This Weekend on C-SPAN 2, Book TV: After Words with Ed Whitacre, "American Turnaround: Reinventing AT&T and GM and the Way We Do Business in the USA," hosted by Stephanie Mehta, Fortune magazine.
Mr. Whitacre's memoir tells the story of a small-town Texan who rose through the ranks of business to lead one of the nation's largest telecommunications companies. He goes on to detail his time working for the Obama administration after the government bailout of General Motors. Mr. Whitacre also offers solutions to help restore the U.S. economy. He speaks with Fortune magazine's Stephanie Mehta.
Then, in "Congressman Lincoln: The Making of America's Greatest President," Chris DeRose recounts Abraham Lincoln's single term in Congress. Lincoln, a Whig Party representative from Illinois, arrived in Washington in 1847 with little name recognition. The author examines the future president's political thinking and personal life during his start in national politics. Chris DeRose speaks at Changing Hands Bookstore in Tempe, Arizona.
Finally, in "On Saudi Arabia: Its People, Past, Religion, Fault Lines - and Future," author Karen Elliott House, a former publisher of the Wall Street Journal, provides an inside look at history, culture, and politics of Saudi Arabia, which she has covered for 30 years. Ms. House spoke at Pepperdine University in Malibu, California.