Media & Speeches

1. Speaking Engagements | 2. Radio and Television

1. Speaking Engagements

Carol Felsenthal has been a featured speaker for organizations around the country as well as for schools, including the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University and the University of Illinois in Urbana. She has appeared as a guest or on panels of scores of radio and televison shows in the U.S. - - most recently, "Chicago Tonight" (WTTW) - - and also, recently, on the BBC in London.

Following is a list of some of the groups (not comprehensive) for which she has been a speaker, in almost all cases the keynote speaker:

Brandeis University Women’s’ Book Club

Business & Professional Women’s Club of Chicago

Chicago Literary Society

Chicago History Museum

Chicago Media Watch

Chicago Press Veterans Association (now called Chicago Journalists Association)

Chicago Women in Publishing

Columbia University Law School

Community Club of Garden City and Hempstead (NY)

Crain's Chicago Business

Delta Kappa Gamma

Drake University (Des Moines IO)

Elgin (IL) Public Library

Friends of American Writers

Friends of Libraries

Friends of Literature


Harper College (IL)

Heartland Literary Society

Highland Park (IL) Public Library

Illinois State Medical Society Auxiliary

Independent Schools Association of the Central States

Illinois Women’s Press Association

International Women’s Associates of the International Visitors Center

Jewish Community Centers

Jewish Women International

Johanna #9

John Hancock Quality of Life Program

Kentucky Book Fair (Frankfort, KY)

Literacy Chicago

Mental Health Association of Palm Beach (FL) County

Michigan City (IN) Public Library “Writing Out Loud”

The MUSE, Inc.

Naperville (IL) Public Library

Neighbors of Kenilworth (IL).

Northwestern University Hospital

Northwestern University Center for the Writing Arts

Northwestern University Institute for Learning and Retirement

Northwestern University Medill School of Journalism


Palm Beach (FL) Literary Society

Presbyterian Homes’ King Home

Presbyterian Homes' The Moorings of Arlington Heights

Presbyterian Homes' Westminster Place

Printers Row book Fair

Slippery Rock University

Society of Midland Authors

The Standard Club

Temple Sholom of Chicago

University of Illinois at Urbana English Dept.

West Virginia Library Commission

Wellesley Club Chicago

Wilmette (IL) Women’s Club

Women’s Athletic Club

Women’s Library Club of Glencoe

Women’s Media Group (NYC)

Women’s National Democratic Club (Washington, DC)

Woodstock (IL) Opera House Speakers Program

Wooster (OH) book Fair

Writers and Editors One on One

YWCA Leader Luncheon (Champaign/Urbana, IL)

2. Radio and Television

Following is a partial list of the radio and television shows on which Carol has been featured. Included in the first group of shows listed below are those she has appeared on since the publication of her latest book, Clinton in Exile: A President Out of the White House.


On September 4, 2008 Carol appeared on a NBC Today Show panel, with co-hosts Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb. Fellow panelists included Jodi Kantor of the New York Times and Janice Min, editor in chief of US Weekly. The subject was Alaska Governor Sarah Palin, John McCain’s just-selected vice presidential nominee.

WBEZ-FM interview with Richard Steele, "848"

CLTV, Chicagoland Television News

KHOW, Denver, “Caplis & Silverman Show"

WGN-TV Morning News

C-SPAN 2 “Book TV,” Printers Row coverage of Carol’s Q and A with a Chicago Tribune reporter/editor

NPR “All Things Considered”

KPCC/NPR “The Patt Morrison Show”

“Inside Edition”

“Dr. Drew Live”

“Hannity & Colmes” FOX News

WNYC-FM / NPR “The Leonard Lopate Show”

RNN-TV “Richard French Live”

WBEZ-FM interview with Alison Cuddy, "848"

WTTW-TV 11 “ Chicago Tonight”

“The Michael Medved Show”

“The Hugh Hewitt Show”

“Beyond the Beltway,” TV and radio (numerous appearances)

"Political Shoot Out” with Tom Roeser, WLS-AM

WLS-AM ( Chicago ), “Jerry Agar Show”

American Forces Radio Network—nationally syndicated

“Mancow Muller Show”

WBAI (NYC), Eric Williams

WGN-AM Radio, “The Sunday Papers with Rick Kogan”

The following appearances were done in conjunction with earlier books and articles:

BBC, “Great Lives” with Brendan Behan

National Public Radio, “All Things Considered”

National Public Radio, “On the Media,” with Brook Gladstone

National Public Radio, “On the Media,” with David D’Arcy

WBBM-AM (CBS all-news radio), host, Sherman Kaplan

WMAQ-TV (NBC affiliate)—“Today in Chicago,” with Jorie Luloff

WBEZ-FM (NPR affiliate in Chicago), interviewed by Scott Simon

WBEZ-FM, Reporter’s Notebook

WBEZ-FM—Richard Steele

WBEZ-FM—“848,” with Steve Edwards, and predecessor programs (numerous appearances)

WAMU (NPR affiliate in DC)—numerous appearances, including two on "The Diane Rehm Show"

“Open Books” with Donna Seaman (Loyola University of Chicago radio station)

WGN-AM, Extension 720 with Milt Rosenberg (numerous appearances)

WLS—FM (Chicago)

WLS-AM (Chicago) (numerous appearances)

Bruce Dumont's "Beyond the Beltway," syndicated nationally and also aired over XM Satellite Radio

WAIT-AM (Chicago)

Great Lives: Katharine Graham

WTTW-TV, “Chicago Tonight” with Bob Sirott

KPFK-FM (Los Angeles)


WVON-AM Chicago, "The Paul Lisnek Show"

“Freedom Speaks,” “Media Titans,” “Freedom Forum” (This is a national weekly television series addressing media issues and produced by the Media Studeies Center).

C-SPAN, taped and subsequently played on C-SPAN outlets around the country Carol Felsenthal’s speech about her book, Citizen Newhouse before the Heartland Literary Society lunch.

Arts and Entertainment (A & E) cable network, “Biography” of Katharine Graham—Carol Felsenthal was interviewed as one of the on-air experts on Graham

“Charlie Rose Show,” PBS

MacNeil-Lehrer Report, PBS, (interviewed about the failure of the ERA to pass)

WLS-TV (ABC affiliate in Chicago, “Leading Question,” with Naomi Ross

WYCC-TV, Chicago, “Beyond the Beltway” with Bruce Dumont—several appearances


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