Friday, July 15, 2022




American History TV — Saturdays on C-SPAN2




Michael Burlingame, "The Black Man's President" on The Presidency

Watch: 2 pm ET Saturday


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Historian Michael Burlingame talked about President Abraham Lincoln's relationships with African Americans, and the evolution of his ideas about race and equality in a democracy.


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Comparing the Work of Economists Keynes, Hayek, & Friedman on Lectures in History  

Watch: 8 pm and 11 pm ET Saturday


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University of California Santa Barbara economics professor Lanny Ebenstein taught a class comparing the work of John Maynard Keynes, Friedrich Hayek, and Milton Friedman. He drew on examples from capitalistic and socialist economies and argued that while all three 20th century economists were important, Friedrich Hayek was the most impactful.


"Today we tend to think of a socialist as someone like Bernie Sanders . . . That really wasn't Hayek's definition of government . . . What he meant by socialism was the type of economic system that existed in the Soviet Union, where government ran the whole economy and made all of the economic decisions."

- LANNY EBENSTEIN on economist Friedrich Hayek



Also on AHTV Saturday


Lorien Foote, "Rites of Retaliation"

Lorien Foote, historian and author of "Rites of Retaliation: Civilization, Soldiers, and Campaigns in the American Civil War," talked about how both sides accused the other of being uncivilized and employing retaliatory tactics. Tune in at 9 am and 12 pm ET Saturday.

Latter-day Saints Migration in the 1800s

In 1838, the Missouri governor issued an executive order forcing thousands of members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to flee West. Brigham Young University professor Fred Woods talked about their journey to Salt Lake City, Utah. This program was hosted by the Kansas City Public Library in Missouri. Tune in at 10 am, 1 pm and 10 pm ET Saturday.




What happened this week in history? 


July 11, 1952: General Dwight Eisenhower accepted the Republican presidential nomination.

July 14, 1948: President Harry Truman accepted the Democratic party nomination.

July 15, 1979: President Jimmy Carter addressed the nation and expressed concern that American democracy was threatened by a “crisis of confidence."

July 16, 1790: Congress declared the newly designated federal "District of Columbia" to be the capital of the United States.


Coming up Sunday on C-SPAN


Sunday on Q&AData journalist Elliott Morris, U.S. correspondent for "The Economist," discusses the history of public opinion polling in the United States going back to the 19th century and the development and use of polling since then. He also talks about the accuracy of polls today and the often-criticized predictions made by forecasters during the 2016 and 2020 presidential elections. Tune in at 8 pm ET Sunday on C-SPAN. 




New from C-SPAN Podcasts


Presidential Recordings

Season 2: President Richard M. Nixon

Interested in secretly recorded phone conversations and peeking into the behind-the-scenes of the Nixon administration? Check the latest episode of Presidential Recordings Podcast.
Episode 4 focuses on the 1972 election night. Listen to conversations between President Richard Nixon and White House Special Counsel Charles Colson, White House Chief of Staff Bob Haldeman, New York Republican Governor Nelson Rockefeller, and Republican presidential strategist Harry Dent.
As a bonus, hear portions of President Nixon's victory speech and Democratic nominee George McGovern's concession address. Listen now on Season 2 of Presidential Recordings.

The Weekly

President Biden recently proposed a gas tax holiday. One politician who has dismissed the idea of a gas tax holiday: his former boss, Barack Obama. In this episode of C-SPAN's "The Weekly," we return to the 2008 presidential campaign when John McCain proposed a gas tax holiday and Obama called it "a gimmick." Listen now on The Weekly.

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