tv Charlotte Pence Marlon Bundos Day in the Nations Capital CSPAN July 28, 2019 8:25am-9:16am EDT
>> [inaudible conversations] you are watching booktv on c-span2 with top nonfiction books and authors every weekend. booktv, television for serious readers. >> okay, if i could ask you to take your seats. you guys are the best behaved in the room. nice job. i wait for the adults to catch up. welcome. good morning. we are thrilled to have you here with us this morning for a very special program at the reagan ranch center. i name is andrew coffin as a i
have the privilege of serving as director for the americas foundation. i think we ought to start this morning by thinking our good friends the united states secret service. there are a few of them in the room. [applause] they have done very important work. they have a very important job and fsoc to make this event possible so we are grateful or your service to our country along with the local law enforcement who acted as support for this event as well. it is such an honor to have karen pence, the second leg of the united states, and her daughter charlotte with us today. this talented duo will be introduced you in just a few moments, and when it happens let's make sure we give them a very warm welcome to santa barbara and the reagan ranch center. today's graham i think it's worth noting is certainly not the first time that young america's foundation has worked with the pence family. the whole family visited for private two other reagan ranch fn congressman mike pence addressed or student audiences
throughout his time on capitol hill. in 2017, the newly and i quit a vice president mike pence spoke our national conservative student conference and lasher we helped launch the very first marlon bundo book, the firstborn in the series at a virginia headquarters office. marlon bundo did make an appearance at that event. said to report he did not make a cross-country trip to be with us today. and then just earlier this month, the pence's were kind enough to host the a group of g immersive foundation friends and supporters at the home of the naval observatory. a number of your initial work with us. we are grateful for the hospitality. the pence's are a wonderfully kind committed them to assert a country with integrity for decades and in the process have got a nose could our nation and our cause and it is an honor to be able to welcome them to the
center today. we are excited to introduce them to you in just another moment or two. i would also like to welcome providence school to the reagan ranch center. [applause] we are joined among the group by board chair mat, in the back there. [applause] and a number of other providence board members. we're glad to have all of you with us. and then lower school principal. [applause] along with a great group of kindergarten, first and second graders. welcome to each of you. great to have you with us along with your teachers. [applause] by the way, if there are any other, i see a couple young people in the audience, even if you're not part of providence you're welcome to come sit on the floor if you'd like to do so. it's up to you but we're glad to
have you join us on the carpet. that applies to young people only. barry -- doesn't like you, barry. [laughing] and finally there are quite a few young america's foundation friends and supporters with us. i'd like to especially welcome our great friends bob and margaret niehaus and thinking for the special role they play in sponsoring this was program. thank you. [applause] i'm now going to turn the program over to my cawley, amy brooker. >> -- colleague. >> welcome again everyone -- [inaudible] it's great to have so many very young americans with us this morning. in his farewell address to the nation ronald reagan warned us that he's concerned about the
eradication of the american memory and the erosion of the american spirit. he encouraged us to quote start with some basics, more attention to american history and a greater emphasis on civic rituals. so that's what we going to do today. kits, isn't it wonderful that we can come here like this? we have touched a were so in our country with freedom. we can go to school. we can get together at the reagan ranch center. we can say but we think, we can go to church and worship god. when they when you grew up you can pursue any job that you want to. it doesn't matter what you look like or where you come from or who you know. as americans we all have the same freedom. many, many people in the world don't have these freedoms, so we really fortunate that this is a really special thing. and because of this and most of the adults in the room know this already, for the kids joining us today, there are few things we do every time we get together at the reagan ranch center. the first thing we do is say a prayer. we know all good things come from god, so we like to begin by
thanking and asking gods blessing of time to together ps of to do that i'd like to invite margaret niehaus to the stage here. she and husband bob a wonderful supporters of the foundation and their sponsors of this event. they have two children and five grandchildren. she is an inter-designer and and free time she enjoys playing tennis and doing family shields. she can trace of families history although it back to the mayflower. she also loves reading books to learn more about our great nation and is passionate about passing on the founding ideals of a country to the younger generation. welcome her up to the stage. [applause] >> thank you. if you could bow your head in prayer. gracious heavenly father, we ask you for your blessing on us as we gather here today to celebrate your precious gifts.
the gifts of storytelling, poetry and art. we thank you for bringing mrs. pence and charlotte and officer today safely. we thank you also for gifts of courage, patience, wisdom, forbearance, and a call to service with which you so abundantly granted to the entire pence family. please continue to inspire mrs. pence and charlotte to share with children of all ages the wonders of america and its capital city as through the eyes of a very special bunny. in jesus name we pray. amen. >> thank you. the second thing we do at the start of every program is say the pledge of allegiance. how many of you know all the words? look at that. that is wonderful.
[applause] it's a way to remind ourselves and each other of the freedom we talked about earlier and what it means for us to all the americans. we also see pledge and we stand up to honor the men and women who fought and died to protect our nation. so going to learn more about the pledge in just a few minutes. two leaders in the pledge i like to invite two special ladies to the stage. many of you know caroline who was a student at the university of virginia and a valued colleague here at the reagan ranch center for sixers. she serves as director of the government for providence and she's a mother to virginia and rush, and joining caroline is her daughter virginia who is a preschool student at providence and already attended multiple event at the reagan ranch center. virginia is a big fan of ronald reagan, just like the president
one of her favorite food is macaroni and cheese. [laughing] >> so come on out. [applause] i pledge allegiance to the flag of the united states of america, and to the republic for which it stands: one nation under god, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all. virginia is a big fan of ronald >> thank you ladies. now it is my pleasure to introduce our featured. >> guest: can't pence, a mother, educated and
award-winning watercolor artist. that she served for 25 years in the classroom as an elementary school teacher before becoming first lady of the indian. in that role she greater indiana's first ladies charitable foundations, established to encourage and support use and counties across indiana. she is committed to raising awareness about the mental health profession of our charity, blue star mothers she is committed to supporting military families as well. just last year she launched an awareness campaign to elevate and encourage our nations military spouses, educated than by the resources and opportunities available to military families. she's a proud mom of her adult children charlotte, audrey and michael charlotte pence is a best-selling author of come in addition to "marlon bundo's day in the nation's capital." first solo book waco life lessons for my father was released in october and we don't lessons her father has taught her. her work has been featured in glamour magazine and u.s. weekly
among other media outlets. she contributed writing and production skills to the image award-winning documentary fleeced. charlotte graduate from depaul university with a bachelor degree in an english -- she currently attends harvard divinity school which is a candidate or a masters in theological studies with an emphasis on religious themes and literature and culture. they will start reading from the book and at the end of the presentation they will be taking questions from the audience and that will be followed by a few very important announcements. kids, i want you to start thinking about some questions you might want to ask the as well. throughout the time, their time in the public eye, the pences have been fm by wisdom, character and humility. both charlotte and karen pence have displayed grace in the face of opposition and kindness when faced with -- their wonderful role models and were offered to have them with us today. please join me in welcoming charlotte and karen pence.
[applause] >> what a great group we have here. this is my favorite part right here though. because charlotte really wrote these books to educate children, and i bet you probably are just a little bit curious about how this all started, how did we decide to do this bunny book. charlotte is the author so she's going to kick it off. >> great to see all you guys here today. it really all started with marlon.
so when i first got marlon actually went back in college, and so i went to college, like you just heard, to study film, to study movie making. and so i wrote a short film and i had a money in it. i needed to get a bunny because i didn't have marlon yet. so i went online and i started looking for for a bunny to buyi found marlon and i named him marlon bundo which was a joke after the actor marlon brando, which the adults might get. and so marlon became my pet in college. and then he lived with my parents in the cavernous resident in indiana. and then a really became famous after my dad became vice president because when we moved from indiana to washington, d.c. we had to go on an airplane called air force two, and when
we're getting off of the plane with all of our stuff and all of our pets and all of our luggage, a lot of reporters in the media get pictures of us taking a big bunny cage off of the plane. and so they really wanted to know what was in the cage and by we had a bunny. they thought it was really funny. and so as this lots of questions about marlon and kind of became famous. and so, you guys know what instagram is? okay. >> in the adults? [laughing] -- any adults? >> he hasn't instagram account, and he is way more followers than i do actually. he became kind of famous that way. we call him the bunny of the united states -- botus. the president goes by president
of united states, potus. that became a joke and a competent and scrimp marlon became really famous which made my mom and i really want to write a book about him. >> so actually yes over 32,000 followers on instagram. when charlotte was your age, she used to tell stories. she would tell her sisters stories when she was falling asleep at night. audrey would say charlotte,, tommy another story, and charlotte told the elaborate stories where she would add to them the next night and she would develop the characters, and she would line up her stuffed animals and dolls and tell them stories. so when she want to go to college and study filmmaking and writing, we knew that was the right path for her. so i've always known charlotte was going to be an author. always known it. what as her mom, to have her ask me to collaborate with her and
be the illustrator for her first book, was quite an honor for me. i had never illustrated a book. so she asked me to paint all the water colors in the book. so the first book weekend decided that, when the vice president became the vice president, there was a lot about it we didn't know. it happened pretty quickly and our lives, and so we thought either of the people, especially schoolchildren, might wonder a little bit about what is the role of the vice president. and where does he live and what is his life like? the first book was a day in the life of the vice president, and marlon went around with the vice president in the book and goes to all the places with the vice president goes. there were a lot of interesting facts that you may not know that we didn't know, like the vice president lives at the naval observatory. so our house where we live
actually is on a naval base right in washington, d.c., and it's what the observatory is. so we talk a little bit about the observatory. we talk about the naval enlisted aides, the minute women who take care of that house, because the house belongs to the navy. we talk about the fact that the vice president is actually the president of the senate. so he has an office in the capital. he also has an office in the eisenhower executive office building, which marlon called the wonderful eeov and that's the real link with a office of the vice president is to do a lot of things about the vice presidency that we didn't know until we came into this role. we thought it would be a great educational tool. one of the things charlotte did, and you all were wanting to be
writers, one of the things you have to do as a writer, you have to do a lot of research. in the back of the book that our educational fax that tell you about what it's like to be the vice president. that was the first book. >> so when we were coming up with an idea for another book, we decided kind of wanted to write something that talked about all the values we have in america and the history of those values. in this book which on battery to you guys, marlon listens to the pledge of allegiance which all just said so well. there are a lot of words in nevada kind of confusing sometimes. he's confused about them and so he decides that he wants to go around washington, d.c. so he can we learn about the different values that we hold dear in america. so when he gets to visit the monuments and memorials, we talk about the military and also talk
about freedom of speech and things like that. so i can read it now. i won't spoil it. okay, so this is "marlon bundo's day in the nation's capital" ." hi there. have we met? if not, i'm marlon bundo pinch. i live in washington, d.c. with my grandma and grandpa picky might know them as a vice president at second lady. there are lots of hits at my home, the naval observatory. today we have schoolchildren visiting from all over the country. grandma used a teacher so she leads them in the pledge of allegiance. can you say it with us? i pledge allegiance to the flag of united states of america and to the republic for which it
stands, one nation under god, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all. good job the second time. with one erase i listed the words of the pledge out a few of all confused. what do liberty and justice mean? how are we one nation under god? grandma says the pledge of allegiance and minds of all the things that make america special. justice means treating everyone fairly and liberty is all about freedom. one of our freedoms is religious freedom, says grandma, which is what a lot of people came to america. ihop to the when a look at the national cathedral down the street. this is one of the symbols in washington that stands for religious freedom. grandma says there are more places and our nation's capital where we can learn what the pledge means. let's hop around and find them.
one of the ways we exercise our freedom is by voting for our elected leaders. the pledge of allegiance has the united states is a republic, which means we get to choose who are leaders are. look, i can see the capitol dome. in this country we all have to obey the laws. which means speedy he did not actually pose there. [laughing] that probably would've gotten us in trouble. >> but we're also allowed to have our own opinions about important things. the place with this is protected as a supreme court, the place that is in charge of upholding justice and making sure every american citizen is treated fairly, no matter how rich or poor or young or old you are. can you guess how many supreme court justices there are? we can also learn about important issues, inform our own
opinions by reading it when we read about famous people and events from history, we learned important lessons, like how to treat everyone fairly. a good place to read is at the library of congress which has thousands of books. it's the biggest library in the world. i even found my first book here. we can also learn a lot about our country by looking at historical documents. some of those are found in the national archives, including the u.s. constitution, written more than 200 years ago. in just four pages the constitution spells out exactly how our country would be run and how our rights would be protected. we can see up close under this last case. look, i can see the white house down the street. that's with the president lives, which is a highest elected position in our nation. but the president is an aching like in other countries. we get to jews are present in
every four years. let's wave hello. we can celebrate our freedom in lots of ways, including the arts, place and concerts are great way to discover new points of view and one of the best places to see a play a concert is at the kennedy center. i think the curtain is about to go up. our country has some amazing leaders right from the beginning. george washington was our first president. he was also a general who fought bravely america's liberty in the revolutionary war. we remember him with his big m unmet. i think it looks like a pencil. abraham lincoln was a president of the trade during the civil war. he is known for freeing the slaves with his emancipation proclamation. this is an important step in creating chassis and equality for all people. i hop up the steps to say hello but i don't know if he can it all the way up there.
equality means all people are treated the same way. that was the hope of another great american, dr. martin luther king junior. he made a lot of important speeches about equality. one of the most famous is called i have a dream. do you have any dreams for america? thousands of people come to washington, d.c. every you to learn about our nation's history. and if they come in springtime they can also see these pretty pink trees that go all the way around. they were a gift from the people of japan to the people of the united states in 1912. across the water we can spot the jefferson memorial with the round top honoring president thomas jefferson. some places in washington are a little sad, but they're still very important to visit. one of my favorites is the vietnam war memorial. when you walk down the ramp you can read the names of all the soldiers who fought and died in that war. they are carved into the black marble stone and people come from all over to find the names
of their loved ones. when i think of the pledge of allegiance i think of the flag at all the important things the flag and the pledge stand for, like freedom, justice and equality. but then i realize we don't get these things on her own. there are people who fight for us to be free everyday, like the soldiers from world war ii raised the flag at iwo jima. before we go home there's one more place we need to go. at arlington national cemetery i see an american flags placed at the headstones of each of the soldiers who give their lives to protect the country and all the freedoms we enjoy. today we learned about the rights and liberty half as americans. we also learned it is okay to have different opinions. even when we disagree we're still indivisible which means we will be one country no matter our differences. so before we had home there's one more thing to do. i've, head and whispered a tiny thank you to these brave souls.
it is because of them were able to live in a country that is free. one nation, under god, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all. the end. [applause] >> actually, today is the day that blacks will be placed at all of those headstones at arlington cemetery, so if you watch the news tonight you will be able to see the flags being placed for memorial day, which is monday. kind of an interesting that we are here today. >> thank you, ladies. we had time for a few questions. so haley and adam are in the back with microphones. please raise your hand and we will get the microphone to you so everyone can hear you.
students, if you thought of something raise your hand if you have a question about marlon bundo are writing a book, wonderful. weight into get the microphone so everyone can hear. we will start over here. >> how old was he when you gotten? >> i don't how old he was, but he was less than a year old, i think. we think he is about six years old now. but he was smaller but he wasn't a baby bunny. he was maybe like six months. >> a question right here. >> what is it like to live where you live in washington, d.c.? >> well, i lived there for about six months after my dad became vice president. and it was really cool. it's a big base like my mom said, so to get in and out you have to go through security. so that's kind of weird to get used to, but what, what would
you say can you live there all the time? [laughing] >> you know, honestly it's strange to live there, for me. and my other daughter audrey said to me the other day, mom, it feels like have to go through a museum to get to where you live. because we live on the second and third floor, you become a look at the front of the book you can see it's like a big victorian home. the downstairs we use for a lot of entertaining and so if a lot of people over. the vice presidents house is different from the white house. there are not public tours. so to come to the vice presidents house you have to be invited to come. we like to open it up for people to be able to come and actually why af was just a couple weeks ago. but we like to people come in. imagine if you had to go through gates and security to get into
your house every day and there are people there all the time. so all the time there security people there and so it feels a little bit strange but it's also quite a privilege to be one of the few families to get to live there. >> do you still have your bunny? >> yes. and he lives in the naval observatory with my parents. he does. >> what was your favorite thing when you were little? >> my favorite thing, i really liked telling stories like my mom just said. and my sister and i used to make up a lot of stories. we call this one game we played the mystery game, and i would make up a mystery she had to solve with her friends. i would leave like clues and stuff for her, so i would make
it this story ship to figure things out about. i think playing with my sister was my favorite thing to do. >> what does the bunny like to eat? >> he likes to eat come , he eaa lot of just like rabbit food that has a lot of like vegetables in it, but he also likes cilantro. i don't know why. some people to like it. it's like a funny taste. i it, but he really likes that. i don't know why. >> where did you get them? >> i cut them from the person that i found online. so i went on this website called craigslist. [laughing] and they were selling him. so, yeah. a little known fact.
>> have you ever had another pet before? >> yes. we have had lots of pets spirit we have had other bunnies. >> i i had a cat growing up namd pickles. >> pickles is that the naval observatory. now we have, this is kind of a fun factor now we have a dog named harley and a cat named hazel, and we've just had them for two years. and the reason they both have names that start with a h, you have to have a code name. so all of our codenames, charlotte and i have codenames and they start with h. my mine is a bird. can you guess what it is? >> blue jay? >> it starts with an age.
you know a bird that starts with h? [inaudible] >> no, that's my son. >> you may just read that in the paper. [laughing] >> my son is actually a fighter pilot for the marines and so his codename is hot. what do you think it is? >> hummingbird? >> yes. [applause] now, charlotte's is hard to guess because her codename means, you know, someone who can bring people together, or maybe when you saying different parts go together. it's a word that starts with an h. >> harmony? >> good job. that's right. very good.
>> what is your favorite thing to do with your bunny? >> marlon likes to be outside, but we have to watch him. but he does doesn't really runy or anything. he's pretty good, so sometimes we'll take you outside a little bit and take pictures within. that's fun to do. >> why was the cat named pickle? >> naturally good question. she came with the name pickle. i renamed her honey. i just like the name honey. pickle really stuck. she came with it and and i don't know why, i just couldn't call her anything else. >> i forgot. [laughing] >> that's okay.
>> does the bunny like to snuggle with you? >> yes, he is very nice. some bunnies are a little aggressive but he's very nice. he doesn't bite or anything. >> where did you keep the bunny when he's asleep? >> he stays in his little cage that we have for him bunnies are funny because they like to have the space like organized. people like sleep in like a certain area where he doesn't eat or anything. he kind of keeps it all clean for himself. >> what was the story about? >> the story? [laughing] so this is about the pledge of allegiance, and the first one we both of was about my dad and it was about what every vice president does, but also what my dad specifically does every day.
you can read that one, too. >> why does he look like oreo? >> you know, we had another kitty that was named oreo, but he does, he has black and white, he does can look like an oreo. .. we will let him run around when our dog isn't around, because the dog won't, hardly won't attack him and we used to have a beetle and the beetle is more of a hunter
dog so he wouldn't letmarlon be around him . i don't remember their name. we're going to take a few questions from the adults in the room, raise your hand and haleyand adam will bring the microphone around and we will come back to more kid questions . so keep thinking . >> we're so grateful you're here, thanks for coming . do you have some education background and this is a wonderful tool and a book to be used with children, what are your thoughts on education and children's education inparticular ? >> that's one of the things charlotte talks about in the book. we did an interview on fox news and the interviewer kept trying to bring it around to current issues and charlotte
made a great point on the show, she said that's why kids need books like this, to let them know that you do have religious liberty and the great thing about our country is you can go to whatever school your parents want you to go to and if they want you to go toa school that teaches christian beliefs, they have that right in this country so i think it's , the book, we didn't really plan it this way. we didn't know that i would be under a lot of attack for going back to teaching in a christian school but it just kind of came out at that time though it was kind of a great way to let people know that's whythis is so important , because they do have these rights and a need to know that froma young age , that it's okay to believe what you believe. if you. >> charlotte, how many books
do you think you're going to write sensor going to be in washington for six more years ? [applause] >> well, for marlon we want to keep writing these. we have this book coming out in the fall, so that's fun. and yes, we definitely want to keep doing these books. i also write and want to continue to do that form my career so hopefully more. so casey, casey is from our publisher so we can ask her, many more books ? >> but marlon's christmas book is called best christmas ever and it takes place at the vice president's residence to so it's kind of a fun little story. >> my name is emma.
[inaudible] >> as hermother we want to know the advice you have for my daughter . >> when i was in high school i was bullied for being a conservative and i had my pins ripped off of my back and everything so i just want to know what advice you have for youngconservatives, especially in a climate like this . >> i think that, it's unfortunate because discrimination is a thing and i get it. i went to christian middle school but it was a public high school and i think it is good to be around the
opposition sometimes. not at the time obviously, it doesn't feel great but in the future i think it makes your belief a lot stronger and it makes them your own, when you have to defend it. and i wouldsay also , running a community that believes in the same things is so vital and i have that with my family but then also in school now i'm at harvard and there's people i've found to our christian people who, you know, you can rely on you don't just have to be friends with those people but it's nice to have them asa backup . but actually, that's why charlotte chose harvard because she wanted to go somewhere where there were a lot of different views and she wanted her faith to impact her writing and so she wanted to know what are other people thinking? what are some of the other faiths thinking and what do
they believe in? but it's always good to have your group that you can kind of hang with. >> madam first lady, can you tell us about your art project? >> this is interesting for the kids to know. i actually did not do a lot of art when i wasgrowing up . and so when i went to college, they recommended that we get an endorsement in our degree so it's like a minor in some areas. they said you might not be able to teach second or third grade all the time so you might actually want to have like reading or spanishor music or art as a background . so i decided to do art and when i started taking art classes, i realized that i kind of had an affinity for this. so i started painting more
and more. i never took a watercolor class until we had our first child and monday night was my night to go out and do my thing so i took a watercolor class and the vice president was in charge of our son on those nights and that was my night to be away and then i just started painting. you'll notice there are not very many close-up paintings of people's faces as i can't dothem . so you'll see this side or the year or something. but yes, that's kind of my background so i had a business for a while, i still do somecommissions . i like to do peoples homes so i do watercolors of people's homes. buildings are the easiest thing for me . >> one question over here. >> thank you for coming to santa barbara and for your conversation, especially for the young minds that are forming and is important for all of us . i'm wondering what are the
plans that each of you would have for the future as the political intensity of the day to diminish or move into thebackground, what are your future thoughts about your life ahead . >> i definitely want to continue to write. i think that it's always been a callingfor me . so yes, i think that it's funny.i feel like since we grew up in a congressional family, since i was six my dad has been in politics so in congress, you run for reelection every two years so every other year you might be moving back where we livein dc , moving back to indiana so i feel like at least i was very used the understanding that god can call you to anything at any time so i don't plan that far in advance. but i think that yeah, i think being open to whatever
is next and be excited about it as afamily , at least that's where my mind always is. >> charlotte took a year after she went around on the campaign trail for a year before she started grad school, she took a year off and decided to come out to la, she lived in la for a year and worked for united talent agency so now actually they represent her and she goes around speaking shall be speaking in dallas. [applause] >> and i'm just looking for grandbabies. i'm ready. >> our final question is from grant down here . >> why did you make the book?
>> i always wanted to write books so this is kind of the first one and since marlon, people like watching him on instagram, he's such a funny personality. we really wanted to write a book but also be something that taught a lesson so it talks about the vice president he or thought about america. >> thank you mister pence, thank you for being here. how about a round of applause? [applause] we remain grateful for all that your family does for our country and we are grateful for you for taking the time to be here with us in santa barbara today. we have a few important closing announcements or
actually not really closing because there is the next part of our program today. i'm going to ask everybody to remain seated, essentially until i dismiss you and i know the students are used for that, i'm not worried about you guys. i'm a little worried about the rest of the room but we want to do this in the best way possible so each of us as an opportunity to get your book signed and we do it in the orderly fashion that our friends at the secret service are happy with so the first thing that we are going to attempt to do is a photograph with the students. and sarah is standing in the back of the room with the bunny so you know where to look, she's with our photographer jacqueline and i'm going to ask you to stay where you arebut turned , swivel hundred 80 degrees. if you are studying math. face the bunny and we're going to, without any further instructions, do you have them?
>> that was much easier thani expected it to be . we are now going to remember the exact order that we wanted to do this. if you are a providence student, first of all, every young person in the audience whether you are with public or not get a free copy of marlon bundo day in the nation's capital. and we're going to let you get in line 1st for the book signing is going to be upstairs in our exhibit galleries so i think the first thing we will do is ask mrs. pence and charlotte to accompany and make your way upstairs, get set for the
book signing and then as soon as they are through those backdoors , when we give them another round of applause on theirway out ? [applause] thank you all. >> here's a look at some books being published this week. and beyond charlottesville, former virginia governor terry mccullough offers his perspective on the violence at the 20 17th you not the right rally in charlottesville. former deputy director of the cia's counterterrorist center philip mud called the agency efforts to prevent terrorist attacks after 9/11 in lack site. in socialism sox, economic professors robert lawson and benjamin powell reflect on their travels to socialist countries and weigh in on their failings. dale barron reports on the website for chan and its role in the election of president trump in it came from somethingawful . and in 42, john mcmanus
provided history of the u.s. army in the pacific theater during world war ii. look for these titles in bookstores this week and watch for the authors on book tv on cspan2. >> tonight on book tv, our coverage from freedom fest continues at 8 pm with former georgia congressman bob barr talking about his book the meaning ofis . >> we have allowed public discourse and political activity to sink to the level where we don't demand a requisite amount of understanding, education, civility and rationalism in what we do with and demand of ourelected officials . and what happens then is those important mechanisms such as impeachment are devalued.
>> nine eastern on "after words" in his new book the fifth domain, former george w. bush administration special advisor for cyber security richard clark talks about how to make cyberspace less dangerous. >> there are corporations in the market that are secure, are they invulnerable to attack mark no. but they're resilient toit . can someone penetrate their network? unsure because there's no perimeter anymore . but can they do real damage to those companies question mark and the answer is no. >> what book tv tonight at cspan2.