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, May 18
10:15 a.m. to 5 p.m. Live coverage of the 10th annual Gaithersburg Book Festival in Gaithersburg, Md. (Re-airs Sunday at 12 a.m.) Highlights include:
- 10:15 a.m. Rob Scheer, co-author of A Forever Family: Fostering Change One Child at a Time (Gallery/Jeter Publishing, $25, 9781501196638).
- 11:15 p.m. Vince Houghton, author of Nuking the Moon: And Other Intelligence Schemes and Military Plots Left on the Drawing Board (Penguin Books, $26, 9780525505174).
- 12:15 p.m. Chris Wilson, co-author of The Master Plan: My Journey from Life in Prison to a Life of Purpose (Putnam, $27, 9780735215580).
- 1:15 p.m. Etan Thomas, author of We Matter: Athletes and Activism (Edge of Sports, $16.95, 9781617755910).
- 2:15 p.m. Lorene Cary, author of Ladysitting: My Year with Nana at the End of Her Century (Norton, $25.95, 9780393635881).
- 3:15 p.m. Damon Young, author of What Doesn't Kill You Makes You Blacker: A Memoir in Essays (Ecco, $27.99, 9780062684301).
- 4:15 p.m. Susan Page, author of The Matriarch: Barbara Bush and the Making of an American Dynasty (Twelve, $32.50, 9781538713648).
7:10 p.m. Memorial service for former Librarian of Congress James Billington. (Re-airs Monday at 1 a.m.)
8:30 p.m. Michael Brendan Dougherty, author of My Father Left Me Ireland: An American Son's Search For Home (Sentinel, $24, 9780525538653). (Re-airs Sunday at 2:10 p.m.)
10 p.m. Anuradha Bhagwati, author of Unbecoming: A Memoir of Disobedience (Atria, $27, 9781501162541). (Re-airs Sunday at 9 p.m. and Monday at 12 a.m. and 3 a.m.)
11 p.m. Myron Magnet, author of Clarence Thomas and the Lost Constitution (Encounter Books, $23.99, 9781641770521). (Re-airs Sunday at 6:20 p.m.)
Sunday, May 19
8:50 a.m. Jill Biden, author of Where the Light Enters: Building a Family, Discovering Myself (Flatiron, $27, 9781250182326). (Re-airs Sunday at 10 p.m.)
12:55 p.m. Dani McClain, author of We Live for the We: The Political Power of Black Motherhood (Bold Type Books, $26, 978568588544).
4:40 p.m. Monica Smith, author of Cities: The First 6,000 Years (Viking, $30, 9780735223677). (Re-airs Sunday at 2:25 a.m.)
7:25 p.m. Rucker Johnon, co-author of Children of the Dream: Why School Integration Works (Basic Books, $30, 9781541672703).
11:05 p.m. Sarah Rose, author of D-Day Girls: The Spies Who Armed the Resistance, Sabotaged the Nazis, and Helped Win World War II (Crown, $28, 9780451495082).