Friday, June 24, 2022




American History TV — Saturdays on C-SPAN2

JUNE 25, 2022 

                   FULL SCHEDULE



Martin Luther King, Jr., Robert Kennedy & Civil Rights
on Lectures in History

Watch: 8 am, 11 am, 8 pm and 11 pm ET Saturday


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University of South Carolina professor Patricia Sullivan taught a class about the 1960s Civil Rights movement and the involvement of Martin Luther King, Jr. and Robert F. Kennedy. She described the racial unrest that took place in urban areas such as Watts and Detroit and the subsequent creation of the Kerner Commission—a national advisory commission on civil disorders.



Presidential Succession Act of 1947
on The Presidency

Watch: 2 pm ET Saturday


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Harry Truman signed the Presidential Succession Act of 1947 after Franklin Roosevelt's death elevated him to the presidency. How has the succession plan fared since then – through presidential illness and assassination attempts? Fordham University School of Law convened a panel of scholars to discuss the question.


"What happens if others down the line of succession are impaired as well - like with a pandemic [or] with a very serious mass casualty event involving chemical or nuclear weapons?"

- ROSE McDERMOTT on the Presidential Succession Act of 1947


Also on AHTV Saturday 


Supreme Court Nominees on Roe v. Wade 

On Friday, June 24, 2022, the the1973 Roe v. Wade case was overturned by the Supreme Court's Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization decision. With abortion rights being one of the most widely debated topics in the country, American History TV looks back to hear what the nine justices who currently sit on the Supreme Court had to say about the issue during their confirmation hearings.

The President—June 1968 on Reel America

This White House Naval Photographic Unit film presents the activities of President Lyndon B. Johnson in June 1968. It covers Senator Robert F. Kennedy’s assassination and LBJ’s push for tighter gun regulations. Additional topics include the Vietnam War peace talks, a nuclear non-proliferation treaty with the Soviets, and Supreme Court Chief Justice Earl Warren’s retirement announcement.



What happened this week in history? 

June 22, 1969: An oil slick on the Cuyahoga River in Cleveland, Ohio, caught fire and helped spark the environmental movement.


Something Fun: This year's Fan Favorite and 2nd Prize StudentCam Winning video, "Dream of Clean Water" is about the Cuyahoga River fire and the 1972 Clean Water Act.


June 24, 1997: The U.S. Air Force published a report on the so-called 1947 Roswell UFO incident in the New Mexico desert.
June 25, 1876: The Battle of the Little Bighorn was fought between American Indian and U.S. cavalry forces under George Armstrong Custer.
June 25, 1950: The Korean War began when North Korean forces crossed the 38th parallel. The war lasted until July 27, 1953.


Also on the C-SPAN Networks


Coming up Sunday on Q&AUniversity of Michigan musicology and American culture professor Mark Clague discusses his book, O Say Can You Hear?, about the history and cultural impact of the Star-Spangled Banner, written by Francis Scott Key in 1814.

He talks about how it became the U.S. national anthem, its widespread use today at sporting events, and renditions of the song performed by Jimi Hendrix, Whitney Houston, Roseanne Barr and others. Tune in at 8 pm ET Sunday on C-SPAN. 

He talks about how it became the U.S. national anthem, its widespread use today at sporting events, and renditions of the song performed by Jimi Hendrix, Whitney Houston, Roseanne Barr and others. Tune in at 8 pm ET Sunday on C-SPAN. 



New from C-SPAN Podcasts


Lectures in History

American University professor Joseph Campbell taught a class about the 1972 Watergate scandal and, what he calls, “the myth of heroic journalism.” He argued that the unraveling of the Watergate scandal was done by Congress and multiple federal agencies and that Richard Nixon’s presidency was not brought down solely by the Washington Post’s reporting. Listen now on Lectures in History.

The Weekly

A True Crime thriller: Who was Deep Throat? That was the mystery that swirled around media and political circles for decades. In this episode of The Weekly, we remember all of the speculation, guesses, and flat-out finger-pointing over who was the Washington Post's secret Watergate source. 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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