Book TV Schedule

Week of September 14 through September 21

All times and durations are subject to change

Saturday, September 16
8:00 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr.Henry Fountain, The Great QuakeNew York Times science reporter Henry Fountain talked about the largest earthquake recorded in ... New York Times science reporter Henry Fountain talked about the largest earthquake recorded in North America that happened on March 27,1964, in Alaska. The quake, which measured 9.2 on the Richter scale, killed over 130 people. 9:00 AM 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. 10:00 AM EDTApprox. 15 min.Deirdre McCloskey, Bourgeois EqualityBook TV interviewed University of Illinois at Chicago professor, Deirdre McCloskey, about her ... Book TV interviewed University of Illinois at Chicago professor, Deirdre McCloskey, about her Hayek Prize-winning book, "Bourgeois Equality: How Ideas, Not Capital or Institutions, Enriched the World."
10:15 AM EDTApprox. 45 min.James Stavridis, Sea PowerFormer NATO Supreme Allied Commander James Stavridis discusses his book, "Sea Power: The History ... Former NATO Supreme Allied Commander James Stavridis discusses his book, "Sea Power: The History and Geopolitics of the World's Oceans" at the 17th annual National Book Festival in Washington, D.C. 11:00 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 1 min.Douglas Schoen, America in the Age of TrumpFox News contributor and pollster Doug Schoen gave his assessment of the Trump presidency in his ... Fox News contributor and pollster Doug Schoen gave his assessment of the Trump presidency in his book, "America in the Age of Trump: Oppositions in an Unsettled World." 12:01 PM EDTApprox. 59 min.Dante Scala Stormy WeatherDuring the presidential election season, New Hampshire has an important role as the first primary ... During the presidential election season, New Hampshire has an important role as the first primary held in the country. In his book "Stormy Weather," author Dante Scala explains how New Hampshire became first in the nation and the role it has in current presidential politics.
1:00 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 30 min.Arrest, Prosecution, and ImprisonmentAmerican University Law Professor Angela Davis explores the US criminal justice system's impact on ... American University Law Professor Angela Davis explores the US criminal justice system's impact on African American boys and men in, "Policing the Black Man." The book is a compilation of 12 essays by leading criminal justice scholars and legal experts writing on several areas of race and law including racial profiling, implicit bias, the power of police and prosecutors, and mass incarceration. Contributing authors include, Bryan Stevenson, Director of the Equal Justice Institute and NYU Law Professor, Sherrilyn Ifill, NAACP Legal Defense Fund President and Jeremy Travis former President of the John Jay College of Criminal Justice. 2:30 PM EDTApprox. 31 min.Andy Puzder, Job CreationAndy Puzder, former CEO of CKE Restaurants and President Trump's first nominee for Labor ... Andy Puzder, former CEO of CKE Restaurants and President Trump's first nominee for Labor Secretary, discussed his book, "Job Creation: How It Really Works and Why Government Doesn't Understand It." 3:01 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 9 min.Bernie Sanders, Bernie Sanders Guide to Political RevolutionVermont Senator and former presidential candidate Bernie Sanders offers his thoughts on how to ... Vermont Senator and former presidential candidate Bernie Sanders offers his thoughts on how to bring about change in America in "Bernie Sanders Guide to Political Revolution."
4:10 PM EDTApprox. 20 min.Helen Raleigh, The Broken Welcome MatBook TV interviewed Helen Raleigh, author of "The Broken Welcome Mat: America's un-American ... Book TV interviewed Helen Raleigh, author of "The Broken Welcome Mat: America's un-American immigration policy, and how we should fix it," at FreedomFest in Las Vegas. 4:30 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 1 min.After Words Brian Merchant, The One DeviceMotherboard senior editor Brian Merchant retraces the creation and development of the iPhone in ... Motherboard senior editor Brian Merchant retraces the creation and development of the iPhone in his book, "The One Device." He is interviewed by New York Times reporter Steve Lohr. 5:31 PM EDTApprox. 29 min.Joan Waugh, The American WarBook TV interviewed UCLA history professor Joan Waugh about her book, "The American War: A History ... Book TV interviewed UCLA history professor Joan Waugh about her book, "The American War: A History of the Civil War Era." This interview, recorded on the campus of UCLA, is part of Book TV's College Series.
6:00 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 2 min.Michael Lewis, The Undoing ProjectMichael Lewis examined the work of Israeli psychologists Daniel Kahneman and Amos Tversky which ... Michael Lewis examined the work of Israeli psychologists Daniel Kahneman and Amos Tversky which focused on the human decision making process and led to the creaton of behavioral economics field and a shift towards the use of algorithms over the human mind. 7:02 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 36 min.Ibram Kendi, Stamped From the BeginningIn light of Charlottesville and other recent protests around the country, historian and founding ... In light of Charlottesville and other recent protests around the country, historian and founding director of the Antiracist Research and Policy Center at American University Ibram Kendi discussed his book, "Stamped from the Beginning" which examines the history of racist ideas in America. He was in conversation with Andy Shallal, founder of Busboys & Poets. 8:38 PM EDTApprox. 7 min.Howard Mansfield Turn and JumpMeasuring time was determined by the position of the sun in the sky. However, with the expansion ... Measuring time was determined by the position of the sun in the sky. However, with the expansion of the railroad in the 19th century, the concept of time and how we kept it changed. In his book "Turn & Jump," author Howard Mansfield explains how the railroads invented time zones and their effect on the rest of the country.
8:45 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr.John Yoo & Jeremy Rabkin, Striking PowerJohn Yoo and Jeremy Rabkin, co-authors of "Striking Power," talked about how military technology ... John Yoo and Jeremy Rabkin, co-authors of "Striking Power," talked about how military technology is changing the way we fight wars and defend ourselves against old and new threats. They spoke at the American Enterprise Institute in Washington, DC. Professors Yoo and Rabkin were joined by Richard Andres, professor of national security strategy at the National War College, and James Lewis, senior vice president at the Center for Strategic and International Studies. 9:45 PM EDTApprox. 15 min.Adam Winkler, We the CorporationsBook TV sat down with UCLA Law School professor, Adam Winkler, to talk about his forthcoming book, ... Book TV sat down with UCLA Law School professor, Adam Winkler, to talk about his forthcoming book, "We the Corporations: How American Businesses Won Their Civil Rights." This interview, recorded on the UCLA campus, is part of Book TV's College Series. 10:00 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr.After Words David Osborne, Reinventing America's SchoolsProgressive Policy Institute senior fellow David Osborne examines the charter school movement and ... Progressive Policy Institute senior fellow David Osborne examines the charter school movement and offers his outlook for the future of public education in his book, "Reinventing America's Schools. He talks about the success of schools in cities like Newark, Memphis, Denver, Oakland and Cleveland modeling the charter school system in New Orleans, which was a part of the rebuild after Hurricane Katrina. New Orleans reconstructed their school system through the states Recovery School District(RSD) program, turning their public schools into charter schools over time. Results are showing improved test scores, graduation and dropout rates and school performance scores. Osborne argues that regardless of what we call schools - every public school should be treated like a charter school - 'with autonomy, performance accountability, parental choice, and diversity of school design. He is interviewed by Chester Finn, Senior Fellow and President Emeritus of the Fordham Institute.
11:00 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 16 min.Jon Kukla, Patrick HenryJon Kukla recounted the life of Patrick Henry, a champion of American independence from Brtiain, ... Jon Kukla recounted the life of Patrick Henry, a champion of American independence from Brtiain, who is most commonly remembered for his speech that culminated in the words, "Give Me Liberty of Give Me Death!." He was Virginia's first postcolonial governor and a critic of central government over states' rights.
Sunday, September 17
12:16 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 1 min.Nancy MacLean, Democracy in ChainsNancy MacLean, history and public policy professor at Duke University, examined the work of the ... Nancy MacLean, history and public policy professor at Duke University, examined the work of the late Nobel Prize-winning economist, James McGill Buchanan. She argued that he is the source of the political right's current ideology of separating the country between "makers" and "takers" and promoting the political powers of the wealthy while disenfranchising the rest of the country. 1:17 AM EDTApprox. 28 min.Mark Skousen, The Structure of ProductionBook TV interviewed FreedomFest founder, Mark Skousen, about the annual libertarian conference and ... Book TV interviewed FreedomFest founder, Mark Skousen, about the annual libertarian conference and the updated edition of his book, "The Structure of Production." 1:45 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 8 min.Trita Parsi, Losing the EnemyTrita Parsi, president of the National Iranian American Council, looks at the 2015 agreement ... Trita Parsi, president of the National Iranian American Council, looks at the 2015 agreement between the U.S. and Iran. Mr. Parsi served as an adviser to the Obama administration during the negotiations.
2:53 AM EDTApprox. 7 min.Driving Tour of Concord, NHC-SPAN takes a driving tour of Concord, New Hampshire. C-SPAN takes a driving tour of Concord, New Hampshire. 3:00 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 30 min.Alexander Klimburg, The Darkening WebAlexander Klimburg is joined by industry experts to discuss current cyber attacks and the ... Alexander Klimburg is joined by industry experts to discuss current cyber attacks and the consequences of cyber warfare on politics. 4:30 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr.Anan Ameri, The Scent of JasmineAnan Ameri, founder and former director of the Arab American National Museum in Dearborn, talks ... Anan Ameri, founder and former director of the Arab American National Museum in Dearborn, talks about growing up in Syria, Palestine/Israel, and Lebanon during the 1940s-60s. Ms. Ameri provides a glimpse of the Middle East that was more tolerant and cosmopolitan than it is today, when sectarian violence is more common. She spoke at the Detroit Institute for the Arts in Detroit, Michigan.
5:30 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 4 min.Alex Ryvchin, The Anti-Israel AgendaAlex Ryvchin, member of the Jewish Diplomatic Corps (World Jewish Congress), talked about the ... Alex Ryvchin, member of the Jewish Diplomatic Corps (World Jewish Congress), talked about the anti-Israel agenda that he says is being pushed by the United Nations, religious groups, and on college campuses in the U.S. and Europe. Commentary was provided by Isaac Herzog, member of the Israel's Knesset and son of Chaim Herzog, former president of Israel. This event was held at the offices of the World Jewish Congress in New York City. 6:34 AM EDTApprox. 56 min.Everett Piper, Not a Day CareOklahoma Wesleyan University President Everett Piper argued that college campuses should be places ... Oklahoma Wesleyan University President Everett Piper argued that college campuses should be places pursuing freedom of speech, liberty, and truth, not places of "speech codes" and "safe spaces." 7:30 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr.Dante Scala Stormy WeatherDuring the presidential election season, New Hampshire has an important role as the first primary ... During the presidential election season, New Hampshire has an important role as the first primary held in the country. In his book "Stormy Weather," author Dante Scala explains how New Hampshire became first in the nation and the role it has in current presidential politics.
8:30 AM EDTApprox. 30 min.Joseph Hickman, The Convenient TerroristJoseph Hickman, former soldier with the U.S. Marines and U.S. Army, talks about the capture, ... Joseph Hickman, former soldier with the U.S. Marines and U.S. Army, talks about the capture, torture, and detention of Abu Zubaydah. Abu Zubaydah, thought to be a high-ranking member of Al Qaeda, was captured in 2002 and has been in U.S. custody ever since, first in secret CIA prisons and then at Guantanamo Bay. Mr. Hickman took custody of Abu Zubaydah when he arrived at Gitmo in 2006. He spoke at Barnes & Noble Booksellers in Green Bay, Wisconsin. 9:00 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr.After Words Danielle Allen, CuzHarvard Univ. prof. Danielle Allen examines mass incarceration through the lens of her cousin ... Harvard Univ. prof. Danielle Allen examines mass incarceration through the lens of her cousin Michael A., who served 11 years in prison at age 15. Her book, "Cuz," traces both their journeys growing up. She's interviewed by author Wes Moore CEO of the Robin Hood Foundation and author of "The Other Wes Moore" and "The Work." 10:00 AM EDTApprox. 8 hr.LIVE 2017 Brooklyn Book FestivalBookTV attends the 2017 Brooklyn Book Festival in New York City. BookTV attends the 2017 Brooklyn Book Festival in New York City.
6:00 PM EDTApprox. 30 min.Mark Skousen, The Structure of ProductionBook TV interviewed FreedomFest founder, Mark Skousen, about the annual libertarian conference and ... Book TV interviewed FreedomFest founder, Mark Skousen, about the annual libertarian conference and the updated edition of his book, "The Structure of Production." 6:30 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 16 min.Jon Kukla, Patrick HenryJon Kukla recounted the life of Patrick Henry, a champion of American independence from Brtiain, ... Jon Kukla recounted the life of Patrick Henry, a champion of American independence from Brtiain, who is most commonly remembered for his speech that culminated in the words, "Give Me Liberty of Give Me Death!." He was Virginia's first postcolonial governor and a critic of central government over states' rights. 7:46 PM EDTApprox. 14 min.Howard Mansfield Turn and JumpMeasuring time was determined by the position of the sun in the sky. However, with the expansion ... Measuring time was determined by the position of the sun in the sky. However, with the expansion of the railroad in the 19th century, the concept of time and how we kept it changed. In his book "Turn & Jump," author Howard Mansfield explains how the railroads invented time zones and their effect on the rest of the country.
8:00 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr.Condoleezza Rice, DemocracyFormer Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice looked at democracy around the world at the 17th annual ... Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice looked at democracy around the world at the 17th annual National Book Festival in Washington, D.C. 9:00 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr.After Words David Osborne, Reinventing America's SchoolsProgressive Policy Institute senior fellow David Osborne examines the charter school movement and ... Progressive Policy Institute senior fellow David Osborne examines the charter school movement and offers his outlook for the future of public education in his book, "Reinventing America's Schools. He talks about the success of schools in cities like Newark, Memphis, Denver, Oakland and Cleveland modeling the charter school system in New Orleans, which was a part of the rebuild after Hurricane Katrina. New Orleans reconstructed their school system through the states Recovery School District(RSD) program, turning their public schools into charter schools over time. Results are showing improved test scores, graduation and dropout rates and school performance scores. Osborne argues that regardless of what we call schools - every public school should be treated like a charter school - 'with autonomy, performance accountability, parental choice, and diversity of school design. He is interviewed by Chester Finn, Senior Fellow and President Emeritus of the Fordham Institute. 10:00 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr.John Yoo & Jeremy Rabkin, Striking PowerJohn Yoo and Jeremy Rabkin, co-authors of "Striking Power," talked about how military technology ... John Yoo and Jeremy Rabkin, co-authors of "Striking Power," talked about how military technology is changing the way we fight wars and defend ourselves against old and new threats. They spoke at the American Enterprise Institute in Washington, DC. Professors Yoo and Rabkin were joined by Richard Andres, professor of national security strategy at the National War College, and James Lewis, senior vice president at the Center for Strategic and International Studies.
11:00 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr.Joe Tone, BonesJournalist Joe Tone reported on the lives of the Trevino brothers along the U.S. Mexico border and ... Journalist Joe Tone reported on the lives of the Trevino brothers along the U.S. Mexico border and their rise and fall in the Zetas drug cartel.
Monday, September 18
12:00 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr.After Words David Osborne, Reinventing America's SchoolsProgressive Policy Institute senior fellow David Osborne examines the charter school movement and ... Progressive Policy Institute senior fellow David Osborne examines the charter school movement and offers his outlook for the future of public education in his book, "Reinventing America's Schools. He talks about the success of schools in cities like Newark, Memphis, Denver, Oakland and Cleveland modeling the charter school system in New Orleans, which was a part of the rebuild after Hurricane Katrina. New Orleans reconstructed their school system through the states Recovery School District(RSD) program, turning their public schools into charter schools over time. Results are showing improved test scores, graduation and dropout rates and school performance scores. Osborne argues that regardless of what we call schools - every public school should be treated like a charter school - 'with autonomy, performance accountability, parental choice, and diversity of school design. He is interviewed by Chester Finn, Senior Fellow and President Emeritus of the Fordham Institute. 1:00 AM EDTApprox. 2 hr.Book TVNon-fiction books and authors. Non-fiction books and authors. 3:00 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr.After WordsAuthors of the latest nonfiction books are interviewed by journalists, public policy makers, ... Authors of the latest nonfiction books are interviewed by journalists, public policy makers, legislators, and others familiar with their material.
4:00 AM EDTApprox. 4 hr.Book TVNon-fiction books and authors. Non-fiction books and authors.