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    After Words with Chris Hayes

    MSNBC Host Chris Hayes argues that the criminal justice system is dividing the country into two Americas. He is interviewed by author Elizabeth Hinton.

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    In Depth with Matt Taibbi

    Author and journalist Matt Taibbi talks about his life and career and responds to viewer comments and questions. Mr. Taibbi, a contributor to Rolling Stone magazine, is the author of Insane Clown President: Dispatches from the 2016 Circus.

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  • Saturday

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    8:01AM EDTReagan RisingCraig Shirley talks about his book, Reagan Rising, at the 2017…
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    9:00AM EDTThe EvangelicalsPulitzer Prize-winning author Frances Fitzgerald provides a history of…
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    10:00AM EDTLocking Up Our OwnYale Law School professor James Forman examines criminal justice polices…
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    11:01AM EDTThunder in the MountainsDaniel Sharfstein, law and history professor at Vanderbilt University,…
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    12:00PM EDTThe Airbnb StoryFortune assistant managing editor Leigh Gallagher looks at the creation and…
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    1:15PM EDTThe GatekeepersChris Whipple examines the role of the White House chief of staff, a…
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    2:30PM EDTSeven SkeletonsLydia Pyne talks about her book, Seven Skeletons: The Evolution of the…
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    3:16PM EDTThe Brain DefenseJournalist Kevin Davis reports on the use of neuroscience as a defense in…
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    4:03PM EDTYour Brain is a Time MachineNeuroscientist Dean Buonomano explains the sense of time in relation to…
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    5:30PM EDTMy Life with BobNew York Times Book Review editor Pamela Paul offers a look into her…
  • 6:30PM EDTFraudEdward Balleisen talks about the history of business fraud in America,…
  • 7:31PM EDTRugged IndividualismDavid Davenport, former president of Pepperdine University and Hoover…
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    8:33PM EDTDemocracyFormer U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice looks at democracy around…
  • 9:45PM EDTThe Imperfect PrimaryProfessor Barbara Norrander talks about her book The Imperfect Primary:…
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    10:00PM EDTAfter Words with Chris HayesMSNBC Host Chris Hayes argues that the criminal justice system is dividing…
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    11:00PM EDTTalking Back, Talking BlackColumbia University professor John McWhorter looks at Black English and examines the…
  • Sunday

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    12:15AM EDTRichard NixonJournalist John Farrell recalls the life of Richard Nixon. He is in…
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    1:30AM EDTThe New Urban CrisisThe Atlantic senior editor Richard Florida examines the challenges cities…
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    3:00AM EDTWaging WarJudge David Barron, recipient of the 2017 Colby Award, discusses his book,…
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    4:15AM EDTEarth in Human HandsAstrobiologist and author David Grinspoon reports on the “anthropocene” phase of…
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    5:46AM EDTThe Vaccine RaceMeredith Wadman talks about her book, The Vaccine Race, at the 2017…
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    6:45AM EDTThe GulfJack Davis, environmental history professor at the University of Florida,…
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    8:01AM EDTPanel Discussion on the Republican PartyAuthors Hugh Hewitt, Peggy Grande, and Corey Fields, talk about the…
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    9:02AM EDTAll DayLiza Peterson talks about teaching incarcerated youth at Rikers Island.…
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    10:15AM EDTAge of AngerPankaj Mishra examines the catalysts in society, past and present, that…
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    12:00PM EDTAfter Words with Stuart TaylorJournalist Stuart Taylor examines campus sexual assault policies. Mr.…
  • 1:00PM EDTThe Imperfect PrimaryProfessor Barbara Norrander talks about her book The Imperfect Primary:…
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    1:15PM EDTWriter, Sailor, Solider, SpyFormer CIA officer and CIA Museum historian Nicholas Reynolds recalls novelist…
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    2:20PM EDTTalking Back, Talking BlackColumbia University professor John McWhorter looks at Black English and examines the…
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    3:30PM EDTOpen Phones with Cleve JonesCleve Jones, author of When We Rise: My Life in the Movement, talks about…
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    4:00PM EDTThe Imagineers of WarSharon Weinberger talks about her book, The Imagineers of War, at the 2017…
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    5:00PM EDTThomas Jefferson - RevolutionaryKevin Gutzman, history chair at Western Connecticut State University,…
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    6:00PM EDT#RepublicHarvard University law professor Cass Sunstein examines how social media…
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    7:30PM EDTDemocracyFormer U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice looks at democracy around…
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    8:40PM EDTInezUniversity of Arizona journalism professor Linda Lumsden talks about her…
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    9:00PM EDTAfter Words with Chris HayesMSNBC Host Chris Hayes argues that the criminal justice system is dividing…
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    10:00PM EDTRigor MortisNPR’s Richard Harris reports on the challenges facing the field of…
  • 11:00PM EDTRugged IndividualismDavid Davenport, former president of Pepperdine University and Hoover…
  • Monday

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    12:02AM EDTAfter Words with Chris HayesMSNBC Host Chris Hayes argues that the criminal justice system is dividing…
  • 1:01AM EDTThe Imperfect PrimaryProfessor Barbara Norrander talks about her book The Imperfect Primary:…
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    1:15AM EDTAll DayLiza Peterson talks about teaching incarcerated youth at Rikers Island.…
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    2:30AM EDTMadness Rules the HourPaul Starobin recalls the political landscape of Charleston, South Carolina, in…
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    3:04AM EDTAfter Words with Chris HayesMSNBC Host Chris Hayes argues that the criminal justice system is dividing…
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    4:03AM EDTPlaying to the EdgeGeneral Michael Hayden talks about his book, Playing to the Edge: American…
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    7:00AM EDTThe Death of ExpertiseTom Nichols, professor of national security affairs at the U.S. Naval War…
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    8:30AM EDTThe Destruction of Hillary ClintonSusan Bordo examines Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign and why…
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    9:31AM EDTWorld War IJennifer Keene, professor and chair of the history department at Chapman…
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    10:30AM EDTMichael Witmore on Shakespeare's LegacyMichael Witmore, director of the Folger Shakespeare Library, offers his…
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    11:33AM EDTThe Vaccine RaceMeredith Wadman talks about her book, The Vaccine Race, at the 2017…
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    12:30PM EDTDeep UndercoverJack Barsky talks about his life as a KGB spy operating in the U.S. during…
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    1:30PM EDTShoot Like a GirlMajor Mary Jennings Hegar talks about her tours in Afghanistan with the…
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    2:32PM EDTThe Strange Career of William EllisKarl Jacoby discusses his book, The Strange Career of William Ellis: The…
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    3:18PM EDTTalking Back, Talking BlackColumbia University professor John McWhorter looks at Black English and examines the…
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    4:30PM EDTPortraits of CourageFormer President George W. Bush discusses his paintings of American veterans and…
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    5:33PM EDTRichard NixonJournalist John Farrell recalls the life of Richard Nixon. He is in…
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    6:45PM EDT2017 J. Anthony Lukas PrizeThe J. Anthony Lukas Prize is given by the Nieman Foundation and the Columbia…
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    8:30PM EDTIn Depth with Neil deGrasse TysonAuthor and astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson talks about his life and…
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    11:30PM EDTDust Bowl GirlsLydia Reeder talks about her book, Dust Bowl Girls: The Inspiring Story of…
  • Tuesday

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    12:15AM EDTThe Road to JonestownJeff Guinn discusses his book, The Road to Jonestown: Jim Jones and the…
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    1:00AM EDTMy Life with BobNew York Times Book Review editor Pamela Paul offers a look into her…
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    2:00AM EDTDemocracyFormer U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice looks at democracy around…
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    3:05AM EDTNot the Cleaver FamilyMaria Olsen talks about her book, Not the Cleaver Family, at the 2017…
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    3:34AM EDTThe New Urban CrisisThe Atlantic senior editor Richard Florida examines the challenges cities…
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    5:01AM EDTSex and the ConstitutionUniversity of Chicago law professor Geoffrey Stone provides a history of…
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    6:15AM EDTThe Road to JonestownJeff Guinn discusses his book, The Road to Jonestown: Jim Jones and the…
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    8:00PM EDT2017 National Book Critics Circle AwardsBook TV presents coverage of the 2017 National Book Critics Circle Awards.…
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    9:30PM EDTWaging WarJudge David Barron, recipient of the 2017 Colby Award, discusses his book,…
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    10:45PM EDT2017 J. Anthony Lukas PrizeThe J. Anthony Lukas Prize is given by the Nieman Foundation and the Columbia…
  • Wednesday

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    12:00AM EDT2017 National Book Critics Circle AwardsBook TV presents coverage of the 2017 National Book Critics Circle Awards.…
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    1:30AM EDTWaging WarJudge David Barron, recipient of the 2017 Colby Award, discusses his book,…
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    2:45AM EDT2017 J. Anthony Lukas PrizeThe J. Anthony Lukas Prize is given by the Nieman Foundation and the Columbia…
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    9:35PM EDTThe Way of the StrangersGraeme Wood, national correspondent for The Atlantic, profiles some of the…
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    10:40PM EDTPanel Discussion on SyriaAuthors Alia Malek, Christopher Phillips, and Elliot Ackerman talk about…
  • Thursday

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    2:25AM EDTThe Way of the StrangersGraeme Wood, national correspondent for The Atlantic, profiles some of the…
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    3:30AM EDTPanel Discussion on SyriaAuthors Alia Malek, Christopher Phillips, and Elliot Ackerman talk about…
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    7:00PM EDTShatteredJournalists Amie Parnes and Jonathan Allen report on Hillary Clinton’s…
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    8:00PM EDTThis Fight Is Our FightSenator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) examines the history and current state of…
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    9:10PM EDTOpen Phones with David HorowitzDavid Horowitz, author of Big Agenda: President Trump’s Plan to Save…
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    10:10PM EDTAfter Words with Chris HayesMSNBC Host Chris Hayes argues that the criminal justice system is dividing…
  • Friday

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    12:10AM EDTShatteredJournalists Amie Parnes and Jonathan Allen report on Hillary Clinton’s…
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    1:05AM EDTThis Fight Is Our FightSenator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) examines the history and current state of…
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    2:15AM EDTOpen Phones with David HorowitzDavid Horowitz, author of Big Agenda: President Trump’s Plan to Save…
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    3:15AM EDTAfter Words with Chris HayesMSNBC Host Chris Hayes argues that the criminal justice system is dividing…
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    8:00PM EDTAfter Words with Ken BuckRepresentative Ken Buck (R-CO) talks about corruption in Washington and…
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    9:00PM EDTAfter Words with Helene CooperPulitzer Prize-winning journalist Helene Cooper reports on the life and…
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    10:00PM EDTAfter Words with Elisabeth RosenthalPhysician and journalist Elisabeth Rosenthal examines the business side of…
  • Saturday

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    12:00AM EDTAfter Words with Ken BuckRepresentative Ken Buck (R-CO) talks about corruption in Washington and…

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