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

"Culture Worrier: Selected Columns 1984–2014"
Clarence Page

Next air time: Thursday, December 25th at 1:45pm (ET)

"Culture Worrier: Selected Columns 1984–2014"
"The Seven Deadly Virtues: 18 Conservative Writers on Why the Virtuous Life is Funny as Hell"
Jonathan Last

Next air time: Thursday, December 25th at 4:45pm (ET)

"The Seven Deadly Virtues: 18 Conservative Writers on Why the Virtuous Life is Funny as Hell"
"Red State: An Insider's Story of How the GOP Came to Dominate Texas Politics"
Wayne Thorburn

Next air time: Saturday, December 27th at 9:45am (ET)

"Red State: An Insider's Story of How the GOP Came to Dominate Texas Politics"
"Losing Our Way: An Intimate Portrait of a Troubled America"
Bob Herbert

Next air time: Sunday, December 28th at 4am (ET)

"Losing Our Way: An Intimate Portrait of a Troubled America"
"Feminism Unfinished: A Short, Surprising History of American Women's Movements"
Dorothy Sue Cobble; Linda Gordon; Astrid Henry

Next air time: Sunday, December 28th at 2:30pm (ET)

"Feminism Unfinished: A Short, Surprising History of American Women's Movements"

Archived Programs

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

"#Newsfail"
Allison Kilkenny; Jamie Kilstein

Last aired: December 22, 2014

"#Newsfail"
"Citizens of the Green Room: Profiles in Courage and Self-Delusion"
Mark Leibovich

Last aired: December 21, 2014

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

Last aired: December 20, 2014

"What Women Want: An Agenda for the Women's Movement"
"Losing Our Way: An Intimate Portrait of a Troubled America"
Bob Herbert

Last aired: December 20, 2014

"Losing Our Way: An Intimate Portrait of a Troubled America"
"Culture Worrier: Selected Columns 1984–2014"
Clarence Page

Last aired: December 14, 2014

"Culture Worrier: Selected Columns 1984–2014"
"The Pity Party: A Mean-Spirited Diatribe Against Liberal Compassion"
William Voegeli

Last aired: December 14, 2014

"The Pity Party: A Mean-Spirited Diatribe Against Liberal Compassion"
"The Moral Case for Fossil Fuels"
Alex Epstein

Last aired: December 6, 2014

"The Moral Case for Fossil Fuels"
"Crapitalism: Liberals Who Make Millions Swiping Your Tax Dollars"
Jason Mattera

Last aired: November 30, 2014

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

Book TV Schedule

Highlights

"The Secret History of Wonder Woman"
Jill Lepore

Next air time: Thursday, December 25th, at 12:30pm (ET)
Approx. 1 hr. 9 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: Thursday, December 25th, at 3pm (ET)
Approx. 38 min.
"The Seven Deadly Virtues: 18 Conservative Writers on Why the Virtuous Life is Funny as Hell"
Jonathan Last

Next air time: Thursday, December 25th, at 4:45pm (ET)
Approx. 53 min.
2014 Miami Book Fair: Pamela Paul, "By the Book: Writers on Literary Life from The New York Times Book Review"
Pamela Paul

Next air time: Thursday, December 25th, at 7pm (ET)
Approx. 52 min.
"Death of a King: The Real Story of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s Final Year"
Tavis Smiley

Next air time: Friday, December 26th, at 12am (ET)
Approx. 1 hr. 17 min.

Also Airing...

Thursday, December 25th

8am (ET)
Approx. 54 min.
"How We Got to Now: Six Innovations That Made the Modern World"
Steven Johnson
9am (ET)
Approx. 1 hr. 2 min.
"The Collapse: The Accidental Opening of the Berlin Wall"
Mary Elise Sarotte
11:15am (ET)
Approx. 1 hr. 12 min.
"Forgotten Fifteenth: The Daring Airmen Who Crippled Hitler's War Machine"
Barrett Tillman
12:30pm (ET)
Approx. 1 hr. 9 min.
"The Secret History of Wonder Woman"
Jill Lepore
1:45pm (ET)
Approx. 1 hr. 11 min.
"Culture Worrier: Selected Columns 1984–2014"
Clarence Page
3:45pm (ET)
Approx. 56 min.
"Civil Rights and the Making of the Modern American State"
Megan Ming Francis
5:45pm (ET)
Approx. 1 hr. 14 min.
"The Perfect Kill: 21 Laws for Assassins"
Robert Baer
11pm (ET)
Approx. 59 min.
"Houses of Civil War America"
Hugh Howard

Friday, December 26th

1:30am (ET)
Approx. 40 min.
"The Reagan Enigma: 1964-1980"
Thomas Reed
2:15am (ET)
Approx. 1 hr. 15 min.
"The Real Custer: From Boy General to Tragic Hero"
James Robbins
4am (ET)
Approx. 1 hr. 26 min.
"When Lions Roar: The Churchills and the Kennedys"
Thomas Maier
5:30am (ET)
Approx. 1 hr. 10 min.
"The Hot Zone: The Terrifying True Story of the Origins of the Ebola Virus"
Richard Preston
6:45am (ET)
Approx. 1 hr. 5 min.
"Timeless: Love, Morgenthau, and Me"
Lucinda Franks

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, Michael Korda and AEI President Arthur Brooks were our 2014 guests.

Jan 4, 2015  Tavis Smiley www.tavistalks.com  @tavissmiley
Feb 1, 2015  Walter Isaacson  www.aspeninstitute.org @walterisaacson

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:

12/9/14:   NYC, New America Foundation: Janine Wedel, Unaccountable; Zephyr Teachout, Corruption in America; Lawrence Lessig,    Republic, Lost

12/10/14  NYC, Macaulay Honors College, Jenny Nordberg, The Underground Girls of Kabul & Suki Kim, Without You, There Is No Us

12/11/14   Philadelphia, Gershman YMCA, Matthew Chistopher, Abandoned America

12/15/14   Philadelphia, National Constitution Center, Bill of Rights Day Book Festival

 

FAIRS AND FESTIVALS

Book TV covers many book festivals each year, many of them LIVE.  In 2014, our festival coverage includes 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.