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Highlights This Weekend on American History TV April 21-23

by NinaShelton

C-SPAN3's American History TV
8am Saturday – 8am Monday April 21-23, 2018  

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Sunday 8:30 - 10am ET LIVE
1968: America in Turmoil: Women's Rights
For nine consecutive Sunday mornings, we look back 50 years to that turbulent time. Women protesting the 1968 Miss America pageant challenged not only the beauty contest but long-held assumptions about American womanhood when they hung a bed sheet inside the Atlantic City convention hall declaring "Women's Liberation." Women's rights became part of the national conversation, transforming households and workplaces across the country and society itself.
Our guests this week are:
•Debora Spar, former Barnard College president and author of "Wonder Women: Sex, Power, and the Quest for Perfection"
•Mona Charen, a syndicated columnist and senior fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center in Washington, D.C. She is the author of the upcoming book "Sex Matters: How Modern Feminism Lost Touch with Science, Love, and Common Sense."

 

Saturday 10pm & Sunday 10am & 4pm ET
Reel America: NBC Report on Women's Rights
This program from September, 1969 looks at the Women's Liberation movement. Hosted by several female correspondents, it examines women's protests, court cases regarding fair pay and treatment, attitudes of young men towards women, and statements by leaders including Rep. Shirley Chisholm (D-NY), Alice Paul, and Betty Friedan.

 

Saturday 8pm & midnight ET
Lectures in History: Nuclear Weapons Testing & the Environment
Colorado College professor Amy Kohout teaches a class on how nuclear weapons testing in the continental U.S. in the 1950s and '60s impacted the environment. She describes scientific tests done to measure the impact on humans, protests against nuclear testing, and current debates over where to store nuclear waste.

 

Sunday 8pm & midnight ET
The Presidency: Harry Truman & White House Restoration
Clifton Truman Daniel, President Harry Truman's eldest grandson, returns to the White House neighborhood to deliver a historical talk about why President Truman found it necessary to move his family out of the White House for a restoration that lasted between 1948 and 1952. The White House Historical Association, based adjacent to Lafayette Park across from the White House, hosted this event.

American History TV. All weekend - every weekend. Only on C-SPAN3.