C-SPAN Schedule

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7:00 am ET Approx. 3 hr. LIVE Washington Journal Program 9/5/2015 Live daily at 7 a.m. ET, “Washington Journal” is a forum for journalists and public ... Live daily at 7 a.m. ET, “Washington Journal” is a forum for journalists and public policy makers to discuss events. 6:02 am ET Approx. 1 hr. 57 min. U.S.-Russia Relations Panelists talked about U.S.-Russia relations amid the ongoing conflict in Ukraine and disputes ... Panelists talked about U.S.-Russia relations amid the ongoing conflict in Ukraine and disputes over nuclear weapons. 6:04 am ET Approx. 1 hr. 55 min. Gerda Weissmann Klein Oral History Interview Holocaust survivor Gerda Weissmann Klein talked about how the 1939 German invasion of Poland ... Holocaust survivor Gerda Weissmann Klein talked about how the 1939 German invasion of Poland changed her life. She spoke about being sent to a Jewish ghetto with her family, their separation, her experiences in a Jewish transit camp, and being forced on a death march before her liberation in 1945.

This interview was conducted on October 11, 1990, by Linda Kuzmack and is part of the oral history collection at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C
7:00 am ET Approx. 47 min. LIVE Open Phones ; News headlines were read and phone lines were open for viewer comments on the August 2015 jobs ... News headlines were read and phone lines were open for viewer comments on the August 2015 jobs report released the previous day. Bloomberg reporter Victoria Stilwell also joined by phone to talk about the jobs numbers. 8:00 am ET Approx. 51 min. Book Discussion on Big Science ; Michael Hiltzik talked about his book Big Science: Ernest Lawrence and the Invention that ... Michael Hiltzik talked about his book Big Science: Ernest Lawrence and the Invention that Launched the Military-Industrial Complex, in which he recalls when scientific and technological endeavors became the purview of the federal government. In his book, he profiles Ernest Lawrence, creator of the cyclotron, whose invention in 1939 ushered in the era of “Big Science.” 8:00 am ET Approx. 55 min. Appointment in Tokyo This 1945 U.S. Army Signal Corps film documents the course of World War II in the Pacific theater, ... This 1945 U.S. Army Signal Corps film documents the course of World War II in the Pacific theater, from the Japanese invasion of the Philippines through the surrender ceremony on board the USS Missouri on September 2, 1945.
7:01 am ET Approx. 6 min. LIVE August 2015 Jobs Report ; Victoria Stilwell reported by telephone about the Department of Labor’s August 2015 jobs ... Victoria Stilwell reported by telephone about the Department of Labor’s August 2015 jobs report, released the previous day, which showed the unemployment rate dropped to 5.1 percent with 173,000 jobs added. 8:53 am ET Approx. 4 min. Interview with Dan Gerstle Dan Gerstle, editor at Basic Books, previewed forthcoming titles at BookExpo America, the ... Dan Gerstle, editor at Basic Books, previewed forthcoming titles at BookExpo America, the publishing industry’s annual trade show held at the JAvits Convention Center in New York city. 9:00 am ET Approx. 1 hr. Truman and the Pacific War ; Richard Thornton talked about President Truman’s decision to drop the atomic bomb on ... Richard Thornton talked about President Truman’s decision to drop the atomic bomb on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Japan. He spoke about the diplomatic relations between the U.S. and the Soviet Union, and the promises President Roosevelt made during the Yalta conference. 

“Truman and the Pacific War Endgame” was a portion of “Endgame: August 1945 in Asia and the Pacific,” a symposium hosted by the Institute for the Study of Strategy and Politics.
7:49 am ET Approx. 1 hr. 3 min. LIVE Iran Nuclear Agreement ; ; Trita Parsi and Matthew McInnis talked about the Iran nuclear agreement. The deal recently ... Trita Parsi and Matthew McInnis talked about the Iran nuclear agreement. The deal recently gained enough support in the Senate to sustain a veto on a disapproval resolution. 8:58 am ET Approx. 1 min. Summer Reading with Representative Chaka Fattah Representative Chaka Fattah (D-PA) answered the question “What are you reading this ... Representative Chaka Fattah (D-PA) answered the question “What are you reading this summer?” He was interviewed on Capitol Hill. 10:02 am ET Approx. 29 min. Archaeology at Jamestown Fort ; ; In 1994 archaeologist and historian Bill Kelso discovered the original 1607 English settlement at ... In 1994 archaeologist and historian Bill Kelso discovered the original 1607 English settlement at Jamestown, Virginia. Since the find, the Jamestown Rediscovery archeological project has unearthed some 1.5 million artifacts, including many skeletons of the settlers. Mr. Kelso, who is director of research and interpretation for the private, non-profit project, gave an “in the trenches” tour of the digging sites as he talked about the history of James Fort and the archeological project.
8:54 am ET Approx. 38 min. LIVE Credit Unions in the U.S. ; Carrie Hunt talked about the status of the nation’s credit union system, including ... Carrie Hunt talked about the status of the nation’s credit union system, including regulatory efforts and challenges facing the industry, such as identity theft and fraud. 9:00 am ET Approx. 56 min. Book Discussion on Getting Real ; Gretchen Carlson talked about her book Getting Real, in which she recalls her life and ... Gretchen Carlson talked about her book Getting Real, in which she recalls her life and career in broadcasting. 10:32 am ET Approx. 28 min. Jamestown Archaeology Lab Jamestown Island, Virginia, is on the James River about 35 miles from the Atlantic Ocean. In ... Jamestown Island, Virginia, is on the James River about 35 miles from the Atlantic Ocean. In 1994 archaeologists found evidence there of the original 1607 English settlement. Since then, the Jamestown Rediscovery Archaeology Project has unearthed more than a million artifacts. Bly Straube, head of conservation, gave a tour of the project’s archaeology and conservation labs to show how history is revealed through artifacts.
9:33 am ET Approx. 26 min. LIVE Open Phones Phone lines were open for viewer calls on the question: “Is social media ruining ... Phone lines were open for viewer calls on the question: “Is social media ruining politics?” 9:58 am ET Approx. 46 min. LIVE Book Discussion on Capital Dames Cokie Roberts talked about her book Capital Dames: The civil War and the Women of ... Cokie Roberts talked about her book Capital Dames: The civil War and the Women of Washington, in which she looks at Washington, D.C., during the Civil War through the lives of women who lived and worked in the capital.

She spoke in the History Pavilion of the 15th annual National Book Festival, held at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C.
11:00 am ET Approx. 29 min. Archaeology and Conservation at Jamestown On May 14, 1607, 104 English settlers landed at Jamestown Island, Virginia, to establish a colony ... On May 14, 1607, 104 English settlers landed at Jamestown Island, Virginia, to establish a colony for the Virginia Company. Thought to be lost to history forever under the James River, the original fort was unearthed in 1994 by the Jamestown Rediscovery Archaeological Project.

Beverly Straube gave a tour of the archaeological collection and spoke about what it reveals about the everyday life of the 1607 settlers. She also talked about the various Jamestown locations and organizations and how the sites are managed and studied. She talked about the various museums and the visitor experience, including the behind-the-scenes “Curator’s Tour” that is available. Video was shown of William Kelso responding to questions as he led an “In the Trenches Tour” of the digging sites. Don Warmke talked about his usual routine of archaeology and conserving as well as one of his most exciting finds. Merry Outlaw showed how artifacts are cleaned, sorted, and stored.
10:00 am ET Approx. 1 hr. 49 min. Youth Vote and Civic Engagement High School and college students talked about their experiences with voting and their thoughts ... High School and college students talked about their experiences with voting and their thoughts about the democratic process. Barry McNealy of the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute led the discussion in which the students described the issues that matter most to them and the motivations and incentives for teens and people in the twenties to become politically engaged. 9:58 am ET Approx. 9 hr. 1 min. LIVE 2015 National Book Festival Book TV presented live coverage of the 15th annual National Book Festival, held at the Walter E. ... Book TV presented live coverage of the 15th annual National Book Festival, held at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C. 11:30 am ET Approx. 25 min. French Experience During the American Revolution Rachel Jirka talked about the experiences of the French army during the American ... Rachel Jirka talked about the experiences of the French army during the American Revolution. She presented evidence from two manuscript narratives of French soldiers who marched from Newport, Rhode Island, to Yorktown, Virginia.
11:51 am ET Approx. 1 min. New Technology and Cities Dustin Haisler talked about technology shifts in cities around the world. Mr. Haisler, ... Dustin Haisler talked about technology shifts in cities around the world. Mr. Haisler, formerly chief information officer for the city of Manor, Texas, is an civic technology innovator. He launched Manor labs and later deployed innovation programs for New York City; Bogota, Columbia; and part of the space program through NASA’s Langley Research Center. 10:45 am ET Approx. 11 min. LIVE Interview with Jeanne Theoharis Jeanne Theoharis talked about her book The Rebellious Life of Mrs. Rosa Parks, in ... Jeanne Theoharis talked about her book The Rebellious Life of Mrs. Rosa Parks, in which she recounts the life of civil rights activist Rosa Parks. 

She was interviewed at the 15th annual National Book Festival, held at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C.
12:00 pm ET Approx. 1 hr. 32 min. First Lady Florence Harding David Pietrusza and Katherine Sibley talked about the life and influence of first lady Florence ... David Pietrusza and Katherine Sibley talked about the life and influence of first lady Florence Harding and responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. Florence Harding was influential in her husband’s career, especially in the 1920 election which was the first in which women could vote. It was notable as the last “front porch campaign.” She was involved in political appointments, re-opened the White House to the public and led tours, and resumed the Easter Egg Roll. One of her notable causes was veterans' affairs. When the “Teapot Dome” scandal erupted after President Harding’s death in office, she burned many of his papers in an effort to protect his legacy. She died soon after. 

An audio clip of Senator Warren Harding was played. Many silent film clips of the Hardings were played.

Video clips were shown of Sherry Hall giving a tour of the Harding home in Marion, Ohio.

This was the 20th episode in the C-SPAN series “First Ladies: Influence and Image.”
11:53 am ET Approx. 2 hr. 5 min. Iran Nuclear Agreement Sanctions Relief State and Treasury Department officials and academics testified at a hearing on the foreign policy ... State and Treasury Department officials and academics testified at a hearing on the foreign policy implications of lifting sanctions on Iran in accordance with the Iran nuclear agreement. Undersecretary of State Wendy Sherman in her testimony said that she understands congressional members' concerns over not seeing the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) agreement but stressed that she would brief them on its contents in a classified session. 10:57 am ET Approx. 47 min. LIVE Book Discussion on The Quartet Joseph Ellis talked about his book, The Quartet: Orchestrating the Second American Revolution, ... Joseph Ellis talked about his book, The Quartet: Orchestrating the Second American Revolution, 1783-1789, about why America’s newly independent states opted into a centralized government following the American Revolution. 

He spoke with David Rubestein in the History Pavilion of the 15th annual National Book Festival, held at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C.
1:35 pm ET Approx. 22 min. Reagan's Foreign Policy James Graham Wilson talked about Reagan and Gorbachev during the Cold War.

He was ...
James Graham Wilson talked about Reagan and Gorbachev during the Cold War.

He was interviewed at the Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations 2015 annual meeting in Arlington, Virginia.
1:59 pm ET Approx. 1 hr. 2 min. Iran Nuclear Agreement ; ; Trita Parsi and Matthew McInnis talked about the Iran nuclear agreement. The deal recently ... Trita Parsi and Matthew McInnis talked about the Iran nuclear agreement. The deal recently gained enough support in the Senate to sustain a veto on a disapproval resolution. 11:57 am ET Approx. 37 min. LIVE Book Discussion on The Train to Crystal City Jan Jarboe Russell talked about her book, The Train to Crystal City: FDR’s Secret ... Jan Jarboe Russell talked about her book, The Train to Crystal City: FDR’s Secret Prisoner Exchange Program and America’s Only Family Internment Camp During World War II, about a family internment camp based in Crystal City, Texas, during World War II.

She spoke in the History Pavilion of the 15th annual National Book Festival, held at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C.
2:00 pm ET Approx. 58 min. Wargaming and the Pacific War Norman Friedman talked about how wargaming, or military strategy games and exercises, at the U.S. ... Norman Friedman talked about how wargaming, or military strategy games and exercises, at the U.S. Naval War College contributed to Allied success in the Pacific at the end of World War II.

“Visualizing a Future War: Wargaming at Newport and the Pacific War” was a portion of “Endgame: August 1945 in Asia and the Pacific,” a symposium hosted by the Institute for the Study of Strategy and Politics.
3:02 pm ET Approx. 1 hr. 22 min. Russia and China Military Relationship Paul Schwartz presented the findings of his recently published report, Russia’s ... Paul Schwartz presented the findings of his recently published report, Russia’s Contribution to China’s Surface Warfare Capabilities: Feeding the Dragon. Then panelists talked about the impact of Russian arms transfers on China’s military capabilities in the Pacific Ocean and on its anti-access, area-denial policies. 12:35 pm ET Approx. 40 min. LIVE Open Phones with David McCullough David McCullough talked about his book, The Wright Brothers, and responded to viewer ... David McCullough talked about his book, The Wright Brothers, and responded to viewer calls. He was interviewed at the 15th annual National Book Festival, held at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C. 2:59 pm ET Approx. 59 min. Japan's Decision to Surrender ; John Kuehn talked about Japan’s decision to surrender to Allied forces in August of 1945. ... John Kuehn talked about Japan’s decision to surrender to Allied forces in August of 1945.

“A Succession of Miracles: Japan’s Decision to Surrender” was a portion of “Endgame: August 1945 in Asia and the Pacific,” a symposium hosted by the Institute for the Study of Strategy and Politics.
4:27 pm ET Approx. 1 hr. 23 min. Defense Department Budget ; ; Representative Don Beyer (D-VA) and Robert Hale talked about the budget for the Department of ... Representative Don Beyer (D-VA) and Robert Hale talked about the budget for the Department of Defense. Topics included sequestration and the 2013 government shutdown.  1:20 pm ET Approx. 40 min. LIVE Open Phones with Tom Brokaw Tom Brokaw talked about his book, A Lucky Life Interrupted: A Memoir of Hope, and responded ... Tom Brokaw talked about his book, A Lucky Life Interrupted: A Memoir of Hope, and responded to viewer calls.

He was interviewed at the 15th annual National Book Festival, held at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C.
3:59 pm ET Approx. 1 hr. 10 min. Book Discussion on First Class ; Alison Stewart talked about her book, First Class: The Legacy of Dunbar, America’s First ... Alison Stewart talked about her book, First Class: The Legacy of Dunbar, America’s First Black Public High School, in which she presents a history of the first public high school for African American students in the United States, Washington D.C.'s Dunbar High School. The school, which started in 1870 in the basement of a black church as the Preparatory High School for Colored Youth and later at the turn of the century as M Street High School, opened as Dunbar in 1916. The author reported that Dunbar sent 80% of its graduates to college in 1950 with alumni that includes the first black army general and the first black member of a presidential cabinet. Alison Stewart spoke at Politics and Prose Bookstore in Washington, D.C.
6:20 pm ET Approx. 3 min. Weekly Presidential Address President Obama delivered his weekly address. He recognized Labor Day by highlighting the ... President Obama delivered his weekly address. He recognized Labor Day by highlighting the economic progress the country had made such as the lowered unemployment rate. He also commenting on what needed to be done to continue that growth, including passing a federal budget. 2:05 pm ET Approx. 30 min. LIVE Open Phones with Evan Thomas Evan Thomas talked about his book, Being Nixon: A Man Diveded, and responded to viewer ... Evan Thomas talked about his book, Being Nixon: A Man Diveded, and responded to viewer calls. 

He was interviewed at the 15th annual National Book Festival, held at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C.
5:11 pm ET Approx. 48 min. Guns, Capitalism, and Revolutions in the Americas ; Brian DeLay talked about the evolution of the American arms trade during the American Revolution ... Brian DeLay talked about the evolution of the American arms trade during the American Revolution and how it also aided the Haitian and Spanish Revolutions that followed. He spoke about the history of gun production in Europe and how the Americas could not create their own large-scale gun production system in the 18th century. Professor DeLay also spoke about how the arms trade contributed to victory during the American Revolution, and how capitalism played a role in the Haitian Revolution.
6:23 pm ET Approx. 3 min. Weekly Republican Address 2:35 pm ET Approx. 45 min. LIVE Book Discussion on Age of Ambition Evan Osnos talked about his book Age of Ambition: Chasing Fortune, Truth and Faith in the New ... Evan Osnos talked about his book Age of Ambition: Chasing Fortune, Truth and Faith in the New China, in which he reports on China’s current political and social landscape. The book won the 2015 National Book Award in nonfiction.

He spoke in the History Pavilion of the 15th annual National Book Festival, held at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C.
6:00 pm ET Approx. 1 hr. 7 min. Bayonet Usage During the Civil War ; Dana Shoaf talked about the history of the bayonet as a weapon and how changes in gun technology ... Dana Shoaf talked about the history of the bayonet as a weapon and how changes in gun technology affected its use and practicality during the U.S. Civil War. He also described the difference in opinion between Civil War officers and enlisted men on how and if the bayonet should be used in battle.
6:30 pm ET Approx. 28 min. Communicators at Technology Fairs Entrepreneurs and researchers were interviewed at technology fairs in Las Vegas and Washington, ... Entrepreneurs and researchers were interviewed at technology fairs in Las Vegas and Washington, D.C. Lucas Joppa of Microsoft Research described his project on technology and agriculture. Sunny Chhabra talked about Alibaba, the Chinese company e-commerce company. Paulo Pirjanian discussed the iRobot company, which makes robots for the home, business, and defense purposes. 3:20 pm ET Approx. 30 min. LIVE Open Phones with Evan Osnos Evan Osnos talked about his book, Age of Ambition: Chasing Fortune, Truth and Faith in the New ... Evan Osnos talked about his book, Age of Ambition: Chasing Fortune, Truth and Faith in the New China, and responded to viewer calls.

He was interviewed at the 15th annual National Book Festival, held at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C.
7:08 pm ET Approx. 51 min. Images of George Washington Debra Hanson spoke about the various images of George Washington in the Rotunda of the U.S. ... Debra Hanson spoke about the various images of George Washington in the Rotunda of the U.S. Capitol. She spoke about how the placement, style, and narrative content of the images work together to construct a historical memory of the first president, the Capitol, and the nation.
6:59 pm ET Approx. 57 min. Women in Afghanistan Charlotte Ponticelli, a former State Department international consultant, talked about priorities, ... Charlotte Ponticelli, a former State Department international consultant, talked about priorities, challenges, and the progress of Afghan women after the fall of the Taliban. After her remarks, she took questions from the audience. 3:55 pm ET Approx. 30 min. LIVE Open Phones with Buzz Aldrin Buzz Aldrin talked about his book, Welcome to Mars: Making a Home on the Red Planet], and ... Buzz Aldrin talked about his book, Welcome to Mars: Making a Home on the Red Planet], and responded to viewer calls. 

He was interviewed at the 15th annual National Book Festival, held at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C.
8:01 pm ET Approx. 1 hr. 11 min. Battling Nature in Korea and Vietnam Professor Lisa Brady talked about how chemical agents were used during the Korean and Vietnam wars ... 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. This class is from a course called “Environmental History of Modern War.”
8:01 pm ET Approx. 54 min. New Technology and Cities Dustin Haisler talked about technology shifts in cities around the world. Mr. Haisler, ... Dustin Haisler talked about technology shifts in cities around the world. Mr. Haisler, formerly chief information officer for the city of Manor, Texas, is an civic technology innovator. He launched Manor labs and later deployed innovation programs for New York City; Bogota, Columbia; and part of the space program through NASA’s Langley Research Center. 4:25 pm ET Approx. 45 min. LIVE Book Discussion on 1944 Jay Winik talked about his book 1944: FDR and the Year That Changed History, in which he ... Jay Winik talked about his book 1944: FDR and the Year That Changed History, in which he examines the political and military decisions that faced President Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1944.

He spoke in the History Pavilion of the 15th annual National Book Festival, held at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C.
9:15 pm ET Approx. 39 min. Seth Wheatley Oral History Interview Seth Wheatley recalled living and working in the secret city of Oak Ridge, Tennessee, the site set ... Seth Wheatley recalled living and working in the secret city of Oak Ridge, Tennessee, the site set up in 1942 to create a plutonium and uranium enrichment plant for the U.S. government in an attempt to build an atomic bomb. Mr. Wheatley spoke about safety regulations, race relations, and the need for secrecy.

This interview was conducted on September 22, 2005, by Cynthia Kelly, president of the Atomic Heritage Foundation.
8:56 pm ET Approx. 2 min. Newsmakers with Archbishop Joseph Kurtz Archbishop Joseph Kurtz talked about Pope Francis' upcoming trip to the U.S. and address to ... Archbishop Joseph Kurtz talked about Pope Francis' upcoming trip to the U.S. and address to Congress on September 24, 2015, as well as issues of interest to bishops and the religious community. 5:10 pm ET Approx. 30 min. LIVE Open Phones with Erika Lee Erika Lee talked about her book, The Making of Asian America: A history, and responded to ... Erika Lee talked about her book, The Making of Asian America: A history, and responded to viewer calls.

She was interviewed at the 15th annual National Book Festival, held at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C.
9:56 pm ET Approx. 3 min. 1930s-40s Color Photographs, Part 2 During the Great Depression and World War II, photographers working for the U.S. ... During the Great Depression and World War II, photographers working for the U.S. Government’s Farm Security Administration (FSA) and later the Office of War Information (OWI) created about 1,600 color photographs depicting life in the United States and war production activities. 
Collection Curator Beverly Brannan of the Library of Congress talked about the photographers and the images.
8:59 pm ET Approx. 58 min. Governor Nikki Haley on South Carolina Politics Governor Nikki Haley (R-SC) talked about economic and social changes in the U.S. South. The ... Governor Nikki Haley (R-SC) talked about economic and social changes in the U.S. South. The speech came in the wake of the removal of the Confederate battle flag from the State Capital in Columbia, South Carolina, following a mass shooting in Charleston. 5:45 pm ET Approx. 30 min. LIVE Open Phones with Ray Suarez Ray Suarez talked about his book, Latino Americans: The 500-Year Legacy That Shaped a ... Ray Suarez talked about his book, Latino Americans: The 500-Year Legacy That Shaped a Nation, and responded to viewer calls.

He was interviewed at the 15th annual National Book Festival, held at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C.
10:00 pm ET Approx. 1 hr. 7 min. Bayonet Usage During the Civil War ; Dana Shoaf talked about the history of the bayonet as a weapon and how changes in gun technology ... Dana Shoaf talked about the history of the bayonet as a weapon and how changes in gun technology affected its use and practicality during the U.S. Civil War. He also described the difference in opinion between Civil War officers and enlisted men on how and if the bayonet should be used in battle.
10:00 pm ET Approx. 57 min. Christian Science Monitor Breakfast with Richard Trumka ; Richard Trumka spoke with reporters at a Christian Science Monitor breakfast at the ... Richard Trumka spoke with reporters at a Christian Science Monitor breakfast at the St. Regis Hotel. He discussed the state of the labor movement, including worker safety and actions by the Obama administration. He also discussed presidential politics. He talked about the endorsement process and said that the AFL-CIO would probably not make an endorsement by the Iowa caucuses or New Hampshire primary and that the Democratic race was still wide open and Vice President Joe Biden had time to join the field. He also criticized Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, saying his views on immigration were dangerous, un-American, and racist. 6:15 pm ET Approx. 45 min. LIVE Book Discussion on Our Declaration Danielle Allen talked about her book Our Declaration: A Reading of the Declaration of ... Danielle Allen talked about her book Our Declaration: A Reading of the Declaration of Independence in Defense of Equality, in which she talks about the Declaration of Independence. 

She spoke in the History Pavilion of the 15th annual National Book Festival, held at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C.
11:09 pm ET Approx. 51 min. Images of George Washington Debra Hanson spoke about the various images of George Washington in the Rotunda of the U.S. ... Debra Hanson spoke about the various images of George Washington in the Rotunda of the U.S. Capitol. She spoke about how the placement, style, and narrative content of the images work together to construct a historical memory of the first president, the Capitol, and the nation.
11:01 pm ET Approx. 54 min. New Technology and Cities Dustin Haisler talked about technology shifts in cities around the world. Mr. Haisler, ... Dustin Haisler talked about technology shifts in cities around the world. Mr. Haisler, formerly chief information officer for the city of Manor, Texas, is an civic technology innovator. He launched Manor labs and later deployed innovation programs for New York City; Bogota, Columbia; and part of the space program through NASA’s Langley Research Center. 7:01 pm ET Approx. 14 min. Life and Career of Dalton Trumbo Laurena Davis talked about the life and career of Dalton Trumbo, a novelist, screenwriter, ... Laurena Davis talked about the life and career of Dalton Trumbo, a novelist, screenwriter, playwright, and a native of Grand Junction, Colorado. Dalton Trumbo is the author of Johnny Got His Gun and the screenplays for Spartacus and Roman Holiday. He was a member of the “Hollywood Ten,” who were blacklisted after they refused to testify in front of Congress following accusations of Communist sympathies. He served eleven months in prison as punishment.

C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles (LCVs) made a stop in their “2015 LCV Cities Tour” in Grand Junction, Colorado, from July 6-10 to feature the history and literary life of the community. Working with the Charter Communications local affiliate, they visited literary and historic sites where local historians, authors, and civic leaders were interviewed. The history segments air on American History TV (AHTV) on C-SPAN3 and the literary events/non-fiction author segments air on Book TV on C-SPAN2.
12:01 am ET Approx. 1 hr. 11 min. Battling Nature in Korea and Vietnam Professor Lisa Brady talked about how chemical agents were used during the Korean and Vietnam wars ... 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. This class is from a course called “Environmental History of Modern War.”
12:00 am ET Approx. 58 min. Governor Nikki Haley on South Carolina Politics Governor Nikki Haley (R-SC) talked about economic and social changes in the U.S. South. The ... Governor Nikki Haley (R-SC) talked about economic and social changes in the U.S. South. The speech came in the wake of the removal of the Confederate battle flag from the State Capital in Columbia, South Carolina, following a mass shooting in Charleston. 7:16 pm ET Approx. 11 min. Book Discussion on Wayne Aspinall and the Shaping of The American West Steven Schulte talked about his book Wayne Aspinall and the Shaping of the American West, ... Steven Schulte talked about his book Wayne Aspinall and the Shaping of the American West, in which he tells the story of Representative Aspinall (D-CO), chairman of the House Interior and Insular Affairs Committee from 1959-1973. Representative Aspinall was largely responsible for bringing water to the area, which was crucial to its agricultural development.

C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles (LCVs) made a stop in their “2015 LCV Cities Tour” in Grand Junction, Colorado, from July 6-10 to feature the history and literary life of the community. Working with the Charter Communications local affiliate, they visited literary and historic sites where local historians, authors, and civic leaders were interviewed. The history segments air on American History TV (AHTV) on C-SPAN3 and the literary events/non-fiction author segments air on Book TV on C-SPAN2.
1:15 am ET Approx. 39 min. Seth Wheatley Oral History Interview Seth Wheatley recalled living and working in the secret city of Oak Ridge, Tennessee, the site set ... Seth Wheatley recalled living and working in the secret city of Oak Ridge, Tennessee, the site set up in 1942 to create a plutonium and uranium enrichment plant for the U.S. government in an attempt to build an atomic bomb. Mr. Wheatley spoke about safety regulations, race relations, and the need for secrecy.

This interview was conducted on September 22, 2005, by Cynthia Kelly, president of the Atomic Heritage Foundation.
1:03 am ET Approx. 57 min. Christian Science Monitor Breakfast with Richard Trumka ; Richard Trumka spoke with reporters at a Christian Science Monitor breakfast at the ... Richard Trumka spoke with reporters at a Christian Science Monitor breakfast at the St. Regis Hotel. He discussed the state of the labor movement, including worker safety and actions by the Obama administration. He also discussed presidential politics. He talked about the endorsement process and said that the AFL-CIO would probably not make an endorsement by the Iowa caucuses or New Hampshire primary and that the Democratic race was still wide open and Vice President Joe Biden had time to join the field. He also criticized Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, saying his views on immigration were dangerous, un-American, and racist. 7:28 pm ET Approx. 12 min. Book Discussion on People of the Red Earth Sally Crum talked about her book People of the Red Earth: American Indians of Colorado, in ... Sally Crum talked about her book People of the Red Earth: American Indians of Colorado, in which she provides a comprehensive history of native cultures in the area. Ms. Crum shared insight into how archaeologists conduct their work and date their findings.

C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles (LCVs) made a stop in their “2015 LCV Cities Tour” in Grand Junction, Colorado, from July 6-10 to feature the history and literary life of the community. Working with the Charter Communications local affiliate, they visited literary and historic sites where local historians, authors, and civic leaders were interviewed. The history segments air on American History TV (AHTV) on C-SPAN3 and the literary events/non-fiction author segments air on Book TV on C-SPAN2.
1:56 am ET Approx. 3 min. 1930s-40s Color Photographs, Part 2 During the Great Depression and World War II, photographers working for the U.S. ... During the Great Depression and World War II, photographers working for the U.S. Government’s Farm Security Administration (FSA) and later the Office of War Information (OWI) created about 1,600 color photographs depicting life in the United States and war production activities. 
Collection Curator Beverly Brannan of the Library of Congress talked about the photographers and the images.
2:02 am ET Approx. 55 min. Voluntary Labor Union Dues ; ; Wisconsin state officials and policy experts talked about how voluntary union dues have affected ... Wisconsin state officials and policy experts talked about how voluntary union dues have affected the state. They also spoke about Americans' attitudes toward voluntary union dues. 7:41 pm ET Approx. 11 min. Book Discussion on Troubled Trails Robert Silbernagel talked about his book, Troubled Trails: The Meeker Affair and the Expulsion ... Robert Silbernagel talked about his book, Troubled Trails: The Meeker Affair and the Expulsion of the Utes from Colorado, about the White River Massacre that took place in the Grand Junction, Colorado, area. Nathan Meeker was the head of the White River Indian Agency and was killed with ten other members of the agency after a confrontation with members of the Ute tribe. During the attack, three women were also taken hostage. 

C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles (LCVs) made a stop in their “2015 LCV Cities Tour” in Grand Junction, Colorado, from July 6-10 to feature the history and literary life of the community. Working with the Charter Communications local affiliate, they visited literary and historic sites where local historians, authors, and civic leaders were interviewed. The history segments air on American History TV (AHTV) on C-SPAN3 and the literary events/non-fiction author segments air on Book TV on C-SPAN2.
2:00 am ET Approx. 1 hr. 10 min. Book Discussion on First Class ; Alison Stewart talked about her book, First Class: The Legacy of Dunbar, America’s First ... Alison Stewart talked about her book, First Class: The Legacy of Dunbar, America’s First Black Public High School, in which she presents a history of the first public high school for African American students in the United States, Washington D.C.'s Dunbar High School. The school, which started in 1870 in the basement of a black church as the Preparatory High School for Colored Youth and later at the turn of the century as M Street High School, opened as Dunbar in 1916. The author reported that Dunbar sent 80% of its graduates to college in 1950 with alumni that includes the first black army general and the first black member of a presidential cabinet. Alison Stewart spoke at Politics and Prose Bookstore in Washington, D.C.
2:57 am ET Approx. 2 min. Newsmakers with Archbishop Joseph Kurtz Archbishop Joseph Kurtz talked about Pope Francis' upcoming trip to the U.S. and address to ... Archbishop Joseph Kurtz talked about Pope Francis' upcoming trip to the U.S. and address to Congress on September 24, 2015, as well as issues of interest to bishops and the religious community. 8:00 pm ET Approx. 25 min. Book Discussion on Blacklash Deneen Borelli talked about her book, Blacklash: How Obama and the Left Are Driving Americans ... Deneen Borelli talked about her book, Blacklash: How Obama and the Left Are Driving Americans to the Government Plantation. Ms. Borelli was interviewed at FreedomFest, a libertarian conference held annually in Las Vegas. 3:12 am ET Approx. 48 min. Guns, Capitalism, and Revolutions in the Americas ; Brian DeLay talked about the evolution of the American arms trade during the American Revolution ... Brian DeLay talked about the evolution of the American arms trade during the American Revolution and how it also aided the Haitian and Spanish Revolutions that followed. He spoke about the history of gun production in Europe and how the Americas could not create their own large-scale gun production system in the 18th century. Professor DeLay also spoke about how the arms trade contributed to victory during the American Revolution, and how capitalism played a role in the Haitian Revolution.
3:03 am ET Approx. 52 min. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack on Child Nutrition Programs ; Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack talked about child nutrition programs. He urged Congress to ... Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack talked about child nutrition programs. He urged Congress to not only reauthorize but also strengthen the school breakfast and lunch standards in the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010. Following he speech he was interviewed by Neera Tanden and answered questions from audience members. 8:30 pm ET Approx. 1 hr. 13 min. Book Discussion on The Oregon Trail Rinker Buck talked about his book, The Oregon Trail: A New American Journey, about the ... Rinker Buck talked about his book, The Oregon Trail: A New American Journey, about the importance of the Oregon Trail, the 2,000 mile road that runs through six states from Missouri to the Pacific coast. Mr. Buck and his brother made the journey using a covered wagon and three mules. It took them four months. 4:00 am ET Approx. 55 min. Appointment in Tokyo This 1945 U.S. Army Signal Corps film documents the course of World War II in the Pacific theater, ... This 1945 U.S. Army Signal Corps film documents the course of World War II in the Pacific theater, from the Japanese invasion of the Philippines through the surrender ceremony on board the USS Missouri on September 2, 1945.
3:57 am ET Approx. 1 hr. 52 min. Diabetes Research Medical professionals from the National Institutes of Health and the University of Missouri as ... Medical professionals from the National Institutes of Health and the University of Missouri as well as diabetes patients and advocates testified on diabetes research and funding efforts. Committee members and witnesses urged for coverage of new continuous glucose monitoring devices under the Medicare program.

Delegates from the JDRF (formerly the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation) attended the hearing.
10:00 pm ET Approx. 54 min. After Words with Kathryn Edin ; Kathryn Edin talked about her book, $2.00 a Day: Living on Almost Nothing in America, about ... Kathryn Edin talked about her book, $2.00 a Day: Living on Almost Nothing in America, about her recent findings on poverty in the United States. In her book, Professor Edin profiles families from Chicago to Appalachia to the Mississippi Delta, and reports that a growing number of American families are surviving on virtually no income. She spoke about how and why the number of American families living on $2.00 per day per person has grown to 1.5 million American households, including about 3 million children. She was interviewed by Representative Gwen Moore (D-WI). 4:59 am ET Approx. 1 hr. Truman and the Pacific War ; Richard Thornton talked about President Truman’s decision to drop the atomic bomb on ... Richard Thornton talked about President Truman’s decision to drop the atomic bomb on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Japan. He spoke about the diplomatic relations between the U.S. and the Soviet Union, and the promises President Roosevelt made during the Yalta conference. 

“Truman and the Pacific War Endgame” was a portion of “Endgame: August 1945 in Asia and the Pacific,” a symposium hosted by the Institute for the Study of Strategy and Politics.
5:53 am ET Approx. 23 min. Secretary Ashton Carter at the American Legion Convention Defense Secretary Ashton Carter addressed the American Legion 97th National Convention at the ... Defense Secretary Ashton Carter addressed the American Legion 97th National Convention at the Baltimore Convention Center. He spoke about the importance of supporting veterans and defense issues including the nuclear deal with Iran and defeating *ISIL.

*The Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) or the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS or DAISH/DAESH in Arabic), is a militant group that has called itself the Islamic State.
11:00 pm ET Approx. 57 min. Book Discussion on American Contempt for Liberty ; Walter Williams talked about his book American Contempt for Liberty, a collection of essays ... Walter Williams talked about his book American Contempt for Liberty, a collection of essays on such topics as the Constitution, politics, race, education, the environment, and international affairs. 6:01 am ET Approx. 29 min. Archaeology at Jamestown Fort ; ; In 1994 archaeologist and historian Bill Kelso discovered the original 1607 English settlement at ... In 1994 archaeologist and historian Bill Kelso discovered the original 1607 English settlement at Jamestown, Virginia. Since the find, the Jamestown Rediscovery archeological project has unearthed some 1.5 million artifacts, including many skeletons of the settlers. Mr. Kelso, who is director of research and interpretation for the private, non-profit project, gave an “in the trenches” tour of the digging sites as he talked about the history of James Fort and the archeological project.
6:17 am ET Approx. 15 min. Former Secretary Chuck Hagel at the American Legion Convention Former Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel addressed the American Legion 97th National Convention at the ... Former Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel addressed the American Legion 97th National Convention at the Baltimore Convention Center after being awarded the Distinguished Service Medal. He spoke about the importance of the Legion’s work supporting veterans, molding the youth, and maintaining the world order established after World War II. 12:00 am ET Approx. 9 hr. 2015 National Book Festival Book TV presented live coverage of the 15th annual National Book Festival, held at the Walter E. ... Book TV presented live coverage of the 15th annual National Book Festival, held at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C. 6:31 am ET Approx. 28 min. Jamestown Archaeology Lab Jamestown Island, Virginia, is on the James River about 35 miles from the Atlantic Ocean. In ... Jamestown Island, Virginia, is on the James River about 35 miles from the Atlantic Ocean. In 1994 archaeologists found evidence there of the original 1607 English settlement. Since then, the Jamestown Rediscovery Archaeology Project has unearthed more than a million artifacts. Bly Straube, head of conservation, gave a tour of the project’s archaeology and conservation labs to show how history is revealed through artifacts.
6:33 am ET Approx. 22 min. Secretary Robert McDonald at the American Legion Convention Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald addressed the American Legion 97th National Convention ... Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald addressed the American Legion 97th National Convention at the Baltimore Convention Center. He spoke about the importance of supporting veterans, especially homeless veterans, and progress made in handling the problems in the Veterans Health Administration. 12:00 am ET Approx. 45 min. Book Discussion on Capital Dames Cokie Roberts talked about her book Capital Dames: The civil War and the Women of ... Cokie Roberts talked about her book Capital Dames: The civil War and the Women of Washington, in which she looks at Washington, D.C., during the Civil War through the lives of women who lived and worked in the capital.

She spoke in the History Pavilion of the 15th annual National Book Festival, held at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C.
12:45 am ET Approx. 10 min. Interview with Jeanne Theoharis Jeanne Theoharis talked about her book The Rebellious Life of Mrs. Rosa Parks, in ... Jeanne Theoharis talked about her book The Rebellious Life of Mrs. Rosa Parks, in which she recounts the life of civil rights activist Rosa Parks. 

She was interviewed at the 15th annual National Book Festival, held at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C.
12:55 am ET Approx. 45 min. Book Discussion on The Quartet Joseph Ellis talked about his book, The Quartet: Orchestrating the Second American Revolution, ... Joseph Ellis talked about his book, The Quartet: Orchestrating the Second American Revolution, 1783-1789, about why America’s newly independent states opted into a centralized government following the American Revolution. 

He spoke with David Rubestein in the History Pavilion of the 15th annual National Book Festival, held at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C.
1:50 am ET Approx. 45 min. Book Discussion on The Train to Crystal City Jan Jarboe Russell talked about her book, The Train to Crystal City: FDR’s Secret ... Jan Jarboe Russell talked about her book, The Train to Crystal City: FDR’s Secret Prisoner Exchange Program and America’s Only Family Internment Camp During World War II, about a family internment camp based in Crystal City, Texas, during World War II.

She spoke in the History Pavilion of the 15th annual National Book Festival, held at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C.
2:35 am ET Approx. 40 min. Open Phones with David McCullough David McCullough talked about his book, The Wright Brothers, and responded to viewer ... David McCullough talked about his book, The Wright Brothers, and responded to viewer calls. He was interviewed at the 15th annual National Book Festival, held at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C.
3:20 am ET Approx. 40 min. Open Phones with Tom Brokaw Tom Brokaw talked about his book, A Lucky Life Interrupted: A Memoir of Hope, and responded ... Tom Brokaw talked about his book, A Lucky Life Interrupted: A Memoir of Hope, and responded to viewer calls.

He was interviewed at the 15th annual National Book Festival, held at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C.
4:05 am ET Approx. 30 min. Open Phones with Evan Thomas Evan Thomas talked about his book, Being Nixon: A Man Diveded, and responded to viewer ... Evan Thomas talked about his book, Being Nixon: A Man Diveded, and responded to viewer calls. 

He was interviewed at the 15th annual National Book Festival, held at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C.
4:35 am ET Approx. 45 min. Book Discussion on Age of Ambition Evan Osnos talked about his book Age of Ambition: Chasing Fortune, Truth and Faith in the New ... Evan Osnos talked about his book Age of Ambition: Chasing Fortune, Truth and Faith in the New China, in which he reports on China’s current political and social landscape. The book won the 2015 National Book Award in nonfiction.

He spoke in the History Pavilion of the 15th annual National Book Festival, held at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C.
5:20 am ET Approx. 30 min. Open Phones with Evan Osnos Evan Osnos talked about his book, Age of Ambition: Chasing Fortune, Truth and Faith in the New ... Evan Osnos talked about his book, Age of Ambition: Chasing Fortune, Truth and Faith in the New China, and responded to viewer calls.

He was interviewed at the 15th annual National Book Festival, held at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C.
5:55 am ET Approx. 30 min. Open Phones with Buzz Aldrin Buzz Aldrin talked about his book, Welcome to Mars: Making a Home on the Red Planet], and ... Buzz Aldrin talked about his book, Welcome to Mars: Making a Home on the Red Planet], and responded to viewer calls. 

He was interviewed at the 15th annual National Book Festival, held at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C.
6:25 am ET Approx. 45 min. Book Discussion on 1944 Jay Winik talked about his book 1944: FDR and the Year That Changed History, in which he ... Jay Winik talked about his book 1944: FDR and the Year That Changed History, in which he examines the political and military decisions that faced President Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1944.

He spoke in the History Pavilion of the 15th annual National Book Festival, held at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C.