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Coming Up on Book TV

"Reclaiming Our Democracy: Healing the Break Between People and Government"
Sam Daley-Harris

Next air time: Saturday, November 29th at 2:30pm (ET)

"Sons of Wichita: How the Koch Brothers Became America's Most Powerful and Private Dynasty"
Daniel Schulman

Next air time: Sunday, November 30th at 1am (ET)

"Crapitalism: Liberals Who Make Millions Swiping Your Tax Dollars"
Jason Mattera

Next air time: Sunday, November 30th at 4:30am (ET)

"Crapitalism: Liberals Who Make Millions Swiping Your Tax Dollars"
"The Pity Party: A Mean-Spirited Diatribe Against Liberal Compassion"
William Voegeli

Next air time: Sunday, November 30th at 8am (ET)

"The Pity Party: A Mean-Spirited Diatribe Against Liberal Compassion"
"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)

Book TV Interviews with New York University Professors: Brooke Kroeger, "Undercover Reporting"
Brooke Kroeger

Next air time: Monday, December 1st at 1:25am (ET)

Book TV Interviews with New York University Professors: Brooke Kroeger, "Undercover Reporting"
"The Moral Case for Fossil Fuels"
Alex Epstein

Next air time: Monday, December 1st at 2am (ET)

"What Women Want: An Agenda for the Women's Movement"
Deborah Rhode

Next air time: Monday, December 1st at 6am (ET)

"What Women Want: An Agenda for the Women's Movement"

Archived Programs

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

"The Pity Party: A Mean-Spirited Diatribe Against Liberal Compassion"
William Voegeli

Last aired: November 22, 2014

"The Pity Party: A Mean-Spirited Diatribe Against Liberal Compassion"
"Crapitalism: Liberals Who Make Millions Swiping Your Tax Dollars"
Jason Mattera

Last aired: November 22, 2014

"Crapitalism: Liberals Who Make Millions Swiping Your Tax Dollars"
"Culture Worrier: Selected Columns 1984–2014"
Clarence Page

Last aired: November 15, 2014

"Culture Worrier: Selected Columns 1984–2014"
"Border Insecurity"
Sylvia Longmire

Last aired: November 2, 2014

"Border Insecurity"
"Feminism Unfinished: A Short, Surprising History of American Women's Movements"
Dorothy Sue Cobble; Linda Gordon; Astrid Henry

Last aired: November 1, 2014

"Feminism Unfinished: A Short, Surprising History of American Women's Movements"
"Even This I Get to Experience"
Norman Lear

Last aired: November 1, 2014

"Even This I Get to Experience"
"What Women Want: An Agenda for the Women's Movement"
Deborah Rhode

Last aired: October 25, 2014

"What Women Want: An Agenda for the Women's Movement"
2014 Southern Festival of Books: Panel on Race and Inequality
Alice Goffman; Ellen Spears; Chris Tomlinson

Last aired: October 18, 2014

2014 Southern Festival of Books: Panel on Race and Inequality
"Take No Prisoners: The Battle Plan for Defeating the Left"
David Horowitz

Last aired: October 13, 2014

"Take No Prisoners: The Battle Plan for Defeating the Left"
"Cut Adrift: Families in Insecure Times"
Marianne Cooper

Last aired: October 12, 2014

"Cut Adrift: Families in Insecure Times"
"Lessons Learned on the Audit Trail"
Richard Chambers

Last aired: October 6, 2014

"Lessons Learned on the Audit Trail"
"Billionaires: Reflections on the Upper Crust"
Darrell West

Last aired: October 5, 2014

"Billionaires: Reflections on the Upper Crust"
"A Nun on the Bus: How All of Us Can Create Hope, Change, and Community"
Sister Simone Campbell

Last aired: October 4, 2014

"A Nun on the Bus: How All of Us Can Create Hope, Change, and Community"
"The Way Forward: Renewing the American Idea"
Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI)

Last aired: September 27, 2014

"The Way Forward: Renewing the American Idea"
"Off the Sidelines: Raise Your Voice, Change the World"
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY)

Last aired: September 27, 2014

"Off the Sidelines: Raise Your Voice, Change the World"
Hillary Clinton booksigning for "Hard Choices: A Memoir"
Hillary Clinton

Last aired: September 2, 2014

Hillary Clinton booksigning for "Hard Choices: A Memoir"
"The Divide: American Injustice in the Age of the Wealth Gap"
Matt Taibbi

Last aired: September 1, 2014

"The Divide: American Injustice in the Age of the Wealth Gap"
"Blessed Experiences: Genuinely Southern, Proudly Black"
Rep. James Clyburn (D-SC)

Last aired: September 1, 2014

"Blessed Experiences: Genuinely Southern, Proudly Black"
"Obama's Enforcer: Eric Holder's Justice Department"
John Fund; Hans von Spakovsky

Last aired: September 1, 2014

"Obama's Enforcer: Eric Holder's Justice Department"
"Blood Feud: The Clintons vs. the Obamas"
Edward Klein

Last aired: September 1, 2014

"Blood Feud: The Clintons vs. the Obamas"
"Men Explain Things to Me"
Rebecca Solnit

Last aired: August 11, 2014

"Men Explain Things to Me"
"Mayor for Life: The Incredible Story of Marion Barry, Jr."
Marion Barry, Jr.

Last aired: August 10, 2014

"Mayor for Life: The Incredible Story of Marion Barry, Jr."
"When Men Betray"
Webb Hubbell

Last aired: August 3, 2014

"When Men Betray"
"Poison Spring: The Secret History of Pollution and the EPA"
E.G. Vallianatos

Last aired: July 27, 2014

"Poison Spring: The Secret History of Pollution and the EPA"
"Capital in the Twenty-First Century" & "A Fighting Chance"
Thomas Piketty; Sen. Elizabeth Warren

Last aired: July 27, 2014

"Capital in the Twenty-First Century" & "A Fighting Chance"
2014 Eagle Forum Collegians Leadership Summit - Part II
Multiple Authors

Last aired: July 27, 2014

2014 Eagle Forum Collegians Leadership Summit - Part II
2014 Eagle Forum Collegians Leadership Summit - Part I
Multiple Authors

Last aired: July 26, 2014

2014 Eagle Forum Collegians Leadership Summit - Part I
"One Nation: What We Can All Do to Save America's Future"
Ben Carson

Last aired: July 20, 2014

"One Nation: What We Can All Do to Save America's Future"
"But Enough About You: Essays"
Christopher Buckley

Last aired: July 5, 2014

"But Enough About You: Essays"
"Pranksters: Making Mischief in the Modern World"
Kembrew McLeod

Last aired: June 30, 2014

"Pranksters: Making Mischief in the Modern World"
"Place, Not Race: A New Vision of Opportunity in America"
Sheryll Cashin

Last aired: June 29, 2014

"Place, Not Race: A New Vision of Opportunity in America"
"Hard Choices: A Memoir"
Hillary Clinton

Last aired: June 15, 2014

"Hard Choices: A Memoir"
"Falling in Love with America Again"
Jim DeMint

Last aired: May 25, 2014

"Falling in Love with America Again"
"A Fighting Chance"
Sen. Elizabeth Warren

Last aired: May 25, 2014

"A Fighting Chance"
"Why Government Fails So Often: And How It Can Do Better"
Peter Schuck

Last aired: May 24, 2014

"Why Government Fails So Often: And How It Can Do Better"
Book Party for Cal Thomas, Author of "What Works"
Cal Thomas

Last aired: May 12, 2014

Book Party for Cal Thomas, Author of "What Works"
"The News: A User's Manual"
Alain de Botton

Last aired: May 5, 2014

"The News: A User's Manual"
"Not Cool: The Hipster Elite and Their War on You"
Greg Gutfeld

Last aired: April 19, 2014

"Not Cool: The Hipster Elite and Their War on You"
"A is for Arab" and "Yellow Peril!"
Jack Shaheen; John Kuo Wei Tchen; Dylan Yeats

Last aired: April 7, 2014

"A is for Arab" and "Yellow Peril!"
"A Citizen's Guide to Terrorism and Counterterrorism"
Christopher Harmon

Last aired: March 22, 2014

"A Citizen's Guide to Terrorism and Counterterrorism"
"Becoming Right: How Campuses Shape Young Conservatives"
Amy Binder

Last aired: March 17, 2014

"Becoming Right: How Campuses Shape Young Conservatives"
Book TV at FreedomFest: Paul Skousen, "The Naked Socialist"
Paul Skousen

Last aired: March 15, 2014

Book TV at FreedomFest: Paul Skousen, "The Naked Socialist"
"Imagine: Living in a Socialist USA"
Frances Goldin (Co-editor); Debby Smith (Co-editor); Michael Steven Smith (Co-editor)

Last aired: March 9, 2014

"Imagine: Living in a Socialist USA"
"The War on Football: Saving America's Game"
Daniel Flynn

Last aired: February 2, 2014

"The War on Football: Saving America's Game"
"Love & War: Twenty Years, Three Presidents, Two Daughters and One Louisiana Home"
James Carville; Mary Matalin

Last aired: February 2, 2014

"Love & War: Twenty Years, Three Presidents, Two Daughters and One Louisiana Home"
"On Anarchism"
Noam Chomsky

Last aired: January 26, 2014

"On Anarchism"
"The New Deal and Modern American Conservatism: A Defining Rivalry"
David Davenport

Last aired: January 20, 2014

"The New Deal and Modern American Conservatism: A Defining Rivalry"
"The American Health Care Paradox: Why Spending More is Getting Us Less"
Elizabeth Bradley; Lauren Taylor

Last aired: January 19, 2014

"The American Health Care Paradox: Why Spending More is Getting Us Less"
"Dollarocracy: How the Money and Media Election Complex is Destroying America"
Robert McChesney; John Nichols

Last aired: January 18, 2014

"Dollarocracy: How the Money and Media Election Complex is Destroying America"
"Murdoch's World: The Last of the Old Media Empires"
David Folkenflik

Last aired: January 12, 2014

"Murdoch's World: The Last of the Old Media Empires"
"The New Democrats and the Return to Power"
Al From

Last aired: January 12, 2014

"Maxed Out: American Moms on the Brink"
Katrina Alcorn

Last aired: January 4, 2014

"Maxed Out: American Moms on the Brink"
"Mayor 1%: Rahm Emanuel and the Rise of Chicago's 99%"
Kari Lydersen

Last aired: January 2, 2014

"Mayor 1%: Rahm Emanuel and the Rise of Chicago's 99%"
"Hunting Season: Immigration and Murder in an All-American Town"
Mirta Ojito

Last aired: December 31, 2013

"Hunting Season: Immigration and Murder in an All-American Town"
"Things That Matter: Three Decades of Passions, Pastimes and Politics"
Charles Krauthammer

Last aired: December 25, 2013

"Things That Matter: Three Decades of Passions, Pastimes and Politics"
"A Mayor's Life: Governing New York's Gorgeous Mosaic"
David Dinkins

Last aired: December 2, 2013

"A Mayor's Life: Governing New York's Gorgeous Mosaic"

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.