During the Republican and Democratic National Conventions C-SPAN2 will air around the clock coverage of BookTV. Each night Book TV will feature a different theme in primetime.
Tonight features a variety of discussions from book festivals around the country including Illinois, Virginia, Arizona and Maryland.
Thursday's Primetime Lineup
2012 Chicago Printers Row Lit Fest: Lindsey Hilsum, Sandstorm: Libya in the Time of Revolution - Lindsey Hilsum talks about her coverage of the February 2011 uprising in Libya and the eventual overthrow of Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi. (Thurs. 8pm ET)
2012 Virginia Festival of the Book: You Need A Schoolhouse, Stephanie Deutsch - The author offers a fascinating glimpse into the partnership between Booker T. Washington and Julius Rosenwald that would bring thousands of modern schoolhouses to African American communities in the rural South (Thurs. 8:45pm ET)
2012 Gaithersburg Book Festival: Panel on “The Future of the Book and Bookstore” - A panel discussion on the future of books and bookstores with publishers and bookstore owners. (Thurs. 10pm ET)
2012 Tucson Festival of Books: The Wizard of Lies: Bernie Madoff and the Death of Trust, Diana Henriques - New York Time financial writer Diana Henriques talks discusses her book about Bernie Madoff's infamous ponzi scheme - (Thurs. 11pm ET)