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Discover the people and events that document the American story.
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Did you hear about our new weekend lineup? C-SPAN2 is now home
to American History TV every Saturday and Book TV every Sunday.
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Below are some of the programs coming up Saturday on American
World War II Leadership on The
Eisenhower's grandson David discusses Ike the man and his leadership
during World War II. He talks with Brian Hauenstein, grandson of Col.
Ralph Hauenstein, who served as chief of the Intelligence Branch in
the Army’s European Theater.
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years after her NASA astronaut training, Wally Funk is going into
space July 20 in a private rocket with Amazon founder Jeff Bezos. She
recalls the earliest days of the space program — explaining why the
famed Mercury 7 astronauts went into space but not any of the 13
so-called First Lady Astronaut Trainees. This 1999 oral history is from
the NASA Johnson Space Center History Collection.
“How well do women do things? How well did they come
across on the Mayflower? Terrific. How well did they go across the
prairies and settle the West in their covered wagons? ... Why can't
we fly and go into space? The men today who think that we can't, as
women, do things — sorry, folks, we can do it.”
WALLY FUNK (IN 1999)
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📚 THIS WEEK ON BOOKNOTES+: Longtime
reporter, editor and publisher Peter Osnos has published books by
four American presidents, two Russian presidents, George Soros, Natan
Sharansky and a host of other high-profile figures. In his new
memoir, An Especially Good View, he discusses his
publishing history, Russia, reporting on the Vietnam War for The
Washington Post and more. Mr. Osnos was vice
president and senior editor at Random House from 1984-1996 and
publisher & CEO at PublicAffairs, which he founded, from
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