Book TV Schedule

Week of June 13 through June 20

All times and durations are subject to change

Saturday, June 16
8:01 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 9 min.Edith Sheffer, Asperger's ChildrenHistorian Edith Sheffer recounted how Austrian doctor Hans Asperger, whose work led to a better ... Historian Edith Sheffer recounted how Austrian doctor Hans Asperger, whose work led to a better understanding of autism, was complicit in the deaths of children by the Third Reich. 9:10 AM EDTApprox. 50 min.Sam Kleiner, The Flying TigersSam Kleiner recounted a group of American pilots who surreptitiously set up a base in Burma in the ... Sam Kleiner recounted a group of American pilots who surreptitiously set up a base in Burma in the summer of 1941 to defend China and were the first to engage Japan following the attack on Pearl Harbor. 10:00 AM EDTApprox. 45 min.2018 Printers Row Lit Fest - Arlene Stein, UnboundSociologist Arlene Stein examined gender transitions and what it means to be male or female in ... Sociologist Arlene Stein examined gender transitions and what it means to be male or female in today's society.
10:45 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 15 min.Michael Pollan, How to Change Your MindMichael Pollan reported on the medical and scientific uses and affects of psychedelic drugs. Michael Pollan reported on the medical and scientific uses and affects of psychedelic drugs. 12:00 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 43 min.Book TV visits New OrleansThe C-SPAN Cities Tour visited New Orleans to feature its literary community. The C-SPAN Cities Tour visited New Orleans to feature its literary community. 1:43 PM EDTApprox. 17 min.Carmen Segarra, NoncompliantCarmen Segarra discussed her time working with the Federal Reserve Bank of New York and regulating ... Carmen Segarra discussed her time working with the Federal Reserve Bank of New York and regulating Goldman Sachs.
2:00 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 8 min.Ronan Farrow, War on PeaceRonan Farrow talked about the role of the State Department and American diplomacy in the world ... Ronan Farrow talked about the role of the State Department and American diplomacy in the world today. 3:08 PM EDTApprox. 7 min.Faulkner House BooksWilliam Faulkner first visited New Orleans in 1924 and stayed in a four-story house just off of ... William Faulkner first visited New Orleans in 1924 and stayed in a four-story house just off of Jackson Square. Now the home of the Faulkner House Bookstore, owner Joseph DeSalvo talked about the young Faulkner's time in New Orleans and the publication of his first work, "Soldiers' Pay." 3:15 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr.Salena Zito & Brad Todd, The Great RevoltSyndicated Columnist and CNN contributor Salena Zito and Republican strategist Brad Todd reported ... Syndicated Columnist and CNN contributor Salena Zito and Republican strategist Brad Todd reported on the voters from swing states who supported President Trump in the 2016 election and how they might impact future elections.
4:15 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 15 min.Ajay Agrawal, Prediction MachinesAjay Agrawal, founder of the Creative Destruction Lab and co-founder of the AI/robotics company ... Ajay Agrawal, founder of the Creative Destruction Lab and co-founder of the AI/robotics company Kindred, explored the economics behind the creation of artificial intelligence. 5:30 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr.Carlo Rovelli, The Order of TimeTheoretical physicist Carlo Rovelli explored the concept of time. Theoretical physicist Carlo Rovelli explored the concept of time. 6:30 PM EDTApprox. 30 min.Michael Smerconish, Clowns to the Left of Me, Jokers to the RightRadio/TV host and columnist Michael Smerconish, in a collection of his columns, shared his ... Radio/TV host and columnist Michael Smerconish, in a collection of his columns, shared his thoughts on political life in America and how his views have shifted over the years.
7:00 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 10 min.Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., American ValuesRobert F. Kennedy, Jr., the son of attorney general Robert F. Kennedy and nephew of President John ... Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., the son of attorney general Robert F. Kennedy and nephew of President John F. Kennedy, reflected on his life and provided a history of America through the lens of his childhood and formative years. 8:10 PM EDTApprox. 50 min.Molly Crabapple, Brothers of the GunMolly Crabapple talked about the war in Syria and told the stories of three Syrian men who came of ... Molly Crabapple talked about the war in Syria and told the stories of three Syrian men who came of age during it. 9:00 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 2 min.Newt Gingrich, Trump's AmericaFormer House Speaker Newt Gingrich offered his thoughts on the impact that the Trump ... Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich offered his thoughts on the impact that the Trump administration policies are having on America and around the world.
10:02 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr.After Words Bill Press, From the LeftTelevision and radio host Bill Press retraced his transition to progressive politics. He's ... Television and radio host Bill Press retraced his transition to progressive politics. He's interviewed by syndicated columnist Mona Charen. 11:02 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 1 min.2018 Book Expo - Publishers DiscussionPublishing executives Carolyn Reidy, president and CEO of Simon & Schuster; Markus Dohle, CEO of ... Publishing executives Carolyn Reidy, president and CEO of Simon & Schuster; Markus Dohle, CEO of Penguin Random House; and John Sargent, CEO of Macmillan discussed the current state of book publishing.
Sunday, June 17
12:03 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr.Lea Berman and Jeremy Bernard, Treating People WellFormer White House Social Secretaries Jeremy Bernard and Lea Berman shared their thoughts on ... Former White House Social Secretaries Jeremy Bernard and Lea Berman shared their thoughts on professional and public civility. 1:03 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 31 min.PEN Literary GalaStephen King, Margaret Atwood, Simon & Schuster CEO Carolyn Reidy, and others spoke at the PEN ... Stephen King, Margaret Atwood, Simon & Schuster CEO Carolyn Reidy, and others spoke at the PEN Literary Gala in New York City. 2:34 AM EDTApprox. 10 min.Jill Lepore, These TruthsNew Yorker staff writer Jill Lepore, talked about her one-volume history of the United States. New Yorker staff writer Jill Lepore, talked about her one-volume history of the United States.
2:44 AM EDTApprox. 16 min.Tennessee Williams in New OrleansAuthor and playwright Tennessee Williams is best known for his plays, The Glass Menagerie, Cat on ... Author and playwright Tennessee Williams is best known for his plays, The Glass Menagerie, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, and A Streetcar Named Desire, which won a Pulitzer Prize in 1948. Kenneth Holditch, co-founder of the Tennessee Williams Literary Festival, talked about Williams' life in New Orleans and the influence it had on his work. 3:00 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 10 min.Niall Ferguson, The Square and the TowerHistorian Niall Ferguson argued that networks of people have impacted history more than ... Historian Niall Ferguson argued that networks of people have impacted history more than hierarchies. 4:10 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 6 min.Amanda Marcotte, Troll NationSalon senior political writer Amada Marcotte argued that the degradation of conservatism helped to ... Salon senior political writer Amada Marcotte argued that the degradation of conservatism helped to bring about a Trump Presidency
5:16 AM EDTApprox. 44 min.Carmen Gentile, Blindsided by the TalibanWar correspondent Carmen Gentile talked about the war in Afghanistan and the attack by the Taliban ... War correspondent Carmen Gentile talked about the war in Afghanistan and the attack by the Taliban that almost killed him. 6:00 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 1 min.Jon Meacham, The Soul of AmericaPulitzer Prize-winning historian Jon Meacham explored critical moments in American history and how ... Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Jon Meacham explored critical moments in American history and how they relate to today's political and social landscape. He was joined in conversation by NBC News and MSNBC host Willie Geist. 7:01 AM EDTApprox. 48 min.Elizabeth Economy, The Third RevolutionCouncil on Foreign Relations Asia Studies director Elizabeth Economy offers her thoughts on Xi ... Council on Foreign Relations Asia Studies director Elizabeth Economy offers her thoughts on Xi Jinping and the future of China.
7:49 AM EDTApprox. 12 min.Author Jesmyn WardJesmyn Ward is the first woman to win two National Book Awards for Fiction. She talked about why ... Jesmyn Ward is the first woman to win two National Book Awards for Fiction. She talked about why race is a prominent topic in her writing and why she decided to address these issues through fiction. 8:01 AM EDTApprox. 49 min.2018 Printers Row Lit Fest - Jack Davis, The GulfJack Davis, environmental history professor at the University of Florida, provided a history of ... Jack Davis, environmental history professor at the University of Florida, provided a history of the Gulf region and the impact that oil, commercial fishing, and the tourism industry has had on its environment. 8:50 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 10 min.Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., American ValuesRobert F. Kennedy, Jr., the son of attorney general Robert F. Kennedy and nephew of President John ... Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., the son of attorney general Robert F. Kennedy and nephew of President John F. Kennedy, reflected on his life and provided a history of America through the lens of his childhood and formative years.
10:00 AM EDTApprox. 2 hr.Book TV visits New OrleansThe C-SPAN Cities Tour visited New Orleans to feature its literary community. The C-SPAN Cities Tour visited New Orleans to feature its literary community. 12:00 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 1 min.2018 Book Expo - Publishers DiscussionPublishing executives Carolyn Reidy, president and CEO of Simon & Schuster; Markus Dohle, CEO of ... Publishing executives Carolyn Reidy, president and CEO of Simon & Schuster; Markus Dohle, CEO of Penguin Random House; and John Sargent, CEO of Macmillan discussed the current state of book publishing. 1:01 PM EDTApprox. 30 min.Michael Smerconish, Clowns to the Left of Me, Jokers to the RightRadio/TV host and columnist Michael Smerconish, in a collection of his columns, shared his ... Radio/TV host and columnist Michael Smerconish, in a collection of his columns, shared his thoughts on political life in America and how his views have shifted over the years.
1:31 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 20 min.Yossi Klein Halevi, Letters to My Palestinian NeighborIsraeli journalist Yossi Halevi talked about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Israeli journalist Yossi Halevi talked about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. 2:51 PM EDTApprox. 10 min.Doris Kearns Goodwin, Leadership in Turbulent TimesPulitzer Prize-winning historian Doris Kearns Goodwin explored the leadership qualities of ... Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Doris Kearns Goodwin explored the leadership qualities of Presidents Lincoln, Theodore Roosevelt, FDR, and Johnson. 3:01 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 2 min.Newt Gingrich, Trump's AmericaFormer House Speaker Newt Gingrich offered his thoughts on the impact that the Trump ... Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich offered his thoughts on the impact that the Trump administration policies are having on America and around the world.
4:03 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 31 min.PEN Literary GalaStephen King, Margaret Atwood, Simon & Schuster CEO Carolyn Reidy, and others spoke at the PEN ... Stephen King, Margaret Atwood, Simon & Schuster CEO Carolyn Reidy, and others spoke at the PEN Literary Gala in New York City. 5:34 PM EDTApprox. 10 min.Jose Antonio Vargas, Dear AmericaJournalist Jose Antonio Vargas discussed his immigration to the United States and his life as an ... Journalist Jose Antonio Vargas discussed his immigration to the United States and his life as an undocumented immigrant. 5:44 PM EDTApprox. 17 min.Poppy Tooker Tujague's CookbookNew Orleans is known for its mix of Creole and Cajun cuisines. Host of "Louisiana Eats" and author ... New Orleans is known for its mix of Creole and Cajun cuisines. Host of "Louisiana Eats" and author of "Tujague's Cookbook," Poppy Tooker visited Tujagues, one of the city's oldest restaurants and talked about some of the dishes most associated with New Orleans cuisine and their origins.
6:01 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 1 min.Lea Berman and Jeremy Bernard, Treating People WellFormer White House Social Secretaries Jeremy Bernard and Lea Berman shared their thoughts on ... Former White House Social Secretaries Jeremy Bernard and Lea Berman shared their thoughts on professional and public civility. 7:02 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 9 min.Franchesca Ramsey, Well, That Escalated QuicklyMTV's Decode host Franchesca Ramsey shared her experience in becoming a social justice activist ... MTV's Decode host Franchesca Ramsey shared her experience in becoming a social justice activist and her successes and failures in communicating via social media. 8:11 PM EDTApprox. 50 min.Christopher Wren, Those Turbulent Sons of FreedomThe myth of Ethan Allen's Revolutionary War exploits is explored by author and former New York ... The myth of Ethan Allen's Revolutionary War exploits is explored by author and former New York Times reporter and editor Christopher Wren.
9:01 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr.After Words Bill Press, From the LeftTelevision and radio host Bill Press retraced his transition to progressive politics. He's ... Television and radio host Bill Press retraced his transition to progressive politics. He's interviewed by syndicated columnist Mona Charen. 10:01 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 14 min.Patricia O'Toole, The MoralistHistorian Patricia O'Toole chronicled the political career of President Woodrow Wilson. Historian Patricia O'Toole chronicled the political career of President Woodrow Wilson. 11:15 PM EDTApprox. 45 min.2018 Printers Row Lit Fest - Jacqueline Jones, Goddess of AnarchyHistorian Jacqueline Jones recounted the life of writer and advocate Lucy Parsons from slavery ... Historian Jacqueline Jones recounted the life of writer and advocate Lucy Parsons from slavery through the Great Depression.
Monday, June 18
12:00 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr.After Words Bill Press, From the LeftTelevision and radio host Bill Press retraced his transition to progressive politics. He's ... Television and radio host Bill Press retraced his transition to progressive politics. He's interviewed by syndicated columnist Mona Charen. 1:00 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 2 min.Newt Gingrich, Trump's AmericaFormer House Speaker Newt Gingrich offered his thoughts on the impact that the Trump ... Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich offered his thoughts on the impact that the Trump administration policies are having on America and around the world. 2:02 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr.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."
3:02 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr.After Words Bill Press, From the LeftTelevision and radio host Bill Press retraced his transition to progressive politics. He's ... Television and radio host Bill Press retraced his transition to progressive politics. He's interviewed by syndicated columnist Mona Charen. 4:02 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 12 min.Robert Kurson, Rocket MenRobert Kurson talked about the Apollo 8 mission to the moon. He was joined by Apollo 8 astronauts ... Robert Kurson talked about the Apollo 8 mission to the moon. He was joined by Apollo 8 astronauts Frank Borman, Jim Lovell and Bill Anders. 5:14 AM EDTApprox. 44 min.Molly Crabapple, Brothers of the GunMolly Crabapple talked about the war in Syria and told the stories of three Syrian men who came of ... Molly Crabapple talked about the war in Syria and told the stories of three Syrian men who came of age during it.
5:58 AM EDTApprox. 48 min.2018 Printers Row Lit Fest - Wendy Pearlman, We Crossed a Bridge and It TrembledNorthwestern University professor Wendy Pearlman retold the stories of Syrians whose lives have ... Northwestern University professor Wendy Pearlman retold the stories of Syrians whose lives have been impacted by the war in Syria. 6:46 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 14 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.