Alan Taylor talked about his book American Revolutions: A Continental History, 1750-1804, in which he examines the American Revolution, from the strained relationship between the Colonists and Britain that led to the war to the battles that marked the conflict and the political fallout in the war’s aftermath.
James Cicconi talked about changes in telecommunications, as well as the Federal Communications Commission and his belief that it has become politicized. He also spoke about why he, despite being a conservative and having worked for Republican presidents, supports Hillary Clinton in the 2016 presidential election.
Afghan Vice President Sarwar Danish addressed members at the U.N. General Assembly. His remarks focused on the progress made by his government and he stressed that democracy was the key to solving the “legacy of problems” the country inherited. Mr. Danish emphasized the need to combat terrorism and radicalization and maintained that Afghanistan was willing to negotiate but needed the support of the U.N. since it is at the “forefront” in fighting terrorism. He also touched on the progress of the Iran nuclear deal, the threat of North Korea’s nuclear program, and the state of Afghan relations with Pakistan. He also urged the U.N. to consider Afghanistan for its United Nations Human Rights Council during the 2018-2019 term.
As Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump prepare for their first debate Monday at Hofstra University, we take a look at their debating styles. Guests include debate strategists Brett O’Donnell and Judd Legum and Washington Post reporter Karen Tumulty.
Following leader remarks, the Senate resumes debate on H.R. 5325, the legislative vehicle for a short-term continuing resolution funding the government until December 9. The measure also includes funding to combat the Zika virus.
James Cicconi, AT&T’s chief lobbyist, talks about changes in telecommunications, the FCC and his belief that it has become politicized, and why he has switched his support from the Republican party to Hillary Clinton in this election cycle.
Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton and Republican nominee Donald Trump face off in a debate at Hofstra University in Hempstead, New York moderated by NBC Nightly News Anchor Lester Holt. This is the first of three presidential debates this fall.
Professor Richard Gamble talks about his book, In Search of the City on a Hill: The Making and Unmaking of an American Myth. This interview, recorded on the campus of Hillsdale College in Michigan, is part of Book TV’s College Series.
Representative Dave Brat (R-VA) recalls his Republican primary victory over former House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) and explains his political philosophy. He is interviewed by former RNC Chair Ed Gillespie.
Karen Greenberg, director of Fordham University’s Center on National Security, talks about legal questions arising from policies and laws enacted to fight the U.S. war on terrorism. She’s interviewed by Ali Soufan, author of The Black Banners.
Former CIA Director Michael Hayden discusses his book Playing to the Edge: American Intelligence in the Age of Terror, in which he gives an inside look at national security. He is interviewed by former CIA Director James Woolsey.
Carla Hayden, the new Librarian of Congress and the first woman and African American to hold the position, talks about her new role. The former chief executive of Baltimore’s Enoch Pratt Free Library was confirmed by the Senate 74-18 on July 13.