2009 National Book Festival Programming

The 9th annual National Book Festival took place on the National Mall. Organized and sponsored by the Library of Congress, the honorary chairs were President… read more

The 9th annual National Book Festival took place on the National Mall. Organized and sponsored by the Library of Congress, the honorary chairs were President and Mrs. Obama. C-SPAN’s BookTV aired live coverage of the day’s events, including authors speaking in the History and Biography Pavilion sponsored by the James Madison Council, interspersed with interviews and viewer calls with featured authors.

This program consists of the re-airing of the authors shown live with the few pre-recorded program transitions originally shown. Individual programs can be viewed under the program ID numbers given.

The first segment at 9:50 a.m. included a telephone interview with Mrs. Laura Bush. Program ID 289125-3

The first event in the History and Biography Pavilion sponsored by the James Madison Council at 10:00 a.m. was a book talk by Kirstin Downey, author of The Woman Behind the New Deal. Program ID 289125-4

An interview with a festival volunteer. Program ID 289125-101

The second event at 10:35 a.m. was Douglas Brinkley, author of The Wilderness Warrior and David Taylor, author of The Soul of a People. Program ID 289125-5

A viewer call-in program with Douglas Brinkley and David Taylor on the Great Depression. Program ID 289125-6

A viewer call-in program with Annette Gordon-Reed on President Jefferson and the Hemings family. Program ID 289125-7

The fifth event in the History and Biography Pavilion at 12:20 p.m. was a book talk by Annette Gordon Reed, author of The Hemingses of Monticello. Program ID 289125-8

The sixth event in the History and Biography Pavilion at 12:55 p.m. was a book talk by Patricia Sullivan, author of Lift Every Voice. Program ID 289125-9

A viewer call-in program with Patricia Sullivan on the NAACP. Program ID 289125-10

The eighth event in the History and Biography Pavilion at 2:05 p.m. was a book talk by Jon Meacham, author of American Lion. Program ID 289125-11

A viewer call-in program with Jon Meacham on President Andrew Jackson. Program ID 289125-12

Reporters for an elementary school television station were interviewed. Program ID 289125-102. Also shown were program IDs 285655-36 and 288735-1

The tenth event in the History and Biography Pavilion at 3:15 p.m. was a book talk by Gwen Ifill, author of The Break-Through. Program ID 289125-13

Also shown was program ID 285655-38

The eleventh event in the History and Biography Pavilion at 3:50 p.m. was Dan Balz and Haynes Johnson, co-authors of The Battle for America 2008. Program ID 289125-14

Also shown was program ID 289125-3.

The twelfth event in the History and Biography Pavilion at 4:35 p.m. was Ken Burns and Dayton Duncan, co-authors of The National Parks: America’s Best Idea. Program ID 289125-15

A viewer call-in program with Ken Burns and Dayton Duncan on national parks. Program ID 289125-16 close

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2009 National Book Festival Programming

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Program ID:
289125-1
Category:
Public Affairs Event
Format:
Public Affairs Event
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Sep 26, 2009 | 11:01pm EDT | C-SPAN 2

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  • Sep 26, 2009 | 11:01pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
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