Highlights This Weekend on American History TV - January 19-22, 2019

by rlogan

C-SPAN3's American History TV 
8am Saturday - 8am Monday, January 12-14, 2019  


Saturday 8pm & midnight ET
Lectures in History: American Revolution, 1775-76
Kutztown University professor Michael Gabriel teaches a class about military engagements during the American Revolution from April 1775 to July 1776. He highlights the Battle of Bunker Hill, the American invasion of Canada and the eventual British evacuation of Boston.


Saturday 10pm & Sunday 4pm ET
Reel America: President Reagan Interviews - January, 1989
Thirty years ago, in the final weeks of his eight-year presidency, Ronald Reagan agreed to several press interviews. This week we feature two, conducted in the Oval Office, courtesy of the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library:

  • NBC News anchor Tom Brokaw talks with the president about his childhood, religious beliefs, radio and acting career, and several major events of his presidency.
  • The president reflects on his two terms, and faces questions from four wire service reporters, including United Press International White House correspondent Helen Thomas, who covered 10 presidential administrations during her career.


Sunday 6:30pm & 10:30pm ET
Controversial Monuments of the American West
Historians discuss 19th century statues and plaques in the American West that honor missionaries, early settlers, and U.S. military leaders who had a hand in killing and forcing the removal of Indian tribes. They also explore how monuments in the West compare to those in the South. This talk is part of the Western History Association Annual Meeting.


Sunday 8pm & midnight ET 
The Presidency & Impeachment
Constitutional scholars Philip Bobbitt and Akhil Reed Amar discuss how the U.S. Constitution defines impeachable offenses for the president. Philip Bobbitt, who was legal counsel to the Senate Select Iran-Contra Committee, is co-author of "Impeachment: A Handbook, New Edition," which was originally published in 1974 during the Watergate crisis by the late Charles Black. The New-York Historical Society hosted the talk.


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