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Highlights This Weekend on American History TV October 10-12, 2020

by rlogan

C-SPAN3's American History TV
8am Saturday, October 10 - 8am Monday, October 12, 2020  

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LIVE: Sunday 8:30am ET (re-airs Sunday 6:30pm & 10:30pm ET)
Presidential Campaign Commercials
The first TV presidential campaign ads aired during the 1952 contest between Republican Dwight D. Eisenhower and Democrat Adlai Stevenson. American History TV and C-SPAN's Washington Journal look back at the history of these ads beginning with the 1952 election and into the 21st century. Robert Mann, professor at Louisiana State University's School of Mass Communication, joins us to take viewer questions and tweets. He's the author of "Daisy Petals and Mushroom Clouds: LBJ, Barry Goldwater, and the Ad That Changed American Politics."


 

Sunday 6pm & 10pm ET
American Artifacts: Arlington National Cemetery 1915 Memorabilia Box
In 1915, President Woodrow Wilson placed a memorabilia box in the cornerstone of the Memorial Amphitheater at Arlington National Cemetery. In April, 2020, 105 years later, it was opened to discover what was inside. American History TV visits Arlington to see the artifacts with cemetery historian Tim Frank and conservator Caitlin Smith, who talk about the objects' significance and why the previous cemetery caretakers felt they were important at that moment in history.


 

Saturday 8pm & midnight ET
Lectures in History: Lewis & Clark Expedition
Brigham Young University professor Jay Buckley teaches a class about Lewis and Clark's expedition across the American West after the Louisiana Purchase in 1803. Also known as the Corps of Discovery Expedition, he describes their goal to map a route to the Pacific coast as well as to gather information on the people, flora and fauna in the new territory.


 

Sunday 8pm & midnight ET
The Presidency: Theodore Roosevelt's Life & Legacy
University of Mary Washington history professor William Crawley discusses Theodore Roosevelt's life and legacy, with a particular focus on his presidency. The lecture is from the university's "Great Lives" series.


 

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