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6:00 am CT Approx. 45 min. LIVE Open Phones Robb Harleston Telephone lines were open for viewer comments on the question, “What is your view of ... Telephone lines were open for viewer comments on the question, “What is your view of economic recovery?” 5:31 am CT Approx. 1 hr. 28 min. Debate on Same Sex Marriage Bill Members of Parliament debated a measure legalizing same-sex marriage in Great Britain. Members of Parliament debated a measure legalizing same-sex marriage in Great Britain. 3:54 am CT Approx. 2 hr. 43 min. No Child Left Behind Waivers Secretary Arne Duncan and state education officials testified on the reforms implemented under ... Secretary Arne Duncan and state education officials testified on the reforms implemented under “No Child Left Behind” (NCLB) state flexibility waivers. Kentucky Education Commissioner Holliday also said that the automatic sequestration spending cuts would deeply affect his state’s schools, students, and teachers through loss of jobs and services. 
NCLB was an education program passed during the George W. Bush administration.
“Sequestration,” a legal procedure in which every federal agency has the same percentage of its budget taken back in order to cut deficit spending, was agreed to in the Budget Control Act of 2011 and scheduled to happen on March 1, 2013.
6:48 am CT Approx. 34 min. LIVE Sequestration and the Defense Budget Ray Locker; Robb Harleston Ray Locker talked about how the sequestration process would affect the defense and military ... Ray Locker talked about how the sequestration process would affect the defense and military budget, and he responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. Sequestration called for a series of automatic, across-the-board cuts to government agencies, totaling $1.2 trillion over 10 years. The cuts would be split evenly between defense and domestic discretionary spending. Topics included the causes of sequestration, and the reasons many in the military and defense department felt the cuts would be too severe. 7:01 am CT Approx. 53 min. Book Discussion on Catastrophic Care David Goldhill; Avik Roy David Goldhill, president and CEO of the Game Show Network, talks about his book, Catastrophic ... David Goldhill, president and CEO of the Game Show Network, talks about his book, Catastrophic Care: How American Health Care Killed My Father - and How We Can Fix It, in which he contends that his father’s death was avoidable and questions how the nations' health care system allows over 200,000 similar deaths due to error. In 2007 David Goldhill’s father died from an infection incurred at a hospital due to medical mistreatment. The author presented his thoughts on the expansion of health care coverage and why patients need to be more like customers who are active participants in the cost of their care. He also responded to questions from the audience at the Harvard Club in New York City. 6:41 am CT Approx. 20 min. Representative Michael Burgess on Health Care Michael Burgess; Lisa Simpson Representative Michael Burgess (R-TX) spoke about the state of national health policy. He was ... Representative Michael Burgess (R-TX) spoke about the state of national health policy. He was “wary” of the Affordable Care Act, the 2010 health care law, and its health care exchanges for the uninsured. He warned that looming congressional budget struggles and sequestration would affect health care and that the insurance exchanges would not be ready when scheduled.
“The Congressional Agenda” was part of the National Health Policy Conference held by AcademyHealth at the Grand Hyatt Washington.
7:25 am CT Approx. 54 min. LIVE CIA Overseas Drone Attacks Chris Anders; John Bellinger; Robb Harleston Christopher Anders and John Bellinger talked about the CIA’s “targeted killing” ... Christopher Anders and John Bellinger talked about the CIA’s “targeted killing” program, an Obama administration policy allowing for drone strikes in foreign countries against U.S. citizens identified as senior operational leader of a- Qaeda or one of its affiliates. Topics included the U.S. and international law and constitutional legal implications, and the Senate Select Intelligence nomination hearing for CIA director John Brennan, who was one of the chief architects of the policy. 7:55 am CT Approx. 4 min. Book Discussion on Reckless Robert Deans Bob Deans talked about his book, Reckless: The Political Assault on the American ... Bob Deans talked about his book, Reckless: The Political Assault on the American Environment. He was interviewed at the 2012 National Press Club’s 35th annual Book Fair and Authors' Night. 7:02 am CT Approx. 54 min. Former NASA Flight Director Gerry Griffin Oral History, Part 2 Gerry Griffin In the second of the this two-part interview, Gerald Griffin, former NASA flight director, flight ... In the second of the this two-part interview, Gerald Griffin, former NASA flight director, flight controller, and Johnson Space Center director, talked about transitioning from master control of the Apollo missions to director of the Johnson Space Center. He also talked about working with Washington, the results of the fatal Challenger mission, and the future of space travel. This hour long interview was part of the Johnson Space Center’s Oral History Project.
8:21 am CT Approx. 39 min. LIVE Family and Medical Leave Act Robb Harleston; Judith Lichtman Judith Lichtman talked about about the Family and Medical Leave Act, and her organization’s ... Judith Lichtman talked about about the Family and Medical Leave Act, and her organization’s role in crafting the act, which was passed in 1998. Topics included what the act accomplished, the benefits it offers to eligible employees, and ways it could be expanded upon, such as the inclusion of paid sick days for employees. She also responded to viewer comments and questions. 8:00 am CT Approx. 3 hr. In Depth with Randall Robinson Randall Robinson; Peter Slen Randall Robinson, founder and president emeritus of TransAfrica, talks about his life, career, and ... Randall Robinson, founder and president emeritus of TransAfrica, talks about his life, career, and body of work. Mr. Robinson is distinguished scholar in residence at The Dickinson School of Law at Penn State. He received humanitarian awards from UNICEF, the Southern Christian Leadership Conference and the Congressional Black Caucus, among others. During the interview he responded to telephone calls and electronic communications.
Mr. Robinson has written five non-fiction books: Defending the Spirit: A Black Life in America; The Debt: What America Owes to Blacks; The Reckoning: What Blacks Owe to Each Other; Quitting America: The Departure of a Black Man from His Native Land; An Unbroken Agony: Haiti, From Revolution to the Kidnapping of a President. He has also written the novel Makeda.
7:57 am CT Approx. 59 min. Book Discussion on A Nation of Deadbeats Paul Levengood; Scott Nelson Author Scott Nelson discussed his book, A Nation of Deadbeats: An Uncommon History of ... Author Scott Nelson discussed his book, A Nation of Deadbeats: An Uncommon History of America’s Financial Disasters, in which he argues that consumer debt has underpinned almost every major financial panic in the nation’s history. In each case, the chain of banks, brokers, moneylenders, and insurance companies that separated borrowers and lenders made it impossible to distinguish good loans from bad. Bound up in this history are stories of national banks funded by smugglers, fistfights in Congress over the gold standard, America’s early dependence on British bankers, and how presidential campaigns were forged in controversies over private debt.
9:01 am CT Approx. 1 hr. 43 min. Papers of Clay T. (Tom) Whitehead The Library of Congress held a panel discussion with some former colleagues of the late Clay T. ... The Library of Congress held a panel discussion with some former colleagues of the late Clay T. (Tom) Whitehead to discuss his legacy and unveil his collected papers.
The Library of Congress recently accepted the papers of Clay T. Whitehead, who many credit as a visionary who helped create the modern telecommunications industry, first as a member of the Nixon administration and then as an entrepreneur. Mr. Whitehead led government efforts in the 1960s and 1970s to deregulate telecommunications and break up communications monopolies such as the Bell companies, paving the way for cable TV, cell phones, and other now widely used technologies.
11:02 am CT Approx. 32 min. Book Discussion on Dinner with Churchill Cita Stelzer Cita Stelzer talked about her book, Dinner with Churchill: Policy-Making at the Dinner ... Cita Stelzer talked about her book, Dinner with Churchill: Policy-Making at the Dinner Table, in which she examined the dinners hosted by Winston Churchill during and after World War II, which were used to persuade world leaders to adopt his position on various matters. Ms. Stelzer also responded to questions from the audience at Changing Hands Bookstore in Tempe, Arizona. 9:02 am CT Approx. 1 hr. 59 min. History in the Digital Age Panelists at the American Historical Association’s annual conference in New Orleans talked ... Panelists at the American Historical Association’s annual conference in New Orleans talked about how the Internet, YouTube, and Twitter have changed the way historians present their material to the public.
10:49 am CT Approx. 38 min. Delaware State of the State Jack Markell Governor Jack Markell (D) gave his annual state of the state address. Governor Jack Markell (D) gave his annual state of the state address. 11:45 am CT Approx. 55 min. Book Discussion on My Share of the Task Mark Bowden; Stanley McChrystal General Stanley McChrystal talked about his memoir, My Share of the Task, with author and ... General Stanley McChrystal talked about his memoir, My Share of the Task, with author and journalist Mark Bowden. In the book, the former commander of U.S. forces in Afghanistan recounted the major turning points in his 34-year military career, which ended in 2010. He responded to questions from the library at the Free Library of Philadelphia. 
Stanley McChrystal, a graduate of West Point, retired from the U.S. Army in July 2010 as a four-star general. Along with commanding U.S. forces in Afghanistan, General McChrystal also served as commander of the Joint Special Operations Command and as director of the Joint Staff. He is the co-founder of McChrystal Group, a consulting firm, and, since August 2010, has been a senior fellow at Yale University’s Jackson Institute for Global Affairs.
11:03 am CT Approx. 53 min. Book Discussion on Enterprise Barbara Peters; Barrett Tillman Military historian Barrett Tillman presents a history of the American aircraft carrier, the USS ... Military historian Barrett Tillman presents a history of the American aircraft carrier, the USS Enterprise, the most decorated military ship in U.S. history. Commissioned in 1938, the Enterprise was involved in twenty battles in World War II’s Pacific theater, which included battles at Midway, Guadalcanal, and Iwo Jima. Mr. Tillman recounts the ship’s numerous assignments during the war, from December 1941 to May 1945, and profiles several of the sailors who served on board. Barrett Tillman responded to questions from members of the audience at Poisoned Pen Bookstore in Scottsdale, Arizona.
11:27 am CT Approx. 38 min. Arizona State of the State Address Janice Brewer Arizona Governor Jan Brewer (R) gave her annual state of the state address to a joint session of ... Arizona Governor Jan Brewer (R) gave her annual state of the state address to a joint session of the legislature in the House chamber.*She said that while the state opted out of setting up health exchanges under the federal health care law it could not opt out of the Medicaid expansion. To protect Arizona taxpayers, Governor Brewer proposed a “circuit breaker” or automatic rollback of enrollment if federal reimbursement rates decreased. She also called for the legislature to approve emergency funding to hire additional child protective services case workers and to simplify the sales tax code.
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12:54 pm CT Approx. 1 min. New Books Being Released Week of 2/9/13 A list of new books being released the week of February 9, 2013. A list of new books being released the week of February 9, 2013. 12:00 pm CT Approx. 55 min. Howard Baker, Jr. Oral History Howard Baker; Richard Smith Former Senator Howard Baker, Jr., talked about his career. He also talked about the career of ... Former Senator Howard Baker, Jr., talked about his career. He also talked about the career of former Senator Robert Dole (R-KS).
This never-before-aired interview with historian Richard Norton Smith is part of an oral history project at the Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics at the University of Kansas. The location of the interview is not known.
12:05 pm CT Approx. 34 min. Wisconsin State of the State Address Scott Walker Governor Scott Walker (R) gave the annual state of the state address. Governor Scott Walker (R) gave the annual state of the state address. 12:56 pm CT Approx. 3 min. Book Discussion on The Rise of Marco Rubio Manuel Roig-Franzia Author Manuel Roig-Franzia talked about his book, The Rise of Marco Rubio.
This ...
Author Manuel Roig-Franzia talked about his book, The Rise of Marco Rubio.
This interview was held at the 35th Annual National Press Club Book Fair and Authors' Night, a fundraiser for the Eric Friedheim National Journalism Library held Tuesday, November 13, 2012, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m
12:59 pm CT Approx. 1 hr. Q&A with Douglas Brinkley Douglas Brinkley; Brian Lamb Rice University History Professor Douglas Brinkley talked about his new biography of long-time CBS ... Rice University History Professor Douglas Brinkley talked about his new biography of long-time CBS “Evening News” anchor Walter Cronkite, who was often referred to as “the most trusted man in America.” Cronkite chronicles his early life in Missouri and Texas and his United Press wire service reporting from the front lines of World War II. He shared stories of Cronkite’s rise through the ranks of CBS News, including the task of anchoring the 1952 political conventions and the expansion of the CBS Evening News from 15 to 30 minutes in 1963. Brinkley suggests that while Cronkite’s Evening News broadcasts aimed for political objectivity, his radio commentaries were what he terms “left leaning.” Brinkley describes Cronkite’s retirement at age 65 from the nightly newscast and his subsequent regret in choosing Dan Rather as his replacement. Brinkley discussed his research methods, which included access to Cronkite’s private papers and interviews with over 150 people.
12:40 pm CT Approx. 34 min. Washington Gubernatorial Inauguration Jay Inslee Governor Jay Inslee gave his inaugural address the governor of the state of Washington to a joint ... Governor Jay Inslee gave his inaugural address the governor of the state of Washington to a joint session of the legislature in the State House. Topics included the nearly $1 billion state deficit,climate change, gun control, and transportation. 
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1:01 pm CT Approx. 59 min. Book Discussion on Scoop: The Evolution of a Southern Reporter Barbara Matusow, editor of Scoop: The Evolution of a Southern Reporter, recounted the life ... Barbara Matusow, editor of Scoop: The Evolution of a Southern Reporter, recounted the life and career of her late husband, Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter Jack Nelson (1929-2009). Mr. Nelson, a former reporter for the Atlanta Constitution and Washington bureau chief for the Los Angeles Times, is remembered for his investigative reportage of the civil rights movement and Watergate. Barbara Matusow was joined by former President Jimmy Carter, former Mayor of Atlanta and U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Andrew Young, and former Justice Department spokesman Terry Adamson to discuss Jack Nelson’s memoir, Scoop: The Evolution of a Southern Reporter. The event was moderated by Hank Klibanoff, and took place at the Jimmy Carter Presidential Library and Museum in Atlanta, Georgia 2:00 pm CT Approx. 28 min. The Civil War and American Art, Part 2 Eleanor Harvey In this second of a two-part look at a Smithsonian American Art Museum exhibit, senior curator ... In this second of a two-part look at a Smithsonian American Art Museum exhibit, senior curator Eleanor Jones Harvey talked about the symbolism of a selection of paintings and photographs with a group of journalists.
1:17 pm CT Approx. 48 min. Republican Agenda for 2013 Arthur Brooks; Eric Cantor House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) talked about the Republican Party agenda for the 113th ... House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) talked about the Republican Party agenda for the 113th Congress and the role of government. He talked about policy proposals called “Making Life Work,” focused on areas where Congress can help make life work for more people, including: education, health care, workforce reform, immigration, and innovation. 2:02 pm CT Approx. 1 hr. 35 min. Book Discussion on Talibanistan Peter Bergen and a panel of contributors to the book, Talibanistan: Negotiating the Borders ... Peter Bergen and a panel of contributors to the book, Talibanistan: Negotiating the Borders Between Terror, Politics and Religion talked about the threat posed by extremists who operate in the border area between Afghanistan and Pakistan. 2:30 pm CT Approx. 1 hr. 34 min. Presidents in World Affairs Scholars talked about the differences in leadership styles between Presidents Franklin Roosevelt ... Scholars talked about the differences in leadership styles between Presidents Franklin Roosevelt and Harry Truman, as well as President Dwight Eisenhower’s ideology, and how it guided his decision-making during the Cold War. This was part of the conference, “Recasting Presidential History,” held at the University of Virginia’s Miller Center for Public Affairs. The presentation, “Presidents in the World” was the annual Ambassador William C. Battle Symposium on American Diplomacy.
2:08 pm CT Approx. 1 hr. 3 min. U.S. 2013 Economic Outlook Douglas Elmendorf Douglas Elmendorf held a news conference on the just released projection of the federal budget and ... Douglas Elmendorf held a news conference on the just released projection of the federal budget and the economy for the next decade. Topics included debt levels, gross domestic production, and demographics. He said that unemployment was expected to remain above 7.5 percent through 2014, and budget deficits in the upcoming decade would total approximately $7 trillion. The report also showed that 2013 economic growth would be about half of what it could have been if not for scheduled budget cuts and tax increases. 3:38 pm CT Approx. 13 min. Biography and Fiction Robert Richardson From the 31st annual Key West Literary Seminar in Key West, Florida, biographer Robert Richardson ... From the 31st annual Key West Literary Seminar in Key West, Florida, biographer Robert Richardson delivered a talk entitled, “In Search of Lost Time: Biography and Fiction.” 4:06 pm CT Approx. 51 min. Native American Lands and the Supreme Court Ruth Ginsburg; Angela Riley Angela Riley spoke in the Supreme Court chamber about the history of the Supreme Court and Native ... Angela Riley spoke in the Supreme Court chamber about the history of the Supreme Court and Native American lands. The lecture, which took place in the Supreme Court chamber, was one in a series hosted by the Supreme Court Historical Society on the Constitution, the Supreme Court, and property rights. Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg introduced Professor Riley.
3:13 pm CT Approx. 4 min. Washington Press Club Foundation Annual Congressional Dinner The Washington Press Club Foundation hosted their 69th annual congressional dinner in Washington, ... The Washington Press Club Foundation hosted their 69th annual congressional dinner in Washington, DC. Speakers included Representative Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) and Senator Heidi Heitkamp (D-ND). Journalist and author Lynn Povich was honored with the foundation’s lifetime achievement award. She is a former Newsweek Magazine senior editor and the first woman to hold that position. CBS News Chief White House Correspondent Major Garrett acted as the master of ceremonies. 3:52 pm CT Approx. 2 min. Publishing News 2-7-13 Publishing news from the week of February 7, 2013. Publishing news from the week of February 7, 2013. 5:03 pm CT Approx. 56 min. Three Days at Gettysburg, Part 1 Harold Holzer; James McPherson; Craig Symonds Historians Craig Symonds, James McPherson and Harold Holzer discuss the first day of the Battle of ... Historians Craig Symonds, James McPherson and Harold Holzer discuss the first day of the Battle of Gettysburg. The three-day battle fought in Pennsylvania from July 1 through July 3, 1863, resulted in an estimated 51,000 casualties.
This is the first part of a two-part program, “Three Days at Gettysburg,” that was part of the series “The Civil War: 150 Years,” a program of the New York Historical Society Bernard and Irene Schwartz Distinguished Speakers Series. This event is labeled “Part II” in the archives of the New York Historical Society, as it was originally scheduled.
3:17 pm CT Approx. 54 min. John Sopko on Afghanistan's Reconstruction Robert Lamb; John Sopko Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR) John Sopko talked about the ... Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR) John Sopko talked about the specific goals of the inspector general and outlined seven key questions facing the U.S. concerning the future of Afghanistan reconstruction efforts. His quarterly report, released on January 30, 2013, showed that the U.S. government has appropriated almost $90 billion to rebuild Afghanistan was critical of how that money was spent, including over $7 million on a largely unused building for the Afghan police and nearly $1 billion in fuel possibly purchased from Iran. Special Inspector General Sopko responded to questions from members of the audience. 4:02 pm CT Approx. 52 min. Book Discussion on Bullies Ben Shapiro Ben Shapiro talked about his book, Bullies: How the Left’s Culture of Fear and ... Ben Shapiro talked about his book, Bullies: How the Left’s Culture of Fear and Intimidation Silences America, in which he contends that liberals are guilty of bullying their opposition and creating an environment that discourages political debate. Ben Shapiro spoke at the Heritage Foundation in Washington, D.C. 6:03 pm CT Approx. 53 min. Living with the Atomic Bomb Michael Scheibach Michael Scheibach, a specialist in the Atomic age, talked about how Americans from 1940-1960 dealt ... Michael Scheibach, a specialist in the Atomic age, talked about how Americans from 1940-1960 dealt with the threat of nuclear annihilation, including the impact of civil defense drills, merchandising campaigns using atomic imagery, and popular entertainments like comic books and science fiction movies.
4:15 pm CT Approx. 1 hr. 1 min. U.S.-Pakistan Relations David Cook; Sherry Rehman Pakistani Ambassador to the U.S. Sherry Rehman talked with reporters about the status of ... Pakistani Ambassador to the U.S. Sherry Rehman talked with reporters about the status of U.S.-Pakistan relations at a Christian Science Monitor Breakfast event at the St. Regis Hotel. She said that drone strikes are a direct violation of international law and Pakistan’s sovereignty and warned that continued U.S. operations are a red line for Pakistan. She also said that drones are counter-productive and only result in more terrorists and militants on the ground. Other topics discussed included America’s exit from Afghanistan and empowering women and girls in Southeast Asia. 5:01 pm CT Approx. 56 min. Book Discussion on We Band of Angels Brian Lamb; Elizabeth Norman Ms. Norman talked about her book We Band of Angels: The Untold Story of American Nurses ... Ms. Norman talked about her book We Band of Angels: The Untold Story of American Nurses Trapped on Bataan by the Japanese, published by Random House. The book relates the stories of Army and Navy nurses that evacuated Manila, Philippines, while under attack by the Japanese and their establishment of a jungle hospital for the numerous casualties. They were eventually captured and imprisoned by the Japanese. 6:57 pm CT Approx. 2 min. Titanic Memorial Richard Smith Historian Richard Norton Smith talked about the Titanic Memorial, on Washington, DC’s ... Historian Richard Norton Smith talked about the Titanic Memorial, on Washington, DC’s southwest waterfront. The memorial was erected by the Women’s Titanic Memorial Association. It is dedicated to the men who gave their lives so that women and children might survive the April 15, 1912 RMS Titanic disaster. The sculpture was designed by Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney, and the surrounding bench was designed by Henry Bacon.
5:17 pm CT Approx. 3 min. Washington Press Club Foundation Annual Congressional Dinner The Washington Press Club Foundation hosted their 69th annual congressional dinner in Washington, ... The Washington Press Club Foundation hosted their 69th annual congressional dinner in Washington, DC. Speakers included Representative Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) and Senator Heidi Heitkamp (D-ND). Journalist and author Lynn Povich was honored with the foundation’s lifetime achievement award. She is a former Newsweek Magazine senior editor and the first woman to hold that position. CBS News Chief White House Correspondent Major Garrett acted as the master of ceremonies. 6:00 pm CT Approx. 59 min. Book Discussion on After the Music Stopped Alan Blinder Professor Alan Blinder talked about his book, After the Music Stopped: The Financial Crisis, ... Professor Alan Blinder talked about his book, After the Music Stopped: The Financial Crisis, the Response, and the Work Ahead, in which he argues that the 2008 financial crisis resulted from the financial system becoming too complex and unregulated. He also responded to questions from the audience at Politics and Prose in Washington, DC. 7:02 pm CT Approx. 1 hr. 33 min. Eugenics in Early 20th Century America Robert Rydell Professor Robert Rydell of Montana State University talked about the history of eugenics in early ... Professor Robert Rydell of Montana State University talked about the history of eugenics in early 20th century America. Eugenics is a science that advocates improving the hereditary qualities of a race through controlled mating. Professor Rydell talked about some of the eugenics studies and experiments that took in the United States, as well as eugenics-based forced sterilization laws passed by several states that targeted the so-called “feebleminded.”
5:21 pm CT Approx. 3 min. Weekly Presidential Address Barack Obama President Obama delivered the weekly presidential address. He talked about sequestration and ... President Obama delivered the weekly presidential address. He talked about sequestration and tax policy. 7:01 pm CT Approx. 39 min. Book Discussion on The Fifth Assassin Brad Meltzer Brad Meltzer talked about the research for his novel, The Fifth Assassin, including his ... Brad Meltzer talked about the research for his novel, The Fifth Assassin, including his examination of the four people who have successfully assassinated U.S. presidents. He also talked about the assistance he received from former president George H.W. Bush. Mr. Meltzer spoke at Barnes and Noble Booksellers in Los Angeles. 8:36 pm CT Approx. 24 min. History of the State of the Union Address Senate Historian Donald Ritchie talked about the history of the State of the Union from George ... Senate Historian Donald Ritchie talked about the history of the State of the Union from George Washington to the present. The interview includes historic video clips, photographs, and artwork depicting joint sessions of Congress. This discussion was followed by portions of Presidents Kennedy’s 1963 and President Nixon’s 1970 State of the Union addresses.
5:25 pm CT Approx. 4 min. Weekly Republican Address Lisa Murkowski Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) delivered the weekly Republican address. She talked about ... Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) delivered the weekly Republican address. She talked about energy policy, 7:45 pm CT Approx. 1 hr. 3 min. Book Discussion on The Insurgents Fred Kaplan Fred Kaplan talked about his book, The Insurgents: David Petraeus and the Plot to Change the ... Fred Kaplan talked about his book, The Insurgents: David Petraeus and the Plot to Change the American Way of War, in which he chronicles how General David Petraeus and his advisors transformed the U.S. military to fight future small wars against insurgents and terrorists. Mr. Kaplan spoke at the Louisville Free Public Library in Kentucky. 9:00 pm CT Approx. 56 min. Three Days at Gettysburg, Part 1 Harold Holzer; James McPherson; Craig Symonds Historians Craig Symonds, James McPherson and Harold Holzer discuss the first day of the Battle of ... Historians Craig Symonds, James McPherson and Harold Holzer discuss the first day of the Battle of Gettysburg. The three-day battle fought in Pennsylvania from July 1 through July 3, 1863, resulted in an estimated 51,000 casualties.
This is the first part of a two-part program, “Three Days at Gettysburg,” that was part of the series “The Civil War: 150 Years,” a program of the New York Historical Society Bernard and Irene Schwartz Distinguished Speakers Series. This event is labeled “Part II” in the archives of the New York Historical Society, as it was originally scheduled.
5:31 pm CT Approx. 25 min. Communicators with David Steel Peter Slen; David Steel David Steel, Samsung Electronics North America’s executive vice president for strategy, ... David Steel, Samsung Electronics North America’s executive vice president for strategy, talked about the expanding American consumer market for technology, the future of television, and the latest developments in the technology market. Samsung is the world’s largest technology company in sales and is the second highest recipient of U.S. patents. 
This is the fourth in a series of “The Communicators” interviews taped at the International CES, a show sponsored by the Consumer Electronics Association January 8-11, 2013, in Las Vegas.*The interviews highlight some of the newest developments in TV and communications and consumer technology, as well as policy issues flowing from them. "The Communicators" talked with technology industry leaders, policymakers, and legislators, and with innovators showing technology products set to be unveiled during the coming year.
8:49 pm CT Approx. 2 min. Publishing News 2-7-13 Publishing news from the week of February 7, 2013. Publishing news from the week of February 7, 2013. 10:00 pm CT Approx. 53 min. Living with the Atomic Bomb Michael Scheibach Michael Scheibach, a specialist in the Atomic age, talked about how Americans from 1940-1960 dealt ... Michael Scheibach, a specialist in the Atomic age, talked about how Americans from 1940-1960 dealt with the threat of nuclear annihilation, including the impact of civil defense drills, merchandising campaigns using atomic imagery, and popular entertainments like comic books and science fiction movies.
5:58 pm CT Approx. 59 min. Health Care Policy and the States Gary Herbert; Thomas Miller Governor Gary Herbert (R-UT) talked about his state’s efforts to reform health care and ... Governor Gary Herbert (R-UT) talked about his state’s efforts to reform health care and ongoing disputes with the federal government over the 2010 health care law, the Affordable Care Act (ACA). He said that although he did not support the ACA, it was the law of the land and that states “must deal with it.” He described Utah’s health exchanges, based on a free marketplace with consumers deciding the coverage that works best for them. He outlined aspects of the ACA that Utah would not comply with, including not enforcing the individual mandate, administering Medicaid through the health exchange, and the tax credit through the exchange. 9:01 pm CT Approx. 57 min. After Words with John Mackey John Mackey; Kimberly Strassel John Mackey talked about his book, Conscious Capitalism: Liberating the Heroic Spirit of ... John Mackey talked about his book, Conscious Capitalism: Liberating the Heroic Spirit of Business, in which he argued that capitalism did not have to be a zero-sum game. He highlighted the practices of companies like Whole Foods and Southwest that seek to increase value for their shareholders by creating value for their customers and employees as well. He discussed what he believed was a better business model with the Wall Street Journal’s Kim Strassel. 10:56 pm CT Approx. 4 min. The Civil War and American Art, Part 2 Eleanor Harvey In this second of a two-part look at a Smithsonian American Art Museum exhibit, senior curator ... In this second of a two-part look at a Smithsonian American Art Museum exhibit, senior curator Eleanor Jones Harvey talked about the symbolism of a selection of paintings and photographs with a group of journalists.
7:00 pm CT Approx. 19 min. Ed Koch Funeral Michael Bloomberg; Bill Clinton; Edward Koch A funeral service was held for former New York City Mayor Ed Koch, who died on February 1, 2013, ... A funeral service was held for former New York City Mayor Ed Koch, who died on February 1, 2013, at the age of 88. He served as mayor from 1978-1989. During this portion of the service Mayor Michael Bloomberg and former President Bill Clinton spoke. 10:01 pm CT Approx. 1 hr. 21 min. Book Discussion on Freedom National James Oakes talked about his book, Freedom National: The Destruction of Slavery in the United ... James Oakes talked about his book, Freedom National: The Destruction of Slavery in the United States, 1861-1865, in which he examines the efforts, ranging from the militaristic to the legislative, to end slavery during the Civil War. The author spoke on a panel with Pulitzer Prize-winning historians Annette Gordon-Reed and James McPherson, Edward Ayers, president of the University of Richmond, and Eric Foner, history professor at Columbia University. The panel was hosted by the National Archives in Washington, D.C. 11:00 pm CT Approx. 1 hr. 32 min. Eugenics in Early 20th Century America Robert Rydell Professor Robert Rydell of Montana State University talked about the history of eugenics in early ... Professor Robert Rydell of Montana State University talked about the history of eugenics in early 20th century America. Eugenics is a science that advocates improving the hereditary qualities of a race through controlled mating. Professor Rydell talked about some of the eugenics studies and experiments that took in the United States, as well as eugenics-based forced sterilization laws passed by several states that targeted the so-called “feebleminded.”
7:23 pm CT Approx. 48 min. Washington Press Club Foundation Annual Congressional Dinner The Washington Press Club Foundation hosted their 69th annual congressional dinner in Washington, ... The Washington Press Club Foundation hosted their 69th annual congressional dinner in Washington, DC. Speakers included Representative Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) and Senator Heidi Heitkamp (D-ND). Journalist and author Lynn Povich was honored with the foundation’s lifetime achievement award. She is a former Newsweek Magazine senior editor and the first woman to hold that position. CBS News Chief White House Correspondent Major Garrett acted as the master of ceremonies. 11:30 pm CT Approx. 1 hr. 17 min. Book Discussion on Into the Desert: Reflections on the Gulf War Jeffrey Engel talked about his book, Into the Desert: Reflections on the Gulf War, a ... Jeffrey Engel talked about his book, Into the Desert: Reflections on the Gulf War, a collection of essays by journalists, government officials, and scholars that looks back on the events and impact of the 1990-91 Persian Gulf War. Mr. Engel, who edited the book, spoke at Texas A&M University. 12:34 am CT Approx. 25 min. History of the State of the Union Address Senate Historian Donald Ritchie talked about the history of the State of the Union from George ... Senate Historian Donald Ritchie talked about the history of the State of the Union from George Washington to the present. The interview includes historic video clips, photographs, and artwork depicting joint sessions of Congress. This discussion was followed by portions of Presidents Kennedy’s 1963 and President Nixon’s 1970 State of the Union addresses.
8:13 pm CT Approx. 33 min. Freedom of the Press in Afghanistan Greta Brawner; Abdul Mujeeb Khalvatgar Abdul Mujeeb Khalvatgar talked about his work cultivating independent media in Afghanistan, and ... Abdul Mujeeb Khalvatgar talked about his work cultivating independent media in Afghanistan, and described the climate in Afghanistan for journalism and journalists. He responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. 1:01 am CT Approx. 1 hr. 29 min. Book Discussion on The New Jim Crow Michelle Alexander Michelle Alexander talked about her book, The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of ... Michelle Alexander talked about her book, The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness, in which she argues that the “get tough on crime” policies that began in the early 1970s were enacted in an effort to push back the gains of the Civil Rights Movement. This effort, she said, had been successful. Professor Alexander spoke at the University of Tennessee at an event hosted by the university’s Africana Studies Program. 1:00 am CT Approx. 28 min. The Civil War and American Art, Part 2 Eleanor Harvey In this second of a two-part look at a Smithsonian American Art Museum exhibit, senior curator ... In this second of a two-part look at a Smithsonian American Art Museum exhibit, senior curator Eleanor Jones Harvey talked about the symbolism of a selection of paintings and photographs with a group of journalists.
8:51 pm CT Approx. 56 min. U.S. Manufacturing Jeffrey Immelt was interviewed by Gregory Ip about the state of U.S. manufacturing. Then he ... Jeffrey Immelt was interviewed by Gregory Ip about the state of U.S. manufacturing. Then he responded to questions from three more journalists. He discussed the impact of political uncertainty at the national level on the economy, saying that small and medium-sized businesses were affected much more than large businesses such as General Electric. Other topics included the role of colleges and universities in supplying manufacturing labor, employee benefits, and corporate tax code simplification.
“Writing America’s Next Manufacturing Chapter: Designing a New Compact Between Firms, Workers, Communitites & Government” was part of the Atlantic Live’s “Manufacturing’s Next Chapter” conference held at the Newseum Knight Conference Center.
2:31 am CT Approx. 51 min. Book Discussion on The Financial Crisis and the Free Market Cure John Allison John Allison talked about his book, The Financial Crisis and the Free Market Cure: Why Pure ... John Allison talked about his book, The Financial Crisis and the Free Market Cure: Why Pure Capitalism is the World Economy’s Only Hope, in which he argues that government incentives and regulation caused the 2008 collapse and says that to improve the economy we need to adopt pure free market policies. He responded to questions from the audience at the Heritage Foundation in Washington, DC. 1:30 am CT Approx. 1 hr. 34 min. Presidents in World Affairs Scholars talked about the differences in leadership styles between Presidents Franklin Roosevelt ... Scholars talked about the differences in leadership styles between Presidents Franklin Roosevelt and Harry Truman, as well as President Dwight Eisenhower’s ideology, and how it guided his decision-making during the Cold War. This was part of the conference, “Recasting Presidential History,” held at the University of Virginia’s Miller Center for Public Affairs. The presentation, “Presidents in the World” was the annual Ambassador William C. Battle Symposium on American Diplomacy.
9:47 pm CT Approx. 4 min. Weekly Presidential Address Barack Obama President Obama delivered the weekly presidential address. He talked about sequestration and ... President Obama delivered the weekly presidential address. He talked about sequestration and tax policy. 3:31 am CT Approx. 54 min. Immigration Stories With Congress scheduled to debate the issue of immigration in February 2013, Book TV has put ... With Congress scheduled to debate the issue of immigration in February 2013, Book TV has put together portions author talks which tell the individual stories of immigrants to the United States. You can watch each of the events in full online at www.booktv.org.
Book Discussions included in this program are:
A Long Way Gone
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New Kids
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The Distance Between Us
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My Dream of Stars
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Darkroom
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Learning to Die in Miami
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3:05 am CT Approx. 51 min. Native American Lands and the Supreme Court Ruth Ginsburg; Angela Riley Angela Riley spoke in the Supreme Court chamber about the history of the Supreme Court and Native ... Angela Riley spoke in the Supreme Court chamber about the history of the Supreme Court and Native American lands. The lecture, which took place in the Supreme Court chamber, was one in a series hosted by the Supreme Court Historical Society on the Constitution, the Supreme Court, and property rights. Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg introduced Professor Riley.
9:51 pm CT Approx. 4 min. Weekly Republican Address Lisa Murkowski Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) delivered the weekly Republican address. She talked about ... Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) delivered the weekly Republican address. She talked about energy policy, 4:26 am CT Approx. 2 min. Publishing News 2-7-13 Publishing news from the week of February 7, 2013. Publishing news from the week of February 7, 2013. 4:00 am CT Approx. 56 min. Book Discussion on Enterprise Barbara Peters; Barrett Tillman Military historian Barrett Tillman presents a history of the American aircraft carrier, the USS ... Military historian Barrett Tillman presents a history of the American aircraft carrier, the USS Enterprise, the most decorated military ship in U.S. history. Commissioned in 1938, the Enterprise was involved in twenty battles in World War II’s Pacific theater, which included battles at Midway, Guadalcanal, and Iwo Jima. Mr. Tillman recounts the ship’s numerous assignments during the war, from December 1941 to May 1945, and profiles several of the sailors who served on board. Barrett Tillman responded to questions from members of the audience at Poisoned Pen Bookstore in Scottsdale, Arizona.
10:00 pm CT Approx. 19 min. Ed Koch Funeral Michael Bloomberg; Bill Clinton; Edward Koch A funeral service was held for former New York City Mayor Ed Koch, who died on February 1, 2013, ... A funeral service was held for former New York City Mayor Ed Koch, who died on February 1, 2013, at the age of 88. He served as mayor from 1978-1989. During this portion of the service Mayor Michael Bloomberg and former President Bill Clinton spoke. 4:30 am CT Approx. 32 min. Book Discussion on Dinner with Churchill Cita Stelzer Cita Stelzer talked about her book, Dinner with Churchill: Policy-Making at the Dinner ... Cita Stelzer talked about her book, Dinner with Churchill: Policy-Making at the Dinner Table, in which she examined the dinners hosted by Winston Churchill during and after World War II, which were used to persuade world leaders to adopt his position on various matters. Ms. Stelzer also responded to questions from the audience at Changing Hands Bookstore in Tempe, Arizona. 5:00 am CT Approx. 55 min. Howard Baker, Jr. Oral History Howard Baker; Richard Smith Former Senator Howard Baker, Jr., talked about his career. He also talked about the career of ... Former Senator Howard Baker, Jr., talked about his career. He also talked about the career of former Senator Robert Dole (R-KS).
This never-before-aired interview with historian Richard Norton Smith is part of an oral history project at the Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics at the University of Kansas. The location of the interview is not known.
10:22 pm CT Approx. 48 min. Washington Press Club Foundation Annual Congressional Dinner The Washington Press Club Foundation hosted their 69th annual congressional dinner in Washington, ... The Washington Press Club Foundation hosted their 69th annual congressional dinner in Washington, DC. Speakers included Representative Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) and Senator Heidi Heitkamp (D-ND). Journalist and author Lynn Povich was honored with the foundation’s lifetime achievement award. She is a former Newsweek Magazine senior editor and the first woman to hold that position. CBS News Chief White House Correspondent Major Garrett acted as the master of ceremonies. 5:15 am CT Approx. 1 hr. 20 min. Book Discussion on My Beloved World Randall Morton; Sonia Sotomayor Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor talked about her autobiography, My Beloved World, in ... Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor talked about her autobiography, My Beloved World, in which she recounts her life from her childhood in the Bronx to her education at Princeton and Yale Law School, as well as her legal and judicial career, which led to her appointment as the first Hispanic and third woman to sit on the Supreme Court. Justice Sotomayor spoke at the Wortham Center in Houston. 5:56 am CT Approx. 2 min. Titanic Memorial Richard Smith Historian Richard Norton Smith talked about the Titanic Memorial, on Washington, DC’s ... Historian Richard Norton Smith talked about the Titanic Memorial, on Washington, DC’s southwest waterfront. The memorial was erected by the Women’s Titanic Memorial Association. It is dedicated to the men who gave their lives so that women and children might survive the April 15, 1912 RMS Titanic disaster. The sculpture was designed by Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney, and the surrounding bench was designed by Henry Bacon.
11:13 pm CT Approx. 33 min. Freedom of the Press in Afghanistan Greta Brawner; Abdul Mujeeb Khalvatgar Abdul Mujeeb Khalvatgar talked about his work cultivating independent media in Afghanistan, and ... Abdul Mujeeb Khalvatgar talked about his work cultivating independent media in Afghanistan, and described the climate in Afghanistan for journalism and journalists. He responded to telephone calls and electronic communications.
11:51 pm CT Approx. 56 min. U.S. Manufacturing Jeffrey Immelt was interviewed by Gregory Ip about the state of U.S. manufacturing. Then he ... Jeffrey Immelt was interviewed by Gregory Ip about the state of U.S. manufacturing. Then he responded to questions from three more journalists. He discussed the impact of political uncertainty at the national level on the economy, saying that small and medium-sized businesses were affected much more than large businesses such as General Electric. Other topics included the role of colleges and universities in supplying manufacturing labor, employee benefits, and corporate tax code simplification.
“Writing America’s Next Manufacturing Chapter: Designing a New Compact Between Firms, Workers, Communitites & Government” was part of the Atlantic Live’s “Manufacturing’s Next Chapter” conference held at the Newseum Knight Conference Center.
12:48 am CT Approx. 4 min. Weekly Presidential Address Barack Obama President Obama delivered the weekly presidential address. He talked about sequestration and ... President Obama delivered the weekly presidential address. He talked about sequestration and tax policy.
12:52 am CT Approx. 4 min. Weekly Republican Address Lisa Murkowski Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) delivered the weekly Republican address. She talked about ... Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) delivered the weekly Republican address. She talked about energy policy,
1:00 am CT Approx. 1 hr. 23 min. Federal Income Tax Panelists talked about the history of the federal income tax, which was enabled by the ... Panelists talked about the history of the federal income tax, which was enabled by the ratification of the Sixteenth Amendment one hundred years previously. They also discussed proposals for replacing and changing the income tax system.
“Happy Anniversary? 100 Years of the Federal Income Tax” was a forum at the Urban Institute.
2:27 am CT Approx. 1 hr. 45 min. Immigration Policy, Panel 1, Part 1 Witnesses testified on immigration reform proposals and what needed to be included in a ... Witnesses testified on immigration reform proposals and what needed to be included in a comprehensive immigration bill. San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro emphasized the need to include a path to citizenship for the nearly 11 million illegal immigrants currently living in the U.S.
This was a portion of the testimony, before a recess.
4:12 am CT Approx. 1 hr. 45 min. Immigration Policy, Panel 1, Part 2 Witnesses resumed testifying on immigration reform proposals and what needed to be included in a ... Witnesses resumed testifying on immigration reform proposals and what needed to be included in a comprehensive immigration bill.*
There was a brief disturbance by protestors.
The members of the second panel were introduced at the end of the program before the committee recessed for a floor vote.