Saturday, May 1, 2021

LIVE Saturday & Sunday: AP U.S. History Exam Review and “Mayday 1971” Anti-Vietnam War Protests 


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High School Advanced Placement U.S. History Exam

Watch it: LIVE at 8 am ET Saturday


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American 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review different eras of American history, provide strategies for the free response answers, demonstrate how to analyze historical documents, and field student calls and questions on Twitter and Facebook.

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“Mayday 1971” Anti-Vietnam War Protests

Watch it: LIVE at 9 am ET Sunday


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Tens 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]


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Author Julia 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 tapes reveal.  


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The Vietnam War
on Oral Histories

Watch it: 2 pm ET Saturday, 2 pm ET Sunday

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

Robert 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

Robbie 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 SpiritQuitting 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.


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Monday — “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. 
Tuesday — High School Advanced Placement U.S. History Exam
Saturday's program on the AP U.S. History exam will air again.

Wednesday — Vietnam War Oral Histories
We'll re-air the weekend's Oral Histories with former POW Robert Certain and his wife, Robbie.
Thursday — 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.
Friday — 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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