Covering American History C-SPAN style: with event coverage, eyewitness accounts, and discussions with authors, historians and teachers. Every weekend from 8am ET Saturday to 8am ET Monday on C-SPAN3.

In January, 2011, C-SPAN expanded its programming offerings with a new history-based service airing weekends on C-SPAN3. American History TV (AHTV) features programming geared toward history lovers with 48 hours every weekend of people and events that document the American story.

C-SPAN began C-SPAN3 operations in January 2001 as a digital service. C-SPAN3 is currently available in 49 million digital cable TV households and is streamed live online at

At the time of the launch of American History TV, C-SPAN co-president Susan Swain said: "We’re hoping American History TV does for history enthusiasts what Book TV has done for non-fiction book lovers."


Upcoming Programs

  • White House Conference on American History

    White House Conference on American History

    On September 17, 2020, President Trump signed an Executive Order establishing a national commission to promote…

  • <em>The Fires of 1910</em>

    The Fires of 1910

    This National Interagency Fire Center film tells the story of a seminal series of wildfires in Idaho and Montana that…

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