Spring Forward: The Annual Madness of Daylight Saving Time

Mr. Downing talked about his book of social history, Spring Forward: The Annual Madness of Daylight Saving Time, published by Shoemaker and… read more

Mr. Downing talked about his book of social history, Spring Forward: The Annual Madness of Daylight Saving Time, published by Shoemaker and Hoard. He explored the origins and controversies surrounding Daylight Saving Time. First proposed in 1907 in London, the book argued that it was the most unscientific public policy ever perpetrated. In his remarks Mr. Downing talked about various interests and reasons for adopting Daylight Saving Time, the results of several attempts to institute the practice on wide scale levels, and misperceptions about the practice. Following his remarks he answered questions from the audience. close

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Spring Forward: The Annual Madness of Daylight Saving Time

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Program ID:
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Category:
Public Affairs Event
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Location:
South Hadley, Massachusetts, United States
First Aired:
May 01, 2005 | 4:58pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
Last Aired:
Mar 07, 2020 | 1:00pm EST | C-SPAN 2

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  • May 01, 2005 | 4:58pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • May 08, 2005 | 6:59am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • May 16, 2005 | 1:58am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • May 22, 2005 | 11:01pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Nov 04, 2017 | 10:00am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Mar 07, 2020 | 1:00pm EST | C-SPAN 2
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