On the November 7 episode of CBS News Sunday Morning, they ran a profile of legendary talk show host Dick Cavett. The central question of the piece was “Could the Dick Cavett show survive today?” Short answer: “No.” His new book is a collection of his essays on many aspects of modern life, often digging back into transcripts of his old talk shows to find some nuggets of wisdom to impart.
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On the October 17th episode of This Week With Christiane Amanpour one of the panelists was blogger and daughter of John McCain, Meghan McCain. Her new book is her behind the scenes look at the 2008 Presidential campaign from the view of someone who was in the room most of the time.
On the October 10th episode of FOX News Sunday With Chris Wallace, the panel included political advisor Karl Rove and Virginia Congressman Eric Cantor. Rove’s book is a political memoir of his time as a senior political advisor, and Cantor’s is a manifesto for the next generation of young conservatives on how to modify their party’s approach to governance.
On the October 3rd episode of This Week With Christiane Amanpour, the panel included a large number of authors, three of which have current ebooks out. Ayaan Hirsi Ali‘s most recent book is a detailed description of the geography of her journey from Somalia to the United States, examining the culture of each country she passed through on the way. Reza Aslan‘s book is an examination of the global phenomenon of religious extremism across all of the major religions. Robert Spencer‘s book is a criticism of the Obama administration up to this point.
On the September 26th episode of FOX News Sunday With Chris Wallace, one of the panelists was Republican Congressman from Maryland Kevin McCarthy. He is one of the co-authors of a new book about the conservative movement and the leadership of it which is intended as a call to action for those in the movement.
On the September 19th episode of This Week With Christiane Amanpour, a panel was convened to discuss the peace talks in the Middle East. It included Peter Beinart, senior political writer for The Daily Beast. Beinart is a Schwartz Senior Fellow at the New America Foundation, and Associate Professor of Journalism and Political Science at The City University of New York. His new book is an examination of the American attitude towards foreign policy and the underlying cultural self-image that drives our policy decisions.
On the September 19th episode of FOX News Sunday With Chris Wallace,one of the panelists was former President Bush’s Deputy Chief of Staff Karl Rove. His new book is a political memoir of his time working with President Bush and beyond.
On the September 12th episode of Meet the Press, one of the panelists was author and professor Reza Aslan. His newest book is an examination of the global phenomenon of religious extremism across all of the major religions.
September 12th onThis Week With Christiane Amanpour, one of the panelists discussing the friction between religions was Interfaith Youth Core founder Eboo Patel. His book about growing up as a Muslim of Indian descent in America has been updated and is being rereleased in eBook format.
On the September 5th episode of Meet the Press, David Plouffe was on to discuss the challenges the Democrats face in this year’s midterm election. He is best known as Barack Obama’s campaign manager in 2008.
On the August 29th episode of Meet the Press, the show was devoted to the five year anniversary of the landfall of Hurricane Katrina. Part of the show was devoted to a panel to discuss the reaction to it, which included author and history professor Douglas Brinkley. In 2006, he published one of the early books examining Hurricane Katrina and the subsequent flooding of New Orleans as a historical event – covering the period of August 27 until September 3, 2005 in exacting detail at book length.
On the August 15 episode of FOX News Sunday With Chris Wallace, economist Mark Zandi was on a panel discussing the status of the United States’ economic recovery. Zandi is the chief economist at Moody’s and his most recent book explains securitization and how it brought about the financial crisis in the subprime loan market.
On the July 25 episode of FOX News Sunday With Chris Wallace former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich was on a panel to debate with former DNC chairman and presidential candidate Howard Dean. Speaker Gingrich’s newest non-fiction book (he also writes novels) lays out his vision of where he thinks American politics should change in 2010.