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4:00 am PT Approx. 47 min. LIVE Open Phones Telephone lines were open for comments on the question, “As a voter, how do you describe ... Telephone lines were open for comments on the question, “As a voter, how do you describe yourself?” 2:59 am PT Approx. 1 hr. 10 min. Book Discussion on The Crusader: The Life and Tumultuous Times of Pat Buchanan ; In his book Timothy Stanley recounts the personal life and political career of Pat ... In his book Timothy Stanley recounts the personal life and political career of Pat Buchanan. Mr. Stanley recalls Mr. Buchanan’s childhood in Washington, D.C., his work in the Nixon and Reagan adminstrations, and his own presidential aspirations, which consisted of three presidential campaigns. Mr. Stanley discussed his book with Pat Buchanan at Politics & Prose Bookstore in Washington, D.C. They also responded to questions from members of the audience. 3:59 am PT Approx. 58 min. Q&A with David McCullough ; David McCullough was interviewed about his life and work as an historian and author of many ... David McCullough was interviewed about his life and work as an historian and author of many publications including his most recent book, 1776, published by Simon and Schuster. 

The interview took place at Montpelier, the General Henry Knox Museum. Mr. McCullough discussed the importance of General Knox during the Revolutionary War. He also commented on attitudes toward education, success, technology, change, and history.
4:48 am PT Approx. 42 min. LIVE Peter Coy on U.S. Federal Debt ; Peter Coy talked about his recent Bloomberg Businessweek cover story entitled “Why The Debt ... Peter Coy talked about his recent Bloomberg Businessweek cover story entitled “Why The Debt Crisis is Even Worse Than You Think.” Topics included U.S. growing debt, the need for spending cuts and revenue increases, and Social Security and Medicare reform. He also responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. 4:10 am PT Approx. 3 min. Arkansas History-Sidney Wallace Steven Teske talked about his book Unvarnished Arkansas: The Naked Truth About Nine Famous ... Steven Teske talked about his book Unvarnished Arkansas: The Naked Truth About Nine Famous Arkansans. The author told the uncommon, colorful, and unknown stories of nine Arkansans, who while not famous, helped tell the story of the state. This segment focused on Sidney Wallace.
C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles (LCVs) made a stop in their “2012 LCV Cities Tour” in Little Rock, Arkansas, on March 5-8 to feature the history and literary life of the community. Working with the Comcast local cable affiliate, they visited literary and historic sites where local historians, authors, and civic leaders were interviewed. The history segments air on American History TV (AHTV) on C-SPAN3 and the literary events/non-fiction author segments air on BookTV on C-SPAN2.
5:00 am PT Approx. 30 min. Reagan Assassination Attempt Del Quentin Wilber, author of Rawhide Down: The Near Assassination of Ronald Reagan, ... Del Quentin Wilber, author of Rawhide Down: The Near Assassination of Ronald Reagan, recreated the afternoon of March 30, 1981. On that day, John Hinckley, Jr., fired six bullets at President Reagan, who had just completed a speech to the AFL-CIO at the Washington Hilton. He used archival photographs and video, recently declassified audio from the U.S. Secret Service, and he followed the route of the presidential motorcade from the hotel to the George Washington University Hospital. He discussed President Reagan’s reactions, his recovery, and its effect on his presidency as well as on the Secret Service.
5:34 am PT Approx. 41 min. LIVE Stand Your Ground Laws ; ; In light of the shooting of Florida teen Trayvon Martin, John Velleco and John Lowy talked about ... In light of the shooting of Florida teen Trayvon Martin, John Velleco and John Lowy talked about “stand your ground” laws that exist in states across the country. Topics included the track record of such laws, their impact on gun-related violence, and if such laws need to be reformed or revisited. They also responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. 4:15 am PT Approx. 1 hr. Book Discussion on The Wizard of Lies ; Diana Henriques talked about her book The Wizard of Lies: Bernie Madoff and the Death of ... Diana Henriques talked about her book The Wizard of Lies: Bernie Madoff and the Death of Trust. She was interviewed by Jill Jorden Spitz and responded to questions from members of the audience.
“The Wizard of Lies - Bernie Madoff and the Death of Trust” was a program at the 4th annual Tucson Festival of Books in the Gallagher Theater of the Student Union on the campus of the University of Arizona.
5:31 am PT Approx. 1 hr. 27 min. First Among Equals: George Washington and the American Presidency To mark George Washington’s birthday, the American Enterprise Institute hosted a gathering ... To mark George Washington’s birthday, the American Enterprise Institute hosted a gathering of political thinkers to consider the presidency and legacy of our nation’s first chief executive. Among the topics discussed are Washington’s Farewell Address and the many precedents he set for his successors, including what many historians consider to be his most lasting legacy - his decision to relinquish power after only two terms in office. This program is 90 minutes.
6:18 am PT Approx. 40 min. LIVE Marc Lynch on the Syria and the Middle East ; Marc Lynch talked about the uprisings in Syria. Topics included the international response, ... Marc Lynch talked about the uprisings in Syria. Topics included the international response, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s trip to Saudi Arabia, and the 60-nation gathering of the “Friends of the Syrian People” in Istanbul, Turkey. He also responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. 5:16 am PT Approx. 9 min. Book Discussion on Waiting for the Cemetery Vote: The Fight to Stop Election Fraud in Arkansas Ernie Dumas talked about his book Waiting for the Cemetery Vote: The Fight to Stop Election ... Ernie Dumas talked about his book Waiting for the Cemetery Vote: The Fight to Stop Election Fraud in Arkansas which chronicles endemic problems from the nineteenth century up until the 1970s when citizens banded together to fight a system that corrupt officials has perpetuated for years.
C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles (LCVs) made a stop in their “2012 LCV Cities Tour” in Little Rock, Arkansas, on March 5-8 to feature the history and literary life of the community. Working with the Comcast local cable affiliate, they visited literary and historic sites where local historians, authors, and civic leaders were interviewed. The history segments air on American History TV (AHTV) on C-SPAN3 and the literary events/non-fiction author segments air on BookTV on C-SPAN2.
6:59 am PT Approx. 44 min. Reading of President George Washington's Farewell Address Senator Shaheen (D-NH) read George Washington’s 1796 Farewell Address. The reading is ... Senator Shaheen (D-NH) read George Washington’s 1796 Farewell Address. The reading is done annually in the Senate.
7:02 am PT Approx. 32 min. Newsmakers with Jim Jordan Republican Study Committee Chair Jim Jordan (R-OH) talked about the reasons he supports House ... Republican Study Committee Chair Jim Jordan (R-OH) talked about the reasons he supports House Budget Committee Chair Paul Ryan’s fiscal year 2013 budget plan, which was passed by the House earlier in the week. Representative Jordan also discussed other Speaker Boehner’s performance as leader, budget politics, and the 2012 elections. 5:26 am PT Approx. 2 min. Arkansas History-Charlie McDermott Steven Teske talked about his book Unvarnished Arkansas: The Naked Truth About Nine Famous ... Steven Teske talked about his book Unvarnished Arkansas: The Naked Truth About Nine Famous Arkansans. The author told the uncommon, colorful, and unknown stories of nine Arkansans, who while not famous, helped tell the story of the state. This segment focused on Charlie McDermott.
C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles (LCVs) made a stop in their “2012 LCV Cities Tour” in Little Rock, Arkansas, on March 5-8 to feature the history and literary life of the community. Working with the Comcast local cable affiliate, they visited literary and historic sites where local historians, authors, and civic leaders were interviewed. The history segments air on American History TV (AHTV) on C-SPAN3 and the literary events/non-fiction author segments air on BookTV on C-SPAN2.
7:45 am PT Approx. 8 min. Urban Slavery in Arkansas American History TV explored the Historic Arkansas Museum to see a neighborhood from the time ... American History TV explored the Historic Arkansas Museum to see a neighborhood from the time period leading up to the Civil War and to learn about urban slavery in the south and how it differed from slavery practices on plantations. 
C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles (LCVs) made a stop in their “2012 LCV Cities Tour” in Little Rock, Arkansas, on March 5-8 to feature the history and literary life of the community. Working with the Comcast local cable affiliate, they visited literary and historic sites where local historians, authors, and civic leaders were interviewed. The history segments air on American History TV (AHTV) on C-SPAN3 and the literary events/non-fiction author segments air on BookTV on C-SPAN2.
7:34 am PT Approx. 2 hr. Supreme Court Health Care Law Oral Argument, Day 2 The Supreme Court heard oral arguments on the second of the four cases challenging the 2010 health ... The Supreme Court heard oral arguments on the second of the four cases challenging the 2010 health care law law. The case, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services v. Florida, focused on the constitutionality of the individual mandate provision of the Affordable Care Act which required that citizens purchase health care coverage by 2014 or face a financial penalty.
The Court heard a total of 6 hours of argument over March 26, 27, and 28, 2012.
5:29 am PT Approx. 2 hr. 13 min. Book Discussion on Space Chronicles ; Neil deGrasse Tyson talked about the history and future of NASA and the U.S. space ... Neil deGrasse Tyson talked about the history and future of NASA and the U.S. space program. He argued that the exploration of space benefits Americans more than they may think. He responded to questions from members of the audience at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City.  7:54 am PT Approx. 5 min. Clara Barton's Missing Soldiers Office Preview Between 1861 and 1868, Clara Barton, known as the Angel of the Battlefield and founder of the ... Between 1861 and 1868, Clara Barton, known as the Angel of the Battlefield and founder of the American Red Cross, lived in a Washington, DC boarding house.  She employed twelve clerks on the third floor in her “Missing Soldiers Office,” where they received over 60,000 letters from families searching for lost sons and husbands.
In 1996, Richard Lyons, a carpenter for the General Services Administration was helping to prepare the building for demolition when he discovered an original office sign in the attic. 
American History TV visited the building on seventh street to learn about the Missing Soldiers Office, and to hear the story of Richard Lyons, who worked alone for months to save the building from demolition.
Also appearing in this program is historian Susan Rosenvold, superintendent of Clara Barton’s Missing Soldier’s Office.
9:37 am PT Approx. 33 min. Representative Paul Ryan on the Fiscal Year 2013 Federal Budget House Budget Committee Chair Paul Ryan (R-WI) talked about the fiscal year 2013 budget. He ... House Budget Committee Chair Paul Ryan (R-WI) talked about the fiscal year 2013 budget. He discussed the Defense Department budget and some of his policy ideas, and afterward answered questions from the audience. He was interviewed by Kristin Roberts.
This program was part of a National Journal discussion on the fiscal year 2013 budget that included remarks from House Budget Committee Ranking Member Chris Van Hollen and a panel discussion with economics experts.
7:43 am PT Approx. 15 min. Book Discussion on Blood in Their Eyes Author Grif Stockley talked about a little known, but devastating story in Jim Crow era ... Author Grif Stockley talked about a little known, but devastating story in Jim Crow era Arkansas. The author looked at the evidence from this event such as letters, interviews, newspaper and trial transcripts that revealed the tale of the slaughter of at least 20 African-American sharecroppers who had dared to meet and then protest unfair settlements for their cotton crops from white plantation owners.
C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles (LCVs) made a stop in their “2012 LCV Cities Tour” in Little Rock, Arkansas, on March 5-8 to feature the history and literary life of the community. Working with the Comcast local cable affiliate, they visited literary and historic sites where local historians, authors, and civic leaders were interviewed. The history segments air on American History TV (AHTV) on C-SPAN3 and the literary events/non-fiction author segments air on BookTV on C-SPAN2.
8:00 am PT Approx. 1 hr. 6 min. Civil War Battle of Pea Ridge ; Author and history professor William Shea talked about the Battle of Pea Ridge, Arkansas, which ... Author and history professor William Shea talked about the Battle of Pea Ridge, Arkansas, which was fought on March 7th and 8th, 1862. He spoke to a group at the Saline County Library in Benton, Arkansas a few days after the 150th anniversary of the battle.
10:10 am PT Approx. 46 min. Representative Chris Van Hollen on the Fiscal Year 2013 Federal Budget ; ; House Budget Committee Ranking Member Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) talked about the fiscal year 2013 ... House Budget Committee Ranking Member Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) talked about the fiscal year 2013 budget. In his remarks he said a big deficit deal would probably not be possible before the next president takes office if it includes reforming the tax code. He said popular tax provisions like the mortgage interest deduction should be up for discussion. but that the middle class must be protected from any tax reform effort. He was interviewed by Kristin Roberts.
This program was part of a National Journal discussion on the fiscal year 2013 budget that included remarks from House Budget Committee Chair Paul Ryan and a panel discussion with economics experts.
8:29 am PT Approx. 29 min. After Words with Craig Timberg ; Craig Timberg promotes the theory that Western colonial powers unwittingly sparked the AIDS ... Craig Timberg promotes the theory that Western colonial powers unwittingly sparked the AIDS epidemic in sub-Saharan Africa simply by sending people into remote regions where chimpanzees had carried the virus for millennia without it spreading to humans. Mr. Timberg also argues that Western attempts to stem the epidemic through condom distribution and abstinence campaigns are ineffective because they ignore homegrown African initiatives that focus on stemming the behaviors that spread the virus. Mr. Timberg discussed his assertions with Scott Evertz, a former director of the U.S. Office of National AIDS Policy. 9:08 am PT Approx. 51 min. John Brown and the Harper's Ferry Raid ; Next, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Tony Horwitz on the 1859 Harper’s Ferry Raid, which ... Next, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Tony Horwitz on the 1859 Harper’s Ferry Raid, which he details in his latest book Midnight Rising. Mr. Horwitz talks about the raid’s impact on the abolitionist movement and the Civil War.
This is about 50 minutes.
10:58 am PT Approx. 2 hr. 27 min. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Semiannual Report Richard Cordray outlined a number of new rules and initiatives under consideration at the new ... Richard Cordray outlined a number of new rules and initiatives under consideration at the new Consumer Financial Protection Board (CFPB). He said the CFPB would try to craft universal mortgage servicing standards based on the government’s recent settlement with large banks, with the new rules possibly released by the next January. The report indicated the CFPB had received more than 13,000 complaints over the past six months related to mortgages, credit cards and other financial products. 8:59 am PT Approx. 3 hr. In Depth with Richard Brookhiser ; Richard Brookhiser talked about his life and career. He responded to telephone calls and ... Richard Brookhiser talked about his life and career. He responded to telephone calls and electronic communications.
A video clip was shown of Mr. Brookhiser working in his home in New York City and talking about his writing process.
Richard Brookhiser is a senior editor at the National Review, where he has worked since 1977. He had a column at the New York Observer for 20 years, ending in 2007, and currently writes a column for American History. Mr. Brookhiser wrote and hosted PBS documentaries on George Washington and Alexander Hamilton. He also curated an Alexander Hamilton exhibition at the New York Historical Society in 2004-2005. Mr. Brookhiser was awarded the National Humanities Medal in 2008 and the Guggenheim Fellowship in 2011.
Richard Brookhiser is the author of 11 books: The Outside Story: How Democrats and Republican Re-Elected Reagan (1986); The Way of the WASP (1991); Founding Father: Rediscovering George Washington (1996); Rules of Civility: The 110 Precepts that Guided Our First President in War and Peace (1997); Alexander Hamilton, American (1999); America’s First Dynasty: The Adamses, 1735-1918 (2002); Gentleman Revolutionary: Gouverneur Morris, the Rake Who Wrote the Constitution (2003); What Would the Founding Fathers Do?: Our Questions, Their Answers (2006); George Washington on Leadership (2008); Right Time, Right Place: Coming of Age with William F. Buckley, Jr. and the Conservative Movement (2009); and James Madison (2011).
10:00 am PT Approx. 1 hr. 29 min. Abolitionist and Women's Rights Movements This week, Ohio State University history professor Joan Cashin looks at the Abolitionist and ... This week, Ohio State University history professor Joan Cashin looks at the Abolitionist and Women’s Rights movements and slavery in the early part of 19th century. This class is from a course on Jeffersonian and Jacksonian America. It’s an hour and a half.
1:27 pm PT Approx. 1 hr. 31 min. Supreme Court Health Care Law Oral Argument, Day 3, Severability The Supreme Court heard oral arguments on the third of the four cases challenging the 2010 health ... The Supreme Court heard oral arguments on the third of the four cases challenging the 2010 health care law. The focus of the third case, National Federation of Independent Business v. Sebelius, was severability; whether the remainder of the health care law could stand if the individual mandate provision is found unconstitutional. This argument was unusual in that the Court debated the consequences of a decision that it had not yet made.
The Court heard a total of 6 hours of argument over March 26, 27, and 28, 2012.
12:00 pm PT Approx. 1 hr. 8 min. 2012 National Book Critics Circle Awards Book TV presents the 2012 National Book Critics Circle Awards from The New School in New ... Book TV presents the 2012 National Book Critics Circle Awards from The New School in New YorkCity. The awards are presented annually by the nation’s critics in six categories, non-fiction, autobiography, biography, criticism, fiction, and poetry. This year’s ceremony also includes the presentation of the Ivan Sandrof Award for Lifetime Achievement to Robert Silvers, editor of the New York Review of Books. 11:30 am PT Approx. 9 min. Andrew Johnson National Historic Site ; The Andrew Johnson National Historic Site in Greeneville, Tennessee, where the home and tailor ... The Andrew Johnson National Historic Site in Greeneville, Tennessee, where the home and tailor shop of President Andrew Johnson is preserved, was one of the stops on a Presidents & Patriots Historical Tour. Andrew Johnson served as vice president under Abraham Lincoln, and succeeded him when President Lincoln was assassinated. Park guide Daniel Luther portrayed President Johnson to tell the story of how Andrew Johnson met Abraham Lincoln. He also talked about the execution of Mary Surratt as he responded to questions from members of the tour group being led by historian Richard Norton Smith. They were being accompanied by a C-SPAN videojournalist on a 10-day bus tour from Asheville, North Carolina, to Austin, Texas, in May 2011.
3:00 pm PT Approx. 32 min. Newsmakers with Jim Jordan Republican Study Committee Chair Jim Jordan (R-OH) talked about the reasons he supports House ... Republican Study Committee Chair Jim Jordan (R-OH) talked about the reasons he supports House Budget Committee Chair Paul Ryan’s fiscal year 2013 budget plan, which was passed by the House earlier in the week. Representative Jordan also discussed other Speaker Boehner’s performance as leader, budget politics, and the 2012 elections. 1:09 pm PT Approx. 19 min. Book Discussion on Civil War Arkansas 1863 Author Mark Christ talked about his book Civil War Arkansas 1863: The Battle for a ... Author Mark Christ talked about his book Civil War Arkansas 1863: The Battle for a State.
C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles (LCVs) made a stop in their “2012 LCV Cities Tour” in Little Rock, Arkansas, on March 5-8 to feature the history and literary life of the community. Working with the Comcast local cable affiliate, they visited literary and historic sites where local historians, authors, and civic leaders were interviewed. The history segments air on American History TV (AHTV) on C-SPAN3 and the literary events/non-fiction author segments air on BookTV on C-SPAN2.
11:40 am PT Approx. 7 min. Clinton's Presidential Gifts American History TV looked at some of the gifts given to President and Mrs. Clinton from world ... American History TV looked at some of the gifts given to President and Mrs. Clinton from world leaders and regualar Americans.
C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles (LCVs) made a stop in their “2012 LCV Cities Tour” in Little Rock, Arkansas, on March 5-8 to feature the history and literary life of the community. Working with the Comcast local cable affiliate, they visited literary and historic sites where local historians, authors, and civic leaders were interviewed. The history segments air on American History TV (AHTV) on C-SPAN3 and the literary events/non-fiction author segments air on BookTV on C-SPAN2.
3:33 pm PT Approx. 3 min. Wilson Ekern StudentCam Interview ; Wilson Ekern was interviewed about the video, An Armed Campus, he made with Chris ... Wilson Ekern was interviewed about the video, An Armed Campus, he made with Chris Moran. The film one of the middle school third prize-winners in C-SPAN’s StudentCam documentary contest. Wilson and Chris are eighth graders at Farragut Middle School in Knoxville, Tennessee.
C-SPAN Classroom’s StudentCam video documentary contest was a national competition in which middle and high school students produced a documentary focusing on the significance of any provision of the U.S. Constitution.
1:28 pm PT Approx. 1 min. New Books Being Published 11:48 am PT Approx. 12 min. The Vanderbilts' Marble House ; Alva Vanderbilt was the force behind the French inspired palace called “The Marble ... Alva Vanderbilt was the force behind the French inspired palace called “The Marble House.” The Gilded Age relic is preserved in the Rhode Island seaside town of Newport -- the storied 19th century resort of industrialists, financiers, statesmen and artists. The Vanderbilt family fortune came from steamships and the New York Central Railroad. American History TV toured the mansion that the Vanderbilts called their summer cottage.
3:36 pm PT Approx. 6 min. Armed Campus ; Wilson Ekern and Chris Moran’s video, An Armed Campus was one of the middle school ... Wilson Ekern and Chris Moran’s video, An Armed Campus was one of the middle school section third prize winners in C-SPAN Classroom’s StudentCam documentary contest. They are eighth graders at Farragut Middle School in Knoxville, Tennessee.
The local cable company was Charter Communications.
C-SPAN Classroom’s StudentCam video documentary contest was a national competition in which middle and high school students produced a documentary focusing on the significance of any provision of the U.S. Constitution.
1:30 pm PT Approx. 1 hr. 13 min. Book Discussion on American Grace David Campbell examines the current state of religious observance and interfaith relationships in ... David Campbell examines the current state of religious observance and interfaith relationships in the United States and how it has changed over the past fifty years. Professor Campbell used slides during his presentation, in which he specifically focused on the reaction to Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney’s Mormonism and presented his thoughts on what it says about religious tolerance today. He responded to questions from members of the audience at the University of Southern California.
“Is This the Mormon Moment? Will Mitt Romeny be the Mormons' JFK?” was part of the Elizabeth and Robert Plumleigh Lecture Series “Religion in a Time of Politics.” It was held at the USC Davidson Conference Center.
12:02 pm PT Approx. 59 min. Bill Beck Oral History Interview ; Forty years after the first full scale engagement between U.S. troops and the People’s Army ... Forty years after the first full scale engagement between U.S. troops and the People’s Army of Vietnam, the Vietnam Archive at Texas Tech University in Lubbock interviewed veterans from the Battles of the Ia Drang Valley. 
It was after these battles - waged in November 1965 - that North Vietnamese forces began engaging in guerilla warfare.
The Americans - outnumbered by the North Vietnamese Army - prevailed, but it was at a heavy cost. Bill Beck was an assistant machine gunner whose actions at a clearing called Landing Zone X-Ray earned him a Silver Star. In this hour-long interview - airing for the first time on television -- Beck recalls a routine mission on a beautiful Sunday afternoon that turned into a life and death struggle.
3:43 pm PT Approx. 40 min. Marc Lynch on the Syria and the Middle East ; Marc Lynch talked about the uprisings in Syria. Topics included the international response, ... Marc Lynch talked about the uprisings in Syria. Topics included the international response, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s trip to Saudi Arabia, and the 60-nation gathering of the “Friends of the Syrian People” in Istanbul, Turkey. He also responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. 2:43 pm PT Approx. 1 min. Publisher's Weekly Best-Selling Books 1:01 pm PT Approx. 7 min. General Douglas MacArthur American History TV went to the place where General Douglas MacArthur was born to learn about his ... American History TV went to the place where General Douglas MacArthur was born to learn about his family’s background, his birth in Arkansas, his firing by President Truman, and an address to the people of Little Rock on a return trip to his birthplace later in his career. 
C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles (LCVs) made a stop in their “2012 LCV Cities Tour” in Little Rock, Arkansas, on March 5-8 to feature the history and literary life of the community. Working with the Comcast local cable affiliate, they visited literary and historic sites where local historians, authors, and civic leaders were interviewed. The history segments air on American History TV (AHTV) on C-SPAN3 and the literary events/non-fiction author segments air on BookTV on C-SPAN2.
4:26 pm PT Approx. 32 min. Military Mental Health Issues ; Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Martin Dempsey spoke to nearly 750 military leaders and ... Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Martin Dempsey spoke to nearly 750 military leaders and psychological health care experts at a conference on the physical and mental wellbeing of military service members and their families. 2:45 pm PT Approx. 12 min. Book Discussion on The Thousand-Year Flood: The Ohio-Mississippi Disaster of 1937 75 years after it took place, author David Welky looked at one of the worst natural disasters in ... 75 years after it took place, author David Welky looked at one of the worst natural disasters in American history - the flooding of the Ohio River which caused over 400 deaths, ran over a million people away from their homes, and caused more than a half-billion dollars worth of damage at a time when the Great Depression still battered the nation. 
C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles (LCVs) made a stop in their “2012 LCV Cities Tour” in Little Rock, Arkansas, on March 5-8 to feature the history and literary life of the community. Working with the Comcast local cable affiliate, they visited literary and historic sites where local historians, authors, and civic leaders were interviewed. The history segments air on American History TV (AHTV) on C-SPAN3 and the literary events/non-fiction author segments air on BookTV on C-SPAN2.
1:10 pm PT Approx. 48 min. George Washington's Challenges Next, author and Brandeis University history professor David Hackett Fischer discusses the tactics ... Next, author and Brandeis University history professor David Hackett Fischer discusses the tactics and strategies that George Washington used to confront challenges. He spoke at a University of Oklahoma symposium on the Founding of America. This is 50 minutes.
5:00 pm PT Approx. 59 min. Q&A with Jerry Ensminger and Rachel Libert ; ; Jerry Ensminger and Rachel Libert discussed their documentary on retired U.S. Marine Corps Master ... Jerry Ensminger and Rachel Libert discussed their documentary on retired U.S. Marine Corps Master Sergeant Jerry Ensminger, which chronicles his efforts on behalf of Marines and their families exposed to toxic drinking water at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune in North Carolina. These efforts resulted in the introduction of the Janey Ensminger Act in the House and the Caring for Camp Lejeune Veterans Act in the Senate. Both bills are awaiting further legislative action. In 1985 Ensminger’s daughter, Janey, died of leukemia. The documentary details how he heard a local news story in 1997 about a proposed health study on adults and babies exposed to toxins in the water system on the base. Rachel Libert introduced one of the participants, Mike Partain, who was diagnosed with male breast cancer at age 38. He is one of 78 confirmed cases of this type of cancer where each victim shared Camp Lejeune as a common trait. 2:59 pm PT Approx. 55 min. Book Discussion on An Honorable Defeat: The Last Days of the Confederate Government ; Professor Davis talked about his book, An Honorable Defeat: The Last Days of the Confederate ... Professor Davis talked about his book, An Honorable Defeat: The Last Days of the Confederate Government, published by Harcourt Trade Publishers. Professor Davis said the leaders of the Confederacy knew that defeat was imminent long before General Lee surrendered at Appomattox. John C. Breckinridge of Kentucky, the Confederate secretary of war, tried to convince President Jefferson Davis to end the war and even tried to negotiate peace terms without President Davis’s knowledge or support. Professor Davis traced the paths of Davis, Breckinridge and other members of the Confederate cabinet after they fled Richmond. Professor Davis talked about the importance of how a war ends. After his prepared remarks, he answered questions from members of the audience. 2:00 pm PT Approx. 1 hr. 11 min. American History TV in Little Rock, Arkansas C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles (LCVs) made a stop in their “2012 LCV Cities ... C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles (LCVs) made a stop in their “2012 LCV Cities Tour” in Little Rock, Arkansas, on March 5-8 to feature the history and literary life of the community. Working with the Comcast local cable affiliate, they visited literary and historic sites where local historians, authors, and civic leaders were interviewed. The history segments air on American History TV (AHTV) on C-SPAN3 and the literary events/non-fiction author segments air on BookTV on C-SPAN2.
Programs shown during the Little Rock LCV Weekend on American History TV:
North Little Rock High School Integration
Gen. Douglas MacArthur
The Old Mill in North Little Rock
Urban Slavery in Arkansas
Arkansas Civil War Flags
The Spanish American War
Clinton’s Presidential Gifts
Japanese Internment Camp
6:00 pm PT Approx. 37 min. Canadian Finance Minister Jim Flaherty Budget Speech Finance Minister Jim Flaherty delivered a speech on the Canadian budget proposal to the ... Finance Minister Jim Flaherty delivered a speech on the Canadian budget proposal to the Parliament. 3:56 pm PT Approx. 3 min. Arkansas History-Bernie Babcock Steven Teske talked about his book Unvarnished Arkansas: The Naked Truth About Nine Famous ... Steven Teske talked about his book Unvarnished Arkansas: The Naked Truth About Nine Famous Arkansans. The author told the uncommon, colorful, and unknown stories of nine Arkansans, who while not famous, helped tell the story of the state. This segment focused on Bernie Babcock.
C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles (LCVs) made a stop in their “2012 LCV Cities Tour” in Little Rock, Arkansas, on March 5-8 to feature the history and literary life of the community. Working with the Comcast local cable affiliate, they visited literary and historic sites where local historians, authors, and civic leaders were interviewed. The history segments air on American History TV (AHTV) on C-SPAN3 and the literary events/non-fiction author segments air on BookTV on C-SPAN2.
2:02 pm PT Approx. 6 min. North Little Rock High School Integration While much of the story has focused on the Little Rock 9 and Central High, on the other side of ... While much of the story has focused on the Little Rock 9 and Central High, on the other side of the Arkansas River, Civil Rights leaders and African-American students were trying to integrate another white high school in this area. We take you to North Little Rock High to hear from historian Cary Bradburn and Richard Lindsey - one of the students who tried to attend the school - about this lesser known - but important battle in the Civil Rights movement. 
C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles (LCVs) made a stop in their “2012 LCV Cities Tour” in Little Rock, Arkansas, on March 5-8 to feature the history and literary life of the community. Working with the Comcast local cable affiliate, they visited literary and historic sites where local historians, authors, and civic leaders were interviewed. The history segments air on American History TV (AHTV) on C-SPAN3 and the literary events/non-fiction author segments air on BookTV on C-SPAN2.
6:38 pm PT Approx. 1 hr. 3 min. Women and the 2012 Elections Panelists talked about the get-out-the-vote efforts and election issues close to women in 2012. ... Panelists talked about the get-out-the-vote efforts and election issues close to women in 2012. Among the topics they addressed were the issue of reproductive rights in the presidential campaign, and other social issues. They also responded to questions from the audience. 3:59 pm PT Approx. 1 hr. 7 min. Book Discussion on A Nation of Moochers ; Charles Sykes argues that an increasing number of Americans think they are entitled to benefit off ... Charles Sykes argues that an increasing number of Americans think they are entitled to benefit off of the hard work of others. He says that the Occupy Movement, which started as a legitimate protest against Wall Street moochers, has come to exemplify this way of thinking. He responded to questions from members of the audience at Next Chapter Bookshop in Mequon, Wisconsin. 2:09 pm PT Approx. 8 min. General Douglas MacArthur American History TV went to the place where General Douglas MacArthur was born to learn about his ... American History TV went to the place where General Douglas MacArthur was born to learn about his family’s background, his birth in Arkansas, his firing by President Truman, and an address to the people of Little Rock on a return trip to his birthplace later in his career. 
C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles (LCVs) made a stop in their “2012 LCV Cities Tour” in Little Rock, Arkansas, on March 5-8 to feature the history and literary life of the community. Working with the Comcast local cable affiliate, they visited literary and historic sites where local historians, authors, and civic leaders were interviewed. The history segments air on American History TV (AHTV) on C-SPAN3 and the literary events/non-fiction author segments air on BookTV on C-SPAN2.
7:43 pm PT Approx. 7 min. Tribute to Retiring Parliamentarian John Sullivan Members paid tribute to retiring parliamentarian John Sullivan. He steps down March 31 after ... Members paid tribute to retiring parliamentarian John Sullivan. He steps down March 31 after eight years as head parliamentarian in the House. He’s the fourth parliamentarian since the job was created in 1928. His replacement is Tom Wickham who has worked in the parliamentarian’s office since 1995 and has been deputy parliamentarian since 2005. 5:07 pm PT Approx. 9 min. J.N. Heiskell Collection at Arkansas Studies Institute ; J.N. Heiskell was the owner, and editor of the Arkansas Gazette almost 70 years, and he was a ... J.N. Heiskell was the owner, and editor of the Arkansas Gazette almost 70 years, and he was a collector of all things Arkansas - from maps, to books, to photos and other objects - all of which created a picture of the state’s culture and history.
C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles (LCVs) made a stop in their “2012 LCV Cities Tour” in Little Rock, Arkansas, on March 5-8 to feature the history and literary life of the community. Working with the Comcast local cable affiliate, they visited literary and historic sites where local historians, authors, and civic leaders were interviewed. The history segments air on American History TV (AHTV) on C-SPAN3 and the literary events/non-fiction author segments air on BookTV on C-SPAN2.
2:18 pm PT Approx. 2 min. The Old Mill in North Little Rock North Little Rock’s Mayor Patrick Hays talked about the history of the Old Mill, which was ... North Little Rock’s Mayor Patrick Hays talked about the history of the Old Mill, which was the only building in North Little Rock to have made an appearance in the opening credits of the movie, Gone with the Wind.
C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles (LCVs) made a stop in their “2012 LCV Cities Tour” in Little Rock, Arkansas, on March 5-8 to feature the history and literary life of the community. Working with the Comcast local cable affiliate, they visited literary and historic sites where local historians, authors, and civic leaders were interviewed. The history segments air on American History TV (AHTV) on C-SPAN3 and the literary events/non-fiction author segments air on BookTV on C-SPAN2.
7:50 pm PT Approx. 3 min. Wilson Ekern StudentCam Interview ; Wilson Ekern was interviewed about the video, An Armed Campus, he made with Chris ... Wilson Ekern was interviewed about the video, An Armed Campus, he made with Chris Moran. The film one of the middle school third prize-winners in C-SPAN’s StudentCam documentary contest. Wilson and Chris are eighth graders at Farragut Middle School in Knoxville, Tennessee.
C-SPAN Classroom’s StudentCam video documentary contest was a national competition in which middle and high school students produced a documentary focusing on the significance of any provision of the U.S. Constitution.
5:16 pm PT Approx. 42 min. David Corn on the Obama Administration ; ; David Corn talked about the policy initiatives, debates, and inner workings of the Obama ... David Corn talked about the policy initiatives, debates, and inner workings of the Obama administration since the 2010 midterm elections. Mr. Corn spoke with administration officials to gain insight into the operations of the Oval Office for his book and detailed the events that shaped the political landscape over the last two years. Topics he discussed included the Arab Spring, the killing of Osama Bin Laden, and the summer 2011 debates over taxes and the debt ceiling. He also responded to telephone calls and electronic communications.
A video clip was shown of Richard Cordray being interviewed on March 23, 2013, for the “Newsmakers” program.
C-SPAN Radio’s Nancy Calo read news headlines at the end of the program.
2:20 pm PT Approx. 8 min. Urban Slavery in Arkansas American History TV explored the Historic Arkansas Museum to see a neighborhood from the time ... American History TV explored the Historic Arkansas Museum to see a neighborhood from the time period leading up to the Civil War and to learn about urban slavery in the south and how it differed from slavery practices on plantations. 
C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles (LCVs) made a stop in their “2012 LCV Cities Tour” in Little Rock, Arkansas, on March 5-8 to feature the history and literary life of the community. Working with the Comcast local cable affiliate, they visited literary and historic sites where local historians, authors, and civic leaders were interviewed. The history segments air on American History TV (AHTV) on C-SPAN3 and the literary events/non-fiction author segments air on BookTV on C-SPAN2.
7:53 pm PT Approx. 6 min. Armed Campus ; Wilson Ekern and Chris Moran’s video, An Armed Campus was one of the middle school ... Wilson Ekern and Chris Moran’s video, An Armed Campus was one of the middle school section third prize winners in C-SPAN Classroom’s StudentCam documentary contest. They are eighth graders at Farragut Middle School in Knoxville, Tennessee.
The local cable company was Charter Communications.
C-SPAN Classroom’s StudentCam video documentary contest was a national competition in which middle and high school students produced a documentary focusing on the significance of any provision of the U.S. Constitution.
6:00 pm PT Approx. 57 min. After Words with Alain de Botton ; Mr. de Botton, an atheist, argues that rather than mocking religion, atheists and agnostics ... Mr. de Botton, an atheist, argues that rather than mocking religion, atheists and agnostics should steal the best ideas from world religions, such asthe methods for building strong communities, overcoming envy, and forging a connection to the natural world. The philosopher essayist discussed his concepts with former seminarian and author Chris Hedges. 2:29 pm PT Approx. 15 min. Arkansas Civil War Flags American History TV showed a behind the scenes preview of a new exhibit coming to the Old State ... American History TV showed a behind the scenes preview of a new exhibit coming to the Old State House in Little Rock, Arkansas, which examined the stories of rare flags and the people who carried them into battle.
C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles (LCVs) made a stop in their “2012 LCV Cities Tour” in Little Rock, Arkansas, on March 5-8 to feature the history and literary life of the community. Working with the Comcast local cable affiliate, they visited literary and historic sites where local historians, authors, and civic leaders were interviewed. The history segments air on American History TV (AHTV) on C-SPAN3 and the literary events/non-fiction author segments air on BookTV on C-SPAN2.
8:00 pm PT Approx. 59 min. Q&A with Jerry Ensminger and Rachel Libert ; ; Jerry Ensminger and Rachel Libert discussed their documentary on retired U.S. Marine Corps Master ... Jerry Ensminger and Rachel Libert discussed their documentary on retired U.S. Marine Corps Master Sergeant Jerry Ensminger, which chronicles his efforts on behalf of Marines and their families exposed to toxic drinking water at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune in North Carolina. These efforts resulted in the introduction of the Janey Ensminger Act in the House and the Caring for Camp Lejeune Veterans Act in the Senate. Both bills are awaiting further legislative action. In 1985 Ensminger’s daughter, Janey, died of leukemia. The documentary details how he heard a local news story in 1997 about a proposed health study on adults and babies exposed to toxins in the water system on the base. Rachel Libert introduced one of the participants, Mike Partain, who was diagnosed with male breast cancer at age 38. He is one of 78 confirmed cases of this type of cancer where each victim shared Camp Lejeune as a common trait. 6:59 pm PT Approx. 1 hr. Book Discussion on Consent of the Networked ; ; Rebecca MacKinnon argues that Internet users' rights are being infringed upon by governments and ... Rebecca MacKinnon argues that Internet users' rights are being infringed upon by governments and corporations. The author points to the changes in Facebook’s privacy policies and the demands by certain governments for Google to censor information as examples of the pressures on users to concede their personal freedoms on-line. Rebecca MacKinnon was joined by Jillian York in discussing these issues at the World Affairs Council of Northern California in San Francisco. They were interviewed by Joseph Menn and responded to questions submitted by members of the audience. 2:44 pm PT Approx. 7 min. The Spanish American War American History TV visited the MacArthur Museum of Arkansas Military History’s exhibit on ... American History TV visited the MacArthur Museum of Arkansas Military History’s exhibit on the Spanish American war to learn about the conflict and the interaction of U.S. military units from Northern and Southern states - as they fought together in the first U.S. conflict following the Civil War.
C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles (LCVs) made a stop in their “2012 LCV Cities Tour” in Little Rock, Arkansas, on March 5-8 to feature the history and literary life of the community. Working with the Comcast local cable affiliate, they visited literary and historic sites where local historians, authors, and civic leaders were interviewed. The history segments air on American History TV (AHTV) on C-SPAN3 and the literary events/non-fiction author segments air on BookTV on C-SPAN2.
9:00 pm PT Approx. 37 min. Canadian Finance Minister Jim Flaherty Budget Speech Finance Minister Jim Flaherty delivered a speech on the Canadian budget proposal to the ... Finance Minister Jim Flaherty delivered a speech on the Canadian budget proposal to the Parliament. 8:00 pm PT Approx. 9 min. Book Discussion on Waiting for the Cemetery Vote: The Fight to Stop Election Fraud in Arkansas Ernie Dumas talked about his book Waiting for the Cemetery Vote: The Fight to Stop Election ... Ernie Dumas talked about his book Waiting for the Cemetery Vote: The Fight to Stop Election Fraud in Arkansas which chronicles endemic problems from the nineteenth century up until the 1970s when citizens banded together to fight a system that corrupt officials has perpetuated for years.
C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles (LCVs) made a stop in their “2012 LCV Cities Tour” in Little Rock, Arkansas, on March 5-8 to feature the history and literary life of the community. Working with the Comcast local cable affiliate, they visited literary and historic sites where local historians, authors, and civic leaders were interviewed. The history segments air on American History TV (AHTV) on C-SPAN3 and the literary events/non-fiction author segments air on BookTV on C-SPAN2.
2:52 pm PT Approx. 7 min. Clinton's Presidential Gifts American History TV looked at some of the gifts given to President and Mrs. Clinton from world ... American History TV looked at some of the gifts given to President and Mrs. Clinton from world leaders and regualar Americans.
C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles (LCVs) made a stop in their “2012 LCV Cities Tour” in Little Rock, Arkansas, on March 5-8 to feature the history and literary life of the community. Working with the Comcast local cable affiliate, they visited literary and historic sites where local historians, authors, and civic leaders were interviewed. The history segments air on American History TV (AHTV) on C-SPAN3 and the literary events/non-fiction author segments air on BookTV on C-SPAN2.
9:38 pm PT Approx. 1 hr. 57 min. Transportation Security Administration Oversight Witnesses testified on the Transportation Security Administration’s use of body scanners at ... Witnesses testified on the Transportation Security Administration’s use of body scanners at airports and other programs designed to make air transportation safe and secure. 8:09 pm PT Approx. 3 min. Arkansas History-Sidney Wallace Steven Teske talked about his book Unvarnished Arkansas: The Naked Truth About Nine Famous ... Steven Teske talked about his book Unvarnished Arkansas: The Naked Truth About Nine Famous Arkansans. The author told the uncommon, colorful, and unknown stories of nine Arkansans, who while not famous, helped tell the story of the state. This segment focused on Sidney Wallace.
C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles (LCVs) made a stop in their “2012 LCV Cities Tour” in Little Rock, Arkansas, on March 5-8 to feature the history and literary life of the community. Working with the Comcast local cable affiliate, they visited literary and historic sites where local historians, authors, and civic leaders were interviewed. The history segments air on American History TV (AHTV) on C-SPAN3 and the literary events/non-fiction author segments air on BookTV on C-SPAN2.
2:59 pm PT Approx. 11 min. Japanese Internment Camp Following the bombing of Pearl Harbor, 10 Japanese-American internment camps were set up in the ... Following the bombing of Pearl Harbor, 10 Japanese-American internment camps were set up in the United States. The two easternmost of these were located in the Arkansas towns of Rohwer and Jerome. Our trip to the Butler Center takes the viewer into their collection of items that help paint the portrait of life inside one of these camps. 
C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles (LCVs) made a stop in their “2012 LCV Cities Tour” in Little Rock, Arkansas, on March 5-8 to feature the history and literary life of the community. Working with the Comcast local cable affiliate, they visited literary and historic sites where local historians, authors, and civic leaders were interviewed. The history segments air on American History TV (AHTV) on C-SPAN3 and the literary events/non-fiction author segments air on BookTV on C-SPAN2.
11:37 pm PT Approx. 1 hr. 34 min. U.S. Policy Toward Iran Panelists discussed U.S. policy toward Iran, focusing on military and non-military options should ... Panelists discussed U.S. policy toward Iran, focusing on military and non-military options should diplomatic efforts to limit nuclear development fail. They also talked about various scenarios if Iran was able to develop a nuclear weapon. They responded to questions from the audience. 8:13 pm PT Approx. 1 min. New Books Being Published 3:12 pm PT Approx. 47 min. Thomas Jefferson's Idea of America ; Although Thomas Jefferson was in France as the Constitution was being debated and signed, he had ... Although Thomas Jefferson was in France as the Constitution was being debated and signed, he had his own ideas for the new nation.
Next, University of Virginia History Professor Peter Onuf examines Thomas Jefferson’s idea of America and how his relationship with James Madison - whose ideas differed from his own - affected his opinions.
This is 50 minutes.
1:13 am PT Approx. 1 hr. 35 min. Korean Peninsula Security Witnesses testified on Korean peninsula security, specifically the issue of whether or not a ... Witnesses testified on Korean peninsula security, specifically the issue of whether or not a satellite North Korea plans to launch in honor of the 60th anniversary of the Korean War is a cover for a long-range missile test. 8:15 pm PT Approx. 40 min. Book Discussion on The Many Faces of George Washington Carla Killough McClafferty recounted the project of a group of historians and scientists from ... Carla Killough McClafferty recounted the project of a group of historians and scientists from George Washington’s Mount Vernon Estate who set out in 2005 to better understand what George Washington looked like at different moments in his life. They created life models of George Washington as a young man of 19, Revolutionary War commander at 45, and as the first president at 57. She showed slides during her presentation and responded to questions from members of the audience in the Darragh Center Auditorium of the Central Arkansas Library System at a community event to kick-off the LCV tour of Little Rock. 
C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles (LCVs) made a stop in their “2012 LCV Cities Tour” in Little Rock, Arkansas, on March 5-8 to feature the history and literary life of the community. Working with the Comcast local cable affiliate, they visited literary and historic sites where local historians, authors, and civic leaders were interviewed.
4:00 pm PT Approx. 30 min. Reagan Assassination Attempt Del Quentin Wilber, author of Rawhide Down: The Near Assassination of Ronald Reagan, ... Del Quentin Wilber, author of Rawhide Down: The Near Assassination of Ronald Reagan, recreated the afternoon of March 30, 1981. On that day, John Hinckley, Jr., fired six bullets at President Reagan, who had just completed a speech to the AFL-CIO at the Washington Hilton. He used archival photographs and video, recently declassified audio from the U.S. Secret Service, and he followed the route of the presidential motorcade from the hotel to the George Washington University Hospital. He discussed President Reagan’s reactions, his recovery, and its effect on his presidency as well as on the Secret Service.
2:50 am PT Approx. 59 min. Q&A with Jerry Ensminger and Rachel Libert ; ; Jerry Ensminger and Rachel Libert discussed their documentary on retired U.S. Marine Corps Master ... Jerry Ensminger and Rachel Libert discussed their documentary on retired U.S. Marine Corps Master Sergeant Jerry Ensminger, which chronicles his efforts on behalf of Marines and their families exposed to toxic drinking water at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune in North Carolina. These efforts resulted in the introduction of the Janey Ensminger Act in the House and the Caring for Camp Lejeune Veterans Act in the Senate. Both bills are awaiting further legislative action. In 1985 Ensminger’s daughter, Janey, died of leukemia. The documentary details how he heard a local news story in 1997 about a proposed health study on adults and babies exposed to toxins in the water system on the base. Rachel Libert introduced one of the participants, Mike Partain, who was diagnosed with male breast cancer at age 38. He is one of 78 confirmed cases of this type of cancer where each victim shared Camp Lejeune as a common trait. 8:55 pm PT Approx. 3 min. Arkansas History-Bernie Babcock Steven Teske talked about his book Unvarnished Arkansas: The Naked Truth About Nine Famous ... Steven Teske talked about his book Unvarnished Arkansas: The Naked Truth About Nine Famous Arkansans. The author told the uncommon, colorful, and unknown stories of nine Arkansans, who while not famous, helped tell the story of the state. This segment focused on Bernie Babcock.
C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles (LCVs) made a stop in their “2012 LCV Cities Tour” in Little Rock, Arkansas, on March 5-8 to feature the history and literary life of the community. Working with the Comcast local cable affiliate, they visited literary and historic sites where local historians, authors, and civic leaders were interviewed. The history segments air on American History TV (AHTV) on C-SPAN3 and the literary events/non-fiction author segments air on BookTV on C-SPAN2.
4:32 pm PT Approx. 1 hr. 27 min. First Among Equals: George Washington and the American Presidency To mark George Washington’s birthday, the American Enterprise Institute hosted a gathering ... To mark George Washington’s birthday, the American Enterprise Institute hosted a gathering of political thinkers to consider the presidency and legacy of our nation’s first chief executive. Among the topics discussed are Washington’s Farewell Address and the many precedents he set for his successors, including what many historians consider to be his most lasting legacy - his decision to relinquish power after only two terms in office. This program is 90 minutes.
3:50 am PT Approx. 8 min. Our Vote, Our Voice ; ; Avika Dua, Amanda Ong, and Jeffrey Chen’s video, Our Vote, Our Voice, was one of the ... Avika Dua, Amanda Ong, and Jeffrey Chen’s video, Our Vote, Our Voice, was one of the high school section third prize winners in C-SPAN Classroom’s StudentCam documentary contest. They are juniors at Walnut High School in Walnut, California. 
The local cable company was Charter Communications.
C-SPAN Classroom’s StudentCam video documentary contest was a national competition in which middle and high school students produced a documentary focusing on the significance of any provision of the U.S. Constitution.
8:59 pm PT Approx. 2 hr. 59 min. In Depth with Richard Brookhiser ; Richard Brookhiser talked about his life and career. He responded to telephone calls and ... Richard Brookhiser talked about his life and career. He responded to telephone calls and electronic communications.
A video clip was shown of Mr. Brookhiser working in his home in New York City and talking about his writing process.
Richard Brookhiser is a senior editor at the National Review, where he has worked since 1977. He had a column at the New York Observer for 20 years, ending in 2007, and currently writes a column for American History. Mr. Brookhiser wrote and hosted PBS documentaries on George Washington and Alexander Hamilton. He also curated an Alexander Hamilton exhibition at the New York Historical Society in 2004-2005. Mr. Brookhiser was awarded the National Humanities Medal in 2008 and the Guggenheim Fellowship in 2011.
Richard Brookhiser is the author of 11 books: The Outside Story: How Democrats and Republican Re-Elected Reagan (1986); The Way of the WASP (1991); Founding Father: Rediscovering George Washington (1996); Rules of Civility: The 110 Precepts that Guided Our First President in War and Peace (1997); Alexander Hamilton, American (1999); America’s First Dynasty: The Adamses, 1735-1918 (2002); Gentleman Revolutionary: Gouverneur Morris, the Rake Who Wrote the Constitution (2003); What Would the Founding Fathers Do?: Our Questions, Their Answers (2006); George Washington on Leadership (2008); Right Time, Right Place: Coming of Age with William F. Buckley, Jr. and the Conservative Movement (2009); and James Madison (2011).
5:59 pm PT Approx. 44 min. Reading of President George Washington's Farewell Address Senator Shaheen (D-NH) read George Washington’s 1796 Farewell Address. The reading is ... Senator Shaheen (D-NH) read George Washington’s 1796 Farewell Address. The reading is done annually in the Senate.
12:00 am PT Approx. 57 min. After Words with Alain de Botton ; Mr. de Botton, an atheist, argues that rather than mocking religion, atheists and agnostics ... Mr. de Botton, an atheist, argues that rather than mocking religion, atheists and agnostics should steal the best ideas from world religions, such asthe methods for building strong communities, overcoming envy, and forging a connection to the natural world. The philosopher essayist discussed his concepts with former seminarian and author Chris Hedges. 6:44 pm PT Approx. 8 min. General Douglas MacArthur American History TV went to the place where General Douglas MacArthur was born to learn about his ... American History TV went to the place where General Douglas MacArthur was born to learn about his family’s background, his birth in Arkansas, his firing by President Truman, and an address to the people of Little Rock on a return trip to his birthplace later in his career. 
C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles (LCVs) made a stop in their “2012 LCV Cities Tour” in Little Rock, Arkansas, on March 5-8 to feature the history and literary life of the community. Working with the Comcast local cable affiliate, they visited literary and historic sites where local historians, authors, and civic leaders were interviewed. The history segments air on American History TV (AHTV) on C-SPAN3 and the literary events/non-fiction author segments air on BookTV on C-SPAN2.
12:59 am PT Approx. 1 hr. 34 min. Book Discussion on The American Way of Eating Tracie MacMillan talked about America’s food industry, from how the country’s food is ... Tracie MacMillan talked about America’s food industry, from how the country’s food is grown and produced to what is being eaten and how wages and cost affect our level of nutrition. Ms. MacMillan spent 2009 working throughout the system, from an industrial farm in California and a produce section at a Walmart near Detroit to a chain restaurant kitchen in Brooklyn. She profiled the people who worked alongside her at each job and reported on her attempts to eat well on low wages. To celebrate the publication of her book, Tracie MacMillan spoke on a panel discussion on American attitudes toward food. The panelists also responded to questions from members of the audience. Erica Wides moderated.
“The Anti-Foodie Foodies: Has Food Worship Jumped the Shark?” was an event at Housing Works Bookstore Cafe in New York City to celebrate the publication of her book.
6:53 pm PT Approx. 5 min. Clara Barton's Missing Soldiers Office Preview Between 1861 and 1868, Clara Barton, known as the Angel of the Battlefield and founder of the ... Between 1861 and 1868, Clara Barton, known as the Angel of the Battlefield and founder of the American Red Cross, lived in a Washington, DC boarding house.  She employed twelve clerks on the third floor in her “Missing Soldiers Office,” where they received over 60,000 letters from families searching for lost sons and husbands.
In 1996, Richard Lyons, a carpenter for the General Services Administration was helping to prepare the building for demolition when he discovered an original office sign in the attic. 
American History TV visited the building on seventh street to learn about the Missing Soldiers Office, and to hear the story of Richard Lyons, who worked alone for months to save the building from demolition.
Also appearing in this program is historian Susan Rosenvold, superintendent of Clara Barton’s Missing Soldier’s Office.
2:34 am PT Approx. 9 min. Book Discussion on Waiting for the Cemetery Vote: The Fight to Stop Election Fraud in Arkansas Ernie Dumas talked about his book Waiting for the Cemetery Vote: The Fight to Stop Election ... Ernie Dumas talked about his book Waiting for the Cemetery Vote: The Fight to Stop Election Fraud in Arkansas which chronicles endemic problems from the nineteenth century up until the 1970s when citizens banded together to fight a system that corrupt officials has perpetuated for years.
C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles (LCVs) made a stop in their “2012 LCV Cities Tour” in Little Rock, Arkansas, on March 5-8 to feature the history and literary life of the community. Working with the Comcast local cable affiliate, they visited literary and historic sites where local historians, authors, and civic leaders were interviewed. The history segments air on American History TV (AHTV) on C-SPAN3 and the literary events/non-fiction author segments air on BookTV on C-SPAN2.
6:59 pm PT Approx. 30 min. Reagan Assassination Attempt Del Quentin Wilber, author of Rawhide Down: The Near Assassination of Ronald Reagan, ... Del Quentin Wilber, author of Rawhide Down: The Near Assassination of Ronald Reagan, recreated the afternoon of March 30, 1981. On that day, John Hinckley, Jr., fired six bullets at President Reagan, who had just completed a speech to the AFL-CIO at the Washington Hilton. He used archival photographs and video, recently declassified audio from the U.S. Secret Service, and he followed the route of the presidential motorcade from the hotel to the George Washington University Hospital. He discussed President Reagan’s reactions, his recovery, and its effect on his presidency as well as on the Secret Service.
2:44 am PT Approx. 1 hr. 32 min. Book Discussion on The Devil We Don't Know ; Nonie Darwish took a critical look at the revolutions in the Middle East and questioned whether ... Nonie Darwish took a critical look at the revolutions in the Middle East and questioned whether they would lead to an expansion of freedom and democracy as many in the West believe. She responded to questions from members of the audience. This “Afternoon with an Author” was held by the Clare Boothe Luce Policy Institute at the Capitol Hill Club. 7:31 pm PT Approx. 1 hr. 27 min. First Among Equals: George Washington and the American Presidency To mark George Washington’s birthday, the American Enterprise Institute hosted a gathering ... To mark George Washington’s birthday, the American Enterprise Institute hosted a gathering of political thinkers to consider the presidency and legacy of our nation’s first chief executive. Among the topics discussed are Washington’s Farewell Address and the many precedents he set for his successors, including what many historians consider to be his most lasting legacy - his decision to relinquish power after only two terms in office. This program is 90 minutes.
8:59 pm PT Approx. 44 min. Reading of President George Washington's Farewell Address Senator Shaheen (D-NH) read George Washington’s 1796 Farewell Address. The reading is ... Senator Shaheen (D-NH) read George Washington’s 1796 Farewell Address. The reading is done annually in the Senate.
9:44 pm PT Approx. 8 min. General Douglas MacArthur American History TV went to the place where General Douglas MacArthur was born to learn about his ... American History TV went to the place where General Douglas MacArthur was born to learn about his family’s background, his birth in Arkansas, his firing by President Truman, and an address to the people of Little Rock on a return trip to his birthplace later in his career. 
C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles (LCVs) made a stop in their “2012 LCV Cities Tour” in Little Rock, Arkansas, on March 5-8 to feature the history and literary life of the community. Working with the Comcast local cable affiliate, they visited literary and historic sites where local historians, authors, and civic leaders were interviewed. The history segments air on American History TV (AHTV) on C-SPAN3 and the literary events/non-fiction author segments air on BookTV on C-SPAN2.
9:53 pm PT Approx. 5 min. Clara Barton's Missing Soldiers Office Preview Between 1861 and 1868, Clara Barton, known as the Angel of the Battlefield and founder of the ... Between 1861 and 1868, Clara Barton, known as the Angel of the Battlefield and founder of the American Red Cross, lived in a Washington, DC boarding house.  She employed twelve clerks on the third floor in her “Missing Soldiers Office,” where they received over 60,000 letters from families searching for lost sons and husbands.
In 1996, Richard Lyons, a carpenter for the General Services Administration was helping to prepare the building for demolition when he discovered an original office sign in the attic. 
American History TV visited the building on seventh street to learn about the Missing Soldiers Office, and to hear the story of Richard Lyons, who worked alone for months to save the building from demolition.
Also appearing in this program is historian Susan Rosenvold, superintendent of Clara Barton’s Missing Soldier’s Office.
10:00 pm PT Approx. 7 min. Book Discussion on Finding Iris Chang ; Paula Kamen talked about her book Finding Iris Chang: Friendship, Ambition, and the Loss of an ... Paula Kamen talked about her book Finding Iris Chang: Friendship, Ambition, and the Loss of an Extraordinary Mind (Da Capo Press; October 22, 2007; paperback December 8, 2008). She talked about her friendship with historian and journalist Iris Chang, the author of The Rape of Nanking: The Forgotten Holocaust of World War II. There were conspiracy theories when Ms. Chang committed suicide at the age of 36, due to mental illness, because of the facade Ms. Chang displayed. Ms. Kamen was interviewed at the 102nd annual meeting of the Organization of American Historians at the Washington Convention Center in Seattle.
10:08 pm PT Approx. 57 min. Book Discussion on The Chinese in America: A Narrative History Ms. Chang discussed her latest book The Chinese in America: A Narrative History, ... Ms. Chang discussed her latest book The Chinese in America: A Narrative History, published by Viking. The book, a chronicle that spans 150 years and continues to the present day, covers the entire history of the Chinese in the United States. The author described the accomplishments of Chinese Americans, from the building of the transcontinental railroad to major scientific and technological advances. She also examined what it means to be an American and the “three pressures” now facing Chinese Americans: “the pressure to excel, the pressure to become white, and the pressure to embrace their ethnic heritage.” A question and answer period followed Ms. Chang’s remarks.
11:06 pm PT Approx. 2 min. The Old Mill in North Little Rock North Little Rock’s Mayor Patrick Hays talked about the history of the Old Mill, which was ... North Little Rock’s Mayor Patrick Hays talked about the history of the Old Mill, which was the only building in North Little Rock to have made an appearance in the opening credits of the movie, Gone with the Wind.
C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles (LCVs) made a stop in their “2012 LCV Cities Tour” in Little Rock, Arkansas, on March 5-8 to feature the history and literary life of the community. Working with the Comcast local cable affiliate, they visited literary and historic sites where local historians, authors, and civic leaders were interviewed. The history segments air on American History TV (AHTV) on C-SPAN3 and the literary events/non-fiction author segments air on BookTV on C-SPAN2.
11:10 pm PT Approx. 48 min. Thomas Jefferson's Idea of America ; Although Thomas Jefferson was in France as the Constitution was being debated and signed, he had ... Although Thomas Jefferson was in France as the Constitution was being debated and signed, he had his own ideas for the new nation.
Next, University of Virginia History Professor Peter Onuf examines Thomas Jefferson’s idea of America and how his relationship with James Madison - whose ideas differed from his own - affected his opinions.
This is 50 minutes.
12:00 am PT Approx. 58 min. Q&A with David McCullough ; David McCullough was interviewed about his life and work as an historian and author of many ... David McCullough was interviewed about his life and work as an historian and author of many publications including his most recent book, 1776, published by Simon and Schuster. 

The interview took place at Montpelier, the General Henry Knox Museum. Mr. McCullough discussed the importance of General Knox during the Revolutionary War. He also commented on attitudes toward education, success, technology, change, and history.
1:01 am PT Approx. 57 min. Bill Beck Oral History Interview ; Forty years after the first full scale engagement between U.S. troops and the People’s Army ... Forty years after the first full scale engagement between U.S. troops and the People’s Army of Vietnam, the Vietnam Archive at Texas Tech University in Lubbock interviewed veterans from the Battles of the Ia Drang Valley. 
It was after these battles - waged in November 1965 - that North Vietnamese forces began engaging in guerilla warfare.
The Americans - outnumbered by the North Vietnamese Army - prevailed, but it was at a heavy cost. Bill Beck was an assistant machine gunner whose actions at a clearing called Landing Zone X-Ray earned him a Silver Star. In this hour-long interview - airing for the first time on television -- Beck recalls a routine mission on a beautiful Sunday afternoon that turned into a life and death struggle.
2:00 am PT Approx. 11 min. Japanese Internment Camp Following the bombing of Pearl Harbor, 10 Japanese-American internment camps were set up in the ... Following the bombing of Pearl Harbor, 10 Japanese-American internment camps were set up in the United States. The two easternmost of these were located in the Arkansas towns of Rohwer and Jerome. Our trip to the Butler Center takes the viewer into their collection of items that help paint the portrait of life inside one of these camps. 
C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles (LCVs) made a stop in their “2012 LCV Cities Tour” in Little Rock, Arkansas, on March 5-8 to feature the history and literary life of the community. Working with the Comcast local cable affiliate, they visited literary and historic sites where local historians, authors, and civic leaders were interviewed. The history segments air on American History TV (AHTV) on C-SPAN3 and the literary events/non-fiction author segments air on BookTV on C-SPAN2.
2:14 am PT Approx. 1 hr. 23 min. Honoring Female Korean War Veterans Next, women veterans of the Korean War are honored by the Defense Department. They reflect on ... Next, women veterans of the Korean War are honored by the Defense Department. They reflect on their service as nurses and medical specialists during the Korean War, which lasted from 1950 to 1953.
This is about an hour and 25 minutes.
3:38 am PT Approx. 5 min. Clara Barton's Missing Soldiers Office Preview Between 1861 and 1868, Clara Barton, known as the Angel of the Battlefield and founder of the ... Between 1861 and 1868, Clara Barton, known as the Angel of the Battlefield and founder of the American Red Cross, lived in a Washington, DC boarding house.  She employed twelve clerks on the third floor in her “Missing Soldiers Office,” where they received over 60,000 letters from families searching for lost sons and husbands.
In 1996, Richard Lyons, a carpenter for the General Services Administration was helping to prepare the building for demolition when he discovered an original office sign in the attic. 
American History TV visited the building on seventh street to learn about the Missing Soldiers Office, and to hear the story of Richard Lyons, who worked alone for months to save the building from demolition.
Also appearing in this program is historian Susan Rosenvold, superintendent of Clara Barton’s Missing Soldier’s Office.
3:44 am PT Approx. 15 min. Arkansas Civil War Flags American History TV showed a behind the scenes preview of a new exhibit coming to the Old State ... American History TV showed a behind the scenes preview of a new exhibit coming to the Old State House in Little Rock, Arkansas, which examined the stories of rare flags and the people who carried them into battle.
C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles (LCVs) made a stop in their “2012 LCV Cities Tour” in Little Rock, Arkansas, on March 5-8 to feature the history and literary life of the community. Working with the Comcast local cable affiliate, they visited literary and historic sites where local historians, authors, and civic leaders were interviewed. The history segments air on American History TV (AHTV) on C-SPAN3 and the literary events/non-fiction author segments air on BookTV on C-SPAN2.