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    After Words with Chris Hayes

    Chris Hayes talked about his book A Colony in a Nation, in which he argues that the criminal justice system is dividing the country into two Americas. In his book, Mr. Hayes says that law and order in America are carried out differently in white America than…

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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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  • Sunday

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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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    1:00AM EDTAfter Words with Helene CooperPulitzer Prize-winning journalist Helene Cooper reports on the life and…
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    2:00AM EDTAfter Words with Elisabeth RosenthalPhysician and journalist Elisabeth Rosenthal examines the business side of…
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    8:00AM EDT#RepublicHarvard University law professor Cass Sunstein examines how social media…
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    9:30AM EDTOpen Phones with David HorowitzDavid Horowitz, author of Big Agenda: President Trump’s Plan to Save…
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    10:30AM EDTRead My LipsBrookings Institution fellow Vanessa Williamson examines Americans…
  • 12:00PM EDTBook TV in Eugene, OregonC-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles (LCVs) make a stop in their “2017 LCV Cities…
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    1:30PM EDTPanel Discussion on Income InequalityKathryn Edin, author of $2.00 a Day, and Stefanie DeLuca, author of Coming…
  • 2:30PM EDTSix-Day WarGuy Laron, lecturer in international studies at Hebrew University of…
  • 4:00PM EDTLocked InFordham Law School professor John Pfaff examines the impact of criminal…
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    5:30PM EDTDemocracyFormer U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice looks at democracy around…
  • 7:00PM EDTHillary Clinton on Forthcoming BooksFormer Secretary of State Hillary Clinton discusses her forthcoming books at the…
  • 9:00PM EDTGeek Girl RisingCo-authors Heather Cabot and Sam Walravens talk about the women who are…
  • 10:00PM EDTAfter Words with Senator Ben SasseSenator Ben Sasse (R-NE) looks at how to engage adolescents and young…
  • 11:30PM EDT2017 Arthur Miller LectureAuthor and journalist Masha Gessen delivers the Arthur Miller Lecture at…
  • Sunday

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    12:30AM EDTDemocrazyFormer Representative Trey Radel (R-FL) recounts his time in Congress and…
  • 1:30AM EDTThe Color of LawRichard Rothstein, research associate at the Economic Policy Institute, argues…
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    3:00AM EDTWhistleblower at the CIAMelvin A. Goodman talks about his book, Whistleblower at the CIA, at the…
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    3:45AM EDTRigor MortisNPR’s Richard Harris reports on the challenges facing the field of…
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    4:45AM EDTPanel Discussion on Nuclear WarA panel on nuclear war from the 2017 Virginia Festival of the Book in…
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    6:00AM EDTPanel Discussion on the Republican PartyAuthors Hugh Hewitt, Peggy Grande, and Corey Fields, talk about the…
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    7:00AM EDTBehaveNeurobiologist and primatologist Robert Sapolsky attempts to answer what…
  • 8:00AM EDTLocked InFordham Law School professor John Pfaff examines the impact of criminal…
  • 9:30AM EDTBook TV in Eugene, OregonC-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles (LCVs) make a stop in their “2017 LCV Cities…
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    11:00AM EDTAfter Words with Chris HayesMSNBC Host Chris Hayes argues that the criminal justice system is dividing…
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    12:00PM EDTLiveIn Depth with Matt TaibbiAuthor and journalist Matt Taibbi talks about his life and career and…
  • 3:00PM EDTRugged IndividualismDavid Davenport, former president of Pepperdine University and Hoover…
  • 4:00PM EDT2017 Arthur Miller LectureAuthor and journalist Masha Gessen delivers the Arthur Miller Lecture at…
  • 5:00PM EDTGeek Girl RisingCo-authors Heather Cabot and Sam Walravens talk about the women who are…
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    6:00PM EDTBehaveNeurobiologist and primatologist Robert Sapolsky attempts to answer what…
  • 7:30PM EDTThe Color of LawRichard Rothstein, research associate at the Economic Policy Institute, argues…
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    10:00PM EDTReagan RisingCraig Shirley talks about his book, Reagan Rising, at the 2017…
  • 10:45PM EDTHillary Clinton on Forthcoming BooksFormer Secretary of State Hillary Clinton discusses her forthcoming books at the…
  • Monday

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    12:00AM EDTIn Depth with Matt TaibbiAuthor and journalist Matt Taibbi talks about his life and career and…
  • 3:00AM EDTAfter Words with Senator Ben SasseSenator Ben Sasse (R-NE) looks at how to engage adolescents and young…
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    5:00AM EDTAll DayLiza Peterson talks about teaching incarcerated youth at Rikers Island.…
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    6:15AM EDTInezUniversity of Arizona journalism professor Linda Lumsden talks about her…
  • 6:30AM EDTSix-Day WarGuy Laron, lecturer in international studies at Hebrew University of…

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