Book TV airs on C-Span 2 this weekend 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, April 22
1:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Live coverage from the 22nd annual Los Angeles Times Festival of Books at the University of Southern California. Highlights include:
- 1:30 p.m. A panel discussion on writing biographies with Blanche Wiesen Cook, Leigh Fought, Lisa Napoli and Susan Quinn.
- 2:30 p.m. Open phones with Michael Eric Dyson, author of Tears We Cannot Stop: A Sermon to White America (St. Martin's Press, $24.99, 9781250135995).
- 3 p.m. A panel discussion on the Republican Party with Hugh Hewitt, Peggy Grande and Corey Fields.
- 4 p.m. Open phones with Cleve Jones, author of When We Rise: My Life in the Movement (Hachette, $27, 9780316315432).
- 4:30 p.m. A panel discussion on writing about history with Joe Jackson, Adam Hochschild and Michael Hiltzik.
- 5:30 p.m. Open phones with Rebecca Solnit, author of The Mother of All Questions: Further Reports from the Feminist Revolutions (Haymarket, $14.95, 9781608467402).
- 6 p.m. A panel discussion on the Syrian conflict with Alia Malek, Christopher Phillips and Elliot Ackerman.
- 7 p.m. Open phones with Corey Fields, author of Black Elephants in the Room: The Unexpected Politics of African American Republicans (University of California Press, $30, 9780520291904).
- 7:30 p.m. A panel discussion on the publishing industry with Lisa Lucas, Bonnie Nadell, Oscar Villalon and Sean McDonald.
- 8:30 p.m. Open phones with Hugh Hewitt, author of The Fourth Way: The Conservative Playbook for a Lasting GOP Majority (Simon & Schuster, $24.99, 9781501172441).
10 p.m. Ken Buck, author of Drain the Swamp: How Washington Corruption Is Worse than You Think (Regnery, $28.99, 9781621576389). (Re-airs Sunday at 9 p.m. and Monday at 12 a.m. and 3 a.m.)
11 p.m. Kevin Gutzman, author of Thomas Jefferson--Revolutionary: A Radical's Struggle to Remake America (St. Martin's Press, $29.99, 9781250010803).
Sunday, April 23
1:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Continuing live coverage from the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books. Highlights include:
- 1:30 p.m. A panel discussion on the environment with Miriam Horn, Lee Van Der Voo and Steve Early.
- 2:30 p.m. Open phones with Chris Hayes, author of A Colony in a Nation (Norton, $26.95, 9780393254228).
- 3 p.m. A panel discussion about California with Gabriel Thompson, Kimball Taylor, Christine Pelisek and Tim Hernandez.
- 4 p.m. Open phones with Gary Younge, author of Another Day in the Death of America: A Chronicle of Ten Short Lives (Nation, $25.99, 9781568589756).
- 4:30 p.m. A panel discussion on writing about history with Jeff Guinn, Annie Jacobsen and Douglas Preston.
- 5:30 p.m. Open phones with Mugambi Jouet, author of Exceptional America: What Divides Americans from the World and from Each Other (University of California Press, $29.95, 9780520293298).
- 6 p.m. A panel discussion about slavery and genocide with Sharla Fett, Benjamin Madley and Christina Snyder.
- 7 p.m. Open phones with David Horowitz, author of Big Agenda: President Trump's Plan to Save America (Humanix Books, $26.99, 9781630060879).
10 p.m. Daniel Sharfstein, author of Thunder in the Mountains: Chief Joseph, Oliver Otis Howard, and the Nez Perce War (Norton, $29.95, 9780393239416), at Parnassus Books in Nashville, Tenn.
11 p.m. David Nichols, author of Ike and McCarthy: Dwight Eisenhower's Secret Campaign against Joseph McCarthy (Simon & Schuster, $27.95, 9781451686609).