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

  • World War II M4 Sherman Tank

    World War II M4 Sherman Tank

    Retired U.S. Army Colonel and living history hobbyist Alexander Kose demonstrates how a M4 Sherman tank operates, and…

  • George W. Bush and the Iraq Surge

    George W. Bush and the Iraq Surge

    The Center for Presidential History at Southern Methodist University hosts a symposium with scholars and George W. Bush…

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