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, October 19
8 a.m. James L. Swanson, author of The President Has Been Shot!: The Assassination of John F. Kennedy (Scholastic Press, $18.99, 9780545490078).
11 a.m. Najla Said, author of Looking for Palestine: Growing Up Confused in an Arab-American Family (Riverhead, $27.95, 9781594487088).
12 p.m. Book TV visits Erie, Pa., to interview several of the city's authors and tour its literary sites. (Re-airs Sunday at 10:45 a.m.)
4:45 p.m. Amanda Ripley, author of The Smartest Kids in the World: And How They Got That Way (S&S, $28, 9781451654424). (Re-airs Sunday at 6:45 a.m.)
7 p.m. Molly Knight Raskin, author of No Better Time: The Brief, Remarkable Life of Danny Lewin, the Genius Who Transformed the Internet (Da Capo, $25.99, 9780306821660). (Re-airs Sunday at 10 a.m.)
7:45 p.m. Mark Lee Gardner, author of Shot All to Hell: Jesse James, the Northfield Raid and the Wild West's Greatest Escape (Morrow, $27.99, 9780061989476).
9 p.m. Jesmyn Ward, author of Men We Reaped: A Memoir (Bloomsbury USA, $26, 9781608195213), at Square Books, Oxford, Miss.
10 p.m. After Words. Sally Quinn, co-creator of the Washington Post blog "On Faith," interviews Richard Dawkins, author of An Appetite for Wonder: The Making of a Scientist (Ecco, $27.99, 9780062225795). (Re-airs Sunday at 9 p.m. and Monday at 12 a.m. & 3 a.m.)
11 p.m. John Lott, author of Dumbing Down the Courts: How Politics Keeps the Smartest Judges Off the Bench (Bascom Hill Publishing, $17.95, 9781626522497). (Re-airs Sunday at 3:45 p.m.)
Sunday, October 20
12:15 a.m. Sasha Abramsky, author of The American Way of Poverty: How the Other Half Still Lives (Nation Books, $26.99, 9781568587264).
8 a.m. Keel Hunt, author of Coup: The Day the Democrats Ousted Their Governor, Put Republican Lamar Alexander in Office Early, and Stopped a Pardon Scandal (Vanderbilt University Press, $27.50, 9780826519320). (Re-airs Monday at 1 a.m.)
1 p.m. Jim Rogers, author of Street Smarts: Adventures on the Road and in the Markets (Crown Business, $26, 9780307986078). (Re-airs Monday at 1 a.m.)
7:45 p.m. Randall Kennedy, author of For Discrimination: Race, Affirmative Action, and the Law (Pantheon, $25.95, 9780307907370), at the Concord Bookshop, Concord, Mass.
10 p.m. Farah Jasmine Griffin, author of Harlem Nocturne: Women Artists & Progressive Politics During World War II (Basic Civitas Books, $26.99, 9780465018758).
11:15 p.m. Richard Moe, author of Roosevelt's Second Act: The Election of 1940 and the Politics of War (Oxford University Press USA, $29.95, 9780199981915), at Politics & Prose, Washington, D.C.