C-SPAN Schedule

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7:00 am ET Approx. 45 min. LIVE Open Phones News headlines were read and telephone lines were open for viewer calls on news of the day. News headlines were read and telephone lines were open for viewer calls on news of the day. 6:30 am ET Approx. 43 min. Book Discussion on Another Great Day at Sea ; Geoff Dyer talked about his book, Another Great Day at Sea: Life Aboard the USS George H.W. ... Geoff Dyer talked about his book, Another Great Day at Sea: Life Aboard the USS George H.W. Bush, about his experiences while living aboard the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush. 

This event took place at the third annual San Antonio Book Festival, held on April 11, 2015, and was filmed in the auditorium of the San Antonio Central Library.
5:45 am ET Approx. 2 hr. 12 min. Ronald Reagan Symposium, Panel 2 President Ronald Reagan’s “Washington Abbey” speech, in which Reagan addressed ... President Ronald Reagan’s “Washington Abbey” speech, in which Reagan addressed the British Parliament about the Soviet threat, was shown. Then, panelists talked about President Reagan’s role in defeating the Communists and winning the Cold War. They spoke about President Reagan’s attempts to negotiate with Russian Premier Mikhail Gorbachev, his role as a humanitarian, and the policy differences between Reagan and his predecessor, President Richard Nixon.

“Democratic Revolution? Challenges to Fostering Global Freedom” was the theme of Regent University’s 2015 Ronald Reagan Symposium.
7:00 am ET Approx. 3 hr. LIVE Washington Journal Program 4/25/3015 Live daily at 7 a.m. ET, “Washington Journal” is a forum for leading journalists and ... Live daily at 7 a.m. ET, “Washington Journal” is a forum for leading journalists and public policy makers to discuss key events and legislation. 7:15 am ET Approx. 38 min. Book Discussion on Ashley's War ; Gayle Lemmon talked about her book, Ashley’s War: The Untold Story of a Team of Women ... Gayle Lemmon talked about her book, Ashley’s War: The Untold Story of a Team of Women Soldiers on the Special Ops Battlefield, about the U.S. Army Special Operations Command’s Cultural Support Teams, a program which puts women on the battlefield with Army Rangers, Green Berets, Navy SEALs, and other special operations teams that conduct culturally sensitive missions in Afghanistan that require contact with women and children. Ms. Lemmon said that while officially banned from combat, the women who join these Cultural Support Teams see plenty of it. 8:00 am ET Approx. 1 hr. 13 min. World War II Victory in Europe 70th Anniversary Ceremony Dignitaries and veterans commemorated the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II in Europe at ... Dignitaries and veterans commemorated the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II in Europe at a ceremony at the National World War II Memorial in Washington, D.C. Speakers included White House National Security Adviser Susan Rice and author and World War II historian Alex Kershaw. The ceremony was followed by a flyover by dozens of World War II aircraft. May 8, 1945, marked the formal acceptance by the Allied forces of Germany’s unconditional surrender.
7:00 am ET Approx. 1 hr. 3 min. Community Policing and Baltimore Protests Panelists talked about lessons learned from the unrest in Baltimore following the death of Freddie ... Panelists talked about lessons learned from the unrest in Baltimore following the death of Freddie Gray while in police custody. Topics included ways to improve community policing, possible congressional legislation on employment programs, police body cameras. ways to improve community policing, poverty in Baltimore and other American cities. 7:56 am ET Approx. 3 min. Books by Presidential Candidates A list of books written by 18 announced and potential 2016 presidential candidates was shown. A list of books written by 18 announced and potential 2016 presidential candidates was shown. 9:13 am ET Approx. 46 min. World War II Victory in Europe 70th Anniversary Flyover Dozens of World War II aircraft participated in a flyover following a ceremony commemorating the ... Dozens of World War II aircraft participated in a flyover following a ceremony commemorating the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II in Europe. The aircraft flew in 15 separate formations representing the major battles of World War II, from Pearl Harbor through the final air assault on Japan, and concluded with a “missing man” formation.  May 8, 1945, marked the formal acceptance by the Allied forces of Germany’s unconditional surrender.
7:45 am ET Approx. 45 min. LIVE Veterans' and Military Issues ; Bill Rausch talked about issues affecting veterans, including employment and mental health, as ... Bill Rausch talked about issues affecting veterans, including employment and mental health, as well as the Department of Veterans Affairs under the leadership of Secretary Robert McDonald. 7:59 am ET Approx. 29 min. Communicators with TJ Kennedy ; ; T.J. Kennedy, acting executive director of First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet), talked ... T.J. Kennedy, acting executive director of First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet), talked about the various aspects of constructing a national first responder communications network. 10:00 am ET Approx. 31 min. Two Down and One to Go! Produced for service men and women after the defeat of Nazi Germany on May 8, 1945, this ... Produced for service men and women after the defeat of Nazi Germany on May 8, 1945, this educational film explains in detail the plan to defeat Japan, and how military officials determined who stayed in the service for the war in the Pacific. The film was hosted by General George Marshall and other military officials.
8:30 am ET Approx. 45 min. LIVE Legacy of the Vietnam War ; ; Marvin and Deborah Kalb, co-authors of Haunting Legacy: Vietnam and the American Presidency ... Marvin and Deborah Kalb, co-authors of Haunting Legacy: Vietnam and the American Presidency from Ford to Obama, talked about the 40th anniversary of the Vietnam War and the conflict’s impact on politics, policy, and the role of Congress and the presidency. 8:30 am ET Approx. 1 hr. 16 min. Book Discussion on The Negotiator ; Former Senator George Mitchell (D-ME) talked about his memoir, The Negotiator, about his ... Former Senator George Mitchell (D-ME) talked about his memoir, The Negotiator, about his life, political career, and post-Senate service as a diplomat, investigator, and chairman of the Walt Disney Company. 10:34 am ET Approx. 18 min. American Citizens in Hiroshima and Nagasaki ; Professor Naoko Wake, co-author of Hiroshima/Nagasaki Beyond the Ocean, talked about Asian ... Professor Naoko Wake, co-author of Hiroshima/Nagasaki Beyond the Ocean, talked about Asian American citizens living in Japan during World War II when atomic bombs were dropped on the cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. 

She was interviewed at the Organization of American Historians 2015 annual meeting in St. Louis, Missouri.
9:15 am ET Approx. 45 min. LIVE Open Phones, Part 2 Telephone lines were open for viewer calls on news of the day. Telephone lines were open for viewer calls on news of the day. 9:49 am ET Approx. 5 min. After Words with Peter Slevin ; Peter Slevin talked about his book, Michelle Obama: A Life, about the life of the first ... Peter Slevin talked about his book, Michelle Obama: A Life, about the life of the first lady from childhood through the White House. Mr. Slevin was interviewed by Cassandra Clayton, broadcast lecturer at the University of Maryland’s Philip Merrill College of Journalism. 10:53 am ET Approx. 3 min. Traveling Blacksmith Forge John Baronich demonstrated his reconstructed blacksmith forge on wheels, built over the course of ... John Baronich demonstrated his reconstructed blacksmith forge on wheels, built over the course of two years using plans from the 1860s provided by the National Archives. Scenes of a gun stacking surrender ceremony at Appomattox National Historical Park were also shown while Chris Roberts talked about the value of living history.
10:02 am ET Approx. 50 min. Congressional Gold Medal Ceremony for Doolittle Tokyo Raiders House and Senate leaders held a ceremony to award the Congressional Gold Medal in honor of the ... House and Senate leaders held a ceremony to award the Congressional Gold Medal in honor of the Doolittle Tokyo Raiders, a volunteer unit that conducted the first air raid on Japan during World War II. Lieutenant Colonel Richard Cole (Ret.), one of the two surviving Doolittle Raiders, participated with a pre-recorded video message. 9:56 am ET Approx. 1 min. Summer Reading with Representative Doug Collins Representative Doug Collins (R-GA) answered the question “What are you reading this ... Representative Doug Collins (R-GA) answered the question “What are you reading this summer?” He was interviewed on Capitol Hill. 10:57 am ET Approx. 1 min. 1975 NBC News Special Report on Communist Saigon This May 26, 1975, NBC News Special Report documents the April 30, 1975, capture of Saigon, ... This May 26, 1975, NBC News Special Report documents the April 30, 1975, capture of Saigon, Vietnam, by communist forces, as well as events in Vietnam’s capital city in the weeks following the end of the Vietnam War.
11:00 am ET Approx. 1 hr. LIVE National Memorial Day Observance President Obama laid a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier to commemorate Memorial ... President Obama laid a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier to commemorate Memorial Day. Then, he spoke at a remembrance ceremony at the Memorial Amphitheater at Arlington National Cemetery. 10:00 am ET Approx. 59 min. Book Discussion on Cheated ; ; Jay Smith and Mary Willingham talked about their book Cheated: The UNC Scandal, the Education ... Jay Smith and Mary Willingham talked about their book Cheated: The UNC Scandal, the Education of Athletes, and the Future of Big-Time College Sports. In the book, they report on two decades of academic fraud at the University of North Carolina, where student-athletes were given fake or “paper classes” to artificially boost their grade point averages. The authors examine the inner-workings of the fraudulent system, the role university officials played, and the $16 billion college sports industry. 10:59 am ET Approx. 9 min. Leslie Swift Interview Leslie Swift, chief of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum film, oral history, and ... Leslie Swift, chief of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum film, oral history, and recorded sound branch, talked about the origins and purposes of the museum’s oral history collection.
12:04 pm ET Approx. 1 hr. 56 min. George W. Bush Presidency and Counterterrorism Former officials who served under President George W. Bush talked about the administration’s ... Former officials who served under President George W. Bush talked about the administration’s approach to combating terror and the so-called “Bush Doctrine” of unilaterally pursuing U.S. military interests. Following the officials' remarks, journalists and authors provided their perspectives on the Bush administration’s response following the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon. 

This was part of a three-day conference hosted by Hofstra University on administration of the 43rd president.
11:00 am ET Approx. 1 hr. Book Discussion on The Story Judith Miller talked about her book, The Story: A Reporter’s Journey, about her ... Judith Miller talked about her book, The Story: A Reporter’s Journey, about her career at the New York Times, her reporting on weapons of mass destruction leading up to the Iraq War, and going to prison to protect her source. 11:09 am ET Approx. 53 min. Kurt Klein Oral History Interview Kurt Klein talked about his early life in Germany, the rise of Nazi persecution of the Jews, his ... Kurt Klein talked about his early life in Germany, the rise of Nazi persecution of the Jews, his escape to the United States and his family’s efforts to rescue his parents, who ultimately perished at the Auschwitz concentration camp. He also spoke about how, as an interrogator for the U.S. Army, he questioned Adolf Hitler’s driver, who described the German leader’s final days.

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.
2:00 pm ET Approx. 1 min. B-Roll - Vietnam Memorial 12:00 pm ET Approx. 49 min. Book Discussion on A Higher Standard ; General Ann Dunwoody (Retired) talked about her book A Higher Standard: Leadership Strategies ... General Ann Dunwoody (Retired) talked about her book A Higher Standard: Leadership Strategies from America’s First Female Four-Star General, in which she recalls her life and military career. 12:03 pm 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
2:03 pm ET Approx. 1 hr. 25 min. Food as a Human Right Two justice advocates and authors talked about food justice and the basic human right to healthy ... Two justice advocates and authors talked about food justice and the basic human right to healthy food both in the U.S. and around the world. 

“The Human Right to Food” was part of a conference sponsored by the Harvard Food Law Society and the Food Literacy Project held at Harvard Law School in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
12:53 pm ET Approx. 4 min. Summer Reading with Representative Dave Brat Representative Dave Brat answered the question “What are you reading this summer?” He ... Representative Dave Brat answered the question “What are you reading this summer?” He was interviewed on Capitol Hill. 1:59 pm ET Approx. 1 hr. 25 min. Fall of Saigon South Vietnamese people who resettled in Kentucky after the Vietnam war recounted their memories ... South Vietnamese people who resettled in Kentucky after the Vietnam war recounted their memories of the conflict and their escape from the country following the fall of Saigon.

“Unheard Tales of the Vietnam War: A South Vietnamese Perspective From Kentucky” was panel discussion held on March 31, 2015, at the Ekstrom Library on the Belknap campus of the University of Louisville.
3:28 pm ET Approx. 50 min. National Memorial Day Observance President Obama laid a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier to commemorate Memorial ... President Obama laid a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier to commemorate Memorial Day. Then, he spoke at a remembrance ceremony at the Memorial Amphitheater at Arlington National Cemetery. 1:00 pm ET Approx. 55 min. Panel Discussion on Terrorism ; ; Lieutenant Colonel John Nagl (Retired), author of Knife Fights: A Memoir of Modern War in ... Lieutenant Colonel John Nagl (Retired), author of Knife Fights: A Memoir of Modern War in Theory and Practice, and James Risen, author of Pay Any Price: Greed, Power, and Endless War, discussed terrorism.

“A Critique of the War on Terror” was a panel of the 2015 Annapolis Book Festival, hosted by the Key School Parents' Association and held on the Key School campus in Annapolis, Maryland. This panel took place in Katharine Hall.
3:25 pm ET Approx. 3 min. Books by Presidential Candidates A list of books written by 18 announced and potential 2016 presidential candidates was shown. A list of books written by 18 announced and potential 2016 presidential candidates was shown.
3:30 pm ET Approx. 1 hr. National Memorial Day Observance President Obama laid a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier to commemorate Memorial ... President Obama laid a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier to commemorate Memorial Day. Then, he spoke at a remembrance ceremony at the Memorial Amphitheater at Arlington National Cemetery. 2:00 pm ET Approx. 53 min. Open Phones with Ben Shapiro ; Ben Shapiro, author of The People Vs. Barack Obama: The Criminal Case Against the Obama ... Ben Shapiro, author of The People Vs. Barack Obama: The Criminal Case Against the Obama Administration, talked about his book and responded to viewer calls.

He was interviewed at the 2015 Los Angeles Times Festival of Books on the campus of the University of Southern California.
3:30 pm ET Approx. 22 min. The Eruption of Mount St. Helens This 1981 U.S. Forest Service film documents the May 18th, 1980, earthquake at Mount ... This 1981 U.S. Forest Service film documents the May 18th, 1980, earthquake at Mount St. Helens, in the Cascade Range of Washington state, which caused a volcanic eruption that killed 57 people and destroyed almost 150 square miles of forest.
4:26 pm ET Approx. 48 min. Legacy of the Vietnam War ; ; Marvin and Deborah Kalb, co-authors of Haunting Legacy: Vietnam and the American Presidency ... Marvin and Deborah Kalb, co-authors of Haunting Legacy: Vietnam and the American Presidency from Ford to Obama, talked about the 40th anniversary of the Vietnam War and the conflict’s impact on politics, policy, and the role of Congress and the presidency. 2:56 pm ET Approx. 2 min. Summer Reading with Representative Brian Babin Representative Brian Babin (R-TX) answered the question “What are you reading this ... Representative Brian Babin (R-TX) answered the question “What are you reading this summer?” 3:53 pm ET Approx. 14 min. Book Discussion on The Enduring Seminoles Patsy West, author of The Enduring Seminoles: From alligator Wrestling to Casino Gaming, ... Patsy West, author of The Enduring Seminoles: From alligator Wrestling to Casino Gaming, talked about the history and culture of the Seminole Indian tribe. She spoke about the Seminole Wars and how the tribe has maintained its culture.

C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles (LCVs) made a stop in their “2015 LCV Cities Tour” in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, from March 19-22 to feature the history and literary life of the community. Working with the Comcast Cable 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 BookTV on C-SPAN2.
4:30 pm ET Approx. 45 min. Legacy of the Vietnam War ; ; Marvin and Deborah Kalb, co-authors of Haunting Legacy: Vietnam and the American Presidency ... Marvin and Deborah Kalb, co-authors of Haunting Legacy: Vietnam and the American Presidency from Ford to Obama, talked about the 40th anniversary of the Vietnam War and the conflict’s impact on politics, policy, and the role of Congress and the presidency. 3:00 pm ET Approx. 3 hr. In Depth with Walter Isaacson ; Walter Isaacson talked about his life and career, as well as his books, which include ... Walter Isaacson talked about his life and career, as well as his books, which include Einstein, Benjamin Franklin, Steve Jobs, Kissinger, and The Innovators. He also responded to viewer comments and questions. 

Mr. Isaacson is the chief executive officer of the Aspen Institute. He is also the former chair and CEO of CNN and editor of Time, and served as chair of the Broadcasting Board of Governors.
4:10 pm ET Approx. 59 min. Interpreting the African-American Experience ; ; Historical interpreters Nicole Moore and Bill Radcliffe described what it would have been like to ... Historical interpreters Nicole Moore and Bill Radcliffe described what it would have been like to be a female slave and a member of the U.S. Colored Troops during the Civil War. They talked about some of the decisions each would have faced and what factors may have influenced them. They also discussed how they prepare to portray slaver and the research that goes into their roles.

“The Last Campaign in Tennessee” was a 2014 signature event of the Tennessee Civil War Sesquicentennial Committee. It was held in The Factory to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the 1864 Battle of Franklin.
5:15 pm ET Approx. 1 hr. 15 min. Digital Future ; Virtual reality pioneer Jaron Lanier and artificial intelligence technologist Sebastian Thrun ... Virtual reality pioneer Jaron Lanier and artificial intelligence technologist Sebastian Thrun talked about the work of Douglas Engelbart, an early computer and internet engineer who invented the computer mouse and helped develop hypertext and networked computers. 6:00 pm ET Approx. 1 hr. 7 min. Book Discussion on Preparing for Contact Professor George Michael talked about his book Preparing for Contact, in which he ... Professor George Michael talked about his book Preparing for Contact, in which he investigates the possibility of extraterrestrial life existing in the universe, the additional possibility of there eventually being contact between extraterrestrials and humans, and whether contact would be a good or a bad thing. 5:10 pm ET Approx. 1 hr. 16 min. President Lincoln's Assassination David Reynolds, editor of Lincoln’s Selected Writings, talked about actor John Wilkes ... David Reynolds, editor of Lincoln’s Selected Writings, talked about actor John Wilkes Booth, who assassinated President Lincoln as the Civil War came to an end in April 1865.
6:31 pm ET Approx. 1 hr. 25 min. Recovering Wasted Food Food activists talked about hunger and wasted food in the U.S., and their efforts to increase food ... Food activists talked about hunger and wasted food in the U.S., and their efforts to increase food recovery. Speakers included the former president of Trader Joe’s who opened a store that sells food past its “sell-by” date.

“Recovering Wasted Food” was part of a conference sponsored by the Harvard Food Law Society and the Food Literacy Project and held in Cambridge, Massachusetts at Harvard University.
7:15 pm ET Approx. 38 min. Book Discussion on Ashley's War ; Gayle Lemmon talked about her book, Ashley’s War: The Untold Story of a Team of Women ... Gayle Lemmon talked about her book, Ashley’s War: The Untold Story of a Team of Women Soldiers on the Special Ops Battlefield, about the U.S. Army Special Operations Command’s Cultural Support Teams, a program which puts women on the battlefield with Army Rangers, Green Berets, Navy SEALs, and other special operations teams that conduct culturally sensitive missions in Afghanistan that require contact with women and children. Ms. Lemmon said that while officially banned from combat, the women who join these Cultural Support Teams see plenty of it. 6:27 pm ET Approx. 2 min. The Eruption of Mount St. Helens This 1981 U.S. Forest Service film documents the May 18th, 1980, earthquake at Mount ... This 1981 U.S. Forest Service film documents the May 18th, 1980, earthquake at Mount St. Helens, in the Cascade Range of Washington state, which caused a volcanic eruption that killed 57 people and destroyed almost 150 square miles of forest.
8:00 pm ET Approx. 1 hr. National Memorial Day Observance President Obama laid a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier to commemorate Memorial ... President Obama laid a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier to commemorate Memorial Day. Then, he spoke at a remembrance ceremony at the Memorial Amphitheater at Arlington National Cemetery. 7:54 pm ET Approx. 1 min. Summer Reading with Representative Doug Collins Representative Doug Collins (R-GA) answered the question “What are you reading this ... Representative Doug Collins (R-GA) answered the question “What are you reading this summer?” He was interviewed on Capitol Hill. 6:30 pm ET Approx. 27 min. Grand Review Parade Civil War living historians and re-enactors recreated a May 1865 parade of the Grand Army of the ... Civil War living historians and re-enactors recreated a May 1865 parade of the Grand Army of the Republic down Pennsylvania Avenue from the U.S. Capitol to Freedom Plaza near the White House. Participants included groups representing the U.S. Colored Troops and descendants of these troops who were not permitted to march in the original parade 150 years ago.
9:00 pm ET Approx. 2 min. Senator Johnny Isakson on Memorial Day Senate Veterans Affairs Committee Chairman Johnny Isakson (R-GA) said that on the eve of Memorial ... Senate Veterans Affairs Committee Chairman Johnny Isakson (R-GA) said that on the eve of Memorial Day, senators should pause from debate on contentious issues to say a prayer for the men and women in uniform who have sacrificed and given their lives for America’s freedoms. 7:55 pm ET Approx. 5 min. George Mitchell, "The Negotiator" 6:58 pm ET Approx. 1 hr. Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass ; ; Two actors read the letters and diaries of Civil War leaders Abraham Lincoln and Frederick ... Two actors read the letters and diaries of Civil War leaders Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass and explore the relationship between the two men. Although the two men met on a handful of occasions, they never publically argued their views on slavery, the war, or racial politics. Actors Stephen Lang and Norm Lewis assumed the roles of Lincoln and Douglass during this imagined debate and historian Harold Holzer moderated.
9:03 pm ET Approx. 22 min. New Member of Congress, Representative Lee Zeldin Representative Lee Zeldin (R-NY) talked about his role as a new member of Congress. Prior to his ... Representative Lee Zeldin (R-NY) talked about his role as a new member of Congress. Prior to his victory over incumbent Tim Bishop (D-NY), Representative Zeldin served in the New York State Senate and was deployed to Iraq in 2006. 8:01 pm ET Approx. 29 min. Communicators with TJ Kennedy ; ; T.J. Kennedy, acting executive director of First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet), talked ... T.J. Kennedy, acting executive director of First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet), talked about the various aspects of constructing a national first responder communications network. 8:00 pm ET Approx. 1 hr. 13 min. World War II Victory in Europe 70th Anniversary Ceremony Dignitaries and veterans commemorated the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II in Europe at ... Dignitaries and veterans commemorated the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II in Europe at a ceremony at the National World War II Memorial in Washington, D.C. Speakers included White House National Security Adviser Susan Rice and author and World War II historian Alex Kershaw. The ceremony was followed by a flyover by dozens of World War II aircraft. May 8, 1945, marked the formal acceptance by the Allied forces of Germany’s unconditional surrender.
9:26 pm ET Approx. 20 min. New Member of Congress, Representative Mark Takai Representative Mark Takai (D-HI) talked about his role as a new member of ... Representative Mark Takai (D-HI) talked about his role as a new member of Congress. Representative Takai serves in the Hawaii Army National Guard. He spoke about his experiences as a member of Congress, and the unique qualities of the Hawaii delegation. 8:30 pm ET Approx. 59 min. After Words with Peter Slevin ; Peter Slevin talked about his book, Michelle Obama: A Life, about the life of the first ... Peter Slevin talked about his book, Michelle Obama: A Life, about the life of the first lady from childhood through the White House. Mr. Slevin was interviewed by Cassandra Clayton, broadcast lecturer at the University of Maryland’s Philip Merrill College of Journalism. 9:14 pm ET Approx. 46 min. World War II Victory in Europe 70th Anniversary Flyover Dozens of World War II aircraft participated in a flyover following a ceremony commemorating the ... Dozens of World War II aircraft participated in a flyover following a ceremony commemorating the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II in Europe. The aircraft flew in 15 separate formations representing the major battles of World War II, from Pearl Harbor through the final air assault on Japan, and concluded with a “missing man” formation.  May 8, 1945, marked the formal acceptance by the Allied forces of Germany’s unconditional surrender.
9:48 pm ET Approx. 20 min. New Member of Congress, Representative Mike Bost Representative Mike Bost (R-IL) talked about his role as a new member of ... Representative Mike Bost (R-IL) talked about his role as a new member of Congress. Representative Bost is a former Marine, volunteer firefighter, and owns a beauty shop with his wife. He spoke about his time in the Illinois state legislature, his impressions of Washington, D.C., and his reasons for serving. 12:00 am ET Approx. 58 min. Book Discussion on And the Good News Is... ; Dana Perino talked about her book And the Good News Is...: Lessons and Advice from the Bright ... Dana Perino talked about her book And the Good News Is...: Lessons and Advice from the Bright Side, in which she recounts her path to the White House, her tenure in the Bush administration, and her life thereafter. 10:01 pm ET Approx. 29 min. 1975 NBC News Special Report on Communist Saigon This May 26, 1975, NBC News Special Report documents the April 30, 1975, capture of Saigon, ... This May 26, 1975, NBC News Special Report documents the April 30, 1975, capture of Saigon, Vietnam, by communist forces, as well as events in Vietnam’s capital city in the weeks following the end of the Vietnam War.
10:08 pm ET Approx. 20 min. New Member of Congress, Representative Bonnie Watson Coleman Representative Bonnie Watson Coleman (D-NJ) talked about her role as a new member of ... Representative Bonnie Watson Coleman (D-NJ) talked about her role as a new member of Congress. She’s the first African-American woman to serve in the New Jersey delegation. She spoke about her experiences so far as a member of Congress, and her efforts to make progress on issues such as gun control. 1:00 am ET Approx. 55 min. Panel Discussion on Terrorism ; ; Lieutenant Colonel John Nagl (Retired), author of Knife Fights: A Memoir of Modern War in ... Lieutenant Colonel John Nagl (Retired), author of Knife Fights: A Memoir of Modern War in Theory and Practice, and James Risen, author of Pay Any Price: Greed, Power, and Endless War, discussed terrorism.

“A Critique of the War on Terror” was a panel of the 2015 Annapolis Book Festival, hosted by the Key School Parents' Association and held on the Key School campus in Annapolis, Maryland. This panel took place in Katharine Hall.
10:30 pm ET Approx. 18 min. American Citizens in Hiroshima and Nagasaki ; Professor Naoko Wake, co-author of Hiroshima/Nagasaki Beyond the Ocean, talked about Asian ... Professor Naoko Wake, co-author of Hiroshima/Nagasaki Beyond the Ocean, talked about Asian American citizens living in Japan during World War II when atomic bombs were dropped on the cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. 

She was interviewed at the Organization of American Historians 2015 annual meeting in St. Louis, Missouri.
10:29 pm ET Approx. 2 hr. 8 min. George W. Bush Presidency and Afghanistan and Iraq Wars Former George W. Bush administration officials and journalists gave their perspectives on the ... Former George W. Bush administration officials and journalists gave their perspectives on the incentives for waging war in Iraq and Afghanistan following the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. Speakers included former Veterans Affairs Secretary James Nicholson and New York Times chief White House correspondent Peter Baker, who is the author of Days of Fire: Bush and Cheney in the White House.

This event was part of a series of discussions held during a three-day Hofstra University conference examining the policies and initiatives of the George W. Bush administration.
1:56 am ET Approx. 3 min. Books by Presidential Candidates A list of books written by 18 announced and potential 2016 presidential candidates was shown. A list of books written by 18 announced and potential 2016 presidential candidates was shown. 10:50 pm ET Approx. 8 min. History of Port Everglades Glenn Wiltshire talked about the history of Port Everglades, one of south Florida’s largest ... Glenn Wiltshire talked about the history of Port Everglades, one of south Florida’s largest economic drivers and a gateway for international trade and cruise vacations. He spoke about how the port began in 1928, how it developed over time, and its impact on Broward Country, Florida.

C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles (LCVs) made a stop in their “2015 LCV Cities Tour” in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, from March 19-22 to feature the history and literary life of the community. Working with the Comcast Cable 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 BookTV on C-SPAN2.
12:37 am ET Approx. 1 hr. National Memorial Day Observance President Obama laid a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier to commemorate Memorial ... President Obama laid a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier to commemorate Memorial Day. Then, he spoke at a remembrance ceremony at the Memorial Amphitheater at Arlington National Cemetery. 2:00 am ET Approx. 1 hr. 5 min. Book Discussion on The Law of the Land ; Akhil Reed Amar talked about his book, The Law of the Land: A Grand Tour of Our Constitutional ... Akhil Reed Amar talked about his book, The Law of the Land: A Grand Tour of Our Constitutional Republic, about the way geography impacts the way the American Constitution is interpreted and the way state constitutions have been shaped. Professor Reed was interviewed by National Constitution Center’s Jeffrey Rosen. 11:00 pm ET Approx. 1 hr. Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass ; ; Two actors read the letters and diaries of Civil War leaders Abraham Lincoln and Frederick ... Two actors read the letters and diaries of Civil War leaders Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass and explore the relationship between the two men. Although the two men met on a handful of occasions, they never publically argued their views on slavery, the war, or racial politics. Actors Stephen Lang and Norm Lewis assumed the roles of Lincoln and Douglass during this imagined debate and historian Harold Holzer moderated.
1:37 am ET Approx. 22 min. New Member of Congress, Representative Lee Zeldin Representative Lee Zeldin (R-NY) talked about his role as a new member of Congress. Prior to his ... Representative Lee Zeldin (R-NY) talked about his role as a new member of Congress. Prior to his victory over incumbent Tim Bishop (D-NY), Representative Zeldin served in the New York State Senate and was deployed to Iraq in 2006. 3:00 am ET Approx. 23 min. Book Discussion on Our Lost Constitution ; Senator Mike Lee (R-UT) talked about his book Our Lost Constitution: The Willful Subversion of ... Senator Mike Lee (R-UT) talked about his book Our Lost Constitution: The Willful Subversion of America’s Founding Document, in which he examines portions of the U.S. Constitution that he argues are currently diminished, including the Fourth Amendment’s protection against unreasonable search and seizures and the Origination Clause, which states that all tax bills must originate in the House of Representatives. Senator Lee spoke with Matt Kibbe, president and CEO of FreedomWorks. 12:01 am ET Approx. 27 min. Grand Review Parade Civil War living historians and re-enactors recreated a May 1865 parade of the Grand Army of the ... Civil War living historians and re-enactors recreated a May 1865 parade of the Grand Army of the Republic down Pennsylvania Avenue from the U.S. Capitol to Freedom Plaza near the White House. Participants included groups representing the U.S. Colored Troops and descendants of these troops who were not permitted to march in the original parade 150 years ago.
2:00 am ET Approx. 20 min. New Member of Congress, Representative Mark Takai Representative Mark Takai (D-HI) talked about his role as a new member of ... Representative Mark Takai (D-HI) talked about his role as a new member of Congress. Representative Takai serves in the Hawaii Army National Guard. He spoke about his experiences as a member of Congress, and the unique qualities of the Hawaii delegation. 3:30 am ET Approx. 1 hr. 19 min. Panel Discussion on World War II and the Holocaust Martin Goldsmith, author of Alex’s Wake: The Tragic Voyage of the St. Louis to Flee ... Martin Goldsmith, author of Alex’s Wake: The Tragic Voyage of the St. Louis to Flee Nazi Germany, and a Grandson’s Journey of Love and Remembrance, Glenn Kurtz, author of Three Minutes in Poland: Discovering a Lost World in a 1938 Family Film, Eric Lichtblau, author of The Nazis Next Door: How America Became a Safe Haven for Hitler’s Men, and Sarah Wildman, author of Paper Love: Searching for the Girl My Grandfather Left Behind, talked about World War II and the Holocaust. Glenn Kurtz showed video clips.

“Remembering the Holocaust: Stories of Discovery, Survival, Love, and Betrayal” was a panel of the 2015 Annapolis Book Festival, hosted by the Key School Parents' Association and held on the Key School campus in Annapolis, Maryland. This panel took place in Katharine Hall.
12:30 am ET Approx. 1 hr. 16 min. President Lincoln's Assassination David Reynolds, editor of Lincoln’s Selected Writings, talked about actor John Wilkes ... David Reynolds, editor of Lincoln’s Selected Writings, talked about actor John Wilkes Booth, who assassinated President Lincoln as the Civil War came to an end in April 1865.
2:21 am ET Approx. 20 min. New Member of Congress, Representative Mike Bost Representative Mike Bost (R-IL) talked about his role as a new member of ... Representative Mike Bost (R-IL) talked about his role as a new member of Congress. Representative Bost is a former Marine, volunteer firefighter, and owns a beauty shop with his wife. He spoke about his time in the Illinois state legislature, his impressions of Washington, D.C., and his reasons for serving. 4:49 am ET Approx. 2 min. Summer Reading with Representative Thomas Massie Representative Thomas Massie (R-KY) answered the question “What are you reading this ... Representative Thomas Massie (R-KY) answered the question “What are you reading this summer?” He was interviewed on Capitol Hill. 1:47 am ET Approx. 59 min. Interpreting the African-American Experience ; ; Historical interpreters Nicole Moore and Bill Radcliffe described what it would have been like to ... Historical interpreters Nicole Moore and Bill Radcliffe described what it would have been like to be a female slave and a member of the U.S. Colored Troops during the Civil War. They talked about some of the decisions each would have faced and what factors may have influenced them. They also discussed how they prepare to portray slaver and the research that goes into their roles.

“The Last Campaign in Tennessee” was a 2014 signature event of the Tennessee Civil War Sesquicentennial Committee. It was held in The Factory to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the 1864 Battle of Franklin.
2:41 am ET Approx. 20 min. New Member of Congress, Representative Bonnie Watson Coleman Representative Bonnie Watson Coleman (D-NJ) talked about her role as a new member of ... Representative Bonnie Watson Coleman (D-NJ) talked about her role as a new member of Congress. She’s the first African-American woman to serve in the New Jersey delegation. She spoke about her experiences so far as a member of Congress, and her efforts to make progress on issues such as gun control. 4:52 am ET Approx. 6 min. In Depth with Jon Ronson ; Jon Ronson talked about his life and career and responded to viewer ... Jon Ronson talked about his life and career and responded to viewer questions. Mr. Ronson is the author of So You’ve Been Publicly Shamed, The Psychopath Test: A Journey Through the Madness Industry, and Them: Adventures with Extremists, among others. 2:48 am ET Approx. 9 min. Leslie Swift Interview Leslie Swift, chief of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum film, oral history, and ... Leslie Swift, chief of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum film, oral history, and recorded sound branch, talked about the origins and purposes of the museum’s oral history collection.
3:02 am ET Approx. 2 hr. 8 min. George W. Bush Presidency and Afghanistan and Iraq Wars Former George W. Bush administration officials and journalists gave their perspectives on the ... Former George W. Bush administration officials and journalists gave their perspectives on the incentives for waging war in Iraq and Afghanistan following the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. Speakers included former Veterans Affairs Secretary James Nicholson and New York Times chief White House correspondent Peter Baker, who is the author of Days of Fire: Bush and Cheney in the White House.

This event was part of a series of discussions held during a three-day Hofstra University conference examining the policies and initiatives of the George W. Bush administration.
4:58 am ET Approx. 1 min. Summer Reading with Bill Gates Bill Gates answered the question “What are you reading this summer?” with a list ... Bill Gates answered the question “What are you reading this summer?” with a list published in Vanity Fair. 2:57 am ET Approx. 53 min. Kurt Klein Oral History Interview Kurt Klein talked about his early life in Germany, the rise of Nazi persecution of the Jews, his ... Kurt Klein talked about his early life in Germany, the rise of Nazi persecution of the Jews, his escape to the United States and his family’s efforts to rescue his parents, who ultimately perished at the Auschwitz concentration camp. He also spoke about how, as an interrogator for the U.S. Army, he questioned Adolf Hitler’s driver, who described the German leader’s final days.

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.
5:00 am ET Approx. 57 min. Book Discussion on Is the American Century Over? ; Joseph Nye talked about his book Is the American Century Over?, in which he argues that ... Joseph Nye talked about his book Is the American Century Over?, in which he argues that while many predict China will replace the United States as the supreme global power, America’s military, economic, and soft power supremacy will continue for decades to come. 3:51 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
6:00 am ET Approx. 49 min. Book Discussion on A Higher Standard ; General Ann Dunwoody (Retired) talked about her book A Higher Standard: Leadership Strategies ... General Ann Dunwoody (Retired) talked about her book A Higher Standard: Leadership Strategies from America’s First Female Four-Star General, in which she recalls her life and military career. 5:47 am ET Approx. 11 min. History of Fort Lauderdale Keith Mitzner, author of Tom Bryan and Other Movers and Shapers of Early Fort Lauderdale, ... Keith Mitzner, author of Tom Bryan and Other Movers and Shapers of Early Fort Lauderdale, talked about the history of the city. Fort Lauderdale was named after Major William Lauderdale, who began building a series of forst in the area during the second Semiole War. The city was incorporated in 1911 and developed as an agricultural town. It was until later in the 20th century that it became a tourist destination.

C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles (LCVs) made a stop in their “2015 LCV Cities Tour” in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, from March 19-22 to feature the history and literary life of the community. Working with the Comcast Cable 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 BookTV on C-SPAN2.
6:50 am ET Approx. 5 min. After Words with Peter Slevin ; Peter Slevin talked about his book, Michelle Obama: A Life, about the life of the first ... Peter Slevin talked about his book, Michelle Obama: A Life, about the life of the first lady from childhood through the White House. Mr. Slevin was interviewed by Cassandra Clayton, broadcast lecturer at the University of Maryland’s Philip Merrill College of Journalism. 6:00 am ET Approx. 22 min. The Eruption of Mount St. Helens This 1981 U.S. Forest Service film documents the May 18th, 1980, earthquake at Mount ... This 1981 U.S. Forest Service film documents the May 18th, 1980, earthquake at Mount St. Helens, in the Cascade Range of Washington state, which caused a volcanic eruption that killed 57 people and destroyed almost 150 square miles of forest.
6:22 am ET Approx. 3 min. Books by Presidential Candidates A list of books written by 18 announced and potential 2016 presidential candidates was shown. A list of books written by 18 announced and potential 2016 presidential candidates was shown.
6:26 am ET Approx. 3 min. Grand Review Parade Civil War living historians and re-enactors recreated a May 1865 parade of the Grand Army of the ... Civil War living historians and re-enactors recreated a May 1865 parade of the Grand Army of the Republic down Pennsylvania Avenue from the U.S. Capitol to Freedom Plaza near the White House. Participants included groups representing the U.S. Colored Troops and descendants of these troops who were not permitted to march in the original parade 150 years ago.
6:30 am ET Approx. 1 hr. 25 min. Fall of Saigon South Vietnamese people who resettled in Kentucky after the Vietnam war recounted their memories ... South Vietnamese people who resettled in Kentucky after the Vietnam war recounted their memories of the conflict and their escape from the country following the fall of Saigon.

“Unheard Tales of the Vietnam War: A South Vietnamese Perspective From Kentucky” was panel discussion held on March 31, 2015, at the Ekstrom Library on the Belknap campus of the University of Louisville.