This Weekend on Book TV: The Virginia Festival of the Book

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, March 31
12 p.m. to 5:15 p.m. Coverage from the 2018 Virginia Festival of the Book, which took place last weekend in Charlottesville, Va. (Re-airs Sunday at 12:30 a.m.) Highlights include:

  • 12 p.m. A discussion on torture with Mark Fallon, author of Unjustifiable Means: The Inside Story of How the CIA, Pentagon, and U.S. Government Conspired to Torture (Regan Arts, $25.95, 9781942872795), Andrea Pitzer, author of One Long Night: A Global History of Concentration Camps (Little, Brown, $30, 9780316303590), and Mohamedou Ould Slahi, author of Guantánamo Diary (Back Bay, $17.99, 9780316517881).
  • 1:27 p.m. A discussion on the environment with Charles C. Mann, author of The Wizard and the Prophet: Two Remarkable Scientists and Their Dueling Visions to Shape Tomorrow's World (Knopf, $28.95, 9780307961693), and Andrew Revkin, author of Weather: An Illustrated History: From Cloud Atlases to Climate Change (Sterling, $24.95, 9781454921400).
  • 2:38 p.m. A discussion on presidents and DARPA with John A. Farrell, author of Richard Nixon: The Life (Vintage, $19, 9780345804969), Will Hitchcock, author of The Age of Eisenhower: America and the World in the 1950s (Simon & Schuster, $35, 9781439175668), and Sharon Weinberger, author of The Imagineers of War: The Untold Story of DARPA, the Pentagon Agency That Changed the World (Vintage, $17, 9780804169721).
  • 3:47 p.m. A discussion on government with David Goldfield, author of The Gifted Generation: When Government Was Good (Bloomsbury, $35, 9781620400883), and Nancy MacLean, author of Democracy in Chains: The Deep History of the Radical Right's Stealth Plan for America (Viking, $28, 9781101980965).

6:30 p.m. Nicholas Tampio, author of Common Core: National Education Standards and the Threat to Democracy (Johns Hopkins University Press, $24.95, 9781421424637).

7:45 p.m. Charlotte Pence and Karen Pence, author and illustrator of Marlon Bundo's Day in the Life of the Vice President (Regnery Kids, $18.99, 9781621577768). (Re-airs Sunday at 10 p.m.)

8:30 p.m. Mitch Landrieu, author of In the Shadow of Statues: A White Southerner Confronts History (Viking, $25, 9780525559443).

10 p.m. James Swanson, author of Chasing King's Killer: The Hunt for Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Assassin (Scholastic Press, $19.99, 9780545723336). (Re-airs Sunday at 9 p.m. and Monday at 3 a.m.)

11 p.m. Jeffrey Rosen, author of William Howard Taft (Times Books, $26, 9780805069549). (Re-airs Monday at 5:30 a.m.)

Sunday, April 1
12 p.m. Live In-Depth q&a with Walter Mosley, author, most recently, of Down the River unto the Sea (Mulholland, $27, 9780316509640). (Re-airs Sunday at 12 a.m.)

3 p.m. A discussion on Appalachia with Elizabeth Catte, author of What You Are Getting Wrong About Appalachia (Belt Publishing, $16.95, 9780998904146), Steven Stoll, author of Ramp Hollow: The Ordeal of Appalachia (Hill and Wang, $30, 9780809095056), and Wendy Welch, author of Fall or Fly: The Strangely Hopeful Story of Foster Care and Adoption in Appalachia (Ohio University Press, $22.95, 9780821423028), at the Virginia Festival of the Book.

4:11 p.m. A discussion on American politics with Caitriona Perry, author of In America: Tales from Trump Country (Gill Books, $36, 9780717179534), Jason Altmire, author of Dead Center (Sunbury Press, $19.95, 9781620067772), and Nicole Hemmer, author of Messengers of the Right (University of Pennsylvania Press, $34.95, 9780812248395), at the Virginia Festival of the Book.

5:29 p.m. A discussion on science with Richard Harris, author of Rigor Mortis: How Sloppy Science Creates Worthless Cures, Crushes Hope, and Wastes Billions (Basic Books, $28, 9780465097906), and Dave Levitan, author of Not a Scientist: How Politicians Mistake, Misrepresent, and Utterly Mangle Science (Norton, $15.95, 9780393353327), at the Virginia Festival of the Book.

6:58 p.m. An evening with winners of the National Book Award.

11:15 p.m. Maya Dusenbery, author of Doing Harm: The Truth About How Bad Medicine and Lazy Science Leave Women Dismissed, Misdiagnosed, and Sick (HarperOne, $27.99, 9780062470805).

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