40 episodes

Over the years C-SPAN's Brian Lamb has interviewed many historians, but was only able to scratch the surface of their deep knowledge. Now he's talking in-depth with some of these same nationally-known historians, making for a fascinating learning experience. Listen as they discuss their careers and what they've learned about America through researching and writing about history. From politics to pop culture, C-SPAN's Talking With...gets into the minds of America's top historians, who sometimes make history by writing about it.

Season 2 Douglas Brinkley

Season 1 Richard Norton Smith

Talking With‪…‬ C-SPAN

    • History
    • 4.9 • 37 Ratings

Over the years C-SPAN's Brian Lamb has interviewed many historians, but was only able to scratch the surface of their deep knowledge. Now he's talking in-depth with some of these same nationally-known historians, making for a fascinating learning experience. Listen as they discuss their careers and what they've learned about America through researching and writing about history. From politics to pop culture, C-SPAN's Talking With...gets into the minds of America's top historians, who sometimes make history by writing about it.

Season 2 Douglas Brinkley

Season 1 Richard Norton Smith

    Douglas Brinkley - Ep. 1

    Douglas Brinkley - Ep. 1

    C-SPAN's Brian Lamb is Talking With...historian Douglas Brinkley. Educated at Ohio State and Georgetown, Professor Brinkley is a well-known expert on U.S. presidents. He has taught at Hofstra, Tulane, The University of New Orleans, and for the past 17 years at Rice University in Houston. In this first episode Douglas Brinkley talks about his parents, high school, his love of history, Ohio State University, working at a used record store, Muddy Waters, and Little Richard.
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    • 21 min
    Douglas Brinkley - Ep. 2

    Douglas Brinkley - Ep. 2

    Brian Lamb talks with historian Douglas Brinkley about Georgetown University, Oxford, JFK, Woody Hayes, working at a used book store, Norman Mailer, Ralph Ellison, James Forman, Pamela & Averell Harriman, and Dean Acheson.  
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    • 28 min
    Douglas Brinkley - Ep. 3

    Douglas Brinkley - Ep. 3

    Brian Lamb talks with historian Douglas Brinkley about his Dean Acheson book, James Forrestal, Townsend Hoopes, Walter Lacquer, and being a good teacher.  
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    • 18 min
    Douglas Brinkley - Ep. 4

    Douglas Brinkley - Ep. 4

    Brian Lamb talks with historian Douglas Brinkley about The Majic Bus, his Hofstra University American Odyssey course, Ken Kesey, Arthur Miller, Waylon Jennings, and Elizabeth Gilbert.  
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    • 24 min
    Douglas Brinkley - Ep. 5

    Douglas Brinkley - Ep. 5

    Brian Lamb talks with historian Douglas Brinkley about his teaching career, Stephen Ambrose, the National World War II Museum, President Jimmy Carter, Hunter Thompson, Rosa Parks, and James Baker.  
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    • 27 min
    Douglas Brinkley - Ep. 6

    Douglas Brinkley - Ep. 6

    Brian Lamb talks with historian Douglas Brinkley about his wife Anne, his children, Don Imus, Wyatt Imus, the Theodore Roosevelt Presidential Library, and Rice University.
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    • 23 min

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