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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.

    Christian McMillen, Author of "Pandemics: A Very Short Introduction"

    Christian McMillen, Author of "Pandemics: A Very Short Introduction"

    Christian McMillen talks about the history of pandemics. He is the author of “Pandemics: A Very Short Introduction” and is a University of Virginia associate dean for social sciences.

    • 59 min
    Steve Inskeep, Author of "Imperfect Union"

    Steve Inskeep, Author of "Imperfect Union"

    NPR “Morning Edition” host Steve Inskeep discusses his book, “Imperfect Union,” which chronicles John and Jessie Fremont and their exploration of the American West in the 19th century.

    • 57 min
    Peggy Wallace Kennedy, Author of "The Broken Road: George Wallace and a Daughter's Journey to Reconciliation"

    Peggy Wallace Kennedy, Author of "The Broken Road: George Wallace and a Daughter's Journey to Reconciliation"

    Peggy Wallace Kennedy, daughter of former 4-term Alabama governor and presidential candidate segregationist George Wallace, talks about her father’s controversial career and his later political conversion after almost being assassinated in 1972.

    • 55 min
    Carl Cannon, Washington Bureau Chief of RealClearPolitics on Super Tuesday

    Carl Cannon, Washington Bureau Chief of RealClearPolitics on Super Tuesday

    Carl Cannon, Washington Bureau Chief of RealClearPolitics, discusses the history of Super Tuesday primaries and caucuses.

    • 59 min
    Notable Speakers of the House with Matthew Green

    Notable Speakers of the House with Matthew Green

    Matthew Green looks back over history & into our own time to talk about notable Speakers - including Henry Clay, Joe Cannon, Newt Gingrich, and current Speaker Nancy Pelosi. He is a Catholic University political science professor.

    • 58 min
    Craig Fehrman, "Author in Chief"

    Craig Fehrman, "Author in Chief"

    Journalist and historian Craig Fehrman analyzes American presidents through the lens of the books they've written.

    • 58 min

Customer Reviews

AnitaBower ,

Excellent format

The direct and well-prepared questions are clear and lead to good answers.

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.

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 .

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