Book TV Schedule

Week of March 20 through March 27

All times and durations are subject to change

Saturday, March 25
8:01 AM EDTApprox. 58 min.Jameel Jaffer, The Drone MemosJameel Jaffer, former deputy legal director of the ACLU, discusses the legal and policy documents ... Jameel Jaffer, former deputy legal director of the ACLU, discusses the legal and policy documents that govern the U.S.'s drone program. He is interviewed by Hoover Institution senior fellow and former assistant attorney general, Jack Goldsmith. This event was held at the Hoover Institution's Washington, DC, offices. 8:59 AM EDTApprox. 59 min.The Book That Changed AmericaRandall Fuller, English professor at the University of Tulsa, examines the impact of the ... Randall Fuller, English professor at the University of Tulsa, examines the impact of the publication of Charles Darwin's "On the Origin of Species," on America's religious and intellectual communities upon its release in 1860. Randall Fuller speaks at Harvard Book Store in Cambridge, Massachusetts. 9:58 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 32 min.Book TVNon-fiction books and authors. Non-fiction books and authors.
11:30 AM EDTApprox. 24 min.Interview with Co-owners of Politics & Prose Bookstore on President TrumpBookTV interviews the co-owners of Washington D.C.'s Politics & Prose Bookstore, Brad Graham and ... BookTV interviews the co-owners of Washington D.C.'s Politics & Prose Bookstore, Brad Graham and Lissa Muscatine, about their bookstore's events and reading lists created in reaction to the election of President Trump. 11:54 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 27 min.Book TVNon-fiction books and authors. Non-fiction books and authors. 1:21 PM EDTApprox. 32 min.Douglas Wilder Son of VirginiaElected governor in 1989, L . Douglas Wilder was the first African American elected governor in ... Elected governor in 1989, L . Douglas Wilder was the first African American elected governor in Virginia and the first since Reconstruction. He sat down with us to discuss his book, "Son of Virginia" and his thoughts on the current political climate.
1:53 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 26 min.Book TVNon-fiction books and authors. Non-fiction books and authors. 3:19 PM EDTApprox. 31 min.The Cyber EffectMary Aiken examines the impact of cyberspace on the behavior and development of children, teens, ... Mary Aiken examines the impact of cyberspace on the behavior and development of children, teens, and adults. She appears on C-SPAN's weekly program, "Communicators." 3:50 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 40 min.Book TVNon-fiction books and authors. Non-fiction books and authors.
5:30 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr.Todd Starnes, The Deplorables' Guide to Making America Great AgainFox News radio host Todd Starnes gives his take on what citizens can do to bring America back to ... Fox News radio host Todd Starnes gives his take on what citizens can do to bring America back to traditional values in his book, "The Deplorables' Guide to Making America Great Again." 6:30 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 32 min.2017 National Book Critics Circle AwardsCoverage of the 2017 National Book Critics Circle Awards, presented each year to honor the best ... Coverage of the 2017 National Book Critics Circle Awards, presented each year to honor the best books published in the United States, according to the organization, which is composed of nearly 600 critics. The awards are presented at the New School in New York City. 8:02 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 58 min.Rod Dreher, The Benedict OptionRod Dreher, senior editor at The American Conservative magazine, argues that American Christians ... Rod Dreher, senior editor at The American Conservative magazine, argues that American Christians should look to St. Benedict, a sixth-century monk, for ideas on how to reverse the spiritual crisis in the country today. He spoke at an event hosted by First Things and Plough Magazine in New York City.
10:00 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr.After Words How the New Middle Class SurvivesProfessor Lisa Servon reports on alternatives to traditional banking in her book, "The Unbanking ... Professor Lisa Servon reports on alternatives to traditional banking in her book, "The Unbanking of America." Professor Servon worked as a pay day lender and a teller at a check cashing company and explores how these methods of banking serves consumers. She is interviewed by Rohit Chopra of the Consumer Federation of America and former assistant director with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. 11:00 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr.Scott Miller, Agent 110Scott Miller, former correspondent for The Wall Street Journal, recalls Allen Dulles' efforts to ... Scott Miller, former correspondent for The Wall Street Journal, recalls Allen Dulles' efforts to embolden the German resistance against the Third Reich. Dulles, who would later lead the CIA, assumed the code-name Agent 110, and surreptitiously entered Switzerland in November 1942, when in the hopes of learning more about the Nazi operations, discovered a group of Germans set on the overthrow of Hitler. Scott Miller speaks at the National Archives in Washington, D.C.
Sunday, March 26
12:00 AM EDTApprox. 7 hr.Book TVNon-fiction books and authors. Non-fiction books and authors. 7:00 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 15 min.The Inside Story of Hillary Clinton's Failed Campaign and Donald Trump's Winning StrategyHistorian Doug Wead discusses his book, "Game of Thorns" in which he examines why the Clinton ... Historian Doug Wead discusses his book, "Game of Thorns" in which he examines why the Clinton campaign lost the 2016 election, the strategy of the Trump campaign and President Trump's plan to move America forward. He is in conversation with Ken Walsh, Chief White House correspondent for U.S. News & World Report. 8:15 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 15 min.And Other Dilemmas on Race, Admissions, and Meritocracy at Elite UniversitiesHarvard Professor Natasha Warikoo examines what college students in the U.S. and Britain think ... Harvard Professor Natasha Warikoo examines what college students in the U.S. and Britain think about race and diversity programs in her book, "The Diversity Bargain: And Other Dilemmas of Race, Admissions, and Meritocracy at Elite Universities." Professor Warikoo interviewed students at Harvard, Brown, and Oxford. She says that while many white students at Brown and Harvard understood the need for diversity in general, they often took a different stance if the diversity programs impacted their own advancement. Oxford students supported use of standard exams and merit as sole criteria for admissions into higher education.
9:30 AM EDTApprox. 56 min.Panel on EpidemicsA panel on epidemics from the 9th annual Tucson Festival of Books, featuring Donald McNeil, "Zika: ... A panel on epidemics from the 9th annual Tucson Festival of Books, featuring Donald McNeil, "Zika: The Emerging Epidemic" and Joel Shurkin, "True Genius: The Life and Work of Richard Garwin, the Most Influential Scientist You've Never Heard Of." 10:26 AM EDTApprox. 34 min.Call-in with Donald McNeil, ZikaDonald McNeil, author of "Zika: The Emerging Epidemic," takes viewer phone calls and tweets on ... Donald McNeil, author of "Zika: The Emerging Epidemic," takes viewer phone calls and tweets on epidemics and disease from the 9th annual Tucson Festival of Books. 11:00 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 1 min.Who Runs the World and Why?Chelsea Clinton and Devi Sridhar examine the role public-private partnerships are taking in ... Chelsea Clinton and Devi Sridhar examine the role public-private partnerships are taking in improving global health. Ms. Clinton and Ms. Sridhar say that these partnerships are significant to fighting diseases and can serve as a model for solving a number of serious health issues around the world.
12:01 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 2 min.After Words KEYED After Words with Sylvia Tara, The Secret Life of FatBiochemist Sylvia Tara discusses her book, "The Secret Life of Fat" which looks the history and ... Biochemist Sylvia Tara discusses her book, "The Secret Life of Fat" which looks the history and science behind body fat. Through her findings Dr. Tara argues that there are some aspects of fat that are necessary for the body. She says fat helps to strengthen our immune system, enables our reproductive system, and helps with brain size. She is interviewed by Gina Kolata, Medical Reporter for the New York Times. 1:03 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 57 min.Rod Dreher, The Benedict OptionRod Dreher, senior editor at The American Conservative magazine, argues that American Christians ... Rod Dreher, senior editor at The American Conservative magazine, argues that American Christians should look to St. Benedict, a sixth-century monk, for ideas on how to reverse the spiritual crisis in the country today. He spoke at an event hosted by First Things and Plough Magazine in New York City. 3:00 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr.Scott Miller, Agent 110Scott Miller, former correspondent for The Wall Street Journal, recalls Allen Dulles' efforts to ... Scott Miller, former correspondent for The Wall Street Journal, recalls Allen Dulles' efforts to embolden the German resistance against the Third Reich. Dulles, who would later lead the CIA, assumed the code-name Agent 110, and surreptitiously entered Switzerland in November 1942, when in the hopes of learning more about the Nazi operations, discovered a group of Germans set on the overthrow of Hitler. Scott Miller speaks at the National Archives in Washington, D.C.
4:00 PM EDTApprox. 2 hr.KrisAnne Hall, Sovereign DutyAttorney and Army veteran, KrisAnne Hall outlines what citizens can do to ensure that their ... Attorney and Army veteran, KrisAnne Hall outlines what citizens can do to ensure that their constitutional rights are protected. She argues that the federal government has failed in its duty to uphold the Constitution. This event was held in Lake City, Florida. 6:00 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 45 min.A History of the PresentColumnist Pankaj Mishra discusses his book, "The Age of Anger" which examines the catalysts in ... Columnist Pankaj Mishra discusses his book, "The Age of Anger" which examines the catalysts in society, past and present, that gives rise to nationalist groups and hate groups. He argues that as modernization occurred around the world, groups that were left on the sidelines or pushed out of prosperity, responded in a similar manner of dislike or contempt for their perceived enemy. He says that militant groups such as the messianic revolutionaries in Russia and the cultural nationalists in Germany were borne out of the disaffected groups. He is in conversation with Paul Elie, senior fellow with the Berkley Center for Religion, Peace, and World Affairs at Georgetown University. 7:45 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 15 min.And Other Dilemmas on Race, Admissions, and Meritocracy at Elite UniversitiesHarvard Professor Natasha Warikoo examines what college students in the U.S. and Britain think ... Harvard Professor Natasha Warikoo examines what college students in the U.S. and Britain think about race and diversity programs in her book, "The Diversity Bargain: And Other Dilemmas of Race, Admissions, and Meritocracy at Elite Universities." Professor Warikoo interviewed students at Harvard, Brown, and Oxford. She says that while many white students at Brown and Harvard understood the need for diversity in general, they often took a different stance if the diversity programs impacted their own advancement. Oxford students supported use of standard exams and merit as sole criteria for admissions into higher education.
9:00 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr.After Words How the New Middle Class SurvivesProfessor Lisa Servon reports on alternatives to traditional banking in her book, "The Unbanking ... Professor Lisa Servon reports on alternatives to traditional banking in her book, "The Unbanking of America." Professor Servon worked as a pay day lender and a teller at a check cashing company and explores how these methods of banking serves consumers. She is interviewed by Rohit Chopra of the Consumer Federation of America and former assistant director with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. 10:00 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr.Todd Starnes, The Deplorables' Guide to Making America Great AgainFox News radio host Todd Starnes gives his take on what citizens can do to bring America back to ... Fox News radio host Todd Starnes gives his take on what citizens can do to bring America back to traditional values in his book, "The Deplorables' Guide to Making America Great Again." 11:00 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 1 min.Gentrification, Inequality, and the Fight for the NeighborhoodJournalist Peter Moskowitz discusses the future of American cities in his book, "How to Kill a ... Journalist Peter Moskowitz discusses the future of American cities in his book, "How to Kill a City." In his book, Mr. Moskowitz looks at gentrification in Detroit, New Orleans, & New York and what the impact has been on residents of these cities. He is interviewed by Ryan Sartor, Host of The Difficult To Name Reading Series.
Monday, March 27
12:01 AM EDTApprox. 59 min.After Words How the New Middle Class SurvivesProfessor Lisa Servon reports on alternatives to traditional banking in her book, "The Unbanking ... Professor Lisa Servon reports on alternatives to traditional banking in her book, "The Unbanking of America." Professor Servon worked as a pay day lender and a teller at a check cashing company and explores how these methods of banking serves consumers. She is interviewed by Rohit Chopra of the Consumer Federation of America and former assistant director with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. 1:00 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 32 min.2017 National Book Critics Circle AwardsCoverage of the 2017 National Book Critics Circle Awards, presented each year to honor the best ... Coverage of the 2017 National Book Critics Circle Awards, presented each year to honor the best books published in the United States, according to the organization, which is composed of nearly 600 critics. The awards are presented at the New School in New York City. 2:32 AM EDTApprox. 28 min.Interview with Co-owners of Politics & Prose Bookstore on President TrumpBookTV interviews the co-owners of Washington D.C.'s Politics & Prose Bookstore, Brad Graham and ... BookTV interviews the co-owners of Washington D.C.'s Politics & Prose Bookstore, Brad Graham and Lissa Muscatine, about their bookstore's events and reading lists created in reaction to the election of President Trump.
3:00 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr.After Words How the New Middle Class SurvivesProfessor Lisa Servon reports on alternatives to traditional banking in her book, "The Unbanking ... Professor Lisa Servon reports on alternatives to traditional banking in her book, "The Unbanking of America." Professor Servon worked as a pay day lender and a teller at a check cashing company and explores how these methods of banking serves consumers. She is interviewed by Rohit Chopra of the Consumer Federation of America and former assistant director with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. 4:00 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr.Gerri Willis, Rich is not a Four Letter Word - KEYEDFox Business News anchor and correspondent Gerri Willis discusses her book, "Rich Is Not a ... Fox Business News anchor and correspondent Gerri Willis discusses her book, "Rich Is Not a Four-Letter Word: How to Survive Obamacare, Trump Wall Street, Kick-Start Your Retirement, and Achieve Financial Success," at the 10th annual Savannah Book Festival in Savannah, Georgia. 5:00 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr.A. Roger Ekirch, American SanctuaryVirginia Tech history professor, A. Roger Ekirch, recalls the extradition of Jonathan Robbins to ... Virginia Tech history professor, A. Roger Ekirch, recalls the extradition of Jonathan Robbins to Britain for his involvement in a mutiny aboard the British ship, the HMS Hermione, in 1797. The decision to extradite the Connecticut resident by President John Adams, was met with a critical backlash that paved the way for Adams' defeat to Thomas Jefferson in the presidential election of 1800. A. Roger Ekirch speaks at Regulator Bookshop in Durham, North Carolina.
6:00 AM EDTApprox. 30 min.Call-in with Lillian Faderman, The Gay Revolution KEYEDLillian Faderman, author of "The Gay Revolution: The Story of the Struggle," takes viewer phone ... Lillian Faderman, author of "The Gay Revolution: The Story of the Struggle," takes viewer phone calls and tweets on LGBTQ history from the 9th annual Tucson Festival of Books. 6:30 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 30 min.Peggy Grande, The President Will See You Now'Peggy Grande, who served as President Ronald Reagan's executive assistant, recalls her ten years ... Peggy Grande, who served as President Ronald Reagan's executive assistant, recalls her ten years working for the former President after he left the White House and returned to California. She speaks at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library & Museum in Simi Valley, California.