Book TV Schedule

Week of March 14 through March 21

All times and durations are subject to change

Saturday, March 17
8:01 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 14 min.Danielle Thomsen, Opting Out of CongressSyracuse University professor Danielle Thomsen discussed why moderates might be less likely to run ... Syracuse University professor Danielle Thomsen discussed why moderates might be less likely to run for Congress. 9:15 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 15 min.Steven Pinker, Enlightenment NowExperimental cognitive scientist and bestselling author Steven Pinker explored the thought ... Experimental cognitive scientist and bestselling author Steven Pinker explored the thought processes behind extremism and authoritarianism. 10:30 AM EDTApprox. 51 min.Morgan Jerkins, This Will Be My UndoingCatapult contributing editor Morgan Jerkins shared her thoughts on race and gender. She is in ... Catapult contributing editor Morgan Jerkins shared her thoughts on race and gender. She is in conversation with Chicago Tribune columnist Britt Julious.
11:21 AM EDTApprox. 39 min.Chris Finan, DrunksChris Finan provided a history of alcoholism in America; from the 17th century belief that it was ... Chris Finan provided a history of alcoholism in America; from the 17th century belief that it was a sign of moral weakness to the creation of reform groups in the 19th century and today's long-term recovery organizations, such as Alcoholics Anonymous. 12:00 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 30 min.Book TV visits Winston-Salem, NCBookTV visited Winston-Salem to feature its literary community. BookTV visited Winston-Salem to feature its literary community. 1:30 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr.An Unfettered MindKitty Ferguson talked about physicist Stephen Hawking's life and work and the process of writing ... Kitty Ferguson talked about physicist Stephen Hawking's life and work and the process of writing his biography. She responded to questions from members of the audience at Princeton University's Lewis Science Library.
2:30 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 1 min.Discussion on the Republican PartyA discussion on the Republican Party from the 10th annual Tucson Festival of Books that featured ... A discussion on the Republican Party from the 10th annual Tucson Festival of Books that featured Craig Shirley, "Citizen Newt: The Making of a Reagan Conservative;" Katherine Cramer Walsh, "The Politics of Resentment: Rural Consciousness in Wisconsin and the Rise of Scott Walker;" and Charles Sykes, "How the Right Lost Its Mind." 3:31 PM EDTApprox. 29 min.Call-in with Craig Shirley, Citizen NewtCraig Shirley took viewer phone calls and tweets on the Republican Party at the 10th annual Tucson ... Craig Shirley took viewer phone calls and tweets on the Republican Party at the 10th annual Tucson Festival of Books. 4:00 PM EDTApprox. 45 min.Harlow Giles Unger, First Founding FatherHistorian Harlow Giles Unger recounted the efforts of Richard Henry Lee in the Revolutionary War; ... Historian Harlow Giles Unger recounted the efforts of Richard Henry Lee in the Revolutionary War; from his call for independence from Britain in the Second Continental Congress to his exploits on the battlefield.
4:45 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr.Deanne Stillman, Blood BrothersDeanne Stillman retraced the relationship between Buffalo Bill and Sitting Bull. Deanne Stillman retraced the relationship between Buffalo Bill and Sitting Bull. 5:45 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 15 min.Joshua Freeman, BehemothJoshua Freeman, history professor at Queens College, examined how the onset of factory production ... Joshua Freeman, history professor at Queens College, examined how the onset of factory production impacted the world's social, economic, and political norms. 7:00 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 2 min.John Lawrence, The Class of '74John Lawrence, former chief of staff to Rep. Nancy Pelosi, recalled the 1974 congressional ... John Lawrence, former chief of staff to Rep. Nancy Pelosi, recalled the 1974 congressional elections, which followed the Watergate scandal, and ushered in many new office holders, dubbed the "Watergate Babies."
8:02 PM EDTApprox. 59 min.Sheila Nevins, You Don't Look Your Age...and Other Fairy TalesFormer HBO Documentary Films president Sheila Nevins shared her thoughts on working as an ... Former HBO Documentary Films president Sheila Nevins shared her thoughts on working as an executive in the entertainment industry. 9:01 PM EDTApprox. 59 min.Brad Meltzer, The Escape ArtistBrad Meltzer provided a fictional account of an employee at Dover Air Force Base, the military ... Brad Meltzer provided a fictional account of an employee at Dover Air Force Base, the military site where the remains of military personnel that have been killed abroad first arrive when brought back to the United States. 10:00 PM EDTApprox. 59 min.After Words Bryan Caplan, The Case Against EducationEconomics professor Bryan Caplan argued that the main function of higher education has become more ... Economics professor Bryan Caplan argued that the main function of higher education has become more about educational credentials and less about ensuring that students are prepared with skills for the job market. He is interviewed by the Chronicle of Higher Education senior writer Scott Carlson.
10:59 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 4 min.Robert Reich, The Common GoodFormer Clinton administration Labor Secretary Robert Reich talked about the economic and social ... Former Clinton administration Labor Secretary Robert Reich talked about the economic and social cycles societies experience and their effect on the common good.
Sunday, March 18
12:03 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr.Melissa Schilling, QuirkyMelissa Schilling highlighted the lives of several innovators including Albert Einstein, Elon ... Melissa Schilling highlighted the lives of several innovators including Albert Einstein, Elon Musk, Benjamin Franklin, Nikola Tesla, Marie Curie, and others to better understand the traits and experiences that led to their innovations and success. 1:03 AM EDTApprox. 57 min.Bryan Garner, Nino and MeLegal scholar and editor in chief of "Black's Law Dictionary," Bryan Garner, recalled his ... Legal scholar and editor in chief of "Black's Law Dictionary," Bryan Garner, recalled his relationship with the late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia. 2:00 AM EDTApprox. 52 min.David Enrich, The Spider NetworkNew York Times finance editor David Enrich reported on a financial scam by a group of bankers, ... New York Times finance editor David Enrich reported on a financial scam by a group of bankers, brokers, and traders that impacted millions of people with mortgages, student loans, auto loans, and credit cards.
2:52 AM EDTApprox. 10 min.Maya Angelou CollectionHoused in the Wake Forest Library is the Maya Angelou Film & Theater Collection. Librarian Megan ... Housed in the Wake Forest Library is the Maya Angelou Film & Theater Collection. Librarian Megan Mulder featured items that chronicle Angelou's career on stage and behind the camera. 3:02 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 28 min.Jeanne Theoharis, A More Beautiful and Terrible HistoryJeanne Theoharis, political science professor at Brooklyn College (CUNY), argued that the history ... Jeanne Theoharis, political science professor at Brooklyn College (CUNY), argued that the history of the civil rights movement has been sanitized. 4:30 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 10 min.Ryan Anderson, When Harry Became SallyHeritage Foundation's Ryan Anderson explored the transgender movement and public policy on gender ... Heritage Foundation's Ryan Anderson explored the transgender movement and public policy on gender identity.
5:40 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 6 min.Emily Chang, BrotopiaEmily Chang described the culture in Silicon Valley for women. Emily Chang described the culture in Silicon Valley for women. 6:46 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 5 min.Jorge Ramos, StrangerJournalist Jorge Ramos examined what it means to be a Latino immigrant in America today. Journalist Jorge Ramos examined what it means to be a Latino immigrant in America today. 7:51 AM EDTApprox. 10 min.Jack Monell Delinquency, Pop Culture and Generation WhyIn his book "Delinquency, Pop Culture, and Generation Why," Jack Monell examined how society ... In his book "Delinquency, Pop Culture, and Generation Why," Jack Monell examined how society correlates images in pop culture with increases in juvenile delinquency and questioned whether there is any direct relation.
8:01 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr.Discussion on Women During WartimeA discussion on women during wartime from the 10th annual Tucson Festival of Books that featured ... A discussion on women during wartime from the 10th annual Tucson Festival of Books that featured Liza Mundy, "Code Girls: The Untold Story of the American Women Code Breaks of World War II;" Kate Moore, "The Radium Girls: The Dark Story of America's Shining Women;" and Elizabeth Cobbs, "The Hello Girls: America's First Women Soldiers." 9:01 AM EDTApprox. 28 min.Call-in with Liza Mundy, Code GirlsLiza Mundy took viewer phone calls and tweets on women code breakers during World War II at the ... Liza Mundy took viewer phone calls and tweets on women code breakers during World War II at the 10th annual Tucson Festival of Books. 9:29 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr.Vegas Tenold, Everything You Love Will BurnInvestigative journalist Vegas Tenold reported on white nationalism in America. Investigative journalist Vegas Tenold reported on white nationalism in America.
10:29 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 31 min.Book TV visits Winston-Salem, NCBookTV visited Winston-Salem to feature its literary community. BookTV visited Winston-Salem to feature its literary community. 12:00 PM EDTApprox. 59 min.Sheila Nevins, You Don't Look Your Age...and Other Fairy TalesFormer HBO Documentary Films president Sheila Nevins shared her thoughts on working as an ... Former HBO Documentary Films president Sheila Nevins shared her thoughts on working as an executive in the entertainment industry. 12:59 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 32 min.LIVE Literature and the BibleBookTV visits the Museum of the Bible and explores the Bible's influence on literature and its ... BookTV visits the Museum of the Bible and explores the Bible's influence on literature and its impact on issues from government and legal systems to education, human rights, and more.
2:31 PM EDTApprox. 47 min.Mark Powell, Small TreasonsMark Powell discussed his book, "Small Treasons," at the Rose Glen Literary Festival in ... Mark Powell discussed his book, "Small Treasons," at the Rose Glen Literary Festival in Sevierville, Tennessee. 3:18 PM EDTApprox. 39 min.Kathryn Smith, The GatekeeperKathryn Smith discussed her book, "The Gatekeeper: Missy LeHand, FDR, and the Untold Story of the ... Kathryn Smith discussed her book, "The Gatekeeper: Missy LeHand, FDR, and the Untold Story of the Partnership That Defined a Presidency," at the Rose Glen Literary Festival in Sevierville, Tennessee. 3:57 PM EDTApprox. 48 min.Jennifer McGaha, Flat Broke with Two GoatsJennifer McGaha discussed her book, "Flat Broke with Two Goats: A Memoir," at the Rose Glen ... Jennifer McGaha discussed her book, "Flat Broke with Two Goats: A Memoir," at the Rose Glen Literary Festival in Sevierville, Tennessee.
4:45 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 14 min.Mark Hasara, Tanker PilotMark Hasara talked about his experiences as the pilot of a refueling plane during the wars in ... Mark Hasara talked about his experiences as the pilot of a refueling plane during the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. 5:59 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 1 min.Melissa Schilling, QuirkyMelissa Schilling highlighted the lives of several innovators including Albert Einstein, Elon ... Melissa Schilling highlighted the lives of several innovators including Albert Einstein, Elon Musk, Benjamin Franklin, Nikola Tesla, Marie Curie, and others to better understand the traits and experiences that led to their innovations and success. 7:00 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 4 min.Robert Reich, The Common GoodFormer Clinton administration Labor Secretary Robert Reich talked about the economic and social ... Former Clinton administration Labor Secretary Robert Reich talked about the economic and social cycles societies experience and their effect on the common good.
8:04 PM EDTApprox. 56 min.Gregg Easterbrook, It's Better Than It LooksGregg Easterbrook introduced policy reforms to address economic inequality, climate change, and ... Gregg Easterbrook introduced policy reforms to address economic inequality, climate change, and more. He emphasised shifting from a fear-based approach to one that restores hope. 9:00 PM EDTApprox. 59 min.After Words Bryan Caplan, The Case Against EducationEconomics professor Bryan Caplan argued that the main function of higher education has become more ... Economics professor Bryan Caplan argued that the main function of higher education has become more about educational credentials and less about ensuring that students are prepared with skills for the job market. He is interviewed by the Chronicle of Higher Education senior writer Scott Carlson. 9:59 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 10 min.Joseph Rodota, The WatergateJoseph Rodota provided a history of the Watergate complex, including the notorious scandal ... Joseph Rodota provided a history of the Watergate complex, including the notorious scandal connected to its name, and shared stories of many of its notable residents.
11:09 PM EDTApprox. 52 min.Scott Horton, Fool's ErrandScott Horton, managing director of the Libertarian Institute and host of Antiwar Radio, argued ... Scott Horton, managing director of the Libertarian Institute and host of Antiwar Radio, argued that it is time to end the war in Afghanistan.
Monday, March 19
12:01 AM EDTApprox. 59 min.After Words Bryan Caplan, The Case Against EducationEconomics professor Bryan Caplan argued that the main function of higher education has become more ... Economics professor Bryan Caplan argued that the main function of higher education has become more about educational credentials and less about ensuring that students are prepared with skills for the job market. He is interviewed by the Chronicle of Higher Education senior writer Scott Carlson. 1:00 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 31 min.Literature and the BibleBookTV visited the Museum of the Bible and explored the Bible's influence on literature and its ... BookTV visited the Museum of the Bible and explored the Bible's influence on literature and its impact on issues from government and legal systems to education, human rights, and more. 2:31 AM EDTApprox. 29 min.Dolly Parton's Imagination Library's 100 Millionth Book DonationSinger-songwriter Dolly Parton talked about her Imagination Library book gifting program and read ... Singer-songwriter Dolly Parton talked about her Imagination Library book gifting program and read from her book, "Coat of Many Colors," which she donated to the Library of Congress.
3:00 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr.After Words Bryan Caplan, The Case Against EducationEconomics professor Bryan Caplan argued that the main function of higher education has become more ... Economics professor Bryan Caplan argued that the main function of higher education has become more about educational credentials and less about ensuring that students are prepared with skills for the job market. He is interviewed by the Chronicle of Higher Education senior writer Scott Carlson. 4:00 AM EDTApprox. 47 min.Mark Powell, Small TreasonsMark Powell discussed his book, "Small Treasons," at the Rose Glen Literary Festival in ... Mark Powell discussed his book, "Small Treasons," at the Rose Glen Literary Festival in Sevierville, Tennessee. 4:47 AM EDTApprox. 39 min.Kathryn Smith, The GatekeeperKathryn Smith discussed her book, "The Gatekeeper: Missy LeHand, FDR, and the Untold Story of the ... Kathryn Smith discussed her book, "The Gatekeeper: Missy LeHand, FDR, and the Untold Story of the Partnership That Defined a Presidency," at the Rose Glen Literary Festival in Sevierville, Tennessee.
5:26 AM EDTApprox. 49 min.Jennifer McGaha, Flat Broke with Two GoatsJennifer McGaha discussed her book, "Flat Broke with Two Goats: A Memoir," at the Rose Glen ... Jennifer McGaha discussed her book, "Flat Broke with Two Goats: A Memoir," at the Rose Glen Literary Festival in Sevierville, Tennessee. 6:15 AM EDTApprox. 45 min.Harlow Giles Unger, First Founding FatherHistorian Harlow Giles Unger recounted the efforts of Richard Henry Lee in the Revolutionary War; ... Historian Harlow Giles Unger recounted the efforts of Richard Henry Lee in the Revolutionary War; from his call for independence from Britain in the Second Continental Congress to his exploits on the battlefield. 7:00 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr.Morgan Jerkins, This Will Be My UndoingCatapult contributing editor Morgan Jerkins shared her thoughts on race and gender. She is in ... Catapult contributing editor Morgan Jerkins shared her thoughts on race and gender. She is in conversation with Chicago Tribune columnist Britt Julious.