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

C-Span 1. Book TV. Book TV Schedule. After Words and Q&A.

Sunday, May 8 at 3:45 pm, in memory of David Hackworth (note Lex’s obituary above), his 1989 Booknotes interview is rerun. The book he discusses with Lamb is About Face: The Odyssey of an American Warrior. In it,

Col. David Hackworth expresses his concern for the declining standards in the U.S. Army. . . .[he] discusses the controversial television interview he gave in 1971 where he criticized Army leadership and explains how it led to his early retirement from the Armed Forces.

Lamb’s first Q&A was with David Levin, co-founder of the Kipps program. Lamb returns to this topic as he interviews Justin Kamras, of Washington, D.C. and the National Teacher of the Year. Those of you who missed Krauthammer last week may catch it again on transcript or streaming video.

C-Span 2’s highlights and full schedule.

On After Words: Byron York, White House correspondent for the National Review is interviewed by Clarence Page, of The Chicago Tribune. They will discuss York’s book on the 2004 Presidential election, The Vast Left Wing Conspiracy: The Untold Story of How Democratic Operatives, Eccentric Billionaires, Liberal Activists, and Assorted Celebrities Tried to Bring Down a President-and Why They’ll Try Even Harder Next Time. At midnight on Saturday, last week’s After Words interview (of Linda Greenhouse by Tim O’Brien) is rerun. (Archives)

Books about wars and war times tend to dominate the week-end:
Viet Nam: Quang Pham A Sense of Duty airs three times. A book on Kent State is also discussed repeatedly.
World War II: Ronald Drez, Remember D-Day: Both Sides Tell Their Stories
and Max Hastings, Armageddon: The Battle for Germany, 1944-1945

Iraq: Another book discussed three times is Erik Saar’s Inside the Wire: A Military Intelligence Soldier’s Eyewitness Account of life at Guantanamo. Very early Sunday morning, Chalmers Johnson, John Koopman, & Evan Wright are in a panel from the 2005 Palm Springs Book Fest discussing the Iraq; this is followed by Andrew Bacevich’s The New American Militarism: How Americans are Seduced by War. And conspiracists will enjoy Griffin’s The 9/11 Commission Report: Omissions and Distortions. (Lamb’s admirable dedication to the open market place of ideas arises from a sense we will and can sort it all out, given time and wit. I have my doubts that Griffin’s sorting out is going to win the day.)

Vowell’s Assassination Vacation and a panel discuss American presidents; the lives of John Kenneth Galbraith and Benjamin Franklin also appear in sessions.