Politics

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Politics is part of Book TV's core coverage. This archive contains books from the past several years as well as current topics.

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Coming Up on Book TV

"Takeover: The 100-Year War for the Soul of the GOP and How Conservatives Can Finally Win It"
Richard Viguerie

Next air time: Saturday, April 26th at 11pm (ET)

"Falling in Love with America Again"
Jim DeMint

Next air time: Sunday, April 27th at 3:15am (ET)

"Falling in Love with America Again"
"Dispatches from the Eastern Front: A Political Education from the Nixon Years to the Age of Obama"
Gerald Felix Warburg

Next air time: Monday, April 28th at 7am (ET)

"Dispatches from the Eastern Front: A Political Education from the Nixon Years to the Age of Obama"

Archived Programs

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

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

Last aired: April 20, 2014

"Why Government Fails So Often: And How It Can Do Better"
"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"
"Falling in Love with America Again"
Jim DeMint

Last aired: April 19, 2014

"Falling in Love with America Again"
Book Party for Cal Thomas, Author of "What Works"
Cal Thomas

Last aired: April 14, 2014

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

Last aired: March 23, 2014

"The News: A User's Manual"
"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"
"Shooting Straight: Guns, Gays, God, and George Clooney"
Piers Morgan

Last aired: November 18, 2013

"Shooting Straight: Guns, Gays, God, and George Clooney"
"The American Boomerang"
Nick Adams

Last aired: November 17, 2013

"The American Boomerang"
"Tip and the Gipper: When Politics Worked"
Chris Matthews

Last aired: November 11, 2013

"Tip and the Gipper: When Politics Worked"
"Never Trust a Liberal Over 3 - Especially a Republican"
Ann Coulter

Last aired: November 10, 2013

"Never Trust a Liberal Over 3 - Especially a Republican"
"Wonder Women: Sex, Power, and the Quest for Perfection"
Debora Spar

Last aired: October 20, 2013

"Wonder Women: Sex, Power, and the Quest for Perfection"
"A Colossal Wreck: A Road Trip Through Political Scandal, Corruption, And American Culture"
Alexander Cockburn (1941-2012)

Last aired: October 15, 2013

"A Colossal Wreck: A Road Trip Through Political Scandal, Corruption, And American Culture"
Books on Iran
Mutlple Authors

Last aired: October 7, 2013

Books on Iran
Books on Healthcare
Multiple Authors

Last aired: September 30, 2013

Books on Congress
Multiple Authors

Last aired: September 16, 2013

Books on Congress
Books on Labor & Unions
Multiple Authors

Last aired: September 2, 2013

Books on Labor & Unions
"Last Stand: Ted Turner's Quest to Save A Troubled Planet"
Todd Wilkinson

Last aired: September 1, 2013

"Last Stand: Ted Turner's Quest to Save A Troubled Planet"
Books on the Federal Budget
Multiple Authors

Last aired: August 26, 2013

Book TV at FreedomFest: Doug Casey, "Totally Incorrect"
Doug Casey

Last aired: August 19, 2013

Book TV at FreedomFest: Doug Casey, "Totally Incorrect"
Books on Transportation Safety
Multiple Authors

Last aired: August 19, 2013

Books on Transportation Safety
"Told You So: The Big Book of Weekly Columns"
Ralph Nader

Last aired: August 4, 2013

"Told You So: The Big Book of Weekly Columns"
Books on American Cities
Multiple Authors

Last aired: July 29, 2013

Books on American Cities
"Lobbyists at Work"
Beth Leech

Last aired: June 30, 2013

"Lobbyists at Work"
"How the West Really Lost God"
Mary Eberstadt

Last aired: June 29, 2013

"How the West Really Lost God"
"Mortal Sins: Sex, Crime, and the Era of Catholic Scandal"
Michael D'Antonio

Last aired: June 23, 2013

"Mortal Sins: Sex, Crime, and the Era of Catholic Scandal"
"Obsessed: America's Food Addiction - And My Own"
Mika Brzezinski

Last aired: June 17, 2013

"Obsessed: America's Food Addiction - And My Own"
"The Democracy Project: A History, A Crisis, A Movement"
David Graeber

Last aired: May 27, 2013

"The Democracy Project: A History, A Crisis, A Movement"
"Simpler: The Future of Government"
Cass Sunstein

Last aired: May 25, 2013

"Simpler: The Future of Government"
"The Tea Party and the Remaking of Republican Conservatism"
Theda Skocpol; Vanessa Williamson

Last aired: May 19, 2013

"The Tea Party and the Remaking of Republican Conservatism"
"Devouring Freedom: Can Big Government Ever Be Stopped?"
James Antle

Last aired: April 29, 2013

"Devouring Freedom: Can Big Government Ever Be Stopped?"
"Courageous"
Kristan Hawkins

Last aired: April 27, 2013

"Courageous"

Book TV Schedule

Highlights

2014 Los Angeles Times Festival of Books - Panel: "The Realities of War"
Janet Burroway; David Finkel; David Morris

Next air time: Saturday, April 26th, at 12pm (ET)
Approx. 1 hr. 3 min.
2014 Los Angeles Times Festival of Books: Panel on Feminism
Nancy Cohen; M.G. Lord; Myra MacPherson

Next air time: Saturday, April 26th, at 1pm (ET)
Approx. 1 hr. 3 min.
2014 Los Angeles Times Festival of Books - Panel: "The Truth Will Out: Getting the Story"
Annie Jacobsen; Scott Johnson; Walter Kirn; Deanne Stillman

Next air time: Saturday, April 26th, at 2pm (ET)
Approx. 1 hr. 1 min.
2014 Los Angeles Times Festival of Books: Panel on Finance
Anat Admati; Helaine Olen; Nomi Prins

Next air time: Sunday, April 27th, at 1pm (ET)
Approx. 1 hr. 3 min.
2014 Los Angeles Times Festival of Books: World Politics Panel
Joseph Cirincione; Jerrold Green; Greg Treverton

Next air time: Sunday, April 27th, at 2pm (ET)
Approx. 59 min.
"Katharine and R. J. Reynolds: Partners of Fortune in the Making of the New South"
Michele Gillespie

Next air time: Saturday, April 26th, at 7pm (ET)
Approx. 37 min.
"The Harlem Hellfighters"
Max Brooks

Next air time: Saturday, April 26th, at 7:45pm (ET)
Approx. 53 min.
"Dear Reader: The Unauthorized Autobiography of Kim Jong Il"
Michael Malice

Next air time: Saturday, April 26th, at 8:45pm (ET)
Approx. 1 hr. 15 min.
"Takeover: The 100-Year War for the Soul of the GOP and How Conservatives Can Finally Win It"
Richard Viguerie

Next air time: Saturday, April 26th, at 11pm (ET)
Approx. 42 min.
Book TV at CPAC 2014: Marji Ross, President and Publisher of Regnery Publishing
Marji Ross

Next air time: Saturday, April 26th, at 9:15am (ET)
Approx. 10 min.
"Warlords, Strongman Governors, and the State in Afghanistan"
Dipali Mukhopadhyay

Next air time: Sunday, April 27th, at 4:45pm (ET)
Approx. 1 hr. 38 min.
"The Tyranny of Experts: Economists, Dictators, and the Forgotten Rights of the Poor"
William Easterly

Next air time: Sunday, April 27th, at 5:30am (ET)
Approx. 1 hr. 16 min.
"The Wrong Enemy: America in Afghanistan, 2001-2014" & "Balochistan: At a Crossroads"
Carlotta Gall; Willem Marx

Next air time: Sunday, April 27th, at 10pm (ET)
Approx. 56 min.
"The Bohemians: Mark Twain and the San Francisco Writers Who Reinvented American Literature"
Ben Tarnoff

Next air time: Saturday, April 26th, at 5:15pm (ET)
Approx. 43 min.

Also Airing...

Saturday, April 26th

8am (ET)
Approx. 1 hr. 16 min.
"Citizen Explorer: The Life of Zebulon Pike"
Jared Orsi
11am (ET)
Approx. 1 hr. 2 min.
"The Israeli Solution: A One-State Plan for Peace in the Middle East"
Caroline Glick
12pm (ET)
Approx. 1 hr. 3 min.
2014 Los Angeles Times Festival of Books - Panel: "The Realities of War"
Janet Burroway; David Finkel; David Morris
1pm (ET)
Approx. 1 hr. 3 min.
2014 Los Angeles Times Festival of Books: Panel on Feminism
Nancy Cohen; M.G. Lord; Myra MacPherson
2pm (ET)
Approx. 1 hr. 1 min.
2014 Los Angeles Times Festival of Books - Panel: "The Truth Will Out: Getting the Story"
Annie Jacobsen; Scott Johnson; Walter Kirn; Deanne Stillman
7:45pm (ET)
Approx. 53 min.
"The Harlem Hellfighters"
Max Brooks
8:45pm (ET)
Approx. 1 hr. 15 min.
"Dear Reader: The Unauthorized Autobiography of Kim Jong Il"
Michael Malice

Sunday, April 27th

12am (ET)
Approx. 1 hr. 3 min.
2014 Los Angeles Times Festival of Books - Panel: "The Realities of War"
Janet Burroway; David Finkel; David Morris
1am (ET)
Approx. 1 hr. 3 min.
2014 Los Angeles Times Festival of Books: Panel on Feminism
Nancy Cohen; M.G. Lord; Myra MacPherson
2am (ET)
Approx. 1 hr. 1 min.
2014 Los Angeles Times Festival of Books - Panel: "The Truth Will Out: Getting the Story"
Annie Jacobsen; Scott Johnson; Walter Kirn; Deanne Stillman
3:15am (ET)
Approx. 1 hr. 2 min.
"Falling in Love with America Again"
Jim DeMint
4:15am (ET)
Approx. 1 hr. 14 min.
"The Eternal Nazi: From Mauthausen to Cairo, the Relentless Pursuit of SS Doctor Aribert Heim"
Nicholas Kulish; Souad Mekhennet
6:45am (ET)
Approx. 1 hr. 12 min.
"Machine Made: Tammany Hall and the Creation of Modern American Politics"
Terry Golway
9:45am (ET)
Approx. 47 min.
"The Story of the Jews: Finding the Words 1000 BC - 1492 AD"
Simon Schama
1pm (ET)
Approx. 1 hr. 3 min.
2014 Los Angeles Times Festival of Books: Panel on Finance
Anat Admati; Helaine Olen; Nomi Prins
2pm (ET)
Approx. 59 min.
2014 Los Angeles Times Festival of Books: World Politics Panel
Joseph Cirincione; Jerrold Green; Greg Treverton
4:45pm (ET)
Approx. 1 hr. 38 min.
"Warlords, Strongman Governors, and the State in Afghanistan"
Dipali Mukhopadhyay
6:30pm (ET)
Approx. 56 min.
Books on Russia
Multiple Authors

Monday, April 28th

1am (ET)
Approx. 1 hr. 3 min.
2014 Los Angeles Times Festival of Books: Panel on Finance
Anat Admati; Helaine Olen; Nomi Prins
2am (ET)
Approx. 59 min.
2014 Los Angeles Times Festival of Books: World Politics Panel
Joseph Cirincione; Jerrold Green; Greg Treverton

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.    

May 4, 2014 Luis Rodriguez  http://www.luisjrodriguez.com/index.htm 
 
You can watch all past In Depths online by using the "Search" function in the upper left hand corner of this website.

EVENT COVERAGE

4/21     Harvard Book Store, Cambridge, MA: Ian  Morris, War! What Is It Good For

4/22     Barnes & Noble, Los Angeles, CA: Phil Klay, Redelpoyment

4/22     Book Passage Bookstore, Corte Madera, CA: Barbara Ehrenreich, Living with a Wild God

4/24     Westfield State University, Westfield, Massachusetts: George Michael, Extremism in America

4/24     Columbia University, New York City: Jacob Soll, The Reckoning 

4/27     Concord Bookshop, Concord, MA: Michael Sims, The Adventures of Henry Thoreau 

4/29     Labyrinth Books, Princeton, NJ: Kwame Anthony Appiah, Lines of Descent

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.