Book TV Schedule

Week of May 17 through May 24

All times and durations are subject to change

Saturday, May 19
8:00 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr.Scott Tong, A Village with My NameMarketplace correspondent Scott Tong talked about what has changed in China since the communist ... Marketplace correspondent Scott Tong talked about what has changed in China since the communist takeover in 1949. 9:00 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr.Condoleezza Rice & Amy Zegart, Political RiskFormer Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and Stanford's Amy Zegart talked about global ... Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and Stanford's Amy Zegart talked about global insecurity and the future of American diplomacy. 10:00 AM EDTApprox. 6 hr. 56 min.LIVE 2018 Gaithersburg Book FestivalBook TV is live from the 2018 Gaithersburg Book Festival in Maryland. Authors featured include are ... Book TV is live from the 2018 Gaithersburg Book Festival in Maryland. Authors featured include are Barbara Lipska, "The Neuroscientist Who Lost Her Mind," Phillip Padgett, "Advocating Overlord," and Ann Marie Ackermann, "Death of an Assassin."
4:56 PM EDTApprox. 34 min.Book TVNon-fiction books and authors. Non-fiction books and authors. 5:30 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 29 min.Book TV visits Selma, ALThe C-SPAN Cities Tour visited Selma, Alabama to feature its literary community. The C-SPAN Cities Tour visited Selma, Alabama to feature its literary community. 6:59 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 32 min.Rosemary Gibson, China RxRosemary Gibson talked about the risks of the U.S. depending on China to supply the essential ... Rosemary Gibson talked about the risks of the U.S. depending on China to supply the essential ingredients for many of our most widely used medicines.
8:31 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 30 min.Stuart Eizenstat, President CarterStuart Eizenstat, chief domestic policy adviser to President Jimmy Carter, recalled the tenure of ... Stuart Eizenstat, chief domestic policy adviser to President Jimmy Carter, recalled the tenure of America's 39th President. 10:01 PM EDTApprox. 58 min.After Words Barbara Ehrenreich, Natural CausesBarbara Ehrenreich explores the science behind how the body ages. She is interviewed by New York ... Barbara Ehrenreich explores the science behind how the body ages. She is interviewed by New York Times science reporter Natalie Angier. 10:59 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 6 min.Michael Hayden, The Assault on IntelligenceFormer CIA director Michael Hayden assesses the current threats to American national security. Former CIA director Michael Hayden assesses the current threats to American national security.
Sunday, May 20
12:05 AM EDTApprox. 32 min.2018 Gaithersburg Book Festival - Philip Padgett, Advocating OverlordFrom the 2018 Gaithersburg Book Festival in Maryland, Philip Padgett reported on Operation ... From the 2018 Gaithersburg Book Festival in Maryland, Philip Padgett reported on Operation Overlord, the amphibious military operation that took place on D-Day, June 6, 1944. 12:37 AM EDTApprox. 23 min.2018 Gaithersburg Book Festival - Joseph Esposito, Dinner in CamelotFrom the 2018 Gaithersburg Book Festival, Joseph Esposito detailed the White House dinner in ... From the 2018 Gaithersburg Book Festival, Joseph Esposito detailed the White House dinner in April, 1962 with 49 Nobel Prize winners, including Robert Oppenheimer, James Baldwin, Mary Welsh Hemingway, John Glenn, and others. 1:00 AM EDTApprox. 50 min.2018 Gaithersburg Book Festival - Eugene Meyer, Five for FreedomFrom the 2018 Gaithersburg Book Festival in Maryland, Eugene Meyer and Paula Tarnapol Whitacre ... From the 2018 Gaithersburg Book Festival in Maryland, Eugene Meyer and Paula Tarnapol Whitacre discussed lesser known stories of the Civil War.
1:50 AM EDTApprox. 48 min.2018 Gaithersburg Book Festival - Barbara Lipska, The Neuroscientist Who Lost Her MindFrom the 2018 Gaithersburg Book Festival in Maryland, neuroscientist Barbara Lipska shared her ... From the 2018 Gaithersburg Book Festival in Maryland, neuroscientist Barbara Lipska shared her experiences with brain cancer that caused her psychological changes. 2:38 AM EDTApprox. 49 min.2018 Gaithersburg Book Festival - Lloyd Sederer, The Addiction SolutionLloyd Sederer discussed addiction and the opioid crisis from the 2018 Gaithersburg Book Festival ... Lloyd Sederer discussed addiction and the opioid crisis from the 2018 Gaithersburg Book Festival in Maryland. 3:27 AM EDTApprox. 48 min.2018 Gaithersburg Book Festival - Bill Press, From the LeftAuthor and journalist Bill Press and New York Times bestselling novelist Ted Bell discussed the ... Author and journalist Bill Press and New York Times bestselling novelist Ted Bell discussed the challenges of incorporating current news and politics in fiction and nonfiction books while maintaining bipartisan appeal.
4:15 AM EDTApprox. 41 min.'2018 Gaithersburg Book Festival - Ann Marie Ackermann Death of an AssassinAnn Marie Ackerman discussed "Death of an Assassin: The True Story of the German Murderer Who Died ... Ann Marie Ackerman discussed "Death of an Assassin: The True Story of the German Murderer Who Died Defending Robert E. Lee" at the 2018 Gaithersburg Book Festival. 4:56 AM EDTApprox. 38 min.2018 Gaithersburg Book Festival - Carl Hoffman, The Last Wild Men of BorneoFrom the 2018 Gaithersburg Book Festival, Carl Hoffman provided details of the exploration of ... From the 2018 Gaithersburg Book Festival, Carl Hoffman provided details of the exploration of Borneo in 1984. 5:34 AM EDTApprox. 27 min.Historian Alston Fitts on the Battle of SelmaAuthor and historian Alston Fitts talked about the Battle of Selma and the city's role during the ... Author and historian Alston Fitts talked about the Battle of Selma and the city's role during the Civil War.
6:01 AM EDTApprox. 59 min.Joseph Tartakovsky, The Lives of the ConstitutionClaremont Institute constitutional law fellow Joseph Tartakovsky provided a history of the U.S. ... Claremont Institute constitutional law fellow Joseph Tartakovsky provided a history of the U.S. Constitution. 7:00 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 15 min.Mark Penn, Microtrends SquaredPollster and political strategist Mark Penn shared his thoughts on the next trends in politics and ... Pollster and political strategist Mark Penn shared his thoughts on the next trends in politics and business. 8:15 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 15 min.Stacey Abrams, Minority LeaderFormer Georgia House Democratic Leader and gubernatorial candidate, Stacey Abrams, offered her ... Former Georgia House Democratic Leader and gubernatorial candidate, Stacey Abrams, offered her thoughts on leadership.
9:30 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr.Tom Wolfe, Back to BloodTom Wolfe spoke about his novel, Back to Blood, in which he presented several observations on the ... Tom Wolfe spoke about his novel, Back to Blood, in which he presented several observations on the city of Miami. He spoke at the 2012 Miami Book Fair International, held annually on the campus of Miami Dade College. 10:30 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 30 min.Book TV visits Selma, ALThe C-SPAN Cities Tour visited Selma, Alabama to feature its literary community. The C-SPAN Cities Tour visited Selma, Alabama to feature its literary community. 12:00 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr.After Words Jerome Corsi, Killing the Deep StateJournalist Jerome Corsi argued that there is an effort to thwart the presidency of Donald J. ... Journalist Jerome Corsi argued that there is an effort to thwart the presidency of Donald J. Trump. He is interviewed by investigative journalist Sharyl Attkisson.
1:00 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 4 min.Michael Hayden, The Assault on IntelligenceFormer CIA director Michael Hayden assesses the current threats to American national security. Former CIA director Michael Hayden assesses the current threats to American national security. 2:04 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 32 min.Rosemary Gibson, China RxRosemary Gibson talked about the risks of the U.S. depending on China to supply the essential ... Rosemary Gibson talked about the risks of the U.S. depending on China to supply the essential ingredients for many of our most widely used medicines. 3:36 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 33 min.William Galston, Anti PluralismFormer Clinton administration domestic policy adviser William Galston examined populism in the ... Former Clinton administration domestic policy adviser William Galston examined populism in the U.S.
5:09 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 11 min.Discussion on Writing Historical FictionAuthors Christina Baker Kline ("A Piece of the World"), Therese Anne Fowler ("A Well-Behaved ... Authors Christina Baker Kline ("A Piece of the World"), Therese Anne Fowler ("A Well-Behaved Woman"), and Martin Seay ("The Mirror Thief") talked about writing historical fiction. 6:20 PM EDTApprox. 55 min.Rebecca Erbelding, Rescue BoardRebecca Erbelding of the Holocaust Museum provided a history of the War Refugee Board, created in ... Rebecca Erbelding of the Holocaust Museum provided a history of the War Refugee Board, created in 1944 by President Franklin D. Roosevelt with the objective of assisting Jewish refugees. 7:15 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 37 min.2018 Lukas Prize CeremonyThe Lukas Prize is awarded annually for books on an "American topic of political or social ... The Lukas Prize is awarded annually for books on an "American topic of political or social concern." This year's winners included Amy Goldstein "Janesville;" Stephen Kotkin, "Stalin;" and Chris Hamby, "Soul Full of Coal Dust."
9:00 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr.After Words Barbara Ehrenreich, Natural CausesBarbara Ehrenreich explores the science behind how the body ages. She is interviewed by New York ... Barbara Ehrenreich explores the science behind how the body ages. She is interviewed by New York Times science reporter Natalie Angier. 10:00 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 15 min.Lawrence Wright, God Save TexasPulitzer prize-winning author Lawrence Wright examines the history, culture, and politics of the ... Pulitzer prize-winning author Lawrence Wright examines the history, culture, and politics of the Lone Star state. 11:15 PM EDTApprox. 46 min.Alan Stern and David Grinspoon, Chasing New HorizonsDavid Grinspoon, chair of astrobiology at the Library of Congress, and Alan Stern, principal ... David Grinspoon, chair of astrobiology at the Library of Congress, and Alan Stern, principal investigator of New Horizons, detailed the 2015 NASA mission to Pluto.
Monday, May 21
12:01 AM EDTApprox. 59 min.After Words Barbara Ehrenreich, Natural CausesBarbara Ehrenreich explores the science behind how the body ages. She is interviewed by New York ... Barbara Ehrenreich explores the science behind how the body ages. She is interviewed by New York Times science reporter Natalie Angier. 1:00 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr.Amy Chozick, Chasing HillaryNew York Times journalist Amy Chozick recounted her decade long coverage of Hillary Clinton. New York Times journalist Amy Chozick recounted her decade long coverage of Hillary Clinton. 2:00 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr.Edward Tenner, The Efficiency ParadoxEdward Tenner argued that by seeking more efficient ways to do many things in life, we have come ... Edward Tenner argued that by seeking more efficient ways to do many things in life, we have come to rely too heavily on algorithms.
3:00 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr.After Words Barbara Ehrenreich, Natural CausesBarbara Ehrenreich explores the science behind how the body ages. She is interviewed by New York ... Barbara Ehrenreich explores the science behind how the body ages. She is interviewed by New York Times science reporter Natalie Angier. 4:00 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 11 min.Bonnie Morris, The Feminist RevolutionBonnie Morris provided a history of the women's movement in the latter half of the 20th century; ... Bonnie Morris provided a history of the women's movement in the latter half of the 20th century; from the founding of the National Organization for Women in 1966 to today. 5:11 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 5 min.Campaign 2018 Discussion on U.S. HistoryA discussion on U.S. history from the 23rd annual Los Angeles Times Festival of Books that ... A discussion on U.S. history from the 23rd annual Los Angeles Times Festival of Books that featured Howard Blum, "In the Enemy's House;" Yunte Huang, "Inseparable: The Original Siamese Twins and Their Rendezvous with American History;" Steven Ross, "Hitler in Los Angeles;" and Deanne Stillman, "Blood Brothers: The Story of the Strange Friendship between Sitting Bull and Buffalo Bill."
6:16 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 35 min.2018 Lukas Prize CeremonyThe Lukas Prize is awarded annually for books on an "American topic of political or social ... The Lukas Prize is awarded annually for books on an "American topic of political or social concern." This year's winners included Amy Goldstein "Janesville;" Stephen Kotkin, "Stalin;" and Chris Hamby, "Soul Full of Coal Dust." 7:51 AM EDTApprox. 9 min.Historian Alston Fitts on the Battle of SelmaAuthor and historian Alston Fitts talked about the Battle of Selma and the city's role during the ... Author and historian Alston Fitts talked about the Battle of Selma and the city's role during the Civil War.