C-SPAN3 television will air a lecture taped on LSU’s campus this past April as an episode of the series “Lectures in History,” premiering at 7 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 6, with repeat showings at noon and 1 p.m. Sunday.
The lecture by Robert Mann, a professor in the LSU Manship School of Mass Communication, talks about the history of political advertising in the United States, according to a LSU news release.
Mann also discusses his upcoming book, “Daisy Petals and Mushroom Clouds: LBJ, Barry Goldwater and the Ad that Changed American Politics,” which centers on the “Daisy Girl” advertisement produced by Lyndon B. Johnson’s 1964 presidential campaign.
The commercial showed a young girl picking flower petals followed by the blinding flash of a nuclear explosion.
C-SPAN’s “Lectures in History” features university professors from across the country giving lectures on specific U.S. historical topics. For more information, or to watch episodes of the series, visit www.c-span.org/history/.