Russ on C-SPAN2′s Book TV

Russ on C-SPAN2 Book TV

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Russ appeared on C-SPAN2′s Book TV program and read some passages from Family of Secrets to a live audience at BookPeople in Austin, Texas.

He also answered some interesting questions about why the book is relevant to current events and what its primary lessons are.  Don’t miss out on the discussion, which begins at the 36:45 mark.


  • By Ross Beattie, May 24, 2009 @ 6:50 pm

    Does President Bush get a pass on his Cut & Run policy ?
    Panel Report on 60 Minutes

    2-2-1972-Subject: Flight Qualifications specifically Bath & Bush .

    5-4-1972 -Subject: Annual Flight Examination, order to take physical .

    5-19-1972-Subject: Discussion with 1st Lt. Bush, phone call from Bush talked about his getting his flight physical.

    8-1-1972-Subject: Bush suspension of flight status recommendation that we fill this
    critical billet with a more seasoned pilot from a list of qualified Vietnam pilots
    that have rotated .

    9-5-72-Subject: Suspension from flying status, retroactive to 8-1-72. Reason – failure to accomplish medical examination signed – Bobby W. Hodges.

    9-29-72-Subject: Officer will comply with paragraph 2-10, AFM 35-13, authority: Para 2-29m, AFM 35-13.

    8-18-73-Subject: Memo; Retired Gen. Staudt has obviously pressured Hodges about Lt. Bush
    rating, Gen Staudt is pushing to sugar coat it.. (

    1-6-73-Subject: Lt. Bush’s dental examination; looks like Lt. Bush had time to take his dental examination but not time to take his flight physical!

    Why no board of inquiry and no court martial???

    Did Lt. Bush run the Texas National Guard ?????

    On 9-28-04 On the O’Reilly program Bill ask Pres. Bush about his NG service and Pres. Bush said and I quote “ I did exactly what my commanders told me to do “

    What about his physical ????

    I have all of the exhibits from the Thornburg Report to substantiate the above and a copy of the tape of the O’Reilly program.

  • By Thomas Herren, June 5, 2009 @ 3:39 pm

    Have you explored “”? If not why not and if so, do you feel there’s any truth therein?

  • By tom dick and harry, June 13, 2009 @ 1:23 pm

    How does one download the video from book-tv?? This is too important to not have a backup.

  • By Mr. Haney, June 22, 2009 @ 4:14 pm

    I’ve attempted viewing the video for the past three days, and all I get is an error message. In addition, I looked at C-SPAN2′s website where book talks are listed, and there’s no mention at all of Russ’s talk in Austin.

    Hmm…wonder who had their hands in this?

  • By Mr. Haney, June 26, 2009 @ 5:12 pm

    After more searching on the Intertubes, I found this link to C-SPAN’s video:

    To view, one has to click on the Flash Video player.

  • By Family of Secrets Team, July 1, 2009 @ 12:18 pm

    Mr. Haney,

    Thanks for bringing the matter to our attention. It seems C-SPAN has changed their video hosting structure but failed to forward all the existing links that are going into their system. We have fixed the link we embedded in our post. It should be working now. Please give it a try and let us know if you’re still experiencing problems.

    Family of Secrets Team

  • By Mr. Haney, July 1, 2009 @ 4:31 pm

    Family of Secrets Team,

    You’re welcome. The new embedded link works just fine and dandy.

  • By Russ Baker, November 13, 2009 @ 12:01 pm

    You can find it on YouTube:

  1. Family of Secrets Russ on C SPAN2 Book TV | Wood TV Stand — May 31, 2009 @ 6:19 pm

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