Covering American History C-SPAN style: with event coverage, eyewitness accounts, and discussions with authors, historians and teachers. Every weekend from 8am ET Saturday to 8am ET Monday on C-SPAN3.

In January, 2011, C-SPAN expanded its programming offerings with a new history-based service airing weekends on C-SPAN3. American History TV (AHTV) features programming geared toward history lovers with 48 hours every weekend of people and events that document the American story.

C-SPAN began C-SPAN3 operations in January 2001 as a digital service. C-SPAN3 is currently available in 49 million digital cable TV households and is streamed live online at

At the time of the launch of American History TV, C-SPAN co-president Susan Swain said: "We’re hoping American History TV does for history enthusiasts what Book TV has done for non-fiction book lovers."


Upcoming Programs

  • 1970s American Car Culture & Film

    1970s American Car Culture & Film

    University of Dayton professors John Heitmann and Todd Uhlman teach a class about 1970s American car culture and films…

  • <em>A Time for Peace</em>

    A Time for Peace

    This U.S. Information Agency film documents President Nixon’s historic 1972 trips to the People’s Republic of China,…

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