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Highlights This Weekend on American History TV September 23-25

by NinaShelton

C-SPAN3's American History TV
8am Saturday - 8am, Monday September 23-25, 2017  

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Origins of Environmental Consumerism ET
Lectures in History: Origins of Environmental Consumerism
Temple University professor Andrew Isenberg teaches a class about the rise of the environmental movement in the 1970s and how it impacted consumer and production practices. He describes the "Keep America Beautiful" campaign, the different ways the United States has dealt with waste and the start of recycling programs

 

Saturday 10:30pm ET, Sunday 4:30pm
Father & Daughter Pilots Reflect on 9/11
Heather Penney was one of the first DC Air National Guard F-16 pilots scrambled from Andrews Air Force Base after the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Her father, John Penney, was a United Airlines captain. In this event hosted by the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum, Ms. Penney talks about her experiences that day, and the possibility that she might have to bring down United Airlines Flight 93, which terrorists had hijacked.

 

Sunday 6pm & 10pm ET
American Artifacts: Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Visitor Center
Located about 100 miles from Washington, DC on the Chesapeake Bay's Eastern Shore, the Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Visitor Center opened in the spring of 2017. We toured the grounds and exhibits to learn about the life of escaped slave, abolitionist, Civil War spy, and suffragist Harriet Tubman.

 

Sunday 7pm & 11pm ET
Oral Histories: Photojournalist Eric Draper
Eric Draper was chief photographer for President George W. Bush during the eight years he served from 2001 to 2009. This oral history interview with Mr. Draper covers his experiences documenting White House activities, presidential travel, and major events including the 9/11 terrorist attacks. The Briscoe Center for American History at the University of Texas recorded the interview and archived his photos along with those of several other nationally recognized photographers.

Sunday 8pm & midnight ET
The Presidency: Japanese American Internment
Greg Robinson discusses the conflict between President Franklin D. Roosevelt and first lady Eleanor Roosevelt over Executive Order 9066. FDR signed the document, which led to the forced relocation of Japanese Americans to internment camps during World War II. Mr. Robinson is the author of "By Order of the President: FDR and the Internment of Japanese Americans." The Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum hosted this event.

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