Book TV Schedule

Week of June 28 through July 5

All times and durations are subject to change

Saturday, July 4
8:00 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 15 min.Katie Roiphe, "The Power Notebooks"Cultural writer Katie Roiphe looks at how women experience and manage power. This virtual program ... Cultural writer Katie Roiphe looks at how women experience and manage power. This virtual program was sponsored by Seattle Town Hall. 9:15 AM EDTApprox. 40 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. 9:55 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 5 min.Dr. Danielle Ofri, "When We Do Harm"Dr. Danielle Ofri provides her insights on patient care and safety. This virtual event was ... Dr. Danielle Ofri provides her insights on patient care and safety. This virtual event was sponsored by Left Bank Books in Saint Louis, Missouri.
11:00 AM EDTApprox. 30 min.John Bolton, "The Room Where It Happened"John Bolton, President Trump's former national security adviser, sat down with the Washington Post ... John Bolton, President Trump's former national security adviser, sat down with the Washington Post to discuss his book, "The Room Where it Happened." 11:30 AM EDTApprox. 15 min.John Bolton's Book & Government Prepublication ReviewsNational Security Archive director Tom Blanton talked about the battle over the publication of ... National Security Archive director Tom Blanton talked about the battle over the publication of John Bolton's "The Room Where It Happened" and the process by which former government officials have to adhere to have their books published. 11:45 AM EDTApprox. 55 min.Nikita Stewart, "Troop 6000"New York Times journalist Nikita Stewart reported on Girl Scouts Troop 6000 which was started for ... New York Times journalist Nikita Stewart reported on Girl Scouts Troop 6000 which was started for girls living in a homeless shelter in New York City and sparked the creation of similar troops around the country. This was a virtual event hosted by Greenlight Bookstore in New York City.
12:40 PM EDTApprox. 40 min.Ralph Reed, "For God and Country"Faith and Freedom Coalition founder and chairman Ralph Reed discussed why evangelical Christians ... Faith and Freedom Coalition founder and chairman Ralph Reed discussed why evangelical Christians support President Trump. 1:20 PM EDTApprox. 35 min.Melville House Interview with Jenn Risko, John Mutter, and Bob Gray of Shelf AwarenessMelville House co-publisher Dennis Johnson talked about the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on ... Melville House co-publisher Dennis Johnson talked about the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on the independent publishing industry with Jenn Risko, John Mutter, and Bob Gray of Shelf Awareness, a trade publication that covers the industry. 1:55 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 5 min.Donna Harrington-Lueker, "Books for Idle Hours"Salve Regina University English professor Donna Harrington-Lueker looked at the concept of summer ... Salve Regina University English professor Donna Harrington-Lueker looked at the concept of summer reading that was popularized in the 19th century. This was a virtual event hosted by the Massachusetts Historical Society.
3:00 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 10 min.Jim Newton, "Man of Tomorrow"Journalist Jim Newton discussed the career of former California Governor Jerry Brown, including ... Journalist Jim Newton discussed the career of former California Governor Jerry Brown, including his impact on national politics and his thoughts about America's future. . Jerry Brown joined in this conversation. This virtual program was sponsored by the Los Angeles World Affairs Council & Town Hall and WritersBloc Presents. 4:10 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 20 min.Casey Cep, "Furious Hours"Casey Cep recalled author Harper Lee's attempt to write a true crime book. This was a virtual ... Casey Cep recalled author Harper Lee's attempt to write a true crime book. This was a virtual event hosted by the Gaithersburg Book Festival. 5:30 PM EDTApprox. 50 min.Roger Rosenblatt, "The Story I Am"Author and essayist Roger Rosenblatt talked about the importance of documenting everyday life ... Author and essayist Roger Rosenblatt talked about the importance of documenting everyday life during times of crisis. This event was hosted by the Saratoga Springs Book Festival.
6:20 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 10 min.Elizabeth Varon, "Armies of Deliverance"University of Virginia history professor Elizabeth Varon argued that during the Civil War the ... University of Virginia history professor Elizabeth Varon argued that during the Civil War the North was motivated to liberate instead of conquer the South. This was a virtual program hosted by the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History in New York City. 7:30 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 30 min.Michael Long and Pamela Horowitz, "Race Man"Elizabethtown College religious studies professor Michael Long and Pamela Horowitz, widow of ... Elizabethtown College religious studies professor Michael Long and Pamela Horowitz, widow of Julian Bond, shared collected writings by the late civil rights leader. This was a virtual event hosted by Charis Books in Decatur, Georgia. 9:00 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr.Author Discussion on Race, Riots, & the PoliceYouth activist and author Jamil Jivani and the Manhattan Institute's Coleman Hughes and Rafael ... Youth activist and author Jamil Jivani and the Manhattan Institute's Coleman Hughes and Rafael Mangual offered their thoughts on race, riots, and the police. This is virtual event hosted by the Manhattan Institute in New York City.
10:00 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr.After Words Mary Jordan, "The Art of Her Deal"Pulitzer Prize-winning Washington Post reporter Mary Jordan discussed the life and influence of ... Pulitzer Prize-winning Washington Post reporter Mary Jordan discussed the life and influence of first lady Melania Trump. She was interviewed by USA Today Washington Bureau Chief Susan Page. 11:00 PM EDTApprox. 40 min.Sen. Joni Ernst R-IA, "Daughter of the Heartland"Sen. Joni Ernst (R-IA) spoke about her life growing up in Iowa, her military career and her ... Sen. Joni Ernst (R-IA) spoke about her life growing up in Iowa, her military career and her journey in becoming the first female combat veteran to serve as a United States Senator. 11:40 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr.Stephanie Kelton, "The Deficit Myth" and Zachary Carter, "The Price of Peace"State University of New York economics professor Stephanie Kelton and HuffPost senior reporter ... State University of New York economics professor Stephanie Kelton and HuffPost senior reporter Zachary Carter talked about modern economic theories and whether they hold up today. This virtual event was hosted by Politics and Prose Bookstore.
Sunday, July 5
12:40 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 5 min.David Horowitz, "Blitz"David Horowitz offered his thought on how President Trump can win re-election in 2020. This was a ... David Horowitz offered his thought on how President Trump can win re-election in 2020. This was a virtual event hosted by the David Horowitz Freedom Center in Sherman Oaks, California. 1:45 AM EDTApprox. 55 min.Tiffany Shlain, "24/6"Filmmaker and Webby Awards founder Tiffany Shlain talked about the benefits of turning off your ... Filmmaker and Webby Awards founder Tiffany Shlain talked about the benefits of turning off your screens for one day every week. This virtual event was hosted by the Bay Area Book Festival. 2:40 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 5 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.
3:45 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 5 min.Robert Gates, "Exercise of Power"Former defense secretary Robert Gates (2006-2011) took a critical look at the use of U.S. power ... Former defense secretary Robert Gates (2006-2011) took a critical look at the use of U.S. power around the world since the end of World War Two. He discussed the topic with former defense secretary James Mattis (2017-2019). This was a virtual event hosted by the Commonwealth Club of California . 4:50 AM EDTApprox. 55 min.Nikita Stewart, "Troop 6000"New York Times journalist Nikita Stewart reported on Girl Scouts Troop 6000 which was started for ... New York Times journalist Nikita Stewart reported on Girl Scouts Troop 6000 which was started for girls living in a homeless shelter in New York City and sparked the creation of similar troops around the country. This was a virtual event hosted by Greenlight Bookstore in New York City. 5:45 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 30 min.Anthony Townsend, "Ghost Road"City planning expert Anthony Townsend discussed the future of autonomous vehicles. This event was ... City planning expert Anthony Townsend discussed the future of autonomous vehicles. This event was hosted by Town Hall Seattle.
7:15 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr.Dr. Vivian Lee, "The Long Fix"Health care CEO Dr. Vivian Lee looked at the American healthcare system and presented a plan for ... Health care CEO Dr. Vivian Lee looked at the American healthcare system and presented a plan for reform. This event was hosted by Town Hall Seattle in Washington. 8:15 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 1 min.Donna Harrington-Lueker, "Books for Idle Hours"Salve Regina University English professor Donna Harrington-Lueker looked at the concept of summer ... Salve Regina University English professor Donna Harrington-Lueker looked at the concept of summer reading that was popularized in the 19th century. This was a virtual event hosted by the Massachusetts Historical Society. 9:16 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 4 min.Author Discussion on Racial Equity & COVID-19Author and American University professor Ibram Kendi weighed in on racial equity in America ... Author and American University professor Ibram Kendi weighed in on racial equity in America before, during, and after COVID-19. This virtual program was sponsored by the National Low Income Housing Coalition.
10:20 AM EDTApprox. 40 min.Matthew Whitaker, "Above the Law"Former Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker argued that insiders at the Justice Department ... Former Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker argued that insiders at the Justice Department tried to subvert President Trump. 11:00 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr.After Words Wes Moore, "Five Days"Robin Hood CEO Wes Moore spoke about the 2015 Baltimore uprising following the death of Freddy ... Robin Hood CEO Wes Moore spoke about the 2015 Baltimore uprising following the death of Freddy Gray through the lens of several Baltimoreans who witnessed the unrest. He was interviewed by Demos senior fellow Heather McGhee. 12:00 PM EDTApprox. 2 hr.LIVE In Depth Adm. James Stavridis USN, Ret.Retired admiral James Stavridis talks about his naval career, global security, and leadership. Retired admiral James Stavridis talks about his naval career, global security, and leadership.
2:00 PM EDTApprox. 2 hr. 1 min.In Depth Adm. James Stavridis USN, Ret.Retired admiral James Stavridis talked about his naval career, global security, and leadership. ... Retired admiral James Stavridis talked about his naval career, global security, and leadership. Adm. Stavridis, former Supreme Allied Commander for Global Operations at NATO, is the author of "Command at Sea," "The Accidental Admiral," and "Sailing True North: Ten Admirals and the Voyage of Character." 4:01 PM EDTApprox. 49 min.Tiffany Shlain, "24/6"Filmmaker and Webby Awards founder Tiffany Shlain talked about the benefits of turning off your ... Filmmaker and Webby Awards founder Tiffany Shlain talked about the benefits of turning off your screens for one day every week. This virtual event was hosted by the Bay Area Book Festival. 4:50 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 11 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.
6:01 PM EDTApprox. 44 min.Brad Meltzer, "The House of Secrets"Brad Meltzer mixes historical accounts of Benedict Arnold and artifacts associated with the ... Brad Meltzer mixes historical accounts of Benedict Arnold and artifacts associated with the Revolutionary War general into a fictional thriller. He speaks at Barnes & Noble in McLean, Virginia. 6:45 PM EDTApprox. 51 min.Brad Meltzer, "The Escape Artist"Brad Meltzer provided a fictional account of an employee at Dover Air Force Base, the military ... Brad Meltzer provided a fictional account of an employee at Dover Air Force Base, the military site where the remains of military personnel that have been killed abroad first arrive when brought back to the United States. 7:36 PM EDTApprox. 54 min.Brad Meltzer & John Mensch, "The First Conspiracy"Brad Meltzer and Jon Mensch recounted the plot to kill George Washington by soldiers assigned to ... Brad Meltzer and Jon Mensch recounted the plot to kill George Washington by soldiers assigned to protect him during the Revolutionary War.
8:30 PM EDTApprox. 31 min.Sen. Martha McSally R-AZ, "Dare to Fly"Sen. Martha McSally (R-AZ), the first female fighter pilot to fly in combat, reflected on her ... Sen. Martha McSally (R-AZ), the first female fighter pilot to fly in combat, reflected on her military career and shared her guiding principles. 9:01 PM EDTApprox. 59 min.After Words Mary Jordan, "The Art of Her Deal"Pulitzer Prize-winning Washington Post reporter Mary Jordan discussed the life and influence of ... Pulitzer Prize-winning Washington Post reporter Mary Jordan discussed the life and influence of first lady Melania Trump. She was interviewed by USA Today Washington Bureau Chief Susan Page. 10:00 PM EDTApprox. 2 hr. 1 min.In Depth Adm. James Stavridis USN, Ret.Retired admiral James Stavridis talked about his naval career, global security, and leadership. ... Retired admiral James Stavridis talked about his naval career, global security, and leadership. Adm. Stavridis, former Supreme Allied Commander for Global Operations at NATO, is the author of "Command at Sea," "The Accidental Admiral," and "Sailing True North: Ten Admirals and the Voyage of Character."
Monday, July 6
12:01 AM EDTApprox. 59 min.After Words Mary Jordan, "The Art of Her Deal"Pulitzer Prize-winning Washington Post reporter Mary Jordan discussed the life and influence of ... Pulitzer Prize-winning Washington Post reporter Mary Jordan discussed the life and influence of first lady Melania Trump. She was interviewed by USA Today Washington Bureau Chief Susan Page. 1:00 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr.Author Discussion on Race, Riots, & the PoliceYouth activist and author Jamil Jivani and the Manhattan Institute's Coleman Hughes and Rafael ... Youth activist and author Jamil Jivani and the Manhattan Institute's Coleman Hughes and Rafael Mangual offered their thoughts on race, riots, and the police. This is virtual event hosted by the Manhattan Institute in New York City. 2:00 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 1 min.William Perry and Tom Collina, "The Button"Former defense secretary William Perry (1994-1997) and Ploughshares Fund director of policy Tom ... Former defense secretary William Perry (1994-1997) and Ploughshares Fund director of policy Tom Collina talked about the nuclear arms race since the end of World War Two and the threat of nuclear war today.
3:01 AM EDTApprox. 59 min.After Words Mary Jordan, "The Art of Her Deal"Pulitzer Prize-winning Washington Post reporter Mary Jordan discussed the life and influence of ... Pulitzer Prize-winning Washington Post reporter Mary Jordan discussed the life and influence of first lady Melania Trump. She was interviewed by USA Today Washington Bureau Chief Susan Page. 4:00 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr.Tevi Troy, "Fight House"Tevi Troy, presidential historian and former senior aide to President George W. Bush, looked at ... Tevi Troy, presidential historian and former senior aide to President George W. Bush, looked at the internal fights that shaped several presidential administrations. This was a virtual event hosted by the Bipartisan Policy Center. 5:00 AM EDTApprox. 50 min.Carol Anderson and Rep. Barbara Lee D-CA on Voting RightsAfrican American studies professor Carol Anderson, author of "One Person, No Vote," discussed ... African American studies professor Carol Anderson, author of "One Person, No Vote," discussed voting rights in the U.S. with Rep. Barbara Lee (D-CA). This event was hosted by the Bay Area Book Festival.
5:50 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 5 min.Dr. Danielle Ofri, "When We Do Harm"Dr. Danielle Ofri provides her insights on patient care and safety. This virtual event was ... Dr. Danielle Ofri provides her insights on patient care and safety. This virtual event was sponsored by Left Bank Books in Saint Louis, Missouri. 6:55 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 5 min.Jon Mooallem, "This is Chance!"New York Magazine writer Jon Mooallem provided a history of the largest earthquake in North ... New York Magazine writer Jon Mooallem provided a history of the largest earthquake in North American history that took place in Alaska in 1964.