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Coming Up on Book TV

"The First Family Detail: Secret Service Agents Reveal the Hidden Lives of the Presidents"
Ronald Kessler

Next air time: Sunday, October 26th at 7am (ET)

"The First Family Detail: Secret Service Agents Reveal the Hidden Lives of the Presidents"

Archived Programs

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

"Landslide: LBJ and Ronald Reagan at the Dawn of a New America"
Jonathan Darman

Last aired: October 19, 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"
"JFK Conservative"
Ira Stoll

Last aired: December 15, 2013

"JFK Conservative"
"Camelot's Court: Inside the Kennedy White House"
Robert Dallek

Last aired: December 9, 2013

"Camelot's Court: Inside the Kennedy White House"

Book TV Schedule

Highlights

LIVE 2014 Texas Book Festival: Day One
Multiple Authors

Next air time: Saturday, October 25th, at 11am (ET)
Approx. 7 hr.
LIVE 2014 Texas Book Festival: Day Two
Multiple Authors

Next air time: Sunday, October 26th, at 12pm (ET)
Approx. 6 hr.
After Words: Linda Tirado, "Hand to Mouth: Living in Bootstrap America"
Next air time: Saturday, October 25th, at 10pm (ET)
Approx. 55 min.
"What Women Want: An Agenda for the Women's Movement"
Deborah Rhode

Next air time: Saturday, October 25th, at 7pm (ET)
Approx. 50 min.
"Cosby: His Life and Times"
Mark Whitaker

Next air time: Saturday, October 25th, at 8pm (ET)
Approx. 57 min.
"Don't Wait for the Next War: A Strategy for American Growth and Global Leadership"
Wesley Clark

Next air time: Saturday, October 25th, at 9pm (ET)
Approx. 1 hr. 5 min.
"You Lie!: The Evasions, Omissions, Fabrications, Frauds, and Outright Falsehoods of Barack Obama"
Jack Cashill

Next air time: Saturday, October 25th, at 11pm (ET)
Approx. 58 min.
"Thirteen Days in September: Carter, Begin, and Sadat at Camp David"
Lawrence Wright

Next air time: Sunday, October 26th, at 8:45am (ET)
Approx. 1 hr. 7 min.
"Impolite Conversations: On Race, Politics, Sex, Money, and Religion"
Cora Daniels

Next air time: Sunday, October 26th, at 7pm (ET)
Approx. 1 hr. 3 min.
"The Invisible Front: Love and Loss in an Era of Endless War"
Yochi Dreazen

Next air time: Sunday, October 26th, at 8pm (ET)
Approx. 1 hr.
"How Google Works"
Jonathan Rosenberg; Eric Schmidt

Next air time: Sunday, October 26th, at 10pm (ET)
Approx. 1 hr. 14 min.
"The Short and Tragic Life of Robert Peace: A Brilliant Young Man Who Left Newark for the Ivy League"
Jeff Hobbs

Next air time: Sunday, October 26th, at 11:15pm (ET)
Approx. 45 min.

Also Airing...

Saturday, October 25th

10am (ET)
Approx. 54 min.
"World Order"
Henry Kissinger
LIVE 11am (ET)
Approx. 7 hr.
2014 Texas Book Festival: Day One
Multiple Authors
7pm (ET)
Approx. 50 min.
"What Women Want: An Agenda for the Women's Movement"
Deborah Rhode
8pm (ET)
Approx. 57 min.
"Cosby: His Life and Times"
Mark Whitaker

Sunday, October 26th

12am (ET)
Approx. 7 hr.
2014 Texas Book Festival: Day One
Multiple Authors
8:45am (ET)
Approx. 1 hr. 7 min.
"Thirteen Days in September: Carter, Begin, and Sadat at Camp David"
Lawrence Wright
10am (ET)
Approx. 56 min.
"Predator: The Secret Origins of the Drone Revolution"
Richard Whittle
LIVE 12pm (ET)
Approx. 6 hr.
2014 Texas Book Festival: Day Two
Multiple Authors
7pm (ET)
Approx. 1 hr. 3 min.
"Impolite Conversations: On Race, Politics, Sex, Money, and Religion"
Cora Daniels
10pm (ET)
Approx. 1 hr. 14 min.
"How Google Works"
Jonathan Rosenberg; Eric Schmidt

Monday, October 27th

1am (ET)
Approx. 6 hr.
2014 Texas Book Festival: Day Two
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.    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:

10/21/14    NYC: New York Historical Society, Richard Brookhiser, Founder's Son

10/21/14    Palo Alto, CA: Hoover Institution, Russ Roberts, How Adam Smith Can Change Your Life

10/22/14    NYC: The New School, Laura Auricchio, The Marquis

10/25/14    Boston Book Festival

10/26/14    San Francisco: SF Jazz Center, American Book Awards

10/27/14    Boston: JFK Library, Richard Norton Smith, On His Own Terms

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.