AIR DATE: Sunday, November 18, 2012
Aida Donald on President Harry Truman (1 hr.)
Author Aida Donald on President Truman's early career in politics, election to the United States Senate, and his nomination to be Franklin Roosevelt’s running mate in 1944.
KEYWORDS: History, Executive Branch, Harry Truman, World War II, Hiroshima

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"On This Day" in November

Our "On This Day in History" section of the website is designed to provide teachers with video resources to help students better understand significant events throughout U.S. history.

Each event features several short video clips that help set the stage by providing context through archival footage and witness testimony (where available), utilizing C-SPAN's unique access to historical newsreels, vignettes, oral history, and expert analysis.
 

 

C-SPAN's 2015 StudentCam Competition

C-SPAN is excited to announce the launch of this year’s StudentCam competition. Now in its eleventh year, this national contest invites all middle school students (grades 6-8) and high school students (grades 9-12) to create a 5-7 minute documentary, based on the theme:
 

“The Three Branches & You"
Tell a story that demonstrates how a policy, law, or action by either the executive, legislative, or judicial branch has affected you or your community.”
 

Competition requirements include:
 

  • Students may compete individually, or in teams of either 2 or 3 members.
  • Documentaries must contain a small amount of supporting C-SPAN footage.
  • Entries must show varying sides of the issue.
  • Students must submit their entry form and video by January 20, 2015.

For more information, visit: www.studentcam.org