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6:00 am CT Approx. 45 min. LIVE Open Phones Peter Slen Telephone lines were open for comments on the Obama campaign using the killing of Osama bin Laden ... Telephone lines were open for comments on the Obama campaign using the killing of Osama bin Laden in the 2012 presidential election. 5:35 am CT Approx. 53 min. Book Discussion on Neptune's Inferno: The U.S. Navy at Guadalcanal Frances Chevalier; James Hornfischer James Hornfischer discussed his book, Neptune’s Inferno: The U.S. Navy at ... James Hornfischer discussed his book, Neptune’s Inferno: The U.S. Navy at Guadalcanal. He used maps during his presentation, and responded to questions from members of the audience. This talk was part of the 2012 Colby Military Writers' Symposium, held annually at Norwich University in Northfield, Vermont. 4:00 am CT Approx. 2 hr. 2 min. Henry Luce and Publishing in the 20th Century Alan Brinkley talked about his book, The Publisher: Henry Luce and His American Century. ... Alan Brinkley talked about his book, The Publisher: Henry Luce and His American Century. Then he was joined in a discussion on journalism and history moderated by Professor Kaplan. The panelists discussed the influence of Henry Luce, founder of Time Inc. and publisher of Time, Fortune, and Life magazines. They also looked at the influence of the Internet, and how the publishing industry, newspapers, and magazines have changed since the 1920s. The panelists responded to questions from members of the audience.
“Historians, Journalists, and the Challenges of Getting It Right, Part 2: Publishing and the American Century” was a program of the 126th annual meeting of the American Historical Association, co-sponsored by the National History Center. It was held in the Sheraton Chicago Hotel and Towers.
6:46 am CT Approx. 1 hr. 1 min. LIVE Book Discussion on Do Not Ask What Good We Do Robert Draper talked about his book, Do Not Ask What Good We Do: Inside the House of ... Robert Draper talked about his book, Do Not Ask What Good We Do: Inside the House of Representative, and he responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. The book goes behind-the-scenes of the 112th Congress following the 2010 midterm elections.
C-SPAN Radio’s Nancy Calo read news headlines at the end of the program.
6:33 am CT Approx. 20 min. Book Discussion on Becoming American? Yvonne Haddad; Peter Slen Yvonne Haddad talked about her book, Becoming American?: The Forging of Arab and Muslim ... Yvonne Haddad talked about her book, Becoming American?: The Forging of Arab and Muslim Identity in Pluralist America. The interview, part of Book TV’s college series, was recorded at Georgetown University in the Riggs Library. 6:02 am CT Approx. 5 min. Hindenburg Disaster This year marks the 75th Anniversary of the Hindenburg disaster, when on May 6th, 1937 the ... This year marks the 75th Anniversary of the Hindenburg disaster, when on May 6th, 1937 the Zeppelin caught fire while docking at the Lakehurst Naval Air Station in New Jersey. 35 people on the airship were killed as well as one member of the ground crew.
The Hindenburg was the first airship to regularly fly passengers between Europe and the United States.
Next is a five minute Universal Newsreel about the accident.
7:50 am CT Approx. 32 min. LIVE Military Drone Use Nancy Calo; Bill Roggio; Peter Slen Bill Roggio talked about he expanded authority and drone use by the CIA to conduct ... Bill Roggio talked about he expanded authority and drone use by the CIA to conduct “signature strikes” in Yemen, the opening up of U.S. airspace to drones, and other drone-related news including Iran’s claims it is replicating a captured U.S. drone. He also responded to telephone calls and electronic communications.
C-SPAN Radio’s Nancy Calo read news headlines at the end of the program.
Mr. Roggio participated from Philadelphia.
7:00 am CT Approx. 29 min. Communicators with Catherine Crump Catherine Crump talked about police use of technology for surveillance purposes. The ACLU ... Catherine Crump talked about police use of technology for surveillance purposes. The ACLU recently issued a study that found police had quickly made cell-phone location tracking a widely used means of surveillance. Guest Catherine Crump and telephone guest Dennis Kenney talked about why and how police use the technology, and whether current laws adequately covered police use of technological advances. 6:08 am CT Approx. 51 min. George Washington After Yorktown Robert Brink; William Fowler William Fowler talked about his book, American Crisis: George Washington and the Dangerous Two ... William Fowler talked about his book, American Crisis: George Washington and the Dangerous Two Years After Yorktown, 1781-1783. In the book the author details General George Washington’s struggles as he dealt with an ineffective Congress and a Continental Army on the verge of mutiny. He responded to a question from a member of the audience.
This was part of the Author Series Programs at the Social Law Library.
8:22 am CT Approx. 36 min. LIVE Federal Credit Programs for Private Industry Doug Elliott; Peter Slen Douglas Elliott talked about the number of ways the federal government provides grants and loan ... Douglas Elliott talked about the number of ways the federal government provides grants and loan guarantees to private industries, and he responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. Mr. Elliott argues that when credit programs for housing, farm, business, and education are considered, the government lends approximately $10 trillion to the private industry.
This program was part of C-SPAN’s “Your Money” series. Each Monday morning the last hour of “Washington Journal” is devoted to a federal program, focusing on its mission, participants, and cost.
7:33 am CT Approx. 5 min. LIVE Anti-Defamation League Conference, Panel Discussion Panelists spoke about Middle East policy and security challenges facing the region. Among the ... Panelists spoke about Middle East policy and security challenges facing the region. Among the issues they addressed were Iranian nuclear development, political unrest and violence in Syria, the Middle East peace process, and U.S. foreign policy goals in the region. They responded to questions from the audience. 7:00 am CT Approx. 57 min. Representative Paul Ryan on the Federal Budget and Debt Paul Ryan House Budget Committee Chair Paul Ryan (R-WI) talked about the House Republican budget ... House Budget Committee Chair Paul Ryan (R-WI) talked about the House Republican budget plan. In his speech he said President Obama’s economic policies have made the U.S. poorer. He also rebutted criticisms of the Republican budget from some Catholics, who say the plan unfairly cutting food stamp and other similar programs. Representative Ryan said the poor cannot be helped by making the government poorer.
9:02 am CT Approx. 28 min. Military Drone Use Nancy Calo; Bill Roggio; Peter Slen Bill Roggio talked about he expanded authority and drone use by the CIA to conduct ... Bill Roggio talked about he expanded authority and drone use by the CIA to conduct “signature strikes” in Yemen, the opening up of U.S. airspace to drones, and other drone-related news including Iran’s claims it is replicating a captured U.S. drone. He also responded to telephone calls and electronic communications.
C-SPAN Radio’s Nancy Calo read news headlines at the end of the program.
Mr. Roggio participated from Philadelphia.
7:38 am CT Approx. 10 min. Military Commission Reforms John Lenczowski; Mark Martins Brigadier General Mark Martins talked about changes made to military commissions. Brigadier General Mark Martins talked about changes made to military commissions. 8:00 am CT Approx. 43 min. U.S. Foreign Policy Challenges Hillary Clinton; Jane Harman; Christine Lagarde Secretary of State Hillary Clinton talked about some of the international challenges facing the ... Secretary of State Hillary Clinton talked about some of the international challenges facing the U.S. and the importance of engaging in “multi-dimensional diplomacy” to help settle disputes and achieve worldwide peace. Secretary Clinton also received the Woodrow Wilson Award for Public Service.
9:30 am CT Approx. 51 min. LIVE David Cameron on Phone-Hacking Inquiry David Cameron British Prime Minister David Cameron denied having any inappropriate dealings or conversations ... British Prime Minister David Cameron denied having any inappropriate dealings or conversations with Rupert and James Murdoch over a bid for British Sky Broadcasting (BSkyB). He was summoned by the Labour Party to answer questions on alleged breach of ministerial conduct by Culture Secretary Jeremy Hunt. The previous week an inquiry report found that Mr. Hunt had ties to James Murdoch and News International during the bidding process for BSkyB. Following the Prime Minister Cameron’s remarks, members of Parliament asked questions. 7:49 am CT Approx. 1 hr. 20 min. LIVE Anti-Defamation League Conference, Panel Discussion Panelists spoke about Middle East policy and security challenges facing the region. Among the ... Panelists spoke about Middle East policy and security challenges facing the region. Among the issues they addressed were Iranian nuclear development, political unrest and violence in Syria, the Middle East peace process, and U.S. foreign policy goals in the region. They responded to questions from the audience. 8:45 am CT Approx. 1 hr. U.S. Foreign Policy Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) spoke about U.S. foreign policy. In his remarks he called for ... Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) spoke about U.S. foreign policy. In his remarks he called for stronger U.S. leadership and engagement globally. Senator Joe Lieberman (I-CT), who introduced Senator Rubio, called him a rising star in the next generation of foreign policy leaders. Following his speech, Senator Rubio answered questions from Marvin Kalb.
10:22 am CT Approx. 37 min. Statement by Culture Secretary Jeremy Hunt Jeremy Hunt British Culture Secretary Jeremy Hunt made a statement to the House of Commons about the ... British Culture Secretary Jeremy Hunt made a statement to the House of Commons about the resignation of his special adviser Adam Smith over the role in News Corporations' attempt to take over satellite broadcaster British Sky Broadcasting (BSkyB). Mr Hunt maintained that he had done nothing wrong. 9:09 am CT Approx. 24 min. Anti-Defamation League National Leadership Conference Steve Adler; Pam Schwartz; Steven Simon Steven Simon spoke about a number of issues in the Middle East including the violence in Syria, ... Steven Simon spoke about a number of issues in the Middle East including the violence in Syria, Egypt’s on-going political transition, and Iran’s nuclear program. He also said that the Obama administration had done significantly more than previous administrations to defend Israel’s security. 9:46 am CT Approx. 49 min. Vice President Biden on U.S. Foreign Policy Joseph Biden Vice President Joe Biden contrasted Obama administration foreign policies versus those Republican ... Vice President Joe Biden contrasted Obama administration foreign policies versus those Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney has proposed. In his speech he said the Obama administration’s record could be summed up in a bumper-sticker slogan: “Osama bin Laden is dead, and General Motors is alive.”
11:04 am CT Approx. 1 hr. 11 min. LIVE U.S. Counterterrorism Strategy John Brennan; Jane Harman John Brennan spoke about the use of drone strikes against terrorists. He called the strikes ... John Brennan spoke about the use of drone strikes against terrorists. He called the strikes “legal, ethical and wise” using the highest standards to best try to limit loss of civilian life. Among the issues he addressed were the precedent set by the decision to employ drones, the decision-making process, and counterterrorism strategy since the death of Osama bin Laden. He also announced that some of the documents recovered from Osama bin Laden’s compound in Pakistan a year earlier would be published online by the U.S. Military Academy’s Terrorism Center. He responded to questions from the audience. 9:39 am CT Approx. 1 hr. 30 min. Biotechnology Research and Bioterrorism Risks Witnesses testified on the use of dual-use research, which can be used for scientific and medical ... Witnesses testified on the use of dual-use research, which can be used for scientific and medical purposes but can also be quite dangerous if mishandled or used for the purposes of bioterrorism. 10:39 am CT Approx. 2 hr. 2 min. Consumer Choice and Online Video Witnesses testified about the impact of accessing video content online and via mobile devices on ... Witnesses testified about the impact of accessing video content online and via mobile devices on consumers, technology, and business
12:18 pm CT Approx. 57 min. Book Discussion on Do Not Ask What Good We Do Robert Draper talked about his book, Do Not Ask What Good We Do: Inside the House of ... Robert Draper talked about his book, Do Not Ask What Good We Do: Inside the House of Representative, and he responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. The book goes behind-the-scenes of the 112th Congress following the 2010 midterm elections.
C-SPAN Radio’s Nancy Calo read news headlines at the end of the program.
11:12 am CT Approx. 1 hr. 49 min. MF Global Bankruptcy Investigation Witnesses testified on the implications of and lessons learned from the collapse of MF ... Witnesses testified on the implications of and lessons learned from the collapse of MF Global. Topics included the latest on the continuing investigation, recovery efforts of missing funds, and how to better protect customer segregated accounts in the future. 12:44 pm CT Approx. 2 hr. 27 min. Homeland Security Oversight Secretary Janet Napolitano testified at an oversight hearing of the Department of Homeland ... Secretary Janet Napolitano testified at an oversight hearing of the Department of Homeland Security. In her remarks and answers to questions she addressed a number of issues, including immigration, the issue of people who overstay their visas in the U.S. Secret Service conduct, and homegrown terrorism.
1:15 pm CT Approx. 28 min. LIVE U.S.-Japan Relations Yoshihiko Noda; Barack Obama President Obama and Prime Minister Noda of Japan spoke to reporters and answered questions on ... President Obama and Prime Minister Noda of Japan spoke to reporters and answered questions on their meeting at the White House and relations between the U.S. and Japan. The two leaders discussed wide range of bilateral issues including the U.S.-Japan security alliance as well economic and trade issues. Other topics included the North Korean nuclear program, relations with China and the anniversary of the death of Osama bin Laden. In addition, the leaders discussed the U.S. military realignment from troops in Okinawa, Japan. 1:02 pm CT Approx. 56 min. LIVE Revitalizing NATO Stephen Flanagan; Elizabeth Sherwood-Randall Elizabeth Sherwood Randall spoke about the future of the NATO alliance and issues facing an ... Elizabeth Sherwood Randall spoke about the future of the NATO alliance and issues facing an upcoming NATO summit. Among the topics she addressed were the transition of security responsibilities to Afghan forces, missile defense, European and global security concerns, and the NATO response to political unrest in North Africa and the Middle East. 3:16 pm CT Approx. 1 hr. 38 min. Veterans' Mental Health Care Witnesses testified veterans' access to mental health care. They talked about the results of ... Witnesses testified veterans' access to mental health care. They talked about the results of a report which concluded that veterans had to wait nearly two months for access to mental health providers, but that 95 percent of new patients were seen within 14-day time frame. Other parts of the investigation cast doubts on that high figure, indicating far fewer personnel had access within the two-week goal.
1:47 pm CT Approx. 1 hr. 33 min. Medicare Cost Control Witnesses testified on proposals to control Medicare costs. One proposal would give seniors a ... Witnesses testified on proposals to control Medicare costs. One proposal would give seniors a voucher to shop for their own private health insurance. Under their so-called “premium support” plan, Medicare would no longer provide a “defined benefit.” Instead, beneficiaries would receive a “defined contribution” toward the cost of health insurance. 2:01 pm CT Approx. 45 min. Town Hall Meeting on the 2012 Farm Bill Lisa Jackson; Daniel Jacobs Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa Jackson took part in a town hall with American ... Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa Jackson took part in a town hall with American University students. She discussed a wide range of issues, including high gas prices, sustainable and renewable energy, and climate change. 4:57 pm CT Approx. 1 hr. 49 min. MF Global Bankruptcy Investigation Witnesses testified on the implications of and lessons learned from the collapse of MF ... Witnesses testified on the implications of and lessons learned from the collapse of MF Global. Topics included the latest on the continuing investigation, recovery efforts of missing funds, and how to better protect customer segregated accounts in the future.
3:23 pm CT Approx. 1 hr. 34 min. Military Commission Reforms John Lenczowski; Mark Martins Brigadier General Mark Martins talked about changes made to military commissions. Brigadier General Mark Martins talked about changes made to military commissions. 2:48 pm CT Approx. 1 hr. 2 min. Homegrown Terrorism Catherine Herridge Catherine Herridge talked about homegrown terrorism and her recent on past and future threats from ... Catherine Herridge talked about homegrown terrorism and her recent on past and future threats from al-Qaeda. 6:49 pm CT Approx. 9 min. U.S. Counterterrorism Strategy John Brennan; Jane Harman John Brennan spoke about the use of drone strikes against terrorists. He called the strikes ... John Brennan spoke about the use of drone strikes against terrorists. He called the strikes “legal, ethical and wise” using the highest standards to best try to limit loss of civilian life. Among the issues he addressed were the precedent set by the decision to employ drones, the decision-making process, and counterterrorism strategy since the death of Osama bin Laden. He also announced that some of the documents recovered from Osama bin Laden’s compound in Pakistan a year earlier would be published online by the U.S. Military Academy’s Terrorism Center. He responded to questions from the audience.
4:59 pm CT Approx. 3 min. U.S.-Japan Relations Yoshihiko Noda; Barack Obama President Obama and Prime Minister Noda of Japan spoke to reporters and answered questions on ... President Obama and Prime Minister Noda of Japan spoke to reporters and answered questions on their meeting at the White House and relations between the U.S. and Japan. The two leaders discussed wide range of bilateral issues including the U.S.-Japan security alliance as well economic and trade issues. Other topics included the North Korean nuclear program, relations with China and the anniversary of the death of Osama bin Laden. In addition, the leaders discussed the U.S. military realignment from troops in Okinawa, Japan. 3:54 pm CT Approx. 2 hr. Women, Children and Poverty in America Tavis Smiley moderated a forum on women, children and poverty in the U.S. Speakers included ... Tavis Smiley moderated a forum on women, children and poverty in the U.S. Speakers included CNBC’s Suze Orman, Labor Secretary Hilda Solis, Pulitzer Prize winning author Sheryl WuDun. and Sioux Tribe President Cecelia Fire Thunder. They talked about short- and long-term solutions to combat poverty, as well as education, violence against women, voting rights, and reproductive rights. 7:03 pm CT Approx. 54 min. Behind the Images: Photographers' Views of the First Ladies Three photographers who were on the other side of the lens from Betty Ford, Barbara Bush, and ... Three photographers who were on the other side of the lens from Betty Ford, Barbara Bush, and Laura Bush recall their days in the White House-and the images that chronicle the lives and work of these first ladies.
5:05 pm CT Approx. 1 hr. 54 min. First Anniversary of Osama bin Laden Death To mark the one-year anniversary of killing of al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden in Pakistan by U.S. ... To mark the one-year anniversary of killing of al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden in Pakistan by U.S. Navy SEALS, a panel of former military and intelligence officials assessed the state of al-Qaida, and the potential impact of Bin Laden’s death on global security. They also talked about U.S.-Pakistan relations and recent political unrest in the Middle East. They responded to questions from the audience. 5:58 pm CT Approx. 1 hr. 1 min. Q&A with Cary Nelson Brian Lamb; Cary Nelson Cary Nelson talked about the social, political, and cultural forces undermining the principle of ... Cary Nelson talked about the social, political, and cultural forces undermining the principle of academic freedom. He described the increasing struggles for governance and unionization of faculty, stating that universities are exploiting faculty and adjunct employees with low wages and long hours. He believed higher education leaders needed to bolster wages and insure the basic rights of teachers. He responded to tenure and academic freedom critics such as Naomi Schaefer Riley, a “Q&A” guest the previous week and author of The Faculty Lounges. He also spoke about his early-life influences and his decision to enter the teaching profession.
Cary Nelson was a professor of English and a Jubilee Professor of Liberal Arts and Sciences at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, teaching modern poetry and literary theory courses. He has authored or edited over 25 books, including Manifesto of a Tenured Radical.
7:59 pm CT Approx. 3 min. Tour of First Ladies Exhibit, Preview A brief portion was shown of curator Lisa Kathleen Graddy discussing the exhibition of gowns and ... A brief portion was shown of curator Lisa Kathleen Graddy discussing the exhibition of gowns and dresses of the first ladies at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History.
7:01 pm CT Approx. 29 min. U.S.-Japan Relations Yoshihiko Noda; Barack Obama President Obama and Prime Minister Noda of Japan spoke to reporters and answered questions on ... President Obama and Prime Minister Noda of Japan spoke to reporters and answered questions on their meeting at the White House and relations between the U.S. and Japan. The two leaders discussed wide range of bilateral issues including the U.S.-Japan security alliance as well economic and trade issues. Other topics included the North Korean nuclear program, relations with China and the anniversary of the death of Osama bin Laden. In addition, the leaders discussed the U.S. military realignment from troops in Okinawa, Japan. 7:00 pm CT Approx. 29 min. Communicators with Catherine Crump Catherine Crump talked about police use of technology for surveillance purposes. The ACLU ... Catherine Crump talked about police use of technology for surveillance purposes. The ACLU recently issued a study that found police had quickly made cell-phone location tracking a widely used means of surveillance. Guest Catherine Crump and telephone guest Dennis Kenney talked about why and how police use the technology, and whether current laws adequately covered police use of technological advances. 8:04 pm CT Approx. 1 hr. Reflections of First Ladies Barbara Bush and Laura Bush For the second time in recent months, former first ladies Barbara Bush and Laura Bush sat down for ... For the second time in recent months, former first ladies Barbara Bush and Laura Bush sat down for a conversation about their time in the White House as part of a series of conferences on America’s first ladies. In this discussion - moderated by historian and biographer Doris Kearns Goodwin - we hear Barbara Bush on her husband’s 1992 loss to Bill Clinton, and her thoughts on the 2012 presidential campaign. Laura Bush speaks about her work on behalf of women in Afghanistan and about the moment she realized that average Americans really do listen to what the first lady has to say. This hour-long conversation took place at the George W. Bush Presidential Center in Dallas, Texas as part of the conference, “America’s First Ladies: An Enduring Vision.”
7:33 pm CT Approx. 1 hr. 3 min. Nobel Peace Laureates Summit Former presidents and Nobel Peace Prize winners spoke about the challenges to world peace and ... Former presidents and Nobel Peace Prize winners spoke about the challenges to world peace and prosperity. Among the topics they addressed were terrorism, nuclear weapons, the world economy, faith, social networking, political unrest in North Africa and the Middle East, the impact of the “Arab Spring,” and future prospects for the next generation. They responded to questions submitted by the audience. 7:31 pm CT Approx. 52 min. Book Discussion on Life Among the Cannibals Michael Castle; Arlen Specter Former Pennsylvania Senator Arlen Specter talked about his political career, during which he ... Former Pennsylvania Senator Arlen Specter talked about his political career, during which he changed from the Republican to Democratic Party, and the split between old guard members of his former party and members supported by the tea party movement. He focused on the extreme partisanship which causes incumbents to loose their primary elections because of how they cast one vote in Congress. During this event from the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia, Senator Specter was in conversation with former Representative Mike Castle (R-DE) and responded to questions from members of the audience. 9:06 pm CT Approx. 1 hr. 2 min. Behind the Scenes in the East Wing: Social Secretaries to First Ladies Social secretaries working for American first ladies help set the tone of presidential ... Social secretaries working for American first ladies help set the tone of presidential administrations. Bess Abell, Catherine Fenton and Laurie Firestone served first ladies from Lady Bird Johnson to Laura Bush. All three worked in a wartime White House. Whether it was organizing a bar-b-que for Lady Bird Johnson or exercising their diplomatic skills at a State Dinner, these social secretaries were the right-hand of the first lady. In this hour-long conversation at the George W. Bush Presidential Center in Dallas, Texas, they recall their duties and life inside the White House.
8:38 pm CT Approx. 52 min. David Cameron on Phone-Hacking Inquiry David Cameron British Prime Minister David Cameron denied having any inappropriate dealings or conversations ... British Prime Minister David Cameron denied having any inappropriate dealings or conversations with Rupert and James Murdoch over a bid for British Sky Broadcasting (BSkyB). He was summoned by the Labour Party to answer questions on alleged breach of ministerial conduct by Culture Secretary Jeremy Hunt. The previous week an inquiry report found that Mr. Hunt had ties to James Murdoch and News International during the bidding process for BSkyB. Following the Prime Minister Cameron’s remarks, members of Parliament asked questions. 8:26 pm CT Approx. 36 min. Book Discussion on Richard G. Lugar, Statesman of the Senate Brian Howey; John Shaw John Shaw, congressional correspondent and vice president of Market News International, recounts ... John Shaw, congressional correspondent and vice president of Market News International, recounts the political career of six-term Republican Senator Richard Lugar from Indiana. Mr.Shaw focuses on Senator Lugar’s foreign policy work, from his chairmanship of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee to his deliberations on arms control. Mr. Shaw responded to questions from members of the audience at the Indiana Landmarks Center in Indianapolis. 10:13 pm CT Approx. 54 min. Behind the Images: Photographers' Views of the First Ladies Three photographers who were on the other side of the lens from Betty Ford, Barbara Bush, and ... Three photographers who were on the other side of the lens from Betty Ford, Barbara Bush, and Laura Bush recall their days in the White House-and the images that chronicle the lives and work of these first ladies.
9:32 pm CT Approx. 1 hr. 11 min. U.S. Counterterrorism Strategy John Brennan; Jane Harman John Brennan spoke about the use of drone strikes against terrorists. He called the strikes ... John Brennan spoke about the use of drone strikes against terrorists. He called the strikes “legal, ethical and wise” using the highest standards to best try to limit loss of civilian life. Among the issues he addressed were the precedent set by the decision to employ drones, the decision-making process, and counterterrorism strategy since the death of Osama bin Laden. He also announced that some of the documents recovered from Osama bin Laden’s compound in Pakistan a year earlier would be published online by the U.S. Military Academy’s Terrorism Center. He responded to questions from the audience. 9:07 pm CT Approx. 45 min. Shooting from the Lip: Book Party A book party was held at the Jefferson Hotel for the publication of Shooting from the Lip: The ... A book party was held at the Jefferson Hotel for the publication of Shooting from the Lip: The Life of Senator Al Simpson, written by Donald Hardy. Senator Simpson was shown mingling with the guests. Then Mr. Hardy, Senator Simpson’s former press secretary and chief of staff, talked about writing the book and the total access that he had to Senator Simpson’s papers. Senator Simpson also talked about the book and about his life. He told stories about the author, the late Senator Ted Kennedy, and about some of the guests, including former Vice President and Mrs. Cheney, former Secretary Mineta, Librarian of Congress Billington, and Representative Dingell. 11:09 pm CT Approx. 3 min. Tour of First Ladies Exhibit, Preview A brief portion was shown of curator Lisa Kathleen Graddy discussing the exhibition of gowns and ... A brief portion was shown of curator Lisa Kathleen Graddy discussing the exhibition of gowns and dresses of the first ladies at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History.
10:45 pm CT Approx. 29 min. U.S.-Japan Relations Yoshihiko Noda; Barack Obama President Obama and Prime Minister Noda of Japan spoke to reporters and answered questions on ... President Obama and Prime Minister Noda of Japan spoke to reporters and answered questions on their meeting at the White House and relations between the U.S. and Japan. The two leaders discussed wide range of bilateral issues including the U.S.-Japan security alliance as well economic and trade issues. Other topics included the North Korean nuclear program, relations with China and the anniversary of the death of Osama bin Laden. In addition, the leaders discussed the U.S. military realignment from troops in Okinawa, Japan. 9:56 pm CT Approx. 1 hr. Book Discussion on Do Not Ask What Good We Do Robert Draper talked about his book, Do Not Ask What Good We Do: Inside the House of ... Robert Draper talked about his book, Do Not Ask What Good We Do: Inside the House of Representative, and he responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. The book goes behind-the-scenes of the 112th Congress following the 2010 midterm elections.
C-SPAN Radio’s Nancy Calo read news headlines at the end of the program.
11:14 pm CT Approx. 1 hr. Reflections of First Ladies Barbara Bush and Laura Bush For the second time in recent months, former first ladies Barbara Bush and Laura Bush sat down for ... For the second time in recent months, former first ladies Barbara Bush and Laura Bush sat down for a conversation about their time in the White House as part of a series of conferences on America’s first ladies. In this discussion - moderated by historian and biographer Doris Kearns Goodwin - we hear Barbara Bush on her husband’s 1992 loss to Bill Clinton, and her thoughts on the 2012 presidential campaign. Laura Bush speaks about her work on behalf of women in Afghanistan and about the moment she realized that average Americans really do listen to what the first lady has to say. This hour-long conversation took place at the George W. Bush Presidential Center in Dallas, Texas as part of the conference, “America’s First Ladies: An Enduring Vision.”
11:15 pm CT Approx. 1 hr. 3 min. Nobel Peace Laureates Summit Former presidents and Nobel Peace Prize winners spoke about the challenges to world peace and ... Former presidents and Nobel Peace Prize winners spoke about the challenges to world peace and prosperity. Among the topics they addressed were terrorism, nuclear weapons, the world economy, faith, social networking, political unrest in North Africa and the Middle East, the impact of the “Arab Spring,” and future prospects for the next generation. They responded to questions submitted by the audience. 11:00 pm CT Approx. 52 min. Book Discussion on Life Among the Cannibals Michael Castle; Arlen Specter Former Pennsylvania Senator Arlen Specter talked about his political career, during which he ... Former Pennsylvania Senator Arlen Specter talked about his political career, during which he changed from the Republican to Democratic Party, and the split between old guard members of his former party and members supported by the tea party movement. He focused on the extreme partisanship which causes incumbents to loose their primary elections because of how they cast one vote in Congress. During this event from the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia, Senator Specter was in conversation with former Representative Mike Castle (R-DE) and responded to questions from members of the audience. 12:16 am CT Approx. 1 hr. 2 min. Behind the Scenes in the East Wing: Social Secretaries to First Ladies Social secretaries working for American first ladies help set the tone of presidential ... Social secretaries working for American first ladies help set the tone of presidential administrations. Bess Abell, Catherine Fenton and Laurie Firestone served first ladies from Lady Bird Johnson to Laura Bush. All three worked in a wartime White House. Whether it was organizing a bar-b-que for Lady Bird Johnson or exercising their diplomatic skills at a State Dinner, these social secretaries were the right-hand of the first lady. In this hour-long conversation at the George W. Bush Presidential Center in Dallas, Texas, they recall their duties and life inside the White House.
12:21 am CT Approx. 52 min. David Cameron on Phone-Hacking Inquiry David Cameron British Prime Minister David Cameron denied having any inappropriate dealings or conversations ... British Prime Minister David Cameron denied having any inappropriate dealings or conversations with Rupert and James Murdoch over a bid for British Sky Broadcasting (BSkyB). He was summoned by the Labour Party to answer questions on alleged breach of ministerial conduct by Culture Secretary Jeremy Hunt. The previous week an inquiry report found that Mr. Hunt had ties to James Murdoch and News International during the bidding process for BSkyB. Following the Prime Minister Cameron’s remarks, members of Parliament asked questions. 11:55 pm CT Approx. 36 min. Book Discussion on Richard G. Lugar, Statesman of the Senate Brian Howey; John Shaw John Shaw, congressional correspondent and vice president of Market News International, recounts ... John Shaw, congressional correspondent and vice president of Market News International, recounts the political career of six-term Republican Senator Richard Lugar from Indiana. Mr.Shaw focuses on Senator Lugar’s foreign policy work, from his chairmanship of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee to his deliberations on arms control. Mr. Shaw responded to questions from members of the audience at the Indiana Landmarks Center in Indianapolis. 1:23 am CT Approx. 54 min. Behind the Images: Photographers' Views of the First Ladies Three photographers who were on the other side of the lens from Betty Ford, Barbara Bush, and ... Three photographers who were on the other side of the lens from Betty Ford, Barbara Bush, and Laura Bush recall their days in the White House-and the images that chronicle the lives and work of these first ladies.
1:14 am CT Approx. 1 hr. 11 min. U.S. Counterterrorism Strategy John Brennan; Jane Harman John Brennan spoke about the use of drone strikes against terrorists. He called the strikes ... John Brennan spoke about the use of drone strikes against terrorists. He called the strikes “legal, ethical and wise” using the highest standards to best try to limit loss of civilian life. Among the issues he addressed were the precedent set by the decision to employ drones, the decision-making process, and counterterrorism strategy since the death of Osama bin Laden. He also announced that some of the documents recovered from Osama bin Laden’s compound in Pakistan a year earlier would be published online by the U.S. Military Academy’s Terrorism Center. He responded to questions from the audience. 12:36 am CT Approx. 45 min. Shooting from the Lip: Book Party A book party was held at the Jefferson Hotel for the publication of Shooting from the Lip: The ... A book party was held at the Jefferson Hotel for the publication of Shooting from the Lip: The Life of Senator Al Simpson, written by Donald Hardy. Senator Simpson was shown mingling with the guests. Then Mr. Hardy, Senator Simpson’s former press secretary and chief of staff, talked about writing the book and the total access that he had to Senator Simpson’s papers. Senator Simpson also talked about the book and about his life. He told stories about the author, the late Senator Ted Kennedy, and about some of the guests, including former Vice President and Mrs. Cheney, former Secretary Mineta, Librarian of Congress Billington, and Representative Dingell. 2:19 am CT Approx. 3 min. Tour of First Ladies Exhibit, Preview A brief portion was shown of curator Lisa Kathleen Graddy discussing the exhibition of gowns and ... A brief portion was shown of curator Lisa Kathleen Graddy discussing the exhibition of gowns and dresses of the first ladies at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History.
2:27 am CT Approx. 1 hr. 3 min. Nobel Peace Laureates Summit Former presidents and Nobel Peace Prize winners spoke about the challenges to world peace and ... Former presidents and Nobel Peace Prize winners spoke about the challenges to world peace and prosperity. Among the topics they addressed were terrorism, nuclear weapons, the world economy, faith, social networking, political unrest in North Africa and the Middle East, the impact of the “Arab Spring,” and future prospects for the next generation. They responded to questions submitted by the audience. 1:25 am CT Approx. 1 hr. Book Discussion on Do Not Ask What Good We Do Robert Draper talked about his book, Do Not Ask What Good We Do: Inside the House of ... Robert Draper talked about his book, Do Not Ask What Good We Do: Inside the House of Representative, and he responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. The book goes behind-the-scenes of the 112th Congress following the 2010 midterm elections.
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2:24 am CT Approx. 1 hr. Reflections of First Ladies Barbara Bush and Laura Bush For the second time in recent months, former first ladies Barbara Bush and Laura Bush sat down for ... For the second time in recent months, former first ladies Barbara Bush and Laura Bush sat down for a conversation about their time in the White House as part of a series of conferences on America’s first ladies. In this discussion - moderated by historian and biographer Doris Kearns Goodwin - we hear Barbara Bush on her husband’s 1992 loss to Bill Clinton, and her thoughts on the 2012 presidential campaign. Laura Bush speaks about her work on behalf of women in Afghanistan and about the moment she realized that average Americans really do listen to what the first lady has to say. This hour-long conversation took place at the George W. Bush Presidential Center in Dallas, Texas as part of the conference, “America’s First Ladies: An Enduring Vision.”
3:32 am CT Approx. 1 hr. 55 min. First Anniversary of Osama bin Laden Death To mark the one-year anniversary of killing of al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden in Pakistan by U.S. ... To mark the one-year anniversary of killing of al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden in Pakistan by U.S. Navy SEALS, a panel of former military and intelligence officials assessed the state of al-Qaida, and the potential impact of Bin Laden’s death on global security. They also talked about U.S.-Pakistan relations and recent political unrest in the Middle East. They responded to questions from the audience. 2:28 am CT Approx. 57 min. Representative Paul Ryan on the Federal Budget and Debt Paul Ryan House Budget Committee Chair Paul Ryan (R-WI) talked about the House Republican budget ... House Budget Committee Chair Paul Ryan (R-WI) talked about the House Republican budget plan. In his speech he said President Obama’s economic policies have made the U.S. poorer. He also rebutted criticisms of the Republican budget from some Catholics, who say the plan unfairly cutting food stamp and other similar programs. Representative Ryan said the poor cannot be helped by making the government poorer. 3:26 am CT Approx. 1 hr. 2 min. Behind the Scenes in the East Wing: Social Secretaries to First Ladies Social secretaries working for American first ladies help set the tone of presidential ... Social secretaries working for American first ladies help set the tone of presidential administrations. Bess Abell, Catherine Fenton and Laurie Firestone served first ladies from Lady Bird Johnson to Laura Bush. All three worked in a wartime White House. Whether it was organizing a bar-b-que for Lady Bird Johnson or exercising their diplomatic skills at a State Dinner, these social secretaries were the right-hand of the first lady. In this hour-long conversation at the George W. Bush Presidential Center in Dallas, Texas, they recall their duties and life inside the White House.
5:29 am CT Approx. 29 min. U.S.-Japan Relations Yoshihiko Noda; Barack Obama President Obama and Prime Minister Noda of Japan spoke to reporters and answered questions on ... President Obama and Prime Minister Noda of Japan spoke to reporters and answered questions on their meeting at the White House and relations between the U.S. and Japan. The two leaders discussed wide range of bilateral issues including the U.S.-Japan security alliance as well economic and trade issues. Other topics included the North Korean nuclear program, relations with China and the anniversary of the death of Osama bin Laden. In addition, the leaders discussed the U.S. military realignment from troops in Okinawa, Japan. 3:28 am CT Approx. 43 min. U.S. Foreign Policy Challenges Hillary Clinton; Jane Harman; Christine Lagarde Secretary of State Hillary Clinton talked about some of the international challenges facing the ... Secretary of State Hillary Clinton talked about some of the international challenges facing the U.S. and the importance of engaging in “multi-dimensional diplomacy” to help settle disputes and achieve worldwide peace. Secretary Clinton also received the Woodrow Wilson Award for Public Service. 4:31 am CT Approx. 24 min. Anti-Defamation League National Leadership Conference Steve Adler; Pam Schwartz; Steven Simon Steven Simon spoke about a number of issues in the Middle East including the violence in Syria, ... Steven Simon spoke about a number of issues in the Middle East including the violence in Syria, Egypt’s on-going political transition, and Iran’s nuclear program. He also said that the Obama administration had done significantly more than previous administrations to defend Israel’s security.
4:14 am CT Approx. 26 min. President Obama Remarks on Home Care Worker Wage Protection Barack Obama President Obama spoke to labor leaders and promoted infrastructure projects, criticizing ... President Obama spoke to labor leaders and promoted infrastructure projects, criticizing Republicans for being more interested in tax cuts for the wealthy than creating jobs for construction projects. He also outlined his administration’s efforts to speed up loans and grants for projects and reverse bans on project labor agreements. The reversals would allow federal agencies to require that contractors on large-scale public construction projects agree to union representation for workers. 4:56 am CT Approx. 1 hr. 20 min. Anti-Defamation League Conference, Panel Discussion Panelists spoke about Middle East policy and security challenges facing the region. Among the ... Panelists spoke about Middle East policy and security challenges facing the region. Among the issues they addressed were Iranian nuclear development, political unrest and violence in Syria, the Middle East peace process, and U.S. foreign policy goals in the region. They responded to questions from the audience.
4:43 am CT Approx. 52 min. David Cameron on Phone-Hacking Inquiry David Cameron British Prime Minister David Cameron denied having any inappropriate dealings or conversations ... British Prime Minister David Cameron denied having any inappropriate dealings or conversations with Rupert and James Murdoch over a bid for British Sky Broadcasting (BSkyB). He was summoned by the Labour Party to answer questions on alleged breach of ministerial conduct by Culture Secretary Jeremy Hunt. The previous week an inquiry report found that Mr. Hunt had ties to James Murdoch and News International during the bidding process for BSkyB. Following the Prime Minister Cameron’s remarks, members of Parliament asked questions.
5:30 am CT Approx. 1 hr. 15 min. LIVE British Culture, Media and Sport Committee Phone-Hacking Report Members of the Culture, Media and Sport Committee spoke to reporters and answered questions on ... Members of the Culture, Media and Sport Committee spoke to reporters and answered questions on their report on business practices and other issues surrounding a phone hacking scandal. The report found that some senior executives at the former British tabloid News of the World and at News International mislead Parliament. The report did not find evidence to suggest James or Rupert Murdoch mislead the committee, but did state that “Rupert Murdoch was unfit to run an international company.”
Many of the questions focused on the “division and party politics” within the committeeover the term “unfit” and on potential consequences facing those who mislead Parliament.