Book TV Schedule

Week of December 7 through December 14

All times and durations are subject to change

Saturday, December 9
8:01 AM ESTApprox. 59 min.Niki Kapsambelis, The InheritanceNiki Kapsambelis looked at the study of Alzheimer's disease at the 2017 Wisconsin Book Festival in ... Niki Kapsambelis looked at the study of Alzheimer's disease at the 2017 Wisconsin Book Festival in Madison. 9:00 AM ESTApprox. 3 hr.In Depth Cornel West & Robert GeorgeDuring the 3-hour program, Cornel West & Robert George talked about their books and took questions ... During the 3-hour program, Cornel West & Robert George talked about their books and took questions from Book TV viewers. Cornel West is the author of "Race Matters," "Democracy Matters," "Living and Loving Out Loud: A Memoir," and other books. Robert George's books include "Making Men Moral," "The Clash of Orthodoxies," and "Conscience and Its Enemies." 12:00 PM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 10 min.Victor Davis Hanson, The Second World WarsMilitary historian Victor Davis Hanson recounted the key battles of World War II. He was joined in ... Military historian Victor Davis Hanson recounted the key battles of World War II. He was joined in conversation by National Review editor-in-chief Rich Lowry.
1:10 PM ESTApprox. 42 min.Jared Yates Sexton & Kevin YoungJared Yates Sexton, author of "The People Are Going to Rise Like the Waters Upon Your Shore," and ... Jared Yates Sexton, author of "The People Are Going to Rise Like the Waters Upon Your Shore," and Kevin Young, author of "Bunk," talked about politics in the age of fake news. 1:52 PM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 9 min.David Horowitz, The Black Book of the American LeftDavid Horowitz examined the left's impact on America's universities and colleges. David Horowitz examined the left's impact on America's universities and colleges. 3:01 PM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 2 min.Lydia Kang, QuackeryDr. Lydia Kang described ineffective medical treatments and cures throughout history. Dr. Lydia Kang described ineffective medical treatments and cures throughout history.
4:03 PM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 37 min.Richard Aldous, SchlesingerRichard Aldous, history professor at Bard College, recounted the life of Arthur Schlesinger ... Richard Aldous, history professor at Bard College, recounted the life of Arthur Schlesinger (1917-2007), historian and special assistant to President John F. Kennedy. Mr. Aldous was joined in conversation by author and former director of the Richard Nixon Presidential Library Timothy Naftali. 5:40 PM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 7 min.Yasutsune Hirashiki, On the Frontlines of the Television WarCameraman Yasutsune Hirashiki talked about his work covering the Vietnam War for ABC News. Cameraman Yasutsune Hirashiki talked about his work covering the Vietnam War for ABC News. 6:47 PM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 13 min.Jere Van Dyk, The TradeJere Van Dyk talked about the intricacies of political kidnappings and described his efforts to ... Jere Van Dyk talked about the intricacies of political kidnappings and described his efforts to figure out what happened during his own kidnapping and release by the Taliban in 2008.
8:00 PM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 17 min.Julie Lythcott-Haims, Real AmericanJulie Lythcott-Haims spoke about her experiences growing up biracial in America. Julie Lythcott-Haims spoke about her experiences growing up biracial in America. 9:17 PM ESTApprox. 43 min.Jerry Yellin, The Last Fighter PilotWorld War II veteran Jerry Yellin recalled his bombing missions over Japan from April to August of ... World War II veteran Jerry Yellin recalled his bombing missions over Japan from April to August of 1945. 10:00 PM ESTApprox. 1 hr.After Words Khizr Khan, An American FamilyGoldstar father Khzir Khan recalled his immigration to America and offers his thoughts on what it ... Goldstar father Khzir Khan recalled his immigration to America and offers his thoughts on what it means to be an American. He is interviewed by California Representative Jimmy Panetta.
11:00 PM ESTApprox. 1 hr.Steven Ross, Hitler in Los AngelesSteven Ross, history professor at the University of Southern California, recalled when American ... Steven Ross, history professor at the University of Southern California, recalled when American veterans infiltrated Nazi and fascist groups in Los Angeles during the lead-up to World War II.
Sunday, December 10
12:00 AM ESTApprox. 1 hr.Abigail Marsh, The Fear FactorAbigail Marsh described the science behind fear and how people respond to it. Abigail Marsh described the science behind fear and how people respond to it. 1:00 AM ESTApprox. 1 hr.Haroon Ullah, Digital World WarHaroon Ullah, former senior advisor to Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, discussed how religious ... Haroon Ullah, former senior advisor to Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, discussed how religious extremists in the Muslim world use social media to advance their agendas. 2:00 AM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 10 min.Chimamanda Ngozi AdichieNigerian author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie delivered the second annual Eudora Welty Lecture at the ... Nigerian author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie delivered the second annual Eudora Welty Lecture at the Lincoln Theatre in Washington, DC.
3:10 AM ESTApprox. 50 min.Walter Isaacson, Leonardo da VinciBiographer Walter Isaacson examined the life of Leonardo da Vinci. Biographer Walter Isaacson examined the life of Leonardo da Vinci. 4:00 AM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 15 min.Scott Adams, Win BiglyDilbert cartoonist Scott Adams discussed the art of political persuasion. Dilbert cartoonist Scott Adams discussed the art of political persuasion. 5:15 AM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 15 min.Tiya Miles, The Dawn of DetroitUniversity of Michigan professor Tiya Miles examined the role that slavery played in the early ... University of Michigan professor Tiya Miles examined the role that slavery played in the early history of Detroit.
6:30 AM ESTApprox. 15 min.Interview with Jefferson Morley, The GhostJefferson Morley recounted the life of the late CIA official James Angleton. Jefferson Morley recounted the life of the late CIA official James Angleton. 6:45 AM ESTApprox. 1 hr.Greta Van Susteren, Everything You Need to Know about Social MediaFormer Fox News, CNN, and MSNBC News anchor Greta Van Susteren talked about her book on using ... Former Fox News, CNN, and MSNBC News anchor Greta Van Susteren talked about her book on using social media. 7:45 AM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 45 min.Richard Aldous, SchlesingerRichard Aldous, history professor at Bard College, recounted the life of Arthur Schlesinger ... Richard Aldous, history professor at Bard College, recounted the life of Arthur Schlesinger (1917-2007), historian and special assistant to President John F. Kennedy. Mr. Aldous was joined in conversation by author and former director of the Richard Nixon Presidential Library Timothy Naftali.
9:30 AM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 2 min.Lydia Kang, QuackeryDr. Lydia Kang described ineffective medical treatments and cures throughout history. Dr. Lydia Kang described ineffective medical treatments and cures throughout history. 10:32 AM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 28 min.Lindsey Fitzharris, The Butchering ArtLindsey Fitzharris looked at surgery in the 19th century and the medical advances of British ... Lindsey Fitzharris looked at surgery in the 19th century and the medical advances of British doctor Joseph Lister, who asserted that germs were connected to infection and could be countered by antiseptics. 12:00 PM ESTApprox. 1 hr.After Words Jennet Conant, Man of the HourJennet Conant recounts the career of her grandfather, James Conant, administrative director of the ... Jennet Conant recounts the career of her grandfather, James Conant, administrative director of the Manhattan Project and president of Harvard University. She's interviewed by Bruce Darling, Executive Officer of the National Academy of Sciences and the National Research Council.
1:00 PM ESTApprox. 45 min.Flo Groberg, 8 Seconds of CourageRetired U.S. Army Captain Flo Groberg talked about the event that led to his becoming the first ... Retired U.S. Army Captain Flo Groberg talked about the event that led to his becoming the first immigrant since the Vietnam War to be awarded the Medal of Honor. 1:45 PM ESTApprox. 45 min.Jerry Yellin, The Last Fighter PilotWorld War II veteran Jerry Yellin recalled his bombing missions over Japan from April to August of ... World War II veteran Jerry Yellin recalled his bombing missions over Japan from April to August of 1945. 2:30 PM ESTApprox. 45 min.Liza Mundy & Meredith HindleyLiza Mundy, author of "Code Girls," and Meredith Hindley, author of "Destination Casablanca," ... Liza Mundy, author of "Code Girls," and Meredith Hindley, author of "Destination Casablanca," talked about the hidden histories of World War Two.
3:15 PM ESTApprox. 1 hr.Steven Ross, Hitler in Los AngelesSteven Ross, history professor at the University of Southern California, recalled when American ... Steven Ross, history professor at the University of Southern California, recalled when American veterans infiltrated Nazi and fascist groups in Los Angeles during the lead-up to World War II. 4:15 PM ESTApprox. 15 min.Interview with Edwidge Danticat, The Art of DeathEdwidge Danticat looked at how writers approach the subject of death. Edwidge Danticat looked at how writers approach the subject of death. 4:30 PM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 16 min.Julie Lythcott-Haims, Real AmericanJulie Lythcott-Haims spoke about her experiences growing up biracial in America. Julie Lythcott-Haims spoke about her experiences growing up biracial in America.
5:46 PM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 14 min.Matt Taibbi, I Can't BreatheRolling Stone's Matt Taibbi recounted the events leading up to the death of Eric Garner and ... Rolling Stone's Matt Taibbi recounted the events leading up to the death of Eric Garner and examined issues surrounding policing and mass incarceration. He's in conversation with journalist and author Toure'. 7:00 PM ESTApprox. 1 hr.Haroon Ullah, Digital World WarHaroon Ullah, former senior advisor to Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, discussed how religious ... Haroon Ullah, former senior advisor to Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, discussed how religious extremists in the Muslim world use social media to advance their agendas. 8:00 PM ESTApprox. 1 hr.Greta Van Susteren, Everything You Need to Know about Social MediaFormer Fox News, CNN, and MSNBC News anchor Greta Van Susteren talked about her book on using ... Former Fox News, CNN, and MSNBC News anchor Greta Van Susteren talked about her book on using social media.
9:00 PM ESTApprox. 1 hr.After Words Khizr Khan, An American FamilyGoldstar father Khzir Khan recalled his immigration to America and offers his thoughts on what it ... Goldstar father Khzir Khan recalled his immigration to America and offers his thoughts on what it means to be an American. He is interviewed by California Representative Jimmy Panetta. 10:00 PM ESTApprox. 1 hr.Helen Thorpe, The NewcomersJournalist Helen Thorpe reported on the assimilation of 22 immigrant teenagers over the course of ... Journalist Helen Thorpe reported on the assimilation of 22 immigrant teenagers over the course of the 2015 school year in Denver, Colorado. 11:00 PM ESTApprox. 1 hr.Russell Shorto, Revolution SongRussell Shorto looked at America's founding through the lives of six people, including a cobbler ... Russell Shorto looked at America's founding through the lives of six people, including a cobbler cum politician; a freed slave; the daughter of a British officer turned American revolutionary; and George Washington.
Monday, December 11
12:00 AM ESTApprox. 1 hr.After Words Khizr Khan, An American FamilyGoldstar father Khzir Khan recalled his immigration to America and offers his thoughts on what it ... Goldstar father Khzir Khan recalled his immigration to America and offers his thoughts on what it means to be an American. He is interviewed by California Representative Jimmy Panetta. 1:00 AM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 11 min.David Horowitz, The Black Book of the American LeftDavid Horowitz examined the left's impact on America's universities and colleges. David Horowitz examined the left's impact on America's universities and colleges. 2:11 AM ESTApprox. 49 min.Paula Lavigne & Mark SchlabachPaula Lavigne and Mark Schlabach, co-authors of "Violated," talked about sexual assault by ... Paula Lavigne and Mark Schlabach, co-authors of "Violated," talked about sexual assault by football players at Baylor University.
3:00 AM ESTApprox. 1 hr.After Words Khizr Khan, An American FamilyGoldstar father Khzir Khan recalled his immigration to America and offers his thoughts on what it ... Goldstar father Khzir Khan recalled his immigration to America and offers his thoughts on what it means to be an American. He is interviewed by California Representative Jimmy Panetta. 4:00 AM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 9 min.Yasutsune Hirashiki, On the Frontlines of the Television WarCameraman Yasutsune Hirashiki talked about his work covering the Vietnam War for ABC News. Cameraman Yasutsune Hirashiki talked about his work covering the Vietnam War for ABC News. 5:09 AM ESTApprox. 50 min.Kimberly Mehlman-Orozco, Hidden in Plain SightGeorge Mason University Professor Kimberly Mehlman-Orozco examined human trafficking in the U.S. George Mason University Professor Kimberly Mehlman-Orozco examined human trafficking in the U.S.
5:59 AM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 12 min.Kenneth Whyte, HooverKenneth Whyte recalled the personal and political life of President Herbert Hoover. He was joined ... Kenneth Whyte recalled the personal and political life of President Herbert Hoover. He was joined in conversation by author and presidential scholar Amity Shlaes. 7:11 AM ESTApprox. 49 min.Meryl Gordon, Bunny MellonMeryl Gordon, director of magazine writing at NYU's Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute, ... Meryl Gordon, director of magazine writing at NYU's Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute, recalled the life of Bunny Mellon, designer of the White House rose garden. The author reported that the socialite, a close friend of Jacqueline Kennedy, remained active in politics throughout her later years as she donated millions of dollars to presidential candidate John Edwards.