Interviews & Panels

2015

BBC Radio 3 – 16 July 2015
Free ThinkingChalke Valley History Festival: History vs. Failure
David Starkey, Amanda Foreman and Saul David join Anne McElvoy for a debate recorded in front of an audience at the Chalke Valley History Festival.

2013

The New York Public Library – 2 May 2013
“The Great Gatsby” Film Panel Discussion
Amanda Foreman and The New Yorker‘s David Remnick moderate a discussion with director Baz Luhrmann, costume/production designer Catherine Martin, and stars Carey Mulligan, Isla Fisher, Tobey Maguire, and Joel Edgerton about Luhrmann’s 2013 film adaptation of The Great Gatsby.

Charlie Rose (PBS) – 8 April 2013
Remembering Margaret Thatcher Amanda Foreman joins Martin Amis, Tina Brown, Harold Evans, and Henry Kissinger to discuss the life and legacy of Margaret Thatcher with host Charlie Rose.

Virtual Book Signing – 2 November 2012
Abraham Lincoln Book Shop – Chicago, IL
Host Daniel Weinberg speaks to Amanda Foreman about her book A World on Fire.

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2012

WUFT Public Radio (Florida) – 13 July 2012
“Connor Calling”
Gainesville, FL author Shelley Fraser Mickle interviews bestselling author Amanda Foreman about her latest book A World on Fire: Britain’s Crucial Role in the American Civil War.

University of Toronto – 2 February 2012
Lionel Gelber Prize Longlist Interviews
Rob Steiner, Director, Fellowships In Global Journalism at the Munk School of Global Affairs, interviews Amanda Foreman about A World on Fire as part of a series focusing on the authors featured on the 2012 Lionel Gelber Prize longlist.

2011

BBC Radio 4 – 30 December 2011
BBC News – Today: History teaching
Amanda Foreman and Peter Hyman discuss the current curriculum and the question of national memory.

C-SPAN – 28 December 2011
Washington Journal
Amanda Foreman discusses her cover story for Newsweek on the legacy of Margaret Thatcher.

NBC – 21 December 2011
Morning Joe: “Remembering the Legacy of Margaret Thatcher”
Newsweek‘s Amanda Foreman joins Morning Joe to discuss the legacy of former British PM Margaret Thatcher. The panel also discusses actress Meryl Streep’s portrayal of Thatcher in the new film “The Iron Lady.”

Maryland Public Radio (WYPR) – 9 November 2011
Maryland Morning with Sheilah Kast
Amanda Foreman discusses A World On Fire.

BBC Televison – 8 November 2011
BBC News: Debating Amanda Foreman’s film on US midterm elections
Historian Amanda Foreman debates the ideas in her film on the US midterm election results with Andrew Neil, Michael Portillo and Jacqui Smith.

C-SPAN – 4 October 2011
American HistoryTV: British Citizenry Role in the Civil War

Oxford historian Amanda Foreman talked about the many British citizens that fought on both sides of the American Civil War for a host of personal and political reasons. She was interviewed on stage by Harold Holzer and responded to questions from members of the audience. Part of the series The Civil War: 150 Years, a program of the New York Historical Society Bernard and Irene Schwartz Distinguished Speakers Series, presented at the New York Society for Ethical Culture.

The New York Public Library – 23 September 2011
Stacy Schiff in conversation with Amanda Foreman
The distinguished biographer, Pulitzer Prize winner and former Cullman Center Fellow Stacy Schiff discusses her highly acclaimed biography Cleopatra with award-winning historian and biographer Amanda Foreman.

C-SPAN – 15 July 2011
BookTV: After Words
Amanda Foreman discusses her book A World on Fire with Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Eric Foner.

Bloomberg – 14 July 2011
The World in Time: Another House Divided
Amanda Foreman with Lew Lapham on Bloomberg

National Review Online – July 2011
Amanda Foreman with John Miller

CBS – 12 July 2011
NightSide
Amanda Foreman discusses The American Civil War with Dan Rea

CBS 6 – 14 July 2011
Virginia This Morning (WTVR)
Amanda Foreman discusses A World On Fire with Cheryl Miller.

HBO – 8 July 2011
Real Time with Bill Maher
Bill Maher welcomes roundtable guests Amanda Foreman, Ethan Nadelmann, Chaz Bono, Ann Coulter, and Christopher Hayes to discuss a range of political and social topics.

MSNBC – 5 July 2011
Morning Joe
Historian Dr. Amanda Foreman joins Morning Joe to discuss her new book, “A World on Fire,

BBC Televison – 30 June 2011
BBC News: Will and Kate ‘symbolise Britain’ on US trip
Amanda Foreman, US-based author of Georgiana: Duchess of Devonshire, and Richard Fitzwilliams, former editor of International Who’s Who and royal commentator in the UK, talk about the “huge reaction” in the US to Prince William and Kate Middleton’s “approachable glamour”.

BBC Radio 3 – 12 June 2011
Private Passions: Amanda Foreman
In a special edition of Private Passions recorded at the 2011 Hay-on-Wye Literary festival, Michael Berkeley talks to the award-winning historian Amanda Foreman.

The Oldie – 7 June 2011
Oldie Literary Lunch
Amanda Foreman speaks to an audience of The Oldie magazine readers about A World on Fire and the discovery that led her to the subject while she was researching for Georgiana, Duchess of Devonshire.

BBC Radio 4 – 4 June 2011
Any Answers?

BBC Radio 4 – 3 June 2011
Any Questions?
Jonathan Dimbleby presents a discussion about politics and what’s in the news with Amanda Foreman, Owen Smith, Nadine Dorries, and Helen Mary Jones.

BBC Televison – 27th May 2011
BBC News: UK and US special relationship review: Foreman, Portillo, Abbott
Historian Amanda Foreman claims Obama’s re-election chances have been helped by his tour to the UK and Ireland, as she reviews his visit and the so-called UK and US special relationship with Michael Portillo, Andrew Neil and Diane Abbott.

BBC Radio 4 – 21 May 2011
Saturday Live
Richard Coles with historian Amanda Foreman and poet Murray Lachlan Young.

BBC Radio 4 – 19 April 2011
The Prime Ministers: Earl Grey
Nick Robinson, the BBC Political Editor, speaks with Amanda Foreman, who talks about Grey’s affair with Georgiana, Duchess of Devonshire, and Georgiana’s political influence on the young Grey.

British Library – 14 April, 2011
“Tales of Heroism, Tales of Terror: The British in the American Civil War”
Amanda Foreman gives a fresh account of the Civil War through the stories of Britons who went to America.

BBC Televison -11 March 2011
BBC News: History versus business on AV vote
Historian Amanda Foreman and Roland Rudd, founder and senior partner of Finsbury, discuss the AV vote.

2010

BBC Televison – 5 December 2010
BBC News: The Andrew Marr Show – Paper Review
The Sunday papers are reviewed by author and historian Amanda Foreman and Chief Executive of Save the Children, Justin Forsyth.

BBC One – 5 December 2010
The Andrew Marr Show
Andrew Marr talks to Shadow Foreign Secretary Yvette Cooper and Amanda Foreman, award-winning historian and best-selling author of Georgiana, Duchess of Devonshire.

BBC Radio 4 – 4 November 2010
Open Book
Mariella Frostrup talks to the historian Amanda Foreman about her new book, A World on Fire.

BBC Radio 3 – 27 October 2010
Night Waves: Amanda Foreman
Rana Mitter talks to the historian Amanda Foreman about her new book “A World on Fire”.

2009

BBC Radio 4 – 23 October 2009
Women’s Hour
Jenni Murray is joined by Amanda Foreman, daughter of the blacklisted Hollywood screenwriter Carl Foreman to discuss how the Hollywood film industry was affected by the Communist scare of the 1940s & 50s.

2008

The Jacob Burns Film Center – 11 September 2008
The Duchess: Preview & Q&A
Amanda Foreman discusses The Duchess, the film adaptation of her book Georgiana, Duchess of Devonshire with the film’s producer Gabrielle Tana and New York Times critic Janet Maslin at the Jacob Burns Film Center.

2003

BBC Radio 4 – 3 August 2003
Bookclub
Amanda Foreman joins James Naughtie and a group of readers to talk about Georgiana, Duchess of Devonshire.

2000

BBC Radio 4 – 22 June 2000
In Our Time: Biography
Melvyn Bragg and guests Richard Holmes, Nigel Hamilton, and Amanda Foreman discuss biography which sells more books now than ever before.

C-SPAN 2 – 15 February 2000
BookTV: Book Discussion on Georgiana: Duchess of Devonshire
Ms. Foreman talks about her book Georgiana: Duchess of Devonshire at the Lenox Hill Bookstore in New York. The book is a biography of Duchess of Devonshire Georgiana Spencer, examining her social and political life to gain a larger picture of 18th century Britain.