Joel Leroy Achenbach is an American staff writer for the Washington Post and the author of seven books, including ' A Hole at the Bottom of the Sea', 'The Grand Idea', C'aptured by Aliens', 'It Looks Like a President only Smaller', and three compilations of his former syndicated newspaper column "Why Things Are." He is a contributor to many publications, including Slate and National Geographic, where he is a former monthly columnist. Mr. Wikipedia*
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Joel Achenbach has 13 videos in the C-SPAN Video Library; the first appearance was a 1996 Forum. The year with the most videos was 2004 with four videos. The year with the highest average number of views per program was 2014 with an average of 831 views per program. Most appearances with Brian Lamb (2), Richard Brookhiser (2), John E. Ferling (2). Most common tags: Early American History (1600-1850), Washington Politics, BP Oil Spill.