C-SPAN Schedule

< Saturday, May 17 >

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7:00 AM EDT Approx. 48 min. LIVE Open Phones Pedro Echevarria Telephone lines were open for viewer comments on the 60th anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court ... Telephone lines were open for viewer comments on the 60th anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Brown v. Board of Education on the question “School Segregation: Still an Issue?” Video clips were shown of Attorney General Eric Holder speaking on the issue the previous day.

A video clip was shown of Senator McCain (R-AZ) giving that week’s Republican address. The program concluded with a video clip of Federal Housing Finance Agency Administrator Mel Watt being interviewed the previous day for “Newsmakers.”
6:04 AM EDT Approx. 1 hr. 55 min. Infrastructure Modernization Representative John Delaney (D-MD) spoke at a Brookings Institution event on infrastructure ... Representative John Delaney (D-MD) spoke at a Brookings Institution event on infrastructure spending and ways to fund the maintenance of American roads, bridges, and public transportation. He talked about his bill that would finance the highway trust fund through tax code changes. Following his speech, panelists talked about their work on infrastructure modernization. They also responded to questions from members of the audience. 

This event marked the conclusion of Infrastructure Week 2014.
5:43 AM EDT Approx. 2 hr. 9 min. National Defense Authorization Act Markup, Part 2 The House Armed Services Committee met to mark up the fiscal year 2015 National Defense ... The House Armed Services Committee met to mark up the fiscal year 2015 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA).
7:48 AM EDT Approx. 48 min. LIVE Brown v. Board of Education Pedro Echevarria; Sherrilyn Ifill Sherrilyn Ifill talked by remote video from New York City about the Brown v. Board of ... Sherrilyn Ifill talked by remote video from New York City about the Brown v. Board of Education Supreme Court case’s 60th anniversary, the effects of school desegregation in the U.S., and the status of integration. Topic included the re-segregation occurring in some school districts and factors that contribute to ongoing segregation such as housing and other economic factors.


The program concluded with a video clip from the C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles (LCVs) stop on their “2014 LCV Cities Tour” in Mobile, Alabama.
8:01 AM EDT Approx. 50 min. Book Discussion on Authorisms Paul Dickson Paul Dickson talked about his book, Authorisms: Words Wrought by Writers, in which he looks ... Paul Dickson talked about his book, Authorisms: Words Wrought by Writers, in which he looks at the creation of words by authors, including Geoffrey Chaucer, William Shakespeare, Mark Twain, and Louisa May Alcott. In his book, the author reports that Shakespeare created hundreds of words, such as critical, hurry, and bedazzled. He also examines the coinage of words by more contemporary authors, including Kurt Vonnegut, who introduced granfallon, and science-fiction writer William Gibson, who first used cyberspace. Paul Dickson spoke at Politics and Prose Bookstore in Washington, D.C. 7:52 AM EDT Approx. 5 min. Congressional Agenda Adriel Bettelheim Adriel Bettelheim talked about the week ahead in Congress.  Adriel Bettelheim talked about the week ahead in Congress. 
8:36 AM EDT Approx. 38 min. LIVE Freedom of Speech at College Greg Lukianoff; Pedro Echevarria Greg Lukianoff talked about issues related to the freedom of speech on college ... Greg Lukianoff talked about issues related to the freedom of speech on college campuses. Topics included the cancellation of commencement speakers due to their views and speakers who have withdrawn amid protests, the use of “free speech zones” on campus, and the creation of “speech codes” to prevent offensive speech. He responded to telephone calls and electronic communications, including a telephone line reserved for college students. 9:00 AM EDT Approx. 37 min. Book Discussion on Katherine and R.J. Reynolds Michele Gillespie; Peter Slen Michele Gillespie talked about her biography, Katharine and R. J. Reynolds: Partners of Fortune ... Michele Gillespie talked about her biography, Katharine and R. J. Reynolds: Partners of Fortune in the Making of the New South, about the founder of the R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company, and his wife, Katharine. Professor Gillespie talked about the couple’s influence on progressive movements in the South during the early 20th Century and Katharine Reynolds' philanthropic pursuits following R.J.'s death. 8:00 AM EDT Approx. 27 min. To the Fair! This 1964 film was commissioned by the New York World’s Fair Corporation, and follows a ... This 1964 film was commissioned by the New York World’s Fair Corporation, and follows a variety of people as they experience the fair’s exhibits in Queens, New York. The film was co-directed by Czech-American filmmaker Alexander Hammid, who directed films for the U.S. Office of War Information during World War II.
9:18 AM EDT Approx. 40 min. LIVE U.S. Economy Sudeep Reddy; Pedro Echevarria Sudeep Reddy explained what an economic or financial bubble is, the fundamental value of something ... Sudeep Reddy explained what an economic or financial bubble is, the fundamental value of something as an asset, and warning signs to look for potential economic “bubbles” that could create a price collapse similar to the collapse of the housing “bubble” in 2006-2008. 9:45 AM EDT Approx. 43 min. Book Discussion on Takeover Richard A. Viguerie Richard Viguerie talked about his book, Takeover: The 100-Year War for the Soul of the GOP and ... Richard Viguerie talked about his book, Takeover: The 100-Year War for the Soul of the GOP and How Conservatives Can Finally Win It, in which he argues that Teddy Roosevelt’s progressivism split the Republican party into two factions, those who support big government and those who do not. He said that small government Republicans started fighting back 50 years ago, but have not succeeded yet in winning over the party. He suggested that now is the time to make the final push. Mr. Viguerie spoke at the Heritage Foundation in Washington, D.C. 8:27 AM EDT Approx. 1 hr. 16 min. Act of Voting Eric Arnesen; Sophia Rosenfeld Sophia Rosenfeld talked about the history and role of the secret ballot in America. She ... Sophia Rosenfeld talked about the history and role of the secret ballot in America. She described voting techniques used following the American Revolution, and the development of the system implemented in the late 19th century, which emphasized unforced, individualized choice. She also talked about the relationship between voting and freedom in the modern world.
10:00 AM EDT Approx. 1 hr. 17 min. Economy and Infrastructure, Executives Panel In an opening keynote address Thomas Donohue described five pillars to getting infrastructure ... In an opening keynote address Thomas Donohue described five pillars to getting infrastructure done: better transparency, streamlining the regulatory process, making transportation systems more interconnected, integrating “smart” technology, and implementing a stable funding mechanism such as raising the gas tax. Then a panel of chief executive officers talked about the economic necessity of modernizing the aging American infrastructure. Mr. Donohue also warned Republicans to pass immigration reform or don’t bother running a presidential candidate in 2016.

“Now Serving: The Economy,” the kick-off event of the 2014 Infrastructure Week, was held at the Newseum.
10:33 AM EDT Approx. 32 min. LIVE Book Discussion on Through the Perilous Fight Garrett Peck; Steve Vogel Steve Vogel talked about his book, Through the Perilous Fight: Six Weeks That Saved the ... Steve Vogel talked about his book, Through the Perilous Fight: Six Weeks That Saved the Nation, in which he chronicles the British invasion of Chesapeake Bay and the burning of Washington during the War of 1812. He spoke in the James Michener Non-Fiction Pavilion at the 2014 Gaithersburg Book Festival, held on the grounds of City Hall. 9:46 AM EDT Approx. 27 min. Museum of American Finance Chris Meyers Chris Meyers, director of education for the Museum of American Finance, toured the museum and ... Chris Meyers, director of education for the Museum of American Finance, toured the museum and talked about banking and financial markets, money and stocks, and booms and busts throughout history.
11:20 AM EDT Approx. 24 min. President Obama on Infrastructure Andrew Cuomo; Christopher Horton; Barack Obama President Obama delivered remarks on infrastructure. He spoke at the Washington Irving Boat ... President Obama delivered remarks on infrastructure. He spoke at the Washington Irving Boat Club, near the Tappan Zee Bridge in Tarrytown, New York, where the New NY Bridge was being constructed. 11:11 AM EDT Approx. 1 min. Chicago Tribune Nonfiction Best-Sellers List A list of the Chicago Tribune list of best-selling hardback nonfiction books as of May 17, ... A list of the Chicago Tribune list of best-selling hardback nonfiction books as of May 17, 2014 was shown. 10:15 AM EDT Approx. 1 hr. 31 min. Rethinking the Election of 1964 Panelists talked about the 1964 presidential election. Topics included the roles of the ... Panelists talked about the 1964 presidential election. Topics included the roles of the electorate, nominees, and political parties in the election’s outcome. President Lyndon B. Johnson won a second term when defeated Republican Barry Goldwater in the election. 

“1964 at 50: Rethinking the Election of 1964” was a session of the Organization of Amercian Historians 2014 annual meeting in Atlanta.
11:46 AM EDT Approx. 1 hr. 24 min. U.S. Financial Market Stability Mary Jo White and Mark Wetjen testified on oversight of U.S. financial markets, and the fiscal ... Mary Jo White and Mark Wetjen testified on oversight of U.S. financial markets, and the fiscal year 2015 budget for the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC). They spoke about the resources the SEC and CFTC would need to fully enforce the new regulations under the Dodd-Frank Act. Both agencies had a number of additional responsibilities under the new law. The SEC was requesting $1.7 billion dollars for its fiscal year 2015 budget. The CFTC was requesting $280 million for fiscal year 2015, an increase of $65 million. 11:15 AM EDT Approx. 50 min. LIVE Panel Discussion on the World Wars Wil S. Hylton; Mark LaFramboise; John Ross Wil S. Hylton, author of Vanished: The Sixty-Year Search for the Missing Men of World War ... Wil S. Hylton, author of Vanished: The Sixty-Year Search for the Missing Men of World War II, and John Ross, author of Enduring Courage: Ace Pilot Eddie Rickenbacker and the Dawn of the Age of Speed, talked about stories from World War I and World War II. "Great Stories from the Great Wars" was a panel at the James Michener Non-Fiction Pavilion at the 2014 Gaithersburg Book Festival, held on the grounds of City Hall. 11:48 AM EDT Approx. 10 min. Confederate Raider Raphael Semmes Phillip Nassar Phil Nasser talked about Captain Raphael Semmes, a commerce raider during the American Civil ... Phil Nasser talked about Captain Raphael Semmes, a commerce raider during the American Civil War. Captain Semmes was an officer in the United States Navy before joining the Confederate States Navy. During the Civil War, he was captain of the famous commerce raider CSS Alabama, which took a record sixty-five prizes. Commerce raiding is a strategy used in naval warfare that involves attacking an enemy’s merchant ships.

C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles (LCVs) made a stop in their “2014 LCV Cities Tour” in Mobile, Alabama, from April 21-24 to feature the history and literary life of the community. Working with the Comcast Cable local affiliate, they visited literary and historic sites where local historians, authors, and civic leaders were interviewed. The history segments air on American History TV (AHTV) on C-SPAN3 and the literary events/non-fiction author segments air on BookTV on C-SPAN2.
1:11 PM EDT Approx. 5 min. Congressional Agenda Adriel Bettelheim Adriel Bettelheim talked about the week ahead in Congress.  Adriel Bettelheim talked about the week ahead in Congress.  12:06 PM EDT Approx. 1 min. Chicago Tribune Nonfiction Best-Sellers List A list of the Chicago Tribune list of best-selling hardback nonfiction books as of May 17, ... A list of the Chicago Tribune list of best-selling hardback nonfiction books as of May 17, 2014 was shown. 12:00 PM EDT Approx. 40 min. George Washington's New Room Restoration Historians and curators at George Washington’s Mount Vernon estate talked about George ... Historians and curators at George Washington’s Mount Vernon estate talked about George Washington’s “New Room,” which, after 14 months, six hundred thousand dollars, and extensive scientific and scholarly analysis, had been restored

The Mount Vernon Ladies Association, owners of Washington’s estate since 1858, believed that a room long thought to be used for dining was actually more of a statement room, one designed to project Washington’s own sense of himself as a gentleman farmer, Revolutionary War general, and first president of the United States.
1:19 PM EDT Approx. 1 hr. 4 min. Changes to Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac Mel Watt talked about managing Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac and the 2014 strategic plan for their ... Mel Watt talked about managing Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac and the 2014 strategic plan for their conservatorship. He said that the Federal Housing Finance Agency would stay out of the housing finance reform debate because issuing a stance was not a part of their mandate but the province of Congress and the administration. Mr. Watt talked about changes to Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac that included relaxing certain rules to spur lending. Then a panel of economists discussed the changes. 12:07 PM EDT Approx. 1 min. Masha Gessen, "Words Will Break Cement" A video clip was shown to promote online viewing of a book discussion program. A video clip was shown to promote online viewing of a book discussion program. 12:41 PM EDT Approx. 7 min. History of Mobile Port David E. Alsobrook David Alsobrook talked about Mobile’s history as a port city, and how the city has changed ... David Alsobrook talked about Mobile’s history as a port city, and how the city has changed over the years because of the port. He also discussed the impact of World War II on the city. 

C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles (LCVs) made a stop in their “2014 LCV Cities Tour” in Mobile, Alabama, from April 21-24 to feature the history and literary life of the community. Working with the Comcast Cable local affiliate, they visited literary and historic sites where local historians, authors, and civic leaders were interviewed. The history segments air on American History TV (AHTV) on C-SPAN3 and the literary events/non-fiction author segments air on BookTV on C-SPAN2.
2:23 PM EDT Approx. 1 min. Newsmakers with Mel Watt Mel Watt talked about his plans for the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA), which oversees ... Mel Watt talked about his plans for the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA), which oversees Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. Mr. Watt, who resigned from Congress to become director of the FHFA in January 2014, announced plans for the agency that were different from those followed by his predecessor, Ed DeMarco. He said the agency would work to make credit more available to home buyers and take steps to ensure liquidity in the housing market. He also said Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac would remain engaged in their mortgage roles for the foreseeable future. Congress was also considering legislation about the future of Fannie and Freddie, and Mr. Watt said it was not his role to comment on such legislation. At the time, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac supported loans for about two-thirds of new mortgages. After the interview, the reporters discussed his responses with the host. 12:15 PM EDT Approx. 48 min. LIVE Book Discussion on This Town Sidney Katz; Mark Leibovich Mark Leibovich talked about his book, This Town: Two Parties and a Funeral-Plus, Plenty of ... Mark Leibovich talked about his book, This Town: Two Parties and a Funeral-Plus, Plenty of Valet Parking!-in America’s Gilded Capital. He spoke in the James Michener Non-Fiction Pavilion at the 2014 Gaithersburg Book Festival, held on the grounds of City Hall. 12:49 PM EDT Approx. 9 min. Scenes from the New York World's Fair for 1940 This Ford Motor Company film documents exhibits at the 1939-1940 New York World’s Fair in ... This Ford Motor Company film documents exhibits at the 1939-1940 New York World’s Fair in Queens, NY. In 1962, Ford donated thousands of films to the U.S. Government. The films were preserved by the National Archives.
2:27 PM EDT Approx. 1 hr. 45 min. Heroin and Prescription Drug Abuse Witnesses testified at a Senate Caucus on International Narcotics Control hearing on prescription ... Witnesses testified at a Senate Caucus on International Narcotics Control hearing on prescription drug abuse and its role in the increased use of Heroin in the U.S. They also spoke about how the federal government could help reduce opioid abuse. Topics included prescription drug monitoring programs, alternative pain treatments, addressing heroin and prescription drug trafficking, and overprescribing of drugs. White House National Drug Policy Acting Director Michael Botticelli said heroin and prescription drug abuse is perhaps the most important public health issue facing the U.S. 1:03 PM EDT Approx. 1 min. New Books Being Published A list of new books being released the week of May 19, 2014 was shown. A list of new books being released the week of May 19, 2014 was shown. 12:59 PM EDT Approx. 2 hr. 45 min. Dialogue and Diplomacy in the Reagan-Gorbachev Era Panelists who worked closely with American and Soviet leadership explained their personal ... Panelists who worked closely with American and Soviet leadership explained their personal experiences at the end of the Cold War. They talked about the behind-the-scenes interactions between diplomats who worked to improve the relationship between the United States and the Soviet Union. The panel also discussed several of the strategies and opinions that caused divides among strategists on both sides.
4:15 PM EDT Approx. 1 hr. 1 min. Open Internet Rules The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) held an open commission meeting on promoting an open ... The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) held an open commission meeting on promoting an open Internet, wireless spectrum use, telecommunications, and promoting competition and innovation. Commissioners voted 3-2 in favor of a proposal aimed at guaranteeing an open Internet and prohibiting Internet service providers from blocking or discriminating against legal content moving through their networks. The plan would allow content providers such as Netflix to pay for a guaranteed “fast lane” of service. 1:12 PM EDT Approx. 54 min. LIVE Book Discussion on Collision 2012 Daniel "Dan" J. Balz; George Leventhal Dan Balz talked about his book, Collision 2012: Obama vs. Romney and the Future of Elections ... Dan Balz talked about his book, Collision 2012: Obama vs. Romney and the Future of Elections in America. He spoke in the James Michener Non-Fiction Pavilion at the 2014 Gaithersburg Book Festival, held on the grounds of City Hall. 3:46 PM EDT Approx. 10 min. Race Relations and the Murder of Michael Donald Scotty Kirkland Scotty Kirkland talked about the history race relations in Mobile, Alabama, and the murder of ... Scotty Kirkland talked about the history race relations in Mobile, Alabama, and the murder of Michael Donald. Michael Donald, a young African-American man, was murdered by two Ku Klux Klan members in Mobile, Alabama, in 1981. The murder was sometimes referred to as the last recorded lynching in the United States. The two men who murdered Donald were arrested, tried, and convicted for the murder. One of them was sentenced to death and executed in 1997. Following the incident, Donald’s mother filed a wrongful death suit against United Klans of America and effectively bankrupted the organization.

C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles (LCVs) made a stop in their “2014 LCV Cities Tour” in Mobile, Alabama, from April 21-24 to feature the history and literary life of the community. Working with the Comcast Cable local affiliate, they visited literary and historic sites where local historians, authors, and civic leaders were interviewed.
5:17 PM EDT Approx. 57 min. Open Internet Rules Legal experts debated the implications of the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) ... Legal experts debated the implications of the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) plans for “Open Internet” rules and wireless broadcast spectrum auctions. The FCC the previous day had voted 3-2 in favor of a proposal aimed at prohibiting Internet service providers from blocking or discriminating against legal content moving through their networks. 2:11 PM EDT Approx. 1 min. Chicago Tribune Nonfiction Best-Sellers List A list of the Chicago Tribune list of best-selling hardback nonfiction books as of May 17, ... A list of the Chicago Tribune list of best-selling hardback nonfiction books as of May 17, 2014 was shown. 4:00 PM EDT Approx. 57 min. Book Discussion on All Deliberate Speed: Brown v. Board of Education Brian Lamb; Charles J. Ogletree Jr. Professor Ogletree talked about his book, All Deliberate Speed: Reflections on the First ... Professor Ogletree talked about his book, All Deliberate Speed: Reflections on the First Half-Century of Brown v. Board of Education, published by W.W. Norton. On May 17, 1954, the Supreme Court ruled unanimously that the doctrine of “separate but equal” was unconstitutional. Mr. Ogletree examined the personal ramifications of the decision for him and his family: his childhood in the wake of the Brown decision, his student days at Stanford and Harvard Law, his immersion in the Boston busing crisis and its meaning for all Americans. Describing historical personages such as Thurgood Marshall, Martin Luther King Jr., Earl Warren, Anita Hill, and Clarence Thomas, he discussed the ambivalence of the judicial system, the increasing legal challenges to affirmative action, and the issue of reparations. The book traced the history of race and integration in American society.
6:18 PM EDT Approx. 4 min. Weekly Presidential Address Barack Obama President Obama delivered his weekly address. He talked about his administration’s ... President Obama delivered his weekly address. He talked about his administration’s efforts to cut red tape for major transportation infrastructure projects which would also provide many jobs. 2:14 PM EDT Approx. 1 min. Book Fairs and Festivals A list of upcoming Book Fairs and Festivals as of May 17, 2014 was shown. A list of upcoming Book Fairs and Festivals as of May 17, 2014 was shown. 5:00 PM EDT Approx. 54 min. Remembering the Civil War Caroline E. Janney Caroline Janney talked about her second book, Remembering the Civil War: Reunion and the Limits ... Caroline Janney talked about her second book, Remembering the Civil War: Reunion and the Limits of Reconciliation, a volume in the Littlefield Series on the History of the Civil War Era.
6:22 PM EDT Approx. 6 min. Weekly Republican Address John S. McCain III Senator John McCain (R-AZ) delivered the weekly Republican address. He charged that the Obama ... Senator John McCain (R-AZ) delivered the weekly Republican address. He charged that the Obama administration had failed to adequately respond to allegations of mismanagement, fraud, and neglect at Veterans Administration medical centers, starting with the Phoenix VA hospital where it was alleged that about 40 veterans died while waiting for care. 2:16 PM EDT Approx. 1 min. New Books Being Published A list of new books being released the week of May 19, 2014 was shown. A list of new books being released the week of May 19, 2014 was shown. 6:00 PM EDT Approx. 1 hr. Overland Campaign 150th Anniversary Historians and officials from the National Park Service commemorated the beginning of the Overland ... Historians and officials from the National Park Service commemorated the beginning of the Overland Campaign. The ceremony included keynote remarks by Civil War scholar James Robertson.The Overland Campaign was a series of battles between Union and Confederate forces that took place in May and June of 1864 in Virginia.
6:29 PM EDT Approx. 29 min. Revising the 1996 Telecommunications Act Frederick "Rick" C. Boucher; Jack M. Fields; Peter Slen Former Representatives Rich Boucher (D-VA) and Jack Fields (R-TX) talked about the 1996 ... Former Representatives Rich Boucher (D-VA) and Jack Fields (R-TX) talked about the 1996 Telecommunications Act and congressional efforts to rewrite it. Both men were instrumental in writing the legislation. 2:18 PM EDT Approx. 54 min. LIVE Book Discussion on Empty Mansions Bill Dedman; John Schlichting Bill Dedman, co-author of Empty Mansions: The Mysterious Life of Huguette Clark and the ... Bill Dedman, co-author of Empty Mansions: The Mysterious Life of Huguette Clark and the Spending of a Great American Fortune, talked about the life and wealth of heiress Huguette Clark, youngest daughter of United States Senator and industrialist William A. Clark. He spoke in the James Michener Non-Fiction Pavilion at the 2014 Gaithersburg Book Festival, held on the grounds of City Hall. 7:03 PM EDT Approx. 10 min. Race Relations and the Murder of Michael Donald Scotty Kirkland Scotty Kirkland talked about the history race relations in Mobile, Alabama, and the murder of ... Scotty Kirkland talked about the history race relations in Mobile, Alabama, and the murder of Michael Donald. Michael Donald, a young African-American man, was murdered by two Ku Klux Klan members in Mobile, Alabama, in 1981. The murder was sometimes referred to as the last recorded lynching in the United States. The two men who murdered Donald were arrested, tried, and convicted for the murder. One of them was sentenced to death and executed in 1997. Following the incident, Donald’s mother filed a wrongful death suit against United Klans of America and effectively bankrupted the organization.

C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles (LCVs) made a stop in their “2014 LCV Cities Tour” in Mobile, Alabama, from April 21-24 to feature the history and literary life of the community. Working with the Comcast Cable local affiliate, they visited literary and historic sites where local historians, authors, and civic leaders were interviewed.
7:02 PM EDT Approx. 54 min. Boko Haram and Nigeria Panelists talked about attacks by the Nigeria-based terrorist group Boko Haram and steps that can ... Panelists talked about attacks by the Nigeria-based terrorist group Boko Haram and steps that can be taken by the international community to stop extremist violence. Deborah Peters, a survivor of the terrorist organization and originally from the village of Chibok, Nigeria, where the girls were kidnapped, told her story and described how Boko Haram killed her father and brother in front of her. 3:16 PM EDT Approx. 48 min. LIVE Panel Discussion on the Book Industry Panelists talked about the book industry and connecting authors and readers. "Connecting ... Panelists talked about the book industry and connecting authors and readers. "Connecting Authors and Readers" was a panel at the James Michener Non-Fiction Pavilion at the 2014 Gaithersburg Book Festival, held on the grounds of City Hall. 7:18 PM EDT Approx. 6 min. 1964 New York World's Fair Newsreel This is a 1963 Universal Newsreel report on the opening of the New York World’s ... This is a 1963 Universal Newsreel report on the opening of the New York World’s Fair. President Johnson made remarks during the program.
7:57 PM EDT Approx. 1 min. Newsmakers with Mel Watt Mel Watt talked about his plans for the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA), which oversees ... Mel Watt talked about his plans for the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA), which oversees Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. Mr. Watt, who resigned from Congress to become director of the FHFA in January 2014, announced plans for the agency that were different from those followed by his predecessor, Ed DeMarco. He said the agency would work to make credit more available to home buyers and take steps to ensure liquidity in the housing market. He also said Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac would remain engaged in their mortgage roles for the foreseeable future. Congress was also considering legislation about the future of Fannie and Freddie, and Mr. Watt said it was not his role to comment on such legislation. At the time, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac supported loans for about two-thirds of new mortgages. After the interview, the reporters discussed his responses with the host. 4:14 PM EDT Approx. 1 hr. 3 min. LIVE Book Discussion on The Book of Jezebel Anna Holmes; Garine Isassi; John Methven Anna Holmes talked about her book, The Book of Jezebel: An Illustrated Encyclopedia of Lady ... Anna Holmes talked about her book, The Book of Jezebel: An Illustrated Encyclopedia of Lady Things. She spoke in the James Michener Non-Fiction Pavilion at the 2014 Gaithersburg Book Festival, held on the grounds of City Hall. 7:25 PM EDT Approx. 27 min. Abortion and the Evolution of the Religious Right Steven Scully; Neil Young Neil Young talked about abortion politics and their impact on the religious right. This ... Neil Young talked about abortion politics and their impact on the religious right. This interview took place at the Organization of American Historians 2014 annual meeting in Atlanta, Georgia.
8:00 PM EDT Approx. 57 min. National September 11 Memorial and Museum Dedications Ceremony President Obama spoke at the dedication ceremony for the National September 11 Memorial and Museum ... President Obama spoke at the dedication ceremony for the National September 11 Memorial and Museum in New York City. 5:17 PM EDT Approx. 1 hr. 9 min. Book TV in Mobile, Alabama C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles (LCVs) made a stop in their “2014 LCV Cities ... C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles (LCVs) made a stop in their “2014 LCV Cities Tour” in Mobile, Alabama, from April 21-24 to feature the history and literary life of the community. Working with the Comcast Cable local affiliate, they visited literary and historic sites where local historians, authors, and civic leaders were interviewed. The history segments air on American History TV (AHTV) on C-SPAN3 and the literary events/non-fiction author segments air on BookTV on C-SPAN2.

The segments shown on Book TV were:

Conversation with Winston Groom 319212-1

Book Discussion on A Conquering Spirit 319210-1

Book Discussion on Henry Hotze, Confederate Propagandist 319208-1

Book Discussion on Southern Bound 319209-1

Book Discussion on Alabama’s Civil Rights Trail 319211-1
7:52 PM EDT Approx. 6 min. Mobile Carnival Museum Edward Ladd Edward Ladd toured the Mobile Carnival Museum and talked about the origins of Mardi Gras in the ... Edward Ladd toured the Mobile Carnival Museum and talked about the origins of Mardi Gras in the United States. Mobile, Alabama, was the first capital of French Louisiana, and French Catholic settlers brought an early version of the Mardi Gras festival to the territory. He spoke about the settlers and how the people of Mobile celebrate this heritage today.

C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles (LCVs) made a stop in their “2014 LCV Cities Tour” in Mobile, Alabama, from April 21-24 to feature the history and literary life of the community. Working with the Comcast Cable local affiliate, they visited literary and historic sites where local historians, authors, and civic leaders were interviewed. The history segments air on American History TV (AHTV) on C-SPAN3 and the literary events/non-fiction author segments air on BookTV on C-SPAN2.
9:00 PM EDT Approx. 1 hr. 20 min. Politics of Public Space Michael Kimmelman Michael Kimmelman talked about urbanism, architecture, and architectural criticism, including ... Michael Kimmelman talked about urbanism, architecture, and architectural criticism, including issues of public space, housing for the poor, parks and infrastructure, social equality, and public interest design. 5:18 PM EDT Approx. 15 min. Conversation with Winston Groom Winston Groom Winston Groom talked about his life and career. Mr. Groom is an American novelist and ... Winston Groom talked about his life and career. Mr. Groom is an American novelist and non-fiction writer, best known for his book Forrest Gump, which was adapted into an Academy Award-winning film of the same name in 1994. Mr. Groom has written a number of novels that draw on his experiences in Vietnam. 

C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles (LCVs) made a stop in their “2014 LCV Cities Tour” in Mobile, Alabama, from April 19-23 to feature the history and literary life of the community. Working with the Comcast Cable local affiliate, they visited literary and historic sites where local historians, authors, and civic leaders were interviewed. The history segments air on American History TV (AHTV) on C-SPAN3 and the literary events/non-fiction author segments air on BookTV on C-SPAN2.
8:00 PM EDT Approx. 1 hr. 4 min. Ernie Pyle and War Reporting James E. Tobin Professor James Tobin talked about the life of World War II reporter Ernie Pyle and his influence ... Professor James Tobin talked about the life of World War II reporter Ernie Pyle and his influence on war reporting. President Truman once called Ernie Pyle the “spokesman of the ordinary American in arms.” Pyle’s accounts emphasized the human element of the war, the fraternalism between soldiers, and their patriotism on and off the battlefield. Professor Tobin also explained how Ernie Pyle’s work during World War II continued to influence American war reporters during the Vietnam War and beyond. This class was from an introductory course on journalism at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio.
10:22 PM EDT Approx. 1 hr. 4 min. Arab Spring Aftermath Charles Sennott Charles Sennott spoke about the political movement known as the “Arab Spring.” As a ... Charles Sennott spoke about the political movement known as the “Arab Spring.” As a reporter, Mr. Sennott covered the rise of al-Qaeda in the 1990's, the Arab-Israel conflict, and was one of the first reporters on the ground in Afghanistan following the September 11, 2001 attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon. 5:34 PM EDT Approx. 12 min. Book Discussion on A Conquering Spirit Gregory A. Waselkov Gregory Waselkov talked about his book, A Conquering Spirit: Fort Mims and the Redstick War of ... Gregory Waselkov talked about his book, A Conquering Spirit: Fort Mims and the Redstick War of 1813-1814, in which he tells the story of the Fort Mims Massacre and how the battle marked the transition from a civil war within the Creek Tribe to a war between the United States and the Red Stick warriors of the Upper Creek. The Red Sticks' victory at Fort Mims spread panic throughout the Southeastern United States frontier, and settlers demanded governmental action and fled to surrounding areas, including Mobile, Alabama. Fort Mims is now a state historic site located about 35 miles north of present-day Mobile, Alabama.

C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles (LCVs) made a stop in their “2014 LCV Cities Tour” in Mobile, Alabama, from April 19-23 to feature the history and literary life of the community. Working with the Comcast Cable local affiliate, they visited literary and historic sites where local historians, authors, and civic leaders were interviewed.
9:05 PM EDT Approx. 50 min. American Conflicts Since Vietnam Michael Gambone History professor Michael Gambone talked about America’s involvement in conflicts since the ... History professor Michael Gambone talked about America’s involvement in conflicts since the Vietnam War. Professor Gambone examines the missions, goals, successes and failures of modern American military intervention in the last forty years, including actions in what he calls “small wars” in Panama, Somalia, and Columbia, as well as the first Gulf War.

Michael Gambone is the author of, Small Wars: Low-Intensity Threats and the American Response Since Vietnam, and served as an officer in the U.S. Army’s 82nd Airborne from 1985 to 1988. In 2006 he spent six months in Iraq as a contractor for the U.S. Army.

The U.S. Army Heritage and Education Center in Carlisle, Pennsylvania hosted this event.
11:29 PM EDT Approx. 57 min. National September 11 Memorial and Museum Dedications Ceremony President Obama spoke at the dedication ceremony for the National September 11 Memorial and Museum ... President Obama spoke at the dedication ceremony for the National September 11 Memorial and Museum in New York City. 5:46 PM EDT Approx. 16 min. Book Discussion on Henry Hotze, Confederate Propagandist Lonnie A. Burnett Lonnie Burnett, editor of the book Henry Hotze, Confederate Propagandist, talked about the ... Lonnie Burnett, editor of the book Henry Hotze, Confederate Propagandist, talked about the writings of Mr. Hotze, who was a journalist and editor that lived in Mobile, Alabama, for nearly a decade. From 1855 to 1865, Mr. Hotze was an associate editor at John Forsyth’s Mobile Register, served in the Confederate Army and as a Confederate diplomat, and edited a London-based newspaper, The Index, that promoted the Confederate cause. His writings promoted a scientific hierarchy of race-based intelligence that was used by white supremacists as a justification for slavery. Professor Burnett was interviewed at the History Museum of Mobile.

C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles (LCVs) made a stop in their “2014 LCV Cities Tour” in Mobile, Alabama, from April 19-23 to feature the history and literary life of the community. Working with the Comcast Cable local affiliate, they visited literary and historic sites where local historians, authors, and civic leaders were interviewed. 
10:00 PM EDT Approx. 59 min. Overland Campaign 150th Anniversary Historians and officials from the National Park Service commemorated the beginning of the Overland ... Historians and officials from the National Park Service commemorated the beginning of the Overland Campaign. The ceremony included keynote remarks by Civil War scholar James Robertson.The Overland Campaign was a series of battles between Union and Confederate forces that took place in May and June of 1864 in Virginia.
12:30 AM EDT Approx. 1 hr. 20 min. Politics of Public Space Michael Kimmelman Michael Kimmelman talked about urbanism, architecture, and architectural criticism, including ... Michael Kimmelman talked about urbanism, architecture, and architectural criticism, including issues of public space, housing for the poor, parks and infrastructure, social equality, and public interest design. 6:04 PM EDT Approx. 13 min. Book Discussion on Southern Bound John Sledge John Sledge talked about his book, Southern Bound: A Gulf Coast Journalist on Books, Writers, ... John Sledge talked about his book, Southern Bound: A Gulf Coast Journalist on Books, Writers, and Literary Pilgrimages of the Heart, which represents a running conversation on books, writers, and literary travel written for the Mobile Press-Register Books page from 1995 to 2011. The collection includes more than one hundred of the best pieces culled from Mr. Sledge’s total output of approximately seven hundred columns.

C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles (LCVs) made a stop in their “2014 LCV Cities Tour” in Mobile, Alabama, from April 19-23 to feature the history and literary life of the community. Working with the Comcast Cable local affiliate, they visited literary and historic sites where local historians, authors, and civic leaders were interviewed. The history segments air on American History TV (AHTV) on C-SPAN3 and the literary events/non-fiction author segments air on BookTV on C-SPAN2.
11:00 PM EDT Approx. 10 min. Confederate Raider Raphael Semmes Phillip Nassar Phil Nasser talked about Captain Raphael Semmes, a commerce raider during the American Civil ... Phil Nasser talked about Captain Raphael Semmes, a commerce raider during the American Civil War. Captain Semmes was an officer in the United States Navy before joining the Confederate States Navy. During the Civil War, he was captain of the famous commerce raider CSS Alabama, which took a record sixty-five prizes. Commerce raiding is a strategy used in naval warfare that involves attacking an enemy’s merchant ships.

C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles (LCVs) made a stop in their “2014 LCV Cities Tour” in Mobile, Alabama, from April 21-24 to feature the history and literary life of the community. Working with the Comcast Cable local affiliate, they visited literary and historic sites where local historians, authors, and civic leaders were interviewed. The history segments air on American History TV (AHTV) on C-SPAN3 and the literary events/non-fiction author segments air on BookTV on C-SPAN2.
1:53 AM EDT Approx. 1 hr. 3 min. Arab Spring Aftermath Charles Sennott Charles Sennott spoke about the political movement known as the “Arab Spring.” As a ... Charles Sennott spoke about the political movement known as the “Arab Spring.” As a reporter, Mr. Sennott covered the rise of al-Qaeda in the 1990's, the Arab-Israel conflict, and was one of the first reporters on the ground in Afghanistan following the September 11, 2001 attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon. 6:17 PM EDT Approx. 9 min. Book Discussion on Alabama's Civil Rights Trail Frye Gaillard Frye Gaillard, co-author of Alabama’s Civil Rights Trail: An Illustrated Guide to the ... Frye Gaillard, co-author of Alabama’s Civil Rights Trail: An Illustrated Guide to the Cradle of Freedom, talked about some of Alabama’s civil rights events, as well as its lesser-known moments. He talked about why he decided to reexamine these historic events and told some of the stories from the Alabamians who contributed.

C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles (LCVs) made a stop in their “2014 LCV Cities Tour” in Mobile, Alabama, from April 19-23 to feature the history and literary life of the community. Working with the Comcast Cable local affiliate, they visited literary and historic sites where local historians, authors, and civic leaders were interviewed. The history segments air on American History TV (AHTV) on C-SPAN3 and the literary events/non-fiction author segments air on BookTV on C-SPAN2.
11:11 PM EDT Approx. 5 min. Capitol Grounds in Spring Stephen T. Ayers Stephen Ayers, acting architect of the Capitol, spoke about the U.S. Capitol grounds, little-known ... Stephen Ayers, acting architect of the Capitol, spoke about the U.S. Capitol grounds, little-known places of interest on the grounds, and maintenance of the grounds in springtime. 
2:59 AM EDT Approx. 1 hr. 14 min. 60th Anniversary of Brown v. Board of Education Attorney General Eric Holder spoke at an NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund luncheon ... Attorney General Eric Holder spoke at an NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund luncheon commemorating the 60th anniversary of Brown v. Board of Education. Following Attorney General Holder’s remarks, Cecilia Marshall also spoke about the Supreme Court case. Following Ms. Marshall’s remarks, Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick (D), Former Virginia Governor L. Douglas Wilder (D) discussed the case with journalist Charalayne Hunter-Gault. 6:28 PM EDT Approx. 1 min. New Books Being Published A list of new books being released the week of May 19, 2014 was shown. A list of new books being released the week of May 19, 2014 was shown. 11:20 PM EDT Approx. 26 min. Abortion and the Evolution of the Religious Right Steven Scully; Neil Young Neil Young talked about abortion politics and their impact on the religious right. This ... Neil Young talked about abortion politics and their impact on the religious right. This interview took place at the Organization of American Historians 2014 annual meeting in Atlanta, Georgia.
4:17 AM EDT Approx. 2 hr. 40 min. Health and Human Services Confirmation Hearing The Senate Finance Committee held a confirmation hearing to consider the nomination of Sylvia ... The Senate Finance Committee held a confirmation hearing to consider the nomination of Sylvia Mathews Burwell to be secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services. This was her second confirmation hearing as President Obama’s nominee to replace Secretary Kathleen Sebelius. Senators Tom Cobrun (R-OK) and Jay Rockefeller (D-WV) introduced her. 6:30 PM EDT Approx. 1 hr. 3 min. Book Discussion on Arab Winter Comes to America Jamie Glazov; Robert Spencer Robert Spencer talked about his book, Arab Winter Comes to America: The Truth About the War ... Robert Spencer talked about his book, Arab Winter Comes to America: The Truth About the War We’re In, in which he argues that there are radical jihadists working in the U.S. that are part of a larger international network that has been involved in many events over the past years, including the Arab Spring. Mr. Spencer spoke at an event hosted by the David Horowitz Freedom Center in Los Angeles. 11:48 PM EDT Approx. 8 min. Colonial Fort Conde Jacob Laurence Jacob Laurence talked about the history of Fort Conde and its role in the protection and growth of ... Jacob Laurence talked about the history of Fort Conde and its role in the protection and growth of Mobile, Alabama. Originally founded in 1702, Mobile was relocated in 1711 to its current site, where a temporary wooden stockade fort was constructed to protect the town. It was built by the French on the strategic location of Mobile Bay, the eastern most part of the Louisiana colony, as a defense against British and Spanish attacks. Fort Conde protected Mobile and its citizens for nearly 100 years from 1723-1820.

C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles (LCVs) made a stop in their “2014 LCV Cities Tour” in Mobile, Alabama, from April 21-24 to feature the history and literary life of the community. Working with the Comcast Cable local affiliate, they visited literary and historic sites where local historians, authors, and civic leaders were interviewed. The history segments air on American History TV (AHTV) on C-SPAN3 and the literary events/non-fiction author segments air on BookTV on C-SPAN2.
7:34 PM EDT Approx. 20 min. Book Discussion on Monitoring Democracy Judith G. Kelley; Peter Slen Judith Kelley talked about her book, Monitoring Democracy: When International Election ... Judith Kelley talked about her book, Monitoring Democracy: When International Election Observation Works, and Why It Often Fails, in which she discusses the function and value of international election observers. This interview, part of Book TV’s College Series, took place at the Washington Duke Inn on the campus of Duke University. 12:00 AM EDT Approx. 1 hr. 4 min. Ernie Pyle and War Reporting James E. Tobin Professor James Tobin talked about the life of World War II reporter Ernie Pyle and his influence ... Professor James Tobin talked about the life of World War II reporter Ernie Pyle and his influence on war reporting. President Truman once called Ernie Pyle the “spokesman of the ordinary American in arms.” Pyle’s accounts emphasized the human element of the war, the fraternalism between soldiers, and their patriotism on and off the battlefield. Professor Tobin also explained how Ernie Pyle’s work during World War II continued to influence American war reporters during the Vietnam War and beyond. This class was from an introductory course on journalism at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio.
7:59 PM EDT Approx. 47 min. Book Discussion on A Fighting Chance Lissa Muscatine; Elizabeth Warren Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) talked about her book, A Fighting Chance, in which she ... Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) talked about her book, A Fighting Chance, in which she discusses her life, interactions with Washington over the years, and experiences as a U.S. Senator. This event was held at the Sixth and I Historic Synagogue in Washington, DC. 1:05 AM EDT Approx. 50 min. American Conflicts Since Vietnam Michael Gambone History professor Michael Gambone talked about America’s involvement in conflicts since the ... History professor Michael Gambone talked about America’s involvement in conflicts since the Vietnam War. Professor Gambone examines the missions, goals, successes and failures of modern American military intervention in the last forty years, including actions in what he calls “small wars” in Panama, Somalia, and Columbia, as well as the first Gulf War.

Michael Gambone is the author of, Small Wars: Low-Intensity Threats and the American Response Since Vietnam, and served as an officer in the U.S. Army’s 82nd Airborne from 1985 to 1988. In 2006 he spent six months in Iraq as a contractor for the U.S. Army.

The U.S. Army Heritage and Education Center in Carlisle, Pennsylvania hosted this event.
8:47 PM EDT Approx. 54 min. Book Discussion on North Korea and Regional Security in the Kim Jong-un Era Bruce E. Bechtol Jr. Bruce Bechtol talked about his book, North Korea and Regional Security in the Kim Jong-un Era: ... Bruce Bechtol talked about his book, North Korea and Regional Security in the Kim Jong-un Era: A New International Security Dilemma, in which he discusses the challenges posed by North Korea and the differences between the rule of Kim Jong-un and his father, Kim Jong-Il. 2:00 AM EDT Approx. 57 min. Book Discussion on All Deliberate Speed: Brown v. Board of Education Brian Lamb; Charles J. Ogletree Jr. Professor Ogletree talked about his book, All Deliberate Speed: Reflections on the First ... Professor Ogletree talked about his book, All Deliberate Speed: Reflections on the First Half-Century of Brown v. Board of Education, published by W.W. Norton. On May 17, 1954, the Supreme Court ruled unanimously that the doctrine of “separate but equal” was unconstitutional. Mr. Ogletree examined the personal ramifications of the decision for him and his family: his childhood in the wake of the Brown decision, his student days at Stanford and Harvard Law, his immersion in the Boston busing crisis and its meaning for all Americans. Describing historical personages such as Thurgood Marshall, Martin Luther King Jr., Earl Warren, Anita Hill, and Clarence Thomas, he discussed the ambivalence of the judicial system, the increasing legal challenges to affirmative action, and the issue of reparations. The book traced the history of race and integration in American society.
9:46 PM EDT Approx. 12 min. Book Discussion on A Conquering Spirit Gregory A. Waselkov Gregory Waselkov talked about his book, A Conquering Spirit: Fort Mims and the Redstick War of ... Gregory Waselkov talked about his book, A Conquering Spirit: Fort Mims and the Redstick War of 1813-1814, in which he tells the story of the Fort Mims Massacre and how the battle marked the transition from a civil war within the Creek Tribe to a war between the United States and the Red Stick warriors of the Upper Creek. The Red Sticks' victory at Fort Mims spread panic throughout the Southeastern United States frontier, and settlers demanded governmental action and fled to surrounding areas, including Mobile, Alabama. Fort Mims is now a state historic site located about 35 miles north of present-day Mobile, Alabama.

C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles (LCVs) made a stop in their “2014 LCV Cities Tour” in Mobile, Alabama, from April 19-23 to feature the history and literary life of the community. Working with the Comcast Cable local affiliate, they visited literary and historic sites where local historians, authors, and civic leaders were interviewed.
3:00 AM EDT Approx. 54 min. Remembering the Civil War Caroline E. Janney Caroline Janney talked about her second book, Remembering the Civil War: Reunion and the Limits ... Caroline Janney talked about her second book, Remembering the Civil War: Reunion and the Limits of Reconciliation, a volume in the Littlefield Series on the History of the Civil War Era.
9:59 PM EDT Approx. 56 min. After Words with Justice John Paul Stevens Jeffrey Rosen; John Paul Stevens Former U.S. Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens talked about his book, Six Amendments: How ... Former U.S. Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens talked about his book, Six Amendments: How and Why We Should Change the Constitution, in which he recommends six ways he believes the U.S. Constitution should be amended. He spoke about reforms to campaign finance, the death penalty, gerrymandering, and the Second Amendment. He was interviewed by Jeffrey Rosen, president of the National Constitution Center. 3:55 AM EDT Approx. 3 min. Gilded Age New York Jeannine Falino; Phyllis Magidson Curators Jeannine Falino and Phyllis Magidson gave a tour of the Museum of the City of New York ... Curators Jeannine Falino and Phyllis Magidson gave a tour of the Museum of the City of New York and spoke about how New York City’s wealthiest lived in the 19th century. The exhibit, “Gilded New York,” includes paintings, jewelry, gowns, and decorative arts used by the wealthiest New Yorkers at that time.
10:56 PM EDT Approx. 1 min. Upcoming Events on Book TV A list of upcoming Book TV event coverage as of May 19, 2014, was shown. A list of upcoming Book TV event coverage as of May 19, 2014, was shown. 4:00 AM EDT Approx. 27 min. To the Fair! This 1964 film was commissioned by the New York World’s Fair Corporation, and follows a ... This 1964 film was commissioned by the New York World’s Fair Corporation, and follows a variety of people as they experience the fair’s exhibits in Queens, New York. The film was co-directed by Czech-American filmmaker Alexander Hammid, who directed films for the U.S. Office of War Information during World War II.
11:00 PM EDT Approx. 49 min. Book Discussion on The Most Dangerous Man in America Mark Perry Mark Perry talked about his biography, The Most Dangerous Man in America: The Making of Douglas ... Mark Perry talked about his biography, The Most Dangerous Man in America: The Making of Douglas MacArthur, in which he recounts the military career of General Douglas MacArthur. In his book, the author reports that MacArthur, appointed commander of U.S. Army Forces in the Far East by President Franklin Roosevelt, was equally reviled and respected. Mr. Perry talked about General MacArthur’s military strategy and profiled his team of leaders in the Pacific Theater. Mark Perry spoke at the National Archives in Washington, D.C. 4:30 AM EDT Approx. 1 hr. 16 min. Act of Voting Eric Arnesen; Sophia Rosenfeld Sophia Rosenfeld talked about the history and role of the secret ballot in America. She ... Sophia Rosenfeld talked about the history and role of the secret ballot in America. She described voting techniques used following the American Revolution, and the development of the system implemented in the late 19th century, which emphasized unforced, individualized choice. She also talked about the relationship between voting and freedom in the modern world.
11:50 PM EDT Approx. 9 min. Book Discussion on Alabama's Civil Rights Trail Frye Gaillard Frye Gaillard, co-author of Alabama’s Civil Rights Trail: An Illustrated Guide to the ... Frye Gaillard, co-author of Alabama’s Civil Rights Trail: An Illustrated Guide to the Cradle of Freedom, talked about some of Alabama’s civil rights events, as well as its lesser-known moments. He talked about why he decided to reexamine these historic events and told some of the stories from the Alabamians who contributed.

C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles (LCVs) made a stop in their “2014 LCV Cities Tour” in Mobile, Alabama, from April 19-23 to feature the history and literary life of the community. Working with the Comcast Cable local affiliate, they visited literary and historic sites where local historians, authors, and civic leaders were interviewed. The history segments air on American History TV (AHTV) on C-SPAN3 and the literary events/non-fiction author segments air on BookTV on C-SPAN2.
5:47 AM EDT Approx. 8 min. Colonial Fort Conde Jacob Laurence Jacob Laurence talked about the history of Fort Conde and its role in the protection and growth of ... Jacob Laurence talked about the history of Fort Conde and its role in the protection and growth of Mobile, Alabama. Originally founded in 1702, Mobile was relocated in 1711 to its current site, where a temporary wooden stockade fort was constructed to protect the town. It was built by the French on the strategic location of Mobile Bay, the eastern most part of the Louisiana colony, as a defense against British and Spanish attacks. Fort Conde protected Mobile and its citizens for nearly 100 years from 1723-1820.

C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles (LCVs) made a stop in their “2014 LCV Cities Tour” in Mobile, Alabama, from April 21-24 to feature the history and literary life of the community. Working with the Comcast Cable local affiliate, they visited literary and historic sites where local historians, authors, and civic leaders were interviewed. The history segments air on American History TV (AHTV) on C-SPAN3 and the literary events/non-fiction author segments air on BookTV on C-SPAN2.
12:00 AM EDT Approx. 32 min. Book Discussion on Through the Perilous Fight Garrett Peck; Steve Vogel Steve Vogel talked about his book, Through the Perilous Fight: Six Weeks That Saved the ... Steve Vogel talked about his book, Through the Perilous Fight: Six Weeks That Saved the Nation, in which he chronicles the British invasion of Chesapeake Bay and the burning of Washington during the War of 1812. He spoke in the James Michener Non-Fiction Pavilion at the 2014 Gaithersburg Book Festival, held on the grounds of City Hall. 6:00 AM EDT Approx. 27 min. Museum of American Finance Chris Meyers Chris Meyers, director of education for the Museum of American Finance, toured the museum and ... Chris Meyers, director of education for the Museum of American Finance, toured the museum and talked about banking and financial markets, money and stocks, and booms and busts throughout history.
12:38 AM EDT Approx. 1 min. Chicago Tribune Nonfiction Best-Sellers List A list of the Chicago Tribune list of best-selling hardback nonfiction books as of May 17, ... A list of the Chicago Tribune list of best-selling hardback nonfiction books as of May 17, 2014 was shown. 6:28 AM EDT Approx. 1 hr. 31 min. Rethinking the Election of 1964 Panelists talked about the 1964 presidential election. Topics included the roles of the ... Panelists talked about the 1964 presidential election. Topics included the roles of the electorate, nominees, and political parties in the election’s outcome. President Lyndon B. Johnson won a second term when defeated Republican Barry Goldwater in the election. 

“1964 at 50: Rethinking the Election of 1964” was a session of the Organization of Amercian Historians 2014 annual meeting in Atlanta.
12:42 AM EDT Approx. 50 min. Panel Discussion on the World Wars Wil S. Hylton; Mark LaFramboise; John Ross Wil S. Hylton, author of Vanished: The Sixty-Year Search for the Missing Men of World War ... Wil S. Hylton, author of Vanished: The Sixty-Year Search for the Missing Men of World War II, and John Ross, author of Enduring Courage: Ace Pilot Eddie Rickenbacker and the Dawn of the Age of Speed, talked about stories from World War I and World War II. "Great Stories from the Great Wars" was a panel at the James Michener Non-Fiction Pavilion at the 2014 Gaithersburg Book Festival, held on the grounds of City Hall.
1:33 AM EDT Approx. 1 min. Chicago Tribune Nonfiction Best-Sellers List A list of the Chicago Tribune list of best-selling hardback nonfiction books as of May 17, ... A list of the Chicago Tribune list of best-selling hardback nonfiction books as of May 17, 2014 was shown.
1:34 AM EDT Approx. 1 min. Masha Gessen, "Words Will Break Cement" A video clip was shown to promote online viewing of a book discussion program. A video clip was shown to promote online viewing of a book discussion program.
1:41 AM EDT Approx. 48 min. Book Discussion on This Town Sidney Katz; Mark Leibovich Mark Leibovich talked about his book, This Town: Two Parties and a Funeral-Plus, Plenty of ... Mark Leibovich talked about his book, This Town: Two Parties and a Funeral-Plus, Plenty of Valet Parking!-in America’s Gilded Capital. He spoke in the James Michener Non-Fiction Pavilion at the 2014 Gaithersburg Book Festival, held on the grounds of City Hall.
2:30 AM EDT Approx. 1 min. New Books Being Published A list of new books being released the week of May 19, 2014 was shown. A list of new books being released the week of May 19, 2014 was shown.
2:38 AM EDT Approx. 54 min. Book Discussion on Collision 2012 Daniel "Dan" J. Balz; George Leventhal Dan Balz talked about his book, Collision 2012: Obama vs. Romney and the Future of Elections ... Dan Balz talked about his book, Collision 2012: Obama vs. Romney and the Future of Elections in America. He spoke in the James Michener Non-Fiction Pavilion at the 2014 Gaithersburg Book Festival, held on the grounds of City Hall.
3:38 AM EDT Approx. 1 min. Chicago Tribune Nonfiction Best-Sellers List A list of the Chicago Tribune list of best-selling hardback nonfiction books as of May 17, ... A list of the Chicago Tribune list of best-selling hardback nonfiction books as of May 17, 2014 was shown.
3:41 AM EDT Approx. 1 min. Book Fairs and Festivals A list of upcoming Book Fairs and Festivals as of May 17, 2014 was shown. A list of upcoming Book Fairs and Festivals as of May 17, 2014 was shown.
3:42 AM EDT Approx. 1 min. New Books Being Published A list of new books being released the week of May 19, 2014 was shown. A list of new books being released the week of May 19, 2014 was shown.
3:45 AM EDT Approx. 54 min. Book Discussion on Empty Mansions Bill Dedman; John Schlichting Bill Dedman, co-author of Empty Mansions: The Mysterious Life of Huguette Clark and the ... Bill Dedman, co-author of Empty Mansions: The Mysterious Life of Huguette Clark and the Spending of a Great American Fortune, talked about the life and wealth of heiress Huguette Clark, youngest daughter of United States Senator and industrialist William A. Clark. He spoke in the James Michener Non-Fiction Pavilion at the 2014 Gaithersburg Book Festival, held on the grounds of City Hall.
4:43 AM EDT Approx. 48 min. Panel Discussion on the Book Industry Panelists talked about the book industry and connecting authors and readers. "Connecting ... Panelists talked about the book industry and connecting authors and readers. "Connecting Authors and Readers" was a panel at the James Michener Non-Fiction Pavilion at the 2014 Gaithersburg Book Festival, held on the grounds of City Hall.
5:40 AM EDT Approx. 1 hr. 2 min. Book Discussion on The Book of Jezebel Anna Holmes; Garine Isassi; John Methven Anna Holmes talked about her book, The Book of Jezebel: An Illustrated Encyclopedia of Lady ... Anna Holmes talked about her book, The Book of Jezebel: An Illustrated Encyclopedia of Lady Things. She spoke in the James Michener Non-Fiction Pavilion at the 2014 Gaithersburg Book Festival, held on the grounds of City Hall.
6:45 AM EDT Approx. 1 hr. 46 min. Book Discussion on Democratization and Authoritarianism in the Arab World Larry Diamond and Marc Plattner, the editors of Democratization and Authoritarianism in the ... Larry Diamond and Marc Plattner, the editors of Democratization and Authoritarianism in the Arab World, talked about democratization in the Middle East following the “Arab Spring” and the eventual backlash that took place in Egypt and elsewhere. They were joined in conversation by contributors to the book Daniel Brumberg, Hillel Fradkin, and Tarek Masoud. This event was hosted by the National Endowment for Democracy.