American History TV Schedule

Week of December 7 through December 14

All times and durations are subject to change

Saturday, December 9
8:00 AM ESTApprox. 30 min.Reel America Dreams of Equality - 1993The National Park Service commissioned this film for Women's Rights National Historical Park in ... The National Park Service commissioned this film for Women's Rights National Historical Park in Seneca Falls, New York. It presented a recreation of the 1848 Women's Rights Convention held in Seneca Falls. The film also included segments with male and female teenagers debating their views on equal rights. It was digitally restored and made available courtesy of the National Archives. 8:30 AM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 19 min.History of Foster CareHistory professor Catherine Rymph talked about her book, "Raising Government Children: A History ... History professor Catherine Rymph talked about her book, "Raising Government Children: A History of Foster Care and the American Welfare State." She focused her study on the decades between the 1930's and 70's, after President Roosevelt's New Deal. The University of Missouri hosted this event. 9:49 AM ESTApprox. 6 min.Kansas City Parks and Boulevards SystemLandscape architect George Kessler was instrumental in laying out Kansas City, Missouri's park and ... Landscape architect George Kessler was instrumental in laying out Kansas City, Missouri's park and boulevard system. The city's current parks and recreation department director Mark McHenry shared this American pioneer's story.
9:55 AM ESTApprox. 30 min.Springwood, President Franklin Roosevelt's HomeFranceska Macscali-Urbin gave a tour of Springwood, the birthplace, home, and final resting place ... Franceska Macscali-Urbin gave a tour of Springwood, the birthplace, home, and final resting place of President Franklin D. Roosevelt. She shared the stories of President Roosevelt's life inside the home, a National Historic Site. 10:25 AM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 30 min.Peace Efforts Before U.S. Entered WWIHistorians Jay Sexton and Jennifer Keene discussed events leading up to U.S. entry into World War ... Historians Jay Sexton and Jennifer Keene discussed events leading up to U.S. entry into World War I. During this program, the historians commented on audio clips from "Enter the Peace Broker," a five-part dramatized World War I podcast series by British playwrite Martyn Wade. The podcast and discussion highlighted President Woodrow Wilson's attempts to negotiate a peace agreement among the belligerents before America entered World War I in April of 1917. 11:55 AM ESTApprox. 45 min.The Presidency Dwight D. Eisenhower & the WestTimothy Rives explained how Dwight D. Eisenhower's western upbringing influenced his personal code ... Timothy Rives explained how Dwight D. Eisenhower's western upbringing influenced his personal code of behavior and his actions as a military and political leader. The 34th president was born in 1890 -- the year that the U.S. government declared the American frontier closed. Mr. Rives is deputy director and supervisory archivist at the Dwight D. Eisenhower Presidential Library and Museum in Abilene, Kansas.
12:40 PM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 7 min.History of the American CowboyPanhandle-Plains Historical Museum curator Michael Grauer discussed the history and origin of the ... Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum curator Michael Grauer discussed the history and origin of the American cowboy. He talked about the common myths and misconceptions caused by the iconic cowboy image portrayed in Hollywood movies and Dime novels. The Kansas City Public Library hosted this event. 1:47 PM ESTApprox. 3 min.Mayor Sly JamesKansas City, Missouri Mayor Sly James talked about the city and its role in the Civil Rights ... Kansas City, Missouri Mayor Sly James talked about the city and its role in the Civil Rights Movement. 1:50 PM ESTApprox. 50 min.Battle of Midway 75th Anniversary RecollectionsFour World War Two Navy veterans who participated in the Battle of the Midway in June of 1942 ... Four World War Two Navy veterans who participated in the Battle of the Midway in June of 1942 recounted their experiences. The American Veterans Center hosted this panel discussion at their 20th Annual Conference. The United States sank four Japanese aircraft carriers at the Battle of Midway, a decisive Naval victory that changed the course of World War Two in the Pacific only six months after Pearl Harbor.
2:40 PM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 9 min.Vietnam War Helicopter PilotsMembers of the North Carolina Vietnam Helicopter Pilots Association talked about the helicopter's ... Members of the North Carolina Vietnam Helicopter Pilots Association talked about the helicopter's role during the Vietnam War and their own experiences as pilots during the conflict. The National Archives in Washington, DC, hosted this event in conjunction with the opening of their "Remembering Vietnam" exhibit. 3:49 PM ESTApprox. 11 min.Steamboat ArabiaBuilt in 1853, the Steamboat Arabia survived only 3 years of service before it sank in the ... Built in 1853, the Steamboat Arabia survived only 3 years of service before it sank in the Missouri river. David Hawley of the Arabia Steamboat Museum shared the story of Arabia's recovery and the treasure that it carried. 4:00 PM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 16 min.History Bookshelf James Robbins, The Real CusterJames Robbins talked about his book, The Real Custer: From Boy General to Tragic Hero, in which he ... James Robbins talked about his book, The Real Custer: From Boy General to Tragic Hero, in which he recounts the life and military career of General George Custer. In his book, the author remembers Custer's childhood and formative years, as well as his time in the field of battle; from the Civil War to his final defeat at the Battle of Little Bighorn. James Robbins spoke at the Hudson Library and Historical Society in Hudson, Ohio.
5:16 PM ESTApprox. 44 min.Holocaust Survivor Emanuel MandelHolocaust survivor Emanuel "Manny" Mandel recalled his experiences as a young boy after the Nazi's ... Holocaust survivor Emanuel "Manny" Mandel recalled his experiences as a young boy after the Nazi's occupied his hometown of Budapest, Hungary in March of 1944. Mr. Mandel and his family were eventually transported to Bergen-Belsen Concentration Camp in northern Germany, the same camp where diarist Anne Frank died. After six months in the Nazi camp, Manny Mandel was taken to Switzerland, spent four years in Palestine, then moved to the United States in 1949. 6:00 PM ESTApprox. 59 min.The Civil War Union General Don Carlos BuellAuthor Stephen Engle described the military philosophy of Union General Don Carlos Buell and ... Author Stephen Engle described the military philosophy of Union General Don Carlos Buell and outlined some of the factors that have shaped his reputation. This talk was part of Pamplin Historical Park's symposium called "Generals We Love to Hate" looking at some of the more controversial military leaders of the Civil War. 6:59 PM ESTApprox. 1 hr.Researching Alexander HamiltonYale University historian Joanne Freeman talked about her life-long interest in Alexander ... Yale University historian Joanne Freeman talked about her life-long interest in Alexander Hamilton. She describes her research into this particular Founding Father and discusses how she used Hamilton's letters and writings to understand what motivated him. The Museum of the American Revolution hosted this talk.
7:59 PM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 17 min.Lectures in History William Harris on Lincoln, Antietam and EmancipationUniversity of New Hampshire professor William Harris taught a class about Abraham Lincoln, the ... University of New Hampshire professor William Harris taught a class about Abraham Lincoln, the Civil War Battle of Antietam and the issuing of the Emancipation Proclamation in 1862. 9:16 PM ESTApprox. 44 min.Holocaust Survivor Emanuel MandelHolocaust survivor Emanuel "Manny" Mandel recalled his experiences as a young boy after the Nazi's ... Holocaust survivor Emanuel "Manny" Mandel recalled his experiences as a young boy after the Nazi's occupied his hometown of Budapest, Hungary in March of 1944. Mr. Mandel and his family were eventually transported to Bergen-Belsen Concentration Camp in northern Germany, the same camp where diarist Anne Frank died. After six months in the Nazi camp, Manny Mandel was taken to Switzerland, spent four years in Palestine, then moved to the United States in 1949. 10:00 PM ESTApprox. 13 min.Reel America Unwelcome Affection'This training video was created in the 1980s by Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, DC ... This training video was created in the 1980s by Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, DC to increase awareness of sexual harassment in the workplace. The video showed five dramatized examples of inappropriate workplace behavior, followed by suggested questions after each segment to generate group discussion.
10:13 PM ESTApprox. 21 min.Reel America Sexual Harassment - That's Not in My Job Description - 1981This 1981 business training film was an early effort to increase awareness of unacceptable ... This 1981 business training film was an early effort to increase awareness of unacceptable behavior in the workplace, created at a time when more women were entering the United States workforce. 10:34 PM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 26 min.Voting RightsA panel of historians explored whether history impacts contemporary views on voting rights. They ... A panel of historians explored whether history impacts contemporary views on voting rights. They also answered audience questions on how to keep citizens engaged in the voting process. This discussion was a part of a symposium titled "Enfranchising Equality: 150 Years of the 15th Amendment." The University of the South in Sewanee, Tennessee, hosted this event.
Sunday, December 10
12:00 AM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 18 min.Lectures in History William Harris on Lincoln, Antietam and EmancipationUniversity of New Hampshire professor William Harris taught a class about Abraham Lincoln, the ... University of New Hampshire professor William Harris taught a class about Abraham Lincoln, the Civil War Battle of Antietam and the issuing of the Emancipation Proclamation in 1862. 1:18 AM ESTApprox. 42 min.Holocaust Survivor Emanuel MandelHolocaust survivor Emanuel "Manny" Mandel recalled his experiences as a young boy after the Nazi's ... Holocaust survivor Emanuel "Manny" Mandel recalled his experiences as a young boy after the Nazi's occupied his hometown of Budapest, Hungary in March of 1944. Mr. Mandel and his family were eventually transported to Bergen-Belsen Concentration Camp in northern Germany, the same camp where diarist Anne Frank died. After six months in the Nazi camp, Manny Mandel was taken to Switzerland, spent four years in Palestine, then moved to the United States in 1949. 2:00 AM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 20 min.History Bookshelf James Robbins, The Real CusterJames Robbins talked about his book, The Real Custer: From Boy General to Tragic Hero, in which he ... James Robbins talked about his book, The Real Custer: From Boy General to Tragic Hero, in which he recounts the life and military career of General George Custer. In his book, the author remembers Custer's childhood and formative years, as well as his time in the field of battle; from the Civil War to his final defeat at the Battle of Little Bighorn. James Robbins spoke at the Hudson Library and Historical Society in Hudson, Ohio.
3:20 AM ESTApprox. 42 min.The Presidency Dwight D. Eisenhower & the WestTimothy Rives explained how Dwight D. Eisenhower's western upbringing influenced his personal code ... Timothy Rives explained how Dwight D. Eisenhower's western upbringing influenced his personal code of behavior and his actions as a military and political leader. The 34th president was born in 1890 -- the year that the U.S. government declared the American frontier closed. Mr. Rives is deputy director and supervisory archivist at the Dwight D. Eisenhower Presidential Library and Museum in Abilene, Kansas. 4:02 AM ESTApprox. 50 min.Battle of Midway 75th Anniversary RecollectionsFour World War Two Navy veterans who participated in the Battle of the Midway in June of 1942 ... Four World War Two Navy veterans who participated in the Battle of the Midway in June of 1942 recounted their experiences. The American Veterans Center hosted this panel discussion at their 20th Annual Conference. The United States sank four Japanese aircraft carriers at the Battle of Midway, a decisive Naval victory that changed the course of World War Two in the Pacific only six months after Pearl Harbor. 4:52 AM ESTApprox. 30 min.Reel America Dreams of Equality - 1993The National Park Service commissioned this film for Women's Rights National Historical Park in ... The National Park Service commissioned this film for Women's Rights National Historical Park in Seneca Falls, New York. It presented a recreation of the 1848 Women's Rights Convention held in Seneca Falls. The film also included segments with male and female teenagers debating their views on equal rights. It was digitally restored and made available courtesy of the National Archives.
5:22 AM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 19 min.History of Foster CareHistory professor Catherine Rymph talked about her book, "Raising Government Children: A History ... History professor Catherine Rymph talked about her book, "Raising Government Children: A History of Foster Care and the American Welfare State." She focused her study on the decades between the 1930's and 70's, after President Roosevelt's New Deal. The University of Missouri hosted this event. 6:41 AM ESTApprox. 6 min.Kansas City Parks and Boulevards SystemLandscape architect George Kessler was instrumental in laying out Kansas City, Missouri's park and ... Landscape architect George Kessler was instrumental in laying out Kansas City, Missouri's park and boulevard system. The city's current parks and recreation department director Mark McHenry shared this American pioneer's story. 6:47 AM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 10 min.History of the American CowboyPanhandle-Plains Historical Museum curator Michael Grauer discussed the history and origin of the ... Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum curator Michael Grauer discussed the history and origin of the American cowboy. He talked about the common myths and misconceptions caused by the iconic cowboy image portrayed in Hollywood movies and Dime novels. The Kansas City Public Library hosted this event.
7:57 AM ESTApprox. 55 min.Public Broadcasting Act of 1967 - 50th AnniversaryPresident Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Public Broadcasting Act of 1967, which led to the creation ... President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Public Broadcasting Act of 1967, which led to the creation of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, PBS and NPR. Former FCC commissioners and one of the co-founders of NPR discussed the origins of public broadcasting at this event held to mark the bill's 50th anniversary. It was co-hosted by the Library of Congress and WGBH. 8:52 AM ESTApprox. 54 min.Public Broadcasting Act - News & Public AffairsThe Public Broadcasting Act of 1967 marked its 50th anniversary in 2017. In this program, public ... The Public Broadcasting Act of 1967 marked its 50th anniversary in 2017. In this program, public media figures, including former PBS NewsHour anchor Jim Lehrer and talk show host Dick Cavett, gathered to discuss the history of news and public affairs programming. The Library of Congress and WGBH-TV co-hosted this event. 9:46 AM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 7 min.Camaraderie of Revolutionary War SoldiersPh.D. candidate Rachel Engl discussed the subject of her dissertation, "America's First Band of ... Ph.D. candidate Rachel Engl discussed the subject of her dissertation, "America's First Band of Brothers: Friendship & Camaraderie within the Continental Army during the Revolutionary Era." Ms. Engl previosuly conducted research at the Society of the Cincinnati under a sping, 2017 grant and a 2015-16 fellowship.
10:53 AM ESTApprox. 3 min.Mayor Sly JamesKansas City, Missouri Mayor Sly James talked about the city and its role in the Civil Rights ... Kansas City, Missouri Mayor Sly James talked about the city and its role in the Civil Rights Movement. 10:56 AM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 34 min.The Civil War Union General Ambrose BurnsideHistorian Wilson Greene described Union General Ambrose Burnside's life and career and argued that ... Historian Wilson Greene described Union General Ambrose Burnside's life and career and argued that his unfavorable reputation is largely undeserved. He acknowledged Burnside's mistakes during the battles at Antietam, Fredericksburg, and the Crater, but contended that his contemporaries used him as a scapegoat. This talk was part of Pamplin Historical Park's symposium called "Generals We Love to Hate" looking at some of the more controversial military leaders of the Civil War. 12:30 PM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 5 min.Lectures in History Randal Jelks on African American Ministers & PoliticsUniversity of Kansas professor Randal Jelks taught a class about the role of African American ... University of Kansas professor Randal Jelks taught a class about the role of African American ministers in politics. He describes church boards and programs as ways community members gained experience running for office and organizing.
1:35 PM ESTApprox. 50 min.Chief Justices John Jay & John MarshallUniversity of Virginia law professor Saikrishna Prakash lectured on John Jay and John Marshall, ... University of Virginia law professor Saikrishna Prakash lectured on John Jay and John Marshall, who each served as Chief Justice of the United States. In the early years of the republic, they simultaneously held positions in the executive branch as Foreign Affairs Secretary and Secretary of State. Mr. Prakash argued that the Constitution does not prohibit what he called "double duty." Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas introduced him. The Supreme Court Historical Society hosted the program in the Supreme Court chamber. 2:25 PM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 32 min.Black Women Leaders in Education Since the 1960sA panel of historians discuss black women pioneers in education since from the 1960's, and how ... A panel of historians discuss black women pioneers in education since from the 1960's, and how these women transformed education for African American's. 3:57 PM ESTApprox. 13 min.Reel America Unwelcome Affection'This training video was created in the 1980s by Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, DC ... This training video was created in the 1980s by Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, DC to increase awareness of sexual harassment in the workplace. The video showed five dramatized examples of inappropriate workplace behavior, followed by suggested questions after each segment to generate group discussion.
4:10 PM ESTApprox. 22 min.Reel America Sexual Harassment - That's Not in My Job Description - 1981This 1981 business training film was an early effort to increase awareness of unacceptable ... This 1981 business training film was an early effort to increase awareness of unacceptable behavior in the workplace, created at a time when more women were entering the United States workforce. 4:32 PM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 24 min.Voting RightsA panel of historians explored whether history impacts contemporary views on voting rights. They ... A panel of historians explored whether history impacts contemporary views on voting rights. They also answered audience questions on how to keep citizens engaged in the voting process. This discussion was a part of a symposium titled "Enfranchising Equality: 150 Years of the 15th Amendment." The University of the South in Sewanee, Tennessee, hosted this event. 5:56 PM ESTApprox. 32 min.American Artifacts Liljenquist Civil War Photo Collection
6:28 PM ESTApprox. 6 min.Mayor Sly JamesKansas City, Missouri Mayor Sly James talked about the city and its role in the Civil Rights ... Kansas City, Missouri Mayor Sly James talked about the city and its role in the Civil Rights Movement. 6:34 PM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 11 min.Experiences of Vietnam War VeteransA panel of five Vietnam War veterans, selected by the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College ... A panel of five Vietnam War veterans, selected by the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, discussed their experiences during the war. This event was hosted by the Kansas City Public Library as part of a National Endowment for the Arts "Big Read KC" series of programs on the Vietnam War. 7:45 PM ESTApprox. 14 min.Thomas Hart BentonThomas Hart Benton was an influential artist and Missouri native. Steve Sitton, site ... Thomas Hart Benton was an influential artist and Missouri native. Steve Sitton, site administrator, provided a tour of Benton's home including his art studio, where he died in 1975.
7:59 PM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 6 min.The Presidency Andrew Jackson & the Bank WarHistorian Daniel Feller revisited Andrew Jackson's bank war of the 1830s, a political struggle to ... Historian Daniel Feller revisited Andrew Jackson's bank war of the 1830s, a political struggle to challenge - and even cripple - the powerful Bank of the United States, the young country's only national financial institution. Mr. Feller teaches at the University of Tennessee and directs The Papers of Andrew Jackson project there. The White House Historical Association hosted this event. 9:05 PM ESTApprox. 51 min.American Soldiers' Views of Europeans, 1917-18U.S. Army Command & General Staff College professor Richard Faulkner talked about American ... U.S. Army Command & General Staff College professor Richard Faulkner talked about American soldiers' views of the French, British and Germans after arriving in Europe in 1917. The National World War I Museum in Kansas City, Missouri hosted this event. 9:56 PM ESTApprox. 32 min.American Artifacts Liljenquist Civil War Photo Collection
10:28 PM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 14 min.Experiences of Vietnam War VeteransA panel of five Vietnam War veterans, selected by the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College ... A panel of five Vietnam War veterans, selected by the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, discussed their experiences during the war. This event was hosted by the Kansas City Public Library as part of a National Endowment for the Arts "Big Read KC" series of programs on the Vietnam War. 11:42 PM ESTApprox. 18 min.Negro Leagues BaseballBob Kendrick, president and CEO of the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum, shared the history of the ... Bob Kendrick, president and CEO of the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum, shared the history of the league in Kansas City and how the integration of Major League Baseball led to other actions in the civil rights movement.
Monday, December 11
12:00 AM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 5 min.The Presidency Andrew Jackson & the Bank WarHistorian Daniel Feller revisited Andrew Jackson's bank war of the 1830s, a political struggle to ... Historian Daniel Feller revisited Andrew Jackson's bank war of the 1830s, a political struggle to challenge - and even cripple - the powerful Bank of the United States, the young country's only national financial institution. Mr. Feller teaches at the University of Tennessee and directs The Papers of Andrew Jackson project there. The White House Historical Association hosted this event. 1:05 AM ESTApprox. 52 min.American Soldiers' Views of Europeans, 1917-18U.S. Army Command & General Staff College professor Richard Faulkner talked about American ... U.S. Army Command & General Staff College professor Richard Faulkner talked about American soldiers' views of the French, British and Germans after arriving in Europe in 1917. The National World War I Museum in Kansas City, Missouri hosted this event. 1:57 AM ESTApprox. 14 min.Reel America Unwelcome Affection'This training video was created in the 1980s by Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, DC ... This training video was created in the 1980s by Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, DC to increase awareness of sexual harassment in the workplace. The video showed five dramatized examples of inappropriate workplace behavior, followed by suggested questions after each segment to generate group discussion.
2:11 AM ESTApprox. 21 min.Reel America Sexual Harassment - That's Not in My Job Description - 1981This 1981 business training film was an early effort to increase awareness of unacceptable ... This 1981 business training film was an early effort to increase awareness of unacceptable behavior in the workplace, created at a time when more women were entering the United States workforce. 2:32 AM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 25 min.Voting RightsA panel of historians explored whether history impacts contemporary views on voting rights. They ... A panel of historians explored whether history impacts contemporary views on voting rights. They also answered audience questions on how to keep citizens engaged in the voting process. This discussion was a part of a symposium titled "Enfranchising Equality: 150 Years of the 15th Amendment." The University of the South in Sewanee, Tennessee, hosted this event. 3:57 AM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 29 min.The Civil War Union General Ambrose BurnsideHistorian Wilson Greene described Union General Ambrose Burnside's life and career and argued that ... Historian Wilson Greene described Union General Ambrose Burnside's life and career and argued that his unfavorable reputation is largely undeserved. He acknowledged Burnside's mistakes during the battles at Antietam, Fredericksburg, and the Crater, but contended that his contemporaries used him as a scapegoat. This talk was part of Pamplin Historical Park's symposium called "Generals We Love to Hate" looking at some of the more controversial military leaders of the Civil War.
5:26 AM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 29 min.Black Women Leaders in Education Since the 1960sA panel of historians discuss black women pioneers in education since from the 1960's, and how ... A panel of historians discuss black women pioneers in education since from the 1960's, and how these women transformed education for African American's. 6:55 AM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 5 min.The Presidency Andrew Jackson & the Bank WarHistorian Daniel Feller revisited Andrew Jackson's bank war of the 1830s, a political struggle to ... Historian Daniel Feller revisited Andrew Jackson's bank war of the 1830s, a political struggle to challenge - and even cripple - the powerful Bank of the United States, the young country's only national financial institution. Mr. Feller teaches at the University of Tennessee and directs The Papers of Andrew Jackson project there. The White House Historical Association hosted this event.