June 25, 2024

C-SPAN to Air ‘Great Lives’ Talk on Horatio Alger

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C-SPAN will air the Great Lives lecture on 19th century youth novelist Horatio Alger, which Reference and Humanities Librarian Emeritus Jack Bales gave on Feb. 16. The lecture will be aired on C-SPAN 3 on the following days:

Saturday, April 17 at 7:10 p.m. EDT
Sunday, April 18 at 5:10 a.m. EDT
Tuesday, April 20 at 12:12 a.m. and 5:14 a.m. EDT
Sunday, April 25 at 11:10 a.m. EDT

The lecture can be viewed online here:


Other Great Lives lectures from this spring and past years will be aired back-to-back on Monday, April 19 starting at 8 p.m. EDT on C-SPAN 3. https://www.c-span.org/blog/?4438/american-history-prime-time-schedule-april-1923-2021.

The schedule is:

8 p.m., Douglas MacArthur, by UMW Professor of History and American Studies Porter Blakemore

8:51 p.m., History of Hawaii, The Life of Queen Lili’uokalani, biographer James L. Haley

10:01 p.m., The Presidency, Theodore Roosevelt’s Life & Legacy, UMW Distinguished Professor of History Emeritus William B. Crawley, Great Lives founder and director

10:52 p.m., Johnny Carson and Political Humor, UMW Professor of Political Science and Center for Leadership and Media Director Stephen Farnsworth

11:36 p.m., Humorist Art Buchwald & Political Satire, biographer Michael Hill

12:12 a.m., Novelist Horatio Alger, UMW Reference and Humanities Librarian Emeritus Jack Bales