Category Archives: BookTV

Michael Moore: “America is We, the People”

Michael Moore answers question on “American exceptionalism”; gives his version of the Pledge of Allegiance. “American exceptionalism” has been a hot-button focus of contention in recent curriculum controversies, and features in several posts here on Curricublog. This past Sunday (October 2, 2011), Michael Moore was featured on the interview and call-in show IN DEPTH on C-Span’s BookTV. […]

Documentation for IJSE article: “Howard Zinn and the Struggle for Real History in the United States”

The items on this page are posted as documentation for an article that will appear later this year in the International Journal of Social Education. The complete bibliographic citation for that article will be added here when it becomes available.

2½-Hour TV tribute to Howard Zinn

This program is being re-aired: Saturday, February 27th at 1pm (ET) Saturday, February 27th at 11:30pm (ET) The C-SPAN page, with information, transcript, and video, is at .

Richard Dawkins this weekend on BookTV

Richard Dawkins will be on BookTV (C-SPAN2) this weekend. Click here to find the book at a library near you. Click here for the Web page at BookTV. Here’s the preliminary information (but note: Last weekend the daytime schedule was pre-empted by the unusual weekend proceedings of the U.S. Senate. C-SPAN2 was created to cablecast […]

Chris Hedges | BookTV | Colbert Report

On Sunday, October 11th at 12pm noon (ET), BookTV on CSpan2 will be re-airing their “After Words” interview of Chris Hedges on his new book, Empire of illusion: the end of literacy and the triumph of spectacle. I saw this segment last weekend, and then I bought the book. Hedges has more depth and perspective […]

US Educ Sec Arne Duncan on Colbert (Oct 5, 2009)

This weekend I saw Chris Hedges on BookTV’s “AfterWords,” and I thought “this is somebody that I need to see on the Colbert Report.” I decided to do some posting to encourage that encounter (that will be my next post after this one — see the post above this one, or the link with arrow, […]

Three books for civic economic literacy (Book TV)

Three books on BookTV (CSpan2) this weekend: Economics Does Not Lie: A Defense of the Free Market in a Time of Crisis , by Guy Sorman About the Program Mr. Sorman argues that to get rid of the free market because it’s imperfect would be a danegrous overreaction to recent events. Rebuilding trust in the […]

Jonathan Kozol, 3-hr live call-in Sept 6 on BookTV

Jonathan Kozol will be featured on the three-hour In Depth program Sunday, September 6 on BookTV (CSpan2). The program airs noon-3pm US Eastern Time, and is then re-aired the same weekend and often later weekends. It is also available for online viewing shortly after the live event. September–Jonathan Kozol Author and education activist Jonathan Kozol […]

Unscientific America, and Unscientific America

A more complete account of forces contributing to this Curriculum Animi Publici would have to take into account the deliberate role of commercial interests over the last century in actively promoting public confusion and misunderstanding of science, in the course of muddying (or poisoning?) the public wells of discourse on specific policy matters such as smoking, environmental pollution, food safety, climate change, etc. [Click on title above for the full post.]

Bill Ayers on Book TV “In Depth” on C-SPAN2

On BookTV (C-SPAN2) a three-hour call-in show with Bill Ayers will air at the following times (US East Coast time: EDT) Sunday, June 7, at 12:00 PM (Live) Monday, June 8, at 12:00 AM Saturday, June 13, at 9:00 AM The BookTV page for this event is posted here, with the following information: About the […]

The Pluto Files, Neil deGrasse Tyson, on BookTV March 22, 2009

On CSPAN-2 tomorrow (Sunday March 22 2009 at 6am, 6pm, & 10pm EDT): Neil deGrasse Tyson, on his new book,  The Pluto Files: The Rise and Fall of America’s Favorite Planet. The links below include information on the author, book, and program, and will show future airings: The controversy among scientists over Pluto’s […]

John Taylor Gatto on BookTV

UPDATE: This program will be re-aired Sunday, June 14, 6:00 – 7:45 am EDT. ================== On CSPAN-2 tonight (3am Sunday morning): John Taylor Gatto (). The links below include information on the author, book, and program, and will show future airings: @ @ Speaking on his new book, Weapons of Mass Instruction: A […]

Bill Ayers to be on BookTV Sunday, March 8, 2009

Bill Ayers will be on BookTV (CSPAN-2) from 8:30-9:40 am Eastern DAYLIGHT Time. The BookTV page for this program says: William (Bill) Ayers talks about two books he co-edited on the problems facing city schools, students, and teachers.  “City Kids, City Teachers” is an updated edition of a book first published ten years ago.  “City Kids, […]

ID debate: Meyer & Gilder versus Shermer & Bailey

A debate that was held Saturday July 12 at FreedomFest 08 in Las Vegas will be aired on BookTV (CSpan-2) on Sunday August 24 from about 6:15 am to 7:30 am EDT. The program is described here at The page title says: “Debate on Intelligent Design with George Gilder, Stephen Meyer, Michael Shermer, and […]

Creationists’ new legistlative maneuvering: state “Academic Freedom” acts

The latest wave of anti-bioscience activity in the legislative arenas in several states is the Introduction of “Academic Freedom” bills, such as the one introduced in Louisiana recently (and discussed by Casey Luskin at the Discovery Institute’s Evolution News and Views blog (with the illustration posted here at right). The “Louisiana Academic Freedom Act” declares […]

Schönborn & Ratzinger on Evolution, Creation, and “Intelligent Design”

This program will be re-run this weekend: Upcoming Schedule Sunday, April 13, at 9:30 AM EDT Sunday, April 13, at 2:00 PM EDT ======================= This weekend I heard the talk by Christoph Cardinal Schönborn at Dominican School of Philosophy and Theology in Berkeley, California, given February 15, 2008, and aired this weekend on CSpan2/BookTV (where […]

Children of Jihad

I’m listening now to a fascinating presentation by a book author who has spent substantial time with young people in the Middle East. The book is: Cohen, Jared. Children of Jihad a Young American’s Travels among the Youth of the Middle East. New York: Gotham Books, 2007. Information about the book, including library holdings in […]