All Weekend. Every Weekend. On C-SPAN3.

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

  • Economy and Volunteer Union Soldiers

    Economy and Volunteer Union Soldiers

    William Marvel described the economic factors driving many poor northerners to enlist in the Union army. He is the author of…

  • The Vietnam War, 1965-75

    The Vietnam War, 1965-75

    San Diego State University professor Pierre Asselin taught a class on the Vietnam War, looking at the conflict from…

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