Book TV Schedule

Week of March 15 through March 22

All times and durations are subject to change

Saturday, March 16
8:00 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 20 min.Alex Berenson, "Tell Your Children"Journalist Alex Berenson reported on research linking marijuana use to mental illness and ... Journalist Alex Berenson reported on research linking marijuana use to mental illness and violence. 9:20 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 10 min.Tom Hansell, "After Coal"Author 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. 10:30 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 30 min.Discussion of Alex Haley's "The Autobiography of Malcolm X"A panel of scholars discussed the manuscript of Alex Haley's "The Autobiography of Malcolm X" with ... A panel of scholars discussed the manuscript of Alex Haley's "The Autobiography of Malcolm X" with a focus on the late author's edit and notes, as well as an unpublished chapter.
12:00 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 10 min.Book TV Visits Cedar Rapids, IowaThe C-SPAN Cities Tour visited Cedar Rapids, Iowa to explore its literary community. The C-SPAN Cities Tour visited Cedar Rapids, Iowa to explore its literary community. 1:10 PM EDTApprox. 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. 2:00 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 15 min.Thomas Mallon, "Landfall"Thomas Mallon discussed the final book in his historical fiction trilogy on the presidency, which ... Thomas Mallon discussed the final book in his historical fiction trilogy on the presidency, which began with Wategate and ends with the George W. Bush administration.
3:15 PM EDTApprox. 47 min.Larry Loftis, "Code Name, Lise"Larry Loftis recounted the life of Odette Sansom, a British spy operating in France during World ... Larry Loftis recounted the life of Odette Sansom, a British spy operating in France during World War II. 4:02 PM EDTApprox. 47 min.Lynne Olson, "Madame Fourcade's Secret War"Lynne Olson recalled the life of Marie-Madeleine Fourcade, the leader of the French Resistance ... Lynne Olson recalled the life of Marie-Madeleine Fourcade, the leader of the French Resistance intelligence organization, Alliance, during World War II. The author reported that Fourcade's network supplied vital information during the War and despite being captured twice by the Gestapo, she survived and was involved in postwar French politics. 4:49 PM EDTApprox. 54 min.David Horowitz, "Dark Agenda"David Horowitz argued that the political left is attacking Christianity. David Horowitz argued that the political left is attacking Christianity.
5:43 PM EDTApprox. 17 min.After Words Jill Abramson, "Merchants of Truth"Former 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. 6:00 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 20 min.Bernard-Henri Levy, "The Empire and the Five Kings"Bernard-Henri Levy argued that America's retreat from the world stage has resulted in the rise of ... Bernard-Henri Levy argued that America's retreat from the world stage has resulted in the rise of five new powers - Russia, China, Turkey, Iran, and Sunni radical groups - that threaten Western values. 7:20 PM EDTApprox. 35 min.Interview with Jennifer Egan, President of PEN AmericaBookTV talked to Jennifer Egan, president of PEN America, about the organization's efforts to ... BookTV talked to Jennifer Egan, president of PEN America, about the organization's efforts to highlight free speech and humanitarian issues in the publishing world.
7:55 PM EDTApprox. 2 hr. 5 min.2019 PEN America Literary AwardsBook TV presented coverage of the 2019 PEN America Literary Awards, which recognizes books in a ... Book TV presented coverage of the 2019 PEN America Literary Awards, which recognizes books in a range of categories, from biography and science writing to essays and poetry. 10:00 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr.After Words Angela Stent, "Putin's World"Georgetown University professor Angela Stent examined Russia's foreign policy and international ... Georgetown University professor Angela Stent examined Russia's foreign policy and international goals. She was interviewed by Representative Dina Titus (D-NV), a member of the Foreign Affairs Committee. 11:00 PM EDTApprox. 35 min.Bob Langert, "The Battle to Do Good"Former McDonald's executive Bob Langert chronicled the company's journey to address societal ... Former McDonald's executive Bob Langert chronicled the company's journey to address societal issues such as obesity, animal welfare, and recycling.
11:35 PM EDTApprox. 25 min.Oren Cass, "The Once and Future Worker"Oren 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.
Sunday, March 17
12:00 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 2 min.Raghuram Rajan, "The Third Pillar"Former IMF chief economist Raghuram Rajan talked about the negative impact of economic ... Former IMF chief economist Raghuram Rajan talked about the negative impact of economic globalization on our communities and what should be done reverse the trend. 1:02 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 5 min.Author Discussion on Political PartisanshipAuthors Carol Anderson, "One Person, No Vote;" Luis Alberto Urrea, "The House of Broken Angels;" ... Authors Carol Anderson, "One Person, No Vote;" Luis Alberto Urrea, "The House of Broken Angels;" and Noa Baum, "A Land Twice Promised;" offered their thoughts on political partisanship at the 11th annual Tucson Festival of Books. 2:07 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 8 min.John Marini, "Unmasking the Administrative State"Claremont Institute's John Marini argued that the three branches of government's power has been ... Claremont Institute's John Marini argued that the three branches of government's power has been usurped by what he calls the "administrative state."
3:15 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 15 min.Irshad Manji, "Don't Label Me"Founder of the Moral Courage Project, Irshad Manji offered her thoughts on how society can have ... Founder of the Moral Courage Project, Irshad Manji offered her thoughts on how society can have diversity in thoughts and ideas without labeling people. 4:30 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr.Chris Stirewalt, "Every Man a King"Fox News political editor Chris Stirewalt provides a history of American populism. Fox News political editor Chris Stirewalt provides a history of American populism. 5:30 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 31 min.David Sloan Wilson, "This View of Life"Biology professor David Sloan Wilson argues that evolution should be used to improve medicine, ... Biology professor David Sloan Wilson argues that evolution should be used to improve medicine, industry, climate change, and more.
7:01 AM EDTApprox. 49 min.William Knoedelseder, "Fins"Journalist William Knoedelseder reported on the rise of General Motors and the Detroit auto ... Journalist William Knoedelseder reported on the rise of General Motors and the Detroit auto industry in the 1920s. 7:50 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 10 min.Frederick Douglass Book PrizeBook TV presented coverage of the 20th annual Frederick Douglass Book Prize awarded by the Gilder ... Book TV presented coverage of the 20th annual Frederick Douglass Book Prize awarded by the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History. This year's winners were Erica Armstrong Dunbar, "Never Caught," and Tiya Miles, "The Dawn of Detroit." 9:00 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr.Q&A Caitriona PerryInterview with Caitriona Perry, author of "In America" Interview with Caitriona Perry, author of "In America"
10:00 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 10 min.Book TV Visits Cedar Rapids, IowaThe C-SPAN Cities Tour visited Cedar Rapids, Iowa to explore its literary community. The C-SPAN Cities Tour visited Cedar Rapids, Iowa to explore its literary community. 11:10 AM EDTApprox. 52 min.Anthony Jack, "The Privileged Poor"Harvard professor Anthony Jack shared his thoughts on the challenges disadvantaged students face ... Harvard professor Anthony Jack shared his thoughts on the challenges disadvantaged students face at higher education institutions. 12:02 PM EDTApprox. 58 min.After Words Sen. Doug Jones, "Bending Toward Justice"Senator Doug Jones (D-AL) recounted his prosecution of two former KKK members involved in the 1963 ... Senator Doug Jones (D-AL) recounted his prosecution of two former KKK members involved in the 1963 Birmingham church bombing that killed four black girls. He's interviewed by author and journalist Diane McWhorter.
1:00 PM EDTApprox. 35 min.Interview with Jennifer Egan, President of PEN AmericaBookTV talked to Jennifer Egan, president of PEN America, about the organization's efforts to ... BookTV talked to Jennifer Egan, president of PEN America, about the organization's efforts to highlight free speech and humanitarian issues in the publishing world. 1:35 PM EDTApprox. 2 hr.2019 PEN America Literary AwardsBook TV presented coverage of the 2019 PEN America Literary Awards, which recognizes books in a ... Book TV presented coverage of the 2019 PEN America Literary Awards, which recognizes books in a range of categories, from biography and science writing to essays and poetry. 3:35 PM EDTApprox. 46 min.Bret Stephens on ConservatismPulitzer Prize-winning columnist and author Bret Stephens offered his thoughts on the state of ... Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist and author Bret Stephens offered his thoughts on the state of conservatism. He spoke at the Rancho Mirage Writers Festival.
4:21 PM EDTApprox. 9 min.Origins of the Qur'anThe Qur'an is a sacred book used in the practice of Islam. Imam Taha Tawil explained the origins ... The Qur'an is a sacred book used in the practice of Islam. Imam Taha Tawil explained the origins of this religious text and addressed misconceptions about its teachings. 4:30 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr.Author Discussion on Criminal JusticeAuthors Shane Bauer, "American Prison;" Lara Bazelon, "Rectify," Albert Woodfox, "Solitary;" and ... Authors Shane Bauer, "American Prison;" Lara Bazelon, "Rectify," Albert Woodfox, "Solitary;" and Margaret Regan, "Detained and Deported;" discussed the criminal justice system at the 11th annual Tucson Festival of Books. 5:30 PM EDTApprox. 21 min.Call-in with Shane Bauer, "America Prison"Journalist Shane Bauer, author of "American Prison," took viewer phone calls on the prison system ... Journalist Shane Bauer, author of "American Prison," took viewer phone calls on the prison system at the 11th annual Tucson Festival of Books.
5:51 PM EDTApprox. 39 min.Bob Langert, "The Battle to Do Good"Former McDonald's executive Bob Langert chronicled the company's journey to address societal ... Former McDonald's executive Bob Langert chronicled the company's journey to address societal issues such as obesity, animal welfare, and recycling. 6:30 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 2 min.Patrick Radden Keefe, "Say Nothing"Patrick Radden Keefe talked about the murder of a 38-year-old mother of ten in Belfast during the ... Patrick Radden Keefe talked about the murder of a 38-year-old mother of ten in Belfast during the decades-long conflict in Northern Ireland known as the Troubles. 7:32 PM EDTApprox. 25 min.Interview with Michele Cobb, Executive Director of the Audio Publishers AssociationBookTV talked to Michelle Cobb, executive director of the Audio Publishers Association, about the ... BookTV talked to Michelle Cobb, executive director of the Audio Publishers Association, about the current state of audio books.
7:57 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 6 min.2019 Audie AwardsThe Audio Publishers Association presented the 2019 Audie Awards, "recognizing distinction in ... The Audio Publishers Association presented the 2019 Audie Awards, "recognizing distinction in audiobooks and spoken-word entertainment." 9:03 PM EDTApprox. 57 min.After Words Angela Stent, "Putin's World"Georgetown University professor Angela Stent examined Russia's foreign policy and international ... Georgetown University professor Angela Stent examined Russia's foreign policy and international goals. She was interviewed by Representative Dina Titus (D-NV), a member of the Foreign Affairs Committee. 10:00 PM EDTApprox. 53 min.David Horowitz, "Dark Agenda"David Horowitz argued that the political left is attacking Christianity. David Horowitz argued that the political left is attacking Christianity.
10:53 PM EDTApprox. 7 min.After Words Andrew McCabe, "The Threat"Former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe discussed his career, the FBI, and his firing from the ... Former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe discussed his career, the FBI, and his firing from the Bureau. He was interviewed by New York Times reporter Adam Goldman. 11:00 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr.Philip K. Howard, "Try Common Sense"Common Good founder Philip Howard offered his thoughts on how to create a more practical and ... Common Good founder Philip Howard offered his thoughts on how to create a more practical and accountable form of government.
Monday, March 18
12:00 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr.After Words Angela Stent, "Putin's World"Georgetown University professor Angela Stent examined Russia's foreign policy and international ... Georgetown University professor Angela Stent examined Russia's foreign policy and international goals. She was interviewed by Representative Dina Titus (D-NV), a member of the Foreign Affairs Committee. 1:00 AM EDTApprox. 50 min.Lynne Olson, "Madame Fourcade's Secret War"Lynne Olson recalled the life of Marie-Madeleine Fourcade, the leader of the French Resistance ... Lynne Olson recalled the life of Marie-Madeleine Fourcade, the leader of the French Resistance intelligence organization, Alliance, during World War II. The author reported that Fourcade's network supplied vital information during the War and despite being captured twice by the Gestapo, she survived and was involved in postwar French politics. 1:50 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 10 min.Tom Hansell, "After Coal"Author 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.
3:00 AM EDTApprox. 55 min.After Words Angela Stent, "Putin's World"Georgetown University professor Angela Stent examined Russia's foreign policy and international ... Georgetown University professor Angela Stent examined Russia's foreign policy and international goals. She was interviewed by Representative Dina Titus (D-NV), a member of the Foreign Affairs Committee. 3:55 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 10 min.Joel Simon, "We Want to Negotiate"Committee 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. 5:05 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 6 min.Author Discussion on American HistoryAuthors H.W. Brands, "Heirs of the Founders;" Stephen Fried, "Appetite for America;" and Greg ... Authors H.W. Brands, "Heirs of the Founders;" Stephen Fried, "Appetite for America;" and Greg Grandin, "The End of the Myth;" discussed their respective history books at the 11th annual Tucson Festival of Books.
6:11 AM EDTApprox. 18 min.Call-in with H.W. Brands, "Heirs of the Founders"Historian H.W. Brands took viewer phone calls on his book, "Heirs of the Founders," at the 11th ... Historian H.W. Brands took viewer phone calls on his book, "Heirs of the Founders," at the 11th annual Tucson Festival of Books. 6:29 AM EDTApprox. 26 min.Interview with Michele Cobb, Executive Director of the Audio Publishers AssociationBookTV talked to Michelle Cobb, executive director of the Audio Publishers Association, about the ... BookTV talked to Michelle Cobb, executive director of the Audio Publishers Association, about the current state of audio books. 6:55 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 5 min.2019 Audie AwardsThe Audio Publishers Association presented the 2019 Audie Awards, "recognizing distinction in ... The Audio Publishers Association presented the 2019 Audie Awards, "recognizing distinction in audiobooks and spoken-word entertainment."