Book TV Schedule

Week of July 13 through July 20

All times and durations are subject to change

Saturday, July 14
8:01 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 9 min.American Library Association Conference - Michelle Obama KeynoteFormer First Lady Michelle Obama reflected on her life and time in the White House. She addressed ... Former First Lady Michelle Obama reflected on her life and time in the White House. She addressed attendees of the American Library Association's annual conference and was joined in conversation by Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden. 9:10 AM EDTApprox. 20 min.Nigel Travis, The Challenge CultureNigel Travis, CEO and chairman of Dunkin Brands, offered his thoughts on how companies can stay ... Nigel Travis, CEO and chairman of Dunkin Brands, offered his thoughts on how companies can stay relevant by asking their workers to challenge the status quo. 9:30 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 30 min.Roxane Gay, Not That BadCultural critic and writer Roxane Gay addresses the issues of assault, harassment, and rape. Cultural critic and writer Roxane Gay addresses the issues of assault, harassment, and rape.
11:00 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr.James Rogan, On to ChicagoFormer Congressman James Rogan (R-CA) recalled the 1968 presidential campaign, which included nine ... Former Congressman James Rogan (R-CA) recalled the 1968 presidential campaign, which included nine candidates and was marked by the assassination of Robert F. Kennedy. 12:00 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 10 min.Ken Bensinger, Red CardInvestigative reporter Ken Bensinger talked about the U.S. government's case against FIFA, ... Investigative reporter Ken Bensinger talked about the U.S. government's case against FIFA, international soccer's governing body. 1:10 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 20 min.Ben Rhodes, The World as It IsBen Rhodes, deputy national security advisor for President Obama detailed his time in the White ... Ben Rhodes, deputy national security advisor for President Obama detailed his time in the White House.
2:30 PM 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. 3:30 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr.Nick Brokhausen, We FewNick Brokhausen remembered his time in the Vietnam War as a member of a recon company that ... Nick Brokhausen remembered his time in the Vietnam War as a member of a recon company that advanced into North Vietnamese controlled parts of Laos, Cambodia, and Vietnam. 4:30 PM EDTApprox. 56 min.Hana Schank & Elizabeth Wallace, The Ambition DecisionsHana Schank and Elizabeth Wallace discussed the choices women make about career and family. Hana Schank and Elizabeth Wallace discussed the choices women make about career and family.
5:26 PM EDTApprox. 19 min.Janet Jones & Alison Turner of Source BooksellersJanet Jones and Alison Turner, owners of Detroit's Source Booksellers, discussed their bookstore ... Janet Jones and Alison Turner, owners of Detroit's Source Booksellers, discussed their bookstore and their favorite books about the city. 5:45 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 31 min.Jaron Lanier, Ten Arguments for Deleting Your Social Media Accounts Right NowComputer scientist and philosopher Jaron Lanier argued against the use of social media. Computer scientist and philosopher Jaron Lanier argued against the use of social media. 7:16 PM EDTApprox. 14 min.Janet Napolitano. How Safe are WeFormer Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano looked back at her tenure and ... Former Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano looked back at her tenure and weighed in on the current issues that face the department.
7:30 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 15 min.Richard Rhodes, EnergyPulitzer Prize-winning author Richard Rhodes provided a 500 year history of energy; from the use ... Pulitzer Prize-winning author Richard Rhodes provided a 500 year history of energy; from the use of wood to coal and later oil, as well as today's development of renewable energy sources. 8:45 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 15 min.Michael Eric Dyson, What Truth Sounds LikeGeorgetown University professor Michael Eric Dyson recounted the meeting between Attorney General ... Georgetown University professor Michael Eric Dyson recounted the meeting between Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy and author and activist James Baldwin on May 24, 1963, held in the hopes of opening up a discussion on civil rights and race relations. 10:00 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr.After Words Amanda Carpenter, Gaslighting AmericaCNN political commentator Amanda Carpenter argued that President Trump is using gaslighting ... CNN political commentator Amanda Carpenter argued that President Trump is using gaslighting strategies to manipulate the American people. She's interviewed by New York Daily News columnist S.E. Cupp.
11:00 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr.Anna-Lisa Cox, The Bone and Sinew of the LandAnna-Lisa Cox recalled America's black pioneers and the frontier they settled in the Northwest ... Anna-Lisa Cox recalled America's black pioneers and the frontier they settled in the Northwest Territory prior to the Civil War.
Sunday, July 15
12:00 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 10 min.Charlie LeDuff, Sh*t ShowPulitzer-prize winning journalist Charlie LeDuff recounted his journey across the U.S. reporting ... Pulitzer-prize winning journalist Charlie LeDuff recounted his journey across the U.S. reporting on economic conditions and the political climate in the country. 1:10 AM EDTApprox. 59 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. 2:09 AM EDTApprox. 6 min.Arne Duncan, How Schools WorkFormer Secretary of Education Arne Duncan reflected on his career in education and offered his ... Former Secretary of Education Arne Duncan reflected on his career in education and offered his thoughts on the state of America's schools.
2:15 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 5 min.Clint Watts, Messing with the EnemyFormer FBI agent Clint Watts discussed how social media is being utilized in modern warfare. Former FBI agent Clint Watts discussed how social media is being utilized in modern warfare. 3:20 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 10 min.Tony Williams, HamiltonHistorian Tony Williams recalled the political life of Alexander Hamilton. Historian Tony Williams recalled the political life of Alexander Hamilton. 4:30 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr.Kristin Lawless, Formerly Known as FoodJournalist Kristin Lawless chronicled how food has changed over the past 100 years and the effect ... Journalist Kristin Lawless chronicled how food has changed over the past 100 years and the effect it is having on our bodies.
5:30 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr.Andrew Lawler, The Secret TokenAndrew Lawler explored what happened to 115 British settlers who disappeared from the so-called ... Andrew Lawler explored what happened to 115 British settlers who disappeared from the so-called "Lost Colony of Roanoke" in 1587. 6:30 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 30 min.Michael McFaul, From Cold War to Hot PeaceMichael McFaul, former U.S. ambassador to Russia (2012-2014), talked about U.S.-Russia relations ... Michael McFaul, former U.S. ambassador to Russia (2012-2014), talked about U.S.-Russia relations since 1989. 8:00 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr.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."
9:00 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr.Hana Schank & Elizabeth Wallace, The Ambition DecisionsHana Schank and Elizabeth Wallace discussed the choices women make about career and family. Hana Schank and Elizabeth Wallace discussed the choices women make about career and family. 10:00 AM EDTApprox. 50 min.2018 Roosevelt Reading Festival - Sandra Opdycke, The WPASandra Opdycke of Vassar College's Institute for Innovation in Social Policy provided a history of ... Sandra Opdycke of Vassar College's Institute for Innovation in Social Policy provided a history of the Works Progress Administration (WPA), which gave employment to 8 million Americans during its eight-year existence (1935-1943). 10:50 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 11 min.Richard Rhodes, EnergyPulitzer Prize-winning author Richard Rhodes provided a 500 year history of energy; from the use ... Pulitzer Prize-winning author Richard Rhodes provided a 500 year history of energy; from the use of wood to coal and later oil, as well as today's development of renewable energy sources.
12:01 PM EDTApprox. 59 min.After Words Mohammed Al Samawi, The Fox HuntMohammed Al Samawi details his journey to escape death threats and the war in Yemen after becoming ... Mohammed Al Samawi details his journey to escape death threats and the war in Yemen after becoming an interfaith activist by connecting globally with Jews & Christians via social media. He's interviewed by Washington Post religion reporter Julie Zauzmer. 1:00 PM EDTApprox. 47 min.2018 Roosevelt Reading Festival - Susan Dunn, A Blueprint for WarSusan Dunn, humanities professor at Williams College, recounted FDR's efforts to ready America ... Susan Dunn, humanities professor at Williams College, recounted FDR's efforts to ready America militarily for World War II. 1:47 PM EDTApprox. 13 min.Julia Reidhead, President of W.W. NortonJulia Reidhead, president of W.W. Norton, previews several of the publishing house's 2017 fall ... Julia Reidhead, president of W.W. Norton, previews several of the publishing house's 2017 fall titles, from the publishing industry's annual trade show, Book Expo, in New York City.
2:00 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 15 min.John Carreyrou, Bad BloodJournalist John Carreyrou reported on the scandal surrounding health care technology company, ... Journalist John Carreyrou reported on the scandal surrounding health care technology company, Theranos. 3:15 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 7 min.Jake Tapper, The Hellfire ClubCNN's chief Washington correspondent Jake Tapper discussed his political novel about Congress and ... CNN's chief Washington correspondent Jake Tapper discussed his political novel about Congress and Washington politics set in the 1950s. 4:22 PM EDTApprox. 18 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.
4:40 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 20 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. 6:00 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 15 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. 7:15 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 25 min.Eric Posner, Radical MarketsEric Posner argued that a truly free market can lead to greater equality, prosperity, and ... Eric Posner argued that a truly free market can lead to greater equality, prosperity, and political cooperation.
8:40 PM EDTApprox. 20 min.Janet Jones & Alison Turner of Source BooksellersJanet Jones and Alison Turner, owners of Detroit's Source Booksellers, discussed their bookstore ... Janet Jones and Alison Turner, owners of Detroit's Source Booksellers, discussed their bookstore and their favorite books about the city. 9:00 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr.After Words Amanda Carpenter, Gaslighting AmericaCNN political commentator Amanda Carpenter argued that President Trump is using gaslighting ... CNN political commentator Amanda Carpenter argued that President Trump is using gaslighting strategies to manipulate the American people. She's interviewed by New York Daily News columnist S.E. Cupp. 10:00 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 45 min.Seymour Hersh, ReporterInvestigative reporter Seymour Hersh talked about his life in journalism. Investigative reporter Seymour Hersh talked about his life in journalism.
11:45 PM EDTApprox. 15 min.Preview of PublicAffairs & Da Capo Press' Fall BooksClive Priddle, publisher of PublicAffairs, and Mike Giarratano, publicity manager of Da Capo ... Clive Priddle, publisher of PublicAffairs, and Mike Giarratano, publicity manager of Da Capo Press, previewed their forthcoming books.
Monday, July 16
12:00 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr.After Words Amanda Carpenter, Gaslighting AmericaCNN political commentator Amanda Carpenter argued that President Trump is using gaslighting ... CNN political commentator Amanda Carpenter argued that President Trump is using gaslighting strategies to manipulate the American people. She's interviewed by New York Daily News columnist S.E. Cupp. 1:00 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 15 min.Michael Eric Dyson, What Truth Sounds LikeGeorgetown University professor Michael Eric Dyson recounted the meeting between Attorney General ... Georgetown University professor Michael Eric Dyson recounted the meeting between Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy and author and activist James Baldwin on May 24, 1963, held in the hopes of opening up a discussion on civil rights and race relations. 2:15 AM EDTApprox. 45 min.2018 Roosevelt Reading Festival - Mordecai Lee, Promoting the War EffortMordecai Lee, governmental affairs professor at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, recounted ... Mordecai Lee, governmental affairs professor at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, recounted the U.S. government's public relations efforts to promote the American entry into World War II.
3:00 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr.After Words Amanda Carpenter, Gaslighting AmericaCNN political commentator Amanda Carpenter argued that President Trump is using gaslighting ... CNN political commentator Amanda Carpenter argued that President Trump is using gaslighting strategies to manipulate the American people. She's interviewed by New York Daily News columnist S.E. Cupp. 4:00 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. 5:10 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 5 min.Daniel Kurtz-Phelan, The China MissionDaniel Kurtz-Phelan, executive editor of Foreign Affairs, chronicled George Marshall's efforts to ... Daniel Kurtz-Phelan, executive editor of Foreign Affairs, chronicled George Marshall's efforts to end the Chinese Civil War.
6:15 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 45 min.Brittany Cooper, Eloquent RageRutgers professor Brittany Cooper examined the power of what she calls eloquent rage and how it ... Rutgers professor Brittany Cooper examined the power of what she calls eloquent rage and how it can be harnessed as a resource to bring about political change.