Book TV Schedule

Week of November 8 through November 15

All times and durations are subject to change

Saturday, November 10
8:01 AM ESTApprox. 1 hr.Nick Bunker, Young Benjamin FranklinHistorian Nick Bunker recounted the early life of Benjamin Franklin; from his childhood and ... Historian Nick Bunker recounted the early life of Benjamin Franklin; from his childhood and formative years to his first electrical experiments at the age of 41. Nick Bunker was joined in conversation by Carol Berkin, professor of history emerita at Baruch College. 9:01 AM ESTApprox. 2 hr. 59 min.In Depth In Depth with Jodi PicoultOur 2018 Fiction Edition of In Depth continued with bestselling author Jodi Picoult. Her books ... Our 2018 Fiction Edition of In Depth continued with bestselling author Jodi Picoult. Her books include "My Sister's Keeper," "Small Great Things," and the newly released, "A Spark of Light." 12:00 PM ESTApprox. 55 min.Discussion Civil RightsJournalists Adam Parker and Marc Perrusquia discussed civil rights movement activist Cleveland ... Journalists Adam Parker and Marc Perrusquia discussed civil rights movement activist Cleveland Sellers and photojournalist Earnest Withers who became an informant for the FBI.
12:55 PM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 16 min.Discussion on the Political DividePolitical scientists Jennifer Kavanagh and Arthur Lupia examined the state of American politics. Political scientists Jennifer Kavanagh and Arthur Lupia examined the state of American politics. 2:11 PM ESTApprox. 52 min.Discussion on Andrew JacksonMark Cheathem and Tony Turnbow talked about the life and presidency of Andrew Jackson. Mark Cheathem and Tony Turnbow talked about the life and presidency of Andrew Jackson. 3:03 PM ESTApprox. 58 min.Discussion on Democracy and Rural AmericaProfessors Loka Ashwood and Katie Cahill examined the relationship between rural America and ... Professors Loka Ashwood and Katie Cahill examined the relationship between rural America and government.
4:01 PM ESTApprox. 55 min.Ben Fountain, Beautiful Country Burn AgainBen Fountain recounts the 2016 election and explores where he thinks the country is headed today. Ben Fountain recounts the 2016 election and explores where he thinks the country is headed today. 4:56 PM ESTApprox. 57 min.Discussion on AppalaciaJournalist John Lingan and sociology professor Karida Brown discussed race, class, and culture in ... Journalist John Lingan and sociology professor Karida Brown discussed race, class, and culture in Appalachia. 5:53 PM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 7 min.Discussion on RaceRochelle Riley, Rae Paris, and Kiese Lamon discussed race in America. Rochelle Riley, Rae Paris, and Kiese Lamon discussed race in America.
7:00 PM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 30 min.Os Guinness, Last Call for LibertyOs Guinness discussed liberty and freedom in America. Os Guinness discussed liberty and freedom in America. 8:30 PM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 30 min.Max Boot, The Corrosion of ConservatismColumnist & CNN global affairs analyst Max Boot recounted his journey to conservatism and his ... Columnist & CNN global affairs analyst Max Boot recounted his journey to conservatism and his decision to leave the Republican Party. 10:00 PM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 1 min.After Words Sen. Ben Sasse, ThemSenator Ben Sasse (R-NE) argued that the country lacks unity and offers his thoughts on how to ... Senator Ben Sasse (R-NE) argued that the country lacks unity and offers his thoughts on how to repair it. He's interviewed by Arthur Brooks, president of the American Enterprise Institute and author of "The Conservative Heart: How to Build a Fairer, Happier, and More Prosperous America."
11:01 PM ESTApprox. 2 hr. 24 min.2018 American Book AwardsBook TV covered the 39th annual American Book Awards that recognizes "outstanding literary ... Book TV covered the 39th annual American Book Awards that recognizes "outstanding literary achievement from the entire spectrum of America's diverse literary community." This year's winners include Tiya Miles, "The Dawn of Detroit;" Kelly Lytle Hernandez, "City of Inmates;" and Sunaura Taylor, "Beasts of Burden."
Sunday, November 11
1:25 AM ESTApprox. 55 min.Discussion Civil RightsJournalists Adam Parker and Marc Perrusquia discussed civil rights movement activist Cleveland ... Journalists Adam Parker and Marc Perrusquia discussed civil rights movement activist Cleveland Sellers and photojournalist Earnest Withers who became an informant for the FBI. 2:20 AM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 16 min.Discussion on the Political DividePolitical scientists Jennifer Kavanagh and Arthur Lupia examined the state of American politics. Political scientists Jennifer Kavanagh and Arthur Lupia examined the state of American politics. 3:36 AM ESTApprox. 53 min.Discussion on Andrew JacksonMark Cheathem and Tony Turnbow talked about the life and presidency of Andrew Jackson. Mark Cheathem and Tony Turnbow talked about the life and presidency of Andrew Jackson.
4:29 AM ESTApprox. 57 min.Discussion on Democracy and Rural AmericaProfessors Loka Ashwood and Katie Cahill examined the relationship between rural America and ... Professors Loka Ashwood and Katie Cahill examined the relationship between rural America and government. 5:26 AM ESTApprox. 56 min.Ben Fountain, Beautiful Country Burn AgainBen Fountain recounts the 2016 election and explores where he thinks the country is headed today. Ben Fountain recounts the 2016 election and explores where he thinks the country is headed today. 6:22 AM ESTApprox. 57 min.Discussion on AppalaciaJournalist John Lingan and sociology professor Karida Brown discussed race, class, and culture in ... Journalist John Lingan and sociology professor Karida Brown discussed race, class, and culture in Appalachia.
7:19 AM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 2 min.Discussion on RaceRochelle Riley, Rae Paris, and Kiese Lamon discussed race in America. Rochelle Riley, Rae Paris, and Kiese Lamon discussed race in America. 8:21 AM ESTApprox. 49 min.Stanley McChrystal, LeadersRetired General Stanley McChrystal profiled 13 leaders and the lessons learned from each. Retired General Stanley McChrystal profiled 13 leaders and the lessons learned from each. 9:10 AM ESTApprox. 50 min.Ivo Daalder and James Lindsay, The Empty ThroneIvo Daalder and James Lindsay took a critical look at the Trump administration's efforts to reduce ... Ivo Daalder and James Lindsay took a critical look at the Trump administration's efforts to reduce America's decades-long leadership role in the world.
10:00 AM ESTApprox. 1 hr.Susan Orlean, The Library BookNew Yorker staff writer Susan Orlean recounted the Los Angeles Public Library Fire of 1986. New Yorker staff writer Susan Orlean recounted the Los Angeles Public Library Fire of 1986. 11:00 AM ESTApprox. 1 hr.John Shaw, Rising Star, Setting SunJohn Shaw recounted the presidential transition between Dwight Eisenhower and John F. Kennedy; ... John Shaw recounted the presidential transition between Dwight Eisenhower and John F. Kennedy; from Kennedy's close election victory on November 8, 1960, to his inauguration on January 20, 1961. 12:00 PM ESTApprox. 59 min.After Words Charlotte Pence, Where You Go'Vice President Mike Pence's daughter Charlotte Pence shared important lessons she's learned from ... Vice President Mike Pence's daughter Charlotte Pence shared important lessons she's learned from her father. She's interviewed by Kate Brower, journalist and author of "First in Line: Presidents, Vice Presidents, and the Pursuit of Power."
12:59 PM ESTApprox. 54 min.Civil Rights MovementProfessors Elliott Gorn and Christopher Schmidt discussed the murder of Emmett Till and the lunch ... Professors Elliott Gorn and Christopher Schmidt discussed the murder of Emmett Till and the lunch counter "sit-in" protests. 1:53 PM ESTApprox. 59 min.Discussion on the Impact of Polls on Consumer ChoicePolitical scientist Marc Hetherington examined the impact of political polling on consumer choice. Political scientist Marc Hetherington examined the impact of political polling on consumer choice. 2:52 PM ESTApprox. 48 min.Ronald ReaganBob Spitz recounted the life and presidency of Ronald Reagan. Bob Spitz recounted the life and presidency of Ronald Reagan.
3:40 PM ESTApprox. 59 min.Native American EconomicsProfessor Christopher Oakley talked about his book "New South Indians" and the economic policies ... Professor Christopher Oakley talked about his book "New South Indians" and the economic policies that led to the rise of casino gaming. 4:39 PM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 25 min.Os Guinness, Last Call for LibertyOs Guinness discussed liberty and freedom in America. Os Guinness discussed liberty and freedom in America. 6:04 PM ESTApprox. 47 min.Ivo Daalder and James Lindsay, The Empty ThroneIvo Daalder and James Lindsay took a critical look at the Trump administration's efforts to reduce ... Ivo Daalder and James Lindsay took a critical look at the Trump administration's efforts to reduce America's decades-long leadership role in the world.
6:51 PM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 16 min.Writers Hour with John Grisham and James McBrideJohn Grisham interviewed author James McBride about books, publishing, and the process of writing ... John Grisham interviewed author James McBride about books, publishing, and the process of writing books. 8:07 PM ESTApprox. 54 min.Jeanne Marie Laskas, To ObamaNew York Times Magazine's Jeanne Marie Laskas discussed letters from Americans that President ... New York Times Magazine's Jeanne Marie Laskas discussed letters from Americans that President Obama received and responded to while in office. 9:01 PM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 1 min.After Words Sen. Ben Sasse, ThemSenator Ben Sasse (R-NE) argued that the country lacks unity and offers his thoughts on how to ... Senator Ben Sasse (R-NE) argued that the country lacks unity and offers his thoughts on how to repair it. He's interviewed by Arthur Brooks, president of the American Enterprise Institute and author of "The Conservative Heart: How to Build a Fairer, Happier, and More Prosperous America."
10:02 PM ESTApprox. 59 min.Carmen Segarra, NoncompliantFormer Federal Reserve examiner Carmen Segarra talked about the close relationship between the New ... Former Federal Reserve examiner Carmen Segarra talked about the close relationship between the New York Fed and the financial giant Goldman Sachs. 11:01 PM ESTApprox. 57 min.Joseph Ellis, American DialoguePulitzer Prize-winning historian Joseph Ellis examined the political thinking of four Founding ... Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Joseph Ellis examined the political thinking of four Founding Fathers, Thomas Jefferson, John Adams, James Madison, and George Washington, in order to address the country's current social and political issues. 11:58 PM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 2 min.After Words Sen. Ben Sasse, ThemSenator Ben Sasse (R-NE) argued that the country lacks unity and offers his thoughts on how to ... Senator Ben Sasse (R-NE) argued that the country lacks unity and offers his thoughts on how to repair it. He's interviewed by Arthur Brooks, president of the American Enterprise Institute and author of "The Conservative Heart: How to Build a Fairer, Happier, and More Prosperous America."
Monday, November 12
1:00 AM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 3 min.Ben Macintyre, The Spy and the TraitorBen Macintyre reported on a high-ranking KGB spy, Oleg Gordievsky, who worked for British ... Ben Macintyre reported on a high-ranking KGB spy, Oleg Gordievsky, who worked for British Intelligence during the height of the Cold War. According to the author, it was Gordievsky's intelligence that was integral in exposing Soviet spies and clandestine operations. 2:03 AM ESTApprox. 58 min.John Shaw, Rising Star, Setting SunJohn Shaw recounted the presidential transition between Dwight Eisenhower and John F. Kennedy; ... John Shaw recounted the presidential transition between Dwight Eisenhower and John F. Kennedy; from Kennedy's close election victory on November 8, 1960, to his inauguration on January 20, 1961. 3:01 AM ESTApprox. 1 hr.After Words Sen. Ben Sasse, ThemSenator Ben Sasse (R-NE) argued that the country lacks unity and offers his thoughts on how to ... Senator Ben Sasse (R-NE) argued that the country lacks unity and offers his thoughts on how to repair it. He's interviewed by Arthur Brooks, president of the American Enterprise Institute and author of "The Conservative Heart: How to Build a Fairer, Happier, and More Prosperous America."
4:01 AM ESTApprox. 54 min.Civil Rights MovementProfessors Elliott Gorn and Christopher Schmidt discussed the murder of Emmett Till and the lunch ... Professors Elliott Gorn and Christopher Schmidt discussed the murder of Emmett Till and the lunch counter "sit-in" protests. 4:55 AM ESTApprox. 59 min.Discussion on the Impact of Polls on Consumer ChoicePolitical scientist Marc Hetherington examined the impact of political polling on consumer choice. Political scientist Marc Hetherington examined the impact of political polling on consumer choice. 5:54 AM ESTApprox. 48 min.Ronald ReaganBob Spitz recounted the life and presidency of Ronald Reagan. Bob Spitz recounted the life and presidency of Ronald Reagan.
6:42 AM ESTApprox. 58 min.Native American EconomicsProfessor Christopher Oakley talked about his book "New South Indians" and the economic policies ... Professor Christopher Oakley talked about his book "New South Indians" and the economic policies that led to the rise of casino gaming. 7:40 AM ESTApprox. 22 min.Walter Block, Space CapitalismLoyola University economics professor Walter Block discussed his book, "Space Capitalism: How ... Loyola University economics professor Walter Block discussed his book, "Space Capitalism: How Humans Will Colonize Planets, Moons, and Asteroids."