Book TV Schedule

Week of May 23 through May 30

All times and durations are subject to change

Saturday, May 23
8:01 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr.Alex Kantrowitz, "Always Day One"Buzzfeed News senior technology reporter Alex Kantrowitz provided a look at the inner workings and ... Buzzfeed News senior technology reporter Alex Kantrowitz provided a look at the inner workings and business strategies of large tech companies like Amazon, Microsoft, Facebook, and Google. This virtual event was hosted by IVY. 9:01 AM EDTApprox. 44 min.Bettye Kearse, "The Other Madisons"Retired pediatrician and geneticist Bettye Kearse investigated her family's lineage and its oral ... Retired pediatrician and geneticist Bettye Kearse investigated her family's lineage and its oral history that claims they are descendants of James Madison and his slave, Coreen. 9:45 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 5 min.Thomas Piketty, "Capital and Ideology"Economist and bestselling author Thomas Piketty offered his views on politics and history. This ... Economist and bestselling author Thomas Piketty offered his views on politics and history. This was a virtual event hosted by Politics and Prose Bookstore.
10:50 AM EDTApprox. 45 min.Larry Diamond, "Ill Winds"Author and Hoover Institution senior fellow Larry Diamond talked about the impact of COVID-19 on ... Author and Hoover Institution senior fellow Larry Diamond talked about the impact of COVID-19 on democracy around the world. This virtual event was hosted by the Hoover Institution. 11:35 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 10 min.Frank Wilderson, "Afropessimism"African American studies professor Frank Wilderson offered his thoughts on being black in America. ... African American studies professor Frank Wilderson offered his thoughts on being black in America. This was a virtual event hosted by the Free Library of Philadelphia. 12:45 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 30 min.Books by P.J. O'RourkeBook TV looked at books by political satirist P.J. O'Rourke. Book TV looked at books by political satirist P.J. O'Rourke.
2:15 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 10 min.Parenting in a Time of CrisisAuthors Christine Carter ("The New Adolescence"), Madeline Levine ("Ready or Not"), and Sarah Ray ... Authors Christine Carter ("The New Adolescence"), Madeline Levine ("Ready or Not"), and Sarah Ray ("A Field Guide to Climate Anxiety") talked about parenting during the COVID-19 pandemic. This virtual discussion was part of the 2020 Bay Area Book Festival. 3:25 PM EDTApprox. 35 min.James Patterson, "The House of KennedyBook TV talked to bestselling author James Patterson about his efforts to assist bookstores ... Book TV talked to bestselling author James Patterson about his efforts to assist bookstores impacted by the coronavirus and his latest book on the political legacy of the Kennedy family. 4:00 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 1 min.Abram Van Engen, "City on a Hill"Washington University English professor Abram Van Engen provided a history of American ... Washington University English professor Abram Van Engen provided a history of American exceptionalism and the term "city on a hill," from its origins in a 1630 sermon by Massachusetts Bay governor John Winthrop to today. This was a virtual author program hosted by the Massachusetts Historical Society.
5:01 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr.Robert Reich, "The System"Former Clinton Administration Secretary of Labor Robert Reich argued that our economic and ... Former Clinton Administration Secretary of Labor Robert Reich argued that our economic and political systems are rigged to favor the rich and powerful. This virtual discussion was hosted by Harvard Book Store. 6:01 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 14 min.Heather Cox Richardson, "How the South Won the Civil War"Boston College history professor Heather Cox Richardson argued that Southern social, political, ... Boston College history professor Heather Cox Richardson argued that Southern social, political, and economic ideologies prevailed in the American West following the Civil War. This was a virtual author event hosted by the Brooklyn Historical Society. 7:15 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 10 min.Brad Meltzer, "The Lincoln Conspiracy"Brad Meltzer recounted the failed attempt to assassinate President Abraham Lincoln in Baltimore en ... Brad Meltzer recounted the failed attempt to assassinate President Abraham Lincoln in Baltimore en route to his inauguration in 1861. This was a virtual program hosted by Books & Books bookstore in Coral Gables, Florida.
8:25 PM EDTApprox. 30 min.Nick Adams, "Trump and Churchill"Nick Adams, founder and president of the Foundation for Liberty and American Greatness, talked ... Nick Adams, founder and president of the Foundation for Liberty and American Greatness, talked about what Donald Trump and Winston Churchill have in common. 8:55 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 6 min.Molly Ball, "Pelosi"Time magazine national political correspondent Molly Ball discussed the career of Speaker of the ... Time magazine national political correspondent Molly Ball discussed the career of Speaker of the House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi (D-CA). This virtual event was sponsored by Politics and Prose Bookstore. 10:01 PM EDTApprox. 59 min.After Words Chris Hughes,"Fair Shot"Facebook co-founder Chris Hughes discussed his plan to reduce poverty and strengthen the middle ... Facebook co-founder Chris Hughes discussed his plan to reduce poverty and strengthen the middle class by offering working people a guaranteed income paid for by the one percent. He is interviewed by Rep. Don Beyer (D-VA).
11:00 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 30 min.Books by Hoover Institution FellowsBook TV presented highlights from our coverage of books written by Hoover Institution fellows. Book TV presented highlights from our coverage of books written by Hoover Institution fellows.
Sunday, May 24
12:30 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 20 min.William Darity and Kirsten Mullen, "From Here to Equality"Duke University professor William Darity and Artefactual founder Kirsten Mullin offered their ... Duke University professor William Darity and Artefactual founder Kirsten Mullin offered their thoughts on reparations for Black Americans. This virtual event was sponsored by the Brookings Institution. 1:50 AM EDTApprox. 50 min.Douglas Murray, "The Madness of Crowds"Douglas Murray, associate editor at The Spectator, talked about BREXIT, the culture wars in the ... Douglas Murray, associate editor at The Spectator, talked about BREXIT, the culture wars in the United Kingdom, and the impact of COVID-19 on that country. This virtual discussion was hosted by the Manhattan Institute. 2:40 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 5 min.Rebecca Henderson, "Reimagining Capitalism in a World on Fire"Harvard University's Rebecca Henderson argued that the fundamental purpose of capitalism needs to ... Harvard University's Rebecca Henderson argued that the fundamental purpose of capitalism needs to be re-examined. This virtual discussion was hosted by Harvard Book Store.
3:45 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr.Jung Pak, "Becoming Kim Jong Un"Former CIA analyst Jung Pak talked about the character and motivations of North Korea's Kim Jong ... Former CIA analyst Jung Pak talked about the character and motivations of North Korea's Kim Jong Un. This virtual event was hosted by the Brookings Institution. 4:45 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 5 min.Abram Van Engen, "City on a Hill"Washington University English professor Abram Van Engen provided a history of American ... Washington University English professor Abram Van Engen provided a history of American exceptionalism and the term "city on a hill," from its origins in a 1630 sermon by Massachusetts Bay governor John Winthrop to today. This was a virtual author program hosted by the Massachusetts Historical Society. 5:50 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 10 min.Authors on End-of-Life CareDr. BJ Miller and Shoshana Berger ("A Beginner's Guide to the End") and Katy Butler ("The Art of ... Dr. BJ Miller and Shoshana Berger ("A Beginner's Guide to the End") and Katy Butler ("The Art of Dying Well") talked about mortality and end-of-life care. This virtual event was part of the 2020 Bay Area Book Festival.
7:00 AM EDTApprox. 45 min.Michael Arceneaux, "I Don't Want to Die Poor"Essayist Michael Arceneaux detailed his economic struggles with student debt. This was a virtual ... Essayist Michael Arceneaux detailed his economic struggles with student debt. This was a virtual author program. 7:45 AM EDTApprox. 45 min.H.R. McMaster on U.S. National Security and COVID-19Author and former National Security Advisor to President Trump, H.R. McMaster, talked about the ... Author and former National Security Advisor to President Trump, H.R. McMaster, talked about the global political and economic impact of COVID-19. This was a virtual program hosted by the Hoover Institution. 8:30 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr.Rana el Kaliouby, "Girl Decoded"Affectiva co-founder Rana el Kaliouby discussed her invention of Emotion AI, the programming of ... Affectiva co-founder Rana el Kaliouby discussed her invention of Emotion AI, the programming of artificial intelligence to read non-verbal cues and detect emotions.
9:30 AM EDTApprox. 45 min.Eric Nusbaum, "Stealing Home"Sports writer Eric Nusbaum reported on how the construction of the Los Angeles Dodgers Stadium led ... Sports writer Eric Nusbaum reported on how the construction of the Los Angeles Dodgers Stadium led to the displacement of a Mexican American neighborhood in the 1950s. This was a virtual event hosted by Vroman's Bookstore.. 10:15 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 15 min.Brad Meltzer, "The Lincoln Conspiracy"Brad Meltzer recounted the failed attempt to assassinate President Abraham Lincoln in Baltimore en ... Brad Meltzer recounted the failed attempt to assassinate President Abraham Lincoln in Baltimore en route to his inauguration in 1861. This was a virtual program hosted by Books & Books bookstore in Coral Gables, Florida. 11:30 AM EDTApprox. 30 min.Source Booksellers on the Impact of Covid-19Book TV talked to Janet Webster Jones and Alyson Jones Turner, owners of Source Booksellers in ... Book TV talked to Janet Webster Jones and Alyson Jones Turner, owners of Source Booksellers in Detroit, about how the coronavirus has impacted their bookstore's operations. In this virtual discussion, they also talked about their favorite nonfiction books.
12:00 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr.Erik Larson, "The Splendid and the Vile"Erik Larson looked at Prime Minister Winston Churchill's leadership during the London Blitz. This ... Erik Larson looked at Prime Minister Winston Churchill's leadership during the London Blitz. This was a virtual event hosted by Future Tense, a partnership of New America, Slate, and Arizona State University. 1:00 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 10 min.The American Electorate and Voter SuppressionAuthors Steve Phillips ("Brown Is the New White") and David Daley ("Unrigged") talked about voter ... Authors Steve Phillips ("Brown Is the New White") and David Daley ("Unrigged") talked about voter diversity and voter suppression in the United States. This virtual discussion was part of the 2020 Bay Area Book Festival. 2:10 PM EDTApprox. 45 min.Douglas Murray, "The Madness of Crowds"Douglas Murray, associate editor at The Spectator, talked about BREXIT, the culture wars in the ... Douglas Murray, associate editor at The Spectator, talked about BREXIT, the culture wars in the United Kingdom, and the impact of COVID-19 on that country. This virtual discussion was hosted by the Manhattan Institute.
2:55 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 5 min.Alina Das, "No Justice in the Shadows"NYU Immigrant Rights Clinic co-director Alina Das offered her thoughts on US immigration policy. ... NYU Immigrant Rights Clinic co-director Alina Das offered her thoughts on US immigration policy. This virtual program was sponsored by Politics and Prose Bookstore. 4:00 PM EDTApprox. 30 min.Nick Adams, "Trump and Churchill"Nick Adams, founder and president of the Foundation for Liberty and American Greatness, talked ... Nick Adams, founder and president of the Foundation for Liberty and American Greatness, talked about what Donald Trump and Winston Churchill have in common. 4:30 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 10 min.Molly Ball, "Pelosi"Time magazine national political correspondent Molly Ball discussed the career of Speaker of the ... Time magazine national political correspondent Molly Ball discussed the career of Speaker of the House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi (D-CA). This virtual event was sponsored by Politics and Prose Bookstore.
5:40 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr.David Marwell, "Mengele"David Marwell, former director of the Museum of Jewish Heritage, recounted the life of Nazi war ... David Marwell, former director of the Museum of Jewish Heritage, recounted the life of Nazi war criminal Josef Mengele. This was a virtual event hosted by Labyrinth Books and Princeton Public Library. 6:40 PM EDTApprox. 50 min.Lauren Sandler, "This is All I Got"Journalist Lauren Sandler reported on the rise in homelessness across America. This virtual event ... Journalist Lauren Sandler reported on the rise in homelessness across America. This virtual event was hosted by the Institute for Public Knowledge at NYU. 7:30 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 30 min.Books by Hoover Institution FellowsBook TV presented highlights from our coverage of books written by Hoover Institution fellows. Book TV presented highlights from our coverage of books written by Hoover Institution fellows.
9:00 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr.After Words Chris Hughes,"Fair Shot"Facebook co-founder Chris Hughes discussed his plan to reduce poverty and strengthen the middle ... Facebook co-founder Chris Hughes discussed his plan to reduce poverty and strengthen the middle class by offering working people a guaranteed income paid for by the one percent. He is interviewed by Rep. Don Beyer (D-VA). 10:00 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 30 min.Cecilia Munoz, "More than Ready"Cecilia Munoz detailed her experiences serving as the first Latina director of the Domestic Policy ... Cecilia Munoz detailed her experiences serving as the first Latina director of the Domestic Policy Council during the Obama administration. This was a virtual program hosted by New America. 11:30 PM EDTApprox. 33 min.James Patterson, "The House of KennedyBook TV talked to bestselling author James Patterson about his efforts to assist bookstores ... Book TV talked to bestselling author James Patterson about his efforts to assist bookstores impacted by the coronavirus and his latest book on the political legacy of the Kennedy family.
Monday, May 25
12:03 AM EDTApprox. 58 min.After Words Chris Hughes,"Fair Shot"Facebook co-founder Chris Hughes discussed his plan to reduce poverty and strengthen the middle ... Facebook co-founder Chris Hughes discussed his plan to reduce poverty and strengthen the middle class by offering working people a guaranteed income paid for by the one percent. He is interviewed by Rep. Don Beyer (D-VA). 1:01 AM EDTApprox. 46 min.Katherine Sharp Landdeck, "The Women with Silver Wings"Katherine Sharp Landdeck provided a history of the female pilots who served in the U.S. Army Air ... Katherine Sharp Landdeck provided a history of the female pilots who served in the U.S. Army Air Forces during World War II. This was a virtual event hosted by the National World War II Museum. 1:47 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 14 min.Heather Cox Richardson, "How the South Won the Civil War"Boston College history professor Heather Cox Richardson argued that Southern social, political, ... Boston College history professor Heather Cox Richardson argued that Southern social, political, and economic ideologies prevailed in the American West following the Civil War. This was a virtual author event hosted by the Brooklyn Historical Society.
3:01 AM EDTApprox. 59 min.After Words Chris Hughes,"Fair Shot"Facebook co-founder Chris Hughes discussed his plan to reduce poverty and strengthen the middle ... Facebook co-founder Chris Hughes discussed his plan to reduce poverty and strengthen the middle class by offering working people a guaranteed income paid for by the one percent. He is interviewed by Rep. Don Beyer (D-VA). 4:00 AM EDTApprox. 45 min.Larry Diamond, "Ill Winds"Author and Hoover Institution senior fellow Larry Diamond talked about the impact of COVID-19 on ... Author and Hoover Institution senior fellow Larry Diamond talked about the impact of COVID-19 on democracy around the world. This virtual event was hosted by the Hoover Institution. 4:45 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 30 min.Books About Race in AmericaBook TV looked at books about race in America. Book TV looked at books about race in America.
6:15 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 5 min.2020 J. Anthony Lukas PrizeBook TV provided coverage of the 2020 J. Anthony Lukas Prize, sponsored by Columbia Journalism ... Book TV provided coverage of the 2020 J. Anthony Lukas Prize, sponsored by Columbia Journalism School and the Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard University to 'recognize excellence in nonfiction that exemplifies the literary grace and commitment to serious research and social concern." The winners announced during this virtual event included Kerri Greenidge, "Black Radical" and Alex Kotlowitz, "An American Summer." 7:20 AM EDTApprox. 40 min.Author Discussion on the History of PandemicsAuthor Marie Arana and Library of Congress curator John Hessler discussed the history of global ... Author Marie Arana and Library of Congress curator John Hessler discussed the history of global pandemics. This was a virtual program hosted by the Library of Congress.