In Depth with Newt Gingrich

Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich talked about his life, his career, and his body of writing. Topics included his long… read more

Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich talked about his life, his career, and his body of writing. Topics included his long interest in nature, his concept of “active” alternative historical fiction, environmentalism, the welfare system, the politics of Presidents Franklin Roosevelt and Ronald Reagan, the war in Iraq, a double standard for liberals and conservatives, religion, public education, and technology. He responded to telephone calls and electronic mail.

Mr. Gingrich responded to video segments including: a 1994 interview with his mother Kathleen in his hometown in Pennsylvania; a December 7, 1941, radio broadcast by Eleanor Roosevelt; background video of him and his historical ficiton writing partner William Forstchen in Gettysburg on July 4, 2003; on December 30, 1994, an interview at Zoo Atlanta and a news conference in Marietta, Georgia, about his controversial book contract; a clip of a walking tour of Washington, D.C. with his wife Callista from his video Rediscovering God in America from Citizens United Productions; former President Bill Clinton on November 26, 2007, speaking about his impeachment; and a video from YouTube of his avatar on Second Life.

Mr Gingrich is the author of over a dozen fiction and non-fiction books, including: Winning the Future: A 21st Century Contract with America; To Renew America; Lessons Learned the Hard Way; Saving Lives and Saving Money; Window of Opportunity; The Art of Transformation; Rediscovering God in America; Gettysburg; Grant Comes East; Never Call Retreat: Lee and Grant, the Final Victory; and 1945. His latest books are Pearl Harbor: A Novel of December the 8th (co-authored with William Forstchen) and A Contract with the Earth (co-authored with Terry Maple). close

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Washington, District of Columbia, United States
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Dec 2, 2007
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