C-SPAN Schedule

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7:00 am ET Approx. 45 min. LIVE Open Phones Telephone lines were open for viewer comments on news of the day; Telephone lines were open for viewer comments on news of the day; 6:48 am ET Approx. 16 min. Interview with Amy Ellis Nutt ; Amy Ellis Nutt talked about her book, Becoming Nicole: The Transformation of an American ... Amy Ellis Nutt talked about her book, Becoming Nicole: The Transformation of an American Family.

She was interviewed while at the 16th annual National Book Festival at the Book TV set at the entrance to the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C.
7:00 am ET Approx. 56 min. Presidential Health ; Richard Levinson addressed three myths about presidents and their health. He also spoke about ... Richard Levinson addressed three myths about presidents and their health. He also spoke about how doctors have sometimes contributed to the death of a president and how, in other cases, they have saved them - all without the public knowing.
7:45 am ET Approx. 45 min. LIVE Mitch Daniels on Presidential Debates and Campaign 2016 ; Former Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels (R), who serves on the Commission on Presidential Debates ... Former Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels (R), who serves on the Commission on Presidential Debates and is also president of Purdue University, talked about the upcoming debates and their importance, as well as other topics related to the 2016 campaign. 7:04 am ET Approx. 44 min. Most Blessed of the Patriarchs ; Annette Gordon-Reed and Peter Onuf talked about their book "Most Blessed of the Patriarchs": ... Annette Gordon-Reed and Peter Onuf talked about their book "Most Blessed of the Patriarchs": Thomas Jefferson and the Empire of the Imagination, in which they examine the intellectual maturation of Thomas Jefferson.

They spoke on the History and Biography Stage at the 16th annual National Book Festival, held at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C.
8:00 am ET Approx. 1 hr. 59 min. National Museum of African American History and Culture Grand Opening American History TV presented live coverage of the grand opening of the Smithsonian National ... American History TV presented live coverage of the grand opening of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture.

Speakers included President Obama and the museum’s founding director Lonnie Bunch. First lady Michelle Obama, former President George W. Bush and Mrs. Laura Bush, U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts, Representative John Lewis (D-GA), and Smithsonian Secretary David Skorton were also in attendance. Jazz musician Wynton Marsalis performed a composition created for the opening.
8:30 am ET Approx. 45 min. LIVE Peniel Joseph on Race in the U.S. ; Peniel Joseph talked about recent police-involved shootings and subsequent protests, the opening ... Peniel Joseph talked about recent police-involved shootings and subsequent protests, the opening of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture, and the narrative on race in campaign 2016. 7:49 am ET Approx. 14 min. Open Phones on the National Book Festival Telephone lines were open for viewer calls on the 16th annual National Book Festival. Telephone lines were open for viewer calls on the 16th annual National Book Festival. 10:00 am ET Approx. 58 min. Presidential Candidates Debate Senator John F. Kennedy (D-MA) and Vice President Richard Nixon met in Chicago for the first of ... Senator John F. Kennedy (D-MA) and Vice President Richard Nixon met in Chicago for the first of four presidential debates prior to the 1960 presidential election. This was the first televised presidential debate and was aired on the NBC television network. The two men stood at separate podia to make opening and closing statements and respond to questions from four correspondents. The debate was moderated by Howard Smith. Other panelists included Sander Vanocur, Charles Warren, and Stuart Novins.

Joel Swerdlow and Professor Stephen Wayne spoke briefly on the circumstances surrounding the first televised presidential debate.

Video courtesy of the John F. Kennedy Library Foundation.
9:15 am ET Approx. 45 min. LIVE Political Humor and 2016 Campaign ; ; Cole Bolton and Chad Nackers, editor-in-chief and head writer with The Onion, talked about ... Cole Bolton and Chad Nackers, editor-in-chief and head writer with The Onion, talked about their satire website and the use of political humor during of the 2016 presidential campaign. 8:03 am ET Approx. 39 min. The Witches Stacy Schiff talked about her book The Witches: Suspicion, Betrayal, and Hysteria in 1692 ... Stacy Schiff talked about her book The Witches: Suspicion, Betrayal, and Hysteria in 1692 Salem, in which she recalls the Salem Witch Trials.

She spoke on the History and Biography Stage at the 16th annual National Book Festival, held at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C.
11:00 am ET Approx. 48 min. 1945 Potsdam Conference Michael Neiberg talked about his book, Potsdam: The End of World War II and the Remaking of ... Michael Neiberg talked about his book, Potsdam: The End of World War II and the Remaking of Europe. In his book, he chronicles the 1945 meeting of Harry Truman, Winston Churchill, and Joseph Stalin in Potsdam, Germanu, to negotiate the end of World War II and Europe’s reconstruction. He spoke about the delegates' personalities, their hopes of not repeating the mistakes of the 1919 Paris Peace Conference, and how the negotiations to rebuild Europe played out.
10:00 am ET Approx. 31 min. Newsmakers with Representative Jim Jordan Representative Jim Jordan (R-OH), chair of the House Freedom Caucus, talked about the continuing ... Representative Jim Jordan (R-OH), chair of the House Freedom Caucus, talked about the continuing resolution on government funding, Freedom Caucus efforts to impeach IRS Commissioner John Koskinen, and the potential for working with Hillary Clinton should she be elected president. He also spoke about violence in Charlotte, North Carolina, and whether criminal justice reform legislation was likely from Congress soon. 8:43 am ET Approx. 11 min. Grand Rapids Public Library's Furniture Design Collection The Grand Rapids Public Library’s Furniture Design Collection was profiled. Grand ... The Grand Rapids Public Library’s Furniture Design Collection was profiled. Grand Rapids, Michigan, was a center of U.S. furnitutre production from the altter part of the 19th century into the first half of the 20th century.

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.
11:50 am ET Approx. 52 min. African-American Women Doctors in the Early 20th Century Professor Ameenah Shakir talked about African American women doctors in the early 20th ... Professor Ameenah Shakir talked about African American women doctors in the early 20th century. She described their efforts on behalf of other African American women in the areas of birthing practices and cancer prevention. She argued that many of theses doctors saw a connection between race and health activism.
10:33 am ET Approx. 50 min. Presidential Candidate Donald Trump Rally in Roanoke, Virginia Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump outlined his plans for the economy, education, and ... Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump outlined his plans for the economy, education, and national security at a campaign rally at the Berglund Center in Roanoke, Virginia. 8:55 am ET Approx. 4 min. From the War on Poverty to the War on Crime ; Professor Elizabeth Hinton talked about her book From the War on Poverty to the War on Crime: ... Professor Elizabeth Hinton talked about her book From the War on Poverty to the War on Crime: The Making of Mass Incarceration in America, in which she traces the rise of incarceration in America. 12:43 pm ET Approx. 1 min.
11:26 am ET Approx. 2 hr. 45 min. Unauthorized Wells Fargo Accounts Wells Fargo Chair and CEO John Stumpf appeared before the Senate Banking Committee to discuss his ... Wells Fargo Chair and CEO John Stumpf appeared before the Senate Banking Committee to discuss his company’s settlement with federal officials in which Wells Fargo agreed to pay $185 million in fines over alleged fraudulent accounts opened without customers' permission. Senators questioned Mr. Stumpf about the corporate behavior and practices related to over 2 million unauthorized accounts, and which led to the termination of over 5,000 Wells Fargo employees nationwide. Following Mr. Stumpf, regulators, including Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Director Richard Cordray, answered questions about their investigations into Wells Fargo, and what they recommended to not only address wrongdoing within that company, but prevent future abusive practices across the financial services industry. 9:00 am ET Approx. 58 min. Panel Discussion on Richard Nixon ; ; Evan Thomas, author of Being Nixon: A Man Divided, and Tim Weiner, author of One Man ... Evan Thomas, author of Being Nixon: A Man Divided, and Tim Weiner, author of One Man Against the World: The Tragedy of Richard Nixon, talked about their books on the 37th president. The panel was moderated by Professor Stephen Wrage.

“Nixon: A Retrospective” was a panel of the 2016 Annapolis Book Festival, hosted by the Key School Parents' Association and held on the Key School campus in Annapolis, Maryland. This panel took place in Katharine Hall.
12:45 pm ET Approx. 1 hr. 13 min. Political Emotion in the American Revolution Nicole Eustace talked about her book, Passion is the Gale: Emotion, Power, and the Coming of ... Nicole Eustace talked about her book, Passion is the Gale: Emotion, Power, and the Coming of the American Revolution.
2:11 pm ET Approx. 2 hr. 15 min. EpiPen Price Increases The chief executive officer of Mylan testified at a hearing on her company’s price increase ... The chief executive officer of Mylan testified at a hearing on her company’s price increase on its EpiPen, an anti-anaphylaxis injection medication. Lawmakers from both parties questioned Heather Bresch on the reasons for the price increase, which totaled more than 500 percent over a seven-year period. She defended the price increases, saying the company has boosted EpiPen’s availability to consumers of all means, and to public schools. The deputy director of the Food and Drug administration also appeared at the hearing. 10:00 am ET Approx. 27 min. Way of the Reaper ; Nicholas Irving talked about his book, Way of the Reaper: My Greatest Untold Missions and the ... Nicholas Irving talked about his book, Way of the Reaper: My Greatest Untold Missions and the Art of Being a Sniper, in which he recounts his experiences as a U.S. Army sniper. Mr. Irving was an elite member of the 3rd Ranger Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment. 2:01 pm ET Approx. 7 min. Representative Barbara Lee on the National Museum of African American History and Culture The National Museum of African American History and Culture would open September 24, 2016, on the ... The National Museum of African American History and Culture would open September 24, 2016, on the National Mall. Representative Barbara Lee (D-CA) was interviewed in Statuary Hall about the Smithsonian’s newest museum.
4:27 pm ET Approx. 1 hr. 30 min. EpiPen Price Increases The chief executive officer of Mylan testified at a hearing on her company’s price increase ... The chief executive officer of Mylan testified at a hearing on her company’s price increase on its EpiPen, an anti-anaphylaxis injection medication. Lawmakers from both parties questioned Heather Bresch on the reasons for the price increase, which totaled more than 500 percent over a seven-year period. She defended the price increases, saying the company has boosted EpiPen’s availability to consumers of all means, and to public schools. The deputy director of the Food and Drug administration also appeared at the hearing. 10:30 am ET Approx. 1 hr. 25 min. The End of White Christian America Robert Jones talked about his book The End of White Christian America, in which he examines ... Robert Jones talked about his book The End of White Christian America, in which he examines the decline in influence of white Christian America in shaping policies and ideals. He argued that this was a result of cultural and demographic shifts. 2:10 pm ET Approx. 1 hr. 45 min. Public History on the Early Republic Historians talk about trends in public history and how museums interpret early American ... Historians talk about trends in public history and how museums interpret early American history. They described how they develop programs for specific groups and create partnerships between historians and other fields. 

This event was part of the Society for Historians of the Early American Republic annual conference.
6:00 pm ET Approx. 31 min. Newsmakers with Representative Jim Jordan Representative Jim Jordan (R-OH), chair of the House Freedom Caucus, talked about the continuing ... Representative Jim Jordan (R-OH), chair of the House Freedom Caucus, talked about the continuing resolution on government funding, Freedom Caucus efforts to impeach IRS Commissioner John Koskinen, and the potential for working with Hillary Clinton should she be elected president. He also spoke about violence in Charlotte, North Carolina, and whether criminal justice reform legislation was likely from Congress soon. 11:55 am ET Approx. 1 min. 3:56 pm ET Approx. 3 min. Representative Danny Davis on the National Museum of African American History and Culture The National Museum of African American History and Culture would open September 24, 2016, on the ... The National Museum of African American History and Culture would open September 24, 2016, on the National Mall. Representative Danny Davis (D-IL) was interviewed in Statuary Hall about the Smithsonian’s newest museum.
8:00 pm ET Approx. 1 hr. Q&A with Robert J. Samuelson Author and Washington Post columnist Robert J. Samuelson talked about his columns, as well ... Author and Washington Post columnist Robert J. Samuelson talked about his columns, as well as U.S. economic performance under President Obama 12:00 pm ET Approx. 1 hr. After Words with Mark Thompson ; Mark Thompson talked about his book Enough Said: What’s Gone Wrong with the Language of ... Mark Thompson talked about his book Enough Said: What’s Gone Wrong with the Language of Politics?, in which he argues that the shift towards condensed and immediate language is fueling a climate of mistrust and skepticism among citizens. He was interviewed by Arianna Huffington. 4:00 pm ET Approx. 1 hr. 5 min. War Comes to America This 1945 Office of War Information film examines world events leading to the U.S. entry into ... This 1945 Office of War Information film examines world events leading to the U.S. entry into World War II. Why We Fight is a series of seven films developed by director Frank Capra to educate the American people about the war effort and to refute Nazi and Japanese propaganda. It begins with the signing of the Declaration of Independence and ends with the attack on Pearl Harbor.
8:58 pm ET Approx. 1 hr. 15 min. Presidential Candidates Debate Preview 1:00 pm ET Approx. 22 min. In Search of the City on a Hill ; Professor Richard Gamble talked about his book, In Search of the City on a Hill: The Making and ... Professor Richard Gamble talked about his book, In Search of the City on a Hill: The Making and Unmaking of an American Myth. This interview, recorded on the campus of Hillsdale College in Michigan, is part of Book TV’s College Series. 5:06 pm ET Approx. 10 min. Japanese Surrender in 1945 Courtesy of the National Archives, this United Newsreel depicts Japan’s involvement in World ... Courtesy of the National Archives, this United Newsreel depicts Japan’s involvement in World War II and scenes from Victory over Japan (VJ) day.
11:00 pm ET Approx. 58 min. Q&A with Robert J. Samuelson Author and Washington Post columnist Robert J. Samuelson talked about his columns, as well ... Author and Washington Post columnist Robert J. Samuelson talked about his columns, as well as U.S. economic performance under President Obama 1:25 pm ET Approx. 3 min. 5:17 pm ET Approx. 32 min. Victory Over Japan Day Anniversary Speakers participated in a ceremony marking the 71st anniversary of Victory over Japan Day in ... Speakers participated in a ceremony marking the 71st anniversary of Victory over Japan Day in front of the National World War II Memorial in Washington, D.C.
11:59 pm ET Approx. 1 hr. 15 min. Presidential Candidates Debate Preview 1:30 pm ET Approx. 15 min. Elizabeth Nunez on Black Writers and Literature Elizabeth Nunez, English professor at Hunter College (CUNY), discusses black writers and the state ... Elizabeth Nunez, English professor at Hunter College (CUNY), discusses black writers and the state of literature from the 18th annual Harlem Book Fair in New York City. 5:50 pm ET Approx. 7 min. VJ Day Celebrations in Washington, D.C. This silent film contains scenes of celebrations following the surrender of Japan and the end of ... This silent film contains scenes of celebrations following the surrender of Japan and the end of World War II. The film was recorded by the Naval Photographic Center and shows street scenes on Pennsylvania Avenue in downtown Washington, D.C.
2:00 am ET Approx. 1 hr. 42 min. Presidential Candidates Debate President Reagan and former Vice President Walter Mondale met in Louisville, Kentucky, for the ... President Reagan and former Vice President Walter Mondale met in Louisville, Kentucky, for the first of two presidential debates prior to the 1984 presidential election. The candidates stood at separate podia on a stage to respond to questions from a panel of journalists on issues in the 1984 election, including balancing the federal budget and foreign policy issues. The debate was moderated by Barbara Walters. Other panelists were James Wieghart, Diane Sawyer, and Fred Barnes.

The same questions were posed to each candidate, who had two-and-a-half minutes to respond. Follow-up questions from panelists were permitted. The candidates were given one minute for rebuttals and four minutes for closing statements.
1:45 pm ET Approx. 1 hr. 7 min. Trump Revealed Michael Kranish and Marc Fisher talked about their book Trump Revealed: An American Journey of ... Michael Kranish and Marc Fisher talked about their book Trump Revealed: An American Journey of Ambition, Ego, Money, and Power, in which they examine Donald Trump’s life and politics. 6:00 pm ET Approx. 23 min. Moses Myers House The Moses Myers House was owned by the first Jewish family in Norfolk, Virginia in the 19th ... The Moses Myers House was owned by the first Jewish family in Norfolk, Virginia in the 19th century. They maintained a large shipping operation, and the home was passed down through several generations of the Myers family. American History TV toured the house to see many of the original furnishings and hear what life was like for the prominent merchant family.
4:50 am ET Approx. 1 hr. 6 min. State Department Record Keeping The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee held a hearing on the State Department’s ... The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee held a hearing on the State Department’s record keeping practices and the investigation into 2015 Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton’s email use while serving as secretary of state. Bryan Pagliano, former senior adviser to Secretary Clinton for Information Resource Management, informed the committee ahead of time he would not be testifying. The committee chair, Representative Jason Chaffetz (R-UT), then adjourned the hearing and called the committee to order for a business meeting, during which members debated recommending a resolution to the full House of Representatives that would hold Mr. Pagliano in contempt of Congress for refusing to testify before the oversight panel. The recommendation passed on a 19-15 party- line vote. 3:00 pm ET Approx. 59 min. After Words with Ann Coulter ; Ann Coulter talked about her book In Trump We Trust: E Pluribus Awesome, in which she looks ... Ann Coulter talked about her book In Trump We Trust: E Pluribus Awesome, in which she looks at the candidacy of Donald Trump. She was interviewed by Tucker Carlson. 6:24 pm ET Approx. 4 min. Representative Gwen Moore on the National Museum of African American History and Culture The National Museum of African American History and Culture would open September 24, 2016, on the ... The National Museum of African American History and Culture would open September 24, 2016, on the National Mall. Representative Gwen Moore (D-WI) was interviewed in Statuary Hall about the Smithsonian’s newest museum.
6:00 am ET Approx. 58 min. Q&A with Robert J. Samuelson Author and Washington Post columnist Robert J. Samuelson talked about his columns, as well ... Author and Washington Post columnist Robert J. Samuelson talked about his columns, as well as U.S. economic performance under President Obama 4:00 pm ET Approx. 1 hr. 8 min. In the Country We Love ; ; Diane Guerrero talked about her book, In the Country We Love: My Family Divided, about ... Diane Guerrero talked about her book, In the Country We Love: My Family Divided, about growing up in the U.S. with undocumented parents. She talked about what life is like for children of undocumented immigrants. Her parents and brother were deported when she was a one year-old child. 6:30 pm ET Approx. 58 min. Presidential Candidates Debate Senator John F. Kennedy (D-MA) and Vice President Richard Nixon met in Chicago for the first of ... Senator John F. Kennedy (D-MA) and Vice President Richard Nixon met in Chicago for the first of four presidential debates prior to the 1960 presidential election. This was the first televised presidential debate and was aired on the NBC television network. The two men stood at separate podia to make opening and closing statements and respond to questions from four correspondents. The debate was moderated by Howard Smith. Other panelists included Sander Vanocur, Charles Warren, and Stuart Novins.

Joel Swerdlow and Professor Stephen Wayne spoke briefly on the circumstances surrounding the first televised presidential debate.

Video courtesy of the John F. Kennedy Library Foundation.
5:15 pm ET Approx. 1 hr. 1 min. Panel Discussion on Viruses and Microbes ; ; Authors talked about viruses and microbes. Panelists included Carl Zimmer, author of A ... Authors talked about viruses and microbes. Panelists included Carl Zimmer, author of A Planet of Viruses and Ed Yong, author of I Contain Multitudes: The Microbes Within Us and a Grander View of Life. The discussion was moderated by Sonia Shah, author of Pandemic: Tracking Contagions, from Cholera to Ebola and Beyond.

“Microbes, Viruses, and Destiny” took place at the 2016 Brooklyn Book Festival in Brooklyn, New York.
7:30 pm ET Approx. 29 min. Fifty Years of Aviation This film focuses on the first fifty years of aviation, beginning in 1907, when the U.S. Army ... This film focuses on the first fifty years of aviation, beginning in 1907, when the U.S. Army purchased its first military plane. This program is an episode of the The Big Picture, a U.S. Army documentary series.
6:15 pm ET Approx. 25 min. Interview with Representative Gerald Connolly ; Representative Gerald Connolly (D-VA) talked about the role of literature in his life and work. Representative Gerald Connolly (D-VA) talked about the role of literature in his life and work. 8:00 pm ET Approx. 1 hr. 35 min. President's Daily Briefing John Brennan and James Clapper talked about the President’s Daily Briefing during the Nixon ... John Brennan and James Clapper talked about the President’s Daily Briefing during the Nixon and Ford administrations. The CIA had recently released over 2,000 pages of previously classified material from the Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford administrations. These documents were part of the President’s Daily Briefings, which are documents seen only by the president and a few selected officials and which discuss national security threats and issues.
6:42 pm ET Approx. 1 min. 9:37 pm ET Approx. 6 min. Representative Keith Ellison on the National Museum of African American History and Culture The National Museum of African American History and Culture would open September 24, 2016, on the ... The National Museum of African American History and Culture would open September 24, 2016, on the National Mall. Representative Keith Ellison (D-MN) was interviewed in Statuary Hall about the Smithsonian’s newest museum.
6:45 pm ET Approx. 52 min. JFK and the Reagan Revolution Lawrence Kudlow and Brian Domitrovic talked about their book JFK and the Reagan Revolution: A ... Lawrence Kudlow and Brian Domitrovic talked about their book JFK and the Reagan Revolution: A Secret History of American Prosperity, in which they examine the conservative economic initiatives of President John F. Kennedy and report on how his reduction of tax rates and his faith in Republican Treasury Secretary Douglas Dillon refuted his party’s longstanding economic principals. 9:43 pm ET Approx. 4 min. Congressional Delegate Stacey Plaskett on the National Museum of African American History and Culture The National Museum of African American History and Culture would open September 24, 2016, on the ... The National Museum of African American History and Culture would open September 24, 2016, on the National Mall. Congressional Delagate Stacey Plaskett (D-VI) was interviewed in Statuary Hall about the Smithsonian’s newest museum.
7:38 pm ET Approx. 1 min. 9:48 pm ET Approx. 3 min. Representative Danny Davis on the National Museum of African American History and Culture The National Museum of African American History and Culture would open September 24, 2016, on the ... The National Museum of African American History and Culture would open September 24, 2016, on the National Mall. Representative Danny Davis (D-IL) was interviewed in Statuary Hall about the Smithsonian’s newest museum.
7:40 pm ET Approx. 4 min. 9:52 pm ET Approx. 6 min. Representative Gregory Meeks on the National Museum of African American History and Culture The National Museum of African American History and Culture would open September 24, 2016, on the ... The National Museum of African American History and Culture would open September 24, 2016, on the National Mall. Representative Gregory Meeks (D-NY) was interviewed in Statuary Hall about the Smithsonian’s newest museum.
7:45 pm ET Approx. 1 hr. 7 min. Makers and Takers Rana Forhoorhar talked about her book, Makers and Takers: The Rise of Finance and the Fall of ... Rana Forhoorhar talked about her book, Makers and Takers: The Rise of Finance and the Fall of American Business, about the dominance of the financial sector in America today. 10:00 pm ET Approx. 23 min. Moses Myers House The Moses Myers House was owned by the first Jewish family in Norfolk, Virginia in the 19th ... The Moses Myers House was owned by the first Jewish family in Norfolk, Virginia in the 19th century. They maintained a large shipping operation, and the home was passed down through several generations of the Myers family. American History TV toured the house to see many of the original furnishings and hear what life was like for the prominent merchant family.
8:53 pm ET Approx. 1 min. 10:24 pm ET Approx. 5 min. Representative Hank Johnson on the National Museum of African American History and Culture The National Museum of African American History and Culture would open September 24, 2016, on the ... The National Museum of African American History and Culture would open September 24, 2016, on the National Mall. Representative Hank Johnson (D-GA)) was interviewed in Statuary Hall about the Smithsonian’s newest museum.
8:55 pm ET Approx. 5 min. 10:30 pm ET Approx. 58 min. Presidential Candidates Debate Senator John F. Kennedy (D-MA) and Vice President Richard Nixon met in Chicago for the first of ... Senator John F. Kennedy (D-MA) and Vice President Richard Nixon met in Chicago for the first of four presidential debates prior to the 1960 presidential election. This was the first televised presidential debate and was aired on the NBC television network. The two men stood at separate podia to make opening and closing statements and respond to questions from four correspondents. The debate was moderated by Howard Smith. Other panelists included Sander Vanocur, Charles Warren, and Stuart Novins.

Joel Swerdlow and Professor Stephen Wayne spoke briefly on the circumstances surrounding the first televised presidential debate.

Video courtesy of the John F. Kennedy Library Foundation.
9:00 pm ET Approx. 1 hr. After Words with Dave Brat ; Representative Dave Brat (R-VA) talked about his book American Undergod: Proof That Principles ... Representative Dave Brat (R-VA) talked about his book American Undergod: Proof That Principles Matter, in which he recalls his Republican primary victory over former House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) and explains his political philosophy. He was interviewed by Ed Gillespie. 11:30 pm ET Approx. 29 min. Fifty Years of Aviation This film focuses on the first fifty years of aviation, beginning in 1907, when the U.S. Army ... This film focuses on the first fifty years of aviation, beginning in 1907, when the U.S. Army purchased its first military plane. This program is an episode of the The Big Picture, a U.S. Army documentary series.
9:00 pm ET Approx. 1 hr. 4 min. 12:00 am ET Approx. 1 hr. 35 min. President's Daily Briefing John Brennan and James Clapper talked about the President’s Daily Briefing during the Nixon ... John Brennan and James Clapper talked about the President’s Daily Briefing during the Nixon and Ford administrations. The CIA had recently released over 2,000 pages of previously classified material from the Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford administrations. These documents were part of the President’s Daily Briefings, which are documents seen only by the president and a few selected officials and which discuss national security threats and issues.
9:00 pm ET Approx. 55 min. After Words with Dave Brat ; Representative Dave Brat (R-VA) talked about his book American Undergod: Proof That Principles ... Representative Dave Brat (R-VA) talked about his book American Undergod: Proof That Principles Matter, in which he recalls his Republican primary victory over former House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) and explains his political philosophy. He was interviewed by Ed Gillespie. 1:36 am ET Approx. 4 min. Representative Gwen Moore on the National Museum of African American History and Culture The National Museum of African American History and Culture would open September 24, 2016, on the ... The National Museum of African American History and Culture would open September 24, 2016, on the National Mall. Representative Gwen Moore (D-WI) was interviewed in Statuary Hall about the Smithsonian’s newest museum.
9:05 pm ET Approx. 53 min. Rancher, Farmer, Fisherman Miriam Horn talked about her book Rancher, Farmer, Fisherman: Conservation Heroes of the ... Miriam Horn talked about her book Rancher, Farmer, Fisherman: Conservation Heroes of the American Heartland, in which she looks at conservation in America through the livelihood of five American families. She spoke with Ian Frazier. 1:40 am ET Approx. 5 min. Representative Donald Payne, Jr., on the National Museum of African American History and Culture The National Museum of African American History and Culture would open September 24, 2016, on the ... The National Museum of African American History and Culture would open September 24, 2016, on the National Mall. Representative Donald Payne, Jr., (D-NJ) was interviewed in Statuary Hall about the Smithsonian’s newest museum.
9:56 pm ET Approx. 3 min. 1:45 am ET Approx. 7 min. Representative Barbara Lee on the National Museum of African American History and Culture The National Museum of African American History and Culture would open September 24, 2016, on the ... The National Museum of African American History and Culture would open September 24, 2016, on the National Mall. Representative Barbara Lee (D-CA) was interviewed in Statuary Hall about the Smithsonian’s newest museum.
10:00 pm ET Approx. 22 min. In Search of the City on a Hill ; Professor Richard Gamble talked about his book, In Search of the City on a Hill: The Making and ... Professor Richard Gamble talked about his book, In Search of the City on a Hill: The Making and Unmaking of an American Myth. This interview, recorded on the campus of Hillsdale College in Michigan, is part of Book TV’s College Series. 1:52 am ET Approx. 4 min. Representative Marc Veasey on the National Museum of African American History and Culture The National Museum of African American History and Culture would open September 24, 2016, on the ... The National Museum of African American History and Culture would open September 24, 2016, on the National Mall. Representative Marc Veasey (D-TX) was interviewed in Statuary Hall about the Smithsonian’s newest museum.
10:05 pm ET Approx. 1 min. 2:00 am ET Approx. 1 hr. 5 min. War Comes to America This 1945 Office of War Information film examines world events leading to the U.S. entry into ... This 1945 Office of War Information film examines world events leading to the U.S. entry into World War II. Why We Fight is a series of seven films developed by director Frank Capra to educate the American people about the war effort and to refute Nazi and Japanese propaganda. It begins with the signing of the Declaration of Independence and ends with the attack on Pearl Harbor.
11:00 pm ET Approx. 54 min. Rancher, Farmer, Fisherman Miriam Horn talked about her book Rancher, Farmer, Fisherman: Conservation Heroes of the ... Miriam Horn talked about her book Rancher, Farmer, Fisherman: Conservation Heroes of the American Heartland, in which she looks at conservation in America through the livelihood of five American families. She spoke with Ian Frazier. 3:06 am ET Approx. 10 min. Japanese Surrender in 1945 Courtesy of the National Archives, this United Newsreel depicts Japan’s involvement in World ... Courtesy of the National Archives, this United Newsreel depicts Japan’s involvement in World War II and scenes from Victory over Japan (VJ) day.
12:00 am ET Approx. 1 hr. After Words with Dave Brat ; Representative Dave Brat (R-VA) talked about his book American Undergod: Proof That Principles ... Representative Dave Brat (R-VA) talked about his book American Undergod: Proof That Principles Matter, in which he recalls his Republican primary victory over former House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) and explains his political philosophy. He was interviewed by Ed Gillespie. 3:17 am ET Approx. 32 min. Victory Over Japan Day Anniversary Speakers participated in a ceremony marking the 71st anniversary of Victory over Japan Day in ... Speakers participated in a ceremony marking the 71st anniversary of Victory over Japan Day in front of the National World War II Memorial in Washington, D.C.
1:00 am ET Approx. 22 min. In Search of the City on a Hill ; Professor Richard Gamble talked about his book, In Search of the City on a Hill: The Making and ... Professor Richard Gamble talked about his book, In Search of the City on a Hill: The Making and Unmaking of an American Myth. This interview, recorded on the campus of Hillsdale College in Michigan, is part of Book TV’s College Series. 3:49 am ET Approx. 7 min. VJ Day Celebrations in Washington, D.C. This silent film contains scenes of celebrations following the surrender of Japan and the end of ... This silent film contains scenes of celebrations following the surrender of Japan and the end of World War II. The film was recorded by the Naval Photographic Center and shows street scenes on Pennsylvania Avenue in downtown Washington, D.C.
1:23 am ET Approx. 1 min. 4:00 am ET Approx. 1 hr. 10 min. Denver's 19th Century "Great Healer" ; ; David Wetzel talked about his book, The Vanishing Messiah: The Life and Resurrections of ... David Wetzel talked about his book, The Vanishing Messiah: The Life and Resurrections of Francis Schlatter. In his book, Mr. Wetzel describes the mysteries surrounding the 19th century faith healer who reportedly cured thousands of ailing people on the American frontier before he disappeared from Denver in 1895.
1:25 am ET Approx. 4 min. After Words with Dana Loesch ; Dana Loesch talked about her book Flyover Nation: You Can’t Run a Country You’ve ... Dana Loesch talked about her book Flyover Nation: You Can’t Run a Country You’ve Never Been To, in which she argues that “coastal elitists” are dividing the country and don’t understand the impact their policies have on America’s heartland. She was interviewed by Guy Benson. 5:10 am ET Approx. 1 hr. 45 min. Public History on the Early Republic Historians talk about trends in public history and how museums interpret early American ... Historians talk about trends in public history and how museums interpret early American history. They described how they develop programs for specific groups and create partnerships between historians and other fields. 

This event was part of the Society for Historians of the Early American Republic annual conference.
1:30 am ET Approx. 1 hr. 15 min. My Own Words Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg talked about her book My Own Words, in which she ... Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg talked about her book My Own Words, in which she discusses her life and the Supreme Court. She spoke with former Solicitor General Ted Olson.
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2:48 am ET Approx. 4 min. Code Warriors ; Stephen Budiansky talked about his book, Code Warriors: NSA’s Codebreakers and the Secret ... Stephen Budiansky talked about his book, Code Warriors: NSA’s Codebreakers and the Secret Intelligence War Against the Soviet Union, about the Nation Security Agency’s (NSA) intelligence war against the Soviet Union.
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3:00 am ET Approx. 1 hr. After Words with Dave Brat ; Representative Dave Brat (R-VA) talked about his book American Undergod: Proof That Principles ... Representative Dave Brat (R-VA) talked about his book American Undergod: Proof That Principles Matter, in which he recalls his Republican primary victory over former House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) and explains his political philosophy. He was interviewed by Ed Gillespie.
4:00 am ET Approx. 59 min. After Words with Ann Coulter ; Ann Coulter talked about her book In Trump We Trust: E Pluribus Awesome, in which she looks ... Ann Coulter talked about her book In Trump We Trust: E Pluribus Awesome, in which she looks at the candidacy of Donald Trump. She was interviewed by Tucker Carlson.
5:00 am ET Approx. 1 hr. 8 min. In the Country We Love ; ; Diane Guerrero talked about her book, In the Country We Love: My Family Divided, about ... Diane Guerrero talked about her book, In the Country We Love: My Family Divided, about growing up in the U.S. with undocumented parents. She talked about what life is like for children of undocumented immigrants. Her parents and brother were deported when she was a one year-old child.
6:09 am ET Approx. 1 min. Books by Presidential Candidates A list of books written by 2016 presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. A list of books written by 2016 presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump.
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6:15 am ET Approx. 1 hr. 5 min. American Revolutions ; Alan Taylor talked about his book American Revolutions: A Continental History, 1750-1804, ... Alan Taylor talked about his book American Revolutions: A Continental History, 1750-1804, in which he examines the American Revolution, from the strained relationship between the Colonists and Britain that led to the war to the battles that marked the conflict and the political fallout in the war’s aftermath.