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

On C-Span 1 Q&A. On C-Span 2, Book TV; this week’s Book TV Schedule, including After Words.

Robert Kaplan (a C-span favorite – already an in-depth subject) discusses his new Imperial Grunts.

Tim O’Brien, a powerful writer about Viet Nam, presents Things They Carried. His presence in this (almost always non-fiction) forum reflects, however, the way in which he deliberately blurs the autobiographical and the fictional. In the same week that Wayne Booth has died, O’Brien makes us conscious of the importance of Booth’s arguments about the ethical nature of narrative voice. (Admittedly a knotty tangle; O’Brien has a bit of the “gotcha” in his approach, but his work reflects an extraordinary writing ability.)

Lamb [Q]uestions and Andrew Card [A]nswers on C-Span 1, Sunday at 8 & 11 p.m.

After Words After Words, Sat at 8:00 pm, Sunday at 6:00 pm & 9:00 pm, will feature Bing West’s book “No True Glory: A Frontline Account of the Battle for Fallujah.” West is interview by Mark Mazzetti.

The not-always-high-level but interesting debate between Hitchens & Galloway is repeated. A panel on the Weekly Standard seats various conservative pundits. Several views on education are scattered – a rerun of last week’s After Words with Chris Whittle, Kozol on the re-segregating of American schools, and Jay Green on what myths about American education.

Hope you find what you want.