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Coming Up on Book TV

"The Collapse: The Accidental Opening of the Berlin Wall"
Mary Elise Sarotte

Next air time: Thursday, December 25th at 9am (ET)

"The Collapse: The Accidental Opening of the Berlin Wall"
"Forgotten Fifteenth: The Daring Airmen Who Crippled Hitler's War Machine"
Barrett Tillman

Next air time: Thursday, December 25th at 11:15am (ET)

"Forgotten Fifteenth: The Daring Airmen Who Crippled Hitler's War Machine"
"The Nazis Next Door: How America Became a Safe Haven for Hitler's Men"
Eric Lichtblau

Next air time: Saturday, December 27th at 11pm (ET)

Ron Rosenbaum, "Explaining Hitler: The Search for the Origins of His Evil" & Martin Amis, "The Zone of Interest"
Martin Amis; Ron Rosenbaum

Next air time: Sunday, December 28th at 7:45pm (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 Collapse: The Accidental Opening of the Berlin Wall"
Mary Elise Sarotte

Last aired: December 14, 2014

"The Collapse: The Accidental Opening of the Berlin Wall"
2014 Southern Festival of Books: World War II in the Pacific
Jack McCall, Jr.; James Scott

Last aired: December 1, 2014

2014 Southern Festival of Books: World War II in the Pacific
"The Last Empire: The Final Days of the Soviet Union"
Serhii Plokhy

Last aired: August 23, 2014

"The Last Empire: The Final Days of the Soviet Union"
"Alex's Wake: A Voyage of Betrayal and a Journey of Remembrance"
Martin Goldsmith

Last aired: August 4, 2014

"Alex's Wake: A Voyage of Betrayal and a Journey of Remembrance"
"How Could This Happen: Explaining the Holocaust"
Dan McMillan

Last aired: July 26, 2014

"How Could This Happen: Explaining the Holocaust"
"Exit Berlin: How One Woman Saved Her Family from Nazi Germany"
Charlotte Bonelli

Last aired: July 19, 2014

"Exit Berlin: How One Woman Saved Her Family from Nazi Germany"
"The Lion's Gate: On the Front Lines of the Six Day War"
Steven Pressfield

Last aired: July 6, 2014

"The Lion's Gate: On the Front Lines of the Six Day War"
Robert Edsel, "The Monuments Men"
Robert Edsel

Last aired: March 2, 2014

Robert Edsel, "The Monuments Men"
"FDR and the Jews"
Richard Breitman

Last aired: February 17, 2014

"FDR and the Jews"
"The War That Ended Peace: The Road to 1914"
Margaret MacMillan

Last aired: February 9, 2014

"The War That Ended Peace: The Road to 1914"
"Japan 1941: Countdown to Infamy"
Eri Hotta

Last aired: February 1, 2014

"Japan 1941: Countdown to Infamy"
"Year Zero: A History of 1945"
Ian Buruma

Last aired: January 2, 2014

"Year Zero: A History of 1945"

Book TV Schedule

Highlights

BookTV Visits Lafayette/West Lafayette, Indiana
BookTV in Lafayette/West Lafayette, Indiana

Next air time: Saturday, December 20th, at 12pm (ET)
Approx. 1 hr. 30 min.
"Red State: An Insider's Story of How the GOP Came to Dominate Texas Politics"
Wayne Thorburn

Next air time: Saturday, December 20th, at 8pm (ET)
Approx. 58 min.
"Losing Our Way: An Intimate Portrait of a Troubled America"
Bob Herbert

Next air time: Saturday, December 20th, at 7pm (ET)
Approx. 1 hr. 3 min.
"Band of Giants: The Amateur Soldiers Who Won America's Independence"
Jack Kelly

Next air time: Saturday, December 20th, at 9pm (ET)
Approx. 1 hr. 1 min.
Conference on James Burnham's "Suicide of the West: An Essay on the Meaning and Destiny of Liberalism"
Multiple Panelists

Next air time: Sunday, December 21st, at 3pm (ET)
Approx. 3 hr. 20 min.
"Too Big to Jail: How Prosecutors Compromise with Corporations"
Brandon Garrett

Next air time: Sunday, December 21st, at 7:30pm (ET)
Approx. 1 hr. 25 min.
"Citizens of the Green Room: Profiles in Courage and Self-Delusion"
Mark Leibovich

Next air time: Sunday, December 21st, at 10pm (ET)
Approx. 53 min.
"Houses of Civil War America"
Hugh Howard

Next air time: Sunday, December 21st, at 11pm (ET)
Approx. 59 min.

Also Airing...

Saturday, December 20th

8am (ET)
Approx. 52 min.
"@War: The Rise of the Military-Internet Complex"
Shane Harris
10am (ET)
Approx. 50 min.
"What Women Want: An Agenda for the Women's Movement"
Deborah Rhode
12pm (ET)
Approx. 1 hr. 30 min.
BookTV Visits Lafayette/West Lafayette, Indiana
BookTV in Lafayette/West Lafayette, Indiana
1:30pm (ET)
Approx. 50 min.
"William Wells Brown: An African American Life"
Ezra Greenspan
2:20pm (ET)
Approx. 1 hr. 9 min.
"Whistleblowers, Leaks and the Media: The First Amendment and National Security"
Tim McNulty; Paul Rosenzweig; Ellen Shearer
7pm (ET)
Approx. 1 hr. 3 min.
"Losing Our Way: An Intimate Portrait of a Troubled America"
Bob Herbert

Sunday, December 21st

12am (ET)
Approx. 28 min.
"Zero to One: Notes on Startups, or How to Build the Future"
Peter Thiel
12:30am (ET)
Approx. 1 hr. 27 min.
"Leo Strauss: Man of Peace"
Robert Howse
2am (ET)
Approx. 41 min.
2014 Miami Book Fair: Cornel West, "Black Prophetic Fire"
Cornel West
3:45am (ET)
Approx. 1 hr. 3 min.
"Impolite Conversations: On Race, Politics, Sex, Money, and Religion"
Cora Daniels
6am (ET)
Approx. 58 min.
"Would You Baptize an Extraterrestrial?"
Guy Consolmagno
7am (ET)
Approx. 1 hr. 23 min.
"Acid Test: LSD, Ecstasy, and the Power to Heal"
Tom Shroder
8:30am (ET)
Approx. 1 hr. 15 min.
"The Real Custer: From Boy General to Tragic Hero"
James Robbins
9:45am (ET)
Approx. 1 hr.
2014 Miami Book Fair: Panel on Books & E-Commerce
Andrew Albanese; Franklin Foer; Christopher Kenneally; Astra Taylor; Oren Teicher
10:45am (ET)
Approx. 1 hr. 30 min.
BookTV Visits Lafayette/West Lafayette, Indiana
BookTV in Lafayette/West Lafayette, Indiana
7:30pm (ET)
Approx. 1 hr. 25 min.
"Too Big to Jail: How Prosecutors Compromise with Corporations"
Brandon Garrett
11pm (ET)
Approx. 59 min.
"Houses of Civil War America"
Hugh Howard

Monday, December 22nd

4am (ET)
Approx. 43 min.
"Lessons of Hope: How to Fix Our Schools"
Joel Klein
4:45am (ET)
Approx. 50 min.
"#Newsfail"
Allison Kilkenny; Jamie Kilstein
5:45am (ET)
Approx. 1 hr. 14 min.
"The Perfect Kill: 21 Laws for Assassins"
Robert Baer

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, Joan Biskupic, Michael Korda and AEI President Arthur Brooks were our 2014 guests.

Jan 4, 2015  Tavis Smiley www.tavistalks.com  @tavissmiley
Feb 1, 2015  Walter Isaacson  www.aspeninstitute.org @walterisaacson

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:

12/9/14:   NYC, New America Foundation: Janine Wedel, Unaccountable; Zephyr Teachout, Corruption in America; Lawrence Lessig,    Republic, Lost

12/10/14  NYC, Macaulay Honors College, Jenny Nordberg, The Underground Girls of Kabul & Suki Kim, Without You, There Is No Us

12/11/14   Philadelphia, Gershman YMCA, Matthew Chistopher, Abandoned America

12/15/14   Philadelphia, National Constitution Center, Bill of Rights Day Book Festival

 

FAIRS AND FESTIVALS

Book TV covers many book festivals each year, many of them LIVE.  In 2014, our festival coverage includes 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.