C-SPAN Schedule

< Saturday, December 8 >

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7:00 am ET Approx. 47 min. LIVE Open Phones Telephone lines were open for viewer comments on the Supreme Court’s agreeing to hear two ... Telephone lines were open for viewer comments on the Supreme Court’s agreeing to hear two cases related to same-sex marriage. 6:08 am ET Approx. 1 hr. 6 min. Elections in Muslim Countries Panelists debated the possibility of successful democracies in Muslim countries. Among the ... Panelists debated the possibility of successful democracies in Muslim countries. Among the issues they discussed were the need for patience with the democratic process in Muslim countries, reconciliation of democratic and Muslim principles, and Islamists versus non-Islamists candidates. Panelists responded to questions from the audience.
“Islamists and Elections: Where Do They Lead?” was part of the Foundation for Defense of Democracies' annual Washington Forum, titled, “Dictators and Dissidents: Should the West Choose Sides?”
6:46 am ET Approx. 1 hr. 13 min. Reducing Health Care Costs Businessmen and politicians agreed that rising health care costs were one of the main factors ... Businessmen and politicians agreed that rising health care costs were one of the main factors driving long term deficits in the U.S. They discussed ways to make the health care system more efficient and debated how much should be saved overall.
“Fixing the Debt: Reforming the Tax Code and Federal Health Spending” was a forum held at Grand Hyatt Washington by the Campaign to Fix the Debt, which was co-founded by Alan Simpson and Erskine Bowles, the former co-chairs of the National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform.
7:50 am ET Approx. 46 min. LIVE Unemployment and the U.S. Economy ; Rick Newman talked about the latest job numbers for November as well as the overall state of ... Rick Newman talked about the latest job numbers for November as well as the overall state of economy. He said that while the unemployment rate had risen, the more important number was the size of the labor force, which was shrinking. He argued that this trend was troubling because fewer unemployed people were looking for work, and the job market had become a buyer’s market for employers. Mr. Newman also responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. 7:51 am ET Approx. 8 min. Pearl Harbor Day Ceremony Veterans and their families gathered at the World War II Memorial in Washington, DC. The Vice ... Veterans and their families gathered at the World War II Memorial in Washington, DC. The Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Admiral James Winnefeld, gave the keynote address and lead the delegation in the presentation of wreaths at the Freedom Wall, where the 4,000 stars commemorate the more than 400,000 Americans who gave their lives in WWII. 2012 marked 71 years since the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor, bringing the United States into World War II. 8:00 am ET Approx. 1 hr. 2 min. Walter Mondale Oral History Interview ; Former Vice President Walter Mondale talked about his career and how the Senate has changed over ... Former Vice President Walter Mondale talked about his career and how the Senate has changed over the years. He also talked about the career of former Senator Robert Dole (R-KS) and the forces that shaped him as a leader. Topics included the presidential campaigns of 1976, 1980, and 1984.
This never-before-aired interview with historian Richard Norton Smith is part of an oral history project at the Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics at the University of Kansas. The location of this interview is not known.
8:39 am ET Approx. 1 hr. 21 min. LIVE State of U.S. Public Health ; ; Dr. Anthony Fauci and Dr. Thomas Frieden talked about the state of American’s ... Dr. Anthony Fauci and Dr. Thomas Frieden talked about the state of American’s public health, and they responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. Topics included the 2012-13 flu season, HIV/AIDS, vaccination of health care workers, and financial strains on the health care system. 8:02 am ET Approx. 53 min. Book Discussion on Health Care For Some ; Beatrix Hoffman, professor and chair of the history department at Northern Illinois University, ... Beatrix Hoffman, professor and chair of the history department at Northern Illinois University, spoke about the history of the American health care system. She focused on why the United States had been one of the few developed countries to not adopt universal health care and examined why the issue was so divisive. She spoke at the Great Lakes History Conference held at Grand Valley State University in Grand Rapids, Michigan and responded to questions from the audience. 9:06 am ET Approx. 1 hr. 22 min. Ethics of Wealth ; ; Stanford History Professor Richard White and the Chair of Stanford’s English department ... Stanford History Professor Richard White and the Chair of Stanford’s English department Gavin Jones, talk about the disparity of wealth during the Gilded Age. Professor White argued that the majority of Americans in this period viewed excessive wealth as an embarrassment. Professor Jones analyzed literature from the Gilded Age that critiques the excesses of society. Stanford University’s Center for Ethics in Society hosted this event.
10:02 am ET Approx. 36 min. Defense Secretary Panetta at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center ; Secretary Panetta spoke at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in honor of the ... Secretary Panetta spoke at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in honor of the hospital’s first anniversary and to pay tribute to medical professionals in the military. The hospital was created out of the merger of the Walter Reed Army Medical Center and the Bethesda Naval Hospital. 8:57 am ET Approx. 1 min. New Books Being Published A list of new books released the week of December 8, 2012. A list of new books released the week of December 8, 2012. 10:29 am ET Approx. 18 min. New York State Museum's September 11, 2001 Exhibit Mark Schaming, director of the New York State Museum, toured the museum’s September 11, 2001 ... Mark Schaming, director of the New York State Museum, toured the museum’s September 11, 2001 exhibit, the world’s largest collection of artifacts gathered from Ground Zero following the attacks in New York City. 
C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles (LCVs) made a stop in their “2012 LCV Cities Tour” in Albany, New York to feature the history and literary life of the community.*Working with the Time Warner 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.
10:41 am ET Approx. 32 min. Assessment of Bradley Manning Case David Coombs, defense attorney for PFC Bradley Manning, talked about his client’s ... David Coombs, defense attorney for PFC Bradley Manning, talked about his client’s case. He talked about PFC Manning’s upcoming court-martial and the treatment he received since being detained. The Bradley Manning Support Network hosted this event.
Bradley Manning is accused of passing classified material to the Website WikiLeaks.
9:00 am ET Approx. 2 hr. 58 min. In Depth with Senator Tom Coburn ; Senator Tom Coburn (R-OK) talked about his political career, politics in Washington, and his book, ... Senator Tom Coburn (R-OK) talked about his political career, politics in Washington, and his book, The Debt Bomb: A Bold Plan to Stop Washington from Bankrupting America. In 2012 Senator Coburn also published Money for Nothing, Oklahoma Waste Report: Exposing Washington’s Wasteful Spending Habits in our Own Backyard, and Subsidies of the Rich and Famous. He responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. 10:47 am ET Approx. 59 min. The Battle of Midway Veterans of World War II talked about their experiences at the Battle of Midway. They ... Veterans of World War II talked about their experiences at the Battle of Midway. They stressed the importance of the American victory and how it signified a turning point in the war with Japan. The American Veterans Center hosted this panel at their 15th Annual Conference.
Sgt. Ed Fox was a machine gunner on Midway with the 6th Defense Battalion, Fleet Marine Force. Captain John Crawford served as an ensign aboard the USS Yorktown. CPO Chief Hank Kudzik served aboard the USS Nautilus, a submarine that played a pivotal role in the Battle of Midway.
12:23 pm ET Approx. 34 min. Political Instability in Mali Government officials and policy researchers testified on political instability in Mali. They ... Government officials and policy researchers testified on political instability in Mali. They said Mali was battling three interrelated political, security, and humanitarian crises that needed the attention of the U.S and international community. 12:00 pm ET Approx. 1 hr. 24 min. Book TV in Albany, New York These are the programs shown during the Albany, New York LCV weekend on Book TV:
New York ...
These are the programs shown during the Albany, New York LCV weekend on Book TV:
New York State Writer’s Institute
309531-1
O Albany!
309530-1
Lily of the Mohawks
309536-1
SUNY Albany Library Special Collections
309534-1
The Book House of Stuyvesant Plaza
309535-1
Dilemmas of Representation
309533-1
Shepherds of the Sea
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Talking Book and Braille Library
309532-1
C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles (LCVs) made a stop in their “2012 LCV Cities Tour” in Albany, New York to feature the history and literary life of the community.*Working with the Time Warner 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.
11:48 am ET Approx. 11 min. The USS Slater Tim Rizzuto, executive director of the Destroyer Escort Historical Museum, toured the USS Slater, ... Tim Rizzuto, executive director of the Destroyer Escort Historical Museum, toured the USS Slater, the only World War II destroyer still afloat in the country. He also explained the history of the ship.
C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles (LCVs) made a stop in their “2012 LCV Cities Tour” in Albany, New York to feature the history and literary life of the community.*Working with the Time Warner 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.
1:00 pm ET Approx. 58 min. U.S.-China Relations Panelists talked about how the new Chinese Communist Party leadership will impact U.S.-China ... Panelists talked about how the new Chinese Communist Party leadership will impact U.S.-China relations. CBS News Bob Schieffer, along with Assistant Secretary of State Kurt Campbell participated in the discussion. This event was hosted by the Center for International Studies in Washington, DC and the Schieffer School of Journalism. Panelists spoke about U.S. engagement and approach on China, what to expect with the new leadership change and the Chinese economy, the the difficult yet vital relationship between U.S.-China and solutions on how to move forward. 12:00 pm ET Approx. 9 min. New York State Writer's Institute Donald Faulkner, director of the New York State Writers Institute, talked about this ... Donald Faulkner, director of the New York State Writers Institute, talked about this state-mandated and funded institute that promotes cultural initiatives, and sponsors author visits and residencies, writing workshops, staged readings and more.
C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles (LCVs) made a stop in their “2012 LCV Cities Tour” in Albany, New York to feature the history and literary life of the community. Working with the Time Warner 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.
12:00 pm ET Approx. 1 hr. 8 min. Book Discussion on Days of Infamy ; Former Speaker of the House of Representatives New Gingrich and William
Forstchen talked about ...
Former Speaker of the House of Representatives New Gingrich and William
Forstchen talked about Days of Infamy, their second novel on World War II.
In the book, the authors imagine what might have happened in the days following the Pearl Harbor attack had the Japanese and U.S. naval fleets engaged one
another in battle. After their remarks, they responded to questions
from audience members.
2:02 pm ET Approx. 1 hr. 20 min. Energy Security Business, political, and retired military leaders talked about the report they were releasing, ... Business, political, and retired military leaders talked about the report they were releasing, “National Strategy for Energy Security: Harnessing American Resources and Innovation.” The report from Securing America’s Future Energy (SAFE) made long-term policy recommendations for energy security. They agreed that oil dependence was the greatest threat to U.S. economic prosperity, national security, and fiscal stability. In the SAFE report, the writers of the report suggested maximizing oil and gas production, reducing consumption and improving conservation, which could boost revenue and reduce debt. This event took place in the Newseum. 12:10 pm ET Approx. 11 min. Book Discussion on O Albany! William Kennedy talked about his book, O Albany!: Improbable City of Political Wizards, ... William Kennedy talked about his book, O Albany!: Improbable City of Political Wizards, Fearless Ethnics, Spectacular Aristocrats, Splendid Nobodies, and Underrated Scoundrels, in which he examines the history of party politics in New York’s capital city.
C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles (LCVs) made a stop in their “2012 LCV Cities Tour” in Albany, New York to feature the history and literary life of the community. Working with the Time Warner 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.
1:10 pm ET Approx. 44 min. Book Discussion on September Suspense: Lincoln's Union in Peril ; Dennis Frye, author and chief historian at Harpers Ferry National Historic Park, talks about the ... Dennis Frye, author and chief historian at Harpers Ferry National Historic Park, talks about the state of the war in early September 1862. Confederate General Robert E. Lee was poised to invade the North, causing alarm among northern government officials and citizens. General Lee’s goal was Pennsylvania, but by what route and through what cities and towns was unclear. Mr. Frye spoke for about 45 minutes at the Frederick Visitor Center in Frederick, Maryland.
3:23 pm ET Approx. 3 min. Weekly Presidential Address President Obama gave the Weekly Presidential Address, in which he called on Congress to extend the ... President Obama gave the Weekly Presidential Address, in which he called on Congress to extend the middle class tax cuts. 12:22 pm ET Approx. 6 min. Book Discussion on Lily of the Mohawks Author Jack Casey talked about his book Lily of the Mohawks, in which he chronicles the ... Author Jack Casey talked about his book Lily of the Mohawks, in which he chronicles the life of Kateri Tekakwitha, a Mohawk woman who survived smallpox, lost her family to the disease, and was eventually baptized as a Roman Catholic. The book was re-released after Tekakwitha became the first-ever Native American Catholic saint in October 2012.
C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles (LCVs) made a stop in their “2012 LCV Cities Tour” in Albany, New York to feature the history and literary life of the community. Working with the Time Warner 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.
1:59 pm ET Approx. 58 min. Q&A with Robert Caro, Part 2 ; Robert Caro discussed his newly-released fourth volume of his biography of former President ... Robert Caro discussed his newly-released fourth volume of his biography of former President Johnson, The Years of Lyndon Johnson: The Passage of Power. The fourth book covers 1958 until early 1964. Mr. Caro said that President Johnson sought the presidency, yet the nomination went to John F. Kennedy. He detailed Vice President Johnson’s poor treatment at the hands of Kennedy staff, and his acrimonious relationship with Robert F. Kennedy. He described President Johnson’s leadership following President Kennedy’s assassination, and his skill at moving several major pieces of legislation through the House and Senate after he became president, which Mr. Caro suggests planted the seeds for President Johnson’s “War on Poverty” program. 
Robert Caro was born and raised in New York City and graduated from Princeton University with a Bachelor of Science degree in English. He won Pulitzer Prizes for biography in 1975 and 2003, and has been researching Lyndon Johnson since 1977.
3:27 pm ET Approx. 4 min. Weekly Republican Address Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) gave the Weekly Republican Address, in which he talked about the U.S. ... Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) gave the Weekly Republican Address, in which he talked about the U.S. economy and unemployment. 12:29 pm ET Approx. 11 min. SUNY Albany Library Special Collections Brian Keough, head of the SUNY Albany Library M.E. Grenander Special Collections and Archives, ... Brian Keough, head of the SUNY Albany Library M.E. Grenander Special Collections and Archives, talked about the library’s unique collection of death penalty books and artifact, detailing the over 16,000 death penalty cases in the history of the United States.
C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles (LCVs) made a stop in their “2012 LCV Cities Tour” in Albany, New York to feature the history and literary life of the community. Working with the Time Warner 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.
3:00 pm ET Approx. 29 min. 1930s-40s Color Photographs During the Great Depression and World War II, photographers working for the U.S. ... During the Great Depression and World War II, photographers working for the U.S. Government’s Farm Security Administration (FSA) and later the Office of War Information (OWI) created about 1,600 color photographs depicting life in the United States and war production activities.
Collection Curator Beverly Brannan of the Library of Congress talked about the photographers and the images.
3:31 pm ET Approx. 16 min. Vice President Biden Lunch in Arlington, Virgina Vice President Biden spoke to reporters after having lunch with a group of local residents at the ... Vice President Biden spoke to reporters after having lunch with a group of local residents at the Metro 29 Diner in Arlington, Virginia. He talked about stories they shared with him on how they would be affected if Republican congressional leaders and the White House are unable to agree on extending the middle class tax cuts to avoid the “fiscal cliff.” The vice president then reiterated what he said are the White House’s “minimum requirements” for a deal to be reached. 
“Fiscal cliff” refers to the impending tax increases and budget cuts at the end of 2012 if Congress failed to reach a budget agreement.
12:40 pm ET Approx. 11 min. The Book House of Stuyvesant Plaza Susan Novotny, owner of The Book House, talked about the Albany literary scene and the history of ... Susan Novotny, owner of The Book House, talked about the Albany literary scene and the history of her independent book store. She was a sales rep for a publisher who worked with the store for about 10 years, before leaving the publishing business to work at the store. She also helped to computerize inventory, making The Book House one of first independent bookstores with a computerized inventory. In 1991 she became the sole owner and Now has 3 stores and 22 employees.
C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles (LCVs) made a stop in their “2012 LCV Cities Tour” in Albany, New York to feature the history and literary life of the community. Working with the Time Warner 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.
3:30 pm ET Approx. 1 hr. 31 min. Churchill-Roosevelt Special Relationship A discussion on the wartime relationship between British Prime Minister Winston Churchill and ... A discussion on the wartime relationship between British Prime Minister Winston Churchill and President Franklin D. Roosevelt. Panelists explore the impact that FDR and Churchill had on global affairs, and their shared interests as world leaders. The Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum, along with the Roosevelt Institute, hosted this 90-minute event.
3:49 pm ET Approx. 5 min. Senator Graham on Resignation of Senator DeMint U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) spoke on the floor of the Senate about the retirement of his ... U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) spoke on the floor of the Senate about the retirement of his friend and colleague, U.S. Senator Jim DeMint (R-SC). Earlier that day Senator DeMint had announced that he would retire from the Senate at the beginning of January 2013 to become the president of the Heritage Foundation. 12:52 pm ET Approx. 6 min. Book Discussion on Dilemmas of Representation Author Sally Friedman talked about her book Dilemmas of Representation: Local Politics, ... Author Sally Friedman talked about her book Dilemmas of Representation: Local Politics, National Factors, and the Home Styles of Modern US Congress Members, in which she profiles 10 members of the New York US Congressional delegation and focuses on their styles while back in the state compared to their workings in Washington.
C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles (LCVs) made a stop in their “2012 LCV Cities Tour” in Albany, New York to feature the history and literary life of the community. Working with the Time Warner 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.
5:02 pm ET Approx. 2 min. Winston Churchill Statue Historian Richard Norton Smith talked about the statue in Washington, D.C., of British Prime ... Historian Richard Norton Smith talked about the statue in Washington, D.C., of British Prime Minister Winston Churchill. President Kennedy had designated him an Honorary American Citizen, and the statue has one foot in the grounds of the British Embassy and the other on American soil. Topics included the sculptor, William McVey, and the symbolism of the statue. Audio of Sir Winton Churchill addressing a joint session of Congress on December 26, 1941, was played over still photographs of him in the Senate Chambers.
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3:56 pm ET Approx. 3 min. National Christmas Tree Lighting President Obama and the first lady participated in the lighting of the National Christmas Tree and ... President Obama and the first lady participated in the lighting of the National Christmas Tree and the opening holiday ceremonies on the Ellipse.
The program was edited to telecast only speaking parts.
12:59 pm ET Approx. 12 min. Book Discussion on Shepherds of the Sea Robert Cross, author and port commissioner of Albany, talks about his book, Shepherds of the ... Robert Cross, author and port commissioner of Albany, talks about his book, Shepherds of the Sea: Destroyer Escorts in World War II, in which he explains the role the fleet of destroyer escorts played in World War II as they battled German submarines.
C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles (LCVs) made a stop in their “2012 LCV Cities Tour” in Albany, New York to feature the history and literary life of the community. Working with the Time Warner 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.
5:05 pm ET Approx. 52 min. Roots of the War of 1812 Bard College History Professor Christian Ayne Crouch talked about the roots of the War of 1812, ... Bard College History Professor Christian Ayne Crouch talked about the roots of the War of 1812, which she traced back to the Seven Years' War (also known as the French and Indian War) in the 1750s and 1760s. She presented the War of 1812 as a war over empire in the American West and beyond. She also focused on the role of Native American tribes in the conflict.
5:15 pm ET Approx. 1 hr. 2 min. High-Speed and Intercity Passenger Rail Program Witnesses testified on the Obama administration’s high-speed rail program. California ... Witnesses testified on the Obama administration’s high-speed rail program. California Representatives Janice Hahn (D) and Kevin McCarthy (R) testified before the committee about California’s high speed rail program, on which they disagreed. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood also focused on California as he testified about the management of the administration’s program, the status of rail projects, and ways the program can be improved. Other officials, including from other states, also testified. 1:11 pm ET Approx. 12 min. Talking Book and Braille Library New York State Librarian Bernie Margolis talked about the New York State Talking Book and Braille ... New York State Librarian Bernie Margolis talked about the New York State Talking Book and Braille Library. Part of the Library of Congress, this federally-funded library provides Braille, recorded books, magazines and the necessary equipment to residents unable to read standard printed materials.
C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles (LCVs) made a stop in their “2012 LCV Cities Tour” in Albany, New York to feature the history and literary life of the community. Working with the Time Warner 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.
6:01 pm ET Approx. 1 hr. 11 min. Before the Battle of Fredericksburg University of Mary Washington history professor Jeffrey McClurken talked about the Civil War ... University of Mary Washington history professor Jeffrey McClurken talked about the Civil War leading up to December 1862. He discussed the political situations in the North and South, and traced changes in the Union and Confederate commands to that point in the war. Using the words of politicians, military officers, journalists, and people living in and around Fredericksburg, Virginia during that period, Professor McClurken set the stage for the Battle of Fredericksburg, which was fought from December 11-13, 1862.
6:20 pm ET Approx. 3 min. Weekly Presidential Address President Obama gave the Weekly Presidential Address, in which he called on Congress to extend the ... President Obama gave the Weekly Presidential Address, in which he called on Congress to extend the middle class tax cuts. 1:30 pm ET Approx. 55 min. Book Discussion on The Joy of Hate Fox News host Greg Gutfeld talks about his book, The Joy of Hate: How to Triumph Over Whiners ... Fox News host Greg Gutfeld talks about his book, The Joy of Hate: How to Triumph Over Whiners in the Age of Phony Outrage, in which he argues that liberals utilize manufactured outrage and “artificial tolerance” to deflect criticism of their political and social ideologies. The author contended that what he deems, “smart intolerance” should be used to counter liberal arguments. Mr. Gutfeld spoke at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, California and responded to questions from the audience. 7:13 pm ET Approx. 12 min. New York State Capitol Building Barbara R. Maggio, acting director of curatorial and tour services for the New York State Capitol ... Barbara R. Maggio, acting director of curatorial and tour services for the New York State Capitol building, talked about the history, art, and architecture of the distinctive structure. She also highlighted the stories of numerous New York governors who have run for, and either won or lost, their races for the U.S. presidency.
C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles (LCVs) made a stop in their “2012 LCV Cities Tour” in Albany, New York to feature the history and literary life of the community.*Working with the Time Warner 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.
6:23 pm ET Approx. 4 min. Weekly Republican Address Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) gave the Weekly Republican Address, in which he talked about the U.S. ... Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) gave the Weekly Republican Address, in which he talked about the U.S. economy and unemployment. 2:29 pm ET Approx. 9 min. New York State Writer's Institute Donald Faulkner, director of the New York State Writers Institute, talked about this ... Donald Faulkner, director of the New York State Writers Institute, talked about this state-mandated and funded institute that promotes cultural initiatives, and sponsors author visits and residencies, writing workshops, staged readings and more.
C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles (LCVs) made a stop in their “2012 LCV Cities Tour” in Albany, New York to feature the history and literary life of the community. Working with the Time Warner 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.
7:26 pm ET Approx. 4 min. 1930s-40s Color Photographs, Part 2 During the Great Depression and World War II, photographers working for the U.S. ... During the Great Depression and World War II, photographers working for the U.S. Government’s Farm Security Administration (FSA) and later the Office of War Information (OWI) created about 1,600 color photographs depicting life in the United States and war production activities. 
Collection Curator Beverly Brannan of the Library of Congress talked about the photographers and the images.
6:30 pm ET Approx. 28 min. Communicators with Michael Powell ; ; Michael Powell of the National Cable and Telecommunications Association talked about the future of ... Michael Powell of the National Cable and Telecommunications Association talked about the future of television. Topics included a shift from hardware based to software based telecommunications systems, increased accessibility to the consumer, the influence of social media on television, and changes in television viewing behavior. 2:39 pm ET Approx. 6 min. Book Discussion on Lily of the Mohawks Author Jack Casey talked about his book Lily of the Mohawks, in which he chronicles the ... Author Jack Casey talked about his book Lily of the Mohawks, in which he chronicles the life of Kateri Tekakwitha, a Mohawk woman who survived smallpox, lost her family to the disease, and was eventually baptized as a Roman Catholic. The book was re-released after Tekakwitha became the first-ever Native American Catholic saint in October 2012.
C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles (LCVs) made a stop in their “2012 LCV Cities Tour” in Albany, New York to feature the history and literary life of the community. Working with the Time Warner 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.
7:31 pm ET Approx. 26 min. Dialogue with the Future, Part 1 Decision: The Conflicts of Harry S. Truman is a series of 26 half hour films about Harry S. ... Decision: The Conflicts of Harry S. Truman is a series of 26 half hour films about Harry S. Truman’s presidency. Each episode of this series features President Truman looking back on his life and presidency and describing why he made the decisions he did. 
This is the 19th episode, titled Dialogue With the Future, Part I, in which President Truman talks about his decision to drop the atomic bomb.
7:02 pm ET Approx. 57 min. Fiscal Cliff Negotiations and Business Republican and Democratic leaders talked about negotiations between President Obama and Congress ... Republican and Democratic leaders talked about negotiations between President Obama and Congress to avoid the “fiscal cliff.”
“Downsizing the Deficit: The Fiscal Cliff and Its Impact on Business” was a breakfast discussion moderated by Al Hunt.
“Fiscal cliff” referred to the impending tax increases and sequestration budget cuts at the end of 2012 if Congress failed to reach a new budget agreement. "Sequestration," a legal procedure in which automatic budget cuts are triggered, was agreed to in the Budget Control Act of 2011.
2:48 pm ET Approx. 1 hr. 48 min. Book Discussion on Knowing too Much ; ; Author Norman Finkelstein talked about his book, Knowing Too Much: Why the American Jewish ... Author Norman Finkelstein talked about his book, Knowing Too Much: Why the American Jewish Romance with Israel Is Coming to an End, in which he argues that the decades-long support for Israel by liberal American Jews is declining due to now overwhelming evidence that the Israeli government’s treatment of the Palestinians is unjustified. During this event, Mr. Finkelstein was joined by Anna Baltzer, author of Witness in Palestine. 8:01 pm ET Approx. 57 min. British Debt and Stamp Act of 1765 University of Missouri history professor John Bullion spoke to students about the debt incurred by ... University of Missouri history professor John Bullion spoke to students about the debt incurred by the British government in fighting the Seven Years' War in the 1750s and 60s, and efforts to recoup some of that cost by taxing the American colonies, including the Stamp Act of 1765. That law required that some printed material in the colonies such as legal documents be on paper produced in England and have a revenue stamp. He answered questions from students during the lecture.
8:01 pm ET Approx. 17 min. National Christmas Tree Lighting President Obama and the first lady participated in the lighting of the National Christmas Tree and ... President Obama and the first lady participated in the lighting of the National Christmas Tree and the opening holiday ceremonies on the Ellipse.
The program was edited to telecast only speaking parts.
4:36 pm ET Approx. 10 min. Book Discussion on O Albany! William Kennedy talked about his book, O Albany!: Improbable City of Political Wizards, ... William Kennedy talked about his book, O Albany!: Improbable City of Political Wizards, Fearless Ethnics, Spectacular Aristocrats, Splendid Nobodies, and Underrated Scoundrels, in which he examines the history of party politics in New York’s capital city.
C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles (LCVs) made a stop in their “2012 LCV Cities Tour” in Albany, New York to feature the history and literary life of the community. Working with the Time Warner 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.
9:00 pm ET Approx. 1 hr. Queen Anne's Revenge Shipwreck Project ; Shanna Daniel, a conservator on the Queen Anne’s Revenge project, talked about the ... Shanna Daniel, a conservator on the Queen Anne’s Revenge project, talked about the history of the ship and some of the artifacts recovered. Queen Anne’s Revenge was the flagship of Edward Teach, a pirate commonly known as “Blackbeard.” While sailing along the Atlantic coast in the early 18th century, Blackbeard and his crew ran aground off North Carolina and abandoned the ship. The vessel was finally discovered in 1996, and soon after the state of North Carolina began excavating the site. The Wayne County Museum in Goldsboro, North Carolina hosted the event.
8:19 pm ET Approx. 28 min. Capitol Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony The lighting of the Capitol Christmas tree and the opening holiday ceremonies. The lighting of the Capitol Christmas tree and the opening holiday ceremonies. 4:47 pm ET Approx. 10 min. SUNY Albany Library Special Collections Brian Keough, head of the SUNY Albany Library M.E. Grenander Special Collections and Archives, ... Brian Keough, head of the SUNY Albany Library M.E. Grenander Special Collections and Archives, talked about the library’s unique collection of death penalty books and artifact, detailing the over 16,000 death penalty cases in the history of the United States.
C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles (LCVs) made a stop in their “2012 LCV Cities Tour” in Albany, New York to feature the history and literary life of the community. Working with the Time Warner 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.
10:00 pm ET Approx. 1 hr. 11 min. Before the Battle of Fredericksburg University of Mary Washington history professor Jeffrey McClurken talked about the Civil War ... University of Mary Washington history professor Jeffrey McClurken talked about the Civil War leading up to December 1862. He discussed the political situations in the North and South, and traced changes in the Union and Confederate commands to that point in the war. Using the words of politicians, military officers, journalists, and people living in and around Fredericksburg, Virginia during that period, Professor McClurken set the stage for the Battle of Fredericksburg, which was fought from December 11-13, 1862.
8:50 pm ET Approx. 35 min. Pearl Harbor Day Ceremony Veterans and their families gathered at the World War II Memorial in Washington, DC. The Vice ... Veterans and their families gathered at the World War II Memorial in Washington, DC. The Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Admiral James Winnefeld, gave the keynote address and lead the delegation in the presentation of wreaths at the Freedom Wall, where the 4,000 stars commemorate the more than 400,000 Americans who gave their lives in WWII. 2012 marked 71 years since the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor, bringing the United States into World War II. 5:00 pm ET Approx. 59 min. Book Discussion on Just Plain Dick ; Kevin Matson, contemporary history professor at Ohio University, talked about his book, Just ... Kevin Matson, contemporary history professor at Ohio University, talked about his book, Just Plain Dick: Richard Nixon’s Checkers Speech and the ‘Rocking, Shocking’ Election of 1952, in which he recounts the presidential election of 1952 and Richard Nixon’s “Checkers” speech delivered on national television on September 23, 1952. The speech was given in response to allegations that Nixon misused political donations. The author talked about Nixon’s usage of his family dog, Checkers, to denote his everyman status and save his vice presidential nomination. Mr. Mattson spoke at Politics & Prose Bookstore in Washington, D.C. 11:14 pm ET Approx. 11 min. New York's State Archives ; New York State Archivist Christine Ward talked about several items housed at the New York State ... New York State Archivist Christine Ward talked about several items housed at the New York State Archives, including documents relating to the Constitutional Convention, a copy of the U.S. Constitution, and treason documents of Benedict Arnold.
C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles (LCVs) made a stop in their “2012 LCV Cities Tour” in Albany, New York to feature the history and literary life of the community.*Working with the Time Warner 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.
9:30 pm ET Approx. 1 hr. 32 min. Global Slavery Siddharth Kara, a fellow at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government, talked about ... Siddharth Kara, a fellow at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government, talked about modern day slavery and human trafficking. Topics included slavery’s history and evolution, Mr. Kara’s experiences traveling around the world, and the forces contributing to contemporary global slave practices. He also commented on what the future holds and what individuals and groups can do to combat slavery. Mr. Kara is the author of two books on the subject, Sex Trafficking: Inside the Business of Modern Slavery and Bonded Labor: Tackling the System of Slavery in South Asia. This event was part of an annual international conference hosted by Yale University. 6:00 pm ET Approx. 56 min. Book Discussion on Six Days of War ; Mr. Oren spoke about his book, Six Days of War: June 1967 and the Making of the Modern ... Mr. Oren spoke about his book, Six Days of War: June 1967 and the Making of the Modern Middle East, published by Oxford University Press. The book discusses the Six Day War between Israel and Palestine, which has been said to have caused the Yom Kippur War, the war in Lebanon, the Camp David Accords, the controversy over Jerusalem and Jewish settlements in the West Bank, the intifada and the rise of Palestinian terror. Mr. Oren’s book is a comprehensive history of the war, and is the first to study it as both a military struggle and as a turning point in the Cold War. It examines the relationships between Moshe Dayan, Gamal Abdul Nasser, Hafez al-Assad, Yitzhak Rabin, Lyndon Johnson and Alexi Kosygin. 11:25 pm ET Approx. 4 min. 1930s-40s Color Photographs, Part 2 During the Great Depression and World War II, photographers working for the U.S. ... During the Great Depression and World War II, photographers working for the U.S. Government’s Farm Security Administration (FSA) and later the Office of War Information (OWI) created about 1,600 color photographs depicting life in the United States and war production activities. 
Collection Curator Beverly Brannan of the Library of Congress talked about the photographers and the images.
11:05 pm ET Approx. 17 min. National Christmas Tree Lighting President Obama and the first lady participated in the lighting of the National Christmas Tree and ... President Obama and the first lady participated in the lighting of the National Christmas Tree and the opening holiday ceremonies on the Ellipse.
The program was edited to telecast only speaking parts.
6:57 pm ET Approx. 1 min. New Books Being Published A list of new books released the week of December 8, 2012. A list of new books released the week of December 8, 2012. 11:31 pm ET Approx. 26 min. Dialogue with the Future, Part 1 Decision: The Conflicts of Harry S. Truman is a series of 26 half hour films about Harry S. ... Decision: The Conflicts of Harry S. Truman is a series of 26 half hour films about Harry S. Truman’s presidency. Each episode of this series features President Truman looking back on his life and presidency and describing why he made the decisions he did. 
This is the 19th episode, titled Dialogue With the Future, Part I, in which President Truman talks about his decision to drop the atomic bomb.
11:23 pm ET Approx. 28 min. Capitol Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony The lighting of the Capitol Christmas tree and the opening holiday ceremonies. The lighting of the Capitol Christmas tree and the opening holiday ceremonies. 7:00 pm ET Approx. 1 hr. 14 min. Book Discussion on Volcker: The Triumph of Persistence ; ; New York University Professor William Silber and former Federal Reserve Chairman Paul Volcker ... New York University Professor William Silber and former Federal Reserve Chairman Paul Volcker talked about Mr. Volcker’s life and years of government service. Mr. Silber is the author of Volcker: The Triumph of Persistence. This event was held at New York University’s Stern School of Management. 11:57 pm ET Approx. 2 min. Mary McLeod Bethune Memorial Historian Richard Norton Smith talked about the statue in Washington, D.C., of Mary McLeod ... Historian Richard Norton Smith talked about the statue in Washington, D.C., of Mary McLeod Bethune. Topics included her career and the history of the statue by sculptor Robert Berks. When it was dedicated July 10, 1974, on what would have been her 99th birthday, was the first memorial in the nation’s capital to honor an African-American leader.
11:55 pm ET Approx. 35 min. Pearl Harbor Day Ceremony Veterans and their families gathered at the World War II Memorial in Washington, DC. The Vice ... Veterans and their families gathered at the World War II Memorial in Washington, DC. The Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Admiral James Winnefeld, gave the keynote address and lead the delegation in the presentation of wreaths at the Freedom Wall, where the 4,000 stars commemorate the more than 400,000 Americans who gave their lives in WWII. 2012 marked 71 years since the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor, bringing the United States into World War II. 8:16 pm ET Approx. 11 min. The Book House of Stuyvesant Plaza Susan Novotny, owner of The Book House, talked about the Albany literary scene and the history of ... Susan Novotny, owner of The Book House, talked about the Albany literary scene and the history of her independent book store. She was a sales rep for a publisher who worked with the store for about 10 years, before leaving the publishing business to work at the store. She also helped to computerize inventory, making The Book House one of first independent bookstores with a computerized inventory. In 1991 she became the sole owner and Now has 3 stores and 22 employees.
C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles (LCVs) made a stop in their “2012 LCV Cities Tour” in Albany, New York to feature the history and literary life of the community. Working with the Time Warner 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.
12:00 am ET Approx. 57 min. British Debt and Stamp Act of 1765 University of Missouri history professor John Bullion spoke to students about the debt incurred by ... University of Missouri history professor John Bullion spoke to students about the debt incurred by the British government in fighting the Seven Years' War in the 1750s and 60s, and efforts to recoup some of that cost by taxing the American colonies, including the Stamp Act of 1765. That law required that some printed material in the colonies such as legal documents be on paper produced in England and have a revenue stamp. He answered questions from students during the lecture.
12:33 am ET Approx. 1 hr. 32 min. Global Slavery Siddharth Kara, a fellow at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government, talked about ... Siddharth Kara, a fellow at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government, talked about modern day slavery and human trafficking. Topics included slavery’s history and evolution, Mr. Kara’s experiences traveling around the world, and the forces contributing to contemporary global slave practices. He also commented on what the future holds and what individuals and groups can do to combat slavery. Mr. Kara is the author of two books on the subject, Sex Trafficking: Inside the Business of Modern Slavery and Bonded Labor: Tackling the System of Slavery in South Asia. This event was part of an annual international conference hosted by Yale University. 8:27 pm ET Approx. 6 min. Book Discussion on Dilemmas of Representation Author Sally Friedman talked about her book Dilemmas of Representation: Local Politics, ... Author Sally Friedman talked about her book Dilemmas of Representation: Local Politics, National Factors, and the Home Styles of Modern US Congress Members, in which she profiles 10 members of the New York US Congressional delegation and focuses on their styles while back in the state compared to their workings in Washington.
C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles (LCVs) made a stop in their “2012 LCV Cities Tour” in Albany, New York to feature the history and literary life of the community. Working with the Time Warner 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.
12:59 am ET Approx. 1 hr. Queen Anne's Revenge Shipwreck Project ; Shanna Daniel, a conservator on the Queen Anne’s Revenge project, talked about the ... Shanna Daniel, a conservator on the Queen Anne’s Revenge project, talked about the history of the ship and some of the artifacts recovered. Queen Anne’s Revenge was the flagship of Edward Teach, a pirate commonly known as “Blackbeard.” While sailing along the Atlantic coast in the early 18th century, Blackbeard and his crew ran aground off North Carolina and abandoned the ship. The vessel was finally discovered in 1996, and soon after the state of North Carolina began excavating the site. The Wayne County Museum in Goldsboro, North Carolina hosted the event.
2:06 am ET Approx. 1 hr. 45 min. Defining Slavery A panel of professors and authors talked about the legal, economic, academic and policy frameworks ... A panel of professors and authors talked about the legal, economic, academic and policy frameworks that help define modern day slavery and human trafficking. This forum was part of an annual international conference hosted by Yale University’s Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance and Abolition. 8:34 pm ET Approx. 12 min. Book Discussion on Shepherds of the Sea Robert Cross, author and port commissioner of Albany, talks about his book, Shepherds of the ... Robert Cross, author and port commissioner of Albany, talks about his book, Shepherds of the Sea: Destroyer Escorts in World War II, in which he explains the role the fleet of destroyer escorts played in World War II as they battled German submarines.
C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles (LCVs) made a stop in their “2012 LCV Cities Tour” in Albany, New York to feature the history and literary life of the community. Working with the Time Warner 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.
2:00 am ET Approx. 29 min. 1930s-40s Color Photographs During the Great Depression and World War II, photographers working for the U.S. ... During the Great Depression and World War II, photographers working for the U.S. Government’s Farm Security Administration (FSA) and later the Office of War Information (OWI) created about 1,600 color photographs depicting life in the United States and war production activities.
Collection Curator Beverly Brannan of the Library of Congress talked about the photographers and the images.
3:54 am ET Approx. 1 hr. 20 min. State of U.S. Public Health ; ; Dr. Anthony Fauci and Dr. Thomas Frieden talked about the state of American’s ... Dr. Anthony Fauci and Dr. Thomas Frieden talked about the state of American’s public health, and they responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. Topics included the 2012-13 flu season, HIV/AIDS, vaccination of health care workers, and financial strains on the health care system. 8:47 pm ET Approx. 12 min. Talking Book and Braille Library New York State Librarian Bernie Margolis talked about the New York State Talking Book and Braille ... New York State Librarian Bernie Margolis talked about the New York State Talking Book and Braille Library. Part of the Library of Congress, this federally-funded library provides Braille, recorded books, magazines and the necessary equipment to residents unable to read standard printed materials.
C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles (LCVs) made a stop in their “2012 LCV Cities Tour” in Albany, New York to feature the history and literary life of the community. Working with the Time Warner 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.
2:30 am ET Approx. 1 hr. 31 min. Churchill-Roosevelt Special Relationship A discussion on the wartime relationship between British Prime Minister Winston Churchill and ... A discussion on the wartime relationship between British Prime Minister Winston Churchill and President Franklin D. Roosevelt. Panelists explore the impact that FDR and Churchill had on global affairs, and their shared interests as world leaders. The Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum, along with the Roosevelt Institute, hosted this 90-minute event.
5:15 am ET Approx. 3 min. Weekly Presidential Address President Obama gave the Weekly Presidential Address, in which he called on Congress to extend the ... President Obama gave the Weekly Presidential Address, in which he called on Congress to extend the middle class tax cuts. 9:01 pm ET Approx. 45 min. Book Discussion on Round About the Earth Harvard University Professor Joyce Chaplin talked about her book, Round About the Earth: ... Harvard University Professor Joyce Chaplin talked about her book, Round About the Earth: Circumnavigation from Magellan to Orbit, in which she presents the history of the circumnavigation of earth, going back to the days of Portuguese explorer Ferdinand Magellan. Professor Chaplin spoke at Harvard Book Store in Cambridge, Massachusetts. 4:02 am ET Approx. 2 min. Winston Churchill Statue Historian Richard Norton Smith talked about the statue in Washington, D.C., of British Prime ... Historian Richard Norton Smith talked about the statue in Washington, D.C., of British Prime Minister Winston Churchill. President Kennedy had designated him an Honorary American Citizen, and the statue has one foot in the grounds of the British Embassy and the other on American soil. Topics included the sculptor, William McVey, and the symbolism of the statue. Audio of Sir Winton Churchill addressing a joint session of Congress on December 26, 1941, was played over still photographs of him in the Senate Chambers.
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5:18 am ET Approx. 4 min. Weekly Republican Address Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) gave the Weekly Republican Address, in which he talked about the U.S. ... Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) gave the Weekly Republican Address, in which he talked about the U.S. economy and unemployment. 9:46 pm ET Approx. 1 min. New Books Being Published A list of new books released the week of December 8, 2012. A list of new books released the week of December 8, 2012. 4:05 am ET Approx. 52 min. Roots of the War of 1812 Bard College History Professor Christian Ayne Crouch talked about the roots of the War of 1812, ... Bard College History Professor Christian Ayne Crouch talked about the roots of the War of 1812, which she traced back to the Seven Years' War (also known as the French and Indian War) in the 1750s and 1760s. She presented the War of 1812 as a war over empire in the American West and beyond. She also focused on the role of Native American tribes in the conflict.
5:25 am ET Approx. 1 hr. 31 min. Obama Administration Transparency Panelists talked about the President Obama’s standing in terms of being open and his ... Panelists talked about the President Obama’s standing in terms of being open and his adherence to his pledge to have the most open government in American history. They give his administration a mixed review, praising it for publishing the White House visitor logs but urging better compliance with the Freedom of Information Act. The program “Transparency and the Obama Presidency: Looking at Progress in the Past Four Years” was held in the Rayburn House Office Building. 9:47 pm ET Approx. 9 min. New York State Writer's Institute Donald Faulkner, director of the New York State Writers Institute, talked about this ... Donald Faulkner, director of the New York State Writers Institute, talked about this state-mandated and funded institute that promotes cultural initiatives, and sponsors author visits and residencies, writing workshops, staged readings and more.
C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles (LCVs) made a stop in their “2012 LCV Cities Tour” in Albany, New York to feature the history and literary life of the community. Working with the Time Warner 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.
5:00 am ET Approx. 1 hr. 8 min. Book Discussion on Days of Infamy ; Former Speaker of the House of Representatives New Gingrich and William
Forstchen talked about ...
Former Speaker of the House of Representatives New Gingrich and William
Forstchen talked about Days of Infamy, their second novel on World War II.
In the book, the authors imagine what might have happened in the days following the Pearl Harbor attack had the Japanese and U.S. naval fleets engaged one
another in battle. After their remarks, they responded to questions
from audience members.
10:01 pm ET Approx. 58 min. After Words with Marty Makary ; Johns Hopkins surgeon Dr. Marty Makary talks about his book, Unaccountable: What Hospitals ... Johns Hopkins surgeon Dr. Marty Makary talks about his book, Unaccountable: What Hospitals Won’t Tell You and How Transparency Can Revolutionize Health Care, in which he provides an insider’s look at the dangers of a stay in the hospital. He argues that patients are endangered by errors, over-treatment and a closed-door culture that protects medical practitioners first. He discussed his findings and experience with the president of Washington, D.C.'s Sibley Hospital (part of the Johns Hopkins network) Richard Davis. 6:10 am ET Approx. 44 min. Book Discussion on September Suspense: Lincoln's Union in Peril ; Dennis Frye, author and chief historian at Harpers Ferry National Historic Park, talks about the ... Dennis Frye, author and chief historian at Harpers Ferry National Historic Park, talks about the state of the war in early September 1862. Confederate General Robert E. Lee was poised to invade the North, causing alarm among northern government officials and citizens. General Lee’s goal was Pennsylvania, but by what route and through what cities and towns was unclear. Mr. Frye spoke for about 45 minutes at the Frederick Visitor Center in Frederick, Maryland.
11:00 pm ET Approx. 48 min. Panel on Humor Author Dave Barry talked about his book, Lunatics: A Novel, and authors Seth Reiss and Will ... Author Dave Barry talked about his book, Lunatics: A Novel, and authors Seth Reiss and Will Tracy talked about their book, The Onion Book of Known Knowledge. In Lunatics: A Novel, two New Jersey suburban fathers' worlds collide in a swiftly escalating series of events that sends them running for their lives. In The Onion Book of Known Knowledge, the authors impart information such as the life stages of an Aunt; places to kill oneself in Utica, New York; and over 1500 more entries spanning all 27 letters of the alphabet. 6:55 am ET Approx. 4 min. 1930s-40s Color Photographs, Part 2 During the Great Depression and World War II, photographers working for the U.S. ... During the Great Depression and World War II, photographers working for the U.S. Government’s Farm Security Administration (FSA) and later the Office of War Information (OWI) created about 1,600 color photographs depicting life in the United States and war production activities. 
Collection Curator Beverly Brannan of the Library of Congress talked about the photographers and the images.
11:49 pm ET Approx. 11 min. Book Discussion on O Albany! William Kennedy talked about his book, O Albany!: Improbable City of Political Wizards, ... William Kennedy talked about his book, O Albany!: Improbable City of Political Wizards, Fearless Ethnics, Spectacular Aristocrats, Splendid Nobodies, and Underrated Scoundrels, in which he examines the history of party politics in New York’s capital city.
C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles (LCVs) made a stop in their “2012 LCV Cities Tour” in Albany, New York to feature the history and literary life of the community. Working with the Time Warner 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.
12:02 am ET Approx. 1 hr. 11 min. Book Discussion on My American Revolution ; Author Robert Sullivan discussed his book, My American Revolution: Crossing the Delaware and ... Author Robert Sullivan discussed his book, My American Revolution: Crossing the Delaware and I-78, which explores the role of the middle colonies in the American Revolution. He also responded to questions from the audience.
1:14 am ET Approx. 6 min. Book Discussion on Lily of the Mohawks Author Jack Casey talked about his book Lily of the Mohawks, in which he chronicles the ... Author Jack Casey talked about his book Lily of the Mohawks, in which he chronicles the life of Kateri Tekakwitha, a Mohawk woman who survived smallpox, lost her family to the disease, and was eventually baptized as a Roman Catholic. The book was re-released after Tekakwitha became the first-ever Native American Catholic saint in October 2012.
C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles (LCVs) made a stop in their “2012 LCV Cities Tour” in Albany, New York to feature the history and literary life of the community. Working with the Time Warner 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.
1:21 am ET Approx. 10 min. SUNY Albany Library Special Collections Brian Keough, head of the SUNY Albany Library M.E. Grenander Special Collections and Archives, ... Brian Keough, head of the SUNY Albany Library M.E. Grenander Special Collections and Archives, talked about the library’s unique collection of death penalty books and artifact, detailing the over 16,000 death penalty cases in the history of the United States.
C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles (LCVs) made a stop in their “2012 LCV Cities Tour” in Albany, New York to feature the history and literary life of the community. Working with the Time Warner 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.
1:32 am ET Approx. 6 min. Book Discussion on Dilemmas of Representation Author Sally Friedman talked about her book Dilemmas of Representation: Local Politics, ... Author Sally Friedman talked about her book Dilemmas of Representation: Local Politics, National Factors, and the Home Styles of Modern US Congress Members, in which she profiles 10 members of the New York US Congressional delegation and focuses on their styles while back in the state compared to their workings in Washington.
C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles (LCVs) made a stop in their “2012 LCV Cities Tour” in Albany, New York to feature the history and literary life of the community. Working with the Time Warner 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.
1:39 am ET Approx. 47 min. James Patterson on Reading ; Author James Patterson talked about the value of families reading together. He also responded ... Author James Patterson talked about the value of families reading together. He also responded to questions from the audience. This event took place at the 2012 Miami Book Fair International held November 11-18, 2012 on the campus of Miami Dade College in Miami, Florida.
2:27 am ET Approx. 18 min. Child Literacy Initiatives ; ; C-SPAN hosted a Google Hangout discussion on child literacy and improving educational ... C-SPAN hosted a Google Hangout discussion on child literacy and improving educational opportunities for children.
2:46 am ET Approx. 12 min. Talking Book and Braille Library New York State Librarian Bernie Margolis talked about the New York State Talking Book and Braille ... New York State Librarian Bernie Margolis talked about the New York State Talking Book and Braille Library. Part of the Library of Congress, this federally-funded library provides Braille, recorded books, magazines and the necessary equipment to residents unable to read standard printed materials.
C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles (LCVs) made a stop in their “2012 LCV Cities Tour” in Albany, New York to feature the history and literary life of the community. Working with the Time Warner 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.
2:59 am ET Approx. 1 hr. 16 min. Future of Reading Panelists talked about the future of reading and child literacy. Among the topics they ... Panelists talked about the future of reading and child literacy. Among the topics they addressed were the use of digital books, the impact of new technologies on the publishing industry, uses of electronic media in schools, the amount of information available through electronic media, and the experience of reading. They responded to questions from the audience.
4:16 am ET Approx. 12 min. Book Discussion on Shepherds of the Sea Robert Cross, author and port commissioner of Albany, talks about his book, Shepherds of the ... Robert Cross, author and port commissioner of Albany, talks about his book, Shepherds of the Sea: Destroyer Escorts in World War II, in which he explains the role the fleet of destroyer escorts played in World War II as they battled German submarines.
C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles (LCVs) made a stop in their “2012 LCV Cities Tour” in Albany, New York to feature the history and literary life of the community. Working with the Time Warner 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 am ET Approx. 1 hr. 27 min. Book Discussion on Mismatch Law professor Richard Sander and former New York Times correspondent Stuart Taylor talked ... Law professor Richard Sander and former New York Times correspondent Stuart Taylor talked about their book, Mismatch: How Affirmative Action Hurts the Students It’s Intended to Help, and Why Universities Won’t Admit It. They also presented their thoughts on affirmative action prior to the Supreme Court’s hearing of oral arguments in Fisher v. University of Texas. They said that they agreed with the initial goals of affirmative action but now believe the system hurts more than helps minorities. Richard Sander and Stuart Taylor speak at the CATO Institute in Washington, D.C. They responded to questions from the audience.
6:00 am ET Approx. 42 min. Book Discussion on Unlearning Liberty Greg Lukianoff, author and President of the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education, ... Greg Lukianoff, author and President of the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education, discussed his book, Unlearning Liberty: Campus Censorship and the End of American Debate, about free speech issues on campus and university efforts to regulate and control forms of expression by students and faculty. He responded to questions from the audience.
6:43 am ET Approx. 11 min. The Book House of Stuyvesant Plaza Susan Novotny, owner of The Book House, talked about the Albany literary scene and the history of ... Susan Novotny, owner of The Book House, talked about the Albany literary scene and the history of her independent book store. She was a sales rep for a publisher who worked with the store for about 10 years, before leaving the publishing business to work at the store. She also helped to computerize inventory, making The Book House one of first independent bookstores with a computerized inventory. In 1991 she became the sole owner and Now has 3 stores and 22 employees.
C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles (LCVs) made a stop in their “2012 LCV Cities Tour” in Albany, New York to feature the history and literary life of the community. Working with the Time Warner 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.
6:55 am ET Approx. 6 min. Book Discussion on Lily of the Mohawks Author Jack Casey talked about his book Lily of the Mohawks, in which he chronicles the ... Author Jack Casey talked about his book Lily of the Mohawks, in which he chronicles the life of Kateri Tekakwitha, a Mohawk woman who survived smallpox, lost her family to the disease, and was eventually baptized as a Roman Catholic. The book was re-released after Tekakwitha became the first-ever Native American Catholic saint in October 2012.
C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles (LCVs) made a stop in their “2012 LCV Cities Tour” in Albany, New York to feature the history and literary life of the community. Working with the Time Warner 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.