C-SPAN Schedule

< Saturday, September 14 >

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4:00 am PT Approx. 47 min. LIVE Open Phones Telephone lines were open for comments on the question, “5 Years After Financial Crisis: ... Telephone lines were open for comments on the question, “5 Years After Financial Crisis: Your Confidence Level?”

Rana Foroohar, assistant managing editor of Time magazine, was interviewed by telephone about her cover story, “How Wall Street Won: Five Years After the Crash.”

Video clips were shown from the previous day of former Representative Barney Frank (D-MA) speaking about the difficulties of prosecuting financial crimes and former Congressional Budget Office Director Douglas Holtz-Eakin talking about Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.
3:18 am PT Approx. 1 hr. 40 min. State and Federal Marijuana Laws Witnesses testified about conflicts between state and federal law regarding the use, sale and ... Witnesses testified about conflicts between state and federal law regarding the use, sale and distribution of marijuana, particularly for medicinal purposes. Deputy Attorney General James Cole says the Justice Department and federal bank regulators will enable financial institutions to transact business with legitimate marijuana industry without fear of prosecution. officials also indicated they would not challenge Colorado and Washington marijuana laws as long as they implement effective enforcement systems. 3:04 am PT Approx. 1 hr. 5 min. Future of Presidential Debates ; ; The co-chairmen of the Commission on Presidential Debates talked about the the history and future ... The co-chairmen of the Commission on Presidential Debates talked about the the history and future of presidential debates. The commission had produced all the general election presidential and vice presidential debates since 1987. The commissioners talked about of many of the past debates, evaluated the changes that were made for the 2012 debates, and discussed future changes to incorporate new technology for outreach to younger voters, possible future format changes, and the commission’s influence on other countries' debates around the world. They responded to questions submitted by members of the audience.

“The Future of Presidential Debates in the American Electoral Process” was presented in the offices of the Commonwealth Club of California.
4:04 am PT Approx. 4 min. Five Years After the Financial Crisis ; Rana Foroohar was interviewed by telephone about her Time magazine cover story, “How ... Rana Foroohar was interviewed by telephone about her Time magazine cover story, “How Wall Street Won: Five Years After the Crash.” 4:59 am PT Approx. 3 min. 15th Anniversary of Book TV Announcing the 15th anniversary of Book TV. Announcing the 15th anniversary of Book TV. 4:12 am PT Approx. 47 min. Large Employer Health Benefit Costs ; Helen Darling presented the results of the National Business Group on Health’s annual plan ... Helen Darling presented the results of the National Business Group on Health’s annual plan design survey, which questioned 265 large employers on changes to their health care benefits, from costs to coverage. She said that costs were projected to rise by seven percent, the same as in 2013, and that the Affordable Care Act would not have a large effect on employers in 2014, as they had already implemented the law. Other topics included controlling health care costs. Questions from reporters at the National Press Club focused on specialized areas of the health care law, including private versus public exchanges, changes to COBRA, and coverage for spousal and domestic partners.
4:47 am PT Approx. 50 min. LIVE Al-Qaida and Affiliated Groups and Individuals ; Michael Hurley talked about the report issued during the week by the Bipartisan Policy Center, ... Michael Hurley talked about the report issued during the week by the Bipartisan Policy Center, Jihadist Terrorism: A Threat Assessment. The report, which he co-authored, highlights potential threats toward the U.S. from al-Qaeia related groups. While the authors claim they are largely disorganized, they add that the “right set of circumstances in the unstable Middle East” could breathe new life into the network. It also found that the most imminent threat to the United States was from individuals who were radicalized over the Internet, often inspired by al-Qaida’s jihadist message. He responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. 5:04 am PT Approx. 54 min. Book Discussion on A Call to Arms Maury Klein talked about his book, A Call to Arms: Mobilizing America for World War II, in ... Maury Klein talked about his book, A Call to Arms: Mobilizing America for World War II, in which he recounts the creation of the American arsenal during World War II. In his book, the author reports that the United States' military resources were depleted at the start of the war, and only through the collaboration of men and women throughout the country, did factories produce 325,000 aircraft by 1945 and at the height of production one B-24 bomber per hour. Maury Klein spoke at the Prospect Public Library in Prospect, Connecticut. 5:00 am PT Approx. 1 hr. 1 min. Major Heather Penney on September 11, 2001 ; Major Heather Penney talked about her actions on September 11, 2001. Then a lieutenant, she was ... Major Heather Penney talked about her actions on September 11, 2001. Then a lieutenant, she was one of the first District of Columbia Air National Guard F-16 pilots scrambled from Andrews Air Force Base after the terrorist attacks. She described how she would have downed a civilian plane if necessary and why that would have been a suicide mission.
5:40 am PT Approx. 41 min. LIVE Immigration and U.S. Border Security ; Alan Gomez talked by video link from New York City about a USA Today article he worked on ... Alan Gomez talked by video link from New York City about a USA Today article he worked on with interviews with sheriffs patrolling the southwest border that highlights the common sense approach to law enforcement they said was missing from current immigration reform legislation being drafted by Congress. Mr. Gomez discussed the problems sheriffs working on the front lines have with immigration policies being proposed in Washington. He responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. 6:00 am PT Approx. 55 min. Book Discussion on Hunting Che ; Mitch Weiss and Kevin Maurer talked about their book, Hunting Che: How a U.S. Special Forces ... Mitch Weiss and Kevin Maurer talked about their book, Hunting Che: How a U.S. Special Forces Team Helped Capture the World’s Most Famous Revolutionary, in which they chronicle the hunting down and killing of Che Guevara in Bolivia, which was one of the first successful U.S. Special Forces operations. They argued that the success of that mission provided a blueprint for similar missions in Afghanistan and Iraq. The co-authors spoke about their book at Books and Books in Coral Gables, Florida. 6:01 am PT Approx. 2 hr. 43 min. 50th Anniversary of Tuskegee Public High School Integration Former students of Tuskegee Public High School talked about when their high school was integrated ... Former students of Tuskegee Public High School talked about when their high school was integrated September 2, 1963. They were joined by civil rights attorney Fred Gray, who represented the black students in the case Anthony Lee et al. v. Macon County Board of Education, which eventually led to the desegregation of all public schools in the state. This forum was held at the Tuskegee Human and Civil Rights Multicultural Center.
6:24 am PT Approx. 37 min. LIVE Washington's Revolving Door ; Janine Wedel, author of Shadow Elite: How the World’s New Power Brokers Undermine ... Janine Wedel, author of Shadow Elite: How the World’s New Power Brokers Undermine Democracy, Government, and the Free Market., talked about the impact of a new class of Washingtonians she had named “flexians.” She said that these power brokers move seamlessly between roles of business consultant, think-tanker, TV pundit, and government adviser in ways that the average citizen could not track. Therefore they can not be aware of biases or conflicts of interest. An example given was a recent controversy over the qualifications of Elizabeth O’Bagy. Other areas of concern include the ways that retired military officers profit from their information and connections. She responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. 6:56 am PT Approx. 2 min. Publishers Weekly 1999 Best-Sellers During its 15th anniversary celebration, Book TV recalls the 1999 best-sellers list by ... During its 15th anniversary celebration, Book TV recalls the 1999 best-sellers list by Publishers Weekly. 8:46 am PT Approx. 13 min. 35th Anniversary of Camp David Accords ; Jimmy Carter spoke by telephone about the Camp David Accords which were reached 35 years ... Jimmy Carter spoke by telephone about the Camp David Accords which were reached 35 years previously at a meeting he hosted at Camp David. The Camp David Accords were signed by Egyptian President Anwar El Sadat and Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin on September 17, 1978, and led to the 1979 Egypt-Israel Peace Treaty. Some photographs were shown in the background.
7:02 am PT Approx. 2 hr. 30 min. Homeland Security Threats Former officials testified about challenges to homeland security and department operations in the ... Former officials testified about challenges to homeland security and department operations in the ten years since the Department of Homeland Security was created. Among the topics they addressed were cyber-security, inter-agency information sharing, border security, and disaster response. 7:01 am PT Approx. 56 min. After Words with Elizabeth Greenspan ; Elizabeth Greenspan talked about her book, Battle for Ground Zero: Inside the Political ... Elizabeth Greenspan talked about her book, Battle for Ground Zero: Inside the Political Struggle to Rebuild the World Trade Center, in which she explores the controversy and conflict surrounding the site where the World Trade Center used to stand. She interviewed neighborhood residents, family members of 9/11 victims, developers and politicians for more than a decade, and exposes the bitterness with which each group stakes a claim to the real estate considered sacred to so many. She spoke with the former Special Commissioner of the 9/11 Victims Compensation Fund Ken Feinberg. 9:00 am PT Approx. 53 min. Book Discussion on Women in Vietnam: An Oral History ; Ron Steinman talked about his book Women in Vietnam: An Oral History, published by TV ... Ron Steinman talked about his book Women in Vietnam: An Oral History, published by TV Books. The book tells the story of 16 women who served as nurses, USO performers, and soldiers in the Vietnam War. Mr. Steinman went to Saigon as NBC news bureau chief in April 1966. During this event, part of the Rockville Centre Public Library Distinguished Authors Series, Mr. Steinman discussed how the service of women in Vietnam has been overshadowed by the service of men and read selections from testimonies found in the book. He also compared the service of women in Vietnam to those currently serving in Iraq. Following his remarks he answered questions from the audience.
9:37 am PT Approx. 1 hr. Homeland Security Challenges Former Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff spoke about domestic security policy, ... Former Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff spoke about domestic security policy, particularly in light of the Syrian use of chemical weapons and proposed U.S. military strikes in response to the use of chemical weapons ins Syria. He said if the U.S. did not respond to Syria’s use of chemical weapons, it would have a direct strategic impact on what happens in Iran. He also said that this was a significant week in history for the country with the 12th anniversary of 9/11 attacks and being on the eve of the President’s speech on Syria. 8:00 am PT Approx. 1 hr. 28 min. Book Discussion on Hezbollah ; ; Matthew Levitt talked about his book, Hezbollah: The Global Footprint of Lebanon’s Party ... Matthew Levitt talked about his book, Hezbollah: The Global Footprint of Lebanon’s Party of God, in which he explores the power of Hezbollah in Lebanon and the organization’s activities beyond Lebanon’s borders. Frederic Hof, senior fellow at the Atlantic Council, provided commentary. This event, hosted by the Washington Institute for Near East Policy, was held at the Cosmos Club in Washington, DC. 9:55 am PT Approx. 1 hr. 2 min. Mexico Border Rachel St. John talked about the history of the western U.S.-Mexico border from the mid-19th ... Rachel St. John talked about the history of the western U.S.-Mexico border from the mid-19th century to the turn of the 20th century. She spoke about the complex issues that arose out of the proposed boundary line following the end of the Mexican-American War in 1848 and the challenges in keeping the two nations apart. She also talked about the factors that contributed to the rise of immigration control along the border. This program was hosted by the Kansas City Public Library.
10:38 am PT Approx. 3 min. Congressional Gold Medal Ceremony Honoring 1963 Birmingham Bombing Victims House and Senate leaders posthumously awarded the Congressional Gold Medal to the victims of the ... House and Senate leaders posthumously awarded the Congressional Gold Medal to the victims of the 1963 16th St. Baptist Church bombing. On September 15, 1963, shortly after the March on Washington, a bomb placed by segregationists exploded in Birmingham’s 16th Street Baptist Church claiming the lives of Addie Mae Collins, Denise McNair, Carole Robertson and Cynthia Wesley, all girls under 14 years old. The medal was presented in recognition of how their deaths became a catalyst for the Civil Rights Movement. The Congressional Gold Medal represents Congress' highest expression of national appreciation for distinguished achievements and contributions. 9:30 am PT Approx. 1 hr. 9 min. Book Discussion on First Class ; Alison Stewart talked about her book, First Class: The Legacy of Dunbar, America’s First ... Alison Stewart talked about her book, First Class: The Legacy of Dunbar, America’s First Black Public High School, in which she presents a history of the first public high school for African American students in the United States, Washington D.C.'s Dunbar High School. The school, which started in 1870 in the basement of a black church as the Preparatory High School for Colored Youth and later at the turn of the century as M Street High School, opened as Dunbar in 1916. The author reported that Dunbar sent 80% of its graduates to college in 1950 with alumni that includes the first black army general and the first black member of a presidential cabinet. Alison Stewart spoke at Politics and Prose Bookstore in Washington, D.C. 11:00 am PT Approx. 55 min. Book Discussion on General Joseph Warren Revere William Chemerka talked about his book, General Joseph Warren Revere: The Gothic Saga of Paul ... William Chemerka talked about his book, General Joseph Warren Revere: The Gothic Saga of Paul Revere’s Grandson, in which he traces the life of Joseph Revere, from his time serving in the Navy aboard the USS Constitution, to his controversial command of the Union forces at Chancellorsville during the Civil War. This program was hosted by the Far Hills Country Day School in Far Hills, New Jersey.
10:44 am PT Approx. 2 min. Weekly Presidential Address President Obama delivered his weekly address. He talked about the possibility for a ... President Obama delivered his weekly address. He talked about the possibility for a diplomatic solution in Syria, partially because of the credible threat of U.S. military force. 10:40 am PT Approx. 1 min. Book Awards from 1999 During its 15th anniversary celebration, Book TV recalls, from its second year on the air, the ... During its 15th anniversary celebration, Book TV recalls, from its second year on the air, the 1999 National Book Award Ceremony and the 1999 winners of the Pulitzer Prize. 11:57 am PT Approx. 2 min. Freeman Hrabowski Oral History Interview, Part 2 ; Freeman Hrabowski spoke about his participation in the 1963 “Children’s ... Freeman Hrabowski spoke about his participation in the 1963 “Children’s Crusade.” President of the University of Maryland-Baltimore County since 1992, he was a twelve year-old boy living in Birmingham, Alabama, in 1963 when Martin Luther King, Jr., appealed to children to march for civil rights. This interview was part of an oral history project on the Civil Rights Movement of the mid-20th century initiated by Congress in 2009, conducted by the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, the Library of Congress, and the Southern Oral History Program at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. The interview was conducted on the campus of the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, by Joseph Mosnier of the Southern Oral History Program at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.
10:47 am PT Approx. 3 min. Weekly Republican Address Representative Diane Black (R-TN) delivered the weekly Republican address. She called on the ... Representative Diane Black (R-TN) delivered the weekly Republican address. She called on the Democratic-run Senate to pass the No Subsidies Without Verification Act, which was intended to reduce fraud and abuse in the new health care law. 10:46 am PT Approx. 25 min. Book Discussion on Worshipping the State ; Benjamin Wiker talked about his book, Worshipping the State: How Liberalism Became Our State ... Benjamin Wiker talked about his book, Worshipping the State: How Liberalism Became Our State Religion. He also responded to questions from students in the audience at the 20th annual Eagle Forum Collegians Leadership Summit from the Allison Auditorium of the Heritage Foundation in Washington, D.C. 12:00 pm PT Approx. 26 min. USS Constellation, Part 2 Chris Rowsom, executive director of Historic Ships in Baltimore, toured the USS Constellation, ... Chris Rowsom, executive director of Historic Ships in Baltimore, toured the USS Constellation, located in Baltimore, Maryland’s Inner Harbor. Built in 1854, the USS Constellation is the last all-sail warship built by the U.S. Navy, and the only Civil War era ship still afloat. The Constellation was first commissioned in 1855, and was last decommissioned in 1955. This is the second of a two-part program.
10:51 am PT Approx. 3 min. 15th Anniversary of Book TV Announcing the 15th anniversary of Book TV. Announcing the 15th anniversary of Book TV. 11:12 am PT Approx. 1 min. New York Times Best Books of 1999 During its 15th anniversary celebration, Book TV recalls the 1999 best-books list by The New ... During its 15th anniversary celebration, Book TV recalls the 1999 best-books list by The New York Times. 12:30 pm PT Approx. 1 hr. 22 min. Lincoln's Gettysburg Address Brandeis University Professor John Burt talked about how Abraham Lincoln’s precise use of ... Brandeis University Professor John Burt talked about how Abraham Lincoln’s precise use of language in the Gettysburg Address conveyed his ideas of what was at stake in the civil war. He spoke at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut.
10:55 am PT Approx. 2 hr. 22 min. Satellite Television Laws Satellite television executives and attorneys specializing in intellectual property testified ... Satellite television executives and attorneys specializing in intellectual property testified about retransmission consent, which requires cable providers to get permission and pay for network content they distribute. Among the topics they addressed were content distribution, consumer viewing preferences, current regulatory rules, and intellectual property law. 11:15 am PT Approx. 1 hr. 9 min. Book Discussion on Rise of the Warrior Cop ; ; Radley Balko talked about his book, Rise of the Warrior Cop: The Militarization of ... Radley Balko talked about his book, Rise of the Warrior Cop: The Militarization of America’s Police Forces, in which he chronicles the militarization of the police in the United States, including the expanded use of Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) teams to deal with low-level crimes. Mr. Balko argued that police officers have become conditioned to seeing American citizens as the enemy. Mark Lomax, executive director of the National Tactical Officers Association, provided commentary. This event was hosted by the Cato Institute. 1:55 pm PT Approx. 2 min. Book Discussion on While the World Watched Carolyn McKinstry talked about surviving the September 15, 1963, bombing of the Sixteenth Street ... Carolyn McKinstry talked about surviving the September 15, 1963, bombing of the Sixteenth Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama. She lost four of her friends in the bombing that became a turning point in the civil rights movement as profiled in her book, While the World Watched: A Birmingham Bombing Survivor Comes of Age During the Civil Rights Movement. She was interviewed outside the Sixteenth Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama.
C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles (LCVs) made a stop in their “2011 LCV Cities Tour” in Birmingham, Alabama, on October 31-November 4 to feature the history and literary life of the community. Working with the Bright House Networks 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.
1:20 pm PT Approx. 8 min. Edward Wyatt on Verizon v. Federal Communications Commission ; Edward Wyatt talked by telephone about the case before the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals that day, ... Edward Wyatt talked by telephone about the case before the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals that day, Verizon v. Federal Communications Commission. On September 9, 2013, a three-judge panel heard oral argument on whether Internet service providers must continue to treat all traffic equally. The Internet provider challenged whether the FCC had the authority to regulate Internet access services. Mr. Wyatt, who was in the courtroom that day, explained the case before the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals, what concerned the judges most during oral argument, and the possible outcome. 12:25 pm PT Approx. 1 min. Books Published in 1999 During its 15th anniversary celebration, Book TV recalls some of the books published in 1999, its ... During its 15th anniversary celebration, Book TV recalls some of the books published in 1999, its second year on the air. 2:00 pm PT Approx. 59 min. Postmortem Photography and Memorializing the 19th Century ; Dr. Stanley Burns talked about the practice of 19th century post-mortem photography and the ... Dr. Stanley Burns talked about the practice of 19th century post-mortem photography and the prevalence of this mourning practice. He presented a large collection of post-mortem photos, particularly of children taken by their loved ones, which was a common practice at the time. Dr. Burns has written a book on the subject, and is president of the Burns Archive, a collection of early medical photography.
1:28 pm PT Approx. 1 hr. 59 min. Verizon v. Federal Communications Commission Oral Argument A three-judge panel for the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals heard oral argument on whether Internet ... A three-judge panel for the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals heard oral argument on whether Internet service providers must continue to treat all traffic equally in the case Verizon v. Federal Communications Commission. The Internet provider challenged whether the FCC had the authority to regulate Internet access services. 12:29 pm PT Approx. 1 hr. 1 min. Allida Black on Eleanor Roosevelt's Tomorrow Is Now ; Allida Black delivered the keynote address at the 2013 Roosevelt Reading Festival. She spoke ... Allida Black delivered the keynote address at the 2013 Roosevelt Reading Festival. She spoke about Eleanor Roosevelt’s book, Tomorrow Is Now. Professor Black wrote an introduction for a re-issue of the 1963 work. The 2013 Roosevelt Reading Festival was held by the Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum in the Henry A. Wallace Visitor and Education Center in Hyde Park, New York. 3:00 pm PT Approx. 55 min. Strategy and the Civil War ; Professor Donald Stoker talked about the strategy and tactics of Union and Confederate armies ... Professor Donald Stoker talked about the strategy and tactics of Union and Confederate armies during the Civil War. He spoke about the objectives of Union General George McClellan and Confederate General Braxton Bragg, and how missed opportunities on both sides affected the outcome of the war. The Bryant Park Corporation, Oxford University Press and the New-York Historical Society co-hosted the event.
3:29 pm PT Approx. 27 min. Regulation of Open Internet Access Gigi Sohn and Randolph May talked about the case Verizon vs. Federal Communications ... Gigi Sohn and Randolph May talked about the case Verizon vs. Federal Communications Commission for which oral arguments were heard by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit on September 9, 2013. Verizon sued to overturn the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) rules requiring equal treatment for all traffic on the Internet. The rules would keep Internet service providers from blocking or slowing content that goes over the Internet. The concept has been called “net neutrality” and “open” Internet. Ms. Sohn suggested that stronger protections were needed by the government. Mr. May said the FCC lacked authority to impose a common carrier mandate on Internet providers. The program opened with a video clip of FCC Commissioner Julius Genachowski (D) announcing the rule on December 20, 2010. Then former Commissioner Robert McDowell (R), who voted against the rules in 2010, made comments by telephone. 1:32 pm PT Approx. 1 hr. 19 min. Book Discussion on Motherland Lost ; Samuel Tadros talked about his book, Motherland Lost: The Egyptian and Coptic Quest for ... Samuel Tadros talked about his book, Motherland Lost: The Egyptian and Coptic Quest for Modernity, in which he explores the plight of Coptic Christians living in Egypt. The author argued that native Copts in Egypt have been persecuted under both conservative and liberal governments in the country. He also spoke about the situation in Syria. This event was held at the Hudson Institute in Washington, DC. 3:57 pm PT Approx. 1 min. Book Discussion on Extraordinary, Ordinary People: A Memoir of Family ; Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice talked about her memoir Extraordinary, Ordinary ... Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice talked about her memoir Extraordinary, Ordinary People: A Memoir of Family and the values instilled in her by her parents.
3:59 pm PT Approx. 1 hr. 32 min. First Lady Edith Roosevelt Kathleen Dalton and Stacy Cordery talked about the life and influence of first lady Edith ... Kathleen Dalton and Stacy Cordery talked about the life and influence of first lady Edith Roosevelt and responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. Edith Roosevelt managed the creation of the West Wing as a private residence for her large family and handled security, the press, and publicity for her children. She professionalized the office of the first lady and hired a social secretary to assist with an intense social schedule. Topics included her active social conscience and their relations with Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt. Video clips were shown of Amy Verone showing artifacts from the Roosevelt home, Sagamore Hill, in Oyster Bay, New York, and of Paula Beazley giving a tour of the Pine Knot retreat in Albemarle County, Virginia. Also shown was a clip of Edith Roosevelt speaking at a rally in 1932.

This was the 17th episode in the C-SPAN series “First Ladies: Influence and Image.”
2:51 pm PT Approx. 11 min. Redesign of New York Times Book Review Pamela Paul, editor of the New York Times Book Review, talked about the redesign of the ... Pamela Paul, editor of the New York Times Book Review, talked about the redesign of the newspaper’s book review section, the first full redesign since 2007. 4:00 pm PT Approx. 58 min. Virginia during the War of 1812 Stuart Butler talked about Virginia during the War of 1812, and how the state’s militia ... Stuart Butler talked about Virginia during the War of 1812, and how the state’s militia organized and defended Virginia against British attack. He highlighted various assaults along the Virginia side of the Chesapeake Bay and spoke about how slaves fought on behalf of the British military. This program was hosted by the National Archives and Records Administration.
5:35 pm PT Approx. 1 hr. 16 min. Congressional Gold Medal Ceremony Honoring 1963 Birmingham Bombing Victims House and Senate leaders posthumously awarded the Congressional Gold Medal to the victims of the ... House and Senate leaders posthumously awarded the Congressional Gold Medal to the victims of the 1963 16th St. Baptist Church bombing. On September 15, 1963, shortly after the March on Washington, a bomb placed by segregationists exploded in Birmingham’s 16th Street Baptist Church claiming the lives of Addie Mae Collins, Denise McNair, Carole Robertson and Cynthia Wesley, all girls under 14 years old. The medal was presented in recognition of how their deaths became a catalyst for the Civil Rights Movement. The Congressional Gold Medal represents Congress' highest expression of national appreciation for distinguished achievements and contributions. 3:04 pm PT Approx. 56 min. Book Discussion on Great Minds of History American Heritage’s Great Minds of History, published by John Wiley and Sons, ... American Heritage’s Great Minds of History, published by John Wiley and Sons, contains the transcripts of the History Channel’s television series of the same name. In the documentary series, Roger Mudd interviewed Gordon Wood, Steven Ambrose, James McPherson, David McCullough and Richard White about the writing of history. Mr. Mudd also talked about his own life and career in journalism. 5:00 pm PT Approx. 2 hr. President Franklin Roosevelt and the New Deal Sidney Milkis taught a class about President Franklin Roosevelt’s New Deal domestic economic ... Sidney Milkis taught a class about President Franklin Roosevelt’s New Deal domestic economic programs enacted between 1933 and 1936. The New Deal programs included the Emergency Banking Bill, the Agricultural Adjustment Administration, the Works Progress Administration, the National Labor Relations Act, and Social Security. Professor Milkis also spoke about President Roosevelt’s Four Freedoms address and Norman Rockwell’s depictions of those ideals. He showed slides of the paintings.
This class was from a course called “Refoundings in American Politics,” held in the Miller Center.
6:53 pm PT Approx. 2 min. Representative Wittman on Sequestration's Impact on the Military House Armed Services Readiness Subcommittee Chairman Rob Wittman (R-VA) talked about the sequester ... House Armed Services Readiness Subcommittee Chairman Rob Wittman (R-VA) talked about the sequester and its impact on the military in this portion of an interview for “Newsmakers.” 4:02 pm PT Approx. 54 min. Book Discussion on The Science Delusion ; Curtis White talked about his book, The Science Delusion: Asking the Big Questions in a Culture ... Curtis White talked about his book, The Science Delusion: Asking the Big Questions in a Culture of Easy Answers, in which he argues that authors like Jonah Lehrer, Richard Dawkins, and Christopher Hitchens are misguided in their faith that science will eventually provide answers to all of the questions we have regarding the nature of human beings and the physical world. The author argued that the debate over religion versus science has left out the historical role of philosophy, art, and culture. During this event, hosted by the Melville House, Mr. White spoke with Lewis Lapham, editor of Lapham’s Quarterly. 7:02 pm PT Approx. 55 min. Strategy and the Civil War ; Professor Donald Stoker talked about the strategy and tactics of Union and Confederate armies ... Professor Donald Stoker talked about the strategy and tactics of Union and Confederate armies during the Civil War. He spoke about the objectives of Union General George McClellan and Confederate General Braxton Bragg, and how missed opportunities on both sides affected the outcome of the war. The Bryant Park Corporation, Oxford University Press and the New-York Historical Society co-hosted the event.
6:57 pm PT Approx. 57 min. Hillary Clinton Receives 2013 Liberty Medal Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton received the the National Constitution Center’s ... Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton received the the National Constitution Center’s 2013 Liberty Medal. In her remarks she commented on recent developments in Syria and the use of chemical weapons by the Syrian government. The medal, which honors leaders who promote liberty around the globe, was presented by former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush (R), NCC chair. 4:57 pm PT Approx. 2 min. Book Awards from 1999 During its 15th anniversary celebration, Book TV recalls, from its second year on the air, the ... During its 15th anniversary celebration, Book TV recalls, from its second year on the air, the 1999 National Book Award Ceremony and the 1999 winners of the Pulitzer Prize. 8:00 pm PT Approx. 58 min. Virginia during the War of 1812 Stuart Butler talked about Virginia during the War of 1812, and how the state’s militia ... Stuart Butler talked about Virginia during the War of 1812, and how the state’s militia organized and defended Virginia against British attack. He highlighted various assaults along the Virginia side of the Chesapeake Bay and spoke about how slaves fought on behalf of the British military. This program was hosted by the National Archives and Records Administration.
7:55 pm PT Approx. 36 min. 50th Anniversary of President Kennedy's Assassination ; James Bennet spoke about a special edition of The Atlantic, commemorating the 50th ... James Bennet spoke about a special edition of The Atlantic, commemorating the 50th anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. He responded to telephone calls and electronic communications.

This program was part of a “Washington Journal” series highlighting magazine articles.
5:00 pm PT Approx. 49 min. Book Discussion on Fate of the States ; Meredith Whitney talked about her book, Fate of the States: The New Geography of American ... Meredith Whitney talked about her book, Fate of the States: The New Geography of American Prosperity, in which she discusses the relative non-impact of the housing crisis on states like North Dakota, Indiana, and Texas and explains why these states will become the new powerhouses for the American economy. Ms. Whitney spoke with journalist Leigh Gallagher. 9:00 pm PT Approx. 2 hr. President Franklin Roosevelt and the New Deal Sidney Milkis taught a class about President Franklin Roosevelt’s New Deal domestic economic ... Sidney Milkis taught a class about President Franklin Roosevelt’s New Deal domestic economic programs enacted between 1933 and 1936. The New Deal programs included the Emergency Banking Bill, the Agricultural Adjustment Administration, the Works Progress Administration, the National Labor Relations Act, and Social Security. Professor Milkis also spoke about President Roosevelt’s Four Freedoms address and Norman Rockwell’s depictions of those ideals. He showed slides of the paintings.
This class was from a course called “Refoundings in American Politics,” held in the Miller Center.
8:33 pm PT Approx. 11 min. National Security and Intelligence Operations Congressional leaders spoke about intelligence operations and national security issues. Among ... Congressional leaders spoke about intelligence operations and national security issues. Among the topics they addressed were the U.S. and international community response to the use of chemical weapons by Syria, cybersecurity threats from China and Iran, and the impact of automatic spending cuts on the intelligence community. They responded to questions from the audience. 5:49 pm PT Approx. 57 min. Book Discussion on JFK's Last Hundred Days Thurston Clarke talked about his book, JFK’s Last Hundred Days: The Transformation of a ... Thurston Clarke talked about his book, JFK’s Last Hundred Days: The Transformation of a Man and the Emergence of a Great President, in which he recalls the last one hundred days of President John F. Kennedy’s life, which began on the day his two-day old son, Patrick died on August 9, 1963. In his book, the author reports that during the final months of Kennedy’s life he gained a greater understanding of the civil rights movement, sought a better relationship with the Soviet Union, and presented his doubts on the U.S. involvement in Vietnam. Thurston Clarke spoke at Politics and Prose Bookstore in Washington, D.C. 11:01 pm PT Approx. 26 min. USS Constellation, Part 2 Chris Rowsom, executive director of Historic Ships in Baltimore, toured the USS Constellation, ... Chris Rowsom, executive director of Historic Ships in Baltimore, toured the USS Constellation, located in Baltimore, Maryland’s Inner Harbor. Built in 1854, the USS Constellation is the last all-sail warship built by the U.S. Navy, and the only Civil War era ship still afloat. The Constellation was first commissioned in 1855, and was last decommissioned in 1955. This is the second of a two-part program.
8:42 pm PT Approx. 3 min. 15th Anniversary of Book TV Announcing the 15th anniversary of Book TV. Announcing the 15th anniversary of Book TV. 6:47 pm PT Approx. 11 min. Redesign of New York Times Book Review Pamela Paul, editor of the New York Times Book Review, talked about the redesign of the ... Pamela Paul, editor of the New York Times Book Review, talked about the redesign of the newspaper’s book review section, the first full redesign since 2007. 11:30 pm PT Approx. 1 hr. 22 min. Lincoln's Gettysburg Address Brandeis University Professor John Burt talked about how Abraham Lincoln’s precise use of ... Brandeis University Professor John Burt talked about how Abraham Lincoln’s precise use of language in the Gettysburg Address conveyed his ideas of what was at stake in the civil war. He spoke at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut.
8:45 pm PT Approx. 8 min. Edward Wyatt on Verizon v. Federal Communications Commission ; Edward Wyatt talked by telephone about the case before the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals that day, ... Edward Wyatt talked by telephone about the case before the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals that day, Verizon v. Federal Communications Commission. On September 9, 2013, a three-judge panel heard oral argument on whether Internet service providers must continue to treat all traffic equally. The Internet provider challenged whether the FCC had the authority to regulate Internet access services. Mr. Wyatt, who was in the courtroom that day, explained the case before the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals, what concerned the judges most during oral argument, and the possible outcome. 7:00 pm PT Approx. 58 min. After Words with Mark Tushnet ; Legal scholar Mark Tushnet talked about his book, In the Balance: Politics in the Roberts ... Legal scholar Mark Tushnet talked about his book, In the Balance: Politics in the Roberts Court, in which he explores the opening years of the Roberts Court. He argued that decisions have been determined as much by politics as law, and examined the more controversial holdings, including upholding the Affordable Care Act. Mr. Tushnet spoke with Jenna Greene, senior reporter for National Law Journal. 12:54 am PT Approx. 2 min. Freeman Hrabowski Oral History Interview, Part 2 ; Freeman Hrabowski spoke about his participation in the 1963 “Children’s ... Freeman Hrabowski spoke about his participation in the 1963 “Children’s Crusade.” President of the University of Maryland-Baltimore County since 1992, he was a twelve year-old boy living in Birmingham, Alabama, in 1963 when Martin Luther King, Jr., appealed to children to march for civil rights. This interview was part of an oral history project on the Civil Rights Movement of the mid-20th century initiated by Congress in 2009, conducted by the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, the Library of Congress, and the Southern Oral History Program at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. The interview was conducted on the campus of the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, by Joseph Mosnier of the Southern Oral History Program at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.
8:53 pm PT Approx. 1 hr. 59 min. Verizon v. Federal Communications Commission Oral Argument A three-judge panel for the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals heard oral argument on whether Internet ... A three-judge panel for the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals heard oral argument on whether Internet service providers must continue to treat all traffic equally in the case Verizon v. Federal Communications Commission. The Internet provider challenged whether the FCC had the authority to regulate Internet access services. 7:59 pm PT Approx. 1 min. Books Published in 1999 During its 15th anniversary celebration, Book TV recalls some of the books published in 1999, its ... During its 15th anniversary celebration, Book TV recalls some of the books published in 1999, its second year on the air. 1:00 am PT Approx. 59 min. Postmortem Photography and Memorializing the 19th Century ; Dr. Stanley Burns talked about the practice of 19th century post-mortem photography and the ... Dr. Stanley Burns talked about the practice of 19th century post-mortem photography and the prevalence of this mourning practice. He presented a large collection of post-mortem photos, particularly of children taken by their loved ones, which was a common practice at the time. Dr. Burns has written a book on the subject, and is president of the Burns Archive, a collection of early medical photography.
10:55 pm PT Approx. 1 hr. 16 min. Congressional Gold Medal Ceremony Honoring 1963 Birmingham Bombing Victims House and Senate leaders posthumously awarded the Congressional Gold Medal to the victims of the ... House and Senate leaders posthumously awarded the Congressional Gold Medal to the victims of the 1963 16th St. Baptist Church bombing. On September 15, 1963, shortly after the March on Washington, a bomb placed by segregationists exploded in Birmingham’s 16th Street Baptist Church claiming the lives of Addie Mae Collins, Denise McNair, Carole Robertson and Cynthia Wesley, all girls under 14 years old. The medal was presented in recognition of how their deaths became a catalyst for the Civil Rights Movement. The Congressional Gold Medal represents Congress' highest expression of national appreciation for distinguished achievements and contributions. 8:01 pm PT Approx. 44 min. Book Discussion on Rocket Girl ; George Morgan talked about his book, Rocket Girl: The Story of Mary Sherman Morgan, ... George Morgan talked about his book, Rocket Girl: The Story of Mary Sherman Morgan, America’s First Female Rocket Scientist, in which he tells the story of his mother, Mary Sherman Morgan, the first female rocket scientist in the U.S. and inventor of hydyne, the propellant that boosted America’s first satellite into orbit. The program Mary Morgan worked on was highly secret, so her family had very little idea of her accomplishments until after her death. He spoke with Ashley Stroupe of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory. 2:00 am PT Approx. 53 min. Book Discussion on Women in Vietnam: An Oral History ; Ron Steinman talked about his book Women in Vietnam: An Oral History, published by TV ... Ron Steinman talked about his book Women in Vietnam: An Oral History, published by TV Books. The book tells the story of 16 women who served as nurses, USO performers, and soldiers in the Vietnam War. Mr. Steinman went to Saigon as NBC news bureau chief in April 1966. During this event, part of the Rockville Centre Public Library Distinguished Authors Series, Mr. Steinman discussed how the service of women in Vietnam has been overshadowed by the service of men and read selections from testimonies found in the book. He also compared the service of women in Vietnam to those currently serving in Iraq. Following his remarks he answered questions from the audience.
12:15 am PT Approx. 57 min. Hillary Clinton Receives 2013 Liberty Medal Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton received the the National Constitution Center’s ... Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton received the the National Constitution Center’s 2013 Liberty Medal. In her remarks she commented on recent developments in Syria and the use of chemical weapons by the Syrian government. The medal, which honors leaders who promote liberty around the globe, was presented by former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush (R), NCC chair. 8:46 pm PT Approx. 2 min. Publishers Weekly 1999 Best-Sellers During its 15th anniversary celebration, Book TV recalls the 1999 best-sellers list by ... During its 15th anniversary celebration, Book TV recalls the 1999 best-sellers list by Publishers Weekly. 2:55 am PT Approx. 1 hr. 2 min. Mexico Border Rachel St. John talked about the history of the western U.S.-Mexico border from the mid-19th ... Rachel St. John talked about the history of the western U.S.-Mexico border from the mid-19th century to the turn of the 20th century. She spoke about the complex issues that arose out of the proposed boundary line following the end of the Mexican-American War in 1848 and the challenges in keeping the two nations apart. She also talked about the factors that contributed to the rise of immigration control along the border. This program was hosted by the Kansas City Public Library.
1:09 am PT Approx. 2 hr. 50 min. U.S. Conference of Mayors Meeting on Racial Relations Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter, New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu as well as mayors from ... Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter, New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu as well as mayors from Madison, Wisconsin and Tacoma, Washington talked about the civil rights movement and economic justice issues. The forum was moderated by Sacramento, California Mayor Kevin Johnson.

The U.S. Conference of Mayors commemorated the 50th anniversary of the bombing of the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama by holding a day-long discussion on civil rights, economic justice and tolerance on September 12, 2013.
9:00 pm PT Approx. 1 hr. 3 min. Book Discussion on The Last of the Doughboys Richard Rubin talked about his book, The Last of the Doughboys: The Forgotten Generation and ... Richard Rubin talked about his book, The Last of the Doughboys: The Forgotten Generation and Their Forgotten World War, in which he presents a collection of interviews he conducted with men who served in the American Expeditionary Forces in World War I. The conversations, which began in 2003 and included men who were between 101 and 113 years old and now all deceased, recount their respective experiences in the field of battle. Richard Rubin spoke at Longfellow Books in Portland, Maine.
1:13 am PT Approx. 3 min. 15th Anniversary of Book TV Announcing the 15th anniversary of Book TV. Announcing the 15th anniversary of Book TV. 10:04 pm PT Approx. 1 hr. 16 min. Panel Discussion on Drugs ; Dr. Carl Hart, author of High Price: A Neuroscientist’s Journey of Self-Discovery ... Dr. Carl Hart, author of High Price: A Neuroscientist’s Journey of Self-Discovery That Challenges Everything You Know About Drugs and Society; and E.R. Shipp, author of Outrage: The Story Behind the Tawana Brawley Hoax, talked about a more comprehensive approach to addressing the problem of drug abuse. "The Road to Discovery: A Conversation with E.R. Shipp and Carl Hart" was a panel at the 2013 Harlem Book Fair from the Langston Hughes Auditorium in the New York Public Library’s Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture.
1:17 am PT Approx. 11 min. National Security and Intelligence Operations Congressional leaders spoke about intelligence operations and national security issues. Among ... Congressional leaders spoke about intelligence operations and national security issues. Among the topics they addressed were the U.S. and international community response to the use of chemical weapons by Syria, cybersecurity threats from China and Iran, and the impact of automatic spending cuts on the intelligence community. They responded to questions from the audience. 11:30 pm PT Approx. 1 hr. 3 min. Book Discussion on Manson Jeff Guinn talked about his book, Manson: The Life and Times of Charles Manson, in which he ... Jeff Guinn talked about his book, Manson: The Life and Times of Charles Manson, in which he recounts the life of cult leader Charles Manson. The author interviewed members of Manson’s immediate family, childhood friends, and members of his cult, the Manson Family. In his book, he reports on how Manson was able to influence and motivate the members of the Manson Family to murder seven people on successive evenings in August 1969. Jeff Guinn spoke at Book Passage bookstore in Corte Madera, California.
1:28 am PT Approx. 4 min. Five Years After the Financial Crisis ; Rana Foroohar was interviewed by telephone about her Time magazine cover story, “How ... Rana Foroohar was interviewed by telephone about her Time magazine cover story, “How Wall Street Won: Five Years After the Crash.” 12:35 am PT Approx. 1 hr. 5 min. Book Discussion on The American Middle Class Lawrence Samuel talked about his book, The American Middle Class: A Cultural History, in ... Lawrence Samuel talked about his book, The American Middle Class: A Cultural History, in which he examines the past, current, and future state of the American middle class. In his book, the author reports that following World War II, a strong middle class emerged in the 1950s and began to erode in the succeeding decades. Lawrence Samuel spoke at the New York Public Library in New York City.
1:46 am PT Approx. 26 min. Book Discussion on Darwin's Doubt ; Stephen Meyer talked about his book, Darwin’s Doubt: The Explosive Origin of Animal Life ... Stephen Meyer talked about his book, Darwin’s Doubt: The Explosive Origin of Animal Life and the Case for Intelligent Design, in which he discusses the mystery surrounding the origins of the animals that appeared during the Cambrian Explosion over 500 million years ago. He was interviewed at FreedomFest, an annual libertarian conference held July 10-13, 2013, at Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas, Nevada.
2:12 am PT Approx. 2 min. Publishers Weekly 1999 Best-Sellers During its 15th anniversary celebration, Book TV recalls the 1999 best-sellers list by ... During its 15th anniversary celebration, Book TV recalls the 1999 best-sellers list by Publishers Weekly.
2:15 am PT Approx. 1 hr. 7 min. Book Discussion on A Dream Foreclosed ; Journalist Laura Gottesdiener talked about her book, A Dream Foreclosed: Black America and the ... Journalist Laura Gottesdiener talked about her book, A Dream Foreclosed: Black America and the Fight for a Place to Call Home, in which she looks at the impact of home foreclosures and evictions on African-American communities around the country. She spoke at Busboys and Poets in Washington, DC.
3:28 am PT Approx. 1 min. Books Published in 1999 During its 15th anniversary celebration, Book TV recalls some of the books published in 1999, its ... During its 15th anniversary celebration, Book TV recalls some of the books published in 1999, its second year on the air.
3:31 am PT Approx. 45 min. Book Discussion on Collusion Brent Bozell talked about his book Collusion: How the Media Stole the 2012 Election---and How ... Brent Bozell talked about his book Collusion: How the Media Stole the 2012 Election---and How to Stop Them from Doing It in 2016. In it he argues that the American media aided in the re-election of President Barack Obama. The author contends that the media was consistently critical of the Republican Party and its nominee Mitt Romney while negligent to do the same with President Obama. Brent Bozell spoke at the Heritage Foundation in Washington, D.C.