Book TV Schedule

Week of January 12 through January 19

All times and durations are subject to change

Saturday, January 14
8:01 AM EST on C-SPAN2Approx. 54 min. Undoing ProjectMervyn King; Michael LewisMichael Lewis talked about his book Undoing Project: A Friendship That Changed Our Minds, ... Michael Lewis talked about his book Undoing Project: A Friendship That Changed Our Minds, in which he looks at the work of Israeli psychologists Daniel Kahneman and Amos Tversky that focused on the decision making process of humans. Their work demonstrated errors by the human mind when confronted with making decisions in the midst of uncertainty and led to the creation of the field of behavioral economics and a shift towards the use of algorithms over the human mind. 9:00 AM EST on C-SPAN2Approx. 1 hr. 2 min. The New SectarianismGeneive Abdo; Joyce KaramGeneive Abdo talked about her book, The New Sectarianism: The Arab Uprisings and the Rebirth of ... Geneive Abdo talked about her book, The New Sectarianism: The Arab Uprisings and the Rebirth of the Shi’a-Sunni Divide, in which she looks at the Shi’a and Sunni conflict. Ms. Abdo argued that the conflict stems from religious difference. 10:04 AM EST on C-SPAN2Approx. 1 hr. 14 min. On War and PoliticsBen Haddad; Eileen Hauser; Arnold L. PunaroMajor General Arnold Punaro (Retired) talked about his book, On War and Politics: The ... Major General Arnold Punaro (Retired) talked about his book, On War and Politics: The Battlefield Inside Washington’s Beltway, about his life in the military and in Congress. Major General Punaro served 35 years with the Marine Corps and 24 years as staff director of the Senate Armed Services Committee.
11:19 AM EST on C-SPAN2Approx. 36 min. Iron DawnRichard Snow; Mallory WeberRichard Snow talked about his book Iron Dawn: The Monitor, the Merrimack, and the Civil War Sea ... Richard Snow talked about his book Iron Dawn: The Monitor, the Merrimack, and the Civil War Sea Battle that Changed History, in which he recalls the Union Army’s creation of the Monitor, an iron warship that was rushed into production and completed in one-hundred days to thwart the Confederate’s frigate, the Merrimack, a Union ship that had been captured and repurposed by the Confederate Army. The two ships met at the Battle of Hampton Roads in Virginia, in March, 1862. 12:00 PM EST on C-SPAN2Approx. 59 min. Writing to Save a LifeLissa Muscatine; John Edgar WidemanJohn Edgar Wideman talked about his book Writing to Save a Life: the Louis Till File, in ... John Edgar Wideman talked about his book Writing to Save a Life: the Louis Till File, in which he discusses the execution of Louis Till by the U.S. Army in 1945 and the impact that it had on the legal case against those who killed Louis’s son, Emmett, in 1955. Louis Till was found guilty of murdering an Italian woman and raping two more. No one outside the government, including members of Louis Till’s family, knew about his fate until the details were leaked to the press after those who killed Emmett Till were found not guilty. 1:00 PM EST on C-SPAN2Approx. 45 min. Failure to AdjustEdward "Ted" Alden; Richard N. HaassEdward Alden talked about his book, Failure to Adjust: How Americans Got Left Behind in the ... Edward Alden talked about his book, Failure to Adjust: How Americans Got Left Behind in the Global Economy, about America’s role in the global economy. He spoke with Richard Haass.
1:47 PM EST on C-SPAN2Approx. 1 hr. 2 min. Settle for MoreKatty Kay; Megyn Kelly; Lissa MuscatineMegyn Kelly talked about her book Settle for More, in which she discusses her life and ... Megyn Kelly talked about her book Settle for More, in which she discusses her life and career as a journalist. She spoke with Katty Kay.

This program contains language that some viewers may find offensive.
2:51 PM EST on C-SPAN2Approx. 1 hr. 8 min. A Capitalist's LamentElizabeth Carney; Roy Eisenhardt; Leland FaustLeland Faust talked about his book A Capitalist’s Lament: How Wall Street Is Fleecing You ... Leland Faust talked about his book A Capitalist’s Lament: How Wall Street Is Fleecing You and Ruining America, in which he argues that regular Americans are being fleeced and exposed to high level risks by Wall Street financial firms that are only interested in increasing their own bottom line. Mr. Faust spoke with Roy Eisenhardt. 4:00 PM EST on C-SPAN2Approx. 1 hr. 5 min. The TunnelsJuliane Camfield; Eric Jarosinski; Greg MitchellGreg Mitchell talked about his book The Tunnels: Escapes Under the Berlin Wall and the Historic ... Greg Mitchell talked about his book The Tunnels: Escapes Under the Berlin Wall and the Historic Films the JFK White House Tried to Kill, in which he reports on how a group of people from West Berlin in 1962 were determined to dig tunnels under the Berlin Wall in the hopes of aiding those who wished to escape from East Berlin. In his book, the author notes that two American news outlets, NBC and CBS, became aware of the plan and offered to fund the creation of two tunnels in exchange for the rights to document the escapes. President John F. Kennedy, hesitant to incite a confrontation with the Soviet Union, derailed the creation of the tunnels. Greg Mitchell spoke with author Eric Jarosinski.
5:06 PM EST on C-SPAN2Approx. 59 min. The Fleet at Flood TideJames D. Hornfischer; Brenda RavenJames Hornfischer talked about his book The Fleet at Flood Tide: America at Total War in the ... James Hornfischer talked about his book The Fleet at Flood Tide: America at Total War in the Pacific, 1944-1945, in which he recalls the U.S. invasion of the Mariana Islands and the final operations in the Pacific Theater during World War II. 6:07 PM EST on C-SPAN2Approx. 1 hr. 21 min. Einstein's Greatest MistakeDavid Auburn; David Bodanis; Tim McHenryDavid Bodanis talked about his book Einstein’s Greatest Mistake: A Biography, in ... David Bodanis talked about his book Einstein’s Greatest Mistake: A Biography, in which he explores the reasons Albert Einstein was disregarded by many of his colleagues later in his life due to personal and professional animus. He spoke with David Auburn. 7:30 PM EST on C-SPAN2Approx. 1 hr. 46 min. Race Relations in AmericaMary Frances Berry; Avis A. Jones-DeWeever; Westley "Wes" Moore; Joy-Ann Reid; April Ryan; Davis ShouldersApril Ryan moderated a discussion on race relations in America. She was joined in conversation by ... April Ryan moderated a discussion on race relations in America. She was joined in conversation by Joy-Ann Reid, author of Fracture: Barack Obama, the Clintons, and the Racial Divide; Mary Frances Berry, author of Five Dollars and a Pork Chop Sandwich: Vote Buying and the Corruption of Democracy; Wes Moore, author of The Other Wes Moore: One Name, Two Fates; and Cornell Belcher, author of A Black Man in the White House: Barack Obama and the Triggering of America’s Racial-Aversion Crisis.
9:16 PM EST on C-SPAN2Approx. 46 min. Game of LoansBeth Akers; Daniel DiSalvoBeth Akers, co-author of Game of Loans: The Rhetoric and Reality of Student Debt, argued ... Beth Akers, co-author of Game of Loans: The Rhetoric and Reality of Student Debt, argued that the student loan crisis in the United States was overblown and that going into debt to obtain a college education was still worth it. She said that the real problem was that too many people were taking on student debt and then never completing their educations. 10:03 PM EST on C-SPAN2Approx. 55 min. After Words with Jonathan ChaitJim Acosta; Jonathan ChaitJonathan Chait talked about his book, Audacity: How Barack Obama Defied His Critics and Created ... Jonathan Chait talked about his book, Audacity: How Barack Obama Defied His Critics and Created a Legacy That Will Prevail, in which he examines President Obama’s record as president. He is interviewed by Jim Acosta. 11:00 PM EST on C-SPAN2Approx. 1 hr. 43 min. Words on the MoveJohn H. McWhorter; Erica ParkerProfessor John McWhorter talked about his book Words on the Move: Why English Won’t - and ... Professor John McWhorter talked about his book Words on the Move: Why English Won’t - and Can’t - Sit Still (Like, Literally), in which he examines how language and word meanings change over time.

This program contains language that some viewers may find offensive.
Sunday, January 15
12:45 AM EST on C-SPAN2Approx. 1 hr. 44 min. The American MiracleMichael Medved; Katy SewallMichael Medved talked about his book The American Miracle: Divine Providence in the Rise of the ... Michael Medved talked about his book The American Miracle: Divine Providence in the Rise of the Republic, in which he offers his thoughts on the role that religion has played in American history. 2:33 AM EST on C-SPAN2Approx. 58 min. UnprecedentedDana Bash; Amanda B. Carpenter; Patti Solis Doyle; Lissa Muscatine; Brian StelterCNN contributors and reporters talked about journalist Thomas Lake’s book, Unprecedented: ... CNN contributors and reporters talked about journalist Thomas Lake’s book, Unprecedented: The Election That Changed Everything. They also spoke about the 2016 campaign, it’s historical significance, and what it means for democracy and future elections in America. 3:32 AM EST on C-SPAN2Approx. 1 hr. 20 min. Campus PoliticsDavid French; Greg Lukianoff; Andrew "Andy" R. Smarick; Jonathan ZimmermanProfessor Jonathan Zimmerman talked about his book Campus Politics: What Everyone Needs to ... Professor Jonathan Zimmerman talked about his book Campus Politics: What Everyone Needs to Know, about increasing pressure to curtail free speech on college campuses across the country. During this event, commentary was provided by David French and Greg Lukianoff.
4:53 AM EST on C-SPAN2Approx. 6 min. Scott Farris on IngaScott Clark FarrisAuthor Scott Farris was interviewed by C-SPAN at the National Press Club Book Fair about his book, ... Author Scott Farris was interviewed by C-SPAN at the National Press Club Book Fair about his book, Inga. 5:00 AM EST on C-SPAN2Approx. 1 hr. 2 min. The Constitution TodayAkhil Reed Amar; Jeffrey RosenAkhil Reed Amar talked about his book, The Constitution Today. He spoke with Jeffrey ... Akhil Reed Amar talked about his book, The Constitution Today. He spoke with Jeffrey Rosen.

They spoke at the National Constitution Center’s 2016 Bill of Rights Day Book Festival.
6:05 AM EST on C-SPAN2Approx. 42 min. The Electrifying Fall of Rainbow CityMargaret S. Creighton; Mark Sommer; Leslie ZemskyProfessor Margaret Creighton talked about her book The Electrifying Fall of Rainbow City: ... Professor Margaret Creighton talked about her book The Electrifying Fall of Rainbow City: Spectacle and Assassination at the 1901 World’s Fair, in which she recalls the assassination of President William McKinley at the 1901 World’s Fair in Buffalo.
6:49 AM EST on C-SPAN2Approx. 1 hr. 5 min. The Pope of PhysicsTobey Dichter; Larry Gladney; Bettina Hoerlin; Gino SegreGino Segre and Bettina Hoerlin talked about their book, The Pope of Physics: Enrico Fermi and ... Gino Segre and Bettina Hoerlin talked about their book, The Pope of Physics: Enrico Fermi and the Birth of the Atomic Age, about Italian physicist Enrico Fermi, known as “the Pope” by his colleagues. Mr. Fermi was an integral part of the building of the atomic bomb in America. 7:54 AM EST on C-SPAN2Approx. 5 min. James BaldwinDaniel Baldwin; Nicholas Delbanco; Jules Farber; Cody Stuart Madsen; Carole WeinsteinJules Farber talked about his book, James Baldwin: Escape from America, Exile in Provence, ... Jules Farber talked about his book, James Baldwin: Escape from America, Exile in Provence, on James Baldwin’s life and writing career as an expat in France from 1970 until his death in 1987. He was joined in conversation by James Baldwin’s sister-in-law, Carol Weinstein; his nephew, Daniel Baldwin; author Nicholas Delbanco; and musician George Wein. 8:00 AM EST on C-SPAN2Approx. 1 hr. 2 min. NowMarion Abbott; Richard MullerProfessor Richard Muller talked about his book Now: The Physics of Time, in which he ... Professor Richard Muller talked about his book Now: The Physics of Time, in which he discusses the concept of time and proposes his own scientific theory on the subject.
9:03 AM EST on C-SPAN2Approx. 1 hr. 22 min. Einstein's Greatest MistakeDavid Auburn; David Bodanis; Tim McHenryDavid Bodanis talked about his book Einstein’s Greatest Mistake: A Biography, in ... David Bodanis talked about his book Einstein’s Greatest Mistake: A Biography, in which he explores the reasons Albert Einstein was disregarded by many of his colleagues later in his life due to personal and professional animus. He spoke with David Auburn. 10:30 AM EST on C-SPAN2Approx. 1 hr. 18 min. Green Card WarriorNick Adams; Erika AmmiritiNick Adams talked about his book, Green Card Warrior: My Quest for Legal Immigration in an ... Nick Adams talked about his book, Green Card Warrior: My Quest for Legal Immigration in an Illegals' System, about his efforts to legally immigrate to the United States and the efforts by the State Department to complicate the process due to his political views. He also offered a critique of the U.S. immigration system, both legal and illegal. 11:51 AM EST on C-SPAN2Approx. 7 min. A House of My OwnSandra Cisneros; Kate Kroehler; Paulette Miller; William MillerSandra Cisneros, author of A House of My Own: Stories from My Life, delivered a talk after ... Sandra Cisneros, author of A House of My Own: Stories from My Life, delivered a talk after receiving the Fairfax Prize, which is awarded annually during the Fall for the Book festival in Virginia.
12:00 PM EST on C-SPAN2Approx. 58 min. After Words with Sophie PinkhamAlexander Cooley; Sophie PinkhamSophie Pinkham talked about her book Black Square: Adventures in Post-Soviet Ukraine, in ... Sophie Pinkham talked about her book Black Square: Adventures in Post-Soviet Ukraine, in which she discusses Ukraine’s history and life today in the country amidst ongoing conflict. She was interviewed by Alexander Cooley. 1:00 PM EST on C-SPAN2Approx. 1 hr. 15 min. Thank You for Being LateThomas L. Friedman; Bradley GrahamThomas Friedman talked about his book Thank You for Being Late: An Optimist’s Guide to ... Thomas Friedman talked about his book Thank You for Being Late: An Optimist’s Guide to Thriving in the Age of Accelerations, in which he discusses how technology and globalization is accelerating and transforming how people do things in their everyday lives, from work to play. 2:17 PM EST on C-SPAN2Approx. 1 hr. 1 min. Shall Not Be InfringedTom Donnelly; David A. KeeneDavid Keene, author of Shall Not Be Infringed, spoke with Tom Donnelly, a senior fellow in ... David Keene, author of Shall Not Be Infringed, spoke with Tom Donnelly, a senior fellow in constitutional studies at the National Constitution Center, about the Second Amendment.

They spoke at the National Constitution Center’s 2016 Bill of Rights Day Book Festival.
3:20 PM EST on C-SPAN2Approx. 9 min. Blood at the RootSheffield Hale; Patrick PhillipsPatrick Phillips talked about his book Blood at the Root: A Racial Cleansing in America, in ... Patrick Phillips talked about his book Blood at the Root: A Racial Cleansing in America, in which he recalls the murder of a young girl in Forsyth County, Georgia, in 1912 and the subsequent evacuation of 1,100 black citizens whose lives were endangered by vigilante groups who falsely blamed two African-American teenagers for the murder. 3:30 PM EST on C-SPAN2Approx. 1 hr. 46 min. Race Relations in AmericaMary Frances Berry; Avis A. Jones-DeWeever; Westley "Wes" Moore; Joy-Ann Reid; April Ryan; Davis ShouldersApril Ryan moderated a discussion on race relations in America. She was joined in conversation by ... April Ryan moderated a discussion on race relations in America. She was joined in conversation by Joy-Ann Reid, author of Fracture: Barack Obama, the Clintons, and the Racial Divide; Mary Frances Berry, author of Five Dollars and a Pork Chop Sandwich: Vote Buying and the Corruption of Democracy; Wes Moore, author of The Other Wes Moore: One Name, Two Fates; and Cornell Belcher, author of A Black Man in the White House: Barack Obama and the Triggering of America’s Racial-Aversion Crisis. 5:16 PM EST on C-SPAN2Approx. 1 hr. 2 min. NowMarion Abbott; Richard MullerProfessor Richard Muller talked about his book Now: The Physics of Time, in which he ... Professor Richard Muller talked about his book Now: The Physics of Time, in which he discusses the concept of time and proposes his own scientific theory on the subject.
6:21 PM EST on C-SPAN2Approx. 9 min. Settle for MoreKatty Kay; Megyn Kelly; Lissa MuscatineMegyn Kelly talked about her book Settle for More, in which she discusses her life and ... Megyn Kelly talked about her book Settle for More, in which she discusses her life and career as a journalist. She spoke with Katty Kay.

This program contains language that some viewers may find offensive.
6:31 PM EST on C-SPAN2Approx. 36 min. Iron DawnRichard Snow; Mallory WeberRichard Snow talked about his book Iron Dawn: The Monitor, the Merrimack, and the Civil War Sea ... Richard Snow talked about his book Iron Dawn: The Monitor, the Merrimack, and the Civil War Sea Battle that Changed History, in which he recalls the Union Army’s creation of the Monitor, an iron warship that was rushed into production and completed in one-hundred days to thwart the Confederate’s frigate, the Merrimack, a Union ship that had been captured and repurposed by the Confederate Army. The two ships met at the Battle of Hampton Roads in Virginia, in March, 1862. 7:10 PM EST on C-SPAN2Approx. 5 min. Preserving America's Founding DocumentsCharles Cullen; Nancy Moses; Stephen Puleo; Jeffrey RosenPanelists talked about preserving America’s founding documents. The panel featured Stephen ... Panelists talked about preserving America’s founding documents. The panel featured Stephen Puleo, author of American Treasures, and Nancy Moses, author of Stolen, Smuggled, Sold. The panel was moderated by Charles Cullen.

They spoke at the National Constitution Center’s 2016 Bill of Rights Day Book Festival.
7:15 PM EST on C-SPAN2Approx. 1 hr. 44 min. The American MiracleMichael Medved; Katy SewallMichael Medved talked about his book The American Miracle: Divine Providence in the Rise of the ... Michael Medved talked about his book The American Miracle: Divine Providence in the Rise of the Republic, in which he offers his thoughts on the role that religion has played in American history. 9:00 PM EST on C-SPAN2Approx. 55 min. After Words with Jonathan ChaitJim Acosta; Jonathan ChaitJonathan Chait talked about his book, Audacity: How Barack Obama Defied His Critics and Created ... Jonathan Chait talked about his book, Audacity: How Barack Obama Defied His Critics and Created a Legacy That Will Prevail, in which he examines President Obama’s record as president. He is interviewed by Jim Acosta. 9:56 PM EST on C-SPAN2Approx. 3 min. The Fractured RepublicOren Cass; Yuval LevinYuval Levin talked about his book The Fractured Republic: Renewing America’s Social ... Yuval Levin talked about his book The Fractured Republic: Renewing America’s Social Contract in the Age of Individualism, in which he discusses the path forward to a more united, stable, and prosperous America.
10:00 PM EST on C-SPAN2Approx. 1 hr. 2 min. The TunnelsJuliane Camfield; Eric Jarosinski; Greg MitchellGreg Mitchell talked about his book The Tunnels: Escapes Under the Berlin Wall and the Historic ... Greg Mitchell talked about his book The Tunnels: Escapes Under the Berlin Wall and the Historic Films the JFK White House Tried to Kill, in which he reports on how a group of people from West Berlin in 1962 were determined to dig tunnels under the Berlin Wall in the hopes of aiding those who wished to escape from East Berlin. In his book, the author notes that two American news outlets, NBC and CBS, became aware of the plan and offered to fund the creation of two tunnels in exchange for the rights to document the escapes. President John F. Kennedy, hesitant to incite a confrontation with the Soviet Union, derailed the creation of the tunnels. Greg Mitchell spoke with author Eric Jarosinski. 11:05 PM EST on C-SPAN2Approx. 46 min. Game of LoansBeth Akers; Daniel DiSalvoBeth Akers, co-author of Game of Loans: The Rhetoric and Reality of Student Debt, argued ... Beth Akers, co-author of Game of Loans: The Rhetoric and Reality of Student Debt, argued that the student loan crisis in the United States was overblown and that going into debt to obtain a college education was still worth it. She said that the real problem was that too many people were taking on student debt and then never completing their educations. 11:54 PM EST on C-SPAN2Approx. 4 min. Imperfect UnionThomas Burr; Charles "Chuck" RaaschChuck Raasch talked about his book Imperfect Union: A Father’s Search for His Son in the ... Chuck Raasch talked about his book Imperfect Union: A Father’s Search for His Son in the Aftermath of the Battle of Gettysburg, in which he recalls the death of Lieutenant Bayard Wilkeson on the first day of the Battle of Gettysburg, and his father, Sam Wilkeson, a New York Times correspondent, who penned an account of the battle.
Monday, January 16
12:00 AM EST on C-SPAN2Approx. 55 min. After Words with Jonathan ChaitJim Acosta; Jonathan ChaitJonathan Chait talked about his book, Audacity: How Barack Obama Defied His Critics and Created ... Jonathan Chait talked about his book, Audacity: How Barack Obama Defied His Critics and Created a Legacy That Will Prevail, in which he examines President Obama’s record as president. He is interviewed by Jim Acosta. 1:00 AM EST on C-SPAN2Approx. 1 hr. The Fleet at Flood TideJames D. Hornfischer; Brenda RavenJames Hornfischer talked about his book The Fleet at Flood Tide: America at Total War in the ... James Hornfischer talked about his book The Fleet at Flood Tide: America at Total War in the Pacific, 1944-1945, in which he recalls the U.S. invasion of the Mariana Islands and the final operations in the Pacific Theater during World War II. 2:00 AM EST on C-SPAN2Approx. 54 min. Undoing ProjectMervyn King; Michael LewisMichael Lewis talked about his book Undoing Project: A Friendship That Changed Our Minds, ... Michael Lewis talked about his book Undoing Project: A Friendship That Changed Our Minds, in which he looks at the work of Israeli psychologists Daniel Kahneman and Amos Tversky that focused on the decision making process of humans. Their work demonstrated errors by the human mind when confronted with making decisions in the midst of uncertainty and led to the creation of the field of behavioral economics and a shift towards the use of algorithms over the human mind.
2:55 AM EST on C-SPAN2Approx. 4 min. Shall Not Be InfringedTom Donnelly; David A. KeeneDavid Keene, author of Shall Not Be Infringed, spoke with Tom Donnelly, a senior fellow in ... David Keene, author of Shall Not Be Infringed, spoke with Tom Donnelly, a senior fellow in constitutional studies at the National Constitution Center, about the Second Amendment.

They spoke at the National Constitution Center’s 2016 Bill of Rights Day Book Festival.
3:00 AM EST on C-SPAN2Approx. 55 min. After Words with Jonathan ChaitJim Acosta; Jonathan ChaitJonathan Chait talked about his book, Audacity: How Barack Obama Defied His Critics and Created ... Jonathan Chait talked about his book, Audacity: How Barack Obama Defied His Critics and Created a Legacy That Will Prevail, in which he examines President Obama’s record as president. He is interviewed by Jim Acosta. 4:00 AM EST on C-SPAN2Approx. 56 min. Preserving America's Founding DocumentsCharles Cullen; Nancy Moses; Stephen Puleo; Jeffrey RosenPanelists talked about preserving America’s founding documents. The panel featured Stephen ... Panelists talked about preserving America’s founding documents. The panel featured Stephen Puleo, author of American Treasures, and Nancy Moses, author of Stolen, Smuggled, Sold. The panel was moderated by Charles Cullen.

They spoke at the National Constitution Center’s 2016 Bill of Rights Day Book Festival.
5:00 AM EST on C-SPAN2Approx. 1 hr. 43 min. Words on the MoveJohn H. McWhorter; Erica ParkerProfessor John McWhorter talked about his book Words on the Move: Why English Won’t - and ... Professor John McWhorter talked about his book Words on the Move: Why English Won’t - and Can’t - Sit Still (Like, Literally), in which he examines how language and word meanings change over time.

This program contains language that some viewers may find offensive.
6:45 AM EST on C-SPAN2Approx. 1 hr. 14 min. On War and PoliticsBen Haddad; Eileen Hauser; Arnold L. PunaroMajor General Arnold Punaro (Retired) talked about his book, On War and Politics: The ... Major General Arnold Punaro (Retired) talked about his book, On War and Politics: The Battlefield Inside Washington’s Beltway, about his life in the military and in Congress. Major General Punaro served 35 years with the Marine Corps and 24 years as staff director of the Senate Armed Services Committee. 8:30 AM EST on C-SPAN2Approx. 1 hr. 46 min. Race Relations in AmericaMary Frances Berry; Avis A. Jones-DeWeever; Westley "Wes" Moore; Joy-Ann Reid; April Ryan; Davis ShouldersApril Ryan moderated a discussion on race relations in America. She was joined in conversation by ... April Ryan moderated a discussion on race relations in America. She was joined in conversation by Joy-Ann Reid, author of Fracture: Barack Obama, the Clintons, and the Racial Divide; Mary Frances Berry, author of Five Dollars and a Pork Chop Sandwich: Vote Buying and the Corruption of Democracy; Wes Moore, author of The Other Wes Moore: One Name, Two Fates; and Cornell Belcher, author of A Black Man in the White House: Barack Obama and the Triggering of America’s Racial-Aversion Crisis.
10:20 AM EST on C-SPAN2Approx. 36 min. Iron DawnRichard Snow; Mallory WeberRichard Snow talked about his book Iron Dawn: The Monitor, the Merrimack, and the Civil War Sea ... Richard Snow talked about his book Iron Dawn: The Monitor, the Merrimack, and the Civil War Sea Battle that Changed History, in which he recalls the Union Army’s creation of the Monitor, an iron warship that was rushed into production and completed in one-hundred days to thwart the Confederate’s frigate, the Merrimack, a Union ship that had been captured and repurposed by the Confederate Army. The two ships met at the Battle of Hampton Roads in Virginia, in March, 1862. 11:00 AM EST on C-SPAN2Approx. 1 hr. 27 min. Enhanced InterrogationJames Mitchell; Marc ThiessenJames Mitchell talked about his book, Enhanced Interrogation: Inside the Minds and Motives of ... James Mitchell talked about his book, Enhanced Interrogation: Inside the Minds and Motives of the Islamic Terrorists Trying To Destroy America, about the development and workings of the CIA’s enhanced interrogation program and the experiences he had interrogating people such as Abu Zubaydah and Khalid Sheikh Mohammed. Mr. Mitchell spoke with Marc Thiessen. 12:30 PM EST on C-SPAN2Approx. 1 hr. The Fleet at Flood TideJames D. Hornfischer; Brenda RavenJames Hornfischer talked about his book The Fleet at Flood Tide: America at Total War in the ... James Hornfischer talked about his book The Fleet at Flood Tide: America at Total War in the Pacific, 1944-1945, in which he recalls the U.S. invasion of the Mariana Islands and the final operations in the Pacific Theater during World War II.
1:30 PM EST on C-SPAN2Approx. 1 hr. 43 min. Words on the MoveJohn H. McWhorter; Erica ParkerProfessor John McWhorter talked about his book Words on the Move: Why English Won’t - and ... Professor John McWhorter talked about his book Words on the Move: Why English Won’t - and Can’t - Sit Still (Like, Literally), in which he examines how language and word meanings change over time.

This program contains language that some viewers may find offensive.
3:15 PM EST on C-SPAN2Approx. 1 hr. 5 min. The Pope of PhysicsTobey Dichter; Larry Gladney; Bettina Hoerlin; Gino SegreGino Segre and Bettina Hoerlin talked about their book, The Pope of Physics: Enrico Fermi and ... Gino Segre and Bettina Hoerlin talked about their book, The Pope of Physics: Enrico Fermi and the Birth of the Atomic Age, about Italian physicist Enrico Fermi, known as “the Pope” by his colleagues. Mr. Fermi was an integral part of the building of the atomic bomb in America. 4:30 PM EST on C-SPAN2Approx. 42 min. If This Be TreasonJeremy DudaJeremy Duda talked about his book If This Be Treason: The American Rogues and Rebels Who Walked ... Jeremy Duda talked about his book If This Be Treason: The American Rogues and Rebels Who Walked the Line Between Dissent and Betrayal, in which he provides a history of the act of treason in America, from the concept of the term and its use to the allegations against people such as Edward Snowden.
5:15 PM EST on C-SPAN2Approx. 46 min. Game of LoansBeth Akers; Daniel DiSalvoBeth Akers, co-author of Game of Loans: The Rhetoric and Reality of Student Debt, argued ... Beth Akers, co-author of Game of Loans: The Rhetoric and Reality of Student Debt, argued that the student loan crisis in the United States was overblown and that going into debt to obtain a college education was still worth it. She said that the real problem was that too many people were taking on student debt and then never completing their educations. 6:01 PM EST on C-SPAN2Approx. 1 hr. 1 min. Death Penalty and the ConstitutionJohn Bessler; Michael J. Gerhardt; Carol Steiker; Jordan SteikerPanelists talked about the death penalty. Panelists included Jordan and Carol Steiker, co-authors ... Panelists talked about the death penalty. Panelists included Jordan and Carol Steiker, co-authors of Courting Death: The Supreme Court and Capital Punishment, and John Bessler, editor of Stephen Breyer’s Against the Death Penalty. The panel was moderated by Michael Gerhardt.

They spoke at the National Constitution Center’s 2016 Bill of Rights Day Book Festival.
7:03 PM EST on C-SPAN2Approx. 51 min. Grace and Justice on Death RowBrian Stolarz; Candace WilkinsonBrian Stolarz talked about his book Grace and Justice on Death Row: The Race against Time and ... Brian Stolarz talked about his book Grace and Justice on Death Row: The Race against Time and Texas to Free an Innocent Man, in which he reports on his client, Alfred Dewayne Brown, who spent twelve years on Texas' Death Row until he was exonerated of the charges.
7:55 PM EST on C-SPAN2Approx. 4 min. Defenseless Under the NightEric Arnesen; Matthew Dallek; Philippa StrumProfessor Matthew Dallek talked about his book Defenseless Under the Night: The Roosevelt Years ... Professor Matthew Dallek talked about his book Defenseless Under the Night: The Roosevelt Years and the Origins of Homeland Security, in which he looks at the precursor to the Department of Homeland Security, the Office of Civilian Defense (OCD), established by President Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1941. 8:30 PM EST on C-SPAN2Approx. 1 hr. 34 min. Race and Power in AmericaDanielle Allen; Elizabeth Hinton; Khalil Gibran Muhammad; Tommie Shelby; Mary StackTommie Shelby, author of Dark Ghettos, Elizabeth Hinton, author of The War on ... Tommie Shelby, author of Dark Ghettos, Elizabeth Hinton, author of The War on Poverty, and Khalil Gibran Muhammad, author of The Condemnation of Blackness, participated in a discussion on issues of race and structural injustice. The discussion was moderated by Professor Danielle Allen. 10:04 PM EST on C-SPAN2Approx. 9 min. The Bureaucrat KingsPaul Moreno; Peter SlenProfessor Paul Moreno talked about his book, The Bureaucrat Kings: The Origins and ... Professor Paul Moreno talked about his book, The Bureaucrat Kings: The Origins and Underpinnings of America’s Bureaucratic State. This interview, part of Book TV’s College Series, was recorded at Hillsdale College in Michigan.
10:15 PM EST on C-SPAN2Approx. 45 min. Failure to AdjustEdward "Ted" Alden; Richard N. HaassEdward Alden talked about his book, Failure to Adjust: How Americans Got Left Behind in the ... Edward Alden talked about his book, Failure to Adjust: How Americans Got Left Behind in the Global Economy, about America’s role in the global economy. He spoke with Richard Haass. 11:01 PM EST on C-SPAN2Approx. 58 min. Writing to Save a LifeLissa Muscatine; John Edgar WidemanJohn Edgar Wideman talked about his book Writing to Save a Life: the Louis Till File, in ... John Edgar Wideman talked about his book Writing to Save a Life: the Louis Till File, in which he discusses the execution of Louis Till by the U.S. Army in 1945 and the impact that it had on the legal case against those who killed Louis’s son, Emmett, in 1955. Louis Till was found guilty of murdering an Italian woman and raping two more. No one outside the government, including members of Louis Till’s family, knew about his fate until the details were leaked to the press after those who killed Emmett Till were found not guilty.
Tuesday, January 17
12:00 AM EST on C-SPAN2Approx. 1 hr. 22 min. Einstein's Greatest MistakeDavid Auburn; David Bodanis; Tim McHenryDavid Bodanis talked about his book Einstein’s Greatest Mistake: A Biography, in ... David Bodanis talked about his book Einstein’s Greatest Mistake: A Biography, in which he explores the reasons Albert Einstein was disregarded by many of his colleagues later in his life due to personal and professional animus. He spoke with David Auburn. 1:30 AM EST on C-SPAN2Approx. 1 hr. 1 min. The New Trail of TearsBenjamin Ginsberg; Naomi Schaefer RileyNaomi Riley talked about her book, The New Trail of Tears: How Washington Is Destroying ... Naomi Riley talked about her book, The New Trail of Tears: How Washington Is Destroying American Indians, about the impact of U.S. policies on Native Americans. 2:31 AM EST on C-SPAN2Approx. 1 hr. 15 min. Thank You for Being LateThomas L. Friedman; Bradley GrahamThomas Friedman talked about his book Thank You for Being Late: An Optimist’s Guide to ... Thomas Friedman talked about his book Thank You for Being Late: An Optimist’s Guide to Thriving in the Age of Accelerations, in which he discusses how technology and globalization is accelerating and transforming how people do things in their everyday lives, from work to play.
3:46 AM EST on C-SPAN2Approx. 1 hr. 18 min. Green Card WarriorNick Adams; Erika AmmiritiNick Adams talked about his book, Green Card Warrior: My Quest for Legal Immigration in an ... Nick Adams talked about his book, Green Card Warrior: My Quest for Legal Immigration in an Illegals' System, about his efforts to legally immigrate to the United States and the efforts by the State Department to complicate the process due to his political views. He also offered a critique of the U.S. immigration system, both legal and illegal. 5:05 AM EST on C-SPAN2Approx. 1 hr. 8 min. A Capitalist's LamentElizabeth Carney; Roy Eisenhardt; Leland FaustLeland Faust talked about his book A Capitalist’s Lament: How Wall Street Is Fleecing You ... Leland Faust talked about his book A Capitalist’s Lament: How Wall Street Is Fleecing You and Ruining America, in which he argues that regular Americans are being fleeced and exposed to high level risks by Wall Street financial firms that are only interested in increasing their own bottom line. Mr. Faust spoke with Roy Eisenhardt. 6:15 AM EST on C-SPAN2Approx. 33 min. The American MiracleMichael Medved; Katy SewallMichael Medved talked about his book The American Miracle: Divine Providence in the Rise of the ... Michael Medved talked about his book The American Miracle: Divine Providence in the Rise of the Republic, in which he offers his thoughts on the role that religion has played in American history.