American History Prime Time Schedule May 3-7, 2021
C-SPAN3's American History TV in Prime Time
May 3 - May 7, 2021
8pm Each Night on C-SPAN 3
Monday, May 3
Mayday Anti-Vietnam War Protests 50th Anniversary
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. American History TV and C-SPAN's Washington Journal look back 50 years at the forces that collided on the capital's streets. Our guest is investigative journalist Lawrence Roberts, author of "Mayday 1971: A White House at War, a Revolt in the Streets, and the Untold History of America's Biggest Mass Arrest."
Tuesday, May 4
Advanced Placement U.S. History Exam
American History TV and Washington Journal host a 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different eras of American history, provide strategies for the free response answers, and demonstrate how to analyze historical documents.
Wednesday, May 5
Vietnam War Oral Histories
We begin a night of Vietnam War oral histories with Robert Certain, a U.S. Air Force B-52 navigator. While on a bombing mission over Hanoi, his plane was shot down and he was captured by the North Vietnamese. He discusses his 100 days in captivity, including interrogations he endured and his living conditions. He also talks about his subsequent career as a chaplain and the therapy he received to help him deal with the trauma of his captivity. (7613440, recorded 1.16.17). He's followed by his wife, Robbie Certain, who describes how she received the news of her husband's disappearance and the harrowing days that followed. (7613470, recorded 3.15.17) The Atlanta History Center's Kenan Research Center conducted the interviews for the Veterans History Project.
Thursday, May 6
Dwight D. Eisenhower
General Dwight D. Eisenhower ordered that the horrors of the Holocaust be documented as World War II came to an end, determined that the evidence be preserved for future generations. It was a signature move by the man who later occupied the White House. His granddaughter, Susan Eisenhower, talks about what led Ike to this decision. She's the author of "How Ike Led: The Principles Behind Eisenhower's Biggest Decisions." The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum hosted this conversation.
Friday, May 7
The Cold War
Diana Villiers Negroponte talks about her book "Master Negotiator: The Role of James A. Baker, III at the End of the Cold War." It looks at how Baker - as Secretary of State - worked to create what President George H.W. Bush called a "new world order" as the Soviet Union collapsed and new international relationships emerged between 1989 and 1992. The Wilson Center hosted this event.
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