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History TV and Washington Journal host a LIVE study session for
high school students preparing for the May 6 Advanced Placement U.S.
History Exam. Jason Stacy and Matthew Ellington, co-authors of Fabric of a
Nation: A Brief History with Skills and Sources, For the AP® U.S. History Course, review
different eras of American history, provide strategies for the free
response answers, demonstrate how to analyze historical documents,
and field student calls and questions on Twitter and Facebook.
a student preparing for the exam? Share this program:
of thousands of anti-Vietnam War protesters — young people and
military veterans alike — converged on Washington, D.C., in the
spring of 1971. More than 7,000 of them were arrested in a single
day. We welcome viewer questions as we look back 50 years at the
forces that collided on the capital's streets with investigative
journalist Lawrence Roberts. He's the author of Mayday 1971:
A White House at War, a Revolt in the Streets, and the Untold History
of America’s Biggest Mass Arrest. This program is a joint
production of American History TV and C-SPAN's Washington
Journal. [SET ALERT]
Sweig, Lady Bird Johnson: Hiding in Plain Sight
Watch it: 9 pm ET Sunday
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, Ms.
Sweig talks about what led her to tell this story and what the
We continue to feature oral history interviews conducted by the
Atlanta History Center's Kenan Research Center for the Veterans
History Project. This weekend, we feature former POW Robert
Certain and his wife, Robbie.
2 pm ET Saturday
Certain was a U.S. Air Force B-52 navigator during the Vietnam
War. While on a bombing mission over Hanoi, his plane was shot
down and he was captured by the North Vietnamese and held for 100
days. He describes his time in captivity, including
interrogations he endured and his living conditions. He also
discusses his subsequent career as a chaplain and the therapy he
received to help him deal with the trauma of his captivity. [SET ALERT]
2 pm ET Sunday
Certain, wife of former Vietnam War POW Robert Certain, describes
how she received the news of his disappearance and the harrowing
days that followed. [SET ALERT]
🎧ICYMI: Randall Robinson and Peter Henriques join
Brian Lamb on the newest episodes of Booknotes+.
Mr. Robinson, a human rights activist and founder of the TransAfrica
forum, discusses his work and his decision to leave the United States
for St. Kitts in 2001. He is the author of Defending the
Spirit, Quitting America and
other books. Mr. Henriques, author and professor emeritus of history at
George Mason University, discusses his book, First and Always,
about the strengths and flaws of George Washington. Click here to listen.
American History TV in Prime
Join American History TV in prime time next
week. Tune in starting at 8 pm ET.
— “Mayday 1971” Anti-Vietnam War Protests
If you missed Sunday's program on the 50th anniversary of the
Mayday Anti-Vietnam War protests, tune in this night.
— High School Advanced Placement U.S. History Exam
Saturday's program on the AP U.S. History exam will air again.
— Vietnam War Oral Histories
We'll re-air the weekend's Oral Histories with
former POW Robert Certain and his wife, Robbie.
— Dwight D. Eisenhower
General Dwight D. Eisenhower ordered that the horrors of the
Holocaust be documented as World War II came to an end, determined
that the evidence be preserved for future generations. It was a
signature move by the man who later occupied the White House. His
granddaughter, Susan Eisenhower, talks about what led Ike to this
decision. She's the author of How Ike Led: The Principles Behind
Eisenhower's Biggest Decisions. The United States
Holocaust Memorial Museum hosted this conversation.
— The Cold War
Diana Villiers Negroponte talks about her book Master
Negotiator: The Role of James A. Baker, III at the End of the Cold
War. It looks at how former Secretary of State
Baker worked to create what President George H.W. Bush called
a "new world order" as the Soviet Union collapsed and new
international relationships emerged between 1989 and 1992. The
Wilson Center hosted this event.
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American story. Hear from eyewitnesses to history. Come along
with our cameras to museums and historic sites. Watch archival
speeches from former presidents and other national leaders. We'll
take you to the classrooms of leading history professors and to
lectures and symposiums featuring prominent historians.
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