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American History TV — Saturdays on C-SPAN2

AUGUST 27, 2022 



150-Year History of Yellowstone National Park

Watch: 10 am/pm ET Saturday


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Former horse ranger Bob Richard speaks at The Buffalo Bill Center of the West about Yellowstone National Park's 150-year history. As a third-generation Wyoming native, Richard has led tours in the region for nearly 40 years. 


"I enjoyed the job of visiting with people and Lon Garrison [first superintendent] did too. Every other week he would say, 'Bob, I'm going to meet you at Old Faithful or Canyon.' As we were riding through the campgrounds or around Old Faithful busy with people, he looked at me and said, 'You've got the best job in the park' and I agreed with him."

—Bob Richard on being a horse ranger



David Eisenhower on Ike's Leadership

On the Presidency

Watch: 2 pm ET Saturday


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President Dwight Eisenhower's grandson, David, talked about Ike's leadership in the military and as president. He says, "I think the leadership lesson is that leaders don't ask others to do things that they are unwilling or unable to do themselves, and that's what I took away from him." Mr. Eisenhower is the author of "Going Home to Glory: A Memoir of Life with Dwight D. Eisenhower, 1961-1969."


 Check out the 4 most recent programs of David Eisenhower from C-SPAN's
video archive.




Also on AHTV Saturday



Korean War Veterans Memorial Remembrance Wall

A Wall of Remembrance dedication ceremony was held on July 27, 2022, in Washington, D.C., honoring more than 36,000 Americans and over 7,100 Koreans who died contributing to the war effort. Tune in at 3:30 pm ET Saturday

Linda Hirshman, "The Color of Abolition"

Author Linda Hirshman talks about the pre-Civil War relationship among abolitionists: Frederick Douglass, William Lloyd Garrison, and Maria Weston Chapman. In "The Color of Abolition," Hirshman analyzes the dynamics between Douglass and Chapman that led to his departure from the Liberty Party. Watch at 9 pm ET Saturday



What happened this week in history?


August 24, 1814: During the War of 1812, British troops entered Washington, D.C., and set the capital city ablaze. The British burned the White House and U.S. Capitol Building. The damage was so extensive that federal officials considered relocating the federal government out of Washington.
August 24, 1932: Amelia Earhart landed at Newark Airport in New Jersey nearly 19 hours after taking off from Los Angeles. In doing so, Earhart became the first woman to make a solo non-stop transcontinental flight.
August 26, 1968: During the height of the Vietnam War and amid inflamed racial tensions in America, the Democratic National Convention began in Chicago. While Hubert Humphrey was nominated to lead the Democratic ticket, protestors clashed with police in the streets.
August 28, 1963: The March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom took place in the nation's capital. An estimated 200,000 participants turned out to protest high black unemployment, segregation, and human rights. Civil rights leader Bayard Rustin and staff organized the march which was the setting for Martin Luther King's "I Have a Dream" speech.




Coming up Sunday on C-SPAN


This month, we'll showcase some of the best of Q&A. This weekIn “Spies, Lies and Algorithms,” author Amy Zegart examines the history and growth of U.S. espionage through decades of research and interviews with current and former intelligence officials. Zegart also explains how the impact of technology is influencing new threats and opportunities from powerful countries.

Are U.S. intelligence agencies prepared for espionage threats facing the United States from China, Russia, Iran, and North Korea? Find out more during our conversation with Amy Zegart.

 Tune in at 8 pm ET Sunday on C-SPAN





Featured C-SPAN Podcasts


The Weekly

As we bid farewell to British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, The Weekly podcast joins him at the movies. “The Terminator,” “The Godfather,” “Star Wars,” “Scarface,” and other American classics all come to mind when we think of his ability to mix policy and politics with references to American cinema. Listen now on The Weekly

Lectures in History

Johnson County Community College Professor Tai Edwards taught a class about the expansion of the United States during the Spanish-American War and the acquisition of Hawaii. She examined the goals of the U.S. in gaining new territory and the debates at the time about having an overseas empire. Tune in now on Lectures in History

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