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 14
10:30 a.m. Reid Wilson, author of Epidemic: Ebola and the Global Scramble to Prevent the Next Killer Outbreak (Brookings Institution Press, $25.99, 9780815731351), at Kramerbooks and Afterwords in Washington, D.C. (Re-airs Monday at 2 a.m.)
12 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Coverage from the San Antonio Book Festival, which occurred on April 7 at the Central Library and Southwest School of Art in downtown San Antonio, Tex. (Re-airs Sunday at 12 a.m.) Highlights include:
- 12 p.m. A discussion on the U.S.-Mexico border with Francisco Cantú, author of The Line Becomes a River: Dispatches from the Border (Riverhead, $26, 9780735217713), and Stephanie Elizondo Griest, author of All the Agents and Saints: Dispatches from the U.S. Borderlands (University of North Carolina Press, $30, 9781469631592).
- 1:05 p.m. Seamus McGraw, author of A Thirsty Land: The Making of an American Water Crisis (University of Texas Press, $27.95, 9781477310311).
- 1:51 p.m. A discussion on immigration with Lauren Markham, author of The Far Away Brothers: Two Young Migrants and the Making of an American Life (Crown, $27, 9781101906187), and Natalia Sylvester, author of Everyone Knows You Go Home (Little A, $24.95, 9781542046374).
- 2:51 p.m. A discussion on class in America with J.R. Helton, author of Bad Jobs and Poor Decisions: Dispatches from the Working Class (Liveright, $25.95, 9781631492877), Bryan Mealer, author of The Kings of Big Spring: God, Oil, and One Family's Search for the American Dream (Flatiron, $27.99, 9781250058911), and José Antonio Rodríguez, author of House Built on Ashes: A Memoir (University of Oklahoma Press, $19.95, 9780806155012).
- 3:52 p.m. Henry Cisneros, co-author of Building Equitable Cities: How to Drive Economic Mobility and Regional Growth (Urban Land Institute, $14.95, 9780874204117).
- 4:40 p.m. Mark K. Updegrove, author of The Last Republicans: Inside the Extraordinary Relationship Between George H.W. Bush and George W. Bush (Harper, $29.99, 9780062654120).
6 p.m. Keith E. Whittington, author of Speak Freely: Why Universities Must Defend Free Speech (Princeton University Press, $24.95, 9780691181608).
7:30 p.m. Book TV tours Black Classic Press and interviews its founder, Paul Coates. (Re-airs Sunday at 10 p.m.)
8:30 p.m. A discussion on technology and its impacts on the brain with Leonard Mlodinow, author of Elastic: Flexible Thinking in a Time of Change (Pantheon, $28.95, 9781101870921), and Deepak Chopra, author of The Healing Self: A Revolutionary New Plan to Supercharge Your Immunity and Stay Well for Life (Harmony, $26, 9780451495525).
10 p.m. David Corn and Michael Isikoff, authors of Russian Roulette: The Inside Story of Putin's War on America and the Election of Donald Trump (Twelve, $30, 9781538728758). (Re-airs Sunday at 9 p.m. and Monday at 12 a.m. and 3 a.m.)
11 p.m. Rod Dreher, author of The Benedict Option: A Strategy for Christians in a Post-Christian Nation (Sentinel, $17, 9780735213302). (Re-airs Sunday at 8 p.m.)
Sunday, April 15
2:30 p.m. Hannah Jewell, author of She Caused a Riot: 100 Unknown Women Who Built Cities, Sparked Revolutions, and Massively Crushed It (Sourcebooks, $22.99, 9781492662921), at Kramerbooks and Afterwords in Washington, D.C.
4:30 p.m. Michael Honey, author of To the Promised Land: Martin Luther King and the Fight for Economic Justice (Norton, $25.95, 9780393651263). (Re-airs Monday at 4 a.m.)
5:47 p.m. Joseph Rosenbloom, author of Redemption: Martin Luther King Jr.'s Last 31 Hours (Beacon Press, $24.95, 9780807083383). (Re-airs Monday at 5:17 a.m.)
7:10 p.m. Jason Sokol, author of The Heavens Might Crack: The Death and Legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. (Basic Books, $32, 9780465055913), at Water Street Bookstore in Exeter, N.H.
11 p.m. Sarah B. Snyder, author of From Selma to Moscow: How Human Rights Activists Transformed U.S. Foreign Policy (Columbia University Press, $30, 9780231169479), at Politics & Prose in Washington, D.C.