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Prime Time Schedule: September 17-21 on American History TV

by NinaShelton

American History TV Prime Time Schedule

September 17-21, 2018

Starts at 8pm ET Each Night on C-SPAN 3

 

Monday, September 17:  African American History
Programs looking at African American history, including Emory University professor Vanessa Siddle Walker on the role of black teachers in the South who fought against school segregation and educational inequality from the Jim Crow era through the Civil Rights movement.

Tuesday, September 18:  Cato Institute symposium on "Liberty"
A Cato Institute symposium looking at the concept of "Liberty," starting off with author and Cato Institute senior fellow Tom Palmer exploring how the ideas of freedom, law and liberty have changed throughout history, from 2100 BC through the American Revolution. 

Wednesday, September 19: Women in Congress Oral Histories
Oral history interviews conducted by the U.S. House historian's office with former congresswomen, including Reps. Lynn Woolsey (D-California, 1993-2013) and Nancy Johnson (R-Connecticut, 1983-2007). Each discusses her political career, congressional campaigns, committee positions, and the role of women in politics.  

Thursday, September 20: Espionage
Historians look at the role of espionage in U.S. conflicts over the past century and a half, including University of Virginia professor Elizabeth Varon discussing Elizabeth Van Lew, who operated a Union spy ring out of the Confederate capital of Richmond, Virginia during the Civil War. 

Friday, September 21: Reel America: World War II "Why We Fight" Series
From our archival film series "Reel America," we feature World War II films created by the U.S. Army Signal Corps under the supervision of Academy Award-winning filmmaker Frank Capra to explain the causes of the conflict to U.S. troops. The first film in the "Why We Fight" series was "Prelude to War," which covers the outbreak of World War II to the Pearl Harbor attack and explores the rise of authoritarianism in Germany, Italy, and Japan.

American History TV. All weekend - every weekend - and also in Primetime this week. Only on C-SPAN3.