Book TV Schedule

Week of June 19 through June 26

All times and durations are subject to change

Saturday, June 24
8:01 AM EDTApprox. 59 min.Sharon Weinberger, The Imagineers of WarSharon Weinberger talked about her book, "The Imagineers of War: The Untold Story of DARPA, the ... Sharon Weinberger talked about her book, "The Imagineers of War: The Untold Story of DARPA, the Pentagon Agency That Changed the World." She spoke from the James Michener Pavilion at the 2017 Gaithersburg Book Festival, held on the grounds of City Hall in Gaithersburg, Maryland. 9:00 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 31 min.Garrett Graf, Raven RockGarrett Graff looks at the U.S. government's Doomsday plans that have been in development for the ... Garrett Graff looks at the U.S. government's Doomsday plans that have been in development for the past sixty years. The author reports on how the government would to continue to operate in the wake of a catastrophic attack and the numerous bunkers that have sat ready since the Cold War that would house government officials. He speaks at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. 10:31 AM EDTApprox. 16 min.Zoe Quinn, Crash OverrideVideo game developer, Zoe Quinn, discusses her book, "Crash Override: How Gamergate (Nearly) ... Video game developer, Zoe Quinn, discusses her book, "Crash Override: How Gamergate (Nearly) Destroyed My Life, and How We Can Win the Fight Against Online Hate," from the publishing industry's annual trade show, Book Expo, in New York City.
10:47 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 13 min.Stories from the Long Road to FreedomFormer U.S. Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice looks at democracy around the world in her book, ... Former U.S. Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice looks at democracy around the world in her book, "Democracy: Stories from the Long Road to Freedom." 12:00 PM EDTApprox. 44 min.Steve Twomey, Countdown to Pearl HarborSteve Twomey provides a history of the twelve days leading up to the Japanese attack on Pearl ... Steve Twomey provides a history of the twelve days leading up to the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. He speaks at the Roosevelt Reading Festival hosted by the Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum in Hyde Park, New York. 12:44 PM EDTApprox. 38 min.Adrian Miller, The President's Kitchen CabinetAdrian Miller, former special assistant to President Bill Clinton, recalls the many ... Adrian Miller, former special assistant to President Bill Clinton, recalls the many African-Americans who worked in food service at the White House. He speaks at the Roosevelt Reading Festival hosted by the Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum in Hyde Park, New York.
1:22 PM EDTApprox. 41 min.Howard Blum, The Last GoodnightHoward Blum recalls the life of American debutante turned spy, Betty Pack. He speaks at the ... Howard Blum recalls the life of American debutante turned spy, Betty Pack. He speaks at the Roosevelt Reading Festival hosted by the Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum in Hyde Park, New York. 2:03 PM EDTApprox. 45 min.Kathryn Smith, The GatekeeperKathryn Smith looks at the life of Marguerirte "Missy" Lehand, considered President Franklin D. ... Kathryn Smith looks at the life of Marguerirte "Missy" Lehand, considered President Franklin D. Roosevelt's closest personal and professional confidante. She speaks at the Roosevelt Reading Festival hosted by the Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum in Hyde Park, New York. 2:48 PM EDTApprox. 43 min.Geraldine Hawkins, Elliot and Eleanor RooseveltGeraldine Hawkins recounts the life of Elliott Roosevelt, father of Eleanor Roosevelt.. She speaks ... Geraldine Hawkins recounts the life of Elliott Roosevelt, father of Eleanor Roosevelt.. She speaks at the Roosevelt Reading Festival hosted by the Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum in Hyde Park, New York.
3:31 PM EDTApprox. 46 min.Joseph Lelyveld, His Final BattlePulitzer Prize-winning author Joseph Lelyveld looks at the final months of the life of President ... Pulitzer Prize-winning author Joseph Lelyveld looks at the final months of the life of President Franklin D. Roosevelt. He speaks at the Roosevelt Reading Festival hosted by the Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum in Hyde Park, New York. 4:17 PM EDTApprox. 43 min.Alan Alda, If I Understood You, Would I Have this Look on My Face?Actor Alan Alda discusses his book, "If I Understood You, Would I Have This Look on My Face?: My ... Actor Alan Alda discusses his book, "If I Understood You, Would I Have This Look on My Face?: My Adventures in the Art and Science of Relating and Communicating," from the publishing industry's annual trade show, Book Expo, in New York City. 5:00 PM EDTApprox. 45 min.A Doctor's Coming-of-Age on the Front Lines of American MedicineResident physician Rachel Pearson recounts her experience with the health care system as a ... Resident physician Rachel Pearson recounts her experience with the health care system as a resident in her memoir, "No Apparent Distress." Dr. Pearson discusses mistakes in caring for patients and the inequality in care for the poor.
5:45 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 15 min.Herb Boyd, Black DetroitAuthor and activist, Herb Boyd, provides a history of African-Americans in Detroit; from the Great ... Author and activist, Herb Boyd, provides a history of African-Americans in Detroit; from the Great Migration to today. He's joined in conversation by Rita Kiki Edozie, professor of international relations and African affairs at Michigan State University. They speak at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History in Detroit. 7:00 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr.Newt Gingrich, Understanding TrumpFormer Speaker of the House and presidential candidate Newt Gingrich discusses his book, ... Former Speaker of the House and presidential candidate Newt Gingrich discusses his book, "Understanding Trump." Mr. Gingrich talks about his experiences with Donald Trump during the campaign through his transition to President of the United State. He is interviewed by Jonathan Salant, Washington Correspondent for NJ Advance Media. 8:00 PM EDTApprox. 2 hr.Interview with Author Gay TaleseBookTV talks to author and journalist, Gay Talese, about his writing life and his reading and ... BookTV talks to author and journalist, Gay Talese, about his writing life and his reading and writing habits from his home in New York City.
10:00 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 2 min.After Words How American Families Cope in a WFinancial expert Rachel Schneider and Economics Professor Jonathan Morduch report on how low to ... Financial expert Rachel Schneider and Economics Professor Jonathan Morduch report on how low to moderate income families manage money in their book, "The Financial Diaries: How American Families Cope in a World of Uncertainty." Ms. Schneider and Professor Morduch conducted a study of 235 families, tracking their earnings, spending, savings, and borrowing habits for one year. Ms. Schneider and Professor Morduch are interviewed by Kathryn Edin, author of "$2.00 a Day: Living on Almost Nothing in America and Professor of Sociology at Johns Hopkins University. 11:02 PM EDTApprox. 58 min.Atlanta and the Fight for America's Urban FutureMark Pendergrast explores urban revitalization in Atlanta and its impact on the communities living ... Mark Pendergrast explores urban revitalization in Atlanta and its impact on the communities living in the city in his book, "City on the Verge." Atlanta is embarking upon a long term project to build a 22 mile beltline around the city, incorporating street cars and parks connected by trails.
Sunday, June 25
12:00 AM EDTApprox. 44 min.Steve Twomey, Countdown to Pearl HarborSteve Twomey provides a history of the twelve days leading up to the Japanese attack on Pearl ... Steve Twomey provides a history of the twelve days leading up to the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. He speaks at the Roosevelt Reading Festival hosted by the Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum in Hyde Park, New York. 12:44 AM EDTApprox. 38 min.Adrian Miller, The President's Kitchen CabinetAdrian Miller, former special assistant to President Bill Clinton, recalls the many ... Adrian Miller, former special assistant to President Bill Clinton, recalls the many African-Americans who worked in food service at the White House. He speaks at the Roosevelt Reading Festival hosted by the Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum in Hyde Park, New York. 1:22 AM EDTApprox. 41 min.Howard Blum, The Last GoodnightHoward Blum recalls the life of American debutante turned spy, Betty Pack. He speaks at the ... Howard Blum recalls the life of American debutante turned spy, Betty Pack. He speaks at the Roosevelt Reading Festival hosted by the Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum in Hyde Park, New York.
2:03 AM EDTApprox. 45 min.Kathryn Smith, The GatekeeperKathryn Smith looks at the life of Marguerirte "Missy" Lehand, considered President Franklin D. ... Kathryn Smith looks at the life of Marguerirte "Missy" Lehand, considered President Franklin D. Roosevelt's closest personal and professional confidante. She speaks at the Roosevelt Reading Festival hosted by the Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum in Hyde Park, New York. 2:48 AM EDTApprox. 43 min.Geraldine Hawkins, Elliot and Eleanor RooseveltGeraldine Hawkins recounts the life of Elliott Roosevelt, father of Eleanor Roosevelt.. She speaks ... Geraldine Hawkins recounts the life of Elliott Roosevelt, father of Eleanor Roosevelt.. She speaks at the Roosevelt Reading Festival hosted by the Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum in Hyde Park, New York. 3:31 AM EDTApprox. 46 min.Joseph Lelyveld, His Final BattlePulitzer Prize-winning author Joseph Lelyveld looks at the final months of the life of President ... Pulitzer Prize-winning author Joseph Lelyveld looks at the final months of the life of President Franklin D. Roosevelt. He speaks at the Roosevelt Reading Festival hosted by the Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum in Hyde Park, New York.
4:17 AM EDTApprox. 43 min.Printers Row Lit Fest - Mark Bowden, Hue 1968"Black Hawk Down" and "Killing Pablo" author, Mark Bowden, talks about his latest book, "Hue 1968: ... "Black Hawk Down" and "Killing Pablo" author, Mark Bowden, talks about his latest book, "Hue 1968: A Turning Point of the American War in Vietnam." This event is part of the Chicago Tribune Printers Row Lit Fest, held annually in the city. 5:00 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 15 min.Richard Rothstein, The Color of LawRichard Rothstein, research associate of the Economic Policy Institute, argues that local, state, ... Richard Rothstein, research associate of the Economic Policy Institute, argues that local, state, and federal legislation has been responsible for America's segregated cities. He is joined in conversation by National Book Award-winning author Ta-Nehisi Coates. 6:15 AM 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."
7:15 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 16 min.War Stories PanelFrom the Unbound Book Festival in Columbia, Missouri, a panel discussion on war stories with ... From the Unbound Book Festival in Columbia, Missouri, a panel discussion on war stories with authors Candace Millard, Ishmael Beah, Col. Gregory Fontenot (U.S. Army Retired), and Whitney Terrell. 8:31 AM EDTApprox. 47 min.Printers Row Lit Fest - David Callahan, The GiversDavid Callahan, founder and editor of Inside Philanthropy, discusses his book, "The Givers: ... David Callahan, founder and editor of Inside Philanthropy, discusses his book, "The Givers: Wealth, Power, and Philanthropy in a New Gilded Age." This event is part of the Chicago Tribune Printers Row Lit Fest, held annually in the city. 9:18 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 12 min.Scott Hartley, The Fuzzy and the TechieVenture Capitalist Scott Hartley discusses his book, "The Fuzzy and the Techie," a look at the ... Venture Capitalist Scott Hartley discusses his book, "The Fuzzy and the Techie," a look at the cultural divide in the tech industry. He argues for a balance between experiences verses data or context verses code.
10:30 AM EDTApprox. 21 min.Jenna & Barbara Bush, Sisters FirstJenna Bush Hager and Barbara Bush remember their childhood and formative years living in the White ... Jenna Bush Hager and Barbara Bush remember their childhood and formative years living in the White House from the publishing industry's annual trade show, Book Expo, in New York City. 10:51 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 9 min.Book TVNon-fiction books and authors. Non-fiction books and authors. 12:00 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr.After Words The Forgotten Founders Who Fought Big GovernmentUtah Senator Mike Lee recalls the work of forgotten early American figures who fought against a ... Utah Senator Mike Lee recalls the work of forgotten early American figures who fought against a large federal government in his book, "Written Out of History." He is interviewed by former Acting Solicitor General Neal Katyal.
1:00 PM EDTApprox. 15 min.Strategies for Acquiring Public RecordsBook TV sat down with David Cuillier, director of the School of Journalism at the University of ... Book TV sat down with David Cuillier, director of the School of Journalism at the University of Arizona, to talk about his book, "The Art of Access: Strategies for Acquiring Public Records." This interview, recorded on the University of Arizona's campus, is part of Book TV's College Series. 1:15 PM EDTApprox. 45 min.The Thrilling Story of the First Mission to the MoonScience writer Jeffrey Kluger discusses his most recent book, "Apollo 8," about NASA's first ... Science writer Jeffrey Kluger discusses his most recent book, "Apollo 8," about NASA's first successful manned mission to orbit the moon. Mr. Kluger is the author of several other books, including "Apollo 13," that he co-wrote with Jim Lovell, astronaut and Apollo 13 mission commander. 2:00 PM EDTApprox. 46 min.Printers Row Lit Fest - Mary Dearborn, Ernest HemingwayMary Dearborn talks about her book, "Ernest Hemingway, A Biography," with Bill Kurtis, founder and ... Mary Dearborn talks about her book, "Ernest Hemingway, A Biography," with Bill Kurtis, founder and executive producer of Kurtis Productions. This event is part of the Chicago Tribune Printers Row Lit Fest, held annually in the city.
2:46 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 4 min.Nicholas Reynolds, Writer, Sailor, Soldier, SpyFormer CIA officer and historian at the CIA Museum, Nicholas Reynolds, recalls novelist Ernest ... Former CIA officer and historian at the CIA Museum, Nicholas Reynolds, recalls novelist Ernest Hemingway's connections to the Soviet NKVD, precursor to the KGB, and the U.S. OSS, predecessor of the CIA. The author reports that Hemingway, who was a proponent of the political left, was courted by both the Soviet and the American intelligence services to conduct espionage. 3:50 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 10 min.The Secret Life of the BrainPsychologist Lisa Feldman Barrett argues that emotions and the physical reactions that accompany ... Psychologist Lisa Feldman Barrett argues that emotions and the physical reactions that accompany them are not ingrained in our psyche as originally thought, but they develop and change with experiences through our lifetime. 5:00 PM EDTApprox. 2 hr.Interview with Author Gay TaleseBookTV talks to author and journalist, Gay Talese, about his writing life and his reading and ... BookTV talks to author and journalist, Gay Talese, about his writing life and his reading and writing habits from his home in New York City.
7:00 PM EDTApprox. 50 min.Ted Spitzmiller, The History of Human SpaceflightPilot and author Ted Spitzmiller takes a look at the programs and technology that led to the ... Pilot and author Ted Spitzmiller takes a look at the programs and technology that led to the possibility of space travel, starting with balloon flight to the development of the International Space Station and exploration of Mars. 7:50 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 10 min.An Astronaut's Story of Grit, Grace, and Second ChancesFormer pro-football player turned astronaut, Leland Melvin, discusses his life and career. His ... Former pro-football player turned astronaut, Leland Melvin, discusses his life and career. His book is "Chasing Space: An Astronaut's Story of Grit, Grace, and Second Chances." 9:00 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 2 min.After Words How American Families Cope in a WFinancial expert Rachel Schneider and Economics Professor Jonathan Morduch report on how low to ... Financial expert Rachel Schneider and Economics Professor Jonathan Morduch report on how low to moderate income families manage money in their book, "The Financial Diaries: How American Families Cope in a World of Uncertainty." Ms. Schneider and Professor Morduch conducted a study of 235 families, tracking their earnings, spending, savings, and borrowing habits for one year. Ms. Schneider and Professor Morduch are interviewed by Kathryn Edin, author of "$2.00 a Day: Living on Almost Nothing in America and Professor of Sociology at Johns Hopkins University.
10:02 PM EDTApprox. 59 min.Newt Gingrich, Understanding TrumpFormer Speaker of the House and presidential candidate Newt Gingrich discusses his book, ... Former Speaker of the House and presidential candidate Newt Gingrich discusses his book, "Understanding Trump." Mr. Gingrich talks about his experiences with Donald Trump during the campaign through his transition to President of the United State. He is interviewed by Jonathan Salant, Washington Correspondent for NJ Advance Media. 11:01 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr.An American StoryHaroon Moghul discussed growing up Muslim in America in his book, "How to be a Muslim: An American ... Haroon Moghul discussed growing up Muslim in America in his book, "How to be a Muslim: An American Story." He talked about his struggle with his identity as a second generation Muslim growing up in the US and his struggle with his religion.
Monday, June 26
12:01 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr.After Words How American Families Cope in a WFinancial expert Rachel Schneider and Economics Professor Jonathan Morduch report on how low to ... Financial expert Rachel Schneider and Economics Professor Jonathan Morduch report on how low to moderate income families manage money in their book, "The Financial Diaries: How American Families Cope in a World of Uncertainty." Ms. Schneider and Professor Morduch conducted a study of 235 families, tracking their earnings, spending, savings, and borrowing habits for one year. Ms. Schneider and Professor Morduch are interviewed by Kathryn Edin, author of "$2.00 a Day: Living on Almost Nothing in America and Professor of Sociology at Johns Hopkins University. 1:01 AM EDTApprox. 14 min.Strategies for Acquiring Public RecordsBook TV sat down with David Cuillier, director of the School of Journalism at the University of ... Book TV sat down with David Cuillier, director of the School of Journalism at the University of Arizona, to talk about his book, "The Art of Access: Strategies for Acquiring Public Records." This interview, recorded on the University of Arizona's campus, is part of Book TV's College Series. 1:15 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 15 min.Herb Boyd, Black DetroitAuthor and activist, Herb Boyd, provides a history of African-Americans in Detroit; from the Great ... Author and activist, Herb Boyd, provides a history of African-Americans in Detroit; from the Great Migration to today. He's joined in conversation by Rita Kiki Edozie, professor of international relations and African affairs at Michigan State University. They speak at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History in Detroit.
2:30 AM EDTApprox. 34 min.Lawrence O'Donnell, Playing with FireMSNBC host Lawrence O'Donnell recalls the 1968 presidential election from the publishing ... MSNBC host Lawrence O'Donnell recalls the 1968 presidential election from the publishing industry's annual trade show, Book Expo, in New York City. 3:04 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 1 min.After Words How American Families Cope in a WFinancial expert Rachel Schneider and Economics Professor Jonathan Morduch report on how low to ... Financial expert Rachel Schneider and Economics Professor Jonathan Morduch report on how low to moderate income families manage money in their book, "The Financial Diaries: How American Families Cope in a World of Uncertainty." Ms. Schneider and Professor Morduch conducted a study of 235 families, tracking their earnings, spending, savings, and borrowing habits for one year. Ms. Schneider and Professor Morduch are interviewed by Kathryn Edin, author of "$2.00 a Day: Living on Almost Nothing in America and Professor of Sociology at Johns Hopkins University. 4:05 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 1 min.David Davenport, Rugged IndividualismDavid Davenport, former president of Pepperdine University and Hoover Institution fellow, talks ... David Davenport, former president of Pepperdine University and Hoover Institution fellow, talks about the history of American individualism and questions whether it can survive in the country today.
5:06 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 1 min.Masha GessenAuthor Masha Gessen ("The Man Without a Face," "The Future Is History") delivers the Arthur Miller ... Author Masha Gessen ("The Man Without a Face," "The Future Is History") delivers the Arthur Miller Lecture followed by an interview with Samantha Bee as part of the 2017 PEN World Voices Festival. 6:07 AM EDTApprox. 53 min.Meredith Wadman, The Vaccine RaceMeredith Wadman talked about her book, The Vaccine Race: Science, Politics, and the Human Costs of ... Meredith Wadman talked about her book, The Vaccine Race: Science, Politics, and the Human Costs of Defeating Disease. She spoke from the James Michener Pavilion at the 2017 Gaithersburg Book Festival, held on the grounds of City Hall in Gaithersburg, Maryland. 7:00 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr.Jack Barsky, Deep UndercoverJack Barsky talks about his life as a KGB spy operating in the U.S. during the late 1970s and ... Jack Barsky talks about his life as a KGB spy operating in the U.S. during the late 1970s and 1980s and his eventual rejecton of the Soviet Union. During this event held at the Spy Museum in Washington, DC, Mr. Barsky is interviewed by Vince Houghton, curator and historian at the Spy Museum.