3,738Nov 3, 2010
Book Discussion on Don't Vote It Just Encourages the Bastards
Political satirist P.J. O’Rourke presents his thoughts on the current state of politics in America. The author questions the government’s fiscal discipline and weighs in on numerous ...
729Jun 13, 2009
Book Discussion on Driving Like Crazy
Satirist P.J. O’Rourke talked about his book Driving Like Crazy: Thirty Years of Vehicular Hell-Bending, Celebrating America the Way It’s Supposed to Be -- With an Oil Well in Every ...
3,572Mar 24, 2008
BookTV In Depth Vignettes
In Depth focused on the lives and writings of numerous authors. Authors included Shelby Foote, Ray Kurzweil, Taylor Branch, John Hope Franklin, David Lewis, Shelby Steele, Harold Holzer, Nell ...
1,653Jan 7, 2007
In Depth with P.J. O'Rourke
Author P.J. O’Rourke was interviewed about his life, his career, and his writing. He responded to viewer telephone calls and electronic mail.
A video clip was shown of ...
88Sep 20, 2005
Book Discussion on The Weekly Standard: A Reader, 1995-2005
Weekly Standard editors and contributors talked about the magazine’s influence since its founding in 1995. They also commented on topics such as the war in Iraq, the political fallout ...
122Jun 22, 2004
Book Discussion on Peace Kills: America's Fun New Imperialism
Mr. O’Rourke discussed his book Peace Kills: America’s Fun New Imperialism, published by the Atlantic Monthly Press. In his eleventh book, a collection of essays, ...
64Jun 5, 2004
BookExpo Book and Author Luncheon
A panel of authors talked about their books, as well as current events and other issues. Mr. Lamb moderated the discussion. Among the topics addressed were the role of religion in ...
1,482Jan 29, 2003
Funniest Celebrity in Washington Contest
This annual charity event featured comedy routines by Washington notables Senator Tom Daschle, former Secretary Dan Glickman, Cal Thomas, P.J. O’Rourke, Arianna Huffington, Judlyne Lilly, ...
197Nov 11, 2002
Book Discussion on The Skeptic: A Life of H. L. Mencken
Terry Teachout talked about this biography The Skeptic: A Life of H. L. Mencken, published by Harper Collins. The book is a biography of the late American journalist and author and ...
147May 9, 2002
25th Anniversary Dinner
Several dignitaries spoke at the Cato Institute’s 25th anniversary celebration and the libertarian goals and ideals of the organization. The Milton Friedman liberty award was given to ...
1,065Apr 7, 2002
Writings of H.L. Mencken
Guests examined the life and career of journalist H. L. Mencken. He became a reporter for the Baltimore Morning Herald and later joined the Baltimore Sun. He eventually became one ...
133Mar 20, 2002
Mr. O’Rourke talked about the author H.L. Mencken and his writing. O’Rourke was the Cato Institute’s first Mencken Scholar.
47Nov 10, 2001
Book Discussion on The CEO of the Sofa
Mr. O’Rourke talked about his latest book, The CEO of the Sofa, published by Atlantic Monthly Press. The political humorist read passages from his book on cell phone usage, ...
51Jun 9, 2000
Mr. O’Rourke talked about his experiences writing for the magazine Rolling Stone, as well as other current events and newspaper headlines. He also responded to audience calls, ...
39Jun 9, 2000
Mr. O’Rourke talked about a graduation speech he delivered with C-SPAN’s Brian Lamb. He
advised students to make a large amount of money, even if they are ...
38Jan 19, 2000
Book Discussion on Crusaders, Scoundrels, Journalists
Participants talked about the history of the media. They focused on how the media is viewed by politicians. They also talked about the entertainment factor in journalism, and the effect of ...
63Apr 27, 1999
Lighter Side of War, Famine and Plague
Mr. O’Rourke talked about the art of humor writing and the power of parody and satire. He concentrated on writing about the Cold War, current tensions around the world, and other ...
1,163Dec 1, 1998
Book Discussion on Eat the Rich
Mr. O’Rourke discussed his book Eat the Rich: A Treatise on Economics, published by Publishers' Group West. The book humorously examines the economies of less successful ...
129Sep 15, 1998
Author on Eat the Rich
Mr. O’Rourke discussed his book Eat the Rich and the fascination Americans have with love, death, and money.
14May 30, 1998
Ms. Muller talked about who attends BookExpo and the planning that went into the annual event. Mr. O’Rourke was shown signing copies of his books. Mr. Entrekin talked ...
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