Joel Achenbach
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Joel Achenbach

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*

On the C-SPAN Networks:
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.

Appearances by Title:c. January 1, 1990 - Present Staff Writer, [Washington Post] Videos: 13

Recent Appearances

  • <em>Sally Ride</em>

    Sally Ride

    Lynn Sherr talked about her book, Sally Ride: America’s First Woman in Space, in which she recalls the life of Sally Ride,…

  • <em>The Future of the Mind</em>

    The Future of the Mind

    Michio Kaku talked about his book, The Future of the Mind: The Scientific Quest to Understand, Enhance, and Empower the…

  • Panel on Writing About Disasters

    Panel on Writing About Disasters

    Authors talked about their books about reporting on disasters. They responded to questions from members of the audience. Barry Siegel…

  • Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill Joint Investigation Hearings

    Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill Joint Investigation Hearings

    Joel Achenbach talked about his coverage of the series of hearings on the Gulf of Mexico oil spill.

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