Politics

About Politics

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

Search Politics

You may search the Book TV archive for programs in this series by entering your search term(s) below.

For:

To further refine your search, you may use our Advanced Search.

Coming Up on Book TV

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

Next air time: Saturday, November 1st at 10:30am (ET)

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

Next air time: Saturday, November 1st at 9pm (ET)

"Border Insecurity"
Sylvia Longmire

Next air time: Sunday, November 2nd at 3:28am (ET)

"Border Insecurity"
"Impolite Conversations: On Race, Politics, Sex, Money, and Religion"
Cora Daniels

Next air time: Sunday, November 2nd at 6am (ET)

"Impolite Conversations: On Race, Politics, Sex, Money, and Religion"
"Culture Worrier: Selected Columns 1984–2014"
Clarence Page

Next air time: Sunday, November 2nd at 6:15pm (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.

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

Last aired: October 19, 2014

"Feminism Unfinished: A Short, Surprising History of American Women's Movements"
"Border Insecurity"
Sylvia Longmire

Last aired: October 18, 2014

"Border Insecurity"
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"
"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"

Book TV Schedule

Highlights

LIVE In Depth: Michael Korda
Next air time: Sunday, November 2nd, at 12pm (ET)
Approx. 3 hr.
E-mail Book TV Send questions for the author to Book TV
BookTV in Colorado Springs, Colorado
BookTV in Colorado Springs, Colorado

Next air time: Saturday, November 1st, at 12pm (ET)
Approx. 1 hr. 15 min.
"The Invisible Bridge: The Fall of Nixon and the Rise of Reagan"
Rick Perlstein

Next air time: Saturday, November 1st, at 4:15pm (ET)
Approx. 1 hr. 2 min.
"How We Got to Now: Six Innovations That Made the Modern World"
Steven Johnson

Next air time: Saturday, November 1st, at 7pm (ET)
Approx. 54 min.
"Dirty Entanglements: Corruption, Crime, and Terrorism"
Louise Shelley

Next air time: Saturday, November 1st, at 8pm (ET)
Approx. 50 min.
"Even This I Get to Experience"
Norman Lear

Next air time: Saturday, November 1st, at 9pm (ET)
Approx. 1 hr. 1 min.
"Timeless: Love, Morgenthau, and Me"
Lucinda Franks

Next air time: Saturday, November 1st, at 11pm (ET)
Approx. 1 hr. 5 min.
"Double Agent: The First Hero of World War II and How the FBI Outwitted and Destroyed a Nazi Spy Ring"
Peter Duffy

Next air time: Sunday, November 2nd, at 12:15am (ET)
Approx. 44 min.
"Flight 93: The Story, the Aftermath, and the Legacy of American Courage on 9/11"
Tom McMillan

Next air time: Sunday, November 2nd, at 3pm (ET)
Approx. 55 min.
"Culture Worrier: Selected Columns 1984–2014"
Clarence Page

Next air time: Sunday, November 2nd, at 6:15pm (ET)
Approx. 1 hr. 11 min.
"The Innovators: How a Group of Hackers, Geniuses, and Geeks Created the Digital Revolution"
Walter Isaacson

Next air time: Sunday, November 2nd, at 7:30pm (ET)
Approx. 1 hr. 15 min.
"War Dogs: Tales of Canine Heroism, History, and Love"
Rebecca Frankel

Next air time: Sunday, November 2nd, at 10pm (ET)
Approx. 1 hr. 4 min.
James Patterson on the Importance of Independent Reading in Our Schools
James Patterson

Next air time: Sunday, November 2nd, at 11pm (ET)
Approx. 51 min.

Also Airing...

Saturday, November 1st

9am (ET)
Approx. 1 hr. 29 min.
2014 Southern Festival of Books: Panel on War and Its Aftermath
Kenneth MacLeish; Jennifer Percy; Kayla Williams
10:30am (ET)
Approx. 1 hr. 22 min.
"Feminism Unfinished: A Short, Surprising History of American Women's Movements"
Dorothy Sue Cobble; Linda Gordon; Astrid Henry
12pm (ET)
Approx. 1 hr. 15 min.
BookTV in Colorado Springs, Colorado
BookTV in Colorado Springs, Colorado
2pm (ET)
Approx. 1 hr. 14 min.
"How Google Works"
Jonathan Rosenberg; Eric Schmidt
3:15pm (ET)
Approx. 53 min.
"Among the Ruins: Syria Past and Present"
Christian Sahner
4:15pm (ET)
Approx. 1 hr. 2 min.
"The Invisible Bridge: The Fall of Nixon and the Rise of Reagan"
Rick Perlstein
7pm (ET)
Approx. 54 min.
"How We Got to Now: Six Innovations That Made the Modern World"
Steven Johnson
8pm (ET)
Approx. 50 min.
"Dirty Entanglements: Corruption, Crime, and Terrorism"
Louise Shelley
9pm (ET)
Approx. 1 hr. 1 min.
"Even This I Get to Experience"
Norman Lear
11pm (ET)
Approx. 1 hr. 5 min.
"Timeless: Love, Morgenthau, and Me"
Lucinda Franks

Sunday, November 2nd

1am (ET)
Approx. 1 hr. 28 min.
"Putin's Kleptocracy: Who Owns Russia?"
Karen Dawisha
3:28am (ET)
Approx. 1 hr. 31 min.
"Border Insecurity"
Sylvia Longmire
6am (ET)
Approx. 1 hr. 3 min.
"Impolite Conversations: On Race, Politics, Sex, Money, and Religion"
Cora Daniels
7am (ET)
Approx. 1 hr. 21 min.
2014 Southern Festival of Books: Panel on Modern Conflicts
Michael Newton; Lien-Hang Nguyen; Ganesh Sitaraman
8:30am (ET)
Approx. 1 hr. 4 min.
"The Edge of the Sky: All You Need to Know About the All-There-Is"
Roberto Trotta
9:45am (ET)
Approx. 1 hr. 15 min.
BookTV in Colorado Springs, Colorado
BookTV in Colorado Springs, Colorado
4pm (ET)
Approx. 1 hr. 19 min.
"An Indigenous Peoples' History of the United States"
Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz
6:15pm (ET)
Approx. 1 hr. 11 min.
"Culture Worrier: Selected Columns 1984–2014"
Clarence Page
10pm (ET)
Approx. 1 hr. 4 min.
"War Dogs: Tales of Canine Heroism, History, and Love"
Rebecca Frankel

Monday, November 3rd

12am (ET)
Approx. 3 hr.
In Depth: Michael Korda
4am (ET)
Approx. 1 hr. 36 min.
A Debate on War and the Constitution with John Yoo and Bruce Fein
Bruce Fein; John Yoo
5:45am (ET)
Approx. 1 hr. 4 min.
"The Invisible Soldiers: How America Outsourced Our Security"
Ann Hagedorn
6:45am (ET)
Approx. 1 hr. 2 min.
"Landslide: LBJ and Ronald Reagan at the Dawn of a New America"
Jonathan Darman

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, and Joan Biskupic are this year's past guests so far.

Nov 2  Michael Korda
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:

11/2/14     Michael Rockland, Navy Crazy        Kellogg Club  Morristown, NJ

11/5/14     William Voegeli, The Pity Party       Century Association  NYC 

11/5/14     Thomas Maier, When Lions Roar     JFK Presidential Library & Museum  Boston

11/6/14     Joel Simon, The New Censorship     Columbia Journalism School  NYC

11/10/14    Robert Baer, The Perfect Kill           Jewish Community Center  San Francisco

11/11/14    Stephen Kotkin, Stalin                     U. of Pennsylvania Bookstore  Philadelphia

11/12/14    James Robbins, The Real Custer      Hudson Library & Historical Society  Hudson, OH

11/12/14    Flemming Rose, The Tyranny of Silence    Pen and Pencil Club  Philadelphia

11/12/14    Robert Howse, Leo Strauss            University of Chicago

11/13/14    Mark Leibovich, Citizens of the Green Room    BookCourt   Brooklyn, NY 

11/13/14    Charles Edel, Nation Builder          Island Books  Newport, RI

11/13/14    Gay Talese, The Bridge                  New York Transit Museum  Brooklyn, NY

11/14/14    Conference on James Burnham's Suicide of the West    Yale University  New Haven, CT

11/18/14    David Quammen, Ebola               Montana State University

11/19/14    Nicholas Wapshott, The Sphinx    Boston Athenaeum

11/19/14    Art Laffer, An Inquiry Into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of States    University Club  NYC

11/19/14    65th Annual National Book Awards  NYC

11/24/14    Mary Elise Sarotte, The Collapse  Porter Square Books  Cambridge, MA 

 

 

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.