Me on American History TV

Earlier this semester, a camera crew filmed one of my GAM 495 lectures so it could be broadcast as part of C SPAN’s American History TV series. It will air this weekend:

University of Nevada-Las Vegas history professor David Schwartz specializes in the history of gambling in America. In today’s class, Professor Schwartz—who is also the director of UNLV’s Center for Gaming Research—focuses on the early history of the Las Vegas Strip in the 1940s and 1950s.

Airing: Saturday 8PM ET & Midnight; Sunday 1PM ET

Lectures in History: Birth of the Las Vegas Strip

I’m really happy to see gambling history get a place in a forum that has some pretty important topics in history. I think that the changes that happened in Las Vegas in the 1940s and 1950s are significant not just for the Strip, but for broader American culture, and it is an honor to have the chance to share some of my work with a general history audience.

If that link doesn’t take you to the full lecture this Monday, I’ll add one that does.

I’d like to thank everyone at C SPAN, the crew from CoverEdge, and naturally everyone in my GAM 495 class.

3 thoughts on “Me on American History TV”

  1. No way… it has been my lifelong dream to be on C-SPAN! No kidding, I used to be on a continuous IV drip of C-SPAN in high school. Congratulations for achieving my dream! Also congratulations for achieving my nightmare!

  2. Dr. very cool presentation on American History TV. I have always been fascinated with Vegas and have often wondered how it was started and how it grew into what it is today. Job well done!!!

  3. Dr. Schwartz,

    I saw you on C-SPAN this week end and enjoyed your very informative lecture about Las Vegas history. though I have been there only once. You have a great delivery and style that helps to male the information more interesting.

    Lee, New York City

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