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

C-Span 1. Book TV. Book TV Schedule. After Words and Q&A. The first of the month brings “In Depth,” with Richard John Neuhaus.

Lamb Q[uestions] & Wesley Pruden A[nswers]; Herbert is Washington Times, Editor in Chief. On C-Span 1, this interview airs 8:00 and 11:00 Sunday.

After Words (Sun @ 6 & 10) will be an interview of Senator Zell Miller (D-GA), who discusses his new book A Deficit of Decency. by John Anderson, former presidential candidate.

He voices his concerns over the decline of Christian values, media irresponsibility, and a lack of role models in sports and music. Sen. Miller also explains that the inability of the Democratic party’s to effectively address these problems led him to deliver the keynote speech at the 2004 Republican National Convention.

After Words from last week (Gunnery Sgt. Jack Coughlin (USMC Ret.) is interviewed by Tony Capaccio, they discuss Shooter: The Autobiography of the Top-Ranked Marine Sniper.)

The first of the month brings “In Depth,” with Richard John Neuhaus. ” You can join this three-hour LIVE conversation with Richard John Neuhaus [noon to 3 on Sunday afternoon and repeated beginning at midnight] by calling in during the program or by e-mailing Book TV at booktv@c-span.org.” Neuhaus is “a priest of the Archdiocese of New York, is the president of the Institute on Religion and Public Life and editor-in-chief of First Things: A Monthly Journal of Religion and Public Life, the institute’s monthly magazine (www.firstthings.com).”

Two sessions deal with topics often discussed on this blog. One at Sat at 6:00 pm will be on will be Richard Haass and Robert Kagan, on their The Opportunity: America’s Moment to Alter History’s Course. “Mr. Haass outlines the ways in which the U.S. can steer its foreign policy in ways that gain world support without catering to the interests of others.”

The second is in the unattractive Sun at 2:00 a.m. slot; it is a discussion of Constantine Menges’ China: The Gathering Threat with Bill Gertz, William Hawkins, Michael Pillsbury, and Al Santoli.

Most of Saturday and Sunday morning are filled with thr The 2005 Book Expo America in New York City. (Schedule.).

Saturday at 8:00 pm, David Reynolds will discuss his book John Brown, Abolitionist. While Reynolds usual beat is more literature than history, his approach is closer to that of American Studies. His biography of Whitman and his study of the sensationalist culture “Beneath the American Renaissance” pull together pop culture, high culture, and political strains in an interesting way.