Highlights This Weekend on American History TV March 16-18, 2019

by NinaShelton

C-SPAN3's American History TV
8am Saturday - 8am Monday, March 16-18, 2019  


Saturday, 9am-5pm ET
LIVE: Abraham Lincoln Symposium
American History TV is LIVE from historic Ford's Theatre in Washington, D.C. with the annual Abraham Lincoln Symposium. The day-long gathering hosted by the Abraham Lincoln Institute and Ford's Theatre Society brings together Lincoln scholars to highlight the 16th president's life, career and legacy. Speaking from the stage are:
-David Blight on Lincoln's relationship with abolitionist Frederick Douglass
-Michael Burlingame on Lincoln as president-elect from his November 1860 election until his March 1861 inauguration
-Richard Carwardine on Lincoln's sense of humor
-Nina Silber on how Lincoln was remembered in New Deal America
-James Tackach on Lincoln and the natural environment



Saturday 10pm & Sunday 4pm ET
Reel America: "Uncle Sam Watching the Mexican Border" - 1916
Historian Julie Prieto (pree- AY - toh) provides commentary for a 1916 silent U.S. Army film documenting soldiers during a 1916-17 expedition to police the U.S.-Mexico border and pursue rebel forces in Mexico. President Woodrow Wilson sent troops to Texas, New Mexico, Arizona and over the border into Mexico after several cross-border raids by Mexican forces under revolutionary leader Pancho Villa (VEE-uh) resulted in deaths of U.S. soldiers and civilians.



Sunday 6:45pm & 10:45pm ET
Historians & Social Media
Princeton University professor Kevin Kruse talks about the role of historians on social media and what he feels is their duty to provide context to current issues. He also discusses how media consumption has changed since the 1970s. We recorded the interview in Chicago at the annual American Historical Association meeting.



Sunday 8pm & midnight ET
The Presidency: History of Impeachment
The co-authors of "Impeachment: An American History" discuss the only three presidential impeachment proceedings ever conducted: those involving Andrew Johnson, Richard Nixon and Bill Clinton. Participating are historians Jon Meacham and Timothy Naftali, New York Times chief White House correspondent Peter Baker, and Jeffrey Engel, director of the Center for Presidential History at Southern Methodist University in Dallas.



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