Wil Haygood

Wil Haygood is an American journalist and author who is known for his 2008 'Washington Post' article "A Butler Well Served By This Election", about Eugene Allen, which served as the basis for the 2013 movie 'The Butler'. Since then, Haygood has written a book about Allen, 'The Butler: A Witness to History'. While being interviewed on the radio program Conversations with Allan Wolper on WBGO 88.3FM, Haygood revealed that he had tracked down another White House butler. At the last minute, this butler, who had served three presidents, refused to be interviewed; the family apparently did not want his story out against the parallel story of the election of President Obama. Wikipedia*

On the C-SPAN Networks:
Wil Haygood has eight videos in the C-SPAN Video Library; the first appearance was a 2006 Speech. The year with the most videos was 2015 with two videos. The year with the highest average number of views per program was 2016 with an average of 1,172 views per program. Most appearances with Peter Slen (2). Most common tags: Marshall, Thurgood, African Americans, Sports/Athletes.

Appearances by Title:c. January 1, 2005 - Present Staff Writer, [Washington Post] Videos: 8

Recent Appearances

  • In Depth with Wil Haygood

    In Depth with Wil Haygood

    Wil Haygood talked about his life and career and responded to viewer comments and questions. Mr. Haygood’s most recent book…

  • Interview on <em>Showdown</em>

    Interview on Showdown

    Wil Haygood talked about his book, Showdown: Thurgood Marshall and the Supreme Court Nomination That Changed America. This…

  • <em>Showdown</em>

    Showdown

    Wil Haygood talked about his book Showdown: Thurgood Marshall and the Supreme Court Nomination That Changed America, in…

  • White House Butler Eugene Allen

    White House Butler Eugene Allen

    Washington Post reporter Wil Haygood talked about the life of Eugene Allen, the White House butler who served as the inspiration for…

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