Q&A with Richard Norton Smith and Douglas Brinkley

Historians Richard Norton Smith and Douglas Brinkley talked about the upcoming 2010 midterm elections, the Obama presidency, and politics… read more

Historians Richard Norton Smith and Douglas Brinkley talked about the upcoming 2010 midterm elections, the Obama presidency, and politics in the U.S. They compared the 2010 election with others in history. They also reacted to a video clip of President Obama speaking on August 12, 2010, about history and historians. 

Richard Norton Smith is a historian and biographer. His first book, Thomas Dewey and his Times, was a finalist for the 1983 Pulitzer Prize. Between 1987 and 2001, he was director of the presidential libraries of Herbert Hoover, Dwight Eisenhower, Ronald Reagan, and Gerald Ford. Currently, he is a scholar in residence at George Mason University. He is working on a biography of Nelson Rockefeller. 

Douglas Brinkley is a historian and author. Six of his books have been selected as the New York Times Notable Books of the Year. He is a history commentator for CBS news and a contributing editor to Vanity Fair. Since 2007, he has been a professor of history at Rice University. close

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Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Oct 31, 2010
Last Aired:
Nov 2, 2010

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  • Oct 31, 2010 | 8:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Oct 31, 2010 | 11:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Nov 01, 2010 | 5:49am EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Nov 01, 2010 | 2:01pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Nov 02, 2010 | 3:59am EDT | C-SPAN 2
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