Publicity Inquiries

Johanna Ramos-Boyer, JRB Communications, LLC | 

Susan Hershberg | Publicity Manager |


The release of The Betrayal has generated much discussion and generous reviews. Be sure to check back to listen to upcoming interviews.





Past Speeches and Interviews

The United States Studies Centre hosted a webinar featuring Ira Shapiro and Bill Kristol, editor-at-large of The Bulwark, Director of Defending Democracy Together, former chief of staff to Vice President Dan Quayle and one of the most incisive Republican intellectuals and commentators, in conversation with USSC CEO Dr Mike Green and Non-Resident Senior Fellow Bruce Wolpe.


MEDIA Path 99 Interview — Senate History & Mitch McConnell’s Betrayal featuring Ira Shapiro  |   Apple Podcast   |   Spotify   |   Youtube

The Betrayal: How Mitch McConnell and the Senate Republicans Abandoned America with Ira Shapiro
Politics War Room with James Carville & Al Hunt

The Betrayal: How Mitch McConnell and the Senate Republicans Abandoned America with Mike Causey — Author and Senate historian Ira Shapiro discusses the impact of Mitch McConnell on America and it's fragile democracy.  June 6, 2022

Ira Shapiro with Tavis Smiley - His 45-year Washington career has focused on American politics and international trade. Shapiro served twelve years in senior staff positions in the U.S. Senate, working for a series of distinguished senators. He joins Tavis to unpack his new book “The Betrayal: How Mitch McConnell and the Senate Republicans Abandoned America” where he turns his gaze to how the Senate responded to the challenges posed by the Trump administration and its prospects under President Biden (Hour 2) May 26, 2022

The Los Angeles World Affairs Council hosted a virtual town hall in which Ira was interviewed by Dan Schnur, a respected teacher of political communication at the University of California Berkeley.  Watch the interview HERE  May 12, 2022

Ira Shapiro — The Betrayal: How Mitch McConnell and the Senate Republicans Abandoned America - with John Podesta at Politics & Prose  May 19, 2022

Gaithersburg Book Festival — Ira was a featured author in the opening session of the Gaithersburg Book Festival, interviewed by Eugene Meyer, journalist and author, and the president of the Federalist Society, May 21, 2022. Listen to a CSPAN recording HERE.

The Senate and our Democracy.  Hear Ira Shapiro’s podcast with Alexander Heffner, the host of “The Open Mind.” 

Government effectiveness hindered by nearly 30-year Senate decline.  Hear Tom Temlin’s interview of Ira Shapiro on Federal News Network.

Senate’s decline stifles our democracyRead Steve Barnes interview with Ira Shapiro, October 12, 2018.

Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court nomination, the confirmation process and its potential impact on the Senate.  Hear C-SPAN’s Washington Journal interview with Ira Shapiro, September 29, 2018.

Fixing the SenateWatch Ira Shapiro’s Washington Journal interview on C-SPAN, March 26, 2018.

C-Span Interview with former Senator Tom Daschle and Ira Shapiro

Doc Thompson interview with Ira Shapiro about “Broken”