History on Book TV

2000, TV Show

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Premiered: March 29, 2000
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Premise: A look at seminal or groundbreaking works whose influence has endured beyond their own eras.

Guest Cast & Credits

Celebrity Role Episode Airdate
Maurice Jackson Author Maurice Jackson: Let This Voice Be Heard Sun, Feb 19, 2012
Akbar Ahmed Panelist Discussion of the Islamic World Sun, Oct 5, 2008
Bernard Lewis Panelist Discussion of the Islamic World Sun, Oct 5, 2008
Kay Bailey Hutchison Speaker National Book Festival: Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison Sat, Sep 27, 2008
Michael Dobbs Speaker National Book Festival: Michael Dobbs Sat, Sep 27, 2008
Jennet Conant Speaker Jennet Conant: The Irregulars Sat, Sep 20, 2008
Tony Williams Speaker Tony Williams: Hurricane of Independence Sat, Sep 20, 2008
Patrick Buchanan Speaker Patrick Buchanan: Churchill, Hitler, and the Unnecessary War Sat, Sep 13, 2008
Kevin Hayes Speaker Kevin Hayes: The Road to Monticello Sat, Aug 30, 2008
David Maraniss Speaker David Maraniss: Rome 1960 Sat, Aug 2, 2008
John Major Host Simon Winchester: The Man Who Loved China Mon, Jul 28, 2008
Paul Gregory Speaker Paul Gregory: Lenin's Brain and Other Tales From the Soviet Archives Sat, Jul 26, 2008
Arthur Herman Speaker Arthur Herman: Gandhi & Churchill Sat, Jul 5, 2008
William Bennett Speaker William Bennett: America, the Last Best Hope Sat, Jun 28, 2008
James Reston Jr. Remarks by David Kyvig: The Age of Impeachment Sun, Jun 22, 2008
Linda Greenhouse Remarks by David Kyvig: The Age of Impeachment Sun, Jun 22, 2008
David McCullough Panelist Journey Through Hallowed Ground: Birthplace of the American Ideal Sun, Jun 15, 2008
Douglas Blackmon Speaker Douglas Blackmon: Slavery by Another Name Sat, Jun 14, 2008
Ed Tracy Host Max Hastings: Retribution: The Battle for Japan, 1944-45 Sat, May 17, 2008
George Herring Panelist Panel Discussion on the Political Career of Melvin Laird Sun, May 11, 2008
Jeremi Suri Panelist Panel Discussion on the Political Career of Melvin Laird Sun, May 11, 2008
James Q. Wilson Speaker Peter Schuck and James Wilson: Understanding America Sat, May 3, 2008
Peter Schuck Speaker Peter Schuck and James Wilson: Understanding America Sat, May 3, 2008
Robert Schlesinger Speaker Robert Schlesinger: White House Ghosts Sat, May 3, 2008
Patrick McGilligan Panelist Virginia Festival of the Book---African American Revolutionaries Panel Sat, Apr 19, 2008
Simon Winchester Host Nicholson Baker: Human Smoke Sat, Apr 5, 2008
Anna Porter Speaker Anna Porter: Kasztner's Train Sat, Mar 29, 2008
David Reynolds Speaker David Reynolds: Summits Sat, Mar 15, 2008
Nick Taylor Speaker Nick Taylor: American-Made Sat, Mar 15, 2008
Henry Louis Gates Jr. Speaker African American National Biography Sat, Mar 1, 2008
David W. Blight Speaker David Blight: A Slave No More Sat, Feb 9, 2008
William Noel Speaker William Noel: The Archimedes Codex Sat, Feb 9, 2008
Dexter Filkins Panelist Panel on 'The Coldest Winter' Sat, Feb 2, 2008
Drew Gilpin Faust Speaker Drew Gilpin Faust: This Republic of Suffering Sat, Feb 2, 2008
Eric Burns Speaker Eric Burns: Virtue, Valor, & Vanity Sat, Feb 2, 2008
Hal Brands Speaker Hal Brands: From Berlin to Baghdad Sun, Jan 27, 2008
Seth Shulman Speaker Seth Shulman: The Telephone Gambit Sat, Jan 19, 2008
Tom Brokaw Speaker Tom Brokaw: Boom! Voices of the Sixties Sun, Dec 30, 2007
Deval Patrick Speaker My Dearest Friend: Letters of Abigail and John Adams Mon, Dec 24, 2007
Edward M. Kennedy Speaker My Dearest Friend: Letters of Abigail and John Adams Mon, Dec 24, 2007
Kitty Dukakis Speaker My Dearest Friend: Letters of Abigail and John Adams Mon, Dec 24, 2007
Michael Dukakis Speaker My Dearest Friend: Letters of Abigail and John Adams Mon, Dec 24, 2007
Richard Brookhiser Host American Creation: Triumphs and Tragedies at the Founding of the Republic Mon, Dec 24, 2007
Victoria Kennedy Speaker My Dearest Friend: Letters of Abigail and John Adams Mon, Dec 24, 2007
Ted Mann Remarks by Stephen D. Solomon: Ellery's Protest: How One Young Man Defied Tradition and Sparked the Battle Over School Prayer Sun, Dec 16, 2007
Thomas Lippman Speaker Discovery!: The Search for Arabian Oil Sun, Dec 9, 2007
Mark Perry Speaker Mark Perry: Partners in Command Sat, Dec 1, 2007
Robert Morgan Speaker Robert Morgan: Boone: A Biography Sat, Dec 1, 2007
Walter Isaacson Host James Gaines: For Liberty and Glory Thu, Nov 22, 2007
Garry Wills Speaker Head and Heart: American Christianties Sun, Nov 18, 2007
Thomas DeFrank Speaker Thomas DeFrank: Write It When I'm Gone Sun, Nov 18, 2007
Christopher Hitchens Remarks by The American Idea: The Best of the Atlantic Monthly Sat, Nov 3, 2007
Edward Larson Speaker Edward Larson: A Magnificent Catastrophe Sat, Nov 3, 2007
James Fallows Remarks by The American Idea: The Best of the Atlantic Monthly Sat, Nov 3, 2007
John Ferling Speaker John Ferling: Almost a Miracle: The American Victory in the War of Independence Sat, Nov 3, 2007
Mark Bowden Remarks by The American Idea: The Best of the Atlantic Monthly Sat, Nov 3, 2007
Thomas Fleming Speaker Thomas Fleming: The Perils of Peace Sat, Nov 3, 2007
William Langewiesche Remarks by The American Idea: The Best of the Atlantic Monthly Sat, Nov 3, 2007
David Friedman Speaker David Friedman: The Immortalists Sat, Oct 6, 2007
David M. Kennedy Speaker National Book Festival: David Kennedy Sat, Oct 6, 2007
Matthew Brzezinski Panelist 50th Anniversary of the Sputnik Launch Roundtable Discussion Sat, Oct 6, 2007
Michael Oren Speaker National Book Festival: Michael Oren Sat, Oct 6, 2007
Paul Dickson Panelist 50th Anniversary of the Sputnik Launch Roundtable Discussion Sat, Oct 6, 2007
Charles Hayward Panelist National Book Festival: David Halberstam's 'The Coldest Winter' Sun, Sep 30, 2007
Michael Beschloss Speaker National Book Festival: Michael Beschloss Sun, Sep 30, 2007
Juan Cole Speaker Juan Cole: Napoleon's Egypt: Invading the Middle East Sun, Sep 9, 2007
Bruce Watson Speaker Bruce Watson: Sacco & Vanzetti: The Men, the Murders, and the Judgment of Mankind Sat, Sep 8, 2007
Greg Behrman Speaker Greg Behrman: The Most Noble Adventure: The Marshall Plan and the Time When America Helped Save Europe Sat, Sep 8, 2007
Geoffrey C. Ward Speaker 2007 Roosevelt Reading Festival: Geoffrey Ward: First Class Temperament Sun, Aug 12, 2007
Danny Schechter Panelist Ronald Porambo: No Cause for Indictment: The Explosive Story of the Newark Riots Sun, Aug 12, 2007
James Reston Jr. Speaker James Reston Jr.: The Conviction of Richard Nixon Sun, Jul 29, 2007
James M. McPherson Speaker James McPherson: Hallowed Ground: A Walk at Gettysburg Sat, Jul 28, 2007
Kim MacQuarrie Speaker Kim MacQarrie: The Last Days of the Incas Sun, Jul 22, 2007
Elizabeth Drew Speaker Elizabeth Drew: Richard M. Nixon Sun, Jul 15, 2007
Jules Witcover Speaker Jules Witcover: Very Strange Bedfellows: The Short and Unhappy Marriage of Richard Nixon and Spiro Agnew Sat, Jun 30, 2007
Robert D. Hormats Speaker Robert D. Hormats: The Price of Liberty: Paying for America's Wars Sat, Jun 23, 2007
David Talbot Speaker David Talbot: Brothers: The Hidden History of the Kennedy Years Sat, Jun 16, 2007
Joseph M. Marshall III Speaker Joseph M. Marshall III: The Day the World Ended at Little Bighorn: A Lakota History Sun, May 27, 2007
CC Goldwater Remarks by Panel Discussion---The Conservatism and Liberalism of the 1960s: Then and Now Sat, May 26, 2007
Geoffrey Perret Appearing Interview With Geoffrey Perret, Author of 'Commander in Chief' Sat, May 26, 2007
Hendrik Hertzberg Panelist Panel Discussion---The Conservatism and Liberalism of the 1960s: Then and Now Sat, May 26, 2007
James K. Galbraith Remarks by Panel Discussion---The Conservatism and Liberalism of the 1960s: Then and Now Sat, May 26, 2007
Robert F. Kennedy Jr. Panelist Panel Discussion---The Conservatism and Liberalism of the 1960s: Then and Now Sat, May 26, 2007
Ruth Bader Ginsburg Remarks by Jill Norgen: Belva Lockwood: The Woman Who Would Be President Sat, May 19, 2007
Bob Deans Speaker Bob Deans: The River Where America Began: A Journey Along the James Sat, Apr 28, 2007
Mark Grimsley Panelist Panel Discussion on Civilians in the Path of War Mon, Apr 23, 2007
Clive James Speaker Clive James: Cultural Amnesia: Necessary Memories from History and the Arts Sat, Apr 14, 2007
James McPherson Speaker James McPherson: This Mighty Scourge: Perspectives on the Civil War Sat, Apr 7, 2007
Douglas Brinkley Panelist Presidential Biography Panel Sat, Mar 17, 2007
Joyce Appleby Panelist Presidential Biography Panel Sat, Mar 17, 2007
Eric Metaxas Panelist Eric Metaxas: Amazing Grace; David Batstone: Not for Sale Sat, Mar 3, 2007
Harold Holzer Speaker Tom Wheeler: Mr. Lincoln's T-Mails; Harold Holzer: Lincoln at Cooper Union Sun, Feb 18, 2007
Tom Wheeler Speaker Tom Wheeler: Mr. Lincoln's T-Mails; Harold Holzer: Lincoln at Cooper Union Sun, Feb 18, 2007
Steven Johnson Speaker Steven Johnson: The Ghost Map: The Story of London's Most Terrifying Epidemic Sat, Jan 20, 2007
Evan Thomas Speaker Evan Thomas: Sea of Thunder: Four Commanders and the Last Great Naval Campaign, 1941-1945 Sun, Jan 7, 2007
Robert Richardson Speaker Robert Richardson: William James: In the Maelstrom of American Modernism Sat, Jan 6, 2007
Michael Blake Speaker Michael Blake: Indian Yell: The Heart of an American Insurgency Sat, Dec 30, 2006
Donald Miller Speaker Donald Miller: Masters of the Air: America's Bomber Boys Who Fought the Air War Against Nazi Germany Mon, Dec 25, 2006
Hampton Sides Speaker Hampton Sides: Blood and Thunder: An Epic of the American West Sat, Dec 16, 2006
Karen Armstrong Speaker Karen Armstrong: Muhammad: A Prophet for Our Time Sun, Dec 3, 2006
Henry Louis Gates Jr. Speaker Henry Louis Gates: Africana: The Encyclopedia of the African and African American Experience Thu, Nov 23, 2006
Craig Howe Panelist Lewis and Clark Through Indian Eyes Thu, Nov 23, 2006
Thomas Cahill Speaker Thomas Cahill: Mysteries of the Middle Ages Thu, Nov 23, 2006
Steven Smith Speaker Steven Smith: Reading Leo Strauss: Politics, Philosophy, Judaism Sat, Nov 18, 2006
Niall Ferguson Speaker Niall Ferguson: The War of the World: A Twentieth Century Conflict and the Descent of the West Sat, Nov 18, 2006
Craig Nelson Speaker Craig Nelson: Thomas Paine: Enlightenment, Revolution, and the Birth of the Modern Nations Sun, Oct 29, 2006
Jonathan Alter Speaker 2006 Roosevelt Reading Festival: Jonathan Alter Sat, Sep 23, 2006
Simon Schama Speaker Simon Schama: Rough Crossings---Britain, the Slaves and the American Revolution Sun, Sep 17, 2006
Robert Rosen Speaker 2006 Roosevelt Reading Festival: Robert Rosen Sat, Sep 16, 2006
Brian Latell Speaker Brian Latell: After Fidel---The Inside Story of Castro's Regime and Cuba's Next leader Sat, Sep 9, 2006
Gordon Wood Speaker Gordon Wood: Revolutionary Characters: What Made the Founders Different Sat, Aug 26, 2006
William Kristol Speaker Frederick Kagan: The End of the Old Order: Napolean and Europe, 1801-1805 Sat, Aug 12, 2006
Orrin Hatch Remarks by Soldier Slaves: Abandoned by the White House, Courts and Congress Sun, Aug 6, 2006
Jon Meacham Speaker Jon Meacham: American Gospel: God, the Founding Fathers, and the Making of a Nation Sat, Jul 1, 2006
Nic Dunlop Speaker Nic Dunlop: The Lost Executioner Sun, Jun 11, 2006
Alexander Rose Speaker Alexander Rose: Washington's Spies Sat, Jun 10, 2006
Eric Burns Speaker Eric Burns: Infamous Scribblers: The Founding Fathers and the Rowdy Beginnings of American Journalism Sun, Jun 4, 2006
Robert Dallek Speaker Let Every Nation Know Sat, May 27, 2006
James Carroll Speaker James Carroll: House of War: The Pentagon and the Disastrous Rise of American Power Sun, May 14, 2006
Karen Armstrong Speaker Karen Armstrong: The Great Transformation: The Beginning of Our Religious Traditions Sun, Apr 16, 2006
David Hackett Fischer Speaker David Hackett Fischer: AEI's Irving Kristol Lecture Sun, Apr 2, 2006
Alan Taylor Speaker Alan Taylor: The Divided Ground: Indians, Settlers, and the Northern Borderland of the American Revolution Sat, Mar 25, 2006
Charles Sanders Speaker Charles Sanders: The Boys of Winter: Life and Death in the US Ski Troops During the Second World War Sun, Mar 5, 2006
Karl Fleming Speaker Karl Fleming and Nick Kotz on Civil Rights Movement Reporting Sun, Feb 26, 2006
Tipper Gore Host Karenna Gore Schiff: Lighting the Way: Nine Women who Changed Modern America Sat, Feb 18, 2006
Nell Irvin Painter Speaker Nell Irvin Painter: Creating Black Americans: African-American History and Its Meanings, 1619 to the Present Sat, Jan 28, 2006
Timothy Egan Speaker Timothy Egan: The Worst Hard Time: The Untold Story of Those Who Survived the Great American Dust Bowl Mon, Jan 23, 2006
Eric Foner Speaker Eric Foner and Joshua Brown: Forever Free: The Story of Emancipation and Reconstruction Sun, Jan 22, 2006
Bruce Watson Speaker Bruce Watson: Bread & Roses: Mills, Migrants, and the Struggle for the American Dream Mon, Jan 16, 2006
Susan Butler Speaker Susan Butler: My Dear Mr. Stalin Mon, Jan 16, 2006
Judith Pearson Speaker Judith Pearson: The Wolves at the Door: The True Story of America's Greatest Female Spy Mon, Jan 2, 2006
Gary Nash Speaker Gary Nash: The Unknown American Revolution Sat, Dec 31, 2005
Amartya Sen Panelist Poverty Discussion with Gareth Stedman Jones, Jeffrey Sachs, Amartya Sen, Emma Rothschild, Joseph Stiglitz, and Eric Foner Sun, Dec 25, 2005
Donnie Williams Speaker Donnie Williams & Wayne Greenhaw: The Thunder of Angels: The Montgomery Bus Boycott and the People Who Broke the Back of Jim Cro Sun, Dec 25, 2005
Herb Kohl Speaker Herbert Kohl: She Would Not Be Moved: How We Tell the Story of Rosa Parks and the Montgomery Bus Boycott Sun, Dec 25, 2005
Jeffrey Sachs Panelist Poverty Discussion with Gareth Stedman Jones, Jeffrey Sachs, Amartya Sen, Emma Rothschild, Joseph Stiglitz, and Eric Foner Sun, Dec 25, 2005
Thomas Fleming Speaker Thomas Fleming: Washington's Secret War: The Hidden History of Valley Forge Sun, Dec 25, 2005
David Kennedy Panelist Oxford History of the United States Series: James T. Patterson, David Kennedy, Robert Middlekauff, James McPherson Sat, Dec 24, 2005
James McPherson Panelist Oxford History of the United States Series: James T. Patterson, David Kennedy, Robert Middlekauff, James McPherson Sat, Dec 24, 2005
Robert Middlekauff Panelist Oxford History of the United States Series: James T. Patterson, David Kennedy, Robert Middlekauff, James McPherson Sat, Dec 24, 2005
Anne Farrow Panelist Anne Farrow, Joel Lang, and Jenifer Frank: Complicity: How the North Promoted, Prolonged, and Profited from Slavery Sun, Dec 18, 2005
Joel Lang Panelist Anne Farrow, Joel Lang, and Jenifer Frank: Complicity: How the North Promoted, Prolonged, and Profited from Slavery Sun, Dec 18, 2005
Edward O. Wilson Speaker Edward O. Wilson: From So Simple a Beginning: The Four Great Books of Charles Darwin Sat, Dec 17, 2005
Akhil Reed Amar Speaker Akhil Reed Amar: America's Constitution: A Biography Mon, Dec 12, 2005
Bruce Babbitt Speaker Bruce Babbitt: Cities in the Wilderness: A New Vision of Land Use in America Sun, Dec 11, 2005
David Margolick Speaker David Margolick: Beyond Glory: Joe Louis vs. Max Schmelling, and a World on the Brink Sun, Nov 13, 2005
Dennis Smith Speaker Dennis Smith: San Francisco Is Burning: The Untold Story of the 1906 Earthquake and Fire Sun, Nov 13, 2005
Simon Winchester Speaker Simon Winchester: A Crack in the Edge of the World: America and the Great California Earthquake of 1906 Sun, Nov 13, 2005
James Reston Jr. Speaker James Reston Jr: Dogs of God: Columbus, the Inquisition, and the Defeat of the Moors Sun, Nov 6, 2005
Edward L. Ayers Speaker Edward Ayers: What Caused the Civil War? Reflections on the South and Southern History Sun, Nov 6, 2005
John Barry Speaker Mike Tidwell and John Barry: 'Bayou Farewell' and 'Rising Tide' Sat, Oct 29, 2005
Mike Tidwell Speaker Mike Tidwell and John Barry: 'Bayou Farewell' and 'Rising Tide' Sat, Oct 29, 2005
Manning Marable Panelist Ira Katznelson, When Affirmative Action Was White: An Untold History of Racial Inequality in Twentieth-Century America - History Sat, Oct 22, 2005
Martin Gilbert Speaker Martin Gilbert, Churchill and America Sun, Oct 16, 2005
David Murphy Speaker David Murphy, What Stalin Knew: The Enigma of Barbarossa Sun, Oct 9, 2005
John Hope Franklin Appearing John Hope Franklin and Loren Schweninger, In Search of the Promised Land: A Slave Family in the Old South Sun, Oct 9, 2005
John Kelly Speaker John Kelly, The Great Mortality: An Intimate History of the Black Death, the Most Devastating Plague of All Time Sun, Oct 9, 2005
Kenneth Bowling Speaker Charlene Bickford and Kenneth Bowling, Birth of the Nation: The First Federal Congress, 1789-1791 & Creating the Bill of Rights Sat, Oct 8, 2005
Steven Watts Speaker Steven Watts, The People's Tycoon: Henry Ford and the American Century Mon, Oct 3, 2005
Victor Davis Hanson Speaker Victor Davis Hanson, a War Like No Other: How the Athenians and Spartans Fought the Peloponnesian War Sun, Oct 2, 2005
Richard Zacks Speaker Richard Zacks, The Pirate Coast: Thomas Jefferson the First Marines & the Secret Mission of 1805 Sun, Sep 18, 2005
Stephen Budiansky Speaker Stephen Budiansky, Her Majesty's Spymaster: Elizabeth I, Sir Francis Walsingham, and the Birth of Modern Espionage Sun, Sep 18, 2005
Jack Hamann Speaker Jack Hamann: On American Soil: How Justice Became a Casuality of World War II Sat, Sep 3, 2005
Donald Davis Speaker Donald Davis, Lightning Strike: The Secret Mission to Kill Admiral Yamamoto and Avenge Pearl Harbor Sun, Aug 14, 2005
Diana Preston Speaker Diana Preston, Before the Fallout: From Marie Curie to Hiroshima Sat, Jul 2, 2005
David McCullough Speaker David McCullough, 1776 Sun, Jun 19, 2005
Roger Cohen Speaker Roger Cohen: Soldiers and Slaves Mon, May 30, 2005
Robert Johnson Panelist Timothy Naftali, Kent Germany, David Shreve, Robert Johnson Sat, May 28, 2005
Diane Rehm Host Scott Sandage, Born Losers: A History of Failure in America Sun, May 8, 2005
Stacy Schiff Speaker Stacy Schiff, A Great Improvisation: Franklin, France, and the Birth of America Sat, May 7, 2005
Leonard Lopate Host Pete Hamill, Downtown: My Manhattan Sun, Apr 17, 2005
Pete Hamill Remarks by Pete Hamill, Downtown: My Manhattan Sun, Apr 17, 2005
John Barry Speaker John Barry: The Great Influenza Sun, Mar 14, 2004
Lewis Gould Remarks by Lewis Gould: The Modern American Presidency Sat, May 24, 2003
Howard Jones Remarks by Howard Jones: Death of a Generation Sun, Apr 6, 2003
Barbara Freese Remarks by Barbara Freese: Coal: A Human History Sun, Mar 23, 2003
Howard Dodson Remarks by Jubilee: The Emergence of African-American Culture Sun, Mar 16, 2003
Ross King Remarks by Ross King: Michelangelo and the Pope's Ceiling Sat, Feb 22, 2003

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