C-SPAN Schedule

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4:00 am PT Approx. 47 min. LIVE Open Phones Phone lines were open for comments on the pros and cons of the use of cameras to cover Congress, Phone lines were open for comments on the pros and cons of the use of cameras to cover Congress, 3:12 am PT Approx. 1 hr. 47 min. Importance of Public Service Former President Bill Clinton moderated a discussion with activists who talk about their service ... Former President Bill Clinton moderated a discussion with activists who talk about their service activities and what motivates them in trying to make a difference. Speakers included recording artist Usher; former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright who spoke about her efforts in a post-governmental role; and others who co-founded their own organizations to help people living in underdeveloped countries. Usher led the audience in singing “The Greatest Love of All.” 5:01 am PT Approx. 57 min. Bill Beck Oral History Interview ; Forty years after the first full scale engagement between U.S. troops and the People’s Army ... Forty years after the first full scale engagement between U.S. troops and the People’s Army of Vietnam, the Vietnam Archive at Texas Tech University in Lubbock interviewed veterans from the Battles of the Ia Drang Valley. 
It was after these battles - waged in November 1965 - that North Vietnamese forces began engaging in guerilla warfare.
The Americans - outnumbered by the North Vietnamese Army - prevailed, but it was at a heavy cost. Bill Beck was an assistant machine gunner whose actions at a clearing called Landing Zone X-Ray earned him a Silver Star. In this hour-long interview - airing for the first time on television -- Beck recalls a routine mission on a beautiful Sunday afternoon that turned into a life and death struggle.
4:49 am PT Approx. 39 min. LIVE Highway Bill Extension ; Alison Black talked about the Federal Transportation Service Program, which Congress passed a ... Alison Black talked about the Federal Transportation Service Program, which Congress passed a 90-day extension of earlier in the week. She discussed the merits of the program, why an extension is important, and the details of several related bills that are moving through Congress. She responded to phone calls and electronic communications. 5:02 am PT Approx. 1 hr. 9 min. 2012 National Book Critics Circle Awards Book TV presents the2012 National Book Critics Circle Awards from The New School inNew ... Book TV presents the2012 National Book Critics Circle Awards from The New School inNew YorkCity.The awards are presented annually by the nation’s critics in six categories, non-fiction, autobiography, biography, criticism, fiction, and poetry.This year’s ceremony also includes the presentation of the Ivan Sandrof Award for Lifetime Achievement to Robert Silvers, editor of the New York Review of Books.
The 2012 finalists in each category:
Nonfiction:
Amanda Foreman, A World on Fire:Britain’s Crucial Role in the American CivilWar
James Gleick, The Information
Adam Hochschild, To End AllWars:A Story of Loyalty and Rebellion, 1914-1918
Maya Jasanoff, Liberty’s Exiles:American Loyalists in the Revolutionary War
John Jeremiah Sullivan, Pulphead:Essays
Biography:
Mary Gabriel, Love and Capital:Karl and Jenny Marx and the Birth of Revolution
John Lewis Gaddis, George F. Kennan:An American Life
Paul Hendrickson, Hemingway’s Boat:Everything He Loved in Life, and Lost, 1934-1961
Manning Marable, id="1332527207077S" style="display: noneMalcolm X:A Life of Reinvention
Ezra Vogel, Deng Xiaoping and the Transformation of China
Autobiography:
Diane Ackerman, One Hundred Names for Love:A Stroke, A Marriage, and the Language of Healing
Mira Bartock, The Memory Palace
Sharifa Rhodes-Pitts, Harlem Is Nowhere:A Journey to the Mecca of Black America
Luis Rodriguez, It Calls You Back:An OdysseyThrough Love, Addiction, Revolutions, and Healing
Deb Olin Unferth, Revolution:The Year IFell in Love and Went to Join the War
Criticism:
DavidBellos, Is That a Fishin Your Ear?:Translation and the Meaning of Everything
Geoff Dyer, Otherwise Known as the Human Condition:Selected Essays and Reviews
Jonathan Lethem, The Ecstasy of Influence
Dubravka Ugresic, Karaoke Culture
Ellen Willis, Out of the Vinyl Deeps:Ellen Willis on Rock Music
Fiction:
TejuCole, Open City
Jeffrey Eugenides, The Marriage Plot
Alan Holinghurst, The Stranger’s Child
Edith Pearlman, Binocular Vision
Dana Spiotta, Stone Arabia
Poetry:
Forrest Gander, Core Samples from the World
Aracelis Girmay, Kingdom Animalia
Laura Kasischke, Space, in Chains
Yusef Komunyakaa, TheChameleon Couch
Bruce Smith, Devotions
5:59 am PT Approx. 12 min. Japanese Internment Camp Following the bombing of Pearl Harbor, 10 Japanese-American internment camps were set up in the ... Following the bombing of Pearl Harbor, 10 Japanese-American internment camps were set up in the United States. The two easternmost of these were located in the Arkansas towns of Rohwer and Jerome. Our trip to the Butler Center takes the viewer into their collection of items that help paint the portrait of life inside one of these camps. 
C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles (LCVs) made a stop in their “2012 LCV Cities Tour” in Little Rock, Arkansas, on March 5-8 to feature the history and literary life of the community. Working with the Comcast local cable affiliate, they visited literary and historic sites where local historians, authors, and civic leaders were interviewed. The history segments air on American History TV (AHTV) on C-SPAN3 and the literary events/non-fiction author segments air on BookTV on C-SPAN2.
5:32 am PT Approx. 42 min. LIVE Federal Efforts on Online Consumer Privacy ; Mineesha Mithal talked about a Federal Trade Commission report regarding online consumer ... Mineesha Mithal talked about a Federal Trade Commission report regarding online consumer privacy. She discussed the various suggestions made in the report as well as what companies can do to implement these suggestions. She responded to phone calls and electronic communications. 6:17 am PT Approx. 1 hr. 13 min. Book Discussion on American Grace David Campbell examines the current state of religious observance and interfaith relationships in ... David Campbell examines the current state of religious observance and interfaith relationships in the United States and how it has changed over the past fifty years. Professor Campbell used slides during his presentation, in which he specifically focused on the reaction to Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney’s Mormonism and presented his thoughts on what it says about religious tolerance today. He responded to questions from members of the audience at the University of Southern California.
“Is This the Mormon Moment? Will Mitt Romeny be the Mormons' JFK?” was part of the Elizabeth and Robert Plumleigh Lecture Series “Religion in a Time of Politics.” It was held at the USC Davidson Conference Center.
6:15 am PT Approx. 1 hr. 23 min. Honoring Female Korean War Veterans Next, women veterans of the Korean War are honored by the Defense Department. They reflect on ... Next, women veterans of the Korean War are honored by the Defense Department. They reflect on their service as nurses and medical specialists during the Korean War, which lasted from 1950 to 1953.
This is about an hour and 25 minutes.
6:18 am PT Approx. 42 min. LIVE Future Role of International Space Station ; Mark Matthews talked about the international space station and its future role now that its ... Mark Matthews talked about the international space station and its future role now that its 13-year construction process is complete. He discussed what the space station’s current role is, what experiments NASA hopes to complete, and what is the next goal for human space exploration. He responded to phone calls and electronic communications. 7:46 am PT Approx. 56 min. Book Discussion on Hey America, Your Roots Are Showing ; Megan Smolenyak talked about her book of Hey, America, Your Roots Are Showing: Adventures in ... Megan Smolenyak talked about her book of Hey, America, Your Roots Are Showing: Adventures in Discovering, News-Making Connections, Unexpected Ancestors, Long-Hidden Secrets, and Solving Historical Puzzles. The event opened with a video trailer for the book. She was interviewed by Stuart Mellan and responded to questions from members of the audience.
This was a program of the 4th annual Tucson Festival of Books in the Henry Koffler Building on the campus of the University of Arizona.
7:38 am PT Approx. 5 min. Clara Barton's Missing Soldiers Office Preview Between 1861 and 1868, Clara Barton, known as the Angel of the Battlefield and founder of the ... Between 1861 and 1868, Clara Barton, known as the Angel of the Battlefield and founder of the American Red Cross, lived in a Washington, DC boarding house.  She employed twelve clerks on the third floor in her “Missing Soldiers Office,” where they received over 60,000 letters from families searching for lost sons and husbands.
In 1996, Richard Lyons, a carpenter for the General Services Administration was helping to prepare the building for demolition when he discovered an original office sign in the attic. 
American History TV visited the building on seventh street to learn about the Missing Soldiers Office, and to hear the story of Richard Lyons, who worked alone for months to save the building from demolition.
Also appearing in this program is historian Susan Rosenvold, superintendent of Clara Barton’s Missing Soldier’s Office.
7:02 am PT Approx. 1 hr. 3 min. Women and the 2012 Elections Panelists talked about the get-out-the-vote efforts and election issues close to women in 2012. ... Panelists talked about the get-out-the-vote efforts and election issues close to women in 2012. Among the topics they addressed were the issue of reproductive rights in the presidential campaign, and other social issues. They also responded to questions from the audience. 8:54 am PT Approx. 7 min. Ann Coulter Book Signing ; Ann Coulter was shown signing copies of her book Demonic and having her picture taken with ... Ann Coulter was shown signing copies of her book Demonic and having her picture taken with fans. She also arranged interviews with French and Danish reporters.
She was at the Conservative Political Action Conference, held February 9-11, 2012, at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel in Washington, D.C.
7:44 am PT Approx. 15 min. Arkansas Civil War Flags American History TV showed a behind the scenes preview of a new exhibit coming to the Old State ... American History TV showed a behind the scenes preview of a new exhibit coming to the Old State House in Little Rock, Arkansas, which examined the stories of rare flags and the people who carried them into battle.
C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles (LCVs) made a stop in their “2012 LCV Cities Tour” in Little Rock, Arkansas, on March 5-8 to feature the history and literary life of the community. Working with the Comcast local cable affiliate, they visited literary and historic sites where local historians, authors, and civic leaders were interviewed. The history segments air on American History TV (AHTV) on C-SPAN3 and the literary events/non-fiction author segments air on BookTV on C-SPAN2.
8:06 am PT Approx. 1 hr. 55 min. LIVE Wisconsin Faith and Freedom Coalition Republican presidential candidates Mitt Romney, Rick Santorum, and Newt Gingrich spoke at the ... Republican presidential candidates Mitt Romney, Rick Santorum, and Newt Gingrich spoke at the Wisconsin Faith and Freedom Coalition presidential kick-off event. Other speakers included House Budget Committee Chair Paul Ryan (R-WI) as well as former Attorney General Alberto Gonzales and Faith and Freedom Coalition Chair Ralph Reed. 9:01 am PT Approx. 1 hr. 58 min. Book TV in Little Rock, Arkansas C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles (LCVs) made a stop in their “2012 LCV Cities ... C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles (LCVs) made a stop in their “2012 LCV Cities Tour” in Little Rock, Arkansas, on March 5-8 to feature the history and literary life of the community. Working with the Comcast local cable affiliate, they visited literary and historic sites where local historians, authors, and civic leaders were interviewed. The history segments air on American History TV (AHTV) on C-SPAN3 and the literary events/non-fiction author segments air on BookTV on C-SPAN2.
Programs shown during the Little Rock LCV Weekend on Book TV:
Carla Killough McClafferty The Many Faces of George Washington
Sidney Wallace
Grif Stockley Blood in Their Eyes
J.N. Heiskell Collection at Arkansas Studies Institute
Mark Christ Civil War Arkansas 1863
Charlie McDermott
Ernie Dumas Waiting for the Cemetery Vote
David Welky The Thousand-Year Flood: The Ohio-Mississippi Disaster of 1937
Bernie Babcock
Arkansas Lit Fest
8:00 am PT Approx. 48 min. George Washington's Challenges Next, author and Brandeis University history professor David Hackett Fischer discusses the tactics ... Next, author and Brandeis University history professor David Hackett Fischer discusses the tactics and strategies that George Washington used to confront challenges. He spoke at a University of Oklahoma symposium on the Founding of America. This is 50 minutes.
10:03 am PT Approx. 2 min. Clinton Global Initiative Daniel de Vise was interviewed by phone about the history and mission of the Clinton Global ... Daniel de Vise was interviewed by phone about the history and mission of the Clinton Global Initiative. 9:04 am PT Approx. 40 min. Book Discussion on The Many Faces of George Washington Carla Killough McClafferty recounted the project of a group of historians and scientists from ... Carla Killough McClafferty recounted the project of a group of historians and scientists from George Washington’s Mount Vernon Estate who set out in 2005 to better understand what George Washington looked like at different moments in his life. They created life models of George Washington as a young man of 19, Revolutionary War commander at 45, and as the first president at 57. She showed slides during her presentation and responded to questions from members of the audience in the Darragh Center Auditorium of the Central Arkansas Library System at a community event to kick-off the LCV tour of Little Rock. 
C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles (LCVs) made a stop in their “2012 LCV Cities Tour” in Little Rock, Arkansas, on March 5-8 to feature the history and literary life of the community. Working with the Comcast local cable affiliate, they visited literary and historic sites where local historians, authors, and civic leaders were interviewed.
8:49 am PT Approx. 8 min. General Douglas MacArthur American History TV went to the place where General Douglas MacArthur was born to learn about his ... American History TV went to the place where General Douglas MacArthur was born to learn about his family’s background, his birth in Arkansas, his firing by President Truman, and an address to the people of Little Rock on a return trip to his birthplace later in his career. 
C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles (LCVs) made a stop in their “2012 LCV Cities Tour” in Little Rock, Arkansas, on March 5-8 to feature the history and literary life of the community. Working with the Comcast local cable affiliate, they visited literary and historic sites where local historians, authors, and civic leaders were interviewed. The history segments air on American History TV (AHTV) on C-SPAN3 and the literary events/non-fiction author segments air on BookTV on C-SPAN2.
10:06 am PT Approx. 1 hr. 9 min. LIVE Business Ventures in Underdeveloped Countries Following opening remarks, business leaders talked about ways that young entrepreneurs are making ... Following opening remarks, business leaders talked about ways that young entrepreneurs are making a difference in underdeveloped countries. Topics included water supply, organic farming, apprenticeships, and some of the impediments that prevent people from public service, Chelsea Clinton moderated. 9:45 am PT Approx. 3 min. Arkansas History-Sidney Wallace Steven Teske talked about his book Unvarnished Arkansas: The Naked Truth About Nine Famous ... Steven Teske talked about his book Unvarnished Arkansas: The Naked Truth About Nine Famous Arkansans. The author told the uncommon, colorful, and unknown stories of nine Arkansans, who while not famous, helped tell the story of the state. This segment focused on Sidney Wallace.
C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles (LCVs) made a stop in their “2012 LCV Cities Tour” in Little Rock, Arkansas, on March 5-8 to feature the history and literary life of the community. Working with the Comcast local cable affiliate, they visited literary and historic sites where local historians, authors, and civic leaders were interviewed. The history segments air on American History TV (AHTV) on C-SPAN3 and the literary events/non-fiction author segments air on BookTV on C-SPAN2.
9:01 am PT Approx. 7 min. Book Discussion on Finding Iris Chang ; Paula Kamen talked about her book Finding Iris Chang: Friendship, Ambition, and the Loss of an ... Paula Kamen talked about her book Finding Iris Chang: Friendship, Ambition, and the Loss of an Extraordinary Mind (Da Capo Press; October 22, 2007; paperback December 8, 2008). She talked about her friendship with historian and journalist Iris Chang, the author of The Rape of Nanking: The Forgotten Holocaust of World War II. There were conspiracy theories when Ms. Chang committed suicide at the age of 36, due to mental illness, because of the facade Ms. Chang displayed. Ms. Kamen was interviewed at the 102nd annual meeting of the Organization of American Historians at the Washington Convention Center in Seattle.
11:17 am PT Approx. 1 hr. 29 min. Supreme Court Health Care Law Oral Argument, Day 1 The Supreme Court heard oral arguments on the first of the four cases challenging the 2010 health ... The Supreme Court heard oral arguments on the first of the four cases challenging the 2010 health care law. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services v. Florida examined the Anti-Injunction Act (AIA), a law that prohibited courts from striking down tax laws before they take effect. Attorney Robert Long was appointed by the Court to argue that the AIA applied in this case, as none of the parties to the case was arguing that the AIA barred the Court from reviewing the challenges.
The Court heard a total of 6 hours of argument over March 26, 27, and 28, 2012.
9:49 am PT Approx. 14 min. Book Discussion on Blood in Their Eyes Author Grif Stockley talked about a little known, but devastating story in Jim Crow era ... Author Grif Stockley talked about a little known, but devastating story in Jim Crow era Arkansas. The author looked at the evidence from this event such as letters, interviews, newspaper and trial transcripts that revealed the tale of the slaughter of at least 20 African-American sharecroppers who had dared to meet and then protest unfair settlements for their cotton crops from white plantation owners.
C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles (LCVs) made a stop in their “2012 LCV Cities Tour” in Little Rock, Arkansas, on March 5-8 to feature the history and literary life of the community. Working with the Comcast local cable affiliate, they visited literary and historic sites where local historians, authors, and civic leaders were interviewed. The history segments air on American History TV (AHTV) on C-SPAN3 and the literary events/non-fiction author segments air on BookTV on C-SPAN2.
9:08 am PT Approx. 57 min. Book Discussion on The Chinese in America: A Narrative History Ms. Chang discussed her latest book The Chinese in America: A Narrative History, ... Ms. Chang discussed her latest book The Chinese in America: A Narrative History, published by Viking. The book, a chronicle that spans 150 years and continues to the present day, covers the entire history of the Chinese in the United States. The author described the accomplishments of Chinese Americans, from the building of the transcontinental railroad to major scientific and technological advances. She also examined what it means to be an American and the “three pressures” now facing Chinese Americans: “the pressure to excel, the pressure to become white, and the pressure to embrace their ethnic heritage.” A question and answer period followed Ms. Chang’s remarks.
12:49 pm PT Approx. 4 min. Weekly Presidential Address President Obama talked about tax policy and economic growth in his weekly address. President Obama talked about tax policy and economic growth in his weekly address. 10:03 am PT Approx. 8 min. J.N. Heiskell Collection at Arkansas Studies Institute ; J.N. Heiskell was the owner, and editor of the Arkansas Gazette almost 70 years, and he was a ... J.N. Heiskell was the owner, and editor of the Arkansas Gazette almost 70 years, and he was a collector of all things Arkansas - from maps, to books, to photos and other objects - all of which created a picture of the state’s culture and history.
C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles (LCVs) made a stop in their “2012 LCV Cities Tour” in Little Rock, Arkansas, on March 5-8 to feature the history and literary life of the community. Working with the Comcast local cable affiliate, they visited literary and historic sites where local historians, authors, and civic leaders were interviewed. The history segments air on American History TV (AHTV) on C-SPAN3 and the literary events/non-fiction author segments air on BookTV on C-SPAN2.
10:06 am PT Approx. 2 min. The Old Mill in North Little Rock North Little Rock’s Mayor Patrick Hays talked about the history of the Old Mill, which was ... North Little Rock’s Mayor Patrick Hays talked about the history of the Old Mill, which was the only building in North Little Rock to have made an appearance in the opening credits of the movie, Gone with the Wind.
C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles (LCVs) made a stop in their “2012 LCV Cities Tour” in Little Rock, Arkansas, on March 5-8 to feature the history and literary life of the community. Working with the Comcast local cable affiliate, they visited literary and historic sites where local historians, authors, and civic leaders were interviewed. The history segments air on American History TV (AHTV) on C-SPAN3 and the literary events/non-fiction author segments air on BookTV on C-SPAN2.
12:54 pm PT Approx. 3 min. Weekly Republican Address Speaker of the House John Boehner delivered the weekly Republican address. He talked about ... Speaker of the House John Boehner delivered the weekly Republican address. He talked about bi-partisan cooperation on energy policy, the budget, and economic growth. He challenged President Obama to press for Senate action on bipartisan, House-passed energy bills. 10:12 am PT Approx. 19 min. Book Discussion on Civil War Arkansas 1863 Author Mark Christ talked about his book Civil War Arkansas 1863: The Battle for a ... Author Mark Christ talked about his book Civil War Arkansas 1863: The Battle for a State.
C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles (LCVs) made a stop in their “2012 LCV Cities Tour” in Little Rock, Arkansas, on March 5-8 to feature the history and literary life of the community. Working with the Comcast local cable affiliate, they visited literary and historic sites where local historians, authors, and civic leaders were interviewed. The history segments air on American History TV (AHTV) on C-SPAN3 and the literary events/non-fiction author segments air on BookTV on C-SPAN2.
10:10 am PT Approx. 48 min. Thomas Jefferson's Idea of America ; Although Thomas Jefferson was in France as the Constitution was being debated and signed, he had ... Although Thomas Jefferson was in France as the Constitution was being debated and signed, he had his own ideas for the new nation.
Next, University of Virginia History Professor Peter Onuf examines Thomas Jefferson’s idea of America and how his relationship with James Madison - whose ideas differed from his own - affected his opinions.
This is 50 minutes.
12:57 pm PT Approx. 2 min. Clinton Global Initiative Daniel de Vise was interviewed by phone about the history and mission of the Clinton Global ... Daniel de Vise was interviewed by phone about the history and mission of the Clinton Global Initiative. 10:31 am PT Approx. 2 min. Arkansas History-Charlie McDermott Steven Teske talked about his book Unvarnished Arkansas: The Naked Truth About Nine Famous ... Steven Teske talked about his book Unvarnished Arkansas: The Naked Truth About Nine Famous Arkansans. The author told the uncommon, colorful, and unknown stories of nine Arkansans, who while not famous, helped tell the story of the state. This segment focused on Charlie McDermott.
C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles (LCVs) made a stop in their “2012 LCV Cities Tour” in Little Rock, Arkansas, on March 5-8 to feature the history and literary life of the community. Working with the Comcast local cable affiliate, they visited literary and historic sites where local historians, authors, and civic leaders were interviewed. The history segments air on American History TV (AHTV) on C-SPAN3 and the literary events/non-fiction author segments air on BookTV on C-SPAN2.
11:00 am PT Approx. 58 min. Q&A with David McCullough ; David McCullough was interviewed about his life and work as an historian and author of many ... David McCullough was interviewed about his life and work as an historian and author of many publications including his most recent book, 1776, published by Simon and Schuster. 

The interview took place at Montpelier, the General Henry Knox Museum. Mr. McCullough discussed the importance of General Knox during the Revolutionary War. He also commented on attitudes toward education, success, technology, change, and history.
1:01 pm PT Approx. 1 hr. 34 min. LIVE Domestic and International Issues for the Next Generation ; Jon Stewart interviewed former President Bill Clinton about some of the most significant domestic ... Jon Stewart interviewed former President Bill Clinton about some of the most significant domestic and international issues facing future generations. President Clinton also answered questions from the audience. 10:34 am PT Approx. 9 min. Book Discussion on Waiting for the Cemetery Vote: The Fight to Stop Election Fraud in Arkansas Ernie Dumas talked about his book Waiting for the Cemetery Vote: The Fight to Stop Election ... Ernie Dumas talked about his book Waiting for the Cemetery Vote: The Fight to Stop Election Fraud in Arkansas which chronicles endemic problems from the nineteenth century up until the 1970s when citizens banded together to fight a system that corrupt officials has perpetuated for years.
C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles (LCVs) made a stop in their “2012 LCV Cities Tour” in Little Rock, Arkansas, on March 5-8 to feature the history and literary life of the community. Working with the Comcast local cable affiliate, they visited literary and historic sites where local historians, authors, and civic leaders were interviewed. The history segments air on American History TV (AHTV) on C-SPAN3 and the literary events/non-fiction author segments air on BookTV on C-SPAN2.
12:00 pm PT Approx. 24 min. Cemeteries at Madison's Montpelier American History TV traveled to James Madison’s Montpelier in Orange County, Virginia to ... American History TV traveled to James Madison’s Montpelier in Orange County, Virginia to learn about the Madison family cemetery and a nearby slave cemetery. We also visited Mr. Madison’s “temple,” a Greek and Roman inspired gazebo covering a former ice house. 
The restored Montpelier mansion and estate is owned by the National Trust for Historic Preservation and operated by the Montpelier Foundation and is dedicated to preserving the legacy of the fourth President, often referred to as the “father of the Constitution.”
Our guide is Montpelier Foundation president Michael Quinn.
2:38 pm PT Approx. 1 hr. 25 min. Supreme Court Health Care Law Oral Argument, Day 3, Medicaid Expansion The Supreme Court heard oral arguments on the fourth of the four cases challenging the 2010 health ... The Supreme Court heard oral arguments on the fourth of the four cases challenging the 2010 health care law. The fourth case, Florida v. Department of Health and Human Services, focused on whether the law’s proposed Medicaid expansion violates the federal-state partnership.
The Court heard a total of 6 hours of argument over March 26, 27, and 28, 2012.
10:44 am PT Approx. 12 min. Book Discussion on The Thousand-Year Flood: The Ohio-Mississippi Disaster of 1937 75 years after it took place, author David Welky looked at one of the worst natural disasters in ... 75 years after it took place, author David Welky looked at one of the worst natural disasters in American history - the flooding of the Ohio River which caused over 400 deaths, ran over a million people away from their homes, and caused more than a half-billion dollars worth of damage at a time when the Great Depression still battered the nation. 
C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles (LCVs) made a stop in their “2012 LCV Cities Tour” in Little Rock, Arkansas, on March 5-8 to feature the history and literary life of the community. Working with the Comcast local cable affiliate, they visited literary and historic sites where local historians, authors, and civic leaders were interviewed. The history segments air on American History TV (AHTV) on C-SPAN3 and the literary events/non-fiction author segments air on BookTV on C-SPAN2.
12:29 pm PT Approx. 1 hr. 28 min. Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial Proposal Two granddaughters of Dwight D. Eisenhower voiced their opposition this week to the proposed ... Two granddaughters of Dwight D. Eisenhower voiced their opposition this week to the proposed design of a memorial honoring the 34th president of the United States. They appeared before a congressional subcommittee hearing held to consider the views of both supporters and opponents of the design created by architect Frank Gehry and his collaborator, theater artist Robert Wilson.
4:04 pm PT Approx. 29 min. Communicators with Representative Greg Walden ; ; House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Communications and Technology Greg Walden (R-OR) talked ... House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Communications and Technology Greg Walden (R-OR) talked about spectrum, cyber security, privacy, and other telecommunications topics before Congress. 10:56 am PT Approx. 3 min. Arkansas History-Bernie Babcock Steven Teske talked about his book Unvarnished Arkansas: The Naked Truth About Nine Famous ... Steven Teske talked about his book Unvarnished Arkansas: The Naked Truth About Nine Famous Arkansans. The author told the uncommon, colorful, and unknown stories of nine Arkansans, who while not famous, helped tell the story of the state. This segment focused on Bernie Babcock.
C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles (LCVs) made a stop in their “2012 LCV Cities Tour” in Little Rock, Arkansas, on March 5-8 to feature the history and literary life of the community. Working with the Comcast local cable affiliate, they visited literary and historic sites where local historians, authors, and civic leaders were interviewed. The history segments air on American History TV (AHTV) on C-SPAN3 and the literary events/non-fiction author segments air on BookTV on C-SPAN2.
1:58 pm PT Approx. 1 hr. 2 min. Creation of the Eisenhower National Memorial Archivist of the United States David Ferriero moderated a discussion with architect Frank Gehry ... Archivist of the United States David Ferriero moderated a discussion with architect Frank Gehry and his collaborator, theater artist Robert Wilson, on the design of the national memorial to President Eisenhower and their creative process. The Eisenhower National Memorial, planned for a four-acre site at the base of Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., is scheduled to open in 2015. The backdrop and centerpiece of the design is a woven-metal tapestry of a Kansas landscape unique in architectural history. They showed photographs during their presentation and responded to questions from members of the audience. Landscape architect Joe Brown also responded to a question.
4:36 pm PT Approx. 23 min. House Minority Leader Weekly Briefing House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi spoke to reporters and answered questions on a number of issues ... House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi spoke to reporters and answered questions on a number of issues including the extension of transportation program funding and tax breaks for energy companies. 11:00 am PT Approx. 1 min. Publisher's Weekly Best-Selling Books 3:03 pm PT Approx. 1 hr. 4 min. Civil War Battle of Pea Ridge ; Author and history professor William Shea talked about the Battle of Pea Ridge, Arkansas, which ... Author and history professor William Shea talked about the Battle of Pea Ridge, Arkansas, which was fought on March 7th and 8th, 1862. He spoke to a group at the Saline County Library in Benton, Arkansas a few days after the 150th anniversary of the battle.
5:00 pm PT Approx. 1 hr. 44 min. Wisconsin Faith and Freedom Coalition Republican presidential candidates Mitt Romney, Rick Santorum, and Newt Gingrich spoke at the ... Republican presidential candidates Mitt Romney, Rick Santorum, and Newt Gingrich spoke at the Wisconsin Faith and Freedom Coalition presidential kick-off event. Other speakers included House Budget Committee Chair Paul Ryan (R-WI) as well as former Attorney General Alberto Gonzales and Faith and Freedom Coalition Chair Ralph Reed. 11:02 am PT Approx. 1 hr. 4 min. Book Discussion on Debacle ; ; Grover Norquist and John Lott, Jr., took a critical look at President Obama’s jobs and ... Grover Norquist and John Lott, Jr., took a critical look at President Obama’s jobs and economic growth programs. They analyzed the effect economic stimulus programs have had on economic recovery. The authors also responded to questions from members of the audience. 
This was a “Newsmakers Lunch” held by The American Spectator and Americans for Tax Reform in Washington, D.C.
4:09 pm PT Approx. 51 min. John Brown and the Harper's Ferry Raid ; Next, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Tony Horwitz on the 1859 Harper’s Ferry Raid, which ... Next, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Tony Horwitz on the 1859 Harper’s Ferry Raid, which he details in his latest book Midnight Rising. Mr. Horwitz talks about the raid’s impact on the abolitionist movement and the Civil War.
This is about 50 minutes.
6:44 pm PT Approx. 7 min. Weekly Political Addresses President Obama talked about tax policy and economic growth in his weekly address.
Speaker of ...
President Obama talked about tax policy and economic growth in his weekly address.
Speaker of the House John Boehner delivered the weekly Republican address. He talked about bi-partisan cooperation on energy policy, the budget, and economic growth. He challenged President Obama to press for Senate action on bipartisan, House-passed energy bills.
12:07 pm PT Approx. 1 hr. 7 min. Book Discussion on A Nation of Moochers ; Charles Sykes argues that an increasing number of Americans think they are entitled to benefit off ... Charles Sykes argues that an increasing number of Americans think they are entitled to benefit off of the hard work of others. He says that the Occupy Movement, which started as a legitimate protest against Wall Street moochers, has come to exemplify this way of thinking. He responded to questions from members of the audience at Next Chapter Bookshop in Mequon, Wisconsin. 5:00 pm PT Approx. 1 hr. 29 min. Abolitionist and Women's Rights Movements This week, Ohio State University history professor Joan Cashin looks at the Abolitionist and ... This week, Ohio State University history professor Joan Cashin looks at the Abolitionist and Women’s Rights movements and slavery in the early part of 19th century. This class is from a course on Jeffersonian and Jacksonian America. It’s an hour and a half.
6:54 pm PT Approx. 1 hr. 35 min. Domestic and International Issues for the Next Generation ; Jon Stewart interviewed former President Bill Clinton about some of the most significant domestic ... Jon Stewart interviewed former President Bill Clinton about some of the most significant domestic and international issues facing future generations. President Clinton also answered questions from the audience. 1:14 pm PT Approx. 2 min. Arkansas History-Charlie McDermott Steven Teske talked about his book Unvarnished Arkansas: The Naked Truth About Nine Famous ... Steven Teske talked about his book Unvarnished Arkansas: The Naked Truth About Nine Famous Arkansans. The author told the uncommon, colorful, and unknown stories of nine Arkansans, who while not famous, helped tell the story of the state. This segment focused on Charlie McDermott.
C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles (LCVs) made a stop in their “2012 LCV Cities Tour” in Little Rock, Arkansas, on March 5-8 to feature the history and literary life of the community. Working with the Comcast local cable affiliate, they visited literary and historic sites where local historians, authors, and civic leaders were interviewed. The history segments air on American History TV (AHTV) on C-SPAN3 and the literary events/non-fiction author segments air on BookTV on C-SPAN2.
6:30 pm PT Approx. 9 min. Andrew Johnson National Historic Site ; The Andrew Johnson National Historic Site in Greeneville, Tennessee, where the home and tailor ... The Andrew Johnson National Historic Site in Greeneville, Tennessee, where the home and tailor shop of President Andrew Johnson is preserved, was one of the stops on a Presidents & Patriots Historical Tour. Andrew Johnson served as vice president under Abraham Lincoln, and succeeded him when President Lincoln was assassinated. Park guide Daniel Luther portrayed President Johnson to tell the story of how Andrew Johnson met Abraham Lincoln. He also talked about the execution of Mary Surratt as he responded to questions from members of the tour group being led by historian Richard Norton Smith. They were being accompanied by a C-SPAN videojournalist on a 10-day bus tour from Asheville, North Carolina, to Austin, Texas, in May 2011.
8:32 pm PT Approx. 53 min. Business Ventures in Underdeveloped Countries Following opening remarks, business leaders talked about ways that young entrepreneurs are making ... Following opening remarks, business leaders talked about ways that young entrepreneurs are making a difference in underdeveloped countries. Topics included water supply, organic farming, apprenticeships, and some of the impediments that prevent people from public service, Chelsea Clinton moderated. 1:17 pm PT Approx. 1 hr. 34 min. Book Discussion on The American Way of Eating Tracie MacMillan talked about America’s food industry, from how the country’s food is ... Tracie MacMillan talked about America’s food industry, from how the country’s food is grown and produced to what is being eaten and how wages and cost affect our level of nutrition. Ms. MacMillan spent 2009 working throughout the system, from an industrial farm in California and a produce section at a Walmart near Detroit to a chain restaurant kitchen in Brooklyn. She profiled the people who worked alongside her at each job and reported on her attempts to eat well on low wages. To celebrate the publication of her book, Tracie MacMillan spoke on a panel discussion on American attitudes toward food. The panelists also responded to questions from members of the audience. Erica Wides moderated.
“The Anti-Foodie Foodies: Has Food Worship Jumped the Shark?” was an event at Housing Works Bookstore Cafe in New York City to celebrate the publication of her book.
6:41 pm PT Approx. 7 min. The Spanish American War American History TV visited the MacArthur Museum of Arkansas Military History’s exhibit on ... American History TV visited the MacArthur Museum of Arkansas Military History’s exhibit on the Spanish American war to learn about the conflict and the interaction of U.S. military units from Northern and Southern states - as they fought together in the first U.S. conflict following the Civil War.
C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles (LCVs) made a stop in their “2012 LCV Cities Tour” in Little Rock, Arkansas, on March 5-8 to feature the history and literary life of the community. Working with the Comcast local cable affiliate, they visited literary and historic sites where local historians, authors, and civic leaders were interviewed. The history segments air on American History TV (AHTV) on C-SPAN3 and the literary events/non-fiction author segments air on BookTV on C-SPAN2.
9:29 pm PT Approx. 1 hr. 44 min. Wisconsin Faith and Freedom Coalition Republican presidential candidates Mitt Romney, Rick Santorum, and Newt Gingrich spoke at the ... Republican presidential candidates Mitt Romney, Rick Santorum, and Newt Gingrich spoke at the Wisconsin Faith and Freedom Coalition presidential kick-off event. Other speakers included House Budget Committee Chair Paul Ryan (R-WI) as well as former Attorney General Alberto Gonzales and Faith and Freedom Coalition Chair Ralph Reed. 2:52 pm PT Approx. 8 min. J.N. Heiskell Collection at Arkansas Studies Institute ; J.N. Heiskell was the owner, and editor of the Arkansas Gazette almost 70 years, and he was a ... J.N. Heiskell was the owner, and editor of the Arkansas Gazette almost 70 years, and he was a collector of all things Arkansas - from maps, to books, to photos and other objects - all of which created a picture of the state’s culture and history.
C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles (LCVs) made a stop in their “2012 LCV Cities Tour” in Little Rock, Arkansas, on March 5-8 to feature the history and literary life of the community. Working with the Comcast local cable affiliate, they visited literary and historic sites where local historians, authors, and civic leaders were interviewed. The history segments air on American History TV (AHTV) on C-SPAN3 and the literary events/non-fiction author segments air on BookTV on C-SPAN2.
6:48 pm PT Approx. 12 min. The Vanderbilts' Marble House ; Alva Vanderbilt was the force behind the French inspired palace called “The Marble ... Alva Vanderbilt was the force behind the French inspired palace called “The Marble House.” The Gilded Age relic is preserved in the Rhode Island seaside town of Newport -- the storied 19th century resort of industrialists, financiers, statesmen and artists. The Vanderbilt family fortune came from steamships and the New York Central Railroad. American History TV toured the mansion that the Vanderbilts called their summer cottage.
11:13 pm PT Approx. 7 min. Weekly Political Addresses President Obama talked about tax policy and economic growth in his weekly address.
Speaker of ...
President Obama talked about tax policy and economic growth in his weekly address.
Speaker of the House John Boehner delivered the weekly Republican address. He talked about bi-partisan cooperation on energy policy, the budget, and economic growth. He challenged President Obama to press for Senate action on bipartisan, House-passed energy bills.
3:01 pm PT Approx. 57 min. Book Discussion on Touched By Fire: George Armstrong Custer ; Ms. Barnett talked about her book, Touched by Fire: The Life, Death, and Mythic Afterlife ... Ms. Barnett talked about her book, Touched by Fire: The Life, Death, and Mythic Afterlife of George Armstrong Custer, published by Henry Holt and Company. She talked about the military and private life of General Custer and examined issues of class, race and gender. She depicts a man who never adjusted to life after his success in leading volunteers in the Civil War and examines how the Battle of the Little Bighorn created him as both a mythic hero and villain. 7:01 pm PT Approx. 1 hr. 6 min. Civil War Battle of Pea Ridge ; Author and history professor William Shea talked about the Battle of Pea Ridge, Arkansas, which ... Author and history professor William Shea talked about the Battle of Pea Ridge, Arkansas, which was fought on March 7th and 8th, 1862. He spoke to a group at the Saline County Library in Benton, Arkansas a few days after the 150th anniversary of the battle.
11:21 pm PT Approx. 3 min. Representative Paul Ryan on the Fiscal Year 2013 Federal Budget House Budget Committee Chair Paul Ryan (R-WI) talked about the fiscal year 2013 budget. He ... House Budget Committee Chair Paul Ryan (R-WI) talked about the fiscal year 2013 budget. He discussed the Defense Department budget and some of his policy ideas, and afterward answered questions from the audience. He was interviewed by Kristin Roberts.
This program was part of a National Journal discussion on the fiscal year 2013 budget that included remarks from House Budget Committee Ranking Member Chris Van Hollen and a panel discussion with economics experts.
4:00 pm PT Approx. 2 hr. 14 min. Book Discussion on Space Chronicles ; Neil deGrasse Tyson talked about the history and future of NASA and the U.S. space ... Neil deGrasse Tyson talked about the history and future of NASA and the U.S. space program. He argued that the exploration of space benefits Americans more than they may think. He responded to questions from members of the audience at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City.  8:09 pm PT Approx. 51 min. John Brown and the Harper's Ferry Raid ; Next, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Tony Horwitz on the 1859 Harper’s Ferry Raid, which ... Next, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Tony Horwitz on the 1859 Harper’s Ferry Raid, which he details in his latest book Midnight Rising. Mr. Horwitz talks about the raid’s impact on the abolitionist movement and the Civil War.
This is about 50 minutes.
11:25 pm PT Approx. 5 min. Representative Chris Van Hollen on the Fiscal Year 2013 Federal Budget ; ; House Budget Committee Ranking Member Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) talked about the fiscal year 2013 ... House Budget Committee Ranking Member Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) talked about the fiscal year 2013 budget. In his remarks he said a big deficit deal would probably not be possible before the next president takes office if it includes reforming the tax code. He said popular tax provisions like the mortgage interest deduction should be up for discussion. but that the middle class must be protected from any tax reform effort. He was interviewed by Kristin Roberts.
This program was part of a National Journal discussion on the fiscal year 2013 budget that included remarks from House Budget Committee Chair Paul Ryan and a panel discussion with economics experts.
6:14 pm PT Approx. 41 min. Book Discussion on The Many Faces of George Washington Carla Killough McClafferty recounted the project of a group of historians and scientists from ... Carla Killough McClafferty recounted the project of a group of historians and scientists from George Washington’s Mount Vernon Estate who set out in 2005 to better understand what George Washington looked like at different moments in his life. They created life models of George Washington as a young man of 19, Revolutionary War commander at 45, and as the first president at 57. She showed slides during her presentation and responded to questions from members of the audience in the Darragh Center Auditorium of the Central Arkansas Library System at a community event to kick-off the LCV tour of Little Rock. 
C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles (LCVs) made a stop in their “2012 LCV Cities Tour” in Little Rock, Arkansas, on March 5-8 to feature the history and literary life of the community. Working with the Comcast local cable affiliate, they visited literary and historic sites where local historians, authors, and civic leaders were interviewed.
9:00 pm PT Approx. 1 hr. 29 min. Abolitionist and Women's Rights Movements This week, Ohio State University history professor Joan Cashin looks at the Abolitionist and ... This week, Ohio State University history professor Joan Cashin looks at the Abolitionist and Women’s Rights movements and slavery in the early part of 19th century. This class is from a course on Jeffersonian and Jacksonian America. It’s an hour and a half.
11:32 pm PT Approx. 1 hr. 35 min. Domestic and International Issues for the Next Generation ; Jon Stewart interviewed former President Bill Clinton about some of the most significant domestic ... Jon Stewart interviewed former President Bill Clinton about some of the most significant domestic and international issues facing future generations. President Clinton also answered questions from the audience. 6:56 pm PT Approx. 3 min. Arkansas History-Sidney Wallace Steven Teske talked about his book Unvarnished Arkansas: The Naked Truth About Nine Famous ... Steven Teske talked about his book Unvarnished Arkansas: The Naked Truth About Nine Famous Arkansans. The author told the uncommon, colorful, and unknown stories of nine Arkansans, who while not famous, helped tell the story of the state. This segment focused on Sidney Wallace.
C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles (LCVs) made a stop in their “2012 LCV Cities Tour” in Little Rock, Arkansas, on March 5-8 to feature the history and literary life of the community. Working with the Comcast local cable affiliate, they visited literary and historic sites where local historians, authors, and civic leaders were interviewed. The history segments air on American History TV (AHTV) on C-SPAN3 and the literary events/non-fiction author segments air on BookTV on C-SPAN2.
10:30 pm PT Approx. 9 min. Andrew Johnson National Historic Site ; The Andrew Johnson National Historic Site in Greeneville, Tennessee, where the home and tailor ... The Andrew Johnson National Historic Site in Greeneville, Tennessee, where the home and tailor shop of President Andrew Johnson is preserved, was one of the stops on a Presidents & Patriots Historical Tour. Andrew Johnson served as vice president under Abraham Lincoln, and succeeded him when President Lincoln was assassinated. Park guide Daniel Luther portrayed President Johnson to tell the story of how Andrew Johnson met Abraham Lincoln. He also talked about the execution of Mary Surratt as he responded to questions from members of the tour group being led by historian Richard Norton Smith. They were being accompanied by a C-SPAN videojournalist on a 10-day bus tour from Asheville, North Carolina, to Austin, Texas, in May 2011.
1:10 am PT Approx. 53 min. Business Ventures in Underdeveloped Countries Following opening remarks, business leaders talked about ways that young entrepreneurs are making ... Following opening remarks, business leaders talked about ways that young entrepreneurs are making a difference in underdeveloped countries. Topics included water supply, organic farming, apprenticeships, and some of the impediments that prevent people from public service, Chelsea Clinton moderated. 7:00 pm PT Approx. 58 min. After Words with Alain de Botton ; Mr. de Botton, an atheist, argues that rather than mocking religion, atheists and agnostics ... Mr. de Botton, an atheist, argues that rather than mocking religion, atheists and agnostics should steal the best ideas from world religions, such asthe methods for building strong communities, overcoming envy, and forging a connection to the natural world. The philosopher essayist discussed his concepts with former seminarian and author Chris Hedges. 10:41 pm PT Approx. 6 min. North Little Rock High School Integration While much of the story has focused on the Little Rock 9 and Central High, on the other side of ... While much of the story has focused on the Little Rock 9 and Central High, on the other side of the Arkansas River, Civil Rights leaders and African-American students were trying to integrate another white high school in this area. We take you to North Little Rock High to hear from historian Cary Bradburn and Richard Lindsey - one of the students who tried to attend the school - about this lesser known - but important battle in the Civil Rights movement. 
C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles (LCVs) made a stop in their “2012 LCV Cities Tour” in Little Rock, Arkansas, on March 5-8 to feature the history and literary life of the community. Working with the Comcast local cable affiliate, they visited literary and historic sites where local historians, authors, and civic leaders were interviewed. The history segments air on American History TV (AHTV) on C-SPAN3 and the literary events/non-fiction author segments air on BookTV on C-SPAN2.
2:05 am PT Approx. 1 hr. 44 min. Wisconsin Faith and Freedom Coalition Republican presidential candidates Mitt Romney, Rick Santorum, and Newt Gingrich spoke at the ... Republican presidential candidates Mitt Romney, Rick Santorum, and Newt Gingrich spoke at the Wisconsin Faith and Freedom Coalition presidential kick-off event. Other speakers included House Budget Committee Chair Paul Ryan (R-WI) as well as former Attorney General Alberto Gonzales and Faith and Freedom Coalition Chair Ralph Reed. 8:00 pm PT Approx. 1 hr. 32 min. Book Discussion on The Devil We Don't Know ; Nonie Darwish took a critical look at the revolutions in the Middle East and questioned whether ... Nonie Darwish took a critical look at the revolutions in the Middle East and questioned whether they would lead to an expansion of freedom and democracy as many in the West believe. She responded to questions from members of the audience. This “Afternoon with an Author” was held by the Clare Boothe Luce Policy Institute at the Capitol Hill Club. 10:48 pm PT Approx. 12 min. The Vanderbilts' Marble House ; Alva Vanderbilt was the force behind the French inspired palace called “The Marble ... Alva Vanderbilt was the force behind the French inspired palace called “The Marble House.” The Gilded Age relic is preserved in the Rhode Island seaside town of Newport -- the storied 19th century resort of industrialists, financiers, statesmen and artists. The Vanderbilt family fortune came from steamships and the New York Central Railroad. American History TV toured the mansion that the Vanderbilts called their summer cottage.
3:51 am PT Approx. 6 min. Armed Campus ; Wilson Ekern and Chris Moran’s video, An Armed Campus was one of the middle school ... Wilson Ekern and Chris Moran’s video, An Armed Campus was one of the middle school section third prize winners in C-SPAN Classroom’s StudentCam documentary contest. They are eighth graders at Farragut Middle School in Knoxville, Tennessee.
The local cable company was Charter Communications.
C-SPAN Classroom’s StudentCam video documentary contest was a national competition in which middle and high school students produced a documentary focusing on the significance of any provision of the U.S. Constitution.
9:33 pm PT Approx. 12 min. Book Discussion on The Thousand-Year Flood: The Ohio-Mississippi Disaster of 1937 75 years after it took place, author David Welky looked at one of the worst natural disasters in ... 75 years after it took place, author David Welky looked at one of the worst natural disasters in American history - the flooding of the Ohio River which caused over 400 deaths, ran over a million people away from their homes, and caused more than a half-billion dollars worth of damage at a time when the Great Depression still battered the nation. 
C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles (LCVs) made a stop in their “2012 LCV Cities Tour” in Little Rock, Arkansas, on March 5-8 to feature the history and literary life of the community. Working with the Comcast local cable affiliate, they visited literary and historic sites where local historians, authors, and civic leaders were interviewed. The history segments air on American History TV (AHTV) on C-SPAN3 and the literary events/non-fiction author segments air on BookTV on C-SPAN2.
11:00 pm PT Approx. 24 min. Cemeteries at Madison's Montpelier American History TV traveled to James Madison’s Montpelier in Orange County, Virginia to ... American History TV traveled to James Madison’s Montpelier in Orange County, Virginia to learn about the Madison family cemetery and a nearby slave cemetery. We also visited Mr. Madison’s “temple,” a Greek and Roman inspired gazebo covering a former ice house. 
The restored Montpelier mansion and estate is owned by the National Trust for Historic Preservation and operated by the Montpelier Foundation and is dedicated to preserving the legacy of the fourth President, often referred to as the “father of the Constitution.”
Our guide is Montpelier Foundation president Michael Quinn.
9:46 pm PT Approx. 1 hr. 1 min. Book Discussion on Consent of the Networked ; ; Rebecca MacKinnon argues that Internet users' rights are being infringed upon by governments and ... Rebecca MacKinnon argues that Internet users' rights are being infringed upon by governments and corporations. The author points to the changes in Facebook’s privacy policies and the demands by certain governments for Google to censor information as examples of the pressures on users to concede their personal freedoms on-line. Rebecca MacKinnon was joined by Jillian York in discussing these issues at the World Affairs Council of Northern California in San Francisco. They were interviewed by Joseph Menn and responded to questions submitted by members of the audience. 11:27 pm PT Approx. 1 hr. 28 min. Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial Proposal Two granddaughters of Dwight D. Eisenhower voiced their opposition this week to the proposed ... Two granddaughters of Dwight D. Eisenhower voiced their opposition this week to the proposed design of a memorial honoring the 34th president of the United States. They appeared before a congressional subcommittee hearing held to consider the views of both supporters and opponents of the design created by architect Frank Gehry and his collaborator, theater artist Robert Wilson.
10:48 pm PT Approx. 14 min. Book Discussion on Blood in Their Eyes Author Grif Stockley talked about a little known, but devastating story in Jim Crow era ... Author Grif Stockley talked about a little known, but devastating story in Jim Crow era Arkansas. The author looked at the evidence from this event such as letters, interviews, newspaper and trial transcripts that revealed the tale of the slaughter of at least 20 African-American sharecroppers who had dared to meet and then protest unfair settlements for their cotton crops from white plantation owners.
C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles (LCVs) made a stop in their “2012 LCV Cities Tour” in Little Rock, Arkansas, on March 5-8 to feature the history and literary life of the community. Working with the Comcast local cable affiliate, they visited literary and historic sites where local historians, authors, and civic leaders were interviewed. The history segments air on American History TV (AHTV) on C-SPAN3 and the literary events/non-fiction author segments air on BookTV on C-SPAN2.
12:56 am PT Approx. 1 hr. 2 min. Creation of the Eisenhower National Memorial Archivist of the United States David Ferriero moderated a discussion with architect Frank Gehry ... Archivist of the United States David Ferriero moderated a discussion with architect Frank Gehry and his collaborator, theater artist Robert Wilson, on the design of the national memorial to President Eisenhower and their creative process. The Eisenhower National Memorial, planned for a four-acre site at the base of Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., is scheduled to open in 2015. The backdrop and centerpiece of the design is a woven-metal tapestry of a Kansas landscape unique in architectural history. They showed photographs during their presentation and responded to questions from members of the audience. Landscape architect Joe Brown also responded to a question.
11:02 pm PT Approx. 54 min. Book Discussion on The Founding Fathers Guide to the Constitution ; Brion McClanahan examines the U.S. Constitution and presented his thoughts on the authors of the ... Brion McClanahan examines the U.S. Constitution and presented his thoughts on the authors of the document’s original intentions and whether its current interpretation should be rigid or flexible. Mr. McClanahan researched the public arguments of the founding generation beyond the Federalist Papers. He contended that the nation’s Founders were in support of Congress as the dominant branch of the government, against a large, national government, and drafted the Constitution to support rather than weaken the states. Brion McClanahan spoke at Chattahoochee Valley Community College in Phenix City, Alabama. 2:00 am PT Approx. 7 min. Book Discussion on Finding Iris Chang ; Paula Kamen talked about her book Finding Iris Chang: Friendship, Ambition, and the Loss of an ... Paula Kamen talked about her book Finding Iris Chang: Friendship, Ambition, and the Loss of an Extraordinary Mind (Da Capo Press; October 22, 2007; paperback December 8, 2008). She talked about her friendship with historian and journalist Iris Chang, the author of The Rape of Nanking: The Forgotten Holocaust of World War II. There were conspiracy theories when Ms. Chang committed suicide at the age of 36, due to mental illness, because of the facade Ms. Chang displayed. Ms. Kamen was interviewed at the 102nd annual meeting of the Organization of American Historians at the Washington Convention Center in Seattle.
11:57 pm PT Approx. 3 min. Arkansas History-Bernie Babcock Steven Teske talked about his book Unvarnished Arkansas: The Naked Truth About Nine Famous ... Steven Teske talked about his book Unvarnished Arkansas: The Naked Truth About Nine Famous Arkansans. The author told the uncommon, colorful, and unknown stories of nine Arkansans, who while not famous, helped tell the story of the state. This segment focused on Bernie Babcock.
C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles (LCVs) made a stop in their “2012 LCV Cities Tour” in Little Rock, Arkansas, on March 5-8 to feature the history and literary life of the community. Working with the Comcast local cable affiliate, they visited literary and historic sites where local historians, authors, and civic leaders were interviewed. The history segments air on American History TV (AHTV) on C-SPAN3 and the literary events/non-fiction author segments air on BookTV on C-SPAN2.
2:07 am PT Approx. 57 min. Book Discussion on The Chinese in America: A Narrative History Ms. Chang discussed her latest book The Chinese in America: A Narrative History, ... Ms. Chang discussed her latest book The Chinese in America: A Narrative History, published by Viking. The book, a chronicle that spans 150 years and continues to the present day, covers the entire history of the Chinese in the United States. The author described the accomplishments of Chinese Americans, from the building of the transcontinental railroad to major scientific and technological advances. She also examined what it means to be an American and the “three pressures” now facing Chinese Americans: “the pressure to excel, the pressure to become white, and the pressure to embrace their ethnic heritage.” A question and answer period followed Ms. Chang’s remarks.
12:01 am PT Approx. 1 hr. 27 min. Panel on War Crimes Tribunals Panelists discussed war crimes tribunals, both past and present, and if the legal infrastructure ... Panelists discussed war crimes tribunals, both past and present, and if the legal infrastructure the world’s leading democracies have struggled to establish since the Nuremberg trials of 1945-46 is finally able to hold accountable those responsible for genocide, ethnic cleansing, and crimes against humanity. They also responded to questions from members of the audience. Mr. Abramowitz moderated.
William Shawcross is a founding member of the Article 19 and the International Crisis Group. His father, Lord Hartley Shawcross, served as lead prosecutor for Great Britain during the Nuremberg Trials. A clip was shown of him at Nuremberg. David Scheffer participated in establishing the International Criminal Court when he served as United States ambassador-at-large for War Crimes Issues. He also participated in the creation of the war crimes tribunals for the former Yugoslavia and Rwanda. 
“In Search of Accountability: Justice After Nuremberg” was held at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum.
3:06 am PT Approx. 2 min. The Old Mill in North Little Rock North Little Rock’s Mayor Patrick Hays talked about the history of the Old Mill, which was ... North Little Rock’s Mayor Patrick Hays talked about the history of the Old Mill, which was the only building in North Little Rock to have made an appearance in the opening credits of the movie, Gone with the Wind.
C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles (LCVs) made a stop in their “2012 LCV Cities Tour” in Little Rock, Arkansas, on March 5-8 to feature the history and literary life of the community. Working with the Comcast local cable affiliate, they visited literary and historic sites where local historians, authors, and civic leaders were interviewed. The history segments air on American History TV (AHTV) on C-SPAN3 and the literary events/non-fiction author segments air on BookTV on C-SPAN2.
1:30 am PT Approx. 1 hr. 8 min. 2012 National Book Critics Circle Awards Book TV presents the2012 National Book Critics Circle Awards from The New School inNew ... Book TV presents the2012 National Book Critics Circle Awards from The New School inNew YorkCity.The awards are presented annually by the nation’s critics in six categories, non-fiction, autobiography, biography, criticism, fiction, and poetry.This year’s ceremony also includes the presentation of the Ivan Sandrof Award for Lifetime Achievement to Robert Silvers, editor of the New York Review of Books.
The 2012 finalists in each category:
Nonfiction:
Amanda Foreman, A World on Fire:Britain’s Crucial Role in the American CivilWar
James Gleick, The Information
Adam Hochschild, To End AllWars:A Story of Loyalty and Rebellion, 1914-1918
Maya Jasanoff, Liberty’s Exiles:American Loyalists in the Revolutionary War
John Jeremiah Sullivan, Pulphead:Essays
Biography:
Mary Gabriel, Love and Capital:Karl and Jenny Marx and the Birth of Revolution
John Lewis Gaddis, George F. Kennan:An American Life
Paul Hendrickson, Hemingway’s Boat:Everything He Loved in Life, and Lost, 1934-1961
Manning Marable, id="1332527207077S" style="display: noneMalcolm X:A Life of Reinvention
Ezra Vogel, Deng Xiaoping and the Transformation of China
Autobiography:
Diane Ackerman, One Hundred Names for Love:A Stroke, A Marriage, and the Language of Healing
Mira Bartock, The Memory Palace
Sharifa Rhodes-Pitts, Harlem Is Nowhere:A Journey to the Mecca of Black America
Luis Rodriguez, It Calls You Back:An OdysseyThrough Love, Addiction, Revolutions, and Healing
Deb Olin Unferth, Revolution:The Year IFell in Love and Went to Join the War
Criticism:
DavidBellos, Is That a Fishin Your Ear?:Translation and the Meaning of Everything
Geoff Dyer, Otherwise Known as the Human Condition:Selected Essays and Reviews
Jonathan Lethem, The Ecstasy of Influence
Dubravka Ugresic, Karaoke Culture
Ellen Willis, Out of the Vinyl Deeps:Ellen Willis on Rock Music
Fiction:
TejuCole, Open City
Jeffrey Eugenides, The Marriage Plot
Alan Holinghurst, The Stranger’s Child
Edith Pearlman, Binocular Vision
Dana Spiotta, Stone Arabia
Poetry:
Forrest Gander, Core Samples from the World
Aracelis Girmay, Kingdom Animalia
Laura Kasischke, Space, in Chains
Yusef Komunyakaa, TheChameleon Couch
Bruce Smith, Devotions
3:10 am PT Approx. 48 min. Thomas Jefferson's Idea of America ; Although Thomas Jefferson was in France as the Constitution was being debated and signed, he had ... Although Thomas Jefferson was in France as the Constitution was being debated and signed, he had his own ideas for the new nation.
Next, University of Virginia History Professor Peter Onuf examines Thomas Jefferson’s idea of America and how his relationship with James Madison - whose ideas differed from his own - affected his opinions.
This is 50 minutes.
2:38 am PT Approx. 19 min. Book Discussion on Civil War Arkansas 1863 Author Mark Christ talked about his book Civil War Arkansas 1863: The Battle for a ... Author Mark Christ talked about his book Civil War Arkansas 1863: The Battle for a State.
C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles (LCVs) made a stop in their “2012 LCV Cities Tour” in Little Rock, Arkansas, on March 5-8 to feature the history and literary life of the community. Working with the Comcast local cable affiliate, they visited literary and historic sites where local historians, authors, and civic leaders were interviewed. The history segments air on American History TV (AHTV) on C-SPAN3 and the literary events/non-fiction author segments air on BookTV on C-SPAN2.
3:59 am PT Approx. 58 min. Q&A with David McCullough ; David McCullough was interviewed about his life and work as an historian and author of many ... David McCullough was interviewed about his life and work as an historian and author of many publications including his most recent book, 1776, published by Simon and Schuster. 

The interview took place at Montpelier, the General Henry Knox Museum. Mr. McCullough discussed the importance of General Knox during the Revolutionary War. He also commented on attitudes toward education, success, technology, change, and history.
2:58 am PT Approx. 1 min. Publisher's Weekly Best-Selling Books
2:59 am PT Approx. 1 hr. 10 min. Book Discussion on The Crusader: The Life and Tumultuous Times of Pat Buchanan ; In his book Timothy Stanley recounts the personal life and political career of Pat ... In his book Timothy Stanley recounts the personal life and political career of Pat Buchanan. Mr. Stanley recalls Mr. Buchanan’s childhood in Washington, D.C., his work in the Nixon and Reagan adminstrations, and his own presidential aspirations, which consisted of three presidential campaigns. Mr. Stanley discussed his book with Pat Buchanan at Politics & Prose Bookstore in Washington, D.C. They also responded to questions from members of the audience.