C-SPAN Schedule

< Saturday, November 9 >

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4:00 am PT Approx. 47 min. LIVE Open Phones John McArdle Telephone lines were open for Democratic viewers only to comment on “Are You Concerned ACA ... Telephone lines were open for Democratic viewers only to comment on “Are You Concerned ACA Will Hurt the Party?”

A video clip was shown of President Obama being interviewed November 7, 2013, for NBC News about the Affordable Care Act. A political ad from Americans for Prosperity was shown.
3:32 am PT Approx. 1 hr. 27 min. Atlantic Council on South Asia Instability Panelists talked about a recent report on stability in South Asia, as well as warming relations ... Panelists talked about a recent report on stability in South Asia, as well as warming relations with Iran and the impact on Afghanistan and other regional nations. 4:16 am PT Approx. 42 min. Environmental Protection Agency Regulations and Coal Industry Witnesses testified on the impact of Environmental Protection Agency regulations on the coal ... Witnesses testified on the impact of Environmental Protection Agency regulations on the coal industry. Coal industry advocates from Kentucky, West Virginia, Colorado and Pennsylvania criticized the regulations and said the Obama administration was creating a “war on coal.” Center for American Progress Climate Change Strategy Director Daniel Weiss and Braddock, Pennsylvania, Mayor of John Fetterman spoke in favor of addressing global climate change.
4:47 am PT Approx. 44 min. LIVE October 2013 Unemployment Danielle Kurtzleben; John McArdle Danielle Kurtzleben talked about the latest employment numbers that were released the previous ... Danielle Kurtzleben talked about the latest employment numbers that were released the previous day. The economy added 204,000 jobs in October 2013, and unemployment ticked up slightly to 7.3 percent. She responded to telephone calls and electronic communications, including telephone lines reserved for the employed, unemployed, and those who had stopped looking for work.

A video clip was shown of President Obama speaking in New Orleans November 7, 2013.
5:02 am PT Approx. 57 min. Book Discussion on Out of the Mountains David Kilcullen David Kilcullen talked about his book, Out of the Mountains: The Coming Age of the Urban ... David Kilcullen talked about his book, Out of the Mountains: The Coming Age of the Urban Guerrilla, in which he argues that wars over the next decades will largely be fought in sprawling coastal cities and in underdeveloped areas of the Middle East, Africa, Latin America, and Asia. He spoke at the Marines' Memorial Club in San Francisco. 4:59 am PT Approx. 1 hr. 5 min. Trauma Room One Reunion Two members of the Dallas emergency room team who treated President Kennedy after he was shot in ... Two members of the Dallas emergency room team who treated President Kennedy after he was shot in Dallas share their observations of his wounds.

Within six minutes of the shooting in Dealey Plaza, the presidential limousine carrying President John F. Kennedy and Governor John Connally arrived at the Emergency Room entrance to Parkland Memorial Hospital.
5:34 am PT Approx. 44 min. LIVE Health Care Rollout Louise Radnofsky; John McArdle Louise Radnofsky talked about the next issues for the Affordable Care Act, which began its rollout ... Louise Radnofsky talked about the next issues for the Affordable Care Act, which began its rollout October 1, 2013. During the past week, President Obama apologized to people whose health care plans were cancelled, and Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius and Centers for Medicare and Mediaid Services Administrator Marilyn Tavenner testified before Senate committees inquiring into the functioning of the HealthCare.gov Web site and dropped insurance plans. Ten Republican senators asked the president to fire Secretary Sebelius over the problems encountered with the rollout. A video clip of her testimony was shown. A video clip of Senator Chuck Grassley (R-IA) being interviewed November 7, 2013, for “Newsmakers” was shown. Ms. Radnofsky responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. 6:00 am PT Approx. 2 hr. 59 min. In Depth with Kitty Kelley Kitty Kelley; Peter Slen Kitty Kelley talked about her life and career. 

Ms. Kelley is the author of ...
Kitty Kelley talked about her life and career. 

Ms. Kelley is the author of nine non-fiction books: Jackie Oh!, Elizabeth Taylor: The Last Star, His Way: The Unauthorized Biography of Frank Sinatra, Nancy Reagan: The Unauthorized Biography, The Royals, The Family: The Real Story of the Bush Dynasty, Oprah: A Biography, Capturing Camelot: Stanley Tretick’s Images of the Kennedys, and Let Freedom Ring: Stanley Tretick’s Iconic Images of the March on Washington.
6:05 am PT Approx. 1 hr. 23 min. Proclamation of 1763 Panelists talked about Great Britain’s Proclamation of 1763, which forbade colonists from ... Panelists talked about Great Britain’s Proclamation of 1763, which forbade colonists from taking Native American lands, and worsened the relationship between the Colonies and Britain.

Part of the Treaty of Paris that ended the Seven Years War, Britain’s Proclamation of 1763 forbade American colonists from moving west of the Appalachian Mountains. To the British, the proclamation was a way to prevent the Colonists and Native Americans from starting another costly war. However, many colonists viewed the proclamation as an attempt by the British to keep the colonies from becoming too independent.
6:21 am PT Approx. 37 min. LIVE U.N. Disabilities Treaty Eric Buehlmann Eric Buehlmann talked about the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, a treaty ... Eric Buehlmann talked about the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, a treaty which aims to establish minimum international standards for people with disabilities. The Senate Committee on Foreign Relations held a hearing earlier in the week on ratifying the treaty. He responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. 9:02 am PT Approx. 46 min. Book Discussion on Roosevelt's Second Act Richard Moe Richard Moe, former senior advisor to President Jimmy Carter and chief of staff to Vice President ... Richard Moe, former senior advisor to President Jimmy Carter and chief of staff to Vice President Walter Mondale, talked about his book, Roosevelt’s Second Act: The Election of 1940 and the Politics of War, in which he recounts President Franklin Roosevelt’s decision to seek an unprecedented third-term in office. In his book, the author reports that Roosevelt was inspired to run again following the start of World War II and his fear of a roll-back of the New Deal legislation. Richard Moe speaks at Politics and Prose Bookstore in Washington, D.C. 7:29 am PT Approx. 1 hr. 29 min. Lynette "Squeaky" Fromme Trial Panelists talked about the life and trial of Lynette “Squeaky” Fromme, who attempted ... Panelists talked about the life and trial of Lynette “Squeaky” Fromme, who attempted to assassinate President Ford in 1975 in Sacramento, California. The Eastern District of California Historical Society hosted the event
7:00 am PT Approx. 2 hr. 39 min. Disabilities Rights and International Law Witnesses testified on the Disability Treaty, a law that, if ratified, would extend Americans' ... Witnesses testified on the Disability Treaty, a law that, if ratified, would extend Americans' disability rights to disabled people in foreign countries. 9:50 am PT Approx. 51 min. Book Discussion on Men We Reaped Jesmyn Ward Jesmyn Ward talked about her book, Men We Reaped, a memoir about growing up poor in ... Jesmyn Ward talked about her book, Men We Reaped, a memoir about growing up poor in Mississippi and the deaths of five men from her hometown that she was close to, including her younger brother. She talked about the circumstances of their deaths and the role that race, poverty, and a lack of opportunity played in their early demise. Ms. Ward spoke at Square Books in Oxford, Mississippi. 9:00 am PT Approx. 1 hr. 26 min. Book Discussion on Team Spirits: Native American Mascots Controversy Suzan Harjo; Ann Haugo; Charles Springwood Co-editor Springwood talked about his book, Team Spirits: The Native American Mascots ... Co-editor Springwood talked about his book, Team Spirits: The Native American Mascots Controversy, published by University of Nebraska Press. The book is about the controversy surrounding professional sports teams' decision to use Native American mascots. Many Native American groups don’t like such mascots because they view them as disrespectful representations of aspects of their culture. Mr. Springwood talked about such teams as the Atlanta Braves, Cleveland Indians, Kansas City Chiefs, and the Washington Redskins. Mr. Springwood was joined on stage by Ms. Harjo, a Native American activist and contributor to Team Spirits. She described her first-hand experience of confronting these mascots on a daily basis, as well as her current legal battle with the National Football League over the Washington Redskins mascot. After the presentation, the two speakers answered questions from members of the audience.
9:45 am PT Approx. 37 min. National Security Challenges Chuck Hagel; William Lynn Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel gave the keynote address at the Center for Strategic and ... Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel gave the keynote address at the Center for Strategic and International Studies' fourth annual Global Security Forum. He talked about the use of drones and the new force posture in Asia.  10:43 am PT Approx. 2 min. IndieBound Bestsellers The IndieBound list of bestselling nonfiction books as of October 31, 2013 was shown. The IndieBound list of bestselling nonfiction books as of October 31, 2013 was shown. 10:28 am PT Approx. 1 hr. 31 min. Legacy of Emancipation David Blight David Blight talked about the policy decisions and political struggles that led to the ... David Blight talked about the policy decisions and political struggles that led to the emancipation of slaves during the Civil War. He spoke about the political maneuvering that occurred during the Civil War, and the motivations behind Abraham Lincoln’s decision to issue the Emancipation Proclamation. He also recounted the reactions to the Proclamation, from northern abolitionists, to southern slave holders, to the slaves themselves. The German Historical Institute in Washington, DC hosted this event as part of a lecture series on how societies around the world abolished slavery.
10:24 am PT Approx. 2 hr. 28 min. Sequestration and National Defense Army, Air Force, Marine, and Navy chiefs testified on the impact of sequestration budget cuts to ... Army, Air Force, Marine, and Navy chiefs testified on the impact of sequestration budget cuts to national defense programs. They warned the cuts would compromise the military’s ability to defend the country and could cause higher casualties. 10:45 am PT Approx. 31 min. Book Discussion on Willard Garvey: An Epic Life Maura McEnaney Maura McEnaney talked about her book, Willard Garvey: An Epic Life, in which she recounts ... Maura McEnaney talked about her book, Willard Garvey: An Epic Life, in which she recounts the life of the late entrepreneur Willard Garvey, who financed housing projects throughout the world and championed privatization and a limited government. Ms. McEnaney spoke at the Botanica Gardens in Wichita, Kansas. 12:00 pm PT Approx. 29 min. Birmingham Civil Rights Institute Ahmad Ward Ahmad Ward, Education and Exhibitions Director at the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute, toured ... Ahmad Ward, Education and Exhibitions Director at the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute, toured the institute and talked about civil rights history. He spoke about such exhibits as the bars and door from the jail cell in Birmingham where in 1963 Martin Luther King Jr. wrote his noted “Letter From Birmingham Jail,” and the “tank” used by the Birmingham Police Department to suppress civil rights demonstrators in the 1960s.
12:54 pm PT Approx. 3 min. Weekly Presidential Address Barack Obama President Obama delivered his weekly address, commemorating Veterans' Day weekend. He urged ... President Obama delivered his weekly address, commemorating Veterans' Day weekend. He urged Congress to pass the Veterans Jobs Corps in order to help ensure employment for veterans. 11:16 am PT Approx. 33 min. Book Discussion on Flames and Smoke Visible D. Lliteras D.S. Lliteras talked about his book, Flames and Smoke Visible, in which he discusses the ... D.S. Lliteras talked about his book, Flames and Smoke Visible, in which he discusses the hazards of being a firefighter and shares his experiences on the job. He spoke at the Norfolk Fire Department Fire Station Number 1 in Norfolk, Virginia. 12:30 pm PT Approx. 1 hr. 20 min. Kennedy Vietnam Tapes Douglas Blackmon; Marc Selverstone Marc Selverstone talked about President Kennedy’s views on America’s involvement in ... Marc Selverstone talked about President Kennedy’s views on America’s involvement in Vietnam. 260 hours of President Kennedy’s recorded oval office conversations have been released. 25 of the tapes are conversations related to the situation in Vietnam
12:57 pm PT Approx. 4 min. Weekly Republican Address Todd Young Representative Todd Young (R-IN) delivered the weekly Republican address. He talked about ... Representative Todd Young (R-IN) delivered the weekly Republican address. He talked about frustrations with the implementation of the Affordable Care Act and shared stories from constituents who had had their health insurance canceled or their premiums increased as a result of the new health care law. 11:51 am PT Approx. 1 hr. 17 min. Book Discussion on Harlem Nocturne Farah Griffin; Sharifa Rhodes-Pitts Farah Griffin, African-American studies professor at Columbia University, talked about her book, ... Farah Griffin, African-American studies professor at Columbia University, talked about her book, Harlem Nocturne: Women Artists & Progressive Politics During World War II, in which she examines Harlem, New York in the early 1940s and the progressive politics that marked the era, which, according to the author, set the groundwork for the Civil Rights movement. In her book, Ms. Griffin especially focuses on the efforts of three African-American artists, Ann Petry, Pearl Primus, and Mary Lou Williams, whose work challenged the social and political status quo of the time. Farah Griffin spoke with author and historian Sharifa Rhodes-Pitts at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture in New York City. 1:55 pm PT Approx. 1 hr. 2 min. Book Discussion on To Marry an English Lord Carol Wallace Carol Wallace talked about late 19th and early 20th century American heiresses who married English ... Carol Wallace talked about late 19th and early 20th century American heiresses who married English Lords to improve their own social status. She is the co-author of the book To Marry an English Lord, which was used as a reference for the BBC television show, “Downton Abbey.”
1:02 pm PT Approx. 4 min. Humberto Sanchez on Congressional Agenda Humberto Sanchez Humberto Sanchez was interviewed by Skype about the congressional agenda. He talked about the ... Humberto Sanchez was interviewed by Skype about the congressional agenda. He talked about the issues facing the budget conferees. 1:10 pm PT Approx. 1 min. New Books Being Published A list of books being released the week of November 11, 2013 was shown. A list of books being released the week of November 11, 2013 was shown. 2:58 pm PT Approx. 58 min. Hood's Texas Brigade in 1863 Susannah Ural History professor Susannah Ural talked about Confederate General John Bell Hood’s Texas ... History professor Susannah Ural talked about Confederate General John Bell Hood’s Texas Brigade in 1863. She tracks the unit’s progression, and uses examples from the soldiers' own words to convey their thoughts around the mid-point of the war. Pamplin Historical Park in Petersburg, Virginia hosted this event as part of their annual Civil War Symposium.
1:09 pm PT Approx. 38 min. Renewable Energy Politics and Policy Ben Geman; Nick Juliano; Greta Brawner Ben Geman and Nick Juliano talked about renewable energy, including types and market share in ... Ben Geman and Nick Juliano talked about renewable energy, including types and market share in relation to fossil fuels, and the policy and political forces shaping the industry. They also responded to telephone calls and electronic communications.

C-SPAN Radio’s Bobbi Jackson read news headlines at the end of the program.
1:15 pm PT Approx. 58 min. Book Discussion on Shooting Straight Barbara Cochran; Piers Morgan CNN host Piers Morgan talked about his book, Shooting Straight, in which he discusses his ... CNN host Piers Morgan talked about his book, Shooting Straight, in which he discusses his career in journalism and provides his views on topics such as gun control, gay marriage, and religion. Mr. Morgan spoke at the National Press Club in Washington, DC. 3:57 pm PT Approx. 1 hr. 2 min. Abusing Lincoln's Legacy Panelists talked about the use, and abuse, of Lincoln’s legacy in today’s ... Panelists talked about the use, and abuse, of Lincoln’s legacy in today’s Washington. This event was co-sponsored by Ford’s Theatre and was part of the “Understanding Lincoln” online course offered by the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History and the House Divided Project at Dickinson College.
1:47 pm PT Approx. 33 min. Energy and Environmental Policy Greta Brawner; Michael Brune Michael Brune talked about the Sierra Club’s expectations for Obama administration energy ... Michael Brune talked about the Sierra Club’s expectations for Obama administration energy and environmental policy, and responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. He focused on renewable energy, climate change policy, and the Keystone XL pipeline. 

C-SPAN Radio’s Bobbi Jackson read news headlines at the end of the program.
2:14 pm PT Approx. 39 min. Book Discussion on The American Boomerang Nick Adams Nick Adams talked about his book, The American Boomerang, in which he argues that the U.S. ... Nick Adams talked about his book, The American Boomerang, in which he argues that the U.S. will continue to dominate both economically and militarily through the next century. He says that Americans have a boomerang spirit that will overcome all the doom and gloom being expressed about the country today. Mr. Adams spoke at Wetumpka Civic Center in Alabama at an event hosted by the Wetumpka Tea Party. 5:01 pm PT Approx. 1 hr. 3 min. African Americans in the 1920s David Canton Connecticut College professor David Canton talked about the lives of African Americans in the ... Connecticut College professor David Canton talked about the lives of African Americans in the 1920s. His lecture focused on the leaders, publications, and events that made up a turbulent era for race relations in America. Professor Canton spoke about African American leaders such as A. Philip Randolph, Marcus Garvey and W. E. B. Du Bois, and discussed major events, including the Great Migration, the re-birth of the Ku Klux Klan, and the 1921 Tulsa, Oklahoma race riots.
2:22 pm PT Approx. 26 min. Solar Energy Greta Brawner; Joseph Desmond Joseph Desmond talked about a project his company’s jointly-owned Ivanpah project, which was ... Joseph Desmond talked about a project his company’s jointly-owned Ivanpah project, which was set to be the world’s largest solar project when completed. Other topics included federal support that went into Ivanpah and the state of the U.S. solar energy industry. He also responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. 3:00 pm PT Approx. 57 min. The Informant: A True Story: Part 2 Kurt Eichenwald; Brian Lamb Kurt Eichenwald continued to talk about his book The Informant: A True Story, published by ... Kurt Eichenwald continued to talk about his book The Informant: A True Story, published by Broadway Books. The book is about a six-year FBI investigation of an international price-fixing conspiracy by Archer Daniels Midland that focuses on the key informant, Mark Whitacre. Mr. Eichenwald talked about the complications to this mid-1990s scandal when the government discovered that its source, a senior executive at the firm, was involved in his own illegal activity. 

This is the second part in a two-part program.
6:06 pm PT Approx. 52 min. Book Discussion on Mapp v. Ohio Carolyn Long Professor Carolyn Long talked about her book, Mapp v. Ohio: Guarding Against Unreasonable ... Professor Carolyn Long talked about her book, Mapp v. Ohio: Guarding Against Unreasonable Searches and Seizures, in which she discusses the Supreme Court decision Mapp v. Ohio, in which the Supreme Court expanded Fourth Amendment rights regarding unreasonable searches and seizures.
2:49 pm PT Approx. 28 min. Wind Energy Greta Brawner; Elizabeth Salerno Elizabeth Salerno talked about a report from her American Wind Energy Association group that ... Elizabeth Salerno talked about a report from her American Wind Energy Association group that suggested the wind industry experienced a “painful slowdown” in early 2013. She explained federal tax policy uncertainty that her group blamed for the slowdown and responded to arguments from groups who wanted to end federal tax subsidies for wind. She also responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. 3:58 pm PT Approx. 1 min. 2008 Book Awards A list of award-winning books from the year 2008 was shown. A list of award-winning books from the year 2008 was shown. 7:00 pm PT Approx. 57 min. Hood's Texas Brigade in 1863 Susannah Ural History professor Susannah Ural talked about Confederate General John Bell Hood’s Texas ... History professor Susannah Ural talked about Confederate General John Bell Hood’s Texas Brigade in 1863. She tracks the unit’s progression, and uses examples from the soldiers' own words to convey their thoughts around the mid-point of the war. Pamplin Historical Park in Petersburg, Virginia hosted this event as part of their annual Civil War Symposium.
3:19 pm PT Approx. 3 min. Weekly Presidential Address Barack Obama President Obama delivered his weekly address, commemorating Veterans' Day weekend. He urged ... President Obama delivered his weekly address, commemorating Veterans' Day weekend. He urged Congress to pass the Veterans Jobs Corps in order to help ensure employment for veterans. 4:00 pm PT Approx. 59 min. Book Discussion on Latino Americans Eric Farnsworth; Ray Suarez Ray Suarez talked about his book, Latino Americans: The 500-Year Legacy That Shaped a ... Ray Suarez talked about his book, Latino Americans: The 500-Year Legacy That Shaped a Nation, in which he discusses the history of Latinos in America going back 500 years. The book is a companion volume to a PBS documentary series. Mr. Suarez spoke at an event hosted by the Council of the Americas. 7:59 pm PT Approx. 1 hr. 1 min. Abusing Lincoln's Legacy Panelists talked about the use, and abuse, of Lincoln’s legacy in today’s ... Panelists talked about the use, and abuse, of Lincoln’s legacy in today’s Washington. This event was co-sponsored by Ford’s Theatre and was part of the “Understanding Lincoln” online course offered by the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History and the House Divided Project at Dickinson College.
3:23 pm PT Approx. 4 min. Weekly Republican Address Todd Young Representative Todd Young (R-IN) delivered the weekly Republican address. He talked about ... Representative Todd Young (R-IN) delivered the weekly Republican address. He talked about frustrations with the implementation of the Affordable Care Act and shared stories from constituents who had had their health insurance canceled or their premiums increased as a result of the new health care law. 5:00 pm PT Approx. 1 hr. 12 min. Book Discussion on Never Trust a Liberal Over 3-Especially a Republican Ann Coulter Ann Coulter talked about her book, Never Trust a Liberal Over 3-Especially a Republican, a ... Ann Coulter talked about her book, Never Trust a Liberal Over 3-Especially a Republican, a collection of essays on politics, culture, and the media. She spoke at the Richard Nixon Presidential Library in Yorba Linda, California. 9:01 pm PT Approx. 1 hr. 3 min. African Americans in the 1920s David Canton Connecticut College professor David Canton talked about the lives of African Americans in the ... Connecticut College professor David Canton talked about the lives of African Americans in the 1920s. His lecture focused on the leaders, publications, and events that made up a turbulent era for race relations in America. Professor Canton spoke about African American leaders such as A. Philip Randolph, Marcus Garvey and W. E. B. Du Bois, and discussed major events, including the Great Migration, the re-birth of the Ku Klux Klan, and the 1921 Tulsa, Oklahoma race riots.
3:30 pm PT Approx. 28 min. Federal Communications Commission Agenda Sam Gustin; Peter Slen Sam Gustin talked by remote video from New York City about his recent Time magazine article ... Sam Gustin talked by remote video from New York City about his recent Time magazine article on the challenges facing Tom Wheeler, the new Democratic chair of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). Video clips were shown of his Senate confirmation hearing. He also talked about Michael O’Rielly, the newest Republican FCC commissioner. Other topics included the importance of the upcoming spectrum auction, net neutrality, and the commission’s role in campaign financing and the IP transition from copper wires to new technologies. 6:12 pm PT Approx. 23 min. Book Party for Never Trust a Liberal Over 3-Especially a Republican Ann Coulter Book TV attended a book party for author Ann Coulter and her book, Never Trust a Liberal Over ... Book TV attended a book party for author Ann Coulter and her book, Never Trust a Liberal Over 3-Especially a Republican, held at the offices of the The Daily Caller in Washington, D.C. Ms. Coulter signed copies of her latest book and spoke with attendees. 10:05 pm PT Approx. 52 min. Book Discussion on Mapp v. Ohio Carolyn Long Professor Carolyn Long talked about her book, Mapp v. Ohio: Guarding Against Unreasonable ... Professor Carolyn Long talked about her book, Mapp v. Ohio: Guarding Against Unreasonable Searches and Seizures, in which she discusses the Supreme Court decision Mapp v. Ohio, in which the Supreme Court expanded Fourth Amendment rights regarding unreasonable searches and seizures.
3:59 pm PT Approx. 1 hr. 32 min. First Lady Mamie Eisenhower Marilyn Holt and Edith Mayo talked about the life and influence of first lady Mamie Eisenhower and ... Marilyn Holt and Edith Mayo talked about the life and influence of first lady Mamie Eisenhower and responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. Topics included the perception of Mamie Eisenhower as an icon of the 1950s woman. She held only one press conference as first lady but was an active campaigner. She was popular even before the presidency and was on best-dressed lists as a general’s wife. She managed their domestic life and the White House, including a record number of state visits. Live video was shown of Alyce Evans giving Peter Slen a tour of the Eisenhower’s only home at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. In video clips, William Snyder displayed artifacts at the Eisenhower Presidential Library and Museum in Abilene, Kansas. 

Film and television clips were shown, including from a 1956 CBS special, a 1979 ABC News “20/20” interview with Barbara Walters, and a 1956 campaign ad.

This was the 25th episode in the C-SPAN series “First Ladies: Influence and Image.”
6:47 pm PT Approx. 1 min. New Books Being Published A list of books being released the week of November 11, 2013 was shown. A list of books being released the week of November 11, 2013 was shown. 11:00 pm PT Approx. 29 min. Birmingham Civil Rights Institute Ahmad Ward Ahmad Ward, Education and Exhibitions Director at the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute, toured ... Ahmad Ward, Education and Exhibitions Director at the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute, toured the institute and talked about civil rights history. He spoke about such exhibits as the bars and door from the jail cell in Birmingham where in 1963 Martin Luther King Jr. wrote his noted “Letter From Birmingham Jail,” and the “tank” used by the Birmingham Police Department to suppress civil rights demonstrators in the 1960s.
5:34 pm PT Approx. 55 min. Children's Education and Stress Goldie Hawn; Angela Keane Goldie Hawn talked about the impact of various stresses on how children learn, and the research ... Goldie Hawn talked about the impact of various stresses on how children learn, and the research done by her MindUP Foundation. The foundation was created to develop children’s social and emotional skills by improving their focus and the classroom environment. She told stories from her own childhood and challenges in school, comparing her own experiences with the challenges and fears that contemporary children face. After her speech, she answered written questions from audience members. 6:48 pm PT Approx. 9 min. Interview with Jeff Chu Jeff Chu Jeff Chu talked about his memoir, Does Jesus Really Love Me?: A Gay Christian’s ... Jeff Chu talked about his memoir, Does Jesus Really Love Me?: A Gay Christian’s Pilgrimage in Search of God in America. He was interviewed at the 2013 National Book Festival, held by the Library of Congress on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. 11:30 pm PT Approx. 1 hr. 20 min. Kennedy Vietnam Tapes Douglas Blackmon; Marc Selverstone Marc Selverstone talked about President Kennedy’s views on America’s involvement in ... Marc Selverstone talked about President Kennedy’s views on America’s involvement in Vietnam. 260 hours of President Kennedy’s recorded oval office conversations have been released. 25 of the tapes are conversations related to the situation in Vietnam
6:30 pm PT Approx. 2 min. Newsmakers with Senator Charles Grassley Senator Charles Grassley (R-IA) talked about some of the main issues in Congress. They ... Senator Charles Grassley (R-IA) talked about some of the main issues in Congress. They included the Farm Bill and Congress’s questioning of the Affordable Care Act and of National Security Agency (NSA) surveillance practices. He talked about challenges facing the Budget Conference Committee that had a December 13, 2013, deadline to produce a budget to be sent to both houses as part of the deal to end a federal government shutdown and avoid default. He also talked about Republican politics after the elections that Tuesday. After the interview, the reporters discussed his responses with the host. 7:01 pm PT Approx. 58 min. After Words with Husain Haqqani Lisa Curtis; Husain Haqqani Ambassador Husain Haqqani, who has often been at the center of the diplomatic struggles between ... Ambassador Husain Haqqani, who has often been at the center of the diplomatic struggles between the U.S. and Pakistan, talked about his book, Magnificent Delusions: Pakistan, the United States, and an Epic History of Misunderstanding, in which he shares his insight on the relationship between two allies who he says view each other with mutual distrust and incomprehension. He spoke with Lisa Curtis, previously in charge of South Asian affairs for former Chair of the the Senate Foreign Relations Committee Richard Lugar and current senior fellow at the Heritage Foundation’s Asian Studies Center. 12:56 am PT Approx. 1 hr. 2 min. Book Discussion on To Marry an English Lord Carol Wallace Carol Wallace talked about late 19th and early 20th century American heiresses who married English ... Carol Wallace talked about late 19th and early 20th century American heiresses who married English Lords to improve their own social status. She is the co-author of the book To Marry an English Lord, which was used as a reference for the BBC television show, “Downton Abbey.”
6:34 pm PT Approx. 58 min. Political Response to 2008 Financial Crisis A panel discussion was held analyzing the political response to the 2008 economic crisis and the ... A panel discussion was held analyzing the political response to the 2008 economic crisis and the Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP), the $700 billion program intended to stabilize the financial markets. Among the speakers was former House Financial Services Committee Chair Barney Frank, who said the TARP program stands as the most highly successful but wildly unpopular thing the government has ever done. Andrew Ross Sorkin moderated.

“The Politics of the Crisis Response” was part of “Five Years Later: A Financial Crisis Symposium” held at Venue SIX10 at the Spertus Institute, by the University of Chicago’s The Institute of Politics and the Paulson Institute.
7:59 pm PT Approx. 2 min. 2008 Books Published A list of books published in 2008 was shown. A list of books published in 2008 was shown. 2:00 am PT Approx. 1 hr. 26 min. Book Discussion on Team Spirits: Native American Mascots Controversy Suzan Harjo; Ann Haugo; Charles Springwood Co-editor Springwood talked about his book, Team Spirits: The Native American Mascots ... Co-editor Springwood talked about his book, Team Spirits: The Native American Mascots Controversy, published by University of Nebraska Press. The book is about the controversy surrounding professional sports teams' decision to use Native American mascots. Many Native American groups don’t like such mascots because they view them as disrespectful representations of aspects of their culture. Mr. Springwood talked about such teams as the Atlanta Braves, Cleveland Indians, Kansas City Chiefs, and the Washington Redskins. Mr. Springwood was joined on stage by Ms. Harjo, a Native American activist and contributor to Team Spirits. She described her first-hand experience of confronting these mascots on a daily basis, as well as her current legal battle with the National Football League over the Washington Redskins mascot. After the presentation, the two speakers answered questions from members of the audience.
7:35 pm PT Approx. 45 min. Future of Hospitals Panelists talked about some of the challenges facing hospitals. Panelists talked about some of the challenges facing hospitals. 8:03 pm PT Approx. 1 hr. 12 min. Book Discussion on David and Goliath Malcolm Gladwell; Aaron Maass Malcolm Gladwell talked about his book, David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits, and the Art of ... Malcolm Gladwell talked about his book, David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits, and the Art of Battling Giants, in which he discusses the power of underdogs and why they often succeed. In his book, he applies his findings to the conflict in Ireland, the U.S. Civil Rights Movement, and other events in history. Mr. Gladwell spoke at the Free Library of Philadelphia. 3:28 am PT Approx. 1 hr. 31 min. Legacy of Emancipation David Blight David Blight talked about the policy decisions and political struggles that led to the ... David Blight talked about the policy decisions and political struggles that led to the emancipation of slaves during the Civil War. He spoke about the political maneuvering that occurred during the Civil War, and the motivations behind Abraham Lincoln’s decision to issue the Emancipation Proclamation. He also recounted the reactions to the Proclamation, from northern abolitionists, to southern slave holders, to the slaves themselves. The German Historical Institute in Washington, DC hosted this event as part of a lecture series on how societies around the world abolished slavery.
8:22 pm PT Approx. 3 min. Weekly Presidential Address Barack Obama President Obama delivered his weekly address, commemorating Veterans' Day weekend. He urged ... President Obama delivered his weekly address, commemorating Veterans' Day weekend. He urged Congress to pass the Veterans Jobs Corps in order to help ensure employment for veterans. 9:16 pm PT Approx. 47 min. Book Discussion on Finding the Dragon Lady Monique Demery; Andrew Lam Monique Demery talked about her book, Finding the Dragon Lady: The Mystery of Vietnam’s ... Monique Demery talked about her book, Finding the Dragon Lady: The Mystery of Vietnam’s Madame Nhu, in which she recounts the 1963 coup in South Vietnam that led to the execution of President Ngo Dinh Diem and the exile of de facto first lady Madame Nhu. Monique Demery spoke with author and journalist Andrew Lam at the Mechanics' Institute in San Francisco.
8:25 pm PT Approx. 4 min. Weekly Republican Address Todd Young Representative Todd Young (R-IN) delivered the weekly Republican address. He talked about ... Representative Todd Young (R-IN) delivered the weekly Republican address. He talked about frustrations with the implementation of the Affordable Care Act and shared stories from constituents who had had their health insurance canceled or their premiums increased as a result of the new health care law. 10:04 pm PT Approx. 2 min. 2008 New York Times Best Books A list of the New York Times bestselling books from the year 2008 was shown. A list of the New York Times bestselling books from the year 2008 was shown.
8:31 pm PT Approx. 4 min. Humberto Sanchez on Congressional Agenda Humberto Sanchez Humberto Sanchez was interviewed by Skype about the congressional agenda. He talked about the ... Humberto Sanchez was interviewed by Skype about the congressional agenda. He talked about the issues facing the budget conferees. 10:15 pm PT Approx. 1 hr. 8 min. Book Discussion on The Smartest Kids in the World Amanda Ripley talked about her book, The Smartest Kids in the World: And How They Got That ... Amanda Ripley talked about her book, The Smartest Kids in the World: And How They Got That Way, in which she profiles three American students who moved to three different countries, Finland, South Korea, and Poland, where education is taken very seriously. In these countries, says Ripley, almost every child is smart and ready to become productive members of the modern economy, a reality that did not exist in any of the three countries only a few decades ago. She spoke at New America New York City.
8:36 pm PT Approx. 55 min. Children's Education and Stress Goldie Hawn; Angela Keane Goldie Hawn talked about the impact of various stresses on how children learn, and the research ... Goldie Hawn talked about the impact of various stresses on how children learn, and the research done by her MindUP Foundation. The foundation was created to develop children’s social and emotional skills by improving their focus and the classroom environment. She told stories from her own childhood and challenges in school, comparing her own experiences with the challenges and fears that contemporary children face. After her speech, she answered written questions from audience members. 11:23 pm PT Approx. 2 min. IndieBound Bestsellers The IndieBound list of bestselling nonfiction books as of October 31, 2013 was shown. The IndieBound list of bestselling nonfiction books as of October 31, 2013 was shown.
9:34 pm PT Approx. 58 min. Political Response to 2008 Financial Crisis A panel discussion was held analyzing the political response to the 2008 economic crisis and the ... A panel discussion was held analyzing the political response to the 2008 economic crisis and the Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP), the $700 billion program intended to stabilize the financial markets. Among the speakers was former House Financial Services Committee Chair Barney Frank, who said the TARP program stands as the most highly successful but wildly unpopular thing the government has ever done. Andrew Ross Sorkin moderated.

“The Politics of the Crisis Response” was part of “Five Years Later: A Financial Crisis Symposium” held at Venue SIX10 at the Spertus Institute, by the University of Chicago’s The Institute of Politics and the Paulson Institute.
11:31 pm PT Approx. 33 min. Book Discussion on Flames and Smoke Visible D. Lliteras D.S. Lliteras talked about his book, Flames and Smoke Visible, in which he discusses the ... D.S. Lliteras talked about his book, Flames and Smoke Visible, in which he discusses the hazards of being a firefighter and shares his experiences on the job. He spoke at the Norfolk Fire Department Fire Station Number 1 in Norfolk, Virginia.
10:34 pm PT Approx. 45 min. Future of Hospitals Panelists talked about some of the challenges facing hospitals. Panelists talked about some of the challenges facing hospitals. 12:06 am PT Approx. 52 min. Book Discussion on Coup Keel Hunt; Gail Kerr Keel Hunt talked about his book, Coup: The Day the Democrats Ousted Their Governor, Put Lamar ... Keel Hunt talked about his book, Coup: The Day the Democrats Ousted Their Governor, Put Lamar Alexander in Office Early, and Stopped a Pardon Scandal, in which he recounts the removal of Tennessee Governor Ray Blanton from office in 1979. He spoke at the 2013 Southern Festival of Books, held on October 11-13, 2013 in Nashville, Tennessee. The festival was sponsored by Humanities Tennessee.
11:21 pm PT Approx. 3 min. Weekly Presidential Address Barack Obama President Obama delivered his weekly address, commemorating Veterans' Day weekend. He urged ... President Obama delivered his weekly address, commemorating Veterans' Day weekend. He urged Congress to pass the Veterans Jobs Corps in order to help ensure employment for veterans. 12:59 am PT Approx. 2 min. 2008 Books Published A list of books published in 2008 was shown. A list of books published in 2008 was shown.
11:25 pm PT Approx. 4 min. Weekly Republican Address Todd Young Representative Todd Young (R-IN) delivered the weekly Republican address. He talked about ... Representative Todd Young (R-IN) delivered the weekly Republican address. He talked about frustrations with the implementation of the Affordable Care Act and shared stories from constituents who had had their health insurance canceled or their premiums increased as a result of the new health care law. 1:01 am PT Approx. 1 hr. 1 min. Book Discussion on Looking for Palestine Najla Said Najla Said talked about her book, Looking for Palestine: Growing Up Confused in an ... Najla Said talked about her book, Looking for Palestine: Growing Up Confused in an Arab-American Family, in which she discusses her father, the internationally known scholar Edward Said (1935-2003), and her experiences growing up in New York City as the daughter of Arab-American parents. She delivered the 2013 Edward Said Memorial Lecture, hosted by The Palestine Center in Washington, D.C.
11:30 pm PT Approx. 4 min. Humberto Sanchez on Congressional Agenda Humberto Sanchez Humberto Sanchez was interviewed by Skype about the congressional agenda. He talked about the ... Humberto Sanchez was interviewed by Skype about the congressional agenda. He talked about the issues facing the budget conferees. 2:03 am PT Approx. 57 min. Book Discussion on The Great Dissent Thomas Healy; Wendell Pritchett Thomas Healy, former Supreme Court correspondent for The Baltimore Sun, talked about his ... Thomas Healy, former Supreme Court correspondent for The Baltimore Sun, talked about his book, The Great Dissent: How Oliver Wendell Holmes Changed His Mind - and Changed the History of Free Speech in America, in which he examines the limited interpretation of the First Amendment during the beginning of the 20th century, and its transformation due to Supreme Court justice Oliver Wendell Holmes' opinion in the 1919 case, Abrams v. United States. The author reported that First Amendment rights were often stifled prior to Holmes' opinion, and the Justice himself was once a skeptic of the right to speak freely. Thomas Healy spoke with Wendell Pritchett, chancellor of Rutgers University-Camden, at the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia.
11:35 pm PT Approx. 1 hr. 13 min. Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board, First Afternoon Hearing The first afternoon session of Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board public hearing on ... The first afternoon session of Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board public hearing on possible changes to the National Security Agency’s (NSA) data collection programs addressed the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISC). FISCA is the U.S. federal court that oversees intelligence community classified activities, and was established under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act of 1978 (FISA). The witnesses were a former FISA court judge and two lawyers who have appeared before the court. Judge Carr suggested introducing another advocate to the process, one to protect the rights of the people. He also talked about having FISA Court decisions appealed to assure the judge made the right decision. James Baker, however, argued that adding more people to the process would risk more leaks. 3:01 am PT Approx. 45 min. Panel Discussion on the State of the Union Glenn Frankel; Erica Grieder; George Packer George Packer, author of the book, The Unwinding: An Inner History of the New America, and ... George Packer, author of the book, The Unwinding: An Inner History of the New America, and Erica Grieder, author of Big, Hot, Cheap, and Right: What America Can Learn from the Strange Genius of Texas, talked about the state of the union. "Where We Went Wrong" was a discussion held at the 2013 Texas Book Festival, held on October 26-27 in Austin, Texas.
12:48 am PT Approx. 1 hr. 28 min. Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board, Second Afternoon Hearing The Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board held a public hearing on possible changes to the ... The Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board held a public hearing on possible changes to the National Security Agency’s (NSA) data collection programs. In the second afternoon meeting, a former member of Congress, three academics, and a legal expert talked about congressional oversight of the programs and reacted to the first two panels, which dealt with the NSA’s collection of phone and Internet records and the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISC). 3:47 am PT Approx. 46 min. Book Discussion on The Idealist Gene Epstein; Nina Munk Nina Munk talked about her book, The Idealist: Jeffrey Sachs and the Quest to End Poverty, ... Nina Munk talked about her book, The Idealist: Jeffrey Sachs and the Quest to End Poverty, in which she chronicles the promise and eventual failure of Jeffrey Sachs' Millennium Village Project that had the end goal of eradicating poverty around the world. She spent 6 years following Jeffrey Sachs and his project team in Africa. During this event, hosted by the Reason Foundation, Ms. Munk spoke with Gene Epstein of Barron’s Financial Weekly.
2:18 am PT Approx. 4 min. Health Insurance Exchanges Secretary Kathleen Sebelius updated the committee on the status of fixing the ongoing difficulties ... Secretary Kathleen Sebelius updated the committee on the status of fixing the ongoing difficulties with the Affordable Care Act’s HealthCare.gov insurance exchanges. She said many improvements had been made, but much more work still needed to be done. In responding to a question as to why she did not decide to shut down the site until all issues were resolved, she that accord to experts' analysis, doing so would not help. She stressed that the site was fixable and not fatally flawed.
2:25 am PT Approx. 1 hr. 32 min. Wildfire Risks The deputy chief of the U.S. Forest Service, local officials, and business leaders testified on ... The deputy chief of the U.S. Forest Service, local officials, and business leaders testified on the need to fund projects reducing fire hazards on federal lands.