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This Weekend: Watch Festival Programs on C-SPAN2’s Book TV!

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This Sunday, Oct. 10, our longtime media partner Book TV on C-SPAN2 will feature five programs from the National Book Festival. Tune in to watch:

  • Catherine Belton, author of “Putin’s People: How the KGB Took Back Russia and Then Took On the West” (Farrar, Straus & Giroux), and Joshua Yaffa, author of “Between Two Fires: Truth, Ambition and Compromise in Putin’s Russia” (Tim Duggan), discuss their new books.
  • Rep. Sharice Davids discusses “Sharice’s Big Voice: A Native Kid Becomes a Congresswoman” (HarperCollins Kids), which tells the triumphant true story of how Davids became one of the first Native American women elected to Congress and the first LGBTQ Congress member to represent Kansas.
  • Olivia Campbell, author of “Women in White Coats: How the First Women Doctors Changed the World of Medicine” (Park Row), and Janice P. Nimura, author of “The Doctors Blackwell: How Two Pioneering Sisters Brought Medicine to Women and Women to Medicine” (Norton), discuss their new books with journalist Melody Schreiber.
  • Joseph J. Ellis discusses “The Cause: The American Revolution and Its Discontents, 1773-1783” (Liveright) with philanthropist and National Book Festival co-chairman David M. Rubenstein.
  • Eric Eyre, author of “Death in Mud Lick: A Coal Country Fight Against the Drug Companies That Delivered the Opioid Epidemic” (Scribner), and Patrick Radden Keefe, author of “Empire of Pain: The Secret History of the Sackler Dynasty” (Doubleday), discuss their new books with Washington Post reporter Sari Horwitz.

Find the most up-to-date schedule, search the Book TV archives or watch previously aired programs anytime at booktv.org.

You can watch all of the programs from the Festival — you may have missed some great talks — on our National Book Festival website. And thanks for your support of the Festival this year!


  1. Marco Quintero
    October 8, 2021 at 1:57 pm

    Mi comentario es nadamas para agradecerles a todos en general y decirles que muchas gracias y preguntarles que si me le pueden añadir en la página principal de mi reconocimiento estas palabras…yo siempre soñé más nunca me imagine que la gente el publico es la fuerza de que motiva da energía y ganas de y seguir para adelante por eso yo digo viva esta nación vivan también los que me apoyaron y también los que no me apoyaron

  2. Cookie Murphy-Pettee
    October 9, 2021 at 1:48 pm

    As I could not find the time to attend “in person” via Zoom/etc., this is wonderful! I may actually be able to watch some of these.

    Thank you (from Gypsum, CO)

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