American History TV Schedule

Week of October 12 through October 19

All times and durations are subject to change

Saturday, October 14
8:00 AM EDTApprox. 25 min.Reel America It's Everybody's Business - 1954The U.S. Chamber of Commerce funded this animated film from 1954. It presents a brief history of ... The U.S. Chamber of Commerce funded this animated film from 1954. It presents a brief history of the American economic system beginning with the colonial period, arguing that free enterprise is embedded in the Bill of Rights, and criticizing excessive taxes and regulation of the 1950s. "It's Everybody's Business" is part of the Library of Congress collections and is made available by the National Film Preservation Foundation and the Internet Archive. 8:25 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 10 min.WWII Films of the First Motion Picture UnitNational Archives motion picture preservation specialists Audrey Amidon and Heidi Holmstrom showed ... National Archives motion picture preservation specialists Audrey Amidon and Heidi Holmstrom showed clips from WWII films produced by the Army Air Corps' First Motion Picture Unit. During World War Two, the First Motion Picture Unit produced over 300 training and recruitment films. The unit was composed entirely of film industry professionals, and many films featured Hollywood stars such as James Stewart, Ronald Reagan, Clark Gable and Van Heflin. The films are part of the National Archives collections. 9:35 AM EDTApprox. 35 min.American Artifacts Saving Slave Houses ProjectSince 2011, architect and historic preservationist Jobie Hill has been compiling a database of ... Since 2011, architect and historic preservationist Jobie Hill has been compiling a database of former slave dwellngs in the United States. Her interdisciplinary work includes architectural documentation, photography, interpretation and preservation of slave history. We visited Brandon Plantation in southern Virginia to learn about Jobie Hill's project and the work of Trimble Inc. to create laser scans of the plantation.
10:10 AM EDTApprox. 10 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. 10:20 AM EDTApprox. 45 min.Oral Histories Lucian Perkins Photojournalism InterviewThis interview with Lucian Perkins, a two time Pulitzer Prize-winner and former Washington Post ... This interview with Lucian Perkins, a two time Pulitzer Prize-winner and former Washington Post staff photographer, covered his career and his photos of wars in the former Yugoslavia, Chechnya, Iraq and Afghanistan. He also talked about his series on a three-generation Washington, D.C. family living in poverty. The Briscoe Center for American History at the University of Texas recorded the interview and archived his photographs along with those of other nationally recognized photographers. 11:05 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 20 min.The Presidency Lincoln, John Quincy Adams and SlaveryFred Kaplan outlined how the sixth president of the United States, John Quincy Adams, and the 16th ... Fred Kaplan outlined how the sixth president of the United States, John Quincy Adams, and the 16th president, Abraham Lincoln, confronted the political dilemmas of slavery from colonization to emancipation. Their public careers briefly overlapped in the U.S. House of Representatives. Mr. Kaplan is the author of "Lincoln and the Abolitionists: John Quincy Adams, Slavery, and the Civil War." The Kansas City Public Library hosted this program.
12:25 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr.Legacies of Supreme Court Landmark CasesDescendants and participants in landmark Supreme Court cases talk about the legacies of those ... Descendants and participants in landmark Supreme Court cases talk about the legacies of those historic decisions. Cases discussed include Korematsu v. United States during War War II, Brown v. Board of Education during the Civil Rights era, and Tinker v. Des Moines during the Vietnam War. The National Constitution Center in Philadelphia hosted this event. 1:25 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr.David Rubenstein on 1787 Constitutional ConventionPhilanthropist David Rubenstein discusses what he thinks Americans should know about the 1787 ... Philanthropist David Rubenstein discusses what he thinks Americans should know about the 1787 Constitutional Convention. He's later joined for a conversation with National Constitution Center President Jeffrey Rosen. This event took place in Philadelphia. 2:25 PM EDTApprox. 25 min.American Artifacts Presidential VehiclesTransportation curator Matt Anderson shows us the presidential vehicles collection at The Henry ... Transportation curator Matt Anderson shows us the presidential vehicles collection at The Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation in Dearborn, Michigan. We'll see cars that transported Presidents Truman, Eisenhower, Carter and Reagan, and the Lincoln Continental that John F. Kennedy was riding in when he was assassinated.
2:50 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 10 min.Journalist Tom Brokaw's Life & CareerJournalist Tom Brokaw received the "Great Americans" award from the Smithsonian's National Museum ... Journalist Tom Brokaw received the "Great Americans" award from the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History. He talked with philanthropist David Rubenstein about reporting historical events, including Watergate and the fall of the Berlin Wall, as well as about his writing on World War II and the "Greatest Generation." 4:54 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 6 min.Thomas Jefferson & the Louisiana PurchaseTexas Christian University history professor Gene Smith talked about Thomas Jefferson's challenges ... Texas Christian University history professor Gene Smith talked about Thomas Jefferson's challenges with the Louisiana Purchase Treaty. He discussed Jefferson's concerns over whether it was unconstitutional, the resistance from the Federalist Party and the demands of the territory's inhabitants. The University of Missouri hosted this event. 6:00 PM EDTApprox. 55 min.The Civil War U.S. Colored Troops as Prisoner GuardsKelly Mezurek talked about the Union's decision to assign U.S. Colored Troops to guard Confederate ... Kelly Mezurek talked about the Union's decision to assign U.S. Colored Troops to guard Confederate prisoners. She described the impact on Southern morale, particularly when Confederates were under African American control in public spaces. This talk was part of a symposium on "Great Defenses of the Civil War" hosted by the "Emerging Civil War" blog.
6:55 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 4 min.The Civil War Siege of Vicksburg & Confederate DefenseMatt Atkinson, a former park ranger with the Vicksburg National Military Park, talked about the ... Matt Atkinson, a former park ranger with the Vicksburg National Military Park, talked about the 1863 Siege of Vicksburg and the Confederate defense of the city. 7:59 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 17 min.Lectures in History Ashley Riley Sousa on California Native Americans and Early 1800s CapitalismMiddle Tennessee State University professor Ashley Riley Sousa taught a class on Native Americans ... Middle Tennessee State University professor Ashley Riley Sousa taught a class on Native Americans and capitalism in early 19th century California. She focused on local tribes' commercial interactions with Spanish missions and fur traders. She also talked about the commodities these groups exchanged, such as livestock, fabric, fur, beads and fish. 9:16 PM EDTApprox. 43 min.Oral Histories Darryl Heikes Photojournalism InterviewDarryl Heikes photographed a dozen American presidents, starting in high school with President ... Darryl Heikes photographed a dozen American presidents, starting in high school with President Eisenhower. In this oral history interview, Mr. Heikes talked about his career working for United Press International and U.S. News & World Report, photographing President Kennedy minutes before his assassination and the signing of the Camp David Accords. The Briscoe Center for American History at the University of Texas at Austin recorded this interview and archived his photos along with those of other nationally recognized photojournalists.
9:59 PM EDTApprox. 31 min.Reel America Alaska Centennial - 1967The U.S. Army produced this film to mark the centennial of the Alaska Purchase. It includes a ... The U.S. Army produced this film to mark the centennial of the Alaska Purchase. It includes a reenactment of the October 18, 1867 ceremony in Sitka, Alaska when the Russian flag was lowered and the American flag raised to mark the territory's transfer. "Alaska Centennial" is an episode from the U.S. Army's "Big Picture" series. 10:30 PM EDTApprox. 5 min.French Exploration of South DakotaFrench explorers Francois and Louis Joseph Verendrye are thought to be the first white men to set ... French explorers Francois and Louis Joseph Verendrye are thought to be the first white men to set foot in what is now South Dakota. Jay Vogt, South Dakota State Historical Society director, showed us a marker left by the brothers near Pierre. 10:35 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 20 min.Little Rock, Arkansas 1958-59Little Rock, Arkansas residents looked back to 1958 and '59 --sometimes called the "lost year"-- ... Little Rock, Arkansas residents looked back to 1958 and '59 --sometimes called the "lost year"-- when the Arkansas governor closed the public schools to block desegregation. The Central High Integration 60th Anniversary Committee hosted this event.
11:55 PM EDTApprox. 5 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.
Sunday, October 15
12:00 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 16 min.Lectures in History Ashley Riley Sousa on California Native Americans and Early 1800s CapitalismMiddle Tennessee State University professor Ashley Riley Sousa taught a class on Native Americans ... Middle Tennessee State University professor Ashley Riley Sousa taught a class on Native Americans and capitalism in early 19th century California. She focused on local tribes' commercial interactions with Spanish missions and fur traders. She also talked about the commodities these groups exchanged, such as livestock, fabric, fur, beads and fish. 1:16 AM EDTApprox. 44 min.Oral Histories Darryl Heikes Photojournalism InterviewDarryl Heikes photographed a dozen American presidents, starting in high school with President ... Darryl Heikes photographed a dozen American presidents, starting in high school with President Eisenhower. In this oral history interview, Mr. Heikes talked about his career working for United Press International and U.S. News & World Report, photographing President Kennedy minutes before his assassination and the signing of the Camp David Accords. The Briscoe Center for American History at the University of Texas at Austin recorded this interview and archived his photos along with those of other nationally recognized photojournalists. 2:55 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 4 min.Thomas Jefferson & the Louisiana PurchaseTexas Christian University history professor Gene Smith talked about Thomas Jefferson's challenges ... Texas Christian University history professor Gene Smith talked about Thomas Jefferson's challenges with the Louisiana Purchase Treaty. He discussed Jefferson's concerns over whether it was unconstitutional, the resistance from the Federalist Party and the demands of the territory's inhabitants. The University of Missouri hosted this event.
3:59 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 36 min.South Korean President Park Chung Hee & MilitarismHarvard University professor Carter Eckert talked about his book "Park Chung Hee and Modern Korea: ... Harvard University professor Carter Eckert talked about his book "Park Chung Hee and Modern Korea: The Roots of Militarism, 1866-1945." Mr. Eckert argued that the former South Korean president's leadership philosophy and approach were influenced by his formative years at a Japanese military school. The Wilson Center hosted this event. 5:35 AM EDTApprox. 25 min.Reel America It's Everybody's Business - 1954The U.S. Chamber of Commerce funded this animated film from 1954. It presents a brief history of ... The U.S. Chamber of Commerce funded this animated film from 1954. It presents a brief history of the American economic system beginning with the colonial period, arguing that free enterprise is embedded in the Bill of Rights, and criticizing excessive taxes and regulation of the 1950s. "It's Everybody's Business" is part of the Library of Congress collections and is made available by the National Film Preservation Foundation and the Internet Archive. 6:00 AM EDTApprox. 52 min.The Civil War U.S. Colored Troops as Prisoner GuardsKelly Mezurek talked about the Union's decision to assign U.S. Colored Troops to guard Confederate ... Kelly Mezurek talked about the Union's decision to assign U.S. Colored Troops to guard Confederate prisoners. She described the impact on Southern morale, particularly when Confederates were under African American control in public spaces. This talk was part of a symposium on "Great Defenses of the Civil War" hosted by the "Emerging Civil War" blog.
6:52 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 7 min.Journalist Tom Brokaw's Life & CareerJournalist Tom Brokaw received the "Great Americans" award from the Smithsonian's National Museum ... Journalist Tom Brokaw received the "Great Americans" award from the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History. He talked with philanthropist David Rubenstein about reporting historical events, including Watergate and the fall of the Berlin Wall, as well as about his writing on World War II and the "Greatest Generation." 7:59 AM EDTApprox. 46 min.The Civil War Civil War Defenses"Emerging Civil War" blog co-founder Kristopher White describes the views of early American ... "Emerging Civil War" blog co-founder Kristopher White describes the views of early American military theorists on battle defense and how it was applied during the Civil War. He also talks about how generals defended their actions during and after the war. This talk was part of a symposium on "Great Defenses of the Civil War" hosted by the "Emerging Civil War" blog. 8:45 AM EDTApprox. 45 min.The Civil War Gen. Robert E. Lee's Antietam DefenseAuthor Kevin Pawlak talks about Confederate General Robert E. Lee's defensive positioning at the ... Author Kevin Pawlak talks about Confederate General Robert E. Lee's defensive positioning at the September 17, 1862 Battle of Antietam, and how he used it to look for opportunities to take the offensive. The battle was the bloodiest day in American history - with 23,000 casualties between the two sides - , and ended as a Union strategic victory, as the fighting halted Lee's invasion of Maryland. This talk was part of a symposium on "Great Defenses of the Civil War" hosted by the "Emerging Civil War" blog.
9:30 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 10 min.Lectures in History Laura Watt on Landscape Preservation and National ParksSonoma State University professor Laura Watt teaches a class on the evolution of a national park ... Sonoma State University professor Laura Watt teaches a class on the evolution of a national park system and the effort to preserve pristine wilderness. She argues that this approach often obscures the ways humans have already interacted with the land. She also talks about her research on the Point Reyes National Seashore which used to be a dairy ranch community before it was designated a national park in the 1960s. 10:40 AM EDTApprox. 5 min.French Exploration of South DakotaFrench explorers Francois and Louis Joseph Verendrye are thought to be the first white men to set ... French explorers Francois and Louis Joseph Verendrye are thought to be the first white men to set foot in what is now South Dakota. Jay Vogt, South Dakota State Historical Society director, showed us a marker left by the brothers near Pierre. 10:45 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 5 min.Benjamin Franklin's Views on HonorWilliam Woods University professor Craig Smith discussed Benjamin Franklin's goal to redefine who ... William Woods University professor Craig Smith discussed Benjamin Franklin's goal to redefine who is honorable, comparing a hereditary honor given those from noble births to an honor that is earned through good deeds and virtuous behavior. Professor Smith is the author of the forthcoming book, "American Honor: The Creation of the Nation's Ideals during the Revolutionary Era."
11:50 AM EDTApprox. 55 min.The Civil War Confederate General Stonewall Jackson's War HorseSharon B. Smith talked about Confederate General Stonewall Jackson's favorite war horse. She is ... Sharon B. Smith talked about Confederate General Stonewall Jackson's favorite war horse. She is the author of "Stonewall Jackson's Little Sorrel: An Unlikely Hero of the Civil War." The Virginia Historical Society hosted this event. 12:45 PM EDTApprox. 50 min.Lectures in History Andrew Isenberg on Origins of Environmental ConsumerismTemple University professor Andrew Isenberg teaches a class about the rise of the environmental ... Temple University professor Andrew Isenberg teaches a class about the rise of the environmental movement in the 1970s and how it impacted consumer and production practices. He describes the Keep America Beautiful campaign, the different ways the United States has dealt with waste and the start of recycling programs. 1:35 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 10 min.Little Rock, Arkansas Before 1957Little Rock, Arkansas residents talked about the city and race relations in the years leading up ... Little Rock, Arkansas residents talked about the city and race relations in the years leading up to the 1957 integration of Little Rock Central High School. On September 25, 1957, President Dwight D. Eisenhower sent the 101st Airborne to Little Rock to escort nine African American students to the all-white school, enforcing the Supreme Court's Brown v. Board decision that state laws establishing separate schools for black and white students were unconstitutional. The Central High Integration 60th Anniversary Committee hosted this event.
2:45 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 15 min.Buffalo Bill & Frontier MythWestern historian Paul Hutton delivered the keynote address at a symposium hosted by the Buffalo ... Western historian Paul Hutton delivered the keynote address at a symposium hosted by the Buffalo Bill Center of the West in Cody, Wyoming. Mr. Hutton described how William Cody, best known as Buffalo Bill, became a symbol of the frontier and influenced American perception of the West. 2017 marks the 100th anniversary of Buffalo Bill's death. 4:00 PM EDTApprox. 35 min.Reel America Alaska Centennial - 1967The U.S. Army produced this film to mark the centennial of the Alaska Purchase. It includes a ... The U.S. Army produced this film to mark the centennial of the Alaska Purchase. It includes a reenactment of the October 18, 1867 ceremony in Sitka, Alaska when the Russian flag was lowered and the American flag raised to mark the territory's transfer. "Alaska Centennial" is an episode from the U.S. Army's "Big Picture" series. 4:35 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 20 min.Little Rock, Arkansas 1958-59Little Rock, Arkansas residents looked back to 1958 and '59 --sometimes called the "lost year"-- ... Little Rock, Arkansas residents looked back to 1958 and '59 --sometimes called the "lost year"-- when the Arkansas governor closed the public schools to block desegregation. The Central High Integration 60th Anniversary Committee hosted this event.
5:55 PM EDTApprox. 5 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. 6:00 PM EDTApprox. 25 min.American Artifacts Ralph Waldo Emerson & the Old ManseRalph Waldo Emerson wrote most of his works while living in Concord, Massachusetts. He wrote ... Ralph Waldo Emerson wrote most of his works while living in Concord, Massachusetts. He wrote "Nature," which set the foundation for transcendentalism while living at the Old Manse. Senior Curator Christie Jackson talks about Emerson's time in the home as well as other writers, such as Henry David Thoreau, Nathanial Hawthorne, and Margaret Fuller, who spent time in the house. 6:25 PM EDTApprox. 20 min.Reel America It's Everybody's Business - 1954The U.S. Chamber of Commerce funded this animated film from 1954. It presents a brief history of ... The U.S. Chamber of Commerce funded this animated film from 1954. It presents a brief history of the American economic system beginning with the colonial period, arguing that free enterprise is embedded in the Bill of Rights, and criticizing excessive taxes and regulation of the 1950s. "It's Everybody's Business" is part of the Library of Congress collections and is made available by the National Film Preservation Foundation and the Internet Archive.
6:45 PM EDTApprox. 15 min.Reel America Fiesta Island - 1953The Puerto Rico Visitors Bureau produced this film in 1953 to encourage tourism and celebrate the ... The Puerto Rico Visitors Bureau produced this film in 1953 to encourage tourism and celebrate the island's history and ties to the United States. 7:00 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 15 min.Oral Histories David Valdez Photojournalism InterviewDavid Valdez talked about his photographs of George H.W. Bush which he took as the vice ... David Valdez talked about his photographs of George H.W. Bush which he took as the vice president's personal photographer and then as White House Photo Office director from 1989 to 1993. We'll see behind-the-scenes photos of the Bush administration at the beginning of the Gulf War, during the fall of communism in Eastern Europe and of private moments with the Bush family. The Briscoe Center for American History at the University of Texas recorded the interview and archived his photos along with those of other nationally recognized photographers. 8:15 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 45 min.The Presidency Franklin D. Roosevelt's New DealThe grandchildren of President Franklin D. Roosevelt's New Deal cabinet members and advisers ... The grandchildren of President Franklin D. Roosevelt's New Deal cabinet members and advisers talked about the actions taken in the 1930s and early 1940s to bring the country back from the Great Depression. Joining them at the Roosevelt Library and Museum in Hyde Park, New York was FDR's own grandson, James Roosevelt Jr.
10:00 PM EDTApprox. 25 min.American Artifacts Ralph Waldo Emerson & the Old ManseRalph Waldo Emerson wrote most of his works while living in Concord, Massachusetts. He wrote ... Ralph Waldo Emerson wrote most of his works while living in Concord, Massachusetts. He wrote "Nature," which set the foundation for transcendentalism while living at the Old Manse. Senior Curator Christie Jackson talks about Emerson's time in the home as well as other writers, such as Henry David Thoreau, Nathanial Hawthorne, and Margaret Fuller, who spent time in the house. 10:25 PM EDTApprox. 20 min.Reel America It's Everybody's Business - 1954The U.S. Chamber of Commerce funded this animated film from 1954. It presents a brief history of ... The U.S. Chamber of Commerce funded this animated film from 1954. It presents a brief history of the American economic system beginning with the colonial period, arguing that free enterprise is embedded in the Bill of Rights, and criticizing excessive taxes and regulation of the 1950s. "It's Everybody's Business" is part of the Library of Congress collections and is made available by the National Film Preservation Foundation and the Internet Archive. 10:45 PM EDTApprox. 15 min.Reel America Fiesta Island - 1953The Puerto Rico Visitors Bureau produced this film in 1953 to encourage tourism and celebrate the ... The Puerto Rico Visitors Bureau produced this film in 1953 to encourage tourism and celebrate the island's history and ties to the United States.
11:00 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 15 min.Oral Histories David Valdez Photojournalism InterviewDavid Valdez talked about his photographs of George H.W. Bush which he took as the vice ... David Valdez talked about his photographs of George H.W. Bush which he took as the vice president's personal photographer and then as White House Photo Office director from 1989 to 1993. We'll see behind-the-scenes photos of the Bush administration at the beginning of the Gulf War, during the fall of communism in Eastern Europe and of private moments with the Bush family. The Briscoe Center for American History at the University of Texas recorded the interview and archived his photos along with those of other nationally recognized photographers.
Monday, October 16
12:15 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 45 min.The Presidency Franklin D. Roosevelt's New DealThe grandchildren of President Franklin D. Roosevelt's New Deal cabinet members and advisers ... The grandchildren of President Franklin D. Roosevelt's New Deal cabinet members and advisers talked about the actions taken in the 1930s and early 1940s to bring the country back from the Great Depression. Joining them at the Roosevelt Library and Museum in Hyde Park, New York was FDR's own grandson, James Roosevelt Jr. 2:00 AM EDTApprox. 35 min.Reel America Alaska Centennial - 1967The U.S. Army produced this film to mark the centennial of the Alaska Purchase. It includes a ... The U.S. Army produced this film to mark the centennial of the Alaska Purchase. It includes a reenactment of the October 18, 1867 ceremony in Sitka, Alaska when the Russian flag was lowered and the American flag raised to mark the territory's transfer. "Alaska Centennial" is an episode from the U.S. Army's "Big Picture" series. 2:35 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 17 min.Little Rock, Arkansas 1958-59Little Rock, Arkansas residents looked back to 1958 and '59 --sometimes called the "lost year"-- ... Little Rock, Arkansas residents looked back to 1958 and '59 --sometimes called the "lost year"-- when the Arkansas governor closed the public schools to block desegregation. The Central High Integration 60th Anniversary Committee hosted this event.
3:52 AM EDTApprox. 8 min.James O'Sullivan and Grand Coulee DamStephanie Plowman highlighted items from Gonzaga University's James O'Sullivan collection. ... Stephanie Plowman highlighted items from Gonzaga University's James O'Sullivan collection. O'Sullivan played an instrumental role in the development of the Grand Coulee Dam, about 90 miles northwest of Spokane. 4:00 AM EDTApprox. 54 min.The Civil War Confederate General Stonewall Jackson's War HorseSharon B. Smith talked about Confederate General Stonewall Jackson's favorite war horse. She is ... Sharon B. Smith talked about Confederate General Stonewall Jackson's favorite war horse. She is the author of "Stonewall Jackson's Little Sorrel: An Unlikely Hero of the Civil War." The Virginia Historical Society hosted this event. 4:54 AM EDTApprox. 46 min.Lectures in History Andrew Isenberg on Origins of Environmental ConsumerismTemple University professor Andrew Isenberg teaches a class about the rise of the environmental ... Temple University professor Andrew Isenberg teaches a class about the rise of the environmental movement in the 1970s and how it impacted consumer and production practices. He describes the Keep America Beautiful campaign, the different ways the United States has dealt with waste and the start of recycling programs.
5:40 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 10 min.Little Rock, Arkansas Before 1957Little Rock, Arkansas residents talked about the city and race relations in the years leading up ... Little Rock, Arkansas residents talked about the city and race relations in the years leading up to the 1957 integration of Little Rock Central High School. On September 25, 1957, President Dwight D. Eisenhower sent the 101st Airborne to Little Rock to escort nine African American students to the all-white school, enforcing the Supreme Court's Brown v. Board decision that state laws establishing separate schools for black and white students were unconstitutional. The Central High Integration 60th Anniversary Committee hosted this event. 6:50 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 9 min.Buffalo Bill & Frontier MythWestern historian Paul Hutton delivered the keynote address at a symposium hosted by the Buffalo ... Western historian Paul Hutton delivered the keynote address at a symposium hosted by the Buffalo Bill Center of the West in Cody, Wyoming. Mr. Hutton described how William Cody, best known as Buffalo Bill, became a symbol of the frontier and influenced American perception of the West. 2017 marks the 100th anniversary of Buffalo Bill's death.