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American History TV's Saturday programming is preempted for Book TV's LIVE coverage of the 2023 Texas Book Festival.
Co-founded in 1995 by then-first lady of Texas Laura Bush,
the Texas Book Festival's mission is to connect authors and readers
through experiences that celebrate the culture of literacy, ideas,
History TV Saturday programming will resume November
18. In the meantime, check out these
Texas Book Festival author discussions on FDR, warfare,
and book bans.
His book, "V Is for Victory," details how FDR
won support for World War II against a skeptical American public,
influencing the U.S military’s transformation into one of the most
formidable fronts in history.
Texas Book Festival session:
Pen America Presents
Threats to Freedom of Expression
America's mission is to unite writers and their
allies to celebrate creative expression and defend the liberties that
make it possible. Sabir
Sultan of PEN America will lead this discussion
with authors who can personally speak to the experience of having
their books banned. Authors featured on this panel include Roxane Gay, Angie
Thomas and Luis
Texas Book Festival session:
Repairing a Broken
System: The Impact of
Immigration Policy in America
Her memoir, "Rivermouth: a Chronicle of Language, Faith, and Migration,"
gives an account of her experience at the U.S.-Mexico border as a
translater, relating the process of immigration to physical spaces
that represent each phase.
Nationally syndicated talk radio
Levin argues that the Democratic Party has a
Marxist agenda and wants to destroy freedom in America. In his book,
"The Democrat Party Hates America," he
makes the case for "the affirmative intervention of a Republican
administration to roll back, stop, or fundamentally reverse the
trajectory of administrative state decisions exercised on behalf of
the Democrat Party."
Rachel Maddow, political
commentator and MSNBC program host, contends that authoritarianism
has existed on the fringe far-right of U.S. politics for nearly a
century. Her book, "Prequel: An American Fight Against
Fascism," examines a clandestine network leading
up to World War II that flooded the United States with disinformation
aimed at persuading Americans to align with the Axis powers, not
and Prose Bookstore hosted this talk.
Coming up Monday on C-SPAN
On Monday, C-SPAN's television
series, Books That
Shaped America continues
with "Free to Choose: A Personal Statement," a
1980 book authored by Nobel Prize-winning economist Milton
Friedman and his wife, fellow economist Rose Friedman.
Recognized as one of 21st-century's leading economists, Milton
Friedman had a long academic career that included
positions at the University of Chicago, University of Cambridge, and
the Hoover Institution at Stanford University, as well as being an
adviser to both President Ronald Reagan and British Prime
Minister Margaret Thatcher. After retiring from the
University of Chicago, he, along with his wife, Rose, created a
television series and companion book on their economic and social
philosophy titled "Free to Choose."
The Friedmans strongly argued for free markets, lower taxes, limited
government regulation and school choice.
Joining the discussion of this bestselling book is Lanny
Ebenstein, a lecturer in the department of
economics at the University of California Santa Barbara, and
author of "Milton Friedman: A Biography." He had
personal correspondence with Milton Friedman.
Watch LIVEMonday, Nov. 13, at 9 pm ET on C-SPAN.
You can also see the program at c-span.org
or at our C-SPAN Now app, or listen at C-SPAN Radio.
C-SPAN has partnered with the
Library of Congress on a 10-part television series,Books That
Shaped America. Each episode is a
literary journey, tracing America's history by exploring one of these
celebrated works in literature that have had and still have a major
impact on society. The current week's episode will be re-aired
on Sunday nights at 7:30 pm ET and 10:30 pm ET.
Tell us which book you
think helped shape America and why at our Virtual Booth.Our collection of 10 books only scratches the surface
of thekey works from American
history that have been pivotal to our nation, leading to
significant policy changes. Go to Books That
Shaped America, click the Viewer Input tab and walk
through the steps to make your 30-seconds (or less) recording
with your book pick. Your video may be featured online or on-air
during the television series.
Weekly: Schwarzenegger: A Milton Friedman Fan, Not an Economic
C-SPAN's podcast The Weekly
presents a special two-parter on Milton
there's another way you can tell you're a Republican. You have faith
in free enterprise, faith in the resourcefulness of the American
people, and faith in the U.S. economy. And to those critics who are
so pessimistic about our economy, I say: 'Don't be economic girlie
men!'" –said by then-California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger at
the 2004 Republican National Convention.
Quite a choice: Free enterprise or economic girlie men.
Wondering who inspired Arnold Schwarzenegger's economic view of the
Answer: Milton Friedman.
And what inspired this episode of C-SPAN's podcast The Weekly?
That Shaped America, the C-SPAN television series and
this Monday's episode featuring the book "Free to
Choose," by Milton and Rose Friedman.
This week's podcast is all about Arnold Schwarzenegger
and Milton Friedman. This is a second
installment of a special two-parter of The Weekly focused
on Milton Friedman: Worshipped by Some Politicians, Rejected By
Last week's first part presented opinions about
the Nobel-Prize winning economist from Presidents Reagan,
41, Bush 43, and Biden,
as well as several presidential candidates and even Margaret
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