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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: 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.
  • After Words with Susan Stranahan (58 min. 28 sec. - May 31, 2014)
    Susan Stranahan talks about the book [Fukushima], an account of the 2011 tsunami and resulting meltdown at the Fukushima nuclear power plant in Japan. Ms. Stranahan co-authored the book with members of the Union of Concerned Scientists.
  • After Words: Jo Becker (57 min. 54 sec. - May 24, 2014)
    Jo Becker talks about her book, [Forcing the Spring: Inside the Fight for Marriage Equality], in which she takes readers through the latter stages of what some call the new civil rights movement.
  • After Words: Justice John Paul Stevens (56 min. 6 sec. - May 17, 2014)
    Former Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens talks about his book, [Six Amendments: How and Why We Should Change the Constitution], in which he recommends six ways he believes the U.S. Constitution should be amended.
  • After Words: Nomi Prins (57 min. 39 sec. - May 10, 2014)
    Nomi Prins talks about her book, [All the Presidents' Bankers], in which she explores the multi-generational marital and protégé relationships in the financial and political worlds that she argues are the basis of power and influence in the U.S.
  • After Words: Burton Folsom (57 min. 6 sec. - May 3, 2014)
    Burton Folsom talks about his book, [Uncle Sam Can't Count], which he co-wrote with his wife Anita. In the book, they argue that government bailouts didn't begin with the financial crisis of 2008 or with Chrysler twenty years earlier.
  • After Words: Patrick Tucker (56 min. 18 sec. - April 26, 2014)
    Patrick Tucker talks about his book, [The Naked Future], in which he argues that the future is very easy to predict, due to the availability of large amounts of data that make prediction models for individual behavior significantly more accurate.
  • After Words with Ezekiel Emanuel (58 min. 54 sec. - April 19, 2014)
    Ezekiel Emmanuel, the former White House adviser on health care, talked about his book, [Reinventing American Health Care], in which he provides an outline of how the Affordable Care Act is reshaping American health care.
  • After Words with Cal Thomas (1 hr. 3 min. - April 12, 2014)
    Columnist Cal Thomas talks about his book, [What Works], in which he argues that American policymakers should already know what works, because history has shown us.
  • After Words with Zachary Karabell (57 min. 30 sec. - April 5, 2014)
    Zachary Karabell talks about his book, [The Leading Indicators], in which he argues that gross national product, balance of trade, unemployment, inflation, and consumer confidence should no longer be the primary basis for monetary policy.
  • After Words: Walid Phares (59 min. 42 sec. - March 29, 2014)
    Walid Phares talks about his book, [The Lost Spring], in which he argues that the U.S. has been making policy missteps in the Middle East as a result oil company influence.

Book TV Schedule


"The Way Forward: Renewing the American Idea"
Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI)

Next air time: Sunday, August 24th, at 7:45pm (ET)
Approx. 47 min.
Book TV at UCLA: Brenda Stevenson, "The Contested Murder of Latasha Harlins: Justice, Gender, and the Origins of the LA Riots"
Brenda Stevenson

Next air time: Sunday, August 24th, at 8:30pm (ET)
Approx. 25 min.
Book TV at UCLA: Jorja Leap, "Jumped In: What Gangs Taught Me about Violence, Drugs, Love, and Redemption"
Jorja Leap

Next air time: Saturday, August 23rd, at 7:30pm (ET)
Approx. 19 min.
Book TV at UCLA: Tim Groseclose, "Left Turn: How Liberal Media Bias Distorts the American Mind"
Tim Groseclose

Next air time: Sunday, August 24th, at 1:20pm (ET)
Approx. 19 min.
Book TV at UCLA: Lynn Vavreck, "The Gamble: Choice and Chance in the 2012 Presidential Election"
Lynn Vavreck

Next air time: Sunday, August 24th, at 1:40pm (ET)
Approx. 21 min.
2014 Eagle Forum Collegians Leadership Summit: Hans von Spakovsky, "Obama's Enforcer"
Hans von Spakovsky

Next air time: Saturday, August 23rd, at 7pm (ET)
Approx. 28 min.
"Valor: Unsung Heroes from Iraq, Afghanistan, and the Home Front"
Mark Lee Greenblatt

Next air time: Saturday, August 23rd, at 8pm (ET)
Approx. 57 min.
"A Chinaman's Chance: One Family's Journey and the Chinese American Dream"
Eric Liu

Next air time: Saturday, August 23rd, at 9pm (ET)
Approx. 59 min.
"Price of Fame: The Honorable Clare Boothe Luce"
Sylvia Jukes Morris

Next air time: Saturday, August 23rd, at 11pm (ET)
Approx. 59 min.
"935 Lies: The Future of Truth and the Decline of America’s Moral Integrity"
Charles Lewis

Next air time: Sunday, August 24th, at 6:30pm (ET)
Approx. 1 hr. 4 min.
"Soldier Girls: The Battles of Three Women at Home and at War"
Helen Thorpe

Next air time: Sunday, August 24th, at 10pm (ET)
Approx. 48 min.
"Birdmen: The Wright Brothers, Glenn Curtiss, and the Battle to Control the Skies"
Lawrence Goldstone

Next air time: Sunday, August 24th, at 11pm (ET)
Approx. 57 min.
2014 Roosevelt Reading Festival: James Tobin, "The Man He Became: How FDR Defied Polio to Win the Presidency"
James Tobin

Next air time: Monday, August 25th, at 2am (ET)
Approx. 56 min.

Also Airing...

Saturday, August 23rd

8am (ET)
Approx. 1 hr. 35 min.
"Licensed to Lie: Exposing Corruption in the Department of Justice"
Sidney Powell
4:30pm (ET)
Approx. 58 min.
"The Last Empire: The Final Days of the Soviet Union"
Serhii Plokhy
6pm (ET)
Approx. 57 min.
Encore Booknotes: "Buddha's Child: My Fight to Save Vietnam"
Nguyen Cao Ky
8pm (ET)
Approx. 57 min.
"Valor: Unsung Heroes from Iraq, Afghanistan, and the Home Front"
Mark Lee Greenblatt
11pm (ET)
Approx. 59 min.
"Price of Fame: The Honorable Clare Boothe Luce"
Sylvia Jukes Morris

Sunday, August 24th

2:30am (ET)
Approx. 1 hr. 1 min.
"What We Won: America's Secret War in Afghanistan, 1979–89"
Bruce Riedel
5am (ET)
Approx. 1 hr. 16 min.
"How the Poor Can Save Capitalism: Rebuilding the Path to the Middle Class"
John Hope Bryant
4pm (ET)
Approx. 59 min.
"Price of Fame: The Honorable Clare Boothe Luce"
Sylvia Jukes Morris
5:30pm (ET)
Approx. 53 min.
"Collecting Shakespeare: The Story of Henry and Emily Folger"
Stephen Grant
6:30pm (ET)
Approx. 1 hr. 4 min.
"935 Lies: The Future of Truth and the Decline of America’s Moral Integrity"
Charles Lewis
7:45pm (ET)
Approx. 47 min.
"The Way Forward: Renewing the American Idea"
Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI)
10pm (ET)
Approx. 48 min.
"Soldier Girls: The Battles of Three Women at Home and at War"
Helen Thorpe

Monday, August 25th

7am (ET)
Approx. 56 min.
"West of the Revolution: An Uncommon History of 1776"
Claudio Saunt

Upcoming Programs


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, and Ron Paul are this year's past guests so far.

Sep 7 Mary Frances Berry  www.maryfrancesberry.com
Oct 5  Joan Biskupic www.joanbiskupic.com

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


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

August 21 -  Los Angeles: Four Seasons Hotel, Kenneth Timmerman, Dark Forces

August 21 - Chicago: Union League, Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI), The Way Forward in conversation with Mitt Romney           

August 30 - Washington, DC:  Walter E. Washington Convention Center, National Book Festival (LIVE)

September 8: - Cambridge, MA: Harvard Bookstore, Edward Baptist, The Half Has Never Been Told

September 9 - Asheville, NC: Malaprop's Bookstore, Karen Abbott, Liar Temptress Soldier Spy

September 15 - NYC: Barnes & Noble, Mark Obama Ndesandjo, An Obama's Journey

September 15 - Austin, TX: Bookpeople, Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz, An Indigenous Peoples' History of the United States

September 17 - New Canaan, CT: New Canaan Public Library, Ronald Rosbottom, When Paris Went Dark

September 17 - Ridgefield, CT: Ridgefield Library, Todd Brewster, Lincoln's Gamble

September 19 - Memphis: Civil Rights Museum, Tavis Smiley, Death of a King

September 21 - Los Angeles: Four Seasons Hotel, David Horowitz, Take No Prisoners

September 22 - Atlanta: Carter Center, Lawrence Wright, Thirteen Days in September

September 23 - Las Vegas: Mob Museum, Sylvia Longmire, Border Insecurity

September 23 - NYC: Roosevelt House, Jonathan Darman, Landslide

September 25 - Princeton, NJ: Princeton University, William Deresiewicz, Excellent Sheep

September 25 - Berkeley, CA: University of California Berkeley Journalism School, Tom Shroder, Acid Test

September 29 - Philadelphia: Free Library, Henry Kissinger, World Order

September 29 - Palo Alto, CA: Stanford University, Peter Thiel, Zero to One

September 30 - Dallas: The Dallas Institute of Humanities and Culture, Joyce King, Exonerated

September 30 - Atlanta: Atlanta History Center, S.C. Gwynne, Rebel Yell






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.