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Interesting people. Informative conversations. Every Sunday night on Q&A, we introduce you to the people who are making things happen in politics, the media, education, and science and technology in hour-long conversations about their lives and their work.

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Interesting people. Informative conversations. Every Sunday night on Q&A, we introduce you to the people who are making things happen in politics, the media, education, and science and technology in hour-long conversations about their lives and their work.

    Iowa Caucuses History

    Iowa Caucuses History

    David Yepsen talks about the history of the "First-in-the-Nation" Iowa caucuses, which are held this year on February 3, 2020. Mr. Yepsen was the chief political writer for the Des Moines Register, where he covered politics for 34 years.

    • 57 min
    History of the New Hampshire Primary

    History of the New Hampshire Primary

    Former [New Hampshire Union Leader] Publisher and now Editor-at-Large Joseph McQuaid talks about his state's presidential primary history. This year's primary is February 11, 2020.

    • 58 min
    History of Impeachment in the Senate

    History of Impeachment in the Senate

    Historian emeritus of the U.S. Senate, Donald Ritchie, talks about the process and history of Senate impeachment trials, including those of Presidents Andrew Johnson, Richard Nixon, Bill Clinton, and Donald Trump.

    • 57 min
    Daniel Weiss, "In That Time"

    Daniel Weiss, "In That Time"

    Daniel Weiss, president and CEO of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, talks about the life of poet Michael O'Donnell, who went missing in action during the Vietnam War after the helicopter he was piloting was shot down over Cambodia.

    • 59 min
    Dr. Azra Raza, "The First Cell"

    Dr. Azra Raza, "The First Cell"

    Dr. Azra Raza, professor of medicine and director of the MDS Center at Columbia University, takes a critical look at the way we have treated cancer in the United States since the early 1970s and discusses how patient care can be improved.

    • 58 min
    Holly Jackson, "American Radicals"

    Holly Jackson, "American Radicals"

    University of Massachusetts professor Holly Jackson discusses her book, [American Radicals], about the people, inspired by the Founding Fathers, who worked to spread freedom and equality in the United States during the 19th Century.

    • 57 min

Customer Reviews

Linda from PA ,

Go your own way, and I will follow you.

Q&A under its new leader, Susan Swain, has freshness, relevance and diversity while following the fantastic format of guest center stage and interviewer in the background. Direct and humble in her approach, Ms Swain’s style is much like Mr Lamb’s. We never hear her talking just to hear herself speak. She brings context and knowledge to the back and forth discussions as well as balance. Women! There are women intellectuals, academics and authors guests galore. Hallelujah!
Thank you Susan Swain .

Huge Huge Nerd ,

New format/guests in 2019 have been trash

As a longtime albeit I imagine still much younger CSPAN fan, I’ve been disappointed with the direction this show has taken over the last year. I know Brian Lamb is irreplaceable, but the host change, guest selection, and other format elements seem almost intentionally disruptive to the previous magic of this show, that was so wonderfully simple and in no need of refresh.The beauty of this show, prior to the changes, was that you were introduced to topics, ideas and people objectively and without pretense. The show now seems interested or motivated to be relevant in the devastating political punditry cable TV hellhole. Please stop.

JMJBW ,

Agree, no one better than Brian Lamb!

Will miss him.

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