AHTV Blog

Highlights This Weekend on American History TV August 11-13, 2018

by NinaShelton

C-SPAN3's American History TV
8am Saturday - 8am Monday, August 11-13, 2018  

************************************************************************************************** 

Saturday 10pm & Sunday 4pm ET
Reel America: "Why We Fight: Prelude to War" - 1942
After the December 7, 1941 Pearl Harbor attack, General George C. Marshall ordered the production of films to explain the causes of the global war to U.S. troops. Under the supervision of director Frank Capra, the Army Signal Corps produced seven films between 1942 and 1945 known as the "Why We Fight" series. "Prelude to War" is the first film and covers the outbreak of World War II to Pearl Harbor. It won the Academy Award for best documentary in 1943."

 

Sunday 10am ET
Oral Histories: Women in Congress
We continue our eight-week series of interviews with former congresswomen, focusing on their political careers, campaigns, committee positions, and reflections on women in politics. The first Republican woman from North Carolina elected to the House, Sue Myrick, served from 1995 to 2013. She talks about chairing the Republican Study Committee, her personal fight against breast cancer and the influence it had on her legislative career. The U.S. House of Representatives Office of the Historian conducted the interview.

 

Sunday 2pm ET
Women & the Founding Era
George Mason University professor Rosemarie Zagarri looks at women in America's founding era and their political value to patriot leaders seeking support to fight the Revolution - a role that gave women a basis for demanding more rights in the future.

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