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American History TV Promotions: Weekend of January 21-23, 2017
by kiahunter

C-SPAN3's American History TV

8am Saturday - 8am Monday January 21-23, 2017 

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Saturday 9pm ET

Gay Bars in American History

Santa Clara University professor Nancy Unger discusses the role of gay bars in American history. Professor Unger says that by the end of the 19th century, bars and clubs catering to homosexuals could be found in most major American cities. She argues that these establishments offered gays and lesbians not only a place to socialize, but served as venues for creating movements to push for social and legal change. The Birmingham, Alabama Public Library hosted this talk.

Saturday 10:30pm & Sunday 4:30pm ET

Nunn-Lugar Cooperative Threat Reduction Act

On December 12, 1991, President George H.W. Bush signed the "Soviet Nuclear Threat Reduction Act," also known as the Nunn-Lugar Act after its co-authors Senators Sam Nunn (D-Georgia) and Richard Lugar (R-Indiana). The legislation began a formal process between the Russians and the United States of cooperative storage, dismantling, and destruction of Soviet nuclear and chemical weapons. In commemoration of the act's 25th anniversary, a panel of government officials and policy makers discuss their role in implementing the legislation. This program was co-hosted by the National Security Archive, Carnegie Corporation, Carnegie Endowment and the Nuclear Threat Initiative. (Pronouncer: Lugar = LOO - gur)

Sunday 6pm & 10pm ET

American Artifacts: Digitizing & Preserving FDR Films

FDR Presidential Library archivist Matthew Hanson and National Archives motion picture preservationist Christina Kovac describe their efforts to make high resolution digital copies of 10 of President Franklin D. Roosevelt's most important speeches. They show us clips of the speeches and the digitization process at the National Archives facility in College Park, Maryland.

Sunday 8pm & midnight ET

The Presidency: U.S. Relations with Israel

McGill University history professor Gil Troy looks at U.S.- Israeli relations through the views, policies and actions of American presidents from Harry Truman to Barack Obama. The Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum hosted this event.

 

American History TV. All weekend - every weekend. On C-SPAN3.