Book TV Schedule

Week of May 19 through May 26

All times and durations are subject to change

Saturday, May 20
8:01 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 29 min.Amy Goldstein, JanesvilleAmy Goldstein, Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter for the Washington Post, talks about the ... Amy Goldstein, Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter for the Washington Post, talks about the devastation caused by the closing of a GM assembly plant in Janesville, Wisconsin, during the Great Recession. The plant, which had been operating in the town since 1923, provided, at its peak, 7,000 jobs for residents in and near Janesville. Amy Golstein spoke at the Hedberg Public Library in Janesville. 9:30 AM EDTApprox. 24 min.Activism in the Internet AgeBook TV sat down with University of Arizona sociology professor, Jennifer Earl, to talk to her ... Book TV sat down with University of Arizona sociology professor, Jennifer Earl, to talk to her about her book, "Digitally Enabled Social Change: Activism in the Internet Age." This interview, recorded on the campus of the University of Arizona, is part of Book TV's College Series. 9:54 AM EDTApprox. 7 hr. 21 min.Book TVNon-fiction books and authors. Non-fiction books and authors.
5:15 PM EDTApprox. 14 min.BTV Visits Trenton, New JerseyBook TV visits Trenton, New Jersey to learn more about its history and literary culture. Book TV visits Trenton, New Jersey to learn more about its history and literary culture. 5:29 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 16 min.Larry Kidder Crossroads of the RevolutionOn the night of December 25th, 1776, General George Washington crossed the Delaware River into ... On the night of December 25th, 1776, General George Washington crossed the Delaware River into Trenton, New Jersey. This was the precursor to the surprise attack on the Hessians that would go on to be known as the Battle of Trenton, a small but significant skirmish during the Revolutionary War. In his book "Crossroads of the Revolution," author Larry Kidder argues that Trenton played a larger role in the years during the Revolutionary War and has more significance than just the location of a famous battle. 6:45 PM EDTApprox. 16 min.The Changing ViewsBook TV sat down with University of Arizona political science professor, William Mishler, to talk ... Book TV sat down with University of Arizona political science professor, William Mishler, to talk about his book, "Popular Support for an Undemocratic Regime: The Changing Views of Russians."
7:01 PM EDTApprox. 59 min.The Biology of Humans at Our Best and WorstNeurobiologist and primatologist Robert Sapolsky attempts to answer what drives human behaviors, ... Neurobiologist and primatologist Robert Sapolsky attempts to answer what drives human behaviors, like racism, xenophobia, tolerance, competition, morality, war, peace, and more. 8:00 PM EDTApprox. 34 min.Paul Starobin, Madness Rules the HourPaul Starobin recalls the political landscape of Charleston, South Carolina, in 1860, as the ... Paul Starobin recalls the political landscape of Charleston, South Carolina, in 1860, as the city's leaders pushed for South Carolina to leave the Union in the hopes that the rest of the South would follow. 8:34 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 31 min.David Grinspoon, Earth in Human HandsAstrobiologist and author David Grinspoon reports on the "anthropocene" phase of Earth's history ... Astrobiologist and author David Grinspoon reports on the "anthropocene" phase of Earth's history and describes the impact humans have had and will have on the planet.
10:05 PM EDTApprox. 59 min.After Words The Attack on Due Process at AmericaJournalist Stuart Taylor examines campus sexual assault policies in his book, "The Campus Rape ... Journalist Stuart Taylor examines campus sexual assault policies in his book, "The Campus Rape Frenzy: The Attack on Due Process at America's Universities." Mr. Taylor argues that federal regulations on sexual assault and harassment are hampering students' rights to due process on college campuses. Mr. Taylor is interviewed by Beth Frerking, Editor in Chief of the National Law Journal and Legal Times. 11:04 PM EDTApprox. 56 min.Grand Opening of the American Writers MuseumGrand opening of the American Writers Museum in Chicago, featuring Pulitzer Prize-winning ... Grand opening of the American Writers Museum in Chicago, featuring Pulitzer Prize-winning historian David McCullough, Chicago mayor Rahm Emanuel, author and poet Stuart Dybek, and others.
Sunday, May 21
12:00 AM EDTApprox. 7 hr. 8 min.Book TVNon-fiction books and authors. Non-fiction books and authors. 7:08 AM EDTApprox. 7 min.Trenton Free Public LibraryFounded in 1750, the Trenton Free Public Library is one of the oldest libraries in New Jersey. It ... Founded in 1750, the Trenton Free Public Library is one of the oldest libraries in New Jersey. It began as a subscription library with its first 50 books being donated by Benjamin Franklin. In 1902, it became a public library, open to the citizens of Trenton. Operations Manager Patricia Hall takes us on a tour of the building as well as showcasing some rare items in the archives. 7:15 AM EDTApprox. 47 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."
8:02 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. 9:04 AM EDTApprox. 14 min.BTV Visits Trenton, New JerseyBook TV visits Trenton, New Jersey to learn more about its history and literary culture. Book TV visits Trenton, New Jersey to learn more about its history and literary culture. 9:18 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 13 min.Larry Kidder Crossroads of the RevolutionOn the night of December 25th, 1776, General George Washington crossed the Delaware River into ... On the night of December 25th, 1776, General George Washington crossed the Delaware River into Trenton, New Jersey. This was the precursor to the surprise attack on the Hessians that would go on to be known as the Battle of Trenton, a small but significant skirmish during the Revolutionary War. In his book "Crossroads of the Revolution," author Larry Kidder argues that Trenton played a larger role in the years during the Revolutionary War and has more significance than just the location of a famous battle.
10:31 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 32 min.David Grinspoon, Earth in Human HandsAstrobiologist and author David Grinspoon reports on the "anthropocene" phase of Earth's history ... Astrobiologist and author David Grinspoon reports on the "anthropocene" phase of Earth's history and describes the impact humans have had and will have on the planet. 12:03 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr.After Words How Healthcare Became Big Business and How You CanPhysician and journalist Elisabeth Rosenthal examines the business side of health care in her ... Physician and journalist Elisabeth Rosenthal examines the business side of health care in her book, "An American Sickness: How Healthcare Became Big Business and How You Can Take It Back." Dr. Rosenthal looks at costs for medical services and why they are 2-3 times higher in the U.S. and offers guidance to consumers on how to better navigate the healthcare system. Dr. Rosenthal is interviewed by Dr. David Blumenthal, President of the Commonwealth Fund. 1:03 PM EDTApprox. 22 min.The Life and Times of Inez MilhollandBook TV interviewed University of Arizona journalism professor, Linda Lumsden, about her book, ... Book TV interviewed University of Arizona journalism professor, Linda Lumsden, about her book, "Inez," a biography of suffragist Inez Milholland. This interview was recorded on the campus of the University of Arizona in Tucson and is part of Book TV's College Series.
1:25 PM EDTApprox. 35 min.Paul Starobin, Madness Rules the HourPaul Starobin recalls the political landscape of Charleston, South Carolina, in 1860, as the ... Paul Starobin recalls the political landscape of Charleston, South Carolina, in 1860, as the city's leaders pushed for South Carolina to leave the Union in the hopes that the rest of the South would follow. 2:00 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 37 min.Alvin Felzenberg, A Man and His PresidentsAlvin Felzenberg recalls William F. Buckley's relationship with presidential administrations and ... Alvin Felzenberg recalls William F. Buckley's relationship with presidential administrations and policy makers. He speaks at Princeton University in Princeton, New Jersey. 3:37 PM EDTApprox. 24 min.BTV LCV Trenton Driving TourTour the city of Trenton with architect and Trenton Historical Society member John Hatch. Ride ... Tour the city of Trenton with architect and Trenton Historical Society member John Hatch. Ride along with Hatch as he takes our cameras through the city to highlight some of its most historic locations.
4:01 PM EDTApprox. 59 min.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. 5:00 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr.Andrew Carroll, My Fellow SoldiersAndrew Carroll, founder of the Legacy Project that archives war correspondences, looks at World ... Andrew Carroll, founder of the Legacy Project that archives war correspondences, looks at World War I through the eyes of General John Pershing, U.S. Commander in Europe. He speaks at the National World War I Museum & Memorial in Kansas City, Missouri. 6:00 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 2 min.2017 Colby Military WritersCol. Robert Dalessandro (U.S. Army, Ret.), chairman of the U.S. World War One Centennial ... Col. Robert Dalessandro (U.S. Army, Ret.), chairman of the U.S. World War One Centennial Commission, talks about his book, "Over There: America in the Great War." This event, part of the 2017 Colby Military Writers' Symposium, was held at Norwich University in Northfield, Vermont.
7:02 PM EDTApprox. 58 min.Grand Opening of the American Writers MuseumGrand opening of the American Writers Museum in Chicago, featuring Pulitzer Prize-winning ... Grand opening of the American Writers Museum in Chicago, featuring Pulitzer Prize-winning historian David McCullough, Chicago mayor Rahm Emanuel, author and poet Stuart Dybek, and others. 8:00 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 1 min.Susan Bordo, The Destruction of Hillary ClintonSusan Bordo examined the Hillary Clinton campaign and why she lost the 2016 presidential election. ... Susan Bordo examined the Hillary Clinton campaign and why she lost the 2016 presidential election. She was in conversation with Katha Pollitt , author and columnist for Nation magazine. 9:01 PM EDTApprox. 59 min.After Words The Attack on Due Process at AmericaJournalist Stuart Taylor examines campus sexual assault policies in his book, "The Campus Rape ... Journalist Stuart Taylor examines campus sexual assault policies in his book, "The Campus Rape Frenzy: The Attack on Due Process at America's Universities." Mr. Taylor argues that federal regulations on sexual assault and harassment are hampering students' rights to due process on college campuses. Mr. Taylor is interviewed by Beth Frerking, Editor in Chief of the National Law Journal and Legal Times.
10:00 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 15 min.Peter Andreas, Rebel MotherPeter Andreas, international studies professor at Brown University, recalls his mother's ... Peter Andreas, international studies professor at Brown University, recalls his mother's transformation from a Kansas housewife in the 1950s to a political radical on the run with her son from the late sixties to the early eighties. The author reports that his mother kidnapped him and took him across the country and into South America, as she engaged in many of the era's political movements. He speaks at Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island. 11:15 PM EDTApprox. 52 min.Pamela Paul, My Life with BobNew York Times Book Review editor, Pamela Paul, offers a look into her journal, where she has ... New York Times Book Review editor, Pamela Paul, offers a look into her journal, where she has listed all of the books she has read over the past twenty-eight years. She's joined in conversation by novelist and bookstore owner Emma Straub at Greenlight Bookstore in Brooklyn, New York.
Monday, May 22
12:07 AM EDTApprox. 58 min.After Words The Attack on Due Process at AmericaJournalist Stuart Taylor examines campus sexual assault policies in his book, "The Campus Rape ... Journalist Stuart Taylor examines campus sexual assault policies in his book, "The Campus Rape Frenzy: The Attack on Due Process at America's Universities." Mr. Taylor argues that federal regulations on sexual assault and harassment are hampering students' rights to due process on college campuses. Mr. Taylor is interviewed by Beth Frerking, Editor in Chief of the National Law Journal and Legal Times. 1:05 AM EDTApprox. 45 min.Alexandra ZapruderAlexandra Zapruder, granddaughter of Abraham Zapruder, discusses her book, "Twenty-Six Seconds: A ... Alexandra Zapruder, granddaughter of Abraham Zapruder, discusses her book, "Twenty-Six Seconds: A Personal History of the Zapruder Film," at the 5th annual San Antonio Book Festival. 1:50 AM EDTApprox. 10 min.Trenton Free Public LibraryFounded in 1750, the Trenton Free Public Library is one of the oldest libraries in New Jersey. It ... Founded in 1750, the Trenton Free Public Library is one of the oldest libraries in New Jersey. It began as a subscription library with its first 50 books being donated by Benjamin Franklin. In 1902, it became a public library, open to the citizens of Trenton. Operations Manager Patricia Hall takes us on a tour of the building as well as showcasing some rare items in the archives.
2:00 AM EDTApprox. 40 min.Paul Starobin, Madness Rules the HourPaul Starobin recalls the political landscape of Charleston, South Carolina, in 1860, as the ... Paul Starobin recalls the political landscape of Charleston, South Carolina, in 1860, as the city's leaders pushed for South Carolina to leave the Union in the hopes that the rest of the South would follow. 2:40 AM 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. 3:00 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr.After Words The Attack on Due Process at AmericaJournalist Stuart Taylor examines campus sexual assault policies in his book, "The Campus Rape ... Journalist Stuart Taylor examines campus sexual assault policies in his book, "The Campus Rape Frenzy: The Attack on Due Process at America's Universities." Mr. Taylor argues that federal regulations on sexual assault and harassment are hampering students' rights to due process on college campuses. Mr. Taylor is interviewed by Beth Frerking, Editor in Chief of the National Law Journal and Legal Times.
4:00 AM EDTApprox. 46 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. 4:46 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 15 min.Peter Andreas, Rebel MotherPeter Andreas, international studies professor at Brown University, recalls his mother's ... Peter Andreas, international studies professor at Brown University, recalls his mother's transformation from a Kansas housewife in the 1950s to a political radical on the run with her son from the late sixties to the early eighties. The author reports that his mother kidnapped him and took him across the country and into South America, as she engaged in many of the era's political movements. He speaks at Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island. 6:01 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 1 min.Susan Bordo, The Destruction of Hillary ClintonSusan Bordo examined the Hillary Clinton campaign and why she lost the 2016 presidential election. ... Susan Bordo examined the Hillary Clinton campaign and why she lost the 2016 presidential election. She was in conversation with Katha Pollitt , author and columnist for Nation magazine.
7:02 AM EDTApprox. 19 min.The Life and Times of Inez MilhollandBook TV interviewed University of Arizona journalism professor, Linda Lumsden, about her book, ... Book TV interviewed University of Arizona journalism professor, Linda Lumsden, about her book, "Inez," a biography of suffragist Inez Milholland. This interview was recorded on the campus of the University of Arizona in Tucson and is part of Book TV's College Series. 7:21 AM EDTApprox. 39 min.Robert McGreevey Borderline CitizensIn December of 1898, the Treaty of Paris was signed bringing an official end to the Spanish - ... In December of 1898, the Treaty of Paris was signed bringing an official end to the Spanish - American War. As part of that treaty, the island of Puerto Rico was ceded to the United States from Spain. In his book "Borderline Citizens," College of New Jersey professor Robert McGreevey examines some of the challenges the people of Puerto Rico faced as they fought to get their full rights as U.S. Citizens.