Friday, April 1, 2022




American History TV — Saturdays on C-SPAN2




First Ladies in Their Own Words: Hillary Clinton   
on The Presidency

Watch it: 2 pm ET Saturday


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This week on First Ladies in Their Own Words, hear from Hillary Clinton. In this weekly series airing Saturdays through the end of the month, 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.


🎧 This series is also available as a podcast. Listen here.



1918-19 Influenza Pandemic & Lessons for COVID-19

Watch it: 9:15 am, 12:15 pm & 9:15 pm ET Saturday


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Christopher McKnight Nichols looks back to the 1918-19 influenza pandemic for lessons as 2022 America continues to confront COVID-19. Pandemic fatigue, virus surges, rising infections and new protective mandates were all experienced a century ago.


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“One of the things that I think is most interesting in this moment ... is that Woodrow Wilson never spoke publicly about the flu pandemic. He was much more concerned about World War I.”



Also on the C-SPAN Networks


Coming up Sunday on C-SPAN: In his will, Benjamin Franklin left 1,000 pounds sterling each to the cities of Boston and Philadelphia. The money was to be loaned out, in small increments and at low interest rates, to tradesmen who wanted to start their own businesses. Franklin estimated that even with a small rate of return, the trust fund would grow over the years and both cities would end up with large windfalls by the end of the 20th century. University of Pittsburgh professor Michael Meyer, author of Benjamin Franklin's Last Bet, discusses Franklin's microlending scheme and assesses its legacy. Tune in at 8 pm ET Sunday on C-SPAN.


New from C-SPAN Podcasts


Jeffrey Hooke, author of The Myth of Private Equity, joins Booknotes+ to offer some help in understanding the world of investment and finance. Mr. Hooke is a senior lecturer at Johns Hopkins Business School and has spent all of his adult life in and around money. Listen now on Booknotes+.

The Weekly
President Biden recently said he thinks Russian President Vladimir Putin is a war criminal. It's not the first time he's called a foreign leader a war criminal. The latest episode of The Weekly looks back to the mid-1990s and the war in Bosnia. Then-Senator Biden met with Slobodan Milosevic. Out of that meeting came a story Biden would repeatedly tell — how, to his face, he called the Serb leader a "damn war criminal." Listen now on The Weekly.

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