C-SPAN Schedule

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7:00 am ET Approx. 48 min. LIVE Open Phones ; Telephone lines were open for viewer comments on news of the day and on the question, “Who ... Telephone lines were open for viewer comments on news of the day and on the question, “Who had the worst year in politics?”

C-SPAN Radio’s Nancy Calo also read news headlines.
5:16 am ET Approx. 2 hr. 4 min. Banned Book Read-Out Panelists read selections from books that have been banned or challenged over the years. This ... Panelists read selections from books that have been banned or challenged over the years. This event was hosted by the Northern Virginia Fine Arts Association. 5:55 am ET Approx. 1 hr. 7 min. George H.W. Bush and German Reunification Jeffrey Engel, director of the Center for Presidential History at Southern Methodist University, ... Jeffrey Engel, director of the Center for Presidential History at Southern Methodist University, talked about President George H.W. Bush’s motivations behind his push for German reunification in 1990. The event was hosted by Southern Methodist University.
7:50 am ET Approx. 41 min. LIVE Budget Deal and Defense ; Sydney Freedberg, deputy editor of Breaking Defense, talked about how the budget deal ... Sydney Freedberg, deputy editor of Breaking Defense, talked about how the budget deal impacts Defense Department and explains the policy implications of the deal on the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). She also spoke about the history of the NDAA and how it has become a victim of increasing partisanship in recent years. 7:22 am ET Approx. 2 min. Book Discussion on The President's Devotional Author Joshua DuBois talked about his book, The President’s Devotional: The Daily ... Author Joshua DuBois talked about his book, The President’s Devotional: The Daily Readings That Inspired President Obama. He was interviewed at the 2013 National Press Club Book Fair and Authors' Night. 7:03 am ET Approx. 5 min. Silver Mining in Coeur d'Alene Mike Dexter spoke about silver mining in the Coeur d’Alene Mining District, one of the ... Mike Dexter spoke about silver mining in the Coeur d’Alene Mining District, one of the richest metal mining areas in the world. The guest talked about the current state of mining and how the area around Coeur d’Alene produces more silver than any other place in the country.

C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles (LCVs) made a stop in their “2013 LCV Cities Tour” in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, from November 4-7 to feature the history and literary life of the community. Working with the Time Warner Cable local affiliate, they visited literary and historic sites where local historians, authors, and civic leaders were interviewed. The history segments air on American History TV (AHTV) on C-SPAN3 and the literary events/non-fiction author segments air on BookTV on C-SPAN2.
8:33 am ET Approx. 45 min. LIVE Harvard Institute of Politics Poll ; ; John Della Volpe of the Harvard Institute of Politics talked about a poll released by the ... John Della Volpe of the Harvard Institute of Politics talked about a poll released by the institute that looked at Millenials' views of politics and public service. The survey found that among the 18-29 age group, which strongly supported President Obama in 2008 and 2012, almost half would recall the President from office and did not support the Affordable Care Act.

At the conclusion of the program, C-SPAN Radio’s Nancy Calo previewed the Sunday morning talk shows.
7:25 am ET Approx. 1 min. Forbes Magazine's Best Books of 2013 A list of Forbes Magazine’s best books of 2013 was shown. A list of Forbes Magazine’s best books of 2013 was shown. 7:11 am ET Approx. 44 min. James Bond as an American Hero Indiana University South Bend history professor Jonathan Nashel talked about how James ... Indiana University South Bend history professor Jonathan Nashel talked about how James Bond’s character is more American than British. Mr. Nashel spoke about the ways that Bond symbolizes the American Dream and details his likeness to an American cowboy. The International Spy Museum hosted this event.
9:21 am ET Approx. 38 min. LIVE National Defense Authorization Act ; Law Professor Stephen Vladeck talked about the House and Senate compromise on the National Defense ... Law Professor Stephen Vladeck talked about the House and Senate compromise on the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which included provisions that would ease the process for some detainees to leave Guantanamo Bay. He also spoke about the NDAA provisions, what would happen to detainees if there were an agreement, and the future of Guantanamo Bay. 7:27 am ET Approx. 2 min. Book Discussion on The Accidental Victim James Reston Jr. talked about his book The Accidental Victim: JFK, Lee Harvey Oswald, and ... James Reston Jr. talked about his book The Accidental Victim: JFK, Lee Harvey Oswald, and the Real Target in Dallas. He was interviewed at the 2013 National Press Club Book Fair and Authors' Night. 8:00 am ET Approx. 24 min. News Artist Betty Wells, Part 1 NBC News artist Betty Wells, who worked in Washington, DC for over 30 years covering the U.S. ... NBC News artist Betty Wells, who worked in Washington, DC for over 30 years covering the U.S. Supreme Court and the U.S. Congress, talked about her life and career. Over the course of her career, her art was featured in stories for NBC Nightly News, the Today Show, and several newspaper and magazine articles. This was the first of a two-part program.
10:00 am ET Approx. 29 min. Newsmakers with Representative Harold Rogers House Appropriations Committee Chair Harold Rogers (R-KY) talked about the impact of the ... House Appropriations Committee Chair Harold Rogers (R-KY) talked about the impact of the bi-partisan budget deal developed by Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) and Representative Paul Ryan (R-WI) on federal spending and the appropriations process. After the interview the reporters discussed his responses with the host. 7:31 am ET Approx. 55 min. Book Discussion on JFK, Conservative Ira Stoll, former vice president and managing editor of the New York Sun, talked about his ... Ira Stoll, former vice president and managing editor of the New York Sun, talked about his book, JFK, Conservative, in which the author argues that President John F. Kennedy was a conservative whose political ideologies had more in common with Ronald Reagan than Lyndon Baines Johnson. In his book, the author points to Kennedy’s build-up of the military during the Cold War and his push for free trade and tax cuts to bolster economic growth as examples of the late President’s conservative leanings. Ira Stoll spoke at Politics and Prose Bookstore in Washington, D.C. 8:25 am ET Approx. 2 min. Titanic Memorial Historian Richard Norton Smith talked about the Titanic Memorial, on Washington, DC’s ... Historian Richard Norton Smith talked about the Titanic Memorial, on Washington, DC’s southwest waterfront. The memorial was erected by the Women’s Titanic Memorial Association. It is dedicated to the men who gave their lives so that women and children might survive the April 15, 1912 RMS Titanic disaster. The sculpture was designed by Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney, and the surrounding bench was designed by Henry Bacon.
10:31 am ET Approx. 2 hr. 20 min. HealthCare.gov Web Site Implementation Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius testified on the implementation of the Healthcare.gov ... Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius testified on the implementation of the Healthcare.gov Web site. In her opening statement she said in she had launched an internal review of the flaws in the rollout of the site, and that the review would be led by the inspector general. She also stated knowing what she now knows she would have done a slower launch and had more beta testing. She stated that the site was working smoothly for a vast majority of users but more work and fixes need to be done. 8:27 am ET Approx. 3 min. Book Discussion on How to Sweet-Talk a Shark Former New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson (D) talked about his book, How to Sweet-Talk a ... Former New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson (D) talked about his book, How to Sweet-Talk a Shark. He was interviewed at the 2013 National Press Club Book Fair and Authors' Night. 8:30 am ET Approx. 1 hr. 19 min. 20th Century Presidential Leadership ; Harvard Kennedy School Professor Joseph Nye talks about the foreign policies of 20th century ... Harvard Kennedy School Professor Joseph Nye talks about the foreign policies of 20th century American presidents and assesses the effectiveness and ethics of their choices. Professor Nye identified two main types of presidential temperaments, transformational and transactional, and argued that both types were important in the development of the nation’s international power.
12:56 pm ET Approx. 1 hr. 27 min. International Finance System, Part 1 Treasury Secretary Jack Lew delivered an annual report on the status of the international ... Treasury Secretary Jack Lew delivered an annual report on the status of the international financial system. He told committee members that negotiators were protecting U.S. financial regulations during ongoing trade talks. Other issues include Iran sanctions, regulating insurance companies, and efforts to curb China’s currency manipulation. 8:31 am ET Approx. 50 min. Book Discussion on Civilian Warriors ; Erik Prince, founder of Blackwater, talked about his book, Civilian Warriors: The Inside Story ... Erik Prince, founder of Blackwater, talked about his book, Civilian Warriors: The Inside Story of Blackwater and the Unsung Heroes of the War on Terror, in which he discusses the successes of the private mercenary group and the sacrifices that Blackwater employees have made in the war on terror. During this event at the Free Library of Philadelphia, Mr. Prince was interviewed by Philadelphia journalist Tracey Matisak. 9:50 am ET Approx. 8 min. Fur Trade in Coeur d'Alene Mark Weadick, a forestry consultant and fur trade historian, talked about the the significance of ... Mark Weadick, a forestry consultant and fur trade historian, talked about the the significance of the fur trade to Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. He spoke about free hunters, who were French-speaking Iroquois Indians who signed on with fur traders to work six months for the company and six months trapping for themselves. Dressed as a free hunter, Mr. Weadick also spoke about the free hunters' impact on today’s world. The free traders coined the name Coeur d’Alene. The phrase, which translates into “Heart of an Awl” indicated that the Indians living in the area were sharp traders. 

C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles (LCVs) made a stop in their “2013 LCV Cities Tour” in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, from November 4-7 to feature the history and literary life of the community. Working with the Time Warner Cable local affiliate, they visited literary and historic sites where local historians, authors, and civic leaders were interviewed. 
2:27 pm ET Approx. 1 hr. 32 min. Small Business Health Options Program Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Deputy Administrator Gary Cohen testified on the status ... Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Deputy Administrator Gary Cohen testified on the status of the Small Business Health Options Program (SHOP) exchanges which were created to encourage small business owners to offer health care insurance. Implementation delays have prevented small businesses from enrolling in the SHOPs online. 9:23 am ET Approx. 4 min. Book Discussion on Shocking the Conscience Simeon Booker talked about his book, Shocking the Conscience: A Reporter’s Account of the ... Simeon Booker talked about his book, Shocking the Conscience: A Reporter’s Account of the Civil Rights Movement. He was interviewed at the 2013 National Press Club Book Fair and Authors' Night. 10:01 am ET Approx. 58 min. Surratt Family of Maryland ; Author David O. Stewart talked about the group that plotted the assassination of President Lincoln ... Author David O. Stewart talked about the group that plotted the assassination of President Lincoln and the Washington, D.C. boarding house where it was planned. Though John Wilkes Booth fired the fatal shot that killed President Lincoln, he was just one of a group of conspirators that also plotted to assassinate Secretary of State William Seward and Vice-President Andrew Johnson. These attacks were planned at a Washington, D.C. boarding house owned by Confederate sympathizer Mary Surratt.
4:03 pm ET Approx. 1 hr. 53 min. Afghanistan War Transition Witnesses assessed conditions in Afghanistan and the U.S. military transition in 2014. They also ... Witnesses assessed conditions in Afghanistan and the U.S. military transition in 2014. They also talked about implications of the bilateral security agreement between the U.S. and Afghanistan and the election process and counternarcotics operations in the country. James Dobbins said that a delay in signing the bilateral security agreement was imposing unnecessary costs to Afghan people but believed the agreement would ultimately be resolved. Michael Dumont told the committee that the gains made in Afghanistan since the U.S. arrived were “monumental” rather than a failure and that Afghan security forces had exceeded expectations. 9:30 am ET Approx. 1 hr. 9 min. Book Discussion on The American Health Care Paradox ; ; Elizabeth Bradley and Lauren Taylor talked about their book, The American Health Care Paradox: ... Elizabeth Bradley and Lauren Taylor talked about their book, The American Health Care Paradox: Why Spending More is Getting Us Less, in which they question why it is that, compared to all other industrialized countries, Americans spend more and receive less from our healthcare system. They argued that we spend less on social services like food, housing, and education, which have a large impact on health, and when taken together the U.S. does not outspend other countries. This event took place at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut. 11:00 am ET Approx. 47 min. U.S. Colored Troops ; Howard University History Department Chair Edna Greene Medford talked about the establishment, ... Howard University History Department Chair Edna Greene Medford talked about the establishment, challenges, enlistment, and service of the United States Colored Troops during the U.S. Civil War. She spoke at the 2013 Lincoln Forum Symposium in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.
6:00 pm ET Approx. 29 min. Newsmakers with Representative Harold Rogers House Appropriations Committee Chair Harold Rogers (R-KY) talked about the impact of the ... House Appropriations Committee Chair Harold Rogers (R-KY) talked about the impact of the bi-partisan budget deal developed by Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) and Representative Paul Ryan (R-WI) on federal spending and the appropriations process. After the interview the reporters discussed his responses with the host. 10:39 am ET Approx. 1 min. The Economist's 2013 Books of the Year A list of The Economist's 2013 Books of the year was shown. A list of The Economist's 2013 Books of the year was shown. 11:50 am ET Approx. 1 hr. 1 min. Rescue Mission of the USS Kirk ; ; Jan Herman, historian and author of The Lucky Few: The Fall of Saigon and the Rescue Mission of ... Jan Herman, historian and author of The Lucky Few: The Fall of Saigon and the Rescue Mission of the USS Kirk, talked about the USS Kirk’s humanitarian mission to rescue refugees during the fall of Saigon. With him was Captain Paul Jacobs, who served as commander of the USS Kirk during the rescue. At the end of the Vietnam War in April 1975, after the last Americans had been evacuated from Saigon, a small destroyer escort ship, the USS Kirk, was given orders to return. Its mission was to rescue the ships of the South Vietnamese Navy and tens of thousands of Vietnamese refugees. 

The United States Navy Memorial in Washington, DC hosted this event.
6:33 pm ET Approx. 43 min. Harvard Institute of Politics Poll ; ; John Della Volpe of the Harvard Institute of Politics talked about a poll released by the ... John Della Volpe of the Harvard Institute of Politics talked about a poll released by the institute that looked at Millenials' views of politics and public service. The survey found that among the 18-29 age group, which strongly supported President Obama in 2008 and 2012, almost half would recall the President from office and did not support the Affordable Care Act.

At the conclusion of the program, C-SPAN Radio’s Nancy Calo previewed the Sunday morning talk shows.
10:41 am ET Approx. 3 min. Book Discussion on The Global Vatican Francis Rooney talked about his book, The Global Vatican: An Inside Look at the Catholic ... Francis Rooney talked about his book, The Global Vatican: An Inside Look at the Catholic Church, World Politics, and the Extraordinary Relationship between the United States and the Holy See. He was interviewed at the 2013 National Press Club Book Fair and Authors' Night. 12:51 pm ET Approx. 6 min. Coeur d'Alene and the Lumber Industry Historian Robert Singletary talked about the growth of the logging industry and how the industry ... Historian Robert Singletary talked about the growth of the logging industry and how the industry built modern day Coeur d’Alene. A report submitted by the U.S. government in 1898 highlighted Coeur d’Alene’s potential as a lumber producer. The report prompted major timber companies to move to the small town creating a boom in the area. Singletary spoke about how the industry prospered, and what led to the demise of the city’s logging industry. 

C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles (LCVs) made a stop in their “2013 LCV Cities Tour” in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, from November 4-7 to feature the history and literary life of the community. Working with the Time Warner Cable local affiliate, they visited literary and historic sites where local historians, authors, and civic leaders were interviewed. The history segments air on American History TV (AHTV) on C-SPAN3 and the literary events/non-fiction author segments air on BookTV on C-SPAN2.
7:17 pm ET Approx. 40 min. Budget Deal and Defense ; Sydney Freedberg, deputy editor of Breaking Defense, talked about how the budget deal ... Sydney Freedberg, deputy editor of Breaking Defense, talked about how the budget deal impacts Defense Department and explains the policy implications of the deal on the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). She also spoke about the history of the NDAA and how it has become a victim of increasing partisanship in recent years. 10:45 am ET Approx. 1 hr. 8 min. Book Discussion on Mass Flourishing ; Edmund Phelps talked about his book, Mass Flourishing: How Grassroots Innovation Created Jobs, ... Edmund Phelps talked about his book, Mass Flourishing: How Grassroots Innovation Created Jobs, Challenge, and Change, in which he argues that few major innovations have been made by isolated visionaries and says that most were the product of millions of people working on and promoting various ideas and technologies. He spoke about ways to further promote this kind of “mass innovation,” which, he said, will create jobs and improve our economy. Mr. Phelps spoke at the Commonwealth Club of California in San Francisco. 1:00 pm ET Approx. 54 min. Literature of the Early American Republic Miami University professor Andrew Cayton talked about the literature of the early American ... Miami University professor Andrew Cayton talked about the literature of the early American republic. From the end of the American Revolution through the 1830's the country rapidly grew in size and population. As these transformations were taking place the importance of newspapers, books and letters grew. Professor Cayton argued that the culture of printed material that evolved encouraged civility and allowed people to stay connected after moving to developing parts of the country with people who were strangers to them.
8:00 pm ET Approx. 59 min. Q&A with Margaret MacMillan ; Margaret MacMillan talked about her historical narrative, The War that Ended Peace: The Road to ... Margaret MacMillan talked about her historical narrative, The War that Ended Peace: The Road to 1914, in which she describes in detail the assassination in 1914 of Archduke Franz Ferdinand, the heir to the Austro-Hungarian throne, and why his death led to the outbreak of World War I. MacMillan said she realized she could not simply start at 1914 to begin her chronicle. She said she established a context beginning in the 1890s to explain some underlying causes for an imminent war. She talks about the fall of many old European empires and profiled royal characters in Europe during the war, including Kaiser Wilhelm II of Germany, Czar Nicholas II of Russia, and King Edward V of England. In addition, she discussed America’s reluctance to enter World War I and its subsequent role in the conflict. MacMillan also talked about how her family immigrated to Canada from England after World War II broke out. 11:53 am ET Approx. 6 min. Book Discussion on JFK in the Senate Author John Shaw talked about his book, JFK in the Senate: Pathway to the Presidency. He ... Author John Shaw talked about his book, JFK in the Senate: Pathway to the Presidency. He was interviewed at the 2013 National Press Club Book Fair and Authors' Night. 2:00 pm ET Approx. 59 min. Presidential Commission on the Status of Women Panelists talked about the work of President John F. Kennedy’s Commission on the Status of ... Panelists talked about the work of President John F. Kennedy’s Commission on the Status of Women, which documented extensive discrimination against women in the workplace and in politics. Established in 1961 by President Kennedy and chaired by former First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt, the Presidential Commission on the Status of Women sought to address discrimination against women in labor, education and policy.
9:00 pm ET Approx. 33 min. Question Time ; Prime Minister Cameron responded to questions from members of the government and ... Prime Minister Cameron responded to questions from members of the government and opposition. Topics included Great Britain’s long-term economic plan, including cost of living standards and unemployment. At the end of Question Time, the Prime Minister addressed the “selfie” picture he took with the Danish Prime Minister and President Obama during Nelson Mandela’s memorial service. 12:02 pm ET Approx. 56 min. After Words with Michael Kimmel ; Sociologist Michael Kimmel talked about his book, Angry White Men: American Masculinity at the ... Sociologist Michael Kimmel talked about his book, Angry White Men: American Masculinity at the End of an Era, in which he presents what he calls a comprehensive diagnosis of the fears, anxieties and rage of America’s angry white male. He argued that many white men see increased gender and racial equality as a major contributor to their downward mobility. He spoke about his research with author of The End of Men, Hanna Rosin. 3:00 pm ET Approx. 1 hr. 22 min. Lynda Johnson Robb Interview Lynda Johnson Robb, daughter of President Lyndon Johnson, talked about campaigning for her father ... Lynda Johnson Robb, daughter of President Lyndon Johnson, talked about campaigning for her father and what it was like growing up in politics. She also spoke about her White House wedding and her personal relationships with her father, mother, and sister. This interview was conducted by the Lyndon B. Johnson Presidential Library.
9:35 pm ET Approx. 1 hr. 14 min. Bipartisanship and Budget Agreement Participants talked about the Budget Conference Committee two-year agreement and its implications ... Participants talked about the Budget Conference Committee two-year agreement and its implications for congressional bipartisanship. The agreement at the time of this event had passed in the House, and the Senate had not yet voted on it. Speakers included two former U.S. Representatives, Republican Gil Gutknecht and Democrat Martin Sabo. They also discussed the farm bill and changes that had taken place in Congress since leaving office. 12:59 pm ET Approx. 21 min. LIVE Senate Session ; The Senate convened for a legislative session. Majority Leader Reid (D-NV) filed cloture on ... The Senate convened for a legislative session. Majority Leader Reid (D-NV) filed cloture on both the budget deal and the Defense programs bill. 4:25 pm ET Approx. 53 min. Dutch Influence on New York Historian Russell Shorto, author of Amsterdam: A History of the World’s Most Liberal ... Historian Russell Shorto, author of Amsterdam: A History of the World’s Most Liberal City, talked about how New York has been influenced by the Dutch, who originally colonized the area and named it New Amsterdam. He argued that despite their relatively short time in control of Manhattan, the Dutch left a lasting influence on New York, which can still be seen in the diverse and multi-cultural city.
10:50 pm ET Approx. 9 min. Swearing-In of Representative Katherine Clark Surrounded by the Massachusetts delegation in the Well of the House, Katherine Clark (D-MA) was ... Surrounded by the Massachusetts delegation in the Well of the House, Katherine Clark (D-MA) was sworn in as the newest member of the House and then made brief remarks. She took the the seat of Ed Markey who was elected to fill the Senate seat of now-Secretary of State John Kerry. Representative Clark became the fifth woman to represent Massachusetts in the House. 1:22 pm ET Approx. 2 min. Book Discussion on American Phoenix Jane Hampton Cook talked about her book, American Phoenix: John Quincy and Louisa Adams, the ... Jane Hampton Cook talked about her book, American Phoenix: John Quincy and Louisa Adams, the War of 1812, and the Exile that Saved American Independence. She was interviewed at the 2013 National Press Club Book Fair and Authors' Night. 5:20 pm ET Approx. 1 hr. 39 min. Women in the CIA Workforce Smith College government professor Brent Durbin talked about the history and impact of women in ... Smith College government professor Brent Durbin talked about the history and impact of women in the CIA, from the World War II to the present. Following his presentation, a panel of female CIA staff members talked about their experiences working for the Agency. The panel spoke about the efforts of senior staff to include more women in leadership roles, and the continuing challenges unique to women in the CIA and other intelligence agencies.
11:00 pm ET Approx. 59 min. Q&A with Margaret MacMillan ; Margaret MacMillan talked about her historical narrative, The War that Ended Peace: The Road to ... Margaret MacMillan talked about her historical narrative, The War that Ended Peace: The Road to 1914, in which she describes in detail the assassination in 1914 of Archduke Franz Ferdinand, the heir to the Austro-Hungarian throne, and why his death led to the outbreak of World War I. MacMillan said she realized she could not simply start at 1914 to begin her chronicle. She said she established a context beginning in the 1890s to explain some underlying causes for an imminent war. She talks about the fall of many old European empires and profiled royal characters in Europe during the war, including Kaiser Wilhelm II of Germany, Czar Nicholas II of Russia, and King Edward V of England. In addition, she discussed America’s reluctance to enter World War I and its subsequent role in the conflict. MacMillan also talked about how her family immigrated to Canada from England after World War II broke out. 1:31 pm ET Approx. 1 hr. 11 min. Book Discussion on On Anarchism Noam Chomsky, professor emeritus at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, talked about his ... Noam Chomsky, professor emeritus at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, talked about his book, On Anarchism, in which he examines the political ideology of anarchism, from its history and early proponents to the author’s thoughts on its current usage and practicality. Noam Chomsky spoke at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, Massachusetts. 7:00 pm ET Approx. 24 min. News Artist Betty Wells, Part 1 NBC News artist Betty Wells, who worked in Washington, DC for over 30 years covering the U.S. ... NBC News artist Betty Wells, who worked in Washington, DC for over 30 years covering the U.S. Supreme Court and the U.S. Congress, talked about her life and career. Over the course of her career, her art was featured in stories for NBC Nightly News, the Today Show, and several newspaper and magazine articles. This was the first of a two-part program.
12:00 am ET Approx. 33 min. Question Time ; Prime Minister Cameron responded to questions from members of the government and ... Prime Minister Cameron responded to questions from members of the government and opposition. Topics included Great Britain’s long-term economic plan, including cost of living standards and unemployment. At the end of Question Time, the Prime Minister addressed the “selfie” picture he took with the Danish Prime Minister and President Obama during Nelson Mandela’s memorial service. 2:44 pm ET Approx. 1 hr. 1 min. Book Discussion on Heart ; ; Former Vice President Dick Cheney and his longtime cardiologist, Jonathan Reiner, talked about ... Former Vice President Dick Cheney and his longtime cardiologist, Jonathan Reiner, talked about their book, Heart: An American Medical Odyssey, in which they discuss Mr. Cheney’s history with heart disease and the advances in cardiology over the past several decades. Mr. Cheney, who suffered his first of five heart attacks when he was 37, had a heart transplant in 2012. The National Press Club Journalism Institute hosted this event. 7:30 pm ET Approx. 1 hr. 18 min. 20th Century Presidential Leadership ; Harvard Kennedy School Professor Joseph Nye talks about the foreign policies of 20th century ... Harvard Kennedy School Professor Joseph Nye talks about the foreign policies of 20th century American presidents and assesses the effectiveness and ethics of their choices. Professor Nye identified two main types of presidential temperaments, transformational and transactional, and argued that both types were important in the development of the nation’s international power.
12:38 am ET Approx. 1 hr. 35 min. Trade Agreements and Presidential Authority Panelists talked about trade agreements and presidential authority to fast track ... Panelists talked about trade agreements and presidential authority to fast track agreements. This trade promotion authority for a president to negotiate international agreements free of congressional amendments or filibuster expired in 2007 and the panelists discussed the prospects of Congress renewing this power. Both speakers highlighted the negative effects on U.S. trade of past fast track trade authority agreements like the WTO and NAFTA as they considered the current negotiations involving the Trans-Pacific Partnership. They also considered constitutional implications.

“Do We Need Fast Track/Trade Promotion Authority?” was held by Economy in Crisis at the National Press Club.
3:46 pm ET Approx. 31 min. The Communicators with Tom Standage ; Tom Standage talked about his latest book, Writing On The Wall: Social Media, the First 2,000 ... Tom Standage talked about his latest book, Writing On The Wall: Social Media, the First 2,000 Years. In the book he argues that social media is not a new phenomenon. He traced the evolution of social networks in ancient times to modern social media and envisioned communication in the future. He was interviewed by remote video from New York City. 8:51 pm ET Approx. 6 min. Fort Sherman and the Growth of Coeur d'Alene Historian Robert Singletary talked about Coeur d’Alene, Idaho’s Fort Sherman, and the ... Historian Robert Singletary talked about Coeur d’Alene, Idaho’s Fort Sherman, and the few remaining buildings that made up Fort Sherman including the oldest building in the city of Coeur d’Alene. General William T. Sherman ordered a fort constructed on the site in the 1870s. The town of Coeur d’Alene grew along with the fort, until it was closed in 1898. Only three original buildings remain on the site of Fort Sherman. North Idaho College is now located on the site.

C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles (LCVs) made a stop in their “2013 LCV Cities Tour” in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, from November 4-7 to feature the history and literary life of the community. Working with the Time Warner Cable local affiliate, they visited literary and historic sites where local historians, authors, and civic leaders were interviewed. The history segments air on American History TV (AHTV) on C-SPAN3 and the literary events/non-fiction author segments air on BookTV on C-SPAN2.
2:18 am ET Approx. 1 hr. 44 min. Health Care Spending Panelists talked about both long-term overall health care spending and spending on programs such ... Panelists talked about both long-term overall health care spending and spending on programs such as medicare. They also proposed solutions for slowing down spending on both. 4:18 pm ET Approx. 55 min. Book Discussion on The Founders at Home ; Historian Myron Magnet talked about his book, The Founders at Home: The Building of America, ... Historian Myron Magnet talked about his book, The Founders at Home: The Building of America, 1735-1817, in which he recounts the personal and public lives of America’s founders through an examination of their homes. In his book, the author reports on the architectural, social, and political relevancy of each man’s private residence, from Washington’s Mount Vernon and Jefferson’s Monticello to Madison’s Montpelier. Myron Magnet spoke about his book with Richard Brookhiser at the New York Historical Society. 9:00 pm ET Approx. 57 min. Surratt Family of Maryland ; Author David O. Stewart talked about the group that plotted the assassination of President Lincoln ... Author David O. Stewart talked about the group that plotted the assassination of President Lincoln and the Washington, D.C. boarding house where it was planned. Though John Wilkes Booth fired the fatal shot that killed President Lincoln, he was just one of a group of conspirators that also plotted to assassinate Secretary of State William Seward and Vice-President Andrew Johnson. These attacks were planned at a Washington, D.C. boarding house owned by Confederate sympathizer Mary Surratt.
4:04 am ET Approx. 8 min. Swearing-In of Representative Katherine Clark Surrounded by the Massachusetts delegation in the Well of the House, Katherine Clark (D-MA) was ... Surrounded by the Massachusetts delegation in the Well of the House, Katherine Clark (D-MA) was sworn in as the newest member of the House and then made brief remarks. She took the the seat of Ed Markey who was elected to fill the Senate seat of now-Secretary of State John Kerry. Representative Clark became the fifth woman to represent Massachusetts in the House. 5:14 pm ET Approx. 45 min. Book Discussion on The Cushion in the Road Alice Walker talked about her book, The Cushion in the Road: Meditation and Wandering as the ... Alice Walker talked about her book, The Cushion in the Road: Meditation and Wandering as the Whole World Awakens to Being in Harm’s Way, a collection of personal and political essays, letters, and poems. Ms. Walker, author of The Color Purple, talked about a range of topics, from health care to the Obama presidency. She spoke at the Free Library of Philadelphia. 10:00 pm ET Approx. 24 min. News Artist Betty Wells, Part 1 NBC News artist Betty Wells, who worked in Washington, DC for over 30 years covering the U.S. ... NBC News artist Betty Wells, who worked in Washington, DC for over 30 years covering the U.S. Supreme Court and the U.S. Congress, talked about her life and career. Over the course of her career, her art was featured in stories for NBC Nightly News, the Today Show, and several newspaper and magazine articles. This was the first of a two-part program.
4:14 am ET Approx. 1 hr. 42 min. Online Gaming Witnesses testified on the various issues related to the regulation of online gaming and ... Witnesses testified on the various issues related to the regulation of online gaming and enforcement of the Internet Poker Freedom Act. The act would establish a program for licensing Internet poker nationwide. Geoff Freeman said that prohibition of online gaming would never work and create a thriving black market. Other topics included the lack of consumer protections and the interpretation of the Interstate Wire Act, which prohibits the use of wire communications for the interstate facilitation or transfers of wagers. 6:01 pm ET Approx. 59 min. Book TV on Consumerism in America A collection of segments from Book TV programs featured author talks about consumerism in ... A collection of segments from Book TV programs featured author talks about consumerism in America.

The following are the programs that appear in this block.

Maggie Anderson, Our Black Year: One Family’s Quest to Buy Black in America’s Racially Divided Economy

Reverend Billy, What Would Jesus Buy?: Fabulous Prayers in the Face of Shopocalypse

Eduardo Porter, The Price of Everything: Solving the Mystery of Why We Pay What We Do

Annie Leonard, The Story of Stuff: How Our Obsession with Stuff is Trashing the Planet, Our Communities, and Our Health - and a Vision for Change
10:26 pm ET Approx. 2 min. John Paul Jones Memorial Historian Richard Norton Smith described the 10-foot tall statue of Revolutionary War naval hero ... Historian Richard Norton Smith described the 10-foot tall statue of Revolutionary War naval hero John Paul Jones. Sculpted by Charles H. Niehaus, and dedicated in 1912, the memorial was the first to be erected in Washington, DC’s Potomac Park.
5:59 am ET Approx. 59 min. Q&A with Margaret MacMillan ; Margaret MacMillan talked about her historical narrative, The War that Ended Peace: The Road to ... Margaret MacMillan talked about her historical narrative, The War that Ended Peace: The Road to 1914, in which she describes in detail the assassination in 1914 of Archduke Franz Ferdinand, the heir to the Austro-Hungarian throne, and why his death led to the outbreak of World War I. MacMillan said she realized she could not simply start at 1914 to begin her chronicle. She said she established a context beginning in the 1890s to explain some underlying causes for an imminent war. She talks about the fall of many old European empires and profiled royal characters in Europe during the war, including Kaiser Wilhelm II of Germany, Czar Nicholas II of Russia, and King Edward V of England. In addition, she discussed America’s reluctance to enter World War I and its subsequent role in the conflict. MacMillan also talked about how her family immigrated to Canada from England after World War II broke out. 7:01 pm ET Approx. 48 min. Open Phones with Sheri Fink ; Sheri Fink talked about her book, Five Days at Memorial: Life and Death in a Storm-Ravaged ... Sheri Fink talked about her book, Five Days at Memorial: Life and Death in a Storm-Ravaged Hospital, in which she chronicles what happened at Memorial Medical Center in New Orleans, Louisiana in the days following Hurricane Katrina. She also responded to viewer telephone calls and electronic communications. 10:30 pm ET Approx. 1 hr. 18 min. 20th Century Presidential Leadership ; Harvard Kennedy School Professor Joseph Nye talks about the foreign policies of 20th century ... Harvard Kennedy School Professor Joseph Nye talks about the foreign policies of 20th century American presidents and assesses the effectiveness and ethics of their choices. Professor Nye identified two main types of presidential temperaments, transformational and transactional, and argued that both types were important in the development of the nation’s international power.
7:50 pm ET Approx. 1 hr. 14 min. Book Discussion on JFK in the Senate ; ; John Shaw, congressional correspondent for Market News International, talked about his ... John Shaw, congressional correspondent for Market News International, talked about his book, JFK in the Senate: Pathway to the Presidency. In the book he recounts John F. Kennedy’s as the junior snator from Massachusetts from 1953 to 1960. Mr. Shaw was introduced by former Senator Richard Lugar, who added historical context. This Lugar Diplomacy Institute book launch event was held at the German Marshall Fund in Washington, D.C. 11:50 pm ET Approx. 8 min. Fur Trade in Coeur d'Alene Mark Weadick, a forestry consultant and fur trade historian, talked about the the significance of ... Mark Weadick, a forestry consultant and fur trade historian, talked about the the significance of the fur trade to Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. He spoke about free hunters, who were French-speaking Iroquois Indians who signed on with fur traders to work six months for the company and six months trapping for themselves. Dressed as a free hunter, Mr. Weadick also spoke about the free hunters' impact on today’s world. The free traders coined the name Coeur d’Alene. The phrase, which translates into “Heart of an Awl” indicated that the Indians living in the area were sharp traders. 

C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles (LCVs) made a stop in their “2013 LCV Cities Tour” in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, from November 4-7 to feature the history and literary life of the community. Working with the Time Warner Cable local affiliate, they visited literary and historic sites where local historians, authors, and civic leaders were interviewed. 
9:34 pm ET Approx. 29 min. After Words with Nicholas Carnes ; Nicholas Carnes talked about his book, White-Collar Government: The Hidden Role of Class in ... Nicholas Carnes talked about his book, White-Collar Government: The Hidden Role of Class in Economic Policy Making, in which he argues that the socio-economic disparity between most elected officials and the citizens they represent reflects an inability of many legislators to relate to the lives of their constituents. He spoke with Politico Tax Policy Editor Kim Dixon. 12:00 am ET Approx. 57 min. Surratt Family of Maryland ; Author David O. Stewart talked about the group that plotted the assassination of President Lincoln ... Author David O. Stewart talked about the group that plotted the assassination of President Lincoln and the Washington, D.C. boarding house where it was planned. Though John Wilkes Booth fired the fatal shot that killed President Lincoln, he was just one of a group of conspirators that also plotted to assassinate Secretary of State William Seward and Vice-President Andrew Johnson. These attacks were planned at a Washington, D.C. boarding house owned by Confederate sympathizer Mary Surratt.
10:05 pm ET Approx. 50 min. Book Discussion on Civilian Warriors ; Erik Prince, founder of Blackwater, talked about his book, Civilian Warriors: The Inside Story ... Erik Prince, founder of Blackwater, talked about his book, Civilian Warriors: The Inside Story of Blackwater and the Unsung Heroes of the War on Terror, in which he discusses the successes of the private mercenary group and the sacrifices that Blackwater employees have made in the war on terror. During this event at the Free Library of Philadelphia, Mr. Prince was interviewed by Philadelphia journalist Tracey Matisak. 1:00 am ET Approx. 50 min. Book Discussion on American Tempest: How the Boston Tea Party Sparked A Revolution Harlow Unger presented a history of the Boston Tea Party, which occurred on December 16, 1773. The ... Harlow Unger presented a history of the Boston Tea Party, which occurred on December 16, 1773. The author reports that the demonstration against the British collection of import duties was composed “mostly of smugglers and tax evaders” and led by lawyer James Otis, Jr., and brewer Sam Adams. Mr. Unger recounts that the protests spread throughout the country and included assaults against opponents of the protests, which spurred George Washington to declare the protesters vandals. Harlow Unger recalled the Boston Tea Party at Barnes & Noble in New York City. He responded to questions from members of the audience.
10:58 pm ET Approx. 3 min. Book Discussion on We Do! Jennifer Baumgardner talked about her book, We Do!: American Leaders Who Believe in Marriage ... Jennifer Baumgardner talked about her book, We Do!: American Leaders Who Believe in Marriage Equality. She was interviewed at the 2013 National Press Club Book Fair and Authors' Night. 1:55 am ET Approx. 1 hr. 7 min. George H.W. Bush and German Reunification Jeffrey Engel, director of the Center for Presidential History at Southern Methodist University, ... Jeffrey Engel, director of the Center for Presidential History at Southern Methodist University, talked about President George H.W. Bush’s motivations behind his push for German reunification in 1990. The event was hosted by Southern Methodist University.
11:01 pm ET Approx. 52 min. Book Discussion on The Great War Joe Sacco talked about his book, The Great War: July 1, 1916 - The First Day of the Battle of ... Joe Sacco talked about his book, The Great War: July 1, 1916 - The First Day of the Battle of the Somme, in which he presents an illustrated account of first day of the World War I conflict, the Battle of the Somme. In his book, the author recounts the battle, in which close to 20,000 British soldiers were killed and approximately 40,000 wounded, as one, twenty-four foot-long panorama. The black and white drawing encompasses all of July 1, 1916, in Northern France, as British forces preparedand went to war against Germany. Joe Sacco spoke at Politics and Prose Bookstore in Washington, D.C. 3:04 am ET Approx. 5 min. Silver Mining in Coeur d'Alene Mike Dexter spoke about silver mining in the Coeur d’Alene Mining District, one of the ... Mike Dexter spoke about silver mining in the Coeur d’Alene Mining District, one of the richest metal mining areas in the world. The guest talked about the current state of mining and how the area around Coeur d’Alene produces more silver than any other place in the country.

C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles (LCVs) made a stop in their “2013 LCV Cities Tour” in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, from November 4-7 to feature the history and literary life of the community. Working with the Time Warner Cable local affiliate, they visited literary and historic sites where local historians, authors, and civic leaders were interviewed. The history segments air on American History TV (AHTV) on C-SPAN3 and the literary events/non-fiction author segments air on BookTV on C-SPAN2.
11:54 pm ET Approx. 7 min. Book Discussion on We Shall Not Be Moved M.J. O’Brien talked about his book, We Shall Not Be Moved: The Jackson Woolworth’s ... M.J. O’Brien talked about his book, We Shall Not Be Moved: The Jackson Woolworth’s Sit-In and the Movement It Inspired. He was interviewed at the 2013 National Press Club Book Fair and Authors' Night. 3:10 am ET Approx. 44 min. James Bond as an American Hero Indiana University South Bend history professor Jonathan Nashel talked about how James ... Indiana University South Bend history professor Jonathan Nashel talked about how James Bond’s character is more American than British. Mr. Nashel spoke about the ways that Bond symbolizes the American Dream and details his likeness to an American cowboy. The International Spy Museum hosted this event.
12:32 am ET Approx. 29 min. After Words with Nicholas Carnes ; Nicholas Carnes talked about his book, White-Collar Government: The Hidden Role of Class in ... Nicholas Carnes talked about his book, White-Collar Government: The Hidden Role of Class in Economic Policy Making, in which he argues that the socio-economic disparity between most elected officials and the citizens they represent reflects an inability of many legislators to relate to the lives of their constituents. He spoke with Politico Tax Policy Editor Kim Dixon. 4:00 am ET Approx. 1 hr. 22 min. Lynda Johnson Robb Interview Lynda Johnson Robb, daughter of President Lyndon Johnson, talked about campaigning for her father ... Lynda Johnson Robb, daughter of President Lyndon Johnson, talked about campaigning for her father and what it was like growing up in politics. She also spoke about her White House wedding and her personal relationships with her father, mother, and sister. This interview was conducted by the Lyndon B. Johnson Presidential Library.
1:02 am ET Approx. 59 min. Book TV on Consumerism in America A collection of segments from Book TV programs featured author talks about consumerism in ... A collection of segments from Book TV programs featured author talks about consumerism in America.

The following are the programs that appear in this block.

Maggie Anderson, Our Black Year: One Family’s Quest to Buy Black in America’s Racially Divided Economy

Reverend Billy, What Would Jesus Buy?: Fabulous Prayers in the Face of Shopocalypse

Eduardo Porter, The Price of Everything: Solving the Mystery of Why We Pay What We Do

Annie Leonard, The Story of Stuff: How Our Obsession with Stuff is Trashing the Planet, Our Communities, and Our Health - and a Vision for Change
5:26 am ET Approx. 53 min. Dutch Influence on New York Historian Russell Shorto, author of Amsterdam: A History of the World’s Most Liberal ... Historian Russell Shorto, author of Amsterdam: A History of the World’s Most Liberal City, talked about how New York has been influenced by the Dutch, who originally colonized the area and named it New Amsterdam. He argued that despite their relatively short time in control of Manhattan, the Dutch left a lasting influence on New York, which can still be seen in the diverse and multi-cultural city.
2:03 am ET Approx. 57 min. Book Discussion on The War on Football Daniel Flynn talked about his book, The War on Football: Saving America’s Game, in ... Daniel Flynn talked about his book, The War on Football: Saving America’s Game, in which he argues that doctors and lawyers are suggesting that football is an overly dangerous sport in order to drum up business. He said that the conventional wisdom surrounding football is totally wrong and that the sport, a rite of passage for millions of American boys, is being unfairly attacked. This event was hosted by Accuracy in Academia. 6:20 am ET Approx. 1 hr. 39 min. Women in the CIA Workforce Smith College government professor Brent Durbin talked about the history and impact of women in ... Smith College government professor Brent Durbin talked about the history and impact of women in the CIA, from the World War II to the present. Following his presentation, a panel of female CIA staff members talked about their experiences working for the Agency. The panel spoke about the efforts of senior staff to include more women in leadership roles, and the continuing challenges unique to women in the CIA and other intelligence agencies.
3:30 am ET Approx. 29 min. After Words with Nicholas Carnes ; Nicholas Carnes talked about his book, White-Collar Government: The Hidden Role of Class in ... Nicholas Carnes talked about his book, White-Collar Government: The Hidden Role of Class in Economic Policy Making, in which he argues that the socio-economic disparity between most elected officials and the citizens they represent reflects an inability of many legislators to relate to the lives of their constituents. He spoke with Politico Tax Policy Editor Kim Dixon.
4:01 am ET Approx. 54 min. Book Discussion on The Map and the Territory ; Alan Greenspan talked about his book, The Map and the Territory: Risk, Human Nature, and the ... Alan Greenspan talked about his book, The Map and the Territory: Risk, Human Nature, and the Future of Forecasting, in which he looks at the past and future of economic forecasting and risk management. He spoke at a fundraising event for the National Press Club Journalism Institute in Washington, D.C.
4:55 am ET Approx. 5 min. Book Discussion on The Heart of Everything That Is ; Bob Drury and Tom Clavin talked about their book, The Heart of Everything That Is: The Untold ... Bob Drury and Tom Clavin talked about their book, The Heart of Everything That Is: The Untold Story of Red Cloud, An American Legend. They were interviewed at the 2013 National Press Club Book Fair and Authors' Night.
5:01 am ET Approx. 1 min. New York Times Best Books of 2013 A list of the New York Times best books of 2013 was shown. A list of the New York Times best books of 2013 was shown.
5:03 am ET Approx. 1 hr. 35 min. Book Discussion on Mayor 1% Kari Lydersen talked about her book, Mayor 1%: Rahm Emanuel and the Rise of Chicago’s ... Kari Lydersen talked about her book, Mayor 1%: Rahm Emanuel and the Rise of Chicago’s 99%, in which she argues that Chicago mayor Rahm Emanuel represents the wealthy and powerful in the city and has demonstrated an inability to empathize with the working class and poor. During this event held at Haymarket Brewery in Chicago, Ms. Lydersen discussed the book with Ben Joravsky of the Chicago Reader, Amisha Patel of the Grassroots Collaborative, and Brandon Johnson of the Chicago Teachers Union.
6:40 am ET Approx. 2 min. Book Discussion on American Phoenix Jane Hampton Cook talked about her book, American Phoenix: John Quincy and Louisa Adams, the ... Jane Hampton Cook talked about her book, American Phoenix: John Quincy and Louisa Adams, the War of 1812, and the Exile that Saved American Independence. She was interviewed at the 2013 National Press Club Book Fair and Authors' Night.
6:42 am ET Approx. 2 min. New York Times Best Books of 2013 A list of the New York Times best books of 2013 was shown. A list of the New York Times best books of 2013 was shown.
6:45 am ET Approx. 1 hr. 10 min. Book Discussion on The Letters of John F. Kennedy Historian Martin Sandler talked about his book, The Letters of John F. Kennedy, in which he ... Historian Martin Sandler talked about his book, The Letters of John F. Kennedy, in which he presents a collection of President John F. Kennedy’s personal correspondences. The letters include Kennedy’s private notes and political communiques, from letters sent to his parents from boarding school to secret missives to Soviet premier Nikita Khrushchev during the Cold War. Martin Sandler spoke at the John F. Kennedy Museum in Hyannis, Massachusetts.