Book TV Schedule

Week of January 13 through January 20

All times and durations are subject to change

Saturday, January 16
7:01 AM ESTApprox. 1 hr.Lisa Selin Davis, "Tomboy"Journalist Lisa Selin Davis offered her thoughts on gender categories. This virtual event was ... Journalist Lisa Selin Davis offered her thoughts on gender categories. This virtual event was hosted by Northshire Bookstore in Manchester Center, Vermont. 8:01 AM ESTApprox. 59 min.Wolfgang Ischinger, "World in Danger"Wolfgang Ischinger, former German ambassador to the United States, talked about the future of ... Wolfgang Ischinger, former German ambassador to the United States, talked about the future of Europe and the challenges facing democratic governments around the world. This virtual event was hosted by the Hudson Institute. 9:00 AM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 15 min.Author Discussion on Growing Up Latina in AmericaUniversity of Washington Engineering professor Cecilia Aragon and writer Donna Miscolta spoke ... University of Washington Engineering professor Cecilia Aragon and writer Donna Miscolta spoke about growing up Latina in America in the 1960s. This virtual program was hosted by Town Hall Seattle.
10:15 AM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 45 min.Author Discussion on Critical Race Theory and IdeologyAuthors John McWhorter, Randall Kennedy and Jason Riley and City Journal's Christopher Rufo ... Authors John McWhorter, Randall Kennedy and Jason Riley and City Journal's Christopher Rufo discussed critical race theory and ideology in America. This virtual program was sponsored by the Manhattan Institute. 12:00 PM ESTApprox. 1 hr.Author Discussion on Politics and Graphic NovelsDaniel Newman and George O'Connor, "Unrig," R. Sikoryak, "Constitution Illustrated," and Cynthia ... Daniel Newman and George O'Connor, "Unrig," R. Sikoryak, "Constitution Illustrated," and Cynthia Levinson, "Fault Lines in the Constitution," talked about their respective illustrated books on politics. This was a virtual event hosted by the Miami Book Fair. 1:00 PM ESTApprox. 1 hr.Washington Journal Lance Morrow, "God and Mammon"Author and essayist Lance Morrow talked about his new book, "God and Mammon: Chronicles of ... Author and essayist Lance Morrow talked about his new book, "God and Mammon: Chronicles of American Money," and the cultural divide in the U.S.
2:00 PM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 55 min.David McNally, "Blood and Money"Author David McNally told the history of money and what he says are its violent and oppressive ... Author David McNally told the history of money and what he says are its violent and oppressive origins. This virtual event was hosted by Haymarket Books in Chicago. 3:55 PM ESTApprox. 55 min.John Mackey, "Conscious Leadership"Whole Foods Market CEO John Mackey spoke about his approach to leadership and business. This ... Whole Foods Market CEO John Mackey spoke about his approach to leadership and business. This virtual program was sponsored by the American Enterprise Institute in Washington, D.C. 4:50 PM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 5 min.Marc Lamont Hill, "We Still Here"Temple University professor Marc Lamont Hill offered his thoughts on the conditions that have led ... Temple University professor Marc Lamont Hill offered his thoughts on the conditions that have led to the current social movements in America. This virtual program was sponsored by Uncle Bobbie's Bookshop in Philadelphia.
5:55 PM ESTApprox. 55 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. 6:50 PM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 5 min.Jean Baker, "Building America"Goucher College professor of history emerita Jean Baker looked back at the life of architect Henry ... Goucher College professor of history emerita Jean Baker looked back at the life of architect Henry Latrobe, who designed the Senate, House, and Supreme Court chambers as well as assisted in the plans for the White House and U.S. Capitol Building. This was a virtual event hosted by George Washington's Mount Vernon. 7:55 PM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 5 min.Joe Scarborough, "Saving Freedom"MSNBC host Joe Scarborough described Harry Truman's efforts to prepare America for the Cold War. ... MSNBC host Joe Scarborough described Harry Truman's efforts to prepare America for the Cold War. This was a virtual program hosted by the Commonwealth Club in San Francisco.
9:00 PM ESTApprox. 1 hr.Washington Journal Mike Gonzalez, "The Plot to Change America"Mike Gonzalez talked about his book, "The Plot to Change America: How Identity Politics is ... Mike Gonzalez talked about his book, "The Plot to Change America: How Identity Politics is Dividing the Land of the Free." 10:00 PM ESTApprox. 1 hr.After Words Adam Jentleson, "Kill Switch"Adam Jentleson, who was deputy chief of staff for former Democratic Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV), argued ... Adam Jentleson, who was deputy chief of staff for former Democratic Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV), argued that the modernization of the Senate is damaging American democracy. He was interviewed by Wall Street Journal congressional reporter Kristina Peterson. 11:00 PM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 15 min.David Shambaugh, "Where Great Powers Meet"David Shambaugh, professor of Asian studies at George Washington University, talked about the ... David Shambaugh, professor of Asian studies at George Washington University, talked about the power struggle between the U.S. and China in Southeast Asia. This virtual event was hosted by the Wilson Center.
Sunday, January 17
12:15 AM ESTApprox. 31 min.James Comey, "Saving Justice"James Comey, a former FBI director, discusses the U.S. justice system at a virtual event hosted by ... James Comey, a former FBI director, discusses the U.S. justice system at a virtual event hosted by the Washington Post. 12:46 AM ESTApprox. 59 min.Washington Journal Lance Morrow, "God and Mammon"Author and essayist Lance Morrow talked about his new book, "God and Mammon: Chronicles of ... Author and essayist Lance Morrow talked about his new book, "God and Mammon: Chronicles of American Money," and the cultural divide in the U.S. 1:45 AM ESTApprox. 30 min.What Are You Reading with Rep. Gerald Connolly D-VA
2:15 AM ESTApprox. 1 hr.Christina Lamb, "Our Bodies, Their Battlefields"British foreign correspondent Christina Lamb looked at the experiences of women during wartime and ... British foreign correspondent Christina Lamb looked at the experiences of women during wartime and the use of sexual violence as a weapon of war. This virtual event was hosted by the Wilson Center. 3:15 AM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 30 min.Ryan Patrick Hanley, "Our Great Purpose"Political Science professor Ryan Patrick Hanley explained why he believes economist Adam Smith's ... Political Science professor Ryan Patrick Hanley explained why he believes economist Adam Smith's Theory of Moral Sentiments contains advice on how to live well. This virtual event was hosted by the Institute for Humane Studies at George Mason University in Arlington, Virginia. 4:45 AM ESTApprox. 1 hr.Washington Journal Sharyl Attkisson, "Slanted"Investigative journalist Sharyl Attkisson discussed her new book "Slanted: How the News Media ... Investigative journalist Sharyl Attkisson discussed her new book "Slanted: How the News Media Taught Us to Love Censorship and Hate Journalism."
5:45 AM ESTApprox. 55 min.Author Discussion on Saudi ArabiaSusanne Koelbl, "Behind the Kingdom's Veil" Victor McFarland, "Oil Powers," and Mohamedou Slahi, ... Susanne Koelbl, "Behind the Kingdom's Veil" Victor McFarland, "Oil Powers," and Mohamedou Slahi, "Guantanamo Diary," discussed Saudi Arabia's relationship with the United States. This was a virtual event hosted by the Miami Book Fair. 6:40 AM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 5 min.Jean Baker, "Building America"Goucher College professor of history emerita Jean Baker looked back at the life of architect Henry ... Goucher College professor of history emerita Jean Baker looked back at the life of architect Henry Latrobe, who designed the Senate, House, and Supreme Court chambers as well as assisted in the plans for the White House and U.S. Capitol Building. This was a virtual event hosted by George Washington's Mount Vernon. 7:45 AM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 10 min.Neal Gabler, "Catching the Wind"Neal Gabler offered the first of a two-volume biography of the late Democratic Senator Ted Kennedy ... Neal Gabler offered the first of a two-volume biography of the late Democratic Senator Ted Kennedy of Massachusetts. This was a virtual event hosted by the Commonwealth Club in San Francisco.
8:55 AM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 5 min.Delphine Minoui, "The Book Collectors"French journalist Delphine Minoui reported on the efforts of a group of Syrians to build a library ... French journalist Delphine Minoui reported on the efforts of a group of Syrians to build a library during that country's civil war. This was a virtual event hosted by the Boston Athenaeum and Harvard Book Store. 10:00 AM ESTApprox. 1 hr.Martin Sherwin, "Gambling with Armageddon"Martin Sherwin looked at the Cold War with a focus on the Cuban Missile Crisis. This was a virtual ... Martin Sherwin looked at the Cold War with a focus on the Cuban Missile Crisis. This was a virtual event hosted by Town Hall Seattle. 11:00 AM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 1 min.Author Discussion on American SocietyNew York Times columnist Ross Douthat and Hudson Institute senior fellow Bruno Macaes discussed ... New York Times columnist Ross Douthat and Hudson Institute senior fellow Bruno Macaes discussed whether American society has become stagnant and predictable or is on the brink of transformation. This virtual program was sponsored by the Strand Bookstore in New York City.
12:01 PM ESTApprox. 1 hr.After Words Catherine Flowers, "Waste"Catherine Flowers, founder of the Center for Rural Enterprise and Environmental Justice, reflected ... Catherine Flowers, founder of the Center for Rural Enterprise and Environmental Justice, reflected on her efforts to improve water and sanitation conditions in rural areas across America. She was interviewed by Grist senior editor Nikhil Swaminathan. 1:01 PM ESTApprox. 1 hr.Wolfgang Ischinger, "World in Danger"Wolfgang Ischinger, former German ambassador to the United States, talked about the future of ... Wolfgang Ischinger, former German ambassador to the United States, talked about the future of Europe and the challenges facing democratic governments around the world. This virtual event was hosted by the Hudson Institute. 2:01 PM ESTApprox. 59 min.Alicia Garza, "The Purpose of Power"Activist Alicia Garza spoke about the lessons she's learned from her work as a community ... Activist Alicia Garza spoke about the lessons she's learned from her work as a community organizer. This virtual program was sponsored by the Commonwealth Club in San Francisco.
3:00 PM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 30 min.Ryan Patrick Hanley, "Our Great Purpose"Political Science professor Ryan Patrick Hanley explained why he believes economist Adam Smith's ... Political Science professor Ryan Patrick Hanley explained why he believes economist Adam Smith's Theory of Moral Sentiments contains advice on how to live well. This virtual event was hosted by the Institute for Humane Studies at George Mason University in Arlington, Virginia. 4:30 PM ESTApprox. 15 min.What Are You Reading with Rep. Jeff Fortenberry R-NE 4:45 PM ESTApprox. 31 min.James Comey, "Saving Justice"James Comey, a former FBI director, discusses the U.S. justice system at a virtual event hosted by ... James Comey, a former FBI director, discusses the U.S. justice system at a virtual event hosted by the Washington Post.
5:16 PM ESTApprox. 14 min.What Are You Reading with Rep. Tom Cole R-OK 5:30 PM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 16 min.David Shambaugh, "Where Great Powers Meet"David Shambaugh, professor of Asian studies at George Washington University, talked about the ... David Shambaugh, professor of Asian studies at George Washington University, talked about the power struggle between the U.S. and China in Southeast Asia. This virtual event was hosted by the Wilson Center. 6:46 PM ESTApprox. 59 min.Washington Journal Mike Gonzalez, "The Plot to Change America"Mike Gonzalez talked about his book, "The Plot to Change America: How Identity Politics is ... Mike Gonzalez talked about his book, "The Plot to Change America: How Identity Politics is Dividing the Land of the Free."
7:45 PM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 15 min.Andre Gregory, "This Is Not My Memoir"Playwright and activist Andre Gregory talked about his life and the intersection of art and ... Playwright and activist Andre Gregory talked about his life and the intersection of art and politics. He was joined in conversation by actor Wallace Shawn, who played his counterpart in the movie "My Dinner with Andre." This virtual event was hosted by the Library Foundation of Los Angeles. 9:00 PM ESTApprox. 1 hr.After Words Adam Jentleson, "Kill Switch"Adam Jentleson, who was deputy chief of staff for former Democratic Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV), argued ... Adam Jentleson, who was deputy chief of staff for former Democratic Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV), argued that the modernization of the Senate is damaging American democracy. He was interviewed by Wall Street Journal congressional reporter Kristina Peterson. 10:00 PM ESTApprox. 1 hr.Washington Journal Lance Morrow, "God and Mammon"Author and essayist Lance Morrow talked about his new book, "God and Mammon: Chronicles of ... Author and essayist Lance Morrow talked about his new book, "God and Mammon: Chronicles of American Money," and the cultural divide in the U.S.
11:00 PM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 2 min.Dexter Roberts, "The Myth of Chinese Capitalism"Author Dexter Roberts explained why he believes income inequality and rising social tensions block ... Author Dexter Roberts explained why he believes income inequality and rising social tensions block China's continued economic rise, with implications for companies and countries around the world. This virtual event was hosted by the Commonwealth Club in San Francisco.
Monday, January 18
12:02 AM ESTApprox. 58 min.After Words Adam Jentleson, "Kill Switch"Adam Jentleson, who was deputy chief of staff for former Democratic Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV), argued ... Adam Jentleson, who was deputy chief of staff for former Democratic Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV), argued that the modernization of the Senate is damaging American democracy. He was interviewed by Wall Street Journal congressional reporter Kristina Peterson. 1:00 AM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 1 min.John Turner, "They Knew They Were Pilgrims"George Mason University religious studies professor provided a history of the Plymouth Colony, ... George Mason University religious studies professor provided a history of the Plymouth Colony, established in 1620 by English settlers. This was a virtual event hosted by the Massachusetts Historical Society. 2:01 AM ESTApprox. 1 hr.Alice Baumgartner, "South to Freedom"Historian Alice Baumgartner recalled the lives of slaves who escaped the South for Mexico. This ... Historian Alice Baumgartner recalled the lives of slaves who escaped the South for Mexico. This was a virtual event hosted by the Huntington-USC Institute on California and the West.
3:01 AM ESTApprox. 59 min.After Words Adam Jentleson, "Kill Switch"Adam Jentleson, who was deputy chief of staff for former Democratic Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV), argued ... Adam Jentleson, who was deputy chief of staff for former Democratic Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV), argued that the modernization of the Senate is damaging American democracy. He was interviewed by Wall Street Journal congressional reporter Kristina Peterson. 4:00 AM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 45 min.Author Discussion on Critical Race Theory and IdeologyAuthors John McWhorter, Randall Kennedy and Jason Riley and City Journal's Christopher Rufo ... Authors John McWhorter, Randall Kennedy and Jason Riley and City Journal's Christopher Rufo discussed critical race theory and ideology in America. This virtual program was sponsored by the Manhattan Institute. 5:45 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.
6:45 AM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 15 min.Anthony DePalma, "The Cubans"Former New York Times Latin America correspondent Anthony DePalma profiled generations of Cubans. ... Former New York Times Latin America correspondent Anthony DePalma profiled generations of Cubans. This was a virtual event hosted by the Miami Book Fair.