List of C-SPAN Q&A interviews first aired in 2011

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Q&A is an interview series on the C-SPAN network that typically airs every Sunday night. It is hosted by C-SPAN founder Brian Lamb. Its stated purpose is to feature discussions with "interesting people who are making things happen in politics, the media, education, and science & technology in hour-long conversations about their lives and their work."[1]

Original air date
(Links to video)
Interviewee(s) Comments
January 2, 2011 Bob Samuelson
January 9, 2011 Martha Raddatz
January 16, 2011 Students from The Washington Center
January 23, 2011 Christopher Hitchens The discussion with Hitchens was at his home in Washington D.C., and took place during the course of his treatment for his esophageal cancer.
January 30, 2011 Former President George W. Bush The discussion took place at Southern Methodist University, the future site of the George W. Bush Presidential Center. Nineteen students from that university took part in the interview. Bush's memoir Decision Points featured in the discussion.
February 6, 2011 Mick Caouette Featured discussion of Caouette's documentary Hubert H. Humphrey: The Art of the Possible.
February 13, 2011 R. Gerald Turner Featured discussion of Turner's role as President of Southern Methodist University.
February 20, 2011 Donald Rumsfeld Featured discussion of Rumsfeld's memoir, Known and Unknown.
February 27, 2011 Winslow Wheeler
March 6, 2011 Sally Jenkins
March 13, 2011 John C. Hulsman
March 20, 2011 Kathryn Wylde Featured discussion of the Partnership for New York City.
March 27, 2011 Charles Blow
April 3, 2011 Stephen Goldsmith
April 10, 2011 Melissa Lee
April 17, 2011 Andrew Ferguson Featured discussion of Ferguson's book Crazy U: One Dad's Crash Course in Getting His Kid Into College.
April 24, 2011 Mike Daisey
May 1, 2011 Carol Guzy
May 8, 2011 Dick Couch
May 15, 2011 Richard Miniter Featured discussion of Miniter's book Mastermind: The Many Faces of the 9/11 Architect, Khalid Shaikh Mohammed.
May 22, 2011 David McCullough Featured discussion of McCullough's book The Greater Journey: Americans in Paris. (Part one of two parts.)
May 29, 2011 David McCullough Featured discussion of McCullough's book The Greater Journey: Americans in Paris. (Part two of two parts.)
June 5, 2011 James Grant Featured discussion of Grant's book on Thomas B. Reed, Mr. Speaker!: The Life and Times of Thomas B. Reed, The Man Who Broke the Filibuster.
June 12, 2011 Pierre Thomas Featured discussion of Thomas's role as Senior Justice Correspondent for ABC News.
June 19, 2011 Andrew Rossi Featured discussion of Rossi's documentary Page One: Inside the New York Times.
June 26, 2011 Russ Roberts and John Papola Featured discussion of Roberts's podcast EconTalk and Roberts and Papola's music video Fear the Boom and Bust.
July 3, 2011 Scott Miller Featured discussion of Miller's book The President and the Assassin: McKinley, Terror, and Empire at the Dawn of the American Century.
July 10, 2011 Nick Gillespie
July 17, 2011 Carol Highsmith
July 24, 2011 Erik Larson Featured discussion of Larson's book In the Garden of Beasts, about U.S. Ambassador to Germany William Dodd.
July 31, 2011 Juan Williams Featured discussion of Williams's book Muzzled: The Assault on Honest Debate.
August 7, 2011 Alyona Minkovski Featured discussion of The Alyona Show.
August 14, 2011 Washington Journalism and Media Conference Featured discussion with high school students attending the Washington Journalism and Media Conference at George Mason University.
August 21, 2011 Pamela Constable Featured discussion of Constable's book, Playing With Fire: Pakistan At War With Itself.
August 28, 2011 Clarence Lusane Featured discussion of Lusane's book The Black History of the White House.
September 4, 2011 Miles J. Unger Featured discussion of Unger's book Machiavelli: A Biography.
September 11, 2011 N/A Preempted due to Live Coverage of 9/11 Events
September 18, 2011 Ivan Kander and Rob Jones Featured discussion of Kander's documentary Survive. Recover. Live. The Rob Jones Story, about the injuries sustained by his friend Jones during his service in the U.S. Marine Corps in the War in Afghanistan.
September 25, 2011 Naomi Schaefer Riley Featured discussion of Riley's book The Faculty Lounges and Other Reasons Why You Won't Get the College Education You Paid For, about tenure in higher education.
October 2, 2011 Cary Nelson Featured discussion of Nelson's role as the president of the American Association of University Professors, including Nelson's responses to comments made by Naomi Schaefer Riley in the previously aired interview. The taping of this program was interrupted by the 2011 Virginia earthquake.
October 9, 2011 John Paul Stevens Featured discussion of Stevens's book Five Chiefs: A Supreme Court Memoir.
October 16, 2011 Alfredo Quiñones-Hinojosa Featured discussion of Quiñones-Hinojosa's book Becoming Dr. Q: My Journey From Migrant Farm Worker to Brain Surgeon.
October 23, 2011 Gov. Mitch Daniels This interview took place on the campus of Purdue University and featured discussion of Daniels's book Keeping the Republic: Saving America by Trusting Americans.
October 30, 2011 Jill Abramson Featured discussion of Abramson's book The Puppy Diaries: Raising a Dog Named Scout and her role as executive editor of The New York Times.
November 6, 2011 Stacy Schiff Featured discussion of Schiff's biography of Cleopatra.
November 13, 2011 Karl Marlantes Featured discussion of Marlantes's book What It Is Like To Go To War.
November 20, 2011 Lawrence Lessig Featured discussion of Lessig's book Republic, Lost: How Money Corrupts Congress - and a Plan to Stop It.
November 27, 2011 Simon Winchester Featured discussion of Winchester's book Atlantic: Great Sea Battles, Heroic Discoveries, Titanic Storms, and a Vast Ocean of a Million Stories,
December 4, 2011 Carl Colby Featured discussion of Colby's documentary, The Man Nobody Knew, about his father, William Colby.
December 11, 2011 Maj. Gen. Marcia Anderson
December 18, 2011 John Feinstein Featured discussion of Feinstein's book One on One: Behind the Scenes with the Greats in the Game.
December 25, 2011 Michelle Fields


  1. ^ "C-SPAN's "Q&A"". YouTube. Retrieved 3 December 2014. Watch Q&A every Sunday night on C-SPAN at 8pm ET. Each week we introduce you to interesting people who are making things happen in politics, the media, education, and science & technology in hour-long conversations about their lives and their work. 

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