American History TV Schedule

Week of May 19 through May 26

All times and durations are subject to change

Saturday, May 20
8:00 AM EDTApprox. 30 min.Reel America Nurses in the Army - 1954"Nurses in the Army" looks at the work of peacetime nurses in the mid-1950s in Korea, Japan, ... "Nurses in the Army" looks at the work of peacetime nurses in the mid-1950s in Korea, Japan, Hawaii, and Germany. This is an episode of "The Big Picture," a weekly television series produced by the U.S. Army between 1950 and 1975. The program was recently restored by the National Archives. 8:30 AM EDTApprox. 14 min.Battle of TrentonThe Battle of Trenton marked a turning point for American troops early in the Revolutionary War. ... The Battle of Trenton marked a turning point for American troops early in the Revolutionary War. American troops under the command of General George Washington attacked Hessian soldiers camped in Trenton on Christmas Day 1776. Historian Ralph Siegel tours the battlefield in downtown Trenton. 8:44 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 30 min.History of Privacy in Modern AmericaHistorians talk about the history of people's rights to privacy and explore the tensions between ... Historians talk about the history of people's rights to privacy and explore the tensions between privacy, freedom of the press, convenience and national security. They also discuss how recent internet surveillance cases impact people's privacy today. The Organization of American Historians hosted this event at their annual meeting in New Orleans.
10:14 AM EDTApprox. 10 min.William Trent HouseThe William Trent House is the oldest house in Trenton. William Trent, a wealthy merchant from ... The William Trent House is the oldest house in Trenton. William Trent, a wealthy merchant from Philadelphia, built the house in 1719. Acting Director Samantha Luft explains the home's nearly 300 year history. 10:24 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 11 min.Communism & the 1926 Passaic Textile StrikeHistorian Jacob Zumoff talks about the Passaic, New Jersey Textile Strike in 1926, whcih was the ... Historian Jacob Zumoff talks about the Passaic, New Jersey Textile Strike in 1926, whcih was the first Communist-led strike in the United States. Zumoff discusses how the strike affected public perception of Communism and he explores the legacies of the strike today. The Tamiment Library in New York City hosted this event. 11:35 AM EDTApprox. 10 min.Washington Crossing the DelawareGeneral George Washington and over 2,000 of his troops crossed the Delaware River on a snowy ... General George Washington and over 2,000 of his troops crossed the Delaware River on a snowy Christmas night in 1776. Washington Crossing State Park Historian Clay Craighead describes the harrowing experience that began Washington's surprise assault on Trenton.
11:45 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 5 min.The Presidency A Vision for America Book TalkPresident John F. Kennedy was born 100 years ago on May 29, 1917. To mark this centennial, the ... President John F. Kennedy was born 100 years ago on May 29, 1917. To mark this centennial, the National Archives hosts a conversation with his nephew, Stephen Kennedy Smith, and presidential historian Douglas Brinkley, who are the co-editors of the book "JFK: A Vision for America." They reflect on the 35th president's life and legacy, his administration's "New Frontier" policies, and his conception of the American identity. 12:50 PM EDTApprox. 56 min.Jewish Refugees on the St. LouisIn 1939, some 900 Jewish refugees sailed from Hamburg, Germany for Cuba on the ship St. Louis in ... In 1939, some 900 Jewish refugees sailed from Hamburg, Germany for Cuba on the ship St. Louis in an attempt to escape Nazi persecution. Cuba refused most of them and the United States turned the ship away, forcing the refugees to return to Europe. In this program, historians from the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum talk about the St. Louis' journey and the fate of its passengers. The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights hosted this event. 1:46 PM EDTApprox. 14 min.Trenton Driving TourTour the city of Trenton with architect and Trenton Historical Society member John Hatch. Ride ... Tour the city of Trenton with architect and Trenton Historical Society member John Hatch. Ride along with Hatch as he takes our cameras through the city to highlight some of its most historic locations.
2:00 PM EDTApprox. 30 min.American Artifacts Slavery & Freedom Exhibit TourMuseum Specialist & Co-Curator Mary Elliott gives a tour of the "Slavery & Freedom: 1400-1877" ... Museum Specialist & Co-Curator Mary Elliott gives a tour of the "Slavery & Freedom: 1400-1877" exhibit inside the History Galleries of the National Museum of African American History & Culture. 2:30 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 18 min.Millennials & SocialismA panel discussion on millennials and socialism with history and english professors from Grove ... A panel discussion on millennials and socialism with history and english professors from Grove City College in Pennsylvania. The first speaker explores the early stages and the passing of the Pure Food and Drug Act of 1906, the second argues for the use of literary materials such as dystopian novels to explore socialism, and the third panelist talks about how millennials use "spoken word" poetry for self-expression. The Center for Vision and Values at Grove City College hosted this event, which was part of a conference titled, "The God that Failed: Communism & Socialism Then and Now." 3:48 PM EDTApprox. 12 min.Old Barracks MuseumThe Old Barracks are the oldest remaining military barracks in New Jersey. The Revolutionary War ... The Old Barracks are the oldest remaining military barracks in New Jersey. The Revolutionary War site was built in 1758 and played a role in the French and Indian War and the Battle of Trenton in 1776. Old Barracks Museum Program Coordinator Lauren Ronaghan tours the barracks and explains the lives of the British, Hessian, and American soldiers who once lived there.
4:00 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr.History Bookshelf Life After Nuclear WarOn August 9, 1945, three days after the bombing of Hiroshima, Japan, the United States dropped an ... On August 9, 1945, three days after the bombing of Hiroshima, Japan, the United States dropped an atomic bomb over the city of Nagasaki. Susan Southard talks about her book, "Nagasaki: Life After Nuclear War," on the effects the bomb had on the city and people. This was recorded at the Changing Hands Bookstore in Tempe, Arizona in 2015. 5:00 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr.Career of General George MarshallVietnam veteran, author & historian Josiah Bunting discusses the career of General George C. ... Vietnam veteran, author & historian Josiah Bunting discusses the career of General George C. Marshall, the U.S. Army Chief of Staff who oversaw Allied strategy during WWII. He also served as Secretary of State and Defense under President Truman and was responsible for the Marshall Plan which helped to rebuild Europe after the war and earned Marshall a Nobel Peace Prize. Bunting discusses General Marshall's military career and his relationship with Presidents Roosevelt, Truman and Eisenhower. 6:00 PM EDTApprox. 59 min.The Civil War Leadership of Confederate Col. John S. MosbyHistorian Eric Buckland talks about the leadership qualities and military exploits of Confederate ... Historian Eric Buckland talks about the leadership qualities and military exploits of Confederate Colonel John S. Mosby. After serving under Confederate cavalry commander J.E.B. Stuart early in the war, in 1863 Mosby formed and took command of his own ranger battalion, and the unit gained notoriety for its raids behind Union lines. This talk was part of a day-long seminar on Civil War leadership hosted by Longwood University in Farmville, Virginia, and Appomattox Court House National Historical Park.
6:59 PM EDTApprox. 44 min.The Civil War 1864 Shenandoah Valley CampaignsHistorian Edward Ayers looks at the 1864 Shenandoah Valley campaigns during the Civil War. He ... Historian Edward Ayers looks at the 1864 Shenandoah Valley campaigns during the Civil War. He talks about the strategic importance of the valley to both the Union and the Confederacy and discusses the battles and raids that took place in the valley during that year. He also describes the interactions in the valley between Union troops, Confederate women, and freed slaves. This talk was part of a conference hosted by the University of Virginia's Center for Civil War History. 7:43 PM EDTApprox. 16 min.New Jersey State CapitolThe New Jersey State Capitol dates back to 1792. It houses one of the oldest legislatures in the ... The New Jersey State Capitol dates back to 1792. It houses one of the oldest legislatures in the country, and has undergone more than a dozen renovations and expansions since it was built. Head of Capitol Tours David April tours the building and highlights the Rotunda, Governor's office and legislative chambers. 7:59 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 11 min.Lectures in History The Civil War & Emancipation PolicyGeorgetown University professor Brian Taylor teaches a class on the military strategy and ... Georgetown University professor Brian Taylor teaches a class on the military strategy and political policy goals of emancipation during the Civil War. He talks about how ending slavery became a major goal for the Union as the war progressed and discusses the piecemeal ways slavery was ended in border states and in Confederate territory. He argues that emancipation was a process achieved gradually, rather than happening just by the Emancipation Proclamation or the 13th Amendment.
9:10 PM EDTApprox. 10 min.Washington Crossing the DelawareGeneral George Washington and over 2,000 of his troops crossed the Delaware River on a snowy ... General George Washington and over 2,000 of his troops crossed the Delaware River on a snowy Christmas night in 1776. Washington Crossing State Park Historian Clay Craighead describes the harrowing experience that began Washington's surprise assault on Trenton. 9:20 PM EDTApprox. 11 min.American Artifacts Piscataway ParkA look at the history of the park and its relation to Mount Vernon accross the river. maybe write ... A look at the history of the park and its relation to Mount Vernon accross the river. maybe write more 9:31 PM EDTApprox. 18 min.Roebling Company & Building TrentonAt one time the Roebling Company was the largest employer in Trenton. Executive Director of The ... At one time the Roebling Company was the largest employer in Trenton. Executive Director of The Roebling Museum Varissa McMickens Blair explains how German-born engineer John A. Roebling pioneered the design that made it possible to build some of America's most iconic bridges, including the Brooklyn Bridge in New York and the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco.
9:49 PM EDTApprox. 11 min.History of Newspaper BoysAmerican History TV was at the Organization of American Historians' annual meeting in New Orleans ... American History TV was at the Organization of American Historians' annual meeting in New Orleans where we spoke with historian Vincent DiGirolamo about what life was like for newspaper boys both in the cities and on the railroads in the 19th and 20th centuries. 10:00 PM EDTApprox. 7 min.Reel America Paul Kengor on CBS's Town Meeting of the World 10:07 PM EDTApprox. 53 min.Reel America AHTV - CBS News Town Meeting of the WorldCBS News special conversation with Sen. Robert Kennedy (D-New York) and Gov. Ronald Reagan ... CBS News special conversation with Sen. Robert Kennedy (D-New York) and Gov. Ronald Reagan (R-California) taking questions via satellite from a group of international students in London at the BBC. The topic is "The Image of America and the Youth of the World" but many of the questions concerned U.S. policy in Vietnam.
11:00 PM EDTApprox. 10 min.Reel America Paul Kengor on CBS's Town Meeting of the World Part 2Grove City College political science professor Paul Kengor, author of the National Review article ... Grove City College political science professor Paul Kengor, author of the National Review article "The Great Forgotten Debate," follows the May 15, 1967 CBS program "Town Meeting of the World" with concluding remarks. The CBS program included California Governor Ronald Reagan and New York Senator Robert Kennedy discussing via satellite "The Image of America and the Youth of the World" with a group of international students in London. 11:10 PM EDTApprox. 50 min.President James Madison's Life & CareerAuthor Lynne Cheney discusses President James Madison's personality, health problems and political ... Author Lynne Cheney discusses President James Madison's personality, health problems and political career. She also talks about the influential women in Madison's life. Her book on the fourth president, first published in 2014, is "James Madison: A Life Reconsidered." Following her lecture, she sits down to explain her writing process and Madison's relationship with the other Founders. She also previews her upcoming book about the four Founding Fathers from Virginia. The Society of the Four Arts in Palm Beach, Florida hosted the program.
Sunday, May 21
12:00 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 10 min.Lectures in History The Civil War & Emancipation PolicyGeorgetown University professor Brian Taylor teaches a class on the military strategy and ... Georgetown University professor Brian Taylor teaches a class on the military strategy and political policy goals of emancipation during the Civil War. He talks about how ending slavery became a major goal for the Union as the war progressed and discusses the piecemeal ways slavery was ended in border states and in Confederate territory. He argues that emancipation was a process achieved gradually, rather than happening just by the Emancipation Proclamation or the 13th Amendment. 1:10 AM EDTApprox. 12 min.History of Newspaper BoysAmerican History TV was at the Organization of American Historians' annual meeting in New Orleans ... American History TV was at the Organization of American Historians' annual meeting in New Orleans where we spoke with historian Vincent DiGirolamo about what life was like for newspaper boys both in the cities and on the railroads in the 19th and 20th centuries. 1:22 AM EDTApprox. 18 min.Roebling Company & Building TrentonAt one time the Roebling Company was the largest employer in Trenton. Executive Director of The ... At one time the Roebling Company was the largest employer in Trenton. Executive Director of The Roebling Museum Varissa McMickens Blair explains how German-born engineer John A. Roebling pioneered the design that made it possible to build some of America's most iconic bridges, including the Brooklyn Bridge in New York and the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco.
1:40 AM EDTApprox. 11 min.American Artifacts Piscataway ParkA look at the history of the park and its relation to Mount Vernon accross the river. maybe write ... A look at the history of the park and its relation to Mount Vernon accross the river. maybe write more 1:51 AM EDTApprox. 10 min.Washington Crossing the DelawareGeneral George Washington and over 2,000 of his troops crossed the Delaware River on a snowy ... General George Washington and over 2,000 of his troops crossed the Delaware River on a snowy Christmas night in 1776. Washington Crossing State Park Historian Clay Craighead describes the harrowing experience that began Washington's surprise assault on Trenton. 2:01 AM EDTApprox. 59 min.History Bookshelf Life After Nuclear WarOn August 9, 1945, three days after the bombing of Hiroshima, Japan, the United States dropped an ... On August 9, 1945, three days after the bombing of Hiroshima, Japan, the United States dropped an atomic bomb over the city of Nagasaki. Susan Southard talks about her book, "Nagasaki: Life After Nuclear War," on the effects the bomb had on the city and people. This was recorded at the Changing Hands Bookstore in Tempe, Arizona in 2015.
3:00 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr.Career of General George MarshallVietnam veteran, author & historian Josiah Bunting discusses the career of General George C. ... Vietnam veteran, author & historian Josiah Bunting discusses the career of General George C. Marshall, the U.S. Army Chief of Staff who oversaw Allied strategy during WWII. He also served as Secretary of State and Defense under President Truman and was responsible for the Marshall Plan which helped to rebuild Europe after the war and earned Marshall a Nobel Peace Prize. Bunting discusses General Marshall's military career and his relationship with Presidents Roosevelt, Truman and Eisenhower. 4:00 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 5 min.The Presidency A Vision for America Book TalkPresident John F. Kennedy was born 100 years ago on May 29, 1917. To mark this centennial, the ... President John F. Kennedy was born 100 years ago on May 29, 1917. To mark this centennial, the National Archives hosts a conversation with his nephew, Stephen Kennedy Smith, and presidential historian Douglas Brinkley, who are the co-editors of the book "JFK: A Vision for America." They reflect on the 35th president's life and legacy, his administration's "New Frontier" policies, and his conception of the American identity. 5:05 AM EDTApprox. 15 min.Battle of TrentonThe Battle of Trenton marked a turning point for American troops early in the Revolutionary War. ... The Battle of Trenton marked a turning point for American troops early in the Revolutionary War. American troops under the command of General George Washington attacked Hessian soldiers camped in Trenton on Christmas Day 1776. Historian Ralph Siegel tours the battlefield in downtown Trenton.
5:20 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 10 min.Communism & the 1926 Passaic Textile StrikeHistorian Jacob Zumoff talks about the Passaic, New Jersey Textile Strike in 1926, whcih was the ... Historian Jacob Zumoff talks about the Passaic, New Jersey Textile Strike in 1926, whcih was the first Communist-led strike in the United States. Zumoff discusses how the strike affected public perception of Communism and he explores the legacies of the strike today. The Tamiment Library in New York City hosted this event. 6:30 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 17 min.Millennials & SocialismA panel discussion on millennials and socialism with history and english professors from Grove ... A panel discussion on millennials and socialism with history and english professors from Grove City College in Pennsylvania. The first speaker explores the early stages and the passing of the Pure Food and Drug Act of 1906, the second argues for the use of literary materials such as dystopian novels to explore socialism, and the third panelist talks about how millennials use "spoken word" poetry for self-expression. The Center for Vision and Values at Grove City College hosted this event, which was part of a conference titled, "The God that Failed: Communism & Socialism Then and Now." 7:47 AM EDTApprox. 13 min.Trenton Driving TourTour the city of Trenton with architect and Trenton Historical Society member John Hatch. Ride ... Tour the city of Trenton with architect and Trenton Historical Society member John Hatch. Ride along with Hatch as he takes our cameras through the city to highlight some of its most historic locations.
8:00 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr.The Presidency James Monroe's Highland HomeIn April 2016, archaeologists announced that the structure long thought to be James Monroe's home ... In April 2016, archaeologists announced that the structure long thought to be James Monroe's home was actually his guest house. Executive director Sara Bon-Harper talks about these recent findings at Highland, the site of the fifth president's Virginia home. The house was actually destroyed by fire in the mid-19th century and, over time, Monroe's guest house was mislabeled as a wing of his original home. The Mosby Heritage Area Association hosted this event in Leesburg, Virginia, which was part of a symposium titled "James Monroe Presidential Inauguration: A Bicentennial Commemoration and Reflection." 9:00 AM EDTApprox. 10 min.William Trent HouseThe William Trent House is the oldest house in Trenton. William Trent, a wealthy merchant from ... The William Trent House is the oldest house in Trenton. William Trent, a wealthy merchant from Philadelphia, built the house in 1719. Acting Director Samantha Luft explains the home's nearly 300 year history. 9:10 AM EDTApprox. 15 min.Rockefeller Foundation PhilanthropyAmerican History TV was at the Organization of American Historians' annual meeting in New Orleans ... American History TV was at the Organization of American Historians' annual meeting in New Orleans where we spoke with historian Barbara Shubinski about how the Rockefeller's philanthropic mission started as well as what the foundation does today.
9:25 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 5 min.The Civil War African American Heroines of the Civil WarAuthor and historian C.R. Gibbs highlights the achievements of several African American women of ... Author and historian C.R. Gibbs highlights the achievements of several African American women of the Civil War period, focusing on individuals he says have been overlooked. Mr. Gibbs tells the stories of black women who worked as nurses, soldiers and spies for the Union Army, as well as women who were abolitionists or leaders on the Underground Railroad. This event took place at the African American Civil War Memorial and Museum and was organized by the Historical Society of Washington, DC. 10:30 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 10 min.Lectures in History 1968 Presidential ElectionOn "Lectures in History," University of Washington professor Margaret O'Mara teaches a class about ... On "Lectures in History," University of Washington professor Margaret O'Mara teaches a class about the 1968 presidential election and the events that impacted the outcome. She talks about how the Vietnam War eroded political support for President Lyndon Johnson and helped lead to his decision not to seek reelection. She also describes -- month by month -- events leading up the election, such as student protests, the rise of the Black Power movement, and the assassinations of Martin Luther King Jr. and Robert Kennedy. 11:40 AM EDTApprox. 55 min.U.S. Army Women Telephone Operators in World War IHistorian and author Elizabeth Cobbs talks about the women who served overseas as telephone ... Historian and author Elizabeth Cobbs talks about the women who served overseas as telephone operators in the U.S. Army Signal Corps during World War I. She also explores how their service impacted the women's suffrage movement in the U.S., and she discusses the six decade fight by these women to be recognized as military veterans. The National Archives in Washington, DC hosted this event.
12:35 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 25 min.Relationship Between Washington & HamiltonAlexander Hamilton Awareness Society President Rand Scholet discusses the relationship between ... Alexander Hamilton Awareness Society President Rand Scholet discusses the relationship between Hamilton and George Washington. He spoke at Washington Crossing State Park in Pennsylvania. Introducing Mr. Scholet is the gentleman who portrays George Washington at Mount Vernon. 2:00 PM EDTApprox. 56 min.Trenton Weekend OpenWe visit Trenton, New Jersey on American History TV to learn about the history of the city from ... We visit Trenton, New Jersey on American History TV to learn about the history of the city from local experts and historians. 2:56 PM EDTApprox. 16 min.New Jersey State CapitolThe New Jersey State Capitol dates back to 1792. It houses one of the oldest legislatures in the ... The New Jersey State Capitol dates back to 1792. It houses one of the oldest legislatures in the country, and has undergone more than a dozen renovations and expansions since it was built. Head of Capitol Tours David April tours the building and highlights the Rotunda, Governor's office and legislative chambers.
3:12 PM EDTApprox. 18 min.Roebling Company & Building TrentonAt one time the Roebling Company was the largest employer in Trenton. Executive Director of The ... At one time the Roebling Company was the largest employer in Trenton. Executive Director of The Roebling Museum Varissa McMickens Blair explains how German-born engineer John A. Roebling pioneered the design that made it possible to build some of America's most iconic bridges, including the Brooklyn Bridge in New York and the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco. 3:30 PM EDTApprox. 15 min.American Artifacts Piscataway ParkA look at the history of the park and its relation to Mount Vernon accross the river. maybe write ... A look at the history of the park and its relation to Mount Vernon accross the river. maybe write more 3:45 PM EDTApprox. 15 min.History of Newspaper BoysAmerican History TV was at the Organization of American Historians' annual meeting in New Orleans ... American History TV was at the Organization of American Historians' annual meeting in New Orleans where we spoke with historian Vincent DiGirolamo about what life was like for newspaper boys both in the cities and on the railroads in the 19th and 20th centuries.
4:00 PM EDTApprox. 7 min.Reel America Paul Kengor on CBS's Town Meeting of the World 4:07 PM EDTApprox. 53 min.Reel America AHTV - CBS News Town Meeting of the WorldCBS News special conversation with Sen. Robert Kennedy (D-New York) and Gov. Ronald Reagan ... CBS News special conversation with Sen. Robert Kennedy (D-New York) and Gov. Ronald Reagan (R-California) taking questions via satellite from a group of international students in London at the BBC. The topic is "The Image of America and the Youth of the World" but many of the questions concerned U.S. policy in Vietnam. 5:00 PM EDTApprox. 10 min.Reel America Paul Kengor on CBS's Town Meeting of the World Part 2Grove City College political science professor Paul Kengor, author of the National Review article ... Grove City College political science professor Paul Kengor, author of the National Review article "The Great Forgotten Debate," follows the May 15, 1967 CBS program "Town Meeting of the World" with concluding remarks. The CBS program included California Governor Ronald Reagan and New York Senator Robert Kennedy discussing via satellite "The Image of America and the Youth of the World" with a group of international students in London.
5:10 PM EDTApprox. 50 min.President James Madison's Life & CareerAuthor Lynne Cheney discusses President James Madison's personality, health problems and political ... Author Lynne Cheney discusses President James Madison's personality, health problems and political career. She also talks about the influential women in Madison's life. Her book on the fourth president, first published in 2014, is "James Madison: A Life Reconsidered." Following her lecture, she sits down to explain her writing process and Madison's relationship with the other Founders. She also previews her upcoming book about the four Founding Fathers from Virginia. The Society of the Four Arts in Palm Beach, Florida hosted the program. 6:00 PM EDTApprox. 35 min.American Artifacts Segregation Through Freedom Exhibits 1877-2000sNational Museum of African American History & Culture Senior Curator William Pretzer gives a tour ... National Museum of African American History & Culture Senior Curator William Pretzer gives a tour of exhibits that cover the period from 1877 through the Civil Rights Era. 6:35 PM EDTApprox. 9 min.Washington Crossing the DelawareGeneral George Washington and over 2,000 of his troops crossed the Delaware River on a snowy ... General George Washington and over 2,000 of his troops crossed the Delaware River on a snowy Christmas night in 1776. Washington Crossing State Park Historian Clay Craighead describes the harrowing experience that began Washington's surprise assault on Trenton.
6:44 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr.1790 Congressional Debate on Slavery & RaceHistory professor Paul Polgar talks about the federal Congress' first national debate on slavery ... History professor Paul Polgar talks about the federal Congress' first national debate on slavery and race held in 1790. Professor Polgar argues that this discussion; which focused on Congress' ability to interfere with slavery and with immigration and the definition of citizenship, set the tone for race in America for the next seven decades. 7:44 PM EDTApprox. 15 min.New Jersey State CapitolThe New Jersey State Capitol dates back to 1792. It houses one of the oldest legislatures in the ... The New Jersey State Capitol dates back to 1792. It houses one of the oldest legislatures in the country, and has undergone more than a dozen renovations and expansions since it was built. Head of Capitol Tours David April tours the building and highlights the Rotunda, Governor's office and legislative chambers. 7:59 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 1 min.The Presidency Abraham Lincoln & Joshua SpeedHistory professor and psychoanalyst Charles Strozier discusses letters exchanged by Abraham ... History professor and psychoanalyst Charles Strozier discusses letters exchanged by Abraham Lincoln and his friend Joshua Speed. Strozier is the author of, "Your Friend Forever, A. Lincoln: The Enduring Friendship of Abraham Lincoln and Joshua Speed." The Lincoln Group of the District of Columbia sponsored this event in Washington, DC.
9:00 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr.Reflections on U.S. Entry into World War IA panel of historians discuss what motivated the United States to declare war on Germany in 1917. ... A panel of historians discuss what motivated the United States to declare war on Germany in 1917. They also explore how U.S. diplomacy was transformed after World War I and the influence of the Great War on conflicts around the world in the 21st century. April 6th, 2017 marked the 100th anniversary of the United States' entry into World War I. 10:00 PM EDTApprox. 35 min.American Artifacts Segregation Through Freedom Exhibits 1877-2000sNational Museum of African American History & Culture Senior Curator William Pretzer gives a tour ... National Museum of African American History & Culture Senior Curator William Pretzer gives a tour of exhibits that cover the period from 1877 through the Civil Rights Era. 10:35 PM EDTApprox. 10 min.William Trent HouseThe William Trent House is the oldest house in Trenton. William Trent, a wealthy merchant from ... The William Trent House is the oldest house in Trenton. William Trent, a wealthy merchant from Philadelphia, built the house in 1719. Acting Director Samantha Luft explains the home's nearly 300 year history.
10:45 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr.1790 Congressional Debate on Slavery & RaceHistory professor Paul Polgar talks about the federal Congress' first national debate on slavery ... History professor Paul Polgar talks about the federal Congress' first national debate on slavery and race held in 1790. Professor Polgar argues that this discussion; which focused on Congress' ability to interfere with slavery and with immigration and the definition of citizenship, set the tone for race in America for the next seven decades. 11:45 PM EDTApprox. 15 min.Old Barracks MuseumThe Old Barracks are the oldest remaining military barracks in New Jersey. The Revolutionary War ... The Old Barracks are the oldest remaining military barracks in New Jersey. The Revolutionary War site was built in 1758 and played a role in the French and Indian War and the Battle of Trenton in 1776. Old Barracks Museum Program Coordinator Lauren Ronaghan tours the barracks and explains the lives of the British, Hessian, and American soldiers who once lived there.
Monday, May 22
12:00 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr.The Presidency Abraham Lincoln & Joshua SpeedHistory professor and psychoanalyst Charles Strozier discusses letters exchanged by Abraham ... History professor and psychoanalyst Charles Strozier discusses letters exchanged by Abraham Lincoln and his friend Joshua Speed. Strozier is the author of, "Your Friend Forever, A. Lincoln: The Enduring Friendship of Abraham Lincoln and Joshua Speed." The Lincoln Group of the District of Columbia sponsored this event in Washington, DC. 1:00 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr.Reflections on U.S. Entry into World War IA panel of historians discuss what motivated the United States to declare war on Germany in 1917. ... A panel of historians discuss what motivated the United States to declare war on Germany in 1917. They also explore how U.S. diplomacy was transformed after World War I and the influence of the Great War on conflicts around the world in the 21st century. April 6th, 2017 marked the 100th anniversary of the United States' entry into World War I. 2:00 AM EDTApprox. 7 min.Reel America Paul Kengor on CBS's Town Meeting of the World
2:07 AM EDTApprox. 53 min.Reel America AHTV - CBS News Town Meeting of the WorldCBS News special conversation with Sen. Robert Kennedy (D-New York) and Gov. Ronald Reagan ... CBS News special conversation with Sen. Robert Kennedy (D-New York) and Gov. Ronald Reagan (R-California) taking questions via satellite from a group of international students in London at the BBC. The topic is "The Image of America and the Youth of the World" but many of the questions concerned U.S. policy in Vietnam. 3:00 AM EDTApprox. 6 min.Reel America Paul Kengor on CBS's Town Meeting of the World Part 2Grove City College political science professor Paul Kengor, author of the National Review article ... Grove City College political science professor Paul Kengor, author of the National Review article "The Great Forgotten Debate," follows the May 15, 1967 CBS program "Town Meeting of the World" with concluding remarks. The CBS program included California Governor Ronald Reagan and New York Senator Robert Kennedy discussing via satellite "The Image of America and the Youth of the World" with a group of international students in London. 3:06 AM EDTApprox. 54 min.President James Madison's Life & CareerAuthor Lynne Cheney discusses President James Madison's personality, health problems and political ... Author Lynne Cheney discusses President James Madison's personality, health problems and political career. She also talks about the influential women in Madison's life. Her book on the fourth president, first published in 2014, is "James Madison: A Life Reconsidered." Following her lecture, she sits down to explain her writing process and Madison's relationship with the other Founders. She also previews her upcoming book about the four Founding Fathers from Virginia. The Society of the Four Arts in Palm Beach, Florida hosted the program.
4:00 AM EDTApprox. 56 min.Trenton Weekend OpenWe visit Trenton, New Jersey on American History TV to learn about the history of the city from ... We visit Trenton, New Jersey on American History TV to learn about the history of the city from local experts and historians. 4:56 AM EDTApprox. 16 min.New Jersey State CapitolThe New Jersey State Capitol dates back to 1792. It houses one of the oldest legislatures in the ... The New Jersey State Capitol dates back to 1792. It houses one of the oldest legislatures in the country, and has undergone more than a dozen renovations and expansions since it was built. Head of Capitol Tours David April tours the building and highlights the Rotunda, Governor's office and legislative chambers. 5:12 AM EDTApprox. 18 min.Roebling Company & Building TrentonAt one time the Roebling Company was the largest employer in Trenton. Executive Director of The ... At one time the Roebling Company was the largest employer in Trenton. Executive Director of The Roebling Museum Varissa McMickens Blair explains how German-born engineer John A. Roebling pioneered the design that made it possible to build some of America's most iconic bridges, including the Brooklyn Bridge in New York and the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco.
5:30 AM EDTApprox. 13 min.History of Newspaper BoysAmerican History TV was at the Organization of American Historians' annual meeting in New Orleans ... American History TV was at the Organization of American Historians' annual meeting in New Orleans where we spoke with historian Vincent DiGirolamo about what life was like for newspaper boys both in the cities and on the railroads in the 19th and 20th centuries. 5:43 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 25 min.Relationship Between Washington & HamiltonAlexander Hamilton Awareness Society President Rand Scholet discusses the relationship between ... Alexander Hamilton Awareness Society President Rand Scholet discusses the relationship between Hamilton and George Washington. He spoke at Washington Crossing State Park in Pennsylvania. Introducing Mr. Scholet is the gentleman who portrays George Washington at Mount Vernon. 7:08 AM EDTApprox. 52 min.U.S. Army Women Telephone Operators in World War IHistorian and author Elizabeth Cobbs talks about the women who served overseas as telephone ... Historian and author Elizabeth Cobbs talks about the women who served overseas as telephone operators in the U.S. Army Signal Corps during World War I. She also explores how their service impacted the women's suffrage movement in the U.S., and she discusses the six decade fight by these women to be recognized as military veterans. The National Archives in Washington, DC hosted this event.