Friday, July 23, 2021


JULY 24, 2021



American History TV — Saturdays on C-SPAN2



Explore Our Nation’s Past
Discover the people and events that document the American story.

Weekends on C-SPAN2: American History TV and Book TV on the same network for the first time. Join us Saturdays at 8 am ET to Explore Our Nation’s Past then tune in for Book TV on Sundays at 8 am ET for Television for Serious Readers. For a weekly Book TV email, sign up here


The Korean War & Civil-Military Relations 
on Lectures in History

Watch it: 8 am, 11 am, 8 pm & 11 pm ET Saturday


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University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill professor Joseph Glatthaar teaches a class about the Korean War, Gen. Douglas MacArthur's removal from command by President Harry Truman and civil-military relations.



LBJ's White House Tapes 
on The Presidency

Watch it: 2 pm ET Saturday


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The Lyndon B. Johnson Presidential Library, together with the University of Virginia's Miller Center, debuted a website giving increased access to LBJ's 650 hours of White House phone calls. This conversation focuses on what the tapes reveal about Mr. Johnson and his presidency. Speakers include University of Virginia scholar Melody Barnes, presidential historian Michael Beschloss and MSNBC News anchor Brian Williams.


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“You'll hear a conversation that just knocks you out and shows you what a human being LBJ is and how funny he is and so interesting to be around. And then you realize that if LBJ were around to see this thing published or played in public, he would be horrified or angry, which brings me to the Haggar slacks tape.”







📚 THIS WEEK ON BOOKNOTES+The late columnist Robert Novak (1931-2009) was nicknamed "the prince of darkness" by friends and enemies alike in Washington, D.C. He appeared on C-SPAN's Q&A program in 2007 to discuss his memoir, The Prince of Darkness, in which he tells stories about his 50 years as a reporter, television personality, author and conservative commentator. He also talked about many of the sources he had during that time.  

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