After Words

About After Words

Book TV's signature program After Words is an interview show in which authors of the latest nonfiction books are interviewed by journalists, public policy makers, legislators, and others familiar with their material.

After Words airs each weekend at the following times:

  • Saturday at 10pm (ET)
  • Sunday at 12pm (ET)
  • Sunday at 9pm (ET)
  • Monday at 12am (ET)

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"The Secret History of Wonder Woman"
Jill Lepore

Next air time: Thursday, December 25th, at 12:30pm (ET)
Approx. 1 hr. 9 min.
2014 Miami Book Fair: Viewer Call-in with Kris Paronto and Mark Geist, "13 Hours: The Inside Account of What Really Happened in Benghazi"
Mark Geist; Kris Paronto

Next air time: Thursday, December 25th, at 3pm (ET)
Approx. 38 min.
"The Seven Deadly Virtues: 18 Conservative Writers on Why the Virtuous Life is Funny as Hell"
Jonathan Last

Next air time: Thursday, December 25th, at 4:45pm (ET)
Approx. 53 min.
2014 Miami Book Fair: Pamela Paul, "By the Book: Writers on Literary Life from The New York Times Book Review"
Pamela Paul

Next air time: Thursday, December 25th, at 7pm (ET)
Approx. 52 min.
"Death of a King: The Real Story of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s Final Year"
Tavis Smiley

Next air time: Friday, December 26th, at 12am (ET)
Approx. 1 hr. 17 min.

Also Airing...

Thursday, December 25th

11:15am (ET)
Approx. 1 hr. 12 min.
"Forgotten Fifteenth: The Daring Airmen Who Crippled Hitler's War Machine"
Barrett Tillman
12:30pm (ET)
Approx. 1 hr. 9 min.
"The Secret History of Wonder Woman"
Jill Lepore
1:45pm (ET)
Approx. 1 hr. 11 min.
"Culture Worrier: Selected Columns 1984–2014"
Clarence Page
3:45pm (ET)
Approx. 56 min.
"Civil Rights and the Making of the Modern American State"
Megan Ming Francis
5:45pm (ET)
Approx. 1 hr. 14 min.
"The Perfect Kill: 21 Laws for Assassins"
Robert Baer
11pm (ET)
Approx. 59 min.
"Houses of Civil War America"
Hugh Howard

Friday, December 26th

1:30am (ET)
Approx. 40 min.
"The Reagan Enigma: 1964-1980"
Thomas Reed
2:15am (ET)
Approx. 1 hr. 15 min.
"The Real Custer: From Boy General to Tragic Hero"
James Robbins
4am (ET)
Approx. 1 hr. 26 min.
"When Lions Roar: The Churchills and the Kennedys"
Thomas Maier
5:30am (ET)
Approx. 1 hr. 10 min.
"The Hot Zone: The Terrifying True Story of the Origins of the Ebola Virus"
Richard Preston
6:45am (ET)
Approx. 1 hr. 5 min.
"Timeless: Love, Morgenthau, and Me"
Lucinda Franks

Upcoming Programs


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.    Mark Levin, Bonnie Morris, Peniel Joseph, Bing West, Luis Rodriguez, Amity Shlaes, Reza Aslan, Ron Paul, Mary Frances Berry, Joan Biskupic, Michael Korda and AEI President Arthur Brooks were our 2014 guests.

Jan 4, 2015  Tavis Smiley  @tavissmiley
Feb 1, 2015  Walter Isaacson @walterisaacson

You can watch all past In Depths online by using the "Search" function in the upper left hand corner of this website.


Here are some events that Book TV will be covering in the coming weeks:

12/9/14:   NYC, New America Foundation: Janine Wedel, Unaccountable; Zephyr Teachout, Corruption in America; Lawrence Lessig,    Republic, Lost

12/10/14  NYC, Macaulay Honors College, Jenny Nordberg, The Underground Girls of Kabul & Suki Kim, Without You, There Is No Us

12/11/14   Philadelphia, Gershman YMCA, Matthew Chistopher, Abandoned America

12/15/14   Philadelphia, National Constitution Center, Bill of Rights Day Book Festival



Book TV covers many book festivals each year, many of them LIVE.  In 2014, our festival coverage includes 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.