C-SPAN Schedule

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4:00 am PT Approx. 50 min. LIVE Open Phones ; Telephone lines were open for viewer comments on the future role of the U.S. in ... Telephone lines were open for viewer comments on the future role of the U.S. in Afghanistan. The previous day at a news conference with Afghan President Hamid Karzai President Obama said that U.S. forces in Afghanistan would transition to a supporting role starting in Spring 2013.
Jeremy Herb spoke by phone about meetings in Washington, D.C., between Afghan President Hamid Karzai and Defense Secretary Leon Panetta and President Obama, as well as the future of Afghanistan and U.S. involvement in the region.
3:29 am PT Approx. 1 hr. 30 min. Guantánamo Bay Prisoners Opponents of the Guantanamo Bay Detention Center argued for closure of the facility. They ... Opponents of the Guantanamo Bay Detention Center argued for closure of the facility. They talked about the impact of the prison on U.S. credibility, the number of trials held in the 11 years the prison has been open, bills passed by Congress that prevent the release of prisoners, and the legitimacy of military commissions. They all criticized President Obama for failing to close the facility and for not vetoing a 2012 defense bill that barred the transfer of detainees. Morris Davis in his remarks said that Guantanamo Bay had served as “a warning light rather than a guiding light” to the rest of the world. 
The program contains language that some may find objectionable.
2:53 am PT Approx. 1 hr. 24 min. Sexual Assault in the Military, Academic Scholar Panel The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights held a briefing in preparation for an annual report, 2013 ... The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights held a briefing in preparation for an annual report, 2013 Statutory Enforcement Report: Sexual Assault in the Military, to assess the efforts of the Department of Defense to ensure justice in the military’s investigations of sexual assault allegations, its discipline of perpetrators, and its efforts to address and reduce discrimination against women in the military.*The second panel comprised academics scholars.
4:53 am PT Approx. 42 min. LIVE Record Heat and Weather Extremes in 2012 ; ; David Doniger and Myron Ebell talked about the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration ... David Doniger and Myron Ebell talked about the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration report that 2012 was the hottest year on record for the contiguous 48 states and the second-worst for extreme weather such as tornadoes, wildfires and drought. Topics included natural variability and human intervention in the climate, temperature records in 2012, and long term climate and pollution projections. They also responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. 5:00 am PT Approx. 55 min. Book Discussion on The Joy of Hate Fox News host Greg Gutfeld talks about his book, The Joy of Hate: How to Triumph Over Whiners ... Fox News host Greg Gutfeld talks about his book, The Joy of Hate: How to Triumph Over Whiners in the Age of Phony Outrage, in which he argues that liberals utilize manufactured outrage and “artificial tolerance” to deflect criticism of their political and social ideologies. The author contended that what he deems, “smart intolerance” should be used to counter liberal arguments. Mr. Gutfeld spoke at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, California and responded to questions from the audience. 4:18 am PT Approx. 39 min. Work-Focused Welfare Reform Robert Doar spoke at an event in which he received the 2012 Urban Innovator Award for his efforts ... Robert Doar spoke at an event in which he received the 2012 Urban Innovator Award for his efforts in reforming New York City’s welfare program. He outlined the keys to work-focused welfare policies, and talked about food stamp benefits and increasing the economic strength of low-income families. He criticized President Obama for not focusing on the importance of strong families.
5:38 am PT Approx. 40 min. LIVE CIA Role in Zero Dark Thirty ; Mark Hosenball talked about his Reuters story on senators investigating CIA sources consulted by ... Mark Hosenball talked about his Reuters story on senators investigating CIA sources consulted by the filmmakers of Zero Dark Thirty, and he responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. The Senate review concerned scenes in the movie that imply enhanced interrogation techniques were successful in producing information about the location of Osama bin Laden. Topics included potential leaks of classified information, concern over enhanced interrogation techniques, and the amount of contact and cooperation between filmmakers and the Central Intelligence Agency. 5:55 am PT Approx. 2 hr. 59 min. In Depth with Donald Barlett and James Steele ; ; Authors and investigative journalism team Donald Barlett and James Steele took viewers' calls, ... Authors and investigative journalism team Donald Barlett and James Steele took viewers' calls, Facebook comments, emails and tweets on topics such as the American Dream, the U.S. health care system and tax reform, among others. The pair, who began their collaborative work in the 1970s at the Philadelphia Inquirer, has authored eight books together, including America: What Went Wrong?, The Great American Tax Dodge, and their 2012 release The Betrayal of the American Dream. 5:00 am PT Approx. 53 min. George McGovern Oral History Interview ; Former Senator George McGovern talked about his career, the life of the Senate, and his ... Former Senator George McGovern talked about his career, the life of the Senate, and his relationship with former colleague Senator Robert Dole, including their work on the McGovern-Dole International Food for Education and Child Nutrition Program. He also talked about his relationships with former Presidents Nixon and Ford and former Vice President Hubert Humphrey. During 22 years in the U.S. Congress, former Senator McGovern was instrumental in creating programs to alleviate hunger, including Food for Peace, the school lunch program, and food stamps. After his 1972 presidential campaign as the Democratic nominee, he continued his leadership in the battle against world hunger. 
This never-before-aired July 13, 2007, interview with historian Richard Norton Smith is part of an oral history project at the Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics at the University of Kansas. The location of this interview is not known.
6:20 am PT Approx. 41 min. LIVE Food Safety Law ; Sarah Klein talked about the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) new food safety rules, ... Sarah Klein talked about the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) new food safety rules, which would require farmers and food companies to follow a stricter set of guidelines and procedures with the goal of preventing foodborne death and illness. Topics included details of the new rules, preventative food processing, and ways for the FDA to enforce these rules. 5:58 am PT Approx. 1 min. New Books Being Released Week of 1/12/13 A list of new books being released the week of January 12, 2013. A list of new books being released the week of January 12, 2013. 5:55 am PT Approx. 1 hr. 48 min. Freedom Riders 50 Years Later Nine former freedom riders talked about their involvement in the civil rights movement in the ... Nine former freedom riders talked about their involvement in the civil rights movement in the 1960s. The panelists were members of the New Orleans chapter of the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE), and participated in the Freedom Rides, a 1961 protest against racial segregation in public transportation. They talked about how and why they got involved and some of the dangerous situations they faced. They also responded to questions from the audience.
7:02 am PT Approx. 1 hr. 26 min. U.S. Immigration Enforcement Immigration experts gave presentations on elements of a new Migration Policy Institute report on ... Immigration experts gave presentations on elements of a new Migration Policy Institute report on the evolution of U.S. immigration enforcement since the passage of the Immigration Reform and Control Act in 1986. According to the findings of the report, the U.S. spends more on immigration enforcement than on all other principle law enforcement agencies combined. As of fiscal year 2011, the nation spent $18 billion on immigration enforcement, nearly 15 times the spending level in 1986. Following their remarks, the panelists took questions from the audience. 9:00 am PT Approx. 1 hr. 17 min. Book Discussion on Saturday People, Sunday People ; Lela Gilbert talked about her book, Saturday Perople, Sunday People: Israel Through the Eyes of ... Lela Gilbert talked about her book, Saturday Perople, Sunday People: Israel Through the Eyes of a Christian Sojurner, in which she chronicles her experiences in Israel, where she lived, on and off, since 2006. She also talked about the hundreds of thousands of Jews who were driven out of Muslim countries between 1948 and 1970 and the parallel experiences of Christians today. This event was hosted by the Hudson Institute in Washington, DC. 7:45 am PT Approx. 1 hr. 8 min. History of New York City's Penn Station Architectural historian Barry Lewis talked about the history of Pennsylvania Station, from its ... Architectural historian Barry Lewis talked about the history of Pennsylvania Station, from its development in the early 1900s, through its demolition and remodeling of its remaining below-ground sections in the 1960s. The New York Historical Society hosted this talk. New York City’s Pennsylvania Station opened in 1910 and was the first all-electric, long-distance train station in America. The noted architecture firm of McKim, Mead and White designed the building, which was widely considered a Beaux Arts masterpiece.
8:29 am PT Approx. 1 hr. 35 min. Future of Mexican Politics Panelists talked about Mexico’s future with new President Enrique Pena Nieto in ... Panelists talked about Mexico’s future with new President Enrique Pena Nieto in power. They focused on Mexico’s governance issues and the need for reforms to deal with government corruption, violence, energy resources, investments and fiscal issues. All agreed on the aggressiveness of the new president’s agenda, but that his ability to fulfill campaign promises was yet to be known. Former Ambassador Davidow said that U.S. reforms of immigration and gun control would have implications for Mexico. The event “Mexico: From the PAN to the PRI-A Preview of the Next Sexenio” was the culmination of a project from the Americas Program at the Center for Strategic and International Studies. 10:18 am PT Approx. 10 min. Book Discussion on Darkroom: A Memoir in Black and White ; Author Lila Quintero Weaver talked about her book, Darkroom: A Memoir in Black and White, ... Author Lila Quintero Weaver talked about her book, Darkroom: A Memoir in Black and White, in which she chronicles what it was like being a Latina girl in the South, struggling to understand both a foreign country and our nation’s race relations. Ms. Weaver also answered viewer questions. This event took place at the 2012 Miami Book Fair International held November 11-18, 2012 on the campus of Miami Dade College in Miami, Florida. 8:54 am PT Approx. 4 min. 1930s-40s Color Photographs During the Great Depression and World War II, photographers working for the U.S. ... During the Great Depression and World War II, photographers working for the U.S. Government’s Farm Security Administration (FSA) and later the Office of War Information (OWI) created about 1,600 color photographs depicting life in the United States and war production activities.
Collection Curator Beverly Brannan of the Library of Congress talked about the photographers and the images.
10:06 am PT Approx. 1 hr. 17 min. New York State of the State Address Governor Andrew Cuomo gave his annual state of the state address from the Empire State Plaza ... Governor Andrew Cuomo gave his annual state of the state address from the Empire State Plaza Convention Center in Albany. He used slides and audiovisual material as he talked about education and campaign finance reform, raising the state minimum wage, tourism in upstate New York, Hurricane Sandy, and his call for a New York state assault weapons ban in light of the elementary school shootings in nearby Newtown, Connecticut. The event also included an official recognition of public service employees and first responders who had distinguished themselves in service to the state.
Courtesy of NYS Media Services Center.
10:30 am PT Approx. 54 min. Book Discussion on The Patriarch Author David Nasaw talks about his book, The Patriarch: The Remarkable Life and Turbulent Times ... Author David Nasaw talks about his book, The Patriarch: The Remarkable Life and Turbulent Times of Joseph P. Kennedy, in which he recounts the life of Joseph P. Kennedy, patriarch of the political family that included President John F. Kennedy and Senators Robert F. Kennedy and Edward Kennedy. The author examines Mr. Kennedy’s careers in business and politics, which included ventures in Wall Street and Hollywood and founding chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission. Mr. Nasaw also explores Joseph Kennedy’s resistance to American entry into World War II during his tenure as ambassador to Great Britain, a stance that led to public criticism and hurt his relationship with President Roosevelt. David Nasaw spoke at the Philadelphia Free Library. 9:00 am PT Approx. 42 min. Book Discussion on Washington\'s Spies Alexander Rose talked about his book Washington’s Spies: The Story of America’s ... Alexander Rose talked about his book Washington’s Spies: The Story of America’s First Spy Ring, published by Bantam. The book examines the use of intelligence during the Revolutionary War. Mr. Rose recounts tales of American spies who provided information to George Washington about British troops in New York City. He also discusses battle plans and the techniques used to gather information on battlefields. Mr. Rose’s presentation included information about more famous spies of that time, such as Nathan Hale and Benedict Arnold.
He responded to questions from members of the audience.
11:24 am PT Approx. 53 min. Virginia State of the Commonwealth Address Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell (R) gave the annual state of the commonwealth address to a joint ... Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell (R) gave the annual state of the commonwealth address to a joint General Assembly session in the Virginia House of Delegates. He talked about transportation funding, education innovation, Virginia’s budget and economy, and mental health. He also criticizes the uncertainty in Washington, D.C., and the increases to the national debt. 11:25 am PT Approx. 1 min. Fairs and Festivals 1/5/13 A list of upcoming books fairs and festivals as of January 5, 2013. A list of upcoming books fairs and festivals as of January 5, 2013. 9:43 am PT Approx. 1 hr. 16 min. History of POWs held by U.S. Franciscan University of Steubenville professor of history Dr. Robert Doyle discussed the ... Franciscan University of Steubenville professor of history Dr. Robert Doyle discussed the history of POW’s held by the U.S. His class detailed the numbers and treatment of POWs from the American Revolution through Iraq and Afghanistan. The lecture took place on the campus of Franciscan University of Steubenville in Ohio.
12:18 pm PT Approx. 29 min. Connecticut State of the State Address ; Governor Dan Malloy gave his annual state of the state address. In opening remarks, he ... Governor Dan Malloy gave his annual state of the state address. In opening remarks, he remembered the victims of the Newtown elementary school shooting and honored several officials from that city. He advocated the need for creating safer communities, saying more guns was not the answer. Other topics included Connecticut’s economy and budget, energy security, and response to Hurricane Sandy and winter storms. He said the federal government not providing storm aid was unacceptable. 11:27 am PT Approx. 2 min. Book Discussion on Out of the News Author Celia Wexler talked about her book, Out of the News: Former Journalists Discuss a ... Author Celia Wexler talked about her book, Out of the News: Former Journalists Discuss a Profession in Crisis. She was interviewed at the 2012 National Press Club’s 35th annual Book Fair and Authors' Night. 11:00 am PT Approx. 58 min. Q&A with Chalmers Johnson ; Chalmers Johnson was interviewed about topical issues and his book, The Sorrows of Empire: ... Chalmers Johnson was interviewed about topical issues and his book, The Sorrows of Empire: Militarism, Secrecy, and the End of the Republic, published by Metropolitan Books. Other topics included the increasing power of the Executive Branch, loss of liberty, the Vietnam War, the Cold War, the September 11 attacks, militarism and the overextension of the U.S. ‘empire.’ He taught Chinese and Japanese politics at the University of California at Berkeley for 26 years.
Professor Johnson also wrote, Blowback: The Costs and Consequences of American Empire, published by Holt; and Revolutionary Change, published by Stanford.
He has another book coming out later this year, Nemesis: The Last Days of the American Republic.
12:48 pm PT Approx. 45 min. New Jersey State of the State Address Governor Chris Christie gave the annual state of the state speech before a joint session of the ... Governor Chris Christie gave the annual state of the state speech before a joint session of the New Jersey State Assembly. He talked about Hurricane Sandy and the effect the storm had on economic growth and job creation in the state. He also called for congressional action for more disaster relief aid to Sandy and spoke about education reform in the state of New Jersey. 11:30 am PT Approx. 1 hr. 5 min. Book Discussion on Of Africa Nigerian Nobel Prize-winning author Wole Soyinka talked about his book Of Africa, in which ... Nigerian Nobel Prize-winning author Wole Soyinka talked about his book Of Africa, in which he explores the history of Africa and the challenges facing the continent today. Mr. Soyinka spoke at the Free Library of Philadelphia. 12:00 pm PT Approx. 29 min. Richard Nixon Birthplace Museum Docent Darlene Sky talked about the house where President Richard Nixon was born and his life ... Docent Darlene Sky talked about the house where President Richard Nixon was born and his life there. The house is on the grounds of the Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum. The 37th president was born there in 1913, and he was laid to rest near the house in 1994. A video clip was shown of his funeral in front of the house in Yorba Linda, California.
1:37 pm PT Approx. 2 min. Weekly Presidential Address President Obama delivered the weekly presidential address. He talked about how the U.S. would ... President Obama delivered the weekly presidential address. He talked about how the U.S. would end the war in Afghanistan, and the need for Americans to focus on the task of rebuilding America, strengthening the economy, and supporting the troops and veterans. 12:43 pm PT Approx. 1 min. New Books Being Released Week of 1/12/13 A list of new books being released the week of January 12, 2013. A list of new books being released the week of January 12, 2013. 12:30 pm PT Approx. 1 hr. 20 min. George Nash on Herbert Hoover ; Herbert Hoover biographer George Nash talks about the complexity of the 31st president’s ... Herbert Hoover biographer George Nash talks about the complexity of the 31st president’s administration and legacy. Mr. Nash argued that Herbert Hoover was a much more dynamic, accomplished and remarkable figure than stereotypes suggest. Between 1975 and 1995 Nash lived in Iowa near the Herbert Hoover Presidential Library, where he prepared three volumes of the definitive biography of the 31 st president. Co-presented with the Truman Library Institute.
1:39 pm PT Approx. 5 min. Weekly Republican Address Senator Deb Fischer (R-NE) delivered the weekly Republican address. The senator called on ... Senator Deb Fischer (R-NE) delivered the weekly Republican address. The senator called on Congress to make decisions regarding the impending debt ceiling and to focus on spending cuts rather than tax increases. 12:45 pm PT Approx. 44 min. Book Discussion on Do Not Ask What Good We Do ; Author Robert Draper talked about his book, Do Not Ask What Good We Do: Inside the U.S. House ... Author Robert Draper talked about his book, Do Not Ask What Good We Do: Inside the U.S. House of Representatives, in which he discusses how the 112th Congress could drop to a 9 percent approval rating. He responded to questions from the audience. 1:51 pm PT Approx. 7 min. Inauguration of John F. Kennedy Universal Newsreel footage of John F. Kennedy’s 1961 inauguration was shown. Universal Newsreel footage of John F. Kennedy’s 1961 inauguration was shown.
1:45 pm PT Approx. 4 min. U.S. Air Force Band and Honor Guard Rehearse for Inaugural Parade The U.S. Air Force Band and Honor Guard held its first rehearsal in preparation for the ... The U.S. Air Force Band and Honor Guard held its first rehearsal in preparation for the inauguration parade on January 21, 2013. The Air Force Band had marched in 15 inaugural parades since it was formed in 1941, first called The Bolling Field Band consisting of a saxophone quartet and a bandleader. 1:31 pm PT Approx. 39 min. Future of Iraq ; Michael Gordon talked about his book, The Endgame: The Inside Story of the Struggle for Iraq, ... Michael Gordon talked about his book, The Endgame: The Inside Story of the Struggle for Iraq, from George W. Bush to Barack Obama, Iraq’s future in the current Middle East political climate, and he responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. Topics included lessons learned from the 8-year conflict in Iraq, the state of leadership and democracy in Iraq, sectarian conflicts and violence, oil, investment in the country, al-Qaida’s presence, and the effect of Syria’s civil war on the region. 2:00 pm PT Approx. 49 min. Malmedy Massacre at the Battle of the Bulge ; ; Author Danny Parker talked about his book, Fatal Crossroads: The Untold Story of the Malmedy ... Author Danny Parker talked about his book, Fatal Crossroads: The Untold Story of the Malmedy Massacre at the Battle of the Bulge. On December 17, 1944, an American convoy traveling through Belgium was spotted and captured by German troops. The POWs were brought to a field where they were shot and about half were killed. Many details of the massacre remain unknown. Mr. Parker spent 15 years working to uncover the truth behind the Malmedy massacre. He was joined by a survivor of the massacre who talked about his personal story.
1:50 pm PT Approx. 1 hr. 30 min. Eminent Domain and the Housing Market Panelists argued the merits of using the “eminent domain” process to help distressed ... Panelists argued the merits of using the “eminent domain” process to help distressed homeowners in which local governments buy homes worth less than their mortgages, and sell the homes back to the owners at the lower value. Topics included the state of the housing market, principle reduction, and fair market value. Following their discussion they answered questions from the audience. 2:25 pm PT Approx. 1 min. Fairs and Festivals 1/5/13 A list of upcoming books fairs and festivals as of January 5, 2013. A list of upcoming books fairs and festivals as of January 5, 2013. 2:51 pm PT Approx. 7 min. Roger Williams and the Founding of Providence History Professor Stanley Lemons talked about about the founding of the First Baptist Church in ... History Professor Stanley Lemons talked about about the founding of the First Baptist Church in Providence, Rhode Island, as well as its founder Roger Williams.
C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles (LCVs) made a stop in their “2012 LCV Cities Tour” in Providence, Rhode Island to feature the history and literary life of the community. Working with the Cox Communications local affiliate, they visited literary and historic sites where local historians, authors, and civic leaders were interviewed. The history segments air on American History TV (AHTV) on C-SPAN3 and the literary events/non-fiction author segments air on BookTV on C-SPAN2.
3:21 pm PT Approx. 2 min. Weekly Presidential Address President Obama delivered the weekly presidential address. He talked about how the U.S. would ... President Obama delivered the weekly presidential address. He talked about how the U.S. would end the war in Afghanistan, and the need for Americans to focus on the task of rebuilding America, strengthening the economy, and supporting the troops and veterans. 2:27 pm PT Approx. 3 min. Book Discussion on Snow-Storm in August Author Jefferson Morely talked about his book, Snow-Storm in August: Washington City, Francis ... Author Jefferson Morely talked about his book, Snow-Storm in August: Washington City, Francis Scott Key, and the Forgotten Race Riot of 1835. He was interviewed at the 2012 National Press Club’s 35th annual Book Fair and Authors' Night. 3:00 pm PT Approx. 1 hr. 33 min. General McClellan and Colonel Key William Styple talked about General George McClellan’s working relationship with staff ... William Styple talked about General George McClellan’s working relationship with staff officer, Colonel Thomas Key. He said Colonel Key exercised unique influence over McClellan, often to a detrimental effect. The Library of the Chathams in Chatham, New Jersey hosted this talk.
3:23 pm PT Approx. 5 min. Weekly Republican Address Senator Deb Fischer (R-NE) delivered the weekly Republican address. The senator called on ... Senator Deb Fischer (R-NE) delivered the weekly Republican address. The senator called on Congress to make decisions regarding the impending debt ceiling and to focus on spending cuts rather than tax increases. 2:30 pm PT Approx. 27 min. Book Discussion on And Justice for All ; Professor Mary Frances Berry talked about her book, And Justice for All: The United States ... Professor Mary Frances Berry talked about her book, And Justice for All: The United States Commission on Civil Rights and the Continuing Struggle for Freedom in America, in which she chronicles the history and accomplishments of the United States Commission on Civil Rights, set up by President Eisenhower in 1957. She also shared stories about her own experience serving on the commission from 1980 to 2004. This interview was recorded at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. 4:35 pm PT Approx. 16 min. President Nixon 1973 Inauguration Footage was shown of President Richard Nixon’s second inaugural ceremony in 1973. Chief ... Footage was shown of President Richard Nixon’s second inaugural ceremony in 1973. Chief Justice Warren Burger administered the oaths to both Vice President Spiro Agnew and President Nixon, followed by President Nixon’s inaugural address
3:30 pm PT Approx. 28 min. Communicators with Blair Levine and Reed Hundt ; ; Former Federal Communications Commission Chairman Reed Hundt and the former architect of the ... Former Federal Communications Commission Chairman Reed Hundt and the former architect of the FCC’s national broadband plan, Blair Levin, talked about their e-book about the future of technology, The Politics of Abundance: How Technology Can Fix the Budget, Revive the American Dream, and Establish Obama’s Legacy. They outlined numerous steps by which they think technology can reduce the U.S. debt, spur growth, and reposition the U.S. as the world’s innovation leader. 3:00 pm PT Approx. 56 min. Book Discussion on What it Takes: The Way to the White House ; Mr. Cramer discussed the elements needed in a person to be elected president. He started ... Mr. Cramer discussed the elements needed in a person to be elected president. He started the book in 1986 and examined the presidential candidates for the 1988 election. Mr. Cramer also described the process involved in writing over six years and with getting a 1000 page book published by Random House. 4:52 pm PT Approx. 7 min. Raymond Patriarca and the Providence Mob Arlene Violet talked about Rhode Island’s mob history as well as mob don Raymond Patriarca, ... Arlene Violet talked about Rhode Island’s mob history as well as mob don Raymond Patriarca, his rise to becoming a crime boss, his multiple arrests, his death and the role organized crime plays in contemporary Rhode Island and Providence. She co-authored The Mob and Me: Wiseguys and the Witness Protection Program with John Partington, who created the witness protection program. In 2011 she wrote a musical about the Rhode Island mob called The Family.
C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles (LCVs) made a stop in their “2012 LCV Cities Tour” in Providence, Rhode Island to feature the history and literary life of the community.*Working with the Cox Communications local affiliate, they visited literary and historic sites where local historians, authors, and civic leaders were interviewed.*The history segments air on American History TV (AHTV) on C-SPAN3 and the literary events/non-fiction author segments air on BookTV on C-SPAN2.
4:01 pm PT Approx. 50 min. U.S. Reconstruction Effort in Afghanistan John Sopko talked about U.S. reconstruction efforts in Afghanistan. He cited several specific ... John Sopko talked about U.S. reconstruction efforts in Afghanistan. He cited several specific examples of wasted U.S. money, including faulty buildings that collapsed and poorly built roads that might have allowed for improvised explosive device (IED) explosions. He was also critical of the lack of coordination with Afghans and questioned the country’s ability to sustain what U.S. had built. 4:00 pm PT Approx. 1 hr. 35 min. Book Discussion on Talibanistan Peter Bergen and a panel of contributors to the book, Talibanistan: Negotiating the Borders ... Peter Bergen and a panel of contributors to the book, Talibanistan: Negotiating the Borders Between Terror, Politics and Religion talked about the threat posed by extremists who operate in the border area between Afghanistan and Pakistan. 5:01 pm PT Approx. 1 hr. 18 min. World War II and Pop Culture Professor Randy Roberts talked about the connections between popular culture and World War II in ... Professor Randy Roberts talked about the connections between popular culture and World War II in films such as Casablanca and The Fighting Seabees and in songs such as “Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy of Company B.” Professor Roberts also described how patriotic sentiments made their way into comic books like Captain America. He responded to questions from students in the audience.
4:53 pm PT Approx. 5 min. Open Phones ; Telephone lines were open for viewer comments on the future role of the U.S. in ... Telephone lines were open for viewer comments on the future role of the U.S. in Afghanistan. The previous day at a news conference with Afghan President Hamid Karzai President Obama said that U.S. forces in Afghanistan would transition to a supporting role starting in Spring 2013.
Jeremy Herb spoke by phone about meetings in Washington, D.C., between Afghan President Hamid Karzai and Defense Secretary Leon Panetta and President Obama, as well as the future of Afghanistan and U.S. involvement in the region.
5:36 pm PT Approx. 1 min. Fairs and Festivals 1/5/13 A list of upcoming books fairs and festivals as of January 5, 2013. A list of upcoming books fairs and festivals as of January 5, 2013. 6:20 pm PT Approx. 25 min. President Eisenhower 1957 Inauguration Newsreel coverage of the second inauguration of President Dwight D. Eisenhower in 1957 was shown ... Newsreel coverage of the second inauguration of President Dwight D. Eisenhower in 1957 was shown courtesy of the Eisenhower Presidential Library.
The video, produced by the Senate Recording Studio, features highlights of President Eisenhower’s second inauguration. The official oath was taken in private at the White House because January 20th fell on a Sunday in 1957. The next day, Monday January 21st, a public inaugural ceremony was held. This video also shows highlights of the parade and balls that evening.
5:00 pm PT Approx. 34 min. Eric Schmidt on Technology and Society in 2013 ; Eric Schmidt talked about new Google innovations, the importance of mobile devices, and the impact ... Eric Schmidt talked about new Google innovations, the importance of mobile devices, and the impact of technology on society.
This was part of The Economist’s “World in 2013 Festival,” held in the Altman Building.
5:37 pm PT Approx. 13 min. Book Discussion on Boss Rove Craig Unger spoke about his book on the political career of Karl Rove. He focused on ... Craig Unger spoke about his book on the political career of Karl Rove. He focused on Mr. Rove’s tenure as senior adviser and deputy chief of staff to President George W. Bush, as well as his involvement with the super PAC, American Crossroads. 6:47 pm PT Approx. 4 min. Inauguration of President Franklin D. Roosevelt Newsreel footage of President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s 1945 inauguration was shown. Newsreel footage of President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s 1945 inauguration was shown.
5:36 pm PT Approx. 24 min. Future of Capitalism ; Lynn Rothschild described the role of capitalism in society and ways to make it more ... Lynn Rothschild described the role of capitalism in society and ways to make it more inclusive. She talked about ethics in business, improving youth unemployment, job skills and opportunities for women. In her remarks, she said inequality was one of the most important issues facing the U.S and the United Kingdom.
This was part of The Economist’s “World in 2013 Festival,” held in the Altman Building.
5:50 pm PT Approx. 1 min. New Books Being Released Week of 1/12/13 A list of new books being released the week of January 12, 2013. A list of new books being released the week of January 12, 2013. 6:52 pm PT Approx. 6 min. The Gaspee Affair of 1772 John McNiff talked about the Gaspee, a British ship that patrolled the waterways off of ... John McNiff talked about the Gaspee, a British ship that patrolled the waterways off of Providence. In 1772 several prominent Providence residents snuck out during the middle of the night and burned the Gaspee to protest new taxes that had been levied by the British.
C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles (LCVs) made a stop in their “2012 LCV Cities Tour” in Providence, Rhode Island to feature the history and literary life of the community.*Working with the Cox Communications local affiliate, they visited literary and historic sites where local historians, authors, and civic leaders were interviewed.*The history segments air on American History TV (AHTV) on C-SPAN3 and the literary events/non-fiction author segments air on BookTV on C-SPAN2.
6:02 pm PT Approx. 1 hr. 34 min. State and Federal Marijuana Laws Panelists talked about conflicts between federal and state laws following the 2012 legalization of ... Panelists talked about conflicts between federal and state laws following the 2012 legalization of the recreational use of marijuana in Washington and Colorado. They responded to questions from members of the audience. 6:01 pm PT Approx. 52 min. Book Discussion on Wheel of Fortune: The Battle for Oil and Power in Russia Thane Gustafson talked about his book, Wheel of Fortune: The Battle for Oil and Power in ... Thane Gustafson talked about his book, Wheel of Fortune: The Battle for Oil and Power in Russia, in which he looks at how Russia’s unstable political and economic systems could impact the country’s oil output (12% of global oil supply) and what this could mean for the global economy. Hosted by Politics and Prose Bookstore in Washington, DC. 7:00 pm PT Approx. 1 hr. 33 min. General McClellan and Colonel Key William Styple talked about General George McClellan’s working relationship with staff ... William Styple talked about General George McClellan’s working relationship with staff officer, Colonel Thomas Key. He said Colonel Key exercised unique influence over McClellan, often to a detrimental effect. The Library of the Chathams in Chatham, New Jersey hosted this talk.
7:37 pm PT Approx. 24 min. Terrorism and National Security Law Lisa Monaco talked about prosecuting terrorism cases and efforts to coordinate the work of law ... Lisa Monaco talked about prosecuting terrorism cases and efforts to coordinate the work of law enforcement and the intelligence community. She also discussed the role of the national security lawyer, the formation of the National Security Division in the Justice Department, and the emerging cybersecurity threat. She warned that in the near future cybersecurity would be the biggest national security faced by the U.S., saying a network of cybersecurity experts were working to make the country safer from “a death of a thousand cuts.” 6:55 pm PT Approx. 5 min. Book Discussion on America's Great Debate Author Fergus Bordewich talked about his book, America’s Great Debate: Henry Clay, ... Author Fergus Bordewich talked about his book, America’s Great Debate: Henry Clay, Stephen A. Douglas, and the Compromise That Preserved the Union. He was interviewed at the 2012 National Press Club’s 35th annual Book Fair and Authors' Night. 8:35 pm PT Approx. 16 min. President Nixon 1973 Inauguration Footage was shown of President Richard Nixon’s second inaugural ceremony in 1973. Chief ... Footage was shown of President Richard Nixon’s second inaugural ceremony in 1973. Chief Justice Warren Burger administered the oaths to both Vice President Spiro Agnew and President Nixon, followed by President Nixon’s inaugural address
8:03 pm PT Approx. 34 min. Eric Schmidt on Technology and Society in 2013 ; Eric Schmidt talked about new Google innovations, the importance of mobile devices, and the impact ... Eric Schmidt talked about new Google innovations, the importance of mobile devices, and the impact of technology on society.
This was part of The Economist’s “World in 2013 Festival,” held in the Altman Building.
7:01 pm PT Approx. 58 min. After Words with Michael Austin ; Professor Michael Austin talked about his book, That’s Not What They Meant!: Reclaiming ... Professor Michael Austin talked about his book, That’s Not What They Meant!: Reclaiming the Founding Fathers from America’s Right Wing, in which he analyzes dozens of speeches, books and articles by conservative commentators to expose what he called the “deep historical flaws in their use of America’s founding history.” He also examined the founders' quotes in context to present what he believed was a more accurate picture of their meaning. He discussed his findings with David Fontana. 8:52 pm PT Approx. 6 min. Inauguration of John F. Kennedy Universal Newsreel footage of John F. Kennedy’s 1961 inauguration was shown. Universal Newsreel footage of John F. Kennedy’s 1961 inauguration was shown.
8:38 pm PT Approx. 24 min. Future of Capitalism ; Lynn Rothschild described the role of capitalism in society and ways to make it more ... Lynn Rothschild described the role of capitalism in society and ways to make it more inclusive. She talked about ethics in business, improving youth unemployment, job skills and opportunities for women. In her remarks, she said inequality was one of the most important issues facing the U.S and the United Kingdom.
This was part of The Economist’s “World in 2013 Festival,” held in the Altman Building.
8:01 pm PT Approx. 51 min. Book Discussion on An Intriguing Life ; Cynthia Helms talked about her book, An Intriguing Life: A Memoir of War, Washington, and ... Cynthia Helms talked about her book, An Intriguing Life: A Memoir of War, Washington, and Marriage to an American Spymaster, in which she recounts her life. Ms. Helms who grew up in England and served in World War II, remembers her introduction to the world of secret intelligence via her husband, the internal politics of the CIA, and the couples time spent in Tehran as Richard Helms served as American ambassador prior to the Iranian Revolution. Cynthia Helms spoke at the British Embassy in Washington,D.C. and responded to questions from the audience. 9:00 pm PT Approx. 1 hr. 18 min. World War II and Pop Culture Professor Randy Roberts talked about the connections between popular culture and World War II in ... Professor Randy Roberts talked about the connections between popular culture and World War II in films such as Casablanca and The Fighting Seabees and in songs such as “Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy of Company B.” Professor Roberts also described how patriotic sentiments made their way into comic books like Captain America. He responded to questions from students in the audience.
9:05 pm PT Approx. 1 hr. 34 min. State and Federal Marijuana Laws Panelists talked about conflicts between federal and state laws following the 2012 legalization of ... Panelists talked about conflicts between federal and state laws following the 2012 legalization of the recreational use of marijuana in Washington and Colorado. They responded to questions from members of the audience. 8:53 pm PT Approx. 2 min. Book Discussion on Disrobed Frederic Block talked about his book, Disrobed: An Inside Look at the Life and Work of a ... Frederic Block talked about his book, Disrobed: An Inside Look at the Life and Work of a Federal Trial Judge. He was interviewed at the 2012 National Press Club’s 35th annual Book Fair and Authors' Night. 10:20 pm PT Approx. 25 min. President Eisenhower 1957 Inauguration Newsreel coverage of the second inauguration of President Dwight D. Eisenhower in 1957 was shown ... Newsreel coverage of the second inauguration of President Dwight D. Eisenhower in 1957 was shown courtesy of the Eisenhower Presidential Library.
The video, produced by the Senate Recording Studio, features highlights of President Eisenhower’s second inauguration. The official oath was taken in private at the White House because January 20th fell on a Sunday in 1957. The next day, Monday January 21st, a public inaugural ceremony was held. This video also shows highlights of the parade and balls that evening.
10:42 pm PT Approx. 24 min. Terrorism and National Security Law Lisa Monaco talked about prosecuting terrorism cases and efforts to coordinate the work of law ... Lisa Monaco talked about prosecuting terrorism cases and efforts to coordinate the work of law enforcement and the intelligence community. She also discussed the role of the national security lawyer, the formation of the National Security Division in the Justice Department, and the emerging cybersecurity threat. She warned that in the near future cybersecurity would be the biggest national security faced by the U.S., saying a network of cybersecurity experts were working to make the country safer from “a death of a thousand cuts.” 9:00 pm PT Approx. 1 hr. 9 min. Foreign Policy and Whittaker Chambers From a conference on the 60th anniversary of the publication of Whittaker Chambers' book, ... From a conference on the 60th anniversary of the publication of Whittaker Chambers' book, Witness, panelists talked about foreign policy and Whittaker Chambers, and whether Witness' message is relevant today. The panelists included, Max Boot, senior fellow in National Security Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations, Elliott Abrams, senior fellow for Middle Eastern Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations, and Jay Nordlinger, senior editor of the National Review. The event was moderated by Charles Hill, diplomat in residence and lecturer in International Studies, Yale University. The conference was held at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut. 10:46 pm PT Approx. 4 min. Inauguration of President Franklin D. Roosevelt Newsreel footage of President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s 1945 inauguration was shown. Newsreel footage of President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s 1945 inauguration was shown.
11:08 pm PT Approx. 1 hr. 57 min. Defense Spending and National Security Robert Hale gave the keynote address at a Brookings Institution forum on the potential effects of ... Robert Hale gave the keynote address at a Brookings Institution forum on the potential effects of Defense Department sequestration budget cuts on national security, including the possibility of lost jobs and decreased military readiness. He talked about how the national debt has also impacted the nation’s security. He outlined three goals to accommodate funding decreases: strategy, more efficient use of funds, and more stability in budget size and process. He responded to questions from members of the audience. Following Mr.Hale, panelists talked about topics including cybersecurity, U.S.-China relations, and European allies, before answering questions from audience members. 
“Sequestration,” a legal procedure in which automatic budget cuts are triggered, was agreed to in the Budget Control Act of 2011. The cuts had been delayed until March 2013.
10:10 pm PT Approx. 5 min. Book Discussion on Assignment to Hell Tim Gay talked about his book, Assignment to Hell: The War Against Nazi Germany with ... Tim Gay talked about his book, Assignment to Hell: The War Against Nazi Germany with Correspondents Walter Cronkite, Andy Rooney, A.J. Liebling, Homer Bigart, and Hal Boyle. He was interviewed at the 2012 National Press Club’s 35th annual Book Fair and Authors' Night. 10:51 pm PT Approx. 6 min. The Gaspee Affair of 1772 John McNiff talked about the Gaspee, a British ship that patrolled the waterways off of ... John McNiff talked about the Gaspee, a British ship that patrolled the waterways off of Providence. In 1772 several prominent Providence residents snuck out during the middle of the night and burned the Gaspee to protest new taxes that had been levied by the British.
C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles (LCVs) made a stop in their “2012 LCV Cities Tour” in Providence, Rhode Island to feature the history and literary life of the community.*Working with the Cox Communications local affiliate, they visited literary and historic sites where local historians, authors, and civic leaders were interviewed.*The history segments air on American History TV (AHTV) on C-SPAN3 and the literary events/non-fiction author segments air on BookTV on C-SPAN2.
1:49 am PT Approx. 35 min. State of American Energy ; Jack Gerard delivered the American Petroleum Institute’s annual “State of American ... Jack Gerard delivered the American Petroleum Institute’s annual “State of American Energy” address in the Andrew Mellon Auditorium. Reporting on the industry’s investments in the U.S., he said that energy is fundamental to America’s future and more domestic production only translates into more economic growth, jobs, and government revenue while punitive taxation would be counterproductive. After lunch he took questions from the media and members of the audience. 10:15 pm PT Approx. 1 hr. 6 min. Book Discussion on The New Religious Intolerance Martha Nussbaum talked about her book, The New Religious Intolerance: Overcoming the Politics ... Martha Nussbaum talked about her book, The New Religious Intolerance: Overcoming the Politics of Fear in an Anxious Age, in which she examined anti-Muslim bigotry in the West since the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the U.S. She responded to questions from the audience. 11:00 pm PT Approx. 29 min. Richard Nixon Birthplace Museum Docent Darlene Sky talked about the house where President Richard Nixon was born and his life ... Docent Darlene Sky talked about the house where President Richard Nixon was born and his life there. The house is on the grounds of the Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum. The 37th president was born there in 1913, and he was laid to rest near the house in 1994. A video clip was shown of his funeral in front of the house in Yorba Linda, California.
2:27 am PT Approx. 1 hr. 30 min. Future of Afghanistan Former ambassadors and defense policy leaders talked about the political, economic, social, and ... Former ambassadors and defense policy leaders talked about the political, economic, social, and security transitions facing Afghanistan. Mr. Dobbin said that the Afghan government could collapse in 2014 when significant numbers of U.S. troops would be withdrawn and President Karzai’s term would end. Mr. Jawad focused on political uncertainty facing Afghans and the possibility of insider attacks from the Taliban. The panelists also discussed regional security, including the role of Pakistan. All the panelists agreed that Afghanistan had improved security conditions and a positive economic outlook. 11:22 pm PT Approx. 6 min. Book Discussion on The Endgame Author Michael Gordon talked about his book The Endgame: The Inside Story of the Struggle for ... Author Michael Gordon talked about his book The Endgame: The Inside Story of the Struggle for Iraq, from George W. Bush to Barack Obama.
This interview was held at the 35th Annual National Press Club Book Fair and Authors' Night, a fundraiser for the Eric Friedheim National Journalism Library held Tuesday, November 13, 2012, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.
11:30 pm PT Approx. 1 hr. 20 min. George Nash on Herbert Hoover ; Herbert Hoover biographer George Nash talks about the complexity of the 31st president’s ... Herbert Hoover biographer George Nash talks about the complexity of the 31st president’s administration and legacy. Mr. Nash argued that Herbert Hoover was a much more dynamic, accomplished and remarkable figure than stereotypes suggest. Between 1975 and 1995 Nash lived in Iowa near the Herbert Hoover Presidential Library, where he prepared three volumes of the definitive biography of the 31 st president. Co-presented with the Truman Library Institute.
11:29 pm PT Approx. 1 min. New Books Being Released Week of 1/12/13 A list of new books being released the week of January 12, 2013. A list of new books being released the week of January 12, 2013. 12:51 am PT Approx. 6 min. Inauguration of John F. Kennedy Universal Newsreel footage of John F. Kennedy’s 1961 inauguration was shown. Universal Newsreel footage of John F. Kennedy’s 1961 inauguration was shown.
11:30 pm PT Approx. 1 hr. 6 min. Book Discussion on Victory at Yorktown ; Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich talks about his book, Victory at Yorktown, the ... Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich talks about his book, Victory at Yorktown, the second book in his historical fiction series on George Washington. Mr. Gingrich spoke at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, California. 1:00 am PT Approx. 49 min. Malmedy Massacre at the Battle of the Bulge ; ; Author Danny Parker talked about his book, Fatal Crossroads: The Untold Story of the Malmedy ... Author Danny Parker talked about his book, Fatal Crossroads: The Untold Story of the Malmedy Massacre at the Battle of the Bulge. On December 17, 1944, an American convoy traveling through Belgium was spotted and captured by German troops. The POWs were brought to a field where they were shot and about half were killed. Many details of the massacre remain unknown. Mr. Parker spent 15 years working to uncover the truth behind the Malmedy massacre. He was joined by a survivor of the massacre who talked about his personal story.
12:37 am PT Approx. 5 min. Book Discussion on The Future of the Jews Stuart E. Eizenstat discussed his book, The Future of the Jews: How Global Forces are Impacting ... Stuart E. Eizenstat discussed his book, The Future of the Jews: How Global Forces are Impacting the Jewish People, Israel, and Its Relationship with the United States, in which he surveys the major geopolitical, economic, and security challenges facing the world in general, and the Jewish world and the United States in particular.
This interview was held at the 35th Annual National Press Club Book Fair and Authors' Night, a fundraiser for the Eric Friedheim National Journalism Library held Tuesday, November 13, 2012, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.
1:51 am PT Approx. 7 min. Roger Williams and the Founding of Providence History Professor Stanley Lemons talked about about the founding of the First Baptist Church in ... History Professor Stanley Lemons talked about about the founding of the First Baptist Church in Providence, Rhode Island, as well as its founder Roger Williams.
C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles (LCVs) made a stop in their “2012 LCV Cities Tour” in Providence, Rhode Island to feature the history and literary life of the community. Working with the Cox Communications local affiliate, they visited literary and historic sites where local historians, authors, and civic leaders were interviewed. The history segments air on American History TV (AHTV) on C-SPAN3 and the literary events/non-fiction author segments air on BookTV on C-SPAN2.
12:45 am PT Approx. 55 min. Book Discussion on The Making of Global Capitalism ; ; Professors Leo Panitch and Sam Gindin talked about their book, The Making of Global Capitalism: ... Professors Leo Panitch and Sam Gindin talked about their book, The Making of Global Capitalism: The Political Economy of American Empire, in which they argue that since WWII the U.S. government has been critical in expanding capitalism around the world, leading to a kind of informal empire that relies far more on the Federal Reserve and the U.S. Treasury than it does the Pentagon and CIA. They spoke about their book at Town Hall in Seattle and responded to questions from the audience. 2:00 am PT Approx. 42 min. Book Discussion on Washington\'s Spies Alexander Rose talked about his book Washington’s Spies: The Story of America’s ... Alexander Rose talked about his book Washington’s Spies: The Story of America’s First Spy Ring, published by Bantam. The book examines the use of intelligence during the Revolutionary War. Mr. Rose recounts tales of American spies who provided information to George Washington about British troops in New York City. He also discusses battle plans and the techniques used to gather information on battlefields. Mr. Rose’s presentation included information about more famous spies of that time, such as Nathan Hale and Benedict Arnold.
He responded to questions from members of the audience.
1:40 am PT Approx. 4 min. Book Discussion on Guest of Honor Author Deborah Davis talked about her book, Guest of Honor: Booker T. Washington, Theodore ... Author Deborah Davis talked about her book, Guest of Honor: Booker T. Washington, Theodore Roosevelt, and the White House Dinner That Shocked a Nation. She was interviewed at the 2012 National Press Club’s 35th annual Book Fair and Authors' Night. 2:43 am PT Approx. 1 hr. 16 min. History of POWs held by U.S. Franciscan University of Steubenville professor of history Dr. Robert Doyle discussed the ... Franciscan University of Steubenville professor of history Dr. Robert Doyle discussed the history of POW’s held by the U.S. His class detailed the numbers and treatment of POWs from the American Revolution through Iraq and Afghanistan. The lecture took place on the campus of Franciscan University of Steubenville in Ohio.
1:45 am PT Approx. 56 min. Book Discussion on Affairs of State Robert Watson, founding editor of the journal, White House Studies, talked about his book, ... Robert Watson, founding editor of the journal, White House Studies, talked about his book, Affairs of State: The Untold History of Presidential Love, Sex, and Scandal, 1789-1900, in which he looked at the history of scandals surrounding the intimate lives of U.S. presidents since 1789. He also responded to questions from the audience at the event hosted by Lynn University in Boca Raton, Florida.
2:42 am PT Approx. 3 min. Book Discussion on Courage in the Moment Jim Wallace talked about his book, Courage in the Moment: The Civil Rights Struggle, ... Jim Wallace talked about his book, Courage in the Moment: The Civil Rights Struggle, 1961-1964. He was interviewed at the 2012 National Press Club’s 35th annual Book Fair and Authors' Night.
2:46 am PT Approx. 9 min. Book Discussion on About to Die ; Barbie Zelizer talked about her book, About to Die: How News Images Move the Public, in ... Barbie Zelizer talked about her book, About to Die: How News Images Move the Public, in which she explores the impact and controversy surrounding news photos that depict imminent death. Professor Zelizer also talked about the New York Post cover photo that showed a man about to be killed by a New York City subway train. This interview, recorded at the University of Pennsylvania, is part of Book TV’s College series.
3:00 am PT Approx. 1 hr. 9 min. Supreme Court Book Forum Authors spoke about Supreme Court issues and operations. They included Clare Cushman, ... Authors spoke about Supreme Court issues and operations. They included Clare Cushman, Courtwatchers: Eyewitness Accounts in Supreme Court History, Anthony Franze, The Last Justice, Todd Peppers and Artemus Ward, In Chambers: Stories of Supreme Court Law Clerks and Their Justices, and Jeffery Toobin, The Oath: The Obama White House and the Supreme Court. They also responded to questions from the audience.