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1:00 am HT Approx. 47 min. LIVE Open Phones Phone lines were open for comments on the question, “How has the cost of education affected ... Phone lines were open for comments on the question, “How has the cost of education affected you?” 12:09 am HT Approx. 1 hr. 49 min. Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards Program House Republicans and Democrats questioned the Homeland Security department about a leaked memo ... House Republicans and Democrats questioned the Homeland Security department about a leaked memo detailing problems at the agency in charge of chemical facility security. Department of Homeland Security Undersecretary Rand Beers told the House Energy Subcommittee that issues raised in the report were being addressed, and that the risk of an attack on a chemical facility had been reduced over the previous several years. 11:24 pm HT Approx. 1 hr. 38 min. Veterans' Mental Health Care Witnesses testified veterans' access to mental health care. They talked about the results of ... Witnesses testified veterans' access to mental health care. They talked about the results of a report which concluded that veterans had to wait nearly two months for access to mental health providers, but that 95 percent of new patients were seen within 14-day time frame. Other parts of the investigation cast doubts on that high figure, indicating far fewer personnel had access within the two-week goal.
1:49 am HT Approx. 41 min. LIVE Federal Spending Accountability ; Daniel Schuman talked about the Digital Accountability and Transparency Act of 2012 (DATA Act). He ... Daniel Schuman talked about the Digital Accountability and Transparency Act of 2012 (DATA Act). He discussed what the bill entails, the effect lawmakers hope the bill will have, and the importance of public accountability for federal spending. He responded to phone calls and electronic communications. 2:02 am HT Approx. 45 min. Book Discussion on Can't Is Not an Option ; Governor Nikki Haley (R-SC) talked about her memoir about her life and political career. The ... Governor Nikki Haley (R-SC) talked about her memoir about her life and political career. The daughter of Sikh immigrants, she faced prejudice but in 2010 was elected South Carolina’s first female governor. In this interview with Liz Cheney, she discussed the complicated relationship between the federal government and the states and her own experiences fighting government regulation. She also responded to questions from members of the audience. 1:04 am HT Approx. 55 min. Statement by Culture Secretary Jeremy Hunt British Culture Secretary Jeremy Hunt made a statement to the House of Commons about the ... British Culture Secretary Jeremy Hunt made a statement to the House of Commons about the resignation of his special adviser Adam Smith over the role in News Corporations' attempt to take over satellite broadcaster British Sky Broadcasting (BSkyB). Mr Hunt maintained that he had done nothing wrong.
2:33 am HT Approx. 27 min. LIVE Immigration Reform and Congress ; Fawn Johnson talked about immigration reform proposals happening behind the scenes in ... Fawn Johnson talked about immigration reform proposals happening behind the scenes in Congress. She discussed their chances of becoming law, and the possibility of passing federal legislation in response to state immigration reforms, such as Arizona and Alabama. She responded to phone calls and electronic communications. 3:00 am HT Approx. 1 hr. 41 min. Book Discussion on The United States of Fear ; Tom Engelhardt argues that the U.S. government successfully used the threat of terrorism to scare ... Tom Engelhardt argues that the U.S. government successfully used the threat of terrorism to scare the public into supporting increased spending on war, the military, and homeland security, leading the country down the same path the Soviet Union took just prior to its collapse. After his presentation, Mr. Engelhardt talked with journalist and author Jeremy Scahill. He also responded to questions from members of the audience. This event at the New York University Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute was co-sponsored by The Nation Institute and Haymarket Books. 2:00 am HT Approx. 55 min. Laurence Silberman Oral History Interview, Part 1 ; Nixon Labor Undersecretary Laurence Silberman discusses administration labor policies including ... Nixon Labor Undersecretary Laurence Silberman discusses administration labor policies including affirmative action and the development of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration-also known as OSHA. This is an oral history recorded for the Richard Nixon Presidential Library.
3:03 am HT Approx. 56 min. LIVE States' Rights and the Tenth Amendment ; ; Roger Pilon and Louis Michael Seidman talked about the Tenth Amendment and states' ... Roger Pilon and Louis Michael Seidman talked about the Tenth Amendment and states' rights. They discussed what the Tenth Amendment entails and the concept of states' rights, the Supreme Court case regarding Arizona’s immigration law, and who is responsible for immigration policy. They responded to phone calls and electronic communications. 4:45 am HT Approx. 1 hr. 6 min. Book Discussion on A Nation of Moochers ; Charles Sykes argues that an increasing number of Americans think they are entitled to benefit off ... Charles Sykes argues that an increasing number of Americans think they are entitled to benefit off of the hard work of others. He says that the Occupy Movement, which started as a legitimate protest against Wall Street moochers, has come to exemplify this way of thinking. He responded to questions from members of the audience at Next Chapter Bookshop in Mequon, Wisconsin. 2:58 am HT Approx. 1 min. Founders of the DAR Memorial Historian Richard Norton Smith talked about the monument in Washington, D.C., to the founders of ... Historian Richard Norton Smith talked about the monument in Washington, D.C., to the founders of the National Society, Daughters of the American Revolution. Bronze medallions honor Eugenia Washington, Mary Desha, Ellen Hardin Walworth, and Mary Smith Lockwood, who founded the society in 1890. Topics included the sculptor, Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney, herself a DAR member, and the symbolism of the monument.
Date 2010.
4:03 am HT Approx. 57 min. Secretary Ken Salazar on U.S. Energy Policy ; Interior Secretary Ken Salazar talked about domestic energy issues, including energy independence, ... Interior Secretary Ken Salazar talked about domestic energy issues, including energy independence, high gas prices, and renewable energy. Following his prepared remarks, Secretary Salazar answered written questions from the audience. 5:52 am HT Approx. 1 min. New Books Being Published 3:00 am HT Approx. 2 hr. 2 min. Henry Luce and Publishing in the 20th Century Alan Brinkley talked about his book, The Publisher: Henry Luce and His American Century. ... Alan Brinkley talked about his book, The Publisher: Henry Luce and His American Century. Then he was joined in a discussion on journalism and history moderated by Professor Kaplan. The panelists discussed the influence of Henry Luce, founder of Time Inc. and publisher of Time, Fortune, and Life magazines. They also looked at the influence of the Internet, and how the publishing industry, newspapers, and magazines have changed since the 1920s. The panelists responded to questions from members of the audience.
“Historians, Journalists, and the Challenges of Getting It Right, Part 2: Publishing and the American Century” was a program of the 126th annual meeting of the American Historical Association, co-sponsored by the National History Center. It was held in the Sheraton Chicago Hotel and Towers.
5:04 am HT Approx. 51 min. U.S. Economy and Monetary Policy Federal Reserve Chair Ben Bernanke held a news conference following the April 24-25 Federal Open ... Federal Reserve Chair Ben Bernanke held a news conference following the April 24-25 Federal Open Market Committee meeting to present current economic projections. 6:00 am HT Approx. 41 min. Tavis Smiley on Books, Media, and Culture ; Author and talk show host Tavis Smiley talked about popular culture and publishing. Topics ... Author and talk show host Tavis Smiley talked about popular culture and publishing. Topics included the literature that has affected his life. He was interviewed by Esther Armah and responded to questions submitted by members of the audience.
“Books, Media, and Culture: A Conversation with Tavis Smiley” was a program of the Eleventh National Black Writers Conference on “The Impact of Migration, Popular Culture, and the Natural Environment in the Literature of Black Writers.” It was held by the Center for Black Literature at Medgar Evers College in Brooklyn, New York.
5:02 am HT Approx. 51 min. George Washington After Yorktown ; William Fowler talked about his book, American Crisis: George Washington and the Dangerous Two ... William Fowler talked about his book, American Crisis: George Washington and the Dangerous Two Years After Yorktown, 1781-1783. In the book the author details General George Washington’s struggles as he dealt with an ineffective Congress and a Continental Army on the verge of mutiny. He responded to a question from a member of the audience.
This was part of the Author Series Programs at the Social Law Library.
5:57 am HT Approx. 3 min. Weekly Presidential Address President Obama gave his weekly address. He spoke about his executive order intended to ... President Obama gave his weekly address. He spoke about his executive order intended to protect U.S. military personnel, veterans, and their families from education fraud. 6:45 am HT Approx. 1 hr. 27 min. The Impact of Popular Culture on Politics in Literature Panelists discussed the impact of popular culture on literature. Obery Hendricks ... Panelists discussed the impact of popular culture on literature. Obery Hendricks moderated. They also responded to questions submitted by members of the audience. 
“The Impact of Popular Culture on Politics in the Literature of Black Writers” was a program of the Eleventh National Black Writers Conference on “The Impact of Migration, Popular Culture, and the Natural Environment in the Literature of Black Writers.” It was held by the Center for Black Literature at Medgar Evers College in Brooklyn, New York.
5:54 am HT Approx. 5 min. Hindenburg Disaster This year marks the 75th Anniversary of the Hindenburg disaster, when on May 6th, 1937 the ... This year marks the 75th Anniversary of the Hindenburg disaster, when on May 6th, 1937 the Zeppelin caught fire while docking at the Lakehurst Naval Air Station in New Jersey. 35 people on the airship were killed as well as one member of the ground crew.
The Hindenburg was the first airship to regularly fly passengers between Europe and the United States.
Next is a five minute Universal Newsreel about the accident.
6:00 am HT Approx. 3 min. Weekly Republican Address House Budget Committee Chair Paul Ryan (R-WI) gave the weekly Republican address. He spoke ... House Budget Committee Chair Paul Ryan (R-WI) gave the weekly Republican address. He spoke about his party’s federal debt reduction proposals. 8:13 am HT Approx. 1 min. BookTV Fairs and Festivals 6:00 am HT Approx. 51 min. Book Discussion on Secret Soldiers ; Philip Gerard discussed his latest book, Secret Soldiers: The Story of World War II’s ... Philip Gerard discussed his latest book, Secret Soldiers: The Story of World War II’s Heroic Army of Deception, published by Dutton. In it, Mr. Gerard writes about a once top-secret elite Army unit that used the tools of deception to save lives during World War II. He maintains that these men were not average soldiers. Their ranks included men such as designer Bill Blass, painter Ellsworth Kelly and a number of artists, engineers and musicians. Mr. Gerard outlines their mission as two-fold: to deceive the German Army into believing that the Allies possessed more troops than they actually did, and to draw enemy fire on their position in order to allow Allied troops to advance. There was a brief question-and-answer session following his presentation.
6:04 am HT Approx. 57 min. Representative Paul Ryan on the Federal Budget and Debt House Budget Committee Chair Paul Ryan (R-WI) talked about the House Republican budget ... House Budget Committee Chair Paul Ryan (R-WI) talked about the House Republican budget plan. In his speech he said President Obama’s economic policies have made the U.S. poorer. He also rebutted criticisms of the Republican budget from some Catholics, who say the plan unfairly cutting food stamp and other similar programs. Representative Ryan said the poor cannot be helped by making the government poorer. 8:14 am HT Approx. 1 hr. 32 min. Black Writers in the Marketplace Calvin Reid moderated a panel discussion on the state of the publishing industry for black ... Calvin Reid moderated a panel discussion on the state of the publishing industry for black writers. The panelists responded to questions from members of the audience.
“Being Sold or Selling Ourselves: Black Writers and the Marketplace” was a program of the Eleventh National Black Writers Conference on “The Impact of Migration, Popular Culture, and the Natural Environment in the Literature of Black Writers.” It was held by the Center for Black Literature at Medgar Evers College in Brooklyn, New York.
6:52 am HT Approx. 3 min. Ulysses S. Grant Memorial Historian Donald Ritchie talked about the statue of General Ulysses S. Grant on the U.S. Capitol ... Historian Donald Ritchie talked about the statue of General Ulysses S. Grant on the U.S. Capitol West Front in Washington, D.C.
Date of interview unknown.
7:02 am HT Approx. 4 min. Interview with Jimmy Kimmel on the White House Correspondents' Dinner ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel talked about preparations for his appearance at the 2012 White House ... ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel talked about preparations for his appearance at the 2012 White House Correspondents' Dinner. In the interview he joked that the he got the job when the Secret Service burst into his home in the middle of the night and told him he had no choice but to accept. 9:47 am HT Approx. 1 hr. 28 min. The Role of Social Media: Black Writers Take Literature to the Web A panel discussion was held on how black writers, publishers, and journalists use social ... A panel discussion was held on how black writers, publishers, and journalists use social media. Grace Aneiza-Ali moderated. The panelists also responded to questions from members of the audience. 
“The Role of Social Media: Black Writers Take Literature to the Web” was a program of the Eleventh National Black Writers Conference on “The Impact of Migration, Popular Culture, and the Natural Environment in the Literature of Black Writers.” It was held by the Center for Black Literature at Medgar Evers College in Brooklyn, New York.
6:55 am HT Approx. 1 hr. 2 min. Southern Women's Views of the North and Lincoln Victoria Ott talked about the views of young, Southern, upper-class women toward President Abraham ... Victoria Ott talked about the views of young, Southern, upper-class women toward President Abraham Lincoln and the North. Professor Ott is the author of Confederate Daughters: Coming of Age During the Civil War. She responded to questions from members of the audience.
“Southern Women View the North and Lincoln” was a program at the 16th annual Lincoln Forum Symposium, held November 17, 2011, at the Wyndham Hotel in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. "Lincoln and the Home Front: The Civil War Comes to Washington" was the second year of a five-year focus on the Civil War sesquicentennial.
7:08 am HT Approx. 2 hr. 4 min. Constitutionality of Arizona's Immigration Law Current and former Arizona state officials testified on the constitutionality of their ... Current and former Arizona state officials testified on the constitutionality of their state’s immigration law and its impact on the state’s Latino community. 
Following the end of the hearing, one of the witnesses, Russell Pearce, who was one of the chief author’s of the law, spoke with reporters.
11:15 am HT Approx. 45 min. Book Discussion on The Information Diet: A Case for Conscious Consumption ; Clay Johnson, whose company managed President Obama’s 2008 online campaign, outlines ways ... Clay Johnson, whose company managed President Obama’s 2008 online campaign, outlines ways for people to “consume information in a healthy way.” He used PowerPoint during his presentation, then responded to questions from members of the audience at Burson-Marsteller in New York City. 7:57 am HT Approx. 2 min. Winston Churchill Statue Historian Richard Norton Smith talked about the statue in Washington, D.C., of British Prime ... Historian Richard Norton Smith talked about the statue in Washington, D.C., of British Prime Minister Winston Churchill. President Kennedy had designated him an Honorary American Citizen, and the statue has one foot in the grounds of the British Embassy and the other on American soil. Topics included the sculptor, William McVey, and the symbolism of the statue. Audio of Sir Winton Churchill addressing a joint session of Congress on December 26, 1941, was played over still photographs of him in the Senate Chambers.
Date 2010.
9:14 am HT Approx. 4 min. Interview with Jimmy Kimmel on the White House Correspondents' Dinner ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel talked about preparations for his appearance at the 2012 White House ... ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel talked about preparations for his appearance at the 2012 White House Correspondents' Dinner. In the interview he joked that the he got the job when the Secret Service burst into his home in the middle of the night and told him he had no choice but to accept. 12:01 pm HT Approx. 57 min. Book Discussion on What I Saw at the Revolution ; Former presidential speech writer Peggy Noonan talked about her book What I Saw at the ... Former presidential speech writer Peggy Noonan talked about her book What I Saw at the Revolution: A Political Life in the Reagan Era. She answered her critics and talked of the publicity surrounding the book. Once a writer for newscaster Dan Rather, Ms. Noonan was a speech writer for Ronald Reagan during the last half of his presidency. She also wrote the well-known “thousand points of light” acceptance speech that George Bush delivered at the 1988 Republican convention. In addition to discussing her experiences at the White House, she reflected on the role of speech writers in politics and discussed her own political beliefs. 8:00 am HT Approx. 58 min. Q&A with Richard Baker ; Richard Baker told stories from the history of the Senate and showed some rare photographs of ... Richard Baker told stories from the history of the Senate and showed some rare photographs of senators. Mr. Baker retired in August 2009 after 34 years as the first historian of the United States Senate. Mr. Baker began his tenure in 1975 when the office of Senate Historian was established. By Senate Resolution, he was named historian emeritus effective September 1, 2009. He also served as the curator for the exhibition gallery of the U.S. Capitol Visitor Center which opened late the previous year.
9:20 am HT Approx. 32 min. Social Security and Medicare Trustees Report The Social Security and Medicare fund trustees released their annual report on the fiscal ... The Social Security and Medicare fund trustees released their annual report on the fiscal condition of both federal programs. Trustees included Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, and Labor Secretary Hilda Solis. 1:00 pm HT Approx. 1 hr. 2 min. Book Discussion on How to Fix Copyright ; William Patry, senior copyright counsel of Google, presents his thoughts on the current state of ... William Patry, senior copyright counsel of Google, presents his thoughts on the current state of copyright law. The author argues that current copyright laws are outdated due to ever-changing technologies and contends that future laws should balance the furthering of creative pursuits against the protection of copyright holders. William Patry was interviewed by Fred von Lohmann and then responded to members of the audience at this AtGoogle Talks program held at Google in Mountain View, California. 8:58 am HT Approx. 1 min. Alexander Hamilton Statue Historian Richard Norton Smith talked about the statue outside the Treasury Department building in ... Historian Richard Norton Smith talked about the statue outside the Treasury Department building in Washington, D.C., of its first secretary, Alexander Hamilton. Topics included the sculptor, James Earle Fraser, and the symbolism of the statue. 
Date 2010.
9:55 am HT Approx. 2 hr. 2 min. Consumer Choice and Online Video Witnesses testified about the impact of accessing video content online and via mobile devices on ... Witnesses testified about the impact of accessing video content online and via mobile devices on consumers, technology, and business 2:03 pm HT Approx. 1 hr. 41 min. 9/11, False Flags, and Black Ops: An Evening of Debate A debate was held on conspiracy theories, specifically the truth behind the September 11, 2001, ... A debate was held on conspiracy theories, specifically the truth behind the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. The participants were Jonathan Kay, author of Among the Truthers: A Journey Through America’s Growing Conspiracist Underground, and Webster Tarpley, self-described 9/11 Truth Scholar and one of the people featured in Mr. Kay’s book. Mr. Tarpley’s view of the September 2001 attacks appears in his book 9/11 Synthetic Terror: Made in USA. The debate was moderated David Frum, who was a special assistant to President George W. Bush from 2001 to 2002. Each author made a presentation, during which Mr. Taprley included video, and then they responded to questions from members of the audience. 
This International Spy Museum program was titled “9/11, False Flags, and Black Ops: An Evening of Debate with David Frum, Jonathan Kay, and Webster Tarpley.”
9:00 am HT Approx. 30 min. Shiloh National Military Park The Civil War Battle of Shiloh took place April 6th and 7th, 1862 in Hardin County, Tennessee, and ... The Civil War Battle of Shiloh took place April 6th and 7th, 1862 in Hardin County, Tennessee, and resulted in a Union victory over Confederate forces. We visited Shiloh National Military Park, where Stacy Allen, the Park’s Chief Ranger, talked about some of the artifacts on display in the Visitor Center, including battle flags, arms and munitions. He also took us behind the scenes to the Park s storage facility, where he showed us two rare Civil War tents.
12:00 pm HT Approx. 29 min. Communicators with Catherine Crump Catherine Crump talked about police use of technology for surveillance purposes. The ACLU ... Catherine Crump talked about police use of technology for surveillance purposes. The ACLU recently issued a study that found police had quickly made cell-phone location tracking a widely used means of surveillance. Guest Catherine Crump and telephone guest Dennis Kenney talked about why and how police use the technology, and whether current laws adequately covered police use of technological advances. 3:59 pm HT Approx. 1 hr. After Words with Michael Sandel ; Mercenaries can be paid to fight a country’s wars; students can be paid to get good ... Mercenaries can be paid to fight a country’s wars; students can be paid to get good grades. Professor Sandel explores whether there is something wrong with a world in which everything seems to be for sale. The author explores how to get market values out of areas of life where he says they do not belong. He discussed this issue with Nicole Gelinas, the author of After the Fall: Saving Capitalism from Wall Street and Washington. 9:30 am HT Approx. 54 min. Behind the Images: Photographers' Views of the First Ladies Three photographers who were on the other side of the lens from Betty Ford, Barbara Bush, and ... Three photographers who were on the other side of the lens from Betty Ford, Barbara Bush, and Laura Bush recall their days in the White House-and the images that chronicle the lives and work of these first ladies.
12:30 pm HT Approx. 3 hr. 5 min. LIVE White House Correspondents' Dinner Preview ; ; Prior to the start of the speaking portion of the 201 White House Correspondents' Association ... Prior to the start of the speaking portion of the 201 White House Correspondents' Association Dinner, portions of other press association dinners, guest arrivals, and scenes of guests mingling were shown. Footage of White House correspondents brunch and interviews with some of the attendees was shown. 5:00 pm HT Approx. 53 min. Book Discussion on No They Can't: Why Government Fails - But Individuals Succeed ; ; John Stossel contends that the government and politicians, regardless of political affiliation, ... John Stossel contends that the government and politicians, regardless of political affiliation, are incapable of addressing the political and social issues facing the United States. The author, host of Fox Business Network’s Stossel, argues that Americans need to think as individuals and stop looking to the government for assistance. Mr. Stossel presented his thoughts on a range of subjects, from free trade and health insurance to education. He also responded to questions from members of the audience at the Harvard Club in New York City. 10:24 am HT Approx. 5 min. Hindenburg Disaster This year marks the 75th Anniversary of the Hindenburg disaster, when on May 6th, 1937 the ... This year marks the 75th Anniversary of the Hindenburg disaster, when on May 6th, 1937 the Zeppelin caught fire while docking at the Lakehurst Naval Air Station in New Jersey. 35 people on the airship were killed as well as one member of the ground crew.
The Hindenburg was the first airship to regularly fly passengers between Europe and the United States.
Next is a five minute Universal Newsreel about the accident.
6:54 pm HT Approx. 1 hr. 7 min. 2012 White House Correspondents' Dinner Journalists, politicians and celebrities gathered for the White House Correspondents' Association ... Journalists, politicians and celebrities gathered for the White House Correspondents' Association Annual Dinner. President Obama poked fun at himself and his Republican rivals and included jokes about a passage from his autobiography where he had eaten dog as a boy living in Indonesia. The president also said Mitt Romney would probably consider the dinner’s location, the Washington Hilton, a “fixer upper.” Following the president’s remarks, comedian Jimmy Kimmel took to the stage, joking about the president’s ears, the first lady’s fitness campaign, and dinner attendees. 5:53 pm HT Approx. 1 min. New Books Being Published 10:30 am HT Approx. 56 min. 30th Anniversary of Justice O'Connor's Appointment Supreme Court Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Sonia Sotomayor, and Elena Kagan participated in a ... Supreme Court Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Sonia Sotomayor, and Elena Kagan participated in a forum with former Justice Sandra Day O’Connor in celebration of the 30th anniversary of Justice O’Connor’s nomination and confirmation to the Court. Sandra Day O’Connor was nominated by President Ronald Reagan in 1981 and confirmed by the U.S. Senate 99 to 0. She retired from the Court January 31, 2006.
The justices talked about the evolution of the confirmation process since Justice O’Connor’s nomination. their law careers, and civility among justices. They also shared funny anecdotes and their observations about serving on the Court. James Duff moderated this event in the Newseum’s Annenberg Theater.
8:03 pm HT Approx. 17 min. White House Correspondents' Brunch and Fundraiser Journalists participated in a charity fundraising brunch as part of the annual White House ... Journalists participated in a charity fundraising brunch as part of the annual White House Correspondents' Association dinner and celebrities. 6:00 pm HT Approx. 40 min. Tavis Smiley on Books, Media, and Culture ; Author and talk show host Tavis Smiley talked about popular culture and publishing. Topics ... Author and talk show host Tavis Smiley talked about popular culture and publishing. Topics included the literature that has affected his life. He was interviewed by Esther Armah and responded to questions submitted by members of the audience.
“Books, Media, and Culture: A Conversation with Tavis Smiley” was a program of the Eleventh National Black Writers Conference on “The Impact of Migration, Popular Culture, and the Natural Environment in the Literature of Black Writers.” It was held by the Center for Black Literature at Medgar Evers College in Brooklyn, New York.
11:27 am HT Approx. 2 min. The Old Mill in North Little Rock North Little Rock’s Mayor Patrick Hays talked about the history of the Old Mill, which was ... North Little Rock’s Mayor Patrick Hays talked about the history of the Old Mill, which was the only building in North Little Rock to have made an appearance in the opening credits of the movie, Gone with the Wind.
C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles (LCVs) made a stop in their “2012 LCV Cities Tour” in Little Rock, Arkansas, on March 5-8 to feature the history and literary life of the community. Working with the Comcast local cable affiliate, they visited literary and historic sites where local historians, authors, and civic leaders were interviewed. The history segments air on American History TV (AHTV) on C-SPAN3 and the literary events/non-fiction author segments air on BookTV on C-SPAN2.
8:22 pm HT Approx. 1 hr. 5 min. Tribute to Representative Donald Payne A ceremony was held honoring Representative Donald Payne (D-NJ), who died on March 6, 2012, from ... A ceremony was held honoring Representative Donald Payne (D-NJ), who died on March 6, 2012, from colon cancer at the age of 77. Following Presentation of the Colors and invocation, congressional members, his son and brother, and Vice President Joe Biden spoke of Representative Payne’s life and career. 6:45 pm HT Approx. 1 hr. 26 min. The Impact of Popular Culture on Politics in Literature Panelists discussed the impact of popular culture on literature. Obery Hendricks ... Panelists discussed the impact of popular culture on literature. Obery Hendricks moderated. They also responded to questions submitted by members of the audience. 
“The Impact of Popular Culture on Politics in the Literature of Black Writers” was a program of the Eleventh National Black Writers Conference on “The Impact of Migration, Popular Culture, and the Natural Environment in the Literature of Black Writers.” It was held by the Center for Black Literature at Medgar Evers College in Brooklyn, New York.
11:30 am HT Approx. 29 min. Book Discussion on The Mathew Brady Story and The Clara Barton Story Next is film produced in 1961 by the U.S. Army, titled, “Army Digest Number Eight.” ... Next is film produced in 1961 by the U.S. Army, titled, “Army Digest Number Eight.”
The film includes two programs. 
The first is titled The Mathew Brady Story and is about the famous Civil War photographer. Many photographs were shown.
The second is The Clara Barton Story about the founder of the American Red Cross. Video re-enactments were shown.
The film aired as part of “The Big Picture” series, produced from 1951 through 1971 and shown on ABC and in syndication from 1951 into the 1970s. The series focused on historic battles and figures in U.S. military history. It’s thirty minutes.
9:36 pm HT Approx. 40 min. Federal Spending Accountability ; Daniel Schuman talked about the Digital Accountability and Transparency Act of 2012 (DATA Act). He ... Daniel Schuman talked about the Digital Accountability and Transparency Act of 2012 (DATA Act). He discussed what the bill entails, the effect lawmakers hope the bill will have, and the importance of public accountability for federal spending. He responded to phone calls and electronic communications. 8:12 pm HT Approx. 1 min. BookTV Fairs and Festivals 12:00 pm HT Approx. 56 min. Northerners' Ideas for Fighting the Merrimac ; The Mariners Museum in Newport News, Virginia hosted a Civil War Navy Conference in early March to ... The Mariners Museum in Newport News, Virginia hosted a Civil War Navy Conference in early March to mark the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Hampton Roads, when for the first time, ironclads battled during the Civil War. In this battle, the Union ship, the USS Monitor, faced off with the Confederate ship, the CSS Virginia, in 1862.
David Gerleman talked about the discussions in the North and various suggestions made to President Lincoln and Navy Secretary Gideon Welles for fighting the USS Merrimack, renamed the CSS Virginia by the Confederates. He showed some slides during his presentation, following which he responded to questions from members of the audience.
“'Sink the Merrimac!': Northern Plans, Schemes, and Inventions to Destroy the Rebel Ram” was a talk at the Civil War Navy Conference, held at the Mariners' Museum.
10:19 pm HT Approx. 1 hr. 30 min. Biotechnology Research and Bioterrorism Risks Witnesses testified on the use of dual-use research, which can be used for scientific and medical ... Witnesses testified on the use of dual-use research, which can be used for scientific and medical purposes but can also be quite dangerous if mishandled or used for the purposes of bioterrorism. 8:14 pm HT Approx. 1 hr. 31 min. Black Writers in the Marketplace Calvin Reid moderated a panel discussion on the state of the publishing industry for black ... Calvin Reid moderated a panel discussion on the state of the publishing industry for black writers. The panelists responded to questions from members of the audience.
“Being Sold or Selling Ourselves: Black Writers and the Marketplace” was a program of the Eleventh National Black Writers Conference on “The Impact of Migration, Popular Culture, and the Natural Environment in the Literature of Black Writers.” It was held by the Center for Black Literature at Medgar Evers College in Brooklyn, New York.
12:57 pm HT Approx. 2 min. Winston Churchill Statue Historian Richard Norton Smith talked about the statue in Washington, D.C., of British Prime ... Historian Richard Norton Smith talked about the statue in Washington, D.C., of British Prime Minister Winston Churchill. President Kennedy had designated him an Honorary American Citizen, and the statue has one foot in the grounds of the British Embassy and the other on American soil. Topics included the sculptor, William McVey, and the symbolism of the statue. Audio of Sir Winton Churchill addressing a joint session of Congress on December 26, 1941, was played over still photographs of him in the Senate Chambers.
Date 2010.
12:13 am HT Approx. 44 min. 2012 White House Correspondents' Dinner Journalists, politicians and celebrities gathered for the White House Correspondents' Association ... Journalists, politicians and celebrities gathered for the White House Correspondents' Association Annual Dinner. President Obama poked fun at himself and his Republican rivals and included jokes about a passage from his autobiography where he had eaten dog as a boy living in Indonesia. The president also said Mitt Romney would probably consider the dinner’s location, the Washington Hilton, a “fixer upper.” Following the president’s remarks, comedian Jimmy Kimmel took to the stage, joking about the president’s ears, the first lady’s fitness campaign, and dinner attendees. 9:47 pm HT Approx. 1 hr. 27 min. The Role of Social Media: Black Writers Take Literature to the Web A panel discussion was held on how black writers, publishers, and journalists use social ... A panel discussion was held on how black writers, publishers, and journalists use social media. Grace Aneiza-Ali moderated. The panelists also responded to questions from members of the audience. 
“The Role of Social Media: Black Writers Take Literature to the Web” was a program of the Eleventh National Black Writers Conference on “The Impact of Migration, Popular Culture, and the Natural Environment in the Literature of Black Writers.” It was held by the Center for Black Literature at Medgar Evers College in Brooklyn, New York.
1:00 pm HT Approx. 46 min. The Ironclad USS Monitor ; The Mariners Museum in Newport News, Virginia hosted a Civil War Navy Conference in early March to ... The Mariners Museum in Newport News, Virginia hosted a Civil War Navy Conference in early March to mark the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Hampton Roads, when for the first time, ironclads battled during the Civil War. In this battle, the Union ship, the USS Monitor, faced off with the Confederate ship, the CSS Virginia, in 1862.
David Mindell talked about his book Iron Coffin: War, Technology, and Experience aboard the USS Monitor. Topics included the interface of men and technology and the experience of the crew aboard one of the first ironclads. He showed slides during his presentation and responded to questions from members of the audience.
11:15 pm HT Approx. 1 hr. 8 min. Book Discussion on Taming Globalization ; ; John Yoo looks at the role that international law plays in the U.S. legal system and argues that ... John Yoo looks at the role that international law plays in the U.S. legal system and argues that Congress and the executive branch, not the courts, should be in charge of enforcing (or not enforcing) international agreements. He responded to comments by the moderator, former Judge Sofaer, and to questions submitted by members of the audience at the office of the Commonwealth Club of California in San Francisco. 1:47 pm HT Approx. 12 min. The Vanderbilts' Marble House ; Alva Vanderbilt was the force behind the French inspired palace called “The Marble ... Alva Vanderbilt was the force behind the French inspired palace called “The Marble House.” The Gilded Age relic is preserved in the Rhode Island seaside town of Newport -- the storied 19th century resort of industrialists, financiers, statesmen and artists. The Vanderbilt family fortune came from steamships and the New York Central Railroad. American History TV toured the mansion that the Vanderbilts called their summer cottage.
12:30 am HT Approx. 1 hr. 3 min. Book Discussion on The U.S. Supreme Court: A Very Short Introduction Linda Greenhouse, former U.S. Supreme Court reporter for The New York Times, examines the ... Linda Greenhouse, former U.S. Supreme Court reporter for The New York Times, examines the inner workings of the court. Ms. Greenhouse explores the day-to-day operations of the Supreme Court, from how a case makes it to the court to the duties of law clerks, and the responsibilities of the chief justice. Ms. Greenhouse responded to questions from members of the audience in the Great Hall at Cooper Union in New York City. 2:00 pm HT Approx. 48 min. Generalship of Robert E. Lee History Professor Wayne Wei-siang Hsieh lectured on the generalship of Robert E. Lee. It was ... History Professor Wayne Wei-siang Hsieh lectured on the generalship of Robert E. Lee. It was part of a course at the U.S. Naval Academy called “The American Way of War: The Colonial Period to Afghanistan.”
2:49 pm HT Approx. 49 min. Generalship of Ulysses S. Grant History Professor Wayne Wei-siang Hsieh lectured on the generalship of Ulysses S. Grant. It ... History Professor Wayne Wei-siang Hsieh lectured on the generalship of Ulysses S. Grant. It was part of a course at the U.S. Naval Academy called “The American Way of War: The Colonial Period to Afghanistan.”
3:38 pm HT Approx. 8 min. The Constitution and the Camps Matthew Shimura’s video, The Constitution and the Camps: Due Process and the ... Matthew Shimura’s video, The Constitution and the Camps: Due Process and the Japanese-American Internment, was the grand prize winner in C-SPAN Classroom’s StudentCam documentary contest. He is a ninth grader at Punahou School in Honolulu.
The local cable company was Time Warner.
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 significance of any provision of the U.S. Constitution.
3:47 pm HT Approx. 11 min. Matthew Shimura StudentCam Interview Matthew Shimura was interviewed on April 25, 2012, about his video, The Constitution and the ... Matthew Shimura was interviewed on April 25, 2012, about his video, The Constitution and the Camps: Due Process and the Japanese-American Internment. The film was the grand prize winner in C-SPAN Classroom’s StudentCam documentary contest. He is a ninth grader at Punahou School in Honolulu. Senator Daniel Inouye (D-HI) also talked about Matthew’s video, and his own view of this period in American history.
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 significance of any provision of the U.S. Constitution.
Matthew participated by remote access from Hawaii.
4:00 pm HT Approx. 56 min. Northerners' Ideas for Fighting the Merrimac ; The Mariners Museum in Newport News, Virginia hosted a Civil War Navy Conference in early March to ... The Mariners Museum in Newport News, Virginia hosted a Civil War Navy Conference in early March to mark the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Hampton Roads, when for the first time, ironclads battled during the Civil War. In this battle, the Union ship, the USS Monitor, faced off with the Confederate ship, the CSS Virginia, in 1862.
David Gerleman talked about the discussions in the North and various suggestions made to President Lincoln and Navy Secretary Gideon Welles for fighting the USS Merrimack, renamed the CSS Virginia by the Confederates. He showed some slides during his presentation, following which he responded to questions from members of the audience.
“'Sink the Merrimac!': Northern Plans, Schemes, and Inventions to Destroy the Rebel Ram” was a talk at the Civil War Navy Conference, held at the Mariners' Museum.
4:57 pm HT Approx. 1 min. Founders of the DAR Memorial Historian Richard Norton Smith talked about the monument in Washington, D.C., to the founders of ... Historian Richard Norton Smith talked about the monument in Washington, D.C., to the founders of the National Society, Daughters of the American Revolution. Bronze medallions honor Eugenia Washington, Mary Desha, Ellen Hardin Walworth, and Mary Smith Lockwood, who founded the society in 1890. Topics included the sculptor, Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney, herself a DAR member, and the symbolism of the monument.
Date 2010.
5:00 pm HT Approx. 46 min. The Ironclad USS Monitor ; The Mariners Museum in Newport News, Virginia hosted a Civil War Navy Conference in early March to ... The Mariners Museum in Newport News, Virginia hosted a Civil War Navy Conference in early March to mark the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Hampton Roads, when for the first time, ironclads battled during the Civil War. In this battle, the Union ship, the USS Monitor, faced off with the Confederate ship, the CSS Virginia, in 1862.
David Mindell talked about his book Iron Coffin: War, Technology, and Experience aboard the USS Monitor. Topics included the interface of men and technology and the experience of the crew aboard one of the first ironclads. He showed slides during his presentation and responded to questions from members of the audience.
5:47 pm HT Approx. 12 min. The Vanderbilts' Marble House ; Alva Vanderbilt was the force behind the French inspired palace called “The Marble ... Alva Vanderbilt was the force behind the French inspired palace called “The Marble House.” The Gilded Age relic is preserved in the Rhode Island seaside town of Newport -- the storied 19th century resort of industrialists, financiers, statesmen and artists. The Vanderbilt family fortune came from steamships and the New York Central Railroad. American History TV toured the mansion that the Vanderbilts called their summer cottage.
6:00 pm HT Approx. 48 min. Generalship of Robert E. Lee History Professor Wayne Wei-siang Hsieh lectured on the generalship of Robert E. Lee. It was ... History Professor Wayne Wei-siang Hsieh lectured on the generalship of Robert E. Lee. It was part of a course at the U.S. Naval Academy called “The American Way of War: The Colonial Period to Afghanistan.”
6:48 pm HT Approx. 49 min. Generalship of Ulysses S. Grant History Professor Wayne Wei-siang Hsieh lectured on the generalship of Ulysses S. Grant. It ... History Professor Wayne Wei-siang Hsieh lectured on the generalship of Ulysses S. Grant. It was part of a course at the U.S. Naval Academy called “The American Way of War: The Colonial Period to Afghanistan.”
7:38 pm HT Approx. 8 min. The Constitution and the Camps Matthew Shimura’s video, The Constitution and the Camps: Due Process and the ... Matthew Shimura’s video, The Constitution and the Camps: Due Process and the Japanese-American Internment, was the grand prize winner in C-SPAN Classroom’s StudentCam documentary contest. He is a ninth grader at Punahou School in Honolulu.
The local cable company was Time Warner.
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 significance of any provision of the U.S. Constitution.
7:46 pm HT Approx. 11 min. Matthew Shimura StudentCam Interview Matthew Shimura was interviewed on April 25, 2012, about his video, The Constitution and the ... Matthew Shimura was interviewed on April 25, 2012, about his video, The Constitution and the Camps: Due Process and the Japanese-American Internment. The film was the grand prize winner in C-SPAN Classroom’s StudentCam documentary contest. He is a ninth grader at Punahou School in Honolulu. Senator Daniel Inouye (D-HI) also talked about Matthew’s video, and his own view of this period in American history.
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 significance of any provision of the U.S. Constitution.
Matthew participated by remote access from Hawaii.
7:58 pm HT Approx. 1 min. Alexander Hamilton Statue Historian Richard Norton Smith talked about the statue outside the Treasury Department building in ... Historian Richard Norton Smith talked about the statue outside the Treasury Department building in Washington, D.C., of its first secretary, Alexander Hamilton. Topics included the sculptor, James Earle Fraser, and the symbolism of the statue. 
Date 2010.
7:59 pm HT Approx. 30 min. Shiloh National Military Park The Civil War Battle of Shiloh took place April 6th and 7th, 1862 in Hardin County, Tennessee, and ... The Civil War Battle of Shiloh took place April 6th and 7th, 1862 in Hardin County, Tennessee, and resulted in a Union victory over Confederate forces. We visited Shiloh National Military Park, where Stacy Allen, the Park’s Chief Ranger, talked about some of the artifacts on display in the Visitor Center, including battle flags, arms and munitions. He also took us behind the scenes to the Park s storage facility, where he showed us two rare Civil War tents.
8:30 pm HT Approx. 54 min. Behind the Images: Photographers' Views of the First Ladies Three photographers who were on the other side of the lens from Betty Ford, Barbara Bush, and ... Three photographers who were on the other side of the lens from Betty Ford, Barbara Bush, and Laura Bush recall their days in the White House-and the images that chronicle the lives and work of these first ladies.
9:24 pm HT Approx. 5 min. Hindenburg Disaster This year marks the 75th Anniversary of the Hindenburg disaster, when on May 6th, 1937 the ... This year marks the 75th Anniversary of the Hindenburg disaster, when on May 6th, 1937 the Zeppelin caught fire while docking at the Lakehurst Naval Air Station in New Jersey. 35 people on the airship were killed as well as one member of the ground crew.
The Hindenburg was the first airship to regularly fly passengers between Europe and the United States.
Next is a five minute Universal Newsreel about the accident.
9:30 pm HT Approx. 56 min. 30th Anniversary of Justice O'Connor's Appointment Supreme Court Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Sonia Sotomayor, and Elena Kagan participated in a ... Supreme Court Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Sonia Sotomayor, and Elena Kagan participated in a forum with former Justice Sandra Day O’Connor in celebration of the 30th anniversary of Justice O’Connor’s nomination and confirmation to the Court. Sandra Day O’Connor was nominated by President Ronald Reagan in 1981 and confirmed by the U.S. Senate 99 to 0. She retired from the Court January 31, 2006.
The justices talked about the evolution of the confirmation process since Justice O’Connor’s nomination. their law careers, and civility among justices. They also shared funny anecdotes and their observations about serving on the Court. James Duff moderated this event in the Newseum’s Annenberg Theater.
10:27 pm HT Approx. 2 min. James Buchanan Memorial Historian Richard Norton Smith talked about the monument in Washington, D.C., to President James ... Historian Richard Norton Smith talked about the monument in Washington, D.C., to President James Buchanan, which was unveiled in Meridian Hill Park in 1930. Funds for the memorial were provided by the will of President Buchanan’s niece, Harriet Lane. She was renowned for having served as his White House hostess, and portions of a popular song dedicated to her, “Listen to the Mockingbird,” were played. Topics included President Buchanan’s career and the symbolism of the monument.
Date 2010.
10:29 pm HT Approx. 29 min. Book Discussion on The Mathew Brady Story and The Clara Barton Story Next is film produced in 1961 by the U.S. Army, titled, “Army Digest Number Eight.” ... Next is film produced in 1961 by the U.S. Army, titled, “Army Digest Number Eight.”
The film includes two programs. 
The first is titled The Mathew Brady Story and is about the famous Civil War photographer. Many photographs were shown.
The second is The Clara Barton Story about the founder of the American Red Cross. Video re-enactments were shown.
The film aired as part of “The Big Picture” series, produced from 1951 through 1971 and shown on ABC and in syndication from 1951 into the 1970s. The series focused on historic battles and figures in U.S. military history. It’s thirty minutes.
11:00 pm HT Approx. 51 min. Book Discussion on Secret Soldiers ; Philip Gerard discussed his latest book, Secret Soldiers: The Story of World War II’s ... Philip Gerard discussed his latest book, Secret Soldiers: The Story of World War II’s Heroic Army of Deception, published by Dutton. In it, Mr. Gerard writes about a once top-secret elite Army unit that used the tools of deception to save lives during World War II. He maintains that these men were not average soldiers. Their ranks included men such as designer Bill Blass, painter Ellsworth Kelly and a number of artists, engineers and musicians. Mr. Gerard outlines their mission as two-fold: to deceive the German Army into believing that the Allies possessed more troops than they actually did, and to draw enemy fire on their position in order to allow Allied troops to advance. There was a brief question-and-answer session following his presentation.
11:53 pm HT Approx. 1 min. Samuel Gompers Memorial Historian Richard Norton Smith talked about the monument in Washington, D.C., to Samuel Gompers, ... Historian Richard Norton Smith talked about the monument in Washington, D.C., to Samuel Gompers, founder of the American Federation of Labor (AFL). Topics included the sculptor, Robert Ingersoll Aitken, and the symbolism of the monument. 
Date 2010.
11:55 pm HT Approx. 1 hr. 2 min. Southern Women's Views of the North and Lincoln Victoria Ott talked about the views of young, Southern, upper-class women toward President Abraham ... Victoria Ott talked about the views of young, Southern, upper-class women toward President Abraham Lincoln and the North. Professor Ott is the author of Confederate Daughters: Coming of Age During the Civil War. She responded to questions from members of the audience.
“Southern Women View the North and Lincoln” was a program at the 16th annual Lincoln Forum Symposium, held November 17, 2011, at the Wyndham Hotel in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. "Lincoln and the Home Front: The Civil War Comes to Washington" was the second year of a five-year focus on the Civil War sesquicentennial.
12:57 am HT Approx. 1 min. Logan Circle Memorial Historian Richard Norton Smith talked about the career of Civil War General John A. Logan and his ... Historian Richard Norton Smith talked about the career of Civil War General John A. Logan and his monument in Logan Circle in Washington, D.C.
Date 2010.