American History/BookTV Schedule

Week of August 6 through August 13

All times and durations are subject to change

Saturday, August 6
8:00 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 15 min.Lectures in History Chemical Weapons in Korea and VietnamBoise State University professor Lisa Brady talked about how chemical agents were used during the ... Boise State University professor Lisa Brady talked about how chemical agents were used during the Korean and Vietnam wars to destroy the landscape and infrastructure. She argued that during this time the U.S. military began to see foreign landscapes as an enemy rather than an obstacle. She described the reasons for various defoliation missions as well as the long-term damage to both the environment and the locals. 9:15 AM EDTApprox. 15 min.Reel America "Battle for Paris" August 1944 United NewsreelU.S. Office of War Information newsreel uses film shot by French resistance fighters to tell the ... U.S. Office of War Information newsreel uses film shot by French resistance fighters to tell the story of the August 25, 1944 liberation of Paris during World War II. 9:30 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 30 min.Bob Calhoun, "The Murders That Made Us"Author Bob Calhoun looked at 170 years of San Francisco's history through the crimes that marked ... Author Bob Calhoun looked at 170 years of San Francisco's history through the crimes that marked each era. The California Historical Society hosted this virtual event.
11:00 AM EDTApprox. 59 min.Adam Sowards, "Making America's Public Lands"Environmental historian Adam Sowards looked at the contested history of America's public lands, ... Environmental historian Adam Sowards looked at the contested history of America's public lands, and the often opposing ideas about how they are best used and preserved. He explained how public lands have helped shape the nation's politics and economy, and how they've been used by interested groups from Western ranchers to wilderness activists. 11:59 AM EDTApprox. 27 hr. 44 min.LIVE U.S. Senate The Senate debates the Democrats' bill on tax policy, health care, and climate change. The Senate debates the Democrats' bill on tax policy, health care, and climate change.
Sunday, August 7
3:43 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 57 min.In Depth Larry ElderAuthor, talk show host, and columnist Larry Elder joined Book TV to talk and take calls about ... Author, talk show host, and columnist Larry Elder joined Book TV to talk and take calls about political correctness, the Left, and racial politics in the United States. He is the author "Ten Things You Can't Say in America" and other books. 5:40 PM EDTApprox. 35 min.Lisa Forbes, "I Can Take It from Here - A Memoir of Trauma, Prison, and Self-Empowerment"Lisa Forbes detailed her journey from incarceration to creating a program that helps former ... Lisa Forbes detailed her journey from incarceration to creating a program that helps former inmates navigate re-entry into society. Book Bar in Denver, Colorado, hosted this event. 6:15 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 15 min.Chris Hedges, "Our Class"Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Chris Hedges reflected on his time teaching at the East Jersey ... Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Chris Hedges reflected on his time teaching at the East Jersey State Prison as part of Rutgers University's degree program. Labyrinth Books in Princeton, New Jersey, hosted this event.
7:30 PM EDTApprox. 30 min.Reginald Dwayne Betts on Prison LibrariesPublishing industry news, insider interviews, and a look at current non-fiction books featured on ... Publishing industry news, insider interviews, and a look at current non-fiction books featured on C-SPAN's Book TV. In this episode we talked to Reginald Dwayne Betts, founder of Freedom Reads, an organization that provides books to incarcerated people. 8:00 PM EDTApprox. 45 min.Betsy DeVos, "Hostages No More"Former Education Secretary Betsy DeVos talked about her time in the Trump administration and ... Former Education Secretary Betsy DeVos talked about her time in the Trump administration and offered her thoughts on education reform. This event was hosted by Manhattan Institute and National Review Institute in New York City. 8:45 PM EDTApprox. 15 min.Michael Pack, "Created Equal - Clarence Thomas in His Own Words"Filmmaker Michael Pack, who served as CEO of the U.S. Agency for Global Media under President ... Filmmaker Michael Pack, who served as CEO of the U.S. Agency for Global Media under President Donald Trump, talked about his book "Created Equal," about the life and career of Justice Clarence Thomas. The book is based on dozens of hours of interviews with Justice Thomas and his wife, Ginni. This interview was conducted at FreedomFest, an annual libertarian conference held this year in Las Vegas.
9:00 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr.Dorothy Roberts, "Torn Apart"Universityof Pennsylvania law and sociology professor Dorothy Roberts offered her thoughts on why ... Universityof Pennsylvania law and sociology professor Dorothy Roberts offered her thoughts on why the child welfare system in the U.S. should be abolished. The Free Library of Philadelphia hosted this event. 10:00 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr.After Words Justin Gest, "Majority, Minority"Will the U.S. face a shift in its majority minority demographics? George Mason University ... Will the U.S. face a shift in its majority minority demographics? George Mason University professor Justin Gest looked at six countries that experienced changing demographics in the past and how each responded. He was interviewed by Pew Research Center's Mark Hugo Lopez. 11:00 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr.Stuart Mackintosh, "Climate Crisis Economics"Stuart Mackintosh, executive director of Group of Thirty, discussed the economics of climate ... Stuart Mackintosh, executive director of Group of Thirty, discussed the economics of climate change policy. This virtual event was provided by the Foreign Policy Association in New York City.
Monday, August 8
12:00 AM EDTApprox. 2 hr.In Depth Larry ElderAuthor, talk show host, and columnist Larry Elder joined Book TV to talk and take calls about ... Author, talk show host, and columnist Larry Elder joined Book TV to talk and take calls about political correctness, the Left, and racial politics in the United States. He is the author "Ten Things You Can't Say in America" and other books. 2:00 AM EDTApprox. 2 hr.In Depth Larry ElderAuthor, talk show host, and columnist Larry Elder joined Book TV to talk and take calls about ... Author, talk show host, and columnist Larry Elder joined Book TV to talk and take calls about political correctness, the Left, and racial politics in the United States. He is the author "Ten Things You Can't Say in America" and other books. 4:00 AM EDTApprox. 40 min.Glenn Greenwald, "Securing Democracy"Journalist Glenn Greenwald discussed his latest book, "Securing Democracy," about press freedom in ... Journalist Glenn Greenwald discussed his latest book, "Securing Democracy," about press freedom in Brazil under President Jair Bolsonaro. Mr. Greenwald has lived in Brazil since 2005. He also talked about former Brazilian president Lula, Julian Assange, and liberal media outlets in the United States. This interview was conducted at FreedomFest, an annual libertarian conference held this year in Las Vegas.
4:40 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 10 min.Dan Pfeiffer, "Battling the Big Lie"Former Obama administration Communications Director Dan Pfeiffer offered his thoughts on how the ... Former Obama administration Communications Director Dan Pfeiffer offered his thoughts on how the Left can fight political disinformation. Midtown Scholar Bookstore in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, hosted this event. 5:50 AM EDTApprox. 35 min.Lisa Forbes, "I Can Take It from Here - A Memoir of Trauma, Prison, and Self-Empowerment"Lisa Forbes detailed her journey from incarceration to creating a program that helps former ... Lisa Forbes detailed her journey from incarceration to creating a program that helps former inmates navigate re-entry into society. Book Bar in Denver, Colorado, hosted this event. 6:25 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 5 min.Chris Hedges, "Our Class"Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Chris Hedges reflected on his time teaching at the East Jersey ... Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Chris Hedges reflected on his time teaching at the East Jersey State Prison as part of Rutgers University's degree program. Labyrinth Books in Princeton, New Jersey, hosted this event.
7:30 AM EDTApprox. 30 min.Reginald Dwayne Betts on Prison LibrariesPublishing industry news, insider interviews, and a look at current non-fiction books featured on ... Publishing industry news, insider interviews, and a look at current non-fiction books featured on C-SPAN's Book TV. In this episode we talked to Reginald Dwayne Betts, founder of Freedom Reads, an organization that provides books to incarcerated people.