Q&A Schedule

Week of August 6 through September 5

All times and durations are subject to change

Sunday, August 7
7:59 PM EDT on C-SPANApprox. 58 min. Q&A with Ryan WaltersSusan Swain; Ryan S. WaltersHistorian Ryan Walters, author of The Jazz Age President: Defending Warren G. Harding, ... Historian Ryan Walters, author of The Jazz Age President: Defending Warren G. Harding, argued that while the 29th president had his faults, his accomplishments are often overlooked when assessing his presidency.
11:00 PM EDT on C-SPANApprox. 58 min. Q&A with Ryan WaltersSusan Swain; Ryan S. WaltersHistorian Ryan Walters, author of The Jazz Age President: Defending Warren G. Harding, ... Historian Ryan Walters, author of The Jazz Age President: Defending Warren G. Harding, argued that while the 29th president had his faults, his accomplishments are often overlooked when assessing his presidency.
Monday, August 8
5:13 AM EDT on RadioApprox. 58 min. Q&A with Ryan WaltersSusan Swain; Ryan S. WaltersHistorian Ryan Walters, author of The Jazz Age President: Defending Warren G. Harding, ... Historian Ryan Walters, author of The Jazz Age President: Defending Warren G. Harding, argued that while the 29th president had his faults, his accomplishments are often overlooked when assessing his presidency. 6:00 AM EDT on C-SPANApprox. 58 min. Q&A with Ryan WaltersSusan Swain; Ryan S. WaltersHistorian Ryan Walters, author of The Jazz Age President: Defending Warren G. Harding, ... Historian Ryan Walters, author of The Jazz Age President: Defending Warren G. Harding, argued that while the 29th president had his faults, his accomplishments are often overlooked when assessing his presidency.
Tuesday, August 9
1:47 AM EDT on RadioApprox. 58 min. Q&A with Ryan WaltersSusan Swain; Ryan S. WaltersHistorian Ryan Walters, author of The Jazz Age President: Defending Warren G. Harding, ... Historian Ryan Walters, author of The Jazz Age President: Defending Warren G. Harding, argued that while the 29th president had his faults, his accomplishments are often overlooked when assessing his presidency.
Saturday, August 13
7:03 PM EDT on C-SPANApprox. 55 min. Q&A with David FerrieroDavid Ferriero; Susan SwainRetiring Archivist of the United States David Ferriero talked about his accomplishments and ... Retiring Archivist of the United States David Ferriero talked about his accomplishments and challenges in office, and the work that remains for his successor. Appointed by President Barack Obama and confirmed in 2009, Mr. Ferriero is the 10th archivist to oversee the National Archives as well as the nation’s now 15 presidential libraries.
Sunday, August 14
8:00 PM EDT on C-SPANApprox. 58 min. Q&A with LaDoris CordellLaDoris Hazzard Cordell; Susan SwainRetired California superior court judge LaDoris Cordell, author of Her Honor, talked about ... Retired California superior court judge LaDoris Cordell, author of Her Honor, talked about the U.S. legal system and offered suggestions on how to improve it. She discussed the importance of judicial independence, mandatory minimum sentencing, racial bias in jury selections, police reform, and more. 10:59 PM EDT on C-SPANApprox. 58 min. Q&A with LaDoris CordellLaDoris Hazzard Cordell; Susan SwainRetired California superior court judge LaDoris Cordell, author of Her Honor, talked about ... Retired California superior court judge LaDoris Cordell, author of Her Honor, talked about the U.S. legal system and offered suggestions on how to improve it. She discussed the importance of judicial independence, mandatory minimum sentencing, racial bias in jury selections, police reform, and more.
Monday, August 15
5:17 AM EDT on RadioApprox. 58 min. Q&A with LaDoris CordellLaDoris Hazzard Cordell; Susan SwainRetired California superior court judge LaDoris Cordell, author of Her Honor, talked about ... Retired California superior court judge LaDoris Cordell, author of Her Honor, talked about the U.S. legal system and offered suggestions on how to improve it. She discussed the importance of judicial independence, mandatory minimum sentencing, racial bias in jury selections, police reform, and more. 5:59 AM EDT on C-SPANApprox. 58 min. Q&A with LaDoris CordellLaDoris Hazzard Cordell; Susan SwainRetired California superior court judge LaDoris Cordell, author of Her Honor, talked about ... Retired California superior court judge LaDoris Cordell, author of Her Honor, talked about the U.S. legal system and offered suggestions on how to improve it. She discussed the importance of judicial independence, mandatory minimum sentencing, racial bias in jury selections, police reform, and more. 2:06 PM EDT on RadioApprox. 58 min. Q&A with LaDoris CordellLaDoris Hazzard Cordell; Susan SwainRetired California superior court judge LaDoris Cordell, author of Her Honor, talked about ... Retired California superior court judge LaDoris Cordell, author of Her Honor, talked about the U.S. legal system and offered suggestions on how to improve it. She discussed the importance of judicial independence, mandatory minimum sentencing, racial bias in jury selections, police reform, and more.
7:00 PM EDT on C-SPANApprox. 57 min. Q&A with Jorge ContrerasJorge Contreras; Susan SwainJorge Contreras, professor of law at the University of Utah, talked about The Genome Defense: ... Jorge Contreras, professor of law at the University of Utah, talked about The Genome Defense: Inside the Epic Legal Battle to Determine Who Owns Your DNA. In his book he tells the story of the longshot, ACLU-initiated Supreme Court case Association for Molecular Pathology v. Myriad Genetics (2013), which challenged the decades-long practice by biotech companies of patenting human genes.
Tuesday, August 16
7:00 PM EDT on C-SPANApprox. 59 min. Q&A with Robert SuttonSusan Swain; Robert K. SuttonRobert Sutton, former chief historian of the National Park Service, talked about his book, ... Robert Sutton, former chief historian of the National Park Service, talked about his book, Nazis on the Potomac: The Top-Secret Intelligence Operation that Helped Win World War II, the story of a secret military intelligence facility near Washington, D.C., where 3,000 high value Nazis were interrogated by U.S. servicemen during World War II.
Wednesday, August 17
7:00 PM EDT on C-SPANApprox. 57 min. Q&A with Benjamin BartonBenjamin Barton; Susan SwainUniversity of Tennessee Law Professor Benjamin Barton talked about his book, “The ... University of Tennessee Law Professor Benjamin Barton talked about his book, “The Credentialed Court: Inside the Cloistered, Elite World of American Justice,” in which he argued that Supreme Court justices today come from more elite circles and have much narrower experiences than their predecessors, leading to a kind of “group-think.”
Thursday, August 18
7:00 PM EDT on C-SPANApprox. 57 min. Q&A with Michael Meyer, Benjamin Franklin's Last BetMichael Meyer; Susan SwainUniversity of Pittsburgh Professor Michael Meyer talked about his book, “Benjamin ... University of Pittsburgh Professor Michael Meyer talked about his book, “Benjamin Franklin’s Last Bet: The Favorite Founder’s Divisive Death, Enduring Afterlife, and Blueprint for American Prosperity,” on Franklin’s will and his plan to leave pots of money to Philadelphia and Boston to loan to tradesmen interested in starting businesses.
Friday, August 19
7:00 PM EDT on C-SPANApprox. 57 min. Q&A with Kostya KennedyKostya Kennedy; Susan SwainFormer Sports Illustrated senior writer Kostya Kennedy, author of “True: The Four ... Former Sports Illustrated senior writer Kostya Kennedy, author of “True: The Four Seasons of Jackie Robinson,” talked about the life and career of Jackie Robinson, the Brooklyn Dodgers player who broke Major League Baseball’s color barrier on April 15, 1947.
Sunday, August 21
8:00 PM EDT on C-SPANApprox. 57 min. Q&A with Martin DugardSusan Swain; Martin DugardMartin Dugard, co-author with Bill O’Reilly of the bestselling Killing series and ... Martin Dugard, co-author with Bill O’Reilly of the bestselling Killing series and author of the new book Taking Paris, talked about Paris during the time of the German occupation and the liberation of the city by U.S. and British forces in August 1944. 11:00 PM EDT on C-SPANApprox. 57 min. Q&A with Martin DugardSusan Swain; Martin DugardMartin Dugard, co-author with Bill O’Reilly of the bestselling Killing series and ... Martin Dugard, co-author with Bill O’Reilly of the bestselling Killing series and author of the new book Taking Paris, talked about Paris during the time of the German occupation and the liberation of the city by U.S. and British forces in August 1944.
Monday, August 22
6:00 AM EDT on C-SPANApprox. 57 min. Q&A with Martin DugardSusan Swain; Martin DugardMartin Dugard, co-author with Bill O’Reilly of the bestselling Killing series and ... Martin Dugard, co-author with Bill O’Reilly of the bestselling Killing series and author of the new book Taking Paris, talked about Paris during the time of the German occupation and the liberation of the city by U.S. and British forces in August 1944. 7:00 PM EDT on C-SPANApprox. 58 min. Q&A with Amy GajdaAmy Gajda; Susan SwainAmy Gajda, professor of law at Tulane University in New Orleans and the author of Seek and ... Amy Gajda, professor of law at Tulane University in New Orleans and the author of Seek and Hide: The Tangled History of the Right to Privacy," discussed the historic struggle in the United States between an individual’s right to privacy and the public’s right to know newsworthy information.
Tuesday, August 23
7:00 PM EDT on C-SPANApprox. 58 min. Q&A With Louisa LimLouisa Lim; Susan SwainLouisa Lim, author of Indelible City, talked about the history of British rule in Hong ... Louisa Lim, author of Indelible City, talked about the history of British rule in Hong Kong, the handover of Hong Kong to China in 1997, and the opposition of Hong Kong citizens to China’s authority over the past two decades.
Wednesday, August 24
7:00 PM EDT on C-SPANApprox. 56 min. Q&A with Janna Levin and Jessica WhitesideJanna Levin; Susan Swain; Jessica WhitesideBarnard College’s Janna Levin and University of Southampton’s Jessica Whiteside talked ... Barnard College’s Janna Levin and University of Southampton’s Jessica Whiteside talked about Sagittarius A*, a supermassive black hole at the center of the Milky Way, and the progress made by NASA’s Perseverance Rover in its search for life on Mars.
Thursday, August 25
7:00 PM EDT on C-SPANApprox. 56 min. Q&A with Mark ClagueMark Clague; Susan SwainMark Clague, a University of Michigan musicology and American culture professor, talked about the ... Mark Clague, a University of Michigan musicology and American culture professor, talked about the history of “The Star-Spangled Banner,” its widespread use at sporting events, and renditions of it by Jimi Hendrix, Whitney Houston, Roseanne Barr, and others. Professor Clague is the author of O Say Can You Hear?: A Cultural Biography of the Star-Spangled Banner.
Friday, August 26
7:00 PM EDT on C-SPANApprox. 54 min. Q&A with Lindsey FitzharrisLindsey Fitzharris; Susan SwainMedical historian Lindsey Fitzharris, author of The Facemaker, talked about the life and ... Medical historian Lindsey Fitzharris, author of The Facemaker, talked about the life and career of Dr. Harold Gillies, a New Zealand plastic surgeon who reconstructed the faces of thousands of injured soldiers during and after World War I.
Sunday, August 28
8:00 PM EDT on C-SPANApprox. 58 min. Q&A with Amy ZegartSusan Swain; Amy B. ZegartHoover Institution senior fellow Amy Zegart, the author of Spies, Lies, and Algorithms: The ... Hoover Institution senior fellow Amy Zegart, the author of Spies, Lies, and Algorithms: The History and Future of American Intelligence talked about the espionage threats facing the United States from China, Russia, Iran, and North Korea and assessed whether U.S. intelligence agencies are prepared to deal with those threats. 11:00 PM EDT on C-SPANApprox. 58 min. Q&A with Amy ZegartSusan Swain; Amy B. ZegartHoover Institution senior fellow Amy Zegart, the author of Spies, Lies, and Algorithms: The ... Hoover Institution senior fellow Amy Zegart, the author of Spies, Lies, and Algorithms: The History and Future of American Intelligence talked about the espionage threats facing the United States from China, Russia, Iran, and North Korea and assessed whether U.S. intelligence agencies are prepared to deal with those threats.
Monday, August 29
6:00 AM EDT on C-SPANApprox. 58 min. Q&A with Amy ZegartSusan Swain; Amy B. ZegartHoover Institution senior fellow Amy Zegart, the author of Spies, Lies, and Algorithms: The ... Hoover Institution senior fellow Amy Zegart, the author of Spies, Lies, and Algorithms: The History and Future of American Intelligence talked about the espionage threats facing the United States from China, Russia, Iran, and North Korea and assessed whether U.S. intelligence agencies are prepared to deal with those threats.
Sunday, September 4
8:00 PM EDT on C-SPANApprox. 57 min. Q&A with Ben RainesBen Raines; Susan SwainJournalist Ben Raines talked about The Last Slave Ship: The True Story of How Clotilda Was ... Journalist Ben Raines talked about The Last Slave Ship: The True Story of How Clotilda Was Found, Her Descendants, and an Extraordinary Reckoning. In his book, he told the story of Clotilda, a slave ship carrying 110 captives from Africa that arrived on U.S. shores in 1860, more than 50 years after the transatlantic slave trade was outlawed. 11:00 PM EDT on C-SPANApprox. 57 min. Q&A with Ben RainesBen Raines; Susan SwainJournalist Ben Raines talked about The Last Slave Ship: The True Story of How Clotilda Was ... Journalist Ben Raines talked about The Last Slave Ship: The True Story of How Clotilda Was Found, Her Descendants, and an Extraordinary Reckoning. In his book, he told the story of Clotilda, a slave ship carrying 110 captives from Africa that arrived on U.S. shores in 1860, more than 50 years after the transatlantic slave trade was outlawed.