Interesting people. Informative conversations. Every Sunday night on Q & A, we introduce you to the people who are making things happen in politics, the media, education, and science and technology in hour-long conversations about their lives and their work.


  • Iowa Caucuses History

    26/01/2020 Duración: 57min

    David Yepsen talks about the history of the "First-in-the-Nation" Iowa caucuses, which are held this year on February 3, 2020. Mr. Yepsen was the chief political writer for the Des Moines Register, where he covered politics for 34 years.

  • History of the New Hampshire Primary

    19/01/2020 Duración: 58min

    Former [New Hampshire Union Leader] Publisher and now Editor-at-Large Joseph McQuaid talks about his state's presidential primary history. This year's primary is February 11, 2020.

  • History of Impeachment in the Senate

    12/01/2020 Duración: 57min

    Historian emeritus of the U.S. Senate, Donald Ritchie, talks about the process and history of Senate impeachment trials, including those of Presidents Andrew Johnson, Richard Nixon, Bill Clinton, and Donald Trump.

  • Daniel Weiss, "In That Time"

    05/01/2020 Duración: 59min

    Daniel Weiss, president and CEO of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, talks about the life of poet Michael O'Donnell, who went missing in action during the Vietnam War after the helicopter he was piloting was shot down over Cambodia.

  • Dr. Azra Raza, "The First Cell"

    15/12/2019 Duración: 58min

    Dr. Azra Raza, professor of medicine and director of the MDS Center at Columbia University, takes a critical look at the way we have treated cancer in the United States since the early 1970s and discusses how patient care can be improved.

  • Holly Jackson, "American Radicals"

    08/12/2019 Duración: 57min

    University of Massachusetts professor Holly Jackson discusses her book, [American Radicals], about the people, inspired by the Founding Fathers, who worked to spread freedom and equality in the United States during the 19th Century.

  • Presidential Press Coverage

    01/12/2019 Duración: 54min

    The Newseum's Patty Rhule talks on Q&A about how the press has covered American presidents over the course of our history. She is vice president of the museum's content and exhibit development.

  • Presidential Nominating Process

    24/11/2019 Duración: 58min

    Lara Brown of George Washington University discusses how the current presidential nominating system developed. She is the political management school director at George Washington University & author of "Jockeying for the American Presidency."

  • A Reporter's View of Afghanistan, Pakistan & Iraq

    17/11/2019 Duración: 58min

    Pamela Constable recently completed a lengthy tour as the [Washington Post]'s Afghanistan/Pakistan bureau chief. She talks about her work, the people she's met, the issues she's covered, and conditions today.

  • Susannah Cahalan, "The Great Pretender"

    10/11/2019 Duración: 57min

    Journalist Susannah Cahalan discusses her book, [The Great Pretender], about a 1973 experiment led by Stanford psychologist David Rosenhan that was conducted to test the legitimacy of psychiatric hospitals in America.

  • Supreme Court Chief Justices

    03/11/2019 Duración: 58min

    Elizabeth Papez - a litigator and partner in the firm of Gibson Dunn, and former U.S. Deputy Assistant Attorney General who clerked for Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas -- discusses several high profile U.S. Supreme Court chief justices.

  • Chris Arnade, "Dignity"

    27/10/2019 Duración: 57min

    Former Wall Street trader turned photojournalist Chris Arnade discusses his book "Dignity," in which he documents the plight of those living on the margins of society in America.

  • Alan Kraut

    20/10/2019 Duración: 58min

    American University Distinguished Professor of History Alan Kraut looks back at our politics and policies over the past two plus centuries to see how they transformed the laws designed to manage immigration.

  • Jeff Guinn, "The Vagabonds"

    09/10/2019 Duración: 57min

    Historian Jeff Guinn writes about the highly publicized summer road trips taken by Henry Ford and Thomas Edison between 1914-1925 in his book, [The Vagabonds].

  • History of Tariffs

    06/10/2019 Duración: 58min

    The Smithsonian Institution's Peter Liebhold discusses the history of tariffs in managing the U.S. economy. He is a work and industry curator at the National Museum of American History.

  • James Banner, "Presidential Misconduct"

    29/09/2019 Duración: 57min

    Historian James Banner discusses his book, "Presidential Misconduct: From George Washington to Today"

  • Heritage Foundation President Kay Coles James

    22/09/2019 Duración: 57min

    Kay Coles James about her life, career in government and politics, and her work as president of the Heritage Foundation think tank in Washington, D.C.

  • Malcolm Gladwell, "Talking to Strangers"

    11/09/2019 Duración: 57min

    Bestselling author Malcolm Gladwell discusses about his new book, [Talking to Strangers], about how we make judgments, often inaccurately, about people we don't know.

  • Amy Wax

    02/09/2019 Duración: 58min

    University of Pennsylvania Law School professor Amy Wax talked about the limits of free expression on college campuses in the United States.

  • Q&A

    28/08/2019 Duración: 25s
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