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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 with Matt Richtel (57 min. 40 sec. - Saturday)
    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.
  • 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.

Book TV Schedule


LIVE In Depth: Joan Biskupic
Next air time: Sunday, October 5th, at 12pm (ET)
Approx. 3 hr.
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BookTV in Boulder, Colorado
BookTV in Boulder, Colorado

Next air time: Saturday, October 4th, at 12pm (ET)
Approx. 1 hr. 35 min.
"Dr. Mutter's Marvels: A True Tale of Intrigue and Innovation at the Dawn of Modern Medicine"
Cristin O'Keefe Aptowicz

Next air time: Saturday, October 4th, at 7pm (ET)
Approx. 47 min.
"Thirteen Days in September: Carter, Begin, and Sadat at Camp David"
Lawrence Wright

Next air time: Saturday, October 4th, at 7:45pm (ET)
Approx. 1 hr. 7 min.
"When Paris Went Dark: The City of Light Under German Occupation, 1940-1944"
Ronald Rosbottom

Next air time: Saturday, October 4th, at 9pm (ET)
Approx. 54 min.
"Fallujah Redux: The Anbar Awakening and the Struggle with al-Qaeda"
Daniel Green; Brig. Gen. William Mullen III (USMC)

Next air time: Sunday, October 5th, at 12am (ET)
Approx. 1 hr. 5 min.
"Economics: The User's Guide"
Ha-Joon Chang

Next air time: Sunday, October 5th, at 4pm (ET)
Approx. 1 hr. 45 min.
"Lessons Learned on the Audit Trail"
Richard Chambers

Next air time: Sunday, October 5th, at 5:45pm (ET)
Approx. 55 min.
"When Money Speaks: The McCutcheon Decision, Campaign Finance Laws, and the First Amendment"
Ronald Collins

Next air time: Sunday, October 5th, at 7:45pm (ET)
Approx. 1 hr. 11 min.
"World Order"
Henry Kissinger

Next air time: Sunday, October 5th, at 10pm (ET)
Approx. 57 min.
"The Invisible Soldiers: How America Outsourced Our Security"
Ann Hagedorn

Next air time: Sunday, October 5th, at 11pm (ET)
Approx. 1 hr. 4 min.

Also Airing...

Saturday, October 4th

8am (ET)
Approx. 55 min.
"A Nun on the Bus: How All of Us Can Create Hope, Change, and Community"
Sister Simone Campbell
9am (ET)
Approx. 1 hr. 10 min.
"Take No Prisoners: The Battle Plan for Defeating the Left"
David Horowitz
12pm (ET)
Approx. 1 hr. 35 min.
BookTV in Boulder, Colorado
BookTV in Boulder, Colorado
2:30pm (ET)
Approx. 1 hr. 47 min.
"Superintelligence: Paths, Dangers, Strategies"
Nick Bostrom
4:30pm (ET)
Approx. 1 hr. 24 min.
"Agent Storm: My Life Inside al Qaeda and the CIA"
Paul Cruickshank; Tim Lister; Morten Storm
6pm (ET)
Approx. 57 min.
Encore Booknotes: Diana Preston, "Lusitania: An Epic Tragedy"
Diana Preston
7:45pm (ET)
Approx. 1 hr. 7 min.
"Thirteen Days in September: Carter, Begin, and Sadat at Camp David"
Lawrence Wright

Sunday, October 5th

12am (ET)
Approx. 1 hr. 5 min.
"Fallujah Redux: The Anbar Awakening and the Struggle with al-Qaeda"
Daniel Green; Brig. Gen. William Mullen III (USMC)
2am (ET)
Approx. 1 hr. 27 min.
"Gun Control in the Third Reich: Disarming the Jews and 'Enemies of the State'"
Stephen Halbrook
3:30am (ET)
Approx. 49 min.
2014 Brooklyn Book Festival - Panel: Nelson Mandela
Charlayne Hunter-Gault; Sean Jacobs; Danny Schechter; Alan Wieder
7:45am (ET)
Approx. 1 hr. 20 min.
"Billionaires: Reflections on the Upper Crust"
Darrell West
9:15am (ET)
Approx. 1 hr. 35 min.
BookTV in Boulder, Colorado
BookTV in Boulder, Colorado
4pm (ET)
Approx. 1 hr. 45 min.
"Economics: The User's Guide"
Ha-Joon Chang
5:45pm (ET)
Approx. 55 min.
"Lessons Learned on the Audit Trail"
Richard Chambers
10pm (ET)
Approx. 57 min.
"World Order"
Henry Kissinger
11pm (ET)
Approx. 1 hr. 4 min.
"The Invisible Soldiers: How America Outsourced Our Security"
Ann Hagedorn

Monday, October 6th

12am (ET)
Approx. 3 hr.
In Depth: Joan Biskupic
4am (ET)
Approx. 51 min.
"Dark Forces: The Truth About What Happened in Benghazi"
Kenneth Timmerman
7am (ET)
Approx. 55 min.
"Lessons Learned on the Audit Trail"
Richard Chambers

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  @joanbiskupic
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:

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

September 29   Brooklyn, NY: Greenlight Bookstore, Jeff Hobbs, The Short and Tragic Life of Robert Peace

September 29   St. Louis: St. Louis County Library, Mark Whitaker, Cosby

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

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

September 30    Menlo Park, CA: Kepler's Books, Deborah Rhode, What Women Want

October 1          Simi Valley, CA: Reagan Library, Peter Thiel, Zero to One 

October 2          NYC: Barnes & Noble Booksellers, Steven Pinker, A Sense of Style

October 4          Bellingham, WA: Village Books, Peter Laufer, Organic

October 7          Saratoga Springs, NY: Northshire Bookstore, Jack Kelly, Band of Giants

October 8          Mountain View, CA: Computer History Museum, Eric Schmidt & Jonathan Rosenberg, How Google Works 

October 8          Wilmington, DE: University & Whist Club, Paolucci Book Award

October 8          NYC: New York Historical Society, Nick Bunker, An Empire on the Edge 

October 10-12    Nashville: Southern Festival of Books

October 12        Atlanta: Carter Library, Bob Herbert, Losing Our Way

October 13        Cambridge, MA: Havard Book Store, Francis Fukuyama, Political Order and Political Decay

October 14        Mountain View, CA: Computer History Museum, Walter Isaacson, The Innovators

October 14        San Francisco: Commonwealth Club, John Lanchester, How to Speak Money

October 15        Haverford, PA: The Quadrangle, Joseph Hoeffel, The Iraq Lie

October 16        Madison, WI: Central Library, Jordan Ellenberg, How Not to be Wrong 

October 17        Madison, WI: Central Library, Gail Sheehy, Daring

October 17        Napa, CA: Copperfield's Books, Stephen Seager, Behind the Gates of Gomorrah

October 21        NYC: New York Historical Society, Richard Brookhiser, Founder's Son

October 25        Boston Book Festival

October 26       San Francisco: SF Jazz Center, American Book Awards




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.