Writing History

Mr. Lopate moderated a discussion on writing among historians and biographers. The discussion included the influence professional… read more

Mr. Lopate moderated a discussion on writing among historians and biographers. The discussion included the influence professional backgrounds have on the approach, the difference between writing about powerful and common people, how history changes over time, and how interpretations of events change. The panelists answered questions submitted by members of the audience.

Mr. Morris wrote Theodore Rex, published by Random House, the sequel to his earlier biography, The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt. Mr. Foner wrote Who Owns History?: Rethinking the Past in a Changing World, published by Hill and Wang, a series of essays about the relationship of the historian to the changing world. Mr. Caro wrote Master of the Senate: The Years of Lyndon Johnson, published by Knopf, the third volume of his biography of Lyndon Johnson. close

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Program ID:
174048-1
Category:
Public Affairs Event
Format:
Forum
Location:
New York, New York, United States
First Aired:
Nov 30, 2002
Last Aired:
Dec 23, 2002

Airing Details

  • Nov 30, 2002 | 9:00pm EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Dec 08, 2002 | 3:30pm EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Dec 22, 2002 | 11:59am EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Dec 23, 2002 | 2:30am EST | C-SPAN 2