C-SPAN Schedule

< Wednesday, August 27 >

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7:00 am ET Approx. 45 min. LIVE Improving Veteran Health Care Leo Shane; Greta Brawner Military Times Congressional Reporter Leo Shane talked about White House executive actions ... Military Times Congressional Reporter Leo Shane talked about White House executive actions aimed at improving health care services delivered by the Department of Veterans Affairs, as well as a VA Inspector General report detailing systemic issues in VA health care delivery. 7:00 am ET Approx. 1 hr. 26 min. Sports Brain Injuries and Aging The Senate Special Committee on Aging held a hearing on the link between sports-related brain ... The Senate Special Committee on Aging held a hearing on the link between sports-related brain injuries and developing neurological diseases, such as Alzheimer’s Disease, later in life. Witnesses included former sports professionals who described the effects of repeated concussions on their professional careers and the contribution to memory loss. Neuroscience specialists gave statistics on traumatic brain injury (TBI), explained the reasons aging diseases of the brain were on the rise, called for limiting young people’s participation in contact sports until high school, and urged more funding for brain injury research. 6:40 am ET Approx. 2 hr. 15 min. Truman's Decision to Use the Atomic Bomb Panelists debated whether the use of the atomic bomb was morally sound, necessary to end the war, ... Panelists debated whether the use of the atomic bomb was morally sound, necessary to end the war, or the first shot of the Cold War. With thousands of combatants and civilians dying each month, President Truman faced an ethical dilemma, as he put it, about “which innocents to save.” This event was co-hosted by the Harry S. Truman Library and Museum and the Truman Little White House and was part of the 12th Annual Truman Legacy Symposium.
7:00 am ET Approx. 45 min. LIVE Open Phones Greta Brawner Telephone lines were open for military veteran viewer comments and questions on the Obama ... Telephone lines were open for military veteran viewer comments and questions on the Obama administration’s announcement of executive actions aimed at improving health care delivery through the Department of Veterans Affairs. 8:29 am ET Approx. 1 hr. 57 min. Export-Import Bank Reauthorization Business, finance, and government officials, including Export-Import testified on the ... Business, finance, and government officials, including Export-Import testified on the reauthorization of the Export-Import Bank. The hearing focused on on the role of the export credit agency, and its compliance with requirements made as part of its 2012 reauthorization. 9:00 am ET Approx. 1 hr. 12 min. Atomic Bombings Remembered Clifton Daniel Clifton Truman Daniel and atomic bomb survivors from Hiroshima and Nagasaki talked about the ... Clifton Truman Daniel and atomic bomb survivors from Hiroshima and Nagasaki talked about the legacy of the nuclear attacks that ended World War II in the Pacific. The survivors described the attacks as they experienced them as well as the lasting emotional and physical effects of the bombings. It was President Truman who ordered the bombs dropped on the Japanese cities. This event was hosted by the Japan Society.
7:00 am ET Approx. 3 hr. LIVE Washington Journal Program 08/27/14 Greta Brawner The “Washington Journal” daily live program provides a forum for leading journalists ... The “Washington Journal” daily live program provides a forum for leading journalists and public policy makers to discuss key events and legislation. Live each morning beginning at 7am (ET). 10:29 am ET Approx. 3 hr. Washington Journal Program 08/27/14 Greta Brawner The “Washington Journal” daily live program provides a forum for leading journalists ... The “Washington Journal” daily live program provides a forum for leading journalists and public policy makers to discuss key events and legislation. Live each morning beginning at 7am (ET). 10:01 am ET Approx. 54 min. World War II, the Pacific, and the Atomic Bomb Grant Weller U.S. Air Force Academy history professor Lieutenant Colonel Grant Weller talked about ... U.S. Air Force Academy history professor Lieutenant Colonel Grant Weller talked about America’s use of atomic bombs against Japan at the end of World War Two. Professor Weller and his class discussed American and Japanese military strategies in the months leading up to the attacks at Hiroshima and Nagasaki. The class also covered Japanese social and political attitudes, American motivation for dropping the bomb and the considerations involved in choosing target cities. Professor Weller argued that the atomic bomb fit into America’s goal of “absolute military victory,” avoided a large-scale invasion, and lead to Japan’s surrender weeks after the bombs were used.
7:45 am ET Approx. 55 min. LIVE The Cost of Raising a Child Danielle Kurtzleben; Greta Brawner Vox.com Business and Economics Correspondent Danielle Kurtzleben talked about a piece she authored ... Vox.com Business and Economics Correspondent Danielle Kurtzleben talked about a piece she authored on the increasing cost to raise a child in the U.S., which she calculated soared to $245,000 in 2014. 1:32 pm ET Approx. 1 hr. 26 min. Sports Brain Injuries and Aging The Senate Special Committee on Aging held a hearing on the link between sports-related brain ... The Senate Special Committee on Aging held a hearing on the link between sports-related brain injuries and developing neurological diseases, such as Alzheimer’s Disease, later in life. Witnesses included former sports professionals who described the effects of repeated concussions on their professional careers and the contribution to memory loss. Neuroscience specialists gave statistics on traumatic brain injury (TBI), explained the reasons aging diseases of the brain were on the rise, called for limiting young people’s participation in contact sports until high school, and urged more funding for brain injury research. 10:57 am ET Approx. 2 hr. 15 min. Truman's Decision to Use the Atomic Bomb Panelists debated whether the use of the atomic bomb was morally sound, necessary to end the war, ... Panelists debated whether the use of the atomic bomb was morally sound, necessary to end the war, or the first shot of the Cold War. With thousands of combatants and civilians dying each month, President Truman faced an ethical dilemma, as he put it, about “which innocents to save.” This event was co-hosted by the Harry S. Truman Library and Museum and the Truman Little White House and was part of the 12th Annual Truman Legacy Symposium.
8:40 am ET Approx. 45 min. LIVE Campaign Voter Targeting Greta Brawner John Aristotle Phillips talked about the tactic of voter targeting and how campaigns use this ... John Aristotle Phillips talked about the tactic of voter targeting and how campaigns use this approach to make candidates appealing to voters at the most fundamental level. 

This segment is part of a week-long Washington Journal series focusing on the mechanics of modern political campaigns.
3:02 pm ET Approx. 2 hr. 18 min. Veterans' Transition to Civilian Life Veterans Administration officials and representatives testified on the difficulties military ... Veterans Administration officials and representatives testified on the difficulties military members experience in their transition to civilian life. At the time of the hearing, several investigations had been launched into the health care of veterans. Linda Halliday, addressing the benefits backlog problems, said the number was dropping but acknowledged her concerns with the workload management in other areas because the priority had always been to decrease the backlog, leaving other issues unaddressed in a timely manner. 1:15 pm ET Approx. 1 hr. 12 min. Atomic Bombings Remembered Clifton Daniel Clifton Truman Daniel and atomic bomb survivors from Hiroshima and Nagasaki talked about the ... Clifton Truman Daniel and atomic bomb survivors from Hiroshima and Nagasaki talked about the legacy of the nuclear attacks that ended World War II in the Pacific. The survivors described the attacks as they experienced them as well as the lasting emotional and physical effects of the bombings. It was President Truman who ordered the bombs dropped on the Japanese cities. This event was hosted by the Japan Society.
9:25 am ET Approx. 35 min. LIVE Open Phones Greta Brawner Telephone lines were open for viewer comments and questions on news of the day. Telephone lines were open for viewer comments and questions on news of the day. 5:23 pm ET Approx. 41 min. Destruction of Syria's Chemical Weapons Greta Brawner; Buck McMahon Bucky McMahon talked about his July 2014 Popular Mechanics article, “The ... Bucky McMahon talked about his July 2014 Popular Mechanics article, “The Neutralizer,” on the technology invented to destroy Syria’s cache of chemical weapons.

This program was part of "Washington Journal"'s Wednesday series in which the last hour of the program features an interview with the author of a recent magazine article.
2:29 pm ET Approx. 54 min. World War II, the Pacific, and the Atomic Bomb Grant Weller U.S. Air Force Academy history professor Lieutenant Colonel Grant Weller talked about ... U.S. Air Force Academy history professor Lieutenant Colonel Grant Weller talked about America’s use of atomic bombs against Japan at the end of World War Two. Professor Weller and his class discussed American and Japanese military strategies in the months leading up to the attacks at Hiroshima and Nagasaki. The class also covered Japanese social and political attitudes, American motivation for dropping the bomb and the considerations involved in choosing target cities. Professor Weller argued that the atomic bomb fit into America’s goal of “absolute military victory,” avoided a large-scale invasion, and lead to Japan’s surrender weeks after the bombs were used.
10:00 am ET Approx. 1 hr. LIVE Immigration Courts Two federal administrative judges spoke about the successes and failures of the the U.S. ... Two federal administrative judges spoke about the successes and failures of the the U.S. immigration court system. 6:08 pm ET Approx. 1 hr. 26 min. Sports Brain Injuries and Aging The Senate Special Committee on Aging held a hearing on the link between sports-related brain ... The Senate Special Committee on Aging held a hearing on the link between sports-related brain injuries and developing neurological diseases, such as Alzheimer’s Disease, later in life. Witnesses included former sports professionals who described the effects of repeated concussions on their professional careers and the contribution to memory loss. Neuroscience specialists gave statistics on traumatic brain injury (TBI), explained the reasons aging diseases of the brain were on the rise, called for limiting young people’s participation in contact sports until high school, and urged more funding for brain injury research. 3:25 pm ET Approx. 2 hr. 15 min. Truman's Decision to Use the Atomic Bomb Panelists debated whether the use of the atomic bomb was morally sound, necessary to end the war, ... Panelists debated whether the use of the atomic bomb was morally sound, necessary to end the war, or the first shot of the Cold War. With thousands of combatants and civilians dying each month, President Truman faced an ethical dilemma, as he put it, about “which innocents to save.” This event was co-hosted by the Harry S. Truman Library and Museum and the Truman Little White House and was part of the 12th Annual Truman Legacy Symposium.
TBD Approx. 1 hr. Corporate Tax Laws Panelists talked about potential public policy responses to American companies that engage in ... Panelists talked about potential public policy responses to American companies that engage in corporate tax inversions. A corporate inversion is when a company re-incorporates abroad or merges with a foreign company in order to reduce its corporate tax burden. 7:36 pm ET Approx. 41 min. Breakthrough Technologies in 2014 Brian Bergstein; John McArdle Brian Bergstein talked about his cover story in the May/June 2014 edition of MIT Technology ... Brian Bergstein talked about his cover story in the May/June 2014 edition of MIT Technology Review, “Ten Breakthrough Technologies of 2014.” Among the items on the list were mobile collaboration, smart wind and solar power, oculus rift, neuromorphic chips, agile robots, genome editiing, and microscale 3-D printing. He also discussed some of the criteria used in compiling the list and the accuracy of the publication’s prior year predictions.

This program was part of a “Washington Journal” series highlighting recent magazine articles.
5:43 pm ET Approx. 1 hr. 12 min. Atomic Bombings Remembered Clifton Daniel Clifton Truman Daniel and atomic bomb survivors from Hiroshima and Nagasaki talked about the ... Clifton Truman Daniel and atomic bomb survivors from Hiroshima and Nagasaki talked about the legacy of the nuclear attacks that ended World War II in the Pacific. The survivors described the attacks as they experienced them as well as the lasting emotional and physical effects of the bombings. It was President Truman who ordered the bombs dropped on the Japanese cities. This event was hosted by the Japan Society.
11:00 am ET Approx. 1 hr. LIVE Updated Budget and Economic Outlook Douglas Elmendorf Congressional Budget Office Director Doug Elmendorf held a press conference to unveil his ... Congressional Budget Office Director Doug Elmendorf held a press conference to unveil his agency’s report titled, An Update to the Budget and Economic Outlook: 2014 to 2024. 8:00 pm ET Approx. 56 min. After Words with Jay Barbree Jay Barbree; Michael Neufeld Jay Barbree talked about his book, Neil Armstrong: A Life of Flight, in which he looks at ... Jay Barbree talked about his book, Neil Armstrong: A Life of Flight, in which he looks at the life of the first man to walk on the moon. He spoke with Michael Neufeld, senior curator at the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum, in charge of the Early Rocketry and Mercury-Gemini Spacecraft exhibits. 8:00 pm ET Approx. 1 hr. 54 min. Fall of the Berlin Wall Panelists at a 25th anniversary event for the fall of the Berlin Wall talked about the lasting ... Panelists at a 25th anniversary event for the fall of the Berlin Wall talked about the lasting lessons of the event that altered world politics. Constructed in 1961, the wall began to fall on November 9, 1989, after months of protests and political liberalization in Soviet-influenced Eastern Europe. This event took place at the annual conference of the Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations.
2:00 pm ET Approx. 1 hr. LIVE Afghanistan Outlook Matthew Rosenberg talked about being expelled from Afghanistan and the outlook for the ... Matthew Rosenberg talked about being expelled from Afghanistan and the outlook for the country. In August 2014, the Afghan government ordered the expulsion of the New York Times correspondent following an article he wrote on the country’s electoral crisis. 8:56 pm ET Approx. 45 min. Book Discussion on Sally Ride Lynn Sherr Lynn Sherr talked about her book, Sally Ride: America’s First Woman in Space, in ... Lynn Sherr talked about her book, Sally Ride: America’s First Woman in Space, in which she recalls the life of Sally Ride, the first American woman in space. Ms. Sherr spoke at Politics and Prose Bookstore in Washington, D.C. 9:55 pm ET Approx. 1 hr. 12 min. U.S. Government Human Radiation Experiments Joel Howell University of Michigan History of Medicine Professor Dr. Joel Howell talked about U.S. ... University of Michigan History of Medicine Professor Dr. Joel Howell talked about U.S. Government Human Radiation Experiments during the Cold War. This class was from a course titled “History of Medicine in the Western World from the 18th century to the Present.” Dr. Howell recevied his Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania and M.D. from the University of Chicago.
4:00 pm ET Approx. 1 hr. 15 min. LIVE Digital Campaigning Zac Moffatt and Michael Slaby talked about how the Internet and digital technology have changed ... Zac Moffatt and Michael Slaby talked about how the Internet and digital technology have changed modern political campaigns. 9:42 pm ET Approx. 14 min. Book Discussion on Mankind Beyond Earth Claude Piantadosi; Peter Slen Dr. Claude Piantadosi talked about his book, Mankind Beyond Earth: The History, Science, ... Dr. Claude Piantadosi talked about his book, Mankind Beyond Earth: The History, Science, and Future of Space Exploration, in which he discusses the importance of the U.S. space program and human space exploration. This interview, part of Book TV’s College Series, was recorded at the Washington Duke Inn in Durham, North Carolina. 11:10 pm ET Approx. 1 hr. 53 min. George H.W. Bush and the End of the Cold War Andy Card, Jeffrey Engel, and others talked about Mr. Engel’s book, When the World ... Andy Card, Jeffrey Engel, and others talked about Mr. Engel’s book, When the World Seemed New: George H.W. Bush and the End of the Cold War. They spoke about President Bush’s foreign policy strategies and decisions at the end of the Cold War.
8:00 pm ET Approx. 1 hr. 17 min. Social Ills in America Stephen Perry Steve Perry delivered an address on the power of social workers to affect change and improve lives ... Steve Perry delivered an address on the power of social workers to affect change and improve lives in minority and impoverished communities. This speech was part of a social workers conference hosted by the Whitney M. Young, Jr. School of Social Work at Clark Atlanta University. 9:56 pm ET Approx. 47 min. Book Discussion on The Astronaut Wives Club Alex Gold; Lily Koppel Lily Koppel talked about her book, The Astronaut Wives Club: A True Story, in which she ... Lily Koppel talked about her book, The Astronaut Wives Club: A True Story, in which she tells the story of the wives of the Mercury 7 astronauts, who became media sensations in the 1960s. She spoke at the 2014 Savannah Book Festival which took place from February 13-16, 2014 in and around Telfair and Wright Squares and at the Trustees Theater in Savannah, Georgia. Ms. Koppel spoke at the Lutheran Church of the Ascension located on Wright Square.
9:17 pm ET Approx. 1 hr. 54 min. Poverty and Working Families Representatives from charitable organizations testified on the impact of state welfare and private ... Representatives from charitable organizations testified on the impact of state welfare and private philanthropic programs in reducing poverty. They talked about the different forms of poverty, including generational and situational, and the challenges of breaking the cycle of poverty. One of the panelists detailed her own struggles trying to end her family’s cycle of dependency while working and raising three children with medical disabilities. 

This was the fourth in a series of House Budget Committee hearings on efforts to improve federal anti-poverty programs, with a focus on states partnering with private charities to help the poor.
10:43 pm ET Approx. 56 min. After Words with Jay Barbree Jay Barbree; Michael Neufeld Jay Barbree talked about his book, Neil Armstrong: A Life of Flight, in which he looks at ... Jay Barbree talked about his book, Neil Armstrong: A Life of Flight, in which he looks at the life of the first man to walk on the moon. He spoke with Michael Neufeld, senior curator at the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum, in charge of the Early Rocketry and Mercury-Gemini Spacecraft exhibits.
11:40 pm ET Approx. 45 min. Book Discussion on Sally Ride Lynn Sherr Lynn Sherr talked about her book, Sally Ride: America’s First Woman in Space, in ... Lynn Sherr talked about her book, Sally Ride: America’s First Woman in Space, in which she recalls the life of Sally Ride, the first American woman in space. Ms. Sherr spoke at Politics and Prose Bookstore in Washington, D.C.
12:25 am ET Approx. 14 min. Book Discussion on Mankind Beyond Earth Claude Piantadosi; Peter Slen Dr. Claude Piantadosi talked about his book, Mankind Beyond Earth: The History, Science, ... Dr. Claude Piantadosi talked about his book, Mankind Beyond Earth: The History, Science, and Future of Space Exploration, in which he discusses the importance of the U.S. space program and human space exploration. This interview, part of Book TV’s College Series, was recorded at the Washington Duke Inn in Durham, North Carolina.
12:40 am ET Approx. 47 min. Book Discussion on The Astronaut Wives Club Alex Gold; Lily Koppel Lily Koppel talked about her book, The Astronaut Wives Club: A True Story, in which she ... Lily Koppel talked about her book, The Astronaut Wives Club: A True Story, in which she tells the story of the wives of the Mercury 7 astronauts, who became media sensations in the 1960s. She spoke at the 2014 Savannah Book Festival which took place from February 13-16, 2014 in and around Telfair and Wright Squares and at the Trustees Theater in Savannah, Georgia. Ms. Koppel spoke at the Lutheran Church of the Ascension located on Wright Square.
1:27 am ET Approx. 56 min. After Words with Jay Barbree Jay Barbree; Michael Neufeld Jay Barbree talked about his book, Neil Armstrong: A Life of Flight, in which he looks at ... Jay Barbree talked about his book, Neil Armstrong: A Life of Flight, in which he looks at the life of the first man to walk on the moon. He spoke with Michael Neufeld, senior curator at the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum, in charge of the Early Rocketry and Mercury-Gemini Spacecraft exhibits.
2:23 am ET Approx. 45 min. Book Discussion on Sally Ride Lynn Sherr Lynn Sherr talked about her book, Sally Ride: America’s First Woman in Space, in ... Lynn Sherr talked about her book, Sally Ride: America’s First Woman in Space, in which she recalls the life of Sally Ride, the first American woman in space. Ms. Sherr spoke at Politics and Prose Bookstore in Washington, D.C.
3:09 am ET Approx. 14 min. Book Discussion on Mankind Beyond Earth Claude Piantadosi; Peter Slen Dr. Claude Piantadosi talked about his book, Mankind Beyond Earth: The History, Science, ... Dr. Claude Piantadosi talked about his book, Mankind Beyond Earth: The History, Science, and Future of Space Exploration, in which he discusses the importance of the U.S. space program and human space exploration. This interview, part of Book TV’s College Series, was recorded at the Washington Duke Inn in Durham, North Carolina.
3:23 am ET Approx. 47 min. Book Discussion on The Astronaut Wives Club Alex Gold; Lily Koppel Lily Koppel talked about her book, The Astronaut Wives Club: A True Story, in which she ... Lily Koppel talked about her book, The Astronaut Wives Club: A True Story, in which she tells the story of the wives of the Mercury 7 astronauts, who became media sensations in the 1960s. She spoke at the 2014 Savannah Book Festival which took place from February 13-16, 2014 in and around Telfair and Wright Squares and at the Trustees Theater in Savannah, Georgia. Ms. Koppel spoke at the Lutheran Church of the Ascension located on Wright Square.