Book TV Schedule

Week of April 21 through April 28

All times and durations are subject to change

Saturday, April 22
5:02 AM EDTApprox. 2 hr. 59 min.In Depth In Depth with Dave BarryOn Sunday, March 5th, from Noon-3pm ET, we'll be sitting down with Pulitzer Prize-winning author ... On Sunday, March 5th, from Noon-3pm ET, we'll be sitting down with Pulitzer Prize-winning author and columnist, Dave Barry, for our monthly In Depth program. During this LIVE discussion, from Books & Books in Coral Gables, FL, we'll be talking about Mr. Barry's career and the 30+ books he has published, including "Dave Barry Slept Here," "Dave Barry's Greatest Hits," and the recently released "Best. State Ever.: A Florida Man Defends His Homeland." Viewers can participate by calling in during the program or by sending in their questions via e-mail (booktv@c-span.org), Twitter (@BookTV), and Facebook (facebook.com/booktv). We'll also be taking questions from our in-store audience. 8:01 AM EDTApprox. 59 min.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." 9:00 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 14 min.Bassem Youssef, Revolution for DummiesBassem Youssef, former host of "The Program," Egypt's most popular TV show, talks about his ... Bassem Youssef, former host of "The Program," Egypt's most popular TV show, talks about his satirical coverage of the 2011 Egyptian Revolution and consequences of criticizing the government there. He is interviewed in Chicago by Gigi Pritzker, co-founder of Madison Wells Media.
10:14 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 16 min.Timothy Snyder, On TyrannyYale University history professor, Timothy Snyder, reflects on how many democracies failed ... Yale University history professor, Timothy Snyder, reflects on how many democracies failed throughout Europe during the 20th century and how these specific cases can be used as lessons for maintaining our own democracy today. He speaks at the National Churchill Library and Center at George Washington University in Washington, D.C. 11:30 AM EDTApprox. 46 min.Eugenia Cheng, Beyond InfinityEugenia Cheng, author of "Beyond Infinity: An Expedition to the Outer Limits of Mathematics," ... Eugenia Cheng, author of "Beyond Infinity: An Expedition to the Outer Limits of Mathematics," explores the mathematical idea of 'infinity.' She explains that infinity is ingrained in every day life. Dr. Cheng is also the author of "How to Bake Pi." 12:16 PM EDTApprox. 49 min.A True Story of Weird Politics, Money, Madness, and Finger FoodFormer Florida Representative Trey Radel recounts his time in Congress and describes the the inner ... Former Florida Representative Trey Radel recounts his time in Congress and describes the the inner workings of the instution in his book, "Democrazy."
1:05 PM EDTApprox. 20 min.Following Workers, Migrants, and CorporBook TV sat down with University of Arizona sociology professor, Kathleen Schwartzman, to talk ... Book TV sat down with University of Arizona sociology professor, Kathleen Schwartzman, to talk about her book, "The Chicken Trail," which examines the impact of global trade deals like NAFTA on the North American poultry industry. 1:25 PM EDTApprox. 8 hr. 5 min.Book TVNon-fiction books and authors. Non-fiction books and authors. 9:30 PM EDTApprox. 30 min.Gina Kolata, Mercies in DisguiseThe New York Times' Gina Kolata discusses her book, "Mercies in Disguise: A Story of Hope, A ... The New York Times' Gina Kolata discusses her book, "Mercies in Disguise: A Story of Hope, A Family's Genetic Destiny, and the Science That Rescued Them." It's a look at the Baxleys, a family stricken by an unknown disease until doctors discovered a mutation to their genes.
10:00 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr.After Words Ken Buck,Drain the SwampColorado Representative Ken Buck talks about corruption in Washington and his plans for reform in ... Colorado Representative Ken Buck talks about corruption in Washington and his plans for reform in his book, "Drain the Swamp." Rep. Buck is interviewed by Fredreka Schouten USA Today Campaign Finance Reporter. 11:00 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr.Kevin Gutzman, Thomas Jefferson RevolutionaryKevin Gutzman, history chair at Western Connecticut State University, argues that Thomas Jefferson ... Kevin Gutzman, history chair at Western Connecticut State University, argues that Thomas Jefferson was a political radical for his time; from his thoughts on the size and operations of the federal government to religious freedom and equality. Kevin Gutzman speaks at Thomas Jefferson's Monticello in Charlottesville, Virginia.
Sunday, April 23
12:00 AM EDTApprox. 8 hr. 15 min.Book TVNon-fiction books and authors. Non-fiction books and authors. 8:15 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 2 min.One Woman's Dramatic Fight in Afghanistan and on the Home FrontMajor Mary Jennings Hegar discusses her book, "Shoot Like a Girl" in which she talks about her ... Major Mary Jennings Hegar discusses her book, "Shoot Like a Girl" in which she talks about her tours in Afghanistan with the Air National Guard conducting search and rescue missions and efforts to eliminate the Ground Combat Exclusion Policy, a military policy that did not allow women in the armed services to serve in combat positions. 9:17 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 42 min.Soner Cagaptay, The New SultanSoner Cagaptay, director of the Washington Institute for Near East Policy's Turkish Research ... Soner Cagaptay, director of the Washington Institute for Near East Policy's Turkish Research Program, assesses how president Recep Tayyip Erdogan has cemented his rule and at what cost to his country's stability and democratic future. This event was held at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy.
10:59 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 2 min.Graeme Wood, The Way of the StrangersGraeme Wood, national correspondent for The Atlantic, profiles some of the tens of thousands of ... Graeme Wood, national correspondent for The Atlantic, profiles some of the tens of thousands of people around the world who have been inspired to join ISIS. This event was held at the Hoover Institution's Washington, DC, offices. 12:01 PM EDTApprox. 59 min.After Words Bill Gertz, iWarWashington Times columnist Bill Gertz discusses his book "iWar" which looks at how America can win ... Washington Times columnist Bill Gertz discusses his book "iWar" which looks at how America can win the information-technology wars. Mr. Gertz speaks on how modern warfare has evolved with the introduction of new technologies and what the U.S. must do to be successful in this new age of modern warfare. He is interviewed by Rep. Elise Stefanik of New York. Rep. Stefanik serves on the House Select Committee on Intelligence and is the chair of the subcommittee on Emerging Threats and Capabilities in the Armed Services Committee. 1:00 PM EDTApprox. 25 min.Gina Kolata, Mercies in DisguiseThe New York Times' Gina Kolata discusses her book, "Mercies in Disguise: A Story of Hope, A ... The New York Times' Gina Kolata discusses her book, "Mercies in Disguise: A Story of Hope, A Family's Genetic Destiny, and the Science That Rescued Them." It's a look at the Baxleys, a family stricken by an unknown disease until doctors discovered a mutation to their genes.
1:25 PM EDTApprox. 6 hr. 35 min.Book TVNon-fiction books and authors. Non-fiction books and authors. 8:00 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr.Tom Nichols, The Death of ExpertiseTom Nichols, professor of national security affairs at the U.S. Naval War College, argues that, ... Tom Nichols, professor of national security affairs at the U.S. Naval War College, argues that, due to the spread of the internet and 24-hour news, everyone now feels like they know everything. As a result, the opinions of experts are being discounted or ignored on many important issues. Nichols says that this is a dangerous development that threatens our democracy. Prof. Nichols spoke at the Heritage Foundation in Washington, DC. 9:00 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr.After Words Ken Buck,Drain the SwampColorado Representative Ken Buck talks about corruption in Washington and his plans for reform in ... Colorado Representative Ken Buck talks about corruption in Washington and his plans for reform in his book, "Drain the Swamp." Rep. Buck is interviewed by Fredreka Schouten USA Today Campaign Finance Reporter.
10:00 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr.Daniel Sharfstein, Thunder in the MountainsDaniel Sharfstein, law and history professor at Vanderbilt University, recalls the Nez Perce Wars ... Daniel Sharfstein, law and history professor at Vanderbilt University, recalls the Nez Perce Wars of the late 19th century, fought between the Nez Perce tribe and the United States Army. The author profiles the leaders on both sides of the conflict, Chief Joseph of the Nez Perce, who refused to leave his ancestral land in Oregon, and General Oliver Otis Howard of the U.S. Army, a former Union general and the namesake of Howard University. He speaks at Parnassus Books in Nashville. 11:00 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr.David Nichols, Ike and McCarthyHistorian David Nichols recalls the contentious relationship between President Dwight Eisenhower ... Historian David Nichols recalls the contentious relationship between President Dwight Eisenhower and Senator Joseph McCarthy. The author reports that President Eisenhower, maddened by Senator McCarthy's allegations that the U.S. Army harbored communists, launched a secret initiative to discredit the Senator. He speaks at the Kansas City Public Library in Kansas City, Missouri.
Monday, April 24
12:00 AM EDTApprox. 56 min.After Words Ken Buck,Drain the SwampColorado Representative Ken Buck talks about corruption in Washington and his plans for reform in ... Colorado Representative Ken Buck talks about corruption in Washington and his plans for reform in his book, "Drain the Swamp." Rep. Buck is interviewed by Fredreka Schouten USA Today Campaign Finance Reporter. 12:56 AM EDTApprox. 6 hr. 34 min.Book TVNon-fiction books and authors. Non-fiction books and authors. 7:30 AM EDTApprox. 30 min.Gina Kolata, Mercies in DisguiseThe New York Times' Gina Kolata discusses her book, "Mercies in Disguise: A Story of Hope, A ... The New York Times' Gina Kolata discusses her book, "Mercies in Disguise: A Story of Hope, A Family's Genetic Destiny, and the Science That Rescued Them." It's a look at the Baxleys, a family stricken by an unknown disease until doctors discovered a mutation to their genes.