Book Parties and Festivals

2012 Texas Book Festival - Saturday

All Day Coverage

About the Program

BookTV is LIVE from the 17th annual Texas Book Festival from the Capitol grounds in Austin, Texas. Our first day of programming includes:


11:00 AM ET    

Rachel Swarns, American Tapestry: The Story of the Black, White, and Multiracial Ancestors of Michelle Obama

12:00 PM ET

David Westin, Exit Interview

1:00   PM ET

Thomas Frank, Pity the Billionaire: The Hard-Times Swindle and Unlikely Comeback of the Right

2:00   PM ET

Education Panel

Michael Brick, Saving the School: The True Story of a Principal, a Teacher, a Coach, a Bunch of Kids and a Year in the Crosshairs of Education Reform

Meira Levinson, The Demands of Liberal Education

Paul Tough, How Children Succeed: Grit, Curiousity, and the Hidden Power of Character

3:30   PM ET  

Douglas Brinkley, Cronkite

4:45   PM ET 

Panel: Lyndon and Lady Bird Johnson

Mark Updegrove, Indomitable Will: LBJ in the Presidency

Michael Gillette, Lady Bird Johnson: An Oral History

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Past Airings

  • Sunday, October 28th at 12am (ET)
  • Saturday, October 27th at 11am (ET)
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