C-SPAN Schedule

< Monday, August 3 >

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7:00 am ET Approx. 47 min. LIVE Open Phones Telephone lines were open for viewer responses to the question: “Should Congress cut funding ... Telephone lines were open for viewer responses to the question: “Should Congress cut funding for Planned Parenthood?” 6:30 am ET Approx. 1 hr. 31 min. Book Discussion on The State of the American Mind Adam Bellow and Mark Bauerlein, editors of The State of the American Mind: 16 Leading Critics ... Adam Bellow and Mark Bauerlein, editors of The State of the American Mind: 16 Leading Critics on the New Anti-Intellectualism, talked about their follow-up to Allan Bloom’s 1987 book, The Closing of the American Mind. They argued that the decline in American intellectual habits that Bloom wrote about has continued over the past three decades. 6:49 am ET Approx. 10 min. James Brown in Augusta, Georgia Deanna Brown Thomas talked about the life of her father, singer James Brown, his role in the Civil ... Deanna Brown Thomas talked about the life of her father, singer James Brown, his role in the Civil Rights Movement, and his impact on the city of Augusta, Georgia. Ms. Thomas spoke from the James Brown Exhibit at the Augusta Museum of History. The exhibit is the world’s largest collection of Mr. Brown’s memorabilia.

C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles (LCVs) made a stop in their “2015 LCV Cities Tour” in Augusta, Georgia, from February 21-25 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.
7:00 am ET Approx. 3 min. LIVE Planned Parenthood Funding ; Peter Sullivan joined by phone to discuss an upcoming Senate vote on a bill to revoke federal ... Peter Sullivan joined by phone to discuss an upcoming Senate vote on a bill to revoke federal funding for Planned Parenthood following an advocacy group’s release of videos alleging Planned Parenthood sold fetal tissue to researchers. 8:33 am ET Approx. 26 min. Veterans and the Criminal Justice System Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald delivered the keynote address at the 2015 Veterans ... Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald delivered the keynote address at the 2015 Veterans Court Conference. He talked about Obama administration efforts to reduce claims backlogs and improve services for the nation’s veterans 7:01 am ET Approx. 52 min. U.S. Banknotes from 1861-1928 ; Bruce Smart talked about banknotes from 1861 to 1928. He spoke about the people depicted on ... Bruce Smart talked about banknotes from 1861 to 1928. He spoke about the people depicted on banknotes as well as legislation that changed who could appear on currency. Smart showed a number of banknotes from his personal collection as well as rare bills, including those with images of Martha Washington and a Native American.
7:50 am ET Approx. 57 min. LIVE Medicare and Medicaid ; ; Gail Wilensky and Robert Berenson talked about the history and future of Medicare and Medicaid. Gail Wilensky and Robert Berenson talked about the history and future of Medicare and Medicaid. 9:00 am ET Approx. 2 hr. 59 min. LIVE Pope Francis U.S. Visit Preview Looking ahead to Pope Francis' first trip to the United States in September, religion organizers ... Looking ahead to Pope Francis' first trip to the United States in September, religion organizers and reporters who cover religion discussed the scope of his visit. 7:54 am ET Approx. 4 min. Lucy Craft Laney Museum Executive Director Christine Miller-Betts gave a tour of the Lucy Craft Laney Museum of Black ... Executive Director Christine Miller-Betts gave a tour of the Lucy Craft Laney Museum of Black History and told the story of Mrs. Laney’s life and legacy. Lucy Craft Laney was an African-American woman who grew up in Georgia and was responsible for educating generations of African-American students in the state.

C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles (LCVs) made a stop in their “2015 LCV Cities Tour” in Augusta, Georgia, from February 21-25 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.
8:49 am ET Approx. 40 min. LIVE Funding Alzheimer's Research ; Robert Egge talked about the future of Alzheimer’s and federal funding for research on the ... Robert Egge talked about the future of Alzheimer’s and federal funding for research on the disease. 12:02 pm ET Approx. 1 hr. 33 min. ISIS and Foreign Fighters Academics from the U.K., Spain, and the U.S talked about the threat of foreign fighters from ... Academics from the U.K., Spain, and the U.S talked about the threat of foreign fighters from Europe and the U.S. who travel to Syria and Iraq to join ISIS* and other militant groups. They discussed motivations, online recruitment techniques, the differences among European and American law enforcement strategies, and the dangers the fighters pose when they return to their home countries.

* The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), also known as the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), is a militant group that has called itself the Islamic State.
8:02 am ET Approx. 2 hr. 14 min. Department of Agriculture Oversight Secretary Tom Vilsack testified at an oversight hearing on Department of Agriculture ... Secretary Tom Vilsack testified at an oversight hearing on Department of Agriculture programs. Much of the hearing was focused on a new Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) clean water rule that gives federal agencies the authority to protect some streams, wetlands, and tributaries under the Clean Water Act. Secretary Vilsack said his agency was working to assess its impact. Several committee members focused on projects in their districts.
9:32 am ET Approx. 27 min. LIVE Open Phones Telephone lines were open for viewer calls on news of the day. Telephone lines were open for viewer calls on news of the day. 2:00 pm ET Approx. 6 hr. LIVE Senate Session The Senate resumed debate on the motion to proceed to S.1881, a bill by Senator Joni Ernst (R-IA) ... The Senate resumed debate on the motion to proceed to S.1881, a bill by Senator Joni Ernst (R-IA) to prohibit federal funding of Planned Parenthood. 10:17 am ET Approx. 40 min. Social Security and Medicare Trustees Report ; ; Treasury Secretary Jack Lew and other Cabinet secretaries and federal official spoke to reporters ... Treasury Secretary Jack Lew and other Cabinet secretaries and federal official spoke to reporters about the release of the annual reports of the Social Security and Medicare Trustees Boards.
10:03 am ET Approx. 57 min. Nuclear Iran Panelists talked about preventing Iran from acquiring a nuclear weapon, the threat of a nuclear ... Panelists talked about preventing Iran from acquiring a nuclear weapon, the threat of a nuclear Iran, and potential strategies to combat this and other similar security threats.

“Iran and the Bomb” was a panel discussion at the 2015 Aspen Security Forum in Aspen, Colorado.
8:00 pm ET Approx. 32 min. Communicators with Representatives DeGette and Langevin Representative Diana DeGette (D-CO), co-chair of the Congressional Privacy Caucus, talked by video ... Representative Diana DeGette (D-CO), co-chair of the Congressional Privacy Caucus, talked by video from Capitol Hill about threats to privacy on the Internet, legislative efforts to shore up privacy, and net neutrality.

Then, Representative Jim Langevin (D-RI), co-chair of the Congressional Cybersecurity Caucus, talked about cybersecurity, the hack of information from the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM), and why he thinks Congress must do more to enhance cybersecurity.
10:59 am ET Approx. 2 hr. 46 min. National Urban League Conference Presidential candidates Hillary Clinton, former Governor Jeb Bush (R-FL), Dr. Ben Carson, former ... Presidential candidates Hillary Clinton, former Governor Jeb Bush (R-FL), Dr. Ben Carson, former Governor Martin O’Malley (D-MD), and Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) spoke at the National Urban League conference in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
11:03 am ET Approx. 56 min. Medicare and Medicaid ; ; Gail Wilensky and Robert Berenson talked about the history and future of Medicare and Medicaid. Gail Wilensky and Robert Berenson talked about the history and future of Medicare and Medicaid. 1:47 pm ET Approx. 2 hr. 55 min. FCC Oversight Federal Communications Commission Chair Tom Wheeler and Commissioner Ajit Pai testified at an ... Federal Communications Commission Chair Tom Wheeler and Commissioner Ajit Pai testified at an oversight hearing of their agency’s priorities. They also discussed rural access to broadband and the increased use of video streaming services, also known as “over-the-top” services.
11:10 am ET Approx. 1 hr. 20 min. LIVE President Obama Remarks at the Mandela Fellows Town Hall President Obama spoke to a class of 500 Mandela Washington Fellows at the Young African Leaders ... President Obama spoke to a class of 500 Mandela Washington Fellows at the Young African Leaders Initiative Presidential Summit. The president also answered questions from the students.
12:31 pm ET Approx. 3 min. Planned Parenthood Funding ; Peter Sullivan joined by phone to discuss an upcoming Senate vote on a bill to revoke federal ... Peter Sullivan joined by phone to discuss an upcoming Senate vote on a bill to revoke federal funding for Planned Parenthood following an advocacy group’s release of videos alleging Planned Parenthood sold fetal tissue to researchers.
12:35 pm ET Approx. 1 hr. 8 min. Senator Bernie Sanders Remarks on the Economy ; Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT), a candidate for the 2016 Democratic presidential nomination, was ... Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT), a candidate for the 2016 Democratic presidential nomination, was interviewed about issues important to Hispanic businesses and communities. He answered questions concerning the economy, immigration, race relations, and issues affecting the Latino community. He also discussed his chances of winning the Democratic nomination and vowed not to run as a third-party candidate in the 2016 presidential election.

This was part of a Presidential Candidate Q&A Series held by the U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce at the Newseum.
2:15 pm ET Approx. 30 min. LIVE President Obama on Power Plant Emissions President Obama announced a new rule limiting carbon emissions at power plants. President Obama announced a new rule limiting carbon emissions at power plants.
6:30 pm ET Approx. 3 hr. LIVE 2016 Republican Candidates "Voters First Forum" All current or likely Republican presidential candidates were invited to take part in a ... All current or likely Republican presidential candidates were invited to take part in a “Voters First Republican Presidential Forum” on the campus of St. Anselm College in Manchester, New Hampshire. This event was the first opportunity to hear all of the 2016 Republican presidential candidates on one stage. The candidates appeared one at a time, answering questions determined by the editors of the Union Leader based on the topics suggested by the public. Jack Heath moderated.
9:30 pm ET Approx. 2 hr. 2016 Republican Candidates "Voters First Forum" All current or likely Republican presidential candidates were invited to take part in a ... All current or likely Republican presidential candidates were invited to take part in a “Voters First Republican Presidential Forum” on the campus of St. Anselm College in Manchester, New Hampshire. This event was the first opportunity to hear all of the 2016 Republican presidential candidates on one stage. The candidates appeared one at a time, answering questions determined by the editors of the Union Leader based on the topics suggested by the public. Jack Heath moderated.
11:30 pm ET Approx. 2 hr. 2016 Republican Candidates "Voters First Forum" All current or likely Republican presidential candidates were invited to take part in a ... All current or likely Republican presidential candidates were invited to take part in a “Voters First Republican Presidential Forum” on the campus of St. Anselm College in Manchester, New Hampshire. This event was the first opportunity to hear all of the 2016 Republican presidential candidates on one stage. The candidates appeared one at a time, answering questions determined by the editors of the Union Leader based on the topics suggested by the public. Jack Heath moderated.