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2:00 am HT Approx. 45 min. LIVE Open Phones ; Telephone lines were open for viewer comments on President Obama’s claim that voters gave ... Telephone lines were open for viewer comments on President Obama’s claim that voters gave him a mandate in favor of higher taxes on the rich. 
Josh Gerstein spoke by phone about the resignation of David Petraeus, CIA Acting Director Michael Morell, and who might be picked to lead the agency long-term.
1:06 am HT Approx. 57 min. Political Unrest in Syria and Egypt Professors Marc Lynch, Jen’nan Read and Shibley Telhami discussed the ongoing violence in ... Professors Marc Lynch, Jen’nan Read and Shibley Telhami discussed the ongoing violence in Syria and challenges in Egypt after the revolution. This was part of a national security conference hosted by the the World Affairs Councils of America. 1:30 am HT Approx. 33 min. Congressional Agenda for President Obama's Second Term Panelists previewed the congressional agenda and Congress' relationship with President Obama in ... Panelists previewed the congressional agenda and Congress' relationship with President Obama in light of the 2012 election results. Former Labor Secretary Elaine Chao questioned President Obama’s math in his tax increase proposal, saying that it would not close the debt gap.
“The Day After: The 2012 Election Debrief” was held by the National Journal in the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center Atrium Ballroom.
2:49 am HT Approx. 43 min. LIVE Future of the Tea Party Movement ; Amy Kremer discussed the impact of the tea party movement on the 2012 election, and the future of ... Amy Kremer discussed the impact of the tea party movement on the 2012 election, and the future of the movement and the rest of the Republican Party. Topics included U.S. fiscal policy, American’s for Prosperity’s Grover Norqiust, and finding common ground between the two political parties. Ms. Kremer also responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. 2:04 am HT Approx. 55 min. U.S. Economic Competitiveness ; ; Steven Rattner, former counselor to the Obama Administration, and the State Department’s ... Steven Rattner, former counselor to the Obama Administration, and the State Department’s Chief Economist Heidi Crebo-Rediker spoke at the World Affairs Councils of America’s national conference. Mr Rattner discussed the auto bailout, saying that addressing the “fiscal cliff,” the impending tax increases and budget cuts at the end of 2012 if Congress fails to agree on a new budget, is crucial to the nation’s economic health now and in the future. Ms. Crebo-Rediker discussed attracting foreign companies and job creation. She argued that one of the great opportunities is shale gas and an abundant low-price gas supply. Part of a national security conference Friday hosted by the World Affairs Councils of America. 2:07 am HT Approx. 52 min. African-American Voters and the 2012 Election ; One day after the 2012 presidential election, David Bositis talked about the impact of the ... One day after the 2012 presidential election, David Bositis talked about the impact of the African-American vote during the 2012 election and examined what the outcome of the election could mean for minority communities in the U.S. His studies said that President Obama’s margin of victory came from the black vote in the swing state of Ohio. He responded to questions from members of the audience at the a luncheon meeting at the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies.
3:34 am HT Approx. 44 min. LIVE 2012 Election and the Fiscal Cliff ; Ira Shapiro talked about the impact of the 2012 election on the Senate and prospects for ... Ira Shapiro talked about the impact of the 2012 election on the Senate and prospects for compromise on pending issues, especially “fiscal cliff” impending tax increases and budget cuts at the end of 2012 if Congress cannot agree on a new budget. Mr. Shapiro also responded to telephone calls and electronic communications and discussed his book, The Last Great Senate: Courage and Statesmanship in Times of Crisis. 3:01 am HT Approx. 58 min. Book Discussion on Bill and Hillary ; Author William Chafe, history professor at Duke University, discussed his book, Bill and ... Author William Chafe, history professor at Duke University, discussed his book, Bill and Hillary: The Politics of the Personal, in which he examines how Bill and Hillary Clinton’s personal relationship has affected their political lives. Mr. Chafe recounts the couple’s marriage and describes how each partner assisted in the other’s career gains. William Chafe spoke at the Kansas City Public Library in Kansas City, Missouri. 3:00 am HT Approx. 46 min. Mary Garber Oral History Interview, Part 2 ; Mary Garber went to work as a society editor at North Carolina’s Winston-Salem Journal in ... Mary Garber went to work as a society editor at North Carolina’s Winston-Salem Journal in 1940, then transferred to sports in 1946 for a life-long career. She recalled her love of sports reporting, the discrimination she faced as a woman, and her determination to cover black high school athletes in the segregated South.
This program is the second half of a two-part interview.
This oral history interview was conducted by Diane Gentry on November 4, 1990, for the Washington Press Club Foundation as part of its oral history project “Women in Journalism.” The interview was conducted in Ms. Garber’s home in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.
4:21 am HT Approx. 39 min. LIVE Marijuana Legalization Ballot Initiatives in 2012 ; ; Robert Capecchi and former Representative Ernest Istook (R-OK) talked about 2012 ballot ... Robert Capecchi and former Representative Ernest Istook (R-OK) talked about 2012 ballot initiatives to legalize marijuana use that passed in Colorado and Washington but failed in Oregon. Topics included the merits of legalizing marijuana, how the federal government would deal with new conflicting state laws, and how some states regulate marijuana for medical use. 4:01 am HT Approx. 2 hr. 59 min. In Depth with Kenneth Davis ; Author Kenneth Davis talked about his body of work and his newest book, Don’t Know Much ... Author Kenneth Davis talked about his body of work and his newest book, Don’t Know Much About the American Presidents. He answered questions from viewers via telephone and electronic communications. Mr. Davis was also the author of eight other books in the Don’t Know Much About... series as well as the book, America’s Hidden History. 3:48 am HT Approx. 8 min. Vermont's State Archives' Eugenics Movement Collection Vermont state archivist Tanya Marshall talked about the history of the eugenics movement in ... Vermont state archivist Tanya Marshall talked about the history of the eugenics movement in Vermont and a study conducted by a University of Vermont professor interested in eliminating “defective” traits in Vermonters.
C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles (LCVs) made a stop in their “2012 LCV Cities Tour” in Montpelier, Vermont, on October 8-11 to feature the history and literary life of the community. Working with the Comcast Cable local affiliate, they visited literary and historic sites where local historians, authors, and civic leaders were interviewed. 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.
5:01 am HT Approx. 21 min. Tim Kaine Victory Speech Former Governor Tim Kaine (D) reacted to winning the Virginia Senate race against former Senator ... Former Governor Tim Kaine (D) reacted to winning the Virginia Senate race against former Senator George Allen (R). 7:03 am HT Approx. 1 hr. 1 min. Book Discussion on Into Dust and Fire Rachel Cox recounted the decision by five men, including her Uncle Rob Cox, to leave their Ivy ... Rachel Cox recounted the decision by five men, including her Uncle Rob Cox, to leave their Ivy League schools and join the British Army in the spring of 1941, six months prior to Pearl Harbor and America’s involvement in World War II. The author reported on the experiences of the five Americans who were assigned to the 7th Armored Division of the British Eighth Army on the North African front. Rachel Cox spoke at Northshire Bookstore in Manchester Center, Vermont. 4:01 am HT Approx. 1 hr. 7 min. Book Discussion on Let There Be Light Hollywood director John Huston recorded a documentary film for the U.S. Army depicting ... Hollywood director John Huston recorded a documentary film for the U.S. Army depicting psychological combat trauma and efforts to treat returning World War II veterans. The film was not seen by the public until 1980, and has been restored by the National Archives. Prior to the film, David Culbert, history professor at Louisiana State University, discussed the film’s history.
5:23 am HT Approx. 9 min. George Allen Concession Speech Former Senator George Allen (R) reacted to losing the Virginia Senate race against former Governor ... Former Senator George Allen (R) reacted to losing the Virginia Senate race against former Governor Tim Kaine (D). 8:17 am HT Approx. 58 min. Book Discussion on All In: The Education of General Petraeus ; ; Former Army officer Paula Broadwell talked about David Petraeus' military career and his impact on ... Former Army officer Paula Broadwell talked about David Petraeus' military career and his impact on the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. General Petraeus gave her access to himself and his team for the book. She was joined by her co-author Vernon Loeb in responding to questions from members of the audience at Politics and Prose in Washington, D.C. 5:11 am HT Approx. 54 min. War In Europe Two World War II veterans and a former Army nurse who helped liberate German concentration camps ... Two World War II veterans and a former Army nurse who helped liberate German concentration camps described the chaos and destruction they witnessed in Europe during the war. This event was from the American Veterans Center’s 15th Annnual Conference in Washington, DC.
5:33 am HT Approx. 12 min. Elizabeth Warren Victory Speech Elizabeth Warren (D) reacted to winning the Massachusetts Senate race against Senator Scott Brown ... Elizabeth Warren (D) reacted to winning the Massachusetts Senate race against Senator Scott Brown (R). 9:16 am HT Approx. 7 min. Book Discussion on Viper Pilot Author and retired Air Force Lieutenant Colonel Dan Hampton discussed his book, Viper Pilot: A ... Author and retired Air Force Lieutenant Colonel Dan Hampton discussed his book, Viper Pilot: A Memoir of Air Combat. Mr. Hampton talked about his experiences in the U.S. Air Force from 1986 to 2006, during which time he flew more than 150 combat missions. He flew missions during the Iraq War, the Kosovo conflict, and first Gulf War, and received four Distinguished Flying Crosses with Valor, a Purple Heart, and eight Air Medals with Valor during his career. 6:07 am HT Approx. 52 min. Korean War Veterans Three Korean War veterans representing the Navy, Air Force, and Army talked about why they joined ... Three Korean War veterans representing the Navy, Air Force, and Army talked about why they joined the military and reflected on their wartime experiences. 
This event was from the American Veterans Center’s 15th annual conference.
5:46 am HT Approx. 14 min. Scott Brown Concession Speech Senator Scott Brown (R-MA) reacted to losing the Massachusetts Senate race against Elizabeth ... Senator Scott Brown (R-MA) reacted to losing the Massachusetts Senate race against Elizabeth Warren (D). 9:24 am HT Approx. 1 min. Weekly Book Releases 11/10/12 A list of new books being released the week of November 10, 2012 A list of new books being released the week of November 10, 2012 7:00 am HT Approx. 47 min. Book Discussion on Last Men Out ; Bob Drury recounted the final thirty-six hours of the American withdrawal from Vietnam on April ... Bob Drury recounted the final thirty-six hours of the American withdrawal from Vietnam on April 29, 1975. Mr. Drury profiled eleven Marine Corps Security Guards who oversaw the final evacuees and were the last to depart from the roof of the American embassy in Saigon. Mr. Drury showed slides during his presentation and responded to questions from members of the audience.
6:01 am HT Approx. 8 min. Claire McCaskill Victory Speech Senator Claire McCaskill (D) reacted to winning the Missouri Senate race against Representative ... Senator Claire McCaskill (D) reacted to winning the Missouri Senate race against Representative Todd Akin (R). 9:26 am HT Approx. 5 min. The Courage to Hope ; Shirley Sherrod, former U.S.D.A. Georgia state director of Rural Development, recalls the ... Shirley Sherrod, former U.S.D.A. Georgia state director of Rural Development, recalls the controversy that ensued after conservative blogger Andrew Breitbart released a clip taken from a speech Ms. Sherrod delivered to the Georgia NAACP. The clip made it appear that Ms. Sherrod was guilty of racial prejudice and on July 19, 2010, she was asked to resign her position. It later became apparent that the video included selectively excerpted pieces from the speech and Sherrod’s critics and the Obama administration apologized for their rush to judgment. Shirley Sherrod was offered another position in the Agriculture Department, which she declined. Ms. Sherrod was interviewed by Esther Armah and responded to questions submitted by members of the audience at this “Between the Lines” event at the Schomburg Center in New York City. 7:50 am HT Approx. 1 hr. 9 min. Creation of the Electoral College and Chief Executive ; Author Ray Raphael chronicled the debate at the Constitutional Convention over who should elect ... Author Ray Raphael chronicled the debate at the Constitutional Convention over who should elect the U.S. president. He also described the arguments made by George Washington, James Madison, and lesser-known delegates on the scope of the president’s power. He also responded to questions from the audience. Raphael’s most recent book is Mr. President: How and Why the Founders Created a Chief Executive. The David Library of the American Revolution in Washington Crossing, Pennsylvania hosted.
6:09 am HT Approx. 8 min. Todd Akin Concession Speech Representative Todd Akin (R) reacted to losing the Missouri Senate race against Senator Claire ... Representative Todd Akin (R) reacted to losing the Missouri Senate race against Senator Claire McCaskill (D). 9:32 am HT Approx. 1 hr. 1 min. Book Discussion on God Believes in Love Gene Robinson, the bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of New Hampshire and the first openly-gay ... Gene Robinson, the bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of New Hampshire and the first openly-gay person elected to the episcopate, talked about his book, God Believes in Love: Straight Talk About Gay Marriage, in which he presented his argument for gay marriage. He spoke at the Brattle Theater in Cambridge, Massachusetts and responded to questions from the audience. 9:00 am HT Approx. 57 min. Q&A with Mitt Romney ; Governor Mitt Romney was interviewed about his possible candidacy for president in 2008, his ... Governor Mitt Romney was interviewed about his possible candidacy for president in 2008, his experiences as governor of Massachusetts and his political philosophy. Topics included his decision not to run again for governor, working in his father’s political campaigns, serving as a Mormon missionary, campaign financing, and leadership.
6:19 am HT Approx. 18 min. Tammy Baldwin Victory Speech Representative Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) reacted to winning the Wisconsin Senate race against former ... Representative Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) reacted to winning the Wisconsin Senate race against former Governor Tommy Thompson. 10:45 am HT Approx. 1 min. Fairs and Festivals 11-8-12 A list of upcoming book fairs and festivals as of November 8, 2012. A list of upcoming book fairs and festivals as of November 8, 2012. 10:00 am HT Approx. 30 min. Amelia Earhart Exhibit The Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery is commemorating the 75th anniversary of Amelia ... The Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery is commemorating the 75th anniversary of Amelia Earhart’s disappearance on an around-the-world flight. She was called “Lady Lindy” after pioneering aviator Charles Lindbergh, and the mystery surrounding her loss continues to fascinate Americans. We visited the exhibit “One Life: Amelia Earhart,” which chronicles her much-photographed life and exploits.
6:38 am HT Approx. 16 min. Tommy Thompson Concession Speech Former Governor Tommy Thompson reacted to the results of the Wisconsin Senate race.*Representative ... Former Governor Tommy Thompson reacted to the results of the Wisconsin Senate race.*Representative Tammy Baldwin was his opponent. 10:47 am HT Approx. 53 min. Book Discussion on Pat Nixon ; Mary Brennan, history professor at Texas State University, talked about her book, Pat Nixon: ... Mary Brennan, history professor at Texas State University, talked about her book, Pat Nixon: Embattled First Lady, in which she recounts the life of former First Lady Pat Nixon (1912-1993).The author utilized Mrs. Nixon’s recently-released papers to examine the personal and professional life of the private first lady. She spoke at the Nixon Presidential Library and Museum in Yorba Linda, California. 10:30 am HT Approx. 44 min. World War II Veterans Mark Victory over Japan Day U.S. and Japanese Veterans of World War II spoke at an event marking Victory over Japan ... U.S. and Japanese Veterans of World War II spoke at an event marking Victory over Japan Day. Fiske Hanley, a B-29 crew member shot down on his 7th mission over Japan, and Bill Nagase, who was a 14 year old Kamikaze pilot, spoke about their experiences at the end of the war, and subsequent meeting during the 1970s, ans subsequent friendship. They responded to questions from the audience.
6:54 am HT Approx. 3 min. Joe Donnelly Victory Speech Representative Joe Donnelly (D) reacted to winning the Indiana Senate race. Richard Mourdock ... Representative Joe Donnelly (D) reacted to winning the Indiana Senate race. Richard Mourdock was his opponent. 11:46 am HT Approx. 42 min. Book Discussion on A Patriot's History of the Modern World ; Larry Schweikart, history professor at the University of Dayton, talked about his book, A ... Larry Schweikart, history professor at the University of Dayton, talked about his book, A Patriot’s History of the Modern World, in which he presented a history of America’s global participation and influence from 1898-1945. He said that during this time the United States introduced numerous political, cultural, and economic ideas to the rest of the world. He spoke at the Heritage Foundation in Washington, D.C. and responded to questions from the audience. 11:16 am HT Approx. 1 hr. 43 min. Overview of World War II History Professor Gary Ostrower of Alfred University in New York examined the origins of World War ... History Professor Gary Ostrower of Alfred University in New York examined the origins of World War II and discussed the war’s major battles and turning points. He also detailed the tactics and weaponry used, and the resulting casualties. The class is from a course on Modern Western History. He responded to questions from students.
6:58 am HT Approx. 6 min. Richard Mourdock Concession Speech Richard Mourdock (R) reacted to losing the Indiana Senate race to Representative Joe Donnelly (D), ... Richard Mourdock (R) reacted to losing the Indiana Senate race to Representative Joe Donnelly (D), his opponent.  12:29 pm HT Approx. 1 min. Weekly Book Releases 11/10/12 A list of new books being released the week of November 10, 2012 A list of new books being released the week of November 10, 2012 1:01 pm HT Approx. 1 hr. 6 min. Military Executions in Stonewall Jackson's Command Peter Carmichael looked at the military executions in General Thomas “Stonewall” ... Peter Carmichael looked at the military executions in General Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson’s command. He talked about the different forms of punishment used under Jackson’s leadership in 1862, and the reactions of Confederate soldiers to these measures. He also responded to questions from the audience.
7:07 am HT Approx. 9 min. Senator Bob Casey Victory Speech Democratic Senator Bob Casey reacted to winning his re-election contest for the ... Democratic Senator Bob Casey reacted to winning his re-election contest for the Pennsylvania’s Senate seat against Republican challenger Tom Smith.*He spoke to supporters at his election night headquarters at the Hilton Hotel in Scranton. 12:31 pm HT Approx. 17 min. Book Discussion on The Voluntourist ; Author Ken Budd talked about his book, The Voluntourist: A Six-Country Tale of Love, Loss, ... Author Ken Budd talked about his book, The Voluntourist: A Six-Country Tale of Love, Loss, Fatherhood, Fate, and Singing Bon Jovi in Bethlehem, in which he explains why he decided to take vacations involving volunteer work in the U.S. and around the world. Mr. Budd was interviewed at the “Fall for the Book” festival, held at George Mason University in Fairfax, VA. 2:10 pm HT Approx. 49 min. Declaration of Independence ; Alexander Tsesis talked about his book For Liberty and Equality: The Life and Times of the ... Alexander Tsesis talked about his book For Liberty and Equality: The Life and Times of the Declaration of Independence, a history of the Declaration of Independence from its creation in 1776 to the present. The book examined the numerous ways the document had influenced American politics, laws, and society. He also responded to questions from the audience.
7:17 am HT Approx. 6 min. Linda McMahon Concession Speech Linda McMahon reacted to losing the Connecticut Senate race against Representative Christopher ... Linda McMahon reacted to losing the Connecticut Senate race against Representative Christopher Murphy (D). 12:59 pm HT Approx. 57 min. Book Discussion on Vindicating the Founders ; Professor West talked about his new book, Vindicating the Founders: Race, Sex, Class and ... Professor West talked about his new book, Vindicating the Founders: Race, Sex, Class and Justice in the Origins of America, published by Rowman and Littlefield. In his book he proposes to contradict the many myths that surround the nation’s Founding Fathers insofar as their reluctance to “practice what they preached” in dealing with issues of holding slaves and equal justice for all. Mr. West contends that the founding fathers were sincere in their belief in universal human rights and democracy. He talked about the teaching of history, particularly with regard to how the Founding Fathers are portrayed today. 3:01 pm HT Approx. 1 hr. 15 min. Vietnam Veterans Meredith Lair, history professor at George Mason University, spoke to college students about the ... Meredith Lair, history professor at George Mason University, spoke to college students about the treatment of soldiers returning from the Vietnam War and looked at the accuracy of accounts of Vietnam Veterans being “spat upon” by anti-war activists. This class is from a course called “Legacies of the Vietnam War” and took place at George Mason University in Virginia. Throughout the lecture she answered questions from students.
7:23 am HT Approx. 10 min. Richard Carmona Concession Speech Richard Carmona (D) reacted to losing the race for Arizona’s Senate seat to Representative ... Richard Carmona (D) reacted to losing the race for Arizona’s Senate seat to Representative Jeff Flake (R-AZ). He spoke to supporters at an election watch party at Marriott Tucson University Park. 1:57 pm HT Approx. 1 min. Fairs and Festivals 11-8-12 A list of upcoming book fairs and festivals as of November 8, 2012. A list of upcoming book fairs and festivals as of November 8, 2012. 4:16 pm HT Approx. 42 min. Jewish-American Revolutionary War Financier ; David Cowen talked about Haym Salomon, a Jewish-American Revolutionary War financier. In ... David Cowen talked about Haym Salomon, a Jewish-American Revolutionary War financier. In 1976, the United States honored Haym Salomon with a stamp with an inscription on the reverse side said “Financial Hero.” Businessman and broker Haym Salomon was responsible for raising most of the money needed to finance the American Revolution and later to save the new nation from collapse. Mr. Cowen also responded to questions from the audience.
7:35 am HT Approx. 59 min. 2012 Election and the Lame-Duck Congress Panelists talked about issues facing the lame-duck session of the 112th Congress, as well as what ... Panelists talked about issues facing the lame-duck session of the 112th Congress, as well as what the first 100 days of the 113th could include. They focused on the “fiscal cliff,” the impending tax increases and budget cuts at the end of 2012 triggered by the debt ceiling agreement if Congress can not reach a new budget agreement. Other topics included the Senate farm bill and cybersecurity legislation.
“Focus on the Lame Duck and New Congress” was a panel of CQ Roll Call’s “"Election Impact Conference,” held in the Ronald Reagan Building.
2:02 pm HT Approx. 14 min. Book Discussion on Wandering Souls ; Professor Wayne Karlin discussed his book, Wandering Souls: Journeys With the Dead and the ... Professor Wayne Karlin discussed his book, Wandering Souls: Journeys With the Dead and the Living in Viet Nam, an account of a U.S. soldier’s journey to return a notebook taken from a North Vietnamese soldier he killed during the Vietnam war. This interview was recorded at the Fall for the Book Festival on the campus of George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia. 5:00 pm HT Approx. 1 hr. 6 min. Military Executions in Stonewall Jackson's Command Peter Carmichael looked at the military executions in General Thomas “Stonewall” ... Peter Carmichael looked at the military executions in General Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson’s command. He talked about the different forms of punishment used under Jackson’s leadership in 1862, and the reactions of Confederate soldiers to these measures. He also responded to questions from the audience.
8:34 am HT Approx. 5 min. Congressional Lame-Duck Session and the Fiscal Cliff Billy House spoke by phone about House Republicans position on working with President Obama on ... Billy House spoke by phone about House Republicans position on working with President Obama on issues relating to the “fiscal cliff” the impending automatic tax increases and budget cuts at the end of 2012 if Congress cannot reach a new budget agreement. 2:16 pm HT Approx. 15 min. American Writer's Museum ; Malcolm O’Hagan, chairman of The American Writers Museum Foundation, talked about the ... Malcolm O’Hagan, chairman of The American Writers Museum Foundation, talked about the progress the foundation has made in the creation of a museum dedicated to American writers. 6:09 pm HT Approx. 49 min. Declaration of Independence ; Alexander Tsesis talked about his book For Liberty and Equality: The Life and Times of the ... Alexander Tsesis talked about his book For Liberty and Equality: The Life and Times of the Declaration of Independence, a history of the Declaration of Independence from its creation in 1776 to the present. The book examined the numerous ways the document had influenced American politics, laws, and society. He also responded to questions from the audience.
8:43 am HT Approx. 59 min. Guide to the 113th Congress ; ; Panelists talked about upcoming leadership elections and likely committee assignments in both the ... Panelists talked about upcoming leadership elections and likely committee assignments in both the House and Senate for the 113th Congress. Topics included House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi’s future, possible replacements for retiring Senate Minority Whip Jon Kyl, and Senate Minority Leader McConnell’s relationship with Senator Rand Paul.
“Guide to the New Congress” was a panel of CQ Roll Call’s “"Election Impact Conference,” held in the Ronald Reagan Building.
2:32 pm HT Approx. 54 min. Book Discussion on Health Care For Some ; Beatrix Hoffman, professor and chair of the history department at Northern Illinois University, ... Beatrix Hoffman, professor and chair of the history department at Northern Illinois University, spoke about the history of the American health care system. She focused on why the United States had been one of the few developed countries to not adopt universal health care and examined why the issue was so divisive. She spoke at the Great Lakes History Conference held at Grand Valley State University in Grand Rapids, Michigan and responded to questions from the audience. 7:00 pm HT Approx. 1 hr. 14 min. Vietnam Veterans Meredith Lair, history professor at George Mason University, spoke to college students about the ... Meredith Lair, history professor at George Mason University, spoke to college students about the treatment of soldiers returning from the Vietnam War and looked at the accuracy of accounts of Vietnam Veterans being “spat upon” by anti-war activists. This class is from a course called “Legacies of the Vietnam War” and took place at George Mason University in Virginia. Throughout the lecture she answered questions from students.
9:43 am HT Approx. 3 min. Weekly Presidential Address President Barack Obama delivered the Weekly Presidential Address. President Obama urged ... President Barack Obama delivered the Weekly Presidential Address. President Obama urged members of Congress to come together to find solutions to creating more jobs and extending middle class tax cuts before they expire. The President emphasized that he’s ready to compromise but would not accept any deal that raises taxes on middle income earners. 3:28 pm HT Approx. 1 min. Weekly Book Releases 11/10/12 A list of new books being released the week of November 10, 2012 A list of new books being released the week of November 10, 2012 8:16 pm HT Approx. 42 min. Jewish-American Revolutionary War Financier ; David Cowen talked about Haym Salomon, a Jewish-American Revolutionary War financier. In ... David Cowen talked about Haym Salomon, a Jewish-American Revolutionary War financier. In 1976, the United States honored Haym Salomon with a stamp with an inscription on the reverse side said “Financial Hero.” Businessman and broker Haym Salomon was responsible for raising most of the money needed to finance the American Revolution and later to save the new nation from collapse. Mr. Cowen also responded to questions from the audience.
9:46 am HT Approx. 2 min. Weekly Republican Address Speaker John Boehner gave the weekly Republican Party address. He stressed the Republican ... Speaker John Boehner gave the weekly Republican Party address. He stressed the Republican plan to create more jobs and cut spending but disagreed with raising taxes on the wealthy. This, he says, would discourage job creators from hiring more workers. He said a review of the tax and entitlement system is the way to a stronger economy. 3:31 pm HT Approx. 1 hr. 15 min. Book Discussion on Why Some Firms Thrive While Others Fail ; ; Thomas Stanton, former staff member of the Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission, talked about his ... Thomas Stanton, former staff member of the Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission, talked about his book, Why Some Firms Thrive While Others Fail: Governance and Management Lessons from the Crisis, in which he argues that the main difference between companies that successfully made it through the 2008 financial crisis and those that didn’t was the willingness of upper management to listen to feedback before making decisions. Alex Pollock of the American Enterprise Institute provided commentary. 9:00 pm HT Approx. 30 min. Amelia Earhart Exhibit The Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery is commemorating the 75th anniversary of Amelia ... The Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery is commemorating the 75th anniversary of Amelia Earhart’s disappearance on an around-the-world flight. She was called “Lady Lindy” after pioneering aviator Charles Lindbergh, and the mystery surrounding her loss continues to fascinate Americans. We visited the exhibit “One Life: Amelia Earhart,” which chronicles her much-photographed life and exploits.
9:50 am HT Approx. 1 hr. 33 min. 2012 Election and Education Policy Education scholars and policy leaders from both political parties discussed education priorities ... Education scholars and policy leaders from both political parties discussed education priorities for the Obama administration’s second term. Topics included the prospects for the reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education and Higher Education Acts, the impact of federal budget cuts on education, and public opinion on issues such as charter schools, teacher evaluation, education spending, and reform. They also discussed the results of state elections, where education policies are implemented. 4:47 pm HT Approx. 15 min. American Writer's Museum ; Malcolm O’Hagan, chairman of The American Writers Museum Foundation, talked about the ... Malcolm O’Hagan, chairman of The American Writers Museum Foundation, talked about the progress the foundation has made in the creation of a museum dedicated to American writers. 9:30 pm HT Approx. 44 min. World War II Veterans Mark Victory over Japan Day U.S. and Japanese Veterans of World War II spoke at an event marking Victory over Japan ... U.S. and Japanese Veterans of World War II spoke at an event marking Victory over Japan Day. Fiske Hanley, a B-29 crew member shot down on his 7th mission over Japan, and Bill Nagase, who was a 14 year old Kamikaze pilot, spoke about their experiences at the end of the war, and subsequent meeting during the 1970s, ans subsequent friendship. They responded to questions from the audience.
11:25 am HT Approx. 52 min. African-American Voters and the 2012 Election ; One day after the 2012 presidential election, David Bositis talked about the impact of the ... One day after the 2012 presidential election, David Bositis talked about the impact of the African-American vote during the 2012 election and examined what the outcome of the election could mean for minority communities in the U.S. His studies said that President Obama’s margin of victory came from the black vote in the swing state of Ohio. He responded to questions from members of the audience at the a luncheon meeting at the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies. 5:02 pm HT Approx. 58 min. After Words with David Cay Johnston ; Former Reuters columnist and New York Times correspondent David Cay Johnston talked ... Former Reuters columnist and New York Times correspondent David Cay Johnston talked about his book, The Fine Print: How Big Companies Use “Plain English” and Other Tricks to Rob You Blind, in which he reveals the ways in which corporations appear to exploit their customers and the government. Professor Johnston discussed his findings with USA Today's money reporter Jayne O’Donnell. 10:16 pm HT Approx. 1 hr. 43 min. Overview of World War II History Professor Gary Ostrower of Alfred University in New York examined the origins of World War ... History Professor Gary Ostrower of Alfred University in New York examined the origins of World War II and discussed the war’s major battles and turning points. He also detailed the tactics and weaponry used, and the resulting casualties. The class is from a course on Modern Western History. He responded to questions from students.
12:27 pm HT Approx. 58 min. Post-Election Analysis Journalists, pollsters and Republican and Democratic Party representatives analyzed the results ... Journalists, pollsters and Republican and Democratic Party representatives analyzed the results and implications of the 2012 elections. Topics included the campaign strategy of President Obama and the Democratic Party, the reluctance of both campaigns reach out to Americans with disabilities despite the fact that one in five citizens had some type of disability, and what the election means for the future. After their discussion, panelists answered questions from the audience. The second panel focused heavily on voter demographics and campaign issues, and the ability of the two parties to work together during the lame-duck and new session of Congress.*Ralph Reed acknowledged that changing demographics were a problem for Republicans and suggested that the party should reach out to the Latino community.
Laszlo Strategies held this forum in the Rayburn House Office Building.
6:00 pm HT Approx. 1 min. Fairs and Festivals 11-8-12 A list of upcoming book fairs and festivals as of November 8, 2012. A list of upcoming book fairs and festivals as of November 8, 2012. 12:00 am HT Approx. 47 min. Book Discussion on Last Men Out ; Bob Drury recounted the final thirty-six hours of the American withdrawal from Vietnam on April ... Bob Drury recounted the final thirty-six hours of the American withdrawal from Vietnam on April 29, 1975. Mr. Drury profiled eleven Marine Corps Security Guards who oversaw the final evacuees and were the last to depart from the roof of the American embassy in Saigon. Mr. Drury showed slides during his presentation and responded to questions from members of the audience.
1:30 pm HT Approx. 30 min. Communicators with Jeff Gardner ; ; Jeff Gardner talked about telecommunications issues. Topics included competition and ... Jeff Gardner talked about telecommunications issues. Topics included competition and collaboration among telephone companies and providing broadband service to rural areas. Paul Barbagallo was the guest interviewer. 6:02 pm HT Approx. 40 min. Book Discussion on Regulating to Disaster ; Diana Furchtgott-Roth talked about he book, Regulating to Disaster: How Green Jobs Policies Are ... Diana Furchtgott-Roth talked about he book, Regulating to Disaster: How Green Jobs Policies Are Damaging America’s Economy, in which she takes a critical look at President Obama’s “green jobs” initiative and argues that it hurt the economy. This event was hosted by the Manhattan Institute in New York City. 12:50 am HT Approx. 1 hr. 9 min. Creation of the Electoral College and Chief Executive ; Author Ray Raphael chronicled the debate at the Constitutional Convention over who should elect ... Author Ray Raphael chronicled the debate at the Constitutional Convention over who should elect the U.S. president. He also described the arguments made by George Washington, James Madison, and lesser-known delegates on the scope of the president’s power. He also responded to questions from the audience. Raphael’s most recent book is Mr. President: How and Why the Founders Created a Chief Executive. The David Library of the American Revolution in Washington Crossing, Pennsylvania hosted.
2:02 pm HT Approx. 42 min. Future of the Tea Party Movement ; Amy Kremer discussed the impact of the tea party movement on the 2012 election, and the future of ... Amy Kremer discussed the impact of the tea party movement on the 2012 election, and the future of the movement and the rest of the Republican Party. Topics included U.S. fiscal policy, American’s for Prosperity’s Grover Norqiust, and finding common ground between the two political parties. Ms. Kremer also responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. 6:46 pm HT Approx. 2 hr. 33 min. 2012 American Book Awards The Before Columbus Foundation presented the 33rd annual American Book Awards, held at the ... The Before Columbus Foundation presented the 33rd annual American Book Awards, held at the University of California at Berkeley. Poet Eugene B. Redmond was given the Lifetime Achievement Award.
2:45 pm HT Approx. 14 min. Open Phones ; Telephone lines were open for viewer comments on President Obama’s claim that voters gave ... Telephone lines were open for viewer comments on President Obama’s claim that voters gave him a mandate in favor of higher taxes on the rich. 
Josh Gerstein spoke by phone about the resignation of David Petraeus, CIA Acting Director Michael Morell, and who might be picked to lead the agency long-term.
9:31 pm HT Approx. 1 hr. 4 min. Book Discussion on Makers ; Chris Anderson, editor-in-chief of Wired magazine, contends that America is on the verge of a new ... Chris Anderson, editor-in-chief of Wired magazine, contends that America is on the verge of a new industrial revolution spurred by advances in computing. The author profiled a selection of start-up industrialists, “makers,” who are using social media, crowd sourcing, and open source software to redefine American industry and manufacturing. Chris Anderson spoke at the Commonwealth Club of California in San Francisco.
3:00 pm HT Approx. 50 min. Ethics of Embedded Journalism Photojournalists, reporters, and academic scholars talked about the ethics of ... Photojournalists, reporters, and academic scholars talked about the ethics of “embedded” journalists working with military units. They also told descriptive stories of working as journalists in Afghanistan, Iraq, Colombia, Angola, and other areas. They responded to some questions from members of the audience.
“Embedded” journalism, begun during the 2003 invasion of Iraq, is the practice of approved reporters traveling with soldiers during armed conflicts. Reporters signed contracts promising not to divulge anything that would compromise ongoing or future military missions, or classified information. 
“Ethics of Embedded Journalism” at the Museum of Jewish Heritage was co-sponsored by the International Center of Photography and Fellowships at Auschwitz for the Study of Professional Ethics (FASPE). It was presented in conjunction with the exhibition “Filming the Camps: From Hollywood to Nuremberg,” which closed that day.
10:45 pm HT Approx. 41 min. Book Discussion on Exceptional America Author Nick Adams talked about his book, Exceptional America: A Message Of Hope From A ... Author Nick Adams talked about his book, Exceptional America: A Message Of Hope From A Modern-Day De Tocqueville. As an Australian political commentator, he traveled across the United States to observe American politics and life, and explained why he thought the country was exceptional.
3:54 pm HT Approx. 1 hr. 16 min. Investigative Reporting and Collaborative Journalism Panelists assessed the current and future state of the news industry, focusing specifically on ... Panelists assessed the current and future state of the news industry, focusing specifically on investigative reporting and collaborative journalism practices. Topics included the budget constraints of newspapers, journalism ethics, citizen journalism, non-profit and educational and government journalistic enterprises, and journalism’s role as the guardian of democracy. The panelists responded to questions from members of the audience.
This was a Zócalo/Cal Humanities “Searching for Democracy” event at the San Diego Museum of Art
11:30 pm HT Approx. 30 min. Book Discussion on The Distance Between Us ; Author Reyna Grande talked about her book, The Distance Between Us: A Memoir, in which she ... Author Reyna Grande talked about her book, The Distance Between Us: A Memoir, in which she shares her experiences growing up in Mexico without her parents, who immigrated to the United States illegally to find work, and discusses what life was like for her and her siblings when they eventually made it to the U.S. years later. Ms. Grande was interviewed at the “Fall for the Book” festival, held in Fairfax, VA.
5:14 pm HT Approx. 43 min. 2012 Election and the Fiscal Cliff ; Ira Shapiro talked about the impact of the 2012 election on the Senate and prospects for ... Ira Shapiro talked about the impact of the 2012 election on the Senate and prospects for compromise on pending issues, especially “fiscal cliff” impending tax increases and budget cuts at the end of 2012 if Congress cannot agree on a new budget. Mr. Shapiro also responded to telephone calls and electronic communications and discussed his book, The Last Great Senate: Courage and Statesmanship in Times of Crisis. 12:02 am HT Approx. 59 min. Book Discussion on Who Stole the American Dream? Pulitzer Prize winner Hedrick Smith discussed his book, Who Stole the American Dream?, in ... Pulitzer Prize winner Hedrick Smith discussed his book, Who Stole the American Dream?, in which he argues that over the past four decades the American Dream had been dismantled and the U.S. had become two Americas. He responded to questions from the audience.
6:00 pm HT Approx. 50 min. Ethics of Embedded Journalism Photojournalists, reporters, and academic scholars talked about the ethics of ... Photojournalists, reporters, and academic scholars talked about the ethics of “embedded” journalists working with military units. They also told descriptive stories of working as journalists in Afghanistan, Iraq, Colombia, Angola, and other areas. They responded to some questions from members of the audience.
“Embedded” journalism, begun during the 2003 invasion of Iraq, is the practice of approved reporters traveling with soldiers during armed conflicts. Reporters signed contracts promising not to divulge anything that would compromise ongoing or future military missions, or classified information. 
“Ethics of Embedded Journalism” at the Museum of Jewish Heritage was co-sponsored by the International Center of Photography and Fellowships at Auschwitz for the Study of Professional Ethics (FASPE). It was presented in conjunction with the exhibition “Filming the Camps: From Hollywood to Nuremberg,” which closed that day.
1:03 am HT Approx. 15 min. American Writer's Museum ; Malcolm O’Hagan, chairman of The American Writers Museum Foundation, talked about the ... Malcolm O’Hagan, chairman of The American Writers Museum Foundation, talked about the progress the foundation has made in the creation of a museum dedicated to American writers.
6:54 pm HT Approx. 1 hr. 16 min. Investigative Reporting and Collaborative Journalism Panelists assessed the current and future state of the news industry, focusing specifically on ... Panelists assessed the current and future state of the news industry, focusing specifically on investigative reporting and collaborative journalism practices. Topics included the budget constraints of newspapers, journalism ethics, citizen journalism, non-profit and educational and government journalistic enterprises, and journalism’s role as the guardian of democracy. The panelists responded to questions from members of the audience.
This was a Zócalo/Cal Humanities “Searching for Democracy” event at the San Diego Museum of Art
1:30 am HT Approx. 42 min. Book Discussion on Into the Fire ; ; Medal of Honor recipient Dakota Meyer talked about his book, Into the Fire: A Firsthand Account ... Medal of Honor recipient Dakota Meyer talked about his book, Into the Fire: A Firsthand Account of the Most Extraordinary Battle in the Afghan War. He also responded to questions from the audience.
8:12 pm HT Approx. 43 min. 2012 Election and the Fiscal Cliff ; Ira Shapiro talked about the impact of the 2012 election on the Senate and prospects for ... Ira Shapiro talked about the impact of the 2012 election on the Senate and prospects for compromise on pending issues, especially “fiscal cliff” impending tax increases and budget cuts at the end of 2012 if Congress cannot agree on a new budget. Mr. Shapiro also responded to telephone calls and electronic communications and discussed his book, The Last Great Senate: Courage and Statesmanship in Times of Crisis.
9:06 pm HT Approx. 1 hr. 12 min. Pollsters and the 2012 Election Results ; ; Political analyst Charlie Cook, Democratic pollster Margi Omergo, and Republican pollster Alex ... Political analyst Charlie Cook, Democratic pollster Margi Omergo, and Republican pollster Alex Bratty discussed the many polls and surveys given prior to and after election day. Topics included “Wal-Mart moms” and minority voters in the 2012 presidential elections. Both pollsters agreed that the Republican Party must address the changing demographics in order to survive.
“The Day After: The 2012 Election Debrief” was held by the National Journal in the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center Atrium Ballroom.
10:21 pm HT Approx. 1 hr. 57 min. Security Forces in Arab States The U.S. Institute of Peace hosted a discussion on the state of security forces in Egypt, Tunisia, ... The U.S. Institute of Peace hosted a discussion on the state of security forces in Egypt, Tunisia, Libya and Syria. All four countries were in some state of political transition with the army, police and intelligence services playing different roles in each. Topics included enforcing civilian control over security forces, dealing with corruption and training options. The panelists responded to questions from members of the audience.
Manal Omar participated by Skype from Cairo.
12:22 am HT Approx. 1 hr. 35 min. U.S. Middle East Policy in the Obama Administration's Second Term ; ; Former presidential advisers Dennis Ross and James Jeffrey assessed U.S. Middle East policy in the ... Former presidential advisers Dennis Ross and James Jeffrey assessed U.S. Middle East policy in the Obama administration’s second term. They talked about unrest in Syria and their concerns about Egypt’s government. Dennis Ross said that the administration’s sanctions on Iran had been effective but that 2013 would require a more forceful approach to counter Iran’s nuclear ambitions.