Live From BookExpo America…

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C-SPAN’s BookTV was busy at this year’s BookExpo America, held at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York City from May 1-5.

The show’s coverage featured live broadcasts of the three Book & Author Breakfasts, bringing the talks delivered by such authors as Al and Tipper Gore, Kate DiCamillo, and Pat Conroy into America’s living rooms. BookTV also aired a four-hour program of highlights from BEA at 8:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. on Sunday, May 5, and at 4:00 a.m. on Monday, May 6. The highlights included coverage of the Book & Author Breakfasts, former New York City mayor Rudolph W. Guiliani's opening night speech, and a number of the interviews and signings.

The full list of events taped by BookTV at BEA:

Editor & Bookseller Buzz Forum

Opening Night Speech by Rudolph Guiliani

Book & Author Breakfast with Queen Noor, Reynolds Price, and Stephen Carter

Book & Author Lunch with Pete Hamill, Roone Arledge, and Christopher Reeve

Book & Author Breakfast with Al Gore, Tipper Gore, Jean Auel, and Pat Conroy

Panel on Main Street/Alliances/Political Advocacy

Panel on Elitism and the Publishing Industry

In addition, BookTV taped book signings with Al and Tipper Gore, Barbara Ehrenreich, Oliver North, and Senator Bill Frist. The show also taped interviews with Association of American Publishers President Patricia Schroeder, American Booksellers Association President Ann Christophersen, BookExpo Vice President and Show Director Greg Topalian, and a number of publishers.

In addition to last weekend’s coverage, BookTV is likely to air the BEA pieces again later in the summer. Watch BTW for more information.