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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: Caleb Scharf (57 min. 27 sec. - Saturday)
    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.
  • 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.

Book TV Schedule


LIVE Steve Almond, "Against Football: One Fan's Reluctant Manifesto" and Gregg Easterbrook, "The King of Sports: Why Football Must Be Reformed"
Steve Almond; Gregg Easterbrook

Next air time: Saturday, September 27th, at 1pm (ET)
Approx. 1 hr.
2014 Brooklyn Book Festival
Multiple Authors

Next air time: Saturday, September 27th, at 5pm (ET)
Approx. 5 hr.
2014 Fall for the Book Festival: Eula Biss, "On Immunity: An Inoculation"
Eula Biss

Next air time: Saturday, September 27th, at 11pm (ET)
Approx. 52 min.
"Billionaires: Reflections on the Upper Crust"
Darrell West

Next air time: Sunday, September 28th, at 7:45pm (ET)
Approx. 1 hr. 20 min.
"Liar,Temptress, Soldier, Spy: Four Women Undercover in the Civil War"
Karen Abbott

Next air time: Sunday, September 28th, at 10pm (ET)
Approx. 54 min.
"Lincoln's Gamble: The Tumultuous Six Months that Gave America the Emancipation Proclamation and Changed the Course of the Civil War"
Todd Brewster

Next air time: Sunday, September 28th, at 11pm (ET)
Approx. 1 hr. 1 min.
"Superintelligence: Paths, Dangers, Strategies"
Nick Bostrom

Next air time: Monday, September 29th, at 1am (ET)
Approx. 1 hr. 47 min.

Also Airing...

Saturday, September 27th

8am (ET)
Approx. 47 min.
"Off the Sidelines: Raise Your Voice, Change the World"
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY)
10:30am (ET)
Approx. 1 hr. 31 min.
"Iran-Contra: Reagan's Scandal and the Unchecked Abuse of Presidential Power"
Malcolm Byrne
2pm (ET)
Approx. 51 min.
"An Obama's Journey: My Odyssey of Self-Discovery across Three Cultures"
Mark Obama Ndesandjo
4pm (ET)
Approx. 47 min.
"The Way Forward: Renewing the American Idea"
Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI)
5pm (ET)
Approx. 5 hr.
2014 Brooklyn Book Festival
Multiple Authors

Sunday, September 28th

1:45am (ET)
Approx. 29 min.
"Hurricane from the Heavens: The Battle of Cold Harbor, May 26 - June 5, 1864"
Daniel Davis; Phillip Greenwalt
2:15am (ET)
Approx. 1 hr. 11 min.
"The Next Economic Disaster: Why It's Coming and How to Avoid It"
Richard Vague
7am (ET)
Approx. 57 min.
"Valor: Unsung Heroes from Iraq, Afghanistan, and the Home Front"
Mark Lee Greenblatt
8am (ET)
Approx. 1 hr. 1 min.
"War of the Whales"
Joshua Horwitz
9am (ET)
Approx. 53 min.
"Bloody Spring: Forty Days That Sealed the Confederacy's Fate"
Joseph Wheelan
1pm (ET)
Approx. 5 hr.
2014 Brooklyn Book Festival
Multiple Authors
6pm (ET)
Approx. 1 hr. 36 min.
A Debate on War and the Constitution with John Yoo and Bruce Fein
Bruce Fein; John Yoo
7:45pm (ET)
Approx. 1 hr. 20 min.
"Billionaires: Reflections on the Upper Crust"
Darrell West

Monday, September 29th

1am (ET)
Approx. 1 hr. 47 min.
"Superintelligence: Paths, Dangers, Strategies"
Nick Bostrom
6:30am (ET)
Approx. 1 hr. 23 min.
"The Mockingbird Next Door: Life with Harper Lee"
Marja Mills

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, and Mary Frances Berry are this year's past guests so far.

Oct 5  Joan Biskupic www.joanbiskupic.com
Nov 2  Michael Korda
Dec 7  Arthur Brooks  www.aei.org

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:

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

September 17   NYC: Museum of Jewish Heritage, Lucinda Franks, Timeless

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

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

September 19   Austin, TX: Bookpeople, Cristin O'Keefe Aptowicz, Dr. Mutter's Marvels

September 21   Brooklyn, NY: Brooklyn Law School, 2014 Brooklyn Book Festival

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.