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American History TV will be live from West Lafayette, Indiana, as
we cover the American Political History Conference at
Purdue University. Historians from across the country will discuss a
variety of topics including energy politics, presidential
scandals and constitutional history. In addition, authors of
recently published books about urban politics will join us to talk
about their work on the history of redlining, gentrification and
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Congress, Nixon & the Environmental
Bob Bostock is a former
chief speechwriter to Christine Todd Whitman,
the Environmental Protection Agency's Administrator under George
W. Bush. He joins us to talk about the EPA's origins and the
environmental politics and policies of the 1970s – including the Clean
Air Act signed by President Nixonon December
"The bill passed
again by a huge bipartisan majority. It's almost unfathomable. I
don't think you get majorities that big on naming post
—BOB BOSTOCKon the Clean Air Act signed by
What happened this week in history?
5, 2004: Ronald
Reagan, the 40th president of the United States, died at the age of
6, 1944: Allied
forces carried out Operation Overlord, commonly known as D-Day, and
stormed the beaches of Normandy, France.
7, 1942: The
Battle of Midway in the Pacific ended. A major naval victory over
Japanese forces, it took place six months after the attack on Pearl
7, 1939: King
George VI and Queen Elizabeth of Great Britain visit the U.S. - the
first British king to do so.
Also on the C-SPAN Networks
Sunday on Q&A: This week we look at two space-related
stories in the news recently: the release of an image of Sagittarius A
star, a supermassive black hole at the center of the Milky Way, and the
progress made by NASA's Perseverance Rover in its search for life on
Mars. We are joined by two guests, Barnard College astrophysicist and
author Janna Levin and University of Southampton
geochemistry professor Jessica Whiteside. Tune
in at 8 pm ET Sunday on C-SPAN.
New from C-SPAN Podcasts
Any follower of C-SPAN knows the name Harold Holzer, a
lifelong aficionado and chronicler of Abraham Lincoln. He has either
written or edited fifty-four books on America's 16th president.
President Lincoln has been Mr. Holzer's avocation over these many years
while he maintained full-time work and responsibilities for 23 of those
years as senior vice president for public affairs at the Metropolitan
Museum of Art in New York City. He currently serves as director of
Hunter College's Roosevelt House Public Policy Institute.
Recently, he talked about his favorite pastime, Mr. Lincoln, before an
audience at Purdue University. Students were able to ask many questions
about Abraham Lincoln and how the media has treated some of the other
45 presidents in our country's history. Listen
now on Booknotes+.
It seems that Roe v.
Wade is always in the news, always a part of the political debate. It's
been that way for nearly 50 years since the Supreme Court decided the
landmark case back in 1973, with Justice Harry Blackmun writing
the opinion that legalized abortion.
In this episode of C-SPAN's The Weekly we look back
at Justice Blackmun, what he said about his legacy being forever
associated with that famous opinion ... and the big prediction he
flat out got wrong. Listen
now on The Weekly.
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