Filter by

Oral Histories

Sorted by Most Recent Airing

Showing 1 - 20 of 236 Show 100
  • [alt text]

    Gwen Ifill Oral History Interview

    Gwen Ifill talked about her start and her career in journalism. Ms. Ifill spoke about her upbringing as the daughter of an outspoken African Methodist Episcopal minister, her work as both a print…

  • [alt text]

    Senator Daniel Akaka Oral History Interview

    Senator Daniel Akaka (D-HI) talked about growing up in Hawaii, witnessing the attack on Pearl Harbor, and how that event affected native Hawaiians and led to the Senator’s service in the…

  • [alt text]

    Pearl Harbor Oral Histories, Part 2

    Crewmen of the USS Arizona who survived the December 7, 1941, attack on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, spoke to National Park Service interviewers about their experiences in the attack and their…

  • [alt text]

    Pearl Harbor Oral Histories, Part 1

    Veterans and survivors of the December 7, 1941, attack on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii spoke to National Park Service interviewers about their experiences in the attack and their impressions of the…

  • [alt text]

    75th Anniversary of Pearl Harbor

    A special program noting the 75th anniversary of Japan’s bombing of Pearl Harbor; the December 7, 1941 attack that prompted the U.S. entry into World War II. President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s Dec. 8, 1941 address…

  • [alt text]

    Gary Walters on September 11, 2001

    Former White House Chief Usher Gary Walters talked about the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. He stayed at his post in the evacuated White House, seeing to the needs of the president and…

  • [alt text]

    Former Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle on September 11, 2001

    Former Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle was among the congressional leaders evacuated by helicopter to a secure undisclosed location on September 11, 2001. He recounted his experiences…

  • [alt text]

    Rear Admiral David Thomas on September 11, 2001

    Rear Admiral David Thomas described his actions on September 11, 2001. Then a captain, he was at a meeting at the Pentagon when terrorists attacks began. He described the inside of the…

  • [alt text]

    Major Heather Penney on September 11, 2001

    Major Heather Penney talked about her actions on September 11, 2001. Then a lieutenant, she was one of the first District of Columbia Air National Guard F-16 pilots scrambled from Andrews…

  • [alt text]

    Mary Beth Cahill on September 11, 2001

    Mary Beth Cahill talked about the events of September 11, 2001, when she was Senator Edward Kennedy’s chief of staff. She recalled that first lady Laura Bush arrived on Capitol Hill early…

  • [alt text]

    John Jester on September 11, 2001

    John Jester talked about the September 11, 2001, terrorist attack on the Pentagon. He was in his Pentagon office that morning as he heard a low rumble as a commercial plane tore through the…

  • [alt text]

    Mary Matalin on September 11, 2001

    Mary Matalin was a top aide to Vice President Dick Cheney and was with him on September 11, 2001, when the Secret Service physically removed him from the White House offices to a secure…

  • [alt text]

    Wally Funk Oral History Interview

    Wally Funk was interviewed about her life and career. In 1961, Mary Wallace Funk volunteered for the “Women in Space” Program. A group of women went to the Lovelace Clinic, where the Mercury astronauts had…

  • [alt text]

    Gerry Griffin Oral History Interview, Part 1

    In the first of this two-part interview, former NASA flight director, flight controller and Johnson Space Center director, Gerald Griffin talked about his role on the Gemini project. He also…

  • [alt text]

    Mary Futrell Oral History Interview

    Julian Bond interviewed Mary Futrell about her role as a leader and as the first African-American woman president of the National Education Association.

  • [alt text]

    Armstrong Williams Oral History Interview

    Armstrong Williams talked about his father’s influence on his upbringing, his internship working for South Carolina Senator Strom Thurmond, and his involvement in the Clarence Thomas U.S.…

  • [alt text]

    Black Leadership Oral Histories

    Phyllis Leffler of the University of Virginia talked about her oral history project, “Explorations in Black Leadership.”

  • [alt text]

    William Raspberry Oral History Interview

    William Raspberry, who worked almost 40 years for the Washington Post before retiring in 2005, talked about his childhood in Mississippi, his commitment to education, and the importance of…

  • [alt text]

    George Elsey Oral History Interview, Part 1

    George Elsey talked about highlights of his public service career, which began with his World War II assignment to the White House Map Room President Roosevelt’s intelligence and communications center. Mr. Elsey…

  • [alt text]

    Benjamin Ferencz Oral History Interview, Part 3

    Benjamin Ferencz, former chief prosecutor for the United States in the Einsatzgruppen Case, talks about his role in the war crimes trials at Nuremberg after World War II. Mr. Ferencz was…

  • Load 20 More