C-SPAN Schedule

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7:00 am ET Approx. 48 min. LIVE Open Phones Peter Slen Telephone lines were open for comments on remarks President Obama made earlier in the week on ... Telephone lines were open for comments on remarks President Obama made earlier in the week on Supreme Court 2010 health care law deliberations. 6:30 am ET Approx. 1 hr. 14 min. Book Discussion on Money Well Spent? Michael Grabell, author of Money Well Spent?: The Truth Behind the Trillion-Dollar Stimulus, ... Michael Grabell, author of Money Well Spent?: The Truth Behind the Trillion-Dollar Stimulus, the Biggest Economic Recovery Plan in History, talked about the “American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.” He was joined by Michael Cooper and Jared Bernstein in discussing the effects of the stimulus spending and how well the program was managed. The panelists responded to questions from members of the audience at the Tenement Museum in New York City. 
“Eyes on the Stimulus: Money Well Spent?” was part of the monthly series co-sponsored by ProPublica and the Tenement Museum, “Investigate This: Conversations with ProPublica.”
4:54 am ET Approx. 3 hr. 46 min. Person of the Year 1862, Part 2 Each year, Time magazine selects a single person who had the most influence on events ... Each year, Time magazine selects a single person who had the most influence on events during the previous twelve months. If the same question had been posed in the year 1862, who would Time have selected as the Person of the Year? The Museum of the Confederacy and the Library of Virginia invited five historians to consider that question and nominate someone for the title.
The remaining three historians campaigned for their candidates in this second half of a two-part program. After each presentation the historian responded to questions from members of the audience. Then he was interviewed remotely from the C-SPAN studios and responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. Professor McPherson nominated Admiral David Farragut; General Mountcastle nominated General George McClellan; Professor Thomas nominated General Robert E. Lee, who the audience then voted as Person of the Year 1862.
The Museum of the Confederacy’s 2012 Symposium was held at the Library of Virginia.
7:50 am ET Approx. 41 min. LIVE Unregistered Voters and Elections Nancy Calo; Frank Donatelli; Peter Slen Frank Donatelli talked about GOPAC and its Education Fund study that showed unregistered voters ... Frank Donatelli talked about GOPAC and its Education Fund study that showed unregistered voters are unmotivated by the presidential election but interested in candidates running in local elections. He also answered questions from viewers. He also offered his impression of the Republican presidential contenders and the election process in general. 
C-SPAN Radio’s Nancy Calo read news headlines at the end of the program.
7:48 am ET Approx. 1 hr. Global Economy Financial experts talked about the state of the global economy. Among the topics they ... Financial experts talked about the state of the global economy. Among the topics they addressed were the Eurozone debt crisis, emerging market economies, global governance and the state of the U.S. economy. They also responded to questions from the audience. 8:44 am ET Approx. 18 min. Muslim Brotherhood and Egyptian Politics A delegation of representatives from the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood’s Freedom and Justice ... A delegation of representatives from the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood’s Freedom and Justice Party (FJP) spoke about the FJP’s vision for Egypt and a recent announcement that leading Muslim Brotherhood member Khairat al-Shater would run for president, despite earlier pledges by the party not to participate in the election. They also responded to questions from the audience.
8:33 am ET Approx. 42 min. LIVE Wealth Inequality Chuck Collins; Peter Slen Chuck Collins talked about his latest book, 99 To 1: How Wealth Inequality is Wrecking the ... Chuck Collins talked about his latest book, 99 To 1: How Wealth Inequality is Wrecking the World and What We Can Do About It, which examines what the author asserts is a radical redistribution of wealth upward to a tiny population. He also responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. 9:01 am ET Approx. 2 hr. 4 min. LIVE Middle East Reforms and Governing Representatives from Egypt, Tunisia, Jordan, and Morocco gave updates on the ongoing reforms ... Representatives from Egypt, Tunisia, Jordan, and Morocco gave updates on the ongoing reforms happening since Middle East uprisings that started in Spring 2011. Topics included elections, the writing of constitutions, inclusion of women and religious minorities in the political process, and the role of the monarchy in in Morocco in democratic reforms. The panelists took questions from the audience following their discussion. 9:03 am ET Approx. 1 hr. 26 min. Digital Age and Investigative Journalism Carl Bernstein and Bob Woodward, the two Washington Post reporters who broke the Watergate ... Carl Bernstein and Bob Woodward, the two Washington Post reporters who broke the Watergate story, were among the featured speakers in a panel discussion on investigative journalism and the digital age. Mr. Bernstein and Mr. Woodward recounted what happened and how they uncovered the facts in the scandal. Mr. Bernstein in his remarks called the story an assault on the U.S. democracy that simultaneously showed that the U.S. system of governance worked. Both agree that reporters should go after the power centers and hold them accountable, citing the Penn State sex abuse case as an example.
This program contains language some may find objectionable.
9:15 am ET Approx. 3 min. Jeffrey Rauenbuehler StudentCam Interview Josh Koning; Jeffrey Rauenbuehler Jeffrey Rauenbuehler was interviewed about the video, The "Death of Freedom?, he made with ... Jeffrey Rauenbuehler was interviewed about the video, The "Death of Freedom?, he made with Jonathan Mills and Jenny Norris, The film was one of the middle school third prize winners in C-SPAN’s StudentCam documentary contest. They are eighth graders at McKinley Middle School in Racine, Wisconsin.
C-SPAN Classroom’s StudentCam video documentary contest was a national competition in which middle and high school students produced a documentary focusing on the significance of any provision of the U.S. Constitution.
11:06 am ET Approx. 30 min. Open Phones Peter Slen Telephone lines were open for comments on remarks President Obama made earlier in the week on ... Telephone lines were open for comments on remarks President Obama made earlier in the week on Supreme Court 2010 health care law deliberations. 10:32 am ET Approx. 1 hr. 3 min. Freedom of Information Day Celebration Susan Long; Daniel Metcalfe Sue Long received an award from the American University Law School for her career in pushing for ... Sue Long received an award from the American University Law School for her career in pushing for governmental transparency. Afterward, she spoke about her experiences and the various roadblocks she has encountered, and progress made for the Freedom of Information Act. (FOIA). She also answered questions from the audience.
This was part of an American University Law School event celebrating the Freedom of Information Act.
9:19 am ET Approx. 40 min. LIVE Wasteful Spending at General Services Administration Tom Shoop; Peter Slen Tom Shoop talked about a recent Inspector General report that criticizes the General Services ... Tom Shoop talked about a recent Inspector General report that criticizes the General Services Administration (GSA) for excessive, wasteful spending at a 2010 Las Vegas conference, which led to the resignation Monday of GSA Administrator Martha Johnson and the firings of two other agency officials. Congress is calling for hearings. He responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. 11:37 am ET Approx. 1 hr. 29 min. LIVE Political Transition and New Constitution Panelists talked about the political process, forming governments, and drafting new national ... Panelists talked about the political process, forming governments, and drafting new national constitutions in Tunisia, Egypt and Libya following political uprisings that occurred in the “Arab Spring” of 2011. Among the topics they addressed were political activity since the fall of their previous governments, the democratic intentions of the revolutionary movements, and process of drafting a constitution. Following their remarks, they answered questions from audience members. 11:38 am ET Approx. 1 hr. 9 min. Freedom of Information Act Requests Office of Government Information Services officials talked about their experience working with ... Office of Government Information Services officials talked about their experience working with Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests. They discussed progress and challenges that remain. After their remarks, they answered questions from the audience.
10:01 am ET Approx. 1 hr. 31 min. Drone Surveillance in the U.S. Panelists talked about the impact on privacy, safety, and national security of drone surveillance ... Panelists talked about the impact on privacy, safety, and national security of drone surveillance in the U.S. President Obama had recently signed into law a policy that allowed domestic flights by unmanned aircraft, by both law enforcement and civilian companies, within four years. They also responded to questions from the audience. 1:09 pm ET Approx. 1 hr. 27 min. Domestic and International Issues for the Next Generation Bill Clinton; Jon Stewart Jon Stewart interviewed former President Bill Clinton about some of the most significant domestic ... Jon Stewart interviewed former President Bill Clinton about some of the most significant domestic and international issues facing future generations. President Clinton also answered questions from the audience. 12:49 pm ET Approx. 25 min. Lawrence Lindsey Remarks Kevin Delaney; Elizabeth Keffer; Lawrence Lindsey Lawrence Lindsey was interviewed by Kevin Delaney at an Atlantic summit on economic ... Lawrence Lindsey was interviewed by Kevin Delaney at an Atlantic summit on economic recovery in the United States and globally. Among other topics, he talked about the causes of the financial crisis, debt reduction, and the 2010 health care law, which he predicted would fail when it goes into effect in January 2014.
11:35 am ET Approx. 3 min. Jeffrey Rauenbuehler StudentCam Interview Josh Koning; Jeffrey Rauenbuehler Jeffrey Rauenbuehler was interviewed about the video, The "Death of Freedom?, he made with ... Jeffrey Rauenbuehler was interviewed about the video, The "Death of Freedom?, he made with Jonathan Mills and Jenny Norris, The film was one of the middle school third prize winners in C-SPAN’s StudentCam documentary contest. They are eighth graders at McKinley Middle School in Racine, Wisconsin.
C-SPAN Classroom’s StudentCam video documentary contest was a national competition in which middle and high school students produced a documentary focusing on the significance of any provision of the U.S. Constitution.
2:43 pm ET Approx. 1 hr. 44 min. LIVE Arab Political Transition and Economic Challenges Business leaders from Tunisia and Egypt outlined economic plans for the two nations to move ... Business leaders from Tunisia and Egypt outlined economic plans for the two nations to move forward in the aftermath of the “Arab Spring” uprisings of 2011. They also responded to questions from the audience. 1:17 pm ET Approx. 27 min. Sheila Bair Remarks Sheila Bair; Ali Velshi Sheila Bair was interviewed at an Atlantic summit on economic recovery in the United States and ... Sheila Bair was interviewed at an Atlantic summit on economic recovery in the United States and globally. She focused on regulatory programs to protect investors. She responded to questions from the audience.
11:39 am ET Approx. 1 hr. 5 min. George Mitchell on Middle East Peace Ralph Jensen; George Mitchell Former U.S. Special Envoy for Middle East Peace George Mitchell spoke about the current ... Former U.S. Special Envoy for Middle East Peace George Mitchell spoke about the current developments and challenges in the Middle East. In his speech, he talked about the Israel-Palestinian conflict and the threat of nuclear weapons and later added that technology should supplement human intelligence, not supplant it. After his speech, he took questions from the audience. 4:30 pm ET Approx. 51 min. Medical Products and Food Safety Professor Jim Riviere and other authors of an Institute of Medicine report on food and drug import ... Professor Jim Riviere and other authors of an Institute of Medicine report on food and drug import safety outlined their findings. Among the topics they addressed were the safety of imported food and drugs, international cooperation on inspections, and developing incentive programs for food and drug safety. They also specifically talked about the dangers of the counterfeit version of the cancer drug Avastin. They responded to questions from the audience. 1:47 pm ET Approx. 29 min. Allan Meltzer Remarks Steven Clemons; Clive Crook; Allan Meltzer Allen Meltzer was interviewed at an Atlantic summit on economic recovery in the United States and ... Allen Meltzer was interviewed at an Atlantic summit on economic recovery in the United States and globally. He focused on Federal Reserve policy and the impact of low interest rates on the economy. He said if he could reverse Federal Reserve policies, he would slowly raise interest rates to work towards equilibrium. He also stressed that the U.S. had a long-term problem that would not be resolved by printing more money. He responded to questions from the audience.
12:46 pm ET Approx. 16 min. Open Phones Peter Slen Telephone lines were open for comments on remarks President Obama made earlier in the week on ... Telephone lines were open for comments on remarks President Obama made earlier in the week on Supreme Court 2010 health care law deliberations. 5:21 pm ET Approx. 1 hr. 32 min. Gas Prices and Speculation The House Democratic Steering Committee heard testimony on the impact of Wall Street speculators ... The House Democratic Steering Committee heard testimony on the impact of Wall Street speculators on gas prices. Among the topics they addressed were production capacity in the U.S., the affect of speculation in oil markets, and the impact of geopolitical unrest. 4:14 pm ET Approx. 56 min. Mine Safety Witnesses testified on miner safety and health. Among the topics they addressed were lessons ... Witnesses testified on miner safety and health. Among the topics they addressed were lessons learned from the April 5, 2010 explosion at the Upper Big Branch mine in Montcoal, West Virginia that killed 29 miners and severely injured two more. Joseph Main called for tougher criminal sanctions to deter mining companies from engaging in risky activities that put their employees in danger.
1:02 pm ET Approx. 54 min. LIVE U.S. Tax Code and the Internal Revenue Service Douglas Shulman; Theresa Werner Doug Shulman talked about Internal Revenue Service (IRS) operations and the agency’s efforts ... Doug Shulman talked about Internal Revenue Service (IRS) operations and the agency’s efforts to improve customer service and enforcement. During the audience questions portion of the program he predicted disaster for the tax system if Congress waits until January 2013 to address a host of expiring tax provisions. 6:54 pm ET Approx. 1 hr. 5 min. George Mitchell on Middle East Peace Ralph Jensen; George Mitchell Former U.S. Special Envoy for Middle East Peace George Mitchell spoke about the current ... Former U.S. Special Envoy for Middle East Peace George Mitchell spoke about the current developments and challenges in the Middle East. In his speech, he talked about the Israel-Palestinian conflict and the threat of nuclear weapons and later added that technology should supplement human intelligence, not supplant it. After his speech, he took questions from the audience. 5:12 pm ET Approx. 2 hr. 46 min. Defense Department Fiscal Year 2013 Budget Defense Department officials testified about the department’s fiscal year 2013 budget ... Defense Department officials testified about the department’s fiscal year 2013 budget request. Among the topics they addressed were proposed spending cuts, the potential impact of sequestration based on the 2011 debt ceiling agreement, and strategic planning.
1:58 pm ET Approx. 37 min. White House Daily Briefing James Carney Jay Carney briefed reporters and answered questions. He said President Obama “believes ... Jay Carney briefed reporters and answered questions. He said President Obama “believes that women should be allowed membership” at the historically men-only golf club in Georgia. The Augusta National Golf, where the Masters golf tournament was being held, only accepts male members. The chief executive of one of the tournament’s 2012 corporate sponsors, IBM, is a woman. Other topics included the signing of the Jobs Act, and the president’s comments on the Supreme Court questioning the constitutionality of the 2010 health care law.
The briefing ends abruptly.
8:32 pm ET Approx. 29 min. After Words with Maggie Anderson Maggie Anderson; Krissah Thompson In Our Black Year: One Family’s Quest to Buy Black in America’s Racially Divided ... In Our Black Year: One Family’s Quest to Buy Black in America’s Racially Divided Economy, Maggie Anderson wrote about the year her family spent engaged in the economic experiment of buying exclusively from African-American owned business - and how difficult that was to do in her home area of Chicago. She discussed the importance of what she calls “conscious consumerism” with Washington Post reporter Krissah Thompson. 8:01 pm ET Approx. 51 min. North Vietnamese Strategy During the Vietnam War Donald Stoker Professor Donald Stoker gave a lecture in his “Strategy and War” course at the U.S. ... Professor Donald Stoker gave a lecture in his “Strategy and War” course at the U.S. Naval War College in Monterey, California. The course examines the relationship between political goals and the use of military force. During this class he used slides as he talked about North Vietnamese strategy during the Vietnam War.
2:35 pm ET Approx. 9 min. LIVE JOBS Act Signing Barack Obama President Obama signed the Jumpstart Our Business Startups (JOBS) Act, which included key ... President Obama signed the Jumpstart Our Business Startups (JOBS) Act, which included key initiatives to help small businesses and startups grow and create jobs. 9:33 pm ET Approx. 26 min. After Words with Jack Abramoff Jack Abramoff; Eliza Carney Once the most influential lobbyist in Washington, Jack Abramoff presents an inside look at the ... Once the most influential lobbyist in Washington, Jack Abramoff presents an inside look at the lobbying industry and the power it has on Capitol Hill. He discussed his insights with Eliza Newlin Carney, staff writer for CQ and Roll Call, covering lobbying and influence. 8:56 pm ET Approx. 28 min. 1965 Vietnam Documentary The Big Picture was a documentary series produced by the Defense Department that aired on ... The Big Picture was a documentary series produced by the Defense Department that aired on ABC Television from 1951 through 1975. The series focused on battles and figures in U.S. military history. This film features President Lyndon B. Johnson outlining U.S. policy in Vietnam.
2:44 pm ET Approx. 6 min. Wasteful Spending at General Services Administration Tom Shoop; Peter Slen Tom Shoop talked about a recent Inspector General report that criticizes the General Services ... Tom Shoop talked about a recent Inspector General report that criticizes the General Services Administration (GSA) for excessive, wasteful spending at a 2010 Las Vegas conference, which led to the resignation Monday of GSA Administrator Martha Johnson and the firings of two other agency officials. Congress is calling for hearings. He responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. 10:02 pm ET Approx. 58 min. After Words with Chris Matthews Sam Donaldson; Chris Matthews Chris Matthews presents a portrait of President Kennedy rarely seen in a biography, based on ... Chris Matthews presents a portrait of President Kennedy rarely seen in a biography, based on personal interviews with those who knew him, records from his school years, and published interviews with former first lady Jacqueline Kennedy. He discussed his discoveries with veteran journalist Sam Donaldson. 9:27 pm ET Approx. 51 min. George Forrest Oral History Interview George Forrest; Richard Verrone Forty years after the first full scale engagement between U.S. troops and the People’s Army ... Forty years after the first full scale engagement between U.S. troops and the People’s Army of Vietnam, the Vietnam Archive interviewed veterans from the Battles of the Ia Drang Valley. It was after these battles - waged in November 1965 - that North Vietnamese forces began engaging in guerrilla warfare. 
Up next - and airing for the first time on television - excerpts from one of those oral histories. We’ll hear from Lieutenant Colonel George Forrest who was the commanding officer in the 1st battalion, 5th cavalry which came in to support the 7th cavalry after the third day of the battle. 
This is 50 minutes.
2:51 pm ET Approx. 4 min. LIVE Majority Leader Cantor on the JOBS Act Eric Cantor House Majority Leader Eric Cantor reacted to President Obama signing the JOBS Act. He also ... House Majority Leader Eric Cantor reacted to President Obama signing the JOBS Act. He also answered questions from reporters. 11:03 pm ET Approx. 2 hr. 4 min. Middle East Reforms and Governing Representatives from Egypt, Tunisia, Jordan, and Morocco gave updates on the ongoing reforms ... Representatives from Egypt, Tunisia, Jordan, and Morocco gave updates on the ongoing reforms happening since Middle East uprisings that started in Spring 2011. Topics included elections, the writing of constitutions, inclusion of women and religious minorities in the political process, and the role of the monarchy in in Morocco in democratic reforms. The panelists took questions from the audience following their discussion. 10:22 pm ET Approx. 57 min. Bill Beck Oral History Interview William Beck; Richard Verrone Forty years after the first full scale engagement between U.S. troops and the People’s Army ... Forty years after the first full scale engagement between U.S. troops and the People’s Army of Vietnam, the Vietnam Archive at Texas Tech University in Lubbock interviewed veterans from the Battles of the Ia Drang Valley. 
It was after these battles - waged in November 1965 - that North Vietnamese forces began engaging in guerilla warfare.
The Americans - outnumbered by the North Vietnamese Army - prevailed, but it was at a heavy cost. Bill Beck was an assistant machine gunner whose actions at a clearing called Landing Zone X-Ray earned him a Silver Star. In this hour-long interview - airing for the first time on television -- Beck recalls a routine mission on a beautiful Sunday afternoon that turned into a life and death struggle.
2:57 pm ET Approx. 8 min. Death of Freedom? Jonathan Mills; Jenny Norris; Jeffrey Rauenbuehler Jonathan Mills, Jenny Norris, and Jeffrey Rauenbuehler’s video The Death of Freedom, ... Jonathan Mills, Jenny Norris, and Jeffrey Rauenbuehler’s video The Death of Freedom, was one of the middle school section third prize winners in C-SPAN Classroom’s StudentCam documentary contest. They are eighth graders at McKinley Middle School in Racine, Wisconsin.
The local cable company was Time Warner. 
C-SPAN Classroom’s StudentCam video documentary contest was a national competition in which middle and high school students produced a documentary focusing on the significance of any provision of the U.S. Constitution.
1:41 am ET Approx. 29 min. After Words with Maggie Anderson Maggie Anderson; Krissah Thompson In Our Black Year: One Family’s Quest to Buy Black in America’s Racially Divided ... In Our Black Year: One Family’s Quest to Buy Black in America’s Racially Divided Economy, Maggie Anderson wrote about the year her family spent engaged in the economic experiment of buying exclusively from African-American owned business - and how difficult that was to do in her home area of Chicago. She discussed the importance of what she calls “conscious consumerism” with Washington Post reporter Krissah Thompson. 11:21 pm ET Approx. 51 min. North Vietnamese Strategy During the Vietnam War Donald Stoker Professor Donald Stoker gave a lecture in his “Strategy and War” course at the U.S. ... Professor Donald Stoker gave a lecture in his “Strategy and War” course at the U.S. Naval War College in Monterey, California. The course examines the relationship between political goals and the use of military force. During this class he used slides as he talked about North Vietnamese strategy during the Vietnam War.
3:05 pm ET Approx. 1 hr. 9 min. Trends in Digital Media Ken Auletta; Marcus Brauchli; Walter Isaacson Panelists talked about trends and public attitudes toward content in the digital age. Topics ... Panelists talked about trends and public attitudes toward content in the digital age. Topics included blog and social media and their effects on digital media. 2:43 am ET Approx. 26 min. After Words with Jack Abramoff Jack Abramoff; Eliza Carney Once the most influential lobbyist in Washington, Jack Abramoff presents an inside look at the ... Once the most influential lobbyist in Washington, Jack Abramoff presents an inside look at the lobbying industry and the power it has on Capitol Hill. He discussed his insights with Eliza Newlin Carney, staff writer for CQ and Roll Call, covering lobbying and influence. 12:16 am ET Approx. 28 min. 1965 Vietnam Documentary The Big Picture was a documentary series produced by the Defense Department that aired on ... The Big Picture was a documentary series produced by the Defense Department that aired on ABC Television from 1951 through 1975. The series focused on battles and figures in U.S. military history. This film features President Lyndon B. Johnson outlining U.S. policy in Vietnam.
4:17 pm ET Approx. 1 hr. 13 min. Counterterrorism and Cyber Security Ralph Boelter; Gordon Snow FBI Assistant Directors Ralph Boelter and Gordon Snows spoke at a conference on government ... FBI Assistant Directors Ralph Boelter and Gordon Snows spoke at a conference on government security. Mr. Boelter talked about counterterrorism efforts, and Mr. Snow spoke on cyber security. 3:12 am ET Approx. 58 min. After Words with Chris Matthews Sam Donaldson; Chris Matthews Chris Matthews presents a portrait of President Kennedy rarely seen in a biography, based on ... Chris Matthews presents a portrait of President Kennedy rarely seen in a biography, based on personal interviews with those who knew him, records from his school years, and published interviews with former first lady Jacqueline Kennedy. He discussed his discoveries with veteran journalist Sam Donaldson. 12:47 am ET Approx. 51 min. George Forrest Oral History Interview George Forrest; Richard Verrone Forty years after the first full scale engagement between U.S. troops and the People’s Army ... Forty years after the first full scale engagement between U.S. troops and the People’s Army of Vietnam, the Vietnam Archive interviewed veterans from the Battles of the Ia Drang Valley. It was after these battles - waged in November 1965 - that North Vietnamese forces began engaging in guerrilla warfare. 
Up next - and airing for the first time on television - excerpts from one of those oral histories. We’ll hear from Lieutenant Colonel George Forrest who was the commanding officer in the 1st battalion, 5th cavalry which came in to support the 7th cavalry after the third day of the battle. 
This is 50 minutes.
5:33 pm ET Approx. 57 min. U.S. Tax Code and the Internal Revenue Service Douglas Shulman; Theresa Werner Doug Shulman talked about Internal Revenue Service (IRS) operations and the agency’s efforts ... Doug Shulman talked about Internal Revenue Service (IRS) operations and the agency’s efforts to improve customer service and enforcement. During the audience questions portion of the program he predicted disaster for the tax system if Congress waits until January 2013 to address a host of expiring tax provisions. 4:12 am ET Approx. 2 hr. 4 min. Middle East Reforms and Governing Representatives from Egypt, Tunisia, Jordan, and Morocco gave updates on the ongoing reforms ... Representatives from Egypt, Tunisia, Jordan, and Morocco gave updates on the ongoing reforms happening since Middle East uprisings that started in Spring 2011. Topics included elections, the writing of constitutions, inclusion of women and religious minorities in the political process, and the role of the monarchy in in Morocco in democratic reforms. The panelists took questions from the audience following their discussion. 1:42 am ET Approx. 57 min. Bill Beck Oral History Interview William Beck; Richard Verrone Forty years after the first full scale engagement between U.S. troops and the People’s Army ... Forty years after the first full scale engagement between U.S. troops and the People’s Army of Vietnam, the Vietnam Archive at Texas Tech University in Lubbock interviewed veterans from the Battles of the Ia Drang Valley. 
It was after these battles - waged in November 1965 - that North Vietnamese forces began engaging in guerilla warfare.
The Americans - outnumbered by the North Vietnamese Army - prevailed, but it was at a heavy cost. Bill Beck was an assistant machine gunner whose actions at a clearing called Landing Zone X-Ray earned him a Silver Star. In this hour-long interview - airing for the first time on television -- Beck recalls a routine mission on a beautiful Sunday afternoon that turned into a life and death struggle.
6:33 pm ET Approx. 1 hr. 26 min. Campaign Finance Disclosure Rules Witnesses testified about proposed legislation that would amend the Federal Election Campaign Act ... Witnesses testified about proposed legislation that would amend the Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971 to provide for additional disclosure requirements for corporations, labor organizations, Super PACs and other entities. 6:50 am ET Approx. 29 min. After Words with Maggie Anderson Maggie Anderson; Krissah Thompson In Our Black Year: One Family’s Quest to Buy Black in America’s Racially Divided ... In Our Black Year: One Family’s Quest to Buy Black in America’s Racially Divided Economy, Maggie Anderson wrote about the year her family spent engaged in the economic experiment of buying exclusively from African-American owned business - and how difficult that was to do in her home area of Chicago. She discussed the importance of what she calls “conscious consumerism” with Washington Post reporter Krissah Thompson. 2:41 am ET Approx. 51 min. North Vietnamese Strategy During the Vietnam War Donald Stoker Professor Donald Stoker gave a lecture in his “Strategy and War” course at the U.S. ... Professor Donald Stoker gave a lecture in his “Strategy and War” course at the U.S. Naval War College in Monterey, California. The course examines the relationship between political goals and the use of military force. During this class he used slides as he talked about North Vietnamese strategy during the Vietnam War.
8:01 pm ET Approx. 1 hr. 46 min. Homelessness Among Veterans Witnesses testified on the progress of the Veterans Administration’s 5-year plan to end ... Witnesses testified on the progress of the Veterans Administration’s 5-year plan to end homelessness among veterans, particularly female veterans. 3:37 am ET Approx. 28 min. 1965 Vietnam Documentary The Big Picture was a documentary series produced by the Defense Department that aired on ... The Big Picture was a documentary series produced by the Defense Department that aired on ABC Television from 1951 through 1975. The series focused on battles and figures in U.S. military history. This film features President Lyndon B. Johnson outlining U.S. policy in Vietnam.
9:50 pm ET Approx. 57 min. U.S. Tax Code and the Internal Revenue Service Douglas Shulman; Theresa Werner Doug Shulman talked about Internal Revenue Service (IRS) operations and the agency’s efforts ... Doug Shulman talked about Internal Revenue Service (IRS) operations and the agency’s efforts to improve customer service and enforcement. During the audience questions portion of the program he predicted disaster for the tax system if Congress waits until January 2013 to address a host of expiring tax provisions. 4:08 am ET Approx. 51 min. George Forrest Oral History Interview George Forrest; Richard Verrone Forty years after the first full scale engagement between U.S. troops and the People’s Army ... Forty years after the first full scale engagement between U.S. troops and the People’s Army of Vietnam, the Vietnam Archive interviewed veterans from the Battles of the Ia Drang Valley. It was after these battles - waged in November 1965 - that North Vietnamese forces began engaging in guerrilla warfare. 
Up next - and airing for the first time on television - excerpts from one of those oral histories. We’ll hear from Lieutenant Colonel George Forrest who was the commanding officer in the 1st battalion, 5th cavalry which came in to support the 7th cavalry after the third day of the battle. 
This is 50 minutes.
10:48 pm ET Approx. 8 min. JOBS Act Signing Barack Obama President Obama signed the Jumpstart Our Business Startups (JOBS) Act, which included key ... President Obama signed the Jumpstart Our Business Startups (JOBS) Act, which included key initiatives to help small businesses and startups grow and create jobs. 5:02 am ET Approx. 57 min. Bill Beck Oral History Interview William Beck; Richard Verrone Forty years after the first full scale engagement between U.S. troops and the People’s Army ... Forty years after the first full scale engagement between U.S. troops and the People’s Army of Vietnam, the Vietnam Archive at Texas Tech University in Lubbock interviewed veterans from the Battles of the Ia Drang Valley. 
It was after these battles - waged in November 1965 - that North Vietnamese forces began engaging in guerilla warfare.
The Americans - outnumbered by the North Vietnamese Army - prevailed, but it was at a heavy cost. Bill Beck was an assistant machine gunner whose actions at a clearing called Landing Zone X-Ray earned him a Silver Star. In this hour-long interview - airing for the first time on television -- Beck recalls a routine mission on a beautiful Sunday afternoon that turned into a life and death struggle.
10:56 pm ET Approx. 4 min. Majority Leader Cantor on the JOBS Act Eric Cantor House Majority Leader Eric Cantor reacted to President Obama signing the JOBS Act. He also ... House Majority Leader Eric Cantor reacted to President Obama signing the JOBS Act. He also answered questions from reporters. 6:02 am ET Approx. 51 min. North Vietnamese Strategy During the Vietnam War Donald Stoker Professor Donald Stoker gave a lecture in his “Strategy and War” course at the U.S. ... Professor Donald Stoker gave a lecture in his “Strategy and War” course at the U.S. Naval War College in Monterey, California. The course examines the relationship between political goals and the use of military force. During this class he used slides as he talked about North Vietnamese strategy during the Vietnam War.
11:01 pm ET Approx. 3 min. Jeffrey Rauenbuehler StudentCam Interview Josh Koning; Jeffrey Rauenbuehler Jeffrey Rauenbuehler was interviewed about the video, The "Death of Freedom?, he made with ... Jeffrey Rauenbuehler was interviewed about the video, The "Death of Freedom?, he made with Jonathan Mills and Jenny Norris, The film was one of the middle school third prize winners in C-SPAN’s StudentCam documentary contest. They are eighth graders at McKinley Middle School in Racine, Wisconsin.
C-SPAN Classroom’s StudentCam video documentary contest was a national competition in which middle and high school students produced a documentary focusing on the significance of any provision of the U.S. Constitution.
6:57 am ET Approx. 28 min. 1965 Vietnam Documentary The Big Picture was a documentary series produced by the Defense Department that aired on ... The Big Picture was a documentary series produced by the Defense Department that aired on ABC Television from 1951 through 1975. The series focused on battles and figures in U.S. military history. This film features President Lyndon B. Johnson outlining U.S. policy in Vietnam.
11:07 pm ET Approx. 41 min. Operations in Afghanistan Chris Toner Army Commander Chris Toner talked about his experiences overseeing U.S. efforts in Afghanistan, ... Army Commander Chris Toner talked about his experiences overseeing U.S. efforts in Afghanistan, from where he recently returned following a 12-month combat tour. Topics included Afghanistan after U.S. forces withdraw, the influence of the Haqqani network, and Pakistan. 
Due to audio problems this program includes only the audience question and answer portion of the event.
11:51 pm ET Approx. 1 hr. 9 min. Hydraulic Fracturing Scientists spoke about the process of hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, which involves extracting ... Scientists spoke about the process of hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, which involves extracting natural gas and oil from rock deposits deep underground. Among the topics thy addressed were safety concerns, environmental impact, the scope of fracking in the industry, and the science of the process. They also noted that the process was linked to recent earthquakes in Ohio and elsewhere, as well as the circumstances that can lead to natural gas leaking into people’s drinking water. They responded to questions from the audience.
1:00 am ET Approx. 8 min. Death of Freedom? Jonathan Mills; Jenny Norris; Jeffrey Rauenbuehler Jonathan Mills, Jenny Norris, and Jeffrey Rauenbuehler’s video The Death of Freedom, ... Jonathan Mills, Jenny Norris, and Jeffrey Rauenbuehler’s video The Death of Freedom, was one of the middle school section third prize winners in C-SPAN Classroom’s StudentCam documentary contest. They are eighth graders at McKinley Middle School in Racine, Wisconsin.
The local cable company was Time Warner. 
C-SPAN Classroom’s StudentCam video documentary contest was a national competition in which middle and high school students produced a documentary focusing on the significance of any provision of the U.S. Constitution.
1:11 am ET Approx. 1 hr. 46 min. Homelessness Among Veterans Witnesses testified on the progress of the Veterans Administration’s 5-year plan to end ... Witnesses testified on the progress of the Veterans Administration’s 5-year plan to end homelessness among veterans, particularly female veterans.
3:00 am ET Approx. 57 min. U.S. Tax Code and the Internal Revenue Service Douglas Shulman; Theresa Werner Doug Shulman talked about Internal Revenue Service (IRS) operations and the agency’s efforts ... Doug Shulman talked about Internal Revenue Service (IRS) operations and the agency’s efforts to improve customer service and enforcement. During the audience questions portion of the program he predicted disaster for the tax system if Congress waits until January 2013 to address a host of expiring tax provisions.
4:00 am ET Approx. 19 min. Wasteful Spending at General Services Administration Tom Shoop; Peter Slen Tom Shoop talked about a recent Inspector General report that criticizes the General Services ... Tom Shoop talked about a recent Inspector General report that criticizes the General Services Administration (GSA) for excessive, wasteful spending at a 2010 Las Vegas conference, which led to the resignation Monday of GSA Administrator Martha Johnson and the firings of two other agency officials. Congress is calling for hearings. He responded to telephone calls and electronic communications.
4:20 am ET Approx. 8 min. JOBS Act Signing Barack Obama President Obama signed the Jumpstart Our Business Startups (JOBS) Act, which included key ... President Obama signed the Jumpstart Our Business Startups (JOBS) Act, which included key initiatives to help small businesses and startups grow and create jobs.
4:29 am ET Approx. 4 min. Majority Leader Cantor on the JOBS Act Eric Cantor House Majority Leader Eric Cantor reacted to President Obama signing the JOBS Act. He also ... House Majority Leader Eric Cantor reacted to President Obama signing the JOBS Act. He also answered questions from reporters.
4:35 am ET Approx. 41 min. Operations in Afghanistan Chris Toner Army Commander Chris Toner talked about his experiences overseeing U.S. efforts in Afghanistan, ... Army Commander Chris Toner talked about his experiences overseeing U.S. efforts in Afghanistan, from where he recently returned following a 12-month combat tour. Topics included Afghanistan after U.S. forces withdraw, the influence of the Haqqani network, and Pakistan. 
Due to audio problems this program includes only the audience question and answer portion of the event.
5:18 am ET Approx. 1 hr. 31 min. Drone Surveillance in the U.S. Panelists talked about the impact on privacy, safety, and national security of drone surveillance ... Panelists talked about the impact on privacy, safety, and national security of drone surveillance in the U.S. President Obama had recently signed into law a policy that allowed domestic flights by unmanned aircraft, by both law enforcement and civilian companies, within four years. They also responded to questions from the audience.
6:50 am ET Approx. 8 min. Right to Bear Arms Noah Fatsi; Mitchell Powers; Benjamin Schwartz Noah Fatsi, Benjamin Schwartz, and Mitchell Powers' video, Right to Bear Arms, was one of ... Noah Fatsi, Benjamin Schwartz, and Mitchell Powers' video, Right to Bear Arms, was one of the third prize high school winners in C-SPAN Classroom’s StudentCam documentary contest. They are seniors at Midlothian High School in Midlothian, Virginia.
The local cable company was Comcast.
C-SPAN Classroom’s StudentCam video documentary contest was a national competition in which middle and high school students produced a documentary focusing on the significance of any provision of the U.S. Constitution.