Friday, May 27, 2022




American History TV — Saturdays on C-SPAN2

May 28, 2022

                     FULL SCHEDULE



Ulysses Grant Bicentennial   
on The Presidency

Watch: 2 pm ET Saturday


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Tune in for a three-event special commemorating the bicentennial of President Ulysses Grant's 1822 birth.

One of those events: The Grant Monument Association hosted a dinner featuring Grant biographers Ronald Chernow and Ronald White. They were interviewed by retired U.S. Army General David Petraeus.



"Civil War Legacy in the South"      
on Lectures in History  

Watch: 8 pm and 11 pm ET Saturday



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University of Alabama professor Lesley Gordon taught a class about the Reconstruction Era South and the "Lost Cause" myth. She hosted a thought-provoking Q&A with students about how "states' rights" were commonly cited as a cause for the Civil War and also took a deeper look into the legacy of Confederate statues.


"There's a heavy religious element that also comes in this first phase of feeling like they're being punished."  LESLEY GORDON on the "Lost Cause"



Also on the C-SPAN Networks


This weekend on Q&AOn Memorial Day weekend, journalist Elizabeth Becker, author of "You Don't Belong Here," tells the story of three courageous women who made their mark in history. Australian correspondent Kate Webb, French photographer Catherine Leroy and American intellectual Frances FitzGerald, all reported on the Vietnam War during a time when covering wars was a male-dominated profession.

Ms. Becker also discusses her own reporting from Cambodia during the final years of the war. Her book, "You Don’t Belong Here" was recently awarded the 2022 Goldsmith Book Prize by Harvard University's Shorenstein Center.
Tune in at 8 pm ET Sunday on C-SPAN.





New from C-SPAN Podcasts



Born and raised in France, University of Virginia Professor Olivier Zunz has just published his newest book on fellow Frenchman, Alexis de Tocqueville, titled "The Man Who Understood Democracy."

Zunz has been a professor of history at the University of Virginia since 1979 and received his Ph.D. from Pantheon Sorbonne University in Paris in 1977. His newly published book reflects on the life and legacy of French aristocrat and political philosopher Alexis de Tocqueville, who at the age of 25, traveled throughout the United States for nine months and recorded his experiences in the well-known 1835 book "Democracy in America." Listen now on Booknotes+.

The Weekly

Imagine getting booed by war veterans, when making a speech at a war memorial, on Memorial Day? In this episode of C-SPAN's podcast The Weekly we remember the rough reaction President Bill Clinton faced when he spoke at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in 1993.

Clinton was the first president to visit the Vietnam Veterans Memorial on Memorial Day. However, he was met with boos and catcalls from war veterans who weren't forgiving his avoidance of the draft and anti-war positions that he held as a student. Listen now on The Weekly.

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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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