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4:09 am ET Approx. 2 hr. 50 min. U.S. Conference of Mayors Meeting on Racial Relations Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter, New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu as well as mayors from ... Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter, New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu as well as mayors from Madison, Wisconsin and Tacoma, Washington talked about the civil rights movement and economic justice issues. The forum was moderated by Sacramento, California Mayor Kevin Johnson.

The U.S. Conference of Mayors commemorated the 50th anniversary of the bombing of the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama by holding a day-long discussion on civil rights, economic justice and tolerance on September 12, 2013.
6:31 am ET Approx. 45 min. Book Discussion on Collusion Brent Bozell talked about his book Collusion: How the Media Stole the 2012 Election---and How ... Brent Bozell talked about his book Collusion: How the Media Stole the 2012 Election---and How to Stop Them from Doing It in 2016. In it he argues that the American media aided in the re-election of President Barack Obama. The author contends that the media was consistently critical of the Republican Party and its nominee Mitt Romney while negligent to do the same with President Obama. Brent Bozell spoke at the Heritage Foundation in Washington, D.C. 7:00 am ET Approx. 55 min. Book Discussion on General Joseph Warren Revere William Chemerka talked about his book, General Joseph Warren Revere: The Gothic Saga of Paul ... William Chemerka talked about his book, General Joseph Warren Revere: The Gothic Saga of Paul Revere’s Grandson, in which he traces the life of Joseph Revere, from his time serving in the Navy aboard the USS Constitution, to his controversial command of the Union forces at Chancellorsville during the Civil War. This program was hosted by the Far Hills Country Day School in Far Hills, New Jersey.
7:00 am ET Approx. 44 min. LIVE Open Phones Telephone lines were open for viewer comments on news of the day and on the question, “Do ... Telephone lines were open for viewer comments on news of the day and on the question, “Do you believe in American exceptionalism?” Jennifer Jacobs also spoke by phone about Vice President Biden’s speech at Senator Harkin’s Steak Fry in Indianola, Iowa. 7:17 am ET Approx. 54 min. Book Discussion on Every Day Is Election Day Rebecca Sive talked about her book, Every Day Is Election Day: A Woman’s Guide to Winning ... Rebecca Sive talked about her book, Every Day Is Election Day: A Woman’s Guide to Winning Any Office, from the PTA to the White House, in which she gives advice to women on how to successfully run for office. She spoke about some of the strategies used by women who have been successful in local and national campaigns. This event was hosted by Politics and Prose Bookstore in Washington, DC. 7:56 am ET Approx. 1 min. Lonnie Bunch and Elaine Nichols about Freeman Hrabowski, Part 1 ; ; Lonnie Bunch and Elaine Nichols talked about the background and context of an oral history ... Lonnie Bunch and Elaine Nichols talked about the background and context of an oral history interview given by Freeman A. Hrabowski, III, on July 14, 2011. Initiated by Congress in 2009, the Civil Rights Oral History Project was conducted by the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, the Library of Congress, and the Southern Oral History Program at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. 
7:47 am ET Approx. 43 min. LIVE Syria and President Obama ; ; Eleanor Clift and Armstrong Williams talked about Syria and how U.S. reaction to Syria’s use ... Eleanor Clift and Armstrong Williams talked about Syria and how U.S. reaction to Syria’s use of chemical weapons has impacted President Obama’s reputation, and his legacy. They also spoke about the partisan divide in Congress. Mr. Williams said he does not support a military strike in Syria, and argued that the U.S. has no strategic interest in the country. Ms. Clift said she was pleased the U.S. was pursuing a diplomatic solution and argued that it may “open the door” for a solution to the Syrian Civil War. 8:11 am ET Approx. 1 min. New York Times Best Books of 1999 During its 15th anniversary celebration, Book TV recalls the 1999 best-books list by The New ... During its 15th anniversary celebration, Book TV recalls the 1999 best-books list by The New York Times. 7:59 am ET Approx. 25 min. Birmingham Civil Rights Movement Tour Local high school history teacher Barry McNealy, the youth leadership program coordinator at the ... Local high school history teacher Barry McNealy, the youth leadership program coordinator at the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute, toured some of the places associated with the Civil Rights movement around the city of Birmingham, Alabama. Locations included Bethel Baptist Church, A.G. Gaston Motel, and 16th Street Baptist Church, among others.
8:33 am ET Approx. 42 min. LIVE Russian Proposal on Syrian Chemical Weapons ; Daryl Kimball talked about the challenges and mechanics of Russia’s proposal to place ... Daryl Kimball talked about the challenges and mechanics of Russia’s proposal to place Syria’s chemical weapons under international control. Mr. Kimball said that the plan is “big breakthrough,” since it is not just the U.S. pursuing a diplomatic solution, but also Russia, Syria’s biggest benefactor. He also spoke about the background and mission of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons, which verifies the destruction of chemical weapons stockpiles. Mr. Kimball also spoke about the challenges to the plan posed by the continuation of the Syrian Civil War. 8:13 am ET Approx. 1 min. Book TV Fairs and Festivals A list of upcoming book fairs and festivals as of September 12, 2013 was shown. A list of upcoming book fairs and festivals as of September 12, 2013 was shown. 8:28 am ET Approx. 2 hr. 32 min. Life Portrait of William Howard Taft In the twenty-sixth in a series on American presidents Scholars and others discussed the life and ... In the twenty-sixth in a series on American presidents Scholars and others discussed the life and career of William Howard Taft. Among the subjects addressed were Taft’s career as a politician and Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, his family life, and his legal career. During the program various sites and memorabilia relating to Taft were shown and two descendents were interviewed. Guests responded to viewer comments and questions.
9:19 am ET Approx. 41 min. LIVE Situation in Syria ; Professor Ruth Wedgwood talked about the International Criminal Court and the chance Syrian ... Professor Ruth Wedgwood talked about the International Criminal Court and the chance Syrian President Bashar al-Assad will be charged with war crimes. She spoke about the history and establishment of the International Criminal Court, and the process by which it pursues accused war criminals. Ms. Wedgewood said that the Syrian President will likely not be charged with war crimes, because of Syria’s close relationship with Russia and the likelihood of a Russian veto. 8:15 am ET Approx. 40 min. Book Discussion on The Body Economic Dr. Sanjay Basu, co-author of the book The Body Economic: Recessions, Budget Battles, and ... Dr. Sanjay Basu, co-author of the book The Body Economic: Recessions, Budget Battles, and the Politics of Life and Death, talked about the health impacts of economic austerity measures in countries around the world following the 2008 recession and throughout history. He spoke about the correlation between government cuts in social and health spending and the rise in rates of things like heart disease, suicide, and HIV. This event was hosted by Book Passage in San Francisco. 11:00 am ET Approx. 58 min. LIVE Open Phones with Ahmad Ward ; Ahmad Ward spoke by video link about the September 15, 1963, bombing of the 16th Street Baptist ... Ahmad Ward spoke by video link about the September 15, 1963, bombing of the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama, and its importance to the civil rights movement. He was across the street from the church. He responded to telephone calls and electronic communications.

During this program was seen live the wreath-laying at the church commemorating the 50th anniversary of the bombing.

A video clip was shown of a 2003 interview with the Reverend Fred Shuttlesworth.
10:01 am ET Approx. 30 min. Newsmakers with Representative Rob Wittman ; ; House Armed Services Readiness Subcommittee Chairman Rob Wittman (R-VA), who had responsibility ... House Armed Services Readiness Subcommittee Chairman Rob Wittman (R-VA), who had responsibility for the largest accounts in the Pentagon budget, talked about Pentagon funding, the sequester and its impact on the military, whether the strength of the military had been affected, furloughs, the BRAC process, and Syria and potential assistance to military rebels in Syria. After the interview, the reporters discussed his responses with the host.

“Sequestration,” a legal procedure in which every federal agency has the same percentage of its budget taken back in order to cut deficit spending, was part of a debt ceiling and tax increase agreement for the Budget Control Act of 2011 and began March 1, 2013.
8:58 am ET Approx. 1 min. Books Published in 1999 During its 15th anniversary celebration, Book TV recalls some of the books published in 1999, its ... During its 15th anniversary celebration, Book TV recalls some of the books published in 1999, its second year on the air. 11:20 am ET Approx. 8 min. LIVE 16th Street Baptist Church Bombing Wreath-Laying Ceremony As part of a ceremony commemorating the 50th anniversary of the bombing at the 16th Street Baptist ... As part of a ceremony commemorating the 50th anniversary of the bombing at the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama, a wreath was laid outside the church at the spot where a bomb was placed along an outside wall. The wreath was laid at the exact time of the blast that killed four little girls.
10:34 am ET Approx. 59 min. National Security and Intelligence Operations Congressional leaders spoke about intelligence operations and national security issues. Among ... Congressional leaders spoke about intelligence operations and national security issues. Among the topics they addressed were the U.S. and international community response to the use of chemical weapons by Syria, cybersecurity threats from China and Iran, and the impact of automatic spending cuts on the intelligence community. They responded to questions from the audience. 9:00 am ET Approx. 42 min. Book Discussion on 1940 ; Susan Dunn talked about her book, 1940: FDR, Wilkie, Lindbergh, Hitler - the Election Amid the ... Susan Dunn talked about her book, 1940: FDR, Wilkie, Lindbergh, Hitler - the Election Amid the Storm. The 2013 Roosevelt Reading Festival was held by the Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum in the Henry A. Wallace Visitor and Education Center in Hyde Park, New York. 11:59 am ET Approx. 1 hr. 7 min. Legacy of the Civil Rights Movement in Birmingham, Alabama Panelists talked about the civil rights movement in Birmingham, Alabama, its legacy in America, ... Panelists talked about the civil rights movement in Birmingham, Alabama, its legacy in America, and its influence internationally. Speakers included former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, who grew up in Birmingham, Alabama, U.W. Clemon, who was a student at Miles College in Birmingham in 1962-63 and took part in the protests, and Doug Jones, Jr., who prosecuted two of the 16th Street Baptist Church bombers in the late-1990s and early 2000s.

“Beyond Suffering and Suffrage: The Past, Present and Future of International Civil and Human Rights” was part of the 50 Years Forward commemoration of the civil rights movement events of 1963 in Birmingham,
11:39 am ET Approx. 31 min. James Clapper on National Security and Surveillance ; National Intelligence Director James Clapper spoke about U.S. intelligence operations and ... National Intelligence Director James Clapper spoke about U.S. intelligence operations and surveillance programs. In his remarks he said that NSA leaks by Edward Snowden prompted a debate that should have happened earlier, but that leaks continue to compromise national security. He responded to questions from the audience. 9:43 am ET Approx. 20 min. 1999 Booksellers of the Year ; ; Ms. Cohen and Ms. Meade talked about receiving the Bookseller of the Year award from ... Ms. Cohen and Ms. Meade talked about receiving the Bookseller of the Year award from Publishers Weekly, how they stayed in the book business for 15 years, and the future of independent bookselling. 1:06 pm ET Approx. 40 min. LIVE Open Phones with Doug Jones ; Doug Jones, Jr., talked about the September 15, 1963, bombing of the 16th Street Baptist Church in ... Doug Jones, Jr., talked about the September 15, 1963, bombing of the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama, and its importance to the civil rights movement. He spoke by remote video link from across the street from the church on the 50th anniversary of the bombing that killed four little girls. Mr. Jones, who prosecuted two of the bombers in the late-1990s and early 2000s, talked about the case. He responded to telephone calls and electronic communications.

A video clip was shown of a 2011 interview with Carolyn McKinstry.
12:13 pm ET Approx. 48 min. Lieutenant General Michael Flynn on Intelligence Operations ; Lieutenant General Michael Flynn spoke about U.S. intelligence operations and security ... Lieutenant General Michael Flynn spoke about U.S. intelligence operations and security programs. Among the topics he addressed were the changing technology landscape, Syrian use of chemical weapons against civilians, and national security concerns over natural resources in various regions. He responded to questions from the audience. 10:05 am ET Approx. 47 min. Book Discussion on The NYPD Tapes Graham Rayman talked about his book, The NYPD Tapes: A Shocking Story of Cops, Cover-ups, and ... Graham Rayman talked about his book, The NYPD Tapes: A Shocking Story of Cops, Cover-ups, and Courage, in which he tells the story of New York Police Department (NYPD) whistleblower Adrian Schoolcraft, who exposed how the NYPD has been manipulating crime data, implementing illegal quotas, and making wrongful arrests to make it appear that the city was becoming safer. After he was found out, Schoolcraft’s superiors had himinvoluntarily committed to a psych ward for six days, claiming that he was emotionally disturbed. This event was hosted by Barnes & Noble Booksellers in New York City. 1:47 pm ET Approx. 49 min. Congressional Gold Medal Ceremony Honoring 1963 Birmingham Bombing Victims House and Senate leaders posthumously awarded the Congressional Gold Medal to the victims of the ... House and Senate leaders posthumously awarded the Congressional Gold Medal to the victims of the 1963 16th St. Baptist Church bombing. On September 15, 1963, shortly after the March on Washington, a bomb placed by segregationists exploded in Birmingham’s 16th Street Baptist Church claiming the lives of Addie Mae Collins, Denise McNair, Carole Robertson and Cynthia Wesley, all girls under 14 years old. The medal was presented in recognition of how their deaths became a catalyst for the Civil Rights Movement. The Congressional Gold Medal represents Congress' highest expression of national appreciation for distinguished achievements and contributions.
1:05 pm ET Approx. 3 min. 15th Anniversary of Book TV Announcing the 15th anniversary of Book TV. Announcing the 15th anniversary of Book TV. 10:59 am ET Approx. 1 min. New York Times Best Books of 1999 During its 15th anniversary celebration, Book TV recalls the 1999 best-books list by The New ... During its 15th anniversary celebration, Book TV recalls the 1999 best-books list by The New York Times. 2:37 pm ET Approx. 23 min. Unveiling of Four Little Girls Memorial ; A memorial to the four little girls killed in the 16th Street Baptist Church bombing was ... A memorial to the four little girls killed in the 16th Street Baptist Church bombing was unveiled. The Four Spirits sculpture, made by Elizabeth MacQueen, was installed in Kelly Ingram Park, across the street from the church where Addie Mae Collins, Denise McNair, Carole Robertson and Cynthia Wesley, ages 11 to 14, were killed on September 15, 1963.

This is a portion of the ceremony.
1:09 pm ET Approx. 1 hr. 54 min. Supreme Court 2013-2014 Term Preview Donald Verrilli and Thomas Goldstein previewed cases on the Supreme Court’s docket for the ... Donald Verrilli and Thomas Goldstein previewed cases on the Supreme Court’s docket for the 2013-2014 term. At the time of this event the Court had cases on campaign finance, affirmative action, blocking reproductive health facilities and the president’s authority to make recess appointments. They responded to questions from the audience. 11:01 am ET Approx. 47 min. Book Discussion on The United States of Paranoia ; Jesse Walker talked about his book, The United States of Paranoia: A Conspiracy Theory, in ... Jesse Walker talked about his book, The United States of Paranoia: A Conspiracy Theory, in which he discusses the popularity of political conspiracy theories and paranoia going back to the founding of the country. This event was hosted by Politics and Prose Bookstore in Washington, DC. 3:01 pm ET Approx. 29 min. Open Phones with Barbara Shores ; Barbara Shores, daughter of Birmingham civil rights attorney Arthur Shores, talked about the ... Barbara Shores, daughter of Birmingham civil rights attorney Arthur Shores, talked about the September 15, 1963, bombing of the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama, and its importance to the civil rights movement. She spoke by remote video link from across the street from the church on the 50th anniversary of the bombing that killed four little girls. Her family’s house was bombed twice in the weeks before the church bombing. Ms. Shores co-wrote with her sister a book about her father, The Gentle Giant of Dynamite Hill: The Untold Story of Arthur Shores and His Family’s Fight for Civil Rights. Ms. Shores responded to telephone calls and electronic communications.

A video clip was shown of former Birmingham resident Condoleezza Rice being interviewed in 2010.
3:03 pm ET Approx. 2 hr. 43 min. LIVE Vice President Biden at Senator Harkin's Annual Steak Fry Vice President Joe Biden spoke at Senator Tom Harkin’s (D-IA) 36th Annual Steak Fry in ... Vice President Joe Biden spoke at Senator Tom Harkin’s (D-IA) 36th Annual Steak Fry in Indianola, Iowa. Senator Harkin’s event is considered one of the largest Democratic fundraisers in Iowa each year. Vice President Biden commended Secretary of State John Kerry for negotiating a deal with Russia regarding Syria’s chemical weapons stockpile, and called his former Senate colleague one of the best secretaries of state in history. San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro also made remarks to supporters. 11:49 am ET Approx. 11 min. Redesign of New York Times Book Review Pamela Paul, editor of the New York Times Book Review, talked about the redesign of the ... Pamela Paul, editor of the New York Times Book Review, talked about the redesign of the newspaper’s book review section, the first full redesign since 2007. 3:30 pm ET Approx. 3 min. Freeman Hrabowski Oral History Interview, Part 2 ; Freeman Hrabowski spoke about his participation in the 1963 “Children’s ... Freeman Hrabowski spoke about his participation in the 1963 “Children’s Crusade.” President of the University of Maryland-Baltimore County since 1992, he was a twelve year-old boy living in Birmingham, Alabama, in 1963 when Martin Luther King, Jr., appealed to children to march for civil rights. This interview was part of an oral history project on the Civil Rights Movement of the mid-20th century initiated by Congress in 2009, conducted by the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, the Library of Congress, and the Southern Oral History Program at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. The interview was conducted on the campus of the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, by Joseph Mosnier of the Southern Oral History Program at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.
5:51 pm ET Approx. 8 min. Russian Proposal on Syrian Chemical Weapons ; Daryl Kimball talked about the challenges and mechanics of Russia’s proposal to place ... Daryl Kimball talked about the challenges and mechanics of Russia’s proposal to place Syria’s chemical weapons under international control. Mr. Kimball said that the plan is “big breakthrough,” since it is not just the U.S. pursuing a diplomatic solution, but also Russia, Syria’s biggest benefactor. He also spoke about the background and mission of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons, which verifies the destruction of chemical weapons stockpiles. Mr. Kimball also spoke about the challenges to the plan posed by the continuation of the Syrian Civil War. 12:02 pm ET Approx. 58 min. After Words with Paul Sabin ; Paul Sabin talked about his book, The Bet: Paul Ehrlich, Julian Simon and Our Gamble over ... Paul Sabin talked about his book, The Bet: Paul Ehrlich, Julian Simon and Our Gamble over Earth’s Future, in which he analyzes a bet made between economist Julian Simon and biologist Paul Ehrlich. More than 30 years ago, Mr. Simon made a bet with Mr. Ehrlich on the future prices of five metals, asserting that technological change and a booming market would keep the country prosperous. But Mr. Ehrlich predicted that rising populations would lead to overconsumption, taxed resources, and famine. Mr. Sabin argued that the opposing perspectives of the bettors - faith in free markets versus fear of environmental exploitation - are at the heart of the battle over climate change that continues today. He was interviewed by Dina Cappiello. 3:34 pm ET Approx. 2 min. Book Discussion on While the World Watched Carolyn McKinstry talked about surviving the September 15, 1963, bombing of the Sixteenth Street ... Carolyn McKinstry talked about surviving the September 15, 1963, bombing of the Sixteenth Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama. She lost four of her friends in the bombing that became a turning point in the civil rights movement as profiled in her book, While the World Watched: A Birmingham Bombing Survivor Comes of Age During the Civil Rights Movement. She was interviewed outside the Sixteenth Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama.
C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles (LCVs) made a stop in their “2011 LCV Cities Tour” in Birmingham, Alabama, on October 31-November 4 to feature the history and literary life of the community. Working with the Bright House Networks 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.
6:00 pm ET Approx. 30 min. Newsmakers with Representative Rob Wittman ; ; House Armed Services Readiness Subcommittee Chairman Rob Wittman (R-VA), who had responsibility ... House Armed Services Readiness Subcommittee Chairman Rob Wittman (R-VA), who had responsibility for the largest accounts in the Pentagon budget, talked about Pentagon funding, the sequester and its impact on the military, whether the strength of the military had been affected, furloughs, the BRAC process, and Syria and potential assistance to military rebels in Syria. After the interview, the reporters discussed his responses with the host.

“Sequestration,” a legal procedure in which every federal agency has the same percentage of its budget taken back in order to cut deficit spending, was part of a debt ceiling and tax increase agreement for the Budget Control Act of 2011 and began March 1, 2013.
1:00 pm ET Approx. 24 min. Book Discussion on The Naked Socialist ; Paul Skousen talked about his book, The Naked Socialist, which completes the trilogy that ... Paul Skousen talked about his book, The Naked Socialist, which completes the trilogy that was started by his father, Cleon Skousen, author of The Naked Communist and The Naked Capitalist. He was interviewed at FreedomFest, an annual libertarian conference held July 10-13, 2013, at Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas, Nevada. 3:37 pm ET Approx. 27 min. LIVE Open Phones with Glenn Eskew, Part 1 ; Glenn Eskew talked about the September 15, 1963, bombing of the 16th Street Baptist Church in ... Glenn Eskew talked about the September 15, 1963, bombing of the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama, and its importance to the civil rights movement. He spoke by remote video link from across the street from the church on the 50th anniversary of the bombing that killed four little girls. Professor Eskew is the author of But for Birmingham: The Local and National Movements in the Civil Rights Struggle. He responded to telephone calls and electronic communications.

Live scenes were shown from inside the church where the official commemoration ceremony was about to begin.
6:32 pm ET Approx. 1 hr. 24 min. Vice President Biden at Senator Harkin's Annual Steak Fry Vice President Joe Biden spoke at Senator Tom Harkin’s (D-IA) 36th Annual Steak Fry in ... Vice President Joe Biden spoke at Senator Tom Harkin’s (D-IA) 36th Annual Steak Fry in Indianola, Iowa. Senator Harkin’s event is considered one of the largest Democratic fundraisers in Iowa each year. Vice President Biden commended Secretary of State John Kerry for negotiating a deal with Russia regarding Syria’s chemical weapons stockpile, and called his former Senate colleague one of the best secretaries of state in history. San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro also made remarks to supporters. 1:24 pm ET Approx. 17 min. Book Discussion on The Ultimate Obama Survival Guide ; Wayne Allyn Root talked about his book, The Ultimate Obama Survival Guide: How to Survive, ... Wayne Allyn Root talked about his book, The Ultimate Obama Survival Guide: How to Survive, Thrive, and Prosper During Obamageddon, in which he argues that President Obama is trying to destroy capitalism and small businesses in America and provides a plan to fight back. He was interviewed at FreedomFest, an annual libertarian conference held July 10-13, 2013, at Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas, Nevada. 4:05 pm ET Approx. 2 hr. 8 min. LIVE 16th Street Baptist Church Bombing Commemoration Ceremony An official ceremony was held at the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama, to ... An official ceremony was held at the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama, to commemorated the 50th anniversary of the bombing of the church by segregationists on September 15, 1963. Four little girls, Addie Mae Collins, Denise McNair, Carole Robertson and Cynthia Wesley, ages 11 to 14, were killed. Also remembered were two boys who were shot dead later in the day.
8:00 pm ET Approx. 59 min. Q & A with Andrew Bacevich ; Andrew Bacevich talked about his book, Breach of Trust: How Americans Failed Their Soldiers and ... Andrew Bacevich talked about his book, Breach of Trust: How Americans Failed Their Soldiers and Their Country. Mr. Bacevich spoke about current issues facing the United States armed forces, tracing them back to the war in Vietnam. He talked about his own tour of duty in Vietnam, and the struggles the American military faced in that conflict, including low morale and drug addiction. Mr. Bacevich also argued that an all volunteer army is bad for troops and bad for the country, and that there is a disconnect between the American public and the troops serving in harm’s way. In addition, he also spoke about problems stemming from an increased reliance by the military on private contractors. 1:43 pm ET Approx. 2 min. Book Awards from 1999 During its 15th anniversary celebration, Book TV recalls, from its second year on the air, the ... During its 15th anniversary celebration, Book TV recalls, from its second year on the air, the 1999 National Book Award Ceremony and the 1999 winners of the Pulitzer Prize. 6:14 pm ET Approx. 17 min. LIVE Open Phones with Glenn Eskew, Part 2 ; Glenn Eskew talked about the September 15, 1963, bombing of the 16th Street Baptist Church in ... Glenn Eskew talked about the September 15, 1963, bombing of the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama, and its importance to the civil rights movement. He spoke by remote video link from across the street from the church on the 50th anniversary of the bombing that killed four little girls. Professor Eskew is the author of But for Birmingham: The Local and National Movements in the Civil Rights Struggle. He responded to telephone calls and electronic communications.

The program began with live scenes from inside the church where the official commemoration ceremony had just concluded.
9:01 pm ET Approx. 30 min. Question Time Prime Minister Cameron responded to questions from members of the government and opposition about ... Prime Minister Cameron responded to questions from members of the government and opposition about a number of issues including the situation in Syria and domestic issues. 1:45 pm ET Approx. 14 min. Book Discussion on Kansas City Lightning ; Stanley Crouch talked about his forthcoming book, Kansas City Lightning: The Rise and Times of ... Stanley Crouch talked about his forthcoming book, Kansas City Lightning: The Rise and Times of Charlie Parker. He was interviewed at Book Expo America, the publishing industry’s annual trade show held at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York City May 29 - June 1, 2013. 6:31 pm ET Approx. 26 min. Birmingham Civil Rights Movement Tour Local high school history teacher Barry McNealy, the youth leadership program coordinator at the ... Local high school history teacher Barry McNealy, the youth leadership program coordinator at the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute, toured some of the places associated with the Civil Rights movement around the city of Birmingham, Alabama. Locations included Bethel Baptist Church, A.G. Gaston Motel, and 16th Street Baptist Church, among others.
9:35 pm ET Approx. 1 hr. 23 min. Vice President Biden at Senator Harkin's Annual Steak Fry Vice President Joe Biden spoke at Senator Tom Harkin’s (D-IA) 36th Annual Steak Fry in ... Vice President Joe Biden spoke at Senator Tom Harkin’s (D-IA) 36th Annual Steak Fry in Indianola, Iowa. Senator Harkin’s event is considered one of the largest Democratic fundraisers in Iowa each year. Vice President Biden commended Secretary of State John Kerry for negotiating a deal with Russia regarding Syria’s chemical weapons stockpile, and called his former Senate colleague one of the best secretaries of state in history. San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro also made remarks to supporters. 1:59 pm ET Approx. 56 min. Book Discussion on Forget a Mentor, Find a Sponsor Sylvia Ann Hewlett talked about her book, Forget a Mentor, Find a Sponsor: The New Way to ... Sylvia Ann Hewlett talked about her book, Forget a Mentor, Find a Sponsor: The New Way to Fast-Track Your Career, in which she argues that to reach leadership positions in the U.S., especially for women, the key is to find a senior-level person who will champion your career and become your advocate. She argued that mentors may build your self-esteem, but will not help you move up. During the event, held at the New York Stock Exchange, the author was joined by Edward Gilligan, president of American Express, Jennifer Steinmann, Chief Talent Officer at Deloitte, and Rosalind Hudnell, vice president of human resources at Intel. 7:00 pm ET Approx. 1 hr. 59 min. 16th Street Baptist Church Bombing Commemoration Ceremony An official ceremony was held at the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama, to ... An official ceremony was held at the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama, to commemorated the 50th anniversary of the bombing of the church by segregationists on September 15, 1963. Four little girls, Addie Mae Collins, Denise McNair, Carole Robertson and Cynthia Wesley, ages 11 to 14, were killed. Also remembered were two boys who were shot dead later in the day.
11:00 pm ET Approx. 59 min. Q & A with Andrew Bacevich ; Andrew Bacevich talked about his book, Breach of Trust: How Americans Failed Their Soldiers and ... Andrew Bacevich talked about his book, Breach of Trust: How Americans Failed Their Soldiers and Their Country. Mr. Bacevich spoke about current issues facing the United States armed forces, tracing them back to the war in Vietnam. He talked about his own tour of duty in Vietnam, and the struggles the American military faced in that conflict, including low morale and drug addiction. Mr. Bacevich also argued that an all volunteer army is bad for troops and bad for the country, and that there is a disconnect between the American public and the troops serving in harm’s way. In addition, he also spoke about problems stemming from an increased reliance by the military on private contractors. 2:57 pm ET Approx. 1 min. Book TV Fairs and Festivals A list of upcoming book fairs and festivals as of September 12, 2013 was shown. A list of upcoming book fairs and festivals as of September 12, 2013 was shown. 9:00 pm ET Approx. 56 min. Open Phones with Ahmad Ward ; Ahmad Ward spoke by video link about the September 15, 1963, bombing of the 16th Street Baptist ... Ahmad Ward spoke by video link about the September 15, 1963, bombing of the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama, and its importance to the civil rights movement. He was across the street from the church. He responded to telephone calls and electronic communications.

During this program was seen live the wreath-laying at the church commemorating the 50th anniversary of the bombing.

A video clip was shown of a 2003 interview with the Reverend Fred Shuttlesworth.
12:01 am ET Approx. 30 min. Question Time Prime Minister Cameron responded to questions from members of the government and opposition about ... Prime Minister Cameron responded to questions from members of the government and opposition about a number of issues including the situation in Syria and domestic issues. 2:58 pm ET Approx. 1 min. New York Times Best Books of 1999 During its 15th anniversary celebration, Book TV recalls the 1999 best-books list by The New ... During its 15th anniversary celebration, Book TV recalls the 1999 best-books list by The New York Times. 9:18 pm ET Approx. 9 min. 16th Street Baptist Church Bombing Wreath-Laying Ceremony As part of a ceremony commemorating the 50th anniversary of the bombing at the 16th Street Baptist ... As part of a ceremony commemorating the 50th anniversary of the bombing at the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama, a wreath was laid outside the church at the spot where a bomb was placed along an outside wall. The wreath was laid at the exact time of the blast that killed four little girls.
12:33 am ET Approx. 3 min. 15th Anniversary of Book TV Announcing the 15th anniversary of Book TV. Announcing the 15th anniversary of Book TV. 3:01 pm ET Approx. 49 min. Book Discussion on Roosevelt's Centurions ; Joseph Persico talked about his book, Roosevelt' s Centurions: FDR and the Commanders He Led to ... Joseph Persico talked about his book, Roosevelt' s Centurions: FDR and the Commanders He Led to Victory in World War II. The 2013 Roosevelt Reading Festival was held by the Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum in the Henry A. Wallace Visitor and Education Center in Hyde Park, New York. 9:57 pm ET Approx. 1 hr. 6 min. Legacy of the Civil Rights Movement in Birmingham, Alabama Panelists talked about the civil rights movement in Birmingham, Alabama, its legacy in America, ... Panelists talked about the civil rights movement in Birmingham, Alabama, its legacy in America, and its influence internationally. Speakers included former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, who grew up in Birmingham, Alabama, U.W. Clemon, who was a student at Miles College in Birmingham in 1962-63 and took part in the protests, and Doug Jones, Jr., who prosecuted two of the 16th Street Baptist Church bombers in the late-1990s and early 2000s.

“Beyond Suffering and Suffrage: The Past, Present and Future of International Civil and Human Rights” was part of the 50 Years Forward commemoration of the civil rights movement events of 1963 in Birmingham,
12:36 am ET Approx. 48 min. State of the European Union Address ; European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso addressed Parliament members during his annual ... European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso addressed Parliament members during his annual State of the European Union address in Strasbourg, France. He told members that Europe cannot go back to the old-normal before the economic crisis, and called on members to complete the policies needed for a new banking union. Mr. Barroso also condemned the use of chemical weapons in Syria, saying the international community holds “a collective responsibility to sanction these acts and to put an end to this conflict.” He added that a "political solution stands a chance for lasting peace that the Syrian people deserve". 4:00 pm ET Approx. 44 min. Book Discussion on Rocket Girl ; George Morgan talked about his book, Rocket Girl: The Story of Mary Sherman Morgan, ... George Morgan talked about his book, Rocket Girl: The Story of Mary Sherman Morgan, America’s First Female Rocket Scientist, in which he tells the story of his mother, Mary Sherman Morgan, the first female rocket scientist in the U.S. and inventor of hydyne, the propellant that boosted America’s first satellite into orbit. The program Mary Morgan worked on was highly secret, so her family had very little idea of her accomplishments until after her death. He spoke with Ashley Stroupe of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory. 11:03 pm ET Approx. 40 min. Open Phones with Doug Jones ; Doug Jones, Jr., talked about the September 15, 1963, bombing of the 16th Street Baptist Church in ... Doug Jones, Jr., talked about the September 15, 1963, bombing of the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama, and its importance to the civil rights movement. He spoke by remote video link from across the street from the church on the 50th anniversary of the bombing that killed four little girls. Mr. Jones, who prosecuted two of the bombers in the late-1990s and early 2000s, talked about the case. He responded to telephone calls and electronic communications.

A video clip was shown of a 2011 interview with Carolyn McKinstry.
1:25 am ET Approx. 1 hr. 19 min. Meeting Needs of the Egyptian People Representatives from human rights groups talked about their first-hand knowledge of the current ... Representatives from human rights groups talked about their first-hand knowledge of the current situation in Egyptian communities and what can be done to improve the basic needs and services for average Egyptians. The event began with an introduction by the Institute’s Senior Vice President Kate Seelye. 

This program was part of a Middle East Institute full-day conference with Egyptian and American analysts and activists on Egypt and its economic and political future.
4:45 pm ET Approx. 14 min. Book Discussion on When the United States Invaded Russia ; Professor Carl Richard talked about his book, When the United States Invaded Russia: Woodrow ... Professor Carl Richard talked about his book, When the United States Invaded Russia: Woodrow Wilson’s Siberian Disaster, in which he discusses Woodrow Wilson’s decision to send U.S. troops to Siberia during World War I and his long-term objective to contain the Bolsheviks and the Japanese. He was interviewed at FreedomFest, an annual libertarian conference held July 10-13, 2013, at Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas, Nevada. 11:43 pm ET Approx. 50 min. Congressional Gold Medal Ceremony Honoring 1963 Birmingham Bombing Victims House and Senate leaders posthumously awarded the Congressional Gold Medal to the victims of the ... House and Senate leaders posthumously awarded the Congressional Gold Medal to the victims of the 1963 16th St. Baptist Church bombing. On September 15, 1963, shortly after the March on Washington, a bomb placed by segregationists exploded in Birmingham’s 16th Street Baptist Church claiming the lives of Addie Mae Collins, Denise McNair, Carole Robertson and Cynthia Wesley, all girls under 14 years old. The medal was presented in recognition of how their deaths became a catalyst for the Civil Rights Movement. The Congressional Gold Medal represents Congress' highest expression of national appreciation for distinguished achievements and contributions.
2:45 am ET Approx. 1 hr. 34 min. Egypt's Relationship with International Community Panelists talked about Egypt’s relationship with the international community. They ... Panelists talked about Egypt’s relationship with the international community. They spoke about the existential threats to the country, whether or not the U.S. should continue sending aid, and how Egypt can engage the world community to help it achieve political and economic stability. This panel began with an introduction by the Institute’s Senior Vice President, Kate Seelye. 5:14 pm ET Approx. 45 min. Book TV on Congress A collection of segments from Book TV programs featured author talks about Syria and the Middle ... A collection of segments from Book TV programs featured author talks about Syria and the Middle East. 

The following are the programs that appear in this block.

After Words with Michele Swers
The Tea Party Goes to Washington by Rand Paul
Act of Congress: How America’s Essential Institution Works, and How It Doesn’t by Robert Kaiser
After Words with Olympia Snowe
2013 Annapolis Book Fair Panel on American Politics
12:34 am ET Approx. 23 min. Unveiling of Four Little Girls Memorial ; A memorial to the four little girls killed in the 16th Street Baptist Church bombing was ... A memorial to the four little girls killed in the 16th Street Baptist Church bombing was unveiled. The Four Spirits sculpture, made by Elizabeth MacQueen, was installed in Kelly Ingram Park, across the street from the church where Addie Mae Collins, Denise McNair, Carole Robertson and Cynthia Wesley, ages 11 to 14, were killed on September 15, 1963.

This is a portion of the ceremony.
4:23 am ET Approx. 1 hr. 34 min. Vice President Biden at Senator Harkin's Annual Steak Fry Vice President Joe Biden spoke at Senator Tom Harkin’s (D-IA) 36th Annual Steak Fry in ... Vice President Joe Biden spoke at Senator Tom Harkin’s (D-IA) 36th Annual Steak Fry in Indianola, Iowa. Senator Harkin’s event is considered one of the largest Democratic fundraisers in Iowa each year. Vice President Biden commended Secretary of State John Kerry for negotiating a deal with Russia regarding Syria’s chemical weapons stockpile, and called his former Senate colleague one of the best secretaries of state in history. San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro also made remarks to supporters. 6:00 pm ET Approx. 1 hr. Book Discussion on Black Hawk Down Mark Bowden talked about his book Black Hawk Down: A Story of Modern War, in which he ... Mark Bowden talked about his book Black Hawk Down: A Story of Modern War, in which he recounts the 1993 U.S. special operations raid in Mogadishu, Somalia that resulted in the deaths of 18 American soldiers. He also took viewers comments and questions. He was interviewed at BookExpo America, which took place in Los Angeles, California from May 1-3, 1999. 12:58 am ET Approx. 28 min. Open Phones with Barbara Shores ; Barbara Shores, daughter of Birmingham civil rights attorney Arthur Shores, talked about the ... Barbara Shores, daughter of Birmingham civil rights attorney Arthur Shores, talked about the September 15, 1963, bombing of the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama, and its importance to the civil rights movement. She spoke by remote video link from across the street from the church on the 50th anniversary of the bombing that killed four little girls. Her family’s house was bombed twice in the weeks before the church bombing. Ms. Shores co-wrote with her sister a book about her father, The Gentle Giant of Dynamite Hill: The Untold Story of Arthur Shores and His Family’s Fight for Civil Rights. Ms. Shores responded to telephone calls and electronic communications.

A video clip was shown of former Birmingham resident Condoleezza Rice being interviewed in 2010.
5:58 am ET Approx. 59 min. Q & A with Andrew Bacevich ; Andrew Bacevich talked about his book, Breach of Trust: How Americans Failed Their Soldiers and ... Andrew Bacevich talked about his book, Breach of Trust: How Americans Failed Their Soldiers and Their Country. Mr. Bacevich spoke about current issues facing the United States armed forces, tracing them back to the war in Vietnam. He talked about his own tour of duty in Vietnam, and the struggles the American military faced in that conflict, including low morale and drug addiction. Mr. Bacevich also argued that an all volunteer army is bad for troops and bad for the country, and that there is a disconnect between the American public and the troops serving in harm’s way. In addition, he also spoke about problems stemming from an increased reliance by the military on private contractors. 7:05 pm ET Approx. 59 min. Book Discussion on Ecstatic Nation Brenda Wineapple talked about her book, Ecstatic Nation: Confidence, Crisis, and Compromise, ... Brenda Wineapple talked about her book, Ecstatic Nation: Confidence, Crisis, and Compromise, 1848-1877, in which she presents a history of the United States in the mid-nineteenth century. In her book, the author recounts the ever-changing American landscape during this time, from its growing borders to the debates over slavery, the Civil War, and Reconstruction. Brenda Wineapple spoke at the Corner Bookshop in New York City. 1:26 am ET Approx. 3 min. Freeman Hrabowski Oral History Interview, Part 2 ; Freeman Hrabowski spoke about his participation in the 1963 “Children’s ... Freeman Hrabowski spoke about his participation in the 1963 “Children’s Crusade.” President of the University of Maryland-Baltimore County since 1992, he was a twelve year-old boy living in Birmingham, Alabama, in 1963 when Martin Luther King, Jr., appealed to children to march for civil rights. This interview was part of an oral history project on the Civil Rights Movement of the mid-20th century initiated by Congress in 2009, conducted by the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, the Library of Congress, and the Southern Oral History Program at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. The interview was conducted on the campus of the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, by Joseph Mosnier of the Southern Oral History Program at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.
8:04 pm ET Approx. 58 min. Book Discussion on Treasury's War ; ; Juan Zarate talked about his book, Treasury’s War: The Unleashing of a New Era of ... Juan Zarate talked about his book, Treasury’s War: The Unleashing of a New Era of Financial Warfare, in which he discusses the Treasury Department’s war on terror following 9/11. The Treasury Department uses various means to put financial strangleholds on terrorist groups and enemy states around the world. During this event, hosted by the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington, DC, Mr. Zarate spoke with National Public Radio’s Rachel Martin. 1:30 am ET Approx. 2 min. Book Discussion on While the World Watched Carolyn McKinstry talked about surviving the September 15, 1963, bombing of the Sixteenth Street ... Carolyn McKinstry talked about surviving the September 15, 1963, bombing of the Sixteenth Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama. She lost four of her friends in the bombing that became a turning point in the civil rights movement as profiled in her book, While the World Watched: A Birmingham Bombing Survivor Comes of Age During the Civil Rights Movement. She was interviewed outside the Sixteenth Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama.
C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles (LCVs) made a stop in their “2011 LCV Cities Tour” in Birmingham, Alabama, on October 31-November 4 to feature the history and literary life of the community. Working with the Bright House Networks 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.
9:03 pm ET Approx. 58 min. After Words with Mark Tushnet ; Legal scholar Mark Tushnet talked about his book, In the Balance: Politics in the Roberts ... Legal scholar Mark Tushnet talked about his book, In the Balance: Politics in the Roberts Court, in which he explores the opening years of the Roberts Court. He argued that decisions have been determined as much by politics as law, and examined the more controversial holdings, including upholding the Affordable Care Act. Mr. Tushnet spoke with Jenna Greene, senior reporter for National Law Journal. 1:32 am ET Approx. 22 min. Open Phones with Glenn Eskew, Part 1 ; Glenn Eskew talked about the September 15, 1963, bombing of the 16th Street Baptist Church in ... Glenn Eskew talked about the September 15, 1963, bombing of the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama, and its importance to the civil rights movement. He spoke by remote video link from across the street from the church on the 50th anniversary of the bombing that killed four little girls. Professor Eskew is the author of But for Birmingham: The Local and National Movements in the Civil Rights Struggle. He responded to telephone calls and electronic communications.

Live scenes were shown from inside the church where the official commemoration ceremony was about to begin.
10:02 pm ET Approx. 40 min. Book Discussion on The Body Economic Dr. Sanjay Basu, co-author of the book The Body Economic: Recessions, Budget Battles, and ... Dr. Sanjay Basu, co-author of the book The Body Economic: Recessions, Budget Battles, and the Politics of Life and Death, talked about the health impacts of economic austerity measures in countries around the world following the 2008 recession and throughout history. He spoke about the correlation between government cuts in social and health spending and the rise in rates of things like heart disease, suicide, and HIV. This event was hosted by Book Passage in San Francisco. 1:55 am ET Approx. 1 hr. 59 min. 16th Street Baptist Church Bombing Commemoration Ceremony An official ceremony was held at the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama, to ... An official ceremony was held at the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama, to commemorated the 50th anniversary of the bombing of the church by segregationists on September 15, 1963. Four little girls, Addie Mae Collins, Denise McNair, Carole Robertson and Cynthia Wesley, ages 11 to 14, were killed. Also remembered were two boys who were shot dead later in the day.
10:43 pm ET Approx. 1 min. New Books Being Published A list of new books being published the week of September 16, 2013 was shown. A list of new books being published the week of September 16, 2013 was shown. 3:54 am ET Approx. 16 min. Open Phones with Glenn Eskew, Part 2 ; Glenn Eskew talked about the September 15, 1963, bombing of the 16th Street Baptist Church in ... Glenn Eskew talked about the September 15, 1963, bombing of the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama, and its importance to the civil rights movement. He spoke by remote video link from across the street from the church on the 50th anniversary of the bombing that killed four little girls. Professor Eskew is the author of But for Birmingham: The Local and National Movements in the Civil Rights Struggle. He responded to telephone calls and electronic communications.

The program began with live scenes from inside the church where the official commemoration ceremony had just concluded.
10:45 pm ET Approx. 56 min. Book Discussion on Forget a Mentor, Find a Sponsor Sylvia Ann Hewlett talked about her book, Forget a Mentor, Find a Sponsor: The New Way to ... Sylvia Ann Hewlett talked about her book, Forget a Mentor, Find a Sponsor: The New Way to Fast-Track Your Career, in which she argues that to reach leadership positions in the U.S., especially for women, the key is to find a senior-level person who will champion your career and become your advocate. She argued that mentors may build your self-esteem, but will not help you move up. During the event, held at the New York Stock Exchange, the author was joined by Edward Gilligan, president of American Express, Jennifer Steinmann, Chief Talent Officer at Deloitte, and Rosalind Hudnell, vice president of human resources at Intel. 4:11 am ET Approx. 26 min. Birmingham Civil Rights Movement Tour Local high school history teacher Barry McNealy, the youth leadership program coordinator at the ... Local high school history teacher Barry McNealy, the youth leadership program coordinator at the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute, toured some of the places associated with the Civil Rights movement around the city of Birmingham, Alabama. Locations included Bethel Baptist Church, A.G. Gaston Motel, and 16th Street Baptist Church, among others.
11:42 pm ET Approx. 19 min. 1999 Booksellers of the Year ; ; Ms. Cohen and Ms. Meade talked about receiving the Bookseller of the Year award from ... Ms. Cohen and Ms. Meade talked about receiving the Bookseller of the Year award from Publishers Weekly, how they stayed in the book business for 15 years, and the future of independent bookselling. 4:38 am ET Approx. 23 min. Unveiling of Four Little Girls Memorial ; A memorial to the four little girls killed in the 16th Street Baptist Church bombing was ... A memorial to the four little girls killed in the 16th Street Baptist Church bombing was unveiled. The Four Spirits sculpture, made by Elizabeth MacQueen, was installed in Kelly Ingram Park, across the street from the church where Addie Mae Collins, Denise McNair, Carole Robertson and Cynthia Wesley, ages 11 to 14, were killed on September 15, 1963.

This is a portion of the ceremony.
12:03 am ET Approx. 58 min. After Words with Mark Tushnet ; Legal scholar Mark Tushnet talked about his book, In the Balance: Politics in the Roberts ... Legal scholar Mark Tushnet talked about his book, In the Balance: Politics in the Roberts Court, in which he explores the opening years of the Roberts Court. He argued that decisions have been determined as much by politics as law, and examined the more controversial holdings, including upholding the Affordable Care Act. Mr. Tushnet spoke with Jenna Greene, senior reporter for National Law Journal. 5:01 am ET Approx. 2 hr. 43 min. 50th Anniversary of Tuskegee Public High School Integration Former students of Tuskegee Public High School talked about when their high school was integrated ... Former students of Tuskegee Public High School talked about when their high school was integrated September 2, 1963. They were joined by civil rights attorney Fred Gray, who represented the black students in the case Anthony Lee et al. v. Macon County Board of Education, which eventually led to the desegregation of all public schools in the state. This forum was held at the Tuskegee Human and Civil Rights Multicultural Center.
1:02 am ET Approx. 24 min. Book Discussion on The Naked Socialist ; Paul Skousen talked about his book, The Naked Socialist, which completes the trilogy that ... Paul Skousen talked about his book, The Naked Socialist, which completes the trilogy that was started by his father, Cleon Skousen, author of The Naked Communist and The Naked Capitalist. He was interviewed at FreedomFest, an annual libertarian conference held July 10-13, 2013, at Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas, Nevada.
1:26 am ET Approx. 17 min. Book Discussion on The Ultimate Obama Survival Guide ; Wayne Allyn Root talked about his book, The Ultimate Obama Survival Guide: How to Survive, ... Wayne Allyn Root talked about his book, The Ultimate Obama Survival Guide: How to Survive, Thrive, and Prosper During Obamageddon, in which he argues that President Obama is trying to destroy capitalism and small businesses in America and provides a plan to fight back. He was interviewed at FreedomFest, an annual libertarian conference held July 10-13, 2013, at Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas, Nevada.
1:44 am ET Approx. 1 min. New Books Being Published A list of new books being published the week of September 16, 2013 was shown. A list of new books being published the week of September 16, 2013 was shown.
1:46 am ET Approx. 2 min. Book Awards from 1999 During its 15th anniversary celebration, Book TV recalls, from its second year on the air, the ... During its 15th anniversary celebration, Book TV recalls, from its second year on the air, the 1999 National Book Award Ceremony and the 1999 winners of the Pulitzer Prize.
1:48 am ET Approx. 11 min. Redesign of New York Times Book Review Pamela Paul, editor of the New York Times Book Review, talked about the redesign of the ... Pamela Paul, editor of the New York Times Book Review, talked about the redesign of the newspaper’s book review section, the first full redesign since 2007.
2:00 am ET Approx. 1 hr. Book TV on Congress A collection of segments from Book TV programs featured author talks about Syria and the Middle ... A collection of segments from Book TV programs featured author talks about Syria and the Middle East. 

The following are the programs that appear in this block.

After Words with Michele Swers
The Tea Party Goes to Washington by Rand Paul
Act of Congress: How America’s Essential Institution Works, and How It Doesn’t by Robert Kaiser
After Words with Olympia Snowe
2013 Annapolis Book Fair Panel on American Politics
3:00 am ET Approx. 58 min. After Words with Mark Tushnet ; Legal scholar Mark Tushnet talked about his book, In the Balance: Politics in the Roberts ... Legal scholar Mark Tushnet talked about his book, In the Balance: Politics in the Roberts Court, in which he explores the opening years of the Roberts Court. He argued that decisions have been determined as much by politics as law, and examined the more controversial holdings, including upholding the Affordable Care Act. Mr. Tushnet spoke with Jenna Greene, senior reporter for National Law Journal.
3:59 am ET Approx. 1 hr. 28 min. Book Discussion on Hezbollah ; ; Matthew Levitt talked about his book, Hezbollah: The Global Footprint of Lebanon’s Party ... Matthew Levitt talked about his book, Hezbollah: The Global Footprint of Lebanon’s Party of God, in which he explores the power of Hezbollah in Lebanon and the organization’s activities beyond Lebanon’s borders. Frederic Hof, senior fellow at the Atlantic Council, provided commentary. This event, hosted by the Washington Institute for Near East Policy, was held at the Cosmos Club in Washington, DC.
5:28 am ET Approx. 2 min. Publishers Weekly 1999 Best-Sellers During its 15th anniversary celebration, Book TV recalls the 1999 best-sellers list by ... During its 15th anniversary celebration, Book TV recalls the 1999 best-sellers list by Publishers Weekly.
5:31 am ET Approx. 22 min. Book Discussion on Conscious Capitalism Professor Raj Sisodia talked about his book, Conscious Capitalism: Liberating the Heroic Spirit ... Professor Raj Sisodia talked about his book, Conscious Capitalism: Liberating the Heroic Spirit of Business, in which he argues that the forces of business and capitalism can be combined to create value for shareholders, workers, customers, and society at large, and profiles companies that have successfully done this. He was interviewed at FreedomFest, an annual libertarian conference held July 10-13, 2013, at Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas, Nevada.
5:55 am ET Approx. 1 min. New Books Being Published A list of new books being published the week of September 16, 2013 was shown. A list of new books being published the week of September 16, 2013 was shown.
5:57 am ET Approx. 1 hr. 59 min. Book Discussion on The Poorer Nations ; Vijay Prashad talked about his book, The Poorer Nations: A Possible History of the Global ... Vijay Prashad talked about his book, The Poorer Nations: A Possible History of the Global South, in which he explores the protest against neo-liberal economic policies by people from the Global South (Africa, Central and Latin America, and a majority of Asia) and discusses the possibilities for an alternative system to emerge. He spoke at an event hosted by the Brecht Forum in New York City and responded to questions from the audience.