Watch 2019 LA Times Festival of Books on BookTV BookTV presents coverage of the 24th annual Los Angeles Times Festival of Books.

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    1:29 PM EDT

    Author Discussion on Investigative Reporting

    Three authors talked about their investigative reporting books on the opioid epidemic; fracking in Pennsylvania; and the Flint, Michigan, water crisis. The panelists were: Beth Macy, Dopesick: Dealers, Doctors, and the Drug Company That Addicted America, Eliza Griswold, Amity and Prosperity; and Mona Hanna-Attisha, What the Eyes Don’t See. They spoke at the 2019 Los Angeles Times Festival of Books.

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    2:31 PM EDT

    Open Phones with Igor Volsky

    Igor Volsky, co-founder and executive director of Guns Down America, took viewer phone calls about gun control at the 2019 Los Angeles Times Festival of Books.

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    3:00 PM EDT

    Author Discussion on Political History

    Three authors talked about their biographies and histories on key figures and times that shaped U.S. politics and culture. The panelists and the titles of their books were: Susan Page, The Matriarch: Barbara Bush and the Making of an American Dynasty; Miriam Pawel, The Browns of California: The Family Dynasty that Transformed a State and Shaped a Nation; and Jon Ward, Camelot’s End: Kennedy vs. Carter and the Fight that Broke the Democratic Party. This program was part of the 2019 Los Angeles Times Festival of Books.…

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    4:05 PM EDT

    Open Phones with Roxane Gay

    Author Roxane Gay took viewer phone calls about her book, Not That Bad: Dispatches from Rape Culture, This event took place at the 2019 Los Angeles Times Festival of Books.

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    4:29 PM EDT

    Author Discussion on Writing American History

    Three authors took part in a discussion on writing an epic on American history. The three participants and their books were: James Donovan, Shoot for the Moon; Duncan Williams, American Sutra; and Anna-Lisa Cox, The Bone and Sinew of the Land. This program was part of the 2019 Los Angeles Times Festival of Books.

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    5:31 PM EDT

    Open Phones with Beth Macy

    Author and journalist Beth Macy took viewer phone calls about the opioid epidemic, Dopesick: Dealers, Doctors, and the Drug Company that Addicted America. This event took place at the 2019 Los Angeles Times Festival of Books.

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    6:00 PM EDT

    Author Discussion on World History

    Three authors took part in a session of the 2019 Los Angeles Times Festival of Books titled, “Excavating the Past: Writing International Histories.” The panelists and the titles of their books were: Priya Satia, Empire of Guns: The Violent Making of the Industrial Revolution; Scott Martelle, William Walker’s Wars: How One Man’s Private American Army Tried to Conquer Mexico, Nicaragua, and Honduras; and Ruby Lal, Empress: The Astonishing Reign of Nur Jahan.

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    7:02 PM EDT

    Open Phones with James Donovan

    Author James Donovan took viewer phone calls about the Space Race and the 1969 Apollo 11 mission. He spoke at the 2019 Los Angeles Times Festival of Books.

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    7:29 PM EDT

    Author Discussion on Science

    Three authors took part in a session of the 2019 Los Angeles Times Festival of Books titled, "Blood, Sand, Rocks, and Roots: A Scientific Look at the Elements That Create Our World. The panelists and the titles of their books were: Rose George, Nine Pints: A Journey Through the Money, Medicine, and Mysteries of Blood; Vince Beiser, The World in a Grain: The Story of Sand and How It Transformed Civilization; Thomas Hager, Ten Drugs; and Marcia Bjornerud, Timefulness: How Thinking Like a Geologist Can Help Save the World.…

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    2019 LA Times Festival of Books

    BookTV presents coverage of the 24th annual Los Angeles Times Festival of Books.