Historian Douglas Brinkley available for State of the Union interviews

David Ruth

Noted presidential historian Douglas Brinkley available for State of the Union interviews

HOUSTON – (Feb. 11, 2013) – Noted presidential historian Douglas Brinkley is available via Rice University’s television interview studio today and tomorrow for national television interviews discussing President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address Tuesday evening.

Brinkley, who is a professor of history and fellow in history at Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy, interviewed Obama shortly before Election Day for a Rolling Stone magazine cover story. Brinkley, along with other historians, has been a regular guest of the president for roundtable discussions on various historical topics.

Rice University has a VideoLink ReadyCam TV interview studio. ReadyCam is capable of transmitting broadcast-quality standard-definition and high-definition video directly to all news media organizations around the world 24/7.

To schedule an interview with Brinkley, contact David Ruth, director of national media relations at Rice, at david@rice.edu or 713-348-6327.


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About David Ruth

David Ruth is director of national media relations in Rice University's Office of Public Affairs.