National Book Festival Live Programming

The National Book Festival, hosted by the Library of Congress and first lady Laura Bush, took place on the National… read more

The National Book Festival, hosted by the Library of Congress and first lady Laura Bush, took place on the National Mall. C-SPAN’s BookTV aired live coverage of the day’s events interspersed with interviews and viewer calls with featured authors.

Live Programs Include:

A speech by Jan Crawford Greenburg, author of Supreme Conflict: The Inside Story of the Struggle for Control of the United States followed by a live call in with BookTv veiwers.

A speech by biographer Meryle Secrest on her memoir, Shoot the Widow.

A speech by Douglas Wilson, author of Lincoln’s Sword: The Presidency and the Power of Words, followed by a live call in with BookTv veiwers.

A call in with Arnold Rampersad, author of the biography Ralph Ellison.

A call in with Michael Beschloss, author of Presidential Courage: Brave Leaders and How They Changed America, 1789-1989.

A speech by Diane Ackerman on her book The Zoo Keeper’s Wife.

A call in with Ken Burns and Geoffrey Ward, authors of The War: An Intimate History 1941-1945, followed by a speech on their book. close

*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.

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National Book Festival Live Programming

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Program ID:
201269-1
Category:
Public Affairs Event
Format:
Public Affairs Event
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Sep 29, 2007

Airing Details

  • Sep 29, 2007 | 9:52am EDT | C-SPAN 2
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