David Pietrusza is a frequent guest on a wide variety of media–television, radio, and podcasts–including NPR, C-SPAN, MSNBC, The History Channel, The American Heroes Channel, the Fox News Channel, ESPN, and the MLB Network.

Here’s a mere sample of his video appearances:

Roosevelt Sweeps Nation: FDR's 1936 Landslide and the Triumph of the Liberal Ideal

Dean Karayanis interviews David Pietrusza on the History Author Show.  They discuss David’s new book, Roosevelt Sweeps Nation.


Kennedy is an eight-part documentary series, airing on The History Channel, November 18-20, 2023, chronicling the story of John F. Kennedy. The series is narrated by Emmy Award-winner Peter Coyote and features 100 new interviews filmed across the country. The series explores Jack Kennedy in more detail than ever before in the documentary format in bringing JFK’s story to new generations.

Night One: Saturday, November 18 at 8/7c

  • EPISODE 101: Jack (1917-1940)
  • EPISODE 102: The World At War (1940-1946)
  • EPISODE 103: Into the Political Jungle (1946-1956)
    Night Two: Sunday, November 19 at 8/7c
  • EPISODE 104: The Kennedy Machine (1956-1960)
  • EPISODE 105: The Torch Has Passed (January 1961 – December 1961)
  • EPISODE 106: Crisis (January 1962 – October 1962)
    Night Three: Monday, November 20 at 8/7c
  • EPISODE 107: The Brink of War (October 1962 – June 1963)
  • EPISODE 108: A Legacy (June 1963 – November 1963)

David Pietrusza appears in each episode.

The Death of Queen Elizabeth

Discussing with Neil Cavuto the death of Queen Elizabeth II and how US Presidents deal with foreign state funerals particularly those in the United Kingdom.

Charles Hughes, Presidential Contender

Historians Bernadette Meyler, David Pietrusza and former Solicitor General Paul Clement talked about the life and career of 1916 Republican presidential nominee Charles Evans Hughes (1862-1948) and responded to telephone calls and electronic communications from in front of the U.S. Supreme Court.

First Lady Florence Harding

David Pietrusza and Katherine Sibley talked about the life and influence of first lady Florence Harding and responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. Florence Harding was influential in her husband’s career, especially in the 1920 election which was the first in which women could vote.

Too Long Ago: A Childhood Memory. A Vanished World.

Dean Karayanis interviews David Pietrusza on the History Author Show.  They discuss David’s memoir, examining the places, people, and experiences that made him a great storyteller.

US Elections

Historian David Pietrusza discusses previous US elections on “Your Welcome” with Michael Malice.

1920: The Year of Six Presidents with David Pietrusza & Amity Shlaes

Coolidge Foundation chairman Amity Shlaes interviews David Pietrusza on his masterful book, “1920: The Year of Six Presidents.” They discuss the Harding-Coolidge campaign for “normalcy” and mark the 100th anniversary of the 1920 election that brought Calvin Coolidge to national office as vice president to Warren G. Harding.

1960: LBJ vs. JFK vs. Nixon

David Pietrusza joined The Sixth Floor Museum Curator Stephen Fagin to discuss the 1960 election, the larger-than-life personalities at its center and the ways in which that important race helped shaped cross-country campaigning right up to the 2016 race for the White House.

1932: The Rise of Hitler and FDR

David Pietrusza talked about his book 1932: The Rise of Hitler and FDR-Two Tales of Politics, Betrayal, and Unlikely Destiny, in which he examines the events that marked presidential races in the United States and Germany in 1932. These races resulted in the election of Franklin D. Roosevelt in the U.S. and the rise of Adolf Hitler and the Nazi Party in Germany.

Remarks at the Grave of President Chester Alan Arthur

Author and historian David Pietrusza  delivers the keynote address at ceremonies marking the 190th birthday of President Chester Alan Arthur (1829-1886) at Menands, New York’s historic Albany Rural Cemetery on Saturday, October 5, 2019.



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Roifeld Brown’s “10 American Presidents Series”

With Glenn Beck

 With Salena Zito

The John Batchelor Show

History Author Show with Dean Karayanis

The Remnant with Jonah Goldberg

World War I Centennial Commission

The John Rothmann Show (KGO-San Franciso)

The Leonard Lopate Show (WNYC-NYC)

The Book Show (NPR)

With Michael Malice

Stribling’s New York (WOR) (Rob Taub)

The Federalist

The Matt Lewis Show

Book Talk (Doug Miles Media)

“The Hard Question” – Blanquita Cullum


The Historians (The New York History Blog)

The Wheels Keep Spinning Podcast

The Local Maximum

The Next Nationalism – James Strock

“It’s Your Turn” – Dave Malarkey (WISR)
American Presidents
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