Book TV Schedule

Week of April 15 through April 22

All times and durations are subject to change

Saturday, April 20
8:01 AM EDTApprox. 59 min.Steffanie Strathdee & Thomas Patterson, "The Perfect Predator"Epidemiologist Steffanie Strathdee and evolutionary sociobiologist Thomas Patterson described Dr. ... Epidemiologist Steffanie Strathdee and evolutionary sociobiologist Thomas Patterson described Dr. Strathdee's search for a cure for an antibiotic resistent super bug that almost killed Dr. Patterson. 9:00 AM EDTApprox. 31 min.The Communicators Tom Wheeler, "From Gutenberg to Google"Former Obama administration Federal Communications Commission Chair Tom Wheeler talked about about ... Former Obama administration Federal Communications Commission Chair Tom Wheeler talked about about his new book, "From Gutenberg to Google: The History of Our Future," in which he outlines technological advances such as railroads and the telegraph, the printing press, computers and search engines such as Google. 9:31 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.
11:02 AM EDTApprox. 57 min.Samantha Allen, "Real Queer America"Daily Beast senior reporter Samantha Allen looked at the growing LGBT communities in red states. Daily Beast senior reporter Samantha Allen looked at the growing LGBT communities in red states. 11:59 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 1 min.C-SPAN Cities Tour visits Rochester, MNC-SPAN Cities Tour visited Rochester, MN to feature its local authors. C-SPAN Cities Tour visited Rochester, MN to feature its local authors. 1:00 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr.Jeremy Brown, "Influenza"The National Institute of Health's Jeremy Brown provided a history of the 1918 flu pandemic, which ... The National Institute of Health's Jeremy Brown provided a history of the 1918 flu pandemic, which killed between 50-100 million people, and offered his thoughts on how prepared we are for the next pandemic.
2:00 PM EDTApprox. 44 min.Anna Merlan, "Republic of Lies"Journalist Anna Merlan looked at how conspiracy theories take root in society. Journalist Anna Merlan looked at how conspiracy theories take root in society. 2:44 PM EDTApprox. 43 min.Hector Garcia, "Sex, Power, and Partisanship"University of Texas professor Hector Garcia explored why people hold certain political ideas ... University of Texas professor Hector Garcia explored why people hold certain political ideas through the lens of evolutionary science. 3:27 PM EDTApprox. 41 min.Hugh Fitzsimons, "A Rock Between Two Rivers"Hugh Fitzsimons reflected on the impact of fracking on his family's ranch. Hugh Fitzsimons reflected on the impact of fracking on his family's ranch.
4:08 PM EDTApprox. 57 min.Author Discussion on WritingAuthors Steve Luxenberg and Helen Thorpe discussed their writing routines and the challenges faced ... Authors Steve Luxenberg and Helen Thorpe discussed their writing routines and the challenges faced by nonfiction authors. 5:05 PM EDTApprox. 44 min.Marie Brenner, "A Private War"Marie Brenner chronicled the last days of war correspondent Marie Colvin, who died in 2012 while ... Marie Brenner chronicled the last days of war correspondent Marie Colvin, who died in 2012 while covering the Syrian Civil War. 5:49 PM EDTApprox. 45 min.Monica Muñoz Martinez, "The Injustice Never Leaves You"Brown University professor Monica Martinez provided a history of ethnic violence along the ... Brown University professor Monica Martinez provided a history of ethnic violence along the Texas-Mexico borderlands in the early 1900's.
6:34 PM EDTApprox. 50 min.Douglas Brinkley, "American Moonshot"Historian Douglas Brinkley recounted President Kennedy's commitment to space exploration and the ... Historian Douglas Brinkley recounted President Kennedy's commitment to space exploration and the 1969 moon landing. 7:24 PM EDTApprox. 56 min.Taya Kyle, "American Spirit"Taya Kyle, widow of "American Sniper" Chris Kyle, shared stories of American spirit through people ... Taya Kyle, widow of "American Sniper" Chris Kyle, shared stories of American spirit through people she's met around the country. 8:20 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 40 min.Bettina Love, "We Want to Do More Than Survive"University of Georgia professor Bettina Love shared her thoughts on how educators, parents, and ... University of Georgia professor Bettina Love shared her thoughts on how educators, parents, and community leaders can advocate for "education freedom" for students through civic engagement and activism.
10:00 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr.After Words Arthur Brooks, " Love Your Enemies"Longtime American Enterprise Institute president Arthur Brooks offered strategies on how to bridge ... Longtime American Enterprise Institute president Arthur Brooks offered strategies on how to bridge the political divide in America. He's interviewed by Sen. Ben Sasse (R-NE). 11:00 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr.Julie Albright, "Left to Their Own Devices"Julie Albright explored the intersection of social behavior and technology and argued that ... Julie Albright explored the intersection of social behavior and technology and argued that technology has created the largest generational gap thus far.
Sunday, April 21
12:00 AM EDTApprox. 43 min.Anna Merlan, "Republic of Lies"Journalist Anna Merlan looked at how conspiracy theories take root in society. Journalist Anna Merlan looked at how conspiracy theories take root in society. 12:43 AM EDTApprox. 44 min.Hector Garcia, "Sex, Power, and Partisanship"University of Texas professor Hector Garcia explored why people hold certain political ideas ... University of Texas professor Hector Garcia explored why people hold certain political ideas through the lens of evolutionary science. 1:27 AM EDTApprox. 41 min.Hugh Fitzsimons, "A Rock Between Two Rivers"Hugh Fitzsimons reflected on the impact of fracking on his family's ranch. Hugh Fitzsimons reflected on the impact of fracking on his family's ranch.
2:08 AM EDTApprox. 56 min.Author Discussion on WritingAuthors Steve Luxenberg and Helen Thorpe discussed their writing routines and the challenges faced ... Authors Steve Luxenberg and Helen Thorpe discussed their writing routines and the challenges faced by nonfiction authors. 3:04 AM EDTApprox. 44 min.Marie Brenner, "A Private War"Marie Brenner chronicled the last days of war correspondent Marie Colvin, who died in 2012 while ... Marie Brenner chronicled the last days of war correspondent Marie Colvin, who died in 2012 while covering the Syrian Civil War. 3:48 AM EDTApprox. 45 min.Monica Muñoz Martinez, "The Injustice Never Leaves You"Brown University professor Monica Martinez provided a history of ethnic violence along the ... Brown University professor Monica Martinez provided a history of ethnic violence along the Texas-Mexico borderlands in the early 1900's.
4:33 AM EDTApprox. 52 min.Douglas Brinkley, "American Moonshot"Historian Douglas Brinkley recounted President Kennedy's commitment to space exploration and the ... Historian Douglas Brinkley recounted President Kennedy's commitment to space exploration and the 1969 moon landing. 5:25 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 20 min.Timothy Carney, "Alienated America"The Washington Examiner's Tim Carney offered his thoughts on why the American dream is less ... The Washington Examiner's Tim Carney offered his thoughts on why the American dream is less attainable today. 6:45 AM EDTApprox. 5 min.Driving Tour of Downtown RochesterTour the city of Rochester, Minnesota in a trolley. Tour guide Dan Butterfass took our cameras on ... Tour the city of Rochester, Minnesota in a trolley. Tour guide Dan Butterfass took our cameras on a tour of downtown Rochester and the Mayo Clinic campus.
6:50 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 25 min.Kyle Swenson, "Good Kids, Bad City"The Washington Post's Kyle Swenson reported on the wrongful conviction of three African-American ... The Washington Post's Kyle Swenson reported on the wrongful conviction of three African-American youth in Cleveland in the 1970s who served almost four decades in prison before being exonerated in 2014. 8:15 AM EDTApprox. 46 min.Cara Robertson, "The Trial of Lizzie Borden"Legal scholar Cara Robertson examined the murder trial of Lizzie Borden in 1893. The case received ... Legal scholar Cara Robertson examined the murder trial of Lizzie Borden in 1893. The case received international attention as Ms. Borden was tried for the murder of her father and step-mother in Falls River, Massachusetts. 9:01 AM EDTApprox. 59 min.Q&A Mark CheathemProfessor Mark Cheathem talked about his book," Andrew Jackson, Southerner." Topics included the ... Professor Mark Cheathem talked about his book," Andrew Jackson, Southerner." Topics included the 1828 presidential campaign between Presidents Andrew Jackson and John Quincy Adams, and President Donald Trump's comparisons between himself and President Jackson.
10:00 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr.C-SPAN Cities Tour visits Rochester, MNC-SPAN Cities Tour visited Rochester, MN to feature its local authors. C-SPAN Cities Tour visited Rochester, MN to feature its local authors. 11:00 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr.Katherine Marino, "Feminism for the Americas"UCLA professor Katherine Marino talked about the rise and impact of the women's rights movement in ... UCLA professor Katherine Marino talked about the rise and impact of the women's rights movement in the Americas. 12:00 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 30 min.Robert Brown, "You Can't Go Wrong Doing Right"Robert Brown recalled his life and government career, advising presidents on civil rights and ... Robert Brown recalled his life and government career, advising presidents on civil rights and black entrepreneurship.
1:30 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 2 min.Call-in with Larry ElderAuthor and radio show host Larry Elder took viewer phone calls at the 2019 Los Angeles Times ... Author and radio show host Larry Elder took viewer phone calls at the 2019 Los Angeles Times Festival of Books. 2:32 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 38 min.Bettina Love, "We Want to Do More Than Survive"University of Georgia professor Bettina Love shared her thoughts on how educators, parents, and ... University of Georgia professor Bettina Love shared her thoughts on how educators, parents, and community leaders can advocate for "education freedom" for students through civic engagement and activism. 4:10 PM EDTApprox. 50 min.Cara Robertson, "The Trial of Lizzie Borden"Legal scholar Cara Robertson examined the murder trial of Lizzie Borden in 1893. The case received ... Legal scholar Cara Robertson examined the murder trial of Lizzie Borden in 1893. The case received international attention as Ms. Borden was tried for the murder of her father and step-mother in Falls River, Massachusetts.
5:00 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr.Q&A Mark CheathemProfessor Mark Cheathem talked about his book," Andrew Jackson, Southerner." Topics included the ... Professor Mark Cheathem talked about his book," Andrew Jackson, Southerner." Topics included the 1828 presidential campaign between Presidents Andrew Jackson and John Quincy Adams, and President Donald Trump's comparisons between himself and President Jackson. 6:00 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 31 min.Mark Rose, "Market Rules"Mark Rose talked about the politics that have shaped the U.S. banking industry since the 1970s. Mark Rose talked about the politics that have shaped the U.S. banking industry since the 1970s. 7:31 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 29 min.Reshma Saujani, "Brave, Not Perfect"Girls Who Code founder Reshma Saujani discussed her career, activism, and the feminist movement. Girls Who Code founder Reshma Saujani discussed her career, activism, and the feminist movement.
9:00 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr.After Words Arthur Brooks, " Love Your Enemies"Longtime American Enterprise Institute president Arthur Brooks offered strategies on how to bridge ... Longtime American Enterprise Institute president Arthur Brooks offered strategies on how to bridge the political divide in America. He's interviewed by Sen. Ben Sasse (R-NE). 10:00 PM EDTApprox. 59 min.Amber Tamblyn, "Era of Ignition"Actor and Times Up co-founder Amber Tamblyn offered her thoughts on political activism. Actor and Times Up co-founder Amber Tamblyn offered her thoughts on political activism. 10:59 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 1 min.Joan Biskupic, "The Chief"Legal analyst and Supreme Court biographer Joan Biskupic profiled Chief Justice John Roberts. She ... Legal analyst and Supreme Court biographer Joan Biskupic profiled Chief Justice John Roberts. She was joined in conversation by Marcia Coyle, chief Washington correspondent for the National Law Journal.
Monday, April 22
12:00 AM EDTApprox. 59 min.After Words Arthur Brooks, " Love Your Enemies"Longtime American Enterprise Institute president Arthur Brooks offered strategies on how to bridge ... Longtime American Enterprise Institute president Arthur Brooks offered strategies on how to bridge the political divide in America. He's interviewed by Sen. Ben Sasse (R-NE). 12:59 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 6 min.James Vlahos, "Talk To Me"James Vlahos reported on the rise and future of voice computing, like Siri, Google, and Alexa. James Vlahos reported on the rise and future of voice computing, like Siri, Google, and Alexa. 2:05 AM EDTApprox. 54 min.Taya Kyle, "American Spirit"Taya Kyle, widow of "American Sniper" Chris Kyle, shared stories of American spirit through people ... Taya Kyle, widow of "American Sniper" Chris Kyle, shared stories of American spirit through people she's met around the country.
2:59 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr.After Words Arthur Brooks, " Love Your Enemies"Longtime American Enterprise Institute president Arthur Brooks offered strategies on how to bridge ... Longtime American Enterprise Institute president Arthur Brooks offered strategies on how to bridge the political divide in America. He's interviewed by Sen. Ben Sasse (R-NE). 3:59 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr.Carolyn Forche, "What You Have Heard Is True"Author and activist Carolyn Forche recalled her time in El Salvador during the lead-up to that ... Author and activist Carolyn Forche recalled her time in El Salvador during the lead-up to that country's civil war in the late 1970s. She was joined in conversation by author Beth Kephart. 4:59 AM EDTApprox. 55 min.Sara Georgini, "Household Gods"Sara Georgini talked about the religious lives of President John Adams and his family. Sara Georgini talked about the religious lives of President John Adams and his family.
5:54 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 6 min.Clive Thompson, "Coders"Clive Thompson reported on the humans behind algorithms and codes and explored the politics and ... Clive Thompson reported on the humans behind algorithms and codes and explored the politics and moral implications of coding. 7:00 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr.Michael Mandelbaum, "The Rise and Fall of Peace on Earth"Michael Mandelbaum argued that the peace created around the world with the fall of the Soviet ... Michael Mandelbaum argued that the peace created around the world with the fall of the Soviet Union is being dismantled today by Russia, China, and Iran.