C-SPAN 1 & 2 (times e.t.)

Book TV Schedule. C-SPAN 1 schedule. This week’s After Words and Q&A.

Thomas Sowell, one of the heroes from our masthead, spends an hour with Lamb.
On C-SPAN 1, Lamb Q[uestions] & Thomas Sowell A[nswers] (8:00 p.m. and again 11:00). Now Rose and Milton Friedman Senior Fellow at The Hoover Institution, Sowell’s Ph.D. in economics is from the University of Chicago. The link (which is the same as above) gives much information. His publications are numerous: the first is Economics and Analysis, published in 1971, and his last, Black Rednecks and White Liberals: And Other Cultural and Ethnic Issues, came out in 2005. Others include The Quest for Cosmic Justice (1999) and A Conflict of Visions: Ideological Origins of Political Struggles (1987). (Probably more knowledgeable Chicagoboyz can fill us all in on Sowell’s career and ideas.)

Back to C-Span-2 and Booktv’s schedule.

On After Words Sun at 6:00 and 9:00 pm, Senate Majority Leader Bob Dole (R-KS)

“discusses his new memoir, One Soldierís Story. Itís about his experience joining the Army in 1940ís, and becoming a platoon leader at the age of 21. He was stationed with the 10th Mountain Division and was part of an attack on the Nazi army in the Alps of Northern Italy. During the battle he was hit in the upper back by enemy fire which damaged his spinal cord. He is interviewed on his war time experience, and his rehabilitation by Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author, Rick Atkinson.

At midnight on Saturday, last week’s After Words interview (of Ernestine Bradley by Hadassah Lieberman) is rerun.

Another person often mentioned on this blog, Steven Pinker, will be on a panel at 3 a.m. Sunday; they will discuss the anthology of The Best American Science and Nature Writing 2004; with him will be Daniel Dennett, Atul Gawande, Mike O’Connor, Chet Raymo, Max Tegmark.

A relatively flashy and un-c-span-ish topic will be Jane Fonda’s new autobiography – My Life So Far. From Henry’s daughter to Barbarella through Hanoi Jane and on to Klute and exercise videos – she does reflect (in ways probably no more flattering to the rest of us than to her) the last half of the last century. Her presentations will be Sunday at 2:00 am and again at 7:00 p.m.

Saturday afternoon will be devoted (from 11:30 am to 5:15 p.m.) to the 2005 Annapolis Book Festival.

Lee Hamilton discusses his book, How Congress Works and Why You Should Care three times, Sat at 8:00 pm, Sun at 11:00 am and Mon at 7:00 am.

Books on nations: Hell Is Over: Voices of the Kurds After Saddam by Mike Tucker, as well as sessions on South American economics and Iranian emigres. Robert Conquest is on at 5:00 a.m. Monday morning; besides the bad timing, I had trouble hearing this interview when it was broadcast before.

Books on “things” include ones on the Erie Canal, FDA, Xerox, penicillin, codes, the last hours of the Twin Towers, Armistice Day, the Ponzi scheme, Washington during the Civil War.

People: Reagan, Madeleine Albright, Jefferson.

Plenty more and plenty more about all these, follow the links.