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

Next air time: Saturday, April 19th at 7:45pm (ET)

"Falling in Love with America Again"
Jim DeMint

Next air time: Saturday, April 19th at 11pm (ET)

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

Next air time: Sunday, April 20th at 6am (ET)

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

Archived Programs

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

"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"
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"
"Falling in Love with America Again"
Jim DeMint

Last aired: April 13, 2014

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

Last aired: April 12, 2014

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

BookTV in Fort Myers, Florida
BookTV Visits Fort Myers, Florida

Next air time: Sunday, April 20th, at 10:45am (ET)
Approx. 1 hr. 15 min.
2014 San Antonio Book Festival: Bill White, "America's Fiscal Constitution: Its Triumph and Collapse"
Bill White

Next air time: Saturday, April 19th, at 1pm (ET)
Approx. 44 min.
2014 San Antonio Book Festival: Miriam Pawel, "The Crusades of Cesar Chavez: A Biography"
Miriam Pawel

Next air time: Saturday, April 19th, at 1:45pm (ET)
Approx. 46 min.
2014 San Antonio Book Festival - Panel on Stories That Shaped San Antonio
Ignacio Garcia; Nick Kotz

Next air time: Saturday, April 19th, at 2:30pm (ET)
Approx. 58 min.
2014 San Antonio Book Festival - Panel on the NSA, Big Brother, and Democracy
Heidi Boghosian; John Prados

Next air time: Saturday, April 19th, at 4:15pm (ET)
Approx. 1 hr. 1 min.
2014 San Antonio Book Festival: Richard Rodriguez, "Darling: A Spiritual Autobiography"
Richard Rodriguez

Next air time: Saturday, April 19th, at 5:15pm (ET)
Approx. 44 min.
2014 San Antonio Book Festival: Kevin Powers, "Letter Composed During a Lull in the Fighting"
Kevin Powers

Next air time: Saturday, April 19th, at 6pm (ET)
Approx. 51 min.
"Big Tent: The Story of the Conservative Revolution - As Told by the Thinkers and Doers Who Made It Happen"
Mallory Factor

Next air time: Saturday, April 19th, at 7pm (ET)
Approx. 46 min.
"Dispatches from the Eastern Front: A Political Education from the Nixon Years to the Age of Obama"
Gerald Felix Warburg

Next air time: Saturday, April 19th, at 7:45pm (ET)
Approx. 52 min.
"Maximalist: America in the World from Truman to Obama"
Stephen Sestanovich

Next air time: Saturday, April 19th, at 8:45pm (ET)
Approx. 1 hr. 5 min.
"Machine Made: Tammany Hall and the Creation of Modern American Politics"
Terry Golway

Next air time: Sunday, April 20th, at 5:45pm (ET)
Approx. 1 hr. 12 min.
Colby Military Writers Symposium - The Mark Johnson Show Interviews
Multiple Authors

Next air time: Sunday, April 20th, at 7pm (ET)
Approx. 1 hr. 51 min.
"Mission at Nuremberg: An American Army Chaplain and the Trial of the Nazis"
Tim Townsend

Next air time: Sunday, April 20th, at 10pm (ET)
Approx. 1 hr. 2 min.
"American Spartan: The Promise, the Mission, and the Betrayal of Special Forces Major Jim Gant"
Ann Scott Tyson

Next air time: Sunday, April 20th, at 11pm (ET)
Approx. 56 min.

Also Airing...

Saturday, April 19th

2:30pm (ET)
Approx. 58 min.
2014 San Antonio Book Festival - Panel on Stories That Shaped San Antonio
Ignacio Garcia; Nick Kotz
4:15pm (ET)
Approx. 1 hr. 1 min.
2014 San Antonio Book Festival - Panel on the NSA, Big Brother, and Democracy
Heidi Boghosian; John Prados
8:45pm (ET)
Approx. 1 hr. 5 min.
"Maximalist: America in the World from Truman to Obama"
Stephen Sestanovich
11pm (ET)
Approx. 1 hr. 2 min.
"Falling in Love with America Again"
Jim DeMint

Sunday, April 20th

1:30am (ET)
Approx. 58 min.
2014 San Antonio Book Festival - Panel on Stories That Shaped San Antonio
Ignacio Garcia; Nick Kotz
3:15am (ET)
Approx. 1 hr. 1 min.
2014 San Antonio Book Festival - Panel on the NSA, Big Brother, and Democracy
Heidi Boghosian; John Prados
6am (ET)
Approx. 1 hr. 16 min.
"Why Government Fails So Often: And How It Can Do Better"
Peter Schuck
7:15am (ET)
Approx. 50 min.
"Slavery's Exiles: The Story of the American Maroons"
Sylviane Diouf
9:45am (ET)
Approx. 1 hr. 4 min.
"A Call to Action: Women, Religion, Violence, and Power"
Jimmy Carter
10:45am (ET)
Approx. 1 hr. 15 min.
BookTV in Fort Myers, Florida
BookTV Visits Fort Myers, Florida
2pm (ET)
Approx. 54 min.
"The Up Side of Down: Why Failing Well Is the Key to Success"
Megan McArdle
3pm (ET)
Approx. 1 hr. 15 min.
"Words Will Break Cement: The Passion of Pussy Riot"
Masha Gessen
5:45pm (ET)
Approx. 1 hr. 12 min.
"Machine Made: Tammany Hall and the Creation of Modern American Politics"
Terry Golway
7pm (ET)
Approx. 1 hr. 51 min.
Colby Military Writers Symposium - The Mark Johnson Show Interviews
Multiple Authors

Monday, April 21st

2am (ET)
Approx. 54 min.
"Taxifornia: Liberals' Laboratory to Bankrupt America"
James Lacy
4am (ET)
Approx. 1 hr. 51 min.
Colby Military Writers Symposium - The Mark Johnson Show Interviews
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.    

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

4/14     Council on Global Affairs, Chicago: Carlotta Gall, The Wrong Enemy

4/15    RAND Corporation, Los Angeles: William Easterly, The Tyranny of Experts

4/16    Eric Quezada Center for Politics, San Francisco: Lauren Coodley, Upton Sinclair

4/17    Louisville Public Library, Louisville, Kentucky: Matt Taibbi, The Divide

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

 

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.