Book TV Schedule

Week of April 15 through April 22

All times and durations are subject to change

Saturday, April 17
8:01 AM EDTApprox. 59 min.Jeff Testerman and Daniel Freed, "Call Me Commander"Investigative journalist Jeff Testerman and television producer Daniel Freed reported on John Cody ... Investigative journalist Jeff Testerman and television producer Daniel Freed reported on John Cody Donald, a former Army intelligence officer, who falsely identified himself as Lt. Commander Bobby Thomson and ran a bogus charity that acquired millions of dollars in donations. This program was part of the virtual 2021 Tucson Festival of Books. 9:00 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr.Karen Petrou, "Engine of Inequality"Financial analyst Karen Petrou explained why she believes the Federal Reserve holds the key to ... Financial analyst Karen Petrou explained why she believes the Federal Reserve holds the key to ending income inequality in the United States. This was a virtual event hosted by the Cato Institute in Washington, D.C. 10:00 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.
11:00 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 5 min.Jonathan Allen and Amie Parnes, "Lucky - How Joe Biden Barely Won the Presidency"NBC News' Jonathan Allen and senior correspondent for the Hill newspaper Amie Parnes discussed the ... NBC News' Jonathan Allen and senior correspondent for the Hill newspaper Amie Parnes discussed the 2020 presidential election and how Joe Biden became the 46th President of the United States. This virtual program was hosted by the National Press Club in Washington, DC. 12:05 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 10 min.James Carroll, "The Truth at the Heart of the Lie - How the Catholic Church Lost Its Soul"Former priest and Boston Globe columnist James Carroll examined the structure of the Catholic ... Former priest and Boston Globe columnist James Carroll examined the structure of the Catholic Church and reflected on his own faith. This virtual program was hosted by the Harvard Book Store in Cambridge, Massachusetts. 1:15 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr.Charles Koch and Brian Hooks, "Believe in People"Koch Industries CEO and chairman Charles Koch and Stand Together Chairman and CEO & Charles Koch ... Koch Industries CEO and chairman Charles Koch and Stand Together Chairman and CEO & Charles Koch Foundation president Brian Hooks offered their thoughts on how to tackle economic and social challenges in the U.S. and abroad. This virtual program was hosted by the CATO Institute in Washington, D.C.
2:15 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 15 min.History Bookshelf Jennifer Keishin Armstrong, "When Women Invented Television"Jennifer Keishin Armstrong profiled four women who were pioneers in the television industry. This ... Jennifer Keishin Armstrong profiled four women who were pioneers in the television industry. This was a virtual event hosted by the Kansas City Public Library. 3:30 PM EDTApprox. 59 min.Alec MacGillis, "Fulfillment"ProPublica senior reporter Alec MacGillis explained how Amazon and the growth of e-commerce has ... ProPublica senior reporter Alec MacGillis explained how Amazon and the growth of e-commerce has affected American businesses. This virtual event was hosted by Town Hall Seattle. 4:29 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 29 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.
5:58 PM EDTApprox. 7 min.What Are You Reading? with Rep. Jake Auchincloss D-MARep. Jake Auchincloss (D-MA) shared his reading list with Book TV. Rep. Jake Auchincloss (D-MA) shared his reading list with Book TV. 6:05 PM EDTApprox. 55 min.Jillian York, "Silicon Values"Electronic Frontier Foundation international activism director Jillian York discussed the future ... Electronic Frontier Foundation international activism director Jillian York discussed the future of free speech on social media platforms and data privacy. This virtual event was hosted by City Lights Bookstore in San Francisco. 7:00 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr.Anne Lamott, "Dusk Night Dawn"Author Anne Lamott offered her thoughts on how humans can adapt to get through hard times. This ... Author Anne Lamott offered her thoughts on how humans can adapt to get through hard times. This virtual event was hosted by Book Passage in San Francisco.
8:00 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr.Jeff Immelt, "Hot Seat - What I Learned Leading a Great American Company"Jeff Immelt reflected on his time as CEO of General Electric including the challenges he faced ... Jeff Immelt reflected on his time as CEO of General Electric including the challenges he faced after 9/11 and during the 2008 financial crisis. This virtual program was hosted by Barrett Bookstore and the Darien Community Association in Darien, Connecticut. 9:00 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr.Ian Millhiser, "The Agenda"Vox Supreme Court correspondent Ian Millhiser discussed the six conservative Supreme Court ... Vox Supreme Court correspondent Ian Millhiser discussed the six conservative Supreme Court justices and how their rulings could impact the country. This was a virtual event hosted by the Strand Bookstore in New York City. 10:00 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr.After Words Lisa Genova, "Remember - The Science of Memory and the Art of Forgetting"Neuroscientist Lisa Genova discussed how our memory works. She was interviewed by author and "The ... Neuroscientist Lisa Genova discussed how our memory works. She was interviewed by author and "The Forgetting" podcast co-host David Shenk
11:00 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr.Jeff Immelt, "Hot Seat - What I Learned Leading a Great American Company"Jeff Immelt reflected on his time as CEO of General Electric including the challenges he faced ... Jeff Immelt reflected on his time as CEO of General Electric including the challenges he faced after 9/11 and during the 2008 financial crisis. This virtual program was hosted by Barrett Bookstore and the Darien Community Association in Darien, Connecticut.
Sunday, April 18
12:00 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr.Ian Millhiser, "The Agenda"Vox Supreme Court correspondent Ian Millhiser discussed the six conservative Supreme Court ... Vox Supreme Court correspondent Ian Millhiser discussed the six conservative Supreme Court justices and how their rulings could impact the country. This was a virtual event hosted by the Strand Bookstore in New York City. 1:00 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr.After Words Lisa Genova, "Remember - The Science of Memory and the Art of Forgetting"Neuroscientist Lisa Genova discussed how our memory works. She was interviewed by author and "The ... Neuroscientist Lisa Genova discussed how our memory works. She was interviewed by author and "The Forgetting" podcast co-host David Shenk 2:00 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 15 min.History Bookshelf Jennifer Keishin Armstrong, "When Women Invented Television"Jennifer Keishin Armstrong profiled four women who were pioneers in the television industry. This ... Jennifer Keishin Armstrong profiled four women who were pioneers in the television industry. This was a virtual event hosted by the Kansas City Public Library.
3:15 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 5 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. 4:20 AM 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. 5:40 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 10 min.Nicole Perlroth, "This Is How They Tell Me the World Ends"New York Times cybersecurity reporter Nicole Perlroth reported on emerging cyberweapons. This ... New York Times cybersecurity reporter Nicole Perlroth reported on emerging cyberweapons. This virtual event was hosted by the American Writers Museum in Chicago.
6:50 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 10 min.Kate Washington, "Already Toast"Sacramento Bee columnist Kate Washington reflected on her struggle to care for her seriously ill ... Sacramento Bee columnist Kate Washington reflected on her struggle to care for her seriously ill husband and looked at caregiver burnout across the United States. This virtual event was hosted by Capital Books in Sacramento, California. 8:00 AM EDTApprox. 30 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. 8:30 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 31 min.Wesley Morgan, "The Hardest Place"Politico military affairs reporter Wesley Morgan looked at American military action in ... Politico military affairs reporter Wesley Morgan looked at American military action in Afghanistan's Pech Valley. This virtual event was hosted by the New America Foundation in Washington, D.C.
10:01 AM EDTApprox. 59 min.Brian Alexander, "The Hospital - Life, Death, and Dollars in a Small American Town"Journalist Brian Alexander reported on the state of rural hospitals in America by looking closely ... Journalist Brian Alexander reported on the state of rural hospitals in America by looking closely at the hospital in his hometown of Bryan, Ohio. This virtual program was hosted by the Mercantile Library in Cincinnati. 11:00 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr.Grace Olmstead, "Uprooted"Journalist Grace Olmstead talks about the consequences of the abandonment of farm towns in the ... Journalist Grace Olmstead talks about the consequences of the abandonment of farm towns in the United States, and her own decision to leave the farm town she grew up in. This virtual event was hosted by the Russell Kirk Center in Michigan. 12:00 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.
1:00 PM 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. 1:45 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 25 min.National Black Writers Conference - Discussion on Literary Works of Paule Marshall and John A. WilliamsAuthors Lawrence Jackson and Mary Helen Washington discussed how the themes in the writings of ... Authors Lawrence Jackson and Mary Helen Washington discussed how the themes in the writings of Paule Marshall and John A. Williams relate to the social and political climate of today. This virtual event was hosted by the Center for Black Literature at Medgar Evers College of the City University of New York. 3:10 PM EDTApprox. 50 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.
4:00 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr.Sara Kamali, "Homegrown Hate"Sara Kamali reported on the organizational structures and beliefs of White nationalists and ... Sara Kamali reported on the organizational structures and beliefs of White nationalists and militant Islamists groups in the United States. This virtual program was hosted by Northshire Bookstore in Saratoga, New York. 5:00 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 5 min.Davarian Baldwin, "In the Shadow of the Ivory Tower"Trinity College professor Davarian Baldwin looks at the impact that urban planning for ... Trinity College professor Davarian Baldwin looks at the impact that urban planning for universities and colleges across the country is having on communities in those cities. 6:05 PM 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.
7:00 PM EDTApprox. 55 min.Deborah Willis, "The Black Civil War Soldier"New York University photography professor Deborah Willis looked at the lives of Black Civil War ... New York University photography professor Deborah Willis looked at the lives of Black Civil War soldiers through a collection of portraits. This was a virtual event hosted by the Free Library of Philadelphia. 7:55 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 5 min.Wendy Lower, "The Ravine"National Book Award-winning historian Wendy Lower recounted the mass killings in Ukraine that ... National Book Award-winning historian Wendy Lower recounted the mass killings in Ukraine that occurred during the Holocaust. This was a virtual event hosted by Harvard Book Store in Cambridge, Massachusetts. 9:00 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr.After Words Lisa Genova, "Remember - The Science of Memory and the Art of Forgetting"Neuroscientist Lisa Genova discussed how our memory works. She was interviewed by author and "The ... Neuroscientist Lisa Genova discussed how our memory works. She was interviewed by author and "The Forgetting" podcast co-host David Shenk
10:00 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 2 min.Ross Douthat, "The Decadent Society"New York Times columnist Ross Douthat, who argues in his book "The Decadent Society" that the ... New York Times columnist Ross Douthat, who argues in his book "The Decadent Society" that the United States is in a state of malaise, talked about how the coronavirus pandemic has affected his outlook. This virtual event was hosted by the Manhattan Institute. 11:02 PM EDTApprox. 59 min.Anthea Butler, "White Evangelical Racism"University of Pennsylvania religion professor Anthea Butler argued that racism has had a foothold ... University of Pennsylvania religion professor Anthea Butler argued that racism has had a foothold in white evangelical religion from slavery to current day. This virtual program was hosted by Politics and Prose Bookstore in Washington, DC.
Monday, April 19
12:01 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr.After Words Lisa Genova, "Remember - The Science of Memory and the Art of Forgetting"Neuroscientist Lisa Genova discussed how our memory works. She was interviewed by author and "The ... Neuroscientist Lisa Genova discussed how our memory works. She was interviewed by author and "The Forgetting" podcast co-host David Shenk 1:01 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 2 min.Ross Douthat, "The Decadent Society"New York Times columnist Ross Douthat, who argues in his book "The Decadent Society" that the ... New York Times columnist Ross Douthat, who argues in his book "The Decadent Society" that the United States is in a state of malaise, talked about how the coronavirus pandemic has affected his outlook. This virtual event was hosted by the Manhattan Institute. 2:03 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr.Anthea Butler, "White Evangelical Racism"University of Pennsylvania religion professor Anthea Butler argued that racism has had a foothold ... University of Pennsylvania religion professor Anthea Butler argued that racism has had a foothold in white evangelical religion from slavery to current day. This virtual program was hosted by Politics and Prose Bookstore in Washington, DC.
3:03 AM EDTApprox. 57 min.After Words Lisa Genova, "Remember - The Science of Memory and the Art of Forgetting"Neuroscientist Lisa Genova discussed how our memory works. She was interviewed by author and "The ... Neuroscientist Lisa Genova discussed how our memory works. She was interviewed by author and "The Forgetting" podcast co-host David Shenk 4:00 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 4 min.Ross Douthat, "The Decadent Society"New York Times columnist Ross Douthat, who argues in his book "The Decadent Society" that the ... New York Times columnist Ross Douthat, who argues in his book "The Decadent Society" that the United States is in a state of malaise, talked about how the coronavirus pandemic has affected his outlook. This virtual event was hosted by the Manhattan Institute. 5:04 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 1 min.Anthea Butler, "White Evangelical Racism"University of Pennsylvania religion professor Anthea Butler argued that racism has had a foothold ... University of Pennsylvania religion professor Anthea Butler argued that racism has had a foothold in white evangelical religion from slavery to current day. This virtual program was hosted by Politics and Prose Bookstore in Washington, DC.
6:05 AM 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. 7:05 AM EDTApprox. 54 min.Deborah Willis, "The Black Civil War Soldier"New York University photography professor Deborah Willis looked at the lives of Black Civil War ... New York University photography professor Deborah Willis looked at the lives of Black Civil War soldiers through a collection of portraits. This was a virtual event hosted by the Free Library of Philadelphia.