Thanksgiving Week: Prime Time Schedule - November 20-24

by NinaShelton

 American History TV on C-SPAN3
Thanksgiving Week
Prime Time November 20- 24, 2017
Starting at 8pm ET Each Night  


Monday, November 20
Focus: Herbert Hoover
Programs focusing on Herbert Hoover, the nation's 31st president who served from 1929 to 1933, and his relationships with other presidents, including Calvin Coolidge, Harry Truman, Dwight Eisenhower and Woodrow Wilson. The talks took place at the Herbert Hoover Presidential Library & Museum in West Branch, Iowa.

Tuesday, November 21
Focus: Women's History
Programs focusing on women's history, including a talk on "17th Century Puritan Views on Women" in the Massachusetts Bay Colony and a look at "Myrtilla Miner's School for African American Girls," about a school created in Washington, DC in the 1850s for formerly enslaved girls.

Wednesday, November 22
Focus: House Un-American Activities Committee & 1947 Hollywood Blacklist
In 1947, ten members of the film industry refused to testify about their suspected ties to communism before the House Un-American Activities Committee. They were held in contempt of Congress, served prison terms, and were blacklisted by Hollywood. This year marks the 70th anniversary of the hearings with the "Hollywood 10" and the beginning of a long Cold War struggle between filmmakers and anti-Communist forces in Congress. This event co-hosted by the Writers Guild Foundation and Hollywood Progressive brings those who were blacklisted, family members and artists together to read from the congressional hearing transcripts.

Thursday, November 23
8pm – Panelists discuss the "Historical Context of Civil War Monuments," looking at the reasons Civil War monuments were constructed and what they came to symbolize. Speakers include "Race and Reunion" author David Blight, "Dixie's Daughters" author Karen Cox and "Ghosts of the Confederacy" author Gaines Foster.

Friday, November 24
8pm – Georgetown University professor Michael Kazin talks about anti-war protests from World War I to the present day. Professor Kazin is author of "War Against War: The American Fight for Peace, 1914-1918." The event was part of a conference on World War I peace movements hosted by the National World War I Museum & Memorial in Kansas City, Missouri.

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