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5:00 am MT Approx. 49 min. LIVE Open Phones ; ; Telephone lines were open for viewer comments on what President Obama’s top priority should ... Telephone lines were open for viewer comments on what President Obama’s top priority should be in his State of the Union address. 
Ed O’Keefe spoke by phone about former President Bill Clinton’s speech on Friday, February 8, 2013 at the House Democratic retreat. 
C-SPAN Radio’s Nancy Calo previewed the Sunday morning talk shows.
4:15 am MT Approx. 1 hr. 20 min. Book Discussion on My Beloved World ; Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor talked about her autobiography, My Beloved World, in ... Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor talked about her autobiography, My Beloved World, in which she recounts her life from her childhood in the Bronx to her education at Princeton and Yale Law School, as well as her legal and judicial career, which led to her appointment as the first Hispanic and third woman to sit on the Supreme Court. Justice Sotomayor spoke at the Wortham Center in Houston. 5:00 am MT Approx. 1 hr. Q&A with Douglas Brinkley ; Rice University History Professor Douglas Brinkley talked about his new biography of long-time CBS ... Rice University History Professor Douglas Brinkley talked about his new biography of long-time CBS “Evening News” anchor Walter Cronkite, who was often referred to as “the most trusted man in America.” Cronkite chronicles his early life in Missouri and Texas and his United Press wire service reporting from the front lines of World War II. He shared stories of Cronkite’s rise through the ranks of CBS News, including the task of anchoring the 1952 political conventions and the expansion of the CBS Evening News from 15 to 30 minutes in 1963. Brinkley suggests that while Cronkite’s Evening News broadcasts aimed for political objectivity, his radio commentaries were what he terms “left leaning.” Brinkley describes Cronkite’s retirement at age 65 from the nightly newscast and his subsequent regret in choosing Dan Rather as his replacement. Brinkley discussed his research methods, which included access to Cronkite’s private papers and interviews with over 150 people.
5:52 am MT Approx. 46 min. LIVE Role of Moderate Congressional Republicans ; Steven LaTourette talked about moderate Republicans in Congress and the role they plan in fiscal ... Steven LaTourette talked about moderate Republicans in Congress and the role they plan in fiscal matters, such as sequestration budget cuts scheduled to happen on March 1, 2013. Topics included ways the party might win the next presidential election, gun control, unemployment and the economy, and the federal budget. He also responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. 5:45 am MT Approx. 39 min. Book Discussion on The Fall of the House of Dixie Bruce Levine, history professor at the University of Illinois, talked about the effect the Civil ... Bruce Levine, history professor at the University of Illinois, talked about the effect the Civil War had on the South’s political, economic, and social structures. Professor Levine spoke at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum in Springfield, Illinois. 6:01 am MT Approx. 25 min. Old North Church, Part 1 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 first of a two-part program on the Old North Church.
6:40 am MT Approx. 43 min. LIVE Violence Against Women ; Kim Gandy talked about the Violence Against Women Act and the debate in the Senate over its ... Kim Gandy talked about the Violence Against Women Act and the debate in the Senate over its expansion and renewal. Topics included the chances for the Violence Against Women Act to pass, why Congress is debating the act, how the rate of violence against women is changing in the U.S., and what the major causes are for violence against women. The Violence Against Women Act was first signed into law in 1994 by President Clinton. C-SPAN Radio’s Nancy Calo was also shown reading news headlines. 6:24 am MT Approx. 1 min. Book TV Fairs and Festivals A list of book fairs and festivals as of January 24, 2013. A list of book fairs and festivals as of January 24, 2013. 6:27 am MT Approx. 2 min. Adams Memorial 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.
7:24 am MT Approx. 35 min. LIVE North Korean Nuclear Ambition ; Victor Cha talked about North Korea’s nuclear capability in light of a recent YouTube video ... Victor Cha talked about North Korea’s nuclear capability in light of a recent YouTube video showing an animated version of the city of Manhattan in flames. Topics included the strength of North Korea’s nuclear program, security issues North Korea’s nuclear knowledge could present, propaganda and anti-U.S. sentiment in North Korea, and how North Korea may change under the rule of Kim Jong Un. 6:26 am MT Approx. 3 min. Book Discussion on Bay and Her Boys Author Bay Buchanan talked about her book, Bay and Her Boys: Unexpected Lessons I Learned as a ... Author Bay Buchanan talked about her book, Bay and Her Boys: Unexpected Lessons I Learned as a (Single) Mom.
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.
6:31 am MT Approx. 56 min. Herbert Hoover’s Secret History of the Second World War and its Aftermath Historian George Nash discussed Herbert Hoover’s manuscript, Freedom Betrayed: Herbert ... Historian George Nash discussed Herbert Hoover’s manuscript, Freedom Betrayed: Herbert Hoover’s Secret History of the Second World War and Its Aftermath, which was edited by both Mr. Nash and the Hoover Institution Press. The book is the culmination of a literary project launched by Hoover during WWII that evolved into a critique of U.S. foreign policy during the war and the early years of the Cold War. Hoover argues that FDR’s pre-war and wartime diplomacy had made the world safe for Stalinist Russia and triggered the Cold War.
8:00 am MT Approx. 29 min. Newsmakers with Representative Chris Van Hollen Representative Chris Van Hollen (D-MD), the top Democrat on the House Budget Committee, talked ... Representative Chris Van Hollen (D-MD), the top Democrat on the House Budget Committee, talked about the Congressional Budget Office’s report, budget hearings, the sequester scheduled to begin March 1, 2013, the debt, working with House Republican leaders and Representative Paul Ryan (R-WI), potential furloughs of federal workers, and more. 6:30 am MT Approx. 48 min. Book Discussion on The Big Truck That Went By Correspondent Jonathan Katz talked about his book, The Big Truck That Went By: How the World ... Correspondent Jonathan Katz talked about his book, The Big Truck That Went By: How the World Came to Save Haiti and Left Behind a Disaster, about the failure to rebuild the country even though many aid agencies took part in the effort. Mr. Katz also talked about the involvement of people like actor Sean Penn, who went down to the country with the best of intentions but ended up hindering the efforts of others. Mr Katz spoke at Barnes and Noble Booksellers in New York City. 7:30 am MT Approx. 1 hr. 19 min. Progressive Era Conservation Movement College of William and Mary professor Andrew Fisher talked about the first conservation effort in ... College of William and Mary professor Andrew Fisher talked about the first conservation effort in American history to protect forests from rampant logging and hydraulic mining. During the Progressive Era from 1901 through 1909, President Theodore Roosevelt worked with Gifford Pinchot -- the first Chief of the U.S. Forest Service -- to set aside more than a hundred and fifty million acres of land to be under federal government control. This land was designated for National Parks and responsible logging.
8:31 am MT Approx. 3 hr. 31 min. CIA Director Nomination Hearing The Senate Select Committee on Intelligence held a hearing on the nomination of John Brennan to ... The Senate Select Committee on Intelligence held a hearing on the nomination of John Brennan to become director of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). Senator Mark Warner (D-VA) introduced Deputy National Security Adviser for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism Brennan, who had served in the CIA for 25 years. Mr. Brennan defended anti-terrorist attacks by unmanned drones and said lethal strikes were only used as a last resort. He also said that he was not certain the use of water-boarding in interrogations had produced valuable information. Other topics addressed included security leaks and counter-terrorism efforts against al-Qaeda
Committee Chair Feinstein stopped the hearing for a few minutes to clear the room after several outbursts from protesters delayed the hearing. Members of the public wishing to return to the hearing had to be screened by Capitol Police.
7:27 am MT Approx. 2 min. Publishing News 2-7-13 Publishing news from the week of February 7, 2013. Publishing news from the week of February 7, 2013. 8:51 am MT Approx. 6 min. Santa Fe's Museum of Indian Arts and Culture 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.
12:03 pm MT Approx. 12 min. LIVE Open Phones on Drone Strikes Telephone lines were open for viewer comments on the issue of drone strikes against U.S. citizens ... Telephone lines were open for viewer comments on the issue of drone strikes against U.S. citizens after a re-airing of the hearing held by the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence on the nomination of John Brennan to become director of the Central Intelligence Agency. 7:30 am MT Approx. 1 hr. 20 min. Book Discussion on Freedom National James Oakes talked about his book, Freedom National: The Destruction of Slavery in the United ... James Oakes talked about his book, Freedom National: The Destruction of Slavery in the United States, 1861-1865, in which he examines the efforts, ranging from the militaristic to the legislative, to end slavery during the Civil War. The author spoke on a panel with Pulitzer Prize-winning historians Annette Gordon-Reed and James McPherson, Edward Ayers, president of the University of Richmond, and Eric Foner, history professor at Columbia University. The panel was hosted by the National Archives in Washington, D.C. 9:00 am MT Approx. 56 min. Three Days at Gettysburg, Part 1 ; ; Historians Craig Symonds, James McPherson and Harold Holzer discuss the first day of the Battle of ... Historians Craig Symonds, James McPherson and Harold Holzer discuss the first day of the Battle of Gettysburg. The three-day battle fought in Pennsylvania from July 1 through July 3, 1863, resulted in an estimated 51,000 casualties.
This is the first part of a two-part program, “Three Days at Gettysburg,” that was part of the series “The Civil War: 150 Years,” a program of the New York Historical Society Bernard and Irene Schwartz Distinguished Speakers Series. This event is labeled “Part II” in the archives of the New York Historical Society, as it was originally scheduled.
12:16 pm MT Approx. 2 hr. 34 min. Benghazi Consulate Attack Defense Secretary Leon Panetta and Joint Chiefs of Staff Chair Martin Dempsey testified on the ... Defense Secretary Leon Panetta and Joint Chiefs of Staff Chair Martin Dempsey testified on the September 11, 2012, attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya. Secretary Panetta in his opening statement said that the speed of the attack prevented U.S. armed forces from responding quickly enough to save those killed in the attack, and that time, distance, and lack of warning hindered the response. Republican members reiterated prior criticisms of the Obama administration, among them that administration officials ignored previous warnings from U.S. officials in Libya. Secretary Panetta talked about the issue of sequestration, and the damaging impact military budget cuts would have on readiness. They also answered questions on recommendations from the U.S. State Department and CIA to arm Syrian rebels, which were ultimately rejected by President Obama. 9:00 am MT Approx. 59 min. Book Discussion on The U.S. Senate ; Former Democratic Senator Tom Daschle of South Dakota talked about his book, The U.S. ... Former Democratic Senator Tom Daschle of South Dakota talked about his book, The U.S. Senate, in which he presented a history of the U.S. Senate and explained the specific responsibilities and operational differences between the Senate and the House of Representatives. He spoke at the National Archives in Washington, D.C. 10:00 am MT Approx. 53 min. Living with the Atomic Bomb Michael Scheibach, a specialist in the Atomic age, talked about how Americans from 1940-1960 dealt ... Michael Scheibach, a specialist in the Atomic age, talked about how Americans from 1940-1960 dealt with the threat of nuclear annihilation, including the impact of civil defense drills, merchandising campaigns using atomic imagery, and popular entertainments like comic books and science fiction movies.
2:51 pm MT Approx. 48 min. Farewell Ceremony for Secretary Leon Panetta President Obama and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Chair Martin Dempsey paid tribute to ... President Obama and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Chair Martin Dempsey paid tribute to outgoing Defense Secretary Leon Panetta. The ceremony included members from all of the U.S. Armed Forces as well as performances by the U.S. Army Band. 10:00 am MT Approx. 55 min. After Words with Jonathan Last ; Author Jonathan Last talks about his book, What to Expect When No One’s Expecting: ... Author Jonathan Last talks about his book, What to Expect When No One’s Expecting: America’s Coming Demographic Disaster, in which he discusses the population implosion in the U.S. and it’s impact on the economy, culture and politics. He argued that if the U.S. wants to continue to be a world leader, Americans must have more children. He discussed the country’s demographic changes with Pew Research Center’s D’Vera Cohn. 10:55 am MT Approx. 4 min. The Civil War and American Art, Part 2 In this second of a two-part look at a Smithsonian American Art Museum exhibit, senior curator ... In this second of a two-part look at a Smithsonian American Art Museum exhibit, senior curator Eleanor Jones Harvey talked about the symbolism of a selection of paintings and photographs with a group of journalists.
3:44 pm MT Approx. 13 min. Secretary of the Interior Department Nomination ; ; President Obama announced his nomination of Sally Jewell for secretary of the interior. He ... President Obama announced his nomination of Sally Jewell for secretary of the interior. He also praised the service of the retiring Secretary Ken Salazar. Secretary Salazar and Ms. Jewell also made remarks. 10:56 am MT Approx. 3 min. Book Discussion on Women of the Washington Press Maurine Beasley talked about her book, Women of the Washington Press: Politics, Prejudice, and ... Maurine Beasley talked about her book, Women of the Washington Press: Politics, Prejudice, and Persistence.
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.
11:00 am MT Approx. 1 hr. 32 min. Eugenics in Early 20th Century America Professor Robert Rydell of Montana State University talked about the history of eugenics in early ... Professor Robert Rydell of Montana State University talked about the history of eugenics in early 20th century America. Eugenics is a science that advocates improving the hereditary qualities of a race through controlled mating. Professor Rydell talked about some of the eugenics studies and experiments that took in the United States, as well as eugenics-based forced sterilization laws passed by several states that targeted the so-called “feebleminded.”
4:00 pm MT Approx. 29 min. Newsmakers with Representative Chris Van Hollen Representative Chris Van Hollen (D-MD), the top Democrat on the House Budget Committee, talked ... Representative Chris Van Hollen (D-MD), the top Democrat on the House Budget Committee, talked about the Congressional Budget Office’s report, budget hearings, the sequester scheduled to begin March 1, 2013, the debt, working with House Republican leaders and Representative Paul Ryan (R-WI), potential furloughs of federal workers, and more. 11:00 am MT Approx. 17 min. Book Discussion on Underdogs ; U.S. Naval Academy professor Aaron O’Connell talks about his book Underdogs: The Making ... U.S. Naval Academy professor Aaron O’Connell talks about his book Underdogs: The Making of the Modern Marine Corps. This interview, part of Book TV’s College Series, was recorded at the U.S.Naval Academy. 12:33 pm MT Approx. 14 min. History of the State of the Union Address Senate Historian Donald Ritchie talked about the history of the State of the Union from George ... Senate Historian Donald Ritchie talked about the history of the State of the Union from George Washington to the present. The interview includes historic video clips, photographs, and artwork depicting joint sessions of Congress. This discussion was followed by portions of Presidents Kennedy’s 1963 and President Nixon’s 1970 State of the Union addresses.
4:31 pm MT Approx. 1 hr. 6 min. Manufacturing and Immigration Senators Michael Bennett (D-CO), John McCain (R-AZ), and Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) talked with Steve ... Senators Michael Bennett (D-CO), John McCain (R-AZ), and Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) talked with Steve Clemons about the effects of immigration reform on the manufacturing industry, job creation, and economic growth. Topics included guest worker visas, biometric worker verification systems, and allowing students who attain college degrees in the U.S. to stay in the country after graduation. The senators also answered questions from the audience.
“Manufacturing & Jobs in the Next American Economy: Post-Partisan Viewpoints on Immigration” was part of the Atlantic Live’s “Manufacturing’s Next Chapter” conference held at the Newseum Knight Conference Center.
11:18 am MT Approx. 2 min. Publishing News 2-7-13 Publishing news from the week of February 7, 2013. Publishing news from the week of February 7, 2013. 12:48 pm MT Approx. 5 min. State of the Union Address A portion of President Kennedy’s State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress. A portion of President Kennedy’s State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress.
5:38 pm MT Approx. 21 min. Presidential Remarks at House Democratic Issues Conference ; President Obama spoke to the Democratic Caucus of the House of Representatives. He said that ... President Obama spoke to the Democratic Caucus of the House of Representatives. He said that immigration reform and gun violence reduction proposals were the top priorities for his second term, and that he planned to talk about job creation, education, and energy in his February 12, 2013, State of the Union Address. He also talked about preventing the sequestration budget cuts scheduled to happen on March 1, 2013, and said that he expected Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi to be speaker of the House again.
The House Democratic Issues Conference was a three-day retreat at the Lansdowne Resort in Leesburg, Virginia.
11:21 am MT Approx. 11 min. Book Discussion on The Lost Promise of Civil Rights ; Professor Risa Goluboff talked about her book, The Lost Promise of Civil Rights. The ... Professor Risa Goluboff talked about her book, The Lost Promise of Civil Rights. The interview, part of Book TV’s college series, was recorded at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville. 1:00 pm MT Approx. 54 min. Former NASA Flight Director Gerry Griffin Oral History, Part 2 In the second of the this two-part interview, Gerald Griffin, former NASA flight director, flight ... In the second of the this two-part interview, Gerald Griffin, former NASA flight director, flight controller, and Johnson Space Center director, talked about transitioning from master control of the Apollo missions to director of the Johnson Space Center. He also talked about working with Washington, the results of the fatal Challenger mission, and the future of space travel. This hour long interview was part of the Johnson Space Center’s Oral History Project.
6:00 pm MT Approx. 59 min. Q & A with Amity Shlaes ; Bloomberg correspondent and author Amity Shlaes talked about her biography of the 30th President ... Bloomberg correspondent and author Amity Shlaes talked about her biography of the 30th President of the United States, Coolidge, in which she traces the life of Calvin Coolidge from his early days in Plymouth Notch, Vermont through his presidency and ultimate return to New England where he died at the age of 60. She said that Coolidge should be remembered for the fact that when he left office in 1929, the federal budget was lower than when he took office in 1923. She told the story of Coolidge’s rise through local and state politics in Vermont and Massachusetts, and describes Coolidge’s involvement as governor of Massachusetts with the Boston Police strike in 1919. She suggested that his actions gave him a national reputation as a decisive leader. She also reviewed the years of Coolidge’s presidency which were marked by the introduction of electricity in the country, the widespread use of automobiles, and the reversal of the federal budget deficit into a surplus. 11:34 am MT Approx. 16 min. Body and Soul ; Alondra Nelson talked about her book, Body and Soul: The Black Panther Party and the Fight ... Alondra Nelson talked about her book, Body and Soul: The Black Panther Party and the Fight Against Medical Discrimination. The interview, part of Book TV’s college series, was recorded in the King’s College Room in Columbia University’s Low Library. 1:55 pm MT Approx. 1 hr. 1 min. Book Discussion on A Nation of Deadbeats ; Author Scott Nelson discussed his book, A Nation of Deadbeats: An Uncommon History of ... Author Scott Nelson discussed his book, A Nation of Deadbeats: An Uncommon History of America’s Financial Disasters, in which he argues that consumer debt has underpinned almost every major financial panic in the nation’s history. In each case, the chain of banks, brokers, moneylenders, and insurance companies that separated borrowers and lenders made it impossible to distinguish good loans from bad. Bound up in this history are stories of national banks funded by smugglers, fistfights in Congress over the gold standard, America’s early dependence on British bankers, and how presidential campaigns were forged in controversies over private debt.
7:02 pm MT Approx. 32 min. Question Time ; Prime Minister Cameron answered questions from members of his coalition and the ... Prime Minister Cameron answered questions from members of his coalition and the opposition. Topics included the state of the British economy, housing benefits, and the passing of the same-sex marriage bill. 11:51 am MT Approx. 8 min. Book Discussion on The Machinery of Criminal Justice ; Stephanos Bibas talked about his book, The Machinery of Criminal Justice, in which he ... Stephanos Bibas talked about his book, The Machinery of Criminal Justice, in which he argues that our criminal justice system has become a process that values efficiency and speedy processing over reforming criminals and healing victims and their families. This interview, recorded at the University of Pennsylvania’s Annenberg School for Communication, is part of Book TV’s College Series. 3:00 pm MT Approx. 1 hr. 59 min. History in the Digital Age Panelists at the American Historical Association’s annual conference in New Orleans talked ... Panelists at the American Historical Association’s annual conference in New Orleans talked about how the Internet, YouTube, and Twitter have changed the way historians present their material to the public.
7:36 pm MT Approx. 47 min. Former President Bill Clinton Remarks ; Former President Bill Clinton spoke to House Democrats at their retreat about the future of the ... Former President Bill Clinton spoke to House Democrats at their retreat about the future of the party. He talked about several issues including job creation, immigration and gun control, which he described as “an opportunity, not a toxic land mine.” He urged Democrats to to treat gun-owning voters as friends and neighbors.
The House Democratic Issues Conference was a three-day retreat at the Lansdowne Resort in Leesburg, Virginia.
12:00 pm MT Approx. 1 hr. 3 min. Book Discussion on The Insurgents Fred Kaplan talked about his book, The Insurgents: David Petraeus and the Plot to Change the ... Fred Kaplan talked about his book, The Insurgents: David Petraeus and the Plot to Change the American Way of War, in which he chronicles how General David Petraeus and his advisors transformed the U.S. military to fight future small wars against insurgents and terrorists. Mr. Kaplan spoke at the Louisville Free Public Library in Kentucky. 5:00 pm MT Approx. 25 min. Old North Church, Part 1 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 first of a two-part program on the Old North Church.
8:24 pm MT Approx. 34 min. Role of Moderate Congressional Republicans ; Steven LaTourette talked about moderate Republicans in Congress and the role they plan in fiscal ... Steven LaTourette talked about moderate Republicans in Congress and the role they plan in fiscal matters, such as sequestration budget cuts scheduled to happen on March 1, 2013. Topics included ways the party might win the next presidential election, gun control, unemployment and the economy, and the federal budget. He also responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. 1:03 pm MT Approx. 9 min. Book Discussion on About to Die ; Barbie Zelizer talked about her book, About to Die: How News Images Move the Public, in ... Barbie Zelizer talked about her book, About to Die: How News Images Move the Public, in which she explores the impact and controversy surrounding news photos that depict imminent death. Professor Zelizer also talked about the New York Post cover photo that showed a man about to be killed by a New York City subway train. This interview, recorded at the University of Pennsylvania, is part of Book TV’s College series. 5:30 pm MT Approx. 56 min. Herbert Hoover’s Secret History of the Second World War and its Aftermath Historian George Nash discussed Herbert Hoover’s manuscript, Freedom Betrayed: Herbert ... Historian George Nash discussed Herbert Hoover’s manuscript, Freedom Betrayed: Herbert Hoover’s Secret History of the Second World War and Its Aftermath, which was edited by both Mr. Nash and the Hoover Institution Press. The book is the culmination of a literary project launched by Hoover during WWII that evolved into a critique of U.S. foreign policy during the war and the early years of the Cold War. Hoover argues that FDR’s pre-war and wartime diplomacy had made the world safe for Stalinist Russia and triggered the Cold War.
9:00 pm MT Approx. 59 min. Q & A with Amity Shlaes ; Bloomberg correspondent and author Amity Shlaes talked about her biography of the 30th President ... Bloomberg correspondent and author Amity Shlaes talked about her biography of the 30th President of the United States, Coolidge, in which she traces the life of Calvin Coolidge from his early days in Plymouth Notch, Vermont through his presidency and ultimate return to New England where he died at the age of 60. She said that Coolidge should be remembered for the fact that when he left office in 1929, the federal budget was lower than when he took office in 1923. She told the story of Coolidge’s rise through local and state politics in Vermont and Massachusetts, and describes Coolidge’s involvement as governor of Massachusetts with the Boston Police strike in 1919. She suggested that his actions gave him a national reputation as a decisive leader. She also reviewed the years of Coolidge’s presidency which were marked by the introduction of electricity in the country, the widespread use of automobiles, and the reversal of the federal budget deficit into a surplus. 1:15 pm MT Approx. 39 min. Book Discussion on The Fifth Assassin Brad Meltzer talked about the research for his novel, The Fifth Assassin, including his ... Brad Meltzer talked about the research for his novel, The Fifth Assassin, including his examination of the four people who have successfully assassinated U.S. presidents. He also talked about the assistance he received from former president George H.W. Bush. Mr. Meltzer spoke at Barnes and Noble Booksellers in Los Angeles. 6:30 pm MT Approx. 1 hr. 19 min. Progressive Era Conservation Movement College of William and Mary professor Andrew Fisher talked about the first conservation effort in ... College of William and Mary professor Andrew Fisher talked about the first conservation effort in American history to protect forests from rampant logging and hydraulic mining. During the Progressive Era from 1901 through 1909, President Theodore Roosevelt worked with Gifford Pinchot -- the first Chief of the U.S. Forest Service -- to set aside more than a hundred and fifty million acres of land to be under federal government control. This land was designated for National Parks and responsible logging.
10:02 pm MT Approx. 32 min. Question Time ; Prime Minister Cameron answered questions from members of his coalition and the ... Prime Minister Cameron answered questions from members of his coalition and the opposition. Topics included the state of the British economy, housing benefits, and the passing of the same-sex marriage bill. 1:55 pm MT Approx. 4 min. Book Discussion on The Rise of Marco Rubio Author Manuel Roig-Franzia talked about his book, The Rise of Marco Rubio.
This ...
Author Manuel Roig-Franzia talked about his book, The Rise of Marco Rubio.
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
7:51 pm MT Approx. 6 min. New Mexico's Railroad History 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.
10:37 pm MT Approx. 1 hr. 28 min. Debate on Same Sex Marriage Bill Members of Parliament debated a measure legalizing same-sex marriage in Great Britain. Members of Parliament debated a measure legalizing same-sex marriage in Great Britain. 1:59 pm MT Approx. 1 min. Book TV Fairs and Festivals A list of book fairs and festivals as of January 24, 2013. A list of book fairs and festivals as of January 24, 2013. 8:00 pm MT Approx. 25 min. Old North Church, Part 1 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 first of a two-part program on the Old North Church.
12:07 am MT Approx. 1 hr. 30 min. National Prayer Breakfast President Obama spoke at the annual congressional prayer breakfast, where legislators, officials ... President Obama spoke at the annual congressional prayer breakfast, where legislators, officials and clergy gathered to offer thanks for the blessings bestowed on the United States. In his remarks President Obama highlighted his Christian faith, praised Martin Luther King Jr. and Abraham Lincoln, and encouraged the nation to find common ground. He also emphasized the role of faith in formulating good policy, saying “Faith is not a possession. Faith is a process.” 2:00 pm MT Approx. 54 min. Immigration Stories With Congress scheduled to debate the issue of immigration in February 2013, Book TV has put ... With Congress scheduled to debate the issue of immigration in February 2013, Book TV has put together portions author talks which tell the individual stories of immigrants to the United States. You can watch each of the events in full online at www.booktv.org.
Book Discussions included in this program are:
A Long Way Gone
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New Kids
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The Distance Between Us
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My Dream of Stars
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Darkroom
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Learning to Die in Miami
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8:27 pm MT 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.
1:39 am MT Approx. 2 hr. 17 min. Federal Housing Administration Financial Condition Witnesses testified on the financial health of Federal Housing Administration (FHA) and the ... Witnesses testified on the financial health of Federal Housing Administration (FHA) and the government’s proper role in home mortgage finance. 2:55 pm MT Approx. 3 min. Book Discussion on Radical Chapters Author Mike Doyle talked about his book, Radical Chapters: Pacifist Bookseller Roy Kepler and ... Author Mike Doyle talked about his book, Radical Chapters: Pacifist Bookseller Roy Kepler and the Paperback Revolution. He was interviewed at the 2012 National Press Club’s 35th annual Book Fair and Authors' Night. 8:30 pm MT Approx. 56 min. Herbert Hoover’s Secret History of the Second World War and its Aftermath Historian George Nash discussed Herbert Hoover’s manuscript, Freedom Betrayed: Herbert ... Historian George Nash discussed Herbert Hoover’s manuscript, Freedom Betrayed: Herbert Hoover’s Secret History of the Second World War and Its Aftermath, which was edited by both Mr. Nash and the Hoover Institution Press. The book is the culmination of a literary project launched by Hoover during WWII that evolved into a critique of U.S. foreign policy during the war and the early years of the Cold War. Hoover argues that FDR’s pre-war and wartime diplomacy had made the world safe for Stalinist Russia and triggered the Cold War.
3:58 am MT Approx. 59 min. Q & A with Amity Shlaes ; Bloomberg correspondent and author Amity Shlaes talked about her biography of the 30th President ... Bloomberg correspondent and author Amity Shlaes talked about her biography of the 30th President of the United States, Coolidge, in which she traces the life of Calvin Coolidge from his early days in Plymouth Notch, Vermont through his presidency and ultimate return to New England where he died at the age of 60. She said that Coolidge should be remembered for the fact that when he left office in 1929, the federal budget was lower than when he took office in 1923. She told the story of Coolidge’s rise through local and state politics in Vermont and Massachusetts, and describes Coolidge’s involvement as governor of Massachusetts with the Boston Police strike in 1919. She suggested that his actions gave him a national reputation as a decisive leader. She also reviewed the years of Coolidge’s presidency which were marked by the introduction of electricity in the country, the widespread use of automobiles, and the reversal of the federal budget deficit into a surplus. 2:59 pm MT 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. 9:30 pm MT Approx. 1 hr. 19 min. Progressive Era Conservation Movement College of William and Mary professor Andrew Fisher talked about the first conservation effort in ... College of William and Mary professor Andrew Fisher talked about the first conservation effort in American history to protect forests from rampant logging and hydraulic mining. During the Progressive Era from 1901 through 1909, President Theodore Roosevelt worked with Gifford Pinchot -- the first Chief of the U.S. Forest Service -- to set aside more than a hundred and fifty million acres of land to be under federal government control. This land was designated for National Parks and responsible logging.
4:17 pm MT Approx. 11 min. Book Discussion on The Third Lie ; Richard Gelles talked about his book, The Third Lie: Why Government Programs Don’t ... Richard Gelles talked about his book, The Third Lie: Why Government Programs Don’t Work-and a Blueprint for Change, in which he argues that the vast majority of government social programs do not work and suggests a different approach modeled on the few programs that have been successful. 10:52 pm MT Approx. 6 min. Santa Fe's Museum of Indian Arts and Culture 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.
4:30 pm MT Approx. 25 min. Book Discussion on My War ; Mr. Rooney discussed his book My War, recently reissued by PublicAffairs with a new ... Mr. Rooney discussed his book My War, recently reissued by PublicAffairs with a new foreword by Tom Brokaw. The book is a memoir-style account of Mr. Rooney’s experiences during World War II when he was a reporter in Europe covering the front. During his talk, he discusses wartime encounters with Ernie Pyle, Ernest Hemingway, and many others. He also discusses the challenges reporters faced in those days with very limited and cumbersome technology. After his remarks he answered questions from the audience. 11:00 pm MT Approx. 56 min. Book Discussion on Enterprise ; Military historian Barrett Tillman presents a history of the American aircraft carrier, the USS ... Military historian Barrett Tillman presents a history of the American aircraft carrier, the USS Enterprise, the most decorated military ship in U.S. history. Commissioned in 1938, the Enterprise was involved in twenty battles in World War II’s Pacific theater, which included battles at Midway, Guadalcanal, and Iwo Jima. Mr. Tillman recounts the ship’s numerous assignments during the war, from December 1941 to May 1945, and profiles several of the sailors who served on board. Barrett Tillman responded to questions from members of the audience at Poisoned Pen Bookstore in Scottsdale, Arizona.
4:56 pm MT Approx. 2 min. Publishing News 2-7-13 Publishing news from the week of February 7, 2013. Publishing news from the week of February 7, 2013. 12:00 am MT Approx. 55 min. Howard Baker, Jr. Oral History ; Former Senator Howard Baker, Jr., talked about his career. He also talked about the career of ... Former Senator Howard Baker, Jr., talked about his career. He also talked about the career of former Senator Robert Dole (R-KS).
This never-before-aired interview with historian Richard Norton Smith is part of an oral history project at the Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics at the University of Kansas. The location of the interview is not known.
5:00 pm MT Approx. 19 min. Book Discussion on After Broadcast News ; Michael X. Delli Carpini talked about his book, After Broadcast News, in which he looks at ... Michael X. Delli Carpini talked about his book, After Broadcast News, in which he looks at the new media regime that is replacing the decades-long dominance of traditional journalism, and the television and print sources that support it. This interview, part of Book TV’s College Series, was recorded at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. 12:59 am MT Approx. 1 hr. Q&A with Douglas Brinkley ; Rice University History Professor Douglas Brinkley talked about his new biography of long-time CBS ... Rice University History Professor Douglas Brinkley talked about his new biography of long-time CBS “Evening News” anchor Walter Cronkite, who was often referred to as “the most trusted man in America.” Cronkite chronicles his early life in Missouri and Texas and his United Press wire service reporting from the front lines of World War II. He shared stories of Cronkite’s rise through the ranks of CBS News, including the task of anchoring the 1952 political conventions and the expansion of the CBS Evening News from 15 to 30 minutes in 1963. Brinkley suggests that while Cronkite’s Evening News broadcasts aimed for political objectivity, his radio commentaries were what he terms “left leaning.” Brinkley describes Cronkite’s retirement at age 65 from the nightly newscast and his subsequent regret in choosing Dan Rather as his replacement. Brinkley discussed his research methods, which included access to Cronkite’s private papers and interviews with over 150 people.
5:30 pm MT Approx. 1 hr. 29 min. Book Discussion on The New Jim Crow Michelle Alexander talked about her book, The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of ... Michelle Alexander talked about her book, The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness, in which she argues that the “get tough on crime” policies that began in the early 1970s were enacted in an effort to push back the gains of the Civil Rights Movement. This effort, she said, had been successful. Professor Alexander spoke at the University of Tennessee at an event hosted by the university’s Africana Studies Program. 2:00 am MT Approx. 54 min. Former NASA Flight Director Gerry Griffin Oral History, Part 2 In the second of the this two-part interview, Gerald Griffin, former NASA flight director, flight ... In the second of the this two-part interview, Gerald Griffin, former NASA flight director, flight controller, and Johnson Space Center director, talked about transitioning from master control of the Apollo missions to director of the Johnson Space Center. He also talked about working with Washington, the results of the fatal Challenger mission, and the future of space travel. This hour long interview was part of the Johnson Space Center’s Oral History Project.
7:01 pm MT Approx. 57 min. After Words with John Mackey ; John Mackey talked about his book, Conscious Capitalism: Liberating the Heroic Spirit of ... John Mackey talked about his book, Conscious Capitalism: Liberating the Heroic Spirit of Business, in which he argued that capitalism did not have to be a zero-sum game. He highlighted the practices of companies like Whole Foods and Southwest that seek to increase value for their shareholders by creating value for their customers and employees as well. He discussed what he believed was a better business model with the Wall Street Journal’s Kim Strassel. 2:55 am MT Approx. 1 hr. 1 min. Book Discussion on A Nation of Deadbeats ; Author Scott Nelson discussed his book, A Nation of Deadbeats: An Uncommon History of ... Author Scott Nelson discussed his book, A Nation of Deadbeats: An Uncommon History of America’s Financial Disasters, in which he argues that consumer debt has underpinned almost every major financial panic in the nation’s history. In each case, the chain of banks, brokers, moneylenders, and insurance companies that separated borrowers and lenders made it impossible to distinguish good loans from bad. Bound up in this history are stories of national banks funded by smugglers, fistfights in Congress over the gold standard, America’s early dependence on British bankers, and how presidential campaigns were forged in controversies over private debt.
7:59 pm MT Approx. 1 min. Book TV Fairs and Festivals A list of book fairs and festivals as of January 24, 2013. A list of book fairs and festivals as of January 24, 2013. 4:00 am MT Approx. 1 hr. 59 min. History in the Digital Age Panelists at the American Historical Association’s annual conference in New Orleans talked ... Panelists at the American Historical Association’s annual conference in New Orleans talked about how the Internet, YouTube, and Twitter have changed the way historians present their material to the public.
8:00 pm MT Approx. 53 min. Book Discussion on Bullies Ben Shapiro talked about his book, Bullies: How the Left’s Culture of Fear and ... Ben Shapiro talked about his book, Bullies: How the Left’s Culture of Fear and Intimidation Silences America, in which he contends that liberals are guilty of bullying their opposition and creating an environment that discourages political debate. Ben Shapiro spoke at the Heritage Foundation in Washington, D.C.
9:00 pm MT Approx. 1 min. New Books Being Released Week of 2/9/13 A list of new books being released the week of February 9, 2013. A list of new books being released the week of February 9, 2013.
9:02 pm MT Approx. 48 min. Book Discussion on National Insecurity Melvin Goodman talked about his book, National Insecurity: The Cost of American Militarism, ... Melvin Goodman talked about his book, National Insecurity: The Cost of American Militarism, in which he argues that our current level of spending on defense is excessive and is making us less secure. Mr. Goodman also answered questions from the audience at the Commonwealth Club of California in San Francisco.
9:51 pm MT Approx. 2 min. Publishing News 2-7-13 Publishing news from the week of February 7, 2013. Publishing news from the week of February 7, 2013.
10:01 pm MT Approx. 57 min. After Words with John Mackey ; John Mackey talked about his book, Conscious Capitalism: Liberating the Heroic Spirit of ... John Mackey talked about his book, Conscious Capitalism: Liberating the Heroic Spirit of Business, in which he argued that capitalism did not have to be a zero-sum game. He highlighted the practices of companies like Whole Foods and Southwest that seek to increase value for their shareholders by creating value for their customers and employees as well. He discussed what he believed was a better business model with the Wall Street Journal’s Kim Strassel.
10:58 pm MT Approx. 2 min. Book Discussion on Representing the Race Author Kenneth Mack talked about his book, Representing the Race: The Creation of the Civil ... Author Kenneth Mack talked about his book, Representing the Race: The Creation of the Civil Rights Lawyer. He was interviewed at the 2012 National Press Club’s 35th annual Book Fair and Authors' Night.
11:01 pm MT Approx. 11 min. Book Discussion on The Agitator's Daughter ; Sheryll Cashin talked about her book, The Agitator’s Daughter: A Memoir of Four ... Sheryll Cashin talked about her book, The Agitator’s Daughter: A Memoir of Four Generations of One Extraordinary African-American Family. The interview, part of Book TV’s college series, was recorded at Georgetown University in the Riggs Library.
11:13 pm MT Approx. 19 min. Book Discussion on The Spirit of the Law ; Professor Sarah Gordon talked about her book, The Spirit of the Law: Religious Voices and the ... Professor Sarah Gordon talked about her book, The Spirit of the Law: Religious Voices and the Constitution in Modern America, in which she presents religious cases in U.S. History that have transformed the laws of the country and illuminated protections afforded to religion in the U.S. Constitution. This interview, part of Book TV’s College Series, was recorded at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia.
11:33 pm MT Approx. 25 min. Book Discussion on Long for This World: The Strange Science of Immortality ; Jonathan Weiner talked about his book, Long for This World: The Strange Science of ... Jonathan Weiner talked about his book, Long for This World: The Strange Science of Immortality. The interview, part of Book TV’s college series, was recorded in the King’s College Room in Columbia University’s Low Library.
12:00 am MT Approx. 59 min. Book Discussion on The U.S. Senate ; Former Democratic Senator Tom Daschle of South Dakota talked about his book, The U.S. ... Former Democratic Senator Tom Daschle of South Dakota talked about his book, The U.S. Senate, in which he presented a history of the U.S. Senate and explained the specific responsibilities and operational differences between the Senate and the House of Representatives. He spoke at the National Archives in Washington, D.C.
1:00 am MT Approx. 57 min. After Words with John Mackey ; John Mackey talked about his book, Conscious Capitalism: Liberating the Heroic Spirit of ... John Mackey talked about his book, Conscious Capitalism: Liberating the Heroic Spirit of Business, in which he argued that capitalism did not have to be a zero-sum game. He highlighted the practices of companies like Whole Foods and Southwest that seek to increase value for their shareholders by creating value for their customers and employees as well. He discussed what he believed was a better business model with the Wall Street Journal’s Kim Strassel.
1:58 am MT Approx. 1 min. Book TV Fairs and Festivals A list of book fairs and festivals as of January 24, 2013. A list of book fairs and festivals as of January 24, 2013.
1:59 am MT Approx. 52 min. Copyright and the Book Tom Allen, James Shapiro, and Peter Jaszi talked about copyright and its relationship to authors, ... Tom Allen, James Shapiro, and Peter Jaszi talked about copyright and its relationship to authors, publishers and public interest. The panel was moderated by Maria Pallante, United States Register of Copyrights. The International Summit of the Book is hosted by the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C
3:00 am MT Approx. 54 min. Book Discussion on Naked Statistics Author Charles Wheelan talked about his book, Naked Statistics: Stripping the Dread from the ... Author Charles Wheelan talked about his book, Naked Statistics: Stripping the Dread from the Data, in which he provides a primer on statistics and explains how they are used in everyday life. He spoke at Politics and Prose Bookstorein Washington, DC.
3:55 am MT Approx. 2 min. Publishing News 2-7-13 Publishing news from the week of February 7, 2013. Publishing news from the week of February 7, 2013.
3:57 am MT Approx. 1 min. New Books Being Released Week of 2/9/13 A list of new books being released the week of February 9, 2013. A list of new books being released the week of February 9, 2013.
4:00 am MT Approx. 59 min. Book Discussion on Scoop: The Evolution of a Southern Reporter Barbara Matusow, editor of Scoop: The Evolution of a Southern Reporter, recounted the life ... Barbara Matusow, editor of Scoop: The Evolution of a Southern Reporter, recounted the life and career of her late husband, Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter Jack Nelson (1929-2009). Mr. Nelson, a former reporter for the Atlanta Constitution and Washington bureau chief for the Los Angeles Times, is remembered for his investigative reportage of the civil rights movement and Watergate. Barbara Matusow was joined by former President Jimmy Carter, former Mayor of Atlanta and U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Andrew Young, and former Justice Department spokesman Terry Adamson to discuss Jack Nelson’s memoir, Scoop: The Evolution of a Southern Reporter. The event was moderated by Hank Klibanoff, and took place at the Jimmy Carter Presidential Library and Museum in Atlanta, Georgia