C-SPAN Schedule

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7:00 am ET Approx. 45 min. LIVE Open Phones ; Telephone lines were open for answers to the question, “How would you rate your ... Telephone lines were open for answers to the question, “How would you rate your governors performance, what do you like, what do you not like, what do they need to improve?” 6:02 am ET Approx. 1 hr. 11 min. Book Discussion on American Tapestry ; Rachel Swarns presents a genealogy of first lady Michelle Obama’s ... Rachel Swarns presents a genealogy of first lady Michelle Obama’s family. Ms. Swarns reports that Mrs. Obama’s ancestry is multiracial and is composed of those who fought in the American Revolution and Civil War and blacks who faced Jim Crow laws and relocated from the South to the North in the Great Migration. Ms. Swarns discussed the first lady’s ancestry with Khalil Gibran Muhammad, who showed some slides and also talked about parallels with his own ancestry. Ms. Swarns also responded to questions from members of the audience in the Langston Hughes Auditorium at this “Word Rapport” program of the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture in New York City. 7:00 am ET Approx. 58 min. Q&A with Diane Skvarla ; Diane Skvarla was interviewed about the works of art displayed around the Senate, her job as ... Diane Skvarla was interviewed about the works of art displayed around the Senate, her job as curator for the U.S. Senate, and about the taping of C-SPAN’s “The Capitol.” Video from behind the scenes of the Senate was shown.
7:49 am ET Approx. 42 min. LIVE Terry Branstad and Medicaid Expansion ; Iowa Governor Terry Branstad talked about the expansion of Medicaid and whether state governors ... Iowa Governor Terry Branstad talked about the expansion of Medicaid and whether state governors will choose to implement the expansion. Topics included the recent discussion of Mitt Romney’s wealth and what role he played at Bain Capital between 1999 and 2002, the low unemployment rate in Iowa, and the 2012 election. He also responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. 7:15 am ET Approx. 47 min. Book Discussion on Bunch of Amateurs Jack Hitt recounts America’s many amateur inventors and tinkerers, from Benjamin ... Jack Hitt recounts America’s many amateur inventors and tinkerers, from Benjamin Franklin’s experiments with electricity to Mark Zuckerberg’s social media website, and profiles the current crop of individuals who are working in their kitchens, basements, and garages. Jack Hitt responded to questions from members of the audience at R.J. Julia Booksellers in Madison, Connecticut. 7:59 am ET Approx. 27 min. Presidential Campaign Memorabilia ; We take you behind-the-scenes at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History for a ... We take you behind-the-scenes at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History for a look at presidential campaign memorabilia dating from the time of George Washington’s inauguration up to the 2012 campaign. Our tour guides are political curators Harry Rubenstein and Larry Bird who scout the Democratic and Republican national conventions every four years, looking for just the right buttons, signs and novelty hats that will someday open a window for future historians into our times and politics.
8:34 am ET Approx. 44 min. LIVE Jill Stein and the Green Party Platform ; Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein talked about the platform of the Green ... Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein talked about the platform of the Green party. Topics included the influence of money in politics, the progressive stances of the Green party, the Green party jobs plan called the “Green New Deal,” a proposed universal system of free higher education, and the threat of climate change. She also responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. 8:02 am ET Approx. 14 min. America, You Sexy Bitch ; ; Meghan McCain and Michael Ian Black talked about their book, America, You Sexy Bitch: A Love ... Meghan McCain and Michael Ian Black talked about their book, America, You Sexy Bitch: A Love Letter to Freedom. They were interviewed while at the annual book publishing trade show, Book Expo America, held June 4-7, 2012, at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York City. 8:29 am ET Approx. 2 hr. 2 min. Wendell Willkie, Presidential Contender Amity Shlaes, James Madison, and David Willkie talked about the life and career of 1940 Republican ... Amity Shlaes, James Madison, and David Willkie talked about the life and career of 1940 Republican presidential nominee Wendell Willkie (1882-1944) from the Rush County Historical Society. Wendell Willkie lived in Rushville, Indiana, and ran his presidential campaign from there. The lawyer and utilities executive had never before run for office. After loosing to President Franklin Roosevelt, he then became his informal representative to Britain, the Middle East, the Soviet Union, and China. In 1943 he wrote One World, the story of his travels. Video clips included speeches and campaign ads. There was an August 1940 audio clip of President Roosevelt. Remarks by Senator Lugar were pre-recorded. The historians responded to telephone calls and electronic communications.
“The Contenders: They Lost the Election But Changed Political History” is a C-SPAN series of live programs about 14 presidential candidates before 1996 who lost the election but who had a lasting effect on U.S. politics.
9:22 am ET Approx. 37 min. LIVE Rachael Bade and the Fiscal Condition of U.S. Postal Service ; Rachel Bade of Congressional Quarterly talked about proposed postal service reforms. Topics ... Rachel Bade of Congressional Quarterly talked about proposed postal service reforms. Topics included the various bills that have been proposed in the House of Representatives and Senate, why the Senate bill has stalled in the House of Representatives, proposed mail processing centers to be closed, and plans to suspend Saturday delivery of mail. She also responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. 8:17 am ET Approx. 27 min. Bay and Her Boys Book Party A book party was held at Americans for Tax Reform in Washington, D.C., for the publication of Bay ... A book party was held at Americans for Tax Reform in Washington, D.C., for the publication of Bay Buchanan’s Bay and Her Boys: Unexpected Lessons I Learned as a (Single) Mom. The party was hosted by Grover Norquist, Ed and Cathy Gillespie, Dennis Stephens, Ronald Kessler, and Peter Roff. Ms. Buchanan was seen talking to attendees about being a single mother and about writing before giving a more formal presentation. Then she talked about topics including how conservatives could be more supportive of those raising children as she signed books. 10:33 am ET Approx. 27 min. Book Discussion on FDR and Chief Justice Hughes ; James Simon recounts the confrontations between President Franklin D. Roosevelt and United States ... James Simon recounts the confrontations between President Franklin D. Roosevelt and United States Chief Justice Charles Evan Hughes. The author reports that Roosevelt’s New Deal proposals were consistently challenged by the chief justice as unconstitutional. Following President Roosevelt’s reelection in 1936, he introduced legislation to restructure the Supreme Court, effectively packing the court with pro-New Deal justices. Chief Justice Hughes rebuked Roosevelt’s plan and the proposed legislation was defeated in Congress. James Simon responded to questions from members of the audience at Pickwick Book Shop in Nyack, New York.
10:01 am ET Approx. 30 min. Newsmakers with Representative Kevin Brady Representative Kevin Brady (R-TX) spoke about the state of the economy, tax policy, health care, ... Representative Kevin Brady (R-TX) spoke about the state of the economy, tax policy, health care, and the Republican agenda in the House. Following his remarks journalists spoke about his responses to their questions. 8:45 am ET Approx. 58 min. Book Discussion on Our Divided Political Heart E.J. Dionne Jr. argues that “hyper-individualism” is hurting American political ... E.J. Dionne Jr. argues that “hyper-individualism” is hurting American political society. The author contends that the country can prosper with a balance between individual freedoms and community participation. He responded to questions from members of the audience at Politics & Prose Bookstore in Washington, D.C. 11:01 am ET Approx. 1 hr. 23 min. Cincinnati's Black Brigade and the Abolition Movement ; ; Author Nikki Taylor talked about the issue of citizenship among free African Americans, and the ... Author Nikki Taylor talked about the issue of citizenship among free African Americans, and the story of Cincinnati’s Black Brigade. Then, history professor Diane Barnes talked about the abolition movement.
10:32 am ET Approx. 30 min. Fair Lending Settlement Justice Department officials announced that Wells Fargo had agreed to pay $175 million to settle ... Justice Department officials announced that Wells Fargo had agreed to pay $175 million to settle accusations of unfair and discriminatory lending practices to African Americans and Hispanics. It is the Department’s second largest fair lending settlement. 10:00 am ET Approx. 56 min. Book Discussion on No One's World ; Charles Kupchan argues that we are moving into an age when no country or region will dominate the ... Charles Kupchan argues that we are moving into an age when no country or region will dominate the world the way the American, British, or other empires have in the past. He responded to questions from members of the audience at the Carnegie Council in New York City. 12:26 pm ET Approx. 35 min. The Presidency and the Supreme Court Former Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor delivered the keynote address at “The ... Former Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor delivered the keynote address at “The Presidency and the Supreme Court” conference. She spoke about conflicts between the judicial and executive branches. Former Justice O’Connor began her talk by recounting her meeting with Eleanor Roosevelt as a young girl.


“The Presidency and the Supreme Court” was the second national conference sponsored by the nation’s twelve Presidential Libraries, their foundations, and the National Archives.
11:02 am ET Approx. 1 hr. 18 min. LIVE National Governors Association Annual Meeting, Closing Session In the closing keynote address, Steve Blank spoke to governors about innovation, economic growth, ... In the closing keynote address, Steve Blank spoke to governors about innovation, economic growth, and strategies to improve state economies and services. 10:56 am ET Approx. 1 min. Summer Reading Tweets, 3 Book TV’s followers on Twitter responded to the question “What are you reading this ... Book TV’s followers on Twitter responded to the question “What are you reading this summer?” 1:01 pm ET Approx. 1 hr. 51 min. Politics and Economics in the 1970s This week, history professor Judith Stein teaches a graduate-level seminar on politics and ... This week, history professor Judith Stein teaches a graduate-level seminar on politics and economics in the 1970s. Professor Stein examines the 1974 resignation of President Nixon and Jimmy Carter’s defeat of President Ford in the 1976 Presidential Election. Also discussed are President Carter’s attempts to deal with inflation and the energy crisis. This class from the City University of New York Graduate Center is just under two hours.
12:20 pm ET Approx. 1 hr. 7 min. Fiscal Policy and Government in New Jersey ; ; Governor Chris Christie (R-NJ) outlined his fiscal agenda and plan for government reform in his ... Governor Chris Christie (R-NJ) outlined his fiscal agenda and plan for government reform in his state, and how his policies could be used by other states and the federal government. He talked about tax rates, education spending, executive power and leadership, compromise, and the Supreme Court decision on the Affordable Care Act, the health care law. The program included questions from audience members. 10:58 am ET Approx. 1 min. New Books Being Published 2:54 pm ET Approx. 5 min. White House of the Confederacy, Part 1 Preview During the Civil War, Confederate President Jefferson Davis and his family lived in a Richmond, ... During the Civil War, Confederate President Jefferson Davis and his family lived in a Richmond, Virginia mansion. Now referred to as “the White House of the Confederacy,” the residence was saved from demolition in 1896 and since 1988 has been restored to it’s wartime appearance. American History TV visited to learn about the Mexican War veteran and U.S. Senator who became leader of the Confederate States of America.  This is part one of a two part program.
1:29 pm ET Approx. 24 min. Mitt Romney at the NAACP Annual Convention Mitt Romney spoke to attendees at the NAACP convention in Houston, Texas. In his remarks he ... Mitt Romney spoke to attendees at the NAACP convention in Houston, Texas. In his remarks he talked about job creation, the economy, and reasons he would benefit the black community. He also criticized Obama administration policies and was booed by the audience for pledging to repeal the Affordable Care Act, or “Obamacare.” 11:00 am ET Approx. 52 min. Book Discussion on Tubes: A Journey to the Center of the Internet Andrew Blum reports on the physical components and locales that allow the Internet to function ... Andrew Blum reports on the physical components and locales that allow the Internet to function throughout the world. The author visits numerous sites, from data centers for Microsoft, Google, and Facebook in the Pacific Northwest to the placement of a 10,000-mile undersea cable off the coast of Portugal. Andrew Blum showed slides throughout his presentation and then responded to questions to from members of the audience at Town Hall in Seattle. 3:00 pm ET Approx. 1 hr. 9 min. David Hume Kennerly Oral History Interview ; Photographer David Hume Kennerly recalled his coverage of Richard Nixon from his 1968 presidential ... Photographer David Hume Kennerly recalled his coverage of Richard Nixon from his 1968 presidential campaign through his 1974 resignation. President Ford then asked him to join his White House and document his presidency. At the time, Mr. Kennerly was only in his twenties, even though he was already a veteran Vietnam combat photographer and a Pulitzer Prize winner. Other topics included the assassination of Senator Robert Kennedy and his service in Vietnam.
This interview was conducted by Timothy Naftali on January 28, 2008, in Yorba Linda, California, for the Richard Nixon Presidential Library. 
1:53 pm ET Approx. 30 min. Vice President Biden at the NAACP 2012 Annual Convention Vice President Joe Biden spoke at the 103rd Annual Convention of the NAACP. He outlined the ... Vice President Joe Biden spoke at the 103rd Annual Convention of the NAACP. He outlined the differences between President’s and Mitt Romney’s policies on health care, voting rights and education. 11:52 am ET Approx. 7 min. Book Discussion on The Good Girls Revolt ; Lynn Povich talked about her book, The Good Girls Revolt: How the Women of Newsweek Sued Their ... Lynn Povich talked about her book, The Good Girls Revolt: How the Women of Newsweek Sued Their Bosses and Changed the Workplace.
She was interviewed while at the annual book publishing trade show, Book Expo America, held June 4-7, 2012, at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York City.
4:11 pm ET Approx. 4 min. Pabst Mansion, Part 2 Preview Johan Gottlieb Frederick Pabst was born in 1836 in Saxony, Germany.  Seeking a better life, ... Johan Gottlieb Frederick Pabst was born in 1836 in Saxony, Germany.  Seeking a better life, his family moved to the United States in 1848, eventually ending up in Milwaukee.

Frederick Pabst worked his way up from cabin boy to steamship captain on the Great lakes. In 1862 he married Maria Best, daughter of German brewer Phillip Best. 
Soon after, Captain Pabst purchased half of the small Best brewing company, and by the 1890's the renamed Pabst Brewing Company was the largest lager brewery in the world.

Next, a visit to the restored gilded-age mansion of Milwaukee beer baron, Captain Frederick Pabst.  This is part two of a two-part program.
2:26 pm ET Approx. 13 min. Middle Class Tax Cut Proposal President Obama announced his proposal to extend for an additional year tax cuts made during the ... President Obama announced his proposal to extend for an additional year tax cuts made during the George W. Bush administration on people who make less than $250.000 annually. He emphasized the need to help the middle class and blamed much of the federal deficit on tax cuts for the wealthy, saying tax cuts for the wealthiest Americans should expire. 12:30 pm ET Approx. 29 min. After Words with Martha Rosenberg ; Ms. Rosenberg exposes what goes on behind the scenes in the food and drug ... Ms. Rosenberg exposes what goes on behind the scenes in the food and drug industries. With the help of doctors, experts, and researchers, she reveals regulatory lapses and what she calls government complicity in undermining the public health. She discussed her findings with Stephanie Beasley, an associate editor of FDA Week. 4:15 pm ET Approx. 2 hr. 3 min. The Life and Legacy of Former Slave Robert Smalls A panel discussion was held on the life of Robert Smalls. Robert Smalls was a slave during ... A panel discussion was held on the life of Robert Smalls. Robert Smalls was a slave during the Civil War who commandeered a Confederate transport ship to escape to the north, where he performed valuable services during the war. During Reconstruction, he served South Carolina in the U.S. House of Representatives for five terms, attempting to pass civil rights legislation and fighting for equality in the armed forces. On the 150th anniversary of Smalls' escape with his wife, children, and 12 other slaves, one of his descendants participated in a discussion about his life and exploits. The panelists responded to questions from members of the audience at the Morris Brown AME Church.
“Robert Smalls: His Actions, Impact and Legacy” was part of the city-wide Robert Smalls Commemorative Weekend held in Charleston, S.C.
2:40 pm ET Approx. 21 min. Senate Debate on on Expiring Tax Cuts Senators Reid (D-NV) and McConnell (R-KY) debated future tax policy and extension of Bush-era tax ... Senators Reid (D-NV) and McConnell (R-KY) debated future tax policy and extension of Bush-era tax cuts. 1:01 pm ET Approx. 27 min. Book Discussion on Occupy Nation ; Todd Gitlin talked about his book, Occupy Nation: The Roots, the Spirit, and the Promise of ... Todd Gitlin talked about his book, Occupy Nation: The Roots, the Spirit, and the Promise of Occupy Wall Street. The interview, part of Book TV’s college series, was recorded in the King’s College Room in Columbia University’s Low Library. 6:20 pm ET Approx. 39 min. Studying Military History ; This week on The Civil War, the final session from a conference organized by the Virginia Civil ... This week on The Civil War, the final session from a conference organized by the Virginia Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission. The theme of this year’s gathering was Leadership and Generalship in the Civil War, and the Virginia Military Institute in Lexington, Virginia hosted the conference. University of Virginia history professor Gary Gallagher gave this year’s closing remarks in which he spoke about the significance of studying military history. This is about 40 minutes.
3:01 pm ET Approx. 7 min. Associated Builders and Contractors Conference ; ; Representative John Boehner (R-OH) and Senator Rob Portman (R-OH) spoke to business leaders about ... Representative John Boehner (R-OH) and Senator Rob Portman (R-OH) spoke to business leaders about the economy and the 2012 general election. In his remarks, Speaker Boehner reacted to President Obama’s middle-class tax cut proposal, saying it made no economic sense to tax those who create jobs. Speaker Boehner also said the House planed vote at the end of the month to extend all of the current tax rates. Senator Rob Portman focused his remarks on changing the tax code and reducing government regulations. 1:28 pm ET Approx. 15 min. Book Discussion on New Netherland and the Dutch Origins of American Religious Liberty ; Jonathan Haefeli talked about his book, New Netherland and the Dutch Origins of American ... Jonathan Haefeli talked about his book, New Netherland and the Dutch Origins of American Religious Liberty, examining the influence of the Dutch on religious liberty in the United States. The interview, part of Book TV’s college series, was recorded in the King’s College Room in Columbia University’s Low Library. 7:00 pm ET Approx. 27 min. Presidential Campaign Memorabilia ; We take you behind-the-scenes at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History for a ... We take you behind-the-scenes at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History for a look at presidential campaign memorabilia dating from the time of George Washington’s inauguration up to the 2012 campaign. Our tour guides are political curators Harry Rubenstein and Larry Bird who scout the Democratic and Republican national conventions every four years, looking for just the right buttons, signs and novelty hats that will someday open a window for future historians into our times and politics.
3:09 pm ET Approx. 33 min. House Legislative Agenda Representatives Cantor (R-VA) and Hoyer (D-MD) spoke about the legislative agenda for the House of ... Representatives Cantor (R-VA) and Hoyer (D-MD) spoke about the legislative agenda for the House of Representatives. 1:44 pm ET Approx. 18 min. Publisher Interview with Johnny Temple and Dennis Johnson ; ; Indepenedent publishers talked about the publishing business. Johnny Temple is the founder ... Indepenedent publishers talked about the publishing business. Johnny Temple is the founder and publisher of Akashic Books and Dennis Johnson is the co-founder and co-publisher of Melville House Books.
They were interviewed while at the annual book publishing trade show, Book Expo America, held June 4-7, 2012, at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York City.
7:29 pm ET Approx. 2 hr. 2 min. Wendell Willkie, Presidential Contender Amity Shlaes, James Madison, and David Willkie talked about the life and career of 1940 Republican ... Amity Shlaes, James Madison, and David Willkie talked about the life and career of 1940 Republican presidential nominee Wendell Willkie (1882-1944) from the Rush County Historical Society. Wendell Willkie lived in Rushville, Indiana, and ran his presidential campaign from there. The lawyer and utilities executive had never before run for office. After loosing to President Franklin Roosevelt, he then became his informal representative to Britain, the Middle East, the Soviet Union, and China. In 1943 he wrote One World, the story of his travels. Video clips included speeches and campaign ads. There was an August 1940 audio clip of President Roosevelt. Remarks by Senator Lugar were pre-recorded. The historians responded to telephone calls and electronic communications.
“The Contenders: They Lost the Election But Changed Political History” is a C-SPAN series of live programs about 14 presidential candidates before 1996 who lost the election but who had a lasting effect on U.S. politics.
3:43 pm ET Approx. 1 hr. 7 min. U.S. Immigration Policy John Morton testified about U.S. immigration policy, border security, and cooperative agreements ... John Morton testified about U.S. immigration policy, border security, and cooperative agreements with state and local law enforcement agencies, such as the Secure Communities program, which cross-checks local law enforcement data with federal immigration data to determine a person’s immigration status. He also talked about the Obama administration’s deportation of undocumented immigrants, and a recent Supreme Court decision on Arizona’s immigration law. 2:03 pm ET Approx. 44 min. Leading with Honor Book Party At a book party Colonel Lee Ellis (Ret., U.S. Air Force) talked about the leadership lessons he ... At a book party Colonel Lee Ellis (Ret., U.S. Air Force) talked about the leadership lessons he learned as a prisoner of war for over five years in Hanoi and other camps. His formal remarks were introduced by his fellow prisoners, former Federal Trade Commissioner Orson Swindle and Senator John McCain (R-AZ). He also spoke with guests as he mingled and signed books. This book launch event at the Liaison Capitol Hill hotel was held by FreedomStar Media. 9:34 pm ET Approx. 27 min. Book Discussion on FDR and Chief Justice Hughes ; James Simon recounts the confrontations between President Franklin D. Roosevelt and United States ... James Simon recounts the confrontations between President Franklin D. Roosevelt and United States Chief Justice Charles Evan Hughes. The author reports that Roosevelt’s New Deal proposals were consistently challenged by the chief justice as unconstitutional. Following President Roosevelt’s reelection in 1936, he introduced legislation to restructure the Supreme Court, effectively packing the court with pro-New Deal justices. Chief Justice Hughes rebuked Roosevelt’s plan and the proposed legislation was defeated in Congress. James Simon responded to questions from members of the audience at Pickwick Book Shop in Nyack, New York.
4:53 pm ET Approx. 21 min. Australian Parliament Question Time Prime Minister Julia Gillard answered questions from members of her party and the opposition. Prime Minister Julia Gillard answered questions from members of her party and the opposition. 2:49 pm ET Approx. 54 min. Book Discussion on A Nation of Wusses Ed Rendell, former governor of Pennsylvania and mayor of Philadelphia, argues that many ... Ed Rendell, former governor of Pennsylvania and mayor of Philadelphia, argues that many politicians are more interested in securing office than working for their constituents. He contends that both Republicans and Democrats are guilty of focusing on poll numbers rather than obtaining relevant information on the issues of the day. Former Governor Rendell talked about the problems with the political divide and lack of bipartisan cooperation and told anecdotes from the political scene to explain why United States leaders rarely make sacrifices for the greater good. He responded to quetions from members of the audience at the Free Library of Philadelphia. 10:01 pm ET Approx. 27 min. Presidential Campaign Memorabilia ; We take you behind-the-scenes at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History for a ... We take you behind-the-scenes at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History for a look at presidential campaign memorabilia dating from the time of George Washington’s inauguration up to the 2012 campaign. Our tour guides are political curators Harry Rubenstein and Larry Bird who scout the Democratic and Republican national conventions every four years, looking for just the right buttons, signs and novelty hats that will someday open a window for future historians into our times and politics.
5:15 pm ET Approx. 44 min. Jill Stein and the Green Party Platform ; Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein talked about the platform of the Green ... Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein talked about the platform of the Green party. Topics included the influence of money in politics, the progressive stances of the Green party, the Green party jobs plan called the “Green New Deal,” a proposed universal system of free higher education, and the threat of climate change. She also responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. 3:44 pm ET Approx. 54 min. Book Discussion on A Capitalism for the People ; Italian-born economist Luigi Zingales warns that the U.S. economy is becoming a system of crony ... Italian-born economist Luigi Zingales warns that the U.S. economy is becoming a system of crony capitalism in which government support for big business has overwhelmed the support for a free market. He argued that the outcome of this mirrors Italy under the leadership of Silvio Berlusconi. He responded to questions from members of the audience at this Manhattan Institute Forum. 10:29 pm ET Approx. 2 hr. 2 min. Wendell Willkie, Presidential Contender Amity Shlaes, James Madison, and David Willkie talked about the life and career of 1940 Republican ... Amity Shlaes, James Madison, and David Willkie talked about the life and career of 1940 Republican presidential nominee Wendell Willkie (1882-1944) from the Rush County Historical Society. Wendell Willkie lived in Rushville, Indiana, and ran his presidential campaign from there. The lawyer and utilities executive had never before run for office. After loosing to President Franklin Roosevelt, he then became his informal representative to Britain, the Middle East, the Soviet Union, and China. In 1943 he wrote One World, the story of his travels. Video clips included speeches and campaign ads. There was an August 1940 audio clip of President Roosevelt. Remarks by Senator Lugar were pre-recorded. The historians responded to telephone calls and electronic communications.
“The Contenders: They Lost the Election But Changed Political History” is a C-SPAN series of live programs about 14 presidential candidates before 1996 who lost the election but who had a lasting effect on U.S. politics.
6:00 pm ET Approx. 30 min. Newsmakers with Representative Kevin Brady Representative Kevin Brady (R-TX) spoke about the state of the economy, tax policy, health care, ... Representative Kevin Brady (R-TX) spoke about the state of the economy, tax policy, health care, and the Republican agenda in the House. Following his remarks journalists spoke about his responses to their questions. 4:39 pm ET Approx. 5 min. Publisher Interview with Carolyn Coleburn ; Carolyn Coleburn talked about recent and forthcoming books from Viking Press.
She was ...
Carolyn Coleburn talked about recent and forthcoming books from Viking Press.
She was interviewed at her booth at Book Expo America, the annual book publishing trade show held June 4-7, 2012, at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York City.
12:33 am ET Approx. 27 min. Book Discussion on FDR and Chief Justice Hughes ; James Simon recounts the confrontations between President Franklin D. Roosevelt and United States ... James Simon recounts the confrontations between President Franklin D. Roosevelt and United States Chief Justice Charles Evan Hughes. The author reports that Roosevelt’s New Deal proposals were consistently challenged by the chief justice as unconstitutional. Following President Roosevelt’s reelection in 1936, he introduced legislation to restructure the Supreme Court, effectively packing the court with pro-New Deal justices. Chief Justice Hughes rebuked Roosevelt’s plan and the proposed legislation was defeated in Congress. James Simon responded to questions from members of the audience at Pickwick Book Shop in Nyack, New York.
6:31 pm ET Approx. 1 hr. 28 min. National Governors Association Meeting, Health and Human Services Committee The Health and Human Services Committee of the National Governors' Association met to discuss ... The Health and Human Services Committee of the National Governors' Association met to discuss health care and health policy issues facing states. A primary topic of conversation was health care reform, and innovative strategies governors can take to lower Medicaid costs. Additionally, broader aspects of health policy were discussed including hospitals, quality of health services, and emergency response teams. 4:45 pm ET Approx. 1 hr. 7 min. Book Discussion on Deadly Monopolies ; 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. 1:01 am ET Approx. 58 min. Book Discussion on God of Liberty Thomas Kidd recounts the role religion played in the American Revolution. Professor Kidd ... Thomas Kidd recounts the role religion played in the American Revolution. Professor Kidd contends that it was the belief in the right to worship freely that brought the colonists together, from conservative evangelists to liberal deists, and remained a cohesive element following the Revolutionary War. Thomas Kidd presented his book at Indiana Wesleyan University in Marion, Indiana.
8:00 pm ET Approx. 59 min. Q&A with Antony Beevor ; Antony Beevor talked about his newly released historical narrative, The Second World War. ... Antony Beevor talked about his newly released historical narrative, The Second World War. He spoke about the origins of the conflict spanning from before Hitler’s invasion of Poland to the aftermath of the war, and its global impact on the major powers of the day. He described Adolf Hitler’s dark and chaotic final days, including his marriage to Eva Braun and the couple’s subsequent suicide. He outlined the origins of the war, and he discussed actions taken by U.S. General Douglas MacArthur to suppress information at the Tokyo War Crimes Tribunal in 1946. He also focused on the research process and efforts to write the book. 5:53 pm ET Approx. 1 min. Summer Reading Tweets, 3 Book TV’s followers on Twitter responded to the question “What are you reading this ... Book TV’s followers on Twitter responded to the question “What are you reading this summer?” 2:00 am ET Approx. 58 min. Book Discussion on Leak: Why Mark Felt Became Deep Throat ; Commemorating the 40th anniversary of the June 17, 1972, Watergate break-in, historian and ... Commemorating the 40th anniversary of the June 17, 1972, Watergate break-in, historian and researcher Max Holland talked about his book, Leak: Why Mark Felt Became Deep Throat. In the book he critiques the view of FBI Associate Director Mark Felt presented by Bob Woodward. Using the Woodward and Bernstein papers at the University of Texas, Mr. Holland argues that contrary to popular notions, Mark Felt selfishly used journalists to discredit FBI director L. Patrick Gray in the hope that he would be appointed to the top spot; and that President Nixon’s resignation was an unintended consequence. Mr. Holland also compares the Woodward and Bernstein book All the President’s Men to their original reporting notes, and he argues that they changed key information. Mr. Holland used slides as he spoke and responded to questions from members of the audience at the Kansas City Central Library.
9:00 pm ET Approx. 31 min. Question Time Prime Minister Cameron answered questions from members of his coalition and the opposition on the ... Prime Minister Cameron answered questions from members of his coalition and the opposition on the economy and changes to the National Health Service. 6:00 pm ET Approx. 56 min. Book Discussion on To Hell on a Fast Horse ; Western historian Mark Lee Gardner presented a biography of criminal and fugitive Billy the Kid ... Western historian Mark Lee Gardner presented a biography of criminal and fugitive Billy the Kid and his pursuer Lincoln County (New Mexico) Sheriff Pat Garrett.  Mr. Gardner recalled the numerous crimes that Billy the Kid aka Henry Atrim, Henry McCarty, and William Bonney committed from stealing horses to murder, and detailed his capture, escape and eventual demise.  He also examined the American public’s fascination with the “wild west.” Mark Lee Gardner discussed his book at Tattered Cover Bookstore in Denver. 2:59 am ET Approx. 58 min. Q&A with Diane Skvarla ; Diane Skvarla was interviewed about the works of art displayed around the Senate, her job as ... Diane Skvarla was interviewed about the works of art displayed around the Senate, her job as curator for the U.S. Senate, and about the taping of C-SPAN’s “The Capitol.” Video from behind the scenes of the Senate was shown.
9:34 pm ET Approx. 1 hr. 25 min. National Governors Association Meeting, Opening Session ; Jim Collins gave the opening address to governors gathered for their annual meeting. He spoke ... Jim Collins gave the opening address to governors gathered for their annual meeting. He spoke about leadership development, leadership styles, and strategies to become a great leader. 
The governors were welcomed by an actor playing the historical Patrick Henry.
6:56 pm ET Approx. 1 min. Summer Reading with Sarah Weinman Sarah Weinman said she was reading Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn.
She was interviewed June ...
Sarah Weinman said she was reading Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn.
She was interviewed June 6, 2012, while at the annual book publishing trade show, Book Expo America, held at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York City.
3:59 am ET Approx. 1 hr. 9 min. David Hume Kennerly Oral History Interview ; Photographer David Hume Kennerly recalled his coverage of Richard Nixon from his 1968 presidential ... Photographer David Hume Kennerly recalled his coverage of Richard Nixon from his 1968 presidential campaign through his 1974 resignation. President Ford then asked him to join his White House and document his presidency. At the time, Mr. Kennerly was only in his twenties, even though he was already a veteran Vietnam combat photographer and a Pulitzer Prize winner. Other topics included the assassination of Senator Robert Kennedy and his service in Vietnam.
This interview was conducted by Timothy Naftali on January 28, 2008, in Yorba Linda, California, for the Richard Nixon Presidential Library. 
11:00 pm ET Approx. 59 min. Q&A with Antony Beevor ; Antony Beevor talked about his newly released historical narrative, The Second World War. ... Antony Beevor talked about his newly released historical narrative, The Second World War. He spoke about the origins of the conflict spanning from before Hitler’s invasion of Poland to the aftermath of the war, and its global impact on the major powers of the day. He described Adolf Hitler’s dark and chaotic final days, including his marriage to Eva Braun and the couple’s subsequent suicide. He outlined the origins of the war, and he discussed actions taken by U.S. General Douglas MacArthur to suppress information at the Tokyo War Crimes Tribunal in 1946. He also focused on the research process and efforts to write the book. 6:58 pm ET Approx. 1 min. New Books Being Published 5:09 am ET Approx. 5 min. White House of the Confederacy, Part 1 Preview During the Civil War, Confederate President Jefferson Davis and his family lived in a Richmond, ... During the Civil War, Confederate President Jefferson Davis and his family lived in a Richmond, Virginia mansion. Now referred to as “the White House of the Confederacy,” the residence was saved from demolition in 1896 and since 1988 has been restored to it’s wartime appearance. American History TV visited to learn about the Mexican War veteran and U.S. Senator who became leader of the Confederate States of America.  This is part one of a two part program.
12:00 am ET Approx. 31 min. Question Time Prime Minister Cameron answered questions from members of his coalition and the opposition on the ... Prime Minister Cameron answered questions from members of his coalition and the opposition on the economy and changes to the National Health Service. 6:59 pm ET Approx. 45 min. Book Discussion on The Little Red Guard: A Family Memoir ; ; Wenguang Huang, a native of northern China who is a Chicago-based writer and translator, talked ... Wenguang Huang, a native of northern China who is a Chicago-based writer and translator, talked about his book, The Little Red Guard: A Family Memoir. He was interviewed by Colin McMahon and responded to questions from members of the audience.
This was an event in the University Center’s Lake Room at the 2012 Chicago Tribune Printers Row Lit Fest.
5:15 am ET Approx. 2 hr. 3 min. The Life and Legacy of Former Slave Robert Smalls A panel discussion was held on the life of Robert Smalls. Robert Smalls was a slave during ... A panel discussion was held on the life of Robert Smalls. Robert Smalls was a slave during the Civil War who commandeered a Confederate transport ship to escape to the north, where he performed valuable services during the war. During Reconstruction, he served South Carolina in the U.S. House of Representatives for five terms, attempting to pass civil rights legislation and fighting for equality in the armed forces. On the 150th anniversary of Smalls' escape with his wife, children, and 12 other slaves, one of his descendants participated in a discussion about his life and exploits. The panelists responded to questions from members of the audience at the Morris Brown AME Church.
“Robert Smalls: His Actions, Impact and Legacy” was part of the city-wide Robert Smalls Commemorative Weekend held in Charleston, S.C.
12:33 am ET Approx. 1 hr. 15 min. National Governors Association Annual Meeting, Closing Session In the closing keynote address, Steve Blank spoke to governors about innovation, economic growth, ... In the closing keynote address, Steve Blank spoke to governors about innovation, economic growth, and strategies to improve state economies and services. 7:45 pm ET Approx. 1 hr. 14 min. Book Discussion on Inequality and Instability ; ; 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.
1:50 am ET Approx. 39 min. Postal Service Nomination ; ; Stephen Crawford testified about his nomination to be a member of the Board of Governors for the ... Stephen Crawford testified about his nomination to be a member of the Board of Governors for the U.S. Postal Service. 9:01 pm ET Approx. 58 min. After Words with Peter Collier ; The biographer examines the life of the first female U.S. ambassador to the United ... The biographer examines the life of the first female U.S. ambassador to the United Nations. Jeane Kirkpatrick was a Georgetown University government professor and Democratic Party operative, who turned Republican. As a member of the Reagan administration, she helped develop the doctrine that was credited with winning the Cold War. Peter Collier discussed Ms. Kirkpatrick’s life with her Georgetown University colleague, government and foreign policy professor Angela Stent.
2:31 am ET Approx. 37 min. Rachael Bade and the Fiscal Condition of U.S. Postal Service ; Rachel Bade of Congressional Quarterly talked about proposed postal service reforms. Topics ... Rachel Bade of Congressional Quarterly talked about proposed postal service reforms. Topics included the various bills that have been proposed in the House of Representatives and Senate, why the Senate bill has stalled in the House of Representatives, proposed mail processing centers to be closed, and plans to suspend Saturday delivery of mail. She also responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. 10:01 pm ET Approx. 53 min. Book Discussion on Hotels, Hospitals, and Jails: A Memoir Anthony Swofford, former Marine sniper and author of Jarhead, talked about his life since ... Anthony Swofford, former Marine sniper and author of Jarhead, talked about his life since leaving the military. He responded to questions from members of the audience at the Pritzker Military Library in Chicago.
5:34 am ET Approx. 23 min. Auto Bailout and Delphi Witnesses testified about the automobile industry bailout and an agreement between General Motors, ... Witnesses testified about the automobile industry bailout and an agreement between General Motors, Delphi, and workers unions over pensions. They were questioned pointedly about their refusal to fully cooperate with an investigation into the agreement, and Ron Bloom was required to remain for further questioning. 10:54 pm ET Approx. 1 min. Summer Reading with Representative Gwen Moore Representative Gwen Moore (D-WI) responded to the questions, “What are you reading this ... Representative Gwen Moore (D-WI) responded to the questions, “What are you reading this summer?”
The date and location of the interview are not known.
5:59 am ET Approx. 59 min. Q&A with Antony Beevor ; Antony Beevor talked about his newly released historical narrative, The Second World War. ... Antony Beevor talked about his newly released historical narrative, The Second World War. He spoke about the origins of the conflict spanning from before Hitler’s invasion of Poland to the aftermath of the war, and its global impact on the major powers of the day. He described Adolf Hitler’s dark and chaotic final days, including his marriage to Eva Braun and the couple’s subsequent suicide. He outlined the origins of the war, and he discussed actions taken by U.S. General Douglas MacArthur to suppress information at the Tokyo War Crimes Tribunal in 1946. He also focused on the research process and efforts to write the book. 10:56 pm ET Approx. 3 min. Publisher Interview with Michelle Fitzgerald Michelle Fitzgerald talked about recent and forthcoming books from Palgrave Macmillan. She ... Michelle Fitzgerald talked about recent and forthcoming books from Palgrave Macmillan. She was interviewed at his booth at Book Expo America, the annual book publishing trade show held June 4-7, 2012, at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York City.
11:00 pm ET Approx. 52 min. Book Discussion on Ayn Rand Nation: The Hidden Struggle for America's Soul Gary Weiss explores the political and social ideologies of Ayn Rand (1905-1982), author of The ... Gary Weiss explores the political and social ideologies of Ayn Rand (1905-1982), author of The Fountainhead and Atlas Shrugged. Mr. Weiss relays that Rand’s support of unrestricted capitalism and limited government resonates with many in today’s political circles, from tea party members to Glenn Beck and Alan Greenspan. Gary Weiss responded to questions from members of the audience at Westport Public Library in Westport, Connecticut.
11:52 pm ET Approx. 7 min. Publisher Interview with John Donatich John Donatich talked about recent and forthcoming books from Yale University Press.
He was ...
John Donatich talked about recent and forthcoming books from Yale University Press.
He was interviewed at his booth at Book Expo America, the annual book publishing trade show held June 4-7, 2012, at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York City.
12:00 am ET Approx. 59 min. After Words with Peter Collier ; The biographer examines the life of the first female U.S. ambassador to the United ... The biographer examines the life of the first female U.S. ambassador to the United Nations. Jeane Kirkpatrick was a Georgetown University government professor and Democratic Party operative, who turned Republican. As a member of the Reagan administration, she helped develop the doctrine that was credited with winning the Cold War. Peter Collier discussed Ms. Kirkpatrick’s life with her Georgetown University colleague, government and foreign policy professor Angela Stent.
1:00 am ET Approx. 27 min. Book Discussion on Occupy Nation ; Todd Gitlin talked about his book, Occupy Nation: The Roots, the Spirit, and the Promise of ... Todd Gitlin talked about his book, Occupy Nation: The Roots, the Spirit, and the Promise of Occupy Wall Street. The interview, part of Book TV’s college series, was recorded in the King’s College Room in Columbia University’s Low Library.
1:27 am ET Approx. 15 min. Book Discussion on New Netherland and the Dutch Origins of American Religious Liberty ; Jonathan Haefeli talked about his book, New Netherland and the Dutch Origins of American ... Jonathan Haefeli talked about his book, New Netherland and the Dutch Origins of American Religious Liberty, examining the influence of the Dutch on religious liberty in the United States. The interview, part of Book TV’s college series, was recorded in the King’s College Room in Columbia University’s Low Library.
1:43 am ET Approx. 19 min. Interview with Book Store Owners Mitch Kaplan and Betsy Burton ; ; Discussion with booksellers, Mitchell Kaplan, owner of Books & Books (Coral Gables, Florida) & ... Discussion with booksellers, Mitchell Kaplan, owner of Books & Books (Coral Gables, Florida) & Betsy Burton, co-owner of The King’s English (Salt Lake City, Utah)
They were interviewed while at the annual book publishing trade show, Book Expo America, held June 4-7, 2012, at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York City.
2:03 am ET Approx. 57 min. Book Discussion on Full Body Burden Kristen Iversen recounts her childhood in Arvada, Colorado, adjacent to the Rocky Flats nuclear ... Kristen Iversen recounts her childhood in Arvada, Colorado, adjacent to the Rocky Flats nuclear weaponry facility, which produced over 70,000 plutonium triggers for nuclear bombs. Using elements of memoir writing and investigative journalism, the author examines the effect the plant had on the environment and what the U.S. government did not divulge to the local populace. Ms. Iversen utilized EPA and FBI documents, interviews, and class-action testimony to better understand the operations at Rocky Flats, which ceased in 1992. Kristen Iversen responded to questions from members of the audience at Elliott Bay Book Company in Seattle.
3:02 am ET Approx. 58 min. After Words with Peter Collier ; The biographer examines the life of the first female U.S. ambassador to the United ... The biographer examines the life of the first female U.S. ambassador to the United Nations. Jeane Kirkpatrick was a Georgetown University government professor and Democratic Party operative, who turned Republican. As a member of the Reagan administration, she helped develop the doctrine that was credited with winning the Cold War. Peter Collier discussed Ms. Kirkpatrick’s life with her Georgetown University colleague, government and foreign policy professor Angela Stent.
4:01 am ET Approx. 54 min. Book Discussion on The Obamians James Mann talked about President Obama’s foreign policy decisions and profiled the people ... James Mann talked about President Obama’s foreign policy decisions and profiled the people who advise him. He responded to questions from members of the audience at Politics and Prose in Washington, D.C.
4:57 am ET Approx. 1 min. New Books Being Published
5:00 am ET Approx. 1 hr. 14 min. Book Discussion on Inequality and Instability ; ; 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.
6:16 am ET Approx. 27 min. Book Discussion on The Shadow Catcher ; Hipolito Acosta talked about his book, The Shadow Catcher: A U.S. Agent Infiltrates ... Hipolito Acosta talked about his book, The Shadow Catcher: A U.S. Agent Infiltrates Mexico’s Deadly Crime Cartels and responded to telephone calls and electronic communications.
He was interviewed while at the 2012 Los Angeles Times Festival of Books being held on the University Park Campus of the University of Southern California. The program opened and closed with scenes of the festival and schedule information.
6:45 am ET Approx. 1 hr. 11 min. Book Discussion on Atlantic Fever Joe Jackson recounts the fourteen aviators who partook in the $25,000 contest to be the first to ... Joe Jackson recounts the fourteen aviators who partook in the $25,000 contest to be the first to fly non-stop across the Atlantic in 1927. The event, sponsored by hotelier Raymond Orteig, culminated in the death of six pilots and was won by Charles Lindbergh, who guided the Spirit of St. Louis across the ocean on May 21, 1927. Joe Jackson used PowerPoint slides as he spoke about celebrity and the pursuit of fame as well as technological innovation. He responded to questions from members of the audience at the Westbury Memorial Public Library in Westbury, New York.