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Several meeting organizers have rated award-winning author Anthony S. Pitch one of the finest speakers ever to address their groups.
He is invited annually to give a speech at Fort McHenry on the anniversary of Francis Scott Key writing the national anthem. On the anniversary of Abraham Lincoln's assassination he was invited to speak about his new award-winning book, "They Have Killed Papa Dead!" Ė The Road to Fordís Theatre, Abraham Lincolnís Murder, and the Rage for Vengeance, before a packed audience in Ford's Theatre, Washington, D.C. He has been a guest speaker at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, spoke at the Rosborough Distinguished Speakers Series, and gave the annual Judith P. Austin Memorial Lecture at the Library of Congress. He spoke at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. on the anniversary of Francis Scott Key writing the national anthem. He gave the first in a series of lectures at the invitation of the War of 1812 Bicentennial Symposium Committee, a collaboration between Monroe County Community College and Monroe County Historical Society, Michigan.
Whether light-hearted or serious, Pitch has spoken before meetings, conventions, seminars, patriotic societies, service organizations, academics, book clubs, social groups, historical societies, and has appeared at numerous chain and independent book stores to talk about his books.
In his latest appearance on C-Span TV, Pitch was featured on Washington Journal when he spoke about the assassination of Abraham Lincoln. After publication of his award-winning book, The Burning of Washington: The British Invasion of 1814, ( a selection of the History Book Club/movie rights optioned by National Geographic), he was interviewed live by Brian Lamb on C-SPAN in the Library of Congress for the inauguration of Book TV. His speech at Barnes and Noble, Georgetown, was also aired on C-SPAN. In an appearance on C-SPAN for the James Madison segment of the series on U.S. Presidents, Pitch was interviewed in front of the Maryland home where the fugitive president took refuge while the British occupied Washington in 1814. Most recently he was interviewed by Liane Hansen on National Public Radio's Weekend Edition Sunday and was featured in the History Channels' First Invasion documentary on the War of 1812.
Two of Anthony Pitch's anecdotal history tours in Washington, D.C. have been featured on C-Span TV: Washington, D.C. Homes of the Presidents Before & After the White House, and The Lincoln Assassination, based on his most recent book.