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Coming Up on Book TV

"Writing 'Blue Highways': The Story of How a Book Happened"
William Least Heat-Moon

Next air time: Sunday, August 31st at 2:45pm (ET)

"Writing 'Blue Highways': The Story of How a Book Happened"

Archived Programs

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

"Writing 'Blue Highways': The Story of How a Book Happened"
William Least Heat-Moon

Last aired: July 7, 2014

"Writing 'Blue Highways': The Story of How a Book Happened"
"Authorisms: Words Wrought by Writers"
Paul Dickson

Last aired: June 2, 2014

"Authorisms: Words Wrought by Writers"
Book TV in London: Simon Sebag Montefiore
Simon Sebag Montefiore

Last aired: December 29, 2013

Book TV in London: Simon Sebag Montefiore
Book TV in London: Karen Armstrong
Karen Armstrong

Last aired: December 1, 2013

Book TV in London: Karen Armstrong
Book TV in London: Charles Emmerson
Charles Emmerson

Last aired: August 31, 2013

Book TV in London: Charles Emmerson

Book TV Schedule

Highlights

LIVE 2014 National Book Festival
All Day Coverage

Next air time: Saturday, August 30th, at 10am (ET)
Approx. 9 hr.
Book TV at UCLA: Lane Hirabayashi, "A Principled Stand: The Story of Hirabayashi v. United States"
Lane Hirabayashi

Next air time: Sunday, August 31st, at 1pm (ET)
Approx. 31 min.
Book TV at UCLA: Otto Santa Ana, "Juan in a Hundred: The Representation of Latinos on Network News"
Otto Santa Ana

Next air time: Saturday, August 30th, at 7:30pm (ET)
Approx. 24 min.
"Dark Forces: The Truth About What Happened in Benghazi"
Kenneth Timmerman

Next air time: Saturday, August 30th, at 8pm (ET)
Approx. 51 min.
"A Grizzly in the Mail and Other Adventures in American History"
Tim Grove

Next air time: Saturday, August 30th, at 9pm (ET)
Approx. 43 min.
"Whatever Happened to the Metric System?: How America Kept Its Feet"
John Bemelmans Marciano

Next air time: Sunday, August 31st, at 8pm (ET)
Approx. 49 min.
"In the Kingdom of Ice: The Grand and Terrible Polar Voyage of the USS Jeannette"
Hampton Sides

Next air time: Sunday, August 31st, at 10pm (ET)
Approx. 1 hr. 1 min.
"Hurricane from the Heavens: The Battle of Cold Harbor, May 26 - June 5, 1864"
Daniel Davis; Phillip Greenwalt

Next air time: Sunday, August 31st, at 11pm (ET)
Approx. 29 min.

Also Airing...

Saturday, August 30th

8am (ET)
Approx. 53 min.
"Collecting Shakespeare: The Story of Henry and Emily Folger"
Stephen Grant
LIVE 10am (ET)
Approx. 9 hr.
2014 National Book Festival
All Day Coverage
8pm (ET)
Approx. 51 min.
"Dark Forces: The Truth About What Happened in Benghazi"
Kenneth Timmerman
11pm (ET)
Approx. 47 min.
"The Way Forward: Renewing the American Idea"
Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI)

Sunday, August 31st

12am (ET)
Approx. 9 hr.
2014 National Book Festival
All Day Coverage
10:30am (ET)
Approx. 1 hr. 23 min.
"The Mockingbird Next Door: Life with Harper Lee"
Marja Mills
2:45pm (ET)
Approx. 1 hr. 17 min.
"Writing 'Blue Highways': The Story of How a Book Happened"
William Least Heat-Moon
5pm (ET)
Approx. 2 hr. 3 min.
2014 Harlem Book Fair: Panel - "James Baldwin & American Morality"
Rich Blint; Jonathan, Scott Holloway; Marcus Hunter; Walter Mosley; Imani Perry; Claudia Roth Pierpont; Kendall Thomas
7pm (ET)
Approx. 51 min.
FreedomFest 2014: Mary Ruwart and Jeff Waddoups on the Minimum Wage Law
Mary Ruwart; Jeff Waddoups
8pm (ET)
Approx. 49 min.
"Whatever Happened to the Metric System?: How America Kept Its Feet"
John Bemelmans Marciano
11pm (ET)
Approx. 29 min.
"Hurricane from the Heavens: The Battle of Cold Harbor, May 26 - June 5, 1864"
Daniel Davis; Phillip Greenwalt

Monday, September 1st

4am (ET)
Approx. 57 min.
"Valor: Unsung Heroes from Iraq, Afghanistan, and the Home Front"
Mark Lee Greenblatt
5am (ET)
Approx. 59 min.
2014 Harlem Book Fair: Conversation with Tracey Syphax
Elizabeth Nunez; Tracey Syphax
12:45pm (ET)
Approx. 1 hr. 19 min.
"The Divide: American Injustice in the Age of the Wealth Gap"
Matt Taibbi
3:15pm (ET)
Approx. 45 min.
"Blood Feud: The Clintons vs. the Obamas"
Edward Klein
7pm (ET)
Approx. 1 hr.
"Blessed Experiences: Genuinely Southern, Proudly Black"
Rep. James Clyburn (D-SC)
8:30pm (ET)
Approx. 59 min.
"Price of Fame: The Honorable Clare Boothe Luce"
Sylvia Jukes Morris
11pm (ET)
Approx. 57 min.
"Obama's Enforcer: Eric Holder's Justice Department"
John Fund; Hans von Spakovsky

Tuesday, September 2nd

12am (ET)
Approx. 48 min.
Interview with Hillary Clinton, "Hard Choices"
Hillary Clinton
12:45am (ET)
Approx. 14 min.
Hillary Clinton booksigning for "Hard Choices: A Memoir"
Hillary Clinton
6:30am (ET)
Approx. 59 min.
"Price of Fame: The Honorable Clare Boothe Luce"
Sylvia Jukes Morris

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, and Ron Paul are this year's past guests so far.

Sep 7 Mary Frances Berry  www.maryfrancesberry.com
Oct 5  Joan Biskupic www.joanbiskupic.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:

August 21 -  Los Angeles: Four Seasons Hotel, Kenneth Timmerman, Dark Forces

August 21 - Chicago: Union League, Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI), The Way Forward in conversation with Mitt Romney           

August 30 - Washington, DC:  Walter E. Washington Convention Center, National Book Festival (LIVE)

September 8: - Cambridge, MA: Harvard Bookstore, Edward Baptist, The Half Has Never Been Told

September 9 - Asheville, NC: Malaprop's Bookstore, Karen Abbott, Liar Temptress Soldier Spy

September 15 - NYC: Barnes & Noble, Mark Obama Ndesandjo, An Obama's Journey

September 15 - Austin, TX: Bookpeople, Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz, An Indigenous Peoples' History of the United States

September 17 - New Canaan, CT: New Canaan Public Library, Ronald Rosbottom, When Paris Went Dark

September 17 - Ridgefield, CT: Ridgefield Library, Todd Brewster, Lincoln's Gamble

September 19 - Memphis: Civil Rights Museum, Tavis Smiley, Death of a King

September 21 - Los Angeles: Four Seasons Hotel, David Horowitz, Take No Prisoners

September 22 - Atlanta: Carter Center, Lawrence Wright, Thirteen Days in September

September 23 - Las Vegas: Mob Museum, Sylvia Longmire, Border Insecurity

September 23 - NYC: Roosevelt House, Jonathan Darman, Landslide

September 25 - Princeton, NJ: Princeton University, William Deresiewicz, Excellent Sheep

September 25 - Berkeley, CA: University of California Berkeley Journalism School, Tom Shroder, Acid Test

September 29 - Philadelphia: Free Library, Henry Kissinger, World Order

September 29 - Palo Alto, CA: Stanford University, Peter Thiel, Zero to One

September 30 - Dallas: The Dallas Institute of Humanities and Culture, Joyce King, Exonerated

September 30 - Atlanta: Atlanta History Center, S.C. Gwynne, Rebel Yell

 

 

 

 

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.