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7:00 am ET Approx. 47 min. LIVE Open Phones ; Telephone lines were open for viewer comments on the relationship between the press and ... Telephone lines were open for viewer comments on the relationship between the press and “D.C. insiders.” The question stemmed from the previous night annual White House Correspondents' Dinner.
C-SPAN Radio’s Nancy Calo previewed the Sunday morning talk shows.
6:30 am ET Approx. 1 hr. Book Discussion on The Elected and the Chosen Denis Brian talked about his book, The Elected and the Chosen: Why American Presidents Have ... Denis Brian talked about his book, The Elected and the Chosen: Why American Presidents Have Supported Jews and Israel, in which he discusses the historic support given to Jews and Israel by American presidents. Mr. Brian spoke at the Baywinds Community Association in West Palm Beach, Florida. 7:00 am ET Approx. 58 min. Q&A with Walter Stahr ; Walter Stahr talked about Seward: Lincoln’s Indispensable Man, his biography on ... Walter Stahr talked about Seward: Lincoln’s Indispensable Man, his biography on William Seward, who he argued was one of the most important Americans of the 19th Century. He detailed Seward’s service as a progressive governor of New York and an outspoken U.S. senator before being chosen as Abraham Lincoln’s secretary of state and closest adviser. He spoke about the special relationship between the president and Seward, and observed that some detractors erroneously stated at the time that Seward was actually the power behind Lincoln’s presidency. Secretary Seward was severely wounded by other assassins the night President Lincoln was assassinated, but remained as secretary of state through President Andrew Johnson’s term. Mr. Stahr also talked about his own years as a practicing attorney and his decision to take up writing as a profession.
7:50 am ET Approx. 45 min. LIVE Boston Marathon Bombings ; David Williams talked about the role of the FBI in the investigation of the Boston marathon ... David Williams talked about the role of the FBI in the investigation of the Boston marathon bombings as well as its efforts to combat terrorism in the United States. He responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. 7:30 am ET Approx. 15 min. Book Party for Robert Ney's Sideswiped Robert Ney attended a book party for the launch of his book, Sideswiped: Lessons Learned ... Robert Ney attended a book party for the launch of his book, Sideswiped: Lessons Learned Courtesy of the Hit Men of Capital Hil, at the Monocle Restaurant in Washington, D.C. The author also made informal remarks. 8:00 am ET Approx. 29 min. B&O Railroad and the Civil War Daniel Toomey toured the the historic roundhouse building of the Baltimore and Ohio (B&O) Railroad ... Daniel Toomey toured the the historic roundhouse building of the Baltimore and Ohio (B&O) Railroad Museum in Baltimore, Maryland. The museum was marking the 150th anniversary of the Civil War with the ongoing exhibit “The War Came by Train.”
8:38 am ET Approx. 43 min. LIVE News Review Evan McMorris-Santoro and Seung Min Kim reviewed the previous news week, and they responded to ... Evan McMorris-Santoro and Seung Min Kim reviewed the previous news week, and they responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. Topics includedthe latest in the Boston Marathon bombings, Syria’s use of chemical weapons, congressional passage of a law that allows the Federal Aviation Administration more flexibility in dealing with sequestration budget cuts.
C-SPAN Radio’s Nancy Calo previewed the Sunday morning talk shows.
7:47 am ET Approx. 57 min. Panel on Violence Authors talked about depicting violence in non-fiction books, and also responded to questions from ... Authors talked about depicting violence in non-fiction books, and also responded to questions from members of the audience. The panel was moderated by the president of Lewis and Clark College, Barry Glassner. 
“Nonfiction: Violence on the Page” was a Hancock Foundation panel from the 2013 Los Angeles Times Festival of Books from the University Park Campus of the University of Southern California. 
8:30 am ET Approx. 36 min. Presidential Retreats ; Author Peter Hannaford talked about his book, Presidential Retreats: Where the Presidents Went ... Author Peter Hannaford talked about his book, Presidential Retreats: Where the Presidents Went and Why They Went There. The Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation hosted this event.
9:22 am ET Approx. 37 min. LIVE U.S.-Russian Relationship ; William Pomeranz talked about the status of U.S.-Russian relations following the Boston Marathon ... William Pomeranz talked about the status of U.S.-Russian relations following the Boston Marathon bombings and rising tensions in Syria. He also responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. 8:45 am ET Approx. 56 min. Book Discussion on Grand Central: How a Train Station Transformed America Sam Roberts talked about his book, Grand Central: How a Train Station Transformed America, ... Sam Roberts talked about his book, Grand Central: How a Train Station Transformed America, in which he presents a history of New York City’s Grand Central Terminal, which opened on February 2, 1913. The author spoke about the Terminal’s development and construction and how it changed the urban landscape. Sam Roberts spoke at the New York Public Library. 9:07 am ET Approx. 1 hr. 36 min. How Mexican Food Conquered the World Panelists talked about the history of foods such as tacos, tamales, and chili, and popularity of ... Panelists talked about the history of foods such as tacos, tamales, and chili, and popularity of Mexican cuisine in the U.S., from its indigenous origins in Mesoamerica to the present era of global commercialization. Panelists included Jeffrey Pilcher, historian and author of Planet Taco: A Global History of Mexican Food, Gustavo Arellano, syndicated columnist and author of Taco USA: How Mexican Food Conquered America, and Smithsonian curator Rayna Green.
10:00 am ET Approx. 31 min. Newsmakers with Representative Adam Smith House Armed Services Committee Ranking Member Adam Smith (D-WA) talked about an array of defense ... House Armed Services Committee Ranking Member Adam Smith (D-WA) talked about an array of defense issues. Topics included U.S. response to reports of Syria’s use of chemical weapons, differences between Iraq in 2003 and Syria in 2013, and the Boston Marathon bombings. 9:43 am ET Approx. 1 min. Book TV Fairs and Festivals A list of upcoming book fairs and festivals as of April 25, 2013 was shown. A list of upcoming book fairs and festivals as of April 25, 2013 was shown. 10:44 am ET Approx. 13 min. USS Monitor Center ; Anna Holloway, curator at the USS Monitor Center in Newport News, Virigina, toured an exhibit ... Anna Holloway, curator at the USS Monitor Center in Newport News, Virigina, toured an exhibit within the museum that tells the story of the U.S.S. Monitor. William Hoffman, conservator at the Mariner’s Museum, talked about some of the artifacts recovered from the wreck, including parts of the ship and personal effects.
C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles (LCVs) made a stop in their “2013 LCV Cities Tour” in Virginia Beach, Virginia, on March 18-22 to feature the history and literary life of the community. Working with the Cox Communications local cable affiliate, they visited literary and historic sites where local historians, authors, and civic leaders were interviewed.
10:33 am ET Approx. 1 hr. 23 min. George W. Bush Presidential Library Dedication Ceremony Four former presidents and President Obama participated in the dedication of the George W. Bush ... Four former presidents and President Obama participated in the dedication of the George W. Bush Library and Museum on the campus of Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas. Former first lady Laura Bush spoke about the center’s mission, goals, and exhibits. The five presidents spoke about the roles of former presidents, often injecting humorous anecdotes in their remarks. 9:45 am ET Approx. 50 min. Book Discussion on Lady at the O.K. Corral Ann Kirschner talked about her book, Lady at the O.K. Corral: The True Story of Josephine ... Ann Kirschner talked about her book, Lady at the O.K. Corral: The True Story of Josephine Marcus Earp, in which she recounts the life of Josephine Marcus Earp (1860-1944), the common-law wife and partner of over fifty years to lawman Wyatt Earp. Ms. Kirschner spoke at Town Hall Seattle. 11:00 am ET Approx. 1 hr. 26 min. Civil War Battle of Chancellorsville Frank O’Reilly talked about the Battle of Chancellorsville, which was fought from April 30 ... Frank O’Reilly talked about the Battle of Chancellorsville, which was fought from April 30 to May 6, 1863, in Spotsylvania County, Virginia. The fighting resulted in more than 30,000 causalities. Historians widely consider the Battle of Chancellorsville to be Confederate General Robert E. Lee’s greatest victory. He also responded to questions from the audience.
12:00 pm ET Approx. 1 hr. 31 min. First Lady Mary Lincoln Richard Norton Smith and Rosalyn Terborg-Penn talked about the life and influence of first lady ... Richard Norton Smith and Rosalyn Terborg-Penn talked about the life and influence of first lady Mary Lincoln and responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. Topics included her political upbringing and position against slavery, her role as wife and mother, her time as first lady, and life after the White House. They discussed the complexity of her legacy, including her political role, mental health, her relationships in Washington and with the press, and stories of her lavish spending and as an over-indulgent mother. A video clip was shown of the Lincoln Bedroom from the documentary The White House: Inside America’s Most Famous Home and others spoke in video from President Lincoln’s Cottage at the Soldiers' Home in Washington, D.C.; the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and the Lincoln Home in Springfield, Illinois; and the Mary Todd Lincoln House in Lexington, Kentucky.

This was the ninth presentation in the C-SPAN series “First Ladies: Influence and Image.”
10:43 am ET Approx. 1 min. New Books Being Published New books being released April 30, 2013, were shown. New books being released April 30, 2013, were shown. 12:30 pm ET Approx. 25 min. Massachusetts Maritime History ; Historian Richard Norton Smith toured three locations along Boston’s North Shore: Fort ... Historian Richard Norton Smith toured three locations along Boston’s North Shore: Fort Sewall in Marblehead, Massachusetts; the Salem Maritime National Historic Site and Custom House; and the Gloucester Fisherman’s Memorial.
These stops on the Presidents and Patriots Historical Tours' nine-day “New England by the Sea: Whales, Witches & Writers” tour were on October 7 and 8, 2011.
1:35 pm ET Approx. 2 hr. 20 min. Immigration Policy, Secretary Napolitano Testimony Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano testified in the third of a series of Senate ... Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano testified in the third of a series of Senate Judiciary Committee hearings on comprehensive immigration reform legislation. In her testimony she said she supported the bill, highlighting a number of provisions in the proposal that she considered positive. Regarding the portion of the bill that includes more than $1 billion for a fence along the U.S.-Mexico border she said she preferred more flexibility for other options She also answered several questions about the previous week Boston Marathon bombings. 10:45 am ET Approx. 1 hr. 8 min. Book Discussion on How to Make a Million Dollars an Hour Les Leopold, executive director of the Labor Institute and Public Health Institute in New York, ... Les Leopold, executive director of the Labor Institute and Public Health Institute in New York, talked about the hidden world of hedge funds and hedge fund managers and argues that they are bad for our economy. He also responded to questions from the audience. 1:00 pm ET Approx. 50 min. Creek Indians and the First Seminole War Andrew Frank spoke about the Creek Indians and the First Seminole War, which took place in the ... Andrew Frank spoke about the Creek Indians and the First Seminole War, which took place in the early 19th century in the southeastern United States and Spanish controlled Florida. The war was fought in part to prevent slaves from fleeing into Florida.
3:57 pm ET Approx. 48 min. Immigration Policy ; ; Senators John McCain (R-AZ) and Chuck Schumer (D-NY) talked about their joint immigration bill ... Senators John McCain (R-AZ) and Chuck Schumer (D-NY) talked about their joint immigration bill with reporters at a “Monitor Breakfast” held by the Christian Science Monitor at the St. Regis Hotel. Among their comments they said they and the six other members of the “Gang of Eight” senators working on the legislation would be open to amendments to address national security following the Boston Marathon bombings. 11:54 am ET Approx. 3 min. Book Discussion on Women of the Washington Press Maurine Beasley talked about her book, Women of the Washington Press: Politics, Prejudice, and ... Maurine Beasley talked about her book, Women of the Washington Press: Politics, Prejudice, and Persistence.
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.
1:51 pm ET Approx. 1 hr. 5 min. Book Discussion on John Otto: Trials and Trails Alan Kania talked about his book, John Otto: Trials and Trails, in which he explores the ... Alan Kania talked about his book, John Otto: Trials and Trails, in which he explores the life of John Otto, the first park custodian of the Colorado National Monument. He characterized Mr. Otto as an eccentric man who arrived in Grand Junction, Colorado in 1906, explored the neighboring canyons and plateaus, built trails, and promoted that the area be protected. Mr. Kania said Otto was “a very strange character” who was locked up three times on insanity charges. This program was recorded at Denver’s History Colorado Center.
4:47 pm ET Approx. 40 min. News Review Evan McMorris-Santoro and Seung Min Kim reviewed the previous news week, and they responded to ... Evan McMorris-Santoro and Seung Min Kim reviewed the previous news week, and they responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. Topics includedthe latest in the Boston Marathon bombings, Syria’s use of chemical weapons, congressional passage of a law that allows the Federal Aviation Administration more flexibility in dealing with sequestration budget cuts.
C-SPAN Radio’s Nancy Calo previewed the Sunday morning talk shows.
12:29 pm ET Approx. 25 min. After Words with Benjamin Wiker ; Benjamin Wiker talked about his book, Worshipping the State: How Liberalism Became Our State ... Benjamin Wiker talked about his book, Worshipping the State: How Liberalism Became Our State Religion, in which he argues that people on the political left are seeking to establish secularism as the official religion for the U.S. He suggests they are organizing the complete “de-Christianization” of Western Civilization and plan to replace personal faith with the collective dependence on the federal government. He spoke about his theory with Washington Post correspondent Krissah Thompson. 3:00 pm ET Approx. 57 min. Herbert Brownell Interview Herbert Brownell, former U.S. attorney general and senior campaign strategist for President Dwight ... Herbert Brownell, former U.S. attorney general and senior campaign strategist for President Dwight D. Eisenhower, talked about his relationship with President Eisenhower, the 1952 presidential election, U.S. involvement in Korea, and the Warren Court. Mr. Brownell was Dwight D. Eisenhower’s senior campaign strategist in 1952, became Attorney General in 1953 and served in that capacity until after the Little Rock integration crisis in 1957.
Independent producer George Colburn conducted this interview for the Eisenhower Legacy Collection, a series of documentaries on Dwight D. Eisenhower’s military and political career.
5:30 pm ET Approx. 29 min. Communicators with Deborah Perry Piscione ; Deborah Piscione talked about Secrets of Silicon Valley: What Everyone Else Can Learn from the ... Deborah Piscione talked about Secrets of Silicon Valley: What Everyone Else Can Learn from the Innovation Capital of the World, her book on on how the San Francisco Bay region of Northern California business, educational, and service provider sectors formed an “ecosystem” that made the area the “the capitol of innovation.” She also talked about the history of the region, ways the practices of Silicon Valley might be applied to public affairs and Wall Street, and her experiences while researching the book. 12:56 pm ET Approx. 1 min. Publishing News on April 25, 2013 Publishing news from the week ending April 25, 2013. Publishing news from the week ending April 25, 2013. 4:00 pm ET Approx. 2 hr. 58 min. Mary Todd Lincoln Retrial Chicago judges retried Mary Todd Lincoln under 2012 Illinois law and asked the audience to decide ... Chicago judges retried Mary Todd Lincoln under 2012 Illinois law and asked the audience to decide if she should have been involuntarily committed to an asylum. In 1875, ten years after she left the White House following President Lincoln’s assassination, Mary Todd Lincoln was found to be insane by a jury in Chicago. Her son, Robert Todd Lincoln, signed a petition to have her involuntarily committed to an insane asylum, and she was taken to a sanitarium in Illinois where she stayed for several months before her release.
The Illinois Supreme Court Historic Preservation Commission and the Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum hosted this event, and the video was courtesy of WTTW, Chicago.
6:00 pm ET Approx. 31 min. Newsmakers with Representative Adam Smith House Armed Services Committee Ranking Member Adam Smith (D-WA) talked about an array of defense ... House Armed Services Committee Ranking Member Adam Smith (D-WA) talked about an array of defense issues. Topics included U.S. response to reports of Syria’s use of chemical weapons, differences between Iraq in 2003 and Syria in 2013, and the Boston Marathon bombings. 1:00 pm ET Approx. 11 min. Book Discussion on The Third Lie ; Richard Gelles talked about his book, The Third Lie: Why Government Programs Don’t ... Richard Gelles talked about his book, The Third Lie: Why Government Programs Don’t Work-and a Blueprint for Change, in which he argues that the vast majority of government social programs do not work and suggests a different approach modeled on the few programs that have been successful. 7:00 pm ET Approx. 29 min. B&O Railroad and the Civil War Daniel Toomey toured the the historic roundhouse building of the Baltimore and Ohio (B&O) Railroad ... Daniel Toomey toured the the historic roundhouse building of the Baltimore and Ohio (B&O) Railroad Museum in Baltimore, Maryland. The museum was marking the 150th anniversary of the Civil War with the ongoing exhibit “The War Came by Train.”
6:32 pm ET Approx. 8 min. 2013 White House Correspondents' Dinner Arrivals, Part 1 Journalists, dignitaries, and guests arrived at the Washington Hilton Hotel for the annual White ... Journalists, dignitaries, and guests arrived at the Washington Hilton Hotel for the annual White House Correspondents' Association dinner. 1:12 pm ET Approx. 18 min. Book Discussion on West Pointers and the Civil War ; Professor Wayne Hsieh discussed his book, West Pointers and the Civil War: The Old Army in War ... Professor Wayne Hsieh discussed his book, West Pointers and the Civil War: The Old Army in War and Peace. This interview, part of Book TV’s College Series, was recorded at the U.S.Naval Academy. 7:30 pm ET Approx. 36 min. Presidential Retreats ; Author Peter Hannaford talked about his book, Presidential Retreats: Where the Presidents Went ... Author Peter Hannaford talked about his book, Presidential Retreats: Where the Presidents Went and Why They Went There. The Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation hosted this event.
6:41 pm ET Approx. 1 hr. 18 min. 2013 White House Correspondents' Dinner President Obama gave a humorous address to journalists and guests at the White House ... President Obama gave a humorous address to journalists and guests at the White House Correspondents' Association annual dinner. It included a video he made with filmmaker Steven Spielberg and comedian Tracy Morgan.*
Conan O’Brien provided the entertainment for the occasion. He included a montage of humorous choices for casting politicians for a television show.
The speeches opened with a montage of Vice President Biden. The program included the presentation of journalism awards and scholarships to journalism students. Ed Henry spoke about the activities of the association. Kevin Spacey starred in a video, House of Nerds, in which many journalists and politicians participated in a spoof of Washington politics.
1:31 pm ET Approx. 22 min. Book Discussion on Racial Paranoia ; Professor John L. Jackson, Jr. talked about his book, Racial Paranoia: The Unintended ... Professor John L. Jackson, Jr. talked about his book, Racial Paranoia: The Unintended Consequences of Political Correctness. Among the issues he addressed were the quality, scope, and intensity of the dialog on racial issues and racism in America. This interview, part of Book TV’s College Series, was recorded at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. 8:10 pm ET Approx. 44 min. The Feminine Mystique at Age Fifty Kirsten Fermaglich talked about the legacy and importance of Betty Friedan, her contributions to ... Kirsten Fermaglich talked about the legacy and importance of Betty Friedan, her contributions to the feminist movement, and how ideas in Ms. Friedan’s book, The Feminine Mystique, related to other social justice struggles of the 1960's. Betty Friedan’s The Feminine Mystique was published fifty years ago on February 19, 1963. Rowan State University in New Jersey hosted this event.
8:00 pm ET Approx. 59 min. Q&A with Bob Ney ; Representative Bob Ney (R-OH) talked about his memoir, Sideswiped: Lessons Learned Courtesy of ... Representative Bob Ney (R-OH) talked about his memoir, Sideswiped: Lessons Learned Courtesy of the Hit Men of Capitol Hill. He discussed his eleven years in Congress and being sent to serve for 30 months at the Federal Corrections Facility in Morgantown, West Virginia. He was in prison for 12 months and was released to a 12-step alcohol rehabilitation program in Columbus, Ohio for five additional months. He detailed entering prison and the experience of going from a “lawmaker to a law breaker.” He related coming to Washington, D.C., with the best of intentions, but was instead sidetracked by the enticement of money and an addiction to alcohol. He suggested that little had changed on Capitol Hill with respect to lobbying members of Congress and the lure of money in politics. 2:00 pm ET Approx. 54 min. Book Discussion on Medicare Meltdown Rosemary Gibson talked about her book, Medicare Meltdown: How Wall Street and Washington are ... Rosemary Gibson talked about her book, Medicare Meltdown: How Wall Street and Washington are Ruining Medicare and How to Fix It, in which she presents her thoughts on the future of Medicare. The author argued that the healthcare industry is dependent on Medicare spending, and that the proposed $600 billion cuts will affect the program’s solvency. Rosemary Gibson spoke at Saint Peter’s University Hospital in New Brunswick, New Jersey. 9:00 pm ET Approx. 2 hr. 27 min. Life Portrait of Andrew Johnson In the seventeenth in a series on American presidents, the life and career of Andrew Johnson were ... In the seventeenth in a series on American presidents, the life and career of Andrew Johnson were discussed. Mr. Benedict talked about President Johnson, focusing on his impeachment, his views of the Civil War, and his role in reconstruction. 
Mr. Small talked about Johnson’s early life and family. During the program an educator from Andrew Johnson Elementary school and a descendant of Johnson were interviewed by telephone. Viewer questions and comments were also taken throughout the program.
9:01 pm ET Approx. 32 min. Question Time ; Prime Minister Cameron answered questions from members of his coalition and the ... Prime Minister Cameron answered questions from members of his coalition and the opposition. Topics included waiting times for patients in National Health Service, expanding manufacturing exports, and unemployment benefits. 2:55 pm ET Approx. 5 min. Book Discussion with Marji Ross Publisher Interview Marji Ross talked about new books being published by Regnery Publishing.
She was interviewed ...
Marji Ross talked about new books being published by Regnery Publishing.
She was interviewed while at her booth at the American Conservative Unions 40th annual Conservative Political Action Conference held at the Gaylord National Hotel in National Harbor, Maryland, March 14-16, 2013.
11:30 pm ET Approx. 29 min. B&O Railroad and the Civil War Daniel Toomey toured the the historic roundhouse building of the Baltimore and Ohio (B&O) Railroad ... Daniel Toomey toured the the historic roundhouse building of the Baltimore and Ohio (B&O) Railroad Museum in Baltimore, Maryland. The museum was marking the 150th anniversary of the Civil War with the ongoing exhibit “The War Came by Train.”
9:34 pm ET Approx. 32 min. Future of the European Union Irish President Michael Higgins addressed challenges facing the European Union, including ... Irish President Michael Higgins addressed challenges facing the European Union, including unemployment and its standing in the world. 3:00 pm ET Approx. 1 hr. Book Discussion on Two Presidents are Better Than One David Orentlicher talked about his book, Two Presidents are Better Than One: The Case for a ... David Orentlicher talked about his book, Two Presidents are Better Than One: The Case for a Bipartisan Executive Branch, in which he contends that changes to the executive branch will remedy issues within the federal government. The author argued that the current, single-person presidency is outdated and should be replaced by a two-person, two-party executive branch. David Orentlicher spoke at the University of Pennsylvania Law School in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. 12:00 am ET Approx. 9 min. Adam Thoroughgood House ; Mark Reed toured the Adam Thoroughgood House, and talked about the history of ... Mark Reed toured the Adam Thoroughgood House, and talked about the history of Mr. Thoroughgood, a colonist and community leader in the Virginia Colony who helped settle the area of South Hampton Roads, now known as Virginia Beach, Virginia. For many years it was believed the house was built by Adam Thoroughgood himself. Today, architectural historians agree the house was built in 1719 by Adam’s great-grandson, Argall. 
C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles (LCVs) made a stop in their “2013 LCV Cities Tour” in Virginia Beach, Virginia, on March 18-22 to feature the history and literary life of the community.*Working with the Cox Communications local cable affiliate, they visited literary and historic sites where local historians, authors, and civic leaders were interviewed.*The history segments air on American History TV (AHTV) on C-SPAN3 and the literary events/non-fiction author segments air on BookTV on C-SPAN2.
10:08 pm ET Approx. 44 min. Boston Marathon Bombings ; David Williams talked about the role of the FBI in the investigation of the Boston marathon ... David Williams talked about the role of the FBI in the investigation of the Boston marathon bombings as well as its efforts to combat terrorism in the United States. He responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. 4:01 pm ET Approx. 15 min. Book Party for Robert Ney's Sideswiped Robert Ney attended a book party for the launch of his book, Sideswiped: Lessons Learned ... Robert Ney attended a book party for the launch of his book, Sideswiped: Lessons Learned Courtesy of the Hit Men of Capital Hil, at the Monocle Restaurant in Washington, D.C. The author also made informal remarks. 12:11 am ET Approx. 36 min. Presidential Retreats ; Author Peter Hannaford talked about his book, Presidential Retreats: Where the Presidents Went ... Author Peter Hannaford talked about his book, Presidential Retreats: Where the Presidents Went and Why They Went There. The Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation hosted this event.
11:00 pm ET Approx. 59 min. Q&A with Bob Ney ; Representative Bob Ney (R-OH) talked about his memoir, Sideswiped: Lessons Learned Courtesy of ... Representative Bob Ney (R-OH) talked about his memoir, Sideswiped: Lessons Learned Courtesy of the Hit Men of Capitol Hill. He discussed his eleven years in Congress and being sent to serve for 30 months at the Federal Corrections Facility in Morgantown, West Virginia. He was in prison for 12 months and was released to a 12-step alcohol rehabilitation program in Columbus, Ohio for five additional months. He detailed entering prison and the experience of going from a “lawmaker to a law breaker.” He related coming to Washington, D.C., with the best of intentions, but was instead sidetracked by the enticement of money and an addiction to alcohol. He suggested that little had changed on Capitol Hill with respect to lobbying members of Congress and the lure of money in politics. 4:18 pm ET Approx. 34 min. Book Discussion on Front Row Seat ; Eric Draper talked about his book, Front Row Seat: A Photographic Portrait of the Presidency of ... Eric Draper talked about his book, Front Row Seat: A Photographic Portrait of the Presidency of George W. Bush, in which he presents his photographs of President George W. Bush’s two terms in office. Mr. Draper was the longest-serving White House photographer and was also named Special Assistant to the President. He was the first White House photographer to hold the post through two terms. 12:48 am ET Approx. 11 min. Union Kempsville High School Museum ; ; Shirin Spencer toured Union Kempsville High School Museum in Virginia Beach, ... Shirin Spencer toured Union Kempsville High School Museum in Virginia Beach, Virginia. Historian Edna Hendrix and former student Roy Reid also spoke about the school. Union Kempsville High School was the first high school for African Americans in Princess Anne County, now known as Virginia Beach, Virginia. In the 1930s, the local African-American community came together to raise money for a school, and the result was Princess Anne County Training School. In 1962 the school changed its name to Union Kempsville High School.
C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles (LCVs) made a stop in their “2013 LCV Cities Tour” in Virginia Beach, Virginia, on March 18-22 to feature the history and literary life of the community. Working with the Cox Communications local cable affiliate, they visited literary and historic sites where local historians, authors, and civic leaders were interviewed.
12:00 am ET Approx. 32 min. Question Time ; Prime Minister Cameron answered questions from members of his coalition and the ... Prime Minister Cameron answered questions from members of his coalition and the opposition. Topics included waiting times for patients in National Health Service, expanding manufacturing exports, and unemployment benefits. 5:00 pm ET Approx. 57 min. Book TV's North Korea Book TV put together portions of several author talks it has covered about North Korea. Each ... Book TV put together portions of several author talks it has covered about North Korea. Each of the events is available in full online at www.booktv.org. 1:00 am ET Approx. 41 min. Book Discussion on Columbine ; Dave Cullen talked about his book Columbine (Twelve; April 6, 2009). In his book, on the ... Dave Cullen talked about his book Columbine (Twelve; April 6, 2009). In his book, on the 10th anniversary of the mass murders, he presents a comprehensive account of the shootings on Tuesday, April 20, 1999, at Columbine High School in Columbine near Littleton, Colorado. He talked about the psychology of the shooters, how they evolved into killers, and the stories of the victims and survivors. Other topics included the media coverage of the event and his process of writing the book.
Dave Cullen, the recipient of several journalism awards, is a graduate of the University of Colorado at Boulder. He has written extensively about the shootings at Columbine. Book TV interviewed Dave Cullen on April 26, 2009, while at the Los Angles Times Festival of Books.
12:37 am ET Approx. 1 hr. 25 min. Memorial Service for Victims of West, Texas, Fertilizer Plant Explosion President Obama spoke at a memorial service for the victims of the April 18, 2013, explosion of a ... President Obama spoke at a memorial service for the victims of the April 18, 2013, explosion of a fertilizer plant in West, Texas. The service was held at Baylor University’s Ferrell Center in Waco, Texas. 5:57 pm ET Approx. 1 min. Book TV Fairs and Festivals A list of upcoming book fairs and festivals as of April 25, 2013 was shown. A list of upcoming book fairs and festivals as of April 25, 2013 was shown. 1:43 am ET Approx. 1 hr. 16 min. The Beginning of American Politics Professor Douglas Bradburn of Binghamton University in New York contrasted British and American ... Professor Douglas Bradburn of Binghamton University in New York contrasted British and American politics in the 18th century. He examined why Colonial America was unable to duplicate England’s political system in the new world because of the multitude of differences, including wealth, culture and infrastructure, between the newly formed colonies and their mother nation.
2:05 am ET Approx. 1 hr. 23 min. George W. Bush Presidential Library Dedication Ceremony Four former presidents and President Obama participated in the dedication of the George W. Bush ... Four former presidents and President Obama participated in the dedication of the George W. Bush Library and Museum on the campus of Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas. Former first lady Laura Bush spoke about the center’s mission, goals, and exhibits. The five presidents spoke about the roles of former presidents, often injecting humorous anecdotes in their remarks. 6:00 pm ET Approx. 56 min. Book Discussion on Atlantic ; Simon Winchester talked about his book Atlantic: Great Sea Battles, Heroic Discoveries, Titanic ... Simon Winchester talked about his book Atlantic: Great Sea Battles, Heroic Discoveries, Titanic Storms, and a Vast Ocean of a Million Stories. In his history of the Atlantic Ocean the author posits that the Atlantic is “the cradle of modern Western civilization.” He explores humankind’s connection with the ocean, from early exploration to its significance during times of war and the current issues that mark the body of water, which include over-fishing and pollution. 3:00 am ET Approx. 58 min. Q&A with Walter Stahr ; Walter Stahr talked about Seward: Lincoln’s Indispensable Man, his biography on ... Walter Stahr talked about Seward: Lincoln’s Indispensable Man, his biography on William Seward, who he argued was one of the most important Americans of the 19th Century. He detailed Seward’s service as a progressive governor of New York and an outspoken U.S. senator before being chosen as Abraham Lincoln’s secretary of state and closest adviser. He spoke about the special relationship between the president and Seward, and observed that some detractors erroneously stated at the time that Seward was actually the power behind Lincoln’s presidency. Secretary Seward was severely wounded by other assassins the night President Lincoln was assassinated, but remained as secretary of state through President Andrew Johnson’s term. Mr. Stahr also talked about his own years as a practicing attorney and his decision to take up writing as a profession.
3:30 am ET Approx. 2 hr. 24 min. Targeted Killing of Terrorist Suspects Overseas Military and policy experts testified on the the constitutional and statutory authority for ... Military and policy experts testified on the the constitutional and statutory authority for targeted killings with aerial drones of American terrorist suspects overseas. In his opening remarks, Yemini youth activist Farea Al-Muslimi talked about the drone strike that hit his village in Yemen to kill a suspected terrorist, which also caused many civilian casualties. 6:56 pm ET Approx. 1 min. Publishing News on April 25, 2013 Publishing news from the week ending April 25, 2013. Publishing news from the week ending April 25, 2013. 4:00 am ET Approx. 57 min. Herbert Brownell Interview Herbert Brownell, former U.S. attorney general and senior campaign strategist for President Dwight ... Herbert Brownell, former U.S. attorney general and senior campaign strategist for President Dwight D. Eisenhower, talked about his relationship with President Eisenhower, the 1952 presidential election, U.S. involvement in Korea, and the Warren Court. Mr. Brownell was Dwight D. Eisenhower’s senior campaign strategist in 1952, became Attorney General in 1953 and served in that capacity until after the Little Rock integration crisis in 1957.
Independent producer George Colburn conducted this interview for the Eisenhower Legacy Collection, a series of documentaries on Dwight D. Eisenhower’s military and political career.
5:59 am ET Approx. 59 min. Q&A with Bob Ney ; Representative Bob Ney (R-OH) talked about his memoir, Sideswiped: Lessons Learned Courtesy of ... Representative Bob Ney (R-OH) talked about his memoir, Sideswiped: Lessons Learned Courtesy of the Hit Men of Capitol Hill. He discussed his eleven years in Congress and being sent to serve for 30 months at the Federal Corrections Facility in Morgantown, West Virginia. He was in prison for 12 months and was released to a 12-step alcohol rehabilitation program in Columbus, Ohio for five additional months. He detailed entering prison and the experience of going from a “lawmaker to a law breaker.” He related coming to Washington, D.C., with the best of intentions, but was instead sidetracked by the enticement of money and an addiction to alcohol. He suggested that little had changed on Capitol Hill with respect to lobbying members of Congress and the lure of money in politics. 7:00 pm ET Approx. 56 min. Book Discussion on Bolivar: American Liberator Marie Arana, former editor in chief of The Washington Post’s Book World, talked about her ... Marie Arana, former editor in chief of The Washington Post’s Book World, talked about her book, Bolivar: American Liberator, in which she recalls the life of Simon Bolivar (1783-1830). Bolivar, a Venezuelan general dubbed “The George Washington of South America,” liberated six countries in South America from Spanish rule. Marie Arana spoke at Politics and Prose Bookstore in Washington, D.C. 5:00 am ET Approx. 2 hr. 58 min. Mary Todd Lincoln Retrial Chicago judges retried Mary Todd Lincoln under 2012 Illinois law and asked the audience to decide ... Chicago judges retried Mary Todd Lincoln under 2012 Illinois law and asked the audience to decide if she should have been involuntarily committed to an asylum. In 1875, ten years after she left the White House following President Lincoln’s assassination, Mary Todd Lincoln was found to be insane by a jury in Chicago. Her son, Robert Todd Lincoln, signed a petition to have her involuntarily committed to an insane asylum, and she was taken to a sanitarium in Illinois where she stayed for several months before her release.
The Illinois Supreme Court Historic Preservation Commission and the Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum hosted this event, and the video was courtesy of WTTW, Chicago.
8:01 pm ET Approx. 35 min. Book Discussion on Joker One Donovan Campbell talked about his book, Joker One: A Marine Platoon’s Story of Courage, ... Donovan Campbell talked about his book, Joker One: A Marine Platoon’s Story of Courage, Leadership, and Brotherhood, in which he chronicles his time leading a platoon of Marines in Ramadi, Iraq, in 2004. Mr. Campbell spoke at a benefit luncheon in Houston, Texas, hosted by former Secretary of State James Baker and his wife.
8:42 pm ET Approx. 15 min. Book Party for Robert Ney's Sideswiped Robert Ney attended a book party for the launch of his book, Sideswiped: Lessons Learned ... Robert Ney attended a book party for the launch of his book, Sideswiped: Lessons Learned Courtesy of the Hit Men of Capital Hil, at the Monocle Restaurant in Washington, D.C. The author also made informal remarks.
8:42 pm ET Approx. 1 min. New Books Being Published New books being released April 30, 2013, were shown. New books being released April 30, 2013, were shown.
8:58 pm ET Approx. 1 min. Book TV Fairs and Festivals A list of upcoming book fairs and festivals as of April 25, 2013 was shown. A list of upcoming book fairs and festivals as of April 25, 2013 was shown.
9:00 pm ET Approx. 53 min. After Words with Karen Houppert ; Karen Houppert talked about her book, Chasing Gideon: The Elusive Quest for Poor People’s ... Karen Houppert talked about her book, Chasing Gideon: The Elusive Quest for Poor People’s Justice, in which she explores how the Supreme Court arrived at the decision to allow a defendant the right to free representation and the results of the application of this ruling. In March of 1963, the U.S. Supreme Court unanimously decided in Gideon v. Wainwright that, when facing jail time, a defendant who cannot afford an attorney has the right to free representation. She spoke with National Law Journal's Jenna Greene.
9:54 pm ET Approx. 5 min. Book Discussion with Marji Ross Publisher Interview Marji Ross talked about new books being published by Regnery Publishing.
She was interviewed ...
Marji Ross talked about new books being published by Regnery Publishing.
She was interviewed while at her booth at the American Conservative Unions 40th annual Conservative Political Action Conference held at the Gaylord National Hotel in National Harbor, Maryland, March 14-16, 2013.
10:00 pm ET Approx. 28 min. Book Discussion on Unflinching Courage Former Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison talked about her book, Unflinching Courage: Pioneering ... Former Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison talked about her book, Unflinching Courage: Pioneering Women Who Shaped Texas, in which she profiles numerous women integral to the history of the state of Texas. Kay Bailey Hutchison spoke at The Hall of State at Fair Park in Dallas.
10:27 pm ET Approx. 1 min. Publishing News on April 25, 2013 Publishing news from the week ending April 25, 2013. Publishing news from the week ending April 25, 2013.
10:44 pm ET Approx. 1 hr. 9 min. Book Discussion on The Black Russian Vladimir Alexandrov talked about his book, The Black Russian, in which he recounts the life ... Vladimir Alexandrov talked about his book, The Black Russian, in which he recounts the life of Frederick Bruce Thomas (1872-1928). Thomas, the son of former slaves, lived and worked throughout the United States before leaving for Europe and eventually immigrating to Russia in 1899 where he assumed the name Fyodor Fyodorovich Thomas. In Moscow, Thomas became a successful owner of numerous restaurants and theaters. He was forced to leave Russia following the Bolshevik Revolution and subsequently moved to Turkey, where he ran several nightclubs. Vladimir Alexandrov spoke at The Book Stall at Chestnut Court in Winnetka, Illinois.
12:01 am ET Approx. 53 min. After Words with Karen Houppert ; Karen Houppert talked about her book, Chasing Gideon: The Elusive Quest for Poor People’s ... Karen Houppert talked about her book, Chasing Gideon: The Elusive Quest for Poor People’s Justice, in which she explores how the Supreme Court arrived at the decision to allow a defendant the right to free representation and the results of the application of this ruling. In March of 1963, the U.S. Supreme Court unanimously decided in Gideon v. Wainwright that, when facing jail time, a defendant who cannot afford an attorney has the right to free representation. She spoke with National Law Journal's Jenna Greene.
12:59 am ET Approx. 38 min. Book Discussion on Always On Naomi Baron talked about her book, Always On: Language in an Online and Mobile World, in ... Naomi Baron talked about her book, Always On: Language in an Online and Mobile World, in which she looks at how mobile technologies are influencing the way we write, read, speak, and listen. This interview was conducted at American University in Washington, DC.
1:37 am ET Approx. 17 min. Book Discussion on Rethinking Anti-Americanism ; Max Paul Friedman talked about his book, Rethinking Anti-Americanism. This interview, part ... Max Paul Friedman talked about his book, Rethinking Anti-Americanism. This interview, part of Book TV’s College Series, was recorded at American University in Washington, DC.
1:57 am ET Approx. 1 min. New Books Being Published New books being released April 30, 2013, were shown. New books being released April 30, 2013, were shown.
1:58 am ET Approx. 51 min. Book Discussion on Devouring Freedom James Antle talked about his book, Devouring Freedom: Can Big Government Ever be Stopped?, ... James Antle talked about his book, Devouring Freedom: Can Big Government Ever be Stopped?, in which he presents his thoughts on the dangers of a large federal government. The author argued that the Obama administration is culpable for government expansion and he questioned many of the President’s programs, from health care to the economy. Mr. Antle spoke at The Fund for American Studies in Washington, D.C.
2:50 am ET Approx. 8 min. Free Candy Alan Shimp’s video, Free Candy, was the high school-section first prize-winning video ... Alan Shimp’s video, Free Candy, was the high school-section first prize-winning video in C-SPAN Classroom’s StudentCam video documentary contest. He was a tenth grader at Pennsylvania Cyber Charter School in Midland, Pennsylvania.
The local cable company was Comcast. 
C-SPAN Classroom’s StudentCam video documentary contest was an annual national competition in which middle and high school students produced a documentary on a specific theme.*In the 2013 contest participants were asked to send a message to the president on the issue they consider most important in 2013.
2:58 am ET Approx. 1 min. Book TV Fairs and Festivals A list of upcoming book fairs and festivals as of April 25, 2013 was shown. A list of upcoming book fairs and festivals as of April 25, 2013 was shown.
3:00 am ET Approx. 53 min. After Words with Karen Houppert ; Karen Houppert talked about her book, Chasing Gideon: The Elusive Quest for Poor People’s ... Karen Houppert talked about her book, Chasing Gideon: The Elusive Quest for Poor People’s Justice, in which she explores how the Supreme Court arrived at the decision to allow a defendant the right to free representation and the results of the application of this ruling. In March of 1963, the U.S. Supreme Court unanimously decided in Gideon v. Wainwright that, when facing jail time, a defendant who cannot afford an attorney has the right to free representation. She spoke with National Law Journal's Jenna Greene.
4:00 am ET Approx. 35 min. Book Discussion on Joker One Donovan Campbell talked about his book, Joker One: A Marine Platoon’s Story of Courage, ... Donovan Campbell talked about his book, Joker One: A Marine Platoon’s Story of Courage, Leadership, and Brotherhood, in which he chronicles his time leading a platoon of Marines in Ramadi, Iraq, in 2004. Mr. Campbell spoke at a benefit luncheon in Houston, Texas, hosted by former Secretary of State James Baker and his wife.
4:36 am ET Approx. 18 min. Book Discussion on West Pointers and the Civil War ; Professor Wayne Hsieh discussed his book, West Pointers and the Civil War: The Old Army in War ... Professor Wayne Hsieh discussed his book, West Pointers and the Civil War: The Old Army in War and Peace. This interview, part of Book TV’s College Series, was recorded at the U.S.Naval Academy.
4:54 am ET Approx. 1 min. Publishing News on April 25, 2013 Publishing news from the week ending April 25, 2013. Publishing news from the week ending April 25, 2013.
4:56 am ET Approx. 57 min. Book TV's North Korea Book TV put together portions of several author talks it has covered about North Korea. Each ... Book TV put together portions of several author talks it has covered about North Korea. Each of the events is available in full online at www.booktv.org.
5:54 am ET Approx. 1 hr. 1 min. Book Discussion on The Age of Edison ; Ernest Freeberg recounts Thomas Edison’s creation of the incandescent light bulb in 1879. ... Ernest Freeberg recounts Thomas Edison’s creation of the incandescent light bulb in 1879. The author reports on the way that electrical light transformed the way people lived and worked and the technological innovations born from Edison’s invention. Ernest Freeberg was interviewed at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, California.
6:56 am ET Approx. 1 hr. 1 min. Panel on American History Authors talked about their books on American history, and also responded to questions from members ... Authors talked about their books on American history, and also responded to questions from members of the audience. The panel was moderated by Los Angeles Times Editor at Large Jim Newton.
“History: American Arguments” was a Hancock Foundation panel from the 2013 Los Angeles Times Festival of Books from the University Park Campus of the University of Southern California.