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

"The People vs. Barack Obama: The Criminal Case Against the Obama Administration"
Ben Shapiro

Next air time: Saturday, August 23rd at 12:15pm (ET)

"The People vs. Barack Obama: The Criminal Case Against the Obama Administration"
2014 Eagle Forum Collegians Leadership Summit: Andrew McCarthy, "Faithless Execution"
Andrew McCarthy

Next air time: Saturday, August 23rd at 5:30pm (ET)

2014 Eagle Forum Collegians Leadership Summit: Hans von Spakovsky, "Obama's Enforcer"
Hans von Spakovsky

Next air time: Saturday, August 23rd at 7pm (ET)

2014 Eagle Forum Collegians Leadership Summit: Hans von Spakovsky, "Obama's Enforcer"
Book TV at UCLA: Tim Groseclose, "Left Turn: How Liberal Media Bias Distorts the American Mind"
Tim Groseclose

Next air time: Sunday, August 24th at 1:20pm (ET)

Book TV at UCLA: Lynn Vavreck, "The Gamble: Choice and Chance in the 2012 Presidential Election"
Lynn Vavreck

Next air time: Sunday, August 24th at 1:40pm (ET)

2014 Eagle Forum Collegians Leadership Summit: Charles Johnson, "Why Coolidge Matters"
Charles Johnson

Next air time: Sunday, August 24th at 5pm (ET)

2014 Eagle Forum Collegians Leadership Summit: Charles Johnson, "Why Coolidge Matters"
"935 Lies: The Future of Truth and the Decline of America’s Moral Integrity"
Charles Lewis

Next air time: Sunday, August 24th at 6:30pm (ET)

"The Way Forward: Renewing the American Idea"
Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI)

Next air time: Sunday, August 24th at 7:45pm (ET)

"Unstoppable: The Emerging Left-Right Alliance to Dismantle the Corporate State"
Ralph Nader

Next air time: Monday, August 25th at 4am (ET)

"Unstoppable: The Emerging Left-Right Alliance to Dismantle the Corporate State"
2014 Eagle Forum Collegians Leadership Summit: Richard Viguerie, "Takeover"
Richard Viguerie

Next air time: Monday, August 25th at 5:30am (ET)

2014 Eagle Forum Collegians Leadership Summit: Richard Viguerie, "Takeover"
Book TV at UCLA: Otto Santa Ana, "Juan in a Hundred: The Representation of Latinos on Network News"
Otto Santa Ana

Next air time: Saturday, August 30th at 7:30pm (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.

"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"
"Blessed Experiences: Genuinely Southern, Proudly Black"
Rep. James Clyburn (D-SC)

Last aired: August 2, 2014

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

Last aired: July 19, 2014

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

Last aired: July 12, 2014

"Blood Feud: The Clintons vs. the Obamas"
"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"
Hillary Clinton booksigning for "Hard Choices: A Memoir"
Hillary Clinton

Last aired: June 15, 2014

Hillary Clinton booksigning for "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"
"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 Schedule

Highlights

"The Way Forward: Renewing the American Idea"
Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI)

Next air time: Sunday, August 24th, at 7:45pm (ET)
Approx. 47 min.
Book TV at UCLA: Brenda Stevenson, "The Contested Murder of Latasha Harlins: Justice, Gender, and the Origins of the LA Riots"
Brenda Stevenson

Next air time: Sunday, August 24th, at 8:30pm (ET)
Approx. 25 min.
Book TV at UCLA: Jorja Leap, "Jumped In: What Gangs Taught Me about Violence, Drugs, Love, and Redemption"
Jorja Leap

Next air time: Saturday, August 23rd, at 7:30pm (ET)
Approx. 19 min.
Book TV at UCLA: Tim Groseclose, "Left Turn: How Liberal Media Bias Distorts the American Mind"
Tim Groseclose

Next air time: Sunday, August 24th, at 1:20pm (ET)
Approx. 19 min.
Book TV at UCLA: Lynn Vavreck, "The Gamble: Choice and Chance in the 2012 Presidential Election"
Lynn Vavreck

Next air time: Sunday, August 24th, at 1:40pm (ET)
Approx. 21 min.
2014 Eagle Forum Collegians Leadership Summit: Hans von Spakovsky, "Obama's Enforcer"
Hans von Spakovsky

Next air time: Saturday, August 23rd, at 7pm (ET)
Approx. 28 min.
"Valor: Unsung Heroes from Iraq, Afghanistan, and the Home Front"
Mark Lee Greenblatt

Next air time: Saturday, August 23rd, at 8pm (ET)
Approx. 57 min.
"A Chinaman's Chance: One Family's Journey and the Chinese American Dream"
Eric Liu

Next air time: Saturday, August 23rd, at 9pm (ET)
Approx. 59 min.
"Price of Fame: The Honorable Clare Boothe Luce"
Sylvia Jukes Morris

Next air time: Saturday, August 23rd, at 11pm (ET)
Approx. 59 min.
"935 Lies: The Future of Truth and the Decline of America’s Moral Integrity"
Charles Lewis

Next air time: Sunday, August 24th, at 6:30pm (ET)
Approx. 1 hr. 4 min.
"Soldier Girls: The Battles of Three Women at Home and at War"
Helen Thorpe

Next air time: Sunday, August 24th, at 10pm (ET)
Approx. 48 min.
"Birdmen: The Wright Brothers, Glenn Curtiss, and the Battle to Control the Skies"
Lawrence Goldstone

Next air time: Sunday, August 24th, at 11pm (ET)
Approx. 57 min.
2014 Roosevelt Reading Festival: James Tobin, "The Man He Became: How FDR Defied Polio to Win the Presidency"
James Tobin

Next air time: Monday, August 25th, at 2am (ET)
Approx. 56 min.

Also Airing...

Saturday, August 23rd

8am (ET)
Approx. 1 hr. 35 min.
"Licensed to Lie: Exposing Corruption in the Department of Justice"
Sidney Powell
4:30pm (ET)
Approx. 58 min.
"The Last Empire: The Final Days of the Soviet Union"
Serhii Plokhy
6pm (ET)
Approx. 57 min.
Encore Booknotes: "Buddha's Child: My Fight to Save Vietnam"
Nguyen Cao Ky
8pm (ET)
Approx. 57 min.
"Valor: Unsung Heroes from Iraq, Afghanistan, and the Home Front"
Mark Lee Greenblatt
11pm (ET)
Approx. 59 min.
"Price of Fame: The Honorable Clare Boothe Luce"
Sylvia Jukes Morris

Sunday, August 24th

2:30am (ET)
Approx. 1 hr. 1 min.
"What We Won: America's Secret War in Afghanistan, 1979–89"
Bruce Riedel
5am (ET)
Approx. 1 hr. 16 min.
"How the Poor Can Save Capitalism: Rebuilding the Path to the Middle Class"
John Hope Bryant
4pm (ET)
Approx. 59 min.
"Price of Fame: The Honorable Clare Boothe Luce"
Sylvia Jukes Morris
5:30pm (ET)
Approx. 53 min.
"Collecting Shakespeare: The Story of Henry and Emily Folger"
Stephen Grant
6:30pm (ET)
Approx. 1 hr. 4 min.
"935 Lies: The Future of Truth and the Decline of America’s Moral Integrity"
Charles Lewis
7:45pm (ET)
Approx. 47 min.
"The Way Forward: Renewing the American Idea"
Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI)
10pm (ET)
Approx. 48 min.
"Soldier Girls: The Battles of Three Women at Home and at War"
Helen Thorpe

Monday, August 25th

7am (ET)
Approx. 56 min.
"West of the Revolution: An Uncommon History of 1776"
Claudio Saunt

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, and Ron Paul are this year's past guests so far.

Sep 7 Mary Frances Berry  www.maryfrancesberry.com
Oct 5  Joan Biskupic www.joanbiskupic.com

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:

August 21 -  Los Angeles: Four Seasons Hotel, Kenneth Timmerman, Dark Forces

August 21 - Chicago: Union League, Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI), The Way Forward in conversation with Mitt Romney           

August 30 - Washington, DC:  Walter E. Washington Convention Center, National Book Festival (LIVE)

September 8: - Cambridge, MA: Harvard Bookstore, Edward Baptist, The Half Has Never Been Told

September 9 - Asheville, NC: Malaprop's Bookstore, Karen Abbott, Liar Temptress Soldier Spy

September 15 - NYC: Barnes & Noble, Mark Obama Ndesandjo, An Obama's Journey

September 15 - Austin, TX: Bookpeople, Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz, An Indigenous Peoples' History of the United States

September 17 - New Canaan, CT: New Canaan Public Library, Ronald Rosbottom, When Paris Went Dark

September 17 - Ridgefield, CT: Ridgefield Library, Todd Brewster, Lincoln's Gamble

September 19 - Memphis: Civil Rights Museum, Tavis Smiley, Death of a King

September 21 - Los Angeles: Four Seasons Hotel, David Horowitz, Take No Prisoners

September 22 - Atlanta: Carter Center, Lawrence Wright, Thirteen Days in September

September 23 - Las Vegas: Mob Museum, Sylvia Longmire, Border Insecurity

September 23 - NYC: Roosevelt House, Jonathan Darman, Landslide

September 25 - Princeton, NJ: Princeton University, William Deresiewicz, Excellent Sheep

September 25 - Berkeley, CA: University of California Berkeley Journalism School, Tom Shroder, Acid Test

September 29 - Philadelphia: Free Library, Henry Kissinger, World Order

September 29 - Palo Alto, CA: Stanford University, Peter Thiel, Zero to One

September 30 - Dallas: The Dallas Institute of Humanities and Culture, Joyce King, Exonerated

September 30 - Atlanta: Atlanta History Center, S.C. Gwynne, Rebel Yell

 

 

 

 

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.