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7:00 am ET Approx. 47 min. LIVE Open Phones Telephone lines were open for comments on the question, “Do you think the Republican Party ... Telephone lines were open for comments on the question, “Do you think the Republican Party is unified?” The program included a video clip on Representative Pete Sessions (R-TX) being interviewed on August 21, 2012, for the “Newsmakers” program. 6:45 am ET Approx. 1 hr. 9 min. Book Discussion on The Road to Freedom ; Arthur Brooks argues that big government policies have weakened the American traditions of ... Arthur Brooks argues that big government policies have weakened the American traditions of entrepreneurship, personal responsibility, and upward mobility. Mr. Books responded to questions from members of the audience at this monthly Bradley Lecture at the American Enterprise Institute in Washington, D.C. Mr. Brooks was introduced by Representative Eric Cantor (R-VA). 6:02 am ET Approx. 58 min. Winston Churchill's Leadership Style ; ; Celia Sandys opens the Winston Churchill lecture series at the Morgan Library and Museum by ... Celia Sandys opens the Winston Churchill lecture series at the Morgan Library and Museum by discussing Churchill’s leadership style, his oratory, and his lasting impact. Sandys is Winston Churchill’s granddaughter and the author of We Shall Not Fail: The Inspiring Leadership of Winston Churchill. This hour long program was held at the Morgan Library and Museum.
7:47 am ET Approx. 1 min. Immigrant Communities of Tampa, Florida Representative Kathy Castor (D-FL) talked about Tampa’s immigrant communities. She was ... Representative Kathy Castor (D-FL) talked about Tampa’s immigrant communities. She was interviewed at El Centro Asturiano de Tampa, a social club in the Ybor City Historic District for immigrants and their descendants who came from Asturias, Spain, usually via Cuba.
C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles (LCVs) made a stop in their “2011 LCV Cities Tour” in Tampa/St. Petersburg, Florida, on May 9-13 to feature the history and literary life of the community. Working with the Bright House Networks local cable affiliate, they visited literary and historic sites where local historians, authors, and civic leaders were interviewed.
8:00 am ET Approx. 54 min. Book Discussion on The Long Walk Brian Castner, a Bronze Star recipient who completed two tours in Iraq as a commander of an ... Brian Castner, a Bronze Star recipient who completed two tours in Iraq as a commander of an Explosive Ordnance Disposal unit, talked about his experiences during the war and the lasting impact it had on him. He responded to questions from members of the audience at Talking Leaves Bookstore in Buffalo, New York. 7:01 am ET Approx. 58 min. Q&A with Clarence Lusane ; Clarence Lusane spoke about his book The Black History of the White House, a historical ... Clarence Lusane spoke about his book The Black History of the White House, a historical narrative detailing the contributions of past and present African Americans in the White House. He recounted little-known stories from such individuals as Oney Judge, slave to George and Martha Washington; and Paul Jennings, owned by James and Dolly Madison. The book explores emancipation, reconstruction, the civil rights movement and its aftermath, and contemporary issues arising from the Obama presidency. He spoke of his formative childhood years, including his vivid memories of when his mother and sister were shot during a city-wide riot in Detroit in July of 1967.
7:48 am ET Approx. 42 min. LIVE Republican and Democratic Committees Convention Spending ; David Levinthal talked about the spending and the logistics that go into the political ... David Levinthal talked about the spending and the logistics that go into the political conventions, as well as who’s behind the money. He estimated that the cost of the conventions was about fifty million dollars. Topics included the peripheral events that take place within proximity of the conventions, the tax dollars that are spent on the conventions, and the security apparatus of the conventions. He responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. 8:54 am 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.
8:01 am ET Approx. 29 min. American Antiquarian Society In this tour of the American Antiquarian Society in Worcester, Massachusetts, we look at materials ... In this tour of the American Antiquarian Society in Worcester, Massachusetts, we look at materials dating from the first European settlement of America - including the first Bible printed in the colonies. The bible dates to 1662 and is written in the Algonquin language of New England Native Americans. The Antiquarian Society was founded in 1812 by Revolutionary War patriot and printer Isaiah Thomas.
8:33 am ET Approx. 31 min. LIVE Campaign Finance Law ; David Bossie talked about the impact on the 2012 elections of the Supreme Court’s decision ... David Bossie talked about the impact on the 2012 elections of the Supreme Court’s decision on the Citizens United case. The decision opened the door to the creation of large political action committees (super PACs), which allow for large undisclosed donations. Topics included the First Amendment arguments made by Citizens United, the history of the case, the impact of the decision on political speech, and where the rules governing campaign finance go from here. He responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. 9:00 am ET Approx. 42 min. Book Discussion on Are You In a Pickle? Patricia Pickles discussed how to improve the educational system. She showed slides during ... Patricia Pickles discussed how to improve the educational system. She showed slides during her presentation and she responded to questions from members of the audience at University of Texas Club League of Business Leaders Luncheon in Austin. 8:30 am ET Approx. 2 hr. 2 min. George McGovern, Presidential Contender Authors Scott Farris and Jules Witcover talked about 1972 Democratic presidential nominee and ... Authors Scott Farris and Jules Witcover talked about 1972 Democratic presidential nominee and anti-Vietnam war candidate Senator George S. McGovern (b. 1922) and responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. Mr. Farris spoke from the McGovern Legacy Museum at Dakota Wesleyan University in Mitchell, S.D. Ambassador McGovern was seen in a recent interview. Senator McGovern lost even his own state in a historic landslide to President Nixon. The reforms he made to the Democratic Party presidential nomination process changing party demographics remain an election factor. Video clips included Gary Hart, Frank Mankiewicz, Bill Clinton, McGovern speeches and campaign film, and President Nixon, including audio of a telephone conversation with Henry Kissinger.
“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.
9:06 am ET Approx. 52 min. LIVE Fundraising and the 2012 Elections ; ; Bob Biersack and Kim Baker talked about the impact of unregulated money in the current ... Bob Biersack and Kim Baker talked about the impact of unregulated money in the current year’s election, total money raised by the campaigns and SuperPacs, and proposals to overhaul campaign finance laws. Kim Baker participated from New York City. They responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. 9:42 am ET Approx. 1 min. New Books Being Published 10:34 am ET Approx. 22 min. 1972 McGovern Acceptance Speech At the 1972 Democratic National Convention, Mr. McGovern delivered
his acceptance speech ...
At the 1972 Democratic National Convention, Mr. McGovern delivered
his acceptance speech as the Democratic presidential nominee. At the convention his speech was delayed for several hours as the party fought over the platform. He eventually accepted the nomination around 2 a.m.

Original coverage courtesy NBC.
9:59 am ET Approx. 31 min. Newsmakers with Representative Pete Sessions Representative Pete Sessions (R-TX), the chief Republican recruiter of candidates and ... Representative Pete Sessions (R-TX), the chief Republican recruiter of candidates and contributions for the House in 2012, talked about the key races and the issues in the 2012 election Other topics included the impact of Representative Paul Ryan’s (R-WI) selection as Mitt Romney’s running mate. Representative Sessions spoke to the reporters in the C-SPAN studio by video link from Dallas, Texas. 9:44 am ET Approx. 45 min. Book Discussion on A Question of Freedom: A Memoir of Learning, Survival, and Coming of Age in Prison ; ; Reginald Dwayne Betts talked about his book, A Question of Freedom: A Memoir of Learning, ... Reginald Dwayne Betts talked about his book, A Question of Freedom: A Memoir of Learning, Survival, and Coming of Age in Prison. He was interviewed by CeaseFire Violence Interrupter Eduardo Bocanegra and he 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. It was presented by Poetry Magazine.
10:57 am ET Approx. 2 min. Mary McLeod Bethune Memorial Historian Richard Norton Smith talked about the statue in Washington, D.C., of Mary McLeod ... Historian Richard Norton Smith talked about the statue in Washington, D.C., of Mary McLeod Bethune. Topics included her career and the history of the statue by sculptor Robert Berks. When it was dedicated July 10, 1974, on what would have been her 99th birthday, was the first memorial in the nation’s capital to honor an African-American leader.
10:31 am ET Approx. 42 min. 1980 Presidential Acceptance Speech Former Governor Reagan accepted the nomination to be the 1980 Republican candidate for president ... Former Governor Reagan accepted the nomination to be the 1980 Republican candidate for president of the United States. 10:30 am ET Approx. 1 hr. 9 min. Book Discussion on The Candidate Samuel Popkin, former campaign consultant to Jimmy Carter, Bill Clinton, George McGovern, and Al ... Samuel Popkin, former campaign consultant to Jimmy Carter, Bill Clinton, George McGovern, and Al Gore, presents his thoughts on what constitutes a successful presidential campaign. Mr. Popkin argues that the campaigns of George H.W. Bush in 1992, Al Gore in 2000, and Hilary Clinton in 2008 are examples of mismanaged candidacies and explains why the same mistakes are often repeated. Samuel Popkin responded to questions from members of the audience at the Jimmy Carter Library and Museum in Atlanta. 11:00 am ET Approx. 58 min. Images of the Dead at Antietam Harvard history professor and author Megan Kate Nelson talked about the battlefield photography ... Harvard history professor and author Megan Kate Nelson talked about the battlefield photography and illustrations made in the wake of the Battle of Antietam in September of 1862. Many of the images feature dead soldiers, and Ms. Nelson discusses the impact of those images both during the war and today.
This hour-long talk is from the 2012 Civil War Institute Conference at Gettysburg College. It contains graphic content and images.
11:16 am ET Approx. 25 min. 2004 John McCain Speech ; Senator John McCain addressed the 2004 Republican National Convention in New York City.

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Senator John McCain addressed the 2004 Republican National Convention in New York City.

Richard Norton Smith recorded an introduction to the speech at some time in 2008.
11:40 am ET Approx. 1 min. Summer Reading with Representative John Lewis Representative John Lewis (D-GA) responded to the questions, “What are you reading this ... Representative John Lewis (D-GA) responded to the questions, “What are you reading this summer?” The date and location of the interview are not revealed. 12:00 pm ET Approx. 55 min. Major General Robert Ross and the Burning of the Capitol ; Historian and researcher John McCavitt looks at the British perspective of the burning of ... Historian and researcher John McCavitt looks at the British perspective of the burning of Washington during the War of 1812. Major General Robert Ross led British troops into Washington in 1814 and ultimately made the decision to burn many public buildings, including the White House. 
The U.S. Capitol Historical Society hosted this hour long event.
11:45 am ET Approx. 38 min. Paul Ryan Retrospective on Social Policy and the Budget ; ; Bob Cusack and Craig Gilbert talked about Representative Paul Ryan’s (R-WI) stances on ... Bob Cusack and Craig Gilbert talked about Representative Paul Ryan’s (R-WI) stances on Medicare, Social Security, and the federal budget. The program included clips of some of his more than 400 appearances on C-SPAN since 1995, including when he was a congressional staffer to his current role as the chair of the House Budget Committee. 11:42 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. 12:56 pm ET Approx. 3 min. American Antiquarian Society In this tour of the American Antiquarian Society in Worcester, Massachusetts, we look at materials ... In this tour of the American Antiquarian Society in Worcester, Massachusetts, we look at materials dating from the first European settlement of America - including the first Bible printed in the colonies. The bible dates to 1662 and is written in the Algonquin language of New England Native Americans. The Antiquarian Society was founded in 1812 by Revolutionary War patriot and printer Isaiah Thomas.
12:24 pm ET Approx. 5 min. LIVE 2012 Republican Convention Preview C-SPAN previewed the sights and sounds of the Republican National Convention in Tampa, ... C-SPAN previewed the sights and sounds of the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Florida. Scenes of traffic and the Marriott hotel where Mitt Romney and the press would be headquartered were shown. 11:56 am 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.
1:00 pm ET Approx. 53 min. U.S. Colored Troops in the Civil War History Professor Roger Davidson discusses Emancipation and U.S. Colored Troops during the Civil ... History Professor Roger Davidson discusses Emancipation and U.S. Colored Troops during the Civil War. Professor Davidson explains how African Americans used the disorder caused by the Civil War to escape enslavement. He also details how former slaves offered their services to Union forces to help bring about the end of slavery. This fifty-minute class took place at Coppin State University in Baltimore.
12:29 pm ET Approx. 30 min. Campaign Finance Law ; David Bossie talked about the impact on the 2012 elections of the Supreme Court’s decision ... David Bossie talked about the impact on the 2012 elections of the Supreme Court’s decision on the Citizens United case. The decision opened the door to the creation of large political action committees (super PACs), which allow for large undisclosed donations. Topics included the First Amendment arguments made by Citizens United, the history of the case, the impact of the decision on political speech, and where the rules governing campaign finance go from here. He responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. 12:02 pm ET Approx. 52 min. After Words with John Fund and Hans von Spakovsky ; ; The authors argue that there are serious problems with fraud and error within the U.S. election ... The authors argue that there are serious problems with fraud and error within the U.S. election system that require scrutiny and investigation. States need to reduce illegal votes, they say, by requiring voter identification, as well as election monitors. They made their case to the author of The Swing Vote, Linda Killian. 1:55 pm ET Approx. 1 hr. 2 min. Behind the Scenes in the East Wing: Social Secretaries to First Ladies Social secretaries working for American first ladies help set the tone of presidential ... Social secretaries working for American first ladies help set the tone of presidential administrations. Bess Abell, Catherine Fenton and Laurie Firestone served first ladies from Lady Bird Johnson to Laura Bush. All three worked in a wartime White House. Whether it was organizing a bar-b-que for Lady Bird Johnson or exercising their diplomatic skills at a State Dinner, these social secretaries were the right-hand of the first lady. In this hour-long conversation at the George W. Bush Presidential Center in Dallas, Texas, they recall their duties and life inside the White House.
1:00 pm ET Approx. 4 min. LIVE 2012 Republican Convention Preview C-SPAN continued to show the sights and sounds of the Republican National Convention in Tampa, ... C-SPAN continued to show the sights and sounds of the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Florida. Included were a security checkpoint and airport delegate arrival.  1:00 pm ET Approx. 16 min. Book Discussion on The Creature from Jekyll Island ; G. Edward Griffin talked about his book, The Creature from Jekyll Island, which is a ... G. Edward Griffin talked about his book, The Creature from Jekyll Island, which is a history of the creation of the Federal Reserve System. He was interviewed while attending FreedomFest, the libertarian conference held July 11-14, 2012, in Bally’s Las Vegas Hotel and Casino. 2:58 pm ET Approx. 1 min. Emancipation Memorial Pre-dating the Lincoln Memorial by almost 50 years, the Emancipation Memorial in Washington, ... Pre-dating the Lincoln Memorial by almost 50 years, the Emancipation Memorial in Washington, DC’s Lincoln Park depicts the 16th president freeing a slave. Designed and sculpted by Thomas Ball, it was funded by money donated by freed African Americans. Frederick Douglass spoke at the monument’s dedication in 1876, and expressed some criticism about its design and symbolism. It is still controversial today.
Historian and author Richard Norton Smith narrates.
1:04 pm ET Approx. 34 min. 2000 Cheney Acceptance Speech At the 2000 Republican National Convention, Dick Cheney delivered his acceptance speech as the ... At the 2000 Republican National Convention, Dick Cheney delivered his acceptance speech as the vice presidential candidate.  1:16 pm ET Approx. 13 min. Book Discussion on The Art of Being Free ; Wendy McElroy, an individualist feminist, talked about her book of essays, The Art of Being ... Wendy McElroy, an individualist feminist, talked about her book of essays, The Art of Being Free. She was interviewed while attending FreedomFest, the libertarian conference held July 11-14, 2012, in Bally’s Las Vegas Hotel and Casino. 3:01 pm ET Approx. 1 hr. 21 min. Senator Arlen Specter Oral History Interview, Part 6 ; ; Arlen Specter left the United States Senate in 2011 after a 30 year career. Soon afterwards, ... Arlen Specter left the United States Senate in 2011 after a 30 year career. Soon afterwards, he sat down for a series of extended oral history interviews with the Pennsylvania Cable Network. Specter reflects on events that take him from his Russian immigrant roots to his involvement in some of this country’s most momentous events - from his work on the Warren Commission investigating President Kennedy’s assassination to the Senate impeachment trial of President Clinton. 
We’re airing a selection of these interviews here on American History TV. In this last excerpt, Specter discusses, among other things, the 2008 financial crisis, his cancer diagnosis, health care, and his decision to switch political parties. 
This program is about one hour and 20 minutes.
1:57 pm ET Approx. 59 min. LIVE Politico Preview of the 2012 Republican National Convention Politico.com previewed the start of the 2012 Republican National Convention, including plans to ... Politico.com previewed the start of the 2012 Republican National Convention, including plans to curtail the first day of the convention because of the threat posed to the Florida Gulf Coast by Tropical Storm Isaac.  1:30 pm ET Approx. 24 min. Book Discussion on The Real Crash ; Peter Schiff talked about his book The Real Crash: America’s Coming Bankruptcy---How to ... Peter Schiff talked about his book The Real Crash: America’s Coming Bankruptcy---How to Save Yourself and Your Country. He argued that the housing bubble has been replaced with a government-inflated bubble that will, like the housing bubble, eventually pop and cause another economic collapse.
He was interviewed while at FreedomFest, the largest libertarian conference in the U.S., which was held July 11-14, 2012, in Bally’s Las Vegas Hotel and Casino.
4:22 pm ET Approx. 6 min. The Belle of Louisville ; Linda Harris gave a tour of The Belle of Louisville and talked about her history. Built in ... Linda Harris gave a tour of The Belle of Louisville and talked about her history. Built in 1914, she is the oldest operating Mississippi-style stern-wheeler steamboat in existence. Captain Mark Doty was heard welcoming passengers aboard.
C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles (LCVs) made a stop in their “2012 LCV Cities Tour” in Louisville, Kentucky, on June 8-13 to feature the history and literary life of the community. Working with the Time Warner Cable local affiliate, they visited literary and historic sites where local historians, authors, and civic leaders were interviewed. The history segments air on American History TV (AHTV) on C-SPAN3 and the literary events/non-fiction author segments air on BookTV on C-SPAN2.
2:58 pm ET Approx. 3 hr. 5 min. LIVE Ron Paul Campaign Rally ; Representative Ron Paul (R-TX) spoke at a campaign rally the day before the start of the 2012 ... Representative Ron Paul (R-TX) spoke at a campaign rally the day before the start of the 2012 Republican National Convention. Other participants and officials spoke in favor of his candidacy, and bands played to entertain the crowd. Representative Paul was introduced by his son, Senator Rand Paul (R-KY).
Approximately 30 minutes into the live telecast the program was briefly interrupted by the loss of a satellite signal due to interference from Tropical Storm Isaac. Representative Amash (R-MI), whose remarks were interrupted by the loss are repeated in full on program number 307786-2.
2:04 pm ET Approx. 57 min. Book Discussion on Some of My Best Friends Are Black ; Tanner Colby presents his thoughts on the social, economic, and political factors, which according ... Tanner Colby presents his thoughts on the social, economic, and political factors, which according to the author have obstructed integration in America. He was interviewed by Jessica Moore, curatorial fellow at the Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Arts, and responded to questions from members of the audience at Greenlight Bookstore in Brooklyn, New York. 4:30 pm ET Approx. 1 hr. 56 min. Nixon Administration Middle East Policy Former National Security Adviser Bud McFarlane and Former Ambassador to Israel Sam Lewis are among ... Former National Security Adviser Bud McFarlane and Former Ambassador to Israel Sam Lewis are among the panelists at an event examining Richard Nixon’s Middle East policy. They look at the role of President Nixon, and his Secretary of State Henry Kissinger, in negotiations between Israel and the Arab world. The National Archives and the Richard Nixon Foundation co-hosted this Nixon Legacy Forum. It’s about two hours.
6:04 pm ET Approx. 30 min. Newsmakers with Representative Pete Sessions Representative Pete Sessions (R-TX), the chief Republican recruiter of candidates and ... Representative Pete Sessions (R-TX), the chief Republican recruiter of candidates and contributions for the House in 2012, talked about the key races and the issues in the 2012 election Other topics included the impact of Representative Paul Ryan’s (R-WI) selection as Mitt Romney’s running mate. Representative Sessions spoke to the reporters in the C-SPAN studio by video link from Dallas, Texas. 3:02 pm ET Approx. 45 min. Book Discussion on Selecting a President ; Eleanor Clift, contributing editor for Newsweek, explains the way the president of the ... Eleanor Clift, contributing editor for Newsweek, explains the way the president of the United States is elected and reports that, although campaigns have modernized, the electoral system has remained relatively unchanged since the 18th century. The book is part of a civics series designed for high school seniors and college freshman. Eleanor Clift responded to questions from members of the audience at Politics and Prose Bookstore in Washington, D.C. 6:28 pm ET Approx. 1 min. Emancipation Memorial Pre-dating the Lincoln Memorial by almost 50 years, the Emancipation Memorial in Washington, ... Pre-dating the Lincoln Memorial by almost 50 years, the Emancipation Memorial in Washington, DC’s Lincoln Park depicts the 16th president freeing a slave. Designed and sculpted by Thomas Ball, it was funded by money donated by freed African Americans. Frederick Douglass spoke at the monument’s dedication in 1876, and expressed some criticism about its design and symbolism. It is still controversial today.
Historian and author Richard Norton Smith narrates.
6:35 pm ET Approx. 44 min. Republican National Convention Preview C-SPAN’s preview of the 2012 Republican National Convention from the Tampa Bay Times ... C-SPAN’s preview of the 2012 Republican National Convention from the Tampa Bay Times Forum included interviews with convention leaders and journalists and scenes from set-up on the convention floor. Topics included a summary of the process and rules for the convention and the purpose of the convention and its stage in the presidential campaign. They also talked about schedule changes in preparations for the potential impact of Tropical Storm Issac which was threatening Tampa and the entire Gulf Coast of Florida. A video clip was shown of the reaction at the 2004 Republican National Convention to Hurricane Gustav. Samples from the C-SPAN Video Library were shown as was a video of Barkley Kern showing the C-SPAN Convention Hub. 3:48 pm ET Approx. 13 min. Books That Shaped America ; Roberta Shaffer gave a tour of the Library of Congress exhibit, “Books That Shaped ... Roberta Shaffer gave a tour of the Library of Congress exhibit, “Books That Shaped America.” The exhibit is of a list of 88 titles that influenced the nation. She talked about how the books were selected and the various ways of interacting with the list of books. 6:30 pm ET Approx. 20 min. 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom The 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom was on August 28, 1963. The march was organized ... The 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom was on August 28, 1963. The march was organized to push for comprehensive civil rights including public school desegregation, voting rights protections, and a federal program to train and place unemployed workers. It was at this march that civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his “I Have a Dream” speech.
This 20-minute U.S. Information Agency Film on the march was courtesy of the National Archives.
7:20 pm ET Approx. 38 min. Eisenhower and Nixon 1956 Acceptance Speeches President Eisenhower and Vice President Nixon accepted their nominations to be the 1956 Republican ... President Eisenhower and Vice President Nixon accepted their nominations to be the 1956 Republican candidates for president and vice president. Between the speeches, first lady Mamie Eisenhower was presented with an organ, which she was donating to an Army hospital chapel, and eight-year-old David Eisenhower was made an honorary chair of the convention.
The Republican National Convention was held at the Cow Palace in San Francisco, California. Comments from the news anchors are heard during this NBC broadcast.
4:01 pm ET Approx. 57 min. After Words with Mitt Romney ; Former Governor Mitt Romney talked about his book No Apology: The Case for American ... Former Governor Mitt Romney talked about his book No Apology: The Case for American Greatness (St. Martin’s Press; March 2, 2010). In his book he asserts that American strength is essential for the well-being of the world as well as America, and that apologies to the world and other nations for American policies such as President Obama made are not necessary. He talked about the challenges facing the nation and his proposals for meeting them. Other topics included his family story and the current economy. The guest interviewer was Juan Williams.
Mitt Romney, a businessman and former governor of Massachusetts, was a candidate for the Republican nomination in the 2008 United States presidential election.
Juan Williams was a reporter for the Washington Post for more than 20 years and is currently a news analyst for National Public Radio and a political analyst for Fox News. 
6:52 pm ET Approx. 7 min. Abraham Lincoln at Farmington Plantation Terry Pyle talked about Abraham Lincoln’s three-week visit to Farmington Plantation in 1841. ... Terry Pyle talked about Abraham Lincoln’s three-week visit to Farmington Plantation in 1841. His friend Joshua Speed and his family owned the plantation and the 60 slaves Lincoln met and talked to while there. This visit where he encounters slavery firsthand as a young man is noted by historians as one of the keys to understanding Lincoln’s views on the topic of slavery. Here Lincoln was also exposed to the manners of high society.
C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles (LCVs) made a stop in their “2012 LCV Cities Tour” in Louisville, Kentucky, on June 8-13 to feature the history and literary life of the community. Working with the Time Warner Cable local affiliate, they visited literary and historic sites where local historians, authors, and civic leaders were interviewed. The history segments air on American History TV (AHTV) on C-SPAN3 and the literary events/non-fiction author segments air on BookTV on C-SPAN2.
8:00 pm ET Approx. 59 min. Q&A with Julianna Goldman ; Julianna Goldman talked about reporting on President Obama from the beginning of his candidacy in ... Julianna Goldman talked about reporting on President Obama from the beginning of his candidacy in 2007 until the present, including her preparation for presidential news conferences and her experiences traveling with the White House press corps. She said her approach is to simply obtain information and not ask “gotcha” questions, and that her job gives viewers and readers a unique view into the presidency that others don’t have. She recounted her decision to pursue journalism, citing Diane Sawyer, Charlie Rose, and Al Hunt as influences.
Ms. Goldman was born in Maryland and graduated magna cum laude with a degree in political science from Barnard College in New York City. She joined Bloomberg in 2003 and served in a variety of roles, including associate producer for Bloomberg Television’s Washington-based programming. She was assigned to cover candidate Senator Barack Obama (D-IL) in 2007 and became Bloomberg’s White House correspondent in 2009.
5:00 pm ET Approx. 47 min. Book Discussion on The Real Romney ; Michael Kranish talked from Boston about his book, The Real Romney, a biography of ... Michael Kranish talked from Boston about his book, The Real Romney, a biography of Republican 2012 presidential nomination candidate and former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney. The book is based on more than five years of reporting and hundreds of interviews. It explores Mr. Romney’s childhood in Bloomfield, Michigan, and as the son of the governor of Michigan, and his formative years, which included his Mormon missionary work in France. The author also explores Mr. Romney’s professional and political career, which included a tenure at investment firm Bain Capital, leadership of the 2002 Winter Olympics, and his governorship of Massachusetts. Topics included Mr. Romney’s personal life and public persona. Campaign video clips were shown in the background as Mr. Kranish responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. 7:00 pm ET Approx. 29 min. American Antiquarian Society In this tour of the American Antiquarian Society in Worcester, Massachusetts, we look at materials ... In this tour of the American Antiquarian Society in Worcester, Massachusetts, we look at materials dating from the first European settlement of America - including the first Bible printed in the colonies. The bible dates to 1662 and is written in the Algonquin language of New England Native Americans. The Antiquarian Society was founded in 1812 by Revolutionary War patriot and printer Isaiah Thomas.
9:01 pm ET Approx. 1 hr. 10 min. Ron Paul Campaign Rally ; Representative Ron Paul (R-TX) spoke at a campaign rally the day before the start of the 2012 ... Representative Ron Paul (R-TX) spoke at a campaign rally the day before the start of the 2012 Republican National Convention. Other participants and officials spoke in favor of his candidacy, and bands played to entertain the crowd. Representative Paul was introduced by his son, Senator Rand Paul (R-KY).
Approximately 30 minutes into the live telecast the program was briefly interrupted by the loss of a satellite signal due to interference from Tropical Storm Isaac. Representative Amash (R-MI), whose remarks were interrupted by the loss are repeated in full on program number 307786-2.
5:47 pm ET Approx. 13 min. Book Discussion on American Grown First lady Michelle Obama made brief remarks before signing copies of her first book, American ... First lady Michelle Obama made brief remarks before signing copies of her first book, American Grown: The Story of the White House Kitchen Garden and Gardens Across America at Barnes and Noble in Washington, D.C. In attendance were the ten local children from Bancroft Elementary School and Tubman Elementary School who worked in the garden. 7:31 pm ET Approx. 2 hr. 2 min. George McGovern, Presidential Contender Authors Scott Farris and Jules Witcover talked about 1972 Democratic presidential nominee and ... Authors Scott Farris and Jules Witcover talked about 1972 Democratic presidential nominee and anti-Vietnam war candidate Senator George S. McGovern (b. 1922) and responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. Mr. Farris spoke from the McGovern Legacy Museum at Dakota Wesleyan University in Mitchell, S.D. Ambassador McGovern was seen in a recent interview. Senator McGovern lost even his own state in a historic landslide to President Nixon. The reforms he made to the Democratic Party presidential nomination process changing party demographics remain an election factor. Video clips included Gary Hart, Frank Mankiewicz, Bill Clinton, McGovern speeches and campaign film, and President Nixon, including audio of a telephone conversation with Henry Kissinger.
“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.
10:12 pm ET Approx. 44 min. Republican National Convention Preview C-SPAN’s preview of the 2012 Republican National Convention from the Tampa Bay Times ... C-SPAN’s preview of the 2012 Republican National Convention from the Tampa Bay Times Forum included interviews with convention leaders and journalists and scenes from set-up on the convention floor. Topics included a summary of the process and rules for the convention and the purpose of the convention and its stage in the presidential campaign. They also talked about schedule changes in preparations for the potential impact of Tropical Storm Issac which was threatening Tampa and the entire Gulf Coast of Florida. A video clip was shown of the reaction at the 2004 Republican National Convention to Hurricane Gustav. Samples from the C-SPAN Video Library were shown as was a video of Barkley Kern showing the C-SPAN Convention Hub. 6:01 pm ET Approx. 42 min. Book Discussion on Five Days in Philadelphia ; Charles Peters talked about his book Five Days in Philadelphia: The Amazing “We Want ... Charles Peters talked about his book Five Days in Philadelphia: The Amazing “We Want Willkie!” Convention of 1940 and How It Freed FDR to Save the Western World, published by PublicAffairs. He described the fight for the Republican presidential nomination at the Republican convention in June 1940, giving a detailed overview of candidates Tom Dewey, Robert Taft, Arthur Vandenberg and Wendell Willkie. He described the floor rallies, rousing speeches, backroom deals, and terrifying international news that led to dark-horse candidate Wendell Willkie’s nomination at the convention. Mr. Peters described the Republican convention events as significant to Franklin Roosevelt and Wendell Willkie’s bipartisan alliance which helped the U.S. on the eve of World War II. After his presentation the author responded to audience members' questions.

Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum hosted the Roosevelt Reading Festival III in the Henry A. Wallace Visitor and Education Center at the FDR National Historic Site in Hyde Park, New York. Authors of recently published works that drew upon the Roosevelt Library archives presented author talks.
9:34 pm ET Approx. 21 min. 1972 McGovern Acceptance Speech At the 1972 Democratic National Convention, Mr. McGovern delivered
his acceptance speech ...
At the 1972 Democratic National Convention, Mr. McGovern delivered
his acceptance speech as the Democratic presidential nominee. At the convention his speech was delayed for several hours as the party fought over the platform. He eventually accepted the nomination around 2 a.m.

Original coverage courtesy NBC.
10:59 pm ET Approx. 59 min. Q&A with Julianna Goldman ; Julianna Goldman talked about reporting on President Obama from the beginning of his candidacy in ... Julianna Goldman talked about reporting on President Obama from the beginning of his candidacy in 2007 until the present, including her preparation for presidential news conferences and her experiences traveling with the White House press corps. She said her approach is to simply obtain information and not ask “gotcha” questions, and that her job gives viewers and readers a unique view into the presidency that others don’t have. She recounted her decision to pursue journalism, citing Diane Sawyer, Charlie Rose, and Al Hunt as influences.
Ms. Goldman was born in Maryland and graduated magna cum laude with a degree in political science from Barnard College in New York City. She joined Bloomberg in 2003 and served in a variety of roles, including associate producer for Bloomberg Television’s Washington-based programming. She was assigned to cover candidate Senator Barack Obama (D-IL) in 2007 and became Bloomberg’s White House correspondent in 2009.
7:00 pm ET Approx. 25 min. Book Discussion on The Real Crash ; Peter Schiff talked about his book The Real Crash: America’s Coming Bankruptcy---How to ... Peter Schiff talked about his book The Real Crash: America’s Coming Bankruptcy---How to Save Yourself and Your Country. He argued that the housing bubble has been replaced with a government-inflated bubble that will, like the housing bubble, eventually pop and cause another economic collapse.
He was interviewed while at FreedomFest, the largest libertarian conference in the U.S., which was held July 11-14, 2012, in Bally’s Las Vegas Hotel and Casino.
9:56 pm ET Approx. 3 min. Ulysses S. Grant Memorial Historian Donald Ritchie talked about the statue of General Ulysses S. Grant on the U.S. Capitol ... Historian Donald Ritchie talked about the statue of General Ulysses S. Grant on the U.S. Capitol West Front in Washington, D.C.
Date of interview unknown.
12:01 am ET Approx. 1 hr. 18 min. Ron Paul Campaign Rally ; Representative Ron Paul (R-TX) spoke at a campaign rally the day before the start of the 2012 ... Representative Ron Paul (R-TX) spoke at a campaign rally the day before the start of the 2012 Republican National Convention. Other participants and officials spoke in favor of his candidacy, and bands played to entertain the crowd. Representative Paul was introduced by his son, Senator Rand Paul (R-KY).
Approximately 30 minutes into the live telecast the program was briefly interrupted by the loss of a satellite signal due to interference from Tropical Storm Isaac. Representative Amash (R-MI), whose remarks were interrupted by the loss are repeated in full on program number 307786-2.
7:26 pm ET Approx. 15 min. Book Discussion on The Creature from Jekyll Island ; G. Edward Griffin talked about his book, The Creature from Jekyll Island, which is a ... G. Edward Griffin talked about his book, The Creature from Jekyll Island, which is a history of the creation of the Federal Reserve System. He was interviewed while attending FreedomFest, the libertarian conference held July 11-14, 2012, in Bally’s Las Vegas Hotel and Casino. 10:00 pm ET Approx. 29 min. American Antiquarian Society In this tour of the American Antiquarian Society in Worcester, Massachusetts, we look at materials ... In this tour of the American Antiquarian Society in Worcester, Massachusetts, we look at materials dating from the first European settlement of America - including the first Bible printed in the colonies. The bible dates to 1662 and is written in the Algonquin language of New England Native Americans. The Antiquarian Society was founded in 1812 by Revolutionary War patriot and printer Isaiah Thomas.
1:22 am ET Approx. 44 min. Republican National Convention Preview C-SPAN’s preview of the 2012 Republican National Convention from the Tampa Bay Times ... C-SPAN’s preview of the 2012 Republican National Convention from the Tampa Bay Times Forum included interviews with convention leaders and journalists and scenes from set-up on the convention floor. Topics included a summary of the process and rules for the convention and the purpose of the convention and its stage in the presidential campaign. They also talked about schedule changes in preparations for the potential impact of Tropical Storm Issac which was threatening Tampa and the entire Gulf Coast of Florida. A video clip was shown of the reaction at the 2004 Republican National Convention to Hurricane Gustav. Samples from the C-SPAN Video Library were shown as was a video of Barkley Kern showing the C-SPAN Convention Hub. 7:42 pm ET Approx. 3 min. Summer Reading with Chuck Todd Chuck Todd responded to the question, “What are you reading this summer?” He was ... Chuck Todd responded to the question, “What are you reading this summer?” He was interviewed in his newsroom. The date of the interview is not known. 10:29 pm ET Approx. 1 min. Emancipation Memorial Pre-dating the Lincoln Memorial by almost 50 years, the Emancipation Memorial in Washington, ... Pre-dating the Lincoln Memorial by almost 50 years, the Emancipation Memorial in Washington, DC’s Lincoln Park depicts the 16th president freeing a slave. Designed and sculpted by Thomas Ball, it was funded by money donated by freed African Americans. Frederick Douglass spoke at the monument’s dedication in 1876, and expressed some criticism about its design and symbolism. It is still controversial today.
Historian and author Richard Norton Smith narrates.
2:08 am ET Approx. 45 min. Gov. Palin 2008 Vice Presidential Acceptance Speech Alaska Governor Sarah Palin said she would accept the Republican Party’s nomination as vice ... Alaska Governor Sarah Palin said she would accept the Republican Party’s nomination as vice president. In her remarks she talked about her background in politics, challenged the Obama campaign’s vision, and outlined her role in forwarding the policies of a McCain administration. 7:45 pm ET Approx. 14 min. Book Discussion on Ignorance: How It Drives Science ; Stuart Firestein talked about his book, Ignorance: How It Drives Science. The interview, ... Stuart Firestein talked about his book, Ignorance: How It Drives Science. The interview, part of Book TV’s college series, was recorded in the King’s College Room in Columbia University’s Low Library. 10:32 pm ET Approx. 2 hr. 2 min. George McGovern, Presidential Contender Authors Scott Farris and Jules Witcover talked about 1972 Democratic presidential nominee and ... Authors Scott Farris and Jules Witcover talked about 1972 Democratic presidential nominee and anti-Vietnam war candidate Senator George S. McGovern (b. 1922) and responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. Mr. Farris spoke from the McGovern Legacy Museum at Dakota Wesleyan University in Mitchell, S.D. Ambassador McGovern was seen in a recent interview. Senator McGovern lost even his own state in a historic landslide to President Nixon. The reforms he made to the Democratic Party presidential nomination process changing party demographics remain an election factor. Video clips included Gary Hart, Frank Mankiewicz, Bill Clinton, McGovern speeches and campaign film, and President Nixon, including audio of a telephone conversation with Henry Kissinger.
“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.
2:53 am ET Approx. 57 min. Sen. John McCain 2008 Acceptance Speech Senator John McCain accepted the Republican Party nomination for president and described his ... Senator John McCain accepted the Republican Party nomination for president and described his vision for changing Washington. He spoke about education, energy policy, job creation, and Republicans and Democrats working together to fix problems. 7:59 pm ET Approx. 55 min. Book Discussion on Confessions of a Microfinance Heretic ; Hugh Sinclair, who has worked for several microfinance organizations, argues that the microfinance ... Hugh Sinclair, who has worked for several microfinance organizations, argues that the microfinance craze that followed the success of the Grameen Bank has done far less to alleviate poverty in the world than most people realize. He says that the $70 billion industry is plagued by corruption and fraud. Mr. Sinclair was interviewed by Tom Devine and responded to questions from members of the audience at Politics and Prose Bookstore. 12:35 am ET Approx. 21 min. 1972 McGovern Acceptance Speech At the 1972 Democratic National Convention, Mr. McGovern delivered
his acceptance speech ...
At the 1972 Democratic National Convention, Mr. McGovern delivered
his acceptance speech as the Democratic presidential nominee. At the convention his speech was delayed for several hours as the party fought over the platform. He eventually accepted the nomination around 2 a.m.

Original coverage courtesy NBC.
3:51 am ET Approx. 29 min. Republican National Convention Address ; ; Republican presidential candidate Patrick Buchanan belittled the foreign policy experience of ... Republican presidential candidate Patrick Buchanan belittled the foreign policy experience of Democratic presidential nominee Gov. Bill Clinton during his address to the Republican National Convention. Mr. Buchanan assailed the policies set forth by Gov. Clinton and his running mate Sen. Al Gore, claiming Gov. Clinton’s foreign policy experience amounted to eating at the International House of Pancakes. He also assailed Gov. Clinton’s wife Hillary for her views on the rights of children and women, calling it “radical feminism.” Prior to Mr. Buchanan’s remarks, during Ms. Summa’s introduction cameras recorded Vice President Dan Quayle and his wife entering the floor of the convention. 8:55 pm ET Approx. 2 min. Summer Reading with Representative Peter King Representative Peter King (R-NY) responded to the question, “What are you reading this ... Representative Peter King (R-NY) responded to the question, “What are you reading this summer?” The date and location of the interview are not revealed. 12:57 am ET Approx. 2 min. Mary McLeod Bethune Memorial Historian Richard Norton Smith talked about the statue in Washington, D.C., of Mary McLeod ... Historian Richard Norton Smith talked about the statue in Washington, D.C., of Mary McLeod Bethune. Topics included her career and the history of the statue by sculptor Robert Berks. When it was dedicated July 10, 1974, on what would have been her 99th birthday, was the first memorial in the nation’s capital to honor an African-American leader.
4:38 am ET Approx. 1 hr. 18 min. Ron Paul Campaign Rally ; Representative Ron Paul (R-TX) spoke at a campaign rally the day before the start of the 2012 ... Representative Ron Paul (R-TX) spoke at a campaign rally the day before the start of the 2012 Republican National Convention. Other participants and officials spoke in favor of his candidacy, and bands played to entertain the crowd. Representative Paul was introduced by his son, Senator Rand Paul (R-KY).
Approximately 30 minutes into the live telecast the program was briefly interrupted by the loss of a satellite signal due to interference from Tropical Storm Isaac. Representative Amash (R-MI), whose remarks were interrupted by the loss are repeated in full on program number 307786-2.
8:58 pm ET Approx. 1 min. New Books Being Published 1:00 am ET Approx. 1 hr. 1 min. Book Discussion on Behind Enemy Lines ; ; As part of the Jewish Literary Festival, Marthe Cohn talked about her book, Behind Enemy Lines: ... As part of the Jewish Literary Festival, Marthe Cohn talked about her book, Behind Enemy Lines: The True Story of a French Jewish Spy in Nazi Germany, published by Three Rivers Press. She described being a member of the French First Army intelligence service during World War II and as such making many covert trips inside Nazi Germany. She recounted her missions as a French Jewish spy and described how she disguised herself as a young nurse searching for her fiancé in order to find information about German troop movements. She was joined on the stage by her husband Dr. Cohn. Her presentation was introduced by a film from the Museum of Tolerance. After the presentation, the author answered questions from members of the audience. 
In 2005 Marthe Cohn was awarded the title of Chevalier de l’Ordre de la Légion d’Honneur.
5:59 am ET Approx. 59 min. Q&A with Julianna Goldman ; Julianna Goldman talked about reporting on President Obama from the beginning of his candidacy in ... Julianna Goldman talked about reporting on President Obama from the beginning of his candidacy in 2007 until the present, including her preparation for presidential news conferences and her experiences traveling with the White House press corps. She said her approach is to simply obtain information and not ask “gotcha” questions, and that her job gives viewers and readers a unique view into the presidency that others don’t have. She recounted her decision to pursue journalism, citing Diane Sawyer, Charlie Rose, and Al Hunt as influences.
Ms. Goldman was born in Maryland and graduated magna cum laude with a degree in political science from Barnard College in New York City. She joined Bloomberg in 2003 and served in a variety of roles, including associate producer for Bloomberg Television’s Washington-based programming. She was assigned to cover candidate Senator Barack Obama (D-IL) in 2007 and became Bloomberg’s White House correspondent in 2009.
9:30 pm ET Approx. 30 min. After Words with John Corvino and Maggie Gallagher ; Gay rights advocate John Corvino and conservative columnist Maggie Gallagher engaged in a ... Gay rights advocate John Corvino and conservative columnist Maggie Gallagher engaged in a point/counterpoint discussion of gay marriage where they interviewed each other. Their intended goal was not to win the debate but to raise and clarify as many points of disagreement as possible, explaining not only how they disagree but why. They are the co-authors of the book Debating Same-Sex Marriage. 2:03 am ET Approx. 58 min. Winston Churchill's Leadership Style ; ; Celia Sandys opens the Winston Churchill lecture series at the Morgan Library and Museum by ... Celia Sandys opens the Winston Churchill lecture series at the Morgan Library and Museum by discussing Churchill’s leadership style, his oratory, and his lasting impact. Sandys is Winston Churchill’s granddaughter and the author of We Shall Not Fail: The Inspiring Leadership of Winston Churchill. This hour long program was held at the Morgan Library and Museum.
6:59 am ET Approx. 54 min. LIVE Open Phones Telephone lines were open for comments on Tropical Storm Isaac delaying the start of the ... Telephone lines were open for comments on Tropical Storm Isaac delaying the start of the Republican National Convention.  10:01 pm ET Approx. 53 min. Book Discussion on Red Ink David Wessel discussed where the trillions of dollars that make up the federal budget come from ... David Wessel discussed where the trillions of dollars that make up the federal budget come from and where all that money goes. He focused on the consequences of high deficits and a high national debt and urged an end to partisanship in order to get spending under control. He responded to questions from members of the audience at Politics and Prose Bookstore. 3:01 am ET Approx. 58 min. Q&A with Clarence Lusane ; Clarence Lusane spoke about his book The Black History of the White House, a historical ... Clarence Lusane spoke about his book The Black History of the White House, a historical narrative detailing the contributions of past and present African Americans in the White House. He recounted little-known stories from such individuals as Oney Judge, slave to George and Martha Washington; and Paul Jennings, owned by James and Dolly Madison. The book explores emancipation, reconstruction, the civil rights movement and its aftermath, and contemporary issues arising from the Obama presidency. He spoke of his formative childhood years, including his vivid memories of when his mother and sister were shot during a city-wide riot in Detroit in July of 1967.
10:54 pm ET Approx. 1 min. Summer Reading with Representative John Lewis Representative John Lewis (D-GA) responded to the questions, “What are you reading this ... Representative John Lewis (D-GA) responded to the questions, “What are you reading this summer?” The date and location of the interview are not revealed. 4:01 am ET Approx. 1 hr. 21 min. Senator Arlen Specter Oral History Interview, Part 6 ; ; Arlen Specter left the United States Senate in 2011 after a 30 year career. Soon afterwards, ... Arlen Specter left the United States Senate in 2011 after a 30 year career. Soon afterwards, he sat down for a series of extended oral history interviews with the Pennsylvania Cable Network. Specter reflects on events that take him from his Russian immigrant roots to his involvement in some of this country’s most momentous events - from his work on the Warren Commission investigating President Kennedy’s assassination to the Senate impeachment trial of President Clinton. 
We’re airing a selection of these interviews here on American History TV. In this last excerpt, Specter discusses, among other things, the 2008 financial crisis, his cancer diagnosis, health care, and his decision to switch political parties. 
This program is about one hour and 20 minutes.
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. 5:23 am ET Approx. 6 min. The Belle of Louisville ; Linda Harris gave a tour of The Belle of Louisville and talked about her history. Built in ... Linda Harris gave a tour of The Belle of Louisville and talked about her history. Built in 1914, she is the oldest operating Mississippi-style stern-wheeler steamboat in existence. Captain Mark Doty was heard welcoming passengers aboard.
C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles (LCVs) made a stop in their “2012 LCV Cities Tour” in Louisville, Kentucky, on June 8-13 to feature the history and literary life of the community. Working with the Time Warner Cable local affiliate, they visited literary and historic sites where local historians, authors, and civic leaders were interviewed. The history segments air on American History TV (AHTV) on C-SPAN3 and the literary events/non-fiction author segments air on BookTV on C-SPAN2.
10:59 pm ET Approx. 52 min. Book Discussion on The Rise of Marco Rubio Manuel Roig-Franzia recounts the personal and political life of Republican Senator Marco Rubio of ... Manuel Roig-Franzia recounts the personal and political life of Republican Senator Marco Rubio of Florida. The senator, born in 1971 to Cuban emigre parents, began his political career as West Miami city commissioner and later served in the Florida House of Representatives. Maunel Roig-Franzia responded to questions from members of the audience at Politics &Prose Bookstore. 5:31 am ET Approx. 1 hr. 56 min. Nixon Administration Middle East Policy Former National Security Adviser Bud McFarlane and Former Ambassador to Israel Sam Lewis are among ... Former National Security Adviser Bud McFarlane and Former Ambassador to Israel Sam Lewis are among the panelists at an event examining Richard Nixon’s Middle East policy. They look at the role of President Nixon, and his Secretary of State Henry Kissinger, in negotiations between Israel and the Arab world. The National Archives and the Richard Nixon Foundation co-hosted this Nixon Legacy Forum. It’s about two hours.
11:52 pm ET Approx. 7 min. Book Discussion on The Yellow Birds: A Novel ; Kevin Powers talked about his book The Yellow Birds: A Novel, which was inspired by his ... Kevin Powers talked about his book The Yellow Birds: A Novel, which was inspired by his Army tours in Iraq.
He 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.
12:30 am ET Approx. 30 min. After Words with John Corvino and Maggie Gallagher ; Gay rights advocate John Corvino and conservative columnist Maggie Gallagher engaged in a ... Gay rights advocate John Corvino and conservative columnist Maggie Gallagher engaged in a point/counterpoint discussion of gay marriage where they interviewed each other. Their intended goal was not to win the debate but to raise and clarify as many points of disagreement as possible, explaining not only how they disagree but why. They are the co-authors of the book Debating Same-Sex Marriage.
1:01 am ET Approx. 15 min. Book Discussion on The Creature from Jekyll Island ; G. Edward Griffin talked about his book, The Creature from Jekyll Island, which is a ... G. Edward Griffin talked about his book, The Creature from Jekyll Island, which is a history of the creation of the Federal Reserve System. He was interviewed while attending FreedomFest, the libertarian conference held July 11-14, 2012, in Bally’s Las Vegas Hotel and Casino.
1:17 am ET Approx. 12 min. Book Discussion on The Art of Being Free ; Wendy McElroy, an individualist feminist, talked about her book of essays, The Art of Being ... Wendy McElroy, an individualist feminist, talked about her book of essays, The Art of Being Free. She was interviewed while attending FreedomFest, the libertarian conference held July 11-14, 2012, in Bally’s Las Vegas Hotel and Casino.
1:30 am ET Approx. 24 min. Book Discussion on The Real Crash ; Peter Schiff talked about his book The Real Crash: America’s Coming Bankruptcy---How to ... Peter Schiff talked about his book The Real Crash: America’s Coming Bankruptcy---How to Save Yourself and Your Country. He argued that the housing bubble has been replaced with a government-inflated bubble that will, like the housing bubble, eventually pop and cause another economic collapse.
He was interviewed while at FreedomFest, the largest libertarian conference in the U.S., which was held July 11-14, 2012, in Bally’s Las Vegas Hotel and Casino.
1:55 am ET Approx. 1 min. New Books Being Published
1:57 am ET Approx. 3 min. Summer Reading with Chuck Todd Chuck Todd responded to the question, “What are you reading this summer?” He was ... Chuck Todd responded to the question, “What are you reading this summer?” He was interviewed in his newsroom. The date of the interview is not known.
2:01 am ET Approx. 57 min. Book Discussion on Kill the Messenger Maria Armoudian, author of Kill the Messenger, talked about the positive and negative role ... Maria Armoudian, author of Kill the Messenger, talked about the positive and negative role that the media plays in global events. Examples she gave of how crises were fomented by the media included genocidal situations. She responded to questions from members of the audience. This event was held by the Armenian National Committee America- Burbank and Sardarabad Bookstore at the Armenian Cultural Foundation Burbank Youth Center.
3:28 am ET Approx. 30 min. After Words with John Corvino and Maggie Gallagher ; Gay rights advocate John Corvino and conservative columnist Maggie Gallagher engaged in a ... Gay rights advocate John Corvino and conservative columnist Maggie Gallagher engaged in a point/counterpoint discussion of gay marriage where they interviewed each other. Their intended goal was not to win the debate but to raise and clarify as many points of disagreement as possible, explaining not only how they disagree but why. They are the co-authors of the book Debating Same-Sex Marriage.
3:59 am ET Approx. 52 min. Book Discussion on Those Who Have Borne the Battle ; James Wright talked about the experiences of U.S. veterans going back to the Revolutionary ... James Wright talked about the experiences of U.S. veterans going back to the Revolutionary War. Mr. Wright responded to questions submitted by members of the audience at the Marines' Memorial Club and Hotel in San Francisco.
5:00 am ET Approx. 26 min. Book Discussion on The Untold War ; Nancy Sherman talked about her latest book, The Untold War: Inside the Hearts, Minds, and Souls ... Nancy Sherman talked about her latest book, The Untold War: Inside the Hearts, Minds, and Souls of Our Soldiers. Professor Sherman was interviewed at Georgetown University as part of Book TV’s College Series.
5:28 am ET Approx. 1 hr. 33 min. Book Discussion on Gilded Lives, Fatal Voyage In his book Hugh Brewster profiles several of the first-class passengers aboard the RMS ... In his book Hugh Brewster profiles several of the first-class passengers aboard the RMS Titanic. The ship with 2,209 on-board included passengers such as Major Archibald Butt, close adviser to President William Howard Taft, millionaire John Jacob Astor, and silent film actress Dorothy Gibson. When the Titanic sank on April 15, 1912, there were only 712 survivors. Mr. Brewster used slides as he talked about the history of interest in the Titanic and the discovery of the wreck. Topics included the intersections of many lives touched by the ship, including Edwin Austin Abbey, whose painting were in the historic Abbey Room of the Boston Public Library where the talk was given. Mr. Brewster responded to questions from members of the audience.