Q&A with Terry Teachout

Terry Teachout talked about his biography of Louis Armstrong called Pops: A Life of Louis Armstrong (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2009).… read more

Terry Teachout talked about his biography of Louis Armstrong called Pops: A Life of Louis Armstrong (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2009). Louis Armstrong was a jazz musician who influenced the music and culture of the 20th century. Mr. Teachout talked about Louie Armstrong’s public life, including his experiences with segregation while touring and his overseas tours. Topics included his disagreement with President Eisenhower over race, calling the president “two faced” and having “no guts” while fellow musicians such as Dizzy Gillespie accussed Mr. Armstrong of being an “Uncle Tom.” Mr. Teachout talked about writing the biography. Video clips of Louis Armstrong were shown. Other topics included Mr. Teachout’s other work, and his previous books, including The Skeptic: A Life of H.L. Mencken. close

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Q&A with Terry Teachout

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Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Jan 31, 2010
Last Aired:
Aug 17, 2010

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  • Jan 31, 2010 | 7:59pm EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Jan 31, 2010 | 11:00pm EST | C-SPAN 1
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  • Aug 17, 2010 | 1:43am EDT | C-SPAN 3
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