Book TV Schedule

Week of March 20 through March 27

All times and durations are subject to change

Saturday, March 25
8:00 AM EDT on C-SPAN2Approx. 49 min. The Drone MemosJack Landman Goldsmith III; Jameel Jaffer; Russell WaldJameel 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. 9:00 AM EDT on C-SPAN2Approx. 57 min. The Book That Changed AmericaHilary Carr; Randall FullerRandall Fuller talked about his book The Book That Changed America: How Darwin’s Theory ... Randall Fuller talked about his book The Book That Changed America: How Darwin’s Theory of Evolution Ignited a Nation, in which he examines the impact of the 1860 publication of Charles Darwin’s On the Origin of Species on America’s religious and intellectual communities. 10:00 AM EDT on C-SPAN2Approx. 1 hr. LIVE Panel Discussion on the English LanguageAllan Metcalf; Robert Alden RubinAllan Metcalf, author of From Skedaddle to Selfie: Words of the Generation, and Robert ... Allan Metcalf, author of From Skedaddle to Selfie: Words of the Generation, and Robert Alden Rubin, author of Going to Hell in a Hen Basket: An Illustrated Dictionary of Modern Malapropisms talked about the English language.

“Word Salad or Word Solid? Malapropisms and New Coinages” was a panel at the 2017 Virginia Festival of the Book.
12:00 PM EDT on C-SPAN2Approx. 1 hr. LIVE Panel Discussion on Nuclear WarSusan Southard; Dan Zak; Caren StelsonSusan Southard, author of Nagaski: Life After Nuclear War, Caren Stelson, author of ... Susan Southard, author of Nagaski: Life After Nuclear War, Caren Stelson, author of Sachiko: A Nagaski Bomb Survivor’s Story, and Dan Zak, author of Almighty: Courage, Resistance, and Existential Peril in the Nuclear Age, talked about nuclear war.

“Nuclear War: Survivors, Resistors, and Current Peril” was a panel at the 2017 Virginia Festival of the Book.
2:00 PM EDT on C-SPAN2Approx. 1 hr. LIVE Panel Discussion on Civil ProtestsHoward Means; Robert A. PrattHoward Means, author of 67 Shots: Kent Stated and the End of American Innocence and Robert ... Howard Means, author of 67 Shots: Kent Stated and the End of American Innocence and Robert Pratt, author of Selema’s Bloody Sunday: Protest, Voting Rights, and the Sturggle for Racial Equality, talked about American civil protests that ended in violence.

“Civil Protests, Bloody Responses: Kent State and Selma” was a panel at the 2017 Virginia Festival of the Book.
4:00 PM EDT on C-SPAN2Approx. 1 hr. LIVE Panel Discussion on the MediaMarc Fisher; Michael Kranish; April Ryan; Tom Nichols; Frank SesnoMarc Fisher and Michael Kranish, co-authors of Trump Revealed: An American Journey of Ambition, ... Marc Fisher and Michael Kranish, co-authors of Trump Revealed: An American Journey of Ambition, Ego, Money, and Power; Tom Nichols, author of The Death of Expertise: The Campaign Against Established Knowledge and Why It Matters; Frank Sesno, author of Ask More: The Power of Questions - To Open Doors, Uncover Solutions, and Spark Change; and and April Ryan, author of The Presidency in Black and White: My Up-Close View of Three Presidents and Race in America, talked about the media.

“Questions, Expertise, and the President: Not Just for News Junkies” was a panel at the 2017 Virginia Festival of the Book.
5:00 PM EDT on C-SPAN2Approx. 52 min. The Deplorables' Guide to Making America Great AgainBecky Norton Dunlop; John Edward Hilboldt; Todd StarnesTodd Starnes talked about his book The Deplorables' Guide to Making America Great Again, in ... Todd Starnes talked about his book The Deplorables' Guide to Making America Great Again, in which he presents his views on what citizens can do to bring America back to traditional values. 6:00 PM EDT on C-SPAN2Approx. 23 min. Brad Graham and Lissa Muscatine on Donald TrumpApril Ryan; Peter Slen; Bradley Graham; Lissa MuscatineBrad Graham and Lissa Muscatine, co-owners of Washington, D.C.'s Politics and Prose Bookstore, ... Brad Graham and Lissa Muscatine, co-owners of Washington, D.C.'s Politics and Prose Bookstore, talked about their bookstore’s events and reading lists created in reaction to the election of President Trump. 6:30 PM EDT on C-SPAN2Approx. 1 hr. 32 min. 2017 National Book Critics Circle AwardsBook TV presented coverage of the 2017 National Book Critics Circle Awards. The award is presented ... Book TV presented coverage of the 2017 National Book Critics Circle Awards. The award is presented each year to honor the best books published in the United States according to the organization, which is composed of nearly 600 critics.
8:00 PM EDT on C-SPAN2Approx. 1 hr. 52 min. The Benedict OptionRod Dreher talked about his book The Benedict Option: A Strategy for Christians in a ... Rod Dreher talked about his book The Benedict Option: A Strategy for Christians in a Post-Christian Nation, in which he 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. 10:00 PM EDT on C-SPAN2Approx. 57 min. After Words with Lisa ServonProfessor Lisa Servon talked about her book The Unbanking of America: How the New Middle Class ... Professor Lisa Servon talked about her book The Unbanking of America: How the New Middle Class Survives, in which she reports on alternatives to traditional banking. Professor Servon worked as a teller at a check cashing company and a payday lender, and in her book she explores how these new methods of banking are serving consumers. She was interviewed by Rohit Chopra. 11:00 PM EDT on C-SPAN2Approx. 54 min. Agent 110Scott Miller; Douglas SwansonScott Miller talked about his book Agent 110: An American Spymaster and the German Resistance ... Scott Miller talked about his book Agent 110: An American Spymaster and the German Resistance in WWII, in which he recalls Allen Dulles' efforts to embolden the German resistance against the Third Reich. Dulles, who would later lead the Central Intelligence Agency, assumed the code-name Agent 110 and surreptitiously entered Switzerland in November 1942. While trying to learn more about the Nazi operations, he discovered a group of Germans planning to overthrow Hitler.
Sunday, March 26
12:00 AM EDT on C-SPAN2Approx. 1 hr. Panel Discussion on the English LanguageAllan Metcalf; Robert Alden RubinAllan Metcalf, author of From Skedaddle to Selfie: Words of the Generation, and Robert ... Allan Metcalf, author of From Skedaddle to Selfie: Words of the Generation, and Robert Alden Rubin, author of Going to Hell in a Hen Basket: An Illustrated Dictionary of Modern Malapropisms talked about the English language.

“Word Salad or Word Solid? Malapropisms and New Coinages” was a panel at the 2017 Virginia Festival of the Book.
2:00 AM EDT on C-SPAN2Approx. 1 hr. Panel Discussion on Nuclear WarSusan Southard; Dan Zak; Caren StelsonSusan Southard, author of Nagaski: Life After Nuclear War, Caren Stelson, author of ... Susan Southard, author of Nagaski: Life After Nuclear War, Caren Stelson, author of Sachiko: A Nagaski Bomb Survivor’s Story, and Dan Zak, author of Almighty: Courage, Resistance, and Existential Peril in the Nuclear Age, talked about nuclear war.

“Nuclear War: Survivors, Resistors, and Current Peril” was a panel at the 2017 Virginia Festival of the Book.
4:00 AM EDT on C-SPAN2Approx. 1 hr. Panel Discussion on Civil ProtestsHoward Means; Robert A. PrattHoward Means, author of 67 Shots: Kent Stated and the End of American Innocence and Robert ... Howard Means, author of 67 Shots: Kent Stated and the End of American Innocence and Robert Pratt, author of Selema’s Bloody Sunday: Protest, Voting Rights, and the Sturggle for Racial Equality, talked about American civil protests that ended in violence.

“Civil Protests, Bloody Responses: Kent State and Selma” was a panel at the 2017 Virginia Festival of the Book.
6:00 AM EDT on C-SPAN2Approx. 1 hr. Panel Discussion on the MediaMarc Fisher; Michael Kranish; April Ryan; Tom Nichols; Frank SesnoMarc Fisher and Michael Kranish, co-authors of Trump Revealed: An American Journey of Ambition, ... Marc Fisher and Michael Kranish, co-authors of Trump Revealed: An American Journey of Ambition, Ego, Money, and Power; Tom Nichols, author of The Death of Expertise: The Campaign Against Established Knowledge and Why It Matters; Frank Sesno, author of Ask More: The Power of Questions - To Open Doors, Uncover Solutions, and Spark Change; and and April Ryan, author of The Presidency in Black and White: My Up-Close View of Three Presidents and Race in America, talked about the media.

“Questions, Expertise, and the President: Not Just for News Junkies” was a panel at the 2017 Virginia Festival of the Book.
7:00 AM EDT on C-SPAN2Approx. 1 hr. 11 min. Game of ThornsHannah Sternberg; Kenneth T. Walsh; Doug WeadDoug Wead talked about his book, Game of Thorns: The Inside Story of Hillary Clinton’s ... Doug Wead talked about his book, Game of Thorns: The Inside Story of Hillary Clinton’s Failed Campaign and Donald Trump’s Winning Strategy, 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 spoke with Ken Walsh. 8:15 AM EDT on C-SPAN2Approx. 1 hr. 13 min. The Diversity BargainNatasha WarikooProfessor Natasha Warikoo talked about her book The Diversity Bargain: And Other Dilemmas of ... Professor Natasha Warikoo talked about her book The Diversity Bargain: And Other Dilemmas of Race, Admissions, and Meritocracy at Elite Universities, in which she examines what college students in the U.S. and Britain think about race and diversity programs. Professor Warikoo interviewed students at Harvard, Brown, and Oxford. She said 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 EDT on C-SPAN2Approx. 55 min. Panel Discussion on EpidemicsDonald G. McNeil; Matt Russell; Joel N. ShurkinPanelists talked about epidemics. Panelists included Donald McNeil, author of Zika: The ... Panelists talked about epidemics. Panelists included Donald McNeil, author of Zika: The Emerging Epidemic, and Joel Shurkin, author of True Genius: The Life and Work of Richard Garwin, the Most Influential Scientist You’ve Never Heard Of.

They spoke at the ninth annual Tucson Festival of Books.
10:25 AM EDT on C-SPAN2Approx. 31 min. Open Phones with Donald McNeilPeter Slen; Donald G. McNeilDonald McNeil talked about his book, Zika: The Emerging Epidemic. He also responded to ... Donald McNeil talked about his book, Zika: The Emerging Epidemic. He also responded to viewer comments and questions on epidemics and disease.

He spoke at the ninth annual Tucson Festival of Books.
11:00 AM EDT on C-SPAN2Approx. 59 min. Governing Global HealthChelsea Clinton; Linda Fried; Michael Sparer; Devi SridharChelsea Clinton and Devi Sridhar talked about their book Governing Global Health: Who Runs the ... Chelsea Clinton and Devi Sridhar talked about their book Governing Global Health: Who Runs the World and Why?, in which they examine the role public-private partnerships are playing in improving global health. Ms. Clinton and Ms. Sridhar said that these partnerships were significant to fighting diseases and could serve as a model for solving a number of serious health issues around the world.
12:00 PM EDT on C-SPAN2Approx. 1 hr. 2 min. After Words with Sylvia TaraGina Kolata; Sylvia TaraSylvia Tara talked about her book The Secret Life of Fat: The Science Behind the Body’s ... Sylvia Tara talked about her book The Secret Life of Fat: The Science Behind the Body’s Least Understood Organ and What It Means for You, in which she looks the history and science behind body fat. She argued that there are some aspects of fat that are necessary for the body, including strengthening our immune systems, enabling our reproductive system, and helping with brain size. She was interviewed by Gina Kolata. 1:00 PM EDT on C-SPAN2Approx. 1 hr. 52 min. The Benedict OptionRod Dreher talked about his book The Benedict Option: A Strategy for Christians in a ... Rod Dreher talked about his book The Benedict Option: A Strategy for Christians in a Post-Christian Nation, in which he 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. 3:00 PM EDT on C-SPAN2Approx. 54 min. Agent 110Scott Miller; Douglas SwansonScott Miller talked about his book Agent 110: An American Spymaster and the German Resistance ... Scott Miller talked about his book Agent 110: An American Spymaster and the German Resistance in WWII, in which he recalls Allen Dulles' efforts to embolden the German resistance against the Third Reich. Dulles, who would later lead the Central Intelligence Agency, assumed the code-name Agent 110 and surreptitiously entered Switzerland in November 1942. While trying to learn more about the Nazi operations, he discovered a group of Germans planning to overthrow Hitler.
4:00 PM EDT on C-SPAN2Approx. 1 hr. 49 min. Sovereign DutyChris Hall; KrisAnne HallKrisAnne Hall talked about her book Sovereign Duty, in which she outlines what citizens can ... KrisAnne Hall talked about her book Sovereign Duty, in which she outlines what citizens can do to ensure that their constitutional rights are protected. She argued that the federal government has failed in its duty to uphold the Constitution. 6:00 PM EDT on C-SPAN2Approx. 1 hr. 34 min. Age of AngerPankaj MishraPankaj Mishra talked about his book Age of Anger: A History of the Present, in which he ... Pankaj Mishra talked about his book Age of Anger: A History of the Present, in which he examines the catalysts in society, past and present, that give rise to nationalist groups and hate groups. In his book, 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 also said that militant groups, such as the messianic revolutionaries in Russia and the cultural nationalists in Germany, were borne out of the disaffected groups. He spoke with Paul Elie. 7:45 PM EDT on C-SPAN2Approx. 1 hr. 13 min. The Diversity BargainNatasha WarikooProfessor Natasha Warikoo talked about her book The Diversity Bargain: And Other Dilemmas of ... Professor Natasha Warikoo talked about her book The Diversity Bargain: And Other Dilemmas of Race, Admissions, and Meritocracy at Elite Universities, in which she examines what college students in the U.S. and Britain think about race and diversity programs. Professor Warikoo interviewed students at Harvard, Brown, and Oxford. She said 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 EDT on C-SPAN2Approx. 57 min. After Words with Lisa ServonProfessor Lisa Servon talked about her book The Unbanking of America: How the New Middle Class ... Professor Lisa Servon talked about her book The Unbanking of America: How the New Middle Class Survives, in which she reports on alternatives to traditional banking. Professor Servon worked as a teller at a check cashing company and a payday lender, and in her book she explores how these new methods of banking are serving consumers. She was interviewed by Rohit Chopra. 10:00 PM EDT on C-SPAN2Approx. 52 min. The Deplorables' Guide to Making America Great AgainBecky Norton Dunlop; John Edward Hilboldt; Todd StarnesTodd Starnes talked about his book The Deplorables' Guide to Making America Great Again, in ... Todd Starnes talked about his book The Deplorables' Guide to Making America Great Again, in which he presents his views on what citizens can do to bring America back to traditional values. 11:00 PM EDT on C-SPAN2Approx. 45 min. How to Kill a CityCody Stuart Madsen; Peter Moskowitz; Ryan SartorPeter Moskowitz talked about his book How to Kill a City: Gentrification, Inequality, and the ... Peter Moskowitz talked about his book How to Kill a City: Gentrification, Inequality, and the Fight for the Neighborhood, in which he discusses the future of American cities. In his book, Mr. Moskowitz looks at gentrification in Detroit, New Orleans, and New York and the impact on residents of these cities. He was interviewed by Ryan Sartor.
Monday, March 27
12:00 AM EDT on C-SPAN2Approx. 57 min. After Words with Lisa ServonProfessor Lisa Servon talked about her book The Unbanking of America: How the New Middle Class ... Professor Lisa Servon talked about her book The Unbanking of America: How the New Middle Class Survives, in which she reports on alternatives to traditional banking. Professor Servon worked as a teller at a check cashing company and a payday lender, and in her book she explores how these new methods of banking are serving consumers. She was interviewed by Rohit Chopra. 1:00 AM EDT on C-SPAN2Approx. 1 hr. 32 min. 2017 National Book Critics Circle AwardsBook TV presented coverage of the 2017 National Book Critics Circle Awards. The award is presented ... Book TV presented coverage of the 2017 National Book Critics Circle Awards. The award is presented each year to honor the best books published in the United States according to the organization, which is composed of nearly 600 critics. 2:30 AM EDT on C-SPAN2Approx. 23 min. Brad Graham and Lissa Muscatine on Donald TrumpApril Ryan; Peter Slen; Bradley Graham; Lissa MuscatineBrad Graham and Lissa Muscatine, co-owners of Washington, D.C.'s Politics and Prose Bookstore, ... Brad Graham and Lissa Muscatine, co-owners of Washington, D.C.'s Politics and Prose Bookstore, talked about their bookstore’s events and reading lists created in reaction to the election of President Trump.
3:00 AM EDT on C-SPAN2Approx. 57 min. After Words with Lisa ServonProfessor Lisa Servon talked about her book The Unbanking of America: How the New Middle Class ... Professor Lisa Servon talked about her book The Unbanking of America: How the New Middle Class Survives, in which she reports on alternatives to traditional banking. Professor Servon worked as a teller at a check cashing company and a payday lender, and in her book she explores how these new methods of banking are serving consumers. She was interviewed by Rohit Chopra. 4:00 AM EDT on C-SPAN2Approx. 57 min. Rich is Not a Four Letter WordDiane Thompson; Gerri WillisGerri Willis talked about her book, Rich Is Not a Four-Letter Word: How to Survive Obamacare, ... Gerri Willis talked about her book, Rich Is Not a Four-Letter Word: How to Survive Obamacare, Trump Wall Street, Kick-start Your Retirement, and Achieve Financial Success.

She spoke at the 10th annual Savannah Book Festival.
5:00 AM EDT on C-SPAN2Approx. 50 min. American SanctuaryKathleen DuVal; A. Roger EkirchProfessor A. Roger Ekirch talked about his book American Sanctuary: Mutiny, Martyrdom, and ... Professor A. Roger Ekirch talked about his book American Sanctuary: Mutiny, Martyrdom, and National Identity in the Age of Revolution, in which he 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.
6:00 AM EDT on C-SPAN2Approx. 27 min. Open Phones with Lillian FadermanPeter Slen; Lillian FadermanLillian Faderman talked about her book, The Gay Revolution: The Story of the Struggle. She ... Lillian Faderman talked about her book, The Gay Revolution: The Story of the Struggle. She also responded to viewer comments and questions on LGBTQ history.

She spoke at the ninth annual Tucson Festival of Books.
6:30 AM EDT on C-SPAN2Approx. 1 hr. 19 min. The President Will See You NowPeggy Grande; Alissa WhiteleyPeggy Grande, who worked for former President Ronald Reagan after he left the White House and ... Peggy Grande, who worked for former President Ronald Reagan after he left the White House and returned to California, talked about her book The President Will See You Now: My Stories and Lessons from Ronald Reagan’s Final Years, in which she recalls her ten years with the former president and remembers the late president’s personal and professional relationships.