Friday, October 14, 2022

Coming up on AHTV this weekend:



American History TV — Saturdays on C-SPAN2

OCTOBER 15, 2022 




American Churches During World War I

On Lectures in History 

Watch: 8:00 am/pm and 11:00 am/pm ET Saturday


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Richard Gamble, a professor at Hillsdale College in Michigan, teaches a class on American churches and religion during World War I. He discusses how American pastors, ministers, and rabbis spoke about the Great War before and after the U.S. entered the conflict.

This lecture was part of a course titled "The U.S. from the Great War to the Cold War."


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  Martha Washington's Papers 

on The Presidency

Watch: 9:30 am/pm ET Saturday


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Flora Fraser, a historical biographer and author of "The Washingtons," joins Kathryn Gehred, historian and research editor of "The Papers of George Washington" for the 2022 Annual Martha Washington Lecture at Mount Vernon. They discuss Martha Washington's surviving correspondence with friends and family – she destroyed most of her letters to and from President George Washington. 


Also on AHTV Saturday



Nancy Davis, "The Chinese Lady"
Former Smithsonian curator Nancy Davis tells the story of Afong Moy, the first known Chinese woman to immigrate to America. Brought to the U.S. by traders Nathaniel and Frederick Crane, Foy was exhibited as a promotional curiosity to help sell large quantities of Chinese wares in America. She traveled across the nation and was the first Chinese guest to visit the White House where she met President Andrew Jackson.

Davis sheds light on the many mysteries of Afong Moy's life.


Tune in at 3:10 pm ET Saturday


African American Historical Sites

Brent Leggs, executive director of the African American Cultural Heritage Action Fund and senior vice president of the National Trust, discusses his work to raise money and awareness for African American historical sites.

Watch at 5:20 pm ET Saturday



What happened this week in history?




October 16, 1859: Abolitionist John Brown and allies raided Harpers Ferry in the hopes of a slave revolt. After seizing the U.S. armory in West Virginia, John Brown and his team hunkered down for two days until military forces led by U.S. Army Colonel Robert E. Lee killed and captured the surviving rebels. John Brown was later tried in court and hung in December of the same year.

October 16, 1962: The world watched as the United States and the Soviet Union faced the threat of nuclear war. The Cuban Missile Crisis began when the U.S. discovered nuclear missile sites under construction in Cuba. For 13 days, President John F. Kennedy and his administration navigated the confrontation with Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev and the Soviet military.

The U.S. military set up a naval blockade and President John F. Kennedy warned that an attack on the Western hemisphere would be met with a full retaliation. After tense negotiations, a diplomatic resolution was reached, and the Soviets agreed to dismantle the arsenal in Cuba.



Coming up Sunday on C-SPAN


This week on Q&A: Margaret Burnham, author and project director of the Civil Rights and Restorative Justice Project at Northeastern University, discusses the racial violence experienced by Blacks in the South and the Jim Crow legal system that supported it.

Professor Burnham and colleagues at Northeastern have a database of 1,000 cases of Blacks being murdered during this period in which the perpetrators were never brought to justice.

Tune in at 8 pm ET Sunday on C-SPAN




Featured C-SPAN Podcasts


The Weekly

Last week, "The Weekly" revisited the 10 most memorable moments from Senate, House, Governor, and Mayoral debates. This week, we will take a look at the top 10 moments of moderators. Listen now on The Weekly


Presidential Recordings

It has been 60 years since the Cuban Missile Crisis that rocked the presidency of John F. Kennedy and brought the world close to a nuclear war.

C-SPAN's Presidential Recordings dives into those 13 days in October, with a bonus episode featuring calls between President John F. Kennedy and his senior advisers, press conferences, and Oval Office addresses.

Plus, hear historical context from Barbara Perry, the director for presidential studies of the Miller Center at the University of Virginia. Listen now on Presidential Recordings

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