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Highlights This Weekend on American History TV June 9-11, 2018

by rlogan

C-SPAN3's American History TV 
8am Saturday – 8am Monday June 9-11, 2018  

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Saturday 11pm, Sunday 9am & 5pm ET
Remembering Robert F. Kennedy
Not long after midnight on June 5, 1968, Sen. Robert F. Kennedy (D-New York) was shot and mortally wounded in the Los Angeles Ambassador Hotel. He'd just delivered a victory speech after winning the California presidential primary. He died the next day. This June 6, his family gathers at Arlington National Cemetery to mark the 50th anniversary of his assassination. Former President Bill Clinton speaks, along with other dignitaries. The organization founded in 1968 to honor Kennedy's memory – Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights – hosts this event.
 

Saturday 10pm, Sunday 4pm ET
Reel America:CBS News – "Robert F. Kennedy, 1925-1968"
This CBS News Special Report anchored by Walter Cronkite aired the evening of June 6, 1968, the day Sen. Robert F. Kennedy died of his gunshot wounds. The report covers his life and the assassination.

 

Saturday 8pm & Sunday 12:30am ET
Lectures in History:1970s Conservative Movement & Foreign Policy
Princeton University professor Julian Zelizer teaches a class on the growth of conservative influence over U.S. foreign policy in the 1970s. Following the Vietnam War, American presidents from Richard Nixon to Jimmy Carter favored an easing of relations or, "detente" with the Soviet Union and communist China. Professor Zelizer explains how the rising conservative movement pushed for a more hawkish approach to communism and ultimately found a champion in Ronald Reagan.

 

 

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