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Highlights This Weekend on American History TV May 1-3, 2021

by MaggieStrolle

C-SPAN3's American History TV
8am Saturday, May 1 - 8am Monday, May 3, 2021  

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LIVE Saturday 8am ET (Re-Airs Saturday 8pm ET)
American History TV and Washington Journal host a live study session for high school students preparing for the May 6 Advanced Placement U.S. History Exam. Jason Stacy and Matthew Ellington, co-authors of "Fabric of a Nation: A Brief History with Skills and Sources, For the AP® U.S. History Course," review different eras of American history, provide strategies for the free response answers, demonstrate how to analyze historical documents, and field student calls and questions on Twitter and Facebook.

 

LIVE Saturday 9am ET
Tens of thousands of anti-Vietnam War protesters -- young people and military veterans alike -- converged on Washington, D.C. in the spring of 1971. More than 7,000 of them were arrested in a single day. We welcome viewer questions as we look back 50 years at the forces that collided on the capital's streets with investigative journalist Lawrence Roberts. He's the author of "Mayday 1971: A White House at War, a Revolt in the Streets, and the Untold History of America's Biggest Mass Arrest." This is a joint production of American History TV and C-SPAN's Washington Journal.

 


Oral Histories: The Vietnam War
We continue to feature oral history interviews conducted by the Atlanta History Center's Kenan Research Center for the Veterans History Project.
Saturday 2pm ET - Robert Certain was a U.S. Air Force B-52 navigator during the Vietnam War. While on a bombing mission over Hanoi, his plane was shot down and he was captured by the North Vietnamese and held for 100 days. He describes his time in captivity, including interrogations he endured and his living conditions. He also discusses his subsequent career as a chaplain and the therapy he received to help him deal with the trauma of his captivity.
Sunday 2pm ET - Robbie Certain, wife of Vietnam War POW Robert Certain, describes how she received the news of his disappearance and the harrowing days that followed.