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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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  • Saturday

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    8:00AM 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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    11:00AM 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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    3:15PM EDTThe Brain DefenseJournalist Kevin Davis reports on the use of neuroscience as a defense in…
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    4:00PM 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…
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    8:30PM EDTDemocracyFormer U.S. Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice looks at democracy around…
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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 EDTThe Jersey BrothersSally Mott Freeman talks about her book, The Jersey Brothers, at the 2017…
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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 EDTInside JobMark Zupan, president of Alfred University, argues that government…
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    5:45AM 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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    8:00AM EDTPanel Discussion on the Republican PartyAuthors Hugh Hewitt, Peggy Grande, and Corey Fields, talk about the…
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    9:00AM 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.…
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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 Condoleeza Rice looks at democracy around…
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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…
  • Monday

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    12:00AM EDTAfter Words with Chris HayesMSNBC Host Chris Hayes argues that the criminal justice system is dividing…
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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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    3:00AM EDTAfter Words with Chris HayesMSNBC Host Chris Hayes argues that the criminal justice system is dividing…
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    4:00AM EDTPlaying to the EdgeGeneral Michael Hayden talks about his book, Playing to the Edge: American…
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    5:30AM EDTThe New Urban CrisisThe Atlantic senior editor Richard Florida examines the challenges cities…
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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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    9:30AM 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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    11:30AM EDTThe Jersey BrothersSally Mott Freeman talks about her book, The Jersey Brothers, 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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    2:30PM EDTThe Strange Career of William EllisKarl Jacoby discusses his book, The Strange Career of William Ellis: The…
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    3:15PM 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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    5:30PM 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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