Q&A Schedule

Week of November 9 through December 9

All times and durations are subject to change

Sunday, November 10
7:59 PM EST on C-SPANApprox. 57 min. Q&A with Susannah CahalanSusannah Cahalan; Susan SwainJournalist Susannah Cahalan talked about her book, The Great Pretender: The Undercover Mission ... Journalist Susannah Cahalan talked about her book, The Great Pretender: The Undercover Mission That Changed Our Understanding of Madness, about a 1973 experiment, led by Stanford psychologist David Rosenhan, conducted to test the legitimacy of psychiatric hospitals in America. For the experiment, Professor Rosenhan and seven other healthy individuals checked themselves into mental asylums claiming that they were experiencing hallucinations. Once inside, they acted normally and told doctors the hallucinations had subsided, but they were not allowed to leave until they admitted to having a mental illness and agreeing to take antipsychotic drugs to treat their conditions. Ms. Cahalan discussed the experiment and the impact the resulting study, “On Being Sane in Insane Places,” had on the psychiatric profession. 11:00 PM EST on C-SPANApprox. 57 min. Q&A with Susannah CahalanSusannah Cahalan; Susan SwainJournalist Susannah Cahalan talked about her book, The Great Pretender: The Undercover Mission ... Journalist Susannah Cahalan talked about her book, The Great Pretender: The Undercover Mission That Changed Our Understanding of Madness, about a 1973 experiment, led by Stanford psychologist David Rosenhan, conducted to test the legitimacy of psychiatric hospitals in America. For the experiment, Professor Rosenhan and seven other healthy individuals checked themselves into mental asylums claiming that they were experiencing hallucinations. Once inside, they acted normally and told doctors the hallucinations had subsided, but they were not allowed to leave until they admitted to having a mental illness and agreeing to take antipsychotic drugs to treat their conditions. Ms. Cahalan discussed the experiment and the impact the resulting study, “On Being Sane in Insane Places,” had on the psychiatric profession.
Monday, November 11
5:59 AM EST on C-SPANApprox. 57 min. Q&A with Susannah CahalanSusannah Cahalan; Susan SwainJournalist Susannah Cahalan talked about her book, The Great Pretender: The Undercover Mission ... Journalist Susannah Cahalan talked about her book, The Great Pretender: The Undercover Mission That Changed Our Understanding of Madness, about a 1973 experiment, led by Stanford psychologist David Rosenhan, conducted to test the legitimacy of psychiatric hospitals in America. For the experiment, Professor Rosenhan and seven other healthy individuals checked themselves into mental asylums claiming that they were experiencing hallucinations. Once inside, they acted normally and told doctors the hallucinations had subsided, but they were not allowed to leave until they admitted to having a mental illness and agreeing to take antipsychotic drugs to treat their conditions. Ms. Cahalan discussed the experiment and the impact the resulting study, “On Being Sane in Insane Places,” had on the psychiatric profession.
Sunday, November 17
8:00 PM EST on C-SPANApprox. 1 hr. Q&A with Pamela ConstablePamela Constable recently completed a lengthy tour as the Washington Post’s ... Pamela Constable recently completed a lengthy tour as the Washington Post’s Afghanistan/Pakistan Bureau Chief. She has reported extensively in the region since the early 2000's. She talked about her work, the people she’s met, the issues she’s covered, and conditions today - as well as about her homecoming to the United States. She’s the author of “Playing with Fire: Pakistan at War with Itself” and “Fragments of Grace: My Search for Meaning in the Strife of South Asia.” 11:00 PM EST on C-SPANApprox. 1 hr. Q&A with Pamela ConstablePamela Constable recently completed a lengthy tour as the Washington Post’s ... Pamela Constable recently completed a lengthy tour as the Washington Post’s Afghanistan/Pakistan Bureau Chief. She has reported extensively in the region since the early 2000's. She talked about her work, the people she’s met, the issues she’s covered, and conditions today - as well as about her homecoming to the United States. She’s the author of “Playing with Fire: Pakistan at War with Itself” and “Fragments of Grace: My Search for Meaning in the Strife of South Asia.”
Monday, November 18
6:00 AM EST on C-SPANApprox. 1 hr. Q&A with Pamela ConstablePamela Constable recently completed a lengthy tour as the Washington Post’s ... Pamela Constable recently completed a lengthy tour as the Washington Post’s Afghanistan/Pakistan Bureau Chief. She has reported extensively in the region since the early 2000's. She talked about her work, the people she’s met, the issues she’s covered, and conditions today - as well as about her homecoming to the United States. She’s the author of “Playing with Fire: Pakistan at War with Itself” and “Fragments of Grace: My Search for Meaning in the Strife of South Asia.”