Friday, August 13, 2021

On C-SPAN2 this weekend: Women Journalists at the Turn of the 20th Century; Presidential Historians Survey



American History TV — Saturdays on C-SPAN2


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Discover the people and events that document the American story.


Women Journalists at the Turn of the 20th Century
on Lectures in History

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


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Iowa State University professor Tracy Lucht teaches a class about women journalists in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. She describes the careers of some pioneers such as Nellie Bly and Dorothy Dix and the societal pressures for women writers to balance traditional femininity and having a career in journalism.


“(Nellie Bly) also made it her mission to beat the fictitious character in Jules Verne's novel, Around the World in 80 Days. She makes a deal with her newspaper, with The New York World ... and then that becomes the story.” —TRACY LUCHT



C-SPAN's Presidential Historians Survey  
on The Presidency

Watch it: 2 pm ET Saturday


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Richard Norton Smith, Douglas Brinkley, Edna Greene Medford and Amity Shlaes talk about the results of C-SPAN’s fourth Historians Survey of Presidential Leadership






British author Charles Dickens is credited with creating some of the world's best-known fictional characters. To learn more about Charles Dickens, his work and his visits to the United States, we spoke to Jenny Hartley, emeritus professor of English at the University of Roehampton in London. Her books include Charles Dickens: A Very Short Introduction, published in 2019.

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Tune in to C-SPAN3 every evening next week for more American History TV programming. Programs start at 8 pm ET. Below are some highlights:

Monday — Latino History
Hispanic Americans in Congress
Tuesday — World War I

1916-17 World War I Peace Talks
Wednesday — Congressional History

Stories from a U.S. Capitol Tour Guide
Thursday — Dwight Eisenhower

The Presidency: Eisenhower Presidential Library and Museum
Friday — American West

History Bookshelf: Bob Drury and Tom Clavin, Blood and Treasure



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