Book TV Schedule

Week of December 4 through December 11

All times and durations are subject to change

Saturday, December 5
8:01 AM ESTApprox. 59 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 AM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 10 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. 10:10 AM ESTApprox. 50 min.Matthew Van Meter, "Deep Delta Justice"Journalist Matthew Van Meter discussed Duncan v. Louisiana, a civil rights case which helped to ... Journalist Matthew Van Meter discussed Duncan v. Louisiana, a civil rights case which helped to reaffirm the right to a trial by jury in most criminal cases. This was a virtual event hosted by the Southern Festival of Books in Nashville.
11:00 AM ESTApprox. 1 hr.Phil Harvey and Lisa Conyers, "Welfare for the Rich"Authors Phil Harvey and Lisa Conyers discussed the ways they believe federal and state governments ... Authors Phil Harvey and Lisa Conyers discussed the ways they believe federal and state governments benefit financially the wealthy and their corporations. This virtual event was hosted by the CATO Institute in Washington, D.C. 12:00 PM ESTApprox. 1 hr.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. 1:00 PM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 5 min.Author Discussion on the Cosmos"Physics professors Brian Greene and Janna Levin explored the origins and future of the cosmos. ... Physics professors Brian Greene and Janna Levin explored the origins and future of the cosmos. This program was part of the Wisconsin Book Festival, a virtual event hosted by the Madison Public Library.
2:05 PM ESTApprox. 55 min.Laila Lalami, "Conditional Citizens"Author and University of California at Riverside professor Laila Lalami explored American ... Author and University of California at Riverside professor Laila Lalami explored American citizenship through her own journey as a Moroccan immigrant. This program was part of the Wisconsin Book Festival, a virtual event hosted by the Madison Public Library. 3:00 PM ESTApprox. 40 min.Paola Ramos, "Finding Latinx"Vice News correspondent Paola Ramos reported on the Latino Americans that identify as 'Latinx.' ... Vice News correspondent Paola Ramos reported on the Latino Americans that identify as 'Latinx.' This program was part of the Wisconsin Book Festival, a virtual event hosted by the Madison Public Library. 3:40 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.
4:45 PM ESTApprox. 45 min.Author Discussion on the American DreamEula Biss, author of "Having and Being Had," Imani Perry, author of "Breathe," Ada Calhoun, author ... Eula Biss, author of "Having and Being Had," Imani Perry, author of "Breathe," Ada Calhoun, author of "Why We Can't Sleep," and Stephanie Kelton, author of "The Deficit Myth," discussed the 'American Dream.' This video was provided by the Brooklyn Book Festival. 5:30 PM 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. 6:15 PM ESTApprox. 1 hr.Thomas Levenson, "Money for Nothing"MIT professor Thomas Levenson discussed how the leaders of the 15th century Scientific Revolution ... MIT professor Thomas Levenson discussed how the leaders of the 15th century Scientific Revolution applied their new ideas to people, money, and markets and as a result invented modern finance. This virtual event was hosted by Harvard Book Store in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
7:15 PM ESTApprox. 1 hr.Unni Turrettini, "Betraying the Nobel"Norwegian-born author Unni Turrettini took a critical look at the history of the Nobel Peace Prize ... Norwegian-born author Unni Turrettini took a critical look at the history of the Nobel Peace Prize and specifically its election committee. This was a virtual event hosted by Literati Bookstore in Ann Arbor, Michigan. 8:15 PM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 45 min.2020 National Book AwardsBook TV presented coverage of the 71st annual National Book Awards. This virtual event was hosted ... Book TV presented coverage of the 71st annual National Book Awards. This virtual event was hosted by the National Book Foundation. 10:00 PM ESTApprox. 54 min.After Words Kevin Williamson "Big White Ghetto"National Review correspondent Kevin Williamson recounted the politics & everyday lives of the ... National Review correspondent Kevin Williamson recounted the politics & everyday lives of the white American working class from his travels through parts of Appalachia. He's interviewed by Washington Examiner columnist and CNN contributor Salena Zito.He was interviewed by Washington Examiner columnist and CNN contributor Salena Zito.
10:54 PM ESTApprox. 6 min.What Are You Reading with Rep. Rick Larsen D-WA 11:00 PM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 30 min.Author Discussion on Democracy in AmericaActivist and writer Angela Davis and journalist Astra Taylor examined what is democracy and what ... Activist and writer Angela Davis and journalist Astra Taylor examined what is democracy and what it means today. This virtual event was sponsored by Haymarket Books and Jacobin magazine.
Sunday, December 6
12:30 AM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 5 min.Dan Blumenthal, "The China Nightmare"Dan Blumenthal, Asian Studies director at the American Enterprise Institute, talked about China's ... Dan Blumenthal, Asian Studies director at the American Enterprise Institute, talked about China's ambition to replace the United States as the world's leading power. This virtual event was hosted by the American Enterprise Institute. 1:35 AM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 10 min.Christopher Sebastian Parker, "The Great White Hope"University of Washington professor Christopher Sebastian Parker offers his thoughts on the current ... University of Washington professor Christopher Sebastian Parker offers his thoughts on the current and future state of race relations, social justice, and racial inequality in the U.S. following the 2020 presidential election. This was a virtual event hosted by Town Hall Seattle. 2:45 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.
3:50 AM 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. 4:22 AM ESTApprox. 3 min.What Are You Reading with Sen. Shelley Moore Capito R-WV 4:25 AM 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.
5:30 AM ESTApprox. 30 min.National Book Festival - Ann Druyan, "Cosmos"Author and producer Ann Druyan provided a follow-up to her late husband Carl Sagan's study of ... Author and producer Ann Druyan provided a follow-up to her late husband Carl Sagan's study of space. This program was part of the 20th annual National Book Festival, a virtual event hosted by the Library of Congress. 6:00 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. 7:00 AM 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.
8:00 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. 8:45 AM ESTApprox. 40 min.Andrew Curran, "Diderot & The Art of Thinking Freely"Humanities professor Andrew Curran discussed the life, works and influence of 18th Century French ... Humanities professor Andrew Curran discussed the life, works and influence of 18th Century French philosopher and writer Denis Diderot. This virtual event was hosted by the Boston Book Festival. 9:25 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.
11:00 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. 11:59 AM ESTApprox. 2 hr. 1 min.LIVE In Depth Eddie GlaudeEddie Glaude, chair of the African American Studies program at Princeton University, talks about ... Eddie Glaude, chair of the African American Studies program at Princeton University, talks about race and politics in America as well as the relevance of the late author James Baldwin in the age of Black Lives Matter. 2:00 PM ESTApprox. 2 hr. 1 min.In Depth Eddie GlaudeEddie Glaude, chair of the African American Studies program at Princeton University, talked about ... Eddie Glaude, chair of the African American Studies program at Princeton University, talked about race and politics in America as well as the relevance of the late author James Baldwin in the age of Black Lives Matter. He also took viewer questions. Prof. Glaude's books include "Exodus!," "Democracy in Black," and "Begin Again: James Baldwin's America and Its Urgent Lessons for Our Own," published this summer.
4:01 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. 5:00 PM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 45 min.2020 National Book AwardsBook TV presented coverage of the 71st annual National Book Awards. This virtual event was hosted ... Book TV presented coverage of the 71st annual National Book Awards. This virtual event was hosted by the National Book Foundation. 6:45 PM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 6 min.Dan Blumenthal, "The China Nightmare"Dan Blumenthal, Asian Studies director at the American Enterprise Institute, talked about China's ... Dan Blumenthal, Asian Studies director at the American Enterprise Institute, talked about China's ambition to replace the United States as the world's leading power. This virtual event was hosted by the American Enterprise Institute.
7:51 PM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 10 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. 9:01 PM ESTApprox. 59 min.After Words Kevin Williamson "Big White Ghetto"National Review correspondent Kevin Williamson recounted the politics & everyday lives of the ... National Review correspondent Kevin Williamson recounted the politics & everyday lives of the white American working class from his travels through parts of Appalachia. He's interviewed by Washington Examiner columnist and CNN contributor Salena Zito.He was interviewed by Washington Examiner columnist and CNN contributor Salena Zito. 10:00 PM ESTApprox. 2 hr. 1 min.In Depth Eddie GlaudeEddie Glaude, chair of the African American Studies program at Princeton University, talked about ... Eddie Glaude, chair of the African American Studies program at Princeton University, talked about race and politics in America as well as the relevance of the late author James Baldwin in the age of Black Lives Matter. He also took viewer questions. Prof. Glaude's books include "Exodus!," "Democracy in Black," and "Begin Again: James Baldwin's America and Its Urgent Lessons for Our Own," published this summer.
Monday, December 7
12:01 AM ESTApprox. 59 min.After Words Kevin Williamson "Big White Ghetto"National Review correspondent Kevin Williamson recounted the politics & everyday lives of the ... National Review correspondent Kevin Williamson recounted the politics & everyday lives of the white American working class from his travels through parts of Appalachia. He's interviewed by Washington Examiner columnist and CNN contributor Salena Zito.He was interviewed by Washington Examiner columnist and CNN contributor Salena Zito. 1:00 AM ESTApprox. 1 hr.Isaac Bailey, "Why Didn't We Riot?"Davidson College public policy professor Isaac Bailey shared his views on what it's like being ... Davidson College public policy professor Isaac Bailey shared his views on what it's like being Black during the Trump presidency. This virtual program was hosted by the Free Library of Philadelphia. 2:00 AM ESTApprox. 59 min.Unni Turrettini, "Betraying the Nobel"Norwegian-born author Unni Turrettini took a critical look at the history of the Nobel Peace Prize ... Norwegian-born author Unni Turrettini took a critical look at the history of the Nobel Peace Prize and specifically its election committee. This was a virtual event hosted by Literati Bookstore in Ann Arbor, Michigan.
2:59 AM ESTApprox. 55 min.After Words Kevin Williamson "Big White Ghetto"National Review correspondent Kevin Williamson recounted the politics & everyday lives of the ... National Review correspondent Kevin Williamson recounted the politics & everyday lives of the white American working class from his travels through parts of Appalachia. He's interviewed by Washington Examiner columnist and CNN contributor Salena Zito.He was interviewed by Washington Examiner columnist and CNN contributor Salena Zito. 3:54 AM ESTApprox. 5 min.What Are You Reading with Rep. Rick Larsen D-WA 3:59 AM ESTApprox. 1 hr.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.
4:59 AM 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. 5:44 AM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 11 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. 6:55 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.