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  • In Depth with KrisAnne Hall

    In Depth with KrisAnne Hall

    Author and attorney KrisAnne Hall talks about her life and career. KrisAnne Hall is the author of several books, including In Defense of Liberty and Sovereign Duty.

  • After Words with Sharyl Attkisson

    After Words with Sharyl Attkisson

    Journalist Sharyl Attkisson reports on how smear tactics are used to influence public opinion. She’s interviewed by Erik Wemple, Washington Post media critic.

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  • Saturday

  • <em>Twitter and Tear Gas</em>
    8:01AM EDTTwitter and Tear GasZeynep Tufekci, a New York Times contributing opinion writer and one of…
  • <em>Destined for War</em>
    9:00AM EDTDestined for WarGraham Allison, director of Harvard’s Belfer Center, talks about the likelihood…
  • <em>Enduring Vietnam</em>
    10:33AM EDTEnduring VietnamJames Wright, president emeritus of Dartmouth College, talks about the…
  • <em>Be Fierce</em>
    11:32AM EDTBe FierceGretchen Carlson talks about her book, Be Fierce: Stop Harassment and Take…
  • <em>The Swamp</em>
    11:46AM EDTThe SwampFox News' Eric Bolling discusses how to rid Washington of corruption. He…
  • <em>The Great Questions of Tomorrow</em>
    1:00PM EDTThe Great Questions of TomorrowDavid Rothkopf, CEO and editor of the FP Group, takes a look at the big…
  • <em>Democrazy</em>
    2:00PM EDTDemocrazyFormer Representative Trey Radel (R-FL) talks about his memoir, Democrazy:…
  • <em>Becoming Ms. Burton</em>
    2:46PM EDTBecoming Ms. BurtonEx-offender Susan Burton recalls her journey from incarceration to becoming the…
  • <em>Sea Power</em>
    4:00PM EDTSea PowerAdm. James Stavridis (Ret.), former NATO Supreme Allied Commander, talks about…
  • <em>Under Desert Skies</em>
    4:47PM EDTUnder Desert SkiesMelissa Sevigny talks about her book, Under Desert Skies: How Tucson…
  • <em>MacArthur's Spies</em>
    5:00PM EDTMacArthur's SpiesPeter Eisner, former managing director of the Center for Public Integrity,…
  • <em>The Evangelicals</em>
    6:00PM EDTThe EvangelicalsPulitzer Prize-winning author Frances Fitzgerald provides a history of…
  • <em>The CEO Pay Machine</em>
    7:00PM EDTThe CEO Pay MachineFormer CEO Steven Clifford explains how CEO pay has escalated. He is in…
  • <em>The Trial of Adolf Hitler</em>
    8:00PM EDTThe Trial of Adolf HitlerDavid King recounts Adolf Hitler’s trial for high treason in February, 1924, which…
  • <em>Life's Work</em>
    8:50PM EDTLife's WorkDr. Willie Parker, a Christian abortion provider in Mississippi and Alabama,…
  • After Words with Sharyl Attkisson
    10:00PM EDTAfter Words with Sharyl AttkissonJournalist Sharyl Attkisson reports on how smear tactics are used to influence…
  • <em>Supremely Partisan</em>
    11:00PM EDTSupremely PartisanJames Zirin argues that the Supreme Court has become highly partisan and the…
  • Sunday

  • <em>False Black Power?</em>
    12:00AM EDTFalse Black Power?Wall Street Journal columnist Jason Riley argues that political capital…
  • <em>No Apparent Distress</em>
    12:45AM EDTNo Apparent DistressRachel Pearson recounts her experience with the health care system as a…
  • <em>Faster, Higher, and Farther</em>
    1:30AM EDTFaster, Higher, and FartherNew York Times correspondent Jack Ewing discusses the Volkswagen emissions…
  • <em>Stamped from the Beginning</em>
    2:30AM EDTStamped from the BeginningIbram Kendi talks about his National Book Award-winning book, Stamped from…
  • <em>Understanding Trump</em>
    3:30AM EDTUnderstanding TrumpFormer Speaker of the House and presidential candidate Newt Gingrich talks…
  • <em>Janesville</em>
    4:30AM EDTJanesvilleAmy Goldstein, Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter for the Washington Post, talks about…
  • <em>Nixon's White House Wars</em>
    6:00AM EDTNixon's White House WarsPat Buchanan, former speechwriter and senior adviser to President Richard Nixon,…
  • <em>Rigor Mortis</em>
    7:30AM EDTRigor MortisNPR’s Richard Harris reports on the challenges facing the field of…
  • <em>What Is Slavery?</em>
    8:20AM EDTWhat Is Slavery?Brenda Stevenson talks about her book, What is Slavery?.
  • <em>The Great Questions of Tomorrow</em>
    9:00AM EDTThe Great Questions of TomorrowDavid Rothkopf, CEO and editor of the FP Group, takes a look at the big…
  • <em>If I Understood You, Would I Have this Look on My Face?</em>
    9:55AM EDTIf I Understood You, Would I Have this Look on My Face?Actor Alan Alda discusses his book, If I Understood You, Would I Have This…
  • <em>The Working Class Republican</em>
    10:30AM EDTThe Working Class RepublicanHenry Olsen, senior fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center, argues that…
  • After Words with Naomi Klein
    12:01PM EDTAfter Words with Naomi KleinSyndicated columnist Naomi Klein discusses shock politics. She is…
  • <em>The American War</em>
    1:00PM EDTThe American WarUCLA history professor Joan Waugh talks about her book, The American War: A…
  • <em>Life's Work</em>
    1:30PM EDTLife's WorkDr. Willie Parker, a Christian abortion provider in Mississippi and Alabama,…
  • <em>Sisters First</em>
    2:40PM EDTSisters FirstJenna Bush Hager and Barbara Bush recall their childhood and formative…
  • <em>Oppose Any Foe</em>
    3:01PM EDTOppose Any FoeMark Moyar, director of the Center for Military and Diplomatic History,…
  • <em>Principles of a Pluralist Commonwealth</em>
    4:00PM EDTPrinciples of a Pluralist CommonwealthGar Alperovitz, former University of Maryland professor and co-founder of…
  • <em>The Gatekeeper</em>
    5:15PM EDTThe GatekeeperKathyrn Smith looks at the life of Marguerirte “Missy” Lehand, considered…
  • <em>Blood in the Water</em>
    6:00PM EDTBlood in the WaterHeather Ann Thompson discusses her Pulitzer Prize-winning book, Blood in…
  • <em>My Life with Bob</em>
    6:47PM EDTMy Life with BobNew York Times Book Review Editor Pamela Paul offers a look into her…
  • <em>Supremely Partisan</em>
    7:02PM EDTSupremely PartisanJames Zirin argues that the Supreme Court has become highly partisan and the…
  • <em>Long Haul</em>
    8:01PM EDTLong HaulFinn Murphy, who has been a long-haul trucker for over 30 years, talks…
  • After Words with Sharyl Attkisson
    9:03PM EDTAfter Words with Sharyl AttkissonJournalist Sharyl Attkisson reports on how smear tactics are used to influence…
  • <em>Refinery Town</em>
    10:01PM EDTRefinery TownLabor reporter Steve Early talks about the city of Richmond, California,…
  • <em>MacArthur's Spies</em>
    11:04PM EDTMacArthur's SpiesPeter Eisner, former managing director of the Center for Public Integrity,…
  • Monday

  • After Words with Sharyl Attkisson
    12:00AM EDTAfter Words with Sharyl AttkissonJournalist Sharyl Attkisson reports on how smear tactics are used to influence…
  • <em>The American War</em>
    1:00AM EDTThe American WarUCLA history professor Joan Waugh talks about her book, The American War: A…
  • <em>The CEO Pay Machine</em>
    1:30AM EDTThe CEO Pay MachineFormer CEO Steven Clifford explains how CEO pay has escalated. He is in…
  • <em>Alone</em>
    2:30AM EDTAloneMichael Korda, former editor-in-chief of Simon and Schuster, recalls the…
  • After Words with Sharyl Attkisson
    3:00AM EDTAfter Words with Sharyl AttkissonJournalist Sharyl Attkisson reports on how smear tactics are used to influence…
  • <em>Principles of a Pluralist Commonwealth</em>
    4:00AM EDTPrinciples of a Pluralist CommonwealthGar Alperovitz, former University of Maryland professor and co-founder of…
  • <em>His Final Battle</em>
    5:15AM EDTHis Final BattlePulitzer Prize-winning author Joseph Lelyveld looks at the final months of…
  • <em>Sometimes Amazing Things Happen</em>
    6:00AM EDTSometimes Amazing Things HappenDr. Elizabeth Ford discusses her work in mental health caring for the…
  • <em>Sting Like a Bee</em>
    7:00AM EDTSting Like a BeeFormer Boston Globe columnist Leigh Montville explores Muhammad Ali’s…
  • 8:00AM EDTCommunicators with Steve CaseSteve Case, the co-founder of AOL, talks about his book, The Third Wave: An…
  • Saturday

  • <em>False Black Power?</em>
    8:00AM EDTFalse Black Power?Wall Street Journal columnist Jason Riley argues that political capital…
  • 8:40AM EDTInterview with Marji RossMarji Ross, president and publisher of Regnery, previews several of the publishing…
  • <em>How May I Help You?</em>
    8:45AM EDTHow May I Help You?Deepak Singh talks about his experiences working in the service sector in…
  • <em>Crash Override</em>
    9:15AM EDTCrash OverrideVideo game developer Zoe Quinn talks about her book, Crash Override: How…
  • <em>Principles of a Pluralist Commonwealth</em>
    9:30AM EDTPrinciples of a Pluralist CommonwealthGar Alperovitz, former University of Maryland professor and co-founder of…
  • <em>Understanding Trump</em>
    10:45AM EDTUnderstanding TrumpFormer Speaker of the House and presidential candidate Newt Gingrich talks…
  • 11:45AM EDTThe Grouchy HistorianActor Ed Asner talks about his book, The Grouchy Historian: An Old-Time…
  • Race In America
    12:00PM EDTRace In AmericaApril Ryan, Washington Bureau chief for American Urban Radio Networks and author…
  • <em>The History of Human Space Flight</em>
    1:45PM EDTThe History of Human Space FlightPilot and author Ted Spitzmiller looks at the programs and technology that…
  • <em>What Is Slavery?</em>
    2:35PM EDTWhat Is Slavery?Brenda Stevenson talks about her book, What is Slavery?.
  • 3:15PM EDTWe Are DataJohn Cheney-Lippold looks at how digital data defines who we are, the differences we…
  • <em>Hue 1968</em>
    4:20PM EDTHue 1968Black Hawk Down and Killing Pablo author Mark Bowden talks about his…
  • 5:00PM EDTThe Scent of JasmineAnan Ameri, founder and former director of the Arab American National…
  • <em>Oppose Any Foe</em>
    6:00PM EDTOppose Any FoeMark Moyar, director of the Center for Military and Diplomatic History,…

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