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"Among the Ruins: Syria Past and Present"
Christian Sahner

Next air time: Saturday, November 1st at 3:15pm (ET)

"Among the Ruins: Syria Past and Present"
"Dirty Entanglements: Corruption, Crime, and Terrorism"
Louise Shelley

Next air time: Saturday, November 1st at 8pm (ET)

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

Next air time: Sunday, November 2nd at 1am (ET)

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

Next air time: Sunday, November 2nd at 7am (ET)

2014 Southern Festival of Books: Panel on Modern Conflicts

Archived Programs

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

"World Order"
Henry Kissinger

Last aired: October 25, 2014

"World Order"
"Among the Ruins: Syria Past and Present"
Christian Sahner

Last aired: October 20, 2014

"Among the Ruins: Syria Past and Present"
"Putin's Kleptocracy: Who Owns Russia?"
Karen Dawisha

Last aired: October 19, 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: October 19, 2014

2014 Southern Festival of Books: Panel on Modern Conflicts
"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
"Implosion: The End of Russia and What It Means for America"
Ilan Berman

Last aired: November 11, 2013

"Implosion: The End of Russia and What It Means for America"
"The Idealist: Jeffrey Sachs and the Quest to End Poverty"
Nina Munk

Last aired: November 10, 2013

"The Idealist: Jeffrey Sachs and the Quest to End Poverty"
"Out of the Mountains: The Coming Age of the Urban Guerrilla"
David Kilcullen

Last aired: November 9, 2013

"Out of the Mountains: The Coming Age of the Urban Guerrilla"

Book TV Schedule

Highlights

LIVE In Depth: Michael Korda
Next air time: Sunday, November 2nd, at 12pm (ET)
Approx. 3 hr.
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BookTV in Colorado Springs, Colorado

Next air time: Saturday, November 1st, at 12pm (ET)
Approx. 1 hr. 15 min.
"The Invisible Bridge: The Fall of Nixon and the Rise of Reagan"
Rick Perlstein

Next air time: Saturday, November 1st, at 4:15pm (ET)
Approx. 1 hr. 2 min.
"How We Got to Now: Six Innovations That Made the Modern World"
Steven Johnson

Next air time: Saturday, November 1st, at 7pm (ET)
Approx. 54 min.
"Dirty Entanglements: Corruption, Crime, and Terrorism"
Louise Shelley

Next air time: Saturday, November 1st, at 8pm (ET)
Approx. 50 min.
"Even This I Get to Experience"
Norman Lear

Next air time: Saturday, November 1st, at 9pm (ET)
Approx. 1 hr. 1 min.
"Timeless: Love, Morgenthau, and Me"
Lucinda Franks

Next air time: Saturday, November 1st, at 11pm (ET)
Approx. 1 hr. 5 min.
"Double Agent: The First Hero of World War II and How the FBI Outwitted and Destroyed a Nazi Spy Ring"
Peter Duffy

Next air time: Sunday, November 2nd, at 12:15am (ET)
Approx. 44 min.
"Flight 93: The Story, the Aftermath, and the Legacy of American Courage on 9/11"
Tom McMillan

Next air time: Sunday, November 2nd, at 3pm (ET)
Approx. 55 min.
"Culture Worrier: Selected Columns 1984–2014"
Clarence Page

Next air time: Sunday, November 2nd, at 6:15pm (ET)
Approx. 1 hr. 11 min.
"The Innovators: How a Group of Hackers, Geniuses, and Geeks Created the Digital Revolution"
Walter Isaacson

Next air time: Sunday, November 2nd, at 7:30pm (ET)
Approx. 1 hr. 15 min.
"War Dogs: Tales of Canine Heroism, History, and Love"
Rebecca Frankel

Next air time: Sunday, November 2nd, at 10pm (ET)
Approx. 1 hr. 4 min.
James Patterson on the Importance of Independent Reading in Our Schools
James Patterson

Next air time: Sunday, November 2nd, at 11pm (ET)
Approx. 51 min.

Also Airing...

Saturday, November 1st

9am (ET)
Approx. 1 hr. 29 min.
2014 Southern Festival of Books: Panel on War and Its Aftermath
Kenneth MacLeish; Jennifer Percy; Kayla Williams
10:30am (ET)
Approx. 1 hr. 22 min.
"Feminism Unfinished: A Short, Surprising History of American Women's Movements"
Dorothy Sue Cobble; Linda Gordon; Astrid Henry
12pm (ET)
Approx. 1 hr. 15 min.
BookTV in Colorado Springs, Colorado
BookTV in Colorado Springs, Colorado
2pm (ET)
Approx. 1 hr. 14 min.
"How Google Works"
Jonathan Rosenberg; Eric Schmidt
3:15pm (ET)
Approx. 53 min.
"Among the Ruins: Syria Past and Present"
Christian Sahner
4:15pm (ET)
Approx. 1 hr. 2 min.
"The Invisible Bridge: The Fall of Nixon and the Rise of Reagan"
Rick Perlstein
7pm (ET)
Approx. 54 min.
"How We Got to Now: Six Innovations That Made the Modern World"
Steven Johnson
8pm (ET)
Approx. 50 min.
"Dirty Entanglements: Corruption, Crime, and Terrorism"
Louise Shelley
9pm (ET)
Approx. 1 hr. 1 min.
"Even This I Get to Experience"
Norman Lear
11pm (ET)
Approx. 1 hr. 5 min.
"Timeless: Love, Morgenthau, and Me"
Lucinda Franks

Sunday, November 2nd

1am (ET)
Approx. 1 hr. 28 min.
"Putin's Kleptocracy: Who Owns Russia?"
Karen Dawisha
3:28am (ET)
Approx. 1 hr. 31 min.
"Border Insecurity"
Sylvia Longmire
6am (ET)
Approx. 1 hr. 3 min.
"Impolite Conversations: On Race, Politics, Sex, Money, and Religion"
Cora Daniels
7am (ET)
Approx. 1 hr. 21 min.
2014 Southern Festival of Books: Panel on Modern Conflicts
Michael Newton; Lien-Hang Nguyen; Ganesh Sitaraman
8:30am (ET)
Approx. 1 hr. 4 min.
"The Edge of the Sky: All You Need to Know About the All-There-Is"
Roberto Trotta
9:45am (ET)
Approx. 1 hr. 15 min.
BookTV in Colorado Springs, Colorado
BookTV in Colorado Springs, Colorado
4pm (ET)
Approx. 1 hr. 19 min.
"An Indigenous Peoples' History of the United States"
Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz
6:15pm (ET)
Approx. 1 hr. 11 min.
"Culture Worrier: Selected Columns 1984–2014"
Clarence Page
10pm (ET)
Approx. 1 hr. 4 min.
"War Dogs: Tales of Canine Heroism, History, and Love"
Rebecca Frankel

Monday, November 3rd

12am (ET)
Approx. 3 hr.
In Depth: Michael Korda
4am (ET)
Approx. 1 hr. 36 min.
A Debate on War and the Constitution with John Yoo and Bruce Fein
Bruce Fein; John Yoo
5:45am (ET)
Approx. 1 hr. 4 min.
"The Invisible Soldiers: How America Outsourced Our Security"
Ann Hagedorn
6:45am (ET)
Approx. 1 hr. 2 min.
"Landslide: LBJ and Ronald Reagan at the Dawn of a New America"
Jonathan Darman

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

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.

EVENT COVERAGE

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

11/2/14     Michael Rockland, Navy Crazy        Kellogg Club  Morristown, NJ

11/5/14     William Voegeli, The Pity Party       Century Association  NYC 

11/5/14     Thomas Maier, When Lions Roar     JFK Presidential Library & Museum  Boston

11/6/14     Joel Simon, The New Censorship     Columbia Journalism School  NYC

11/10/14    Robert Baer, The Perfect Kill           Jewish Community Center  San Francisco

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

11/18/14    David Quammen, Ebola               Montana State University

11/19/14    Nicholas Wapshott, The Sphinx    Boston Athenaeum

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

11/19/14    65th Annual National Book Awards  NYC

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

 

 

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.