C-SPAN Schedule

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7:00 am ET Approx. 55 min. LIVE Open Phones ; Telephone lines were open for comments on Republican 2012 presidential candidate Rick Santorum,'s ... Telephone lines were open for comments on Republican 2012 presidential candidate Rick Santorum,'s comments regarding public education and President Obama. 
Nancy Calo previewed the Sunday morning talk shows re-airing on C-SPAN Radio later in the day.
6:33 am ET Approx. 51 min. Book Discussion on Who's Afraid of Post-Blackness? ; Toure explores what it means to be African-American in the United States today. For his book ... Toure explores what it means to be African-American in the United States today. For his book the author spoke with over 100 African Americans from Cornel West and Henry Louis Gates Jr. to Chuck D and Malcolm Gladwell as he examined race, identity, politics, and the concept of “post-blackness.” Toure read from his book and was interviewed on stage by Jonathan Capehart. He also responded to questions from members of the audience at the 14th & V Street Busboys and Poets in Washington, D.C. The event was co-sponsored by Teaching for Change.
There is language some may find offensive.
6:00 am ET Approx. 1 hr. The Music of the War of 1812 Early American music historian David Hildebrand talked about the creation of the national ... Early American music historian David Hildebrand talked about the creation of the national anthem. He told how the Battle of Fort McHenry during the War of 1812 inspired Francis Scott Key to write the lyrics to the “Star-Spangled Banner.” He talked about musical expressions of patriotism during and after the war of 1812. He illustrated his points with slides and music. Mr. Hildebrand also responded to questions from members of the audience.
“'O Say Can You See': The Story of the Star Spangled Banner” was part of the Maryland Historical Society Francis Scott Key Lecture Series, held in France Hall.
7:58 am ET Approx. 33 min. LIVE Grover Norquist on President Obama's 2013 Budget Tax Proposals ; Grover Norquist talked about tax proposals in the Obama administration’s fiscal year 2013 ... Grover Norquist talked about tax proposals in the Obama administration’s fiscal year 2013 budget, the Social Security payroll tax extension, and the 2012 election. He responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. 7:24 am ET Approx. 11 min. Bookhouse ; Natalie and Edward Hughes talked about their used book store. Natalie and Edward Hughes talked about their used book store. 7:01 am ET Approx. 57 min. Q&A with Edmund Morris ; Edmund Morris talked about Colonel Roosevelt, his final book in his three-book series on ... Edmund Morris talked about Colonel Roosevelt, his final book in his three-book series on Theodore Roosevelt. The book looks at the former president’s years after the presidency up to his death at age 60. Mr. Morris also talked about the 30-year process of writing about Theodore Roosevelt.
The two previous books in the series are The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt and Theodore Rex. Morris won the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award in 1980 for The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt. He is also author of Dutch: A Memoir of Ronald Reagan and a biography on Beethoven, Beethoven: The Universal Composer. Edmund Morris was born in Nairobi, Kenya, but has lived in the United States since 1968.
8:35 am ET Approx. 44 min. LIVE Neera Tanden on the Progressive Movement ; ; Neera Tanden talked about progressives' attitudes toward toward President Obama and his ... Neera Tanden talked about progressives' attitudes toward toward President Obama and his policies. She talked about views on job growth, debt reduction, and taxation policies, as well as the priorities of the progressive wing of the Democratic Party are being addressed. She responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. 7:36 am ET Approx. 11 min. Book Discussion on Right Angle ; Former Nevada State Representative Sharron Angle talked about her book Right Angle: One ... Former Nevada State Representative Sharron Angle talked about her book Right Angle: One Woman’s Journey to Reclaim the Constitution. She discussed conservative issues and her challenge to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) for his Senate seat.
She was interviewed while at the Conservative Political Action Conference, held February 9-11, 2012, at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel in Washington, D.C.
8:00 am ET Approx. 24 min. Life, Death, and Legacy of Abraham Lincoln ; ; Travel back to April 15, 1865-and the manhunt for Abraham Lincoln s assassin. We visit the ... Travel back to April 15, 1865-and the manhunt for Abraham Lincoln s assassin. We visit the Center for Education and Leadership which opened this month across from Ford s Theatre in Washington, DC. It was there that John Wilkes Booth shot Lincoln as he enjoyed the play Our American Cousin.  We see the 35-foot tower of Lincoln books symbolizing one of the most documented lives in human history, and walk through exhibits that contemplate Lincoln s life, death and legacy.
9:22 am ET Approx. 38 min. LIVE Leo Ribuffo on Presidential Re-elections ; Leo Ribuffo talked about President Obama’s reelection effort as he gears up for his ... Leo Ribuffo talked about President Obama’s reelection effort as he gears up for his campaign, his poll numbers are hovering around 50 percent with an unemployment rate of 8.3%. Dr. Ribuffo talked about the historical significance of polls and unemployment numbers play leading into a President’s re-election and the possibility of a brokered convention within the Republican Party. He also responded to telephones calls and electronic communications. 7:48 am ET Approx. 46 min. Book Discussion on Empire of the Summer Moon ; S.C. Gwynne talked about his book Empire of the Summer Moon: Quanah Parker and the Rise and ... S.C. Gwynne talked about his book Empire of the Summer Moon: Quanah Parker and the Rise and Fall of the Comanches, the Most Powerful Indian Tribe in American History. He responded to questions from members of the audience.

This was a presentation of the 5th annual Savannah Book Festival in the rotunda of the Telfair Academy.
8:25 am ET Approx. 3 min. Tour of First Ladies Exhibit, Preview A brief portion was shown of curator Lisa Kathleen Graddy discussing the exhibition of gowns and ... A brief portion was shown of curator Lisa Kathleen Graddy discussing the exhibition of gowns and dresses of the first ladies at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History.
10:01 am ET Approx. 32 min. Newsmakers with Representative Fred Upton ; ; House Energy and Commerce Committee Chair Fred Upton (R-MI) talked about the key fiscal issues ... House Energy and Commerce Committee Chair Fred Upton (R-MI) talked about the key fiscal issues before Congress. Topics included the extension of the Social Security payroll tax cuts, unemployment benefits, the fiscal year 2013 budget, and the Keystone oil pipeline. 8:35 am ET Approx. 52 min. Book Discussion on A Slave in the White House ; ; Elizabeth Dowling Taylor recounts the life of Paul Jennings, born into slavery on the plantation ... Elizabeth Dowling Taylor recounts the life of Paul Jennings, born into slavery on the plantation of James and Dolley Madison in 1799 and later a member of the household staff of President Madison. The author used correspondence, legal documents, and journal entries rarely seen before to report on Mr. Jennings' life as a slave in the White House and his relationship with James and Dolley Madison. Upon gaining his freedom in 1847, Mr. Jennings was involved in the Pearl Affair, the largest, single slave escape ever attempted, and he authored the first White House memoir. Ms. Taylor responded to questions from members of the audience at this “Books and Beyond” presentation in the Mumford Room of the James Madison Building of the Library of Congress. 8:30 am ET Approx. 51 min. George Washington After Yorktown ; William Fowler talked about his book, American Crisis: George Washington and the Dangerous Two ... William Fowler talked about his book, American Crisis: George Washington and the Dangerous Two Years After Yorktown, 1781-1783. In the book the author details General George Washington’s struggles as he dealt with an ineffective Congress and a Continental Army on the verge of mutiny. He responded to a question from a member of the audience.
This was part of the Author Series Programs at the Social Law Library.
10:35 am ET Approx. 1 hr. 39 min. Fiscal Year 2013 Budget Jeffrey Zients testified on President Obama’s fiscal year 2013 budget proposal. Jeffrey Zients testified on President Obama’s fiscal year 2013 budget proposal. 9:30 am ET Approx. 1 hr. 14 min. Book Discussion on Coming Apart: The State of White America, 1960-2010 ; Charles Murray argued that white America’s classes have diverged in a way different than ... Charles Murray argued that white America’s classes have diverged in a way different than ever seen before. Utilizing census records from 1960 to 2000, Mr. Murray examined the growth of the class divide, the demise of a shared civic culture, and the development of separate cultural understandings for the upper and lower classes. He argued that the growth of this inequality would spell the end of the “American project” and discussed the the probability of that happening. Mr. Murray also responded to questions from members of the audience. 
“Alternative Futures for a Fractured American Culture” was a monthly Bradley Lecture at the American Enterprise Institute in Washington, D.C.
9:24 am ET Approx. 1 hr. 32 min. The 1959 Kitchen Debate Timothy Naftali moderated a discussion among eyewitnesses to the impromptu debate between Vice ... Timothy Naftali moderated a discussion among eyewitnesses to the impromptu debate between Vice President Nixon and Soviet Premier Nikita Khruschev on July 24, 1959, at the American National Exhibition in Moscow. Photographs of the event and a video of the meeting of the two world leaders were shown behind the speakers on the Archives stage. Also shown was a video clip of a 2008 oral history interview with William Safire. The panelists were former Ambassador Gilbert Robinson, the exhibition coordinator, and exhibition guides Tatiana Sochurek and George Feifer. They also responded to questions from members of the audience.
12:17 pm ET Approx. 55 min. Defense Department 2013 Budget Request Defense Secretary Leon Panetta and Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Martin Dempsey testified on the ... Defense Secretary Leon Panetta and Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Martin Dempsey testified on the 2013 military budget. Secretary Panetta defended proposed cuts of $487 billion over the next decade that were required by an August 2011 agreement between President Obama and Congress, with many committee members arguing the cuts are a risk to national security. Secretary Panetta said that he had not prepared for additional budget cuts that will be triggered if Congress cannot agree to additional budget cuts. Other topics included troop levels in Afghanistan, military base closings, and Iran. 10:46 am ET Approx. 1 hr. 6 min. Book Discussion on Uprising ; John Nichols reports on the public protests that took place in Madison, Wisconsin, in February ... John Nichols reports on the public protests that took place in Madison, Wisconsin, in February 2011 in reaction to Governor Scott Walker’s decision to remove collective bargaining rights from teachers and public employees. Mr. Nichols examines the development of the demonstrations and the shared concerns between the Wisconsin protestors and the Occupy Wall Street movement. John Nichols responded to questions from members of the audience in the Tripp Commons of the Memorial Union at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
This opening event for Mr. Nichols’s book tour was held by the Friends of the University of Wisconsin-Madison Libraries.
11:00 am ET Approx. 1 hr. 30 min. Abraham Lincoln and the Freedom of the Press Harold Holzer talked about Abraham Lincoln and freedom of the press during the Civil War. He ... Harold Holzer talked about Abraham Lincoln and freedom of the press during the Civil War. He examined the reasoning behind the imprisonment of newspaper editors during the Civil War, and the suspension of habeas corpus. After his presentation he was joined in discussion by Judges Kaye and Walker. Then Judge Wesley talked about the cases Merryman and Milligan. Henry Miller closed the program by reading an 1862 letter from Judge Samuel A. Foot to President Lincoln and the Gettysburg Address.
“Lincoln, the Civil War and Freedom of the Press: New York Divided” was the 2011 Stephen R. Kaye Lecture of the Historical Society of the Courts of the State of New York. The event at the New York City Bar Association was co-hosted by the New York State Archives Partnership Trust.
1:14 pm ET Approx. 2 hr. 1 min. Threats to National Security James Clapper and Lieutenant General Roland Burgess testified on global threats to U.S. national ... James Clapper and Lieutenant General Roland Burgess testified on global threats to U.S. national security. Topics included the possibility than bombings in Syria were linked to al Qaeda, Iran’s nuclear program, security threats in Iraq and Afghanistan, and cyber security threats to the U.S. 12:01 pm ET Approx. 55 min. After Words with Eric Klinenberg ; Mr. Klinenberg explores the growing trend in America of adults of all ages choosing to live ... Mr. Klinenberg explores the growing trend in America of adults of all ages choosing to live alone. He analyzes the impact the trend has on business, politics, and culture and predicts significant social change for the country as a result. He discussed his findings with Kim Blankenship, director of American University’s Center on Health, Risk, and Society. 12:32 pm ET Approx. 12 min. Gladys City Boomtown Mark Osborne gave a tour of several of the buildings that were recreated as replicas of the actual ... Mark Osborne gave a tour of several of the buildings that were recreated as replicas of the actual buildings that existed in Gladys City during the two oil booms of the 20th century. He talked about Patillo Higgins and his vision for Gladys City. It was originally intended to be the “perfect industrial city” but after oil was discovered at Spindletop in 1901, the rapid influx of businessmen, oilfield workers, prostitutes, and others made that plan impossible.
C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles (LCVs) made a stop in their “2012 LCV Cities Tour” in Beaumont, Texas, on January 9-13 to feature the history and literary life of the community. Working with the Time-Warner Cable local cable 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.
3:17 pm ET Approx. 2 hr. 40 min. Treasury Department Fiscal Year 2013 Budget Request Secretary Geithner testified on the Treasury Department’s fiscal year 2013 budget request. Secretary Geithner testified on the Treasury Department’s fiscal year 2013 budget request. 1:00 pm ET Approx. 27 min. Book Discussion on The Untold War ; Nancy Sherman talked about her latest book, The Untold War: Inside the Hearts, Minds, and Souls ... Nancy Sherman talked about her latest book, The Untold War: Inside the Hearts, Minds, and Souls of Our Soldiers. Professor Sherman was interviewed at Georgetown University as part of Book TV’s College Series. 12:48 pm ET Approx. 11 min. Behind the First Ladies Exhibit at the Smithsonian ; The Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History has been exhibiting gowns and dresses ... The Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History has been exhibiting gowns and dresses of the first ladies since 1913. Curator Lisa Kathleen Graddy discussed the history of the tradition and how the exhibit portrays the shifting roles of first lady in United States history and how various first ladies dealt with the role. She talked about the styles and contributions of first ladies including Lucy Hayes, Edith Roosevelt, Dolley Madison, Eleanor Roosevelt, Jacqueline Kennedy, and Nancy Reagan. Ms. Graddy discussed how selections were made for the exhibit and how it was organized.
Video clips were shown in the background of first lady Michelle Obama presenting her gown to the Smithsonian and at a state dinner, and of several first ladies at inaugural balls. A brief clip was shown of first lady Laura Bush presenting her gown.
6:00 pm ET Approx. 32 min. Newsmakers with Representative Fred Upton ; ; House Energy and Commerce Committee Chair Fred Upton (R-MI) talked about the key fiscal issues ... House Energy and Commerce Committee Chair Fred Upton (R-MI) talked about the key fiscal issues before Congress. Topics included the extension of the Social Security payroll tax cuts, unemployment benefits, the fiscal year 2013 budget, and the Keystone oil pipeline. 1:27 pm ET Approx. 3 min. Book Discussion on What Would Lincoln Say? ; Richard Fenton talked the novel he co-wrote, What Would Lincoln Say?.
He was ...
Richard Fenton talked the novel he co-wrote, What Would Lincoln Say?.
He was interviewed while at the Conservative Political Action Conference, held February 9-11, 2012, at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel in Washington, D.C.
1:00 pm ET Approx. 1 hr. 9 min. Franklin Delano Roosevelt and the Modern Presidency, Part 2 Professor Allan Lichtman teaches a course on the modern American presidency. In this class he ... Professor Allan Lichtman teaches a course on the modern American presidency. In this class he used slides as he lectured about President Franklin Delano Roosevelt.
This is the second of two parts of the lecture.
6:34 pm ET Approx. 33 min. Grover Norquist on President Obama's 2013 Budget Tax Proposals ; Grover Norquist talked about tax proposals in the Obama administration’s fiscal year 2013 ... Grover Norquist talked about tax proposals in the Obama administration’s fiscal year 2013 budget, the Social Security payroll tax extension, and the 2012 election. He responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. 1:31 pm ET Approx. 21 min. Book Discussion on Let This Voice Be Heard ; Maurice Jackson talked about his biography of abolitionist Anthony Benezet, Let This Voice Be ... Maurice Jackson talked about his biography of abolitionist Anthony Benezet, Let This Voice Be Heard: Anthony Benezet, Father of Atlantic Abolitionism.
The interview, part of Book TV’s college series, was recorded at Georgetown University.
2:09 pm ET Approx. 51 min. Manifest Destiny and the Texas Revolution Historian Gene Smith talked about how Thomas Jefferson and the concept of Manifest Destiny laid ... Historian Gene Smith talked about how Thomas Jefferson and the concept of Manifest Destiny laid the framework for the Texas Revolution by encouraging American growth.
Commissioner Patterson made welcoming remarks.
This was the opening program of the second annual Texas State General Land Office Save Texas History Symposium. The 2011 symposium, titled “The Texas Revolution at 175: 'Onward was the Cry!'” focused on the 175th anniversary of the Texas Revolution. It was held at the AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center in Austin.
7:07 pm ET Approx. 49 min. Representative Barney Frank on the Fiscal Year 2013 Budget ; ; Representative Barney Frank (D-MA) talked about the fiscal year 2013 budget, and he responded to ... Representative Barney Frank (D-MA) talked about the fiscal year 2013 budget, and he responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. He also discussed cuts to the military budget, the 2010 financial regulations law he co-sponsored with former Democratic Senator Chris Dodd, and his retirement from Congress at the end of his term. In his comments he argued that voters do in fact have great influence over legislators, citing the public’s role in stopping two recent anti-online piracy bills, the Protect IP Act (PIPA) and the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA). Regarding problems with the overall budget process, Representative Frank pinpointed voter ambivalence, saying the public “wants a certain level of government activity, but it wants to provide a level of revenue that' not enough for that activity.”
C-SPAN Radio’s Nancy Calo read news headlines at the end of the program.
2:01 pm ET Approx. 58 min. Book Discussion on We're with Nobody ; ; Alan Huffman and Michael Rejebian discussed their careers as political opposition ... Alan Huffman and Michael Rejebian discussed their careers as political opposition researchers. The journalists and partners of the political research firm, Huffman & Rejebian, are hired to research a client’s political opponent and focus on items that display their weaknesses. The authors recounted their nearly two decades of work in the field and their various clients and sources. Alan Huffman and Micheal Rejebian responded to questions from members of the audience at the Half King Bar & Restaurant in New York City. 3:02 pm ET Approx. 1 hr. 21 min. Gene Kranz Oral History Interview, Part 2 ; Gene Kranz talked about his career at NASA. A retired NASA flight director and manager, he ... Gene Kranz talked about his career at NASA. A retired NASA flight director and manager, he served as a flight director during the Gemini and Apollo programs, including when the Apollo 11 astronauts landed on the Moon and directing the successful Mission Control team efforts to save the crew of Apollo 13. In this interview he talked about the Apollo missions.
This is the second of two parts.
This interview was part of an oral history program at the NASA Johnson Space Center. He was interviewed by Roy Neal on April 28, 1999, in Mission Control at the Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas.
8:00 pm ET Approx. 58 min. Q&A with Charles Evans, Jr. and Victor DeNoble ; ; Charles Evans, Jr., talked about Addiction Incorporated, the documentary film he produced ... Charles Evans, Jr., talked about Addiction Incorporated, the documentary film he produced and directed about former Philip Morris research scientist Victor DeNoble. The film chronicles DeNoble’s unexpected discovery of an ingredient in tobacco which, when coupled with nicotine, makes cigarettes more addictive. The company’s attempts to keep this information private led to a hearing by a subcommittee of the House Energy and Commerce Committee. The movie details how this public revelation of DeNoble’s findings led journalists, politicians, attorneys, and scientists to join forces against the tobacco industry; leading to the first ever federal regulation of the tobacco industry. Mr. Evans discussed how and why he went about making the film, which began when he first watched Mr. DeNoble’s testimony on C-SPAN in 1994. Victor DeNoble talked about growing up in New York, his early work at the Philip Morris Company, and what it was like to testify before Congress on a controversial subject. 3:01 pm ET Approx. 35 min. Book Discussion on Tea Party Patriots Mark Meckler and Jenny Beth Martin talked about their book, Tea Party Patriots: The Second ... Mark Meckler and Jenny Beth Martin talked about their book, Tea Party Patriots: The Second American Revolution, and they responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. Topics included the history of the tea party movement and how they became involved, their goals, and the tea party members of the House of Representatives.
C-SPAN Radio’s Nancy Calo read news headlines at the end of the program.
4:24 pm ET Approx. 6 min. Friendship 7 Mercury Space Flight ; On February 20, 1962, John Glenn became the first American astronaut to orbit the Earth. He ... On February 20, 1962, John Glenn became the first American astronaut to orbit the Earth. He orbited the earth three times in a spacecraft named Friendship 7. The flight lasted just under five hours.
This is a Universal Newsreel about the flight.
9:02 pm ET Approx. 1 hr. Debate on Syria European Parliament debated a measure to impose tougher sanctions on Syria in response to ... European Parliament debated a measure to impose tougher sanctions on Syria in response to spiraling violence in the country. 3:37 pm ET Approx. 1 hr. 22 min. Book Discussion on Greedy Bastards! Dylan Ratigan presents his thoughts on America’s current political and economic ... Dylan Ratigan presents his thoughts on America’s current political and economic landscape. Mr. Ratigan contends that the United States needs to address several issues which are hurting the country, from malfeasance in the banking industry and an unsustainable health care system to the ever-growing influence of lobbyists in Congress. Dylan Ratigan responded to questions from members of the audience at Sixth and I Historic Synagogue in Washington, D.C. 4:30 pm ET Approx. 1 hr. 11 min. First Orbital Flight Anniversary John Glenn became the first American astronaut to orbit the Earth on February 20, 1962. On the ... John Glenn became the first American astronaut to orbit the Earth on February 20, 1962. On the 40th anniversary of his Mercury flight former Senator Glenn talked about his space flight and the history of the space program. Topics included the Cold War, his space flight at age 77, and the differences between the space flights. He responded to questions from members of the audience. The program opened with a video about his space flight, shown in progress.
This address in the Wernher von Braun Lecture Series was delivered February 20, 2002, at the National Air and Space Museum.
10:03 pm ET Approx. 15 min. U.S.-E.U. Relations ; Secretary Clinton and European Union Representative Catherine Ashton spoke to reporters following ... Secretary Clinton and European Union Representative Catherine Ashton spoke to reporters following a meeting at the State Department. Secretary Clinton in her remarks said the U.S. is “evaluating” a letter from Iran stating a desire to resume talks on its nuclear program., calling the letter “an important step.” She also commented on the death of New York Times reporter Anthony Shadid in Syria, noting that she often made time to read his articles. 5:00 pm ET Approx. 1 hr. 1 min. Book Discussion on What the U.S. Can Learn from China ; Ann Lee argues that the approach that China has taken to achieve its current growth should be ... Ann Lee argues that the approach that China has taken to achieve its current growth should be studied and, in some ways, copied by U.S. planners. After her presentation she was interviewed by Patricia Ellis and responded to questions from members of the audience. Topics included current foreign policy toward China. This Author Series Event of the Women’s Foreign Policy Group was a luncheon program held at Demos in New York City. 5:42 pm ET Approx. 29 min. Book Discussion on The John Glenn Story On February 20, 1962, John Glenn became the first American astronaut to orbit the Earth. In a ... On February 20, 1962, John Glenn became the first American astronaut to orbit the Earth. In a flight lasting just under five hours, he orbited the earth three times in a spacecraft named Friendship Seven.
This 1963 NASA film biography, The John Glenn Story, includes interviews with people who knew him growing up in New Concord, Ohio. Then the astronaut is shown preparing for his space flight. Included are interior shots aboard the Friendship Seven space capsule, and comments as he works inside the capsule during this mission.
10:24 pm ET Approx. 33 min. Grover Norquist on President Obama's 2013 Budget Tax Proposals ; Grover Norquist talked about tax proposals in the Obama administration’s fiscal year 2013 ... Grover Norquist talked about tax proposals in the Obama administration’s fiscal year 2013 budget, the Social Security payroll tax extension, and the 2012 election. He responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. 6:03 pm ET Approx. 1 hr. 20 min. Book Discussion on By Order of the President ; Professor Robinson talked about his book By Order of the President: FDR and the Internment of ... Professor Robinson talked about his book By Order of the President: FDR and the Internment of Japanese Americans, published by Harvard University Press. The book examines the influences that led President Roosevelt to sign Executive Order 9066 on February 19, 1942 authorizing the collective imprisonment of over 110,000 American citizens of Japanese heritage. Professor Robinson, an assistant professor of history at the University of Quebec at Montreal, answered questions following his remarks. 6:13 pm ET Approx. 47 min. Congressional Gold Medal Ceremony Honoring Distinguished Astronauts Members of the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives held an event honoring former astronauts ... Members of the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives held an event honoring former astronauts John Glenn, Neil Armstrong, Michael Collins, and Buzz Aldrin with the Congressional Gold Medal, the nation’s highest civilian honor.
11:00 pm ET Approx. 58 min. Q&A with Charles Evans, Jr. and Victor DeNoble ; ; Charles Evans, Jr., talked about Addiction Incorporated, the documentary film he produced ... Charles Evans, Jr., talked about Addiction Incorporated, the documentary film he produced and directed about former Philip Morris research scientist Victor DeNoble. The film chronicles DeNoble’s unexpected discovery of an ingredient in tobacco which, when coupled with nicotine, makes cigarettes more addictive. The company’s attempts to keep this information private led to a hearing by a subcommittee of the House Energy and Commerce Committee. The movie details how this public revelation of DeNoble’s findings led journalists, politicians, attorneys, and scientists to join forces against the tobacco industry; leading to the first ever federal regulation of the tobacco industry. Mr. Evans discussed how and why he went about making the film, which began when he first watched Mr. DeNoble’s testimony on C-SPAN in 1994. Victor DeNoble talked about growing up in New York, his early work at the Philip Morris Company, and what it was like to testify before Congress on a controversial subject. 7:30 pm ET Approx. 26 min. Book Discussion on The Untold War ; Nancy Sherman talked about her latest book, The Untold War: Inside the Hearts, Minds, and Souls ... Nancy Sherman talked about her latest book, The Untold War: Inside the Hearts, Minds, and Souls of Our Soldiers. Professor Sherman was interviewed at Georgetown University as part of Book TV’s College Series. 7:02 pm ET Approx. 24 min. Life, Death, and Legacy of Abraham Lincoln ; ; Travel back to April 15, 1865-and the manhunt for Abraham Lincoln s assassin. We visit the ... Travel back to April 15, 1865-and the manhunt for Abraham Lincoln s assassin. We visit the Center for Education and Leadership which opened this month across from Ford s Theatre in Washington, DC. It was there that John Wilkes Booth shot Lincoln as he enjoyed the play Our American Cousin.  We see the 35-foot tower of Lincoln books symbolizing one of the most documented lives in human history, and walk through exhibits that contemplate Lincoln s life, death and legacy.
12:02 am ET Approx. 1 hr. Debate on Syria European Parliament debated a measure to impose tougher sanctions on Syria in response to ... European Parliament debated a measure to impose tougher sanctions on Syria in response to spiraling violence in the country. 7:57 pm ET Approx. 3 min. Book Discussion on The Tea Party Manifesto ; Joseph Farah talked about his book The Tea Party Manifesto.
He was interviewed while at ...
Joseph Farah talked about his book The Tea Party Manifesto.
He was interviewed while at the Conservative Political Action Conference, held February 9-11, 2012, at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel in Washington, D.C.
7:26 pm ET Approx. 2 min. Tour of First Ladies Exhibit, Preview A brief portion was shown of curator Lisa Kathleen Graddy discussing the exhibition of gowns and ... A brief portion was shown of curator Lisa Kathleen Graddy discussing the exhibition of gowns and dresses of the first ladies at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History.
1:03 am ET Approx. 15 min. U.S.-E.U. Relations ; Secretary Clinton and European Union Representative Catherine Ashton spoke to reporters following ... Secretary Clinton and European Union Representative Catherine Ashton spoke to reporters following a meeting at the State Department. Secretary Clinton in her remarks said the U.S. is “evaluating” a letter from Iran stating a desire to resume talks on its nuclear program., calling the letter “an important step.” She also commented on the death of New York Times reporter Anthony Shadid in Syria, noting that she often made time to read his articles. 8:01 pm ET Approx. 49 min. Book Discussion on The Politically Incorrect Guide to the Presidents ; ; Presidential historian Steven Hayward presents his rankings of America’s presidents based on ... Presidential historian Steven Hayward presents his rankings of America’s presidents based on their efforts to “preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution of the United States.” The author’s constitutional grades range from an “F” for President Woodrow Wilson to an “A-” for President Ronald Reagan. Steven Hayward also responded to questions from members of the audience at the Heritage Foundation in Washington, D.C. Mr. Meese moderated. 7:32 pm ET Approx. 52 min. George Washington After Yorktown ; William Fowler talked about his book, American Crisis: George Washington and the Dangerous Two ... William Fowler talked about his book, American Crisis: George Washington and the Dangerous Two Years After Yorktown, 1781-1783. In the book the author details General George Washington’s struggles as he dealt with an ineffective Congress and a Continental Army on the verge of mutiny. He responded to a question from a member of the audience.
This was part of the Author Series Programs at the Social Law Library.
1:25 am ET Approx. 1 hr. 30 min. 2013 Transportation Budget Request Secretary Ray LaHood testified on the 2013 Transportation Department budget request. Secretary Ray LaHood testified on the 2013 Transportation Department budget request. 9:31 pm ET Approx. 27 min. After Words with Ira Shapiro ; Former Ambassador Ira Shapiro shines a spotlight on the senators of the 1960s and 1970s, who ... Former Ambassador Ira Shapiro shines a spotlight on the senators of the 1960s and 1970s, who passed the Civil Rights and Great Society legislation. He argues that the Senate was diminished by the Republican gains of the 1980s and hasn’t recovered in the elections of the last 30 years. He discussed the evolution of the institution over the last half century with independent senator from Vermont, Bernie Sanders. 8:25 pm ET Approx. 1 hr. 32 min. The 1959 Kitchen Debate Timothy Naftali moderated a discussion among eyewitnesses to the impromptu debate between Vice ... Timothy Naftali moderated a discussion among eyewitnesses to the impromptu debate between Vice President Nixon and Soviet Premier Nikita Khruschev on July 24, 1959, at the American National Exhibition in Moscow. Photographs of the event and a video of the meeting of the two world leaders were shown behind the speakers on the Archives stage. Also shown was a video clip of a 2008 oral history interview with William Safire. The panelists were former Ambassador Gilbert Robinson, the exhibition coordinator, and exhibition guides Tatiana Sochurek and George Feifer. They also responded to questions from members of the audience.
2:59 am ET Approx. 2 hr. 55 min. Energy Department Fiscal Year 2013 Budget Energy Secretary Steven Chu testified about the department’s fiscal year 2012 budget ... Energy Secretary Steven Chu testified about the department’s fiscal year 2012 budget request. 9:59 pm ET Approx. 1 min. New Books Being Published 9:57 pm ET Approx. 3 min. Tour of First Ladies Exhibit, Preview A brief portion was shown of curator Lisa Kathleen Graddy discussing the exhibition of gowns and ... A brief portion was shown of curator Lisa Kathleen Graddy discussing the exhibition of gowns and dresses of the first ladies at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History.
5:59 am ET Approx. 58 min. Q&A with Charles Evans, Jr. and Victor DeNoble ; ; Charles Evans, Jr., talked about Addiction Incorporated, the documentary film he produced ... Charles Evans, Jr., talked about Addiction Incorporated, the documentary film he produced and directed about former Philip Morris research scientist Victor DeNoble. The film chronicles DeNoble’s unexpected discovery of an ingredient in tobacco which, when coupled with nicotine, makes cigarettes more addictive. The company’s attempts to keep this information private led to a hearing by a subcommittee of the House Energy and Commerce Committee. The movie details how this public revelation of DeNoble’s findings led journalists, politicians, attorneys, and scientists to join forces against the tobacco industry; leading to the first ever federal regulation of the tobacco industry. Mr. Evans discussed how and why he went about making the film, which began when he first watched Mr. DeNoble’s testimony on C-SPAN in 1994. Victor DeNoble talked about growing up in New York, his early work at the Philip Morris Company, and what it was like to testify before Congress on a controversial subject. 10:00 pm ET Approx. 52 min. Book Discussion on A Slave in the White House ; ; Elizabeth Dowling Taylor recounts the life of Paul Jennings, born into slavery on the plantation ... Elizabeth Dowling Taylor recounts the life of Paul Jennings, born into slavery on the plantation of James and Dolley Madison in 1799 and later a member of the household staff of President Madison. The author used correspondence, legal documents, and journal entries rarely seen before to report on Mr. Jennings' life as a slave in the White House and his relationship with James and Dolley Madison. Upon gaining his freedom in 1847, Mr. Jennings was involved in the Pearl Affair, the largest, single slave escape ever attempted, and he authored the first White House memoir. Ms. Taylor responded to questions from members of the audience at this “Books and Beyond” presentation in the Mumford Room of the James Madison Building of the Library of Congress. 10:01 pm ET Approx. 24 min. Life, Death, and Legacy of Abraham Lincoln ; ; Travel back to April 15, 1865-and the manhunt for Abraham Lincoln s assassin. We visit the ... Travel back to April 15, 1865-and the manhunt for Abraham Lincoln s assassin. We visit the Center for Education and Leadership which opened this month across from Ford s Theatre in Washington, DC. It was there that John Wilkes Booth shot Lincoln as he enjoyed the play Our American Cousin.  We see the 35-foot tower of Lincoln books symbolizing one of the most documented lives in human history, and walk through exhibits that contemplate Lincoln s life, death and legacy.
10:53 pm ET Approx. 5 min. Book Discussion on Blue Collar Intellectuals ; Daniel Flynn talked about his book Blue Collar Intellectuals: When the Enlightened and the ... Daniel Flynn talked about his book Blue Collar Intellectuals: When the Enlightened and the Everyman Elevated America.
He was interviewed while at the Conservative Political Action Conference, held February 9-11, 2012, at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel in Washington, D.C.
10:29 pm ET Approx. 3 min. Tour of First Ladies Exhibit, Preview A brief portion was shown of curator Lisa Kathleen Graddy discussing the exhibition of gowns and ... A brief portion was shown of curator Lisa Kathleen Graddy discussing the exhibition of gowns and dresses of the first ladies at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History.
10:59 pm ET Approx. 58 min. Book Discussion on We're with Nobody ; ; Alan Huffman and Michael Rejebian discussed their careers as political opposition ... Alan Huffman and Michael Rejebian discussed their careers as political opposition researchers. The journalists and partners of the political research firm, Huffman & Rejebian, are hired to research a client’s political opponent and focus on items that display their weaknesses. The authors recounted their nearly two decades of work in the field and their various clients and sources. Alan Huffman and Micheal Rejebian responded to questions from members of the audience at the Half King Bar & Restaurant in New York City. 10:33 pm ET Approx. 52 min. George Washington After Yorktown ; William Fowler talked about his book, American Crisis: George Washington and the Dangerous Two ... William Fowler talked about his book, American Crisis: George Washington and the Dangerous Two Years After Yorktown, 1781-1783. In the book the author details General George Washington’s struggles as he dealt with an ineffective Congress and a Continental Army on the verge of mutiny. He responded to a question from a member of the audience.
This was part of the Author Series Programs at the Social Law Library.
12:30 am ET Approx. 27 min. After Words with Ira Shapiro ; Former Ambassador Ira Shapiro shines a spotlight on the senators of the 1960s and 1970s, who ... Former Ambassador Ira Shapiro shines a spotlight on the senators of the 1960s and 1970s, who passed the Civil Rights and Great Society legislation. He argues that the Senate was diminished by the Republican gains of the 1980s and hasn’t recovered in the elections of the last 30 years. He discussed the evolution of the institution over the last half century with independent senator from Vermont, Bernie Sanders. 11:26 pm ET Approx. 1 hr. 32 min. The 1959 Kitchen Debate Timothy Naftali moderated a discussion among eyewitnesses to the impromptu debate between Vice ... Timothy Naftali moderated a discussion among eyewitnesses to the impromptu debate between Vice President Nixon and Soviet Premier Nikita Khruschev on July 24, 1959, at the American National Exhibition in Moscow. Photographs of the event and a video of the meeting of the two world leaders were shown behind the speakers on the Archives stage. Also shown was a video clip of a 2008 oral history interview with William Safire. The panelists were former Ambassador Gilbert Robinson, the exhibition coordinator, and exhibition guides Tatiana Sochurek and George Feifer. They also responded to questions from members of the audience.
12:58 am ET Approx. 2 min. Book Discussion on Demonic ; Ann Coulter talked about her book Demonic: How the Liberal Mob Is Endangering America. In ... Ann Coulter talked about her book Demonic: How the Liberal Mob Is Endangering America. In her book she argues that the way to understand liberals is to look at the psychological characteristics of a mob. 
This interview was held at the 34th Annual National Press Club Book Fair and Authors' Night, a fundraiser for the Eric Friedheim National Journalism Library held Tuesday, November 15, 2011, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.
1:01 am ET Approx. 43 min. Book Discussion on Remember: The Journey to School Integration Ms. Morrison talked about her book, Remember: The Journey to School Integration, ... Ms. Morrison talked about her book, Remember: The Journey to School Integration, published by Houghton Mifflin Company. In the book, which is intended primarily for young readers, the author supplements a collection of archival photographs depicting school desegregation with fictional dialogue, thoughts, and emotions for the children in the pictures. The book was published on May 17, 2004, the fiftieth anniversary of the Brown v. Board of Education decision.
1:01 am ET Approx. 26 min. Book Discussion on The Untold War ; Nancy Sherman talked about her latest book, The Untold War: Inside the Hearts, Minds, and Souls ... Nancy Sherman talked about her latest book, The Untold War: Inside the Hearts, Minds, and Souls of Our Soldiers. Professor Sherman was interviewed at Georgetown University as part of Book TV’s College Series. 1:45 am ET Approx. 11 min. Behind the First Ladies Exhibit at the Smithsonian ; The Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History has been exhibiting gowns and dresses ... The Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History has been exhibiting gowns and dresses of the first ladies since 1913. Curator Lisa Kathleen Graddy discussed the history of the tradition and how the exhibit portrays the shifting roles of first lady in United States history and how various first ladies dealt with the role. She talked about the styles and contributions of first ladies including Lucy Hayes, Edith Roosevelt, Dolley Madison, Eleanor Roosevelt, Jacqueline Kennedy, and Nancy Reagan. Ms. Graddy discussed how selections were made for the exhibit and how it was organized.
Video clips were shown in the background of first lady Michelle Obama presenting her gown to the Smithsonian and at a state dinner, and of several first ladies at inaugural balls. A brief clip was shown of first lady Laura Bush presenting her gown.
1:28 am ET Approx. 2 min. Book Discussion on What Would Lincoln Say? ; Richard Fenton talked the novel he co-wrote, What Would Lincoln Say?.
He was ...
Richard Fenton talked the novel he co-wrote, What Would Lincoln Say?.
He was interviewed while at the Conservative Political Action Conference, held February 9-11, 2012, at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel in Washington, D.C.
1:57 am ET Approx. 1 hr. The Music of the War of 1812 Early American music historian David Hildebrand talked about the creation of the national ... Early American music historian David Hildebrand talked about the creation of the national anthem. He told how the Battle of Fort McHenry during the War of 1812 inspired Francis Scott Key to write the lyrics to the “Star-Spangled Banner.” He talked about musical expressions of patriotism during and after the war of 1812. He illustrated his points with slides and music. Mr. Hildebrand also responded to questions from members of the audience.
“'O Say Can You See': The Story of the Star Spangled Banner” was part of the Maryland Historical Society Francis Scott Key Lecture Series, held in France Hall.
1:31 am ET Approx. 21 min. Book Discussion on Let This Voice Be Heard ; Maurice Jackson talked about his biography of abolitionist Anthony Benezet, Let This Voice Be ... Maurice Jackson talked about his biography of abolitionist Anthony Benezet, Let This Voice Be Heard: Anthony Benezet, Father of Atlantic Abolitionism.
The interview, part of Book TV’s college series, was recorded at Georgetown University.
2:59 am ET Approx. 57 min. Q&A with Edmund Morris ; Edmund Morris talked about Colonel Roosevelt, his final book in his three-book series on ... Edmund Morris talked about Colonel Roosevelt, his final book in his three-book series on Theodore Roosevelt. The book looks at the former president’s years after the presidency up to his death at age 60. Mr. Morris also talked about the 30-year process of writing about Theodore Roosevelt.
The two previous books in the series are The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt and Theodore Rex. Morris won the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award in 1980 for The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt. He is also author of Dutch: A Memoir of Ronald Reagan and a biography on Beethoven, Beethoven: The Universal Composer. Edmund Morris was born in Nairobi, Kenya, but has lived in the United States since 1968.
1:52 am ET Approx. 7 min. Book Discussion on Dawn of Desegregation Ophelia De Laine Gona talked about her book, Dawn of Desegregation: J. A. De Laine and Briggs ... Ophelia De Laine Gona talked about her book, Dawn of Desegregation: J. A. De Laine and Briggs v. Elliott. In 1947 her father, Joseph A. De Laine, a pastor and school principal, led the black community of Clarendon County, South Carolina, to challenge South Carolina’s “separate but equal” practice of racial segregation in public schools. They took their lawsuit, Briggs v. Elliott, to the U.S. Supreme Court, where it was the first of the five law suits that became part of the decision known as Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka.
She was interviewed by the crew of the C-SPAN 2012 Campaign Bus. The date and location of the interview are not known.
3:59 am ET Approx. 1 hr. 21 min. Gene Kranz Oral History Interview, Part 2 ; Gene Kranz talked about his career at NASA. A retired NASA flight director and manager, he ... Gene Kranz talked about his career at NASA. A retired NASA flight director and manager, he served as a flight director during the Gemini and Apollo programs, including when the Apollo 11 astronauts landed on the Moon and directing the successful Mission Control team efforts to save the crew of Apollo 13. In this interview he talked about the Apollo missions.
This is the second of two parts.
This interview was part of an oral history program at the NASA Johnson Space Center. He was interviewed by Roy Neal on April 28, 1999, in Mission Control at the Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas.
2:00 am ET Approx. 58 min. Book Discussion on 1948 David Pietrusza recounts the presidential campaign and election of 1948 that pitted Democratic ... David Pietrusza recounts the presidential campaign and election of 1948 that pitted Democratic President Harry Truman against Republican challenger Governor Thomas Dewey. The author examines the path that both nominees took to the election and the surprising upset, personified by the iconic photograph of Truman holding up a copy of the ChicagoTribune with the headline “Dewey Defeats Truman.” David Pietrusza responded to questions from members of the audience at the Clifton Park-Halfmoon Public Library in Clifton Park, New York. 5:21 am ET Approx. 6 min. Friendship 7 Mercury Space Flight ; On February 20, 1962, John Glenn became the first American astronaut to orbit the Earth. He ... On February 20, 1962, John Glenn became the first American astronaut to orbit the Earth. He orbited the earth three times in a spacecraft named Friendship 7. The flight lasted just under five hours.
This is a Universal Newsreel about the flight.
2:59 am ET Approx. 1 min. New Books Being Published 5:27 am ET Approx. 1 hr. 11 min. First Orbital Flight Anniversary John Glenn became the first American astronaut to orbit the Earth on February 20, 1962. On the ... John Glenn became the first American astronaut to orbit the Earth on February 20, 1962. On the 40th anniversary of his Mercury flight former Senator Glenn talked about his space flight and the history of the space program. Topics included the Cold War, his space flight at age 77, and the differences between the space flights. He responded to questions from members of the audience. The program opened with a video about his space flight, shown in progress.
This address in the Wernher von Braun Lecture Series was delivered February 20, 2002, at the National Air and Space Museum.
3:32 am ET Approx. 27 min. After Words with Ira Shapiro ; Former Ambassador Ira Shapiro shines a spotlight on the senators of the 1960s and 1970s, who ... Former Ambassador Ira Shapiro shines a spotlight on the senators of the 1960s and 1970s, who passed the Civil Rights and Great Society legislation. He argues that the Senate was diminished by the Republican gains of the 1980s and hasn’t recovered in the elections of the last 30 years. He discussed the evolution of the institution over the last half century with independent senator from Vermont, Bernie Sanders. 6:39 am ET Approx. 29 min. Book Discussion on The John Glenn Story On February 20, 1962, John Glenn became the first American astronaut to orbit the Earth. In a ... On February 20, 1962, John Glenn became the first American astronaut to orbit the Earth. In a flight lasting just under five hours, he orbited the earth three times in a spacecraft named Friendship Seven.
This 1963 NASA film biography, The John Glenn Story, includes interviews with people who knew him growing up in New Concord, Ohio. Then the astronaut is shown preparing for his space flight. Included are interior shots aboard the Friendship Seven space capsule, and comments as he works inside the capsule during this mission.
4:00 am ET Approx. 1 hr. 2 min. Book Discussion on Power Concedes Nothing Civil rights attorney Connie Rice recounts her life and legal career. Ms. Rice, the ... Civil rights attorney Connie Rice recounts her life and legal career. Ms. Rice, the second cousin of former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, recalls her upbringing and education as well as her numerous court cases that include legal actions against the Los Angeles Police Department and bus and school system. The author also detailed her work to reduce gang violence in Los Angeles and her efforts to produce a dialogue between gang leaders and the police. Ms. Rice responded to questions from members of the audience at Vroman’s Bookstore in Pasadena, California.
5:04 am ET Approx. 58 min. Book Discussion on FDR Goes to War ; ; Burton and Anita Folsom contend that President Franklin D. Roosevelt used World War II to promote ... Burton and Anita Folsom contend that President Franklin D. Roosevelt used World War II to promote his own agenda, which according to the authors, included the expansion of the executive branch, curtailed civil liberties, and excessive spending. The authors also argue that the president’s funding of the New Deal was subsidized by cuts in defense that left the country ill-prepared for the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor and the subsequent U.S.entry into World War II. The authors responded to questions from members of the audience.
This Cato Institute Book Forum was held at the Undercroft Auditorium in Mount Vernon Place.
6:04 am ET Approx. 1 hr. 2 min. Book Discussion on Throw Them All Out ; Peter Schweizer contends that members of Congress profit from insider trading and use their ... Peter Schweizer contends that members of Congress profit from insider trading and use their political influence for their own financial gain. The author reports on several current members of the House and Senate who, according to the author, have affected votes on bills or gathered information from briefings to benefit their financial portfolio. Peter Schweizer responded to questions from members of the audience at the Heritage Foundation in Washington, D.C.