AHTV Blog

American History TV Prime Time Schedule March 1-5, 2021

by MaggieStrolle

C-SPAN3's American History TV in Prime Time

March 1 - March 5, 2021
8pm Each Night on C-SPAN 3

 

Monday, March 1
American Artifacts on Women's History
March is Women's History Month and, on this night, we'll show programs from our "American Artifacts" series. To begin, House of Representatives historian Matthew Wasniewski and curator Farar Elliott look at women in Congress. They present artifacts and photographs beginning with the 1917 election of Jeannette Rankin and ending with representatives in the 1970s and '80s. Along the way, they tell stories about Margaret Chase Smith, Clare Booth Luce, Shirley Chisholm and Lindy Boggs.

 

Tuesday, March 2
History Bookshelf on Conservative Leaders & Politics
American History TV's "History Bookshelf" series features authors talking about their books. To kick-off an evening on conservative leaders and politics, former second lady Lynne Cheney and former presidential adviser Karl Rove reflect on the George W. Bush administration. Susan Eisenhower, granddaughter of President Dwight D. Eisenhower, serves as moderator. The event took place at last year's Rancho Mirage Writers Festival.

 

Wednesday, March 3
Immigration History
From C-SPAN's "Q&A" series, American University professor Alan Kraut looks back more than 200 years on the transformation of U.S. laws and policies designed to manage immigration. Professor Kraut is a non-resident fellow of the Migration Policy Institute in Washington, D.C.

 

March 4
The Civil War - Confederate Generals
To begin a night about Civil War Confederate generals, historian James "Bud" Robertson talks about Robert E. Lee's ties to Virginia and the various military campaigns that took place throughout the state. He compares General Lee's life after the war to other generals and veterans. The Shenandoah Valley Battlefields Foundation hosted this event.

 

March 5
Winston Churchill's "Iron Curtain" 75th Anniversary
Seventy-five years ago, on March 5, 1946, former British prime minister Winston Churchill delivered what came to be known as his "Iron Curtain" speech at Westminster College in Fulton, Missouri. Mr. Churchill's stark assessment of where relations stood between the Soviet Union and its former World War II allies in the West is one of the Cold War's most iconic speeches. To mark the anniversary, we start with remarks by former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev. Speaking at the college in May 1992 -- just months after the collapse of the Soviet Union -- Mr. Gorbachev considers how the world can emerge from the Cold War and shape the future.

 

American History TV. All weekend - every weekend. And also on Washington Journal this week.