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Coming Up on Book TV

"American Panic: A History of Who Scares Us and Why"
Mark Stein

Next air time: Saturday, August 2nd at 2:45pm (ET)

"American Panic: A History of Who Scares Us and Why"
"The Frackers: The Outrageous Inside Story of the New Billionaire Wildcatters"
Gregory Zuckerman

Next air time: Sunday, August 3rd at 1:15am (ET)

"The Frackers: The Outrageous Inside Story of the New Billionaire Wildcatters"
"Nature's God: The Heretical Origins of the American Republic"
Matthew Stewart

Next air time: Sunday, August 3rd at 8pm (ET)

"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)

Book TV at Pepperdine University: Joel Fox, "FDR's Treasure" & "Lincoln's Hand"
Joel Fox

Next air time: Sunday, August 10th at 1:30pm (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.

"West of the Revolution: An Uncommon History of 1776"
Claudio Saunt

Last aired: July 27, 2014

"West of the Revolution: An Uncommon History of 1776"
"The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975"
Danny Glover

Last aired: July 20, 2014

"The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975"
"American Panic: A History of Who Scares Us and Why"
Mark Stein

Last aired: June 30, 2014

"American Panic: A History of Who Scares Us and Why"
"Extremism in America"
George Michael

Last aired: June 16, 2014

"Extremism in America"
"Slavery's Exiles: The Story of the American Maroons"
Sylviane Diouf

Last aired: May 25, 2014

"Slavery's Exiles: The Story of the American Maroons"
"The Burglary: The Discovery of J. Edgar Hoover's Secret FBI"
Betty Medsger

Last aired: March 9, 2014

"The Burglary: The Discovery of J. Edgar Hoover's Secret FBI"
Tour of "The Smithsonian's History of America in 101 Objects"
Richard Kurin

Last aired: February 9, 2014

Tour of "The Smithsonian's History of America in 101 Objects"
"America's First Crisis: The War of 1812"
Robert Watson

Last aired: February 9, 2014

"America's First Crisis: The War of 1812"
"The Big Scrum: How Teddy Roosevelt Saved Football"
John Miller

Last aired: February 2, 2014

"The Big Scrum: How Teddy Roosevelt Saved Football"
"The Red and the White: A Family Saga of the American West"
Andrew Graybill

Last aired: January 27, 2014

"The Red and the White: A Family Saga of the American West"
"The Letters of Arthur Schlesinger, Jr."
Andrew Schlesinger; Stephen Schlesinger

Last aired: January 21, 2014

"The Letters of Arthur Schlesinger, Jr."
"The Drug Wars in America, 1940-1973"
Kathleen Frydl

Last aired: January 4, 2014

"The Drug Wars in America, 1940-1973"
"The Founders at Home: The Building of America, 1735-1817"
Myron Magnet

Last aired: January 1, 2014

"The Founders at Home: The Building of America, 1735-1817"
"Five Days in November"
Clint Hill; Lisa McCubbin

Last aired: December 31, 2013

Panel on the scholarship of historian and author David Reynolds
David Reynolds

Last aired: December 22, 2013

Panel on the scholarship of historian and author David Reynolds
"Miss Anne in Harlem: The White Women of the Black Renaissance"
Carla Kaplan

Last aired: December 21, 2013

"Miss Anne in Harlem: The White Women of the Black Renaissance"
"The Negro in Illinois: The WPA Papers"
Brian Dolinar (ed.)

Last aired: December 21, 2013

"The Negro in Illinois: The WPA Papers"
15th Anniversary of BookTV from 2011: "Unfamiliar Fishes"
Sarah Vowell

Last aired: December 1, 2013

15th Anniversary of BookTV from 2011: "Unfamiliar Fishes"
"One Summer: America, 1927"
Bill Bryson

Last aired: November 29, 2013

"One Summer: America, 1927"
Books on American Espionage & Intelligence
Mutiple Authors

Last aired: November 10, 2013

Books on American Espionage & Intelligence
Books on Baseball
Mutiple Authors

Last aired: November 3, 2013

"Revolutionary Summer: The Birth of American Independence"
Joseph Ellis

Last aired: September 30, 2013

"Revolutionary Summer: The Birth of American Independence"
"The United States of Paranoia: A Conspiracy Theory"
Jesse Walker

Last aired: September 28, 2013

"The United States of Paranoia: A Conspiracy Theory"
"The American Middle Class: A Cultural History"
Lawrence Samuel

Last aired: September 15, 2013

"The American Middle Class: A Cultural History"
"Ecstatic Nation: Confidence, Crisis, and Compromise, 1848-1877"
Brenda Wineapple

Last aired: September 15, 2013

"Ecstatic Nation: Confidence, Crisis, and Compromise, 1848-1877"
"A Call to Arms: Mobilizing America for World War II"
Maury Klein

Last aired: September 14, 2013

"A Call to Arms: Mobilizing America for World War II"
"Women of the Gulag: Portraits of Five Remarkable Lives"
Paul Gregory

Last aired: September 9, 2013

"Women of the Gulag: Portraits of Five Remarkable Lives"
"The Skies Belong to Us: Terror in the Golden Age of Hijacking"
Brendan Koerner

Last aired: September 8, 2013

"The Skies Belong to Us: Terror in the Golden Age of Hijacking"
Book TV Interview: Conrad Black, "Flight of the Eagle"
Conrad Black

Last aired: September 3, 2013

Book TV Interview: Conrad Black, "Flight of the Eagle"
The Kennedy Detail: JFK's Secret Service Agents Break Their Silence
Gerald Blaine; Lisa McCubbin

Last aired: September 2, 2013

The Kennedy Detail: JFK's Secret Service Agents Break Their Silence
"Gettysburg: The Last Invasion"
Allen Guelzo

Last aired: September 2, 2013

"Gettysburg: The Last Invasion"
"Cotton Tenants: Three Families"
James Agee; Walker Evans

Last aired: August 24, 2013

"Cotton Tenants: Three Families"

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 Season 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.