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Coming Up on Book TV

"The Invisible Bridge: The Fall of Nixon and the Rise of Reagan"
Rick Perlstein

Next air time: Saturday, November 1st at 4:15pm (ET)

"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)

"An Indigenous Peoples' History of the United States"
Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz

Next air time: Sunday, November 2nd at 4pm (ET)

"An Indigenous Peoples' History of the United States"

Archived Programs

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

2014 Southern Festival of Books: Earl Swift, "Auto Biography"
Earl Swift

Last aired: October 18, 2014

2014 Southern Festival of Books: Earl Swift, "Auto Biography"
2014 Southern Festival of Books: Panel on Southern History
Marcie Cohen Ferris; Blain Roberts

Last aired: October 18, 2014

2014 Southern Festival of Books: Panel on Southern History
"Whatever Happened to the Metric System?: How America Kept Its Feet"
John Bemelmans Marciano

Last aired: October 12, 2014

"Whatever Happened to the Metric System?: How America Kept Its Feet"
"An Indigenous Peoples' History of the United States"
Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz

Last aired: October 11, 2014

"An Indigenous Peoples' History of the United States"
"Bloody Spring: Forty Days That Sealed the Confederacy's Fate"
Joseph Wheelan

Last aired: September 28, 2014

"Bloody Spring: Forty Days That Sealed the Confederacy's Fate"
"Hurricane from the Heavens: The Battle of Cold Harbor, May 26 - June 5, 1864"
Daniel Davis; Phillip Greenwalt

Last aired: September 28, 2014

"Hurricane from the Heavens: The Battle of Cold Harbor, May 26 - June 5, 1864"
"Collecting Shakespeare: The Story of Henry and Emily Folger"
Stephen Grant

Last aired: September 22, 2014

"Collecting Shakespeare: The Story of Henry and Emily Folger"
"Nature's God: The Heretical Origins of the American Republic"
Matthew Stewart

Last aired: September 21, 2014

"Nature's God: The Heretical Origins of the American Republic"
"Unabomber: How the FBI Broke Its Own Rules to Capture the Terrorist Ted Kaczynski"
Jim Freeman; Donald Max Noel; Terry Turchie

Last aired: September 20, 2014

"Unabomber: How the FBI Broke Its Own Rules to Capture the Terrorist Ted Kaczynski"
"What We Won: America's Secret War in Afghanistan, 1979–89"
Bruce Riedel

Last aired: September 14, 2014

"What We Won: America's Secret War in Afghanistan, 1979–89"
"West of the Revolution: An Uncommon History of 1776"
Claudio Saunt

Last aired: August 25, 2014

"West of the Revolution: An Uncommon History of 1776"
"American Panic: A History of Who Scares Us and Why"
Mark Stein

Last aired: August 2, 2014

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

Last aired: July 20, 2014

"The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975"
"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

Book TV Schedule

Highlights

LIVE In Depth: Michael Korda
Next air time: Sunday, November 2nd, at 12pm (ET)
Approx. 3 hr.
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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.