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

Last aired: April 20, 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"
"A Chain of Thunder: A Novel of the Siege of Vicksburg"
Jeff Shaara

Last aired: July 8, 2013

"A Chain of Thunder: A Novel of the Siege of Vicksburg"
"Grand Central: How a Train Station Transformed America"
Sam Roberts

Last aired: July 5, 2013

"Grand Central: How a Train Station Transformed America"
"Bunker Hill: A City, A Siege, A Revolution"
Nathaniel Philbrick

Last aired: June 23, 2013

"Bunker Hill: A City, A Siege, A Revolution"
"Unflinching Courage: Pioneering Women Who Shaped Texas"
Kay Bailey Hutchison

Last aired: May 12, 2013

"Unflinching Courage: Pioneering Women Who Shaped Texas"
"Fear Itself: The New Deal and the Origins of Our Time"
Ira Katznelson

Last aired: May 5, 2013

"Fear Itself: The New Deal and the Origins of Our Time"

Book TV Schedule

Highlights

2014 Los Angeles Times Festival of Books - Panel: "The Realities of War"
Janet Burroway; David Finkel; David Morris

Next air time: Saturday, April 26th, at 12pm (ET)
Approx. 1 hr. 3 min.
2014 Los Angeles Times Festival of Books: Panel on Feminism
Nancy Cohen; M.G. Lord; Myra MacPherson

Next air time: Saturday, April 26th, at 1pm (ET)
Approx. 1 hr. 3 min.
2014 Los Angeles Times Festival of Books - Panel: "The Truth Will Out: Getting the Story"
Annie Jacobsen; Scott Johnson; Walter Kirn; Deanne Stillman

Next air time: Saturday, April 26th, at 2pm (ET)
Approx. 1 hr. 1 min.
2014 Los Angeles Times Festival of Books: Panel on Finance
Anat Admati; Helaine Olen; Nomi Prins

Next air time: Sunday, April 27th, at 1pm (ET)
Approx. 1 hr. 3 min.
2014 Los Angeles Times Festival of Books: World Politics Panel
Joseph Cirincione; Jerrold Green; Greg Treverton

Next air time: Sunday, April 27th, at 2pm (ET)
Approx. 59 min.
2014 Los Angeles Times Festival of Books: Jared Diamond, "The World Until Yesterday: What We Can Learn from Traditional Socities?"
Jared Diamond

Next air time: Sunday, April 27th, at 3pm (ET)
Approx. 1 hr. 3 min.

Also Airing...

Saturday, April 26th

12pm (ET)
Approx. 1 hr. 3 min.
2014 Los Angeles Times Festival of Books - Panel: "The Realities of War"
Janet Burroway; David Finkel; David Morris
1pm (ET)
Approx. 1 hr. 3 min.
2014 Los Angeles Times Festival of Books: Panel on Feminism
Nancy Cohen; M.G. Lord; Myra MacPherson
2pm (ET)
Approx. 1 hr. 1 min.
2014 Los Angeles Times Festival of Books - Panel: "The Truth Will Out: Getting the Story"
Annie Jacobsen; Scott Johnson; Walter Kirn; Deanne Stillman

Sunday, April 27th

12am (ET)
Approx. 1 hr. 3 min.
2014 Los Angeles Times Festival of Books - Panel: "The Realities of War"
Janet Burroway; David Finkel; David Morris
1am (ET)
Approx. 1 hr. 3 min.
2014 Los Angeles Times Festival of Books: Panel on Feminism
Nancy Cohen; M.G. Lord; Myra MacPherson
2am (ET)
Approx. 1 hr. 1 min.
2014 Los Angeles Times Festival of Books - Panel: "The Truth Will Out: Getting the Story"
Annie Jacobsen; Scott Johnson; Walter Kirn; Deanne Stillman
1pm (ET)
Approx. 1 hr. 3 min.
2014 Los Angeles Times Festival of Books: Panel on Finance
Anat Admati; Helaine Olen; Nomi Prins
2pm (ET)
Approx. 59 min.
2014 Los Angeles Times Festival of Books: World Politics Panel
Joseph Cirincione; Jerrold Green; Greg Treverton

Monday, April 28th

1am (ET)
Approx. 1 hr. 3 min.
2014 Los Angeles Times Festival of Books: Panel on Finance
Anat Admati; Helaine Olen; Nomi Prins
2am (ET)
Approx. 59 min.
2014 Los Angeles Times Festival of Books: World Politics Panel
Joseph Cirincione; Jerrold Green; Greg Treverton

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.    

May 4, 2014 Luis Rodriguez  http://www.luisjrodriguez.com/index.htm 
 
You can watch all past In Depths online by using the "Search" function in the upper left hand corner of this website.

EVENT COVERAGE

4/14     Council on Global Affairs, Chicago: Carlotta Gall, The Wrong Enemy

4/15    RAND Corporation, Los Angeles: William Easterly, The Tyranny of Experts

4/16    Eric Quezada Center for Politics, San Francisco: Lauren Coodley, Upton Sinclair

4/17    Louisville Public Library, Louisville, Kentucky: Matt Taibbi, The Divide

4/24     Westfield State University, Westfield, Massachusetts: George Michael, Extremism in America

 

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.