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John Perkins

Last aired: July 15, 2007

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Confessions of an Economic Hit Man
John Perkins

Last aired: February 20, 2006

Confessions of an Economic Hit Man
John Perkins

Last aired: April 3, 2005

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LIVE Steve Almond, "Against Football: One Fan's Reluctant Manifesto" and Gregg Easterbrook, "The King of Sports: Why Football Must Be Reformed"
Steve Almond; Gregg Easterbrook

Next air time: Saturday, September 27th, at 1pm (ET)
Approx. 1 hr.
2014 Brooklyn Book Festival
Multiple Authors

Next air time: Saturday, September 27th, at 5pm (ET)
Approx. 5 hr.
2014 Fall for the Book Festival: Eula Biss, "On Immunity: An Inoculation"
Eula Biss

Next air time: Saturday, September 27th, at 11pm (ET)
Approx. 52 min.
"Billionaires: Reflections on the Upper Crust"
Darrell West

Next air time: Sunday, September 28th, at 7:45pm (ET)
Approx. 1 hr. 20 min.
"Liar,Temptress, Soldier, Spy: Four Women Undercover in the Civil War"
Karen Abbott

Next air time: Sunday, September 28th, at 10pm (ET)
Approx. 54 min.
"Superintelligence: Paths, Dangers, Strategies"
Nick Bostrom

Next air time: Monday, September 29th, at 1am (ET)
Approx. 1 hr. 47 min.

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Saturday, September 27th

8am (ET)
Approx. 47 min.
"Off the Sidelines: Raise Your Voice, Change the World"
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY)
10:30am (ET)
Approx. 1 hr. 31 min.
"Iran-Contra: Reagan's Scandal and the Unchecked Abuse of Presidential Power"
Malcolm Byrne
2pm (ET)
Approx. 51 min.
"An Obama's Journey: My Odyssey of Self-Discovery across Three Cultures"
Mark Obama Ndesandjo
4pm (ET)
Approx. 47 min.
"The Way Forward: Renewing the American Idea"
Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI)
5pm (ET)
Approx. 5 hr.
2014 Brooklyn Book Festival
Multiple Authors

Sunday, September 28th

1:45am (ET)
Approx. 29 min.
"Hurricane from the Heavens: The Battle of Cold Harbor, May 26 - June 5, 1864"
Daniel Davis; Phillip Greenwalt
2:15am (ET)
Approx. 1 hr. 11 min.
"The Next Economic Disaster: Why It's Coming and How to Avoid It"
Richard Vague
7am (ET)
Approx. 57 min.
"Valor: Unsung Heroes from Iraq, Afghanistan, and the Home Front"
Mark Lee Greenblatt
8am (ET)
Approx. 1 hr. 1 min.
"War of the Whales"
Joshua Horwitz
9am (ET)
Approx. 53 min.
"Bloody Spring: Forty Days That Sealed the Confederacy's Fate"
Joseph Wheelan
1pm (ET)
Approx. 5 hr.
2014 Brooklyn Book Festival
Multiple Authors
6pm (ET)
Approx. 1 hr. 36 min.
A Debate on War and the Constitution with John Yoo and Bruce Fein
Bruce Fein; John Yoo
7:45pm (ET)
Approx. 1 hr. 20 min.
"Billionaires: Reflections on the Upper Crust"
Darrell West

Monday, September 29th

1am (ET)
Approx. 1 hr. 47 min.
"Superintelligence: Paths, Dangers, Strategies"
Nick Bostrom
6:30am (ET)
Approx. 1 hr. 23 min.
"The Mockingbird Next Door: Life with Harper Lee"
Marja Mills

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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, and Mary Frances Berry are this year's past guests so far.

Oct 5  Joan Biskupic
Nov 2  Michael Korda
Dec 7  Arthur Brooks

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Here are some events that Book TV will be covering in the coming weeks:

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

September 17   NYC: Museum of Jewish Heritage, Lucinda Franks, Timeless

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

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

September 19   Austin, TX: Bookpeople, Cristin O'Keefe Aptowicz, Dr. Mutter's Marvels

September 21   Brooklyn, NY: Brooklyn Law School, 2014 Brooklyn Book Festival

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






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.