This coming Saturday, April 21st, the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities' BackStory with the American History Guys, a public radio history show, will be broadcast direct from Milwaukee's Frontier Airlines Convention Center. The show will be simulcast by C-SPAN3, American History TV starting at 8:00pm. The episode will focus on alcohol in American history and is being presented at the annual conference of the Organization of American Historians and the National Council on Public History. An edited version of the program will be posted on C-SPAN in the days following the event.
The live OAH TV program will showcase the three Guys, renowned historians Peter Onuf, Ed Ayers, and Brian Balogh, exercising their inimitable insight and wit, complemented by some intoxicating extras, including an interview and historically-oriented beer tasting with Lucy Saunders, a Milwaukee radio personality and author of Grilling with Beer.
This event will take place just three weeks before the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities--with major support from the National Endowment for the Humanities--launches BackStory as a national public radio weekly, May 11. The program is currently produced on a monthly basis.
Check your local listings for BackStory broadcast times and, if your public radio stations don't already carry the program, feel free to encourage them to do so! E-mail ideas for new BackStory episodes to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
*Update: The archived version of History of Beer & Spirits in America is now available on C-SPAN's website.*