C-SPAN Schedule

< Sunday, April 23 >

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7:00 am ET Approx. 1 hr. 5 min. LIVE Open Phones, Part 1 Telephone lines were open for viewer comments on news of the day. Al Weaver also spoke by phone ... Telephone lines were open for viewer comments on news of the day. Al Weaver also spoke by phone about the week ahead in Congress and James McAuley talked via Skype about the French presidential election. 6:00 am ET Approx. 1 hr. Panel Discussion on Publishing Lisa Lucas, executive director of the National Book Foundation; Bonnie Nadell, president of Hill ... Lisa Lucas, executive director of the National Book Foundation; Bonnie Nadell, president of Hill Nadell Literary Agency; Oscar Villalon, managing editor of ZYZZYVA magazine; and Sean McDonald, publisher of MCD/FSG, talked about the publishing industry. They spoke at the 22nd annual Los Angeles Times Festival of Books. 5:35 am ET Approx. 1 hr. 30 min. Attempts to Overthrow Cuban Leader Fidel Castro ; Vince Houghton talked about attempts by the U.S. government to overthrow or assassinate Cuban ... Vince Houghton talked about attempts by the U.S. government to overthrow or assassinate Cuban leader Fidel Castro. He spoke about the Bay of Pigs invasion as well as lesser-known plans involving poison, drugged coffee, and exploding cigars.
7:21 am ET Approx. 5 min. LIVE Week Ahead in Congress ; Al Weaver spoke by phone about Congressional Republicans' plans to prevent a government shutdown, ... Al Weaver spoke by phone about Congressional Republicans' plans to prevent a government shutdown, as well as whether a vote on health care legislation is possible in the coming week. 7:00 am ET Approx. 1 hr. Open Phones with Hugh Hewitt ; Hugh Hewitt, author of The Fourth Way: The Conservative Playbook for a Lasting GOP ... Hugh Hewitt, author of The Fourth Way: The Conservative Playbook for a Lasting GOP Majority, talked about his book and responded to viewer comments on the Republican Party. He spoke at the 22nd annual Los Angeles Times Festival of Books. 7:10 am ET Approx. 48 min. Second Bank Portrait Gallery Karie Diethorn gave a tour of the portrait gallery of the Second Bank of the United States and ... Karie Diethorn gave a tour of the portrait gallery of the Second Bank of the United States and showed a selection of works by Charles Willson Peale. Located between the Museum of the American Revolution and Independence Hall in Philadelphia, the portrait gallery houses more than 150 paintings of notable 18th and 19th century leaders, military officers, explorers, and scientists.
7:57 am ET Approx. 7 min. LIVE French Presidential Election ; James McAuley spoke via Skype about the first round of the French presidential election that day. James McAuley spoke via Skype about the first round of the French presidential election that day. 8:15 am ET Approx. 1 hr. 1 min. Shoot Like a Girl ; Major Mary Jennings Hegar talked about her book Shoot Like a Girl: One Woman’s Dramatic ... Major Mary Jennings Hegar talked about her book Shoot Like a Girl: One Woman’s Dramatic Fight in Afghanistan and on the Home Front, in which she talks about her tours in Afghanistan with the Air National Guard conducting search and rescue missions and efforts to eliminate the Ground Combat Exclusion Policy, a military policy that did not allow women in the armed services to serve in combat positions. 8:00 am ET Approx. 1 hr. 8 min. Teaching Underground Railroad History Historians talked about some on the most common misconceptions about the Underground Railroad and ... Historians talked about some on the most common misconceptions about the Underground Railroad and imagine what it might have been like to escape from slavery. The scholars explored how to make history more engaging in the classroom and the importance for all Americans to understand the continuing legacy of slavery and freedom.
8:07 am ET Approx. 26 min. LIVE Jose Miguel Cruz on Trump Administration and Transnational Gangs ; Jose Miguel Cruz talked about the Trump administration’s crackdown on transnational gangs ... Jose Miguel Cruz talked about the Trump administration’s crackdown on transnational gangs and cartels. Topics included the gang MS-13, which originated in Los Angeles in the 1980s, and the administration’s targeting of “sanctuary cities” that shelter illegal immigrants and do not use local resources to enforce federal immigration laws. Mr. Cruz in his comments refuted President Trump’s claim that the Obama administration is responsible for the growth of MS-13. 9:17 am ET Approx. 1 hr. 33 min. Turkish Presidential Powers Referendum Soner Cagaptay talked about his book, The New Sultan: Erdogan and the Crisis of Modern ... Soner Cagaptay talked about his book, The New Sultan: Erdogan and the Crisis of Modern Turkey, about how president Recep Tayyip Erdogan has cemented his rule and at what cost to his country’s stability and democratic future. Following his remarks, panelists talked about the Turkish referendum vote that gave the President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan expanded executive powers and offered their predictions for Turkey’s future. Much of the discussion focused on concerns about the external relations Turkey would face under President Erdoğan’s expanded powers, particularly in regards to Syria’s ongoing civil conflict. 9:10 am ET Approx. 49 min. 1916 San Francisco Bombing Professor Jeffrey Johnson talked about the 1916 bombing of a parade in San Francisco that killed ... Professor Jeffrey Johnson talked about the 1916 bombing of a parade in San Francisco that killed 10 and wounded 40. The bombing took place on what was called “Preparedness Day,” organized by pro-business groups to keep people vigilant in case the United States entered World War I. The attack remains the worst act of terrorism in San Francisco history.
8:37 am ET Approx. 59 min. LIVE Shattered ; ; Amie Parnes and Jonathan Allen talked about their book Shattered: Inside Hillary ... Amie Parnes and Jonathan Allen talked about their book Shattered: Inside Hillary Clinton’s Doomed Campaign, in which they provide an inside look into Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton’s failed 2016 presidential run. 10:59 am ET Approx. 1 hr. 1 min. The Way of the Strangers ; ; Graeme Wood talked about his book The Way of the Strangers: Encounters with the Islamic ... Graeme Wood talked about his book The Way of the Strangers: Encounters with the Islamic State, in which he profiles some of the tens of thousands of people around the world who have been inspired to join ISIS.*

* The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), or DAISH/DAESH in Arabic is a militant group that has called itself the Islamic State.
10:00 am ET Approx. 1 hr. 38 min. Museum of the American Revolution Opening Ceremony American History TV presented live coverage of the grand opening of the Museum of the American ... American History TV presented live coverage of the grand opening of the Museum of the American Revolution in Philadelphia. Speakers included former Vice President Joe Biden, historian David McCullough, and Cokie Roberts.
9:39 am ET Approx. 20 min. LIVE Open Phones, Part 2 Telephone lines were open for viewer comments on what to expect when Congress returns from a ... Telephone lines were open for viewer comments on what to expect when Congress returns from a two-week recess. Members in December 2016 passed a continuing resolution to fund the government that was to expire on April 28, 2017. 12:01 pm ET Approx. 57 min. After Words with Bill Gertz ; Bill Gertz talked about his book iWar: War and Peace in the Information Age, in which he ... Bill Gertz talked about his book iWar: War and Peace in the Information Age, in which he looks at how America can win the information-technology wars. Mr. Gertz spoke about how modern warfare has evolved with the introduction of new technologies and what the U.S. must do to be successful in this new age of modern warfare. He was interviewed by Representative Elise Stefanik (R-NY). Representative Stefanik serves on the House Select Committee on Intelligence and is the chair of the Subcommittee on Emerging Threats and Capabilities in the Armed Services Committee. 11:40 am ET Approx. 19 min. American and British Suffrage Movements Historian Johanna Neuman talked about the evolution of and interactions between American and ... Historian Johanna Neuman talked about the evolution of and interactions between American and British suffrage movements. This interview took place at the American Historical Association’s annual meeting in Denver, Colorado.
10:00 am ET Approx. 29 min. Newsmakers with Representative John Yarmuth Representative John Yarmuth (D-KY), ranking member on the House Budget Committee, talked about ... Representative John Yarmuth (D-KY), ranking member on the House Budget Committee, talked about meeting Congress’s April 28, 2017, deadline for funding the federal government and the significant spending debates that will follow as Congress weighs a fiscal year 2018 budget. 1:00 pm ET Approx. 24 min. Mercies in Disguise ; Gina Kolata talked about her book Mercies in Disguise: A Story of Hope, A Family’s ... Gina Kolata talked about her book Mercies in Disguise: A Story of Hope, A Family’s Genetic Destiny, and the Science That Rescued Them, in which she looks at the Baxleys, a family stricken by an unknown disease until doctors discovered a gene mutation. 12:00 pm ET Approx. 58 min. Opening Day ; Jonathan Eig talked about his book Opening Day: The Story of Jackie Robinson’s First ... Jonathan Eig talked about his book Opening Day: The Story of Jackie Robinson’s First Season, published by Simon and Schuster. The author contended that Robinson was not the best player in the Negro leagues nor had a great deal of experience playing baseball. He was a football and basketball star at UCLA. However, Brooklyn Dodgers manager Branch Rickey chose Robinson as much for his attitude as his ability. He described Robinson’s interaction with his teammates and opponents throughout his first season in major league baseball, which marked the integration of the game. He talked about the hostile environment that allowed for few mistakes by the first baseman. The season marked the 60th anniversary of Jackie Robinson’s first game in the major leagues. After his presentation the author responded to audience members' questions.
10:33 am ET Approx. 1 hr. 3 min. Homeland Security Threats ; ; Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly delivered remarks at George Washington University on ... Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly delivered remarks at George Washington University on security threats. He outlined the top priorities of his agency including transnational organized crime, border security, homegrown terrorism and cybersecurity. Secretary Kelly defended the employees at DHS saying lawmakers who don’t like the Trump administration’s approach to immigration enforcement should change the laws or “shut up.” In addition, he clarified his position on marijuana calling it a “potentially dangerous gateway drug” and said DHS will continue to investigate its illegal pathways and distribution in the U.S. 1:29 pm ET Approx. 1 hr. LIVE Panel Discussion on the Environment Miriam Horn, author of Rancher, Farmer, Fisherman: Conservation Heroes of the American ... Miriam Horn, author of Rancher, Farmer, Fisherman: Conservation Heroes of the American Heartland; Lee Van Der Voo, author of The Fish Market: Inside the Big-Money Battle for the Ocean and Your Dinner Plate; and Steve Early, author of Refinery Town: Big Oil, Big Money, and the Remaking of an American City, talked about politics and the environment. They spoke at the 22nd annual Los Angeles Times Festival of Books. 1:00 pm ET Approx. 59 min. Civil War Era and the Constitution ; Timothy Huebner talked about the Civil War Era and the Constitution, focusing on the history of ... Timothy Huebner talked about the Civil War Era and the Constitution, focusing on the history of slavery during the antebellum period and its eventual abolition with the 13th Amendment, ratified in 1865. Mr. Huebner discussed the evolution of Abraham Lincoln’s thinking on slavery and the Constitution. He also talked about how African Americans worked to achieve their own freedom and rights during the period.
11:39 am ET Approx. 58 min. Trinity Lutheran Church v. Pauley Oral Argument The Supreme Court heard oral argument in Trinity Lutheran Church v. Comer, a case testing ... The Supreme Court heard oral argument in Trinity Lutheran Church v. Comer, a case testing the bounds of separation of church and state. Trinity Lutheran Church of Columbia in Missouri owns and operates a preschool learning center that incorporates religious teachings into its programs. Missouri has a state program that provides grants to resurface gravel playgrounds with a rubber surface made from recycled tires. Trinity applied for one of the grants but was denied because the state’s constitution bars public funds from going directly or indirectly to a religious entity.
Trinity sued, arguing that the denial of its application violates the 14th Amendment’s Equal Protection Clause and First Amendment’s Free Exercise Clause.
2:30 pm ET Approx. 30 min. LIVE Open Phones with Chris Hayes Chris Hayes, author of A Colony in a Nation, talked about his book and responded to viewer ... Chris Hayes, author of A Colony in a Nation, talked about his book and responded to viewer comments on race in America. He was interviewed at the 22nd annual Los Angeles Times Festival of Books. 2:00 pm ET Approx. 19 min. American and British Suffrage Movements Historian Johanna Neuman talked about the evolution of and interactions between American and ... Historian Johanna Neuman talked about the evolution of and interactions between American and British suffrage movements. This interview took place at the American Historical Association’s annual meeting in Denver, Colorado.
12:38 pm ET Approx. 42 min. U.S.-Australia Relations ; Vice President Mike Pence and Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull took part in a news ... Vice President Mike Pence and Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull took part in a news conference following their bilateral meeting in Sydney. The two outlined the U.S.-Australia alliance, economic relation,s and the security situation in the Asia-Pacific region. Vice President Pence said the U.S. would honor the refugee agreement with Australia, subject to the results of the vetting process. Regarding North Korea, the vice president said the goal of a nuclear-free Korean Peninsula could still be achieved peacefully due to new engagement with China. 3:00 pm ET Approx. 1 hr. LIVE Panel Discussion on California Gabriel Thompson, author of Chasing the Harvest: Migrant Workers in California Agriculture; ... Gabriel Thompson, author of Chasing the Harvest: Migrant Workers in California Agriculture; Kimball Taylor, author of The Coyote’s Bicycle: The Untold Story of 7,000 Bicycles and the Rise of a Borderland Empire; Christine Pelisek, author of The Grim Sleeper: The Lost Women of South Central; and Tim Hernandez, author of All They Will Call You, talked about their books about California. They spoke at the 22nd annual Los Angeles Times Festival of Books. 2:20 pm ET Approx. 1 hr. 24 min. Memorial Museums and Memory United States Holocaust Memorial Museum director Sara Bloomfield spoke with Alice Greenwald, ... United States Holocaust Memorial Museum director Sara Bloomfield spoke with Alice Greenwald, president and CEO of the National September 11 Memorial and Museum in New York City. They talked about the creation and message behind these memorial museums as well as how they chose to honor and share the stories of victims and their families.
1:20 pm ET Approx. 3 min. Government Funding Deadline ; Ryan McCrimmon gave an overview of the ongoing congressional talks to reach an agreement on ... Ryan McCrimmon gave an overview of the ongoing congressional talks to reach an agreement on government funding ahead of the April 28, 2017, deadline. 4:00 pm ET Approx. 30 min. LIVE Open Phones with Gary Younge Gary Younge, author of Another Day in the Death of America: A Chronicle of Ten Short Lives, ... Gary Younge, author of Another Day in the Death of America: A Chronicle of Ten Short Lives, talked about his book and responded to viewer comments on guns in America. He was interviewed at the 22nd annual Los Angeles Times Festival of Books. 3:45 pm ET Approx. 12 min. Thomas Jefferson's University of Virginia Papers ; Edward Gaynor showed selected items from the University of Virginia’s collection of Thomas ... Edward Gaynor showed selected items from the University of Virginia’s collection of Thomas Jefferson papers that show the origins of the university. The coleection includes numerous architectural drawings made by Jefferson.

C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles (LCVs) made a stop in their “2017 LCV Cities Tour” in Charlottesville, Virginia, from March 18-24 to feature the history and literary life of the community. Working with the Comcast cable local affiliate, they visited literary and historic sites where local historians, authors, and civic leaders were interviewed. The history segments air on American History TV (AHTV) on C-SPAN3 and the literary events/non-fiction author segments air on Book TV on C-SPAN2.
1:25 pm ET Approx. 1 hr. 9 min. Representative Gary Palmer Town Hall Meeting Representative Gary Palmer (R-AL) held a town hall meeting with constituents. He defended his ... Representative Gary Palmer (R-AL) held a town hall meeting with constituents. He defended his party’s efforts to replace the Affordable Care Act with the American Health Care Act. Representative Palmer originally was against the measure but changed his position after he co-sponsored an amendment that would create a federal program with Representative David Schweikert (R-AZ) for risk sharing. Other topics included equal pay for women, tax reform, and federal spending. 4:30 pm ET Approx. 1 hr. LIVE Panel Discussion on History ; ; Jeff Guinn, author of The Road to Jonestown: Jim Jones and Peoples Temple; Annie Jacobsen, ... Jeff Guinn, author of The Road to Jonestown: Jim Jones and Peoples Temple; Annie Jacobsen, author of Phenomena: The Secret History of the U.S. Government’s Investigations into Extrasensory Perception and Psychokinesis; and Douglas Preston, author of The Lost City of the Monkey God: A True Story, talked about writing about history. They spoke at the 22nd annual Los Angeles Times Festival of Books. 4:00 pm ET Approx. 54 min. The Power of Decision This film was made by the U.S. Air Force for the Strategic Air Command and shows a simulation of a ... This film was made by the U.S. Air Force for the Strategic Air Command and shows a simulation of a “Quick Strike” response to a surprise Soviet nuclear attack against the United States and Europe. In the nuclear conflict that’s depicted, millions die across the United States, Japan, Europe, and Russia. Probably used for training, the film was made public by George Washington University’s National Security Archive in 2011.
2:35 pm ET Approx. 1 hr. 17 min. Representative Ted Deutch Town Hall Meeting Representative Ted Deutch (D-FL) held a health care town hall meeting with constituents. ... Representative Ted Deutch (D-FL) held a health care town hall meeting with constituents. Representative Deutch voiced strong opposition to Republican efforts to replace the Affordable Care Act. Other topics included ways to improve the health care law, Medicaid expansion, medical marijuana, and substance abuse treatment. Officials from the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) and Planned Parenthood also delivered remarks and took questions from the audience. 5:30 pm ET Approx. 30 min. LIVE Open Phones with Mugambi Jouet Mugambi Jouet, author of Exceptional America: What Divides Americans from the World and from ... Mugambi Jouet, author of Exceptional America: What Divides Americans from the World and from Each Other, talked about his book and responded to viewer comments on partisanship. He was interviewed at the 22nd annual Los Angeles Times Festival of Books. 5:00 pm ET Approx. 56 min. U.S. and East Germany Cold War Relations Historians talked about U.S. actions in East Germany during the early Cold War. They focused on ... Historians talked about U.S. actions in East Germany during the early Cold War. They focused on U.S. operations to locate and repatriate the bodies of American soldiers after World War II. And they talk about the joint U.S.- British effort to build a secret tunnel into East Berlin, which the Soviets discovered through a double agent. This event was part of a conference titled, “Creating and Challenging the Transatlantic Intelligence Community.”
3:55 pm ET Approx. 2 hr. 4 min. Profiling the Trump Cabinet, Part 2 C-SPAN presented profiles of members of President Trump’s Cabinet. The program included ... C-SPAN presented profiles of members of President Trump’s Cabinet. The program included personal profiles and portions of confirmation hearings featuring Betsy Devos, Tom Price, Ben Carson, Scott Pruitt, and others. 6:00 pm ET Approx. 1 hr. LIVE Panel Discussion on Slavery ; ; Sharla Fett, author of Recaptured Africans: Surviving Slave Ships, Detention, and Dislocation ... Sharla Fett, author of Recaptured Africans: Surviving Slave Ships, Detention, and Dislocation in the Final Years of the Slave Trade; Benjamin Madley, author of An American Genocide: The United States and the California Indian Catastrophe, 1846-1873; and Christina Snyder, author of Great Crossings: Indians, Settlers, and Slaves in the Age of Jackson, talked about slavery and genocide. They spoke at the 22nd annual Los Angeles Times Festival of Books. 6:00 pm ET Approx. 21 min. Early Life of President Gerald Ford Don Holloway gave a tour of exhibits at the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Library and Museum in ... Don Holloway gave a tour of exhibits at the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Library and Museum in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Mr. Holloway shared stories from Gerald Ford’s childhood, including those about his relationship with his estranged father, the first and only election President Ford lost, and his time as a student at the University of Michigan and at Yale Law Shool.

C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles (LCVs) made a stop in their “2016 LCV Cities Tour” in Grand Rapids, Michigan, from June 23-29 to feature the history and literary life of the community. Working with the Comcast cable local affiliate, they visited literary and historic sites where local historians, authors, and civic leaders were interviewed. The history segments air on American History TV (AHTV) on C-SPAN3 and the literary events/non-fiction author segments air on Book TV on C-SPAN2.
6:00 pm ET Approx. 29 min. Newsmakers with Representative John Yarmuth Representative John Yarmuth (D-KY), ranking member on the House Budget Committee, talked about ... Representative John Yarmuth (D-KY), ranking member on the House Budget Committee, talked about meeting Congress’s April 28, 2017, deadline for funding the federal government and the significant spending debates that will follow as Congress weighs a fiscal year 2018 budget. 7:00 pm ET Approx. 1 hr. LIVE Open Phones with David Horowitz David Horowitz, author of Big Agenda: President Trump’s Plan to Save America, talked ... David Horowitz, author of Big Agenda: President Trump’s Plan to Save America, talked about his book and responded to viewer comments on the Trump administration. He was interviewed at the 22nd annual Los Angeles Times Festival of Books. 6:22 pm ET Approx. 23 min. Political Career of President Gerald Ford Don Holloway gave a tour of some of the newly updated exhibits at the Gerald R. Ford Presidential ... Don Holloway gave a tour of some of the newly updated exhibits at the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Library and Museum. Mr. Holloway spoke about Gerald Ford’s life after college and how World War II changed his professional trajectory. Mr. Holloway explained how Gerald Ford turned a 25-year career in Congress into a launching pad to the presidency.

C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles (LCVs) made a stop in their “2016 LCV Cities Tour” in Grand Rapids, Michigan, from June 23-29 to feature the history and literary life of the community. Working with the Comcast cable local affiliate, they visited literary and historic sites where local historians, authors, and civic leaders were interviewed. The history segments air on American History TV (AHTV) on C-SPAN3 and the literary events/non-fiction author segments air on Book TV on C-SPAN2.
6:31 pm ET Approx. 9 min. The Tempest Tossed ; The Tempest Tossed was the grand prize winner in C-SPAN Classroom’s StudentCam ... The Tempest Tossed was the grand prize winner in C-SPAN Classroom’s StudentCam documentary contest. Mia and Ava Lazar from Blacksburg, Virginia, produced the video. Mia is a freshman at Blacksburg High School, and Ava is homeschooled.

C-SPAN Classroom’s StudentCam video documentary contest is an annual national competition in which middle and high school students produce a documentary on a specific theme. The 2017 theme was: “Your Message To Washington: What is most urgent issue for the new president and Congress to address in 2017?”
8:00 pm ET Approx. 59 min. The Death of Expertise ; Professor Tom Nichols talked about his book The Death of Expertise: The Campaign Against ... Professor Tom Nichols talked about his book The Death of Expertise: The Campaign Against Established Knowledge and Why it Matters, in which he argues that due to the spread of the internet and 24-hour news everyone feels like they know everything. As a result, the opinions of experts are being discounted or ignored on many important issues. Professor Nichols said that this is a dangerous development that threatens our democracy. 6:50 pm ET Approx. 57 min. U.S. Mobilization for World War I Professor Paul Kennedy talked about how the U.S. mobilized its industry and the military to fight ... Professor Paul Kennedy talked about how the U.S. mobilized its industry and the military to fight in World War I. Professor Kennedy paid particular attention to stories from New York City and discussed its role in the war effort. He concluded his remarks with a look at the war’s legacy. The U.S. entered World War I on April 6, 1917, after President Woodrow Wilson signed a Congressional declaration of war against Germany. This talk was the keynote address for “America in a Time of War: City, Economy and Politics, 1914-1918,” a conference on World War I hosted by Columbia University.
8:00 pm ET Approx. 58 min. Q&A with David McCullough ; David McCullough talked about his book, The American Spirit: Who We Are and What We Stand ... David McCullough talked about his book, The American Spirit: Who We Are and What We Stand For, a selection of his speeches going back to 1989. 9:00 pm ET Approx. 54 min. After Words with Ken Buck ; Representative Ken Buck (R-CO) talked about his book, Drain the Swamp: How Washington ... Representative Ken Buck (R-CO) talked about his book, Drain the Swamp: How Washington Corruption is Worse than You Think, about corruption in Washington and his plans for reform in his book. Representative Buck was interviewed by Fredreka Schouten. 8:00 pm ET Approx. 1 hr. 7 min. First Lady Florence Harding Katherine Sibley talked about how Florence Harding set new precedents as first lady by advocating ... Katherine Sibley talked about how Florence Harding set new precedents as first lady by advocating for causes such as veterans' assistance and animal rights. She also talked about how President Warren Harding’s affairs affected Florence and compared the Hardings to other presidential couples. The presentation focused on Ms. Sibley’s book, First Lady Florence Harding: Behind the Tragedy and the Controversy.
8:59 pm ET Approx. 40 min. Question Time British Prime Minister Theresa May answered questions from members of parliament on a range of ... British Prime Minister Theresa May answered questions from members of parliament on a range of domestic and international issues. One of the more pressing issues dealt with the Prime Minister’s surprise announcement to call a general election on June 8, 2017. She also answered questions on the U.K.'s committment to NATO, school funding, and proposed increases to the defense budget. 10:00 pm ET Approx. 57 min. Thunder in the Mountains Professor Daniel Sharfstein talked about his book Thunder in the Mountains: Chief Joseph, ... Professor Daniel Sharfstein talked about his book Thunder in the Mountains: Chief Joseph, Oliver Otis Howard, and the Nez Perce War, in which he recalls the Nez Perce Wars of the late 19th century, fought between the Nez Perce tribe and the United States Army. In his book, the author profiles the leaders on both sides of the conflict, Chief Joseph of the Nez Perce, who refused to leave his ancestral land in Oregon, and General Oliver Otis Howard of the U.S. Army, a former Union general and the namesake of Howard University. 9:08 pm ET Approx. 51 min. Abraham Lincoln's Governors ; Stephen Engle, author of Gathering to Save a Nation: Lincoln and the Union’s War ... Stephen Engle, author of Gathering to Save a Nation: Lincoln and the Union’s War Governors, talked about the pivotal role the Union governors played in securing victory in the Civil War.

“They are a Body of Wise and Patriotic Men: Lincoln’s Loyal Governors” was part of the annual Abraham Lincoln Symposium exploring the 16th president’s life, career, and legacy.
9:43 pm ET Approx. 9 min. The Tempest Tossed ; The Tempest Tossed was the grand prize winner in C-SPAN Classroom’s StudentCam ... The Tempest Tossed was the grand prize winner in C-SPAN Classroom’s StudentCam documentary contest. Mia and Ava Lazar from Blacksburg, Virginia, produced the video. Mia is a freshman at Blacksburg High School, and Ava is homeschooled.

C-SPAN Classroom’s StudentCam video documentary contest is an annual national competition in which middle and high school students produce a documentary on a specific theme. The 2017 theme was: “Your Message To Washington: What is most urgent issue for the new president and Congress to address in 2017?”
11:00 pm ET Approx. 48 min. Ike and McCarthy David Nichols talked about his book Ike and McCarthy: Dwight Eisenhower’s Secret Campaign ... David Nichols talked about his book Ike and McCarthy: Dwight Eisenhower’s Secret Campaign against Joseph McCarthy, in which he recalls the contentious relationship between President Dwight Eisenhower and Senator Joseph McCarthy. In his book, the author reports that President Eisenhower, maddened by Senator McCarthy’s allegations that the U.S. Army harbored communists, launched a secret initiative to discredit the Senator. 10:01 pm ET Approx. 21 min. Early Life of President Gerald Ford Don Holloway gave a tour of exhibits at the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Library and Museum in ... Don Holloway gave a tour of exhibits at the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Library and Museum in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Mr. Holloway shared stories from Gerald Ford’s childhood, including those about his relationship with his estranged father, the first and only election President Ford lost, and his time as a student at the University of Michigan and at Yale Law Shool.

C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles (LCVs) made a stop in their “2016 LCV Cities Tour” in Grand Rapids, Michigan, from June 23-29 to feature the history and literary life of the community. Working with the Comcast cable local affiliate, they visited literary and historic sites where local historians, authors, and civic leaders were interviewed. The history segments air on American History TV (AHTV) on C-SPAN3 and the literary events/non-fiction author segments air on Book TV on C-SPAN2.
11:00 pm ET Approx. 1 hr. Q&A with David McCullough ; David McCullough talked about his book, The American Spirit: Who We Are and What We Stand ... David McCullough talked about his book, The American Spirit: Who We Are and What We Stand For, a selection of his speeches going back to 1989. 12:00 am ET Approx. 54 min. After Words with Ken Buck ; Representative Ken Buck (R-CO) talked about his book, Drain the Swamp: How Washington ... Representative Ken Buck (R-CO) talked about his book, Drain the Swamp: How Washington Corruption is Worse than You Think, about corruption in Washington and his plans for reform in his book. Representative Buck was interviewed by Fredreka Schouten. 10:22 pm ET Approx. 23 min. Political Career of President Gerald Ford Don Holloway gave a tour of some of the newly updated exhibits at the Gerald R. Ford Presidential ... Don Holloway gave a tour of some of the newly updated exhibits at the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Library and Museum. Mr. Holloway spoke about Gerald Ford’s life after college and how World War II changed his professional trajectory. Mr. Holloway explained how Gerald Ford turned a 25-year career in Congress into a launching pad to the presidency.

C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles (LCVs) made a stop in their “2016 LCV Cities Tour” in Grand Rapids, Michigan, from June 23-29 to feature the history and literary life of the community. Working with the Comcast cable local affiliate, they visited literary and historic sites where local historians, authors, and civic leaders were interviewed. The history segments air on American History TV (AHTV) on C-SPAN3 and the literary events/non-fiction author segments air on Book TV on C-SPAN2.
12:00 am ET Approx. 40 min. Question Time British Prime Minister Theresa May answered questions from members of parliament on a range of ... British Prime Minister Theresa May answered questions from members of parliament on a range of domestic and international issues. One of the more pressing issues dealt with the Prime Minister’s surprise announcement to call a general election on June 8, 2017. She also answered questions on the U.K.'s committment to NATO, school funding, and proposed increases to the defense budget. 1:00 am ET Approx. 1 hr. Panel Discussion on the Environment Miriam Horn, author of Rancher, Farmer, Fisherman: Conservation Heroes of the American ... Miriam Horn, author of Rancher, Farmer, Fisherman: Conservation Heroes of the American Heartland; Lee Van Der Voo, author of The Fish Market: Inside the Big-Money Battle for the Ocean and Your Dinner Plate; and Steve Early, author of Refinery Town: Big Oil, Big Money, and the Remaking of an American City, talked about politics and the environment. They spoke at the 22nd annual Los Angeles Times Festival of Books. 10:50 pm ET Approx. 57 min. U.S. Mobilization for World War I Professor Paul Kennedy talked about how the U.S. mobilized its industry and the military to fight ... Professor Paul Kennedy talked about how the U.S. mobilized its industry and the military to fight in World War I. Professor Kennedy paid particular attention to stories from New York City and discussed its role in the war effort. He concluded his remarks with a look at the war’s legacy. The U.S. entered World War I on April 6, 1917, after President Woodrow Wilson signed a Congressional declaration of war against Germany. This talk was the keynote address for “America in a Time of War: City, Economy and Politics, 1914-1918,” a conference on World War I hosted by Columbia University.
2:12 am ET Approx. 3 min. Government Funding Deadline ; Ryan McCrimmon gave an overview of the ongoing congressional talks to reach an agreement on ... Ryan McCrimmon gave an overview of the ongoing congressional talks to reach an agreement on government funding ahead of the April 28, 2017, deadline. 2:00 am ET Approx. 30 min. Open Phones with Chris Hayes Chris Hayes, author of A Colony in a Nation, talked about his book and responded to viewer ... Chris Hayes, author of A Colony in a Nation, talked about his book and responded to viewer comments on race in America. He was interviewed at the 22nd annual Los Angeles Times Festival of Books. 12:00 am ET Approx. 1 hr. 7 min. First Lady Florence Harding Katherine Sibley talked about how Florence Harding set new precedents as first lady by advocating ... Katherine Sibley talked about how Florence Harding set new precedents as first lady by advocating for causes such as veterans' assistance and animal rights. She also talked about how President Warren Harding’s affairs affected Florence and compared the Hardings to other presidential couples. The presentation focused on Ms. Sibley’s book, First Lady Florence Harding: Behind the Tragedy and the Controversy.
3:35 am ET Approx. 2 hr. 21 min. Alzheimer's Prevention and Care Journalist Maria Shriver and physicians who specialize in geriatric care testified at a hearing on ... Journalist Maria Shriver and physicians who specialize in geriatric care testified at a hearing on Alzheimer’s disease research and prevention. Committee Chair Susan Collins (R-ME) said she opposes President Trump’s proposed fiscal year 2018 budget that cuts funding for the National Institutes of Health. 2:30 am ET Approx. 1 hr. Panel Discussion on California Gabriel Thompson, author of Chasing the Harvest: Migrant Workers in California Agriculture; ... Gabriel Thompson, author of Chasing the Harvest: Migrant Workers in California Agriculture; Kimball Taylor, author of The Coyote’s Bicycle: The Untold Story of 7,000 Bicycles and the Rise of a Borderland Empire; Christine Pelisek, author of The Grim Sleeper: The Lost Women of South Central; and Tim Hernandez, author of All They Will Call You, talked about their books about California. They spoke at the 22nd annual Los Angeles Times Festival of Books. 1:09 am ET Approx. 51 min. Abraham Lincoln's Governors ; Stephen Engle, author of Gathering to Save a Nation: Lincoln and the Union’s War ... Stephen Engle, author of Gathering to Save a Nation: Lincoln and the Union’s War Governors, talked about the pivotal role the Union governors played in securing victory in the Civil War.

“They are a Body of Wise and Patriotic Men: Lincoln’s Loyal Governors” was part of the annual Abraham Lincoln Symposium exploring the 16th president’s life, career, and legacy.
6:00 am ET Approx. 58 min. Q&A with David McCullough ; David McCullough talked about his book, The American Spirit: Who We Are and What We Stand ... David McCullough talked about his book, The American Spirit: Who We Are and What We Stand For, a selection of his speeches going back to 1989. 3:30 am ET Approx. 30 min. Open Phones with Gary Younge Gary Younge, author of Another Day in the Death of America: A Chronicle of Ten Short Lives, ... Gary Younge, author of Another Day in the Death of America: A Chronicle of Ten Short Lives, talked about his book and responded to viewer comments on guns in America. He was interviewed at the 22nd annual Los Angeles Times Festival of Books. 2:02 am ET Approx. 54 min. The Power of Decision This film was made by the U.S. Air Force for the Strategic Air Command and shows a simulation of a ... This film was made by the U.S. Air Force for the Strategic Air Command and shows a simulation of a “Quick Strike” response to a surprise Soviet nuclear attack against the United States and Europe. In the nuclear conflict that’s depicted, millions die across the United States, Japan, Europe, and Russia. Probably used for training, the film was made public by George Washington University’s National Security Archive in 2011.
4:00 am ET Approx. 1 hr. Panel Discussion on History ; ; Jeff Guinn, author of The Road to Jonestown: Jim Jones and Peoples Temple; Annie Jacobsen, ... Jeff Guinn, author of The Road to Jonestown: Jim Jones and Peoples Temple; Annie Jacobsen, author of Phenomena: The Secret History of the U.S. Government’s Investigations into Extrasensory Perception and Psychokinesis; and Douglas Preston, author of The Lost City of the Monkey God: A True Story, talked about writing about history. They spoke at the 22nd annual Los Angeles Times Festival of Books. 3:00 am ET Approx. 56 min. U.S. and East Germany Cold War Relations Historians talked about U.S. actions in East Germany during the early Cold War. They focused on ... Historians talked about U.S. actions in East Germany during the early Cold War. They focused on U.S. operations to locate and repatriate the bodies of American soldiers after World War II. And they talk about the joint U.S.- British effort to build a secret tunnel into East Berlin, which the Soviets discovered through a double agent. This event was part of a conference titled, “Creating and Challenging the Transatlantic Intelligence Community.”
5:00 am ET Approx. 30 min. Open Phones with Mugambi Jouet Mugambi Jouet, author of Exceptional America: What Divides Americans from the World and from ... Mugambi Jouet, author of Exceptional America: What Divides Americans from the World and from Each Other, talked about his book and responded to viewer comments on partisanship. He was interviewed at the 22nd annual Los Angeles Times Festival of Books. 4:00 am ET Approx. 1 hr. 8 min. Franco-American and Dutch-American Intelligence Exchanges Historians talked about how U.S. intelligence agencies cooperated with their French and Dutch ... Historians talked about how U.S. intelligence agencies cooperated with their French and Dutch counterparts to promote regional security and prevent the spread of Communism in the early Cold War. This event was part of a larger conference titled, “Creating and Challenging the Transatlantic Intelligence Community.”
5:30 am ET Approx. 1 hr. Panel Discussion on Slavery ; ; Sharla Fett, author of Recaptured Africans: Surviving Slave Ships, Detention, and Dislocation ... Sharla Fett, author of Recaptured Africans: Surviving Slave Ships, Detention, and Dislocation in the Final Years of the Slave Trade; Benjamin Madley, author of An American Genocide: The United States and the California Indian Catastrophe, 1846-1873; and Christina Snyder, author of Great Crossings: Indians, Settlers, and Slaves in the Age of Jackson, talked about slavery and genocide. They spoke at the 22nd annual Los Angeles Times Festival of Books. 5:10 am ET Approx. 52 min. James Monroe's Political Career ; Dan Preston, editor of James Monroe’s papers, talked about the fifth president’s early ... Dan Preston, editor of James Monroe’s papers, talked about the fifth president’s early political career and what motivated voters to support him. He also explained how the early Electoral College functioned and how political parties formed. This event was part of a symposium titled “James Monroe Presidential Inauguration: A Bicentennial Commemoration and Reflection.”
6:30 am ET Approx. 1 hr. Open Phones with David Horowitz David Horowitz, author of Big Agenda: President Trump’s Plan to Save America, talked ... David Horowitz, author of Big Agenda: President Trump’s Plan to Save America, talked about his book and responded to viewer comments on the Trump administration. He was interviewed at the 22nd annual Los Angeles Times Festival of Books. 6:03 am ET Approx. 16 min. Charlottesville Driving Tour ; Historian Coy Barefoot gave a driving tour of Charlottesville, Virginia, visiting three sections ... Historian Coy Barefoot gave a driving tour of Charlottesville, Virginia, visiting three sections of the city: the University of Virginia campus, the downtown area, and the surrounding county.

C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles (LCVs) made a stop in their “2017 LCV Cities Tour” in Charlottesville, Virginia, from March 18-24 to feature the history and literary life of the community. Working with the Comcast cable local affiliate, they visited literary and historic sites where local historians, authors, and civic leaders were interviewed. The history segments air on American History TV (AHTV) on C-SPAN3 and the literary events/non-fiction author segments air on Book TV on C-SPAN2.
6:20 am ET Approx. 1 hr. 38 min. Museum of the American Revolution Opening Ceremony American History TV presented live coverage of the grand opening of the Museum of the American ... American History TV presented live coverage of the grand opening of the Museum of the American Revolution in Philadelphia. Speakers included former Vice President Joe Biden, historian David McCullough, and Cokie Roberts.