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Coming Up on Book TV

"The Presidents' War: Six American Presidents and the Civil War That Divided Them"
Chris DeRose

Next air time: Saturday, August 2nd at 8am (ET)

"The Presidents' War: Six American Presidents and the Civil War That Divided Them"
"Redeemer: The Life of Jimmy Carter"
Randall Balmer

Next air time: Saturday, August 2nd at 4:30pm (ET)

"Redeemer: The Life of Jimmy Carter"

Archived Programs

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

"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"
"Redeemer: The Life of Jimmy Carter"
Randall Balmer

Last aired: July 13, 2014

"Redeemer: The Life of Jimmy Carter"
"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"
Books on First Ladies
Multiple Authors

Last aired: September 9, 2013

"The Center Holds: Obama and His Enemies"
Jonathan Alter

Last aired: September 1, 2013

"The Center Holds: Obama and His Enemies"
"To Move the World: JFK's Quest for Peace"
Jeffrey Sachs

Last aired: August 18, 2013

"To Move the World: JFK's Quest for Peace"

Book TV Schedule

Highlights

LIVE In Depth: Ron Paul
Next air time: Sunday, August 3rd, at 12pm (ET)
Approx. 3 hr.
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2014 C-SPAN Cities Tour
2014 C-SPAN Cities Tour

Next air time: Saturday, August 2nd, at 12pm (ET)
Approx. 1 hr. 17 min.
"The Mockingbird Next Door: Life with Harper Lee"
Marja Mills

Next air time: Saturday, August 2nd, at 7pm (ET)
Approx. 1 hr. 23 min.
"The New Arabs: How the Millennial Generation Is Changing the Middle East"
Juan Cole

Next air time: Saturday, August 2nd, at 9pm (ET)
Approx. 56 min.
"Unstoppable: The Emerging Left-Right Alliance to Dismantle the Corporate State"
Ralph Nader

Next air time: Saturday, August 2nd, at 11pm (ET)
Approx. 1 hr. 33 min.
"Licensed to Lie: Exposing Corruption in the Department of Justice"
Sidney Powell

Next air time: Sunday, August 3rd, at 6:30pm (ET)
Approx. 1 hr. 35 min.
"Nature's God: The Heretical Origins of the American Republic"
Matthew Stewart

Next air time: Sunday, August 3rd, at 8pm (ET)
Approx. 47 min.
"This Nonviolent Stuff'll Get You Killed: How Guns Made the Civil Rights Movement Possible"
Charles Cobb

Next air time: Sunday, August 3rd, at 10pm (ET)
Approx. 1 hr. 16 min.
"Operation Shakespeare: The True Story of an Elite International Sting"
John Shiffman

Next air time: Sunday, August 3rd, at 11:15pm (ET)
Approx. 43 min.

Also Airing...

Saturday, August 2nd

9:15am (ET)
Approx. 1 hr. 1 min.
"Uncertain Justice: The Roberts Court and the Constitution"
Laurence Tribe
11am (ET)
Approx. 1 hr.
"Blessed Experiences: Genuinely Southern, Proudly Black"
Rep. James Clyburn (D-SC)
12pm (ET)
Approx. 1 hr. 17 min.
2014 C-SPAN Cities Tour
2014 C-SPAN Cities Tour
2:45pm (ET)
Approx. 44 min.
"American Panic: A History of Who Scares Us and Why"
Mark Stein
4:30pm (ET)
Approx. 1 hr. 5 min.
"Redeemer: The Life of Jimmy Carter"
Randall Balmer
7pm (ET)
Approx. 1 hr. 23 min.
"The Mockingbird Next Door: Life with Harper Lee"
Marja Mills

Sunday, August 3rd

1:15am (ET)
Approx. 1 hr. 43 min.
"The Frackers: The Outrageous Inside Story of the New Billionaire Wildcatters"
Gregory Zuckerman
3am (ET)
Approx. 2 hr. 3 min.
2014 Harlem Book Fair: Panel - "James Baldwin & American Morality"
Rich Blint; Jonathan, Scott Holloway; Marcus Hunter; Walter Mosley; Imani Perry; Claudia Roth Pierpont; Kendall Thomas
6am (ET)
Approx. 59 min.
"The Director" and "Blowback"
David Ignatius; Valerie Plame
7:30am (ET)
Approx. 1 hr. 9 min.
"When Men Betray"
Webb Hubbell
8:45am (ET)
Approx. 1 hr. 2 min.
"Making David into Goliath: How the World Turned Against Israel"
Joshua Muravchik
9:45am (ET)
Approx. 1 hr. 17 min.
2014 C-SPAN Cities Tour
2014 C-SPAN Cities Tour
3pm (ET)
Approx. 1 hr. 23 min.
"The Mockingbird Next Door: Life with Harper Lee"
Marja Mills
6:30pm (ET)
Approx. 1 hr. 35 min.
"Licensed to Lie: Exposing Corruption in the Department of Justice"
Sidney Powell
8pm (ET)
Approx. 47 min.
"Nature's God: The Heretical Origins of the American Republic"
Matthew Stewart

Monday, August 4th

12am (ET)
Approx. 3 hr.
In Depth: Ron Paul
4:15am (ET)
Approx. 1 hr. 8 min.
"Alex's Wake: A Voyage of Betrayal and a Journey of Remembrance"
Martin Goldsmith
5:30am (ET)
Approx. 1 hr. 27 min.
"Iran and the United States: An Insider's View on the Failed Past and the Road to Peace"
Seyed Hossein Mousavian

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, and Reza Aslan are this year's past guests so far.

Aug 3 Ron Paul  www.ronpaulchannel.com
Sep 7 Mary Frances Berry  www.maryfrancesberry.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 1     Brooklyn, NY: Melville House     Jon Gnarr, Gnarr

August 5     Roanoke, VA: St. John's Episcopal Church     Beth Macy, Factory Man

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

August 30   Washington, DC:  Convention Center     National Book Festival

 

 

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.