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    After Words with George Melloan

    Former Wall Street Journal writer and editor George Melloan describes the paper’s role in shaping America. He is interviewed by Rana Foroohar, Financial Times global business columnist and associate editor.

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  • Tuesday

  • <em>American Eclipse</em>
    4:16AM EDTAmerican EclipseDavid Baron reports on the solar eclipse of 1878 and the lives of three…
  • <em>Apollo 8</em>
    5:05AM EDTApollo 8Science writer Jeffrey Kluger discusses NASA’s first successful manned…
  • <em>Beyond</em>
    5:50AM EDTBeyondAstronomy professor Chris Impey talks about the next generation of space…
  • <em>The History of Human Space Flight</em>
    6:09AM EDTThe History of Human Space FlightPilot and author Ted Spitzmiller looks at the programs and technology that…
  • <em>Chasing Space</em>
    7:00AM EDTChasing SpaceFormer pro-football player turned astronaut Leland Melvin discusses his…
  • <em>Beyond</em>
    7:05AM EDTBeyondAstronomy professor Chris Impey talks about the next generation of space…
  • <em>Grandmere</em>
    8:00PM EDTGrandmereDavid Roosevelt talks about his book Grandmere: A Personal History of…
  • <em>Cape Fear Rising</em>
    8:17PM EDTCape Fear RisingPhilip Gerard talks about his novel, Cape Fear Rising, about an 1898…
  • Edgar Allen Poe Museum
    8:38PM EDTEdgar Allen Poe MuseumChris Semtner talks about the Edgar Allan Poe Museum.
  • Former U.S. Poet Laureate Rita Dove
    9:06PM EDTFormer U.S. Poet Laureate Rita DoveFormer U.S. Poet Laureate Rita Dove talks about her career as a writer and…
  • <em>Amiable Scoundrel</em>
    9:22PM EDTAmiable ScoundrelPaul Kahan talks about why Simon Cameron is considered to be one…
  • <em>Tex(t)-Mex</em>
    9:55PM EDTTex(t)-MexWilliam Nericcio talks about the persistence of racial stereotypes and…
  • <em>Miranda</em>
    10:09PM EDTMirandaGary Stuart provides insight into the landmark U.S. Supreme Court case…
  • Moon's Rare Books
    10:29PM EDTMoon's Rare BooksReid Moon gives a tour of his store, Moon’s Rare Books, in Provo, Utah.
  • <em>Globalization and Terrorism</em>
    10:38PM EDTGlobalization and TerrorismJamal Nassar talks about the history of terrorism and the causes behind it.
  • Thoreau's Walden Pond
    10:56PM EDTThoreau's Walden PondConcord Museum curator David Wood visits Walden Pond to recount Henry David…
  • Old Manse and Ralph Waldo Emerson
    11:06PM EDTOld Manse and Ralph Waldo EmersonOld Manse senior curator Christie Jackson talks about Ralph Waldo…
  • Study of Ralph Waldo Emerson
    11:29PM EDTStudy of Ralph Waldo EmersonCurator David Wood describes the original items located in Ralph Waldo Emerson’s…
  • Wednesday

  • <em>All They Will Call You</em>
    8:00PM EDTAll They Will Call YouTim Hernandez talked about the impact of a 1948 plane crash in California…
  • <em>The Ethical Lobbyist</em>
    8:22PM EDTThe Ethical LobbyistTom Holyoke discusses the ethics involved in lobbying and argues for…
  • <em>Pageants, Parlors, and Pretty Women</em>
    8:33PM EDTPageants, Parlors, and Pretty WomenBlain Roberts talks about the role of beauty in the racial conflicts in…
  • <em>Worth a Dozen Men</em>
    8:48PM EDTWorth a Dozen MenLibra Hilde talks about the role played by Southern female nurses during…
  • <em>Not So Golden After All</em>
    9:00PM EDTNot So Golden After AllLarry Gerston talks about California’s history of immigration, economy,…
  • <em>Sex, Drugs, and Rock 'n' Roll</em>
    9:18PM EDTSex, Drugs, and Rock 'n' RollRobert Cottrell explores some of the people and movements that influenced…
  • <em>Inga</em>
    9:34PM EDTIngaScott Farris talks about his book on the life of Inga Arvad, Inga, including…
  • <em>Unicorn in Captivity</em>
    9:51PM EDTUnicorn in CaptivityMarian Dornell read from her collection of poems that shares the story of…
  • <em>Undoing Plessy</em>
    10:01PM EDTUndoing PlessyGordon Andrews talks about the life of attorney Charles Hamilton Huston…
  • <em>August Wilson</em>
    10:17PM EDTAugust WilsonLaurence Glasco talks about the role of Pittsburgh’s Hill District in the…
  • <em>Rails Around the Thumb</em>
    10:32PM EDTRails Around the ThumbT.J. Gaffney talks about his book Rails Around the Thumb, about the role of railroads in the…
  • <em>The Boys of '67</em>
    10:45PM EDTThe Boys of '67Andrew Wiest talks about the experiences of the men of the U.S. Army’s “Charlie…
  • <em>Beyond Combat</em>
    11:01PM EDTBeyond CombatHeather Marie Stur talks about the different roles played by both American…
  • <em>Don't Hurry Me Down to Hades</em>
    11:15PM EDTDon't Hurry Me Down to HadesSusannah Ural draws upon letters and diary entries to tell the story of…
  • Thursday

  • <em>Killers of the Flower Moon</em>
    8:00PM EDTKillers of the Flower MoonAuthor and New Yorker staff writer David Grann recalls the murders of…
  • <em>Hue 1968</em>
    8:50PM EDTHue 1968Black Hawk Down and Killing Pablo author Mark Bowden talks about his…
  • <em>Understanding Trump</em>
    9:30PM EDTUnderstanding TrumpFormer Speaker of the House and presidential candidate Newt Gingrich talks…
  • <em>Hunger</em>
    10:30PM EDTHungerRoxane Gay discusses her life, her body, and its impact on her life in her…
  • <em>Killers of the Flower Moon</em>
    11:15PM EDTKillers of the Flower MoonAuthor and New Yorker staff writer David Grann recalls the murders of…
  • Friday

  • <em>Hue 1968</em>
    12:05AM EDTHue 1968Black Hawk Down and Killing Pablo author Mark Bowden talks about his…
  • <em>Understanding Trump</em>
    12:45AM EDTUnderstanding TrumpFormer Speaker of the House and presidential candidate Newt Gingrich talks…
  • <em>Hunger</em>
    1:45AM EDTHungerRoxane Gay discusses her life, her body, and its impact on her life in her…
  • In Depth with Matt Taibbi
    8:00PM EDTIn Depth with Matt TaibbiAuthor and journalist Matt Taibbi talks about his life and career and…
  • In Depth with KrisAnne Hall
    11:00PM EDTIn Depth with KrisAnne HallAuthor and attorney KrisAnne Hall talks about her life and career.…
  • Saturday

  • In Depth with Herb Boyd
    2:00AM EDTIn Depth with Herb BoydAuthor, journalist, and history professor Herb Boyd talks about his life and…
  • <em>The Darkening Web</em>
    8:00AM EDTThe Darkening WebAlexander Klimburg is joined by industry experts to discuss current cyber…
  • <em>Job Creation</em>
    9:30AM EDTJob CreationAndy Puzder, former CEO of CKE Restaurants and President Trump’s first nominee…
  • <em>Democracy in Chains</em>
    10:00AM EDTDemocracy in ChainsNancy MacLean, history and public policy professor at Duke University, examines…
  • <em>Sea Power</em>
    11:00AM EDTSea PowerAdm. James Stavridis (Ret.), former NATO Supreme Allied Commander, talks about…
  • <em>Bunk</em>
    11:50AM EDTBunkKevin Young, director of the Schomburg Center for Research in Black…
  • <em>Devil's Bargain</em>
    12:00PM EDTDevil's BargainBloomberg Businessweek's Joshua Green reports on the 2016 political…
  • Interview with Carla Hayden
    12:50PM EDTInterview with Carla HaydenAn interview with Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden about the upcoming…
  • Book Party for Carl Cannon
    1:00PM EDTBook Party for Carl CannonA book release party for Carl Cannon, Washington bureau chief for…
  • Debate on Saul Alinsky
    1:45PM EDTDebate on Saul AlinskyFrom FreedomFest 2017, a debate on author and organizer Saul Alinsky. Participating in…
  • <em>The Convenient Terrorist</em>
    2:30PM EDTThe Convenient TerroristJoseph Hickman, former soldier with the U.S. Marines and U.S. Army, talks…
  • <em>The Broken Welcome Mat</em>
    3:00PM EDTThe Broken Welcome MatHelen Raleigh talks about her book The Broken Welcome Mat: America’s…
  • <em>Refinery Town</em>
    3:15PM EDTRefinery TownLabor reporter Steve Early talks about the city of Richmond, California,…
  • Interview with James Patterson
    4:15PM EDTInterview with James PattersonAuthor James Patterson talks about his writing career from the publishing…
  • <em>Destined for War</em>
    4:30PM EDTDestined for WarGraham Allison, director of Harvard’s Belfer Center, talks about the likelihood…
  • <em>False Black Power?</em>
    6:00PM EDTFalse Black Power?Wall Street Journal columnist Jason Riley argues that political capital…
  • <em>Acting White?</em>
    6:40PM EDTActing White?Book TV visited UCLA to interview professors about their recently…
  • <em>Be Free or Die</em>
    7:00PM EDTBe Free or DieCate Lineberry, former staff writer and editor for National Geographic
  • <em>A Brief History of the Cold War</em>
    8:10PM EDTA Brief History of the Cold WarLee Edwards, historian at the Heritage Foundation, sat down with Book TV…
  • <em>Science in the Soul</em>
    8:30PM EDTScience in the SoulBestselling author Richard Dawkins makes an argument for “the scientific way of…
  • <em>Alone</em>
    9:35PM EDTAloneMichael Korda, former editor-in-chief of Simon and Schuster, recalls the…
  • After Words with George Melloan
    10:00PM EDTAfter Words with George MelloanFormer Wall Street Journal writer and editor George Melloan describes the…
  • <em>Not a Day Care</em>
    11:00PM EDTNot a Day CareOklahoma Wesleyan University President Everett Piper argues in his book, Not a Daycare, that…
  • Sunday

  • <em>Losing the Enemy</em>
    12:00AM EDTLosing the EnemyTrita Parsi, president of the National Iranian American Council, looks at…
  • <em>Shame</em>
    1:15AM EDTShameBook TV interviewed Hoover Institution senior fellow, Shelby Steele, about his…
  • <em>Hunger</em>
    1:30AM EDTHungerRoxane Gay discusses her life, her body, and its impact on her life in her…
  • <em>How Trump Won</em>
    2:15AM EDTHow Trump WonBook TV sat down with Joel Pollak, senior editor-at-large at Breitbart, to…
  • <em>It's My Country Too</em>
    3:00AM EDTIt's My Country TooFormer Marine Corps officer, Tracy Crow, and former naval officer, Jerri Bell,…
  • <em>Machine, Platform, Crowd</em>
    4:00AM EDTMachine, Platform, CrowdIn their most recent book, Machine, Platform, Crowd, MIT’s Andrew McAfee and…
  • <em>Principles of a Pluralist Commonwealth</em>
    5:15AM EDTPrinciples of a Pluralist CommonwealthGar Alperovitz, former University of Maryland professor and co-founder of…
  • <em>Tough Sell</em>
    6:30AM EDTTough SellTom Basile, Forbes opinion writer and former senior press advisor to the CPA in…
  • <em>Obama</em>
    7:30AM EDTObamaPete Souza, chief official White House photographer for President Obama,…
  • <em>Obama</em>
    7:50AM EDTObamaNew York Times Chief White House Correspondent Peter Baker examines the…
  • <em>They're Your Kids</em>
    9:00AM EDTThey're Your KidsSam Sorbo, host of the Sam Sorbo Show on Talk America Radio, talks about her…
  • <em>Unshackling America</em>
    9:30AM EDTUnshackling AmericaWillard Sterne Randall recalls America’s efforts to become financially…
  • <em>Policing the Black Man</em>
    10:30AM EDTPolicing the Black ManAmerican University law professor Angela Davis explores the U.S. criminal…
  • After Words with Milo Yiannopoulos
    12:00PM EDTAfter Words with Milo YiannopoulosJournalist Milo Yiannopoulos discusses his book, Dangerous which explores free…
  • <em>Acting White?</em>
    1:00PM EDTActing White?Book TV visited UCLA to interview professors about their recently…
  • <em>Going Deep</em>
    1:20PM EDTGoing DeepLawrence Goldstone recalls the life of John Philip Howard, inventor of the…
  • <em>Be Free or Die</em>
    2:30PM EDTBe Free or DieCate Lineberry, former staff writer and editor for National Geographic
  • <em>Deep Thinking</em>
    3:40PM EDTDeep ThinkingChess player Garry Kasparov talks about the future of artificial…
  • <em>Shame</em>
    4:45PM EDTShameBook TV interviewed Hoover Institution senior fellow, Shelby Steele, about his…
  • <em>Sea Power</em>
    5:00PM EDTSea PowerAdm. James Stavridis (Ret.), former NATO Supreme Allied Commander, talks about…
  • Interview with Carla Hayden
    5:50PM EDTInterview with Carla HaydenAn interview with Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden about the upcoming…
  • Conversation with Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden
    6:00PM EDTConversation with Librarian of Congress Carla HaydenFrom the 2017 Mississippi Book Festival, the Librarian of Congress, Dr.…
  • <em>Not a Day Care</em>
    7:00PM EDTNot a Day CareOklahoma Wesleyan University President Everett Piper argues in his book, Not a Daycare, that…
  • <em>Losing the Enemy</em>
    7:50PM EDTLosing the EnemyTrita Parsi, president of the National Iranian American Council, looks at…
  • After Words with George Melloan
    9:00PM EDTAfter Words with George MelloanFormer Wall Street Journal writer and editor George Melloan describes the…
  • <em>The Ends of the World</em>
    10:00PM EDTThe Ends of the WorldScience journalist Peter Brannen discusses the sixth extinction by…
  • <em>Science in the Soul</em>
    10:45PM EDTScience in the SoulBestselling author Richard Dawkins makes an argument for “the scientific way of…
  • Monday

  • After Words with George Melloan
    12:00AM EDTAfter Words with George MelloanFormer Wall Street Journal writer and editor George Melloan describes the…
  • <em>Acting White?</em>
    1:00AM EDTActing White?Book TV visited UCLA to interview professors about their recently…
  • Race In America
    1:20AM EDTRace In AmericaApril Ryan, Washington Bureau chief for American Urban Radio Networks and author…
  • After Words with George Melloan
    3:00AM EDTAfter Words with George MelloanFormer Wall Street Journal writer and editor George Melloan describes the…
  • <em>The Grouchy Historian</em>
    4:00AM EDTThe Grouchy HistorianActor Ed Asner talks about his book, The Grouchy Historian: An Old-Time…
  • <em>Cassandra in Oz</em>
    4:15AM EDTCassandra in OzConrad Crane, retired Army officer and former professor of history at West…
  • <em>What Is Slavery?</em>
    5:20AM EDTWhat Is Slavery?Brenda Stevenson talks about her book, What is Slavery?.
  • <em>The Operator</em>
    6:00AM EDTThe OperatorRobert O’Neill talks about his military career and some of the 400…
  • <em>Gerry Studds</em>
    7:00AM EDTGerry StuddsMark Robert Schneider recounts the life of former Massachusetts…
  • Interview with Carla Hayden
    7:50AM EDTInterview with Carla HaydenAn interview with Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden about the upcoming…
  • 8:30PM EDTSummer Reading with Senator Angus KingSenator Angus King (I-ME) answers the question “What are you reading this…
  • <em>The American Spirit</em>
    8:32PM EDTThe American SpiritPulitzer Prize-winning historian David McCullough presents a collection of…
  • 10:10PM EDTSummer Reading with Representative Jim JordanRepresentative Jim Jordan (R-OH) answers the question “What are you reading this…
  • 10:15PM EDTSummer Reading with Representative Linda SanchezRepresentative Linda Sanchez (D-CA) answers the question “What are you reading…
  • <em>Churchill and Orwell</em>
    10:20PM EDTChurchill and OrwellThomas Ricks, contributing editor of Foreign Policy magazine, talks about…
  • 11:07PM EDTSummer Reading with Senator Ben SasseSenator Ben Sasse (R-NE) answers the question “What are you reading this…
  • 11:10PM EDTSummer Reading with Senator Angus KingSenator Angus King (I-ME) answers the question “What are you reading this…
  • <em>The American Spirit</em>
    11:15PM EDTThe American SpiritPulitzer Prize-winning historian David McCullough presents a collection of…
  • Tuesday

  • 12:52AM EDTSummer Reading with Representative Jim JordanRepresentative Jim Jordan (R-OH) answers the question “What are you reading this…
  • 1:00AM EDTSummer Reading with Representative Linda SanchezRepresentative Linda Sanchez (D-CA) answers the question “What are you reading…
  • <em>Churchill and Orwell</em>
    1:05AM EDTChurchill and OrwellThomas Ricks, contributing editor of Foreign Policy magazine, talks about…
  • 1:52AM EDTSummer Reading with Senator Ben SasseSenator Ben Sasse (R-NE) answers the question “What are you reading this…

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