Prime Time Schedule October 9 - 13

by NinaShelton

American History TV on C-SPAN 3
Columbus Day Week
Prime Time Schedule for October 9 - 13, 2017
Starting 8pm ET Each Night

Monday, October 9 – Focus: National Constitution Center
Programs from the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia, including a discussion with descendants of participants in the landmark Supreme Court cases Korematsu v. United States during World War II and Brown v. Board of Education during the Civil Rights era. Also, Philanthropist David Rubenstein on the 1787 Constitutional Convention , and a tour looking at rare early drafts of the U.S. Constitution with National Constitution Center President and CEO Jeffrey Rosen

Tuesday, October 10 – Focus: Buffalo Bill
The Buffalo Bill Center of the West in Cody, Wyoming, hosted a symposium to mark the 100th anniversary of Buffalo Bill's death. Programs include Western historian Paul Hutton on Buffalo Bill's influence on Western culture myths and a look at William Cody's early life before he gained fame for his Buffalo Bill Wild West shows

Wednesday, October 11 - Focus: Little Rock Central High Integration 60th Anniversary
Former President Bill Clinton delivers the keynote address at a ceremony marking the 60th anniversary of Little Rock Central High School's integration. Also participating are eight of the "Little Rock Nine," the first African American students to attend the school. President Dwight Eisenhower sent the 101st Airborne to Little Rock, Arkansas, to escort the students to school on September 25, 1957, enforcing the U.S. Supreme Court's Brown v. Board decision in which the Court declared state laws establishing separate public schools for black and white students unconstitutional.

Thursday, October 12 - Focus: Little Rock Central High Integration 60th Anniversary
The William J. Clinton Presidential Library and Museum hosts a conference on the 1957 desegregation of Little Rock Central High School, with discussions on the situation in Little Rock leading up to the crisis and examining how the city and school responded to forced desegregation

Friday, October 13 - Focus: Photojournalism
From American History TV's "Oral Histories" series, interviews with several prominent photojournalists who documented major events in American history, from President Kennedy's assassination to the 9/11 terrorist attacks:

-Frank Johnston, United Press International, the Washington Post
-Eric Draper, President George W. Bush's White House photographer
-Darryl Heikes , United Press International, U.S. News and World Report
-Lucian Perkins, two-time Pulitzer Prize winner, the Washington Post
-David Valdez, President George H. W. Bush's White House photographer
-Diana Walker, Time magazine White House photographer of five administrations

The interviews and photos used in the programs come from the Briscoe Center for American History at the University of Texas at Austin and we begin with an interview outlining the project .