Book TV Schedule

Week of July 5 through July 12

All times and durations are subject to change

Saturday, July 11
8:00 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr.Eric Cervini, "The Deviant's War"Historian Eric Cervini recalled Frank Kameny's fight for gay rights after being dismissed from his ... Historian Eric Cervini recalled Frank Kameny's fight for gay rights after being dismissed from his federal job in 1957 due to his sexual orientation. This was a virtual event hosted by Literati Bookstore in Ann Arbor, Michigan, 9:00 AM EDTApprox. 2 hr.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." 11:00 AM 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.
12:00 PM EDTApprox. 30 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. 12:30 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 2 min.The Washington Post Fact Checker Staff, "Donald Trump and His Assault on Truth"Washington Post fact checkers Glenn Kessler, Salvador Rizzo, and Meg Kelly discussed their ... Washington Post fact checkers Glenn Kessler, Salvador Rizzo, and Meg Kelly discussed their compilation of more than 16000 misstatements made by President Trump. This virtual event was sponsored by Politics & Prose Bookstore in Washington, D.C. 1:32 PM EDTApprox. 59 min.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.
2:31 PM EDTApprox. 34 min.Rep. Ilhan Omar D-MN, "This Is What America Looks Like"Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) spoke about her journey from Somalia as a refugee to becoming one of the ... Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) spoke about her journey from Somalia as a refugee to becoming one of the first Muslim women elected to the U.S. Congress. 3:05 PM EDTApprox. 55 min.Harlan Hill and Ryan Girdusky, "They're Not Listening"Political consultants Harlan Hill and Ryan Girdusky offered their thoughts on the rise of ... Political consultants Harlan Hill and Ryan Girdusky offered their thoughts on the rise of nationalist populist movements in the U.S. and abroad. This virtual event was sponsored by SAFE Boston. 4:00 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 35 min.Lawrence Rosenthal, "Empire of Resentment"UC Berkeley Center for Right-Wing Studies Chair Lawrence Rosenthal chronicled the history of the ... UC Berkeley Center for Right-Wing Studies Chair Lawrence Rosenthal chronicled the history of the Alt Right and its role in politics today. This virtual event was sponsored by Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UC Berkeley.
5:35 PM 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. 5:50 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 9 min.Michael Signer, Cry Havoc"Former Charlottesville, Virginia Mayor Michael Signer chronicled the events that led up to the ... Former Charlottesville, Virginia Mayor Michael Signer chronicled the events that led up to the tragedy following the Unite the Right rally in 2017. This virtual event was sponsored by Harvard Book Store in Cambridge, Massachusetts. 6:59 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 2 min.Tara Burton, "Strange Rites"American Interest contributing editor Tara Burton offered her thoughts on why some Americans are ... American Interest contributing editor Tara Burton offered her thoughts on why some Americans are moving away from traditional religion. This virtual program was sponsored by the Strand Bookstore in New York City.
8:01 PM EDTApprox. 58 min.Booknotes William F. Buckley, Jr., "Happy Days Were Here Again"Author and commentator William F. Buckley, Jr. talked about his compendium titled "Happy Days Were ... Author and commentator William F. Buckley, Jr. talked about his compendium titled "Happy Days Were Here Again," published by Random House. The book is a collection of more than 120 articles and speeches written between 1985 and 1993. Beginning with Mr. Buckley's 1950 Class Day speech while a student at Yale, he addresses the Cold War, the passing of friends, the joys of sailing the open seas, liberty, and the comfort of faith. The selections, edited by his sister Patricia Bozell, include commentary from the author that provides historical context for his speeches. 8:59 PM EDTApprox. 49 min.William F. Buckley, Jr., "The Right Word"Mr. Buckley and his long-time editor spoke about his new book, "The Right Word: About the Uses and ... Mr. Buckley and his long-time editor spoke about his new book, "The Right Word: About the Uses and Abuses of Language, and About Vocabulary; About Usages, Style and Speaking; Fiction, Diction,Dictionaries; With Reviews and Interviews; and More." Mr. Buckley said the book is a collection of correspondence between his friends, critics, and himself, focusing on how the English language is used and misused. He also took questions from the audience. 9:48 PM EDTApprox. 55 min.William F. Buckley, Jr., "Nearer My God"Mr. Buckley talked about his book, "Nearer My God: An Autobiography of Faith." The book is Mr. ... Mr. Buckley talked about his book, "Nearer My God: An Autobiography of Faith." The book is Mr. Buckley's thirty-eighth book and reviews his experiences with religion in his lifetime and during his travels. Mr. Buckley read passages from the book and answered questions from the audience. He also signed copies of his book after his presentation. The audio on this program has intermittent interference.
10:43 PM EDTApprox. 3 hr. 2 min.In Depth In Depth with William F. Buckley Jr.Mr. Buckley talked about his body of published works, people who have influenced his thinking, and ... Mr. Buckley talked about his body of published works, people who have influenced his thinking, and his political philosophies. He also responded to viewer telephone calls, faxes, and electronic mail. He founded the National Review in 1955 and was its editor in chief until 1990. His column 'On the Right' appeared weekly in over 300 newspapers. His television show 'Firing Line,' PBS' longest-running show, began in 1966. He has written and edited more than 40 books, both fiction and nonfiction.
Sunday, July 12
1:45 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr.Masha Gessen, "Surviving Autocracy"New Yorker staff writer Masha Gessen provided her take on life in the U.S. since the election of ... New Yorker staff writer Masha Gessen provided her take on life in the U.S. since the election of President Trump. This event was hosted by Politics & Prose bookstore. 2:45 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 15 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. 4:00 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 1 min.Andre Perry, "Know Your Price"Journalist and Brookings Institution fellow Andre Perry argued that there has been a deliberate ... Journalist and Brookings Institution fellow Andre Perry argued that there has been a deliberate devaluation of Black people and their communities in the United States. This virtual event was hosted by the Brookings Institution.
5:01 AM 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. 5:32 AM EDTApprox. 45 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. 6:17 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 8 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.
7:25 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 5 min.Stacey Abrams, "Our Time is Now"Stacey Abrams, former Democratic candidate for Governor of Georgia, discussed her blueprint to end ... Stacey Abrams, former Democratic candidate for Governor of Georgia, discussed her blueprint to end voter suppression. This virtual event was sponsored by Sixth and I, a center for arts, entertainment, and ideas and a synagogue in Washington, D.C. 8:30 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr.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. 9:30 AM 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.
11:00 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr.Tara Burton, "Strange Rites"American Interest contributing editor Tara Burton offered her thoughts on why some Americans are ... American Interest contributing editor Tara Burton offered her thoughts on why some Americans are moving away from traditional religion. This virtual program was sponsored by the Strand Bookstore in New York City. 12:00 PM EDTApprox. 55 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. 12:55 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 5 min.Casey Sherman and Dave Wedge, "Hunting Whitey"Casey Sherman and Dave Wedge reported on the capture, imprisonment, and death of Boston mafia boss ... Casey Sherman and Dave Wedge reported on the capture, imprisonment, and death of Boston mafia boss Whitey Bulger. This was a virtual event hosted by Brookline Booksmith in Brookline, Massachusetts.
2:00 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 1 min.George Zaidan, "Ingredients"George Zaidan discussed the chemistry of the food we eat and products we use. This event is from ... George Zaidan discussed the chemistry of the food we eat and products we use. This event is from the Virtual Gaithersburg Book Festival. 3:01 PM EDTApprox. 34 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. 3:35 PM 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.
4:15 PM EDTApprox. 55 min.Hadar Aviram, "Yesterday's Monsters"University of California Hastings College of Law professor Hadar Aviram looked at California's ... University of California Hastings College of Law professor Hadar Aviram looked at California's parole system through the life sentences given to those involved in the Manson Family murders. This was a virtual event hosted by Tattered Cover Bookstore in Denver. 5:10 PM EDTApprox. 35 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. 5:45 PM EDTApprox. 46 min.John Grisham, The Innocent ManJohn Grisham was interviewed while at the Virginia Festival of the Book. He discussed his career ... John Grisham was interviewed while at the Virginia Festival of the Book. He discussed his career as a novelist, his writing practices, and his research on his lone nonfiction title, "The Innocent Man."
6:31 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 13 min.John Grisham, Harper Lee Prize for Legal FictionJohn Grisham accepted the inaugural Harper Lee Prize for Legal Fiction for the way his novel "The ... John Grisham accepted the inaugural Harper Lee Prize for Legal Fiction for the way his novel "The Confession" exemplifies the role of lawyers in society. After accepting the award the author spoke about what To Kill a Mockingbird has meant to him. Then David Baldacci moderated a panel discussion on the role that law plays in contemporary fiction. There were also comments from the audience. The event took place at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. 7:44 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 17 min.Writers Hour with John Grisham and James McBrideJohn Grisham interviewed author James McBride about books, publishing, and the process of writing ... John Grisham interviewed author James McBride about books, publishing, and the process of writing books. 9:01 PM EDTApprox. 59 min.After Words Dinesh D'Souza, "United States of Socialism"Dinesh D'Souza examined what he calls the new face of socialism. He was interviewed by author and ... Dinesh D'Souza examined what he calls the new face of socialism. He was interviewed by author and Independent Institute senior fellow Benjamin Powell and co-author of "Socialism Sucks."
10:00 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 2 min.Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel, "Which Country Has the World's Best Health Care?"Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel, former special advisor on health policy to the director of the Office of ... Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel, former special advisor on health policy to the director of the Office of Management and Budget during the Obama administration, offered his thoughts on which countries have the best healthcare in the world. This virtual program was sponsored by Politics and Prose Bookstore in Washington, D.C. 11:02 PM EDTApprox. 59 min.Mark Blyth, "Angrynomics"Brown University economics professor Mark Blyth discussed why improvements in our economy are ... Brown University economics professor Mark Blyth discussed why improvements in our economy are accompanied by increases in stress, anxiety, and anger among the population.
Monday, July 13
12:01 AM EDTApprox. 59 min.After Words Dinesh D'Souza, "United States of Socialism"Dinesh D'Souza examined what he calls the new face of socialism. He was interviewed by author and ... Dinesh D'Souza examined what he calls the new face of socialism. He was interviewed by author and Independent Institute senior fellow Benjamin Powell and co-author of "Socialism Sucks." 1:00 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 10 min.John Dickerson, "The Hardest Job in the World"60 Minutes correspondent John Dickerson examined the duties and stressors on the Presidency. This ... 60 Minutes correspondent John Dickerson examined the duties and stressors on the Presidency. This was a virtual event hosted by Sixth and I Historic Synagogue in Washington, DC. 2:10 AM EDTApprox. 50 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.
3:00 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr.After Words Dinesh D'Souza, "United States of Socialism"Dinesh D'Souza examined what he calls the new face of socialism. He was interviewed by author and ... Dinesh D'Souza examined what he calls the new face of socialism. He was interviewed by author and Independent Institute senior fellow Benjamin Powell and co-author of "Socialism Sucks." 4:00 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 1 min.The Washington Post Fact Checker Staff, "Donald Trump and His Assault on Truth"Washington Post fact checkers Glenn Kessler, Salvador Rizzo, and Meg Kelly discussed their ... Washington Post fact checkers Glenn Kessler, Salvador Rizzo, and Meg Kelly discussed their compilation of more than 16000 misstatements made by President Trump. This virtual event was sponsored by Politics & Prose Bookstore in Washington, D.C. 5:01 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 4 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.
6:05 AM EDTApprox. 55 min.Harlan Hill and Ryan Girdusky, "They're Not Listening"Political consultants Harlan Hill and Ryan Girdusky offered their thoughts on the rise of ... Political consultants Harlan Hill and Ryan Girdusky offered their thoughts on the rise of nationalist populist movements in the U.S. and abroad. This virtual event was sponsored by SAFE Boston. 7:00 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr.Tim DeRoche,"A Fine Line"Education consultant and writer Tim DeRoche looked at how school district lines are drawn and how ... Education consultant and writer Tim DeRoche looked at how school district lines are drawn and how they impact the education students receive. This event was hosted byVroman's Bookstore in Pasadena. .