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1:00 am HT Approx. 46 min. LIVE Open Phones Telephone lines were open for comments on a question related to President Obama’s statement ... Telephone lines were open for comments on a question related to President Obama’s statement in support of same-sex marriage: “Is President Obama’s support of same-sex marriage a "flip-flop” or an evolution?" 1:00 am HT Approx. 1 hr. 18 min. Book Discussion on Indomitable Will: LBJ in the Presidency ; ; Mark Updegrove, director of the Lyndon Baines Johnson Presidential Library and Museum, recounts ... Mark Updegrove, director of the Lyndon Baines Johnson Presidential Library and Museum, recounts the presidency of Lyndon Johnson. Sworn into office following the assassination of John F. Kennedy, President Johnson served for five years and signed 207 laws, including the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Voting Rights Act of 1965. Mr. Updegrove examines President Johnson’s legacy, which included his “War on Poverty” and civil rights legislation as well as the escalation of the Vietnam War that resulted in the loss of 36,000 U.S. soldiers by the end of Johnson’s presidency. Mark Updegrove spoke with John Avlon and responded to questions from members of the audience at this Kennedy Library Forum. 12:58 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.
1:48 am HT Approx. 44 min. LIVE Cell Phone Tracking and Privacy Rights ; Chris Calabrese talked about the practice of cell phone providers allowing law enforcement ... Chris Calabrese talked about the practice of cell phone providers allowing law enforcement officials access to location information gained by a phone’s GPS (global positioning system). A recent American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) report found that many police departments use cell phone tracking information, yet only a small number consistently obtain a warrant and demonstrate probable cause. Mr. Calabrese also responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. 2:19 am HT Approx. 1 hr. 34 min. Zora Neale Hurston's Their Eyes Were Watching God A panel of black women writers talked about Zora Neale Hurston and her novel Their Eyes Were ... A panel of black women writers talked about Zora Neale Hurston and her novel Their Eyes Were Watching God. They talked about the influence the book has had on African-American culture and the literary world as well as on their own lives. Lucy Anne Hurston moderated. They also responded to questions from members of the audience.
“Women Writers on the Horizon” was part of the celebration Honoring the 75th Anniversary of Zora Neale Hurston’s Their Eyes Were Watching God held at the Jerome L. Greene Performance Space.
Carl Hancock Rux and Ruben Santiago-Hudson are mis-identified on screen.
1:00 am HT Approx. 57 min. Q&A with Sean Wilentz ; Professor Wilentz talked about his writings and books. He is the author of a recent ... Professor Wilentz talked about his writings and books. He is the author of a recent Rolling Stone article, “The Worst President in History? One of America’s Leading Historians Assesses George W. Bush.” His most recent book is The Rise of American Democracy: Jefferson to Lincoln, published by W.W. Norton. Topics included the Clinton impeachment, standards for judging good and bad presidents, and U.S. politics.

The program was taped in the Pace University studios in New York City.
2:34 am HT Approx. 42 min. LIVE Constitution Party Presidential Nominee ; Former Representative Virgil Goode (R-VA( talked about his Constitution Party 2012 presidential ... Former Representative Virgil Goode (R-VA( talked about his Constitution Party 2012 presidential nomination for the Constitution Party on the first ballot. He also responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. Topics included his campaign platform, the Constitution Party, and his chances for winning. 4:00 am HT Approx. 1 hr. 4 min. Book Discussion on The Hunt for KSM ; Josh Meyer, former chief terrorism reporter for the Los Angeles Times, talked about the ... Josh Meyer, former chief terrorism reporter for the Los Angeles Times, talked about the decade-long search for Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, the mastermind behind the September 11, 2001, attacks. He was interviewed by his host, Peter Bergen, and responded to questions from members of the audience at the New America Foundation. 1:58 am 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.
3:19 am HT Approx. 21 min. LIVE Presidential Campaign Posters ; Ralph Eubanks talked about the Library of Congress' upcoming book publication, Presidential ... Ralph Eubanks talked about the Library of Congress' upcoming book publication, Presidential Campaign Posters From the Library of Congress. Throughout the program campaign posters were shown, and Mr. Eubanks responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. Topics included the evolution of campaign posters, and the influence of television. 5:16 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. 2:01 am HT Approx. 29 min. Civil War Defenses of Washington, D.C. Each week American Artifacts takes viewers into archives, museums and historic sites around the ... Each week American Artifacts takes viewers into archives, museums and historic sites around the country. 

At the outbreak of the Civil War in the spring of 1861, Washington, D.C., was lightly defended and vulnerable to attack, with only one fort located 12 miles south of the city and the Confederate state of Virginia just across the Potomac River. By 1865, the nation’s capital arguably had become the most fortified city in the world, with about 70 armed forts and batteries encircling the city. We visited three of the surviving forts with Dale Floyd, author of a study on the Civil War Defenses of Washington for the National Park Service.
3:42 am HT Approx. 17 min. Open Phones Phones were open for viewers to comment on the news of the week. Phones were open for viewers to comment on the news of the week. 6:31 am HT Approx. 30 min. After Words with Seth Jones ; The RAND analyst and author of In the Graveyard of Empires, documents the entire U.S. war ... The RAND analyst and author of In the Graveyard of Empires, documents the entire U.S. war against Al Qaida using recently declassified information from the CIA and the FBI, as well as interviews with current and former officials of the U.S. government. He discussed his findings with Associated Press intelligence reporter Kimberly Dozier. 2:31 am HT Approx. 1 hr. 11 min. Civil Rights and Presidents Kennedy and Johnson The John F. Kennedy Presidential Library convened a conference on the presidency and civil ... The John F. Kennedy Presidential Library convened a conference on the presidency and civil rights. In this discussion, panelists consider President Kennedy’s legacy and the evolution of his thinking and actions on civil rights. This program is just over one hour.
4:00 am HT Approx. 31 min. Newsmakers with Senator John Hoeven ; ; Senator John Hoeven (R-ND) talked about the work of the House and Senate Transportation Conference ... Senator John Hoeven (R-ND) talked about the work of the House and Senate Transportation Conference Committee on portions within the Surface Transportation Bill. He discussed the portions of the legislation dealing with energy, the Keystone Pipeline, U.S. energy development, and spending issues. 7:01 am HT Approx. 27 min. Book Discussion on A Government Out of Sight ; University of Virginia professor Brian Balogh talked about his book, A Government Out of Sight: ... University of Virginia professor Brian Balogh talked about his book, A Government Out of Sight: The Mystery of National Authority in Nineteenth-Century America. The interview, part of Book TV’s college series, was recorded at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville. 3:42 am HT Approx. 2 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.
5:38 am HT Approx. 53 min. Fiscal Year 2013 Defense Programs and Policies, Part 1 The House Armed Services Committee met to mark up the fiscal year 2013 National Defense ... The House Armed Services Committee met to mark up the fiscal year 2013 National Defense Authorization Act. The bill would authorize $554 billion for the Defense Department and national security programs, and $88 billion for overseas contingency operations. Among the topics they addressed were the detainee situation at Guantánamo Bay, U.S. relations with Pakistan and Iran, funding for missile defense, the impact of automatic defense cuts, and the acquisition of weapons. 
This was the first of four parts of the day-long hearing.
7:29 am HT Approx. 1 min. New Books Being Published 3:44 am HT Approx. 1 hr. 15 min. Origins of the Cold War College of the Ozarks professor David Dalton teaches an American history survey course that covers ... College of the Ozarks professor David Dalton teaches an American history survey course that covers colonization to the present. In this lecture, he used some slides as he discussed the origins of the Cold War following the end of World War II.
6:24 am HT Approx. 1 hr. 5 min. Rule Debate on the Sequester Replacement Bill House Rules Committee members debated the rule for consideration of a defense spending bill that ... House Rules Committee members debated the rule for consideration of a defense spending bill that would replace automatic defense cuts, know as sequestration, agreed to in previous budget legislation. 7:30 am HT Approx. 33 min. Book Discussion on Pendulum Swing ; Professor Larry Sabato talked about his book, Pendulum Swing, about the 2010 mid-term ... Professor Larry Sabato talked about his book, Pendulum Swing, about the 2010 mid-term elections and the regaining of power in the House of Representatives by the Republican Party. He also discussed his previous books that have covered national elections and weighed in on the election coming up that November. 
The interview, part of Book TV’s college series, was recorded at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville.
5:00 am HT Approx. 1 hr. 29 min. African-American Women and the Civil War Hari Jones, curator and assistant director of the African American Civil War Memorial and Museum ... Hari Jones, curator and assistant director of the African American Civil War Memorial and Museum in Washington, D.C., talked about the contributions of African-American women during the Civil War.
7:29 am HT Approx. 13 min. House Agenda Party leaders spoke about the legislative agenda in the House. Party leaders spoke about the legislative agenda in the House. 8:04 am HT Approx. 1 hr. 52 min. A Tribute to Christopher Hitchens A tribute was held for author Christopher Hitchens, who died on December 15, 2011. Numerous ... A tribute was held for author Christopher Hitchens, who died on December 15, 2011. Numerous speakers, including family, friends, and colleagues, spoke about their relationships and read excerpts from Christopher Hitchens' work. There were also a few slides and some music. The event was hosted by Vanity Fair magazine at the Great Hall of the Cooper Union in New York City. 6:31 am HT Approx. 30 min. Violence in the Pre-Civil War Congress ; ; Yale history professor Joanne Freeman and University of Chicago political science professor ... Yale history professor Joanne Freeman and University of Chicago political science professor William Howell are interviewed about acts of violence in the U.S. Congress leading up to the Civil War, and congressional checks on war powers in the modern era.
Professor Freeman is working on a book titled Field of Blood: Congressional Violence in Antebellum America. She documents at least 119 instances of violence on the House and Senate floors in the first half of the 19th century. Professor Howell has written about congressional checks on presidential war powers. The interview was recorded at the Organization of American Historians meeting in Milwaukee.
7:45 am HT Approx. 38 min. Defense Department Briefing ; Secretary Panetta and General Dempsey held a press briefing. Secretary Panetta began by ... Secretary Panetta and General Dempsey held a press briefing. Secretary Panetta began by calling on Congress to abide by the Budget Control Act of 2011 rather than passing the House Republican budget reconciliation bill. He warned that if Congress reverses the “tough decisions” the Defense Department has already made in its proposed budget, they risk potential gridlock and “could force the kind of trade-offs that could jeopardize our national defense.” Other topics included President Obama’s announced support of same-sex marriage, and the nomination of General Mark Welsh to replace retiring Air Force Chief of Staff Norton Schwartz. 9:59 am HT Approx. 1 hr. 10 min. Book Discussion on Island of Vice ; Richard Zacks recounts stories of New York City in the 1890s, the hub of America’s ... Richard Zacks recounts stories of New York City in the 1890s, the hub of America’s manufacturing and financial world as well as the home of an alternate economy, marked by casinos, brothels, and crime rings. These two worlds co-inhabited New York City until the election of Theodore Roosevelt as the city’s police commissioner in 1895. Mr. Zacks recalls the future president’s offensive against the city’s reputation as “Sin City” that entailed internal battles with Roosevelt’s police force and his appeal to two million New Yorkers to engage in other activities. Richard Zacks showed numerous illustrations during his presentation. Then he was interviewed b novelist Kevin Baker and responded to questions from members of the audience at this Tenement Talks presentation at the Tenement Museum in New York City. 7:02 am HT Approx. 1 hr. 6 min. Early Atlantic Exploration Northeastern History Professor William Fowler looks at early Atlantic exploration, Christopher ... Northeastern History Professor William Fowler looks at early Atlantic exploration, Christopher Columbus and the discovery of the Caribbean and the Americas.
8:23 am HT Approx. 4 min. Rick Maze on 2013 Defense Authorization Bill ; Rick Maze, Congressional Editor spoke via Skype about the defense authorization bill coming up for ... Rick Maze, Congressional Editor spoke via Skype about the defense authorization bill coming up for consideration in the House the next week. 11:15 am HT Approx. 36 min. Book Discussion on Richard G. Lugar, Statesman of the Senate ; John Shaw, congressional correspondent and vice president of Market News International, recounts ... John Shaw, congressional correspondent and vice president of Market News International, recounts the political career of six-term Republican Senator Richard Lugar from Indiana. Mr.Shaw focuses on Senator Lugar’s foreign policy work, from his chairmanship of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee to his deliberations on arms control. Mr. Shaw responded to questions from members of the audience at the Indiana Landmarks Center in Indianapolis. 8:08 am HT Approx. 48 min. Abundance in 1950s and 1960s America History professor Thomas Zeiler used slides as he lectured a class at the University of Colorado ... History professor Thomas Zeiler used slides as he lectured a class at the University of Colorado in Boulder on American abundance and prosperity in the 1950s and early-1960s.
8:28 am HT Approx. 1 hr. 7 min. Federal Reserve Reform, Congressional Panel Representatives Kevin Brady (R-TX) and Barney Frank (D-MA) testified on their differing ... Representatives Kevin Brady (R-TX) and Barney Frank (D-MA) testified on their differing legislative proposals to reform the Federal Reserve System. Representative Brady’s version included getting rid of the dual mandate of the Federal Reserve and allowing all 12 regional presidents to have a permanent vote in setting monetary policy, and would have the Federal Reserve monitor prices, specifically with the price of gold. Representative Frank’s bill would make Federal Reserve regional bank presidents more diverse and regional banks presidents would have to be confirmed by the Senate and president. 11:59 am HT Approx. 49 min. Book Discussion on Invading Mexico ; Joseph Wheelan explores the Mexican-American War of 1846 to 1848. The author chronicles President ... Joseph Wheelan explores the Mexican-American War of 1846 to 1848. The author chronicles President James Polk’s desire to acquire California via war and the popular dissent that followed the start of the war by the likes of John Quincy Adams, Henry David Thoreau, and Ralph Waldo Emerson. The United States declared war on Mexico on May 13, 1846. What became known as “Mr. Polk’s War” resulted in more than 500,000 square miles of new U.S. territory. Mr. Wheelan responded to questions from members of the audience. 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.
9:37 am HT Approx. 2 hr. 9 min. FBI Oversight Robert Mueller testified at an oversight hearing of the Federal Bureau of Investigation. He ... Robert Mueller testified at an oversight hearing of the Federal Bureau of Investigation. He urged Congress to renew federal surveillance authority (FISA) to prevent plots such as a recent al-Qaeda plan to blow up a U.S.- bound flight. He also talked about the negative impact of budget cuts and freezes, political correctness in training materials, and cyber terrorism concerns. 1:00 pm HT Approx. 59 min. Book Discussion on The Social Conquest of Earth ; Pulitzer Prize-winning biologist E.O. Wilson talked about his book on the rise and domination of ... Pulitzer Prize-winning biologist E.O. Wilson talked about his book on the rise and domination of Homo sapiens on Earth as he laid out a re-examination of fundamental questions of philosophy, religion, and science in human evolution in explaining how socially advanced species have come to dominate the Earth. He was interviewed by Steven Snyder and responded to questions from members of the audience at the Free Library of Philadelphia during this Meelya Gordon Memorial Lecture. 9:01 am HT Approx. 1 hr. 27 min. Alan Shepard Oral History Interview ; Alan Shepard was interviewed about his career. He was the first American in space, and also ... Alan Shepard was interviewed about his career. He was the first American in space, and also was the fifth person to walk on the moon. 
This interview was part of an oral history collection at the NASA Johnson Space Center. He was interviewed at his home in Pebble Beach, California, by Roy Neal on February 20, 1998, five months before his death from leukemia.
11:48 am HT Approx. 10 min. State Opening of Parliament In an annual ceremony at Westminster, Queen Elizabeth II convened the British Parliament and ... In an annual ceremony at Westminster, Queen Elizabeth II convened the British Parliament and delivered a speech prepared by her government. In her remarks she outlined the government’s legislative agenda which included financial and economic reforms, aid to families and children, employment legislation, and continued reforms in the House of Lords.
The program included BBC news commentary amid coverage of the pomp and circumstance of the official ceremony.
1:59 pm HT Approx. 58 min. Book Discussion on Power and Constraint Jack Goldsmith argues that while it is commonly held that the terrorist attacks on September 11, ... Jack Goldsmith argues that while it is commonly held that the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001, resulted in the executive branch obtaining unprecedented and unaccountable power, the reality is that Congress pushed back against executive power in significant ways and placed controls on the president that most people do not realize exist. This, he says, explains why President Obama has not made a major shift away from the counter-terrorism policies of the Bush administration. Professor Goldsmith was joined in discussion by three other Harvard University professors. The panelists also responded to questions from members of the audience. This Harvard Book Store event was held in the Brattle Theatre. 10:29 am HT Approx. 59 min. Women Veterans of the Persian Gulf War The Library of Congress Veterans History Project (VHP) commemorates Women s History Month with a ... The Library of Congress Veterans History Project (VHP) commemorates Women s History Month with a panel discussion on the contributions of women to the Persian Gulf War and the impact on women veterans in the more than 20 years since. Panelists and veterans Darlene Iskra, Julie Mock, Juanita Mullen and Gail Shillingford will share their experiences during the war and the impact of service on their lives. Lory Manning, director of the Women in the Military Project for the Women’s Research & Education Institute, will moderate the discussion.
12:00 pm HT Approx. 30 min. Newsmakers with Senator John Hoeven ; ; Senator John Hoeven (R-ND) talked about the work of the House and Senate Transportation Conference ... Senator John Hoeven (R-ND) talked about the work of the House and Senate Transportation Conference Committee on portions within the Surface Transportation Bill. He discussed the portions of the legislation dealing with energy, the Keystone Pipeline, U.S. energy development, and spending issues. 2:59 pm HT Approx. 57 min. After Words with Van Jones ; Rebuild the Dream details the strategy and action plan of the platform and online ... Rebuild the Dream details the strategy and action plan of the platform and online organization of the same name. It suggests initiatives for supporting the middle class and putting people back to work. Mr. Jones discussed the Contract for the American Dream and the campaign to restore economic stability for the 99 percent with USA Today's Jackie Kucinich. 11:29 am HT Approx. 1 hr. 30 min. Statecraft of President George H. W. Bush Philip Zelikow chaired a discussion of the statecraft of President George H.W. Bush. They ... Philip Zelikow chaired a discussion of the statecraft of President George H.W. Bush. They responded to questions from members of the audience.
“Bush’s Statecraft” was a panel at the President George H.W. Bush Oral History Symposium. This was a two-day event for the release of the oral history of President George H.W. Bush by the Miller Center for Public Affairs, in cooperation with the George Bush Presidential Library Foundation.
12:32 pm HT Approx. 8 min. Senator Dick Lugar Primary Concession Speech Senator Dick Lugar (R-IN) addressed supporters and conceded the primary election to challenger ... Senator Dick Lugar (R-IN) addressed supporters and conceded the primary election to challenger Richard Mourdock. 3:57 pm HT Approx. 1 min. New Books Being Published 1:00 pm HT Approx. 29 min. Civil War Defenses of Washington, D.C. Each week American Artifacts takes viewers into archives, museums and historic sites around the ... Each week American Artifacts takes viewers into archives, museums and historic sites around the country. 

At the outbreak of the Civil War in the spring of 1861, Washington, D.C., was lightly defended and vulnerable to attack, with only one fort located 12 miles south of the city and the Confederate state of Virginia just across the Potomac River. By 1865, the nation’s capital arguably had become the most fortified city in the world, with about 70 armed forts and batteries encircling the city. We visited three of the surviving forts with Dale Floyd, author of a study on the Civil War Defenses of Washington for the National Park Service.
12:41 pm HT Approx. 23 min. Richard Mourdock Primary Night Event Indiana State Treasurer Richard Mourdock spoke to supporters about his victory in the Indiana ... Indiana State Treasurer Richard Mourdock spoke to supporters about his victory in the Indiana Republican primary race for the U.S. Senate. He defeated incumbent Senator Richard Lugar. 3:59 pm HT Approx. 1 hr. 15 min. Book Discussion on Drift: The Unmooring of American Military Power Rachel Maddow talked about the embrace in the United States of perpetual war as a way of life and ... Rachel Maddow talked about the embrace in the United States of perpetual war as a way of life and looked at how views of war - and the business of war - have changed since Vietnam. She responded to questions from members of the audience in Chapin Auditorium at Mount Holyoke College in South Hadley, Massachusetts. 1:30 pm HT Approx. 1 hr. 10 min. Civil Rights and Presidents Kennedy and Johnson The John F. Kennedy Presidential Library convened a conference on the presidency and civil ... The John F. Kennedy Presidential Library convened a conference on the presidency and civil rights. In this discussion, panelists consider President Kennedy’s legacy and the evolution of his thinking and actions on civil rights. This program is just over one hour.
1:04 pm HT Approx. 20 min. Senators Kerry and Durbin on Senator Lugar Senators John Kerry (D-MA) and Dick Durbin (D-IL) paid tribute to Senator Dick Lugar (R-IN), who ... Senators John Kerry (D-MA) and Dick Durbin (D-IL) paid tribute to Senator Dick Lugar (R-IN), who was defeated in his state primary by a tea party movement candidate. 5:15 pm HT Approx. 40 min. Book Discussion on The Death of Liberalism R. Emmett Tyrrell, Jr., founder of The American Spectator, contends that modern liberalism ... R. Emmett Tyrrell, Jr., founder of The American Spectator, contends that modern liberalism is a flawed movement and void of answers to the day’s current political issues. In contrast, the author argues that conservatism has grown since the 1950s and presents his thoughts on the differences between the political ideologies. He also responded to questions from members of the audience at this Manhattan Institute Book Forum at the Harvard Club in New York City. 2:42 pm HT Approx. 1 min. Albert Einstein Memorial Historian Richard Norton Smith talked about the monument in Washington, D.C., to mathematician and ... Historian Richard Norton Smith talked about the monument in Washington, D.C., to mathematician and scientist Albert Einstein. The statue on the grounds of the National Academy of Science was dedicated April 22, 1979, near the centennial of his birth. Topics included the sculptor, Robert Berks, and the symbolism of the monument.
Date 2010.
1:24 pm HT Approx. 33 min. Indiana Senate Republican Primary Outcome ; ; Richard Mourdock talked about his victory against six-term Senator Dick Lugar in the Indiana ... Richard Mourdock talked about his victory against six-term Senator Dick Lugar in the Indiana Republican primary. Topics included same-sex marriage, partisanship and compromise, the federal government’s bailout of Chrysler, and federal and state spending. He also responded to telephone calls and electronic communications.
C-SPAN Radio’s Nancy Calo read news headlines at the end of the program.
6:00 pm HT Approx. 56 min. After Words with Van Jones ; Rebuild the Dream details the strategy and action plan of the platform and online ... Rebuild the Dream details the strategy and action plan of the platform and online organization of the same name. It suggests initiatives for supporting the middle class and putting people back to work. Mr. Jones discussed the Contract for the American Dream and the campaign to restore economic stability for the 99 percent with USA Today's Jackie Kucinich. 2:43 pm HT Approx. 1 hr. 15 min. Origins of the Cold War College of the Ozarks professor David Dalton teaches an American history survey course that covers ... College of the Ozarks professor David Dalton teaches an American history survey course that covers colonization to the present. In this lecture, he used some slides as he discussed the origins of the Cold War following the end of World War II.
2:00 pm HT Approx. 1 hr. 35 min. Q&A with Nancy Gibbs and Michael Duffy ; ; Nancy Gibbs and Michael Duffy discussed The Presidents Club: Inside the World’s Most ... Nancy Gibbs and Michael Duffy discussed The Presidents Club: Inside the World’s Most Exclusive Fraternity, their history of private and public relationships among modern American presidents dating back to Herbert Hoover. They described a townhouse purchased during the Nixon administration and located across from the White House that is used as an informal residence and meeting place for former presidents. The co-authors recounted instances of back channel communications between presidents, often from different political parties. They also described their research and writing duties for the book, and their early careers in journalism and influential teachers in their lives.
Nancy Gibbs is deputy managing editor at Time magazine and was named by the Chicago Tribune as one of the ten best magazine writers in the country. Michael Duffy is Time's Washington bureau chief. Their first book was The Preacher and The Presidents: Billy Graham in the White House.
7:00 pm HT Approx. 26 min. Book Discussion on A Government Out of Sight ; University of Virginia professor Brian Balogh talked about his book, A Government Out of Sight: ... University of Virginia professor Brian Balogh talked about his book, A Government Out of Sight: The Mystery of National Authority in Nineteenth-Century America. The interview, part of Book TV’s college series, was recorded at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville. 4:00 pm HT Approx. 29 min. Civil War Defenses of Washington, D.C. Each week American Artifacts takes viewers into archives, museums and historic sites around the ... Each week American Artifacts takes viewers into archives, museums and historic sites around the country. 

At the outbreak of the Civil War in the spring of 1861, Washington, D.C., was lightly defended and vulnerable to attack, with only one fort located 12 miles south of the city and the Confederate state of Virginia just across the Potomac River. By 1865, the nation’s capital arguably had become the most fortified city in the world, with about 70 armed forts and batteries encircling the city. We visited three of the surviving forts with Dale Floyd, author of a study on the Civil War Defenses of Washington for the National Park Service.
3:38 pm HT Approx. 21 min. Mitt Romney Commencement Address at Liberty University Former Governor Mitt Romney addressed Liberty University graduates at their 2012 commencement ... Former Governor Mitt Romney addressed Liberty University graduates at their 2012 commencement ceremony. He remarked on the values of home, education, service, and religious freedom.
During the ceremony honorary doctorate degrees were presented to Worth Harris Carter, Jr., S. Truett Cathy, and former Governor Mitt Romney.
7:27 pm HT Approx. 3 min. Publisher Interview: Intercollegiate Studies Institute ; Richard Brake talked about recent books published by the Intercollegiate Studies Institute.
He ...
Richard Brake talked about recent books published by the Intercollegiate Studies Institute.
He was interviewed while at the Conservative Political Action Conference, held February 9-11, 2012, at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel in Washington, D.C.
4:30 pm HT Approx. 1 hr. 10 min. Civil Rights and Presidents Kennedy and Johnson The John F. Kennedy Presidential Library convened a conference on the presidency and civil ... The John F. Kennedy Presidential Library convened a conference on the presidency and civil rights. In this discussion, panelists consider President Kennedy’s legacy and the evolution of his thinking and actions on civil rights. This program is just over one hour.
4:00 pm HT Approx. 15 min. Home Mortgage Loan Refinancing President Obama talked about his plan for home mortgage refinancing. He also gave an overview ... President Obama talked about his plan for home mortgage refinancing. He also gave an overview of his “To Do List” for Congress. He spoke from the home of Vale and Paul Keller, who had personally benefited from his refinancing changes. 7:30 pm HT Approx. 33 min. Book Discussion on Pendulum Swing ; Professor Larry Sabato talked about his book, Pendulum Swing, about the 2010 mid-term ... Professor Larry Sabato talked about his book, Pendulum Swing, about the 2010 mid-term elections and the regaining of power in the House of Representatives by the Republican Party. He also discussed his previous books that have covered national elections and weighed in on the election coming up that November. 
The interview, part of Book TV’s college series, was recorded at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville.
5:41 pm 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.
4:17 pm HT Approx. 41 min. Constitution Party Presidential Nominee ; Former Representative Virgil Goode (R-VA( talked about his Constitution Party 2012 presidential ... Former Representative Virgil Goode (R-VA( talked about his Constitution Party 2012 presidential nomination for the Constitution Party on the first ballot. He also responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. Topics included his campaign platform, the Constitution Party, and his chances for winning. 8:04 pm HT Approx. 47 min. Book Discussion on Dangerous Ambition, Rebecca West and Dorothy Thompson In a dual biography, Susan Hertog recounts the life of American journalist Dorothy Thompson ... In a dual biography, Susan Hertog recounts the life of American journalist Dorothy Thompson (1893-1961), the first female chief of a European news bureau and Rebecca West (1892-1983) a British historian, novelist, and journalist. The author reports that both women, friends for over forty years, had professional success in a pre-feminist world. However, their personal lives were taxed by difficult marriages, Thompson to novelist Sinclair Lewis and West to novelist H.G. Wells as well as strained relationships with their respective sons. Susan Hertog also responded to questions from members of the audience at the Boston Athenaeum. 5:43 pm HT Approx. 1 hr. 15 min. Origins of the Cold War College of the Ozarks professor David Dalton teaches an American history survey course that covers ... College of the Ozarks professor David Dalton teaches an American history survey course that covers colonization to the present. In this lecture, he used some slides as he discussed the origins of the Cold War following the end of World War II.
5:00 pm HT Approx. 1 hr. 35 min. Q&A with Nancy Gibbs and Michael Duffy ; ; Nancy Gibbs and Michael Duffy discussed The Presidents Club: Inside the World’s Most ... Nancy Gibbs and Michael Duffy discussed The Presidents Club: Inside the World’s Most Exclusive Fraternity, their history of private and public relationships among modern American presidents dating back to Herbert Hoover. They described a townhouse purchased during the Nixon administration and located across from the White House that is used as an informal residence and meeting place for former presidents. The co-authors recounted instances of back channel communications between presidents, often from different political parties. They also described their research and writing duties for the book, and their early careers in journalism and influential teachers in their lives.
Nancy Gibbs is deputy managing editor at Time magazine and was named by the Chicago Tribune as one of the ten best magazine writers in the country. Michael Duffy is Time's Washington bureau chief. Their first book was The Preacher and The Presidents: Billy Graham in the White House.
8:59 pm HT Approx. 56 min. After Words with Van Jones ; Rebuild the Dream details the strategy and action plan of the platform and online ... Rebuild the Dream details the strategy and action plan of the platform and online organization of the same name. It suggests initiatives for supporting the middle class and putting people back to work. Mr. Jones discussed the Contract for the American Dream and the campaign to restore economic stability for the 99 percent with USA Today's Jackie Kucinich. 6:58 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.
6:37 pm HT Approx. 1 hr. 11 min. British Phone-Hacking Investigation, Andy Coulson Testimony ; ; Andy Coulson testified about his knowledge of phone-hacking practices at the now-defunct British ... Andy Coulson testified about his knowledge of phone-hacking practices at the now-defunct British tabloid, News of the World, where he served as editor from 2003-2007. Mr. Coulson later served as the communications director for British Prime Minister David Cameron from 2010-11.
Prime Minister David Cameron appointed Lord Justice Leveson on July 13, 2011, to investigate the role of the press and police in the phone-hacking scandal surrounding the defunct British newspaper News of the World. The hearings were divided into four modules, or phases: 1) the relationship between the press and the public, and phone-hacking and other potentially illegal acts 2) relationships between the press and police 3) the relationship between press and politicians 4) recommendations for improved policy and regulation.
10:00 pm HT Approx. 1 hr. 7 min. Book Discussion on Permanent Emergency ; Kip Hawley, former administrator of the Transportation Security Agency, presents his thoughts on ... Kip Hawley, former administrator of the Transportation Security Agency, presents his thoughts on how to re-imagine the United States' transportation security efforts. Mr. Hawley argues for a shift from the current restrictions on numerous items for air travel to a focus on larger destructive devices and observance of passenger behavior. Mr. Hawley was interviewed by Frank Cilluffo and responded to questions from members of the audience at this Policy and Research Forum of the Homeland Security Policy Institute at George Washington University in Washington, D.C. 7:00 pm HT Approx. 54 min. Book Discussion on King of the Lobby ; Kathryn Jacob, curator of manuscripts at Harvard University’s Schlesinger Library, recalls ... Kathryn Jacob, curator of manuscripts at Harvard University’s Schlesinger Library, recalls the political life of Sam Ward who during the mid-19th century was the most powerful lobbyist in Washington, DC.  Ward, named the “King of the Lobby” was known for his interest in fine food and wine, which he shared with congressmen in the hopes of influencing their votes.  Ms. Jacob reports that many politicians of the time felt that special interests would lead to the demise of democratic government and the press were equally critical of Sam Ward’s lobbying.  Kathryn Jacob discussed her book at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C.
7:50 pm HT Approx. 1 hr. 41 min. British Phone-Hacking Investigation, Rebekah Brooks Testimony, Part 2 ; ; Former News of the World Chief Executive Rebekah Brooks testified at a hearing on the ... Former News of the World Chief Executive Rebekah Brooks testified at a hearing on the phone-hacking scandal surrounding the defunct British newspaper. This portion included questions on Ms. Brooks relationship with Prime Minister David Cameron and the Sun's decision to support the Conservative Party in the general election, and her influence over politicians.
Prime Minister David Cameron appointed Lord Justice Leveson on July 13, 2011, to investigate the role of the press and police in the phone-hacking scandal surrounding the defunct British newspaper News of the World. The hearings were divided into four modules, or phases: 1) the relationship between the press and the public, and phone-hacking and other potentially illegal acts 2) relationships between the press and police 3) the relationship between press and politicians 4) recommendations for improved policy and regulation.
11:13 pm HT Approx. 1 min. New Books Being Published 7:56 pm HT Approx. 1 hr. Book Discussion on Report into the Loss of the SS Titanic: A Centennial Reappraisal ; The Titanic sank into the Atlantic Ocean after striking an iceberg 100 years ago on April 15, ... The Titanic sank into the Atlantic Ocean after striking an iceberg 100 years ago on April 15, 1912. Of those onboard, 1,496 perished and 712 were saved. To mark this centennial anniversary, author Samuel Halpern spoke at the National Archives about the findings of a modern day report into perhaps the 20th century’s most storied disaster at sea. This program is about one hour.
9:31 pm HT Approx. 1 hr. 3 min. British Phone-Hacking Investigation, Rebekah Brooks Testimony, Part 3 ; ; Former News of the World Chief Executive Rebekah Brooks testified at a hearing on the ... Former News of the World Chief Executive Rebekah Brooks testified at a hearing on the phone-hacking scandal surrounding the defunct British newspaper. This portion included questions on Ms. Brooks' relationship former Prime Minister Gordon Brown and her role in the BskyB bid. 
Prime Minister David Cameron appointed Lord Justice Leveson on July 13, 2011, to investigate the role of the press and police in the phone-hacking scandal surrounding the defunct British newspaper News of the World. The hearings were divided into four modules, or phases: 1) the relationship between the press and the public, and phone-hacking and other potentially illegal acts 2) relationships between the press and police 3) the relationship between press and politicians 4) recommendations for improved policy and regulation.
11:15 pm HT Approx. 1 hr. 34 min. Book Discussion on James Madison and the Making of America Kevin Gutzman recounted the legislative career of James Madison, which he called the most ... Kevin Gutzman recounted the legislative career of James Madison, which he called the most under-emphasized aspect of his career. Professor Gutzman contends that Madison’s political life was complicated and marked by his contrarian ideas about the need for the Bill of Rights and the failings of the U.S. Constitution, two documents that he assisted in drafting, and his thoughts on the negative impact of political parties. He responded to questions from members of the audience at the Mid-Manhattan Branch of the New York Public Library in New York City. 8:57 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.
10:35 pm HT Approx. 45 min. Federal Support for Financial Institutions Witnesses testified about use of the “Volker rule” to stop federally insured banks ... Witnesses testified about use of the “Volker rule” to stop federally insured banks from making speculative investments for their own profit. Mr. Volker testified that regulators must continue their efforts to shore up the nearly $3 trillion money market mutual fund industry, warning of its lingering vulnerabilities. 9:00 pm HT Approx. 57 min. Q&A with Sean Wilentz ; Professor Wilentz talked about his writings and books. He is the author of a recent ... Professor Wilentz talked about his writings and books. He is the author of a recent Rolling Stone article, “The Worst President in History? One of America’s Leading Historians Assesses George W. Bush.” His most recent book is The Rise of American Democracy: Jefferson to Lincoln, published by W.W. Norton. Topics included the Clinton impeachment, standards for judging good and bad presidents, and U.S. politics.

The program was taped in the Pace University studios in New York City.
11:22 pm HT Approx. 59 min. Q&A with Nancy Gibbs and Michael Duffy ; ; Nancy Gibbs and Michael Duffy discussed The Presidents Club: Inside the World’s Most ... Nancy Gibbs and Michael Duffy discussed The Presidents Club: Inside the World’s Most Exclusive Fraternity, their history of private and public relationships among modern American presidents dating back to Herbert Hoover. They described a townhouse purchased during the Nixon administration and located across from the White House that is used as an informal residence and meeting place for former presidents. The co-authors recounted instances of back channel communications between presidents, often from different political parties. They also described their research and writing duties for the book, and their early careers in journalism and influential teachers in their lives.
Nancy Gibbs is deputy managing editor at Time magazine and was named by the Chicago Tribune as one of the ten best magazine writers in the country. Michael Duffy is Time's Washington bureau chief. Their first book was The Preacher and The Presidents: Billy Graham in the White House.
9:58 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.
10:01 pm HT Approx. 1 hr. 27 min. Alan Shepard Oral History Interview ; Alan Shepard was interviewed about his career. He was the first American in space, and also ... Alan Shepard was interviewed about his career. He was the first American in space, and also was the fifth person to walk on the moon. 
This interview was part of an oral history collection at the NASA Johnson Space Center. He was interviewed at his home in Pebble Beach, California, by Roy Neal on February 20, 1998, five months before his death from leukemia.
11:29 pm HT Approx. 59 min. Women Veterans of the Persian Gulf War The Library of Congress Veterans History Project (VHP) commemorates Women s History Month with a ... The Library of Congress Veterans History Project (VHP) commemorates Women s History Month with a panel discussion on the contributions of women to the Persian Gulf War and the impact on women veterans in the more than 20 years since. Panelists and veterans Darlene Iskra, Julie Mock, Juanita Mullen and Gail Shillingford will share their experiences during the war and the impact of service on their lives. Lory Manning, director of the Women in the Military Project for the Women’s Research & Education Institute, will moderate the discussion.
12:29 am HT Approx. 1 hr. 30 min. Statecraft of President George H. W. Bush Philip Zelikow chaired a discussion of the statecraft of President George H.W. Bush. They ... Philip Zelikow chaired a discussion of the statecraft of President George H.W. Bush. They responded to questions from members of the audience.
“Bush’s Statecraft” was a panel at the President George H.W. Bush Oral History Symposium. This was a two-day event for the release of the oral history of President George H.W. Bush by the Miller Center for Public Affairs, in cooperation with the George Bush Presidential Library Foundation.