Book TV Schedule

Week of April 16 through April 23

All times and durations are subject to change

Saturday, April 21
8:01 AM EDTApprox. 59 min.A Higher Loyalty Roundtable DiscussionRep. Jamie Raskin (D-MD) and former Reagan DOJ official Victoria Toensing discussed the impact of ... Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-MD) and former Reagan DOJ official Victoria Toensing discussed the impact of James Comey's book, "A Higher Loyalty." 9:00 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 15 min.Kory Stamper, Word by WordFormer Merriam Webster lexicographer Kory Stamper provided an inside look into the writing of ... Former Merriam Webster lexicographer Kory Stamper provided an inside look into the writing of dictionaries; from which words are included to how the usage of words changes over time. 10:15 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr.Jason Sokol, The Heavens Might CrackUniversity of New Hampshire history professor Jason Sokol recalled the nation's reaction to the ... University of New Hampshire history professor Jason Sokol recalled the nation's reaction to the death of Martin Luther King, Jr. on April 4, 1968. The author reported that at the time of his death, Dr. King was a divisive figure, both beloved and hated.
11:15 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 44 min.Book TV visits Asheville, NCThe C-SPAN Cities Tour visited Asheville, North Carolina to feature its literary community. The C-SPAN Cities Tour visited Asheville, North Carolina to feature its literary community. 12:59 PM EDTApprox. 7 hr. 32 min.LIVE 2018 Los Angeles Times Festival of BooksCoverage of the 23rd annual Los Angeles Times Festival of Books. Coverage of the 23rd annual Los Angeles Times Festival of Books. 8:31 PM EDTApprox. 29 min.Denise Kiernan The Last CastleIn 1898, George Vanderbilt II brought his new bride Edith Dresser to Biltmore, his 175,000 sq. ft. ... In 1898, George Vanderbilt II brought his new bride Edith Dresser to Biltmore, his 175,000 sq. ft. estate. In her book," The Last Castle," Denise Kiernan recounted their lives there and Edith's role as the mistress of the largest home in the U.S.
9:00 PM EDTApprox. 30 min.Call-in with Jorge Ramos, StrangerJournalist Jorge Ramos took viewer phone calls about immigration at the 23rd annual Los Angeles ... Journalist Jorge Ramos took viewer phone calls about immigration at the 23rd annual Los Angeles Times Festival of Books. 9:30 PM EDTApprox. 56 min.Discussion on American CultureA discussion on American culture from the 23rd annual Los Angeles Times Festival of Books that ... A discussion on American culture from the 23rd annual Los Angeles Times Festival of Books that featured Caroline Fraser, "Prairie Fires: The American Dreams of Laura Ingalls Wilder;" Dan Kois and Isaac Butler, "The World Only Spins Forward;" and Vanda Krefft, "The Man Who Made Movies: The Meteoric Rise and Tragic Fall of William Fox." 10:26 PM EDTApprox. 33 min.Call-in with Tim O'Reilly, WTF?Tim O'Reilly, founder and CEO of O'Reilly Media, took viewer phone calls about technology and the ... Tim O'Reilly, founder and CEO of O'Reilly Media, took viewer phone calls about technology and the economy at the 23rd annual Los Angeles Times Festival of Books.
10:59 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr.Discussion on BiographyA discussion on biography from the 23rd annual Los Angeles Times Festival of Books that featured ... A discussion on biography from the 23rd annual Los Angeles Times Festival of Books that featured Jonathan Eig, "Ali: A Life;" John Farrell, "Richard Nixon: A Life;" Andrea Barnet, "Visionary Women: How Rachel Carson, Jane Jacobs, Jane Goodall, and Alice Waters Changed Our World;" and Adam Federman, "Fasting and Feasting: The Life of Visionary Food Writer Patience Gray." 11:59 PM EDTApprox. 28 min.Call-in with Adam Winkler, We the CorporationsUCLA law professor Adam Winkler took viewer phone calls about corporations and the U.S. ... UCLA law professor Adam Winkler took viewer phone calls about corporations and the U.S. Constitution at the 23rd annual Los Angeles Times Festival of Books.
Sunday, April 22
12:27 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr.Discussion on the Trump AdministrationAn author discussion on the Trump administration from the 23rd annual Los Angeles Times Festival ... An author discussion on the Trump administration from the 23rd annual Los Angeles Times Festival of Books that featured Steve Almond, "Bad Stories: What the Hell Just Happened to Our Country;" David Cay Johnston, "It's Even Worse Than You Think;" and Sarah Kendzior, "The View from Flyover Country." 1:27 AM EDTApprox. 28 min.Open Phones on Trump Administration PanelViewer phone calls on the Trump administration panel from the 23rd annual Los Angeles Times ... Viewer phone calls on the Trump administration panel from the 23rd annual Los Angeles Times Festival of Books. 1:55 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr.Discussion on LaborA discussion on labor from the 23rd annual Los Angeles Times Festival of Books that featured Susan ... A discussion on labor from the 23rd annual Los Angeles Times Festival of Books that featured Susan Marquis, "I Am Not a Tractor!;" Rick Wartzman, "The End of Loyalty: The Rise and Fall of Good Jobs in America;" David Webber, "The Rise of the Working-Class Shareholder;" and Bernice Yeung, "In a Day's Work: The Fight to End Sexual Violence Against America's Most Vulnerable Workers."
2:55 AM EDTApprox. 28 min.Call-in with Sarah Kendzior, The View from Flyover CountryJournalist Sarah Kendzior took viewer phone calls on politics and the 2016 presidential election ... Journalist Sarah Kendzior took viewer phone calls on politics and the 2016 presidential election at the 23rd annual Los Angeles Times Festival of Books. 3:23 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 8 min.Discussion on Civic EngagementA discussion on civic engagement from the 23rd annual Los Angeles Times Festival of Books that ... A discussion on civic engagement from the 23rd annual Los Angeles Times Festival of Books that featured Susan Burton, "Becoming Mrs. Burton: From Prison to Recovery to Leading the Fight For Incarcerated Women;" Scott Martelle, "Detroit: A Biography;" Ashley Farmer, "Remaking Black Power: How Black Women Transformed an Era;" and Nadine Strossen, "Hate: Why We Should Resist It with Free Speech, Not Censorship." 4:31 AM EDTApprox. 59 min.Rod Dreher, The Benedict OptionRod Dreher receives the Paolucci Book Award, given each year to "recognize the best book that ... Rod Dreher receives the Paolucci Book Award, given each year to "recognize the best book that advances conservative principles."
5:30 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 30 min.Leonard Mlodinow, Elastic and Deepak Chopra, The Healing SelfLeonard Mlodinow, author of "Elastic: Flexible Thinking in a Time of Change," and Deepak Chopra, ... Leonard Mlodinow, author of "Elastic: Flexible Thinking in a Time of Change," and Deepak Chopra, author of "The Healing Self," discussed how technology influences how we process information and how it affects our brains. 7:00 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr.A Higher Loyalty Roundtable DiscussionRep. Jamie Raskin (D-MD) and former Reagan DOJ official Victoria Toensing discussed the impact of ... Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-MD) and former Reagan DOJ official Victoria Toensing discussed the impact of James Comey's book, "A Higher Loyalty." 8:00 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 30 min.Keith Whittington, Speak FreelyPrinceton professor Keith Whittington discussed free speech on college campuses. Princeton professor Keith Whittington discussed free speech on college campuses.
9:30 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 45 min.Book TV visits Asheville, NCThe C-SPAN Cities Tour visited Asheville, North Carolina to feature its literary community. The C-SPAN Cities Tour visited Asheville, North Carolina to feature its literary community. 11:15 AM EDTApprox. 45 min.Reid Wilson, EpidemicReid Wilson, national correspondent for The Hill, reported on the spread of the 2013 Ebola ... Reid Wilson, national correspondent for The Hill, reported on the spread of the 2013 Ebola outbreak. 12:00 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr.After Words David Corn & Michael Isikoff, Russian RouletteJournalists David Corn and Michael Isikoff reported on how Russian hackers attempted to influence ... Journalists David Corn and Michael Isikoff reported on how Russian hackers attempted to influence the 2016 Presidential election. They were interviewed by Democratic Representative Joaquin Castro of Texas.
1:00 PM 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. 1:29 PM EDTApprox. 6 hr. 33 min.LIVE 2018 Los Angeles Times Festival of BooksCoverage of the 23rd annual Los Angeles Times Festival of Books. Coverage of the 23rd annual Los Angeles Times Festival of Books. 8:02 PM EDTApprox. 58 min.A Higher Loyalty Roundtable DiscussionRep. Jamie Raskin (D-MD) and former Reagan DOJ official Victoria Toensing discussed the impact of ... Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-MD) and former Reagan DOJ official Victoria Toensing discussed the impact of James Comey's book, "A Higher Loyalty."
9:00 PM EDTApprox. 6 hr. 30 min.2018 Los Angeles Times Festival of BooksCoverage of the 23rd annual Los Angeles Times Festival of Books. Coverage of the 23rd annual Los Angeles Times Festival of Books.
Monday, April 23
3:30 AM EDTApprox. 59 min.Matthew Kroenig, The Logic of American Nuclear StrategyGeorgetown University professor Matthew Kroenig argued that the U.S. should maintain a nuclear ... Georgetown University professor Matthew Kroenig argued that the U.S. should maintain a nuclear weapons arsenal that goes beyond second-strike capability. 4:29 AM EDTApprox. 47 min.Hannah Jewell, She Caused a RiotHannah Jewell profiled 100 women throughout history who she reports have not been properly ... Hannah Jewell profiled 100 women throughout history who she reports have not been properly acknowledged for their accomplishments. 5:16 AM EDTApprox. 45 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.
6:01 AM EDTApprox. 59 min.Elaine Weiss, The Woman's HourElaine Weiss recalled the women's suffrage movement's efforts to promote the ratification of the ... Elaine Weiss recalled the women's suffrage movement's efforts to promote the ratification of the 19th Amendment to the Constitution in 1920, which would allow women the right to vote. 7:00 AM EDTApprox. 52 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. 7:52 AM EDTApprox. 8 min.F. Scott Fitzgerald and the Grove Park InnF. Scott Fitzgerald, author of The Great Gatsby, visited the Grove Park Inn during the summers of ... F. Scott Fitzgerald, author of The Great Gatsby, visited the Grove Park Inn during the summers of 1935 and 1936. He came to Asheville to overcome an addiction to gin and find inspiration for his stagnant writing career. Tracey Johnston-Crum, Director of Public Relations, recounted Fitzgerald's escapades around the hotel and gave a tour of one of the rooms he stayed in.