American History/BookTV Schedule

Week of September 22 through September 29

All times and durations are subject to change

Saturday, September 24
8:00 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 1 min.Republican Contract with America RallyRepublican members of Congress held a campaign rally promoting a policy agenda called "A Contract ... Republican members of Congress held a campaign rally promoting a policy agenda called "A Contract with America." More than 300 Republican candidates and challengers attended the rally. Featured speakers were Representative Robert Michel, R- Illinois, Republican Leader, Representative Henry Hyde, R- Illinois, Representative Richard Army, R- Texas, Representative Bill Paxton, R-New York, and Representative Newt Gingrich, R-Georgia and Republican Whip. 9:01 AM EDTApprox. 2 hr. 58 min.LIVE The American Revolution's Global ImpactScholars and authors explore how the American Revolution transformed governments and impacted ... Scholars and authors explore how the American Revolution transformed governments and impacted countries around the world. The Emerging Revolutionary War organization sponsored this event at The Lyceum in Alexandria, Virginia. 11:59 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 16 min.Friederike Baer, "Hessians"Penn State Abington professor Friederike Baer talked about German mercenary soldiers employed by ... Penn State Abington professor Friederike Baer talked about German mercenary soldiers employed by the British during the American Revolution, known as Hessians. The Museum of the American Revolution in Philadelphia hosted this program.
1:15 PM EDTApprox. 12 min.American Artifacts Colonial Williamsburg - Dissolving the House of BurgessesWatch a street scene where Colonial Williamsburg interpreters portray, May 26, 1774, the day ... Watch a street scene where Colonial Williamsburg interpreters portray, May 26, 1774, the day Governor Dunmore dissolved the Virginia House of Burgesses. 1:27 PM EDTApprox. 2 hr. 33 min.LIVE The American Revolution's Global ImpactScholars and authors explore how the American Revolution transformed governments and impacted ... Scholars and authors explore how the American Revolution transformed governments and impacted countries around the world. The Emerging Revolutionary War organization sponsored this event at The Lyceum in Alexandria, Virginia. 4:00 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 15 min.The Civil War Civil War Documents at the National ArchivesTrevor Plante, textual records director at the National Archives, talked about the institution's ... Trevor Plante, textual records director at the National Archives, talked about the institution's wide variety of Civil War letters, medical records, pension files and other documents. This program was part of Gettysburg College's annual Civil War Institute conference.
5:15 PM EDTApprox. 55 min.Women & Miltary DoctrineArmy Lt. Col. Nikki Dean explored the contributions that women have made to the theory of warfare ... Army Lt. Col. Nikki Dean explored the contributions that women have made to the theory of warfare throughout military history. This event took place at the National World War I Museum & Memorial in Kansas City, Mo. 6:10 PM EDTApprox. 55 min.David Adams Cleveland, "Gods of Deception"Novelist David Adams Cleveland explored the 1950 "trial of the century" of Alger Hiss, who was ... Novelist David Adams Cleveland explored the 1950 "trial of the century" of Alger Hiss, who was accused of spying for the Soviet Union when he served in the State Department. This event took place at St. Andrew's Episcopal Church in Edgartown, Massachusetts. 7:05 PM EDTApprox. 55 min.Tomiko Brown-Nagin, "Civil Rights Queen"Tomiko Brown-Nagin talked about her book, "Civil Rights Queen: Constance Baker Motley and the ... Tomiko Brown-Nagin talked about her book, "Civil Rights Queen: Constance Baker Motley and the Struggle for Equality." Ms. Motley was a pioneering civil rights attorney, and the first African American woman to be a federal district court judge and New York state senator. The Law Library of Congress hosted this virtual event.
8:00 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr.Republican Contract with America RallyRepublican members of Congress held a campaign rally promoting a policy agenda called "A Contract ... Republican members of Congress held a campaign rally promoting a policy agenda called "A Contract with America." More than 300 Republican candidates and challengers attended the rally. Featured speakers were Representative Robert Michel, R- Illinois, Republican Leader, Representative Henry Hyde, R- Illinois, Representative Richard Army, R- Texas, Representative Bill Paxton, R-New York, and Representative Newt Gingrich, R-Georgia and Republican Whip. 9:00 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr.French Army During the American RevolutionProvidence College Professor Norman Desmarais examined popular assumptions about the French Army ... Providence College Professor Norman Desmarais examined popular assumptions about the French Army during the Revolutionary War. The Emerging Revolutionary War organization sponsored this event at The Lyceum in Alexandria, Virginia. 10:00 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr.American Revolution's Impact in Britain and RussiaJournal of the American Revolution author Eric Sterner discussed the impact of the Revolutionary ... Journal of the American Revolution author Eric Sterner discussed the impact of the Revolutionary War in Britain and Russia. The Emerging Revolutionary War organization sponsored this event at The Lyceum in Alexandria, Virginia.
11:00 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr.17th Century England & the Coming of the American RevolutionJamestown-Yorktown Foundation Curator Katherine Egner Gruber discussed how English history in the ... Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation Curator Katherine Egner Gruber discussed how English history in the 17th century influenced the American colonies in the lead up to the American Revolution. The Emerging Revolutionary War organization sponsored this event at The Lyceum in Alexandria, Virginia.
Sunday, September 25
12:00 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 15 min.Friederike Baer, "Hessians"Penn State Abington professor Friederike Baer talked about German mercenary soldiers employed by ... Penn State Abington professor Friederike Baer talked about German mercenary soldiers employed by the British during the American Revolution, known as Hessians. The Museum of the American Revolution in Philadelphia hosted this program. 1:15 AM EDTApprox. 15 min.American Artifacts Colonial Williamsburg - Dissolving the House of BurgessesWatch a street scene where Colonial Williamsburg interpreters portray, May 26, 1774, the day ... Watch a street scene where Colonial Williamsburg interpreters portray, May 26, 1774, the day Governor Dunmore dissolved the Virginia House of Burgesses. 1:30 AM EDTApprox. 58 min.George Mason's Declaration of Rights & the American RevolutionScott Stroh, the executive director of George Mason's Gunston Hall, discussed how the Founding ... Scott Stroh, the executive director of George Mason's Gunston Hall, discussed how the Founding Father's Declaration of Rights influenced the Declaration of Independence and other revolutionary documents. The Emerging Revolutionary War organization sponsored this event at The Lyceum in Alexandria, Virginia.
2:28 AM EDTApprox. 54 min.After Independence - John Adams and the Quest for NeutralityAuthor Lindsay Chervinsky discussed the presidency of John Adams and the United States' efforts to ... Author Lindsay Chervinsky discussed the presidency of John Adams and the United States' efforts to maintain its neutrality in the years after the Revolutionary War. The Emerging Revolutionary War organization sponsored this event at The Lyceum in Alexandria, Virginia. 3:22 AM EDTApprox. 39 min.The American Revolution's Global ImpactScholars and authors explored how the American Revolution transformed governments and impacted ... Scholars and authors explored how the American Revolution transformed governments and impacted countries around the world. The Emerging Revolutionary War organization sponsored this event at The Lyceum in Alexandria, Virginia. 4:01 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 14 min.The Civil War Civil War Documents at the National ArchivesTrevor Plante, textual records director at the National Archives, talked about the institution's ... Trevor Plante, textual records director at the National Archives, talked about the institution's wide variety of Civil War letters, medical records, pension files and other documents. This program was part of Gettysburg College's annual Civil War Institute conference.
5:15 AM EDTApprox. 55 min.Women & Miltary DoctrineArmy Lt. Col. Nikki Dean explored the contributions that women have made to the theory of warfare ... Army Lt. Col. Nikki Dean explored the contributions that women have made to the theory of warfare throughout military history. This event took place at the National World War I Museum & Memorial in Kansas City, Mo. 6:10 AM EDTApprox. 55 min.David Adams Cleveland, "Gods of Deception"Novelist David Adams Cleveland explored the 1950 "trial of the century" of Alger Hiss, who was ... Novelist David Adams Cleveland explored the 1950 "trial of the century" of Alger Hiss, who was accused of spying for the Soviet Union when he served in the State Department. This event took place at St. Andrew's Episcopal Church in Edgartown, Massachusetts. 7:05 AM EDTApprox. 54 min.Tomiko Brown-Nagin, "Civil Rights Queen"Tomiko Brown-Nagin talked about her book, "Civil Rights Queen: Constance Baker Motley and the ... Tomiko Brown-Nagin talked about her book, "Civil Rights Queen: Constance Baker Motley and the Struggle for Equality." Ms. Motley was a pioneering civil rights attorney, and the first African American woman to be a federal district court judge and New York state senator. The Law Library of Congress hosted this virtual event.
7:59 AM EDTApprox. 20 min.Rainer Zitelmann, "The Power of Capitalism"Rainer Zitelmann, former senior editor at Die Welt newspaper in Germany, argued that free-market ... Rainer Zitelmann, former senior editor at Die Welt newspaper in Germany, argued that free-market capitalism is still the best hope to further the well-being of humanity. This interview was conducted at FreedomFest, an annual libertarian conference held this year in Las Vegas. 8:19 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 6 min.Mark Leibovich, "Thank You for Your Servitude - Donald Trump's Washington and the Price of Submission"Journalist Mark Leibovich looked at Donald Trump's presidency and its effect on the Republican ... Journalist Mark Leibovich looked at Donald Trump's presidency and its effect on the Republican party. Politics and Prose Bookstore in Washington, D.C., hosted this program. 9:25 AM EDTApprox. 20 min.George Gilder, "Life After Capitalism"George Gilder argued that a lack of creativity and faith in the future is threatening to bring an ... George Gilder argued that a lack of creativity and faith in the future is threatening to bring an end to the global capitalist system. This interview was conducted at FreedomFest, an annual libertarian conference held this year in Las Vegas.
9:45 AM EDTApprox. 14 min.Stephen Kent, "How the Force Can Fix the World"Stephen Kent, creator of "Beltway Banthas," a Star Wars podcast, talked about the social, ... Stephen Kent, creator of "Beltway Banthas," a Star Wars podcast, talked about the social, economic, & political lessons from the Star Wars movies. This interview was conducted at FreedomFest, an annual libertarian conference held this year in Las Vegas. 9:59 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 1 min.After Words Sen. Patrick Leahy D-VT, "The Road Taken"Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT) reflected on his nearly 50 years in the U.S. Senate and some of the ... Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT) reflected on his nearly 50 years in the U.S. Senate and some of the legislation he's worked on. He's interviewed by USA Today Bureau Chief Susan Page. 11:00 AM EDTApprox. 20 min.Rainer Zitelmann, "The Power of Capitalism"Rainer Zitelmann, former senior editor at Die Welt newspaper in Germany, argued that free-market ... Rainer Zitelmann, former senior editor at Die Welt newspaper in Germany, argued that free-market capitalism is still the best hope to further the well-being of humanity. This interview was conducted at FreedomFest, an annual libertarian conference held this year in Las Vegas.
11:20 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 5 min.Mark Leibovich, "Thank You for Your Servitude - Donald Trump's Washington and the Price of Submission"Journalist Mark Leibovich looked at Donald Trump's presidency and its effect on the Republican ... Journalist Mark Leibovich looked at Donald Trump's presidency and its effect on the Republican party. Politics and Prose Bookstore in Washington, D.C., hosted this program. 12:25 PM EDTApprox. 20 min.George Gilder, "Life After Capitalism"George Gilder argued that a lack of creativity and faith in the future is threatening to bring an ... George Gilder argued that a lack of creativity and faith in the future is threatening to bring an end to the global capitalist system. This interview was conducted at FreedomFest, an annual libertarian conference held this year in Las Vegas. 12:45 PM EDTApprox. 15 min.Stephen Kent, "How the Force Can Fix the World"Stephen Kent, creator of "Beltway Banthas," a Star Wars podcast, talked about the social, ... Stephen Kent, creator of "Beltway Banthas," a Star Wars podcast, talked about the social, economic, & political lessons from the Star Wars movies. This interview was conducted at FreedomFest, an annual libertarian conference held this year in Las Vegas.
1:00 PM EDTApprox. 59 min.After Words Sen. Patrick Leahy D-VT, "The Road Taken"Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT) reflected on his nearly 50 years in the U.S. Senate and some of the ... Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT) reflected on his nearly 50 years in the U.S. Senate and some of the legislation he's worked on. He's interviewed by USA Today Bureau Chief Susan Page. 1:59 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 1 min.Author Discussion on the Civil Rights MovementAuthors David Dennis, David Dennis Jr. and Leslie-Burl McLemore spoke about the civil rights ... Authors David Dennis, David Dennis Jr. and Leslie-Burl McLemore spoke about the civil rights movement. 3:00 PM EDTApprox. 59 min.Author Discussion on Reshaping Public DiscourseAuthors Imani Perry, Eddie Glaude and James Kirchick spoke about how to reshape public discourse. Authors Imani Perry, Eddie Glaude and James Kirchick spoke about how to reshape public discourse.
3:59 PM EDTApprox. 56 min.Author Discussion on World War II Aviation WarfareAuthors Tom Clavin, James Scott and Kevin Maurer looked at World War II aviation warfare. Authors Tom Clavin, James Scott and Kevin Maurer looked at World War II aviation warfare. 4:55 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 2 min.Author Discussion on American HistoryAuthors Jeff Guinn, Brian Castner and Rinker Buck reflected on aspects of American history ... Authors Jeff Guinn, Brian Castner and Rinker Buck reflected on aspects of American history including the southern border war, the Klondike Gold Rush and life on the Mississippi River. 5:57 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 3 min.Author Discussion on Naval HistoryAuthors Eric Jay Dolin, Ben Raines and Tom Clavin spoke about American naval history. Authors Eric Jay Dolin, Ben Raines and Tom Clavin spoke about American naval history.
7:00 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr.Author Discussion on the State of Political JournalismAuthors Jonathan Martin, Stephen Hayes and David Drucker offered their thoughts on the state of ... Authors Jonathan Martin, Stephen Hayes and David Drucker offered their thoughts on the state of political journalism in America. 8:00 PM EDTApprox. 20 min.Rainer Zitelmann, "The Power of Capitalism"Rainer Zitelmann, former senior editor at Die Welt newspaper in Germany, argued that free-market ... Rainer Zitelmann, former senior editor at Die Welt newspaper in Germany, argued that free-market capitalism is still the best hope to further the well-being of humanity. This interview was conducted at FreedomFest, an annual libertarian conference held this year in Las Vegas. 8:20 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 5 min.Mark Leibovich, "Thank You for Your Servitude - Donald Trump's Washington and the Price of Submission"Journalist Mark Leibovich looked at Donald Trump's presidency and its effect on the Republican ... Journalist Mark Leibovich looked at Donald Trump's presidency and its effect on the Republican party. Politics and Prose Bookstore in Washington, D.C., hosted this program.
9:25 PM EDTApprox. 20 min.George Gilder, "Life After Capitalism"George Gilder argued that a lack of creativity and faith in the future is threatening to bring an ... George Gilder argued that a lack of creativity and faith in the future is threatening to bring an end to the global capitalist system. This interview was conducted at FreedomFest, an annual libertarian conference held this year in Las Vegas. 9:45 PM EDTApprox. 15 min.Stephen Kent, "How the Force Can Fix the World"Stephen Kent, creator of "Beltway Banthas," a Star Wars podcast, talked about the social, ... Stephen Kent, creator of "Beltway Banthas," a Star Wars podcast, talked about the social, economic, & political lessons from the Star Wars movies. This interview was conducted at FreedomFest, an annual libertarian conference held this year in Las Vegas. 10:00 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr.After Words Sen. Patrick Leahy D-VT, "The Road Taken"Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT) reflected on his nearly 50 years in the U.S. Senate and some of the ... Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT) reflected on his nearly 50 years in the U.S. Senate and some of the legislation he's worked on. He's interviewed by USA Today Bureau Chief Susan Page.
11:00 PM EDTApprox. 20 min.Rainer Zitelmann, "The Power of Capitalism"Rainer Zitelmann, former senior editor at Die Welt newspaper in Germany, argued that free-market ... Rainer Zitelmann, former senior editor at Die Welt newspaper in Germany, argued that free-market capitalism is still the best hope to further the well-being of humanity. This interview was conducted at FreedomFest, an annual libertarian conference held this year in Las Vegas. 11:20 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 5 min.Mark Leibovich, "Thank You for Your Servitude - Donald Trump's Washington and the Price of Submission"Journalist Mark Leibovich looked at Donald Trump's presidency and its effect on the Republican ... Journalist Mark Leibovich looked at Donald Trump's presidency and its effect on the Republican party. Politics and Prose Bookstore in Washington, D.C., hosted this program.
Monday, September 26
12:25 AM EDTApprox. 20 min.George Gilder, "Life After Capitalism"George Gilder argued that a lack of creativity and faith in the future is threatening to bring an ... George Gilder argued that a lack of creativity and faith in the future is threatening to bring an end to the global capitalist system. This interview was conducted at FreedomFest, an annual libertarian conference held this year in Las Vegas. 12:45 AM EDTApprox. 15 min.Stephen Kent, "How the Force Can Fix the World"Stephen Kent, creator of "Beltway Banthas," a Star Wars podcast, talked about the social, ... Stephen Kent, creator of "Beltway Banthas," a Star Wars podcast, talked about the social, economic, & political lessons from the Star Wars movies. This interview was conducted at FreedomFest, an annual libertarian conference held this year in Las Vegas. 1:00 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr.After Words Sen. Patrick Leahy D-VT, "The Road Taken"Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT) reflected on his nearly 50 years in the U.S. Senate and some of the ... Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT) reflected on his nearly 50 years in the U.S. Senate and some of the legislation he's worked on. He's interviewed by USA Today Bureau Chief Susan Page.
2:00 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr.Author Discussion on the Civil Rights MovementAuthors David Dennis, David Dennis Jr. and Leslie-Burl McLemore spoke about the civil rights ... Authors David Dennis, David Dennis Jr. and Leslie-Burl McLemore spoke about the civil rights movement. 3:00 AM EDTApprox. 59 min.Author Discussion on Reshaping Public DiscourseAuthors Imani Perry, Eddie Glaude and James Kirchick spoke about how to reshape public discourse. Authors Imani Perry, Eddie Glaude and James Kirchick spoke about how to reshape public discourse. 3:59 AM EDTApprox. 57 min.Author Discussion on World War II Aviation WarfareAuthors Tom Clavin, James Scott and Kevin Maurer looked at World War II aviation warfare. Authors Tom Clavin, James Scott and Kevin Maurer looked at World War II aviation warfare.
4:56 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 1 min.Author Discussion on American HistoryAuthors Jeff Guinn, Brian Castner and Rinker Buck reflected on aspects of American history ... Authors Jeff Guinn, Brian Castner and Rinker Buck reflected on aspects of American history including the southern border war, the Klondike Gold Rush and life on the Mississippi River. 5:57 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 4 min.Author Discussion on Naval HistoryAuthors Eric Jay Dolin, Ben Raines and Tom Clavin spoke about American naval history. Authors Eric Jay Dolin, Ben Raines and Tom Clavin spoke about American naval history. 7:01 AM EDTApprox. 59 min.Author Discussion on the State of Political JournalismAuthors Jonathan Martin, Stephen Hayes and David Drucker offered their thoughts on the state of ... Authors Jonathan Martin, Stephen Hayes and David Drucker offered their thoughts on the state of political journalism in America.