C-SPAN Schedule

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7:00 am ET Approx. 46 min. LIVE Open Phones Robb Harleston Telephone lines were open for viewer comments on Senate negotiations to avoid “fiscal ... Telephone lines were open for viewer comments on Senate negotiations to avoid “fiscal cliff” impending tax increases and budget cuts in January 2013 if Congress failed to reach budget agreement. 
Lori Montgomery also spoke by phone about the status of the negotiations.
6:51 am 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.
5:53 am ET Approx. 1 hr. 9 min. Mark Grimsley's The Hard Hand of War Panelists discussed Mark Grimsley’s book, The Hard Hand of War: Union Military Policy ... Panelists discussed Mark Grimsley’s book, The Hard Hand of War: Union Military Policy Toward Southern Civilians, 1861-1865, which was the featured book of the 2012 Civil War Institute Summer Conference at Gettysburg College. He responded to questions from the audience.
7:49 am ET Approx. 44 min. LIVE Fiscal Cliff Negotiations Robb Harleston; Joesph Rosenberg Joseph Rosenberg talked about the “fiscal cliff” negotiations to avert impending tax ... Joseph Rosenberg talked about the “fiscal cliff” negotiations to avert impending tax increases and budget cuts in January 2013 if Congress failed to reach a budget agreement. Topics included the consequences if no agreement is reached and the tax ramifications for 2013. 8:01 am ET Approx. 45 min. Book Discussion on Almost Home Cory Booker; Tina Kelley; Kevin Ryan Covenant House president Kevin Ryan and former New York Times reporter Tina Kelley talked about ... Covenant House president Kevin Ryan and former New York Times reporter Tina Kelley talked about their book, Almost Home: Helping Kids Move from Homelessness to Hope, in which they describe the experiences of homeless teens in North America and the efforts by Covenant House help them. Newark Mayor Cory Booker, who wrote the foreword to the book, also participated in the discussion. This event was hosted by Barnes and Noble Booksellers in New York City. 7:05 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.
8:36 am ET Approx. 45 min. LIVE Presidential Campaigns and Fundraising Brenden Doherty; Robb Harleston Brenden Doherty talked about the increase in the amount presidents spend on re-election campaigns ... Brenden Doherty talked about the increase in the amount presidents spend on re-election campaigns since former President Ronald Reagan, and he responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. He also discussed fundraising , the influence of the Electoral College, and the presidential staff who make the decisions on how and where to campaign.
Mr. Doherty is the author of The Rise of the President’s Permanent Campaign.
9:00 am ET Approx. 59 min. 2012 Year in Books Bob Minzesheimer; Peter Slen; Sarah Weinman Sarah Weinman, news editor for Publishers Marketplace, and Bob Minzesheimer, book reviewer ... Sarah Weinman, news editor for Publishers Marketplace, and Bob Minzesheimer, book reviewer and reporter for USA Today, talked about the notable books, bestsellers, and publishing industry stories of 2012. 8:00 am ET Approx. 1 hr. 48 min. Robert Bork Oral History Interview Robert Bork; Timothy Naftali Former Judge Robert Bork talked about how he got the job as President Nixon’s solicitor ... Former Judge Robert Bork talked about how he got the job as President Nixon’s solicitor general, how Nixon lectured him at Camp David about the role of a judge, the issue of executive privilege, the Saturday Night Massacre, and his reaction to the discovery of the so-called "Smoking Gun'' tape.
This is a portion of the interview conducted by Timothy Naftali on December 1, 2008, for the Richard Nixon Presidential Library at Robert Bork’s home in McLean, Virginia.
9:24 am ET Approx. 37 min. LIVE Hurricane Sandy Relief Funding Dan Friedman; Robb Harleston Dan Friedman talked about Hurricane Sandy relief funding legislation passed by the Senate, and he ... Dan Friedman talked about Hurricane Sandy relief funding legislation passed by the Senate, and he responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. Topics included what the legislation contains, including non-Hurricane Sandy projects, and what leaders and residents of New York and New Jersey were asking for. 10:01 am ET Approx. 19 min. Book Discussion on The Making of Modern Economics Mark Skousen; Peter Slen Mark Skousen, co-founder of FreedomFest, one of the largest libertarian conferences in the U.S., ... Mark Skousen, co-founder of FreedomFest, one of the largest libertarian conferences in the U.S., talked about the Fest, his life, and his book, The Making of Modern Economics. He was interviewed in Bally’s Las Vegas Hotel and Casino, where the conference was held. 9:49 am ET Approx. 10 min. The Albany Institute's Dutch Collections Tammis Groft Tammis Groft, Chief Curator at the Albany Institute of History and Art, talks about the history of ... Tammis Groft, Chief Curator at the Albany Institute of History and Art, talks about the history of the Albany Institute. He also talked about pieces from the Institute’s Dutch cultural collection which shows us how early settlers lived, and about Dutch traditions that were brought to 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.
10:02 am ET Approx. 1 hr. 23 min. Student Loan Debt Mark Kantrowitz and Deanne Loonin talked about the impact of student loan debt on both students ... Mark Kantrowitz and Deanne Loonin talked about the impact of student loan debt on both students and parents. According to a recent ProPublica report, parents were being saddled with student loans they were unable to afford to repay. 10:31 am ET Approx. 1 hr. 29 min. Book Discussion on Occupy the Economy David Barsamian; Richard Wolff Richard Wolff and David Barsamian talked about the economic crisis and argued that it can be ... Richard Wolff and David Barsamian talked about the economic crisis and argued that it can be traced back to the 1970s, when the economic system shifted from benefiting a vast majority of Americans to one which mostly benefits only the very rich. Mr. Wolff responded to some questions submitted by members of the audience at City Lights Bookstore in San Francisco. 10:00 am ET Approx. 26 min. Herbert Hoover and the Jewish Vote Stephen Honig; Sonja Wentling History Professor Sonja Schoepf Wentling talked about the relationship between President Herbert ... History Professor Sonja Schoepf Wentling talked about the relationship between President Herbert Hoover and prominent Jewish political leaders in the 1920s. She argued Hoover’s work after World War I to coordinate humanitarian aid to Polish Jews helped him earn credibility with Jewish leaders, who in turn supported his presidential bid. This event took place at Fordham University Law School.
11:28 am ET Approx. 1 hr. 23 min. Innovation and the Space Race Elbert Rutan Burt Rutan talked about the history of manned spaceflight and contrasted the contemporary space ... Burt Rutan talked about the history of manned spaceflight and contrasted the contemporary space program with the pioneering days of space travel. Mr. Rutan designed “SpaceShipOne,” which launched the era of commercial space travel, and the Voyager aircraft that in 1986 became the first airplane to fly non-stop around the world without refueling. 12:02 pm ET Approx. 48 min. Book Discussion on Entrepreneurial Nation Ro Khanna Ro Khanna, a former deputy assistant secretary of commerce in a unit of the International Trade ... Ro Khanna, a former deputy assistant secretary of commerce in a unit of the International Trade Administration, argued that the U.S. is, and will continue to be, a leader in manufacturing and innovation. Mr.Khanna responded to questions from members of the audeince at Politics and Prose Bookstore in Washington, D.C. 10:29 am ET Approx. 1 hr. 30 min. Comity and Contention in Congress Former Republican and Democratic members of Congress talked about how personal relationships on ... Former Republican and Democratic members of Congress talked about how personal relationships on Capitol Hill have changed in the past fifty years, and how important those relationships are to achieve compromise and pass legislation. They responded to questions from the audience at the event hosted by the U.S. Capitol Historical Society.
12:53 pm ET Approx. 2 min. Weekly Presidential Address Barack Obama President Obama delivered the Weekly Presidential Address. He spoke about the impending ... President Obama delivered the Weekly Presidential Address. He spoke about the impending “fiscal cliff” tax increases and budget cuts in January 2013 if Congress failed to reach a budget agreement, and urged Congress to protect the middle class incomes tax increases. 1:02 pm ET Approx. 17 min. Youth Literacy Programs John Cole; Walter Myers Walter Dean Meyers and John Cole talked about youth literacy. The panel was entitled, ... Walter Dean Meyers and John Cole talked about youth literacy. The panel was entitled, “Reading is Not an Option.” The International Summit of the Book was hosted by the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C. 12:00 pm ET Approx. 44 min. Book Discussion on 48 Liberal Lies About American History Larry Schweikart Larry Schweikart talked about his book 48 Liberal Lies About American History (That You ... Larry Schweikart talked about his book 48 Liberal Lies About American History (That You Probably Learned in School), published by Sentinel on September 4, 2008. Mr. Schweikart, a history professor, contends that distortions by liberal historians have permeated American history textbooks with slanted views. Professor Schweikart presented his research on several historical events that he believes have tended to be portrayed inaccurately, including the “Great Society,” the end of the Cold War, the Rosenberg spy case, and the building of the transcontinental railroad. Other topics included the changing meaning of “isolationism” and “imperialism” and whether “the first presidents intended to be isolationists” and if “the constitution was the creation of 'elites.'” He also talked about the historical effect of the tenure system on academia. Professor Schweikart responded to questions from members of the audience.
12:55 pm ET Approx. 4 min. Weekly Republican Address Roy Blunt Senator Roy Blunt (R-MO) delivered the Weekly Republican Address. He spoke about the ... Senator Roy Blunt (R-MO) delivered the Weekly Republican Address. He spoke about the impending “fiscal cliff” tax increases and budget cuts in January 2013 if Congress failed to reach a budget agreement, and urged Congress and the White House to accomplish something before the deadline. 1:20 pm ET Approx. 48 min. Cultural Institutions and Book Publishing Carla Hayden and Ira Silverberg talked about the role of cultural institutions in fostering the ... Carla Hayden and Ira Silverberg talked about the role of cultural institutions in fostering the future of the book. The panel was moderated by Harold Evans, former publisher and president of Random House. The International Summit of the Book was hosted by the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C. 12:47 pm ET Approx. 2 min. Adams Memorial Richard Smith A short piece on the Adams Memorial in Washington, DC’s Rock Creek Cemetery. The ... A short piece on the Adams Memorial in Washington, DC’s Rock Creek Cemetery. The memorial rests above the graves of author Henry Adams and his wife Marian “Clover” Hooper Adams, for whom the writer commissioned the memorial after her 1885 suicide. Scultped by Augustus Saint-Gaudens and designed by architect Stanford White, the memorial is also known as “Grief.”
Historian Richard Norton Smith provides the voice-over for this piece.
1:00 pm ET Approx. 6 min. Lori Montgomery on Fiscal Cliff Negotiations Robb Harleston; Lori Montgomery Lori Montgomery spoke by phone about negotiations between the White House and Congressional ... Lori Montgomery spoke by phone about negotiations between the White House and Congressional Republicans on the "fiscal cliff". 2:08 pm ET Approx. 52 min. Copyright and the Book Tom Allen, James Shapiro, and Peter Jaszi talked about copyright and its relationship to authors, ... Tom Allen, James Shapiro, and Peter Jaszi talked about copyright and its relationship to authors, publishers and public interest. The panel was moderated by Maria Pallante, United States Register of Copyrights. The International Summit of the Book is hosted by the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C 12:50 pm ET Approx. 1 hr. 6 min. Relationship Between President Truman and General MacArthur Eliot Cohen This week, Professor Eliot Cohen examines the relationship between President Harry S. Truman and ... This week, Professor Eliot Cohen examines the relationship between President Harry S. Truman and General Douglas MacArthur. In 1951, during the Korean War, President Truman relieved General MacArthur of his command. This class at Johns Hopkins University’s School of Advanced International Studies is from a course called “The Art of Strategic Decision.”
1:07 pm ET Approx. 2 hr. 32 min. NASA Budget and Mission Witnesses testified on NASA’s strategic direction as the Nation faces budgetary ... Witnesses testified on NASA’s strategic direction as the Nation faces budgetary challenges. They also reviewed the National Research Council report on NASA’s strategic direction and the need for a national consensus. 3:01 pm ET Approx. 1 hr. 21 min. Challenges Facing the Publishing Industry Panelists talked about the history of the publishing industry and its current ability to respond ... Panelists talked about the history of the publishing industry and its current ability to respond to market challenges. Among the topics they addressed were the growing use of electronic and digital media, self-publishing and micro-targeting potential markets, and mass marketing in the digital age. They responded to questions from the audience. The International Summit of the Book was hosted by the Library of Congress in Washington,D.C. 2:00 pm ET Approx. 57 min. Q&A with Karl Marlantes Brian Lamb; Karl Marlantes Karl Marlantes talked about his autobiographical narrative, What It Is Like To Go To War. ... Karl Marlantes talked about his autobiographical narrative, What It Is Like To Go To War. In the book he related many of his own combat experiences, including one intense battle in Vietnam that ultimately won him the Navy Cross, the highest citation awarded by the Department of the Navy. In this interview spoke of the profound impact of being a front line soldier on his life and shared his own anguish in dealing with post traumatic stress disorder. He feels the military did a poor job of reintegrating Vietnam veterans to life back in the U.S.
Karl Marlantes graduated from Yale University and was a 1967 Rhodes Scholar at Oxford University. From his one year of combat experience in Vietnam in 1967 and 1968, he was awarded the Navy Cross, the Bronze Star, two Navy Commendation medals for valor, and two Purple Hearts. He also wrote Matterhorn: A Novel of the Vietnam War, published in 2010.
3:39 pm ET Approx. 2 min. Senators Harry Reid and Mitch McConnell on Fiscal Cliff Mitch McConnell; Harry Reid Senate Leaders Harry Reid (D-NV) and Mitch McConnell (R-KY) spoke on the Senate floor about their ... Senate Leaders Harry Reid (D-NV) and Mitch McConnell (R-KY) spoke on the Senate floor about their meeting at the White House to discuss the “fiscal cliff” tax increases and budget cuts set to take place in January 2013 if Congress failed to reach a budget agreement. 4:23 pm ET Approx. 1 hr. 20 min. Future of Book Publishing Panelists talked about using lessons of the past to guide the future of the book publishing ... Panelists talked about using lessons of the past to guide the future of the book publishing industry. Among the topics they addressed were providing access to books and services for the blind, traditional and digital preservation of texts, and the uses of electronic media in libraries and the publishing market. They answered questions from the audience. The International Summit of the Book was hosted by the Library of Congress in Washington,D.C 3:00 pm ET Approx. 29 min. Battle of Fredericksburg Reenactment Charles McDaniel; Frank O'Reilly Following footage of a re-enactment of a river crossing under fire, and urban combat in the city ... Following footage of a re-enactment of a river crossing under fire, and urban combat in the city streets, Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania Battlefield Park Historian Frank O’Reilly talks about the battle of Fredericksburg. To mark the 150th anniversary of the December, 1862 Civil War battle of Fredericksburg, Virginia, the city organized a variety of demonstrations.
3:43 pm ET Approx. 2 min. Weekly Presidential Address Barack Obama President Obama delivered the Weekly Presidential Address. He spoke about the impending ... President Obama delivered the Weekly Presidential Address. He spoke about the impending “fiscal cliff” tax increases and budget cuts in January 2013 if Congress failed to reach a budget agreement, and urged Congress to protect the middle class incomes tax increases. 5:43 pm ET Approx. 14 min. Book Discussion on Into Dust and Fire Rachel Cox; Peter Slen Rachel Cox talked about her book, Into Dust and Fire: Five Young Americans Who Went First to ... Rachel Cox talked about her book, Into Dust and Fire: Five Young Americans Who Went First to Fight the Nazis, in which she writes about her uncle and four other Americans who joined the British in their fight against Nazi Germany before the Americans entered the war. This interview was recorded on the campus of George Mason University. 3:30 pm ET Approx. 56 min. White House Family Memories Jenna and Barbara Bush, Steve Ford and Lynda Johnson Robb shared personal family memories of their ... Jenna and Barbara Bush, Steve Ford and Lynda Johnson Robb shared personal family memories of their time in the White House. They also talked about what it is like to grow up as a child of a President.
This event was part of a conference which examined the legacies of America’s First Ladies and took place at the Lyndon B. Johnson Presidential Library. This conference was the last of three in Texas, focusing on First Ladies - the previous gatherings were at the George Bush Presidential Library and the George W. Bush Presidential Center.
3:45 pm ET Approx. 4 min. Weekly Republican Address Roy Blunt Senator Roy Blunt (R-MO) delivered the Weekly Republican Address. He spoke about the ... Senator Roy Blunt (R-MO) delivered the Weekly Republican Address. He spoke about the impending “fiscal cliff” tax increases and budget cuts in January 2013 if Congress failed to reach a budget agreement, and urged Congress and the White House to accomplish something before the deadline. 6:00 pm ET Approx. 56 min. Book Discussion on Reagan, In His Own Hand Brian Lamb; Kiron Skinner Kiron Skinner talked about the book which she co-edited, Reagan, In His Own Hand: The Writings ... Kiron Skinner talked about the book which she co-edited, Reagan, In His Own Hand: The Writings of Ronald Reagan That Reveal His Revolutionary Vision for America, published by The Free Press. The book collects President Reagan’s recently discovered writings from the late 1970s, when he delivered more than a thousand radio addresses. He wrote about two-thirds of these himself, in longhand on yellow legal paper, dealing with almost every national policy issue during the 1970s. The bulk of the book comprises these radio addresses, but a concluding section includes everything from a short story Reagan wrote as a school assignment when he was 14 to his letter in 1994 revealing his Alzheimer’s disease. 4:30 pm ET Approx. 1 hr. 10 min. Theodore Roosevelt and the 1912 Presidential Election Harry Lembeck; Sidney Milkis; David Zarefsky Panelists talked about Theodore Roosevelt’s failed run for the Presidency in 1912 as a third ... Panelists talked about Theodore Roosevelt’s failed run for the Presidency in 1912 as a third party candidate from the Progressive Party. He had been the 26th President from 1901 through 1909, but chose not to seek another term. Initially he supported his successor, William Howard Taft. But after several policy disagreements, Roosevelt ran against Taft as a third party candidate from the Progressive or Bull Moose Party.
3:50 pm ET Approx. 5 min. Lori Montgomery on Fiscal Cliff Negotiations Robb Harleston; Lori Montgomery Lori Montgomery spoke by phone about negotiations between the White House and Congressional ... Lori Montgomery spoke by phone about negotiations between the White House and Congressional Republicans on the "fiscal cliff". 7:00 pm ET Approx. 1 hr. 21 min. Book Discussion on The God Problem: How A Godless Cosmos Creates Howard Bloom Author Howard Bloom talked about his book, The God Problem: how A Godless Cosmos Creates, ... Author Howard Bloom talked about his book, The God Problem: how A Godless Cosmos Creates, in which he explains his theory of how the universe was created without a creator, and how the universe might end. This talk was hosted by Columbia University Bookstore in New York City. 5:42 pm ET Approx. 12 min. New York State Capitol Building Barbara Maggio 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.
3:56 pm ET Approx. 43 min. Fiscal Cliff Negotiations Robb Harleston; Joesph Rosenberg Joseph Rosenberg talked about the “fiscal cliff” negotiations to avert impending tax ... Joseph Rosenberg talked about the “fiscal cliff” negotiations to avert impending tax increases and budget cuts in January 2013 if Congress failed to reach a budget agreement. Topics included the consequences if no agreement is reached and the tax ramifications for 2013. 8:22 pm ET Approx. 1 hr. 17 min. Book Discussion on Saturday People, Sunday People Hillel Fradkin; Lela Gilbert Lela Gilbert talked about her book, Saturday Perople, Sunday People: Israel Through the Eyes of ... Lela Gilbert talked about her book, Saturday Perople, Sunday People: Israel Through the Eyes of a Christian Sojurner, in which she chronicles her experiences in Israel, where she lived, on and off, since 2006. She also talked about the hundreds of thousands of Jews who were driven out of Muslim countries between 1948 and 1970 and the parallel experiences of Christians today. This event was hosted by the Hudson Institute in Washington, DC. 5:55 pm ET Approx. 4 min. Presidential Campaign Memorabilia William Bird; Harry Rubenstein We take you behind-the-scenes at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History for a ... We take you behind-the-scenes at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History for a look at presidential campaign memorabilia dating from the time of George Washington’s inauguration up to the 2012 campaign. Our tour guides are political curators Harry Rubenstein and Larry Bird who scout the Democratic and Republican national conventions every four years, looking for just the right buttons, signs and novelty hats that will someday open a window for future historians into our times and politics.
4:42 pm ET Approx. 14 min. Senator Schumer on Hurricane Sandy Relief Kirsten Gillibrand; Charles Schumer Senator Schumer and other Senators from both New York and New Jersey briefed the media on the ... Senator Schumer and other Senators from both New York and New Jersey briefed the media on the Hurricane Sandy Response Bill. On Friday, December 28, the Senate approved a $60 billion relief package to aid victims of Hurricane Sandy. Shortly after the vote, New York Senators Chuck Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand talked about what the funding would mean to residents of their region who were impacted by the storm. Senator Schumer urged House Speaker John Boehner to quickly bring the measure to the House floor and says it would be “unconscionable” for the chamber to adjourn without bringing it up for a vote. They also answered questions from the media. 9:39 pm ET Approx. 28 min. Book Discussion on Elizabeth the Queen Sally Smith; Peter Slen Sally Bedell Smith talked about her biography, Elizabeth the Queen: The Life of a Modern ... Sally Bedell Smith talked about her biography, Elizabeth the Queen: The Life of a Modern Monarch. In her book she recounts the life of Queen Elizabeth II, who ascended the British throne in 1952 at the age of twenty-five. She responded to telephone calls and electronic communications as well as to questions from members of the audience in the History and Biography Pavilion. She was interviewed following her presentation at the 12th annual National Book Festival, held on the National Mall. 6:01 pm ET Approx. 1 hr. 59 min. Battle of Stones River Panelists talked about the Battle of Stones River. Lincoln Memorial University history ... Panelists talked about the Battle of Stones River. Lincoln Memorial University history professor Earl Hess talked about Confederate commanding General Braxton Bragg’s role in the battle. Author and historian Richard McMurry discussed Jefferson Davis and the confederate strategy carried out in the Stones River campaign. Stones River National Battlefield Park ranger Jim Lewis and Tennessee Civil War National Heritage Area historian Antoinette van Zelm talked about the civilian perspectives on the battle and its outcome.
The symposium, marking the 150th Anniversary of the Battle of Stones River, which was fought from December 31, 1862 to January 2, 1863 near Murfreesboro, Tennessee, was co-sponsored by the National Park Service and the Tennessee Civil War National Heritage Area.
4:56 pm ET Approx. 35 min. Hurricane Sandy Relief Funding Dan Friedman; Robb Harleston Dan Friedman talked about Hurricane Sandy relief funding legislation passed by the Senate, and he ... Dan Friedman talked about Hurricane Sandy relief funding legislation passed by the Senate, and he responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. Topics included what the legislation contains, including non-Hurricane Sandy projects, and what leaders and residents of New York and New Jersey were asking for. 10:09 pm ET Approx. 1 hr. 1 min. After Words with Oliver Stone and Peter Kuznick Michael Kazin; Peter Kuznick; Oliver Stone Oliver Stone and Peter Kuznick talked about their book, The Untold History of the United ... Oliver Stone and Peter Kuznick talked about their book, The Untold History of the United States, in which they argue that U.S. leaders must first honestly face what they called the country’s troubling history of drifting farther away from its democratic traditions, before charting courses for America’s future.. They talked with Michael Kazin, Georgetown University history professor and co-editor of Dissent magazine. 8:01 pm ET Approx. 1 hr. 46 min. Ronald Reagan John Heubusch; Pat Nolan; Craig Shirley Eureka College visiting scholar Craig Shirley talked about former President Ronald Reagan’s ... Eureka College visiting scholar Craig Shirley talked about former President Ronald Reagan’s presidential campaigns and how they impacted American politics.
5:33 pm ET Approx. 56 min. Remarks from Chief Justice John Roberts David Leebron; John Roberts Chief Justice John Roberts addressed students at Rice University, touching on issues ranging from ... Chief Justice John Roberts addressed students at Rice University, touching on issues ranging from challenges to the Constitution to his favorite movie. Chief Justice Roberts said reporters are too quick to label Supreme Court Justices as liberal or conservative. The Chief Justice said that he was surprised when he joined the Court on how well the justices get along and remarked that there is no “intellectual bullying” or a voice “raised in anger” during conferences. 11:10 pm ET Approx. 59 min. Authors on Contemporary War Authors spoke about various aspects of warfare and the impact of military action in Iraq and ... Authors spoke about various aspects of warfare and the impact of military action in Iraq and Afghanistan. Jake Tapper talked about his book, The Outpost: An Untold Story of American Valor, an account of one of America’s deadliest battles in Afghanistan. Benjamin Busch talked about his memoir, Dust to Dust, in which he recounts his childhood in rural New York, Marine training in North Carolina, and deployment during the worst of the war in Iraq. Brian Castner talks about his book, The Long Walk: A Story of War and the Life That Follows, in which he portrays the toll war exacts on the men and women who are fighting it. 
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.
9:49 pm ET Approx. 10 min. Battle of Fredericksburg Reenactment Charles McDaniel; Frank O'Reilly Following footage of a re-enactment of a river crossing under fire, and urban combat in the city ... Following footage of a re-enactment of a river crossing under fire, and urban combat in the city streets, Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania Battlefield Park Historian Frank O’Reilly talks about the battle of Fredericksburg. To mark the 150th anniversary of the December, 1862 Civil War battle of Fredericksburg, Virginia, the city organized a variety of demonstrations.
6:31 pm ET Approx. 27 min. Communicators with James Glanz James Glanz; Peter Slen New York Times correspondent James Glanz talked about data centers that keep and process ... New York Times correspondent James Glanz talked about data centers that keep and process data such as Google inquiries, Amazon purchases, and bank inquiries, and many other Internet transactions. Topics included what these data centers are, where they are, the problems they create, and questions raised about how to manage them. Mr. Glanz participated by video link from New York City. 12:11 am ET Approx. 17 min. Youth Literacy Programs John Cole; Walter Myers Walter Dean Meyers and John Cole talked about youth literacy. The panel was entitled, ... Walter Dean Meyers and John Cole talked about youth literacy. The panel was entitled, “Reading is Not an Option.” The International Summit of the Book was hosted by the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C. 10:00 pm ET Approx. 1 hr. 59 min. Battle of Stones River Panelists talked about the Battle of Stones River. Lincoln Memorial University history ... Panelists talked about the Battle of Stones River. Lincoln Memorial University history professor Earl Hess talked about Confederate commanding General Braxton Bragg’s role in the battle. Author and historian Richard McMurry discussed Jefferson Davis and the confederate strategy carried out in the Stones River campaign. Stones River National Battlefield Park ranger Jim Lewis and Tennessee Civil War National Heritage Area historian Antoinette van Zelm talked about the civilian perspectives on the battle and its outcome.
The symposium, marking the 150th Anniversary of the Battle of Stones River, which was fought from December 31, 1862 to January 2, 1863 near Murfreesboro, Tennessee, was co-sponsored by the National Park Service and the Tennessee Civil War National Heritage Area.
7:00 pm ET Approx. 2 min. Weekly Presidential Address Barack Obama President Obama delivered the Weekly Presidential Address. He spoke about the impending ... President Obama delivered the Weekly Presidential Address. He spoke about the impending “fiscal cliff” tax increases and budget cuts in January 2013 if Congress failed to reach a budget agreement, and urged Congress to protect the middle class incomes tax increases. 12:28 am ET Approx. 48 min. Cultural Institutions and Book Publishing Carla Hayden and Ira Silverberg talked about the role of cultural institutions in fostering the ... Carla Hayden and Ira Silverberg talked about the role of cultural institutions in fostering the future of the book. The panel was moderated by Harold Evans, former publisher and president of Random House. The International Summit of the Book was hosted by the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C. 12:00 am ET Approx. 1 hr. 46 min. Ronald Reagan John Heubusch; Pat Nolan; Craig Shirley Eureka College visiting scholar Craig Shirley talked about former President Ronald Reagan’s ... Eureka College visiting scholar Craig Shirley talked about former President Ronald Reagan’s presidential campaigns and how they impacted American politics.
7:03 pm ET Approx. 4 min. Weekly Republican Address Roy Blunt Senator Roy Blunt (R-MO) delivered the Weekly Republican Address. He spoke about the ... Senator Roy Blunt (R-MO) delivered the Weekly Republican Address. He spoke about the impending “fiscal cliff” tax increases and budget cuts in January 2013 if Congress failed to reach a budget agreement, and urged Congress and the White House to accomplish something before the deadline. 1:17 am ET Approx. 52 min. Copyright and the Book Tom Allen, James Shapiro, and Peter Jaszi talked about copyright and its relationship to authors, ... Tom Allen, James Shapiro, and Peter Jaszi talked about copyright and its relationship to authors, publishers and public interest. The panel was moderated by Maria Pallante, United States Register of Copyrights. The International Summit of the Book is hosted by the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C 1:49 am ET Approx. 9 min. Andrew Johnson National Historic Site Daniel Luther; Richard Smith The Andrew Johnson National Historic Site in Greeneville, Tennessee, where the home and tailor ... The Andrew Johnson National Historic Site in Greeneville, Tennessee, where the home and tailor shop of President Andrew Johnson is preserved, was one of the stops on a Presidents & Patriots Historical Tour. Andrew Johnson served as vice president under Abraham Lincoln, and succeeded him when President Lincoln was assassinated. Park guide Daniel Luther portrayed President Johnson to tell the story of how Andrew Johnson met Abraham Lincoln. He also talked about the execution of Mary Surratt as he responded to questions from members of the tour group being led by historian Richard Norton Smith. They were being accompanied by a C-SPAN videojournalist on a 10-day bus tour from Asheville, North Carolina, to Austin, Texas, in May 2011.
7:07 pm ET Approx. 5 min. Lori Montgomery on Fiscal Cliff Negotiations Robb Harleston; Lori Montgomery Lori Montgomery spoke by phone about negotiations between the White House and Congressional ... Lori Montgomery spoke by phone about negotiations between the White House and Congressional Republicans on the "fiscal cliff". 2:10 am ET Approx. 1 hr. 21 min. Challenges Facing the Publishing Industry Panelists talked about the history of the publishing industry and its current ability to respond ... Panelists talked about the history of the publishing industry and its current ability to respond to market challenges. Among the topics they addressed were the growing use of electronic and digital media, self-publishing and micro-targeting potential markets, and mass marketing in the digital age. They responded to questions from the audience. The International Summit of the Book was hosted by the Library of Congress in Washington,D.C. 2:00 am ET Approx. 29 min. Battle of Fredericksburg Reenactment Charles McDaniel; Frank O'Reilly Following footage of a re-enactment of a river crossing under fire, and urban combat in the city ... Following footage of a re-enactment of a river crossing under fire, and urban combat in the city streets, Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania Battlefield Park Historian Frank O’Reilly talks about the battle of Fredericksburg. To mark the 150th anniversary of the December, 1862 Civil War battle of Fredericksburg, Virginia, the city organized a variety of demonstrations.
7:13 pm ET Approx. 43 min. Fiscal Cliff Negotiations Robb Harleston; Joesph Rosenberg Joseph Rosenberg talked about the “fiscal cliff” negotiations to avert impending tax ... Joseph Rosenberg talked about the “fiscal cliff” negotiations to avert impending tax increases and budget cuts in January 2013 if Congress failed to reach a budget agreement. Topics included the consequences if no agreement is reached and the tax ramifications for 2013. 3:31 am ET Approx. 1 hr. 20 min. Future of Book Publishing Panelists talked about using lessons of the past to guide the future of the book publishing ... Panelists talked about using lessons of the past to guide the future of the book publishing industry. Among the topics they addressed were providing access to books and services for the blind, traditional and digital preservation of texts, and the uses of electronic media in libraries and the publishing market. They answered questions from the audience. The International Summit of the Book was hosted by the Library of Congress in Washington,D.C 2:30 am ET Approx. 56 min. White House Family Memories Jenna and Barbara Bush, Steve Ford and Lynda Johnson Robb shared personal family memories of their ... Jenna and Barbara Bush, Steve Ford and Lynda Johnson Robb shared personal family memories of their time in the White House. They also talked about what it is like to grow up as a child of a President.
This event was part of a conference which examined the legacies of America’s First Ladies and took place at the Lyndon B. Johnson Presidential Library. This conference was the last of three in Texas, focusing on First Ladies - the previous gatherings were at the George Bush Presidential Library and the George W. Bush Presidential Center.
8:00 pm ET Approx. 1 hr. 5 min. Global Climate Change A panel of science scholars talked about attitudes towards climate science, the politics, global ... A panel of science scholars talked about attitudes towards climate science, the politics, global warming, and climate change. Topics included the future of weather the American west, hurricane Sandy, droughts, record temperatures, fires, the arctic, and Canadian tar sands. They gathered at the Commonwealth Club of California in San Francisco. 4:52 am ET Approx. 1 hr. 14 min. Book Discussion on The Outsourced Self: Intimate Life in Market Times Arlie Hochschild Arlie Hochschild talked about his book, The Outsourced Self: Intimate Life in Market Times, ... Arlie Hochschild talked about his book, The Outsourced Self: Intimate Life in Market Times, in which she explored the expansion of the market into private lives and how this had transformed families. She focused on the impact of Internet marketing, advertising “intimate” services to individual and families, and the wide variety of services offered to households. She responded to questions from the audience at this talk held at Stanford University in California. 3:30 am ET Approx. 1 hr. 10 min. Theodore Roosevelt and the 1912 Presidential Election Harry Lembeck; Sidney Milkis; David Zarefsky Panelists talked about Theodore Roosevelt’s failed run for the Presidency in 1912 as a third ... Panelists talked about Theodore Roosevelt’s failed run for the Presidency in 1912 as a third party candidate from the Progressive Party. He had been the 26th President from 1901 through 1909, but chose not to seek another term. Initially he supported his successor, William Howard Taft. But after several policy disagreements, Roosevelt ran against Taft as a third party candidate from the Progressive or Bull Moose Party.
9:06 pm ET Approx. 1 hr. 12 min. James Hansen on Climate Change James Hansen, head of the NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies and author of the book, ... James Hansen, head of the NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies and author of the book, Storms of My Grandchildren, spoke about climate science. He was also awarded the annual Stephen Schneider Science Communication award, named for the Stanford University environmental scientist who advised 7 US Presidents on Climate Change. This event takes place at the Commonwealth Club of California in San Francisco. 6:07 am ET Approx. 1 hr. 17 min. Book Discussion on Saturday People, Sunday People Hillel Fradkin; Lela Gilbert Lela Gilbert talked about her book, Saturday Perople, Sunday People: Israel Through the Eyes of ... Lela Gilbert talked about her book, Saturday Perople, Sunday People: Israel Through the Eyes of a Christian Sojurner, in which she chronicles her experiences in Israel, where she lived, on and off, since 2006. She also talked about the hundreds of thousands of Jews who were driven out of Muslim countries between 1948 and 1970 and the parallel experiences of Christians today. This event was hosted by the Hudson Institute in Washington, DC. 4:41 am ET Approx. 18 min. New York State Museum's September 11, 2001 Exhibit Mark Schaming 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.
10:21 pm ET Approx. 1 hr. 27 min. Relationship Between Religion and Politics John Danforth; R. Griffith; George Will Author George Will talked about the history of the relationship between religion and American ... Author George Will talked about the history of the relationship between religion and American politics. Mr. Will addressed students and faculty at the John Danforth Center on Religion and Politics. He was introduced by former U.S. Senator John Danforth. He also answered questions from the audience. 5:00 am ET Approx. 44 min. Book Discussion on 48 Liberal Lies About American History Larry Schweikart Larry Schweikart talked about his book 48 Liberal Lies About American History (That You ... Larry Schweikart talked about his book 48 Liberal Lies About American History (That You Probably Learned in School), published by Sentinel on September 4, 2008. Mr. Schweikart, a history professor, contends that distortions by liberal historians have permeated American history textbooks with slanted views. Professor Schweikart presented his research on several historical events that he believes have tended to be portrayed inaccurately, including the “Great Society,” the end of the Cold War, the Rosenberg spy case, and the building of the transcontinental railroad. Other topics included the changing meaning of “isolationism” and “imperialism” and whether “the first presidents intended to be isolationists” and if “the constitution was the creation of 'elites.'” He also talked about the historical effect of the tenure system on academia. Professor Schweikart responded to questions from members of the audience.
11:50 pm ET Approx. 1 hr. 5 min. Global Climate Change A panel of science scholars talked about attitudes towards climate science, the politics, global ... A panel of science scholars talked about attitudes towards climate science, the politics, global warming, and climate change. Topics included the future of weather the American west, hurricane Sandy, droughts, record temperatures, fires, the arctic, and Canadian tar sands. They gathered at the Commonwealth Club of California in San Francisco. 5:45 am ET Approx. 4 min. 1930s-40s Color Photographs, Part 2 Beverly Brannan 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.
12:56 am ET Approx. 1 hr. 12 min. James Hansen on Climate Change James Hansen, head of the NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies and author of the book, ... James Hansen, head of the NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies and author of the book, Storms of My Grandchildren, spoke about climate science. He was also awarded the annual Stephen Schneider Science Communication award, named for the Stanford University environmental scientist who advised 7 US Presidents on Climate Change. This event takes place at the Commonwealth Club of California in San Francisco. 5:50 am ET Approx. 1 hr. 6 min. Relationship Between President Truman and General MacArthur Eliot Cohen This week, Professor Eliot Cohen examines the relationship between President Harry S. Truman and ... This week, Professor Eliot Cohen examines the relationship between President Harry S. Truman and General Douglas MacArthur. In 1951, during the Korean War, President Truman relieved General MacArthur of his command. This class at Johns Hopkins University’s School of Advanced International Studies is from a course called “The Art of Strategic Decision.”
2:11 am ET Approx. 1 hr. 27 min. Relationship Between Religion and Politics John Danforth; R. Griffith; George Will Author George Will talked about the history of the relationship between religion and American ... Author George Will talked about the history of the relationship between religion and American politics. Mr. Will addressed students and faculty at the John Danforth Center on Religion and Politics. He was introduced by former U.S. Senator John Danforth. He also answered questions from the audience. 6:58 am ET Approx. 2 min. John Paul Jones Memorial Historian Richard Norton Smith described the 10-foot tall statue of Revolutionary War naval hero ... Historian Richard Norton Smith described the 10-foot tall statue of Revolutionary War naval hero John Paul Jones. Sculpted by Charles H. Niehaus, and dedicated in 1912, the memorial was the first to be erected in Washington, DC’s Potomac Park.
3:40 am ET Approx. 1 hr. 24 min. Terrorists and Refugee Programs Homeland Security and State Department officials testified at a hearing looking into the abuse of ... Homeland Security and State Department officials testified at a hearing looking into the abuse of refugee programs by terrorists.
5:08 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.”
6:26 am ET Approx. 32 min. Congressional Career of Representative Jerry Lewis Jerry Lewis; Susan Swain Representative Jerry Lewis (R-CA), who was retiring at the close of the 112th Congress, reflected ... Representative Jerry Lewis (R-CA), who was retiring at the close of the 112th Congress, reflected on his 24-year career in the House of Representatives. He had been the chairman and the ranking Republican on the House Appropriations Committee and was interviewed in House Appropriations Committee Chairman’s office in the U.S. Capitol. He talked about the appropriation process, lobbying, and the value of bipartisanship. Other topics included how the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks changed the operations in the U.S. Capitol.