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Coming Up on Book TV

2014 Chicago Tribune Printers Row Lit Fest: A.J. Baime, "The Arsenal of Democracy"
A.J. Baime

Next air time: Saturday, July 26th at 8am (ET)

2014 Chicago Tribune Printers Row Lit Fest: A.J. Baime, "The Arsenal of Democracy"
"The Scorpion's Sting: Antislavery and the Coming of the Civil War"
James Oakes

Next air time: Sunday, July 27th at 7:30am (ET)

"The Scorpion's Sting: Antislavery and the Coming of the Civil War"
"The Frackers: The Outrageous Inside Story of the New Billionaire Wildcatters"
Gregory Zuckerman

Next air time: Sunday, July 27th at 4:30pm (ET)

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

Next air time: Sunday, July 27th at 11pm (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.

"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

Book TV at Pepperdine University: Angela Hawken, "Marijuana Legalization: What Everyone Needs to Know"
Angela Hawken

Next air time: Saturday, July 26th, at 4:30pm (ET)
Approx. 23 min.
2014 Eagle Forum Collegians Leadership Summit - Part I
Multiple Authors

Next air time: Saturday, July 26th, at 12pm (ET)
Approx. 2 hr. 33 min.
"Making David into Goliath: How the World Turned Against Israel"
Joshua Muravchik

Next air time: Saturday, July 26th, at 7pm (ET)
Approx. 1 hr. 3 min.
"When Men Betray"
Webb Hubbell

Next air time: Saturday, July 26th, at 8pm (ET)
Approx. 1 hr. 9 min.
"Lords of the Sky: Fighter Pilots and Air Combat, from the Red Baron to the F-16"
Dan Hampton

Next air time: Saturday, July 26th, at 9:15pm (ET)
Approx. 44 min.
"Assault and Flattery: The Truth About the Left and Their War on Women"
Katie Pavlich

Next air time: Saturday, July 26th, at 11pm (ET)
Approx. 50 min.
2014 Eagle Forum Collegians Leadership Summit - Part II
Multiple Authors

Next air time: Sunday, July 27th, at 2pm (ET)
Approx. 2 hr. 4 min.
"The Frackers: The Outrageous Inside Story of the New Billionaire Wildcatters"
Gregory Zuckerman

Next air time: Sunday, July 27th, at 4:30pm (ET)
Approx. 1 hr. 43 min.
"The Taliban Revival: Violence and Extremism on the Pakistan-Afghanistan Frontier"
Hassan Abbas

Next air time: Sunday, July 27th, at 7:30pm (ET)
Approx. 1 hr. 32 min.
"The People vs. Barack Obama: The Criminal Case Against the Obama Administration"
Ben Shapiro

Next air time: Sunday, July 27th, at 10pm (ET)
Approx. 1 hr. 2 min.
"West of the Revolution: An Uncommon History of 1776"
Claudio Saunt

Next air time: Sunday, July 27th, at 11pm (ET)
Approx. 56 min.

Also Airing...

Saturday, July 26th

8:45am (ET)
Approx. 51 min.
FreedomFest 2014: Mary Ruwart and Jeff Waddoups on the Minimum Wage Law
Mary Ruwart; Jeff Waddoups
9:45am (ET)
Approx. 55 min.
"How Could This Happen: Explaining the Holocaust"
Dan McMillan
10:45am (ET)
Approx. 1 hr. 14 min.
2014 Harlem Book Fair: Panel on Multicultural Book Publishing
Veronica Creech; Pat Cummings; Hannah Ehrlich; Wade Hudson; Brian Kenney; Vanesse Lloyd Sgambati; Mutiya Vision
12pm (ET)
Approx. 2 hr. 33 min.
2014 Eagle Forum Collegians Leadership Summit - Part I
Multiple Authors
2:30pm (ET)
Approx. 26 min.
"On My Watch - Leadership, Innovation, and Personal Resilience"
Martha Johnson
3pm (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
6pm (ET)
Approx. 57 min.
Encore Booknotes: "Posterity: Letters of Great Americans to Their Children"
Dorie McCullough Lawson
7pm (ET)
Approx. 1 hr. 3 min.
"Making David into Goliath: How the World Turned Against Israel"
Joshua Muravchik
8pm (ET)
Approx. 1 hr. 9 min.
"When Men Betray"
Webb Hubbell

Sunday, July 27th

12:15am (ET)
Approx. 1 hr. 5 min.
"Poison Spring: The Secret History of Pollution and the EPA"
E.G. Vallianatos
1:30am (ET)
Approx. 45 min.
"Sally Ride: America's First Woman in Space"
Lynn Sherr
4:45am (ET)
Approx. 28 min.
FreedomFest 2014: P.J. O'Rourke, Charles Murray, and John Allison on Big Government
John Allison; Charles Murray; P.J. O'Rourke
5:15am (ET)
Approx. 53 min.
"Capital in the Twenty-First Century" & "A Fighting Chance"
Thomas Piketty; Sen. Elizabeth Warren
8:30am (ET)
Approx. 59 min.
2014 Harlem Book Fair: Conversation with Tracey Syphax
Elizabeth Nunez; Tracey Syphax
9:30am (ET)
Approx. 1 hr. 5 min.
FreedomFest 2014: The Big Debate: Dinesh D'Souza v. Dan McCarthy on American Foreign Policy
Dinesh D'Souza; Dan McCarthy
10:45am (ET)
Approx. 1 hr. 7 min.
"Dead Men Ruling: How to Restore Fiscal Freedom and Rescue Our Future"
Eugene Steuerle
2pm (ET)
Approx. 2 hr. 4 min.
2014 Eagle Forum Collegians Leadership Summit - Part II
Multiple Authors
4pm (ET)
Approx. 26 min.
2014 Harlem Book Fair: State of African American Literature
Malaika Adero
4:30pm (ET)
Approx. 1 hr. 43 min.
"The Frackers: The Outrageous Inside Story of the New Billionaire Wildcatters"
Gregory Zuckerman
6:15pm (ET)
Approx. 46 min.
2014 Gaithersburg Book Festival: Panel on the Book Industry
Multiple Panelists
11pm (ET)
Approx. 56 min.
"West of the Revolution: An Uncommon History of 1776"
Claudio Saunt

Monday, July 28th

2am (ET)
Approx. 55 min.
"The Road to Global Prosperity"
Michael Mandelbaum
6am (ET)
Approx. 1 hr. 19 min.
"The Divide: American Injustice in the Age of the Wealth Gap"
Matt Taibbi

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:

July 22: DC, Heritage Foundation                                  Joshua Muravchik, Making David Into Goliath
July 22: NYC, Roosevelt House                                     Sylvia Jukes Morris, Price of Fame
July 22: Ann Arbor, MI, Nicola's Books                         Juan Cole, The New Arabs
July 23:  NYC, Bryant Park Reading Series                  Michael Wolraich, Unreasonable Men
July 23:  Birmingham, AL, Alabama Theatre                  Marja Mills, The Mockingbird Next Door
July 24:  Mountain View, CA, Computer History Museum  Michael Malone, The Intel Trinity
July 24:  Oakland, CA, Independent Institute               Stephen Holbrook, Gun Control in the Third Reich
July 26:  Brooklyn, NY, Sistas' Place                              Gerald Horne, The Counter-Revolution of 1776 & Race to Revolution
July 31:  Southampton, NY, Rogers Memorial Library  Lawrence Goldstone, Birdmen 

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.