Friday, March 25, 2022

THIS WEEKEND ON C-SPAN2: Nancy Reagan in her own words; Craig Shirley, "April 1945"


American History TV — Saturdays on C-SPAN2

MARCH 26, 2022



First Ladies in Their Own Words: Nancy Reagan
on The Presidency

Watch it: 2 pm ET Saturday


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First Ladies in Their Own Words continues with Nancy Reagan. In this weekly series airing Saturdays through April, we hear from first ladies from Lady Bird Johnson to Melania Trump about the role of first lady, their time in the White House and the issues important to them.


🎧 Did you know this series is available as a podcast too? Catch up on recent episodes featuring Lady Bird Johnson, Betty Ford and Rosalynn Carter.



Craig Shirley, 
April 1945: The Hinge of History

Watch it: 10 am, 1 pm & 10 pm ET


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Historian Craig Shirley looks at the events of April 1945, which included the final days of World War II in Europe, the deaths of President Franklin Roosevelt and Adolf Hitler, and America's continued war effort.


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“For all intents and purposes, (FDR) was not just president of (the United States) during World War II; he was president of the world. ... He was running a global war. He was kind of the varsity operator, and Churchill and Stalin were somewhat junior varsity.”



Also on the C-SPAN Networks


Coming up Sunday on C-SPAN: If Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson is confirmed by the Senate, the U.S. will have the most diverse Supreme Court in history. University of Tennessee law professor Benjamin Barton, author of The Credentialed Court, argues that while this is true on the surface, a closer look suggests that there is a "radical similarity" among the justices — especially when considering their educational and career paths after graduating high school. He has spent the past 12 years studying the backgrounds of Supreme Court justices throughout history and says that the justices today come from more elite circles and have much narrower experiences than their predecessors did, leading to a kind of group-think that is often overlooked when examining the court. Tune in at 8 pm ET Sunday on C-SPAN.



New from C-SPAN Podcasts


During his 40 years in the political science department at the University of Chicago, John Mearsheimer has not avoided controversy. His article and subsequent book about the Israel lobby, for example, written with Harvard University's Stephen Walt, caused a stir in 2006 and 2007. More recently, The New Yorker ran a headline that read: "Why John Mearsheimer Blames the U.S. for the Crisis in Ukraine." We asked Professor Mearsheimer to explain that and talked to him about being a realist, his military service and his time in academia. Listen now on Booknotes+.

The Weekly
You likely are familiar with Ukraine President Zelensky. But what about Ukraine's ambassador to the United Nations, Sergiy Kyslytsya? Since Russia's invasion of Ukraine began, Ambassador Kyslytsya has been slashing at the Russian delegation with biting language you normally don't hear from a diplomat. Hear some of his remarks in the latest episode of The Weekly.

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