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, June 9
11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Live coverage of the 34th annual Chicago Tribune Printers Row Lit Fest in Chicago, Ill. (Re-airs Saturday at 9 p.m.) Highlights include:
- 11 a.m. Kerry Kennedy, author of Robert F. Kennedy: Ripples of Hope (Center Street, $28, 9781478918240).
- 12 p.m. Vicki Huddleston, author of Our Woman in Havana: A Diplomat's Chronicle of America's Long Struggle with Castro's Cuba (The Overlook Press, $29.95, 9781468315790).
- 1 p.m. Arlene Stein, author of Unbound: Transgender Men and the Remaking of Identity (Pantheon, $27.95, 9781524747459).
- 2 p.m. Jonah Goldberg, author of Suicide of the West: How the Rebirth of Tribalism, Populism, Nationalism, and Identity Politics Is Destroying American Democracy (Crown Forum, $28, 9781101904930).
- 3 p.m. Roger Biles, author of Mayor Harold Washington: Champion of Race and Reform in Chicago (University of Illinois Press, $34.95, 9780252041853).
- 4 p.m. Jacqueline Jones, author of Goddess of Anarchy: The Life and Times of Lucy Parsons, American Radical (Basic Books, $32, 9780465078998).
- 5 p.m. Wendy Pearlman, author of We Crossed a Bridge and It Trembled: Voices from Syria (Custom House, $24.99, 9780062654618).
7 p.m. Cecile Richards, author of Make Trouble: Standing Up, Speaking Out, and Finding the Courage to Lead--My Life Story (Touchstone, $27, 9781501187599).
8:20 p.m. Richard Munson, author of Tesla: Inventor of the Modern (Norton, $26.95, 9780393635447). (Re-airs Monday at 1:30 a.m.)
Sunday, June 10
11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Continuing live coverage from the Printers Row Lit Fest. (Re-airs Sunday at 9 p.m.) Highlights include:
- 11 a.m. A panel discussion on race relations in America with authors Issac Bailey, Vegas Tenold and Christian Picciolini.
- 12 p.m. A panel discussion on free speech with authors Nadine Strossen and Laura Kipnis.
- 1 p.m. Monte Reel, author of A Brotherhood of Spies: The U-2 and the CIA's Secret War (Doubleday, $28.95, 9780385540209), and Cam Simpson, author of The Girl from Kathmandu: Twelve Dead Men and a Woman's Quest for Justice (Harper, $27.99, 9780062449719).
- 2 p.m. Eliza Griswold, author of Amity and Prosperity: One Family and the Fracturing of America (Farrar, Straus & Giroux, $27, 9780374103118).
- 3 p.m. Jack Davis, author of The Gulf: The Making of An American Sea (Liveright, $17.95, 9781631494024).
- 4 p.m. Robert Kurson, author of Rocket Men: The Daring Odyssey of Apollo 8 and the Astronauts Who Made Man's First Journey to the Moon (Random House, $28, 9780812988703).
7:30 p.m. Michael McFaul, author of From Cold War to Hot Peace: An American Ambassador in Putin's Russia (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, $30, 9780544716247).