Book TV Schedule

Week of February 14 through February 21

All times and durations are subject to change

Saturday, February 17
8:00 AM ESTApprox. 59 min.Robert Harris, MunichNovelist Robert Harris explored the 1938 meeting between British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlin ... Novelist Robert Harris explored the 1938 meeting between British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlin and Adolf Hitler that granted territory in Czechoslovakia and many of its resources to Germany. 8:59 AM ESTApprox. 8 hr.LIVE LIVE from the 2018 Savannah Book FestivalCoverage of author discussions from the 2018 Savannah Book Festival. Coverage of author discussions from the 2018 Savannah Book Festival. 4:59 PM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 46 min.Anne Spencer House & GardenAnne Spencer was a poet during the Harlem Renaissance period. Her granddaughter, Shaun ... Anne Spencer was a poet during the Harlem Renaissance period. Her granddaughter, Shaun Spencer-Hester gave a tour of her grandmother's home and told the story of how Anne Spencer brought the Harlem Renaissance to Lynchburg, Virginia.
6:45 PM ESTApprox. 1 hr.Emily Dufton, Grass RootsCenter for Public Integrity Fellow Emily Dufton examined the history and the fight for and against ... Center for Public Integrity Fellow Emily Dufton examined the history and the fight for and against marijuana in the United States. 7:45 PM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 15 min.Jeff Goodell, The Water Will ComeJeff Goodell reported on the rise of sea levels and changing coast lines. Jeff Goodell reported on the rise of sea levels and changing coast lines. 9:00 PM ESTApprox. 1 hr.Ronen Bergman, Rise and Kill FirstRonen Bergman, senior correspondent for Yedioth Ahronoth, talked about Israel's use of targeted ... Ronen Bergman, senior correspondent for Yedioth Ahronoth, talked about Israel's use of targeted assassinations.
10:00 PM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 1 min.After Words Ira Shapiro, BrokenFormer U.S. trade negotiator and senior Senate staffer Ira Shapiro argued that the U.S. Senate has ... Former U.S. trade negotiator and senior Senate staffer Ira Shapiro argued that the U.S. Senate has lost its political center. He is interviewed by former Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle. 11:01 PM ESTApprox. 59 min.Bill Minutaglio and Steve Davis, The Most Dangerous Man in AmericaBill Minutaglio and Steven Davis recounted the Nixon administration's efforts to apprehend Timothy ... Bill Minutaglio and Steven Davis recounted the Nixon administration's efforts to apprehend Timothy Leary after his escape from prison in 1970.
Sunday, February 18
12:00 AM ESTApprox. 8 hr.LIVE from the 2018 Savannah Book FestivalCoverage of author discussions from the 2018 Savannah Book Festival. Coverage of author discussions from the 2018 Savannah Book Festival. 8:00 AM ESTApprox. 1 hr.Laura Wides-Munoz, The Making of a DreamLaura Wides-Munoz talked about U.S. immigration policy and profiled several DACA recipients. Laura Wides-Munoz talked about U.S. immigration policy and profiled several DACA recipients. 9:00 AM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 14 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.
10:14 AM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 46 min.BookTV visits Lynchburg, VABookTV visited Lynchburg, Virginia to feature its literary community. BookTV visited Lynchburg, Virginia to feature its literary community. 12:00 PM ESTApprox. 1 hr.After Words Patrisse Khan-Cullors, When They Call You a TerroristBlack Lives Matter co-founder Patrisse Khan-Cullors discussed her life, activism, and the ... Black Lives Matter co-founder Patrisse Khan-Cullors discussed her life, activism, and the beginnings of the Black Lives Matter movement. 1:00 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.
2:02 PM ESTApprox. 8 min.DuBois Miller Ten on TinLynchburg native DuBois Miller gave a tour of his childhood neighborhood, Tinbridge Hill, one of ... Lynchburg native DuBois Miller gave a tour of his childhood neighborhood, Tinbridge Hill, one of the economically underdeveloped areas of Lynchburg, Virginia. Mr. Miller is the author of "Ten on Tin: My Mckinley Street Years 1950-1960". 2:10 PM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 20 min.Steven Levitsky and Daniel Ziblatt, How Democracies DieHarvard professors Steve Levitsky and Daniel Ziblatt examined the causes that lead to breakdowns ... Harvard professors Steve Levitsky and Daniel Ziblatt examined the causes that lead to breakdowns in democracies around the world. 3:30 PM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 30 min.Susan Marquis, I Am Not a TractorSusan Marquis, vice president of innovation at the RAND Corporation, looked at efforts by Florida ... Susan Marquis, vice president of innovation at the RAND Corporation, looked at efforts by Florida farmworkers to improve their working conditions.
5:00 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. 6:02 PM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 13 min.William Ayers and Crystal Laura, You Can't Fire the Bad OnesEducators William Ayers and Crystal Laura shared their perspectives on public education. Educators William Ayers and Crystal Laura shared their perspectives on public education. 7:15 PM ESTApprox. 45 min.Author Discussion on U.S. HistoryAuthors and historians Jon Meacham, Margaret MacMillan, and Douglas Brinkley discussed their ... Authors and historians Jon Meacham, Margaret MacMillan, and Douglas Brinkley discussed their favorite historical figures at the 2018 Rancho Mirage Writers Festival in California.
8:00 PM ESTApprox. 1 hr.Bill Minutaglio and Steve Davis, The Most Dangerous Man in AmericaBill Minutaglio and Steven Davis recounted the Nixon administration's efforts to apprehend Timothy ... Bill Minutaglio and Steven Davis recounted the Nixon administration's efforts to apprehend Timothy Leary after his escape from prison in 1970. 9:00 PM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 1 min.After Words Ira Shapiro, BrokenFormer U.S. trade negotiator and senior Senate staffer Ira Shapiro argued that the U.S. Senate has ... Former U.S. trade negotiator and senior Senate staffer Ira Shapiro argued that the U.S. Senate has lost its political center. He is interviewed by former Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle. 10:01 PM ESTApprox. 59 min.William Rempel, The GamblerWilliam Rempel talked about his biography of Armenian-American business tycoon and movie industry ... William Rempel talked about his biography of Armenian-American business tycoon and movie industry mogul, Kirk Kerkorian.
11:00 PM ESTApprox. 1 hr.Emily Dufton, Grass RootsCenter for Public Integrity Fellow Emily Dufton examined the history and the fight for and against ... Center for Public Integrity Fellow Emily Dufton examined the history and the fight for and against marijuana in the United States.
Monday, February 19
12:00 AM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 1 min.After Words Ira Shapiro, BrokenFormer U.S. trade negotiator and senior Senate staffer Ira Shapiro argued that the U.S. Senate has ... Former U.S. trade negotiator and senior Senate staffer Ira Shapiro argued that the U.S. Senate has lost its political center. He is interviewed by former Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle. 1:01 AM ESTApprox. 1 hr.Catherine Kerrison, Jefferson's DaughtersVillanova University history professor, Catherine Kerrison, explored the lives of Thomas ... Villanova University history professor, Catherine Kerrison, explored the lives of Thomas Jefferson's daughters, Martha and Maria Jefferson, as well as Harriet Hemings, born into slavery at Jefferson's Monticello and believed to be the child of Thomas Jefferson and Sally Hemings. 2:01 AM ESTApprox. 59 min.Hendrik Meijer, Arthur VandenbergHendrick Meijer recalled the political career of Michigan Republican Senator Arthur Vandenberg. Hendrick Meijer recalled the political career of Michigan Republican Senator Arthur Vandenberg.
3:00 AM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 1 min.After Words Ira Shapiro, BrokenFormer U.S. trade negotiator and senior Senate staffer Ira Shapiro argued that the U.S. Senate has ... Former U.S. trade negotiator and senior Senate staffer Ira Shapiro argued that the U.S. Senate has lost its political center. He is interviewed by former Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle. 4:01 AM ESTApprox. 59 min.Ronen Bergman, Rise and Kill FirstRonen Bergman, senior correspondent for Yedioth Ahronoth, talked about Israel's use of targeted ... Ronen Bergman, senior correspondent for Yedioth Ahronoth, talked about Israel's use of targeted assassinations. 5:00 AM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 15 min.Peter Ginna, What Editors DoPeter Ginna, former publisher and editorial director at Bloomsbury Press, described the duties of ... Peter Ginna, former publisher and editorial director at Bloomsbury Press, described the duties of a book editor. He was joined in conversation by literary agent Gail Ross and Cal Morgan, executive editor of Riverhead Books.
6:15 AM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 33 min.Michael Nelson, Trump's First YearPolitical science professor Mike Nelson assesses the first year of the Trump presidency. Political science professor Mike Nelson assesses the first year of the Trump presidency. 7:48 AM ESTApprox. 11 min.Kelley Fanto Deetz Bound to the FireFood has always played an important role in American culture. Author Kelley Fanto Deetz talked ... Food has always played an important role in American culture. Author Kelley Fanto Deetz talked about her book "Bound to the Fire: How Virginia's Enslaved Cooks Helped Invent American Cuisine" where she explored the history of southern cuisine and the role enslaved cooks of Virginia played in bringing it about.