George Mason University Libraries conducted oral history interviews with selected Booknotes authors and C-SPAN staff members. These thirty-five interviews give insight into the influence Booknotes had on the authors, those who worked for C-SPAN, and the network's growth.
Authors were asked to describe the experience of appearing on the program, how it differed from other interview appearances, how it affected their career, and how it forged lasting relationships between an author and C-SPAN. C-SPAN staffers were asked questions about the program's inner workings and Brian Lamb's methodology.
Full transcripts are provided for each interview.