Book TV Schedule

Week of March 26 through April 2

All times and durations are subject to change

Saturday, March 28
8:00 AM EDTApprox. 50 min.Kate Winkler Dawson, "American Sherlock"University of Texas journalism professor Kate Winkler Dawson looked at the life of Edward Oscar ... University of Texas journalism professor Kate Winkler Dawson looked at the life of Edward Oscar Heinrich, America's first forensic scientist, who was integral in introducing the use of ballistics, blood spatter analysis, and fingerprints as evidence in legal cases. 8:50 AM EDTApprox. 10 min.Coronavirus' Impact on Books and BooksBook TV talked to Mitchell Kaplan, owner of Books & Books in Coral Gables, Florida, about how the ... Book TV talked to Mitchell Kaplan, owner of Books & Books in Coral Gables, Florida, about how the coronavirus has impacted his bookstore's operations. 9:00 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 1 min.Benjamin Park, "Kingdom of Nauvoo"Sam Houston State University history professor Benjamin Park chronicled the founding of Nauvoo, ... Sam Houston State University history professor Benjamin Park chronicled the founding of Nauvoo, Illinois, by Mormon leader Joseph Smith in 1839.
10:01 AM EDTApprox. 59 min.Booknotes Gina Kolata, "Flu"Gina Kolata discussed her book "Flu: The Story of the Great Influenza Pandemic of 1918 and the ... Gina Kolata discussed her book "Flu: The Story of the Great Influenza Pandemic of 1918 and the Search for the Virus that Caused It," published by Farrar Straus and Giroux. The author pieced together a picture, through letters, interviews, news reports, and recent research into the virus, of the devastating flu outbreak of 1918, which killed 40 million people worldwide. 11:00 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr.David Kilcullen, "The Dragons and the Snakes"David Kilcullen, former counterinsurgency adviser to Gen. David Petraeus, looked at the ways ... David Kilcullen, former counterinsurgency adviser to Gen. David Petraeus, looked at the ways hostile forces have adapted to the ways the U.S. fights wars. 12:00 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 4 min.Charlotte Alter, "The Ones We've Been Waiting For"Time national correspondent Charlotte Alter reported on how millennials have gained leadership ... Time national correspondent Charlotte Alter reported on how millennials have gained leadership roles at the local and national level.
1:04 PM EDTApprox. 11 min.Coronavirus' Impact on Politics and Prose BookstoresBook TV talked to Bradley Graham, co-owner of Politics & Prose Bookstore in Washington, DC, about ... Book TV talked to Bradley Graham, co-owner of Politics & Prose Bookstore in Washington, DC, about how the cornoavirus has impacted his bookstore's operations. 1:15 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 1 min.Richard Frank, "Tower of Skulls"Historian Richard Frank provided the first of a multi-volume history of the Asia-Pacific War, from ... Historian Richard Frank provided the first of a multi-volume history of the Asia-Pacific War, from 1937-1942. 2:16 PM EDTApprox. 44 min.Author Carl Hiassen on his Writing CareerAuthor and Miami Herald syndicated columnist Carl Hiaasen discussed his writing career. Author and Miami Herald syndicated columnist Carl Hiaasen discussed his writing career.
3:00 PM EDTApprox. 50 min.Alexis Wichowski, "The Information Trade"Alexis Wichowski, deputy chief technology officer for New York City, talked about the power ... Alexis Wichowski, deputy chief technology officer for New York City, talked about the power dynamic between big tech companies and governments around the world. 3:50 PM EDTApprox. 40 min.Joanne McNeil, "Lurking"Joanne McNeil described how internet use shifted from being individualistic, spontaneous, and ... Joanne McNeil described how internet use shifted from being individualistic, spontaneous, and voluntary to being data and advertising driven and dominated by corporations. 4:30 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 5 min.Chip Walter, "Immortality, Inc"Journalist Chip Walter reported on the science and business of anti-aging. Journalist Chip Walter reported on the science and business of anti-aging.
5:35 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 10 min.Tim Bakken, "The Cost of Loyalty"West Point law professor Tim Bakken argued that the U.S. military is hurting itself and the ... West Point law professor Tim Bakken argued that the U.S. military is hurting itself and the country by elevating loyalty over all other values. 6:45 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 1 min.Michael Strain, "The American Dream Is Not Dead"American Enterprise Institute scholar Michael Strain argued that the future is bright for those ... American Enterprise Institute scholar Michael Strain argued that the future is bright for those who want to become successful in the United States. 7:46 PM EDTApprox. 45 min.Robert Plumb, "The Better Angels"Author Robert Plumb looked at how Harriet Tubman, Clara Barton, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Sarah ... Author Robert Plumb looked at how Harriet Tubman, Clara Barton, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Sarah Josepha Hale, and Julia Ward Howe had an impact on the Civil War.
8:31 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 29 min.Rebecca Solnit, "Recollections of My Nonexistence"Rebecca Solnit recounted her journey to becoming a writer and feminist. Rebecca Solnit recounted her journey to becoming a writer and feminist. 10:00 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr.After Words Eilene Zimmerman, "Smacked"Journalist Eilene Zimmerman looked at white-collar drug addiction. She was interviewed by former ... Journalist Eilene Zimmerman looked at white-collar drug addiction. She was interviewed by former health commissioner for Baltimore, Dr. Leana Wen. 11:00 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 30 min.Books About the Trump AdministrationBook TV looked at books about the Trump administration. Book TV looked at books about the Trump administration.
Sunday, March 29
12:30 AM EDTApprox. 44 min.Washington Journal Vernon Robinson, "Coming Home"Conservative activist Vernon Robinson discussed his book, "Coming Home: How Black Americans Will ... Conservative activist Vernon Robinson discussed his book, "Coming Home: How Black Americans Will Re-Elect Trump." 1:14 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 17 min.Diane Ravitch, "Slaying Goliath"Former U.S. Assistant Secretary of Education in the George H.W. Bush administration Diane Ravitch ... Former U.S. Assistant Secretary of Education in the George H.W. Bush administration Diane Ravitch made the argument for why she believes public education should not be privatized. 2:31 AM EDTApprox. 29 min.Christopher Knowlton, "Bubble in the Sun"Author Christopher Knowlton recounted the migration of millions of people to Florida in the 1920s ... Author Christopher Knowlton recounted the migration of millions of people to Florida in the 1920s and the development of the state's wetlands.
3:00 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 1 min.Lorien Pratt, "Link"Lorien Pratt discussed the next level of artificial intelligence that involves decision making. Lorien Pratt discussed the next level of artificial intelligence that involves decision making. 4:01 AM EDTApprox. 59 min.Fred Kaplan, "The Bomb"Slate national security columnist Fred Kaplan provided a history of American policy on nuclear ... Slate national security columnist Fred Kaplan provided a history of American policy on nuclear war. 5:00 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 15 min.E.J. Dionne, "Code Red"Washington Post columnist E.J. Dionne offered his thoughts on how more Democrats can win in the ... Washington Post columnist E.J. Dionne offered his thoughts on how more Democrats can win in the 2020 election.
6:15 AM EDTApprox. 46 min.Book TVNon-fiction books and authors. Non-fiction books and authors. 7:01 AM EDTApprox. 54 min.Robert Bilott, "Exposure"Environmental lawyer Robert Bilott chronicled his 20-year legal battle against DuPont. Environmental lawyer Robert Bilott chronicled his 20-year legal battle against DuPont. 7:55 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 15 min.Christian Picciolini, "Breaking Hate"Former white supremacist Christian Picciolini looked at how hate groups target vulnerable people. Former white supremacist Christian Picciolini looked at how hate groups target vulnerable people.
9:10 AM EDTApprox. 50 min.Tim Harford, "Fifty Inventions That Shaped the Modern Economy"Author and journalist Tim Harford looked at the inventions that have had the greatest impact on ... Author and journalist Tim Harford looked at the inventions that have had the greatest impact on today's economy. 10:00 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr.Cyntoia Brown-Long, "Free Cyntoia"Cyntoia Brown-Long discussed her journey from prison to an advocate working to reform juvenile ... Cyntoia Brown-Long discussed her journey from prison to an advocate working to reform juvenile sentencing guidelines. 11:00 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr.Jonathan Horn, "Washington's End"Former George W. Bush White House presidential speechwriter Jonathan Horn provided a history of ... Former George W. Bush White House presidential speechwriter Jonathan Horn provided a history of George Washington's final years.
12:00 PM EDTApprox. 52 min.After Words Jennifer Steinhauer, "The Firsts"New York Times reporter Jennifer Steinhauer chronicles the first year of the largest class of ... New York Times reporter Jennifer Steinhauer chronicles the first year of the largest class of women ever elected to Congress. She was interviewed by first term Congresswoman Chrissy Houlahan (D-PA). 12:52 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 20 min.Ross Douthat, "The Decadent Society"New York Times columnist Ross Douthat argued that American society has become stagnant and ... New York Times columnist Ross Douthat argued that American society has become stagnant and predictable. 2:12 PM EDTApprox. 39 min.Ingrid Newkirk, "Animalkind"People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals founder and president Ingrid Newkirk discussed the ... People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals founder and president Ingrid Newkirk discussed the formation of PETA and the influence it's had on public policy.
2:51 PM EDTApprox. 10 min.Coronavirus' Impact on Books and BooksBook TV talked to Mitchell Kaplan, owner of Books & Books in Coral Gables, Florida, about how the ... Book TV talked to Mitchell Kaplan, owner of Books & Books in Coral Gables, Florida, about how the coronavirus has impacted his bookstore's operations. 3:01 PM EDTApprox. 59 min.Benjamin Park, "Kingdom of Nauvoo"Sam Houston State University history professor Benjamin Park chronicled the founding of Nauvoo, ... Sam Houston State University history professor Benjamin Park chronicled the founding of Nauvoo, Illinois, by Mormon leader Joseph Smith in 1839. 4:00 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr.Joshua Hammer, "The Falcon Thief"Joshua Hammer told the story of a black market animal smuggling operation and reported on related ... Joshua Hammer told the story of a black market animal smuggling operation and reported on related international and American trade regulations.
5:00 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 30 min.Rebecca Solnit, "Recollections of My Nonexistence"Rebecca Solnit recounted her journey to becoming a writer and feminist. Rebecca Solnit recounted her journey to becoming a writer and feminist. 6:30 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 30 min.Books About the Trump AdministrationBook TV looked at books about the Trump administration. Book TV looked at books about the Trump administration. 8:00 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr.LeeAnna Keith, "When It Was Grand"Historian LeeAnna Keith looked at the origins of the Republican Party, formed in 1854 by opponents ... Historian LeeAnna Keith looked at the origins of the Republican Party, formed in 1854 by opponents of slavery.
9:00 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr.After Words Eilene Zimmerman, "Smacked"Journalist Eilene Zimmerman looked at white-collar drug addiction. She was interviewed by former ... Journalist Eilene Zimmerman looked at white-collar drug addiction. She was interviewed by former health commissioner for Baltimore, Dr. Leana Wen. 10:00 PM EDTApprox. 45 min.Robert Plumb, "The Better Angels"Author Robert Plumb looked at how Harriet Tubman, Clara Barton, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Sarah ... Author Robert Plumb looked at how Harriet Tubman, Clara Barton, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Sarah Josepha Hale, and Julia Ward Howe had an impact on the Civil War. 10:45 PM EDTApprox. 6 min.Coronavirus' Impact on Politics and Prose BookstoresBook TV talked to Bradley Graham, co-owner of Politics & Prose Bookstore in Washington, DC, about ... Book TV talked to Bradley Graham, co-owner of Politics & Prose Bookstore in Washington, DC, about how the cornoavirus has impacted his bookstore's operations.
10:51 PM EDTApprox. 9 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. 11:00 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr.Serena Zabin, "The Boston Massacre"History professor Serena Zabin provided a history of the 1770 Boston Massacre. History professor Serena Zabin provided a history of the 1770 Boston Massacre.
Monday, March 30
12:00 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr.After Words Eilene Zimmerman, "Smacked"Journalist Eilene Zimmerman looked at white-collar drug addiction. She was interviewed by former ... Journalist Eilene Zimmerman looked at white-collar drug addiction. She was interviewed by former health commissioner for Baltimore, Dr. Leana Wen. 1:00 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 5 min.David Enrich, "Dark Towers"David Enrich, finance editor at the New York Times, took a critical look at the history and ... David Enrich, finance editor at the New York Times, took a critical look at the history and current business practices of Germany's Deutsche Bank. 2:05 AM EDTApprox. 55 min.Charlie Kirk, "The MAGA Doctrine"Turning Point USA founder Charlie Kirk offered his thoughts on what he calls the new conservative ... Turning Point USA founder Charlie Kirk offered his thoughts on what he calls the new conservative agenda.
3:00 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr.After Words Eilene Zimmerman, "Smacked"Journalist Eilene Zimmerman looked at white-collar drug addiction. She was interviewed by former ... Journalist Eilene Zimmerman looked at white-collar drug addiction. She was interviewed by former health commissioner for Baltimore, Dr. Leana Wen. 4:00 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 10 min.Janice Kaplan, "The Genius of Women"Journalist Janice Kaplan discussed the discoveries of women geniuses today and throughout history. Journalist Janice Kaplan discussed the discoveries of women geniuses today and throughout history. 5:10 AM EDTApprox. 50 min.Susan Orlean, "The Library Book"Author and New Yorker staff writer Susan Orlean recounted the Los Angeles Public Library Fire of ... Author and New Yorker staff writer Susan Orlean recounted the Los Angeles Public Library Fire of 1986.
6:00 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 1 min.Richard Frank, "Tower of Skulls"Historian Richard Frank provided the first of a multi-volume history of the Asia-Pacific War, from ... Historian Richard Frank provided the first of a multi-volume history of the Asia-Pacific War, from 1937-1942. 7:01 AM EDTApprox. 59 min.Conor Dougherty, "Golden Gates"New York Times economic reporter Conor Dougherty reported on the housing crisis in the San ... New York Times economic reporter Conor Dougherty reported on the housing crisis in the San Francisco Bay area.