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5:00 am MT Approx. 47 min. LIVE Open Phones Pedro Echevarria Phone lines were open for answers to the question, “What are your thoughts on debate ... Phone lines were open for answers to the question, “What are your thoughts on debate moderators?” The vice-presidential debate moderator, Martha Raddatz, was praised and criticized for her forcefulness during the debate. This was in contrast to the presidential debate where the moderator, Jim Lehrer, was interrupted and forced silent by Barack Obama and Mitt Romney. Viewer responses were taken via telephone and electronic devices. 4:56 am MT Approx. 40 min. Secretary Clinton on U.S. Policy in North Africa Jon Alterman; Hillary Clinton; Brent Scowcroft Secretary of State Clinton gave the keynote address at a conference on the political, economic, ... Secretary of State Clinton gave the keynote address at a conference on the political, economic, and security transition in the Maghreb region of Northwest Africa, which includes Libya, Algeria, Tunisia, Egypt, and Morocco. She said the State Department cannot prevent every act of violence directed at overseas diplomats, in reference to the September 11, 2012 attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya, Secretary Clinton stated that slain Ambassador Chris Stevens knew the risks when he volunteered for the assignment.
Jon Alterman made closing remarks for the Center for Strategic and International Studies' North Africa Conferenc.
4:40 am MT Approx. 1 hr. 18 min. 2012 Report Card on the State of Children in the United States Launch of a report on the overall state of children in the United States commissioned by former ... Launch of a report on the overall state of children in the United States commissioned by former Sen. Chris Dodd (D-Conn.) and Sen. Bob Casey (D-Pa.). The report card provides a snapshot of the well-being of our children and highlights unmet needs. Speakers talked about investments in children, holding politicians accountable, and the need for public advocacy. Former Senators Dodd and Casey said the nation needs to consistently measure how children are doing and provide a road map to where we need to move forward.
5:49 am MT Approx. 45 min. LIVE Attack on U.S. Consulate in Libya Rick Nelson; Pedro Echevarria Rick Nelson discussed the attacks on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya, that killed Ambassador ... Rick Nelson discussed the attacks on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya, that killed Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other U.S. staff. Topics included the latest information uncovered by the House committee investigating the attacks. Viewer questions were answered via telephone and electronic devices. 5:38 am MT Approx. 21 min. White House Daily Briefing James Carney Jay Carney gave the daily White House briefing. He defended Vice-President Biden’s ... Jay Carney gave the daily White House briefing. He defended Vice-President Biden’s comments on Libya from the previous night vice presidential debate. He said when the Vice President Biden stated “we weren’t told” about requests made for additional security in Benghazi, he was speaking “directly about himself and the President,” not the administration as a whole. Other questions focused mostly on the Benghazi attack in Libya and the Vice President’s performance during the debate. 6:00 am MT Approx. 1 hr. 4 min. Eileen Shanahan Oral History Interview, Part 2 Mary Clark; Eileen Shanahan Eileen Shanahan talked about her life and career. In the early 1960s Eileen Shanahan was the ... Eileen Shanahan talked about her life and career. In the early 1960s Eileen Shanahan was the first female reporter in the New York Times Washington Bureau to cover anything other than first ladies. After 14 years at the Times, she became a named plaintiff in the sex discrimination lawsuit against them in 1974. She went on to be a spokesperson for the Carter administration and later a managing editor at a number of other papers.
This is the second of two parts.
This oral history interview was conducted by Mary Marshall Clark on May 21, 1994, for the Washington Press Club Foundation as part of its oral history project “Women in Journalism.” The interview was conducted in the home of Betsy Wade in New York City.
6:38 am MT Approx. 43 min. LIVE Book Discussion on Fisher v. University of Texas Courtney Bowie; Pedro Echevarria; Stuart Taylor Coutney Bowie and Stuart Taylor discussed the Fisher v. University of Texas affirmative ... Coutney Bowie and Stuart Taylor discussed the Fisher v. University of Texas affirmative action case that was heard by the Supreme Court earlier that week, as well as the contemporary role of affirmative action. They also responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. 6:01 am MT Approx. 44 min. Book Discussion on The Good Girls Revolt Lynn Povich Lynn Povich, the first female senior editor at Newsweek magazine, recounted her ... Lynn Povich, the first female senior editor at Newsweek magazine, recounted her involvement, with 46 of her female colleagues, in a class action lawsuit against Newsweek for hiring and promotion discrimination on March 16, 1970. The author recalled the lead-up and execution of the lawsuit, filed the same day the magazine ran a cover-story on the women’s movement, and the affect the lawsuit had on the litigants and future female journalists. Lynn Povich spoke at Books Inc. in Palo Alto, California. 7:06 am MT Approx. 1 hr. 35 min. The Secession Crisis Susan Schulten History Professor Susan Schulten discussed the causes of America’s Civil War, including ... History Professor Susan Schulten discussed the causes of America’s Civil War, including President Abraham Lincoln’s refusal to allow slavery to expand into new territories. Professor Schulten explained that Lincoln refused to recognize the Confederacy as legitimate and viewed secession as illegal. The class took place at the University of Denver.
7:24 am MT Approx. 36 min. LIVE Compounding Pharmacies Pedro Echevarria; Cynthia Reilly Cynthia Reilly talked about the the legalities of compound pharmacies, and she responded to ... Cynthia Reilly talked about the the legalities of compound pharmacies, and she responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. She discussed the pharmacies' operations, standards, and the kinds of drugs they manufacture, as well as recent outbreaks of meningitis. 6:45 am MT Approx. 3 min. JFK White House Tapes, Cuban Missile Crisis President Kennedy taped many of his White House conversations. In this October 18, 1962 ... President Kennedy taped many of his White House conversations. In this October 18, 1962 recording, he dictates an account of the debates among his top advisors in the midst of the Cuban Missile Crisis. This tape was made two days after the president was notified that aerial photographs revealed a Soviet missile base in Cuba. 8:45 am MT Approx. 1 hr. 8 min. Book Discussion on Rising up from Indian Country Ann Keating; Neil O'Shea Author Ann Durkin Keating presents an illustrated lecture based on her latest book, Rising Up ... Author Ann Durkin Keating presents an illustrated lecture based on her latest book, Rising Up from Indian Country: The Battle of Fort Dearborn and the Birth of Chicago. She talked about the early history of the area that would become Chicago, the role that the 1812 massacre at Fort Dearborn played in the settling of the territories, and the early life of Chicago. She also responded to questions.
8:01 am MT Approx. 56 min. Massachusetts Senate Debate Scott Brown; Jim Madigan; Elizabeth Warren Massachusetts Senate candidates Republican U.S. Senator Scott Brown and his Democratic challenger ... Massachusetts Senate candidates Republican U.S. Senator Scott Brown and his Democratic challenger Elizabeth Warren met in a debate sponsored by the Western Massachusetts U.S. Senate Debate Consortium in Springfield Symphony Hall.
Courtesy of WSHM-TV.
7:00 am MT Approx. 2 hr. 58 min. In Depth with Steven Johnson Steven Johnson; Peter Slen Author Steven Johnson, co-founder and editor-in-chief of FEED, the former science and culture web ... Author Steven Johnson, co-founder and editor-in-chief of FEED, the former science and culture web magazine, talked about his life, career, and body of work and responded to telephone calls and electronic communicatons. He focused on issues such as communications technology, ways in which innovation affects government policy an daily lives, copyright and intellectual property, and the impact of developments in online technology and social media on the economy and lives of Americans. 
He is the author of eight books: Interface Culture: How New Technology Transforms the Way We Create and Communicate (1999); Emergence: The Connected Lives of Ants, Brains, Cities, and Software (2002); Mind Wide Open: Your Brain and the Neuroscience of Everyday Life (2005); Everything Bad Is Good for You: How Today’s Popular Culture Is Actually Making Us Smarter (2005); The Ghost Map: The Story of London’s Most Terrifying Epidemic -- and How it Changed Science, Cities, and the Modern World (2006); The Invention of Air: A Story of Science, Faith, Revolution, and the Birth of America (2008); Where Good Ideas Come From: The Natural History of Innovation (2010); Future Perfect: The Case of Progress in a Networked Age (2012).
9:54 am MT Approx. 3 min. JFK White House Tapes, Cuban Missile Crisis President Kennedy taped many of his White House conversations. In this October 18, 1962 ... President Kennedy taped many of his White House conversations. In this October 18, 1962 recording, he dictates an account of the debates among his top advisors in the midst of the Cuban Missile Crisis. This tape was made two days after the president was notified that aerial photographs revealed a Soviet missile base in Cuba.
9:00 am MT Approx. 56 min. Arizona Senate Debate Representative Jeff Flake (R), former Surgeon General Richard Carmona (D), and attorney Marc ... Representative Jeff Flake (R), former Surgeon General Richard Carmona (D), and attorney Marc Victor (L) met in a debate for the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by retiring Republican Senator Jon Kyl. The discussion was moderated by host Ted Simons as part of the KAET-TV public affairs program, “Arizona Horizon.” 10:00 am MT Approx. 1 hr. 34 min. Book Discussion on 50 Things Liberals Love to Hate Mike Gallagher Nationally syndicated radio host Mike Gallagher presents a list of social, political, and cultural ... Nationally syndicated radio host Mike Gallagher presents a list of social, political, and cultural items that he contends liberals, “love to hate.” Mr. Gallagher’s fifty points of discussion range from the Second Amendment to McDonald’s and flag pins. He showed numerous slides and some video and audio clips throughout his presentation. He also responded to questions from member of the audience at the Nixon Presidential Library and Museum in Yorba Linda, California. 9:59 am MT Approx. 46 min. Book Discussion on Lion of Liberty Harlow Unger Harlow Unger recounts the life of Patrick Henry, known for his declaration, “give me liberty ... Harlow Unger recounts the life of Patrick Henry, known for his declaration, “give me liberty or give me death.” Patrick Henry was an early advocate of the the decision to declare war against the British and a critical voice against the size of the American government following the Revolution. Mr. Unger examines the political career of the four-term governor of Virginia who declined several positions in the national government, including as a senator, chief justice of the Supreme Court, and secretary of state, due to his steadfast criticism of big government. Harlow Unger discussed his book at Red Hill, The Patrick Henry Memorial in Brookneal, Virginia.
10:00 am MT Approx. 42 min. David Corn on Journalism and the 2012 Election Nancy Calo; David Corn; Greta Brawner David Corn talked about the video given to Mother Jones magazine of remarks by Republican ... David Corn talked about the video given to Mother Jones magazine of remarks by Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney that were captured on hidden camera video at a campaign fundraiser. Governor Romney said that “47 percent of the people” are “dependent upon government, who believe that they are victims, who believe the government has a responsibility to care for them.” Mr. Corn talked about the impact of and his role in the video, Governor Romney’s explanation for the comments on CNN, and other presidential campaign issues. He also responded to telephone calls and electronic communications.
Mr. Corn wrote an e-book on the video, 47 Percent: Uncovering the Romney Video That Rocked the 2012 Election.
Nancy Calo read the latest headline news from C-SPAN Radio.
11:45 am MT Approx. 1 hr. 5 min. Book Discussion on Gender and the American Presidency The three co-authors talked about the book in which they examine the qualifications of nine women ... The three co-authors talked about the book in which they examine the qualifications of nine women in politics and why they have not been considered as possible contenders for the presidency. Bill Lacy moderated a discussion and they responded to questions from members of the audience at the Dole Institute in Lawrence, Kansas. 
“Madam President: Presidential Women and the Barriers They Face” was a Dole Forum.
10:46 am MT Approx. 14 min. Book Discussion on The Flight of Apollo 7 Apollo 7 was the first manned Apollo mission and the first to transmit live television broadcasts ... Apollo 7 was the first manned Apollo mission and the first to transmit live television broadcasts from orbit. This is a NASA film on the October 1968 Apollo 7 mission.
10:44 am MT Approx. 1 hr. 2 min. Drone Strikes and Counterterrorism Gregory Aftandilian; Peter Bergen Two counterterrorism experts talked about the drone strike program and the people and groups it ... Two counterterrorism experts talked about the drone strike program and the people and groups it targets. They said the Obama administration’s expanded use of drone strikes may be undermining its overall security objectives in places like Yemen and Pakistan. 
PANELISTS:
Peter Bergen, Director of National Security Studies, New America Foundation
Christopher Swift, Adjunct Professor of National Security Studies, Georgetown University
MODERATOR:
Gregory Aftandilian, CNP Middle East Fellow
1:03 pm MT Approx. 42 min. Book Discussion on Into the Fire Mike Berndt; Denny Cummings; Dakota Meyer 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. 11:01 am MT Approx. 1 hr. Images of Generals McClellan and Lee Harold Holzer Lincoln Bicentennial Foundation Chair Harold Holzer talks about the photographs, prints, and ... Lincoln Bicentennial Foundation Chair Harold Holzer talks about the photographs, prints, and political cartoons featuring two of the war’s leading generals, George B. McClellan and Robert E. Lee. He explains how the tone of those images changed over the course of the war and beyond, as dictated by each general’s successes and failures both on and off the battlefield. This hour-long talk is from the 2012 Civil War Institute Conference at Gettysburg College.
11:48 am MT Approx. 41 min. Vice President Biden Campaign Rally in Wisconsin Jill Biden; Joseph Biden In his first campaign stop after the vice presidential debate, Vice President Joe Biden and Jill ... In his first campaign stop after the vice presidential debate, Vice President Joe Biden and Jill Biden spoke at a campaign rally at the University of Wisconsin in La Crosse, Wisconsin. In his opponent’s home state, Vice President Biden said that he “hardly” agrees with anything that vice presidential candidate Representative Paul Ryan (R-WI) says but said that he is a “decent guy” with a great family. 2:00 pm MT Approx. 43 min. Book Discussion on The Good Girls Revolt Lynn Povich Lynn Povich, the first female senior editor at Newsweek magazine, recounted her ... Lynn Povich, the first female senior editor at Newsweek magazine, recounted her involvement, with 46 of her female colleagues, in a class action lawsuit against Newsweek for hiring and promotion discrimination on March 16, 1970. The author recalled the lead-up and execution of the lawsuit, filed the same day the magazine ran a cover-story on the women’s movement, and the affect the lawsuit had on the litigants and future female journalists. Lynn Povich spoke at Books Inc. in Palo Alto, California. 12:02 pm MT Approx. 58 min. Q&A with David McCullough, Part One Brian Lamb; David McCullough David McCullough talked about his newest book, The Greater Journey: Americans in Paris. The ... David McCullough talked about his newest book, The Greater Journey: Americans in Paris. The book focuses on a group of Americans who spent time living in Paris between 1830 and 1900 to study, work, and further their vocation. By telling their story, McCullough shows the influence of French medicine, culture, art, and politics on the young United States. 
The Americans included Samuel F.B. Morse; James Fenimore Cooper; Charles Sumner; Elizabeth Blackwell who would go on to become the first female doctor in the U.S.; pianist Louis Gottschalk; Harriett Beecher Stowe; Henry James; John Singer Sargent; Thomas Edison; Henry Adams; and many more.
This was the first of a two-part interview. The program identification number for Part Two is 299417-2.
12:30 pm MT Approx. 35 min. Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan Campaign Rally Rob Portman; W. Romney; Paul Ryan Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan spoke at campaign rally in Lancaster Town Square, Lancaster, Ohio. Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan spoke at campaign rally in Lancaster Town Square, Lancaster, Ohio. 2:57 pm MT Approx. 3 min. President Kennedy's Cuban Missile Crisis Oval Office Address John Kennedy Archival footage of President John F. Kennedy’s Oval Office Address during the Cuban Missile ... Archival footage of President John F. Kennedy’s Oval Office Address during the Cuban Missile Crisis. On October 22, 1962 President Kennedy addressed the nation on the build-up of Soviet nuclear missiles on Cuba, saying he had ordered a quarantine of the island and would continue military surveillance missions. He also said that the U.S. would consider any attack on the Western Hemisphere an attack on the U.S., “requiring a full retaliatory response upon the Soviet Union.” He also called on international diplomatic organizations to back the U.S. 1:00 pm MT Approx. 29 min. Milwaukee History and Architecture Laura Bray; Kathleen Kean Kathy Kean spoke about historic neighborhoods and buildings in Milwaukee including the 1879 Grain ... Kathy Kean spoke about historic neighborhoods and buildings in Milwaukee including the 1879 Grain Exchange, and the Walker’s Point Historic District. 
This is the second of a two-part look at Milwaukee architecture.
1:08 pm MT Approx. 1 hr. 19 min. Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin Oral Argument The U.S. Supreme Court heard oral argument on Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin, a ... The U.S. Supreme Court heard oral argument on Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin, a case on affirmative action policies in higher education. 
This program contained the audio recording released by the court.*Still images of participants were shown on the screen as they spoke.*Justice Thomas did not speak.*
Justice Kagan did not take part in the case.
The Supreme Court decided 7-1 to send the case back to the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals for further review. Justice Kennedy in his opinion for the Court wrote that the university’s program must be narrowly tailored enough “to prove race-neutral alternatives would not produce the "educational benefits of diversity.” Justice Ginsberg dissented.
3:00 pm MT Approx. 1 hr. 1 min. Book Discussion on Winter of the World Ken Follett; Dale Gregory; Charles Osgood Historical novelist Ken Follett spoke about the second book in his Century Trilogy focusing ... Historical novelist Ken Follett spoke about the second book in his Century Trilogy focusing on American, English, German, Russian, and Welsh families as they traversed the social and political landscape of World War II. The novel covered a wide range of events from the burning of the Reichstag, to the bombing of Pearl Harbor and the battle of Midway, to the development and use of the atomic bomb. He also responded to questions from the audience. 1:30 pm MT Approx. 59 min. Catherine Allgor on Dolley Madison Catherine Allgor Catherine Allgor discussed how first lady Dolley Madison came to symbolize the new American ... Catherine Allgor discussed how first lady Dolley Madison came to symbolize the new American democracy in the War of 1812. She responded to questions from members of the audience at the Norfolk Botanical Garden. 
“Dolley Madison and the Creation of the American Nation” was an event of the OpSail 2012 Virginia 1812 Bicentennial Speaker Series, held in partnership with the U.S. Navy in commemoration of the War of 1812.
2:28 pm MT Approx. 51 min. Connecticut Senate Debate Republican Linda McMahon and Democrat Chris Murphy meet in their second debate for the Senate seat ... Republican Linda McMahon and Democrat Chris Murphy meet in their second debate for the Senate seat of retiring Connecticut Senator Joe Lieberman. Issues discussed included personal finances, campaign tactics, voting records, positions on women’s health care, and economic plans. Sponsored by FOXCT, The Hartford Courant, and the Connecticut Daily Newspaper Association, at the University of Connecticut.
Courtesy of Fox CT-TV.
4:02 pm MT Approx. 56 min. Book Discussion on Divided Lives Brian Lamb; Elsa Walsh Ms. Walsh talked about her book Divided Lives: The Public and Private Struggles of Three ... Ms. Walsh talked about her book Divided Lives: The Public and Private Struggles of Three Accomplished Women, published Simon and Schuster in 1995. The three women mentioned are: Meredith Viera, who was a television journalist for CBS, Rachel Worby, who was a classical music conductor and first lady of West Virginia, and Alison Estabrook, who was a surgeon in New York. She interviewed dozens of women but eventually settled on these three representatives. The book focuses on how difficult it was for these three women to lead “divided lives” between their careers and their families, even after the women’s liberation movement. 2:32 pm MT Approx. 3 min. President Kennedy's Cuban Missile Crisis Oval Office Address John Kennedy Archival footage of President John F. Kennedy’s Oval Office Address during the Cuban Missile ... Archival footage of President John F. Kennedy’s Oval Office Address during the Cuban Missile Crisis. On October 22, 1962 President Kennedy addressed the nation on the build-up of Soviet nuclear missiles on Cuba, saying he had ordered a quarantine of the island and would continue military surveillance missions. He also said that the U.S. would consider any attack on the Western Hemisphere an attack on the U.S., “requiring a full retaliatory response upon the Soviet Union.” He also called on international diplomatic organizations to back the U.S.
3:22 pm MT Approx. 58 min. California 36th Congressional District Debate Republican Representative Mary Bono Mack and Democratic challenger Dr. Raul Ruiz faced off in ... Republican Representative Mary Bono Mack and Democratic challenger Dr. Raul Ruiz faced off in their only televised debate for the California 36th Congressional District race. The debate in the Palm Desert studio of KMIR-TV was co-sponsored by The Desert Sun.
Courtesy of KMIR 6.
5:02 pm MT Approx. 56 min. Book Discussion on Syria: The Fall of the House of Assad David Lesch; Terry McCarthy Author David Lesch talked about his book, Syria: The Fall of the House of Assad. Among the ... Author David Lesch talked about his book, Syria: The Fall of the House of Assad. Among the topics were the rise of Bashar al-Assad in Syria, the faith that many in the West had that he would implement reforms in the country, and the Syrian ruler’s turn towards repression and violence in recent years. He responded to questions from the audience. 2:35 pm MT Approx. 1 hr. 2 min. Book Discussion on Embers of War Henry Fortunato; Fredrik Logevall Cornell University historian Fredrik Logevall talked about the origins of the Vietnam War, which ... Cornell University historian Fredrik Logevall talked about the origins of the Vietnam War, which he termed America’s “least popular war.” Beginning with the 1919 Versailles Peace Conference that ended World War I, continuing through a half century of French rule, and on to America’s involvement in Vietnam, he said the war was a story of political, military, and diplomatic maneuvering and miscalculation.
Logevall is John S. Knight professor of international studies at Cornell University.
4:21 pm MT Approx. 2 min. Weekly Presidential Address Barack Obama President Barack Obama gave his weekly Internet address, in which he discusses the U.S. economy ... President Barack Obama gave his weekly Internet address, in which he discusses the U.S. economy and employment. 6:00 pm MT Approx. 45 min. Book Discussion on Strom Thurmond's America Joseph Crespino Joseph Crespino, history professor at Emory University, recounted the life and political career of ... Joseph Crespino, history professor at Emory University, recounted the life and political career of the late Senator Strom Thurmond of South Carolina (1902-2003). The author recalls the many events that composed the former Senator’s 47-year career, from his presidential candidacy in 1948 to his 24-hour filibuster in opposition to the Civil Rights Act of 1957, and his movement from the Democratic to Republican Party in 1964. Joseph Crespino speaks at Lemuria Books in Jackson, Mississippi. 3:42 pm MT Approx. 9 min. James G. Blaine and the Blaine House Earle Shettleworth Maine State Historian Earle Shettleworth talked about Maine’s governor’s mansion and ... Maine State Historian Earle Shettleworth talked about Maine’s governor’s mansion and its namesake James G. Blaine, an American political figure during the mid to late 19th century. 
C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles (LCVs) made a stop in their “2012 LCV Cities Tour” in Augusta, Maine, on September 10-13 to feature the history and literary life of the community. Working with the Time Warner Cable local affiliate, they visited literary and historic sites where local historians, authors, and civic leaders were interviewed.
4:24 pm MT Approx. 3 min. Weekly Republican Address Markwayne Mullin Markwayne Mullin, the Republican candidate for Oklahoma’s 2nd House district, gave the ... Markwayne Mullin, the Republican candidate for Oklahoma’s 2nd House district, gave the weekly Republican address, in which he discussed small business and employment issues. 6:46 pm MT Approx. 57 min. Book Discussion on In the Shadow of Greatness Members of the 2002 U.S. Naval Academy graduating class spoke about the book In the Shadow of ... Members of the 2002 U.S. Naval Academy graduating class spoke about the book In the Shadow of Greatness: Voices of Leadership, Sacrifice, and Service from America’s Longest War, which chronicled their experiences serving in Iraq and Afghanistan in the years following the September 2001 terrorist attacks on the U.S. Following their remarks they answered questions from the audience. 3:52 pm MT Approx. 7 min. Massachusetts Maritime History Richard Smith; Ryan Walsh Historian Richard Norton Smith toured three locations along Boston’s North Shore: Fort ... Historian Richard Norton Smith toured three locations along Boston’s North Shore: Fort Sewall in Marblehead, Massachusetts; the Salem Maritime National Historic Site and Custom House; and the Gloucester Fisherman’s Memorial.
These stops on the Presidents and Patriots Historical Tours' nine-day “New England by the Sea: Whales, Witches & Writers” tour were on October 7 and 8, 2011.
4:28 pm MT Approx. 31 min. Communicators with John Kneuer and Ed Paisley John Kneuer and Ed Paisley talked about the technology and innovation agendas of presidential ... John Kneuer and Ed Paisley talked about the technology and innovation agendas of presidential candidates President Obama and Mitt Romney, and the role of government in these sectors if each is elected president.
Mr. Kneuer supported Governor Romney’s agenda, Ed Paisley President Obama’s, but neither was an official campaign surrogate.
7:45 pm MT Approx. 3 min. JFK White House Tapes, Cuban Missile Crisis President Kennedy taped many of his White House conversations. In this October 18, 1962 ... President Kennedy taped many of his White House conversations. In this October 18, 1962 recording, he dictates an account of the debates among his top advisors in the midst of the Cuban Missile Crisis. This tape was made two days after the president was notified that aerial photographs revealed a Soviet missile base in Cuba. 4:00 pm MT Approx. 1 hr. 7 min. 1862 Western Theater River Operations Craig Symonds U.S. Naval Academy professor emeritus Craig Symonds spoke about military operations in the West ... U.S. Naval Academy professor emeritus Craig Symonds spoke about military operations in the West during the U.S. Civil War. He focused on significant naval battles along Western rivers, the use of a gun boat fleet, and military command and control along the western boarders. He also talked about the logistical challenges posed by the region, strategies employed by ground and naval forces, and the leadership of Union officers like General Ulysses S. Grant and Admiral Andrew H. Foote. He responded to questions from the audience.
5:00 pm MT Approx. 1 hr. 54 min. Presidential Candidates Debate Tom Brokaw; John McCain; Barack Obama In the second of three debates between presidential candidates, Senators John McCain and Barack ... In the second of three debates between presidential candidates, Senators John McCain and Barack Obama answered questions submitted by a group of uncommitted voters identified by the Gallup Organization and via electronic mail. Questions focused on the economy, the crisis in the financial markets, U.S. troop deployments overseas, and other foreign policy issues.
During this town hall format debate, the candidates were seated on stools and free to move around the stage. Tom Brokaw moderated the event held at Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee. The debate was shown in a full-screen format provided by the television network pool.
7:59 pm MT Approx. 39 min. After Words with Marguerite Guzman Bouvard Marguerite Bouvard; Amy Goodman Poet and professor Marguerite Guzman Bouvard focused on the battles U.S. veterans must endure once ... Poet and professor Marguerite Guzman Bouvard focused on the battles U.S. veterans must endure once they return home from serving in combat zones. She argued that unconventional weaponry and multiple deployments compound cases of post-traumatic stress disorder, and civilian society is often ill-equipped to assist debilitated veterans. Ms. Bouvard spoke with Democracy Now!'s Amy Goodman. 5:09 pm MT Approx. 3 min. JFK White House Tapes, Cuban Missile Crisis President Kennedy taped many of his White House conversations. In this October 18, 1962 ... President Kennedy taped many of his White House conversations. In this October 18, 1962 recording, he dictates an account of the debates among his top advisors in the midst of the Cuban Missile Crisis. This tape was made two days after the president was notified that aerial photographs revealed a Soviet missile base in Cuba.
6:56 pm MT Approx. 1 hr. 46 min. Presidential Candidates Debate George Bush; Albert Gore; Jim Lehrer In the third and final debate sponsored by the Commission on Presidential Debates, presidential ... In the third and final debate sponsored by the Commission on Presidential Debates, presidential candidates debated in a town-hall format, with both candidates taking questions from an audience of undecided voters chosen by the Gallup organization. The debate opened with a moment of silence to mark the death of Missouri Governor Carnahan. In sometimes antagonistic exchanges the candidates addressed various issues including health care, tax cuts, education, and Affirmative Action. Both tended to agree, however, on policy toward the Middle East. 8:44 pm MT Approx. 41 min. Book Discussion on Exceptional America Nick Adams 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. 5:15 pm MT 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.
8:43 pm MT Approx. 1 hr. 31 min. Presidential Candidates Debate The presidential candidates for the 1992 election debated each other in the the second of three ... The presidential candidates for the 1992 election debated each other in the the second of three scheduled presidential debates. The participants were President George Bush, Governor Bill Clinton, and Ross Perot. They answered questions from the audience that regarded their campaigns and their policy preferences, which mostly focused on economic issues. The audience consisted of 209 undecided voters from the Richmond, VA area. 9:26 pm MT Approx. 18 min. Book Discussion on What Color Is My World? Kareem Abdul-Jabbar; Susan Swain Kareem Abdul-Jabbar talked about his children’s book, What Color Is My World?: The Lost ... Kareem Abdul-Jabbar talked about his children’s book, What Color Is My World?: The Lost History of African-American Inventors, and responded to telephone calls and electronic communications.
He was interviewed while at the 2012 Los Angeles Times Festival of Books being held on the University Park Campus of the University of Southern California. The program closed with scenes of the festival and schedule information.
6:00 pm MT Approx. 1 hr. 4 min. Battle Over the Equal Rights Amendment Kirsten Swinth Fordham University history professor Kirsten Swinth delivered a lecture about the consideration of ... Fordham University history professor Kirsten Swinth delivered a lecture about the consideration of the Equal Rights Amendment in the 1970s and 1980s. The Equal Rights Amendment was a proposed amendment to the U.S. Constitution that would guarantee certain rights for women. It passed Congress but was not ratified by the required number of state legislatures.
10:19 pm MT Approx. 1 hr. 19 min. Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin Oral Argument The U.S. Supreme Court heard oral argument on Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin, a ... The U.S. Supreme Court heard oral argument on Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin, a case on affirmative action policies in higher education. 
This program contained the audio recording released by the court.*Still images of participants were shown on the screen as they spoke.*Justice Thomas did not speak.*
Justice Kagan did not take part in the case.
The Supreme Court decided 7-1 to send the case back to the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals for further review. Justice Kennedy in his opinion for the Court wrote that the university’s program must be narrowly tailored enough “to prove race-neutral alternatives would not produce the "educational benefits of diversity.” Justice Ginsberg dissented.
9:56 pm MT Approx. 19 min. Book Discussion on The Making of Modern Economics Mark Skousen; Peter Slen Mark Skousen, co-founder of FreedomFest, one of the largest libertarian conferences in the U.S., ... Mark Skousen, co-founder of FreedomFest, one of the largest libertarian conferences in the U.S., talked about the Fest, his life, and his book, The Making of Modern Economics. He was interviewed in Bally’s Las Vegas Hotel and Casino, where the conference was held. 7:06 pm MT Approx. 49 min. Women's Suffrage in Missouri Margot McMillen; Mary O'Halloran Margot McMillen, author of The Golden Lane, explored how a protest by thousands of women at ... Margot McMillen, author of The Golden Lane, explored how a protest by thousands of women at the 1916 Democratic National Convention in St. Louis changed minds and helped make voting rights for women a reality. McMillen is an adjunct instructor of English at Westminster College in Fulton, Missouri.
11:38 pm MT Approx. 42 min. Book Discussion on Fisher v. University of Texas Courtney Bowie; Pedro Echevarria; Stuart Taylor Coutney Bowie and Stuart Taylor discussed the Fisher v. University of Texas affirmative ... Coutney Bowie and Stuart Taylor discussed the Fisher v. University of Texas affirmative action case that was heard by the Supreme Court earlier that week, as well as the contemporary role of affirmative action. They also responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. 10:15 pm MT Approx. 30 min. Book Discussion on The Distance Between Us Reyna Grande; Peter Slen 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. 7:56 pm MT Approx. 3 min. JFK White House Tapes, Cuban Missile Crisis President Kennedy taped many of his White House conversations. In this October 18, 1962 ... President Kennedy taped many of his White House conversations. In this October 18, 1962 recording, he dictates an account of the debates among his top advisors in the midst of the Cuban Missile Crisis. This tape was made two days after the president was notified that aerial photographs revealed a Soviet missile base in Cuba.
12:22 am MT Approx. 2 min. Weekly Presidential Address Barack Obama President Barack Obama gave his weekly Internet address, in which he discusses the U.S. economy ... President Barack Obama gave his weekly Internet address, in which he discusses the U.S. economy and employment. 10:46 pm MT Approx. 1 hr. 6 min. Book Discussion on Desert Reckoning Deanne Stillman Author Deanne Stillman talked about her book, Desert Reckoning: A Town Sheriff, a Mojave ... Author Deanne Stillman talked about her book, Desert Reckoning: A Town Sheriff, a Mojave Hermit, and the Biggest Manhunt in Modern California History. The book examines the case of Donald Kueck who shot deputy sheriff Stephen Sorenson in the Antelope Valley, a desert region north of Los Angeles. Ms. Stillman examined the changing landscape of the high Mojave Desert, which encompasses half of Los Angeles County and according to the author, had been a popular destination for individuals seeking to withdraw from the rest of society. She answered questions from members of the audience. 8:00 pm MT Approx. 1 hr. 7 min. 1862 Western Theater River Operations Craig Symonds U.S. Naval Academy professor emeritus Craig Symonds spoke about military operations in the West ... U.S. Naval Academy professor emeritus Craig Symonds spoke about military operations in the West during the U.S. Civil War. He focused on significant naval battles along Western rivers, the use of a gun boat fleet, and military command and control along the western boarders. He also talked about the logistical challenges posed by the region, strategies employed by ground and naval forces, and the leadership of Union officers like General Ulysses S. Grant and Admiral Andrew H. Foote. He responded to questions from the audience.
12:25 am MT Approx. 3 min. Weekly Republican Address Markwayne Mullin Markwayne Mullin, the Republican candidate for Oklahoma’s 2nd House district, gave the ... Markwayne Mullin, the Republican candidate for Oklahoma’s 2nd House district, gave the weekly Republican address, in which he discussed small business and employment issues. 11:53 pm MT Approx. 3 min. President Kennedy's Cuban Missile Crisis Oval Office Address John Kennedy Archival footage of President John F. Kennedy’s Oval Office Address during the Cuban Missile ... Archival footage of President John F. Kennedy’s Oval Office Address during the Cuban Missile Crisis. On October 22, 1962 President Kennedy addressed the nation on the build-up of Soviet nuclear missiles on Cuba, saying he had ordered a quarantine of the island and would continue military surveillance missions. He also said that the U.S. would consider any attack on the Western Hemisphere an attack on the U.S., “requiring a full retaliatory response upon the Soviet Union.” He also called on international diplomatic organizations to back the U.S. 9:09 pm MT Approx. 3 min. Willie Horton Barbara Walsh Journalist Barbara Walsh talked about her time as a reporter at the Eagle-Tribune covering ... Journalist Barbara Walsh talked about her time as a reporter at the Eagle-Tribune covering the Willie Horton trial and subsequent escape from prison. Her Pulitzer Prize-winning reporting was the basis for a 1988 presidential campaign advertisement criticizing Governor Michael Dukakis for the Massachusetts furlough program.
C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles (LCVs) made a stop in their “2012 LCV Cities Tour” in Augusta, Maine, on September 10-13 to feature the history and literary life of the community. Working with the Time Warner Cable local affiliate, they visited literary and historic sites where local historians, authors, and civic leaders were interviewed. The history segments air on American History TV (AHTV) on C-SPAN3 and the literary events/non-fiction author segments air on BookTV on C-SPAN2.
12:29 am MT Approx. 1 hr. 6 min. Influence of Nonprofits on Political Campaigns Panelists discussed the influence of Super PACs and non-profit political spending in the 2012 ... Panelists discussed the influence of Super PACs and non-profit political spending in the 2012 election. Topics included the differences between Super PACSs and 501(c)4 organizations, disclosure, regulation, issue ads, donor anonymity, privacy, and the concept of money as free speech. Farai Chideya moderated.
“Dark Money Rises: The Influence of Nonprofits in Campaign 2012” was part of the Investigate This: Conversations with ProPublica series of Tenement Talks held at the Lower East Side Tenement Museum Shop.
12:01 am MT Approx. 24 min. Book Discussion on The Richest Woman in America Janet Wallach Biographer Janet Wallach recalled the life of Hetty Green (1834-1916), whose investment of her ... Biographer Janet Wallach recalled the life of Hetty Green (1834-1916), whose investment of her family inheritance resulted in a net worth of close to $100 million ($2.5 billion adjusted for inflation) by the end of her life. Janet Wallach speaks at Corner Bookshop in New York City and answered questions from the audience. 9:15 pm MT 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.
1:37 am MT Approx. 1 hr. 46 min. Presidential Candidates Debate George Bush; Albert Gore; Jim Lehrer In the third and final debate sponsored by the Commission on Presidential Debates, presidential ... In the third and final debate sponsored by the Commission on Presidential Debates, presidential candidates debated in a town-hall format, with both candidates taking questions from an audience of undecided voters chosen by the Gallup organization. The debate opened with a moment of silence to mark the death of Missouri Governor Carnahan. In sometimes antagonistic exchanges the candidates addressed various issues including health care, tax cuts, education, and Affirmative Action. Both tended to agree, however, on policy toward the Middle East. 12:25 am MT Approx. 5 min. Book Discussion on Watergate: A Novel Thomas Mallon; Peter Slen Thomas Mallon talked about his book, Watergate: A Novel.
He was interviewed while at ...
Thomas Mallon talked about his book, Watergate: A Novel.
He was interviewed while at the 12th annual National Book Festival, held on the National Mall.
The program opened and closed with scenes of the festival and scheduling information.
10:00 pm MT Approx. 1 hr. 4 min. Battle Over the Equal Rights Amendment Kirsten Swinth Fordham University history professor Kirsten Swinth delivered a lecture about the consideration of ... Fordham University history professor Kirsten Swinth delivered a lecture about the consideration of the Equal Rights Amendment in the 1970s and 1980s. The Equal Rights Amendment was a proposed amendment to the U.S. Constitution that would guarantee certain rights for women. It passed Congress but was not ratified by the required number of state legislatures.
3:25 am MT Approx. 1 hr. 31 min. Presidential Candidates Debate The presidential candidates for the 1992 election debated each other in the the second of three ... The presidential candidates for the 1992 election debated each other in the the second of three scheduled presidential debates. The participants were President George Bush, Governor Bill Clinton, and Ross Perot. They answered questions from the audience that regarded their campaigns and their policy preferences, which mostly focused on economic issues. The audience consisted of 209 undecided voters from the Richmond, VA area. 12:31 am MT Approx. 1 hr. 18 min. Book Discussion on The Seventeen Solutions Ralph Nader Ralph Nader, author of The Seventeen Solutions: Bold Ideas for Our American Future, ... Ralph Nader, author of The Seventeen Solutions: Bold Ideas for Our American Future, presented his thoughts on America’s economic and sociopolitical landscape and spoke about seventeen solutions that he said would answer several issues facing the country. Among the issues were tax reform, the reduction of the military budget, and programs for job growth. He responded to questions from the audience.
Ralph Nader ran for President of the United States on the Green Party ticket in 1996 and 2000 and as an independent in 2004. He is the author of several books, including “Unsafe at Any Speed,” an indictment of the auto industry published in 1965.
11:06 pm MT Approx. 49 min. Women's Suffrage in Missouri Margot McMillen; Mary O'Halloran Margot McMillen, author of The Golden Lane, explored how a protest by thousands of women at ... Margot McMillen, author of The Golden Lane, explored how a protest by thousands of women at the 1916 Democratic National Convention in St. Louis changed minds and helped make voting rights for women a reality. McMillen is an adjunct instructor of English at Westminster College in Fulton, Missouri.
1:50 am MT Approx. 55 min. Book Discussion on SEAL Team Six Howard Wasdin Howard Wasdin talked about his book, SEAL Team Six: Memoirs of an Elite Navy SEAL Sniper. ... Howard Wasdin talked about his book, SEAL Team Six: Memoirs of an Elite Navy SEAL Sniper. He used slides during his presentation and then responded to questions from members of the audience.
This event of the Fall for the Book Festival was held at Sherwood Center in Fairfax, Virginia. It was sponsored by the Friends of the Naval Order of the United States.
11:56 pm MT Approx. 3 min. JFK White House Tapes, Cuban Missile Crisis President Kennedy taped many of his White House conversations. In this October 18, 1962 ... President Kennedy taped many of his White House conversations. In this October 18, 1962 recording, he dictates an account of the debates among his top advisors in the midst of the Cuban Missile Crisis. This tape was made two days after the president was notified that aerial photographs revealed a Soviet missile base in Cuba.
2:46 am MT Approx. 56 min. The Courage to Hope Esther Armah; Shirley Sherrod 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. 12:00 am MT Approx. 29 min. Milwaukee History and Architecture Laura Bray; Kathleen Kean Kathy Kean spoke about historic neighborhoods and buildings in Milwaukee including the 1879 Grain ... Kathy Kean spoke about historic neighborhoods and buildings in Milwaukee including the 1879 Grain Exchange, and the Walker’s Point Historic District. 
This is the second of a two-part look at Milwaukee architecture.
3:44 am MT Approx. 52 min. Book Discussion on Shadowbosses Mallory Factor; James Sherk Mallory Factor talked about the power of government employee unions and impact they have had on ... Mallory Factor talked about the power of government employee unions and impact they have had on policy-making. He responded to questions from members of the audience in the Heritage Foundation’s Lehrman Auditorium. 12:30 am MT Approx. 59 min. Catherine Allgor on Dolley Madison Catherine Allgor Catherine Allgor discussed how first lady Dolley Madison came to symbolize the new American ... Catherine Allgor discussed how first lady Dolley Madison came to symbolize the new American democracy in the War of 1812. She responded to questions from members of the audience at the Norfolk Botanical Garden. 
“Dolley Madison and the Creation of the American Nation” was an event of the OpSail 2012 Virginia 1812 Bicentennial Speaker Series, held in partnership with the U.S. Navy in commemoration of the War of 1812.
4:37 am MT Approx. 7 min. Book Discussion on The Impeachment of Abraham Lincoln: A Novel Stephen Carter; Peter Slen Stephen Carter talked about his novel, The Impeachment of Abraham Lincoln. He talked about ... Stephen Carter talked about his novel, The Impeachment of Abraham Lincoln. He talked about how the book arose out of speculations about what could have happened if President Lincoln had survived what was his assassination. This scenario includes other efforts of his enemies to remove him from the White House.
He was interviewed while at the 12th annual National Book Festival, held on the National Mall.
The program opened and closed with scenes of the festival and scheduling information.
1:30 am MT Approx. 1 hr. 2 min. Book Discussion on Embers of War Henry Fortunato; Fredrik Logevall Cornell University historian Fredrik Logevall talked about the origins of the Vietnam War, which ... Cornell University historian Fredrik Logevall talked about the origins of the Vietnam War, which he termed America’s “least popular war.” Beginning with the 1919 Versailles Peace Conference that ended World War I, continuing through a half century of French rule, and on to America’s involvement in Vietnam, he said the war was a story of political, military, and diplomatic maneuvering and miscalculation.
Logevall is John S. Knight professor of international studies at Cornell University.
4:45 am MT Approx. 1 hr. 22 min. Book Discussion on Islam and the Arab Awakening Tariq Ramadan Tariq Ramadan talked about the causes behind the 2011 popular uprisings in North Africa and the ... Tariq Ramadan talked about the causes behind the 2011 popular uprisings in North Africa and the Middle East, and the role Islam will play in the futures of the countries involved. He also responded to questions from members of the audience at Politics and Prose Bookstore in Washington, D.C. 2:36 am MT Approx. 21 min. The Evictions of Malaga Island, Maine Marylin Voter Archaeologists uncovered artifacts on Malaga Island, Maine after its mixed-race inhabitants were ... Archaeologists uncovered artifacts on Malaga Island, Maine after its mixed-race inhabitants were ordered to leave in 1912. Marylyn Darling Voter, a descendant whose family was evicted, spoke about life on the island. 
C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles (LCVs) made a stop in their “2012 LCV Cities Tour” in Augusta, Maine, on September 10-13 to feature the history and literary life of the community. Working with the Time Warner Cable local affiliate, they visited literary and historic sites where local historians, authors, and civic leaders were interviewed.
2:59 am MT Approx. 46 min. Book Discussion on Lion of Liberty Harlow Unger Harlow Unger recounts the life of Patrick Henry, known for his declaration, “give me liberty ... Harlow Unger recounts the life of Patrick Henry, known for his declaration, “give me liberty or give me death.” Patrick Henry was an early advocate of the the decision to declare war against the British and a critical voice against the size of the American government following the Revolution. Mr. Unger examines the political career of the four-term governor of Virginia who declined several positions in the national government, including as a senator, chief justice of the Supreme Court, and secretary of state, due to his steadfast criticism of big government. Harlow Unger discussed his book at Red Hill, The Patrick Henry Memorial in Brookneal, Virginia.
3:46 am MT Approx. 14 min. Book Discussion on The Flight of Apollo 7 Apollo 7 was the first manned Apollo mission and the first to transmit live television broadcasts ... Apollo 7 was the first manned Apollo mission and the first to transmit live television broadcasts from orbit. This is a NASA film on the October 1968 Apollo 7 mission.
4:01 am MT Approx. 1 hr. Images of Generals McClellan and Lee Harold Holzer Lincoln Bicentennial Foundation Chair Harold Holzer talks about the photographs, prints, and ... Lincoln Bicentennial Foundation Chair Harold Holzer talks about the photographs, prints, and political cartoons featuring two of the war’s leading generals, George B. McClellan and Robert E. Lee. He explains how the tone of those images changed over the course of the war and beyond, as dictated by each general’s successes and failures both on and off the battlefield. This hour-long talk is from the 2012 Civil War Institute Conference at Gettysburg College.