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7:00 am ET Approx. 45 min. LIVE Open Phones Robb Harleston Telephone lines were open for viewer comments on news of the day, and on the question, “Are ... Telephone lines were open for viewer comments on news of the day, and on the question, “Are you in favor of term limits for elected officials?” Washington Post correspondent Josh Hicks spoke by phone about the federal appeals court ruling that President Obama exceeded his constitutional authority by appointing three members of the National Labor Relations Board while the Senate was in recess in January, 2012. The decision is expected to go to the Supreme Court. The decision also jeopardizes the separate recess appointment of Richard Cordray to head the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. 6:33 am ET Approx. 1 hr. 26 min. State of Mental Health Care System Federal, state, and local mental health officials testified on weaknesses in the mental health ... Federal, state, and local mental health officials testified on weaknesses in the mental health care system, with a focus on relationships between mental health and gun violence in the wake of the December 2012 shootings at a Newtown, Connecticut, elementary school. The hearing examined the mental health system and barriers to providing mental health care. 
In the first panel, administrators talked about changes in the health care system. Pamela Hyde said that the U.S. mental health system has huge gaps in services that prevent people with mental illnesses from receiving treatment. In the second panel mental health practitioners gave examples of community situations. Topics included the stigma associated with mental health and the importance of employment and peer support, and that that mental Illness is the leading cause of disability in the U.S. Panelists also highlighted how current funds could be better spent better and obstacles to getting mental health services to those in need.
6:13 am ET Approx. 1 hr. 46 min. Democratic National Committee Winter Meeting Democratic National Committee Chair Representative Debbie Wasserman-Schultz (D-FL) and other party ... Democratic National Committee Chair Representative Debbie Wasserman-Schultz (D-FL) and other party leaders spoke at the committee’s winter meeting on their agenda and challenges for the 113th Congress.
7:49 am ET Approx. 45 min. LIVE Women in Combat Kayla Williams; Robb Harleston Kayla Williams talked about the Defense Department’s decision to lift the ban on women ... Kayla Williams talked about the Defense Department’s decision to lift the ban on women serving in combat roles. Topics included her experiences as a women in combat, her perspective on the pentagon’s decision to lift the ban on women in combat, the potential for women in selective service, and potential issues created by the lifting of the ban. 8:01 am ET Approx. 52 min. Book Discussion on Wheel of Fortune: The Battle for Oil and Power in Russia Thane Gustafson Thane Gustafson talked about his book, Wheel of Fortune: The Battle for Oil and Power in ... Thane Gustafson talked about his book, Wheel of Fortune: The Battle for Oil and Power in Russia, in which he looks at how Russia’s unstable political and economic systems could impact the country’s oil output (12% of global oil supply) and what this could mean for the global economy. Hosted by Politics and Prose Bookstore in Washington, DC. 8:00 am ET Approx. 1 hr. 26 min. Former Astronaut Vance Brand Oral History Vance Brand Former astronaut Vance Brand talked about the 1975 Apollo-Soyuz mission, why this co-mission was ... Former astronaut Vance Brand talked about the 1975 Apollo-Soyuz mission, why this co-mission was important, what it was like learning from and training with the Soviets, and how the two spacecrafts eventually rendezvoused. Mr. Brand was a member of the 1975 Apollo-Soyuz mission, the first meeting in space between American astronauts and Soviet cosmonauts. This interview was part of the NASA Johnson Space Center’s Oral History Project.
8:36 am ET Approx. 41 min. LIVE Best and Worse Bosses on Capitol Hill Luke Rosiak; Robb Harleston Luke Rosiak talked about his recent article in the Washington Times about the best and ... Luke Rosiak talked about his recent article in the Washington Times about the best and worst bosses on Capitol Hill. He also talked about how pay for congressional staffers impacts the amount of expertise able to be retained on the Hill, among other topics. Topics included staff turnover rates on Capitol Hill, members of Congress with bad reputations as bosses, lack of experience in Congressional offices, and low pay for Congressional staffers. 9:00 am ET Approx. 45 min. Book Discussion on Round About the Earth Joyce Chaplin 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. 9:30 am ET Approx. 1 hr. 47 min. Emancipation and the Great Migration Participants talked about the Emancipation Proclamation and its impact on African American culture ... Participants talked about the Emancipation Proclamation and its impact on African American culture and society in America from the Civil War through Reconstruction, and later the Great Migration from South to North. They also talked about Isabel Wilkerson’s The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America s Great Migration, with actors reading passages from the book. They also responded to questions from the audience.
9:19 am ET Approx. 42 min. LIVE College Graduation Rates Gordon Gee; Robb Harleston Gordon Gee talked about a report released by the National Commission on Higher Education ... Gordon Gee talked about a report released by the National Commission on Higher Education Attainment which calls for raising college graduation rates through a series of extensive reforms, particularly as the college populations increasingly includes older and part-time students. Topics included his perspective on the suggested reforms, challenges of higher education, the changing demographic of college students, and current college graduation rates. 9:48 am ET Approx. 1 hr. 9 min. Book Discussion on A Secret History of Coffee, Coca and Cola Ricardo Cortes Ricardo Cortes talked about his book, A Secret History of Coffee, Coca and Cola, in which ... Ricardo Cortes talked about his book, A Secret History of Coffee, Coca and Cola, in which he chronicles attempts to prohibit the use of coffee and coca in the U.S. and around the world. He also talked about the secret deals made by top U.S. anti-drug official, Harry Anslinger, to keep the Coca-Cola company supplied with coca while simultaneously pushing to ban its use worldwide. He spoke at Busboys and Poets in Washington, DC. 11:20 am ET Approx. 38 min. Women's Clothing in Colonial America Ann Little Colorado State history professor Ann Little talked about the clothing worn by some Colonial ... Colorado State history professor Ann Little talked about the clothing worn by some Colonial American women, with a focus on stays, which are similar to corsets. Both male and female children of the time wore stays until around the age of seven, when males would cease wearing them, while females would continue to wear them throughout their adult lives.
10:01 am ET Approx. 25 min. Washington Gubernatorial Inauguration Jay Inslee Governor Jay Inslee gave his inaugural address the governor of the state of Washington to a joint ... Governor Jay Inslee gave his inaugural address the governor of the state of Washington to a joint session of the legislature in the State House. Topics included the nearly $1 billion state deficit,climate change, gun control, and transportation. 
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11:01 am ET Approx. 59 min. Book Discussion on If Not Us, Who? Lee Edwards; David Frisk David Frisk talks about his book, If Not Us, Who?: William Rusher, “National ... David Frisk talks about his book, If Not Us, Who?: William Rusher, “National Review,” and the Conservative Movement, in which he recounts the life and career of William Rusher, the publisher of National Review. Mr. Frisk examines Rusher’s involvement in the conservative movement and his relationship with National Review founder William F. Buckley. David Frisk spoke at the Heritage Foundation in Washington, D.C. 12:00 pm ET Approx. 1 hr. 10 min. Book Discussion on A Lucky Child Thomas Buergenthal; Nicholas Goldberg Thomas Buergenthal, the American judge at the International Court of Justice in The Hague, ... Thomas Buergenthal, the American judge at the International Court of Justice in The Hague, recalled his childhood during the Holocaust. He was a survivor of two labor camps and one of the youngest prisoners at Auschwitz. He was reunited with his mother at a Polish orphanage a year after his liberation. Judge Buergentahl talked about his experiences and the various ways people behaved in those circumstances. He answered questions from members of the audience. 
Thomas Buergenthal is the author of A Lucky Child: A Memoir of Surviving Auschwitz as a Young Boy, published by Little, Brown, and Company. He has served on the U.N. Human Rights Committee, Inter-American Court of Human Rights, and President’s Commission on the Holocaust. 
This program was a presentation of “ALOUD at Central Library” by the Los Angeles Library Foundation in association with the Los Angeles Public Library.
10:27 am ET Approx. 1 hr. 31 min. LIVE Panel Discussion on Republican Party Challenges Journalists talked about challenges facing the Republican Party in the wake of the 2012 election ... Journalists talked about challenges facing the Republican Party in the wake of the 2012 election and President Obama’s second term. They commented on why the party lost the presidential election and on some of the strategies it should utilize to appeal to a wider range of voters. 
“What Is Wrong with the Right?” was a session at the National Review Institute the “Future of Conservatism” Summit held at the Omni Hotel.
12:01 pm ET Approx. 57 min. After Words with Steve Coll Dina Cappiello; Steve Coll Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Steve Coll investigates the corporation that has greater ... Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Steve Coll investigates the corporation that has greater revenues than the economies of many western nations. He discussed the company’s power and influence with Associated Press energy reporter Dina Cappiello 1:15 pm ET Approx. 39 min. Lincoln, Congress, Grant, and the Lieutenant General Act Paul Finkelman; Brooks Simpson Arizona State University history professor Brooks Simpson talked about the Lieutenant General Act ... Arizona State University history professor Brooks Simpson talked about the Lieutenant General Act of 1864. The act made Ulysses S. Grant a lieutenant general and gave him command of the Union Army. Professor Simpson spoke at the U.S. Capitol Historical Society’s 2012 Civil War Symposium.
11:58 am ET Approx. 20 min. Representative Ryan at National Review Institute Summit Richard Lowry; Paul Ryan Representative Paul Ryan (R-WI) talked about the future of the Republican Party and the strategies ... Representative Paul Ryan (R-WI) talked about the future of the Republican Party and the strategies it should use in opposing President Obama’s second term policies. He also discussed why he voted to pass the “fiscal cliff” legislation earlier in the year.
This was a session at the National Review Institute the “Future of Conservatism” Summit held at the Omni Hotel.
1:00 pm ET Approx. 30 min. Book Discussion on The Distance Between Us Reyna Grande; Peter Slen Author Reyna Grande talked about her book, The Distance Between Us: A Memoir, in which she ... Author Reyna Grande talked about her book, The Distance Between Us: A Memoir, in which she shares her experiences growing up in Mexico without her parents, who immigrated to the United States illegally to find work, and discusses what life was like for her and her siblings when they eventually made it to the U.S. years later. Ms. Grande was interviewed at the “Fall for the Book” festival, held in Fairfax, VA. 1:54 pm ET Approx. 4 min. The Civil War and American Art Eleanor Harvey Smithsonian Curator Eleanor Jones Harvey revealed how the Civil War can be seen in seemingly ... Smithsonian Curator Eleanor Jones Harvey revealed how the Civil War can be seen in seemingly unrelated works such as landscape paintings, and also examines the work of several soldier artists. An exhibition at the Smithsonian American Art Museum explores how artists depicted the crisis of conflict as it was happening. This is part one of a two part program.
12:18 pm ET Approx. 27 min. LIVE Governor Scott Walker at National Review Institute Summit Robert Costa; Scott Walker Governor Scott Walker (R-WI) spoke about the future of the Republican Party in the aftermath of ... Governor Scott Walker (R-WI) spoke about the future of the Republican Party in the aftermath of the 2012 presidential election and why his party should be optimistic about its future despite the loss in November. He talked about the recall election he won in June 2012 and said why he calls it a “defining moment in American history.”
This was a session at the National Review Institute the “Future of Conservatism” Summit held at the Omni Hotel.
1:31 pm ET Approx. 42 min. Book Discussion on Spillover Barbara Meade; David Quammen Author David Quammen talked about his book, Spillover: Animal Infections and the Next Human ... Author David Quammen talked about his book, Spillover: Animal Infections and the Next Human Pandemic, in which he looks at diseases like Ebola, SARS, avian flu, and AIDS that originated in animals but spread to humans and talks about the threat of this kind of “spillover” in the future. Mr. Quammen spoke at Politics and Prose in Washington, DC. 2:00 pm ET Approx. 1 hr. Q&A with Michael Hill Michael Hill; Brian Lamb Michael Hill talked about his book Elihu Washburne: The Diary and Letters of America’s ... Michael Hill talked about his book Elihu Washburne: The Diary and Letters of America’s Minister to France During the Siege and Commune of Paris. The private diary entries and correspondence of Elihu Washburne, the American ambassador to France, provide a window into life in 19th century France during the Siege of Paris in the Franco-Prussian War, as well as the Paris Commune that followed. Mr. Hill also reflected on his early career in politics and the transition he made into independent research. He talked about the 20-year partnership he developed with author David McCullough and the various books he has researched for him. He detailed the research he did for a wide variety of other authors including Evan Thomas, Nathaniel Philbrick, Jon Meacham, Michael Korda, and Dorie McCullough Lawson. He reacted to video clips of some of these authors and to a 1987 interview he did about his previous book, with Bill Hogan, Will the Gentleman Yield?.
12:46 pm ET Approx. 12 min. Republican National Committee Winter Meeting Member Elections Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus spoke after he was re-elected to his ... Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus spoke after he was re-elected to his position. He talked about the current state of the Republican Party and outlined a strategy and focus for the future that included a consistent effort to welcome minority voters. The business of the annual winter meeting of the Republican National Committee continued with officer elections and the release of committee reports at the Westin Hotel in Charlotte, North Carolina. 2:14 pm ET Approx. 45 min. Book Discussion on The Passage of Power James Billington; Robert Caro Robert Caro talked about his book, The Passage of Power. The fourth book of his series, ... Robert Caro talked about his book, The Passage of Power. The fourth book of his series, “The Years of Lyndon Johnson,” it covers the years from 1958 to 1964, during which Senate Majority Leader Johnson traded that powerful position for the vice presidency, but then in an unexpected way achieved the presidency. Mr. Caro responded to questions from members of the audience.
This was an event in the History and Biography Pavilion of the 12th annual National Book Festival, held on the National Mall.
3:01 pm ET Approx. 29 min. National Building Museum and Inaugural Balls Gene Bacher Tour Guide Gene Bacher talked about the National Building Museum and the 19th century Inaugural ... Tour Guide Gene Bacher talked about the National Building Museum and the 19th century Inaugural tradition that continues in the 21st century, including President Obama’s Commander-in-Chief Ball held there in January of 2009. The first Inaugural Ball held in the National Building Museum was Grover Cleveland’s in 1885, when it was known as the Pension Building and was still under construction. Composed of over 15 million red bricks, the Pension Building contains a Great Hall that is 316 feet long and 159 feet high.
12:59 pm ET Approx. 44 min. LIVE Senator Ted Cruz at National Review Institute Summit Robert Costa; Ted Cruz; Jay Nordlinger Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) spoke about the future of the Republican Party. He contrasted the ... Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) spoke about the future of the Republican Party. He contrasted the economic philosophies of both Democrats and Republicans and talked about how the upcoming congressional budget and debt ceiling talks could be used as leverage by his party members to achieve solutions. He responded to questions from members of the audience.
This was a session at the National Review Institute the “Future of Conservatism” Summit held at the Omni Hotel.
3:01 pm ET Approx. 48 min. Book Discussion on The Big Truck That Went By Jonathan Katz Correspondent Jonathan Katz talked about his book, The Big Truck That Went By: How the World ... Correspondent Jonathan Katz talked about his book, The Big Truck That Went By: How the World Came to Save Haiti and Left Behind a Disaster, about the failure to rebuild the country even though many aid agencies took part in the effort. Mr. Katz also talked about the involvement of people like actor Sean Penn, who went down to the country with the best of intentions but ended up hindering the efforts of others. Mr Katz spoke at Barnes and Noble Booksellers in New York City. 3:31 pm ET Approx. 1 hr. 38 min. Presidents and Political Structure Panelists talked about the public and political expectations of presidents dealing with disaster ... Panelists talked about the public and political expectations of presidents dealing with disaster relief after hurricanes, floods, and terrorist attacks, as well as the president’s responsibility for growing his political party while in office.
1:44 pm ET Approx. 6 min. Open Phones on National Review Institute Summit Telephone lines were open for viewer comments after a speech by Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) at the ... Telephone lines were open for viewer comments after a speech by Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) at the National Review Institute Summit in Washington, D.C. Speeches by Representative Paul Ryan (R-WI) and Governor Scott Walker (R-WI) were seen earlier. 3:52 pm ET Approx. 1 min. Book TV Fairs and Festivals A list of book fairs and festivals as of January 24, 2013. A list of book fairs and festivals as of January 24, 2013. 5:12 pm ET Approx. 44 min. New Orleans in the 1920s John Reed Author John Shelton Reed talked about his book Dixie Bohemia: A French Quarter Circle in the ... Author John Shelton Reed talked about his book Dixie Bohemia: A French Quarter Circle in the 1920s, in which he examines why artists and authors flocked to the French Quarter during that era, how the neighborhood influenced their art.
1:50 pm ET Approx. 46 min. Future of Energy Harold Hamm; Kevin Williamson Harold Hamm talked about the oil industry and the benefits derived from the drilling procedure ... Harold Hamm talked about the oil industry and the benefits derived from the drilling procedure known as “fracking.” He argued that Obama administration energy policies were stifling overall economic growth.
He was interviewed at the National Review Institute the “Future of Conservatism” Summit held at the Omni Hotel.
3:59 pm ET Approx. 1 hr. Book Discussion on The Hopkins Touch David Roll David Roll talked about his book, The Hopkins Touch: Harry Hopkins and the Forging of the ... David Roll talked about his book, The Hopkins Touch: Harry Hopkins and the Forging of the Alliance to Defeat Hitler, in which he recounts the life and career of Harry Hopkins, advisor and friend to President Franklin D. Roosevelt. Hopkins, who did not have an official title in the Roosevelt administration, was a confidante to the president, who assisted in establishment of the New Deal and communications between Roosevelt, Churchill, and Stalin during World War II. David Roll spoke at Politics and Prose Bookstore in Washington, D.C. and responded to questions from the audience. 6:01 pm ET Approx. 1 hr. 26 min. Command Communications in the Civil War Joan Boudreau; Seymour Goodman; John Miller Historians talked about communication developments during the Civil War, and discuss the use of ... Historians talked about communication developments during the Civil War, and discuss the use of the printing press and telegraph by Union and Confederate leadership. This was part of a symposium hosted by the National Museum of American History
2:38 pm ET Approx. 3 hr. 49 min. Secretary of State Nomination Hearing Senator John Kerry (D-MA) testified about his nomination as secretary of state. Among the ... Senator John Kerry (D-MA) testified about his nomination as secretary of state. Among the topics he addressed were Iran’s nuclear weapon program, Afghanistan, and the civil war in Syria. In his opening statement he urged bipartisanship to promote U.S. leadership on matters such as food and energy security and climate change. He also answered questions about Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s statements on the U.S. Consulate attack in Benghazi, Libya. Regarding Afghanistan, he said the turnover of U.S. operations in that country was on target to happen in Spring 2013. He was introduced by Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren, Secretary of State Clinton, and Senator John McCain. 5:02 pm ET Approx. 59 min. Book Discussion on Scoop: The Evolution of a Southern Reporter Barbara Matusow, editor of Scoop: The Evolution of a Southern Reporter, recounted the life ... Barbara Matusow, editor of Scoop: The Evolution of a Southern Reporter, recounted the life and career of her late husband, Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter Jack Nelson (1929-2009). Mr. Nelson, a former reporter for the Atlanta Constitution and Washington bureau chief for the Los Angeles Times, is remembered for his investigative reportage of the civil rights movement and Watergate. Barbara Matusow was joined by former President Jimmy Carter, former Mayor of Atlanta and U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Andrew Young, and former Justice Department spokesman Terry Adamson to discuss Jack Nelson’s memoir, Scoop: The Evolution of a Southern Reporter. The event was moderated by Hank Klibanoff, and took place at the Jimmy Carter Presidential Library and Museum in Atlanta, Georgia 7:30 pm ET Approx. 28 min. 1965 Vietnam Documentary The Big Picture was a documentary series produced by the Defense Department that aired on ... The Big Picture was a documentary series produced by the Defense Department that aired on ABC Television from 1951 through 1975. The series focused on battles and figures in U.S. military history. This film features President Lyndon B. Johnson outlining U.S. policy in Vietnam.
6:29 pm ET Approx. 34 min. Communicators with Andrew Thompson and Ron Andrews Ron Andrews; Peter Slen; Andrew Thompson Andrew Thompson of Proteus Digital Health and Ron Andrews of Life Technologies were interviewed ... Andrew Thompson of Proteus Digital Health and Ron Andrews of Life Technologies were interviewed about developments in health technology while at the Consumer Electronics Show International.
This is the second in a series of “The Communicators” interviews taped at the International CES, a show sponsored by the Consumer Electronics Association January 8-11, 2013, in Las Vegas.*The interviews highlight some of the newest developments in TV and communications and consumer technology, as well as policy issues flowing from them.*"The Communicators" talked with technology industry leaders, policymakers, and legislators, and with innovators showing technology products set to be unveiled during the coming year.
6:02 pm ET Approx. 57 min. Book Discussion on Shadow Warrior Felix Rodriguez Shadow Warrior: The CIA Hero of a Hundred Unknown Battles tells the story of Felix ... Shadow Warrior: The CIA Hero of a Hundred Unknown Battles tells the story of Felix Rodriguez. Born in Cuba in 1941, he came to the U.S. to attend high school in Pennsylvania to fulfill dreams of becoming an engineer. However, after witnessing the rise of Fidel Castro in his native land he dedicated his life to opposing communism. As a CIA operative, he was involved in the ill-fated Bay of Pigs operation. In the following years he was involved in the tracking of the revolutionary Che Guevara. In this interview Rodriguez offers his first-hand account of capturing Guevara in Bolivia and his conversation with him before Guevara’s execution. Also, Rodriguez discusses his more recent testimony before the Iran-Contra committee in 1987. He states that part of his motivation for writing the book (co-authored with John Weisman) is to tell his side of the story. 8:01 pm ET Approx. 1 hr. 54 min. Scientific Study of Sexuality in America Judith Reisman Liberty University Professor Judith Reisman talked about the cultural and legal impact of Alfred ... Liberty University Professor Judith Reisman talked about the cultural and legal impact of Alfred Kinsey’s research on human sexuality. Kinsey was a mid-20th century scientist and author of Sexual Behavior in the Human Male and Sexual Behavior in the Human Female.
7:05 pm ET Approx. 54 min. Secretary Napolitano on the National Security Agenda Jane Harman; Janet Napolitano Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano talked about national security priorities, including ... Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano talked about national security priorities, including cybersecurity, immigration reform, border security, and disaster relief. She said the current immigration system did not match the demographics of the country and the way people become citizens needed to be reformed. She also said that a “cyber 9-11” could happen any time and that legislation was need to mitigate the damage.
The forum “From Cyber to Immigration, Terrorism to Disasters: Securing America in the Next Administration” was hosted by the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars and the Aspen Institute.
7:01 pm ET Approx. 56 min. Book Discussion on Invisible Armies Max Boot; Steven Bucci; John Hilboldt Max Boot, fellow in National Security Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations, talked about ... Max Boot, fellow in National Security Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations, talked about his book, Invisible Armies: An Epic History of Guerrilla Warfare From Ancient Times to the Present, in which he presents a history of guerrilla warfare. The author posited that unconventional warfare, often thought of as a modern means of war, has a long tradition that dates back to antiquity. Max Boot spoke at the Heritage Foundation in Washington, D.C. 9:55 pm ET Approx. 4 min. The Civil War and American Art Eleanor Harvey Smithsonian Curator Eleanor Jones Harvey revealed how the Civil War can be seen in seemingly ... Smithsonian Curator Eleanor Jones Harvey revealed how the Civil War can be seen in seemingly unrelated works such as landscape paintings, and also examines the work of several soldier artists. An exhibition at the Smithsonian American Art Museum explores how artists depicted the crisis of conflict as it was happening. This is part one of a two part program.
8:00 pm ET Approx. 1 hr. 29 min. Inaugural Prayer Service President and Michelle Obama and Vice President and Jill Biden attended the National Prayer where ... President and Michelle Obama and Vice President and Jill Biden attended the National Prayer where ministers representing various religious traditions offered prayers for the country and the president. The service also included devotional music. 7:58 pm ET Approx. 2 min. Book Discussion on Representing the Race Kenneth Mack Author Kenneth Mack talked about his book, Representing the Race: The Creation of the Civil ... Author Kenneth Mack talked about his book, Representing the Race: The Creation of the Civil Rights Lawyer. He was interviewed at the 2012 National Press Club’s 35th annual Book Fair and Authors' Night. 10:00 pm ET Approx. 1 hr. 26 min. Command Communications in the Civil War Joan Boudreau; Seymour Goodman; John Miller Historians talked about communication developments during the Civil War, and discuss the use of ... Historians talked about communication developments during the Civil War, and discuss the use of the printing press and telegraph by Union and Confederate leadership. This was part of a symposium hosted by the National Museum of American History
9:30 pm ET Approx. 43 min. Senator Ted Cruz at National Review Institute Summit Robert Costa; Ted Cruz; Jay Nordlinger Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) spoke about the future of the Republican Party. He contrasted the ... Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) spoke about the future of the Republican Party. He contrasted the economic philosophies of both Democrats and Republicans and talked about how the upcoming congressional budget and debt ceiling talks could be used as leverage by his party members to achieve solutions. He responded to questions from members of the audience.
This was a session at the National Review Institute the “Future of Conservatism” Summit held at the Omni Hotel.
8:00 pm ET Approx. 1 hr. 20 min. Book Discussion on My Beloved World Randall Morton; Sonia Sotomayor Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor talked about her autobiography, My Beloved World, in ... Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor talked about her autobiography, My Beloved World, in which she recounts her life from her childhood in the Bronx to her education at Princeton and Yale Law School, as well as her legal and judicial career, which led to her appointment as the first Hispanic and third woman to sit on the Supreme Court. Justice Sotomayor spoke at the Wortham Center in Houston. 11:30 pm ET Approx. 28 min. 1965 Vietnam Documentary The Big Picture was a documentary series produced by the Defense Department that aired on ... The Big Picture was a documentary series produced by the Defense Department that aired on ABC Television from 1951 through 1975. The series focused on battles and figures in U.S. military history. This film features President Lyndon B. Johnson outlining U.S. policy in Vietnam.
10:14 pm ET Approx. 1 hr. 28 min. Panel Discussion on Republican Party Challenges Journalists talked about challenges facing the Republican Party in the wake of the 2012 election ... Journalists talked about challenges facing the Republican Party in the wake of the 2012 election and President Obama’s second term. They commented on why the party lost the presidential election and on some of the strategies it should utilize to appeal to a wider range of voters. 
“What Is Wrong with the Right?” was a session at the National Review Institute the “Future of Conservatism” Summit held at the Omni Hotel.
9:30 pm ET Approx. 23 min. Book Discussion on The Political Worlds of Slavery and Freedom Steven Hahn; Peter Slen Steven Hahn talked about his book, The Political Worlds of Slavery and Freedom, in which he ... Steven Hahn talked about his book, The Political Worlds of Slavery and Freedom, in which he argued that historians had presented an incomplete picture of African-American emancipation and the struggle for civil rights that followed. This interview, part of Book TV’s college series, was recorded at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. 12:00 am ET Approx. 1 hr. 53 min. Scientific Study of Sexuality in America Judith Reisman Liberty University Professor Judith Reisman talked about the cultural and legal impact of Alfred ... Liberty University Professor Judith Reisman talked about the cultural and legal impact of Alfred Kinsey’s research on human sexuality. Kinsey was a mid-20th century scientist and author of Sexual Behavior in the Human Male and Sexual Behavior in the Human Female.
11:46 pm ET Approx. 1 hr. 29 min. Inaugural Prayer Service President and Michelle Obama and Vice President and Jill Biden attended the National Prayer where ... President and Michelle Obama and Vice President and Jill Biden attended the National Prayer where ministers representing various religious traditions offered prayers for the country and the president. The service also included devotional music. 9:56 pm ET Approx. 3 min. Book Discussion on Out of the News Celia Wexler Author Celia Wexler talked about her book, Out of the News: Former Journalists Discuss a ... Author Celia Wexler talked about her book, Out of the News: Former Journalists Discuss a Profession in Crisis. She was interviewed at the 2012 National Press Club’s 35th annual Book Fair and Authors' Night. 2:00 am ET Approx. 29 min. National Building Museum and Inaugural Balls Gene Bacher Tour Guide Gene Bacher talked about the National Building Museum and the 19th century Inaugural ... Tour Guide Gene Bacher talked about the National Building Museum and the 19th century Inaugural tradition that continues in the 21st century, including President Obama’s Commander-in-Chief Ball held there in January of 2009. The first Inaugural Ball held in the National Building Museum was Grover Cleveland’s in 1885, when it was known as the Pension Building and was still under construction. Composed of over 15 million red bricks, the Pension Building contains a Great Hall that is 316 feet long and 159 feet high.
1:18 am ET Approx. 23 min. Representative Ryan at National Review Institute Summit Richard Lowry; Paul Ryan Representative Paul Ryan (R-WI) talked about the future of the Republican Party and the strategies ... Representative Paul Ryan (R-WI) talked about the future of the Republican Party and the strategies it should use in opposing President Obama’s second term policies. He also discussed why he voted to pass the “fiscal cliff” legislation earlier in the year.
This was a session at the National Review Institute the “Future of Conservatism” Summit held at the Omni Hotel.
10:00 pm ET Approx. 55 min. After Words with Helaine Olen Helaine Olen; Russell Wild Helaine Olen talked about her book, Pound Foolish: Exposing the Dark Side of the Personal ... Helaine Olen talked about her book, Pound Foolish: Exposing the Dark Side of the Personal Finance Industry, in which she goes inside the world of personal finance “gurus” and reveals how the products and services they promote fail to meet their expectations and often undercut the financial security of those using them. She discussed her findings with Russell Wild, Saturday Evening Post Financial Contributor and author of several personal finance books. 2:30 am ET Approx. 1 hr. 38 min. Presidents and Political Structure Panelists talked about the public and political expectations of presidents dealing with disaster ... Panelists talked about the public and political expectations of presidents dealing with disaster relief after hurricanes, floods, and terrorist attacks, as well as the president’s responsibility for growing his political party while in office.
1:42 am ET Approx. 23 min. Governor Scott Walker at National Review Institute Summit Robert Costa; Scott Walker Governor Scott Walker (R-WI) spoke about the future of the Republican Party in the aftermath of ... Governor Scott Walker (R-WI) spoke about the future of the Republican Party in the aftermath of the 2012 presidential election and why his party should be optimistic about its future despite the loss in November. He talked about the recall election he won in June 2012 and said why he calls it a “defining moment in American history.”
This was a session at the National Review Institute the “Future of Conservatism” Summit held at the Omni Hotel.
10:56 pm ET Approx. 1 min. Book TV Fairs and Festivals A list of book fairs and festivals as of January 24, 2013. A list of book fairs and festivals as of January 24, 2013. 4:11 am ET Approx. 44 min. New Orleans in the 1920s John Reed Author John Shelton Reed talked about his book Dixie Bohemia: A French Quarter Circle in the ... Author John Shelton Reed talked about his book Dixie Bohemia: A French Quarter Circle in the 1920s, in which he examines why artists and authors flocked to the French Quarter during that era, how the neighborhood influenced their art.
2:05 am ET Approx. 43 min. Senator Ted Cruz at National Review Institute Summit Robert Costa; Ted Cruz; Jay Nordlinger Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) spoke about the future of the Republican Party. He contrasted the ... Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) spoke about the future of the Republican Party. He contrasted the economic philosophies of both Democrats and Republicans and talked about how the upcoming congressional budget and debt ceiling talks could be used as leverage by his party members to achieve solutions. He responded to questions from members of the audience.
This was a session at the National Review Institute the “Future of Conservatism” Summit held at the Omni Hotel.
11:01 pm ET Approx. 52 min. Book Discussion on The Financial Crisis and the Free Market Cure John Allison John Allison talked about his book, The Financial Crisis and the Free Market Cure: Why Pure ... John Allison talked about his book, The Financial Crisis and the Free Market Cure: Why Pure Capitalism is the World Economy’s Only Hope, in which he argues that government incentives and regulation caused the 2008 collapse and says that to improve the economy we need to adopt pure free market policies. He responded to questions from the audience at the Heritage Foundation in Washington, DC. 4:56 am ET Approx. 4 min. The Civil War and American Art Eleanor Harvey Smithsonian Curator Eleanor Jones Harvey revealed how the Civil War can be seen in seemingly ... Smithsonian Curator Eleanor Jones Harvey revealed how the Civil War can be seen in seemingly unrelated works such as landscape paintings, and also examines the work of several soldier artists. An exhibition at the Smithsonian American Art Museum explores how artists depicted the crisis of conflict as it was happening. This is part one of a two part program.
2:48 am ET Approx. 1 hr. 28 min. Panel Discussion on Republican Party Challenges Journalists talked about challenges facing the Republican Party in the wake of the 2012 election ... Journalists talked about challenges facing the Republican Party in the wake of the 2012 election and President Obama’s second term. They commented on why the party lost the presidential election and on some of the strategies it should utilize to appeal to a wider range of voters. 
“What Is Wrong with the Right?” was a session at the National Review Institute the “Future of Conservatism” Summit held at the Omni Hotel.
11:53 pm ET Approx. 4 min. Book Discussion on Guest of Honor Deborah Davis Author Deborah Davis talked about her book, Guest of Honor: Booker T. Washington, Theodore ... Author Deborah Davis talked about her book, Guest of Honor: Booker T. Washington, Theodore Roosevelt, and the White House Dinner That Shocked a Nation. She was interviewed at the 2012 National Press Club’s 35th annual Book Fair and Authors' Night. 5:00 am ET Approx. 1 hr. 10 min. Book Discussion on A Lucky Child Thomas Buergenthal; Nicholas Goldberg Thomas Buergenthal, the American judge at the International Court of Justice in The Hague, ... Thomas Buergenthal, the American judge at the International Court of Justice in The Hague, recalled his childhood during the Holocaust. He was a survivor of two labor camps and one of the youngest prisoners at Auschwitz. He was reunited with his mother at a Polish orphanage a year after his liberation. Judge Buergentahl talked about his experiences and the various ways people behaved in those circumstances. He answered questions from members of the audience. 
Thomas Buergenthal is the author of A Lucky Child: A Memoir of Surviving Auschwitz as a Young Boy, published by Little, Brown, and Company. He has served on the U.N. Human Rights Committee, Inter-American Court of Human Rights, and President’s Commission on the Holocaust. 
This program was a presentation of “ALOUD at Central Library” by the Los Angeles Library Foundation in association with the Los Angeles Public Library.
4:18 am ET Approx. 2 min. Weekly Presidential Address Barack Obama President Obama delivered his weekly presidential address. He talked about his recent ... President Obama delivered his weekly presidential address. He talked about his recent nomination of Mary Jo White to be the chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission and of Richard Cordray to be the director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. 12:00 am ET Approx. 57 min. After Words with Steve Coll Dina Cappiello; Steve Coll Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Steve Coll investigates the corporation that has greater ... Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Steve Coll investigates the corporation that has greater revenues than the economies of many western nations. He discussed the company’s power and influence with Associated Press energy reporter Dina Cappiello 6:15 am ET Approx. 39 min. Lincoln, Congress, Grant, and the Lieutenant General Act Paul Finkelman; Brooks Simpson Arizona State University history professor Brooks Simpson talked about the Lieutenant General Act ... Arizona State University history professor Brooks Simpson talked about the Lieutenant General Act of 1864. The act made Ulysses S. Grant a lieutenant general and gave him command of the Union Army. Professor Simpson spoke at the U.S. Capitol Historical Society’s 2012 Civil War Symposium.
4:21 am ET Approx. 38 min. Weekly Republican Address John Thune Senator John Thune (R-SD) delivered the weekly Republican address. He talked about the U.S. ... Senator John Thune (R-SD) delivered the weekly Republican address. He talked about the U.S. economy and budget. 1:00 am ET Approx. 30 min. Book Discussion on The Distance Between Us Reyna Grande; Peter Slen Author Reyna Grande talked about her book, The Distance Between Us: A Memoir, in which she ... Author Reyna Grande talked about her book, The Distance Between Us: A Memoir, in which she shares her experiences growing up in Mexico without her parents, who immigrated to the United States illegally to find work, and discusses what life was like for her and her siblings when they eventually made it to the U.S. years later. Ms. Grande was interviewed at the “Fall for the Book” festival, held in Fairfax, VA. 6:54 am ET Approx. 4 min. The Civil War and American Art Eleanor Harvey Smithsonian Curator Eleanor Jones Harvey revealed how the Civil War can be seen in seemingly ... Smithsonian Curator Eleanor Jones Harvey revealed how the Civil War can be seen in seemingly unrelated works such as landscape paintings, and also examines the work of several soldier artists. An exhibition at the Smithsonian American Art Museum explores how artists depicted the crisis of conflict as it was happening. This is part one of a two part program.
4:26 am ET Approx. 1 hr. 42 min. Hurricane Sandy Recovery and Reconstruction State and local officials affected by Hurricane Sandy took part in a forum on the next steps in ... State and local officials affected by Hurricane Sandy took part in a forum on the next steps in the recovery effort. They were joined by representatives of relief organizations in gaving an assessment of current recovery situation. Mayor Ed Johnson said the main issue is housing for both renters and homeowners. Panelists from private industry discussed how their businesses are part of the recovery and relief efforts. Topics included the need for careful planning and the decision process for the allocation of relief funds. The U.S. Leadership Forum hosted this discussion in Washington, D.C. 1:31 am ET Approx. 42 min. Book Discussion on Spillover Barbara Meade; David Quammen Author David Quammen talked about his book, Spillover: Animal Infections and the Next Human ... Author David Quammen talked about his book, Spillover: Animal Infections and the Next Human Pandemic, in which he looks at diseases like Ebola, SARS, avian flu, and AIDS that originated in animals but spread to humans and talks about the threat of this kind of “spillover” in the future. Mr. Quammen spoke at Politics and Prose in Washington, DC.
6:11 am ET Approx. 23 min. Representative Ryan at National Review Institute Summit Richard Lowry; Paul Ryan Representative Paul Ryan (R-WI) talked about the future of the Republican Party and the strategies ... Representative Paul Ryan (R-WI) talked about the future of the Republican Party and the strategies it should use in opposing President Obama’s second term policies. He also discussed why he voted to pass the “fiscal cliff” legislation earlier in the year.
This was a session at the National Review Institute the “Future of Conservatism” Summit held at the Omni Hotel.
2:16 am ET Approx. 45 min. Book Discussion on The Passage of Power James Billington; Robert Caro Robert Caro talked about his book, The Passage of Power. The fourth book of his series, ... Robert Caro talked about his book, The Passage of Power. The fourth book of his series, “The Years of Lyndon Johnson,” it covers the years from 1958 to 1964, during which Senate Majority Leader Johnson traded that powerful position for the vice presidency, but then in an unexpected way achieved the presidency. Mr. Caro responded to questions from members of the audience.
This was an event in the History and Biography Pavilion of the 12th annual National Book Festival, held on the National Mall.
6:35 am ET Approx. 23 min. Governor Scott Walker at National Review Institute Summit Robert Costa; Scott Walker Governor Scott Walker (R-WI) spoke about the future of the Republican Party in the aftermath of ... Governor Scott Walker (R-WI) spoke about the future of the Republican Party in the aftermath of the 2012 presidential election and why his party should be optimistic about its future despite the loss in November. He talked about the recall election he won in June 2012 and said why he calls it a “defining moment in American history.”
This was a session at the National Review Institute the “Future of Conservatism” Summit held at the Omni Hotel.
3:01 am ET Approx. 57 min. Book Discussion on Detroit City is the Place to Be Mark Binelli; Stephen Henderson Mark Binelli, a contributing editor at Rolling Stone magazine who grew up in the Detroit ... Mark Binelli, a contributing editor at Rolling Stone magazine who grew up in the Detroit area, talked about his book, Detroit City Is the Place to Be: The Afterlife of an American Metropolis, in which he presented a history and profiled the influx of artists, environmentalists, and city planners who were re-imagining the urban landscape. Mark Binelli spoke at the Fisher Building in Detroit.
3:59 am ET Approx. 1 hr. 27 min. Book Discussion on An American Diplomat in Franco Spain Michael Rockland Professor Michael Aaron Rockland talked about his book, An American Diplomat in Franco ... Professor Michael Aaron Rockland talked about his book, An American Diplomat in Franco Spain, in which he chronicles his experiences as a cultural attache at the U.S. Embassy in Madrid during the 1960s. This talk was hosted by the Instituto Cervantes in New York City.
5:30 am ET Approx. 56 min. Book Discussion on Words from the White House Paul Dickson Paul Dickson talked about his book, Words from the White House: Words and Phrases Coined or ... Paul Dickson talked about his book, Words from the White House: Words and Phrases Coined or Popularized by America’s Presidents. The authors' collection includes Warren G. Harding’s “Founding Fathers,” invoked during his 1920 presidential campaign, Theodore Roosevelt’s use of the word “muckracker” in a 1906 speech critical of specific journalists, and “military-industrial complex,” delivered by President Eisenhower during his final presidential address to the American public in 1961. This National Press Club Book Rap event was a fundraiser for the National Press Club Journalism Institute.
6:30 am ET Approx. 56 min. Book Discussion on Affairs of State Robert Watson Robert Watson, founding editor of the journal, White House Studies, talked about his book, ... Robert Watson, founding editor of the journal, White House Studies, talked about his book, Affairs of State: The Untold History of Presidential Love, Sex, and Scandal, 1789-1900, in which he looked at the history of scandals surrounding the intimate lives of U.S. presidents since 1789. He also responded to questions from the audience at the event hosted by Lynn University in Boca Raton, Florida.