After Words is an American television series on the C-SPAN2 network’s weekend programming schedule known as Book TV. The program is an hour-long talk show, each week featuring an interview with the author of a new nonfiction book. The program has no regular host. Instead, each author is paired with a guest host who is familiar with the author or the subject matter of their book.
|Created by||Arthur Brown|
|Developed by||Jerry Scott|
|Directed by||Nate McDonald|
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of episodes||895|
|Production company(s)||Center City Film & Video|
|Original release||January 2, 1985 –|
After Words debuted on January 2, 2005, with Norman J. Ornstein from the American Enterprise Institute interviewing Newt Gingrich about his book Winning the Future. As of December 2010[update], After Words has produced more than 260 hours of programming.
Noteworthy authors and guest hosts who have appeared on the program include: Jimmy Carter, interviewed by Douglas Brinkley; Bob Dole, interviewed by Rick Atkinson; Andrea Mitchell interviewed by S. Robert Lichter and Simon Schama interviewed by Edna Medford.
The program is an hour-long author interview-based talk show, focusing on non-fiction writers, with different participants each week. On each program an author is interviewed about their book by a guest host who is an expert on the topic of the book. The goal of this format, as stated by C-SPAN, is to put a "different spin" on the usual format of author interview programs. After Words is now a weekly part of Book TV's schedule, along with History on Book TV, Book Parties and Festivals, Public Lives and Encore Booknotes.
- Jim Milliot (10 January 1985). "BookTV Eyes More Original Programming". Publishers Weekly.
- "After Words". C-SPAN.org. C-SPAN. Archived from the original on 28 March 2015. Retrieved 19 October 2010.
- Tony Biffle (5 December 1987). "The Last Author Of One Last Book For One Final Hour". The Sun Herald.
- "C-SPAN Milestones". C-SPAN. Archived from the original on 9 December 2010. Retrieved 1 December 2010.
- "After Words with Jimmy Carter". C-SPAN Video Library. C-SPAN. 21 September 2010. Retrieved 15 December 2010.
- "After Words with Bob Dole". C-SPAN Video Library. C-SPAN. 15 April 1985. Retrieved 15 December 2010.
- "After Words with Andrea Mitchell". C-SPAN Video Library. C-SPAN. 14 September 2005. Retrieved 15 December 2010.
- "After Words with Simon Schama". C-SPAN Video Library. C-SPAN. 26 June 2006. Retrieved 15 December 2010.
- Kyle Brazzel (25 October 2005). "Book bus finds story of Bates worth stop". Arkansas Democrat-Gazette.