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Highlights This Weekend on American History TV October 13-15, 2018

by NinaShelton

C-SPAN3's American History TV
8am Saturday - 8am Monday, October 13-15, 2018  

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Saturday 8pm & midnight ET
Lectures in History: Conspiracy Culture
Indiana University Bloomington professor Stephen Andrews teaches a class about conspiracy culture in American history. He describes how conspiracy theories have changed over time, and often involve groups such as the Illuminati, Freemasons, and Skull and Bones. This is the first of a two-part seminar for high school teachers hosted by the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History. The class was recorded at the National September 11 Memorial & Museum in New York City.

 

Saturday 10:30pm & Sunday 4:30pm ET
The Constitution & Persons With Disabilities
In 1990, Congress passed the Americans with Disabilities Act, a civil rights law introduced by Iowa Senator Tom Harkin. In this program at the Byrd Center for Congressional History and Education, former Sen. Harkin explores the history of laws that have impacted Americans with disabilities as well as several key Supreme Court cases. He also talks about the eugenics movement of the late 19th and early 20th centuries which led to the compulsory sterilization of thousands of Americans with disabilities.

 

Sunday 6pm & 10pm ET
American Artifacts: The Lost Battalion
We travelled to France to visit key battlefields and monuments to mark the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I. In this program, battlefield guide Guillaume Moizan and historian Mitchell Yockelson show us a memorial and remnants of World War I trenches in France's Argonne Forest to tell the story of the "Lost Battalion." From October 2-7, 1918, more than 500 soldiers from the U.S. Army's 77th division were surrounded by Germans during the Meuse-Argonne offensive, the last major battle before the war ended on November 11.

 

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