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message 1: by Alias Reader (new)

Alias Reader (aliasreader) | 19503 comments


Here is the thread to discuss the books talked about on Book TV.

Did you know all Book TV programs are archived online? You can watch any program when you want, where you want, on any device. At BookTV.org, you can search for your favorite authors and events.

The website is http://www.booktv.org/


message 2: by Alias Reader (last edited Jan 03, 2020 08:03AM) (new)

Alias Reader (aliasreader) | 19503 comments Jan. 4-6, 2020

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In Depth with Sebastian Gorka
LIVE at noon ET Sunday
Re-airs at 2 pm and 10 pm ET Sunday
Sebastian Gorka, former deputy assistant to President Trump, joins us to talk about U.S. domestic and foreign policy. He is the author of Defeating Jihad, Why We Fight and The War for America's Soul.

Join us as Mr. Gorka spends two hours responding to viewers' calls, Facebook comments, emails and tweets.

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After Words with Steven Greenhouse, Beaten Down, Worked Up
10 pm ET Saturday, 9 pm and midnight ET Sunday, 3 am ET Monday

Former New York Times labor reporter Steven Greenhouse examines the challenges facing American workers today. He is interviewed by Congressman Andy Levin (D-MI).

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Saturday
12:45PM EST
Dilbert creator Scott Adams talked about his book, Loserthink: How Untrained Brains Are Ruining America, in which he offered his thoughts on how to avoid what he calls “loser think.”

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Saturday
The Truth Will Set You Free, But First It Will Piss You Off
Gloria Steinem chronicled her life and career through a collection of her essays and notable quotes.

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View the complete schedule
https://www.c-span.org/series/?bookTv

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About Book TV

Every Saturday 8 am ET through Monday 8 am ET

Every weekend C-SPAN2 features Book TV — a 48-hour block of nonfiction book programming. Book TV brings you a rich variety of topics, such as history, biography, politics, current events, the media and more. Watch author interviews, readings, panels and live coverage from the nation's largest book fairs.

Experience Book TV all weekend, every weekend on C-SPAN2.


message 3: by madrano (new)

madrano | 12318 comments Now that we will be overseas the next few months, this thread will be a great resource for me. I appreciate your diligence, Alias.


message 4: by Alias Reader (new)

Alias Reader (aliasreader) | 19503 comments Jan. 11-13, 2020

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After Words with Peggy Orenstein, Boys & Sex: Young Men on Hookups, Love, Porn, Consent, and Navigating the New Masculinity
10 pm ET Saturday, 9 pm and midnight ET Sunday, 3 am ET Monday

New York Times Magazine contributor Peggy Orenstein examines sexual culture and young male masculinity. She's interviewed by author Jared Yates Sexton.

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Jeffrey Rosen with Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Conversations with RBG: Ruth Bader Ginsburg on Life, Love, Liberty, and Law
7 pm ET Saturday and 10 pm ET Sunday

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg joins National Constitution Center President and CEO Jeffrey Rosen to discuss her life and career and the conversations they've had over several years.

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View the complete schedule
https://www.c-span.org/series/?bookTv

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About Book TV
Every Saturday 8 am ET through Monday 8 am ET

Every weekend C-SPAN2 features Book TV — a 48-hour block of nonfiction book programming. Book TV brings you a rich variety of topics, such as history, biography, politics, current events, the media and more. Watch author interviews, readings, panels and live coverage from the nation's largest book fairs.

Experience Book TV all weekend, every weekend on C-SPAN2.



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madrano | 12318 comments There is nothing like a vacation to make one lose track of the days of the week. I cannot believe it’s the weekend already.


message 6: by Alias Reader (new)

Alias Reader (aliasreader) | 19503 comments madrano wrote: "There is nothing like a vacation to make one lose track of the days of the week. I cannot believe it’s the weekend already."

I found getting older makes the days, weeks, months and years go by in a blink of the eye.


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madrano | 12318 comments I certainly agree about the years! Where did 2019 go?


message 8: by Alias Reader (new)

Alias Reader (aliasreader) | 19503 comments madrano wrote: "I certainly agree about the years! Where did 2019 go?"

I remember being in school reading 1984 and thinking that was way off into the future. Yikes.


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madrano | 12318 comments :-)


message 10: by Alias Reader (new)

Alias Reader (aliasreader) | 19503 comments Jan. 25-27, 2020

After Words with Andrea Bernstein, American Oligarchs: The Kushners, the Trumps, and the Marriage of Money and Power
10 pm ET Saturday, 9 pm and midnight ET Sunday, 3 am ET Monday

Journalist Andrea Bernstein chronicles the Trump and Kushner families' rise to prominence. She's interviewed by Washington Post reporter Jonathan O'Connell.

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Michael Lind, The New Class War: Saving Democracy from the Managerial Elite
11 pm ET Saturday

University of Texas professor Michael Lind argues that democracies are being unraveled by a new class war. He's joined in conversation by J.D. Vance, author of Hillbilly Elegy.

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William Rosenau, Tonight We Bombed the U.S. Capitol: The Explosive Story of M19, America's First Female Terrorist Group
10 pm ET Sunday

William Rosenau provides a history of the 1980s domestic terrorist group M19, founded and led by a group of women. The author reports on the group's exploits, which included armed robbery, prison breaks and the bombings of the U.S. Capitol, an FBI office, the Washington Navy Yard and other sites.

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View the complete schedule
https://www.c-span.org/series/?bookTv

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About Book TV
Every Saturday 8 am ET through Monday 8 am ET

Every weekend C-SPAN2 features Book TV — a 48-hour block of nonfiction book programming. Book TV brings you a rich variety of topics, such as history, biography, politics, current events, the media and more. Watch author interviews, readings, panels and live coverage from the nation's largest book fairs.

Experience Book TV all weekend, every weekend on C-SPAN2.


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madrano | 12318 comments Tonight We Bombed the U.S. Capitol: The Explosive Story of M19, America's First Female Terrorist Group is a new one on me! It sounds as though the group was quite ambitious, given targets listed. I’ll have to check that & author William Rosenau out.


message 12: by Alias Reader (new)

Alias Reader (aliasreader) | 19503 comments madrano wrote: "Tonight We Bombed the U.S. Capitol: The Explosive Story of M19, America's First Female Terrorist Group is a new one on me! It sounds as though the group was quite ambitious, given t..."

New to me, too !


message 13: by madrano (new)

madrano | 12318 comments My library doesn’t have it but i put in an e-request. We’ll see.


message 14: by Alias Reader (last edited Jan 31, 2020 06:32AM) (new)

Alias Reader (aliasreader) | 19503 comments Feb. 1-3, 2020

-----------Programming note: -------------
Book TV programming on Saturday may be preempted by C-SPAN2 coverage of the Senate impeachment trial.




---- In Depth with Deirdre McCloskey
LIVE at noon ET Sunday
Re-airs at 2 pm and 10 pm ET Sunday
Author and professor Deirdre McCloskey discusses capitalism and socialism with Book TV viewers. Her many books include The Rhetoric of Economics, The Bourgeois Era trilogy and Why Liberalism Works.

Join us as Ms. McCloskey spends two hours responding to viewers' calls, Facebook comments, emails and tweets.


---- After Words with Andrea Bernstein, American Oligarchs: The Kushners, the Trumps, and the Marriage of Money and Power
10 pm ET Saturday, 9 pm and midnight ET Sunday, 3 am ET Monday

Journalist Andrea Bernstein chronicles the Trump and Kushner families' rise to prominence. She's interviewed by Washington Post reporter Jonathan O'Connell.


** This program, originally scheduled to air last weekend, was rescheduled due to the Senate impeachment trial.


------Books by the 2020 Democratic Presidential Candidates
1 pm ET Saturday

Book TV presents portions of programs from our archives of many of the candidates who are running for the Democratic presidential nomination.

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View the complete schedule
https://www.c-span.org/series/?bookTv
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About Book TV
Every Saturday 8 am ET through Monday 8 am ET

Every weekend C-SPAN2 features Book TV — a 48-hour block of nonfiction book programming. Book TV brings you a rich variety of topics, such as history, biography, politics, current events, the media and more. Watch author interviews, readings, panels and live coverage from the nation's largest book fairs.

Experience Book TV all weekend, every weekend on C-SPAN2.



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madrano | 12318 comments Thank you for sharing these, Alias.


message 16: by Alias Reader (new)

Alias Reader (aliasreader) | 19503 comments Feb. 8-10, 2020

After Words with Howard Bryant, Full Dissidence: Notes from an Uneven Playing Field
10 pm ET Saturday, 9 pm and midnight ET Sunday, 3 am ET Monday

ESPN.com senior writer Howard Bryant offers his thoughts on sports, politics and race in America. He's interviewed by author and former NBA player Etan Thomas.

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Charles Murray, Human Diversity: The Biology of Gender, Race, and Class
9 pm ET Saturday and 6:30 pm ET Sunday

Charles Murray explores the genetics and neuroscience of human differences.

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Rancho Mirage Writers Festival
Noon ET Saturday and 1 pm ET Sunday

Book TV presents programs from last week's Rancho Mirage Writers Festival in California.

Featured programs include:

Saturday
Bestselling author Tara Westover on her memoir, Educated
Author discussion on the 2020 presidential election with James Carville, Karl Rove and columnist Bret Stephens
Author and political consultant Frank Luntz on the 2020 presidential election

Sunday
Lynne Cheney and Karl Rove reflect on the Bush administration
Author discussion on U.S. foreign policy with historian Max Boot and journalists James Fallows, George Packer and Robin Wright
Author discussion on the president and the media with ABC News' Dan Abrams and Los Angeles Times Executive Editor Norman Pearlstine

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View the complete schedule
https://www.c-span.org/series/?bookTv
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About Book TV
Every Saturday 8 am ET through Monday 8 am ET

Every weekend C-SPAN2 features Book TV — a 48-hour block of nonfiction book programming. Book TV brings you a rich variety of topics, such as history, biography, politics, current events, the media and more. Watch author interviews, readings, panels and live coverage from the nation's largest book fairs.

Experience Book TV all weekend, every weekend on C-SPAN2.


message 17: by madrano (new)

madrano | 12318 comments I had to look up that writer’s festival. Her’s the Link. http://www.rmwritersfest.org/

That observatory is striking but i cannot imagine paying what is asked!

Regardless, thanks for the info, Alias. I was surprised to see that it is already Friday!


message 18: by Alias Reader (new)

Alias Reader (aliasreader) | 19503 comments Feb. 15-18, 2020

---- Three-day weekend programming note:
Book TV airs through 8 am ET Tuesday.----

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LIVE from the Savannah Book Festival
9 am-5:30 pm ET Saturday

BookTV will be LIVE from the Savannah Book Festival. Featured authors include:
Spaceflight historian Amy Teitel, author of Fighting for Space, on the battle to become the first woman in space.
Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Edward Larson on the partnership between Benjamin Franklin and George Washington
Kent Garrett and Jeanne Ellsworth on Harvard's Class of 1963, which graduated 18 African American men, including Mr. Garrett
Attorney Robert Bilott, author of Exposure, on his 20-year legal battle with DuPont. The 2019 movie "Dark Waters," starring Mark Ruffalo, is based on Mr. Bilott's book

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Join us for an extra day of Book TV programming on Monday, Presidents Day. Feature programs include:

Condoleezza Rice, The Struggle for Power, discussing China
Marvin Olasky, Reforming Journalism
Anna Wiener, Uncanny Valley
Recent coverage of the Rancho Mirage Writers Festival

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The C-SPAN Cities Tour takes you to Amarillo, Texas, to explore its history and literary life.

Book TV on C-SPAN2: 5:30 pm ET Saturday
American History TV on C-SPAN3: 2 pm ET Sunday

The C-SPAN Cities Tour is exploring the American story. This weekend we take you to Amarillo on Book TV (C-SPAN2) and American History TV (C-SPAN3) to highlight its history and literary life. Located near the middle of the Texas Panhandle, the city is known for its canyons and home to Route 66. Join us as we hear from local authors about the area's history, including Amy Von Lintel on George O'Keeffe's Wartime Texas Letters, Claudia Stuart on African Americans in Amarillo and much more!

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View the complete schedule
https://www.c-span.org/series/?bookTv

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About Book TV
Every Saturday 8 am ET through Monday 8 am ET

Every weekend C-SPAN2 features Book TV — a 48-hour block of nonfiction book programming. Book TV brings you a rich variety of topics, such as history, biography, politics, current events, the media and more. Watch author interviews, readings, panels and live coverage from the nation's largest book fairs.

Experience Book TV all weekend, every weekend on C-SPAN2.


message 19: by madrano (new)

madrano | 12318 comments I forgot it is Presidents Day weekend. Book TV does that nicely, imo.


message 20: by Alias Reader (new)

Alias Reader (aliasreader) | 19503 comments FEB. 22-24, 2020

Television for Serious Readers
Discover new programs for nonfiction readers every week.

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Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn,
Tightrope: Americans Reaching for Hope
Tightrope: Americans Reaching for Hope
on After Words
Pulitzer Prize-winning journalists Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn report on the issues facing the working-class in rural America. They're interviewed by Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-OR).
Watch it: 10 pm ET Saturday, 9 pm and midnight ET Sunday, 3 am ET Monday


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F.H. Buckley
American Secession: The Looming Threat of a National Breakup
American Secession: The Looming Threat of a National Breakup
Watch it: 9 pm ET Saturday, 11 pm ET Sunday
George Mason University professor F.H. Buckley examines the possibility of states exiting the Union.

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Kevin Merida
The Fierce 44: Black Americans Who Shook Up the World
The Fierce 44: Black Americans Who Shook Up the World
Watch it: 6:20 pm ET Saturday, 8:40 pm ET Sunday
Book TV talks to Kevin Merida, editor-in-chief of ESPN's The Undefeated, about his latest book on African American history.
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VIEW THE COMPLETE SCHEDULE
https://www.c-span.org/series/?bookTv
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About Book TV

Every weekend on C-SPAN2, Book TV features 48 hours of nonfiction book programming. Book TV brings you a rich variety of topics, such as history, biography, politics, current events, the media and more. Watch author interviews, readings, panels and live coverage from the nation's largest book fairs.

Every Saturday at 8 am ET through Monday at 8 am ET


message 21: by madrano (new)

madrano | 12318 comments The Kevin Meridabook sounds like a good YA for anyone. This is the first I’ve looked at his work. Supreme Discomfort: The Divided Soul of Clarence Thomas sounds very good. On our US travels we’ve visited many museums with African American focus. He is not often mentioned and only once did we see an item about him— a quote on a 2x3 poster,i believe it was.


message 22: by Alias Reader (new)

Alias Reader (aliasreader) | 19503 comments MARCH 7-9, 2020

Book TV
Television for Serious Readers
Discover new programs for nonfiction readers every week.

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Lee Drutman,
Breaking the Two-Party Doom Loop: The Case for Multiparty Democracy in America
on After Words
Watch it: 10 pm ET Saturday, 9 pm and midnight ET Sunday, 3 am ET Monday

New America senior fellow Lee Drutman argues that the two-party system is damaging America's democracy. He's interviewed by George Washington University professor and author Matthew Dallek.
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Rahm Emanuel
The Nation City: Why Mayors Are Running the World
Watch it: 11 pm ET Saturday
Rahm Emanuel, former Chicago mayor and chief of staff in the Obama administration, offers a firsthand account of how innovation is taking place at the local level in cities across the country.
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Jill Wine-Banks
The Watergate Girl: My Fight for Truth and Justice Against a Criminal President
Watch it: 7:50 pm Sunday
Jill Wine-Banks reflects on her legal career that included her role as one of the three assistant special prosecutors in the Watergate case

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MARCH 7-9, 2020
VIEW THE COMPLETE SCHEDULE
https://www.c-span.org/series/?bookTv

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About Book TV

Every weekend on C-SPAN2, Book TV features 48 hours of nonfiction book programming. Book TV brings you a rich variety of topics, such as history, biography, politics, current events, the media and more. Watch author interviews, readings, panels and live coverage from the nation's largest book fairs.

Every Saturday at 8 am ET through Monday at 8 am ET


message 23: by madrano (new)

madrano | 12318 comments Interesting topics/people this weekend. Thanks for the info, Alias.


message 24: by Alias Reader (new)

Alias Reader (aliasreader) | 19503 comments MARCH 14-16, 2020

Television for Serious Readers
Discover new programs for nonfiction readers every week.


-- Programming Note
The organizers of the Tucson Festival of Books canceled this weekend's events due to concerns over COVID-19. Watch programs from other recent book fairs, including the Savannah Book Festival and the Rancho Mirage Writers Festival, at booktv.org. Programs from past Tucson festivals are available here.
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K.T. McFarland,
Revolution: Trump, Washington and “We the People”
on After Words
Watch it: 10 pm ET Saturday, 9 pm and midnight ET Sunday, 3 am ET Monday
Former Deputy National Security adviser K.T. McFarland details her time in the Trump administration. She's interviewed by author and columnist Danielle McLaughlin.

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----- Watch Book TV in Prime Time-----

Join us March 16-20, starting at 8:30 pm ET Monday and 8 pm ET Tuesday-Friday, as we feature recent programs on C-SPAN2. Topics and programs include:

Monday — Pandemics
Dr. Ali Khan, The Next Pandemic: On the Front Lines Against Humankind's Gravest Dangers

Tuesday — Health Care
Sally Pipes, False Premise, False Promise: The Disastrous Reality of Medicare for All

Wednesday — Foreign Affairs
Author Discussion on U.S. Foreign Policy with Max Boot, James Fallows, George Packer and Robin Wright

Thursday — Politics
Charlie Kirk, The MAGA Doctrine: The Only Ideas That Will Win the Future

Friday — History
Megan Kate-Nelson, The Three-Cornered War: The Union, Confederacy, and Native Peoples in the Fight for the West

Note: Book TV programming could be preempted by Senate proceedings.

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MARCH 14-16, 2020
VIEW THE COMPLETE SCHEDULE
https://www.c-span.org/series/?bookTv

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About Book TV

Every weekend on C-SPAN2, Book TV features 48 hours of nonfiction book programming. Book TV brings you a rich variety of topics, such as history, biography, politics, current events, the media and more. Watch author interviews, readings, panels and live coverage from the nation's largest book fairs.

Every Saturday at 8 am ET through Monday at 8 am ET


Listen to Book TV on the go: Download our free app to listen to C-SPAN Radio and the many C-SPAN podcasts — including Book TV's After Words — anywhere, anytime.


message 25: by madrano (new)

madrano | 12318 comments We’ve had trouble listening to the C-Span site, so will be glad to have that more readily available.


message 26: by Alias Reader (new)

Alias Reader (aliasreader) | 19503 comments MARCH 21-27, 2020


Television for Serious Readers
Discover programs for nonfiction readers every week.


Jennifer Steinhauer,
The Firsts: The Inside Story of the Women Reshaping Congress
on After Words
Watch it: 10 pm ET Saturday, 9 pm and midnight ET Sunday, 3 am ET Monday
New York Times reporter Jennifer Steinhauer chronicles the first year of the largest class of women ever elected to Congress. She's interviewed by first-term Congresswoman Chrissy Houlahan (D-PA).
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Cyntoia Brown-Long
Free Cyntoia: My Search for Redemption in the American Prison System
Watch it: 8 pm ET Saturday and 2 am ET Monday
Cyntoia Brown-Long discusses her journey from prison to an advocate working to reform juvenile sentencing guidelines.

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Watch Book TV in Prime Time

Join us in prime time March 23-27 as we feature recent Book TV programs on C-SPAN2. Featured topics and programs include:

Monday — China
Rosemary Gibson, China Rx: Exposing the Risks of America's Dependence on China for Medicine

Tuesday — Business Leaders
Joe Ricketts, The Harder You Work, the Luckier You Get: An Entrepreneur's Memoir

Wednesday — Science
Gina Rippon, Gender and Our Brains: How New Neuroscience Explodes the Myths of the Male & Female Minds

Thursday — Military & War
David Shulkin, It Shouldn't Be This Hard to Serve Your Country: Our Broken Government and the Plight of Veterans

Friday — After Words
Cal Thomas, America's Expiration Date: The Fall of Empires and Superpowers…and the Future of the United States

Note: Book TV prime-time programming could be preempted by Senate proceedings.

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San Antonio
Book TV on C-SPAN2: Noon ET Saturday
American History TV on C-SPAN3: 2 pm ET Sunday

The C-SPAN Cities Tour is exploring the American story. This weekend we take you to San Antonio on Book TV and American History TV to highlight the city's history and literary life. Join us as we feature the city's local authors, including John Phillip Santos on Latino history and culture in San Antonio, Lewis Fisher on the settlement of the city, and Catherine Clinton on the debate surrounding confederate statues and memorialization. We'll also feature an interview with Mayor Ron Nirenberg — and much more.
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MARCH 21-27, 2020
VIEW THE COMPLETE SCHEDULE

https://www.c-span.org/series/?bookTv


--~~~~ About Book TV ~~~~~~~

Every weekend on C-SPAN2, Book TV features 48 hours of nonfiction book programming. Book TV brings you a rich variety of topics, such as history, biography, politics, current events, the media and more. Watch author interviews, readings, panels and live coverage from the nation's largest book fairs.

Every Saturday at 8 am ET through Monday at 8 am ET


message 27: by madrano (new)

madrano | 12318 comments I am excited because our Dallas hotel has C-Span #1 & 2! It'll be much easier to watch the programs. Happy days.


message 28: by Alias Reader (new)

Alias Reader (aliasreader) | 19503 comments :)

Glad you finally made it home safe and sound, deb. ♥


message 29: by madrano (new)

madrano | 12318 comments Thank you. The down side of this is that i spent my first night home watching tv. How i miss Italy & the lack of English speaking channels!


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Alias Reader (aliasreader) | 19503 comments APRIL 4-10, 2020


Television for Serious Readers
Discover programs for nonfiction readers every week.

We know you're spending a lot of time at home these days. And now, through April, you'll be able to watch even more Book TV on C-SPAN2 throughout the week. We'll continue to bring you a preview of the weekend — and week ahead — each Friday.

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Jonathan Karl,
Front Row at the Trump Show
on After Words

Watch it: 10 pm ET Saturday, 9 pm and midnight ET Sunday, 3 am ET Monday
ABC News' chief White House correspondent Jonathan Karl provides a behind-the-scenes look at President Trump's administration. He's interviewed by Mike McCurry, former White House press secretary in the Clinton administration.

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Watch a preview.
Highlights from In Depth
Watch it: Noon, 2 pm and 10 pm ET Sunday

Book TV presents highlights from our monthly In Depth series.

Note: The In Depth that was scheduled to air LIVE Sunday has been canceled. Please stay tuned for information on upcoming programs. You can watch past programs online anytime at booktv.org.

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Kenneth Walsh
Presidential Leadership in Crisis: Defining Moments of the Modern Presidents from Franklin Roosevelt to Donald Trump
Watch it: 7:50 pm ET Saturday and 1:05 am ET Monday

U.S. News & World Report's Kenneth Walsh looks at how different presidents have handled crisis, from Franklin D. Roosevelt to today.

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Watch Book TV in Prime Time
Join Book TV in primetime next week on C-SPAN2. You'll see some of our author programs from the past few months. The themes and program highlights each evening include:

Monday — Socialism
Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY),
The Case Against Socialism

Tuesday — Founding Fathers
Jonathan Horn,
Washington's End: The Final Years and Forgotten Struggle

Wednesday — History
Serena Zabin,
The Boston Massacre: A Family History

Thursday — Bestsellers
Nicholas Kristoff & Sheryl WuDunn,
Tightrope: Americans Reaching for Hope

Friday — Book TV Highlights
Books about the Trump Administration

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APRIL 4-10, 2020
VIEW THE COMPLETE SCHEDULE
https://www.c-span.org/series/?bookTv

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About Book TV

Every weekend on C-SPAN2, Book TV features 48 hours of nonfiction book programming. Book TV brings you a rich variety of topics, such as history, biography, politics, current events, the media and more. Watch author interviews, readings, panels and live coverage from the nation's largest book fairs.

Every Saturday at 8 am ET through Monday at 8 am ET


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madrano | 12318 comments From the Friday list, i began to wonder. Has there been any administration which has had more books published about it than this one? Maybe i've just missed them (how i hope so!) but i don't recall this many in previous terms.


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Alias Reader (aliasreader) | 19503 comments APRIL 11-17, 2020

Television for Serious Readers
Discover programs for nonfiction readers every week.

Through April, you'll be able to watch even more Book TV on
C-SPAN2 throughout the week.

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Michelle King,
The Fix: Overcome the Invisible Barriers That Are Holding Women Back at Work
on After Words

Watch it: 10 pm ET Saturday, 9 pm and midnight ET Sunday, 3 am ET Monday
etflix director of inclusion and former U.N. official Michelle King examines what she calls the invisible barriers to women succeeding in the workplace. She's interviewed by author and former USA Today Editor-in-Chief Joanne Lipman.

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Books About Pandemics
Watch it: 11 pm ET Saturday, 7:30 pm ET Sunday

Book TV goes back in its archives and looks at books about pandemics.

Watch Book TV in Prime Time
Join Book TV in primetime next week on C-SPAN2. You'll see some of our author programs from the past few months. The themes and program highlights each evening include:

Monday — Biography
Adam Hochschild,
Rebel Cinderella: From Rags to Riches to Radical,
the Epic Journey of Rose Pastor Stokes

Tuesday — Life in America
Michael Strain,
The American Dream is Not Dead (But Populism Could Kill It)

Wednesday — Pandemics
John Barry,
The Great Influenza

Thursday — Crime
Kate Winkler Dawson,
American Sherlock: Murder, Forensics, and the Birth of American CSI

Friday — After Words
KT McFarland,
Revolution: Trump, Washington and "We the People"

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About Book TV

Every weekend on C-SPAN2, Book TV features 48 hours of nonfiction book programming. Book TV brings you a rich variety of topics, such as history, biography, politics, current events, the media and more. Watch author interviews, readings, panels and live coverage from the nation's largest book fairs.

Every Saturday at 8 am ET through Monday at 8 am ET

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APRIL 11-17, 2020
VIEW THE COMPLETE SCHEDULE
https://www.c-span.org/series/?bookTv


message 33: by madrano (new)

madrano | 12318 comments Wow, those Prime Time discussions bring to light very interesting books.

Rebel Cinderella: From Rags to Riches to Radical, the Epic Journey of Rose Pastor Stokes, about a woman i don't recall knowing about. I really like author Adam Hochschild's King Leopold's Ghost, so plan on reading this one for certain.

Michael R. Strain's The American Dream Is Not Dead: calls to me because, frankly, i'm on the edge of giving up on Democracy. I found the GR comments intriguing because it ends with "E. J. Dionne and Henry Olsen provide spirited responses to Strain’s argument." I tried to look them up but could only find Henry Olsen. It's under 200 pages.

American Sherlock: Murder, Forensics, and the Birth of American CSI introduces many, definitely me, to Edward Oscar Heinrich, considered a pioneer in forensic crime detection. I hope author Kate Winkler Dawson is up to the task.


message 34: by Alias Reader (new)

Alias Reader (aliasreader) | 19503 comments madrano wrote: "Wow, those Prime Time discussions bring to light very interesting books.
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It is nice to have Book TV during the week.


message 35: by madrano (new)

madrano | 12318 comments Agreed!


message 36: by Alias Reader (last edited Apr 17, 2020 09:22AM) (new)

Alias Reader (aliasreader) | 19503 comments APRIL 18-24, 2020

Television for Serious Readers
Discover programs for nonfiction readers every week.


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Jim McKelvey,
The Innovation Stack: Building an Unbeatable Business One Crazy Idea at a Time
on After Words
Watch it: 10 pm ET Saturday, 9 pm and midnight ET Sunday, 3 am ET Monday
Square co-founder Jim McKelvey offers his thoughts on innovation and competition for startup businesses. He's interviewed by Washington Post technology policy reporter Cat Zakrzewski.

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Ben Bernanke, First Responders: Inside the U.S. Strategy for Fighting the 2007-2009 Global Financial Crisis
Watch it: 9:15 pm ET Saturday, 9:45 am and 11:10 pm ET Sunday

Former Federal Reserve Chair Ben Bernanke, who played a central role in the handling of the 2008 financial crisis, talks about the actions the Fed is taking to mitigate the economic impact of the COVID-19 crisis. During this webcast, hosted by the Brookings Institution, Mr. Bernanke is joined by Brookings senior fellow David Wessel.

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Jamie Metzl, Hacking Darwin: Genetic Engineering and the Future of Humanity
Watch it: 1 pm ET Saturday, 10 pm ET Sunday

Atlantic Council senior fellow Jamie Metzl looks at the future of genetic engineering and discusses if that technology can be used in the fight against COVID-19. During this virtual book event, Mr. Metzl's joined by George Church, professor of genetics at Harvard Medical School.

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Watch Book TV in Prime Time

Monday — American History
Tim McGraw & Jon Meacham
Songs of America: Patriotism, Protest, and the Music that Made a Nation

Tuesday — Foreign Affairs
David Kilcullen
The Dragon and the Snakes: How the Rest Learned to Fight the West

Wednesday — The Digital World
Joanne McNeil
Lurking: How a Person Became a User

Thursday — Espionage & Covert Operations
Amaryllis Fox
Life Undercover: Coming of Age in the CIA

Friday — Highlights from Book TV
Books About the Trump Administration

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Bryan-College Station, Texas
Book TV on C-SPAN2: Noon ET Saturday
American History TV on C-SPAN3: 2 pm ET Sunday

The C-SPAN Cities Tour is exploring the American story. This weekend we take you to the cities of Bryan-College Station on Book TV and American History TV to highlight the history and literary life of the area. Join us as we feature the cities' local authors, including Elizabeth Cobbs on her work, The Hello Girls: America's First Women Soldiers. Brian Linn will talk about Elvis's Army, and Nikki Van Hightower will share her story through her book, That Woman: The Making of a Texas Feminist. We'll also feature an interview with Mayors Karl Mooney and Andrew Nelson — and more.

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APRIL 18-24, 2020
VIEW THE COMPLETE SCHEDULE
https://www.c-span.org/series/?bookTv

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----- About Book TV ------

Every weekend on C-SPAN2, Book TV features 48 hours of nonfiction book programming. Book TV brings you a rich variety of topics, such as history, biography, politics, current events, the media and more. Watch author interviews, readings, panels and live coverage from the nation's largest book fairs.

Every Saturday at 8 am ET through Monday at 8 am ET


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madrano | 12318 comments Thanks for highlighting upcoming offerings, Alias.


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Alias Reader (aliasreader) | 19503 comments APRIL 25-MAY 1, 2020

Television for Serious Readers
Discover programs for nonfiction readers every week.

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Andrew McCabe,
The Threat: How the FBI Protects America in the Age of Terror and Trump
on After Words
Watch it: 10 pm ET Saturday, 9 pm and midnight ET Sunday, 3 am ET Monday--

Andrew McCabe,
The Threat: How the FBI Protects America in the Age of Terror and Trump
on After Words
Watch it: 10 pm ET Saturday, 9 pm and midnight ET Sunday, 3 am ET Monday

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Condoleezza Rice on COVID-19 and National Security
Watch it: 9:15 pm ET Saturday and 10:55 pm ET Sunday

Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, who served in the George W. Bush administration, talks about the national security threat posed by the coronavirus pandemic. During this virtual conversation, Ms. Rice is interviewed by Hoover Institution Director Thomas Gilligan.

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Lindsay Chervinsky,
The Cabinet: George Washington and the Creation of an American Institution
Watch it: 7 pm ET Saturday, 2:05 am ET Monday

Lindsay Chervinsky, historian at the White House Historical Association, looks at George Washington's presidential cabinet. During this virtual conversation, Ms. Chervinsky is interviewed by Colleen Shogan, senior vice president of the organization.

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Watch Book TV in Prime Time
Join Book TV in primetime next week on C-SPAN2. You'll see some of our author programs from the past few months. The themes and program highlights each evening include:

Monday — Global History
Vincent Brown,
Tacky's Revolt: The Story of an Atlantic Slave Trade

Tuesday — Supreme Court
Justice Neil Gorsuch,
A Republic, If You Can Keep It

Wednesday — America at War
Megan Kate Nelson,
The Three-Cornered War: The Union, the Confederacy, and Native Peoples in the Fight for the West

Thursday — The Presidency
Kenneth Walsh,
Presidential Leadership in Crisis

Friday — Memoir
Nikki Haley,
With All Due Respect

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APRIL 25-MAY 1, 2020
VIEW THE COMPLETE SCHEDULE

https://www.c-span.org/series/?bookTv
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About Book TV

Every weekend on C-SPAN2, Book TV features 48 hours of nonfiction book programming. Book TV brings you a rich variety of topics, such as history, biography, politics, current events, the media and more. Watch author interviews, readings, panels and live coverage from the nation's largest book fairs.

Every Saturday at 8 am ET through Monday at 8 am ET


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madrano | 12318 comments We are so fortunate to have this network in the US. The topics are varied and it's a fine introduction to important books. I'm glad you continue to post this and the link to more info.


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Alias Reader (aliasreader) | 19503 comments madrano wrote: "We are so fortunate to have this network in the US. The topics are varied and it's a fine introduction to important books. I'm glad you continue to post this and the link to more info."

I have continued to post the schedule weekly. However, from the lack of comments, the two of us seem to be the only ones that watch Book TV or view it on their computer. When the new year started, I decided to give the thread another year. So we shall see how it goes.

I don't mind posting it as it does give me a heads up to books, authors and programming I am interested in.


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madrano | 12318 comments Good point. As i check their website, too, i don't want you to continue if i'm the only one who is interested. It's fun to see what you post vs. what's offered. :-)


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Alias Reader (aliasreader) | 19503 comments madrano wrote: "Good point. As i check their website, too, i don't want you to continue if i'm the only one who is interested. "

Since it seems that the only two of us post in this thread. I will no longer post the schedule. If I happen to note a particular program that that I think will interest someone, I'll post that in the Book Salon.


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madrano | 12318 comments Sounds good to me, Alias. I'll add notes if i happen to see some winners. (Or want to whine about some losers.)


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Alias Reader (aliasreader) | 19503 comments I know many here like Larson's books, including myself. So I thought I would give a heads-up.

Erik Larson,
The Splendid and the Vile: A Saga of Churchill, Family, and Defiance During the Blitz
Watch it: 7:20 pm ET Saturday and 1 am ET Monday

The Splendid and the Vile: A Saga of Churchill, Family, and Defiance During the Blitz by Erik Larson


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Julie (julielill) | 2455 comments Alias Reader wrote: "I know many here like Larson's books, including myself. So I thought I would give a heads-up.

Erik Larson,
The Splendid and the Vile: A Saga of Churchill, Family, and Defiance During the Blitz
Wa..."


I bought this book but haven't read it yet. I will have to remember to watch this. Thanks for the heads up.


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madrano | 12318 comments I have that marked on my calendar because i learn much from his books. Churchill is a favorite of Dan's too. When we go to the UK he includes at least one Churchill stop--war bunker, final home (Chartwell) and such. It's educational for us both. The man was quite the gardener as well.


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madrano | 12318 comments I watched the interview with Erik Larson and find such video exchanges continue to be clumsy. In this case i felt the interviewer was not well prepared. However, Larson's words were encouraging for those wondering if they'd like the book, The Splendid and the Vile: A Saga of Churchill, Family, and Defiance During the Blitz. I was rather surprised, then, to learn that no library to which i have access has an e-version of the book. Bummer. I'll have to wait, i guess.

Later i watched an interview with Bettye Kearse about her book, The Other Madisons: The Lost History of a President's Black Family. Her family has long believed they are descended from James Madison's "relations" with his enslaved black cook. Kearse is an MD who is now retired (i believe) but whose family wanted her to tell this story, which she has.

She made an interesting note as she shared. Madison is one of several early US presidents who are said to have had descendants from their slaves. True or not, she noted that Madison was the only one who never freed any of his slaves, although others did &/or tried but couldn't because the slaves weren't legally theirs but another family member's. I wasn't aware of that. I've added her book to my list because i'd like to read what she shared.

Good Book TV weekend for me!


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Julie (julielill) | 2455 comments madrano wrote: "I watched the interview with Erik Larson and find such video exchanges continue to be clumsy. In this case i felt the interviewer was not well prepared. However, Larson's words were e..."

I watched the CSpan interview with Larson and enjoyed it. But I do agree that the interviewer was not that great but I enjoyed listening to Larson talk about his novel. I bought this book but have yet to read it. Larson is one of my favorite authors and would read anything by him.


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Alias Reader (aliasreader) | 19503 comments madrano wrote: "I watched the interview with Erik Larson and find such video exchanges continue to be clumsy. In this case i felt the interviewer was not well prepared. However, Larson's words were e..."

I will catch the interview on the website or a repeat. Sorry to hear it wasn't the best.

There are around 370 people ahead of me for the ebook. However, they have 70 copies of the ebook.

You might want to keep checking your libraries website. With newer books it takes a while for them to get the ebook.


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madrano | 12318 comments Julie, i liked Larson's part as well. His comments really have me wanting to read the book. As you note, he's a very good author who manages to connect the era with the characters very well.

Btw, i made an error when trying to find the book on my library's webpage. Duh. So, now i'm something like 32 on the waiting list. But at least they have it!


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