Book TV Schedule

Week of August 2 through August 9

All times and durations are subject to change

Saturday, August 8
8:00 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr.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. 9:00 AM 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." 11:00 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.
12:00 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. 1:30 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 5 min.Jack Fairweather, "The Volunteer"Journalist Jack Fairweather recounted the efforts of Witold Pilecki, a member of the Polish ... Journalist Jack Fairweather recounted the efforts of Witold Pilecki, a member of the Polish resistance during World War II, who volunteered to be deliberately captured and sent to Auschwitz in order to sabotage the Nazis' operations and report back on the atrocities within the camp. This was a virtual event hosted by the Museum of Jewish Heritage in New York City. 2:35 PM EDTApprox. 15 min.Source Booksellers on the Continued Impact of COVID-19Book TV followed up with Janet Webster Jones and Alyson Jones Turner, mother and daughter owners ... Book TV followed up with Janet Webster Jones and Alyson Jones Turner, mother and daughter owners of Source Booksellers in Detroit, about how COVID-19 continued to impact their bookstore's operations.
2:50 PM EDTApprox. 40 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. 3:30 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. 4:10 PM EDTApprox. 50 min.Walter Johnson, "The Broken Heart of America"Harvard University African American studies professor Walter Johnson looked at race and class ... Harvard University African American studies professor Walter Johnson looked at race and class issues in America through the history of St. Louis. This was a virtual event hosted by Harvard Book Store in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
5:00 PM EDTApprox. 50 min.Chris Wallace, "Countdown 1945"Fox News' Chris Wallace provided a history of the lead-up to the bombing of Hiroshima in August ... Fox News' Chris Wallace provided a history of the lead-up to the bombing of Hiroshima in August 1945. This was a virtual event hosted by the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, California. 5:50 PM EDTApprox. 55 min.Heather Lende, "Of Bears and Ballots"Writer Heather Lende detailed her experience entering into local politics in her hometown of ... Writer Heather Lende detailed her experience entering into local politics in her hometown of Haines, Alaska. This was a virtual hosted by the Atlanta History Center. 6:45 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 16 min.A.J. Baime, "Dewey Defeats Truman"Historian A.J. Baime recounted the 1948 presidential election. This was a virtual event hosted by ... Historian A.J. Baime recounted the 1948 presidential election. This was a virtual event hosted by the Commonwealth Club of California.
8:01 PM EDTApprox. 20 min.Rosalynn Carter, "Within Our Reach"A look at how far the treatment of mental health issues has come in the U.S. legally, medically ... A look at how far the treatment of mental health issues has come in the U.S. legally, medically and socially. 8:21 PM EDTApprox. 37 min.Barbara Bush, "Reflections"Former First Lady Barbara Bush discussed the second volume of her memoirs titled "Reflections: ... Former First Lady Barbara Bush discussed the second volume of her memoirs titled "Reflections: Life After the White House," published by Scribner. She discussed her writing process and read some passages and letters. She also discussed her current activities and the prospects of writing another volume. After her presentation she answered questions from members of the audience. 8:58 PM EDTApprox. 58 min.Booknotes Hillary Clinton, "It Takes a Village"First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton talked about her recently published book "It Takes a Village, ... First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton talked about her recently published book "It Takes a Village, and Other Lessons Children Teach Us." The book focuses on factors that influence children and the environment in which children will best grow and develop. Ms. Clinton writes that there are an unbelievable amount of resources that are drawn upon in order to raise a child that becomes a caring, well-rounded adult. Ms. Clinton served on the board of the Children's Defense Fund for twenty years and worked for the organization after graduating from Yale Law School.
9:56 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 14 min.Laura Bush, "Spoken from the Heart"Former First Lady Laura Bush discussed her memoir, "Spoken from the Heart" (Scribner; May 4, ... Former First Lady Laura Bush discussed her memoir, "Spoken from the Heart" (Scribner; May 4, 2010), in conversation with journalist Cokie Roberts. Mrs. Bush began and ended by reading an except from her book which traces her life from being a teacher and librarian in Midlands, Texas, to becoming the first lady of a White House in war time and an ambassador for the U.S. The interview touched on highlights of her life and her years in the White House and beyond. She also responded to questions submitted by members of the audience. 11:10 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 10 min.Michelle Obama, "Becoming"Former First Lady Michelle Obama reflected on her life and time in the White House. She addressed ... Former First Lady Michelle Obama reflected on her life and time in the White House. She addressed attendees of the American Library Association's annual conference and was joined in conversation by Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden.
Sunday, August 9
12:20 AM EDTApprox. 55 min.Sonia Shah, "The Next Migration"Sonia Shah looked at the science and history of migration in plants, animals, and humans and ... Sonia Shah looked at the science and history of migration in plants, animals, and humans and argued that it is a biological imperative that should be embraced around the world today. 1:15 AM EDTApprox. 15 min.Books & Books Bookstore on the Continued Impact of COVID-19Book TV followed up with Mitchell Kaplan, owner of Books & Books Bookstores in Coral Gables, ... Book TV followed up with Mitchell Kaplan, owner of Books & Books Bookstores in Coral Gables, Florida, about how COVID-19 continued to impact his bookstore's operations. 1:30 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.
2:30 AM EDTApprox. 55 min.Jacob Soboroff, "Separated"NBC/MSNBC news correspondent Jacob Soboroff spoke about undocumented immigration and the child ... NBC/MSNBC news correspondent Jacob Soboroff spoke about undocumented immigration and the child separation policy and his first hand coverage of the issue. This virtual event was sponsored by Writers Bloc. 3:25 AM EDTApprox. 50 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. 4:15 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr.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.
5:15 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. 5:45 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 5 min.William Davidow & Michael Malone, "The Autonomous Revolution"Authors William Davidow & Michael Malone discussed the impact of the rise of artificial ... Authors William Davidow & Michael Malone discussed the impact of the rise of artificial intelligence and virtual worlds, what they call the 'Autonomous Revolution.' This virtual event was sponsored by the Commonwealth Club in San Francisco. 6:50 AM 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.
8:00 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr.Saikrishna Prakash, "The Living Presidency"University of Virginia law professor Saikrishna Prakash argued against the expanding powers of the ... University of Virginia law professor Saikrishna Prakash argued against the expanding powers of the presidency. This program was sponsored by the CATO Institute. 9:00 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 15 min.A.J. Baime, "Dewey Defeats Truman"Historian A.J. Baime recounted the 1948 presidential election. This was a virtual event hosted by ... Historian A.J. Baime recounted the 1948 presidential election. This was a virtual event hosted by the Commonwealth Club of California. 10:15 AM 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.
11:05 AM EDTApprox. 55 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. 12:00 PM 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 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr.Sonia Shah, "The Next Migration"Sonia Shah looked at the science and history of migration in plants, animals, and humans and ... Sonia Shah looked at the science and history of migration in plants, animals, and humans and argued that it is a biological imperative that should be embraced around the world today.
2:00 PM EDTApprox. 15 min.Books & Books Bookstore on the Continued Impact of COVID-19Book TV followed up with Mitchell Kaplan, owner of Books & Books Bookstores in Coral Gables, ... Book TV followed up with Mitchell Kaplan, owner of Books & Books Bookstores in Coral Gables, Florida, about how COVID-19 continued to impact his bookstore's operations. 2:15 PM EDTApprox. 35 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. 2:50 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.
3:51 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 9 min.Tiffany Cross, "Say It Louder"Political analyst Tiffany Cross offered her thoughts on the power of the black vote. This was a ... Political analyst Tiffany Cross offered her thoughts on the power of the black vote. This was a virtual event hosted by the Commonwealth Club in San Franciscio. 5:00 PM 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. 6:00 PM EDTApprox. 3 hr.In Depth Colson WhiteheadWe continued our 2018 Fiction Edition of In Depth with Colson Whitehead, author of the Pulitzer ... We continued our 2018 Fiction Edition of In Depth with Colson Whitehead, author of the Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award-winning novel, "The Underground Railroad." His other works of fiction include "The Intuitionist" and "Sag Harbor."
9:00 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr.After Words Zerlina Maxwell, "The End of White Politics"MSNBC political analyst Zerlina Maxwell offered her thoughts on identity politics and how to ... MSNBC political analyst Zerlina Maxwell offered her thoughts on identity politics and how to create a more inclusive Democratic party. She was interviewed by Maria Kumar CEO and founding President of Voto Latino. 10:00 PM EDTApprox. 45 min.Chris Wallace, "Countdown 1945"Fox News' Chris Wallace provided a history of the lead-up to the bombing of Hiroshima in August ... Fox News' Chris Wallace provided a history of the lead-up to the bombing of Hiroshima in August 1945. This was a virtual event hosted by the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, California. 10:45 PM EDTApprox. 55 min.Gov. Larry Hogan R-MD, "Still Standing"Republican Governor Larry Hogan of Maryland spoke about his life and career. This virtual event ... Republican Governor Larry Hogan of Maryland spoke about his life and career. This virtual event was hosted by the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library.
11:40 PM EDTApprox. 20 min.Source Booksellers on the Continued Impact of COVID-19Book TV followed up with Janet Webster Jones and Alyson Jones Turner, mother and daughter owners ... Book TV followed up with Janet Webster Jones and Alyson Jones Turner, mother and daughter owners of Source Booksellers in Detroit, about how COVID-19 continued to impact their bookstore's operations.
Monday, August 10
12:00 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr.After Words Zerlina Maxwell, "The End of White Politics"MSNBC political analyst Zerlina Maxwell offered her thoughts on identity politics and how to ... MSNBC political analyst Zerlina Maxwell offered her thoughts on identity politics and how to create a more inclusive Democratic party. She was interviewed by Maria Kumar CEO and founding President of Voto Latino. 1:00 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 5 min.Jack Fairweather, "The Volunteer"Journalist Jack Fairweather recounted the efforts of Witold Pilecki, a member of the Polish ... Journalist Jack Fairweather recounted the efforts of Witold Pilecki, a member of the Polish resistance during World War II, who volunteered to be deliberately captured and sent to Auschwitz in order to sabotage the Nazis' operations and report back on the atrocities within the camp. This was a virtual event hosted by the Museum of Jewish Heritage in New York City. 2:05 AM EDTApprox. 55 min.Heather Lende, "Of Bears and Ballots"Writer Heather Lende detailed her experience entering into local politics in her hometown of ... Writer Heather Lende detailed her experience entering into local politics in her hometown of Haines, Alaska. This was a virtual hosted by the Atlanta History Center.
3:00 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr.After Words Zerlina Maxwell, "The End of White Politics"MSNBC political analyst Zerlina Maxwell offered her thoughts on identity politics and how to ... MSNBC political analyst Zerlina Maxwell offered her thoughts on identity politics and how to create a more inclusive Democratic party. She was interviewed by Maria Kumar CEO and founding President of Voto Latino. 4:00 AM 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. 4:40 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 5 min.Adam Goodman, "The Deportation Machine"University of Illinois at Chicago history and Latino studies professor Adam Goodman provided a ... University of Illinois at Chicago history and Latino studies professor Adam Goodman provided a history of deportation in America over the past 140 years. This was a virtual event hosted by Harvard Book Store in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
5:45 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 5 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. 6:50 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 9 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.