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Highlights This Weekend on American History TV October 19-21, 2019

by rlogan

C-SPAN3's American History TV
8am Saturday - 8am Monday, October 19-21, 2019  

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Saturday 8pm & midnight ET
Lectures in History: American Cartoons in World War II
We visit the Pace University classroom of professor Durahn Taylor who talks about American cartoons in World War II and the ways in which they supported - and even influenced - the war effort. We see superhero comics that urged even kids to do their part by recycling paper and buying savings bonds and stamps.

 

Saturday 10pm & Sunday 4pm ET 
Reel America: "Hell-Bent for Election" - 1944
This year marks the 75th anniversary of the 1944 presidential campaign - the first since the Civil War to take place while the country was at war. We feature several films from that year, beginning with a United Auto Workers animated short promoting President Franklin Roosevelt's unprecedented campaign for a fourth term. It was directed by Academy Award-winner Chuck Jones, who helped create Bugs Bunny and other characters for Warner Brothers and, in 1966, produced and directed "How the Grinch Stole Christmas."

 

Sunday 6pm & 10pm ET
American Artifacts: World War II U.S. Army Battalion Aid Station
Army Heritage Days is an annual event held in May at the U.S. Army Heritage and Education Center in Carlisle, Pennsylvania. The center selects hundreds of living history hobbyists to conduct demonstrations and talk to the public about military subjects ranging from the American Revolution to the War on Terror. We tour a medical tent set up as a World War II U.S. Army Battalion Aid Station, a mobile emergency room that would have been located close to the front lines.

 

Sunday 8pm & midnight ET
The Presidency: First Lady Pat Nixon
Pat Nixon entered the White House as first lady 50 years ago in January 1969. We hear about her work, interests and contributions to the Nixon administration at this event co-hosted by the White House Historical Association and Richard Nixon Foundation.

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