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 C-SPAN.org.

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."

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Upcoming Programs

  • Mary Church Terrell & the Black "Mammy" Statue

    Mary Church Terrell & the Black "Mammy" Statue

    University of Delaware professor Alison Parker teaches a class about activist Mary Church Terrell and her 1923 fight against the United…

  • George H.W. Bush

    George H.W. Bush

    Warren Finch, director of the George H.W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum in College Station, Texas, talks about…

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