Book TV Schedule

Week of January 13 through January 20

All times and durations are subject to change

Saturday, January 19
8:01 AM ESTApprox. 57 min.Christine Lagorio-Chafkin, We Are the NerdsJournalist Christine Lagorio-Chafkin reported on the growth and culture of the website Reddit. Journalist Christine Lagorio-Chafkin reported on the growth and culture of the website Reddit. 8:58 AM ESTApprox. 58 min.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." 9:56 AM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 4 min.Kathleen Hall Jamieson, Cyber-WarPolitical communication scholar Kathleen Hall Jamieson examined Russian efforts to impact the 2016 ... Political communication scholar Kathleen Hall Jamieson examined Russian efforts to impact the 2016 election.
11:00 AM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 25 min.Book TVNon-fiction books and authors. Non-fiction books and authors. 12:25 PM ESTApprox. 7 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. 12:32 PM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 6 min.C-SPAN Cities Tour visits Independence, MOC-SPAN Cities Tour visited Independence, MO to feature its literary community. C-SPAN Cities Tour visited Independence, MO to feature its literary community.
1:38 PM ESTApprox. 6 min.Bruce Wolpe & Bryan Marshall, The CommitteeBook TV attended the National Press Club's Book Fair and interviewed Bruce Wolpe and Bryan ... Book TV attended the National Press Club's Book Fair and interviewed Bruce Wolpe and Bryan Marshall about their book on the 111th congress. 1:44 PM 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. 2:00 PM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 1 min.Q&A Francisco CantuFormer U.S. Border Patrol agent, Francisco CantĂș, discussed his book, "The Line Becomes a River," ... Former U.S. Border Patrol agent, Francisco CantĂș, discussed his book, "The Line Becomes a River," a memoir about his experiences as an agent and the things he learned about our immigration system after he left the border patrol.
3:01 PM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 9 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. 4:10 PM ESTApprox. 50 min.Discussion on the U.S. Prison SystemShane Bauer, author of "American Prison: A Reporter's Undercover Journey into the Business of ... Shane Bauer, author of "American Prison: A Reporter's Undercover Journey into the Business of Punishment," and Debra Jo Immergut, author of "Captives," discussed the prison system in the United States. 5:00 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.
6:11 PM 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. 7:00 PM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 1 min.Gregory Jaczko, Confessions of a Rogue Nuclear RegulatorGregory Jaczko recounted his time with the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, serving as chairman from ... Gregory Jaczko recounted his time with the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, serving as chairman from 2009-2012. 8:01 PM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 30 min.Free Minds Book ClubBookTV covered the Free Minds Book Club meeting which takes place twice a month with inmates at ... BookTV covered the Free Minds Book Club meeting which takes place twice a month with inmates at the Washington, DC Jail.
9:31 PM ESTApprox. 23 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. 9:54 PM ESTApprox. 6 min.Thomas Reston, Soul of a DemocratBook TV attended the National Press Club's Book Fair and interviewed Thomas Reston about the ... Book TV attended the National Press Club's Book Fair and interviewed Thomas Reston about the future of the Democratic Party. 10:00 PM ESTApprox. 1 hr.After Words Sebastian Gorka, Why We Fight'Former Trump Administration strategist Sebastian Gorka offers his thoughts on how the U.S. can ... Former Trump Administration strategist Sebastian Gorka offers his thoughts on how the U.S. can strengthen its national security. He's interviewed by Amb. Paula Dobriansky, fmr. Under Secretary of State for Global Affairs in the Bush administration.
11:00 PM ESTApprox. 2 hr.Authors on Race in AmericaApril Ryan, author and Washington Bureau Chief for American Urban Radio Networks, moderated an ... April Ryan, author and Washington Bureau Chief for American Urban Radio Networks, moderated an author discussion on race in America. Participating authors included Jason Reilly, Wes Lowery, and Donna Brazile.
Sunday, January 20
1:00 AM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 15 min.Yoram Hazony, The Virtue of NationalismYoram Hazony argued that having a world of independent nations is favorable to having global ... Yoram Hazony argued that having a world of independent nations is favorable to having global governance. 2:15 AM ESTApprox. 1 hr.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. 3:15 AM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 15 min.Jack Miles, 'God in the Qur'anPulitzer prize-winning author Jack Miles discussed the God of Islam, the world's second largest ... Pulitzer prize-winning author Jack Miles discussed the God of Islam, the world's second largest religion.
4:30 AM ESTApprox. 48 min.Elaine Pagels, Why ReligionPrinceton University religion professor Elaine Pagels examined the role of religion in the 21st ... Princeton University religion professor Elaine Pagels examined the role of religion in the 21st century. 5:18 AM ESTApprox. 12 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. 5:30 AM ESTApprox. 1 hr.Derek Leebaert, Grand ImprovisationDerek Leebaert examined the struggle for global leadership between the United States and Britain ... Derek Leebaert examined the struggle for global leadership between the United States and Britain following World War II.
6:30 AM ESTApprox. 57 min.Andrew Roberts, ChurchillHistorian Andrew Roberts recalled the life of Winston Churchill. Historian Andrew Roberts recalled the life of Winston Churchill. 7:27 AM ESTApprox. 3 min.Andrew Arnold, Pocket GuideBook TV attended the National Press Club's Book Fair and interviewed Andrew Arnold about his ... Book TV attended the National Press Club's Book Fair and interviewed Andrew Arnold about his "Pocket Guide to the US Constitution." 7:30 AM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 10 min.Discussion on True CrimeAuthors Peter Hellman, Kirk Wallace Johnson, and Paige Williams talked about their true crime ... Authors Peter Hellman, Kirk Wallace Johnson, and Paige Williams talked about their true crime books.
8:40 AM 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. 10:00 AM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 10 min.Driving Tour of IndependenceTour the city of Independence, Missouri in a covered wagon. Local historian Ralph Goldsmith took ... Tour the city of Independence, Missouri in a covered wagon. Local historian Ralph Goldsmith took our cameras through the city to highlight its history. 11:10 AM ESTApprox. 50 min.Discussion on Recovering the Columbia Space ShuttleCo-authors Michael Leinbach and Jonathan Ward discussed their book, "Bringing Columbia Home: The ... Co-authors Michael Leinbach and Jonathan Ward discussed their book, "Bringing Columbia Home: The Untold Story of a Lost Space Shuttle and Her Crew."
12:00 PM 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. 1:00 PM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 10 min.Alan Greenspan & Adrian Wooldridge, Capitalism in AmericaFormer Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan and the Economist's Adrian Wooldridge talked about ... Former Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan and the Economist's Adrian Wooldridge talked about the history of capitalism in America. 2:10 PM 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.
2:15 PM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 32 min.Free Minds Book ClubBookTV covered the Free Minds Book Club meeting which takes place twice a month with inmates at ... BookTV covered the Free Minds Book Club meeting which takes place twice a month with inmates at the Washington, DC Jail. 3:47 PM ESTApprox. 13 min.Wil Haygood, TigerlandBook TV attended the National Press Club's Book Fair and interviewed Wil Haygood about Columbus, ... Book TV attended the National Press Club's Book Fair and interviewed Wil Haygood about Columbus, Ohio, during the Civil Rights era. 4:00 PM 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.
5:00 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. 6:00 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. 7:00 PM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 15 min.John Carlin, Dawn of the Code WarJohn Carlin, former Assistant Attorney General for National Security, talked about the cyber ... John Carlin, former Assistant Attorney General for National Security, talked about the cyber threats facing the U.S. today.
8:15 PM ESTApprox. 45 min.Martine Kalaw, Illegal Among UsMartine Kalaw recounted her journey to becoming a U.S. citizen. Martine Kalaw recounted her journey to becoming a U.S. citizen. 9:00 PM ESTApprox. 1 hr.After Words Sebastian Gorka, Why We Fight'Former Trump Administration strategist Sebastian Gorka offers his thoughts on how the U.S. can ... Former Trump Administration strategist Sebastian Gorka offers his thoughts on how the U.S. can strengthen its national security. He's interviewed by Amb. Paula Dobriansky, fmr. Under Secretary of State for Global Affairs in the Bush administration. 10:00 PM ESTApprox. 56 min.Andrew Delbanco, The War Before the WarAndrew Delbanco, American studies professor at Columbia University, recounted the political and ... Andrew Delbanco, American studies professor at Columbia University, recounted the political and moral divisions that separated the United States in the lead-up to the Civil War. He was joined in conversation by New York Times editorial writer Brent Staples.
10:56 PM ESTApprox. 4 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.Sohaila Abdulali, What We Talk About When We Talk About RapeSohaila Abdulali, a survivor of rape, examined societal views on sexual assault and rape. Sohaila Abdulali, a survivor of rape, examined societal views on sexual assault and rape.
Monday, January 21
12:00 AM ESTApprox. 1 hr.After Words Sebastian Gorka, Why We Fight'Former Trump Administration strategist Sebastian Gorka offers his thoughts on how the U.S. can ... Former Trump Administration strategist Sebastian Gorka offers his thoughts on how the U.S. can strengthen its national security. He's interviewed by Amb. Paula Dobriansky, fmr. Under Secretary of State for Global Affairs in the Bush administration. 1:00 AM ESTApprox. 1 hr.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. 2:00 AM ESTApprox. 1 hr.Deborah Blum, The Poison SquadDeborah Blum, director of the Knight Science Journalism Program at MIT, reported on the science ... Deborah Blum, director of the Knight Science Journalism Program at MIT, reported on the science behind and the development of food safety regulations in the United States.
3:00 AM ESTApprox. 1 hr.After Words Sebastian Gorka, Why We Fight'Former Trump Administration strategist Sebastian Gorka offers his thoughts on how the U.S. can ... Former Trump Administration strategist Sebastian Gorka offers his thoughts on how the U.S. can strengthen its national security. He's interviewed by Amb. Paula Dobriansky, fmr. Under Secretary of State for Global Affairs in the Bush administration. 4:00 AM 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. 5:00 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.
6:17 AM ESTApprox. 34 min.Call-in with Michael Beschloss, Presidents of WarPresidential historian Michael Beschloss examined the complex decisions a Commander in Chief must ... Presidential historian Michael Beschloss examined the complex decisions a Commander in Chief must make while the country is at war. He discussed his book and took national viewer phone calls. 6:51 AM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 9 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.