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7:00 am ET Approx. 45 min. LIVE Open Phones Robb Harleston Telephone lines were open for viewer comments on House Speaker John Boehner’s statement that ... Telephone lines were open for viewer comments on House Speaker John Boehner’s statement that “fiscal cliff” talks were at a “stalemate.” 6:18 am ET Approx. 1 hr. 16 min. Safety Risks in Youth Football, Part 2 A panel featuring athletes, administrators, doctors, journalists and football industry ... A panel featuring athletes, administrators, doctors, journalists and football industry representatives considered the health safety risks of youths playing football.
DeMaurice Smith talked about changes in professional football to make it safer. He suggested that some of the changes to tackling made in practices in the NFL could serve as a model for college and high school football programs. Tom Farrey moderated the discussion focused on safety risks young people face when playing football.
“Playing Safety: The Future of Youth Football?” was an Aspen Institute Sports and Society Program.
6:05 am ET Approx. 1 hr. 53 min. Memorial Service for Former Senator Warren Rudman Current and former congressional leaders paid tribute to former New Hampshire Senator Warren B. ... Current and former congressional leaders paid tribute to former New Hampshire Senator Warren B. Rudman who died November 19, 2012, at the age of 82. Senator Rudman was best remembered as a key player in the budget negotiations of the 1980s and for serving as the ranking Republican during the Iran-Contra hearings. He also helped orchestrate the appointment of retired Supreme Court Justice David Souter, who led the ceremony in the Kennedy Caucus Room of the Russell Senate Office Building.
7:49 am ET Approx. 30 min. LIVE Mortgage Debt Relief Act Robb Harleston; Robert Van Order Robert Van Order talked about the Mortgage Debt Relief Act, and responded to telephone calls and ... Robert Van Order talked about the Mortgage Debt Relief Act, and responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. Congress passed the Mortgage Debt Relief Act in the early days of the housing crisis, aiming to help distressed homeowners by waiving taxes on up to $2 million in loan forgiveness. Typically, forgiven debt is taxed as income. 7:34 am ET Approx. 1 min. Memorial Service for Former Senator Warren Rudman Current and former congressional leaders paid tribute to former New Hampshire Senator Warren B. ... Current and former congressional leaders paid tribute to former New Hampshire Senator Warren B. Rudman who died November 19, 2012, at the age of 82. Senator Rudman was best remembered as a key player in the budget negotiations of the 1980s and for serving as the ranking Republican during the Iran-Contra hearings. He also helped orchestrate the appointment of retired Supreme Court Justice David Souter, who led the ceremony in the Kennedy Caucus Room of the Russell Senate Office Building. 8:00 am ET Approx. 55 min. Howard Baker, Jr. Oral History Howard Baker; Richard Smith Former Senator Howard Baker, Jr., talked about his career. He also talked about the career of ... Former Senator Howard Baker, Jr., talked about his career. He also talked about the career of former Senator Robert Dole (R-KS).
This never-before-aired interview with historian Richard Norton Smith is part of an oral history project at the Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics at the University of Kansas. The location of the interview is not known.
8:22 am ET Approx. 51 min. LIVE Members-Elect Orientations Bradford Fitch; Robb Harleston Bradford Fitch talked about the orientation sessions for the new members of Congress, and he ... Bradford Fitch talked about the orientation sessions for the new members of Congress, and he responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. Topics included the set up of congressional offices, selecting staff, lobbying for committee assignments, and other topics. 7:36 am ET Approx. 23 min. Debate on Naming Federal Building After Tip O'Neill Members of the U.S House of Representatives debated the naming of a federal building after former ... Members of the U.S House of Representatives debated the naming of a federal building after former Speaker of the House Thomas Phillip “Tip” O’Neill, Jr. (D-MA). 8:56 am ET Approx. 1 hr. 4 min. Battle Over the Equal Rights Amendment Kirsten Swinth Fordham University history professor Kirsten Swinth delivered a lecture about the consideration of ... Fordham University history professor Kirsten Swinth delivered a lecture about the consideration of the Equal Rights Amendment in the 1970s and 1980s. The Equal Rights Amendment was a proposed amendment to the U.S. Constitution that would guarantee certain rights for women. It passed Congress but was not ratified by the required number of state legislatures.
9:18 am ET Approx. 44 min. LIVE Federal Role in Support of Autism Ari Ne'eman; Robb Harleston Ari Ne’eman, who is an autistic adult and president of the Autistic Self Advocacy Network, ... Ari Ne’eman, who is an autistic adult and president of the Autistic Self Advocacy Network, talked about the federal role in supporting autistic adults and children. He also responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. Mr. Ne’eman testified before Congress on the issue on November 29, 2012. 8:01 am ET Approx. 54 min. Book Discussion on John Quincy Adams Bob Minzesheimer; Harlow Unger Author Harlow Giles Unger discussed his book, John Quincy Adams, suggesting that Adams was ... Author Harlow Giles Unger discussed his book, John Quincy Adams, suggesting that Adams was one of the most courageous figures in American history. He also responded to questions from the audience. 10:02 am ET Approx. 1 hr. 16 min. Retrieval of U.S. Spy Satellite Bernie Reeves; David Waltrop David Waltrop of the CIA’s Historical Division talked about the retrieval of a U.S. spy ... David Waltrop of the CIA’s Historical Division talked about the retrieval of a U.S. spy satellite from the bottom of the Pacific Ocean. In 1972, the CIA and U.S. Navy gathered the remains of the Hexagon Spy Satellite, which contained images of Soviet missile sites and was considered highly important to American intelligence. Waltrop described the top-secret operation, classified until August 2012, at the Raleigh Spy Conference in Raleigh, North Carolina. He also responded to questions from the audience.
10:04 am ET Approx. 1 hr. 54 min. 1990 Federal Budget Deal Former congressional leaders talked about the process of reaching their 1990 deficit agreement ... Former congressional leaders talked about the process of reaching their 1990 deficit agreement that eventually helped bring the federal budget into surplus. Topics included the major leaders in the agreement, and the actions and compromises that ultimately led to compromise.
Former Representative Tom Davis (R-VA) made opening remarks about some of the trends contributing to contemporary congressional gridlock.
At the time of this discussion, current congressional leaders were involved in negotiations to avoid the “fiscal cliff.” "Fiscal cliff" referred to impending tax increases and sequestration budget cuts at the end of 2012 if Congress failed to reach a new budget agreement.*"Sequestration," a legal procedure in which automatic budget cuts are triggered, was agreed to in the Budget Control Act of 2011.
9:00 am ET Approx. 1 hr. 6 min. Book Discussion on The New Religious Intolerance Martha Nussbaum Martha Nussbaum talked about her book, The New Religious Intolerance: Overcoming the Politics ... Martha Nussbaum talked about her book, The New Religious Intolerance: Overcoming the Politics of Fear in an Anxious Age, in which she examined anti-Muslim bigotry in the West since the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the U.S. She responded to questions from the audience. 11:19 am ET Approx. 40 min. Book Discussion on Soldiers First: Duty, Honor, Country, and Football at West Point Joe Drape Joe Drape talked about his book Soldiers First: Duty, Honor, Country and Football at West ... Joe Drape talked about his book Soldiers First: Duty, Honor, Country and Football at West Point at the annual Eisenhower Legacy Dinner. He talked about how cadets at the U.S. Military Academy were expected to be model student athletes as they also prepared for careers in the Army, his research into the book, and various graduates who both participated in the Army football program and later rose to high levels of military leadership.
11:58 am ET Approx. 53 min. Lessons from the 1990 Budget Deal As current congressional leaders were involved in negotiations to avoid the “fiscal ... As current congressional leaders were involved in negotiations to avoid the “fiscal cliff,” former congressional leaders and governmental officials, journalists, and academics talked about lessons current leaders could learn from the 1990 deficit agreement that eventually helped bring the federal budget into surplus. 
“Fiscal cliff” referred to impending tax increases and sequestration budget cuts at the end of 2012 if Congress failed to reach a new budget agreement.*"Sequestration," a legal procedure in which automatic budget cuts are triggered, was agreed to in the Budget Control Act of 2011.
10:08 am ET Approx. 6 min. Book Discussion on America's Great Debate Fergus Bordewich Author Fergus Bordewich talked about his book, America’s Great Debate: Henry Clay, ... Author Fergus Bordewich talked about his book, America’s Great Debate: Henry Clay, Stephen A. Douglas, and the Compromise That Preserved the Union. He was interviewed at the 2012 National Press Club’s 35th annual Book Fair and Authors' Night. 12:00 pm ET Approx. 34 min. Book Discussion on She Would Not Be Moved Herbert Kohl; Nancy Larson Shapiro Herbert Kohl talked about his book She Would Not Be Moved: How We Tell the Story of Rosa Parks ... Herbert Kohl talked about his book She Would Not Be Moved: How We Tell the Story of Rosa Parks and the Montgomery Bus Boycott, published by New Press. In his book, he argued that the traditional way children have been taught the Rosa Parks story is misleading. The author explained that Rosa Parks' decision not to give up her seat on an Alabama bus was part of a well thought out demonstration, not strictly a personal decision. Herbert Kohl urged teachers to take a closer look at textbooks written for children in order to accurately portray her role and the roles of others in the Civil Rights Movement. Following his remarks, the author responded to questions and comments from members of the audience.
The event celebrated the 50th anniversary of the Montgomery bus boycott.
12:55 pm ET Approx. 55 min. U.S.-European Union Relations Daniel Hamilton; Martin Schulz Martin Schulz, President of the European Parliament delivered remarks on U.S. -Europe ... Martin Schulz, President of the European Parliament delivered remarks on U.S. -Europe relations. He said he supports a free trade agreement set up by 2015, between United States and the European Union. Together, Europe and the U.S. account for about half the world’s economic output and nearly a third of world trade. Mr. Schulz also spoke about the need for the United States and European Union to work together on challenges relating to financial market regulations and economic recovery. 10:15 am ET Approx. 42 min. Book Discussion on Unlearning Liberty Greg Lukianoff Greg Lukianoff, author and President of the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education, ... Greg Lukianoff, author and President of the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education, discussed his book, Unlearning Liberty: Campus Censorship and the End of American Debate, about free speech issues on campus and university efforts to regulate and control forms of expression by students and faculty. He responded to questions from the audience. 12:35 pm ET Approx. 1 hr. 23 min. The Civil War West of the Mississippi Mark Christ; Daniel Sutherland; Jerry Thompson Historians discussed aspects of the Civil War in the West, including the roles played by ... Historians discussed aspects of the Civil War in the West, including the roles played by Hispanics, and Confederate attempts at westward expansion. They responded to questions from the audience. The National Park Service and the Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission co-hosted this event.
1:54 pm ET Approx. 1 hr. 24 min. Chinese Rule of Law Former U.S. Ambassador to China Jon Hunstman talked about the rule of law in China. He was ... Former U.S. Ambassador to China Jon Hunstman talked about the rule of law in China. He was joined in discussion by law professors from Yale, Harvard, and New York University. They responded to questions from members of the audience.
“Prospects and Challenges for Rule of Law” was a session of the Brookings Institution event “Rule of Law in China: Prospects and Challenges” to launch Professor He Weifang’s book In the Name of Justice: Striving for the Rule of Law in China.
11:01 am ET Approx. 59 min. What's Next for Women? Panelists spoke about the future of women in the workforce and society. Panelists included ... Panelists spoke about the future of women in the workforce and society. Panelists included Anita Hill, Reimaging Equality: Stories of Gender, Race, and Finding Home, Hanna Rosin, The End of Men and the Rise of Women, and Madeline Kunin, The New Feminist Agenda: Defining the Next Revolution for Women, Work, and Family. The panel was moderated by Meghna Chakrabarti, and responded to questions from the audience. 2:00 pm ET Approx. 1 hr. Q&A with Robert Caro, Part 1 Robert Caro; Brian Lamb Robert Caro discussed his newly released fourth volume of his biography of former President ... Robert Caro discussed his newly released fourth volume of his biography of former President Johnson, The Years of Lyndon Johnson: The Passage of Power. The fourth book covers 1958 until early 1964. Mr. Caro said that President Johnson sought the presidency, yet the nomination went to John F. Kennedy. He detailed Vice President Johnson’s poor treatment at the hands of Kennedy staff, and his acrimonious relationship with Robert F. Kennedy. He described President Johnson’s leadership following President Kennedy’s assassination, and his skill at moving several major pieces of legislation through the House and Senate after he became president, which Mr. Caro suggests planted the seeds for President Johnson’s “War on Poverty” program. 
Robert Caro was born and raised in New York City and graduated from Princeton University with a Bachelor of Science degree in English. He won Pulitzer Prizes for biography in 1975 and 2003, and has been researching Lyndon Johnson since 1977.
3:19 pm ET Approx. 2 min. Weekly Presidential Address Barack Obama President Barack Obama delivered the Weekly Presidential Address. President Barack Obama delivered the Weekly Presidential Address. 12:01 pm ET Approx. 1 min. New Books Being Released Week of December 1, 2012 A list of new books being released the week of December 1, 2012. A list of new books being released the week of December 1, 2012. 3:00 pm ET Approx. 30 min. Gilmore Cabin at Montpelier Christian Cotz The history of the transition from slavery to freedom for African Americans is told at the Gilmore ... The history of the transition from slavery to freedom for African Americans is told at the Gilmore Cabin on the grounds of James Madison’s Montpelier in Virginia. Born a slave for President Madison in 1810, George Gilmore and his wife Polly raised five children on a small sharecroppers farm after emancipation. Built by George Gilmore and his sons, the cabin is one of only a few existing freedman’s homes left standing in the United States.
In this program, we also visit a reconstructed Jim Crow train station near the cabin, where segregated “white” and “colored” waiting rooms were once the law of Virginia. Our tour guide is Christian Cotz, Montpelier director of visitor engagement.
3:22 pm ET Approx. 5 min. Weekly Republican Address Orrin Hatch Senator Orrin Hatch (R-UT) delivered the Weekly Republican Address. Senator Orrin Hatch (R-UT) delivered the Weekly Republican Address. 12:03 pm ET Approx. 24 min. Book Discussion on The Real Crash Peter Schiff; Peter Slen Peter Schiff talked about his book The Real Crash: America’s Coming Bankruptcy---How to ... Peter Schiff talked about his book The Real Crash: America’s Coming Bankruptcy---How to Save Yourself and Your Country. He argued that the housing bubble has been replaced with a government-inflated bubble that will, like the housing bubble, eventually pop and cause another economic collapse.
He was interviewed while at FreedomFest, the largest libertarian conference in the U.S., which was held July 11-14, 2012, in Bally’s Las Vegas Hotel and Casino.
3:31 pm ET Approx. 2 hr. 16 min. America's Foreign Policy at Mid-Century Historians discuss the significant change in America’s foreign policy in the wake of World ... Historians discuss the significant change in America’s foreign policy in the wake of World War II. Prior to this war, America was committed to a non-interventionism, reflecting America’s geographic remove from Europe. After the war, America became the leader of the free world, providing the first lines of defense against Soviet expansion. Historians Justus Doenecke, Thomas Fleming and Patrick Hearden will explore this crucial pivot point in American foreign policy. 
This event took place at the Herbert Hoover Presidential Library and Museum in West Branch, Iowa.
3:28 pm ET Approx. 1 min. Memorial Service for Former Senator Warren Rudman Current and former congressional leaders paid tribute to former New Hampshire Senator Warren B. ... Current and former congressional leaders paid tribute to former New Hampshire Senator Warren B. Rudman who died November 19, 2012, at the age of 82. Senator Rudman was best remembered as a key player in the budget negotiations of the 1980s and for serving as the ranking Republican during the Iran-Contra hearings. He also helped orchestrate the appointment of retired Supreme Court Justice David Souter, who led the ceremony in the Kennedy Caucus Room of the Russell Senate Office Building. 12:31 pm ET Approx. 1 hr. 36 min. A Conversation on the State of the Economy Robert Johnson; Paul Krugman; Joseph Stiglitz Joseph Stiglitz, author of The Price of Inequality: How Today’s Divided Society Endangers ... Joseph Stiglitz, author of The Price of Inequality: How Today’s Divided Society Endangers Our Future, and Paul Krugman, author of End This Depression Now!, talked about the problems facing the U.S. economy. The authors spoke at an event held at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City. They responded to questions from the audience. 5:48 pm ET Approx. 11 min. Lee Harvey Oswald A 1964 CBS special on Lee Harvey Oswald entitled, “November 22nd and the Warren ... A 1964 CBS special on Lee Harvey Oswald entitled, “November 22nd and the Warren Report.”
3:30 pm ET Approx. 54 min. U.S.-Israel Relations Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman spoke at a forum on U.S.-Israel relations. He ... Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman spoke at a forum on U.S.-Israel relations. He talked about the economic challenges that face Palestinians which he called a major impediment to peace in the region. He also commented on the Iranian nuclear threat and the recent U.N. General Assembly vote that upgrades the status of the Palestinian Authority. This forum was hosted by the Brooking Institution’s Saban Center for Middle East Policy. This event began with introductory remarks by Brookings Vice President and former U.S. Ambassador to Israel Martin Indyk. 2:07 pm ET Approx. 5 min. Book Discussion on The Future of the Jews Stuart Eizenstat Stuart E. Eizenstat discussed his book, The Future of the Jews: How Global Forces are Impacting ... Stuart E. Eizenstat discussed his book, The Future of the Jews: How Global Forces are Impacting the Jewish People, Israel, and Its Relationship with the United States, in which he surveys the major geopolitical, economic, and security challenges facing the world in general, and the Jewish world and the United States in particular.
This interview was held at the 35th Annual National Press Club Book Fair and Authors' Night, a fundraiser for the Eric Friedheim National Journalism Library held Tuesday, November 13, 2012, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.
6:00 pm ET Approx. 53 min. Northern Weapons Manufacturing during the Civil War G. Clough; Merritt Smith MIT professor Merritt Roe Smith delivered the keynote address of the 2012 Smithsonian ... MIT professor Merritt Roe Smith delivered the keynote address of the 2012 Smithsonian Institution’s Technology and the Civil War symposium, in which he talked about weapons manufacturing in the North, and how it gave the Union an advantage over the Confederacy.
4:26 pm ET Approx. 2 min. Defense Programs and Policy Frank Oliveri Frank Oliveri, correspondent for Congressional Quarterly spoke by Skype about the Defense ... Frank Oliveri, correspondent for Congressional Quarterly spoke by Skype about the Defense Authorization Act. 2:15 pm ET Approx. 18 min. Book Discussion on Rollback Peter Slen; Thomas Woods Tom Woods talked about his latest book, Rollback: Repealing Big Government Before the Coming ... Tom Woods talked about his latest book, Rollback: Repealing Big Government Before the Coming Fiscal Collapse. He was interviewed while attending FreedomFest, one of the largest libertarian conferences in the U.S., which was held July 11-14, 2012, in Bally’s Las Vegas Hotel and Casino. 6:56 pm ET Approx. 1 hr. 1 min. Campaign and Election Tactics Jon Grinspan; Eric Hintz; Zephyr Teachout Jon Grinspan and Zephyr Teachout talked about the tactics used by political parties in the late ... Jon Grinspan and Zephyr Teachout talked about the tactics used by political parties in the late 19th century to secure votes, with public rallies, newspapers and even bars playing a critical role. They also talked about the first use of the Internet in political campaigns of the 1990s. They responded to questions from the audience. The Lemelson Center at the Smithsonian National Museum of American History hosted this discussion.
4:29 pm ET Approx. 1 hr. 50 min. Amtrak Structural Reorganization Representatives from Amtrak and the United Transportation Union testified on the status of a ... Representatives from Amtrak and the United Transportation Union testified on the status of a structural reorganization plan for the passenger rail service. Ted Alves reported that Amtrak had or was in the process of implementing several of changes, such as human capital management and food and beverage programs. He said that the company was focused on operating more like a profit-making business, and that Amtrak had improved its invoice review process and recovered over $20 million in overpayments in 2012.
Republican committee members spoke of Amtrak’s heavy dependence on government subsidies and stressed the need for efficiency.
2:35 pm ET Approx. 26 min. Book Discussion on The Coming Prosperity Philip Auerswald; Peter Slen Author Philip Auerswald discussed his book, The Coming Prosperity: How Entrepreneurs Are ... Author Philip Auerswald discussed his book, The Coming Prosperity: How Entrepreneurs Are Transforming the Global Economy. Mr. Auerswald was interviewed at the “Fall for the Book” festival, held at George Mason University in Fairfax, VA. 8:00 pm ET Approx. 1 hr. 17 min. Remembering Victims of September 11, 2001 Jonathan Marwil Jonathan Marwil talked to students about perceptions and remembrances of the victims of the ... Jonathan Marwil talked to students about perceptions and remembrances of the victims of the September 11, 2001. The class discussion revolved around a photograph by Associated Press photographer Richard Drew of a man falling from the North Tower of the World Trade Center. During his remarks he responded to questions.
6:21 pm ET Approx. 2 min. Weekly Presidential Address Barack Obama President Barack Obama delivered the Weekly Presidential Address. President Barack Obama delivered the Weekly Presidential Address. 3:03 pm ET Approx. 1 hr. 14 min. Book Discussion on Why Some Firms Thrive While Others Fail Mark Calabria; Alex Pollock; Thomas Stanton Thomas Stanton, former staff member of the Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission, talked about his ... Thomas Stanton, former staff member of the Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission, talked about his book, Why Some Firms Thrive While Others Fail: Governance and Management Lessons from the Crisis, in which he argues that the main difference between companies that successfully made it through the 2008 financial crisis and those that didn’t was the willingness of upper management to listen to feedback before making decisions. Alex Pollock of the American Enterprise Institute provided commentary. 9:20 pm ET Approx. 8 min. Tale of Two Cities John Seimes A film tells about the destruction and death caused by atomic bombs dropped on the cities of ... A film tells about the destruction and death caused by atomic bombs dropped on the cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Japan, on August 6 and 9, 1945. An eyewitness account by Jesuit priest Father John Seimes, who had been on the outskirts of Hiroshima, was included.
The short film Tale of Two Cities was produced in 1946 by the United States War Department as issue number 74 of the Army-Navy Screen Magazine series.
6:24 pm ET Approx. 5 min. Weekly Republican Address Orrin Hatch Senator Orrin Hatch (R-UT) delivered the Weekly Republican Address. Senator Orrin Hatch (R-UT) delivered the Weekly Republican Address. 4:19 pm ET Approx. 1 hr. 8 min. Supreme Court Book Forum Authors spoke about Supreme Court issues and operations. They included Clare Cushman, ... Authors spoke about Supreme Court issues and operations. They included Clare Cushman, Courtwatchers: Eyewitness Accounts in Supreme Court History, Anthony Franze, The Last Justice, Todd Peppers and Artemus Ward, In Chambers: Stories of Supreme Court Law Clerks and Their Justices, and Jeffery Toobin, The Oath: The Obama White House and the Supreme Court. They also responded to questions from the audience. 9:32 pm ET Approx. 26 min. Herbert Hoover and the Jewish Vote Stephen Honig; Sonja Wentling History Professor Sonja Schoepf Wentling talked about the relationship between President Herbert ... History Professor Sonja Schoepf Wentling talked about the relationship between President Herbert Hoover and prominent Jewish political leaders in the 1920s. She argued Hoover’s work after World War I to coordinate humanitarian aid to Polish Jews helped him earn credibility with Jewish leaders, who in turn supported his presidential bid. This event took place at Fordham University Law School.
6:30 pm ET Approx. 28 min. Communicators with Gregory Nojeim and Konrad Motyka Gregory Nojeim from the Center for Democracy and Technology and Konrad Motyka, president of the ... Gregory Nojeim from the Center for Democracy and Technology and Konrad Motyka, president of the FBI Agents Association, discuss the privacy of email and electronic communications. 5:30 pm ET Approx. 32 min. Book Discussion on Power, Inc. David Rothkopf; Peter Slen Author David Rothkopf talked about his book, Power, Inc.: The Epic Rivalry Between Big Business ... Author David Rothkopf talked about his book, Power, Inc.: The Epic Rivalry Between Big Business and Government, in which he argued that thousands of companies had greater power than all but a few states. Mr. Rothkopf also answered viewer questions. This event took place at the 2012 Miami Book Fair International held November 11-18, 2012 on the campus of Miami Dade College in Miami, Florida. 10:00 pm ET Approx. 52 min. Northern Weapons Manufacturing during the Civil War G. Clough; Merritt Smith MIT professor Merritt Roe Smith delivered the keynote address of the 2012 Smithsonian ... MIT professor Merritt Roe Smith delivered the keynote address of the 2012 Smithsonian Institution’s Technology and the Civil War symposium, in which he talked about weapons manufacturing in the North, and how it gave the Union an advantage over the Confederacy.
7:01 pm ET Approx. 58 min. Education and National Security Condoleezza Rice and Joel Klein talked about the Council on Foreign Relations report they ... Condoleezza Rice and Joel Klein talked about the Council on Foreign Relations report they co-authored on the links between national security and education reform. Topics included higher standards in education and choice in education systems. They responded to questions from members of the audience.
This was the dinner keynote presentation of the 5th annual Excellence in Action National Summit on Education Reform, held in the JW Marriott Grand Ballroom.
6:04 pm ET Approx. 56 min. Book Discussion on Touched By Fire: George Armstrong Custer Louise Barnett; Brian Lamb Ms. Barnett talked about her book, Touched by Fire: The Life, Death, and Mythic Afterlife ... Ms. Barnett talked about her book, Touched by Fire: The Life, Death, and Mythic Afterlife of George Armstrong Custer, published by Henry Holt and Company. She talked about the military and private life of General Custer and examined issues of class, race and gender. She depicts a man who never adjusted to life after his success in leading volunteers in the Civil War and examines how the Battle of the Little Bighorn created him as both a mythic hero and villain. 10:56 pm ET Approx. 1 hr. Campaign and Election Tactics Jon Grinspan; Eric Hintz; Zephyr Teachout Jon Grinspan and Zephyr Teachout talked about the tactics used by political parties in the late ... Jon Grinspan and Zephyr Teachout talked about the tactics used by political parties in the late 19th century to secure votes, with public rallies, newspapers and even bars playing a critical role. They also talked about the first use of the Internet in political campaigns of the 1990s. They responded to questions from the audience. The Lemelson Center at the Smithsonian National Museum of American History hosted this discussion.
8:00 pm ET Approx. 1 hr. 53 min. Memorial Service for Former Senator Warren Rudman Current and former congressional leaders paid tribute to former New Hampshire Senator Warren B. ... Current and former congressional leaders paid tribute to former New Hampshire Senator Warren B. Rudman who died November 19, 2012, at the age of 82. Senator Rudman was best remembered as a key player in the budget negotiations of the 1980s and for serving as the ranking Republican during the Iran-Contra hearings. He also helped orchestrate the appointment of retired Supreme Court Justice David Souter, who led the ceremony in the Kennedy Caucus Room of the Russell Senate Office Building. 7:03 pm ET Approx. 1 hr. 10 min. Book Discussion on On a Farther Shore William Souder Author William Souder talked about his book, On a Farther Shore: The Life and Legacy of Rachel ... Author William Souder talked about his book, On a Farther Shore: The Life and Legacy of Rachel Carson, in which he recounted the life of the biologist, who authored Silent Spring, a 1962 indictment of synthetic insecticides including DDT. Mr. Souder examined the affect the book had on environmental awareness. Following the publication of Ms. Carson’s book DDT was banned and the Environmental Protection Agency was created. 2012 marks the 50th anniversary of the publication of Silent Spring. William Souder speaks at the National Conservation Training Center in Shepherdstown, West Virginia. 12:00 am ET Approx. 1 hr. 17 min. Remembering Victims of September 11, 2001 Jonathan Marwil Jonathan Marwil talked to students about perceptions and remembrances of the victims of the ... Jonathan Marwil talked to students about perceptions and remembrances of the victims of the September 11, 2001. The class discussion revolved around a photograph by Associated Press photographer Richard Drew of a man falling from the North Tower of the World Trade Center. During his remarks he responded to questions.
9:57 pm ET Approx. 12 min. Michelle Obama Remarks to Military Families Michelle Obama First lady Michelle Obama made remarks to military families, including Gold Star and Blue Star ... First lady Michelle Obama made remarks to military families, including Gold Star and Blue Star parents, spouses and children, who were at the White House for a holiday event. She talked about the decorations and the year’s theme of “Joy to All.” She also thanked the military families for their sacrifices, and led the children out to make decorations. 8:16 pm ET Approx. 55 min. Book Discussion on The Joy of Hate Greg Gutfeld Fox News host Greg Gutfeld talks about his book, The Joy of Hate: How to Triumph Over Whiners ... Fox News host Greg Gutfeld talks about his book, The Joy of Hate: How to Triumph Over Whiners in the Age of Phony Outrage, in which he argues that liberals utilize manufactured outrage and “artificial tolerance” to deflect criticism of their political and social ideologies. The author contended that what he deems, “smart intolerance” should be used to counter liberal arguments. Mr. Gutfeld spoke at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, California and responded to questions from the audience. 1:19 am ET Approx. 8 min. Tale of Two Cities John Seimes A film tells about the destruction and death caused by atomic bombs dropped on the cities of ... A film tells about the destruction and death caused by atomic bombs dropped on the cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Japan, on August 6 and 9, 1945. An eyewitness account by Jesuit priest Father John Seimes, who had been on the outskirts of Hiroshima, was included.
The short film Tale of Two Cities was produced in 1946 by the United States War Department as issue number 74 of the Army-Navy Screen Magazine series.
10:11 pm ET Approx. 1 hr. 7 min. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton Remarks Hillary Clinton; Tamara Wittes Secretary of State Hillary Clinton delivered the keynote address at a forum on U.S.-Israel ... Secretary of State Hillary Clinton delivered the keynote address at a forum on U.S.-Israel relations. Clinton criticized Israel for its announcement that it would create 3,000 new homes in Israeli-occupied lands which she said would “set back the cause of a negotiated peace.” She also talked about the Iranian nuclear threat saying we will not talk “indefinitely” and that the “window for negotiation will not stay open forever.” She also criticized Egypt (with its ambassador to the U.S. in the room) for its draft constitution despite a lack of consensus and protests from its people, adding that democracy “only begins with elections.” 9:12 pm ET Approx. 1 min. New Books Being Released Week of December 1, 2012 A list of new books being released the week of December 1, 2012. A list of new books being released the week of December 1, 2012. 1:30 am ET Approx. 26 min. Herbert Hoover and the Jewish Vote Stephen Honig; Sonja Wentling History Professor Sonja Schoepf Wentling talked about the relationship between President Herbert ... History Professor Sonja Schoepf Wentling talked about the relationship between President Herbert Hoover and prominent Jewish political leaders in the 1920s. She argued Hoover’s work after World War I to coordinate humanitarian aid to Polish Jews helped him earn credibility with Jewish leaders, who in turn supported his presidential bid. This event took place at Fordham University Law School.
11:20 pm ET Approx. 1 hr. 53 min. Memorial Service for Former Senator Warren Rudman Current and former congressional leaders paid tribute to former New Hampshire Senator Warren B. ... Current and former congressional leaders paid tribute to former New Hampshire Senator Warren B. Rudman who died November 19, 2012, at the age of 82. Senator Rudman was best remembered as a key player in the budget negotiations of the 1980s and for serving as the ranking Republican during the Iran-Contra hearings. He also helped orchestrate the appointment of retired Supreme Court Justice David Souter, who led the ceremony in the Kennedy Caucus Room of the Russell Senate Office Building. 9:14 pm ET Approx. 15 min. Book Discussion on The Conscience of a Libertarian Wayne Root; Peter Slen Wayne Allyn Root talked about his book, The Conscience of a Libertarian: Empowering the Citizen ... Wayne Allyn Root talked about his book, The Conscience of a Libertarian: Empowering the Citizen Revolution with God, Guns, Gold and Tax Cuts. He was interviewed while attending FreedomFest, one of the largest libertarian conferences in the U.S., which was held July 11-14, 2012, in Bally’s Las Vegas Hotel and Casino. 2:00 am ET Approx. 30 min. Gilmore Cabin at Montpelier Christian Cotz The history of the transition from slavery to freedom for African Americans is told at the Gilmore ... The history of the transition from slavery to freedom for African Americans is told at the Gilmore Cabin on the grounds of James Madison’s Montpelier in Virginia. Born a slave for President Madison in 1810, George Gilmore and his wife Polly raised five children on a small sharecroppers farm after emancipation. Built by George Gilmore and his sons, the cabin is one of only a few existing freedman’s homes left standing in the United States.
In this program, we also visit a reconstructed Jim Crow train station near the cabin, where segregated “white” and “colored” waiting rooms were once the law of Virginia. Our tour guide is Christian Cotz, Montpelier director of visitor engagement.
1:17 am ET Approx. 12 min. Michelle Obama Remarks to Military Families Michelle Obama First lady Michelle Obama made remarks to military families, including Gold Star and Blue Star ... First lady Michelle Obama made remarks to military families, including Gold Star and Blue Star parents, spouses and children, who were at the White House for a holiday event. She talked about the decorations and the year’s theme of “Joy to All.” She also thanked the military families for their sacrifices, and led the children out to make decorations. 9:31 pm ET Approx. 12 min. Book Discussion on So Spoke the Earth Edwidge Danticat Author Edwidge Danticat talked about the book she co-authored, So Spoke the Earth: The Haiti I ... Author Edwidge Danticat talked about the book she co-authored, So Spoke the Earth: The Haiti I Knew, the Haiti I Know, the Haiti I Want to Know, a multilingual anthology of literature about Haiti’s past, present and future as experienced by its diverse inhabitants over the past four decades. Ms. Danticat also answered viewer questions. This event took place at the 2012 Miami Book Fair International held November 11-18, 2012 on the campus of Miami Dade College in Miami, Florida. 2:31 am ET Approx. 2 hr. 16 min. America's Foreign Policy at Mid-Century Historians discuss the significant change in America’s foreign policy in the wake of World ... Historians discuss the significant change in America’s foreign policy in the wake of World War II. Prior to this war, America was committed to a non-interventionism, reflecting America’s geographic remove from Europe. After the war, America became the leader of the free world, providing the first lines of defense against Soviet expansion. Historians Justus Doenecke, Thomas Fleming and Patrick Hearden will explore this crucial pivot point in American foreign policy. 
This event took place at the Herbert Hoover Presidential Library and Museum in West Branch, Iowa.
1:32 am ET Approx. 1 hr. 7 min. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton Remarks Hillary Clinton; Tamara Wittes Secretary of State Hillary Clinton delivered the keynote address at a forum on U.S.-Israel ... Secretary of State Hillary Clinton delivered the keynote address at a forum on U.S.-Israel relations. Clinton criticized Israel for its announcement that it would create 3,000 new homes in Israeli-occupied lands which she said would “set back the cause of a negotiated peace.” She also talked about the Iranian nuclear threat saying we will not talk “indefinitely” and that the “window for negotiation will not stay open forever.” She also criticized Egypt (with its ambassador to the U.S. in the room) for its draft constitution despite a lack of consensus and protests from its people, adding that democracy “only begins with elections.” 9:44 pm ET Approx. 14 min. Book Discussion on Wandering Souls Wayne Karlin; Peter Slen Professor Wayne Karlin discussed his book, Wandering Souls: Journeys With the Dead and the ... Professor Wayne Karlin discussed his book, Wandering Souls: Journeys With the Dead and the Living in Viet Nam, an account of a U.S. soldier’s journey to return a notebook taken from a North Vietnamese soldier he killed during the Vietnam war. This interview was recorded at the Fall for the Book Festival on the campus of George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia. 4:48 am ET Approx. 11 min. Lee Harvey Oswald A 1964 CBS special on Lee Harvey Oswald entitled, “November 22nd and the Warren ... A 1964 CBS special on Lee Harvey Oswald entitled, “November 22nd and the Warren Report.”
2:41 am ET Approx. 2 min. Weekly Presidential Address Barack Obama President Barack Obama delivered the Weekly Presidential Address. President Barack Obama delivered the Weekly Presidential Address. 10:02 pm ET Approx. 55 min. After Words with Ray Kurzweil Ray Kurzweil; Ingrid Wickelgren Author and inventor Ray Kurzweil talked about his neuroscience research, in which he ... Author and inventor Ray Kurzweil talked about his neuroscience research, in which he reverse-engineered the brain in order to assist in building intelligent machines. Mr. Kurzweil talked about this research with Editor of Scientific American Mind, Ingrid Wickelgren. 5:00 am ET Approx. 34 min. Book Discussion on She Would Not Be Moved Herbert Kohl; Nancy Larson Shapiro Herbert Kohl talked about his book She Would Not Be Moved: How We Tell the Story of Rosa Parks ... Herbert Kohl talked about his book She Would Not Be Moved: How We Tell the Story of Rosa Parks and the Montgomery Bus Boycott, published by New Press. In his book, he argued that the traditional way children have been taught the Rosa Parks story is misleading. The author explained that Rosa Parks' decision not to give up her seat on an Alabama bus was part of a well thought out demonstration, not strictly a personal decision. Herbert Kohl urged teachers to take a closer look at textbooks written for children in order to accurately portray her role and the roles of others in the Civil Rights Movement. Following his remarks, the author responded to questions and comments from members of the audience.
The event celebrated the 50th anniversary of the Montgomery bus boycott.
2:44 am ET Approx. 5 min. Weekly Republican Address Orrin Hatch Senator Orrin Hatch (R-UT) delivered the Weekly Republican Address. Senator Orrin Hatch (R-UT) delivered the Weekly Republican Address. 11:00 pm ET Approx. 1 hr. 2 min. Book Discussion on Rise to Greatness David Von Drehle Author David Von Drehle talked about his book, Rise to Greatness: Abraham Lincoln and ... Author David Von Drehle talked about his book, Rise to Greatness: Abraham Lincoln and America’s Most Perilous Year, in which he presents a history of the United States in 1862, the second year of the Civil War. The author said that despite a strained federal government and weakened Union forces, President Lincoln was able to develop several pieces of legislation that would shape the future of the country, namely the Emancipation Proclamation. He spoke at Unity Temple on the Plaza in Kansas City, Missouri and responded to questions from the audience. 5:35 am ET Approx. 1 hr. 23 min. The Civil War West of the Mississippi Mark Christ; Daniel Sutherland; Jerry Thompson Historians discussed aspects of the Civil War in the West, including the roles played by ... Historians discussed aspects of the Civil War in the West, including the roles played by Hispanics, and Confederate attempts at westward expansion. They responded to questions from the audience. The National Park Service and the Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission co-hosted this event.
2:52 am ET Approx. 48 min. Energy Policy Former Senators Trent Lott and Byron Dorgan led a discussion on U.S. energy policy. Topics ... Former Senators Trent Lott and Byron Dorgan led a discussion on U.S. energy policy. Topics were expected to include developments in domestic gas and oil production, energy security threats and environmental challenges. They also responded to questions from the audience. 12:03 am ET Approx. 10 min. Book Discussion on Instant City Steve Inskeep; Peter Slen Steve Inskeep talked about his book, Instant City: Life and Death in Karachi.
He was ...
Steve Inskeep talked about his book, Instant City: Life and Death in Karachi.
He was interviewed while at the 12th annual National Book Festival, held on the National Mall.
The program opened and closed with scheduling information.
3:45 am ET Approx. 34 min. Jeb Bush Remarks on Education Jeb Bush; F. Handy Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush made opening remarks at a Foundation for Excellence in Education ... Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush made opening remarks at a Foundation for Excellence in Education two-day summit. He called for higher standards in U.S. education, stating that too many children were lagging behind. He outlined his education reform ideas that included accountability, school choice, teacher evaluation, and advancements in technology.
The general sessions of the 5th annual Excellence in Action National Summit on Education Reform were held in the JW Marriott Grand Ballroom.
12:15 am ET Approx. 1 hr. 14 min. Book Discussion on The Fateful History of Fannie Mae James Hagerty of the Wall Street Journal talked about his book, The Fateful History of Fannie ... James Hagerty of the Wall Street Journal talked about his book, The Fateful History of Fannie Mae: New Deal Birth to Mortgage Crisis Fall, in which he examined the 1938 creation and 70 year history of Fannie Mae. Among the topics he addressed were the role of federal regulation in the financial and housing industries, political interests in the company, and the 2008 financial crisis. He responded to questions from the audience.
4:21 am ET Approx. 52 min. Senator Kyl on Congress and National Security Jamie Fly; William Kristol; Jon Kyl Senator Jon Kyl (R-AZ) talked about U.S. foreign policy issues. Among other topics he ... Senator Jon Kyl (R-AZ) talked about U.S. foreign policy issues. Among other topics he discussed the “fiscal cliff” and defense budget cuts due to sequestration, Iran, and Israel. Senator Kyl was interviewed by William Kristol and responded to questions from members of the audience.
“Fiscal cliff” referred to the impending tax increases and sequestration budget cuts at the end of 2012 if Congress failed to reach a new budget agreement.*"Sequestration," a legal procedure in which automatic budget cuts are triggered, was part of the Budget Control Act of 2011.
“Congressional Leadership and National Security” was a session of the forum “The Price of Greatness: The Next Four Years of Foreign Policy,” held at the Newseum.
1:31 am ET Approx. 2 hr. 9 min. Book Discussion on The Silenced Majority Amy Goodman; Denis Moynihan Amy Goodman and Denis Moynihan talked about their book, The Silenced Majority: Stories of ... Amy Goodman and Denis Moynihan talked about their book, The Silenced Majority: Stories of Uprisings, Occupations, Resistance, and Hope, a collection of pieces covering major news stories of the day. The book chronicles efforts by popular movements and ordinary citizens who have challenged institutions of government and public power, as well as efforts by large corporate media to frame debate on issues.
They spoke at the Fox Tucson Theatre in Tucson, Arizona.
5:14 am ET Approx. 56 min. Syrian Civil War and U.S. Policy Senator John McCain (R-AZ) and French philosopher Bernard-Henri Levy talked about U.S. policy ... Senator John McCain (R-AZ) and French philosopher Bernard-Henri Levy talked about U.S. policy toward Syria and its ongoing civil war. They argued for a more pro-active role for the U.S. in Syria, Senator McCain calling for a no-fly zone. They were interviewed by Robert Kagan and responded to questions from members of the audience. 
“The Consequences of Inaction in Syria” was a session of the forum “The Price of Greatness: The Next Four Years of Foreign Policy,” held at the Newseum.
3:40 am ET Approx. 18 min. Child Literacy Initiatives Carol Rasco; Jane Robinson; Peter Slen C-SPAN hosted a Google Hangout discussion on child literacy and improving educational ... C-SPAN hosted a Google Hangout discussion on child literacy and improving educational opportunities for children.
6:11 am ET Approx. 46 min. Congress and National Security A Republican member and a member-elect of the House who served in the military talked about ... A Republican member and a member-elect of the House who served in the military talked about national security priorities in Afghanistan, Iran’s nuclear program, and Israel. They were interviewed by Mr. Senor and responded to questions from members of the audience.
“From the Front Lines to Capitol Hill: Perspectives from Emerging National Security Leaders” was a session of the forum “The Price of Greatness: The Next Four Years of Foreign Policy,” held at the Newseum.
4:00 am ET Approx. 46 min. Figures in American History David Nasaw; Arva Parks; Les Standiford Author David Nasaw talked about his book The Patriarch: The Remarkable Life and Turbulent Times ... Author David Nasaw talked about his book The Patriarch: The Remarkable Life and Turbulent Times of Joseph P. Kennedy, in which he chronicled Mr. Kennedy’s life. Author Les Standiford talked about his book, Samuel Adams, Patrick Henry, John Hancock, and the Secret Bands of Radicals Who Led the Colonies to War , in which he explores the role of the Sons of Liberty in the American Revolution. This event took place at the 2012 Miami Book Fair International held November 11-18, 2012 on the campus of Miami Dade College in Miami, Florida.
4:48 am ET Approx. 42 min. Book Discussion on Unlearning Liberty Greg Lukianoff Greg Lukianoff, author and President of the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education, ... Greg Lukianoff, author and President of the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education, discussed his book, Unlearning Liberty: Campus Censorship and the End of American Debate, about free speech issues on campus and university efforts to regulate and control forms of expression by students and faculty. He responded to questions from the audience.
5:31 am ET Approx. 57 min. Book Discussion on Plutocrats Chrystia Freeland Author Chrystia Freeland talks about her book, Plutocrats: the Rise of the New Global ... Author Chrystia Freeland talks about her book, Plutocrats: the Rise of the New Global Super-Rich and the Fall of Everyone Else, in which she chronicles the rise of the top 0.1 percent of the global population, and the impact they have in the world. She also responded to questions from the audience.
6:31 am ET Approx. 1 hr. 2 min. Book Discussion on Rise to Greatness David Von Drehle Author David Von Drehle talked about his book, Rise to Greatness: Abraham Lincoln and ... Author David Von Drehle talked about his book, Rise to Greatness: Abraham Lincoln and America’s Most Perilous Year, in which he presents a history of the United States in 1862, the second year of the Civil War. The author said that despite a strained federal government and weakened Union forces, President Lincoln was able to develop several pieces of legislation that would shape the future of the country, namely the Emancipation Proclamation. He spoke at Unity Temple on the Plaza in Kansas City, Missouri and responded to questions from the audience.