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Oct 14, 2013 11:15pm EDT
"liberation trilogy." "the guns at last light: the war in western europe 1944-1945" and georges collated from norwalk, ohio. george, you're on with rick atkinson. are you with us? >> caller: yes. i'm calling to find out what carl truman was the first soldier -- >> host: georgia, i apologize. i didn't catch what she said. >> caller: i heard carl truman. we are going to move on to a net in hayward, california. and that, after you. >> caller: good afternoon. mr. atkinson, as i just heard recently a short 12 lock and i started with the first look, an army at dawn. i just want to say how much i appreciate what a great writer you are to succeed we can clearly get the overall picture and then with carrot there and personalities, the drama of the situation. >> guest: thanks very much. i appreciate that. >> host: is that it? no questions? >> guest: on her face but page, michael posts i would like to hear mr. atkinson's take on the broad front versus single sold press debate. does he think that eisenhower spread for a strategy with the most expedient way for a single bolt dressed of the p
CSPAN
Dec 31, 2014 1:09am EST
later and i said is this wise? governor george romney from michigan is ahead of johnson by eight points in the national polls and we are going to drop out for six months and do nothing? and nixon said pat, let them shoot on him for a little while. [laughter] and i gather he meant the press corps. and if you read my book is exactly what the press did. knight put space in my book about how tough it must have been for mitt romney to be 20 in paris to see what happened to his father's launch for the presidency. romney went out and he got caught up on the vietnam issue and after all the attacks one of the worst things i have seen. in the editorial i said i have never seen anything this vicious. but they said you should see what they write about you. [laughter] but agreed deere post writer and i was admirer of his everybody remembers george romney was that american
CSPAN
Sep 13, 2014 7:45pm EDT
. >> host: georges calling in from murfreesboro tennessee. george you are on booktv with james clyburn and peniel joseph. >> caller: yes, i want to ask a question to professor joseph and make a comment that i want both of them to address. when i was at the seminary in rochester new york i heard stokely carmichael. he said i know some of you all don't want to follow me that if you are not going to follow me join in their urban league. what did he think of, stokely carmichael think of the naacp and urging them to join and also to congressman clyburn congress is about to do a study and i would like to see them not only do a study that experience the study. go out and get your family and live on $7.25 an hour and come back and tell us about it. thank you very much. >> host: congressman do you want to start this time and then we will get to peniel joseph. >> guest: let me tell you something, i was not always a congressman. i know what it's like to sleep. abed. i remember when we got our first indoor toilet and running water. i have had those experiences. i have worked for a dollar and a qua
CSPAN
Oct 5, 2014 5:45am EDT
. today we keep waiting on tomorrow. >> host: george is calling in from murphysboro, tennessee. you are on the line. >> caller: i want to ask a question to professor joseph and make a comment i want them both to address. when i was a at a seminary ge heard carmichael and he made a statement saying if america mess the africa we will burn this area down. what did stokely carmichael think of the naacp and the urb league. congressman clyburn, congressmen like to study but i would like to see you go out and support your family and live on $7.25 an hour and tell us about it. >> host: congressman you want to start? >> guest: i wasn't always a congressman. i know what it is like to sleep three in a bed. i remember when we got our first indoor toilet and running water. i have had those experiences. i have worked for a $1.25 an hour. i used to relocate out houses in order to make enough money to pay my college education. i didn't come along when we had pel grants and students loans. so none of that i experienced. my wife used to walk two and a half miles to school and back home every afternoon be
CSPAN
Nov 30, 2013 4:30pm EST
-1945". george is calling from norwalk, ohio. georgia, you are on with rick atkinson. are you with us? >> caller: just, i am calling to find out what source you use -- [inaudible] >> host: you know what, i apologize. i didn't catch what she said. >> guest: i heard carl timmerman. >> host: we are going to move on to enact in hayward, california. good afternoon. >> caller: good afternoon. mr. atkins and, i first heard about you just recently on george will's blog and i started with the first book, an army at dawn. i just want to say how much i appreciate what a great writer you are, to specifically and clearly give the overall great picture and done with care or an personalities, the drama of the situation. >> guest: thank you. thank you, very much. >> host: is that it? any question? >> caller: that they appeared no question. >> host: on her face but, michael post, with a two-year mr. atkinson's take on a broad front versus the single full press debate. does he think eisenhower's strategy was the most expedient way to win the war? or with a single bow thruster that the possibility of sh
CSPAN
Nov 28, 2014 5:00pm EST
and automobile passed us, this was 1980 and it had a bumper sticker on the back of it george rogers for heisman. that was george rogers that one the heisman that year. she said dad did you see that bumper sticker on that car? i said yes. she said do you think that man would put your bumper sticker, i was running for secretary of state, on his car? i said no i don't think he would, why do you ask? she said that was the conversation we had as you are about to take me to school. i did not understand what you meant until the recent homecoming game. i said what happened at home coming? she said well at the homecoming game, i noticed that when our black homecoming queen that was introduced, she was -- and she noticed the fans that booed the loudest were the same that cheered the loudest for george rogers at the beginning of the game. i said okay and what does that say to you? she said well, it is okay for us to entertain them but not okay for us to represent them. now do you know what? you are going to do well. and she had done well. >> host: mignon clyburn is a member of the federal comm
CSPAN
Jan 25, 2015 5:15pm EST
through iran-contra and george bush senior is placed -- >> ronald where were you going. >> i want to compliment john dean for having the guts to say any of this. there is books about how many people have been killed -- >> we were going to lose that caller >> they had howard hunt at daily plaza. i would be amazed if george bush senior was in daily plaza too. there were hundreds of people there. >> how do conspiracy theories like i think ronald was connecting dots there that may or may not be a part of -- how did they begin? >> some of the most aggressive conspiracy theories are pushed pie conspiracy theory writers who are usually flawed and there is never an answer. if you change and show them one true fact they will invent a false fact to replace it. they have too much currency and they are complicit answers to complex problems they are bogus, dissort history and are not healthy for the body of politics. i think they pushed primarily by the people who write about them >> jack is in providence rhode island and you are on booktv. >> caller: the media hated nixon. in particular the "was
CSPAN
Dec 30, 2014 10:16pm EST
with his resignation. he testified before the senate judiciary committee investigating george w. bush's nsa warrantless wiretap program. he is a "new york times" best-selling author of blind vision conservatives without conscience. in his latest book "the nixon defense" what he knew and when he knew it dean connects the dots between what we have come to believe about watergate and what actually happened. in a "the nixon defense" dean draws on his transcripts of 1000 conversations a wealth of nixon's secretly recorded information and more than 150,000 pages of documents in the national archives in the nixon library to provide the definitive answer to questions what did president nixon know and when did he know it? and what will stand as the most authoritative account of one of america's worst political scandals "the nixon defense" shows how the disastrous mistakes of watergate could have been avoided and offers a cautionary tale for on time. i've been a big fan of john dean because their member does a kid during the watergate scandals arise on tv and my parents let me stay home f
CSPAN
Jan 31, 2015 12:00pm EST
, james robbins recounts the high and military career of general george custer including his childhood and formative years as well as his time in the field of battle from the civil war to his final defeat at the battle of little bighorn. this is about an hour and 15 minutes.
CSPAN
Mar 12, 2017 7:58am EDT
george w. bush with strong support and the proxy --m project of the evangelical committee which thought what was happening in africa was a disgrace for humidity. a lot of money was ireland, norway, canada canada and many other countries. i guess they would'v would spenn their own citizens, but the ethic in those countries was that have responsibility to the rest of the world. they are countries where people have healthcare. they have a decent standard of living and they see what's happening in africa for whatever reason and see themselves as part of a broader humanity that has responsibility to everyone. >> host: caroline is calling in from coronado colorado. t you are on booktv. >> caller: thank you for taking my call. you had somebody made a comment regarding the fact that they would rather not have private philanthropy take care of things that the government is now taking care of. i.e. taxpayers. i did mention why can't have the michael bloomberg said the world, george soros of the world totally fun something like planned parenthood which is a politically contentious situation. they
CSPAN
Dec 13, 2015 10:30am EST
would be passed to enemies of the united states. i don't fault george bush for the decision he made, i fault george bush in the way he conduct it had war because -- and then i congratulate him for the equally tough and surprising decision he made to do the surge when all of the advisers were opposed to it. he thought it was the right thing to do. it turned out to stabilize the country. we can argue about the rest. >> host: judith miller is our guest. we all heard the story. we are going to start with a call from marjorie in west virginia, go ahead. >> caller: , hi, thank you so much for taking my call. one of the things, ms., miller and i watched you be interviewed a few times on c-span, you don't seem to think that you were manipulated by dick cheney and many do believe that you were manipulated, and the reason i believe you were manipulated was the timing of the article and how it seemed to be well coordinated with dick cheney and others appearing on the sunday morning news talk shows at the same time, so my question is this, when you have an opportunity to do a future story about
CSPAN
Dec 6, 2015 4:00pm EST
back to the election of 2000 between george w. bush and al gore. if al gore had won that election, al gore would have probably had the afghanistan war because of 9/11, which happened the following september but would not have invaded iraq. so my point is, isn't it true that because of the republicans and george w. bush -- i'm saying that's as a liberal progressive democrat myself -- that george w. bush's invasion of iraq, as here able as a dictator as saddam hussein was, at least having saddam hussein in iraq, kept that as a stable country without isis emerging. so is the iraqi war had not happened and if george w. bush and dick cheney had not invade iraq or al gore had won, there was no iraq war, would there be -- >> host: all right, bill, we government the point. that's bill in connecticut. >> guest: that a really good question, and as a journalist i try to avoid putting political labels on it, but the book argues and i strongly believe that the iraq invasion was really the original sin. not just the invasion itself which gave the jihaddists this cause they'd been looking for, parti
CSPAN
Sep 4, 2017 12:24pm EDT
and george washington's presidency? >> guest: congress. and congress had some difficult issues so settle. for one thing we were in the midst of a terrible depression. people don't understand that the depression lasted as long as thn war had, and most people don't understand how long that war lasted, eight 1/2 years. except for vietnam, it is longest war we've ever beenow involved in. and the, the plight of people, particularly new england, wass really serious. people were going to jail for debt, which is not what they fought the war for. it led to what is known as shays rebellion. it was unsettled and unsettlinge time and it was the northwest ordinance that was passed by that congress, one of the most far-reaching decisions that any congress ever made, that provided the opportunity of inexpensive land for veterans of the revolution in lieu of the money they had been paid which was called scrip which was only worth 10 cents of the dollar. it was opening up of the west, because it was unknown, old northwest, which is north and west of the ohio river, which ultimately became five imm
CSPAN
Jan 25, 2016 6:15am EST
, i'm saying as a liberal progressive democrat myself, that george w bush invasion as hobble dictator of sudam hussein was, without isis emerging. so if iraqi war had not happened and george w. bush or dick cheney had not evaded iraq, there was no iraq war -- >> host: all right, bill, i think we got the point. that's bill in west hartford, connecticut. >> guest: the book argues and i strongly believe that the iraq invasion was the original sin not just of the invasion itself that gave jehadist cause, was ready for the americans to arrive in 2003, also omission of not having security in place, essentially anybody was a professional inside iraq in the early 2000, dismantling the armed forces. also a very angry, you know, disenfranchised elite population that was happy to help coming in. plenty of iraqis that would have helped anyway. he was able to melt this extremism with the iraqi discontent and bringing two together turned out to be a powerful brew and those people who started the movement that's isis today. that's the same ideology, some of the same individuals, even guys like abdau
CSPAN
Sep 3, 2017 3:50am EDT
running the country between the constitutional convention of 87 and george washington's presidency? >> guest: congress. congress had issues to settle. for once we were in the midst of a terrible depression. people don't understand that. the depression lasted as long as the war and most people don't understand how long the war lasted, 81/2 years which except for vietnam the longest war we have been involved in. flight of people particularly in new england was really serious. people were going to jail for debt, which was not what they had fought that war for for and it led to what was known as share's rebellion. it was a very unsettled and unsettling time. there was the northwest ordinance passed by that congress. one of the most far-reaching decisions any congress ever made that provided the opportunity of inexpensive land for veterans of the revolution in lieu of the money they had been paid which was called scrip which was only worth $.10 on the dollar. it was the opening up of the west as it was then known, the northwest, north and west of the ohio river, which ultimately became
CSPAN
Sep 23, 2017 9:55am EDT
country between the constitutional cannot convention of 87 and george washington's presidency and congress have some difficult issues to settle. the one thing we were in the midst of the terrible profession. in the depression lasted as cong as the war have and mostngg people didn't understand how long the war lasted. eight and half years. except for vietnam it's the longest war we have ever been involved in. the plight of people in new england was really serious. and people were going to jail which was not what they fought that were four. it led to what was known as shays rebellion. it was a very unsettled time. it was the northwest ordinance that was passed by the congress. it provided the opportunity of inexpensive land for the revolution in lieu of the money they had been paid which was only worth about 10 cents on the dollar. it was the opening up of the west as it was then known it was north and west of the ohio river which ultimately became the important states of ohio, illinois indiana and michigan and wisconsin. and that was among the most important decisions of that congr
CSPAN
Nov 21, 2016 4:15am EST
baier and megyn kelly, brit hume, charles krauthammer, steve hayes, george or will, a.b. stoddard, people i've admired for so long. we worked a lot of hours together, chris stirewalt, another one. i did a podcast as well. we worked weekends. and also it was just an amazing, fascinating story to cover. if you waited four hours, there would be a new storyline in this election. it was just so wild the whole time. >> host: what's your take on the result? >> guest: well, i think america spoke very, very loudly. the map looks totally different. donald trump was able to do something that a lot of people, including me, looking at the numbers didn't think he could do. and kellyanne conway, the president-elect's campaign manager, said the cues and clues were there all along. i remember in 2012, i sort of bought into this idea that the polls were skewed and that romney was actually going to win, and that turned out not to be true, and i promised myself i would never do that again. the national polling was largely correct. the state polling was absolutely off. and the wave of change that dona
CSPAN
Oct 1, 2016 1:00pm EDT
good information and good sources but remember people didn't believe it. nixon beat george mcgovern after we had written most of these stories, nixon beat mcgovern, it was a landslide. i think i sense the president was a criminal and would order and carry out all of these illegal and abusive actions that seem impossible. story after story, we wrote hundreds of stories in the end. the watergate committee, the house impeachment inquiry, watergate prosecutor who really dug into this and eventually developed the documentation, testimony and secret tape recordings. >> host: bob woodward, who is still alive from the nixon white house, the house judiciary committee etc.? >> guest: good question. alexander butterfield is one of the few. >> host: john dean. >> guest: john dean, nixon's council who testified so dramatically in 73 for days about his feelings about nixon and ties and coverups. the main aids are gone. henry kissinger is still alive. he is a figure in this book. i think there is still work to be done on the vietnam war. why nixon continued that war when he had the opportunity whe
CSPAN
Mar 11, 2017 7:00pm EST
george soros to fund planned parenthood which is politically contentious than the could take of the care of a good portion of what planned parenthood needs never mess that he put $280 million into years ago blumberg picked up the ahold deficit when susan g. coleman group pulled out of funding planned parenthood. >> guest: i do not have a comment except planned parenthood does get a lot of private foundations -- donations. >> host: you may comment you'll think they should find government responsibilities. >> guest: and was trying to say i don't think private philanthropy can substitute for government action to cover all of the social needs that b.c.. just because it is not a comparable amount of money it is nothing like the government budget government is trillions state local and federal government trillions of dollars so somehow private philanthropy that the math does not work. that is what i was trying to say if you look at health care fall or all -- for all then there is no way that private philanthropy of any kind can begin to address that. that is in many multibillion-dollar commitm
CSPAN
Jan 2, 2017 3:00pm EST
social media. i also have this george w. bush library jacket, i love to wear it, and i sought shepard smithin in the elevator a year ago and he said wow, you love him. i do and i love to wear it around. i think people do a double take once in a while. there are more republicans and conservatives in big cities than you think. they are just quite about it. >> speech speaking of which, george w. bush has a new book out. >> i'm so excited. >> he has undertaken a project over the past couple of years where he is finishing painting a portrait of 98 wounded warriors who served under his command. it's a a very emotional and moving tribute to these men and women and a very personal way, it has not been done in the history of the world. that book will come out in february and i hope that book tv has a chance to talk to them. >> i hope so as well. linda, go ahead with your question or comment. >> caller: hi dana, i'm a gung ho dog lover and i never miss your show. congratulations. you are just real big and everybody's eyes, including mine. >> guest: thank you so much. you have a question
CSPAN
Sep 3, 2016 1:45am EDT
thought george bush foreign policy, the first was against everything that america stood for he was worried about the first goal for the first foray as american empire he was really run out of the conservative movement for his views on this he thought bush betrayed the entire reagan legacy. he did not believe in any form of overseas expansion so the idea that we have troops stationed in 150 countries is something very different and would havee been very upset and would not have recognized the neocons and bought about that but and not to necessarily name names but to beat dedicated tos, conservatism not as art but is entertainment but to sell that as a radio show or tv show'' we're doing is a discussion to take those 45 minutes that is what we should be doing that was the proper way to do the news and there were people like mine recent going at it and is very charitable but to let her talk and then just answered very calmly and then did that with malcolm x. that was not his sound bites >> with that exchange of ideas we want to open the floor for questions. . . biographies. in the mea
CSPAN
Dec 25, 2013 11:00pm EST
directed to doh surveillance over two things but when george of the bush left the white house people were saying what you have to do now that there is a big the door that is mission accomplished? prospect for change. >> where? >> guest: one thing that happened. i started writing this weak in the -- book in the middle of barack obama's first term. at that time, people didn't understand that obama continued bush's policy. the surveillance and everything we were doing domestically. and so linda greenhouse referred my book to the wake-up call. people didn't wake up that much. people were not looking to re-examine the decisions that had been made in the fall of 2001 about what our antiterrorism strategies should be. so what i would say is there was a snooze alarm. and the wake-up call came with snowden. when he started releasing documents about what actually is going on behind the curtain and what kind of surveillance there is, i think people did start to pay more attention. i think for good reason. and so, well, i'll tell you i think it matters more than ever people be aware of what is g
CSPAN
Oct 23, 2016 8:30am EDT
and decide the and they would gradually learn and i would pop in their coveted george, they would to washington. i went to john and they with the adams. then when they got to the middle of the pac ago grover, they would see clinton. i with you benjamin, they would say harrison. i would say grover and physically the again and it was a we should do a children's book to introduce people to the president would say kleven, i would say benjamin david sadie harrison, and then they would get very excited and i said we should do a children's book to introduce people to the presidents. to introduce them as human beings and to tell about their families and their siblings, and their pets and hobbies. talk about the central features of their administration without necessarily going into sex scandals, you can talk about race, you can talk about money, you can talk about things that went wrong, but you could communicate love for the idea of a service. the extraordinary variety of people went there. we have people with great physical disabilities who are president for longer than anybody else but ca
CSPAN
Dec 7, 2013 5:30pm EST
: the world is a battlefield. " mr. scahill, earlier you were on a panel with dan balz and george packer, and one of the questioners asked you what do you see as the difference between how the bush administration and the obama administration approach the war on terror. >> right. , i mean, i think first of all it's great to be with you here on c-span and booktv. the bush with administration, i don't want to understate how atrocious i think that period was in american foreign policy. it really was like murder incorporated. the destruction of iraq, the creation of the cia black sites, the idea that the geneva convention was -- [inaudible] the abu ghraib torture, using guantanamo, you could go on and on in characterizing it. so i don't want to get into a thing about is obama worse than bush. i covered those wars, i know what happened. under president obama i think what we have is someone who has sort of rebranded some of the more egregious aspects of the bush-cheney counterterror apparatus and i think has convinced himself that they're waging a smarter war. so they're relying on the d
CSPAN
May 6, 2016 9:01pm EDT
a christian but nevertheless, i thought it might be relevant, and i don't believe that this george washington, john adams,ad james madison and almost every great thinker in history believed in khartoum. that dismissal is very common today. people have a dismissive attitude toward those of us who actually believe in the god of the bible. you are certainly free to have that belief, but it is not cartoonish. it is into stem indispensable and he demands we be good people and we have to answer to him. it's the best idea ever developed for the decency of people. i would like everyone walking along here to feel that their behavior toward other humann bei beings is just by god. i don't know why that is objectionable. i really don't. i can't think of a better idea. to think that i walk through life having to be a good person and that god expects me to be good, why does that make people like the last former caller angry?i deal with th it's a puzzle to me. i deal with it on my radio show. ideal with the in email e-mail. i can only say that this is what politics has succeeded in doing. it has
CSPAN
Nov 20, 2016 1:25am EST
leader george mitchell explores the potential for peace between israel and palestine. harvard business school professor explores the motivation of white collar criminals and this weekend, washington post columnist sebastian maltby talks about the career of former federal >> but what i call it is it is basic is new york that is focused to create that aggregate data which had not existed . so that creation of data is the best quality data but not modeling are taking that for granted with those logical connections >> afterwards, airs on book tv saturday and sunday at 9 p.m. eastern, you can watch all previous afterward programs on our website, book tv.org. am and book tv is live at th >>host: we are live that the miami book fair for the 33rd year the festival has then held at miami dade college north of downtown miami we're now joined on the set whisky author of the book they cannot control assault . -- us all that is a long title. >> it comes from a video after the fatal shooting of martin one of the first fatal shootings after the grand jury decision not to charge the officers in fergus
CSPAN
Mar 27, 2017 6:00am EDT
atlanta feminist alliance. alpha house. i think it was founded by margo george, best i can remember. do you have any current information about that alliance? >> guest: i'm afraid -- >> host: we'll get an answer in just a second. gypsy, can you tell us a little bit about yourself and how you got to elk horn city, kentucky? >> caller: well, i grew up -- i was born in west virginia, wyoming county, near the now-famous oceana from which the documentary oceana was filmed. .. >> i've fumbled my way through life; 1960, gosh, i'm just going along about myself. oh, my. >> my point was, you live in a rural area and you're identified as a lesbian. what has that life been like for you? >> well, i'm out to the people who know me, but i don't know very many people in this area. i didn't grow up here. i just grew up a county away in southwest virginia. >> thank you for your time and for your story. lillian faderman. >> i ton know about the feminist groups you talk about but i spoke a couple of times at a woman's book store in atlantay i heard recently the book store is still going. so, i think you sho
CSPAN
Nov 8, 2015 12:30am EST
: thank you for the call. let's move on to george, joining us from hawaii. caller: aloha. when i was in the masters program, i could not complete a research topic on segregation, but a few years after i graduated, it was revealed, the massacre in which there was a rice riot -- race riot with 1000 casualties and the records were distributed to a pacific unit. are any of your researchers looking at that or is that though an open mystery? the researcher who started this past away. -- passed away. mr. czekanski: we do not have anyone that is currently working on that. i have heard of it. i do not have the details. host: did the u.s. take many prisoners in the pacific battles? mr. czekanski: not compared to say the number of germans. for the japanese, surrender was not considered an audible and to -- honorable end to their service. they would kill themselves or make a final assault. many prisoners we did take were taken because they were wounded and incapacitated, they were captured in that manner. towards the very end of the war, more japanese began to surrender. host: do you gather all of
CSPAN
Mar 24, 2016 11:14pm EDT
we have been listening to you talk here on the panel. george w. bush used to talk about the low expectations as a form of soft bigotry. is that a fair statement? but it was the tour day force. in the face of bigotry to perpetuate wildly unequal funding. and has intensified here we have a system that is more segregated than wildly unequal in finances. and instead with the lower expectations and to have those highest expectations. overriding lesson plans. >> let's talk about the detroit public schools. going in tomorrow is a superintendent what are the two things that you do really? in instead of all the black children in detroit to have the total apartheid schools it creates in integrated school system within the central city. there are people that i know who are watching that say you are stuck in the age of martin luther king. id to integrate the public schools. but i still believe of segregated education is a guarantee we will never have equal schools. so the first they never do anything in my power to create a metropolitan school system as opposed to the detroit school system.
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May 28, 2016 11:00am EDT
george washington, john adams, james madison and almost every great thinker in history believed in a cartoon. that dismissal is very common today.to people have a dismissive attitude toward those of us who actually believe in the god of the bible, and you're certainly free to have that belief. but it is not cartoonish, it is indispensable that there is a god who demands that we be good people and to whom we will have to answer is the best idea ever developed for the creation of decent people. i would like everyone walking along here to feel that their behavior toward other human beings is judged by god.ei i don't know why that is objectionable. i really don't. i can't think of a better idea. to think that i walk through life having to be a good person and that god expects me to be good, why does that make people like the last caller angry? so much so that he calls what we believe in a cartoon? it's a puzzle to me, frankly. i deal with it on my radio show, i deal with it in e-mail. and i can only say that this is what college has succeeded in doing. it has, it has presented a cartooni
CSPAN
Dec 25, 2015 8:25pm EST
william and mary and studied with george here in town would have been here for much longer. so the situation sort of varied depending on which of these individuals you see. as the colonial capital, most of the -- well, essentially all of the really important business at the colonial level was administered here. so if these individuals had business that needed to be done with the state, they had to come here. so this was a busy place with people coming and going and visiting, sometimes for longer and sometimes for shorter. by all accounts, it was a pretty happening place. >> and when did williamsburg become the capital? >> so williamsburg becomes the capital of virginia in 1699. previous to that, it had been -- so from 1607 to 1698, the capital was in jamestown. and in 1698, the statehouse in jamestown burned down for the third time, and they started to -- or they took the opportunity to see if there was a better location. and williamsburg at that time was known as middle plantation. it was the home to the college of william and mary. it had an established church here at bruton pari
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. some of these images make george waldrop. it's incredible. so yes i completely agree that. >> host: we all knew what apollo was but how many people heard that they would google it or help explain it. >> guest: i think it is a real problem. it is unfortunate if we have to spend tv to send astronauts into space because there's a lot of excitement out there exploring with robotic spacecraft as well. >> host: was very common lament among these women? >> guest: i didn't say there was. they all had different experiences and different takes on their career but for the most part, they felt very fortunate to have the careers they had. but i guess i would say the most common lament is they had been forgotten i documented several parts of that in the book i talk about the 2008 they had a big gala for explorer number one. it's one of thenot one of them t even of barbara paulsen. they've just been left out of so many of the celebrations. >> host: was an oversight? >> guest:. >> host: kerry in michigan, you are on the air with author nathalia holt. >> host: you are on booktv. we will give you on
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investigation of gun violence in america. former senate majority leader george mitchell explores the potential for peace between israel and palestine. harvard business school professor explores the motivation of white collar criminals and this weekend, washington post columnist sebastian maltby talks about the career of former federal reserve chairman alan greenspan. >> what i call the new york school. there was a school based in new york around the national bureau of economic research which was focused on just counting the economy, creating the aggregate data which we see in the statistics which hadn't existed in the 30's and how you generated the best quality data and having got his start not modeling, not for taking data for granted and in the building of complex mathematical connections between the data points. >> afterwards, airs on book tv saturday and sunday at 9 p.m. eastern, you can watch all previous afterward programs on our website, book tv.org. >> and book tv is live at the miami book fair. this is the 33rd year that the festival has been held. and held on the campus of miami-dade
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ultimately cost us trillions of dollars. now, if we go back to 2003 when george w. bush administration invaded iraq they did did not anticipate what the full cost would be, and indeed part of the judgment of that administration is their failure to understand what was had actually going to ensue. but the real point would be that -- the need to consider alternatives to simply further accident pendture of military power whether it's solar panels or irrigation or -- some other program of economic development, ultimately the -- nurtureing, functioning, stable society is going to require something other than simply dropping bombs and conducting military campaigns on the ground. and i think your question makes that point very nicely. >>, is there a tendency towards group thinking in the pentagon in a military circle or is there a pretty robust debate that goes on before policy or implement? >> i don't have great insight into what they talk about in the pentagon these days because i've been out of the army for quite some period of time. but i think, i think there's group think within any insti
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. >> did we miss things on radar that morning? >> no. joe lockhart and george elliott were manning the radar station at opana point. they saw the planes coming in, relayed the message back to head quartz and it was dismissed as the b-17s that were flying in from california. i believe some of the historians referenced to earlier in the week on various shows was we knew the japanese fleet was on the move, but we didn't know where. and it took everybody by surprise that they were sailing across the northern pacific and eventually launched the attack probably about 250 miles north of oahu. yeah, the caller mentioned human intelligence, you know, technology doesn't fail in these events, it's human intelligence that fails. same thing with the condor response of the submarine off the entrance of pearl harbor. of course, the ward goes up and sinks the submarine. really the message is relayed back to, you know, sink pack headquarters and it's lost in the paperwork. >> they have just recently discovered some of that submarine, correct, or remnants of it, rather. >> yes, they did. as a matter of
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end to lead george w. bush administration decided we would take an enormous amount of data and to catch terrorists that was growing and growing under bush at the time we said we will trust you and it turns out the matter how much you think they ought to be trusted it never ends well. just think the government is rarely a good proposition that is why you need significant limitations on what exactly it can and cannot do. >> "the people vs. barack obama" any updates with the paper book? >> i don't think so. it is cheaper. [laughter] >> host: who are the police? >> guest: the people on the left say anybody who disagree with them is bad debt is the entire it tactic. the media uses said the president uses said that if you disagree on policy because you are a bad human being. with marco rubio we saw in last week. hillary clinton a week and a half into her campaign is she has been asked zero substantive questions because she runs away from that carries ben marco rubio was asked everything from substance to nonsense. would you attend a gauge wedding? that is the koch a question there is on
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they declared at the end to what victory is in the george w. bush administration they decided that we were going to basically take an enormous ounce of data to capture and catch come into that and growing and growing under bush. the threat is so great we need to trust you and it turns out no matter how much you think the federal government ought to be trusted it never ends well trusting the government is very rarely a good proposition and that's why we do need some significant limitations on what the federal government can and cannot do. >> paperback, any updates updates enough enough to click >> i don't believe so. >> your previous book bullies who are they click >> they are the folks on the left that are trying to say that anybody that disagrees is about human being into this is the entire thing. he did is costly to marco rubio it's fascinating hillary clinton is now a week and a half into the campaign she has been asked zero questions because she is away from the cameras and we get to talk about the order that was would you attend a wedding it the case in which no he is mean and na
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george w. marshall who is a big believer in unified command. the anglo american ability to create this unified command structure is one of the things that made d-day possible. >> here's john from san diego. go ahead. >> yes, good morning, mr. symonds. my father was one of some 2,000 african-american men who landed at omaha and utah beaches on june 6th, 1944. he was one of the people who drove the trucks that supplied ammo and food and yet you never see one african-american depicted in any documentary. you never see them in movies like "private ryan" or "the longest day." i think there's a distortion of history that some 2,000 african-american men were never given an honor for what they contributed to probably the greatest save of the democracy to ever occur. i just want to know your thoughts on that. >> i think you are absolutely right. it's worse than you suggest. it's not just that 2,000 african-american men went ashore. on omaha and utah beaches. it's that 10% of the entire american army consisted of african-american men who did all of the work that made possible the logistic s
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, pretty much centerstage. the capital is one of the areas. you are going to st. george? where is that in relation to columbia? caller: east of columbia. i'm getting on i-95, it takes me straight there. i'm getting off the exit and finding a place to park. your money, i will avoid i-95 this weekend. caller: i guess it will go as far as i can. anyone is assuring us what weather will be like? host: along the path of totality? caller: yes, where it will be overcast. ont: i would think and app your phone would probably be just as good as anything else. caller: the regular forecast. host: yes. thank you for calling. hello, marjorie. caller: before i tell you what i will be doing, i want to say i went to the nasa website and they offer a variety of ways that you can make your own viewing devices at home. what i plan to be doing is i will really just be praising jesus christ, the creator of heaven and earth, and i pray that all of you guys have a wonderful, wonderful day. host: thank you for that. i wanted to pass along a note. someone had called about a helmet, according to nasa's website, a sh
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annual savannah book festival presented by george power and the family foundation. what a terrific day we are blessed to host such celebrated authors in trinity united methodist church today which has been made possible by the generosity of curt anderson, we like to stand special thanks to our literary members and individual owners who have made and continue to make the festival free. before we get started saturdays, i said sundays. to make saturday's free festival events possible. before i get started there are always housekeeping issues. immediately following the presentation,
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together, so there have to be adjustments to the story, but i think george clooney and grant his love did a good job, and as i write about in "monuments men," people are going to know this is an american and british-led operation, it had not been done before on this scale, there was historic issue that paved if way for this to happen. the policy of the western allies is to return them, the monuments officers risked their lives or were killed during combat. it's an incredibly noble and upbeat story about world war ii, and if someone wants to know the details and more about the people, it's all there in my book. >> guest: monumentsmen foundation.org has biographies on each one of the 350 or so monuments men and women from 13 nations. we have a lot of photographs that we have some that are in rescuing da vinci, my first book, but a lot of information that we couldn't include in the various books i've written. >> host: two events, both at the white house this past week. you were at the white house for a screening, right? >> guest: yeah. we were invited, george clooney and grant were kind
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. i am delighted to welcome you to the 10th annual savannah book festival presented by george r
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? >> know. but, there was a-- robert e lee was married to custis is daughter, like george washington's granddaughter or great granddaughter or something like that, but randolph was somehow in the family. randolph was a kid to just about everyone. he was well-connected and not as close of that, because he was relation. >> garland tucker. [applause]. >> thank you so much. thank you for joining us, everyone. have a wonderful afternoon. we appreciate you being here. [inaudible conversations] [inaudible conversations] [inaudible conversations] >> you are watching 48 hours of nonfiction. three cal television for serious readers. >> pulitzer prize winner david mccullough joins us here on our set at the convention center.loh the woright brothers is his most recent book, his most recent bestseller. mr. mcculloch, who funded the wright brothers? >> they did.? there are only funding had was what they took from their rather modest earnings from their bicycle shop. they not only funded theirer efforts, but they virtually made everything that they were in they need of to create the firstlyin flyers
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a minute. what is-- what was your relationship with george w. bush? guest: it was good in the beginning. i had an interview with him when he first announce and he liked me because i had given barbara bush a good review in the "new york times" for cash for her memoir which was really fun. barbara is very sort of highly and so it was fine at first, but then unfortunately, i think he went down a very bad path with the rock and came under the sway of the man-- i think i was the first to dub dick cheney darth vader, but then he began, himself that probably and now steve bannon calls himself that, so i think the relationship with all of the press corps got more tense as the kind of, you know, had fake news about the iraq war. host: maureen dowd, in november 2008, and this is in the book "the year of voting dangerously" you write about the white house. how can such a lovely house makes so many of its inhabitants-- [inaudible] guest: a lot of my friends are really hysterical about the trumpet presidency and one of my girlfriends who is a health nut said to me my gosh, i'm having a gla
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