Book TV Schedule

Week of February 12 through February 19

All times and durations are subject to change

Saturday, February 16
8:01 AM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 19 min.Amy Zegart and Herb Lin, Bytes, Bombs and SpiesHoover Institution fellows Amy Zegart and Herb Lin talked about the use of offensive cyber weapons ... Hoover Institution fellows Amy Zegart and Herb Lin talked about the use of offensive cyber weapons by the U.S. military. They were joined by George Washington University's Henry Farrell and Charles Glaser, both contributors to the book, and the National War College's Richard Andres, who moderated the discussion. 9:20 AM ESTApprox. 50 min.Jon Ward, Camelot's EndJon Ward, senior political correspondent for Yahoo News, recounted the 1980 Democratic ... Jon Ward, senior political correspondent for Yahoo News, recounted the 1980 Democratic presidential primary campaign between Senator Ted Kennedy and incumbent President Jimmy Carter. 10:10 AM ESTApprox. 50 min.Jon Meacham, The Soul of AmericaPulitzer Prize-winning biographer Jon Meacham looked at critical moments in American history and ... Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer Jon Meacham looked at critical moments in American history and how they relate to today. He spoke at the Rancho Mirage Writers Festival in California.
11:00 AM ESTApprox. 59 min.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. 11:59 AM ESTApprox. 2 hr. 7 min.Book TV Visits Springfield, IllinoisThe C-SPAN Cities Tour visited Sprinfield, Illinois to explore its literary community. The C-SPAN Cities Tour visited Sprinfield, Illinois to explore its literary community. 2:06 PM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 17 min.National African American Read-In BreakfastThe National African American Read-in, an event that promotes literacy during Black History Month, ... The National African American Read-in, an event that promotes literacy during Black History Month, held a breakfast to recognize the writing of African American authors in Washington, DC.
3:23 PM ESTApprox. 48 min.Discussion on Global TerrorismRonen Berman, "Rise and Kill First;" Ali Soufan, "Anatomy of Terror;" and Erroll Southers, ... Ronen Berman, "Rise and Kill First;" Ali Soufan, "Anatomy of Terror;" and Erroll Southers, "Homegrown Violent Extremism" discussed global terrorism at the Rancho Mirage Writers Festival in California. 4:11 PM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 7 min.Joel Simon, We Want to NegotiateCommittee to Protect Journalists executive director Joel Simon discussed the ethical, legal, and ... Committee to Protect Journalists executive director Joel Simon discussed the ethical, legal, and strategic considerations that go into hostage negotiations. 5:18 PM ESTApprox. 42 min.Shomari Wills, Black FortunesShomari Wills recalled the lives of six black entrepreneurs who achieved their wealth during the ... Shomari Wills recalled the lives of six black entrepreneurs who achieved their wealth during the 19th and 20th centuries. Self-taught chemist Annie Tumbo-Malone, creator of the first national brand of hair care products, and Robert Reed Church, once the largest landowner in Tennessee, are two of those profiled.
6:00 PM ESTApprox. 54 min.Emily Bernard, Black is the BodyEnglish professor Emily Bernard reflected on her experiences growing up black in America. English professor Emily Bernard reflected on her experiences growing up black in America. 6:54 PM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 28 min.Kathleen Day, Bankers, Bailouts, and the Struggle to Tame Wall StreetKathleen Day provided a history of the federal government's oversight of the financial sector. Kathleen Day provided a history of the federal government's oversight of the financial sector. 8:22 PM ESTApprox. 29 min.Laurence Leamer, Mar-A-LagoJournalist Laurence Leamer explored the significance of President Trump's retreat in Palm Beach, ... Journalist Laurence Leamer explored the significance of President Trump's retreat in Palm Beach, Florida.
8:51 PM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 7 min.Helen Zia, Last Boat Out of ShanghaiJournalist Helen Zia reported on the Chinese who fled Shanghai following the 1949 Communist ... Journalist Helen Zia reported on the Chinese who fled Shanghai following the 1949 Communist Revolution. 9:58 PM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 2 min.After Words Jill Abramson, Merchants of TruthFormer New York Times executive editor Jill Abramson reported on the state of the news business ... Former New York Times executive editor Jill Abramson reported on the state of the news business with the influx of new technologies. She was interviewed by Vivian Schiller, former president and CEO of NPR. 11:00 PM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 3 min.Howard Schultz, From the Ground UpFormer Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz discussed his life, career, and potential presidential ... Former Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz discussed his life, career, and potential presidential candidacy. He was joined in conversation by William Kristol, founder of the Weekly Standard.
Sunday, February 17
12:03 AM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 8 min.Tom Hansell, After CoalAuthor and documentary filmmaker Tom Hansell reported on coal communities in central Appalachia ... Author and documentary filmmaker Tom Hansell reported on coal communities in central Appalachia and South Wales and their efforts to develop a sustainable economy as coal mining in the region declines. 1:11 AM ESTApprox. 49 min.Rancho Mirage Writers Festival Discussion on D-DayHistorians Antony Beevor, Rick Atkinson, Douglas Brinkley, and Susan Eisenhower discussed D-Day at ... Historians Antony Beevor, Rick Atkinson, Douglas Brinkley, and Susan Eisenhower discussed D-Day at the Rancho Mirage Writers Festival in California. 2:00 AM ESTApprox. 30 min.The Communicators Susan CrawfordSusan Crawford, Harvard law school professor and WIRED columnist, talked about her book "Fiber." ... Susan Crawford, Harvard law school professor and WIRED columnist, talked about her book "Fiber." She contends that huge corporations are providing sub-par internet access to Americans while in many nations, internet access is plentiful and costs less.
2:30 AM ESTApprox. 1 hr.Rob Reich, Just GivingStanford University professor Rob Reich examined the role of philanthropy in a democracy. Stanford University professor Rob Reich examined the role of philanthropy in a democracy. 3:30 AM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 10 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. 4:40 AM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 5 min.Joe Strupp, Killing JournalismJournalist Joe Strupp reported on the news media and its future. Journalist Joe Strupp reported on the news media and its future.
5:45 AM ESTApprox. 46 min.Discussion on DemocracyHistorian Anne Applebaum, biographer Jon Meacham, columnist Bret Stephens, and former world chess ... Historian Anne Applebaum, biographer Jon Meacham, columnist Bret Stephens, and former world chess champion Garry Kasparov discussed the state of global democracy. They spoke at the Rancho Mirage Writers Festival in California. 6:31 AM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 14 min.Van Jackson, On the BrinkVan Jackson, who worked on U.S.-North Korea nuclear negotiations during the Obama administration, ... Van Jackson, who worked on U.S.-North Korea nuclear negotiations during the Obama administration, talked about the threat of nuclear war between the U.S. and North Korea today. 7:45 AM ESTApprox. 55 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."
8:40 AM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 20 min.Richard Gergel, Unexampled CourageFederal Judge Richard Gergel recalled the blinding of African American World War II veteran Isaac ... Federal Judge Richard Gergel recalled the blinding of African American World War II veteran Isaac Woodard by South Carolina police in 1946 and the subsequent political and judicial response. Judge Gergel was joined in conversation by Isaac Woodward's nephew, Robert Young, and NAACP Legal Defense Fund president, Sherrilyn Ifill. 10:00 AM ESTApprox. 2 hr.Book TV Visits Springfield, IllinoisThe C-SPAN Cities Tour visited Sprinfield, Illinois to explore its literary community. The C-SPAN Cities Tour visited Sprinfield, Illinois to explore its literary community. 12:00 PM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 4 min.After Words Shoshana Zuboff, The Age of Surveillance Capitalism'Shoshana Zuboff examined the growing business of collecting and selling consumer data. She was ... Shoshana Zuboff examined the growing business of collecting and selling consumer data. She was interviewed by Nilay Patel, editor in chief of The Verge.
1:04 PM ESTApprox. 56 min.DaMaris Hill, A Bound Woman Is a Dangerous ThingUniversity of Kentucky professor DaMaris Hill chronicled the lives of African-American women in ... University of Kentucky professor DaMaris Hill chronicled the lives of African-American women in social and political movements, from Harriet Tubman to today. 2:00 PM ESTApprox. 1 hr.Q&A Ross DouthatNew York Times columnist Ross Douthat discussed his book, "To Change the Church: Pope Francis and ... New York Times columnist Ross Douthat discussed his book, "To Change the Church: Pope Francis and the Future of Catholicism." 3:00 PM ESTApprox. 2 hr. 25 min.Author Discussion on TechnologyAuthors discussed the business and politics of technology. Authors discussed the business and politics of technology.
5:25 PM ESTApprox. 25 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. 5:50 PM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 10 min.Helen Zia, Last Boat Out of ShanghaiJournalist Helen Zia reported on the Chinese who fled Shanghai following the 1949 Communist ... Journalist Helen Zia reported on the Chinese who fled Shanghai following the 1949 Communist Revolution. 7:00 PM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 2 min.Howard Schultz, From the Ground UpFormer Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz discussed his life, career, and potential presidential ... Former Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz discussed his life, career, and potential presidential candidacy. He was joined in conversation by William Kristol, founder of the Weekly Standard.
8:02 PM ESTApprox. 58 min.Michael Tomasky, If We Can Keep ItDaily Beast columnist Michael Tomasky examined the history of American democracy and offered his ... Daily Beast columnist Michael Tomasky examined the history of American democracy and offered his thoughts on how to move beyond partisan politics and make representative government work again. 9:00 PM ESTApprox. 1 hr.After Words Jill Abramson, Merchants of TruthFormer New York Times executive editor Jill Abramson reported on the state of the news business ... Former New York Times executive editor Jill Abramson reported on the state of the news business with the influx of new technologies. She was interviewed by Vivian Schiller, former president and CEO of NPR. 10:00 PM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 5 min.Lee Bollinger and Geoffrey Stone, The Free Speech CenturyColumbia University President Lee Bollinger and 1st Amendment scholar Geoffrey Stone examined the ... Columbia University President Lee Bollinger and 1st Amendment scholar Geoffrey Stone examined the evolution of free speech since the Supreme Court's 1919 ruling which decided that freedom of speech could be restricted if the words spoken or printed posed a clear and present danger to society.
11:05 PM ESTApprox. 55 min.Emily Bernard, Black is the BodyEnglish professor Emily Bernard reflected on her experiences growing up black in America. English professor Emily Bernard reflected on her experiences growing up black in America.
Monday, February 18
12:00 AM ESTApprox. 1 hr.After Words Jill Abramson, Merchants of TruthFormer New York Times executive editor Jill Abramson reported on the state of the news business ... Former New York Times executive editor Jill Abramson reported on the state of the news business with the influx of new technologies. She was interviewed by Vivian Schiller, former president and CEO of NPR. 1:00 AM ESTApprox. 50 min.Karl Rove on PoliticsKarl Rove, author and former senior adviser to President George W. Bush, weighed in on the current ... Karl Rove, author and former senior adviser to President George W. Bush, weighed in on the current state of national politics. He spoke at the Rancho Mirage Writers Festival in California. 1:50 AM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 10 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.
3:00 AM ESTApprox. 1 hr.After Words Jill Abramson, Merchants of TruthFormer New York Times executive editor Jill Abramson reported on the state of the news business ... Former New York Times executive editor Jill Abramson reported on the state of the news business with the influx of new technologies. She was interviewed by Vivian Schiller, former president and CEO of NPR. 4:00 AM ESTApprox. 2 hr. 25 min.Author Discussion on TechnologyAuthors discussed the business and politics of technology. Authors discussed the business and politics of technology. 6:25 AM ESTApprox. 35 min.The Communicators Susan CrawfordSusan Crawford, Harvard law school professor and WIRED columnist, talked about her book "Fiber." ... Susan Crawford, Harvard law school professor and WIRED columnist, talked about her book "Fiber." She contends that huge corporations are providing sub-par internet access to Americans while in many nations, internet access is plentiful and costs less.
7:00 AM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 1 min.Adam Hochschild, Lessons from a Dark Time and Other EssaysAdam Hochschild discussed his essays on the fight for social justice around the world. Adam Hochschild discussed his essays on the fight for social justice around the world.