Book TV Schedule

Week of June 2 through June 9

All times and durations are subject to change

Saturday, June 6
8:01 AM EDTApprox. 59 min.Commencement Speeches Commencement Addresses by Random House AuthorsRandom House authors Martha Stewart, Wes Moore, David Brooks, Anna Quindlen, George Saunders, ... Random House authors Martha Stewart, Wes Moore, David Brooks, Anna Quindlen, George Saunders, Reshma Saujani, Donovan Livingston, and Lauren Graham offered advice to the graduating class of 2020. 9:00 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr.Richard Haass, "The World"Council on Foreign Relations president Richard Haass talked about the state of the world and the ... Council on Foreign Relations president Richard Haass talked about the state of the world and the foreign policy challenges facing the United States. He was interviewed by ABC News "Nightline" co-anchor Juju Chang. This virtual event was sponsored by the Council on Foreign Relations. 10:00 AM EDTApprox. 45 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. This virtual event was sponsored by the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History.
10:45 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 30 min.Robert Scoop Jackson, "The Game is Not a Game"ESPN national senior writer Scoop Jackson provided his thoughts on the role sports play in ... ESPN national senior writer Scoop Jackson provided his thoughts on the role sports play in American society. This virtual event was sponsored by Haymarket Books. 12:15 PM 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. 1:45 PM EDTApprox. 30 min.Washington Journal "The War on Cops"Heather Mac Donald talked about policing in the U.S. and the protests following the death of ... Heather Mac Donald talked about policing in the U.S. and the protests following the death of George Floyd.
2:15 PM EDTApprox. 35 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. 2:50 PM EDTApprox. 30 min.Kate Greene, "Once Upon a Time I Lived on Mars"NASA astronaut and scientist Kate Greene recalled her experiences living in a simulated Martian ... NASA astronaut and scientist Kate Greene recalled her experiences living in a simulated Martian environment. This event was hosted by the Library of Congress in Washington, DC. 3:20 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 10 min.Colin Calloway, "The Indian World of George Washington"Dartmouth College history professor Colin Calloway looked at George Washington's relationships ... Dartmouth College history professor Colin Calloway looked at George Washington's relationships with Native American leaders. This virtual author program was hosted by George Washington's Mount Vernon.
4:30 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 2 min.Barbara Ehrenreich, "Had I Known"Barbara Ehrenreich talked about economic inequality in the United States in the wake of the ... Barbara Ehrenreich talked about economic inequality in the United States in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. This virtual discussion was hosted by Politics and Prose Bookstore. 5:32 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 8 min.Daniel Mandell, "The Lost Tradition of Economic Equality in America, 1600-1870"History professor Daniel Mandell argued that early Americans were critical of economic inequality ... History professor Daniel Mandell argued that early Americans were critical of economic inequality and believed fiscal parity was an essential part of a functional society. This virtual event was sponsored by the Massachusetts Historical Society. 6:40 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 4 min.Mario Livio, "Galileo and the Science Deniers"Astrophysicist Mario Livio looked at the scientific discoveries of Galileo that challenged ... Astrophysicist Mario Livio looked at the scientific discoveries of Galileo that challenged conventional thinking during his time. This event was hosted by Harvard Book Store in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
7:44 PM EDTApprox. 46 min.Marie Mockett, "American Harvest"Writer Marie Mockett spoke about her journey through the heartland traveling with the wheat ... Writer Marie Mockett spoke about her journey through the heartland traveling with the wheat harvesters for her family's farm, and offered her observations on farm life in middle America. This virtual program was hosted by the Raven Book Store in Lawrence, Kansas. 8:30 PM EDTApprox. 30 min.Author & Historian Jill Lepore on the Historical Legacy of COVID-19Author and historian Jill Lepore offered her thoughts on the historical legacy of the COVID-19 ... Author and historian Jill Lepore offered her thoughts on the historical legacy of the COVID-19 pandemic. This was a virtual event hosted by the Library of Congress. 9:00 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr.Symone Sanders, "No, You Shut Up"Senior advisor for former Vice President Joe Biden's 2020 presidential campaign Symone Sanders ... Senior advisor for former Vice President Joe Biden's 2020 presidential campaign Symone Sanders offers her thoughts on how Americans can use their voices for change. This virtual event was sponsored by Georgetown University.
10:00 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr.After Words Arthur Brooks, " Love Your Enemies"Longtime American Enterprise Institute president Arthur Brooks offered strategies on how to bridge ... Longtime American Enterprise Institute president Arthur Brooks offered strategies on how to bridge the political divide in America. He's interviewed by Sen. Ben Sasse (R-NE). 11:00 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr.Bakari Sellers, "My Vanishing Country"CNN political analyst and former South Carolina state representative Bakari Sellers examined the ... CNN political analyst and former South Carolina state representative Bakari Sellers examined the socioeconomic challenges Americans in the rural south face through the lens of his hometown Denmark, South Carolina. He was joined in conversation by Pete Buttigieg former mayor of South Bend, Indiana. This virtual event was sponsored by Left Bank Books.
Sunday, June 7
12:00 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr.Esther Safran Foer, "I Want You to Know We're Still Here"Esther Safran Foer remembered her childhood as the daughter of Holocaust survivors and her search ... Esther Safran Foer remembered her childhood as the daughter of Holocaust survivors and her search for lost family members. This was a virtual event hosted by the Museum of Jewish Heritage in New York City. 1:00 AM EDTApprox. 45 min.Christian Brose, "The Kill Chain"Christian Brose, former staff director of the Senate Armed Services Committee, talked about the ... Christian Brose, former staff director of the Senate Armed Services Committee, talked about the future of high-tech warfare. This virtual discussion was hosted by the Hudson Institute. 1:45 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 15 min.Sylvia Ann Hewlett, "#MeToo in the Corporate World"Economist Sylvia Ann Hewlett discussed what she calls collateral damage of the #MeToo movement. ... Economist Sylvia Ann Hewlett discussed what she calls collateral damage of the #MeToo movement. This virtual program was sponsored by Town Hall Seattle.
3:00 AM 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. 3:30 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr.Authors on Voting from HomeAuthors Amber McReynolds ("When Women Vote") and Jesse Wegman ("Let the People Pick the ... Authors Amber McReynolds ("When Women Vote") and Jesse Wegman ("Let the People Pick the President") discussed the 2020 presidential election and offered their thoughts on the need for mail-in voting. This virtual event was part of the 2020 Bay Area Book Festival. 4:30 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 15 min.Award Winning Authors & BooksBook TV looked at award winning authors and their books. Book TV looked at award winning authors and their books.
5:45 AM 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. 6:55 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 5 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. 8:00 AM 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.
8:45 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr.Eduardo Porter, "American Poison"New York Times economics reporter Eduardo Porter examined the impact of racism in America. This ... New York Times economics reporter Eduardo Porter examined the impact of racism in America. This was a virtual program hosted by the Aspen Institute. 9:45 AM EDTApprox. 45 min.Marie Mockett, "American Harvest"Writer Marie Mockett spoke about her journey through the heartland traveling with the wheat ... Writer Marie Mockett spoke about her journey through the heartland traveling with the wheat harvesters for her family's farm, and offered her observations on farm life in middle America. This virtual program was hosted by the Raven Book Store in Lawrence, Kansas. 10:30 AM 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.
12:00 PM EDTApprox. 2 hr.LIVE In Depth Yuval LevinAuthor and American Enterprise Institute scholar Yuval Levin talks about U.S. political history ... Author and American Enterprise Institute scholar Yuval Levin talks about U.S. political history and the political divide in the country today. He's the author of "The Great Debate," "The Fractured Republic,' and "A Time to Build." 2:00 PM EDTApprox. 2 hr.In Depth Yuval LevinAuthor and American Enterprise Institute scholar Yuval Levin talked about U.S. political history ... Author and American Enterprise Institute scholar Yuval Levin talked about U.S. political history and the political divide in the country today. He's the author of "The Great Debate," "The Fractured Republic,' and "A Time to Build." 4:00 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 30 min.Author Discussion on EducationAuthor and University of Chicago professor Eve Ewing offered her thoughts about the education ... Author and University of Chicago professor Eve Ewing offered her thoughts about the education system in America. This virtual program was sponsored by Haymarket Books.
5:30 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. 6:03 PM EDTApprox. 58 min.Q&A Margaret MacMillanMargaret MacMillan was interviewed about her book "Nixon and Mao: The Week That Changed the ... Margaret MacMillan was interviewed about her book "Nixon and Mao: The Week That Changed the World," published by Random House. She described then President Nixon's 1972 trip to China, details of planning the trip, the meetings between President Nixon and Chairman Mao, and U.S. views on the accomplishments of the meetings. 7:01 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 2 min.Margaret MacMillan, "The War That Ended Peace"Margaret MacMillan, international history professor at Oxford University, talked about her book, ... Margaret MacMillan, international history professor at Oxford University, talked about her book, "The War That Ended Peace: The Road to 1914," in which she examines the lead-up to World War I. In her book, the author recounts the tension and transformed political and social landscape that marked Europe from the turn of the 20th century to the beginning of the war in 1914. Margaret MacMillan spoke at the Council on Foreign Relations in New York City.
8:03 PM EDTApprox. 57 min.Author Discussion on U.S. HistoryAuthors and historians Jon Meacham, Margaret MacMillan, and Douglas Brinkley discussed their ... Authors and historians Jon Meacham, Margaret MacMillan, and Douglas Brinkley discussed their favorite historical figures at the 2018 Rancho Mirage Writers Festival in California. 9:00 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 1 min.After Words Arthur Brooks, " Love Your Enemies"Longtime American Enterprise Institute president Arthur Brooks offered strategies on how to bridge ... Longtime American Enterprise Institute president Arthur Brooks offered strategies on how to bridge the political divide in America. He's interviewed by Sen. Ben Sasse (R-NE). 10:01 PM EDTApprox. 2 hr.In Depth Yuval LevinAuthor and American Enterprise Institute scholar Yuval Levin talked about U.S. political history ... Author and American Enterprise Institute scholar Yuval Levin talked about U.S. political history and the political divide in the country today. He's the author of "The Great Debate," "The Fractured Republic,' and "A Time to Build."
Monday, June 8
12:01 AM EDTApprox. 59 min.After Words Arthur Brooks, " Love Your Enemies"Longtime American Enterprise Institute president Arthur Brooks offered strategies on how to bridge ... Longtime American Enterprise Institute president Arthur Brooks offered strategies on how to bridge the political divide in America. He's interviewed by Sen. Ben Sasse (R-NE). 1:00 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 10 min.Karla Cornejo Villavicencio, "The Undocumented Americans"Writer Karla Cornejo Villavicencio detailed the experiences of herself and others living as ... Writer Karla Cornejo Villavicencio detailed the experiences of herself and others living as undocumented immigrants in the United States. This virtual event was sponsored by the Free Library of Philadelphia. 2:10 AM 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.
3:00 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr.After Words Arthur Brooks, " Love Your Enemies"Longtime American Enterprise Institute president Arthur Brooks offered strategies on how to bridge ... Longtime American Enterprise Institute president Arthur Brooks offered strategies on how to bridge the political divide in America. He's interviewed by Sen. Ben Sasse (R-NE). 4:00 AM EDTApprox. 30 min.Kate Greene, "Once Upon a Time I Lived on Mars"NASA astronaut and scientist Kate Greene recalled her experiences living in a simulated Martian ... NASA astronaut and scientist Kate Greene recalled her experiences living in a simulated Martian environment. This event was hosted by the Library of Congress in Washington, DC. 4:30 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..
5:15 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 10 min.Colin Calloway, "The Indian World of George Washington"Dartmouth College history professor Colin Calloway looked at George Washington's relationships ... Dartmouth College history professor Colin Calloway looked at George Washington's relationships with Native American leaders. This virtual author program was hosted by George Washington's Mount Vernon. 6:25 AM EDTApprox. 30 min.Melville House Discussion on Bookselling and Publishing During the Coronavirus LockdownMelville House co-publisher Dennis Johnson led a discussion with Jessica Bagnulo, co-owner of ... Melville House co-publisher Dennis Johnson led a discussion with Jessica Bagnulo, co-owner of Greenlight Bookstore, and Johnny Temple, publisher at Akashic Books, about the impact of the coronavirus shutdown. 6:55 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 5 min.Ted Widmer, "Lincoln on the Verge"Historian Ted Widmer looked at the days leading up to Abraham Lincoln's first inauguration, which ... Historian Ted Widmer looked at the days leading up to Abraham Lincoln's first inauguration, which included a precarious trip to Washington and an assassination attempt. This was a virtual author program hosted by the Carnegie Council.