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Former President Barack Obama
has been out of office for six years, how is his administration
We’ll look at Obama's post-presidency with political and presidential
scholars at the University of Virginia’s Miller Center.
Also on AHTV Saturday
Oral Histories: Vietnam War Nurse Virginia Lee Dornheggen Virginia
Lee Dornheggen recounts her time as a U.S. Army nurse
during the Vietnam War. Dornheggen describes injuries she treated,
the night the hospital came under fire, and the job's impact on her
video is courtesy of the Veterans History Project and Atlanta History
Center's Kenan Research Center.
January 16, 1919 - The 18th Amendment: The
"manufacture, sale, or transportation of intoxicating
liquors" was prohibited with the ratification of the 18th
amendment. Prohibition ended with the passage of the
21st Amendment in 1933.
27, 1967 - Apollo 1 Launchpad Fire: Gus Grissom, Ed White,
and Roger Chaffee entered Apollo 1 for what was supposed to be a
launch rehearsal. A flash fire erupted inside the command module at
6:31 pm, claiming the lives of the three astronauts.
28, 1986 - Challenger Disaster: Space shuttle
Challenger launched from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. A fiery
explosion destroyed the shuttle 73 seconds into the flight. All seven
crew members perished.
30, 1968 - The Tet Offensive: North Vietnamese
forces launched a coordinated attack across South Vietnam known as
the Tet Offensive. The U.S. repelled the assault at the cost of heavy
losses in both men and public support for the ongoing war.
Coming up Sunday on C-SPAN
on Q&A: On
August 24, 1955, 14-year-old Emmett Till visited
Bryant's Grocery and Meat Market in Mississippi, where the white
store clerk, Carolyn Bryant accused him of flirting
Emmett Till's 16-year-old cousin from Chicago, Rev. Wheeler
Parker Jr. was with him when the incident
Rev. Parker joins us to talk about what happened to Emmett Till and
his efforts to get justice for his late cousin.
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