American History TV Prime Time Schedule: March 30 - April 3
American History TV Prime Time Schedule
March 16, 2020 to April 3, 2020
Starts at 8pm Each Night on C-SPAN 3
Monday, March 30
"Reel America" Health Films
In February 1957, a new influenza virus emerged from Asia, leading to a pandemic that killed more than one million worldwide and 116,000 in the United States. In July 1957, as the Asian Flu was spreading throughout the country, Westinghouse Broadcasting in Pittsburgh teamed up with the American Medical Association, the U.S. Public Health Service, and the University of Pittsburgh to produce "The Silent Invader." This film comes to us from the U.S. National Library of Medicine's digital collections. The program kicks off a night of programs focusing on health issues from our "Reel America" series, which looks at history through archival films.
Tuesday, March 31
The Modern Presidency
On a night of programs looking at the modern presidency, we begin with three former White House speechwriters talking about the process of turning a president's policies and politics into a speech. This session was from last spring's Presidential Ideas Festival hosted by the University of Virginia's Miller Center.
Wednesday, April 1
History Through Cartoons
Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonist Pat Oliphant and his work are the subjects of discussion at the University of Virginia, which acquired his cartoon collection in 2018. We hear from presidential scholars, including Ken Hughes and Kent Germany from UVA's Miller Center. They focus on the presidencies from Lyndon Johnson to Ronald Reagan.
Thursday, April 2
Lincoln Forum Symposium
Historians Joan Waugh and Gary Gallagher answer the question: What caused the Civil War? Ms. Waugh and Mr. Gallagher co-authored " The American War: A History of the Civil War Era." Their remarks were part of the annual Lincoln Forum symposium, which takes place every November in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.
Friday, April 3
Living history enthusiasts gather to row across the Delaware River at the spot where General George Washington and the Continental Army crossed from Pennsylvania to New Jersey on Christmas night in 1776. This program from our "American Artifacts" series, which takes viewers to historic sites and museums, shows the reenactment and includes interviews with a park curator and several participants.
American History TV. All weekend - every weekend. And also on Washington Journal this week.