American History Prime Time Schedule, January 11-15, 2021
C-SPAN3's American History TV in Prime Time
January 11 - January 15, 2021
8pm Each Night on C-SPAN 3
Monday, January 11
We begin a night of programs about the Johnson presidency with a U.S. Information Agency film describing the death and funeral of President John F. Kennedy, who was assassinated in Dallas on November 22, 1963. It includes footage of President Lyndon B. Johnson's statement upon arriving in Washington, the funeral processions, mass at St. Matthew's Cathedral, and ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery. It ends with President Johnson's meetings with world leaders who attended the funeral.
Tuesday, January 12
University of Central Arkansas historian Marcus Witcher looks back at conservative criticism of President Ronald Reagan's foreign policy toward the Soviet Union during the 1980s, and explains how this criticism was downplayed in later decades as conservatives sought to reimagine their relationship with the 40th president. The Federalist Society's Montgomery, Alabama chapter hosted this event.
Wednesday, January 13
John F. Kennedy
University of Mary Washington history professor emeritus William Crawley discusses the presidency of John F. Kennedy and the myths that surround him. This talk is from the university's "Great Lives" lecture series.
Thursday, January 14
George H.W. Bush
We look back 30 years to January 16, 1991, when President George H.W. Bush announced from the Oval Office the start of the Persian Gulf War. Named Operation Desert Storm, the military action began with aerial bombing of Iraq and was the opening salvo of an effort to drive Saddam Hussein from neighboring Kuwait, which Iraq invaded several months earlier.
Friday, January 15
Martin Luther King, Jr.
Historian Taylor Branch reflects on the life and legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. Mr. Branch is the author of a trilogy of books on the civil rights era, including the Pulitzer Prize-winning "Parting the Waters: America in the King Years, 1954-63." The National Civil Rights Museum in Memphis organized this event.
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