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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: Chris Tomlinson (57 min. 14 sec. - Saturday)
    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.
  • After Words: Paul Taylor (59 min. 18 sec. - March 22, 2014)
    Paul Taylor talks about his book, [The Next America], in which he draws on data from the Pew Research Center to tell readers where the U.S. has been and where it's likely to go in coming decades.
  • After Words: George Nash (57 min. 30 sec. - March 15, 2014)
    George Nash, editor of [The Crusade Years 1933-1955: Herbert Hoover's Lost Memoir of the New Deal Era and Its Aftermath], talks about what is referred to as "the missing link" in the the Hoover memoirs.
  • After Words: Amy Chua and Jed Rubenfeld (58 min. 30 sec. - March 8, 2014)
    Amy Chua and Jed Rubenfeld talk about their book, [The Triple Package], in which they argue that successful ethnic groups in America have at least one of three characteristics: superiority, insecurity, or impulse control.

Book TV Schedule


LIVE In Depth: Ron Paul
Next air time: Sunday, August 3rd, at 12pm (ET)
Approx. 3 hr.
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2014 C-SPAN Cities Tour
2014 C-SPAN Cities Tour

Next air time: Saturday, August 2nd, at 12pm (ET)
Approx. 1 hr. 17 min.
"The Mockingbird Next Door: Life with Harper Lee"
Marja Mills

Next air time: Saturday, August 2nd, at 7pm (ET)
Approx. 1 hr. 23 min.
"The New Arabs: How the Millennial Generation Is Changing the Middle East"
Juan Cole

Next air time: Saturday, August 2nd, at 9pm (ET)
Approx. 56 min.
"Unstoppable: The Emerging Left-Right Alliance to Dismantle the Corporate State"
Ralph Nader

Next air time: Saturday, August 2nd, at 11pm (ET)
Approx. 1 hr. 33 min.
"Licensed to Lie: Exposing Corruption in the Department of Justice"
Sidney Powell

Next air time: Sunday, August 3rd, at 6:30pm (ET)
Approx. 1 hr. 35 min.
"Nature's God: The Heretical Origins of the American Republic"
Matthew Stewart

Next air time: Sunday, August 3rd, at 8pm (ET)
Approx. 47 min.
"This Nonviolent Stuff'll Get You Killed: How Guns Made the Civil Rights Movement Possible"
Charles Cobb

Next air time: Sunday, August 3rd, at 10pm (ET)
Approx. 1 hr. 16 min.
"Operation Shakespeare: The True Story of an Elite International Sting"
John Shiffman

Next air time: Sunday, August 3rd, at 11:15pm (ET)
Approx. 43 min.

Also Airing...

Saturday, August 2nd

9:15am (ET)
Approx. 1 hr. 1 min.
"Uncertain Justice: The Roberts Court and the Constitution"
Laurence Tribe
11am (ET)
Approx. 1 hr.
"Blessed Experiences: Genuinely Southern, Proudly Black"
Rep. James Clyburn (D-SC)
12pm (ET)
Approx. 1 hr. 17 min.
2014 C-SPAN Cities Tour
2014 C-SPAN Cities Tour
2:45pm (ET)
Approx. 44 min.
"American Panic: A History of Who Scares Us and Why"
Mark Stein
4:30pm (ET)
Approx. 1 hr. 5 min.
"Redeemer: The Life of Jimmy Carter"
Randall Balmer
7pm (ET)
Approx. 1 hr. 23 min.
"The Mockingbird Next Door: Life with Harper Lee"
Marja Mills

Sunday, August 3rd

1:15am (ET)
Approx. 1 hr. 43 min.
"The Frackers: The Outrageous Inside Story of the New Billionaire Wildcatters"
Gregory Zuckerman
3am (ET)
Approx. 2 hr. 3 min.
2014 Harlem Book Fair: Panel - "James Baldwin & American Morality"
Rich Blint; Jonathan, Scott Holloway; Marcus Hunter; Walter Mosley; Imani Perry; Claudia Roth Pierpont; Kendall Thomas
6am (ET)
Approx. 59 min.
"The Director" and "Blowback"
David Ignatius; Valerie Plame
7:30am (ET)
Approx. 1 hr. 9 min.
"When Men Betray"
Webb Hubbell
8:45am (ET)
Approx. 1 hr. 2 min.
"Making David into Goliath: How the World Turned Against Israel"
Joshua Muravchik
9:45am (ET)
Approx. 1 hr. 17 min.
2014 C-SPAN Cities Tour
2014 C-SPAN Cities Tour
3pm (ET)
Approx. 1 hr. 23 min.
"The Mockingbird Next Door: Life with Harper Lee"
Marja Mills
6:30pm (ET)
Approx. 1 hr. 35 min.
"Licensed to Lie: Exposing Corruption in the Department of Justice"
Sidney Powell
8pm (ET)
Approx. 47 min.
"Nature's God: The Heretical Origins of the American Republic"
Matthew Stewart

Monday, August 4th

12am (ET)
Approx. 3 hr.
In Depth: Ron Paul
4:15am (ET)
Approx. 1 hr. 8 min.
"Alex's Wake: A Voyage of Betrayal and a Journey of Remembrance"
Martin Goldsmith
5:30am (ET)
Approx. 1 hr. 27 min.
"Iran and the United States: An Insider's View on the Failed Past and the Road to Peace"
Seyed Hossein Mousavian

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, and Reza Aslan are this year's past guests so far.

Aug 3 Ron Paul  www.ronpaulchannel.com
Sep 7 Mary Frances Berry  www.maryfrancesberry.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 1     Brooklyn, NY: Melville House     Jon Gnarr, Gnarr

August 5     Roanoke, VA: St. John's Episcopal Church     Beth Macy, Factory Man

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

August 30   Washington, DC:  Convention Center     National Book Festival




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.