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Coming Up on Book TV

"Thirteen Days in September: Carter, Begin, and Sadat at Camp David"
Lawrence Wright

Next air time: Sunday, October 26th at 8:45am (ET)

"Thirteen Days in September: Carter, Begin, and Sadat at Camp David"

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 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"
"Catastrophe 1914: Europe Goes to War"
Max Hastings

Last aired: November 30, 2013

"Catastrophe 1914: Europe Goes to War"
"Latino Americans: The 500-Year Legacy That Shaped a Nation"
Ray Suarez

Last aired: November 30, 2013

"Latino Americans: The 500-Year Legacy That Shaped a Nation"

Book TV Schedule

Highlights

LIVE 2014 Texas Book Festival: Day One
Multiple Authors

Next air time: Saturday, October 25th, at 11am (ET)
Approx. 7 hr.
LIVE 2014 Texas Book Festival: Day Two
Multiple Authors

Next air time: Sunday, October 26th, at 12pm (ET)
Approx. 6 hr.
After Words: Linda Tirado, "Hand to Mouth: Living in Bootstrap America"
Next air time: Saturday, October 25th, at 10pm (ET)
Approx. 55 min.
"Cosby: His Life and Times"
Mark Whitaker

Next air time: Saturday, October 25th, at 8pm (ET)
Approx. 57 min.
"Don't Wait for the Next War: A Strategy for American Growth and Global Leadership"
Wesley Clark

Next air time: Saturday, October 25th, at 9pm (ET)
Approx. 1 hr. 5 min.
"You Lie!: The Evasions, Omissions, Fabrications, Frauds, and Outright Falsehoods of Barack Obama"
Jack Cashill

Next air time: Saturday, October 25th, at 11pm (ET)
Approx. 1 hr. 4 min.
"Thirteen Days in September: Carter, Begin, and Sadat at Camp David"
Lawrence Wright

Next air time: Sunday, October 26th, at 8:45am (ET)
Approx. 1 hr. 7 min.
"The Invisible Front: Love and Loss in an Era of Endless War"
Yochi Dreazen

Next air time: Sunday, October 26th, at 8pm (ET)
Approx. 1 hr.
"How Google Works"
Jonathan Rosenberg; Eric Schmidt

Next air time: Sunday, October 26th, at 10pm (ET)
Approx. 1 hr. 14 min.

Also Airing...

Saturday, October 25th

LIVE 11am (ET)
Approx. 7 hr.
2014 Texas Book Festival: Day One
Multiple Authors
8pm (ET)
Approx. 57 min.
"Cosby: His Life and Times"
Mark Whitaker

Sunday, October 26th

12am (ET)
Approx. 7 hr.
2014 Texas Book Festival: Day One
Multiple Authors
8:45am (ET)
Approx. 1 hr. 7 min.
"Thirteen Days in September: Carter, Begin, and Sadat at Camp David"
Lawrence Wright
LIVE 12pm (ET)
Approx. 6 hr.
2014 Texas Book Festival: Day Two
Multiple Authors
10pm (ET)
Approx. 1 hr. 14 min.
"How Google Works"
Jonathan Rosenberg; Eric Schmidt

Monday, October 27th

1am (ET)
Approx. 6 hr.
2014 Texas Book Festival: Day Two
Multiple Authors

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:

10/21/14    NYC: New York Historical Society, Richard Brookhiser, Founder's Son

10/21/14    Palo Alto, CA: Hoover Institution, Russ Roberts, How Adam Smith Can Change Your Life

10/22/14    NYC: The New School, Laura Auricchio, The Marquis

10/25/14    Boston Book Festival

10/26/14    San Francisco: SF Jazz Center, American Book Awards

10/27/14    Boston: JFK Library, Richard Norton Smith, On His Own Terms

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.