Book TV Schedule

Week of April 8 through April 15

All times and durations are subject to change

Saturday, April 10
8:01 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr.Robert Strauss, "John Marshall"Journalist Robert Strauss recalled the life and impact of America's fourth Supreme Court Chief ... Journalist Robert Strauss recalled the life and impact of America's fourth Supreme Court Chief Justice John Marshall. This was a virtual event hosted by George Washington's Mount Vernon. 9:01 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 59 min.In Depth Harriet WashingtonScience writer and author Harriet Washington talked about the history of the use and misuse of ... Science writer and author Harriet Washington talked about the history of the use and misuse of science and medicine in the United States. She is the author of "Deadly Monopolies," "Medical Apartheid," and the recently published "Carte Blanche," about nonconsensual medical testing on African-Americans, members of the U.S. military, and prisoners. 11:00 AM EDTApprox. 55 min.George Nash on Conservatism and America's FutureHistorian and author George Nash talked about the past and future of conservatism in the United ... Historian and author George Nash talked about the past and future of conservatism in the United States. This virtual event was hosted by the Heritage Foundation in Washington, DC.
11:55 AM EDTApprox. 46 min.Virginia Festival of the Book - Alec MacGillis and Amelia PangAlec MacGillis ("Fulfillment") and Amelia Pang ("Made in China") discussed their books about the ... Alec MacGillis ("Fulfillment") and Amelia Pang ("Made in China") discussed their books about the down-side of our global, internet-driven consumer economy. This virtual event was part of the Virginia Festival of the Book. 12:41 PM EDTApprox. 54 min.Virginia Festival of the Book - Louis Chude-Sokei & Nadia Owusu 1:35 PM EDTApprox. 25 min.Martha MacCallum, "Unknown Valor"Fox News anchor Martha MacCallum provided a history of World War II's Battle of Iwo Jima that took ... Fox News anchor Martha MacCallum provided a history of World War II's Battle of Iwo Jima that took place in February and March of 1945. This was a virtual event hosted by the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum.
2:00 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 20 min.Nicholas Freudenberg, "At What Cost"CUNY publish health professor Health Nicholas Freudenberg looked at the impact corporations have ... CUNY publish health professor Health Nicholas Freudenberg looked at the impact corporations have on healthcare. This virtual event was hosted by CUNY Graduate School of Public Health in New York City. 3:20 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 10 min.Dennis Rasmussen, "Fears of a Setting Sun"Syracuse University political science professor Dennis Rasmussen relayed that some of America's ... Syracuse University political science professor Dennis Rasmussen relayed that some of America's Founders including Washington, Adams, Jefferson, and Hamilton, were pessimistic about the future of democracy at the ends of their respective lives. This was a virtual program hosted by the Commonwealth Club in San Francisco. 4:30 PM EDTApprox. 30 min.James Carl Nelson, "The York Patrol"Military historian James Carl Nelson looked at the efforts of U.S. Army Sergeant Alvin York, who ... Military historian James Carl Nelson looked at the efforts of U.S. Army Sergeant Alvin York, who was responsible for seizing German positions in the 1918 Meuse-Argonne Offensive, the last major military operation of World War I. This was a virtual event hosted by Lemuria Books in Jackson, Mississippi.
5:00 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 5 min.Mark Bittman, "Animal, Vegetable, Junk"Food writer Mark Bittman examined how food production has changed throughout history. This virtual ... Food writer Mark Bittman examined how food production has changed throughout history. This virtual event was hosted by the Commonwealth Club in San Francisco. 6:05 PM EDTApprox. 55 min.Julia Cooke, "Come Fly the World"Julia Cooke recounted the lives and careers of Pan Am stewardesses in the 1960's and 70's. This ... Julia Cooke recounted the lives and careers of Pan Am stewardesses in the 1960's and 70's. This was a virtual event hosted by Books & Books Bookstore in Coral Gables, Florida. 7:00 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr.Kerry and Linda Killinger, "Nothing is Too Big to Fail"Financial analysts Kerry and Linda Killinger explained why they believe the U.S. government should ... Financial analysts Kerry and Linda Killinger explained why they believe the U.S. government should implement policies that would prevent a repeat of the 2008 recession. This virtual event was hosted by Town Hall Seattle.
8:00 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr.Jamal Greene, "How Rights Went Wrong"Columbia University Law professor Jamal Greene looked at America's approach to individual rights ... Columbia University Law professor Jamal Greene looked at America's approach to individual rights and offered his thoughts on how to build a better system of justice. This virtual event was hosted by Boston Athenaeum. 9:00 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr.Hrishikesh Joshi, "Why It's Ok to Speak Your Mind"Bowling Green State University philosophy professor Hrishikesh Joshi talked about free speech and ... Bowling Green State University philosophy professor Hrishikesh Joshi talked about free speech and the free exchange of ideas. This virtual event was hosted by the Manhattan Institute. 10:00 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr.After Words Sen. Tammy Duckworth D-IL, "Every Day Is a Gift"Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) spoke about her life and career in the military and in the U.S. ... Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) spoke about her life and career in the military and in the U.S. Senate. She was interviewed by Politico's congressional editor Elana Schor.
11:00 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr.Jamal Greene, "How Rights Went Wrong"Columbia University Law professor Jamal Greene looked at America's approach to individual rights ... Columbia University Law professor Jamal Greene looked at America's approach to individual rights and offered his thoughts on how to build a better system of justice. This virtual event was hosted by Boston Athenaeum.
Sunday, April 11
12:00 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr.Hrishikesh Joshi, "Why It's Ok to Speak Your Mind"Bowling Green State University philosophy professor Hrishikesh Joshi talked about free speech and ... Bowling Green State University philosophy professor Hrishikesh Joshi talked about free speech and the free exchange of ideas. This virtual event was hosted by the Manhattan Institute. 1:00 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr.After Words Sen. Tammy Duckworth D-IL, "Every Day Is a Gift"Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) spoke about her life and career in the military and in the U.S. ... Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) spoke about her life and career in the military and in the U.S. Senate. She was interviewed by Politico's congressional editor Elana Schor. 2:00 AM EDTApprox. 50 min.Bruce Levine, "Thaddeus Stevens"Civil War historian Brad Levine recounted the life of Civil War-era abolitionist and congressman ... Civil War historian Brad Levine recounted the life of Civil War-era abolitionist and congressman Thaddeus Stevens. This was a virtual event hosted by the National Archives in Washington, DC.
2:50 AM EDTApprox. 50 min.Tobey Pearl, "Terror to the Wicked"Tobey Pearl recounted the first murder trial in the Plymouth Colony for the fatal robbery of a ... Tobey Pearl recounted the first murder trial in the Plymouth Colony for the fatal robbery of a Nipmuc tribesman in 1638. This was a virtual event hosted by Porter Square Bookstore in Cambridge, Massachusetts. 3:40 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 5 min.Audrey Kurth Cronin, "Power to the People"Audrey Kurth Cronin, founder of American University's Center for Security, Innovation, and New ... Audrey Kurth Cronin, founder of American University's Center for Security, Innovation, and New Technology, explained how advancements in technology have driven increased outbreaks of terrorist activity. This virtual event was hosted by Center for National Security at Fordham Law in New York City. 4:45 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 16 min.Charles Kenny, "The Plague Cycle"Charles Kenny, senior fellow and director of technology at the Center for Global Development, ... Charles Kenny, senior fellow and director of technology at the Center for Global Development, detailed the relationship between infectious disease and civilization throughout history. This virtual event was hosted by the Free Library of Philadelphia.
6:01 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 10 min.Dennis Rasmussen, "Fears of a Setting Sun"Syracuse University political science professor Dennis Rasmussen relayed that some of America's ... Syracuse University political science professor Dennis Rasmussen relayed that some of America's Founders including Washington, Adams, Jefferson, and Hamilton, were pessimistic about the future of democracy at the ends of their respective lives. This was a virtual program hosted by the Commonwealth Club in San Francisco. 7:11 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 4 min.Annabelle Gurwitch, "You're Leaving When?"Writer and actress Annabelle Gurwitch offered her thoughts on the decline of the middle class in ... Writer and actress Annabelle Gurwitch offered her thoughts on the decline of the middle class in America. This virtual program was co-hosted by the MJCCA Book Festival In Your Living Room in Atlanta, Georgia and Books and Books Bookstore in Coral Gables, Florida. 8:15 AM EDTApprox. 45 min.Eric Berger, "Liftoff"Author Eric Berger looked at the career of entrepreneur Elon Musk and the history of his rocket ... Author Eric Berger looked at the career of entrepreneur Elon Musk and the history of his rocket company SpaceX. This virtual event was hosted by Blue Willow Bookshop in Houston.
9:00 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr.Gerald Horne, "The Dawning of the Apocalypse"Historian Gerald Horne talked about Spanish colonialism and slavery in North America during the ... Historian Gerald Horne talked about Spanish colonialism and slavery in North America during the 16th century. This virtual event was hosted by the New Haven Free Public Library. 10:00 AM EDTApprox. 45 min.Isabel Brown, "Frontlines"Turning Point USA's Isabel Brown offered her thoughts on free speech and the experiences of ... Turning Point USA's Isabel Brown offered her thoughts on free speech and the experiences of conservatives on college campuses. This event was held at Turning Point USA's headquarters in Phoenix. 10:45 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 16 min.Jonathan Alter, "His Very Best"Author and MSNBC political analyst Jonathan Alter recalled the life of former President Jimmy ... Author and MSNBC political analyst Jonathan Alter recalled the life of former President Jimmy Carter. This was a virtual event hosted by the Commonwealth Club in San Francisco.
12:01 PM EDTApprox. 59 min.After Words Dana Perino, "Everything Will Be Okay"Former White House Press Secretary and Fox News host Dana Perino reflected on her career and ... Former White House Press Secretary and Fox News host Dana Perino reflected on her career and offered life lessons. She was interviewed by Victoria Clarke, former Assistant Defense Secretary for Public Affairs in the George W. Bush Administration. 1:00 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 10 min.Don Lemon, "This Is the Fire - What I Say to My Friends About Racism"CNN anchor Don Lemon spoke about inequality in America and shared his own personal experiences ... CNN anchor Don Lemon spoke about inequality in America and shared his own personal experiences with racism. This virtual program was hosted by the Commonwealth Club in San Francisco. 2:10 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 5 min.Robert Reilly, "America on Trial"Robert Reilly, director of the Westminster Institute and former director of Voice of America, ... Robert Reilly, director of the Westminster Institute and former director of Voice of America, talked about the religious thinking that influenced the Founding Founders. This virtual event was hosted by the Catholic Information Center in Washington, DC.
3:15 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 10 min.Julie DiCaro, "Sidelined - Sports, Culture, and Being a Woman in America"Sports journalist Julie DiCaro reported on gender issues in America's sports media and ... Sports journalist Julie DiCaro reported on gender issues in America's sports media and professional leagues. This virtual program was hosted by Barbara's bookstore in Chicago. 4:25 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr.Hrishikesh Joshi, "Why It's Ok to Speak Your Mind"Bowling Green State University philosophy professor Hrishikesh Joshi talked about free speech and ... Bowling Green State University philosophy professor Hrishikesh Joshi talked about free speech and the free exchange of ideas. This virtual event was hosted by the Manhattan Institute. 5:25 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 30 min.Cade Metz, "Genius Makers"New York Times technology correspondent Cade Metz discussed the origins of artificial intelligence ... New York Times technology correspondent Cade Metz discussed the origins of artificial intelligence (AI) and the major tech companies which led the way in transforming technology. The virtual event was hosted by the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, California.
6:55 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr.Dr. Jason Karlawish, "The Problem of Alzheimers"Dr. Jason Karlawish traced the history of Alzheimer's, from early disease recognition to its ... Dr. Jason Karlawish traced the history of Alzheimer's, from early disease recognition to its growth into one of the world's most prevalent illnesses. This virtual event was hosted by the Penn Biomedical Library in Philadelphia. 7:55 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 5 min.Linda Colley, "The Gun, the Ship, and the Pen"Princeton University history professor Linda Colley looked at the history of written constitutions ... Princeton University history professor Linda Colley looked at the history of written constitutions from the 18th century to today. This was a virtual event hosted by Labyrinth Books in Princeton, New Jersey. 9:00 PM EDTApprox. 59 min.After Words Sen. Tammy Duckworth D-IL, "Every Day Is a Gift"Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) spoke about her life and career in the military and in the U.S. ... Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) spoke about her life and career in the military and in the U.S. Senate. She was interviewed by Politico's congressional editor Elana Schor.
9:59 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 1 min.Frederick Hess & Pedro Noguera, "A Search for Common Ground"Frederick Hess (AEI) and Pedro Noguera (USC) debated education policy and discussed the importance ... Frederick Hess (AEI) and Pedro Noguera (USC) debated education policy and discussed the importance of having civil discussions over political disputes. This virtual event was hosted by the American Enterprise Institute. 11:00 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr.Kate Masur, "Until Justice Be Done"Northwestern University history professor Kate Masur looked at laws that were enacted by free ... Northwestern University history professor Kate Masur looked at laws that were enacted by free states restricting the rights of African Americans prior to the Civil War and the efforts of activists who challenged them. This was a virtual event hosted by the Free Library of Philadelphia.
Monday, April 12
12:00 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr.After Words Sen. Tammy Duckworth D-IL, "Every Day Is a Gift"Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) spoke about her life and career in the military and in the U.S. ... Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) spoke about her life and career in the military and in the U.S. Senate. She was interviewed by Politico's congressional editor Elana Schor. 1:00 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 1 min.Frederick Hess & Pedro Noguera, "A Search for Common Ground"Frederick Hess (AEI) and Pedro Noguera (USC) debated education policy and discussed the importance ... Frederick Hess (AEI) and Pedro Noguera (USC) debated education policy and discussed the importance of having civil discussions over political disputes. This virtual event was hosted by the American Enterprise Institute. 2:01 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr.Kate Masur, "Until Justice Be Done"Northwestern University history professor Kate Masur looked at laws that were enacted by free ... Northwestern University history professor Kate Masur looked at laws that were enacted by free states restricting the rights of African Americans prior to the Civil War and the efforts of activists who challenged them. This was a virtual event hosted by the Free Library of Philadelphia.
3:01 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr.After Words Sen. Tammy Duckworth D-IL, "Every Day Is a Gift"Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) spoke about her life and career in the military and in the U.S. ... Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) spoke about her life and career in the military and in the U.S. Senate. She was interviewed by Politico's congressional editor Elana Schor. 4:01 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 1 min.Frederick Hess & Pedro Noguera, "A Search for Common Ground"Frederick Hess (AEI) and Pedro Noguera (USC) debated education policy and discussed the importance ... Frederick Hess (AEI) and Pedro Noguera (USC) debated education policy and discussed the importance of having civil discussions over political disputes. This virtual event was hosted by the American Enterprise Institute. 5:02 AM EDTApprox. 59 min.Kate Masur, "Until Justice Be Done"Northwestern University history professor Kate Masur looked at laws that were enacted by free ... Northwestern University history professor Kate Masur looked at laws that were enacted by free states restricting the rights of African Americans prior to the Civil War and the efforts of activists who challenged them. This was a virtual event hosted by the Free Library of Philadelphia.
6:01 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 4 min.Carl Zimmer, "Life's Edge"Science writer Carl Zimmer investigated scientific experiments that have attempted to recreate ... Science writer Carl Zimmer investigated scientific experiments that have attempted to recreate life. This virtual event was hosted by the Commonwealth Club in San Francisco. 7:05 AM EDTApprox. 55 min.Thomas Holt, "The Movement"University of Chicago African American history professor emeritus Thomas Holt provided a history ... University of Chicago African American history professor emeritus Thomas Holt provided a history of the civil rights movement. This was a virtual event hosted by the Atlanta History Center.