After Words

After Words: Bryan Burrough author of "The Big Rich: The Rise and Fall of the Greatest Texas Oil Fortunes" interviewed by Rep. Joe Barton (R-TX)

About the Program

Investigative journalist Bryan Burrough presents a history of  the four wealthiest oil families in Texas in “The Big Rich: The Rise and Fall of the Greatest Texas Oil Fortunes.”  Mr. Burrough details the lives of H.L. Hunt, Roy Cullen, Sid Richardson and Clint Murchison as they accumulated wealth and ascended from local to national figures.  Bryan Burrough discusses his book with Republican Representative Joe Barton who represents the Sixth District of Texas.

About the Authors

Bryan Burrough

Bryan BurroughBryan Burrough is currently a special correspondent at Vanity Fair and was formerly a reporter for The Wall Street Journal. He is the three-time recipient of the Gerald Loeb Award for Excellence in financial journalism. Mr. Burrough is the author of several books, including "Barbarians at the Gate: The Fall of RJR Nabisco" that he co-authored with John Helyar.
Buy the author's book from: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Indiebound

Rep. Joe Barton

Rep. Joe Barton has represented the Sixth District of Texas since 1984. Rep. Barton was the former Chairman of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce and is currently the Ranking Republican of the full Energy and Commerce Committee. For more information, visit the Congressmen’s website at

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Past Airings

  • Sunday, February 15th at 12pm (ET)
  • Monday, February 9th at 12am (ET)
  • Sunday, February 8th at 9pm (ET)
  • Saturday, February 7th at 10pm (ET)
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