Highlights This Weekend on American History TV, February 10-12, 2018

by NinaShelton

C-SPAN3's American History TV
8am Saturday - 8am, Monday February 10-12, 2018  


LIVE Saturday 9am – 2:30pm ET
The Bible & the Founding of America
American History TV will be LIVE with a symposium from the new Museum of the Bible in Washington, D.C. Historians explore the Bible's role during 18th century political discourse, scripture passages referenced during the American Revolution, and Benjamin Franklin's much debated faith. Speakers include Baylor University history professor Thomas Kidd, author of "Benjamin Franklin: The Religious Life of a Founding Father;" American University public affairs professor Daniel Dreisbach, author of "Reading the Bible with the Founding Fathers;" and Vanderbilt University divinity professor James Byrd, author of "Sacred Scripture, Sacred War: The Bible and the American Revolution."


Saturday 10pm & Sunday 4pm ET
Reel America: "Rebirth of Seoul" – 1953 and "Winter Olympics in California" - 1960
The 2018 Winter Olympics begin Friday in Pyeongchang, South Korea, which is about 100 miles east of the capital city of Seoul. On Reel America this week, we feature two films: "Rebirth of Seoul" from 1953, a U.S. Army film covering major Korean War events and showing the heavy damage of Seoul caused by the fighting. Then, from 1960, a film featuring the eighth Winter Olympics held in Squaw Valley, California. The U.S. Forest Service film documents the construction of facilities at the largely undeveloped location in the Tahoe National Forest and includes competition highlights.


Sunday 10am ET
West Point Center for Oral History
U.S. Military Academy graduate Kenneth Carlson talks about growing up in a military family, including his time as a teen in Vietnam during the late 1950s. He also describes his experiences as a West Point cadet, his Vietnam War service, his years teaching at military colleges and the time when Newt Gingrich audited his class. The interview is from the West Point Center for Oral History collection.


Sunday 8pm & midnight ET
The Presidency: Reagan, Bush & Gorbachev
This program explores the relationships forged between Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush and Russian leader Mikhail Gorbachev during the final years of the Cold War. The University of Virginia's Miller Center convened scholars for a conference looking at the complicated history between U.S. and Russian leaders over the last century.

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