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Book TV's After Words features the author of a recently published hardback non-fiction book interviewed by a guest host with some knowledge, background, or connection to the subject matter of the book.
Recent programs:
  • After Words: Linda Tirado (55 min. 59 sec. - Saturday)
    Linda Tirado talks about her book, [Hand to Mouth: Living in Bootstrap America], about how she went from middle class to lower class to poor, and what she says is the need for a safety net for those on "the bottom rungs of society's ladder."
  • After Words: Jake Halpern (58 min. 36 sec. - October 18, 2014)
    Jake Halpern talks about his book, [Bad Paper], in which he argues that the collection industry is full of unregulated and questionable practices that can often compound the problems of working class citizens.
  • After Words: Atul Gawande (52 min. 30 sec. - October 11, 2014)
    Atul Gawande talks about his book, [Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End], in which he argues that with all that medical science can solve in the modern era, it should be better at responding to the needs of the aging and dying.
  • After Words: Heather Cox Richardson (54 min. 9 sec. - October 4, 2014)
    Heather Cox Richardson talks about her book, [To Make Men Free: A History of the Republican Party], in which she discusses the belief, articulated by Abraham Lincoln, that government is supposed to promote economic opportunity for all.
  • After Words with Matt Richtel (57 min. 40 sec. - September 27, 2014)
    Matt Richtel talks about his book, [A Deadly Wandering: A Tale of Tragedy and Redemption in the Age of Attention], in which he tells the story of a tragic car accident due to texting.
  • After Words: Caleb Scharf (57 min. 27 sec. - September 20, 2014)
    Caleb Scharf talks about his book [The Copernicus Complex], in which he talks about the possible beginnings of life on earth and argues that earth and humanity are unique in the universe.
  • After Words: Ken Silverstein (58 min. 9 sec. - September 13, 2014)
    Ken Silverstein talks about his book, [The Secret World of Oil], a behind-the-scenes look at the key figures and corruption in the international oil industry.
  • After Words with Mike Gonzalez (55 min. 42 sec. - September 6, 2014)
    Cuban-American Mike Gonzalez talks about his book, [A Race for the Future], in which he describes the differences between the various Latino nationalities that have immigrated to the U.S., explaining that they are not a homogenous block.
  • After Words: William Burrows (50 min. 22 sec. - August 30, 2014)
    William Burrows, an award-winning journalist and NYU professor emeritus, talks about his book, [The Asteroid Threat: Defending Our Planet from Deadly Near-Earth Objects], in which he details several near-collisions between earth and asteroids.
  • After Words: Dr. Ben Carson (1 hr. - August 23, 2014)
    The prominent former neurosurgeon and presidential critic proposes "a road out" of what he calls U.S. decline. He contends that his solutions appeal "to every American's decency and common sense." He talks with NBC News Political Director Chuck Tod
  • After Words: Daniel Halper (1 hr. - August 16, 2014)
    Author Daniel Halper talks to [The Hill's] Juan Williams about his book, [Clinton, Inc.], in which he looks at what he calls the country's most powerful political couple and how he says they're positioning themselves for a return to the White House.
  • After Words: John Dean (58 min. 18 sec. - August 9, 2014)
    John Dean, a former member of the Nixon White House, whose congressional testimony led to the president's resignation, talks about his book, [The Nixon Defense], in which he looks at the Watergate scandal based on newly-released recordings.
  • After Words: Cheryl Chumley (58 min. - August 2, 2014)
    Cheryl Chumley talks about her book, [Police State U.S.A.: How Orwell's Nightmare is Becoming Our Reality], in which she argues that the government's desire to monitor and control the public is greater now than ever before.
  • After Words: Chris Tomlinson (57 min. 14 sec. - July 26, 2014)
    Columnist and author Chris Tomlinson discusses his book [Tomlinson Hill], about his family's slave-owning history in Tomlinson Hill, Texas, and how the legacy of slavery still affects American society.
  • After Words: Jay Barbree (56 min. 39 sec. - July 19, 2014)
    Jay Barbree talks about his book, [Neil Armstrong: A Life of Flight], in which he looks at the life of the first man to walk on the moon. He speaks with Michael Neufeld, senior curator at the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum.
  • After Words with Jason Riley (57 min. 11 sec. - July 13, 2014)
    Jason Riley talks about his book, [Please Stop Helping Us: How Liberals Make it Harder for Blacks to Succeed], in which he argues that government assistance programs designed to help African Americans rise from poverty are ineffectual.
  • After Words with Matt Kibbe (58 min. 41 sec. - July 5, 2014)
    Matt Kibbe talks about his book, [Don't Hurt People and Don't Take Their Stuff], in which he argues that the U.S. Constitution gives the right to self-determination, but politicians and corporate leaders have been steadily eroding that right.
  • After Words: Kwasi Kwarteng (58 min. - June 28, 2014)
    Kwasi Kwarteng, a member of British Parliament, talks about his book, [War and Gold], in which he chronicles the history of money, its relationship to war, and the resulting impact the interconnection has on free markets worldwide.
  • After Words: Rick Santorum (57 min. 42 sec. - June 21, 2014)
    Former Senator Rick Santorum (R-PA) talks about his book, [Blue Collar Conservatives], in which he argues that the working class in the U.S. has been abandoned by both parties and that solutions to its problems are largely conservative in nature.
  • After Words: Ken Adleman (56 min. 24 sec. - June 14, 2014)
    Ambassador Ken Adelman talks about his book, [Reagan at Reykjavik], in which he provides a firsthand account of the 1986 summit in Iceland that laid the groundwork for a reduction in nuclear proliferation.
  • After Words: Jeremy Rifkin (56 min. 24 sec. - June 7, 2014)
    Jeremy Rifkin discusses his book, [The Zero Marginal Cost Society: The Internet of Things, the Collaborative Commons, and the Eclipse of Capitalism], in which he argues that capitalism is on its way out.

Book TV Schedule

Highlights

LIVE In Depth: Michael Korda
Next air time: Sunday, November 2nd, at 12pm (ET)
Approx. 3 hr.
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BookTV in Colorado Springs, Colorado

Next air time: Saturday, November 1st, at 12pm (ET)
Approx. 1 hr. 15 min.
"The Invisible Bridge: The Fall of Nixon and the Rise of Reagan"
Rick Perlstein

Next air time: Saturday, November 1st, at 4:15pm (ET)
Approx. 1 hr. 2 min.
"How We Got to Now: Six Innovations That Made the Modern World"
Steven Johnson

Next air time: Saturday, November 1st, at 7pm (ET)
Approx. 54 min.
"Dirty Entanglements: Corruption, Crime, and Terrorism"
Louise Shelley

Next air time: Saturday, November 1st, at 8pm (ET)
Approx. 50 min.
"Even This I Get to Experience"
Norman Lear

Next air time: Saturday, November 1st, at 9pm (ET)
Approx. 1 hr. 1 min.
"Timeless: Love, Morgenthau, and Me"
Lucinda Franks

Next air time: Saturday, November 1st, at 11pm (ET)
Approx. 1 hr. 5 min.
"Double Agent: The First Hero of World War II and How the FBI Outwitted and Destroyed a Nazi Spy Ring"
Peter Duffy

Next air time: Sunday, November 2nd, at 12:15am (ET)
Approx. 44 min.
"Flight 93: The Story, the Aftermath, and the Legacy of American Courage on 9/11"
Tom McMillan

Next air time: Sunday, November 2nd, at 3pm (ET)
Approx. 55 min.
"Culture Worrier: Selected Columns 1984–2014"
Clarence Page

Next air time: Sunday, November 2nd, at 6:15pm (ET)
Approx. 1 hr. 11 min.
"The Innovators: How a Group of Hackers, Geniuses, and Geeks Created the Digital Revolution"
Walter Isaacson

Next air time: Sunday, November 2nd, at 7:30pm (ET)
Approx. 1 hr. 15 min.
"War Dogs: Tales of Canine Heroism, History, and Love"
Rebecca Frankel

Next air time: Sunday, November 2nd, at 10pm (ET)
Approx. 1 hr. 4 min.
James Patterson on the Importance of Independent Reading in Our Schools
James Patterson

Next air time: Sunday, November 2nd, at 11pm (ET)
Approx. 51 min.

Also Airing...

Saturday, November 1st

9am (ET)
Approx. 1 hr. 29 min.
2014 Southern Festival of Books: Panel on War and Its Aftermath
Kenneth MacLeish; Jennifer Percy; Kayla Williams
10:30am (ET)
Approx. 1 hr. 22 min.
"Feminism Unfinished: A Short, Surprising History of American Women's Movements"
Dorothy Sue Cobble; Linda Gordon; Astrid Henry
12pm (ET)
Approx. 1 hr. 15 min.
BookTV in Colorado Springs, Colorado
BookTV in Colorado Springs, Colorado
2pm (ET)
Approx. 1 hr. 14 min.
"How Google Works"
Jonathan Rosenberg; Eric Schmidt
3:15pm (ET)
Approx. 53 min.
"Among the Ruins: Syria Past and Present"
Christian Sahner
4:15pm (ET)
Approx. 1 hr. 2 min.
"The Invisible Bridge: The Fall of Nixon and the Rise of Reagan"
Rick Perlstein
7pm (ET)
Approx. 54 min.
"How We Got to Now: Six Innovations That Made the Modern World"
Steven Johnson
8pm (ET)
Approx. 50 min.
"Dirty Entanglements: Corruption, Crime, and Terrorism"
Louise Shelley
9pm (ET)
Approx. 1 hr. 1 min.
"Even This I Get to Experience"
Norman Lear
11pm (ET)
Approx. 1 hr. 5 min.
"Timeless: Love, Morgenthau, and Me"
Lucinda Franks

Sunday, November 2nd

1am (ET)
Approx. 1 hr. 28 min.
"Putin's Kleptocracy: Who Owns Russia?"
Karen Dawisha
3:28am (ET)
Approx. 1 hr. 31 min.
"Border Insecurity"
Sylvia Longmire
6am (ET)
Approx. 1 hr. 3 min.
"Impolite Conversations: On Race, Politics, Sex, Money, and Religion"
Cora Daniels
7am (ET)
Approx. 1 hr. 21 min.
2014 Southern Festival of Books: Panel on Modern Conflicts
Michael Newton; Lien-Hang Nguyen; Ganesh Sitaraman
8:30am (ET)
Approx. 1 hr. 4 min.
"The Edge of the Sky: All You Need to Know About the All-There-Is"
Roberto Trotta
9:45am (ET)
Approx. 1 hr. 15 min.
BookTV in Colorado Springs, Colorado
BookTV in Colorado Springs, Colorado
4pm (ET)
Approx. 1 hr. 19 min.
"An Indigenous Peoples' History of the United States"
Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz
6:15pm (ET)
Approx. 1 hr. 11 min.
"Culture Worrier: Selected Columns 1984–2014"
Clarence Page
10pm (ET)
Approx. 1 hr. 4 min.
"War Dogs: Tales of Canine Heroism, History, and Love"
Rebecca Frankel

Monday, November 3rd

12am (ET)
Approx. 3 hr.
In Depth: Michael Korda
4am (ET)
Approx. 1 hr. 36 min.
A Debate on War and the Constitution with John Yoo and Bruce Fein
Bruce Fein; John Yoo
5:45am (ET)
Approx. 1 hr. 4 min.
"The Invisible Soldiers: How America Outsourced Our Security"
Ann Hagedorn
6:45am (ET)
Approx. 1 hr. 2 min.
"Landslide: LBJ and Ronald Reagan at the Dawn of a New America"
Jonathan Darman

Upcoming Programs

IN DEPTH

In Depth is Book TV's monthly interview/call-in program with an author featuring his or her body of work.  It's LIVE on the first Sunday of every month.    Mark Levin, Bonnie Morris, Peniel Joseph, Bing West, Luis Rodriguez, Amity Shlaes, Reza Aslan, Ron Paul, Mary Frances Berry, and Joan Biskupic are this year's past guests so far.

Nov 2  Michael Korda
Dec 7  Arthur Brooks  www.aei.org
Jan 4, 2015  Tavis Smiley www.tavistalks.com  @tavissmiley

You can watch all past In Depths online by using the "Search" function in the upper left hand corner of this website.

EVENT COVERAGE

Here are some events that Book TV will be covering in the coming weeks:

11/2/14     Michael Rockland, Navy Crazy        Kellogg Club  Morristown, NJ

11/5/14     William Voegeli, The Pity Party       Century Association  NYC 

11/5/14     Thomas Maier, When Lions Roar     JFK Presidential Library & Museum  Boston

11/6/14     Joel Simon, The New Censorship     Columbia Journalism School  NYC

11/10/14    Robert Baer, The Perfect Kill           Jewish Community Center  San Francisco

11/11/14    Stephen Kotkin, Stalin                     U. of Pennsylvania Bookstore  Philadelphia

11/12/14    James Robbins, The Real Custer      Hudson Library & Historical Society  Hudson, OH

11/12/14    Flemming Rose, The Tyranny of Silence    Pen and Pencil Club  Philadelphia

11/12/14    Robert Howse, Leo Strauss            University of Chicago

11/13/14    Mark Leibovich, Citizens of the Green Room    BookCourt   Brooklyn, NY 

11/13/14    Charles Edel, Nation Builder          Island Books  Newport, RI

11/13/14    Gay Talese, The Bridge                  New York Transit Museum  Brooklyn, NY

11/14/14    Conference on James Burnham's Suicide of the West    Yale University  New Haven, CT

11/18/14    David Quammen, Ebola               Montana State University

11/19/14    Nicholas Wapshott, The Sphinx    Boston Athenaeum

11/19/14    Art Laffer, An Inquiry Into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of States    University Club  NYC

11/19/14    65th Annual National Book Awards  NYC

11/24/14    Mary Elise Sarotte, The Collapse  Porter Square Books  Cambridge, MA 

 

 

FAIRS AND FESTIVALS

Book TV covers many book festivals each year, many of them LIVE.  In 2014, our festival coverage will include book festivals in Tucson, Los Angeles, Chicago, Charlottesville, New York, Freedom Fest in Vegas, Brooklyn, the Roosevelt Reading Festival in Hyde Park, NY, Harlem Book Festival, the Texas Book Festival and Miami Book Fair International in November.  You can watch those we've already covered online.  Find them using the "Search" button in the upper lefthand corner of this homepage.

For a complete list of upcoming book festivals, click on the BOOK FAIRS tab at the top of the page.