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7:00 am ET Approx. 47 min. LIVE Open Phones Pedro Echevarria Telephone lines were open for comments on the question, “Will publishing teachers' ... Telephone lines were open for comments on the question, “Will publishing teachers' performance rankings improve their performance in the classroom?” 5:58 am ET Approx. 1 hr. 14 min. Book Discussion on Inequality and Instability James Galbraith; David Singer; Rachel Wellhausen James Galbraith talked about his book, Inequality and Instability: A Study of the World Economy ... James Galbraith talked about his book, Inequality and Instability: A Study of the World Economy Just Before the Great Crisis. He used some graphs during his presentation, and then was joined in discussion by Rachel Wellhausen. They responded to questions from members of the audience. Professor Singer chaired.
This MIT Center for International Studies Starr Forum was part of the series sponsored by the Starr Foundation of New York.
7:00 am ET Approx. 1 hr. 32 min. Osama Bin Laden Documents Brian Fishman; Nelly LaHoud Nelly LaHoud gave an analysis of the report she and others wrote about documents recovered from ... Nelly LaHoud gave an analysis of the report she and others wrote about documents recovered from the raid on Osama bin Laden’s compound. The report was a study of 17 declassified documents consisting of electronic and draft letters dating from September 2006 to 2011. In her comments she said that bin Laden was no longer in control of his terror network prior to the raid in which he was killed. She also noted that the documents showed that al-Qaida had a covert campaign against Iran. Following her speech she answered questions from Brian Fishman.
7:49 am ET Approx. 42 min. LIVE Representative Mike Conaway on Domestic and International Security Threats Nancy Calo; K. Conaway; Pedro Echevarria Representative Mike Conaway (R-TX) talked about the 2013 Intelligence Authorization Act, which was ... Representative Mike Conaway (R-TX) talked about the 2013 Intelligence Authorization Act, which was scheduled to be voted on in the House that day. Topics included domestic and international security threats to the U.S., and how the U.S. government’s intelligence capacities are changing to meet these challenges. He also responded to telephone calls and electronic communications.
C-SPAN Radio’s Nancy Calo read news headlines at the end of the program.
7:15 am ET Approx. 1 hr. 14 min. Prosthetics Care for Veterans Joseph Donnelly; Bill Johnson LIVE HOUSE VETERANS AFFAIRS-SUBCOMMITTEE ON OVERSIGHT AND
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V.A. ...
LIVE HOUSE VETERANS AFFAIRS-SUBCOMMITTEE ON OVERSIGHT AND
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V.A. Prosthetics Purchasing
The hearing will examine how VA defines prosthetic devices, as well as its
acquisition and oversight of prosthetic purchases. The hearing will go into
contracting failures in this areas and improper purchasing.
Panel One:
Thomas F. Fise, executive director, American Orthotic and Prosthetics Association
Daniel Shaw, managing partner, Academy Medical LLC
Panel Two:
Charles Scoville, chief, Amputee Patient Care Service, Walter Reed National Military Medical Center
Linda A. Halliday, assistant inspector general for audits and evaluations, Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)
Nick Dahl, director, Bedford Office of Audits and Evaluations, Office of Inspector General, VA
Kent Wrathall, director, Atlanta Office of Audits and Evaluation, Office of Inspector General, VA
Panel Three:
Philip Matkovsky, assistant deputy undersecretary of Veterans Affairs for health for administrative operations, Veterans Health Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)
Lucille Beck, chief consultant, Rehabilitation Services, and director, Audiology and Speech Pathology, and acting chief consultant, Prosthetic and Sensory Aids Service, Veterans Health Administration, VA
Norbert Doyle, chief procurement and logistics officer, Veterans Health Administration, VA
C. Ford Heard, associate deputy assistant secretary of Veterans Affairs for procurement policy, systems and oversight, Office of Acquisitions, Logistics and Construction , VA
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8:34 am ET Approx. 1 hr. 43 min. United Nations Internet Regulation Plan Federal Communications Commissioner Robert McDowell gave an update on a proposal to give the ... Federal Communications Commissioner Robert McDowell gave an update on a proposal to give the United Nations (U.N.) more control over the Internet. The proposal, backed by China, Russia, Brazil and India, would give the U.N.'s International Telecommunication Union more control over the governance of the Internet including cyber security and domain names. Other speakers included the State Department’s International Communications Senior deputy coordinator, and representatives from Google, Verizon, and the advocacy group Public Knowledge.
8:33 am ET Approx. 46 min. LIVE Representative Mike Quigley on Congressional Transparency Nancy Calo; Pedro Echevarria; Michael Quigley Representative Mike Quigley (D-IL) talked about his efforts in creating a Bipartisan Transparency ... Representative Mike Quigley (D-IL) talked about his efforts in creating a Bipartisan Transparency Caucus and legislation he sponsored, the Transparent and Sustainable Budget Act of 2011 (H.R.1302 He also responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. Representative Quigley defined transparency as “access, so the public knows what’s happening in their government” and he aims to create a new federal budget process that is more transparent. His bill includes tighter lobbying rules and an online earmarks and congressional members database, and would put voting records and hearings online. 
C-SPAN Radio’s Nancy Calo read news headlines at the end of the program.
8:30 am ET Approx. 38 min. LIVE 2012 Presidential Candidates, Domestic Policy Panelists compared and contrasted President Obama and Mitt Romney’s domestic policy ... Panelists compared and contrasted President Obama and Mitt Romney’s domestic policy agendas. Topics included the economy, deficit reduction, the 2010 health care law, and Social Security and Medicare. They responded to questions from the audience.
This was part of a National Journal forum on the 2012 presidential candidates.
10:17 am ET Approx. 2 hr. 47 min. LIVE United Nations International Internet Regulation Witnesses testified on international proposals that could give the United Nations' International ... Witnesses testified on international proposals that could give the United Nations' International Telecommunications Union control over the Internet. Consequences of a United Nations' controlled Internet and national concerns stemming from that were discussed.
9:20 am ET Approx. 40 min. LIVE News Review with Katha Pollitt Pedro Echevarria; Katha Pollitt Katha Pollitt talked about current events, and she responded to telephone calls and electronic ... Katha Pollitt talked about current events, and she responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. Topics included the Wisconsin gubernatorial recall election, President Obama and Mitt Romney, campaign finance and the Supreme’s Court Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission.
This was the sixth of a six-part “Spotlight on Columnists” series.
9:09 am ET Approx. 37 min. LIVE 2012 Presidential Candidates, Foreign Policy Panelists compared the foreign policy agendas of President Obama and Mitt Romney. They ... Panelists compared the foreign policy agendas of President Obama and Mitt Romney. They responded to questions from the audience.
This was part of a National Journal forum on the 2012 presidential candidates.
1:07 pm ET Approx. 16 min. University of Iowa Law School Commencement Address Donald Verrilli U.S. Solicitor General Donald Verrilli gave the commencement address to the 2012 graduating class ... U.S. Solicitor General Donald Verrilli gave the commencement address to the 2012 graduating class of the University of Iowa Law School.
10:01 am ET Approx. 1 hr. 12 min. LIVE Morning Hour During Morning Hour, any member may speak for up to five minutes on any topic. When no ... During Morning Hour, any member may speak for up to five minutes on any topic. When no additional members seek recognition, Morning Hour concludes. 9:47 am ET Approx. 44 min. LIVE 2012 Presidential Election Forecast Panelists talked about polling data and voter concerns for the 2012 presidential ... Panelists talked about polling data and voter concerns for the 2012 presidential election. Topics included undecided voters, the economy, and other domestic policy issues. They responded to questions from the audience.
This was part of a National Journal forum on the 2012 presidential candidates.
1:25 pm ET Approx. 10 min. Arizona Christian University Commencement Address Jon Kyl Senator Jon Kyl (R-AZ) gave the commencement address to the 2012 graduating class of Arizona ... Senator Jon Kyl (R-AZ) gave the commencement address to the 2012 graduating class of Arizona Christian University.
11:14 am ET Approx. 12 min. LIVE House Republican Agenda House Republican leaders spoke to the press about their congressional agenda. House Republican leaders spoke to the press about their congressional agenda. 10:35 am ET Approx. 59 min. Future of Television and Digital and Mobile Technologies Alan Murray; Anne Sweeney Anne Sweeney talked about the effect of mobile technology on the future of television. Among ... Anne Sweeney talked about the effect of mobile technology on the future of television. Among the topics she addressed were the state of broadcast television, new platform development and the challenges it posed to ratings measurements, and competition among emerging and older content providers. She also talked about her experiences a an industry executive and prospects for her future career. She responded to questions from the audience. 1:36 pm ET Approx. 14 min. LIVE Domestic Energy Production Regulation, Opening Statements Rob Bishop; Gerald Connolly; James Lankford The House Committee on Oversight & Government Reform’s Subcommittee on Technology made ... The House Committee on Oversight & Government Reform’s Subcommittee on Technology made opening remarks regarding the safety and possible federal regulation of hydraulic fracturing. Concerns about the safety of the process and the trade-offs with increased energy independence were brought up by members.
11:28 am ET Approx. 25 min. House Minority Leader Weekly Briefing Nancy Pelosi House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) held her weekly legislative briefing with ... House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) held her weekly legislative briefing with reporters. Specific topics discussed included the federal budget, marriage equality, the Gender Pay Equality Bill, and tax cuts. Rep. Pelosi promised real development on legislation before Congress adjourned the next week. 11:36 am ET Approx. 23 min. Future of Wireless and Broadband Policy Charles Ergen; Philip Weiser Charles Ergen talked about his career and the future of broadband with Phil ... Charles Ergen talked about his career and the future of broadband with Phil Weiser. Mr. Ergen, a former professional blackjack player, started EchoStar Communications in 1982 by going door to door in Colorado installing home satellite dishes. He launched Dish Network in 1996, the second largest U.S. satellite broadcaster. He responded to questions from the audience. 1:52 pm ET Approx. 23 min. Howard University Commencement Address Arne Duncan Secretary of Education Arne Duncan gave the commencement address to the 2012 graduating class of ... Secretary of Education Arne Duncan gave the commencement address to the 2012 graduating class of Howard University.
11:53 am ET Approx. 5 min. Abortions Based on Gender Trent Franks A segment from the 29 MAY 2012 House debate on gender based abortion. A segment from the 29 MAY 2012 House debate on gender based abortion. 11:59 am ET Approx. 1 min. LIVE Senate Pro Forma Session 2:17 pm ET Approx. 11 min. New York University 2012 Commencement Address Sonia Sotomayor Justice Sonia Sotomayor gave the commencement address to the 2012 graduating class of New York ... Justice Sonia Sotomayor gave the commencement address to the 2012 graduating class of New York University.
11:59 am ET Approx. 10 hr. 8 min. LIVE House Session House session from May 31, 2012. House session from May 31, 2012. 12:01 pm ET Approx. 39 min. Future of Wireless and Broadband Policy Charles Ergen; Philip Weiser Charles Ergen talked about his career and the future of broadband with Phil ... Charles Ergen talked about his career and the future of broadband with Phil Weiser. Mr. Ergen, a former professional blackjack player, started EchoStar Communications in 1982 by going door to door in Colorado installing home satellite dishes. He launched Dish Network in 1996, the second largest U.S. satellite broadcaster. He responded to questions from the audience. 2:29 pm ET Approx. 1 hr. 3 min. LIVE Domestic Energy Production Regulation, Part 1 Ms. Wrotenbery, Mr. McKee, Dr. Howarth, and Mr. Krancer testified on the ... Ms. Wrotenbery, Mr. McKee, Dr. Howarth, and Mr. Krancer testified on the benefits and concerns of hydraulic fracturing from the House Oversight and Government Reform’s Subcommittee on Technology. Economic profitability for states and prevention of public harm were topics of primary interest.
10:08 pm ET Approx. 5 min. John Edwards Trial Verdict John Edwards Former Senator and presidential candidate John Edwards (D-NC) spoke to reporters following the ... Former Senator and presidential candidate John Edwards (D-NC) spoke to reporters following the announcement that jurors found him guilty on one count and were unable to reach a verdict in the other five. The judge declared a mistrial on those five counts. Because a mistrial was declared, the prosecutor can decide to try him again on those five charges.
John Edwards was accused of using presidential campaign donations in excess of campaign finance limits to hide a relationship he had with Rielle Hunter, who was pregnant at the time with his child.
12:45 pm ET Approx. 38 min. Representative Mike Quigley on Congressional Transparency Nancy Calo; Pedro Echevarria; Michael Quigley Representative Mike Quigley (D-IL) talked about his efforts in creating a Bipartisan Transparency ... Representative Mike Quigley (D-IL) talked about his efforts in creating a Bipartisan Transparency Caucus and legislation he sponsored, the Transparent and Sustainable Budget Act of 2011 (H.R.1302 He also responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. Representative Quigley defined transparency as “access, so the public knows what’s happening in their government” and he aims to create a new federal budget process that is more transparent. His bill includes tighter lobbying rules and an online earmarks and congressional members database, and would put voting records and hearings online. 
C-SPAN Radio’s Nancy Calo read news headlines at the end of the program.
3:36 pm ET Approx. 37 min. LIVE Domestic Energy Production Regulation, Part 2 Ms. Stoner and Mr. Pool testified on the benefits and concerns of the hydraulic ... Ms. Stoner and Mr. Pool testified on the benefits and concerns of the hydraulic fracturing from the House Oversight and Government Regulation’s Subcommittee on Technology. Questions from the subcommittee focused on what federal regulations would be helpful to the process, given state regulations already in place.
10:14 pm ET Approx. 28 min. President George W. Bush Portrait Unveiling In their first appearance at the White House since the George W. Bush presidency, Former President ... In their first appearance at the White House since the George W. Bush presidency, Former President and First Lady Laura Bush attended the official unveiling of their portraits to be hung in the White House. President Obama, in remarks that were sometimes humorous, thanked the former president for his assistance and encouragement during the transition between administrations, saying, “We may have our differences politically, but the presidency transcends those differences.” He also mentioned President Bush’s “strength and resolve” in the first days following the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. 1:25 pm ET Approx. 28 min. LIVE President George W. Bush Portrait Unveiling In their first appearance at the White House since the George W. Bush presidency, Former President ... In their first appearance at the White House since the George W. Bush presidency, Former President and First Lady Laura Bush attended the official unveiling of their portraits to be hung in the White House. President Obama, in remarks that were sometimes humorous, thanked the former president for his assistance and encouragement during the transition between administrations, saying, “We may have our differences politically, but the presidency transcends those differences.” He also mentioned President Bush’s “strength and resolve” in the first days following the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. 4:15 pm ET Approx. 1 hr. 27 min. U.S. International Role Panelists compared probable post-election U.S. foreign policies of a second Obama term with those ... Panelists compared probable post-election U.S. foreign policies of a second Obama term with those of a Mitt Romney presidency. Topics included Iran’s nuclear program, violence in Syria, Egypt, the Euro crisis and China and India’s emerging power statuses. The program includes questions from audience members.
10:44 pm ET Approx. 32 min. Massachusetts Democratic Leaders on Mitt Romney Strategist David Axelrod and Massachusetts state Democratic leaders talked about Mitt ... Strategist David Axelrod and Massachusetts state Democratic leaders talked about Mitt Romney’s economic record as governor of Massachusetts. Mitt Romney supporters tried to shout down the speakers during the event at the Massachusetts State House. 1:54 pm ET Approx. 41 min. Representative Mike Conaway on Domestic and International Security Threats Nancy Calo; K. Conaway; Pedro Echevarria Representative Mike Conaway (R-TX) talked about the 2013 Intelligence Authorization Act, which was ... Representative Mike Conaway (R-TX) talked about the 2013 Intelligence Authorization Act, which was scheduled to be voted on in the House that day. Topics included domestic and international security threats to the U.S., and how the U.S. government’s intelligence capacities are changing to meet these challenges. He also responded to telephone calls and electronic communications.
C-SPAN Radio’s Nancy Calo read news headlines at the end of the program.
5:43 pm ET Approx. 40 min. News Review with Katha Pollitt Pedro Echevarria; Katha Pollitt Katha Pollitt talked about current events, and she responded to telephone calls and electronic ... Katha Pollitt talked about current events, and she responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. Topics included the Wisconsin gubernatorial recall election, President Obama and Mitt Romney, campaign finance and the Supreme’s Court Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission.
This was the sixth of a six-part “Spotlight on Columnists” series.
11:18 pm ET Approx. 5 min. John Edwards Trial Verdict John Edwards Former Senator and presidential candidate John Edwards (D-NC) spoke to reporters following the ... Former Senator and presidential candidate John Edwards (D-NC) spoke to reporters following the announcement that jurors found him guilty on one count and were unable to reach a verdict in the other five. The judge declared a mistrial on those five counts. Because a mistrial was declared, the prosecutor can decide to try him again on those five charges.
John Edwards was accused of using presidential campaign donations in excess of campaign finance limits to hide a relationship he had with Rielle Hunter, who was pregnant at the time with his child.
2:36 pm ET Approx. 1 hr. 25 min. LIVE Rail and Highway Security Witnesses testified on the the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) Surface Transportation ... Witnesses testified on the the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) Surface Transportation Security Inspection Program (STSIP)). Created in 2005, the program’s role is security oversight and assistance to the surface transportation industry. 6:24 pm ET Approx. 1 hr. 35 min. Voting Rights Call to Action Panelists spoke about voting rights and minority communities during a “call to action” ... Panelists spoke about voting rights and minority communities during a “call to action” portion of a day-long forum on voting rights and election policy. They focused on strategies for rallying the African American community to vote and voter identification laws across the nation. They responded to questions from the audience.
11:27 pm ET Approx. 2 hr. 41 min. United Nations International Internet Regulation Witnesses testified on international proposals that could give the United Nations' International ... Witnesses testified on international proposals that could give the United Nations' International Telecommunications Union control over the Internet. Consequences of a United Nations' controlled Internet and national concerns stemming from that were discussed. 4:05 pm ET Approx. 1 hr. 3 min. United Nations Internet Regulation Plan Federal Communications Commissioner Robert McDowell gave an update on a proposal to give the ... Federal Communications Commissioner Robert McDowell gave an update on a proposal to give the United Nations (U.N.) more control over the Internet. The proposal, backed by China, Russia, Brazil and India, would give the U.N.'s International Telecommunication Union more control over the governance of the Internet including cyber security and domain names. Other speakers included the State Department’s International Communications Senior deputy coordinator, and representatives from Google, Verizon, and the advocacy group Public Knowledge. 8:59 pm ET Approx. 1 hr. 1 min. Archaeology at Jamestown, Virginia William Kelso; Beverly Straube; Bill Scanlan On May 14, 1607, 104 English settlers landed on Jamestown island, Virginia to establish a colony ... On May 14, 1607, 104 English settlers landed on Jamestown island, Virginia to establish a colony for the Virginia Company. Thought to be lost to history forever under the James River, the original fort was rediscovered in 1994 by archaeologist William Kelso. In this program, we join Mr. Kelso for an In the Trenches tour as he explains how he unearthed the original fort. And we visit Bly Straube in the archaeology lab where more than 1.5 million artifacts are studied to help reveal what life was like inside Jamestown fort over 400 years ago.
After the tours, William Kelso and Bly Straube take viewer questions.
2:11 am ET Approx. 24 min. U.S. Naval Academy Commencement Address Leon Panetta Defense Secretary Leon Panetta spoke to graduating midshipmen at the U.S. Naval Academy. He ... Defense Secretary Leon Panetta spoke to graduating midshipmen at the U.S. Naval Academy. He praised their service and offered encouragement as they moved to careers in the fleet. He also talked about the future mission of the Navy saying the U.S. was returning to its maritime roots, and that their would strengthen defense ties with China, modernize ties with old allies like Japan and Korea and build new partnerships with countries like Malaysia, Vietnam and Singapore.
He also cited the academy’s diversity, and noted that some midshipmen were openly gay or lesbian. This was the first graduating class at the service academy in which gay students could be open about their sexuality after repeal of the military’s “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy.
5:09 pm ET Approx. 5 min. LIVE John Edwards Trial Verdict John Edwards Former Senator and presidential candidate John Edwards (D-NC) spoke to reporters following the ... Former Senator and presidential candidate John Edwards (D-NC) spoke to reporters following the announcement that jurors found him guilty on one count and were unable to reach a verdict in the other five. The judge declared a mistrial on those five counts. Because a mistrial was declared, the prosecutor can decide to try him again on those five charges.
John Edwards was accused of using presidential campaign donations in excess of campaign finance limits to hide a relationship he had with Rielle Hunter, who was pregnant at the time with his child.
10:01 pm ET Approx. 29 min. Archaeology and Conservation at Jamestown On May 14, 1607, 104 English settlers landed at Jamestown Island, Virginia, to establish a colony ... On May 14, 1607, 104 English settlers landed at Jamestown Island, Virginia, to establish a colony for the Virginia Company. Thought to be lost to history forever under the James River, the original fort was unearthed in 1994 by the Jamestown Rediscovery Archaeological Project. 
Beverly Straube gave a tour of the archeological collection and what it reveals about the everyday life of the 1607 settlers as she talked about the various Jamestown locations and organizations and how the sites are managed and studied. She talked about the various museums and the visitor experience, including the behind-the-scenes “Curator’s Tour” that is available. Video was shown of William Kelso responding to questions as he led an “In the Trenches Tour” of the digging sites. Don Warmke talked about his usual routine of archaeology and conserving as well as one of his most exciting finds. Merry Outlaw showed how artifacts are cleaned, sorted, and stored.
2:36 am ET Approx. 28 min. President George W. Bush Portrait Unveiling In their first appearance at the White House since the George W. Bush presidency, Former President ... In their first appearance at the White House since the George W. Bush presidency, Former President and First Lady Laura Bush attended the official unveiling of their portraits to be hung in the White House. President Obama, in remarks that were sometimes humorous, thanked the former president for his assistance and encouragement during the transition between administrations, saying, “We may have our differences politically, but the presidency transcends those differences.” He also mentioned President Bush’s “strength and resolve” in the first days following the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. 5:15 pm ET Approx. 36 min. United Nations Internet Regulation Plan Federal Communications Commissioner Robert McDowell gave an update on a proposal to give the ... Federal Communications Commissioner Robert McDowell gave an update on a proposal to give the United Nations (U.N.) more control over the Internet. The proposal, backed by China, Russia, Brazil and India, would give the U.N.'s International Telecommunication Union more control over the governance of the Internet including cyber security and domain names. Other speakers included the State Department’s International Communications Senior deputy coordinator, and representatives from Google, Verizon, and the advocacy group Public Knowledge. 10:33 pm ET Approx. 1 hr. 6 min. Early Atlantic Exploration William Fowler Northeastern History Professor William Fowler looks at early Atlantic exploration, Christopher ... Northeastern History Professor William Fowler looks at early Atlantic exploration, Christopher Columbus and the discovery of the Caribbean and the Americas.
3:06 am ET Approx. 32 min. Massachusetts Democratic Leaders on Mitt Romney Strategist David Axelrod and Massachusetts state Democratic leaders talked about Mitt ... Strategist David Axelrod and Massachusetts state Democratic leaders talked about Mitt Romney’s economic record as governor of Massachusetts. Mitt Romney supporters tried to shout down the speakers during the event at the Massachusetts State House. 5:52 pm ET Approx. 49 min. White House Daily Briefing James Carney Jay Carney led the daily White House briefing. Topics discussed included American ... Jay Carney led the daily White House briefing. Topics discussed included American intervention in Syria, economic instability in Europe, and the opinion of the president about DOMA being ruled unconstitutional by lower courts. No further information was given regarding the president’s plans moving forward with the situation in Syria. 12:39 am ET Approx. 1 hr. 1 min. Archaeology at Jamestown, Virginia William Kelso; Beverly Straube; Bill Scanlan On May 14, 1607, 104 English settlers landed on Jamestown island, Virginia to establish a colony ... On May 14, 1607, 104 English settlers landed on Jamestown island, Virginia to establish a colony for the Virginia Company. Thought to be lost to history forever under the James River, the original fort was rediscovered in 1994 by archaeologist William Kelso. In this program, we join Mr. Kelso for an In the Trenches tour as he explains how he unearthed the original fort. And we visit Bly Straube in the archaeology lab where more than 1.5 million artifacts are studied to help reveal what life was like inside Jamestown fort over 400 years ago.
After the tours, William Kelso and Bly Straube take viewer questions.
3:40 am ET Approx. 5 min. John Edwards Trial Verdict John Edwards Former Senator and presidential candidate John Edwards (D-NC) spoke to reporters following the ... Former Senator and presidential candidate John Edwards (D-NC) spoke to reporters following the announcement that jurors found him guilty on one count and were unable to reach a verdict in the other five. The judge declared a mistrial on those five counts. Because a mistrial was declared, the prosecutor can decide to try him again on those five charges.
John Edwards was accused of using presidential campaign donations in excess of campaign finance limits to hide a relationship he had with Rielle Hunter, who was pregnant at the time with his child.
6:44 pm ET Approx. 1 hr. 15 min. Federal Reserve and the 2008 Financial Crisis Ben Bernanke Federal Reserve Chair Ben Bernanke spoke to George Washington University students about the 2008 ... Federal Reserve Chair Ben Bernanke spoke to George Washington University students about the 2008 financial crisis. He detailed events that led to the crisis and the companies and banks that suffered severe losses during that time. He also talked about the global reach of the financial crisis, specifically in Europe, and how the G7 meeting with finance ministers during that time was an “impressive example of international cooperation.” This was the third of four classes he taught at the school. 1:41 am ET Approx. 29 min. Archaeology and Conservation at Jamestown On May 14, 1607, 104 English settlers landed at Jamestown Island, Virginia, to establish a colony ... On May 14, 1607, 104 English settlers landed at Jamestown Island, Virginia, to establish a colony for the Virginia Company. Thought to be lost to history forever under the James River, the original fort was unearthed in 1994 by the Jamestown Rediscovery Archaeological Project. 
Beverly Straube gave a tour of the archeological collection and what it reveals about the everyday life of the 1607 settlers as she talked about the various Jamestown locations and organizations and how the sites are managed and studied. She talked about the various museums and the visitor experience, including the behind-the-scenes “Curator’s Tour” that is available. Video was shown of William Kelso responding to questions as he led an “In the Trenches Tour” of the digging sites. Don Warmke talked about his usual routine of archaeology and conserving as well as one of his most exciting finds. Merry Outlaw showed how artifacts are cleaned, sorted, and stored.
3:47 am ET Approx. 2 hr. 41 min. United Nations International Internet Regulation Witnesses testified on international proposals that could give the United Nations' International ... Witnesses testified on international proposals that could give the United Nations' International Telecommunications Union control over the Internet. Consequences of a United Nations' controlled Internet and national concerns stemming from that were discussed. 8:03 pm ET Approx. 58 min. After Words with Steve Coll Dina Cappiello; Steve Coll Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Steve Coll investigates the corporation that has greater ... Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Steve Coll investigates the corporation that has greater revenues than the economies of many western nations. He discussed the company’s power and influence with Associated Press energy reporter Dina Cappiello 2:13 am ET Approx. 1 hr. 6 min. Early Atlantic Exploration William Fowler Northeastern History Professor William Fowler looks at early Atlantic exploration, Christopher ... Northeastern History Professor William Fowler looks at early Atlantic exploration, Christopher Columbus and the discovery of the Caribbean and the Americas.
6:29 am ET Approx. 28 min. President George W. Bush Portrait Unveiling In their first appearance at the White House since the George W. Bush presidency, Former President ... In their first appearance at the White House since the George W. Bush presidency, Former President and First Lady Laura Bush attended the official unveiling of their portraits to be hung in the White House. President Obama, in remarks that were sometimes humorous, thanked the former president for his assistance and encouragement during the transition between administrations, saying, “We may have our differences politically, but the presidency transcends those differences.” He also mentioned President Bush’s “strength and resolve” in the first days following the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. 9:03 pm ET Approx. 42 min. Book Discussion on American Icon Bryce Hoffman Bryce Hoffman recounts Ford Motor Company’s business practices under chief executive officer ... Bryce Hoffman recounts Ford Motor Company’s business practices under chief executive officer Allan Mulally from 2006 to 2011. The author examines the auto bailout allocated by Congress in 2008 and accepted by Ford’s competitors, General Motors and Chrysler, and Ford’s plans to re-imagine their corporate culture and products. Mr. Hoffman was given access to Allan Mullay’s personal documents and interviewed over one-hundred people involved in the company’s overhaul, from executive chairman Bill Ford, great-grandson of Ford’s founder, Henry Ford, to the automotive company’s employees, union heads, and car dealers. Bryce Hoffman responded to questions from members of the audience at Barnes & Noble in Allen Park, Michigan. 4:19 am ET Approx. 1 hr. 1 min. Archaeology at Jamestown, Virginia William Kelso; Beverly Straube; Bill Scanlan On May 14, 1607, 104 English settlers landed on Jamestown island, Virginia to establish a colony ... On May 14, 1607, 104 English settlers landed on Jamestown island, Virginia to establish a colony for the Virginia Company. Thought to be lost to history forever under the James River, the original fort was rediscovered in 1994 by archaeologist William Kelso. In this program, we join Mr. Kelso for an In the Trenches tour as he explains how he unearthed the original fort. And we visit Bly Straube in the archaeology lab where more than 1.5 million artifacts are studied to help reveal what life was like inside Jamestown fort over 400 years ago.
After the tours, William Kelso and Bly Straube take viewer questions.
9:49 pm ET Approx. 1 hr. 7 min. Book Discussion on Deadly Monopolies Patricia Thomas; Harriet Washington Harriet Washington argues that a growing corporate presence in the medical industry yields dire ... Harriet Washington argues that a growing corporate presence in the medical industry yields dire consequences for patients, as drug development and research is initiated on a for-profit basis. Ms. Washington’s contentions of the industry’s fiscal motivations include the reported versus the actual cost of bringing a new drug to market, her estimate that the monetary value of gifts given by corporate drug manufacturers to physicians in 2000 was $6 billion, and the restricted nature of medical patents, which, the author contends suppresses research. Harriet Washington showed slides throughout her presentation, and then responded to questions from members of the audience at the University of Georgia in Athens, Georgia. 5:21 am ET Approx. 29 min. Archaeology and Conservation at Jamestown On May 14, 1607, 104 English settlers landed at Jamestown Island, Virginia, to establish a colony ... On May 14, 1607, 104 English settlers landed at Jamestown Island, Virginia, to establish a colony for the Virginia Company. Thought to be lost to history forever under the James River, the original fort was unearthed in 1994 by the Jamestown Rediscovery Archaeological Project. 
Beverly Straube gave a tour of the archeological collection and what it reveals about the everyday life of the 1607 settlers as she talked about the various Jamestown locations and organizations and how the sites are managed and studied. She talked about the various museums and the visitor experience, including the behind-the-scenes “Curator’s Tour” that is available. Video was shown of William Kelso responding to questions as he led an “In the Trenches Tour” of the digging sites. Don Warmke talked about his usual routine of archaeology and conserving as well as one of his most exciting finds. Merry Outlaw showed how artifacts are cleaned, sorted, and stored.
11:00 pm ET Approx. 57 min. After Words with Steve Coll Dina Cappiello; Steve Coll Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Steve Coll investigates the corporation that has greater ... Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Steve Coll investigates the corporation that has greater revenues than the economies of many western nations. He discussed the company’s power and influence with Associated Press energy reporter Dina Cappiello 5:53 am ET Approx. 1 hr. 6 min. Early Atlantic Exploration William Fowler Northeastern History Professor William Fowler looks at early Atlantic exploration, Christopher ... Northeastern History Professor William Fowler looks at early Atlantic exploration, Christopher Columbus and the discovery of the Caribbean and the Americas.
12:00 am ET Approx. 42 min. Book Discussion on American Icon Bryce Hoffman Bryce Hoffman recounts Ford Motor Company’s business practices under chief executive officer ... Bryce Hoffman recounts Ford Motor Company’s business practices under chief executive officer Allan Mulally from 2006 to 2011. The author examines the auto bailout allocated by Congress in 2008 and accepted by Ford’s competitors, General Motors and Chrysler, and Ford’s plans to re-imagine their corporate culture and products. Mr. Hoffman was given access to Allan Mullay’s personal documents and interviewed over one-hundred people involved in the company’s overhaul, from executive chairman Bill Ford, great-grandson of Ford’s founder, Henry Ford, to the automotive company’s employees, union heads, and car dealers. Bryce Hoffman responded to questions from members of the audience at Barnes & Noble in Allen Park, Michigan.
12:46 am ET Approx. 1 hr. 7 min. Book Discussion on Deadly Monopolies Patricia Thomas; Harriet Washington Harriet Washington argues that a growing corporate presence in the medical industry yields dire ... Harriet Washington argues that a growing corporate presence in the medical industry yields dire consequences for patients, as drug development and research is initiated on a for-profit basis. Ms. Washington’s contentions of the industry’s fiscal motivations include the reported versus the actual cost of bringing a new drug to market, her estimate that the monetary value of gifts given by corporate drug manufacturers to physicians in 2000 was $6 billion, and the restricted nature of medical patents, which, the author contends suppresses research. Harriet Washington showed slides throughout her presentation, and then responded to questions from members of the audience at the University of Georgia in Athens, Georgia.
1:57 am ET Approx. 57 min. After Words with Steve Coll Dina Cappiello; Steve Coll Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Steve Coll investigates the corporation that has greater ... Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Steve Coll investigates the corporation that has greater revenues than the economies of many western nations. He discussed the company’s power and influence with Associated Press energy reporter Dina Cappiello
2:57 am ET Approx. 42 min. Book Discussion on American Icon Bryce Hoffman Bryce Hoffman recounts Ford Motor Company’s business practices under chief executive officer ... Bryce Hoffman recounts Ford Motor Company’s business practices under chief executive officer Allan Mulally from 2006 to 2011. The author examines the auto bailout allocated by Congress in 2008 and accepted by Ford’s competitors, General Motors and Chrysler, and Ford’s plans to re-imagine their corporate culture and products. Mr. Hoffman was given access to Allan Mullay’s personal documents and interviewed over one-hundred people involved in the company’s overhaul, from executive chairman Bill Ford, great-grandson of Ford’s founder, Henry Ford, to the automotive company’s employees, union heads, and car dealers. Bryce Hoffman responded to questions from members of the audience at Barnes & Noble in Allen Park, Michigan.
3:42 am ET Approx. 1 hr. 7 min. Book Discussion on Deadly Monopolies Patricia Thomas; Harriet Washington Harriet Washington argues that a growing corporate presence in the medical industry yields dire ... Harriet Washington argues that a growing corporate presence in the medical industry yields dire consequences for patients, as drug development and research is initiated on a for-profit basis. Ms. Washington’s contentions of the industry’s fiscal motivations include the reported versus the actual cost of bringing a new drug to market, her estimate that the monetary value of gifts given by corporate drug manufacturers to physicians in 2000 was $6 billion, and the restricted nature of medical patents, which, the author contends suppresses research. Harriet Washington showed slides throughout her presentation, and then responded to questions from members of the audience at the University of Georgia in Athens, Georgia.
4:53 am ET Approx. 1 hr. 25 min. Rail and Highway Security Witnesses testified on the the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) Surface Transportation ... Witnesses testified on the the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) Surface Transportation Security Inspection Program (STSIP)). Created in 2005, the program’s role is security oversight and assistance to the surface transportation industry.
6:21 am ET Approx. 15 min. Domestic Energy Production Regulation, Opening Statements Rob Bishop; Gerald Connolly; James Lankford The House Committee on Oversight & Government Reform’s Subcommittee on Technology made ... The House Committee on Oversight & Government Reform’s Subcommittee on Technology made opening remarks regarding the safety and possible federal regulation of hydraulic fracturing. Concerns about the safety of the process and the trade-offs with increased energy independence were brought up by members.
6:36 am ET Approx. 1 hr. 2 min. Domestic Energy Production Regulation, Part 1 Ms. Wrotenbery, Mr. McKee, Dr. Howarth, and Mr. Krancer testified on the ... Ms. Wrotenbery, Mr. McKee, Dr. Howarth, and Mr. Krancer testified on the benefits and concerns of hydraulic fracturing from the House Oversight and Government Reform’s Subcommittee on Technology. Economic profitability for states and prevention of public harm were topics of primary interest.