American History TV Schedule

Week of March 20 through March 27

All times and durations are subject to change

Saturday, March 25
8:00 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 25 min.Robert Bork Supreme Court Nomination Hearing 9:25 AM EDTApprox. 35 min.Robert Bork Confirmation Judiciary Committee Vote 10:00 AM EDTApprox. 25 min.American Artifacts National World War I Museum and MemorialWe travel to Kansas City, Missouri to learn about the National World War I Museum and Memorial, ... We travel to Kansas City, Missouri to learn about the National World War I Museum and Memorial, built to preserve the history of what was then called "The Great War" and to honor the Americans who served. Our guide is Matthew Naylor, president & CEO of the site. April 6, 2017, marks the centennial of U.S. entry into World War I.
10:25 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 20 min.Harriet Tubman's Life and LegacyHistorian Catherine Clinton talks about her book, "Harriet Tubman: The Road to Freedom." She ... Historian Catherine Clinton talks about her book, "Harriet Tubman: The Road to Freedom." She discusses Tubman's escape from slavery, her role as a conductor on the Underground Railroad and her life after the Civil War. Clinton explores what she argues are historical misconceptions about Tubman and addresses her renewed popularity in recent decades, culminating in the announcement that Tubman would be featured on the U.S. twenty dollar bill. 11:45 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 39 min.The Presidency Working in the Reagan Administration 1:24 PM EDTApprox. 46 min.Reel America AHTV - Report from the Aleutians 1943War Department film directed and narrated by John Huston. The documentary tells the story of the ... War Department film directed and narrated by John Huston. The documentary tells the story of the early stages of the Aleutian Islands Campaign during World War II and depicts the harsh weather and living conditions faced by U.S. forces. .
2:10 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 50 min.The Presidency Reagan Administration Policy in Latin AmericaHistorians explore Reagan administration policy in Latin America. They discuss the Iran-Contra ... Historians explore Reagan administration policy in Latin America. They discuss the Iran-Contra affair, economics, and human rights issues. The Clements Center for National Security at the University of Texas at Austin hosted the panel, which was part of a three-day conference titled "Ronald Reagan and the Transformation of Global Politics in the 1980's." 4:00 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 1 min.Booknotes History of America's FutureCo-authors Neil Howe and William Strauss sit down with C-SPAN's Brian Lamb to discuss their book ... Co-authors Neil Howe and William Strauss sit down with C-SPAN's Brian Lamb to discuss their book "Generations: The History of America's Future, 1584 to 2069." Beginning with the Puritans, the authors divide Americans into 18 generations, and distinguish four types of generations that they argue repeat in cycles, which can be used to explain history and predict future cultural trends. This was recorded in Washington, DC as part of C-SPAN's "Booknotes" series in 1991. 5:01 PM EDTApprox. 9 min.Colonial Economics in the Cape Fear RegionSee the Cape Fear Stories Exhibit at the Cape Fear Museum, which tells the history of Wilmington ... See the Cape Fear Stories Exhibit at the Cape Fear Museum, which tells the history of Wilmington and New Hanover County. Historian Jan Davidson says when colonists arrived the region was densely populated with long leaf pine trees, which were used to create tar. Ms. Davidson explains how tar production became an important part of the area's economy, and led to Wilmington becoming the largest city in North Carolina before the Civil War.
5:10 PM EDTApprox. 50 min.The Presidency Growing Up in the Kennedy FamilyJean Kennedy Smith, sister of President Kennedy, discusses her new memoir and shares personal ... Jean Kennedy Smith, sister of President Kennedy, discusses her new memoir and shares personal stories about her childhood. She describes the family's immigration to America and how they faced adversity in Boston because they were Irish Catholics. The presentation also touches on what it was like to live in the White House and Washington DC during Kennedy's presidency. 6:00 PM EDTApprox. 49 min.The Civil War Monuments & the Landscape of Civil War MemoryChristy Coleman, CEO of the American Civil War Museum, talks about the history of Civil War ... Christy Coleman, CEO of the American Civil War Museum, talks about the history of Civil War monuments and memorials. She touches on the controversy surrounding the Museum's decision concerning a donated Jefferson Davis statue, and then takes a look at how social forces during different time periods in America influenced the erection of Civil War statues and monuments, particularly in the South. This talk was the opening session of a day-long symposium held at the Library of Virginia in Richmond. 6:49 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 10 min.Teaching Underground Railroad HistoryA panel of historians discuss some on the most common misconceptions about the Underground ... A panel of historians discuss some on the most common misconceptions about the Underground Railroad and imagine what it might have been like to escape from slavery. The scholars explore how to make history more engaging in the classroom and the importance for all Americans of understanding the continuing legacy of slavery and freedom. This event is co-hosted by Park University and the National Archives in Kansas City, Missouri.
7:59 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 5 min.Lectures in History Appalachia in the American ImaginationOn "Lectures in History," Shepherd University professor Benjamin Bankhurst teaches a class on ... On "Lectures in History," Shepherd University professor Benjamin Bankhurst teaches a class on Appalachia in the American imagination. He describes how the regional stereotype has changed over time, from being viewed as "backwards hillbillies" during the Industrial Revolution, to a people respected for their folk culture in the early 20th century. 9:04 PM EDTApprox. 55 min.History of Hate Speech and Censorship in America 9:59 PM EDTApprox. 37 min.Reel America AHTV - Alaska Highway 1944U.S. Army Signal Corps film documenting the difficult task of building a 1,500 mile highway ... U.S. Army Signal Corps film documenting the difficult task of building a 1,500 mile highway through the Canadian wilderness as a World War II supply route from the lower 48 states to Fairbanks, Alaska. The highway connected several airfields and isolated ports on the Alaska panhandle. It was opened to the public in 1948.
10:36 PM EDTApprox. 20 min.Historians as Expert Witnesses 10:56 PM EDTApprox. 46 min.Reel America AHTV - Report from the Aleutians 1943War Department film directed and narrated by John Huston. The documentary tells the story of the ... War Department film directed and narrated by John Huston. The documentary tells the story of the early stages of the Aleutian Islands Campaign during World War II and depicts the harsh weather and living conditions faced by U.S. forces. . 11:42 PM EDTApprox. 19 min.U.S. Mexican Relations & Immigration
Sunday, March 26
12:01 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 4 min.Lectures in History Appalachia in the American ImaginationOn "Lectures in History," Shepherd University professor Benjamin Bankhurst teaches a class on ... On "Lectures in History," Shepherd University professor Benjamin Bankhurst teaches a class on Appalachia in the American imagination. He describes how the regional stereotype has changed over time, from being viewed as "backwards hillbillies" during the Industrial Revolution, to a people respected for their folk culture in the early 20th century. 1:05 AM EDTApprox. 56 min.History of Hate Speech and Censorship in America 2:01 AM EDTApprox. 59 min.Booknotes History of America's FutureCo-authors Neil Howe and William Strauss sit down with C-SPAN's Brian Lamb to discuss their book ... Co-authors Neil Howe and William Strauss sit down with C-SPAN's Brian Lamb to discuss their book "Generations: The History of America's Future, 1584 to 2069." Beginning with the Puritans, the authors divide Americans into 18 generations, and distinguish four types of generations that they argue repeat in cycles, which can be used to explain history and predict future cultural trends. This was recorded in Washington, DC as part of C-SPAN's "Booknotes" series in 1991.
3:00 AM EDTApprox. 10 min.Alexander Manly PapersSee the few remaining copies of The Daily Record, North Carolina's only daily African American ... See the few remaining copies of The Daily Record, North Carolina's only daily African American newspaper in the late 19th century. Cape Fear Museum Historian Jan Davidson shows the rare papers printed shortly before the deadly 1898 uprising, which destroyed the offices of The Daily Record. 3:10 AM EDTApprox. 50 min.The Presidency Growing Up in the Kennedy FamilyJean Kennedy Smith, sister of President Kennedy, discusses her new memoir and shares personal ... Jean Kennedy Smith, sister of President Kennedy, discusses her new memoir and shares personal stories about her childhood. She describes the family's immigration to America and how they faced adversity in Boston because they were Irish Catholics. The presentation also touches on what it was like to live in the White House and Washington DC during Kennedy's presidency. 4:00 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr.History of Hate Speech and Censorship in America
5:00 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 10 min.Teaching Underground Railroad HistoryA panel of historians discuss some on the most common misconceptions about the Underground ... A panel of historians discuss some on the most common misconceptions about the Underground Railroad and imagine what it might have been like to escape from slavery. The scholars explore how to make history more engaging in the classroom and the importance for all Americans of understanding the continuing legacy of slavery and freedom. This event is co-hosted by Park University and the National Archives in Kansas City, Missouri. 6:10 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 50 min.The Presidency Reagan Administration Policy in Latin AmericaHistorians explore Reagan administration policy in Latin America. They discuss the Iran-Contra ... Historians explore Reagan administration policy in Latin America. They discuss the Iran-Contra affair, economics, and human rights issues. The Clements Center for National Security at the University of Texas at Austin hosted the panel, which was part of a three-day conference titled "Ronald Reagan and the Transformation of Global Politics in the 1980's." 8:00 AM EDTApprox. 54 min.The Civil War Johnston and Sherman's April 1865 Meeting
8:54 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 5 min.History of Politics & ProhibitionTo mark the opening of the National Constitution Center's exhibit: "American Spirits: The Rise and ... To mark the opening of the National Constitution Center's exhibit: "American Spirits: The Rise and Fall of Prohibition" two historians with books about the era and the center's President and CEO Jeffrey Rosen discuss the history and politics of prohibition. The panel discusses the reasons for the movement against alcohol abuse beginning in the 19th century, and the problems with enforcing and then repealing the 18th amendment to the constitution. 9:59 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 11 min.The Presidency Nixon's Post-White House YearsNixon White House alumni talk about Richard Nixon's post-presidency. They discuss their roles in ... Nixon White House alumni talk about Richard Nixon's post-presidency. They discuss their roles in the Nixon-Frost interviews, his meetings in China, the writing of his memoir, and his return to public life. We also hear about Nixon's relationship with Ronald Reagan during the 1980 presidential campaign and his lasting impact on American politics. This was hosted by the Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum in Yorba Linda, California. 11:10 AM EDTApprox. 50 min.Hanging of Isaac Hayne During the American RevolutionAuthor C. L. Bragg discusses his new book, "Martyr of the American Revolution: The Execution of ... Author C. L. Bragg discusses his new book, "Martyr of the American Revolution: The Execution of Isaac Hayne, South Carolinian." In this illustrated talk, Bragg discusses the details and consequences of Hayne's death which was debated in the Continental Congress and the British Parliament. . On August 4, 1781 American militia Colonel Isaac Hayne was hanged by the British for treason in Charleston, South Carolina.
12:00 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 20 min.Oral Histories Explorations in Black Leadership with Elaine JonesElaine Jones served as President and Director-Counsel of the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational ... Elaine Jones served as President and Director-Counsel of the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund from 1993 to 2004, the first woman to hold the position. Ms. Jones is also the first African American woman to graduate from the University of Virginia School of Law and the first African American to serve on the American Bar Association's Board of Governors. This interview from the Explorations in Black Leadership collection was recorded in 2000. 1:20 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 20 min.Reflections on Public History & Museum Exhibits 2:40 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 20 min.KEYED AHTV Package for 'World War II War Crimes Trials
4:00 PM EDTApprox. 36 min.Reel America AHTV - Alaska Highway 1944U.S. Army Signal Corps film documenting the difficult task of building a 1,500 mile highway ... U.S. Army Signal Corps film documenting the difficult task of building a 1,500 mile highway through the Canadian wilderness as a World War II supply route from the lower 48 states to Fairbanks, Alaska. The highway connected several airfields and isolated ports on the Alaska panhandle. It was opened to the public in 1948. 4:36 PM EDTApprox. 20 min.Historians as Expert Witnesses 4:56 PM EDTApprox. 46 min.Reel America AHTV - Report from the Aleutians 1943War Department film directed and narrated by John Huston. The documentary tells the story of the ... War Department film directed and narrated by John Huston. The documentary tells the story of the early stages of the Aleutian Islands Campaign during World War II and depicts the harsh weather and living conditions faced by U.S. forces. .
5:42 PM EDTApprox. 18 min.U.S. Mexican Relations & Immigration 6:00 PM EDTApprox. 30 min.American Artifacts U.S. in World War IThe United States entered World War I a century ago on April 6th, 1917. In this program, we tour ... The United States entered World War I a century ago on April 6th, 1917. In this program, we tour the National World War One Museum and Memorial in Kansas City to learn about objects related to America's role in what was then called "The Great War." Our guide is Doran Cart, senior curator at the site. 6:30 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 10 min.History of Politics & ProhibitionTo mark the opening of the National Constitution Center's exhibit: "American Spirits: The Rise and ... To mark the opening of the National Constitution Center's exhibit: "American Spirits: The Rise and Fall of Prohibition" two historians with books about the era and the center's President and CEO Jeffrey Rosen discuss the history and politics of prohibition. The panel discusses the reasons for the movement against alcohol abuse beginning in the 19th century, and the problems with enforcing and then repealing the 18th amendment to the constitution.
7:40 PM EDTApprox. 20 min.The Military Welfare StateAmerican History TV was at the American Historical Association's annual meeting in Denver, ... American History TV was at the American Historical Association's annual meeting in Denver, Colorado where we spoke with historian Jennifer Mittelstadt about the rise of welfare programs for American veterns, especially in the 20th century. 8:00 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 10 min.The Presidency Nixon's Post-White House YearsNixon White House alumni talk about Richard Nixon's post-presidency. They discuss their roles in ... Nixon White House alumni talk about Richard Nixon's post-presidency. They discuss their roles in the Nixon-Frost interviews, his meetings in China, the writing of his memoir, and his return to public life. We also hear about Nixon's relationship with Ronald Reagan during the 1980 presidential campaign and his lasting impact on American politics. This was hosted by the Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum in Yorba Linda, California. 9:10 PM EDTApprox. 50 min.Hanging of Isaac Hayne During the American RevolutionAuthor C. L. Bragg discusses his new book, "Martyr of the American Revolution: The Execution of ... Author C. L. Bragg discusses his new book, "Martyr of the American Revolution: The Execution of Isaac Hayne, South Carolinian." In this illustrated talk, Bragg discusses the details and consequences of Hayne's death which was debated in the Continental Congress and the British Parliament. . On August 4, 1781 American militia Colonel Isaac Hayne was hanged by the British for treason in Charleston, South Carolina.
10:00 PM EDTApprox. 30 min.American Artifacts U.S. in World War IThe United States entered World War I a century ago on April 6th, 1917. In this program, we tour ... The United States entered World War I a century ago on April 6th, 1917. In this program, we tour the National World War One Museum and Memorial in Kansas City to learn about objects related to America's role in what was then called "The Great War." Our guide is Doran Cart, senior curator at the site. 10:30 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 10 min.History of Politics & ProhibitionTo mark the opening of the National Constitution Center's exhibit: "American Spirits: The Rise and ... To mark the opening of the National Constitution Center's exhibit: "American Spirits: The Rise and Fall of Prohibition" two historians with books about the era and the center's President and CEO Jeffrey Rosen discuss the history and politics of prohibition. The panel discusses the reasons for the movement against alcohol abuse beginning in the 19th century, and the problems with enforcing and then repealing the 18th amendment to the constitution. 11:40 PM EDTApprox. 20 min.The Military Welfare StateAmerican History TV was at the American Historical Association's annual meeting in Denver, ... American History TV was at the American Historical Association's annual meeting in Denver, Colorado where we spoke with historian Jennifer Mittelstadt about the rise of welfare programs for American veterns, especially in the 20th century.
Monday, March 27
12:00 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 11 min.The Presidency Nixon's Post-White House YearsNixon White House alumni talk about Richard Nixon's post-presidency. They discuss their roles in ... Nixon White House alumni talk about Richard Nixon's post-presidency. They discuss their roles in the Nixon-Frost interviews, his meetings in China, the writing of his memoir, and his return to public life. We also hear about Nixon's relationship with Ronald Reagan during the 1980 presidential campaign and his lasting impact on American politics. This was hosted by the Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum in Yorba Linda, California. 1:11 AM EDTApprox. 49 min.Hanging of Isaac Hayne During the American RevolutionAuthor C. L. Bragg discusses his new book, "Martyr of the American Revolution: The Execution of ... Author C. L. Bragg discusses his new book, "Martyr of the American Revolution: The Execution of Isaac Hayne, South Carolinian." In this illustrated talk, Bragg discusses the details and consequences of Hayne's death which was debated in the Continental Congress and the British Parliament. . On August 4, 1781 American militia Colonel Isaac Hayne was hanged by the British for treason in Charleston, South Carolina. 2:00 AM EDTApprox. 36 min.Reel America AHTV - Alaska Highway 1944U.S. Army Signal Corps film documenting the difficult task of building a 1,500 mile highway ... U.S. Army Signal Corps film documenting the difficult task of building a 1,500 mile highway through the Canadian wilderness as a World War II supply route from the lower 48 states to Fairbanks, Alaska. The highway connected several airfields and isolated ports on the Alaska panhandle. It was opened to the public in 1948.
2:36 AM EDTApprox. 21 min.Historians as Expert Witnesses 2:57 AM EDTApprox. 45 min.Reel America AHTV - Report from the Aleutians 1943War Department film directed and narrated by John Huston. The documentary tells the story of the ... War Department film directed and narrated by John Huston. The documentary tells the story of the early stages of the Aleutian Islands Campaign during World War II and depicts the harsh weather and living conditions faced by U.S. forces. . 3:42 AM EDTApprox. 19 min.U.S. Mexican Relations & Immigration
4:01 AM EDTApprox. 29 min.American Artifacts U.S. in World War IThe United States entered World War I a century ago on April 6th, 1917. In this program, we tour ... The United States entered World War I a century ago on April 6th, 1917. In this program, we tour the National World War One Museum and Memorial in Kansas City to learn about objects related to America's role in what was then called "The Great War." Our guide is Doran Cart, senior curator at the site. 4:30 AM EDTApprox. 55 min.Hanging of Isaac Hayne During the American RevolutionAuthor C. L. Bragg discusses his new book, "Martyr of the American Revolution: The Execution of ... Author C. L. Bragg discusses his new book, "Martyr of the American Revolution: The Execution of Isaac Hayne, South Carolinian." In this illustrated talk, Bragg discusses the details and consequences of Hayne's death which was debated in the Continental Congress and the British Parliament. . On August 4, 1781 American militia Colonel Isaac Hayne was hanged by the British for treason in Charleston, South Carolina. 5:25 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 16 min.Reflections on Public History & Museum Exhibits
6:41 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 18 min.Oral Histories Explorations in Black Leadership with Elaine JonesElaine Jones served as President and Director-Counsel of the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational ... Elaine Jones served as President and Director-Counsel of the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund from 1993 to 2004, the first woman to hold the position. Ms. Jones is also the first African American woman to graduate from the University of Virginia School of Law and the first African American to serve on the American Bar Association's Board of Governors. This interview from the Explorations in Black Leadership collection was recorded in 2000.