Q&A Schedule

Week of February 17 through February 24

All times and durations are subject to change

Saturday, February 18
8:02 AM EST on C-SPANApprox. 29 min. LIVE Petition to Impeach President TrumpKimberly Atkins; Norman SolomonNorman Solomon talked about the petition sent to Congress by RootsAction that week calling for an ... Norman Solomon talked about the petition sent to Congress by RootsAction that week calling for an investigation for impeachment of President Trump. 8:35 AM EST on C-SPANApprox. 24 min. LIVE Whistleblower ProtectionsGeoff Bennett; Elizabeth HempowiczElizabeth Hempowicz of the Project on Government Oversight discussed the rights of and current ... Elizabeth Hempowicz of the Project on Government Oversight discussed the rights of and current protections afforded to whistleblowers. 8:59 AM EST on C-SPANApprox. 1 min. Presidential Historians Survey 2017Peter SlenSome highlights were given of the 2017 Presidential Historians Survey just released by C-SPAN. Some highlights were given of the 2017 Presidential Historians Survey just released by C-SPAN.
9:01 AM EST on C-SPANApprox. 35 min. LIVE Oren Cass on President Trump's Climate AgendaGeoff Bennett; Oren CassNational Review Contributor Oren Cass talked by video from New York City about his piece ... National Review Contributor Oren Cass talked by video from New York City about his piece “Trump the Climate-Slayer” which appeared in the December 2016 issue of National Review.

This program was part of a “Washington Journal” series highlighting recent magazine articles.

The program concluded with a video clip of Vice President Pence speaking earlier that day at the Munich Security Conference in Germany.
9:37 AM EST on C-SPANApprox. 22 min. LIVE Open PhonesGeoff BennettTelephone lines were open for Republican viewers only to comment on the question: “Your ... Telephone lines were open for Republican viewers only to comment on the question: “Your grade of President Trump and Congress?”

Video clips were shown of: Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) on Hannity on Fox News Channel February 16, 2017, and of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and President Trump the previous day.
10:02 AM EST on C-SPANApprox. 1 hr. 52 min. Government Waste, Fraud, and MismanagementEugene "Gene" L. Dodaro; Michael Missal; John Roth; John H. Thompson; Tom Carper; Kamala D. Harris; Heidi Heitkamp; Ron Johnson; James Lankford; Claire McCaskill; Rand Paul M.D.; Rob Portman; Jon TesterComptroller General Gene Dodaro testified before the Senate Homeland Security Committee on his ... Comptroller General Gene Dodaro testified before the Senate Homeland Security Committee on his agency’s report highlighting government programs that, in their assessment, are “high-risk” due to waste, fraud and abuse. The 2017 report identified three new areas that include federal environmental liabilities, management of Indian programs, and the 2020 Census. Mr. Dodaro said many “high-risk” designations from the 2015 list showed improvement, and that the area of terrorism-related information management was no longer considered “high-risk.” Other witnesses included the inspectors general Veterans Affairs and Homeland Security Departments.
11:54 AM EST on C-SPANApprox. President Trump and Canadian Prime Minister Trudeau AppearanceDonald J. TrumpPresident Trump and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau were seen leaving the Oval Office after ... President Trump and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau were seen leaving the Oval Office after a meeting. 11:55 AM EST on C-SPANApprox. 26 min. U.S.-Canadian RelationsJustin Trudeau; Donald J. TrumpPresident Donald Trump and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau held a joint news conference in ... President Donald Trump and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau held a joint news conference in the East Room of the White House. This was Prime Minister Trudeau’s first time meeting with President Trump since he took office. The two leaders reaffirmed their commitment to trade and immigration and announced the creation of the Council for the Advancement of Women Entrepreneurs and Business Leaders. When asked about the Syrian refugee crisis and President Trump’s executive order on refugees and immigrants, Prime Minister Trudeau said he would not lecture another country on how to govern, and that Canada would continue to push policies of openness to serve as a positive example in the world. 12:22 PM EST on C-SPANApprox. 7 min. Treasury Secretary Swearing-in CeremonySteven T. Mnuchin; Mike Pence; Donald J. TrumpPresident Donald Trump spoke at the swearing-in ceremony of Steven Mnuchin as treasury secretary, ... President Donald Trump spoke at the swearing-in ceremony of Steven Mnuchin as treasury secretary, which was conducted by Vice President Pence. Secretary Mnuchin then made remarks.
12:29 PM EST on C-SPANApprox. 1 min. LIVE News of the DayAn update was given on news of the day. An update was given on news of the day. 12:32 PM EST on C-SPANApprox. 30 min. House Democrats on U.S. Policy Toward RussiaEliot Engel; Steny Hoyer; Adam B. SchiffHouse Minority Whip Steny Hoyer (D-MD), House Intelligence Committee Ranking Member Adam Schiff ... House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer (D-MD), House Intelligence Committee Ranking Member Adam Schiff (D-CA), and House Foreign Affairs Committee Ranking Member Eliot Engel (D-NY) held a news conference on legislation to impose sanctions on Russia. 1:02 PM EST on C-SPANApprox. LIVE News of the DayAn update was given on news of the day. An update was given on news of the day.
1:03 PM EST on C-SPANApprox. 1 min. Presidential Historians Survey 2017Peter SlenSome highlights were given of the 2017 Presidential Historians Survey just released by C-SPAN. Some highlights were given of the 2017 Presidential Historians Survey just released by C-SPAN. 1:05 PM EST on C-SPANApprox. 27 min. Affordable Care Act Replacement BillDave Brat; Tom Garrett Jr.; Jody B. Hice; Jim Jordan; Mark Meadows; Rand Paul M.D.; Mark Sanford Jr.Members of the House Freedom Caucus announced their support for the bill proposed by ... Members of the House Freedom Caucus announced their support for the bill proposed by Representative Mark Sanford (R-SC) to replace the Affordable Care Act. They were joined by Senator Rand Paul (R-KY), who had offered a companion bill in the Senate. The members explained that the legislation would, among other provisions, allow for increased health savings account options, provide tax credits for buying health care, and remove restictions put in place by the Affordable Care Act on the types of plans insurers were able to offer. 1:35 PM EST on C-SPANApprox. 1 hr. 34 min. Veterans Affairs Claims ProcessingRonald Burke; Willie Clark; Ryan M. Gallucci; Zach Hearn; Thomas "Tom" J. Murphy; Tim Walz; Kelsey Yoon; Jack Bergman; Mike Bost; Julia Brownley; Mike Coffman; Elizabeth Esty; Mark A. TakanoWitnesses that included Department of Veterans Affair officials and representatives from veterans ... Witnesses that included Department of Veterans Affair officials and representatives from veterans advocacy groups testified at a hearing on expediting the claims and appeals process for veterans. Concerns over whether the workload system and its ability to reduce the claims processing backlog dominated most of the discussion. The witnesses also provided feedback on the VA’s National Work Queue (NQW) system.
3:09 PM EST on C-SPANApprox. 2 min. Russian Cyber OperationsBen Buchanan; Fiona Hill; Joseph S. Nye Jr.; David E. Sanger; Michael SulmeyerPanelists discussed Russian cyber intelligence operations and hacking.

“Russian ...
Panelists discussed Russian cyber intelligence operations and hacking.

“Russian Cyber Operations: 2017 and Beyond” was held by Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government in the Littauer Building’s Malkin Penthouse.
3:12 PM EST on C-SPANApprox. 1 hr. 18 min. Future of AfghanistanPeter L. Bergen; Ioannis Koskinas; Hamdullah MohibAfghanistan Ambassador to the U.S. Hamdullah Mohib discussed the relationship between the U.S. and ... Afghanistan Ambassador to the U.S. Hamdullah Mohib discussed the relationship between the U.S. and Afghanistan. Ambassador Mohib’s said that the country’s top priorities included rooting out corruption in the government and stopping the narcotics trade to end an important funding source for the Taliban. 4:30 PM EST on C-SPANApprox. 3 min. Preview of President Trump's Rally in FloridaKimberly Atkins; David A. GrahamDavid Graham reported by telephone to preview President Trump’s first rally since taking ... David Graham reported by telephone to preview President Trump’s first rally since taking office, happening that afternoon in Orlando, Florida. He discussed why the event was happening and explained why it was categorized as a campaign event.
4:35 PM EST on C-SPANApprox. 1 min. Presidential Historians Survey 2017Peter SlenSome highlights were given of the 2017 Presidential Historians Survey just released by C-SPAN. Some highlights were given of the 2017 Presidential Historians Survey just released by C-SPAN. 4:37 PM EST on C-SPANApprox. U.S.-Turkey RelationsWhile attending the Munich Security Conference in Germany, Vice President Pence met with several ... While attending the Munich Security Conference in Germany, Vice President Pence met with several world leaders including Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim. They posed for pictures before the start of their meeting. 4:37 PM EST on C-SPANApprox. 21 min. Vice President Pence Remarks at Munich Security ConferenceMike PenceVice President Pence delivered his first major foreign policy speech since taking office at the ... Vice President Pence delivered his first major foreign policy speech since taking office at the annual Munich Security Conference in Germany. He talked about the U.S.-transatlantic relationship and urged European allies to share the burden in the fight against terrorism through NATO. On Russia, the vice president stressed that the U.S. would continue to hold Russia accountable even as the administration searched for common ground.
5:01 PM EST on C-SPANApprox. 3 min. Preview of President Trump's Rally in FloridaKimberly Atkins; David A. GrahamDavid Graham reported by telephone to preview President Trump’s first rally since taking ... David Graham reported by telephone to preview President Trump’s first rally since taking office, happening that afternoon in Orlando, Florida. He discussed why the event was happening and explained why it was categorized as a campaign event. 5:05 PM EST on C-SPANApprox. 23 min. Whistleblower ProtectionsGeoff Bennett; Elizabeth HempowiczElizabeth Hempowicz of the Project on Government Oversight discussed the rights of and current ... Elizabeth Hempowicz of the Project on Government Oversight discussed the rights of and current protections afforded to whistleblowers. 5:29 PM EST on C-SPANApprox. 12 min. Open PhonesGeoff BennettTelephone lines were open for Republican viewers only to comment on the question: “Your ... Telephone lines were open for Republican viewers only to comment on the question: “Your grade of President Trump and Congress?”

Video clips were shown of: Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) on Hannity on Fox News Channel February 16, 2017, and of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and President Trump the previous day.
5:42 PM EST on C-SPANApprox. 52 min. LIVE President Trump Rally in Melbourne, FloridaGene Huber; Donald J. Trump; Melania TrumpPresident Trump was introduced by first lady Melania Trump at a rally at the Orlando-Melbourne ... President Trump was introduced by first lady Melania Trump at a rally at the Orlando-Melbourne International Airport in Florida. He talked about several of his administration’s initiatives that were among his 2016 campaign pledges such as border security, repealing and replacing the health care law, rebuilding the military, and defeating ISIL. He criticized the court ruling that stopped the implementation of his executive order on immigration and attacked the media for its coverage saying he wanted to speak to his supporters without the filter of “fake news.” In referring to problems with immigration he spoke about something “happening last night in Sweden.” The reference -- which appeared to be a reference to a non-existent terrorist attack -- was to a Fox News report the previous night about crimes committed by immigrants in Sweden. The president also welcomed to the stage one of his supporters in the area who told reporters that he had been waiting in line for the rally since 4 a.m. 6:36 PM EST on C-SPANApprox. 30 min. Communicators with Gordon SmithAmir Nasr; Peter Slen; Gordon H. SmithNational Association of Broadcasters president Gordon Smith talked about the future of television ... National Association of Broadcasters president Gordon Smith talked about the future of television as the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) entered the final round of spectrum auctions and as a new FCC Chair Ajit Paiunder weighs changes to the communications landscape. Other topics included media ownership rules, radio royalties, media mergers, and what he hoped the 115th Congress would do. 7:07 PM EST on C-SPANApprox. 2 min. Weekly Presidential AddressDonald J. TrumpIn his weekly address President Trump talked about his activities during the past week. In his weekly address President Trump talked about his activities during the past week.
7:10 PM EST on C-SPANApprox. 3 min. Weekly Democratic AddressTammy DuckworthSenator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) delivered the weekly Democratic address. She gave her reactions to ... Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) delivered the weekly Democratic address. She gave her reactions to President Trump’s activities. 7:15 PM EST on C-SPANApprox. 1 min. Russian Cyber OperationsBen Buchanan; Fiona Hill; Joseph S. Nye Jr.; David E. Sanger; Michael SulmeyerPanelists discussed Russian cyber intelligence operations and hacking.

“Russian ...
Panelists discussed Russian cyber intelligence operations and hacking.

“Russian Cyber Operations: 2017 and Beyond” was held by Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government in the Littauer Building’s Malkin Penthouse.
7:17 PM EST on C-SPANApprox. 39 min. German Chancellor Merkel Remarks at Munich Security ConferenceWolfgang Ischinger; Angela MerkelGerman Chancellor Angela Merkel addressed the annual Munich Security Conference in Germany. She ... German Chancellor Angela Merkel addressed the annual Munich Security Conference in Germany. She talked about the ongoing conflict between Russia and Ukraine saying Western nations must protect the principle of territorial integrity. Other issues she discussed included NATO spending, the international fight against Islamic terrorism, and strengthening global financial institutions. Following her remarks, she answered questions from audience members.

Simultaneous translation into English.
7:58 PM EST on C-SPANApprox. 1 min. Presidential Historians Survey 2017Peter SlenSome highlights were given of the 2017 Presidential Historians Survey just released by C-SPAN. Some highlights were given of the 2017 Presidential Historians Survey just released by C-SPAN. 8:00 PM EST on C-SPANApprox. 1 hr. 30 min. Russian Cyber OperationsBen Buchanan; Fiona Hill; Joseph S. Nye Jr.; David E. Sanger; Michael SulmeyerPanelists discussed Russian cyber intelligence operations and hacking.

“Russian ...
Panelists discussed Russian cyber intelligence operations and hacking.

“Russian Cyber Operations: 2017 and Beyond” was held by Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government in the Littauer Building’s Malkin Penthouse.
9:30 PM EST on C-SPANApprox. 1 min. Presidential Historians Survey 2017Peter SlenSome highlights were given of the 2017 Presidential Historians Survey just released by C-SPAN. Some highlights were given of the 2017 Presidential Historians Survey just released by C-SPAN.
9:32 PM EST on C-SPANApprox. 54 min. President Trump Rally in Melbourne, FloridaGene Huber; Donald J. Trump; Melania TrumpPresident Trump was introduced by first lady Melania Trump at a rally at the Orlando-Melbourne ... President Trump was introduced by first lady Melania Trump at a rally at the Orlando-Melbourne International Airport in Florida. He talked about several of his administration’s initiatives that were among his 2016 campaign pledges such as border security, repealing and replacing the health care law, rebuilding the military, and defeating ISIL. He criticized the court ruling that stopped the implementation of his executive order on immigration and attacked the media for its coverage saying he wanted to speak to his supporters without the filter of “fake news.” In referring to problems with immigration he spoke about something “happening last night in Sweden.” The reference -- which appeared to be a reference to a non-existent terrorist attack -- was to a Fox News report the previous night about crimes committed by immigrants in Sweden. The president also welcomed to the stage one of his supporters in the area who told reporters that he had been waiting in line for the rally since 4 a.m. 10:28 PM EST on C-SPANApprox. 1 min. Justice Ginsburg on a Meaningful LifePersis Drell; Ruth Bader Ginsburg; Jane ShawU.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg talked about her life and career during the annual ... U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg talked about her life and career during the annual “Rathbun Lecture on a Meaningful Life.” After her speech, she was interviewed by Dean Shaw and responded to questions from the students in the audience about the constitution, women’s rights, the Supreme Court confirmation process, civil discourse, and her thoughts on society’s core values. 10:30 PM EST on C-SPANApprox. 33 min. Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov Remarks at Munich Security ConferenceWolfgang Ischinger; Sergey LavrovAt the annual Munich Security Conference in Germany, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov talked ... At the annual Munich Security Conference in Germany, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov talked about future relations with Europe and the U.S. and called on a new post-West world order. He also pushed back against claims that Russia interfered in the U.S. presidential election, saying he needed to see facts. Following his remarks, he answered a few questions from members of the audience.

Voice over translation into English.
11:04 PM EST on C-SPANApprox. 1 hr. 30 min. Russian Cyber OperationsBen Buchanan; Fiona Hill; Joseph S. Nye Jr.; David E. Sanger; Michael SulmeyerPanelists discussed Russian cyber intelligence operations and hacking.

“Russian ...
Panelists discussed Russian cyber intelligence operations and hacking.

“Russian Cyber Operations: 2017 and Beyond” was held by Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government in the Littauer Building’s Malkin Penthouse.
Sunday, February 19
12:37 AM EST on C-SPANApprox. 54 min. President Trump Rally in Melbourne, FloridaGene Huber; Donald J. Trump; Melania TrumpPresident Trump was introduced by first lady Melania Trump at a rally at the Orlando-Melbourne ... President Trump was introduced by first lady Melania Trump at a rally at the Orlando-Melbourne International Airport in Florida. He talked about several of his administration’s initiatives that were among his 2016 campaign pledges such as border security, repealing and replacing the health care law, rebuilding the military, and defeating ISIL. He criticized the court ruling that stopped the implementation of his executive order on immigration and attacked the media for its coverage saying he wanted to speak to his supporters without the filter of “fake news.” In referring to problems with immigration he spoke about something “happening last night in Sweden.” The reference -- which appeared to be a reference to a non-existent terrorist attack -- was to a Fox News report the previous night about crimes committed by immigrants in Sweden. The president also welcomed to the stage one of his supporters in the area who told reporters that he had been waiting in line for the rally since 4 a.m. 1:34 AM EST on C-SPANApprox. 1 min. Justice Ginsburg on a Meaningful LifePersis Drell; Ruth Bader Ginsburg; Jane ShawU.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg talked about her life and career during the annual ... U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg talked about her life and career during the annual “Rathbun Lecture on a Meaningful Life.” After her speech, she was interviewed by Dean Shaw and responded to questions from the students in the audience about the constitution, women’s rights, the Supreme Court confirmation process, civil discourse, and her thoughts on society’s core values. 1:35 AM EST on C-SPANApprox. Vice President Pence Meeting with BonoAt the Munich Security Conference in Germany, Vice President Mike Pence was seen holding an ... At the Munich Security Conference in Germany, Vice President Mike Pence was seen holding an impromptu meeting with U2 singer Bono. During the brief photo-op with reporters and photographers, the singer noted the vice president’s support to provide AIDS medication to African nations when he was a member of Congress.
1:35 AM EST on C-SPANApprox. 21 min. Vice President Pence Remarks at Munich Security ConferenceMike PenceVice President Pence delivered his first major foreign policy speech since taking office at the ... Vice President Pence delivered his first major foreign policy speech since taking office at the annual Munich Security Conference in Germany. He talked about the U.S.-transatlantic relationship and urged European allies to share the burden in the fight against terrorism through NATO. On Russia, the vice president stressed that the U.S. would continue to hold Russia accountable even as the administration searched for common ground. 1:58 AM EST on C-SPANApprox. 2 hr. 37 min. Monetary Policy and the EconomyJanet L. Yellen; Sherrod Brown; Bob Corker; Catherine Cortez Masto; Tom Cotton; Mike Crapo; Joe Donnelly; Heidi Heitkamp; Dean Heller; John Neely Kennedy; Bob Menendez; Jack Reed; Mike Rounds; Brian E. Schatz; Tim Scott; Richard C. Shelby; Thom Tillis; Pat Toomey; Chris Van Hollen; Elizabeth WarrenFederal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen testified before the Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs ... Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen testified before the Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committee on her semiannual report on the U.S. economic outlook for the year and the future of monetary policy. She said the Federal Open Market Committee could raise rates at its March 2017 and future meetings, stressing that doing so was dependent on economic indicators and analysis. 4:37 AM EST on C-SPANApprox. 2 min. Weekly Presidential AddressDonald J. TrumpIn his weekly address President Trump talked about his activities during the past week. In his weekly address President Trump talked about his activities during the past week.
4:40 AM EST on C-SPANApprox. 3 min. Weekly Democratic AddressTammy DuckworthSenator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) delivered the weekly Democratic address. She gave her reactions to ... Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) delivered the weekly Democratic address. She gave her reactions to President Trump’s activities. 4:47 AM EST on C-SPANApprox. 39 min. German Chancellor Merkel Remarks at Munich Security ConferenceWolfgang Ischinger; Angela MerkelGerman Chancellor Angela Merkel addressed the annual Munich Security Conference in Germany. She ... German Chancellor Angela Merkel addressed the annual Munich Security Conference in Germany. She talked about the ongoing conflict between Russia and Ukraine saying Western nations must protect the principle of territorial integrity. Other issues she discussed included NATO spending, the international fight against Islamic terrorism, and strengthening global financial institutions. Following her remarks, she answered questions from audience members.

Simultaneous translation into English.
5:26 AM EST on C-SPANApprox. 33 min. Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov Remarks at Munich Security ConferenceWolfgang Ischinger; Sergey LavrovAt the annual Munich Security Conference in Germany, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov talked ... At the annual Munich Security Conference in Germany, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov talked about future relations with Europe and the U.S. and called on a new post-West world order. He also pushed back against claims that Russia interfered in the U.S. presidential election, saying he needed to see facts. Following his remarks, he answered a few questions from members of the audience.

Voice over translation into English.
6:03 AM EST on C-SPANApprox. 54 min. President Trump Rally in Melbourne, FloridaGene Huber; Donald J. Trump; Melania TrumpPresident Trump was introduced by first lady Melania Trump at a rally at the Orlando-Melbourne ... President Trump was introduced by first lady Melania Trump at a rally at the Orlando-Melbourne International Airport in Florida. He talked about several of his administration’s initiatives that were among his 2016 campaign pledges such as border security, repealing and replacing the health care law, rebuilding the military, and defeating ISIL. He criticized the court ruling that stopped the implementation of his executive order on immigration and attacked the media for its coverage saying he wanted to speak to his supporters without the filter of “fake news.” In referring to problems with immigration he spoke about something “happening last night in Sweden.” The reference -- which appeared to be a reference to a non-existent terrorist attack -- was to a Fox News report the previous night about crimes committed by immigrants in Sweden. The president also welcomed to the stage one of his supporters in the area who told reporters that he had been waiting in line for the rally since 4 a.m. 7:00 AM EST on C-SPANApprox. 1 hr. 10 min. LIVE Open PhonesBill ScanlanTelephone lines were open for viewer calls and social media comments on a question related to ... Telephone lines were open for viewer calls and social media comments on a question related to President Trump’s accusations about the media via Twitter, at a rally in Florida previous day, and at a Febrary 16 news conference: “Is the media the enemy of the people?” 7:00 AM EST on C-SPANApprox. 55 min. Kentucky State of the Commonwealth AddressMatthew G. BevinGovernor Matt Bevin (R-KY) delivered the annual state of the commonwealth address in the Kentucky ... Governor Matt Bevin (R-KY) delivered the annual state of the commonwealth address in the Kentucky House Chamber in Frankfort. His top priorities included eliminating common core education initiatives started during the Obama administration and creating more charter schools in the state.
8:10 AM EST on C-SPANApprox. 1 hr. 25 min. LIVE C-SPAN's Historians Survey of Presidential LeadershipDouglas "Doug" G. Brinkley; Edna Greene Medford; Richard Norton Smith; Bill ScanlanHistorians Richard Norton Smith, Douglas Brinkley and Edna Greene Medford talked about the results ... Historians Richard Norton Smith, Douglas Brinkley and Edna Greene Medford talked about the results of C-SPAN’s third Historians Survey on Presidential Leadership, in which a cross-section of presidential historians ranked the 43 former occupants of the White House on ten attributes of leadership. 9:36 AM EST on C-SPANApprox. 24 min. LIVE Open PhonesBill ScanlanTelephone lines were open for viewer calls and social media comments on news of the day. Telephone lines were open for viewer calls and social media comments on news of the day. 10:00 AM EST on C-SPANApprox. 33 min. Newsmakers with Representative Joe CrowleyJoe Crowley; Mike DeBonis; Mike Lillis; Susan SwainHouse Democratic Caucus Chair Joe Crowley (D-NY) talked about his concerns about President Trump ... House Democratic Caucus Chair Joe Crowley (D-NY) talked about his concerns about President Trump and the “soul searching” House Democrats were doing as they worked out what issues they should stress after their 2016 election losses. Topics included his party’s efforts to oppose President Trump, calls for a congressional investigation into former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn and other Trump aides' discussions with Russian officials, recent immigration enforcement raids, and congressional battles over the Affordable Care Act. After the interview the reporters discussed his responses with the host.
10:35 AM EST on C-SPANApprox. 48 min. U.S. Ambassador to Israel Confirmation HearingDavid Friedman; Lindsey Graham; Joe Lieberman; Cory Booker; Ben Cardin; Chris Coons; Bob Corker; Jeff Flake; Cory Gardner; Ron Johnson; Tim Kaine; Edward J. Markey; Bob Menendez; Christopher "Chris" S. Murphy; Rand Paul M.D.; Rob Portman; Jim Risch; Marco Rubio; Jeanne Shaheen; Tom Udall; Todd YoungDavid Friedman testified at a Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing on his nomination to be ... David Friedman testified at a Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing on his nomination to be U.S. ambassador to Israel. Mr. Friedman, a bankruptcy attorney, advised President Trump during the 2016 presidential campaign and with past bankruptcy proceedings. He told committee members he regrets the “inflammatory rhetoric” used during the campaign and promised to be “respectful and measured” if confirmed. Democratic members voiced their concerns throughout the hearing about Mr. Friedman’s critical language about President Obama, Senate Democrats, State Department diplomats, and J Street, a liberal Jewish advocacy group. In addition, he addressed the Middle East peace process, saying he supports a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and would not campaign for Israel’s annexation of the West Bank. 11:24 AM EST on C-SPANApprox. 1 hr. 53 min. U.S. Ambassador to Israel Confirmation HearingDavid Friedman; Lindsey Graham; Joe Lieberman; Cory Booker; Ben Cardin; Chris Coons; Bob Corker; Jeff Flake; Cory Gardner; Ron Johnson; Tim Kaine; Edward J. Markey; Bob Menendez; Christopher "Chris" S. Murphy; Rand Paul M.D.; Rob Portman; Jim Risch; Marco Rubio; Jeanne Shaheen; Tom Udall; Todd YoungDavid Friedman testified at a Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing on his nomination to be ... David Friedman testified at a Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing on his nomination to be U.S. ambassador to Israel. Mr. Friedman, a bankruptcy attorney, advised President Trump during the 2016 presidential campaign and with past bankruptcy proceedings. He told committee members he regrets the “inflammatory rhetoric” used during the campaign and promised to be “respectful and measured” if confirmed. Democratic members voiced their concerns throughout the hearing about Mr. Friedman’s critical language about President Obama, Senate Democrats, State Department diplomats, and J Street, a liberal Jewish advocacy group. In addition, he addressed the Middle East peace process, saying he supports a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and would not campaign for Israel’s annexation of the West Bank. 1:18 PM EST on C-SPANApprox. LIVE News of the DayAn update was given on news of the day. An update was given on news of the day.
1:19 PM EST on C-SPANApprox. 1 min. Senator John McCain of Freedom of the PressJohn S. McCain III; Chuck ToddSenator John McCain (R-AZ) spoke about the dangers of suppressing a free press.

This ...
Senator John McCain (R-AZ) spoke about the dangers of suppressing a free press.

This was a brief portion of his remote interview from Munich, Germany, with Chuck Todd on NBC’s “Meet the Press.”
1:20 PM EST on C-SPANApprox. Representative Adam Schiff on Freedom of the PressAdam B. SchiffRepresentative Adam Schiff (D-CA) talked about President Trump’s attacks on the ... Representative Adam Schiff (D-CA) talked about President Trump’s attacks on the media.

This was a brief portion of a remote interview from Munich, Germany, with Jonathan Karl on ABC’s “This Week.”
1:21 PM EST on C-SPANApprox. Senator Rand Paul on Media BiasRand Paul M.D.Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) talked about media bias.

This was a brief portion of an ...
Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) talked about media bias.

This was a brief portion of an interview with Jonathan Karl on ABC’s “This Week.”
1:21 PM EST on C-SPANApprox. 1 min. Reince Priebus on Media BiasJohn Dickerson; Reince PriebusWhite House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus talked about media bias.

This was a brief ...
White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus talked about media bias.

This was a brief portion of a recorded remote interview with John Dickerson on CBS’s “Face the Nation.”
1:22 PM EST on C-SPANApprox. LIVE News of the DayAn update was given on news of the day. An update was given on news of the day. 1:24 PM EST on C-SPANApprox. 46 min. Human Trafficking and SlaveryAshton Kutcher; Elisa Massimino; John S. McCain III; Ben Cardin; Chris Coons; Bob Corker; Bob Menendez; Marco Rubio; Todd YoungActor Ashton Kutcher and Elisa Massimino from Human Rights First testified at a hearing on ways to ... Actor Ashton Kutcher and Elisa Massimino from Human Rights First testified at a hearing on ways to improve federal support for combating human trafficking and slavery. Mr. Kutcher, co-founder of the anti-human trafficking network Thorn: Digital Defenders of Children, talked about his organization’s efforts toward the release of trafficking and slavery victims. He also answered questions on the types of regulations, resources, and future anti-trafficking legislation that could help the government and private sector pressure international counterparts to fight slavery and criminal networks. Senators focused on anti-trafficking legislation they were working on, and asked the witnesses about ways to improve federal support for local- and state-level efforts, and to encourage such efforts abroad.
2:11 PM EST on C-SPANApprox. 1 hr. 1 min. Human Trafficking and SlaveryAshton Kutcher; Elisa Massimino; John S. McCain III; Ben Cardin; Chris Coons; Bob Corker; Bob Menendez; Marco Rubio; Todd YoungActor Ashton Kutcher and Elisa Massimino from Human Rights First testified at a hearing on ways to ... Actor Ashton Kutcher and Elisa Massimino from Human Rights First testified at a hearing on ways to improve federal support for combating human trafficking and slavery. Mr. Kutcher, co-founder of the anti-human trafficking network Thorn: Digital Defenders of Children, talked about his organization’s efforts toward the release of trafficking and slavery victims. He also answered questions on the types of regulations, resources, and future anti-trafficking legislation that could help the government and private sector pressure international counterparts to fight slavery and criminal networks. Senators focused on anti-trafficking legislation they were working on, and asked the witnesses about ways to improve federal support for local- and state-level efforts, and to encourage such efforts abroad. 3:13 PM EST on C-SPANApprox. 1 min. Justice Ginsburg on a Meaningful LifePersis Drell; Ruth Bader Ginsburg; Jane ShawU.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg talked about her life and career during the annual ... U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg talked about her life and career during the annual “Rathbun Lecture on a Meaningful Life.” After her speech, she was interviewed by Dean Shaw and responded to questions from the students in the audience about the constitution, women’s rights, the Supreme Court confirmation process, civil discourse, and her thoughts on society’s core values. 3:14 PM EST on C-SPANApprox. 1 min. Presidential Historians Survey 2017Peter SlenSome highlights were given of the 2017 Presidential Historians Survey just released by C-SPAN. Some highlights were given of the 2017 Presidential Historians Survey just released by C-SPAN.
3:16 PM EST on C-SPANApprox. LIVE News of the DayAn update was given on news of the day. An update was given on news of the day. 3:16 PM EST on C-SPANApprox. 7 min. Defense Secretary Mattis Comments to PressJames N. MattisSecretary James Mattis spoke with reporters during his first trip to the Middle East since being ... Secretary James Mattis spoke with reporters during his first trip to the Middle East since being confirmed as defense secretary. He talked about his meeting with the crown prince of Abu Dhabi, and ongoing efforts to combat ISIS* and the Taliban. He also answered questions on troop morale and the president’s recent comments about the media.

* The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), or DAISH/DAESH in Arabic is a militant group that has called itself the Islamic State.
3:25 PM EST on C-SPANApprox. 33 min. Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov Remarks at Munich Security ConferenceWolfgang Ischinger; Sergey LavrovAt the annual Munich Security Conference in Germany, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov talked ... At the annual Munich Security Conference in Germany, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov talked about future relations with Europe and the U.S. and called on a new post-West world order. He also pushed back against claims that Russia interfered in the U.S. presidential election, saying he needed to see facts. Following his remarks, he answered a few questions from members of the audience.

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3:59 PM EST on C-SPANApprox. 39 min. German Chancellor Merkel Remarks at Munich Security ConferenceWolfgang Ischinger; Angela MerkelGerman Chancellor Angela Merkel addressed the annual Munich Security Conference in Germany. She ... German Chancellor Angela Merkel addressed the annual Munich Security Conference in Germany. She talked about the ongoing conflict between Russia and Ukraine saying Western nations must protect the principle of territorial integrity. Other issues she discussed included NATO spending, the international fight against Islamic terrorism, and strengthening global financial institutions. Following her remarks, she answered questions from audience members.

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4:39 PM EST on C-SPANApprox. 1 hr. 18 min. President Trump News ConferenceDonald J. TrumpPresident Trump held a news conference to announce Alexander Acosta as his new labor secretary ... President Trump held a news conference to announce Alexander Acosta as his new labor secretary nominee following Andrew Puzder’s decision to withdraw from the process. Before taking questions, the president spoke at length about topics such as the first few weeks of his administration, jobs, his Supreme Court nominee, military spending, the margin of his Electoral College victory, and his proposal to build a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border. He said he would introduce a new executive order the following week that would “comprehensively protect our country.” He also criticized the media, saying “the level of dishonesty” in the press “is out of control.” Question topics included Michael Flynn’s resignation as national security adviser, leaks within his administration of classified information, and reported contacts between his advisers and Russia, which he called “fake news.” Several times, he brought up his presidential contest with former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. 5:58 PM EST on C-SPANApprox. 1 min. Presidential Historians Survey 2017Peter SlenSome highlights were given of the 2017 Presidential Historians Survey just released by C-SPAN. Some highlights were given of the 2017 Presidential Historians Survey just released by C-SPAN.
6:00 PM EST on C-SPANApprox. 32 min. Newsmakers with Representative Joe CrowleyJoe Crowley; Mike DeBonis; Mike Lillis; Susan SwainHouse Democratic Caucus Chair Joe Crowley (D-NY) talked about his concerns about President Trump ... House Democratic Caucus Chair Joe Crowley (D-NY) talked about his concerns about President Trump and the “soul searching” House Democrats were doing as they worked out what issues they should stress after their 2016 election losses. Topics included his party’s efforts to oppose President Trump, calls for a congressional investigation into former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn and other Trump aides' discussions with Russian officials, recent immigration enforcement raids, and congressional battles over the Affordable Care Act. After the interview the reporters discussed his responses with the host. 6:34 PM EST on C-SPANApprox. 1 min. Justice Ginsburg on a Meaningful LifePersis Drell; Ruth Bader Ginsburg; Jane ShawU.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg talked about her life and career during the annual ... U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg talked about her life and career during the annual “Rathbun Lecture on a Meaningful Life.” After her speech, she was interviewed by Dean Shaw and responded to questions from the students in the audience about the constitution, women’s rights, the Supreme Court confirmation process, civil discourse, and her thoughts on society’s core values. 6:35 PM EST on C-SPANApprox. 1 hr. 22 min. C-SPAN's Historians Survey of Presidential LeadershipDouglas "Doug" G. Brinkley; Edna Greene Medford; Richard Norton Smith; Bill ScanlanHistorians Richard Norton Smith, Douglas Brinkley and Edna Greene Medford talked about the results ... Historians Richard Norton Smith, Douglas Brinkley and Edna Greene Medford talked about the results of C-SPAN’s third Historians Survey on Presidential Leadership, in which a cross-section of presidential historians ranked the 43 former occupants of the White House on ten attributes of leadership.
8:00 PM EST on RadioApprox. 1 hr. Q&A with Barbara Feinman ToddBrian LambProfessor Barbara Feinman Todd talked about her book, Pretend I’m Not Here: How I Worked ... Professor Barbara Feinman Todd talked about her book, Pretend I’m Not Here: How I Worked with Three Newspaper Icons, One Powerful First Lady, and Still Managed to Dig Myself Out of the Washington Swamp. She shared stories about working as a researcher and ghostwriter for Hillary Clinton while she was first lady, journalists Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein, former Washington Post Ben Bradlee executive editor, former Senator Bob Kerrey (D-NE), and others. 8:00 PM EST on C-SPANApprox. 58 min. Q&A with Barbara Feinman ToddBrian LambProfessor Barbara Feinman Todd talked about her book, Pretend I’m Not Here: How I Worked ... Professor Barbara Feinman Todd talked about her book, Pretend I’m Not Here: How I Worked with Three Newspaper Icons, One Powerful First Lady, and Still Managed to Dig Myself Out of the Washington Swamp. She shared stories about working as a researcher and ghostwriter for Hillary Clinton while she was first lady, journalists Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein, former Washington Post Ben Bradlee executive editor, former Senator Bob Kerrey (D-NE), and others. 9:00 PM EST on C-SPANApprox. 1 hr. 27 min. Justice Ginsburg on a Meaningful LifePersis Drell; Ruth Bader Ginsburg; Jane ShawU.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg talked about her life and career during the annual ... U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg talked about her life and career during the annual “Rathbun Lecture on a Meaningful Life.” After her speech, she was interviewed by Dean Shaw and responded to questions from the students in the audience about the constitution, women’s rights, the Supreme Court confirmation process, civil discourse, and her thoughts on society’s core values.
10:29 PM EST on C-SPANApprox. Vice President Pence Arrival in BelgiumVice President Pence was in Brussels to meet with European leaders. He was greeted by Belgium ... Vice President Pence was in Brussels to meet with European leaders. He was greeted by Belgium Prime Minister Charles Michel when he arrived for dinner at the Domaine De Val Duchesse, an old mansion and estate in the Brussels municipality of Auderghem. 10:29 PM EST on C-SPANApprox. 21 min. Vice President Pence Remarks at Munich Security ConferenceMike PenceVice President Pence delivered his first major foreign policy speech since taking office at the ... Vice President Pence delivered his first major foreign policy speech since taking office at the annual Munich Security Conference in Germany. He talked about the U.S.-transatlantic relationship and urged European allies to share the burden in the fight against terrorism through NATO. On Russia, the vice president stressed that the U.S. would continue to hold Russia accountable even as the administration searched for common ground. 10:50 PM EST on C-SPANApprox. 7 min. Defense Secretary Mattis Comments to PressJames N. MattisSecretary James Mattis spoke with reporters during his first trip to the Middle East since being ... Secretary James Mattis spoke with reporters during his first trip to the Middle East since being confirmed as defense secretary. He talked about his meeting with the crown prince of Abu Dhabi, and ongoing efforts to combat ISIS* and the Taliban. He also answered questions on troop morale and the president’s recent comments about the media.

* The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), or DAISH/DAESH in Arabic is a militant group that has called itself the Islamic State.
11:00 PM EST on C-SPANApprox. 58 min. Q&A with Barbara Feinman ToddBrian LambProfessor Barbara Feinman Todd talked about her book, Pretend I’m Not Here: How I Worked ... Professor Barbara Feinman Todd talked about her book, Pretend I’m Not Here: How I Worked with Three Newspaper Icons, One Powerful First Lady, and Still Managed to Dig Myself Out of the Washington Swamp. She shared stories about working as a researcher and ghostwriter for Hillary Clinton while she was first lady, journalists Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein, former Washington Post Ben Bradlee executive editor, former Senator Bob Kerrey (D-NE), and others. 11:00 PM EST on RadioApprox. 1 hr. Q&A with Barbara Feinman ToddBrian LambProfessor Barbara Feinman Todd talked about her book, Pretend I’m Not Here: How I Worked ... Professor Barbara Feinman Todd talked about her book, Pretend I’m Not Here: How I Worked with Three Newspaper Icons, One Powerful First Lady, and Still Managed to Dig Myself Out of the Washington Swamp. She shared stories about working as a researcher and ghostwriter for Hillary Clinton while she was first lady, journalists Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein, former Washington Post Ben Bradlee executive editor, former Senator Bob Kerrey (D-NE), and others. 11:59 PM EST on C-SPANApprox. 1 hr. 27 min. Justice Ginsburg on a Meaningful LifePersis Drell; Ruth Bader Ginsburg; Jane ShawU.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg talked about her life and career during the annual ... U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg talked about her life and career during the annual “Rathbun Lecture on a Meaningful Life.” After her speech, she was interviewed by Dean Shaw and responded to questions from the students in the audience about the constitution, women’s rights, the Supreme Court confirmation process, civil discourse, and her thoughts on society’s core values.
Monday, February 20
1:29 AM EST on C-SPANApprox. 1 hr. 22 min. C-SPAN's Historians Survey of Presidential LeadershipDouglas "Doug" G. Brinkley; Edna Greene Medford; Richard Norton Smith; Bill ScanlanHistorians Richard Norton Smith, Douglas Brinkley and Edna Greene Medford talked about the results ... Historians Richard Norton Smith, Douglas Brinkley and Edna Greene Medford talked about the results of C-SPAN’s third Historians Survey on Presidential Leadership, in which a cross-section of presidential historians ranked the 43 former occupants of the White House on ten attributes of leadership. 2:54 AM EST on C-SPANApprox. 1 hr. 30 min. Journalism and National Security, Part 1Jeanne Meserve; Benjamin A. Powell; David E. Sanger; Sanford Ungar; Bob WoodwardPanelists examined the legacy of the 1971 publication of the Pentagon Papers, and how it changed ... Panelists examined the legacy of the 1971 publication of the Pentagon Papers, and how it changed the media’s relations with the government on issues of national security. Panelists also talked about how procedures for collecting and disseminating classified information have changed in the digital age.

The program was part of a Georgetown University Berkley Center for Religion, Peace and World Affairs discussion on changes in journalism since the Pentagon Papers in 1971, and the implications for national security leaks and sources in the digital age.
4:24 AM EST on C-SPANApprox. 1 hr. 31 min. Journalism and National Security, Part 2Martin "Marty" Baron; Ellen Gorman; Susan Hennessey; J. Patrick Rowan; Sanford UngarPanelists talked about recent leaks involving the Trump administration and relations between the ... Panelists talked about recent leaks involving the Trump administration and relations between the media and government on national security matters. Speakers included Washington Post Executive Editor Martin Baron, and Susan Hennessey who is a former attorney with the National Security Agency (NSA).

The program was part of a Georgetown University Berkley Center for Religion, Peace and World Affairs discussion on changes in journalism since the Pentagon Papers in 1971, and the implications for national security leaks and sources in the digital age.
5:00 AM EST on RadioApprox. 1 hr. Q&A with Barbara Feinman ToddBrian LambProfessor Barbara Feinman Todd talked about her book, Pretend I’m Not Here: How I Worked ... Professor Barbara Feinman Todd talked about her book, Pretend I’m Not Here: How I Worked with Three Newspaper Icons, One Powerful First Lady, and Still Managed to Dig Myself Out of the Washington Swamp. She shared stories about working as a researcher and ghostwriter for Hillary Clinton while she was first lady, journalists Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein, former Washington Post Ben Bradlee executive editor, former Senator Bob Kerrey (D-NE), and others. 5:58 AM EST on C-SPANApprox. 58 min. Q&A with Barbara Feinman ToddBrian LambProfessor Barbara Feinman Todd talked about her book, Pretend I’m Not Here: How I Worked ... Professor Barbara Feinman Todd talked about her book, Pretend I’m Not Here: How I Worked with Three Newspaper Icons, One Powerful First Lady, and Still Managed to Dig Myself Out of the Washington Swamp. She shared stories about working as a researcher and ghostwriter for Hillary Clinton while she was first lady, journalists Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein, former Washington Post Ben Bradlee executive editor, former Senator Bob Kerrey (D-NE), and others. 7:00 AM EST on C-SPANApprox. 59 min. LIVE Open PhonesSteve ScullyTelephone lines were open for viewer calls and social media comments on the question, “Who ... Telephone lines were open for viewer calls and social media comments on the question, “Who is your favorite president and why?”
7:00 AM EST on C-SPANApprox. 55 min. Kentucky State of the Commonwealth AddressMatthew G. BevinGovernor Matt Bevin (R-KY) delivered the annual state of the commonwealth address in the Kentucky ... Governor Matt Bevin (R-KY) delivered the annual state of the commonwealth address in the Kentucky House Chamber in Frankfort. His top priorities included eliminating common core education initiatives started during the Obama administration and creating more charter schools in the state. 7:59 AM EST on C-SPANApprox. 1 min. Presidential Historians Survey 2017Peter SlenSome highlights were given of the 2017 Presidential Historians Survey just released by C-SPAN. Some highlights were given of the 2017 Presidential Historians Survey just released by C-SPAN.