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

by NinaShelton

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

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Saturday 12:30pm ET
Exxon Valdez Oil Spill 30th Anniversary
On March 24, 1989, the Exxon Valdez oil tanker struck a reef in Alaska's Prince William Sound and spilled close to 11 million gallons of crude oil. To mark the 30th anniversary, American History TV features three programs from C-SPAN's video archive:
--Interview with former Anchorage Daily News investigative reporter Stan Jones about his book "The Spill," recorded last summer in Anchorage
--Senate Commerce Committee hearing from two weeks after the spill, with testimony by Exxon's chairman and statements by committee members, including Ted Stevens of Alaska
--White House briefing by President George H.W. Bush and members of his cabinet providing details about the government response

 

 

Saturday 6:55pm ET
Investigative Journalism & Civil Rights
We hear from investigative journalist Jerry Mitchell about his 30-year career with the Jackson, Mississippi Clarion-Ledger. The MacArthur "genius" grant winner describes how he helped put four Klansmen in jail - men responsible for several notorious assassinations and bombings in the 1960s. American University's Investigative Reporting Workshop, Black Alumni Alliance, and School of Communications co-hosted this event

 

 

Sunday 8pm & midnight ET
The Presidency: George H.W. Bush Remembered
James Baker remembers his long-time friend George H.W. Bush who died last November. Mr. Baker talks about their friendship and the notable events of the first Bush Administration - including the end of the Cold War and the Gulf War. And he looks back to the 1980 campaign that ended with George Bush as Ronald Reagan's vice presidential choice. Mr. Baker served as President Bush's secretary of state and White House chief of staff. Former President George W. Bush introduces the program, which was hosted by his presidential center in Dallas.

 

Sunday 9pm ET
World Wide Web 30th Anniversary
Washington Post columnist David Ignatius sits down with computer scientist Tim Berners-Lee, who talks about how he came to invent the web 30 years ago. The Washington Post hosted this conversation.

 

American History TV. All weekend - every weekend. Only on C-SPAN3.