National Press Club

Mencken and Making of an Ink-Stained Wretch

November 17, 2005

About This Video

Run time: 61 minutes

Marion Elizabeth Rodgers was interviewed about a biography she edited, Mencken: The American Iconoclast -- The Life and Times of the Bad Boy of Baltimore, published by Oxford University Press. Jules Witcover was interviewed about his memoir The Making of an Ink-Stained Wretch: Half a Century Pounding the Political Beat, published by the Johns Hopkins University Press. The two authors, who have been married for over 8 years, discussed the making of their books, touring together, and how they met while she was lecturing on Mencken.