Q&A with Simon Winchester

Simon Winchester talked about his sweeping historical narrative of the Atlantic Ocean, Atlantic: Great Sea Battles, Heroic Discoveries,… read more

Simon Winchester talked about his sweeping historical narrative of the Atlantic Ocean, Atlantic: Great Sea Battles, Heroic Discoveries, Titanic Storms, and a Vast Ocean of a Million Stories. He detailed his recent cross-country replication of the transcontinental motor convoy Dwight Eisenhower volunteered for in 1919 that later prompted President Eisenhower’s interstate highway system proposal. He talked about his career as a reporter, freelance writer and author. He described his July 4, 2011, naturalization ceremony on the deck of the USS Constitution in Boston Harbor. He shared his writing and research habits, along with future projects.

Simon Winchester worked as a foreign correspondent for the Guardian and the Sunday Times of London. He graduated from Oxford with a degree in geology. He has authored over 21 books and lives in the Berkshires in Massachusetts. close

*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.

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Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Nov 27, 2011
Last Aired:
Dec 17, 2012

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  • Nov 27, 2011 | 8:00pm EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Nov 27, 2011 | 11:00pm EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Nov 28, 2011 | 6:00am EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Dec 28, 2011 | 7:01pm EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Dec 15, 2012 | 2:00pm EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Dec 16, 2012 | 7:00am EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Dec 17, 2012 | 3:00am EST | C-SPAN 3
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