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Coming Up on Book TV

"World Order"
Henry Kissinger

Next air time: Friday, November 28th at 4pm (ET)

"World Order"
"My Story"
Julia Gillard

Next air time: Sunday, November 30th at 3am (ET)

"My Story"
"The New Censorship: Inside the Global Battle for Media Freedom"
Joel Simon

Next air time: Sunday, November 30th at 10am (ET)

"The New Censorship: Inside the Global Battle for Media Freedom"

Archived Programs

Programs shown in this archive cover the past year. To search for programs in earlier years, please use the search functionality above.

"Dirty Entanglements: Corruption, Crime, and Terrorism"
Louise Shelley

Last aired: November 22, 2014

"Dirty Entanglements: Corruption, Crime, and Terrorism"
"My Story"
Julia Gillard

Last aired: November 16, 2014

"My Story"
"World Order"
Henry Kissinger

Last aired: November 9, 2014

"World Order"
"Putin's Kleptocracy: Who Owns Russia?"
Karen Dawisha

Last aired: November 2, 2014

"Putin's Kleptocracy: Who Owns Russia?"
2014 Southern Festival of Books: Panel on Modern Conflicts
Michael Newton; Lien-Hang Nguyen; Ganesh Sitaraman

Last aired: November 2, 2014

2014 Southern Festival of Books: Panel on Modern Conflicts
"Among the Ruins: Syria Past and Present"
Christian Sahner

Last aired: November 1, 2014

"Among the Ruins: Syria Past and Present"
"Agent Storm: My Life Inside al Qaeda and the CIA"
Paul Cruickshank; Tim Lister; Morten Storm

Last aired: October 18, 2014

"Agent Storm: My Life Inside al Qaeda and the CIA"
"Dark Forces: The Truth About What Happened in Benghazi"
Kenneth Timmerman

Last aired: October 6, 2014

"Dark Forces: The Truth About What Happened in Benghazi"
"Fallujah Redux: The Anbar Awakening and the Struggle with al-Qaeda"
Daniel Green; Brig. Gen. William Mullen III (USMC)

Last aired: October 5, 2014

"Fallujah Redux: The Anbar Awakening and the Struggle with al-Qaeda"
"Good Hunting: An American Spymaster's Story"
Jack Devine

Last aired: September 20, 2014

"Good Hunting: An American Spymaster's Story"
"Old Wine, Broken Bottle: Ari Shavit's Promised Land"
Norman Finkelstein

Last aired: August 17, 2014

"Old Wine, Broken Bottle: Ari Shavit's Promised Land"
"The Good Spy: The Life and Death of Robert Ames"
Kai Bird

Last aired: August 10, 2014

"The Good Spy: The Life and Death of Robert Ames"
"The Director" and "Blowback"
David Ignatius; Valerie Plame

Last aired: August 3, 2014

"The Director" and "Blowback"
"Making David into Goliath: How the World Turned Against Israel"
Joshua Muravchik

Last aired: August 3, 2014

"Making David into Goliath: How the World Turned Against Israel"
"To Make and Keep Peace Among Ourselves and with All Nations"
Angelo Codevilla

Last aired: July 19, 2014

"To Make and Keep Peace Among Ourselves and with All Nations"
"Fukushima: The Story of a Nuclear Disaster"
Edwin Lyman

Last aired: July 14, 2014

"Fukushima: The Story of a Nuclear Disaster"
"Warlords, Strongman Governors, and the State in Afghanistan"
Dipali Mukhopadhyay

Last aired: July 6, 2014

"Warlords, Strongman Governors, and the State in Afghanistan"
"The Kidney Sellers: A Journey of Discovery in Iran"
Sigrid Fry-Revere

Last aired: June 22, 2014

"The Kidney Sellers: A Journey of Discovery in Iran"
"Democratization and Authoritarianism in the Arab World"
Larry Diamond; Marc Plattner

Last aired: June 22, 2014

"Democratization and Authoritarianism in the Arab World"
"A Time to Attack: The Looming Iranian Nuclear Threat"
Matthew Kroenig

Last aired: June 21, 2014

"A Time to Attack: The Looming Iranian Nuclear Threat"
Books on Afghanistan
Multiple Authors

Last aired: June 9, 2014

Books on Afghanistan
"Maximalist: America in the World from Truman to Obama"
Stephen Sestanovich

Last aired: May 31, 2014

"Maximalist: America in the World from Truman to Obama"
"Dear Reader: The Unauthorized Autobiography of Kim Jong Il"
Michael Malice

Last aired: May 25, 2014

"Dear Reader: The Unauthorized Autobiography of Kim Jong Il"
"A Call to Action: Women, Religion, Violence, and Power"
Jimmy Carter

Last aired: May 11, 2014

"A Call to Action: Women, Religion, Violence, and Power"
"A Sliver of Light: Three Americans Imprisoned in Iran"
Shane Bauer; Joshua Fattal; Sarah Shourd

Last aired: May 4, 2014

"A Sliver of Light: Three Americans Imprisoned in Iran"
Books on Russia
Multiple Authors

Last aired: April 27, 2014

Books on Russia
"Words Will Break Cement: The Passion of Pussy Riot"
Masha Gessen

Last aired: April 20, 2014

"Words Will Break Cement: The Passion of Pussy Riot"
"An American Bride in Kabul: A Memoir"
Phyllis Chesler

Last aired: March 22, 2014

"An American Bride in Kabul: A Memoir"
"The Second Arab Awakening: And the Battle for Pluralism"
Marwan Muasher

Last aired: March 10, 2014

"The Second Arab Awakening: And the Battle for Pluralism"
"Radiance of Tomorrow"
Ishmael Beah

Last aired: March 2, 2014

"Radiance of Tomorrow"
"The Syria Dilemma"
Nader Hashemi; Danny Postel

Last aired: March 2, 2014

"The Syria Dilemma"
"By All Means Necessary: How China's Resource Quest is Changing the World"
Elizabeth Economy; Michael Levi

Last aired: February 17, 2014

"By All Means Necessary: How China's Resource Quest is Changing the World"
Author James Bamford on NSA Spying and Edward Snowden
James Bamford

Last aired: February 8, 2014

Author James Bamford on NSA Spying and Edward Snowden
"Nuclear Nightmares: Securing the World Before It Is Too Late"
Joseph Cirincione

Last aired: February 2, 2014

"Nuclear Nightmares: Securing the World Before It Is Too Late"
"Goliath: Life and Loathing in Greater Israel"
Max Blumenthal

Last aired: February 1, 2014

"Goliath: Life and Loathing in Greater Israel"
"The Brotherhood: America's Next Great Enemy"
Erick Stakelbeck

Last aired: January 26, 2014

"The Brotherhood: America's Next Great Enemy"
"Qatar: Small State, Big Politics"
Mehran Kamrava

Last aired: January 13, 2014

"Qatar: Small State, Big Politics"
"Dancing with the Devil: The Perils of Engaging Rogue Regimes"
Michael Rubin

Last aired: January 13, 2014

"Dancing with the Devil: The Perils of Engaging Rogue Regimes"
"I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban"
Malala Yousafzai - 2014 NOBEL PEACE PRIZE WINNER

Last aired: December 31, 2013

"I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban"
"Customary International Law in Times of Fundamental Change"
Michael Scharf

Last aired: December 30, 2013

"Customary International Law in Times of Fundamental Change"
"Chasing Chaos: My Decade In and Out of Humanitarian Aid"
Jessica Alexander

Last aired: December 25, 2013

"Chasing Chaos: My Decade In and Out of Humanitarian Aid"
Interview with State Department Historians Stephen Randolph and Kathleen Rasmussen
Stephen Randolph; Kathleen Rasmussen (ed.)

Last aired: December 1, 2013

Interview with State Department Historians Stephen Randolph and Kathleen Rasmussen

Book TV Schedule

Highlights

2014 National Book Awards
Multiple Authors

Next air time: Friday, November 28th, at 12pm (ET)
Approx. 2 hr. 4 min.
James Patterson on the Importance of Independent Reading in Our Schools
James Patterson

Next air time: Thursday, November 27th, at 7pm (ET)
Approx. 51 min.
"Why Football Matters: My Education in the Game"
Mark Edmundson

Next air time: Thursday, November 27th, at 4pm (ET)
Approx. 54 min.
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: Thursday, November 27th, at 5pm (ET)
Approx. 53 min.
After Words: Cal Thomas, "What Works: Common Sense Solutions for a Stronger America," hosted by Juan Williams
Next air time: Thursday, November 27th, at 8pm (ET)
Approx. 1 hr. 2 min.
In Depth: Michael Korda
Next air time: Thursday, November 27th, at 9pm (ET)
Approx. 2 hr. 56 min.
"War Dogs: Tales of Canine Heroism, History, and Love"
Rebecca Frankel

Next air time: Friday, November 28th, at 12am (ET)
Approx. 1 hr. 4 min.
BookTV Tours Book Publisher Simon & Schuster
BookTV Tours Simon & Schuster

Next air time: Thursday, November 27th, at 1pm (ET)
Approx. 1 hr. 12 min.
Interview with Anthony Marx, President & CEO of the New York Public Library
Anthony Marx

Next air time: Friday, November 28th, at 10am (ET)
Approx. 42 min.
Tour of the New York Public Library: Berg Collection of English and American Literature
Isaac Gewirtz

Next air time: Friday, November 28th, at 10:42am (ET)
Approx. 11 min.
Tour of the New York Public Library: Rose Reading Room
Ann Thornton

Next air time: Friday, November 28th, at 10:53am (ET)
Approx. 3 min.
"The First Family Detail: Secret Service Agents Reveal the Hidden Lives of the Presidents"
Ronald Kessler

Next air time: Thursday, November 27th, at 10am (ET)
Approx. 50 min.
"The Reagan Enigma: 1964-1980"
Thomas Reed

Next air time: Saturday, November 29th, at 7pm (ET)
Approx. 40 min.
"The Secret History of Wonder Woman"
Jill Lepore

Next air time: Saturday, November 29th, at 7:45pm (ET)
Approx. 1 hr. 9 min.
"An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of States: How Taxes, Energy, and Worker Freedom Change Everything"
Arthur Laffer

Next air time: Saturday, November 29th, at 9pm (ET)
Approx. 52 min.
Book TV Interviews with New York University Professors: Dan Fagin, "Toms River: A Story of Science and Salvation"
Dan Fagin

Next air time: Thursday, November 27th, at 8:32am (ET)
Approx. 25 min.
Book TV Interviews with New York University Professors: Linda Gordon, "Dorothea Lange: A Life Beyond Limits"
Linda Gordon

Next air time: Sunday, November 30th, at 1:25pm (ET)
Approx. 28 min.
"How Adam Smith Can Change Your Life: An Unexpected Guide to Human Nature and Happiness"
Russ Roberts

Next air time: Sunday, November 30th, at 7pm (ET)
Approx. 49 min.
2014 Wisconsin Book Festival: Gail Sheehy, "Daring: My Passages"
Gail Sheehy

Next air time: Sunday, November 30th, at 7:45pm (ET)
Approx. 1 hr. 6 min.
"Guardian of the Republic: An American Ronin's Journey to Faith, Family and Freedom"
Allen West

Next air time: Sunday, November 30th, at 10pm (ET)
Approx. 59 min.
"Undeniable: Evolution and the Science of Creation"
Bill Nye

Next air time: Sunday, November 30th, at 11pm (ET)
Approx. 59 min.
Book TV Interviews with New York University Professors: Brooke Kroeger, "Undercover Reporting"
Brooke Kroeger

Next air time: Monday, December 1st, at 1:25am (ET)
Approx. 25 min.
"The Moral Case for Fossil Fuels"
Alex Epstein

Next air time: Monday, December 1st, at 2am (ET)
Approx. 56 min.
2014 Miami Book Fair: Viewer Call-in with Kris Paronto and Mark Geist, "13 Hours: The Inside Account of What Really Happened in Benghazi"
Mark Geist; Kris Paronto

Next air time: Sunday, November 30th, at 12:15am (ET)
Approx. 38 min.

Also Airing...

Thursday, November 27th

1pm (ET)
Approx. 1 hr. 12 min.
BookTV Tours Book Publisher Simon & Schuster
BookTV Tours Simon & Schuster
4pm (ET)
Approx. 54 min.
"Why Football Matters: My Education in the Game"
Mark Edmundson
9pm (ET)
Approx. 2 hr. 56 min.
In Depth: Michael Korda

Friday, November 28th

12am (ET)
Approx. 1 hr. 4 min.
"War Dogs: Tales of Canine Heroism, History, and Love"
Rebecca Frankel
2am (ET)
Approx. 54 min.
"Why Football Matters: My Education in the Game"
Mark Edmundson
8am (ET)
Approx. 57 min.
"Founders' Son: A Life of Abraham Lincoln"
Richard Brookhiser
10:53am (ET)
Approx. 3 min.
Tour of the New York Public Library: Rose Reading Room
Ann Thornton
12pm (ET)
Approx. 2 hr. 4 min.
2014 National Book Awards
Multiple Authors
4pm (ET)
Approx. 54 min.
"World Order"
Henry Kissinger
6:53pm (ET)
Approx. 3 min.
Tour of the New York Public Library: Rose Reading Room
Ann Thornton
9pm (ET)
Approx. 1 hr. 4 min.
"War Dogs: Tales of Canine Heroism, History, and Love"
Rebecca Frankel
11:30pm (ET)
Approx. 1 hr. 12 min.
BookTV Tours Book Publisher Simon & Schuster
BookTV Tours Simon & Schuster

Saturday, November 29th

1am (ET)
Approx. 2 hr. 4 min.
2014 National Book Awards
Multiple Authors
6am (ET)
Approx. 54 min.
"World Order"
Henry Kissinger
8am (ET)
Approx. 56 min.
"Civil Rights and the Making of the Modern American State"
Megan Ming Francis
9am (ET)
Approx. 1 hr. 10 min.
"The Hot Zone: The Terrifying True Story of the Origins of the Ebola Virus"
Richard Preston
10:15am (ET)
Approx. 43 min.
"13 Soldiers: A Personal History of Americans at War"
Sen. John McCain (R-AZ)
11am (ET)
Approx. 1 hr. 14 min.
"Exonerated: A Brief and Dangerous Freedom"
Joyce King
12:15pm (ET)
Approx. 1 hr.
"The Invisible Front: Love and Loss in an Era of Endless War"
Yochi Dreazen
1:30pm (ET)
Approx. 58 min.
"Knife Fights: A Memoir of Modern War in Theory and Practice"
John Nagl
2:30pm (ET)
Approx. 1 hr. 14 min.
"Reclaiming Our Democracy: Healing the Break Between People and Government"
Sam Daley-Harris
4:30pm (ET)
Approx. 41 min.
2014 Miami Book Fair: Cornel West, "Black Prophetic Fire"
Cornel West
7pm (ET)
Approx. 40 min.
"The Reagan Enigma: 1964-1980"
Thomas Reed
7:45pm (ET)
Approx. 1 hr. 9 min.
"The Secret History of Wonder Woman"
Jill Lepore

Sunday, November 30th

3am (ET)
Approx. 1 hr. 22 min.
"My Story"
Julia Gillard
4:30am (ET)
Approx. 1 hr. 1 min.
"Crapitalism: Liberals Who Make Millions Swiping Your Tax Dollars"
Jason Mattera
6:45am (ET)
Approx. 1 hr. 6 min.
John Lanchester, "How to Speak Money" & Michael Lewis, "Liar's Poker"
John Lanchester; Michael Lewis
9am (ET)
Approx. 1 hr. 3 min.
2014 Boston Book Festival - Panel: Mayors
Benjamin Barber; Daniel Rivera; Martin Walsh; Lisa Wong
11am (ET)
Approx. 55 min.
"The Churchill Factor: How One Man Made History"
Boris Johnson
2pm (ET)
Approx. 40 min.
"The Reagan Enigma: 1964-1980"
Thomas Reed
4pm (ET)
Approx. 56 min.
"The Marquis: Lafayette Reconsidered"
Laura Auricchio
6pm (ET)
Approx. 57 min.
"The Meaning of Human Existence"
Edward O. Wilson
7:45pm (ET)
Approx. 1 hr. 6 min.
2014 Wisconsin Book Festival: Gail Sheehy, "Daring: My Passages"
Gail Sheehy
11pm (ET)
Approx. 59 min.
"Undeniable: Evolution and the Science of Creation"
Bill Nye

Monday, December 1st

2am (ET)
Approx. 56 min.
"The Moral Case for Fossil Fuels"
Alex Epstein
4am (ET)
Approx. 1 hr. 12 min.
"Forgotten Fifteenth: The Daring Airmen Who Crippled Hitler's War Machine"
Barrett Tillman
5:15am (ET)
Approx. 43 min.
"13 Soldiers: A Personal History of Americans at War"
Sen. John McCain (R-AZ)
6am (ET)
Approx. 50 min.
"What Women Want: An Agenda for the Women's Movement"
Deborah Rhode
7am (ET)
Approx. 58 min.
2014 Southern Festival of Books: World War II in the Pacific
Jack McCall, Jr.; James Scott

Upcoming Programs

IN DEPTH

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, Joan Biskupic, and Michael Korda are this year's past guests so far.

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.

EVENT COVERAGE

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

11/10/14: San Francsico, Jewich Community Center: Robert Baer, The Perfect Kill

11/11/14:  Philadelphia, U. of Pennsylvania Bookstore:  Stephen Kotkin, Stalin    

11/11/14:  Washington, D.C., National Press Club: John McCain, 13 Soldiers  

11/12/14:  Hudson Library & Historical Society, Hudson, OH:  James Robbins, The Real Custer   

11/12/14:  Philadelphia, Pen and Pencil Club:  Flemming Rose, The Tyranny of Silence  

11/12/14:  Los Angeles, Los Angeles Public Library:  Jill Lepore, The Secret History of Wonder Woman

11/12/14:  Chicago, University of Chicago:  Robert Howse, Leo Strauss  

11/12/14:  St. Louis, MO: St. Louis University: Russ Roberts, How Adam Smith Can Change

11/13/14:  Brooklyn, NY:  BookCourt: Mark Leibovich, Citizens of the Green Room   

11/13/14:  Newport, RI:  Island Books: Charles Edel, Nation Builder  

11/13/14   Brooklyn, NY:  New York Transit Museum:  Gay Talese, The Bridge  

11/14/14  New Haven, CT:  Yale University:  Conference on James Burnham's Suicide of the West

11/14/14  Northhampton, MA:  American Friends Service Committee:  Reese Erlich, Inside Syria

11/16/14  NYC:  Museum of Jewish Heritage:  Ron Rosenbaum, Explaining Hitler

11/18/14  Boston:  Harvard Club of Boston:  Marin Katusa, The Colder War

11/19/14  NYC:  University Club:  Art Laffer, An Inquiry Into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of States  

11/19/14  *LIVE* NYC: Cipriani:  65th Annual National Book Awards  NYC

11/22-23/14  *LIVE*  Miami Book Fair International

11/24/14  Cambridge, MA:  Porter Square Books:  Mary Elise Sarotte, The Collapse

 

FAIRS AND FESTIVALS

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.