All Weekend, Every Weekend. On C-SPAN3.

Confronting Founding Myths - Author Ray Raphael

Worcester, Massachusetts
Saturday, August 17, 2013

Ray Raphael is the author of several books about the American Revolution and the founding fathers. In this program hosted by the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Massachusetts, Mr. Raphael talks about some of the pervasive myths in American society concerning the founding of the nation, and suggests ways to better tell a more accurate account of history.

Updated: Monday, August 19, 2013 at 11:29am (ET)

Related Events

Creation of the Electoral College
Saturday, November 3, 2012     

Author Ray Raphael talks about the creation of the Electoral College. Starting with the Constitutional Convention, he chronicles the debate among delegates over who should elect the U.S. President, the length of the president's term, and the scope of his duties. Raphael's most recent book is "Mr. President: How and Why the Founders Created a Chief Executive." The David Library of the American Revolution hosted this event.

Science of the Founding Fathers
Saturday, January 19, 2013     

Author and filmmaker Tom Shachtman discusses the subject of his forthcoming book on the science of the founding fathers. He looks at how the founders used their backgrounds in science to address national problems, and the development of the scientific studies in America. Shachtman has written or co-authored over 30 books. The New York Public Library hosted the discussion. 

The Founding Fathers
Saturday, October 30, 2010     

Earlier this year, the University of Virginia’s Miller Center of Public Affairs hosted a conference on Presidential Sites and Libraries. There, Pulitzer Prize winning historian Joseph Ellis delivered a keynote address on the "Founding Fathers."

Revolutionary Characters: What Made the Founders Different
Sunday, July 4, 2010     

Pulitzer-Prize winner Gordon Wood examines the ideals and values of the Founding Fathers in his book, "Revolutionary Characters: What Made the Founders Different." He describes the roles they played in the U.S. Constitution and the Declaration of Independence and discusses the question of separation of church and state.

Watergate 40 Years Later: Nixon House Impeachment Hearings - July 1974 Opening Statements
Sunday     

Forty years ago, the House Judiciary Committee held hearings to consider articles of impeachment against President Nixon. We see archival footage of opening statements delivered by a selection of committee members, including Barbara Jordan, William Cohen, Trent Lott, Robert Drinan and committee chairman Peter Rodino. First, former Rep. William Cohen (R-Maine) gives a behind-the-scenes account of the proceedings.         

American Wartime Press from 1861-2014
Sunday     

History professor Matthew Pinsker joins journalists to discuss the evolution of the American wartime press -- from the Civil War to the present. Among their topics: the relationship between the press and the White House, and the debate over national security versus freedom of information. This event was hosted by the New America Foundation, the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History and Dickinson College. 

Reel America: "The Flight of Apollo 11: Eagle Has Landed" - 1969
Sunday     

A half-hour NASA documentary detailing the first mission to land two men on the moon on July 20, 1969.

History of Des Moines, Iowa
Sunday     

C-SPAN's Local Content Vehicles take American History TV on the road. We feature the history of Des Moines, Iowa the weekend of July 19-21.

The Legacy of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis
Sunday     

A panel discusses the life of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, including her love of art, passion for America’s cultural legacy and her awareness of her own public image.

Role of Combat Chaplains in World War II
Saturday     

Author and professor Lyle Dorsett talks about the role of military chaplains during World War II. Roughly 12,000 chaplains traveled with combatants into battle and served as friends, advisers, and spiritual leaders. Professor Dorsett explores the difficulties the chaplains faced and shares stories from many of their autobiographies. This event was part of the National WWII Museum’s commemoration of the 70th anniversary of D-Day. 

Share This Event Via Social Media
C-SPAN Radio
Questions? Comments? Email us at AmericanHistoryTV@c-span.org