Book TV Schedule

Week of June 12 through June 19

All times and durations are subject to change

Saturday, June 15
8:00 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 11 min.Casey Cep, "Furious Hours"Casey Cep recalled author Harper Lee's attempt to write a true crime book. She was joined in ... Casey Cep recalled author Harper Lee's attempt to write a true crime book. She was joined in conversation by author and journalist Patrick Radden Keefe 9:11 AM EDTApprox. 19 min.Interview with Samantha Power, "The Education of an Idealist"Former US Ambassador to the United Nations, Samantha Power, reflected on her tenure. Former US Ambassador to the United Nations, Samantha Power, reflected on her tenure. 9:30 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 25 min.Joshua Muravchik, "Heaven on Earth"Joshua Muravchik talked about the rise, fall, and current re-emergence of socialism around the ... Joshua Muravchik talked about the rise, fall, and current re-emergence of socialism around the world.
10:55 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 5 min.Bhaskar Sunkara, "The Socialist Manifesto"Journalist Bhaskar Sunkara examined what a socialist system would look like in America. Journalist Bhaskar Sunkara examined what a socialist system would look like in America. 12:00 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 15 min.C-SPAN Cities Tour visits DetroitC-SPAN Cities Tour visited Detroit to learn about its history from local authors. C-SPAN Cities Tour visited Detroit to learn about its history from local authors. 1:15 PM EDTApprox. 12 min.Interview with Mary Wilson, "Supreme Glamour"Singer Mary Wilson of the Supremes discussed her career and weighed in on federal copyright ... Singer Mary Wilson of the Supremes discussed her career and weighed in on federal copyright protection for recording artists.
1:27 PM EDTApprox. 3 min.What Are You Reading with Representative Darren SotoRepresentative Darren Soto (D-FL) shared his reading list with Book TV. Representative Darren Soto (D-FL) shared his reading list with Book TV. 1:30 PM EDTApprox. 46 min.Discussion on Black Pioneers & Slavery with Anna-Lisa Cox, Scott Heerman, Larry Curry, and SteveAnna-Lisa Cox ("The Bone and Sinew of the Land") and Scott Heerman ("The Alchemy of Slavery") ... Anna-Lisa Cox ("The Bone and Sinew of the Land") and Scott Heerman ("The Alchemy of Slavery") talked about black pioneers and slavery in Illinois. 2:16 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 26 min.David Weinberger, "Everyday Chaos"David Weinberger argued that technology has enabled a more chaotic and unpredictable world but it ... David Weinberger argued that technology has enabled a more chaotic and unpredictable world but it is also helping us better predict and prepare for the future.
3:42 PM EDTApprox. 3 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. 3:45 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 7 min.Mark Levin, "Unfreedom of the Press"TV and radio host Mark Levin argued that the press has lowered its standards in providing ... TV and radio host Mark Levin argued that the press has lowered its standards in providing objective and trustworthy journalism. 4:52 PM EDTApprox. 23 min.Interview with Anna Wiener, "Uncanny Valley"Technology reporter Anna Wiener recounted her experiences working for tech start-ups in San ... Technology reporter Anna Wiener recounted her experiences working for tech start-ups in San Francisco.
5:15 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 24 min.Fall Books 2019 Preview Author DiscussionBestselling authors Ta-Nehisi Coates, Malcolm Gladwell, Rachel Maddow, Karin Slaughter, and ... Bestselling authors Ta-Nehisi Coates, Malcolm Gladwell, Rachel Maddow, Karin Slaughter, and Marjorie Liu discussed their forthcoming books at BookExpo, the publishing industry's annual trade show 6:39 PM EDTApprox. 6 min.What Are You Reading with Representative Bill JohnsonRep. Bill Johnson (R-OH) shared his reading list with Book TV. Rep. Bill Johnson (R-OH) shared his reading list with Book TV. 6:45 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 20 min.Brian Lamb, Susan Swain, Jeffrey Rosen, Michael Gerhardt, Robert Strauss, "The Presidents"Historians and contributors to C-SPAN's "The Presidents" book discussed the strengths and ... Historians and contributors to C-SPAN's "The Presidents" book discussed the strengths and weaknesses of all the U.S.'s previous chief executives.
8:05 PM EDTApprox. 10 min.Interview with Mo Rocca, "Mobituaries"CBS Sunday Morning correspondent Mo Rocca discussed his forthcoming book of obituaries that ... CBS Sunday Morning correspondent Mo Rocca discussed his forthcoming book of obituaries that features politicians, scientists, entertainers, and more. 8:15 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 18 min.Jerome Corsi, "Silent No More"Jerome Corsi detailed the two months he was questioned by the FBI and Special Counsel Mueller's ... Jerome Corsi detailed the two months he was questioned by the FBI and Special Counsel Mueller's prosecutors as part of their investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election. 9:33 PM EDTApprox. 4 min.What Are You Reading with Representative John GaramendiRep. John Garamendi (D-CA) shared his reading list with Book TV. Rep. John Garamendi (D-CA) shared his reading list with Book TV.
9:37 PM EDTApprox. 23 min.Interview with Susan Rice, "Tough Love"Susan Rice, former US Ambassador to the United Nations and National Security Advisor, recalled her ... Susan Rice, former US Ambassador to the United Nations and National Security Advisor, recalled her time in the Obama and Clinton administrations. 10:00 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr.After Words Jim Acosta, "The Enemy of the People"CNN's Chief White House correspondent Jim Acosta offered his first-hand account of covering the ... CNN's Chief White House correspondent Jim Acosta offered his first-hand account of covering the Trump Administration. He's interviewed by Jay Rosen, founder of PressThink and New York University journalism professor. 11:00 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 12 min.Profile of Authors Jeanne Safer and Richard BrookhiserBook TV visited the home of authors Jeanne Safer and Richard Brookhiser to discuss how they ... Book TV visited the home of authors Jeanne Safer and Richard Brookhiser to discuss how they maintain their relationship despite their opposite political views.
Sunday, June 16
12:12 AM EDTApprox. 3 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. 12:15 AM EDTApprox. 52 min.Jennifer Hawes, "Grace Will Lead Us Home"Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Jennifer Hawes reported on the fall out following the 2015 ... Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Jennifer Hawes reported on the fall out following the 2015 shootings at Mother Emmanuel AME church in Charleston, South Carolina. 1:07 AM EDTApprox. 14 min.Interview with Bassey Ikpi, "I'm Telling the Truth, but I'm Lying"Bassey Ikpi discussed her upcoming memoir that focuses on her mental health care. Bassey Ikpi discussed her upcoming memoir that focuses on her mental health care.
1:21 AM EDTApprox. 5 min.What Are You Reading with Representative Bill JohnsonRep. Bill Johnson (R-OH) shared his reading list with Book TV. Rep. Bill Johnson (R-OH) shared his reading list with Book TV. 1:26 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 34 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. 3:00 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 6 min.Jonna Mendez, "The Moscow Rules"Jonna Mendez, former chief of disguise at the CIA, recalled the many covert intelligence ... Jonna Mendez, former chief of disguise at the CIA, recalled the many covert intelligence operations that she and her late husband and former CIA operative, Tony Mendez, conducted in Moscow during the 1970s.
4:06 AM EDTApprox. 4 min.What Are You Reading with Representative John GaramendiRep. John Garamendi (D-CA) shared his reading list with Book TV. Rep. John Garamendi (D-CA) shared his reading list with Book TV. 4:10 AM EDTApprox. 51 min.Rick Atkinson, "The British Are Coming"Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Rick Atkinson provided a history of the Revolutionary War in the ... Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Rick Atkinson provided a history of the Revolutionary War in the first of his trilogy on that era. 5:01 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 4 min.Tony Horwitz, "Spying on the South"Tony Horwitz recounted the travels of Frederick Law Olmstead during the lead-up to the Civil War. ... Tony Horwitz recounted the travels of Frederick Law Olmstead during the lead-up to the Civil War. Olmstead, prior to his career as a famed parks architect, was a reporter for the New York Times. Writing under the nom de plume "Yeoman," he was assigned by the newspaper to write about life in the South at the time. Mr. Horowitz died on May 27, 2019, at age 60.
6:05 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 5 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. 7:10 AM EDTApprox. 50 min.Dorothy Butler Gilliam, "Trailblazer"Dorothy Butler, who, in 1961, became the first African American reporter at the Washington Post, ... Dorothy Butler, who, in 1961, became the first African American reporter at the Washington Post, talked about the hurdles she had to overcome during her career. 8:00 AM EDTApprox. 45 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.
8:45 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 1 min.Deborah Lee James, "Aim High"Former Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James talked about heading up a 660,000 person, $139 ... Former Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James talked about heading up a 660,000 person, $139 billion organization. 9:46 AM EDTApprox. 14 min.Interview with Malcolm Gladwell, "Talking to Strangers"Author and New Yorker staff writer Malcolm Gladwell talked about his upcoming book on how we ... Author and New Yorker staff writer Malcolm Gladwell talked about his upcoming book on how we misread strangers' words and actions. 10:00 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 20 min.C-SPAN Cities Tour visits DetroitC-SPAN Cities Tour visited Detroit to learn about its history from local authors. C-SPAN Cities Tour visited Detroit to learn about its history from local authors.
11:20 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. 12:00 PM EDTApprox. 59 min.After Words George Will, "The Conservative Sensibility"Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist George Will offered his thoughts on American conservatism. He's ... Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist George Will offered his thoughts on American conservatism. He's interviewed by Jonah Goldberg, National Review senior editor. 12:59 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 11 min.Emilie Aries, "Bossed Up"Bossed Up Founder and CEO Emilie Aries shared her thoughts on how women can develop sustainable ... Bossed Up Founder and CEO Emilie Aries shared her thoughts on how women can develop sustainable career.
2:10 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 17 min.Jerome Corsi, "Silent No More"Jerome Corsi detailed the two months he was questioned by the FBI and Special Counsel Mueller's ... Jerome Corsi detailed the two months he was questioned by the FBI and Special Counsel Mueller's prosecutors as part of their investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election. 3:27 PM EDTApprox. 4 min.What Are You Reading with Representative Darren SotoRepresentative Darren Soto (D-FL) shared his reading list with Book TV. Representative Darren Soto (D-FL) shared his reading list with Book TV. 3:31 PM EDTApprox. 14 min.Interview with James Poniewozik, "Audience of One"New York Times chief television critic James Poniewozik talked about his forthcoming book on ... New York Times chief television critic James Poniewozik talked about his forthcoming book on President Trump's relationship with TV over the past forty years. .
3:45 PM EDTApprox. 48 min.Charlotte Pence, "Marlon Bundo's Day in the Nation's Capital"Charlotte Pence and her mother, Second Lady Karen Pence, shared the story of their family's pet ... Charlotte Pence and her mother, Second Lady Karen Pence, shared the story of their family's pet rabbit Marlon Bundo's adventure to understand the meaning of the Pledge of Allegiance by visiting national landmarks in Washington, D.C. 4:33 PM EDTApprox. 2 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. 4:35 PM EDTApprox. 35 min.Eric Haseltine, "The Spy in Moscow Station"Former National Security Agency research director Eric Haseltine recalled the life of NSA engineer ... Former National Security Agency research director Eric Haseltine recalled the life of NSA engineer Charles Gandy and his mission to uncover a leak in the U.S. embassy in Moscow during the late 1970s.
5:10 PM EDTApprox. 35 min.David Randall, "Black Death at the Golden Gate"Reuters reporter David Randall recounted the efforts of health officials to contain a case of the ... Reuters reporter David Randall recounted the efforts of health officials to contain a case of the bubonic plague that was diagnosed in San Francisco in 1900. 5:45 PM EDTApprox. 52 min.Jennifer Hawes, "Grace Will Lead Us Home"Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Jennifer Hawes reported on the fall out following the 2015 ... Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Jennifer Hawes reported on the fall out following the 2015 shootings at Mother Emmanuel AME church in Charleston, South Carolina. 6:37 PM EDTApprox. 3 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.
6:40 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 15 min.Profile of Authors Jeanne Safer and Richard BrookhiserBook TV visited the home of authors Jeanne Safer and Richard Brookhiser to discuss how they ... Book TV visited the home of authors Jeanne Safer and Richard Brookhiser to discuss how they maintain their relationship despite their opposite political views. 7:55 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 6 min.Mark Levin, "Unfreedom of the Press"TV and radio host Mark Levin argued that the press has lowered its standards in providing ... TV and radio host Mark Levin argued that the press has lowered its standards in providing objective and trustworthy journalism. 9:01 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr.After Words Jim Acosta, "The Enemy of the People"CNN's Chief White House correspondent Jim Acosta offered his first-hand account of covering the ... CNN's Chief White House correspondent Jim Acosta offered his first-hand account of covering the Trump Administration. He's interviewed by Jay Rosen, founder of PressThink and New York University journalism professor.
10:01 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 18 min.Brian Lamb, Susan Swain, Jeffrey Rosen, Michael Gerhardt, Robert Strauss, "The Presidents"Historians and contributors to C-SPAN's "The Presidents" book discussed the strengths and ... Historians and contributors to C-SPAN's "The Presidents" book discussed the strengths and weaknesses of all the U.S.'s previous chief executives. 11:19 PM EDTApprox. 10 min.Interview with Mo Rocca, "Mobituaries"CBS Sunday Morning correspondent Mo Rocca discussed his forthcoming book of obituaries that ... CBS Sunday Morning correspondent Mo Rocca discussed his forthcoming book of obituaries that features politicians, scientists, entertainers, and more. 11:29 PM EDTApprox. 31 min.Discussion with Authors of Political MemoirsThe authors of forthcoming political memoirs discussed their books. They included Samantha Power, ... The authors of forthcoming political memoirs discussed their books. They included Samantha Power, former U.S. Ambassador to the UN; Ambassador Susan Rice, former National Security Advisor; and Virginia State Senator Janet Howell.
Monday, June 17
12:00 AM EDTApprox. 59 min.After Words Jim Acosta, "The Enemy of the People"CNN's Chief White House correspondent Jim Acosta offered his first-hand account of covering the ... CNN's Chief White House correspondent Jim Acosta offered his first-hand account of covering the Trump Administration. He's interviewed by Jay Rosen, founder of PressThink and New York University journalism professor. 12:59 AM EDTApprox. 53 min.Sen. Tom Cotton R-AR, "Sacred Duty"Senator Tom Cotton (R-AR) provided a history of Arlington National Cemetery and offered an inside ... Senator Tom Cotton (R-AR) provided a history of Arlington National Cemetery and offered an inside look at the 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment at Arlington, which oversees the funerals and ceremonies at the Cemetery. He was joined in conversation by talk radio host Hugh Hewitt. 1:52 AM EDTApprox. 19 min.Interview with Saeed Jones, "How We Fight for Our Lives"Poet Saeed Jones discussed his forthcoming memoir. Poet Saeed Jones discussed his forthcoming memoir.
2:11 AM EDTApprox. 49 min.Mitchell Zuckoff, "Fall and Rise"Author and journalist Mitchell Zuckoff provided a minute-by-minute history of the terrorist ... Author and journalist Mitchell Zuckoff provided a minute-by-minute history of the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001. 3:00 AM EDTApprox. 59 min.After Words Jim Acosta, "The Enemy of the People"CNN's Chief White House correspondent Jim Acosta offered his first-hand account of covering the ... CNN's Chief White House correspondent Jim Acosta offered his first-hand account of covering the Trump Administration. He's interviewed by Jay Rosen, founder of PressThink and New York University journalism professor. 3:59 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 18 min.Jerome Corsi, "Silent No More"Jerome Corsi detailed the two months he was questioned by the FBI and Special Counsel Mueller's ... Jerome Corsi detailed the two months he was questioned by the FBI and Special Counsel Mueller's prosecutors as part of their investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election.
5:17 AM EDTApprox. 2 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. 5:19 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 13 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. 6:32 AM EDTApprox. 3 min.What Are You Reading with Representative Darren SotoRepresentative Darren Soto (D-FL) shared his reading list with Book TV. Representative Darren Soto (D-FL) shared his reading list with Book TV.
6:35 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 25 min.Joshua Muravchik, "Heaven on Earth"Joshua Muravchik talked about the rise, fall, and current re-emergence of socialism around the ... Joshua Muravchik talked about the rise, fall, and current re-emergence of socialism around the world.