C-SPAN Schedule

< Monday, September 22 >

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7:00 am ET Approx. 46 min. LIVE Open Phones Phone lines were open for viewer thoughts on the significance of global climate change. Phone lines were open for viewer thoughts on the significance of global climate change. 6:16 am ET Approx. 1 hr. 30 min. Book Discussion on The Murder of the Middle Class ; Wayne Allyn Root talked about his book, The Murder of the Middle Class: How to Save Yourself ... Wayne Allyn Root talked about his book, The Murder of the Middle Class: How to Save Yourself and Your Family from the Criminal Conspiracy of the Century, in which he argues that the Obama administration and its allies are actively destroying the middle class in the U.S. and suggests ways for Americans to protect themselves before it’s too late. Mr. Root spoke at a Financial Policy Council event held in New York City. 6:56 am ET Approx. 3 min. A Point in Time: The Corona Story This 1972 Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) documentary looks as the CIA’s Corona program, ... This 1972 Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) documentary looks as the CIA’s Corona program, which produced the world’s first spy satellites. Topics included the creation of the Corona program, how the satellite was built, and its capabilities. The film included footage of former CIA director Richard Helms as he addressed a press conference about the Corona mission.
7:48 am ET Approx. 41 min. LIVE Homegrown ISIS Threat ; ; Susan Crabtree talked about U.S. efforts to target homegrown ISIS threats and the group’s ... Susan Crabtree talked about U.S. efforts to target homegrown ISIS threats and the group’s efforts to attract Westerners. Other topics included U.S. strategies to counter *ISIS' propaganda campaign, and Khorasan, an-al Qaeda cell in Syria devoted to attacks on Western countries. Ms. Crabtree also previewed President Obama’s address at a United Nations meeting on ISIS later in the week.

C-SPAN Radio’s Nancy Calo read news headlines at the conclusion of the program.

*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.
7:47 am ET Approx. 11 min. Cultural History of St. Paul, Minnesota Patrick Coleman, acquisitions librarian for the Minnesota Historical Society, talked about the ... Patrick Coleman, acquisitions librarian for the Minnesota Historical Society, talked about the cultural and literary history of St. Paul, Minnesota. He spoke about the early exploration of Minnesota and the Native American history in the area. Mr. Coleman also presented books and other collected items that showed the impact St. Paul has had on U.S. pop culture.

C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles (LCVs) made a stop in their “2014 LCV Cities Tour” in St. Paul, Minnesota, from July 21-24 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 BookTV on C-SPAN2.
7:00 am ET Approx. 47 min. Historical Accuracy of the Movie Lincoln ; Matthew Pinsker talked about Stephen Spielberg’s film, Lincoln, analyzing what was ... Matthew Pinsker talked about Stephen Spielberg’s film, Lincoln, analyzing what was fact and what was Hollywood fiction. Professor Pinsker spoke about the historical significance of the events the movie portrays, but also the areas where Mr. Spielberg exercised his artistic freedom. 

“Mr. Spielberg Goes to Washington: What Hollywood Got Right (and Wrong) About Passage of the 13th Amendment” was part of the U.S. Capitol Historical Society 2014 Spring Conference “A Just and Lasting Peace: Ending the Civil War", held in the Dirksen Senate Office Building. It was the eleventh symposium in the series, "The National Capitol in a Nation Divided: Congress and the District of Columbia Confront Sectionalism and Slavery.”
8:32 am ET Approx. 55 min. LIVE U.S. Strategy Against ISIS Hugh Shelton talked about the U.S. strategy to combat Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL) militants in Syria ... Hugh Shelton talked about the U.S. strategy to combat Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL) militants in Syria and Iraq, the implications of arming and training moderate Syrian rebels, the potential use of U.S. ground forces, and the role of partner countries.

C-SPAN Radio’s Nancy Calo read news headlines at the conclusion of the program.
7:58 am ET Approx. 1 min. Upcoming Book TV Events A list of upcoming Book TV event coverage as of the week of September 20, 2014. A list of upcoming Book TV event coverage as of the week of September 20, 2014. 7:48 am ET Approx. 10 min. Minnesota State Capitol The Minnesota State Capitol in St. Paul was profiled. The building was designed by ... The Minnesota State Capitol in St. Paul was profiled. The building was designed by American architect Cass Gilbert, and is a classically styled building, boasts the second largest self-supported marble dome in the world, and features 23 different types of stone, including 16 varieties of marble from around the world, and granite and limestone from Minnesota. 

C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles (LCVs) made a stop in their “2014 LCV Cities Tour” in St. Paul, Minnesota, from July 21-24 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 BookTV on C-SPAN2.
9:28 am ET Approx. 31 min. LIVE Medicare Funding for Hospice Services ; Peter Whoriskey talked about the money provided by Medicare to hospice services, which provides ... Peter Whoriskey talked about the money provided by Medicare to hospice services, which provides end-of-life care. He also discussed the growth of these services and the quality of care offered by some providers. 8:00 am ET Approx. 27 min. Communicators with Wade Baker ; ; Wade Baker, the creator of a yearly report from Verizon on worldwide data breaches, talked about ... Wade Baker, the creator of a yearly report from Verizon on worldwide data breaches, talked about the scale and types of data breaches that were occurring and recommended ways to reduce the hacking attempts. He spoke about data breaches at Home Depot, Target, and J.P. Morgan Chase, as well as who was attacking the institutions and how they were doing it. 8:01 am ET Approx. 2 hr. 54 min. West Africa Ebola Outbreak Federal health officials and health workers testified at a joint hearing of the Senate Health, ... Federal health officials and health workers testified at a joint hearing of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee and Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on the Ebola outbreak in West Africa and its possible risk to the U.S. According to the World Health Organization the outbreak was in five countries: Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, and Congo.Dr. Kent Brantly, who contracted the virus in July 2014 while working in Liberia with the group Samaritan’s Purse, told the committees that he requested international aid well before he contracted the disease but was ignored until he and a colleague became ill.
10:00 am ET Approx. 5 min. Pennsylvania Governor's Race ; Philadelphia Inquirer political writer Tom Fitzgerald previewed by phone the Pennsylvania ... Philadelphia Inquirer political writer Tom Fitzgerald previewed by phone the Pennsylvania governor’s debate between incumbent Tom Corbett (R) and challenger Tom Wolf (D). He also discussed the latest polling in the race. 8:29 am ET Approx. 4 hr. U.S. Strategy Against Terrorists Secretary of State John Kerry testified at a Senate Foreign Relation Committee hearing on U.S. ... Secretary of State John Kerry testified at a Senate Foreign Relation Committee hearing on U.S. strategy for combating the Islamic State* militant group. He had just returned from a trip abroad to build a coalition against ISIL. He said that no country had been asked to put “boots on the ground.” Then in the second panel, former U.S. Ambassador to Syria Robert Ford testified in support of the administration’s plan to aid and arm the moderate Syrian opposition.

*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.
10:56 am ET Approx. 1 hr. 41 min. Implementing the Affordable Care Act in Southern States Reports were presemted giving an overview of the progress in implementing the Affordable Care Act ... Reports were presemted giving an overview of the progress in implementing the Affordable Care Act in southern states. and then state reports were presented for seven of the states: Alabama, Florida, Kentucky, Maryland, South Carolina, Texas and West Virginia. Then panelists talked about the issues raised by the reports and how reactions to the ACA in the southern states affect overall progress in implementing national health care reform. 


“Affordable Care Act: Southern States Overview” was held in the National Press Club by the Rockefeller Institute of Government, the Brookings Institution and the Fels Institute of Government at the University of Pennsylvania. The event was co-sponsored by West Virginia University and the Governing Institute.
10:06 am ET Approx. 2 min. Arkansas Gubernatorial Campaign Ads Political ads were shown for the gubernatorial campaigns of former Representatives Asa Hutchinson ... Political ads were shown for the gubernatorial campaigns of former Representatives Asa Hutchinson (R-AR) and Mike Ross (D-AR). 12:33 pm ET Approx. 2 hr. 48 min. Benghazi Attack and Diplomatic Security The House Select Committee on Benghazi held its first hearing. They heard testimony from ... The House Select Committee on Benghazi held its first hearing. They heard testimony from Assistant Secretary of State for Diplomatic Security Gregory Starr, whose position was created after the 2012 attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya. He talked about changes made to improve security at foreign posts, but added that risks can be reduced, not eliminated. Two security experts, Todd Keil and Mark Sullivan, who served on a State Department independent panel also testified. Mr. Keil criticized the State Department for its risk management process. 12:38 pm ET Approx. 5 min. Pennsylvania Governor's Race ; Philadelphia Inquirer political writer Tom Fitzgerald previewed by phone the Pennsylvania ... Philadelphia Inquirer political writer Tom Fitzgerald previewed by phone the Pennsylvania governor’s debate between incumbent Tom Corbett (R) and challenger Tom Wolf (D). He also discussed the latest polling in the race.
10:08 am ET Approx. 55 min. Arkansas Gubernatorial Debate Former Representatives Asa Hutchinson (R-AR) and Mike Ross (D-AR) debated various state-wide ... Former Representatives Asa Hutchinson (R-AR) and Mike Ross (D-AR) debated various state-wide issues as they campaigned to be the next governor of Arkansas. The debate was held in KARK-TV’s Little Rock studios. Ashley Ketz introduced the program.

Courtesy of KARK-TV in Little Rock.

Political ads for the gubernatorial campaigns were shown during the commercial breaks of the live program.
3:22 pm ET Approx. 5 min. Pennsylvania Governor's Race ; Philadelphia Inquirer political writer Tom Fitzgerald previewed by phone the Pennsylvania ... Philadelphia Inquirer political writer Tom Fitzgerald previewed by phone the Pennsylvania governor’s debate between incumbent Tom Corbett (R) and challenger Tom Wolf (D). He also discussed the latest polling in the race. 12:45 pm ET Approx. 1 hr. 23 min. Reform in Iran Panelists talked about prospects for reform in Iran under President Hassan Rouhani, including ... Panelists talked about prospects for reform in Iran under President Hassan Rouhani, including changes in political policies, economic growth, and improved human rights conditions. Topics included freedom of the press, nuclear negotiations, and U.S. policy toward Iran.

The event, “Polling the Iranian Street: A Look Inside the Prospects for Reform in Iran,” was held at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies headquarters.
11:40 am ET Approx. 21 min. Arizona Gubernatorial Debate ; ; Arizona gubernatorial candidates Doug Ducey (R) and Fred DuVal (D) debated for the first ... Arizona gubernatorial candidates Doug Ducey (R) and Fred DuVal (D) debated for the first time. Topics discussed included K-12 education, immigration reform, and the state budget. The debate, with a focus on economic issues, was held at the Chandler Center for Performing Arts.

Courtesy of KPNX-TV in Phoenix.
3:28 pm ET Approx. 1 hr. 27 min. Nebraska Senate Debate Four candidates for an open Senate seat from Nebraska held their last debate at North Platte High ... Four candidates for an open Senate seat from Nebraska held their last debate at North Platte High School. Topics included foreign policy and terrorism, immigration, and gun control.

Courtesy of NET News and the Nebraska Broadcasters Association.
2:09 pm ET Approx. 1 hr. 59 min. Prescription Drugs and Medical Advances Secretary Sylvia Burwell and other government and private sector healthcare leaders testified ... Secretary Sylvia Burwell and other government and private sector healthcare leaders testified about ongoing medical community efforts to improve and develop and new treatments and cures. The witnesses offered suggestions for making systems work better, faster, and cheaper. They stressed the importance of fostering public-private partnerships, improving and broadening databases of patient information, and assisting new doctors, scientists, and innovators with the costly educational burdens in pursuing careers in the field.

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 roundtable was held to discuss ideas the committee had gathered in field hearings over the previous months.
12:24 pm ET Approx. 36 min. LIVE White House Daily Briefing Josh Earnest briefed reporters and responded to questions on a variety of issues. Josh Earnest briefed reporters and responded to questions on a variety of issues. 4:00 pm ET Approx. 30 min. Senate Session Unless the Senate receives a message from the House of Representatives that it has agreed to S. ... Unless the Senate receives a message from the House of Representatives that it has agreed to S. Con. Res. 44, Adjournment Resolution, Senate will meet in a pro forma session. 4:09 pm ET Approx. 2 hr. 1 min. Oversight Access Concerns Inspectors General with the Department of Justice, the Peace Corps, and the Environmental ... Inspectors General with the Department of Justice, the Peace Corps, and the Environmental Protection Agency testified at a House Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing about limitations on access to records that have impeded their work.
1:01 pm ET Approx. 5 min. Pennsylvania Governor's Race ; Philadelphia Inquirer political writer Tom Fitzgerald previewed by phone the Pennsylvania ... Philadelphia Inquirer political writer Tom Fitzgerald previewed by phone the Pennsylvania governor’s debate between incumbent Tom Corbett (R) and challenger Tom Wolf (D). He also discussed the latest polling in the race. 5:00 pm ET Approx. 1 hr. 30 min. LIVE Supreme Court Term Preview Former Acting Solicitor General Neal Katyal and legal scholars previewed the 2014-2015 Supreme ... Former Acting Solicitor General Neal Katyal and legal scholars previewed the 2014-2015 Supreme Court term. 6:11 pm ET Approx. 1 hr. 46 min. Consequences of Surveillance Panelists talked about the political and public consequences of the National Security ... Panelists talked about the political and public consequences of the National Security Agency’s (NSA) domestic surveillance programs. Matthew Olsen, the director of the National Counterterrorism Center, defended the programs, saying they were crucial to U.S. efforts to fight ISIS*, but acknowledged the NSA must regain the public’s trust through transparency. Laura Donahue, the director of Georgetown University’s Center on National Security, argued against the NSA’s programs, calling them unconstitutional.

* 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.
1:08 pm ET Approx. 2 min. Iowa Gubernatorial Campaign Ads Political ads were shown for the gubernatorial campaigns of incumbent Governor Terry Branstad (R) ... Political ads were shown for the gubernatorial campaigns of incumbent Governor Terry Branstad (R) and Iowa State Senator Jack Hatch (D).
1:10 pm ET Approx. 27 min. Iowa Gubernatorial Debate Incumbent Governor Terry Branstad (R) and State Senator Jack Hatch (D) met in a debate for ... Incumbent Governor Terry Branstad (R) and State Senator Jack Hatch (D) met in a debate for Iowa’s gubernatorial race. The second of the series of three debates focused on economic prosperity and job creation.

The debate, held at Edward Stone Middle School in Burlington, Iowa, was co-sponsored by the Greater Burlington Partnership, the local alliance of chambers of commerce, as well as KWQC Television in the Quad Cities and the Burlington Hawk Eye.




Courtesy of KWQC-TV.
1:38 pm ET Approx. 26 min. Iowa Gubernatorial Debate Incumbent Governor Terry Branstad (R) and State Senator Jack Hatch (D) met in a debate for ... Incumbent Governor Terry Branstad (R) and State Senator Jack Hatch (D) met in a debate for Iowa’s gubernatorial race. The second of the series of three debates focused on economic prosperity and job creation.

The debate, held at Edward Stone Middle School in Burlington, Iowa, was co-sponsored by the Greater Burlington Partnership, the local alliance of chambers of commerce, as well as KWQC Television in the Quad Cities and the Burlington Hawk Eye.




Courtesy of KWQC-TV.
2:07 pm ET Approx. 1 hr. 10 min. Future of Newspapers and Politics ; Rick Green spoke to Iowa State University students about the future of newspapers and about ... Rick Green spoke to Iowa State University students about the future of newspapers and about Iowa’s role in national politics at the annual Chamberlin Lecture. He also answered students questions about journalism ethics, social media and the job market
4:00 pm ET Approx. 1 hr. LIVE Treasury Secretary Lew on Economic Costs of Climate Change
5:30 pm ET Approx. 1 hr. LIVE Terrorism and Islamic Extremism Panelists talked about terrorism and Islamic extremism. The panel included Juan Zarate, Jon ... Panelists talked about terrorism and Islamic extremism. The panel included Juan Zarate, Jon Alterman, and Juliana Goldman, and was moderated by Bob Schieffer.
6:30 pm ET Approx. 1 hr. LIVE Ann Hagedorn, “The Invisible Soldiers: How America Outsourced Our Security”
7:30 pm ET Approx. 45 min. LIVE Pennsylvania Gubernatorial Debate Incumbent Governor Tom Corbett (R) and challenger Tom Wolf (D) met in a debate for the ... Incumbent Governor Tom Corbett (R) and challenger Tom Wolf (D) met in a debate for the Pennsylvania gubernatorial race.