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American History TV — Saturdays on C-SPAN2

MARCH 5, 2022

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Former Sen. Joe Biden Questions Supreme Court Nominees

Watch it: 9 am, noon & 9 pm ET Saturday


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Justice Stephen Breyer's Jan. 27 resignation – after nearly 28 years of service — opened a seat on the Supreme Court and gave President Biden his first chance to shape the court in his own image. What is he looking for in a nominee? For clues, we look to then-Senator Biden's questioning of Supreme Court nominees while he sat on the Senate Judiciary Committee – eight of those years as chair, from 1987 to 1995. 

American History TV will show excerpts from the confirmation hearings of Stephen Breyer, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Clarence Thomas, John Roberts, Samuel Alito, Antonin Scalia and Robert Bork – highlighting Mr. Biden's opening statements and his questions. He returned repeatedly to two ideas during their confirmation hearings: The rights of the individual versus that of the majority, and his insistence that nominees be candid about their judicial views.



First Ladies in Their Own Words: Lady Bird Johnson
on The Presidency

Watch it: 2 pm ET Saturday


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First ladies from Lady Bird Johnson to Melania Trump talk about the role of the first lady, their time in the White House and the issues important to them. This series of programs kicks off this week with Lady Bird Johnson and continues each Saturday through April.


Also on the C-SPAN Networks


Coming up Sunday on C-SPAN: Speechwriter and consultant Dana Rubin discusses her Speaking While Female Speech Bank, an online archive of speeches made by women throughout history that she says have been unjustly overlooked or forgotten. She talks about the archive and speeches by Queen Elizabeth II, Barbara Jordan, Phyllis Schlafly and others. Tune in at 8 pm ET Sunday on C-SPAN.


New from C-SPAN Podcasts


Hitler's American Gamble recounts the five days in 1941 that upended everything. Starting with Japan's attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7 and ending with Hitler's declaration of war on the United States on December 11, British historians Brendan Simms and Charlie Laderman trace the developments during the five days in real-time and reveal how America's engagement in World War II was far from inevitable. Listen now on Booknotes+.
The Weekly
This week's The Weekly podcast marks 30 years since Oliver Stone's "JFK" movie about the assassination of President John F. Kennedy ignited a firestorm of controversy in political/Hollywood circles. We remember when, in 1992, the moviemaker addressed the National Press Club — singling out specific reporters for attack — and testified in Congress. And we update with news on the release of records related to the JFK assassination, in accordance with a law that passed Congress the same year "JFK" came out. 

Also: This week on the Lectures in History podcast, University of Minnesota professor Saje Mathieu discusses the concept of "neutrality" in World War I. She also talks about how the U.S. viewed itself as the defender of democracy and sought to police certain nations and ethnic groups, yet faced criticism for how it treated its own dissenters and minorities. 

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