Book TV Schedule

Week of January 12 through January 19

All times and durations are subject to change

Saturday, January 12
8:00 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. 9:00 AM ESTApprox. 3 hr.In Depth David CornDavid Corn, Washington bureau chief for Mother Jones magazine, talked about his books and took ... David Corn, Washington bureau chief for Mother Jones magazine, talked about his books and took viewer questions. Mr. Corn is the author of "Blond Ghost," "Showdown," and the recently published "Russian Roulette: The Inside Story of Putin's War on America and the Election of Donald Trump." 12:00 PM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 21 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.
1:21 PM ESTApprox. 9 min.Ira Shapiro, BrokenBook TV attended the National Press Club's Book Fair and interviewed Ira Shapiro on the future of ... Book TV attended the National Press Club's Book Fair and interviewed Ira Shapiro on the future of the Senate. 1:30 PM ESTApprox. 1 hr.Antony Beevor, The Battle of ArnhemMilitary historian Antony Beevor provided a history of the Battle of Arnhem, a failed Allied ... Military historian Antony Beevor provided a history of the Battle of Arnhem, a failed Allied operation that resulted in the deaths of 17,000 soldiers in September 1944. 2:30 PM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 2 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.
3:32 PM ESTApprox. 13 min.Michael Sokolove, The Last Temptation of Rick PitinoBook TV attended the National Press Club's Book Fair and interviewed Michael Sokolove about the ... Book TV attended the National Press Club's Book Fair and interviewed Michael Sokolove about the issues facing collegiate athletics. 3:45 PM 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. 5:10 PM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 5 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.
6:15 PM ESTApprox. 30 min.The Communicators Tarleton GillespieTarleton Gillespie, author of "Custodians of the Internet: Platforms, Content Moderation, and the ... Tarleton Gillespie, author of "Custodians of the Internet: Platforms, Content Moderation, and the Hidden Decisions That Shape Social Media," talked about his book that explores content moderation on social media platforms. He also discussed the role that Congress could play. 6:45 PM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 8 min.Sen. Kamala Harris, The Truths We HoldDemocratic Senator Kamala Harris of California recalls her upbringing and how it informs her ... Democratic Senator Kamala Harris of California recalls her upbringing and how it informs her governing style. 7:53 PM ESTApprox. 7 min.Rebecca Boggs Roberts, Suffragists in Washington D.C.Book TV attended the National Press Club's Book Fair and interviewed Rebecca Boggs Roberts about ... Book TV attended the National Press Club's Book Fair and interviewed Rebecca Boggs Roberts about the women's suffrage movement.
8:00 PM ESTApprox. 1 hr.Jeremy Smith, Breaking and EnteringJeremy Smith explored the life of a hacker known as "Alien." Jeremy Smith explored the life of a hacker known as "Alien." 9:00 PM ESTApprox. 1 hr.Seth Blumenthal, Children of the Silent MajoritySeth Blumenthal explained how youth participation in the Republican Party grew under Richard Nixon ... Seth Blumenthal explained how youth participation in the Republican Party grew under Richard Nixon and through the presidency of Ronald Reagan. 10:00 PM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 1 min.After Words Reniqua Allen, It Was All a DreamReniqua Allen examined whether the "American Dream" is attainable today. She's interviewed by the ... Reniqua Allen examined whether the "American Dream" is attainable today. She's interviewed by the Root editor-in-chief Danielle Belton.
11:01 PM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 23 min.Os Guinness, Last Call for LibertyOs Guinness discussed liberty and freedom in America. Os Guinness discussed liberty and freedom in America.
Sunday, January 13
12:24 AM ESTApprox. 6 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. 12:30 AM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 25 min.Sen.Bernie Sanders I-VT, Where We Go From HereVermont Senator Bernie Sanders laid out his plans for advancing the progressive movement. Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders laid out his plans for advancing the progressive movement. 1:55 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."
2:00 AM ESTApprox. 44 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. 2:44 AM ESTApprox. 16 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. 3:00 AM ESTApprox. 45 min.Mimi Swartz, TickerMimi Swartz discussed her book, "Ticker: The Quest to Create an Artificial Heart." Mimi Swartz discussed her book, "Ticker: The Quest to Create an Artificial Heart."
3:45 AM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 15 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. 5:00 AM 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. 5:55 AM ESTApprox. 5 min.Elaine Weiss, The Woman's HourBook TV attended the National Press Club's Book Fair and interviewed Elaine Weiss about the ... Book TV attended the National Press Club's Book Fair and interviewed Elaine Weiss about the women's suffrage movement.
6:00 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. 7:00 AM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 3 min.John Grisham, Hampton Sides, & David GrannAuthors John Grisham, "The Reckoning," David Grann, "The White Darkness," and Hampton Sides, "On ... Authors John Grisham, "The Reckoning," David Grann, "The White Darkness," and Hampton Sides, "On Desperate Ground," discussed their latest books. 8:03 AM ESTApprox. 7 min.Anne Farris Rosen, Deep South DispatchBook TV attended the National Press Club's Book Fair and interviewed Anne Farris Rosen about her ... Book TV attended the National Press Club's Book Fair and interviewed Anne Farris Rosen about her late father's work covering the Civil Rights movement.
8:10 AM ESTApprox. 34 min.Maya Rao, Great American OutpostMinneapolis Star-Tribune staff writer Maya Rao talked about the oil boom in North Dakota and the ... Minneapolis Star-Tribune staff writer Maya Rao talked about the oil boom in North Dakota and the people who ventured there to capitalize on it. 8:44 AM ESTApprox. 16 min.David Margolick, The Promise and the DreamBook TV attended the National Press Club's Book Fair and interviewed David Margolick about the ... Book TV attended the National Press Club's Book Fair and interviewed David Margolick about the relationship between Martin Luther King Jr. and Robert F. Kennedy. 9:00 AM ESTApprox. 1 hr.Andrew Roberts, ChurchillHistorian Andrew Roberts recalled the life of Winston Churchill. Historian Andrew Roberts recalled the life of Winston Churchill.
10:00 AM 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. 11:10 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." 11:15 AM ESTApprox. 46 min.Matthew Pressman, On the PressFormer Vanity Fair media journalist Matthew Pressman examined the role of the press today. Former Vanity Fair media journalist Matthew Pressman examined the role of the press today.
12:01 PM ESTApprox. 1 hr.After Words Louise Shelley, Dark Commerce'Louise Shelley examined the growth in illegal trade globally with the emergence of new ... Louise Shelley examined the growth in illegal trade globally with the emergence of new technologies. She's interviewed by Yaya Fanusie of the Foundation for Defense of Democracies. 1:01 PM ESTApprox. 52 min.Welcome Address and Keynote Address by Patricia SmithWell-Read Black Girl founder, Glory Edim, delivered the welcome address followed by a keynote ... Well-Read Black Girl founder, Glory Edim, delivered the welcome address followed by a keynote address by poet and activist Patricia Smith. 1:53 PM ESTApprox. 53 min.Creating the Well-Read Black Girl AnthologyEditor Glory Edim and contributors Mahogany Browne, Renee Watson, Veronica Chambers, Carla ... Editor Glory Edim and contributors Mahogany Browne, Renee Watson, Veronica Chambers, Carla Bruce-Eddings, and Bsrat Mezghebe talked about the "Well-Read Black Girl Anthology."
2:46 PM ESTApprox. 56 min.Writing For and About Black GirlsYoung adult authors Renee Watson, Ibi Zoboi, Rita Williams-Garcia, and Olugbemisola ... Young adult authors Renee Watson, Ibi Zoboi, Rita Williams-Garcia, and Olugbemisola Rhuday-Perkovich talk about their work. 3:42 PM ESTApprox. 59 min.Uncovering the Legacies of Black WomenAuthors Blair Imani, Nafissa Thompson-Spires, Bridgett Davis, and Camille Acker talked about the ... Authors Blair Imani, Nafissa Thompson-Spires, Bridgett Davis, and Camille Acker talked about the importance of writing about overlooked figures in American history. 4:41 PM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 4 min.Discussion on James Baldwin's If Beale Street Could TalkActress Ebony Obsidian, Princeton University professor Imani Perry, and novelist Jacqueline ... Actress Ebony Obsidian, Princeton University professor Imani Perry, and novelist Jacqueline Woodson talked about the importance of James Baldwin's "If Beale Street Could Talk."
5:45 PM ESTApprox. 58 min.Peter Wallison, Judicial FortitudeAmerican Enterprise Institute's Peter Wallison argued that the judiciary is partially responsible ... American Enterprise Institute's Peter Wallison argued that the judiciary is partially responsible for the administrative arm of the executive branch taking over the legislative role of Congress. 6:43 PM ESTApprox. 7 min.Kate Germano & Laura Kennedy, Fight Like a GirlBook TV attended the National Press Club's Book Fair and interviewed Lt. Col. Kate Germano (Ret.) ... Book TV attended the National Press Club's Book Fair and interviewed Lt. Col. Kate Germano (Ret.) and Army veteran Kelly Kennedy on gender bias in the military. 6:50 PM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 40 min.Kurt Eichenwald, A Mind UnraveledBestselling author Kurt Eichenwald discussed his memoir, "A Mind Unraveled," which detailed his ... Bestselling author Kurt Eichenwald discussed his memoir, "A Mind Unraveled," which detailed his experiences with epilepsy and took a critical look at healthcare in America.
8:30 PM ESTApprox. 30 min.The Communicators Byron Reese, Author, The Fourth AgeByron Reese talked about his book, "The Fourth Age: Smart Robots, Conscious Computers, and the ... Byron Reese talked about his book, "The Fourth Age: Smart Robots, Conscious Computers, and the Future of Humanity," on artificial intelligence and its future applications. In his work he posits that only three times previously has technology transformed human life prior to the present age of artificial intelligence and robotics: the harnessing of fire, the development of agriculture, and the inventions of the wheel and writing. 9:00 PM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 1 min.After Words Reniqua Allen, It Was All a DreamReniqua Allen examined whether the "American Dream" is attainable today. She's interviewed by the ... Reniqua Allen examined whether the "American Dream" is attainable today. She's interviewed by the Root editor-in-chief Danielle Belton. 10:01 PM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 9 min.Sen. Kamala Harris, The Truths We HoldDemocratic Senator Kamala Harris of California recalls her upbringing and how it informs her ... Democratic Senator Kamala Harris of California recalls her upbringing and how it informs her governing style.
11:10 PM ESTApprox. 54 min.Garrett Peck. The Great War in AmericaHistorian Garrett Peck looked at American involvement in World War I and how the country changed ... Historian Garrett Peck looked at American involvement in World War I and how the country changed in its aftermath.
Monday, January 14
12:04 AM ESTApprox. 1 hr.After Words Reniqua Allen, It Was All a DreamReniqua Allen examined whether the "American Dream" is attainable today. She's interviewed by the ... Reniqua Allen examined whether the "American Dream" is attainable today. She's interviewed by the Root editor-in-chief Danielle Belton. 1:04 AM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 3 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. 2:07 AM ESTApprox. 11 min.Interview with Chris Stirewalt, Every Man a KingFox News political editor Chris Stirewalt provided a history of American populism and took ... Fox News political editor Chris Stirewalt provided a history of American populism and took national viewer phone calls.
2:18 AM ESTApprox. 38 min.John Mearsheimer, The Great DelusionUniversity of Chicago professor John Mearsheimer took a critical look at the U.S.'s efforts to ... University of Chicago professor John Mearsheimer took a critical look at the U.S.'s efforts to spread its liberal ideals around the world. 2:56 AM ESTApprox. 7 min.Jason Dick, Under the DomeBook TV attended the National Press Club's Book Fair and interviewed Roll Coll reporter Jason Dick ... Book TV attended the National Press Club's Book Fair and interviewed Roll Coll reporter Jason Dick about a collection of photography by the Roll Call staff. 3:03 AM ESTApprox. 1 hr.After Words Reniqua Allen, It Was All a DreamReniqua Allen examined whether the "American Dream" is attainable today. She's interviewed by the ... Reniqua Allen examined whether the "American Dream" is attainable today. She's interviewed by the Root editor-in-chief Danielle Belton.
4:03 AM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 38 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. 5:41 AM ESTApprox. 49 min.Karen Swallow Prior, On Reading WellLiberty University English professor Karen Prior talked about the value in reading great ... Liberty University English professor Karen Prior talked about the value in reading great literature. 6:30 AM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 25 min.David Kaplan, The Most Dangerous BranchFormer Newsweek legal affairs correspondent David Kaplan examined the judicial power of the ... Former Newsweek legal affairs correspondent David Kaplan examined the judicial power of the Supreme Court.
7:55 AM ESTApprox. 5 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.