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continue to feature oral history interviews conducted by the Atlanta
History Center's Kenan Research Center for the Veterans History
2 pm ET Saturday
Halle served on a U.S. Navy swift boat crew, which patrolled the
coast and rivers to intercept munitions being trafficked by the North
Vietnamese. He recalls his experiences while on patrol and his
exposure to Agent Orange. [SET ALERT]
2 pm ET Sunday
Henry was a dog handler with the U.S. Air Force during the war. She
remembers the dogs she trained and nights spent patrolling the base
perimeter. She also discusses her struggles with gender identity
while serving in Vietnam and the effect it had on her mental health. [SET ALERT]
1970s American Car
Culture & Film
on Lectures in History®
of Dayton professors John Heitmann and Todd Uhlman teach a class
about 1970s American car culture and films of the era. Using examples
like "Easy Rider," "American Graffiti" and
"Badlands," they argue these films reflected many
Americans' disillusionment and glorified the open road as a way to
take back control in the face of societal changes. They also talk
about the impact of oil shortages, the rise of coast-to-coast races
called "Cannonball Runs," and the popularity of trucker
movies and music.[SET ALERT]
“One of the truckers ran out of gas on the
Pennsylvania turnpike and, instead of pulling off the road, he spontaneously
decided to stop the truck right in the middle of the highway,
producing a traffic jam. And then he told (other truck drivers on
the road) using a CB about all this ... and they stopped. And these
truckers then produced the first outcry against the changes taking
place in America.”
Fifty years ago, on June 10, 1971, President Richard Nixon lifted
a trade embargo against Communist China that had been in place
for 21 years. Less than a year later, in February of 1972, he
made a historic trip to the People's Republic of China, the first
ever by an American president. "A Time for Peace" is a
U.S. Information Agency film documenting President Nixon's trips
to China, Iran, Austria, Moscow and Poland. [SET ALERT]
We visit San Francisco to hear the story of the Chinese in
America from historian Charlie Chin. He leads a group of college
students through the Chinese Historical Society of America, then
on a tour of Chinatown. This is a three-part program.
🎧ICYMI: This week on Booknotes+, Brian Lamb
talks with Jason
Hershey, founder of David's Tent DC, a 24/7,
inter-denominational ministry on the National Mall where
Christians worship through music and prayer. Click here to listen to this or
American History TV in Prime
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week. Tune in starting at 8 pm ET.
— Queen Elizabeth & U.S.-Great Britain Relations
The ceremonial state opening of the British Parliament takes place
May 11, and the centerpiece of this annual affair is remarks by
Queen Elizabeth II outlining the government's legislative agenda
for the coming year. On the eve of the "Queen's Speech,"
we look back to May 1991 and Queen Elizabeth's address to a joint
meeting of the U.S. Congress, a first by a British monarch.
The queen was on a 13-day visit to the United States, which also
took her to Virginia, Florida, Texas and Kentucky.
— Gettysburg College Civil War Institute
On a night of programs from the Gettysburg College Civil War
Institute, we begin with Gary Gallagher, author or editor of more
than 30 books on Civil War history. His latest, The
Enduring Civil War: Reflections on the Great American Crisis, collects
more than 70 essays written for Civil War Times magazine.
They contain his thoughts on topics ranging from the direction of
contemporary Civil War scholarship to the common notion of
Gettysburg as a turning point in the conflict. He discusses these
and other subjects with the Civil War Institute's Peter Carmichael
and Ashley Whitehead Luskey.
— First Ladies
Julia Sweig's new book, Lady Bird Johnson: Hiding in Plain
Sight, is based on Mrs. Johnson's own recorded
diaries, giving a rare account of her life in the White House and
influence on LBJ's presidency. In a conversation with C-SPAN as
part of our Q&A series, Ms. Sweig talks about
what led her to tell this story and what the tapes reveal.
— Chinese American History
We’ll re-air our weekend program on the story of the Chinese
Intelligence experts H. Keith Melton & Robert Wallace discuss
some of the most notable espionage sites in the nation's capital,
including embassies, hotels and even walking paths. The
presentation focuses on their new book, Spy Sites of Washington, D.C.:
A Guide to the Capital Region's Secret History.
Washington's International Spy Museum hosted this event.
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