Book TV Schedule

Week of May 16 through May 23

All times and durations are subject to change

Saturday, May 18
8:01 AM EDTApprox. 40 min.Jessie Morgan-Owens, "Girl in Black and White"Jessie Morgan-Owens recounted the life of Mary Mildred Williams, a 7-year old who became the face ... Jessie Morgan-Owens recounted the life of Mary Mildred Williams, a 7-year old who became the face of the abolitionist movement in the mid-19th century. The author reported that due to generations of sexual assault, Mary "passed" as white, which was capitalized on by Massachusetts Senator Charles Sumner to garner the sympathy of white audiences and promote his anti-slavery efforts. 8:41 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 34 min.Jeff Bergner, "The Vanishing Congress"Jeff Bergner took a critical look at the U.S. Congress and compared its power today to what was ... Jeff Bergner took a critical look at the U.S. Congress and compared its power today to what was envisoned by the Founders. 10:15 AM EDTApprox. 53 min.LIVE 2019 Gaithersburg Book Festival
11:08 AM EDTApprox. 7 min.What Are You Reading with Representative Mike BostRep. Mike Bost (R-IL) shared his reading list with Book TV. Rep. Mike Bost (R-IL) shared his reading list with Book TV. 11:15 AM EDTApprox. 5 hr. 54 min.LIVE 2019 Gaithersburg Book Festival 5:09 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 19 min.C-SPAN Cities Tour visits MilwaukeeC-SPAN Cities Tour visited Milwaukee to learn about its history and feature the city's local ... C-SPAN Cities Tour visited Milwaukee to learn about its history and feature the city's local authors.
6:28 PM EDTApprox. 2 min.What Are You Reading with Representative Buddy CarterRep. Buddy Carter (R-GA) shared his reading list with Book TV. Rep. Buddy Carter (R-GA) shared his reading list with Book TV. 6:30 PM EDTApprox. 35 min.Nick Adams, "Class Dismissed"Nick Adams argued that young people can achieve the American Dream without going to college. Nick Adams argued that young people can achieve the American Dream without going to college. 7:05 PM EDTApprox. 5 min.What Are You Reading with Representative Mike BostRep. Mike Bost (R-IL) shared his reading list with Book TV. Rep. Mike Bost (R-IL) shared his reading list with Book TV.
7:10 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 21 min.Memorial Service for Former Librarian of Congress James BillingtonLibrarian of Congress Carla Hayden, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), Senate Majority ... Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), and others paid tribute to the late James Billington, who served as Librarian of Congress from 1987-2015. 8:31 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 29 min.Michael Brendan Dougherty, "My Father Left Me Ireland"National Review senior editor Michael Brendan Dougherty offered his thoughts on nationalism and ... National Review senior editor Michael Brendan Dougherty offered his thoughts on nationalism and identity as the son of an absentee Irish father and Irish-American single mother. 10:00 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr.After Words Anuradha Bhagwati, "Unbecoming"'Anuradha Bhagwati detailed her time in the Marine Corps and her efforts to overturn the ban on ... Anuradha Bhagwati detailed her time in the Marine Corps and her efforts to overturn the ban on women in combat. She was interviewed by Lt. Colonel Kate Germano, author of "Fight Like a Girl."
11:00 PM EDTApprox. 49 min.Myron Magnet, "Clarence Thomas and the Lost Constitution"Myron Magnet looked at Clarence Thomas' tenure on the Supreme Court and examined many of his ... Myron Magnet looked at Clarence Thomas' tenure on the Supreme Court and examined many of his opinions. 11:49 PM EDTApprox. 11 min.In Depth Heather Mac DonaldAuthor Heather Mac Donald talked about her books and took viewer questions. Ms. Mac Donald is the ... Author Heather Mac Donald talked about her books and took viewer questions. Ms. Mac Donald is the author of several books, including "The Burden of Bad Ideas," "The War on Cops," and, most recently, "The Diversity Delusion: How Race and Gender Corrupt the University and Undermine Our Culture."
Sunday, May 19
12:00 AM EDTApprox. 41 min.Rob Scheer, "A Forever Family"From the 2019 Gaithersburg Book Festival, Rob Scheer discussed his book, "A Forever Family," about ... From the 2019 Gaithersburg Book Festival, Rob Scheer discussed his book, "A Forever Family," about the foster care system. 12:41 AM EDTApprox. 49 min.Vince Houghton, "Nuking the Moon"Vince Houghton talked about "Nuking the Moon: And Other Intelligence Schemes and Military Plots ... Vince Houghton talked about "Nuking the Moon: And Other Intelligence Schemes and Military Plots Left on the Drawing Board," at the 2019 Gaithersburg Book Festival. 1:30 AM EDTApprox. 48 min.Chris Wilson, "The Master Plan"Chris Wilson, who was sentenced to life in prison at 18 years old, discussed the steps he took to ... Chris Wilson, who was sentenced to life in prison at 18 years old, discussed the steps he took to change his path and his reentry into life outside of prison in his mid-thirties. This event took place at the 2019 Gaithersburg Book Festival.
2:18 AM EDTApprox. 53 min.Etan Thomas, "We Matter"Activist, author, and former NBA player, Etan Thomas, talked about the influence of professional ... Activist, author, and former NBA player, Etan Thomas, talked about the influence of professional athletes on political and social change. This event is from the 2019 Gaithersburg Book Festival in Maryland. 3:11 AM EDTApprox. 53 min.Lorene Cary, "Ladysitting"During the 2019 Gaithersburg Book Festival in Maryland, author Lorene Cary gave a personal account ... During the 2019 Gaithersburg Book Festival in Maryland, author Lorene Cary gave a personal account of providing end of life care to a loved one. 4:04 AM EDTApprox. 54 min.Damon Young, "What Doesn't Kill You Makes You Blacker"Writer and The Root's VerySmartBrothas.com co-founder Damon Young discussed race and culture in ... Writer and The Root's VerySmartBrothas.com co-founder Damon Young discussed race and culture in America at the 2019 Gaithersburg Book Festival in Maryland.
4:58 AM EDTApprox. 52 min.Susan Page, "The Matriarch"From the 2019 Gaithersburg Book Festival in Maryland, award-winning USA Today Washington Bureau ... From the 2019 Gaithersburg Book Festival in Maryland, award-winning USA Today Washington Bureau chief Susan Page highlighted the life of First Lady Barbara Bush. 5:50 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 7 min.ISI Conservative Book of the Year AwardYoram Hazony discussed his book "The Virtue of Nationalism," recipient of the Conservative Book of ... Yoram Hazony discussed his book "The Virtue of Nationalism," recipient of the Conservative Book of the Year Award. 6:57 AM EDTApprox. 3 min.What Are You Reading with Representative Glenn GrothmanRep. Glenn Grothman (R-WI) shared his reading list with Book TV. Rep. Glenn Grothman (R-WI) shared his reading list with Book TV.
7:00 AM EDTApprox. 50 min.Stacey Abrams, "Lead from the Outside"Stacey Abrams, former Georgia gubernatorial candidate, offered her thoughts on leadership. Stacey Abrams, former Georgia gubernatorial candidate, offered her thoughts on leadership. 7:50 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. 8:44 AM EDTApprox. 6 min.Milwaukee Public LibraryThe Milwaukee Public Library has been apart of the Federal Depository Program since the 1800's. ... The Milwaukee Public Library has been apart of the Federal Depository Program since the 1800's. Library Director Paula Kiely explained the library's responsibility in housing federal documents and features a portion of the documents collection.
8:50 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 9 min.Jill Biden,"Where the Light Enters"Jill Biden, Second Lady of the United States from 2009 to 2017, discussed her family and career. ... Jill Biden, Second Lady of the United States from 2009 to 2017, discussed her family and career. She's joined in conversation by actress Tracy Pollan. 9:59 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 18 min.C-SPAN Cities Tour visits MilwaukeeC-SPAN Cities Tour visited Milwaukee to learn about its history and feature the city's local ... C-SPAN Cities Tour visited Milwaukee to learn about its history and feature the city's local authors. 11:17 AM EDTApprox. 3 min.After Words What Are You Reading with Representative Jared HuffmanRep. Jared Huffman (D-CA) shared his reading list with Book TV. Rep. Jared Huffman (D-CA) shared his reading list with Book TV.
11:20 AM 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. 12:03 PM EDTApprox. 53 min.After Words Sen. Mike Lee, "Our Lost Declaration"'Senator Mike Lee (R-UT) offered his thoughts on the overreach of government in colonial times and ... Senator Mike Lee (R-UT) offered his thoughts on the overreach of government in colonial times and today. He was interviewed by Georgetown Law professor Nicholas Quinn Rosenkranz. 12:56 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 15 min.Dani McClain, "We Live for the We"Journalist Dani McClain shared her thoughts on the political power of black women. Journalist Dani McClain shared her thoughts on the political power of black women.
2:11 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 29 min.Michael Brendan Dougherty, "My Father Left Me Ireland"National Review senior editor Michael Brendan Dougherty offered his thoughts on nationalism and ... National Review senior editor Michael Brendan Dougherty offered his thoughts on nationalism and identity as the son of an absentee Irish father and Irish-American single mother. 3:40 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 1 min.Joseph Stiglitz, "People, Power, and Profits"Economist Joseph Stiglitz argued that big companies dominating large sectors of the economy are ... Economist Joseph Stiglitz argued that big companies dominating large sectors of the economy are contributing to inequality and a slowdown in growth. 4:41 PM EDTApprox. 34 min.Monica Smith, "Cities"UCLA anthropology professor Monica Smith provided a history of cities, from their creation 6,000 ... UCLA anthropology professor Monica Smith provided a history of cities, from their creation 6,000 years ago to today.
5:15 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 5 min.Anthony Harkins & Meredith McCarroll, "Appalachian Reckoning"Anthony Harkins, Meredith McCarroll, T.R.C. Hutton, and Ivy Brashear provided a critical take on ... Anthony Harkins, Meredith McCarroll, T.R.C. Hutton, and Ivy Brashear provided a critical take on J.D. Vance's "Hillbilly Elegy." 6:20 PM EDTApprox. 50 min.Myron Magnet, "Clarence Thomas and the Lost Constitution"Myron Magnet looked at Clarence Thomas' tenure on the Supreme Court and examined many of his ... Myron Magnet looked at Clarence Thomas' tenure on the Supreme Court and examined many of his opinions. 7:10 PM EDTApprox. 16 min.Discussion of Veronica Hinke's "The Last Night on the Titanic"A panel discussed Veronica Hinke's history of the Titanic through the food and drink that was ... A panel discussed Veronica Hinke's history of the Titanic through the food and drink that was served on board the ship.
7:26 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 36 min.Rucker Johnson, "Children of the Dream"UC Berkeley professor Rucker Johnson argued that integrated, well-funded schools are the gateway ... UC Berkeley professor Rucker Johnson argued that integrated, well-funded schools are the gateway to social mobility. 9:02 PM EDTApprox. 59 min.After Words Anuradha Bhagwati, "Unbecoming"'Anuradha Bhagwati detailed her time in the Marine Corps and her efforts to overturn the ban on ... Anuradha Bhagwati detailed her time in the Marine Corps and her efforts to overturn the ban on women in combat. She was interviewed by Lt. Colonel Kate Germano, author of "Fight Like a Girl." 10:01 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 4 min.Jill Biden,"Where the Light Enters"Jill Biden, Second Lady of the United States from 2009 to 2017, discussed her family and career. ... Jill Biden, Second Lady of the United States from 2009 to 2017, discussed her family and career. She's joined in conversation by actress Tracy Pollan.
11:05 PM EDTApprox. 55 min.Sarah Rose, "D-Day Girls"Sarah Rose reported on British female spies in World War II and their success in espionage and ... Sarah Rose reported on British female spies in World War II and their success in espionage and sabotage against the Nazis. The author reported that, due to a shortage of men to fill positions, women were recruited and ordered to destroy Nazi positions and gather intelligence in occupied France.
Monday, May 20
12:00 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr.After Words Anuradha Bhagwati, "Unbecoming"'Anuradha Bhagwati detailed her time in the Marine Corps and her efforts to overturn the ban on ... Anuradha Bhagwati detailed her time in the Marine Corps and her efforts to overturn the ban on women in combat. She was interviewed by Lt. Colonel Kate Germano, author of "Fight Like a Girl." 1:00 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 21 min.Memorial Service for Former Librarian of Congress James BillingtonLibrarian of Congress Carla Hayden, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), Senate Majority ... Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), and others paid tribute to the late James Billington, who served as Librarian of Congress from 1987-2015. 2:21 AM EDTApprox. 4 min.Milwaukee Public LibraryThe Milwaukee Public Library has been apart of the Federal Depository Program since the 1800's. ... The Milwaukee Public Library has been apart of the Federal Depository Program since the 1800's. Library Director Paula Kiely explained the library's responsibility in housing federal documents and features a portion of the documents collection.
2:25 AM EDTApprox. 35 min.Monica Smith, "Cities"UCLA anthropology professor Monica Smith provided a history of cities, from their creation 6,000 ... UCLA anthropology professor Monica Smith provided a history of cities, from their creation 6,000 years ago to today. 3:00 AM EDTApprox. 59 min.After Words Anuradha Bhagwati, "Unbecoming"'Anuradha Bhagwati detailed her time in the Marine Corps and her efforts to overturn the ban on ... Anuradha Bhagwati detailed her time in the Marine Corps and her efforts to overturn the ban on women in combat. She was interviewed by Lt. Colonel Kate Germano, author of "Fight Like a Girl." 3:59 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr.Daniel Immerwahr, "How to Hide an Empire"Daniel Immerwahr talked about U.S. expansion since the founding of the country. Daniel Immerwahr talked about U.S. expansion since the founding of the country.
4:59 AM EDTApprox. 56 min.Judy Goldman, "Together"Author Judy Goldman shared her experiences with the healthcare system, patient advocacy, and the ... Author Judy Goldman shared her experiences with the healthcare system, patient advocacy, and the roles of caretakers after a medical mishap left her husband dependent on round-the-clock care. 5:55 AM EDTApprox. 5 min.History of the Cheesehead HatWe visited Foamation, Inc., home of Wisconsin's iconic cheesehead hat, to learn about the hat's ... We visited Foamation, Inc., home of Wisconsin's iconic cheesehead hat, to learn about the hat's invention and manufacturing. 6:00 AM EDTApprox. 56 min.Joe Lurie, "Perception and Deception"Joe Lurie talked about cross-cultural miscommunications and the problems that arise from them. Joe Lurie talked about cross-cultural miscommunications and the problems that arise from them.
6:56 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 3 min.Jared Cohen, "Accidental Presidents"Jared Cohen looked at the eight Vice Presidents who became President due to the deaths of their ... Jared Cohen looked at the eight Vice Presidents who became President due to the deaths of their predecessors.