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American History TV Promotions: Weekend of January 28-30, 2017

by kiahunter

C-SPAN3's American History TV

8am Saturday - 8am Monday January 28-30, 2017 


Saturday 8pm & midnight ET

Lectures in History: 20th Century Suburbs

James Madison University professor Evan Friss teaches a class about the evolution of suburbs from the early 1900s to the present. He talks about how changes to home loan policies, the mass production of houses, and the rise of automobiles helped create an alternative to urban living.

Saturday 9:05pm ET

Ku Klux Klan Costumes & Terrorism

Duquesne University history professor Elaine Frantz Parsons talks about 19th century and early 20th century Ku Klux Klan costumes. The author of " Ku-Klux: The Birth of the Klan during Reconstruction" argues that KKK costumes changed according to region and culture, and that elaborate dress and rituals were used as tools of intimidation and terrorism. The Virginia Historical Society hosted this event.


Saturday 10pm & Sunday 4pm ET

Reel America: 1967 CBS News Report on Apollo 1 Disaster

Fifty years ago, on January 27, 1967, a flash fire during Apollo 1's launch rehearsal killed astronauts Gus Grissom, Roger Chaffee, and Ed White. They were scheduled for the first test flight a few weeks later. This CBS News Special Report was originally broadcast at 11 p.m. Eastern time, just a few hours after the 6:30 p.m. disaster. An investigation later determined that the astronauts died in seconds from asphyxiation, and that the fire was electrical and spread rapidly due to excessive combustible material and the pure oxygen environment inside the cabin. It also found that the capsule door's design made rescue very difficult, and that crew escape had not been adequately considered.


Sunday 8pm & Midnight ET

The Presidency: Abraham Lincoln & Slavery

Sidney Blumenthal spoke before the annual Lincoln Forum held in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania about the political forces that shaped our 16th president's views on slavery. Blumenthal is the author of "A Self-Made Man: The Political Life of Abraham Lincoln, 1809-1849."  We hear about how Lincoln crafted and refined his public opposition to slavery and how his commitment to end it fueled his political ambitions. 

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