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 21
1 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Live coverage from the 23rd annual Los Angeles Times Festival of Books at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles. Highlights include:
- 1 p.m. Open phones with Jorge Ramos, author of Stranger: The Challenge of a Latino Immigrant in the Trump Era (Vintage, $15, 9780525563792).
- 1:30 p.m. A discussion on American culture with Caroline Fraser, author of Prairie Fires: The American Dreams of Laura Ingalls Wilder (Metropolitan Books, $35, 9781627792769), Dan Kois and Isaac Butler, authors of The World Only Spins Forward: The Ascent of Angels in America (Bloomsbury, $30, 9781635571769), and Vanda Krefft, author of The Man Who Made the Movies: The Meteoric Rise and Tragic Fall of William Fox (Harper, $40, 9780061136061).
- 2:30 p.m. Open phones with Tim O'Reilly, author of WTF?: What's the Future and Why It's Up to Us (HarperBusiness, $32.99, 9780062565716).
- 3 p.m. A discussion on biography with Jonathan Eig, author of Ali: A Life (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, $30, 978054443524), John A. Farrell, author of Richard Nixon: The Life (Vintage, $19, 9780345804969), Andrea Barnet, author of Visionary Women: How Rachel Carson, Jane Jacobs, Jane Goodall, and Alice Waters Changed Our World (Ecco, $29.99, 9780062310729), and Adam Federman, author of Fasting and Feasting: The Life of Visionary Food Writer Patience Gray (Chelsea Green, $25, 9781603586085).
- 4 p.m. Open phones with Adam Winkler, author of We the Corporations: How American Businesses Won Their Civil Rights (Liveright, $28.95, 9780871407122).
- 4:30 p.m. A discussion on the Trump administration with Steve Almond, author of Bad Stories: What the Hell Just Happened to Our Country (Red Hen Press, $16.95, 9781597092265), David Cay Johnston, author of It's Even Worse Than You Think: What the Trump Administration Is Doing to America (Simon & Schuster, $28, 9781501174162), and Sarah Kendzior, author of The View from Flyover Country: Dispatches from the Forgotten America (Flatiron, $12.99, 9781250189998).
- 5:30 p.m. Open phones with the panel above.
- 6 p.m. A discussion on labor with Susan Marquis, author of I Am Not a Tractor!: How Florida Farmworkers Took On the Fast Food Giants and Won (ILR Press, $29.95, 9781501713088), Rick Wartzman, author of The End of Loyalty: The Rise and Fall of Good Jobs in America (PublicAffairs, $30, 9781586489144), David Webber, author of The Rise of the Working-Class Shareholder: Labor's Last Best Weapon (Harvard University Press, $35, 9780674972131), and Bernice Yeung, author of In a Day’s Work: The Fight to End Sexual Violence Against America's Most Vulnerable Workers (The New Press, $25.99, 9781620973158).
- 7 p.m. Open phones with Sarah Kendzior, author of The View from Flyover Country: Dispatches from the Forgotten America (Flatiron, $12.99, 9781250189998).
- 7:30 p.m. A discussion on civic engagement with Susan Burton, co-author of Becoming Ms. Burton: From Prison to Recovery to Leading the Fight for Incarcerated Women (The New Press, $25.95, 9781620972120), Scott Martelle, author of Detroit: A Biography (Chicago Review Press, $16.95, 9781613748848), Ashley Farmer, author of Remaking Black Power: How Black Women Transformed an Era (University of North Carolina Press, $29.95, 9781469634371), and Nadine Strossen, author of Hate: Why We Should Resist It with Free Speech, Not Censorship (Oxford University Press, $24.95, 9780190859121).
Sunday, April 22
1:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Continuing live coverage of the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books. Highlights include:
- 1:30 p.m. A discussion on the legacy of slavery in the U.S. with Ethan Kytle and Blain Roberts, authors of Denmark Vesey's Garden: Slavery and Memory in the Cradle of the Confederacy (The New Press, $28.99, 9781620973653), and Kendra Field, author of Growing Up with the Country: Family, Race, and Nation after the Civil War (Yale University Press, $38, 9780300180527).
- 2:30 p.m. Open phones with Khaled A. Beydoun, author of American Islamophobia: Understanding the Roots and Rise of Fear (University of California Press, $26.95, 9780520297791).
- 3 p.m. A discussion on immigrants with Alberto Ledesma, author of Diary of a Reluctant Dreamer: Undocumented Vignettes from a Pre-American Life (Mad Creek Books, $17.95, 9780814254400), Lauren Markham, author of The Far Away Brothers: Two Young Migrants and the Making of an American Life (Crown, $27, 9781101906187), and Sasha Polakow-Suransky, author of Go Back to Where You Came From: The Backlash Against Immigration and the Fate of Western Democracy (Nation Books, $30, 9781568585925).
- 4 p.m. Open phones with Patrisse Khan-Cullors, co-author of When They Call You a Terrorist: A Black Lives Matter Memoir (St. Martin's Press, $24.99, 9781250171085).
- 4:30 p.m. A discussion on U.S. history with Howard Blum, author of In the Enemy's House: The Secret Saga of the FBI Agent and the Code Breaker Who Caught the Russian Spies (Harper, $29.99, 9780062458247), Yunte Huang, author of Inseparable: The Original Siamese Twins and Their Rendezvous with American History (Liveright, $28.95, 9780871404473), Steven Ross, author of Hitler in Los Angeles: How Jews Foiled Nazi Plots Against Hollywood and America (Bloomsbury, $30, 9781620405628), and Deanne Stillman, author of Blood Brothers: The Story of the Strange Friendship between Sitting Bull and Buffalo Bill (Simon & Schuster, $27, 9781476773520).
- 5:30 p.m. Open phones with David Corn, co-author of Russian Roulette: The Inside Story of Putin's War on America and the Election of Donald Trump (Twelve, $30, 9781538728758).
- 6 p.m. Reza Aslan, author of God: A Human History (Random House, $28, 9780553394726).
- 7 p.m. Open phones with Roger L. Simon, author of I Know Best: How Moral Narcissism Is Destroying Our Republic, If It Hasn't Already (Encounter Books, $25.99, 9781594038051).
8 p.m. A roundtable discussion on the impact of James Comey's book, A Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies, and Leadership (Flatiron, $29.99, 9781250192455).