Book TV Schedule

Week of June 19 through June 26

All times and durations are subject to change

Saturday, June 24
8:01 AM EDT on C-SPAN2Approx. 51 min. The Imagineers of WarSharon Weinberger talks about her book, The Imagineers of War, at the 2017 Gaithersburg ... 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 EDT on C-SPAN2Approx. 1 hr. 30 min. Raven RockGarrett Graff looks at the U.S. government’s doomsday plans that have been in development ... Garrett Graff talked about his book Raven Rock: The Story of the U.S. Government’s Secret Plan to Save Itself--While the Rest of Us Die, in which he looks at the U.S. government’s doomsday plans that have been in development for the past sixty years. In his book, the author reports on how the government would continue to operate in the wake of a catastrophic attack and the numerous bunkers, ready since the Cold War, that would house government officials. 10:30 AM EDT on C-SPAN2Approx. 14 min. Crash OverrideVideo game developer Zoe Quinn talks about her book, Crash Override: How Gamergate (Nearly) ... Zoe Quinn talked about her book, Crash Override: How Gamergate (Nearly) Destroyed My Life, and How We Can Win the Fight Against Online Hate. She spoke at BookExpo, the publishing industry’s annual trade show.
10:45 AM EDT on C-SPAN2Approx. 1 hr. 5 min. DemocracyFormer U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice looks at democracy around the world. Former U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice talked about her book Democracy: Stories from the Long Road to Freedom, in which she looks at democracy around the world. 12:00 PM EDT on C-SPAN2Approx. 43 min. Countdown to Pearl HarborSteve Twomey provides a history of the twelve days leading up to the Japanese attack on Pearl ... Steve Twomey talked about his book Countdown to Pearl Harbor: The Twelve Days to the Attack, in which he provides a history of the twelve days leading up to the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. He spoke at the Roosevelt Reading Festival. 12:44 PM EDT on C-SPAN2Approx. 38 min. The President's Kitchen CabinetAdrian Miller, former special assistant to President Bill Clinton, recalls the many ... Adrian Miller talked about his book The President’s Kitchen Cabinet: The Story of the African Americans Who Have Fed Our First Families, from the Washingtons to the Obamas, in which he recalls the many African-Americans who worked in food service at the White House. He spoke at the Roosevelt Reading Festival.
1:22 PM EDT on C-SPAN2Approx. 41 min. The Last GoodnightHoward Blum recalls the life of American debutante turned spy Betty Pack. He speaks at the ... Howard Blum talked about his book The Last Goodnight: A World War II Story of Espionage, Adventure, and Betrayal, in which he recalls the life of American debutante turned spy Betty Pack. He spoke at the Roosevelt Reading Festival. 2:03 PM EDT on C-SPAN2Approx. 44 min. The GatekeeperKathyrn Smith looks at the life of Marguerirte “Missy” Lehand, considered President ... Kathyrn Smith talked about her book The Gatekeeper: Missy LeHand, FDR, and the Untold Story of the Partnership That Defined a Presidency, in which she looks at the life of Marguerirte “Missy” Lehand, considered President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s closest personal and professional confidante. She spoke at the Roosevelt Reading Festival. 2:48 PM EDT on C-SPAN2Approx. 43 min. Elliott and Eleanor RooseveltGeraldine Hawkins recounts the life of Elliott Roosevelt, father of Eleanor Roosevelt. She speaks ... Geraldine Hawkins talked about her book [Elliott and Eleanor Roosevelt: The Story of a Father and His Daughter in the Gilded Age, in which she recounts the life of Elliott Roosevelt, father of Eleanor Roosevelt. She spoke at the Roosevelt Reading Festival.
3:31 PM EDT on C-SPAN2Approx. 45 min. His Final BattlePulitzer Prize-winning author Joseph Lelyveld looks at the final months of the life of President ... Joseph Lelyveld talked about his book His Final Battle: The Last Months of Franklin Roosevelt, in which he looks at the final months of the life of President Franklin D. Roosevelt. He spoke at the Roosevelt Reading Festival. 4:15 PM EDT on C-SPAN2Approx. 33 min. 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 talked about 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. 5:00 PM EDT on C-SPAN2Approx. 41 min. No Apparent DistressRachel Pearson recounts her experience with the health care system as a resident physician. Rachel Pearson spoke about her memoir, No Apparent Distress: A Doctor’s Coming-of-Age on the Front Lines of American Medicine, in which she recounts her experience with the health care system as a resident physician. In her book, Dr. Pearson discusses mistakes in caring for patients and the inequality in care for the poor.
5:45 PM EDT on C-SPAN2Approx. 1 hr. 12 min. Black DetroitAuthor and activist Herb Boyd provides a history of African-Americans in Detroit from the Great ... Herb Boyd talked about his book Black Detroit: A People’s History of Self-Determination, in which he provides a history of African-Americans in Detroit from the Great Migration to today. He spoke with Professor Rita Kiki Edozie. 7:00 PM EDT on C-SPAN2Approx. 58 min. Understanding TrumpFormer Speaker of the House and presidential candidate Newt Gingrich talks about his book, ... Newt Gingrich talked about his book, Understanding Trump. Mr. Gingrich talked about his experiences with Donald Trump during the campaign through the transition to president. He was interviewed by Jonathan Salant. 8:00 PM EDT on C-SPAN2Approx. 3 hr. 41 min. Interview with Author Gay TaleseAuthor and journalist Gay Talese talks about his writing life and his reading and writing habits ... Gay Talese talked about his writing life and his reading and writing habits. This interview took place at his home in New York City.
10:00 PM EDT on C-SPAN2Approx. 1 hr. After Words with Jonathan Morduch and Rachel SchneiderFinancial expert Rachel Schneider and economics professor Jonathan Morduch report on how low to ... Rachel Schneider and Jonathan Morduch talked about their book The Financial Diaries: How American Families Cope in a World of Uncertainty, in which they report on how low to moderate income families manage money. 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 were interviewed by Kathryn Edin. 11:00 PM EDT on C-SPAN2Approx. 56 min. City on the VergeMark Pendergrast looks at urban revitalization in Atlanta and its impact on the communities living ... Mark Pendergrast talked about his book City on the Verge: Atlanta and the Fight for America’s Urban Future, in which he looks at urban revitalization in Atlanta and its impact on the communities living in the city. Atlanta was 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 EDT on C-SPAN2Approx. 43 min. Countdown to Pearl HarborSteve Twomey provides a history of the twelve days leading up to the Japanese attack on Pearl ... Steve Twomey talked about his book Countdown to Pearl Harbor: The Twelve Days to the Attack, in which he provides a history of the twelve days leading up to the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. He spoke at the Roosevelt Reading Festival. 12:44 AM EDT on C-SPAN2Approx. 38 min. The President's Kitchen CabinetAdrian Miller, former special assistant to President Bill Clinton, recalls the many ... Adrian Miller talked about his book The President’s Kitchen Cabinet: The Story of the African Americans Who Have Fed Our First Families, from the Washingtons to the Obamas, in which he recalls the many African-Americans who worked in food service at the White House. He spoke at the Roosevelt Reading Festival. 1:22 AM EDT on C-SPAN2Approx. 41 min. The Last GoodnightHoward Blum recalls the life of American debutante turned spy Betty Pack. He speaks at the ... Howard Blum talked about his book The Last Goodnight: A World War II Story of Espionage, Adventure, and Betrayal, in which he recalls the life of American debutante turned spy Betty Pack. He spoke at the Roosevelt Reading Festival.
2:03 AM EDT on C-SPAN2Approx. 44 min. The GatekeeperKathyrn Smith looks at the life of Marguerirte “Missy” Lehand, considered President ... Kathyrn Smith talked about her book The Gatekeeper: Missy LeHand, FDR, and the Untold Story of the Partnership That Defined a Presidency, in which she looks at the life of Marguerirte “Missy” Lehand, considered President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s closest personal and professional confidante. She spoke at the Roosevelt Reading Festival. 2:48 AM EDT on C-SPAN2Approx. 43 min. Elliott and Eleanor RooseveltGeraldine Hawkins recounts the life of Elliott Roosevelt, father of Eleanor Roosevelt. She speaks ... Geraldine Hawkins talked about her book [Elliott and Eleanor Roosevelt: The Story of a Father and His Daughter in the Gilded Age, in which she recounts the life of Elliott Roosevelt, father of Eleanor Roosevelt. She spoke at the Roosevelt Reading Festival. 3:31 AM EDT on C-SPAN2Approx. 45 min. His Final BattlePulitzer Prize-winning author Joseph Lelyveld looks at the final months of the life of President ... Joseph Lelyveld talked about his book His Final Battle: The Last Months of Franklin Roosevelt, in which he looks at the final months of the life of President Franklin D. Roosevelt. He spoke at the Roosevelt Reading Festival.
4:15 AM EDT on C-SPAN2Approx. 38 min. Hue 1968Black Hawk Down and Killing Pablo author Mark Bowden talks about his latest book, ... Mark Bowden talked about his book, Hue 1968: A Turning Point of the American War in Vietnam. This event was part of the Chicago Tribune Printers Row Lit Fest, held annually in the city. 5:00 AM EDT on C-SPAN2Approx. 1 hr. 14 min. The Color of LawRichard Rothstein, research associate at the Economic Policy Institute, argues that local, state, ... Richard Rothstein talked about his book The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America, in which he argues that local, state, and federal legislation has been responsible for America’s segregated cities. He spoke with author Ta-Nehisi Coates. 6:15 AM EDT on C-SPAN2Approx. 52 min. 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 ... 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.
7:15 AM EDT on C-SPAN2Approx. 1 hr. 15 min. Panel Discussion on War StoriesFrom the Unbound Book Festival in Columbia, Missouri, authors Candace Millard, Ishmael Beah, ... Authors Candace Millard, Ishmael Beah, Colonel Gregory Fontenot (Retired), and Whitney Terrell talk about war stories. They spoke at the Unbound Book Festival in Columbia, Missouri. 8:30 AM EDT on C-SPAN2Approx. 47 min. The GiversDavid Callahan, founder and editor of Inside Philanthropy, discusses his book, The ... David Callahan talked about his book, The Givers: Wealth, Power, and Philanthropy in a New Gilded Age. This event was part of the Chicago Tribune Printers Row Lit Fest, held annually in the city. 9:15 AM EDT on C-SPAN2Approx. 1 hr. 9 min. The Fuzzy and the TechieVenture capitalist Scott Hartley looks at the cultural divide in the tech industry. He argues for ... Scott Hartley talked about his book The Fuzzy and the Techie: Why the Liberal Arts Will Rule the Digital World, in which he looks at the cultural divide in the tech industry. In his book, he argues for a balance between experiences and data as well as context and code.
10:30 AM EDT on C-SPAN2Approx. 20 min. Sisters FirstJenna Bush Hager and Barbara Bush recall their childhood and formative years living in the White ... Jenna Bush Hager and Barbara Bush talked about their book Sisters First: Stories from Our Wild and Wonderful Life, in which they recall their childhood and formative years living in the White House. 11:00 AM EDT on C-SPAN2Approx. 55 min. The Gay RevolutionLillian Faderman, author of The Gay Revolution: The Story of the Struggle, talks about the ... Lillian Faderman talked about her book, The Gay Revolution: The Story of the Struggle, in which she chronicles the gay revolution from the 1950s, when homosexuality was considered mentally ill, to the present, including several landmark court cases. 12:00 PM EDT on C-SPAN2Approx. 58 min. After Words with Senator Mike LeeSenator Mike Lee (R-UT) recalls the work of forgotten early American figures who fought against a ... Senator Mike Lee (R-UT) talked about his book Written Out of History: The Forgotten Founders Who Fought Big Government, in which he recalls the work of forgotten early American figures who fought against a large federal government. He was interviewed by Neal Katyal.
1:00 PM EDT on C-SPAN2Approx. 13 min. The Art of AccessDavid Cuillier, director of the School of Journalism at the University of Arizona, talks about his ... David Cuillier, director of the School of Journalism at the University of Arizona, talked 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 EDT on C-SPAN2Approx. 43 min. Apollo 8Science writer Jeffrey Kluger discusses NASA’s first successful manned mission to orbit the ... Jeffrey Kluger talked about his book, Apollo 8: The Thrilling Story of the First Mission to the Moon, about NASA’s first successful manned mission to orbit the moon. Mr. Kluger is the author of several other books, including Apollo 13, which was co-written with astronaut and Apollo 13 mission commander Jim Lovell. 2:00 PM EDT on C-SPAN2Approx. 45 min. Ernest HemingwayMary Dearborn talks about her book, Ernest Hemingway, A Biography, with Bill Kurtis, ... Mary Dearborn talked about her book, Ernest Hemingway, A Biography, with Bill Kurtis, founder and executive producer of Kurtis Productions. This event was part of the Chicago Tribune Printers Row Lit Fest, held annually in the city.
2:45 PM EDT on C-SPAN2Approx. 1 hr. 3 min. Writer, Sailor, Solider, SpyFormer CIA officer and CIA Museum historian Nicholas Reynolds recalls novelist Ernest ... Nicholas Reynolds talked about his book Writer, Sailor, Soldier, Spy: Ernest Hemingway’s Secret Adventures, 1935-1961 , in which he recalls novelist Ernest Hemingway’s connections to the Soviet NKVD, precursor to the KGB, and the U.S. OSS, predecessor of the CIA. In his book, 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. 3:45 PM EDT on C-SPAN2Approx. 1 hr. 9 min. How Emotions are MadePsychologist Lisa Feldman Barrett argues that emotions and the physical reactions that accompany ... Psychologist Lisa Feldman Barrett talked about her book How Emotions are Made: The Secret Life of the Brain, in which she argues that emotions and the physical reactions that accompany them are not ingrained in people’s psyche as originally thought, but they develop and change with experiences throughout a lifetime. 5:00 PM EDT on C-SPAN2Approx. 1 hr. 50 min. Interview with Author Gay TaleseAuthor and journalist Gay Talese talks about his writing life and his reading and writing habits ... Gay Talese talked about his writing life and his reading and writing habits. This interview took place at his home in New York City.
7:00 PM EDT on C-SPAN2Approx. 49 min. The History of Human Space FlightPilot and author Ted Spitzmiller looks at the programs and technology that led to the possibility ... Ted Spitzmiller talked about his book The History of Human Space Flight, in which he looks at the programs and technology that led to the possibility of space travel, from balloon flight to the development of the International Space Station and exploration of Mars. 7:50 PM EDT on C-SPAN2Approx. 1 hr. 5 min. Chasing SpaceFormer pro-football player turned astronaut Leland Melvin discusses his life and career. Leland Melvin talked about his book, Chasing Space: An Astronaut’s Story of Grit, Grace, and Second Chances. 9:00 PM EDT on C-SPAN2Approx. 1 hr. After Words with Jonathan Morduch and Rachel SchneiderFinancial expert Rachel Schneider and economics professor Jonathan Morduch report on how low to ... Rachel Schneider and Jonathan Morduch talked about their book The Financial Diaries: How American Families Cope in a World of Uncertainty, in which they report on how low to moderate income families manage money. 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 were interviewed by Kathryn Edin.
10:00 PM EDT on C-SPAN2Approx. 58 min. Understanding TrumpFormer Speaker of the House and presidential candidate Newt Gingrich talks about his book, ... Newt Gingrich talked about his book, Understanding Trump. Mr. Gingrich talked about his experiences with Donald Trump during the campaign through the transition to president. He was interviewed by Jonathan Salant. 11:00 PM EDT on C-SPAN2Approx. 54 min. How to Be a MuslimHaroon Moghul discusses his struggle with his identity as a second generation Muslim growing up in ... Haroon Moghul talked about his book How to be a Muslim: An American Story, in which he discusses his struggle with his identity as a second generation Muslim growing up in the U.S.
Monday, June 26
12:00 AM EDT on C-SPAN2Approx. 1 hr. After Words with Jonathan Morduch and Rachel SchneiderFinancial expert Rachel Schneider and economics professor Jonathan Morduch report on how low to ... Rachel Schneider and Jonathan Morduch talked about their book The Financial Diaries: How American Families Cope in a World of Uncertainty, in which they report on how low to moderate income families manage money. 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 were interviewed by Kathryn Edin. 1:00 AM EDT on C-SPAN2Approx. 13 min. The Art of AccessDavid Cuillier, director of the School of Journalism at the University of Arizona, talks about his ... David Cuillier, director of the School of Journalism at the University of Arizona, talked 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 EDT on C-SPAN2Approx. 1 hr. 12 min. Black DetroitAuthor and activist Herb Boyd provides a history of African-Americans in Detroit from the Great ... Herb Boyd talked about his book Black Detroit: A People’s History of Self-Determination, in which he provides a history of African-Americans in Detroit from the Great Migration to today. He spoke with Professor Rita Kiki Edozie.
2:30 AM EDT on C-SPAN2Approx. 32 min. Playing with FireMSNBC host Lawrence O’Donnell recalls the 1968 presidential election. Lawrence O’Donnell talked about his book Playing with Fire: The 1968 Election and the Transformation of American Politics, in which he recalls the 1968 presidential election. He spoke at BookExpo, the publishing industry’s annual trade show. 3:00 AM EDT on C-SPAN2Approx. 1 hr. After Words with Jonathan Morduch and Rachel SchneiderFinancial expert Rachel Schneider and economics professor Jonathan Morduch report on how low to ... Rachel Schneider and Jonathan Morduch talked about their book The Financial Diaries: How American Families Cope in a World of Uncertainty, in which they report on how low to moderate income families manage money. 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 were interviewed by Kathryn Edin. 4:00 AM EDT on C-SPAN2Approx. 1 hr. 1 min. Rugged IndividualismDavid Davenport, former president of Pepperdine University and Hoover Institution fellow, talks ... David Davenport talked about his book Rugged Individualism: Dead or Alive?, in which he talks about the history of American individualism and questions whether it can survive in the country today.
5:00 AM EDT on C-SPAN2Approx. 1 hr. 2017 Arthur Miller LectureAuthor and journalist Masha Gessen delivers the Arthur Miller Lecture at the 2017 PEN World Voices ... Author Masha Gessen delivered the Arthur Miller Lecture followed by an interview with Samantha Bee as part of the 2017 PEN World Voices Festival. Ms. Gessen books include The Future is History and The Man Without a Face. 6:00 AM EDT on C-SPAN2Approx. 49 min. The Vaccine RaceMeredith Wadman talks about her book, The Vaccine Race, at the 2017 Gaithersburg Book ... 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 EDT on C-SPAN2Approx. 55 min. Deep UndercoverJack Barsky talks about his life as a KGB spy operating in the U.S. during the late 1970s and ... Jack Barsky talked about his book, Deep Undercover: My Secret Life and Tangled Allegiances as a KGB Spy in America, about his life as a KGB spy operating in the U.S. during the late 1970s and 1980s and his eventual rejection of the Soviet Union. Mr. Barsky was interviewed by Vince Houghton.
8:00 AM EDT on C-SPAN2Approx. 30 min. Communicators with Robert QuinnAT&T’s Senior Executive Vice President for External and Legislative Affairs Robert Quinn ... Robert Quinn talked about issues AT&T is confronting his industry in the nation’s capital. Topics included AT&T’s interest in corporate tax reform, privacy, net neutrality, and AT&T’s proposed merger with Time Warner.