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< Sunday, March 9 >

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7:00 am ET Approx. 49 min. LIVE Open Phones ; Telephone lines were open for Republican viewer comments on the results of the 2014 Conservative ... Telephone lines were open for Republican viewer comments on the results of the 2014 Conservative Political Action Conference straw poll, which was won by Senator Rand Paul (R-KY): “Who is your choice for president in 2016?”

At the beginning of the program, C-SPAN Radio’s Nancy Calo previewed the Sunday morning talking shows.
6:32 am ET Approx. 47 min. Book Discussion on The Astronaut Wives Club ; Lily Koppel talked about her book, The Astronaut Wives Club: A True Story, in which she ... Lily Koppel talked about her book, The Astronaut Wives Club: A True Story, in which she tells the story of the wives of the Mercury 7 astronauts, who became media sensations in the 1960s. She spoke at the 2014 Savannah Book Festival which took place from February 13-16, 2014 in and around Telfair and Wright Squares and at the Trustees Theater in Savannah, Georgia. Ms. Koppel spoke at the Lutheran Church of the Ascension located on Wright Square. 5:34 am ET Approx. 1 hr. 25 min. Legacy of New York Times v. Sullivan Panelists talked about the importance and legacy of the New York Times v. Sullivan Supreme ... Panelists talked about the importance and legacy of the New York Times v. Sullivan Supreme Court case, as well as the history of the Supreme Court reporting. 

In the 1964 Supreme Court Case New York Times v. Sullivan, an Alabama safety commissioner sued the newspaper over an ad that described the Alabama Police’s violence against civil rights protestors. The Supreme Court ruled unanimously in favor of the New York Times, and thus strengthened the press against accusations of libel and defamation.

This panel was part of an event held at the University of Georgia to celebrate the 50th anniversary of New York Times v. Sullivan, the Supreme Court case that strengthened the protection of the press against accusations of libel or defamation.
7:52 am ET Approx. 54 min. LIVE Earned Income Tax Credit Extension ; ; Jason Fichtner and Eugene Steuerle talked about President Obama’s call to expand the Earned ... Jason Fichtner and Eugene Steuerle talked about President Obama’s call to expand the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) to include childless workers. They spoke about the history of the EITC as well as the support it receives on Capitol Hill. They also addressed how the EITC program is treated in Republican budget plans as well as previous efforts to reduce fraud and waste in the program. 7:19 am ET Approx. 55 min. Book Discussion on The Up Side of Down ; ; Megan McArdle talked about her book, The Up Side of Down: Why Failing Well Is the Key to ... Megan McArdle talked about her book, The Up Side of Down: Why Failing Well Is the Key to Success, in which she argues that the U.S. is unique in its willingness to let its citizens and businesses fail and says that this is what has made the country successful. During this event, hosted by the American Enterprise Institute in Washington, DC, Ms. McArdle spoke with George Mason University professor Tyler Cowen. 7:00 am ET Approx. 57 min. Homestead Act of 1862 and Immigration Laws ; Blake Bell, a historian at the Homestead National Monument of America, talks about immigration law ... Blake Bell, a historian at the Homestead National Monument of America, talks about immigration law in the United States and the debate surrounding the Homestead Act of 1862. The law distributed government land to private citizens or a person who “has filed his declaration of intention to become such.” Mr. Bell argued that by encouraging immigration the Homestead Act marked a significant departure from the more stringent naturalization laws of the 1790s. This event took place at the museum of the U.S. Department of the Interior in Washington, DC.
8:49 am ET Approx. 46 min. LIVE Update on Ukraine ; ; William Pomerantz gave an update on the latest development in Ukraine. Topics included ... William Pomerantz gave an update on the latest development in Ukraine. Topics included Crimean-region lawmakers' referendum vote, why the U.S. is concerned with Ukraine, and U.S. sanctions against Russia.

C-SPAN Radio’s Nancy Calo previewed the Sunday morning talk shows at the conclusion of the program.
8:15 am ET Approx. 1 min. Book Fairs and Festivals A list of upcoming book fairs and festivals was shown. A list of upcoming book fairs and festivals was shown. 7:59 am ET Approx. 1 hr. 1 min. Q&A with James Rosen ; James Rosen talked about his experiences, legal career, and book The Strong Man: John Mitchell ... James Rosen talked about his experiences, legal career, and book The Strong Man: John Mitchell and the Secrets of Watergate, published that week by Doubleday. As U.S. attorney general from 1969 to 1972, John Mitchell was central to the Watergate scandal. This full-scale biography of John N. Mitchell spans his youth in Detroit, his position as the national’s premier municipal bond lawyer, his role as campaign manager for both of Richard Nixon’s successful presidential runs and his time as attorney general (1969-1972). Later, Mr. Mitchell became the highest ranking official to ever serve time in prison. From 1977 to 1979, he was in federal prison for his involvement in the Watergate cover-up. James Rosen has spent almost two decades working on this book. Since 2005, he has been a Washington correspondent for Fox News. Before that, he was a researcher for Dan Rather at CBS. Photographs and video clips were shown in the background during the interview. Also shown was a video clip from the National Archives of Mr. Mithchell’s testimony of July 12, 1973, at the Senate Watergate hearing.
9:35 am ET Approx. 23 min. LIVE Open Phones Telephone lines were open for viewer comments on news of the day. Telephone lines were open for viewer comments on news of the day. 8:17 am ET Approx. 1 hr. 23 min. Book Discussion on The Burglary Betty Medsger talked about her book, The Burglary: The Discovery of J. Edgar Hoover’s ... Betty Medsger talked about her book, The Burglary: The Discovery of J. Edgar Hoover’s Secret FBI, in which she tells the story of the March 1971 break-in at FBI offices in Media, Pennsylvania, by eight activists from the group Citizens Commission to Investigate the FBI. The documents they stole revealed the existence of J. Edgar Hoover’s secret Counter Intelligence Program (COINTELPRO) that targeted people and groups the FBI considered to be subversive, including, but not limited to, members of the Black Panther Party and the American Indian Movement. During this event hosted by the Philadelphia Free Library, Betty Medsger spoke with three of the eight activists who participated in the burglary. 9:01 am ET Approx. 59 min. Life of Freed Slave Michael Shiner Leslie Anderson talked about the life of Michael Shiner, a freed slave who worked at the ... Leslie Anderson talked about the life of Michael Shiner, a freed slave who worked at the Washington Navy Yard, rose to prominence in the Capitol Hill community, and kept a wide-ranging diary of neighborhood events from 1813 to 1869. Shiner was an eyewitness to the burning of the Navy Yard by the British in 1814 and many other notable events over more than half a century.
10:00 am ET Approx. 31 min. Newsmakers with Representative Kevin Brady Representative Kevin Brady (R-TX), chair of the Joint Economic Committee, talked by remote video ... Representative Kevin Brady (R-TX), chair of the Joint Economic Committee, talked by remote video from his home near Houston about the President Obama’s fiscal year 2015 budget request, tax reform, economic policy, and U.S. employment. Other topics included the House Republican Conference, immigration reform, and U.S. foreign policy. After the interview, the reporters in the studio discussed his responses with the host. 9:46 am ET Approx. 41 min. Book Discussion on The Hour of Peril Daniel Stashower talked about his book, [The Hour of Peril: The Secret Plot to Murder Lincoln ... Daniel Stashower talked about his book, [The Hour of Peril: The Secret Plot to Murder Lincoln Before the Civil War, in which he recalls the plot to assassinate Abraham Lincoln in February 1861, prior to Lincoln’s inauguration ceremony. The plot, discovered by detective Allen Pinkerton, was to be executed in Baltimore as Lincoln stopped in the city en route to Washington, D.C. The author reports on Pinkerton and his associates' investigation and the challenge to convince Lincoln’s advisors that the threat was legitimate. Daniel Stashower spoke at Anderson’s Bookshop in Naperville, Illinois. 10:02 am ET Approx. 1 hr. 12 min. African-American Civil War Espionage, Part 1 Hari Jones, Curator of the African American Civil War Memorial Freedom Foundation and Museum, ... Hari Jones, Curator of the African American Civil War Memorial Freedom Foundation and Museum, talked about the activities of the Loyal League, a secret national organization of men and women of African descent whose efforts helped the Union to end slavery. "For Light and Liberty: African Americans and Civil War Espionage in Washington and Beyond" was a two-part event at the Historical Society of Washington, D.C., co-sponsored by the International Spy Museum and the African American Civil War Memorial and Museum.
10:34 am ET Approx. 5 min. President Obama on Fiscal Year 2015 Budget Plan President Obama talked about his fiscal year 2015 budget plan at Powell Elementary School in ... President Obama talked about his fiscal year 2015 budget plan at Powell Elementary School in Washington, D.C. It increases tax credits for the working poor, and expands early childhood education. He also used the opportunity to comment on Russia’s intervention in Ukraine, calling it a violation of international law. 10:30 am ET Approx. 1 hr. 24 min. Book Discussion on Surge ; ; Peter Mansoor, General David Petraeus’s executive officer in 2007 and 2008, talked about his ... Peter Mansoor, General David Petraeus’s executive officer in 2007 and 2008, talked about his book, Surge: My Journey with General David Petraeus and the Remaking of the Iraq War, in which he examines the short and long-term impact of the troop surge in Iraq. 20,000 additional troops were sent to the country in 2007 to stabilize it. This event was hosted by the New America Foundation in Washington, DC. 11:18 am ET Approx. 24 min. Jennifer Keene and Christopher Capozzola on World War I ; ; Historians Jennifer Keene and Christopher Capozzola talked about the global ramifications of World ... Historians Jennifer Keene and Christopher Capozzola talked about the global ramifications of World War I. This interview was conducted at the 2014 American Historical Association conference in Washington, DC.
10:40 am ET Approx. 4 min. Senator McConnell on President Obama's Budget Senate Minority Leader McConnell (R-KY) spoke about the president’s proposed fiscal year ... Senate Minority Leader McConnell (R-KY) spoke about the president’s proposed fiscal year 2015 budget. 11:55 am ET Approx. 1 min. New York Times Nonfiction Bestsellers A list of New York Times nonfiction bestsellers as of March 5, 2014 was shown. A list of New York Times nonfiction bestsellers as of March 5, 2014 was shown. 11:44 am ET Approx. 9 min. History of Mental Health Care Treatment Hazel Patton, board president at the Oregon State Hospital Museum of Mental Health, talked about ... Hazel Patton, board president at the Oregon State Hospital Museum of Mental Health, talked about Oregon’s history of mental health care treatment, which dates back to the 1800s. She also showed artifacts from the institution including a lobotomy table, restraints, and other early treatments. In 1975, the movie One Flew Over a Cuckoo’s Nest was filmed at this hospital.

C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles (LCVs) made a stop in their “2014 LCV Cities Tour” in Salem, Oregon, from February 3-6 to feature the history and literary life of the community. Working with the Comcast Cable local affiliate, they visited literary and historic sites where local historians, authors, and civic leaders were interviewed.
11:59 am ET Approx. 52 min. OMB Director Burwell on Fiscal Year 2015 Budget White House Budget Director Sylvia Burwell testified on President Obama’s fiscal year 2015 ... White House Budget Director Sylvia Burwell testified on President Obama’s fiscal year 2015 budget proposal. The $3.9 trillion proposed budget would increase funding for the Departments of Veterans Affairs and Education, while decreasing funding for Defense and Health and Human Services. 11:59 am ET Approx. 1 min. New Books Being Published A list of books being released the week of March 10, 2014 was shown. A list of books being released the week of March 10, 2014 was shown. 11:55 am ET Approx. 1 min. 1954 Newsreel on Shooting in Congress A Universal-International News newsreel report on the March 1, 1954, shooting attack on the floor ... A Universal-International News newsreel report on the March 1, 1954, shooting attack on the floor of the House of Representatives by three Puerto Rican activists. Five members of Congress were injured. 
12:53 pm ET Approx. 5 min. Congressional Agenda ; Bob Cusack previewed the upcoming legislative week for Congress. Bob Cusack previewed the upcoming legislative week for Congress. 12:30 pm ET Approx. 28 min. After Words with Gabriel Sherman ; Gabriel Sherman talked about his book, The Loudest Voice in the Room: How the Brilliant, ... Gabriel Sherman talked about his book, The Loudest Voice in the Room: How the Brilliant, Bombastic Roger Ailes Built Fox News -- and Divided a Country, in which he provides a detailed look at the life of the former member of the Nixon White House who started Fox News Channel. He speaks with American University Journalism professor and commentator on Reliable Sources, Jane Hall. 12:01 pm ET Approx. 1 hr. 2 min. Women in the Early Republic Professor Catherine Allgor lectured to her history class on the lives of women in the early ... Professor Catherine Allgor lectured to her history class on the lives of women in the early republic. While the history of the period usually focuses on the actions of men and battlefields, the lives of women were portrayed as centered strictly on the home, and any political influence women had was achieved through their husbands. Professor Allgor focused on the lives of women and how they exercised a small but increasing amount of political and economic freedom. She also displayed a cartoon for discussion.
1:00 pm ET Approx. 1 hr. 14 min. Fiscal Year 2015 Defense Authorization Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel and Joint Chiefs Chair General Martin Dempsey testified on the ... Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel and Joint Chiefs Chair General Martin Dempsey testified on the fiscal year 2015 defense budget request. It included $495.6 billion in spending, roughly the same as the fiscal year 2014 budget, and shrank the overall size of the U.S. armed forces. Secretary Hagel also updated the committee on the crisis in Ukraine, saying the U.S. was stepping up joint aviation training with Poland and increasing participation with NATO air policing mission in the Baltic. 1:00 pm ET Approx. 25 min. Book Discussion Points on the Dial ; Alexander Russo talked about his book, Points on the Dial: Golden Age Radio beyond the ... Alexander Russo talked about his book, Points on the Dial: Golden Age Radio beyond the Networks, in which he chronicles the histories of production, distribution, and reception practices during radio’s golden era, which extended from the 1920s into the 1950s. This interview, part of Book TV’s College Series, was recorded on the campus of The Catholic University of America in Washington, DC. 1:05 pm ET Approx. 57 min. Homestead Act of 1862 and Immigration Laws ; Blake Bell, a historian at the Homestead National Monument of America, talks about immigration law ... Blake Bell, a historian at the Homestead National Monument of America, talks about immigration law in the United States and the debate surrounding the Homestead Act of 1862. The law distributed government land to private citizens or a person who “has filed his declaration of intention to become such.” Mr. Bell argued that by encouraging immigration the Homestead Act marked a significant departure from the more stringent naturalization laws of the 1790s. This event took place at the museum of the U.S. Department of the Interior in Washington, DC.
2:19 pm ET Approx. 21 min. IRS Targeting Investigation ; ; Lois Lerner, former director of Internal Revenue Service Exempt Organizations, invoked her Fifth ... Lois Lerner, former director of Internal Revenue Service Exempt Organizations, invoked her Fifth Amendment rights for a second time before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee. During a May 22, 2013, hearing, she invoked for the first time her rights to refuse to testify after her opening statement. After Ms. Lerner refused to answer questions, Committee Chair Issa immediately adjourned the hearing, setting off a testy exchange with Ranking Member Cummings who wanted to make a statement. 1:27 pm ET Approx. 1 min. Book Fairs and Festivals A list of upcoming book fairs and festivals was shown. A list of upcoming book fairs and festivals was shown. 2:05 pm ET Approx. 1 hr. 23 min. Conversation with Junius Williams and Tom Hayden ; ; Junius Williams and Tom Hayden talked about urban black politics, the Black Power Movement, and ... Junius Williams and Tom Hayden talked about urban black politics, the Black Power Movement, and William’s book Unfinished Agenda: Urban Politics in the Era of Black Power. They shared their experiences and explained how they engaged and organized the Newark community to achieve political and economic change.
2:40 pm ET Approx. 16 min. News Conference on IRS Targeting Investigation ; House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chair Darrell Issa and Ranking Member Elijah ... House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chair Darrell Issa and Ranking Member Elijah Cummings spoke to reporters after Lois Lerner, former director of Internal Revenue Service Exempt Organizations, invoked her Fifth Amendment rights again during her second appearance before the committee. 1:29 pm ET Approx. 23 min. Book Discussion on Christianity and Politics ; C.C. Pecknold talked about his book Christianity and Politics, in which he explores the ... C.C. Pecknold talked about his book Christianity and Politics, in which he explores the political history of Christianity and argues that it has reshaped Western political imagination. This interview, conducted on the campus of The Catholic University of America, is part of Book TV’s College Series. This interview, conducted on the campus of The Catholic University of America, was part of Book TV’s College Series. 3:30 pm ET Approx. 29 min. National Postal Museum ; ; National Postal Museum director Allen Kane and curators Cheryl Ganz and Daniel Piazza talked about ... National Postal Museum director Allen Kane and curators Cheryl Ganz and Daniel Piazza talked about some of the rare stamps and pieces of mail in their collection. They also toured the William H. Gross Stamp Gallery, the world’s largest, which opened in the museum in September of 2013.
2:56 pm ET Approx. 29 min. House Democratic Response to IRS Hearing House Democrats held a news conference on House Oversight Committee Chair Darrell Issa’s ... House Democrats held a news conference on House Oversight Committee Chair Darrell Issa’s (D-CA) behavior at a hearing the previous day. After witness Lois Lerner invoked her Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination, the hearing was adjourned, and the microphones were turned off while Ranking Member Elijah Cummings (D-MD) was speaking. 2:01 pm ET Approx. 57 min. Book Discussion on The Sixth Extinction Elizabeth Kolbert talked about her book, The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History, in ... Elizabeth Kolbert talked about her book, The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History, in which she argues that we are currently undergoing a sixth mass extinction (five others have occurred over the past 500 million years). She said that it is likely that this one, the result of human action, will be the most devastating. Ms. Kolbert spoke at the Seattle Town Hall. 4:00 pm ET Approx. 30 min. 1953 U.S. Army Film ICECAP-I The 1953 U.S. Army Film, ICECAP - I was shown. The film chronicles the story of a U.S. ... The 1953 U.S. Army Film, ICECAP - I was shown. The film chronicles the story of a U.S. Army Transportation Corps expedition across the Greenland ice cap in the spring and summer of 1952. The mission was a scouting trip for a possible base on the east side of Greenland for the Cold War purpose of having a closer proximity to the Soviet Union.
3:31 pm ET Approx. 10 min. 2014 StudentCam Winners Announcement ; C-SPAN announced the 2014 StudentCam winners. The grand prize entry came from a team of high ... C-SPAN announced the 2014 StudentCam winners. The grand prize entry came from a team of high school students at Long Beach Polytechnic High School in Long Beach, California. Emma Larson, a member of the winning team, was interviewed about their video. "Earth First, Fracking Second."

C-SPAN Classroom’s StudentCam video documentary contest was a national competition in which middle and high school students produced a documentary focusing on the most important issue Congress should consider in 2014.

For more information and to view the complete list of winning documentaries, visit www.studentcam.org
2:58 pm ET Approx. 1 min. New York Times Nonfiction Bestsellers A list of New York Times nonfiction bestsellers as of March 5, 2014 was shown. A list of New York Times nonfiction bestsellers as of March 5, 2014 was shown. 4:30 pm ET Approx. 1 hr. 25 min. Legacy of New York Times v. Sullivan Panelists talked about the importance and legacy of the New York Times v. Sullivan Supreme ... Panelists talked about the importance and legacy of the New York Times v. Sullivan Supreme Court case, as well as the history of the Supreme Court reporting. 

In the 1964 Supreme Court Case New York Times v. Sullivan, an Alabama safety commissioner sued the newspaper over an ad that described the Alabama Police’s violence against civil rights protestors. The Supreme Court ruled unanimously in favor of the New York Times, and thus strengthened the press against accusations of libel and defamation.

This panel was part of an event held at the University of Georgia to celebrate the 50th anniversary of New York Times v. Sullivan, the Supreme Court case that strengthened the protection of the press against accusations of libel or defamation.
3:41 pm ET Approx. 10 min. Justice Department Nomination Senators Ted Cruz (R-TX) spoke on the Senate floor about his opposition to the nomination of Debo ... Senators Ted Cruz (R-TX) spoke on the Senate floor about his opposition to the nomination of Debo Adegbile for assistant attorney general for the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division because of his defense of a man convicted in the killing of a Philadelphia police officer. 3:00 pm ET Approx. 58 min. Book Discussion on A Citizen's Guide to Terrorism and Counterterrorism Christopher Harmon talked about his book, A Citizen’s Guide to Terrorism and ... Christopher Harmon talked about his book, A Citizen’s Guide to Terrorism and Counterterrorism, in which he looks at the continued threat of terrorism today and talks about the Obama administration’s efforts to combat terrorism since the killing of Osama bin Laden. Professor Harmon spoke at the Heritage Foundation in Washington, DC. 6:01 pm ET Approx. 25 min. National Firearms Museum ; National Firearms Museum director Jim Supica and senior curator Phil Schreier talked about the ... National Firearms Museum director Jim Supica and senior curator Phil Schreier talked about the museum’s collection of handguns, rifles, and other firearms, and explained the role these weapons have played in the settlement, expansion and preservation of the United States. The National Firearms Museum is owned and operated by the National Rifle Association.
3:52 pm ET Approx. 11 min. Senator Harkin on Blocking the Nomination of Debo Adegbile Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA) came to the Senate floor to express his disgust with the cloture vote ... Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA) came to the Senate floor to express his disgust with the cloture vote blocking the nomination of Debo Adegbile to be the assistant attorney general for civil rights in the Justice Department. He called “shame on us,” especially the lawyers, for blocking the nomination on the basis of a young lawyer having worked for a firm that asked him to prepare the appeal for a murderer. He even mentioned that Chief Justice John Roberts defended a murderer as a young lawyer. 4:02 pm ET Approx. 1 hr. 7 min. Book Discussion on Lethal But Legal Nicholas Freudenberg talked about his book, Lethal But Legal: Corporations, Consumption, and ... Nicholas Freudenberg talked about his book, Lethal But Legal: Corporations, Consumption, and Protecting Public Health, in which he argues that the food, tobacco, alcohol, pharmaceutical, gun, and auto industries have negatively impacted public health and offers ways for the public to respond. Commentary is provided by Marion Nestle, author of Food Politics, and Laura Berry of the Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility. This event was held at the The Graduate Center of the City University of New York. 6:28 pm ET Approx. 1 min. The Plow That Broke the Plains The 1936 U.S. Resettlement Administration documentary The Plow That Broke the Plains tells ... The 1936 U.S. Resettlement Administration documentary The Plow That Broke the Plains tells the history of the great plains region from the 1880s to the Dust Bowl of the early 1930s in order to spotlight New Deal programs. In 1999 the film was selected by the Library of Congress for preservation by the National Film Registry because it is "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant". Directed by Pare Lorenz, this was the first film that the U.S. government produced for commercial release and distribution. 

This film was shown as part of American History TV’s Reel America.
4:04 pm ET Approx. 5 min. Congressional Agenda ; Bob Cusack previewed the upcoming legislative week for Congress. Bob Cusack previewed the upcoming legislative week for Congress. 5:15 pm ET Approx. 33 min. Book Discussion on Capitalism and the Jews History Professor Jerry Muller talked about his book, Capitalism and the Jews. The ... History Professor Jerry Muller talked about his book, Capitalism and the Jews. The interview, part of Book TV’s College Series, was recorded on the campus of The Catholic University of America in Washington, DC. 6:30 pm ET Approx. 1 hr. 23 min. Post Civil War Brooklyn ; Historians Carla Peterson and Prithi Kanakamedala talked about the efforts of New York’s ... Historians Carla Peterson and Prithi Kanakamedala talked about the efforts of New York’s African American community to build institutions and equal status during the post Civil War era.
4:12 pm ET Approx. 44 min. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at AIPAC Policy Conference ; Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was the closing speaker at the American Israel Public ... Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was the closing speaker at the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) policy conference. He talked about Iran’s nuclear program and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. He urged Palestinian President Abbas to recognize Israel as a Jewish state. In addition, he denounced the Palestinian-led movement to boycott Israel known as BDS. 5:49 pm ET Approx. 55 min. Book TV on Russia A collection of segments from Book TV programs featured author talks about modern Russia and ... A collection of segments from Book TV programs featured author talks about modern Russia and U.S.-Russian relations.

The following are the programs that appear in this block. 

Irina Borogan and Andrei Soldatov, The New Nobility: The Restoration of Russia’s Security State and the Enduring Legacy of the KGB

Allen Lynch, Vladimir Putin and Russian Statecraft

Ilan Berman, Implosion: The End of Russia and What It Means for America

Angela Stent, The Limits of Partnership: U.S.-Russian Relations in the Twenty-First Century
7:55 pm ET Approx. 4 min. 1953 U.S. Army Film ICECAP-I The 1953 U.S. Army Film, ICECAP - I was shown. The film chronicles the story of a U.S. ... The 1953 U.S. Army Film, ICECAP - I was shown. The film chronicles the story of a U.S. Army Transportation Corps expedition across the Greenland ice cap in the spring and summer of 1952. The mission was a scouting trip for a possible base on the east side of Greenland for the Cold War purpose of having a closer proximity to the Soviet Union.
4:59 pm ET Approx. 57 min. U.S. -Israel Relationship A group of former CIA analysts spoke an event that was critical of the U.S.-Israel ... A group of former CIA analysts spoke an event that was critical of the U.S.-Israel relationship. They questioned whether Israel was truly an American ally. 

“Is Israel Really a U.S. Ally?” was held at the National Press Club by the Institute for Research: Middle Eastern Policy along with the Council for the National Interest, If Americans Knew, and the Washington Report on Middle East Affairs.
6:47 pm ET Approx. 55 min. Book Discussion on Wonderous Beauty Historian Carol Berkin talked about her book, Wondrous Beauty: The Life and Adventures of ... Historian Carol Berkin talked about her book, Wondrous Beauty: The Life and Adventures of Elizabeth Patterson Bonaparte, in which she recounts the life of Elizabeth “Betsy” Patterson Bonaparte, one-time wife of Napoleon Bonaparte’s brother, Jerome, and a native of Baltimore, Maryland. In her book, the author reports on the diplomatic fissures that surfaced between the United States and France following Napleon’s orders to his brother to dissolve the marriage, and Betsy’s successful campaign to seek a pension from the French general upon her return to Baltimore. Carol Berkin spoke at Politics and Prose Bookstore in Washington, D.C. 8:01 pm ET Approx. 1 hr. 12 min. Book Discussion on George Washington's Eye ; Joseph Manca talked about his book, George Washington’s Eye: Landscape, Architecture and ... Joseph Manca talked about his book, George Washington’s Eye: Landscape, Architecture and Design at Mount Vernon, in which he talks about how the grounds and architecture at Mount Vernon, his Virginia home, reflect the independence and democratic ideals of the young country he led in war and peace. Washington, as Mr. Manca puts it, was building “a new American garden” that rejected European extravagance for what was called a “plain and neat” sensibility more suited to a republic. Mr. Manca spoke at Mount Vernon’s new National Library for the Study of George Washington.
6:00 pm ET Approx. 31 min. Newsmakers with Representative Kevin Brady Representative Kevin Brady (R-TX), chair of the Joint Economic Committee, talked by remote video ... Representative Kevin Brady (R-TX), chair of the Joint Economic Committee, talked by remote video from his home near Houston about the President Obama’s fiscal year 2015 budget request, tax reform, economic policy, and U.S. employment. Other topics included the House Republican Conference, immigration reform, and U.S. foreign policy. After the interview, the reporters in the studio discussed his responses with the host. 7:45 pm ET Approx. 1 hr. 8 min. Book Discussion on Taking Down the Lion Catherine Neal talked about her book, Taking Down the Lion: The Triumphant Rise and Tragic Fall ... Catherine Neal talked about her book, Taking Down the Lion: The Triumphant Rise and Tragic Fall of Tyco’s Dennis Kozlowski, in which she chronicles the rise and fall of Tyco’s former CEO Dennis Kozlowski. Professor Neal, who had access to Kozlowski and the district attorney who prosecuted him, argued that all of the people directly involved in the case, and the media that reported on it, acted unethically at some point. She spoke at Northern Kentucky University. 9:15 pm ET Approx. 30 min. 1953 U.S. Army Film ICECAP-I The 1953 U.S. Army Film, ICECAP - I was shown. The film chronicles the story of a U.S. ... The 1953 U.S. Army Film, ICECAP - I was shown. The film chronicles the story of a U.S. Army Transportation Corps expedition across the Greenland ice cap in the spring and summer of 1952. The mission was a scouting trip for a possible base on the east side of Greenland for the Cold War purpose of having a closer proximity to the Soviet Union.
6:33 pm ET Approx. 18 min. Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) Remarks at CPAC Kentucky Senator Rand Paul speaks at CPAC in National Harbor, MD. He criticizes President ... Kentucky Senator Rand Paul speaks at CPAC in National Harbor, MD. He criticizes President Obama for his failure to defend civil liberties, and NSA data collection practices. He also urges the audience to elect people of conviction to political office. 8:56 pm ET Approx. 1 min. Book Fairs and Festivals A list of upcoming book fairs and festivals was shown. A list of upcoming book fairs and festivals was shown. 9:47 pm ET Approx. 8 min. Clinton White House Papers Release ; Wall Street Journal White House Correspondent Colleen McCain Nelson talked about the ... Wall Street Journal White House Correspondent Colleen McCain Nelson talked about the release of the Clinton White House Papers.
6:52 pm ET Approx. 22 min. Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), Day 1, Part 1 Texas Senator Ted Cruz opened the annual Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC). Then, ... Texas Senator Ted Cruz opened the annual Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC). Then, Pennsylvania Senator Pat Toomey and South Carolina Senator Tim Scott spoke. The American Conservative Union hosted this event at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center in National Harbor, Maryland. 8:59 pm ET Approx. 58 min. After Words with Amy Chua and Jed Rubenfeld ; ; Amy Chua and Jed Rubenfeld talked about their book, The Triple Package: How Three Unlikely ... Amy Chua and Jed Rubenfeld talked about their book, The Triple Package: How Three Unlikely Traits Explain the Rise and Fall of Cultural Groups in America, in which they argue that the most successful ethnic groups in America have all had at least one of three characteristics that constitute the “triple package” of superiority, insecurity, and impulse control. They also suggested that these characteristics have a dark side that should be avoided. They spoke with David Plotz, editor of Slate. 9:57 pm ET Approx. 1 min. 1954 Newsreel on Shooting in Congress A Universal-International News newsreel report on the March 1, 1954, shooting attack on the floor ... A Universal-International News newsreel report on the March 1, 1954, shooting attack on the floor of the House of Representatives by three Puerto Rican activists. Five members of Congress were injured. 
7:14 pm ET Approx. 44 min. Update on Ukraine ; ; William Pomerantz gave an update on the latest development in Ukraine. Topics included ... William Pomerantz gave an update on the latest development in Ukraine. Topics included Crimean-region lawmakers' referendum vote, why the U.S. is concerned with Ukraine, and U.S. sanctions against Russia.

C-SPAN Radio’s Nancy Calo previewed the Sunday morning talk shows at the conclusion of the program.
9:59 pm ET Approx. 1 min. New Books Being Published A list of books being released the week of March 10, 2014 was shown. A list of books being released the week of March 10, 2014 was shown. 10:00 pm ET Approx. 26 min. National Firearms Museum ; National Firearms Museum director Jim Supica and senior curator Phil Schreier talked about the ... National Firearms Museum director Jim Supica and senior curator Phil Schreier talked about the museum’s collection of handguns, rifles, and other firearms, and explained the role these weapons have played in the settlement, expansion and preservation of the United States. The National Firearms Museum is owned and operated by the National Rifle Association.
8:00 pm ET Approx. 1 hr. Q&A with Mary Jo White ; Mary Jo White talked about the role of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) in protecting ... Mary Jo White talked about the role of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) in protecting capital markets and investors. She also talked about her time as a U.S. attorney for the Eastern and Southern districts of New York in which she played a role in the prosecution of mobster John Gotti and helped in the hunt for Osama Bin Laden and Ramzi Yousef after the 1993 World Trade Center bombing. She discussed her reasons for entering public service and commented on President Obama’s assertion that “you don’t mess with Mary Jo.” 10:00 pm ET Approx. 1 hr. 7 min. Book Discussion on The New Digital Age ; ; Eric Schmidt and Jared Cohen talked about the updated edition of their book, The New Digital ... Eric Schmidt and Jared Cohen talked about the updated edition of their book, The New Digital Age, in which they discuss National Security Agency (NSA) spying and the current state of internet security. During this event, hosted by the Computer History Museum, the co-authors were interviewed by Sheryl Sandberg, COO of Facebook and the author of Lean In. 10:30 pm ET Approx. 1 hr. 23 min. Post Civil War Brooklyn ; Historians Carla Peterson and Prithi Kanakamedala talked about the efforts of New York’s ... Historians Carla Peterson and Prithi Kanakamedala talked about the efforts of New York’s African American community to build institutions and equal status during the post Civil War era.
9:03 pm ET Approx. 33 min. Question Time ; Prime Minister David Cameron responded to questions from members of the government and opposition ... Prime Minister David Cameron responded to questions from members of the government and opposition about a number of issues. He talked about the unrest in Ukraine and relations with Russia and the European Union. He said what Russia had done was “completely unacceptable” and that the United Kingdom would withdraw from preparations from the G8 Summit scheduled for June in Sochi. The prime minister also told members that the government in Ukraine needed to be inclusive and “this is not a tug of war” over Ukraine between EU and Russia. 11:12 pm ET Approx. 1 min. New York Times Nonfiction Bestsellers A list of New York Times nonfiction bestsellers as of March 5, 2014 was shown. A list of New York Times nonfiction bestsellers as of March 5, 2014 was shown. 11:54 pm ET Approx. 5 min. 1964 New York World's Fair Two short films showed scenes from the 1964 New York World’s Fair. First, was a ... Two short films showed scenes from the 1964 New York World’s Fair. First, was a two-minute Universal News report on the construction of the fair. It was followed by a Sinclair Refining Company film showing the fair in action, with many scenes of the crowds and exhibits. These videos were courtesy of the National Archives and Records Administration and the Prelinger Archives.
9:39 pm ET Approx. 1 hr. 10 min. Latino Voters and the Republican Party, Panel 2 Glen Bolger of Public Opinion Strategies, political analyst Leslie Sanchez, and David Winston of ... Glen Bolger of Public Opinion Strategies, political analyst Leslie Sanchez, and David Winston of The Winston Group talked about the future of Latino voters' relationship with the Republican Party. Fusion’s Politics Editor Jordan Fabian moderated this event. The American University Center for Latin American and Latino Studies hosted this event. 11:15 pm ET Approx. 47 min. Book Discussion on Trident K9 Warriors ; Mike Ritland talked about his book, Trident K9 Warriors: My Tale from the Training Ground to ... Mike Ritland talked about his book, Trident K9 Warriors: My Tale from the Training Ground to the Battlefield with Elite Navy SEAL Canines. He spoke at the 2014 Savannah Book Festival which took place from February 13-16, 2014 in and around Telfair and Wright Squares and at the Trustees Theater in Savannah, Georgia. Mr. Ritland spoke at the Lutheran Church of the Ascension located on Wright Square. 12:00 am ET Approx. 1 hr. 12 min. Book Discussion on George Washington's Eye ; Joseph Manca talked about his book, George Washington’s Eye: Landscape, Architecture and ... Joseph Manca talked about his book, George Washington’s Eye: Landscape, Architecture and Design at Mount Vernon, in which he talks about how the grounds and architecture at Mount Vernon, his Virginia home, reflect the independence and democratic ideals of the young country he led in war and peace. Washington, as Mr. Manca puts it, was building “a new American garden” that rejected European extravagance for what was called a “plain and neat” sensibility more suited to a republic. Mr. Manca spoke at Mount Vernon’s new National Library for the Study of George Washington.
10:49 pm ET Approx. 10 min. 2014 StudentCam Winners Announcement ; C-SPAN announced the 2014 StudentCam winners. The grand prize entry came from a team of high ... C-SPAN announced the 2014 StudentCam winners. The grand prize entry came from a team of high school students at Long Beach Polytechnic High School in Long Beach, California. Emma Larson, a member of the winning team, was interviewed about their video. "Earth First, Fracking Second."

C-SPAN Classroom’s StudentCam video documentary contest was a national competition in which middle and high school students produced a documentary focusing on the most important issue Congress should consider in 2014.

For more information and to view the complete list of winning documentaries, visit www.studentcam.org
12:04 am ET Approx. 58 min. After Words with Amy Chua and Jed Rubenfeld ; ; Amy Chua and Jed Rubenfeld talked about their book, The Triple Package: How Three Unlikely ... Amy Chua and Jed Rubenfeld talked about their book, The Triple Package: How Three Unlikely Traits Explain the Rise and Fall of Cultural Groups in America, in which they argue that the most successful ethnic groups in America have all had at least one of three characteristics that constitute the “triple package” of superiority, insecurity, and impulse control. They also suggested that these characteristics have a dark side that should be avoided. They spoke with David Plotz, editor of Slate. 1:15 am ET Approx. 30 min. 1953 U.S. Army Film ICECAP-I The 1953 U.S. Army Film, ICECAP - I was shown. The film chronicles the story of a U.S. ... The 1953 U.S. Army Film, ICECAP - I was shown. The film chronicles the story of a U.S. Army Transportation Corps expedition across the Greenland ice cap in the spring and summer of 1952. The mission was a scouting trip for a possible base on the east side of Greenland for the Cold War purpose of having a closer proximity to the Soviet Union.
11:00 pm ET Approx. 1 hr. Q&A with Mary Jo White ; Mary Jo White talked about the role of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) in protecting ... Mary Jo White talked about the role of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) in protecting capital markets and investors. She also talked about her time as a U.S. attorney for the Eastern and Southern districts of New York in which she played a role in the prosecution of mobster John Gotti and helped in the hunt for Osama Bin Laden and Ramzi Yousef after the 1993 World Trade Center bombing. She discussed her reasons for entering public service and commented on President Obama’s assertion that “you don’t mess with Mary Jo.” 1:03 am ET Approx. 25 min. Book Discussion Points on the Dial ; Alexander Russo talked about his book, Points on the Dial: Golden Age Radio beyond the ... Alexander Russo talked about his book, Points on the Dial: Golden Age Radio beyond the Networks, in which he chronicles the histories of production, distribution, and reception practices during radio’s golden era, which extended from the 1920s into the 1950s. This interview, part of Book TV’s College Series, was recorded on the campus of The Catholic University of America in Washington, DC. 1:46 am ET Approx. 8 min. Clinton White House Papers Release ; Wall Street Journal White House Correspondent Colleen McCain Nelson talked about the ... Wall Street Journal White House Correspondent Colleen McCain Nelson talked about the release of the Clinton White House Papers.
12:02 am ET Approx. 33 min. Question Time ; Prime Minister David Cameron responded to questions from members of the government and opposition ... Prime Minister David Cameron responded to questions from members of the government and opposition about a number of issues. He talked about the unrest in Ukraine and relations with Russia and the European Union. He said what Russia had done was “completely unacceptable” and that the United Kingdom would withdraw from preparations from the G8 Summit scheduled for June in Sochi. The prime minister also told members that the government in Ukraine needed to be inclusive and “this is not a tug of war” over Ukraine between EU and Russia. 1:29 am ET Approx. 1 min. Book Fairs and Festivals A list of upcoming book fairs and festivals was shown. A list of upcoming book fairs and festivals was shown. 1:54 am ET Approx. 5 min. Robert Gould Shaw Memorial The Robert Gould Shaw Memorial at the National Gallery of Art was profiled. The memorial ... The Robert Gould Shaw Memorial at the National Gallery of Art was profiled. The memorial honors Robert Gould Shaw and the 54th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, one of the Civil War’s first black units. The museum exhibit, “Tell It with Pride,” looks at the soldiers of the 54th and the people who recruited the regiment, and includes photographs, documents, and artifacts from the time.
12:38 am ET Approx. 25 min. Conservative Political Action Conference 2014 Ukraine Panel Former Undersecretary of State Paula Dobriansky talked about the events leading up to the current ... Former Undersecretary of State Paula Dobriansky talked about the events leading up to the current crisis with Russia intervention in Ukraine and the occupation of Crimea. She moderated a discussion about U.S. influence on the events, Russian President Putin’s strategy in the region, and the future of Ukraine and its Crimea region. 


“Is Ukraine’s Future East or West? Portents for 21st Century Conflict” was a panel of the annual Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), hosted by the American Conservative Union Foundation at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center in National Harbor, Maryland.
1:31 am ET Approx. 23 min. Book Discussion on Christianity and Politics ; C.C. Pecknold talked about his book Christianity and Politics, in which he explores the ... C.C. Pecknold talked about his book Christianity and Politics, in which he explores the political history of Christianity and argues that it has reshaped Western political imagination. This interview, conducted on the campus of The Catholic University of America, is part of Book TV’s College Series. This interview, conducted on the campus of The Catholic University of America, was part of Book TV’s College Series. 2:00 am ET Approx. 1 hr. 25 min. Legacy of New York Times v. Sullivan Panelists talked about the importance and legacy of the New York Times v. Sullivan Supreme ... Panelists talked about the importance and legacy of the New York Times v. Sullivan Supreme Court case, as well as the history of the Supreme Court reporting. 

In the 1964 Supreme Court Case New York Times v. Sullivan, an Alabama safety commissioner sued the newspaper over an ad that described the Alabama Police’s violence against civil rights protestors. The Supreme Court ruled unanimously in favor of the New York Times, and thus strengthened the press against accusations of libel and defamation.

This panel was part of an event held at the University of Georgia to celebrate the 50th anniversary of New York Times v. Sullivan, the Supreme Court case that strengthened the protection of the press against accusations of libel or defamation.
1:03 am ET Approx. 44 min. Update on Ukraine ; ; William Pomerantz gave an update on the latest development in Ukraine. Topics included ... William Pomerantz gave an update on the latest development in Ukraine. Topics included Crimean-region lawmakers' referendum vote, why the U.S. is concerned with Ukraine, and U.S. sanctions against Russia.

C-SPAN Radio’s Nancy Calo previewed the Sunday morning talk shows at the conclusion of the program.
1:55 am ET Approx. 1 hr. 12 min. Book Discussion on The Problem of Slavery in the Age of Emancipation Pulitzer Prize-winning historian David Brion Davis completes his three-volume history of slavery ... Pulitzer Prize-winning historian David Brion Davis completes his three-volume history of slavery in the West. In the final volume, published thirty-eight years after the second installment, the author focuses on emancipation; from the importance of the Haitian Revolution to the American Civil War and its aftermath. David Brion Davis speaks at the Museum of Tolerance in New York City. 3:28 am ET Approx. 30 min. 1953 U.S. Army Film ICECAP-I The 1953 U.S. Army Film, ICECAP - I was shown. The film chronicles the story of a U.S. ... The 1953 U.S. Army Film, ICECAP - I was shown. The film chronicles the story of a U.S. Army Transportation Corps expedition across the Greenland ice cap in the spring and summer of 1952. The mission was a scouting trip for a possible base on the east side of Greenland for the Cold War purpose of having a closer proximity to the Soviet Union.
1:49 am ET Approx. 2 hr. 8 min. Syria, Ukraine, and the Middle East Officials from the State and Defense Departments and foreign policy scholars testified before the ... Officials from the State and Defense Departments and foreign policy scholars testified before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on the growing threat of terrorism in Syria and sectarianism in the Middle East. They also addressed Russia’s intervention in Ukraine. 3:08 am ET Approx. 58 min. After Words with Amy Chua and Jed Rubenfeld ; ; Amy Chua and Jed Rubenfeld talked about their book, The Triple Package: How Three Unlikely ... Amy Chua and Jed Rubenfeld talked about their book, The Triple Package: How Three Unlikely Traits Explain the Rise and Fall of Cultural Groups in America, in which they argue that the most successful ethnic groups in America have all had at least one of three characteristics that constitute the “triple package” of superiority, insecurity, and impulse control. They also suggested that these characteristics have a dark side that should be avoided. They spoke with David Plotz, editor of Slate. 3:59 am ET Approx. 1 hr. 30 min. Judge Learned Hand ; Constance Jordan talked about her grandfather, Judge Learned Hand, a long serving judge for the ... Constance Jordan talked about her grandfather, Judge Learned Hand, a long serving judge for the Court of Appeals Second Circuit. He is believed by some to be the “most influential judge in the United States who has never sat on the Supreme Court.” In her book, Reason and Imagination, Ms. Jordan samples some of the correspondence between her grandfather and other intellectual and legal minds of the early 20th century, including Theodore Roosevelt and Felix Frankfurter. 

This event was hosted by the Library Company of the Baltimore Bar.
4:01 am ET Approx. 59 min. Hall v. Florida Oral Argument The Supreme Court heard oral arguments in Hall v. Florida, a case testing the limits of the ... The Supreme Court heard oral arguments in Hall v. Florida, a case testing the limits of the Court’s ban on executing the intellectually disabled. The issue rested on how states defined intellectual disability when using IQ tests. Florida uses an IQ cutoff of 70 for determining intellectual disability. 

In 2002 the Supreme Court ruled that executing those who are “mentally retarded” is “cruel and unusual punishment” under the 8th Amendment. The Court decided to leave it to states to determine the criteria for meeting this standard.
4:07 am ET Approx. 59 min. Book Discussion on The Second Arab Awakening Marwan Muasher, former Jordanian Foreign Minister and ambassador to the United States, talked ... Marwan Muasher, former Jordanian Foreign Minister and ambassador to the United States, talked about his book, The Second Arab Awakening: And the Battle for Pluralism, in which he takes a critical look at The Arab Spring and argues that for Arab countries to prosper, they must embrace pluralism. Mr. Muasher spoke at the Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs in New York City. 5:30 am ET Approx. 1 hr. 1 min. Abusing Lincoln's Legacy Panelists talked about the use, and abuse, of Lincoln’s legacy in today’s ... Panelists talked about the use, and abuse, of Lincoln’s legacy in today’s Washington. This event was co-sponsored by Ford’s Theatre and was part of the “Understanding Lincoln” online course offered by the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History and the House Divided Project at Dickinson College.
5:02 am ET Approx. 52 min. Obama Administration Agenda ; White House Adviser Dan Pfeiffer was interviewed by Politico’s chief White House ... White House Adviser Dan Pfeiffer was interviewed by Politico’s chief White House correspondent Mike Allen about Obama administration policy, politics, and the news of the day. Mr. Pfeiffer explained the administration’s new sanctions over Russia’s intervention in Ukraine. He also talked the White House’s communication habits, including the increasing reliance on Twitter, and what President Obama likes to read. 5:07 am ET Approx. 56 min. Book TV on Russia A collection of segments from Book TV programs featured author talks about modern Russia and ... A collection of segments from Book TV programs featured author talks about modern Russia and U.S.-Russian relations.

The following are the programs that appear in this block. 

Irina Borogan and Andrei Soldatov, The New Nobility: The Restoration of Russia’s Security State and the Enduring Legacy of the KGB

Allen Lynch, Vladimir Putin and Russian Statecraft

Ilan Berman, Implosion: The End of Russia and What It Means for America

Angela Stent, The Limits of Partnership: U.S.-Russian Relations in the Twenty-First Century
6:32 am ET Approx. 1 hr. 28 min. Historians and History Museums Historians talk about the work of history museums and whether or not graduate programs are ... Historians talk about the work of history museums and whether or not graduate programs are preparing students for careers in both academic and public history. Panelists included historians who are employed in a variety of positions at history museums. They spoke about the work they do and the ways in which their doctoral training did and did not prepare them for their museum careers.

This session was part of the 2014 annual meeting of the American Historical Association, and was hosted by the Smithsonian National Museum of American History.
5:56 am ET Approx. 1 hr. Q&A with Mary Jo White ; Mary Jo White talked about the role of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) in protecting ... Mary Jo White talked about the role of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) in protecting capital markets and investors. She also talked about her time as a U.S. attorney for the Eastern and Southern districts of New York in which she played a role in the prosecution of mobster John Gotti and helped in the hunt for Osama Bin Laden and Ramzi Yousef after the 1993 World Trade Center bombing. She discussed her reasons for entering public service and commented on President Obama’s assertion that “you don’t mess with Mary Jo.” 6:03 am ET Approx. 55 min. Book Discussion on Wonderous Beauty Historian Carol Berkin talked about her book, Wondrous Beauty: The Life and Adventures of ... Historian Carol Berkin talked about her book, Wondrous Beauty: The Life and Adventures of Elizabeth Patterson Bonaparte, in which she recounts the life of Elizabeth “Betsy” Patterson Bonaparte, one-time wife of Napoleon Bonaparte’s brother, Jerome, and a native of Baltimore, Maryland. In her book, the author reports on the diplomatic fissures that surfaced between the United States and France following Napleon’s orders to his brother to dissolve the marriage, and Betsy’s successful campaign to seek a pension from the French general upon her return to Baltimore. Carol Berkin spoke at Politics and Prose Bookstore in Washington, D.C.