Friday, September 16, 2022

Coming up on AHTV this weekend:



American History TV — Saturdays on C-SPAN2


Presidential Sites and Slavery
on the Presidency

Watch: 9:30 am/pm ET Saturday


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Sara Bon-Harper, director of president James Monroe's Highland Estate and director Andrew Davenport of President Thomas Jefferson's Monticello discuss both presidents as slave owners and how these historic sites are telling that story. Curator Mary Elliott of the Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History and Culture also joined the discussion. 


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Amelia Earhart Statue Dedication

Watch: 7:20 pm ET Saturday


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The statue of pioneer aviator Amelia Earhart joins other sculptures of American historical figures in the U.S. Capitol's National Statuary Hall Collection.

Amelia Earhart set many records as the first woman to cross the Atlantic Ocean solo and the first person to fly from Hawaii to the U.S. mainland. She will represent her home state of Kansas in Statuary Hall. 


Also on AHTV Saturday



The Civil War Battle of Antietam: Lincoln and Emancipation

Gettysburg National Military Park's former Civil War historian Scott Hartwig explored the events leading up to the September 1862 Battle of Antietam and Abraham Lincoln's announcement of the preliminary Emancipation Proclamation following the battle.   Tune in at 2 pm ET Saturday

Ethan Carr and Rolf Diamant's "Olmsted and Yosemite"
Co-authors Ethan Carr and Rolf Diamant discuss architect Frederick Law Olmsted's time in the West and his campaign to preserve Yosemite National Park, making it accessible to all Americans.  Watch at 6 pm ET Saturday


What happened this week in history?



September 12, 1962: During President John F. Kennedy's speech at Rice University in Texas, he challenged America to land on the moon by the end of the decade.
September 14, 1814: Francis Scott Key wrote the lyrics to the Star Spangled Banner. He was inspired to write the poem after waking to the United States' flag still billowing over Fort McHenry following a night of heavy bombardment during the 1812 War.
September 15, 1963: In Birmingham, Alabama, White segregationists bombed the Sixteenth Street Baptist Church. Four African American young girls lost their lives in the attack.
September 17, 1787: Constitution Day, thirty-nine delegates of the Constitutional Convention signed the U.S. Constitution. It was a departure from the Articles of Confederation that was in effect for the previous six years. The Constitution was later ratified on June 21,1788.



Coming up Sunday on C-SPAN


This week on Q&A: Professor Hal Brands of the John Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies argues that the competition between the U.S. and China will reach its most dangerous point during this decade.

He discusses China's strategy for achieving global dominance and what the U.S. and other global powers are doing or should be doing to counter it that attempt.

 Tune in at 8 pm ET Sunday on C-SPAN


Featured C-SPAN Podcasts


The Weekly

On May 16, 1991, Queen Elizabeth made Congress laugh.

Even though many British prime ministers have addressed the Joint Meetings of Congress over the decades, this was the first and still only time a British monarch has had the honor.

To mark the Queen's passing, this special British-focused episode of C-SPAN's "The Weekly"  revisits those moments reflecting the Gulf War victory combined with the opening joke that brought down the House of Representatives.

With special guest appearances by John Major, Tony Blair, and Christopher Hitchens.   Listen now on The Weekly

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