Highlights This Weekend on American History TV October 21-23

by NinaShelton

C-SPAN3's American History TV
8am Saturday - 8am, Monday October 21 - 23, 2017  


Saturday 9am & Sunday 9:15am ET: LIVE
Controversial Civil War Generals
Pamplin Historical Park in Petersburg, Virginia will host a symposium titled "Generals We Love to Hate," looking at controversial Civil War leaders. On Saturday, we'll hear from authors and historians about Union Generals Don Carlos Buell and Joseph Hooker as well as Confederate Generals Joseph Johnston and John Bell Hood. Sunday's talks focus on Union Generals George McClellan and Benjamin Butler.

Controversial Generals of the Civil War


Saturday 10pm & Sunday 4pm ET
Reel America: "The Vietnam War: How Much Dissent?" 1968 ABC Program
Fifty years ago, on October 21, 1967, an estimated 100,000 Vietnam War protesters gathered at the Lincoln Memorial for a rally, then marched to the Pentagon. Led by social activist Abbie Hoffman, more than 600 protesters were arrested. This episode from the weekly series "ABC Scope" is from January 1968. It examines resistance to the war and the draft, with footage of demonstrations, interviews with war supporters and opponents, and portions of a press conference by President Lyndon Johnson.


Sunday 6pm & 10pm ET
Vietnam War: 50 Years Later
Navy flier John McCain was shot down over North Vietnam during his 23rd mission on October 26, 1967. He ejected from his Skyhawk bomber into a lake, was captured, beaten and held in filthy conditions with poor medical care despite life-threatening injuries. Two of the more than five years he was held as a POW were spent in solitary confinement. On this 50th anniversary, Senator McCain talks with American History TV about the impact of the Vietnam War on his own life and on the country.

Museum of the American Revolution


Sunday 7pm & 11pm ET
Oral Histories: Photojournalist Diana
Former Time magazine White House photographer Diana Walker covered the administrations of Presidents Reagan, Bush, and Clinton as well as Hillary Clinton's political career. In this interview, she talks about her work and her behind-the-scenes access. She's the author of "The Bigger Picture: Thirty Years of Portraits" and "Hillary: The Photographs of Diana Walker." The Briscoe Center for American History at the University of Texas at Austin recorded this interview and archived her photos along with those of other nationally recognized photographers.

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