Q&A with Mark Leibovich

Mark Leibovich talked about his book This Town: Two Parties and a Funeral - Plus Plenty of Valet Parking! - in America’s Gilded… read more

Mark Leibovich talked about his book This Town: Two Parties and a Funeral - Plus Plenty of Valet Parking! - in America’s Gilded Capital. He described his book as an insider’s commentary on the business of government, politics, and media in Washington and reacted to many video clips. He discussed the reception his book had received, saying he had been accused by some journalists of giving away “the secret handshake.” He described the revolving door between government employment and lobbying firms. He stressed his larger point that political Washington was doing better in many ways than the rest of the country, which he said was suffering. Among other topics, he discussed the funeral of long-time “Meet the Press” moderator Tim Russert, and how it was treated by some as an opportunity to participate in D.C.'s “relentless culture of networking.” He also detailed his New York Times Magazine work and aspects of his life such as how the death of his younger brother at age 23 affected him. close

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

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Q&A with Mark Leibovich

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Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Aug 18, 2013
Last Aired:
May 4, 2014

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  • Aug 18, 2013 | 7:59pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Aug 18, 2013 | 8:00pm EDT | C-SPAN RADIO
  • Aug 18, 2013 | 11:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Aug 18, 2013 | 11:00pm EDT | C-SPAN RADIO
  • Aug 19, 2013 | 5:00am EDT | C-SPAN RADIO
  • Aug 19, 2013 | 5:56am EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • May 03, 2014 | 4:58pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • May 03, 2014 | 9:00pm EDT | C-SPAN RADIO
  • May 04, 2014 | 4:28am EDT | C-SPAN 1
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