C-SPAN Schedule

< Thursday, December 27 >

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7:00 am ET Approx. 10 min. LIVE Fiscal Cliff Negotiations and Congressional Agenda Meredith Shiner; Peter Slen Meredeth Shiner spoke by phone about developments in negotiations over the “fiscal ... Meredeth Shiner spoke by phone about developments in negotiations over the “fiscal cliff” tax increases and budget cuts set to take place in January 2013 if Congress failed to reach a budget agreement. 6:01 am ET Approx. 1 hr. 19 min. 225th Anniversary of the U.S. Constitution Akhil Amar; David Ferriero; Clarence Thomas In celebration of the 225th anniversary of the U.S. Constitution, Justice Clarence Thomas and Yale ... In celebration of the 225th anniversary of the U.S. Constitution, Justice Clarence Thomas and Yale Law School Professor Akhil Amar discussed the Constitution’s past, present, and future. The program titled, “The Constitution Turns 225,” was held in the William G. McGowan Theater in the National Archives Building. 6:57 am ET Approx. 1 hr. 9 min. FBI Historian John Fox on J. Edgar Hoover John Fox; Bernie Reeves FBI historian John Fox spoke about the career of J. Edgar Hoover who served as FBI Director for 48 ... FBI historian John Fox spoke about the career of J. Edgar Hoover who served as FBI Director for 48 years, from 1924 until 1972. He talked about Hoover’s role in developing the FBI, and how perceptions of Hoover changed late in his career. The speech is from the Raleigh Spy Conference, held at the North Carolina Museum of History in Raleigh, North Carolina.
7:10 am ET Approx. 38 min. LIVE Open Phones Peter Slen Telephone lines were open for business owners to comment on the possible impact to them of ... Telephone lines were open for business owners to comment on the possible impact to them of “fiscal cliff” impending tax increases and budget cuts at the end of 2012 if Congress failed to reach a new budget agreement. Merideth Shiner also spoke by phone about developments in “fiscal cliff” negotiations. 7:56 am ET Approx. 28 min. After Words with Dale Carpenter Dale Carpenter; David Savage Dale Carpenter, who submitted an amicus brief in the case of Lawrence v. Texas, tells the story of ... Dale Carpenter, who submitted an amicus brief in the case of Lawrence v. Texas, tells the story of the landmark case from the arrest of John Lawrence and Tyron Garner and the players involved in their prosecution, to Justice Kennedy reading the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision and the reaction of gay rights advocates nationwide. He discussed the case that laid the foundation for same-sex marriage laws with Los Angeles Times Supreme Court reporter David Savage. 8:12 am ET Approx. 1 hr. 15 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.
7:51 am ET Approx. 40 min. LIVE 2013 Housing Market Peter Slen; Lawrence Yun Lawrence Yun gave his predictions for the housing market in the year 2013. He also responded to ... Lawrence Yun gave his predictions for the housing market in the year 2013. He also responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. Topics included the home mortgage deduction, the possible impact of “fiscal cliff” tax increases and sequestration. and federal refinancing programs.
“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 agreed to in the Budget Control Act of 2011.
8:28 am ET Approx. 1 hr. 27 min. Book Discussion on Mismatch Law professor Richard Sander and former New York Times correspondent Stuart Taylor talked ... Law professor Richard Sander and former New York Times correspondent Stuart Taylor talked about their book, Mismatch: How Affirmative Action Hurts the Students It’s Intended to Help, and Why Universities Won’t Admit It. They also presented their thoughts on affirmative action prior to the Supreme Court’s hearing of oral arguments in Fisher v. University of Texas. They said that they agreed with the initial goals of affirmative action but now believe the system hurts more than helps minorities. Richard Sander and Stuart Taylor speak at the CATO Institute in Washington, D.C. They responded to questions from the audience. 9:29 am ET Approx. 1 hr. 4 min. Book Discussion on Leak: Why Mark Felt Became Deep Throat Max Holland; Bernie Reeves Max Holland, author of Leak: Why Mark Felt Became Deep Throat, talked about the Watergate ... Max Holland, author of Leak: Why Mark Felt Became Deep Throat, talked about the Watergate scandal, the role of "Deep Throat"and the media, and the motivations for Mark Felt’s anonymous whistle-blowing. He also responded to questions from the audience.
8:33 am ET Approx. 44 min. LIVE Steve Forbes on Fiscal Cliff Negotiations Steve Forbes; Peter Slen Steve Forbes talked about some of the fiscal issues facing Congress and President Obama, and he ... Steve Forbes talked about some of the fiscal issues facing Congress and President Obama, and he responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. Topics included “fiscal cliff” impeding tax increases and budget cuts in January 2013, the impact of the health care law on businesses, Social Security, and capital gains tax rates. 10:00 am ET Approx. 10 hr. 49 min. LIVE Senate Session The Senate convened and began consideration of H.R. 5949, the FISA bill. 
Brian Schatz ...
The Senate convened and began consideration of H.R. 5949, the FISA bill. 
Brian Schatz (D-HI) was sworn in as the replacement for Senator Daniel Inouye, who died on December 17, 2012.
10:34 am ET Approx. 1 hr. 2 min. Legacy of Senator Robert Byrd Jamie Bosley; David Corbin; Ira Shapiro Two former staffers of the late Senator Robert Byrd (D-WV), Ira Shapiro and David Corbin, talked ... Two former staffers of the late Senator Robert Byrd (D-WV), Ira Shapiro and David Corbin, talked about the senator’s life and political career. Topics included why they considered him a great leader and bipartisanship in the Senate. The West Virginia State Society honored the late Senator Robert Byrd at the Monocle Restaurant on what would have been his 95th birthday.
9:20 am ET Approx. 39 min. LIVE Background Checks to Purchase Guns Matt Bennett; Peter Slen Matt Bennett talked about gun control and background checks for gun purchasers, and he responded ... Matt Bennett talked about gun control and background checks for gun purchasers, and he responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. Topics included his Third Way think tank, the process for buying guns, and the legal loophole that allows anyone to buy guns at gun shows. 8:51 pm ET Approx. 1 hr. 11 min. Book Discussion on American Tapestry Khalil Muhammad; Rachel Swarns Rachel Swarns presents a genealogy of first lady Michelle Obama’s ... Rachel Swarns presents a genealogy of first lady Michelle Obama’s family. Ms. Swarns reports that Mrs. Obama’s ancestry is multiracial and is composed of those who fought in the American Revolution and Civil War and blacks who faced Jim Crow laws and relocated from the South to the North in the Great Migration. Ms. Swarns discussed the first lady’s ancestry with Khalil Gibran Muhammad, who showed some slides and also talked about parallels with his own ancestry. Ms. Swarns also responded to questions from members of the audience in the Langston Hughes Auditorium at this “Word Rapport” program of the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture in New York City. 11:38 am ET Approx. 1 hr. 31 min. Public and Private Universities Panelists talked about the future of public research universities. Scott Jaschik moderated ... Panelists talked about the future of public research universities. Scott Jaschik moderated the presentation “Sustaining Excellence in Research, Scholarship, and the Arts.” Topics included the quality of public versus private universities, focusing on faculty, funding, and majors that would lead to jobs. Tamar Lewin moderated the final panel, summarizing the themes of the conference. Topics included cost, competition for out-of-state students, online courses, adult education, the influence of U.S. News and World Report rankings, and efforts by schools to improve their ranking. 
“Precipice or Crossroads: A Symposium on the Future of Public Research Universities” was a three-day symposium held by the University of Vermont.
10:00 am ET Approx. 6 min. Fiscal Cliff Negotiations and Congressional Agenda Meredith Shiner; Peter Slen Meredeth Shiner spoke by phone about developments in negotiations over the “fiscal ... Meredeth Shiner spoke by phone about developments in negotiations over the “fiscal cliff” tax increases and budget cuts set to take place in January 2013 if Congress failed to reach a budget agreement. 10:05 pm ET Approx. 1 hr. 38 min. Book Discussion on Barack Obama: The Story David Maraniss; Peter Slen Author David Maraniss talked about his tenth book, Barack Obama; The Story. For this ... Author David Maraniss talked about his tenth book, Barack Obama; The Story. For this project, the Washington Post associate editor and Pulitzer Prize-winner traveled across the world including to Kansas, Indonesia, Kenya, Los Angeles, Hawaii, New York, and Chicago. David Maraniss spoke with relatives of President Obama in Kenya and discovered the president’s African ancestral history on the shores of Lake Victoria. He toured the houses where young Barry Obama lived in Indonesia and found the Kansas family homes and sites where his mother’s family began. Exclusive video and pictures from Kenya, Indonesia, Kansas and Hawaii were shown. Book TV traveled to Kenya with David Maraniss in January 2010 to document his African research trip. Mr. Maraniss spent four years researching and writing the book, which would be released Tuesday, June 19, 2012. After the presentation, Mr. Maraniss responded to telephone calls and electronic communications, including video questions. A video clip of a November 23, 2004, talk by then Senator-Elect Obama was also shown. 1:12 pm ET Approx. 1 hr. 28 min. Multi-Employer Pension Plans Josh Gotbaum testified on the fiscal health of multi-employer pension plans and the Pension ... Josh Gotbaum testified on the fiscal health of multi-employer pension plans and the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (PBGC). He said that without congressional changes, the agency would end up with little resources to help improve existing multi-employer pension plans or those plans that fail.
10:08 am ET Approx. 31 min. Congressional Career of Representative Dan Burton Danny Burton; Susan Swain Retiring Representative Dan Burton (R-IN) reflected on his career in Congress. Among the ... Retiring Representative Dan Burton (R-IN) reflected on his career in Congress. Among the topics he addressed were ways in which partisanship had become a barrier to legislative action, his role in government oversight during the Clinton administration, his efforts on behalf of autism research and cures, and his personal reflections on life in office. 11:46 pm ET Approx. 38 min. Book Discussion on The Amateur Edward Klein; Peter Slen Edward Klein talked about his book, The Amateur, which takes a critical look at President ... Edward Klein talked about his book, The Amateur, which takes a critical look at President Obama before and after he reached the White House. He was interviewed while attending FreedomFest, which was held July 11-14, 2012, in Bally’s Las Vegas Hotel and Casino. 2:43 pm ET Approx. 1 hr. 20 min. Promoting Energy Efficiency Witnesses testified on proposed reforms to the tax code and how incentives for energy efficiency ... Witnesses testified on proposed reforms to the tax code and how incentives for energy efficiency could be implemented in broader tax reform efforts.
10:41 am ET Approx. 30 min. Congressional Career of Senator Kent Conrad Kent Conrad; Susan Swain Senator Kent Conrad (D-ND) reflected on his career in Congress. Among the topics he addressed ... Senator Kent Conrad (D-ND) reflected on his career in Congress. Among the topics he addressed were the rise of partisan interests in the Senate, the role of lobbying in the political process, federal revenue and spending programs, and his plans for the future. 12:27 am ET Approx. 35 min. Book Discussion on First Cameraman Arun Chaudhary 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. 4:05 pm ET Approx. 44 min. Future of Homeownership Housing industry and policy experts talked about the future of homeownership. They focused on ... Housing industry and policy experts talked about the future of homeownership. They focused on the benefits and costs of homeownership and the role of lenders, investors and government policies, such as tax incentives and housing finance subsidies. The panelists also answered questions from audience members.
This event was the second part of a Brookings Institution on lending practices and the future of homeownership.
11:16 am ET Approx. 2 min. 2013 Housing Market Peter Slen; Lawrence Yun Lawrence Yun gave his predictions for the housing market in the year 2013. He also responded to ... Lawrence Yun gave his predictions for the housing market in the year 2013. He also responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. Topics included the home mortgage deduction, the possible impact of “fiscal cliff” tax increases and sequestration. and federal refinancing programs.
“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 agreed to in the Budget Control Act of 2011.
1:03 am ET Approx. 1 hr. 11 min. Book Discussion on American Tapestry Khalil Muhammad; Rachel Swarns Rachel Swarns presents a genealogy of first lady Michelle Obama’s ... Rachel Swarns presents a genealogy of first lady Michelle Obama’s family. Ms. Swarns reports that Mrs. Obama’s ancestry is multiracial and is composed of those who fought in the American Revolution and Civil War and blacks who faced Jim Crow laws and relocated from the South to the North in the Great Migration. Ms. Swarns discussed the first lady’s ancestry with Khalil Gibran Muhammad, who showed some slides and also talked about parallels with his own ancestry. Ms. Swarns also responded to questions from members of the audience in the Langston Hughes Auditorium at this “Word Rapport” program of the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture in New York City. 4:50 pm ET Approx. 1 hr. 42 min. Access to Voting in the 2012 Election Witnesses testified on access to voting during the 2012 election and the need for protections ... Witnesses testified on access to voting during the 2012 election and the need for protections against efforts to limit or suppress voters.
11:19 am ET Approx. 17 min. LIVE President Obama Return to the White House Barack Obama President Obama returned to Washington early from his vacation in Hawaii while Congress returned ... President Obama returned to Washington early from his vacation in Hawaii while Congress returned to pursue a compromise on revenue and spending to avoid the “fiscal cliff.” Live footage of Air Force One landing at Joint Base Andrews and officials greeting the president was shown. 2:15 am ET Approx. 1 hr. 38 min. Book Discussion on Barack Obama: The Story David Maraniss; Peter Slen Author David Maraniss talked about his tenth book, Barack Obama; The Story. For this ... Author David Maraniss talked about his tenth book, Barack Obama; The Story. For this project, the Washington Post associate editor and Pulitzer Prize-winner traveled across the world including to Kansas, Indonesia, Kenya, Los Angeles, Hawaii, New York, and Chicago. David Maraniss spoke with relatives of President Obama in Kenya and discovered the president’s African ancestral history on the shores of Lake Victoria. He toured the houses where young Barry Obama lived in Indonesia and found the Kansas family homes and sites where his mother’s family began. Exclusive video and pictures from Kenya, Indonesia, Kansas and Hawaii were shown. Book TV traveled to Kenya with David Maraniss in January 2010 to document his African research trip. Mr. Maraniss spent four years researching and writing the book, which would be released Tuesday, June 19, 2012. After the presentation, Mr. Maraniss responded to telephone calls and electronic communications, including video questions. A video clip of a November 23, 2004, talk by then Senator-Elect Obama was also shown. 6:35 pm ET Approx. 1 hr. 23 min. Gary Locke on U.S.-China Relations Gary Locke; Orville Schell; George Stephanopoulos U.S. Ambassador to China Gary Locke, the Asia Society’s Orville Schell, and ABC News' George ... U.S. Ambassador to China Gary Locke, the Asia Society’s Orville Schell, and ABC News' George Stephanopoulous, who moderated the event, talked about what’s next in U.S.-China relations. Ambassador Locke said that there will be continuity in U.S.- China relations, and that the new Chinese leader Xi Jinping is “more at ease with people” but noted that it’s too soon to get a “sense” of his policies.The event took place at the Asia Society in New York City
11:36 am ET Approx. 40 min. 2013 Housing Market Peter Slen; Lawrence Yun Lawrence Yun gave his predictions for the housing market in the year 2013. He also responded to ... Lawrence Yun gave his predictions for the housing market in the year 2013. He also responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. Topics included the home mortgage deduction, the possible impact of “fiscal cliff” tax increases and sequestration. and federal refinancing programs.
“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 agreed to in the Budget Control Act of 2011.
3:55 am ET Approx. 38 min. Book Discussion on The Amateur Edward Klein; Peter Slen Edward Klein talked about his book, The Amateur, which takes a critical look at President ... Edward Klein talked about his book, The Amateur, which takes a critical look at President Obama before and after he reached the White House. He was interviewed while attending FreedomFest, which was held July 11-14, 2012, in Bally’s Las Vegas Hotel and Casino. 8:00 pm ET Approx. 28 min. Boston's Granary Burying Ground Kelly Thomas Kelly Thomas, program manager for the City of Boston’s Historic Burying Grounds Initiative, ... Kelly Thomas, program manager for the City of Boston’s Historic Burying Grounds Initiative, toured the Granary Burying Ground in downtown Boston. Established in the year 1660, the Granary Burying Ground is the city’s third oldest cemetery, and the burial site of several notable American Revolutionaries, including Paul Revere, John Hancock and Samuel Adams. This is part one of two of the program.
12:19 pm ET Approx. 44 min. Shareholders and Investors Charles Fleeman; Lynn Stout Author Lynn Stout talked about her book, The Shareholder Value Myth, in which she argues ... Author Lynn Stout talked about her book, The Shareholder Value Myth, in which she argues that corporations placed too much emphasis on increasing their stock price. She said the focus on shareholder value has prevented corporations from making a full contribution to solving the problems of the world, and described a corporate world where the effort to maximize profits in the short term had degraded the long-term value of many companies. She responded to questions from the audience. 4:34 am ET Approx. 35 min. Book Discussion on First Cameraman Arun Chaudhary 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. 8:29 pm ET Approx. 29 min. Boston's Granary Burying Ground - Part 2 Kelly Thomas Kelly Thomas, program manager for the City of Boston’s Historic Burying Grounds Initiative, ... Kelly Thomas, program manager for the City of Boston’s Historic Burying Grounds Initiative, toured the Granary Burying Ground in downtown Boston.*Established in the year 1660, the Granary Burying Ground is the city’s third oldest cemetery, and the burial site of several notable American Revolutionaries, including Paul Revere, John Hancock and Samuel Adams.
1:04 pm ET Approx. 1 min. Congressional Career of Senator Ben Nelson Ben Nelson; Susan Swain Senator Ben Nelson (D-NE), who was retiring at the close of the 112th Congress, reflected on his ... Senator Ben Nelson (D-NE), who was retiring at the close of the 112th Congress, reflected on his 12 years in the Senate. Topics included the importance of compromising and his work as a member of the “Gang of 14,” a bi-partisan group of Senators who in 2005 successfully negotiated a deal on approving judicial nominations. 5:12 am ET Approx. 1 hr. 11 min. Book Discussion on American Tapestry Khalil Muhammad; Rachel Swarns Rachel Swarns presents a genealogy of first lady Michelle Obama’s ... Rachel Swarns presents a genealogy of first lady Michelle Obama’s family. Ms. Swarns reports that Mrs. Obama’s ancestry is multiracial and is composed of those who fought in the American Revolution and Civil War and blacks who faced Jim Crow laws and relocated from the South to the North in the Great Migration. Ms. Swarns discussed the first lady’s ancestry with Khalil Gibran Muhammad, who showed some slides and also talked about parallels with his own ancestry. Ms. Swarns also responded to questions from members of the audience in the Langston Hughes Auditorium at this “Word Rapport” program of the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture in New York City. 9:01 pm ET Approx. 29 min. 1930s-40s Color Photographs Beverly Brannan During the Great Depression and World War II, photographers working for the U.S. ... During the Great Depression and World War II, photographers working for the U.S. Government’s Farm Security Administration (FSA) and later the Office of War Information (OWI) created about 1,600 color photographs depicting life in the United States and war production activities.
Collection Curator Beverly Brannan of the Library of Congress talked about the photographers and the images.
1:07 pm ET Approx. 52 min. Debt Crises and World Economy Yanis Varoufakis Greek economist Yanis Varoufakis, the author of The Global Minotaur: America, the True Origins ... Greek economist Yanis Varoufakis, the author of The Global Minotaur: America, the True Origins of the Financial Crisis and the Future of the World Economy, spoke about debt and the global economy. He argued against the existence of a debt crisis in the global economy or in individual countries, asserting that the problem instead was a a crisis of too much savings “with no place to go.” 6:26 am ET Approx. 1 hr. 38 min. Book Discussion on Barack Obama: The Story David Maraniss; Peter Slen Author David Maraniss talked about his tenth book, Barack Obama; The Story. For this ... Author David Maraniss talked about his tenth book, Barack Obama; The Story. For this project, the Washington Post associate editor and Pulitzer Prize-winner traveled across the world including to Kansas, Indonesia, Kenya, Los Angeles, Hawaii, New York, and Chicago. David Maraniss spoke with relatives of President Obama in Kenya and discovered the president’s African ancestral history on the shores of Lake Victoria. He toured the houses where young Barry Obama lived in Indonesia and found the Kansas family homes and sites where his mother’s family began. Exclusive video and pictures from Kenya, Indonesia, Kansas and Hawaii were shown. Book TV traveled to Kenya with David Maraniss in January 2010 to document his African research trip. Mr. Maraniss spent four years researching and writing the book, which would be released Tuesday, June 19, 2012. After the presentation, Mr. Maraniss responded to telephone calls and electronic communications, including video questions. A video clip of a November 23, 2004, talk by then Senator-Elect Obama was also shown. 9:31 pm ET Approx. 28 min. 1930s-40s Color Photographs, Part 2 Beverly Brannan During the Great Depression and World War II, photographers working for the U.S. ... During the Great Depression and World War II, photographers working for the U.S. Government’s Farm Security Administration (FSA) and later the Office of War Information (OWI) created about 1,600 color photographs depicting life in the United States and war production activities. 
Collection Curator Beverly Brannan of the Library of Congress talked about the photographers and the images.
2:00 pm ET Approx. 9 min. LIVE House Pro Forma Session The U.S. House of Representatives convened for a pro forma session. The U.S. House of Representatives convened for a pro forma session. 10:01 pm ET Approx. 57 min. Captain Frederick Pabst Mansion John Eastberg This is a tour of the 1892 mansion of Captain Frederick Pabst in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The ... This is a tour of the 1892 mansion of Captain Frederick Pabst in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The sea captain not only founded the world famous Pabst Brewery, he was a philanthropist and real estate developer and had a great influence on the growth of this Midwestern city on Lake Michigan. Historian John Eastberg showed us examples of craftsmanship, original furnishings and art which teach us about Pabst’s German heritage, Milwaukee’s history, and America’s Gilded Age.
2:11 pm ET Approx. 4 min. Majority Leader Reid on Fiscal Cliff Negotiations Harry Reid Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) urged members of the House of Representatives to come ... Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) urged members of the House of Representatives to come back in session and vote on legislation extending tax cuts for incomes under $250,000. The Senate passed the bill over the summer. 11:01 pm ET Approx. 28 min. Boston's Granary Burying Ground Kelly Thomas Kelly Thomas, program manager for the City of Boston’s Historic Burying Grounds Initiative, ... Kelly Thomas, program manager for the City of Boston’s Historic Burying Grounds Initiative, toured the Granary Burying Ground in downtown Boston. Established in the year 1660, the Granary Burying Ground is the city’s third oldest cemetery, and the burial site of several notable American Revolutionaries, including Paul Revere, John Hancock and Samuel Adams. This is part one of two of the program.
2:15 pm ET Approx. 18 min. LIVE House Democratic Whip Hoyer on Fiscal Cliff Negotiations Steny Hoyer House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (D-MD) spoke to reporters about the status of negotiations to ... House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (D-MD) spoke to reporters about the status of negotiations to avoid the “fiscal cliff” of impending tax increases and budget cuts in January 2013 if Congress failed to reach a new budget agreement. 11:30 pm ET Approx. 29 min. Boston's Granary Burying Ground - Part 2 Kelly Thomas Kelly Thomas, program manager for the City of Boston’s Historic Burying Grounds Initiative, ... Kelly Thomas, program manager for the City of Boston’s Historic Burying Grounds Initiative, toured the Granary Burying Ground in downtown Boston.*Established in the year 1660, the Granary Burying Ground is the city’s third oldest cemetery, and the burial site of several notable American Revolutionaries, including Paul Revere, John Hancock and Samuel Adams.
2:34 pm ET Approx. 10 min. Open Phones on Fiscal Cliff Negotiations Telephone lines were open for viewer comments on “fiscal cliff” negotiations in ... Telephone lines were open for viewer comments on “fiscal cliff” negotiations in Congress. 12:01 am ET Approx. 29 min. 1930s-40s Color Photographs Beverly Brannan During the Great Depression and World War II, photographers working for the U.S. ... During the Great Depression and World War II, photographers working for the U.S. Government’s Farm Security Administration (FSA) and later the Office of War Information (OWI) created about 1,600 color photographs depicting life in the United States and war production activities.
Collection Curator Beverly Brannan of the Library of Congress talked about the photographers and the images.
2:45 pm ET Approx. 44 min. Steve Forbes on Fiscal Cliff Negotiations Steve Forbes; Peter Slen Steve Forbes talked about some of the fiscal issues facing Congress and President Obama, and he ... Steve Forbes talked about some of the fiscal issues facing Congress and President Obama, and he responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. Topics included “fiscal cliff” impeding tax increases and budget cuts in January 2013, the impact of the health care law on businesses, Social Security, and capital gains tax rates. 12:32 am ET Approx. 28 min. 1930s-40s Color Photographs, Part 2 Beverly Brannan During the Great Depression and World War II, photographers working for the U.S. ... During the Great Depression and World War II, photographers working for the U.S. Government’s Farm Security Administration (FSA) and later the Office of War Information (OWI) created about 1,600 color photographs depicting life in the United States and war production activities. 
Collection Curator Beverly Brannan of the Library of Congress talked about the photographers and the images.
3:33 pm ET Approx. 38 min. Background Checks to Purchase Guns Matt Bennett; Peter Slen Matt Bennett talked about gun control and background checks for gun purchasers, and he responded ... Matt Bennett talked about gun control and background checks for gun purchasers, and he responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. Topics included his Third Way think tank, the process for buying guns, and the legal loophole that allows anyone to buy guns at gun shows. 1:02 am ET Approx. 57 min. Captain Frederick Pabst Mansion John Eastberg This is a tour of the 1892 mansion of Captain Frederick Pabst in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The ... This is a tour of the 1892 mansion of Captain Frederick Pabst in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The sea captain not only founded the world famous Pabst Brewery, he was a philanthropist and real estate developer and had a great influence on the growth of this Midwestern city on Lake Michigan. Historian John Eastberg showed us examples of craftsmanship, original furnishings and art which teach us about Pabst’s German heritage, Milwaukee’s history, and America’s Gilded Age.
4:12 pm ET Approx. 1 min. Congressional Career of Senator Ben Nelson Ben Nelson; Susan Swain Senator Ben Nelson (D-NE), who was retiring at the close of the 112th Congress, reflected on his ... Senator Ben Nelson (D-NE), who was retiring at the close of the 112th Congress, reflected on his 12 years in the Senate. Topics included the importance of compromising and his work as a member of the “Gang of 14,” a bi-partisan group of Senators who in 2005 successfully negotiated a deal on approving judicial nominations. 2:02 am ET Approx. 28 min. Boston's Granary Burying Ground Kelly Thomas Kelly Thomas, program manager for the City of Boston’s Historic Burying Grounds Initiative, ... Kelly Thomas, program manager for the City of Boston’s Historic Burying Grounds Initiative, toured the Granary Burying Ground in downtown Boston. Established in the year 1660, the Granary Burying Ground is the city’s third oldest cemetery, and the burial site of several notable American Revolutionaries, including Paul Revere, John Hancock and Samuel Adams. This is part one of two of the program.
4:14 pm ET Approx. 1 hr. 11 min. Debt Crises and World Economy Yanis Varoufakis Greek economist Yanis Varoufakis, the author of The Global Minotaur: America, the True Origins ... Greek economist Yanis Varoufakis, the author of The Global Minotaur: America, the True Origins of the Financial Crisis and the Future of the World Economy, spoke about debt and the global economy. He argued against the existence of a debt crisis in the global economy or in individual countries, asserting that the problem instead was a a crisis of too much savings “with no place to go.” 2:31 am ET Approx. 29 min. Boston's Granary Burying Ground - Part 2 Kelly Thomas Kelly Thomas, program manager for the City of Boston’s Historic Burying Grounds Initiative, ... Kelly Thomas, program manager for the City of Boston’s Historic Burying Grounds Initiative, toured the Granary Burying Ground in downtown Boston.*Established in the year 1660, the Granary Burying Ground is the city’s third oldest cemetery, and the burial site of several notable American Revolutionaries, including Paul Revere, John Hancock and Samuel Adams.
5:28 pm ET Approx. 1 hr. 23 min. Student Loan Debt Mark Kantrowitz and Deanne Loonin talked about the impact of student loan debt on both students ... Mark Kantrowitz and Deanne Loonin talked about the impact of student loan debt on both students and parents. According to a recent ProPublica report, parents were being saddled with student loans they were unable to afford to repay. 3:02 am ET Approx. 29 min. 1930s-40s Color Photographs Beverly Brannan During the Great Depression and World War II, photographers working for the U.S. ... During the Great Depression and World War II, photographers working for the U.S. Government’s Farm Security Administration (FSA) and later the Office of War Information (OWI) created about 1,600 color photographs depicting life in the United States and war production activities.
Collection Curator Beverly Brannan of the Library of Congress talked about the photographers and the images.
6:54 pm ET Approx. 40 min. 2013 Housing Market Peter Slen; Lawrence Yun Lawrence Yun gave his predictions for the housing market in the year 2013. He also responded to ... Lawrence Yun gave his predictions for the housing market in the year 2013. He also responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. Topics included the home mortgage deduction, the possible impact of “fiscal cliff” tax increases and sequestration. and federal refinancing programs.
“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 agreed to in the Budget Control Act of 2011.
3:33 am ET Approx. 28 min. 1930s-40s Color Photographs, Part 2 Beverly Brannan During the Great Depression and World War II, photographers working for the U.S. ... During the Great Depression and World War II, photographers working for the U.S. Government’s Farm Security Administration (FSA) and later the Office of War Information (OWI) created about 1,600 color photographs depicting life in the United States and war production activities. 
Collection Curator Beverly Brannan of the Library of Congress talked about the photographers and the images.
7:37 pm ET Approx. 4 min. Representative Steny Hoyer on Fiscal Cliff Negotiations House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (D-MD) spoke about the status of negotiations to avoid the ... House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (D-MD) spoke about the status of negotiations to avoid the “fiscal cliff” of impending tax increases and budget cuts in January 2013 if Congress failed to reach a new budget agreement. 4:02 am ET Approx. 57 min. Captain Frederick Pabst Mansion John Eastberg This is a tour of the 1892 mansion of Captain Frederick Pabst in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The ... This is a tour of the 1892 mansion of Captain Frederick Pabst in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The sea captain not only founded the world famous Pabst Brewery, he was a philanthropist and real estate developer and had a great influence on the growth of this Midwestern city on Lake Michigan. Historian John Eastberg showed us examples of craftsmanship, original furnishings and art which teach us about Pabst’s German heritage, Milwaukee’s history, and America’s Gilded Age.
7:42 pm ET Approx. 18 min. House Democratic Whip Hoyer on Fiscal Cliff Negotiations Steny Hoyer House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (D-MD) spoke to reporters about the status of negotiations to ... House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (D-MD) spoke to reporters about the status of negotiations to avoid the “fiscal cliff” of impending tax increases and budget cuts in January 2013 if Congress failed to reach a new budget agreement. 5:03 am ET Approx. 28 min. Boston's Granary Burying Ground Kelly Thomas Kelly Thomas, program manager for the City of Boston’s Historic Burying Grounds Initiative, ... Kelly Thomas, program manager for the City of Boston’s Historic Burying Grounds Initiative, toured the Granary Burying Ground in downtown Boston. Established in the year 1660, the Granary Burying Ground is the city’s third oldest cemetery, and the burial site of several notable American Revolutionaries, including Paul Revere, John Hancock and Samuel Adams. This is part one of two of the program.
8:00 pm ET Approx. 39 min. Congressional Career of Senator Ben Nelson Ben Nelson; Susan Swain Senator Ben Nelson (D-NE), who was retiring at the close of the 112th Congress, reflected on his ... Senator Ben Nelson (D-NE), who was retiring at the close of the 112th Congress, reflected on his 12 years in the Senate. Topics included the importance of compromising and his work as a member of the “Gang of 14,” a bi-partisan group of Senators who in 2005 successfully negotiated a deal on approving judicial nominations. 5:32 am ET Approx. 29 min. Boston's Granary Burying Ground - Part 2 Kelly Thomas Kelly Thomas, program manager for the City of Boston’s Historic Burying Grounds Initiative, ... Kelly Thomas, program manager for the City of Boston’s Historic Burying Grounds Initiative, toured the Granary Burying Ground in downtown Boston.*Established in the year 1660, the Granary Burying Ground is the city’s third oldest cemetery, and the burial site of several notable American Revolutionaries, including Paul Revere, John Hancock and Samuel Adams.
8:41 pm ET Approx. 32 min. Congressional Career of Representative Jerry Lewis Jerry Lewis; Susan Swain Representative Jerry Lewis (R-CA), who was retiring at the close of the 112th Congress, reflected ... Representative Jerry Lewis (R-CA), who was retiring at the close of the 112th Congress, reflected on his 24-year career in the House of Representatives. He had been the chairman and the ranking Republican on the House Appropriations Committee and was interviewed in House Appropriations Committee Chairman’s office in the U.S. Capitol. He talked about the appropriation process, lobbying, and the value of bipartisanship. Other topics included how the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks changed the operations in the U.S. Capitol. 6:03 am ET Approx. 29 min. 1930s-40s Color Photographs Beverly Brannan During the Great Depression and World War II, photographers working for the U.S. ... During the Great Depression and World War II, photographers working for the U.S. Government’s Farm Security Administration (FSA) and later the Office of War Information (OWI) created about 1,600 color photographs depicting life in the United States and war production activities.
Collection Curator Beverly Brannan of the Library of Congress talked about the photographers and the images.
9:14 pm ET Approx. 28 min. Congressional Career of Representative Lynn Woolsey Peter Slen; Lynn Woolsey Representative Lynn Woolsey (D-CA), who was retiring at the close of the 112th Congress, reflected ... Representative Lynn Woolsey (D-CA), who was retiring at the close of the 112th Congress, reflected on her 20-year career in the House of Representatives. She spoke about her time as co-chair of the progressive caucus, calling them the “real Democrats” as well as her opposition to the Iraq and Afghanistan wars. She said her biggest mistake was voting for a 2001 resolution authorizing the initial use of force following the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. She was interviewed in her office in the Rayburn House Office Building. 6:34 am ET Approx. 28 min. 1930s-40s Color Photographs, Part 2 Beverly Brannan During the Great Depression and World War II, photographers working for the U.S. ... During the Great Depression and World War II, photographers working for the U.S. Government’s Farm Security Administration (FSA) and later the Office of War Information (OWI) created about 1,600 color photographs depicting life in the United States and war production activities. 
Collection Curator Beverly Brannan of the Library of Congress talked about the photographers and the images.
9:47 pm ET Approx. 18 min. House Democratic Whip Hoyer on Fiscal Cliff Negotiations Steny Hoyer House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (D-MD) spoke to reporters about the status of negotiations to ... House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (D-MD) spoke to reporters about the status of negotiations to avoid the “fiscal cliff” of impending tax increases and budget cuts in January 2013 if Congress failed to reach a new budget agreement.
10:06 pm ET Approx. 15 min. Senate Leaders McConnell and Reid Fiscal Cliff Debate Mitch McConnell; Harry Reid Minority Leader McConnell and Majority Leader Reid debated about the impasse regarding reaching a ... Minority Leader McConnell and Majority Leader Reid debated about the impasse regarding reaching a deal to avoid the “fiscal cliff” of automatic tax increases and spending cuts scheduled for January 2013 if Congress does not reach a budget agreement before then.*Senator McConnell mentioned a telephone call that President Obama made to him from Hawaii.
10:24 pm ET Approx. 1 hr. 6 min. History and Future of The New York Times Sarah Henry; Daniel Schwarz Daniel Schwarz talked about his book, Endtimes?: Crises and Turmoil at the New York Times, ... Daniel Schwarz talked about his book, Endtimes?: Crises and Turmoil at the New York Times, 1999-2009. In his book, Mr. Schwarz explores the inner workings of The Times during a pivotal decade, providing an in-depth history of the paper’s transformation from the age of print into the digital age. His investigation draws on more than 40 one-on-one interviews with Times staff, including the publisher Arthur Sulzberger, Jr., every living executive editor, masthead figures, section editors, and reporters. In his book he concludes of this iconic New York institution in transition that “It is the worst newspaper in the world, except for all the others.” Professor Schwarz responded to questions from members of the audience.
11:33 pm ET Approx. 1 hr. 23 min. Student Loan Debt Mark Kantrowitz and Deanne Loonin talked about the impact of student loan debt on both students ... Mark Kantrowitz and Deanne Loonin talked about the impact of student loan debt on both students and parents. According to a recent ProPublica report, parents were being saddled with student loans they were unable to afford to repay.
12:59 am ET Approx. 39 min. Congressional Career of Senator Ben Nelson Ben Nelson; Susan Swain Senator Ben Nelson (D-NE), who was retiring at the close of the 112th Congress, reflected on his ... Senator Ben Nelson (D-NE), who was retiring at the close of the 112th Congress, reflected on his 12 years in the Senate. Topics included the importance of compromising and his work as a member of the “Gang of 14,” a bi-partisan group of Senators who in 2005 successfully negotiated a deal on approving judicial nominations.
1:39 am ET Approx. 32 min. Congressional Career of Representative Jerry Lewis Jerry Lewis; Susan Swain Representative Jerry Lewis (R-CA), who was retiring at the close of the 112th Congress, reflected ... Representative Jerry Lewis (R-CA), who was retiring at the close of the 112th Congress, reflected on his 24-year career in the House of Representatives. He had been the chairman and the ranking Republican on the House Appropriations Committee and was interviewed in House Appropriations Committee Chairman’s office in the U.S. Capitol. He talked about the appropriation process, lobbying, and the value of bipartisanship. Other topics included how the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks changed the operations in the U.S. Capitol.
2:13 am ET Approx. 28 min. Congressional Career of Representative Lynn Woolsey Peter Slen; Lynn Woolsey Representative Lynn Woolsey (D-CA), who was retiring at the close of the 112th Congress, reflected ... Representative Lynn Woolsey (D-CA), who was retiring at the close of the 112th Congress, reflected on her 20-year career in the House of Representatives. She spoke about her time as co-chair of the progressive caucus, calling them the “real Democrats” as well as her opposition to the Iraq and Afghanistan wars. She said her biggest mistake was voting for a 2001 resolution authorizing the initial use of force following the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. She was interviewed in her office in the Rayburn House Office Building.
2:43 am ET Approx. 18 min. House Democratic Whip Hoyer on Fiscal Cliff Negotiations Steny Hoyer House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (D-MD) spoke to reporters about the status of negotiations to ... House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (D-MD) spoke to reporters about the status of negotiations to avoid the “fiscal cliff” of impending tax increases and budget cuts in January 2013 if Congress failed to reach a new budget agreement.
3:02 am ET Approx. 15 min. Senate Leaders McConnell and Reid Fiscal Cliff Debate Mitch McConnell; Harry Reid Minority Leader McConnell and Majority Leader Reid debated about the impasse regarding reaching a ... Minority Leader McConnell and Majority Leader Reid debated about the impasse regarding reaching a deal to avoid the “fiscal cliff” of automatic tax increases and spending cuts scheduled for January 2013 if Congress does not reach a budget agreement before then.*Senator McConnell mentioned a telephone call that President Obama made to him from Hawaii.
3:18 am ET Approx. 1 hr. 6 min. History and Future of The New York Times Sarah Henry; Daniel Schwarz Daniel Schwarz talked about his book, Endtimes?: Crises and Turmoil at the New York Times, ... Daniel Schwarz talked about his book, Endtimes?: Crises and Turmoil at the New York Times, 1999-2009. In his book, Mr. Schwarz explores the inner workings of The Times during a pivotal decade, providing an in-depth history of the paper’s transformation from the age of print into the digital age. His investigation draws on more than 40 one-on-one interviews with Times staff, including the publisher Arthur Sulzberger, Jr., every living executive editor, masthead figures, section editors, and reporters. In his book he concludes of this iconic New York institution in transition that “It is the worst newspaper in the world, except for all the others.” Professor Schwarz responded to questions from members of the audience.
4:27 am ET Approx. 1 hr. 23 min. Student Loan Debt Mark Kantrowitz and Deanne Loonin talked about the impact of student loan debt on both students ... Mark Kantrowitz and Deanne Loonin talked about the impact of student loan debt on both students and parents. According to a recent ProPublica report, parents were being saddled with student loans they were unable to afford to repay.
5:54 am ET Approx. 1 hr. 4 min. Constitutionalism and China Stephen Breyer; Martin Indyk; John Thornton Justice Stephen Breyer talked about China’s judicial shortcomings, and U.S. history and the ... Justice Stephen Breyer talked about China’s judicial shortcomings, and U.S. history and the power of the Constitution. He responded to questions from members of the audience.
“Constitutionalism and its Significance for China” 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.