American History/BookTV Schedule

Week of June 23 through June 30

All times and durations are subject to change

Saturday, June 25
8:00 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 16 min.Lectures in History Martin Luther King, Robert Kennedy & Civil RightsUniversity of South Carolina professor Patricia Sullivan taught a class about the 1960s Civil ... University of South Carolina professor Patricia Sullivan taught a class about the 1960s Civil Rights movement and the involvement of Martin Luther King, Jr. and Robert Kennedy. She described the racial unrest that took place in urban areas such as Watts and Detroit and the subsequent creation of the Kerner Commission. 9:16 AM EDTApprox. 59 min.Supreme Court Justices on Roe v. WadeAmerican History TV looked back to see what the 9 justices who currently sit on the Supreme Court ... American History TV looked back to see what the 9 justices who currently sit on the Supreme Court had to say about abortion and the 1973 Roe v Wade case in their confirmation hearings. 10:15 AM EDTApprox. 30 min.Reel America "The President - June 1968"This White House Naval Photographic Unit film presents the activities of President Lyndon B. ... This White House Naval Photographic Unit film presents the activities of President Lyndon B. Johnson in June 1968. It covers Senator Robert F. Kennedy's assassination and funeral, LBJ's push for tighter gun regulations, Vietnam War peace talks, work towards a nuclear non-proliferation treaty with the Soviets, and Supreme Court Chief Justice Earl Warren's retirement announcement. The film is provided courtesy of the LBJ Presidential Library.
10:45 AM EDTApprox. 16 min.Reel America "The Children and the Bear" - 1959This animated anti-communist film tells the story of a bear, representing the Soviet Union. The ... This animated anti-communist film tells the story of a bear, representing the Soviet Union. The bear eats children, who represent small communist nations, until some children band together to defend themselves. The Southeast Asia Treaty Organization (SEATO) produced and promoted the film. SEATO was an Eisenhower-era initiative modeled after NATO, designed to defend countries against Soviet expansion and influence. 11:01 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 15 min.Lectures in History Martin Luther King, Robert Kennedy & Civil RightsUniversity of South Carolina professor Patricia Sullivan taught a class about the 1960s Civil ... University of South Carolina professor Patricia Sullivan taught a class about the 1960s Civil Rights movement and the involvement of Martin Luther King, Jr. and Robert Kennedy. She described the racial unrest that took place in urban areas such as Watts and Detroit and the subsequent creation of the Kerner Commission. 12:16 PM EDTApprox. 59 min.Supreme Court Justices on Roe v. WadeAmerican History TV looked back to see what the 9 justices who currently sit on the Supreme Court ... American History TV looked back to see what the 9 justices who currently sit on the Supreme Court had to say about abortion and the 1973 Roe v Wade case in their confirmation hearings.
1:15 PM EDTApprox. 30 min.Reel America "The President - June 1968"This White House Naval Photographic Unit film presents the activities of President Lyndon B. ... This White House Naval Photographic Unit film presents the activities of President Lyndon B. Johnson in June 1968. It covers Senator Robert F. Kennedy's assassination and funeral, LBJ's push for tighter gun regulations, Vietnam War peace talks, work towards a nuclear non-proliferation treaty with the Soviets, and Supreme Court Chief Justice Earl Warren's retirement announcement. The film is provided courtesy of the LBJ Presidential Library. 1:45 PM EDTApprox. 15 min.Reel America "The Children and the Bear" - 1959This animated anti-communist film tells the story of a bear, representing the Soviet Union. The ... This animated anti-communist film tells the story of a bear, representing the Soviet Union. The bear eats children, who represent small communist nations, until some children band together to defend themselves. The Southeast Asia Treaty Organization (SEATO) produced and promoted the film. SEATO was an Eisenhower-era initiative modeled after NATO, designed to defend countries against Soviet expansion and influence. 2:00 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 10 min.The Presidency Presidential Succession Act of 1947Harry Truman signed the Presidential Succession Act of 1947 after Franklin Roosevelt's death ... Harry Truman signed the Presidential Succession Act of 1947 after Franklin Roosevelt's death elevated him to the presidency. How has the succession plan fared since then -- through presidential illness, assassination attempts and death? Fordham University School of Law convened scholars to discuss the question.
3:10 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 35 min.Watergate Break-In 50th AnniversaryFormer Counsel and staff of the Senate Watergate Committee, along with the special prosecutors, ... Former Counsel and staff of the Senate Watergate Committee, along with the special prosecutors, lawyers and journalists who played a role in the political scandal, marked the 50th anniversary of the break-in. 4:45 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr.Andrew O'Shaughnessy, "The Illimitable Freedom of the Human Mind"Andrew O'Shaughnessy, Vice President of the Thomas Jefferson Foundation at Monticello, talked ... Andrew O'Shaughnessy, Vice President of the Thomas Jefferson Foundation at Monticello, talked about Jefferson's post-politics life, including his vision for what became the University of Virginia. This virtual program was hosted by the National Archives. 5:45 PM EDTApprox. 30 min.World War II Military Intelligence & the Ritchie BoysGeneral Mark Milley, chairman of the Join Chiefs of Staff, spoke about the Ritchie Boys, a World ... General Mark Milley, chairman of the Join Chiefs of Staff, spoke about the Ritchie Boys, a World War II U.S. military intelligence unit which included many Jewish refugees from Nazism. This event was hosted by the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C.
6:15 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 29 min.Conversation with Historian Joanne FreemanJamestown-Yorktown Foundation executive director Christy Coleman talked with historian Joanne ... Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation executive director Christy Coleman talked with historian Joanne Freeman about her scholarship on Alexander Hamilton and violence in Congress during the 19th century. This program was hosted by the Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation in Virginia. 7:44 PM EDTApprox. 16 min.Reel America "Meet Your Federal Government" - 1946This is a 15 minute classroom film from 1946 that described how the three branches of government ... This is a 15 minute classroom film from 1946 that described how the three branches of government work. In "Meet Your Federal Government," high school senior Bill visits his Uncle Jim - who is also his congressman. He takes Bill to the U.S. Capitol, the White House, the Supreme Court, and finishes the day at the Lincoln Memorial. 8:00 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 15 min.Lectures in History Martin Luther King, Robert Kennedy & Civil RightsUniversity of South Carolina professor Patricia Sullivan taught a class about the 1960s Civil ... University of South Carolina professor Patricia Sullivan taught a class about the 1960s Civil Rights movement and the involvement of Martin Luther King, Jr. and Robert Kennedy. She described the racial unrest that took place in urban areas such as Watts and Detroit and the subsequent creation of the Kerner Commission.
9:15 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr.Supreme Court Justices on Roe v. WadeAmerican History TV looked back to see what the 9 justices who currently sit on the Supreme Court ... American History TV looked back to see what the 9 justices who currently sit on the Supreme Court had to say about abortion and the 1973 Roe v Wade case in their confirmation hearings. 10:15 PM EDTApprox. 30 min.Reel America "The President - June 1968"This White House Naval Photographic Unit film presents the activities of President Lyndon B. ... This White House Naval Photographic Unit film presents the activities of President Lyndon B. Johnson in June 1968. It covers Senator Robert F. Kennedy's assassination and funeral, LBJ's push for tighter gun regulations, Vietnam War peace talks, work towards a nuclear non-proliferation treaty with the Soviets, and Supreme Court Chief Justice Earl Warren's retirement announcement. The film is provided courtesy of the LBJ Presidential Library. 10:45 PM EDTApprox. 15 min.Reel America "The Children and the Bear" - 1959This animated anti-communist film tells the story of a bear, representing the Soviet Union. The ... This animated anti-communist film tells the story of a bear, representing the Soviet Union. The bear eats children, who represent small communist nations, until some children band together to defend themselves. The Southeast Asia Treaty Organization (SEATO) produced and promoted the film. SEATO was an Eisenhower-era initiative modeled after NATO, designed to defend countries against Soviet expansion and influence.
11:00 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 15 min.Lectures in History Martin Luther King, Robert Kennedy & Civil RightsUniversity of South Carolina professor Patricia Sullivan taught a class about the 1960s Civil ... University of South Carolina professor Patricia Sullivan taught a class about the 1960s Civil Rights movement and the involvement of Martin Luther King, Jr. and Robert Kennedy. She described the racial unrest that took place in urban areas such as Watts and Detroit and the subsequent creation of the Kerner Commission.
Sunday, June 26
12:15 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr.Supreme Court Justices on Roe v. WadeAmerican History TV looked back to see what the 9 justices who currently sit on the Supreme Court ... American History TV looked back to see what the 9 justices who currently sit on the Supreme Court had to say about abortion and the 1973 Roe v Wade case in their confirmation hearings. 1:15 AM EDTApprox. 30 min.Reel America "The President - June 1968"This White House Naval Photographic Unit film presents the activities of President Lyndon B. ... This White House Naval Photographic Unit film presents the activities of President Lyndon B. Johnson in June 1968. It covers Senator Robert F. Kennedy's assassination and funeral, LBJ's push for tighter gun regulations, Vietnam War peace talks, work towards a nuclear non-proliferation treaty with the Soviets, and Supreme Court Chief Justice Earl Warren's retirement announcement. The film is provided courtesy of the LBJ Presidential Library. 1:45 AM EDTApprox. 15 min.Reel America "The Children and the Bear" - 1959This animated anti-communist film tells the story of a bear, representing the Soviet Union. The ... This animated anti-communist film tells the story of a bear, representing the Soviet Union. The bear eats children, who represent small communist nations, until some children band together to defend themselves. The Southeast Asia Treaty Organization (SEATO) produced and promoted the film. SEATO was an Eisenhower-era initiative modeled after NATO, designed to defend countries against Soviet expansion and influence.
2:00 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 10 min.The Presidency Presidential Succession Act of 1947Harry Truman signed the Presidential Succession Act of 1947 after Franklin Roosevelt's death ... Harry Truman signed the Presidential Succession Act of 1947 after Franklin Roosevelt's death elevated him to the presidency. How has the succession plan fared since then -- through presidential illness, assassination attempts and death? Fordham University School of Law convened scholars to discuss the question. 3:10 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 35 min.Watergate Break-In 50th AnniversaryFormer Counsel and staff of the Senate Watergate Committee, along with the special prosecutors, ... Former Counsel and staff of the Senate Watergate Committee, along with the special prosecutors, lawyers and journalists who played a role in the political scandal, marked the 50th anniversary of the break-in. 4:45 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr.Andrew O'Shaughnessy, "The Illimitable Freedom of the Human Mind"Andrew O'Shaughnessy, Vice President of the Thomas Jefferson Foundation at Monticello, talked ... Andrew O'Shaughnessy, Vice President of the Thomas Jefferson Foundation at Monticello, talked about Jefferson's post-politics life, including his vision for what became the University of Virginia. This virtual program was hosted by the National Archives.
5:45 AM EDTApprox. 30 min.World War II Military Intelligence & the Ritchie BoysGeneral Mark Milley, chairman of the Join Chiefs of Staff, spoke about the Ritchie Boys, a World ... General Mark Milley, chairman of the Join Chiefs of Staff, spoke about the Ritchie Boys, a World War II U.S. military intelligence unit which included many Jewish refugees from Nazism. This event was hosted by the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C. 6:15 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 29 min.Conversation with Historian Joanne FreemanJamestown-Yorktown Foundation executive director Christy Coleman talked with historian Joanne ... Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation executive director Christy Coleman talked with historian Joanne Freeman about her scholarship on Alexander Hamilton and violence in Congress during the 19th century. This program was hosted by the Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation in Virginia. 7:44 AM EDTApprox. 18 min.Reel America "Meet Your Federal Government" - 1946This is a 15 minute classroom film from 1946 that described how the three branches of government ... This is a 15 minute classroom film from 1946 that described how the three branches of government work. In "Meet Your Federal Government," high school senior Bill visits his Uncle Jim - who is also his congressman. He takes Bill to the U.S. Capitol, the White House, the Supreme Court, and finishes the day at the Lincoln Memorial.
8:02 AM EDTApprox. 58 min.Joshua Prager, "The Family Roe"Who was the woman behind "Jane Roe?" Joshua Prager recalled the life of Norma McCorvey whose ... Who was the woman behind "Jane Roe?" Joshua Prager recalled the life of Norma McCorvey whose unwanted pregnancy lead to the 1973 Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision. This was part of the 2022 Gaithersburg Book Festival in Maryland. 9:00 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr.Nury Turkel, "No Escape"Hudson Institute senior fellow Nury Turkel, who was born in a Chinese re-education camp, talked ... Hudson Institute senior fellow Nury Turkel, who was born in a Chinese re-education camp, talked about China's surveillance and repression of the Uyghurs who reside in the northwest province of Xinjiang. This virtual event was hosted by the Hudson Institute in Washington, DC. 10:00 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr.After Words Sen. Raphael Warnock D-GA, "A Way Out of No Way"Senator Raphael Warnock (D-GA) talks about his life, faith and journey in politics. He was ... Senator Raphael Warnock (D-GA) talks about his life, faith and journey in politics. He was interviewed by Congressman James Clyburn (D-SC), Democratic Whip of the U.S. House of Representatives.
11:00 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr.Joshua Prager, "The Family Roe"Who was the woman behind "Jane Roe?" Joshua Prager recalled the life of Norma McCorvey whose ... Who was the woman behind "Jane Roe?" Joshua Prager recalled the life of Norma McCorvey whose unwanted pregnancy lead to the 1973 Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision. This was part of the 2022 Gaithersburg Book Festival in Maryland. 12:00 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr.Nury Turkel, "No Escape"Hudson Institute senior fellow Nury Turkel, who was born in a Chinese re-education camp, talked ... Hudson Institute senior fellow Nury Turkel, who was born in a Chinese re-education camp, talked about China's surveillance and repression of the Uyghurs who reside in the northwest province of Xinjiang. This virtual event was hosted by the Hudson Institute in Washington, DC. 1:00 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr.After Words Sen. Raphael Warnock D-GA, "A Way Out of No Way"Senator Raphael Warnock (D-GA) talks about his life, faith and journey in politics. He was ... Senator Raphael Warnock (D-GA) talks about his life, faith and journey in politics. He was interviewed by Congressman James Clyburn (D-SC), Democratic Whip of the U.S. House of Representatives.
2:00 PM EDTApprox. 43 min.Lise Olsen, "Code of Silence"Investigative reporter Lise Olsen talked about the system that protects federal judges accused of ... Investigative reporter Lise Olsen talked about the system that protects federal judges accused of sexual misconduct and the whistleblowers who spoke out against it. The San Antonio Book Festival hosted this event. 2:43 PM EDTApprox. 43 min.Kelly Lytle Hernandez, "Bad Mexicans - Race, Empire and Revolution in the Borderlands"UCLA History professor Kelly Lytle Hernandez spoke about the magonistas, a band of migrant rebels, ... UCLA History professor Kelly Lytle Hernandez spoke about the magonistas, a band of migrant rebels, and their efforts to thwart U.S. power and influence on both sides of the border, which gave rise to the 1910 Mexican Revolution. The San Antonio Book Festival hosted this event. 3:26 PM EDTApprox. 47 min.Henry Cisneros, "The Texas Triangle - An Emerging Power in the Global Economy"Former Clinton administration Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Henry Cisneros discussed ... Former Clinton administration Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Henry Cisneros discussed how key growing metro areas in Texas are reshaping that state's future nationally and globally. The San Antonio Book Festival hosted this event.
4:13 PM EDTApprox. 44 min.Juli Berwald, "Life on the Rocks"Science writer Juli Berwald looked at the state of the coral reefs and explained their importance. ... Science writer Juli Berwald looked at the state of the coral reefs and explained their importance. The San Antonio Book Festival hosted this event. 4:57 PM EDTApprox. 42 min.Harriett Romo and William Dupont, "Bridging Cultures"Harriett Romo and William Dupont discussed the historical and cultural heritage of the ... Harriett Romo and William Dupont discussed the historical and cultural heritage of the Texas-Mexico borderlands. The San Antonio Book Festival hosted this event. 5:39 PM EDTApprox. 47 min.Will Hurd, "American Reboot"Former Congressman Will Hurd (R-TX) argued that America needs a "reboot" to address the challenges ... Former Congressman Will Hurd (R-TX) argued that America needs a "reboot" to address the challenges of the 21st century and offered his thoughts on how to move the country forward. The San Antonio Book Festival hosted this event.
6:26 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 4 min.Kim Wehle, "How to Think Like a Lawyer--and Why - A Common-Sense Guide to Everyday Dilemmas"Law professor Kim Wehle offered her thoughts on how thinking like a lawyer can help to breakdown ... Law professor Kim Wehle offered her thoughts on how thinking like a lawyer can help to breakdown complex issues into understandable information that helps to make informed decisions. Kramer's Bookstore in Washington, D.C., hosted this event. 7:30 PM EDTApprox. 32 min.About Books Kukula Book Review AwardsPublishing industry news and insider interviews, and a look at current non-fiction books featured ... Publishing industry news and insider interviews, and a look at current non-fiction books featured on C-SPAN's BookTV. In this episode we talked to the winners of the Washington Monthly's Kuklula Book Review Awards. 8:02 PM EDTApprox. 59 min.Joshua Prager, "The Family Roe"Who was the woman behind "Jane Roe?" Joshua Prager recalled the life of Norma McCorvey whose ... Who was the woman behind "Jane Roe?" Joshua Prager recalled the life of Norma McCorvey whose unwanted pregnancy lead to the 1973 Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision. This was part of the 2022 Gaithersburg Book Festival in Maryland.
9:01 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr.Nury Turkel, "No Escape"Hudson Institute senior fellow Nury Turkel, who was born in a Chinese re-education camp, talked ... Hudson Institute senior fellow Nury Turkel, who was born in a Chinese re-education camp, talked about China's surveillance and repression of the Uyghurs who reside in the northwest province of Xinjiang. This virtual event was hosted by the Hudson Institute in Washington, DC. 10:01 PM EDTApprox. 59 min.After Words Sen. Raphael Warnock D-GA, "A Way Out of No Way"Senator Raphael Warnock (D-GA) talks about his life, faith and journey in politics. He was ... Senator Raphael Warnock (D-GA) talks about his life, faith and journey in politics. He was interviewed by Congressman James Clyburn (D-SC), Democratic Whip of the U.S. House of Representatives. 11:00 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr.Joshua Prager, "The Family Roe"Who was the woman behind "Jane Roe?" Joshua Prager recalled the life of Norma McCorvey whose ... Who was the woman behind "Jane Roe?" Joshua Prager recalled the life of Norma McCorvey whose unwanted pregnancy lead to the 1973 Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision. This was part of the 2022 Gaithersburg Book Festival in Maryland.
Monday, June 27
12:00 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr.Nury Turkel, "No Escape"Hudson Institute senior fellow Nury Turkel, who was born in a Chinese re-education camp, talked ... Hudson Institute senior fellow Nury Turkel, who was born in a Chinese re-education camp, talked about China's surveillance and repression of the Uyghurs who reside in the northwest province of Xinjiang. This virtual event was hosted by the Hudson Institute in Washington, DC. 1:00 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr.After Words Sen. Raphael Warnock D-GA, "A Way Out of No Way"Senator Raphael Warnock (D-GA) talks about his life, faith and journey in politics. He was ... Senator Raphael Warnock (D-GA) talks about his life, faith and journey in politics. He was interviewed by Congressman James Clyburn (D-SC), Democratic Whip of the U.S. House of Representatives. 2:00 AM EDTApprox. 42 min.Lise Olsen, "Code of Silence"Investigative reporter Lise Olsen talked about the system that protects federal judges accused of ... Investigative reporter Lise Olsen talked about the system that protects federal judges accused of sexual misconduct and the whistleblowers who spoke out against it. The San Antonio Book Festival hosted this event.
2:42 AM EDTApprox. 44 min.Kelly Lytle Hernandez, "Bad Mexicans - Race, Empire and Revolution in the Borderlands"UCLA History professor Kelly Lytle Hernandez spoke about the magonistas, a band of migrant rebels, ... UCLA History professor Kelly Lytle Hernandez spoke about the magonistas, a band of migrant rebels, and their efforts to thwart U.S. power and influence on both sides of the border, which gave rise to the 1910 Mexican Revolution. The San Antonio Book Festival hosted this event. 3:26 AM EDTApprox. 46 min.Henry Cisneros, "The Texas Triangle - An Emerging Power in the Global Economy"Former Clinton administration Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Henry Cisneros discussed ... Former Clinton administration Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Henry Cisneros discussed how key growing metro areas in Texas are reshaping that state's future nationally and globally. The San Antonio Book Festival hosted this event. 4:12 AM EDTApprox. 45 min.Juli Berwald, "Life on the Rocks"Science writer Juli Berwald looked at the state of the coral reefs and explained their importance. ... Science writer Juli Berwald looked at the state of the coral reefs and explained their importance. The San Antonio Book Festival hosted this event.
4:57 AM EDTApprox. 41 min.Harriett Romo and William Dupont, "Bridging Cultures"Harriett Romo and William Dupont discussed the historical and cultural heritage of the ... Harriett Romo and William Dupont discussed the historical and cultural heritage of the Texas-Mexico borderlands. The San Antonio Book Festival hosted this event. 5:38 AM EDTApprox. 46 min.Will Hurd, "American Reboot"Former Congressman Will Hurd (R-TX) argued that America needs a "reboot" to address the challenges ... Former Congressman Will Hurd (R-TX) argued that America needs a "reboot" to address the challenges of the 21st century and offered his thoughts on how to move the country forward. The San Antonio Book Festival hosted this event. 6:24 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 5 min.Kim Wehle, "How to Think Like a Lawyer--and Why - A Common-Sense Guide to Everyday Dilemmas"Law professor Kim Wehle offered her thoughts on how thinking like a lawyer can help to breakdown ... Law professor Kim Wehle offered her thoughts on how thinking like a lawyer can help to breakdown complex issues into understandable information that helps to make informed decisions. Kramer's Bookstore in Washington, D.C., hosted this event.
7:29 AM EDTApprox. 32 min.About Books Kukula Book Review AwardsPublishing industry news and insider interviews, and a look at current non-fiction books featured ... Publishing industry news and insider interviews, and a look at current non-fiction books featured on C-SPAN's BookTV. In this episode we talked to the winners of the Washington Monthly's Kuklula Book Review Awards.