C-SPAN Schedule

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7:00 am ET Approx. 3 hr. LIVE Washington Journal Program 4/26/2015 Live daily at 7 a.m. ET, “Washington Journal” is a forum to discuss key events and ... Live daily at 7 a.m. ET, “Washington Journal” is a forum to discuss key events and legislation.  7:00 am ET Approx. 32 min. Book Discussion on They Are All My Family John Riordan talked about his book, They Are All My Family: A Daring Rescue in the Chaos of ... John Riordan talked about his book, They Are All My Family: A Daring Rescue in the Chaos of Saigon’s Fall, about his experience at Citibank’s Saigon branch during the final days of the Vietnam War. He talked about his strategy to help more than 100 Vietnamese staff members and their families escape, despite official U.S. policy, days before the fall of Saigon. 6:05 am ET Approx. 1 hr. 48 min. President Nixon's Foreign Policy Former members of President Nixon’s National Security Council talked about his foreign ... Former members of President Nixon’s National Security Council talked about his foreign policy. Topics include “Vietnamization,” the Paris Peace Accords, and foreign relations with China.
7:00 am ET Approx. 45 min. LIVE Open Phones News headlines were read and telephone lines were open for viewer comments on news of the ... News headlines were read and telephone lines were open for viewer comments on news of the day. Judy Kurtz also joined by phone to talk about the 2015 White House Correspondents' Association dinner. 7:30 am ET Approx. 24 min. Book Discussion on The Hero's Fight ; Patricia Fernandez-Kelly talked about her book The Hero’s Fight: African Americans in ... Patricia Fernandez-Kelly talked about her book The Hero’s Fight: African Americans in West Baltimore and the Shadow of the State, in which she looks at the way the urban poor in Baltimore are treated by the government. This interview is part of Book TV’s College Series. 7:54 am ET Approx. 5 min. April 1945 Universal Newsreel This April 23, 1945, Universal Newsreel report on the final days of war in Germany as U.S. and ... This April 23, 1945, Universal Newsreel report on the final days of war in Germany as U.S. and Russian forces moved towards a meeting included scenes of German prisoners, German civilians, and liberated concentration camps.
7:00 am ET Approx. 59 min. State Department Efficiency State Department Inspector General Steve Linick testified on ways to improve the ... State Department Inspector General Steve Linick testified on ways to improve the department’s efficiency and effectiveness, and the inspector general’s role in overseeing State Department operations. He said that there was increased pressure on his office following the September 11, 2012, terrorist attack on the U.S. diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya, which left four people dead, including U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stevens. 7:58 am ET Approx. 1 min. State Department Recommended Reading List The 2015 list of books recommended by the State Department was shown. The 2015 list of books recommended by the State Department was shown. 8:00 am ET Approx. 49 min. Senator Thomas Carper Oral History Interview ; ; Senator Thomas Carper (D-DE) talked about his experiences in the Vietnam War. Senator Carper ... Senator Thomas Carper (D-DE) talked about his experiences in the Vietnam War. Senator Carper was a naval flight officer during the war, and served in the National Reserve after the war as a P-3 aircraft mission commander until 1991. This oral history interview was conducted by David Winkler, historian for the Naval Historical Foundation, and David Taylor, curator for the Library of Congress.

This oral history interview took place on November 17, 2002, and is part of the Library of Congress Veterans History Project. Congress established the Veterans History Project in 2000 as part of the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress. The project collects oral histories from veterans around the country and makes them accessible to the public.
7:10 am ET Approx. 35 min. LIVE 2015 White House Correspondents' Association Dinner ; The Hill's Judy Kurtz joined by phone to talk about the 2015 White House Correspondents' ... The Hill's Judy Kurtz joined by phone to talk about the 2015 White House Correspondents' Association dinner. 8:00 am ET Approx. 1 hr. 29 min. Private Lives and Public Images of the First Ladies Susan Swain led a panel discussion on how the first ladies of the United States have tried to ... Susan Swain led a panel discussion on how the first ladies of the United States have tried to balance their families' private lives with public expectations of the first family. Topics included changing social expectations, public fascination, personal ambitions, and partnerships with their presidential spouses. Videos and images of first ladies were shown. Panelists included National First Ladies Library historian Carl Sferrazza Anthony, Howard University’s Edna Greene Medford, and journalists Krissah Thompson and Carl Cannon. Ms. Swain is the author of the C-SPAN book First Ladies: Presidential Historians on the Lives of 45 Iconic American Women. “First Ladies: Private Lives, Public Image” was held in the William G. McGowan Theater of the National Archives. 8:50 am ET Approx. 46 min. 1865 Person of the Year, Elizabeth Brown Pryor on Clara Barton ; Each year, Time magazine selects the person who had the most influence on events during the ... Each year, Time magazine selects the person who had the most influence on events during the preceding 12 months. Five historians were asked who they believed Time would have selected as the Person of the Year in 1865.

In this segment, Elizabeth Brown Pryor presented his argument for Clara Barton and responded to questions from members of the audience. During this segment the winner was also announced. 

The Museum of the Confederacy’s 2015 Symposium, cosponsored by the Library of Virginia and the American Civil War Center at Historic Tredegar, was held at the Library of Virginia.

This event took place about six weeks before Elizabeth Brown Pryor died in an April 13, 2015, car accident in Richmond, Virginia.
7:45 am ET Approx. 45 min. LIVE U.S. Aircraft Carrier off the Coast of Yemen ; Asher Orkaby talked about the U.S. aircraft carrier that is shadowing a convoy of Iranian cargo ... Asher Orkaby talked about the U.S. aircraft carrier that is shadowing a convoy of Iranian cargo ships off the Yemeni coast, as well as the latest in nuclear negotiations with Iran. 9:30 am ET Approx. 1 hr. 24 min. Book Discussion on ISIS Exposed Erick Stakelbeck talked about his book, ISIS Exposed: Beheadings, Slavery, and the Hellish ... Erick Stakelbeck talked about his book, ISIS Exposed: Beheadings, Slavery, and the Hellish Reality of Radical Islam, about the appeal of *ISIS in the Middle East and the threat the organization poses to Americans living in the United States. 

* The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), also known as the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), is a militant group that has called itself the Islamic State.
9:37 am ET Approx. 51 min. 1865 Person of the Year, A. Wilson Greene on Robert E. Lee ; Each year, Time magazine selects the person who had the most influence on events during the ... Each year, Time magazine selects the person who had the most influence on events during the preceding 12 months. Five historians were asked who they believed Time would have selected as the Person of the Year in 1865.

In this segment, A. Wilson Greene presented his argument for General Robert E. Lee and responded to questions from members of the audience.

“Person of the Year: 1865 Symposium” was sponsored by the American Civil War Museum and held at the Library of Virginia in Richmond.
8:30 am ET Approx. 45 min. LIVE 2016 Progressive Agenda ; Cenk Uygur talked about Hillary Clinton’s entry into the 2016 presidential race, the ... Cenk Uygur talked about Hillary Clinton’s entry into the 2016 presidential race, the progressive agenda, and the role progressives hope to play in the election. 10:55 am ET Approx. 1 min. Book Discussion on ISIS ; Hassan Hassan, co-author of ISIS: Inside the Army of Terror, talked about the rise and ... Hassan Hassan, co-author of ISIS: Inside the Army of Terror, talked about the rise and leadership of *ISIS in the Middle East. Mr. Hassan co-wrote the book with journalist Michael Weiss.

* The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), also known as the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), is a militant group that has called itself the Islamic State.
10:30 am ET Approx. 38 min. 1865 Person of the Year, Cassandra Newby-Alexander on Freed Blacks ; Each year, Time magazine selects the person who had the most influence on events during the ... Each year, Time magazine selects the person who had the most influence on events during the preceding 12 months. Five historians were asked who they believed Time would have selected as the Person of the Year in 1865.

In this segment, Cassandra Newby-Alexander presented her argument for the freed blacks and responded to questions from members of the audience.

“Person of the Year: 1865 Symposium” was sponsored by the American Civil War Museum and held at the Library of Virginia in Richmond.
9:15 am ET Approx. 45 min. LIVE Police Shootings in the U.S. ; Peter Moskos talked about efforts to provide data on the number of police shootings in the U.S., ... Peter Moskos talked about efforts to provide data on the number of police shootings in the U.S., as well as the race of those who are involved in these incidents. He also discussed how law enforcement responds following high-profile cases. 11:00 am ET Approx. 48 min. Book Discussion on So You've Been Publicly Shamed ; Jon Ronson talked about his book, So You’ve Been Publicly Shamed, about public ... Jon Ronson talked about his book, So You’ve Been Publicly Shamed, about public shaming in the Internet age and its impact on the lives of people who have been targeted. 11:09 am ET Approx. 38 min. 1865 Person of the Year, William Cooper on Jefferson Davis ; Each year, Time magazine selects the person who had the most influence on events during the ... Each year, Time magazine selects the person who had the most influence on events during the preceding 12 months. Five historians were asked who they believed Time would have selected as the Person of the Year in 1865.

In this segment, William Cooper presented his argument for Jefferson Davis and responded to questions from members of the audience.

“Person of the Year: 1865 Symposium” was sponsored by the American Civil War Museum and held at the Library of Virginia in Richmond.
10:00 am ET Approx. 30 min. Newsmakers with Senator Sherrod Brown ; ; Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) talked about U.S. trade policy, splits among both Democratic and ... Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) talked about U.S. trade policy, splits among both Democratic and Republican senators, as well as regulation of Wall Street financial institutions and the future of the Dodd-Frank law. Senator Brown was an opponent of the trade promotion authority bill passed that week by the Senate Finance Committee. Trade promotion authority, or “fast-track” authority, gives the president the ability to negotiate trade deals that Congress can approve or disapprove but cannot amend. 11:52 am ET Approx. 6 min. Book Discussion on Roosevelt and Stalin ; Susan Butler talked about her book, Roosevelt and Stalin: Portrait of a Partnership, about ... Susan Butler talked about her book, Roosevelt and Stalin: Portrait of a Partnership, about the relationship between President Franklin D. Roosevelt and the Soviet Union’s Joseph Stalin. In her book, the author reports that the two leaders, allies during World War II, developed an unexpected partnership. 11:48 am ET Approx. 43 min. 1865 Person of the Year, Robert Kenzer on Abraham Lincoln ; Each year, Time magazine selects the person who had the most influence on events during the ... Each year, Time magazine selects the person who had the most influence on events during the preceding 12 months. Five historians were asked who they believed Time would have selected as the Person of the Year in 1865.

In this segment, Robert Kenzer presented his argument for Abraham Lincoln and responded to questions from members of the audience.

“Person of the Year: 1865 Symposium” was sponsored by the American Civil War Museum and held at the Library of Virginia in Richmond.
10:34 am ET Approx. 7 min. Senator Harry Reid on Loretta Lynch Confirmation Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (R-NV) responded to a Wall Street Journal editorial on ... Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (R-NV) responded to a Wall Street Journal editorial on Loretta Lynch’s nomination to be attorney general, and criticized Republicans for holding up her confirmation. 11:58 am ET Approx. 1 min. Hugh Hewitt's April 2015 Reading List The list of books recommended by Hugh Hewitt was shown. The list of books recommended by Hugh Hewitt was shown. 12:32 pm ET Approx. 46 min. 1865 Person of the Year, Elizabeth Brown Pryor on Clara Barton ; Each year, Time magazine selects the person who had the most influence on events during the ... Each year, Time magazine selects the person who had the most influence on events during the preceding 12 months. Five historians were asked who they believed Time would have selected as the Person of the Year in 1865.

In this segment, Elizabeth Brown Pryor presented his argument for Clara Barton and responded to questions from members of the audience. During this segment the winner was also announced. 

The Museum of the Confederacy’s 2015 Symposium, cosponsored by the Library of Virginia and the American Civil War Center at Historic Tredegar, was held at the Library of Virginia.

This event took place about six weeks before Elizabeth Brown Pryor died in an April 13, 2015, car accident in Richmond, Virginia.
10:41 am ET Approx. 25 min. Senator Jeff Sessions on Loretta Lynch Nomination Senator Jeff Sessions (R-AL) urged his colleagues to send a message to President Obama about what ... Senator Jeff Sessions (R-AL) urged his colleagues to send a message to President Obama about what he called “presidential overreach” by voting against Loretta Lynch’s nomination to be attorney general. 12:00 pm ET Approx. 1 hr. After Words with Elaine Lowry Brye ; Elaine Lowry Brye talked about her book, Be Safe, Love Mom: A Military Mom’s Stories of ... Elaine Lowry Brye talked about her book, Be Safe, Love Mom: A Military Mom’s Stories of Courage, Comfort, and Surviving Life on the Homefront, about her experiences during the military service of her four children. She spoke with Patricia Kime, staff writer for the Military Times. 1:21 pm ET Approx. 1 hr. 22 min. African Americans and Anti-colonialism in Africa ; Professor Carol Anderson, author of Bourgeois Radicals: the NAACP and the Struggle for Colonial ... Professor Carol Anderson, author of Bourgeois Radicals: the NAACP and the Struggle for Colonial Liberation, 1941 to 1960, talked about African Americans' support for anti-colonialism in Africa during the early Cold War. She spoke specifically about the politics of South Africa and the role of the NAACP.
11:06 am ET Approx. 11 min. Senator Leahy on Loretta Lynch Nomination Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT) criticized Republicans for holding up Loretta Lynch’s ... Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT) criticized Republicans for holding up Loretta Lynch’s nomination to be attorney general, and he discussed her career and qualifications. 1:00 pm ET Approx. 25 min. Book Discussion on House of Debt Professor Atif Mian talked about his book House of Debt: How They (and You) Caused the Great ... Professor Atif Mian talked about his book House of Debt: How They (and You) Caused the Great Recession, and How We Can Prevent It from Happening Again, in which he looks at the role that debt played in causing the 2008 financial crisis and ensuing recession. This interview, recorded on the campus of Princeton University, is part of Book TV’s College Series. 2:45 pm ET Approx. 1 hr. 13 min. Religious Freedom in Early America Panelists talked about how Christianity and other religious traditions, such as those of the ... Panelists talked about how Christianity and other religious traditions, such as those of the Native Americans and Mormons, clashed in early America.
11:18 am ET Approx. 29 min. Senate Debate on Loretta Lynch Nomination Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) said he opposes Loretta Lynch’s attorney general nomination because ... Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) said he opposes Loretta Lynch’s attorney general nomination because of her support for President Obama’s policies. Senators Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), Dianne Feinstien (D-CA), Claire McCaskill (D-MO), and Patrick Leahy (D-VT) responded to talk about her qualifications. 1:25 pm ET Approx. 11 min. Book Discussion on One Nation Under God Professor Kevin Kruse talked about his book One Nation Under God: How Corporate America ... Professor Kevin Kruse talked about his book One Nation Under God: How Corporate America Invented Christian America, in which he argues that the idea that America is fundamentally a Christian nation was developed in the 1930s by businessmen who recruited Christian activists to oppose the New Deal. This interview, recorded on the campus of Princeton University, is part of Book TV’s College Series. 4:00 pm ET Approx. 28 min. Apollo 13: Houston We've Got a Problem This 1970 NASA film documents the fifth Lunar Mission, during which astronauts Jim Lovell, Fred ... This 1970 NASA film documents the fifth Lunar Mission, during which astronauts Jim Lovell, Fred Haise, and Jack Swiggert canceled plans to land on the moon after oxygen tanks aboard the spacecraft ruptured. Using the lunar lander as a make-shift lifeboat, the astronauts circled the moon during their return to earth.
11:47 am ET Approx. 18 min. Senators Grassley and Schumer on Loretta Lynch Nomination Prior to the Senate 56-43 vote to confirm Loretta Lynch as attorney general, Senators Chuck ... Prior to the Senate 56-43 vote to confirm Loretta Lynch as attorney general, Senators Chuck Grassley (R-IA) and Chuck Schumer (D-NY) debated her nomination. 1:40 pm ET Approx. 20 min. Book Discussion on Ordinary Light ; Tracy K. Smith talked about her memoir, Ordinary Light. This interview, recorded at ... Tracy K. Smith talked about her memoir, Ordinary Light. This interview, recorded at Princeton University, where Professor Smith teaches, is part of Book TV’s College Series. 4:30 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.

“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.
12:06 pm ET Approx. 1 min. President Obama Remarks at 2015 Organizing for Action Summit ; President Obama delivered remarks at Organizing for Action’s 2015 spring summit at the Ritz ... President Obama delivered remarks at Organizing for Action’s 2015 spring summit at the Ritz Carlton Hotel in Washington, D.C. He spoke about health care, immigration, trade agreements, and the Senate’s confirmation of Loretta Lynch as attorney general. 2:00 pm ET Approx. 44 min. Book Discussion on Roosevelt and Stalin ; Susan Butler talked about her book, Roosevelt and Stalin: Portrait of a Partnership, about ... Susan Butler talked about her book, Roosevelt and Stalin: Portrait of a Partnership, about the relationship between President Franklin D. Roosevelt and the Soviet Union’s Joseph Stalin. In her book, the author reports that the two leaders, allies during World War II, developed an unexpected partnership. 5:56 pm ET Approx. 3 min. St. Augustine Lighthouse and Maritime Archaeology Shannon O’Neill talked about the underwater archeological research at the First Light ... Shannon O’Neill talked about the underwater archeological research at the First Light Maritime Society in St. Augustine, Florida. She spoke about the discovery of a shipwreck from the revolutionary war period and showed artifacts that were uncovered at the wreck site.

C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles (LCVs) made a stop in their “2015 LCV Cities Tour” in St. Augustine, Florida, from March 22-26 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.
12:10 pm ET Approx. 17 min. Hillary Clinton Campaign Event in New Hampshire ; Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton participated in a roundtable discussion with ... Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton participated in a roundtable discussion with employees of Whitney Brothers, a business that makes children’s furniture for education settings in Keene, New Hampshire. Topics included the economy, small business issues, technical education programs, wages, and retirement savings. 2:45 pm ET Approx. 56 min. Book Discussion on The Sixth Extinction Elizabeth Kolbert talked about her book, The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History, in ... Elizabeth Kolbert talked about her book, The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History, in which she argues that we are currently undergoing a sixth mass extinction (five others have occurred over the past 500 million years). She said that it is likely that this one, the result of human action, will be the most devastating. Ms. Kolbert spoke at the Seattle Town Hall. 6:00 pm ET Approx. 28 min. House Where Lincoln Died James Swanson, author of Manhunt: The 12-Day Chase for Lincoln’s Killer, gave a tour ... James Swanson, author of Manhunt: The 12-Day Chase for Lincoln’s Killer, gave a tour of the Petersen House, where President Lincoln died after being shot by John Wilkes Booth. Mr. Swanson’s book details events inside the boarding house on April 14 and 15, 1865.
12:27 pm ET Approx. 35 min. Hillary Clinton Campaign Event in New Hampshire ; Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton participated in a roundtable discussion with ... Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton participated in a roundtable discussion with employees of Whitney Brothers, a business that makes children’s furniture for education settings in Keene, New Hampshire. Topics included the economy, small business issues, technical education programs, wages, and retirement savings. 4:00 pm ET Approx. 1 hr. 1 min. Panel Discussion on Women and Power Panelists talked about powerful American women such as Catherine Beecher, Elizabeth Gurley Flynn, ... Panelists talked about powerful American women such as Catherine Beecher, Elizabeth Gurley Flynn, Shirley Chisholm, and Angela Davis. Participants included Cindy Lobel, author of Catharine Beecher: The Paradoxes of Gender in the Nineteenth Century, Lara Vapnek, author of Elizabeth Gurley Flynn: Modern American Revolutionary, Barbara Winslow, author of Shirley Chisholm: Catalyst for Change and Robyn Spencer, author of Angela Davis: Radical Icon. 6:30 pm ET Approx. 49 min. Reconstruction and the U.S. Supreme Court ; Professor Michael Ross talked about the role of the Supreme Court during Reconstruction. He ... Professor Michael Ross talked about the role of the Supreme Court during Reconstruction. He spoke about the tensions between President Andrew Johnson and the Republican-controlled Congress, the short-lived period of Southern black legislatures, and how hate groups such as the Ku Klux Klan used the 14th Amendment to promote white supremacy. He was introduced by Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy.

This speech was one in a series of four on Reconstruction hosted by the Supreme Court Historical Society.
1:05 pm ET Approx. 1 hr. 5 min. Annual Constitutional Awards Senators Patrick Leahy (D-VT) and Rand Paul (R-KY) were presented Constitutional Champion Awards ... Senators Patrick Leahy (D-VT) and Rand Paul (R-KY) were presented Constitutional Champion Awards by the Constitution Project during the group’s 2015 Constitutional Champions Gala in Washington, D.C. Senators Leahy and Paul were recognized for their leadership and work to defend the Constitution. 5:00 pm ET Approx. 1 hr. 27 min. Conversation with Cornel West and Robert P. George Cornel West and Robert George talked about what they’ve learned from each other on some of ... Cornel West and Robert George talked about what they’ve learned from each other on some of the more divisive political issues of the day. While on opposite ends of the political spectrum, Professor West and Professor George teach classes together at Princeton University and have a healthy respect for each others' views.

“The Culture Wars: A Workable Armistice?” was the season finale in the American Conversations series, hosted by the Hauenstein Center for Presidential Studies at Grand Valley State University.
7:21 pm ET Approx. 1 min. 1970 IRS Film Right on the Button This 1970 Internal Revenue Service documentary showed how computers are used to process income tax ... This 1970 Internal Revenue Service documentary showed how computers are used to process income tax returns.
2:15 pm ET Approx. 1 hr. 49 min. Veterans Affairs Department Budget for Fiscal Years 2016 and 2017 Secretary Robert McDonald testified on the Department of Veterans Affairs' budget requests for ... Secretary Robert McDonald testified on the Department of Veterans Affairs' budget requests for fiscal years 2016 and 2017. The proposed budget was $168.8 billion, including funding to expand care to veterans. Secretary McDonald said there was a disconnect between what Congress asked him to do and the money provided to accomplish those goals. He called on Congress to adequately fund the benefits it had already approved. 6:30 pm ET Approx. 1 hr. 1 min. Book Discussion on The Triumph and Tragedy of Lyndon Johnson ; ; Joseph Califano talked about his book The Triumph and Tragedy of Lyndon Johnson: The White ... Joseph Califano talked about his book The Triumph and Tragedy of Lyndon Johnson: The White House Years, in which he presents a first-hand account of the Johnson administration’s Great Society legislation. He spoke with Bob Schieffer of CBS News.

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7:24 pm ET Approx. 30 min. History of the Freedman's Bank Damani Davis talked about the history of the Freedman’s Savings Bank and the relevant ... Damani Davis talked about the history of the Freedman’s Savings Bank and the relevant documents housed at the archives.

Incorporated by Congress on March 3, 1865, the Freedman’s Savings and Trust Company, also known as the Freedman’s Savings Bank, was created to spur the economic development of the newly-emancipated African American population in the post-Civil War era. Despite significant financial contributions from figures such as Frederick Douglass, the bank failed in 1874, leaving tens of thousands of depositors in financial ruin.
6:00 pm ET Approx. 31 min. Newsmakers with Senator Sherrod Brown ; ; Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) talked about U.S. trade policy, splits among both Democratic and ... Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) talked about U.S. trade policy, splits among both Democratic and Republican senators, as well as regulation of Wall Street financial institutions and the future of the Dodd-Frank law. Senator Brown was an opponent of the trade promotion authority bill passed that week by the Senate Finance Committee. Trade promotion authority, or “fast-track” authority, gives the president the ability to negotiate trade deals that Congress can approve or disapprove but cannot amend. 7:30 pm ET Approx. 1 hr. 22 min. Book Discussion on Democracy in the Dark Frederick A.O. Schwarz talked about his book, Democracy in the Dark: The Seduction of ... Frederick A.O. Schwarz talked about his book, Democracy in the Dark: The Seduction of Government Secrecy, about the debate over secrecy and transparency in the U.S. government. In his book, Mr. Schwarz argues that the American public and government should give greater consideration to the dangers of secrecy. Steven Aftergood, Carrie Cordero, Lucy Dalglish, Barton Gellman, and Charlie Savage provided commentary.

“Government and the Fourth Estate” took place on April 8, 2015, at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., and was sponsored by the Brennan Center for Justice.
7:55 pm ET Approx. 3 min. St. Augustine Lighthouse and Maritime Archaeology Shannon O’Neill talked about the underwater archeological research at the First Light ... Shannon O’Neill talked about the underwater archeological research at the First Light Maritime Society in St. Augustine, Florida. She spoke about the discovery of a shipwreck from the revolutionary war period and showed artifacts that were uncovered at the wreck site.

C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles (LCVs) made a stop in their “2015 LCV Cities Tour” in St. Augustine, Florida, from March 22-26 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.
6:31 pm ET Approx. 1 hr. 2015 White House Correspondents' Association Dinner Journalists, politicians, and celebrities gathered for the White House Correspondents' Association ... Journalists, politicians, and celebrities gathered for the White House Correspondents' Association Annual Dinner.  President Obama and comedian Cecily Strong made humorous remarks about politics and the media. 9:00 pm ET Approx. 57 min. After Words with Colman McCarthy Colman McCarthy talked about his book, Teaching Peace, a collection of correspondences on ... Colman McCarthy talked about his book, Teaching Peace, a collection of correspondences on the topic of peace that he has had with his students over the past decades. Mr. McCarthy was interviewed by Medea Benjamin, co-founder of CODEPINK. 8:00 pm ET Approx. 1 hr. 31 min. First Lady Abigail Adams Edith Gelles and Jim Taylor talked about the life and influence of first lady Abigail Adams and ... Edith Gelles and Jim Taylor talked about the life and influence of first lady Abigail Adams and responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. Others spoke in videos from several building in the Adams National Historical Park in Quincy, Massachusetts, and from the archives of the Massachusetts Historical Society in Boston. Topics included her relationship with and influence upon her husband, the story of her life and raising her family, the importance to history of her letters, and her role in the history of America and of women.
This was the second presentation in the C-SPAN series “First Ladies: Influence and Image.”
8:00 pm ET Approx. 59 min. Q&A with Judith Miller ; Judith Miller talked about her book The Story: A Reporter’s Journey, in which she ... Judith Miller talked about her book The Story: A Reporter’s Journey, in which she chronicles her reporting leading up to the American invasion in Iraq in 2003. She talked about what she got right and wrong about Iraq’s weapons of mass destruction program, as well as her experiences during her 85-day imprisonment in a federal jail. Ms. Miller was sent to jail in 2005 for refusing to disclose the source for some of her stories, later revealed to be Vice President Cheney’s Chief of Staff Scooter Libby. Ms. Miller also expressed her views of the New York Times and the people who played a role in her departure from the paper. 10:00 pm ET Approx. 26 min. Open Phones with Jill Leovy ; Jill Leovy, author of Ghettoside: A True Story of Murder in America, talked about her book ... Jill Leovy, author of Ghettoside: A True Story of Murder in America, talked about her book and responded to viewer calls.

She was interviewed at the 2015 Los Angeles Times Festival of Books on the campus of the University of Southern California.
9:33 pm ET Approx. 1 min. 1970 IRS Film Right on the Button This 1970 Internal Revenue Service documentary showed how computers are used to process income tax ... This 1970 Internal Revenue Service documentary showed how computers are used to process income tax returns.
9:00 pm ET Approx. 35 min. Secretary Kerry on Trade Policy ; ; Secretary of State John Kerry talked about how the pending Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and ... Secretary of State John Kerry talked about how the pending Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) could bolster other foreign policy efforts. He said that these deals could impact the global economy and help to address issues such as nuclear proliferation and violent extremism. 10:30 pm ET Approx. 1 hr. 29 min. Private Lives and Public Images of the First Ladies Susan Swain led a panel discussion on how the first ladies of the United States have tried to ... Susan Swain led a panel discussion on how the first ladies of the United States have tried to balance their families' private lives with public expectations of the first family. Topics included changing social expectations, public fascination, personal ambitions, and partnerships with their presidential spouses. Videos and images of first ladies were shown. Panelists included National First Ladies Library historian Carl Sferrazza Anthony, Howard University’s Edna Greene Medford, and journalists Krissah Thompson and Carl Cannon. Ms. Swain is the author of the C-SPAN book First Ladies: Presidential Historians on the Lives of 45 Iconic American Women. “First Ladies: Private Lives, Public Image” was held in the William G. McGowan Theater of the National Archives. 9:35 pm ET Approx. 24 min. Responses to the Lincoln Assassination ; David McKenzie and Sarah Jencks talked about an online project which sought to collect first ... David McKenzie and Sarah Jencks talked about an online project which sought to collect first person accounts of ordinary Americans' responses to the assassination of President Lincoln.
11:00 pm ET Approx. 59 min. Q&A with Judith Miller ; Judith Miller talked about her book The Story: A Reporter’s Journey, in which she ... Judith Miller talked about her book The Story: A Reporter’s Journey, in which she chronicles her reporting leading up to the American invasion in Iraq in 2003. She talked about what she got right and wrong about Iraq’s weapons of mass destruction program, as well as her experiences during her 85-day imprisonment in a federal jail. Ms. Miller was sent to jail in 2005 for refusing to disclose the source for some of her stories, later revealed to be Vice President Cheney’s Chief of Staff Scooter Libby. Ms. Miller also expressed her views of the New York Times and the people who played a role in her departure from the paper. 12:00 am ET Approx. 57 min. After Words with Colman McCarthy Colman McCarthy talked about his book, Teaching Peace, a collection of correspondences on ... Colman McCarthy talked about his book, Teaching Peace, a collection of correspondences on the topic of peace that he has had with his students over the past decades. Mr. McCarthy was interviewed by Medea Benjamin, co-founder of CODEPINK. 10:00 pm ET Approx. 28 min. House Where Lincoln Died James Swanson, author of Manhunt: The 12-Day Chase for Lincoln’s Killer, gave a tour ... James Swanson, author of Manhunt: The 12-Day Chase for Lincoln’s Killer, gave a tour of the Petersen House, where President Lincoln died after being shot by John Wilkes Booth. Mr. Swanson’s book details events inside the boarding house on April 14 and 15, 1865.
12:00 am ET Approx. 1 hr. 30 min. Same-Sex Marriage Cases Preview Panelists talked about the same-sex marriage cases the Supreme Court was scheduled to address the ... Panelists talked about the same-sex marriage cases the Supreme Court was scheduled to address the following week. 1:00 am ET Approx. 25 min. Book Discussion on House of Debt Professor Atif Mian talked about his book House of Debt: How They (and You) Caused the Great ... Professor Atif Mian talked about his book House of Debt: How They (and You) Caused the Great Recession, and How We Can Prevent It from Happening Again, in which he looks at the role that debt played in causing the 2008 financial crisis and ensuing recession. This interview, recorded on the campus of Princeton University, is part of Book TV’s College Series. 10:30 pm ET Approx. 49 min. Reconstruction and the U.S. Supreme Court ; Professor Michael Ross talked about the role of the Supreme Court during Reconstruction. He ... Professor Michael Ross talked about the role of the Supreme Court during Reconstruction. He spoke about the tensions between President Andrew Johnson and the Republican-controlled Congress, the short-lived period of Southern black legislatures, and how hate groups such as the Ku Klux Klan used the 14th Amendment to promote white supremacy. He was introduced by Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy.

This speech was one in a series of four on Reconstruction hosted by the Supreme Court Historical Society.
1:30 am ET Approx. 1 hr. Same-Sex Marriage Conservative religious leaders talked about their opposition to same-sex marriage as the Supreme ... Conservative religious leaders talked about their opposition to same-sex marriage as the Supreme Court prepared to hear oral argument on the matter. A prerecorded video message from Dr. James Dobson was also shown. Speakers said they would not abide by, respect, or follow a decision by the Supreme Court that allows same-sex couples to get married. They argued such as decision infringed upon religious freedom and was an assault on religious people. 1:25 am ET Approx. 11 min. Book Discussion on One Nation Under God Professor Kevin Kruse talked about his book One Nation Under God: How Corporate America ... Professor Kevin Kruse talked about his book One Nation Under God: How Corporate America Invented Christian America, in which he argues that the idea that America is fundamentally a Christian nation was developed in the 1930s by businessmen who recruited Christian activists to oppose the New Deal. This interview, recorded on the campus of Princeton University, is part of Book TV’s College Series. 11:20 pm ET Approx. 3 min. Lincoln Assassination News Reports Carrie Chistofferson talked about the Newseum exhibit of New York Herald special editions ... Carrie Chistofferson talked about the Newseum exhibit of New York Herald special editions published on April 14-15, 1865, which show how the news unfolded after President Lincoln was shot.
3:40 am ET Approx. 2 hr. 8 min. Hydraulic Fracturing Researchers and regulators testified at a hearing on the safety of hydraulic fracturing, also ... Researchers and regulators testified at a hearing on the safety of hydraulic fracturing, also known as “fracking,” methods used to extract oil and natural gas. "Fracking" is the process of injecting water, sand, and chemicals into rock deposits deep underground to release natural gas. Topics included the benefits of hydraulic fracturing, as well as potential environmental hazards such as tainted water supplies, earthquakes, and methane leaks. 1:40 am ET Approx. 24 min. Book Discussion on Of Empires and Citizens ; Amaney Jamal talked about her book, Of Empires and Citizens. In her book, Professor Jamal ... Amaney Jamal talked about her book, Of Empires and Citizens. In her book, Professor Jamal discusses why the spread of democracy has been slow in the Arab world and suggests the U.S. has played a role in maintaining authoritarian regimes there. This interview is part of Book TV’s College Series. 11:25 pm ET Approx. 30 min. History of the Freedman's Bank Damani Davis talked about the history of the Freedman’s Savings Bank and the relevant ... Damani Davis talked about the history of the Freedman’s Savings Bank and the relevant documents housed at the archives.

Incorporated by Congress on March 3, 1865, the Freedman’s Savings and Trust Company, also known as the Freedman’s Savings Bank, was created to spur the economic development of the newly-emancipated African American population in the post-Civil War era. Despite significant financial contributions from figures such as Frederick Douglass, the bank failed in 1874, leaving tens of thousands of depositors in financial ruin.
5:50 am ET Approx. 59 min. Q&A with Judith Miller ; Judith Miller talked about her book The Story: A Reporter’s Journey, in which she ... Judith Miller talked about her book The Story: A Reporter’s Journey, in which she chronicles her reporting leading up to the American invasion in Iraq in 2003. She talked about what she got right and wrong about Iraq’s weapons of mass destruction program, as well as her experiences during her 85-day imprisonment in a federal jail. Ms. Miller was sent to jail in 2005 for refusing to disclose the source for some of her stories, later revealed to be Vice President Cheney’s Chief of Staff Scooter Libby. Ms. Miller also expressed her views of the New York Times and the people who played a role in her departure from the paper. 2:00 am 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.
11:57 pm ET Approx. 3 min. House Where Lincoln Died James Swanson, author of Manhunt: The 12-Day Chase for Lincoln’s Killer, gave a tour ... James Swanson, author of Manhunt: The 12-Day Chase for Lincoln’s Killer, gave a tour of the Petersen House, where President Lincoln died after being shot by John Wilkes Booth. Mr. Swanson’s book details events inside the boarding house on April 14 and 15, 1865.
6:50 am ET Approx. 7 min. Dam it, Tulsa! Fix the River Dam it, Tulsa! Fix the River was one of the first prize high school central winners in ... Dam it, Tulsa! Fix the River was one of the first prize high school central winners in C-SPAN Classroom’s StudentCam documentary contest. The video was produced by McKinleigh Lair, a senior at Jenks High School in Jenks, Oklahoma. The local cable company was Cox Communications. 

C-SPAN Classroom’s StudentCam video documentary contest is an annual national competition in which middle and high school students produce a documentary on a specific theme. "The Three Branches and You" was the 2015 theme, with contestants asked to tell a story that demonstrates how a policy, law, or action had affected them or their community.
3:00 am ET Approx. 57 min. After Words with Colman McCarthy Colman McCarthy talked about his book, Teaching Peace, a collection of correspondences on ... Colman McCarthy talked about his book, Teaching Peace, a collection of correspondences on the topic of peace that he has had with his students over the past decades. Mr. McCarthy was interviewed by Medea Benjamin, co-founder of CODEPINK. 12:01 am ET Approx. 1 hr. 31 min. First Lady Abigail Adams Edith Gelles and Jim Taylor talked about the life and influence of first lady Abigail Adams and ... Edith Gelles and Jim Taylor talked about the life and influence of first lady Abigail Adams and responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. Others spoke in videos from several building in the Adams National Historical Park in Quincy, Massachusetts, and from the archives of the Massachusetts Historical Society in Boston. Topics included her relationship with and influence upon her husband, the story of her life and raising her family, the importance to history of her letters, and her role in the history of America and of women.
This was the second presentation in the C-SPAN series “First Ladies: Influence and Image.”
4:00 am ET Approx. 32 min. Book Discussion on They Are All My Family John Riordan talked about his book, They Are All My Family: A Daring Rescue in the Chaos of ... John Riordan talked about his book, They Are All My Family: A Daring Rescue in the Chaos of Saigon’s Fall, about his experience at Citibank’s Saigon branch during the final days of the Vietnam War. He talked about his strategy to help more than 100 Vietnamese staff members and their families escape, despite official U.S. policy, days before the fall of Saigon. 1:33 am ET Approx. 1 min. 1970 IRS Film Right on the Button This 1970 Internal Revenue Service documentary showed how computers are used to process income tax ... This 1970 Internal Revenue Service documentary showed how computers are used to process income tax returns.
4:30 am ET Approx. 33 min. Open Phones with Margo Oge ; Margo Oge, author of Driving the Future: Combating Climate Change with Cleaner, Smarter ... Margo Oge, author of Driving the Future: Combating Climate Change with Cleaner, Smarter Cars, talked about her book and responded to viewer calls.

She was interviewed at the 2015 Los Angeles Times Festival of Books, which took place on the campus of the University of Southern California.
1:35 am ET Approx. 24 min. Responses to the Lincoln Assassination ; David McKenzie and Sarah Jencks talked about an online project which sought to collect first ... David McKenzie and Sarah Jencks talked about an online project which sought to collect first person accounts of ordinary Americans' responses to the assassination of President Lincoln.
5:00 am ET Approx. 1 hr. 22 min. Book Discussion on Democracy in the Dark Frederick A.O. Schwarz talked about his book, Democracy in the Dark: The Seduction of ... Frederick A.O. Schwarz talked about his book, Democracy in the Dark: The Seduction of Government Secrecy, about the debate over secrecy and transparency in the U.S. government. In his book, Mr. Schwarz argues that the American public and government should give greater consideration to the dangers of secrecy. Steven Aftergood, Carrie Cordero, Lucy Dalglish, Barton Gellman, and Charlie Savage provided commentary.

“Government and the Fourth Estate” took place on April 8, 2015, at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., and was sponsored by the Brennan Center for Justice.
2:00 am ET Approx. 28 min. Apollo 13: Houston We've Got a Problem This 1970 NASA film documents the fifth Lunar Mission, during which astronauts Jim Lovell, Fred ... This 1970 NASA film documents the fifth Lunar Mission, during which astronauts Jim Lovell, Fred Haise, and Jack Swiggert canceled plans to land on the moon after oxygen tanks aboard the spacecraft ruptured. Using the lunar lander as a make-shift lifeboat, the astronauts circled the moon during their return to earth.
6:30 am ET Approx. 1 hr. 29 min. Private Lives and Public Images of the First Ladies Susan Swain led a panel discussion on how the first ladies of the United States have tried to ... Susan Swain led a panel discussion on how the first ladies of the United States have tried to balance their families' private lives with public expectations of the first family. Topics included changing social expectations, public fascination, personal ambitions, and partnerships with their presidential spouses. Videos and images of first ladies were shown. Panelists included National First Ladies Library historian Carl Sferrazza Anthony, Howard University’s Edna Greene Medford, and journalists Krissah Thompson and Carl Cannon. Ms. Swain is the author of the C-SPAN book First Ladies: Presidential Historians on the Lives of 45 Iconic American Women. “First Ladies: Private Lives, Public Image” was held in the William G. McGowan Theater of the National Archives. 2:30 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.

“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.
3:56 am ET Approx. 3 min. House Where Lincoln Died James Swanson, author of Manhunt: The 12-Day Chase for Lincoln’s Killer, gave a tour ... James Swanson, author of Manhunt: The 12-Day Chase for Lincoln’s Killer, gave a tour of the Petersen House, where President Lincoln died after being shot by John Wilkes Booth. Mr. Swanson’s book details events inside the boarding house on April 14 and 15, 1865.
4:00 am ET Approx. 1 hr. 13 min. Religious Freedom in Early America Panelists talked about how Christianity and other religious traditions, such as those of the ... Panelists talked about how Christianity and other religious traditions, such as those of the Native Americans and Mormons, clashed in early America.
5:15 am ET Approx. 1 hr. 22 min. African Americans and Anti-colonialism in Africa ; Professor Carol Anderson, author of Bourgeois Radicals: the NAACP and the Struggle for Colonial ... Professor Carol Anderson, author of Bourgeois Radicals: the NAACP and the Struggle for Colonial Liberation, 1941 to 1960, talked about African Americans' support for anti-colonialism in Africa during the early Cold War. She spoke specifically about the politics of South Africa and the role of the NAACP.
6:40 am ET Approx. 1 hr. 16 min. Senator Daniel Akaka Oral History Interview ; Senator Daniel Akaka (D-HI) talked about growing up in Hawaii, witnessing the attack on Pearl ... Senator Daniel Akaka (D-HI) talked about growing up in Hawaii, witnessing the attack on Pearl Harbor, and how that event affected native Hawaiians and led to the Senator’s service in the Army Corps of Engineers at the end of World War II. He also spoke about the GI Bill and his work to help American veterans

This oral history interview was conducted by Terry Shima, executive director of the Japanese American Veterans Association, and is part of the Library of Congress Veterans History Project. Congress established the Veterans History Project in 2000 as part of the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress. The project collects oral histories from veterans around the country and makes them accessible to the public.