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Book TV's After Words features the author of a recently published hardback non-fiction book interviewed by a guest host with some knowledge, background, or connection to the subject matter of the book.
Recent programs:
  • After Words with Cal Thomas (1 hr. 3 min. - Saturday)
    Columnist Cal Thomas talks about his book, [What Works], in which he argues that American policymakers should already know what works, because history has shown us.
  • After Words with Zachary Karabell (57 min. 30 sec. - April 5, 2014)
    Zachary Karabell talks about his book, [The Leading Indicators], in which he argues that gross national product, balance of trade, unemployment, inflation, and consumer confidence should no longer be the primary basis for monetary policy.
  • After Words: Walid Phares (59 min. 42 sec. - March 29, 2014)
    Walid Phares talks about his book, [The Lost Spring], in which he argues that the U.S. has been making policy missteps in the Middle East as a result oil company influence.
  • After Words: Paul Taylor (59 min. 18 sec. - March 22, 2014)
    Paul Taylor talks about his book, [The Next America], in which he draws on data from the Pew Research Center to tell readers where the U.S. has been and where it's likely to go in coming decades.
  • After Words: George Nash (57 min. 30 sec. - March 15, 2014)
    George Nash, editor of [The Crusade Years 1933-1955: Herbert Hoover's Lost Memoir of the New Deal Era and Its Aftermath], talks about what is referred to as "the missing link" in the the Hoover memoirs.
  • After Words: Amy Chua and Jed Rubenfeld (58 min. 30 sec. - March 8, 2014)
    Amy Chua and Jed Rubenfeld talk about their book, [The Triple Package], in which they argue that successful ethnic groups in America have at least one of three characteristics: superiority, insecurity, or impulse control.
  • After Words with Gabriel Sherman (58 min. 16 sec. - March 1, 2014)
    Gabriel Sherman talks about his book, [The Loudest Voice in the Room], in which he provides a detailed look at the life of Roger Ailes, the former member of the Nixon White House who started Fox News Channel.
  • After Words: Aram Goudsouzian (56 min. 48 sec. - February 22, 2014)
    Aram Goudsouzian talks about his book, [Down to the Crossroads: Civil Rights, Black Power, and the Meredith March Against Fear], in which he tells the story of James Meredith, the first African American admitted to the University of Mississippi
  • After Words: Rep. Keith Ellison (1 hr. 1 min. - February 15, 2014)
    Representative Keith Ellison (D-MN) talks about his book, [My Country, 'Tis of Thee], in which he discusses his journey from Detroit to Minneapolis, his conversion to Islam, his election to Congress, and his leadership in the Democratic Party.
  • After Words with John Rizzo (55 min. 16 sec. - February 8, 2014)
    John Rizzo, the man who represented the CIA in the Iran-Contra scandal, talks about his book, [Company Man], in which he presents an inside look at the CIA's evolution from a clandestine organization to one at the center of political controversy.
  • After Words with Angela Stent (57 min. 36 sec. - February 1, 2014)
    Angela Stent talks about her book, [The Limits of Partnership], in which she argues that the U.S. relationship with Russia remains a top priority in the post-Cold War era because of the considerable Russian nuclear arsenal.
  • After Words with Felipe Fernandez-Armesto (1 hr. 3 min. - January 25, 2014)
    Felipe Fernandez-Armesto talks about his book, [Our America], in which he looks at the settlement and evolution of the United States from the perspective of Hispanic explorers, settlers, migrants, and residents across the Southwest and Florida.
  • After Words: Nicholas Johnson (1 hr. 1 min. - January 18, 2014)
    Fordham Law School Professor Nicholas Johnson talks about his book, [Negroes and the Gun], in which he argues that there is an unreported tradition of African Americans using firearms to defend their families and communities.
  • After Words with Ranya Tabari Idliby (57 min. 27 sec. - January 11, 2014)
    Ranya Tabari Idliby talks about her memoir, [Burqas, Baseball, and Apple Pie], in which she describes her personal experience of battling both Americans, who feared her family because of their faith, and fellow Muslims, who she argues distort Islam.
  • After Words with Yuval Levin (58 min. 35 sec. - January 4, 2014)
    Yuval Levin, founder and editor of [National Affairs], talks about his book, [The Great Debate], in which he discusses the origin of the political Left-Right divide, arguing that today's partisanship began with the debates over the French Revolution.
  • After Words with Peter Gottschalk (54 min. 48 sec. - December 28, 2013)
    Peter Gottschalk talks about his book, [American Heretics: Catholics, Jews, Muslims and the History of Religious Intolerance], in which he argues that religious intolerance has been strong in America since the middle of the nineteenth century.
  • After Words with Heraldo Munoz (1 hr. 1 min. - December 21, 2013)
    Heraldo Munoz talks about his book, "Getting Away with Murder," in which he reports on the international inquiry he led into the assassination of former Pakistani Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto.
  • After Words with Nicholas Carnes (59 min. 30 sec. - December 14, 2013)
    Nicholas Carnes talks about his book, [White-Collar Government], in which he argues that the socio-economic disparity between elected officials and the citizens they represent reflects an inability of legislators to relate to their constituents.
  • After Words with Michael Kimmel (57 min. 24 sec. - December 7, 2013)
    Sociologist Michael Kimmel talks about his book, [Angry White Men: American Masculinity at the End of an Era], in which he presents what he calls a comprehensive diagnosis of the fears, anxieties and rage of America's angry white male.
  • After Words with Brian Kilmeade (56 min. 48 sec. - November 30, 2013)
    Co-author Brian Kilmeade talks about the book, [George Washington's Secret Six], in which he tells the story of the Culper Spy Ring, six Revolutionary War spies who infiltrated British ranks and are credited with turning the tide of the war.
  • After Words with Larry Sabato (59 min. 47 sec. - November 23, 2013)
    Larry Sabato talked about his book, [The Kennedy Half-Century], in which he argues that each of John F. Kennedy's successors in the Oval Office drew from his record or his image to further their own agendas.

Book TV Schedule

Highlights

BookTV in Fort Myers, Florida
BookTV Visits Fort Myers, Florida

Next air time: Saturday, April 19th, at 11:45am (ET)
Approx. 1 hr. 15 min.
2014 San Antonio Book Festival: Bill White, "America's Fiscal Constitution: Its Triumph and Collapse"
Bill White

Next air time: Saturday, April 19th, at 1pm (ET)
Approx. 44 min.
2014 San Antonio Book Festival: Miriam Pawel, "The Crusades of Cesar Chavez: A Biography"
Miriam Pawel

Next air time: Saturday, April 19th, at 1:45pm (ET)
Approx. 46 min.
2014 San Antonio Book Festival - Panel on Stories That Shaped San Antonio
Ignacio Garcia; Nick Kotz

Next air time: Saturday, April 19th, at 2:30pm (ET)
Approx. 58 min.
2014 San Antonio Book Festival - Panel on the NSA, Big Brother, and Democracy
Heidi Boghosian; John Prados

Next air time: Saturday, April 19th, at 4:15pm (ET)
Approx. 1 hr. 1 min.
2014 San Antonio Book Festival: Richard Rodriguez, "Darling: A Spiritual Autobiography"
Richard Rodriguez

Next air time: Saturday, April 19th, at 5:15pm (ET)
Approx. 44 min.
2014 San Antonio Book Festival: Kevin Powers, "Letter Composed During a Lull in the Fighting"
Kevin Powers

Next air time: Saturday, April 19th, at 6pm (ET)
Approx. 51 min.
"Big Tent: The Story of the Conservative Revolution - As Told by the Thinkers and Doers Who Made It Happen"
Mallory Factor

Next air time: Saturday, April 19th, at 7pm (ET)
Approx. 46 min.
"Dispatches from the Eastern Front: A Political Education from the Nixon Years to the Age of Obama"
Gerald Felix Warburg

Next air time: Saturday, April 19th, at 7:45pm (ET)
Approx. 52 min.
"Maximalist: America in the World from Truman to Obama"
Stephen Sestanovich

Next air time: Saturday, April 19th, at 8:45pm (ET)
Approx. 1 hr. 5 min.
"Machine Made: Tammany Hall and the Creation of Modern American Politics"
Terry Golway

Next air time: Sunday, April 20th, at 5:45pm (ET)
Approx. 1 hr. 12 min.
Colby Military Writers Symposium - The Mark Johnson Show Interviews
Multiple Authors

Next air time: Sunday, April 20th, at 7pm (ET)
Approx. 1 hr. 51 min.
"Mission at Nuremberg: An American Army Chaplain and the Trial of the Nazis"
Tim Townsend

Next air time: Sunday, April 20th, at 10pm (ET)
Approx. 1 hr. 2 min.
"American Spartan: The Promise, the Mission, and the Betrayal of Special Forces Major Jim Gant"
Ann Scott Tyson

Next air time: Sunday, April 20th, at 11pm (ET)
Approx. 56 min.

Also Airing...

Saturday, April 19th

8am (ET)
Approx. 1 hr. 16 min.
"Fragile by Design: The Political Origins of Banking Crises and Scarce Credit"
Charles Calomiris; Stephen Haber
9:15am (ET)
Approx. 1 hr. 19 min.
"A Sliver of Light: Three Americans Imprisoned in Iran"
Shane Bauer; Joshua Fattal; Sarah Shourd
10:45am (ET)
Approx. 57 min.
"Not Cool: The Hipster Elite and Their War on You"
Greg Gutfeld
11:45am (ET)
Approx. 1 hr. 15 min.
BookTV in Fort Myers, Florida
BookTV Visits Fort Myers, Florida
2:30pm (ET)
Approx. 58 min.
2014 San Antonio Book Festival - Panel on Stories That Shaped San Antonio
Ignacio Garcia; Nick Kotz
4:15pm (ET)
Approx. 1 hr. 1 min.
2014 San Antonio Book Festival - Panel on the NSA, Big Brother, and Democracy
Heidi Boghosian; John Prados
8:45pm (ET)
Approx. 1 hr. 5 min.
"Maximalist: America in the World from Truman to Obama"
Stephen Sestanovich
11pm (ET)
Approx. 1 hr. 2 min.
"Falling in Love with America Again"
Jim DeMint

Sunday, April 20th

1:30am (ET)
Approx. 58 min.
2014 San Antonio Book Festival - Panel on Stories That Shaped San Antonio
Ignacio Garcia; Nick Kotz
3:15am (ET)
Approx. 1 hr. 1 min.
2014 San Antonio Book Festival - Panel on the NSA, Big Brother, and Democracy
Heidi Boghosian; John Prados
6am (ET)
Approx. 1 hr. 16 min.
"Why Government Fails So Often: And How It Can Do Better"
Peter Schuck
7:15am (ET)
Approx. 50 min.
"Slavery's Exiles: The Story of the American Maroons"
Sylviane Diouf
9:45am (ET)
Approx. 1 hr. 4 min.
"A Call to Action: Women, Religion, Violence, and Power"
Jimmy Carter
10:45am (ET)
Approx. 1 hr. 15 min.
BookTV in Fort Myers, Florida
BookTV Visits Fort Myers, Florida
2pm (ET)
Approx. 54 min.
"The Up Side of Down: Why Failing Well Is the Key to Success"
Megan McArdle
3pm (ET)
Approx. 1 hr. 15 min.
"Words Will Break Cement: The Passion of Pussy Riot"
Masha Gessen
5:45pm (ET)
Approx. 1 hr. 12 min.
"Machine Made: Tammany Hall and the Creation of Modern American Politics"
Terry Golway
7pm (ET)
Approx. 1 hr. 51 min.
Colby Military Writers Symposium - The Mark Johnson Show Interviews
Multiple Authors

Monday, April 21st

2am (ET)
Approx. 54 min.
"Taxifornia: Liberals' Laboratory to Bankrupt America"
James Lacy
4am (ET)
Approx. 1 hr. 51 min.
Colby Military Writers Symposium - The Mark Johnson Show Interviews
Multiple Authors

Upcoming Programs

IN DEPTH

In Depth is Book TV's monthly interview/call-in program with an author featuring his or her body of work.  It's LIVE on the first Sunday of every month.    

May 4, 2014 Luis Rodriguez  http://www.luisjrodriguez.com/index.htm 
 
You can watch all past In Depths online by using the "Search" function in the upper left hand corner of this website.

EVENT COVERAGE

4/14     Council on Global Affairs, Chicago: Carlotta Gall, The Wrong Enemy

4/15    RAND Corporation, Los Angeles: William Easterly, The Tyranny of Experts

4/16    Eric Quezada Center for Politics, San Francisco: Lauren Coodley, Upton Sinclair

4/17    Louisville Public Library, Louisville, Kentucky: Matt Taibbi, The Divide

4/24     Westfield State University, Westfield, Massachusetts: George Michael, Extremism in America

 

FAIRS AND FESTIVALS

Book TV covers many book festivals each year, many of them LIVE.  In 2014, our festival coverage will include book festivals in Tucson, Los Angeles, Chicago, Charlottesville, New York, Freedom Fest in Vegas, Brooklyn, the Roosevelt Reading Festival in Hyde Park, NY, Harlem Book Festival, the Texas Book Festival and Miami Book Fair International in November.  You can watch those we've already covered online.  Find them using the "Search" button in the upper lefthand corner of this homepage.

For a complete list of upcoming book festivals, click on the BOOK FAIRS tab at the top of the page.