Thursday, December 23, 2021




American History TV — Saturdays on C-SPAN2


DEC. 24, 2021

                               FULL SCHEDULE


What's new this week?

Ronald Reagan Presidential Library & Museum | Frederick Law Olmsted
Plus: Podcasts & special holiday programming



Join us Friday on C-SPAN2 for an additional day of American History TV. We'll feature recent programs with historians and authors, including Robert Caro, Gordon Wood and Mae Ngai.



Ronald Reagan Presidential Library
and Museum 30th Anniversary
on The Presidency

Watch it: 2 pm ET Saturday


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The Ronald Reagan Presidential Library & Museum marks its 30th anniversary with speakers including former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, Archivist of the United States David Ferriero and former Reagan speechwriter Peter Robinson.



Frederick Law Olmsted Conference

Watch it: 3:15 pm ET Saturday


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To mark the upcoming 200th anniversary of Frederick Law Olmsted's birth, the National Association for Olmsted Parks and Olmsted 200 host a conference on the landscape architect's work and legacy. Olmsted designed the grounds of the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., and Central Park in New York City, among other notable places. Featured programs include:

Olmsted and College Campus Design
Olmsted Design at Stanford University
Olmsted Brothers Legacy at Duke University


“He also repeatedly spoke and wrote about design responses to health requirements ... He wrote, ‘The most desirable qualities and home grounds for a retreat for the insane are probably those which favor an inclination to moderate exercise and tranquil occupation of the mind.’”



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Holiday Week Programming on C-SPAN3


On Monday, American History TV begins another week of special programming leading into the three-day New Year's holiday weekend. Below are program highlights from each evening. Watch out for this newsletter again on Thursday for a look at the long weekend.

Monday — Oral Histories
American War Veterans 
Tuesday — The Civil War
Caroline Janney, Ends of War

Wednesday — Lectures in History 
Presidential Speeches
Thursday — Olmsted & Landscape Design Conference 
Olmsted Model in Contemporary Campus Design


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New from C-SPAN Podcasts


In 1787, between May and September, James Madison gave 167 speeches, made 72 motions and served on four committees at the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia. Jay Cost writes that "most importantly, Madison authored the Virginia Plan, a bold call for a total redesign of the national government that set the agenda for the convention and established the foundation upon which the Constitution would be built." At that time, James Madison was 36. Mr. Cost, a senior fellow at the American Enterprise Institute and author of James Madison: America's First Politician, joined Booknotes+ to talk about the influential Founding Father.

Also: About Books talks with New York Times Book Review editor Pamela Paul about her latest book, 100 Things We've Lost to the Internet, and some notable books of the year. Presidential Recordings looks at calls about the passage of the Medicare and Medicaid Act of 1965.

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About American History TV

Explore our nation's past and discover the people and events that document the American story — Saturdays on C-SPAN2. Come along with American History TV to museums and historic sites. Watch archival speeches from former presidents and other national leaders. Visit classrooms, lectures and symposiums featuring professors and historians. 

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