C-SPAN Schedule

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7:00 am ET Approx. 46 min. LIVE Open Phones Greta Brawner Telephone lines were open for viewer comments on the question, “Is the cure for gridlock ... Telephone lines were open for viewer comments on the question, “Is the cure for gridlock one-party rule?” 6:45 am ET Approx. 1 hr. 4 min. Book Discussion on Makers Chris Anderson; Eric Ries Chris Anderson, editor-in-chief of Wired magazine, contends that America is on the verge of a new ... Chris Anderson, editor-in-chief of Wired magazine, contends that America is on the verge of a new industrial revolution spurred by advances in computing. The author profiled a selection of start-up industrialists, “makers,” who are using social media, crowd sourcing, and open source software to redefine American industry and manufacturing. Chris Anderson spoke at the Commonwealth Club of California in San Francisco. 6:40 am ET Approx. 1 hr. 3 min. Post-World War II Growth of Suburbs Andrew Morris History Professor Andrew Morris discusses the unprecedented demand for affordable housing from the ... History Professor Andrew Morris discusses the unprecedented demand for affordable housing from the mid-1940s and into the 1950s that was created by returning World War II veterans. Professor Morris explains that the building of new homes had slowed during the Great Depression and during World War II, when materials were rationed. As thousands of veterans came home and started families-and the country experienced an economic upswing-the demand for new housing skyrocketed, resulting in the dramatic growth of U.S. suburbs. Video clips of promotional films and newsreels of the period were shown, as well as other slides.
7:49 am ET Approx. 44 min. LIVE Federal Government Preparations for Sequestration Greta Brawner; Tom Shoop Tom Shoop talked about what sequestration and the “fiscal cliff” could mean to the ... Tom Shoop talked about what sequestration and the “fiscal cliff” could mean to the federal government. Topics included responsibility for managing the budget cuts, the impetus behind the creation of the “fiscal cliff,” and which programs were exempt from budget cuts. He also responded to telephone calls and electronic communications.
“Fiscal cliff” referred to the impending tax increases and budget cuts at the end of 2012 if Congress failed to reach a budget agreement.
8:00 am ET Approx. 54 min. Book Discussion on The Warrior's Heart Eric Greitens Eric Greitens talked about his book, The Warrior’s Heart, an adaptation of his memoir ... Eric Greitens talked about his book, The Warrior’s Heart, an adaptation of his memoir about becoming a Navy SEAL written for young adults. He talked about his experiences in both humanitarian missions and warfare, and spoke about personal character development. He responded to questions from the audience at the Maryville University Auditorium in St. Louis, Missouri. 7:46 am ET Approx. 11 min. Lee Harvey Oswald A 1964 CBS special on Lee Harvey Oswald entitled, “November 22nd and the Warren ... A 1964 CBS special on Lee Harvey Oswald entitled, “November 22nd and the Warren Report.”
8:35 am ET Approx. 42 min. LIVE Postal Service Reform Prospects Greta Brawner; Alan Ota Alan Ota talked about potential U.S. Postal Service reforms in the wake of its $16 billion loss in ... Alan Ota talked about potential U.S. Postal Service reforms in the wake of its $16 billion loss in 2012, and he responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. Topics included the reasons for the decline in mail volume since 2006, the impact of health prepayments on the Postal Service budget, and Postal Service reform proposals by both the House and Senate. 9:00 am ET Approx. 30 min. Book Discussion on The Distance Between Us Reyna Grande; Peter Slen Author Reyna Grande talked about her book, The Distance Between Us: A Memoir, in which she ... Author Reyna Grande talked about her book, The Distance Between Us: A Memoir, in which she shares her experiences growing up in Mexico without her parents, who immigrated to the United States illegally to find work, and discusses what life was like for her and her siblings when they eventually made it to the U.S. years later. Ms. Grande was interviewed at the “Fall for the Book” festival, held in Fairfax, VA. 5:57 am ET Approx. 1 hr. 53 min. Antietam National Battlefield Tour Mark Grimsley; Brooks Simpson Historians Brooks Simpson and Mark Grimsley lead a group on a day-long tour of Antietam National ... Historians Brooks Simpson and Mark Grimsley lead a group on a day-long tour of Antietam National Battlefield, the 1862 engagement that is considered the bloodiest single day in American history. Visiting key locations at the National Park, including the Cornfield, Sunken Road and Burnside Bridge, the historians use the landscape and demonstrations to show what the battle was like for the armies on the ground.
9:20 am ET Approx. 38 min. LIVE Consumer Confidence on Black Friday 2012 Greta Brawner; Danielle Douglas Danielle Douglas talked about consumer confidence in 2012 on “Black Friday,” the first ... Danielle Douglas talked about consumer confidence in 2012 on “Black Friday,” the first Friday after Thanksgiving when many retailers offer discounted products. Topics included consumer viewpoints on the job and housing market, holiday spending, consumer expectations for 2012 and early 2013, and the impact of online commerce on “brick and mortar” stores. 9:34 am ET Approx. 49 min. Book Discussion on Terrible Swift Sword Joseph Wheelan Author Joseph Wheelan discussed his book, Terrible Swift Sword: The Life of General Philip H. ... Author Joseph Wheelan discussed his book, Terrible Swift Sword: The Life of General Philip H. Sheridan, in which he recounts the life of Union General Philip Sheridan, whose Cavalry Corps forced the surrender of Robert E. Lee at Appomattox Courthouse. The author recalled General Sheridan’s military tactics and his post-war career, which included command of the U.S. Army. Philip Sheridan spoke at Quail Ridge Books amd Music in Raleigh, North Carolina.
10:00 am ET Approx. 1 min. The Constitution and Its Promise Anthony M. Kennedy; Edwin Meese Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy spoke at the Heritage Foundation’s Center for Legal ... Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy spoke at the Heritage Foundation’s Center for Legal and Judicial Studies as part of the foundation’s lecture series “Preserve the Constitution.” He said it’s the duty of every American, not just public servants, to preserve, protect and defend the U.S. Constitution. Justice Kennedy also stressed the importance of educating children on how the Constitution was formed, and what is in it and why. He said that you can not preserve what you do not comprehend. 
President Ronald Reagan nominated Justice Kennedy to the high court in 1987. He took his seat in 1988.
10:30 am ET Approx. 1 hr. 1 min. Book Discussion on Into Dust and Fire Rachel Cox Rachel Cox recounted the decision by five men, including her Uncle Rob Cox, to leave their Ivy ... Rachel Cox recounted the decision by five men, including her Uncle Rob Cox, to leave their Ivy League schools and join the British Army in the spring of 1941, six months prior to Pearl Harbor and America’s involvement in World War II. The author reported on the experiences of the five Americans who were assigned to the 7th Armored Division of the British Eighth Army on the North African front. Rachel Cox spoke at Northshire Bookstore in Manchester Center, Vermont.
10:02 am ET Approx. 1 hr. 8 min. Book Discussion on Why Women Still Can't Have It All Linda Douglass; Anne-Marie Slaughter Former State Department official Anne-Marie Slaughter talks about her cover story in The ... Former State Department official Anne-Marie Slaughter talks about her cover story in The Atlantic entitled "Why Women Still Can’t Have It All". It was the most read story in the magazine’s history and focused on the challenges of balancing her work with her personal life as mother and wife. Slaughter left the State Department in 2011 and teaches at Princeton University. She’s interviewed by former ABC News reporter and Obama administration health reform spokesperson Linda Douglass. 11:35 am ET Approx. 1 hr. 4 min. Book Discussion on Brigham Young John Turner, assistant professor of religious studies at George Mason University, talked about his ... John Turner, assistant professor of religious studies at George Mason University, talked about his book, Brigham Young: Pioneer Prophet, in which he recounts the life of Mormon leader Brigham Young (1801-1877). He talked about the role that Brigham Young assumed following the death of Mormonism’s founder, Joseph Smith, as Young led congregants of the church across the Rocky Mountains and established settlements in Utah. John Turner speaks on a panel that included Jeff Johnson, and Craig Foster at the Salt Lake City Public Library.
11:14 am ET Approx. 1 hr. 28 min. Safety Risks in Youth Football, Part 1 A panel featuring athletes, administrators, doctors, journalists, and football industry ... A panel featuring athletes, administrators, doctors, journalists, and football industry representatives considered the health safety risks of youths playing football. 
Dr. Robert Cantu, neurosurgeon and author of Concussions and Our Kids, said that ninety percent of traumatic brain injuries in sports occur while playing football and eighty percent of those happen while tackling. He suggested that no children under the age of 14 should play tackle football and offered flag football as a better option.
“Playing Safety: The Future of Youth Football?” was an Aspen Institute Sports and Society Program moderated by Tom Farrey.
12:45 pm ET Approx. 1 hr. 4 min. Book Discussion on Master of the Mountain Andrew O'Shaughnessy; Henry Wiencek Author Henry Wiencek discussed his book, Master of the Mountain: Thomas Jefferson and His ... Author Henry Wiencek discussed his book, Master of the Mountain: Thomas Jefferson and His Slaves, in which he reports that Jefferson sought financial gain through the ownership and labor of his slaves, what America’s third president called “silent profits.”
12:43 pm ET Approx. 1 hr. 16 min. Safety Risks in Youth Football, Part 2 A panel featuring athletes, administrators, doctors, journalists and football industry ... A panel featuring athletes, administrators, doctors, journalists and football industry representatives considered the health safety risks of youths playing football.
DeMaurice Smith talked about changes in professional football to make it safer. He suggested that some of the changes to tackling made in practices in the NFL could serve as a model for college and high school football programs. Tom Farrey moderated the discussion focused on safety risks young people face when playing football.
“Playing Safety: The Future of Youth Football?” was an Aspen Institute Sports and Society Program.
2:00 pm ET Approx. 52 min. President and Mrs. Lyndon Johnson Carol Dawson; Michael Gillette; Mark Updegrove Historians Michael Gillette, author of Lady Bird Johnson: An Oral History and Mark ... Historians Michael Gillette, author of Lady Bird Johnson: An Oral History and Mark Updegrove, author of Indomitable Will: LBJ in the Presidency, talked about the lives of Lyndon and Lady Bird Johnson. They also responded to questions from the audience.
2:00 pm ET Approx. 3 min. White House Christmas Tree Arrival Michelle Obama In an annual holiday event, First Lady Michelle Obama, Sasha and Malia Obama, and their dog Bo ... In an annual holiday event, First Lady Michelle Obama, Sasha and Malia Obama, and their dog Bo received the White House Christmas Tree. The 19-foot tall Fraser Fir was delivered to the North Portico of the White House. The tree is from Peak Farms in Ashe County, North Carolina. 3:00 pm ET Approx. 3 hr. In Depth with Steven Johnson Steven Johnson; Peter Slen Author Steven Johnson, co-founder and editor-in-chief of FEED, the former science and culture web ... Author Steven Johnson, co-founder and editor-in-chief of FEED, the former science and culture web magazine, talked about his life, career, and body of work and responded to telephone calls and electronic communicatons. He focused on issues such as communications technology, ways in which innovation affects government policy an daily lives, copyright and intellectual property, and the impact of developments in online technology and social media on the economy and lives of Americans. 
He is the author of eight books: Interface Culture: How New Technology Transforms the Way We Create and Communicate (1999); Emergence: The Connected Lives of Ants, Brains, Cities, and Software (2002); Mind Wide Open: Your Brain and the Neuroscience of Everyday Life (2005); Everything Bad Is Good for You: How Today’s Popular Culture Is Actually Making Us Smarter (2005); The Ghost Map: The Story of London’s Most Terrifying Epidemic -- and How it Changed Science, Cities, and the Modern World (2006); The Invention of Air: A Story of Science, Faith, Revolution, and the Birth of America (2008); Where Good Ideas Come From: The Natural History of Innovation (2010); Future Perfect: The Case of Progress in a Networked Age (2012).
2:05 pm ET Approx. 1 hr. 8 min. Congressional Gold Medal Ceremony for Aung San Suu Kyi Aung San Suu Kyi was awarded the Congressional Gold Medal in honor of her leadership and steadfast ... Aung San Suu Kyi was awarded the Congressional Gold Medal in honor of her leadership and steadfast commitment to human rights and for promoting freedom, peace and democracy in her home country of Myanmar (Burma). Speakers included House and Senate leaders, Secretary of State Clinton, and former First Lady Laura Bush.
Aung San Suu Kyi was a leader in her country’s 1988 uprising, and elected prime minister in 1990. The military junta, however, would not cede power, and she was placed under house arrest for a total of 15 years; the final release happened in 2010. She was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1991.
6:00 pm ET Approx. 53 min. Book Discussion on Pat Nixon Mary Brennan; Paul Wormser Mary Brennan, history professor at Texas State University, talked about her book, Pat Nixon: ... Mary Brennan, history professor at Texas State University, talked about her book, Pat Nixon: Embattled First Lady, in which she recounts the life of former First Lady Pat Nixon (1912-1993).The author utilized Mrs. Nixon’s recently-released papers to examine the personal and professional life of the private first lady. She spoke at the Nixon Presidential Library and Museum in Yorba Linda, California.
3:15 pm ET Approx. 1 min. The Constitution and Its Promise Anthony M. Kennedy; Edwin Meese Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy spoke at the Heritage Foundation’s Center for Legal ... Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy spoke at the Heritage Foundation’s Center for Legal and Judicial Studies as part of the foundation’s lecture series “Preserve the Constitution.” He said it’s the duty of every American, not just public servants, to preserve, protect and defend the U.S. Constitution. Justice Kennedy also stressed the importance of educating children on how the Constitution was formed, and what is in it and why. He said that you can not preserve what you do not comprehend. 
President Ronald Reagan nominated Justice Kennedy to the high court in 1987. He took his seat in 1988.
7:00 pm ET Approx. 57 min. After Words with David Coleman David Coleman; James Hershberg David Coleman, author of The Fourteenth Day: JFK and the Aftermath of the Cuban Missile Crisis: ... David Coleman, author of The Fourteenth Day: JFK and the Aftermath of the Cuban Missile Crisis: The Secret White House Tapes, discussed using White House tapes and extensive research to paint a picture of the JFK White House after the Cuban Missile Crisis.
3:17 pm ET Approx. 1 hr. 15 min. Congressional Gold Medal Ceremony for Arnold Palmer Arnold Palmer is awarded a congressional gold medal.
The congressional gold medal is awarded ...
Arnold Palmer is awarded a congressional gold medal.
The congressional gold medal is awarded to those “who have performed an achievement that has an impact on American history and culture that is likely to be recognized as a major achievement in the recipient’s field long after the achievement.”
8:00 pm ET Approx. 3 hr. In Depth with Kenneth Davis Kenneth Davis; Peter Slen Author Kenneth Davis talked about his body of work and his newest book, Don’t Know Much ... Author Kenneth Davis talked about his body of work and his newest book, Don’t Know Much About the American Presidents. He answered questions from viewers via telephone and electronic communications. Mr. Davis was also the author of eight other books in the Don’t Know Much About... series as well as the book, America’s Hidden History.
4:36 pm ET Approx. 1 hr. 22 min. Contemporary Photojournalism in America A panel of African-American photojournalists discussed their profession and the stories behind ... A panel of African-American photojournalists discussed their profession and the stories behind some of their photographs. The panel included Pulitzer Prize-winners Ozier Muhammad and Michelle Agins, both of whom work for the New York Times. Grace Aneiza Ali moderated.
“Contemporary Photojournalism in America” was the initial event in the “Visually Speaking” series at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture at the New York Public Library.
11:00 pm ET Approx. 24 min. Book Discussion on The Richest Woman in America Janet Wallach Biographer Janet Wallach recalled the life of Hetty Green (1834-1916), whose investment of her ... Biographer Janet Wallach recalled the life of Hetty Green (1834-1916), whose investment of her family inheritance resulted in a net worth of close to $100 million ($2.5 billion adjusted for inflation) by the end of her life. Janet Wallach speaks at Corner Bookshop in New York City and answered questions from the audience.
6:01 pm ET Approx. 44 min. Book Discussion on The Big Shift: Navigating the New Stage Beyond Midlife Marc Freedman; John Milford Marc Freedman talked about his book, The Big Shift: Navigating the New Stage Beyond ... Marc Freedman talked about his book, The Big Shift: Navigating the New Stage Beyond Midlife, on the stage of life facing millions of baby boomers that he calls “encore adulthood.” In his speech he suggested the need for better social programs and savings plans for people in their 50's, 60's and 70s to provide meaningful and sustaining work later in life. 11:30 pm ET Approx. 53 min. Book Discussion on We Have the War Upon Us William Cooper Author William Cooper, former president of the Southern Historical Association, talked about his ... Author William Cooper, former president of the Southern Historical Association, talked about his book, We Have the War Upon Us: The Onset of the Civil War, November 1860-April 1861, in which he presents a history of the lead up to the U.S. Civil War. He examined the divided populace in the North and South and the various attempts at compromise that failed. He spoke at the Atlanta History Center and responded to questions from the audience.
6:45 pm ET Approx. 1 min. The Constitution and Its Promise Anthony M. Kennedy; Edwin Meese Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy spoke at the Heritage Foundation’s Center for Legal ... Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy spoke at the Heritage Foundation’s Center for Legal and Judicial Studies as part of the foundation’s lecture series “Preserve the Constitution.” He said it’s the duty of every American, not just public servants, to preserve, protect and defend the U.S. Constitution. Justice Kennedy also stressed the importance of educating children on how the Constitution was formed, and what is in it and why. He said that you can not preserve what you do not comprehend. 
President Ronald Reagan nominated Justice Kennedy to the high court in 1987. He took his seat in 1988.
12:30 am ET Approx. 14 min. Book Discussion on O.O.P.S. Stephen Frantzich; Peter Slen Stephen Frantzich discussed his book, O.O.P.S.: Observing Our Politicians Stumble: The Worst ... Stephen Frantzich discussed his book, O.O.P.S.: Observing Our Politicians Stumble: The Worst Candidate Gaffes and Recoveries in Presidential Campaigns, in which he looks at gaffes made by political candidates and assesses the impact of these mistakes on their campaign. This interview, part of Book TV’s College Series, was recorded at the U.S.Naval Academy.
6:48 pm ET Approx. 1 hr. 7 min. Future of Network News Christopher Callahan; Jeff Fager CBS News Chairman Jeff Fager spoke about the future of network news to students at the Walter ... CBS News Chairman Jeff Fager spoke about the future of network news to students at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communications at Arizona State University in Phoenix. 
Jeff Fager became the first chairman of CBS News in February 2011, after re-shaping its flagship broadcast, “60 Minutes.”
12:45 am ET Approx. 1 hr. 4 min. Book Discussion on Makers Chris Anderson; Eric Ries Chris Anderson, editor-in-chief of Wired magazine, contends that America is on the verge of a new ... Chris Anderson, editor-in-chief of Wired magazine, contends that America is on the verge of a new industrial revolution spurred by advances in computing. The author profiled a selection of start-up industrialists, “makers,” who are using social media, crowd sourcing, and open source software to redefine American industry and manufacturing. Chris Anderson spoke at the Commonwealth Club of California in San Francisco.
7:56 pm ET Approx. 3 min. White House Christmas Tree Arrival Michelle Obama In an annual holiday event, First Lady Michelle Obama, Sasha and Malia Obama, and their dog Bo ... In an annual holiday event, First Lady Michelle Obama, Sasha and Malia Obama, and their dog Bo received the White House Christmas Tree. The 19-foot tall Fraser Fir was delivered to the North Portico of the White House. The tree is from Peak Farms in Ashe County, North Carolina. 2:00 am ET Approx. 52 min. After Words with Salman Khan Salman Khan; Nina Rees Salman Khan, founder of the Khan Academy, spoke about the benefits of online, universal education ... Salman Khan, founder of the Khan Academy, spoke about the benefits of online, universal education and his evolution from hedge fund analyst to public educator. He examined the state of public education, learning methods, and the integration of technology into public education. He talked with the president of the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools, Nina Rees. 
Salman Khan is a former hedge fund analyst, venture capitalist and Silicon Valley engineer. He holds several degrees from MIT and an MBA from Harvard Business School. He is the founder of the Khan Academy.
8:00 pm ET Approx. 1 hr. The Constitution and Its Promise Anthony M. Kennedy; Edwin Meese Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy spoke at the Heritage Foundation’s Center for Legal ... Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy spoke at the Heritage Foundation’s Center for Legal and Judicial Studies as part of the foundation’s lecture series “Preserve the Constitution.” He said it’s the duty of every American, not just public servants, to preserve, protect and defend the U.S. Constitution. Justice Kennedy also stressed the importance of educating children on how the Constitution was formed, and what is in it and why. He said that you can not preserve what you do not comprehend. 
President Ronald Reagan nominated Justice Kennedy to the high court in 1987. He took his seat in 1988.
3:00 am ET Approx. 44 min. Book Discussion on The U.S. Supreme Court: A Very Short Introduction Linda Greenhouse Linda Greenhouse talked about her book The U.S. Supreme Court: A Very Short Introduction. ... Linda Greenhouse talked about her book The U.S. Supreme Court: A Very Short Introduction. She responded to questions from members of the audience.
This was an event in the Contemporary Life Pavilion of the 12th annual National Book Festival, held on the National Mall.
9:03 pm ET Approx. 55 min. Presidential Appointment Process James Pfiffner George Mason University professor and author James Pfiffner talked about the presidential ... George Mason University professor and author James Pfiffner talked about the presidential appointment process and how it can be improved. The president’s political appointees often face delays in getting approved by Congress. Senate rules allow lawmakers to anonymously delay a vote on a nominee for 30 days. 
Mr. Pfiffner is a public policy professor at George Mason University, and has written several books on the presidency.
3:45 am ET Approx. 26 min. Book Discussion on The Coming Prosperity Philip Auerswald; Peter Slen Author Philip Auerswald discussed his book, The Coming Prosperity: How Entrepreneurs Are ... Author Philip Auerswald discussed his book, The Coming Prosperity: How Entrepreneurs Are Transforming the Global Economy. Mr. Auerswald was interviewed at the “Fall for the Book” festival, held at George Mason University in Fairfax, VA.
9:59 pm ET Approx. 51 min. War on Drugs Christopher Bracey; David Fontana; Daniel Okrent Panelists talked about marijuana legalization and its potential ramifications on the drug ... Panelists talked about marijuana legalization and its potential ramifications on the drug war. Author Daniel Okrent compared marijuana legalization to Prohibition, and said that regulating human desire is a losing cause. Okrent also covered the federal cost of enforcing current laws. Other speakers talked about the legal side and the patchwork of state-to-state regulation, as well as state vs. federal laws. Hosted by the National Constitution Center. 4:15 am ET Approx. 44 min. Book Discussion on The Man Who Saved the Union H. Brands; Stephen Harrigan Author H.W. Brands talked about his book, The Man Who Saved the Union: Ulysses Grant in War and ... Author H.W. Brands talked about his book, The Man Who Saved the Union: Ulysses Grant in War and Peace, in which he argued that Grant was an idealistic and compassionate president whose memory was tarnished during the Civil War’s aftermath. He responded to questions from the audience.
10:53 pm ET Approx. 1 hr. 19 min. William Eskridge on Marriage Equality William Eskridge; Linda McClain Yale Law Professor William Eskridge said President Obama’s support for marriage equality ... Yale Law Professor William Eskridge said President Obama’s support for marriage equality helped him win re-election. The gay rights activist spoke at Boston University Law School a week after the election when voters approved to legalize same-sex marriage in Maryland, Maine, Minnesota and Washington State. He said the country is moving beyond political backlash, and that the results of the 2012 election were good for President Obama. 5:00 am ET Approx. 57 min. Book Discussion on The Finish Mark Bowden Author Mark Bowden talked about his book, The Finish: The Killing of Osama Bin Laden, at ... Author Mark Bowden talked about his book, The Finish: The Killing of Osama Bin Laden, at the United States Military Academy in West Point, New York. He talked about the hunt for Osama bin Laden, the conduct of the War on Terror, and the role of special forces units. Following his remarks, Mr. Bowden responded to questions from the audience.
12:13 am ET Approx. 1 hr. The Constitution and Its Promise Anthony M. Kennedy; Edwin Meese Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy spoke at the Heritage Foundation’s Center for Legal ... Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy spoke at the Heritage Foundation’s Center for Legal and Judicial Studies as part of the foundation’s lecture series “Preserve the Constitution.” He said it’s the duty of every American, not just public servants, to preserve, protect and defend the U.S. Constitution. Justice Kennedy also stressed the importance of educating children on how the Constitution was formed, and what is in it and why. He said that you can not preserve what you do not comprehend. 
President Ronald Reagan nominated Justice Kennedy to the high court in 1987. He took his seat in 1988.
6:00 am ET Approx. 1 hr. 5 min. Book Discussion on 1812 Nicole Eustace Author Nicole Eustace, history professor at New York University, discusses her book, 1812: War ... Author Nicole Eustace, history professor at New York University, discusses her book, 1812: War and the Passions of Patriotism, in which she examines the affect the War of 1812 had on American politics and patriotism. She reported that the end of the three-year War resulted in the “era of good feelings,” marked by diffused partisanship and greater nationalism. Nicole Eustace spoke at the David Library of the American Revolution in Washington Crossing, Pennsylvania.
1:16 am ET Approx. 55 min. Presidential Appointment Process James Pfiffner George Mason University professor and author James Pfiffner talked about the presidential ... George Mason University professor and author James Pfiffner talked about the presidential appointment process and how it can be improved. The president’s political appointees often face delays in getting approved by Congress. Senate rules allow lawmakers to anonymously delay a vote on a nominee for 30 days. 
Mr. Pfiffner is a public policy professor at George Mason University, and has written several books on the presidency.
2:14 am ET Approx. 51 min. War on Drugs Christopher Bracey; David Fontana; Daniel Okrent Panelists talked about marijuana legalization and its potential ramifications on the drug ... Panelists talked about marijuana legalization and its potential ramifications on the drug war. Author Daniel Okrent compared marijuana legalization to Prohibition, and said that regulating human desire is a losing cause. Okrent also covered the federal cost of enforcing current laws. Other speakers talked about the legal side and the patchwork of state-to-state regulation, as well as state vs. federal laws. Hosted by the National Constitution Center.
3:06 am ET Approx. 1 hr. 20 min. William Eskridge on Marriage Equality William Eskridge; Linda McClain Yale Law Professor William Eskridge said President Obama’s support for marriage equality ... Yale Law Professor William Eskridge said President Obama’s support for marriage equality helped him win re-election. The gay rights activist spoke at Boston University Law School a week after the election when voters approved to legalize same-sex marriage in Maryland, Maine, Minnesota and Washington State. He said the country is moving beyond political backlash, and that the results of the 2012 election were good for President Obama.
4:27 am ET Approx. 1 hr. 15 min. Congressional Gold Medal Ceremony for Arnold Palmer Arnold Palmer is awarded a congressional gold medal.
The congressional gold medal is awarded ...
Arnold Palmer is awarded a congressional gold medal.
The congressional gold medal is awarded to those “who have performed an achievement that has an impact on American history and culture that is likely to be recognized as a major achievement in the recipient’s field long after the achievement.”
5:43 am ET Approx. 1 hr. 15 min. Life as Teenagers in the White House Presidential daughters Susan Ford Bales and Lynda Johnson Robb discussed spending part of their ... Presidential daughters Susan Ford Bales and Lynda Johnson Robb discussed spending part of their teenage years in the White House. Both of their father’s took office at times of great national trauma, following the assassination of President Kennedy and the resignation of President Nixon. They talked about the circumstances in which their fathers took office but told lighthearted stories as well. This was a Chautauqua Institution morning lecture with the Week Nine theme, “The Presidents Club.”