C-SPAN Schedule

< Wednesday, May 27 >

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7:00 am ET Approx. 3 hr. LIVE Washington Journal Program 5/27/2015 Live daily at 7 a.m. ET, “Washington Journal” is a forum for leading journalists and ... Live daily at 7 a.m. ET, “Washington Journal” is a forum for leading journalists and public policy makers to discuss key events and legislation. 5:30 am ET Approx. 1 hr. 37 min. Female Leadership in Africa Panelists talked about the role of women in Africa in peace-building and development. They ... Panelists talked about the role of women in Africa in peace-building and development. They also discussed the progress made and the risks remaining to achieve the goals of the African Union’s Agenda 2063, which is “a global strategy to optimize use of Africa’s resources for the benefits of all Africans.” 6:32 am ET Approx. 1 hr. 59 min. Terrorism Financing The House Financial Services Committee Terrorist Financing Task Force held a hearing on combating ... The House Financial Services Committee Terrorist Financing Task Force held a hearing on combating the financing of terrorist groups and threats from transnational organized crime networks. Witnesses provided recommendations for targeting these networks and cutting off funding from illicit oil sales, money laundering, and drug trafficking.
7:00 am ET Approx. 48 min. LIVE Open Phones ; Newspaper headlines were read and telephone lines were open for viewer calls on the official ... Newspaper headlines were read and telephone lines were open for viewer calls on the official launch of Senator Bernie Sanders' (I-VT) presidential campaign.

Tim Arango also joined by phone to talk about the Iraqi army’s plans to launch an offensive to retake Anbar Province and the city of Ramadi from ISIS.*

* The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), also known as the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), is a militant group that has called itself the Islamic State.
6:47 am ET Approx. 1 hr. 29 min. Iran Nuclear Negotiations The French, British, and German ambassadors to the U.S. talked about Europe’s role in ... The French, British, and German ambassadors to the U.S. talked about Europe’s role in negotiations with Iran over its nuclear program. Barbara Slavin moderated the discussion and audience member questions, which included questions on how European Union countries would handle potential future sanctions with Iran under a finalized agreement.

Ambassadors Gérard Araud, Sir Peter Westmacott, and Peter Wittig talked about the impact of the Iran nuclear deal on European interests. Ambassador Araud spoke about how the talks began in 2003, Ambassador Westmacott spoke about how the Iranians got to this point in the negotiations, and Ambassador Wittig spoke about the impact of European sanctions and his expectations for economic ties between Europe and Iran.
8:34 am ET Approx. 1 hr. 33 min. Police Body Cameras The Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime and Terrorism held a hearing on the benefits and costs ... The Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime and Terrorism held a hearing on the benefits and costs of police body camera technology. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) testified about the importance of police body cameras and community policing, addressing the April 4, 2015, fatal police shooting of Walter Scott in North Charleston, S.C. During the second panel topics included body camera policies, privacy rights of the public, and effective pilot programs around the country.
7:31 am ET Approx. 7 min. LIVE Iraqi Offensive to Retake Anbar Province New York Times Baghdad Bureau Chief Tim Arango joined by phone to talk about the Iraqi ... New York Times Baghdad Bureau Chief Tim Arango joined by phone to talk about the Iraqi army’s plans to launch an offensive to retake Anbar Province and the city of Ramadi from ISIS.*

* The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), also known as the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), is a militant group that has called itself the Islamic State.
8:18 am ET Approx. 1 hr. 19 min. Global Water Shortage ; Maude Barlow talked about the lack of access to fresh water and ways to improve clean drinking ... Maude Barlow talked about the lack of access to fresh water and ways to improve clean drinking water supplies around the world. Following her remarks, she responded to questions from the audience. 10:10 am ET Approx. 3 min. Books by Presidential Candidates A list of books written by 18 announced and potential 2016 presidential candidates was shown. A list of books written by 18 announced and potential 2016 presidential candidates was shown.
7:50 am ET Approx. 39 min. LIVE Wall Street Banking ; Dennis Kelleher talked about the state of Wall Street banking seven years after the financial ... Dennis Kelleher talked about the state of Wall Street banking seven years after the financial crisis, whether new regulations are working, and how a recent $2.5 billion federal settlement could change how banks conduct business. 9:30 am ET Approx. 1 hr. 30 min. LIVE Obama Administration Carbon Emissions Goals Panelists talked about the Obama administration’s proposal to reduce carbon emissions 26 to ... Panelists talked about the Obama administration’s proposal to reduce carbon emissions 26 to 28 percent below 2005 levels by 2025. 10:13 am ET Approx. 28 min. Prescription Drug Abuse The House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations held a hearing on the ... The House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations held a hearing on the efforts of federal agencies and courts to combat prescription drug abuse, in particular pain reliever medications. Witnesses included the White House drug control policy director, and officials from the National Institutes of Health, the Centers for Disease Control, and the Department of Health and Human Services.
8:30 am ET Approx. 45 min. LIVE Bipartisanship in Congress ; Former Senator Richard Lugar (R-IN) talked about his work at the Lugar Center, including the ... Former Senator Richard Lugar (R-IN) talked about his work at the Lugar Center, including the development of a rating system to track bipartisanship in Congress. 11:00 am ET Approx. 1 hr. LIVE Future of NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg talked about the challenges facing NATO and the ways in which ... Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg talked about the challenges facing NATO and the ways in which the transatlantic alliance must adapt to address future threats. 10:41 am ET Approx. 1 hr. 28 min. Prescription Drug Abuse The House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations held a hearing on the ... The House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations held a hearing on the efforts of federal agencies and courts to combat prescription drug abuse, in particular pain reliever medications. Witnesses included the White House drug control policy director, and officials from the National Institutes of Health, the Centers for Disease Control, and the Department of Health and Human Services.
9:15 am ET Approx. 45 min. LIVE U.S. Criminal Justice System ; Simone Weichselbaum talked about her work covering criminal justice issues for the Marshall ... Simone Weichselbaum talked about her work covering criminal justice issues for the Marshall Project and why past efforts to reform local police departments have not been effective. 4:00 pm ET Approx. 1 hr. 30 min. LIVE Criminal Justice System Michael Botticelli talked about reducing incarceration rates and improving local criminal justice ... Michael Botticelli talked about reducing incarceration rates and improving local criminal justice systems.

He spoke at the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation’s Safety and Justice Symposium.
12:13 pm ET Approx. 1 hr. 22 min. Presidential War Powers Panelists talked about the legal framework surrounding the use of military force abroad, including ... Panelists talked about the legal framework surrounding the use of military force abroad, including the president’s power to conduct military operations without additional congressional authorization. They also spoke about how this legal framework affects the ability of U.S. special operations and conventional forces to confront emerging threats and rapidly changing events.
10:00 am ET Approx. 1 hr. 50 min. LIVE Financial Regulation and Consumer Protections Jeffrey Zients spoke about the Obama administration’s efforts to strengthen financial ... Jeffrey Zients spoke about the Obama administration’s efforts to strengthen financial regulation and encourage retirement planning. Following his remarks, panelists discussed the issue. 8:00 pm ET Approx. 1 hr. 15 min. Book Discussion on The Road to Character ; ; David Brooks talked about his book The Road to Character, in which he looks at where ... David Brooks talked about his book The Road to Character, in which he looks at where character comes from and how it is shaped. He argues that in our modern culture of achievement, “resume virtues” have superseded “eulogy virtues” as our main goal in life. Commentary was provided by Michael Gerson, opinion writer for the Washington Post. 1:36 pm ET Approx. 1 hr. 10 min. Prospects for Black America, Reducing Crime Panelists talked about reducing crime in black communities. Topics included incarceration ... Panelists talked about reducing crime in black communities. Topics included incarceration rates, the legalization of drugs, and the breakdown of the family.


“Reducing Crime Rates in the Black Community” was a panel of the symposium “Prospects for Black America: The Moynihan Report Turns 50,” held at the National Press Club to mark the 50th anniversary of then-Assistant Labor Secretary Daniel Patrick Moynihan’s study on the causes of black poverty in America.
10:00 am ET Approx. 50 min. Freedom of Speech Panelists talked about how liberals and conservatives differ on the interpretation of freedom of ... Panelists talked about how liberals and conservatives differ on the interpretation of freedom of speech. Topics included free speech on college campuses, campaign donation privacy and disclosure, Citizens United, and hate speech.

“Free Speech: Where the Left and the Right Agree and Disagree” was a panel discussion at a National Constitution Center symposium on the future of freedom.
9:15 pm ET Approx. 1 hr. Book Discussion on And the Good News Is... ; Dana Perino talked about her book And the Good News Is...: Lessons and Advice from the Bright ... Dana Perino talked about her book And the Good News Is...: Lessons and Advice from the Bright Side, in which she recounts her path to the White House, her tenure in the Bush administration, and her experiences as a Fox News contributor. 2:47 pm ET Approx. 1 hr. 6 min. Prospects for Black America, Education Reforms Panelists talked about educational changes to benefit the African-American community. They ... Panelists talked about educational changes to benefit the African-American community. They discussed school choice, the influence of teachers' unions, giving schools autonomy, and providing social and emotional development. 

“A Path Forward on Education Reform” was a panel of the symposium “Prospects for Black America: The Moynihan Report Turns 50,” held at the National Press Club to mark the 50th anniversary of then-Assistant Labor Secretary Daniel Patrick Moynihan’s study on the causes of black poverty in America.
12:15 pm ET Approx. 45 min. LIVE Vice President Biden on Russia-Ukraine Conflict ; Vice President Joe Biden spoke about Russia’s intervention in Ukraine and its implications ... Vice President Joe Biden spoke about Russia’s intervention in Ukraine and its implications for European security. 10:15 pm ET Approx. 1 hr. 21 min. Book Discussion on Dead Wake ; Erik Larson talked about his book, Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania, about the ... Erik Larson talked about his book, Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania, about the sinking of the British ocean liner by a German U-boat in 1915 and the influence of the event on America’s entry into World War I. Mr. Larson was interviewed and then took audience questions. 3:55 pm ET Approx. 1 hr. 5 min. Prospects for Black America, Restoring the Family Panelists discussed ways of maintaining family cohesiveness in the African-American ... Panelists discussed ways of maintaining family cohesiveness in the African-American community. Topics included innovative social structures such as those which could serve as teachers for youth who have no fathers. John McWhorter participated from the audience.

“Restoring the Family” was a panel of the symposium “Prospects for Black America: The Moynihan Report Turns 50,” held at the National Press Club to mark the 50th anniversary of then-Assistant Labor Secretary Daniel Patrick Moynihan’s study on the causes of black poverty in America.
5:00 pm ET Approx. 1 hr. LIVE Rick Santorum Presidential Campaign Announcement Former Senator Rick Santorum (R-PA) was expected to announce his intention to seek the 2016 ... Former Senator Rick Santorum (R-PA) was expected to announce his intention to seek the 2016 Republican presidential nomination. 11:37 pm ET Approx. 1 hr. 15 min. Book Discussion on The Road to Character ; ; David Brooks talked about his book The Road to Character, in which he looks at where ... David Brooks talked about his book The Road to Character, in which he looks at where character comes from and how it is shaped. He argues that in our modern culture of achievement, “resume virtues” have superseded “eulogy virtues” as our main goal in life. Commentary was provided by Michael Gerson, opinion writer for the Washington Post. 5:00 pm ET Approx. 1 hr. 40 min. Improving Disease Treatment Dr. Francis Collins was among the three witnesses who updated the Senate Health, Education, ... Dr. Francis Collins was among the three witnesses who updated the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee on President Obama’s Precision Medicine Initiative. The initiative, funded through the fiscal year 2016 budget, is a research effort designed to improve treatments for diseases such as cancer and leukemia by tailoring treatment according to an individual’s genetic makeup rather than a “one-size-fits-all” approach.
8:00 pm ET Approx. 1 hr. Rick Santorum Presidential Campaign Announcement Former Senator Rick Santorum (R-PA) was expected to announce his intention to seek the 2016 ... Former Senator Rick Santorum (R-PA) was expected to announce his intention to seek the 2016 Republican presidential nomination. 12:53 am ET Approx. 1 hr. Book Discussion on And the Good News Is... ; Dana Perino talked about her book And the Good News Is...: Lessons and Advice from the Bright ... Dana Perino talked about her book And the Good News Is...: Lessons and Advice from the Bright Side, in which she recounts her path to the White House, her tenure in the Bush administration, and her experiences as a Fox News contributor. 6:40 pm ET Approx. 1 hr. 17 min. Internet and Television Expo, Day 1 Brian Roberts, Peter Chernin, Kara Swisher, and Michael Kassan were among the speakers at the ... Brian Roberts, Peter Chernin, Kara Swisher, and Michael Kassan were among the speakers at the National Cable and Telecommunications Association’s 2015 Internet and Television Expo.
9:00 pm ET Approx. 1 hr. 45 min. State Opening of Parliament On the first day of the new Parliamentary session, Queen Elizabeth delivered a speech from the ... On the first day of the new Parliamentary session, Queen Elizabeth delivered a speech from the throne in the House of Lords. The speech was written by the government, and outlined its priorities for the coming year. Members of the House of Commons and House of Lords attended the official ceremony. The royal procession, in which the queen travels by horse-drawn coach from Buckingham Palace to the Palace of Westminster, and other ceremonial aspects of the occasion were part of the live simulcast. 

The program included BBC news commentary amid coverage of the pomp and circumstance of the official ceremony.
1:53 am ET Approx. 1 hr. 21 min. Book Discussion on Dead Wake ; Erik Larson talked about his book, Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania, about the ... Erik Larson talked about his book, Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania, about the sinking of the British ocean liner by a German U-boat in 1915 and the influence of the event on America’s entry into World War I. Mr. Larson was interviewed and then took audience questions. 8:00 pm ET Approx. 55 min. Ford's Theatre Lincoln Assassination 150th Anniversary Ford’s Theatre hosted a commemorative ceremony on the 150th anniversary of the day of ... Ford’s Theatre hosted a commemorative ceremony on the 150th anniversary of the day of President Lincoln’s assassination. Ford’s Theatre recreated the overnight vigil for President Lincoln, in which more than 150 participants in Civil War costumes kept a candlelight watch on the street. The historical interpreters also provided narration on Lincoln’s assassination, including reports from theatre eyewitnesses and medical updates on the president’s condition. James Swanson, author of Manhunt: The 12-Day Chase for Lincoln’s Killer, and David Reynolds, editor of Lincoln’s Selected Writings, also spoke about their books and responded to viewer calls. Former Secretary of State Colin Powell also attended the event and made informal remarks to others in attendance.
9:00 pm ET Approx. 46 min. Ford's Theatre Lincoln Death 150th Anniversary Ford’s Theatre hosted a wreath laying ceremony on the steps of the Petersen House ... Ford’s Theatre hosted a wreath laying ceremony on the steps of the Petersen House commemorating the 150th anniversary of President Lincoln’s death on April 15, 1865. The exact moment of Lincoln’s death was marked with a performance of “Taps” by the Federal City Brass Band. Speakers included Interior Secretary Sally Jewell and James Swanson, author of Manhunt: the 12-Day Chase for Lincoln’s Killer.

President Lincoln died at 7:22am on April 15, 1865, in the small, back bedroom of the Petersen House, just across the street from Ford’s Theatre.
9:50 pm ET Approx. 28 min. House Where Lincoln Died James Swanson, author of Manhunt: The 12-Day Chase for Lincoln’s Killer, gave a tour ... James Swanson, author of Manhunt: The 12-Day Chase for Lincoln’s Killer, gave a tour of the Petersen House, where President Lincoln died after being shot by John Wilkes Booth. Mr. Swanson’s book details events inside the boarding house on April 14 and 15, 1865.
10:20 pm ET Approx. 16 min. Lincoln's Last Ride ; ; A horse procession commemorating “Lincoln’s Last Ride” began on 15th Street near ... A horse procession commemorating “Lincoln’s Last Ride” began on 15th Street near the White House and concluded at Lincoln’s Cottage. A riderless horse represented the fallen president. President Lincoln last visited his Washington, D.C., cottage retreat on April 13, 1865, the day before his assassination.
10:40 pm ET Approx. 27 min. Ford's Theatre "Silent Witnesses" Exhibit The “Silent Witnesses” exhibit at Ford’s Theatre was profiled. The exhibit ... The “Silent Witnesses” exhibit at Ford’s Theatre was profiled. The exhibit brought together many of the artifacts present at the theatre on the night of President Lincoln’s assassination on April 14th, 1865.
11:10 pm ET Approx. 24 min. Lincoln Assassination News Reports Carrie Chistofferson talked about the Newseum exhibit of New York Herald special editions ... Carrie Chistofferson talked about the Newseum exhibit of New York Herald special editions published on April 14-15, 1865, which show how the news unfolded after President Lincoln was shot.
11:35 pm ET Approx. 24 min. Responses to the Lincoln Assassination ; David McKenzie and Sarah Jencks talked about an online project which sought to collect first ... David McKenzie and Sarah Jencks talked about an online project which sought to collect first person accounts of ordinary Americans' responses to the assassination of President Lincoln.
11:59 pm ET Approx. 55 min. Ford's Theatre Lincoln Assassination 150th Anniversary Ford’s Theatre hosted a commemorative ceremony on the 150th anniversary of the day of ... Ford’s Theatre hosted a commemorative ceremony on the 150th anniversary of the day of President Lincoln’s assassination. Ford’s Theatre recreated the overnight vigil for President Lincoln, in which more than 150 participants in Civil War costumes kept a candlelight watch on the street. The historical interpreters also provided narration on Lincoln’s assassination, including reports from theatre eyewitnesses and medical updates on the president’s condition. James Swanson, author of Manhunt: The 12-Day Chase for Lincoln’s Killer, and David Reynolds, editor of Lincoln’s Selected Writings, also spoke about their books and responded to viewer calls. Former Secretary of State Colin Powell also attended the event and made informal remarks to others in attendance.
12:59 am ET Approx. 46 min. Ford's Theatre Lincoln Death 150th Anniversary Ford’s Theatre hosted a wreath laying ceremony on the steps of the Petersen House ... Ford’s Theatre hosted a wreath laying ceremony on the steps of the Petersen House commemorating the 150th anniversary of President Lincoln’s death on April 15, 1865. The exact moment of Lincoln’s death was marked with a performance of “Taps” by the Federal City Brass Band. Speakers included Interior Secretary Sally Jewell and James Swanson, author of Manhunt: the 12-Day Chase for Lincoln’s Killer.

President Lincoln died at 7:22am on April 15, 1865, in the small, back bedroom of the Petersen House, just across the street from Ford’s Theatre.
1:49 am ET Approx. 28 min. House Where Lincoln Died James Swanson, author of Manhunt: The 12-Day Chase for Lincoln’s Killer, gave a tour ... James Swanson, author of Manhunt: The 12-Day Chase for Lincoln’s Killer, gave a tour of the Petersen House, where President Lincoln died after being shot by John Wilkes Booth. Mr. Swanson’s book details events inside the boarding house on April 14 and 15, 1865.
2:19 am ET Approx. 16 min. Lincoln's Last Ride ; ; A horse procession commemorating “Lincoln’s Last Ride” began on 15th Street near ... A horse procession commemorating “Lincoln’s Last Ride” began on 15th Street near the White House and concluded at Lincoln’s Cottage. A riderless horse represented the fallen president. President Lincoln last visited his Washington, D.C., cottage retreat on April 13, 1865, the day before his assassination.
2:39 am ET Approx. 27 min. Ford's Theatre "Silent Witnesses" Exhibit The “Silent Witnesses” exhibit at Ford’s Theatre was profiled. The exhibit ... The “Silent Witnesses” exhibit at Ford’s Theatre was profiled. The exhibit brought together many of the artifacts present at the theatre on the night of President Lincoln’s assassination on April 14th, 1865.
3:09 am ET Approx. 24 min. Lincoln Assassination News Reports Carrie Chistofferson talked about the Newseum exhibit of New York Herald special editions ... Carrie Chistofferson talked about the Newseum exhibit of New York Herald special editions published on April 14-15, 1865, which show how the news unfolded after President Lincoln was shot.
3:34 am ET Approx. 24 min. Responses to the Lincoln Assassination ; David McKenzie and Sarah Jencks talked about an online project which sought to collect first ... David McKenzie and Sarah Jencks talked about an online project which sought to collect first person accounts of ordinary Americans' responses to the assassination of President Lincoln.