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7:00 am ET Approx. 48 min. LIVE Open Phones Nancy Calo; Paul Orgel Telephone calls were open for comments on President Obama’s meetings with members of ... Telephone calls were open for comments on President Obama’s meetings with members of Congress on Capitol Hill.
John Fritze, Baltimore Sun Washington, D.C., correspondent, talked about the previous night’s Gridiron Club Dinner.*President Obama attended, but due to club rules, the dinner was closed to television cameras. Topics included press coverage and who else spoke at the event.
C-SPAN Radio’s Nancy Calo previewed the Sunday morning talk shows.
6:58 am ET Approx. 1 min. Publishing News 3-8-13 Publishing news headlines from the week of March 8, 2013 were shown. Publishing news headlines from the week of March 8, 2013 were shown. 7:00 am ET Approx. 59 min. Q&A with Antony Beevor Antony Beevor; Brian Lamb Antony Beevor talked about his newly released historical narrative, The Second World War. ... Antony Beevor talked about his newly released historical narrative, The Second World War. He spoke about the origins of the conflict spanning from before Hitler’s invasion of Poland to the aftermath of the war, and its global impact on the major powers of the day. He described Adolf Hitler’s dark and chaotic final days, including his marriage to Eva Braun and the couple’s subsequent suicide. He outlined the origins of the war, and he discussed actions taken by U.S. General Douglas MacArthur to suppress information at the Tokyo War Crimes Tribunal in 1946. He also focused on the research process and efforts to write the book.
7:50 am ET Approx. 49 min. LIVE News Review with Peter Cook and Rachel Smolkin Peter Cook; Paul Orgel; Rachel Smolkin Peter Cook and Rachel Smolkin talked about the news of the week, and they responded to telephone ... Peter Cook and Rachel Smolkin talked about the news of the week, and they responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. Topics included President Obama’s attempts to reach out to congressional Republicans, the potential for a “grand bargain” on taxes and budget cuts, economic news, Senator Rand Paul’s (R-KY) filibuster, and prospects for immigration and gun control legislation. 7:00 am ET Approx. 45 min. Book Discussion on Radical: Fighting to Put Students First Michelle Rhee Michelle Rhee, former chancellor of the Washington, D.C. public school system, talked about her ... Michelle Rhee, former chancellor of the Washington, D.C. public school system, talked about her book, Radical: Fighting to Put Students First , in which she recounts her career and presents her thoughts on education reform. Ms. Rhee spoke at the Hudson Union Society in New York City. 8:02 am ET Approx. 29 min. Health and Fitness Inventions Thad Parsons Thad Parsons talked about the National Inventors Hall of Fame Museum, located inside the U.S. ... Thad Parsons talked about the National Inventors Hall of Fame Museum, located inside the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office in Alexandria, Virginia, and toured an exhibit about health and fitness inventions. Topics included 19th century patent medicines, a mechanical horse used by President Calvin Coolidge, the origins of Gatorade and Nike, and the trademarks and patents of fitness guru Jack LaLanne. The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office was designated in the Constitution and originated in 1790.
8:42 am ET Approx. 37 min. LIVE State Tax Rates Nancy Calo; Joseph Henchman; Paul Orgel Joseph Henchman talked about states with the highest and lowest tax rates, and he responded to ... Joseph Henchman talked about states with the highest and lowest tax rates, and he responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. According to a Tax Foundation analysis by the average resident in the U.S paid 9.9 percent of their income on state and local taxes during 2010. Topics included what goes into determining how states calculate their tax rate and the impact of the rate upon household finances.
C-SPAN Radio’s Nancy Calo previewed the Sunday morning talk shows.
8:00 am ET Approx. 50 min. Book Discussion on Facing the Wave Gretel Ehrlich Gretel Ehrlich talked about her book, Facing the Wave: A Journey in the Wake of the ... Gretel Ehrlich talked about her book, Facing the Wave: A Journey in the Wake of the Tsunami, in which she looks at the impact and aftermath of the earthquake and tsunami that hit Japan on March 11, 2011. Ms. Ehrlich spoke at the Mechanics' Institute in San Francisco, California. 8:31 am ET Approx. 1 hr. 16 min. Harry Truman at School Raymond Geselbracht Raymond Geselbracht, special assistant to the director of the Harry S. Truman Presidential ... Raymond Geselbracht, special assistant to the director of the Harry S. Truman Presidential Library, talked about what Truman’s elementary and high school education say about the president and his character. Harry Truman was the least formally educated president of the 20th century, with about nine years of schooling. Harry Truman’s school records, thought to have been destroyed in a fire, were rediscovered and are the basis for this exploration of his student days.
9:21 am ET Approx. 38 min. LIVE U.S. Policy Toward Syria Mona Yacoubian; Paul Orgel Mona Yacoubian talked about Secretary of State John Kerry’s announcement that the the U.S. ... Mona Yacoubian talked about Secretary of State John Kerry’s announcement that the the U.S. would provide financial, medical and food aid to the Syrian opposition. She also responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. 9:01 am ET Approx. 48 min. Book Discussion on Whitey Dick Lehr; Gerard O'Neil Former Boston Globe correspondents Dick Lehr and Gerard O’Neill talked about their ... Former Boston Globe correspondents Dick Lehr and Gerard O’Neill talked about their book, Whitey: The Life of America’s Most Notorious Mob Boss, in which they recount the life of Boston gangster turned FBI informant James “Whitey” Bulger. The authors' report on Bulger’s criminal beginnings in the “Southie” neighborhood of Boston and his later operation of a crime syndicate the he ran while under the employ of the FBI. Bugler eventually fled Boston and went into hiding; he was arrested in 2011 in Santa Monica, California and currently awaits trail on nineteen charges of murder. They also responded to questions from the audience at Porter Square Books in Cambridge, Massachusetts. 9:49 am ET Approx. 13 min. President Franklin Roosevelt's First Fireside Chat Franklin Roosevelt During Franklin D. Roosevelt’s presidency, he delivered a number of radio broadcasts which ... During Franklin D. Roosevelt’s presidency, he delivered a number of radio broadcasts which became known as fireside chats to inform and build public support for his administration’s efforts during the Great Depression, World War II, and the enactment of New Deal policies. This is President Roosevelt’s first fireside chat from March 12, 1933, titled, “The Banking Crisis.”
Audio with a still photograph.
10:02 am ET Approx. 32 min. LIVE Newsmakers with Representative Sander Levin Nancy Cook; Sander Levin; Steven Sloan Representative Sander Levin (D-MI), the ranking member on the House Ways and Means Committee, ... Representative Sander Levin (D-MI), the ranking member on the House Ways and Means Committee, talked about tax reform, the future of Social Security and Medicare, and how Congress is addressing the budget cuts, debt, and the U.S. economy. 9:58 am ET Approx. 1 min. Fairs and Festivals 3-9-13 A list of upcoming book fairs and festivals as of March 9, 2013 was shown. A list of upcoming book fairs and festivals as of March 9, 2013 was shown. 10:05 am ET Approx. 50 min. Creating a Continental Navy Glenn Grasso Glenn Grasso, former instructor at the United States Coast Guard Academy, talked about the ... Glenn Grasso, former instructor at the United States Coast Guard Academy, talked about the creation of the Continental Navy during America’s war for independence. The 2012 Continental Congress Festival in Annapolis, Maryland hosted this event. . Grasso analyzes the U.S. strategy of using privateer vessels to raid British commerce and supply ships. He also discussed France’s involvement in naval warfare during the American Revolution.
10:35 am ET Approx. 2 hr. 22 min. U.S. Policy Toward North Korea Witnesses testified on U.S. policy toward North Korea. Earlier in the day, North Korea ... Witnesses testified on U.S. policy toward North Korea. Earlier in the day, North Korea threatened a pre-emptive nuclear attack on the United States in retaliation for new United Nations sanctions. 
WITNESSES:
Panel One:
Glyn T. Davies, special representative for North Korea policy, Department of State
Panel Two:
Stephen W. Bosworth, dean, The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University, Medford, Mass.
Robert G. Joseph, senior scholar, National Institute for Public Policy
Joseph DeTrani, president, Intelligence and National Security Alliance
10:01 am ET Approx. 50 min. Book Discussion on Generation Roe Sarah Erdreich Women’s health activist Sarah Erdreich talked about her book, Generation Roe: inside the ... Women’s health activist Sarah Erdreich talked about her book, Generation Roe: inside the Future of the Pro-Choice Movement, in which she presents her thoughts on the pro-choice movement forty years after the Supreme Court’s decision on Roe v. Wade. Sarah Erdreich spoke at Politics and Prose Bookstore in Washington, D.C. 10:59 am ET Approx. 58 min. Abraham Lincoln, Frederick Douglass and U.S. Colored Troops Scholars talked about the contributions, sacrifices, and challenges faced by African Americans who ... Scholars talked about the contributions, sacrifices, and challenges faced by African Americans who served in the U.S. Colored Troops during the Civil War. Under the terms of the Emancipation Proclamation, the Union Army began recruiting so-called colored troops for the first time.
12:58 pm ET Approx. 2 min. North Korea Sanctions Vitaly Churkin United Nations Security Council President Viitaly Churkin spoke about the adoption of a Security ... United Nations Security Council President Viitaly Churkin spoke about the adoption of a Security Council resolution imposing new sanctions on North Korea for their February 12, 2013 nuclear missile test. The United Nations Security Council voted for tougher sanctions. The unanimous vote by the 15-member council included North Korea’s closest ally, China. The resolution restricts North Korea from financing and obtaining technology for its nuclear weapons programs.
Simultaneous interpretation into English.
10:52 am ET Approx. 1 min. Fairs and Festivals 3-9-13 A list of upcoming book fairs and festivals as of March 9, 2013 was shown. A list of upcoming book fairs and festivals as of March 9, 2013 was shown. 11:59 am ET Approx. 51 min. Pathfinder of the West Stan Deaton; W. Groce; Winston Groom Winston Groom, author of Forrest Gump, talked about John C. Fremont, who was an explorer, ... Winston Groom, author of Forrest Gump, talked about John C. Fremont, who was an explorer, mapmaker, U.S. Senator from California, two-time Republican presidential candidate, Governor of the Arizona territory and a Union General during the Civil War.
1:01 pm ET Approx. 5 min. Security Council Members on North Korea Sanctions Following a United Nations Security Council meeting, members spoke with reporters about their ... Following a United Nations Security Council meeting, members spoke with reporters about their support for the new sanctions resolutions against North Korea. 10:54 am ET Approx. 4 min. Book Discussion on Reckless Robert Deans Bob Deans talked about his book, Reckless: The Political Assault on the American ... Bob Deans talked about his book, Reckless: The Political Assault on the American Environment. He was interviewed at the 2012 National Press Club’s 35th annual Book Fair and Authors' Night. 12:51 pm ET Approx. 6 min. Coronado State Monument Scott Smith Scott Smith talked about the history of the Coronado State Monument and about conquistador and ... Scott Smith talked about the history of the Coronado State Monument and about conquistador and explorer Francisco Vásquez de Coronado. Coronado, with 300 soldiers and 800 Indian allies from New Spain, was looking for the fabled Seven Cities of Gold and instead found villages inhabited by prosperous native people from the area. This is New Mexico’s first state park. Although named after Coronado, it is also an archaelogical site featuring a pueblo settlement dating back to 1300.
C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles (LCVs) made a stop in their “2013 LCV Cities Tour” in Albuquerque, New Mexico to feature the history and literary life of the community. Working with the Comcast Cable local affiliate, they visited literary and historic sites where local historians, authors, and civic leaders were interviewed.
1:08 pm ET Approx. 2 hr. 29 min. Justice Department Oversight Attorney General Eric Holder testified at a Justice Department oversight hearing. Both ... Attorney General Eric Holder testified at a Justice Department oversight hearing. Both Republicans and Democrats pressed Mr. Holder on a Justice Department memo regarding the use of drone strikes against American citizens suspected of being terrorists. He also answered questions about his written response to a March 4 letter from Senator Rand Paul. Senator Paul asked if the Obama administration believed the president has the legal authority to use drone strikes against American citizens on U.S. soil. Mr. Holder in the letter replied that in extreme circumstances such as the attack on Pearl Harbor or the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, the president could conceivably have no other option but to authorize the use of drones. Other topics included gun violence reduction and assault weapons, and the impact of sequestration budget cuts on national security. 11:00 am ET Approx. 59 min. Book Discussion on The AIG Story Paula Dobriansky; Maurice Greenberg Maurice Greenberg, former CEO of American International Group, Inc. (AIG), talked about his ... Maurice Greenberg, former CEO of American International Group, Inc. (AIG), talked about his book, The AIG Story, in which he chronicles the rise and fall of the international insurance and financial products company. During this event, hosted by the Center for the National Interest in Washington, DC, Mr. Greenberg was joined by Paula Dobriansky, former Undersecretary of State for Democracy and Global Affairs. 1:00 pm ET Approx. 48 min. Electioneering in the New Republic Robert Watson Professor Robert Watson lectured about the 1824 and 1828 elections, focusing on the role these ... Professor Robert Watson lectured about the 1824 and 1828 elections, focusing on the role these elections played in shaping not only the practice of campaigns and elections but the practice of democracy in the early American Republic. The 1824 and 1828 elections resulted in victories for John Quincy Adams and Andrew Jackson, who became the sixth and seventh presidents of the United States. According to Professor Robert Watson, these two elections were among the most important--and scandalous--in American history. 
This was a class at Lynn University in Boca Raton, Florida.
3:38 pm ET Approx. 1 min. Senator Rand Paul Begins a Filibuster Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) explained his reasons as he began his nearly 13-hour filibuster in the ... Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) explained his reasons as he began his nearly 13-hour filibuster in the Senate of the confirmation of John Brennan as director of the Central Intelligence Agency. He was challenging the administration’s authority to use drone strikes against American citizens on U.S. soil. 11:59 am ET Approx. 2 min. Publishing News 3-8-13 Publishing news headlines from the week of March 8, 2013 were shown. Publishing news headlines from the week of March 8, 2013 were shown. 1:49 pm ET Approx. 1 hr. 10 min. New York Jews in the Age of Immigration Co-authors Annie Polland and Daniel Soyer talked about their book, Emerging Metropolis: New ... Co-authors Annie Polland and Daniel Soyer talked about their book, Emerging Metropolis: New York Jews in the Age of Immigration 1840-1920. Using photographs and first person accounts, they describe in their book how New York City influenced Jewish immigrants, and how the immigrants in turn transformed the city.
3:40 pm ET Approx. 4 min. Senator Paul Closing Filibuster Remarks The closing remarks of Senator Rand Paul’s (R-KY) nearly 13-hour filibuster in the ... The closing remarks of Senator Rand Paul’s (R-KY) nearly 13-hour filibuster in the Senate. He was filibustering the confirmation of John Brennan as director of the Central Intelligence Agency as he challenged the administration’s authority to use drone strikes against drone strikes against American citizens on U.S. soil. 12:02 pm ET Approx. 55 min. After Words with Moises Naim Lillian Cunningham; Moises Naim Journalist Moises Naim talked about his book, The End of Power: From Boardrooms to Battlefields ... Journalist Moises Naim talked about his book, The End of Power: From Boardrooms to Battlefields and Churches to States, Why Being In Charge Isn’t What It Used to Be, in which he details the changing nature of governmental and economic power. He also argued that all current leaders are weaker than their predecessors and there was a greater potential for upheaval. 3:01 pm ET Approx. 39 min. Walter Cronkite Interview Walter Cronkite Walter Cronkite spoke with independent producer George Colburn about President Dwight ... Walter Cronkite spoke with independent producer George Colburn about President Dwight Eisenhower’s military and political career. Mr. Cronkite knew President Eisenhower in England during World War II and recalled the President’s “white hat” reputation among his troops and the wartime press. Mr. Cronkite also described how Eisenhower made the transition from war hero to president. This interview was part of a documentary series on President Eisenhower’s military and political career.
3:45 pm ET Approx. 3 min. Senator McCain Responds to Senator Paul's Filibuster Senator John McCain (R-AZ) reacted to Senator Rand Paul’s (R-KY) filibuster against John ... Senator John McCain (R-AZ) reacted to Senator Rand Paul’s (R-KY) filibuster against John Brennan’s nomination for CIA director. 12:59 pm ET Approx. 7 hr. 10 min. LIVE 2013 Tucson Festival of Books, Sunday The second day of the 2013 Tucson Festival of Books.
Events shown included:
Book ...
The second day of the 2013 Tucson Festival of Books.
Events shown included:
Book Discussion on Little America
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Book Discussion on The People’s Pension
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Panel Discussion on The Environment
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Panel Discussion on Last Water on the Devil’s Highway
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Panel Discussion on Journalism
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3:41 pm ET Approx. 1 hr. 32 min. Eugenics in Early 20th Century America Robert Rydell Professor Robert Rydell of Montana State University talked about the history of eugenics in early ... Professor Robert Rydell of Montana State University talked about the history of eugenics in early 20th century America. Eugenics is a science that advocates improving the hereditary qualities of a race through controlled mating. Professor Rydell talked about some of the eugenics studies and experiments that took in the United States, as well as eugenics-based forced sterilization laws passed by several states that targeted the so-called “feebleminded.”
3:51 pm ET Approx. 25 min. Gun Violence Reduction legislation Senators Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and Mark Begich (D-AK) announced their legislation to prevent gun ... Senators Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and Mark Begich (D-AK) announced their legislation to prevent gun violence by strengthening background check laws that would limit access to firearms based on mental illness. Senators Graham and Begich were joined by Senators Jeff Flake (R-AZ) and Mark Pryor (D-AR). Following the remarks on reducing gun violence, Senator Graham spoke about President Obama’s dinner that night with eleven Republican senators. 1:00 pm ET Approx. 1 hr. LIVE Book Discussion on Little America Rajiv Chandrasekaran; Mort Rosenblum Rajiv Chandrasekaran talked about his book, Little America: The War Within the War for ... Rajiv Chandrasekaran talked about his book, Little America: The War Within the War for Afghanistan. He spoke and took questions at the 2013 Tucson Festival of Books, which took place on the campus of the University of Arizona on March 9-10, 2013. 5:15 pm ET Approx. 1 hr. 36 min. How Mexican Food Conquered the World Panelists talked about the history of foods such as tacos, tamales, and chili, and popularity of ... Panelists talked about the history of foods such as tacos, tamales, and chili, and popularity of Mexican cuisine in the U.S., from its indigenous origins in Mesoamerica to the present era of global commercialization. Panelists included Jeffrey Pilcher, historian and author of Planet Taco: A Global History of Mexican Food, Gustavo Arellano, syndicated columnist and author of Taco USA: How Mexican Food Conquered America, and Smithsonian curator Rayna Green.
4:17 pm ET Approx. 1 hr. 39 min. Gun Control Legislation Markup The Senate Judiciary Committee passed a bill on gun trafficking largely along party ... The Senate Judiciary Committee passed a bill on gun trafficking largely along party lines. The legislation would toughen penalties for those who buy guns for people who cannot legally own them. The Committee also began debate on an assault weapons ban bill offered by California Senator Dianne Feinstein. That measure was not expected to get any support from committee Republicans. Other measures scheduled for consideration included bills on background checks and school safety. 2:21 pm ET Approx. 7 min. Book Discussion on Hemingway's Boat Paul Hendrickson From the 31st annual Key West Literary Seminar in Key West, Florida, Paul Hendrickson talked about ... From the 31st annual Key West Literary Seminar in Key West, Florida, Paul Hendrickson talked about his book, Hemingway’s Boat: Everything He Loved in Life, and Lost. 6:52 pm ET Approx. 7 min. Petroglyph National Monument Diane Souder Diane Souder toured the Petroglyph National Monument and looked at some of the approximately ... Diane Souder toured the Petroglyph National Monument and looked at some of the approximately 24,000 examples of ancient rock drawings left by the Pueblo people that help tell their story and the history of the area. The site is co-managed by the National Park Service and the city of Albuquerque.
C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles (LCVs) made a stop in their 2013 LCV Cities Tour in Albuquerque, New Mexico to feature the history and literary life of the community. Working with the Comcast Cable local affiliate, they visited literary and historic sites where local historians, authors, and civic leaders were interviewed.
6:00 pm ET Approx. 32 min. Newsmakers with Representative Sander Levin Nancy Cook; Sander Levin; Steven Sloan Representative Sander Levin (D-MI), the ranking member on the House Ways and Means Committee, ... Representative Sander Levin (D-MI), the ranking member on the House Ways and Means Committee, talked about tax reform, the future of Social Security and Medicare, and how Congress is addressing the budget cuts, debt, and the U.S. economy. 2:29 pm ET Approx. 1 min. Publishing News 3-8-13 Publishing news headlines from the week of March 8, 2013 were shown. Publishing news headlines from the week of March 8, 2013 were shown. 7:00 pm ET Approx. 29 min. Health and Fitness Inventions Thad Parsons Thad Parsons talked about the National Inventors Hall of Fame Museum, located inside the U.S. ... Thad Parsons talked about the National Inventors Hall of Fame Museum, located inside the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office in Alexandria, Virginia, and toured an exhibit about health and fitness inventions. Topics included 19th century patent medicines, a mechanical horse used by President Calvin Coolidge, the origins of Gatorade and Nike, and the trademarks and patents of fitness guru Jack LaLanne. The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office was designated in the Constitution and originated in 1790.
6:34 pm ET Approx. 1 hr. Politico Playbook Breakfast on Homeland Security Department Secretary Janet Napolitano and former Secretaries Tom Ridge and Michael Chertoff talked about the ... Secretary Janet Napolitano and former Secretaries Tom Ridge and Michael Chertoff talked about the tenth anniversary of the Department of Homeland Security. All agreed that immigration should be the department’s top priority. Secretary Napolitano said Homeland Security was sending out some furlough notices that day as sequestration budget cuts took effect. She talked about other effects of sequestration such as delays at airports and customs. They were interviewed by Mike Allen at his Politico Playbook Breakfast, held at the Newseum.*
“Sequestration,” a legal procedure in which every federal agency has the same percentage of its budget taken back in order to cut deficit spending, was agreed to in the Budget Control Act of 2011 and began March 1, 2013.
2:31 pm ET Approx. 1 hr. 1 min. LIVE Book Discussion on The People's Pension Eric Laursen; Jim Nintzel Eric Laursen talked about his book, The People’s Pension: The Struggle to Defend Social ... Eric Laursen talked about his book, The People’s Pension: The Struggle to Defend Social Security. He spoke and took questions at the 2013 Tucson Festival of Books, which took place on the campus of the University of Arizona on March 9-10, 2013. 7:30 pm ET Approx. 1 hr. 16 min. Harry Truman at School Raymond Geselbracht Raymond Geselbracht, special assistant to the director of the Harry S. Truman Presidential ... Raymond Geselbracht, special assistant to the director of the Harry S. Truman Presidential Library, talked about what Truman’s elementary and high school education say about the president and his character. Harry Truman was the least formally educated president of the 20th century, with about nine years of schooling. Harry Truman’s school records, thought to have been destroyed in a fire, were rediscovered and are the basis for this exploration of his student days.
7:36 pm ET Approx. 24 min. U.S. Policy Toward Syria Mona Yacoubian; Paul Orgel Mona Yacoubian talked about Secretary of State John Kerry’s announcement that the the U.S. ... Mona Yacoubian talked about Secretary of State John Kerry’s announcement that the the U.S. would provide financial, medical and food aid to the Syrian opposition. She also responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. 3:33 pm ET Approx. 1 min. Fairs and Festivals 3-9-13 A list of upcoming book fairs and festivals as of March 9, 2013 was shown. A list of upcoming book fairs and festivals as of March 9, 2013 was shown. 8:46 pm ET Approx. 13 min. President Franklin Roosevelt's First Fireside Chat Franklin Roosevelt During Franklin D. Roosevelt’s presidency, he delivered a number of radio broadcasts which ... During Franklin D. Roosevelt’s presidency, he delivered a number of radio broadcasts which became known as fireside chats to inform and build public support for his administration’s efforts during the Great Depression, World War II, and the enactment of New Deal policies. This is President Roosevelt’s first fireside chat from March 12, 1933, titled, “The Banking Crisis.”
Audio with a still photograph.
8:00 pm ET Approx. 59 min. Q&A with Jody Williams Brian Lamb; Jody Williams Jody Williams talked about her newly released autobiography, My Name Is Jody Williams: A ... Jody Williams talked about her newly released autobiography, My Name Is Jody Williams: A Vermont Girl’s Winding Path to the Nobel Peace Prize. She shared details of her Nobel Peace Prize-winning work on the campaign to ban the use of landmines and her career as an advocate for world peace, and the struggles she faced in adjusting to her new life after receiving the award. She described her political ideology as left of liberal and spoke candidly about her departure from the Catholic Church and her relationships with fellow laureates Desmond Tutu and the Dalai Lama. She wrote about meeting her husband, and fellow human rights activist, Stephen Goose, and the struggles they faced together. She describes her motivation for advocacy as righteous indignation and says that she is full of anger at injustice. She talks about the eleven years she spent working on various projects related to the wars in Nicaragua and El Salvador. 3:34 pm ET Approx. 17 min. Book Discussion on The Tea Party Goes to Washington Rand Paul; Peter Slen Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) talked about his book, The Tea Party Goes to Washington. He talked ... Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) talked about his book, The Tea Party Goes to Washington. He talked about his service in the U.S. Senate since January 2011 and the impact that the tea party movement has had on the government and how it has been misrepresented. Senator Paul was interviewed while at FreedomFest, the largest libertarian conference in the U.S., held annually in Las Vegas. 9:01 pm ET Approx. 1 hr. 35 min. Life Portrait of James Madison In the fourth in a series on American presidents, James Madison’s life and career were ... In the fourth in a series on American presidents, James Madison’s life and career were discussed. Mr. Rakove talked about Madison’s childhood and his education. He took calls from viewers. Ms. Mullins talked about Madison and Montpelier. The gazebo and other aspects of his home, Montpelier, were shown.
Ms. Shulman talked about Dolley Madison and President Madison and their ceremonial roles with foreign dignitaries. She also described the appearance, personality and life of Dolley Madison. They took calls from viewers. Mr. Franz talked about James Madison High School and what the students know about Madison. Ms. Lewis spoke about the archeological research in progress in Dolley Madison’s bedroom.
9:00 pm ET Approx. 32 min. Question Time David Cameron; Edward Miliband Prime Minister Cameron held his weekly Question Time with members of the House of Commons. He ... Prime Minister Cameron held his weekly Question Time with members of the House of Commons. He answered on the “Bedroom Tax,” International Women’s week, and the National Health Service Other topics included the horse meat scandal, the state of the British economy, and the status of the European Union. 4:00 pm ET Approx. 1 hr. 1 min. LIVE Panel Discussion on The Environment Bill Carter; Kristen Iverson; Terry Nordbrock Authors Kristen Iversen, Full Body Burden: Growing Up in the Nuclear Shadow of Rocky Flats, ... Authors Kristen Iversen, Full Body Burden: Growing Up in the Nuclear Shadow of Rocky Flats, and Bill Carter, Boom, Bust, Boom: A Story About Copper The Metal That Runs the World, talked about the environment. They spoke and responded to questions at the 2013 Tucson Festival of Books, which took place on the campus of the University of Arizona on March 9-10, 2013. 10:36 pm ET Approx. 8 min. Preservation of Route 66 Kaisa Barthuli; Johnnie Meier Route 66 Historical Society President Johnnie Meier and Program Manager of the National Route 66 ... Route 66 Historical Society President Johnnie Meier and Program Manager of the National Route 66 Preservation Program Kaisa Barthuli talked about the Preservation of Route 66 in Albuquerque. They also visited historic sites associated with this famous highway.
C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles (LCVs) made a stop in their “2013 LCV Cities Tour” in Albuquerque, New Mexico to feature the history and literary life of the community. Working with the Comcast Cable local affiliate, they visited literary and historic sites where local historians, authors, and civic leaders were interviewed.
9:33 pm ET Approx. 45 min. Venezuelan State Funeral of President Hugo Chavez Hugo Chavez; Jesse Jackson; Nicolas Maduro Moros Interim President of Venezuela Nicolas Maduro and the Reverend Jesse Jackson, Sr., spoke at the ... Interim President of Venezuela Nicolas Maduro and the Reverend Jesse Jackson, Sr., spoke at the funeral of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez. The funeral was held in Caracas, Venezuela, on Friday March 8, 2013. President Chavez, who had cancer, died on March 5, 2013, at the age of 58.
During the event English was consecutively translated into Spanish. The television transmission has Spanish simultaneously translated into English.
Courtesy of Venezuala’s state-owned VTV.
5:04 pm ET Approx. 1 min. New Books Being Released 3/11/13 A list of new books being released the week of March 11, 2013 was shown. A list of new books being released the week of March 11, 2013 was shown. 10:46 pm ET Approx. 13 min. President Franklin Roosevelt's First Fireside Chat Franklin Roosevelt During Franklin D. Roosevelt’s presidency, he delivered a number of radio broadcasts which ... During Franklin D. Roosevelt’s presidency, he delivered a number of radio broadcasts which became known as fireside chats to inform and build public support for his administration’s efforts during the Great Depression, World War II, and the enactment of New Deal policies. This is President Roosevelt’s first fireside chat from March 12, 1933, titled, “The Banking Crisis.”
Audio with a still photograph.
10:20 pm ET Approx. 39 min. International Women of Courage Awards Ceremony Secretary of State John Kerry and first lady Michelle Obama honored recipients of the 2013 ... Secretary of State John Kerry and first lady Michelle Obama honored recipients of the 2013 International Women of Courage Award. The annual award recognizes women from around the world who have shown courage and leadership advocating for women’s rights. Michelle Obama highlighted the importance of the award in opening eyes to injustices. Secretary Kerry emphasized that advancing the status of women and girls was central to America’s foreign policy. He also announced the launch of a new Full Participation Fund for achieving gender equality. Secretary Kerry read biographies of all the award recipients and award recipient Fartuun Adan spoke about her advocacy work with women. This event took place in the Dean Acheson Auditorium of the State Department. 5:30 pm ET Approx. 59 min. LIVE Panel Discussion on Last Water on the Devil's Highway Co-authors Bill Broyles, Gayle Harrison Hartmann, and Thomas Sheridan, talked about their book ... Co-authors Bill Broyles, Gayle Harrison Hartmann, and Thomas Sheridan, talked about their book Last Water on the Devil’s Highway: A Cultural and Natural History of Tinajas Atlas. The book examines the human and natural history of The Devil’s Highway, or El Camino del Diablo. The most famous waterhole on the route is Tinajas Altas, or High Tanks, a series of natural rock basins that are among the few reliable sources of water in this region. They responded to questions from the audience.
They spoke at the 2013 Tucson Festival of Books, which took place on the campus of the University of Arizona on March 9-10, 2013.
11:00 pm ET Approx. 29 min. Health and Fitness Inventions Thad Parsons Thad Parsons talked about the National Inventors Hall of Fame Museum, located inside the U.S. ... Thad Parsons talked about the National Inventors Hall of Fame Museum, located inside the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office in Alexandria, Virginia, and toured an exhibit about health and fitness inventions. Topics included 19th century patent medicines, a mechanical horse used by President Calvin Coolidge, the origins of Gatorade and Nike, and the trademarks and patents of fitness guru Jack LaLanne. The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office was designated in the Constitution and originated in 1790.
11:00 pm ET Approx. 59 min. Q&A with Jody Williams Brian Lamb; Jody Williams Jody Williams talked about her newly released autobiography, My Name Is Jody Williams: A ... Jody Williams talked about her newly released autobiography, My Name Is Jody Williams: A Vermont Girl’s Winding Path to the Nobel Peace Prize. She shared details of her Nobel Peace Prize-winning work on the campaign to ban the use of landmines and her career as an advocate for world peace, and the struggles she faced in adjusting to her new life after receiving the award. She described her political ideology as left of liberal and spoke candidly about her departure from the Catholic Church and her relationships with fellow laureates Desmond Tutu and the Dalai Lama. She wrote about meeting her husband, and fellow human rights activist, Stephen Goose, and the struggles they faced together. She describes her motivation for advocacy as righteous indignation and says that she is full of anger at injustice. She talks about the eleven years she spent working on various projects related to the wars in Nicaragua and El Salvador. 6:30 pm ET Approx. 1 min. Fairs and Festivals 3-9-13 A list of upcoming book fairs and festivals as of March 9, 2013 was shown. A list of upcoming book fairs and festivals as of March 9, 2013 was shown. 11:30 pm ET Approx. 1 hr. 16 min. Harry Truman at School Raymond Geselbracht Raymond Geselbracht, special assistant to the director of the Harry S. Truman Presidential ... Raymond Geselbracht, special assistant to the director of the Harry S. Truman Presidential Library, talked about what Truman’s elementary and high school education say about the president and his character. Harry Truman was the least formally educated president of the 20th century, with about nine years of schooling. Harry Truman’s school records, thought to have been destroyed in a fire, were rediscovered and are the basis for this exploration of his student days.
12:01 am ET Approx. 32 min. Question Time David Cameron; Edward Miliband Prime Minister Cameron held his weekly Question Time with members of the House of Commons. He ... Prime Minister Cameron held his weekly Question Time with members of the House of Commons. He answered on the “Bedroom Tax,” International Women’s week, and the National Health Service Other topics included the horse meat scandal, the state of the British economy, and the status of the European Union. 6:49 pm ET Approx. 1 min. Publishing News 3-8-13 Publishing news headlines from the week of March 8, 2013 were shown. Publishing news headlines from the week of March 8, 2013 were shown. 12:47 am ET Approx. 8 min. History of Hot Air Ballooning Troy Bradley Troy Bradley talked about hot air ballooning and the role the balloons have played in U.S. ... Troy Bradley talked about hot air ballooning and the role the balloons have played in U.S. history, including the Civil War and beyond. Albuquerque is the hot air balloon capital of the world, and holds one of the largest hot air balloon competitions in the world each year.
C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles (LCVs) made a stop in their “2013 LCV Cities Tour” in Albuquerque, New Mexico to feature the history and literary life of the community. Working with the Comcast Cable local affiliate, they visited literary and historic sites where local historians, authors, and civic leaders were interviewed.
12:46 am ET Approx. 48 min. News Review with Peter Cook and Rachel Smolkin Peter Cook; Paul Orgel; Rachel Smolkin Peter Cook and Rachel Smolkin talked about the news of the week, and they responded to telephone ... Peter Cook and Rachel Smolkin talked about the news of the week, and they responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. Topics included President Obama’s attempts to reach out to congressional Republicans, the potential for a “grand bargain” on taxes and budget cuts, economic news, Senator Rand Paul’s (R-KY) filibuster, and prospects for immigration and gun control legislation. 6:59 pm ET Approx. 1 hr. 10 min. LIVE Panel Discussion on Journalism Authors Ruben Martinez, Desert America: Boom and Bust in the New Old West, Adam Mansbach, ... Authors Ruben Martinez, Desert America: Boom and Bust in the New Old West, Adam Mansbach, Rage Is Back: A Novel, Jim Lynch, Border Songs: A Novel, Mike Sager, The Someone You’re Not: True Stories of Sports, Celebrity, Politics and Pornography talked about journalism. The focused on challenges facing both print and electronic journalists, media companies, and public discourse. They responded to questions from the audience.
They spoke at the 2013 Tucson Festival of Books, which took place on the campus of the University of Arizona on March 9-10, 2013.
1:00 am ET Approx. 54 min. Book Discussion on Bound for the Promised Land Mary Jansen; Kate Larson Kate Larson talked about her book Bound for the Promised Land: Harriet Tubman, Portrait of an ... Kate Larson talked about her book Bound for the Promised Land: Harriet Tubman, Portrait of an Ameican Hero, published by Ballantine Books. In it the author chronicled the life of one of the leaders of the Underground Railroad movement to free slaves before the Emancipation Proclamation. Ms. Larson wrote the book because she said the last adult biography written about Ms. Tubman was in 1943 and she wanted to create a new written record that included any documents and artifacts discovered in the last sixty years. Following her remarks she responded to questions from members of the audience.
1:38 am ET Approx. 1 hr. 30 min. Online Piracy Panelists talked about Internet users' compliance with copyright restrictions for online ... Panelists talked about Internet users' compliance with copyright restrictions for online content. They focused on implementation of a Copyright Alert System that would to inform subscribers that they had downloaded and/or shared copyrighted content. They also answered questions from the audience. 8:11 pm ET Approx. 1 hr. 1 min. Book Discussion on The Devil at Our Doorstep David Bego, president and CEO of Executive Management Services (EMS), a workplace maintenance ... David Bego, president and CEO of Executive Management Services (EMS), a workplace maintenance company that employs 5,000 people, talked about his book, The Devil at Our Doorstep, in which he discusses the power of unions in the United States. He also talked about his contentious relationship with the Service Employees International Union going back to 2006. During this event, hosted by the Heritage Foundation in Washington, DC, Mr. Bego was joined by Diana Furchtgott-Roth of the Manhattan Institute and Russ Brown of the Labor Relations Institute. 1:56 am ET Approx. 3 min. Health and Fitness Inventions Thad Parsons Thad Parsons talked about the National Inventors Hall of Fame Museum, located inside the U.S. ... Thad Parsons talked about the National Inventors Hall of Fame Museum, located inside the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office in Alexandria, Virginia, and toured an exhibit about health and fitness inventions. Topics included 19th century patent medicines, a mechanical horse used by President Calvin Coolidge, the origins of Gatorade and Nike, and the trademarks and patents of fitness guru Jack LaLanne. The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office was designated in the Constitution and originated in 1790.
4:25 am ET Approx. 1 hr. 30 min. Secretary of the Interior Nomination Hearing Sally Jewell testified on her nomination to become secretary of the interior. She was ... Sally Jewell testified on her nomination to become secretary of the interior. She was introduced by Washington Senators Patty Murray and Maria Cantwell. In remarks she pledged a balanced approach to energy and said she supported President Obama’s “all-of-the-above” energy strategy that includes oil, natural gas and renewable sources like solar and wind. Other topics addressed included public land management, Native American issues, environmental conservation, renewable energy, and oil and gas production. 9:12 pm ET Approx. 58 min. After Words with Ken Stern Ken Berger; Ken Stern Ken Stern talked about his book, With Charity for All: Why Charities are Failing and a Better ... Ken Stern talked about his book, With Charity for All: Why Charities are Failing and a Better Way to Give, in which he explores what he calls the “vast and unaccountable” world of U.S. charities and how they are managed. He spoke with Ken Berger, CEO of Charity Navigator, a non-profit that evaluates the financial health and efficacy of charitable organizations. 1:59 am ET Approx. 51 min. Lincoln's Indispensable Man Walter Stahr Author Walter Stahr spoke at the Kansas City Public Library about Abraham Lincoln’s former ... Author Walter Stahr spoke at the Kansas City Public Library about Abraham Lincoln’s former presidential rival, William Henry Seward, who eventually became Lincoln’s Secretary of State and closest adviser.
5:59 am ET Approx. 59 min. Q&A with Jody Williams Brian Lamb; Jody Williams Jody Williams talked about her newly released autobiography, My Name Is Jody Williams: A ... Jody Williams talked about her newly released autobiography, My Name Is Jody Williams: A Vermont Girl’s Winding Path to the Nobel Peace Prize. She shared details of her Nobel Peace Prize-winning work on the campaign to ban the use of landmines and her career as an advocate for world peace, and the struggles she faced in adjusting to her new life after receiving the award. She described her political ideology as left of liberal and spoke candidly about her departure from the Catholic Church and her relationships with fellow laureates Desmond Tutu and the Dalai Lama. She wrote about meeting her husband, and fellow human rights activist, Stephen Goose, and the struggles they faced together. She describes her motivation for advocacy as righteous indignation and says that she is full of anger at injustice. She talks about the eleven years she spent working on various projects related to the wars in Nicaragua and El Salvador. 10:13 pm ET Approx. 1 hr. 10 min. Book Discussion on The Measure of Manhattan Marguerite Holloway Marguerite Holloway talked about her book, The Measure of Manhattan: The Tumultuous Career and ... Marguerite Holloway talked about her book, The Measure of Manhattan: The Tumultuous Career and Surprising Legacy of John Randel Jr. Cartographer, Surveyor, Inventor, in which she recounts the life of surveyor John Randel Jr., who created the city grid for Manhattan. Commissioned to survey the island in 1808, Randel utilized tools that he had invented to plot the unwieldy terrain that titled eastward and was spotted with rocks and marsh lands. Marguerite Holloway spoke and answered questions at the Museum of the City of New York in New York City. 2:52 am ET Approx. 6 min. Casa San Ysidro Deb Slaney Deb Slaney toured Casa San Ysidro, credited as being the first home to create a new type of ... Deb Slaney toured Casa San Ysidro, credited as being the first home to create a new type of “Territorial Style” of architecture, which combined traditional Spanish adobe and the Greek revival style that was popular in the eastern U.S. at this time.
C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles (LCVs) made a stop in their “2013 LCV Cities Tour” in Albuquerque, New Mexico to feature the history and literary life of the community. Working with the Comcast Cable local affiliate, they visited literary and historic sites where local historians, authors, and civic leaders were interviewed.
11:23 pm ET Approx. 2 min. Publishing News 3-8-13 Publishing news headlines from the week of March 8, 2013 were shown. Publishing news headlines from the week of March 8, 2013 were shown. 3:00 am ET Approx. 59 min. Q&A with Antony Beevor Antony Beevor; Brian Lamb Antony Beevor talked about his newly released historical narrative, The Second World War. ... Antony Beevor talked about his newly released historical narrative, The Second World War. He spoke about the origins of the conflict spanning from before Hitler’s invasion of Poland to the aftermath of the war, and its global impact on the major powers of the day. He described Adolf Hitler’s dark and chaotic final days, including his marriage to Eva Braun and the couple’s subsequent suicide. He outlined the origins of the war, and he discussed actions taken by U.S. General Douglas MacArthur to suppress information at the Tokyo War Crimes Tribunal in 1946. He also focused on the research process and efforts to write the book.
11:26 pm ET Approx. 18 min. Book Discussion on Becoming a Candidate Jennifer Lawless; Peter Slen American University professor Jennifer Lawless talked about her book, Becoming a Candidate: ... American University professor Jennifer Lawless talked about her book, Becoming a Candidate: Political Ambition and the Decision to Run for Office. This interview was recorded at American University’s Media Production Center in Washington, DC, and was part of Book TV’s College Series. 4:01 am ET Approx. 39 min. Walter Cronkite Interview Walter Cronkite Walter Cronkite spoke with independent producer George Colburn about President Dwight ... Walter Cronkite spoke with independent producer George Colburn about President Dwight Eisenhower’s military and political career. Mr. Cronkite knew President Eisenhower in England during World War II and recalled the President’s “white hat” reputation among his troops and the wartime press. Mr. Cronkite also described how Eisenhower made the transition from war hero to president. This interview was part of a documentary series on President Eisenhower’s military and political career.
11:46 pm ET Approx. 58 min. After Words with Ken Stern Ken Berger; Ken Stern Ken Stern talked about his book, With Charity for All: Why Charities are Failing and a Better ... Ken Stern talked about his book, With Charity for All: Why Charities are Failing and a Better Way to Give, in which he explores what he calls the “vast and unaccountable” world of U.S. charities and how they are managed. He spoke with Ken Berger, CEO of Charity Navigator, a non-profit that evaluates the financial health and efficacy of charitable organizations. 4:41 am ET Approx. 1 hr. 32 min. Eugenics in Early 20th Century America Robert Rydell Professor Robert Rydell of Montana State University talked about the history of eugenics in early ... Professor Robert Rydell of Montana State University talked about the history of eugenics in early 20th century America. Eugenics is a science that advocates improving the hereditary qualities of a race through controlled mating. Professor Rydell talked about some of the eugenics studies and experiments that took in the United States, as well as eugenics-based forced sterilization laws passed by several states that targeted the so-called “feebleminded.”
12:46 am ET Approx. 1 min. New Books Being Released 3/11/13 A list of new books being released the week of March 11, 2013 was shown. A list of new books being released the week of March 11, 2013 was shown. 6:15 am ET Approx. 1 hr. 36 min. How Mexican Food Conquered the World Panelists talked about the history of foods such as tacos, tamales, and chili, and popularity of ... Panelists talked about the history of foods such as tacos, tamales, and chili, and popularity of Mexican cuisine in the U.S., from its indigenous origins in Mesoamerica to the present era of global commercialization. Panelists included Jeffrey Pilcher, historian and author of Planet Taco: A Global History of Mexican Food, Gustavo Arellano, syndicated columnist and author of Taco USA: How Mexican Food Conquered America, and Smithsonian curator Rayna Green.
6:19 am ET Approx. 1 hr. 39 min. 2013 Tucson Festival of Books, Sunday The second day of the 2013 Tucson Festival of Books.
Events shown included:
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The second day of the 2013 Tucson Festival of Books.
Events shown included:
Book Discussion on Little America
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Book Discussion on The People’s Pension
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Panel Discussion on The Environment
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Panel Discussion on Last Water on the Devil’s Highway
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Panel Discussion on Journalism
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