C-SPAN Schedule

< Sunday, May 18 >

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7:00 AM EDT Approx. 47 min. LIVE Open Phones Nancy Calo; Fawn Johnson; Steven Scully Telephone lines were open for viewer comments on the topic of “U.S. Deportation Policy and ... Telephone lines were open for viewer comments on the topic of “U.S. Deportation Policy and Immigration Debate.” National Journal correspondent Fawn Johnson talked by telephone about the Department of Homeland Security’s review of U.S. deportation policy. She reacted to a video clip of DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson on “PBS NewsHour” May 15, 2014. Videos clips were also shown of Senators Jeff Sessions (R-AL) and Harry Reid (D-NV) on the Senate floor May 14, 2014.

C-SPAN Radio’s Nancy Calo previewed the Sunday morning talk shows at the beginning of the program.
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. 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.
7:49 AM EDT Approx. 31 min. LIVE Former Treasury Secretary Geithner's Legacy Ian Katz; Steven Scully Ian Katz talked from the C-SPAN newsroom about former Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner’s ... Ian Katz talked from the C-SPAN newsroom about former Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner’s career and legacy, as well as insights from Mr. Geithner’s new book, Stress Test: Reflections on Financial Crises. Timothy Geithner served as Secretary of the Treasury from 2009-2013. A video clip was shown of President-Elect Obama nominating Mr. Geithner on November 24, 2008, and of Secretary Geithner being questioned by Elizabeth Warren, chair of the Troubled Asset Relief Program Oversight Panel at a December 10, 2009, hearing. 8:32 AM EDT Approx. 1 hr. 4 min. Panel Discussion on Feminism Panelists talked about the evolution of feminism. 

The panelists included Myra ...
Panelists talked about the evolution of feminism. 

The panelists included Myra MacPherson, author of The Scarlet Sisters: Sex, Sufferage, and Scandal in the Gilded Age, M.G. Lord, author of The Accidental Feminist: How Elizabeth Taylor Raised Our Consciousness, and Nancy Cohen, author of Delirium: How the Sexual Revolution is Polarizing America. The panel was moderated by Robin Abcarian, columnist for the Los Angeles Times.

“The Evolution of Feminism” was a panel from the 2014 Los Angeles Times Festival of Books, and took place at the Mark Taper Hall of Humanities on the Campus of the University of Southern California.
8:00 AM EDT Approx. 46 min. Book Discussion on William Clark and the Shaping of the West Landon Y. Jones Landon Jones talked about his book William Clark and the Shaping of the West, published by ... Landon Jones talked about his book William Clark and the Shaping of the West, published by Hill and Wang. The biography follows Clark’s career after his expedition with Meriwether Lewis. Following his journey with the Corps of Discovery, William Clark became the highest-ranking Federal official in the West. Clark became involved with the removal of American Indians and the reconstruction of Native America. After the discussion, the author answered questions from members of the audience.
8:20 AM EDT Approx. 1 hr. 3 min. LIVE Former Treasury Secretary Geithner's Legacy Dennis Kelleher and Stephen Moore talked about former Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner’s ... Dennis Kelleher and Stephen Moore talked about former Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner’s career and legacy, as well what had been learned about the financial crisis of 2008 from Mr. Geithner’s book, Stress Test: Reflections on Financial Crises. Timothy Geithner served as Secretary of the Treasury from 2009-2013. A video clip was shown of former Secretary Geithner on “The Charlie Rose Show” of May 12, 2014.

C-SPAN Radio’s Nancy Calo previewed the Sunday morning talk shows at the conclusion of the program. 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.
9:36 AM 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. 8:50 AM EDT Approx. 1 hr. 6 min. Black Politics in Civil War Washington Kate Masur; Ben Vinson Kate Masur, associate professor of history at Northwestern University, talked about Steven ... Kate Masur, associate professor of history at Northwestern University, talked about Steven Spielberg’s film Lincoln, and its portrayal of African-Americans. "Black Politics in Civil War Washington: What Spielberg’s Lincoln Didn’t Tell You" was the keynote address at George Washington University’s 40th annual D.C. Historical Studies Conference.
9:23 AM EDT Approx. 37 min. LIVE Syrian Chemical Weapons Edward P. Djerejian; Steven Scully Edward Djerejian talked about reports that the Syrian government was continuing to use chemical ... Edward Djerejian talked about reports that the Syrian government was continuing to use chemical weapons against its own citizens. On September 27, 2013, the United Nations Security Council adopted a resolution that created a timeline and framework for the destruction of chemical weapons stockpiles in Syria. He reacted to a video clip of Secretary of State Kerry speaking in Paris on May 15, 2014. Mr. Djerejian participated by remote video from the campus of Rice University in Houston, Texas. 10:36 AM EDT Approx. 9 min. Book Discussion on Game Plan Kevin Freeman; Peter Slen Kevin Freeman talked about his book, Game Plan: How to Protect Yourself from the Coming ... Kevin Freeman talked about his book, Game Plan: How to Protect Yourself from the Coming Cyber-Economic Attack, in which he discusses the threat of economic terrorism and suggests ways for Americans to protect themselves. He was interviewed at the 2014 Conservative Political Action Conference in Washington, DC. 10:00 AM EDT Approx. 55 min. Submarine H.L. Hunley James Speicher James Speicher talked about the service, sinking, and recovery of the Confederate submarine H.L. ... James Speicher talked about the service, sinking, and recovery of the Confederate submarine H.L. Hunley, and the three crews who served on the vessel. The H.L. Hunley was the first-ever combat submarine to sink a warship. The Kansas City Public Library hosted this event.
10:02 AM EDT Approx. 32 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. 10:46 AM EDT Approx. 1 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
10:56 AM EDT Approx. 2 min. 1936 Film You Can't Get Away With It This 1936 Universal News documentary chronicles the activities and methods of the Federal Bureau ... This 1936 Universal News documentary chronicles the activities and methods of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). FBI director J. Edgar Hoover introduces the film.
10:35 AM EDT Approx. 1 hr. 52 min. Veterans Affairs Hospital Delays Secretary Eric Shinseki testified before the Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee over delays at ... Secretary Eric Shinseki testified before the Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee over delays at Veterans Affairs hospitals in Phoenix and elsewhere, and the deaths of at least 40 veterans who were allegedly put on an unofficial patient waiting list. Secretary Shinseki said he hoped to have a preliminary inspector general report in three weeks regarding allegations of personnel misconduct at VA facilities around the country. He said the allegations makes him “mad as hell” and vowed to take all necessary actions. He was followed by a panel of the leaders of various veterans' organizations. They said the quality of veterans' health care was strong but they were concerned with problems of access to care. Then a panel of government officials testified. VA Acting Inspector General Griffin provided an update on the investigation of the Phoenix VA hospital and other facilities for veterans. Debra Draper made recommendations for improving the VA health care system. 10:48 AM 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.
11:00 AM EDT Approx. 51 min. Book Discussion on Revolutionary Medicine Jeanne Abrams; Jennifer Patton Jeanne Abrams talked about her book, Revolutionary Medicine: The Founding Fathers and Mothers ... Jeanne Abrams talked about her book, Revolutionary Medicine: The Founding Fathers and Mothers in Sickness and in Health, in which she discusses health, illness and medical treatment during the American Revolution. She characterized leaders like Benjamin Franklin as forward-thinkers who experimented with new treatments and therapies.
12:29 PM EDT Approx. 1 hr. 33 min. Militant Islam in Africa Witnesses testified at a Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on African Affairs hearing about ... Witnesses testified at a Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on African Affairs hearing about U.S. policy following the abduction of Nigerian schoolgirls by the Islamist militant group Boko Haram. Panelists criticized Nigeria’s government and explained how U.S. was helping. They also said that the abduction was among the top priorities of the U.S. government. They also spoke about Boko Haram’s violent history and said that Nigeria’s security forces were afraid to engage them. Lantana Abdullahi testified via video link from Nigeria. 11:03 AM 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.
11:51 AM 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.
2:02 PM EDT Approx. 48 min. Book Discussion on No Place to Hide Glenn Greenwald; John McArdle Glenn Greenwald talked about his book, No Place to Hide: Edward Snowden, the NSA, and the U.S. ... Glenn Greenwald talked about his book, No Place to Hide: Edward Snowden, the NSA, and the U.S. Surveillance State, in which he chronicles his meeting in Hong Kong with Edward Snowden, during which Mr. Snowden revealed details about the National Security Agency’s (NSA) surveillance program. Mr. Greenwald talked about his views on Edward Snowden’s motivations, his expectations before meeting Mr. Snowden, and how Mr. Snowden earned his trust. He also spoke about past whistleblower incidents, government surveillance and oversight, and the state of journalism. 11:16 AM 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. 
12:00 PM EDT Approx. 51 min. Neoconservatism and Culture Wars of the 1980s and 1990s Albert Camarillo Albert Camarillo talked about the end of New Deal liberalism and the rise of neoconservatism as ... Albert Camarillo talked about the end of New Deal liberalism and the rise of neoconservatism as marked by the ascendency of Ronald Reagan. This political shift was accompanied by what Professor Camarillo calls the “culture war battles” of the 1980s and 1990s, and included conservative backlash against welfare and affirmative action.
2:56 PM EDT Approx. 37 min. Hillary Clinton at New America Foundation Hillary Rodham Clinton; Eric E. Schmidt; Anne-Marie Slaughter Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton talked about her work in public office and her efforts ... Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton talked about her work in public office and her efforts at the Clinton Foundation to help Americans achieve economic equality and upward mobility. She was welcomed and introduced by Anne-Marie Slaughter and Eric Schmidt. The program begins in progress.

This was a keynote address at the New America Foundation’s 2014 Conference “Big Ideas for a New America,” held at the Newseum in Washington, D.C.
11:33 AM 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.
12:52 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.
3:35 PM EDT Approx. 2 hr. 2 min. Judicial Nominations The Senate Judiciary Committee held a confirmation hearing on several judicial ... The Senate Judiciary Committee held a confirmation hearing on several judicial nominations. Julie Carnes and Jill Pryor were nominated to be judges on the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit. Leslie Abrams, Michael Boggs, Mark Cohen, Leigh May, and Eleanor Ross were nominated to be district judges for Georgia. 11:46 AM 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.
1:00 PM EDT Approx. 1 hr. Pedestrianism in 19th Century Matthew Algeo Matthew Algeo talked about his book, Pedestrianism: When Watching People Walk Was ... Matthew Algeo talked about his book, Pedestrianism: When Watching People Walk Was America’s Favorite Spectator Sport. During the 1870s and 1880s competitive walking became a popular sport in many major eastern cities including New York and Philadelphia. Mr. Algeo talked about how the sport came to be, some of its most famous athletes, and its sudden decline.
5:38 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.  11:58 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. 2:00 PM EDT Approx. 47 min. American History 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.

Programs included in the American History TV segment were:


Colonial Fort Conde 319201-1

Confederate Raider Raphael Semmes 319204-1

Race Relations and the Murder of Michael Donald 319203-1

History of Mobile Port 319205-1

Mobile Carnival Museum 319202-1
5:47 PM EDT Approx. 10 min. Syrian Chemical Weapons Edward P. Djerejian; Steven Scully Edward Djerejian talked about reports that the Syrian government was continuing to use chemical ... Edward Djerejian talked about reports that the Syrian government was continuing to use chemical weapons against its own citizens. On September 27, 2013, the United Nations Security Council adopted a resolution that created a timeline and framework for the destruction of chemical weapons stockpiles in Syria. He reacted to a video clip of Secretary of State Kerry speaking in Paris on May 15, 2014. Mr. Djerejian participated by remote video from the campus of Rice University in Houston, Texas. 12:01 PM EDT Approx. 57 min. After Words with Nomi Prins Larry Doyle; Nomi Prins Nomi Prins talked about her book, All the Presidents' Bankers: The Hidden Alliances that Drive ... Nomi Prins talked about her book, All the Presidents' Bankers: The Hidden Alliances that Drive American Power, in which she explores the multi-generational marital and protégé relationships in the financial and political worlds that she argues are the basis of power and influence in the U.S. She spoke with author and blogger Larry Doyle. 2:02 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.
6:00 PM EDT Approx. 32 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. 1:00 PM EDT Approx. 27 min. Book Discussion on The Foundations of Modern Terrorism Martin Miller; Peter Slen Martin Miller talked about his book, The Foundations of Modern Terrorism: State, Society and ... Martin Miller talked about his book, The Foundations of Modern Terrorism: State, Society and the Dynamics of Political Violence, in which he discusses the foundations of modern terrorism, which, he argues, date back to the French Revolution. This interview, part of Book TV’s College Series, took place at the Washington Duke Inn on the campus of Duke University. 2:11 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.
6:36 PM EDT Approx. 29 min. Sending Humans to Mars Charles F. Bolden; Chris Carberry Charles Bolden talked about sending the first humans to Mars and the difficulties NASA would ... Charles Bolden talked about sending the first humans to Mars and the difficulties NASA would face. NASA Administrator Bolden said humans would have to become a multi-planet species in order to survive, and that Mars exploration was necessary. 1:28 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. 2:22 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.
7:07 PM EDT Approx. 49 min. Future of Mars Exploration Michael Gazarik; William H. Gerstenmaier; Miles O'Brien Panelists talked about sending the first humans to Mars by 2030, and the challenges presented not ... Panelists talked about sending the first humans to Mars by 2030, and the challenges presented not only by the science involved, but also a changing NASA budget. The panelists said that NASA could not send a human to Mars with its current government funding and would need to look to the private sector in order to make advances. Science reporter Miles O’Brien moderated the panel. 1:49 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.
2:33 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.
8:00 PM EDT Approx. 1 hr. Q&A with Ralph Nader Brian Lamb; Ralph Nader Ralph Nader talked about his book, Unstoppable: The Emerging Left-Right Alliance to Dismantle ... Ralph Nader talked about his book, Unstoppable: The Emerging Left-Right Alliance to Dismantle the Corporate State. Mr. Nader spoke about his upbringing and the experiences that have shaped his career in consumer protection, humanitarianism, environmentalism, and politics. Mr. Nader talked about his early work in automobile safety activism and his 1965 book, Unsafe at Any Speed, in which he critiques the safety records of American automobile manufacturers and, in particular, the Chevrolet Corvair. Mr. Nader also discussed some of the themes of his new book, including strategies to help create a bipartisan alliance to battle wasteful government spending and other issues. He gave tips for those who aspired to be the next Ralph Nader and talked about the experiences and lessons he learned from his third-party presidential campaigns. He also talked about how he lives without a cell phone, credit card, car, computer, or a working television. 2:02 PM EDT Approx. 56 min. Book Discussion on The Wrong Enemy and Balochistan Carlotta Gall; Willem Marx Carlotta Gall and Willem Marx talked about Pakistan and the border area between Pakistan, ... Carlotta Gall and Willem Marx talked about Pakistan and the border area between Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Iran. In her book, The Wrong Enemy: America in Afghanistan, 2001-2014, Carlotta Gall argues that following September 11, 2001, the U.S. should have focused on Pakistan instead of Afghanistan. She said that the Afghans have paid a heavy price for Pakistan’s treachery. In his book, Balochistan: At a Crossroads, Willem Marx talks about the border region between Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Iran and the civil conflict that is happening there. 2:41 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.
9:02 PM EDT Approx. 32 min. Question Time David Cameron Prime Minister David Cameron answered questions from members of his coalition and the opposition ... Prime Minister David Cameron answered questions from members of his coalition and the opposition on a range of issues. Prime Minister Cameron announced that British troops would assist in surveillance and partner with the U.S. in the search for nearly 300 missing Nigerian school girls kidnapped by Islamist terrorist group Boko Haram. Prime Minister Cameron dismissed claims that the Nigerian government was not doing enough to help find the missing girls. Members also asked the Prime Minister about the proposed Pfizer bid to acquire British pharmaceutical manufacturer AstraZeneca. 2:59 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. 2:50 PM EDT Approx. 55 min. Submarine H.L. Hunley James Speicher James Speicher talked about the service, sinking, and recovery of the Confederate submarine H.L. ... James Speicher talked about the service, sinking, and recovery of the Confederate submarine H.L. Hunley, and the three crews who served on the vessel. The H.L. Hunley was the first-ever combat submarine to sink a warship. The Kansas City Public Library hosted this event.
9:37 PM EDT Approx. 20 min. British Foreign Secretary William Hague on Syria William Hague; John F. Kerry British Foreign Secretary William Hague spoke to reporters about the situation in Syria. He ... British Foreign Secretary William Hague spoke to reporters about the situation in Syria. He had been meeting with Secretary of State John Kerry and with Arab leaders on the conflict and how to help the moderate opposition there. 3:01 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. 3:46 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.
9:58 PM EDT Approx. 28 min. Secretary of State Kerry on Syria John F. Kerry Secretary of State John Kerry spoke to reporters about the situation in Syria. He had been ... Secretary of State John Kerry spoke to reporters about the situation in Syria. He had been meeting with British Foreign Secretary William Hague and with Arab leaders on the conflict and how to help the moderate opposition there. 3:49 PM EDT Approx. 1 hr. 29 min. Book Discussion on Point of Attack John Yoo talked about his book, Point of Attack: Preventive War, International Law, and Global ... John Yoo talked about his book, Point of Attack: Preventive War, International Law, and Global Welfare, in which he argues that international law has little effect on the behavior of powerful nations when they deal with each other, but instead acts as an impediment. Professor Yoo spoke about his book at the American Enterprise Institute and ommentary was provided by Michael W. Lewis of Ohio Northern University and Harvey Rishikof of the American Bar Association. 4:00 PM EDT Approx. 27 min. 1936 Film You Can't Get Away With It This 1936 Universal News documentary chronicles the activities and methods of the Federal Bureau ... This 1936 Universal News documentary chronicles the activities and methods of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). FBI director J. Edgar Hoover introduces the film.
10:27 PM EDT Approx. 31 min. Former Treasury Secretary Geithner's Legacy Ian Katz; Steven Scully Ian Katz talked from the C-SPAN newsroom about former Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner’s ... Ian Katz talked from the C-SPAN newsroom about former Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner’s career and legacy, as well as insights from Mr. Geithner’s new book, Stress Test: Reflections on Financial Crises. Timothy Geithner served as Secretary of the Treasury from 2009-2013. A video clip was shown of President-Elect Obama nominating Mr. Geithner on November 24, 2008, and of Secretary Geithner being questioned by Elizabeth Warren, chair of the Troubled Asset Relief Program Oversight Panel at a December 10, 2009, hearing. 5:18 PM EDT Approx. 1 hr. 4 min. Panel Discussion on Finance Panelists talked about the banking and finance industries. 

Panelists included ...
Panelists talked about the banking and finance industries. 

Panelists included Anat Admati, co-author of The Bankers' New Clothes: What’s Wrong with Banking and What to Do About It, Nomi Prins, author of All the President’s Bankers: The Hidden Alliances That Drive American Power, and Helaine Olen, author of Pound Foolish: Exposing the Dark Side of the Personal Finance Industry. The panel was moderated by Michael Hiltzik, columnist for the Los Angeles Times.

“Gaming the System: Finance in America” was a panel from the 2014 Los Angeles Times Festival of Books, and took place at the Davidson Continuing Education Center on the Campus of the University of Southern California.
4:30 PM EDT Approx. 28 min. Civil War Scholarship Peter S. Carmichael; Caroline E. Janney; Steven Scully Peter Carmichael and Caroline Janney talked about the ongoing academic research and consideration ... Peter Carmichael and Caroline Janney talked about the ongoing academic research and consideration of the Civil War. This interview took place at the Organization of American Historians 2014 meeting in Atlanta, Georgia.
11:00 PM EDT Approx. 1 hr. Q&A with Ralph Nader Brian Lamb; Ralph Nader Ralph Nader talked about his book, Unstoppable: The Emerging Left-Right Alliance to Dismantle ... Ralph Nader talked about his book, Unstoppable: The Emerging Left-Right Alliance to Dismantle the Corporate State. Mr. Nader spoke about his upbringing and the experiences that have shaped his career in consumer protection, humanitarianism, environmentalism, and politics. Mr. Nader talked about his early work in automobile safety activism and his 1965 book, Unsafe at Any Speed, in which he critiques the safety records of American automobile manufacturers and, in particular, the Chevrolet Corvair. Mr. Nader also discussed some of the themes of his new book, including strategies to help create a bipartisan alliance to battle wasteful government spending and other issues. He gave tips for those who aspired to be the next Ralph Nader and talked about the experiences and lessons he learned from his third-party presidential campaigns. He also talked about how he lives without a cell phone, credit card, car, computer, or a working television. 6:23 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. 5:00 PM EDT Approx. 59 min. Discussion with White House Press Secretaries Former White House press secretaries from the Clinton and Ford administrations talked about their ... Former White House press secretaries from the Clinton and Ford administrations talked about their experiences in the White House, the difficulties of the job, and how the position has changed over time.
12:02 AM EDT Approx. 32 min. Question Time David Cameron Prime Minister David Cameron answered questions from members of his coalition and the opposition ... Prime Minister David Cameron answered questions from members of his coalition and the opposition on a range of issues. Prime Minister Cameron announced that British troops would assist in surveillance and partner with the U.S. in the search for nearly 300 missing Nigerian school girls kidnapped by Islamist terrorist group Boko Haram. Prime Minister Cameron dismissed claims that the Nigerian government was not doing enough to help find the missing girls. Members also asked the Prime Minister about the proposed Pfizer bid to acquire British pharmaceutical manufacturer AstraZeneca. 6:31 PM EDT Approx. 1 hr. 2 min. Book Discussion on The Israeli Solution Caroline Glick Caroline Glick talked about her book, The Israeli Solution: A One-State Plan for Peace in the ... Caroline Glick talked about her book, The Israeli Solution: A One-State Plan for Peace in the Middle East, in which she argues that the U.S. pursuit of a two-state solution to the Israel-Palestine conflict has failed and is based on Palestinian claims to land that are unfounded. She said that the U.S. should push for a one-state solution, with Israel having sovereignty over the entire West Bank. This event was hosted by the David Horowitz Freedom Center in Los Angeles. 6:00 PM EDT Approx. 27 min. Maryland and The War of 1812 Alexandra Deutsch Alexandra Deutsch spoke about the Maryland Historical Society in Baltimore and its War of 1812 ... Alexandra Deutsch spoke about the Maryland Historical Society in Baltimore and its War of 1812 collection. The collection includes Francis Scott Key’s original manuscript of “The Star-Spangled Banner.”
12:37 AM EDT Approx. 20 min. British Foreign Secretary William Hague on Syria William Hague; John F. Kerry British Foreign Secretary William Hague spoke to reporters about the situation in Syria. He ... British Foreign Secretary William Hague spoke to reporters about the situation in Syria. He had been meeting with Secretary of State John Kerry and with Arab leaders on the conflict and how to help the moderate opposition there. 7:34 PM EDT Approx. 1 hr. 26 min. Book Discussion on Lines of Descent Kwame Anthony Appiah; Dorothea Von Moltke; Cornel West Kwame Anthony Appiah talked about his book, Lines of Descent: W.E.B. Du Bois and the Emergence ... Kwame Anthony Appiah talked about his book, Lines of Descent: W.E.B. Du Bois and the Emergence of Identity, in which he recounts W.E.B. Du Bois' time spent as a student at the University of Berlin. The author reported that Du Bois, who arrived in Germany in 1892, was taught by scholars whose historical study was mixed with their political activism, which proved to be a great influence on Du Bois. Kwame Anthony Appiah spoke with Cornel West, professor emeritus at Princeton University, at Labyrinth Books in Princeton, New Jersey. 6:30 PM EDT Approx. 1 hr. 10 min. Rescue of Alfa Foxtrot 586 Andrew Jampoler Andrew Jampoler talked about his book Adak: The Rescue of Alfa Foxtrot 586, in which he ... Andrew Jampoler talked about his book Adak: The Rescue of Alfa Foxtrot 586, in which he chronicles the crash of a crew on a mission flying over Russia in 1978. In October of 1978 a P-3C Orion military plane caught fire and the crew was forced to ditch the aircraft in the ocean off the coast of Russia. Mr. Jampoler talked about the mission and the rescue of the crew members. The Smithsonian Associates hosted this event.
12:57 AM EDT Approx. 28 min. Secretary of State Kerry on Syria John F. Kerry Secretary of State John Kerry spoke to reporters about the situation in Syria. He had been ... Secretary of State John Kerry spoke to reporters about the situation in Syria. He had been meeting with British Foreign Secretary William Hague and with Arab leaders on the conflict and how to help the moderate opposition there. 9:30 PM EDT Approx. 27 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. 7:41 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.
1:26 AM EDT Approx. 31 min. Former Treasury Secretary Geithner's Legacy Ian Katz; Steven Scully Ian Katz talked from the C-SPAN newsroom about former Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner’s ... Ian Katz talked from the C-SPAN newsroom about former Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner’s career and legacy, as well as insights from Mr. Geithner’s new book, Stress Test: Reflections on Financial Crises. Timothy Geithner served as Secretary of the Treasury from 2009-2013. A video clip was shown of President-Elect Obama nominating Mr. Geithner on November 24, 2008, and of Secretary Geithner being questioned by Elizabeth Warren, chair of the Troubled Asset Relief Program Oversight Panel at a December 10, 2009, hearing. 10:00 PM EDT Approx. 48 min. Book Discussion on 50 Children Melissa Cistaro; Steven Pressman Steven Pressman talked about his book, 50 Children: One Ordinary American Couple’s ... Steven Pressman talked about his book, 50 Children: One Ordinary American Couple’s Extraordinary Rescue Mission into the Heart of Nazi Germany, in which he recounts the efforts of Gilbert and Eleanor Kraus to rescue fifty Jewish children from Nazi-controlled Vienna in 1939. The couple, from Philadelphia, had become exasperated with U.S. immigration laws and was determined to allow entry to the children. The author, whose wife is the granddaughter of the Kraus', utilized personal papers and archival information to report on the rescue. Steven Pressman spoke at Book Passage Bookstore in Corte Madera, California. 7:52 PM EDT Approx. 6 min. Washington Monument Reopening, Part 3 David M. Rubenstein; Greta Wodele Brawner David Rubenstein talked by remote video from the National Mall about the reopening that day of the ... David Rubenstein talked by remote video from the National Mall about the reopening that day of the Washington Monument following three years of repairs undertaken after an August 2011 earthquake. Mr. Rubenstien talked about why he contributed half of the cost of restoring the monument.
2:00 AM EDT Approx. 2 hr. 9 min. Online Advertising and Consumer Security Witnesses testified at a Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Subcommittee on Permanent ... Witnesses testified at a Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Subcommittee on Permanent Investigations hearing on online advertising and its impact on consumer security and data privacy. Representatives from Google and Yahoo said they were committed to protecting consumer data and security from third party ads and malware. The Federal Trade Commission’s Privacy and Identity Protection Associate Director also testified. 10:49 PM EDT Approx. 1 hr. 3 min. Book Discussion on American Crucifixion Alex Beam Alex Beam talked about his book, American Crucifixion: The Murder of Joseph Smith and the Fate ... Alex Beam talked about his book, American Crucifixion: The Murder of Joseph Smith and the Fate of the Mormon Church, in which he recalls the assassination of Mormon Church founder Joseph Smith in a jail in Carthage, Illinois, on June 27, 1844. In his book, the author reports on the lead-up to Smith’s death, from his arrival in Illinois following prior stops in Ohio and Missouri to the strained relationship between the Mormon population and their neighboring denizens. Mr. Beam also examines the criticism Joseph Smith faced from within the Church over polygamy, a debate that continued following his death. Alex Beam spoke at Politics and Prose Bookstore in Washington, D.C. 7:59 PM EDT Approx. 48 min. Lincoln's Work Ethic and Ambition Michael A. Burlingame; Richard "Rich" A. Lowry Rich Lowry talked about his book, Lincoln Unbound: How an Ambitious Young Railsplitter Saved ... Rich Lowry talked about his book, Lincoln Unbound: How an Ambitious Young Railsplitter Saved the American Dream - and How We Can Do It Again, in which he discusses President Abraham Lincoln’s work ethic and political ambition. 

“'Work, Work, Work is the Main Thing': The Lincolnian Ethics and the American Dream” was a presentation at the 17th annual Abraham Lincoln Institute Symposium, “The Latest in Lincoln Scholarship,” held in the McGowan Theater at the National Archives.
4:09 AM EDT Approx. 19 min. Medal of Honor Ceremony for Army Sergeant Kyle White Barack Obama; Donald L. Rutherford; Kyle Jerome White President Obama awarded former Army Sergeant Kyle White with the Medal of Honor for his courageous ... President Obama awarded former Army Sergeant Kyle White with the Medal of Honor for his courageous actions while serving as a Platoon Radio Telephone Operator during combat operations in Afghanistan on November 9, 2007. Sergeant White was the seventh living recipient to be awarded the Medal of Honor for actions in Iraq or Afghanistan. 11:53 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. 8:50 PM EDT Approx. 1 hr. 3 min. Heroes of the Civil Rights Movement Julian Bond, Andrew Young and Representative John Lewis talked about their roles in the Civil ... Julian Bond, Andrew Young and Representative John Lewis talked about their roles in the Civil Rights Movement. The men were key players in many of the Movement’s most memorable events. They reflected on those experiences, as well as their personal moments of triumph and despair, and the role of women and students in the struggle for equality.

The panel, “Heroes of the Civil Rights Movement: Views from the Front Line,” took place at a Civil Rights Summit hosted by the Lyndon B. Johnson Presidential Library in Austin, Texas. 2014 marked the 50th anniversary of President Johnson’s signing of the 1964 Civil Rights Act on July 2, 1964.
4:29 AM EDT Approx. 1 hr. 26 min. Economic Espionage Witnesses testified at a Senate Judiciary Subcommittee hearing on prosecution for economic ... Witnesses testified at a Senate Judiciary Subcommittee hearing on prosecution for economic espionage under the U.S. legal framework. Representatives from Boeing, Marlin Steel Wire Products, and Elly Lilly Pharmaceuticals called on Congress to address Intellectual Property (IP) and trade-secret theft. Drew Greenblatt, president of Marlin Steel Wire, said the problem was out of control and companies like his were being attacked every day. FBI Assistant Director of Counterintelligence Randall Coleman said IP and trade-secret theft investigations were a top priority for the agency. 11:54 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. 9:54 PM EDT Approx. 4 min. Detroit: City on the Move This promotional film chronicles a time when Detroit, Michigan, was building, growing, and bidding ... This promotional film chronicles a time when Detroit, Michigan, was building, growing, and bidding to host the 1968 Olympic games. The films was sponsored by the city of Detroit and narrated by mayor Jerome Cavanaugh.

Prior to the film, an interview with political analyst Michael Barone, a Detroit native, was shown to provide historical context and commentary.
5:57 AM EDT Approx. 1 hr. Q&A with Ralph Nader Brian Lamb; Ralph Nader Ralph Nader talked about his book, Unstoppable: The Emerging Left-Right Alliance to Dismantle ... Ralph Nader talked about his book, Unstoppable: The Emerging Left-Right Alliance to Dismantle the Corporate State. Mr. Nader spoke about his upbringing and the experiences that have shaped his career in consumer protection, humanitarianism, environmentalism, and politics. Mr. Nader talked about his early work in automobile safety activism and his 1965 book, Unsafe at Any Speed, in which he critiques the safety records of American automobile manufacturers and, in particular, the Chevrolet Corvair. Mr. Nader also discussed some of the themes of his new book, including strategies to help create a bipartisan alliance to battle wasteful government spending and other issues. He gave tips for those who aspired to be the next Ralph Nader and talked about the experiences and lessons he learned from his third-party presidential campaigns. He also talked about how he lives without a cell phone, credit card, car, computer, or a working television. 12:24 AM EDT Approx. 27 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. 10:00 PM EDT Approx. 27 min. Maryland and The War of 1812 Alexandra Deutsch Alexandra Deutsch spoke about the Maryland Historical Society in Baltimore and its War of 1812 ... Alexandra Deutsch spoke about the Maryland Historical Society in Baltimore and its War of 1812 collection. The collection includes Francis Scott Key’s original manuscript of “The Star-Spangled Banner.”
12:56 AM EDT Approx. 27 min. Book Discussion on The Foundations of Modern Terrorism Martin Miller; Peter Slen Martin Miller talked about his book, The Foundations of Modern Terrorism: State, Society and ... Martin Miller talked about his book, The Foundations of Modern Terrorism: State, Society and the Dynamics of Political Violence, in which he discusses the foundations of modern terrorism, which, he argues, date back to the French Revolution. This interview, part of Book TV’s College Series, took place at the Washington Duke Inn on the campus of Duke University. 10:30 PM EDT Approx. 1 hr. 10 min. Rescue of Alfa Foxtrot 586 Andrew Jampoler Andrew Jampoler talked about his book Adak: The Rescue of Alfa Foxtrot 586, in which he ... Andrew Jampoler talked about his book Adak: The Rescue of Alfa Foxtrot 586, in which he chronicles the crash of a crew on a mission flying over Russia in 1978. In October of 1978 a P-3C Orion military plane caught fire and the crew was forced to ditch the aircraft in the ocean off the coast of Russia. Mr. Jampoler talked about the mission and the rescue of the crew members. The Smithsonian Associates hosted this event.
1:23 AM 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. 11:41 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.
1:44 AM 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.
11:52 PM EDT Approx. 6 min. Washington Monument Reopening, Part 2 Greta Wodele Brawner; Jonathan B. Jarvis Jon Jarvis talked by remote video from the National Mall about the reopening that day of the ... Jon Jarvis talked by remote video from the National Mall about the reopening that day of the Washington Monument following three years of repairs undertaken after an August 2011 earthquake.
1:58 AM EDT Approx. 1 hr. 3 min. Book Discussion on Living with Lynching Korthia Mitchell; Sibyl Moses Korthia Mitchell talked about her book, Living with Lynching: African American Lynching Plays, ... Korthia Mitchell talked about her book, Living with Lynching: African American Lynching Plays, Performance, and Citizenship, 1890-1930, in which she discusses the way lynching was depicted in plays and other performances in African-American communities during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. She argued that these public depictions of lynching helped African-American families understand and survive through that brutal period in American history. Professor Mitchell spoke at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C. 12:00 AM EDT Approx. 48 min. Lincoln's Work Ethic and Ambition Michael A. Burlingame; Richard "Rich" A. Lowry Rich Lowry talked about his book, Lincoln Unbound: How an Ambitious Young Railsplitter Saved ... Rich Lowry talked about his book, Lincoln Unbound: How an Ambitious Young Railsplitter Saved the American Dream - and How We Can Do It Again, in which he discusses President Abraham Lincoln’s work ethic and political ambition. 

“'Work, Work, Work is the Main Thing': The Lincolnian Ethics and the American Dream” was a presentation at the 17th annual Abraham Lincoln Institute Symposium, “The Latest in Lincoln Scholarship,” held in the McGowan Theater at the National Archives.
3:30 AM EDT Approx. 27 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. 12:50 AM EDT Approx. 1 hr. 3 min. Heroes of the Civil Rights Movement Julian Bond, Andrew Young and Representative John Lewis talked about their roles in the Civil ... Julian Bond, Andrew Young and Representative John Lewis talked about their roles in the Civil Rights Movement. The men were key players in many of the Movement’s most memorable events. They reflected on those experiences, as well as their personal moments of triumph and despair, and the role of women and students in the struggle for equality.

The panel, “Heroes of the Civil Rights Movement: Views from the Front Line,” took place at a Civil Rights Summit hosted by the Lyndon B. Johnson Presidential Library in Austin, Texas. 2014 marked the 50th anniversary of President Johnson’s signing of the 1964 Civil Rights Act on July 2, 1964.
3:58 AM 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. 1:54 AM EDT Approx. 2 min. Titanic Memorial Richard Norton Smith Historian Richard Norton Smith talked about the Titanic Memorial, on Washington, DC’s ... Historian Richard Norton Smith talked about the Titanic Memorial, on Washington, DC’s southwest waterfront. The memorial was erected by the Women’s Titanic Memorial Association. It is dedicated to the men who gave their lives so that women and children might survive the April 15, 1912 RMS Titanic disaster. The sculpture was designed by Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney, and the surrounding bench was designed by Henry Bacon.
5:02 AM EDT Approx. 35 min. Book Discussion on The Burning Shore Ed Offley Ed Offley talked about his book, The Burning Shore: How Hitler’s U-Boats Brought World ... Ed Offley talked about his book, The Burning Shore: How Hitler’s U-Boats Brought World War II to America, in which he recalls the German U-Boat offensive along America’s east coast in 1942. In his book, the author focuses on German Captain Lieutenant Horst Degen, whose command of German U-Boat U-701, resulted in the destruction of four ships in the Chesapeake Bay on June 15, 1942. Mr. Offley spoke at the U.S. Navy Memorial in Washington, D.C. 2:00 AM EDT Approx. 27 min. 1936 Film You Can't Get Away With It This 1936 Universal News documentary chronicles the activities and methods of the Federal Bureau ... This 1936 Universal News documentary chronicles the activities and methods of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). FBI director J. Edgar Hoover introduces the film.
5:38 AM EDT Approx. 1 hr. 4 min. Panel Discussion on the Vietnam War Panelists talked about the Vietnam War. 

Panelists included Frank Jones, author of ...
Panelists talked about the Vietnam War. 

Panelists included Frank Jones, author of Blowtorch: Robert Komer, Vietnam and American Cold War Strategy, Ira Hunt, Jr., author of Losing Vietnam, and Jan Herman, author of The Lucky Few: The Fall of Saigon and the Rescue Mission of the USS Kirk.

This event was part of the 2014 Virginia Festival of the Book, and took place in the City Council Chambers in Charlottesville, Virginia.
2:30 AM EDT Approx. 28 min. Civil War Scholarship Peter S. Carmichael; Caroline E. Janney; Steven Scully Peter Carmichael and Caroline Janney talked about the ongoing academic research and consideration ... Peter Carmichael and Caroline Janney talked about the ongoing academic research and consideration of the Civil War. This interview took place at the Organization of American Historians 2014 meeting in Atlanta, Georgia.
6:43 AM EDT Approx. 1 hr. 16 min. Book Discussion on The Reckoning William Deringer; Jacob Soll Jacob Soll talked about his book, The Reckoning: Financial Accountability and the Rise and Fall ... Jacob Soll talked about his book, The Reckoning: Financial Accountability and the Rise and Fall of Nations, in which he examines the use of financial accounting throughout history and its affect on the life and death of civilizations. In his book, the author reports on the earliest examples of book keeping, the establishment of transparent accounting in the 19th century, and argues that fraudulence and misunderstood accounting resulted in the Stock Market Crash of 1929 and the recent economic recession. Jacob Soll spoke at Columbia University in New York City. 3:00 AM EDT Approx. 59 min. Discussion with White House Press Secretaries Former White House press secretaries from the Clinton and Ford administrations talked about their ... Former White House press secretaries from the Clinton and Ford administrations talked about their experiences in the White House, the difficulties of the job, and how the position has changed over time.
4:00 AM EDT Approx. 46 min. Book Discussion on William Clark and the Shaping of the West Landon Y. Jones Landon Jones talked about his book William Clark and the Shaping of the West, published by ... Landon Jones talked about his book William Clark and the Shaping of the West, published by Hill and Wang. The biography follows Clark’s career after his expedition with Meriwether Lewis. Following his journey with the Corps of Discovery, William Clark became the highest-ranking Federal official in the West. Clark became involved with the removal of American Indians and the reconstruction of Native America. After the discussion, the author answered questions from members of the audience.
4:50 AM EDT Approx. 1 hr. 6 min. Black Politics in Civil War Washington Kate Masur; Ben Vinson Kate Masur, associate professor of history at Northwestern University, talked about Steven ... Kate Masur, associate professor of history at Northwestern University, talked about Steven Spielberg’s film Lincoln, and its portrayal of African-Americans. "Black Politics in Civil War Washington: What Spielberg’s Lincoln Didn’t Tell You" was the keynote address at George Washington University’s 40th annual D.C. Historical Studies Conference.
6:00 AM EDT Approx. 55 min. Submarine H.L. Hunley James Speicher James Speicher talked about the service, sinking, and recovery of the Confederate submarine H.L. ... James Speicher talked about the service, sinking, and recovery of the Confederate submarine H.L. Hunley, and the three crews who served on the vessel. The H.L. Hunley was the first-ever combat submarine to sink a warship. The Kansas City Public Library hosted this event.
6:56 AM EDT Approx. 3 min. 1938 Documentary The River This documentary and New Deal promotional film describes the importance of the Mississippi River ... This documentary and New Deal promotional film describes the importance of the Mississippi River Valley to the United States while arguing that poor farming and lumbering practices have resulted in destructive erosion, floods and poverty. This U.S. Government funded film won best documentary at the 1938 Venice Film Festival and was directed by Pare Lorentz.