Book TV Schedule

Week of July 11 through July 18

All times and durations are subject to change

Saturday, July 13
8:01 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr.Jared Yates Sexton, "The Man They Wanted Me to Be"Salon's political writer Jared Yates Sexton discussed his working class upbringing and shared his ... Salon's political writer Jared Yates Sexton discussed his working class upbringing and shared his thoughts on what he calls America's traditional idea of masculine identity. 9:01 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 59 min.In Depth Paul KengorPaul Kengor talked about his books and took viewer questions. Prof. Kengor's books include ... Paul Kengor talked about his books and took viewer questions. Prof. Kengor's books include "Dupes," "Takedown," and the recently published "The Divine Plan: John Paul II, Ronald Reagan, and the Dramatic End of the Cold War" 11:00 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 10 min.Emily Bazelon, "Charged"New York Magazine's Emily Bazelon reported on the power of prosecutors in the American criminal ... New York Magazine's Emily Bazelon reported on the power of prosecutors in the American criminal justice system.
12:10 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. 12:45 PM EDTApprox. 45 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. 1:30 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 5 min.Buzz Aldrin, "No Dream Is Too High"Apollo 11 astronaut Buzz Aldrin recalls his life and career as well as the lessons he's learned ... Apollo 11 astronaut Buzz Aldrin recalls his life and career as well as the lessons he's learned along the way at Sixth & I Historic Synagogue in Washington, D.C.
2:35 PM EDTApprox. 27 min.Call-in with James Donovan, "Shoot for the Moon"Author James Donovan took viewer phone calls about the Space Race and the 1969 Apollo 11 mission ... Author James Donovan took viewer phone calls about the Space Race and the 1969 Apollo 11 mission at the 2019 Los Angeles Times Festival of Books. 3:02 PM EDTApprox. 49 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. 3:51 PM EDTApprox. 55 min.Charles Fishman, "One Giant Leap"Author and journalist Charles Fishman recalled the efforts of over 400,000 men and women ... Author and journalist Charles Fishman recalled the efforts of over 400,000 men and women responsible for sending American astronauts to the moon.
4:46 PM EDTApprox. 44 min.James Lacey, "The Washington War"Historian James Lacey recounted the infighting in the Roosevelt administration during World War ... Historian James Lacey recounted the infighting in the Roosevelt administration during World War II. 5:30 PM EDTApprox. 54 min.Martha Saxton, "The Widow Washington"Martha Saxton, history and women's studies professor at Amherst College, recalled the life of ... Martha Saxton, history and women's studies professor at Amherst College, recalled the life of George Washington's mother, Mary Ball Washington. 6:24 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.
6:30 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 29 min.Arthur Holland Michel, "Eyes in the Sky"Journalist Arthur Holland Michel reported on Gorgon Stare, the Pentagon's aerial surveillance ... Journalist Arthur Holland Michel reported on Gorgon Stare, the Pentagon's aerial surveillance system. 7:59 PM EDTApprox. 58 min.Lisa Duggan, "Mean Girl"NYU professor Lisa Duggan took a critical look at the life and political influence of the late ... NYU professor Lisa Duggan took a critical look at the life and political influence of the late author Ayn Rand. 8:57 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.
9:00 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 1 min.Ralph Peters, "Darkness at Chancellorsville"Retired Army officer and historical novelist Ralph Peters looked at the Civil War's Battle of ... Retired Army officer and historical novelist Ralph Peters looked at the Civil War's Battle of Chancellorsville that took place in Virginia in the spring of 1863. 10:01 PM EDTApprox. 59 min.After Words Joy-Ann Reid, "The Man Who Sold America"MSNBC's Joy-Ann Reid argued that President Trump is damaging American democracy. She was ... MSNBC's Joy-Ann Reid argued that President Trump is damaging American democracy. She was interviewed by author and journalist Sophia Nelson. 11:00 PM EDTApprox. 58 min.Timothy Goeglein, "American Restoration"Focus on the Family's Timothy Goeglein argued that America has abandoned its Judeo-Christian ... Focus on the Family's Timothy Goeglein argued that America has abandoned its Judeo-Christian values and offered his thoughts on how to restore them.
11:58 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.
Sunday, July 14
12:00 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 5 min.Jon Gertner, "The Ice at the End of the World"Science journalist Jon Gertner explored the history of ice on Greenland and argued that the layers ... Science journalist Jon Gertner explored the history of ice on Greenland and argued that the layers provide insight to future climate conditions. 1:05 AM EDTApprox. 25 min.Rep. Steve Scalise R-LA, "Back in the Game"Republican Whip Rep. Steve Scalise (R-LA) recounted his journey to recovery after being shot ... Republican Whip Rep. Steve Scalise (R-LA) recounted his journey to recovery after being shot during practice for the annual Congressional Baseball Game in 2017. 1:30 AM EDTApprox. 55 min.Shannon Watts, "Fight Like a Mother"Shannon Watts explained how she went from being a stay-at-home mom to the founder of one of the ... Shannon Watts explained how she went from being a stay-at-home mom to the founder of one of the largest gun violence prevention organizations in the country, Moms Demand Action.
2:25 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 5 min.Lt. Col. Harry Stewart Ret., "Soaring to Glory"Tuskegee Airman Harry Stewart recalls his life and experiences in combat during World War II. Tuskegee Airman Harry Stewart recalls his life and experiences in combat during World War II. 3:30 AM EDTApprox. 40 min.Sandra Bolzenius, "Glory in their SpiritFormer Army transportation specialist Sandra Bolzenius recalled the efforts of four African ... Former Army transportation specialist Sandra Bolzenius recalled the efforts of four African American women who sought the same treatment as white service members enlisted in the Women Army Corps (WAC) during World War II. 4:10 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr.James Fenelon, "Four Hours of Fury"Paratrooper-turned-historian James Fenelon recounted World War II's largest airborne operation, ... Paratrooper-turned-historian James Fenelon recounted World War II's largest airborne operation, when 17,000 Allied paratroopers were dropped behind enemy lines in 1945.
5:10 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 20 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. 6:30 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 30 min.Christopher Coyne & Abigail Hall, "Tyranny Comes Home"Christopher Coyne and Abigail Hall talked about the militarization of domestic law enforcement in ... Christopher Coyne and Abigail Hall talked about the militarization of domestic law enforcement in the United States. 8:00 AM EDTApprox. 51 min.Joseph Menn, "Cult of the Dead Cow"Joseph Menn reported on the Cult of the Dead Cow, a hacking group known for "hacktivism." ... Joseph Menn reported on the Cult of the Dead Cow, a hacking group known for "hacktivism." Presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke was once a member.
8:51 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. 8:55 AM EDTApprox. 50 min.Kara Dixon Vuic, "The Girls Next Door"Texas Christian University professor Kara Dixon Vuic provided a history of the women who ... Texas Christian University professor Kara Dixon Vuic provided a history of the women who volunteered to entertain American soldiers overseas during times of war. 9:45 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 15 min.David Kaye, "Speech Police"David Kaye, UN Special Rapporteur on freedom of opinion and expression, talked about policing free ... David Kaye, UN Special Rapporteur on freedom of opinion and expression, talked about policing free speech on the internet.
11:00 AM EDTApprox. 50 min.Dan Abrams. "Theodore Roosevelt for the Defense"Dan Abrams, ABC News chief legal affairs correspondent, recounted the libel case against President ... Dan Abrams, ABC News chief legal affairs correspondent, recounted the libel case against President Theodore Roosevelt in 1915. The author reported that Roosevelt had claimed that the former head of the New York Republican party and newspaper magnate, William Barnes, was guilty of political corruption. Mr. Barnes responded by suing President Roosevelt for $50,000 and took him to court, where the former President testified for over a week. 11:50 AM 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." 12:01 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 2 min.After Words Jamil Jivani, "Why Young Men"Jamil Jivani examined the rise in violence committed by young men around the world. He was ... Jamil Jivani examined the rise in violence committed by young men around the world. He was interviewed by Brooklyn Law School professor Bennett Capers.
1:03 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 41 min.Discussion on "The Mueller Report"Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA), Rep. Mark Meadows (R-NC) and Washington Post reporters discussed the ... Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA), Rep. Mark Meadows (R-NC) and Washington Post reporters discussed the Mueller Report, a version of which was published as a book by the Washington Post. 2:44 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 1 min.Lisa Duggan, "Mean Girl"NYU professor Lisa Duggan took a critical look at the life and political influence of the late ... NYU professor Lisa Duggan took a critical look at the life and political influence of the late author Ayn Rand. 3:45 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr.Timothy Goeglein, "American Restoration"Focus on the Family's Timothy Goeglein argued that America has abandoned its Judeo-Christian ... Focus on the Family's Timothy Goeglein argued that America has abandoned its Judeo-Christian values and offered his thoughts on how to restore them.
4:45 PM EDTApprox. 55 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. 5:40 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 35 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. 7:15 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr.Don Kulick, "A Death in the Rainforest"Don Kulick reported on the influence of the outside world on a village in New Guinea. Don Kulick reported on the influence of the outside world on a village in New Guinea.
8:15 PM EDTApprox. 45 min.Chris DeRose, "Star Spangled Scandal"Chris DeRose recounted the murder of Francis Scott Key's son, Philip Barton Key, by Congressman ... Chris DeRose recounted the murder of Francis Scott Key's son, Philip Barton Key, by Congressman Daniel Sickles in 1859. 9:00 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr.After Words Joy-Ann Reid, "The Man Who Sold America"MSNBC's Joy-Ann Reid argued that President Trump is damaging American democracy. She was ... MSNBC's Joy-Ann Reid argued that President Trump is damaging American democracy. She was interviewed by author and journalist Sophia Nelson. 10:00 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 2 min.Ash Carter, "Inside the Five-Sided Box"Former Secretary of Defense Ash Carter talked about his experiences and the lessons he learned ... Former Secretary of Defense Ash Carter talked about his experiences and the lessons he learned while working in the Pentagon.
11:02 PM EDTApprox. 51 min.Martha Saxton, "The Widow Washington"Martha Saxton, history and women's studies professor at Amherst College, recalled the life of ... Martha Saxton, history and women's studies professor at Amherst College, recalled the life of George Washington's mother, Mary Ball Washington. 11:53 PM 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.
Monday, July 15
12:00 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr.After Words Joy-Ann Reid, "The Man Who Sold America"MSNBC's Joy-Ann Reid argued that President Trump is damaging American democracy. She was ... MSNBC's Joy-Ann Reid argued that President Trump is damaging American democracy. She was interviewed by author and journalist Sophia Nelson. 1:00 AM EDTApprox. 57 min.Clay Risen, "The Crowded Hour"New York Times op-ed editor Clay Risen provided a history of the Rough Riders, a volunteer cavalry ... New York Times op-ed editor Clay Risen provided a history of the Rough Riders, a volunteer cavalry led by Theodore Roosevelt. The regiment, which existed for 6 months in 1898, was deployed to Cuba to provide military support during the Spanish-American War. 1:57 AM 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.
2:00 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr.Charles Fishman, "One Giant Leap"Author and journalist Charles Fishman recalled the efforts of over 400,000 men and women ... Author and journalist Charles Fishman recalled the efforts of over 400,000 men and women responsible for sending American astronauts to the moon. 3:00 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr.After Words Joy-Ann Reid, "The Man Who Sold America"MSNBC's Joy-Ann Reid argued that President Trump is damaging American democracy. She was ... MSNBC's Joy-Ann Reid argued that President Trump is damaging American democracy. She was interviewed by author and journalist Sophia Nelson. 4:00 AM EDTApprox. 50 min.Sen. Mitch McConnell R-KY and Roy Brownell, "The US Senate and the Commonwealth"Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and Roy Brownell provided a history of Kentucky ... Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and Roy Brownell provided a history of Kentucky lawmakers and their leadership in the U.S. Senate.
4:50 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 20 min.Eric Liu, "Become America"Citizen University Founder and CEO Eric Liu shared his ideas for reviving a more civic-minded ... Citizen University Founder and CEO Eric Liu shared his ideas for reviving a more civic-minded America. 6:10 AM EDTApprox. 51 min.Joseph Sternberg, "The Theft of a Decade"Joseph Sternberg argued that the mishandling of the 2008 economic crisis by the Baby Boomers has ... Joseph Sternberg argued that the mishandling of the 2008 economic crisis by the Baby Boomers has left the a huge burden for Millennials. 7:01 AM EDTApprox. 59 min.Annie Jacobsen, "Surprise, Kill, Vanish"Investigative journalist Annie Jacobsen talked about CIA covert operations from the Cold War to ... Investigative journalist Annie Jacobsen talked about CIA covert operations from the Cold War to the present.