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Highlights Veterans Day Weekend, November 10-12, 2018 on American History TV

by NinaShelton

C-SPAN 3's American History TV - Veterans Day Weekend
48 hours of battlefield tours, archival films, museum artifacts, lectures and roundtables

World War I Centennial
8am Saturday - 8am Monday, November 10-12, 2018

 

Sunday, November 11 - 7:30am-9am ET LIVE
C-SPAN's Washington Journal & C-SPAN3's American History TV
Guests will take calls, tweets and Facebook questions about the war's final offensive, America's homefront, and the legacy of what was hoped to be the "War to End all Wars." -John Mosier, Loyola University film studies director and author of "Verdun: The Lost History of the Most Important Battle of World War I, 1914-1918" and "The Myth of the Great War" -Michael Kazin, Georgetown University history professor and author of "War Against War: The American Fight for Peace, 1914-1918."

Saturday, November 10 - 7pm ET
Sergeant York: The Man & the Movie
Alvin York earned the Medal of Honor for his actions in World War I, and in 1942 Gary Cooper won an Oscar for his depiction of the man from Tennessee. Our guests are York's grandson, Col. Gerald York, and film historian John Mulholland. The program includes film clips.

Sunday, November 11 - 6 & 10pm ET
Meuse-Argonne American Cemetery
We travel to the final resting place of 14,246 Americans buried at the Meuse-Argonne American Cemetery in northeastern France, the largest military cemetery outside of the United States. A French battlefield guide and an American historian tell us about the 47-day battle which involved over one million American troops. It was the deadliest campaign in American history with 26,000 killed in action. We'll learn about several Medal of Honor recipients and some 900 unknown soldiers.

Sunday, November 11 - 9am ET
"The Unknown Soldier" - 1921 U.S. Army Silent Film
Historians narrate a 1921 silent U.S. Army film documenting the journey of the remains of the unknown American World War I soldier from France to Arlington Cemetery. On November 11, 1921, an estimated 100,000 people gathered at Arlington Cemetery in Virginia for the interment ceremony. The U.S. Army Signal Corps created this silent film documenting the journey of the soldier's remains from France to the U.S. Capitol Rotunda, and its procession to Arlington through the streets of Washington, D.C.

Sunday, November 11 - 8pm ET
U.S. President in France - WWI Ceremony  
From earlier in the day, President Trump attends World War I ceremonies in Paris, France.

American History TV's World War I Centennial. All weekend. Only on C-SPAN3.