C-SPAN Schedule

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6:00 am CT Approx. 50 min. LIVE Open Phones Telephone lines were open for comments on the question, “Should the minimum wage be ... Telephone lines were open for comments on the question, “Should the minimum wage be raised?” 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.
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.
6:50 am CT Approx. 41 min. LIVE State of al-Qaeda ; ; William McCants talked about the state of the al-Qaeda one year after the killing of Osama bin ... William McCants talked about the state of the al-Qaeda one year after the killing of Osama bin Laden. He also responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. 
C-SPAN Radio’s Nancy Calo read news headlines at the end of the program.
6:49 am CT Approx. 46 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. 6:19 am CT Approx. 45 min. Town Hall Meeting on the 2012 Farm Bill ; 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.
7:33 am CT Approx. 44 min. LIVE U.S. Energy and Environmental Policies ; ; Elana Schor talked about the impact of Obama administration energy and environmental policies on ... Elana Schor talked about the impact of Obama administration energy and environmental policies on the economy, and she responded to telephone calls and electronic communications.
C-SPAN Radio’s Nancy Calo read news headlines at the end of the program.
7:36 am CT Approx. 1 hr. 5 min. LIVE U.S. Economy and the Federal Budget In the opening panel of Bloomberg News' day-long forum on the U.S. economy, economists assessed ... In the opening panel of Bloomberg News' day-long forum on the U.S. economy, economists assessed the state of the U.S. economy and prospects for growth and recovery. Topics included the role of the Federal Reserve, tax policy, and the price of oil. All agreed that Congress must address the federal debt and budget deficit. 
In the second portion, panelists talked about the economy and U.S. federal debt and spending. House Budget Committee Ranking Member Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) in his remarks said he does not believe Congress will resolve any major looming budget issues before the presidential election. Other topics included tax revenue and Mitt Romney’s economic proposals.
7:07 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.


“Al-Qa’ida: Quo Vadis?” was a luncheon panel discussion hosted by the International Center for Terrorism Studies on the first anniversary of “Operation Neptune Spear.”
8:18 am CT Approx. 43 min. LIVE Mental Health Care for Veterans ; Mark Thompson talked about a new Inspector General report showing that the Department of Veterans ... Mark Thompson talked about a new Inspector General report showing that the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) overstated its speed in providing veterans with access to mental health assistance. Topics included VA staffing and budget, and the types of injuries sustained in the Iraq and Afghanistan wars versus injuries in other U.S. wars. He also responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. 9:14 am CT Approx. 24 min. LIVE U.S. Economy and the Housing Market Panelists talked about the economy and the state of the U.S. housing market. They focused on ... Panelists talked about the economy and the state of the U.S. housing market. They focused on foreclosure and interest rates, as well as construction and sales. 10:36 am CT Approx. 8 min. State Immigration Laws Panelists talked about some state laws enacted to address immigration problems. They spoke ... Panelists talked about some state laws enacted to address immigration problems. They spoke about the results of current research into the effects of recent state immigration laws in Arizona, Alabama, and Georgia. They also about the potential impact of the state laws on the U.S. economy. They responded to questions from the audience.
9:04 am CT Approx. 8 min. Open Phones Telephone lines were open for comments on the question, “Should the minimum wage be ... Telephone lines were open for comments on the question, “Should the minimum wage be raised?” 9:39 am CT Approx. 45 min. LIVE Federal Regulations and the Markets ; ; Alan Greenspan spoke about the state of the economy and efforts to implement deficit reduction ... Alan Greenspan spoke about the state of the economy and efforts to implement deficit reduction programs. He was interviewed by Tom Keene. 10:46 am CT Approx. 1 hr. 25 min. LIVE Immigration Law Reform Panelists talked about solutions for U.S. immigration problems. Topics included ... Panelists talked about solutions for U.S. immigration problems. Topics included Arizona’s immigration law, college students forced to leave the country due to immigration status, and costs associated with immigration. The program includes questions from the audience.
9:12 am CT Approx. 41 min. LIVE Gil Kerlikowske Remarks on U.S. Drug Policy ; Gil Kerlikowske outlined the Obama administration’s new drug control strategy. The ... Gil Kerlikowske outlined the Obama administration’s new drug control strategy. The strategy emphasizes treating substance use disorders as a chronic disease that can be prevented and treated through the health system. 10:24 am CT Approx. 26 min. LIVE U.S. Economic Agenda Panelists spoke about the state of the economy, job creation, tax policy, and ways to jump start ... Panelists spoke about the state of the economy, job creation, tax policy, and ways to jump start the economy. 12:15 pm CT Approx. 43 min. U.S. Foreign Policy Challenges ; ; 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.
9:56 am CT Approx. 56 min. Revitalizing NATO ; 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. 10:50 am CT Approx. 29 min. LIVE Jeffrey Lacker on the U.S. Economy ; ; Jeff Lacker talked about the U.S economy. Among the topics he addressed were limits to ... Jeff Lacker talked about the U.S economy. Among the topics he addressed were limits to lending, unemployment, and fiscal policy. 12:58 pm CT Approx. 8 min. LIVE Mitt Romney Campaign Event in New York City ; Mitt Romney spoke to New York City firefighters and reporters outside a Manhattan fire house. Mitt Romney spoke to New York City firefighters and reporters outside a Manhattan fire house.
10:55 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.


“Al-Qa’ida: Quo Vadis?” was a luncheon panel discussion hosted by the International Center for Terrorism Studies on the first anniversary of “Operation Neptune Spear.”
11:30 am CT Approx. 28 min. U.S. Economy and the Housing Market Panelists talked about the economy and the state of the U.S. housing market. They focused on ... Panelists talked about the economy and the state of the U.S. housing market. They focused on foreclosure and interest rates, as well as construction and sales. 1:09 pm CT Approx. 1 hr. 33 min. Senate 2012 Farm Bill Markup, Part 1 The Senate Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry Committee met to mark up the 2012 Farm bill. The Senate Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry Committee met to mark up the 2012 Farm bill.
12:51 pm CT Approx. 9 min. 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.
11:59 am CT Approx. 38 min. State of al-Qaeda ; ; William McCants talked about the state of the al-Qaeda one year after the killing of Osama bin ... William McCants talked about the state of the al-Qaeda one year after the killing of Osama bin Laden. He also responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. 
C-SPAN Radio’s Nancy Calo read news headlines at the end of the program.
2:43 pm CT Approx. 2 hr. 28 min. Senate 2012 Farm Bill Markup, Part 2 The Senate Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry Committee met to mark up the 2012 Farm bill. The Senate Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry Committee met to mark up the 2012 Farm bill.
1:07 pm CT Approx. 54 min. LIVE U.S. Security Challenges ; Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman General Martin Dempsey talked about U.S. security challenges and ... Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman General Martin Dempsey talked about U.S. security challenges and international partnerships. Other topics included U.S. operations in Afghanistan, Defense Department funding, and the possible impact of congressionally mandated spending cuts. 12:39 pm CT Approx. 28 min. LIVE U.S. Economy and Jobs ; ; Alan Krueger talked about jobs and the economy focusing on specific markets and industries ... Alan Krueger talked about jobs and the economy focusing on specific markets and industries affected by the recession. Among the sectors he addressed were housing, manufacturing, and the automobile industry. 5:14 pm CT Approx. 24 min. Anti-Defamation League National Leadership Conference ; ; 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.
2:11 pm CT Approx. 1 hr. 15 min. 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.
1:08 pm CT Approx. 30 min. LIVE U.S. Economy and the 2008 Financial Crisis Panelists spoke about the state of the economy and the 2008 financial crisis. Much of the ... Panelists spoke about the state of the economy and the 2008 financial crisis. Much of the discussion focused on financial regulations and reforms enacted after the crisis. 5:39 pm CT Approx. 1 hr. 19 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.
3:29 pm CT Approx. 31 min. State of al-Qaeda ; ; William McCants talked about the state of the al-Qaeda one year after the killing of Osama bin ... William McCants talked about the state of the al-Qaeda one year after the killing of Osama bin Laden. He also responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. 
C-SPAN Radio’s Nancy Calo read news headlines at the end of the program.
1:38 pm CT Approx. 30 min. LIVE U.S. Economy and Job Creation Business leaders talked about ideas for job creation and lowering the unemployment rate. Business leaders talked about ideas for job creation and lowering the unemployment rate. 7:01 pm CT Approx. 49 min. Owen Lovejoy and the Underground Railroad ; ; Owen Muelder talked about Owen Lovejoy, a Republican U.S. Congressman from Illinois who served ... Owen Muelder talked about Owen Lovejoy, a Republican U.S. Congressman from Illinois who served from 1857 until his death in 1864. He was an abolitionist who openly used his home in Princeton, Illinois, as a stop on the Underground Railroad. Mr. Muelder responded to questions from members of the audience.
This was a noon meeting of the U.S. Capitol Historical Society commemorating African American History Month was held in the Rayburn House Office Building. It was co-sponsored by the Illinois State Society of Washington, D.C. and the Knox College Alumni Association of Washington, D.C.
4:00 pm CT Approx. 1 hr. 42 min. LIVE Role of Courts in U.S. Democracy Participants talked about the role of courts in democracies. Among the topics they addressed ... Participants talked about the role of courts in democracies. Among the topics they addressed were judicial procedures, judicial elections, separation of powers, and case volume. They responded to questions from the audience.
“The Courts and Constitutional Democracy in America” was part of The American Bar Association’s 2012 Leon Jaworski Public Program Series, held at the Woodrow Wilson Center. Other sponsors were Federation of State Humanities Councils, Justice at Stake, League of Women Voters of the United States, and the National Center for State Courts.
2:08 pm CT Approx. 30 min. LIVE U.S. Economy and Entrepreneurship Panelists spoke about the state of the economy, business innovation, and economic recovery. Panelists spoke about the state of the economy, business innovation, and economic recovery. 7:52 pm CT Approx. 6 min. Paul Finkelman on 19th Century Slave Trade, Preview Albany Law School professor Paul Finkelman attended the Organization of American Historians ... Albany Law School professor Paul Finkelman attended the Organization of American Historians meeting in Milwaukee to discuss the slave trade and how many blacks were kidnapped from the north and sent south.  He also discussed the wide-spread practice of renting slaves, and how this tied non-slave owners to the slave system.
5:43 pm CT Approx. 8 min. Mitt Romney Campaign Event in New York City ; Mitt Romney spoke to New York City firefighters and reporters outside a Manhattan fire house. Mitt Romney spoke to New York City firefighters and reporters outside a Manhattan fire house. 2:39 pm CT Approx. 30 min. LIVE U.S. Economy and Investor Confidence Panelists spoke about the state of the economy and ways in which to build investor ... Panelists spoke about the state of the economy and ways in which to build investor confidence. They talked about the role of business, government regulation, and pursuing pro-growth policies. 8:00 pm CT Approx. 1 hr. 29 min. Abolitionist and Women's Rights Movements This week, Ohio State University history professor Joan Cashin looks at the Abolitionist and ... This week, Ohio State University history professor Joan Cashin looks at the Abolitionist and Women’s Rights movements and slavery in the early part of 19th century. This class is from a course on Jeffersonian and Jacksonian America. It’s an hour and a half.
5:52 pm CT Approx. 2 min. U.S. Security Challenges ; Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman General Martin Dempsey talked about U.S. security challenges and ... Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman General Martin Dempsey talked about U.S. security challenges and international partnerships. Other topics included U.S. operations in Afghanistan, Defense Department funding, and the possible impact of congressionally mandated spending cuts. 3:10 pm CT Approx. 29 min. LIVE U.S. Economy and the Corporate Tax Rate Panelists talked about the state of the economy and corporate tax rates, and the impact of tax ... Panelists talked about the state of the economy and corporate tax rates, and the impact of tax policy on economic growth. 9:31 pm CT Approx. 56 min. Career of Abolitionist John Willis Menard Abolitionist John Willis Menard was elected to the U.S. Congress in 1868, and although he was ... Abolitionist John Willis Menard was elected to the U.S. Congress in 1868, and although he was never seated, he was the first African American to address the House chamber. 
Next, we hear more about him from Phillip Magness of George Mason University and Matthew Wasniewski, the Historian of the U.S. House of Representatives.
This is about an hour, from the U.S. Capitol Historical Society.
5:56 pm CT Approx. 34 min. State of al-Qaeda ; ; William McCants talked about the state of the al-Qaeda one year after the killing of Osama bin ... William McCants talked about the state of the al-Qaeda one year after the killing of Osama bin Laden. He also responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. 
C-SPAN Radio’s Nancy Calo read news headlines at the end of the program.
4:28 pm CT Approx. 1 hr. 31 min. State Immigration Laws Panelists talked about some state laws enacted to address immigration problems. They spoke ... Panelists talked about some state laws enacted to address immigration problems. They spoke about the results of current research into the effects of recent state immigration laws in Arizona, Alabama, and Georgia. They also about the potential impact of the state laws on the U.S. economy. They responded to questions from the audience. 10:30 pm CT Approx. 49 min. Owen Lovejoy and the Underground Railroad ; ; Owen Muelder talked about Owen Lovejoy, a Republican U.S. Congressman from Illinois who served ... Owen Muelder talked about Owen Lovejoy, a Republican U.S. Congressman from Illinois who served from 1857 until his death in 1864. He was an abolitionist who openly used his home in Princeton, Illinois, as a stop on the Underground Railroad. Mr. Muelder responded to questions from members of the audience.
This was a noon meeting of the U.S. Capitol Historical Society commemorating African American History Month was held in the Rayburn House Office Building. It was co-sponsored by the Illinois State Society of Washington, D.C. and the Knox College Alumni Association of Washington, D.C.
6:31 pm CT Approx. 11 min. LIVE Presidential Address from Afghanistan President Obama addressed the nation from Kabul, Afghanistan, on the first anniversary of the ... President Obama addressed the nation from Kabul, Afghanistan, on the first anniversary of the killing of terrorist leader Osama bin Laden, and soon after signing an agreement on strategic cooperation with Afghanistan. The agreement said the U.S. would provide aid, advisers and support after NATO combat troops left in 2014.
This was the first presidential address to the nation delivered from an overseas location. The speech was broadcast from a hangar at Baghram Air Base with armored military vehicles as a backdrop.
6:01 pm CT Approx. 58 min. Q&A with Naomi Schaefer Riley ; Naomi Schaefer Riley spoke about her new book in which she argues that teacher tenure is a primary ... Naomi Schaefer Riley spoke about her new book in which she argues that teacher tenure is a primary factor in the rapid rise of university tuition costs. She suggested that tenure translates into a “job for life entitlement mentality” among professors. She also made the case that tenure promotes a class system in higher education which leaves teacher’s assistants and other low paid contingent faculty teaching a large portion of undergraduate students. She suggested that a thorough review of faculty work roles at American universities was necessary to remedy these problems. In this interview, she discussed her book, her own background and education, as well as early influences in her writing career.
Naomi Schaefer Riley was an editor at the Wall Street Journal. She graduated magna cum laude from Harvard University. Her last book, God on the Quad was published in 2005. Her writings on higher education have appeared in the New York Times and the Boston Globe.
11:20 pm CT Approx. 6 min. Paul Finkelman on 19th Century Slave Trade, Preview Albany Law School professor Paul Finkelman attended the Organization of American Historians ... Albany Law School professor Paul Finkelman attended the Organization of American Historians meeting in Milwaukee to discuss the slave trade and how many blacks were kidnapped from the north and sent south.  He also discussed the wide-spread practice of renting slaves, and how this tied non-slave owners to the slave system.
6:42 pm CT Approx. 14 min. Reaction to Presidential Address on Afghanistan Telephone lines were open for reaction to President Obama’s address to the nation from ... Telephone lines were open for reaction to President Obama’s address to the nation from Kabul, Afghanistan. 7:00 pm CT Approx. 58 min. Book Discussion on Stephen Hawking: An Unfettered Mind Kitty Ferguson talked about physicist Stephen Hawking’s life and work and the process of ... Kitty Ferguson talked about physicist Stephen Hawking’s life and work and the process of writing his biography. She responded to questions from members of the audience at Princeton University’s Lewis Science Library. 11:28 pm CT Approx. 1 hr. 29 min. Abolitionist and Women's Rights Movements This week, Ohio State University history professor Joan Cashin looks at the Abolitionist and ... This week, Ohio State University history professor Joan Cashin looks at the Abolitionist and Women’s Rights movements and slavery in the early part of 19th century. This class is from a course on Jeffersonian and Jacksonian America. It’s an hour and a half.
6:57 pm CT Approx. 10 min. Presidential Address from Afghanistan President Obama addressed the nation from Kabul, Afghanistan, on the first anniversary of the ... President Obama addressed the nation from Kabul, Afghanistan, on the first anniversary of the killing of terrorist leader Osama bin Laden, and soon after signing an agreement on strategic cooperation with Afghanistan. The agreement said the U.S. would provide aid, advisers and support after NATO combat troops left in 2014.
This was the first presidential address to the nation delivered from an overseas location. The speech was broadcast from a hangar at Baghram Air Base with armored military vehicles as a backdrop.
8:00 pm CT Approx. 1 hr. 24 min. Book Discussion on Turing's Cathedral: The Origins of the Digital Universe ; ; George Dyson talked about the team, led by John von Neumann, who built the first computer at the ... George Dyson talked about the team, led by John von Neumann, who built the first computer at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, New Jersey, and the impact of that work on other fields of science such as biology and nuclear physics. Mr. Dyson was interviewed by John Hollar and responded to questions from members of the audience and on Twitter. Akrevoe Emmanouilides was then called up from the audience to join the conversation.
This event, part of the Computer History Museum 2012 lecture series celebrating Revolutionaries, was part of an international series celebrating the 100th anniversary of the birth of Alan Turing.
12:59 am CT Approx. 56 min. Career of Abolitionist John Willis Menard Abolitionist John Willis Menard was elected to the U.S. Congress in 1868, and although he was ... Abolitionist John Willis Menard was elected to the U.S. Congress in 1868, and although he was never seated, he was the first African American to address the House chamber. 
Next, we hear more about him from Phillip Magness of George Mason University and Matthew Wasniewski, the Historian of the U.S. House of Representatives.
This is about an hour, from the U.S. Capitol Historical Society.
7:09 pm CT Approx. 1 hr. 15 min. 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.
9:27 pm CT Approx. 1 hr. 15 min. Book Discussion on The Idea Factory ; ; Jon Gertner talked about the history of Bell Labs and the inventions it produced. During this ... Jon Gertner talked about the history of Bell Labs and the inventions it produced. During this event, Mr. Gertner was interviewed on stage by Dave Iverson. He also responded to questions submitted by members of the audience.
The program began with video clips from figures in computer history. This was part of the Computer History Museum 2012 lecture series celebrating Revolutionaries.
1:58 am CT Approx. 49 min. Owen Lovejoy and the Underground Railroad ; ; Owen Muelder talked about Owen Lovejoy, a Republican U.S. Congressman from Illinois who served ... Owen Muelder talked about Owen Lovejoy, a Republican U.S. Congressman from Illinois who served from 1857 until his death in 1864. He was an abolitionist who openly used his home in Princeton, Illinois, as a stop on the Underground Railroad. Mr. Muelder responded to questions from members of the audience.
This was a noon meeting of the U.S. Capitol Historical Society commemorating African American History Month was held in the Rayburn House Office Building. It was co-sponsored by the Illinois State Society of Washington, D.C. and the Knox College Alumni Association of Washington, D.C.
8:26 pm CT Approx. 1 hr. 1 min. U.S. Economy and the Federal Budget In the opening panel of Bloomberg News' day-long forum on the U.S. economy, economists assessed ... In the opening panel of Bloomberg News' day-long forum on the U.S. economy, economists assessed the state of the U.S. economy and prospects for growth and recovery. Topics included the role of the Federal Reserve, tax policy, and the price of oil. All agreed that Congress must address the federal debt and budget deficit. 
In the second portion, panelists talked about the economy and U.S. federal debt and spending. House Budget Committee Ranking Member Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) in his remarks said he does not believe Congress will resolve any major looming budget issues before the presidential election. Other topics included tax revenue and Mitt Romney’s economic proposals.
10:44 pm CT Approx. 1 hr. 24 min. Moderate Republicans and the Rise of the Tea Party Election scholars spoke about growing division and partisanship in the political culture over the ... Election scholars spoke about growing division and partisanship in the political culture over the past few decades, with a focus on divisions in the Republican Party leading to declining influence by moderate Republicans. Panelists from both sides of the issue examined recent elections showing how both the Republican and Democratic Parties had become more clearly divided into liberal and conservative camps. President Nixon, according to the panel, was the last true moderate, but his contributions are largely ignored because of the Watergate scandal. 2:48 am CT Approx. 6 min. Paul Finkelman on 19th Century Slave Trade, Preview Albany Law School professor Paul Finkelman attended the Organization of American Historians ... Albany Law School professor Paul Finkelman attended the Organization of American Historians meeting in Milwaukee to discuss the slave trade and how many blacks were kidnapped from the north and sent south.  He also discussed the wide-spread practice of renting slaves, and how this tied non-slave owners to the slave system.
9:28 pm CT Approx. 56 min. U.S. Economy and the Housing Market Panelists talked about the economy and the state of the U.S. housing market. They focused on ... Panelists talked about the economy and the state of the U.S. housing market. They focused on foreclosure and interest rates, as well as construction and sales. 12:10 am CT Approx. 54 min. U.S. Security Challenges ; Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman General Martin Dempsey talked about U.S. security challenges and ... Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman General Martin Dempsey talked about U.S. security challenges and international partnerships. Other topics included U.S. operations in Afghanistan, Defense Department funding, and the possible impact of congressionally mandated spending cuts. 2:56 am CT Approx. 1 hr. 29 min. Abolitionist and Women's Rights Movements This week, Ohio State University history professor Joan Cashin looks at the Abolitionist and ... This week, Ohio State University history professor Joan Cashin looks at the Abolitionist and Women’s Rights movements and slavery in the early part of 19th century. This class is from a course on Jeffersonian and Jacksonian America. It’s an hour and a half.
10:25 pm CT Approx. 45 min. Federal Regulations and the Markets ; ; Alan Greenspan spoke about the state of the economy and efforts to implement deficit reduction ... Alan Greenspan spoke about the state of the economy and efforts to implement deficit reduction programs. He was interviewed by Tom Keene. 1:06 am CT Approx. 58 min. Book Discussion on Stephen Hawking: An Unfettered Mind Kitty Ferguson talked about physicist Stephen Hawking’s life and work and the process of ... Kitty Ferguson talked about physicist Stephen Hawking’s life and work and the process of writing his biography. She responded to questions from members of the audience at Princeton University’s Lewis Science Library. 4:27 am CT Approx. 56 min. Career of Abolitionist John Willis Menard Abolitionist John Willis Menard was elected to the U.S. Congress in 1868, and although he was ... Abolitionist John Willis Menard was elected to the U.S. Congress in 1868, and although he was never seated, he was the first African American to address the House chamber. 
Next, we hear more about him from Phillip Magness of George Mason University and Matthew Wasniewski, the Historian of the U.S. House of Representatives.
This is about an hour, from the U.S. Capitol Historical Society.
11:12 pm CT Approx. 11 min. Presidential Address from Afghanistan President Obama addressed the nation from Kabul, Afghanistan, on the first anniversary of the ... President Obama addressed the nation from Kabul, Afghanistan, on the first anniversary of the killing of terrorist leader Osama bin Laden, and soon after signing an agreement on strategic cooperation with Afghanistan. The agreement said the U.S. would provide aid, advisers and support after NATO combat troops left in 2014.
This was the first presidential address to the nation delivered from an overseas location. The speech was broadcast from a hangar at Baghram Air Base with armored military vehicles as a backdrop.
2:06 am CT Approx. 1 hr. 23 min. Book Discussion on Turing's Cathedral: The Origins of the Digital Universe ; ; George Dyson talked about the team, led by John von Neumann, who built the first computer at the ... George Dyson talked about the team, led by John von Neumann, who built the first computer at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, New Jersey, and the impact of that work on other fields of science such as biology and nuclear physics. Mr. Dyson was interviewed by John Hollar and responded to questions from members of the audience and on Twitter. Akrevoe Emmanouilides was then called up from the audience to join the conversation.
This event, part of the Computer History Museum 2012 lecture series celebrating Revolutionaries, was part of an international series celebrating the 100th anniversary of the birth of Alan Turing.
5:24 am CT Approx. 6 min. Paul Finkelman on 19th Century Slave Trade, Preview Albany Law School professor Paul Finkelman attended the Organization of American Historians ... Albany Law School professor Paul Finkelman attended the Organization of American Historians meeting in Milwaukee to discuss the slave trade and how many blacks were kidnapped from the north and sent south.  He also discussed the wide-spread practice of renting slaves, and how this tied non-slave owners to the slave system.
11:26 pm CT Approx. 1 hr. 15 min. 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.
3:33 am CT Approx. 1 hr. 15 min. Book Discussion on The Idea Factory ; ; Jon Gertner talked about the history of Bell Labs and the inventions it produced. During this ... Jon Gertner talked about the history of Bell Labs and the inventions it produced. During this event, Mr. Gertner was interviewed on stage by Dave Iverson. He also responded to questions submitted by members of the audience.
The program began with video clips from figures in computer history. This was part of the Computer History Museum 2012 lecture series celebrating Revolutionaries.
5:33 am CT Approx. 41 min. Gil Kerlikowske Remarks on U.S. Drug Policy ; Gil Kerlikowske outlined the Obama administration’s new drug control strategy. The ... Gil Kerlikowske outlined the Obama administration’s new drug control strategy. The strategy emphasizes treating substance use disorders as a chronic disease that can be prevented and treated through the health system.
12:43 am CT Approx. 1 hr. 1 min. U.S. Economy and the Federal Budget In the opening panel of Bloomberg News' day-long forum on the U.S. economy, economists assessed ... In the opening panel of Bloomberg News' day-long forum on the U.S. economy, economists assessed the state of the U.S. economy and prospects for growth and recovery. Topics included the role of the Federal Reserve, tax policy, and the price of oil. All agreed that Congress must address the federal debt and budget deficit. 
In the second portion, panelists talked about the economy and U.S. federal debt and spending. House Budget Committee Ranking Member Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) in his remarks said he does not believe Congress will resolve any major looming budget issues before the presidential election. Other topics included tax revenue and Mitt Romney’s economic proposals.
4:50 am CT Approx. 1 hr. 11 min. U.S. Counterterrorism Strategy ; 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.
1:45 am CT Approx. 56 min. U.S. Economy and the Housing Market Panelists talked about the economy and the state of the U.S. housing market. They focused on ... Panelists talked about the economy and the state of the U.S. housing market. They focused on foreclosure and interest rates, as well as construction and sales.
2:42 am CT Approx. 45 min. Federal Regulations and the Markets ; ; Alan Greenspan spoke about the state of the economy and efforts to implement deficit reduction ... Alan Greenspan spoke about the state of the economy and efforts to implement deficit reduction programs. He was interviewed by Tom Keene.
3:31 am CT Approx. 30 min. U.S. Economy and the Corporate Tax Rate Panelists talked about the state of the economy and corporate tax rates, and the impact of tax ... Panelists talked about the state of the economy and corporate tax rates, and the impact of tax policy on economic growth.
4:02 am CT Approx. 37 min. U.S. Economy and Wall Street Special Master for Executive Compensation Kenneth Feinberg, and former SEC Chairman Harvey Pitts ... Special Master for Executive Compensation Kenneth Feinberg, and former SEC Chairman Harvey Pitts talked about the economy, and the relationship between Wall Street and Congress.
4:42 am CT Approx. 54 min. U.S. Security Challenges ; Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman General Martin Dempsey talked about U.S. security challenges and ... Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman General Martin Dempsey talked about U.S. security challenges and international partnerships. Other topics included U.S. operations in Afghanistan, Defense Department funding, and the possible impact of congressionally mandated spending cuts.
5:36 am CT Approx. 10 min. President Obama Addressing the Troops in Afghanistan President Obama spoke to troops serving in Afghanistan about their mission, service, plans to draw ... President Obama spoke to troops serving in Afghanistan about their mission, service, plans to draw down troop levels and turn over the security of the country to Afghan forces. He told the service personnel that the “goal to defeat al-Qaida is within reach,” but cautioned that the road home would likely be hard and painful for many.
5:47 am CT Approx. 11 min. Presidential Address from Afghanistan President Obama addressed the nation from Kabul, Afghanistan, on the first anniversary of the ... President Obama addressed the nation from Kabul, Afghanistan, on the first anniversary of the killing of terrorist leader Osama bin Laden, and soon after signing an agreement on strategic cooperation with Afghanistan. The agreement said the U.S. would provide aid, advisers and support after NATO combat troops left in 2014.
This was the first presidential address to the nation delivered from an overseas location. The speech was broadcast from a hangar at Baghram Air Base with armored military vehicles as a backdrop.