Book TV Schedule

Week of December 2 through December 9

All times and durations are subject to change

Saturday, December 7
8:01 AM ESTApprox. 59 min.Diane Tavenner, "Prepared"Summit Public Schools CEO Diane Tavenner offered her thoughts on how to prepare students for ... Summit Public Schools CEO Diane Tavenner offered her thoughts on how to prepare students for college and today's work environment. 9:00 AM ESTApprox. 2 hr.In Depth Jason RileyWall Street Journal columnist Jason Riley joined us to talk about immigration, liberal politics, ... Wall Street Journal columnist Jason Riley joined us to talk about immigration, liberal politics, and the black power movement in America. He is the author of "Let Them In," "Please Stop Helping Us," and "False Black Power?" 11:00 AM ESTApprox. 1 hr.Mo Rocca, "Mobituaries"CBS Sunday Morning correspondent Mo Rocca discussed his book of obituaries that features ... CBS Sunday Morning correspondent Mo Rocca discussed his book of obituaries that features politicians, scientists, entertainers, and more.
12:00 PM ESTApprox. 2 hr. 3 min.C-SPAN Cities Tour Exploring the American StoryThe C-SPAN Cities Tour travels the country exploring the American story as it takes Book TV and ... The C-SPAN Cities Tour travels the country exploring the American story as it takes Book TV and American History TV on the road. Highlights from some of the cities along the 2019 tour were featured. 2:03 PM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 7 min.Paul Theroux, "On the Plain of Snakes"Travel writer and novelist Paul Theroux talked about his journeys throughout Mexico, including ... Travel writer and novelist Paul Theroux talked about his journeys throughout Mexico, including along the Mexico-U.S. border. 3:10 PM ESTApprox. 50 min.David Kirp, "The College Dropout Scandal"UC Berkeley professor David Kirp outlined his ideas on how colleges and universities can reduce ... UC Berkeley professor David Kirp outlined his ideas on how colleges and universities can reduce the achievement gap and increase the number of graduates.
4:00 PM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 1 min.Nikki Haley, "With All Due Respect"Nikki Haley recounted her time as U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations in the Trump ... Nikki Haley recounted her time as U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations in the Trump administration. 5:01 PM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 14 min.Debbie Cenziper, "Citizen 865"Author and journalist Debbie Cenziper reported on the Nazi war criminals who secretly emigrated to ... Author and journalist Debbie Cenziper reported on the Nazi war criminals who secretly emigrated to the United States following World War II. 6:15 PM ESTApprox. 45 min.Eric Lichtblau, "Return to the Reich"Eric Lichtblau recounted the life of Freddy Mayer, a Jewish German emigre to the U.S. in 1938, who ... Eric Lichtblau recounted the life of Freddy Mayer, a Jewish German emigre to the U.S. in 1938, who was enlisted by the OSS, to return to Germany, where he impersonated a Nazi officer and French POW.
7:00 PM ESTApprox. 45 min.Andrea Chamblee, "The Capital of Basketball"Andrea Chamblee, widow of slain Capital Gazette reporter/editor John McNamara, talked about his ... Andrea Chamblee, widow of slain Capital Gazette reporter/editor John McNamara, talked about his life and posthumously published book. She was joined by former colleagues and friends of John McNamara. 7:45 PM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 1 min.Darryl Pinckney, "Busted in New York and Other Essays"New York Review of Books contributor Darryl Pinckney reflected on the black experience in America. New York Review of Books contributor Darryl Pinckney reflected on the black experience in America. 8:46 PM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 14 min.Scott Adams, "Loserthink - How Untrained Brains Are Ruining America"Dilbert creator Scott Adams offered his thoughts on how to avoid what he calls "loser think." Dilbert creator Scott Adams offered his thoughts on how to avoid what he calls "loser think."
10:00 PM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 5 min.After Words Lindy West, "The Witches Are Coming"New York Times contributing opinion writer Lindy West discussed the #metoo movement. She was ... New York Times contributing opinion writer Lindy West discussed the #metoo movement. She was interviewed by New York magazine writer at large and author Rebecca Traister. 11:05 PM ESTApprox. 55 min.Adm. James Stavridis Ret., "Sailing True North"Adm. James Stavridis (Ret.), former Supreme Allied Commander of NATO, talked about the lessons on ... Adm. James Stavridis (Ret.), former Supreme Allied Commander of NATO, talked about the lessons on leadership and character that he learned from studying naval commanders throughout history.
Sunday, December 8
12:00 AM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 4 min.Neal Katyal, "Impeach"Former Acting U.S. Solicitor General Neal Katyal made his case for why he thinks President Trump ... Former Acting U.S. Solicitor General Neal Katyal made his case for why he thinks President Trump should be impeached. 1:04 AM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 26 min.Bari Weiss, "How to Fight Anti-Semitism"New York Times editorial Bari Weiss argued that there is a rise in anti-Semitism in America. New York Times editorial Bari Weiss argued that there is a rise in anti-Semitism in America. 2:30 AM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 9 min.Karen Armstrong, "The Lost Art of Scripture"Theologian Karen Armstrong argued that religious texts have been misused by fundamentalists ... Theologian Karen Armstrong argued that religious texts have been misused by fundamentalists through narrow and literal readings.
3:39 AM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 13 min.Rich Lowry, "The Case for Nationalism"National Review editor Rich Lowry made his case for the positive contributions of nationalism. National Review editor Rich Lowry made his case for the positive contributions of nationalism. 4:52 AM 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. 4:55 AM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 5 min.Ed Stack, "It's How We Play the Game"Ed Stack, chairman and CEO of Dick's Sporting Goods, talked about building a multibillion dollar ... Ed Stack, chairman and CEO of Dick's Sporting Goods, talked about building a multibillion dollar business and the company's decision to stop selling guns in its stores following a spate of mass shootings.
6:00 AM ESTApprox. 45 min.Chung Min Lee, "The Hermit King"Chung Min Lee, senior fellow at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, talked about the ... Chung Min Lee, senior fellow at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, talked about the rule of Kim Jong Un in North Korea. 6:45 AM ESTApprox. 37 min.Senator Tom Cotton R-AR, "Sacred Duty"Republican Senator Tom Cotton of Arkansas provided a history of Arlington National Cemetery and ... Republican Senator Tom Cotton of Arkansas 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. 7:22 AM ESTApprox. 8 min.Bradford Kane, "Pitchfork Populism"Political analyst Bradford Kane examined the influence of populism on American politics. Political analyst Bradford Kane examined the influence of populism on American politics.
7:30 AM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 10 min.Ruha Benjamin, "Race After Technology"Princeton University's Ruha Benjamin argued that new technologies help reinforce racial ... Princeton University's Ruha Benjamin argued that new technologies help reinforce racial discrimination in the United States. 8:40 AM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 15 min.Debbie Cenziper, "Citizen 865"Author and journalist Debbie Cenziper reported on the Nazi war criminals who secretly emigrated to ... Author and journalist Debbie Cenziper reported on the Nazi war criminals who secretly emigrated to the United States following World War II. 9:55 AM ESTApprox. 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.
10:00 AM ESTApprox. 2 hr. 3 min.C-SPAN Cities Tour Exploring the American StoryThe C-SPAN Cities Tour travels the country exploring the American story as it takes Book TV and ... The C-SPAN Cities Tour travels the country exploring the American story as it takes Book TV and American History TV on the road. Highlights from some of the cities along the 2019 tour were featured. 12:03 PM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 1 min.After Words Sarah Milov, "The Cigarette"University of Virginia history professor Sarah Milov explored the political history of tobacco in ... University of Virginia history professor Sarah Milov explored the political history of tobacco in America. She was interviewed by former FDA Commissioner David Kessler. 1:04 PM ESTApprox. 41 min.Andrea Chamblee, "The Capital of Basketball"Andrea Chamblee, widow of slain Capital Gazette reporter/editor John McNamara, talked about his ... Andrea Chamblee, widow of slain Capital Gazette reporter/editor John McNamara, talked about his life and posthumously published book. She was joined by former colleagues and friends of John McNamara.
1:45 PM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 15 min.Stuart Schrader, "Badges Without Borders"Johns Hopkins University's Stuart Schrader discussed how policiing in the U.S. has been ... Johns Hopkins University's Stuart Schrader discussed how policiing in the U.S. has been transformed by what the government has learned from its support of counterinsurgency efforts since the Cold War. 3:00 PM 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. 4:10 PM ESTApprox. 50 min.Karine Jean-Pierre, "Moving Forward"MSNBC political analyst and MoveOn chief public affairs officer Karine Jean-Pierre reflected on ... MSNBC political analyst and MoveOn chief public affairs officer Karine Jean-Pierre reflected on her life in politics.
5:00 PM ESTApprox. 1 hr.Adm. James Stavridis Ret., "Sailing True North"Adm. James Stavridis (Ret.), former Supreme Allied Commander of NATO, talked about the lessons on ... Adm. James Stavridis (Ret.), former Supreme Allied Commander of NATO, talked about the lessons on leadership and character that he learned from studying naval commanders throughout history. 6:00 PM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 4 min.Neal Katyal, "Impeach"Former Acting U.S. Solicitor General Neal Katyal made his case for why he thinks President Trump ... Former Acting U.S. Solicitor General Neal Katyal made his case for why he thinks President Trump should be impeached. 7:04 PM ESTApprox. 6 min.James Olson, "To Catch a Spy"Former CIA counterintelligence chief James Olson argued that foreign intelligence organizations ... Former CIA counterintelligence chief James Olson argued that foreign intelligence organizations are doing a better job at spy craft then the United States.
7:10 PM ESTApprox. 50 min.Mo Moulton, "The Mutual Admiration Society"Mo Moulton chronicled author Dorothy Sayers work for women's rights in the early 20th century that ... Mo Moulton chronicled author Dorothy Sayers work for women's rights in the early 20th century that included her membership in a group of like-minded female students at Oxford University, the Mutual Admiration Society, who were among the first women to receive full degrees from the University. 8:00 PM ESTApprox. 1 hr.Roland De Wolk, "American Disruptor"Roland De Wolk recounted the life of 19th century industrialist and California Governor and U.S. ... Roland De Wolk recounted the life of 19th century industrialist and California Governor and U.S. Senator Leland Stanford, founder of Stanford University. 9:00 PM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 5 min.After Words Lindy West, "The Witches Are Coming"New York Times contributing opinion writer Lindy West discussed the #metoo movement. She was ... New York Times contributing opinion writer Lindy West discussed the #metoo movement. She was interviewed by New York magazine writer at large and author Rebecca Traister.
10:05 PM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 15 min.Scott Adams, "Loserthink - How Untrained Brains Are Ruining America"Dilbert creator Scott Adams offered his thoughts on how to avoid what he calls "loser think." Dilbert creator Scott Adams offered his thoughts on how to avoid what he calls "loser think." 11:20 PM ESTApprox. 34 min.Bruce Riedel, "Beirut 1958"Bruce Riedel, director of the Intelligence Project at the Brookings Institution, recalled ... Bruce Riedel, director of the Intelligence Project at the Brookings Institution, recalled President Eisenhower's decision to deploy U.S. Marines to Beirut in 1958, America's first combat entry into the Middle East. 11:54 PM ESTApprox. 7 min.Ruth Kassinger, "Slime"Science writer Ruth Kassinger reported on the many sustainable uses of algae. Science writer Ruth Kassinger reported on the many sustainable uses of algae.
Monday, December 9
12:01 AM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 4 min.After Words Lindy West, "The Witches Are Coming"New York Times contributing opinion writer Lindy West discussed the #metoo movement. She was ... New York Times contributing opinion writer Lindy West discussed the #metoo movement. She was interviewed by New York magazine writer at large and author Rebecca Traister. 1:05 AM ESTApprox. 56 min.Andy Greenberg, "Sandworm"Wired magazine's Andy Greenberg talked about Sandworm, a group of hackers working for Russia's ... Wired magazine's Andy Greenberg talked about Sandworm, a group of hackers working for Russia's military intelligence agency that was responsible for the world's largest cyberattack. 2:01 AM ESTApprox. 14 min.What Are You Reading with Representative Gerald ConnollyRep. Gerald Connolly (D-VA) shared his reading list with Book TV. Rep. Gerald Connolly (D-VA) shared his reading list with Book TV.
2:15 AM ESTApprox. 45 min.Stephen Harding, "Escape from Paris"Military historian Stephen Harding recounted a group of American aviators who escaped ... Military historian Stephen Harding recounted a group of American aviators who escaped German-occupied France with the aid of French citizens in 1943. 3:00 AM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 3 min.After Words Lindy West, "The Witches Are Coming"New York Times contributing opinion writer Lindy West discussed the #metoo movement. She was ... New York Times contributing opinion writer Lindy West discussed the #metoo movement. She was interviewed by New York magazine writer at large and author Rebecca Traister. 4:03 AM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 9 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.
5:12 AM ESTApprox. 51 min.David Kirp, "The College Dropout Scandal"UC Berkeley professor David Kirp outlined his ideas on how colleges and universities can reduce ... UC Berkeley professor David Kirp outlined his ideas on how colleges and universities can reduce the achievement gap and increase the number of graduates. 6:03 AM ESTApprox. 27 min.Call-in with Megan Phelps-Roper, "Unfollow"Megan Phelps-Roper took viewer phone calls about her upbringing in the Westboro Baptist Church and ... Megan Phelps-Roper took viewer phone calls about her upbringing in the Westboro Baptist Church and her decision to leave. 6:30 AM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 30 min.Sean Carroll, "Something Deeply Hidden"Theoretical physicist Sean Carroll offered his thoughts on quantum mechanics and space-time. Theoretical physicist Sean Carroll offered his thoughts on quantum mechanics and space-time.