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7:00 am ET Approx. 50 min. LIVE Open Phones Lines of communication were open for viewer commentary on the relevance of third parties. Lines of communication were open for viewer commentary on the relevance of third parties. 6:46 am ET Approx. 1 hr. 13 min. Book Discussion on Working on Mars ; William Clancey talked about the people who control the Mars Exploration Rovers from NASA’s ... William Clancey talked about the people who control the Mars Exploration Rovers from NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory and the experiments they conduct. He showed many slides throughout his presentation. Then he was interviewed by Angie Coiro and responded to questions submitted by members of the audience. This event at the Tech Museum in San Jose was held in partnership with the Commonwealth Club of California. 6:09 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.
7:52 am ET Approx. 39 min. LIVE Green Party Presidential Candidate ; Dr. Jill Stein discussed her candidacy for president on the Green Party ticket, the issues ... Dr. Jill Stein discussed her candidacy for president on the Green Party ticket, the issues that she cares about, the party’s platform, and challenges of third parties breaking through the current two-party system. She also answered questions from viewers. 8:00 am ET Approx. 40 min. Book Discussion on Elizabeth the Queen ; Sally Bedell Smith talked about her biography, Elizabeth the Queen: The Life of a Modern ... Sally Bedell Smith talked about her biography, Elizabeth the Queen: The Life of a Modern Monarch. In her book she recounts the life of Queen Elizabeth II, who ascended the British throne in 1952 at the age of twenty-five. The author examines the queen’s public and personal life, from her weekly meetings with the twelve British prime ministers who have served during her reign, to her sixty-four year marriage to Prince Phillip and her relationships with her children and grandchildren. She responded to questions from members of the audience.
This was an event in the History and Biography Pavilion of the 12th annual National Book Festival, held on the National Mall.
The program closed with scheduling information.
7:09 am ET Approx. 59 min. Q&A with John Paul Stevens ; Former Justice John Paul Stevens discussed his memoir that details the workings of the Supreme ... Former Justice John Paul Stevens discussed his memoir that details the workings of the Supreme Court from his personal interactions with the five most recent chief justices, beginning with the 1947 term and culminating in his resignation at the end of the 2010 term. He related his personal views of each chief justice and stories of his own career including his attendance at Northwestern Law School. He shared information about many of the most complex and controversial decisions he was involved with including freedom of speech, affirmative action, and capital punishment. 
John Paul Stevens graduated first in his class in 1947 and was co-editor of the Northwestern Law Review. Nominated by President Richard Nixon, he served as a judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit from 1970 until 1975. He was then nominated by President Gerald Ford as an associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, where he served until he retired in June 2010.
8:34 am ET Approx. 47 min. LIVE Virgil Goode, Constitution Party Presidential Candidate ; Former Congressman Virgil Goode discussed his candidacy for President on the Constitution party ... Former Congressman Virgil Goode discussed his candidacy for President on the Constitution party ticket, issues that he cares about, and the Constitution party platform. 8:41 am ET Approx. 27 min. Book Discussion on Elizabeth the Queen ; Sally Bedell Smith talked about her biography, Elizabeth the Queen: The Life of a Modern ... Sally Bedell Smith talked about her biography, Elizabeth the Queen: The Life of a Modern Monarch. In her book she recounts the life of Queen Elizabeth II, who ascended the British throne in 1952 at the age of twenty-five. She responded to telephone calls and electronic communications as well as to questions from members of the audience in the History and Biography Pavilion. She was interviewed following her presentation at the 12th annual National Book Festival, held on the National Mall. 8:09 am ET Approx. 29 min. Federal Architecture in Milwaukee Kathy Kean, a retired Wisconsin High School U.S. History teacher takes American History TV on a ... Kathy Kean, a retired Wisconsin High School U.S. History teacher takes American History TV on a tour of historic buildings and neighborhoods in Milwaukee. Ms. Kean was named the Gilder Lehrman National History Teacher of the Year in 2004 and has organized history & architecture tours for over thirty years. Working with the non-profit preservation & educational organization, Historic Milwaukee, Inc., Kathy Kean believes that history can be taught by examining changing architectural styles and public spaces.
9:23 am ET Approx. 35 min. LIVE Third Party Matters ; Donald J. Green, author of the book, Third-Party Matters: Politics, Presidents, and Third ... Donald J. Green, author of the book, Third-Party Matters: Politics, Presidents, and Third Parties in American History, discussed the evolution and impact role of third parties in the United States. 9:10 am ET Approx. 37 min. Book Discussion on Clarence Darrow: Attorney for the Damned ; John Farrell talked about his book, Clarence Darrow: Attorney for the Damned. He responded ... John Farrell talked about his book, Clarence Darrow: Attorney for the Damned. He responded to questions from members of the audience.
This was an event in the History and Biography Pavilion of the 12th annual National Book Festival, held on the National Mall.
8:38 am ET Approx. 1 hr. 6 min. Inside the President's Bunker Retired Lieutenant Colonel Robert Darling talked about his experiences on September 11, 2001, ... Retired Lieutenant Colonel Robert Darling talked about his experiences on September 11, 2001, inside the White House bunker, where he worked alongside Vice President Dick Cheney and National Security Adviser Condoleezza Rice. Darling is the author of 24 Hours Inside the President’s Bunker, 9-11-01: The White House. The College of the Ozarks in Point Lookout, Missouri hosted the discussion.
9:59 am ET Approx. 1 min. Ross Perot Interview ; ; Ross Perot talked with a reporter about the state of the economy and the nation, and the relevance ... Ross Perot talked with a reporter about the state of the economy and the nation, and the relevance of the issues he ran on in 1992 and 1996 in the 2012 elections, including federal debt and deficit spending, third party presidential runs, and the US education system. David Walker also sat in during the interview. Mr. Walker, a former U.S. comptroller general, had been working with Mr. Perot on initiatives to educate voters about economic issues in 2012 election. 10:00 am ET Approx. 42 min. Book Discussion on Saving the School In his book Michael Brick recounts an academic year at John H. Reagan High School in Austin, ... In his book Michael Brick recounts an academic year at John H. Reagan High School in Austin, Texas, and profiles the school’s principal Anabel Garza and many teachers, students, and staff. The focus is the school’s near closure in 2008 and its subsequent turnaround. At this event Michael Brick was joined by the principal, a teacher, and a coach in responding to questions from members of the audience at BookPeople bookstore in Austin, Texas. The event, attended by many teachers, students, and parents, celebrated the local high school. Mr. Brick’s wife graduated from Reagan High School. 9:45 am ET Approx. 1 hr. 23 min. History of Women in Politics The National Archives hosts a discussion on the history of women’s suffrage, with an ... The National Archives hosts a discussion on the history of women’s suffrage, with an emphasis on the impact of Mary McLeod Bethune. Panelists explore the past and current role of women in government and the gender divide in congress. It’s about 90 minutes.
10:01 am ET Approx. 31 min. Newsmakers with Secretary Shaun Donovan ; ; Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan talked about the state of the housing ... Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan talked about the state of the housing market. He also discussed the Federal Reserve’s effort to stimulate the market, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, and the role of housing issues in the 2012 election. 10:44 am ET Approx. 13 min. Book Discussion on The Lonely Soldier ; Helen Benedict talked about her book, The Lonely Soldier: The Private War of Women Serving in ... Helen Benedict talked about her book, The Lonely Soldier: The Private War of Women Serving in Iraq. The interview, part of Book TV’s college series, was recorded in the King’s College Room in Columbia University’s Low Library. 11:09 am ET Approx. 58 min. 150th Anniversary of the Battle of Second Manassas ; Historian James Robertson discussed the Civil War Battle of Second Manassas and Stonewall ... Historian James Robertson discussed the Civil War Battle of Second Manassas and Stonewall Jackson’s impact on the war. Robertson is the author of Stonewall Jackson: The Man, the Soldier, the Legend.
The Manassas National Battlefield Park hosted this hour-long program.
10:35 am ET Approx. 1 hr. 30 min. Ambassador Cameron Munter Remarks ; Cameron Munter talked about U.S.-Pakistan relations, focusing on the relationship since 2008 and ... Cameron Munter talked about U.S.-Pakistan relations, focusing on the relationship since 2008 and suggestions for improving relations. His remarks were his first public event since returning from the capital Islamabad. He said the effort started by former Ambassador Richard Holbrooke in 2008 to improve Pakistan relations had largely failed, and that the U.S. should work with countries like China to help Pakistan, while engaging non-government institutions within the country. He responded to questions from the audience. 10:58 am ET Approx. 1 min. New Books Being Published A list of books being published during the week. A list of books being published during the week. 12:08 pm ET Approx. 58 min. Life and Career of Chester A. Arthur Zachary Karabell examined Chester Alan Arthur, who was propelled into the presidency by the ... Zachary Karabell examined Chester Alan Arthur, who was propelled into the presidency by the assassination of James Garfield and turned his back on the patronage system that had nurtured him. Mr. Karabell argued that in creating a professional civil service he set America on a course toward even greater reforms in the decades to come. Mr. Karabell responded to questions from members of the audience at the Kansas City Public Library in Kansas City, Missouri. The event is part of the “Hail to the Chiefs” series on the American Presidency co-presented by the Kansas City Public Library and the Truman Library Institute and co-sponsored by KCUR’s “Up to Date.”
12:06 pm ET Approx. 45 min. Status and Prospects for the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty ; Undersecretary Rose Gottemoeller talked about prospects for Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty (CTBT) ... Undersecretary Rose Gottemoeller talked about prospects for Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty (CTBT) ratification, the status of the Stockpile Stewardship Management Program, efforts to ensure the safety and security of the U.S. nuclear arsenal, and other nuclear policy issues. 11:00 am ET Approx. 52 min. Book Discussion on The Parties Versus the People Mickey Edwards, former Republican Congressman from Oklahoma (1977-1992), argues that ... Mickey Edwards, former Republican Congressman from Oklahoma (1977-1992), argues that America’s political parties have obtained too much power. He posits that the parties have disenfranchised voters and hurt the legislative process by promoting partisanship and discouraging debate. He responded to questions from members of the audience at Politics &Prose Bookstore in Washington, D.C. 1:09 pm ET Approx. 1 hr. 35 min. The Secession Crisis History Professor Susan Schulten discussed the causes of America’s Civil War, including ... History Professor Susan Schulten discussed the causes of America’s Civil War, including President Abraham Lincoln’s refusal to allow slavery to expand into new territories. Professor Schulten explained that Lincoln refused to recognize the Confederacy as legitimate and viewed secession as illegal. The class took place at the University of Denver.
12:52 pm ET Approx. 55 min. Iowa 4th Congressional District Debate ; Republican Congressman Steve King and Democratic challenger Christie Vilsack debated for ... Republican Congressman Steve King and Democratic challenger Christie Vilsack debated for Iowa’s new 4th Congressional District. Courtesy of KTIV and Northwestern College. 11:53 am ET Approx. 7 min. Book Discussion on The Impeachment of Abraham Lincoln: A Novel ; Stephen Carter talked about his novel, The Impeachment of Abraham Lincoln. He talked about ... Stephen Carter talked about his novel, The Impeachment of Abraham Lincoln. He talked about how the book arose out of speculations about what could have happened if President Lincoln had survived what was his assassination. This scenario includes other efforts of his enemies to remove him from the White House.
He was interviewed while at the 12th annual National Book Festival, held on the National Mall.
The program opened and closed with scenes of the festival and scheduling information.
2:46 pm ET Approx. 23 min. Retirement of Justice Marshall In the East Conference room of the United States Supreme Court, Justice Thurgood Marshall ... In the East Conference room of the United States Supreme Court, Justice Thurgood Marshall responded to reporters' questions and comments about his retirement from the Court. With good humor, Justice Marshall responded to reporters' questions with sharp and short retorts, and would not comment on decisions made by the Court. He said he was retiring due to his declining health and that race should not be a factor in the selection of his successor. He discredited reports that he was leaving in frustration and anger over the conservative leanings of the current Supreme Court.
The retirement of Justice Marshall would become effective when the Senate confirms a successor.
1:49 pm ET Approx. 1 hr. 2 min. U.S. Supreme Court 2012 Term Preview The Federalist Society previewed the 2012 U.S. Supreme Court Term. The Federalist Society previewed the 2012 U.S. Supreme Court Term. 12:00 pm ET Approx. 56 min. After Words with Richard Miniter ; Mr. Miniter argues that President Obama has been indecisive and conflicted throughout much of ... Mr. Miniter argues that President Obama has been indecisive and conflicted throughout much of his presidency, and that many of his victories can be credited to behind the scenes advisers. Mr. Miniter discussed the qualities of leadership and the research behind these conclusions with Karlyn Bowman. Cases they focused on included the death of Osama bin Laden, relations with Israel, the “Fast and Furious” gun-walking strategy, health care reform, and raising the federal debt ceiling. 3:10 pm ET Approx. 56 min. Senator Daniel Akaka Oral History Interview ; Senator Daniel Akaka of Hawaii, the first U.S. Senator with Native Hawaiian ancestry, was an ... Senator Daniel Akaka of Hawaii, the first U.S. Senator with Native Hawaiian ancestry, was an eyewitness to the Japanese bombing of Pearl Harbor and served during World War II with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. He was first elected to Congress in 1976 as a U.S. Representative. This was part of American History TV’s selection of oral history interviews with former and current Asian-American members of Congress.
2:52 pm ET Approx. 4 min. Red Mass Departures Footage of Supreme Court justices leaving the annual Red Mass was shown. The annual Red Mass ... Footage of Supreme Court justices leaving the annual Red Mass was shown. The annual Red Mass was held to mark the start of the new Supreme Court term. The event brings together some of the court’s members and other public officials involved with the law for blessings and guidance in the administration of justice. Attendees gathered outside the Cathedral of Saint Matthew the Apostle in Washington, DC. 12:59 pm ET Approx. 15 min. Diana Furchtgott-Roth Interview ; Diana Furchtgott-Roth talked about her pamphlet, How Obama’s Gender Policies Undermine ... Diana Furchtgott-Roth talked about her pamphlet, How Obama’s Gender Policies Undermine America, and her book, Women’s Figures: An Illustrated Guide to the Economic Progress of Women in America. She was interviewed while attending FreedomFest, the libertarian conference held July 11-14, 2012, in Bally’s Las Vegas Hotel and Casino. 4:09 pm ET Approx. 1 hr. 32 min. Churchill-Roosevelt Special Relationship A discussion on the wartime relationship between British Prime Minister Winston Churchill and ... A discussion on the wartime relationship between British Prime Minister Winston Churchill and President Franklin D. Roosevelt. Panelists explore the impact that FDR and Churchill had on global affairs, and their shared interests as world leaders. The Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum, along with the Roosevelt Institute, hosted this 90-minute event.
2:59 pm ET Approx. 1 hr. 24 min. World Economy and Policy ; Christine Lagarde talked about the state of the global economy. She said the IMF ... Christine Lagarde talked about the state of the global economy. She said the IMF (International Monetary Fund) would likely forecast an overall downward economic trend globally, despite recent positive actions by central banks to provide some stimulus. She further said that “uncertainty” was one of the main drags on the global economy. She did, however, praise central banks, including the Federal Reserve, for recent efforts to improve economic growth through monetary policy. She responded to questions from the audience. 1:15 pm ET Approx. 29 min. Book Discussion on Freedom Manifesto ; Steve Forbes talked about his book, Freedom Manifesto: Why Free Markets Are Moral and Big ... Steve Forbes talked about his book, Freedom Manifesto: Why Free Markets Are Moral and Big Government Isn’t, a follow-up to his book, How Capitalism Will Save Us. He was interviewed while attending FreedomFest, which was held July 11-14, 2012, in Bally’s Las Vegas Hotel and Casino. 5:42 pm ET Approx. 1 hr. 25 min. Indian Removal from the Southeastern U.S. University of Hartford history professor Laurel Clark Shire looked at government policies towards ... University of Hartford history professor Laurel Clark Shire looked at government policies towards Native Americans living in the southeastern United States from the late 1700s until the mid-1800s. She examined the factors that led to the removal of Indian tribes west to territories in what is today Oklahoma, and talked about how some tribes attempted to avoid removal by changing their culture to be more like that of white settlers. She also looked at armed resistance to removal by the Seminoles in Florida. This class was an hour and 25 minutes.
4:26 pm ET Approx. 1 hr. 29 min. Fact Checking the 2012 Presidential Candidates Journalists predicted some of the deceptive statements that President Obama and Mitt Romney might ... Journalists predicted some of the deceptive statements that President Obama and Mitt Romney might make in the first of their three debates. Some of the subjects they talked about were Medicare, welfare reform, federal budget savings from ending the Iraq war, and gas prices. Following their discussion they answered questions from the audience. One of the audience members asked if fact checkers tended to point out inaccurate statements of Republican candidates more than those of Democrats. 1:45 pm ET Approx. 12 min. Book Discussion on Seven Principles of Good Government ; Former Governor Gary Johnson (R-NM), the 2012 Libertarian Party presidential nominee, talked about ... Former Governor Gary Johnson (R-NM), the 2012 Libertarian Party presidential nominee, talked about his new book, Seven Principles of Good Government: Liberty, People, and Politics. He was interviewed while attending FreedomFest, which was held July 11-14, 2012, in Bally’s Las Vegas Hotel and Casino. 7:09 pm ET Approx. 29 min. Federal Architecture in Milwaukee Kathy Kean, a retired Wisconsin High School U.S. History teacher takes American History TV on a ... Kathy Kean, a retired Wisconsin High School U.S. History teacher takes American History TV on a tour of historic buildings and neighborhoods in Milwaukee. Ms. Kean was named the Gilder Lehrman National History Teacher of the Year in 2004 and has organized history & architecture tours for over thirty years. Working with the non-profit preservation & educational organization, Historic Milwaukee, Inc., Kathy Kean believes that history can be taught by examining changing architectural styles and public spaces.
6:00 pm ET Approx. 31 min. Newsmakers with Secretary Shaun Donovan ; ; Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan talked about the state of the housing ... Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan talked about the state of the housing market. He also discussed the Federal Reserve’s effort to stimulate the market, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, and the role of housing issues in the 2012 election. 1:57 pm ET Approx. 1 min. New Books Being Published A list of books being published during the week. A list of books being published during the week. 7:39 pm ET Approx. 1 hr. 5 min. Inside the President's Bunker Retired Lieutenant Colonel Robert Darling talked about his experiences on September 11, 2001, ... Retired Lieutenant Colonel Robert Darling talked about his experiences on September 11, 2001, inside the White House bunker, where he worked alongside Vice President Dick Cheney and National Security Adviser Condoleezza Rice. Darling is the author of 24 Hours Inside the President’s Bunker, 9-11-01: The White House. The College of the Ozarks in Point Lookout, Missouri hosted the discussion.
6:32 pm ET Approx. 29 min. First Lady Michelle Obama Campaign Event First Lady Michelle Obama spoke at a campaign event in Appleton, Wisconsin. First Lady Michelle Obama spoke at a campaign event in Appleton, Wisconsin. 1:59 pm ET Approx. 1 hr. 29 min. Book Discussion on Occupy the Economy ; Richard Wolff and David Barsamian talked about the economic crisis and argued that it can be ... Richard Wolff and David Barsamian talked about the economic crisis and argued that it can be traced back to the 1970s, when the economic system shifted from benefiting a vast majority of Americans to one which mostly benefits only the very rich. Mr. Wolff responded to some questions submitted by members of the audience at City Lights Bookstore in San Francisco. 8:45 pm ET Approx. 1 hr. 23 min. History of Women in Politics The National Archives hosts a discussion on the history of women’s suffrage, with an ... The National Archives hosts a discussion on the history of women’s suffrage, with an emphasis on the impact of Mary McLeod Bethune. Panelists explore the past and current role of women in government and the gender divide in congress. It’s about 90 minutes.
7:03 pm ET Approx. 55 min. Wisconsin Senate Debate ; Wisconsin Senate candidate Representative Tammy Baldwin (D) and former Governor Tommy Thompson (R) ... Wisconsin Senate candidate Representative Tammy Baldwin (D) and former Governor Tommy Thompson (R) debated various issues. 3:30 pm 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. 10:09 pm ET Approx. 29 min. Federal Architecture in Milwaukee Kathy Kean, a retired Wisconsin High School U.S. History teacher takes American History TV on a ... Kathy Kean, a retired Wisconsin High School U.S. History teacher takes American History TV on a tour of historic buildings and neighborhoods in Milwaukee. Ms. Kean was named the Gilder Lehrman National History Teacher of the Year in 2004 and has organized history & architecture tours for over thirty years. Working with the non-profit preservation & educational organization, Historic Milwaukee, Inc., Kathy Kean believes that history can be taught by examining changing architectural styles and public spaces.
8:00 pm ET Approx. 1 hr. Q&A with Allan Sloan and Geoff Colvin ; ; Allan Sloan and Geoff Colvin talked about their Fortune Magazine cover story, “Hey ... Allan Sloan and Geoff Colvin talked about their Fortune Magazine cover story, “Hey Washington: Enough Already!” They describe the article as a common sense approach to steering the economy out of its rut. The two say they usually have different journalistic and personal styles and generally reach different conclusions, suggesting that if they can reach a consensus members of Congress can, too. Some of their proposals are restricting payments of Medicare end-of-life care, surcharging smokers and the obese for Medicare coverage, raising the Social Security retirement, age and eliminating the tax deduction for mortgage interest. Both writers acknowledge that the proposals are painful and there must be shared misery for all Americans in order to improve the long term economic outlook for the country. 3:42 pm ET Approx. 2 min. National Book Festival Interviews Outside the Library of Congress pavilion at the 12th annual National Book Festival on the National ... Outside the Library of Congress pavilion at the 12th annual National Book Festival on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., Abbey Potter talked about the digital preservation exhibit and both educating people on preserving their personal digital archives and the digital collections of the Library of Congress. A high school librarian talked about the books he was sharing with a group of students. 10:38 pm ET Approx. 1 hr. 6 min. Inside the President's Bunker Retired Lieutenant Colonel Robert Darling talked about his experiences on September 11, 2001, ... Retired Lieutenant Colonel Robert Darling talked about his experiences on September 11, 2001, inside the White House bunker, where he worked alongside Vice President Dick Cheney and National Security Adviser Condoleezza Rice. Darling is the author of 24 Hours Inside the President’s Bunker, 9-11-01: The White House. The College of the Ozarks in Point Lookout, Missouri hosted the discussion.
9:02 pm ET Approx. 38 min. Liberal Democrats Party Conference with British Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg Deputy British Prime Minister and Liberal Democrat Leader Nick Clegg addressed his party members ... Deputy British Prime Minister and Liberal Democrat Leader Nick Clegg addressed his party members during their annual party conference in the seaside town of Brighton, England. 3:45 pm ET Approx. 54 min. Book Discussion on Israel: The Will to Prevail Danny Danon, deputy speaker of the Knesset and chairman of the World Likud Organization, argued ... Danny Danon, deputy speaker of the Knesset and chairman of the World Likud Organization, argued that Israel will never reach its security and foreign policy goals while under the wing of the United States, which he says does not always have Israel’s best interest at heart. He responded to questions from members of the audience at Politics and Prose Bookstore. 11:45 pm ET Approx. 1 hr. 23 min. History of Women in Politics The National Archives hosts a discussion on the history of women’s suffrage, with an ... The National Archives hosts a discussion on the history of women’s suffrage, with an emphasis on the impact of Mary McLeod Bethune. Panelists explore the past and current role of women in government and the gender divide in congress. It’s about 90 minutes.
9:44 pm ET Approx. 39 min. Egyptian President Morsi United Nations General Assembly Address Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi addressed the United Nations General Assembly. He opened his ... Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi addressed the United Nations General Assembly. He opened his remarks acknowledging that he was the first democratically elected leader in Egypt, following the Arab Spring. He condemned the violence in Syria and called it the “tragedy of the age.” On Palestine, President Morsi stated full support for their efforts in the U.N. and called on the international community to support Palestine the same way they’ve supported other countries. 4:40 pm ET Approx. 20 min. Book Discussion on Little America: The War Within the War for Afghanistan ; Rajiv Chandrasekaran talked about his book, Little America: The War Within the War for ... Rajiv Chandrasekaran talked about his book, Little America: The War Within the War for Afghanistan. He responded to telephone calls and electronic communications.
He was interviewed while at the 12th annual National Book Festival, held on the National Mall.
The program concluded with scenes of the festival and scheduling information.
1:09 am ET Approx. 54 min. Book Discussion on Rendezvous with Destiny ; Craig Shirley talked about his book Rendezvous with Destiny: Ronald Reagan and the Campaign ... Craig Shirley talked about his book Rendezvous with Destiny: Ronald Reagan and the Campaign That Changed America (Intercollegiate Studies Institute; October 15, 2009). In his book he tells the story of the “last rebirth” of the Republican Party with Ronald Reagan’s 1980 presidential campaign. Mr. Shirley follows President Reagan from his defeat for the presidency in 1976 to his election four years later over the incumbent President Jimmy Carter. The author interviewed over 150 participants from the presidential campaign. Craig Shirley discussed his book with John Heubusch and also responded to questions from members of the audience throughout. This event was held at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, California, on Thursday, November 12, 2009, at 5:00 p.m.
Craig Shirley is the president of Shirley & Banister Public Affairs, a marketing and government relations firm.
10:24 pm ET Approx. 33 min. President Abbas United Nations General Assembly Speech Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas addressed the United Nations General ... Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas addressed the United Nations General Assembly. In his remarks he said that the Israeli government was leading “a campaign of ethnic cleansing against the Palestinian people” and repeated calls for the U.N. to accept a bid for full membership status. 5:01 pm ET Approx. 44 min. Book Discussion on The Party Is Over Mike Lofgren, former staff member of the Senate Budget Committee, recounts his 28-year career and ... Mike Lofgren, former staff member of the Senate Budget Committee, recounts his 28-year career and what he deems are the current dysfunctional aspects of the federal government and both political parties. The author, a one-time Republican, argues that corporate interests have infected the legislative process and affected the political thinking of the Republicans and Democrats. Mr. Lofgren responded to questions from members of the audience at Politics &Prose Bookstore in Washington, D.C. 2:05 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.
11:00 pm ET Approx. 1 hr. Q&A with Allan Sloan and Geoff Colvin ; ; Allan Sloan and Geoff Colvin talked about their Fortune Magazine cover story, “Hey ... Allan Sloan and Geoff Colvin talked about their Fortune Magazine cover story, “Hey Washington: Enough Already!” They describe the article as a common sense approach to steering the economy out of its rut. The two say they usually have different journalistic and personal styles and generally reach different conclusions, suggesting that if they can reach a consensus members of Congress can, too. Some of their proposals are restricting payments of Medicare end-of-life care, surcharging smokers and the obese for Medicare coverage, raising the Social Security retirement, age and eliminating the tax deduction for mortgage interest. Both writers acknowledge that the proposals are painful and there must be shared misery for all Americans in order to improve the long term economic outlook for the country. 5:45 pm ET Approx. 21 min. Book Discussion on Eminent Outlaws: The Gay Writers Who Changed America ; Christopher Bram talked about his book, Eminent Outlaws: The Gay Writers Who Changed ... Christopher Bram talked about his book, Eminent Outlaws: The Gay Writers Who Changed America. He responded to telephone calls and electronic communications.
He was interviewed while at the 12th annual National Book Festival, held on the National Mall.
The program closed with scenes of the festival and scheduling information.
3:04 am ET Approx. 59 min. Q&A with John Paul Stevens ; Former Justice John Paul Stevens discussed his memoir that details the workings of the Supreme ... Former Justice John Paul Stevens discussed his memoir that details the workings of the Supreme Court from his personal interactions with the five most recent chief justices, beginning with the 1947 term and culminating in his resignation at the end of the 2010 term. He related his personal views of each chief justice and stories of his own career including his attendance at Northwestern Law School. He shared information about many of the most complex and controversial decisions he was involved with including freedom of speech, affirmative action, and capital punishment. 
John Paul Stevens graduated first in his class in 1947 and was co-editor of the Northwestern Law Review. Nominated by President Richard Nixon, he served as a judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit from 1970 until 1975. He was then nominated by President Gerald Ford as an associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, where he served until he retired in June 2010.
12:02 am ET Approx. 38 min. Liberal Democrats Party Conference with British Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg Deputy British Prime Minister and Liberal Democrat Leader Nick Clegg addressed his party members ... Deputy British Prime Minister and Liberal Democrat Leader Nick Clegg addressed his party members during their annual party conference in the seaside town of Brighton, England. 6:07 pm ET Approx. 51 min. Book Discussion on The Death of Sigmund Freud ; Mark Edmundson talked about his book The Death of Sigmund Freud: The Legacy of His Last ... Mark Edmundson talked about his book The Death of Sigmund Freud: The Legacy of His Last Days, published by Bloomsbury USA. He chronicles the final years of the life of Sigmund Freud (1856-1939), which included his escape from Vienna as Hitler’s army approached, and the publication in 1939 of his final book, Moses and Monotheism. Mr. Edmundson reports that Freud became focused on the occurrence of fundamentalism and fascism in religion and politics and argues that Freud developed profound insights into the rise of a totalitarian, paternalistic leader like Hitler. Mr. Edmundson responded to questions from members of the audience. 4:04 am ET Approx. 55 min. Senator Daniel Akaka Oral History Interview ; Senator Daniel Akaka of Hawaii, the first U.S. Senator with Native Hawaiian ancestry, was an ... Senator Daniel Akaka of Hawaii, the first U.S. Senator with Native Hawaiian ancestry, was an eyewitness to the Japanese bombing of Pearl Harbor and served during World War II with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. He was first elected to Congress in 1976 as a U.S. Representative. This was part of American History TV’s selection of oral history interviews with former and current Asian-American members of Congress.
12:43 am ET Approx. 31 min. President Obama Remarks to the United Nations General Assembly President Obama addressed the United Nations General Assembly. He began by talking about the ... President Obama addressed the United Nations General Assembly. He began by talking about the life of the late Ambassador Chris Stevens, who was killed at an attack of the U.S. embassy in Libya. He said “the events of the last two weeks are not simply an assault on America,” but an assault on the ideals of the U.N. He also spoke about Iran’s nuclear program, warning that “the United States will do what we must to prevent Iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon.” 7:00 pm ET Approx. 44 min. Book Discussion on The U.S. Supreme Court: A Very Short Introduction Linda Greenhouse talked about her book The U.S. Supreme Court: A Very Short Introduction. ... Linda Greenhouse talked about her book The U.S. Supreme Court: A Very Short Introduction. She responded to questions from members of the audience.
This was an event in the Contemporary Life Pavilion of the 12th annual National Book Festival, held on the National Mall.
5:00 am ET Approx. 1 hr. 31 min. Churchill-Roosevelt Special Relationship A discussion on the wartime relationship between British Prime Minister Winston Churchill and ... A discussion on the wartime relationship between British Prime Minister Winston Churchill and President Franklin D. Roosevelt. Panelists explore the impact that FDR and Churchill had on global affairs, and their shared interests as world leaders. The Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum, along with the Roosevelt Institute, hosted this 90-minute event.
1:14 am ET Approx. 34 min. Mahmoud Ahmadinejad United Nations General Assembly Address Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad addressed the United Nations General Assembly. Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad addressed the United Nations General Assembly. 7:45 pm ET Approx. 59 min. Book Discussion on The Oath Jeffrey Toobin reports on the relationship between the Obama administration and Chief Justice John ... Jeffrey Toobin reports on the relationship between the Obama administration and Chief Justice John Roberts and the U.S. Supreme Court. The author examines the history of the Court and how recent addition of four justices in the previous five years has affected the Court’s decisions on numerous cases, including its recent ruling on health care. Jeffrey Toobin responded to questions from members of the audience at the Free Library of Philadelphia. 6:33 am ET Approx. 1 hr. 25 min. Indian Removal from the Southeastern U.S. University of Hartford history professor Laurel Clark Shire looked at government policies towards ... University of Hartford history professor Laurel Clark Shire looked at government policies towards Native Americans living in the southeastern United States from the late 1700s until the mid-1800s. She examined the factors that led to the removal of Indian tribes west to territories in what is today Oklahoma, and talked about how some tribes attempted to avoid removal by changing their culture to be more like that of white settlers. She also looked at armed resistance to removal by the Seminoles in Florida. This class was an hour and 25 minutes.
1:50 am ET Approx. 32 min. Prime Minister Netanyahu United Nations General Assembly Address Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu addressed the United Nations General Assembly. He ... Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu addressed the United Nations General Assembly. He called for global action against Iran’s nuclear program and said the world had until the next summer to stop weapons development. He used a diagram of a cartoon-like bomb to show the progress Iran had made, saying it had already completed the first stage of uranium enrichment. He then he pulled out a red marker and drew a red line across what he said was a threshold Iran was approaching and which Israel could not tolerate. 8:58 pm ET Approx. 59 min. After Words with Sasha Issenberg ; In his book Sasha Issenberg discusses election tactics and strategies based on the use of ... In his book Sasha Issenberg discusses election tactics and strategies based on the use of behavioral psychology and experiments with voters to determine the outcome of elections. Mr. Issenberg discussed this new use of science with Nancy Jacobson, a co-founder of the non-partisan group No Labels.
2:24 am ET Approx. 40 min. First Lady Michelle Obama Campaign Event First Lady Michelle Obama spoke at a campaign event in Appleton, Wisconsin. First Lady Michelle Obama spoke at a campaign event in Appleton, Wisconsin. 9:59 pm ET Approx. 56 min. Book Discussion on SEAL Team Six Howard Wasdin talked about his book, SEAL Team Six: Memoirs of an Elite Navy SEAL Sniper. ... Howard Wasdin talked about his book, SEAL Team Six: Memoirs of an Elite Navy SEAL Sniper. He used slides during his presentation and then responded to questions from members of the audience.
This event of the Fall for the Book Festival was held at Sherwood Center in Fairfax, Virginia. It was sponsored by the Friends of the Naval Order of the United States.
3:05 am ET Approx. 1 min. Ross Perot Interview ; ; Ross Perot talked with a reporter about the state of the economy and the nation, and the relevance ... Ross Perot talked with a reporter about the state of the economy and the nation, and the relevance of the issues he ran on in 1992 and 1996 in the 2012 elections, including federal debt and deficit spending, third party presidential runs, and the US education system. David Walker also sat in during the interview. Mr. Walker, a former U.S. comptroller general, had been working with Mr. Perot on initiatives to educate voters about economic issues in 2012 election. 10:55 pm ET Approx. 4 min. Anna Quindlen on Writing Anna Quindlen talked about her writing process. She was interviewed in her house in New York ... Anna Quindlen talked about her writing process. She was interviewed in her house in New York City. This program was aired during the live program ID 305881-1 on June 3, 2012, “In Depth with Anna Quindlen.”
3:06 am ET Approx. 27 min. Representative Paul Ryan Campaign Rally in Derry, New Hampshire Republican Vice Presidential candidate Paul Ryan spoke at a rally in Derry, New Hampshire Republican Vice Presidential candidate Paul Ryan spoke at a rally in Derry, New Hampshire 10:59 pm ET Approx. 24 min. Book Discussion on That Used to Be Us ; ; Thomas Friedman and Michael Mandelbaum talked about their book, That Used to Be Us: How America ... Thomas Friedman and Michael Mandelbaum talked about their book, That Used to Be Us: How America Fell Behind in the World It Invented and How We Can Come Back. They responded to telephone calls and electronic communications.
They were interviewed while at the 12th annual National Book Festival, held on the National Mall.
The program concluded with scenes of the festival and scheduling information.
3:36 am ET Approx. 1 hr. Debate between Mayor Julian Castro and Senate Candidate Ted Cruz ; Texas U.S. Senate Republican candidate Ted Cruz and San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro debated the ... Texas U.S. Senate Republican candidate Ted Cruz and San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro debated the economy, the deficit, immigration, and a number of other issues. 11:29 pm ET Approx. 20 min. Book Discussion on Stealing Democracy ; George Washington University professor Spencer Overton talked about his book, Stealing ... George Washington University professor Spencer Overton talked about his book, Stealing Democracy: The New Politics of Voter Suppression. He was interviewed at George Washington University in Washington, D.C.
4:37 am ET Approx. 1 hr. 11 min. International Anti-Counterfeit Prescription Drug Efforts Panelists talked about international efforts to investigate counterfeit prescription drug ... Panelists talked about international efforts to investigate counterfeit prescription drug operations. Topics included the difficulties of tracking counterfeit drug shipments and the money involved.
This was part of the Partnership for Safe Medicines (PSM) Third Annual Counterfeit Drug Conference, held at the National Press Club.
11:50 pm ET Approx. 59 min. After Words with Sasha Issenberg ; In his book Sasha Issenberg discusses election tactics and strategies based on the use of ... In his book Sasha Issenberg discusses election tactics and strategies based on the use of behavioral psychology and experiments with voters to determine the outcome of elections. Mr. Issenberg discussed this new use of science with Nancy Jacobson, a co-founder of the non-partisan group No Labels.
5:50 am ET Approx. 4 min. Red Mass Departures Footage of Supreme Court justices leaving the annual Red Mass was shown. The annual Red Mass ... Footage of Supreme Court justices leaving the annual Red Mass was shown. The annual Red Mass was held to mark the start of the new Supreme Court term. The event brings together some of the court’s members and other public officials involved with the law for blessings and guidance in the administration of justice. Attendees gathered outside the Cathedral of Saint Matthew the Apostle in Washington, DC. 12:58 am ET Approx. 15 min. Diana Furchtgott-Roth Interview ; Diana Furchtgott-Roth talked about her pamphlet, How Obama’s Gender Policies Undermine ... Diana Furchtgott-Roth talked about her pamphlet, How Obama’s Gender Policies Undermine America, and her book, Women’s Figures: An Illustrated Guide to the Economic Progress of Women in America. She was interviewed while attending FreedomFest, the libertarian conference held July 11-14, 2012, in Bally’s Las Vegas Hotel and Casino.
5:56 am ET Approx. 1 hr. Q&A with Allan Sloan and Geoff Colvin ; ; Allan Sloan and Geoff Colvin talked about their Fortune Magazine cover story, “Hey ... Allan Sloan and Geoff Colvin talked about their Fortune Magazine cover story, “Hey Washington: Enough Already!” They describe the article as a common sense approach to steering the economy out of its rut. The two say they usually have different journalistic and personal styles and generally reach different conclusions, suggesting that if they can reach a consensus members of Congress can, too. Some of their proposals are restricting payments of Medicare end-of-life care, surcharging smokers and the obese for Medicare coverage, raising the Social Security retirement, age and eliminating the tax deduction for mortgage interest. Both writers acknowledge that the proposals are painful and there must be shared misery for all Americans in order to improve the long term economic outlook for the country. 1:14 am ET Approx. 31 min. Book Discussion on Wealth and Poverty ; Author and economist George Gilder talked about the new edition of his 1981 best-selling book, ... Author and economist George Gilder talked about the new edition of his 1981 best-selling book, Wealth and Poverty. He was interviewed while attending FreedomFest, which was held July 11-14, 2012, in Bally’s Las Vegas Hotel and Casino.
1:46 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.
2:03 am ET Approx. 35 min. Book Discussion on First Cameraman Arun Chaudhary, the first official White House videographer, recounted his tenure from 2009 to ... Arun Chaudhary, the first official White House videographer, recounted his tenure from 2009 to 2011 and his work on Senator Obama’s presidential campaign. Mr. Chaudhary’s coverage of President Obama ranged from formal moments such as greeting world leaders at the G-20 Summit, to the casual such as the president throwing warm-up pitches inside Busch stadium prior to his ceremonial first pitch at the Major League Baseball All-Star Game. Arun Chaudhary showed video clips during his presentation at Corcoran Film School and responded to questions from members of the audience.
2:38 am ET Approx. 20 min. Book Discussion on Eminent Outlaws: The Gay Writers Who Changed America ; Christopher Bram talked about his book, Eminent Outlaws: The Gay Writers Who Changed ... Christopher Bram talked about his book, Eminent Outlaws: The Gay Writers Who Changed America. He responded to telephone calls and electronic communications.
He was interviewed while at the 12th annual National Book Festival, held on the National Mall.
The program closed with scenes of the festival and scheduling information.
3:00 am ET Approx. 59 min. After Words with Sasha Issenberg ; In his book Sasha Issenberg discusses election tactics and strategies based on the use of ... In his book Sasha Issenberg discusses election tactics and strategies based on the use of behavioral psychology and experiments with voters to determine the outcome of elections. Mr. Issenberg discussed this new use of science with Nancy Jacobson, a co-founder of the non-partisan group No Labels.
4:00 am ET Approx. 45 min. Book Discussion on The Passage of Power ; Robert Caro talked about his book, The Passage of Power. The fourth book of his series, ... Robert Caro talked about his book, The Passage of Power. The fourth book of his series, “The Years of Lyndon Johnson,” it covers the years from 1958 to 1964, during which Senate Majority Leader Johnson traded that powerful position for the vice presidency, but then in an unexpected way achieved the presidency. Mr. Caro responded to questions from members of the audience.
This was an event in the History and Biography Pavilion of the 12th annual National Book Festival, held on the National Mall.
4:46 am ET Approx. 43 min. Book Discussion on I'd Like to Apologize to Every Teacher I Ever Had In his book, actor Tony Danza recounts the year he spent teaching 10th grade English in ... In his book, actor Tony Danza recounts the year he spent teaching 10th grade English in Philadelphia’s largest high school. The author, who before becoming an actor had wanted to be a teacher, recalls the initial troubles he had engaging his students and his later breakthroughs. Mr. Danza responded to questions from members of the audience at the Philadelphia Free Library.
5:30 am ET Approx. 44 min. Book Discussion on The Price of Politics ; Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Bob Woodward talked about his book, The Price of ... Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Bob Woodward talked about his book, The Price of Politics. It is an examination of how President Obama and the Republican and Democratic leaders in Congress attempted to restore the American economy and improve the federal government’s fiscal condition over a three-and-a-half year period. He responded to questions from members of the audience.
This was an event in the History and Biography Pavilion of the 12th annual National Book Festival, held on the National Mall.
The program opened with scenes of the festival and scheduling information.
6:14 am ET Approx. 44 min. Book Discussion on The U.S. Supreme Court: A Very Short Introduction Linda Greenhouse talked about her book The U.S. Supreme Court: A Very Short Introduction. ... Linda Greenhouse talked about her book The U.S. Supreme Court: A Very Short Introduction. She responded to questions from members of the audience.
This was an event in the Contemporary Life Pavilion of the 12th annual National Book Festival, held on the National Mall.
6:59 am ET Approx. 59 min. Book Discussion on The Oath Jeffrey Toobin reports on the relationship between the Obama administration and Chief Justice John ... Jeffrey Toobin reports on the relationship between the Obama administration and Chief Justice John Roberts and the U.S. Supreme Court. The author examines the history of the Court and how recent addition of four justices in the previous five years has affected the Court’s decisions on numerous cases, including its recent ruling on health care. Jeffrey Toobin responded to questions from members of the audience at the Free Library of Philadelphia.