Book TV Schedule

Week of December 6 through December 13

All times and durations are subject to change

Saturday, December 8
8:00 AM ESTApprox. 1 hr.James Mustich, 1,000 Books to Read Before You DieBookseller and publishing executive James Mustich offered his thoughts on the 1,000 books he says ... Bookseller and publishing executive James Mustich offered his thoughts on the 1,000 books he says a person should be read in their lifetime. 9:00 AM ESTApprox. 3 hr. 3 min.In Depth Brad MeltzerOur 2018 Fiction Edition of In Depth concludes with bestselling author Brad Meltzer. His books ... Our 2018 Fiction Edition of In Depth concludes with bestselling author Brad Meltzer. His books include "The Inner Circle," "The Book of Fate," and, most recently, "The Escape Artist." 12:03 PM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 11 min.Lara Bazelon, RectifyFormer Loyola Law School Project for the Innocent director Lara Bazelon discussed restorative ... Former Loyola Law School Project for the Innocent director Lara Bazelon discussed restorative justice.
1:14 PM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 18 min.Max Hastings, VietnamMilitary historian Max Hastings provided a history of the Vietnam War. Military historian Max Hastings provided a history of the Vietnam War. 2:32 PM ESTApprox. 29 min.Rep. Jackie Speier, UndauntedRep. Jackie Speier (D-CA) talked about her memoir, "Undaunted: Surviving Jonestown, Summoning ... Rep. Jackie Speier (D-CA) talked about her memoir, "Undaunted: Surviving Jonestown, Summoning Courage, and Fighting Back." 3:01 PM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 20 min.Deirdre McCloskey on SocialismAuthor and economics professor, Deirdre McCloskey, discussed whether it's humane to be a ... Author and economics professor, Deirdre McCloskey, discussed whether it's humane to be a socialist.
4:21 PM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 9 min.Susan Faludi, In the Dark RoomSusan Faludi discussed her book, "In the Darkroom," which was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. Susan Faludi discussed her book, "In the Darkroom," which was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. 5:30 PM ESTApprox. 57 min.Harlow Giles Unger, Dr. Benjamin RushHistorian Harlow Giles Unger recalled the life of Dr. Benjamin Rush, a signer of the Declaration ... Historian Harlow Giles Unger recalled the life of Dr. Benjamin Rush, a signer of the Declaration of Independence, who espoused equal rights for women, the abolition of slavery, and free health care and public education. 6:27 PM ESTApprox. 33 min.Call-in with Crystal Fleming, How to Be Less Stupid About RaceCrystal Fleming, sociology and Africana studies professor at Stony Brook University, offered her ... Crystal Fleming, sociology and Africana studies professor at Stony Brook University, offered her thoughts on race in America and took national viewer phone calls.
7:00 PM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 6 min.Lindsey Hilsum, In ExtremisLindsey Hilsum talked about the life and death of war correspondent Marie Colvin. Lindsey Hilsum talked about the life and death of war correspondent Marie Colvin. 8:06 PM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 10 min.Tim Wu, The Curse of BignessTim Wu questioned whether Big Tech, Big Pharma, and other corporations that are "too big to fail," ... Tim Wu questioned whether Big Tech, Big Pharma, and other corporations that are "too big to fail," should be broken apart. 9:16 PM ESTApprox. 46 min.David Priess, How to Get Rid of a PresidentFormer intelligence officer David Priess provided a history of the ways in which presidents have ... Former intelligence officer David Priess provided a history of the ways in which presidents have been removed from office.
10:02 PM ESTApprox. 53 min.After Words Tucker Carlson, Ship of Fools'Fox News host Tucker Carlson offered his thoughts on elitism in America. He's interviewed by Matt ... Fox News host Tucker Carlson offered his thoughts on elitism in America. He's interviewed by Matt Schlapp, chairman of the American Conservative Union. 10:55 PM ESTApprox. 5 min.Grace Kennan Warnecke Daughter of the Cold WarBook TV attended the National Press Club's Book Fair and interviewed Grace Kennan Warnecke about ... Book TV attended the National Press Club's Book Fair and interviewed Grace Kennan Warnecke about her childhood as the daughter of diplomat and historian George F. Kennan. 11:00 PM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 40 min.Chris McGreal, American OverdoseGuardian journalist Chris McGreal reported on the opioid epidemic in America. Guardian journalist Chris McGreal reported on the opioid epidemic in America.
Sunday, December 9
12:40 AM ESTApprox. 1 hr.Richard Brookhiser, John MarshallThe National Review's Richard Brookhiser recalled the life of the Supreme Court's fourth chief ... The National Review's Richard Brookhiser recalled the life of the Supreme Court's fourth chief justice, John Marshall. 1:40 AM ESTApprox. 20 min.Interview with Jonah Goldberg, Suicide of the WestBooktV talked to syndicated columnist Jonah Goldberg, who argued that tribalism, populism, and ... BooktV talked to syndicated columnist Jonah Goldberg, who argued that tribalism, populism, and nationalism is threatening American democracy. 2:00 AM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 17 min.Douglas Mastriano, Thunder in the ArgonneDouglas Mastriano talked about the defense of the Argonne Forest and Meuse River Valley by Gen. ... Douglas Mastriano talked about the defense of the Argonne Forest and Meuse River Valley by Gen. John Pershing and his Doughboys during World War One.
3:17 AM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 3 min.Lisa McCubbin, Betty FordLisa McCubbin recounted the life of former First Lady Betty Ford. Lisa McCubbin recounted the life of former First Lady Betty Ford. 4:20 AM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 10 min.Juan Williams, What the Hell Do You Have to LoseFox News' Juan Williams examined the Trump Administration's policies on civil rights. Fox News' Juan Williams examined the Trump Administration's policies on civil rights. 5:30 AM ESTApprox. 47 min.Sandeep Jauhar, Heart, A HistoryDr. Sandeep Jauhar explored the scientific and cultural history of the human heart. Dr. Jauhar is ... Dr. Sandeep Jauhar explored the scientific and cultural history of the human heart. Dr. Jauhar is the director of the Heart Failure Program at Long Island Jewish Medical Center.
6:17 AM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 33 min.Jason Stanley, How Fascism WorksYale philosophy professor Jason Stanley discussed how democracies can become vulnerable to ... Yale philosophy professor Jason Stanley discussed how democracies can become vulnerable to fascism. He's joined in conversation by author Timothy Snyder and Jelani Cobb of the New Yorker. 7:50 AM ESTApprox. 25 min.Call-in with Gina Loudon, Mad PoliticsGina Loudon, a member of the Trump 2020 Campaign Media Advisory Board, offered her analysis of the ... Gina Loudon, a member of the Trump 2020 Campaign Media Advisory Board, offered her analysis of the current political climate and took national viewer phone calls. 8:15 AM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 25 min.Joshua Hunt, The University of NikeJournalist Joshua Hunt reported on corporate branding in college sports. Journalist Joshua Hunt reported on corporate branding in college sports.
9:40 AM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 6 min.Oren Cass, The Once and Future WorkerOren Cass of the Manhattan Institute took a critical look at U.S. labor and economic policies and ... Oren Cass of the Manhattan Institute took a critical look at U.S. labor and economic policies and suggested ways to improve them. 10:46 AM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 14 min.Eve Ewing, Ghosts in the SchoolyardUniversity of Chicago professor Eve Ewing reported on the Chicago public schools. University of Chicago professor Eve Ewing reported on the Chicago public schools. 12:00 PM ESTApprox. 1 hr.After Words Reihan Salam, Melting Pot or Civil War?National Review executive editor Reihan Salam argues the case against open borders. He's ... National Review executive editor Reihan Salam argues the case against open borders. He's interviewed by Doris Meissner, former commissioner of the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service.
1:00 PM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 5 min.Kristen Ghodsee, Why Women Have Better Sex Under SocialismRussian and European Studies professor Kristen Ghodsee explored whether women fare better ... Russian and European Studies professor Kristen Ghodsee explored whether women fare better economically under capitalism or socialism. 2:05 PM ESTApprox. 5 min.Gil Klein, Trouble in Lafayette SquareBook TV attended the National Press Club's Book Fair and interviewed Gil Klein about his book, ... Book TV attended the National Press Club's Book Fair and interviewed Gil Klein about his book, "Trouble in Lafayette Square." 2:10 PM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 5 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.
3:15 PM ESTApprox. 47 min.Eric Jay Dolin, Black Flags, Blue WatersEric Jay Dolin provided a history of piracy in the America's in the 17th and 18th centuries. Eric Jay Dolin provided a history of piracy in the America's in the 17th and 18th centuries. 4:02 PM ESTApprox. 45 min.Joseph Kelly, MaroonedJoseph Kelly, literature professor at the College of Charleston, provided a history of the ... Joseph Kelly, literature professor at the College of Charleston, provided a history of the Jamestown colony. 4:47 PM ESTApprox. 58 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.
5:45 PM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 15 min.Mary Robinson, Climate JusticeFormer president of Ireland Mary Robinson highlighted stories of those fighting climate change at ... Former president of Ireland Mary Robinson highlighted stories of those fighting climate change at a grass roots level. 7:00 PM ESTApprox. 1 hr.Richard Brookhiser, John MarshallThe National Review's Richard Brookhiser recalled the life of the Supreme Court's fourth chief ... The National Review's Richard Brookhiser recalled the life of the Supreme Court's fourth chief justice, John Marshall. 8:00 PM ESTApprox. 1 hr.Greg Miller, The ApprenticeWashington Post national security reporter Greg Miller reported on Russia's interference in the ... Washington Post national security reporter Greg Miller reported on Russia's interference in the 2016 election.
9:00 PM ESTApprox. 53 min.After Words Tucker Carlson, Ship of Fools'Fox News host Tucker Carlson offered his thoughts on elitism in America. He's interviewed by Matt ... Fox News host Tucker Carlson offered his thoughts on elitism in America. He's interviewed by Matt Schlapp, chairman of the American Conservative Union. 9:53 PM ESTApprox. 7 min.Eileen Rivers, Beyond the CallBook TV attended the National Press Club's Book Fair and interviewed Eileen Rivers on women in the ... Book TV attended the National Press Club's Book Fair and interviewed Eileen Rivers on women in the military. 10:00 PM ESTApprox. 1 hr.Michael Koncewicz, They Said No to NixonMichael Koncewicz looked at members of the Nixon administration who challenged the 37th president. Michael Koncewicz looked at members of the Nixon administration who challenged the 37th president.
11:00 PM ESTApprox. 55 min.Fox Butterfield, In My Father's HousePulitzer prize-winning journalist Fox Butterfield chronicled generations of criminal activity ... Pulitzer prize-winning journalist Fox Butterfield chronicled generations of criminal activity committed by the Bogle family. 11:55 PM ESTApprox. 6 min.Jennifer Palmieri, Dear Madam PresidentBook TV attended the National Press Club's Book Fair and interviewed Jennifer Palmieri, director ... Book TV attended the National Press Club's Book Fair and interviewed Jennifer Palmieri, director of communications for Hillary Clinton's 2016 presidential campaign, on women in politics.
Monday, December 10
12:01 AM ESTApprox. 52 min.After Words Tucker Carlson, Ship of Fools'Fox News host Tucker Carlson offered his thoughts on elitism in America. He's interviewed by Matt ... Fox News host Tucker Carlson offered his thoughts on elitism in America. He's interviewed by Matt Schlapp, chairman of the American Conservative Union. 12:53 AM ESTApprox. 7 min.Laura Wides-Munoz, The Making of a DreamBook TV attended the National Press Club's Book Fair and interviewed Laura Wides-Munoz on ... Book TV attended the National Press Club's Book Fair and interviewed Laura Wides-Munoz on immigration, DACA, and the status of DREAMers. 1:00 AM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 6 min.Lindsey Hilsum, In ExtremisLindsey Hilsum talked about the life and death of war correspondent Marie Colvin. Lindsey Hilsum talked about the life and death of war correspondent Marie Colvin.
2:06 AM ESTApprox. 56 min.Andrew Roberts, ChurchillHistorian Andrew Roberts recalled the life of Winston Churchill. Historian Andrew Roberts recalled the life of Winston Churchill. 3:02 AM ESTApprox. 53 min.After Words Tucker Carlson, Ship of Fools'Fox News host Tucker Carlson offered his thoughts on elitism in America. He's interviewed by Matt ... Fox News host Tucker Carlson offered his thoughts on elitism in America. He's interviewed by Matt Schlapp, chairman of the American Conservative Union. 3:55 AM ESTApprox. 5 min.Gil Klein, Trouble in Lafayette SquareBook TV attended the National Press Club's Book Fair and interviewed Gil Klein about his book, ... Book TV attended the National Press Club's Book Fair and interviewed Gil Klein about his book, "Trouble in Lafayette Square."
4:00 AM ESTApprox. 55 min.Harlow Giles Unger, Dr. Benjamin RushHistorian Harlow Giles Unger recalled the life of Dr. Benjamin Rush, a signer of the Declaration ... Historian Harlow Giles Unger recalled the life of Dr. Benjamin Rush, a signer of the Declaration of Independence, who espoused equal rights for women, the abolition of slavery, and free health care and public education. 4:55 AM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 50 min.2018 National Book AwardsBook TV presented coverage of the 69th annual National Book Awards, which included awards in ... Book TV presented coverage of the 69th annual National Book Awards, which included awards in non-fiction and fiction categories. Novelist Isabel Allende was awarded the Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters, and Doron Weber, vice president and program director of the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, received the Literarian Award for Outstanding Service to the American Literary Community. 6:45 AM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 6 min.Sarah Smarsh, HeartlandJournalist Sarah Smarsh examined class in America through the lens of growing up in poverty in ... Journalist Sarah Smarsh examined class in America through the lens of growing up in poverty in Kansas.
7:51 AM ESTApprox. 9 min.Marvin Kalb, Enemy of the PeopleBook TV attended the National Press Club's Book Fair and interviewed Marvin Kalb about the ... Book TV attended the National Press Club's Book Fair and interviewed Marvin Kalb about the President's relationship with the press.