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, November 18
10:30 a.m. to 5:45 p.m. Live coverage of the Miami Book Fair, at Miami Dade College in Miami, Fla. (Re-airs Saturday at 9 p.m.). Highlights include:
- 10:30 a.m. Chris Matthews, author of Bobby Kennedy: A Raging Spirit (Simon & Schuster, $28.99, 9781501111860).
- 11:15 a.m. Larry Pressler, author of Neighbors in Arms: An American Senator's Quest for Disarmament in a Nuclear Subcontinent (Penguin/Viking, $29, 9780670089314).
- 11:30 a.m. Norman Ornstein, co-author of One Nation After Trump: A Guide for the Perplexed, the Disillusioned, the Desperate, and the Not-Yet Deported (St. Martin's Press, $25.99, 9781250164056).
- 12:45 p.m. Helen Thorpe, author of The Newcomers: Finding Refuge, Friendship, and Hope in an American Classroom (Scribner, $28, 9781501159091).
- 1 p.m. Walter Isaacson, author of Leonardo da Vinci (Simon & Schuster, $35, 9781501139154).
- 1:45 p.m. Open phones with Mitchell Kaplan, owner of Books and Books bookstore and co-founder of the Miami Book Fair.
- 2:20 p.m. Open phones with Chris Matthews.
- 3 p.m. Salman Rushdie, author of The Golden House: A Novel (Random House, $28.99, 9780399592805).
- 4 p.m. Katy Tur, author of Unbelievable: My Front-Row Seat to the Craziest Campaign in American History (Dey Street Books, $26.99, 9780062684929).
- 5 p.m. Khizr Khan, author of An American Family: A Memoir of Hope and Sacrifice (Random House, $27, 9780399592492).
- 5:45 p.m. Open phones with Katy Tur.
6:30 p.m. C-SPAN's Local Content Vehicles tour historical and literary sites in Burlington, Vt.
7:45 p.m. Scott Adams, author of Win Bigly: Persuasion in a World Where Facts Don't Matter (Portfolio, $27, 9780735219717).
Sunday, November 19
10:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Continuing live coverage from the Miami Book Fair. (Re-airs Sunday at 11 p.m.). Highlights include:
- 10:30 a.m. Charles J. Sykes, author of How the Right Lost Its Mind (St. Martin's Press, $27.99, 9781250147172).
- 11:15 a.m. Jefferson Morley, author of Ghost, The: The Secret Life of CIA Spymaster James Jesus Angleton (St. Martin's Press, $27.99, 9781250080615).
- 11:30 a.m. Van Jones, author of Beyond the Messy Truth: How We Came Apart, How We Come Together (Ballantine, $27, 9780399180026).
- 1:15 p.m. Open phones with Charles J. Sykes.
- 2:10 p.m. Open phones with Sharyl Attkisson, author of The Smear: How Shady Political Operatives and Fake News Control What You See, What You Think, and How You Vote (Harper, $27.99, 9780062468161).
- 3 p.m. Les Standiford, author of The Man Who Invented Christmas: How Charles Dickens's A Christmas Carol Rescued His Career and Revived Our Holiday Spirits (Broadway, $17, 9781524762469).
- 3:45 p.m. Beverly Daniel Tatum, author of Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria?: And Other Conversations About Race (Basic Books, $18.99, 9780465060689).
- 4 p.m. Poet Laureates Robert Haas and Charles Simic discuss their literary lives.
- 5:15 p.m. Edwidge Danticat, author of The Art of Death: Writing the Final Story (Graywolf Press, $14, 9781555977771).
- 5:30 p.m. Kurt Andersen, author of Fantasyland: How America Went Haywire: A 500-Year History (Random House, $30, 9781400067213), and Mark Bowden, author of Hue 1968: A Turning Point of the American War in Vietnam (Atlantic Monthly Press, $30, 9780802127006).
- 6:30 p.m. Senator Al Franken, author of Al Franken, Giant of the Senate (Twelve, $28, 9781455540419).
7:30 p.m. Rebecca Costa, author of On the Verge (RosettaBooks, $27.99, 9780795350573).
8 p.m. Coverage of the 68th annual National Book Awards in New York City.