Highlights This Weekend on American History TV Feb. 23-25, 2019

by NinaShelton

C-SPAN3's American History TV
8am Saturday - 8am Monday, February 23-25, 2019  


Sunday 7am & 8am ET LIVE
Student Free Speech & Tinker v. Des Moines Anniversary
Fifty years ago, on February 24, 1969, the Supreme Court decided in Tinker v. Des Moines that students do not lose their First Amendment rights on school grounds. The court ruled in favor of three Des Moines, Iowa students who were suspended for wearing black arm bands to school to protest the Vietnam War, violating local school policies. American History TV looks back on the decision and considers its impact on student free speech today:

--At 7am ET, Mary Beth Tinker and her brother John, co-petitioners in the case, tell their story and field questions from students at an event hosted by the State Historical Society of Iowa in Des Moines.
--At 8am ET, Mary Beth and John are guests on American History TV & Washington Journal to take questions and comments from viewers about their experience and student free speech today.

The two programs re-air on American History TV at 5:30pm and 9:30pm ET Sunday.

Saturday 8pm & midnight ET
Lectures in History: U.S.-Soviet Relations Under President Reagan
George Washington University's Chris Tudda ("TWO" dah) teaches a class about foreign relations between the United States and the Soviet Union during President Reagan's administration. In this particular session, he begins with the Iran-Contra affair, then examines how changes in Soviet leadership during the 1980s impacted Cold War policies in both countries.


Sunday 8pm & midnight ET
The Presidency: Humor in the White House
Historian H.W. Brands was in Michigan at the Hauenstein Center for Presidential Studies to talk about humor in the White House -- and the role it plays in presidential politics. From George Washington to Donald Trump, he tells stories about how funny our chief executives have been -- or not -- and whether they have used humor to their advantage. The Gerald R. Ford Presidential Foundation and the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Library and Museum co-hosted this event.


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