Book TV airs on C-Span 2 this week from 8 a.m. Saturday to 8 a.m. Monday and focuses on political and historical books as well as the book industry. The following are highlights for this coming weekend. For more information, go to Book TV's website.
Saturday, May 19
9:15 a.m. Political analyst and former U.S. Treasurer Bay Buchanan talks about her book Bay and Her Boys: Unexpected Lessons I Learned as a (Single) Mom (Da Capo Lifelong Books, $25, 9780738215136). (Re-airs Sunday at 7 p.m. and May 26 at 11 a.m.)
10:20 a.m. Book TV offers live coverage of the Gaithersburg, Md., Book Festival, including a panel titled "The Future of the Book and Bookstore." (Re-airs Sunday at 12 a.m.)
5:15 p.m. At an event hosted by Politics & Prose Bookstore, Washington, D.C., Jeff Himmelman discusses his book Yours in Truth: A Personal Portrait of Ben Bradlee (Random House, $27, 9781400068470). (Re-airs May 26 at 5:15 p.m.)
7 p.m. Hugh Brewster presents his book Gilded Lives, Fatal Voyages: The Titanic's First Class Passengers and Their World (Crown, $26, 9780307984708). (Re-airs Monday at 4 a.m.).
8:45 p.m. Lilly Ledbetter, author of Grace and Grit: My Fight For Equal Pay and Fairness at Goodyear and Beyond (Crown Archetype, $25, 9780307887924), recounts her decision to file a sex discrimination suit. (Re-airs Sunday at 2 p.m. and May 27 at 1:15 a.m.)
10 p.m. After Words. Wall Street Journal international editor Matt Murphy interviews Jay Nordlinger, author of Peace, They Say: A History of the Nobel Peace Prize, the Most Famous and Controversial Prize in the World (Encounter Books, $27.99, 9781594035982). (Re-airs Sunday at 9 p.m., Monday at 12 a.m. & 3 a.m., and May 27 at 12 p.m.)
11 p.m. Michael Klare discusses his book The Race for What's Left: The Global Scramble for the World's Last Resources (Metropolitan Books, $27, 9780805091267).
Sunday, May 20
7 a.m. At an event hosted by Penn State Bookstore, Happy Valley, Pa., Michael Mann presents his book The Hockey Stick and the Climate Wars: Dispatches from the Front Lines (Columbia University Press, $28.95, 9780231152549). (Re-airs Sunday at 10 p.m.)
9 a.m. Hal Weitzman talks about his book Latin Lessons: How South America Stopped Listening to the United States and Started Prospering (Wiley, $25.95, 9780470481912). (Re-airs May 26 at 12 p.m.)
10:15 a.m. Maggie Koerth-Baker discusses her book Before the Lights Go Out: Conquering the Energy Crisis Before It Conquers Us (Wiley, $27.95, 9780470876251). (Re-airs Sunday at 5:15 p.m. and May 27 at 7:15 a.m.)
8 p.m. At an event hosted by Busboys & Poets in Washington, D.C., Lisa Delpit talks about her book Multiplication Is for White People: Raising Expectations for Other People's Children (New Press, $26.95, 9781595580467). (Re-airs May 26 at 8 a.m.)
11 p.m. Amy Gutmann and Dennis Thompson present their book The Spirit of Compromise: Why Governing Demands It and Campaigning Undermines It (Princeton University Press, $24.95, 9780691153919). (Re-airs May 26 at 1:30 p.m.)