List of C-SPAN Q&A interviews first aired in 2012

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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 1, 2012 William Beutler Featured discussion of Wikipedia
January 8, 2012 Ward Carroll Featured discussion of
January 15, 2012 Glenn Kessler Featured discussion of Kessler's "The Fact Checker" column in The Washington Post.
January 22, 2012 Diana West
January 29, 2012 Michael Hastings Featured discussion of Hastings's book The Operators: The Wild and Terrifying Inside Story of America's War in Afghanistan.
February 5, 2012 Ray Mabus Featured discussion of Mabus's role as Secretary of the Navy.
February 12, 2012 Josh Marshall Featured discussion of Talking Points Memo
February 19, 2012 Charles Evans, Jr. and Victor DeNoble Featured discussion of Evans's documentary Addiction Incorporated, which featured DeNoble.
February 26, 2012 Neera Tanden Featured discussion of the Center for American Progress
March 4, 2012 Robert Kagan Featured discussion of Kagan's book The World America Made.
March 11, 2012 Tim Weiner Featured discussion of Weiner's book Enemies: The History of the FBI.
March 18, 2012 Walter E. Williams
March 25, 2012 Sonja Sohn Featured discussion of Sohn's organization ReWired for Change.
April 1, 2012 Jerry Ensminger and Rachel Libert Featured discussion of the documentary Semper Fi: Always Faithful, directed by Libert and featuring Ensminger.
April 8, 2012 United States Senate Youth Program
April 15, 2012 Katrina Lantos Swett
April 22, 2012 Douglas Wissing Featured discussion of Wissing's book Funding the Enemy: How U.S. Taxpayers Bankroll The Taliban.
April 29, 2012 Blaine Harden Featured discussion of Harden's book Escape From Camp 14: One Man's Remarkable Odyssey from North Korea to Freedom in the West.
May 6, 2012 and May 20, 2012 Robert Caro Featured discussion of Caro's bookThe Years of Lyndon Johnson: The Passage of Power, which is the fourth of five volumes in Caro's study of Lyndon Johnson.
May 13, 2012 Nancy Gibbs and Michael Duffy Featured discussion of Gibbs's and Duffy's book The Presidents Club: Inside the World’s Most Exclusive Fraternity. This interview was one hour and 35 minutes long.
May 27, 2012 Clint Hill Featured discussion of Hill's book Mrs. Kennedy and Me.
June 3, 2012 Douglas Brinkley Featured discussion of Brinkley's biography of Walter Cronkite.
June 10, 2012 Angela T. Rye Featured discussion of the Congressional Black Caucus
June 17, 2012 Brian Kamoie
June 24, 2012 Dan Balz
July 1, 2012 Gretchen Morgenson Discussion of Morgenson's book Reckless Endangerment
July 8, 2012 Kirk S. Lippold Featured discussion of Lippold's book Front Burner: Al Qaeda's Attack on the USS Cole
July 15, 2012 Antony Beevor Featured discussion of Beevor's book The Second World War
July 22, 2012 David Wood Featured discussion of Wood's 10-part series for the Huffington Post, Beyond the Battlefield: The War Goes on for the Severely Wounded
July 29, 2012 Antonin Scalia
August 5, 2012 Rep. John Lewis Featured discussion of Lewis's book Across That Bridge: Life Lessons and a Vision for Change.
August 12, 2012 Andrew Nagorski Featured discussion of Nagorski's book Hitlerland: American Eyewitnesses to the Nazi Rise to Power.
August 19, 2012 Walter Pincus
August 26, 2012 Julianna Goldman
September 2, 2012 Ami Horowitz Featured discussion of Horowitz's documentary U.N. Me.
September 9, 2012 Colbert I. King
September 16, 2012 Andrew Kaczynski Featured discussion of Kaczynski's research for BuzzFeed.
September 23, 2012 Neil Barofsky Discussion of Barofsky's book Bailout: An Inside Account of How Washington Abandoned Main Street While Rescuing Wall Street.
September 30, 2012 Allan Sloan and Geoff Colvin Featured discussion of Sloan's and Colvin's work with Fortune magazine.
October 7, 2012 Morley Safer
October 14, 2012 Evan Thomas Featured discussion of Thomas's book Ike's Bluff: President Eisenhower's Secret Battle To Save The World
October 21, 2012 Steve Inskeep Featured discussion of Inskeep's book Instant City: Life and Death in Karachi.
October 28, 2012 Heidi Ewing Featured discussion of Ewing's documentary Detropia.
November 4, 2012 Walter Stahr Featured discussion of Stahr's book Seward: Lincoln's Indispensable Man.
November 11, 2012 Matthew Heineman Featured discussion of Heineman's documentary Escape Fire.
November 18, 2012 Aida Donald Featured discussion of Donald's book Citizen Soldier: A Life of Harry S. Truman.
November 25, 2012 Ted Widmer Featured discussion of Widmer's book Listening In: The Secret White House Recordings of John F. Kennedy.
December 2, 2012 Michael Hill Featured discussion of Hill's book Elihu Washburne: The Diary and Letters of America's Minister to France During The Siege and Commune of Paris.
December 9, 2012 Crystal Wright Featured discussion of
December 16, 2012 Anne Applebaum Featured discussion of Applebaum's book Iron Curtain: The Crushing of Eastern Europe 1944-1956.
December 23, 2012 Paul Reid Featured discussion of The Last Lion: Winston Spencer Churchill, Defender of the Realm, 1940-1965, the third volume of William Manchester's trilogy on Winston Churchill, which Manchester asked Reid to finish.
December 30, 2012 Kevin Phillips Featured discussion of Phillips's book 1775: A Good Year for Revolution.


  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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