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4:00 am PT Approx. 46 min. LIVE Open Phones Telephone lines were open for comments on the question, “Does religion influence your ... Telephone lines were open for comments on the question, “Does religion influence your politics?” 3:45 am PT Approx. 21 min. Book Discussion on OSS in China ; U.S. Naval Academy professor Maochun Yu talked about his book, OSS in China: Prelude to Cold ... U.S. Naval Academy professor Maochun Yu talked about his book, OSS in China: Prelude to Cold War, in which he examines the history of the Office of Strategic Services in China and its successes and failures. This interview, which was recorded at the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland, is part of Book TV College Series. 2:29 am PT Approx. 2 hr. 31 min. Lincoln and the Dakota War of 1862 Historians discussed the Dakota War of 1862. The conflict in Minnesota resulted in the mass ... Historians discussed the Dakota War of 1862. The conflict in Minnesota resulted in the mass execution by hanging of 38 Dakota men. The participants discussed the actions of General Henry Sibly and the decision by President Lincoln to commute the death sentences of 264 condemned Dakotas. The Lincoln Group of the District of Columbia and the U.S. Capitol Historical Society hosted this event. 
The conflict lasted about five weeks. It claimed the lives of some 500 white settlers and U.S. soldiers. About sixty Dakota died in the fighting. Almost 400 were put on trial for murder and rape. Of these 303 were sentenced to death. President Lincoln intervened and commuted 264 to imprisonment and one more was reprieved later. On December 4 a mob armed with hatchets and other weapons attacked the camp where the Dakota prisoners were being held but were surrounded and disarmed by U.S. Army troops. On December 26, 1862, 38 Dakota were hanged, the largest mass execution in American history .
4:48 am PT Approx. 48 min. LIVE 2012 Year-in-Review with William Bennett ; William Bennett talked about the year’s major news events and ongoing political, cultural, ... William Bennett talked about the year’s major news events and ongoing political, cultural, and social changes in the nation today. He also responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. Topics included the role of religion in politics, the future of the Republican Party, and the National Rifle Association’s previous week news conference on the Connecticut elementary school shooting. 4:07 am PT Approx. 7 min. Book Discussion on The Impeachment of Abraham Lincoln: A Novel ; 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.
5:01 am PT Approx. 1 hr. 5 min. Inside the President's Bunker Retired Lieutenant Colonel Robert Darling talked about his experiences on September 11, 2001, ... Retired Lieutenant Colonel Robert Darling talked about his experiences on September 11, 2001, inside the White House bunker, where he worked alongside Vice President Dick Cheney and National Security Adviser Condoleezza Rice. Darling is the author of 24 Hours Inside the President’s Bunker, 9-11-01: The White House. The College of the Ozarks in Point Lookout, Missouri hosted the discussion.
5:39 am PT Approx. 46 min. LIVE Clarence Page on the 2013 Political Environment ; Clarence Page previewed the political environment heading in to 2013, reviewed some of the news ... Clarence Page previewed the political environment heading in to 2013, reviewed some of the news stories of 2012, and responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. Topics included ithe 2012 presidential campaign, the major political and legislative battles for Congress in 2013, and “fiscal cliff” budget issues. 4:15 am PT Approx. 40 min. Book Discussion on A Slave in the White House ; Elizabeth Dowling Taylor talked about her book, A Slave in the White House: Paul Jennings and ... Elizabeth Dowling Taylor talked about her book, A Slave in the White House: Paul Jennings and the Madisons. In her book she recounts the life of Paul Jennings, born into slavery on the plantation of James and Dolley Madison in 1799 and later a member of the household staff of President Madison. Mr. Jennings gained his freedom in 1847. He was active in community affairs and helping slaves escape, and he authored the first White House memoir. The author talked about her research, especially interviewing his descendants. Ms. Taylor responded to questions from members of the audience.
This was an event in the History and Biography Pavilion of the 12th annual National Book Festival, held on the National Mall.
6:09 am PT Approx. 51 min. Steven Spielberg on 149th Anniversary of Gettysburg Address Film director Steven Spielberg gave the keynote address at an annual ceremony commemorating ... Film director Steven Spielberg gave the keynote address at an annual ceremony commemorating President Lincoln"s Gettysburg Address delivered at the dedication of the Soldiers' National Cemetery in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania on November 19, 1863. Mr. Spielberg’s recently-released film, Lincoln, focused on the president’s last months in office and the 13th Amendment abolishing slavery.
6:29 am PT Approx. 30 min. LIVE Open Phones Telephone lines were open for viewer comments on raising the federal minimum wage. Telephone lines were open for viewer comments on raising the federal minimum wage. 5:00 am PT Approx. 28 min. Communicators with Andrew Blum ; Author Andrew Blum talked about his book, Tubes: A Journey to the Center of the Internet, ... Author Andrew Blum talked about his book, Tubes: A Journey to the Center of the Internet, in which he describes the physical components and locales that allow the Internet to function throughout the world. He visited the networks, data warehouses, and undersea cables that make the Internet what it is, and described how they all fit into a system that connects the world. Mr. Blum participated by video link from New York City. 7:02 am PT Approx. 1 hr. 30 min. Comity and Contention in Congress Former Republican and Democratic members of Congress talked about how personal relationships on ... Former Republican and Democratic members of Congress talked about how personal relationships on Capitol Hill have changed in the past fifty years, and how important those relationships are to achieve compromise and pass legislation. They responded to questions from the audience at the event hosted by the U.S. Capitol Historical Society.
7:00 am PT Approx. 21 min. President Obama Remarks at White House Reception for Kennedy Center Honorees President Obama made remarks at a White House reception for Kennedy Center honorees. President Obama made remarks at a White House reception for Kennedy Center honorees. 5:30 am PT Approx. 20 min. Book Discussion on The Rise of Marco Rubio ; Washington Post correspondent Manuel Roig-Franzia discussed his book, The Rise of Marco ... Washington Post correspondent Manuel Roig-Franzia discussed his book, The Rise of Marco Rubio, in which he chronicles the political career of the Florida senator. Among the topics were his political career, the state of the Republican Party, and speculation about a presidential campaign in 2016. He responded to questions from viewers. 8:32 am PT Approx. 28 min. Amelia Earhart Exhibit The Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery is commemorating the 75th anniversary of Amelia ... The Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery is commemorating the 75th anniversary of Amelia Earhart’s disappearance on an around-the-world flight. She was called “Lady Lindy” after pioneering aviator Charles Lindbergh, and the mystery surrounding her loss continues to fascinate Americans. We visited the exhibit “One Life: Amelia Earhart,” which chronicles her much-photographed life and exploits.
7:24 am PT Approx. 1 hr. Polling and the 2012 Presidential Election ; Michael Dimock explained his research about the Romney and Obama campaigns, the current makeup of ... Michael Dimock explained his research about the Romney and Obama campaigns, the current makeup of the electorate, and the future of presidential polling. Topics included the 2010 versus. 2012 elections, the changing demographic landscape, and the future of polling. 5:50 am PT Approx. 8 min. Book Discussion on I Am John Galt ; Donald Luskin talked about his book, I Am John Galt: Today’s Heroic Innovators Building ... Donald Luskin talked about his book, I Am John Galt: Today’s Heroic Innovators Building the World and the Villainous Parasites Destroying It. In the book he profiles well-known people today who exemplify the fictional heroes and villains that appear in Ayn Rand’s books. He was interviewed while attending FreedomFest, which was held July 11-14, 2012, in Bally’s Las Vegas Hotel and Casino. 10:16 am PT Approx. 1 hr. 9 min. Cuban Missile Crisis, A 50th Anniversary Retrospective Historians, scholars, filmmakers and journalists gathered for a 50th anniversary retrospective on ... Historians, scholars, filmmakers and journalists gathered for a 50th anniversary retrospective on the 1962 Cuban Missile Crisis. Topics ranged from the history of the incident, its impact on the Cold War and generations following the crisis, diplomatic relations between the Soviet Union, the U.S. and Cuba, as well as international nuclear arms control policy in the ensuing decades. Short video and audio clips were shown during the presentations. Participants included Sergei Khrushchev, the son of Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev.
8:27 am PT Approx. 27 min. Secretary Solis on Women in Leadership ; Washington Post editor Mary Jordan interviewed Hilda Solis about her experience serving as ... Washington Post editor Mary Jordan interviewed Hilda Solis about her experience serving as the secretary of the Department of Labor. Ms. Solis talked about the importance of encouragement and shared a personal story about a high school guidance counselor who told her not go to college but to instead be a secretary. 
This program was part of a Washington Post forum on women in leadership.
6:00 am PT Approx. 45 min. Book Discussion on Strom Thurmond's America 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. 11:30 am PT Approx. 1 hr. 14 min. Daniel Inouye Oral History Interview ; ; Senator Daniel Inouye reflected on his World War II military service with the famed 442nd ... Senator Daniel Inouye reflected on his World War II military service with the famed 442nd Regimental Combat Team, an all-volunteer unit made up entirely of second-generation Japanese Americans. He was awarded the Medal of Honor for gallant action, and lost an arm in battle. 
This interview from the Densho Visual History Collection was conducted June 30, 1998, in Honolulu, Hawaii, by Tom Ikeda and Beverly Kashino for Densho: The Japanese American Legacy Project.
This program contains language that some may find offensive.
8:54 am PT Approx. 5 min. Women in Leadership Andrea Mitchell, Nancy-Ann Deparle, and Shirley Ann Jackson talked about women in ... Andrea Mitchell, Nancy-Ann Deparle, and Shirley Ann Jackson talked about women in leadership. They shared their experiences on the various challenges they underwent early in their careers, as well as the workplace family balance. This program was part of a Washington Post forum on women in leadership. 6:46 am PT Approx. 10 min. Book Discussion on How Capitalism Will Save Us ; Elizabeth Ames talked about her book, How Capitalism Will Save Us: Why Free People and Free ... Elizabeth Ames talked about her book, How Capitalism Will Save Us: Why Free People and Free Markets Are the Best Answer in Today’s Economy. She was interviewed while attending FreedomFest, one of the largest libertarian conferences in the U.S., which was held July 11-14, 2012, in Bally’s Las Vegas Hotel and Casino. 12:46 pm PT Approx. 52 min. The Montford Point Marines ; ; Two of the first African Americans to join the U.S. Marines, Joseph Carpenter and Eugene Groves, ... Two of the first African Americans to join the U.S. Marines, Joseph Carpenter and Eugene Groves, talked about their experience at Montford Point training camp in North Carolina, and their service during World War II. They also responded to questions from the audience.
The American Veterans Center hosted the discussion at its 15th Annual Conference.
9:00 am PT Approx. 4 min. LIVE House Pro Forma Session ; The U.S. House of Representatives convened for a pro forma session. The U.S. House of Representatives convened for a pro forma session. 6:57 am PT Approx. 3 min. Book Discussion on Who Stole the American Dream Author Hedrick Smith talked about his book, Who Stole the American Dream.
This ...
Author Hedrick Smith talked about his book, Who Stole the American Dream.
This interview was held at the 35th Annual National Press Club Book Fair and Authors' Night, a fundraiser for the Eric Friedheim National Journalism Library held Tuesday, November 13, 2012, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.
1:39 pm PT Approx. 47 min. Aerial Recon During the Cuban Missile Crisis ; ; Panelists talked about aerial reconnaissance leading up to and during the Cuban Missile Crisis in ... Panelists talked about aerial reconnaissance leading up to and during the Cuban Missile Crisis in 1962. Panelists included military veterans Wayne Whitten, author of Countdown to 13 Days and Beyond, and Ken Jack, co-author of Blue Moon Over Cuba: Aerial Reconnaissance During the Cuban Missile Crisis. The American Veterans Center hosted this panel.
9:05 am PT Approx. 36 min. Women in Leadership Andrea Mitchell, Nancy-Ann Deparle, and Shirley Ann Jackson talked about women in ... Andrea Mitchell, Nancy-Ann Deparle, and Shirley Ann Jackson talked about women in leadership. They shared their experiences on the various challenges they underwent early in their careers, as well as the workplace family balance. This program was part of a Washington Post forum on women in leadership. 7:01 am PT Approx. 1 hr. 15 min. Book Discussion on Triumph of the City Panelists spoke about urban planning, city government, and the development of Boston. The ... Panelists spoke about urban planning, city government, and the development of Boston. The panel included Edward Glaeser, author of The Triumph of the City: How Our Greatest Invention Makes Us Richer, Smarter, Greener, Healthier, and Happier, Ayanna Pressley, Boston City Councilor, and Barbara Berke, senior policy adviser to Boston Mayor Thomas Menino. The panel was moderated by Bob Oakes, and responded to questions from the audience. 2:30 pm PT Approx. 1 hr. 22 min. Memories from the Lee Harvey Oswald Shooting The Sixth Floor Museum in Dallas hosted five eyewitnesses to the Lee Harvey Oswald shooting, ... The Sixth Floor Museum in Dallas hosted five eyewitnesses to the Lee Harvey Oswald shooting, including news reporters and the police detective who was handcuffed to the prisoner. Oswald was the suspect in the assassination of President Kennedy two days earlier, and was being transported to the Dallas courthouse when Jack Ruby shot him in the basement of the police department. Oswald died hours later. Participants also talked about media coverage of the killing and the impact of the event on subsequent news practices. They responded to questions from the audience.
9:42 am PT Approx. 47 min. Networking and Careers ; ; Opera singer Denyce Graves and Susan Lyne, chair of the online retailer Gilt Groupe, talked about ... Opera singer Denyce Graves and Susan Lyne, chair of the online retailer Gilt Groupe, talked about using networking to advance their careers. This program was part of a Washington Post forum on women in leadership. 8:17 am PT Approx. 26 min. Book Discussion on Democracy's Big Day: The Inauguration of Our President Jim Bendat, an inauguration day correspondent for several television networks, talked about his ... Jim Bendat, an inauguration day correspondent for several television networks, talked about his book, Democracy’s Big Day: The Inauguration of Our President, 1789-2013, in which he traced the history of inaugurations going back to 1789. He also responded to questions from the audience. This event, held aboard the Queen Mary, was hosted by the Rotary Club of Long Beach. 3:54 pm PT Approx. 5 min. History of Printing Methods ; Eighty-three year-old Ray Loomis, who has worked in the printing industry since he was 15 years ... Eighty-three year-old Ray Loomis, who has worked in the printing industry since he was 15 years old, gave a tour of the Baltimore Museum of Industry, where he is a volunteer. The tour included a demonstration of historic printing methods and machines, including the linotype, a revolutionary typesetting machine that was invented in Baltimore. 
Carole Baker, deputy director of the museum, also spoke.
10:29 am PT Approx. 43 min. Women in Leadership Roles Former Olympic figure skater Michelle Kwan and Representative Jaime Herrera Beutler (R-WA) talked ... Former Olympic figure skater Michelle Kwan and Representative Jaime Herrera Beutler (R-WA) talked about women in leadership. Michelle Kwan discussed using the discipline she learned as an Olympic athlete to her transition out of sports. Representative Herrera Beutler spoke about being a woman in Congress. This program was part of a Washington Post forum on women in leadership. 8:43 am PT Approx. 14 min. Book Discussion on Brigham Young: Pioneer Prophet ; John Turner, assistant professor of religious studies at George Mason University, talked about his ... John Turner, assistant professor of religious studies at George Mason University, talked about his book, Brigham Young: Pioneer Prophet, in which he recounts the life of Mormon leader Brigham Young. He was interviewed at the 2012 Fall for the Book Festival held at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia. 4:01 pm PT Approx. 59 min. A Conversation with Barbara and Laura Bush ; ; Former first ladies Barbara Bush and Laura Bush recalled their time and experiences in the White ... Former first ladies Barbara Bush and Laura Bush recalled their time and experiences in the White House. Among the topics they addressed were Christmas time at Camp David and the difficult days and months after the September 11th terrorist attacks. This event was part of a conference which examined the legacies of America’s first ladies and took place at the Lyndon B. Johnson Presidential Library. They also responded to questions from the audience.
11:16 am PT Approx. 1 hr. 24 min. Innovation and the Space Race Burt Rutan talked about the history of manned spaceflight and contrasted the contemporary space ... Burt Rutan talked about the history of manned spaceflight and contrasted the contemporary space program with the pioneering days of space travel. Mr. Rutan designed “SpaceShipOne,” which launched the era of commercial space travel, and the Voyager aircraft that in 1986 became the first airplane to fly non-stop around the world without refueling. 9:00 am PT Approx. 14 min. LIVE Senate Pro Forma Session The U.S. Senate convened for a pro forma session. The U.S. Senate convened for a pro forma session. 5:00 pm PT Approx. 1 hr. 5 min. Inside the President's Bunker Retired Lieutenant Colonel Robert Darling talked about his experiences on September 11, 2001, ... Retired Lieutenant Colonel Robert Darling talked about his experiences on September 11, 2001, inside the White House bunker, where he worked alongside Vice President Dick Cheney and National Security Adviser Condoleezza Rice. Darling is the author of 24 Hours Inside the President’s Bunker, 9-11-01: The White House. The College of the Ozarks in Point Lookout, Missouri hosted the discussion.
12:41 pm PT Approx. 5 min. Fiscal Cliff and Unemployment Insurance ; Josh Boak talked about federal extended unemployment benefits and “fiscal cliff” ... Josh Boak talked about federal extended unemployment benefits and “fiscal cliff” negotiations, and he responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. Topics included the difference between state and federal unemployment benefits, funding for unemployment insurance and who qualifies for it, the impact on the economy if benefits are not extended, and potential reforms for unemployment.
This program was part of a “Washington Journal” series looking at specific policy areas of the “fiscal cliff.”
“Fiscal cliff” referred to impending tax increases and budget cuts at the end of 2012 if Congress failed to reach a budget agreement.
9:08 am PT Approx. 45 min. Book Discussion on Almost Home ; ; Covenant House president Kevin Ryan and former New York Times reporter Tina Kelley talked about ... Covenant House president Kevin Ryan and former New York Times reporter Tina Kelley talked about their book, Almost Home: Helping Kids Move from Homelessness to Hope, in which they describe the experiences of homeless teens in North America and the efforts by Covenant House help them. Newark Mayor Cory Booker, who wrote the foreword to the book, also participated in the discussion. This event was hosted by Barnes and Noble Booksellers in New York City. 6:07 pm PT Approx. 51 min. Steven Spielberg on 149th Anniversary of Gettysburg Address Film director Steven Spielberg gave the keynote address at an annual ceremony commemorating ... Film director Steven Spielberg gave the keynote address at an annual ceremony commemorating President Lincoln"s Gettysburg Address delivered at the dedication of the Soldiers' National Cemetery in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania on November 19, 1863. Mr. Spielberg’s recently-released film, Lincoln, focused on the president’s last months in office and the 13th Amendment abolishing slavery.
12:49 pm PT Approx. 1 hr. 11 min. Debt Crises and World Economy Greek economist Yanis Varoufakis, the author of The Global Minotaur: America, the True Origins ... Greek economist Yanis Varoufakis, the author of The Global Minotaur: America, the True Origins of the Financial Crisis and the Future of the World Economy, spoke about debt and the global economy. He argued against the existence of a debt crisis in the global economy or in individual countries, asserting that the problem instead was a a crisis of too much savings “with no place to go.” 9:57 am PT Approx. 2 min. Book Discussion on First Cameraman Author Arun Chaudhary talked about his book, First Cameraman: Documenting the Obama Presidency ... Author Arun Chaudhary talked about his book, First Cameraman: Documenting the Obama Presidency in Real Time.
This interview was held at the 35th Annual National Press Club Book Fair and Authors' Night, a fundraiser for the Eric Friedheim National Journalism Library held Tuesday, November 13, 2012, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m
7:00 pm PT Approx. 1 hr. 30 min. Comity and Contention in Congress Former Republican and Democratic members of Congress talked about how personal relationships on ... Former Republican and Democratic members of Congress talked about how personal relationships on Capitol Hill have changed in the past fifty years, and how important those relationships are to achieve compromise and pass legislation. They responded to questions from the audience at the event hosted by the U.S. Capitol Historical Society.
2:03 pm PT Approx. 1 hr. 8 min. Congressional Gold Medal Ceremony for Aung San Suu Kyi Aung San Suu Kyi was awarded the Congressional Gold Medal in honor of her leadership and steadfast ... Aung San Suu Kyi was awarded the Congressional Gold Medal in honor of her leadership and steadfast commitment to human rights and for promoting freedom, peace and democracy in her home country of Myanmar (Burma). Speakers included House and Senate leaders, Secretary of State Clinton, and former First Lady Laura Bush.
Aung San Suu Kyi was a leader in her country’s 1988 uprising, and elected prime minister in 1990. The military junta, however, would not cede power, and she was placed under house arrest for a total of 15 years; the final release happened in 2010. She was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1991.
10:12 am PT Approx. 26 min. Book Discussion on The Coming Prosperity ; Author Philip Auerswald discussed his book, The Coming Prosperity: How Entrepreneurs Are ... Author Philip Auerswald discussed his book, The Coming Prosperity: How Entrepreneurs Are Transforming the Global Economy. Mr. Auerswald was interviewed at the “Fall for the Book” festival, held at George Mason University in Fairfax, VA. 8:30 pm PT Approx. 30 min. Amelia Earhart Exhibit The Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery is commemorating the 75th anniversary of Amelia ... The Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery is commemorating the 75th anniversary of Amelia Earhart’s disappearance on an around-the-world flight. She was called “Lady Lindy” after pioneering aviator Charles Lindbergh, and the mystery surrounding her loss continues to fascinate Americans. We visited the exhibit “One Life: Amelia Earhart,” which chronicles her much-photographed life and exploits.
3:13 pm PT Approx. 9 min. Social Security and the Fiscal Cliff ; ; Stephen Ohlemacher talked about Social Security and its role in negotiations to avoid the ... Stephen Ohlemacher talked about Social Security and its role in negotiations to avoid the “fiscal cliff,” and he responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. Topics included cost of living adjustments (COLA), the funding of Social Security and its solvency, and who receives it.
Nancy Calo read news headlines from C-SPAN Radio at the end of the program.
This program was part of a “Washington Journal” series looking at specific policy areas of the “fiscal cliff.”
“Fiscal cliff” referred to the impending tax increases and sequestration budget cuts at the end of 2012 if Congress failed to reach a new budget agreement. "Sequestration," a legal procedure in which automatic budget cuts are triggered, was agreed to in the Budget Control Act of 2011.
10:39 am PT Approx. 1 hr. 27 min. Book Discussion on Science Left Behind ; Author Alex Berezow talked about his book, Science Left Behind: Feel-Good Fallacies and the ... Author Alex Berezow talked about his book, Science Left Behind: Feel-Good Fallacies and the Rise of the Anti-Scientific Left. In the book he argued that while “anti-science” was usually a term associated with conservatives, the left in the United States had plenty of problems with science on issues they did not support, such as nuclear energy and biomedical research on animals. 10:15 pm PT Approx. 1 hr. 9 min. Cuban Missile Crisis, A 50th Anniversary Retrospective Historians, scholars, filmmakers and journalists gathered for a 50th anniversary retrospective on ... Historians, scholars, filmmakers and journalists gathered for a 50th anniversary retrospective on the 1962 Cuban Missile Crisis. Topics ranged from the history of the incident, its impact on the Cold War and generations following the crisis, diplomatic relations between the Soviet Union, the U.S. and Cuba, as well as international nuclear arms control policy in the ensuing decades. Short video and audio clips were shown during the presentations. Participants included Sergei Khrushchev, the son of Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev.
3:25 pm PT Approx. 12 min. Michelle Obama Remarks to Military Families First lady Michelle Obama made remarks to military families, including Gold Star and Blue Star ... First lady Michelle Obama made remarks to military families, including Gold Star and Blue Star parents, spouses and children, who were at the White House for a holiday event. She talked about the decorations and the year’s theme of “Joy to All.” She also thanked the military families for their sacrifices, and led the children out to make decorations. 12:08 pm PT Approx. 1 hr. 6 min. Book Discussion on The Amistad Rebellion Marcus Rediker, history professor at the University of Pittsburgh, talked about his book, The ... Marcus Rediker, history professor at the University of Pittsburgh, talked about his book, The Amistad Rebellion: An Atlantic Odyssey of Slavery and Freedom, in which he recounts the slave revolt aboard the Spanish schooner, Amistad in 1839. The author reported that four days after the ship set sail the captives revolted, killed the captain, and took command of the ship. The Amistad was eventually commandeered by the U.S. Navy and the men aboard were sent to prison in Connecticut, where they awaited a trail heard by the Supreme Court. Their case, defended by John Quincy Adams, resulted in their release and return to Africa. Mr. Rediker spoke at the Mariners' Museum in Newport News, Virginia. 11:25 pm PT Approx. 3 min. Milwaukee History and Architecture Preview Kathy Kean, a retired Wisconsin High School U.S. History teacher took American History TV on a ... Kathy Kean, a retired Wisconsin High School U.S. History teacher took American History TV on a tour of historic buildings and neighborhoods in Milwaukee. The first, the Milwaukee Federal Building and U.S. Courthouse, was completed in 1899, and has recently been restored. The other, the Milwaukee National Soldiers Home, is one of three authorized by Abraham Lincoln in March of 1865, and is still an active Veterans Affairs Center. Ms. Kean was named the Gilder Lehrman National History Teacher of the Year in 2004 and has organized history & architecture tours for over thirty years. Working with the non-profit preservation & educational organization, Historic Milwaukee, Inc., Kathy Kean believes that history can be taught by examining changing architectural styles and public spaces.
3:40 pm PT Approx. 4 min. White House Holiday Decorations White House decorators gave a tour of holiday decorations. Various trees, wreaths, holiday ... White House decorators gave a tour of holiday decorations. Various trees, wreaths, holiday cards, and other decorations around the White House were show, including the White House gingerbread house and images of Bo, the dog. Decorators also explained how holiday decorations were selected and which decorations were used in the past. 1:16 pm PT Approx. 44 min. Syria: The Fall of the House of Assad ; Trinity University professor David Lesch talked about his book, Syria: The Fall of the House of ... Trinity University professor David Lesch talked about his book, Syria: The Fall of the House of Assad, in which he examined Syria’s history and Bashar al-Assad’s regime. He also spoke about the roots of political conflict and violence in the country. He responded to questions from the audience. 11:30 pm PT Approx. 1 hr. 14 min. Daniel Inouye Oral History Interview ; ; Senator Daniel Inouye reflected on his World War II military service with the famed 442nd ... Senator Daniel Inouye reflected on his World War II military service with the famed 442nd Regimental Combat Team, an all-volunteer unit made up entirely of second-generation Japanese Americans. He was awarded the Medal of Honor for gallant action, and lost an arm in battle. 
This interview from the Densho Visual History Collection was conducted June 30, 1998, in Honolulu, Hawaii, by Tom Ikeda and Beverly Kashino for Densho: The Japanese American Legacy Project.
This program contains language that some may find offensive.
3:45 pm PT Approx. 23 min. White House Holiday Crafts First Lady Michelle Obama helped children of military families visiting the White House make ... First Lady Michelle Obama helped children of military families visiting the White House make holiday decorations. She was assisted by White House chefs Cris Comerford and Bill Yosses and White House chief floral designer Laura Dowling. They made ornaments, healthy lollipops, and other tree decorations. At the end, Bo, the dog, came to visit the children. 2:02 pm PT 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. 12:45 am PT Approx. 52 min. The Montford Point Marines ; ; Two of the first African Americans to join the U.S. Marines, Joseph Carpenter and Eugene Groves, ... Two of the first African Americans to join the U.S. Marines, Joseph Carpenter and Eugene Groves, talked about their experience at Montford Point training camp in North Carolina, and their service during World War II. They also responded to questions from the audience.
The American Veterans Center hosted the discussion at its 15th Annual Conference.
4:11 pm PT Approx. 28 min. Capitol Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony The lighting of the Capitol Christmas tree and the opening holiday ceremonies. The lighting of the Capitol Christmas tree and the opening holiday ceremonies. 3:00 pm PT Approx. 50 min. Book Discussion on Season of the Witch David Talbot presents a history of San Francisco from 1967 to 1982. The city, connected to the ... David Talbot presents a history of San Francisco from 1967 to 1982. The city, connected to the counter culture movement of the 1960s, witnessed a series of transformative events in the succeeding decade, from the assassination of Mayor George Moscone and Supervisor Harvey Milk to the onset of the AIDS epidemic. David Talbot spoke at The Booksmith in San Francisco. Some community residents also shared reminiscences. Mr. Talbot responded to questions from members of the audience. 1:39 am PT Approx. 47 min. Aerial Recon During the Cuban Missile Crisis ; ; Panelists talked about aerial reconnaissance leading up to and during the Cuban Missile Crisis in ... Panelists talked about aerial reconnaissance leading up to and during the Cuban Missile Crisis in 1962. Panelists included military veterans Wayne Whitten, author of Countdown to 13 Days and Beyond, and Ken Jack, co-author of Blue Moon Over Cuba: Aerial Reconnaissance During the Cuban Missile Crisis. The American Veterans Center hosted this panel.
4:52 pm PT Approx. 7 min. National Christmas Tree Lighting President Obama and the first lady participated in the lighting of the National Christmas Tree and ... President Obama and the first lady participated in the lighting of the National Christmas Tree and the opening holiday ceremonies on the Ellipse.
The program was edited to telecast only speaking parts.
4:00 pm PT Approx. 45 min. Book Discussion on Round About the Earth Harvard University Professor Joyce Chaplin talked about her book, Round About the Earth: ... Harvard University Professor Joyce Chaplin talked about her book, Round About the Earth: Circumnavigation from Magellan to Orbit, in which she presents the history of the circumnavigation of earth, going back to the days of Portuguese explorer Ferdinand Magellan. Professor Chaplin spoke at Harvard Book Store in Cambridge, Massachusetts. 2:29 am PT Approx. 1 hr. 22 min. Memories from the Lee Harvey Oswald Shooting The Sixth Floor Museum in Dallas hosted five eyewitnesses to the Lee Harvey Oswald shooting, ... The Sixth Floor Museum in Dallas hosted five eyewitnesses to the Lee Harvey Oswald shooting, including news reporters and the police detective who was handcuffed to the prisoner. Oswald was the suspect in the assassination of President Kennedy two days earlier, and was being transported to the Dallas courthouse when Jack Ruby shot him in the basement of the police department. Oswald died hours later. Participants also talked about media coverage of the killing and the impact of the event on subsequent news practices. They responded to questions from the audience.
5:02 pm PT Approx. 1 hr. 18 min. Panel on Hollywood and Public Policy Panelists talked about Hollywood’s portrayal of politics and policymaking in movies and ... Panelists talked about Hollywood’s portrayal of politics and policymaking in movies and television shows. Featured panelists included Howard Gordon the Creator and Executive Producer of the show “Homeland” and Actor Michael Sheen. 5:30 pm PT Approx. 1 hr. 2 min. Book Discussion on Rise to Greatness Author David Von Drehle talked about his book, Rise to Greatness: Abraham Lincoln and ... Author David Von Drehle talked about his book, Rise to Greatness: Abraham Lincoln and America’s Most Perilous Year, in which he presents a history of the United States in 1862, the second year of the Civil War. The author said that despite a strained federal government and weakened Union forces, President Lincoln was able to develop several pieces of legislation that would shape the future of the country, namely the Emancipation Proclamation. He spoke at Unity Temple on the Plaza in Kansas City, Missouri and responded to questions from the audience. 3:53 am PT Approx. 5 min. History of Printing Methods ; Eighty-three year-old Ray Loomis, who has worked in the printing industry since he was 15 years ... Eighty-three year-old Ray Loomis, who has worked in the printing industry since he was 15 years old, gave a tour of the Baltimore Museum of Industry, where he is a volunteer. The tour included a demonstration of historic printing methods and machines, including the linotype, a revolutionary typesetting machine that was invented in Baltimore. 
Carole Baker, deputy director of the museum, also spoke.
6:22 pm PT Approx. 1 hr. 27 min. Relationship Between Religion and Politics ; ; Author George Will talked about the history of the relationship between religion and American ... Author George Will talked about the history of the relationship between religion and American politics. Mr. Will addressed students and faculty at the John Danforth Center on Religion and Politics. He was introduced by former U.S. Senator John Danforth. He also answered questions from the audience. 6:45 pm PT Approx. 1 hr. 6 min. Book Discussion on Victory at Yorktown ; Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich talks about his book, Victory at Yorktown, the ... Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich talks about his book, Victory at Yorktown, the second book in his historical fiction series on George Washington. Mr. Gingrich spoke at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, California.
7:51 pm PT Approx. 1 hr. 12 min. James Taylor on His Involvement in Politics ; James Taylor talked about his background and political views, as well as election laws and ... James Taylor talked about his background and political views, as well as election laws and reforms, such as a national holiday for voting, voter fraud and identification laws, and the Supreme Court’s Citizen’s United v. Federal Election Commission decision. Other topics included the George W. Bush administration’s involvement in Iraq, and his work for President Obama’s campaign. In between remarks, he played guitar and sang several songs including “Carolina in My Mind” and “Something in the Way She Moves.” 8:00 pm PT Approx. 55 min. Book Discussion on The Patriarch Author David Nasaw talks about his book, The Patriarch: The Remarkable Life and Turbulent Times ... Author David Nasaw talks about his book, The Patriarch: The Remarkable Life and Turbulent Times of Joseph P. Kennedy, in which he recounts the life of Joseph P. Kennedy, patriarch of the political family that included President John F. Kennedy and Senators Robert F. Kennedy and Edward Kennedy. The author examines Mr. Kennedy’s careers in business and politics, which included ventures in Wall Street and Hollywood and founding chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission. Mr. Nasaw also explores Joseph Kennedy’s resistance to American entry into World War II during his tenure as ambassador to Great Britain, a stance that led to public criticism and hurt his relationship with President Roosevelt. David Nasaw spoke at the Philadelphia Free Library.
9:05 pm PT Approx. 1 min. White House Holiday Decorations White House decorators gave a tour of holiday decorations. Various trees, wreaths, holiday ... White House decorators gave a tour of holiday decorations. Various trees, wreaths, holiday cards, and other decorations around the White House were show, including the White House gingerbread house and images of Bo, the dog. Decorators also explained how holiday decorations were selected and which decorations were used in the past. 9:00 pm PT Approx. 1 hr. 55 min. 2012 National Book Awards Television and radio host Faith Salie hosted the 63rd annual National Book Awards. The ... Television and radio host Faith Salie hosted the 63rd annual National Book Awards. The National Book Foundation presented The Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters to author Elmore Leonard and The Literarian Award for Outstanding Service to the American Literary Community to Arthur Sulzberger, Jr. chairman, CEO, and publisher of the New York Times. Finalists in the non-fiction category were Anne Applebaum, Iron Curtain: The Crushing of Eastern Europe, 1945-1956, Katherine Boo, Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, Death, and Hope in a Mumbai Undercity, Robert Caro, The Passage of Power: The Years of Lyndon Johnson, Domingo Martinez, The Boy Kings of Texas: A Memoir, and Anthony Shadid, House of Stone: A Memoir of Home, Family, and a Lost Middle East. Prior to the awards ceremony, several of the evening’s participants gave interviews, including the non-fiction finalists. The event took place at Cipriani in New York City.
9:06 pm PT Approx. 23 min. White House Holiday Crafts First Lady Michelle Obama helped children of military families visiting the White House make ... First Lady Michelle Obama helped children of military families visiting the White House make holiday decorations. She was assisted by White House chefs Cris Comerford and Bill Yosses and White House chief floral designer Laura Dowling. They made ornaments, healthy lollipops, and other tree decorations. At the end, Bo, the dog, came to visit the children. 11:00 pm PT Approx. 1 hr. Book Discussion on Zumwalt ; Author Larry Berman talked about his book, Zumwalt: The Life and Times of Admiral Elmo Russell ... Author Larry Berman talked about his book, Zumwalt: The Life and Times of Admiral Elmo Russell “Bud” Zumwalt, Jr., in which he reports on the military career of the commander of naval forces in Vietnam and the Chief of Naval Operations from 1970-1974. Mr. Berman also talked about Admiral Zumwalt’s work on behalf of veterans in his retirement. Larry Berman spoke at the U.S. Navy Memorial in Washington, D.C.
9:32 pm PT Approx. 1 hr. 18 min. Panel on Hollywood and Public Policy Panelists talked about Hollywood’s portrayal of politics and policymaking in movies and ... Panelists talked about Hollywood’s portrayal of politics and policymaking in movies and television shows. Featured panelists included Howard Gordon the Creator and Executive Producer of the show “Homeland” and Actor Michael Sheen. 12:15 am PT Approx. 45 min. Book Discussion on Into the Fire ; ; Medal of Honor recipient Dakota Meyer talked about his book, Into the Fire: A Firsthand Account ... Medal of Honor recipient Dakota Meyer talked about his book, Into the Fire: A Firsthand Account of the Most Extraordinary Battle in the Afghan War. He also responded to questions from the audience.
10:52 pm PT Approx. 1 hr. 27 min. Relationship Between Religion and Politics ; ; Author George Will talked about the history of the relationship between religion and American ... Author George Will talked about the history of the relationship between religion and American politics. Mr. Will addressed students and faculty at the John Danforth Center on Religion and Politics. He was introduced by former U.S. Senator John Danforth. He also answered questions from the audience. 1:00 am PT Approx. 20 min. Book Discussion on The Color Purple ; Author Alice Walker discussed her book, The Color Purple. Ms. Walker was interviewed ... Author Alice Walker discussed her book, The Color Purple. Ms. Walker was interviewed at the “Fall for the Book” festival, held at George Mason University in Fairfax, VA.
12:22 am PT Approx. 1 hr. 12 min. James Taylor on His Involvement in Politics ; James Taylor talked about his background and political views, as well as election laws and ... James Taylor talked about his background and political views, as well as election laws and reforms, such as a national holiday for voting, voter fraud and identification laws, and the Supreme Court’s Citizen’s United v. Federal Election Commission decision. Other topics included the George W. Bush administration’s involvement in Iraq, and his work for President Obama’s campaign. In between remarks, he played guitar and sang several songs including “Carolina in My Mind” and “Something in the Way She Moves.” 1:30 am PT Approx. 45 min. Book Discussion on Presidential Power in Troubled Second Terms Alfred Zacher talked about his book, Presidential Power in Troubled Second Terms, in which ... Alfred Zacher talked about his book, Presidential Power in Troubled Second Terms, in which he presents his thoughts on why some presidents succeed while others fail during their second terms in office. He also responded to questions from the audience. Alfred Zacher spoke at the Allen County Public Library in Fort Wayne, Indiana.
1:36 am PT Approx. 1 hr. 2 min. Legacy of Senator Robert Byrd ; ; Two former staffers of the late Senator Robert Byrd (D-WV), Ira Shapiro and David Corbin, talked ... Two former staffers of the late Senator Robert Byrd (D-WV), Ira Shapiro and David Corbin, talked about the senator’s life and political career. Topics included why they considered him a great leader and bipartisanship in the Senate. The West Virginia State Society honored the late Senator Robert Byrd at the Monocle Restaurant on what would have been his 95th birthday. 2:15 am PT Approx. 45 min. Book Discussion on I'd Like to Apologize to Every Teacher I Ever Had In his book, actor Tony Danza recounts the year he spent teaching 10th grade English in ... In his book, actor Tony Danza recounts the year he spent teaching 10th grade English in Philadelphia’s largest high school. The author, who before becoming an actor had wanted to be a teacher, recalls the initial troubles he had engaging his students and his later breakthroughs. Mr. Danza responded to questions from members of the audience at the Philadelphia Free Library.
2:41 am PT Approx. 27 min. Secretary Solis on Women in Leadership ; Washington Post editor Mary Jordan interviewed Hilda Solis about her experience serving as ... Washington Post editor Mary Jordan interviewed Hilda Solis about her experience serving as the secretary of the Department of Labor. Ms. Solis talked about the importance of encouragement and shared a personal story about a high school guidance counselor who told her not go to college but to instead be a secretary. 
This program was part of a Washington Post forum on women in leadership.
3:00 am PT Approx. 1 hr. 30 min. 2012 Anisfield-Wolf Book Awards The 77th annual Anisfield-Wolf Book Awards were presented to “books that have made an ... The 77th annual Anisfield-Wolf Book Awards were presented to “books that have made an important contribution to society’s understanding of racism and diversity of human cultures.” Jury Chair Henry Louis Gates, Jr. presented a lifetime achievement award to Arnold Rampersad, humanities professor at Stanford University and author of biographies of Ralph Ellison and Langston Hughes. Awards are also given for non-fiction, David Blight, American Oracle: The Civil War in the Civil Rights Era and David Livingstone Smith, Less Than Human: Why We Demean, Enslave, and Exterminate Others and for fiction, Esi Edugyan, Half-Blood Blues: A Novel. The Anisfield-Wolf Book Awards were held at the Ohio Theatre in Cleveland.
3:09 am PT Approx. 28 min. Capitol Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony The lighting of the Capitol Christmas tree and the opening holiday ceremonies. The lighting of the Capitol Christmas tree and the opening holiday ceremonies.
3:50 am PT Approx. 7 min. National Christmas Tree Lighting President Obama and the first lady participated in the lighting of the National Christmas Tree and ... President Obama and the first lady participated in the lighting of the National Christmas Tree and the opening holiday ceremonies on the Ellipse.
The program was edited to telecast only speaking parts.