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7:00 am ET Approx. 49 min. LIVE Open Phones Telephone lines are open for viewer comments on the status of negotiations to avert impending ... Telephone lines are open for viewer comments on the status of negotiations to avert impending “fiscal cliff” tax increases and budget cuts in January 2013 if Congress failed to reach a budget agreement.
National Journal correspondent Nancy Cook also spoke by phone about the status of negotiations.
6:07 am ET Approx. 1 hr. 17 min. Book Discussion on Saturday People, Sunday People ; Lela Gilbert talked about her book, Saturday Perople, Sunday People: Israel Through the Eyes of ... Lela Gilbert talked about her book, Saturday Perople, Sunday People: Israel Through the Eyes of a Christian Sojurner, in which she chronicles her experiences in Israel, where she lived, on and off, since 2006. She also talked about the hundreds of thousands of Jews who were driven out of Muslim countries between 1948 and 1970 and the parallel experiences of Christians today. This event was hosted by the Hudson Institute in Washington, DC. 6:58 am ET Approx. 2 min. John Paul Jones Memorial Historian Richard Norton Smith described the 10-foot tall statue of Revolutionary War naval hero ... Historian Richard Norton Smith described the 10-foot tall statue of Revolutionary War naval hero John Paul Jones. Sculpted by Charles H. Niehaus, and dedicated in 1912, the memorial was the first to be erected in Washington, DC’s Potomac Park.
7:52 am ET Approx. 53 min. LIVE Fiscal Cliff Negotiations ; ; Stan Collender and Joshua Gordon talked about developments in negotiations between the White House ... Stan Collender and Joshua Gordon talked about developments in negotiations between the White House and Congress over the impending “fiscal cliff” tax increases and budget cuts in January 2013 if Congress failed to reach a budget agreement. Topics included the odds of a deal and what could happen if no deal by the debt limit deadline, congressional dynamics, the possible Senate filibuster, Wall Street and market reaction, and effects on economic sectors. 7:25 am ET Approx. 20 min. Book Discussion on Little America: The War Within the War for Afghanistan ; Rajiv Chandrasekaran talked about his book, Little America: The War Within the War for ... Rajiv Chandrasekaran talked about his book, Little America: The War Within the War for Afghanistan. He responded to telephone calls and electronic communications.
He was interviewed while at the 12th annual National Book Festival, held on the National Mall.
The program concluded with scenes of the festival and scheduling information.
7:00 am ET Approx. 57 min. Q&A with Karl Marlantes ; Karl Marlantes talked about his autobiographical narrative, What It Is Like To Go To War. ... Karl Marlantes talked about his autobiographical narrative, What It Is Like To Go To War. In the book he related many of his own combat experiences, including one intense battle in Vietnam that ultimately won him the Navy Cross, the highest citation awarded by the Department of the Navy. In this interview spoke of the profound impact of being a front line soldier on his life and shared his own anguish in dealing with post traumatic stress disorder. He feels the military did a poor job of reintegrating Vietnam veterans to life back in the U.S.
Karl Marlantes graduated from Yale University and was a 1967 Rhodes Scholar at Oxford University. From his one year of combat experience in Vietnam in 1967 and 1968, he was awarded the Navy Cross, the Bronze Star, two Navy Commendation medals for valor, and two Purple Hearts. He also wrote Matterhorn: A Novel of the Vietnam War, published in 2010.
8:48 am ET Approx. 27 min. LIVE President Obama's Second-Term Cabinet ; David Jackson talked about President Obama’s Cabinet choices for his second term, and he ... David Jackson talked about President Obama’s Cabinet choices for his second term, and he responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. Topics included possible Cabinet changes in his the departments of Defense, State, Treasury, and the Environmental Protection Agency; past nominations and confirmations; and Senate dynamics. 7:47 am ET Approx. 1 hr. 6 min. Book Discussion on Victory at Yorktown ; Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich talks about his book, Victory at Yorktown, the ... Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich talks about his book, Victory at Yorktown, the second book in his historical fiction series on George Washington. Mr. Gingrich spoke at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, California. 8:00 am ET Approx. 29 min. Chatham Manor Donald Pfanz spoke about Chatham Manor, the only known house in the U.S. visited by both George ... Donald Pfanz spoke about Chatham Manor, the only known house in the U.S. visited by both George Washington and Abraham Lincoln. Built in 1771 by William Fitzhugh, it was a Union headquarters during the Civil War and later a hospital where Clara Barton and Walt Whitman tended to the wounded and dying. Chatham was given to the National Park Service in 1975 and is part of the Fredericksburg and Spostylvania National Military Park.
9:19 am ET Approx. 40 min. LIVE Future of Iraq ; Michael Gordon talked about his book, The Endgame: The Inside Story of the Struggle for Iraq, ... Michael Gordon talked about his book, The Endgame: The Inside Story of the Struggle for Iraq, from George W. Bush to Barack Obama, Iraq’s future in the current Middle East political climate, and he responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. Topics included lessons learned from the 8-year conflict in Iraq, the state of leadership and democracy in Iraq, sectarian conflicts and violence, oil, investment in the country, al-Qaida’s presence, and the effect of Syria’s civil war on the region. 8:55 am ET Approx. 3 min. Book Discussion on Little America Rajiv Chandrasekaran talked about his book, Little America: The War Within the War for ... Rajiv Chandrasekaran talked about his book, Little America: The War Within the War for Afghanistan.
This interview was held at the 35th Annual National Press Club Book Fair and Authors' Night, a fundraiser for the Eric Friedheim National Journalism Library held Tuesday, November 13, 2012, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.
8:30 am ET Approx. 59 min. A Conversation with Barbara and Laura Bush ; ; Former first ladies Barbara Bush and Laura Bush recalled their time and experiences in the White ... Former first ladies Barbara Bush and Laura Bush recalled their time and experiences in the White House. Among the topics they addressed were Christmas time at Camp David and the difficult days and months after the September 11th terrorist attacks. This event was part of a conference which examined the legacies of America’s first ladies and took place at the Lyndon B. Johnson Presidential Library. They also responded to questions from the audience.
10:00 am ET Approx. 30 min. Newsmakers with Representative-Elect Luke Messer Representative-elect Luke Messer (R-IN) talked about the 113th Congress and his priorities as the ... Representative-elect Luke Messer (R-IN) talked about the 113th Congress and his priorities as the incoming Republican freshman class president. Mr. Messer spoke by video from Indianapolis. Topics included his involvement in the “fiscal cliff” discussions in the Republican Conference, his expectations for the 113th Congress, and the freshman class’s relationship with Speaker Boehner. After the interview the reporters in the C-SPAN studio discussed his responses.

“Fiscal cliff” referred to the impending tax increases and sequestration budget cuts at the end of 2012 if Congress failed to reach a new budget agreement.
9:00 am ET Approx. 44 min. Book Discussion on Exit Interview ; David Westin, the former president of ABC News, discussed his book Exit Interview, in which ... David Westin, the former president of ABC News, discussed his book Exit Interview, in which he examined how America’s news was researched and reported. The book related behind-the-scenes experiences while covering events such as President Clinton’s impeachment, the 2000 election recount, the 9/11 attacks, wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, and the economic crisis of 2008. He responded to questions from the audience. 9:31 am ET Approx. 1 hr. 22 min. Theodore Roosevelt and Jane Addams Panelists talked about the relationship between suffragist Jane Addams and Theodore ... Panelists talked about the relationship between suffragist Jane Addams and Theodore Roosevelt. They focused on areas of cooperation in Progressive Era efforts to allieviate poverty and reform child labor laws. There was also a detailed account of the 1912 assassination attempt on Theodore Roosevelt in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
10:32 am ET Approx. 30 min. Congressional Career of Senator Kent Conrad ; Senator Kent Conrad (D-ND) reflected on his career in Congress. Among the topics he addressed ... Senator Kent Conrad (D-ND) reflected on his career in Congress. Among the topics he addressed were the rise of partisan interests in the Senate, the role of lobbying in the political process, federal revenue and spending programs, and his plans for the future. 9:45 am ET Approx. 1 hr. 5 min. Book Discussion on Of Africa Nigerian Nobel Prize-winning author Wole Soyinka talked about his book Of Africa, in which ... Nigerian Nobel Prize-winning author Wole Soyinka talked about his book Of Africa, in which he explores the history of Africa and the challenges facing the continent today. Mr. Soyinka spoke at the Free Library of Philadelphia. 10:53 am ET Approx. 2 min. Theodore Roosevelt Island National Memorial Washington’s Theodore Roosevelt Island is home to many plants and animals, as well as a ... Washington’s Theodore Roosevelt Island is home to many plants and animals, as well as a statue of the president for whom the island is named. Historian Richard Norton Smith talked about the history of the island, and of the statue by sculptor Paul Manship.
Date 2010.
11:04 am ET Approx. 36 min. Senator Olympia Snowe Farewell Remarks Senator Olympia Snowe (R-ME) gave her farewell address to the Senate. Senator Olympia Snowe (R-ME) gave her farewell address to the Senate. 10:51 am ET Approx. 6 min. Book Discussion on The Endgame Author Michael Gordon talked about his book The Endgame: The Inside Story of the Struggle for ... Author Michael Gordon talked about his book The Endgame: The Inside Story of the Struggle for Iraq, from George W. Bush to Barack Obama.
This interview was held at the 35th Annual National Press Club Book Fair and Authors' Night, a fundraiser for the Eric Friedheim National Journalism Library held Tuesday, November 13, 2012, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.
10:57 am ET Approx. 2 min. American Antiquarian Society In this tour of the American Antiquarian Society in Worcester, Massachusetts, we look at materials ... In this tour of the American Antiquarian Society in Worcester, Massachusetts, we look at materials dating from the first European settlement of America - including the first Bible printed in the colonies. The bible dates to 1662 and is written in the Algonquin language of New England Native Americans. The Antiquarian Society was founded in 1812 by Revolutionary War patriot and printer Isaiah Thomas.
11:42 am ET Approx. 6 min. Senator Collins Tribute to Senator Snowe Susan Collins (R-ME) paid tribute to retiring Senator Olympia Snowe (R-ME). Susan Collins (R-ME) paid tribute to retiring Senator Olympia Snowe (R-ME). 11:00 am ET Approx. 55 min. Book Discussion on The Joy of Hate Fox News host Greg Gutfeld talks about his book, The Joy of Hate: How to Triumph Over Whiners ... Fox News host Greg Gutfeld talks about his book, The Joy of Hate: How to Triumph Over Whiners in the Age of Phony Outrage, in which he argues that liberals utilize manufactured outrage and “artificial tolerance” to deflect criticism of their political and social ideologies. The author contended that what he deems, “smart intolerance” should be used to counter liberal arguments. Mr. Gutfeld spoke at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, California and responded to questions from the audience. 11:00 am ET Approx. 1 hr. 59 min. Battle of Stones River Panelists talked about the Battle of Stones River. Lincoln Memorial University history ... Panelists talked about the Battle of Stones River. Lincoln Memorial University history professor Earl Hess talked about Confederate commanding General Braxton Bragg’s role in the battle. Author and historian Richard McMurry discussed Jefferson Davis and the confederate strategy carried out in the Stones River campaign. Stones River National Battlefield Park ranger Jim Lewis and Tennessee Civil War National Heritage Area historian Antoinette van Zelm talked about the civilian perspectives on the battle and its outcome.
The symposium, marking the 150th Anniversary of the Battle of Stones River, which was fought from December 31, 1862 to January 2, 1863 near Murfreesboro, Tennessee, was co-sponsored by the National Park Service and the Tennessee Civil War National Heritage Area.
11:49 am ET Approx. 44 min. Fiscal Cliff Negotiations ; ; Stan Collender and Joshua Gordon talked about developments in negotiations between the White House ... Stan Collender and Joshua Gordon talked about developments in negotiations between the White House and Congress over the impending “fiscal cliff” tax increases and budget cuts in January 2013 if Congress failed to reach a budget agreement. Topics included the odds of a deal and what could happen if no deal by the debt limit deadline, congressional dynamics, the possible Senate filibuster, Wall Street and market reaction, and effects on economic sectors. 12:00 pm ET Approx. 57 min. After Words with Craig Whitney ; Author Craig Whitney talked about his book, Living with Guns: A Liberal’s Case for the ... Author Craig Whitney talked about his book, Living with Guns: A Liberal’s Case for the Second Amendment, in which he examines the history of firearms in America, pathways to cooperation between gun control advocates and opponents, and the presence of guns throughout American culture. He discussed his thoughts and theories with Paul Helmke, the former president of the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence. 1:00 pm ET Approx. 1 hr. 46 min. Ronald Reagan ; ; Eureka College visiting scholar Craig Shirley talked about former President Ronald Reagan’s ... Eureka College visiting scholar Craig Shirley talked about former President Ronald Reagan’s presidential campaigns and how they impacted American politics.
12:35 pm ET Approx. 1 min. President Obama on Fiscal Cliff Negotiations President Obama appeared on NBC’s “Meet the Press” on Sunday December 30, 2012. ... President Obama appeared on NBC’s “Meet the Press” on Sunday December 30, 2012. He addressed the negotiations between the White House and Congress over the “fiscal cliff” of impending tax increases and budget cuts in January 2013 if Congress failed to reach a budget agreement.
This is a portion of the interview.
1:00 pm ET Approx. 2 hr. 6 min. LIVE Senate Session, Part 1 The Senate convened for a rare Sunday legislative session.
The nominations of William Joseph ...
The Senate convened for a rare Sunday legislative session.
The nominations of William Joseph Baer, of Maryland, to be an assistant attorney general, and of Carol J. Galante, of California, to be an assistant secretary of Housing and Urban Development, were confirmed.
2:48 pm ET Approx. 10 min. Battle of Fredericksburg Reenactment ; Following footage of a re-enactment of a river crossing under fire, and urban combat in the city ... Following footage of a re-enactment of a river crossing under fire, and urban combat in the city streets, Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania Battlefield Park Historian Frank O’Reilly talks about the battle of Fredericksburg. To mark the 150th anniversary of the December, 1862 Civil War battle of Fredericksburg, Virginia, the city organized a variety of demonstrations.
12:37 pm ET Approx. 31 min. Congressional Career of Representative Dan Burton ; Retiring Representative Dan Burton (R-IN) reflected on his career in Congress. Among the ... Retiring Representative Dan Burton (R-IN) reflected on his career in Congress. Among the topics he addressed were ways in which partisanship had become a barrier to legislative action, his role in government oversight during the Clinton administration, his efforts on behalf of autism research and cures, and his personal reflections on life in office. 3:08 pm ET Approx. 1 hr. 2 min. Book Discussion on Zumwalt ; Author Larry Berman talked about his book, Zumwalt: The Life and Times of Admiral Elmo Russell ... Author Larry Berman talked about his book, Zumwalt: The Life and Times of Admiral Elmo Russell “Bud” Zumwalt, Jr., in which he reports on the military career of the commander of naval forces in Vietnam and the Chief of Naval Operations from 1970-1974. Mr. Berman also talked about Admiral Zumwalt’s work on behalf of veterans in his retirement. Larry Berman spoke at the U.S. Navy Memorial in Washington, D.C. 3:00 pm ET Approx. 1 hr. 48 min. Robert Bork Oral History Interview ; Former Judge Robert Bork talked about how he got the job as President Nixon’s solicitor ... Former Judge Robert Bork talked about how he got the job as President Nixon’s solicitor general, how Nixon lectured him at Camp David about the role of a judge, the issue of executive privilege, the Saturday Night Massacre, and his reaction to the discovery of the so-called "Smoking Gun'' tape.
This is a portion of the interview conducted by Timothy Naftali on December 1, 2008, for the Richard Nixon Presidential Library at Robert Bork’s home in McLean, Virginia.
1:10 pm ET Approx. 47 min. Representative Ron Paul Farewell Speech Representative Ron Paul (R-TX) delivered his farewell address on the House floor. In his ... Representative Ron Paul (R-TX) delivered his farewell address on the House floor. In his remarks he criticized the U.S. government, politicians and special interests, calling for a return to policies that favored personal liberty, and said that the Constitution had failed to limit the scope of an authoritarian bureaucracy. 4:11 pm ET Approx. 3 min. Book Discussion on Who Stole the American Dream Author Hedrick Smith talked about his book, Who Stole the American Dream.
This ...
Author Hedrick Smith talked about his book, Who Stole the American Dream.
This interview was held at the 35th Annual National Press Club Book Fair and Authors' Night, a fundraiser for the Eric Friedheim National Journalism Library held Tuesday, November 13, 2012, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.
4:49 pm ET Approx. 10 min. America's First Shaker Settlement Starlyn D’Angelo, director of the Albany Shaker Heritage Society and historic site, talked ... Starlyn D’Angelo, director of the Albany Shaker Heritage Society and historic site, talked about the history of Shakers in Albany. The site was home to the very first Shaker settlement in the U.S. The Shakers and their leader Ann Lee came to America in the late 18th century from England. Known for their charismatic worship styles, this Christian sect also promoted communal living and the equality of the sexes, which they institutionalized in their teachings as early as 1780.
C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles (LCVs) made a stop in their “2012 LCV Cities Tour” in Albany, New York to feature the history and literary life of the community.*Working with the Time Warner Cable local 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.
1:59 pm ET Approx. 16 min. LIVE House Session, Part 1 The U.S. House of Representatives convened for a rare Sunday legislative session. The U.S. House of Representatives convened for a rare Sunday legislative session. 4:16 pm ET Approx. 52 min. Panel on Cultural Changes Author Lori Andrews talked about her book, I know Who You Are and I Saw What You Did: Social ... Author Lori Andrews talked about her book, I know Who You Are and I Saw What You Did: Social Networks and the Death of Privacy, in which she examined the dangers of online information sharing. Author Hanna Rosin talked about her book, The End of Men: And the Rise of Women, in which she looked at the power dynamics between men and women at every level of society. Author Joan Walsh talked about her book, What’s the Matter with White People: Why We Long for a Golden Age That Never Was, in which she argued that America’s fundamental divide was not about parties, ideology, or race, but social interactions over time. This event took place at the 2012 Miami Book Fair International held November 11-18, 2012 on the campus of Miami Dade College in Miami, Florida. 5:00 pm ET Approx. 26 min. Herbert Hoover and the Jewish Vote ; History Professor Sonja Schoepf Wentling talked about the relationship between President Herbert ... History Professor Sonja Schoepf Wentling talked about the relationship between President Herbert Hoover and prominent Jewish political leaders in the 1920s. She argued Hoover’s work after World War I to coordinate humanitarian aid to Polish Jews helped him earn credibility with Jewish leaders, who in turn supported his presidential bid. This event took place at Fordham University Law School.
2:16 pm ET Approx. 42 min. LIVE Open Phones on Fiscal Cliff, Part 1 ; Telephone lines were open for viewer comments on the negotiations between Congress and the White ... Telephone lines were open for viewer comments on the negotiations between Congress and the White House on avoiding the “fiscal cliff” of impending tax increases and budget cuts in January 2013 if Congress failed to reach a budget agreement. Lisa Mascaro, the congressional reporter for Tribune Newspapers, also spoke via Skype about the “fiscal cliff” negotiations. Video clips from earlier in the day were shown of President Obama’s appearance on NBC’s “Meet the Press” that morning, Representative Darrell Issa (R-CA) and Senator John Barrasso (R-WY) on CNN’s “State of the Union,” and of Senate leaders Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and Harry Reid (D-NV) in the U.S. Senate. 5:09 pm ET Approx. 5 min. Book Discussion on Government Bullies ; Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) discussed his book, Government Bullies: How Everyday Americans Are ... Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) discussed his book, Government Bullies: How Everyday Americans Are Being Harassed, Abused, and Imprisoned by the Feds, in which he makes a case for more limited government. 
This interview was held at the 35th Annual National Press Club Book Fair and Authors' Night, a fundraiser for the Eric Friedheim National Journalism Library held Tuesday, November 13, 2012, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.
5:29 pm ET Approx. 1 hr. 30 min. Comity and Contention in Congress Former Republican and Democratic members of Congress talked about how personal relationships on ... Former Republican and Democratic members of Congress talked about how personal relationships on Capitol Hill have changed in the past fifty years, and how important those relationships are to achieve compromise and pass legislation. They responded to questions from the audience at the event hosted by the U.S. Capitol Historical Society.
2:59 pm ET Approx. 53 min. Fiscal Cliff Negotiations ; ; Stan Collender and Joshua Gordon talked about developments in negotiations between the White House ... Stan Collender and Joshua Gordon talked about developments in negotiations between the White House and Congress over the impending “fiscal cliff” tax increases and budget cuts in January 2013 if Congress failed to reach a budget agreement. Topics included the odds of a deal and what could happen if no deal by the debt limit deadline, congressional dynamics, the possible Senate filibuster, Wall Street and market reaction, and effects on economic sectors. 5:16 pm ET Approx. 32 min. Book Discussion on Black Fire Author Robert Graysmith talks about his book, Black Fire: The True Story of the Original Tom ... Author Robert Graysmith talks about his book, Black Fire: The True Story of the Original Tom Sawyer and of the Mysterious Fires That Baptized Gold Rush-era San Francisco, in which he recalls author Mark Twain’s friendship with Thomas Sawyer, a customs inspector and volunteer fireman in San Francisco, whose name Twain would immortalize in his novel, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. Mr. Graysmith reported that in 1863, a twenty-eight year old Mark Twain, a reporter for San Francisco’s Daily Morning Call, befriended Mr. Sawyer over cards and drinks. It was during these casual meetings that Sawyer relayed to Twain stories of his youth and his involvement in stopping a serial arsonist that had set San Francisco afire six times in eighteen months. Robert Graysmith spoke at City Lights Bookstore in San Francisco. 7:00 pm ET Approx. 29 min. Chatham Manor Donald Pfanz spoke about Chatham Manor, the only known house in the U.S. visited by both George ... Donald Pfanz spoke about Chatham Manor, the only known house in the U.S. visited by both George Washington and Abraham Lincoln. Built in 1771 by William Fitzhugh, it was a Union headquarters during the Civil War and later a hospital where Clara Barton and Walt Whitman tended to the wounded and dying. Chatham was given to the National Park Service in 1975 and is part of the Fredericksburg and Spostylvania National Military Park.
3:52 pm ET Approx. 9 min. LIVE Open Phones on Fiscal Cliff, Part 2 Telephone lines were open for viewer comments on the negotiations between Congress and the White ... Telephone lines were open for viewer comments on the negotiations between Congress and the White House on avoiding the “fiscal cliff” of impending tax increases and budget cuts in January 2013 if Congress failed to reach a budget agreement.*Also shown was a video of Lisa Mascaro, the congressional reporter for Tribune Newspapers, speaking via Skype earlier in the day about the “fiscal cliff” negotiations.  5:49 pm ET Approx. 1 hr. 38 min. LIVE Senate Session, Part 2 The Senate convened for a legislative session. The Senate convened for a legislative session. 7:30 pm ET Approx. 59 min. A Conversation with Barbara and Laura Bush ; ; Former first ladies Barbara Bush and Laura Bush recalled their time and experiences in the White ... Former first ladies Barbara Bush and Laura Bush recalled their time and experiences in the White House. Among the topics they addressed were Christmas time at Camp David and the difficult days and months after the September 11th terrorist attacks. This event was part of a conference which examined the legacies of America’s first ladies and took place at the Lyndon B. Johnson Presidential Library. They also responded to questions from the audience.
4:01 pm ET Approx. 4 min. LIVE Senator Thune on Fiscal Cliff Senator John Thune (R-SD) spoke about the “fiscal cliff” negotiations between Congress ... Senator John Thune (R-SD) spoke about the “fiscal cliff” negotiations between Congress and the White House. "Fiscal cliff" referred to the impending tax increases and budget cuts in January 2013 if Congress failed to reach a budget agreement. 7:30 pm ET Approx. 1 hr. 28 min. Book Discussion on An American Diplomat in Franco Spain Professor Michael Aaron Rockland talked about his book, An American Diplomat in Franco ... Professor Michael Aaron Rockland talked about his book, An American Diplomat in Franco Spain, in which he chronicles his experiences as a cultural attache at the U.S. Embassy in Madrid during the 1960s. This talk was hosted by the Instituto Cervantes in New York City. 8:30 pm ET Approx. 1 hr. 22 min. Theodore Roosevelt and Jane Addams Panelists talked about the relationship between suffragist Jane Addams and Theodore ... Panelists talked about the relationship between suffragist Jane Addams and Theodore Roosevelt. They focused on areas of cooperation in Progressive Era efforts to allieviate poverty and reform child labor laws. There was also a detailed account of the 1912 assassination attempt on Theodore Roosevelt in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
4:05 pm ET Approx. 16 min. LIVE Open Phones on Fiscal Cliff, Part 3 Telephone lines were open for viewer comments on the negotiations between Congress and the White ... Telephone lines were open for viewer comments on the negotiations between Congress and the White House on avoiding the “fiscal cliff” of impending tax increases and budget cuts in January 2013 if Congress failed to reach a budget agreement. 9:00 pm ET Approx. 1 hr. 1 min. After Words with Oliver Stone and Peter Kuznick ; ; Oliver Stone and Peter Kuznick talked about their book, The Untold History of the United ... Oliver Stone and Peter Kuznick talked about their book, The Untold History of the United States, in which they argue that U.S. leaders must first honestly face what they called the country’s troubling history of drifting farther away from its democratic traditions, before charting courses for America’s future.. They talked with Michael Kazin, Georgetown University history professor and co-editor of Dissent magazine. 9:53 pm ET Approx. 2 min. Theodore Roosevelt Island National Memorial Washington’s Theodore Roosevelt Island is home to many plants and animals, as well as a ... Washington’s Theodore Roosevelt Island is home to many plants and animals, as well as a statue of the president for whom the island is named. Historian Richard Norton Smith talked about the history of the island, and of the statue by sculptor Paul Manship.
Date 2010.
4:22 pm ET Approx. 8 min. House Speeches on Fiscal Cliff Negotiations Members of the U.S. House of Representatives spoke about negotiations to avoid the “fiscal ... Members of the U.S. House of Representatives spoke about negotiations to avoid the “fiscal cliff,” impending tax increases and sequestration budget cuts at the end of 2012 if Congress failed to reach a new budget agreement. 10:02 pm ET Approx. 58 min. Book Discussion on Dogfight: The 2012 Presidential Campaign in Verse Calvin Trillin. staff writer for The New Yorker and The Nation's ... Calvin Trillin. staff writer for The New Yorker and The Nation's “deadline poet,” talked about his book, Dogfight: The 2012 Presidential Campaign in Verse, in which he presents his thoughts on the 2012 presidential campaign. Mr. Trillin read several passages and answered questions from the audience at Town Hall Seattle. 9:57 pm ET Approx. 1 min. Emancipation Memorial Pre-dating the Lincoln Memorial by almost 50 years, the Emancipation Memorial in Washington, ... Pre-dating the Lincoln Memorial by almost 50 years, the Emancipation Memorial in Washington, DC’s Lincoln Park depicts the 16th president freeing a slave. Designed and sculpted by Thomas Ball, it was funded by money donated by freed African Americans. Frederick Douglass spoke at the monument’s dedication in 1876, and expressed some criticism about its design and symbolism. It is still controversial today.
Historian and author Richard Norton Smith narrates.
4:31 pm ET Approx. 2 hr. 46 min. LIVE House Session, Part 2 The U.S. House of Representatives convened for a legislative session. The U.S. House of Representatives convened for a legislative session. 11:00 pm ET Approx. 14 min. Book Discussion on O.O.P.S. ; Stephen Frantzich discussed his book, O.O.P.S.: Observing Our Politicians Stumble: The Worst ... Stephen Frantzich discussed his book, O.O.P.S.: Observing Our Politicians Stumble: The Worst Candidate Gaffes and Recoveries in Presidential Campaigns, in which he looks at gaffes made by political candidates and assesses the impact of these mistakes on their campaign. This interview, part of Book TV’s College Series, was recorded at the U.S.Naval Academy. 10:00 pm ET Approx. 29 min. Chatham Manor Donald Pfanz spoke about Chatham Manor, the only known house in the U.S. visited by both George ... Donald Pfanz spoke about Chatham Manor, the only known house in the U.S. visited by both George Washington and Abraham Lincoln. Built in 1771 by William Fitzhugh, it was a Union headquarters during the Civil War and later a hospital where Clara Barton and Walt Whitman tended to the wounded and dying. Chatham was given to the National Park Service in 1975 and is part of the Fredericksburg and Spostylvania National Military Park.
7:18 pm ET Approx. 5 min. Chris Frates on Fiscal Cliff Negotiations ; National Journal correspondent Chris Frates spoke via Skype about the “fiscal ... National Journal correspondent Chris Frates spoke via Skype about the “fiscal cliff” negotiations between the White House and Congress. "Fiscal cliff" refers to the impending tax increases and budget cuts in January 2013 if Congress failed to reach a budget agreement. 11:15 pm ET Approx. 46 min. Book Discussion on The Secret Knowledge Playwright David Mamet, author of The Secret Knowledge: On the Dismantling of American ... Playwright David Mamet, author of The Secret Knowledge: On the Dismantling of American Culture, delivered the Manhattan Institute’s 2012 Wriston Lecture. He emphasized the importance of maintaining American principles and warned of the rising threats to American exceptionalism. He responded to questions from the audience. 10:30 pm ET Approx. 59 min. A Conversation with Barbara and Laura Bush ; ; Former first ladies Barbara Bush and Laura Bush recalled their time and experiences in the White ... Former first ladies Barbara Bush and Laura Bush recalled their time and experiences in the White House. Among the topics they addressed were Christmas time at Camp David and the difficult days and months after the September 11th terrorist attacks. This event was part of a conference which examined the legacies of America’s first ladies and took place at the Lyndon B. Johnson Presidential Library. They also responded to questions from the audience.
7:23 pm ET Approx. 4 min. Senator Thune on Fiscal Cliff Senator John Thune (R-SD) spoke about the “fiscal cliff” negotiations between Congress ... Senator John Thune (R-SD) spoke about the “fiscal cliff” negotiations between Congress and the White House. "Fiscal cliff" referred to the impending tax increases and budget cuts in January 2013 if Congress failed to reach a budget agreement. 12:00 am ET Approx. 1 hr. After Words with Oliver Stone and Peter Kuznick ; ; Oliver Stone and Peter Kuznick talked about their book, The Untold History of the United ... Oliver Stone and Peter Kuznick talked about their book, The Untold History of the United States, in which they argue that U.S. leaders must first honestly face what they called the country’s troubling history of drifting farther away from its democratic traditions, before charting courses for America’s future.. They talked with Michael Kazin, Georgetown University history professor and co-editor of Dissent magazine. 11:30 pm ET Approx. 1 hr. 22 min. Theodore Roosevelt and Jane Addams Panelists talked about the relationship between suffragist Jane Addams and Theodore ... Panelists talked about the relationship between suffragist Jane Addams and Theodore Roosevelt. They focused on areas of cooperation in Progressive Era efforts to allieviate poverty and reform child labor laws. There was also a detailed account of the 1912 assassination attempt on Theodore Roosevelt in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
7:29 pm ET Approx. 16 min. Senator Boxer on Fiscal Cliff Negotiations Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA) spoke on the Senate floor about the “fiscal cliff” of ... Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA) spoke on the Senate floor about the “fiscal cliff” of impending tax increases and budget cuts in January 2013 if Congress failed to reach a budget agreement. 1:05 am ET Approx. 22 min. Book Discussion on Racial Paranoia ; Professor John L. Jackson, Jr. talked about his book, Racial Paranoia: The Unintended ... Professor John L. Jackson, Jr. talked about his book, Racial Paranoia: The Unintended Consequences of Political Correctness. Among the issues he addressed were the quality, scope, and intensity of the dialog on racial issues and racism in America. This interview, part of Book TV’s College Series, was recorded at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. 12:53 am ET Approx. 2 min. Theodore Roosevelt Island National Memorial Washington’s Theodore Roosevelt Island is home to many plants and animals, as well as a ... Washington’s Theodore Roosevelt Island is home to many plants and animals, as well as a statue of the president for whom the island is named. Historian Richard Norton Smith talked about the history of the island, and of the statue by sculptor Paul Manship.
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7:47 pm ET Approx. 7 min. Senator Manchin on Fiscal Cliff Negotiations Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) spoke on the Senate floor about the “fiscal cliff” of ... Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) spoke on the Senate floor about the “fiscal cliff” of impending tax increases and budget cuts in January 2013 if Congress failed to reach a budget agreement. 1:28 am ET Approx. 19 min. Book Discussion on After Broadcast News ; Michael X. Delli Carpini talked about his book, After Broadcast News, in which he looks at ... Michael X. Delli Carpini talked about his book, After Broadcast News, in which he looks at the new media regime that is replacing the decades-long dominance of traditional journalism, and the television and print sources that support it. This interview, part of Book TV’s College Series, was recorded at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. 12:56 am ET Approx. 3 min. American Antiquarian Society In this tour of the American Antiquarian Society in Worcester, Massachusetts, we look at materials ... In this tour of the American Antiquarian Society in Worcester, Massachusetts, we look at materials dating from the first European settlement of America - including the first Bible printed in the colonies. The bible dates to 1662 and is written in the Algonquin language of New England Native Americans. The Antiquarian Society was founded in 1812 by Revolutionary War patriot and printer Isaiah Thomas.
7:55 pm ET Approx. 5 min. House Democrats on Fiscal Cliff Negotiations ; ; Representatives John B. Larson (D-CT), chairman of the House Democratic Caucus, Xavier Becerra ... Representatives John B. Larson (D-CT), chairman of the House Democratic Caucus, Xavier Becerra (D-CA), the incoming chairman, and Joe Crowley (D-NY), the incoming vice chairman, talked about the negotiations to avoid the “fiscal cliff” of impending tax increases and budget cuts in January 2013 if Congress would fail to reach a budget agreement. 2:00 am ET Approx. 59 min. Authors on Contemporary War Authors spoke about various aspects of warfare and the impact of military action in Iraq and ... Authors spoke about various aspects of warfare and the impact of military action in Iraq and Afghanistan. Jake Tapper talked about his book, The Outpost: An Untold Story of American Valor, an account of one of America’s deadliest battles in Afghanistan. Benjamin Busch talked about his memoir, Dust to Dust, in which he recounts his childhood in rural New York, Marine training in North Carolina, and deployment during the worst of the war in Iraq. Brian Castner talks about his book, The Long Walk: A Story of War and the Life That Follows, in which he portrays the toll war exacts on the men and women who are fighting it. 
This event took place at the 2012 Miami Book Fair International held November 11-18, 2012 on the campus of Miami Dade College in Miami, Florida.
1:00 am ET Approx. 44 min. Book Discussion on 48 Liberal Lies About American History Larry Schweikart talked about his book 48 Liberal Lies About American History (That You ... Larry Schweikart talked about his book 48 Liberal Lies About American History (That You Probably Learned in School), published by Sentinel on September 4, 2008. Mr. Schweikart, a history professor, contends that distortions by liberal historians have permeated American history textbooks with slanted views. Professor Schweikart presented his research on several historical events that he believes have tended to be portrayed inaccurately, including the “Great Society,” the end of the Cold War, the Rosenberg spy case, and the building of the transcontinental railroad. Other topics included the changing meaning of “isolationism” and “imperialism” and whether “the first presidents intended to be isolationists” and if “the constitution was the creation of 'elites.'” He also talked about the historical effect of the tenure system on academia. Professor Schweikart responded to questions from members of the audience.
8:01 pm ET Approx. 59 min. Q&A with Kevin Phillips ; Historian and commentator Kevin Phillips talked about his book, 1775: A Good Year for ... Historian and commentator Kevin Phillips talked about his book, 1775: A Good Year for Revolution, in which he suggests that the year 1775 was a critical launching point of both the Revolutionary War and American independence from Britain. He argued that the year 1776 has incorrectly emerged as a watershed year due to historical hype and confusion. He detailed American colonial successes such as importing vital cannon and gunpowder, enlisting Indian tribes as allies, and launching a trade war with Britain through the Continental Association as examples of 1775's historical significance. Mr. Phillips listed some of his favorite colonial leaders such as Samuel Adams, and ventured his opinions on modern day presidents as well. He also discussed his career in politics and portions of his fourteen other books, including American Theocracy and Bad Money. A video clip of his appearance on “Booknotes” was shown. 3:00 am ET Approx. 1 hr. After Words with Oliver Stone and Peter Kuznick ; ; Oliver Stone and Peter Kuznick talked about their book, The Untold History of the United ... Oliver Stone and Peter Kuznick talked about their book, The Untold History of the United States, in which they argue that U.S. leaders must first honestly face what they called the country’s troubling history of drifting farther away from its democratic traditions, before charting courses for America’s future.. They talked with Michael Kazin, Georgetown University history professor and co-editor of Dissent magazine. 1:45 am ET Approx. 4 min. Boston's Granary Burying Ground Kelly Thomas, program manager for the City of Boston’s Historic Burying Grounds Initiative, ... Kelly Thomas, program manager for the City of Boston’s Historic Burying Grounds Initiative, toured the Granary Burying Ground in downtown Boston. Established in the year 1660, the Granary Burying Ground is the city’s third oldest cemetery, and the burial site of several notable American Revolutionaries, including Paul Revere, John Hancock and Samuel Adams. This is part one of two of the program.
8:20 pm ET Approx. 2 min. LIVE House Session, Part 3 8:20:00 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of ... 8:20:00 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of December 30.
8:20:00 P.M. Mr. Sessions filed a report from the Committee on Rules on H. Res. 843.
8:21:09 P.M. The House received a communication from The Honorable Tim Scott. Mr. Scott notified the house that he had notified the Governor of South Carolina of his resignation from the U.S. House of Representatives effective January 2, 2013.
8:22:00 P.M. Mr. Sessions moved that the House do now adjourn.
8:22:01 P.M. On motion to adjourn Agreed to by voice vote.
8:22:31 P.M. The House adjourned. The next meeting is scheduled for 9:00 a.m. on December 31, 2012.
This session was not aired. There is no video.
4:02 am ET Approx. 42 min. Book Discussion on Unlearning Liberty Greg Lukianoff, author and President of the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education, ... Greg Lukianoff, author and President of the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education, discussed his book, Unlearning Liberty: Campus Censorship and the End of American Debate, about free speech issues on campus and university efforts to regulate and control forms of expression by students and faculty. He responded to questions from the audience. 1:50 am ET Approx. 1 hr. 6 min. Relationship Between President Truman and General MacArthur This week, Professor Eliot Cohen examines the relationship between President Harry S. Truman and ... This week, Professor Eliot Cohen examines the relationship between President Harry S. Truman and General Douglas MacArthur. In 1951, during the Korean War, President Truman relieved General MacArthur of his command. This class at Johns Hopkins University’s School of Advanced International Studies is from a course called “The Art of Strategic Decision.”
9:01 pm ET Approx. 58 min. BBC Parliament Year-End Review BBC Parliament television looked back at the major events in the British Parliament since ... BBC Parliament television looked back at the major events in the British Parliament since September 2012. 4:45 am ET Approx. 12 min. Book Discussion on So Spoke the Earth Author Edwidge Danticat talked about the book she co-authored, So Spoke the Earth: The Haiti I ... Author Edwidge Danticat talked about the book she co-authored, So Spoke the Earth: The Haiti I Knew, the Haiti I Know, the Haiti I Want to Know, a multilingual anthology of literature about Haiti’s past, present and future as experienced by its diverse inhabitants over the past four decades. Ms. Danticat also answered viewer questions. This event took place at the 2012 Miami Book Fair International held November 11-18, 2012 on the campus of Miami Dade College in Miami, Florida. 3:00 am ET Approx. 57 min. Q&A with Karl Marlantes ; Karl Marlantes talked about his autobiographical narrative, What It Is Like To Go To War. ... Karl Marlantes talked about his autobiographical narrative, What It Is Like To Go To War. In the book he related many of his own combat experiences, including one intense battle in Vietnam that ultimately won him the Navy Cross, the highest citation awarded by the Department of the Navy. In this interview spoke of the profound impact of being a front line soldier on his life and shared his own anguish in dealing with post traumatic stress disorder. He feels the military did a poor job of reintegrating Vietnam veterans to life back in the U.S.
Karl Marlantes graduated from Yale University and was a 1967 Rhodes Scholar at Oxford University. From his one year of combat experience in Vietnam in 1967 and 1968, he was awarded the Navy Cross, the Bronze Star, two Navy Commendation medals for valor, and two Purple Hearts. He also wrote Matterhorn: A Novel of the Vietnam War, published in 2010.
10:01 pm ET Approx. 4 min. Senator Thune on Fiscal Cliff Senator John Thune (R-SD) spoke about the “fiscal cliff” negotiations between Congress ... Senator John Thune (R-SD) spoke about the “fiscal cliff” negotiations between Congress and the White House. "Fiscal cliff" referred to the impending tax increases and budget cuts in January 2013 if Congress failed to reach a budget agreement. 5:02 am ET Approx. 56 min. Book Discussion on War on the Waters ; ; Historian James McPherson talked about his book, War on the Water: The Union and Confederate ... Historian James McPherson talked about his book, War on the Water: The Union and Confederate Navies, 1861-1865, which presents a history of the use of naval forces by the Union and Confederate armies during the Civil War. He examined the impact that each navy made during the War, Union naval support of numerous battles including Vicksburg and New Orleans, the Confederate’s use of naval mines, and the deployment of a submarine. James McPherson spoke with historians Craig Symonds and Harold Holzer at the New York Historical Society in New York City and responded to questions from the audience. 4:00 am ET Approx. 1 hr. 48 min. Robert Bork Oral History Interview ; Former Judge Robert Bork talked about how he got the job as President Nixon’s solicitor ... Former Judge Robert Bork talked about how he got the job as President Nixon’s solicitor general, how Nixon lectured him at Camp David about the role of a judge, the issue of executive privilege, the Saturday Night Massacre, and his reaction to the discovery of the so-called "Smoking Gun'' tape.
This is a portion of the interview conducted by Timothy Naftali on December 1, 2008, for the Richard Nixon Presidential Library at Robert Bork’s home in McLean, Virginia.
10:06 pm ET Approx. 16 min. Senator Boxer on Fiscal Cliff Negotiations Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA) spoke on the Senate floor about the “fiscal cliff” of ... Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA) spoke on the Senate floor about the “fiscal cliff” of impending tax increases and budget cuts in January 2013 if Congress failed to reach a budget agreement. 6:00 am ET Approx. 1 hr. 6 min. Book Discussion on The Amistad Rebellion Marcus Rediker, history professor at the University of Pittsburgh, talked about his book, The ... Marcus Rediker, history professor at the University of Pittsburgh, talked about his book, The Amistad Rebellion: An Atlantic Odyssey of Slavery and Freedom, in which he recounts the slave revolt aboard the Spanish schooner, Amistad in 1839. The author reported that four days after the ship set sail the captives revolted, killed the captain, and took command of the ship. The Amistad was eventually commandeered by the U.S. Navy and the men aboard were sent to prison in Connecticut, where they awaited a trail heard by the Supreme Court. Their case, defended by John Quincy Adams, resulted in their release and return to Africa. Mr. Rediker spoke at the Mariners' Museum in Newport News, Virginia. 5:49 am ET Approx. 10 min. America's First Shaker Settlement Starlyn D’Angelo, director of the Albany Shaker Heritage Society and historic site, talked ... Starlyn D’Angelo, director of the Albany Shaker Heritage Society and historic site, talked about the history of Shakers in Albany. The site was home to the very first Shaker settlement in the U.S. The Shakers and their leader Ann Lee came to America in the late 18th century from England. Known for their charismatic worship styles, this Christian sect also promoted communal living and the equality of the sexes, which they institutionalized in their teachings as early as 1780.
C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles (LCVs) made a stop in their “2012 LCV Cities Tour” in Albany, New York to feature the history and literary life of the community.*Working with the Time Warner Cable local affiliate, they visited literary and historic sites where local historians, authors, and civic leaders were interviewed.*The history segments air on American History TV (AHTV) on C-SPAN3 and the literary events/non-fiction author segments air on BookTV on C-SPAN2.
10:23 pm ET Approx. 8 min. Senator Manchin on Fiscal Cliff Negotiations Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) spoke on the Senate floor about the “fiscal cliff” of ... Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) spoke on the Senate floor about the “fiscal cliff” of impending tax increases and budget cuts in January 2013 if Congress failed to reach a budget agreement. 6:00 am ET Approx. 26 min. Herbert Hoover and the Jewish Vote ; History Professor Sonja Schoepf Wentling talked about the relationship between President Herbert ... History Professor Sonja Schoepf Wentling talked about the relationship between President Herbert Hoover and prominent Jewish political leaders in the 1920s. She argued Hoover’s work after World War I to coordinate humanitarian aid to Polish Jews helped him earn credibility with Jewish leaders, who in turn supported his presidential bid. This event took place at Fordham University Law School.
10:31 pm ET Approx. 15 min. Senator Hutchison on Fiscal Cliff Negotiations Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison talked about negotiations over the “fiscal cliff” ... Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison talked about negotiations over the “fiscal cliff” impending tax increases and budget cuts in January 2013 if Congress failed to reach a budget agreement. 6:30 am ET Approx. 1 hr. 30 min. Comity and Contention in Congress Former Republican and Democratic members of Congress talked about how personal relationships on ... Former Republican and Democratic members of Congress talked about how personal relationships on Capitol Hill have changed in the past fifty years, and how important those relationships are to achieve compromise and pass legislation. They responded to questions from the audience at the event hosted by the U.S. Capitol Historical Society.
10:46 pm ET Approx. 6 min. House Democrats on Fiscal Cliff Negotiations ; ; Representatives John B. Larson (D-CT), chairman of the House Democratic Caucus, Xavier Becerra ... Representatives John B. Larson (D-CT), chairman of the House Democratic Caucus, Xavier Becerra (D-CA), the incoming chairman, and Joe Crowley (D-NY), the incoming vice chairman, talked about the negotiations to avoid the “fiscal cliff” of impending tax increases and budget cuts in January 2013 if Congress would fail to reach a budget agreement.
10:52 pm ET Approx. 7 min. Chris Frates on Fiscal Cliff Negotiations ; National Journal correspondent Chris Frates spoke via Skype about the “fiscal ... National Journal correspondent Chris Frates spoke via Skype about the “fiscal cliff” negotiations between the White House and Congress. "Fiscal cliff" refers to the impending tax increases and budget cuts in January 2013 if Congress failed to reach a budget agreement.
11:00 pm ET Approx. 59 min. Q&A with Kevin Phillips ; Historian and commentator Kevin Phillips talked about his book, 1775: A Good Year for ... Historian and commentator Kevin Phillips talked about his book, 1775: A Good Year for Revolution, in which he suggests that the year 1775 was a critical launching point of both the Revolutionary War and American independence from Britain. He argued that the year 1776 has incorrectly emerged as a watershed year due to historical hype and confusion. He detailed American colonial successes such as importing vital cannon and gunpowder, enlisting Indian tribes as allies, and launching a trade war with Britain through the Continental Association as examples of 1775's historical significance. Mr. Phillips listed some of his favorite colonial leaders such as Samuel Adams, and ventured his opinions on modern day presidents as well. He also discussed his career in politics and portions of his fourteen other books, including American Theocracy and Bad Money. A video clip of his appearance on “Booknotes” was shown.
12:00 am ET Approx. 58 min. BBC Parliament Year-End Review BBC Parliament television looked back at the major events in the British Parliament since ... BBC Parliament television looked back at the major events in the British Parliament since September 2012.
1:00 am ET Approx. 4 min. Senator Thune on Fiscal Cliff Senator John Thune (R-SD) spoke about the “fiscal cliff” negotiations between Congress ... Senator John Thune (R-SD) spoke about the “fiscal cliff” negotiations between Congress and the White House. "Fiscal cliff" referred to the impending tax increases and budget cuts in January 2013 if Congress failed to reach a budget agreement.
1:05 am ET Approx. 16 min. Senator Boxer on Fiscal Cliff Negotiations Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA) spoke on the Senate floor about the “fiscal cliff” of ... Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA) spoke on the Senate floor about the “fiscal cliff” of impending tax increases and budget cuts in January 2013 if Congress failed to reach a budget agreement.
1:22 am ET Approx. 7 min. Senator Manchin on Fiscal Cliff Negotiations Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) spoke on the Senate floor about the “fiscal cliff” of ... Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) spoke on the Senate floor about the “fiscal cliff” of impending tax increases and budget cuts in January 2013 if Congress failed to reach a budget agreement.
1:30 am ET Approx. 15 min. Senator Hutchison on Fiscal Cliff Negotiations Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison talked about negotiations over the “fiscal cliff” ... Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison talked about negotiations over the “fiscal cliff” impending tax increases and budget cuts in January 2013 if Congress failed to reach a budget agreement.
1:45 am ET Approx. 5 min. House Democrats on Fiscal Cliff Negotiations ; ; Representatives John B. Larson (D-CT), chairman of the House Democratic Caucus, Xavier Becerra ... Representatives John B. Larson (D-CT), chairman of the House Democratic Caucus, Xavier Becerra (D-CA), the incoming chairman, and Joe Crowley (D-NY), the incoming vice chairman, talked about the negotiations to avoid the “fiscal cliff” of impending tax increases and budget cuts in January 2013 if Congress would fail to reach a budget agreement.
1:51 am ET Approx. 5 min. Chris Frates on Fiscal Cliff Negotiations ; National Journal correspondent Chris Frates spoke via Skype about the “fiscal ... National Journal correspondent Chris Frates spoke via Skype about the “fiscal cliff” negotiations between the White House and Congress. "Fiscal cliff" refers to the impending tax increases and budget cuts in January 2013 if Congress failed to reach a budget agreement.
4:42 am ET Approx. 22 min. Annual British Youth Parliament Debate More than 300 members of Great Britain’s youth parliament, ages 11 to 18, gathered in the ... More than 300 members of Great Britain’s youth parliament, ages 11 to 18, gathered in the British House of Commons for their annual debate. The students debated five topics that would be considered for their national campaign. They discussed public transportation costs, better employment opportunities, marriage equality, an equal national minimum wage, and a curriculum that better prepares students in life skills. Speaker of the House John Bercow presided over the morning and afternoon sessions, with a few remarks by other members of Parliament. Following their debate, the students voted that of the five topics debated “curriculum for life skills” would be the issue for their national campaign. 
5:06 am ET Approx. 16 min. Senator Boxer on Fiscal Cliff Negotiations Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA) spoke on the Senate floor about the “fiscal cliff” of ... Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA) spoke on the Senate floor about the “fiscal cliff” of impending tax increases and budget cuts in January 2013 if Congress failed to reach a budget agreement.
5:23 am ET Approx. 7 min. Senator Manchin on Fiscal Cliff Negotiations Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) spoke on the Senate floor about the “fiscal cliff” of ... Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) spoke on the Senate floor about the “fiscal cliff” of impending tax increases and budget cuts in January 2013 if Congress failed to reach a budget agreement.
5:31 am ET Approx. 15 min. Senator Hutchison on Fiscal Cliff Negotiations Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison talked about negotiations over the “fiscal cliff” ... Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison talked about negotiations over the “fiscal cliff” impending tax increases and budget cuts in January 2013 if Congress failed to reach a budget agreement.
5:46 am ET Approx. 5 min. House Democrats on Fiscal Cliff Negotiations ; ; Representatives John B. Larson (D-CT), chairman of the House Democratic Caucus, Xavier Becerra ... Representatives John B. Larson (D-CT), chairman of the House Democratic Caucus, Xavier Becerra (D-CA), the incoming chairman, and Joe Crowley (D-NY), the incoming vice chairman, talked about the negotiations to avoid the “fiscal cliff” of impending tax increases and budget cuts in January 2013 if Congress would fail to reach a budget agreement.
5:52 am ET Approx. 5 min. Chris Frates on Fiscal Cliff Negotiations ; National Journal correspondent Chris Frates spoke via Skype about the “fiscal ... National Journal correspondent Chris Frates spoke via Skype about the “fiscal cliff” negotiations between the White House and Congress. "Fiscal cliff" refers to the impending tax increases and budget cuts in January 2013 if Congress failed to reach a budget agreement.
6:00 am ET Approx. 59 min. Q&A with Kevin Phillips ; Historian and commentator Kevin Phillips talked about his book, 1775: A Good Year for ... Historian and commentator Kevin Phillips talked about his book, 1775: A Good Year for Revolution, in which he suggests that the year 1775 was a critical launching point of both the Revolutionary War and American independence from Britain. He argued that the year 1776 has incorrectly emerged as a watershed year due to historical hype and confusion. He detailed American colonial successes such as importing vital cannon and gunpowder, enlisting Indian tribes as allies, and launching a trade war with Britain through the Continental Association as examples of 1775's historical significance. Mr. Phillips listed some of his favorite colonial leaders such as Samuel Adams, and ventured his opinions on modern day presidents as well. He also discussed his career in politics and portions of his fourteen other books, including American Theocracy and Bad Money. A video clip of his appearance on “Booknotes” was shown.