Topics from After Words, In Depth, and Q&A follow.
This Sunday Q&A (8:00 p.m. and again 11:00) on C-SPAN 1 features April Witt, a Washington Post reporter, who “walks us through a story she wrote about a West Virginia man who won the Powerball Lottery and how the money changed his life for the better and worse.”
On CSPAN 2: on BookTV ‘s After Words Senate Historian Donald Ritchie discusses his book, Reporting from Washington: The History of the Washington Press Corps. He is interviewed by John Dickerson, White House Correspondent for Time magazine.” (Last week’s “After Words” interview of William Hague by Martin Turner will be at Midnight Saturday.)
The first of the month In Depth series features a three-hour, phone-in interview with the Australian Nobel prize-winner, Dr. Helen Caldicott, This begins at noon on Sunday and is repeated at midnight. She is “one of the most influential women of the 20th century by the Smithsonian Institution” and will discuss her works: “Nuclear Madness” (1979), “Missile Envy” (1984), “If You Love This Planet: A Plan to Heal the Earth” (1992), “A Desperate Passion: An Autobiography” (1996), and “The New Nuclear Danger: George Bush’s Military Industrial Complex” (2001; revised 2004).”
The two books discussed in the history spots are Fred Anderson & Andrew Cayton’s The Dominion of War: Empire and Liberty in North America, 1500-2000, Saturday at 8 pm and Arthur Schlesinger Jr., Ted Widmer, Jean Baker, Josiah Bunting III, Zachary Karabell, The Other U.S. Presidents Sunday at 7 pm. Bill Kurtis discusses his topical book Saturday at 2:30 pm, The Death Penalty on Trial: Crisis in American Justice.
A panel that is likely to be interesting will air Saturday at 3:30 in the afternoon and Monday at 6:30 a.m. Prompted by the release of the 2nd edition of Every War Must End, Fred Charles Ikle, Zbigniew Brzezinski, Thomas Ricks, John Lehman, and Dov Zakheim will discuss how wars end. The effects of wars are the subjects of several discussions, most directly a set of three beginning at 6:30 on Sunday evening: David Anderson, Histories of the Hanged: The Dirty War in Kenya and the End of Empire; then at 7:30 Courtney Angela Brkic, The Stone Fields: An Epitaph for the Living discusses the war in Bosnia, and at 8 Ella Hilton’s Displaced Person: A Girl’s Life in Russia, Germany, and America describes post-WWII life.
Stacey Bredhoff discusses art from the national archives in her The Charters of Freedom: A New World at Hand Saturday at 9:15.
Contrasting arguments of free markets include Rep. Sherrod Brown, Myths of Free Trade: Why American Trade Policy Has Failed at 11 Sat. night and Peter Schwartz’s The Virtue of Selfishness: Why Achieving Your Happiness Is Your Highest Moral Purpose.
Sunday at 10, Christina Vella discusses The Hitler Kiss: A Memoir of the Czech Resistance.