Book TV Schedule

Week of June 11 through June 18

All times and durations are subject to change

Saturday, June 12
8:01 AM EDTApprox. 59 min.Fatima Shaik, "Economy Hall"Author Fatima Shaik provided a history of Economy Hall in New Orleans, which played a vital role ... Author Fatima Shaik provided a history of Economy Hall in New Orleans, which played a vital role in the social and political lives of the city's Black residents in the 19th and 20th century. This was a virtual event hosted by the Brooklyn Public Library in New York City. 9:00 AM EDTApprox. 2 hr.In Depth Max HastingsMilitary historian, author, and former editor-in-chief of the Daily Telegraph (UK), Max Hastings, ... Military historian, author, and former editor-in-chief of the Daily Telegraph (UK), Max Hastings, discussed his more than two dozen books on wars going back to World War I. Mr. Hastings is the author of "Catastrophe 1914," "Overlord: D-Day and the Battle for Normandy," and the forthcoming "Operation Pedestal," about one of the fiercest battles of World War II. 11:00 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 30 min.Women War CorrespondentsAuthors Elizabeth Becker ("You Don't Belong Here") and Jessica Donati ("Eagle Down") were joined ... Authors Elizabeth Becker ("You Don't Belong Here") and Jessica Donati ("Eagle Down") were joined in conversation by NPR correspondents Sylvia Poggioli and Deborah Amos to discuss their respective experiences reporting from war zones. This was a virtual event hosted by the Journalism Program at Georgetown University.
12:30 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr.Robert Tombs, "This Sovereign Isle"England has long been autonomous from continental Europe. Robert Tombs, professor emeritus at the ... England has long been autonomous from continental Europe. Robert Tombs, professor emeritus at the University of Cambridge, talked about the history of England's relationship with the rest of Europe. This virtual event was hosted by the American Enterprise Institute in Washington, DC. 1:30 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 15 min.Barry Meier, "Spooked - The Trump Dossier, Black Cube, and the Rise of Private Spies"Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative reporter Barry Meier reports on the growing business of ... Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative reporter Barry Meier reports on the growing business of espionage by operatives-for-hire that are paid for by political parties, businesses, and other entities. This virtual program was hosted by the Montclair Public Library in New Jersey. 2:45 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 4 min.Glenn Simpson, "Crime in Progress"Fusion GPS co-founder Glenn Simpson discussed their investigation into President Trump and the ... Fusion GPS co-founder Glenn Simpson discussed their investigation into President Trump and the creation of the Steele dossier.
3:49 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 11 min.Author Discussion on Women in World War IIErika Robuck, author of "The Invisible Woman," and Stephanie Dray, author of "The Women of Chateau ... Erika Robuck, author of "The Invisible Woman," and Stephanie Dray, author of "The Women of Chateau Lafayette," discussed the role of women in World War II. This event is from the virtual Gaithersburg Book Festival. 5:00 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr.Chuck Robb, "In the Arena"Former Virginia Governor and Democratic Senator Chuck Robb reflected on his life and political ... Former Virginia Governor and Democratic Senator Chuck Robb reflected on his life and political career. This virtual event was hosted by the University of Virginia's Miller Center. 6:00 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr.Ken Starr, "Religious Liberty in Crisis"Former United States Solicitor General and Clinton impeachment special counsel Judge Kenneth Starr ... Former United States Solicitor General and Clinton impeachment special counsel Judge Kenneth Starr argued that religious liberties are under attack. This virtual event was hosted by the Museum of the Bible and the Religious Freedom Institute.
7:00 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr.Carol Leonnig, "Zero Fail - The Rise and Fall of the Secret Service"Washington Post investigative reporter Carol Leonnig provides a history of the Secret Service and ... Washington Post investigative reporter Carol Leonnig provides a history of the Secret Service and reports that it's in need of reorganization. This virtual program was hosted by the Lyndon B. Johnson Presidential Library in Austin, Texas. 8:00 PM EDTApprox. 48 min.Sebastian Junger, "Freedom"Journalist Sebastian Junger recounted his 400-mile walk along the railroads from Washington to ... Journalist Sebastian Junger recounted his 400-mile walk along the railroads from Washington to Philadelphia as he reflected on the concepts of freedom, independence, and community. This virtual program was hosted by Parnassus Bookstore in Nashville. 8:48 PM EDTApprox. 12 min.What Are You Reading with Rep. Jeff Fortenberry R-NE
9:00 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr.John Grisham on Wrongful ConvictionsBestselling author John Grisham discussed his work with the Innocence Project as well as some of ... Bestselling author John Grisham discussed his work with the Innocence Project as well as some of his writings on the subject of wrongful convictions. This virtual program was hosted by the Center for American and International Law in Plano, Texas. 10:00 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr.After Words Bill Bratton, "The Profession - A Memoir of Community, Race, and the Arc of Policing in America"Former NYPD commissioner Bill Bratton discussed his leadership in law enforcement over three ... Former NYPD commissioner Bill Bratton discussed his leadership in law enforcement over three decades & offered his thoughts on policing in America today. He was interviewed by Charles Ramsey, former Philadelphia police commissioner & Metropolitan DC Police chief. 11:00 PM EDTApprox. 49 min.Sebastian Junger, "Freedom"Journalist Sebastian Junger recounted his 400-mile walk along the railroads from Washington to ... Journalist Sebastian Junger recounted his 400-mile walk along the railroads from Washington to Philadelphia as he reflected on the concepts of freedom, independence, and community. This virtual program was hosted by Parnassus Bookstore in Nashville.
11:49 PM EDTApprox. 11 min.What Are You Reading with Rep. Jeff Fortenberry R-NE
Sunday, June 13
12:00 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 1 min.John Grisham on Wrongful ConvictionsBestselling author John Grisham discussed his work with the Innocence Project as well as some of ... Bestselling author John Grisham discussed his work with the Innocence Project as well as some of his writings on the subject of wrongful convictions. This virtual program was hosted by the Center for American and International Law in Plano, Texas. 1:01 AM EDTApprox. 59 min.After Words Bill Bratton, "The Profession - A Memoir of Community, Race, and the Arc of Policing in America"Former NYPD commissioner Bill Bratton discussed his leadership in law enforcement over three ... Former NYPD commissioner Bill Bratton discussed his leadership in law enforcement over three decades & offered his thoughts on policing in America today. He was interviewed by Charles Ramsey, former Philadelphia police commissioner & Metropolitan DC Police chief. 2:00 AM EDTApprox. 55 min.Deborah Westphal, "Convergence"Deborah Westphal examined innovation in business leadership. This was a virtual event hosted by ... Deborah Westphal examined innovation in business leadership. This was a virtual event hosted by Madison Street Books in Chicago.
2:55 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 1 min.Niall Ferguson, "Doom"Author and Hoover Institution senior fellow Niall Ferguson argued that the U.S. is getting worse ... Author and Hoover Institution senior fellow Niall Ferguson argued that the U.S. is getting worse at managing disasters. This virtual event was hosted by Live Talks Los Angeles. 3:56 AM EDTApprox. 4 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. 4:00 AM EDTApprox. 55 min.Author Discussion on George WashingtonDavid O. Stewart, author of "George Washington," and Robert Watson, author of "George Washington's ... David O. Stewart, author of "George Washington," and Robert Watson, author of "George Washington's Final Battle," discussed the first President's life. This event is from the virtual Gaithersburg Book Festival.
4:55 AM 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. 6:00 AM EDTApprox. 46 min.James Tooley, "Really Good Schools"Do privately-run schools elevate educational standards? James Tooley, vice-chancellor and ... Do privately-run schools elevate educational standards? James Tooley, vice-chancellor and president at the University of Buckingham in England, argued that many private schools in poor countries are setting an example that other countries can learn from. This virtual event was hosted by the Independent Institute in California. 6:46 AM EDTApprox. 54 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.
7:40 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 5 min.Danielle Dreilinger, "The Secret History of Home Economics"Journalist Danielle Dreilinger provided a history of home economics and how it led many young ... Journalist Danielle Dreilinger provided a history of home economics and how it led many young women to jobs in the fields of health, science, and economics. This was a virtual event hosted by Porter Square Books in Cambridge, Massachusetts. 8:45 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr.Andrew Steele, "Ageless"Biologist Andrew Steele wrote that aging is the world's leading cause of death and suffering and ... Biologist Andrew Steele wrote that aging is the world's leading cause of death and suffering and looked at the ways scientists are working to slow down the aging process in humans. This virtual event was hosted by Harvard Book Store in Cambridge, Massachusetts. 9:45 AM EDTApprox. 55 min.Michio Kaku, "The God Equation"Theoretical physicist Michio Kaku discussed his book, "The God Equation," about the creation of ... Theoretical physicist Michio Kaku discussed his book, "The God Equation," about the creation of the universe. This event is from the virtual Gaithersburg Book Festival.
10:40 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 20 min.Timothy Frye, "Weak Strongman"Columbia University political science professor Timothy Frye looked at the limits of Vladimir ... Columbia University political science professor Timothy Frye looked at the limits of Vladimir Putin's power in Russia. This event was hosted by Columbia University's Institute for Social and Economic Research Policy. 12:00 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 1 min.After Words Jane Harman, "Insanity Defense"Former Democratic California Congresswoman and Wilson Center president emerita Jane Harman argued ... Former Democratic California Congresswoman and Wilson Center president emerita Jane Harman argued that past administrations have failed to confront some of the most challenging national security issues and offered some recommendations to make the U.S. safer in the future. She was interviewed by Janet Napolitano, former Homeland Security Secretary during the Obama Administration. 1:01 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 1 min.Heather Dichter, "Soccer Diplomacy"Heather Dichter argued that soccer has played a significant role in foreign relations since 1914. ... Heather Dichter argued that soccer has played a significant role in foreign relations since 1914. She is an associate professor of sports history at De Montfort University in England. This virtual event was hosted by the American Enterprise Institute in Washington, DC.
2:02 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 8 min.Nina Burleigh, "Virus"Author Nina Burleigh analyzed the United States government's handling of the COVID-19 pandemic. ... Author Nina Burleigh analyzed the United States government's handling of the COVID-19 pandemic. This virtual event was hosted by the Center for Inquiry in Amherst, New York. 3:10 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 5 min.Akhil Reed Amar, "The Words That Made Us"Yale University law and political science professor Akhil Reed Amar recounted the biggest ... Yale University law and political science professor Akhil Reed Amar recounted the biggest questions and concerns that American citizens had regarding the Constitution after it was ratified. This was a virtual event hosted by the New York Historical Society. 4:15 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr.Stephen Browne, "The First Inauguration"Penn State University professor Stephen Browne recounted the presidential inauguration of George ... Penn State University professor Stephen Browne recounted the presidential inauguration of George Washington that took place in Manhattan on April 30, 1789. This was a virtual event hosted by George Washington's Mount Vernon.
5:15 PM EDTApprox. 47 min.James Tooley, "Really Good Schools"Do privately-run schools elevate educational standards? James Tooley, vice-chancellor and ... Do privately-run schools elevate educational standards? James Tooley, vice-chancellor and president at the University of Buckingham in England, argued that many private schools in poor countries are setting an example that other countries can learn from. This virtual event was hosted by the Independent Institute in California. 6:02 PM EDTApprox. 54 min.Deborah Westphal, "Convergence"Deborah Westphal examined innovation in business leadership. This was a virtual event hosted by ... Deborah Westphal examined innovation in business leadership. This was a virtual event hosted by Madison Street Books in Chicago. 6:56 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 4 min.Christopher Elias, "Gossip Men"St. Olaf College history and American studies professor Christopher Elias argued that J. Edgar ... St. Olaf College history and American studies professor Christopher Elias argued that J. Edgar Hoover, Joseph McCarthy, and Roy Cohn relied on hyperbole and gossip to manipulate an American public reared on tabloids. This was a virtual event hosted by Magers & Quinn Booksellers in Minneapolis.
8:00 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 1 min.Russell Poldrack, "Hard to Break"Neuroscientist Russell Poldrack explained what happens in the human brain that makes habits hard ... Neuroscientist Russell Poldrack explained what happens in the human brain that makes habits hard to break. This virtual event was hosted by Harvard Book Store in Cambridge, Massachusetts. 9:01 PM EDTApprox. 59 min.After Words Bill Bratton, "The Profession - A Memoir of Community, Race, and the Arc of Policing in America"Former NYPD commissioner Bill Bratton discussed his leadership in law enforcement over three ... Former NYPD commissioner Bill Bratton discussed his leadership in law enforcement over three decades & offered his thoughts on policing in America today. He was interviewed by Charles Ramsey, former Philadelphia police commissioner & Metropolitan DC Police chief. 10:00 PM EDTApprox. 55 min.Elizabeth Hinton, "America on Fire"Yale University history professor Elizabeth Hinton examined the history of police violence and ... Yale University history professor Elizabeth Hinton examined the history of police violence and social unrest. This was a virtual event hosted by Haymarket Books.
10:55 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 5 min.Steven Koonin, "Unsettled"Is the science behind climate change settled? Steven Koonin, Undersecretary for Science at the ... Is the science behind climate change settled? Steven Koonin, Undersecretary for Science at the Department of Energy during the Obama administration, argued that it isn't and said that a misunderstanding of the science is leading to bad policy. This virtual event was hosted by the Manhattan Institute.
Monday, June 14
12:00 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr.After Words Bill Bratton, "The Profession - A Memoir of Community, Race, and the Arc of Policing in America"Former NYPD commissioner Bill Bratton discussed his leadership in law enforcement over three ... Former NYPD commissioner Bill Bratton discussed his leadership in law enforcement over three decades & offered his thoughts on policing in America today. He was interviewed by Charles Ramsey, former Philadelphia police commissioner & Metropolitan DC Police chief. 1:00 AM EDTApprox. 55 min.Elizabeth Hinton, "America on Fire"Yale University history professor Elizabeth Hinton examined the history of police violence and ... Yale University history professor Elizabeth Hinton examined the history of police violence and social unrest. This was a virtual event hosted by Haymarket Books. 1:55 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 5 min.Steven Koonin, "Unsettled"Is the science behind climate change settled? Steven Koonin, Undersecretary for Science at the ... Is the science behind climate change settled? Steven Koonin, Undersecretary for Science at the Department of Energy during the Obama administration, argued that it isn't and said that a misunderstanding of the science is leading to bad policy. This virtual event was hosted by the Manhattan Institute.
3:00 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr.After Words Bill Bratton, "The Profession - A Memoir of Community, Race, and the Arc of Policing in America"Former NYPD commissioner Bill Bratton discussed his leadership in law enforcement over three ... Former NYPD commissioner Bill Bratton discussed his leadership in law enforcement over three decades & offered his thoughts on policing in America today. He was interviewed by Charles Ramsey, former Philadelphia police commissioner & Metropolitan DC Police chief. 4:00 AM EDTApprox. 54 min.Elizabeth Hinton, "America on Fire"Yale University history professor Elizabeth Hinton examined the history of police violence and ... Yale University history professor Elizabeth Hinton examined the history of police violence and social unrest. This was a virtual event hosted by Haymarket Books. 4:54 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 6 min.Steven Koonin, "Unsettled"Is the science behind climate change settled? Steven Koonin, Undersecretary for Science at the ... Is the science behind climate change settled? Steven Koonin, Undersecretary for Science at the Department of Energy during the Obama administration, argued that it isn't and said that a misunderstanding of the science is leading to bad policy. This virtual event was hosted by the Manhattan Institute.
6:00 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 10 min.Nina Burleigh, "Virus"Author Nina Burleigh analyzed the United States government's handling of the COVID-19 pandemic. ... Author Nina Burleigh analyzed the United States government's handling of the COVID-19 pandemic. This virtual event was hosted by the Center for Inquiry in Amherst, New York. 7:10 AM EDTApprox. 50 min.Serhii Plokhy, "Nuclear Folly"Harvard University history professor Serhii Plokhy provided a history of the Cuban Missile Crisis. ... Harvard University history professor Serhii Plokhy provided a history of the Cuban Missile Crisis. This was a virtual event hosted by the National Archives.