Ann Richards

Ask author Jan Reid your questions about Let the People In!


When I read a book, especially one about an interesting figure like Ann Richards, I always wish I could have a conversation with the author and ask them all of the questions I have swimming around in my head after finishing the book….

Lucky for us, we get to do just that Wednesday, May 29th!!!!  Your chance to ask Jan Reid your questions, give him your comments, and discuss anything and everything Ann Richards is one week away!

Post the interview questions you would like Jan Reid to answer in the comments section below by Friday, May 24th.  Let us know about any other expectations (ideas, suggestions, etc.) you have for the Live Web Chat as well!

Jan Reid will be coming to you LIVE from the Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum next Wednesday, May 29th at 8:00 pm, and you will be able to interact with him then, but we want to make sure you get your questions answered, so post them now!

Click here to go to the interview page and set an email reminder for yourself so you don’t miss this wonderful event!!

There is still time to finish the book, but if you want to make sure Jan Reid answers your questions, post them below in the comments section.

Let’s hear what the first online book group devoted to Texas History has to say about Let the People In.

Texas History Online Reading Group – Join the first online book group devoted to Texas History!

It has been a long, exciting journey, and we have finally arrived at our destination.  Texas PBS is proud to facilitate the first online book group devoted to Texas History in conjunction with the new Texas, Our Texas initiative.

The group will ultimately be a reader-led experience, with Texas PBS bringing in authors/experts and documentaries/artwork to create a multifaceted, educational and interesting experience for group members.

Our first book for discussion will be Jan Reid’s Let the People In:  The Life and Times of Ann Richards.


What better person to be the subject of a ground-breaking project relating to Texas History, than Ann Richards?  There are a variety of things we can discuss – Ann Richards, women in politics, women as domestic figures, private matters made public for politicians, etc.  The first task, however, is to read the book.

Brady Dyer at the University of Texas Press was gracious enough to give us five free copies of Let the People In, which we gave away to five lucky group members this week! If you were not able to win free copy, here is a link to purchase the book online.

Texas PBS has promised to facilitate the conversation and bring in the authors and experts to discuss the book – and Jan Reid has agreed to join us Wednesday, May 29th at 8:00 pm to chat about the book.  The web chat will be coming to you live from the Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum, complete with special guests from the Austin community.

More info about this later – start reading!!!