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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: 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.
  • 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.

Book TV Schedule


LIVE 2014 Texas Book Festival: Day Two
Multiple Authors

Next air time: Sunday, October 26th, at 12pm (ET)
Approx. 6 hr.
After Words: Linda Tirado, "Hand to Mouth: Living in Bootstrap America"
Next air time: Sunday, October 26th, at 9pm (ET)
Approx. 55 min.
"Thirteen Days in September: Carter, Begin, and Sadat at Camp David"
Lawrence Wright

Next air time: Sunday, October 26th, at 8:45am (ET)
Approx. 1 hr. 7 min.
"Impolite Conversations: On Race, Politics, Sex, Money, and Religion"
Cora Daniels

Next air time: Sunday, October 26th, at 7pm (ET)
Approx. 1 hr. 3 min.
"The Invisible Front: Love and Loss in an Era of Endless War"
Yochi Dreazen

Next air time: Sunday, October 26th, at 8pm (ET)
Approx. 1 hr.
"How Google Works"
Jonathan Rosenberg; Eric Schmidt

Next air time: Sunday, October 26th, at 10pm (ET)
Approx. 1 hr. 14 min.
"The Short and Tragic Life of Robert Peace: A Brilliant Young Man Who Left Newark for the Ivy League"
Jeff Hobbs

Next air time: Sunday, October 26th, at 11:15pm (ET)
Approx. 45 min.

Also Airing...

Sunday, October 26th

12am (ET)
Approx. 7 hr.
2014 Texas Book Festival: Day One
Multiple Authors
8:45am (ET)
Approx. 1 hr. 7 min.
"Thirteen Days in September: Carter, Begin, and Sadat at Camp David"
Lawrence Wright
10am (ET)
Approx. 56 min.
"Predator: The Secret Origins of the Drone Revolution"
Richard Whittle
LIVE 12pm (ET)
Approx. 6 hr.
2014 Texas Book Festival: Day Two
Multiple Authors
7pm (ET)
Approx. 1 hr. 3 min.
"Impolite Conversations: On Race, Politics, Sex, Money, and Religion"
Cora Daniels
10pm (ET)
Approx. 1 hr. 14 min.
"How Google Works"
Jonathan Rosenberg; Eric Schmidt

Monday, October 27th

1am (ET)
Approx. 6 hr.
2014 Texas Book Festival: Day Two
Multiple Authors

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, 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.


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

10/21/14    NYC: New York Historical Society, Richard Brookhiser, Founder's Son

10/21/14    Palo Alto, CA: Hoover Institution, Russ Roberts, How Adam Smith Can Change Your Life

10/22/14    NYC: The New School, Laura Auricchio, The Marquis

10/25/14    Boston Book Festival

10/26/14    San Francisco: SF Jazz Center, American Book Awards

10/27/14    Boston: JFK Library, Richard Norton Smith, On His Own Terms


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.