C-SPAN Schedule

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2:29 am PT Approx. 1 hr. 31 min. Politico's Governors Panel Governors Dan Malloy (D-CT), Scott Walker (R-WI), and Bill Haslam (R-TN) talked about the ... Governors Dan Malloy (D-CT), Scott Walker (R-WI), and Bill Haslam (R-TN) talked about the automatic spending cuts known as sequestration. Governor Malloy said sequestration would be very bad for his state if it took effect. He also criticized Republicans in Congress, saying they were doing everything possible to negatively impact the economic recovery. 
This event was part of Politico’s Third State Solutions Conference.
3:46 am PT Approx. 1 hr. 13 min. Book Discussion on The King Years Taylor Branch Taylor Branch, author of the multi-volume, America in the King Years, presented his ... Taylor Branch, author of the multi-volume, America in the King Years, presented his thoughts on key moments in the Civil Rights Movement. Mr. Branch spoke at the Atlanta History Center. 3:59 am PT 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.
4:00 am PT Approx. 52 min. LIVE Open Phones Pedro Echevarria Telephone lines were open for viewer comments on the issue of federal mandates for paid sick days. Telephone lines were open for viewer comments on the issue of federal mandates for paid sick days. 5:02 am PT 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. 4:30 am PT Approx. 28 min. War of 1812 in Art and Memory Sidney Hart; Rachael Penman Curators Sidney Hart and Rachael Penman talked about a unique exhibition of portraits and objects ... Curators Sidney Hart and Rachael Penman talked about a unique exhibition of portraits and objects representing the major personalities involved in the War of 1812. The collection was assembled at the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery from the United States, Canada and Great Britain. They spoke about the significance of the war, its role in establishing a national identity, and the personalities that became American “heroes” as a result of their actions in the war.
4:53 am PT Approx. 39 min. LIVE State Priorities in 2013 Jack Markell; Pedro Echevarria Governor Jack Markell (D-DE) talked about the effects of national issues such as the economy, ... Governor Jack Markell (D-DE) talked about the effects of national issues such as the economy, immigration, and gun violence his state, priorities for his state in 2013, and his role as the National Governors Association (NGA) chair. Other topics included workforce training and unemployment rates, sequestration and its impact on states, and his state’s sequestration preparations. He also responded to telephone calls and electronic communications.
“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.
Governor Markell spoke from the J.W. Marriott Hotel in Washington. D.C, where he was preparing for the opening of the NGA’s 2013 Winter Meeting.
5:48 am PT Approx. 1 hr. 4 min. Book Discussion on Dangerous Convictions Thomas Allen Tom Allen, a former six-term Democratic Congressman from Maine, talks about his book, Dangerous ... Tom Allen, a former six-term Democratic Congressman from Maine, talks about his book, Dangerous Convictions: What’s Really Wrong with the U.S. Congress, in which he contends that Congress will continue to face legislative logjams as long as ideological fissures exist between Republicans and Democrats. Mr. Allen recounted his own inability to understand his Republican colleagues and vice versa during his tenure in the House of Representatives. Tom Allen spoke at the Jimmy Carter Presidential Library and Museum in Atlanta. 5:00 am PT 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.
5:35 am PT Approx. 44 min. LIVE State and Local Laws on Drones Ben Gielow; Satyendra Huja; Pedro Echevarria Ben Gielow talked about efforts by states and localities to impose legal limits on the use of ... Ben Gielow talked about efforts by states and localities to impose legal limits on the use of domestically-based surveillance drones (unmanned aerial vehicles). Topics included federal laws pertaining to drones, and congressional attempts to further expand privacy protections. He also responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. 
Charlottesville, Virginia Mayor Satyender Huja also spoke by phone about a local resolution against surveillance drones, what the resolution accomplishes, and reaction from city residents and Governor Bob McDonnell (R-VA).*Charlottesville, Virginia was the U.S. first city to pass a resolution against surveillance drones.
7:00 am PT Approx. 40 min. Book Discussion on This is the Day: The March on Washington Brigitte Freed, Michael Eric Dyson, and Paul Farber talked about Leonard Freed’s work and ... Brigitte Freed, Michael Eric Dyson, and Paul Farber talked about Leonard Freed’s work and displayed many of his photographs from the March on Washington at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C. The late photojournalist Leonard Freed (1929-2006) documented the March on Washington from its preparations to the day of the proceedings and its aftermath. His hundreds of photographs have been curated by his widow, Brigitte Freed, and accompanied by an essay for the collection by Michael Eric Dyson, sociology professor at Georgetown University, and an afterword authored by Paul Farber, visiting instructor in Urban Studies at the University of Pennsylvania. 6:20 am PT 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.
6:22 am PT Approx. 41 min. LIVE Brain Activity Mapping Project George Church; Pedro Echevarria George Church talked about the Brain Activity Map Project proposed by President Obama during his ... George Church talked about the Brain Activity Map Project proposed by President Obama during his State of the Union address, and what the project could mean for diseases such as Alzheimer’s Disease and Parkinson’s Disease. Mr. Church was one of six scientists who proposed new approaches for mapping the brain. Topics included challenges facing researchers, how the federal government is involved in brain research, test subject acquisition, and the potential benefits of brain mapping to both researchers and those suffering from brain-based diseases. He also responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. 7:43 am PT 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. 7:25 am PT 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.
7:05 am PT Approx. 44 min. LIVE National Governors Association Opening News Conference National Governors Association Chair Jack Markell (D-DE) and Vice Chair Mary Fallin (R-OK) ... National Governors Association Chair Jack Markell (D-DE) and Vice Chair Mary Fallin (R-OK) outlined the group’s agenda for the 2013 Winter Meeting, an annual meeting in which a bipartisan group of U.S. governors gathers in Washington, D.C. to discuss issues affecting the states. Governors Neil Abercrombie (D-HI), John Hickenlooper (D-CO), and Alejandro Garcia Padilla (D-PR) also spoke. Topics included how possible sequestration budget cuts would affect states and the input and flexibility that governors need to address cuts to state programs.
“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.
7:45 am PT Approx. 1 hr. 12 min. Book Discussion on The Terror Courts Jess Bravin; Michael McConnell Jess Bravin talked about his book, The Terror Cours: Rough Justice at Guantanamo Bay, in ... Jess Bravin talked about his book, The Terror Cours: Rough Justice at Guantanamo Bay, in which he discusses the challenges facing military prosecutors as they work to prosecute suspected terrorists in our military courts. Mr. Bravin spoke at Stanford University Law School in Northern California. 9:00 am PT 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.
7:49 am PT Approx. 22 min. State Priorities in 2013 Jack Markell; Pedro Echevarria Governor Jack Markell (D-DE) talked about the effects of national issues such as the economy, ... Governor Jack Markell (D-DE) talked about the effects of national issues such as the economy, immigration, and gun violence his state, priorities for his state in 2013, and his role as the National Governors Association (NGA) chair. Other topics included workforce training and unemployment rates, sequestration and its impact on states, and his state’s sequestration preparations. He also responded to telephone calls and electronic communications.
“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.
Governor Markell spoke from the J.W. Marriott Hotel in Washington. D.C, where he was preparing for the opening of the NGA’s 2013 Winter Meeting.
8:59 am PT 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. 9:38 am PT Approx. 5 min. National Building Museum and Inaugural Balls Gene Bacher Tour Guide Gene Bacher talked about the National Building Museum and the 19th century Inaugural ... Tour Guide Gene Bacher talked about the National Building Museum and the 19th century Inaugural tradition that continues in the 21st century, including President Obama’s Commander-in-Chief Ball held there in January of 2009. The first Inaugural Ball held in the National Building Museum was Grover Cleveland’s in 1885, when it was known as the Pension Building and was still under construction. Composed of over 15 million red bricks, the Pension Building contains a Great Hall that is 316 feet long and 159 feet high.
8:12 am PT Approx. 1 hr. 4 min. LIVE Employing People with Disabilities Governors talked about employment challenges for intellectually and physically disabled ... Governors talked about employment challenges for intellectually and physically disabled individuals and the roles both state governments and businesses could play in advancing employment opportunities for disabled persons. Gregory Wasson, president and chief executive officer of Walgreens, made a presentation, which included a video, and responded to questions from the governors.
The opening session of the National Governors Association (NGA) 2013 Winter Meeting focused on Chairman Markell’s initiative, “"A Better Bottom Line: Employing People with Disabilities.” The session was held at the J.W. Marriott Hotel.
9:00 am PT Approx. 53 min. Book Discussion on Martha Washington: An American Life Patricia Brady; James Rees Patricia Brady talked about her biography, Martha Washington: An American Life, published ... Patricia Brady talked about her biography, Martha Washington: An American Life, published by Viking. She described Martha Washington as a decisive woman who contributed greatly to the character of America. In her book the author chronicles the life of the first First Lady from the beginning of her relationship with George Washington to her dedication to her him during the Revolutionary War period. Ms. Brady discussed the prevalent misconceptions about Martha Washington such as a reconstruction of her appearance as a young woman, her timidity, and her business ability. Other topics included her many suitors, her marriage, the books she liked, her children, and her actions during the Revolution. She responded to questions from members of the audience. 9:45 am PT 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.
9:17 am PT Approx. 1 hr. 5 min. Ohio State of the State Address John Kasich Governor John Kasich (R) gave his annual state of the state address in Lima. He said that the ... Governor John Kasich (R) gave his annual state of the state address in Lima. He said that the only thing that can hold back the state is the fear of change and big ideas. Other topics included job creation, lowering taxes, and improving education. 10:00 am PT Approx. 1 hr. 6 min. Book Discussion on The Rebellious Life of Mrs. Rosa Parks Georgette Norman; Jeanne Theoharis Jeanne Theoharis, political science professor at Brooklyn College of the City University of New ... Jeanne Theoharis, political science professor at Brooklyn College of the City University of New York, talked about her book, The Rebellious Life of Mrs. Rosa Parks, in which she recounts the late civil rights leader’s political activism. The author argued that Mrs. Parks is often only remembered for her bus arrest in Montgomery, Alabama, but her involvement in the civil rights movement was far more extensive. Ms. Theoharis spoke at the Rosa Parks Museum at Troy University in Montgomery, Alabama. 11:00 am PT 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.
10:25 am PT Approx. 44 min. West Virginia State of the State Address Earl Ray Tomblin Governor Earl Ray Tomblin (D) gave the annual state of the state address to a joint session of the ... Governor Earl Ray Tomblin (D) gave the annual state of the state address to a joint session of the Legislature. 11:06 am PT Approx. 4 min. Book Discussion on Leak: Why Mark Felt Became Deep Throat Max Holland Max Holland talked about his book, Leak: Why Mark Felt Became Deep Throat. He was ... Max Holland talked about his book, Leak: Why Mark Felt Became Deep Throat. He was interviewed at the 2012 National Press Club’s 35th annual Book Fair and Authors' Night. 12:00 pm PT Approx. 29 min. National Building Museum and Inaugural Balls Gene Bacher Tour Guide Gene Bacher talked about the National Building Museum and the 19th century Inaugural ... Tour Guide Gene Bacher talked about the National Building Museum and the 19th century Inaugural tradition that continues in the 21st century, including President Obama’s Commander-in-Chief Ball held there in January of 2009. The first Inaugural Ball held in the National Building Museum was Grover Cleveland’s in 1885, when it was known as the Pension Building and was still under construction. Composed of over 15 million red bricks, the Pension Building contains a Great Hall that is 316 feet long and 159 feet high.
11:12 am PT Approx. 48 min. Pennsylvania Budget Address Tom Corbett Governor Tom Corbett (R) delivered the annual address on the state budget to a joint session of ... Governor Tom Corbett (R) delivered the annual address on the state budget to a joint session of the Pennsylvania legislature. He announced a rejection of Medicaid expansion under the 2010 health care law called the Affordable Care Act. Governor Corbett also called for new education funding, expanding services for the disabled, and the privatization of liquor sales by selling the state-run liquor stores. This event took place at the State Capitol in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. 11:13 am PT 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. 12:31 pm PT Approx. 1 hr. 21 min. Tribute to Lady Bird Johnson Lady Bird Johnson is remembered on the 100th anniversary of her birth. Her daughter, Lynda ... Lady Bird Johnson is remembered on the 100th anniversary of her birth. Her daughter, Lynda Robb Johnson, and others talk about Lady Bird’s life, achievements and contributions. 
Mark Updegrove, director of the Lyndon B. Johnson Presidential Library, moderated the panel, which also included political analyst Cokie Roberts, former White House Social Secretary Bess Abell, and Michael L. Gillette, author of Lady Bird Johnson, An Oral History. Introductions were by David Ferriero, Archivist of the United States.
Presented in partnership with the Lyndon B. Johnson Presidential Library and the National Archives Presidential Materials Division.
12:09 pm PT Approx. 1 hr. 28 min. LIVE 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.
11:15 am PT 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. 1:53 pm PT Approx. 1 hr. 5 min. Native American Military History Timothy Winegard Colorado Mesa University professor Timothy Winegard talks about the history of Native Americans ... Colorado Mesa University professor Timothy Winegard talks about the history of Native Americans and their involvement in American and Canadian wars. This event took place at the History Colorado Center in Denver. He argues that american Indians participated in World War I as an extension of the population’s ongoing efforts to shape social and political realities, resist cultural assimilation and segregation, and attain equality through service and sacrifice. Seventeen thousand American Indians were registered for service by war’s end.
1:39 pm PT Approx. 1 hr. 43 min. Campaign Strategists on the 2012 Presidential Election Obama and Romney campaign strategists talked about the 2012 presidential election. The spoke ... Obama and Romney campaign strategists talked about the 2012 presidential election. The spoke about a number of issues touching on their experiences and strategic decisions, the campaign primaries, debates, vice presidential candidate pick, third party candidates, the polls, the conventions, and election night activities. Chuck Todd moderated. The panelists responded to questions from members of the audience. 12:19 pm PT 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. 2:59 pm PT Approx. 1 hr. 32 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.
3:25 pm PT 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. 12:30 pm PT Approx. 48 min. Book Discussion on National Insecurity Melvin Goodman 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. 4:31 pm PT 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.
3:30 pm PT Approx. 28 min. Communicators with Michael Daniel Michael Daniel; Gautham Nagesh; Peter Slen Michael Daniel talked about the cyber security executive order issued by President Obama the ... Michael Daniel talked about the cyber security executive order issued by President Obama the previous week, the increase in cyber attacks and hacking, and a reported rise in the number of cyber attacks on the U.S. from China. A video clip was shown of President Obama’s statement about cyber attacks in his State of the Union address. Guatham Nagesh was the guest interviewer. 1:30 pm PT Approx. 1 hr. 25 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. 5:02 pm PT 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.
4:02 pm PT Approx. 48 min. Historical Perspectives on First Ladies Historians talked about the role of the first lady of the United States and how it had evolved ... Historians talked about the role of the first lady of the United States and how it had evolved through history. They gave examples of the differences between various first ladies. The panelists responded to questions from members of the audience. Steve Scully moderated. The program opened with a video message from first lady Michelle Obama.
“Historical Perspectives on First Ladies” was the first panel of a preview of the C-SPAN series, “First Ladies: Influence and Image” at the David M. Rubenstein National Center for White House History in the historic Decatur House.
3:00 pm PT Approx. 56 min. Book Discussion on The Way of the Bootstrapper Floyd Flake; Brian Lamb Former Rep. Flake talked about his book, The Way of the Bootstrapper: Nine Action Steps ... Former Rep. Flake talked about his book, The Way of the Bootstrapper: Nine Action Steps for Achieving Your Dreams, published by HarperSanFranciso. The former congressman is senior pastor of the Allen African Methodist Episcopal Cathedral in Jamaica, Queens, the largest church in New York state. His book is about “bootstrapping,” his motivational system of taking personal responsibility in order to create a successful life. The system consists of a process, a mindset, and a value system. The book also includes Rep. Flake’s personal story. 6:18 pm PT 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
4:54 pm PT Approx. 1 hr. 18 min. White House Perspectives on Recent First Ladies Former White House staff members talked about the roles of the first lady of the United ... Former White House staff members talked about the roles of the first lady of the United States. They told stories of their experiences with various first ladies.*Topics included state dinners, administration transitions, relationships between the staff and first families, first ladies' causes, and election campaigning. The panelists responded to questions from members of the audience.*Professor Kumar moderated.
“White House Perspectives on Recent First Ladies” was the second panel of a preview of the C-SPAN series, “First Ladies: Influence and Image” at the David M. Rubenstein National Center for White House History in the historic Decatur House.
4:00 pm PT 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. 7:01 pm PT 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.
6:14 pm PT Approx. 43 min. National Governors Association Opening News Conference National Governors Association Chair Jack Markell (D-DE) and Vice Chair Mary Fallin (R-OK) ... National Governors Association Chair Jack Markell (D-DE) and Vice Chair Mary Fallin (R-OK) outlined the group’s agenda for the 2013 Winter Meeting, an annual meeting in which a bipartisan group of U.S. governors gathers in Washington, D.C. to discuss issues affecting the states. Governors Neil Abercrombie (D-HI), John Hickenlooper (D-CO), and Alejandro Garcia Padilla (D-PR) also spoke. Topics included how possible sequestration budget cuts would affect states and the input and flexibility that governors need to address cuts to state programs.
“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.
5:01 pm PT 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. 8:33 pm PT 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.
6:58 pm PT Approx. 49 min. Employing People with Disabilities Governors talked about employment challenges for intellectually and physically disabled ... Governors talked about employment challenges for intellectually and physically disabled individuals and the roles both state governments and businesses could play in advancing employment opportunities for disabled persons. Gregory Wasson, president and chief executive officer of Walgreens, made a presentation, which included a video, and responded to questions from the governors.
The opening session of the National Governors Association (NGA) 2013 Winter Meeting focused on Chairman Markell’s initiative, “"A Better Bottom Line: Employing People with Disabilities.” The session was held at the J.W. Marriott Hotel.
6:10 pm PT 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. 9:03 pm PT 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.
7:50 pm PT 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.
7:03 pm PT Approx. 57 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. 10:19 pm PT 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
9:19 pm PT Approx. 1 hr. 13 min. Justice Ginsburg on Women as Judges Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg answered questions from a panel of law professors and ... Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg answered questions from a panel of law professors and the audience about her experiences in law including her two decades on the Supreme Court, the important cases she had heard, and those coming up. She spoke at the Thomas Jefferson School of Law’s 13th annual Women and the Law Conference, “Her Honor: Women in the Judiciary,” in San Diego, California. 8:00 pm PT 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. 11:02 pm PT Approx. 29 min. National Building Museum and Inaugural Balls Gene Bacher Tour Guide Gene Bacher talked about the National Building Museum and the 19th century Inaugural ... Tour Guide Gene Bacher talked about the National Building Museum and the 19th century Inaugural tradition that continues in the 21st century, including President Obama’s Commander-in-Chief Ball held there in January of 2009. The first Inaugural Ball held in the National Building Museum was Grover Cleveland’s in 1885, when it was known as the Pension Building and was still under construction. Composed of over 15 million red bricks, the Pension Building contains a Great Hall that is 316 feet long and 159 feet high.
10:34 pm PT Approx. 55 min. Florida v. Harris Oral Argument The Supreme Court heard oral argument in Florida v. Harris. The case addressed the ... The Supreme Court heard oral argument in Florida v. Harris. The case addressed the circumstances under which an alert from a narcotics-sniffing dog was sufficient to establish probable cause for a subsequent search.
Florida v. Harris was one of two Supreme Court cases during the 2012-13 term that focused on privacy rights and the reliability of drug-sniffing dogs and working animals in law enforcement efforts to obtain search warrants.
8:43 pm PT 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. 11:32 pm PT Approx. 1 hr. 21 min. Tribute to Lady Bird Johnson Lady Bird Johnson is remembered on the 100th anniversary of her birth. Her daughter, Lynda ... Lady Bird Johnson is remembered on the 100th anniversary of her birth. Her daughter, Lynda Robb Johnson, and others talk about Lady Bird’s life, achievements and contributions. 
Mark Updegrove, director of the Lyndon B. Johnson Presidential Library, moderated the panel, which also included political analyst Cokie Roberts, former White House Social Secretary Bess Abell, and Michael L. Gillette, author of Lady Bird Johnson, An Oral History. Introductions were by David Ferriero, Archivist of the United States.
Presented in partnership with the Lyndon B. Johnson Presidential Library and the National Archives Presidential Materials Division.
11:31 pm PT Approx. 1 hr. 21 min. Federal Sustainability Efforts Vicki Arroyo; Gina McCarthy; Jonathan Powers Gina McCarthy spoke about how the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) would implement President ... Gina McCarthy spoke about how the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) would implement President Obama’s agenda for addressing global climate change during his second term. After her afternoon keynote address, Jonathan Powers talked about federal sustainability efforts and promoting environmental and energy sustainability across federal government operations.*He was interviewed by the moderator and then responded to questions from the audience.*
“Federal Sustainability Efforts” was part of a Georgetown University Climate Center state-federal workshop titled, “Promoting Low-Carbon Solutions and a Resilient Future Together.”
8:45 pm PT 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. 12:55 am PT Approx. 1 hr. 5 min. Native American Military History Timothy Winegard Colorado Mesa University professor Timothy Winegard talks about the history of Native Americans ... Colorado Mesa University professor Timothy Winegard talks about the history of Native Americans and their involvement in American and Canadian wars. This event took place at the History Colorado Center in Denver. He argues that american Indians participated in World War I as an extension of the population’s ongoing efforts to shape social and political realities, resist cultural assimilation and segregation, and attain equality through service and sacrifice. Seventeen thousand American Indians were registered for service by war’s end.
12:55 am PT Approx. 43 min. National Governors Association Opening News Conference National Governors Association Chair Jack Markell (D-DE) and Vice Chair Mary Fallin (R-OK) ... National Governors Association Chair Jack Markell (D-DE) and Vice Chair Mary Fallin (R-OK) outlined the group’s agenda for the 2013 Winter Meeting, an annual meeting in which a bipartisan group of U.S. governors gathers in Washington, D.C. to discuss issues affecting the states. Governors Neil Abercrombie (D-HI), John Hickenlooper (D-CO), and Alejandro Garcia Padilla (D-PR) also spoke. Topics included how possible sequestration budget cuts would affect states and the input and flexibility that governors need to address cuts to state programs.
“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.
10:11 pm PT Approx. 2 min. Book Discussion on Representing the Race Kenneth Mack 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. 2:01 am PT 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.
1:39 am PT Approx. 49 min. Employing People with Disabilities Governors talked about employment challenges for intellectually and physically disabled ... Governors talked about employment challenges for intellectually and physically disabled individuals and the roles both state governments and businesses could play in advancing employment opportunities for disabled persons. Gregory Wasson, president and chief executive officer of Walgreens, made a presentation, which included a video, and responded to questions from the governors.
The opening session of the National Governors Association (NGA) 2013 Winter Meeting focused on Chairman Markell’s initiative, “"A Better Bottom Line: Employing People with Disabilities.” The session was held at the J.W. Marriott Hotel.
10:13 pm PT 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. 2:39 am PT Approx. 4 min. 1930s-40s Color Photographs Beverly Brannan During the Great Depression and World War II, photographers working for the U.S. ... During the Great Depression and World War II, photographers working for the U.S. Government’s Farm Security Administration (FSA) and later the Office of War Information (OWI) created about 1,600 color photographs depicting life in the United States and war production activities.
Collection Curator Beverly Brannan of the Library of Congress talked about the photographers and the images.
2:30 am PT 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.
10:15 pm PT 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. 2:45 am PT 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.
11:01 pm PT Approx. 33 min. Book Discussion on The International Relations of Middle-Earth Maria Armoudian; Patrick James Patrick James, professor of international relations at USC, talked about his book, The ... Patrick James, professor of international relations at USC, talked about his book, The International Relations of Middle-Earth: Learning from Lord of the Rings, in which he explains international relations using themes found in the book Lord of the Rings. The book is based on a course Professor James teaches. He spoke about his book on Maria Armoudian’s KPFK radio program, “The Scholars' Circle.” 3:59 am PT 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.
11:45 pm PT Approx. 1 hr. 12 min. Book Discussion on The Terror Courts Jess Bravin; Michael McConnell Jess Bravin talked about his book, The Terror Cours: Rough Justice at Guantanamo Bay, in ... Jess Bravin talked about his book, The Terror Cours: Rough Justice at Guantanamo Bay, in which he discusses the challenges facing military prosecutors as they work to prosecute suspected terrorists in our military courts. Mr. Bravin spoke at Stanford University Law School in Northern California.
1:00 am PT Approx. 55 min. Book Discussion on Rule Number Two Heidi Kraft; Linda Shermerhorn Heidi Squier Kraft talked about her memoir, Rule Number Two: Lessons I Learned in a Combat ... Heidi Squier Kraft talked about her memoir, Rule Number Two: Lessons I Learned in a Combat Hospital, in which she recounts her experience in Iraq as a flight and clinical psychologist with the Marine Corps surgical company. She also answered questions from the audience at the Trinity United Methodist Church during the 2013 Savannah Book Festival.
1:58 am PT 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.
2:00 am PT Approx. 1 hr. 4 min. Book Discussion on Dangerous Convictions Thomas Allen Tom Allen, a former six-term Democratic Congressman from Maine, talks about his book, Dangerous ... Tom Allen, a former six-term Democratic Congressman from Maine, talks about his book, Dangerous Convictions: What’s Really Wrong with the U.S. Congress, in which he contends that Congress will continue to face legislative logjams as long as ideological fissures exist between Republicans and Democrats. Mr. Allen recounted his own inability to understand his Republican colleagues and vice versa during his tenure in the House of Representatives. Tom Allen spoke at the Jimmy Carter Presidential Library and Museum in Atlanta.
3:05 am PT 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.
3:15 am PT 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.