American History TV Schedule

Week of September 13 through September 20

All times and durations are subject to change

Saturday, September 16
8:00 AM EDTApprox. 29 min.Reel America Both Sides of the Question - 1970"Both Sides of the Question" is a 1970 film made by the Detroit News. It shows newspaper ... "Both Sides of the Question" is a 1970 film made by the Detroit News. It shows newspaper operations, reporters and editors at work and interviews with readers. 8:29 AM EDTApprox. 16 min.Franklin Pierce ManseFranklin Pierce was the 14th President of the United States and the only president from New ... Franklin Pierce was the 14th President of the United States and the only president from New Hampshire. Pierce lived in Concord shortly before becoming president. Joan Woodhead, President of the Pierce Brigade tours his home and talks about the tragedies that marked his life. 8:45 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 29 min.Buffalo Bill's Wild West Performers in EuropeHistorians discuss Buffalo Bill and his Wild West show in Europe. In 1886, the show debuted at the ... Historians discuss Buffalo Bill and his Wild West show in Europe. In 1886, the show debuted at the American Exhibition in London. Performances attracted tens of thousands of spectators, including European royalty. We hear about how the show influenced U.S.-U.K. relations, about Buffalo Bill's popularity with celebrities, and the experience of Lakota Indian performer Black Elk, who stayed in Europe after the London show closed in 1887.
10:14 AM EDTApprox. 6 min.Driving Tour of ConcordFormer New Hampshire Supreme Court Associate Justice Chuck Douglas gives a tour of Concord, and ... Former New Hampshire Supreme Court Associate Justice Chuck Douglas gives a tour of Concord, and highlights some of its historic locations. 10:20 AM EDTApprox. 35 min.American Artifacts 1760 to 1778Tour of exhibits at the Museum of the American Revolution in Philadelphia featuring the story of ... Tour of exhibits at the Museum of the American Revolution in Philadelphia featuring the story of the first half of the American Revolution, from 1760 to 1778. 10:55 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 23 min.Early 20th Century African American MigrationHistorian Spencer Crew discusses The Great Migration - when over six million African Americans ... Historian Spencer Crew discusses The Great Migration - when over six million African Americans moved after World War I from the rural south to urban areas in the north and west. He focuses on the early 20th century and the desire for better education, housing and jobs. The Smithsonian Associates hosted this event.
12:18 PM EDTApprox. 12 min.New Hampshire Politics with Arnie ArnesenRadio host and former member of the New Hampshire House of Representatives Arnie Arnesen talks ... Radio host and former member of the New Hampshire House of Representatives Arnie Arnesen talks about the evolution of New Hampshire politics. Arnesen also gives a tour of her historic home, where former Presidents and presidential candidates have hosted events for decades. 12:30 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr.The Presidency Herbert Hoover and Dwight EisenhowerTimothy Walch talks about the uneasy relationship between Herbert Hoover and Dwight D. Eisenhower. ... Timothy Walch talks about the uneasy relationship between Herbert Hoover and Dwight D. Eisenhower. Mr. Walch is a former director of the Herbert Hoover Presidential Library and Museum. This event is part of a day-long conference titled, "Presidential Partnerships: Herbert Hoover and Presidents Wilson, Coolidge, Truman and Eisenhower." 1:30 PM EDTApprox. 50 min.The Presidency Herbert Hoover and Woodrow WilsonRoss Kennedy talks about Herbert Hoover's relationship with Woodrow Wilson and his role in the ... Ross Kennedy talks about Herbert Hoover's relationship with Woodrow Wilson and his role in the Wilson Administration until their falling out in 1920. Mr. Kennedy is an Illinois State University history professor. This event is part of the Herbert Hoover Presidential Library and Museum's day-long conference titled, "Presidential Partnerships: Herbert Hoover and Presidents Wilson, Coolidge, Truman and Eisenhower."
2:20 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 40 min.U.S.-China Competition During the Cold WarHistory professor Gregg Brazinsky discusses the competition between the United States and China to ... History professor Gregg Brazinsky discusses the competition between the United States and China to influence newly independent African and Asian countries during the Cold War. He is the author of "Winning the Third World: Sino-American Rivalry during the Cold War." 4:00 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 10 min.History Bookshelf Akhil Reed Amar, The Law of the LandAkhil Reed Amar talked about his book, "The Law of the Land: A Grand Tour of Our Constitutional ... Akhil Reed Amar talked about his book, "The Law of the Land: A Grand Tour of Our Constitutional Republic," about the way geography impacts the way the American Constitution is interpreted and the way state constitutions have been shaped. Professor Reed was interviewed by the National Constitution Center's Jeffrey Rosen. 5:10 PM EDTApprox. 49 min.Myrtilla Miner's School for African American GirlsKimberly Bender of the Heurich House Museum talks about the impact and legacy of abolitionist ... Kimberly Bender of the Heurich House Museum talks about the impact and legacy of abolitionist Myrtilla Miner's school for formerly enslaved African American girls. Miner, a white woman from New York, moved to the District of Columbia to open the school in the early 1850s. It burned down in 1860, the result of an arson attack. The Heurich House Museum hosted this event.
5:59 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr.The Civil War Road to AppomattoxAuthor Ralph Peters talks his book "Judgement at Appomattox" and describes the last maneuvers of ... Author Ralph Peters talks his book "Judgement at Appomattox" and describes the last maneuvers of Generals Ulysses S. Grant Grant and Robert E. Lee, leading to the surrender of Lee's Confederate Army of Northern Virginia in April 1865. The Gettysburg Heritage Center hosted this talk. 6:59 PM EDTApprox. 43 min.The Civil War Union Gen. Winfield Hancock at GettysburgAuthor Paul Bretzger talks about his book, "Observing Hancock at Gettysburg: The General's ... Author Paul Bretzger talks about his book, "Observing Hancock at Gettysburg: The General's Leadership Through Eyewitness Accounts." Mr. Bretzger argues that General Winfield Scott Hancock was the most influential and successful of the Union corps commanders at Gettysburg, crediting him with several key decisions and maneuvers that played a major role in the Union victory. The Gettysburg Heritage Center hosted this talk. 7:42 PM EDTApprox. 18 min.Politics in New HampshireNew Hampshire holds the first presidential primary in the nation. Stuart Wallace, New Hampshire ... New Hampshire holds the first presidential primary in the nation. Stuart Wallace, New Hampshire Technical Institute Professor, talks about how New Hampshire earned that status and explains why all politics is local in New Hampshire.
8:00 PM EDTApprox. 54 min.Lectures in History 1913-14 Ludlow Coal Miners' Strike and MassacreColorado State University-Pueblo professor Fawn-Amber Montoya teaches a class about the Ludlow ... Colorado State University-Pueblo professor Fawn-Amber Montoya teaches a class about the Ludlow coal miners' strike and massacre that took place in the early 20th century in Colorado. She follows the story of a few mining families, many of whom died when the Colorado National Guard burned the tent city where the strikers and their families were living. She also describes the modern memorial and how the event has been remembered. 8:54 PM EDTApprox. 6 min.Driving Tour of ConcordFormer New Hampshire Supreme Court Associate Justice Chuck Douglas gives a tour of Concord, and ... Former New Hampshire Supreme Court Associate Justice Chuck Douglas gives a tour of Concord, and highlights some of its historic locations. 9:00 PM EDTApprox. 59 min.Library of Congress Manuscript DivisionThe Library of Congress Manuscript Division was founded in 1897 and is home to over 60 million ... The Library of Congress Manuscript Division was founded in 1897 and is home to over 60 million items contained in 11,000 collections. Library of Congress curator Jeff Flannery talks about its history and we see items from some of the collections including presidential letters, war memorandums, and the "Rough Draft" of the Declaration of Independence.The U.S. Capitol Historical Society hosted this event.
9:59 PM EDTApprox. 31 min.Reel America The American Navy in Vietnam - 19671967 U.S. Navy film surveys the activities of the Navy in Vietnam. Hosted and narrated by NBC news ... 1967 U.S. Navy film surveys the activities of the Navy in Vietnam. Hosted and narrated by NBC news anchor Chet Huntley, the film describes aircraft carrier-based helicopter and fighter jet strikes, swift boat patrols, amphibious Marine landings, medical and community aide, and construction work by Seabee engineers. 10:30 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 17 min.1673 French Exploration of the Mississippi RiverLaura Chmielewski discusses the 1673 French expedition led by Jesuit missionary Jacques Marquette ... Laura Chmielewski discusses the 1673 French expedition led by Jesuit missionary Jacques Marquette and fur trapper Louis Jolliet, who became the first Europeans to explore the Mississippi River. Ms. Chmielewski is a history professor at State University of New York at Purchase and author of, "Jacques Marquette and Louis Jolliet: Exploration, Encounter and the French New World." St. Paul's Church in Mount Vernon, New York hosted this event. 11:47 PM EDTApprox. 13 min.Discovering New Hampshire ExhibitFounded in 1823, the New Hampshire Historical Society is the fifth oldest historical society in ... Founded in 1823, the New Hampshire Historical Society is the fifth oldest historical society in the country. Elizabeth Dubrulle, Director of Education and Public Programs, highlights items in their collections that tell the story of New Hampshire's history.
Sunday, September 17
12:00 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr.Lectures in History 1913-14 Ludlow Coal Miners' Strike and MassacreColorado State University-Pueblo professor Fawn-Amber Montoya teaches a class about the Ludlow ... Colorado State University-Pueblo professor Fawn-Amber Montoya teaches a class about the Ludlow coal miners' strike and massacre that took place in the early 20th century in Colorado. She follows the story of a few mining families, many of whom died when the Colorado National Guard burned the tent city where the strikers and their families were living. She also describes the modern memorial and how the event has been remembered. 1:00 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr.Library of Congress Manuscript DivisionThe Library of Congress Manuscript Division was founded in 1897 and is home to over 60 million ... The Library of Congress Manuscript Division was founded in 1897 and is home to over 60 million items contained in 11,000 collections. Library of Congress curator Jeff Flannery talks about its history and we see items from some of the collections including presidential letters, war memorandums, and the "Rough Draft" of the Declaration of Independence.The U.S. Capitol Historical Society hosted this event. 2:00 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 10 min.History Bookshelf Akhil Reed Amar, The Law of the LandAkhil Reed Amar talked about his book, "The Law of the Land: A Grand Tour of Our Constitutional ... Akhil Reed Amar talked about his book, "The Law of the Land: A Grand Tour of Our Constitutional Republic," about the way geography impacts the way the American Constitution is interpreted and the way state constitutions have been shaped. Professor Reed was interviewed by the National Constitution Center's Jeffrey Rosen.
3:10 AM EDTApprox. 48 min.Myrtilla Miner's School for African American GirlsKimberly Bender of the Heurich House Museum talks about the impact and legacy of abolitionist ... Kimberly Bender of the Heurich House Museum talks about the impact and legacy of abolitionist Myrtilla Miner's school for formerly enslaved African American girls. Miner, a white woman from New York, moved to the District of Columbia to open the school in the early 1850s. It burned down in 1860, the result of an arson attack. The Heurich House Museum hosted this event. 3:58 AM EDTApprox. 30 min.Reel America Both Sides of the Question - 1970"Both Sides of the Question" is a 1970 film made by the Detroit News. It shows newspaper ... "Both Sides of the Question" is a 1970 film made by the Detroit News. It shows newspaper operations, reporters and editors at work and interviews with readers. 4:28 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 30 min.Buffalo Bill's Wild West Performers in EuropeHistorians discuss Buffalo Bill and his Wild West show in Europe. In 1886, the show debuted at the ... Historians discuss Buffalo Bill and his Wild West show in Europe. In 1886, the show debuted at the American Exhibition in London. Performances attracted tens of thousands of spectators, including European royalty. We hear about how the show influenced U.S.-U.K. relations, about Buffalo Bill's popularity with celebrities, and the experience of Lakota Indian performer Black Elk, who stayed in Europe after the London show closed in 1887.
5:58 AM EDTApprox. 30 min.American Artifacts 1760 to 1778Tour of exhibits at the Museum of the American Revolution in Philadelphia featuring the story of ... Tour of exhibits at the Museum of the American Revolution in Philadelphia featuring the story of the first half of the American Revolution, from 1760 to 1778. 6:28 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 23 min.Early 20th Century African American MigrationHistorian Spencer Crew discusses The Great Migration - when over six million African Americans ... Historian Spencer Crew discusses The Great Migration - when over six million African Americans moved after World War I from the rural south to urban areas in the north and west. He focuses on the early 20th century and the desire for better education, housing and jobs. The Smithsonian Associates hosted this event. 7:51 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 17 min.History Bookshelf Robert Samuelson, The Great InflationRobert Samuelson talked about his book, "The Great Inflation and Its Aftermath," about the rise in ... Robert Samuelson talked about his book, "The Great Inflation and Its Aftermath," about the rise in inflation from 1960 to 1979 and the impact of the period on Americans. Following his talk, economist Prakash Loungani responded. Mr. Samuelson and Mr. Loungai then fielded audience members' questions. Robert Samuelson is a columnist for Newsweek and the Washington Post. This was recorded in 2009.
9:08 AM EDTApprox. 12 min.Legacy of Christa McAuliffeConcord teacher Christa McAuliffe was one of seven crew members who died onboard the Space Shuttle ... Concord teacher Christa McAuliffe was one of seven crew members who died onboard the Space Shuttle Challenger. Robert Veilleux, a finalist for the Teacher in Space Program, talks about McAuliffe's approach to teaching and her legacy in New Hampshire. 9:20 AM EDTApprox. 36 min.The Civil War 1922 Marine Reenactment & Accident at GettysburgAuthor James Rada Jr. talks about his book, "The Last to Fall," which chronicles the 1922 march of ... Author James Rada Jr. talks about his book, "The Last to Fall," which chronicles the 1922 march of U.S. Marines from their base in Quantico, Virginia, to Pennsylvania to reenact the Civil War Battle of Gettysburg. More than 100,00 spectators attended the event, including President Warren Harding and his wife Florence. The lead-up to the reenactment was marred by the death of two Marine aviators in a plane crash. The Gettysburg Heritage Center hosted this talk. 9:56 AM EDTApprox. 55 min.The Civil War Fifth Massachusetts Colored CavalryAuthor Steven LaBarre talks about the Fifth Massachusetts Colored Cavalry in the Civil War. He ... Author Steven LaBarre talks about the Fifth Massachusetts Colored Cavalry in the Civil War. He describes the background of some of the soldiers, the action they saw, and their lives after the war. He also shares his personal connection to the regiment. The Gettysburg Heritage Center hosted this talk.
10:51 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 6 min.The Civil War Researching & Writing Civil War BooksCivil War authors discuss how they started writing about their topics, the process of researching ... Civil War authors discuss how they started writing about their topics, the process of researching and some of the unexpected information they've discovered. The Gettysburg Heritage Center hosted this talk. 11:57 AM EDTApprox. 18 min.History and Economics of New HampshireNew Hampshire Governor Chris Sununu (R) talks about the state's history, economy, and current ... New Hampshire Governor Chris Sununu (R) talks about the state's history, economy, and current political issues. 12:15 PM EDTApprox. 58 min.Lectures in History Why Hip Hop Began in the BronxFordham University professor Mark Naison teaches a class on the history of hip hop and why it ... Fordham University professor Mark Naison teaches a class on the history of hip hop and why it originated in the Bronx. He describes how the new percussive music of the early 1970s was spread through outdoor parties, left largely alone due to police and budget cuts. He also talks about how the culture of hip hop included graffiti art, breakdancing and fashion - not just rapping and DJ-ing.
1:13 PM EDTApprox. 22 min.New Hampshire StatehouseConcord is the capital of New Hampshire. Virginia Drew, Director of the New Hampshire Statehouse ... Concord is the capital of New Hampshire. Virginia Drew, Director of the New Hampshire Statehouse Visitors Center, tours the building, which opened in 1819, and is the oldest state capitol in which the legislature meets in their original chambers. 1:35 PM EDTApprox. 25 min.Sidebar Podcast with Henry Olsen on Reagan-Era Tax ReformHenry Olsen, author of "The Working Class Republican: Ronald Reagan and the Return of Blue-Collar ... Henry Olsen, author of "The Working Class Republican: Ronald Reagan and the Return of Blue-Collar Conservatism" talked about efforts to reform the tax code during the 1980s. This program is available as a C-SPAN podcast. 2:00 PM EDTApprox. 2 hr.Concord, NH WeekendWe visit Concord, New Hampshire on American History TV to learn about the history of the city from ... We visit Concord, New Hampshire on American History TV to learn about the history of the city from local experts and historians.
4:00 PM EDTApprox. 30 min.Reel America The American Navy in Vietnam - 19671967 U.S. Navy film surveys the activities of the Navy in Vietnam. Hosted and narrated by NBC news ... 1967 U.S. Navy film surveys the activities of the Navy in Vietnam. Hosted and narrated by NBC news anchor Chet Huntley, the film describes aircraft carrier-based helicopter and fighter jet strikes, swift boat patrols, amphibious Marine landings, medical and community aide, and construction work by Seabee engineers. 4:30 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 16 min.1673 French Exploration of the Mississippi RiverLaura Chmielewski discusses the 1673 French expedition led by Jesuit missionary Jacques Marquette ... Laura Chmielewski discusses the 1673 French expedition led by Jesuit missionary Jacques Marquette and fur trapper Louis Jolliet, who became the first Europeans to explore the Mississippi River. Ms. Chmielewski is a history professor at State University of New York at Purchase and author of, "Jacques Marquette and Louis Jolliet: Exploration, Encounter and the French New World." St. Paul's Church in Mount Vernon, New York hosted this event. 5:46 PM EDTApprox. 14 min.Discovering New Hampshire ExhibitFounded in 1823, the New Hampshire Historical Society is the fifth oldest historical society in ... Founded in 1823, the New Hampshire Historical Society is the fifth oldest historical society in the country. Elizabeth Dubrulle, Director of Education and Public Programs, highlights items in their collections that tell the story of New Hampshire's history.
6:00 PM EDTApprox. 35 min.American Artifacts Drafting the U.S. ConstitutionAmerican History TV visited the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia to learn about the ... American History TV visited the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia to learn about the creation of the U.S. Constitution in 1787 and to see several rare early drafts. The Constitution Center's president and CEO Jeffrey Rosen was our guide. 6:35 PM EDTApprox. 25 min.New Hampshire StatehouseConcord is the capital of New Hampshire. Virginia Drew, Director of the New Hampshire Statehouse ... Concord is the capital of New Hampshire. Virginia Drew, Director of the New Hampshire Statehouse Visitors Center, tours the building, which opened in 1819, and is the oldest state capitol in which the legislature meets in their original chambers. 7:00 PM EDTApprox. 8 min.Oral Histories Don Carleton Interview on Photojournalism CollectionIn this phone interview, Don Carleton, executive director of the Dolph Briscoe Center for American ... In this phone interview, Don Carleton, executive director of the Dolph Briscoe Center for American History at the University of Texas at Austin, described the Center's photojournalism collection. He also discussed the oral history interviews featured on American History TV that they conducted with photojournalists to learn more about their careers and the stories behind their photos.
7:08 PM EDTApprox. 53 min.Oral Histories Frank Johnston Photojournalism InterviewPhotojournalist Frank Johnston, who worked for United Press International and the Washington Post, ... Photojournalist Frank Johnston, who worked for United Press International and the Washington Post, talks about his career. His work includes photos of the Lee Harvey Oswald shooting, the Vietnam War and Jonestown Massacre. The oral history is one in a series of interviews recorded by the Dolph Briscoe Center for American History at the University of Texas at Austin. 8:01 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 29 min.The Presidency JFK's Legacy on Centennial of His BirthEdward Widmer of the Library of Congress and Fredrik Logevall of Harvard University reflect on ... Edward Widmer of the Library of Congress and Fredrik Logevall of Harvard University reflect on President Kennedy's legacy as the nation marks the centennial of his 1917 birth. John F. Kennedy Library Foundation Executive Director Steven Rothstein moderates the discussion. The Smithsonian's American Art Museum hosted this event. 9:30 PM EDTApprox. 11 min.Reel America A Lady Called Camille - 1969Portion of a Civil Defense documentary about the 1969 Hurricane Camille. Portion of a Civil Defense documentary about the 1969 Hurricane Camille.
9:41 PM EDTApprox. 17 min.History and Economics of New HampshireNew Hampshire Governor Chris Sununu (R) talks about the state's history, economy, and current ... New Hampshire Governor Chris Sununu (R) talks about the state's history, economy, and current political issues. 9:58 PM EDTApprox. 35 min.American Artifacts Drafting the U.S. ConstitutionAmerican History TV visited the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia to learn about the ... American History TV visited the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia to learn about the creation of the U.S. Constitution in 1787 and to see several rare early drafts. The Constitution Center's president and CEO Jeffrey Rosen was our guide. 10:33 PM EDTApprox. 25 min.Politics in New HampshireNew Hampshire holds the first presidential primary in the nation. Stuart Wallace, New Hampshire ... New Hampshire holds the first presidential primary in the nation. Stuart Wallace, New Hampshire Technical Institute Professor, talks about how New Hampshire earned that status and explains why all politics is local in New Hampshire.
10:58 PM EDTApprox. 8 min.Oral Histories Don Carleton Interview on Photojournalism CollectionIn this phone interview, Don Carleton, executive director of the Dolph Briscoe Center for American ... In this phone interview, Don Carleton, executive director of the Dolph Briscoe Center for American History at the University of Texas at Austin, described the Center's photojournalism collection. He also discussed the oral history interviews featured on American History TV that they conducted with photojournalists to learn more about their careers and the stories behind their photos. 11:06 PM EDTApprox. 55 min.Oral Histories Frank Johnston Photojournalism InterviewPhotojournalist Frank Johnston, who worked for United Press International and the Washington Post, ... Photojournalist Frank Johnston, who worked for United Press International and the Washington Post, talks about his career. His work includes photos of the Lee Harvey Oswald shooting, the Vietnam War and Jonestown Massacre. The oral history is one in a series of interviews recorded by the Dolph Briscoe Center for American History at the University of Texas at Austin.
Monday, September 18
12:01 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 30 min.The Presidency JFK's Legacy on Centennial of His BirthEdward Widmer of the Library of Congress and Fredrik Logevall of Harvard University reflect on ... Edward Widmer of the Library of Congress and Fredrik Logevall of Harvard University reflect on President Kennedy's legacy as the nation marks the centennial of his 1917 birth. John F. Kennedy Library Foundation Executive Director Steven Rothstein moderates the discussion. The Smithsonian's American Art Museum hosted this event. 1:31 AM EDTApprox. 14 min.Reel America A Lady Called Camille - 1969Portion of a Civil Defense documentary about the 1969 Hurricane Camille. Portion of a Civil Defense documentary about the 1969 Hurricane Camille. 1:45 AM EDTApprox. 15 min.Franklin Pierce ManseFranklin Pierce was the 14th President of the United States and the only president from New ... Franklin Pierce was the 14th President of the United States and the only president from New Hampshire. Pierce lived in Concord shortly before becoming president. Joan Woodhead, President of the Pierce Brigade tours his home and talks about the tragedies that marked his life.
2:00 AM EDTApprox. 30 min.Reel America The American Navy in Vietnam - 19671967 U.S. Navy film surveys the activities of the Navy in Vietnam. Hosted and narrated by NBC news ... 1967 U.S. Navy film surveys the activities of the Navy in Vietnam. Hosted and narrated by NBC news anchor Chet Huntley, the film describes aircraft carrier-based helicopter and fighter jet strikes, swift boat patrols, amphibious Marine landings, medical and community aide, and construction work by Seabee engineers. 2:30 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 16 min.1673 French Exploration of the Mississippi RiverLaura Chmielewski discusses the 1673 French expedition led by Jesuit missionary Jacques Marquette ... Laura Chmielewski discusses the 1673 French expedition led by Jesuit missionary Jacques Marquette and fur trapper Louis Jolliet, who became the first Europeans to explore the Mississippi River. Ms. Chmielewski is a history professor at State University of New York at Purchase and author of, "Jacques Marquette and Louis Jolliet: Exploration, Encounter and the French New World." St. Paul's Church in Mount Vernon, New York hosted this event. 3:46 AM EDTApprox. 14 min.Reel America A Lady Called Camille - 1969Portion of a Civil Defense documentary about the 1969 Hurricane Camille. Portion of a Civil Defense documentary about the 1969 Hurricane Camille.
4:00 AM EDTApprox. 2 hr.Concord, NH WeekendWe visit Concord, New Hampshire on American History TV to learn about the history of the city from ... We visit Concord, New Hampshire on American History TV to learn about the history of the city from local experts and historians. 6:00 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr.Lectures in History Why Hip Hop Began in the BronxFordham University professor Mark Naison teaches a class on the history of hip hop and why it ... Fordham University professor Mark Naison teaches a class on the history of hip hop and why it originated in the Bronx. He describes how the new percussive music of the early 1970s was spread through outdoor parties, left largely alone due to police and budget cuts. He also talks about how the culture of hip hop included graffiti art, breakdancing and fashion - not just rapping and DJ-ing. 7:00 AM EDTApprox. 8 min.Oral Histories Don Carleton Interview on Photojournalism CollectionIn this phone interview, Don Carleton, executive director of the Dolph Briscoe Center for American ... In this phone interview, Don Carleton, executive director of the Dolph Briscoe Center for American History at the University of Texas at Austin, described the Center's photojournalism collection. He also discussed the oral history interviews featured on American History TV that they conducted with photojournalists to learn more about their careers and the stories behind their photos.
7:08 AM EDTApprox. 53 min.Oral Histories Frank Johnston Photojournalism InterviewPhotojournalist Frank Johnston, who worked for United Press International and the Washington Post, ... Photojournalist Frank Johnston, who worked for United Press International and the Washington Post, talks about his career. His work includes photos of the Lee Harvey Oswald shooting, the Vietnam War and Jonestown Massacre. The oral history is one in a series of interviews recorded by the Dolph Briscoe Center for American History at the University of Texas at Austin.