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Highlights This Weekend on American History TV April 28-30

by NinaShelton

C-SPAN3's American History TV
8am Saturday – 8am Monday April 28-30, 2018  

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Sunday 8:30 - 10am ET LIVE
1968: America in Turmoil: The Media's Role
For nine consecutive Sunday mornings, we look back 50 years to that turbulent time. Americans were eyewitnesses to war in Vietnam, astronauts orbiting the moon, chaos on their city streets, and assassinations. Television and news magazines captured America at its most volatile, vulnerable and vibrant while shaping the stories they covered.

Our guests this week are former veteran CBS and NBC journalist Marvin Kalb - who was the founding director of Harvard University's Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy - and Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer David Hume Kennerly, who was a West Coast based UPI photographer in the late sixties. He covered Sen. Robert Kennedy's presidential campaign, the Vietnam War and the White House.

 

Saturday 10pm & Sunday 10am & 4pm ET
Reel America: CBS News Democratic National Convention Coverage - 1968
Walter Cronkite anchors CBS News coverage of the 1968 Democratic National Convention in Chicago. Correspondents report on dissent within the convention hall from anti-Vietnam War delegates and violence at Grant Park and outside the Hilton Hotel where Chicago police and National Guard troops clashed with protesters. The CBS coverage on the convention's third day ends with the nomination of Vice President Hubert Humphrey for president.

 

Saturday 8pm & midnight ET
Lectures in History: Post-World War II U.S. Auto Industry
University of Central Florida professor Yanek Mieczkowski teaches a class about some of the people who challenged the status quo of the U.S. auto industry from the post-World War II era to the present day. He discusses the successes and failures of people such as Harley Earl, Preston Tucker, John DeLorean and Elon Musk.

 

Sunday 8pm ET
The Presidency: Dolley Madison's Political Talents
We hear about Dolley Madison's working partnership with her husband, James, to create a sense of personal and political excitement during their White House years. Kat Imhoff – president and CEO of The Montpelier Foundation – recalls Dolley's life and times, and her political successes. The Virginia Museum of History & Culture and James Madison's Montpelier co-hosted this event.

 

Sunday 8:55pm ET
Senator Mitch McConnell
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Kentucky) talks about the history of Kentucky lawmakers and how U.S. Senate leadership has changed. His speech to the Kentucky Historical Society focuses on Senators Joseph Clay Stiles Blackburn and Alben Barkley's contributions to Congress and the position of Senate Majority Leader.

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