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2014 Miami Book Fair: Cornel West, "Black Prophetic Fire"
Cornel West

Next air time: Sunday, December 21st at 2am (ET)

2014 Miami Book Fair: Cornel West, "Black Prophetic Fire"
"The Reagan Enigma: 1964-1980"
Thomas Reed

Next air time: Friday, December 26th at 1:30am (ET)

"The Reagan Enigma: 1964-1980"
"When Lions Roar: The Churchills and the Kennedys"
Thomas Maier

Next air time: Friday, December 26th at 4am (ET)

"Lincoln and the Power of the Press: The War for Public Opinion"
Harold Holzer

Next air time: Sunday, December 28th at 6pm (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.

"When Lions Roar: The Churchills and the Kennedys"
Thomas Maier

Last aired: December 13, 2014

"The Reagan Enigma: 1964-1980"
Thomas Reed

Last aired: December 7, 2014

"The Reagan Enigma: 1964-1980"
2014 Miami Book Fair: Cornel West, "Black Prophetic Fire"
Cornel West

Last aired: November 29, 2014

2014 Miami Book Fair: Cornel West, "Black Prophetic Fire"
"Founders' Son: A Life of Abraham Lincoln"
Richard Brookhiser

Last aired: November 28, 2014

"Founders' Son: A Life of Abraham Lincoln"
"Landslide: LBJ and Ronald Reagan at the Dawn of a New America"
Jonathan Darman

Last aired: November 3, 2014

"Landslide: LBJ and Ronald Reagan at the Dawn of a New America"
"The Roosevelts: An Intimate History"
Ken Burns; Geoffrey Ward

Last aired: September 20, 2014

"The Roosevelts: An Intimate History"
"Redeemer: The Life of Jimmy Carter"
Randall Balmer

Last aired: August 2, 2014

"Redeemer: The Life of Jimmy Carter"
"James Madison: A Life Reconsidered"
Lynne Cheney

Last aired: July 20, 2014

"James Madison: A Life Reconsidered"
"The Mantle of Command: FDR at War, 1941-1942"
Nigel Hamilton

Last aired: July 20, 2014

"The Mantle of Command: FDR at War, 1941-1942"
"11 Principles of a Reagan Conservative"
Paul Kengor

Last aired: May 27, 2014

"11 Principles of a Reagan Conservative"
"The Man He Became: How FDR Defied Polio to Win the Presidency"
James Tobin

Last aired: February 18, 2014

"The Man He Became: How FDR Defied Polio to Win the Presidency"
"Ike and Dick: Portrait of a Strange Political Marriage"
Jeffrey Frank

Last aired: February 17, 2014

"Ike and Dick: Portrait of a Strange Political Marriage"
"Pat and Dick: The Nixons, an Intimate Portrait of a Marriage"
Will Swift

Last aired: February 17, 2014

"Pat and Dick: The Nixons, an Intimate Portrait of a Marriage"
"The Man Who Killed Kennedy: The Case Against LBJ"
Roger Stone

Last aired: February 9, 2014

"The Man Who Killed Kennedy: The Case Against LBJ"
"Young Mr. Roosevelt: FDR's Introduction to War, Politics, and Life"
Stanley Weintraub

Last aired: January 21, 2014

"Young Mr. Roosevelt: FDR's Introduction to War, Politics, and Life"
"End of Days: The Assassination of John F. Kennedy"
James Swanson

Last aired: January 6, 2014

"End of Days: The Assassination of John F. Kennedy"
"JFK in the Senate"
John Shaw

Last aired: January 2, 2014

"JFK in the Senate"
"Jefferson and Hamilton: The Rivalry That Forged A Nation"
John Ferling

Last aired: December 25, 2013

"Jefferson and Hamilton: The Rivalry That Forged A Nation"
"The Letters of John F. Kennedy"
Martin Sandler

Last aired: December 25, 2013

"The Letters of John F. Kennedy"

Book TV Schedule

Highlights

BookTV Visits Lafayette/West Lafayette, Indiana
BookTV in Lafayette/West Lafayette, Indiana

Next air time: Sunday, December 21st, at 10:45am (ET)
Approx. 1 hr. 30 min.
Conference on James Burnham's "Suicide of the West: An Essay on the Meaning and Destiny of Liberalism"
Multiple Panelists

Next air time: Sunday, December 21st, at 3pm (ET)
Approx. 3 hr. 20 min.
"Red State: An Insider's Story of How the GOP Came to Dominate Texas Politics"
Wayne Thorburn

Next air time: Sunday, December 21st, at 6:30pm (ET)
Approx. 58 min.
"Too Big to Jail: How Prosecutors Compromise with Corporations"
Brandon Garrett

Next air time: Sunday, December 21st, at 7:30pm (ET)
Approx. 1 hr. 25 min.
"Citizens of the Green Room: Profiles in Courage and Self-Delusion"
Mark Leibovich

Next air time: Sunday, December 21st, at 10pm (ET)
Approx. 53 min.
"Houses of Civil War America"
Hugh Howard

Next air time: Sunday, December 21st, at 11pm (ET)
Approx. 59 min.

Also Airing...

Sunday, December 21st

12am (ET)
Approx. 28 min.
"Zero to One: Notes on Startups, or How to Build the Future"
Peter Thiel
12:30am (ET)
Approx. 1 hr. 27 min.
"Leo Strauss: Man of Peace"
Robert Howse
2am (ET)
Approx. 41 min.
2014 Miami Book Fair: Cornel West, "Black Prophetic Fire"
Cornel West
3:45am (ET)
Approx. 1 hr. 3 min.
"Impolite Conversations: On Race, Politics, Sex, Money, and Religion"
Cora Daniels
6am (ET)
Approx. 58 min.
"Would You Baptize an Extraterrestrial?"
Guy Consolmagno
7am (ET)
Approx. 1 hr. 23 min.
"Acid Test: LSD, Ecstasy, and the Power to Heal"
Tom Shroder
8:30am (ET)
Approx. 1 hr. 15 min.
"The Real Custer: From Boy General to Tragic Hero"
James Robbins
9:45am (ET)
Approx. 1 hr.
2014 Miami Book Fair: Panel on Books & E-Commerce
Andrew Albanese; Franklin Foer; Christopher Kenneally; Astra Taylor; Oren Teicher
10:45am (ET)
Approx. 1 hr. 30 min.
BookTV Visits Lafayette/West Lafayette, Indiana
BookTV in Lafayette/West Lafayette, Indiana
7:30pm (ET)
Approx. 1 hr. 25 min.
"Too Big to Jail: How Prosecutors Compromise with Corporations"
Brandon Garrett
11pm (ET)
Approx. 59 min.
"Houses of Civil War America"
Hugh Howard

Monday, December 22nd

4am (ET)
Approx. 43 min.
"Lessons of Hope: How to Fix Our Schools"
Joel Klein
4:45am (ET)
Approx. 50 min.
"#Newsfail"
Allison Kilkenny; Jamie Kilstein
5:45am (ET)
Approx. 1 hr. 14 min.
"The Perfect Kill: 21 Laws for Assassins"
Robert Baer

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.