Book TV Schedule

Week of January 14 through January 21

All times and durations are subject to change

Saturday, January 20
8:01 AM ESTApprox. 59 min.Gordon Wood, Friends DividedPulitzer Prize-winning historian Gordon Wood recounted the tumultuous friendship between John ... Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Gordon Wood recounted the tumultuous friendship between John Adams and Thomas Jefferson. 9:00 AM 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 AM 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.
11:30 AM ESTApprox. 29 min.Steve Villano, TightropeSteve Villano recalls working for New York Governor Mario Cuomo, while his brother, Michael ... Steve Villano recalls working for New York Governor Mario Cuomo, while his brother, Michael Villano, was associated with John Gotti, head of the Gambino Crime Family. 7:40 PM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 20 min.Donna Brazile, HacksFormer Democratic National Committee chair, Donna Brazile, offered her thoughts on the state of ... Former Democratic National Committee chair, Donna Brazile, offered her thoughts on the state of the Democratic Party in the wake of Russia's hacking of the DNC. 9:00 PM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 2 min.Roger Kimball, Vox PopuliNew Criterion publisher and editor Roger Kimball examined the pros and cons of populism today. New Criterion publisher and editor Roger Kimball examined the pros and cons of populism today.
10:02 PM ESTApprox. 58 min.After Words Linda Sarsour, Together We RiseWomen's March on Washington co-chair Linda Sarsour reflected on the 2017 March and what's ahead ... Women's March on Washington co-chair Linda Sarsour reflected on the 2017 March and what's ahead for the movement. She was interviewed by Heather McGhee, president of Demos and Demos Action. 11:00 PM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 15 min.Michael Wolff, Fire and FuryJournalist Michael Wolff reported on the inner workings of the Trump administration. Journalist Michael Wolff reported on the inner workings of the Trump administration.
Sunday, January 21
12:15 AM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 5 min.Max Boot, The Road Not TakenMilitary historian Max Boot examined the impact that CIA officer Edward Lansdale had on American ... Military historian Max Boot examined the impact that CIA officer Edward Lansdale had on American foreign policy and counterinsurgency tactics during the Vietnam War and in later military efforts. Mr. Boot was joined in conversation by Gen. David Petraeus (Ret.). 1:20 AM ESTApprox. 59 min.Gerard Magliocca, The Heart of the ConstitutionIndiana University Law School professor Gerard Magliocca provided a history of the Bill of Rights. Indiana University Law School professor Gerard Magliocca provided a history of the Bill of Rights. 2:19 AM ESTApprox. 2 hr. 11 min.April Ryan, Authors on Race in AmericaApril Ryan, author and Washington Bureau Chief for American Urban Radio Networks, moderated a ... April Ryan, author and Washington Bureau Chief for American Urban Radio Networks, moderated a panel discussion on race in America.
4:30 AM 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. 5:35 AM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 26 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. 7:01 AM ESTApprox. 39 min.Scott Greenberger, The Unexpected PresidentScott Greenberger looked at the tenure of America's 21st President Chester Arthur (1881-1885). Scott Greenberger looked at the tenure of America's 21st President Chester Arthur (1881-1885).
7:40 AM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 6 min.Rachel Botsman, Who Can You Trust?Rachel Botsman discussed the impact technology has had on trust. Rachel Botsman discussed the impact technology has had on trust. 8:46 AM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 44 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. 10:30 AM ESTApprox. 29 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.
10:59 AM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 5 min.Book TV visits Newport, RIBookTV visited Newport, Rhode Island to feature its literary community. BookTV visited Newport, Rhode Island to feature its literary community. 12:04 PM ESTApprox. 55 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). 9:25 PM ESTApprox. 35 min.After Words Linda Sarsour, Together We RiseWomen's March on Washington co-chair Linda Sarsour reflected on the 2017 March and what's ahead ... Women's March on Washington co-chair Linda Sarsour reflected on the 2017 March and what's ahead for the movement. She was interviewed by Heather McGhee, president of Demos and Demos Action.
10:00 PM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 2 min.Lance Izumi, The Corrupt ClassroomPacific Research Institute fellow Lance Izumi argued that parents should have the right to opt out ... Pacific Research Institute fellow Lance Izumi argued that parents should have the right to opt out of the public school system. 11:02 PM ESTApprox. 59 min.Gerard Magliocca, The Heart of the ConstitutionIndiana University Law School professor Gerard Magliocca provided a history of the Bill of Rights. Indiana University Law School professor Gerard Magliocca provided a history of the Bill of Rights.
Monday, January 22
12:01 AM ESTApprox. 59 min.After Words Linda Sarsour, Together We RiseWomen's March on Washington co-chair Linda Sarsour reflected on the 2017 March and what's ahead ... Women's March on Washington co-chair Linda Sarsour reflected on the 2017 March and what's ahead for the movement. She was interviewed by Heather McGhee, president of Demos and Demos Action. 1:00 AM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 13 min.David Woolner, The Last 100 DaysDavid Woolner of the Roosevelt Institute reported on the last 100 days of Franklin D. Roosevelt's ... David Woolner of the Roosevelt Institute reported on the last 100 days of Franklin D. Roosevelt's life and presidency. 2:13 AM ESTApprox. 54 min.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.
3:07 AM ESTApprox. 58 min.After Words Linda Sarsour, Together We RiseWomen's March on Washington co-chair Linda Sarsour reflected on the 2017 March and what's ahead ... Women's March on Washington co-chair Linda Sarsour reflected on the 2017 March and what's ahead for the movement. She was interviewed by Heather McGhee, president of Demos and Demos Action. 4:05 AM ESTApprox. 45 min.Campaign 2018 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. 4:50 AM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 10 min.Mark Updegrove, The Last RepublicansMark Updegrove, former director of the LBJ Presidential Library, looks at the relationship between ... Mark Updegrove, former director of the LBJ Presidential Library, looks at the relationship between former Presidents George H.W. Bush and George W. Bush.
6:00 AM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 10 min.Josh Dean, The Taking of K-129Josh Dean, correspondent for Outside magazine, recalled the CIA's Project Azorian, an ... Josh Dean, correspondent for Outside magazine, recalled the CIA's Project Azorian, an approximately $800 million covert operation to recover a sunken Soviet submarine. The Russian sub, which disappeared on February 25, 1968, was discovered three miles under the sea by the US Navy, who deemed its recovery impossible. The CIA's Directorate of Science and Technology took over the operation and deliberately lied that ship created to recover the sub was owned by Howard Hughes to mine minerals from the ocean floor. 7:10 AM ESTApprox. 49 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.