Book TV Schedule

Week of November 22 through November 29

All times and durations are subject to change

Saturday, November 28
8:00 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. 9:05 AM ESTApprox. 55 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. 10:00 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.
11:05 AM ESTApprox. 50 min.Michael McCray, "I Am Not Your Enemy"Writer Michael McCray spoke about his travels to divided parts of the world to learn how ... Writer Michael McCray spoke about his travels to divided parts of the world to learn how activists, clergy, former combatants, and peacebuilders are working to resolve conflicts in their regions. This was a virtual event hosted by the Southern Festival of Books in Nashville. 11:55 AM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 5 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. 1:00 PM ESTApprox. 46 min.Author Discussion on Business & CapitalismAuthors Rebecca Henderson and Myrian Sidibe shared their thoughts on business and capitalism. This ... Authors Rebecca Henderson and Myrian Sidibe shared their thoughts on business and capitalism. This virtual event was hosted by the Boston Book Festival.
1:46 PM ESTApprox. 45 min.Nicholas Kristof & Sheryl WuDunn, "Tightrope"Pulitzer Prize-winning journalists Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn reported on the issues ... Pulitzer Prize-winning journalists Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn reported on the issues facing the working-class in rural America. This virtual event was hosted by the Boston Book Festival. 2:31 PM ESTApprox. 44 min.Author Discussion on Activism & Civic EngagementEitan Hersh, DeRay Mckesson, and Catherine Sanderson provided their thoughts on activism and civil ... Eitan Hersh, DeRay Mckesson, and Catherine Sanderson provided their thoughts on activism and civil engagement. This virtual event was hosted by the Boston Book Festival. 3:15 PM ESTApprox. 5 min.What Are You Reading with Rep. Rick Larsen D-WA
3:20 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. 4:10 PM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 4 min.Steve Davis, "Undercurrents"Steve Davis, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation senior strategy advisor & China country office ... Steve Davis, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation senior strategy advisor & China country office interim director, shared his thoughts on how leaders and citizens can bring about change in their communities and across the globe. This virtual program was hosted by Town Hall Seattle. 5:14 PM ESTApprox. 46 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.
6:00 PM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 1 min.Ben Macintyre, "Agent Sonya"Military historian Ben Macintyre recalled the life of Soviet intelligence officer Ursula Bolton, ... Military historian Ben Macintyre recalled the life of Soviet intelligence officer Ursula Bolton, who assumed a false identity in an English village in the years leading up to the Cold War as she gathered information to help the Soviet Union build an atomic bomb. This was a virtual event hosted by the National World War II Museum in New Orleans. 7:01 PM ESTApprox. 55 min.Bay Area Book Festival - Alice Waters and Saru Jayaraman on Food PoliticsChef Alice Waters and Food Labor Research Center director Saru Jayaraman offered their thoughts on ... Chef Alice Waters and Food Labor Research Center director Saru Jayaraman offered their thoughts on the food system in the United States and the people who are challenging it. This virtual event was part of the Bay Area Book Festival. 7:56 PM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 4 min.Douglas Ginsburg, "Voices of Our Republic"Former appellate judge and George Mason University law professor Douglas Ginsburg examined the ... Former appellate judge and George Mason University law professor Douglas Ginsburg examined the Constitution through the eyes of judges, legal scholars, and historians. This was a virtual event hosted by the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Institute.
9:00 PM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 1 min.Barack Obama, "A Promised Land"Former President Barack Obama reflected on his life and political career. This virtual program was ... Former President Barack Obama reflected on his life and political career. This virtual program was hosted by the Washington Post Live in Washington, D.C. 10:01 PM ESTApprox. 59 min.After Words Sally Hubbard, "Monopolies Suck"Open Markets Institute director Sally Hubbard looked at the history of monopolies in American ... Open Markets Institute director Sally Hubbard looked at the history of monopolies in American industry and provided her thoughts on how to prevent monopoly power. She was interviewed by Bloomberg News reporter David McLaughlin. 11:00 PM ESTApprox. 59 min.David Rose, "Why Culture Matters Most"Economics professor David Rose argued that moral beliefs and culture are essential to a thriving ... Economics professor David Rose argued that moral beliefs and culture are essential to a thriving civil society. This virtual program was hosted by the Heritage Foundation in Washington, D.C.
11:59 PM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 1 min.Gov. Andrew Cuomo D-NY, "American Crisis"New York Governor Andrew Cuomo discussed his handling of COVID-19 and the lessons he's learned. ... New York Governor Andrew Cuomo discussed his handling of COVID-19 and the lessons he's learned. This virtual program was hosted by Live Talks LA.
Sunday, November 29
1:00 AM ESTApprox. 45 min.Deanna Mulligan, "Hire Purpose"Guardian Life Insurance Company of America CEO Deanna Mulligan weighed in on the effects of ... Guardian Life Insurance Company of America CEO Deanna Mulligan weighed in on the effects of workplace evolution and automation. This virtual event was hosted by The Economic Club of New York in New York City. 1:45 AM ESTApprox. 1 hr.Robert Jones, "White Too Long"Public Religion Research Institute founder and CEO Robert Jones argued that there has been a ... Public Religion Research Institute founder and CEO Robert Jones argued that there has been a relationship between Christianity and white supremacy throughout American history and it must be rectified. This was a virtual event hosted by the Center for Brooklyn History. 2:45 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.
3:20 AM ESTApprox. 1 hr.Patrisse Khan-Cullors, "When They Call You a Terrorist"Black Lives Matter co-founder Patrisse Khan-Cullors discussed her life, activism, and the ... Black Lives Matter co-founder Patrisse Khan-Cullors discussed her life, activism, and the beginnings of the Black Lives Matter movement. This virtual program was part of the Schomburg Center Literary Festival in New York City. 4:20 AM ESTApprox. 34 min.National Book Festival - Richard Haass, "The World"Council on Foreign Relations president Richard Haass talked about the state of the world and the ... Council on Foreign Relations president Richard Haass talked about the state of the world and the foreign policy challenges facing the United States. This program was part of the 20th annual National Book Festival, a virtual event hosted by the Library of Congress. 4:54 AM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 6 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.
6:00 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. 7:00 AM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 30 min.Frederik Logevall, "JFK"Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Frederik Logevall looked at the first 39 years of John F. ... Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Frederik Logevall looked at the first 39 years of John F. Kennedy's life in the first volume of a planned two-part biography of America's 35th President. This was a virtual event hosted by the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library in Boston. 8:30 AM ESTApprox. 35 min.National Book Festival - Author Discussion on Ray BradburyAuthor and producer Ann Druyan, "Cosmos" and astronaut and engineer Leland Melvin, "Chasing Space" ... Author and producer Ann Druyan, "Cosmos" and astronaut and engineer Leland Melvin, "Chasing Space" discussed the late author Ray Bradbury. This program was part of the 20th annual National Book Festival, a virtual event hosted by the Library of Congress.
9:05 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. 10:15 AM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 5 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. 11:20 AM ESTApprox. 37 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.
11:57 AM ESTApprox. 3 min.What Are You Reading with Sen. Shelley Moore Capito R-WV 12:00 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. 1:00 PM ESTApprox. 32 min.Author Discussion on Pathogens & PillsAuthors Muhammad Zaman and Peter Kolchinsky examined the rise in antibiotic-resistant superbugs ... Authors Muhammad Zaman and Peter Kolchinsky examined the rise in antibiotic-resistant superbugs and costs of developing new drugs. This virtual event was hosted by the Boston Book Festival.
1:32 PM ESTApprox. 44 min.Silicon Valley & the Future of TechnologyAuthors Ben Tarnoff, Monica Weigel, and Dipayan Ghosh weighed in on Silicon Valley and the future ... Authors Ben Tarnoff, Monica Weigel, and Dipayan Ghosh weighed in on Silicon Valley and the future of technology. This virtual program was hosted by the Boston Book Festival. 2:16 PM ESTApprox. 54 min.Author Discussion on Women of Color in TechAuthors Ainissa Ramirez and Susanne Tedrick and G Code co-founder Bridgette Wallace spoke about ... Authors Ainissa Ramirez and Susanne Tedrick and G Code co-founder Bridgette Wallace spoke about women of color working in the tech world. This virtual event was hosted by the Boston Book Festival. 3:10 PM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 34 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.
4:44 PM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 1 min.David Vine, "The United States of War"American University professor David Vine talked about the nearly constant engagement in wars by ... American University professor David Vine talked about the nearly constant engagement in wars by the United States since its founding. This virtual event was hosted by Politics and Prose Bookstore. 5:45 PM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 15 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. 7:00 PM ESTApprox. 59 min.David Rose, "Why Culture Matters Most"Economics professor David Rose argued that moral beliefs and culture are essential to a thriving ... Economics professor David Rose argued that moral beliefs and culture are essential to a thriving civil society. This virtual program was hosted by the Heritage Foundation in Washington, D.C.
7:59 PM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 1 min.Author Discussion on Re-Inventing DemocracyEric Liu, Peter Peterson, and Hahrie Han offered their thoughts on how to re-invent American ... Eric Liu, Peter Peterson, and Hahrie Han offered their thoughts on how to re-invent American democracy in the 21st century. This virtual program was hosted by the Chicago Humanities Festival. 9:00 PM ESTApprox. 1 hr.After Words Sally Hubbard, "Monopolies Suck"Open Markets Institute director Sally Hubbard looked at the history of monopolies in American ... Open Markets Institute director Sally Hubbard looked at the history of monopolies in American industry and provided her thoughts on how to prevent monopoly power. She was interviewed by Bloomberg News reporter David McLaughlin. 10:00 PM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 5 min.Douglas Ginsburg, "Voices of Our Republic"Former appellate judge and George Mason University law professor Douglas Ginsburg examined the ... Former appellate judge and George Mason University law professor Douglas Ginsburg examined the Constitution through the eyes of judges, legal scholars, and historians. This was a virtual event hosted by the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Institute.
11:05 PM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 1 min.Barack Obama, "A Promised Land"Former President Barack Obama reflected on his life and political career. This virtual program was ... Former President Barack Obama reflected on his life and political career. This virtual program was hosted by the Washington Post Live in Washington, D.C.
Monday, November 30
12:06 AM ESTApprox. 59 min.After Words Sally Hubbard, "Monopolies Suck"Open Markets Institute director Sally Hubbard looked at the history of monopolies in American ... Open Markets Institute director Sally Hubbard looked at the history of monopolies in American industry and provided her thoughts on how to prevent monopoly power. She was interviewed by Bloomberg News reporter David McLaughlin. 1:05 AM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 9 min.Catherine Grace Katz, "The Daughters of Yalta"Historian Catherine Grace Katz looked at the relationship between the three women who attend the ... Historian Catherine Grace Katz looked at the relationship between the three women who attend the Yalta Conference with their fathers, Anna Roosevelt, Sarah Churchill, and Kathleen Harriman, daughter to the US Ambassador to the Soviet Union. This was a virtual event hosted by Roosevelt House in New York City. 2:14 AM ESTApprox. 48 min.Author Discussion on the History of Race in AmericaAdam Gussow and Jessica Ingram provided a history of race in America. This was a virtual event ... Adam Gussow and Jessica Ingram provided a history of race in America. This was a virtual event hosted by the Southern Festival of Books in Nashville.
3:02 AM ESTApprox. 58 min.After Words Sally Hubbard, "Monopolies Suck"Open Markets Institute director Sally Hubbard looked at the history of monopolies in American ... Open Markets Institute director Sally Hubbard looked at the history of monopolies in American industry and provided her thoughts on how to prevent monopoly power. She was interviewed by Bloomberg News reporter David McLaughlin. 4:00 AM 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. 5:35 AM 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.
6:35 AM ESTApprox. 25 min.National Book Festival - Eric Foner, "The Second Founding"Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Eric Foner looked at the 13th, 14th, and 15th Amendments added to ... Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Eric Foner looked at the 13th, 14th, and 15th Amendments added to the U.S. Constitution during the Reconstruction Era. This program was part of the 20th annual National Book Festival, a virtual event hosted by the Library of Congress. 7:00 AM 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.