Book TV Schedule

Week of February 23 through March 2

All times and durations are subject to change

Saturday, February 27
8:00 AM ESTApprox. 1 hr.Massimo Faggioli, "Joe Biden & Catholicism in the United States"Villanova University professor Massimo Faggioli looks at the role Catholicism plays in American ... Villanova University professor Massimo Faggioli looks at the role Catholicism plays in American politics and its impact on the life of President Joe Biden. This virtual program was sponsored by Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. 9:00 AM ESTApprox. 1 hr.Benjamin Friedman, "Religion and the Rise of Capitalism"Author Benjamin Friedman explored the influence of religion on economic policy. This was a virtual ... Author Benjamin Friedman explored the influence of religion on economic policy. This was a virtual event hosted by the Peterson Institute for International Economics in Washington, D.C. 10:00 AM ESTApprox. 1 hr.Janice Nimura, "The Doctors Blackwell"Janice Nimura profiled Elizabeth and Emily Blackwell, two of the first women to receive medical ... Janice Nimura profiled Elizabeth and Emily Blackwell, two of the first women to receive medical degrees in the United States. This was a virtual event hosted by Greenlight Bookstore in Brooklyn, New York.
11:00 AM ESTApprox. 1 hr.Ian Rosenberg, "The Fight for Free Speech"ABC News assistant chief counsel Ian Rosenberg weighed in on the scope and limits of free speech. ... ABC News assistant chief counsel Ian Rosenberg weighed in on the scope and limits of free speech. This virtual event was hosted by the Center for Brooklyn History in New York City. 12:00 PM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 25 min.Joann Lublin, "Power Moms"Retired Wall Street Journal editor and mother Joann Lublin compared two generations of ... Retired Wall Street Journal editor and mother Joann Lublin compared two generations of women-Boomers and GenXers-to examine how each navigates challenges of juggling managerial careers and families. This was a virtual event hosted by the Commonwealth Institute in Maynard, Massachusetts. 1:25 PM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 5 min.Todd Bensman, "America's Covert Border War"Center for Immigration Studies senior fellow Todd Bensman talked about the U.S. government's ... Center for Immigration Studies senior fellow Todd Bensman talked about the U.S. government's effort to stop terrorists from coming into the U.S. through the border with Mexico. This virtual event was hosted by the Center for Immigration Studies.
2:30 PM ESTApprox. 37 min.Howard Mortman, "When Rabbis Bless Congress"Howard Mortman looked back at some of the over 400 Rabbis who have provided opening prayers to ... Howard Mortman looked back at some of the over 400 Rabbis who have provided opening prayers to sessions of Congress. This was a virtual program hosted by the Capital Jewish Museum in Washington, DC. 3:07 PM ESTApprox. 48 min.Anna Malaika Tubbs, "The Three Mothers"Anna Malaika Tubbs explored the impact that the mothers of James Baldwin, Martin Luther King, Jr., ... Anna Malaika Tubbs explored the impact that the mothers of James Baldwin, Martin Luther King, Jr., and Malcolm X had on their sons. This was a virtual event hosted by the Atlanta History Center. 3:55 PM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 5 min.Kenneth Rosen, "Troubled"Journalist Kenneth R. Rosen reported on the alleged abuses carried out by private behavioral ... Journalist Kenneth R. Rosen reported on the alleged abuses carried out by private behavioral programs throughout the country. This virtual event was hosted by Bank Square Books in Connecticut and Savoy Bookshop & Café in Rhode Island.
5:00 PM ESTApprox. 30 min.The Communicators Colin Bryar and Bill Carr, "Working Backwards"Colin Bryar and Bill Carr, longtime Amazon executives, talked about their book, "Working ... Colin Bryar and Bill Carr, longtime Amazon executives, talked about their book, "Working Backwards: Insights, Stories, and Secrets from Inside Amazon," which breaks down the online retailer's approach to culture and leadership. 5:30 PM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 1 min.Elizabeth Kolbert, "Under the White Sky"Journalist and Pulitzer Prize winning author Elizabeth Kolbert detailed some of the ways science ... Journalist and Pulitzer Prize winning author Elizabeth Kolbert detailed some of the ways science is being used to counteract as well as adapt to the effects of climate change. This virtual event was hosted by Harvard Book Store in Massachusetts. 6:31 PM ESTApprox. 31 min.Robert Watson, "George Washington's Final Battle"History professor Robert Watson looked at George Washington's efforts to make Washington, DC, the ... History professor Robert Watson looked at George Washington's efforts to make Washington, DC, the nation's capital. This was a virtual event hosted by George Washington's Mount Vernon.
7:02 PM ESTApprox. 58 min.James Oakes, "The Crooked Path to Abolition"Civil War historian James Oakes examined how Abraham Lincoln thoughout his political career used ... Civil War historian James Oakes examined how Abraham Lincoln thoughout his political career used the Constitution to abolish slavery. This was a virtual event hosted by the Massachusetts Historical Society in Boston. 8:00 PM ESTApprox. 1 hr.Author Discussion on Racial Injustice in AmericaAuthors Annette Gordon-Reed, Elizabeth Hinton, and Jelani Cobb offered their thoughts on racial ... Authors Annette Gordon-Reed, Elizabeth Hinton, and Jelani Cobb offered their thoughts on racial injustice in America. This virtual program was hosted by Liveright Publishing in New York City. 9:00 PM ESTApprox. 59 min.Maurice Chammah, "Let the Lord Sort Them"The Marshall Project staff writer Maurice Chammah reported on capital punishment in Texas. This ... The Marshall Project staff writer Maurice Chammah reported on capital punishment in Texas. This virtual event was sponsored by Book People Bookstore in Austin, Texas.
9:59 PM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 1 min.After Words Eric Metaxas, "Fish Out of Water - A Search for the Meaning of Life"Nationally syndicated radio host Eric Metaxas talked about his life and career. He was interviewed ... Nationally syndicated radio host Eric Metaxas talked about his life and career. He was interviewed by the Claremont Institute's Center for the American Way of Life fellow Carson Holloway. 11:00 PM ESTApprox. 1 hr.Author Discussion on Racial Injustice in AmericaAuthors Annette Gordon-Reed, Elizabeth Hinton, and Jelani Cobb offered their thoughts on racial ... Authors Annette Gordon-Reed, Elizabeth Hinton, and Jelani Cobb offered their thoughts on racial injustice in America. This virtual program was hosted by Liveright Publishing in New York City.
Sunday, February 28
12:00 AM ESTApprox. 1 hr.Maurice Chammah, "Let the Lord Sort Them"The Marshall Project staff writer Maurice Chammah reported on capital punishment in Texas. This ... The Marshall Project staff writer Maurice Chammah reported on capital punishment in Texas. This virtual event was sponsored by Book People Bookstore in Austin, Texas. 1:00 AM ESTApprox. 1 hr.After Words Eric Metaxas, "Fish Out of Water - A Search for the Meaning of Life"Nationally syndicated radio host Eric Metaxas talked about his life and career. He was interviewed ... Nationally syndicated radio host Eric Metaxas talked about his life and career. He was interviewed by the Claremont Institute's Center for the American Way of Life fellow Carson Holloway. 2:00 AM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 5 min.Craig Unger, "American Kompromat"Journalist Craig Unger offered his thoughts on the relationship between Russia and former ... Journalist Craig Unger offered his thoughts on the relationship between Russia and former President Donald Trump. This virtual program was hosted by the Strand Bookstore in New York City.
3:05 AM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 40 min.Peter Wood, "1620 - A Critical Response to the 1619 Project"National Association of Scholars president Peter Wood critiqued the 1619 Project. This virtual ... National Association of Scholars president Peter Wood critiqued the 1619 Project. This virtual event was hosted by the National Association of Scholars in New York City. 4:45 AM ESTApprox. 1 hr.Claire Wasserman, "Ladies Get Paid"Ladies Ger Paid founder Claire Wasserman offered her thoughts on how women can advance ... Ladies Ger Paid founder Claire Wasserman offered her thoughts on how women can advance professionally and financially in the workplace. This virtual event was hosted by KPFA Radio 94.1 in San Francisco. 5:45 AM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 10 min.Annie Jacobsen, "First Platoon"Annie Jacobsen looked at the use of biometrics - the digital identification of people based on ... Annie Jacobsen looked at the use of biometrics - the digital identification of people based on physical or behavioral characteristics - during wartime. This virtual event was hosted by the Commonwealth Club of California.
6:55 AM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 5 min.Peter Laufer et al., "Classroom 15"Professor Peter Laufer and student from the University of Oregon's journalism program discussed ... Professor Peter Laufer and student from the University of Oregon's journalism program discussed what happened when fourth-grade students at the Riverside School in rural Oregon tried to set up a pen pal project with students in the Soviet Union in 1960. This virtual event was hosted by the University of Oregon. 8:00 AM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 10 min.Todd Bensman, "America's Covert Border War"Center for Immigration Studies senior fellow Todd Bensman talked about the U.S. government's ... Center for Immigration Studies senior fellow Todd Bensman talked about the U.S. government's effort to stop terrorists from coming into the U.S. through the border with Mexico. This virtual event was hosted by the Center for Immigration Studies. 9:10 AM ESTApprox. 50 min.Anna Malaika Tubbs, "The Three Mothers"Anna Malaika Tubbs explored the impact that the mothers of James Baldwin, Martin Luther King, Jr., ... Anna Malaika Tubbs explored the impact that the mothers of James Baldwin, Martin Luther King, Jr., and Malcolm X had on their sons. This was a virtual event hosted by the Atlanta History Center.
10:00 AM ESTApprox. 1 hr.Ilya Somin, "Free to Move"George Mason University law professor Ilya Somin offered his thoughts on why he believes "foot ... George Mason University law professor Ilya Somin offered his thoughts on why he believes "foot voting," when individuals select government entities by moving to jurisdictions that serve them best, is more effective than ballot box voting. This virtual program was hosted by Harvard Law School. 11:00 AM ESTApprox. 1 hr.Tim Wise, "Dispatches from the Race War"Social-justice activist Tim Wise discussed racial touchpoints during the Obama and Trump ... Social-justice activist Tim Wise discussed racial touchpoints during the Obama and Trump administrations. This virtual program was hosted by City Lights Bookstore and Speak Out in San Francisco. 12:00 PM ESTApprox. 1 hr.After Words John Fortier, "After the People Vote - A Guide to the Electoral College"The American Enterprise Institute's John Fortier provided his guide to understanding the electoral ... The American Enterprise Institute's John Fortier provided his guide to understanding the electoral college process. He was interviewed by author & former editor-in-chief of the Texas Review of Law & Politics Tara Ross.
1:00 PM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 1 min.Elizabeth Kolbert, "Under the White Sky"Journalist and Pulitzer Prize winning author Elizabeth Kolbert detailed some of the ways science ... Journalist and Pulitzer Prize winning author Elizabeth Kolbert detailed some of the ways science is being used to counteract as well as adapt to the effects of climate change. This virtual event was hosted by Harvard Book Store in Massachusetts. 2:01 PM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 1 min.Bart Wilson, "The Property Species"Economist Bart Wilson examined the origins of property ownership. This was a virtual event hosted ... Economist Bart Wilson examined the origins of property ownership. This was a virtual event hosted by the Competitive Enterprise Institute in Washington, D.C. 3:02 PM ESTApprox. 1 hr.Roy Richard Grinker, "Nobody's Normal"George Washington University anthropology and international affairs professor Roy Richard Grinker ... George Washington University anthropology and international affairs professor Roy Richard Grinker examined the stigma of mental health issues throughout history. This virtual event was hosted by Books & Books in Florida.
4:02 PM ESTApprox. 53 min.Charlotte Bismuth, "Bad Medicine"Former prosecutor Charlotte Bismuth recounted the criminal case against Dr. Stan Li, a pain ... Former prosecutor Charlotte Bismuth recounted the criminal case against Dr. Stan Li, a pain management doctor convicted of the manslaughter of two patients who overdosed on opioids. This virtual event was provided by the Strand Book Store in New York City. 4:55 PM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 5 min.John Ellis, "The Breakdown of Higher Education"John Ellis, professor emeritus at the University of California, Santa Cruz, argued that ... John Ellis, professor emeritus at the University of California, Santa Cruz, argued that universities no longer value open debate and a free exchange of ideas. This virtual event was hosted by the Heritage Foundation. 6:00 PM ESTApprox. 55 min.Dale Maharidge, "F**ked at Birth - Recalibrating the American Dream for the 2020s"Pulitzer prize-winning journalist Dale Maharidge reported on poverty in America through his ... Pulitzer prize-winning journalist Dale Maharidge reported on poverty in America through his travels across the country. This virtual program was hosted by the White Whale Bookstore in Pittsburgh.
6:55 PM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 5 min.Rep. Madeleine Dean D-PA and Harry Cunnane, "Under Our Roof"Rep. Madeleine Dean (D-PA) and her son Harry Cunnane discussed his drug addiction and recovery. ... Rep. Madeleine Dean (D-PA) and her son Harry Cunnane discussed his drug addiction and recovery. This virtual program was hosted by Politics and Prose Bookstore in Washington, DC. 8:00 PM ESTApprox. 1 hr.Richard Thompson Ford, "Dress Codes"Stanford University law professor Richard Thompson Ford looked at how dress codes have been used ... Stanford University law professor Richard Thompson Ford looked at how dress codes have been used to maintain social and political hierarchies throughout history. This was a virtual event hosted by the Harvard Book Store in Cambridge, Massachusetts. 9:00 PM ESTApprox. 1 hr.After Words Eric Metaxas, "Fish Out of Water - A Search for the Meaning of Life"Nationally syndicated radio host Eric Metaxas talked about his life and career. He was interviewed ... Nationally syndicated radio host Eric Metaxas talked about his life and career. He was interviewed by the Claremont Institute's Center for the American Way of Life fellow Carson Holloway.
10:00 PM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 5 min.Ayaan Hirsi Ali, "Prey"Ayaan Hirsi Ali argued there has been an increase of sexual assault in Europe due to immigration. ... Ayaan Hirsi Ali argued there has been an increase of sexual assault in Europe due to immigration. This virtual program was hosted by the Commonwealth Club of San Francisco. 11:05 PM ESTApprox. 55 min.James Patterson and Matt Eversmann, "Walk in My Combat Boots"Bestselling author James Patterson and retired Army Ranger Matt Eversmann profiled men and women ... Bestselling author James Patterson and retired Army Ranger Matt Eversmann profiled men and women who have fought in U.S. wars going back to Vietnam. This virtual event was hosted by Book People Bookstore in Austin, Texas.
Monday, March 1
12:00 AM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 1 min.After Words Eric Metaxas, "Fish Out of Water - A Search for the Meaning of Life"Nationally syndicated radio host Eric Metaxas talked about his life and career. He was interviewed ... Nationally syndicated radio host Eric Metaxas talked about his life and career. He was interviewed by the Claremont Institute's Center for the American Way of Life fellow Carson Holloway. 1:01 AM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 5 min.Ayaan Hirsi Ali, "Prey"Ayaan Hirsi Ali argued there has been an increase of sexual assault in Europe due to immigration. ... Ayaan Hirsi Ali argued there has been an increase of sexual assault in Europe due to immigration. This virtual program was hosted by the Commonwealth Club of San Francisco. 2:06 AM ESTApprox. 55 min.James Patterson and Matt Eversmann, "Walk in My Combat Boots"Bestselling author James Patterson and retired Army Ranger Matt Eversmann profiled men and women ... Bestselling author James Patterson and retired Army Ranger Matt Eversmann profiled men and women who have fought in U.S. wars going back to Vietnam. This virtual event was hosted by Book People Bookstore in Austin, Texas.
3:01 AM ESTApprox. 59 min.After Words Eric Metaxas, "Fish Out of Water - A Search for the Meaning of Life"Nationally syndicated radio host Eric Metaxas talked about his life and career. He was interviewed ... Nationally syndicated radio host Eric Metaxas talked about his life and career. He was interviewed by the Claremont Institute's Center for the American Way of Life fellow Carson Holloway. 4:00 AM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 7 min.Ayaan Hirsi Ali, "Prey"Ayaan Hirsi Ali argued there has been an increase of sexual assault in Europe due to immigration. ... Ayaan Hirsi Ali argued there has been an increase of sexual assault in Europe due to immigration. This virtual program was hosted by the Commonwealth Club of San Francisco. 5:07 AM ESTApprox. 55 min.James Patterson and Matt Eversmann, "Walk in My Combat Boots"Bestselling author James Patterson and retired Army Ranger Matt Eversmann profiled men and women ... Bestselling author James Patterson and retired Army Ranger Matt Eversmann profiled men and women who have fought in U.S. wars going back to Vietnam. This virtual event was hosted by Book People Bookstore in Austin, Texas.
6:02 AM ESTApprox. 59 min.Kevin Mattson, "We're Not Here to Entertain"Ohio University American history professor Kevin Mattson looked at the Reagan administration ... Ohio University American history professor Kevin Mattson looked at the Reagan administration through the critical lens of the punk rock movement of the 1980s. This was a virtual event hosted by Third Place Books in Seattle. 7:01 AM ESTApprox. 58 min.Robert Kaplan, "The Good American"Author and journalist Robert Kaplan explored the life of Bob Gersony, a freelance contractor for ... Author and journalist Robert Kaplan explored the life of Bob Gersony, a freelance contractor for the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), and how his reports from war zones impacted U.S. foreign policy over his forty-year career. This was a virtual event hosted by the Carnegie Council in New York City.