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"World Order"
Henry Kissinger

Next air time: Saturday, October 25th at 10am (ET)

"World Order"
"Don't Wait for the Next War: A Strategy for American Growth and Global Leadership"
Wesley Clark

Next air time: Saturday, October 25th at 9pm (ET)

Archived Programs

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

"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"
"World Order"
Henry Kissinger

Last aired: October 11, 2014

"World Order"
"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 2014 Texas Book Festival: Day One
Multiple Authors

Next air time: Saturday, October 25th, at 11am (ET)
Approx. 7 hr.
LIVE 2014 Texas Book Festival: Day Two
Multiple Authors

Next air time: Sunday, October 26th, at 12pm (ET)
Approx. 6 hr.
After Words: Linda Tirado, "Hand to Mouth: Living in Bootstrap America"
Next air time: Saturday, October 25th, at 10pm (ET)
Approx. 55 min.
"What Women Want: An Agenda for the Women's Movement"
Deborah Rhode

Next air time: Saturday, October 25th, at 7pm (ET)
Approx. 50 min.
"Cosby: His Life and Times"
Mark Whitaker

Next air time: Saturday, October 25th, at 8pm (ET)
Approx. 57 min.
"Don't Wait for the Next War: A Strategy for American Growth and Global Leadership"
Wesley Clark

Next air time: Saturday, October 25th, at 9pm (ET)
Approx. 1 hr. 5 min.
"You Lie!: The Evasions, Omissions, Fabrications, Frauds, and Outright Falsehoods of Barack Obama"
Jack Cashill

Next air time: Saturday, October 25th, at 11pm (ET)
Approx. 58 min.
"Thirteen Days in September: Carter, Begin, and Sadat at Camp David"
Lawrence Wright

Next air time: Sunday, October 26th, at 8:45am (ET)
Approx. 1 hr. 7 min.
"Impolite Conversations: On Race, Politics, Sex, Money, and Religion"
Cora Daniels

Next air time: Sunday, October 26th, at 7pm (ET)
Approx. 1 hr. 3 min.
"The Invisible Front: Love and Loss in an Era of Endless War"
Yochi Dreazen

Next air time: Sunday, October 26th, at 8pm (ET)
Approx. 1 hr.
"How Google Works"
Jonathan Rosenberg; Eric Schmidt

Next air time: Sunday, October 26th, at 10pm (ET)
Approx. 1 hr. 14 min.
"The Short and Tragic Life of Robert Peace: A Brilliant Young Man Who Left Newark for the Ivy League"
Jeff Hobbs

Next air time: Sunday, October 26th, at 11:15pm (ET)
Approx. 45 min.

Also Airing...

Saturday, October 25th

10am (ET)
Approx. 54 min.
"World Order"
Henry Kissinger
LIVE 11am (ET)
Approx. 7 hr.
2014 Texas Book Festival: Day One
Multiple Authors
7pm (ET)
Approx. 50 min.
"What Women Want: An Agenda for the Women's Movement"
Deborah Rhode
8pm (ET)
Approx. 57 min.
"Cosby: His Life and Times"
Mark Whitaker

Sunday, October 26th

12am (ET)
Approx. 7 hr.
2014 Texas Book Festival: Day One
Multiple Authors
8:45am (ET)
Approx. 1 hr. 7 min.
"Thirteen Days in September: Carter, Begin, and Sadat at Camp David"
Lawrence Wright
10am (ET)
Approx. 56 min.
"Predator: The Secret Origins of the Drone Revolution"
Richard Whittle
LIVE 12pm (ET)
Approx. 6 hr.
2014 Texas Book Festival: Day Two
Multiple Authors
7pm (ET)
Approx. 1 hr. 3 min.
"Impolite Conversations: On Race, Politics, Sex, Money, and Religion"
Cora Daniels
10pm (ET)
Approx. 1 hr. 14 min.
"How Google Works"
Jonathan Rosenberg; Eric Schmidt

Monday, October 27th

1am (ET)
Approx. 6 hr.
2014 Texas Book Festival: Day Two
Multiple Authors

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:

10/21/14    NYC: New York Historical Society, Richard Brookhiser, Founder's Son

10/21/14    Palo Alto, CA: Hoover Institution, Russ Roberts, How Adam Smith Can Change Your Life

10/22/14    NYC: The New School, Laura Auricchio, The Marquis

10/25/14    Boston Book Festival

10/26/14    San Francisco: SF Jazz Center, American Book Awards

10/27/14    Boston: JFK Library, Richard Norton Smith, On His Own Terms

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.