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7:00 am ET Approx. 1 hr. 9 min. LIVE Open Phones Telephone lines were open for comments on the question, “Which Republican National Committee ... Telephone lines were open for comments on the question, “Which Republican National Committee speaker are you looking forward to hearing, and why?” 6:59 am ET Approx. 53 min. Book Discussion on Neptune's Inferno: The U.S. Navy at Guadalcanal ; James Hornfischer discussed his book, Neptune’s Inferno: The U.S. Navy at ... James Hornfischer discussed his book, Neptune’s Inferno: The U.S. Navy at Guadalcanal. He used maps during his presentation, and responded to questions from members of the audience. This talk was part of the 2012 Colby Military Writers' Symposium, held annually at Norwich University in Northfield, Vermont. 6:32 am ET Approx. 56 min. Congressional Cemetery Rebecca Roberts gave a tour of Washington’s Congressional Cemetery as she talked about its ... Rebecca Roberts gave a tour of Washington’s Congressional Cemetery as she talked about its history and some of the people buried there. Located 18 blocks from the U.S. Capitol, for much of the 19th century it was the traditional burial site for members of Congress who died in office. It is the final resting place for many military and government officials and other prominent Americans as well as the local residents and some notable people forgotten by history.
8:09 am ET Approx. 24 min. LIVE Politico Playbook Breakfast with Senator Roy Blunt ; Senator Roy Blunt (R-MO) was interviewed by Mike Allen at Politico.com’s daily discussion of ... Senator Roy Blunt (R-MO) was interviewed by Mike Allen at Politico.com’s daily discussion of the 2012 Republican National Convention. They talked about tax policy, the value of congressional endorsements, what might happen during the congressional lame duck session, the Missouri Senate race between Representative Todd Akin and Senator Claire McCaskill, and Mitt Romney. 7:59 am ET Approx. 1 hr. 52 min. A Tribute to Christopher Hitchens A tribute was held for author Christopher Hitchens, who died on December 15, 2011. Numerous ... A tribute was held for author Christopher Hitchens, who died on December 15, 2011. Numerous speakers, including family, friends, and colleagues, spoke about their relationships and read excerpts from Christopher Hitchens' work. There were also a few slides and some music. The event was hosted by Vanity Fair magazine at the Great Hall of the Cooper Union in New York City. 7:29 am ET Approx. 2 min. Paintings of the 19th Century White House The White House Historical Association commissioned artist Peter Waddell to make 14 paintings of ... The White House Historical Association commissioned artist Peter Waddell to make 14 paintings of the White House as it appeared throughout the 19th century. The thoroughly researched and highly detailed paintings took six years to create. The paintings depict the President’s House from construction in 1792 to Theodore Roosevelt’s major renovation in 1902 and include changes to the out buildings and grounds as well as the interior rooms.
Mr. Waddell gave a tour of the paintings on exhibit at the White House Visitor Center through November 28, 2011. The exhibit, “An Artist Visits the White House Past: The Paintings of Peter Waddell,” was organized by the White House Historical Association and the Office of the Curator of the White House in cooperation with the National Park Service.
8:34 am ET Approx. 43 min. LIVE Steve Bousquet on the Republican National Convention ; Steve Bousquet previewed the Republican National Convention, and he responded to telephone calls ... Steve Bousquet previewed the Republican National Convention, and he responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. He talked about the speakers for the first night, and the mood and climate of the convention, and he shared some of his insight into the politics of Florida. 9:55 am ET Approx. 4 min. Publisher Interview with Carrie Adams ; Carrie Adams talked about recent and forthcoming books from the University of Chicago ... Carrie Adams talked about recent and forthcoming books from the University of Chicago 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. 7:32 am ET Approx. 27 min. George Washington's Distillery ; ; An authentic working replica of George Washington’s distillery and gristmill were ... An authentic working replica of George Washington’s distillery and gristmill were reconstructed on the original foundations at Mount Vernon. Whiskey and other spirits are made there as it was done two centuries ago. Dennis Pogue, author of Founding Spirits: George Washington and the Beginnings of the American Whiskey Industry, Steve Boshare, and consultant David Pickerell gave a tour as an apple brandy was being made. They talked about the archeological reconstruction process, distillery operations, and the role of the distillery in George Washington’s life. He was the only Founding Father to commercially operate a whiskey distillery and, one of the largest of its time, it was one of the most successful economic components of Mount Vernon.
9:17 am ET Approx. 13 min. LIVE Open Phones Telephone lines were open for viewer comments.  Telephone lines were open for viewer comments.  10:00 am ET Approx. 47 min. Book Discussion on Heroes for My Daughter Brad Meltzer presents a collection of women (and some men) throughout history that he believes his ... Brad Meltzer presents a collection of women (and some men) throughout history that he believes his daughter, Lila, can look up to and derive strength from. The author profiles a range of historical figures, from astronaut Sally Ride to Civil Rights leader Rosa Parks and aviator Amelia Earhart. At this presentation Mr. Meltzer was introduced by his son, and his daughter read the entry about her mother. He told a story behind the photograph of actor Christopher Reeve that is included in the book and told how he developed an inspirational clothing line. Mr. Meltz responded to questions from members of the audience at Books and Books in Coral Gables, Florida. 8:00 am ET Approx. 54 min. Paintings of the 19th Century White House The White House Historical Association commissioned artist Peter Waddell to make 14 paintings of ... The White House Historical Association commissioned artist Peter Waddell to make 14 paintings of the White House as it appeared throughout the 19th century. The thoroughly researched and highly detailed paintings took six years to create. The paintings depict the President’s House from construction in 1792 to Theodore Roosevelt’s major renovation in 1902 and include changes to the out buildings and grounds as well as the interior rooms.
Mr. Waddell gave a tour of the paintings on exhibit at the White House Visitor Center through November 28, 2011. The exhibit, “An Artist Visits the White House Past: The Paintings of Peter Waddell,” was organized by the White House Historical Association and the Office of the Curator of the White House in cooperation with the National Park Service.
9:30 am ET Approx. 40 min. LIVE Romney Presidential Campaign Ron Kaufman talked about Mitt Romney’s 2012 presidential campaign. Topics included ... Ron Kaufman talked about Mitt Romney’s 2012 presidential campaign. Topics included Mr. Romney’s place in the tea party movement, choice of Paul Ryan as his running mate, leadership skills and ability to work with Democrats, and energy and economic plans. During questions from the audience Mr. Kaufman was asked about negative campaign ads. 10:49 am ET Approx. 10 min. Summer Reading with Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-TX) responded to the question, "What are you reading this ... Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-TX) responded to the question, "What are you reading this summer? The date and location of the interview are not known 8:56 am ET Approx. 48 min. Architecture and History Next on American History TV, Pulitzer Prize-winning author David McCullough on architecture and ... Next on American History TV, Pulitzer Prize-winning author David McCullough on architecture and history. He talks about the influence of European culture on architects and architecture in the United States. He spoke to the American Institute of Architects National Convention in Washington DC in May. This is about fifty minutes.
10:14 am ET Approx. 45 min. LIVE 2012 Presidential Election and Polling Pollsters talked about canvassing data on President Obama and Mitt Romney. Topics included ... Pollsters talked about canvassing data on President Obama and Mitt Romney. Topics included the candidates' weaknesses among various voter demographics, former Obama supporters who are backing Romney, the influence of the economy on voters, health care, and electoral math. They also answered questions from audience members. 10:59 am ET Approx. 58 min. Book Discussion on All In: The Education of General Petraeus ; ; Former Army officer Paula Broadwell talked about David Petraeus' military career and his impact on ... Former Army officer Paula Broadwell talked about David Petraeus' military career and his impact on the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. General Petraeus gave her access to himself and his team for the book. She was joined by her co-author Vernon Loeb in responding to questions from members of the audience at Politics and Prose in Washington, D.C. 9:45 am ET Approx. 2 min. Paintings of the 19th Century White House The White House Historical Association commissioned artist Peter Waddell to make 14 paintings of ... The White House Historical Association commissioned artist Peter Waddell to make 14 paintings of the White House as it appeared throughout the 19th century. The thoroughly researched and highly detailed paintings took six years to create. The paintings depict the President’s House from construction in 1792 to Theodore Roosevelt’s major renovation in 1902 and include changes to the out buildings and grounds as well as the interior rooms.
Mr. Waddell gave a tour of the paintings on exhibit at the White House Visitor Center through November 28, 2011. The exhibit, “An Artist Visits the White House Past: The Paintings of Peter Waddell,” was organized by the White House Historical Association and the Office of the Curator of the White House in cooperation with the National Park Service.
11:00 am ET Approx. 33 min. LIVE Florida's Self-Defense Law ; Florida State Representative Dennis Baxley talked about his state’s “Stand Your ... Florida State Representative Dennis Baxley talked about his state’s “Stand Your Ground” law, which defines legal grounds for the use of self-defense against another’s use of unlawful force. He also responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. Topics included the history of the law, its influence on other states' laws, and some of the controversies surrounding the law. 12:00 pm ET Approx. 1 hr. 2 min. Book Discussion on Pax Ethnica: Where and How Diversity Succeeds ; ; Karl Meyer and Shareen Blair Brysac look at places around the world where people of diverse ... Karl Meyer and Shareen Blair Brysac look at places around the world where people of diverse ethnicities, races, and religions co-exist in peace to find out what can be learned and applied to troubled areas of the world. They responded to questions from members of the audience at the New York Society Library in New York City.  9:49 am ET Approx. 29 min. James Madison's Montpelier Michael Quinn gave a tour of the home of James and Dolley Madison and talked about why the fourth ... Michael Quinn gave a tour of the home of James and Dolley Madison and talked about why the fourth president of the United States is often called “the father of the U.S. Constitution.” Montpelier, the home of President James Madison, is located ninety miles south of the nation’s capital. The 2,650 acre estate in Orange County, Virginia, is a property of the National Trust for Historic Preservation that is managed by the Montpelier Foundation.
11:33 am ET Approx. 26 min. LIVE Tampa's Preparations for the Republican National Convention ; Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn (D) talked the city’s economic, state, and efforts in preparing for ... Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn (D) talked the city’s economic, state, and efforts in preparing for the Republican National Convention. He described the effects of Tropical Storm Isaac on the convention, previewed his speech as the only Democratic speaker at the event, discussed the presence of protestors. He also responded to telephone calls and electronic communications.
At the beginning of the program, C-SPAN showed scenes from Radio Row at the convention center.
1:05 pm ET Approx. 1 hr. 20 min. Book Discussion on The Good Food Revolution ; ; Will Allen recounts his career change from a former professional basketball player and executive ... Will Allen recounts his career change from a former professional basketball player and executive at Proctor and Gamble to urban farmer. In 1993, Mr. Allen bought a two-acre plot of land in close proximity to Milwaukee’s biggest housing project. From this initial purchase, Mr. Allen created an urban farm that now grows forty tons of vegetables and raises 100,000 fish that can feed ten thousand people a year. Will Allen talked about the work of his organization, Growing Power, in developing community food systems to allow everyone access to fresh, safe, affordable and nutritious foods. The program opened with a video. Mr. Allen showed slides during his presentation and then responded to questions from members of the audience at Boswell Book Company in Milwaukee. 10:19 am ET Approx. 1 hr. 8 min. Construction of the Capitol Visitor Center ; Tom Fontana detailed the history of the construction of the Capitol Visitor Center, the largest ... Tom Fontana detailed the history of the construction of the Capitol Visitor Center, the largest addition to the Capitol in its 218-year history. The Visitor Center was built entirely below ground to preserve the Capitol and revive the historic Frederick Law Olmsted landscape. Mr. Fontana had represented the project for the Architect of the Capitol since pre-construction work began in October 2001. The center opened to the public in December 2008.
This was the final event of the U.S. Capitol Historical Society’s noon 2011 Summer Brown Bag Series.
12:00 pm ET Approx. 2 min. President Obama Remarks on Tropical Storm Isaac President Obama encouraged Gulf Coast residents to listen to local officials about Tropical Storm ... President Obama encouraged Gulf Coast residents to listen to local officials about Tropical Storm Isaac, especially if instructed to evacuate.  2:26 pm ET Approx. 3 min. First Ladies Promotion A look at C-SPAN’s new series, "First Ladies Influences & Image", starting in February 2013. A look at C-SPAN’s new series, "First Ladies Influences & Image", starting in February 2013. 11:28 am ET Approx. 29 min. Richard Nixon Birthplace Museum Docent Darlene Sky talked about the house where President Richard Nixon was born and his life ... Docent Darlene Sky talked about the house where President Richard Nixon was born and his life there. The house is on the grounds of the Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum. The 37th president was born there in 1913, and he was laid to rest near the house in 1994. A video clip was shown of his funeral in front of the house in Yorba Linda, California.
12:04 pm ET Approx. 22 min. Politico Playbook Breakfast with Senator Roy Blunt ; Senator Roy Blunt (R-MO) was interviewed by Mike Allen at Politico.com’s daily discussion of ... Senator Roy Blunt (R-MO) was interviewed by Mike Allen at Politico.com’s daily discussion of the 2012 Republican National Convention. They talked about tax policy, the value of congressional endorsements, what might happen during the congressional lame duck session, the Missouri Senate race between Representative Todd Akin and Senator Claire McCaskill, and Mitt Romney. 2:29 pm ET Approx. 26 min. Publishing News with Sarah Weinman ; Sarah Weinman, news director for Publishers Marketplace, talked about the book business, including ... Sarah Weinman, news director for Publishers Marketplace, talked about the book business, including the settlement of the Google lawsuit and electronic books. 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. 11:58 am ET Approx. 1 hr. 8 min. New York Architecture of the 1920s Architectural historian Barry Lewis talked about the Art Deco architecture of New York City during ... Architectural historian Barry Lewis talked about the Art Deco architecture of New York City during the Jazz Age. Topics included the German origins and American interpretation of apartments and skyscrapers. He showed slides throughout his presentation.
“Prohibition New York: Art Deco of the 1920s” was part of the Bernard and Irene Schwartz Distinguished Speakers Series on History and Current Affairs, held in the Robert H. Smith Auditorium of the New York Historical Society.
12:27 pm ET Approx. 2 min. Barkley Kern Interview on C-SPAN Convention Hub Barkley Kern demonstrated the C-SPAN Convention Hub. He told viewers where to find live ... Barkley Kern demonstrated the C-SPAN Convention Hub. He told viewers where to find live streams, videos, tweets, news, and schedules as well as how to interact with methods such as touts and clips.  3:00 pm ET Approx. 53 min. Book Discussion on Neptune's Inferno: The U.S. Navy at Guadalcanal ; James Hornfischer discussed his book, Neptune’s Inferno: The U.S. Navy at ... James Hornfischer discussed his book, Neptune’s Inferno: The U.S. Navy at Guadalcanal. He used maps during his presentation, and responded to questions from members of the audience. This talk was part of the 2012 Colby Military Writers' Symposium, held annually at Norwich University in Northfield, Vermont. 1:09 pm ET Approx. 2 min. Paintings of the 19th Century White House The White House Historical Association commissioned artist Peter Waddell to make 14 paintings of ... The White House Historical Association commissioned artist Peter Waddell to make 14 paintings of the White House as it appeared throughout the 19th century. The thoroughly researched and highly detailed paintings took six years to create. The paintings depict the President’s House from construction in 1792 to Theodore Roosevelt’s major renovation in 1902 and include changes to the out buildings and grounds as well as the interior rooms.
Mr. Waddell gave a tour of the paintings on exhibit at the White House Visitor Center through November 28, 2011. The exhibit, “An Artist Visits the White House Past: The Paintings of Peter Waddell,” was organized by the White House Historical Association and the Office of the Curator of the White House in cooperation with the National Park Service.
12:31 pm ET Approx. 25 min. Politico Playbook Breakfast with Ron Kaufman ; Ron Kaufman was interviewed by Mike Allen at Politico’s daily discussion of the 2012 ... Ron Kaufman was interviewed by Mike Allen at Politico’s daily discussion of the 2012 Republican National Convention. He answered questions about differences between a Romney administration and that of George W. Bush, perceptions of Mitt Romney by voters, Mr. Romney’s personality outside the campaign trail, and other topics. 3:54 pm ET Approx. 2 min. Summer Reading with Representative Tim Ryan When asked about his summer reading, Representative Tim Ryan (D-OH) said he was reading: Robert ... When asked about his summer reading, Representative Tim Ryan (D-OH) said he was reading: Robert Caro’s The Passage of Power, Edward O. Wilson’s The Social Conquest of Earth, and Father Thomas Keating’s Heartfulness.
The date and location of the interview are not known.
1:13 pm ET Approx. 3 min. First Ladies Promotion A look at C-SPAN’s new series, "First Ladies Influences & Image", starting in February 2013. A look at C-SPAN’s new series, "First Ladies Influences & Image", starting in February 2013.
12:57 pm ET Approx. 3 min. First Ladies Promotion A look at C-SPAN’s new series, "First Ladies Influences & Image", starting in February 2013. A look at C-SPAN’s new series, "First Ladies Influences & Image", starting in February 2013. 3:57 pm ET Approx. 1 min. Summer Reading Tweets, 1 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?” 1:17 pm ET Approx. 1 hr. 25 min. History of the Golden Gate Bridge A symposium was held to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the opening of the Golden Gate ... A symposium was held to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the opening of the Golden Gate Bridge. Topics included the background of the area before the bridge was built, details of its construction, and its impact on the region. The panelists showed slides as they discusses themes such as preservation, commerce, labor, geography, and demographics that are typically overlooked in standard accounts of the Golden Gate Bridge, which have traditionally focused on the bridge’s importance as an artistic and engineering feat. The panelists responded to questions from members of the audience. John King moderated.
“Spanning Space and Time: The Golden Gate Bridge and the Transformation of the Bay Area” was a program at the California Historical Society in partnership with San Francisco Architectural Heritage and the National Trust for Historic Preservation.
1:00 pm ET Approx. 55 min. LIVE Republican National Convention, Day Two Preview C-SPAN’s preview of the second day of the Republican National Convention included an ... C-SPAN’s preview of the second day of the Republican National Convention included an overview of some of the main speakers, key issues at the convention, interviews with delegates and journalists, and behind-the-scenes footage.  4:00 pm ET Approx. 1 hr. 51 min. A Tribute to Christopher Hitchens A tribute was held for author Christopher Hitchens, who died on December 15, 2011. Numerous ... A tribute was held for author Christopher Hitchens, who died on December 15, 2011. Numerous speakers, including family, friends, and colleagues, spoke about their relationships and read excerpts from Christopher Hitchens' work. There were also a few slides and some music. The event was hosted by Vanity Fair magazine at the Great Hall of the Cooper Union in New York City. 2:43 pm ET Approx. 1 hr. 6 min. History of the Statue of Liberty ; Edward Berenson, author of Statue of Liberty: A Transatlantic Story, talked about the ... Edward Berenson, author of Statue of Liberty: A Transatlantic Story, talked about the beginnings, controversies and changing meanings of the national monument. He was interviewed by Melissa Martens and responded to questions from members of the audience.
This book launch event was held in conjunction with the exhibit “Emma Lazarus: Poet of Exiles,” held for the 125th anniversary of the dedication of the statue.
1:56 pm ET Approx. 4 hr. 29 min. LIVE Republican National Convention, Day Two, Afternoon Session “We Built It” was the theme of the second day of the 2012 Republican National ... “We Built It” was the theme of the second day of the 2012 Republican National Convention. Convention business included the various committees offering their platform proposals, and the convention officially nominating its presidential and vice presidential candidates with a roll call vote of the states. 5:55 pm ET Approx. 3 min. First Ladies Promotion A look at C-SPAN’s new series, "First Ladies Influences & Image", starting in February 2013. A look at C-SPAN’s new series, "First Ladies Influences & Image", starting in February 2013. 3:51 pm ET Approx. 2 min. Paintings of the 19th Century White House The White House Historical Association commissioned artist Peter Waddell to make 14 paintings of ... The White House Historical Association commissioned artist Peter Waddell to make 14 paintings of the White House as it appeared throughout the 19th century. The thoroughly researched and highly detailed paintings took six years to create. The paintings depict the President’s House from construction in 1792 to Theodore Roosevelt’s major renovation in 1902 and include changes to the out buildings and grounds as well as the interior rooms.
Mr. Waddell gave a tour of the paintings on exhibit at the White House Visitor Center through November 28, 2011. The exhibit, “An Artist Visits the White House Past: The Paintings of Peter Waddell,” was organized by the White House Historical Association and the Office of the Curator of the White House in cooperation with the National Park Service.
6:25 pm ET Approx. 48 min. LIVE C-SPAN Republican National Convention Coverage C-SPAN’s preview of the second day Republican National Convention evening session included ... C-SPAN’s preview of the second day Republican National Convention evening session included an overview of some of the main speakers, key issues at the convention, interviews with delegates, and behind-the-scenes footage. Telephone lines were open. Features of the C-SPAN Convention Hub were demonstrated, including a video interview with a Texas delegate. 5:59 pm ET Approx. 47 min. Book Discussion on Heroes for My Daughter Brad Meltzer presents a collection of women (and some men) throughout history that he believes his ... Brad Meltzer presents a collection of women (and some men) throughout history that he believes his daughter, Lila, can look up to and derive strength from. The author profiles a range of historical figures, from astronaut Sally Ride to Civil Rights leader Rosa Parks and aviator Amelia Earhart. At this presentation Mr. Meltzer was introduced by his son, and his daughter read the entry about her mother. He told a story behind the photograph of actor Christopher Reeve that is included in the book and told how he developed an inspirational clothing line. Mr. Meltz responded to questions from members of the audience at Books and Books in Coral Gables, Florida. 3:54 pm ET Approx. 3 min. Book Discussion on America's Heritage: Statue of Liberty A film from the 1950s titled America’s Heritage: The Statue of Liberty was ... A film from the 1950s titled America’s Heritage: The Statue of Liberty was shown.
On October 28th 1886, one hundred and twenty five years ago, President Grover Cleveland dedicated the Statue of Liberty, a gift from France.
11:15 pm ET Approx. 21 min. 2012 Republican National Convention, Day Two, Evening “We Built It” was the theme of the 2012 Republican National Convention’s second ... “We Built It” was the theme of the 2012 Republican National Convention’s second night. Speakers included Ann Romney, Governors Chris Christie (NJ), Bob McDonnell (VA,) and Scott Walker (WI), and Senator Kelly Ayotte (NH). 6:49 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.
3:59 pm ET Approx. 55 min. Paintings of the 19th Century White House The White House Historical Association commissioned artist Peter Waddell to make 14 paintings of ... The White House Historical Association commissioned artist Peter Waddell to make 14 paintings of the White House as it appeared throughout the 19th century. The thoroughly researched and highly detailed paintings took six years to create. The paintings depict the President’s House from construction in 1792 to Theodore Roosevelt’s major renovation in 1902 and include changes to the out buildings and grounds as well as the interior rooms.
Mr. Waddell gave a tour of the paintings on exhibit at the White House Visitor Center through November 28, 2011. The exhibit, “An Artist Visits the White House Past: The Paintings of Peter Waddell,” was organized by the White House Historical Association and the Office of the Curator of the White House in cooperation with the National Park Service.
11:37 pm ET Approx. 18 min. LIVE Open Phones on Day Two of Republican Convention C-SPAN’s review of day two of the Republican National Convention included speech highlights, ... C-SPAN’s review of day two of the Republican National Convention included speech highlights, viewer phone calls and electronic communications, and a preview of day three.  6:57 pm ET Approx. 1 min. Summer Reading Tweets, 2 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?” 4:55 pm ET Approx. 3 min. First Ladies Promotion A look at C-SPAN’s new series, "First Ladies Influences & Image", starting in February 2013. A look at C-SPAN’s new series, "First Ladies Influences & Image", starting in February 2013.
1:40 am ET Approx. 10 min. 2012 Republican National Convention, Day Two, Evening “We Built It” was the theme of the 2012 Republican National Convention’s second ... “We Built It” was the theme of the 2012 Republican National Convention’s second night. Speakers included Ann Romney, Governors Chris Christie (NJ), Bob McDonnell (VA,) and Scott Walker (WI), and Senator Kelly Ayotte (NH). 6:59 pm ET Approx. 58 min. Book Discussion on All In: The Education of General Petraeus ; ; Former Army officer Paula Broadwell talked about David Petraeus' military career and his impact on ... Former Army officer Paula Broadwell talked about David Petraeus' military career and his impact on the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. General Petraeus gave her access to himself and his team for the book. She was joined by her co-author Vernon Loeb in responding to questions from members of the audience at Politics and Prose in Washington, D.C. 5:00 pm ET Approx. 48 min. Architecture and History Next on American History TV, Pulitzer Prize-winning author David McCullough on architecture and ... Next on American History TV, Pulitzer Prize-winning author David McCullough on architecture and history. He talks about the influence of European culture on architects and architecture in the United States. He spoke to the American Institute of Architects National Convention in Washington DC in May. This is about fifty minutes.
1:54 am ET Approx. 29 min. Politico Wrap-Up of the Republican National Convention Day Two ; ; Politico.com reviewed Ann Romney and Governor Chris Christie’s speeches at the Republican ... Politico.com reviewed Ann Romney and Governor Chris Christie’s speeches at the Republican National Convention.  8:00 pm ET Approx. 1 hr. 15 min. Book Discussion on The Idea Factory ; ; Jon Gertner talked about the history of Bell Labs and the inventions it produced. During this ... Jon Gertner talked about the history of Bell Labs and the inventions it produced. During this event, Mr. Gertner was interviewed on stage by Dave Iverson. He also responded to questions submitted by members of the audience.
The program began with video clips from figures in computer history. This was part of the Computer History Museum 2012 lecture series celebrating Revolutionaries.
5:48 pm ET Approx. 29 min. James Madison's Montpelier Michael Quinn gave a tour of the home of James and Dolley Madison and talked about why the fourth ... Michael Quinn gave a tour of the home of James and Dolley Madison and talked about why the fourth president of the United States is often called “the father of the U.S. Constitution.” Montpelier, the home of President James Madison, is located ninety miles south of the nation’s capital. The 2,650 acre estate in Orange County, Virginia, is a property of the National Trust for Historic Preservation that is managed by the Montpelier Foundation.
2:24 am ET Approx. 4 min. Republican National Convention, Day Two, Afternoon Session “We Built It” was the theme of the second day of the 2012 Republican National ... “We Built It” was the theme of the second day of the 2012 Republican National Convention. Convention business included the various committees offering their platform proposals, and the convention officially nominating its presidential and vice presidential candidates with a roll call vote of the states. 9:16 pm ET Approx. 3 min. First Ladies Promotion A look at C-SPAN’s new series, "First Ladies Influences & Image", starting in February 2013. A look at C-SPAN’s new series, "First Ladies Influences & Image", starting in February 2013. 6:19 pm ET Approx. 1 hr. 7 min. Construction of the Capitol Visitor Center ; Tom Fontana detailed the history of the construction of the Capitol Visitor Center, the largest ... Tom Fontana detailed the history of the construction of the Capitol Visitor Center, the largest addition to the Capitol in its 218-year history. The Visitor Center was built entirely below ground to preserve the Capitol and revive the historic Frederick Law Olmsted landscape. Mr. Fontana had represented the project for the Architect of the Capitol since pre-construction work began in October 2001. The center opened to the public in December 2008.
This was the final event of the U.S. Capitol Historical Society’s noon 2011 Summer Brown Bag Series.
4:47 am ET Approx. 15 min. 2012 Republican National Convention, Day Two, Evening “We Built It” was the theme of the 2012 Republican National Convention’s second ... “We Built It” was the theme of the 2012 Republican National Convention’s second night. Speakers included Ann Romney, Governors Chris Christie (NJ), Bob McDonnell (VA,) and Scott Walker (WI), and Senator Kelly Ayotte (NH). 9:19 pm 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. 7:27 pm ET Approx. 2 min. Paintings of the 19th Century White House The White House Historical Association commissioned artist Peter Waddell to make 14 paintings of ... The White House Historical Association commissioned artist Peter Waddell to make 14 paintings of the White House as it appeared throughout the 19th century. The thoroughly researched and highly detailed paintings took six years to create. The paintings depict the President’s House from construction in 1792 to Theodore Roosevelt’s major renovation in 1902 and include changes to the out buildings and grounds as well as the interior rooms.
Mr. Waddell gave a tour of the paintings on exhibit at the White House Visitor Center through November 28, 2011. The exhibit, “An Artist Visits the White House Past: The Paintings of Peter Waddell,” was organized by the White House Historical Association and the Office of the Curator of the White House in cooperation with the National Park Service.
5:05 am ET Approx. 1 hr. Romney Presidential Campaign Advisers for Mitt Romney previewed his convention speech and talked about his campaign. They ... Advisers for Mitt Romney previewed his convention speech and talked about his campaign. They discussed women voters, his selection of Representative Paul Ryan (R-WI) as his running mate, and other topics. 10:09 pm ET Approx. 18 min. Book Discussion on What Color Is My World? ; Kareem Abdul-Jabbar talked about his children’s book, What Color Is My World?: The Lost ... Kareem Abdul-Jabbar talked about his children’s book, What Color Is My World?: The Lost History of African-American Inventors, 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 closed with scenes of the festival and schedule information.
7:30 pm ET Approx. 29 min. Richard Nixon Birthplace Museum Docent Darlene Sky talked about the house where President Richard Nixon was born and his life ... Docent Darlene Sky talked about the house where President Richard Nixon was born and his life there. The house is on the grounds of the Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum. The 37th president was born there in 1913, and he was laid to rest near the house in 1994. A video clip was shown of his funeral in front of the house in Yorba Linda, California.
6:07 am ET Approx. 4 min. Republican National Convention, Day Two, Afternoon Session “We Built It” was the theme of the second day of the 2012 Republican National ... “We Built It” was the theme of the second day of the 2012 Republican National Convention. Convention business included the various committees offering their platform proposals, and the convention officially nominating its presidential and vice presidential candidates with a roll call vote of the states. 10:28 pm ET Approx. 3 min. Publisher Interview with Will Weisser ; Will Weisser talked about recent and forthcoming books from Sentinel.
He was interviewed at ...
Will Weisser talked about recent and forthcoming books from Sentinel.
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.
8:02 pm ET Approx. 1 hr. 9 min. New York Architecture of the 1920s Architectural historian Barry Lewis talked about the Art Deco architecture of New York City during ... Architectural historian Barry Lewis talked about the Art Deco architecture of New York City during the Jazz Age. Topics included the German origins and American interpretation of apartments and skyscrapers. He showed slides throughout his presentation.
“Prohibition New York: Art Deco of the 1920s” was part of the Bernard and Irene Schwartz Distinguished Speakers Series on History and Current Affairs, held in the Robert H. Smith Auditorium of the New York Historical Society.
6:34 am ET Approx. 24 min. 2012 Republican National Convention, Day Two, Evening “We Built It” was the theme of the 2012 Republican National Convention’s second ... “We Built It” was the theme of the 2012 Republican National Convention’s second night. Speakers included Ann Romney, Governors Chris Christie (NJ), Bob McDonnell (VA,) and Scott Walker (WI), and Senator Kelly Ayotte (NH). 10:32 pm ET Approx. 1 hr. 26 min. Book Discussion on Steve Jobs ; Walter Isaacson talked about the personal life, professional career, inspiration, and legacy of ... Walter Isaacson talked about the personal life, professional career, inspiration, and legacy of Steve Jobs, the co-founder of Apple Computers. Walter Isaacson spoke with John Hollar at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, California. Apple items from the museum’s collection were on display, and a video clip from 1980 was shown of Steve Jobs talking about the beginnings of his company.
“The Authorized Biography of Steve Jobs: Walter Isaacson in Conversation with John Hollar” was part of the Computer History Museum 2011 lecture series celebrating Revolutionaries.
9:12 pm ET Approx. 5 min. Paintings of the 19th Century White House, Extra Peter Waddell talked about his painting of Mrs. Hayes' bedroom in the White ... Peter Waddell talked about his painting of Mrs. Hayes' bedroom in the White House. Topics included the people who lived in the house, and the changes over the years in interior decoration and in how the White House was perceived. The White House Historical Association had commissioned artist Peter Waddell to make 14 paintings of the White House as it appeared throughout the 19th century. 


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12:00 am ET Approx. 1 hr. 15 min. Book Discussion on The Idea Factory ; ; Jon Gertner talked about the history of Bell Labs and the inventions it produced. During this ... Jon Gertner talked about the history of Bell Labs and the inventions it produced. During this event, Mr. Gertner was interviewed on stage by Dave Iverson. He also responded to questions submitted by members of the audience.
The program began with video clips from figures in computer history. This was part of the Computer History Museum 2012 lecture series celebrating Revolutionaries.
9:18 pm ET Approx. 1 hr. 25 min. History of the Golden Gate Bridge A symposium was held to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the opening of the Golden Gate ... A symposium was held to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the opening of the Golden Gate Bridge. Topics included the background of the area before the bridge was built, details of its construction, and its impact on the region. The panelists showed slides as they discusses themes such as preservation, commerce, labor, geography, and demographics that are typically overlooked in standard accounts of the Golden Gate Bridge, which have traditionally focused on the bridge’s importance as an artistic and engineering feat. The panelists responded to questions from members of the audience. John King moderated.
“Spanning Space and Time: The Golden Gate Bridge and the Transformation of the Bay Area” was a program at the California Historical Society in partnership with San Francisco Architectural Heritage and the National Trust for Historic Preservation.
1:17 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. 10:45 pm ET Approx. 1 hr. 5 min. History of the Statue of Liberty ; Edward Berenson, author of Statue of Liberty: A Transatlantic Story, talked about the ... Edward Berenson, author of Statue of Liberty: A Transatlantic Story, talked about the beginnings, controversies and changing meanings of the national monument. He was interviewed by Melissa Martens and responded to questions from members of the audience.
This book launch event was held in conjunction with the exhibit “Emma Lazarus: Poet of Exiles,” held for the 125th anniversary of the dedication of the statue.
2:06 am ET Approx. 18 min. Book Discussion on What Color Is My World? ; Kareem Abdul-Jabbar talked about his children’s book, What Color Is My World?: The Lost ... Kareem Abdul-Jabbar talked about his children’s book, What Color Is My World?: The Lost History of African-American Inventors, 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 closed with scenes of the festival and schedule information.
11:52 pm ET Approx. 3 min. Book Discussion on America's Heritage: Statue of Liberty A film from the 1950s titled America’s Heritage: The Statue of Liberty was ... A film from the 1950s titled America’s Heritage: The Statue of Liberty was shown.
On October 28th 1886, one hundred and twenty five years ago, President Grover Cleveland dedicated the Statue of Liberty, a gift from France.
2:24 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.
11:57 pm ET Approx. 5 min. Woodrow Wilson House, Part 2, Portion In this portion of the program the contents of the Wilson’s bedroom closet were ... In this portion of the program the contents of the Wilson’s bedroom closet were examined. In March of 1921 President Woodrow Wilson and his wife Edith left the White House at the conclusion of his second term and moved into a home on S street near Embassy Row in Washington, DC.
Operated by the National Trust for Historic Preservation, the Woodrow Wilson House is now a museum. 
Executive Director Frank Aucella gave American Artifacts a tour of the 28 room home and discussed the life and presidency of Woodrow Wilson.
This is part two of a two-part program.
In Part one AHTV toured the lower floors of the home. In part two we tour the bedrooms of the Wilsons.
2:30 am ET Approx. 1 hr. 26 min. Book Discussion on Steve Jobs ; Walter Isaacson talked about the personal life, professional career, inspiration, and legacy of ... Walter Isaacson talked about the personal life, professional career, inspiration, and legacy of Steve Jobs, the co-founder of Apple Computers. Walter Isaacson spoke with John Hollar at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, California. Apple items from the museum’s collection were on display, and a video clip from 1980 was shown of Steve Jobs talking about the beginnings of his company.
“The Authorized Biography of Steve Jobs: Walter Isaacson in Conversation with John Hollar” was part of the Computer History Museum 2011 lecture series celebrating Revolutionaries.
12:02 am ET Approx. 55 min. Paintings of the 19th Century White House The White House Historical Association commissioned artist Peter Waddell to make 14 paintings of ... The White House Historical Association commissioned artist Peter Waddell to make 14 paintings of the White House as it appeared throughout the 19th century. The thoroughly researched and highly detailed paintings took six years to create. The paintings depict the President’s House from construction in 1792 to Theodore Roosevelt’s major renovation in 1902 and include changes to the out buildings and grounds as well as the interior rooms.
Mr. Waddell gave a tour of the paintings on exhibit at the White House Visitor Center through November 28, 2011. The exhibit, “An Artist Visits the White House Past: The Paintings of Peter Waddell,” was organized by the White House Historical Association and the Office of the Curator of the White House in cooperation with the National Park Service.
4:00 am ET Approx. 1 hr. 9 min. A Discussion on Publishing and Censorship in Iran ; ; Iranian author Mahmoud Dowlatabadi talked about the struggle to publish even non-politically ... Iranian author Mahmoud Dowlatabadi talked about the struggle to publish even non-politically motivated books in Iran (where he still lives) and the banning of his work by Iranian authorities. During this event, Mr. Dowlatabadi was interviewed by Professor Hamid Dabashi, with consecutive translation. This event at the Brooklyn office of Melville House was held to celebrate their publication in English of his novel, The Colonel. 1:00 am ET Approx. 48 min. Architecture and History Next on American History TV, Pulitzer Prize-winning author David McCullough on architecture and ... Next on American History TV, Pulitzer Prize-winning author David McCullough on architecture and history. He talks about the influence of European culture on architects and architecture in the United States. He spoke to the American Institute of Architects National Convention in Washington DC in May. This is about fifty minutes.
5:11 am ET Approx. 4 min. Publisher Interview with Sarita Varma ; Sarita Varma talked about recent and forthcoming books from Farrar, Straus, and Giroux.
She ...
Sarita Varma talked about recent and forthcoming books from Farrar, Straus, and Giroux.
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.
1:48 am ET Approx. 29 min. James Madison's Montpelier Michael Quinn gave a tour of the home of James and Dolley Madison and talked about why the fourth ... Michael Quinn gave a tour of the home of James and Dolley Madison and talked about why the fourth president of the United States is often called “the father of the U.S. Constitution.” Montpelier, the home of President James Madison, is located ninety miles south of the nation’s capital. The 2,650 acre estate in Orange County, Virginia, is a property of the National Trust for Historic Preservation that is managed by the Montpelier Foundation.
5:15 am ET Approx. 59 min. Book Discussion on Where They Stand Robert Merry examines how U.S. presidents are ranked in the eyes of historians and the ... Robert Merry examines how U.S. presidents are ranked in the eyes of historians and the populace. The author places the president’s in groupings to better understand their places in history, from “Leaders of Destiny” (Washington, Lincoln, FDR, Jefferson, Teddy Roosevelt, and Jackson) to “Split-Decision Presidents,” who had a better first term than second, (Wilson, Eisenhower, and Clinton) and “Utter Failures” (Fillmore, Andrew Johnson, Buchanan, and Pierce). Robert Merry responded to questions from members of the audiences at Politics & Prose Bookstore in Washington, D.C. 2:19 am ET Approx. 1 hr. 7 min. Construction of the Capitol Visitor Center ; Tom Fontana detailed the history of the construction of the Capitol Visitor Center, the largest ... Tom Fontana detailed the history of the construction of the Capitol Visitor Center, the largest addition to the Capitol in its 218-year history. The Visitor Center was built entirely below ground to preserve the Capitol and revive the historic Frederick Law Olmsted landscape. Mr. Fontana had represented the project for the Architect of the Capitol since pre-construction work began in October 2001. The center opened to the public in December 2008.
This was the final event of the U.S. Capitol Historical Society’s noon 2011 Summer Brown Bag Series.
6:16 am ET Approx. 11 min. Book Discussion on The Lost Promise of Civil Rights ; Professor Risa Goluboff talked about her book, The Lost Promise of Civil Rights. The ... Professor Risa Goluboff talked about her book, The Lost Promise of Civil Rights. The interview, part of Book TV’s college series, was recorded at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville. 3:28 am ET Approx. 29 min. Richard Nixon Birthplace Museum Docent Darlene Sky talked about the house where President Richard Nixon was born and his life ... Docent Darlene Sky talked about the house where President Richard Nixon was born and his life there. The house is on the grounds of the Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum. The 37th president was born there in 1913, and he was laid to rest near the house in 1994. A video clip was shown of his funeral in front of the house in Yorba Linda, California.
6:29 am 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.
3:59 am ET Approx. 1 hr. 8 min. New York Architecture of the 1920s Architectural historian Barry Lewis talked about the Art Deco architecture of New York City during ... Architectural historian Barry Lewis talked about the Art Deco architecture of New York City during the Jazz Age. Topics included the German origins and American interpretation of apartments and skyscrapers. He showed slides throughout his presentation.
“Prohibition New York: Art Deco of the 1920s” was part of the Bernard and Irene Schwartz Distinguished Speakers Series on History and Current Affairs, held in the Robert H. Smith Auditorium of the New York Historical Society.
6:31 am ET Approx. 1 hr. 8 min. Book Discussion on Freedom's Forge ; Arthur Herman recounts President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s call to industrial business ... Arthur Herman recounts President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s call to industrial business magnates William Knudsen and Henry Kaiser to leave their private sector positions and lead the U.S. war production effort during World War II. Knudsen, president of General Motors, and shipbuilder Kaiser utilized their connections to build a team of former private sector industrial minds from the likes of GE, Frigidaire, and Chrysler; dubbed the “dollar-a-year men,” they transformed the U.S. military’s aircraft and munitions productions. Mr. Herman argued that this success was not due to government direction of the economy but rather to freeing private enterprise to meet the demands of the market. He showed slides during his presentation and then responded to questions from members of the audience at this Book Forum of the American Enterprise Institute in Washington, D.C. 5:09 am ET Approx. 5 min. Paintings of the 19th Century White House, Extra Peter Waddell talked about his painting of Mrs. Hayes' bedroom in the White ... Peter Waddell talked about his painting of Mrs. Hayes' bedroom in the White House. Topics included the people who lived in the house, and the changes over the years in interior decoration and in how the White House was perceived. The White House Historical Association had commissioned artist Peter Waddell to make 14 paintings of the White House as it appeared throughout the 19th century. 


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5:16 am ET Approx. 5 min. Woodrow Wilson House, Part 2, Portion In this portion of the program the contents of the Wilson’s bedroom closet were ... In this portion of the program the contents of the Wilson’s bedroom closet were examined. In March of 1921 President Woodrow Wilson and his wife Edith left the White House at the conclusion of his second term and moved into a home on S street near Embassy Row in Washington, DC.
Operated by the National Trust for Historic Preservation, the Woodrow Wilson House is now a museum. 
Executive Director Frank Aucella gave American Artifacts a tour of the 28 room home and discussed the life and presidency of Woodrow Wilson.
This is part two of a two-part program.
In Part one AHTV toured the lower floors of the home. In part two we tour the bedrooms of the Wilsons.
5:21 am ET Approx. 1 hr. 25 min. History of the Golden Gate Bridge A symposium was held to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the opening of the Golden Gate ... A symposium was held to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the opening of the Golden Gate Bridge. Topics included the background of the area before the bridge was built, details of its construction, and its impact on the region. The panelists showed slides as they discusses themes such as preservation, commerce, labor, geography, and demographics that are typically overlooked in standard accounts of the Golden Gate Bridge, which have traditionally focused on the bridge’s importance as an artistic and engineering feat. The panelists responded to questions from members of the audience. John King moderated.
“Spanning Space and Time: The Golden Gate Bridge and the Transformation of the Bay Area” was a program at the California Historical Society in partnership with San Francisco Architectural Heritage and the National Trust for Historic Preservation.
6:48 am ET Approx. 1 hr. 5 min. History of the Statue of Liberty ; Edward Berenson, author of Statue of Liberty: A Transatlantic Story, talked about the ... Edward Berenson, author of Statue of Liberty: A Transatlantic Story, talked about the beginnings, controversies and changing meanings of the national monument. He was interviewed by Melissa Martens and responded to questions from members of the audience.
This book launch event was held in conjunction with the exhibit “Emma Lazarus: Poet of Exiles,” held for the 125th anniversary of the dedication of the statue.