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

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    1:30 PM EDT

    Author Discussion on Biography

    Four authors talked about biography and their books on the lives of legendary African Americans. The participants were David Blight, Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom; Jeffrey Stewart, The New Negro: The Life of Alain Locke; Raymond Arsenault, Arthur Ashe: A Life; and Ron Rapoport, Let’s Play Two: The Legend of Mr. Cub, the Life of Ernie Banks. This event was part of the 2019 Los Angeles Times Festival of Books.

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    2:33 PM EDT

    Open Phones with Janet Napolitano

    Former Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano, author of How Safe Are We, took viewer phone calls about national security at the 2019 Los Angeles Times Festival of Books.

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    3:00 PM EDT

    Author Discussion on Terrorism and History

    Several authors took part in a discussion on the history of terrorism in the U.S. worldwide. The authors were Patrick Keefe, Say Nothing; Steven Ross, Hitler in Los Angeles;" Charles Lane, Freedom’s Detective; and Julia Boyd, Travelers in the Third Reich. This event was part of the 2019 Los Angeles Times Festival of Books.

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    4:01 PM EDT

    Open Phones with Justine Bateman

    Actress and director Justine Bateman took viewer phone calls about her book, Fame: The Hijacking of Reality. This event was part of the 2019 Los Angeles Times Festival of Books.

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    4:31 PM EDT

    Author Discussion on Politics and the Digital World

    This portion of the 2019 Los Angeles Times Festival of Books featured a discussion on politics and digital technology with authors Douglas Rushkoff, Team Human; Nicolas Berggruen and Nathan Gardels, Intelligent Governance for the 21st Century; and Jennifer Rothman, The Right of Publicity.

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    5:32 PM EDT

    Open Phones with Bret Easton Ellis

    Author Bret Easton Ellis took viewer phone calls about his book of essays, White, at the 2019 Los Angeles Times Festival of Books.

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    6:00 PM EDT

    Author Discussion on Social Justice

    Several authors took part in a 2019 Los Angeles Times Festival of Books forum on social justice. The participants and their books on the topic were: Kyle Swenson, Good Kids, Bad City: A Story of Race and Wrongful Conviction in America; Randy Shaw, Generation Priced Out: Who Gets to Live in the New Urban America; and Casey Gerald, There Will Be No Miracles Here: A Memoir. Former Los Angeles Times columnist Sandy Banks also took part in the discussion.

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    6:55 PM EDT

    Open Phones with Larry Elder

    Author and radio show host Larry Elder took viewer phone calls at the 2019 Los Angeles Times Festival of Books.

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    1:30 PM EDT

    2019 LA Times Festival of Books

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