Highlights This Weekend on American History TV December 14 - 16, 2019

by MaggieStrolle

C-SPAN3's American History TV
8am Saturday - 8am Monday, December 14-16, 2019  


Sunday 8pm & midnight ET
Clinton Impeachment - House Floor Debate
As the House considers articles of impeachment against President Trump, American History TV looks back to the 1998 House floor debate from December 19, 1998 on articles of impeachment against President Bill Clinton. The Judiciary Committee had recommended four articles, and the full House voted to approve two, making Clinton only the second president in U.S. history to be impeached since Andrew Johnson in 1868. Alexis Simendinger, who covered the Clinton impeachment for National Journal and is now national political correspondent for The Hill newspaper, provides perspective.


Saturday 6pm ET
Civil War: 1864 Shenandoah Valley Campaign
Civil War scholar Scott Patchan talks about operations in the Shenandoah Valley during July and August 1864. Following a Confederate advance on Washington, D.C. under Major General Jubal Early, Union and Confederate forces engaged in skirmishes throughout the Valley. The Mosby Area Heritage Association hosts the event.


Saturday 8pm & midnight ET
Lectures in History: "Slaves Suing for Their Freedom"
We visit the University of Nebraska-Lincoln classroom of professor William Thomas to hear about lawsuits brought by slaves who sued for their freedom in the antebellum period. He outlines their legal arguments and emphasizes how most suits affected not just one person, but entire families.

Saturday 10pm & Sunday 4pm ET
Reel America: ""Tigers on the Loose" - 1965 "
Seventy-five years ago, on December 16, 1944, Adolf Hitler launched a surprise counteroffensive against Allied forces in the Ardennes Forest region of Belgium, northeastern France, and Luxembourg. Known as the Battle of the Bulge, Hitler committed more than 1,000 tanks and 200,000 troops to this last Nazi effort, hoping to recapture the port city of Antwerp. "Tigers on the Loose" is a 1965 U.S. Army film highlighting the 10th Armored Division - known as the "Tiger Division." Narrated by actor Lorne Greene, the story is told primarily by the veterans themselves, who detail the battle and the division's experience up to the surrender of Germany in May of 1945.


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