Brian & George

Brian Lamb, replacing BookNotes with his patented interview technique on Q&A scores this week-end: an interview with Bush (8:00-9:00, repeated 11-12 both Sunday evening – E.S.T.). The transcripts and streamed viewing are up. The interview is 23 minutes long and followed by roundtable with Richard Norton Smith and Doug Brinkley.

That interview is on C-Span I; it is preceded on C-Span 2 by BookTV’s new program, Afterwards precedes this one; for those of you who haven’t caught this new program, an author is interviewed by someone with a different (often opposing) perspective. Of course, this is not the usual neutral take of C-Span (but, then, the interviewers aren’t c-span employees, either). This week Dana Priest (of the Washington Post) will interview Melissa Boyle Mahle a former US intelligence officer, about her new memoir, Denial and Deception: An Insiders View of the CIA from Iran-Contra to 9/11.