Book TV Schedule

Week of November 21 through November 28

All times and durations are subject to change

Saturday, November 21
8:00 AM ESTApprox. 50 min.Michael Strevens, "The Knowledge Machine"New York University philosophy professor Michael Strevens looked at the evolution of scientific ... New York University philosophy professor Michael Strevens looked at the evolution of scientific thought and how it is applied to modern issues, including COVID-19 and climate change. This virtual event was hosted by the Kansas City Public Library in Missouri. 8:50 AM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 10 min.Brian Christian, "The Alignment Problem"University of California, Berkeley Visiting Scholar Brian Christian explored the challenges we may ... University of California, Berkeley Visiting Scholar Brian Christian explored the challenges we may face as we become more dependent on Artificial Intelligence. This virtual event was hosted by The Commonwealth Club of California. 10:00 AM ESTApprox. 1 hr.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.
11:00 AM ESTApprox. 1 hr.Connor Towne O'Neill, "Down Along with That Devil's Bones"Journalist Connor Towne O'Neill looked at the legacy of white supremacy through memorials in the ... Journalist Connor Towne O'Neill looked at the legacy of white supremacy through memorials in the South to Confederate general Nathan Bedford Forrest, the first Grand Wizard of the Ku Klux Klan. This was a virtual event hosted by Garden District Book Shop in New Orleans. 12:00 PM ESTApprox. 1 hr.Nancy Grace, "Don't Be a Victim"Legal commentator Nancy Grace provided a guide on how citizens can protect themselves and avoid ... Legal commentator Nancy Grace provided a guide on how citizens can protect themselves and avoid becoming a victim of crime. This virtual event was hosted by the Marcus Jewish Community Center of Atlanta and the National JCC Literary Consortium. 1:00 PM ESTApprox. 52 min.New York Times Journalists Discuss "Finish the Fight"Contributors to the New York Times' "Finish the Fight" reported on the fight for women's right to ... Contributors to the New York Times' "Finish the Fight" reported on the fight for women's right to vote. This video was provided by the Brooklyn Book Festival.
1:52 PM ESTApprox. 51 min.Author Discussion on the History of Civil Rights in New YorkBrian Purnell, author of "Fighting Jim Crow," and Clarence Taylor, author of "Fight the Power," ... Brian Purnell, author of "Fighting Jim Crow," and Clarence Taylor, author of "Fight the Power," discussed the history of Civil Rights in New York. This video was provided by the Brooklyn Book Festival. 2:43 PM ESTApprox. 47 min.Author Discussion on Writing Lesser Known StoriesJoe Sacco, author of "Paying the Land," Dave Chisholm, author of "Chasin' the Bird," and Emei ... Joe Sacco, author of "Paying the Land," Dave Chisholm, author of "Chasin' the Bird," and Emei Butell, author of "We Served the People," discussed writing lesser known stories. This video was provided by the Brooklyn Book Festival. 3:30 PM ESTApprox. 35 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.
4:05 PM ESTApprox. 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. 4:30 PM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 5 min.Michel Paradis, "Last Mission to Tokyo"Author Michel Paradis recalled the 'Doolittle Raids' of 1942, an American response to the Japanese ... Author Michel Paradis recalled the 'Doolittle Raids' of 1942, an American response to the Japanese bombing of Pearl Harbor. The author wrote that the U.S. bombing was led by Jimmy Doolittle, a stunt pilot, and focused on members of his squadron who were captured in the attacks and freed in the waning days of the war. This was a virtual event hosted by the Center on National Security at Fordham Law. 5:35 PM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 10 min.Author Discussion on Immigrants, Refugees, & the American DreamAuthors Stephanie Griest, Sahar Mustafah, and Amra Sabic-El-Rayess talked about immigrants, ... Authors Stephanie Griest, Sahar Mustafah, and Amra Sabic-El-Rayess talked about immigrants, refugees, and the "American Dream." This was a virtual event hosted by the Southern Festival of Books in Nashville.
6:45 PM ESTApprox. 40 min.2020 Kirkus PrizeBook TV presented coverage of the 7th annual Kirkus Prize, given by the literary publication ... Book TV presented coverage of the 7th annual Kirkus Prize, given by the literary publication Kirkus Reviews to authors of nonfiction, fiction, and young readers' books. This was a virtual event hosted by the Kirkus Prize. 7:25 PM ESTApprox. 1 hr.Adam Higginbotham, "Midnight in Chernobyl"Adam Higginbotham talked about his book "Midnight in Chernobyl," about the 1986 nuclear disaster ... Adam Higginbotham talked about his book "Midnight in Chernobyl," about the 1986 nuclear disaster in Ukraine. This virtual event was part of Norwich University's Military Writers' Symposium. 8:25 PM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 35 min.Jon Lindsay, "Information Technology and Military Power"Jon Lindsay, professor at the University of Toronto, discussed whether technological advances in ... Jon Lindsay, professor at the University of Toronto, discussed whether technological advances in military technology are helping or hindering our soldiers in combat. This virtual event was hosted by the Cato Institute.
10:00 PM ESTApprox. 59 min.After Words Deborah Stone, "Counting-How We Use Numbers to Decide What Matters"Political scientist Deborah Stone argued that numbers aren't objective and explains numerous ways ... Political scientist Deborah Stone argued that numbers aren't objective and explains numerous ways numbers impact our lives daily. She was interviewed by data scientist and author Cathy O'Neil. 10:59 PM ESTApprox. 41 min.Andrew Whitby, "The Sum of the People"Data scientist Andrew Whitby looked at the history of census taking around the world. This was a ... Data scientist Andrew Whitby looked at the history of census taking around the world. This was a virtual event hosted by the National Archives in Washington, DC. 11:40 PM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 5 min.Joel Bakan, "The New Corporation"Author Joel Bakan reported on how corporations have been able to rebrand themselves as socially ... Author Joel Bakan reported on how corporations have been able to rebrand themselves as socially conscious entities while increasing CEO salaries. This virtual event was provided by Massey College at the University of Toronto.
Sunday, November 22
12:45 AM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 15 min.Charles Kupchan, "Isolationism"Georgetown University international affairs professor Charles Kupchan looked back at American ... Georgetown University international affairs professor Charles Kupchan looked back at American foreign policy and isolationism. This was a virtual event hosted by TownHall Seattle. 2:00 AM ESTApprox. 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. 3:00 AM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 10 min.Author Discussion on Audre LordeAuthors Roxane Gay, Tracy K. Smith, and Mahogany Browne discussed the life and work of author and ... Authors Roxane Gay, Tracy K. Smith, and Mahogany Browne discussed the life and work of author and activist Audre Lorde. This virtual program was part of the Schomburg Center Literary Festival in New York City.
4:10 AM ESTApprox. 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. 5:15 AM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 12 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. 6:27 AM ESTApprox. 3 min.What Are You Reading with Sen. Shelley Moore Capito R-WV
6:30 AM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 2 min.David Reynolds, "Abe"Historian David Reynolds provided a biography of Abraham Lincoln and looked at how societal ... Historian David Reynolds provided a biography of Abraham Lincoln and looked at how societal influences impacted his life. This was a virtual event hosted by the Leon Levy Center for Biography in New York City. 7:32 AM ESTApprox. 59 min.Roger Martin, "When More Is Not Better"Author Roger Martin explained why he believes Americans' pursuit of economic efficiency has ... Author Roger Martin explained why he believes Americans' pursuit of economic efficiency has reduced the size of the middle class. This virtual event provided by the Aspen Institute. 8:31 AM ESTApprox. 1 hr.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.
9:31 AM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 24 min.Peter Cozzens, "Tecumseh and the Prophet"Historian Peter Cozzens presented a dual-biography of Shawnee leader Tecumseh and his brother, ... Historian Peter Cozzens presented a dual-biography of Shawnee leader Tecumseh and his brother, Tenskwatawa, and their role in championing Native lands during American settlement. This was a virtual event hosted by the Abraham Lincoln Book Shop in Chicago. 10:55 AM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 5 min.Michel Paradis, "Last Mission to Tokyo"Author Michel Paradis recalled the 'Doolittle Raids' of 1942, an American response to the Japanese ... Author Michel Paradis recalled the 'Doolittle Raids' of 1942, an American response to the Japanese bombing of Pearl Harbor. The author wrote that the U.S. bombing was led by Jimmy Doolittle, a stunt pilot, and focused on members of his squadron who were captured in the attacks and freed in the waning days of the war. This was a virtual event hosted by the Center on National Security at Fordham Law. 12:00 PM ESTApprox. 1 hr.After Words John Fabian Witt, "American Contagions"Law professor John Fabian Witt examined the relationship between law, epidemics, and public health ... Law professor John Fabian Witt examined the relationship between law, epidemics, and public health guidelines. He was interviewed by Georgetown University law professor & director of the Institute for National and Global Health Law Lawrence Gostin.
1:00 PM ESTApprox. 51 min.Author Discussion on the Past and Future of TechnologyCharlton McIlwain, author of "Black Software," Joanne McNeil, author of "Lurking," and Frank ... Charlton McIlwain, author of "Black Software," Joanne McNeil, author of "Lurking," and Frank Pasquale, author of "New Laws of Robotics," discussed the past and future of technology. This video was provided by the Brooklyn Book Festival. 1:51 PM ESTApprox. 44 min.Author Discussion on the PandemicMark Honigsbaum, author of "The Pandemic Century," Paolo Giordano, author of "How Contagion ... Mark Honigsbaum, author of "The Pandemic Century," Paolo Giordano, author of "How Contagion Works," and Sonia Shah, author of "Pandemic," discussed the potential effects COVID-19 will have on society. This video was provided by the Brooklyn Book Festival. 2:35 PM ESTApprox. 50 min.Publisher and Author Discussion on Multi-ethnic Representation in PublishingPublishers and authors discussed multi-ethnic representation in publishing. This video was ... Publishers and authors discussed multi-ethnic representation in publishing. This video was provided by the Brooklyn Book Festival.
3:25 PM ESTApprox. 50 min.Jeffrey Sutton, "The Essential Scalia"Jeffrey Sutton, U.S. Court of Appeals Judge for the Sixth Circuit and former law clerk to Justice ... Jeffrey Sutton, U.S. Court of Appeals Judge for the Sixth Circuit and former law clerk to Justice Antonin Scalia, discussed a collection of the late Supreme Court Justice's writings. 4:15 PM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 1 min.Perri Klass, "A Good Time to Be Born"New York University Professor Perri Klass provided a history of child mortality over the past 100 ... New York University Professor Perri Klass provided a history of child mortality over the past 100 years and explained the changes in healthcare changes that led to a decrease. This virtual event was hosted by Greenlight Bookstore in Brooklyn. 5:16 PM ESTApprox. 39 min.Andrew Whitby, "The Sum of the People"Data scientist Andrew Whitby looked at the history of census taking around the world. This was a ... Data scientist Andrew Whitby looked at the history of census taking around the world. This was a virtual event hosted by the National Archives in Washington, DC.
5:55 PM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 5 min.Deborah Willis, John Stauffer, and Sarah Lewis, "To Make Their Own Way in the World"New York University photography chair Deborah Willis, Harvard University African American Studies ... New York University photography chair Deborah Willis, Harvard University African American Studies professor John Stauffer, and Harvard University African American Studies professor Sarah Lewis discussed fifteen photographs of slaves from South Carolina that were taken in 1850 and rediscovered in the archives of Harvard's Peabody Museum in 1976. This was a virtual event hosted by Harvard Book Store in Cambridge, Massachusetts. 7:00 PM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 15 min.Charles Kupchan, "Isolationism"Georgetown University international affairs professor Charles Kupchan looked back at American ... Georgetown University international affairs professor Charles Kupchan looked back at American foreign policy and isolationism. This was a virtual event hosted by TownHall Seattle. 8:15 PM ESTApprox. 45 min.2020 Kirkus PrizeBook TV presented coverage of the 7th annual Kirkus Prize, given by the literary publication ... Book TV presented coverage of the 7th annual Kirkus Prize, given by the literary publication Kirkus Reviews to authors of nonfiction, fiction, and young readers' books. This was a virtual event hosted by the Kirkus Prize.
9:00 PM ESTApprox. 1 hr.After Words Deborah Stone, "Counting-How We Use Numbers to Decide What Matters"Political scientist Deborah Stone argued that numbers aren't objective and explains numerous ways ... Political scientist Deborah Stone argued that numbers aren't objective and explains numerous ways numbers impact our lives daily. She was interviewed by data scientist and author Cathy O'Neil. 10:00 PM ESTApprox. 1 hr.Adam Higginbotham, "Midnight in Chernobyl"Adam Higginbotham talked about his book "Midnight in Chernobyl," about the 1986 nuclear disaster ... Adam Higginbotham talked about his book "Midnight in Chernobyl," about the 1986 nuclear disaster in Ukraine. This virtual event was part of Norwich University's Military Writers' Symposium. 11:00 PM ESTApprox. 1 hr.Judith Butler, "The Force of Nonviolence"University of California, Berkeley professor Judith Butler talked about nonviolence and its power ... University of California, Berkeley professor Judith Butler talked about nonviolence and its power to affect political and social change. This virtual event was hosted by the Bay Area Book Festival.
Monday, November 23
12:00 AM ESTApprox. 1 hr.After Words Deborah Stone, "Counting-How We Use Numbers to Decide What Matters"Political scientist Deborah Stone argued that numbers aren't objective and explains numerous ways ... Political scientist Deborah Stone argued that numbers aren't objective and explains numerous ways numbers impact our lives daily. She was interviewed by data scientist and author Cathy O'Neil. 1:00 AM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 5 min.Barry Lynn, "Liberty from All Masters"Barry Lynn, founder and CEO of the Open Markets Institute, offers his thoughts on the harm posed ... Barry Lynn, founder and CEO of the Open Markets Institute, offers his thoughts on the harm posed by monopolies in the United States. This virtual event was hosted by the Commonwealth Club of California. 2:05 AM ESTApprox. 35 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.
2:40 AM ESTApprox. 20 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. 3:00 AM ESTApprox. 1 hr.After Words Deborah Stone, "Counting-How We Use Numbers to Decide What Matters"Political scientist Deborah Stone argued that numbers aren't objective and explains numerous ways ... Political scientist Deborah Stone argued that numbers aren't objective and explains numerous ways numbers impact our lives daily. She was interviewed by data scientist and author Cathy O'Neil. 4:00 AM ESTApprox. 1 hr.Carl Smith, "Chicago's Great Fire"Northwestern University history professor Carl Smith looked at the Great Chicago Fire of 1871 that ... Northwestern University history professor Carl Smith looked at the Great Chicago Fire of 1871 that left close to a 1/3 of Chicago's residents homeless. This was a virtual event hosted by the Book Stall Bookstore in Winnetka, Illinois.
5:00 AM ESTApprox. 1 hr.Wanda Lloyd, "Coming Full Circle"Retired editor and reporter Wanda Lloyd recalls her journalism career. This virtual program was ... Retired editor and reporter Wanda Lloyd recalls her journalism career. This virtual program was part of the Schomburg Center Literary Festival in New York City. 6:00 AM ESTApprox. 1 hr.Mark Salter, "The Luckiest Man"Senator John McCain's former speechwriter and aide Mark Salter shared his thoughts on the life of ... Senator John McCain's former speechwriter and aide Mark Salter shared his thoughts on the life of the late Senator. This virtual program was hosted by the Poison Pen Bookstore in Scottsdale, Arizona. 7:00 AM ESTApprox. 1 hr.Nicholas Sargen, "JPMorgan's Fall and Revival"Economic consultant Nicholas Sargen provided a history of JPMorgan, from its status as a universal ... Economic consultant Nicholas Sargen provided a history of JPMorgan, from its status as a universal bank in the 1980s, to its buyout by Chase in 2000, to the changing of its business model following the 2008 financial crisis. This virtual event was hosted by the Museum of American Finance in New York City.