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  • In Depth with Sam Quinones

    In Depth with Sam Quinones

    Author and journalist Sam Quinones joined Book TV to talk and take calls about immigration issues and the drug epidemic in the United States. His books include “True Tales from Another Mexico,” "Dreamland," and, most recently, “The Least of Us.”

  • After Words with Steve Forbes

    After Words with Steve Forbes

    Forbes Media chairman Steve Forbes offered his thoughts on what’s causing inflation in the U.S. and how to fix it. He was interviewed by New York Times economics reporter Jeanna Smialek.

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  • After Words with Justin Gest

    After Words with Justin Gest

    Will the U.S. face a shift in its majority minority demographics? George Mason University professor Justin Gest looked at six countries that experienced changing demographics in the past and how each responded. He was interviewed by Pew Research Center’s Mark…

  • After Words with Deborah Birx

    After Words with Deborah Birx

    Dr. Deborah Birx provided her first-hand account of the Trump administration’s response to the COVID-19 health crisis and discussed preventing the next pandemic. She was interviewed by Georgetown University law professor and director of the Institute for…

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  • <em>Chasing the Light</em>

    Chasing the Light

    Director and screenwriter Oliver Stone spoke about his life and film career. The Palm Beach Book Festival in Florida hosted this event.

  • <em>Watergate: A New History</em>

    Watergate: A New History

    Historian Garrett Graff provides a comprehensive history of the Watergate scandal, from the 1972 break-in at the DNC to President Nixon’s resignation two years later. The Palm Beach Book Festival in Florida hosted this event.

  • <em>South to America</em>

    South to America

    Princeton University African American studies professor and native Alabaman Imani Perry provided a history of America through her travels in the South. The Palm Beach Book Festival in Florida hosted this event.

  • <em>Dragonslayers</em>

    Dragonslayers

    Larry Schweikart, professor of history at the University of Dayton, talked about six presidents - Lincoln, Grover Cleveland, Theodore Roosevelt, JFK, Reagan, and Trump - who he says took on the Washington “swamp” after taking office. This event was hosted by…

  • After Words with Steve Forbes

    After Words with Steve Forbes

    Forbes Media chairman Steve Forbes offered his thoughts on what’s causing inflation in the U.S. and how to fix it. He was interviewed by New York Times economics reporter Jeanna Smialek.

  • Ford Foundation President Darren Walker and Tulane University President Michael Fitts

    Ford Foundation President Darren Walker and Tulane University President Michael Fitts

    Darren Walker, president of the Ford Foundation, discussed his book, From Generosity to Justice, with Michael Fitts, president of Tulane University, at the inaugural New Orleans Book Festival. The festival was held in person at the university.

  • <em>A Shot to Save the World</em>

    A Shot to Save the World

    Wall Street Journal investigative journalist Gregory Zuckerman talked about the scientists, business leaders, and government officials behind the development of the COVID-19 vaccine. This event was hosted by the Greenwich Library in Connecticut.

  • AB

    AB

    Publishing industry news and insider interviews, and a look at current non-fiction books featured on C-SPAN’s BookTV. In this episode we talked to Thomas Spence, president and publisher of Regnery Publishing.

  • <em>The Hard Sell</em>

    The Hard Sell

    Journalist Evan Hughes looked at how the pharmaceutical company Insys Therapeutics developed, marketed and profited from selling fentanyl, the most potent opioid, and the subsequent criminal case brought against the drugmaker. Powerhouse Arena in New York…

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