Q&A Schedule

Week of August 13 through August 20

All times and durations are subject to change

Sunday, August 13
8:00 PM EDT on C-SPANApprox. 59 min. Q&A with Paul ButlerPaul D. Butler; Brian LambProfessor Paul Butler talked Chokehold: Policing Black Men, his book on the American ... Professor Paul Butler talked Chokehold: Policing Black Men, his book on the American criminal justice system and its impact on African-American men. 8:00 PM EDT on RadioApprox. 1 hr. Q&A with Paul ButlerPaul D. Butler; Brian LambProfessor Paul Butler talked Chokehold: Policing Black Men, his book on the American ... Professor Paul Butler talked Chokehold: Policing Black Men, his book on the American criminal justice system and its impact on African-American men. 10:59 PM EDT on C-SPANApprox. 59 min. Q&A with Paul ButlerPaul D. Butler; Brian LambProfessor Paul Butler talked Chokehold: Policing Black Men, his book on the American ... Professor Paul Butler talked Chokehold: Policing Black Men, his book on the American criminal justice system and its impact on African-American men.
Monday, August 14
5:20 AM EDT on C-SPANApprox. 59 min. Q&A with Paul ButlerPaul D. Butler; Brian LambProfessor Paul Butler talked Chokehold: Policing Black Men, his book on the American ... Professor Paul Butler talked Chokehold: Policing Black Men, his book on the American criminal justice system and its impact on African-American men. 3:49 PM EDT on C-SPANApprox. 59 min. Q&A with Paul ButlerPaul D. Butler; Brian LambProfessor Paul Butler talked Chokehold: Policing Black Men, his book on the American ... Professor Paul Butler talked Chokehold: Policing Black Men, his book on the American criminal justice system and its impact on African-American men. 3:50 PM EDT on RadioApprox. 1 hr. Q&A with Paul ButlerPaul D. Butler; Brian LambProfessor Paul Butler talked Chokehold: Policing Black Men, his book on the American ... Professor Paul Butler talked Chokehold: Policing Black Men, his book on the American criminal justice system and its impact on African-American men.
Tuesday, August 15
4:50 AM EDT on RadioApprox. 1 hr. Q&A with Paul ButlerPaul D. Butler; Brian LambProfessor Paul Butler talked Chokehold: Policing Black Men, his book on the American ... Professor Paul Butler talked Chokehold: Policing Black Men, his book on the American criminal justice system and its impact on African-American men.
Saturday, August 19
8:00 AM EDT on C-SPANApprox. 36 min. LIVE Yasmeen Abutaleb on the Affordable Care ActYasmeen Abutaleb; Geoff BennettYasmeen Abutaleb talked about the Trump administration’s words and actions on paying for ... Yasmeen Abutaleb talked about the Trump administration’s words and actions on paying for cost-sharing reductions (CSR) given to low income Americans for insurance coverage purchased in the Affordable Care Act individual exchanges. Although the administration has continued making monthly CRS payments, the president has threatened to stop payments, which has created uncertainty among insurers and led to rate increases. A Congressional Budget Office report showed that health insurance premiums would be 20 percent higher in 2018 if CSRs do not continue. Ms. Abutaleb also discussed action to expect from Congress regarding the health care law when members return from their August recess. 8:39 AM EDT on C-SPANApprox. 58 min. LIVE Robert Woodson and Bernard Anderson on Race RelationsBernard Anderson; Geoff Bennett; Robert "Bob" L. Woodson Sr.Robert Woodson and Bernard Anderson talked about their views on race relations in the U.S. The two ... Robert Woodson and Bernard Anderson talked about their views on race relations in the U.S. The two men, who describe themselves as old friends, have divergent political views, and they discussed their backgrounds and how their views developed. 9:40 AM EDT on C-SPANApprox. 22 min. LIVE Open Phones, Part 2Geoff BennettTelephone lines were open for viewer calls. Telephone lines were open for viewer calls.
10:04 AM EDT on C-SPANApprox. 49 min. NAFTA and Agricultural PolicyRon Bennett; Bosco de la Vega Valladolid; Zippy Duvall; Will RodgerThe presidents of the largest farm and ranch associations in the U.S., Canada and Mexico held a ... The presidents of the largest farm and ranch associations in the U.S., Canada and Mexico held a news conference to voice their support for the North Atlantic Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). Representatives of the three countries had begun a new round of talks to modernize the 23-year-old pact by early 2018 following President Trump’s campaign pledge to renegotiate it. 10:55 AM EDT on C-SPANApprox. 1 hr. 3 min. Representative Steny Hoyer Roundtable on ImmigrationHeather Bradley; Steny Hoyer; Fatima Coreas Moreno; Nathaly Uribe Robledo; Gustavo TorresHouse Minority Whip Steny Hoyer (D-MD) held a roundtable discussion with immigrant youth on the ... House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer (D-MD) held a roundtable discussion with immigrant youth on the future of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. Representative Hoyer said a decision by President Trump to repeal DACA would be a “humanitarian disaster.” He also stressed the need for comprehensive immigration legislation that creates a pathway to U.S. citizenship. Several DACA recipients talked about the challenges of being an undocumented immigrant and positive effects of the DACA program. 12:00 PM EDT on C-SPANApprox. 1 hr. 23 min. NASA Solar Eclipse BriefingsJason Townsend; Thomas ZurbuchenResearchers from NASA and its partner universities were panelists speaking at a briefing on the ... Researchers from NASA and its partner universities were panelists speaking at a briefing on the science behind the total solar eclipse expected on August 21, 2017, the first total solar eclipse visible in the U.S. since 1979, and the first visible from coast-to-coast in 99 years. They talked about ways NASA plans to capture images of the eclipse, including through the use of camera-equipped weather balloons, as well as the various climate, atmospheric, and wildlife research that would be taking place during the eclipse.
1:24 PM EDT on C-SPANApprox. 18 min. LIVE Open Phones on Solar EclipseBill ScanlanViewers called in to tell about their plans for the August 21, 2017, solar eclipse. Viewers called in to tell about their plans for the August 21, 2017, solar eclipse. 1:42 PM EDT on C-SPANApprox. 9 min. Jeff Foust on the Space ProgramJeff Foust; Bill ScanlanSpaceNews Senior Staff Writer Jeff Foust discussed the 2018 NASA budget and the future of the ... SpaceNews Senior Staff Writer Jeff Foust discussed the 2018 NASA budget and the future of the space program. 1:52 PM EDT on C-SPANApprox. 14 min. Fiscal Year 2018 NASA BudgetJohn Boozman; Shelley Moore Capito; Robert M. Lightfoot Jr.; Joe Manchin; Jeanne Shaheen; Richard C. Shelby; Chris Van HollenActing NASA Administrator Robert Lightfoot testified at a hearing on his agency’s fiscal ... Acting NASA Administrator Robert Lightfoot testified at a hearing on his agency’s fiscal year 2018 budget. Members questioned him about cuts to programs in areas such as education, earth science and satellite servicing technology. Mr. Lightfoot also discussed NASA’s future missions, including a new telescope to study the origins of the universe, a Mars Rover mission, and deep space human exploration.
2:07 PM EDT on C-SPANApprox. 38 min. NASA News Conference on ExoplanetsSean J. Carey; Felicia Chou; Michael Gillon; Nikole K. Lewis; Sara Seager; Thomas ZurbuchenFive scientists from NASA and the space agency’s research partners announced the discovery ... Five scientists from NASA and the space agency’s research partners announced the discovery of seven Earth-like exoplanets orbiting a nearby star during a news conference at NASA Headquarters in Washington, D.C. The discovery was considered by the scientists to be of particular interest because it was the largest group of exoplanets found to date with life-sustaining characteristics. After presenting an overview of their findings on the TRAPPIST-1 system, the scientists answered questions from reporters there and on the telephone and from the public via social media. 2:46 PM EDT on C-SPANApprox. 1 hr. 48 min. Summit on Human Exploration of Mars, Part 1Bret Drake; William H. Gerstenmaier; Steve Jurczyk; Mat Kaplan; Robert M. Lightfoot Jr.; Michael Raftery; Artemis Westenberg; Greg Williams; Thomas ZurbuchenAstrophysicists, aerospace engineers, and space policy experts were among the speakers at the ... Astrophysicists, aerospace engineers, and space policy experts were among the speakers at the fifth annual conference on human exploration of Mars hosted by Explore Mars, a non-profit organization dedicated to helping spawn a manned mission to Mars in the 2030s. Panelists discussed the challenges to, benefits of, and recent advancements toward a manned Mars mission. Some of them also responded to questions from the audience, most of which were other members of the space exploration and education community. 4:35 PM EDT on C-SPANApprox. 17 min. LIVE Future of U.S. Space Program?Bill ScanlanViewers commented via telephone and social media on the future of the U.S. space program. Viewers commented via telephone and social media on the future of the U.S. space program.
4:52 PM EDT on C-SPANApprox. 15 min. Vice President Pence Remarks in Houston, TexasMike PenceVice President Mike Pence delivered remarks at NASA’s Johnson Space Center to welcome the ... Vice President Mike Pence delivered remarks at NASA’s Johnson Space Center to welcome the next class of astronaut candidates. The vice president talked about the administration’s effort to reestablish the National Space Council in Washington, DC, where he’ll serve as chair. 5:08 PM EDT on C-SPANApprox. 8 min. Angela Speck on the Solar EclipseGreta Wodele Brawner; Angela SpeckUniversity of Missouri astronomy director Angela Speck talked about the science of the total solar ... University of Missouri astronomy director Angela Speck talked about the science of the total solar eclipse that was expected on August 21, 2017, and about her work as a member of the national board governing research and public outreach for the eclipse. She told viewers what they could expect to see as the phenomenon happened and about the significance of the scientific community’s research on the eclipse. She spoke via video link from the University of Missouri in Columbia. 5:19 PM EDT on C-SPANApprox. 57 min. Robert Woodson and Bernard Anderson on Race RelationsBernard Anderson; Geoff Bennett; Robert "Bob" L. Woodson Sr.Robert Woodson and Bernard Anderson talked about their views on race relations in the U.S. The two ... Robert Woodson and Bernard Anderson talked about their views on race relations in the U.S. The two men, who describe themselves as old friends, have divergent political views, and they discussed their backgrounds and how their views developed.
6:17 PM EDT on C-SPANApprox. 7 min. Nancy Ognanovich on the Fiscal Year 2018 Federal BudgetGreta Wodele Brawner; Nancy OgnanovichNancy Ognanovich of Bloomberg BNA provided an overview of the fiscal year 2018 federal budget and ... Nancy Ognanovich of Bloomberg BNA provided an overview of the fiscal year 2018 federal budget and appropriations process and what to expect when Congress returns after August recess. She predicted the House and Senate would have to negotiate with the White House for a stopgap spending plan in order to keep the government funded beyond the end of the current fiscal year on September 30, 2017. 6:27 PM EDT on C-SPANApprox. 3 min. Democratic Weekly AddressTim Kaine; Mark R. WarnerVirginia Senators Tim Kaine and Mark Warner gave the weekly Democratic address. They talked about ... Virginia Senators Tim Kaine and Mark Warner gave the weekly Democratic address. They talked about the recent violence in their state, in the city of Charlottesville. 6:30 PM EDT on C-SPANApprox. 29 min. Communicators with Michael O'RiellyLydia Beyoud; Michael O'Rielly; Peter SlenFCC Commissioner Michael O’Rielly (R) talked about the impact on decision making of his ... FCC Commissioner Michael O’Rielly (R) talked about the impact on decision making of his agency having a full roster of five members. He also spoke about how communications regulations may be changing and some of the key issue before the FCC, such as spectrum policy, net neutrality, and media ownership rules.
7:02 PM EDT on C-SPANApprox. 55 min. Commission on Civil Rights Meeting, Part 1Gail Heriot; Peter N. Kirsanow; Karen K. Narasaki; Patricia Timmons-GoodsonThe U.S. Commission on Civil Rights issued a statement condemning the violence motivated by white ... The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights issued a statement condemning the violence motivated by white supremacists in Charlottesville. Conservative commission member Gail Heriot proposed an amendment condemning violence by counter-demonstrators which was voted down. 8:00 PM EDT on C-SPANApprox. 23 min. NASA Solar Eclipse BriefingsJason Townsend; Thomas ZurbuchenResearchers from NASA and its partner universities were panelists speaking at a briefing on the ... Researchers from NASA and its partner universities were panelists speaking at a briefing on the science behind the total solar eclipse expected on August 21, 2017, the first total solar eclipse visible in the U.S. since 1979, and the first visible from coast-to-coast in 99 years. They talked about ways NASA plans to capture images of the eclipse, including through the use of camera-equipped weather balloons, as well as the various climate, atmospheric, and wildlife research that would be taking place during the eclipse. 8:24 PM EDT on C-SPANApprox. 59 min. NASA Solar Eclipse BriefingsJason Townsend; Thomas ZurbuchenResearchers from NASA and its partner universities were panelists speaking at a briefing on the ... Researchers from NASA and its partner universities were panelists speaking at a briefing on the science behind the total solar eclipse expected on August 21, 2017, the first total solar eclipse visible in the U.S. since 1979, and the first visible from coast-to-coast in 99 years. They talked about ways NASA plans to capture images of the eclipse, including through the use of camera-equipped weather balloons, as well as the various climate, atmospheric, and wildlife research that would be taking place during the eclipse.
9:23 PM EDT on C-SPANApprox. 18 min. Open Phones on Solar EclipseBill ScanlanViewers called in to tell about their plans for the August 21, 2017, solar eclipse. Viewers called in to tell about their plans for the August 21, 2017, solar eclipse. 9:51 PM EDT on C-SPANApprox. 14 min. Fiscal Year 2018 NASA BudgetJohn Boozman; Shelley Moore Capito; Robert M. Lightfoot Jr.; Joe Manchin; Jeanne Shaheen; Richard C. Shelby; Chris Van HollenActing NASA Administrator Robert Lightfoot testified at a hearing on his agency’s fiscal ... Acting NASA Administrator Robert Lightfoot testified at a hearing on his agency’s fiscal year 2018 budget. Members questioned him about cuts to programs in areas such as education, earth science and satellite servicing technology. Mr. Lightfoot also discussed NASA’s future missions, including a new telescope to study the origins of the universe, a Mars Rover mission, and deep space human exploration. 10:06 PM EDT on C-SPANApprox. 38 min. NASA News Conference on ExoplanetsSean J. Carey; Felicia Chou; Michael Gillon; Nikole K. Lewis; Sara Seager; Thomas ZurbuchenFive scientists from NASA and the space agency’s research partners announced the discovery ... Five scientists from NASA and the space agency’s research partners announced the discovery of seven Earth-like exoplanets orbiting a nearby star during a news conference at NASA Headquarters in Washington, D.C. The discovery was considered by the scientists to be of particular interest because it was the largest group of exoplanets found to date with life-sustaining characteristics. After presenting an overview of their findings on the TRAPPIST-1 system, the scientists answered questions from reporters there and on the telephone and from the public via social media.
10:46 PM EDT on C-SPANApprox. 1 hr. 48 min. Summit on Human Exploration of Mars, Part 1Bret Drake; William H. Gerstenmaier; Steve Jurczyk; Mat Kaplan; Robert M. Lightfoot Jr.; Michael Raftery; Artemis Westenberg; Greg Williams; Thomas ZurbuchenAstrophysicists, aerospace engineers, and space policy experts were among the speakers at the ... Astrophysicists, aerospace engineers, and space policy experts were among the speakers at the fifth annual conference on human exploration of Mars hosted by Explore Mars, a non-profit organization dedicated to helping spawn a manned mission to Mars in the 2030s. Panelists discussed the challenges to, benefits of, and recent advancements toward a manned Mars mission. Some of them also responded to questions from the audience, most of which were other members of the space exploration and education community.
Sunday, August 20
12:35 AM EDT on C-SPANApprox. 16 min. Open Phones on Solar EclipseBill ScanlanViewers called in to tell about their plans for the August 21, 2017, solar eclipse. Viewers called in to tell about their plans for the August 21, 2017, solar eclipse. 12:52 AM EDT on C-SPANApprox. 15 min. Vice President Pence Remarks in Houston, TexasMike PenceVice President Mike Pence delivered remarks at NASA’s Johnson Space Center to welcome the ... Vice President Mike Pence delivered remarks at NASA’s Johnson Space Center to welcome the next class of astronaut candidates. The vice president talked about the administration’s effort to reestablish the National Space Council in Washington, DC, where he’ll serve as chair. 1:08 AM EDT on C-SPANApprox. 9 min. Angela Speck on the Solar EclipseGreta Wodele Brawner; Angela SpeckUniversity of Missouri astronomy director Angela Speck talked about the science of the total solar ... University of Missouri astronomy director Angela Speck talked about the science of the total solar eclipse that was expected on August 21, 2017, and about her work as a member of the national board governing research and public outreach for the eclipse. She told viewers what they could expect to see as the phenomenon happened and about the significance of the scientific community’s research on the eclipse. She spoke via video link from the University of Missouri in Columbia.
1:18 AM EDT on C-SPANApprox. 1 hr. 23 min. NASA Solar Eclipse BriefingsJason Townsend; Thomas ZurbuchenResearchers from NASA and its partner universities were panelists speaking at a briefing on the ... Researchers from NASA and its partner universities were panelists speaking at a briefing on the science behind the total solar eclipse expected on August 21, 2017, the first total solar eclipse visible in the U.S. since 1979, and the first visible from coast-to-coast in 99 years. They talked about ways NASA plans to capture images of the eclipse, including through the use of camera-equipped weather balloons, as well as the various climate, atmospheric, and wildlife research that would be taking place during the eclipse. 2:43 AM EDT on C-SPANApprox. 1 hr. 28 min. Internet and DemocracyJulia Angwin; Ronald Brownstein; John P. Carlin; Rebecca MacKinnon; Farhad Manjoo; Nathaniel Persily; Lee Rainie; Ory RinatPanelists talked about the history, current state and future of the internet, and its influence on ... Panelists talked about the history, current state and future of the internet, and its influence on democracy. The event was divided into three parts, with each answering the question, “Can democracy survive the internet?” Speakers included the White House chief digital officer, Pew Research Center’s internet director, technology journalists, and former Assistant Attorney General for National Security John Carlin. 4:15 AM EDT on C-SPANApprox. 1 hr. 3 min. Reorganizing GovernmentDonald J. Devine; Rachel Greszler; John Hilboldt; David B. Muhlhausen; Robert SheaThe Heritage Foundation held a discussion on ways to reorganize government agencies to improve ... The Heritage Foundation held a discussion on ways to reorganize government agencies to improve efficiencies and lower costs. Panelists included former budgeting and government workforce experts who outlined the challenges to downsizing the federal workforce.
5:19 AM EDT on C-SPANApprox. 1 hr. 38 min. Russia SanctionsGeorge Beebe; Daniel Russell; Paul J. SaundersFormer officials from the George W. Bush and Obama administrations talked about the impact and ... Former officials from the George W. Bush and Obama administrations talked about the impact and implications of the new Russia sanctions bill signed into law by President Trump in early August 2017. The panelists said the sanctions may not achieve what Congress had hoped, and advised that congressional leaders and the administration should clarify what U.S. interests are and how best to advance them. They also advised that greater efforts should be made to work with NATO and European allies toward setting and achieving a successful strategy for Russia relations. 7:00 AM EDT on C-SPANApprox. 1 hr. LIVE Open Phones, Part 1Kimberly AtkinsTelephone lines were open for viewer calls and social media comments on the question, ... Telephone lines were open for viewer calls and social media comments on the question, “Should hate speech be protected by the First Amendment?” 8:03 AM EDT on C-SPANApprox. 27 min. LIVE Bruce Bennett on U.S.-South Korea Joint Military ExercisesKimberly Atkins; Bruce BennettRAND Corporation Senior International Defense Researcher Bruce Bennett talked about the upcoming ... RAND Corporation Senior International Defense Researcher Bruce Bennett talked about the upcoming joint military exercises between the U.S. and South Korea amid continued tension with North Korea.
8:32 AM EDT on C-SPANApprox. 30 min. LIVE James Grossman on Removal of Confederate MonumentsKimberly Atkins; James R. GrossmanJames Grossman talked about the national debate over removing Confederate monuments. James Grossman talked about the national debate over removing Confederate monuments. 9:05 AM EDT on C-SPANApprox. 30 min. LIVE David Wasserman on the 2018 Midterm ElectionsKimberly Atkins; David WassermanDavid Wasserman talked about his Cook Political Report analysis that congressional Democrats face ... David Wasserman talked about his Cook Political Report analysis that congressional Democrats face exceptional demographic, historical, and political challenges going in the 2018 midterm elections. 9:37 AM EDT on C-SPANApprox. 22 min. LIVE Open Phones, Part 2Kimberly AtkinsTelephone lines were open for viewer calls and social media comments on the question, ... Telephone lines were open for viewer calls and social media comments on the question, “Should hate speech be protected by the First Amendment?”
10:00 AM EDT on C-SPANApprox. 32 min. Newsmakers with J.B. PoerschGreta Wodele Brawner; J.B. Poersch; Alex Roarty; Sean SullivanJ.B. Poersch, president of the Senate Majority PAC, talked about what Democrats need to do to ... J.B. Poersch, president of the Senate Majority PAC, talked about what Democrats need to do to improve their election outcomes in the 2018 midterm elections, how to view the recent Alabama Senate race, and the uproar over President Trump’s remarks on events in Charlottesville.

The Senate Majority PAC formed in 2011 after the Citizens United Supreme Court ruling. The PAC is closely aligned with Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer.
10:35 AM EDT on C-SPANApprox. 23 min. President Trump News ConferenceDonald J. TrumpPresident Trump answered questions from reporters on the violence that occurred at a rally in ... President Trump answered questions from reporters on the violence that occurred at a rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, the previous weekend. When asked why he waited two days to specifically condemn white supremacist groups and Nazis, he responded “before I make a statement, I like to know the facts.” He also criticized what he described as “alt-left” groups and said there was “blame on both sides” and said not all of the people at the rally were neo-Nazis or white nationalists.

At the start of the press conference, the president announced he signed an executive order that aims to streamline the federal permitting process for infrastructure projects.
11:00 AM EDT on C-SPANApprox. 1 hr. 8 min. Heather Heyer Memorial ServiceHarold Bare; Kathy Brinkley; Susan Bro; Mark Heyer; Terry McAuliffe; Denise Ratcliff; Diana Ratcliff; Elwood Shrader; Alfred Wilson; Feda Khateeb WilsonFamily, friends, political leaders, and mourners attended a memorial service for Heather Heyer, ... Family, friends, political leaders, and mourners attended a memorial service for Heather Heyer, who was killed when a car intentionally drove into a crowd demonstrating during the white nationalist protests and violence in Charlottesville, Virginia. Speakers included Ms. Heyer’s mother, Susan Bro, who in her remarks said her daughter’s legacy was just beginning and that, “They tried to kill my child to shut her up. Well guess what? You just magnified her.”
12:15 PM EDT on C-SPANApprox. 35 min. Representative Kevin Brady on Tax ReformKevin Brady; Carlos L. Curbelo; Frank J. Donatelli; Peter Roskam; David SchweikertRepresentative Kevin Brady (R-TX), chair of the House Ways and Means Committee, and a few of his ... Representative Kevin Brady (R-TX), chair of the House Ways and Means Committee, and a few of his colleagues held a news conference on Republican efforts to reform the tax code. Representative Brady talked about several measure being looked at in upcoming legislation, including lowering tax revenues, increasing charitable deductions, and allowing businesses to fully deduct their capital costs all at once. 12:52 PM EDT on C-SPANApprox. 29 min. James Grossman on Removal of Confederate MonumentsKimberly Atkins; James R. GrossmanJames Grossman talked about the national debate over removing Confederate monuments. James Grossman talked about the national debate over removing Confederate monuments. 1:22 PM EDT on C-SPANApprox. 21 min. Open Phones, Part 2Kimberly AtkinsTelephone lines were open for viewer calls and social media comments on the question, ... Telephone lines were open for viewer calls and social media comments on the question, “Should hate speech be protected by the First Amendment?”
1:46 PM EDT on C-SPANApprox. 17 min. Secretary Tillerson Remarks to State Department Summer InternsRex TillersonSecretary Rex Tillerson spoke to summer interns at the State Department on his commitment to ... Secretary Rex Tillerson spoke to summer interns at the State Department on his commitment to diversity and hiring practices. He acknowledged the racial tensions in the country in the aftermath of a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia. He talked about the value of diversity in the department and offered ideas on how to recruit more minority, female, and young candidates. At the top of his remarks, he confirmed that one American died in the recent Spain terror attacks. 2:05 PM EDT on C-SPANApprox. 6 min. Secretary Mattis Briefing on U.S. Policy in AfghanistanJames N. MattisWhile on a military plane en route to Jordan, Defense Secretary James Mattis took questions from ... While on a military plane en route to Jordan, Defense Secretary James Mattis took questions from reporters about the situation in Afghanistan. He confirmed that President Trump had made a decision regarding U.S. strategy after rigorous review by military and national security officials. 2:05 PM EDT on C-SPANApprox. 5 min. Secretary Mattis Briefing on U.S. Policy in AfghanistanJames N. MattisWhile on a military plane en route to Jordan, Defense Secretary James Mattis took questions from ... While on a military plane en route to Jordan, Defense Secretary James Mattis took questions from reporters about the situation in Afghanistan. He confirmed that President Trump had made a decision regarding U.S. strategy after rigorous review by military and national security officials.
2:12 PM EDT on C-SPANApprox. 36 min. Conversation with Secretary Tom PriceTom Price; Steve ScullyDepartment of Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price talked about his personal and ... Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price talked about his personal and professional life. He spoke about his early career as an orthopedic surgeon and his entry into Georgia politics. He also spoke about his opposition to the Affordable Care Act, health care replacement legislation’s defeat in the Senate, and his support for President Trump. In addition, he talked about his department’s priorities, his travels to Liberia and the Ebola epidemic, and the severity of Representative Steve Scalise’s (R-LA) injuries resulting from the June 2017 congressional baseball practice shooting. 2:51 PM EDT on C-SPANApprox. 1 hr. 3 min. Conversation with Justice Elena KaganElena Kagan; Margaret H. Marshall; Ruth V. McGregorSupreme Court Justice Elena Kagan spoke with Margaret Marshall, retired chief justice of the ... Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan spoke with Margaret Marshall, retired chief justice of the Massachusetts Supreme Court, about the influence of former Justice Sandra Day O’Connor on the careers of the next generation of female lawyers. Justice Kagan also offered insight into the closed-door deliberations that justices have after hearing Supreme Court cases, and how the court after the death of Justice Scalia operated the past two terms with only eight justices. Former Arizona Supreme Court Chief Justice Ruth McGregor, who was Justice Sandra Day O’Connor’s first law clerk, introduced this conversation at the Aspen Institute. 3:56 PM EDT on C-SPANApprox. 1 hr. 59 min. Mexico and NAFTAFred Bergsten; Luz Maria de la Mora; Francisco de Rosenzweig; Christopher Wilson; Duncan WoodFormer Mexican trade officials were among a the panelists who discussed the upcoming ... Former Mexican trade officials were among a the panelists who discussed the upcoming re-negotiation talks for the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), set to begin on August 16, 2017. Panelists expressed Mexico’s concerns and anxiety over whether a final agreement could be reached and referenced the possibility that President Trump could decide to pull out if he feels a new agreement does not benefit the U.S. Other topics included the political climate in Mexico as that country prepares for elections in 2018, and Mexico’s bargaining power based on the trade deals it has with other countries.
5:59 PM EDT on C-SPANApprox. 32 min. Newsmakers with J.B. PoerschGreta Wodele Brawner; J.B. Poersch; Alex Roarty; Sean SullivanJ.B. Poersch, president of the Senate Majority PAC, talked about what Democrats need to do to ... J.B. Poersch, president of the Senate Majority PAC, talked about what Democrats need to do to improve their election outcomes in the 2018 midterm elections, how to view the recent Alabama Senate race, and the uproar over President Trump’s remarks on events in Charlottesville.

The Senate Majority PAC formed in 2011 after the Citizens United Supreme Court ruling. The PAC is closely aligned with Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer.
6:36 PM EDT on C-SPANApprox. 23 min. NASA Solar Eclipse BriefingsJason Townsend; Thomas ZurbuchenResearchers from NASA and its partner universities were panelists speaking at a briefing on the ... Researchers from NASA and its partner universities were panelists speaking at a briefing on the science behind the total solar eclipse expected on August 21, 2017, the first total solar eclipse visible in the U.S. since 1979, and the first visible from coast-to-coast in 99 years. They talked about ways NASA plans to capture images of the eclipse, including through the use of camera-equipped weather balloons, as well as the various climate, atmospheric, and wildlife research that would be taking place during the eclipse. 6:59 PM EDT on C-SPANApprox. 59 min. NASA Solar Eclipse BriefingsJason Townsend; Thomas ZurbuchenResearchers from NASA and its partner universities were panelists speaking at a briefing on the ... Researchers from NASA and its partner universities were panelists speaking at a briefing on the science behind the total solar eclipse expected on August 21, 2017, the first total solar eclipse visible in the U.S. since 1979, and the first visible from coast-to-coast in 99 years. They talked about ways NASA plans to capture images of the eclipse, including through the use of camera-equipped weather balloons, as well as the various climate, atmospheric, and wildlife research that would be taking place during the eclipse.
8:00 PM EDT on C-SPANApprox. 58 min. Q&A with Carl CannonCarl M. Cannon; Brian LambCarl Cannon talked about his book On This Date: From the Pilgrims to Today, Discovering America ... Carl Cannon talked about his book On This Date: From the Pilgrims to Today, Discovering America One Day at a Time, in which he tells stories about events in U.S. history that happened on specific dates throughout the year. 9:00 PM EDT on C-SPANApprox. 1 hr. 29 min. Kenya ElectionsWilliam Mark Bellamy; Robinson Njeru Githae; Mwamoyo Hamza; Vincent MakoriTwo veteran Voice of America journalists talked about their coverage on the ground during the ... Two veteran Voice of America journalists talked about their coverage on the ground during the recent general elections in Kenya. Panelists agreed the overall election was seen as positive and much more efficient than in previous elections. Other topics included campaign financing, women representation in parliament, the youth vote, and the opposition leader’s court case claiming the election results were hacked. Kenya’s ambassador to the U.S. was also in attendance and asked the panelists a few questions later in the program. 10:31 PM EDT on C-SPANApprox. 26 min. Bruce Bennett on U.S.-South Korea Joint Military ExercisesKimberly Atkins; Bruce BennettRAND Corporation Senior International Defense Researcher Bruce Bennett talked about the upcoming ... RAND Corporation Senior International Defense Researcher Bruce Bennett talked about the upcoming joint military exercises between the U.S. and South Korea amid continued tension with North Korea.
10:59 PM EDT on C-SPANApprox. 58 min. Q&A with Carl CannonCarl M. Cannon; Brian LambCarl Cannon talked about his book On This Date: From the Pilgrims to Today, Discovering America ... Carl Cannon talked about his book On This Date: From the Pilgrims to Today, Discovering America One Day at a Time, in which he tells stories about events in U.S. history that happened on specific dates throughout the year.
Monday, August 21
12:00 AM EDT on C-SPANApprox. 1 hr. 29 min. Kenya ElectionsWilliam Mark Bellamy; Robinson Njeru Githae; Mwamoyo Hamza; Vincent MakoriTwo veteran Voice of America journalists talked about their coverage on the ground during the ... Two veteran Voice of America journalists talked about their coverage on the ground during the recent general elections in Kenya. Panelists agreed the overall election was seen as positive and much more efficient than in previous elections. Other topics included campaign financing, women representation in parliament, the youth vote, and the opposition leader’s court case claiming the election results were hacked. Kenya’s ambassador to the U.S. was also in attendance and asked the panelists a few questions later in the program. 1:32 AM EDT on C-SPANApprox. 26 min. Bruce Bennett on U.S.-South Korea Joint Military ExercisesKimberly Atkins; Bruce BennettRAND Corporation Senior International Defense Researcher Bruce Bennett talked about the upcoming ... RAND Corporation Senior International Defense Researcher Bruce Bennett talked about the upcoming joint military exercises between the U.S. and South Korea amid continued tension with North Korea. 1:59 AM EDT on C-SPANApprox. 2 hr. 20 min. Opioid EpidemicBill ScanlanC-SPAN presented an in-depth look at the opioid epidemic. The program included remarks from ... C-SPAN presented an in-depth look at the opioid epidemic. The program included remarks from governors, President Trump, and health officials. Telephone lines were also open for viewer comments on the issue.
4:20 AM EDT on C-SPANApprox. 7 min. Nancy Ognanovich on the Fiscal Year 2018 Federal BudgetGreta Wodele Brawner; Nancy OgnanovichNancy Ognanovich of Bloomberg BNA provided an overview of the fiscal year 2018 federal budget and ... Nancy Ognanovich of Bloomberg BNA provided an overview of the fiscal year 2018 federal budget and appropriations process and what to expect when Congress returns after August recess. She predicted the House and Senate would have to negotiate with the White House for a stopgap spending plan in order to keep the government funded beyond the end of the current fiscal year on September 30, 2017. 4:31 AM EDT on C-SPANApprox. 1 hr. 24 min. Global CitiesIvo H. Daalder; Gillian Tett; Martin Wolf; Carl Bildt; Helen Clark; Eduardo Paes; John Tory“Open Cities, Closed Borders: A Response to Globalization” was the opening plenary ... “Open Cities, Closed Borders: A Response to Globalization” was the opening plenary session from the annual Chicago Forum on Global Cities. Panelists talked about the role of cities and globalization in the modern economy. looked at Speakers included Financial Times commentator Martin Wolf, Toronto Mayor John Tory, former Rio de Janeiro Mayor Eduardo Paes, former New Zealand Foreign Minister Helen Clark, and former Swedish Prime Minister Carl Bildt. 5:58 AM EDT on C-SPANApprox. 58 min. Q&A with Carl CannonCarl M. Cannon; Brian LambCarl Cannon talked about his book On This Date: From the Pilgrims to Today, Discovering America ... Carl Cannon talked about his book On This Date: From the Pilgrims to Today, Discovering America One Day at a Time, in which he tells stories about events in U.S. history that happened on specific dates throughout the year.
7:00 AM EDT on C-SPANApprox. 1 hr. LIVE Open Phones, Part 1 7:00 AM EDT on C-SPANApprox. 3 hr. LIVE Washington Journal 08/21/2017 8:00 AM EDT on C-SPANApprox. 1 hr. LIVE James Garvin Discusses the Science Behind the Solar EclipseNASA’s James Garvin discusses the science behind the solar eclipse and how NASA will study ... NASA’s James Garvin discusses the science behind the solar eclipse and how NASA will study it.