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    Growth of Lafayette, Indiana

    Joe Krause talked about the importance of geography, the railroad, and the Wabash and Erie Canal to the growth of Lafayette, Indiana. In the 1840s the canal stimulated trade in…

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    Octagon Museum and the Treaty of Ghent

    American History TV visited the Octagon Museum near the White House to mark the 200th anniversary of the December 24, 1814, signing of the Treaty of Ghent, which ended the War of 1812. A…

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    Book Discussion on Leo Strauss

    Robert Howse talked about his book, Leo Strauss: Man of Peace, about the life and career of the late University of Chicago professor Leo Strauss and discusses the influence that Strauss has…

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    Book Discussion on The Underground Girls of Kabul and Without You, There Is No Us

    Jenny Nordberg, author of The Underground Girls of Kabul: In Search of a Hidden Resistance in Afghanistan, and Suki Kim, author of Without You, There Is No Us: My Time with the Sons of…

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    After Words with William Deresiewicz

    William Deresiewicz talked about his book Excellent Sheep: The Miseducation of the American Elite and the Way to a Meaningful Life, in which he argues that the most sought after…

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    Politics and Humor with Seth Rogen

    Seth Rogen and Lizz Winstead spoke with Harvard Lampoon President Alexis Wilkinson about politics and humor. Topics included Mr. Rogen’s advocacy on Alzheimer’s…

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    Book Discussion on Band of Giants

    Jack Kelly talked about his book, Band of Giants: the Amateur Soldiers Who won America’s independence, about the lack of military experience that marked the Continental Army. In…

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    Operation Just Cause Invasion of Panama Scenes

    This was a short compilation of programming from the C-SPAN Video Library from December 1989 that included White House spokesman Marlin Fitzwater announcing Operation Just Cause, President…

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    Book Discussion on Red State

    Wayne Thorburn, former executive director of the Republican Party of Texas, talked about his book, Red State: An Insider’s Story of How the GOP Came to Dominate Texas Politics, in…

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    Political Messages in Pop Culture

    Adam Guillette talked about the Moving Picture Institute and the films it produces, which focus on conservative issues, liberty, government waste, and corruption. Mr. Guillette…

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    Cold War Nuclear Arms Race

    Virginia Commonwealth University instructor Christopher Saladino talked about the competition between the U.S and the Soviet Union (USSR) to build advanced nuclear weaponry. He…

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    Book Discussion on Losing Our Way

    Bob Herbert talked about his book, Losing Our Way: An Intimate Portrait of a Troubled America, in which he profiles people he met along his journey across the U.S. following the end of his…

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    Congress and the National Museum of the American Indian Act

    Panelists talked about Congress and the 1989 National Museum of the American Indian Act. 2014 marked the 25th anniversary of the National Museum of the American Indian Act. The…

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    Communicators with Craig Moffett and Michael Nathanson

    Craig Moffett and Michael Nathanson discussed the effect of video streaming on cable, satellite, and broadcast television. They discussed the development of web-streaming content by CBS…

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    Weekly Republican Address

    Representative Mike Kelly (R-PA) delivered the weekly Republican address. He talked about the importance of developing all forms of American energy for the sake of spurring job…

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    Weekly Presidential Address

    President Obama delivered his weekly address. He reflected on the progress the country had made in 2014, and in the six years of his presidency, recovering from the economic…

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    Patrick Cleburne at the Battle of Franklin

    A discussion on the Last Campaign in Tennessee during the Civil War.  This panel includes other subtopics such as General Patrick Cleburne.

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    Book Discussion on Nation Builder

    Charles Edel talked about his book, Nation Builder: John Quincy Adams and the Grand Strategy of the Republic, about John Quincy Adams' plans for the United States to become a global leader…

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    Book Discussion on Whistleblowers, Leaks, and the Media

    The editors and a contributor to the book Whistleblowers, Leaks and the Media: The First Amendment and National Security talked about the legal and policy issues surrounding the…

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    Senator Bob Menendez on Tony Blinken Nomination

    Senator Bob Menendez (D-NJ) expressed his support for Tony Blinken’s nomination to be deputy secretary of State.

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