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7:00 am ET Approx. 40 min. LIVE Open Phones Telephone lines were open for comments on the question, “How would you end congressional ... Telephone lines were open for comments on the question, “How would you end congressional gridlock?” 6:24 am ET Approx. 51 min. Panel on the Future of the Book and Book Store A panel discussion was held on the future of the book and of the book store. Jim Milliot ... A panel discussion was held on the future of the book and of the book store. Jim Milliot moderated a panel that included a book store owner, a publisher, and a literary agent. The panelists also responded to questions from members of the audience.
“The Future of the Book and Bookstore” was a presentation was in the James Michener Non-Fiction Pavilion on the grounds of City Hall at the 3rd annual Gaithersburg Book Festival.
6:53 am ET Approx. 6 min. Oklahoma Land Runs Bob Blackburn talked about the history of the Oklahoma Land Runs of the late 1800s and the ... Bob Blackburn talked about the history of the Oklahoma Land Runs of the late 1800s and the laissez-faire government and social Darwinism philosophies that underlay the concept. He was interviewed at the Oklahoma History Center Land Run exhibit.
C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles (LCVs) made a stop in their “2012 LCV Cities Tour” in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, on April 9-12 to feature the history and literary life of the community. Working with the Cox Communications 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.
7:40 am ET Approx. 7 min. LIVE Report From the NATO Summit ; Missy Ryan talked about the agenda for the NATO leaders meeting in Chicago. The summit on May ... Missy Ryan talked about the agenda for the NATO leaders meeting in Chicago. The summit on May 20-21 was the first time an American city other than Washington, D.C. had hosted a NATO summit. 7:16 am ET Approx. 51 min. Book Discussion on The Hockey Stick and the Climate Wars Michael Mann, lead author of the paper that introduced the hockey stick graph to the global ... Michael Mann, lead author of the paper that introduced the hockey stick graph to the global warming debate (featured in the 2001 UN report on climate change) talked about his experiences being the subject of attacks by those who disagree with his conclusions. He responded to questions from members of the audience at the Penn State Bookstore in Happy Valley, Pennsylvania. 7:00 am ET Approx. 57 min. Q&A with Douglas Brinkley, Part 1 ; Historian Douglas Brinkley talked about his forthcoming book, The Wilderness Warrior: Theodore ... Historian Douglas Brinkley talked about his forthcoming book, The Wilderness Warrior: Theodore Roosevelt and the Crusade for America (Harper; July 28, 2009). The book tells the story of President Theodore Roosevelt’s contribution to the early days of the conservation movement. Between 1901 and 1909, he was responsible for 230 million acres of land being set aside as wilderness. Mr. Brinkley sees this as the most important initiative by a U.S. president between the Civil War and World War I.

This portion of the two-part interview was conducted in the Roosevelt Room at the National Conservation Training Center in Shepherdstown, West Virginia. The center is part of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

For Part 2 see program ID 287277-1
7:50 am ET Approx. 57 min. LIVE G-8 and NATO Summits ; ; Stephen Flanagan and Kati Suominen talked about the G-8 and NATO summits, held respectively at ... Stephen Flanagan and Kati Suominen talked about the G-8 and NATO summits, held respectively at Camp David and in Chicago, and they responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. Topics included G-8 members' decision to move from austerity toward growth policies and German reaction to the shift, keeping Greece in the eurozone, ending the war in Afghanistan, and missile defense of Europe over Russian objections. 8:08 am ET Approx. 53 min. Book Discussion on Almost President Scott Farris presents a history of men who ran for the U.S. presidency and lost. The author ... Scott Farris presents a history of men who ran for the U.S. presidency and lost. The author examines why each candidate failed and posits that the loser often infused new ideas and presented their respective political party the opportunity to re-imagine their platform and so may have had more of an impact on American history than the men who actually won. Scott Farris responded to questions from members of the audience at Rediscovered Books in Boise, Idaho. This presentation was part of the spring event of the Political Science Alumni Association of Boise State University. 8:01 am ET Approx. 28 min. Pabst Mansion, Part 1 Tour of the 1892 Mansion of Captain Frederick Pabst in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The sea captain ... Tour of the 1892 Mansion of Captain Frederick Pabst in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The sea captain not only founded the world famous Pabst Brewery, he was a philanthropist and real estate developer and had a great influence on the growth of this Midwestern city on Lake Michigan. Historian John Eastberg shows us examples of craftsmanship, original furnishings and art which teach us about Pabst’s German heritage, Milwaukee’s history, and America’s Gilded Age.
8:51 am ET Approx. 32 min. LIVE Oil Industry and Politics ; Amy Harder, author of “Your Cheatin' Heart” published in National Journal on ... Amy Harder, author of “Your Cheatin' Heart” published in National Journal on May 18, talked about the oil industry. Topics included what she called the oil industry’s “special relationship” with the Republican Party, and how big oil has begun to work with the Obama administration, and how money from the oil industry impacts broader politics. She also responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. 9:02 am ET Approx. 1 hr. 17 min. Book Discussion on Latin Lessons Hal Weitzman argues that a move away from Western-style globalization has put many South American ... Hal Weitzman argues that a move away from Western-style globalization has put many South American countries on an upward economic trajectory, while the U.S. and Europe struggle. He was joined by Christian Deseglise and Patricio Navia in a discussion moderated by Christopher Sabatini. The panelists responded to questions from members of the audience at this book launch held by Americas Society/Council of the Americas in New York City. 8:29 am ET Approx. 1 min. Winston Churchill Statue Historian Richard Norton Smith talked about the statue in Washington, D.C., of British Prime ... Historian Richard Norton Smith talked about the statue in Washington, D.C., of British Prime Minister Winston Churchill. President Kennedy had designated him an Honorary American Citizen, and the statue has one foot in the grounds of the British Embassy and the other on American soil. Topics included the sculptor, William McVey, and the symbolism of the statue. Audio of Sir Winton Churchill addressing a joint session of Congress on December 26, 1941, was played over still photographs of him in the Senate Chambers.
Date 2010.
9:26 am ET Approx. 33 min. LIVE Alzheimer's Research and Prevention ; Harry Johns talked about a new plan that aims to prevent Alzheimer’s disease by 2025, ... Harry Johns talked about a new plan that aims to prevent Alzheimer’s disease by 2025, supported by the White House. The plan is the first ever for the country, aiming to bolster research, treatment, and awareness. The plan is the result of the National Alzheimer’s Project Act, which set out to combat the disease. He also responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. 10:20 am ET Approx. 29 min. Book Discussion on Before the Lights Go Out Maggie Koerth-Baker examines the current and future state of energy issues in the United ... Maggie Koerth-Baker examines the current and future state of energy issues in the United States. The author reports that there is no one answer to the future of energy infrastructure and that a more energy efficient world will not be a utopia but will be better than if no action is taken. She posits that the same economically driven thinking that created the country’s current energy issues would be the force behind the changes in production and consumption over the next twenty to forty years. She responded to questions from members of the audience at Barnes & Noble in El Cerrito, California. 8:31 am ET Approx. 56 min. First Ladies Through American History Scholars and historians considered the role and influence of American first ladies throughout ... Scholars and historians considered the role and influence of American first ladies throughout history. Moderator Cokie Roberts posed the question, “Why do we study first ladies?”
“Influence Makers: First Ladies through American History” was a panel of the conference, America’s First Ladies: An Enduring Vision. The conference was the second of three planned at presidential libraries in Texas, and was convened at the George W. Bush Presidential Center in Dallas as part of the conference series, “America’s First Ladies: An Enduring Vision.” It was co-sponsored by American University, Southern Methodist University, the White House Historical Association, the National Archives, and the other Texas presidential libraries.
10:00 am ET Approx. 32 min. Newsmakers with Representative Barney Frank ; ; House Financial Service Ranking Member Barney Frank (D-MA) talked about the status of U.S. banks ... House Financial Service Ranking Member Barney Frank (D-MA) talked about the status of U.S. banks and regulating them, the JPMorgan Chase trading loss, the Volcker rule, the current debt debate, efforts to stabilize the housing market, federal bailouts, changes he has seen in his 31 years in Congress. 10:49 am ET Approx. 10 min. Book Discussion on Sexual Sabotage ; Judith Reisman talked about her book, Sexual Sabotage: How One Mad Scientist Unleashed a Plague ... Judith Reisman talked about her book, Sexual Sabotage: How One Mad Scientist Unleashed a Plague of Corruption and Contagion on America, which takes a critical look at the work of biologist Alfred Kinsey. The interview, part of Book TV’s college series, was recorded at Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia. 9:29 am ET Approx. 52 min. The 37th Congress and the New America ; In 1862 as the Civil War was being fought, the 37th U.S. Congress met under an unfinished Capitol ... In 1862 as the Civil War was being fought, the 37th U.S. Congress met under an unfinished Capitol Dome with its Confederate members absent.
The lack of opposition proved productive as members passed the Homestead Act, the Morrill Land-Grant Colleges Act, the Pacific Railway Act, and the Revenue Acts. 
The 37th Congress also created the Department of Agriculture and ended slavery in DC.
Coming up, Time Magazine Editor-at-Large David Von Drehle talks about 1862 and the 37th U.S. Congress.
The University of Nebraska-Lincoln hosted this fifty minute event.
10:33 am ET Approx. 23 min. Secretary Geithner on the U.S. Economy ; Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner was interviewed by David Wessel about the U.S. economy and ... Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner was interviewed by David Wessel about the U.S. economy and financial challenges. In his comments he said that JPMorgan Chase’s recent $2 billion trading loss helps make the case for tougher rules on financial institutions.
This program was part of a day-long Peterson Foundation forum on the U.S. economy and fiscal challenges.
11:00 am ET Approx. 59 min. Book Discussion on The End of Money David Wolman talked about his book The End of Money: Counterfeiters, Preachers, Techies, ... David Wolman talked about his book The End of Money: Counterfeiters, Preachers, Techies, Dreamers--and the Coming Cashless Society. Mr. Wolman considered the pros and cons of the possibility that cash might disappear in a digital society. Other topics included alternatives to cash such as bartering networks and how cash penalizes the poor. He recounted how he lived for a year without using cash. Mr. Wolman read excerpts from his book and he responded to questions from members of the audience. 10:22 am ET Approx. 8 min. American Indian Relocation Historian Blue Clark explained the significance of Indian relocation to Oklahoma’s ... Historian Blue Clark explained the significance of Indian relocation to Oklahoma’s history. Professor Clark discussed the tribes that came into the state from across the country, as well as his family’s own relocation experience. He was interviewed at the construction site of the American Indian Cultural Center and Museum.
C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles (LCVs) made a stop in their “2012 LCV Cities Tour” in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, on April 9-12 to feature the history and literary life of the community. Working with the Cox Communications 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.
10:57 am ET Approx. 52 min. Bill Clinton on the U.S. Economy and Economic Challenges ; ; Former President Bill Clinton talked with Tom Brokaw about the state and future of the U.S. ... Former President Bill Clinton talked with Tom Brokaw about the state and future of the U.S. economy. Among the topics they discussed were federal debt, looming federal budget cuts in 2013 if Congress cannot reach a compromise on the budget, and political partisanship. In his comments President Clinton talked about the responsibility of voters for the state of the country, saying, “They go around telling everybody how sorry these politicians are, and they voted for all of them....The American people have got to take some ownership, too.” He also encouraged President Obama to focus more on his budget and deficit reduction proposals during the presidential race.
This program was part of a day-long Peterson Foundation forum on the U.S. economy and fiscal challenges.
12:01 pm ET Approx. 56 min. After Words with Van Jones ; Rebuild the Dream details the strategy and action plan of the platform and online ... Rebuild the Dream details the strategy and action plan of the platform and online organization of the same name. It suggests initiatives for supporting the middle class and putting people back to work. Mr. Jones discussed the Contract for the American Dream and the campaign to restore economic stability for the 99 percent with USA Today's Jackie Kucinich. 10:31 am ET Approx. 28 min. Birthright Citizenship and the 14th Amendment ; ; From the Milwaukee meeting of the Organization of American Historians, Columbia University history ... From the Milwaukee meeting of the Organization of American Historians, Columbia University history professor Eric Foner, and University of Iowa history professor Linda Kerber discuss the 14th amendment to the U.S. Constitution and the “birthright citizenship” provision. The historians argue that birthright citizenship dramatically changed American history for the better, and that the provision is unique to the United States. This is a half hour.
11:51 am ET Approx. 30 min. Speaker Boehner on the U.S. Economy and Fiscal Challenges ; ; House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) spoke at a day-long Peterson Foundation forum on the U.S. ... House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) spoke at a day-long Peterson Foundation forum on the U.S. economy and fiscal challenges. During his speech he criticized President Obama and Senate Democrats for the state of the economy and the U.S. losing its triple-A credit rating during debt ceiling negotiations in 2011. He said that the answers to the nation’s problem lie with the American people rather than the government. Afterward, Erin Burnett asked him questions about the budget deficit and national debt, partisanship and each political party blaming the other, and his tenure as House speaker. 12:58 pm ET Approx. 1 min. New Books Being Published 10:59 am ET Approx. 1 hr. 43 min. Legacies of the Civil War Historians and authors discuss ongoing legacies of the Civil War - the issues and controversies ... Historians and authors discuss ongoing legacies of the Civil War - the issues and controversies that are still being borne out today.
Yale University s Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition hosted this event.
12:20 pm ET Approx. 11 min. NATO Secretary General on NATO Summit NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen spoke with reporters in Chicago at the start of a ... NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen spoke with reporters in Chicago at the start of a NATO Summit. He talked about the priorities of the two-day meeting which will largely focus on the future security of Afghanistan. He also spoke about a possible “rush-to-the-exit strategy” among nations, his views on the new French government’s role in Afghanistan, and the protests and demonstrations surrounding the summit. 1:00 pm ET Approx. 21 min. Book Discussion on The War of 1812 ; Professor J.C.A. Stagg talked about his book, The War of 1812: Conflict for a Continent. ... Professor J.C.A. Stagg talked about his book, The War of 1812: Conflict for a Continent. The interview, part of Book TV’s college series, was recorded at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville. 12:44 pm ET Approx. 12 min. Shiloh Battlefield Tour The Civil War Battle of Shiloh took place April 6 and 7, 1862, in Hardin County, Tennessee, and ... The Civil War Battle of Shiloh took place April 6 and 7, 1862, in Hardin County, Tennessee, and resulted in a Union victory over Confederate forces attempting to defend two major western railroads servicing the strategically important Mississippi Valley region. Nearly 110,000 troops took part in the fighting, which produced almost 24,000 casualties, making it the bloodiest battle to that point in U.S. history. American History TV visited Shiloh National Military Park, where Stacy Allen, the park’s chief ranger, gave us a tour of the battlefield.
12:32 pm ET Approx. 2 hr. 14 min. FBI Oversight Robert Mueller testified at an FBI oversight hearing. Director Mueller confirmed that the FBI ... Robert Mueller testified at an FBI oversight hearing. Director Mueller confirmed that the FBI had launched an investigation into leaks about an al-Qaida bomb plot aboard a U.S.-bound flight. He also said that such leaks during ongoing law enforcement operations damaged U.S. relationships with foreign partners. Other topics of discussion included the impact of possible sequestration to the FBI, cyber security issues, and the recent Washington Post story on the accuracy of FBI crime labs and forensics analysis. Director Mueller also talked bout the importance of reauthorizing the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA). 1:22 pm ET Approx. 2 min. New York Times Best-Sellers 12:57 pm ET Approx. 1 hr. 16 min. Immigration and the Roots of Pluralism in the U.S. This week, History Professor James Connolly looks at Immigration and the Roots of Pluralism in the ... This week, History Professor James Connolly looks at Immigration and the Roots of Pluralism in the United States. 
This one hour fifteen minute class took place at Ball State University in Indiana.
2:47 pm ET Approx. 7 min. NATO Summit Remarks on Afghanistan ; President Obama and Afghan President Hamid Karzai spoke briefly to reporters about the strategic ... President Obama and Afghan President Hamid Karzai spoke briefly to reporters about the strategic partnership agreement reached between their two nations earlier in the year, and the eventual transition of security to the Afghan people. 1:24 pm ET Approx. 23 min. Book Discussion on Words, Not Swords ; Professor Farzaneh Milani talked about her book, Words, Not Swords: Iranian Women Writers and ... Professor Farzaneh Milani talked about her book, Words, Not Swords: Iranian Women Writers and the Freedom of Movement. The interview, part of Book TV’s college series, was recorded at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville. 2:14 pm ET Approx. 46 min. Eastern Indians and the Land ; In this program, anthropologist Helen Rountree uses her many years of scientific and historic ... In this program, anthropologist Helen Rountree uses her many years of scientific and historic research to describe how natives of the Virginia piedmont region made use of their environment for food, transportation, and shelter. Professor Rountree argues that the Powhatan Indian women’s brains were like computers because of their detailed knowledge of hundreds of useful plants. The presentation is part of the “From the Earth: The Environment in Virginia’s Past and Future” conference at the Virginia Historical Society.
2:56 pm ET Approx. 30 min. Senator Rubio Speech at Republican Party Fundraising Dinner Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) gave the keynote address at the South Carolina Republican Party’s ... Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) gave the keynote address at the South Carolina Republican Party’s annual Silver Elephant fundraising dinner. He called President Obama one of the most divisive Presidents in years and talked about the importance of the coming election. He also warned about the consequences of America losing by straying from the morals and principles of its founding documents. 1:50 pm ET Approx. 10 min. Book Discussion on Vladimir Putin and Russian Statecraft ; Allen Lynch talked about his book, Vladimir Putin and Russian Statecraft, about the rise ... Allen Lynch talked about his book, Vladimir Putin and Russian Statecraft, about the rise and continuing influence of Russia’s Vladimir Putin. The interview, part of Book TV’s college series, was recorded at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville. 3:01 pm ET Approx. 50 min. M. Scott Carpenter Oral History Interview ; Scott Carpenter was interviewed about his career. He was the second American to orbit the ... Scott Carpenter was interviewed about his career. He was the second American to orbit the Earth and the fourth American in space. He was also an aquanaut.
This interview was part of an oral history program at the NASA Johnson Space Center. He was interviewed by Roy Neal on January 27, 1999, at his home in Vail, Colorado.
3:28 pm ET Approx. 2 hr. 31 min. Energy Department's Loan Guarantee Program Witnesses testified about the results of the billions of taxpayer dollars that were obligated by ... Witnesses testified about the results of the billions of taxpayer dollars that were obligated by the Department of Energy (DOE) under the 1705 loan guarantee program to fund renewable energy projects. 2:01 pm ET Approx. 1 hr. 5 min. Book Discussion on Grace and Grit ; Lilly Ledbetter recounts her 19-year career at the Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company and her ... Lilly Ledbetter recounts her 19-year career at the Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company and her decision to file a sex-discrimination suit against the company in 1998 over unequal pay. Ms. Ledbetter, a supervisor at the Goodyear Tire factory in Gadsden, Alabama, discovered that she was earning thousands of dollars less than her male colleagues. She recalls the ten years that her case was deliberated in the courts, which culminated in a 5-4 U.S. Supreme Court decision against her on the grounds that she should have filed her claim within 180 days after receiving her first paycheck that was unequal in pay. In 2009, the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act was the first official bill signed by President Obama. Lilly Ledbetter was joined by her co-author, Lanier Scott Ison, at the Gadsden Public Library in Gadsden, Alabama. They responded to questions from members of the audience. 3:53 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.
5:59 pm ET Approx. 32 min. Newsmakers with Representative Barney Frank ; ; House Financial Service Ranking Member Barney Frank (D-MA) talked about the status of U.S. banks ... House Financial Service Ranking Member Barney Frank (D-MA) talked about the status of U.S. banks and regulating them, the JPMorgan Chase trading loss, the Volcker rule, the current debt debate, efforts to stabilize the housing market, federal bailouts, changes he has seen in his 31 years in Congress. 3:15 pm ET Approx. 57 min. Book Discussion on Power and Constraint Jack Goldsmith argues that while it is commonly held that the terrorist attacks on September 11, ... Jack Goldsmith argues that while it is commonly held that the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001, resulted in the executive branch obtaining unprecedented and unaccountable power, the reality is that Congress pushed back against executive power in significant ways and placed controls on the president that most people do not realize exist. This, he says, explains why President Obama has not made a major shift away from the counter-terrorism policies of the Bush administration. Professor Goldsmith was joined in discussion by three other Harvard University professors. The panelists also responded to questions from members of the audience. This Harvard Book Store event was held in the Brattle Theatre. 3:59 pm ET Approx. 1 min. Albert Einstein Memorial Historian Richard Norton Smith talked about the monument in Washington, D.C., to mathematician and ... Historian Richard Norton Smith talked about the monument in Washington, D.C., to mathematician and scientist Albert Einstein. The statue on the grounds of the National Academy of Science was dedicated April 22, 1979, near the centennial of his birth. Topics included the sculptor, Robert Berks, and the symbolism of the monument.
Date 2010.
6:32 pm ET Approx. 11 min. NATO Secretary General on NATO Summit NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen spoke with reporters in Chicago at the start of a ... NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen spoke with reporters in Chicago at the start of a NATO Summit. He talked about the priorities of the two-day meeting which will largely focus on the future security of Afghanistan. He also spoke about a possible “rush-to-the-exit strategy” among nations, his views on the new French government’s role in Afghanistan, and the protests and demonstrations surrounding the summit. 4:15 pm ET Approx. 1 hr. Book Discussion on The Emergency State ; David Unger spoke about his book The Emergency State, which examined the growth and ... David Unger spoke about his book The Emergency State, which examined the growth and persistence of U.S. national security agencies and services since World War II. Among the topics addressed were the hidden costs associated with national security policies, the ability of the system to confront emerging threats, and the impact of a perpetual state of emergency on the nation. He responded to questions from members of the audience. 4:01 pm ET Approx. 1 hr. 24 min. Ernest Hemingway as a World War II Spy ; Military and intelligence historian Nicholas Reynolds talked about the services of World War I ... Military and intelligence historian Nicholas Reynolds talked about the services of World War I veteran and author Ernest Hemingway and other family members as spies for the United States during the second World War. He showed some pictures as he talked about Hemingway’s adventurous exploits and the larger than previously acknowledged impact of his espionage during the war, as well as his connections to the Soviet Union. Mr. Reynolds also responded to questions from members of the audience at the International Spy Museum.
This Smithsonian Resident Associate Program was part of the series “Great Spies of World War II: Garbo, Baker, de Clarens...and Hemingway?” held in collaboration with the International Spy Museum.
6:43 pm ET Approx. 7 min. NATO Summit Remarks on Afghanistan ; President Obama and Afghan President Hamid Karzai spoke briefly to reporters about the strategic ... President Obama and Afghan President Hamid Karzai spoke briefly to reporters about the strategic partnership agreement reached between their two nations earlier in the year, and the eventual transition of security to the Afghan people. 5:16 pm ET Approx. 28 min. Book Discussion on Before the Lights Go Out Maggie Koerth-Baker examines the current and future state of energy issues in the United ... Maggie Koerth-Baker examines the current and future state of energy issues in the United States. The author reports that there is no one answer to the future of energy infrastructure and that a more energy efficient world will not be a utopia but will be better than if no action is taken. She posits that the same economically driven thinking that created the country’s current energy issues would be the force behind the changes in production and consumption over the next twenty to forty years. She responded to questions from members of the audience at Barnes & Noble in El Cerrito, California. 5:26 pm ET Approx. 1 hr. 33 min. Campus Protests During the 1960s A panel of scholars described how they have used oral histories to help present a more complete ... A panel of scholars described how they have used oral histories to help present a more complete record of protests on college campuses in the 1960s and '70s. They used slides as they presented papers. Then they all responded to questions from members of the audience. Barbara Truesdell moderated.
The papers were: Kelly Sartorius on “A Dean of Women and Student Activism: Cooperative, Intergenerational Work During the Student Protests at the University of Kansas;” Gregory Wilson and Craig Simpson on “Above the Shots: The Kent State Shootings and the Politics of Truth, Trauma and Reconciliation;” and Rosalie Uyola on “The Liberation of Rutgers-Newark: History, Memory, and Black Student Radicalism.”
“History, Memory and Campus Protest During the Long 1960s” was a session, held in the Renaissance Denver Hotel, of the 45th annual meeting of the Oral History Association “Memories of Conflict and Disaster: Oral History and the Politics of Truth, Trauma, and Reconciliation.”
6:51 pm ET Approx. 7 min. NATO Summit Opening Plenary Remarks ; President Obama welcomed NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen to the NATO Summit in ... President Obama welcomed NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen to the NATO Summit in Chicago. In some brief remarks to reporters, the president talked about the meeting’s agenda including the transitioning of Afghan security, the Alliance’s defense capabilities, and its extended partnerships with other nations. 6:00 pm ET Approx. 58 min. Book Discussion on Charles Lindbergh and The Spirit of St. Louis ; Mr. Pisano and Mr. van der Linden talked about their book Charles Lindbergh and The ... Mr. Pisano and Mr. van der Linden talked about their book Charles Lindbergh and The Spirit of St. Louis, published by Harry N. Abrams, Inc. Mr. Pisano presented a short biography of Lindbergh, the first person to pilot a nonstop transatlantic flight, from New York to Paris on May 20, 1927. He sketched his life as an obscure pilot to his famous flight across the Atlantic, his work for aviation, and the problems of celebrity. He touched on the complexities of his life, including controversies such as Lindbergh’s sympathetic stance towards the Nazis nad his anti-Semitic public statements, and his efforts to re-join the Army Air Corps after the bombing of Pearl Harbor and his later philosophy. Mr. van der Linden gave a detailed description of The Spirit of St. Louis, the plane which Lindbergh flew across the Atlantic. His presentation was accompanied by slides. Both authors answered questions following their remarks. 7:00 pm ET Approx. 28 min. Pabst Mansion, Part 1 Tour of the 1892 Mansion of Captain Frederick Pabst in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The sea captain ... Tour of the 1892 Mansion of Captain Frederick Pabst in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The sea captain not only founded the world famous Pabst Brewery, he was a philanthropist and real estate developer and had a great influence on the growth of this Midwestern city on Lake Michigan. Historian John Eastberg shows us examples of craftsmanship, original furnishings and art which teach us about Pabst’s German heritage, Milwaukee’s history, and America’s Gilded Age.
6:59 pm ET Approx. 1 hr. Q&A with Robert Caro, Part 1 ; Robert Caro discussed his newly released fourth volume of his biography of former President ... Robert Caro discussed his newly released fourth volume of his biography of former President Johnson, The Years of Lyndon Johnson: The Passage of Power. The fourth book covers 1958 until early 1964. Mr. Caro said that President Johnson sought the presidency, yet the nomination went to John F. Kennedy. He detailed Vice President Johnson’s poor treatment at the hands of Kennedy staff, and his acrimonious relationship with Robert F. Kennedy. He described President Johnson’s leadership following President Kennedy’s assassination, and his skill at moving several major pieces of legislation through the House and Senate after he became president, which Mr. Caro suggests planted the seeds for President Johnson’s “War on Poverty” program. 
Robert Caro was born and raised in New York City and graduated from Princeton University with a Bachelor of Science degree in English. He won Pulitzer Prizes for biography in 1975 and 2003, and has been researching Lyndon Johnson since 1977.
7:00 pm ET Approx. 53 min. Book Discussion on Bay and Her Boys Political analyst and former United States Treasurer Bay Buchanan presents her thoughts on single ... Political analyst and former United States Treasurer Bay Buchanan presents her thoughts on single motherhood and her experiences raising her three boys alone. Ms. Buchanan recounts the challenges she faced and the lessons she learned as she worked to balance her home and career. She responded to questions from members of the audience at a Barnes and Noble book store in Williamsburg, Virginia. 7:28 pm ET Approx. 2 min. Winston Churchill Statue Historian Richard Norton Smith talked about the statue in Washington, D.C., of British Prime ... Historian Richard Norton Smith talked about the statue in Washington, D.C., of British Prime Minister Winston Churchill. President Kennedy had designated him an Honorary American Citizen, and the statue has one foot in the grounds of the British Embassy and the other on American soil. Topics included the sculptor, William McVey, and the symbolism of the statue. Audio of Sir Winton Churchill addressing a joint session of Congress on December 26, 1941, was played over still photographs of him in the Senate Chambers.
Date 2010.
8:00 pm ET Approx. 58 min. Q&A with Robert Caro, Part 2 ; Robert Caro discussed his newly-released fourth volume of his biography of former President ... Robert Caro discussed his newly-released fourth volume of his biography of former President Johnson, The Years of Lyndon Johnson: The Passage of Power. The fourth book covers 1958 until early 1964. Mr. Caro said that President Johnson sought the presidency, yet the nomination went to John F. Kennedy. He detailed Vice President Johnson’s poor treatment at the hands of Kennedy staff, and his acrimonious relationship with Robert F. Kennedy. He described President Johnson’s leadership following President Kennedy’s assassination, and his skill at moving several major pieces of legislation through the House and Senate after he became president, which Mr. Caro suggests planted the seeds for President Johnson’s “War on Poverty” program. 
Robert Caro was born and raised in New York City and graduated from Princeton University with a Bachelor of Science degree in English. He won Pulitzer Prizes for biography in 1975 and 2003, and has been researching Lyndon Johnson since 1977.
7:59 pm ET Approx. 51 min. Book Discussion on Multiplication Is for White People Lisa Delpit contends that recent public education reform efforts, from No Child Left Behind to the ... Lisa Delpit contends that recent public education reform efforts, from No Child Left Behind to the proliferation of charter schools, have failed to assist African-American students and address an achievement gap. The author of "Multiplication Is for White People": Raising Expectations for Other People’s Children contends that black students are not being engaged in the classroom and encourages teachers to re-imagine their curriculum and to reach out and establish real connections with their students. She responded to questions from members of the audience in the Langston Room of Busboys and Poets at 14th and V in Washington, D.C. 7:30 pm ET Approx. 56 min. First Ladies Through American History Scholars and historians considered the role and influence of American first ladies throughout ... Scholars and historians considered the role and influence of American first ladies throughout history. Moderator Cokie Roberts posed the question, “Why do we study first ladies?”
“Influence Makers: First Ladies through American History” was a panel of the conference, America’s First Ladies: An Enduring Vision. The conference was the second of three planned at presidential libraries in Texas, and was convened at the George W. Bush Presidential Center in Dallas as part of the conference series, “America’s First Ladies: An Enduring Vision.” It was co-sponsored by American University, Southern Methodist University, the White House Historical Association, the National Archives, and the other Texas presidential libraries.
8:59 pm ET Approx. 32 min. Question Time Prime Minister David Cameron answered questions from members of his party and the opposition on ... Prime Minister David Cameron answered questions from members of his party and the opposition on the economy and jobs. Opposition Leader Ed Miliband pressed the prime minister on a growth plan for the United Kingdom and whether he has had discussions with the new French president over the future of Europe. 8:51 pm ET Approx. 9 min. Book Discussion on UnChristian America ; Michael Babcock talked about his book UnChristian America: Living with Faith in a Nation That ... Michael Babcock talked about his book UnChristian America: Living with Faith in a Nation That Was Never Under God. The interview, part of Book TV’s college series, was recorded at Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia. 8:27 pm ET Approx. 2 min. James Buchanan Memorial Historian Richard Norton Smith talked about the monument in Washington, D.C., to President James ... Historian Richard Norton Smith talked about the monument in Washington, D.C., to President James Buchanan, which was unveiled in Meridian Hill Park in 1930. Funds for the memorial were provided by the will of President Buchanan’s niece, Harriet Lane. She was renowned for having served as his White House hostess, and portions of a popular song dedicated to her, “Listen to the Mockingbird,” were played. Topics included President Buchanan’s career and the symbolism of the monument.
Date 2010.
9:32 pm ET Approx. 11 min. NATO Secretary General on NATO Summit NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen spoke with reporters in Chicago at the start of a ... NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen spoke with reporters in Chicago at the start of a NATO Summit. He talked about the priorities of the two-day meeting which will largely focus on the future security of Afghanistan. He also spoke about a possible “rush-to-the-exit strategy” among nations, his views on the new French government’s role in Afghanistan, and the protests and demonstrations surrounding the summit. 9:01 pm ET Approx. 59 min. After Words with Jay Nordlinger ; Mr. Nordlinger presents the history of one of the world’s best known and most ... Mr. Nordlinger presents the history of one of the world’s best known and most prestigious awards, the Nobel Peace Prize. In it, he shines a spotlight on Alfred Nobel, the prize’s founder, and discusses many noteworthy activists and leaders who were overlooked for the prize. He talked with the Wall Street Journal's iInternational editor Matt Murray. 8:30 pm ET Approx. 52 min. The 37th Congress and the New America ; In 1862 as the Civil War was being fought, the 37th U.S. Congress met under an unfinished Capitol ... In 1862 as the Civil War was being fought, the 37th U.S. Congress met under an unfinished Capitol Dome with its Confederate members absent.
The lack of opposition proved productive as members passed the Homestead Act, the Morrill Land-Grant Colleges Act, the Pacific Railway Act, and the Revenue Acts. 
The 37th Congress also created the Department of Agriculture and ended slavery in DC.
Coming up, Time Magazine Editor-at-Large David Von Drehle talks about 1862 and the 37th U.S. Congress.
The University of Nebraska-Lincoln hosted this fifty minute event.
9:43 pm ET Approx. 7 min. NATO Summit Remarks on Afghanistan ; President Obama and Afghan President Hamid Karzai spoke briefly to reporters about the strategic ... President Obama and Afghan President Hamid Karzai spoke briefly to reporters about the strategic partnership agreement reached between their two nations earlier in the year, and the eventual transition of security to the Afghan people. 10:01 pm ET Approx. 51 min. Book Discussion on The Hockey Stick and the Climate Wars Michael Mann, lead author of the paper that introduced the hockey stick graph to the global ... Michael Mann, lead author of the paper that introduced the hockey stick graph to the global warming debate (featured in the 2001 UN report on climate change) talked about his experiences being the subject of attacks by those who disagree with his conclusions. He responded to questions from members of the audience at the Penn State Bookstore in Happy Valley, Pennsylvania. 9:23 pm ET Approx. 8 min. Integrating University of Oklahoma Law School Bruce Fisher talked about the role of his mother, Ada Lois Sipuel Fisher, in civil rights ... Bruce Fisher talked about the role of his mother, Ada Lois Sipuel Fisher, in civil rights history. Ms. Sipuel attempted to enroll in the law school of the University of Oklahoma in 1946, helping to the lay the foundation for Brown v. Board of Education. He was interviewed at the African-American exhibit at the Oklahoma History Center.
C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles (LCVs) made a stop in their “2012 LCV Cities Tour” in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, on April 9-12 to feature the history and literary life of the community. Working with the Cox Communications 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.
9:51 pm ET Approx. 7 min. NATO Summit Opening Plenary Remarks ; President Obama welcomed NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen to the NATO Summit in ... President Obama welcomed NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen to the NATO Summit in Chicago. In some brief remarks to reporters, the president talked about the meeting’s agenda including the transitioning of Afghan security, the Alliance’s defense capabilities, and its extended partnerships with other nations. 10:59 pm ET Approx. 59 min. Book Discussion on The Spirit of Compromise ; ; Amy Gutmann and Dennis Thompson examined why compromise is so difficult in the current political ... Amy Gutmann and Dennis Thompson examined why compromise is so difficult in the current political world. The authors argue that constant campaigning rather than a focus on legislation has produced the current discord and posit this is due to the campaign mindset, which they contend is built to distrust one’s opponent. The authors were interviewed by Andrea Mitchell on stage and responded to questions submitted by members of the audience at the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia. 9:32 pm ET Approx. 27 min. Birthright Citizenship and the 14th Amendment ; ; From the Milwaukee meeting of the Organization of American Historians, Columbia University history ... From the Milwaukee meeting of the Organization of American Historians, Columbia University history professor Eric Foner, and University of Iowa history professor Linda Kerber discuss the 14th amendment to the U.S. Constitution and the “birthright citizenship” provision. The historians argue that birthright citizenship dramatically changed American history for the better, and that the provision is unique to the United States. This is a half hour.
10:21 pm ET Approx. 17 min. British Economy and Eurozone Crisis Prime Minister David Cameron spoke to business leaders in Manchester, England, about the British ... Prime Minister David Cameron spoke to business leaders in Manchester, England, about the British economy and the future of the eurozone. In his speech, he rejected Labour Party calls to rethink the proposed spending cuts and defended his government’s deficit reduction plan, saying that it was the right plan to save the British economy. On the eurozone, he warned that the 17-member eurozone was at a crossroads. He added that the eurozone needed make a decision to either “make up or potentially break up.” 12:00 am ET Approx. 59 min. After Words with Jay Nordlinger ; Mr. Nordlinger presents the history of one of the world’s best known and most ... Mr. Nordlinger presents the history of one of the world’s best known and most prestigious awards, the Nobel Peace Prize. In it, he shines a spotlight on Alfred Nobel, the prize’s founder, and discusses many noteworthy activists and leaders who were overlooked for the prize. He talked with the Wall Street Journal's iInternational editor Matt Murray. 10:00 pm ET Approx. 28 min. Pabst Mansion, Part 1 Tour of the 1892 Mansion of Captain Frederick Pabst in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The sea captain ... Tour of the 1892 Mansion of Captain Frederick Pabst in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The sea captain not only founded the world famous Pabst Brewery, he was a philanthropist and real estate developer and had a great influence on the growth of this Midwestern city on Lake Michigan. Historian John Eastberg shows us examples of craftsmanship, original furnishings and art which teach us about Pabst’s German heritage, Milwaukee’s history, and America’s Gilded Age.
10:39 pm ET Approx. 20 min. Mitt Romney Commencement Address on Economic Policy Mitt Romney gave the commencement address to graduating seniors at Drake University. He ... Mitt Romney gave the commencement address to graduating seniors at Drake University. He talked about economic policy. 1:00 am ET Approx. 21 min. Book Discussion on The War of 1812 ; Professor J.C.A. Stagg talked about his book, The War of 1812: Conflict for a Continent. ... Professor J.C.A. Stagg talked about his book, The War of 1812: Conflict for a Continent. The interview, part of Book TV’s college series, was recorded at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville. 10:30 pm ET Approx. 56 min. First Ladies Through American History Scholars and historians considered the role and influence of American first ladies throughout ... Scholars and historians considered the role and influence of American first ladies throughout history. Moderator Cokie Roberts posed the question, “Why do we study first ladies?”
“Influence Makers: First Ladies through American History” was a panel of the conference, America’s First Ladies: An Enduring Vision. The conference was the second of three planned at presidential libraries in Texas, and was convened at the George W. Bush Presidential Center in Dallas as part of the conference series, “America’s First Ladies: An Enduring Vision.” It was co-sponsored by American University, Southern Methodist University, the White House Historical Association, the National Archives, and the other Texas presidential libraries.
11:00 pm ET Approx. 58 min. Q&A with Robert Caro, Part 2 ; Robert Caro discussed his newly-released fourth volume of his biography of former President ... Robert Caro discussed his newly-released fourth volume of his biography of former President Johnson, The Years of Lyndon Johnson: The Passage of Power. The fourth book covers 1958 until early 1964. Mr. Caro said that President Johnson sought the presidency, yet the nomination went to John F. Kennedy. He detailed Vice President Johnson’s poor treatment at the hands of Kennedy staff, and his acrimonious relationship with Robert F. Kennedy. He described President Johnson’s leadership following President Kennedy’s assassination, and his skill at moving several major pieces of legislation through the House and Senate after he became president, which Mr. Caro suggests planted the seeds for President Johnson’s “War on Poverty” program. 
Robert Caro was born and raised in New York City and graduated from Princeton University with a Bachelor of Science degree in English. He won Pulitzer Prizes for biography in 1975 and 2003, and has been researching Lyndon Johnson since 1977.
1:25 am ET Approx. 22 min. Book Discussion on Words, Not Swords ; Professor Farzaneh Milani talked about her book, Words, Not Swords: Iranian Women Writers and ... Professor Farzaneh Milani talked about her book, Words, Not Swords: Iranian Women Writers and the Freedom of Movement. The interview, part of Book TV’s college series, was recorded at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville. 11:27 pm ET Approx. 2 min. James Buchanan Memorial Historian Richard Norton Smith talked about the monument in Washington, D.C., to President James ... Historian Richard Norton Smith talked about the monument in Washington, D.C., to President James Buchanan, which was unveiled in Meridian Hill Park in 1930. Funds for the memorial were provided by the will of President Buchanan’s niece, Harriet Lane. She was renowned for having served as his White House hostess, and portions of a popular song dedicated to her, “Listen to the Mockingbird,” were played. Topics included President Buchanan’s career and the symbolism of the monument.
Date 2010.
12:00 am ET Approx. 32 min. Question Time Prime Minister David Cameron answered questions from members of his party and the opposition on ... Prime Minister David Cameron answered questions from members of his party and the opposition on the economy and jobs. Opposition Leader Ed Miliband pressed the prime minister on a growth plan for the United Kingdom and whether he has had discussions with the new French president over the future of Europe. 1:48 am ET Approx. 1 min. New Books Being Published 11:30 pm ET Approx. 52 min. The 37th Congress and the New America ; In 1862 as the Civil War was being fought, the 37th U.S. Congress met under an unfinished Capitol ... In 1862 as the Civil War was being fought, the 37th U.S. Congress met under an unfinished Capitol Dome with its Confederate members absent.
The lack of opposition proved productive as members passed the Homestead Act, the Morrill Land-Grant Colleges Act, the Pacific Railway Act, and the Revenue Acts. 
The 37th Congress also created the Department of Agriculture and ended slavery in DC.
Coming up, Time Magazine Editor-at-Large David Von Drehle talks about 1862 and the 37th U.S. Congress.
The University of Nebraska-Lincoln hosted this fifty minute event.
12:34 am ET Approx. 1 hr. 8 min. British Phone-Hacking Investigation, Alastair Campbell Testimony, Part 1 ; ; Alastair Campbell testified at a hearing on allegations of illegal phone hacking by News ... Alastair Campbell testified at a hearing on allegations of illegal phone hacking by News Corporation employees. Topics included his and former Prime Minister Tony Blair’s history with the press, specifically Rupert and James Murdoch, and media coverage of the lead-up to the Iraq War.
Prime Minister David Cameron appointed Lord Justice Leveson on July 13, 2011, to investigate the role of the press and police in the phone-hacking scandal surrounding the defunct British newspaper News of the World. The hearings were divided into four modules, or phases: 1) the relationship between the press and the public, and phone-hacking and other potentially illegal acts 2) relationships between the press and police 3) the relationship between press and politicians 4) recommendations for improved policy and regulation.
1:50 am ET Approx. 10 min. Book Discussion on Vladimir Putin and Russian Statecraft ; Allen Lynch talked about his book, Vladimir Putin and Russian Statecraft, about the rise ... Allen Lynch talked about his book, Vladimir Putin and Russian Statecraft, about the rise and continuing influence of Russia’s Vladimir Putin. The interview, part of Book TV’s college series, was recorded at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville. 12:23 am ET Approx. 6 min. Oklahoma Land Runs Bob Blackburn talked about the history of the Oklahoma Land Runs of the late 1800s and the ... Bob Blackburn talked about the history of the Oklahoma Land Runs of the late 1800s and the laissez-faire government and social Darwinism philosophies that underlay the concept. He was interviewed at the Oklahoma History Center Land Run exhibit.
C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles (LCVs) made a stop in their “2012 LCV Cities Tour” in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, on April 9-12 to feature the history and literary life of the community. Working with the Cox Communications 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.
1:42 am ET Approx. 1 hr. 31 min. British Phone-Hacking Investigation, Alastair Campbell Testimony, Part 2 ; ; Alastair Campbell testified at a hearing on allegations of illegal phone hacking by News ... Alastair Campbell testified at a hearing on allegations of illegal phone hacking by News Corporation employees. Topics included his and Prime Minister David Cameron’s relationship with Rupert and James Murdoch, the power of newspapers, future re-vamping of the Press Complaints Commission, and distinguishing fact from comment when reporting.
Prime Minister David Cameron appointed Lord Justice Leveson on July 13, 2011, to investigate the role of the press and police in the phone-hacking scandal surrounding the defunct British newspaper News of the World. The hearings were divided into four modules, or phases: 1) the relationship between the press and the public, and phone-hacking and other potentially illegal acts 2) relationships between the press and police 3) the relationship between press and politicians 4) recommendations for improved policy and regulation.
2:00 am ET Approx. 59 min. U.S. Foreign Policy in Afghanistan and Pakistan ; Ahmed Rashid, author of Pakistan on the Brink, looks at Pakistan in light of the escalation ... Ahmed Rashid, author of Pakistan on the Brink, looks at Pakistan in light of the escalation of war in Afghanistan by the United States and discussed the problems that Pakistan should expect to face after the U.S. withdraws. Mr. Rashid was interviewed by Steve Coll and responded to questions from members of the audience.
This World Leaders Forum program, titled “U.S. Foreign Policy in Afghanistan and Pakistan,” was held at the Italian Academy. It was co-sponsored by the Committee to Protect Journalists, the South Asian Journalists Association, the Columbia Journalism School, and the International Media, Advocacy and Communication program of the Columbia University School of International and Public Affairs.
12:30 am ET Approx. 27 min. Birthright Citizenship and the 14th Amendment ; ; From the Milwaukee meeting of the Organization of American Historians, Columbia University history ... From the Milwaukee meeting of the Organization of American Historians, Columbia University history professor Eric Foner, and University of Iowa history professor Linda Kerber discuss the 14th amendment to the U.S. Constitution and the “birthright citizenship” provision. The historians argue that birthright citizenship dramatically changed American history for the better, and that the provision is unique to the United States. This is a half hour.
3:14 am ET Approx. 1 hr. 4 min. Department of Homeland Security Ethical Standards Officials testified about increasing instances of criminal activity and misconduct by department ... Officials testified about increasing instances of criminal activity and misconduct by department employees, specifically those within the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), Customs and Border Protection (CBP), and Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). Among the topics they addressed were screening potential employees, costs of investigating allegations of misconduct, and actions taken against employees involved in misconduct. 3:01 am ET Approx. 59 min. After Words with Jay Nordlinger ; Mr. Nordlinger presents the history of one of the world’s best known and most ... Mr. Nordlinger presents the history of one of the world’s best known and most prestigious awards, the Nobel Peace Prize. In it, he shines a spotlight on Alfred Nobel, the prize’s founder, and discusses many noteworthy activists and leaders who were overlooked for the prize. He talked with the Wall Street Journal's iInternational editor Matt Murray. 1:00 am ET Approx. 51 min. Book Discussion on Invisible Ink: Spycraft of the American Revolution John Nagy, founding member of the American Revolution Round Table of Philadelphia, presents a ... John Nagy, founding member of the American Revolution Round Table of Philadelphia, presents a history of espionage during the Revolutionary War.  Mr. Nagy explores the spy efforts used by the British and the Continental Army that ranged from hidden compartments in hollowed bullets to dictionary codes and musical notation.  The author recounts that American commander-in-chief George Washington was very interested in spycraft and counter-intelligence and maintained a large network of spies.  John Nagy discussed his book at the Fraunces Tavern Museum in New York City.
4:20 am ET Approx. 1 hr. 19 min. Social Security Administration Oversight Social Security Administration Commissioner Michael Astrue testified at an oversight hearing of ... Social Security Administration Commissioner Michael Astrue testified at an oversight hearing of his agency. 4:01 am ET Approx. 1 hr. 33 min. Book Discussion on Gilded Lives, Fatal Voyage In his book Hugh Brewster profiles several of the first-class passengers aboard the RMS ... In his book Hugh Brewster profiles several of the first-class passengers aboard the RMS Titanic. The ship with 2,209 on-board included passengers such as Major Archibald Butt, close adviser to President William Howard Taft, millionaire John Jacob Astor, and silent film actress Dorothy Gibson. When the Titanic sank on April 15, 1912, there were only 712 survivors. Mr. Brewster used slides as he talked about the history of interest in the Titanic and the discovery of the wreck. Topics included the intersections of many lives touched by the ship, including Edwin Austin Abbey, whose painting were in the historic Abbey Room of the Boston Public Library where the talk was given. Mr. Brewster responded to questions from members of the audience. 1:53 am ET Approx. 13 min. Oklahoma City National Memorial Torrey Butzer, one of the designers, gave a tour of the Outdoor Symbolic Memorial at the Oklahoma ... Torrey Butzer, one of the designers, gave a tour of the Outdoor Symbolic Memorial at the Oklahoma City National Memorial and Museum. She explained the symbolism of the elements of the memorial and talked about the involvement of the community.
A video clip was shown of Governor Frank Keating speaking at the April 19, 2000, dedication ceremony.
C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles (LCVs) made a stop in their “2012 LCV Cities Tour” in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, on April 9-12 to feature the history and literary life of the community. Working with the Cox Communications 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.
5:41 am ET Approx. 7 min. NATO Summit Remarks on Afghanistan ; President Obama and Afghan President Hamid Karzai spoke briefly to reporters about the strategic ... President Obama and Afghan President Hamid Karzai spoke briefly to reporters about the strategic partnership agreement reached between their two nations earlier in the year, and the eventual transition of security to the Afghan people. 5:46 am ET Approx. 47 min. Book Discussion on Dangerous Ambition, Rebecca West and Dorothy Thompson In a dual biography, Susan Hertog recounts the life of American journalist Dorothy Thompson ... In a dual biography, Susan Hertog recounts the life of American journalist Dorothy Thompson (1893-1961), the first female chief of a European news bureau and Rebecca West (1892-1983) a British historian, novelist, and journalist. The author reports that both women, friends for over forty years, had professional success in a pre-feminist world. However, their personal lives were taxed by difficult marriages, Thompson to novelist Sinclair Lewis and West to novelist H.G. Wells as well as strained relationships with their respective sons. Susan Hertog also responded to questions from members of the audience at the Boston Athenaeum. 2:07 am ET Approx. 52 min. Election of 1860 and Secession University of Southern Mississippi professor Susannah Ural teaches a course on the history of the ... University of Southern Mississippi professor Susannah Ural teaches a course on the history of the United States from its founding to 1877. In this lecture, Professor Ural focuses on the presidential election of 1860 and subsequent secession by the southern states.
5:49 am ET Approx. 7 min. NATO Summit Opening Plenary Remarks ; President Obama welcomed NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen to the NATO Summit in ... President Obama welcomed NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen to the NATO Summit in Chicago. In some brief remarks to reporters, the president talked about the meeting’s agenda including the transitioning of Afghan security, the Alliance’s defense capabilities, and its extended partnerships with other nations. 6:45 am ET Approx. 1 hr. 10 min. Book Discussion on The Escape Artists Noam Scheiber discussed why President Obama’s economic team was unable to improve the ... Noam Scheiber discussed why President Obama’s economic team was unable to improve the economy, even though many members of the team were successful in doing so in the 1990s under President Clinton. He responded to questions from members of the audience in the Betty Ford Classroom of the University of Michigan’s Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy as part of the school’s Distinguished Speakers Series. 3:00 am ET Approx. 57 min. Q&A with Douglas Brinkley, Part 1 ; Historian Douglas Brinkley talked about his forthcoming book, The Wilderness Warrior: Theodore ... Historian Douglas Brinkley talked about his forthcoming book, The Wilderness Warrior: Theodore Roosevelt and the Crusade for America (Harper; July 28, 2009). The book tells the story of President Theodore Roosevelt’s contribution to the early days of the conservation movement. Between 1901 and 1909, he was responsible for 230 million acres of land being set aside as wilderness. Mr. Brinkley sees this as the most important initiative by a U.S. president between the Civil War and World War I.

This portion of the two-part interview was conducted in the Roosevelt Room at the National Conservation Training Center in Shepherdstown, West Virginia. The center is part of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

For Part 2 see program ID 287277-1
5:59 am ET Approx. 58 min. Q&A with Robert Caro, Part 2 ; Robert Caro discussed his newly-released fourth volume of his biography of former President ... Robert Caro discussed his newly-released fourth volume of his biography of former President Johnson, The Years of Lyndon Johnson: The Passage of Power. The fourth book covers 1958 until early 1964. Mr. Caro said that President Johnson sought the presidency, yet the nomination went to John F. Kennedy. He detailed Vice President Johnson’s poor treatment at the hands of Kennedy staff, and his acrimonious relationship with Robert F. Kennedy. He described President Johnson’s leadership following President Kennedy’s assassination, and his skill at moving several major pieces of legislation through the House and Senate after he became president, which Mr. Caro suggests planted the seeds for President Johnson’s “War on Poverty” program. 
Robert Caro was born and raised in New York City and graduated from Princeton University with a Bachelor of Science degree in English. He won Pulitzer Prizes for biography in 1975 and 2003, and has been researching Lyndon Johnson since 1977.
3:58 am ET Approx. 1 min. Albert Einstein Memorial Historian Richard Norton Smith talked about the monument in Washington, D.C., to mathematician and ... Historian Richard Norton Smith talked about the monument in Washington, D.C., to mathematician and scientist Albert Einstein. The statue on the grounds of the National Academy of Science was dedicated April 22, 1979, near the centennial of his birth. Topics included the sculptor, Robert Berks, and the symbolism of the monument.
Date 2010.
4:01 am ET Approx. 50 min. M. Scott Carpenter Oral History Interview ; Scott Carpenter was interviewed about his career. He was the second American to orbit the ... Scott Carpenter was interviewed about his career. He was the second American to orbit the Earth and the fourth American in space. He was also an aquanaut.
This interview was part of an oral history program at the NASA Johnson Space Center. He was interviewed by Roy Neal on January 27, 1999, at his home in Vail, Colorado.
4:52 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.
5:00 am ET Approx. 1 hr. 29 min. Ernest Hemingway as a World War II Spy ; Military and intelligence historian Nicholas Reynolds talked about the services of World War I ... Military and intelligence historian Nicholas Reynolds talked about the services of World War I veteran and author Ernest Hemingway and other family members as spies for the United States during the second World War. He showed some pictures as he talked about Hemingway’s adventurous exploits and the larger than previously acknowledged impact of his espionage during the war, as well as his connections to the Soviet Union. Mr. Reynolds also responded to questions from members of the audience at the International Spy Museum.
This Smithsonian Resident Associate Program was part of the series “Great Spies of World War II: Garbo, Baker, de Clarens...and Hemingway?” held in collaboration with the International Spy Museum.
6:30 am ET Approx. 1 hr. 33 min. Campus Protests During the 1960s A panel of scholars described how they have used oral histories to help present a more complete ... A panel of scholars described how they have used oral histories to help present a more complete record of protests on college campuses in the 1960s and '70s. They used slides as they presented papers. Then they all responded to questions from members of the audience. Barbara Truesdell moderated.
The papers were: Kelly Sartorius on “A Dean of Women and Student Activism: Cooperative, Intergenerational Work During the Student Protests at the University of Kansas;” Gregory Wilson and Craig Simpson on “Above the Shots: The Kent State Shootings and the Politics of Truth, Trauma and Reconciliation;” and Rosalie Uyola on “The Liberation of Rutgers-Newark: History, Memory, and Black Student Radicalism.”
“History, Memory and Campus Protest During the Long 1960s” was a session, held in the Renaissance Denver Hotel, of the 45th annual meeting of the Oral History Association “Memories of Conflict and Disaster: Oral History and the Politics of Truth, Trauma, and Reconciliation.”