Book TV Schedule

Week of November 9 through November 16

All times and durations are subject to change

Saturday, November 9
8:01 AM ESTApprox. 56 min.H.W. Brands, "Dreams of El Dorado"H.W. Brands, Chair in History at the University of Texas-Austin, provided a history of the ... H.W. Brands, Chair in History at the University of Texas-Austin, provided a history of the American West. 8:57 AM ESTApprox. 3 min.What Are You Reading with Representative Gary PalmerRep. Gary Palmer (R-AL) shared his reading list with Book TV. Rep. Gary Palmer (R-AL) shared his reading list with Book TV. 9:00 AM ESTApprox. 2 hr. 1 min.In Depth Imani PerryPrinceton University professor Imani Perry joined us to talk about such topics as African-American ... Princeton University professor Imani Perry joined us to talk about such topics as African-American history and racial inequality. Her books include "Prophets of the Hood," "May We Forever Stand" "and "Breathe: A Letter to My Sons."
11:01 AM ESTApprox. 59 min.Jackie Gingrich Cushman, "Our Broken America"Syndicated columnist Jackie Gingrich Cushman shared her thoughts on how to move the country from ... Syndicated columnist Jackie Gingrich Cushman shared her thoughts on how to move the country from political polarization and back to finding common ground. 12:00 PM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 10 min.Ronan Farrow, "Catch and Kill"Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative journalist Ronan Farrow detailed the efforts made by others ... Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative journalist Ronan Farrow detailed the efforts made by others to stifle his reporting. 1:10 PM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 16 min.Garrett Graff, "The Only Plane in the Sky"Historian Garrett Graff provided a history of September 11, 2001, by utilizing newly declassified ... Historian Garrett Graff provided a history of September 11, 2001, by utilizing newly declassified documents and transcripts as well as over five hundred interviews with those directly affected by the events of the day.
2:26 PM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 5 min.Gina Rippon, "Gender and Our Brains"Neuroscientist Gina Rippon argued that gender identity is shaped by society. Neuroscientist Gina Rippon argued that gender identity is shaped by society. 3:31 PM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 30 min.John Glaser, Christopher Preble, and Trevor Thrall, "Fuel to the Fire"The Cato Institute's John Glaser, Christopher Preble, and Trevor Thrall provided a critical ... The Cato Institute's John Glaser, Christopher Preble, and Trevor Thrall provided a critical assessment of President Trump's foreign policy. 5:01 PM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 19 min.Michael Barone, "How America's Political Parties Change and How They Don't"Washington Examiner senior political analyst Michael Barone looked at political parties in the ... Washington Examiner senior political analyst Michael Barone looked at political parties in the U.S.
6:20 PM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 22 min.Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor, "Race for Profit"Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor offers her thoughts on the undermining of black homeownership by banks and ... Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor offers her thoughts on the undermining of black homeownership by banks and the real estate industry. 7:42 PM ESTApprox. 3 min.What Are You Reading with House Speaker Nancy PelosiHouse Speaker Nancy Pelosi shared her reading list with Book TV. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi shared her reading list with Book TV. 7:45 PM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 5 min.Lawrence Weschler, "And How Are You Dr. Sacks?"Journalist Lawrence Weschler profiled the late neurologist and author Oliver Sacks. Journalist Lawrence Weschler profiled the late neurologist and author Oliver Sacks.
8:50 PM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 9 min.The Age of Trump in Verse"Actor John Lithgow chronicled the presidency of Donald Trump through satirical verse. Actor John Lithgow chronicled the presidency of Donald Trump through satirical verse. 9:59 PM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 1 min.After Words Newt Gingrich, "Trump vs. China"Former Speaker of the House of Representatives Newt Gingrich offered his thoughts on the threats ... Former Speaker of the House of Representatives Newt Gingrich offered his thoughts on the threats the U.S. faces from China. He was interviewed by the American Enterprise Institute's Oriana Mastro. 11:00 PM ESTApprox. 2 hr. 30 min.2019 American Book AwardsBook TV presented coverage of the 40th annual American Book Awards that recognizes "outstanding ... Book TV presented coverage of the 40th annual American Book Awards that recognizes "outstanding literary achievement from the entire spectrum of America's diverse literary community."
Sunday, November 10
1:30 AM ESTApprox. 59 min.Jason Chaffetz, "Power Grab"Former Utah Republican Congressman Jason Chaffetz argued that liberals are trying to undermine the ... Former Utah Republican Congressman Jason Chaffetz argued that liberals are trying to undermine the Trump presidency. 2:29 AM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 6 min.Ed Morales, "Fantasy Island"Journalist Ed Morales talked about the relationship between the U.S. government and Puerto Rico ... Journalist Ed Morales talked about the relationship between the U.S. government and Puerto Rico since the latter became a U.S. colony in 1898. 3:35 AM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 11 min.Mary Lane, "Hitler's Last Hostages"Mary Lane recalls Nazi efforts in the 1930s to repress artistic expression and remove work they ... Mary Lane recalls Nazi efforts in the 1930s to repress artistic expression and remove work they deemed challenging. The author reports that thousands of art pieces were lost or destroyed and that, in 2012, the German government reclaimed works by Matisse, Monet, and more that were held by the son of one of Hitler's art dealers.
4:46 AM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 12 min.Sidney Blumenthal, "All the Powers of Earth"Sidney Blumenthal continued his multi-volume political biography of Abraham Lincoln with a focus ... Sidney Blumenthal continued his multi-volume political biography of Abraham Lincoln with a focus on the years leading up to Lincoln's presidential victory, 1856-1860. 5:58 AM ESTApprox. 2 min.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. 6:00 AM ESTApprox. 1 hr.Burt Folsom, "The Myth of the Robber Barons"Hillsdale College's Burt Folsom discussed the rise of big business in America. Hillsdale College's Burt Folsom discussed the rise of big business in America.
7:00 AM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 7 min.Allison Stanger, "Whistleblowers"Allison Stanger, international politics and economics professor at Middlebury College, provided a ... Allison Stanger, international politics and economics professor at Middlebury College, provided a history of American whistleblowers and argued for their necessity to ensure a vital democracy. 8:07 AM ESTApprox. 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. 8:10 AM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 10 min.Charles Schwab, "Invested"Charles Schwab, founder and former CEO of the eponymous financial firm, talked about his life and ... Charles Schwab, founder and former CEO of the eponymous financial firm, talked about his life and career.
9:20 AM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 30 min.John Glaser, Christopher Preble, and Trevor Thrall, "Fuel to the Fire"The Cato Institute's John Glaser, Christopher Preble, and Trevor Thrall provided a critical ... The Cato Institute's John Glaser, Christopher Preble, and Trevor Thrall provided a critical assessment of President Trump's foreign policy. 10:50 AM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 3 min.History Bookshelf Mary Elise Sarotte, "The Collapse"Mary Elise Sarotte talked about her book, "The Collapse: The Accidental Opening of the Berlin ... Mary Elise Sarotte talked about her book, "The Collapse: The Accidental Opening of the Berlin Wall," about the collapse of the Berlin Wall on November 9, 1989. In her book, the author reports that the opening of the wall was an accident, a combination of miscommunication by the East German government and the efforts of citizens from East and West Berlin. Mary Elise Sarotte spoke at Porter Square Books in Cambridge, Massachusetts. 11:53 AM ESTApprox. 7 min.Jeanne Safer, "I Love You, But I Hate Your Politics"Psychotherapist Jeanne Safer discussed how political differences are hurting personal ... Psychotherapist Jeanne Safer discussed how political differences are hurting personal relationships and offers remedies to the problem.
12:00 PM ESTApprox. 1 hr.After Words David Shulkin, "It Shouldn't Be This Hard to Serve Your Country"David Shulkin recounted his time as the Secretary of Veterans Affairs. He was interviewed by ... David Shulkin recounted his time as the Secretary of Veterans Affairs. He was interviewed by Jeremy Butler Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America CEO. 1:00 PM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 32 min.Melissa Rogers, "Faith in American Public Life"Obama White House Office of Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships executive director Melissa ... Obama White House Office of Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships executive director Melissa Rogers explored the relationship between religion and government. 2:32 PM ESTApprox. 29 min.Hyrum Lewis, "There Is a God"Hyrum Lewis, professor of history at BYU Idaho, talked about his book, "There Is a God: How to ... Hyrum Lewis, professor of history at BYU Idaho, talked about his book, "There Is a God: How to Respond to Atheism in the Last Days."
3:01 PM ESTApprox. 1 hr.David Cady, "Religion of Fear"David Cady traced how a sect of the Church of God of the Union Assembly grew into one of the ... David Cady traced how a sect of the Church of God of the Union Assembly grew into one of the largest and wealthiest churches in America. 4:01 PM ESTApprox. 39 min.Azadeh Moaveni, "Guest House for Young Widows"Journalist Azadeh Moaveni talked about how women from around the world are recruited by ISIS and ... Journalist Azadeh Moaveni talked about how women from around the world are recruited by ISIS and the experiences these women have after joining. 4:40 PM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 5 min.Eric Foner, "The Second Founding"Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Eric Foner looked at the 13th, 14th, and 15th Amendments added to ... Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Eric Foner looked at the 13th, 14th, and 15th Amendments added to the U.S. Constitution during the Reconstruction Era.
5:45 PM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 5 min.Lizabeth Cohen, "Saving America's Cities"Harvard University professor Lizabeth Cohen looked at American urban policy in the forty years ... Harvard University professor Lizabeth Cohen looked at American urban policy in the forty years following World War II through the life of urban planner Edward Logue, who was instrumental in the redevelopment of Boston and portions of New York City. 6:50 PM ESTApprox. 1 hr.Tamim Ansary, "The Invention of Yesterday"Tamim Ansary discussed his book about "the history of everything" spanning 50,000 years. Tamim Ansary discussed his book about "the history of everything" spanning 50,000 years. 7:50 PM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 10 min.David Rubenstein, "The American Story"Philanthropist and Carlyle Group co-founder and co-CEO David Rubenstein told the history of the ... Philanthropist and Carlyle Group co-founder and co-CEO David Rubenstein told the history of the U.S. through conversations with prominent American historians.
9:00 PM ESTApprox. 57 min.After Words Newt Gingrich, "Trump vs. China"Former Speaker of the House of Representatives Newt Gingrich offered his thoughts on the threats ... Former Speaker of the House of Representatives Newt Gingrich offered his thoughts on the threats the U.S. faces from China. He was interviewed by the American Enterprise Institute's Oriana Mastro. 9:57 PM ESTApprox. 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. 9:59 PM ESTApprox. 45 min.Pamela Newkirk, "Diversity Inc."New York University journalism professor Pamela Newkirk examined whether diversity programs in the ... New York University journalism professor Pamela Newkirk examined whether diversity programs in the fields of entertainment, academia, and corporate America are working.
10:44 PM ESTApprox. 16 min.Tom Clavin, "Wild Bill"Tom Clavin talked about his book "Wild Bill: The True Story of the American Frontier's First ... Tom Clavin talked about his book "Wild Bill: The True Story of the American Frontier's First Gunfighter." 11:00 PM ESTApprox. 1 hr.Aaron Glantz, "Homewreckers"Aaron Glantz reported on the investors who profited in the housing market following the 2008 ... Aaron Glantz reported on the investors who profited in the housing market following the 2008 crash.
Monday, November 11
12:00 AM ESTApprox. 1 hr.After Words Newt Gingrich, "Trump vs. China"Former Speaker of the House of Representatives Newt Gingrich offered his thoughts on the threats ... Former Speaker of the House of Representatives Newt Gingrich offered his thoughts on the threats the U.S. faces from China. He was interviewed by the American Enterprise Institute's Oriana Mastro. 1:00 AM ESTApprox. 1 hr.Samantha Power, "The Education of an Idealist"Former United Nations ambassador in the Obama administration Samantha Power discussed her memoir, ... Former United Nations ambassador in the Obama administration Samantha Power discussed her memoir, "The Education of an Idealist." 2:00 AM ESTApprox. 1 hr.Charles Postel, "Equality"San Francisco State University history professor Charles Postel recounted the post-Civil War ... San Francisco State University history professor Charles Postel recounted the post-Civil War social movements that focused on racial equality.
3:00 AM ESTApprox. 56 min.After Words Newt Gingrich, "Trump vs. China"Former Speaker of the House of Representatives Newt Gingrich offered his thoughts on the threats ... Former Speaker of the House of Representatives Newt Gingrich offered his thoughts on the threats the U.S. faces from China. He was interviewed by the American Enterprise Institute's Oriana Mastro. 3:56 AM ESTApprox. 4 min.What Are You Reading with House Speaker Nancy PelosiHouse Speaker Nancy Pelosi shared her reading list with Book TV. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi shared her reading list with Book TV. 4:00 AM ESTApprox. 1 hr.Barry Levine and Monique El-Faizy, "All the President's Women"Journalists Barry Levine and Monique El-Faizy reported on allegations of sexual misconduct against ... Journalists Barry Levine and Monique El-Faizy reported on allegations of sexual misconduct against President Donald Trump.
5:00 AM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 10 min.Andrew Pollack, "Why Meadow Died"Andrew Pollack, the father of a student killed in the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Highschool in ... Andrew Pollack, the father of a student killed in the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Highschool in Parkland, Florida, offered his thoughts on school safety and guns. 6:10 AM ESTApprox. 48 min.Mikhal Dekel, "Tehran Children"City College of New York professor Mikhal Dekel provided a history of the Polish-Jewish refugees ... City College of New York professor Mikhal Dekel provided a history of the Polish-Jewish refugees who escaped the Nazis and settled in Iran. 6:58 AM ESTApprox. 53 min.Author Discussion on War and the MilitaryAuthors Elliott Ackerman and Clay Risen discussed America's military and rise as a global power. Authors Elliott Ackerman and Clay Risen discussed America's military and rise as a global power.
7:51 AM ESTApprox. 9 min.What Are You Reading with Senator Marsha BlackburnSen. Marsha Blackburn shared her reading list with Book TV. Sen. Marsha Blackburn shared her reading list with Book TV.