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6:00 am CT Approx. 8 min. LIVE U.S.-Afghanistan Post-Withdrawal Agreement Pedro Echevarria; Patrick Quinn Patrick Quinn was interviewed by phone about the agreement President Obama made with Afghanistan ... Patrick Quinn was interviewed by phone about the agreement President Obama made with Afghanistan on U.S. troop withdrawal from Afghanistan. The pact pledges continued U.S. support for Afghanistan for a decade after the scheduled combat troop withdrawal in 2014 4:50 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. 5:33 am CT Approx. 41 min. Gil Kerlikowske Remarks on U.S. Drug Policy R. Kerlikowske; Neera Tanden 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.
6:08 am CT Approx. 37 min. LIVE Open Phones Pedro Echevarria Telephone lines were open for comments on the U.S.-Afghanistan post-withdrawal security agreement. Telephone lines were open for comments on the U.S.-Afghanistan post-withdrawal security agreement. 6:04 am CT Approx. 1 hr. 2 min. Michael Oren on U.S.-Israel Relations Michael Oren Ambassador Michael Oren talked about the unique relationship between the U.S. and Israel, their ... Ambassador Michael Oren talked about the unique relationship between the U.S. and Israel, their shared history, and future growth together. During his remarks several students walked out in protest of Israeli policies. 6:15 am CT Approx. 1 hr. 11 min. Home Affairs Committee Hearing on British Drug Policy Witnesses testified before the British Home Affairs Committee for and against the ... Witnesses testified before the British Home Affairs Committee for and against the decriminalization of drugs, particularly cannabis. British comedian and actor Russell Brand talked about overcoming his drug addiction and his documentary on how society viewed addiction. Later, the committee heard from critics of the drug policy who advocated for tougher drug laws.
6:47 am CT Approx. 46 min. LIVE U.S.-China Relations Nancy Calo; Pedro Echevarria; David Lampton David Lampton talked about Secretaries Clinton and Geithner’s agenda for their upcoming trip ... David Lampton talked about Secretaries Clinton and Geithner’s agenda for their upcoming trip to Beijing, and he responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. Topics included Syria, North Korea, trade relations, dissident Chen Guangcheng, and intellectual property theft by China.
C-SPAN Radio’s Nancy Calo read news headlines at the end of the program.
7:08 am CT Approx. 53 min. 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. 7:28 am 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.
7:35 am CT Approx. 43 min. LIVE Federal Bureaucracy and Reform Nancy Calo; Paul Light; Pedro Echevarria Paul Light talked about his Wall Street Journal piece on the need for federal bureaucracy ... Paul Light talked about his Wall Street Journal piece on the need for federal bureaucracy reform following recent Government Services Administration (GSA) and Secret Services scandals. He also responded to telephone calls and electronic communications.
C-SPAN Radio’s Nancy Calo read news headlines at the end of the program.
Professor Light participated from New York City.
8:11 am CT Approx. 47 min. LIVE Transatlantic Cyber Security European Union (EU) and U.S. homeland security officials talked about transatlantic cyber ... European Union (EU) and U.S. homeland security officials talked about transatlantic cyber security. EU Home Affairs Commissioner Malmstrom talked about the European Cyber Crime Center and some of the U.S.-EU cooperative successes, including the dismantling of a child sex exploitation network and the establishment of the EU-U.S. Cyber Security Working Group. In her remarks she stressed the need for shared responsibility for cyber security. Homeland Security Deputy Secretary Lute talked about the role of her department in cyber security, differences between national and homeland security, U.S. international policies and standards for cyber security, and other topics. After their speeches, they answered questions from the audience.
This discussion was part of a Center for Strategic and International Studies day-long conference on cyber security.
9:04 am CT Approx. 1 hr. 38 min. 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.
8:19 am CT Approx. 40 min. LIVE Status of AIG Pedro Echevarria; Roben Farzad Roben Farzad talked about his recent Bloomberg Businessweek article on the status of ... Roben Farzad talked about his recent Bloomberg Businessweek article on the status of insurance conglomerate AIG, which received a $182 billion loan from the federal government in 2008. He also responded to telephone calls and electronic communications.
This program was part of a “Washington Journal” series highlighting recent magazine articles.
9:03 am CT Approx. 56 min. LIVE Transatlantic Cyber Security Cooperation Panelists talked about U.S.-European Union (EU) cyber security partnerships.
This discussion ...
Panelists talked about U.S.-European Union (EU) cyber security partnerships.
This discussion was part of a Center for Strategic and International Studies day-long conference on cyber security.
10:45 am 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.
9:01 am CT Approx. 1 hr. 21 min. Politics and Women's Health Janet Currie; Cecile Richards Cecile Richards talked about health care and birth control. In her speech she said that the ... Cecile Richards talked about health care and birth control. In her speech she said that the U.S. is one of the “most backward Western developed countries” for reproductive health care access. She also discussed the Supreme Court oral arguments on the 2010 health care law, and other recent inflammatory public controversies concerning birth control. 10:20 am CT Approx. 54 min. LIVE Cyber Crime Prevention Panelists talked about fighting and prevention of cyber crime. Topics included private sector ... Panelists talked about fighting and prevention of cyber crime. Topics included private sector strategy and cooperative efforts between the FBI, Europe’s Interpol, and Europol agencies.
This discussion was part of a Center for Strategic and International Studies day-long conference on cyber security.
12:14 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.
10:25 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. 11:17 am 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.
1:48 pm CT Approx. 1 hr. 25 min. 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.
11:32 am CT Approx. 44 min. U.S.-China Relations Nancy Calo; Pedro Echevarria; David Lampton David Lampton talked about Secretaries Clinton and Geithner’s agenda for their upcoming trip ... David Lampton talked about Secretaries Clinton and Geithner’s agenda for their upcoming trip to Beijing, and he responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. Topics included Syria, North Korea, trade relations, dissident Chen Guangcheng, and intellectual property theft by China.
C-SPAN Radio’s Nancy Calo read news headlines at the end of the program.
12:33 pm CT Approx. 28 min. Medicare Fraud Attorney General Eric Holder and Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius announced ... Attorney General Eric Holder and Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius announced that 107 doctors, nurses and other health care providers from seven different states have been charged with fraudulent Medicare practices, 3:14 pm CT Approx. 42 min. Gil Kerlikowske Remarks on U.S. Drug Policy R. Kerlikowske; Neera Tanden 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.
12:16 pm CT Approx. 1 hr. 19 min. Prosecution of Wall Street Banks NYU LAW SCHOOL
The Milbank Tweed Forum:
...
NYU LAW SCHOOL
The Milbank Tweed Forum:
Prosecuting Wall Street
Lanny Breuer, Assistant Attorney Gen, Criminal Division Eliot Spitzer, Former NY Governor & Attorney General Mary Jo White, Partner, Debevoise & Plimpton; Former US Attny for Southern District of NY - (prosecuted John Gotti, WTC Bombers & investigated Pres. Clinton s pardons)
MODERATOR: Neil Barofsky, Center on the Admin of Criminal Law, NYU Law Professor & Former TARP IG
12:25 - 1:50pm NYU Law School, NYC
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1:03 pm CT Approx. 55 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. 3:57 pm CT Approx. 45 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.
1:38 pm CT Approx. 33 min. Federal Bureaucracy and Reform Nancy Calo; Paul Light; Pedro Echevarria Paul Light talked about his Wall Street Journal piece on the need for federal bureaucracy ... Paul Light talked about his Wall Street Journal piece on the need for federal bureaucracy reform following recent Government Services Administration (GSA) and Secret Services scandals. He also responded to telephone calls and electronic communications.
C-SPAN Radio’s Nancy Calo read news headlines at the end of the program.
Professor Light participated from New York City.
2:00 pm CT Approx. 1 hr. 44 min. LIVE Minority Access to Broadband Technology and Job Creation Federal Communications Commission (FCC) commissioners and minority community leaders talked about ... Federal Communications Commission (FCC) commissioners and minority community leaders talked about a new National Urban League report that found substantial efforts to bridge the digital divide between minorities and white Americans was beginning to narrow. They focused on what had been achieved and what was yet to be achieved to trigger entrepreneurship, initiative and participation by African Americans in broadband jobs and businesses. They also discussed ways that private enterprise, community organizations and governments could work together in under-served communities. 4:43 pm CT Approx. 2 hr. 16 min. Racial Profiling Witnesses testified on racial profiling and state immigration laws in Alabama and Arizona, ... Witnesses testified on racial profiling and state immigration laws in Alabama and Arizona, relations between law enforcement and African-Americans, as well as anti-terrorism efforts that target American Muslims. One of the witnesses was Senator Benjamin Cardin (D-MD), who had introduced legislation called the 'End Racial Profiling Act'. Witnesses also talked about closing loopholes in the U.S. Department of Justice’s racial profiling guidance, and the Justice Department Civil Rights Division’s enforcement of federal civil rights laws to prevent profiling by state and local law enforcement agencies.
2:13 pm CT Approx. 23 min. LIVE Newt Gingrich Campaign Suspension Announcement Newton Gingrich Newt Gingrich announced the suspension of his campaign for the 2012 Republican presidential ... Newt Gingrich announced the suspension of his campaign for the 2012 Republican presidential nominee. 3:46 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. 7:00 pm CT Approx. 53 min. Civil War Battle of Fort Donelson Kendall Gott; Douglas Richardson Kendall Gott talked about the Civil War Battle of Fort Donelson. This was the first major ... Kendall Gott talked about the Civil War Battle of Fort Donelson. This was the first major Union victory of the war, which opened up much of Kentucky and Tennessee to Union control. General Grant gained popular acclaim from the battle and the nickname “Unconditional Surrender” Grant, and he soon received a promotion to major general. In this talk Mr. Gott focused on the importance of the battle. He responded to questions from members of the audience.
Mr. Gott is the author of Where the South Lost the War: An Analysis of the Fort Henry-Fort Donelson Campaign, February 1862.
This event at the Fort Donelson National Battlefield Visitor Center was part of the February 2012 sesquicentennial commemoration of the battle there.
2:37 pm CT Approx. 15 min. LIVE Open Phones on Gingrich Presidential Campaign Suspension Bill Scanlan Telephone lines were open for viewer comments on Newt Gingrich’s announcement that he is ... Telephone lines were open for viewer comments on Newt Gingrich’s announcement that he is suspending his presidential campaign. 5:00 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.
7:54 pm CT Approx. 7 min. Shiloh National Military Park Stacy Allen The Civil War Battle of Shiloh took place April 6th and 7th, 1862 in Hardin County, Tennessee, and ... The Civil War Battle of Shiloh took place April 6th and 7th, 1862 in Hardin County, Tennessee, and resulted in a Union victory over Confederate forces. We visited Shiloh National Military Park, where Stacy Allen, the Park’s Chief Ranger, talked about some of the artifacts on display in the Visitor Center, including battle flags, arms and munitions. He also took us behind the scenes to the Park s storage facility, where he showed us two rare Civil War tents.
2:55 pm CT Approx. 1 hr. 23 min. Climate Change, The Economy, and Health Panelists talked about the effects of climate change on the world economy, environment, and ... Panelists talked about the effects of climate change on the world economy, environment, and health. Among the topics the addressed were the potential adverse affects of climate change, U.S. and global environmental policies, and possible scientific and governmental solutions. They responded to questions from the audience. 6:02 pm CT Approx. 56 min. Q&A with R. Gerald Turner Brian Lamb; R. Turner R. Gerald Turner spoke about university operations and his experiences with higher ... R. Gerald Turner spoke about university operations and his experiences with higher education. He has been president of Southern Methodist University (SMU) since 1995. Southern Methodist University is a private university with about 11,000 students and an endowment of approximately $1.1 billion. It is located in Dallas and the George W. Bush Presidential Library, expected to open in 2013, is being built there. 
From 1984 to 1995, R. Gerald Turner was chancellor of the University of Mississippi. He was vice president at the University of Oklahoma from 1979 to 1984 and taught at Pepperdine University from 1975 to 1979.
9:20 pm CT Approx. 44 min. Shiloh Battlefield Tour Stacy Allen The Civil War Battle of Shiloh took place April 6 and 7, 1862, in Hardin County, Tennessee, and ... The Civil War Battle of Shiloh took place April 6 and 7, 1862, in Hardin County, Tennessee, and resulted in a Union victory over Confederate forces attempting to defend two major western railroads servicing the strategically important Mississippi Valley region. Nearly 110,000 troops took part in the fighting, which produced almost 24,000 casualties, making it the bloodiest battle to that point in U.S. history. American History TV visited Shiloh National Military Park, where Stacy Allen, the park’s chief ranger, gave us a tour of the battlefield.
4:22 pm CT Approx. 28 min. Medicare Fraud Attorney General Eric Holder and Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius announced ... Attorney General Eric Holder and Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius announced that 107 doctors, nurses and other health care providers from seven different states have been charged with fraudulent Medicare practices, 7:00 pm CT Approx. 1 hr. 8 min. Book Discussion on Dust to Dust: A Memoir Benjamin Busch; George Packer Benjamin Busch talked about his book, Dust to Dust: A Memoir, in which he reflects on ... Benjamin Busch talked about his book, Dust to Dust: A Memoir, in which he reflects on mortality. He recounted how he returned from a brutal tour of war and his young daughter did not recognize him. Then his parents died, changing his place in the social structure. He talked about his childhood, Marine training, deployment to Iraq, and his career as an actor and writer. After his presentation he was interviewed by George Packer and then responded to questions from members of the audience at the Strand Bookstore. 10:06 pm CT Approx. 52 min. Civil War Battle of Fort Donelson Kendall Gott; Douglas Richardson Kendall Gott talked about the Civil War Battle of Fort Donelson. This was the first major ... Kendall Gott talked about the Civil War Battle of Fort Donelson. This was the first major Union victory of the war, which opened up much of Kentucky and Tennessee to Union control. General Grant gained popular acclaim from the battle and the nickname “Unconditional Surrender” Grant, and he soon received a promotion to major general. In this talk Mr. Gott focused on the importance of the battle. He responded to questions from members of the audience.
Mr. Gott is the author of Where the South Lost the War: An Analysis of the Fort Henry-Fort Donelson Campaign, February 1862.
This event at the Fort Donelson National Battlefield Visitor Center was part of the February 2012 sesquicentennial commemoration of the battle there.
4:54 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.
8:11 pm CT Approx. 53 min. Book Discussion on No Way Out Kevin Maurer; Mitch Weiss Mitch Weiss and Kevin Maurer talked about “Operation Commando Wrath,” conducted by ... Mitch Weiss and Kevin Maurer talked about “Operation Commando Wrath,” conducted by U.S. Special Forces soldiers in Afghanistan April 6, 2008. The soldiers felt the operation was flawed but undertook it anyway, resulting in one of the larger battles of the war. Ten soldiers in the unit received Silver Stars for their conduct in the battle (the most ever awarded to a unit since Vietnam). The authors talked about the mission and about how they came to write their book. They responded to questions from members of the audience at the Main Branch of the Union County Public Library in Monroe, North Carolina. 10:59 pm CT Approx. 7 min. Shiloh National Military Park Stacy Allen The Civil War Battle of Shiloh took place April 6th and 7th, 1862 in Hardin County, Tennessee, and ... The Civil War Battle of Shiloh took place April 6th and 7th, 1862 in Hardin County, Tennessee, and resulted in a Union victory over Confederate forces. We visited Shiloh National Military Park, where Stacy Allen, the Park’s Chief Ranger, talked about some of the artifacts on display in the Visitor Center, including battle flags, arms and munitions. He also took us behind the scenes to the Park s storage facility, where he showed us two rare Civil War tents.
6:12 pm CT Approx. 48 min. Transatlantic Cyber Security European Union (EU) and U.S. homeland security officials talked about transatlantic cyber ... European Union (EU) and U.S. homeland security officials talked about transatlantic cyber security. EU Home Affairs Commissioner Malmstrom talked about the European Cyber Crime Center and some of the U.S.-EU cooperative successes, including the dismantling of a child sex exploitation network and the establishment of the EU-U.S. Cyber Security Working Group. In her remarks she stressed the need for shared responsibility for cyber security. Homeland Security Deputy Secretary Lute talked about the role of her department in cyber security, differences between national and homeland security, U.S. international policies and standards for cyber security, and other topics. After their speeches, they answered questions from the audience.
This discussion was part of a Center for Strategic and International Studies day-long conference on cyber security.
9:08 pm CT Approx. 1 hr. 1 min. Book Discussion on American Sniper Chris Kyle; Peter Slen U.S. Navy SEAL sniper Chris Kyle talked about his career and his autobiography, American ... U.S. Navy SEAL sniper Chris Kyle talked about his career and his autobiography, American Sniper: The Autobiography of the Most Lethal Sniper in U.S. Military History. While serving in Iraq from 2003 to 2009, Mr. Kyle accumulated more officially confirmed kills than any other sniper in U.S. military history. In his autobiography, Mr. Kyle, with Scott McEwen and Jim DeFelice, wrote about his early career as a professional rodeo rider, the challenges he had to overcome to become a SEAL, and his experiences in Iraq. He talked from Dallas, Texas, about his career and responded to telephone calls and electronic communications.
Some language may be offensive to some viewers.
12:25 am CT Approx. 44 min. Shiloh Battlefield Tour Stacy Allen The Civil War Battle of Shiloh took place April 6 and 7, 1862, in Hardin County, Tennessee, and ... The Civil War Battle of Shiloh took place April 6 and 7, 1862, in Hardin County, Tennessee, and resulted in a Union victory over Confederate forces attempting to defend two major western railroads servicing the strategically important Mississippi Valley region. Nearly 110,000 troops took part in the fighting, which produced almost 24,000 casualties, making it the bloodiest battle to that point in U.S. history. American History TV visited Shiloh National Military Park, where Stacy Allen, the park’s chief ranger, gave us a tour of the battlefield.
7:02 pm CT Approx. 24 min. Newt Gingrich Campaign Suspension Announcement Newton Gingrich Newt Gingrich announced the suspension of his campaign for the 2012 Republican presidential ... Newt Gingrich announced the suspension of his campaign for the 2012 Republican presidential nominee. 10:12 pm CT Approx. 1 hr. 8 min. Book Discussion on Dust to Dust: A Memoir Benjamin Busch; George Packer Benjamin Busch talked about his book, Dust to Dust: A Memoir, in which he reflects on ... Benjamin Busch talked about his book, Dust to Dust: A Memoir, in which he reflects on mortality. He recounted how he returned from a brutal tour of war and his young daughter did not recognize him. Then his parents died, changing his place in the social structure. He talked about his childhood, Marine training, deployment to Iraq, and his career as an actor and writer. After his presentation he was interviewed by George Packer and then responded to questions from members of the audience at the Strand Bookstore. 1:11 am CT Approx. 52 min. Civil War Battle of Fort Donelson Kendall Gott; Douglas Richardson Kendall Gott talked about the Civil War Battle of Fort Donelson. This was the first major ... Kendall Gott talked about the Civil War Battle of Fort Donelson. This was the first major Union victory of the war, which opened up much of Kentucky and Tennessee to Union control. General Grant gained popular acclaim from the battle and the nickname “Unconditional Surrender” Grant, and he soon received a promotion to major general. In this talk Mr. Gott focused on the importance of the battle. He responded to questions from members of the audience.
Mr. Gott is the author of Where the South Lost the War: An Analysis of the Fort Henry-Fort Donelson Campaign, February 1862.
This event at the Fort Donelson National Battlefield Visitor Center was part of the February 2012 sesquicentennial commemoration of the battle there.
7:27 pm CT Approx. 28 min. Medicare Fraud Attorney General Eric Holder and Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius announced ... Attorney General Eric Holder and Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius announced that 107 doctors, nurses and other health care providers from seven different states have been charged with fraudulent Medicare practices, 11:24 pm CT Approx. 53 min. Book Discussion on No Way Out Kevin Maurer; Mitch Weiss Mitch Weiss and Kevin Maurer talked about “Operation Commando Wrath,” conducted by ... Mitch Weiss and Kevin Maurer talked about “Operation Commando Wrath,” conducted by U.S. Special Forces soldiers in Afghanistan April 6, 2008. The soldiers felt the operation was flawed but undertook it anyway, resulting in one of the larger battles of the war. Ten soldiers in the unit received Silver Stars for their conduct in the battle (the most ever awarded to a unit since Vietnam). The authors talked about the mission and about how they came to write their book. They responded to questions from members of the audience at the Main Branch of the Union County Public Library in Monroe, North Carolina. 2:05 am CT Approx. 7 min. Shiloh National Military Park Stacy Allen The Civil War Battle of Shiloh took place April 6th and 7th, 1862 in Hardin County, Tennessee, and ... The Civil War Battle of Shiloh took place April 6th and 7th, 1862 in Hardin County, Tennessee, and resulted in a Union victory over Confederate forces. We visited Shiloh National Military Park, where Stacy Allen, the Park’s Chief Ranger, talked about some of the artifacts on display in the Visitor Center, including battle flags, arms and munitions. He also took us behind the scenes to the Park s storage facility, where he showed us two rare Civil War tents.
7:59 pm CT Approx. 22 min. 2012 State of Black America Report Marc Morial Marc Morial talked about the 2012 State of Black America Report. The report indicated that 34 ... Marc Morial talked about the 2012 State of Black America Report. The report indicated that 34 states had some form of voter identification law, and that a rising number of states were moving to disenfranchise ex-felons. It also showed increasing numbers of new restrictions on early and absentee voting. 12:20 am CT Approx. 1 hr. 1 min. Book Discussion on American Sniper Chris Kyle; Peter Slen U.S. Navy SEAL sniper Chris Kyle talked about his career and his autobiography, American ... U.S. Navy SEAL sniper Chris Kyle talked about his career and his autobiography, American Sniper: The Autobiography of the Most Lethal Sniper in U.S. Military History. While serving in Iraq from 2003 to 2009, Mr. Kyle accumulated more officially confirmed kills than any other sniper in U.S. military history. In his autobiography, Mr. Kyle, with Scott McEwen and Jim DeFelice, wrote about his early career as a professional rodeo rider, the challenges he had to overcome to become a SEAL, and his experiences in Iraq. He talked from Dallas, Texas, about his career and responded to telephone calls and electronic communications.
Some language may be offensive to some viewers.
3:31 am CT Approx. 44 min. Shiloh Battlefield Tour Stacy Allen The Civil War Battle of Shiloh took place April 6 and 7, 1862, in Hardin County, Tennessee, and ... The Civil War Battle of Shiloh took place April 6 and 7, 1862, in Hardin County, Tennessee, and resulted in a Union victory over Confederate forces attempting to defend two major western railroads servicing the strategically important Mississippi Valley region. Nearly 110,000 troops took part in the fighting, which produced almost 24,000 casualties, making it the bloodiest battle to that point in U.S. history. American History TV visited Shiloh National Military Park, where Stacy Allen, the park’s chief ranger, gave us a tour of the battlefield.
8:23 pm CT Approx. 1 hr. 7 min. 2012 State of Black America Panelists talked about the state of black America in 2012. Topics included young people and ... Panelists talked about the state of black America in 2012. Topics included young people and voting, the economy, and social media. After their discussion they answered audience members' questions. 1:25 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. 4:17 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.
9:32 pm CT Approx. 1 hr. 27 min. Evolution of Terrorist Groups Panelists spoke about counterterrorism strategies and lessons learned in recent efforts to ... Panelists spoke about counterterrorism strategies and lessons learned in recent efforts to eradicate terrorist groups such as the Nepali Maoists, the Taliban, and al-Qaida. They also responded to questions from the audience. 1:49 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. 5:19 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.
11:02 pm CT Approx. 24 min. Newt Gingrich Campaign Suspension Announcement Newton Gingrich Newt Gingrich announced the suspension of his campaign for the 2012 Republican presidential ... Newt Gingrich announced the suspension of his campaign for the 2012 Republican presidential nominee. 3:12 am CT Approx. 1 hr. 2 min. Michael Oren on U.S.-Israel Relations Michael Oren Ambassador Michael Oren talked about the unique relationship between the U.S. and Israel, their ... Ambassador Michael Oren talked about the unique relationship between the U.S. and Israel, their shared history, and future growth together. During his remarks several students walked out in protest of Israeli policies.
11:28 pm CT Approx. 28 min. Medicare Fraud Attorney General Eric Holder and Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius announced ... Attorney General Eric Holder and Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius announced that 107 doctors, nurses and other health care providers from seven different states have been charged with fraudulent Medicare practices, 4:17 am 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.
11:59 pm CT Approx. 23 min. 2012 State of Black America Report Marc Morial Marc Morial talked about the 2012 State of Black America Report. The report indicated that 34 ... Marc Morial talked about the 2012 State of Black America Report. The report indicated that 34 states had some form of voter identification law, and that a rising number of states were moving to disenfranchise ex-felons. It also showed increasing numbers of new restrictions on early and absentee voting. 5:49 am CT Approx. 1 hr. 25 min. 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.
12:22 am CT Approx. 1 hr. 7 min. 2012 State of Black America Panelists talked about the state of black America in 2012. Topics included young people and ... Panelists talked about the state of black America in 2012. Topics included young people and voting, the economy, and social media. After their discussion they answered audience members' questions.
1:32 am CT Approx. 1 hr. 27 min. Evolution of Terrorist Groups Panelists spoke about counterterrorism strategies and lessons learned in recent efforts to ... Panelists spoke about counterterrorism strategies and lessons learned in recent efforts to eradicate terrorist groups such as the Nepali Maoists, the Taliban, and al-Qaida. They also responded to questions from the audience.
3:00 am CT Approx. 40 min. Evolution of Terrorist Groups Panelists talked about the evolution and the capabilities of al-Qaida, and its influence on U.S ... Panelists talked about the evolution and the capabilities of al-Qaida, and its influence on U.S interests around the world. Among the issues they addressed were the lowered threat from the organization, challenges ahead for U.S. counterterrorism efforts, and the impact of the democratic movements in the region known as the “Arab Spring.”
3:41 am CT Approx. 48 min. Transatlantic Cyber Security European Union (EU) and U.S. homeland security officials talked about transatlantic cyber ... European Union (EU) and U.S. homeland security officials talked about transatlantic cyber security. EU Home Affairs Commissioner Malmstrom talked about the European Cyber Crime Center and some of the U.S.-EU cooperative successes, including the dismantling of a child sex exploitation network and the establishment of the EU-U.S. Cyber Security Working Group. In her remarks she stressed the need for shared responsibility for cyber security. Homeland Security Deputy Secretary Lute talked about the role of her department in cyber security, differences between national and homeland security, U.S. international policies and standards for cyber security, and other topics. After their speeches, they answered questions from the audience.
This discussion was part of a Center for Strategic and International Studies day-long conference on cyber security.
4:31 am CT Approx. 1 hr. Robert Zoellick Remarks Samuel Worthington; Robert Zoellick Outgoing World Bank President Robert Zoellick talked global development during his tenure. In ... Outgoing World Bank President Robert Zoellick talked global development during his tenure. In his remarks he cautioned against a top-down approach to international development work, and called on the U.S. to get its fiscal house in order. He also responded to questions from the audience.
5:33 am CT Approx. 24 min. Newt Gingrich Campaign Suspension Announcement Newton Gingrich Newt Gingrich announced the suspension of his campaign for the 2012 Republican presidential ... Newt Gingrich announced the suspension of his campaign for the 2012 Republican presidential nominee.