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

Book TV Schedule. After Words and Q&A. On C-SPAN 1, Lamb Q[uestions] & Charles Krauthammer A[nswers] (8:00 p.m. and again 11:00). (Krauthammer is, of course, the speaker of the “Quote of the Day” Lex put up Friday. Krauthammer, originally trained as a psychiatrist,

writes a syndicated column for the Washington Post that appears in over 150 newspapers worldwide. He is also a monthly essayist for TIME magazine, a contributing editor to The Weekly Standard and The New Republic, a political analyst for FOX News and a weekly panelist on Inside Washington. He coined and developed The Reagan Doctrine (TIME, April 1985), defined the structure of the post-Cold War world in The Unipolar Moment (Foreign Affairs, 1990/1991), and outlined the principles of post-9/11 American foreign policy in his much-debated Irving Kristol Lecture, Democratic Realism (AEI Press, March 2004).

C-Span 2’s highlights and full schedule.

On After Words: Linda Greenhouse, who reports on the Supreme Court for the New York Times. She discusses her new book, Becoming Harry Blackmun: Harry Blackmun’s Supreme Court Journey. O’Brien, a correspondent for ABC, used to cover the Supreme Court. At midnight on Saturday, last week’s After Words interview (of Jorge Ramos by Linda Chavez) is rerun. (Archives). And a similar topic, Kevin Ring’s Scalia Dissents: Writings of the Supreme Court’s Wittiest, Most Outspoken Justice at 11:15 Saturday.

Much of the schedule will be from panels at the 2005 Los Angeles Festival of Books. Saturday,May 30 schedule. Sunday, May 1 schedule. We can see the panel described by Lex’s friend – “Are We Making the World Safe for Democracy?” – at 8 & 11 Saturday. Other panels include “On The Front Lines: Covering War,” “Interrogation or Torture: Human Rights After 9/11,” “Lies, Deceit, & Cover-ups,” and “Brave New World: Monopoly, Media, & The Right To Know.” Appropriately, Sat at 9:00 am we can hear discussion of The New American Militarism: How Americans are Seduced by War by Andrew Bacevich.

May 1’s “In-depth” on C-Span 2 is going to devote three hours to Thomas Friedman; A&L links to a review of Friedman’s last book, The World Is Flat. (The review is not charitable; I’ve always enjoyed his ability to clarify with framing metaphors, though he clearly is not always able to distinguish between his boyish, energetic affection and his opinions (or conventional wisdom) and actual knowledge. He does not come off as an elitist (even though his understanding of both Central Europe & the central US are those of an inbred bi-coastalist). I guess I’m just a sucker for energy. Powerline is not.

I’ve always been somewhat curious about the who and what of “South Park Republicans”: Sunday at 4:15 pm Brian Park discusses his book: South Park Conservatives: The Revolt against Liberal Media Bias.