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Hope, Through History Returns on June 30th

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C13Originals, from Cadence13 an Audacy company, announced the second season of Hope, Through History, from bestselling author Jon Meacham that explores pivotal moments of crisis in American history and how they shaped a nation in collaboration with The History Channel.

The first season of Hope, Through History, released in April 2020 as the Covid-19 pandemic was unfolding around the world, looked back at the 1918 Flu Pandemic; the Great Depression; World War II; the polio epidemic; and the Cuban Missile Crisis.

In season two, Meacham and guests will focus on new topics, exploring a different crisis on each installment of the five-episode series, including:

  • FDR, Churchill, and America’s Slow Walk to War
  • The Battle of Gettysburg and what this moment meant for the Civil War and the future of the country
  • George W. Bush and the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief
  • The sinking of the Lusitania, and the tragic event’s impact on leading the US into WWI and decades of isolation that followed
  • People Are Going to Die Here: Bloody Sunday and the Voting Rights Act

A trailer is available for the second season here, and the first episode will premiere on June 30th, 2021.

“We were so proud of the reaction from Season One, and feel confident that we have another special season that details how even our toughest and most challenging moments as a society can be overcome,” said Executive Producers of Hope, Through History, Jon Meacham and Cadence13 Chief Content Officer, Chris Corcoran.

“Overcoming adversity is something we all know too well after the last year. The stories and insights Jon Meacham uncovers in the new season of Hope, Through History urge listeners to heed lessons learned,” said Mark Garner, EVP Global Content Sales and Business Development, A+E Networks. “A+E Networks is delighted to again partner with Cadence13 for premium storytelling that is the hallmark of The HISTORY Channel.”

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