Since 2002 I have worked with select authors and publishers to help advance particular book projects. Many of the authors with whom I have worked have done substantive interviews for broadcast on shows like '60 Minutes' and on various NPR programs, as well as on a number of cable newscasts, and national morning programs.
At times I have produced videos that correspond with an author's work. A particular favorite of mine has been the work done with Lincoln scholar James Swanson.
In 2006, I produced a video to support his book "Manhunt" about the period immediately following the assassination, and the search for the killers. We spoke in his Capitol Hill home, surrounded by a remarkable amount of Lincoln memorabilia, and one of a kind objects. This video represents a good day's discussion about Lincoln, about the characters in 'Manhunt', and about the materials in Swanson's collection.
In 2010, Swanson produced a related book, which followed the 'Death Pageant' for Lincoln, along with the search for former Confederate President Jefferson Davis. The video supporting this book, Bloody Crimes, was also filmed in Swanson's home, amidst a tapestry of Lincoln artifacts.
Click on this youtube link to see the 3:39 clip: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AezGAiSiBCc
Author Barbara Mertz has a number of publishing personas. I recently had the chance to speak with her about her work as Elizabeth Peters, the author of several mysteries surrounding Egyptology. Here is one of those chats. There should be additional links as well on youtube, or on the HarperCollins site.