Book TV Schedule

Week of October 18 through October 25

All times and durations are subject to change

Saturday, October 24
8:00 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr.David Nasaw, "The Last Million"Historian David Nasaw looked at the one million refugees throughout Europe in the years following ... Historian David Nasaw looked at the one million refugees throughout Europe in the years following World War II. This was a virtual event hosted by the Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs in New York City. 9:00 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 1 min.Juliet Schor,"After the Gig"Author Juliet Schor argued that there is a dark side to the gig economy and shared her ideas for ... Author Juliet Schor argued that there is a dark side to the gig economy and shared her ideas for how to make it equitable for exploited users and workers. This virtual event was hosted by Harvard Book Store in Cambridge, Massachusetts. 10:01 AM EDTApprox. 59 min.Eddie Cole, "The Campus Color Line"UCLA professor Eddie Cole examined the impact that college presidents had on the civil rights ... UCLA professor Eddie Cole examined the impact that college presidents had on the civil rights movement. This was a virtual event hosted by BookPeople Bookstore in Austin, Texas.
11:00 AM EDTApprox. 59 min.Lynne Cheney, "The Virginia Dynasty"Former Second Lady Lynne Cheney chronicled the leadership of four of the first five presidents who ... Former Second Lady Lynne Cheney chronicled the leadership of four of the first five presidents who hailed from the state of Virginia; George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison and James Monroe. This was a virtual event hosted by the American Enterprise Institute in Washington, DC. 11:59 AM EDTApprox. 5 hr. 4 min.LIVE U.S. Senate U.S. SenateThe U.S. Senate meets to continue debate over the confirmation of Appeals Court Judge Amy Coney ... The U.S. Senate meets to continue debate over the confirmation of Appeals Court Judge Amy Coney Barrett for U.S Supreme Court Associate Justice. 5:03 PM EDTApprox. 10 min.U.S. Senate Barrett Supreme Court Justice ConfirmationSenate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) spoke at the start of a Saturday Senate session on ... Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) spoke at the start of a Saturday Senate session on Supreme Court nomination of Amy Coney Barrett.
5:13 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 33 min.U.S. Senate Barrett Supreme Court Justice ConfirmationSenate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY), Majority Whip Sen. John Thune (R-SD), Minority Whip ... Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY), Majority Whip Sen. John Thune (R-SD), Minority Whip Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL), Sen. Mike Braun (R-IN), Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX), and Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-TN) spoke at a Saturday Senate session on the Supreme Court nomination of Amy Coney Barrett. 6:46 PM EDTApprox. 3 hr. 14 min.U.S. Senate Barrett Supreme Court Justice ConfirmationSenators spoke at a Saturday Senate session on the Supreme Court nomination of Amy Coney Barrett. Senators spoke at a Saturday Senate session on the Supreme Court nomination of Amy Coney Barrett. 10:00 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr.After Words Rev. Al Sharpton, "Rise Up"Rev. Al Sharpton, the founder and President of the National Action Network, offered his thoughts ... Rev. Al Sharpton, the founder and President of the National Action Network, offered his thoughts on how activism can move America forward. He was interviewed by Washington Post columnist Jonathan Capehart.
11:00 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr.Sean Spicer, "Leading America"Former Trump administration White House Press Secretary and Communications Director Sean Spicer ... Former Trump administration White House Press Secretary and Communications Director Sean Spicer offered his thoughts on how President Trump is fighting back against the Left. This virtual program was hosted by the Ronald Reagan Foundation & Institute in Simi Valley, California.
Sunday, October 25
12:00 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr.Pete Buttigieg, "Trust"Pete Buttigieg, former 2020 Democratic Presidential Candidate and former mayor of South Bend, ... Pete Buttigieg, former 2020 Democratic Presidential Candidate and former mayor of South Bend, Indiana, offered his thoughts on how to repair trust in our American institutions, in each other, and in American democracy. This virtual event was hosted by the Dallas-Fort Worth World Affairs Council. 1:00 AM EDTApprox. 15 min.What Are You Reading with Rep. Tom Cole R-OK 1:15 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr.Michael Anton, "The Stakes - America at the Point of No Return"Michael Anton, a former national security official in the Trump administration, offered his ... Michael Anton, a former national security official in the Trump administration, offered his thoughts on the political divide in the U.S. This virtual program was hosted by Hillsdale College in Washington, DC.
2:15 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 15 min.Arundhati Roy, "Azadi"Author and activist Arundhati Roy talked about freedom and authoritarianism around the world. This ... Author and activist Arundhati Roy talked about freedom and authoritarianism around the world. This virtual event was hosted by Haymarket Books. 3:30 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr.Terry Virts, "How to Astronaut"Space Shuttle Endeavour pilot Terry Virts provided an inside look at space travel and exploration. ... Space Shuttle Endeavour pilot Terry Virts provided an inside look at space travel and exploration. This was a virtual event hosted by Literati Bookstore in Ann Arbor, Michigan. 4:30 AM EDTApprox. 25 min.National Book Festival - Heather Cox Richardson, "How the South Won the Civil War"Boston College history professor Heather Cox Richardson discussed how Southern social, political, ... Boston College history professor Heather Cox Richardson discussed how Southern social, political, and economic ideologies prevailed in the American West following the Civil War. This program was part of the 20th annual National Book Festival, a virtual event hosted by the Library of Congress.
4:55 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr.Rabbi Jonathan Sacks, "Morality"Rabbi Jonathan Sacks offered his thoughts on why he believes everyone must participate in ... Rabbi Jonathan Sacks offered his thoughts on why he believes everyone must participate in rebuilding a common moral foundation. This virtual event was sponsored by Malaprop's Bookstore in Asheville, North Carolina. 5:55 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 5 min.Jennifer Taub, "Big Dirty Money"Law professor Jennifer Taub offered her thoughts on the repercussions average Americans face when ... Law professor Jennifer Taub offered her thoughts on the repercussions average Americans face when the rich break the law in order to accumulate more wealth. 7:00 AM EDTApprox. 47 min.National Book Festival - Author Discussion on the Lives of James Baker and Richard HolbrookeJournalists Peter Baker and Susan Glasser, "The Man Who Ran Washington," and George Packer, "Our ... Journalists Peter Baker and Susan Glasser, "The Man Who Ran Washington," and George Packer, "Our Man," discussed their respective biographies of political figures James Baker and Richard Holbrooke. This program was part of the 20th annual National Book Festival, a virtual event hosted by the Library of Congress.
7:47 AM EDTApprox. 3 min.What Are You Reading with Rep. Rick Larsen D-WA 7:50 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 5 min.David Davis, "Wheels of Courage"Journalist David Davis provided a history of the first wheelchair basketball teams comprised of ... Journalist David Davis provided a history of the first wheelchair basketball teams comprised of World War II veterans. This was a virtual event hosted by Vroman's Bookstore in Pasadena, California. 8:55 AM EDTApprox. 19 min.National Book Festival - Sarah Broom, "The Yellow House"Sarah Broom discussed her National Book Award-winning memoir, "The Yellow House." This program was ... Sarah Broom discussed her National Book Award-winning memoir, "The Yellow House." This program was part of the 20th annual National Book Festival, a virtual event hosted by the Library of Congress.
9:14 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 1 min.P.J. O'Rourke, "A Cry from the Far Middle"P.J. O'Rourke talked about his collection of essays on American history, economics, and culture. ... P.J. O'Rourke talked about his collection of essays on American history, economics, and culture. This virtual event was hosted by the Cato Institute. 10:15 AM EDTApprox. 42 min.Maria Hinojosa, "Once I Was You"National Public Radio Latino USA host Maria Hinojosa shared her personal story as an American ... National Public Radio Latino USA host Maria Hinojosa shared her personal story as an American immigrant and offered her thoughts on current immigration issues. This virtual event was hosted by the Chicago Humanities Festival. 10:57 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 3 min.Geraldo Cadava, "The Hispanic Republican"Northwestern University Latino Studies professor Geraldo Cadava explored the relationship between ... Northwestern University Latino Studies professor Geraldo Cadava explored the relationship between Latinos and the Republican Party over the past forty years. This was a virtual event hosted by Harvard Book Store in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
12:00 PM EDTApprox. 10 hr.LIVE U.S. Senate U.S. SenateThe U.S. Senate continues debate over confiirmation of Appeals Court Judge Amy Coney Barrett for ... The U.S. Senate continues debate over confiirmation of Appeals Court Judge Amy Coney Barrett for U.S. Supreme Court associate justice. A vote on a motion to limit debate is expected. 10:00 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 5 min.H.R. McMaster, "Battlegrounds"Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster (Ret.), former National Security Adviser to President Trump, talked about ... Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster (Ret.), former National Security Adviser to President Trump, talked about the foreign policy and national security challenges facing the United States. This virtual event was hosted by the McCain Institute at Arizona State University. 11:05 PM EDTApprox. 55 min.Ed Freeman, "The Power of And"University of Virginia business professor Ed Freeman discussed the focus on responsibility and ... University of Virginia business professor Ed Freeman discussed the focus on responsibility and ethics that he says unites influential businesses. This virtual event was hosted by the Museum of American Finance in New York City.
Monday, October 26
12:00 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr.After Words Rev. Al Sharpton, "Rise Up"Rev. Al Sharpton, the founder and President of the National Action Network, offered his thoughts ... Rev. Al Sharpton, the founder and President of the National Action Network, offered his thoughts on how activism can move America forward. He was interviewed by Washington Post columnist Jonathan Capehart. 1:00 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr.Leonard Mlodinow, "Stephen Hawking"Theoretical physicist Leonard Mlodinow remembered his friendship and working relationship with the ... Theoretical physicist Leonard Mlodinow remembered his friendship and working relationship with the late award-winning physicist Stephen Hawking. This virtual event was hosted by Powell's Bookstore. 2:00 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr.Tim Weiner, "The Folly and the Glory"Pulitzer Prize-winning author Tim Weiner looked at the surreptitious efforts of the U.S. and ... Pulitzer Prize-winning author Tim Weiner looked at the surreptitious efforts of the U.S. and Russia as they've waged political warfare over the last 75 years. This was a virtual event hosted by Northshire Bookstore in Manchester Center, Vermont.
3:00 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr.After Words Rev. Al Sharpton, "Rise Up"Rev. Al Sharpton, the founder and President of the National Action Network, offered his thoughts ... Rev. Al Sharpton, the founder and President of the National Action Network, offered his thoughts on how activism can move America forward. He was interviewed by Washington Post columnist Jonathan Capehart. 4:00 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr.James Copland, "The Unelected"Manhattan Institute senior fellow James Copland argued that America is governed by nonelected ... Manhattan Institute senior fellow James Copland argued that America is governed by nonelected agency officials. This virtual event was sponsored by the John Locke Foundation in Raleigh, North Carolina. 5:00 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr.Carol Hay,"Think Like a Feminist"Philosophy professor Carol Hay weighed in on what it means to be a feminist. This virtual event ... Philosophy professor Carol Hay weighed in on what it means to be a feminist. This virtual event was hosted by Porter Square Books in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
6:00 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 5 min.Author Discussion on the Future of Saudi ArabiaAuthors Ben Hubbard ("MBS") and Susanne Koelbl ("Behind the Kingdom's Veil") talked about the ... Authors Ben Hubbard ("MBS") and Susanne Koelbl ("Behind the Kingdom's Veil") talked about the future of Saudi Arabia under the rule of Mohammed bin Salman. This virtual event was hosted by the Middle East Institute. 7:05 AM EDTApprox. 55 min.Claudio Saunt, "Unworthy Republic"University of Georgia American History professor Claudio Saunt looked at the federal government's ... University of Georgia American History professor Claudio Saunt looked at the federal government's forced migration of Native Americans to territories west of the Mississippi in the mid-19th century. This was a virtual event hosted by the Atlanta History Center.