Book TV Schedule

Week of August 1 through August 8

All times and durations are subject to change

Saturday, August 1
8:01 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 14 min.The Bubble That Never Pops"Thomas Orlik, chief economist for Bloomberg Economics, discussed why the Chinese economy never ... Thomas Orlik, chief economist for Bloomberg Economics, discussed why the Chinese economy never collapses and what would happen if it ever does. 9:15 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 15 min.Author Discussion on Mary WashingtonMartha Saxton, Craig Shirley, and Charlene Boyer Lewis discussed their biographies of George ... Martha Saxton, Craig Shirley, and Charlene Boyer Lewis discussed their biographies of George Washington's mother, Mary Ball Washington. This was a virtual event hosted by George Washington's Mount Vernon. 10:30 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 30 min.Eddie Glaude, "Begin Again"Author and Princeton University professor Eddie Glaude applied James Baldwin's writings on ... Author and Princeton University professor Eddie Glaude applied James Baldwin's writings on politics and race to navigate the current conversation on race in America. He was joined in conversation by author, activist, and Harvard University professor Cornel West. This was a virtual event hosted by Haymarket Books.
12:00 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 1 min.Justin Tosi and Brandon Warmke, "Grandstanding"Philosophy professors Justin Tosi and Brandon Warmke examined the impact of grandstanding in ... Philosophy professors Justin Tosi and Brandon Warmke examined the impact of grandstanding in political discourse. This virtual event was hosted by the CATO Institute in Washington, DC. 1:01 PM EDTApprox. 59 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. 2:00 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 5 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.
3:05 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. 4:06 PM 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. 5:10 PM EDTApprox. 55 min.Don Siegelman, "Stealing Our Democracy"Former Democratic Governor of Alabama Don Siegelman detailed his experience with the American ... Former Democratic Governor of Alabama Don Siegelman detailed his experience with the American judicial system after his conviction for bribery and mail fraud during his campaign for re-election in 2006. This event was hosted by Page and Palette Bookstore in Fairhope, Alabama.
6:05 PM EDTApprox. 55 min.Newt Gingrich, "Trump and the American Future"Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich offered his thoughts on why President Trump should be ... Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich offered his thoughts on why President Trump should be re-elected in 2020. This virtual program was sponsored by the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Institute. 7:00 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 10 min.David Shimer, "Rigged"Yale University associate fellow David Shimer discussed foreign intervention into U.S. elections ... Yale University associate fellow David Shimer discussed foreign intervention into U.S. elections and how to prevent future interference. He was joined in conversation by former CIA director John Brennan. This virtual program was sponsored by the Commonwealth Club in San Francisco. 8:10 PM EDTApprox. 55 min.Lisa Napoli, "Up All Night"Author and journalist Lisa Napoli provided a history of cable news and the rise of the 24-hour ... Author and journalist Lisa Napoli provided a history of cable news and the rise of the 24-hour news cycle. This was a virtual event hosted by the Atlanta History Center.
9:05 PM EDTApprox. 54 min.Julian Zelizer, "Burning Down the House"Princeton University history professor Julian Zelizer explored the political ascendancy of former ... Princeton University history professor Julian Zelizer explored the political ascendancy of former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich and argued that his congressional leadership was the beginning of America's hyper partisan divide. This was a virtual author event hosted by the Strand Bookstore in New York City. 9:59 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 1 min.After Words Michael Shellenberger, "Apocalypse Never"Michael Shellenberger, founder and president of Environmental Progress, offered his thoughts on ... Michael Shellenberger, founder and president of Environmental Progress, offered his thoughts on what he calls "apocalyptic" environmentalism and provided some solutions on how to address environmental issues of today and into the future. He's interviewed by Andrew Revkin, author and Columbia University's DIirector of the Earth Institute Initiative on Communication and Sustainability.. 11:00 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 30 min.Author Discussion on Race and TechnologyPrinceton University professor Ruha Benjamin and University of Pennsylvania professor Dorothy ... Princeton University professor Ruha Benjamin and University of Pennsylvania professor Dorothy Roberts offered their thoughts on how some new technologies reinforce racial discrimination. This was a virtual author event hosted by Haymarket Books.
Sunday, August 2
12:30 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr.John Yoo, "Defender in Chief"University of California, Berkeley law professor and former deputy assistant attorney general in ... University of California, Berkeley law professor and former deputy assistant attorney general in the George W. Bush administration John Yoo offered his thoughts on presidential powers. This virtual event was hosted by the American Enterprise Institute in Washington, D.C. 1:30 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 5 min.David Litt, "Democracy in One Book or Less"David Litt, former speechwriter for President Obama, weighed in on issues with American democracy. ... David Litt, former speechwriter for President Obama, weighed in on issues with American democracy. This virtual event was sponsored by Sixth & I Synagogue in Washington, D.C. 2:35 AM 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.
3:45 AM EDTApprox. 31 min.Howard Blum, "Night of the Assassins"Author and Vanity Fair contributing editor Howard Blum recounted the failed Nazi plot to kill the ... Author and Vanity Fair contributing editor Howard Blum recounted the failed Nazi plot to kill the three Allied leaders at a secret meeting they attended in Tehran in 1943. This was a virtual event hosted by Books & Books in Coral Gables, Florida. 4:16 AM EDTApprox. 46 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. 5:02 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 18 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.
6:20 AM EDTApprox. 55 min.Catharine Arnold, "Pandemic 1918"Historian Catharine Arnold provided a global account of the 1918 influenza pandemic. This virtual ... Historian Catharine Arnold provided a global account of the 1918 influenza pandemic. This virtual event was hosted by the American Writers Museum. 7:15 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. 8:15 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr.Calvin Baker, "A More Perfect Reunion"Columbia University professor Calvin Baker argues that integration is integral to combatting ... Columbia University professor Calvin Baker argues that integration is integral to combatting racism in America. This virtual event was sponsored by the Harvard Book Store in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
9:15 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 5 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. 10:20 AM EDTApprox. 37 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. 10:57 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 3 min.After Words Rep. Pramila Jayapal, "Use the Power You Have""Rep. Pramila Jayapal (D-WA) spoke about her life and political career. She was interviewed by Rep. ... Rep. Pramila Jayapal (D-WA) spoke about her life and political career. She was interviewed by Rep. Jim Himes (D-CT).
12:00 PM EDTApprox. 2 hr.LIVE In Depth Wes MooreWes Moore, a U.S. Army combat veteran and Rhodes Scholar, talks about the fate of ... Wes Moore, a U.S. Army combat veteran and Rhodes Scholar, talks about the fate of African-Americans living in our inner cities and the 2015 uprising in Baltimore following the death of Freddie Gray. 2:00 PM EDTApprox. 2 hr.In Depth Wes MooreWes Moore, a U.S. Army combat veteran and Rhodes Scholar, talked about the fate of ... Wes Moore, a U.S. Army combat veteran and Rhodes Scholar, talked about the fate of African-Americans living in our inner cities and the 2015 uprising in Baltimore, his birthplace, following the death of Freddie Gray. He is the author of "The Other Wes Moore," "The Work," and "Five Days: The Fiery Reckoning of an American City." 4:00 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 10 min.John Yoo, "Defender in Chief"University of California, Berkeley law professor and former deputy assistant attorney general in ... University of California, Berkeley law professor and former deputy assistant attorney general in the George W. Bush administration John Yoo offered his thoughts on presidential powers. This virtual event was hosted by the American Enterprise Institute in Washington, D.C.
5:10 PM EDTApprox. 50 min.Lisa Napoli, "Up All Night"Author and journalist Lisa Napoli provided a history of cable news and the rise of the 24-hour ... Author and journalist Lisa Napoli provided a history of cable news and the rise of the 24-hour news cycle. This was a virtual event hosted by the Atlanta History Center. 6:00 PM EDTApprox. 3 hr. 1 min.In Depth Jeff ShaaraWe continued our 2018 Fiction Edition of In Depth with military historical fiction author, Jeff ... We continued our 2018 Fiction Edition of In Depth with military historical fiction author, Jeff Shaara. Mr. Shaara's 15 novels tell the military history of America from the American Revolution to the Korean War. 9:01 PM EDTApprox. 59 min.After Words Michael Shellenberger, "Apocalypse Never"Michael Shellenberger, founder and president of Environmental Progress, offered his thoughts on ... Michael Shellenberger, founder and president of Environmental Progress, offered his thoughts on what he calls "apocalyptic" environmentalism and provided some solutions on how to address environmental issues of today and into the future. He's interviewed by Andrew Revkin, author and Columbia University's DIirector of the Earth Institute Initiative on Communication and Sustainability..
10:00 PM EDTApprox. 2 hr.In Depth Wes MooreWes Moore, a U.S. Army combat veteran and Rhodes Scholar, talked about the fate of ... Wes Moore, a U.S. Army combat veteran and Rhodes Scholar, talked about the fate of African-Americans living in our inner cities and the 2015 uprising in Baltimore, his birthplace, following the death of Freddie Gray. He is the author of "The Other Wes Moore," "The Work," and "Five Days: The Fiery Reckoning of an American City."
Monday, August 3
12:00 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr.After Words Michael Shellenberger, "Apocalypse Never"Michael Shellenberger, founder and president of Environmental Progress, offered his thoughts on ... Michael Shellenberger, founder and president of Environmental Progress, offered his thoughts on what he calls "apocalyptic" environmentalism and provided some solutions on how to address environmental issues of today and into the future. He's interviewed by Andrew Revkin, author and Columbia University's DIirector of the Earth Institute Initiative on Communication and Sustainability.. 1:00 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 30 min.Author Discussion on Race and TechnologyPrinceton University professor Ruha Benjamin and University of Pennsylvania professor Dorothy ... Princeton University professor Ruha Benjamin and University of Pennsylvania professor Dorothy Roberts offered their thoughts on how some new technologies reinforce racial discrimination. This was a virtual author event hosted by Haymarket Books. 2:30 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.
3:01 AM EDTApprox. 59 min.After Words Michael Shellenberger, "Apocalypse Never"Michael Shellenberger, founder and president of Environmental Progress, offered his thoughts on ... Michael Shellenberger, founder and president of Environmental Progress, offered his thoughts on what he calls "apocalyptic" environmentalism and provided some solutions on how to address environmental issues of today and into the future. He's interviewed by Andrew Revkin, author and Columbia University's DIirector of the Earth Institute Initiative on Communication and Sustainability.. 4:00 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 5 min.John Larson, "Laid Waste!"Purdue University history professor John Larson looked at how colonial Americans utilized industry ... Purdue University history professor John Larson looked at how colonial Americans utilized industry to benefit themselves to the detriment of the environment. This was a virtual program hosted by the Massachusetts Historical Society. 5:05 AM EDTApprox. 55 min.Neil Shubin, "Some Assembly Required"Evolutionary Biologist Neil Shubin looked at evolution using DNA from prehistoric fossils. Evolutionary Biologist Neil Shubin looked at evolution using DNA from prehistoric fossils.
6:00 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. 7:00 AM EDTApprox. 59 min.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.