Book TV Schedule

Week of October 31 through November 7

All times and durations are subject to change

Saturday, October 31
8:00 AM EDTApprox. 45 min.National Book Festival - Author Discussion on Covert OperationsJohns Hopkins University professor Thomas Rid, "Active Measures," Pulitzer Prize-winning ... Johns Hopkins University professor Thomas Rid, "Active Measures," Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Barton Gellman, "Dark Mirror," and Washington Post columnist David Ignatius, "The Paladin," discussed covert operations. This program was part of the 20th annual National Book Festival, a virtual event hosted by the Library of Congress. 8:45 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. 9:45 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr.Adam Cox and Cristina Rodriguez, "The President and Immigration Law"Law professors Adam Cox and Cristina Rodriguez provided a history of America's immigration policy. ... Law professors Adam Cox and Cristina Rodriguez provided a history of America's immigration policy. This was a virtual event hosted by the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia.
10:45 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr.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. 11:45 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. 1:00 PM 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 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. 3:05 PM EDTApprox. 20 min.National Book Festival - Haben Girma, "Haben"Disability rights attorney Haben Girma, a Harvard Law School graduate who has been deafblind since ... Disability rights attorney Haben Girma, a Harvard Law School graduate who has been deafblind since birth, talked about navigating in a sighted, hearing world. This program was part of the 20th annual National Book Festival, a virtual event hosted by the Library of Congress. 3:25 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr.James Steyer, "Which Side of History"Common Sense Media founder and CEO James Steyer reported on the impact of technology on elections ... Common Sense Media founder and CEO James Steyer reported on the impact of technology on elections and democracy. This virtual program was provided by the Commonwealth Club in San Francisco.
4:25 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr.Fmr. Sen. Connie Mack R-FL, "Citizen Mack - Politics, an Honorable Calling"Former Florida Republican Senator Connie Mack spoke about his life and career in politics. This ... Former Florida Republican Senator Connie Mack spoke about his life and career in politics. This virtual program was hosted by Books & Books Bookstore in Coral Gables, Florida. 5:25 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 5 min.John Dean, "Authoritarian Nightmare-Trump and His Followers"John Dean, White House counsel for President Richard Nixon looked at the psychological makeup of ... John Dean, White House counsel for President Richard Nixon looked at the psychological makeup of authoritarian leaders and the Trump presidency. This virtual program was hosted by the Book Loft of German Village in Columbus, Ohio. 6:30 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 4 min.Maria Bartiromo, "The Cost- Trump, China, and American Revival"Fox Business host Maria Bartiromo offered her thoughts on how to re-start the American economy. ... Fox Business host Maria Bartiromo offered her thoughts on how to re-start the American economy. This virtual event was hosted by the Commonwealth Club in San Francisco.
7:34 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 28 min.James Lang, "Distracted"James Lang argued that the main reason students are regularly distracted is due more to current ... James Lang argued that the main reason students are regularly distracted is due more to current teaching styles than the influence of technology. This virtual event was provided by the University of Missouri, St. Louis Focus on Teaching and Technology Conference. 9:02 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 3 min.Anne Helen Petersen, "Can't Even"Former Buzzfeed senior culture writer Anne Helen Petersen explored the reasons for 'burnout' and ... Former Buzzfeed senior culture writer Anne Helen Petersen explored the reasons for 'burnout' and how it most impacts millennials. This virtual event was provided by BookPeople Bookstore in Austin, Texas. 10:05 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr.After Words Gerald Seib, "We Should Have Seen It Coming"The Wall Street Journal's Gerald Seib discussed how the conservative movement has evolved since ... The Wall Street Journal's Gerald Seib discussed how the conservative movement has evolved since the Reagan era. He was interviewed by the Washington Post columnist Karen Tumulty.
11:05 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 10 min.Ali Soufan, "The Black Banners Declassified"Former FBI special agent Ali Soufan talked about the early years of the U.S. war on terror and the ... Former FBI special agent Ali Soufan talked about the early years of the U.S. war on terror and the methods used to extract information from suspected members of al-Qaeda. This virtual event was hosted by the Center on National Security at Fordham Law.
Sunday, November 1
12:15 AM EDTApprox. 33 min.Rep. Matt Gaetz R-FL,"Firebrand - Dispatches from the Front Lines of the MAGA Revolution"Florida Republican Representative Matt Gaetz offered his thoughts on how to move the populist ... Florida Republican Representative Matt Gaetz offered his thoughts on how to move the populist movement forward in America. This virtual program was hosted by the Ronald Reagan Foundation & Institute. 12:48 AM EDTApprox. 48 min.Dr. Meera Shah, "You're the Only One I've Told"Dr. Meera Shah shared stories of people who have had abortions and opined about the current ... Dr. Meera Shah shared stories of people who have had abortions and opined about the current healthcare system and Roe v. Wade. This virtual event was provided by Skylight Books in Los Angeles. 1:36 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 26 min.Book TVNon-fiction books and authors. Non-fiction books and authors.
2:02 AM ESTApprox. 38 min.National Book Festival - Author Discussion on Nations in CrisisUCLA geography professor Jared Diamond, "Upheaval," and University of Chicago professor James ... UCLA geography professor Jared Diamond, "Upheaval," and University of Chicago professor James Robinson, "The Narrow Corridor," discussed how different nations deal with crisis. This program was part of the 20th annual National Book Festival, a virtual event hosted by the Library of Congress. 2:40 AM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 20 min.Astra Taylor, "Can't Pay Won't Pay"Author Astra Taylor and members of the Debt Collective argued that a militant debtors movement has ... Author Astra Taylor and members of the Debt Collective argued that a militant debtors movement has the potential to end financial inequality in America. 4:00 AM ESTApprox. 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.
5:00 AM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 2 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. 6:02 AM ESTApprox. 58 min.Ilya Shapiro, "Supreme Disorder"The CATO Institute's Ilya Shapiro offered his thoughts on the judicial nomination process and how ... The CATO Institute's Ilya Shapiro offered his thoughts on the judicial nomination process and how to improve it. This virtual event was hosted by the CATO Institute in Washington, D.C. 7:00 AM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 5 min.Sunny Hostin, "I Am These Truths"The View co-host and former federal prosecutor Sunny Hostin discussed her life and career and ... The View co-host and former federal prosecutor Sunny Hostin discussed her life and career and shared her personal experiences with identity and injustice. This virtual event was sponsored by the California Commonwealth Club.
8:05 AM ESTApprox. 55 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. 9:00 AM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 1 min.John Lithgow, "Trumpty Dumpty Wanted a Crown"Actor John Lithgow chronicled the presidency of Donald Trump through satirical verse. This virtual ... Actor John Lithgow chronicled the presidency of Donald Trump through satirical verse. This virtual program was hosted by the Commonwealth Club in San Francisco. 10:01 AM ESTApprox. 48 min.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.
10:49 AM ESTApprox. 12 min.What Are You Reading with Rep. Tom Cole R-OK 11:01 AM ESTApprox. 59 min.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. 12:00 PM ESTApprox. 3 hr.LIVE In Depth 20th Anniversary CommemorationTo commemorate the 20th anniversary of In Depth, Book TV on C-SPAN2 will be playing highlights ... To commemorate the 20th anniversary of In Depth, Book TV on C-SPAN2 will be playing highlights from past shows and taking viewer calls and comments. We'll also be talking with authors who have appeared on In Depth.
3:00 PM ESTApprox. 3 hr.In Depth 20th Anniversary CommemorationTo commemorate the 20th anniversary of In Depth, Book TV on C-SPAN2 played highlights from past ... To commemorate the 20th anniversary of In Depth, Book TV on C-SPAN2 played highlights from past shows and took viewer calls and comments. We also talked with authors who have appeared on In Depth as well as publishers to get updates on their work. 6:00 PM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 1 min.Ian Toll, "Twilight of the Gods"Military historian Ian Toll concluded his three-volume history of the Pacific Theater during World ... Military historian Ian Toll concluded his three-volume history of the Pacific Theater during World War II. This was a virtual event hosted by the National World War II Museum in New Orleans. 7:01 PM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 1 min.Shennette Garrett-Scott, "Banking on Freedom"History professor Shennette Garrett-Scott looked at the period of black financial innovation ... History professor Shennette Garrett-Scott looked at the period of black financial innovation between 1888 and 1930 and its impact on U.S. capitalism through the story of the St. Luke Bank in Richmond, Virginia: the first and only bank run by black women. This virtual event provided by the Museum of American Finance.
8:02 PM ESTApprox. 59 min.David Michaelis, "Eleanor"Biographer David Michaelis recalled the life of Eleanor Roosevelt. This was a virtual event hosted ... Biographer David Michaelis recalled the life of Eleanor Roosevelt. This was a virtual event hosted by Porter Square Books in Cambridge, Massachusetts. 9:01 PM ESTApprox. 59 min.After Words Gerald Seib, "We Should Have Seen It Coming"The Wall Street Journal's Gerald Seib discussed how the conservative movement has evolved since ... The Wall Street Journal's Gerald Seib discussed how the conservative movement has evolved since the Reagan era. He was interviewed by the Washington Post columnist Karen Tumulty. 10:00 PM ESTApprox. 3 hr.In Depth 20th Anniversary CommemorationTo commemorate the 20th anniversary of In Depth, Book TV on C-SPAN2 played highlights from past ... To commemorate the 20th anniversary of In Depth, Book TV on C-SPAN2 played highlights from past shows and took viewer calls and comments. We also talked with authors who have appeared on In Depth as well as publishers to get updates on their work.
Monday, November 2
1:00 AM ESTApprox. 1 hr.After Words Gerald Seib, "We Should Have Seen It Coming"The Wall Street Journal's Gerald Seib discussed how the conservative movement has evolved since ... The Wall Street Journal's Gerald Seib discussed how the conservative movement has evolved since the Reagan era. He was interviewed by the Washington Post columnist Karen Tumulty. 2:00 AM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 4 min.Maria Bartiromo, "The Cost- Trump, China, and American Revival"Fox Business host Maria Bartiromo offered her thoughts on how to re-start the American economy. ... Fox Business host Maria Bartiromo offered her thoughts on how to re-start the American economy. This virtual event was hosted by the Commonwealth Club in San Francisco. 3:04 AM ESTApprox. 56 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.
4:00 AM ESTApprox. 59 min.After Words Gerald Seib, "We Should Have Seen It Coming"The Wall Street Journal's Gerald Seib discussed how the conservative movement has evolved since ... The Wall Street Journal's Gerald Seib discussed how the conservative movement has evolved since the Reagan era. He was interviewed by the Washington Post columnist Karen Tumulty. 4:59 AM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 1 min.Chris Whipple, "The Spymasters"Chris Whipple talked to former CIA directors to provide an inside look at the intelligence ... Chris Whipple talked to former CIA directors to provide an inside look at the intelligence organization's operations. This was a virtual event hosted by the Center on National Security at Fordham Law. 6:00 AM ESTApprox. 59 min.Adam Cox and Cristina Rodriguez, "The President and Immigration Law"Law professors Adam Cox and Cristina Rodriguez provided a history of America's immigration policy. ... Law professors Adam Cox and Cristina Rodriguez provided a history of America's immigration policy. This was a virtual event hosted by the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia.
6:59 AM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 1 min.Fmr. Sen. Connie Mack R-FL, "Citizen Mack - Politics, an Honorable Calling"Former Florida Republican Senator Connie Mack spoke about his life and career in politics. This ... Former Florida Republican Senator Connie Mack spoke about his life and career in politics. This virtual program was hosted by Books & Books Bookstore in Coral Gables, Florida.