C-SPAN Schedule

< Saturday, May 11 >

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4:00 am PT Approx. 49 min. LIVE Open Phones, Part 1 Telephone lines were open for comments on the topic “IRS Apologizes for Targeting Tea Party ... Telephone lines were open for comments on the topic “IRS Apologizes for Targeting Tea Party Groups.” A video clip was shown of White House Press Secretary Jay Carney responding to questions on the topic the previous day. 
A video clip was shown of President Obama speaking about the Affordable Care Act the previous day. 
The program concluded with a video clip of Representative Mac Thornberry (R-TX) being interviewed the previous day for “Newsmakers.”
3:29 am PT Approx. 1 hr. 30 min. NATO and Future of European Defense Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen spoke to a committee of the European Parliament about the ... Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen spoke to a committee of the European Parliament about the role of NATO and the future of European Union (EU) defense policy. In his comments he said that the EU needed to back up its diplomacy with military efforts so as not to lose its credibility and influence in the world. He called on European member states to shoulder security and defense burdens with the U.S. and other allies. After his remarks, he answered questions on Syria, NATO’s relationship with the rest of the EU, and priorities for the EU defense summit scheduled for later in the year. 2:06 am PT Approx. 2 hr. Immigration Reform Bill Markup, Part 2 The Senate Judiciary Committee met to mark up the Border Security, Economic Opportunity and ... The Senate Judiciary Committee met to mark up the Border Security, Economic Opportunity and Immigration Modernization Act, S. 744.
4:49 am PT Approx. 41 min. LIVE Cost of Medical Care in U.S. Hospitals ; Elise Viebeck talked about what hospitals charge for common inpatient services. Based on a ... Elise Viebeck talked about what hospitals charge for common inpatient services. Based on a report released that week by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services there were large and irregular variations in costs between procedures in a hospital and in the prices between hospitals. She responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. 5:02 am PT Approx. 52 min. Book Discussion on The Art of Controversy Victor Navasky spoke about his book, The Art of Controversy, in which he presents his ... Victor Navasky spoke about his book, The Art of Controversy, in which he presents his thoughts on the power of political cartoons. In his book, the author examines the works of several artists, from Thomas Nast and Ralph Steadman to David Levine and Herbert Lawrence Block. Victor Navasky spoke at Macaulay Honors College at the City University of New York in New York City. 4:09 am PT Approx. 39 min. Tibet-China Relations ; Lobsang Sangay, Tibetan Government in Exile Prime Minister, talked about the current political, ... Lobsang Sangay, Tibetan Government in Exile Prime Minister, talked about the current political, social, economic condition of Tibet, on-going on tensions with China, and the Obama administration’s approach to both countries. He responded to telephone calls and electronic communications.
5:33 am PT Approx. 14 min. LIVE Open Phones, Part 2 Telephone lines were open for calls about the news of the day. Telephone lines were open for calls about the news of the day. 5:59 am PT Approx. 2 hr. 51 min. In Depth with Melanie Phillips ; Melanie Phillips spoke about her eight non-fiction books and responded to viewer telephone calls ... Melanie Phillips spoke about her eight non-fiction books and responded to viewer telephone calls and electronic communications.
Ms Phillips is the author of: The Divided House: Women at Westminster; Doctors' Dilemmas: Medical Ethics and Contemporary Science; All Must Have Prizes; The Sex-Change Society: Feminized Britain and the Neutered Male; America’s Social Revolution; The Ascent of Woman: A History of the Suffragette Movement; Londonistan: How Britain Has Created a Terror State Within; and The World Turned Upside Down: The Global Battle Over God, Truth, and Power.
4:51 am PT Approx. 8 min. Britain's Prince Harry at Arlington National Cemetery Wreath-Laying Ceremony Prince Harry participated in a wreath-laying ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknowns in Arlington ... Prince Harry participated in a wreath-laying ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknowns in Arlington National Cemetery. The event was part of a seven day American tour.
5:48 am PT Approx. 28 min. LIVE Plastic Gun Created by 3-D Printer ; Andy Greenberg talked by video link from New York City about the creation of the world’s ... Andy Greenberg talked by video link from New York City about the creation of the world’s first plastic handgun crafted by 3-D printers. The 16-piece plastic firearm, called “The Liberator,” was created by the Texas-based company Defense Distributed, which had posted prototype blueprints of the gun parts online. On May 8, 2013, the State Department demanded the company take down the blueprints, saying it wants to review the files for compliance with arms export control laws governing shipping weapons overseas. The blueprint had thus far been downloaded more than 100,000 times, and was still posted on servers in other countries. YouTube videos of the gun were shown in the background. Mr. Greenberg responded to telephone calls and electronic mail. 9:00 am PT Approx. 1 hr. 4 min. Book Discussion on The Democracy Project ; David Graeber talked about his book, The Democracy Project: A History, A Crisis, A ... David Graeber talked about his book, The Democracy Project: A History, A Crisis, A Movement, in which he argues that America’s political system is only responsive to the wealthy and has disenfranchised the remainder of the population. The author argued that the country’s understandings of democracy must be redefined and focused on inclusion and a greater engagement by the majority of the population. David Graeber spoke with Thomas Frank, author of What’s the Matter with Kansas, at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Library in Washington, D.C. 5:00 am PT Approx. 48 min. Ray Cline Interview Ray Cline, former chief Soviet analyst for the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), detailed the ... Ray Cline, former chief Soviet analyst for the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), detailed the growth of the Central Intelligence Agency under President Eisenhower, and described President Eisenhower as a “man devoted to the facts” who valued intelligence as a wartime leader and as the nation’s chief executive. Topics included U.S. covert actions in the 1950s, Soviet relations, the Korean War, CIA involvement in Iran, Sputnik and the “missile gap crisis.”
Independent producer George Colburn conducted this interview for the Eisenhower Legacy Collection, a series of documentaries on Dwight D. Eisenhower’s military and political career.
6:20 am PT Approx. 40 min. LIVE High School U.S. Government Exam ; ; High school government teachers Andrew Conneen and Daniel Larsen talked about the Advanced ... High school government teachers Andrew Conneen and Daniel Larsen talked about the Advanced Placement Government Exam that was to be administered the following week.*They discussed the content and structure of the exam and previewed sample questions and what students should be studying. They responded to telephone calls and electronic communications from high school students.
A video clip from June 7, 2012, was shown of Senator Kyl (R-AZ) speaking on the Senate floor about judicial review and Representative McKeon (R-CA) speaking on the House floor on July 18, 2012, about conference committees.
10:05 am PT Approx. 4 min. Michael Moss Online Book Club A video clip of Michael Moss talking about his book, Salt, Sugar, Fat: How the Food Giants ... A video clip of Michael Moss talking about his book, Salt, Sugar, Fat: How the Food Giants Hooked Us, was shown as the Book TV Online Book Club discussion of May 28, 2013, was promoted. 5:52 am PT Approx. 6 min. Revolutionary Era Printing James David Moran talked about selected items in the American Antiquarian Society’s holdings ... James David Moran talked about selected items in the American Antiquarian Society’s holdings from the American Revolutionary period.
The American Antiquarian Society in Worcester, Massachusetts, is an independent research library founded in 1812 by Revolutionary War patriot and printer Isaiah Thomas. The library’s holdings include more than four million items, and its collection of American printed materials prior to 1825 is the most extensive in the world.
7:03 am PT Approx. 57 min. Sequestration and Defense Department Budget ; Ashton Carter talked about the effects of sequestration on the Defense Department’s ... Ashton Carter talked about the effects of sequestration on the Defense Department’s strategic and budgetary priorities during a period of unprecedented fiscal uncertainty. He responded to questions from the reporters in the audience in the First Amendment Lounge. 10:09 am PT Approx. 5 min. Book Discussion on The Savior Generals ; Victor Davis Hanson talked about his book, The Savior Generals: How Five Great Commanders Saved ... Victor Davis Hanson talked about his book, The Savior Generals: How Five Great Commanders Saved Wars That Were Lost - From Ancient Greece to Iraq.
The interview, part of Book TV’s college series, was recorded at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University on April 24, 2013.
6:00 am PT Approx. 56 min. John Steinbeck's Portrayal of America ; David Wrobel spoke about John Steinbeck’s works and what they can teach us about American ... David Wrobel spoke about John Steinbeck’s works and what they can teach us about American history. He spoke at the University of Oklahoma’s “Teach-In” on the Great Depression and World War II.
8:09 am PT Approx. 12 min. LIVE President Obama Honors Top Cops Award Winners President Obama honored the 2013 Top Cops award winners of the National Association of Police ... President Obama honored the 2013 Top Cops award winners of the National Association of Police Organizations (NAPO). 10:15 am PT Approx. 37 min. Book Party for David Stockman ; David Stockman mingled with invited guests and made informal remarks at a publication party for ... David Stockman mingled with invited guests and made informal remarks at a publication party for his book, The Great Deformation: The Corruption of Capitalism in America. The event was held at the offices of Qorvis Communications in Washington, DC. 7:00 am PT Approx. 59 min. Economic Lessons from the Great Depression Christina Romer spoke about lessons from the Great Depression that are applicable to contemporary ... Christina Romer spoke about lessons from the Great Depression that are applicable to contemporary economic policy. She spoke at the University of Oklahoma’s “Teach-In” on the Great Depression and World War II.
8:23 am PT Approx. 36 min. Governor Jindal at New Hampshire Republican Fundraising Dinner ; ; Louisiana Governor*Bobby Jindal (R) gave the keynote address at a fundraising dinner for New ... Louisiana Governor*Bobby Jindal (R) gave the keynote address at a fundraising dinner for New Hampshire Republican state senators at the Radisson Hotel in downtown Manchester. He spoke about improving education in the country with more school choice and charter schools and the need for Republicans to stop talking about austerity and focus on “growth and opportunity” and growing the middle class. He also spoke about his family and personal story, noting his father grew up in India with no running water or electricity and was the first person in his family to go past the fifth grade in school. After the speech Governor Jindal mingled with the audience. 11:00 am PT Approx. 55 min. Book Discussion on Why Coolidge Matters Charles Johnson talked about his book, Why Coolidge Matters: Leadership Lessons from ... Charles Johnson talked about his book, Why Coolidge Matters: Leadership Lessons from America’s Most Underrated President, in which he recounts President Calvin Coolidge’s tenure and argues that his legacy has been distorted and subsequently disregarded. The author spoke about President Coolidge’s public and foreign policy initiatives and argued that Coolidge’s political thinking is pertinent to today’s political discussion. Charles Johnson spoke at the Allan P. Kirby, Jr. Center for Constitutional Studies and Citizenship in Washington, D.C. 8:00 am PT Approx. 59 min. Franklin D. Roosevelt and Presidential Leadership H.W Brands talked about Franklin D. Roosevelt and presidential leadership. He spoke at the ... H.W Brands talked about Franklin D. Roosevelt and presidential leadership. He spoke at the University of Oklahoma’s “Teach-In” on the Great Depression and World War II.
10:01 am PT Approx. 47 min. Cybersecurity Threats Witnesses testified on Justice Department and FBI resources and strategy against advanced cyber ... Witnesses testified on Justice Department and FBI resources and strategy against advanced cyber threats, and ways the federal government could work with local and state officials and the private sector. 11:55 am PT Approx. 4 min. Michael Moss Online Book Club A video clip of Michael Moss talking about his book, Salt, Sugar, Fat: How the Food Giants ... A video clip of Michael Moss talking about his book, Salt, Sugar, Fat: How the Food Giants Hooked Us, was shown as the Book TV Online Book Club discussion of May 28, 2013, was promoted. 9:00 am PT Approx. 38 min. Book Discussion on Black Americans in Congress, 1870-2007 Matt Wasniewski presented a history of African Americans who have served in Congress, using images ... Matt Wasniewski presented a history of African Americans who have served in Congress, using images from the Web site, “Black Americans in Congress.” He also responded to questions. Then former Congressman Ron Dellums (D-CA), a founding member of the Congressional Black Caucus, talked about his own experiences. This Avoice briefing at the Rayburn House Office Building in Washington, D.C., was sponsored by Representative Frederica Wilson.
10:51 am PT Approx. 42 min. Military Sexual Assault Prevention Response ; Defense Secretary Hagel spoke to reporters about the Sexual Assault Prevention Response ... Defense Secretary Hagel spoke to reporters about the Sexual Assault Prevention Response Initiatives.*Secretary Hagel said that sexual assault in the military is a “culture problem,” and needs to be eliminated. Major General Gary Patton also gave details on the eight new initiatives. 12:00 pm PT Approx. 56 min. Book Discussion on Bolivar: American Liberator Marie Arana, former editor in chief of The Washington Post’s Book World, talked about her ... Marie Arana, former editor in chief of The Washington Post’s Book World, talked about her book, Bolivar: American Liberator, in which she recalls the life of Simon Bolivar (1783-1830). Bolivar, a Venezuelan general dubbed “The George Washington of South America,” liberated six countries in South America from Spanish rule. Marie Arana spoke at Politics and Prose Bookstore in Washington, D.C. 9:39 am PT Approx. 5 min. Interview with Richard Norton Smith ; Richard Norton Smith spoke about his Civil War history tour titled, ... Richard Norton Smith spoke about his Civil War history tour titled, “Mr. Lincoln’s War.” The tour was to take place in June 2013, and was in honor of 150th Anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg.
11:34 am PT Approx. 36 min. Defense Department Sexual Assault Report ; House Armed Services Committee Member Jackie Speier (D-CA), talked about the Pentagon report that ... House Armed Services Committee Member Jackie Speier (D-CA), talked about the Pentagon report that found 26,000 people in the military were sexually assaulted in 2012, an increase of 33 percent since 2010, and she responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. Topics included possible reasons for the increase in complaints and procedures in a military sexual assault investigation. She also discussed her legislation, the STOP Act (Sexual Assault Training Oversight and Prevention Act) that would overhaul the way the military handles sexual assault cases. 12:58 pm PT Approx. 1 min. New Books Being Published New books being released May 14, 2013, were shown. New books being released May 14, 2013, were shown. 9:45 am PT Approx. 1 hr. 12 min. Immigration Policy History Three academics discussed the evolution of U. S. immigration policy. Each professor focused ... Three academics discussed the evolution of U. S. immigration policy. Each professor focused on a specific era, analyzing various laws and how each changed or shaped the American immigration landscape, from pre-civil war, post-civil war and up to current time. After their presentations, they answered questions from audience members.
This American Historical Association event was aimed at giving congressional staffers, members, and the public an historical perspective as Congress was working on legislation to reform the immigration system.
12:10 pm PT Approx. 17 min. Senators Murray and Ayotte on Military Sexual Assaults Senators Murray and Ayotte spoke on the Senate floor about sexual assault in the military. Senators Murray and Ayotte spoke on the Senate floor about sexual assault in the military. 12:59 pm PT Approx. 40 min. Book Discussion on In the Kingdom of the Sick Laurie Edwards talked about her book, In the Kingdom of the Sick: A Social History of Chronic ... Laurie Edwards talked about her book, In the Kingdom of the Sick: A Social History of Chronic Illness in America, in which she reports on the over 133 million Americans living with a chronic illness, who constitute three quarters of all health care spending. She spoke about the obstacles that the chronically ill face, including the limits of medicine, skepticism about many illnesses, and criticism that many have diseases that could be prevented. Laurie Edwards spoke at Brookline Booksmith in Brookline, Massachusetts and responded to questions from the audience.. 10:59 am PT Approx. 1 hr. 1 min. Q&A with Timothy Naftali, Part 1 ; Timothy Naftali talked about the oral history project he conducted during his tenure as director ... Timothy Naftali talked about the oral history project he conducted during his tenure as director of the Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum in Yorba Linda, California. He and his assistant, Paul Musgrave, conducted over 140 interviews recorded in various locations throughout the country. He stated the goal of the project was to obtain oral histories from members of Richard Nixon’s administration as well as other prominent figures from the Nixon era to obtain a bipartisan picture of the administration. His special goal was to use these interviews as the basis for a new Watergate exhibit at the library. A video clip of a Watergate hearing was shown and clips from several of the oral history interviews, which Mr. Naftali discussed. He also detailed the challenges he faced as the first federal director of the museum, which was privately run for 17 years prior to becoming a federal facility administered by the National Archives and Records Administration in 2007. This is part one.
12:32 pm PT Approx. 1 hr. 1 min. Immigration Reform Bill Markup, Part 1 The Senate Judiciary Committee met to mark up the Border Security, Economic Opportunity and ... The Senate Judiciary Committee met to mark up the Border Security, Economic Opportunity and Immigration Modernization Act, S. 744.
This portion contains the opening statements by the senators.
1:44 pm PT Approx. 1 hr. 1 min. Book Discussion on The Lawyer Bubble Steven Harper, adjunct professor at Northwestern University School of Law, talked about his book, ... Steven Harper, adjunct professor at Northwestern University School of Law, talked about his book, The Lawyer Bubble: A Profession in Crisis, in which he argues that that law profession is in need of reform. In his book, the author reports that there is an overabundance of lawyers, according to estimates by the Bureau of Labor Statistics 45,000 law students graduate each year and 73,600 legal jobs will be created this decade. Mr. Harper said that to remedy the situation law schools need to be more transparent about the realities of students securing employment and law firms need to devise a plan to better accommodate young lawyers. Steven Harper spoke at The Book Stall at Chestnut Court in Winnetka, Illinois. 12:01 pm PT Approx. 29 min. B&O Railroad Museum American History TV visited the Baltimore and Ohio (B&O) Railroad Museum to look at examples of ... American History TV visited the Baltimore and Ohio (B&O) Railroad Museum to look at examples of historic railroad equipment, including stagecoaches and wagons used on the National Road, and the first diesel locomotive.
1:34 pm PT Approx. 36 min. Immigration and Border Security Representatives from Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Customs and Border Protection, and the ... Representatives from Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Customs and Border Protection, and the Homeland Security Inspector General’s office testified on provisions of the immigration bill, the Border Security Economic Opportunity and Immigration Modernization Act. 2:46 pm PT Approx. 15 min. Book Party for Robert Ney's Sideswiped Robert Ney attended a book party for the launch of his book, Sideswiped: Lessons Learned ... Robert Ney attended a book party for the launch of his book, Sideswiped: Lessons Learned Courtesy of the Hit Men of Capital Hil, at the Monocle Restaurant in Washington, D.C. The author also made informal remarks. 12:31 pm PT Approx. 57 min. Washington, Jefferson and Slavery Henry Wiencek, author of An Imperfect God: George Washington, His Slaves, and the Creation of ... Henry Wiencek, author of An Imperfect God: George Washington, His Slaves, and the Creation of America, and Master of the Mountain: Thomas Jefferson and His Slaves, talked about the private and public views of Washington and Jefferson on the issue of slavery. Mr. Wiencek spoke at the Kansas City Public Library in Kansas City, Missouri.
2:12 pm PT Approx. 1 hr. 9 min. North Korean Human Rights Ambassador Robert King and others talked about the state of human rights in North Korea, the ... Ambassador Robert King and others talked about the state of human rights in North Korea, the difficulties involved with making progress on the issue, and efforts by the U.S. to help. Ambassador King in his remarks said that North Korea was holding between 100,000 and 200,000 political prisoners, and that foreign radio broadcasts were the most common way of receiving information from outside the country.
This discussion was part of the Institute for Corean-American Studies' Spring Symposium titled, “The Korean Peninsula Issues and U.S. National Security.”
3:02 pm PT Approx. 57 min. Book Discussion on My American Journey ; Mr. Powell talked about his book, My American Journey, published by Random House, ... Mr. Powell talked about his book, My American Journey, published by Random House, which chronicles his life, including his military service in Vietnam and the Gulf War and the rebuilding effort between the two conflicts. He also talked about the process of writing, including his cooperation with Joseph E. Persico, who collaborated with him on the book, and his tour around the U.S. to promote the book. He also commented on his political views and future plans. 1:30 pm PT Approx. 8 min. Marine Corps Air Station Yuma Colonel Robert C. Kuckuk toured Marine Corps Air Station Yuma, one of the major employers in Yuma, ... Colonel Robert C. Kuckuk toured Marine Corps Air Station Yuma, one of the major employers in Yuma, Arizona. Colonel Kuckuk spoke about the history of the base, its role during World War II, and its contemporary role as the operating base for the F-35 fighter aircraft.
C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles (LCVs) made a stop in their “2013 LCV Cities Tour” in Yuma, Arizona on April 1-4 to feature the history and literary life of the community.*Working with the Time Warner Cable local cable affiliate, they visited literary and historic sites where local historians, authors, and civic leaders were interviewed.*The history segments air on American History TV (AHTV) on C-SPAN3 and the literary events/non-fiction author segments air on BookTV on C-SPAN2.
3:23 pm PT Approx. 2 min. Weekly Presidential Address President Obama gave his weekly address. He talked about the recovery of the housing market ... President Obama gave his weekly address. He talked about the recovery of the housing market and urged the Senate to quickly confirm Mel Watt to lead the Federal Housing Finance Agency. 4:00 pm PT Approx. 1 hr. 22 min. Book Discussion on Payback Thane Rosenbaum spoke about his book, Payback: The Case for Revenge, in which he argues ... Thane Rosenbaum spoke about his book, Payback: The Case for Revenge, in which he argues that revenge and justice are not mutually exclusive ideas. In his book, the author contends that our court system would better serve victims of crimes by acknowledging and taking into account their feelings of vengeance in the adjudication of criminal cases. Mr. Rosenbaum presented his argument as part of a panel that included Federal Judge Denny Chin, New York Attorney General Eric Scheniderman, and attorneys Benjamin Brafman and Kathleen Hogan. The event was hosted by the Bar Association of New York City. 1:41 pm PT Approx. 1 hr. 10 min. Samuel Clemens And The American Empire Professor Ned Blackhawk talked about the representation of indigenous peoples in the early ... Professor Ned Blackhawk talked about the representation of indigenous peoples in the early writings of Samuel Clemens (Mark Twain). Professor Blackhawk is the author of Violence Over the Land: Indians And Empires In the Early American West.
3:26 pm PT Approx. 3 min. Weekly Republican Address Representative Martha Roby (R-AL) gave the weekly Republican address. She talked about the ... Representative Martha Roby (R-AL) gave the weekly Republican address. She talked about the Working Families Flexibility Act, passed by the House on May 8, 2013, which allows private-sector employers to offer employees the opportunity to accrue paid time off or ‘comp time’ in exchange for working overtime. 5:31 pm PT Approx. 1 hr. 12 min. Book Discussion on The New Digital Age ; ; Google’s Eric Schmidt and Jared Cohen talked about their book, The New Digital Age: ... Google’s Eric Schmidt and Jared Cohen talked about their book, The New Digital Age: Reshaping the Future of People, Nations and Business, in which they present their vision of a future in which everyone is digitally connected. During the event hosted by the Aspen Institute, the co-authors were interviewed by Aspen Institute president and CEO, Walter Isaacson. 2:53 pm PT Approx. 5 min. Interview with Richard Norton Smith ; Richard Norton Smith spoke about his Civil War history tour titled, ... Richard Norton Smith spoke about his Civil War history tour titled, “Mr. Lincoln’s War.” The tour was to take place in June 2013, and was in honor of 150th Anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg.
3:33 pm PT Approx. 27 min. Communicators at the Consumer Electronics Association Tradeshow Representatives from several technology start-up and established companies talked about their ... Representatives from several technology start-up and established companies talked about their newest devices to members of Congress and their staff attending the Consumer Electronics Association technology fair. Some of these devices included a company that recycles cell phones and pays the owners for them on the spot from a kiosk; another that prevents cell phone use while driving; and still another is a company begun by Iraq war veterans with software intended to widen benefits for veterans.
The fair was held at the Rayburn House Office Building.
6:43 pm PT Approx. 4 min. Michael Moss Online Book Club A video clip of Michael Moss talking about his book, Salt, Sugar, Fat: How the Food Giants ... A video clip of Michael Moss talking about his book, Salt, Sugar, Fat: How the Food Giants Hooked Us, was shown as the Book TV Online Book Club discussion of May 28, 2013, was promoted. 3:00 pm PT Approx. 47 min. Arlington House Re-Dedication Guests spoke at the rededication of Arlington House, The Robert E. Lee Memorial. This event ... Guests spoke at the rededication of Arlington House, The Robert E. Lee Memorial. This event was hosted by the National Park Service and celebrated the completion of the interior restoration and the return of the historic furnishings. Built by George Washington Parke Custis, step-grandson of George Washington, Arlington House was originally a memorial to the first president. Robert E. Lee married Custis' daughter, Mary, who was the great-granddaughter of Martha Washington, and it was at Arlington House that Lee resigned from the U.S. Army at the outset of the Civil War. Arlington House is the only national memorial to a former Confederate leader, and recognizes Lee’s post-war public efforts at reconciliation.
4:01 pm PT Approx. 1 hr. 30 min. First Lady Julia Grant William Seale and Pamela Sanfilippo talked about the life and influence of first lady Julia Grant ... William Seale and Pamela Sanfilippo talked about the life and influence of first lady Julia Grant and responded to telephone calls and electronic communications.*From a slave-holding family, she became the wife of the commanding Union general during the Civil War and relished her time in the White House. She was also the first president’s wife to write her memories. Her background, family life, and social style were discussed, including her relationship with Mary Lincoln. Topics included President Grant’s reputation including alleged drunkenness, business dealings and scandals, and his civil rights record. Several video clips were shown from the documentary The White House: Inside America’s Most Famous Home, and from the U.S. Grant Home State Historic Site in Galena, Illinois, and the White Haven and Hardscrabble houses at the Ulysses S. Grant National Historic Site in St Louis, Missouri.
This was the 11th episode in the C-SPAN series “First Ladies: Influence and Image.”
6:54 pm PT Approx. 5 min. Book Discussion on The Savior Generals ; Victor Davis Hanson talked about his book, The Savior Generals: How Five Great Commanders Saved ... Victor Davis Hanson talked about his book, The Savior Generals: How Five Great Commanders Saved Wars That Were Lost - From Ancient Greece to Iraq.
The interview, part of Book TV’s college series, was recorded at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University on April 24, 2013.
3:50 pm PT Approx. 49 min. Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire Remembered Kevin Baker spoke with four descendants of garment workers employed at New York City’s ... Kevin Baker spoke with four descendants of garment workers employed at New York City’s Triangle Shirtwaist Factory. They talked about the March 25, 1911 factory fire and about efforts to memorialize the victims. The fire took the lives of 146 garment workers, most of them young immigrant women, and led to many changes in New York’s labor laws and building regulations. This event was co-hosted by New York’s Lower East Side Tenement Museum and the Remember the Triangle Fire Coalition.
5:34 pm PT Approx. 11 min. President Obama Honors Top Cops Award Winners President Obama honored the 2013 Top Cops award winners of the National Association of Police ... President Obama honored the 2013 Top Cops award winners of the National Association of Police Organizations (NAPO). 7:00 pm PT Approx. 58 min. After Words with Christian Caryl ; Christian Caryl talked about his book, Strange Rebels: 1979 and the Birth of the 21st ... Christian Caryl talked about his book, Strange Rebels: 1979 and the Birth of the 21st Century, in which he argues that a secular, left-leaning consensus developed across the western world after World War II, and that a counterrevolution, representing a new era, began in 1979 with the election of conservative leaders in Britain and the U.S. and the overthrow of the Shah in Iran. He spoke with with Susan Glasser, managing editor of Foreign Policy magazine. 4:41 pm PT Approx. 15 min. John F. Kennedy's 1963 Presidential Recordings David Coleman, director of the Presidential Recordings Program at the University of ... David Coleman, director of the Presidential Recordings Program at the University of Virginia’s Miller Center, talked about audio recordings made during President Kennedy’s last year in office. He was interviewed at the 2013 Organization of American Historians meeting in San Francisco, California.
5:47 pm PT Approx. 6 min. Weekly Political Addresses ; President Obama gave his weekly address.*He talked about the recovery of the housing market and ... President Obama gave his weekly address.*He talked about the recovery of the housing market and urged the Senate to quickly confirm Mel Watt to lead the Federal Housing Finance Agency.
Representative Martha Roby (R-AL) gave the weekly Republican address.*She talked about the Working Families Flexibility Act, passed by the House on May 8, 2013, which allows private-sector employers to offer employees the opportunity to accrue paid time off or ‘comp time’ in exchange for working overtime.
7:59 pm PT Approx. 1 hr. 23 min. Book Discussion on Restoring Justice: The Speeches of Attorney General Edward Levi Panelists talked about the career and examined the speeches of former Attorney General Edward Levi ... Panelists talked about the career and examined the speeches of former Attorney General Edward Levi (1911-2000) who took office following the Wategate scandal. The panelists included Attorney General Eric Holder, former Attorney General John Ashcroft, Jack Fuller, editor of Restoring Justice and former special assistant to Edward Levi, and Geoffrey Stone, law professor at University of Chicago Law School. The program took place at the Logan Center for the Arts in Chicago. 5:00 pm PT Approx. 1 hr. 15 min. Culture and Society in the 1920s Michael Kazin talked about culture and society in the 1920s. He spoke about Prohibition and the ... Michael Kazin talked about culture and society in the 1920s. He spoke about Prohibition and the exploits of the gangster Al Capone, who eventually went to prison on tax evasion charges, the motion picture industry and the new production codes that sought to reduce sexuality in films, and the 1925 State of Tennessee v. John Thomas Scopes trial, in which a high school teacher faced charges of unlawfully teaching evolution in a state-funded school.
5:57 pm PT Approx. 1 hr. Supreme Court and the Death Penalty ; John Stinneford spoke about the Supreme Court and the death penalty at Ava Maria University Law ... John Stinneford spoke about the Supreme Court and the death penalty at Ava Maria University Law School and Federalist Society. He talked about the meaning behind “cruel and unusual punishment” and gave a historical perspective on the origins of the 8th Amendment. Following his remarks he took questions from the audience on torture cases and why lethal injection executions were not considered a “cruel and unusual” form of punishment. 9:29 pm PT Approx. 1 hr. 31 min. Book Discussion on Mortal Sins Michael D’Antonio talked about his book, Mortal Sins: Sex, Crime, and the Era of Catholic ... Michael D’Antonio talked about his book, Mortal Sins: Sex, Crime, and the Era of Catholic Scandal, in which he reports on the sexual abuse scandal in the Catholic Church. In his book, the author examines thirty years of sexual abuse claims against priests and the Church’s reaction. Mr. D’Antonio spoke on a panel with Barbara Blaine, president and founder of the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests, Reverend Thomas P. Doyle, attorney Jeff Anderson, and former priest and monk Patrick Wall. The event was hosted by the Culture Project at 45 Bleecker Street in New York City. 6:16 pm PT Approx. 44 min. The Feminine Mystique at Age Fifty Kirsten Fermaglich talked about the legacy and importance of Betty Friedan, her contributions to ... Kirsten Fermaglich talked about the legacy and importance of Betty Friedan, her contributions to the feminist movement, and how ideas in Ms. Friedan’s book, The Feminine Mystique, related to other social justice struggles of the 1960's. Betty Friedan’s The Feminine Mystique was published fifty years ago on February 19, 1963. Rowan State University in New Jersey hosted this event.
6:59 pm PT Approx. 42 min. Microbe Research ; Richard Connitt talked about his Smithsonian Magazine article, “The Body Eclectic,” on ... Richard Connitt talked about his Smithsonian Magazine article, “The Body Eclectic,” on microbe research., and he responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. The article states the federal government and private industry spend millions of dollars on microbe research. Mr. Connitt explained what microbes are and their significance, and some of the groups researching microbes.
This program was part of a “Washington Journal” series highlighting magazine articles.
11:03 pm PT Approx. 50 min. Book Discussion on Lady at the O.K. Corral Ann Kirschner talked about her book, Lady at the O.K. Corral: The True Story of Josephine ... Ann Kirschner talked about her book, Lady at the O.K. Corral: The True Story of Josephine Marcus Earp, in which she recounts the life of Josephine Marcus Earp (1860-1944), the common-law wife and partner of over fifty years to lawman Wyatt Earp. Ms. Kirschner spoke at Town Hall Seattle. 7:02 pm PT Approx. 47 min. Arlington House Re-Dedication Guests spoke at the rededication of Arlington House, The Robert E. Lee Memorial. This event ... Guests spoke at the rededication of Arlington House, The Robert E. Lee Memorial. This event was hosted by the National Park Service and celebrated the completion of the interior restoration and the return of the historic furnishings. Built by George Washington Parke Custis, step-grandson of George Washington, Arlington House was originally a memorial to the first president. Robert E. Lee married Custis' daughter, Mary, who was the great-granddaughter of Martha Washington, and it was at Arlington House that Lee resigned from the U.S. Army at the outset of the Civil War. Arlington House is the only national memorial to a former Confederate leader, and recognizes Lee’s post-war public efforts at reconciliation.
7:44 pm PT Approx. 40 min. South Korean President Address to Joint Meeting of Congress South Korean President Park Geun-hye spoke to a joint meeting of Congress about U.S. and South ... South Korean President Park Geun-hye spoke to a joint meeting of Congress about U.S. and South Korean relations. In her remarks she proposed an international park on the border with North Korea as part of a peace initiative to reduce tensions in the region. She was the sixth South Korean leader to address a joint meeting of Congress. 11:55 pm PT Approx. 3 min. Book Discussion on Women of the Washington Press Maurine Beasley talked about her book, Women of the Washington Press: Politics, Prejudice, and ... Maurine Beasley talked about her book, Women of the Washington Press: Politics, Prejudice, and Persistence.
This interview was held at the 35th Annual National Press Club Book Fair and Authors' Night, a fundraiser for the Eric Friedheim National Journalism Library held Tuesday, November 13, 2012, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.
7:51 pm PT Approx. 49 min. Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire Remembered Kevin Baker spoke with four descendants of garment workers employed at New York City’s ... Kevin Baker spoke with four descendants of garment workers employed at New York City’s Triangle Shirtwaist Factory. They talked about the March 25, 1911 factory fire and about efforts to memorialize the victims. The fire took the lives of 146 garment workers, most of them young immigrant women, and led to many changes in New York’s labor laws and building regulations. This event was co-hosted by New York’s Lower East Side Tenement Museum and the Remember the Triangle Fire Coalition.
8:27 pm PT Approx. 11 min. President Obama Honors Top Cops Award Winners President Obama honored the 2013 Top Cops award winners of the National Association of Police ... President Obama honored the 2013 Top Cops award winners of the National Association of Police Organizations (NAPO). 11:59 pm PT Approx. 1 min. New York Times Best-Sellers List The New York Times list of bestselling nonfiction books as of May 9, 2013. The New York Times list of bestselling nonfiction books as of May 9, 2013. 8:42 pm PT Approx. 15 min. John F. Kennedy's 1963 Presidential Recordings David Coleman, director of the Presidential Recordings Program at the University of ... David Coleman, director of the Presidential Recordings Program at the University of Virginia’s Miller Center, talked about audio recordings made during President Kennedy’s last year in office. He was interviewed at the 2013 Organization of American Historians meeting in San Francisco, California.
8:40 pm PT Approx. 6 min. Weekly Political Addresses ; President Obama gave his weekly address.*He talked about the recovery of the housing market and ... President Obama gave his weekly address.*He talked about the recovery of the housing market and urged the Senate to quickly confirm Mel Watt to lead the Federal Housing Finance Agency.
Representative Martha Roby (R-AL) gave the weekly Republican address.*She talked about the Working Families Flexibility Act, passed by the House on May 8, 2013, which allows private-sector employers to offer employees the opportunity to accrue paid time off or ‘comp time’ in exchange for working overtime.
12:00 am PT Approx. 58 min. Book Discussion on If You Knew Me You Would Care ; Zainab Salbi talked about her book, If You Knew Me You Would Care, in which she profiles ... Zainab Salbi talked about her book, If You Knew Me You Would Care, in which she profiles women who have lived through war and other horrors. For the book, she interviewed women in Afghanistan, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Rwanda, and Bosnia and Herzegovina. Ms. Salbi was joined by Rennio Maifredi, who photographed the women interviewed for the book. They spoke in the Cullen Room of Busboys and Poets at 5th and K Streets in Washington, D.C. 8:59 pm PT Approx. 1 hr. 15 min. Culture and Society in the 1920s Michael Kazin talked about culture and society in the 1920s. He spoke about Prohibition and the ... Michael Kazin talked about culture and society in the 1920s. He spoke about Prohibition and the exploits of the gangster Al Capone, who eventually went to prison on tax evasion charges, the motion picture industry and the new production codes that sought to reduce sexuality in films, and the 1925 State of Tennessee v. John Thomas Scopes trial, in which a high school teacher faced charges of unlawfully teaching evolution in a state-funded school.
8:48 pm PT Approx. 1 hr. Supreme Court and the Death Penalty ; John Stinneford spoke about the Supreme Court and the death penalty at Ava Maria University Law ... John Stinneford spoke about the Supreme Court and the death penalty at Ava Maria University Law School and Federalist Society. He talked about the meaning behind “cruel and unusual punishment” and gave a historical perspective on the origins of the 8th Amendment. Following his remarks he took questions from the audience on torture cases and why lethal injection executions were not considered a “cruel and unusual” form of punishment. 1:00 am PT Approx. 55 min. Book Discussion on Ninja Innovation Gary Shapiro talked about his book, Ninja Innovation: The Ten Killer Strategies of the ... Gary Shapiro talked about his book, Ninja Innovation: The Ten Killer Strategies of the World’s Most Successful Businesses, in which he outlines ten strategies that successful companies use to thrive. The event was a fundraiser for the National Press Club Journalism Institute at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. 10:15 pm PT Approx. 44 min. The Feminine Mystique at Age Fifty Kirsten Fermaglich talked about the legacy and importance of Betty Friedan, her contributions to ... Kirsten Fermaglich talked about the legacy and importance of Betty Friedan, her contributions to the feminist movement, and how ideas in Ms. Friedan’s book, The Feminine Mystique, related to other social justice struggles of the 1960's. Betty Friedan’s The Feminine Mystique was published fifty years ago on February 19, 1963. Rowan State University in New Jersey hosted this event.
9:51 pm PT Approx. 42 min. Microbe Research ; Richard Connitt talked about his Smithsonian Magazine article, “The Body Eclectic,” on ... Richard Connitt talked about his Smithsonian Magazine article, “The Body Eclectic,” on microbe research., and he responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. The article states the federal government and private industry spend millions of dollars on microbe research. Mr. Connitt explained what microbes are and their significance, and some of the groups researching microbes.
This program was part of a “Washington Journal” series highlighting magazine articles.
1:59 am PT Approx. 1 min. Book TV Fairs and Festivals A list of upcoming book fairs and festivals as of May 9, 2013 was shown. A list of upcoming book fairs and festivals as of May 9, 2013 was shown. 11:01 pm PT Approx. 29 min. B&O Railroad Museum American History TV visited the Baltimore and Ohio (B&O) Railroad Museum to look at examples of ... American History TV visited the Baltimore and Ohio (B&O) Railroad Museum to look at examples of historic railroad equipment, including stagecoaches and wagons used on the National Road, and the first diesel locomotive.
10:37 pm PT Approx. 40 min. South Korean President Address to Joint Meeting of Congress South Korean President Park Geun-hye spoke to a joint meeting of Congress about U.S. and South ... South Korean President Park Geun-hye spoke to a joint meeting of Congress about U.S. and South Korean relations. In her remarks she proposed an international park on the border with North Korea as part of a peace initiative to reduce tensions in the region. She was the sixth South Korean leader to address a joint meeting of Congress. 2:00 am PT Approx. 50 min. Book Discussion on Obama's Four Horsemen David Harsanyi talked about his book, Obama’s Four Horsemen: The Disasters Unleashed by ... David Harsanyi talked about his book, Obama’s Four Horsemen: The Disasters Unleashed by Obama’s Reelection, in which he presents his criticisms of the Obama administration. The author discussed four issues, including dependence on the government and an expanding national debt, that he believes are hurting the country. Mr. Harsanyi spoke at the 2013 Peak Freedom Festival in Colorado Springs, Colorado. The annual festival was sponsored by the Peak Freedom Forum and the Center for the Study of Government and the Individual at the University of Colorado in Colorado Springs. 11:30 pm PT Approx. 57 min. Washington, Jefferson and Slavery Henry Wiencek, author of An Imperfect God: George Washington, His Slaves, and the Creation of ... Henry Wiencek, author of An Imperfect God: George Washington, His Slaves, and the Creation of America, and Master of the Mountain: Thomas Jefferson and His Slaves, talked about the private and public views of Washington and Jefferson on the issue of slavery. Mr. Wiencek spoke at the Kansas City Public Library in Kansas City, Missouri.
11:19 pm PT Approx. 1 hr. 22 min. Hooman Majd on U.S.-Iran Relations Hooman Majd spoke about the history of U.S. relations with Iran. He talked about issues such ... Hooman Majd spoke about the history of U.S. relations with Iran. He talked about issues such as the U.S. support for the Shah, the 1979 revolution and hostage crisis, Iran’s nuclear program, and what he called the “cultural misunderstandings” between the U.S. and Iran. He responded to questions from the audience. 2:51 am PT Approx. 4 min. Michael Moss Online Book Club A video clip of Michael Moss talking about his book, Salt, Sugar, Fat: How the Food Giants ... A video clip of Michael Moss talking about his book, Salt, Sugar, Fat: How the Food Giants Hooked Us, was shown as the Book TV Online Book Club discussion of May 28, 2013, was promoted. 12:29 am PT Approx. 7 min. Yuma's Growth and the Colorado River Charles Flynn spoke about the role of the Colorado River throughout the history of Yuma, ... Charles Flynn spoke about the role of the Colorado River throughout the history of Yuma, Arizona. He talked about the role of the river during the Gold Rush, attempts to control the river after severe floods destroyed Yuma, and contemporary concerns such as overuse and pollution. He also spoke about efforts to conserve and protect the environment surrounding the Colorado River near Yuma.
C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles (LCVs) made a stop in their “2013 LCV Cities Tour” in Yuma, Arizona on April 1-4 to feature the history and literary life of the community.*Working with the Time Warner Cable local cable affiliate, they visited literary and historic sites where local historians, authors, and civic leaders were interviewed.*The history segments air on American History TV (AHTV) on C-SPAN3 and the literary events/non-fiction author segments air on BookTV on C-SPAN2.
12:43 am PT Approx. 1 hr. 8 min. North Korean Human Rights Ambassador Robert King and others talked about the state of human rights in North Korea, the ... Ambassador Robert King and others talked about the state of human rights in North Korea, the difficulties involved with making progress on the issue, and efforts by the U.S. to help. Ambassador King in his remarks said that North Korea was holding between 100,000 and 200,000 political prisoners, and that foreign radio broadcasts were the most common way of receiving information from outside the country.
This discussion was part of the Institute for Corean-American Studies' Spring Symposium titled, “The Korean Peninsula Issues and U.S. National Security.”
2:56 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. 12:40 am PT Approx. 1 hr. 10 min. Samuel Clemens And The American Empire Professor Ned Blackhawk talked about the representation of indigenous peoples in the early ... Professor Ned Blackhawk talked about the representation of indigenous peoples in the early writings of Samuel Clemens (Mark Twain). Professor Blackhawk is the author of Violence Over the Land: Indians And Empires In the Early American West.
1:52 am PT Approx. 6 min. Weekly Political Addresses ; President Obama gave his weekly address.*He talked about the recovery of the housing market and ... President Obama gave his weekly address.*He talked about the recovery of the housing market and urged the Senate to quickly confirm Mel Watt to lead the Federal Housing Finance Agency.
Representative Martha Roby (R-AL) gave the weekly Republican address.*She talked about the Working Families Flexibility Act, passed by the House on May 8, 2013, which allows private-sector employers to offer employees the opportunity to accrue paid time off or ‘comp time’ in exchange for working overtime.
3:00 am PT Approx. 50 min. Panel Discussion on Evolving Roles of Women ; ; Journalists and mothers Sharon Lerner, author of The War on Moms: On Life in a ... Journalists and mothers Sharon Lerner, author of The War on Moms: On Life in a Family-Unfriendly Nation, and Hanna Rosin, author of The End of Men: And the Rise of Women, talked about the evolving roles of women in society. Stephen Wrage, U.S. Naval Academy Professor of Political Science, moderated this discussion.
The panel discussion “Can Women Have it All? Or, Do They Already?” was held in Katharine Hall of the Key School at the 2013 Annapolis Book Festival.
1:55 am PT Approx. 3 min. B&O Railroad and the Civil War Daniel Toomey toured the the historic roundhouse building of the Baltimore and Ohio (B&O) Railroad ... Daniel Toomey toured the the historic roundhouse building of the Baltimore and Ohio (B&O) Railroad Museum in Baltimore, Maryland. The museum was marking the 150th anniversary of the Civil War with the ongoing exhibit “The War Came by Train.”
1:59 am PT Approx. 1 hr. 58 min. Boston Marathon Bombing Former Senator Joe Lieberman (I-CT)), Boston Police Commissioner Ed Davis, and emergency officials ... Former Senator Joe Lieberman (I-CT)), Boston Police Commissioner Ed Davis, and emergency officials testified on the April 15, 2013, bombing at the Boston Marathon. Questions focused on information sharing between federal and state officials. Commissioner Davis confirmed that Russia’s warning about Tamerlan Tsarnaev were never passed on by the FBI to Boston officials. 2:00 am PT Approx. 38 min. Book Discussion on Black Americans in Congress, 1870-2007 Matt Wasniewski presented a history of African Americans who have served in Congress, using images ... Matt Wasniewski presented a history of African Americans who have served in Congress, using images from the Web site, “Black Americans in Congress.” He also responded to questions. Then former Congressman Ron Dellums (D-CA), a founding member of the Congressional Black Caucus, talked about his own experiences. This Avoice briefing at the Rayburn House Office Building in Washington, D.C., was sponsored by Representative Frederica Wilson.
2:39 am PT Approx. 5 min. Interview with Richard Norton Smith ; Richard Norton Smith spoke about his Civil War history tour titled, ... Richard Norton Smith spoke about his Civil War history tour titled, “Mr. Lincoln’s War.” The tour was to take place in June 2013, and was in honor of 150th Anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg.
2:45 am PT Approx. 1 hr. 12 min. Immigration Policy History Three academics discussed the evolution of U. S. immigration policy. Each professor focused ... Three academics discussed the evolution of U. S. immigration policy. Each professor focused on a specific era, analyzing various laws and how each changed or shaped the American immigration landscape, from pre-civil war, post-civil war and up to current time. After their presentations, they answered questions from audience members.
This American Historical Association event was aimed at giving congressional staffers, members, and the public an historical perspective as Congress was working on legislation to reform the immigration system.