American History/BookTV Schedule

Week of January 25 through February 1

All times and durations are subject to change

Saturday, January 28
8:00 AM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 25 min.Lectures in History The Cold War & the Atomic ApocalypseUniversity of Maryland professor Piotr Kosicki taught a class on the Cold War and the concept of ... University of Maryland professor Piotr Kosicki taught a class on the Cold War and the concept of the atomic apocalypse. The University of Maryland is located in College Park, Maryland. 9:25 AM ESTApprox. 4 min.Reagan Address on 1986 Space Shuttle Challenger ExplosionOn January 28th, 1986, President Reagan addressed the nation following the loss of the Space ... On January 28th, 1986, President Reagan addressed the nation following the loss of the Space Shuttle Challenger. Earlier that day, the Challenger exploded 73 seconds after liftoff, killing all seven crew members. 9:29 AM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 1 min.The Presidency Stanly Godbold, "Jimmy & Rosalynn Carter"Stanly Godbold talked about the second of his two-volume biography of Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter, ... Stanly Godbold talked about the second of his two-volume biography of Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter, chronicling their lives and work together from 1975 to 2020. The Jimmy Carter Presidential Library and Museum in Atlanta, Georgia, hosted this event.
10:30 AM ESTApprox. 30 min.U.S. House of Representatives House Reaction to 1986 Space Shuttle Challenger Disaster'On January 28th, 1986, House members expressed their sorrow over the Space Shuttle Challenger ... On January 28th, 1986, House members expressed their sorrow over the Space Shuttle Challenger explosion, which occurred earlier that day. 11:00 AM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 25 min.Lectures in History The Cold War & the Atomic ApocalypseUniversity of Maryland professor Piotr Kosicki taught a class on the Cold War and the concept of ... University of Maryland professor Piotr Kosicki taught a class on the Cold War and the concept of the atomic apocalypse. The University of Maryland is located in College Park, Maryland. 12:25 PM ESTApprox. 5 min.Reagan Address on 1986 Space Shuttle Challenger ExplosionOn January 28th, 1986, President Reagan addressed the nation following the loss of the Space ... On January 28th, 1986, President Reagan addressed the nation following the loss of the Space Shuttle Challenger. Earlier that day, the Challenger exploded 73 seconds after liftoff, killing all seven crew members.
12:30 PM ESTApprox. 1 hr.The Presidency Stanly Godbold, "Jimmy & Rosalynn Carter"Stanly Godbold talked about the second of his two-volume biography of Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter, ... Stanly Godbold talked about the second of his two-volume biography of Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter, chronicling their lives and work together from 1975 to 2020. The Jimmy Carter Presidential Library and Museum in Atlanta, Georgia, hosted this event. 1:30 PM ESTApprox. 30 min.U.S. House of Representatives House Reaction to 1986 Space Shuttle Challenger Disaster'On January 28th, 1986, House members expressed their sorrow over the Space Shuttle Challenger ... On January 28th, 1986, House members expressed their sorrow over the Space Shuttle Challenger explosion, which occurred earlier that day. 2:00 PM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 16 min.The Civil War National Museum of the Civil War Soldier - 1863 Missionary RidgeHistorian James Ogden discussed the 1863 Civil War Battle of Missionary Ridge which was part of ... Historian James Ogden discussed the 1863 Civil War Battle of Missionary Ridge which was part of the Chattanooga Campaign. He described the Union soldiers' spontaneous charge uphill into Confederate fire to capture a seemingly impregnable position. The National Museum of the Civil War Soldier in Petersburg, Virginia, hosted this event.
3:16 PM ESTApprox. 49 min.Medical Practices of the 1804 Lewis & Clark ExpeditionGary Lentz portrayed Sgt. Patrick Glass of the Lewis & Clark Expedition, demonstrating medical ... Gary Lentz portrayed Sgt. Patrick Glass of the Lewis & Clark Expedition, demonstrating medical practices used by the explorers during their 1804 cross-country journey. The Fort Walla Walla Museum in Washington hosted this event. 4:05 PM ESTApprox. 56 min.Charles Clark, "George Washington Parke Custis"Author Charles Clarke talked about George Washington Parke Custis who was raised at Mount Vernon ... Author Charles Clarke talked about George Washington Parke Custis who was raised at Mount Vernon and whose life bridged from the American Revolution to the Civil War. This program was hosted by the Virginia Museum of History and Culture in Richmond, Virginia. 5:01 PM ESTApprox. 59 min.Washington Journal 50th Anniversary of the 1973 Paris Peace AccordsSan Diego State University history professor Peter Asselin discussed the 50th anniversary of the ... San Diego State University history professor Peter Asselin discussed the 50th anniversary of the Paris Peace Accords, which led to end of the Vietnam War
6:00 PM ESTApprox. 50 min.Daphne Geanacopoulos, "The Pirate's Wife"Historian Daphne Geanacopoulos discussed the life of Sarah Kidd, wife of pirate Captain Kidd, who ... Historian Daphne Geanacopoulos discussed the life of Sarah Kidd, wife of pirate Captain Kidd, who secretly aided her husband while living as one of New York's most prominent citizens. The Massachusetts Historical Society in Boston, Massachusetts, hosted this event. 6:50 PM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 10 min.Andrew Wehrman, "The Contagion of Liberty - The Politics of Smallpox in the American Revolution"Author Andrew Wehrman discussed how inoculation became a sought-after medical procedure in the ... Author Andrew Wehrman discussed how inoculation became a sought-after medical procedure in the 18th century and helped American colonists achieve independence from Great Britain. The American Revolution Institute in Washington, DC, hosted this event. 8:00 PM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 25 min.Lectures in History The Cold War & the Atomic ApocalypseUniversity of Maryland professor Piotr Kosicki taught a class on the Cold War and the concept of ... University of Maryland professor Piotr Kosicki taught a class on the Cold War and the concept of the atomic apocalypse. The University of Maryland is located in College Park, Maryland.
9:25 PM ESTApprox. 5 min.Reagan Address on 1986 Space Shuttle Challenger ExplosionOn January 28th, 1986, President Reagan addressed the nation following the loss of the Space ... On January 28th, 1986, President Reagan addressed the nation following the loss of the Space Shuttle Challenger. Earlier that day, the Challenger exploded 73 seconds after liftoff, killing all seven crew members. 9:30 PM ESTApprox. 1 hr.The Presidency Stanly Godbold, "Jimmy & Rosalynn Carter"Stanly Godbold talked about the second of his two-volume biography of Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter, ... Stanly Godbold talked about the second of his two-volume biography of Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter, chronicling their lives and work together from 1975 to 2020. The Jimmy Carter Presidential Library and Museum in Atlanta, Georgia, hosted this event. 10:30 PM ESTApprox. 30 min.U.S. House of Representatives House Reaction to 1986 Space Shuttle Challenger Disaster'On January 28th, 1986, House members expressed their sorrow over the Space Shuttle Challenger ... On January 28th, 1986, House members expressed their sorrow over the Space Shuttle Challenger explosion, which occurred earlier that day.
11:00 PM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 25 min.Lectures in History The Cold War & the Atomic ApocalypseUniversity of Maryland professor Piotr Kosicki taught a class on the Cold War and the concept of ... University of Maryland professor Piotr Kosicki taught a class on the Cold War and the concept of the atomic apocalypse. The University of Maryland is located in College Park, Maryland.
Sunday, January 29
12:25 AM ESTApprox. 5 min.Reagan Address on 1986 Space Shuttle Challenger ExplosionOn January 28th, 1986, President Reagan addressed the nation following the loss of the Space ... On January 28th, 1986, President Reagan addressed the nation following the loss of the Space Shuttle Challenger. Earlier that day, the Challenger exploded 73 seconds after liftoff, killing all seven crew members. 12:30 AM ESTApprox. 1 hr.The Presidency Stanly Godbold, "Jimmy & Rosalynn Carter"Stanly Godbold talked about the second of his two-volume biography of Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter, ... Stanly Godbold talked about the second of his two-volume biography of Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter, chronicling their lives and work together from 1975 to 2020. The Jimmy Carter Presidential Library and Museum in Atlanta, Georgia, hosted this event. 1:30 AM ESTApprox. 30 min.U.S. House of Representatives House Reaction to 1986 Space Shuttle Challenger Disaster'On January 28th, 1986, House members expressed their sorrow over the Space Shuttle Challenger ... On January 28th, 1986, House members expressed their sorrow over the Space Shuttle Challenger explosion, which occurred earlier that day.
2:00 AM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 15 min.The Civil War National Museum of the Civil War Soldier - 1863 Missionary RidgeHistorian James Ogden discussed the 1863 Civil War Battle of Missionary Ridge which was part of ... Historian James Ogden discussed the 1863 Civil War Battle of Missionary Ridge which was part of the Chattanooga Campaign. He described the Union soldiers' spontaneous charge uphill into Confederate fire to capture a seemingly impregnable position. The National Museum of the Civil War Soldier in Petersburg, Virginia, hosted this event. 3:15 AM ESTApprox. 50 min.Medical Practices of the 1804 Lewis & Clark ExpeditionGary Lentz portrayed Sgt. Patrick Glass of the Lewis & Clark Expedition, demonstrating medical ... Gary Lentz portrayed Sgt. Patrick Glass of the Lewis & Clark Expedition, demonstrating medical practices used by the explorers during their 1804 cross-country journey. The Fort Walla Walla Museum in Washington hosted this event. 4:05 AM ESTApprox. 56 min.Charles Clark, "George Washington Parke Custis"Author Charles Clarke talked about George Washington Parke Custis who was raised at Mount Vernon ... Author Charles Clarke talked about George Washington Parke Custis who was raised at Mount Vernon and whose life bridged from the American Revolution to the Civil War. This program was hosted by the Virginia Museum of History and Culture in Richmond, Virginia.
5:01 AM ESTApprox. 59 min.Washington Journal 50th Anniversary of the 1973 Paris Peace AccordsSan Diego State University history professor Peter Asselin discussed the 50th anniversary of the ... San Diego State University history professor Peter Asselin discussed the 50th anniversary of the Paris Peace Accords, which led to end of the Vietnam War 6:00 AM ESTApprox. 50 min.Daphne Geanacopoulos, "The Pirate's Wife"Historian Daphne Geanacopoulos discussed the life of Sarah Kidd, wife of pirate Captain Kidd, who ... Historian Daphne Geanacopoulos discussed the life of Sarah Kidd, wife of pirate Captain Kidd, who secretly aided her husband while living as one of New York's most prominent citizens. The Massachusetts Historical Society in Boston, Massachusetts, hosted this event. 6:50 AM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 10 min.Andrew Wehrman, "The Contagion of Liberty - The Politics of Smallpox in the American Revolution"Author Andrew Wehrman discussed how inoculation became a sought-after medical procedure in the ... Author Andrew Wehrman discussed how inoculation became a sought-after medical procedure in the 18th century and helped American colonists achieve independence from Great Britain. The American Revolution Institute in Washington, DC, hosted this event.
8:00 AM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 10 min.Washington Journal The Importance of CongressThe American Enterprise Institute's Philip Wallach discussed his book on the history of Congress ... The American Enterprise Institute's Philip Wallach discussed his book on the history of Congress and the importance of a functional legislative branch. 9:10 AM ESTApprox. 50 min.Chris Hedges, "The Greatest Evil Is War"Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Chris Hedges, who covered wars in Central America, the Middle ... Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Chris Hedges, who covered wars in Central America, the Middle East, Africa, and the Balkans for the New York Times, discussed his thoughts on war and its victims. This event was held at Labyrinth Books in Princeton, New Jersey. 10:00 AM ESTApprox. 1 hr.After Words Rep. Ken Buck R-CO, "Crushed - Big Tech's War on Free Speech"Congressman Ken Buck (R-CO) argued that big tech companies like Apple and Google are hurting ... Congressman Ken Buck (R-CO) argued that big tech companies like Apple and Google are hurting commerce and censoring speech. He was interviewed by Wall Street Journal reporter Ryan Tracy.
11:00 AM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 10 min.Washington Journal The Importance of CongressThe American Enterprise Institute's Philip Wallach discussed his book on the history of Congress ... The American Enterprise Institute's Philip Wallach discussed his book on the history of Congress and the importance of a functional legislative branch. 12:10 PM ESTApprox. 51 min.Chris Hedges, "The Greatest Evil Is War"Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Chris Hedges, who covered wars in Central America, the Middle ... Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Chris Hedges, who covered wars in Central America, the Middle East, Africa, and the Balkans for the New York Times, discussed his thoughts on war and its victims. This event was held at Labyrinth Books in Princeton, New Jersey. 1:01 PM ESTApprox. 59 min.After Words Rep. Ken Buck R-CO, "Crushed - Big Tech's War on Free Speech"Congressman Ken Buck (R-CO) argued that big tech companies like Apple and Google are hurting ... Congressman Ken Buck (R-CO) argued that big tech companies like Apple and Google are hurting commerce and censoring speech. He was interviewed by Wall Street Journal reporter Ryan Tracy.
2:00 PM ESTApprox. 1 hr.Steven Thrasher, "The Viral Underclass"Steven Thrasher examined health inequality and its consequences in the United States. Harvard ... Steven Thrasher examined health inequality and its consequences in the United States. Harvard Bookstore in Cambridge, Massachusetts, hosted this event. 3:00 PM ESTApprox. 1 hr.Jeff Bingaman, "Breakdown - Lessons for a Congress in Crisis"Former Senator Jeff Bingaman (D-NM) argued that dysfunction in Congress stifles the government's ... Former Senator Jeff Bingaman (D-NM) argued that dysfunction in Congress stifles the government's ability to act on public policy priorities. The Santa Fe Preparatory School & Collected Works Bookstore in New Mexico hosted this event. 4:00 PM ESTApprox. 1 hr.Andrew Weiss, "Accidental Czar"Andrew Weiss, who oversees research on Russia and Eurasia at the Carnegie Endowment for ... Andrew Weiss, who oversees research on Russia and Eurasia at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, argued that Putin is more of a thug than a political mastermind. This event was hosted by Politics and Prose Bookstore in Washington, DC.
5:00 PM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 11 min.How China Derailed Its Peaceful Rise"Susan Shirk, who serves as chair of the University of California's 21st Century China Center, ... Susan Shirk, who serves as chair of the University of California's 21st Century China Center, discussed China's ascension to power and its approach to foreign policy. The Commonwealth Club in San Francisco hosted this event. 6:11 PM ESTApprox. 34 min.Stuart Scheller, "Crisis of Command"Former Marine Lt. Col. Stuart Scheller, who was court-martialed for publicly criticizing the U.S. ... Former Marine Lt. Col. Stuart Scheller, who was court-martialed for publicly criticizing the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan, argued that America's generals and politicians are leading the country astray. This event was hosted by Gourmeltz in Fredericksburg, Virginia. 6:45 PM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 15 min.Devin Allen, "No Justice, No Peace"Photojournalist Devin Allen talked about his coverage of the Black Lives Matter movement and the ... Photojournalist Devin Allen talked about his coverage of the Black Lives Matter movement and the inspiration that came from Gordon Parks, who photophraphed an earlier generation of civil rights activists. This event was hosted by the Enoch Pratt Free Library in Baltimore.
8:00 PM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 10 min.Washington Journal The Importance of CongressThe American Enterprise Institute's Philip Wallach discussed his book on the history of Congress ... The American Enterprise Institute's Philip Wallach discussed his book on the history of Congress and the importance of a functional legislative branch. 9:10 PM ESTApprox. 50 min.Chris Hedges, "The Greatest Evil Is War"Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Chris Hedges, who covered wars in Central America, the Middle ... Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Chris Hedges, who covered wars in Central America, the Middle East, Africa, and the Balkans for the New York Times, discussed his thoughts on war and its victims. This event was held at Labyrinth Books in Princeton, New Jersey. 10:00 PM ESTApprox. 1 hr.After Words Rep. Ken Buck R-CO, "Crushed - Big Tech's War on Free Speech"Congressman Ken Buck (R-CO) argued that big tech companies like Apple and Google are hurting ... Congressman Ken Buck (R-CO) argued that big tech companies like Apple and Google are hurting commerce and censoring speech. He was interviewed by Wall Street Journal reporter Ryan Tracy.
11:00 PM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 10 min.Washington Journal The Importance of CongressThe American Enterprise Institute's Philip Wallach discussed his book on the history of Congress ... The American Enterprise Institute's Philip Wallach discussed his book on the history of Congress and the importance of a functional legislative branch.
Monday, January 30
12:10 AM ESTApprox. 50 min.Chris Hedges, "The Greatest Evil Is War"Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Chris Hedges, who covered wars in Central America, the Middle ... Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Chris Hedges, who covered wars in Central America, the Middle East, Africa, and the Balkans for the New York Times, discussed his thoughts on war and its victims. This event was held at Labyrinth Books in Princeton, New Jersey. 1:00 AM ESTApprox. 1 hr.After Words Rep. Ken Buck R-CO, "Crushed - Big Tech's War on Free Speech"Congressman Ken Buck (R-CO) argued that big tech companies like Apple and Google are hurting ... Congressman Ken Buck (R-CO) argued that big tech companies like Apple and Google are hurting commerce and censoring speech. He was interviewed by Wall Street Journal reporter Ryan Tracy. 2:00 AM ESTApprox. 1 hr.Steven Thrasher, "The Viral Underclass"Steven Thrasher examined health inequality and its consequences in the United States. Harvard ... Steven Thrasher examined health inequality and its consequences in the United States. Harvard Bookstore in Cambridge, Massachusetts, hosted this event.
3:00 AM ESTApprox. 1 hr.Jeff Bingaman, "Breakdown - Lessons for a Congress in Crisis"Former Senator Jeff Bingaman (D-NM) argued that dysfunction in Congress stifles the government's ... Former Senator Jeff Bingaman (D-NM) argued that dysfunction in Congress stifles the government's ability to act on public policy priorities. The Santa Fe Preparatory School & Collected Works Bookstore in New Mexico hosted this event. 4:00 AM ESTApprox. 1 hr.Andrew Weiss, "Accidental Czar"Andrew Weiss, who oversees research on Russia and Eurasia at the Carnegie Endowment for ... Andrew Weiss, who oversees research on Russia and Eurasia at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, argued that Putin is more of a thug than a political mastermind. This event was hosted by Politics and Prose Bookstore in Washington, DC. 5:00 AM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 9 min.How China Derailed Its Peaceful Rise"Susan Shirk, who serves as chair of the University of California's 21st Century China Center, ... Susan Shirk, who serves as chair of the University of California's 21st Century China Center, discussed China's ascension to power and its approach to foreign policy. The Commonwealth Club in San Francisco hosted this event.
6:09 AM ESTApprox. 37 min.Stuart Scheller, "Crisis of Command"Former Marine Lt. Col. Stuart Scheller, who was court-martialed for publicly criticizing the U.S. ... Former Marine Lt. Col. Stuart Scheller, who was court-martialed for publicly criticizing the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan, argued that America's generals and politicians are leading the country astray. This event was hosted by Gourmeltz in Fredericksburg, Virginia. 6:46 AM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 14 min.Devin Allen, "No Justice, No Peace"Photojournalist Devin Allen talked about his coverage of the Black Lives Matter movement and the ... Photojournalist Devin Allen talked about his coverage of the Black Lives Matter movement and the inspiration that came from Gordon Parks, who photophraphed an earlier generation of civil rights activists. This event was hosted by the Enoch Pratt Free Library in Baltimore.