| Very interesting programs interspersed with boring ones
As this program airs continually on cspan2 on the weekend and on some holidays, there is a lot of what I would call filler. But if you watch the listings closely, you'll find authors and speakers that talk about things that are very, very interesting.
Gems that I have recently watched included a reason and religion debate between Sam Harris (author "Letter to a Christian Nation" and "The End of Faith") and Reza Aslan (author "No God but God: The Origins, Evolution, and Future of Islam",) a lively lecture by astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson on his new book "Death by Black Hole," and recent Daily Show and Realtime with Bill Maher guest Ayaan Hirsi Ali talking about her book "Infidel." I gave this program a 10/10 rating for the segments that deal with topics that I find interesting such as religion, science, and politics but there are many, many topics covered that almost anyone interested in the literary world will find interesting.
The range of opinions presented are also varied and diverse. Both liberals and conservatives can find authors and topics within this programming that they will like.