Author News and Book Reports
Brian Lamb pulls plug on Booknotes
Brian Lamb, founder of the C-Span cable network and host of the long-running Booknotes, never mentioned his own new book, Booknotes on American Character (Perseus Press; March, 2004), when he hosted a panel of bestselling authors at BookExpo 2004. Nor did he mention that Booknotes would cease production. But, in his typically gracious manner, he talked to reporters and booksellers afterwards and took a moment with PubBuzz to tell us what books he was reading. Booknotes, for decades one of the most influential and respected author interview programs on cable or broadcast television, had its last showing on C-Span December 5, 2004.