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7:00 am ET Approx. 49 min. LIVE Open Phones Telephone lines were open for viewer comments on the 2013 National Rifle Association convention in ... Telephone lines were open for viewer comments on the 2013 National Rifle Association convention in Houston, and the group’s preparations for the 2014 elections.
C-SPAN Radio’s Bobbi Jackson previewed the Sunday morning talk shows.
6:15 am ET Approx. 1 hr. 23 min. A Book Discussion with Representative John Lewis and John Carlos Representative John Lewis (D-GA) and John Carlos talked about their experiences fighting for civil ... Representative John Lewis (D-GA) and John Carlos talked about their experiences fighting for civil rights. Representative Lewis was the chair of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee from 1963 to 1966 and he drew from those experiences in his books Walking with the Wind and Across That Bridge. John Carlos won the bronze medal in the 200 meters at the 1968 Olympics in Mexico City. As the U.S. national anthem played at the awards ceremony, John Carlos and his gold medal-winning African-American teammate, Tommie Smith, wore black gloves and raised their fists in a black power salute to protest injustices faced by African Americans at home. Inducted into the U.S. Track and Field Hall of Fame, he is also a recipient of the Arthur Ashe Award for Courage. He co-wrote The John Carlos Story. “American Icons” was part of the 2013 Virginia Festival of the Book. They were interviewed by Robert Vaughan on stage at the Paramount Theater and responded to audience members' questions. 7:00 am ET Approx. 59 min. Q&A with Kevin Phillips ; Historian and commentator Kevin Phillips talked about his book, 1775: A Good Year for ... Historian and commentator Kevin Phillips talked about his book, 1775: A Good Year for Revolution, in which he suggests that the year 1775 was a critical launching point of both the Revolutionary War and American independence from Britain. He argued that the year 1776 has incorrectly emerged as a watershed year due to historical hype and confusion. He detailed American colonial successes such as importing vital cannon and gunpowder, enlisting Indian tribes as allies, and launching a trade war with Britain through the Continental Association as examples of 1775's historical significance. Mr. Phillips listed some of his favorite colonial leaders such as Samuel Adams, and ventured his opinions on modern day presidents as well. He also discussed his career in politics and portions of his fourteen other books, including American Theocracy and Bad Money. A video clip of his appearance on “Booknotes” was shown.
7:52 am ET Approx. 40 min. LIVE President Obama's Second Term Agenda ; Linda Feldmann talked about President Obama’s agenda for his second term. Topics ... Linda Feldmann talked about President Obama’s agenda for his second term. Topics included his ability to push his agenda, the implementation of the health care law, his relationship with Congress, domestic issues, and foreign policy, especially Syria. She also responded to telephone calls and electronic communications.
The program concluded with a video clip promoting the Local Content Vehicle visit to Yuma, Arizona.
7:39 am ET Approx. 5 min. Book Discussion on The Savior Generals ; Victor Davis Hanson talked about his book, The Savior Generals: How Five Great Commanders Saved ... Victor Davis Hanson talked about his book, The Savior Generals: How Five Great Commanders Saved Wars That Were Lost - From Ancient Greece to Iraq.
The interview, part of Book TV’s college series, was recorded at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University on April 24, 2013.
8:00 am ET Approx. 29 min. B&O Railroad Museum American History TV visited the Baltimore and Ohio (B&O) Railroad Museum to look at examples of ... American History TV visited the Baltimore and Ohio (B&O) Railroad Museum to look at examples of historic railroad equipment, including stagecoaches and wagons used on the National Road, and the first diesel locomotive.
8:32 am ET Approx. 46 min. LIVE Jeffrey White on Latest Developments in Syria ; ; Jeffrey White talked about the latest developments in Syria, U.S. military options, and the arming ... Jeffrey White talked about the latest developments in Syria, U.S. military options, and the arming of the rebels and the role of the international community. He responded to telephone calls and electronic communications.
C-SPAN Radio’s Bobbi Jackson previewed the Sunday morning talk shows.
7:46 am ET Approx. 1 hr. Book Discussion on Fear Itself Ira Katznelson talked about his book, Fear Itself: The New Deal and the Origins of Our ... Ira Katznelson talked about his book, Fear Itself: The New Deal and the Origins of Our Time, in which he presents a history of President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s New Deal policies. The author, who researched over twenty-one years of Congressional legislation, posited that in order to pass the historic legislation, the Roosevelt administration had to broker a deal with southern politicians who wished to maintain racial segregation. Ira Katznelson spoke at the National Archives in Washington, D.C. 8:30 am ET Approx. 58 min. Washington, Jefferson and Slavery Henry Wiencek, author of An Imperfect God: George Washington, His Slaves, and the Creation of ... Henry Wiencek, author of An Imperfect God: George Washington, His Slaves, and the Creation of America, and Master of the Mountain: Thomas Jefferson and His Slaves, talked about the private and public views of Washington and Jefferson on the issue of slavery. Mr. Wiencek spoke at the Kansas City Public Library in Kansas City, Missouri.
9:20 am ET Approx. 38 min. LIVE Peter Sagal on PBS' Constitution Series ; Peter Sagal talked about the PBS month-long series he hosted, “Constitution USA,” and ... Peter Sagal talked about the PBS month-long series he hosted, “Constitution USA,” and he responded to viewer telephone calls and electronic communications. The program examined how the U.S. Constitution actually works, as opposed to “how everybody seems to think it should work.” Topics included the themes of each of the series' four parts, and why he rode a motorcycle around the country to conduct research. Two clips of the program were shown.
“Constitution USA” was to premiere on PBS on May 7, 2013.
Mr. Sagal participated from New York City.
8:46 am ET Approx. 15 min. Book Party for Robert Ney's Sideswiped Robert Ney attended a book party for the launch of his book, Sideswiped: Lessons Learned ... Robert Ney attended a book party for the launch of his book, Sideswiped: Lessons Learned Courtesy of the Hit Men of Capital Hil, at the Monocle Restaurant in Washington, D.C. The author also made informal remarks. 9:31 am ET Approx. 10 min. Agriculture Industry in Yuma, Arizona Steve Alameda talked about the agriculture industry in Yuma, Arizona, including its role in ... Steve Alameda talked about the agriculture industry in Yuma, Arizona, including its role in providing the United States with green vegetables throughout the winter months. Yuma County has a $3 billion agriculture industry, including cattle and vegetables. 
C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles (LCVs) made a stop in their “2013 LCV Cities Tour” in Yuma, Arizona on April 1-4 to feature the history and literary life of the community. Working with the Time Warner Cable local cable affiliate, they visited literary and historic sites where local historians, authors, and civic leaders were interviewed.
9:59 am ET Approx. 30 min. Newsmakers with Representative Jeff Miller House Veterans Affairs Committee Chair Jeff Miller (R-FL) talked from Pensacola, Florida, about ... House Veterans Affairs Committee Chair Jeff Miller (R-FL) talked from Pensacola, Florida, about key issues facing veterans such as jobs, delays in benefits claims, and why officials at the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) had been paid bonuses despite a claims backlog.
The VA had 882,000 compensation and disability claims pending that week, including 250,000 that are at least a year old. Chair Miller had urged VA Undersecretary Allison Hickey to resign because of the backlog.
9:02 am ET Approx. 56 min. Book Discussion on Bolivar: American Liberator Marie Arana, former editor in chief of The Washington Post’s Book World, talked about her ... Marie Arana, former editor in chief of The Washington Post’s Book World, talked about her book, Bolivar: American Liberator, in which she recalls the life of Simon Bolivar (1783-1830). Bolivar, a Venezuelan general dubbed “The George Washington of South America,” liberated six countries in South America from Spanish rule. Marie Arana spoke at Politics and Prose Bookstore in Washington, D.C. 9:41 am ET Approx. 1 hr. 10 min. Samuel Clemens And The American Empire Professor Ned Blackhawk talked about the representation of indigenous peoples in the early ... Professor Ned Blackhawk talked about the representation of indigenous peoples in the early writings of Samuel Clemens (Mark Twain). Professor Blackhawk is the author of Violence Over the Land: Indians And Empires In the Early American West.
10:33 am ET Approx. 3 hr. 2 min. State of Latino America, Panel 1 Tavis Smiley moderated a panel on the state of Latino America, focusing on issues of concern to ... Tavis Smiley moderated a panel on the state of Latino America, focusing on issues of concern to the community, civil rights, and inequality. Among the topics they addressed were immigration policy, employment and the business environment, gun control, foreign relations policy in Latin America, media portrayals of the Latino community, education, and building coalitions with other minority communities.
“Latino Nation: Beyond The Numbers” was held at Chicago State University.
10:00 am ET Approx. 11 min. Book Discussion on The Longest Flight Shirley Woodhouse Murdock, co-author of the book, The Longest Flight: Yuma’s Quest for ... Shirley Woodhouse Murdock, co-author of the book, The Longest Flight: Yuma’s Quest for the Future: Sixty Years Later, talked about a 1949 publicity stunt orchestrated to keep Yuma Army Air Field from closing. Two pilots, including Ms. Murdock’s brother, stayed in the air for 47 days straight.
C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles (LCVs) made a stop in their “2013 LCV Cities Tour” in Yuma, Arizona on April 1-4 to feature the history and literary life of the community. Working with the Time Warner Cable local cable affiliate, they visited literary and historic sites where local historians, authors, and civic leaders were interviewed.
10:52 am ET Approx. 5 min. Interview with Richard Norton Smith ; Richard Norton Smith spoke about his Civil War history tour titled, ... Richard Norton Smith spoke about his Civil War history tour titled, “Mr. Lincoln’s War.” The tour was to take place in June 2013, and was in honor of 150th Anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg.
1:35 pm ET Approx. 46 min. George W. Bush Presidential Center Walking Tour ; Before the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum officially opened to the public, former ... Before the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum officially opened to the public, former first lady Laura Bush led a tour of the presidential museum in the George W. Bush Presidential Center. She described the design and construction of the center and the museum exhibits. Video clips were shown from an April 2, 2013, interview with President and Mrs. Bush. 10:11 am ET Approx. 3 min. The Corner Bookshop Jean Chism, co-owner of the Corner Bookshop in Yuma, Arizona, talked about the literary scene in ... Jean Chism, co-owner of the Corner Bookshop in Yuma, Arizona, talked about the literary scene in Yuma and the independent book business. 
C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles (LCVs) made a stop in their “2013 LCV Cities Tour” in Yuma, Arizona on April 1-4 to feature the history and literary life of the community. Working with the Time Warner Cable local cable affiliate, they visited literary and historic sites where local historians, authors, and civic leaders were interviewed.
11:00 am ET Approx. 1 hr. 54 min. African American Soldiers and Emancipation ; James McPherson and Barbara Fields spoke about the history of African-American soldiers during the ... James McPherson and Barbara Fields spoke about the history of African-American soldiers during the Civil War, including issues related to inequality, racism and recruiting. They also talked about the war effort and the motives behind emancipation. They spoke at the African Americans and the Civil War Conference, hosted by the Catoctin Center for Regional Studies at Frederick Community College in Frederick, Maryland.
2:24 pm ET Approx. 1 hr. 4 min. Conversation with Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas ; ; Associate Justice Clarence Thomas spoke to college students about his life and career. He ... Associate Justice Clarence Thomas spoke to college students about his life and career. He focused on the state of racial relations, the operations of the Supreme Court, and pursuing a career in the law. Among the wide range of other topics were his early life, advice he received from Thurgood Marshall, the Anita Hill controversy, his conservatism, faith, the media, and the Court’s relationship with President Obama. 10:15 am ET Approx. 4 min. One Book Yuma ; Adrianne Wagner talked about the One Book Yuma literacy program, including the the program’s ... Adrianne Wagner talked about the One Book Yuma literacy program, including the the program’s history, criteria for choosing books, and community response.
C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles (LCVs) made a stop in their “2013 LCV Cities Tour” in Yuma, Arizona on April 1-4 to feature the history and literary life of the community. Working with the Time Warner Cable local cable affiliate, they visited literary and historic sites where local historians, authors, and civic leaders were interviewed.
12:54 pm ET Approx. 5 min. Interview with Richard Norton Smith ; Richard Norton Smith spoke about his Civil War history tour titled, ... Richard Norton Smith spoke about his Civil War history tour titled, “Mr. Lincoln’s War.” The tour was to take place in June 2013, and was in honor of 150th Anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg.
3:29 pm ET Approx. 1 hr. 48 min. Former President Bill Clinton Remarks on His Career ; ; Former President Bill Clinton gave the first of a series of lectures on the people and events that ... Former President Bill Clinton gave the first of a series of lectures on the people and events that shaped his career. He spoke at Georgetown University, where he graduated from the School of Foreign Service in 1968. Following his remarks he responded to questions from the audience. 10:20 am ET Approx. 8 min. Book Discussion on Purchasing Wars Lloyd Rain talked about his book, Purchasing Wars, in which he explores the process of ... Lloyd Rain talked about his book, Purchasing Wars, in which he explores the process of government procurement and its effect on taxpayers. He argued that the practice of giving preference to certain companies for factors other than winning bids is poor public policy.
C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles (LCVs) made a stop in their “2013 LCV Cities Tour” in Yuma, Arizona on April 1-4 to feature the history and literary life of the community. Working with the Time Warner Cable local cable affiliate, they visited literary and historic sites where local historians, authors, and civic leaders were interviewed.
1:00 pm ET Approx. 10 min. Yuma Territorial Prison Tina Clark toured Yuma Territorial Prison State Historic Park. A total of 3,069 prisoners, ... Tina Clark toured Yuma Territorial Prison State Historic Park. A total of 3,069 prisoners, including 29 women, were incarcerated in the prison during its 33 years of operation. On July 1, 1876, the first seven inmates entered the prison and were locked into the new cells they had built themselves. Now a museum, the building houses photographs and exhibits of the prisoners and their lives.
C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles (LCVs) made a stop in their “2013 LCV Cities Tour” in Yuma, Arizona on April 1-4 to feature the history and literary life of the community.*Working with the Time Warner Cable local cable affiliate, they visited literary and historic sites where local historians, authors, and civic leaders were interviewed.*The history segments air on American History TV (AHTV) on C-SPAN3 and the literary events/non-fiction author segments air on BookTV on C-SPAN2.
5:18 pm ET Approx. 37 min. President Obama's Second Term Agenda ; Linda Feldmann talked about President Obama’s agenda for his second term. Topics ... Linda Feldmann talked about President Obama’s agenda for his second term. Topics included his ability to push his agenda, the implementation of the health care law, his relationship with Congress, domestic issues, and foreign policy, especially Syria. She also responded to telephone calls and electronic communications.
The program concluded with a video clip promoting the Local Content Vehicle visit to Yuma, Arizona.
10:28 am ET Approx. 4 min. Book Discussion on Post-Revolutionary Chicana Literature Sam Metta Bexar talked about her book, Post-Revolutionary Chicana Literature: Memoir, Folklore ... Sam Metta Bexar talked about her book, Post-Revolutionary Chicana Literature: Memoir, Folklore and Fiction of the Border, 1900-1950, in which she explores how Chicana literature, specifically the genres of memoir, folklore, and fiction, arose on the U.S.-Mexico border during the first half of the twentieth century.
C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles (LCVs) made a stop in their “2013 LCV Cities Tour” in Yuma, Arizona on April 1-4 to feature the history and literary life of the community. Working with the Time Warner Cable local cable affiliate, they visited literary and historic sites where local historians, authors, and civic leaders were interviewed.
1:11 pm ET Approx. 1 hr. 26 min. Book Discussion on The Goldsboro Broken Arrow ; Author Joel Dobson talked about his book, The Goldsboro Broken Arrow, in which he explores ... Author Joel Dobson talked about his book, The Goldsboro Broken Arrow, in which he explores the 1961 crash of a B-52 bomber in rural North Carolina. The plane carried two nuclear bombs, each 250 times more powerful than the one dropped on Hiroshima. One bomb was later recovered; the other is still partly in the ground. Mr. Dobson explained the Cold War political environment of the time, the events of that day, and how the U.S. barely avoided nuclear disaster. The Wayne County Museum in Goldsboro, North Carolina hosted this event.
6:00 pm ET Approx. 30 min. Newsmakers with Representative Jeff Miller House Veterans Affairs Committee Chair Jeff Miller (R-FL) talked from Pensacola, Florida, about ... House Veterans Affairs Committee Chair Jeff Miller (R-FL) talked from Pensacola, Florida, about key issues facing veterans such as jobs, delays in benefits claims, and why officials at the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) had been paid bonuses despite a claims backlog.
The VA had 882,000 compensation and disability claims pending that week, including 250,000 that are at least a year old. Chair Miller had urged VA Undersecretary Allison Hickey to resign because of the backlog.
10:33 am ET Approx. 1 min. Book TV Fairs and Festivals A list of upcoming book fairs and festivals as of May 2, 2013 was shown. A list of upcoming book fairs and festivals as of May 2, 2013 was shown. 2:39 pm ET Approx. 9 min. Immigration and Border Security in Arizona Russ Jones talked about the history and role of the border patrol in Arizona, and how that role ... Russ Jones talked about the history and role of the border patrol in Arizona, and how that role has changed since September 11, 2001. Topics included the how reinforcing the border has impacted crime in the area, and the challenges border patrol officers face. 
C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles (LCVs) made a stop in their “2013 LCV Cities Tour” in Yuma, Arizona on April 1-4 to feature the history and literary life of the community. Working with the Time Warner Cable local cable affiliate, they visited literary and historic sites where local historians, authors, and civic leaders were interviewed. The history segments air on American History TV (AHTV) on C-SPAN3 and the literary events/non-fiction author segments air on BookTV on C-SPAN2.
6:31 pm ET Approx. 1 hr. 19 min. National Rifle Association Annual Meeting Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre, President David Keene, and Chief Lobbyist Chris Cox gave ... Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre, President David Keene, and Chief Lobbyist Chris Cox gave keynote addresses at the National Rifle Association’s annual meeting at the George Brown Convention Center in Houston, Texas. The main topic was gun owners' rights and congressional action on gun laws. 10:34 am ET Approx. 4 min. Michael Moss Online Book Club A video clip of Michael Moss talking about his book, Salt, Sugar, Fat: How the Food Giants ... A video clip of Michael Moss talking about his book, Salt, Sugar, Fat: How the Food Giants Hooked Us, was shown as the Book TV Online Book Club discussion of May 28, 2013, was promoted. 2:49 pm ET Approx. 15 min. Lonnie Bunch and Elaine Nichols about Freeman Hrabowski, Part 1 ; ; Lonnie Bunch and Elaine Nichols talked about the background and context of an oral history ... Lonnie Bunch and Elaine Nichols talked about the background and context of an oral history interview given by Freeman A. Hrabowski, III, on July 14, 2011. Initiated by Congress in 2009, the Civil Rights Oral History Project was conducted by the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, the Library of Congress, and the Southern Oral History Program at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. 
7:51 pm ET Approx. 6 min. Online Sales Tax ; Gautham Negesh talked about the Marketplace Fairness Act, which would will allow state governments ... Gautham Negesh talked about the Marketplace Fairness Act, which would will allow state governments to require internet retailers to collect sales tax from buyers, and he responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. Topics arguments for and against the bill, and complications related to online sale tax collection. 10:38 am ET Approx. 18 min. Book Discussion on Reclaiming Fair Use ; American University professor Patricia Aufderheide talked about her book, Reclaiming Fair ... American University professor Patricia Aufderheide talked about her book, Reclaiming Fair Use, a primer on properly using copyrighted material in a world where everything is copyrighted. This interview, conducted at American University, was part of Book TV’s college series. 3:05 pm ET Approx. 35 min. Freeman Hrabowski Oral History Interview, Part 1 ; Freeman Hrabowski spoke about his participation in the 1963 “Children’s ... Freeman Hrabowski spoke about his participation in the 1963 “Children’s Crusade.” President of the University of Maryland-Baltimore County since 1992, he was a twelve year-old boy living in Birmingham, Alabama, in 1963 when Martin Luther King, Jr., appealed to children to march for civil rights. This interview was part of an oral history project on the Civil Rights Movement of the mid-20th century initiated by Congress in 2009, conducted by the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, the Library of Congress, and the Southern Oral History Program at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. The interview was conducted on the campus of the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, by Joseph Mosnier of the Southern Oral History Program at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.
8:00 pm ET Approx. 59 min. Q&A with David Stockman ; David Stockman talked about his new book, The Great Deformation: The Corruption of Capitalism ... David Stockman talked about his new book, The Great Deformation: The Corruption of Capitalism in America, in which he suggested that Wall Street and the Federal Reserve had joined forces to harm the economy, punish savers, and fuel new financial bubbles that will soon burst. He said federal budget control had been surrendered to lobbyists, PACS, and special interests that block legitimate attempts to implement real spending cuts. In this interview he described his early days in Congress and his appointment to be Ronald Reagan’s director of the Office of Management and Budget at age 34. He explained the Gallery of Economic Heroes and Villains he compiled dating back to the beginning of the 20th century and how each one has improved or harmed the economy. He said he began writing the book because he was outraged in 2008 when the TARP bailout was approved, calling it a total betrayal of everything free market conservatives had been trying to do since the Great Depression. 10:57 am ET Approx. 1 min. New Books Being Published New books being released by May 7, 2013, were shown. New books being released by May 7, 2013, were shown. 3:41 pm ET Approx. 5 min. Lonnie Bunch and Elaine Nichols about Freeman Hrabowski, Part 2 ; ; Lonnie Bunch and Elaine Nichols talked about the background and context of an oral history ... Lonnie Bunch and Elaine Nichols talked about the background and context of an oral history interview given by Freeman A. Hrabowski, III, on July 14, 2011. Initiated by Congress in 2009, the Civil Rights Oral History Project was conducted by the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, the Library of Congress, and the Southern Oral History Program at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. 
9:00 pm ET Approx. 49 min. Lloyd Blankfein on the Economy and Financial Markets ; Lloyd Blankfein was interviewed at the Investment Company Institute’s 2013 general ... Lloyd Blankfein was interviewed at the Investment Company Institute’s 2013 general membership Meeting. Topics included the economic outlook and recovery, Federal Reserve’s stimulus actions, the Eurozone crisis, “too big to fail,” the “Volcker” rule of the 2010 financial regulations law, and financial transaction taxes. 10:59 am ET Approx. 53 min. After Words with Karen Houppert ; Karen Houppert talked about her book, Chasing Gideon: The Elusive Quest for Poor People’s ... Karen Houppert talked about her book, Chasing Gideon: The Elusive Quest for Poor People’s Justice, in which she explores how the Supreme Court arrived at the decision to allow a defendant the right to free representation and the results of the application of this ruling. In March of 1963, the U.S. Supreme Court unanimously decided in Gideon v. Wainwright that, when facing jail time, a defendant who cannot afford an attorney has the right to free representation. She spoke with National Law Journal's Jenna Greene. 3:46 pm ET Approx. 38 min. Freeman Hrabowski Oral History Interview, Part 2 ; Freeman Hrabowski spoke about his participation in the 1963 “Children’s ... Freeman Hrabowski spoke about his participation in the 1963 “Children’s Crusade.” President of the University of Maryland-Baltimore County since 1992, he was a twelve year-old boy living in Birmingham, Alabama, in 1963 when Martin Luther King, Jr., appealed to children to march for civil rights. This interview was part of an oral history project on the Civil Rights Movement of the mid-20th century initiated by Congress in 2009, conducted by the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, the Library of Congress, and the Southern Oral History Program at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. The interview was conducted on the campus of the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, by Joseph Mosnier of the Southern Oral History Program at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.
9:50 pm ET Approx. 27 min. Ohio State University Commencement Address President Obama gave the 2013 commencement address at The Ohio State University. President Obama gave the 2013 commencement address at The Ohio State University. 11:54 am ET Approx. 4 min. One Book Yuma ; Adrianne Wagner talked about the One Book Yuma literacy program, including the the program’s ... Adrianne Wagner talked about the One Book Yuma literacy program, including the the program’s history, criteria for choosing books, and community response.
C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles (LCVs) made a stop in their “2013 LCV Cities Tour” in Yuma, Arizona on April 1-4 to feature the history and literary life of the community. Working with the Time Warner Cable local cable affiliate, they visited literary and historic sites where local historians, authors, and civic leaders were interviewed.
4:28 pm ET Approx. 29 min. B&O Railroad Museum American History TV visited the Baltimore and Ohio (B&O) Railroad Museum to look at examples of ... American History TV visited the Baltimore and Ohio (B&O) Railroad Museum to look at examples of historic railroad equipment, including stagecoaches and wagons used on the National Road, and the first diesel locomotive.
10:18 pm ET Approx. 41 min. Alternative Energy and the Navy ; Navy Secretary Ray Mabus was one of the featured speakers at a discussion hosted by the Truman ... Navy Secretary Ray Mabus was one of the featured speakers at a discussion hosted by the Truman National Security Project. In his remarks he said the military must invest in alternative fuel in order to deal with future price shocks and budget constraints. The Navy had set a goal of getting half its energy from alternative fuels by 2020. 12:00 pm ET Approx. 2 hr. 59 min. LIVE In Depth with Melanie Phillips ; Melanie Phillips spoke about her eight non-fiction books and responded to viewer telephone calls ... Melanie Phillips spoke about her eight non-fiction books and responded to viewer telephone calls and electronic communications.
Ms Phillips is the author of: The Divided House: Women at Westminster; Doctors' Dilemmas: Medical Ethics and Contemporary Science; All Must Have Prizes; The Sex-Change Society: Feminized Britain and the Neutered Male; America’s Social Revolution; The Ascent of Woman: A History of the Suffragette Movement; Londonistan: How Britain Has Created a Terror State Within; and The World Turned Upside Down: The Global Battle Over God, Truth, and Power.
5:00 pm ET Approx. 56 min. American History TV in Yuma, Arizona C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles (LCVs) made a stop in their “2013 LCV Cities ... C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles (LCVs) made a stop in their “2013 LCV Cities Tour” in Yuma, Arizona, on April 1-4 to feature the history and literary life of the community. 
These were the programs shown during the Yuma, Arizona, LCV Weekend on American History TV:
Yuma’s Growth and the Colorado River 312419-1
Agriculture Industry in Yuma, Arizona 312421-1
Yuma Historic Quartermaster Depot 312422-1
Marine Corps Air Station Yuma 312420-1
Immigration and Border Security in Arizona 312417-1
Yuma Territorial Prison 312418-1
11:00 pm ET Approx. 59 min. Q&A with David Stockman ; David Stockman talked about his new book, The Great Deformation: The Corruption of Capitalism ... David Stockman talked about his new book, The Great Deformation: The Corruption of Capitalism in America, in which he suggested that Wall Street and the Federal Reserve had joined forces to harm the economy, punish savers, and fuel new financial bubbles that will soon burst. He said federal budget control had been surrendered to lobbyists, PACS, and special interests that block legitimate attempts to implement real spending cuts. In this interview he described his early days in Congress and his appointment to be Ronald Reagan’s director of the Office of Management and Budget at age 34. He explained the Gallery of Economic Heroes and Villains he compiled dating back to the beginning of the 20th century and how each one has improved or harmed the economy. He said he began writing the book because he was outraged in 2008 when the TARP bailout was approved, calling it a total betrayal of everything free market conservatives had been trying to do since the Great Depression. 3:00 pm ET Approx. 49 min. Book Discussion on Salt, Sugar, Fat: How the Food Giants Hooked Us ; Michael Moss talked about his book, Salt Sugar Fat: How the Food Giants Hooked Us, and ... Michael Moss talked about his book, Salt Sugar Fat: How the Food Giants Hooked Us, and responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. 
He was interviewed while at the 2013 Los Angeles Times Festival of Books, held on the University Park Campus of the University of Southern California.
5:01 pm ET Approx. 7 min. Yuma's Growth and the Colorado River Charles Flynn spoke about the role of the Colorado River throughout the history of Yuma, ... Charles Flynn spoke about the role of the Colorado River throughout the history of Yuma, Arizona. He talked about the role of the river during the Gold Rush, attempts to control the river after severe floods destroyed Yuma, and contemporary concerns such as overuse and pollution. He also spoke about efforts to conserve and protect the environment surrounding the Colorado River near Yuma.
C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles (LCVs) made a stop in their “2013 LCV Cities Tour” in Yuma, Arizona on April 1-4 to feature the history and literary life of the community.*Working with the Time Warner Cable local cable affiliate, they visited literary and historic sites where local historians, authors, and civic leaders were interviewed.*The history segments air on American History TV (AHTV) on C-SPAN3 and the literary events/non-fiction author segments air on BookTV on C-SPAN2.
12:01 am ET Approx. 49 min. Lloyd Blankfein on the Economy and Financial Markets ; Lloyd Blankfein was interviewed at the Investment Company Institute’s 2013 general ... Lloyd Blankfein was interviewed at the Investment Company Institute’s 2013 general membership Meeting. Topics included the economic outlook and recovery, Federal Reserve’s stimulus actions, the Eurozone crisis, “too big to fail,” the “Volcker” rule of the 2010 financial regulations law, and financial transaction taxes. 3:50 pm ET Approx. 11 min. Book Discussion on The Longest Flight Shirley Woodhouse Murdock, co-author of the book, The Longest Flight: Yuma’s Quest for ... Shirley Woodhouse Murdock, co-author of the book, The Longest Flight: Yuma’s Quest for the Future: Sixty Years Later, talked about a 1949 publicity stunt orchestrated to keep Yuma Army Air Field from closing. Two pilots, including Ms. Murdock’s brother, stayed in the air for 47 days straight.
C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles (LCVs) made a stop in their “2013 LCV Cities Tour” in Yuma, Arizona on April 1-4 to feature the history and literary life of the community. Working with the Time Warner Cable local cable affiliate, they visited literary and historic sites where local historians, authors, and civic leaders were interviewed.
5:09 pm ET Approx. 9 min. Agriculture Industry in Yuma, Arizona Steve Alameda talked about the agriculture industry in Yuma, Arizona, including its role in ... Steve Alameda talked about the agriculture industry in Yuma, Arizona, including its role in providing the United States with green vegetables throughout the winter months. Yuma County has a $3 billion agriculture industry, including cattle and vegetables. 
C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles (LCVs) made a stop in their “2013 LCV Cities Tour” in Yuma, Arizona on April 1-4 to feature the history and literary life of the community. Working with the Time Warner Cable local cable affiliate, they visited literary and historic sites where local historians, authors, and civic leaders were interviewed.
12:52 am ET Approx. 46 min. Religion and Politics Senate Chaplain Barry Black talked about the role of religious liberty and political freedom in ... Senate Chaplain Barry Black talked about the role of religious liberty and political freedom in the founding of the United States, the conflict between religious and secular views of society, and ways to bridge the divide between the two philosophies. During questions from the audience members, topics included the role of military chaplains, the origins of prayer in Congress, and the influence of religion on democracy. 4:02 pm ET Approx. 1 hr. 8 min. Book Discussion on Simpler Cass Sunstein talked about his book, Simpler: The Future of Government, in which he ... Cass Sunstein talked about his book, Simpler: The Future of Government, in which he recounts his tenure as administrator of the White House Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs from 2009 to 2012, and explains how his office improved the efficiency of several government programs. The author spoke about the reforms made during his three years as President Obama’s “regulatory czar,” which included improved labels on food products and calories listed on national restaurant menus to streamlined student loan and mortgage applications. Cass Sunstein spoke at the Free Library of Philadelphia. 5:19 pm ET Approx. 6 min. Yuma Historic Quartermaster Depot Tammy Snook toured the Yuma Quartermaster Depot State Historic Park in Yuma, Arizona. For ... Tammy Snook toured the Yuma Quartermaster Depot State Historic Park in Yuma, Arizona. For nearly 20 years, beginning in 1864, the U.S. Army used the depot to store and distribute supplies for military posts in Arizona, Nevada, Utah, New Mexico and Texas. The Army also kept a six-month supply of clothing, food, ammunition and other goods at all times. The site is now a 10-acre park, which also includes exhibits describing the engineering used to bring irrigation to the Yuma Valley in 1912.
C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles (LCVs) made a stop in their “2013 LCV Cities Tour” in Yuma, Arizona on April 1-4 to feature the history and literary life of the community. Working with the Time Warner Cable local cable affiliate, they visited literary and historic sites where local historians, authors, and civic leaders were interviewed. The history segments air on American History TV (AHTV) on C-SPAN3 and the literary events/non-fiction author segments air on BookTV on C-SPAN2.
1:40 am ET Approx. 41 min. State and Local Disaster Response Panelists talked about the community responses to the Boston Marathon bombing and Hurricane ... Panelists talked about the community responses to the Boston Marathon bombing and Hurricane Sandy. They also spoke about how social media was used to help during the crises, and how social media can be used to assist in creating more “resilient” communities. 5:10 pm ET Approx. 4 min. Book Discussion on Post-Revolutionary Chicana Literature Sam Metta Bexar talked about her book, Post-Revolutionary Chicana Literature: Memoir, Folklore ... Sam Metta Bexar talked about her book, Post-Revolutionary Chicana Literature: Memoir, Folklore and Fiction of the Border, 1900-1950, in which she explores how Chicana literature, specifically the genres of memoir, folklore, and fiction, arose on the U.S.-Mexico border during the first half of the twentieth century.
C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles (LCVs) made a stop in their “2013 LCV Cities Tour” in Yuma, Arizona on April 1-4 to feature the history and literary life of the community. Working with the Time Warner Cable local cable affiliate, they visited literary and historic sites where local historians, authors, and civic leaders were interviewed.
5:26 pm ET Approx. 8 min. Marine Corps Air Station Yuma Colonel Robert C. Kuckuk toured Marine Corps Air Station Yuma, one of the major employers in Yuma, ... Colonel Robert C. Kuckuk toured Marine Corps Air Station Yuma, one of the major employers in Yuma, Arizona. Colonel Kuckuk spoke about the history of the base, its role during World War II, and its contemporary role as the operating base for the F-35 fighter aircraft.
C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles (LCVs) made a stop in their “2013 LCV Cities Tour” in Yuma, Arizona on April 1-4 to feature the history and literary life of the community.*Working with the Time Warner Cable local cable affiliate, they visited literary and historic sites where local historians, authors, and civic leaders were interviewed.*The history segments air on American History TV (AHTV) on C-SPAN3 and the literary events/non-fiction author segments air on BookTV on C-SPAN2.
2:21 am ET Approx. 1 hr. 28 min. Future of U.S. Ground Forces Panelists talked about the Center for Strategic and International Studies report analyzing the ... Panelists talked about the Center for Strategic and International Studies report analyzing the future of U.S. military ground forces. Key findings of the study indicated that the U.S. faced future regional contingencies involving large-scale ground force options, and that current Defense Department priorities did not align with future ground force demands. Other topics addressed during the event included future threats of ground forces, the impact of defense budget constraints, and the rebalancing strategy to the Asia Pacific region. 5:15 pm ET Approx. 34 min. Book Discussion on Front Row Seat ; Eric Draper talked about his book, Front Row Seat: A Photographic Portrait of the Presidency of ... Eric Draper talked about his book, Front Row Seat: A Photographic Portrait of the Presidency of George W. Bush, in which he presents his photographs of President George W. Bush’s two terms in office. Mr. Draper was the longest-serving White House photographer and was also named Special Assistant to the President. He was the first White House photographer to hold the post through two terms. 5:35 pm ET Approx. 9 min. Immigration and Border Security in Arizona Russ Jones talked about the history and role of the border patrol in Arizona, and how that role ... Russ Jones talked about the history and role of the border patrol in Arizona, and how that role has changed since September 11, 2001. Topics included the how reinforcing the border has impacted crime in the area, and the challenges border patrol officers face. 
C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles (LCVs) made a stop in their “2013 LCV Cities Tour” in Yuma, Arizona on April 1-4 to feature the history and literary life of the community. Working with the Time Warner Cable local cable affiliate, they visited literary and historic sites where local historians, authors, and civic leaders were interviewed. The history segments air on American History TV (AHTV) on C-SPAN3 and the literary events/non-fiction author segments air on BookTV on C-SPAN2.
3:51 am ET Approx. 59 min. Mental Health Services Dr. Thomas Insel spoke during a panel discussion on mental health hosted by The ... Dr. Thomas Insel spoke during a panel discussion on mental health hosted by The Atlantic. He predicted that science would lead to new treatments for mental illness in the not too distant future. 5:51 pm ET Approx. 8 min. Book Discussion on Purchasing Wars Lloyd Rain talked about his book, Purchasing Wars, in which he explores the process of ... Lloyd Rain talked about his book, Purchasing Wars, in which he explores the process of government procurement and its effect on taxpayers. He argued that the practice of giving preference to certain companies for factors other than winning bids is poor public policy.
C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles (LCVs) made a stop in their “2013 LCV Cities Tour” in Yuma, Arizona on April 1-4 to feature the history and literary life of the community. Working with the Time Warner Cable local cable affiliate, they visited literary and historic sites where local historians, authors, and civic leaders were interviewed.
5:45 pm ET Approx. 10 min. Yuma Territorial Prison Tina Clark toured Yuma Territorial Prison State Historic Park. A total of 3,069 prisoners, ... Tina Clark toured Yuma Territorial Prison State Historic Park. A total of 3,069 prisoners, including 29 women, were incarcerated in the prison during its 33 years of operation. On July 1, 1876, the first seven inmates entered the prison and were locked into the new cells they had built themselves. Now a museum, the building houses photographs and exhibits of the prisoners and their lives.
C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles (LCVs) made a stop in their “2013 LCV Cities Tour” in Yuma, Arizona on April 1-4 to feature the history and literary life of the community.*Working with the Time Warner Cable local cable affiliate, they visited literary and historic sites where local historians, authors, and civic leaders were interviewed.*The history segments air on American History TV (AHTV) on C-SPAN3 and the literary events/non-fiction author segments air on BookTV on C-SPAN2.
4:52 am ET Approx. 1 hr. 6 min. Drones and Targeted Killings Panelists talked about the use of drones by Presidents George W. Bush and Obama administrations ... Panelists talked about the use of drones by Presidents George W. Bush and Obama administrations for targeted killings. Topics included the legal and policy implications, the need for more openness and a legal framework, and long-term impact of drone use on other countries' perceptions of the U.S. Following their discussion, they answered questions from audience members. 6:00 pm ET Approx. 37 min. Book Discussion on The God Argument ; A.C. Grayling spoke with Book TV in London about his book, The God Argument: The Case against ... A.C. Grayling spoke with Book TV in London about his book, The God Argument: The Case against Religion and for Humanism. He is the author of more than 30 non-fiction books, including the following:
Meditations for the Humanist: Ethics for a Secular Age (2001); Life, Sex, and Ideas: The Good Life Without God (2002); What Is Good?: The Search for the Best Way to Live (2003); The Mystery of Things (2004); The Art of Always Being Right (2004); The Heart of Things: Applying Philosophy to the 21st Century (2005); The Form of Things: Essays on Life, Ideas and Liberty in the 21st Century (2006); Among the Dead Cities: Was the Allied Bombing of Civilians in WWII a Necessity or a Crime? (2006); On Religion (2007) and The Good Book (2011).
Book TV in London was series of interviews conducted in April 2013, in which some of Great Britain’s most acclaimed historians, philosophers, literary critics and more spoke about, politics, war, history, religion and culture.
5:56 pm ET Approx. 5 min. Interview with Richard Norton Smith ; Richard Norton Smith spoke about his Civil War history tour titled, ... Richard Norton Smith spoke about his Civil War history tour titled, “Mr. Lincoln’s War.” The tour was to take place in June 2013, and was in honor of 150th Anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg.
5:59 am ET Approx. 59 min. Q&A with David Stockman ; David Stockman talked about his new book, The Great Deformation: The Corruption of Capitalism ... David Stockman talked about his new book, The Great Deformation: The Corruption of Capitalism in America, in which he suggested that Wall Street and the Federal Reserve had joined forces to harm the economy, punish savers, and fuel new financial bubbles that will soon burst. He said federal budget control had been surrendered to lobbyists, PACS, and special interests that block legitimate attempts to implement real spending cuts. In this interview he described his early days in Congress and his appointment to be Ronald Reagan’s director of the Office of Management and Budget at age 34. He explained the Gallery of Economic Heroes and Villains he compiled dating back to the beginning of the 20th century and how each one has improved or harmed the economy. He said he began writing the book because he was outraged in 2008 when the TARP bailout was approved, calling it a total betrayal of everything free market conservatives had been trying to do since the Great Depression. 6:38 pm ET Approx. 27 min. Book Discussion on Cheers, America ; Justin Webb talked about his book, Cheers, America: How an Englishman Learned to Love ... Justin Webb talked about his book, Cheers, America: How an Englishman Learned to Love America. Topics included the differences between British and American culture.
Book TV in London was series of interviews conducted April 2013 in which some of Great Britain’s most acclaimed historians, philosophers, literary critics and more spoke with Book TV about, politics, war, history, religion and culture.
6:02 pm ET Approx. 47 min. Letter from Birmingham Jail Historical Marker Bernice King, daughter of Martin Luther King Jr. and CEO of the King Center, and others spoke ... Bernice King, daughter of Martin Luther King Jr. and CEO of the King Center, and others spoke at a ceremony for the unveiling of the historical marker for Dr. King’s “Letter from Birmingham Jail.” On April 16, 1963, Martin Luther King Jr. wrote his “Letter from Birmingham Jail” while being held in prison for his involvement in the 1963 Birmingham Campaign, a city-wide civil rights protest.
7:06 pm ET Approx. 1 hr. 10 min. Book Discussion on Light without Fire ; Scott Korb talked about his book, Light without Fire: The Making of America’s First ... Scott Korb talked about his book, Light without Fire: The Making of America’s First Muslim College, in which he recounts the creation of the first four-year Muslim liberal arts college, Zaytuna College in Berkeley, California. The author follows the school’s first class and profiles its founders, Hamza Yusuf and Imam Zaid Shakir. Scott Korb spoke at the New York University Bookstore in New York City. 6:50 pm ET Approx. 8 min. Marine Corps Air Station Yuma Colonel Robert C. Kuckuk toured Marine Corps Air Station Yuma, one of the major employers in Yuma, ... Colonel Robert C. Kuckuk toured Marine Corps Air Station Yuma, one of the major employers in Yuma, Arizona. Colonel Kuckuk spoke about the history of the base, its role during World War II, and its contemporary role as the operating base for the F-35 fighter aircraft.
C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles (LCVs) made a stop in their “2013 LCV Cities Tour” in Yuma, Arizona on April 1-4 to feature the history and literary life of the community.*Working with the Time Warner Cable local cable affiliate, they visited literary and historic sites where local historians, authors, and civic leaders were interviewed.*The history segments air on American History TV (AHTV) on C-SPAN3 and the literary events/non-fiction author segments air on BookTV on C-SPAN2.
8:16 pm ET Approx. 39 min. Book Discussion on In the Kingdom of the Sick Laurie Edwards talked about her book, In the Kingdom of the Sick: A Social History of Chronic ... Laurie Edwards talked about her book, In the Kingdom of the Sick: A Social History of Chronic Illness in America, in which she reports on the over 133 million Americans living with a chronic illness, who constitute three quarters of all health care spending. She spoke about the obstacles that the chronically ill face, including the limits of medicine, skepticism about many illnesses, and criticism that many have diseases that could be prevented. Laurie Edwards spoke at Brookline Booksmith in Brookline, Massachusetts and responded to questions from the audience.. 7:00 pm ET Approx. 29 min. B&O Railroad Museum American History TV visited the Baltimore and Ohio (B&O) Railroad Museum to look at examples of ... American History TV visited the Baltimore and Ohio (B&O) Railroad Museum to look at examples of historic railroad equipment, including stagecoaches and wagons used on the National Road, and the first diesel locomotive.
8:56 pm ET Approx. 1 min. Book TV Fairs and Festivals A list of upcoming book fairs and festivals as of May 2, 2013 was shown. A list of upcoming book fairs and festivals as of May 2, 2013 was shown. 7:30 pm ET Approx. 57 min. Washington, Jefferson and Slavery Henry Wiencek, author of An Imperfect God: George Washington, His Slaves, and the Creation of ... Henry Wiencek, author of An Imperfect God: George Washington, His Slaves, and the Creation of America, and Master of the Mountain: Thomas Jefferson and His Slaves, talked about the private and public views of Washington and Jefferson on the issue of slavery. Mr. Wiencek spoke at the Kansas City Public Library in Kansas City, Missouri.
8:58 pm ET Approx. 59 min. After Words with Vali Nasr ; Vali Nasr talked about his book, The Dispensable Nation: American Foreign Policy in ... Vali Nasr talked about his book, The Dispensable Nation: American Foreign Policy in Retreat, in which the he reveals that the foreign policy plan supported by late Ambassador Richard Holbrooke and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was overruled by President Obama for political reasons. Mr. Nasr argued that the conflict over U.S. policy in Afghanistan has weakened America’s ability to shape policy in South Asia and the Middle East. He spoke about his contentions with National Defense University professor and former Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) adviser Judith Yaphe. 8:28 pm ET Approx. 15 min. Letter from Birmingham Jail Historical Marker Bernice King, daughter of Martin Luther King Jr. and CEO of the King Center, and others spoke ... Bernice King, daughter of Martin Luther King Jr. and CEO of the King Center, and others spoke at a ceremony for the unveiling of the historical marker for Dr. King’s “Letter from Birmingham Jail.” On April 16, 1963, Martin Luther King Jr. wrote his “Letter from Birmingham Jail” while being held in prison for his involvement in the 1963 Birmingham Campaign, a city-wide civil rights protest.
9:58 pm ET Approx. 56 min. Book Discussion on Why Coolidge Matters Charles Johnson talked about his book, Why Coolidge Matters: Leadership Lessons from ... Charles Johnson talked about his book, Why Coolidge Matters: Leadership Lessons from America’s Most Underrated President, in which he recounts President Calvin Coolidge’s tenure and argues that his legacy has been distorted and subsequently disregarded. The author spoke about President Coolidge’s public and foreign policy initiatives and argued that Coolidge’s political thinking is pertinent to today’s political discussion. Charles Johnson spoke at the Allan P. Kirby, Jr. Center for Constitutional Studies and Citizenship in Washington, D.C. 8:45 pm ET Approx. 14 min. Letter from a Birmingham Jail Professor Jonathan Bass talked about the Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr.'s April 1963 ... Professor Jonathan Bass talked about the Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr.'s April 1963 “Letter from a Birmingham Jail.” He wrote in response to a letter from eight white ministers published in a newspaper while the Reverend King was in jailed after a protest march. Professor Bass talked about the background events as well as the story of the “letter” itself. He was interviewed at the replica in the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute of the Reverend Martin Luther King’s jail cell.
C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles (LCVs) made a stop in their “2011 LCV Cities Tour” in Birmingham, Alabama, on October 31-November 4 to feature the history and literary life of the community. Working with the Bright House Networks local cable affiliate, they visited literary and historic sites where local historians, authors, and civic leaders were interviewed. The history segments air on American History TV (AHTV) on C-SPAN3 and the literary events/non-fiction author segments air on BookTV on C-SPAN2.
10:54 pm ET Approx. 4 min. Michael Moss Online Book Club A video clip of Michael Moss talking about his book, Salt, Sugar, Fat: How the Food Giants ... A video clip of Michael Moss talking about his book, Salt, Sugar, Fat: How the Food Giants Hooked Us, was shown as the Book TV Online Book Club discussion of May 28, 2013, was promoted. 9:01 pm ET Approx. 2 hr. 28 min. Life Portrait of Ulysses S. Grant In the eighteenth in a series on American presidents, the life and career of Ulysses S. Grant were ... In the eighteenth in a series on American presidents, the life and career of Ulysses S. Grant were discussed. Mr. Simon and Mr. Ballard talked about his military career, early life, and political career. Ms. Wilson and Mr. Deitz talked about Grant’s tomb and the National Historic Site in Manhattan. Throughout the program, participants responded to viewer comments and questions.
10:59 pm ET Approx. 53 min. Book Discussion on The Art of Controversy Victor Navasky spoke about his book, The Art of Controversy, in which he presents his ... Victor Navasky spoke about his book, The Art of Controversy, in which he presents his thoughts on the power of political cartoons. In his book, the author examines the works of several artists, from Thomas Nast and Ralph Steadman to David Levine and Herbert Lawrence Block. Victor Navasky spoke at Macaulay Honors College at the City University of New York in New York City. 11:30 pm ET Approx. 29 min. B&O Railroad Museum American History TV visited the Baltimore and Ohio (B&O) Railroad Museum to look at examples of ... American History TV visited the Baltimore and Ohio (B&O) Railroad Museum to look at examples of historic railroad equipment, including stagecoaches and wagons used on the National Road, and the first diesel locomotive.
11:51 pm ET Approx. 5 min. Book Discussion on The Savior Generals ; Victor Davis Hanson talked about his book, The Savior Generals: How Five Great Commanders Saved ... Victor Davis Hanson talked about his book, The Savior Generals: How Five Great Commanders Saved Wars That Were Lost - From Ancient Greece to Iraq.
The interview, part of Book TV’s college series, was recorded at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University on April 24, 2013.
12:00 am ET Approx. 57 min. Washington, Jefferson and Slavery Henry Wiencek, author of An Imperfect God: George Washington, His Slaves, and the Creation of ... Henry Wiencek, author of An Imperfect God: George Washington, His Slaves, and the Creation of America, and Master of the Mountain: Thomas Jefferson and His Slaves, talked about the private and public views of Washington and Jefferson on the issue of slavery. Mr. Wiencek spoke at the Kansas City Public Library in Kansas City, Missouri.
11:57 pm ET Approx. 1 min. New Books Being Published New books being released by May 7, 2013, were shown. New books being released by May 7, 2013, were shown. 1:00 am ET Approx. 59 min. Q&A with Kevin Phillips ; Historian and commentator Kevin Phillips talked about his book, 1775: A Good Year for ... Historian and commentator Kevin Phillips talked about his book, 1775: A Good Year for Revolution, in which he suggests that the year 1775 was a critical launching point of both the Revolutionary War and American independence from Britain. He argued that the year 1776 has incorrectly emerged as a watershed year due to historical hype and confusion. He detailed American colonial successes such as importing vital cannon and gunpowder, enlisting Indian tribes as allies, and launching a trade war with Britain through the Continental Association as examples of 1775's historical significance. Mr. Phillips listed some of his favorite colonial leaders such as Samuel Adams, and ventured his opinions on modern day presidents as well. He also discussed his career in politics and portions of his fourteen other books, including American Theocracy and Bad Money. A video clip of his appearance on “Booknotes” was shown.
11:59 pm ET Approx. 3 hr. In Depth with Melanie Phillips ; Melanie Phillips spoke about her eight non-fiction books and responded to viewer telephone calls ... Melanie Phillips spoke about her eight non-fiction books and responded to viewer telephone calls and electronic communications.
Ms Phillips is the author of: The Divided House: Women at Westminster; Doctors' Dilemmas: Medical Ethics and Contemporary Science; All Must Have Prizes; The Sex-Change Society: Feminized Britain and the Neutered Male; America’s Social Revolution; The Ascent of Woman: A History of the Suffragette Movement; Londonistan: How Britain Has Created a Terror State Within; and The World Turned Upside Down: The Global Battle Over God, Truth, and Power.
2:01 am ET Approx. 1 hr. 35 min. Lonnie Bunch and Elaine Nichols about Freeman Hrabowski, Part 1 ; ; Lonnie Bunch and Elaine Nichols talked about the background and context of an oral history ... Lonnie Bunch and Elaine Nichols talked about the background and context of an oral history interview given by Freeman A. Hrabowski, III, on July 14, 2011. Initiated by Congress in 2009, the Civil Rights Oral History Project was conducted by the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, the Library of Congress, and the Southern Oral History Program at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. 
3:00 am ET Approx. 59 min. After Words with Vali Nasr ; Vali Nasr talked about his book, The Dispensable Nation: American Foreign Policy in ... Vali Nasr talked about his book, The Dispensable Nation: American Foreign Policy in Retreat, in which the he reveals that the foreign policy plan supported by late Ambassador Richard Holbrooke and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was overruled by President Obama for political reasons. Mr. Nasr argued that the conflict over U.S. policy in Afghanistan has weakened America’s ability to shape policy in South Asia and the Middle East. He spoke about his contentions with National Defense University professor and former Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) adviser Judith Yaphe. 3:36 am ET Approx. 3 min. B&O Railroad Museum American History TV visited the Baltimore and Ohio (B&O) Railroad Museum to look at examples of ... American History TV visited the Baltimore and Ohio (B&O) Railroad Museum to look at examples of historic railroad equipment, including stagecoaches and wagons used on the National Road, and the first diesel locomotive.
4:00 am ET Approx. 37 min. Book Discussion on The God Argument ; A.C. Grayling spoke with Book TV in London about his book, The God Argument: The Case against ... A.C. Grayling spoke with Book TV in London about his book, The God Argument: The Case against Religion and for Humanism. He is the author of more than 30 non-fiction books, including the following:
Meditations for the Humanist: Ethics for a Secular Age (2001); Life, Sex, and Ideas: The Good Life Without God (2002); What Is Good?: The Search for the Best Way to Live (2003); The Mystery of Things (2004); The Art of Always Being Right (2004); The Heart of Things: Applying Philosophy to the 21st Century (2005); The Form of Things: Essays on Life, Ideas and Liberty in the 21st Century (2006); Among the Dead Cities: Was the Allied Bombing of Civilians in WWII a Necessity or a Crime? (2006); On Religion (2007) and The Good Book (2011).
Book TV in London was series of interviews conducted in April 2013, in which some of Great Britain’s most acclaimed historians, philosophers, literary critics and more spoke about, politics, war, history, religion and culture.
3:40 am ET Approx. 1 hr. 18 min. 1963 Birmingham Campaign Panelists at the Alabama Historical Association’s annual meeting talked about the 1963 ... Panelists at the Alabama Historical Association’s annual meeting talked about the 1963 Birmingham Campaign and its importance to the Civil Rights Movement. The year 2013 marked the 50th anniversary of the Birmingham civil rights campaign. Martin Luther King Jr. wrote his famed “Letter from Birmingham Jail” after being arrested for taking part in the protests. The campaign gained national attention after local officials used dogs and water cannons on kids after they took to the streets in what was known as the “Children’s Crusade.” Panelists responded to questions from the audience.
4:38 am ET Approx. 26 min. Book Discussion on Cheers, America ; Justin Webb talked about his book, Cheers, America: How an Englishman Learned to Love ... Justin Webb talked about his book, Cheers, America: How an Englishman Learned to Love America. Topics included the differences between British and American culture.
Book TV in London was series of interviews conducted April 2013 in which some of Great Britain’s most acclaimed historians, philosophers, literary critics and more spoke with Book TV about, politics, war, history, religion and culture.
5:00 am ET Approx. 47 min. Letter from Birmingham Jail Historical Marker Bernice King, daughter of Martin Luther King Jr. and CEO of the King Center, and others spoke ... Bernice King, daughter of Martin Luther King Jr. and CEO of the King Center, and others spoke at a ceremony for the unveiling of the historical marker for Dr. King’s “Letter from Birmingham Jail.” On April 16, 1963, Martin Luther King Jr. wrote his “Letter from Birmingham Jail” while being held in prison for his involvement in the 1963 Birmingham Campaign, a city-wide civil rights protest.
5:05 am ET Approx. 8 min. Book Discussion on Purchasing Wars Lloyd Rain talked about his book, Purchasing Wars, in which he explores the process of ... Lloyd Rain talked about his book, Purchasing Wars, in which he explores the process of government procurement and its effect on taxpayers. He argued that the practice of giving preference to certain companies for factors other than winning bids is poor public policy.
C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles (LCVs) made a stop in their “2013 LCV Cities Tour” in Yuma, Arizona on April 1-4 to feature the history and literary life of the community. Working with the Time Warner Cable local cable affiliate, they visited literary and historic sites where local historians, authors, and civic leaders were interviewed.
5:48 am ET Approx. 6 min. 16th St. Baptist Church The Reverend Arthur Price talked about the history of the 16th Street Baptist Church. He ... The Reverend Arthur Price talked about the history of the 16th Street Baptist Church. He focused on activities of the civil rights movement and the Sunday, September 15, 1963, bombing of the church that killed four girls and marked a turning point in the civil rights movement.
C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles (LCVs) made a stop in their “2011 LCV Cities Tour” in Birmingham, Alabama, on October 31-November 4 to feature the history and literary life of the community. Working with the Bright House Networks local cable affiliate, they visited literary and historic sites where local historians, authors, and civic leaders were interviewed. The history segments air on American History TV (AHTV) on C-SPAN3 and the literary events/non-fiction author segments air on BookTV on C-SPAN2.
5:14 am ET Approx. 2 hr. 2013 William E. Colby Military Writers' Symposium Panel Panelists talked about the issues veterans confront when returning home from war. The ... Panelists talked about the issues veterans confront when returning home from war. The participants included Karl Marlantes, author of What It’s Like to Go to War, Dave McIntyre, author of Centerline, James Wright, author of Those Who Have Borne the Battle, and retired Colonel Jon Coffin, a psychologist with the National Guard. 
The panel “Coming Home: The Hopes, Fears, and Challenges of Veterans Returning from War” was part of the Colby Military Writers' Symposium, held annually at Norwich University in Northfield, Vermont.
5:55 am ET Approx. 3 min. B&O Railroad Museum American History TV visited the Baltimore and Ohio (B&O) Railroad Museum to look at examples of ... American History TV visited the Baltimore and Ohio (B&O) Railroad Museum to look at examples of historic railroad equipment, including stagecoaches and wagons used on the National Road, and the first diesel locomotive.
6:00 am ET Approx. 1 hr. 35 min. First Person Accounts from 1963 Birmingham Campaign Participants in the 1963 Birmingham Civil Rights Campaign spoke about their experiences during the ... Participants in the 1963 Birmingham Civil Rights Campaign spoke about their experiences during the protest. They were joined by the president and CEO of the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute, Lawrence Pijeaux, and Barnett Wright, author of 1963: How the Birmingham Civil Rights Movement Changed America and the World. They also responded to questions from the audience at the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama.