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Highlights This Weekend on American History TV January 20-22, 2018

by rlogan

C-SPAN3's American History TV

Highlights This Weekend on American History TV

8am Saturday - 8am Monday, January 20-22, 2018  

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Saturday 8pm & Midnight ET 
Lectures in History: Abraham Lincoln in Art & Photographs 

DePaul University professor Mark Pohlad teaches a class on how President Abraham Lincoln is represented in art and photographs. He describes how these images reached different audiences. Newspaper engravings, for example, were more widely circulated than a single painting or photograph. 

Saturday 9:10pm ET 
President Andrew Johnson's Legacy

Harvard University professor Annette Gordon-Reed talks about Andrew Johnson's legacy. The 17th president took office following Abraham Lincoln's 1865 assassination. Professor Gordon-Reed calls Johnson the president of "lost opportunities" because he failed to help former slaves or advance the cause of black citizenship in the early days of Reconstruction. This discussion was part of the annual Lincoln Forum symposium in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. 

 

Saturday 10pm & Sunday 4pm ET 
Reel America: "
Drug Abuse: Meeting the Challenge" (1987) 

The National Institute on Drug Abuse produced this 1987 film to highlight recent findings regarding the causes, treatment and prevention of drug abuse. The institute was established in 1974 to use science and research for better understanding drug abuse and addiction.

 

Saturday 10:30pm & Sunday 4:40pm ET 
Free Speech on Campus 

Historians and university leaders discuss free speech and academic freedom on college campuses, and the responsibility of administrators, faculty and students when sharing ideas. They also talk about how social media has changed the nature of discourse in university settings. This was recorded at this year's American Historical Association's annual meeting in Washington, D.C.

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