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2:00 am HT Approx. 52 min. LIVE Open Phones Steven Scully Telephone lines were open for viewer comments on the question, “Is state expansion of ... Telephone lines were open for viewer comments on the question, “Is state expansion of Medicaid a good idea?” Under the health care law the costs related to expansion would be covered by the federal government from 2014 to 2016 and 90 percent or more in the future. 1:15 am HT Approx. 1 hr. 17 min. Book Discussion on Into the Desert: Reflections on the Gulf War Jeffrey Engel talked about his book, Into the Desert: Reflections on the Gulf War, a ... Jeffrey Engel talked about his book, Into the Desert: Reflections on the Gulf War, a collection of essays by journalists, government officials, and scholars that looks back on the events and impact of the 1990-91 Persian Gulf War. Mr. Engel, who edited the book, spoke at Texas A&M University. 1:59 am HT Approx. 59 min. Q&A with Kirk Lippold Brian Lamb; Kirk Lippold Kirk Lippold talked about Front Burner: Al Qaeda’s Attack on the USS Cole, his ... Kirk Lippold talked about Front Burner: Al Qaeda’s Attack on the USS Cole, his historical narrative of the October 12, 2000, bombing at a refueling stop in the port of Aden in Yemen, which killed 17 crew members and injured 37. He described the heroic measures taken by his crew to save the ship from sinking and reduce casualties. He commented on the Navy’s formal investigation, and the final report that concluded all the available force protection measures were not put in place by himself on that day. He described the adverse effect the report had on his own future, prompting a senator to block his nomination to be promoted to captain. He called the attack the “start of the war on terror” and discussed intelligence lapses before and after the incident.
Kirk Lippold retired from the Navy at the rank of Commander in 2007 after serving 26 years. He graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1981, and received his Master’s degree in Systems Engineering from the Navy.
2:55 am HT Approx. 1 hr. LIVE Sequestration Lesley Clark; Steven Scully; Todd Zwillich Todd Zwillich and Lesley Clark talked about the sequestration spending cuts scheduled to take ... Todd Zwillich and Lesley Clark talked about the sequestration spending cuts scheduled to take place on March 1, 2013. They talked about the perspectives of the White House and Congress, the chances of a deal to ward off the cuts, and the politics at play.
“Sequestration,” a legal procedure in which every federal agency has the same percentage of its budget taken back in order to cut deficit spending, was agreed to in the Budget Control Act of 2011 and scheduled to happen on March 1, 2013.
2:33 am HT Approx. 57 min. Book Discussion on The World Until Yesterday Jared Diamond Professor Jared Diamond talked about his book, The World Until Yesterday: What Can We Learn ... Professor Jared Diamond talked about his book, The World Until Yesterday: What Can We Learn from Traditional Societies? In the book he examined practices of traditional and modern, industrialized societies drawing on fieldwork in New Guinea, the Amazon, Kalahari, and other areas to compare customs and practices of societies, emphasizing trends in declining health and fitness as industrialization spread to newly developing nations.
Professor Diamond spoke at the Free Library of Philadelphia.
3:00 am HT Approx. 28 min. Old North Church, Part 2 Bob Damon Bob Damon toured Boston’s Christ Church, better known as Old North Church. The church, ... Bob Damon toured Boston’s Christ Church, better known as Old North Church. The church, built in 1723, is best-known for its steeple, where in 1775 patriots hung two lanterns to signal that British troops were moving by water out of Boston, leading to the first shots of the American Revolutionary War. This is the second of a two-part program on the Old North Church.
3:58 am HT Approx. 38 min. LIVE History of Congressional Leadership John Haskell; Steven Scully Georgetown University Senior Fellow John Haskell talked about the history, role and ... Georgetown University Senior Fellow John Haskell talked about the history, role and responsibilities of the top leadership positions in both chambers of Congress. The first Speaker of the House, Frederick Muhlenberg, was elected presiding officer on April 1, 1789. The “whip” position in the House of Representatives was created in 1897. 3:32 am HT Approx. 1 hr. 25 min. Book Discussion on Machiavelli's The Prince Michael Ignatieff; James Johnson; Edward Muir Panelists Michael Ignatieff, James Johnson, and Edward Muir talked about the immediate and ... Panelists Michael Ignatieff, James Johnson, and Edward Muir talked about the immediate and long-term impact of The Prince, written by Italian diplomat and philosopher, Niccolo Machiavelli, in 1513. This event was hosted by Boston University. 3:30 am HT Approx. 1 hr. 21 min. The Depression Elections Gregory Geddes; Donald Ritchie; Mary Stuckey Scholars talked about president Franklin D. Roosevelt’s first two presidential campaigns, ... Scholars talked about president Franklin D. Roosevelt’s first two presidential campaigns, which were waged during the Depression years amidst great national uncertainty and fear. The Roosevelt Presidential Library convened panels of scholars to consider all four of FDR’s elections. This program focuses on the Depression years.
4:41 am HT Approx. 1 hr. 42 min. LIVE State and Business Roles in Disability Employment Business leaders, disability employment experts, and governors talked about their success stories ... Business leaders, disability employment experts, and governors talked about their success stories in employing people with disabilities. Governors detailed their individual state programs. South Dakota Governor Dennis Daugaard shared his experiences growing up on a farm with two deaf parents. Judy Woodruff moderated. 
This was a special session on disability employment at the National Governors Association (NGA) 2013 Winter Meeting at the J.W. Marriott Hotel.
5:00 am HT Approx. 58 min. Book Discussion on Going Clear Lawrence Wright Lawrence Wright, staff writer for the New Yorker, talked about his book, Going Clear: ... Lawrence Wright, staff writer for the New Yorker, talked about his book, Going Clear: Scientology, Hollywood, and the Prison of Belief, in which he reports on the Church of Scientology. In his book, the author, who interviewed over two hundred former and current Scientologists, examines the inner workings of the Church, recounts its history, and profiles its founder, the late science fiction writer, L. Ron Hubbard. Lawrence Wright spoke at Politics and Prose Bookstore in Washington, D.C. 4:52 am HT Approx. 1 hr. 6 min. American Women in Environmental History Nancy Unger Santa Clara University history professor Nancy Unger talked about the role of women in American ... Santa Clara University history professor Nancy Unger talked about the role of women in American environmental history, from the nineteenth century journeys across the prairies to the publication of Rachel Carson’s seminal book, Silent Spring. Illustrating her talk with many images, Professor Unger argued that women realized the dangers of unregulated exploitation of natural resources and were early advocates for conservation and protection of endangered species.
6:24 am HT Approx. 31 min. Newsmakers with Representative Bob Goodlatte Representative Bob Goodlatte (R-VA), House Judiciary Committee Chair, talked about immigration and ... Representative Bob Goodlatte (R-VA), House Judiciary Committee Chair, talked about immigration and gun control, two issues his committee was likely to address in 2013. 6:00 am HT Approx. 52 min. Book Discussion on On Saudi Arabia Karen House Karen Elliott House, former publisher of the Wall Street Journal, talked about her book, ... Karen Elliott House, former publisher of the Wall Street Journal, talked about her book, On Saudi Arabia: Its People, Past, Religion, Fault Lines - and Future, in which she provides an inside look at the history, culture, and politics of Saudi Arabia, which she has covered for 30 years. Ms. House spoke at Pepperdine University in Malibu, California. 5:59 am HT Approx. 1 hr. 31 min. Civil War Naval Actions and Affairs Craig Symonds Historian and author Craig Symonds talked about the various naval aspects of the Civil War, from ... Historian and author Craig Symonds talked about the various naval aspects of the Civil War, from technological developments to the battles themselves. Topics included the Union blockade and the rivers of the Western Theater, among others. Professor Symonds is history professor emeritus at the U.S. Naval Academy, and the author of The Civil War at Sea. He presented this talk at the Smithsonian’s Ripley Center.
6:58 am HT Approx. 13 min. President Obama Statement on Sequestration Barack Obama President Obama urged Congress to take action to avoid the automatic budget cuts scheduled to ... President Obama urged Congress to take action to avoid the automatic budget cuts scheduled to happen on March 1. Joined by law enforcement officers and first-responders, he warned that the automatic cuts, totaling about $85 billion over the course of a year, would prompt job losses, weaken national security, and cancel government services. 7:29 am HT Approx. 27 min. After Words with Sarah Garland Sarah Garland; Marc Hill Author Sarah Garland talked about her book, Divided We Fail: The Story of an African-American ... Author Sarah Garland talked about her book, Divided We Fail: The Story of an African-American Community That Ended the Era of School Desegregation, in which she returned to her hometown to chronicle the fight of African-American parents who sued to prevent the closure of a predominantly black school for the sake of desegregation. Their suit resulted in a landmark Supreme Court decision that ended the era of desegregation established by the Court more than 50 years earlier with the Brown v. Board of Education opinion. Ms Garland talked with Columbia professor and political activist Marc Lamont Hill. 7:32 am HT Approx. 29 min. Battle of Fredericksburg Reenactment Charles McDaniel; Frank O'Reilly Following footage of a re-enactment of a river crossing under fire, and urban combat in the city ... Following footage of a re-enactment of a river crossing under fire, and urban combat in the city streets, Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania Battlefield Park Historian Frank O’Reilly talks about the battle of Fredericksburg. To mark the 150th anniversary of the December, 1862 Civil War battle of Fredericksburg, Virginia, the city organized a variety of demonstrations.
7:11 am HT Approx. 1 hr. 22 min. Sequestration and the Federal Workforce Democratic representatives held a hearing about the impact of sequestration budget cuts on federal ... Democratic representatives held a hearing about the impact of sequestration budget cuts on federal employees and their families and on the work that they do. Marion Blakey, a former head of the Federation Aviation Administration, warned of increased airport delays if automatic budget cuts would go into effect. Other witnesses included an elementary school teacher and the Washington State secretary of health.
“Sequestration,” a legal procedure in which every federal agency has the same percentage of its budget taken back in order to cut deficit spending, was agreed to in the Budget Control Act of 2011 and scheduled to happen on March 1, 2013.
7:57 am HT Approx. 1 min. Publishing News 2/22/13 Headlines of publishing news from the week of February 22, 2013 were shown. Headlines of publishing news from the week of February 22, 2013 were shown. 8:02 am HT Approx. 1 hr. 15 min. Black Power Movement in the 1960s Howard Brick Professor Howard Brick of University of Michigan talked about the Black Power Movement in the ... Professor Howard Brick of University of Michigan talked about the Black Power Movement in the 1960s. While the Civil Rights Movement led by Reverend Martin Luther King Jr. sought equality through non-violent civil disobedience, an emerging Black Power Movement in the mid-1960s - guided variously by Malcolm X, Stokley Carmichael and the leaders of the Black Panther Party - sought change through black nationalism and separatism. Professor Brick talked about the roots and causes for this transformation in the struggle for African American equality.
8:37 am HT Approx. 41 min. Politico Playbook Breakfast with Erskine Bowles and Alan Simpson Mike Allen; Erskine Bowles; Alan Simpson Former National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform Co-Chairs Erskine Bowles and Alan ... Former National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform Co-Chairs Erskine Bowles and Alan Simpson talked about the national debt and budget deficit reduction. The co-founders of Campaign to Fix the Debt discussed their budget proposals and called the upcoming sequestration “stupid” and criticized both sides for failing to reach an agreement. They were interviewed by Mike Allen at his Politico Playbook Breakfast, held at the Newseum. 
The beginning of the program was disrupted by protestors.
“Sequestration,” a legal procedure in which every federal agency has the same percentage of its budget taken back in order to cut deficit spending, was agreed to in the Budget Control Act of 2011 and scheduled to happen on March 1, 2013.
8:00 am HT Approx. 18 min. Book Discussion on Reclaiming Fair Use Patricia Aufderheide; Peter Slen 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. 9:18 am HT Approx. 42 min. Enduring Relevance of Alexander Hamilton Richard Sylla New York University’s Richard Sylla talks about Alexander Hamilton’s legacy, focusing ... New York University’s Richard Sylla talks about Alexander Hamilton’s legacy, focusing on his ideas about economics and finance, and how they are relevant to the present day. Alexander Hamilton served as the first Treasury Secretary of the United States. The Alexander Hamilton Awareness Society hosted this event at Trinity Church in New York City
9:18 am HT Approx. 15 min. State and Business Roles in Disability Employment Business leaders, disability employment experts, and governors talked about their success stories ... Business leaders, disability employment experts, and governors talked about their success stories in employing people with disabilities. Governors detailed their individual state programs. South Dakota Governor Dennis Daugaard shared his experiences growing up on a farm with two deaf parents. Judy Woodruff moderated. 
This was a special session on disability employment at the National Governors Association (NGA) 2013 Winter Meeting at the J.W. Marriott Hotel.
8:19 am HT Approx. 36 min. Book Discussion on Living with the UN Kenneth Anderson; Peter Slen American University professor Kenneth Anderson talked about his book, Living with the UN: ... American University professor Kenneth Anderson talked about his book, Living with the UN: American Responsibilities and International Order, in which he argues that some UN organizations are worth supporting while others are not. This interview, conducted at American University, was part of Book TV’s College Series. 10:01 am HT Approx. 1 hr. 17 min. Former Astronaut Joe Kerwin Oral History, Part 2 Joseph Kerwin In the second of the this two part interview, former NASA astronaut for the first SkyLab mission, ... In the second of the this two part interview, former NASA astronaut for the first SkyLab mission, Joseph Kerwin, talked about experimenting with weightlessness, the mission launch and docking on SkyLab, as well as how work in Skylab influenced the development of the International Space Station. Kerwin’s mission was to repair SkyLab and conduct scientific experiments in space, including tests in weightlessness. This interview was part of the Johnson Space Center’s Oral History Project.
9:36 am HT Approx. 1 hr. 29 min. LIVE States and Education Frederick Hess and Bryan Hassell talked about ways to support teachers and school ... Frederick Hess and Bryan Hassell talked about ways to support teachers and school leaders. Following their presentations governors discussed their states' practices and reforms on educational leadership. Topics included teacher pay and workload, hiring standards, policy reforms, and insularity among education professionals.
This panel was part of the National Governors Association (NGA) 2013 Winter Meeting at the J.W. Marriott Hotel, an annual meeting in which a bipartisan group of U.S. governors gathers in Washington, D.C. to discuss issues affecting the states.
8:56 am HT Approx. 1 min. Book Discussion on Mr. Sunday's Saturday Night Chicken Fox News Host Chris Wallace and his wife Lorraine talked about her book Mr. Sunday’s ... Fox News Host Chris Wallace and his wife Lorraine talked about her book Mr. Sunday’s Saturday Night Chicken.
This interview was held at the 35th Annual National Press Club Book Fair and Authors' Night, a fundraiser for the Eric Friedheim National Journalism Library held Tuesday, November 13, 2012, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.
11:20 am HT Approx. 1 hr. 1 min. Martha Jefferson Randolph Cynthia Kierner; Nicole McMullin Author and history professor Cynthia Kierner talked about her book, Martha Jefferson Randolph, ... Author and history professor Cynthia Kierner talked about her book, Martha Jefferson Randolph, Daughter of Monticello, and discussed the impact and importance of Thomas Jefferson’s daughter. She also responded to questions from the audience.
As the oldest and favorite daughter of Thomas Jefferson, Martha “Patsy” Jefferson Randolph was extremely well educated, traveled in the circles of presidents and aristocrats, and was known on two continents for her particular grace and sincerity. Yet, as mistress of a large household, she was not spared the tedium, frustration, and great sorrow that most women of her time faced. Ms. Kierner is professor of history and director of the Ph.D. program in history and art history at George Mason University.
11:07 am HT Approx. 13 min. LIVE Open Phones on National Governors Association Winter Meeting Libby Casey Telephone lines were open for viewer comments following a session of the 2013 National Governors ... Telephone lines were open for viewer comments following a session of the 2013 National Governors Association Winter Meeting. 8:58 am HT Approx. 1 min. New Books Being Released Week of 2/25 New books being released the week of February 25, 2013 were shown. New books being released the week of February 25, 2013 were shown. 12:25 pm HT Approx. 1 hr. 32 min. The ATF Raid at Waco Former ATF agents gave firsthand accounts of the raid on the Branch Davidian compound in Waco, ... Former ATF agents gave firsthand accounts of the raid on the Branch Davidian compound in Waco, Texas in April of 1993. They talked about the buildup to the raid, what they felt went wrong, and the investigation that followed. They also responded to questions from the audience.
11:22 am HT Approx. 54 min. Secretary of State John Kerry Remarks on U.S. Foreign Policy In his first speech as secretary of state, John Kerry spoke about U.S. foreign policy ... In his first speech as secretary of state, John Kerry spoke about U.S. foreign policy challenges. Saying “we can’t be strong in the world unless we are strong at home,” he called on legislators to avoid automatic spending cuts that could jeopardize $2.6 billion in aid, security assistance, and other international programs. 9:00 am HT Approx. 1 hr. 24 min. Book Discussion on Smuggler Nation Professor Peter Andreas talked about his book, Smuggler Nation: How Illicit Trade Made ... Professor Peter Andreas talked about his book, Smuggler Nation: How Illicit Trade Made America, in which he reveals the long history of smuggling in the U.S., which, prior to the Revolutionary War, was driven by a desire to grow domestic industries and bypass import taxes to the British. Today, the U.S. is the leading market in the world for illicitly traded goods, while at the same time being one of the leading voices for reform. Professor Andreas spoke at Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island. 1:57 pm HT Approx. 1 min. Daniel Webster Memorial Historian Richard Norton Smith tours the Daniel Webster Memorial, located beside Washington, ... Historian Richard Norton Smith tours the Daniel Webster Memorial, located beside Washington, DC’s Scott Circle. Sculpted by Gaetano Trentanove, the statue was a gift of Washington Post founder Stilson Hutchins, and was dedicated in 1900.
Webster twice served as U.S. Secretary of State, and represented both New Hampshire and Massachusetts in Congress, serving in the House of Representatives for the former, and the Senate for the latter. With Henry Clay of Kentucky and John C. Calhoun of South Carolina, Webster was one third of the “Great Triumvirate” in the mid-19th century’s “Golden Age” of the U.S. Senate.
12:19 pm HT Approx. 38 min. Nuclear Arsenals Edward Helminski; Ellen Tauscher Former Congresswoman Ellen Tauscher spoke about U.S. and Russian nuclear arsenals. She said ... Former Congresswoman Ellen Tauscher spoke about U.S. and Russian nuclear arsenals. She said the U.S. and Russia should further reduce their nuclear arsenals down to 1000 deployed weapons and 2500 weapons overall. The former undersecretary of state for arms control said that a new arms treaty was unlikely in the next couple of years, and that new reductions should be done after accounting for the nuclear programs in Iran and North Korea. Topics included budgetary restraints. This was the opening keynote address at the Fifth Annual Nuclear Deterrence Summit, “Maintaining a Credible Deterrent Amidst Funding Constraints,” held February 19-22, 2013, at the Renaissance Capital View Hotel by ExchangeMonitor Publications and Forums. 10:30 am HT Approx. 59 min. Book Discussion on After the Music Stopped Alan Blinder Professor Alan Blinder talked about his book, After the Music Stopped: The Financial Crisis, ... Professor Alan Blinder talked about his book, After the Music Stopped: The Financial Crisis, the Response, and the Work Ahead, in which he argues that the 2008 financial crisis resulted from the financial system becoming too complex and unregulated. He also responded to questions from the audience at Politics and Prose in Washington, DC. 2:00 pm HT Approx. 28 min. Old North Church, Part 2 Bob Damon Bob Damon toured Boston’s Christ Church, better known as Old North Church. The church, ... Bob Damon toured Boston’s Christ Church, better known as Old North Church. The church, built in 1723, is best-known for its steeple, where in 1775 patriots hung two lanterns to signal that British troops were moving by water out of Boston, leading to the first shots of the American Revolutionary War. This is the second of a two-part program on the Old North Church.
1:00 pm HT Approx. 31 min. Newsmakers with Representative Bob Goodlatte Representative Bob Goodlatte (R-VA), House Judiciary Committee Chair, talked about immigration and ... Representative Bob Goodlatte (R-VA), House Judiciary Committee Chair, talked about immigration and gun control, two issues his committee was likely to address in 2013. 11:31 am HT Approx. 1 hr. 8 min. Book Discussion on Lincoln: The Screenplay Harold Holzer; Tony Kushner; Daniel Weinberg Tony Kushner, author of the screenplay for the motion picture, “Lincoln,” and Lincoln ... Tony Kushner, author of the screenplay for the motion picture, “Lincoln,” and Lincoln scholar Harold Holzer, author of Lincoln: How Abraham Lincoln Ended Slavery in America, a companion book to the film for young readers, talked about the research and decisions made in the creation of the film script. Mr. Kushner and Mr. Holzer were joined by Daniel Weinberg, owner of the Abraham Lincoln Book Shop in Chicago. 2:30 pm HT Approx. 1 hr. 20 min. The Depression Elections Gregory Geddes; Donald Ritchie; Mary Stuckey Scholars talked about president Franklin D. Roosevelt’s first two presidential campaigns, ... Scholars talked about president Franklin D. Roosevelt’s first two presidential campaigns, which were waged during the Depression years amidst great national uncertainty and fear. The Roosevelt Presidential Library convened panels of scholars to consider all four of FDR’s elections. This program focuses on the Depression years.
1:32 pm HT Approx. 1 hr. 27 min. States and Cybersecurity Security specialists talked to governors about cyber security threats and the response and ... Security specialists talked to governors about cyber security threats and the response and prevention strategies state governments could use. Topics included what threats were posed to individuals, businesses, and governments by cyber crime, espionage, and warfare as well as preventing hacking and theft by insiders.
The meeting began with an Executive Briefing by Sam Ginn on the National Public Safety Network to modernize public safety communications.
“Protecting Our Nation: States and Cybersecurity” was a meeting of the Health and Homeland Security Committee at the National Governors Association (NGA) 2013 Winter Meeting at the J.W. Marriott Hotel.
12:54 pm HT Approx. 1 min. Publishing News 2/22/13 Headlines of publishing news from the week of February 22, 2013 were shown. Headlines of publishing news from the week of February 22, 2013 were shown. 3:53 pm HT Approx. 6 min. Santa Fe's Museum of Indian Arts and Culture Dody Fugate Assistant Curator of Archaeology Dody Fugate talked about the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture, ... Assistant Curator of Archaeology Dody Fugate talked about the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture, which houses Native American art and artifacts from New Mexico.
C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles (LCVs) made a stop in their “2013 LCV Cities Tour” in Santa Fe, New Mexico to feature the history and literary life of the community.*Working with the Comcast Cable local affiliate, they visited literary and historic sites where local historians, authors, and civic leaders were interviewed.*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.
3:00 pm HT Approx. 59 min. Q&A with Keith Richburg Brian Lamb; Keith Richburg Keith Richburg talked about China and other countries he has lived in as a reporter for the past ... Keith Richburg talked about China and other countries he has lived in as a reporter for the past 35 years. He recounted details of the exclusive story he reported about blind Chinese activist Chen Guangchen, and his attempts to leave the country. He explained the co-dependency of the U.S.-China relationship and gave his personal assessment of the future of China. Richburg also shared details of the jailing of Communist Party Chief Bo Xilai, which he stated exposed a lot of “corruption and shenanigans” at high levels of the Chinese Communist Party. He talked about his time in Africa, where he gathered information for his first book, Out Of America: A Black Man Confronts Africa. He also explained the difficulty of entering North Korea as a journalist and provides insight through video he was able to take, into a society which few journalists are allowed to enter. 1:00 pm HT Approx. 1 hr. Book Discussion on Everything Bad Is Good for You Steven Johnson; Greg Scheitler Steven Johnson talked about his book Everything Bad Is Good for You: How Today’s Popular ... Steven Johnson talked about his book Everything Bad Is Good for You: How Today’s Popular Culture Is Actually Making Us Smarter, published by Riverhead. He argued that popular culture has grown more complicated, to the point where it is like brain exercise, for example, video games. He said that current popular culture is made up of complex systems. After his presentation he answered audience members' questions. 4:01 pm HT Approx. 2 hr. 31 min. Life Portrait of George Washington In the first of a series of life portraits of American presidents, Mr. Smith and ... In the first of a series of life portraits of American presidents, Mr. Smith and Mr. Rees discussed the life and career of George Washington. They further talked about the history of Washington’s home, Mount Vernon. Various rooms and quarters at Mount Vernon were shown. The guests also responded to telephone calls from viewers. Austen Blakesly was interviewed by telephone about why his middle school was named for President Washington.
Closed captioning begins approximately 14 minutes into the program.
4:02 pm HT Approx. 45 min. U.S.-Japan Relations Shinzo Abe; John Hamre Following a meeting with President Obama meeting, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe spoke about ... Following a meeting with President Obama meeting, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe spoke about their agreement to improve trade relations between their two countries as well as the prime minister’s “Abenomincs” economic plan. He also talked about Japan’s future and U.S.-Japanese relations. He discussed the importance of Japan’s relationship with China but said the U.S. and international community could pressure China to influence North Korea to prevent any future nuclear missile tests. He responded to questions from the audience. 2:02 pm HT Approx. 1 hr. 14 min. Book Discussion on The Terror Factory Trevor Aaronson; Monika Bauerlein Trevor Aaronson talked about his book, The Terror Factory: Inside the FBI’s Manufactured ... Trevor Aaronson talked about his book, The Terror Factory: Inside the FBI’s Manufactured War on Terrorism, in which he said that since September 11, 2001, the FBI had built up a network of over 15,000 informants in Muslim communities around the U.S. He argued that these informants spearheaded phony terror plots which were then exposed by the FBI with great fanfare to make counterterrorism efforts appear sucessful. During this event, Mr. Aaronson spoke with Monika Bauerlein, co-editor of Mother Jones magazine. 6:32 pm HT Approx. 2 min. Adams Memorial Richard Smith A short piece on the Adams Memorial in Washington, DC’s Rock Creek Cemetery. The ... A short piece on the Adams Memorial in Washington, DC’s Rock Creek Cemetery. The memorial rests above the graves of author Henry Adams and his wife Marian “Clover” Hooper Adams, for whom the writer commissioned the memorial after her 1885 suicide. Scultped by Augustus Saint-Gaudens and designed by architect Stanford White, the memorial is also known as “Grief.”
Historian Richard Norton Smith provides the voice-over for this piece.
4:50 pm HT Approx. 1 hr. 3 min. Greg Smith Remarks on Business Ethics Ken Schotts; Greg Smith Wall Street executive Greg Smith spoke to Stanford students about his time at the Goldman Sachs, ... Wall Street executive Greg Smith spoke to Stanford students about his time at the Goldman Sachs, why he quit and the ethics of Wall Street investment firms. He resigned from Goldman Sachs in March of 2012, and wrote an op-ed in the New York Times decrying the firm’s change in culture and loss of client focus. He has since written a book called Why I Left Goldman Sachs: A Wall Street Story. He also responded to questions from the audience. 3:18 pm HT Approx. 45 min. Book Discussion on Radical: Fighting to Put Students First Michelle Rhee Michelle Rhee, former chancellor of the Washington, D.C. public school system, talked about her ... Michelle Rhee, former chancellor of the Washington, D.C. public school system, talked about her book, Radical: Fighting to Put Students First , in which she recounts her career and presents her thoughts on education reform. Ms. Rhee spoke at the Hudson Union Society in New York City. 6:35 pm HT Approx. 1 hr. 20 min. The Depression Elections Gregory Geddes; Donald Ritchie; Mary Stuckey Scholars talked about president Franklin D. Roosevelt’s first two presidential campaigns, ... Scholars talked about president Franklin D. Roosevelt’s first two presidential campaigns, which were waged during the Depression years amidst great national uncertainty and fear. The Roosevelt Presidential Library convened panels of scholars to consider all four of FDR’s elections. This program focuses on the Depression years.
5:54 pm HT Approx. 3 min. Secretary of State John Kerry Remarks on U.S. Foreign Policy In his first speech as secretary of state, John Kerry spoke about U.S. foreign policy ... In his first speech as secretary of state, John Kerry spoke about U.S. foreign policy challenges. Saying “we can’t be strong in the world unless we are strong at home,” he called on legislators to avoid automatic spending cuts that could jeopardize $2.6 billion in aid, security assistance, and other international programs. 4:04 pm HT Approx. 56 min. After Words with Ed Whitacre Stephanie Mehta; Edward Whitacre Former CEO of AT&T Ed Whitacre talked about his memoir, American Turnaround: Reinventing AT&T ... Former CEO of AT&T Ed Whitacre talked about his memoir, American Turnaround: Reinventing AT&T and GM and the Way We Do Business in the USA. In his memoir he tells the story of a small-town Texan who rose through the ranks of business to lead one of the nation’s largest telecommunications companies. Mr. Whitacre also offered solutions to help restore the U.S. economy. He spoke with Fortune magazine’s Stephanie Mehta. 7:57 pm HT Approx. 2 min. Titanic Memorial Richard Smith 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.
6:00 pm HT Approx. 59 min. Q&A with Keith Richburg Brian Lamb; Keith Richburg Keith Richburg talked about China and other countries he has lived in as a reporter for the past ... Keith Richburg talked about China and other countries he has lived in as a reporter for the past 35 years. He recounted details of the exclusive story he reported about blind Chinese activist Chen Guangchen, and his attempts to leave the country. He explained the co-dependency of the U.S.-China relationship and gave his personal assessment of the future of China. Richburg also shared details of the jailing of Communist Party Chief Bo Xilai, which he stated exposed a lot of “corruption and shenanigans” at high levels of the Chinese Communist Party. He talked about his time in Africa, where he gathered information for his first book, Out Of America: A Black Man Confronts Africa. He also explained the difficulty of entering North Korea as a journalist and provides insight through video he was able to take, into a society which few journalists are allowed to enter. 5:01 pm HT Approx. 1 hr. 46 min. Panel Discussion on If Mayors Ruled the World Benjamin Barber; Frances Piven Benjamin Barber talked about his book, If Mayors Ruled the World, in which he examined ... Benjamin Barber talked about his book, If Mayors Ruled the World, in which he examined public policy and problem-solving efforts at the municipal level. He argued that more should be done to push cooperation between cities on even major global issues like climate change, illegal trafficking, immigration, and terrorism. During this event, held at the City University of New York, Professor Barber was joined by CUNY’s Frances Fox Piven, and the y responded to questions from the audience. 8:00 pm HT Approx. 36 min. Book Discussion on Across That Bridge John Lewis Representative John Lewis (D-GA) presents lessons he learned as a leader of the civil rights ... Representative John Lewis (D-GA) presents lessons he learned as a leader of the civil rights movement. Representative Lewis, who was chairman of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) from 1963 to 1966, recalls his life of activism in the hopes of imparting his experience to a new generation of activists. He responded to questions from members of the audience at Politics and Prose Bookstore.
7:01 pm HT Approx. 45 min. U.S.-Japan Relations Shinzo Abe; John Hamre Following a meeting with President Obama meeting, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe spoke about ... Following a meeting with President Obama meeting, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe spoke about their agreement to improve trade relations between their two countries as well as the prime minister’s “Abenomincs” economic plan. He also talked about Japan’s future and U.S.-Japanese relations. He discussed the importance of Japan’s relationship with China but said the U.S. and international community could pressure China to influence North Korea to prevent any future nuclear missile tests. He responded to questions from the audience. 6:48 pm HT Approx. 1 min. New Books Being Released Week of 2/25 New books being released the week of February 25, 2013 were shown. New books being released the week of February 25, 2013 were shown. 8:38 pm HT Approx. 6 min. New Mexico's Railroad History Frederick Friedman Transportation and train expert Fred Friedman talked about the history and significance of trains ... Transportation and train expert Fred Friedman talked about the history and significance of trains in New Mexico. There were at least 16 railroad properties in New Mexico in the 1880s. He talked about the people integral to the expansion, the Santa Fe Trail, as well as trains today and plans for future expansions. He also looked at maps housed at the Fray Angelico Chavez History Library that show the railroad lines that ran through New Mexico and how they changed the state.
C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles (LCVs) made a stop in their “2013 LCV Cities Tour” in Santa Fe, New Mexico to feature the history and literary life of the community.*Working with the Comcast Cable local affiliate, they visited literary and historic sites where local historians, authors, and civic leaders were interviewed.*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.
7:49 pm HT Approx. 2 hr. 14 min. 2013 Agricultural Outlook Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack spoke at his department’s annual agricultural outlook ... Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack spoke at his department’s annual agricultural outlook forum. He warned of the human-made and natural risks in the agriculture industry, including the upcoming sequestration automatic budget cuts and climate change. Former Senator Majority Leader Tom Daschle (D-SD) talked bout the challenges of global food security and agriculture development. They also responded to questions from the audience. 7:01 pm HT Approx. 56 min. After Words with Ed Whitacre Stephanie Mehta; Edward Whitacre Former CEO of AT&T Ed Whitacre talked about his memoir, American Turnaround: Reinventing AT&T ... Former CEO of AT&T Ed Whitacre talked about his memoir, American Turnaround: Reinventing AT&T and GM and the Way We Do Business in the USA. In his memoir he tells the story of a small-town Texan who rose through the ranks of business to lead one of the nation’s largest telecommunications companies. Mr. Whitacre also offered solutions to help restore the U.S. economy. He spoke with Fortune magazine’s Stephanie Mehta. 8:45 pm HT Approx. 1 hr. 13 min. The End of WWII and the Early Cold War Matthew O'Brien History Professor Matthew O’Brien spoke about the causes, major battles and repercussions of ... History Professor Matthew O’Brien spoke about the causes, major battles and repercussions of World War II. He also examined Hitler’s advance through Europe, Winston Churchill’s strategy to fight the Nazis, the failing of the Soviet Union’s non-aggression pact with Germany, and the eventual full participation of the United States in the war following the attack on Pearl Harbor.
This hour and 15-minute class took place at Franciscan University of Steubenville in Ohio.
10:07 pm HT Approx. 41 min. U.S. Cyber Command Operations Greg Poersch; Brett Williams Major General Brett Williams, operations director of U.S. Cyber Command, talked about his mission, ... Major General Brett Williams, operations director of U.S. Cyber Command, talked about his mission, saying cyber operations must be planned and executed using the same processes the military uses for conventional warfare. He said the key to effective cyber operations was a well-trained force and sufficient information as opposed to technical superiority. 
This was the first opening keynote address at the 4th Annual Cybersecurity Symposium, “Taking Stock of Cyber Preparedness: A Team Path to Active Resilience,” held at the Capital Hilton Hotel by the Washington, D.C., chapter of the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association.
8:00 pm HT Approx. 18 min. Book Discussion on Reclaiming Fair Use Patricia Aufderheide; Peter Slen 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. 10:00 pm HT Approx. 59 min. Q&A with Kirk Lippold Brian Lamb; Kirk Lippold Kirk Lippold talked about Front Burner: Al Qaeda’s Attack on the USS Cole, his ... Kirk Lippold talked about Front Burner: Al Qaeda’s Attack on the USS Cole, his historical narrative of the October 12, 2000, bombing at a refueling stop in the port of Aden in Yemen, which killed 17 crew members and injured 37. He described the heroic measures taken by his crew to save the ship from sinking and reduce casualties. He commented on the Navy’s formal investigation, and the final report that concluded all the available force protection measures were not put in place by himself on that day. He described the adverse effect the report had on his own future, prompting a senator to block his nomination to be promoted to captain. He called the attack the “start of the war on terror” and discussed intelligence lapses before and after the incident.
Kirk Lippold retired from the Navy at the rank of Commander in 2007 after serving 26 years. He graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1981, and received his Master’s degree in Systems Engineering from the Navy.
10:48 pm HT Approx. 24 min. White House Cybersecurity Goals Tina Kuhn; Andy Ozment; Brian Roach Andy Ozment, senior White House cybersecurity director, outlined the goals of President ... Andy Ozment, senior White House cybersecurity director, outlined the goals of President Obama’s executive order on the issue, and described areas where new legislation would be required in order to fully implement the administration’s plan. 
This was the second luncheon keynote address at the 4th Annual Cybersecurity Symposium, “Taking Stock of Cyber Preparedness: A Team Path to Active Resilience,” held at the Capital Hilton Hotel by the Washington, D.C., chapter of the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association.
8:19 pm HT Approx. 36 min. Book Discussion on Living with the UN Kenneth Anderson; Peter Slen American University professor Kenneth Anderson talked about his book, Living with the UN: ... American University professor Kenneth Anderson talked about his book, Living with the UN: American Responsibilities and International Order, in which he argues that some UN organizations are worth supporting while others are not. This interview, conducted at American University, was part of Book TV’s College Series. 11:00 pm HT Approx. 1 hr. 17 min. Former Astronaut Joe Kerwin Oral History, Part 2 Joseph Kerwin In the second of the this two part interview, former NASA astronaut for the first SkyLab mission, ... In the second of the this two part interview, former NASA astronaut for the first SkyLab mission, Joseph Kerwin, talked about experimenting with weightlessness, the mission launch and docking on SkyLab, as well as how work in Skylab influenced the development of the International Space Station. Kerwin’s mission was to repair SkyLab and conduct scientific experiments in space, including tests in weightlessness. This interview was part of the Johnson Space Center’s Oral History Project.
11:14 pm HT Approx. 1 hr. 40 min. State and Business Roles in Disability Employment Business leaders, disability employment experts, and governors talked about their success stories ... Business leaders, disability employment experts, and governors talked about their success stories in employing people with disabilities. Governors detailed their individual state programs. South Dakota Governor Dennis Daugaard shared his experiences growing up on a farm with two deaf parents. Judy Woodruff moderated. 
This was a special session on disability employment at the National Governors Association (NGA) 2013 Winter Meeting at the J.W. Marriott Hotel.
9:00 pm HT Approx. 1 hr. Book Discussion on Congressman Lincoln Chris DeRose Chris DeRose talked about his book, Congressman Lincoln: The Making of America’s Greatest ... Chris DeRose talked about his book, Congressman Lincoln: The Making of America’s Greatest President, in which he recounts Abraham Lincoln’s single term in Congress. Lincoln, a Whig Party representative from Illinois, arrived in Washington in 1847 with little name recognition. In his book, the author examines the future president’s political thinking and personal life during his start in national politics. Chris DeRose spoke at Changing Hands Bookstore in Tempe, Arizona. 12:20 am HT Approx. 1 hr. 1 min. Martha Jefferson Randolph Cynthia Kierner; Nicole McMullin Author and history professor Cynthia Kierner talked about her book, Martha Jefferson Randolph, ... Author and history professor Cynthia Kierner talked about her book, Martha Jefferson Randolph, Daughter of Monticello, and discussed the impact and importance of Thomas Jefferson’s daughter. She also responded to questions from the audience.
As the oldest and favorite daughter of Thomas Jefferson, Martha “Patsy” Jefferson Randolph was extremely well educated, traveled in the circles of presidents and aristocrats, and was known on two continents for her particular grace and sincerity. Yet, as mistress of a large household, she was not spared the tedium, frustration, and great sorrow that most women of her time faced. Ms. Kierner is professor of history and director of the Ph.D. program in history and art history at George Mason University.
12:58 am HT Approx. 59 min. Q&A with Keith Richburg Brian Lamb; Keith Richburg Keith Richburg talked about China and other countries he has lived in as a reporter for the past ... Keith Richburg talked about China and other countries he has lived in as a reporter for the past 35 years. He recounted details of the exclusive story he reported about blind Chinese activist Chen Guangchen, and his attempts to leave the country. He explained the co-dependency of the U.S.-China relationship and gave his personal assessment of the future of China. Richburg also shared details of the jailing of Communist Party Chief Bo Xilai, which he stated exposed a lot of “corruption and shenanigans” at high levels of the Chinese Communist Party. He talked about his time in Africa, where he gathered information for his first book, Out Of America: A Black Man Confronts Africa. He also explained the difficulty of entering North Korea as a journalist and provides insight through video he was able to take, into a society which few journalists are allowed to enter. 10:01 pm HT Approx. 56 min. After Words with Ed Whitacre Stephanie Mehta; Edward Whitacre Former CEO of AT&T Ed Whitacre talked about his memoir, American Turnaround: Reinventing AT&T ... Former CEO of AT&T Ed Whitacre talked about his memoir, American Turnaround: Reinventing AT&T and GM and the Way We Do Business in the USA. In his memoir he tells the story of a small-town Texan who rose through the ranks of business to lead one of the nation’s largest telecommunications companies. Mr. Whitacre also offered solutions to help restore the U.S. economy. He spoke with Fortune magazine’s Stephanie Mehta. 1:23 am HT Approx. 2 min. Titanic Memorial Richard Smith 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.
10:58 pm HT Approx. 1 min. Publishing News 2/22/13 Headlines of publishing news from the week of February 22, 2013 were shown. Headlines of publishing news from the week of February 22, 2013 were shown. 1:25 am HT Approx. 1 hr. 32 min. The ATF Raid at Waco Former ATF agents gave firsthand accounts of the raid on the Branch Davidian compound in Waco, ... Former ATF agents gave firsthand accounts of the raid on the Branch Davidian compound in Waco, Texas in April of 1993. They talked about the buildup to the raid, what they felt went wrong, and the investigation that followed. They also responded to questions from the audience.
11:00 pm HT Approx. 39 min. Panel Discussion on Pussy Riot: A Punk Prayer For Freedom Contributors to the book Pussy Riot: A Punk Prayer for Freedom talked about the ... Contributors to the book Pussy Riot: A Punk Prayer for Freedom talked about the Moscow-based feminist, punk collective Pussy Riot, whose members were arrested for staging a protest against Russian President Vladimir Putin on February 12, 2012. The three women were charged with felony hoolinganism and sentenced to two years in prison, where two remain. They spoke and read excerpts from the book at Barnes and Noble Booksellers in New York City.
11:40 pm HT Approx. 1 min. New Books Being Released Week of 2/25 New books being released the week of February 25, 2013 were shown. New books being released the week of February 25, 2013 were shown.
11:45 pm HT Approx. 1 hr. 1 min. Book Discussion on Becoming Europe Samuel Gregg Samuel Gregg talked about his book, Becoming Europe: Economic Decline, Culture, and How America ... Samuel Gregg talked about his book, Becoming Europe: Economic Decline, Culture, and How America Can Avoid a European Future, in which he argues that if our elected leaders don’t find the courage to reform the economy and government spending soon, the U.S. could find itself in the same terrible economic situation as many European countries do today.
1:00 am HT Approx. 1 hr. 46 min. Panel Discussion on If Mayors Ruled the World Benjamin Barber; Frances Piven Benjamin Barber talked about his book, If Mayors Ruled the World, in which he examined ... Benjamin Barber talked about his book, If Mayors Ruled the World, in which he examined public policy and problem-solving efforts at the municipal level. He argued that more should be done to push cooperation between cities on even major global issues like climate change, illegal trafficking, immigration, and terrorism. During this event, held at the City University of New York, Professor Barber was joined by CUNY’s Frances Fox Piven, and the y responded to questions from the audience.