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

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

Lamb Q[uestions] & Tracy Webber and Charles Ornstein [A]nswer.

Charles & Tracy were the lead reporters who spent a year investigating Martin Luther King Jr./Drew Medical Center, located in Los Angeles. The series, which was published in December 2004, focused on the hospital’s medical lapses, its managerial problems and the political situation there. The newspaper received a Pulitzer Prize Award for Public Service and a RFK Memorial Journalism Award for the series.

After Words Sun at 6:00 pm & again at 9:00 pm will focus on The Nation’s Victor Navasky, interviewed by David Frum. They will discuss Navasky’s “new memoir — A Matter of Opinion — and reflect. . . on his career in journalism.” Navasky’s role in the Columbia Journalism Review has been discussed lately on the web. (This may be more heated than the usual interviews.) Bob Woodward will discuss his new book, The Secret Man: The Story of Watergate’s Deep Throat in a rerun of last week’s After Words at midnight on saturday.

David Maraniss leads his students in creative non-fiction in Saturday at 8:00 pm & Sunday at 11:00 pm in their Princeton Literature of Fact Class Book Project.

As usual, many presidents are discussed:
Sat 11:45 a.m.: The Eighties: America in the Age of Reagan with John Ehrman
Sat 7:00 p.m.: Theodore Roosevelt – Encore Booknotes with Nathan Miller
Sun. 11:00 a.m.: Hoover The Fishing President with Elliott Wert,
Sun 10:00 p.m. Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation: The End of Slavery in America by Allen Guelzo
Mon 6:00 a.m.:Jefferson’s Vendetta: The Pursuit of Aaron Burr and the Judiciary with Joseph Weelan

Sat. at 1:00 pm David Enders, Baghdad Bulletin: Dispatches on the American Occupation
Sat at 4:00 pm and Sun at 2:00 am: Squandered Victory: The American Occupation and the Bungled Effort to Bring Democracy to Iraq with Larry Diamond, Thomas Donnelly, Will Marshall
Sun at 10:00 am and at 8:00 pm: The Faith of the American Soldier with
Stephen Mansfield
Mon 1:15 am Engineering Peace: The Military Role in Postconflict Reconstruction
Col. Garland Williams

Topics discussed on this blog:
Sat at 8:00 am and Sun at 12:00 pm: As If We Were Grownups: A Collection of ‘Suicidal’ Political Speeches That Aren’t by Jeff Golden, who “urges politicians to start dealing with the American public as if they were adults. . . . the author writes a number of speeches that he wishes politicians would deliver.
Sat at 1:45 pm and Mon at 12:00 am: Joel Garreau discusses Radical Evolution: The Promise and Peril of Enhancing Our Minds, Our Bodies — and What It Means to Be Human
Sunday at 3:15 pm: How Capitalism Saved America: The Untold History of Our Country, From the Pilgrims to the Present with Thomas DiLorenzo

Perhaps appropriately Kinky Friedman is set for 6:05 A.m. Sunday (bleary eyed party goer’s choice). Anyway, Kinky’s campaign book: Texas Hold ‘Em: How I Was Born in a Manger, Died in the Saddle, and Came Back as a Horny Toad is discussed. (Kinky is running for governor here; he has had a couple of earlier manifestations as progressive country with his excellent group, the Texas Jewboys, followed by a series of witty if poorly plotted mysteries.)

Have a good week-end & look over the schedule. My choices are, of course, mine and quirky.