C-SPAN Schedule

< Tuesday, September 2 >

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7:00 am ET Approx. 47 min. LIVE Open Phones John McArdle Telephone lines were open for viewer responses to the question, “What’s the best way ... Telephone lines were open for viewer responses to the question, “What’s the best way to improve education in the U.S.?” 6:28 am ET Approx. 59 min. Book Discussion on Price of Fame James Atlas; Sylvia Morris Sylvia Jukes Morris talked about her book, Price of Fame: The Honorable Clare Boothe Luce, ... Sylvia Jukes Morris talked about her book, Price of Fame: The Honorable Clare Boothe Luce, her second volume on the life of conservative commentator and former Representative Clare Booth Luce (R-CT). In her book, the author reports on Luce’s election to Congress in 1942, her tenure as ambassador to Italy, and her political and personal life. Sylvia Jukes Morris spoke with biographer James Atlas at Roosevelt House at the Public Policy Institute at Hunter College in New York City. 5:00 am ET Approx. 2 hr. 13 min. Causes of the Vietnam War Veterans and critics of the Vietnam War debated the necessity, legality, and legacy of the ... Veterans and critics of the Vietnam War debated the necessity, legality, and legacy of the conflict.
7:49 am ET Approx. 42 min. LIVE Education and the Role of Local School Boards Nancy Calo; Thomas Gentzel; John McArdle Thomas Gentzel talked about the top issues facing public schools and role of local school ... Thomas Gentzel talked about the top issues facing public schools and role of local school boards. Topics included the pending influx of unaccompanied migrant children, funding shortfalls, and continuing disagreement on implementation of “Common Core” national standards in education.

C-SPAN Radio’s Nancy Calo read news headlines at the conclusion of the program.
7:29 am ET Approx. 30 min. Book Discussion on Blessed Kate Bowler; Peter Slen Kate Bowler talked about her book, Blessed: A History of the American Prosperity Gospel, in ... Kate Bowler talked about her book, Blessed: A History of the American Prosperity Gospel, in which she looks at the long history of the prosperity gospel in the United States and profiles prosperity gospel preachers like Joel Osteen, T.D. Jakes, and Joyce Meyer. This interview, part of Book TV’s College Series, took place at the Washington Duke Inn on the campus of Duke University. 7:15 am ET Approx. 42 min. Gulf of Tonkin Documents Thomas Blanton Thomas Blanton toured the National Security Archive at the George Washington University and talked ... Thomas Blanton toured the National Security Archive at the George Washington University and talked about declassified documents related to the Gulf of Tonkin incidents of August 1964. Director Blanton said that we know much more now about the events that led to the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution and escalation of the Vietnam War than policy makers knew at the time.
8:34 am ET Approx. 59 min. LIVE Common Core Standards Initiative Neal McCluskey; Michael Petrilli; John McArdle Neal McCluskey and Michael Petrilli talked about the Common Core Standards Initiative and the ... Neal McCluskey and Michael Petrilli talked about the Common Core Standards Initiative and the debate over adopting the standards by the states.

C-SPAN Radio’s Nancy Calo read news headlines at the conclusion of the program.
8:03 am ET Approx. 54 min. Mars Exploration Panelists talked about the importance of science and technology education in fulfilling ... Panelists talked about the importance of science and technology education in fulfilling NASA’s goal of putting humans on Mars in the upcoming two decades. 8:00 am ET Approx. 28 min. The Flight of Apollo 11: Eagle Has Landed This 1969 NASA documentary detailed the first NASA mission to land two men on the moon. This 1969 NASA documentary detailed the first NASA mission to land two men on the moon.
9:36 am ET Approx. 5 min. LIVE Preview of North Carolina Senate Debate John McArdle Jim Morrill, political reporter for the Charlotte Observer, spoke by phone about the ... Jim Morrill, political reporter for the Charlotte Observer, spoke by phone about the high-profile Senate candidate debate between Senator Kay Hagan (D) and North Carolina State House Speaker Thom Tillis (R), including the candidates' strengths and vulnerabilities. 9:01 am ET Approx. 2 hr. 53 min. LIVE Minority Students and College College professors from around the country presented their findings on the effectiveness of ... College professors from around the country presented their findings on the effectiveness of policies intended to help minority students get into college. 8:30 am ET Approx. 28 min. 1955 Film The Story of Hoover Dam This 1955 film, The Story of Hoover Dam, explained the need to control and regulate the ... This 1955 film, The Story of Hoover Dam, explained the need to control and regulate the waters of the Colorado River. The film examined the 1928 passage of the Boulder Canyon Project authorizing construction of the Hoover Dam, the construction of diversion tunnels and then the dam itself, building of support facilities such as a steel fabrication plant for giant pipe construction, and creation of hydroelectric operations that provided electricity to California, Nevada, and Arizona. The film also detailed how Lake Mead evolved into a successful recreational area as a result of the dam construction.
9:36 am ET Approx. 24 min. LIVE Open Phones Emily Cahn; Jim Morrill; John McArdle Telephone lines were open for viewer comments on the campaign races they were following during the ... Telephone lines were open for viewer comments on the campaign races they were following during the 2014 midterm election cycle.

Jim Morrill spoke by phone about the high-profile Senate candidate debate between Senator Kay Hagan (D) and North Carolina State House Speaker Thom Tillis (R), including the candidates' strengths and vulnerabilities.

Emily Cahn spoke by phone about the top storylines from the final four states that had yet to hold primaries: Massachusetts, Delaware, New Hampshire and Rhode Island. She also talked about the biggest surprises and upsets of the 2014 primary season and looked ahead to the general election in November.
9:45 am ET Approx. 45 min. LIVE Race and College Admission Panelists presented their studies on issues affecting African-American and Hispanic students and ... Panelists presented their studies on issues affecting African-American and Hispanic students and the overall effectiveness of college ratings. 9:00 am ET Approx. 50 min. LIVE Victory Over Japan Observance George Bush; Claude Kicklighter; Gordon Peterson World War II veterans and family members commemorated the 69th anniversary of Japan’s ... World War II veterans and family members commemorated the 69th anniversary of Japan’s surrender in World War II, called VJ Day. George Prescott Bush, grandson of President George H.W. Bush, gave the keynote address. It was the 70th anniversary of his grandfather, former President George H.W. Bush, being shot down while serving as a Navy fighter pilot in 1944.
9:47 am ET Approx. 4 min. LIVE Massachusetts, Delaware, New Hampshire and Rhode Island Primaries John McArdle Emily Cahn, political correspondent for Roll Call, spoke by phone about the top storylines ... Emily Cahn, political correspondent for Roll Call, spoke by phone about the top storylines from the final four states that had yet to hold primaries: Massachusetts, Delaware, New Hampshire and Rhode Island. She also talked about the biggest surprises and upsets of the 2014 primary season and looked ahead to the general election in November. 10:43 am ET Approx. 1 hr. 11 min. LIVE College Ratings Systems and Minority Students This program was part of a UCLA’s Civil Rights Project forum with college professors from ... This program was part of a UCLA’s Civil Rights Project forum with college professors from all over the country on the difficulties facing minority students in trying to get into a college. 9:51 am ET Approx. 1 hr. A Conversation with Herbert Hoover Ray Henle; Herbert Hoover A Conversation with Herbert Hoover is a 1960 film in which Ray Henle interviews the 31st ... A Conversation with Herbert Hoover is a 1960 film in which Ray Henle interviews the 31st President of the United States. Among other topics, President Hoover talked about the Hoover Library on War and presented items from the collection.
10:02 am ET Approx. 56 min. Voting Rights and Election Law Legal experts talked about the impact of new election laws on voting rights. They discussed ... Legal experts talked about the impact of new election laws on voting rights. They discussed attempts in Florida to “purge” voter rolls of suspected non-citizens, federal court rulings on voter identification laws, early voting, and the prospects for a unified national registration system. 


“Voting Rights: Foiling Fraud, Protecting Access” was part of a political campaign ethics conference held at the St. Thomas University School of Law.
1:07 pm ET Approx. 23 min. Brian Greene on the Origins of the Universe Brian Greene; Walter Isaacson Brian Greene was interviewed by Walter Isaacson about the origins of the universe. Topics ... Brian Greene was interviewed by Walter Isaacson about the origins of the universe. Topics included the origin of the term “Big Bang Theory.” Professor Greene is the author of The Fabric of the Cosmos, The Hidden Reality, and The Elegant Universe.



“The Cosmos in Twenty Minutes” was a presentation of the third Annual New York Ideas forum, held at the New-York Historical Society, co-sponsored by Atlantic magazine and the Aspen Institute.
10:53 am ET Approx. 34 min. 1963 Film The U.S. Army Unit Advisor in Vietnam This 1963 U.S. Army educational film featured 34-year-old Captain William Johnston and his ... This 1963 U.S. Army educational film featured 34-year-old Captain William Johnston and his advisory work with the Army of the Republic of Vietnam from May 1962 to April 1963. American advisers like Johnston aided South Vietnam in its war against communist North Vietnam before President Johnson and Congress paved the way for escalating American involvement with the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution; signed by President Johnson on August 10, 1964.
11:02 am ET Approx. 53 min. Ethnic and Racial Political Discourse Panelists talked about the use of ethnic and racial innuendos in political ... Panelists talked about the use of ethnic and racial innuendos in political campaigns. Speakers included former Representative Lincoln Diaz-Balart (R-FL), Miami Beach City Manager Jimmy Morales, and Florida International University Law Professor and former Miami City Attorney George Knox. 

Moderated by Miami Herald Columnist Helen Ferre.

“The Third Rail: Ethnic and Racial Innuendo in Political Campaigns” was part of a political campaign ethics conference held at the St. Thomas University School of Law.
1:32 pm ET Approx. 36 min. Mars Science Discoveries James Garvin James Garvin talked about Mars science discoveries and the future of robotic space ... James Garvin talked about Mars science discoveries and the future of robotic space programs. He said that research of rock sediment on Mars had proven that the planet was, at one time, hospitable. 11:28 am ET Approx. 31 min. 1938 Documentary The River This documentary and New Deal promotional film describes the importance of the Mississippi River ... This documentary and New Deal promotional film describes the importance of the Mississippi River Valley to the United States while arguing that poor farming and lumbering practices have resulted in destructive erosion, floods and poverty. This U.S. Government funded film won best documentary at the 1938 Venice Film Festival and was directed by Pare Lorentz.
11:57 am ET Approx. 32 min. NATO Summit Preview Heather Conley; Kathleen Hicks; Andrew Schwartz Heather Conley and Kathleen Hicks previewed the 2014 NATO summit in Wales and President ... Heather Conley and Kathleen Hicks previewed the 2014 NATO summit in Wales and President Obama’s trip to Estonia. They also responded to questions from the audience. 2:10 pm ET Approx. 54 min. Mars Exploration Panelists talked about the importance of science and technology education in fulfilling ... Panelists talked about the importance of science and technology education in fulfilling NASA’s goal of putting humans on Mars in the upcoming two decades. 12:00 pm ET Approx. 28 min. The Flight of Apollo 11: Eagle Has Landed This 1969 NASA documentary detailed the first NASA mission to land two men on the moon. This 1969 NASA documentary detailed the first NASA mission to land two men on the moon.
12:52 pm ET Approx. 1 hr. 11 min. LIVE White House Daily Briefing Josh Earnest Josh Earnest briefed reporters and answered questions on a variety of topics. Josh Earnest briefed reporters and answered questions on a variety of topics. 3:04 pm ET Approx. 44 min. Human to Mars Summit: Buzz Aldrin Buzz Aldrin Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin spoke about planning and creating the logistics to fly to and ... Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin spoke about planning and creating the logistics to fly to and survive on Mars. 12:29 pm ET Approx. 28 min. 1955 Film The Story of Hoover Dam This 1955 film, The Story of Hoover Dam, explained the need to control and regulate the ... This 1955 film, The Story of Hoover Dam, explained the need to control and regulate the waters of the Colorado River. The film examined the 1928 passage of the Boulder Canyon Project authorizing construction of the Hoover Dam, the construction of diversion tunnels and then the dam itself, building of support facilities such as a steel fabrication plant for giant pipe construction, and creation of hydroelectric operations that provided electricity to California, Nevada, and Arizona. The film also detailed how Lake Mead evolved into a successful recreational area as a result of the dam construction.
2:08 pm ET Approx. 36 min. LIVE Defense Department Briefing John Kirby Rear Admiral John Kirby briefed reporters on a variety of department-related issues. Rear Admiral John Kirby briefed reporters on a variety of department-related issues. 3:52 pm ET Approx. 3 hr. 7 min. EPA Public Hearing on Clean Power Plan (Full Morning Session) 12:58 pm ET Approx. 1 hr. A Conversation with Herbert Hoover Ray Henle; Herbert Hoover A Conversation with Herbert Hoover is a 1960 film in which Ray Henle interviews the 31st ... A Conversation with Herbert Hoover is a 1960 film in which Ray Henle interviews the 31st President of the United States. Among other topics, President Hoover talked about the Hoover Library on War and presented items from the collection.
2:45 pm ET Approx. 3 min. State Department Daily Briefing Jen Psaki briefed reporters and responded to questions on a variety of international issues. Jen Psaki briefed reporters and responded to questions on a variety of international issues. 7:00 pm ET Approx. 57 min. Q&A with Anne Applebaum Anne Applebaum; Brian Lamb Pulitzer Prize-winning author Anne Applebaum talked about her book, Iron Curtain: The Crushing ... Pulitzer Prize-winning author Anne Applebaum talked about her book, Iron Curtain: The Crushing of Eastern Europe, 1944-1956. She used newly opened archives and conducted interviews to examine the effects of communist totalitarianism on East Germany, Poland, and Hungary from the end of World War II to the 1956 uprisings following Stalin’s death. She explained how the Soviets created institutions such as the secret police to undermine civil society and increase party control and used propaganda to shape popular opinion and reinforce communist ideology. She contrasted this with the frustration that communist leaders expressed behind closed doors when their economic and societal reforms did not achieve expected results. She also shared her own experiences in the region. She lives in London and Warsaw. Video clips included Churchill’s “iron curtain” speech, the fall of the Berlin Wall, the “Song of the Party,” and her husband, Radek Sikorski, the current foreign minister of Poland. 1:58 pm ET Approx. 34 min. 1963 Film The U.S. Army Unit Advisor in Vietnam This 1963 U.S. Army educational film featured 34-year-old Captain William Johnston and his ... This 1963 U.S. Army educational film featured 34-year-old Captain William Johnston and his advisory work with the Army of the Republic of Vietnam from May 1962 to April 1963. American advisers like Johnston aided South Vietnam in its war against communist North Vietnam before President Johnson and Congress paved the way for escalating American involvement with the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution; signed by President Johnson on August 10, 1964.
2:52 pm ET Approx. 40 min. Education and the Role of Local School Boards Nancy Calo; Thomas Gentzel; John McArdle Thomas Gentzel talked about the top issues facing public schools and role of local school ... Thomas Gentzel talked about the top issues facing public schools and role of local school boards. Topics included the pending influx of unaccompanied migrant children, funding shortfalls, and continuing disagreement on implementation of “Common Core” national standards in education.

C-SPAN Radio’s Nancy Calo read news headlines at the conclusion of the program.
8:00 pm ET Approx. 57 min. Book Discussion on Washington Journal Elizabeth Drew Elizabeth Drew talked about a new edition of her book, Washington Journal: Reporting Watergate ... Elizabeth Drew talked about a new edition of her book, Washington Journal: Reporting Watergate and Richard Nixon’s Downfall. The book, originally published in 1975, covers the dissolution of the Nixon administration from September 1973 to August 1974. Ms. Drew spoke at Politics and Prose Bookstore in Washington, DC. 2:33 pm ET Approx. 31 min. 1938 Documentary The River This documentary and New Deal promotional film describes the importance of the Mississippi River ... This documentary and New Deal promotional film describes the importance of the Mississippi River Valley to the United States while arguing that poor farming and lumbering practices have resulted in destructive erosion, floods and poverty. This U.S. Government funded film won best documentary at the 1938 Venice Film Festival and was directed by Pare Lorentz.
3:01 pm ET Approx. 1 hr. 58 min. LIVE Global Health Anthony Fauci; J. Morrison Panelists talked about some of the most significant global health challenges during the upcoming ... Panelists talked about some of the most significant global health challenges during the upcoming decade. They also discussed the agenda to address those issues and the future of health advances. The forum was held in honor of the publication of panelist Lawrence Gostin’s new book, Global Health Law. 8:57 pm ET Approx. 1 hr. 5 min. Book Discussion on The Presidents' War Chris DeRose Chris DeRose talked about his book, The Presidents' War: Six American Presidents and the Civil ... Chris DeRose talked about his book, The Presidents' War: Six American Presidents and the Civil War That Divided Them, in which he examines the Civil War through five former presidents, John Tyler, Martin Van Buren, Millard Fillmore, Franklin Pierce, and James Buchanan. In his book, the author recounts the respective presidents' thoughts on the War and their collective criticisms of their successor, Abraham Lincoln. Chris DeRose spoke at Changing Hands Bookstore in Tempe, Arizona. 3:06 pm ET Approx. 28 min. The Flight of Apollo 11: Eagle Has Landed This 1969 NASA documentary detailed the first NASA mission to land two men on the moon. This 1969 NASA documentary detailed the first NASA mission to land two men on the moon.
TBD Approx. 57 min. Common Core Standards Initiative Neal McCluskey; Michael Petrilli; John McArdle Neal McCluskey and Michael Petrilli talked about the Common Core Standards Initiative and the ... Neal McCluskey and Michael Petrilli talked about the Common Core Standards Initiative and the debate over adopting the standards by the states.

C-SPAN Radio’s Nancy Calo read news headlines at the conclusion of the program.
10:02 pm ET Approx. 1 hr. 5 min. Book Discussion on Redeemer: The Life of Jimmy Carter Randall Balmer Randall Balmer talked about his book, Redeemer: The Life of Jimmy Carter, in which he ... Randall Balmer talked about his book, Redeemer: The Life of Jimmy Carter, in which he examines the role that religion played in the election and defeat of former President Jimmy Carter. In his book, the author reports that President Carter’s progressive evangelicalism was a factor in his winning the 1976 presidential election. However, he also says the same evangelical population who supported the 39th President’s first campaign deserted him four years later in favor of Ronald Reagan. Randall Balmer spoke at the Jimmy Carter Presidential Library and Museum in Atlanta, Georgia. 3:35 pm ET Approx. 28 min. 1955 Film The Story of Hoover Dam This 1955 film, The Story of Hoover Dam, explained the need to control and regulate the ... This 1955 film, The Story of Hoover Dam, explained the need to control and regulate the waters of the Colorado River. The film examined the 1928 passage of the Boulder Canyon Project authorizing construction of the Hoover Dam, the construction of diversion tunnels and then the dam itself, building of support facilities such as a steel fabrication plant for giant pipe construction, and creation of hydroelectric operations that provided electricity to California, Nevada, and Arizona. The film also detailed how Lake Mead evolved into a successful recreational area as a result of the dam construction.
8:00 pm ET Approx. 30 min. ACLU v. Clapper Oral Argument The Second Circuit Court of Appeals in New York City heard oral argument in ACLU v. ... The Second Circuit Court of Appeals in New York City heard oral argument in ACLU v. Clapper, which challenged the National Security Agency’s (NSA) phone records surveillance program. 11:07 pm ET Approx. 57 min. Book Discussion on Washington Journal Elizabeth Drew Elizabeth Drew talked about a new edition of her book, Washington Journal: Reporting Watergate ... Elizabeth Drew talked about a new edition of her book, Washington Journal: Reporting Watergate and Richard Nixon’s Downfall. The book, originally published in 1975, covers the dissolution of the Nixon administration from September 1973 to August 1974. Ms. Drew spoke at Politics and Prose Bookstore in Washington, DC. 4:04 pm ET Approx. 1 hr. A Conversation with Herbert Hoover Ray Henle; Herbert Hoover A Conversation with Herbert Hoover is a 1960 film in which Ray Henle interviews the 31st ... A Conversation with Herbert Hoover is a 1960 film in which Ray Henle interviews the 31st President of the United States. Among other topics, President Hoover talked about the Hoover Library on War and presented items from the collection.
9:47 pm ET Approx. 1 hr. 58 min. 21st Century Cures Initiative Joseph Pitts Representative Joe Pitts (R-PA) held a roundtable discussion as part of the House Energy and ... Representative Joe Pitts (R-PA) held a roundtable discussion as part of the House Energy and Commerce Committee’s 21st Century Cures initiative. The 21st Century Cures Initiative was an effort by the House Energy and Commerce Committee to speed up the innovation and commercialization of new medical treatments. This field hearing took place in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. 12:04 am ET Approx. 1 hr. 5 min. Book Discussion on The Presidents' War Chris DeRose Chris DeRose talked about his book, The Presidents' War: Six American Presidents and the Civil ... Chris DeRose talked about his book, The Presidents' War: Six American Presidents and the Civil War That Divided Them, in which he examines the Civil War through five former presidents, John Tyler, Martin Van Buren, Millard Fillmore, Franklin Pierce, and James Buchanan. In his book, the author recounts the respective presidents' thoughts on the War and their collective criticisms of their successor, Abraham Lincoln. Chris DeRose spoke at Changing Hands Bookstore in Tempe, Arizona. 5:05 pm ET Approx. 34 min. 1963 Film The U.S. Army Unit Advisor in Vietnam This 1963 U.S. Army educational film featured 34-year-old Captain William Johnston and his ... This 1963 U.S. Army educational film featured 34-year-old Captain William Johnston and his advisory work with the Army of the Republic of Vietnam from May 1962 to April 1963. American advisers like Johnston aided South Vietnam in its war against communist North Vietnam before President Johnson and Congress paved the way for escalating American involvement with the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution; signed by President Johnson on August 10, 1964.
11:45 pm ET Approx. 1 hr. Housing for Older Americans Harvard University’s Joint Center for Housing Studies and the AARP Foundation hosted a ... Harvard University’s Joint Center for Housing Studies and the AARP Foundation hosted a discussion on the housing needs of senior citizens. Some of the issues being examined included affordability, long-term health care, community engagement, seniors' ability to maintain their independence, and safety issues. Speakers included former Housing and Urban Development Secretary Henry Cisneros, along with a panel with representatives from the public and private sectors. 1:10 am ET Approx. 1 hr. 5 min. Book Discussion on Redeemer: The Life of Jimmy Carter Randall Balmer Randall Balmer talked about his book, Redeemer: The Life of Jimmy Carter, in which he ... Randall Balmer talked about his book, Redeemer: The Life of Jimmy Carter, in which he examines the role that religion played in the election and defeat of former President Jimmy Carter. In his book, the author reports that President Carter’s progressive evangelicalism was a factor in his winning the 1976 presidential election. However, he also says the same evangelical population who supported the 39th President’s first campaign deserted him four years later in favor of Ronald Reagan. Randall Balmer spoke at the Jimmy Carter Presidential Library and Museum in Atlanta, Georgia. 5:39 pm ET Approx. 31 min. 1938 Documentary The River This documentary and New Deal promotional film describes the importance of the Mississippi River ... This documentary and New Deal promotional film describes the importance of the Mississippi River Valley to the United States while arguing that poor farming and lumbering practices have resulted in destructive erosion, floods and poverty. This U.S. Government funded film won best documentary at the 1938 Venice Film Festival and was directed by Pare Lorentz.
12:45 am ET Approx. 1 hr. 47 min. ACLU v. Clapper Oral Argument The Second Circuit Court of Appeals in New York City heard oral argument in ACLU v. ... The Second Circuit Court of Appeals in New York City heard oral argument in ACLU v. Clapper, which challenged the National Security Agency’s (NSA) phone records surveillance program. 2:15 am ET Approx. 57 min. Book Discussion on Washington Journal Elizabeth Drew Elizabeth Drew talked about a new edition of her book, Washington Journal: Reporting Watergate ... Elizabeth Drew talked about a new edition of her book, Washington Journal: Reporting Watergate and Richard Nixon’s Downfall. The book, originally published in 1975, covers the dissolution of the Nixon administration from September 1973 to August 1974. Ms. Drew spoke at Politics and Prose Bookstore in Washington, DC. 6:11 pm ET Approx. 12 min. Burning of Washington River Tour Steve Vogel Steve Vogel, author of Through the Perilous Fight: Six Weeks that Saved the Nation, told ... Steve Vogel, author of Through the Perilous Fight: Six Weeks that Saved the Nation, told the story of the August 24, 1814, burning of Washington, D.C., during a river tour with his boat. Mr. Vogel argued that the waterways were key to the British commanders, who thought that capturing and burning the city might bring the War of 1812 to an end.
2:32 am ET Approx. 1 hr. 58 min. 21st Century Cures Initiative Joseph Pitts Representative Joe Pitts (R-PA) held a roundtable discussion as part of the House Energy and ... Representative Joe Pitts (R-PA) held a roundtable discussion as part of the House Energy and Commerce Committee’s 21st Century Cures initiative. The 21st Century Cures Initiative was an effort by the House Energy and Commerce Committee to speed up the innovation and commercialization of new medical treatments. This field hearing took place in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. 3:12 am ET Approx. 1 hr. 5 min. Book Discussion on The Presidents' War Chris DeRose Chris DeRose talked about his book, The Presidents' War: Six American Presidents and the Civil ... Chris DeRose talked about his book, The Presidents' War: Six American Presidents and the Civil War That Divided Them, in which he examines the Civil War through five former presidents, John Tyler, Martin Van Buren, Millard Fillmore, Franklin Pierce, and James Buchanan. In his book, the author recounts the respective presidents' thoughts on the War and their collective criticisms of their successor, Abraham Lincoln. Chris DeRose spoke at Changing Hands Bookstore in Tempe, Arizona. 6:25 pm ET Approx. 28 min. The Flight of Apollo 11: Eagle Has Landed This 1969 NASA documentary detailed the first NASA mission to land two men on the moon. This 1969 NASA documentary detailed the first NASA mission to land two men on the moon.
4:30 am ET Approx. 1 hr. Housing for Older Americans Harvard University’s Joint Center for Housing Studies and the AARP Foundation hosted a ... Harvard University’s Joint Center for Housing Studies and the AARP Foundation hosted a discussion on the housing needs of senior citizens. Some of the issues being examined included affordability, long-term health care, community engagement, seniors' ability to maintain their independence, and safety issues. Speakers included former Housing and Urban Development Secretary Henry Cisneros, along with a panel with representatives from the public and private sectors. 4:17 am ET Approx. 1 hr. 5 min. Book Discussion on Redeemer: The Life of Jimmy Carter Randall Balmer Randall Balmer talked about his book, Redeemer: The Life of Jimmy Carter, in which he ... Randall Balmer talked about his book, Redeemer: The Life of Jimmy Carter, in which he examines the role that religion played in the election and defeat of former President Jimmy Carter. In his book, the author reports that President Carter’s progressive evangelicalism was a factor in his winning the 1976 presidential election. However, he also says the same evangelical population who supported the 39th President’s first campaign deserted him four years later in favor of Ronald Reagan. Randall Balmer spoke at the Jimmy Carter Presidential Library and Museum in Atlanta, Georgia. 6:53 pm ET Approx. 28 min. 1955 Film The Story of Hoover Dam This 1955 film, The Story of Hoover Dam, explained the need to control and regulate the ... This 1955 film, The Story of Hoover Dam, explained the need to control and regulate the waters of the Colorado River. The film examined the 1928 passage of the Boulder Canyon Project authorizing construction of the Hoover Dam, the construction of diversion tunnels and then the dam itself, building of support facilities such as a steel fabrication plant for giant pipe construction, and creation of hydroelectric operations that provided electricity to California, Nevada, and Arizona. The film also detailed how Lake Mead evolved into a successful recreational area as a result of the dam construction.
5:30 am ET Approx. 2 hr. Global Health Anthony Fauci; J. Morrison Panelists talked about some of the most significant global health challenges during the upcoming ... Panelists talked about some of the most significant global health challenges during the upcoming decade. They also discussed the agenda to address those issues and the future of health advances. The forum was held in honor of the publication of panelist Lawrence Gostin’s new book, Global Health Law. 7:22 pm ET Approx. 34 min. 1963 Film The U.S. Army Unit Advisor in Vietnam This 1963 U.S. Army educational film featured 34-year-old Captain William Johnston and his ... This 1963 U.S. Army educational film featured 34-year-old Captain William Johnston and his advisory work with the Army of the Republic of Vietnam from May 1962 to April 1963. American advisers like Johnston aided South Vietnam in its war against communist North Vietnam before President Johnson and Congress paved the way for escalating American involvement with the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution; signed by President Johnson on August 10, 1964.
8:00 pm ET Approx. 1 hr. 1 min. 200th Anniversary of the Battle of Bladensburg and the Burning of Washington, DC Panelists commemorated the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Bladensburg and the burning of ... Panelists commemorated the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Bladensburg and the burning of Washington, D.C., during the War of 1812. On August 24, 1814, British soldiers defeated American troops at the Battle of Bladensburg just outside the nation’s capital. The British forces then marched into the city and burned down the White House, the U.S. Capitol, and other government buildings.

The panelists were: Steve Vogel, author of Through the Perilous Fight: Six Weeks That Saved the Nation; Christopher T. George, author of Terror on the Chesapeake: The War of 1812 on the Bay; Ralph Eshelman, co-author of In Full Glory Reflected: Discovering the War of 1812 in the Chesapeake; and Peter Snow, author of When Britain Burned the White House: The 1814 Invasion of Washington. John McCavitt spoke from the audience.

This “Writers Roundtable,” held in the Education Building of the Bladensburg Waterfront Park, was part of the “Undaunted Weekend” of the Battle of Bladensburg Festival.
9:05 pm ET Approx. 1 hr. 16 min. Burning of Washington Anthony Pitch; Rebecca Roberts Anthony S. Pitch, author of The Burning of Washington: The British Invasion of 1814, talked ... Anthony S. Pitch, author of The Burning of Washington: The British Invasion of 1814, talked about the attack during the War of 1812 that led to the only foreign occupation of the U.S. capital since the American Revolutionary War.
11:20 pm ET Approx. 1 hr. 25 min. Burning of Washington River Tour Steve Vogel Steve Vogel, author of Through the Perilous Fight: Six Weeks that Saved the Nation, told ... Steve Vogel, author of Through the Perilous Fight: Six Weeks that Saved the Nation, told the story of the August 24, 1814, burning of Washington, D.C., during a river tour with his boat. Mr. Vogel argued that the waterways were key to the British commanders, who thought that capturing and burning the city might bring the War of 1812 to an end.