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

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

Lamb Q[uestions] & Bob Herbert A[nswers]; Herbert is New York Times columnist. On C-Span 1, this interview airs 8:00 and 11:00 Sunday.

C-Span 2’s takes an extended week-end over Memorial Day and emphasizes Memorial Day themes. C-Span 2’s highlights and full schedule.

On After Words, Gunnery Sgt. Jack Coughlin (USMC Ret.) is interviewed by Tony Capaccio (Pentagon Correspondent for Bloomberg News). Coughlin (USMC Ret.) discusses his new book, Shooter: The Autobiography of the Top-Ranked Marine Sniper. “He explains the creation of the Sniper Strike Team; a unit designed to make innovative offensive maneuvers. The former marine also discusses his combat experiences during Operation Iraqi Freedom and the U.S. invasion of Baghdad.” This airs On Sunday, at 6:00 pm and again at 9:00 pm.
Last week’s interview of After Words: Ronald Radosh by Jack Valenti airs at midnight Saturday.

The schedule emphasizes histories of war, battles, and soldiers returning home. Besides After Words, they highlight:

Sat at 4:00 pm and Mon at 1:00 pm & 10:00 pm Michael Sledge Soldier Dead: How We Recover, Identify, Bury, & Honor Our Military Fallen

Sun at 7:00 pm Rick Bragg on the World of Nonfiction

Monday 3:00 am & 2:15 pm Robert Schneller with Wesley Brown Breaking the Color Barrier: The U.S. Naval Academy’s First Black Midshipmen and the Struggle for Racial Equality

Mon at 5:45 pm and Tues at 12:00 am Roger Cohen Soldiers and Slaves: American POWs Trapped by the Nazi’s Final Gamble

Sun at 10:45 pm Simon Singh Big Bang: The Origin of the Universe

Appropriately, some works deal with specific Memorial Day themes, while others deal with the history of surrounding events.