Book TV Schedule

Week of January 13 through January 20

All times and durations are subject to change

Saturday, January 13
8:01 AM 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. 9:01 AM ESTApprox. 2 hr. 59 min.In Depth David IgnatiusWe launched our 2018 Fiction Edition of In Depth with bestselling thriller author and Pulitzer ... We launched our 2018 Fiction Edition of In Depth with bestselling thriller author and Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist, David Ignatius. His novels, based on real-life events, include "Body of Lies" and "The Quantum Spy." 12:00 PM ESTApprox. 45 min.Authors Discuss President TrumpJournalist Stephen Strang explored the role of religion in the Trump election and presidency, and ... Journalist Stephen Strang explored the role of religion in the Trump election and presidency, and former Trump campaign managers Corey Lewandowski and David Bossie discuss the 2016 election.
12:45 PM 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. 2:30 PM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 10 min.Leslie Berlin, TroublemakersSilicon Valley historian Leslie Berlin describes the growth of the major technology industries, ... Silicon Valley historian Leslie Berlin describes the growth of the major technology industries, including personal computing, video games, and biotechnology. 3:40 PM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 5 min.Francine Klagsbrun, LionessFrancine Klagsbrun, columnist for Jewish Week, recalled the life of Golda Meir, Israel's fourth ... Francine Klagsbrun, columnist for Jewish Week, recalled the life of Golda Meir, Israel's fourth prime minister.
4:45 PM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 45 min.Neil, Alan and Joel Gershenfeld, Designing RealityNeil Gershenfeld, Alan Gershenfeld, and Joel Cutcher-Gershenfeld discussed what they call the ... Neil Gershenfeld, Alan Gershenfeld, and Joel Cutcher-Gershenfeld discussed what they call the "third digital revolution," an increase of digital fabrication. 6:30 PM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 14 min.Jake Bernstein, Secrecy WorldJake Bernstein, senior journalist with the investigative team that broke the Panama Papers story, ... Jake Bernstein, senior journalist with the investigative team that broke the Panama Papers story, talked about what was revealed in the leaked documents. 7:44 PM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 16 min.Charles Dorn, For the Common GoodBowdoin College Academic Affairs Dean Charles Dorn examined the value and impact of higher ... Bowdoin College Academic Affairs Dean Charles Dorn examined the value and impact of higher education.
9:00 PM ESTApprox. 1 hr.Vanessa Neumann, Blood ProfitsAuthor Vanessa Neumann discussed how money from illegally purchased goods is filtered to terrorist ... Author Vanessa Neumann discussed how money from illegally purchased goods is filtered to terrorist groups and organized crime. 10:00 PM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 1 min.After Words Peter Edelman, Not a Crime to Be PoorFormer Clinton administration official and Georgetown Law Professor Peter Edelman argued that ... Former Clinton administration official and Georgetown Law Professor Peter Edelman argued that courts are exploiting the poor by charging excessive fines and fees for minor crimes. He is interviewed by Rep. Hank Johnson (D-GA). 11:01 PM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 9 min.Lee Edwards, Just RightLee Edwards, historian of American conservatism, recalled his life, career, and key moments in the ... Lee Edwards, historian of American conservatism, recalled his life, career, and key moments in the conservative movement.
Sunday, January 14
12:10 AM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 5 min.David Miliband, RescueDavid Miliband, head of the International Rescue Committee, offered his thoughts on the global ... David Miliband, head of the International Rescue Committee, offered his thoughts on the global refugee crisis and what can be done about it. 1:15 AM ESTApprox. 45 min.Ed Asner, The Grouchy HistorianEmmy winning actor Ed Asner shared his thoughts on the Constitution and today's social and ... Emmy winning actor Ed Asner shared his thoughts on the Constitution and today's social and political issues. 2:00 AM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 30 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.
3:30 AM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 1 min.Brian Kilmeade, Andrew Jackson and the Miracle of New OrleansFox News host Brian Kilmeade provided a history of the War of 1812's Battle of New Orleans. Fox News host Brian Kilmeade provided a history of the War of 1812's Battle of New Orleans. 4:31 AM ESTApprox. 59 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. 5:30 AM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 30 min.Amir Husain, The Sentient MachineSparkCognition founder and CEO Amir Husain reported on the many uses of artificial intelligence. SparkCognition founder and CEO Amir Husain reported on the many uses of artificial intelligence.
7:00 AM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 10 min.Brian Dear, The Friendly Orange GlowBrian Dear detailed the history of some early computer programs and its impact on modern ... Brian Dear detailed the history of some early computer programs and its impact on modern technology. 8:10 AM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 20 min.Beverly Daniel Tatum, Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria?Spelman College president emerita Beverly Tatum discusses race relations in America. Spelman College president emerita Beverly Tatum discusses race relations in America. 9:30 AM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 15 min.Harlan Ullman, Anatomy of FailureHarlan Ullman discussed why the U.S. has lost, or failed to accomplish its stated mission, in ... Harlan Ullman discussed why the U.S. has lost, or failed to accomplish its stated mission, in every war it has started since the end of WWII.
10:45 AM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 17 min.Daniel Ellsberg, The Doomsday MachineDaniel Ellsberg talked about his experiences as a nuclear war planner in the early 1960s. Daniel Ellsberg talked about his experiences as a nuclear war planner in the early 1960s. 12:02 PM ESTApprox. 58 min.After Words Jon Newman, BenchedJudge Jon Newman detailed his career in the judicial system, serving first as a prosecutor and now ... Judge Jon Newman detailed his career in the judicial system, serving first as a prosecutor and now as a federal appellate judge for 38 years on the US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. He's interviewed by Connecticut Senator Richard Blumenthal. 1:00 PM ESTApprox. 1 hr.Vanessa Neumann, Blood ProfitsAuthor Vanessa Neumann discussed how money from illegally purchased goods is filtered to terrorist ... Author Vanessa Neumann discussed how money from illegally purchased goods is filtered to terrorist groups and organized crime.
2:00 PM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 10 min.David Miliband, RescueDavid Miliband, head of the International Rescue Committee, offered his thoughts on the global ... David Miliband, head of the International Rescue Committee, offered his thoughts on the global refugee crisis and what can be done about it. 3:10 PM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 5 min.Lee Edwards, Just RightLee Edwards, historian of American conservatism, recalled his life, career, and key moments in the ... Lee Edwards, historian of American conservatism, recalled his life, career, and key moments in the conservative movement. 4:15 PM ESTApprox. 46 min.Ed Asner, The Grouchy HistorianEmmy winning actor Ed Asner shared his thoughts on the Constitution and today's social and ... Emmy winning actor Ed Asner shared his thoughts on the Constitution and today's social and political issues.
5:01 PM ESTApprox. 59 min.Paola Gianturco & Alex Sangster, Wonder GirlsPhotographers Paola Gianturco and Alex Sangster talked about young women around the world who are ... Photographers Paola Gianturco and Alex Sangster talked about young women around the world who are fighting for social and economic rights. 6:00 PM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 30 min.John Hope Bryant, The MemoJohn Hope Bryant, founder & CEO of Operation HOPE, argued that the poor should turn to economic ... John Hope Bryant, founder & CEO of Operation HOPE, argued that the poor should turn to economic independence to protect themselves from social and economic injustices. 7:30 PM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 30 min.Paul Halpern, The Quantum LabyrinthPhysicist Paul Halpern explores the relationship between Richard Feynman and John Wheeler, ... Physicist Paul Halpern explores the relationship between Richard Feynman and John Wheeler, physicists who explored theories of quantum reality and time.
9:00 PM ESTApprox. 1 hr.After Words Peter Edelman, Not a Crime to Be PoorFormer Clinton administration official and Georgetown Law Professor Peter Edelman argued that ... Former Clinton administration official and Georgetown Law Professor Peter Edelman argued that courts are exploiting the poor by charging excessive fines and fees for minor crimes. He is interviewed by Rep. Hank Johnson (D-GA). 10:00 PM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 40 min.Neil, Alan and Joel Gershenfeld, Designing RealityNeil Gershenfeld, Alan Gershenfeld, and Joel Cutcher-Gershenfeld discussed what they call the ... Neil Gershenfeld, Alan Gershenfeld, and Joel Cutcher-Gershenfeld discussed what they call the "third digital revolution," an increase of digital fabrication. 11:40 PM ESTApprox. 22 min.Rebecca Costa, On the VergeRebecca Costa talked about using technology and science to predict future events and outcomes with ... Rebecca Costa talked about using technology and science to predict future events and outcomes with more precision.
Monday, January 15
12:02 AM ESTApprox. 59 min.After Words Peter Edelman, Not a Crime to Be PoorFormer Clinton administration official and Georgetown Law Professor Peter Edelman argued that ... Former Clinton administration official and Georgetown Law Professor Peter Edelman argued that courts are exploiting the poor by charging excessive fines and fees for minor crimes. He is interviewed by Rep. Hank Johnson (D-GA). 1:01 AM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 14 min.Charles Dorn, For the Common GoodBowdoin College Academic Affairs Dean Charles Dorn examined the value and impact of higher ... Bowdoin College Academic Affairs Dean Charles Dorn examined the value and impact of higher education. 2:15 AM ESTApprox. 45 min.Rupert Darwall, Green TyrannyRupert Darwall examined the origins of the climate change movement. Rupert Darwall examined the origins of the climate change movement.
3:00 AM ESTApprox. 1 hr.After Words Peter Edelman, Not a Crime to Be PoorFormer Clinton administration official and Georgetown Law Professor Peter Edelman argued that ... Former Clinton administration official and Georgetown Law Professor Peter Edelman argued that courts are exploiting the poor by charging excessive fines and fees for minor crimes. He is interviewed by Rep. Hank Johnson (D-GA). 4:00 AM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 15 min.Leslie Berlin, TroublemakersSilicon Valley historian Leslie Berlin describes the growth of the major technology industries, ... Silicon Valley historian Leslie Berlin describes the growth of the major technology industries, including personal computing, video games, and biotechnology. 5:15 AM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 30 min.Steven Stoll, Ramp HollowSteven Stoll, history professor at Fordham University, provided a history of the Appalachia ... Steven Stoll, history professor at Fordham University, provided a history of the Appalachia region; from its pioneering roots to the introduction of the coal industry and its current economic issues.
6:45 AM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 15 min.Robert Merry, President McKinleyRobert Merry, former CEO of Congressional Quarterly, recalled the presidency of William McKinley. Robert Merry, former CEO of Congressional Quarterly, recalled the presidency of William McKinley.