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  • C-SPAN 1 & 2 (times e.t.)

    Posted by Ginny on February 4th, 2005 (All posts by )

    C-Span this weekend features Lamb’s Q&A with Russ Feingold (8:00 & 11:00 p.m. Sunday, C-Span 1).

    C-Span 2’s “In-Depth” (3 hour phone-in) will be with Charles Murray (of Bell Curve and What It Means to be a Libertarian). The original (with call ins) begins at noon; it is repeated at midnight. His five years in Thailand (Peace Corps and USAID) from 1965-70 should also come up.

    The interviewer on the relatively new “After Words” is Rep. Harold Ford (Tennessee), who discusses with Essie May Washington-Williams her book, Dear Senator: A Memoir by the Daughter of Strom Thurmond. This will run at 6 & 9 Sunday evening.

    Check out the full week-end schedule for C-Span 1 and Book TV.

    Lex’s list. He notes:

    Thomas X. Hammes, The Sling and the Stone: On War in the 21st Century, November 2004 (A superior book. Explains how and why Western armies have been losing to insurgencies for 50+ years and what they might to prevail in the future. I hope to write about this book at length in the future.)

    Unfortunately, Hammes is on at 4:30 a.m. Sunday morning. (TIVO?)

    James Webb discusses his Scots-Irish roots, tracing the group’s ferocity from the time of Hadrian’s wall to contemorary America in his Born Fighting (1:00 Saturday afternoon). On Sunday at 3:00, Jared Diamond will discuss his new work, Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed. Hiteshew wrote an interesting review of Diamond’s earlier Guns, Germs & Steel in late December, which was followed by a lively discussion of both.

    At 3:00 on Satuday is a discussion of Robert Bremner’s Chairman of the Fed.

    An unusual quantity of literary subjects appear this weekend: at 8 on Saturday morning and again 7 Sunday evening poetry for children is discussed by Joseph Bottum, Dana Gioia, Christopher Hitchens, Tim Kelleher, William Kristol, and Mary Eberstadt. At 12:15 p.m. on Saturday the topic is Wodehouse, by his biographer Robert McCrum. And at 5:15 on Sunday another panel discusses “Literary Blogs and their Influence.”

    Those more interested in technology and science might enjoy the Sunday 10:00 pm guest, Dennis Bailey, author of The Open Society Paradox: Why the 21st Century Calls for More Openness — Not Less and the panel headed by Steven Pinker and Daniel Dennett that discuss their selections for The Best American Science and Nature Writing 2004, at 4:45 Saturday afternoon.
    Sam Harris discusses The End of Faith, appropriately enough Sunday at 10:30 in the morning.

    Other works on topics often discussed directly or indirectly here include Rwanda (Shake Hands With the Devil), Korea (The Korean Conundrum), and Special Forces (Masters of Chaos).


    One Response to “C-SPAN 1 & 2 (times e.t.)”

    1. Steve Says:

      Thanks for the heads-op, Ginny. I know what I’m doing this weekend: washing my dog, buying a dictionary, and feasting on C-SPAN.