American History TV Schedule

Week of January 14 through January 21

All times and durations are subject to change

Saturday, January 20
8:00 AM ESTApprox. 40 min.Reel America Assignment Iran - 1963This U.S. Army film from its long-running "Big Picture" series followed a U.S. Army adviser ... This U.S. Army film from its long-running "Big Picture" series followed a U.S. Army adviser through his Fort Bragg, North Carolina special forces training, Persian language school in California, and two-year assignment in Iran helping to create a special forces group there. The Cold War goal was to combat communist guerrillas fighting in Iran. 8:40 AM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 20 min.Abraham Lincoln's EnemiesA panel of scholars talked about people who disliked and opposed Abraham Lincoln during his ... A panel of scholars talked about people who disliked and opposed Abraham Lincoln during his presidency, including members of his own cabinet. This discussion was part of the annual Lincoln Forum symposium in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. 10:00 AM ESTApprox. 45 min.American Artifacts U.S. Diplomacy Center Museum Collections - Part 1A curator and a historian from the State Department's U.S. Diplomacy Center used a selection of ... A curator and a historian from the State Department's U.S. Diplomacy Center used a selection of artifacts from their collection of more than 7,000 to tell the diplomatic history of the United States. The artifacts will be featured in the U.S. Diplomacy Center Museum, which is scheduled to open in 2019.
10:45 AM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 30 min.Newly Discovered Black History PhotographsNew York Times photo editor Darcy Eveleigh and journalist Rachel Swarns talked about their book ... New York Times photo editor Darcy Eveleigh and journalist Rachel Swarns talked about their book "Unseen: Unpublished Black History from the New York Times Photo Archives." They shared several of the newly discovered photographs and told stories about the images. 12:15 PM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 25 min.The Presidency Abraham LincolnThe Lincoln Group of the District of Columbia hosted three authors who discussed various aspects ... The Lincoln Group of the District of Columbia hosted three authors who discussed various aspects of Abraham Lincoln's life and career. Featured were David Kent, Elizabeth Smith Brownstein and Carl Adams. 1:40 PM ESTApprox. 35 min.Korea & U.S. Relations
2:15 PM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 45 min.Slavery at Presidential PlantationsHistorians and university leaders discussed free speech and academic freedom on college campuses, ... Historians and university leaders discussed free speech and academic freedom on college campuses, and the responsibility of administrators, faculty and students when sharing ideas. They also talked about how social media has changed the nature of discourse in university settings. This was recorded at the American Historical Association annual meeting in Washington, DC. 4:00 PM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 28 min.History Bookshelf Tony Smith, Why Wilson MattersProfessor Tony Smith talked about his book Why Wilson Matters: The Origin of American Liberal ... Professor Tony Smith talked about his book Why Wilson Matters: The Origin of American Liberal Internationalism and Its Crisis Today, in which he offers his thoughts on the impact of President Woodrow Wilson on American foreign policy from the 1940s to today. In his book, the author argues that Wilson's liberal internationalism has been hijacked by today's "neo-Wilsonianism" that is marked by America's entry into Iraq and subsequent foreign policy. 5:28 PM ESTApprox. 32 min.American History TVPeople and events that help document the American Story. People and events that help document the American Story.
6:00 PM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 15 min.The Civil War Union General George McClellanUniversity of Alabama professor George Rable talked about Union General George McClellan, who ... University of Alabama professor George Rable talked about Union General George McClellan, who commanded the Union Army of the Potomac in the early stages of the Civil War. Professor Rable talked about both McClellan's military successes and failures, his reputation for arrogance, as well as his rocky relationships with high-ranking Union officials, most notably President Abraham Lincoln. 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. It's about an hour and 15 minutes. 7:15 PM ESTApprox. 45 min.Abraham Lincoln, Sarah Josepha Hale & ThanksgivingAuthor Melanie Kirkpatrick talked about the history of Thanksgiving in America, including ... Author Melanie Kirkpatrick talked about the history of Thanksgiving in America, including President Lincoln's proclamation in 1863 during the Civil War making it a national holiday. She also reflected on the life of Sarah Josepha Hale, a magazine editor known as the "Godmother of Thanksgiving," who lobbied President Lincoln to create the holiday. This event was part of the annual Lincoln Forum symposium in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. 8:00 PM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 11 min.Lectures in History Abraham Lincoln in Art & PhotographsDePaul University professor Mark Pohlad taught a class on representations of President Abraham ... DePaul University professor Mark Pohlad taught a class on representations of President Abraham Lincoln in art and photographs. He described how images of Lincoln might reach different audiences, such as engravings printed in newspapers that could be more widely circulated than a single painting or photograph.
9:11 PM ESTApprox. 49 min.President Andrew Johnson's LegacyHarvard University professor Annette Gordon-Reed talked about the legacy of Andrew Johnson, the ... Harvard University professor Annette Gordon-Reed talked about the legacy of Andrew Johnson, the nation's 17th president who took office following Abraham Lincoln's assassination in 1865. Professor Gordon-Reed called Johnson the president of "lost opportunities" because of his failure to help former slaves or advance the cause of black citizenship in the early days of Reconstruction. This discussion was part of the annual Lincoln Forum symposium in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. 10:00 PM ESTApprox. 30 min.Reel America Drug Abuse - Meeting the Challenge - 1987This film was produced in 1987 by the National Institute on Drug Abuse to highlight their most ... This film was produced in 1987 by the National Institute on Drug Abuse to highlight their most recent findings regarding the causes, treatment and prevention of drug abuse. The National Institute on Drug Abuse was established in 1974 with a mission to use science and research to better understand drug abuse and addiction. It also focuses on educating the public about the risks and costs to society associated with drug abuse. 10:30 PM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 30 min.Free Speech on CampusHistorians and university leaders discussed free speech and academic freedom on college campuses, ... Historians and university leaders discussed free speech and academic freedom on college campuses, and the responsibility of administrators, faculty and students when sharing ideas. They also talked about how social media has changed the nature of discourse in university settings. This was a panel at the American Historical Association annual meeting held in Washington, DC.
Sunday, January 21
12:00 AM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 11 min.Lectures in History Abraham Lincoln in Art & PhotographsDePaul University professor Mark Pohlad taught a class on representations of President Abraham ... DePaul University professor Mark Pohlad taught a class on representations of President Abraham Lincoln in art and photographs. He described how images of Lincoln might reach different audiences, such as engravings printed in newspapers that could be more widely circulated than a single painting or photograph. 1:11 AM ESTApprox. 49 min.President Andrew Johnson's LegacyHarvard University professor Annette Gordon-Reed talked about the legacy of Andrew Johnson, the ... Harvard University professor Annette Gordon-Reed talked about the legacy of Andrew Johnson, the nation's 17th president who took office following Abraham Lincoln's assassination in 1865. Professor Gordon-Reed called Johnson the president of "lost opportunities" because of his failure to help former slaves or advance the cause of black citizenship in the early days of Reconstruction. This discussion was part of the annual Lincoln Forum symposium in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. 2:00 AM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 28 min.History Bookshelf Tony Smith, Why Wilson MattersProfessor Tony Smith talked about his book Why Wilson Matters: The Origin of American Liberal ... Professor Tony Smith talked about his book Why Wilson Matters: The Origin of American Liberal Internationalism and Its Crisis Today, in which he offers his thoughts on the impact of President Woodrow Wilson on American foreign policy from the 1940s to today. In his book, the author argues that Wilson's liberal internationalism has been hijacked by today's "neo-Wilsonianism" that is marked by America's entry into Iraq and subsequent foreign policy.
3:28 AM ESTApprox. 47 min.American History TVPeople and events that help document the American Story. People and events that help document the American Story. 4:15 AM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 45 min.First Federal CongressJournalist Cokie Roberts moderated a discussion on the First Federal Congress at the American ... Journalist Cokie Roberts moderated a discussion on the First Federal Congress at the American Historical Association annual meeting. The panel talked about the nation's founders, including James Madison and George Washington, who met from 1789 to 1791 to determine the structure of the new federal government and decide how it should function. They also talked about documents from the First Federal Congress that historians and authors have used to learn and write about the period. 6:00 AM ESTApprox. 40 min.Reel America Assignment Iran - 1963This U.S. Army film from its long-running "Big Picture" series followed a U.S. Army adviser ... This U.S. Army film from its long-running "Big Picture" series followed a U.S. Army adviser through his Fort Bragg, North Carolina special forces training, Persian language school in California, and two-year assignment in Iran helping to create a special forces group there. The Cold War goal was to combat communist guerrillas fighting in Iran.
6:40 AM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 20 min.Abraham Lincoln's EnemiesA panel of scholars talked about people who disliked and opposed Abraham Lincoln during his ... A panel of scholars talked about people who disliked and opposed Abraham Lincoln during his presidency, including members of his own cabinet. This discussion was part of the annual Lincoln Forum symposium in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. 8:00 AM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 45 min.Free Speech on CampusHistorians and university leaders discussed free speech and academic freedom on college campuses, ... Historians and university leaders discussed free speech and academic freedom on college campuses, and the responsibility of administrators, faculty and students when sharing ideas. They also talked about how social media has changed the nature of discourse in university settings. This was a panel at the American Historical Association annual meeting held in Washington, DC. 9:45 AM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 40 min.The Civil War Confederate General John Bell HoodStephen Hood, the author of "John Bell Hood: The Rise, Fall, and Resurrection of a Confederate ... Stephen Hood, the author of "John Bell Hood: The Rise, Fall, and Resurrection of a Confederate General," talked about some of the myths and misconceptions surrounding the general. He discussed his access to John Bell Hood's personal papers and how his work has brought new information to the debate about General Hood's 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.
11:25 AM ESTApprox. 25 min.American Artifacts World War IThe National World War I Museum and Memorial in Kansas City, Missouri, has more than 300,000 ... The National World War I Museum and Memorial in Kansas City, Missouri, has more than 300,000 artifacts. The museum's education curator, Lora Vogt, showed us World War I uniforms and gas masks from the collection. 11:50 AM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 20 min.Lectures in History Colonial America Before the RevolutionLebanon Valley College professor James Broussard taught a class on the lead-up to the American ... Lebanon Valley College professor James Broussard taught a class on the lead-up to the American Revolution. He described actions by the British government, such as the Stamp Act and stationing British troops Boston, that American colonists began to view as an overreach of power. 1:10 PM ESTApprox. 46 min.Origins of PBS DocumentariesTo mark the 50th anniversary of the Public Broadcasting Act of 1967, the Library of Congress and ... To mark the 50th anniversary of the Public Broadcasting Act of 1967, the Library of Congress and WGBH-TV co-hosted a panel discussion on PBS documentary programming. Participants included Clayborne Carson, who was senior adviser to the "Eyes on the Prize" civil rights series, David Fanning, founder and executive producer of "Frontline," and Margaret Drain, former executive producer of "American Experience."
1:56 PM ESTApprox. 2 hr. 4 min.American History TVPeople and events that help document the American Story. People and events that help document the American Story. 4:00 PM ESTApprox. 30 min.Reel America Drug Abuse - Meeting the Challenge - 1987This film was produced in 1987 by the National Institute on Drug Abuse to highlight their most ... This film was produced in 1987 by the National Institute on Drug Abuse to highlight their most recent findings regarding the causes, treatment and prevention of drug abuse. The National Institute on Drug Abuse was established in 1974 with a mission to use science and research to better understand drug abuse and addiction. It also focuses on educating the public about the risks and costs to society associated with drug abuse. 4:30 PM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 30 min.Free Speech on CampusHistorians and university leaders discussed free speech and academic freedom on college campuses, ... Historians and university leaders discussed free speech and academic freedom on college campuses, and the responsibility of administrators, faculty and students when sharing ideas. They also talked about how social media has changed the nature of discourse in university settings. This was a panel at the American Historical Association annual meeting held in Washington, DC.
6:00 PM ESTApprox. 50 min.American ArtifactsHistoric sites, museums, and archives. Historic sites, museums, and archives. 6:50 PM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 10 min.The Civil War Spiritualism and Photography in the Civil War EraReligion scholar and author Peter Manseau used a variety of images to discuss Spiritualism and ... Religion scholar and author Peter Manseau used a variety of images to discuss Spiritualism and it's relationship to photography in the nineteenth century. Mr. Manseau is the author of " The Apparitionists: A Tale of Phantoms, Fraud, Photography, and the Man Who Captured Lincoln's Ghost," which traces the rise and fall of spirit photographer William Mumler. 8:00 PM ESTApprox. 1 hr.The Presidency U.S. & Soviet Union Relations Post-World War IIThe University of Virginia's Miller Center convened scholars for a two-day conference looking at ... The University of Virginia's Miller Center convened scholars for a two-day conference looking at the complicated history between U.S. and Russian leaders over the last century. The discussions included assessments of Franklin D. Roosevelt, John Kennedy, Richard Nixon, George H.W. Bush and Bill Clinton -- as well as their Russian counterparts. The focus of this program is the post-World War II relationship.
9:00 PM ESTApprox. 1 hr.1774 Dunmore's War & The Battle of Point PleasantMilitary historian Glenn Williams talked about his book, "Dunmore's War: The Last Conflict of ... Military historian Glenn Williams talked about his book, "Dunmore's War: The Last Conflict of America's Colonial Era." In this illustrated talk, Mr. Williams detailed the 1774 Battle of Point Pleasant between a Virginia militia led by that colony's royal governor Lord Dunmore, and an Indian coalition led by the Shawnee tribe. The senior historian at the U.S. Army's Center of Military History argued that as a result of their victory over Native Americans, the confident colonists turned their attention to revolution. 10:00 PM ESTApprox. 50 min.American ArtifactsHistoric sites, museums, and archives. Historic sites, museums, and archives. 10:50 PM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 10 min.The Civil War Spiritualism and Photography in the Civil War EraReligion scholar and author Peter Manseau used a variety of images to discuss Spiritualism and ... Religion scholar and author Peter Manseau used a variety of images to discuss Spiritualism and it's relationship to photography in the nineteenth century. Mr. Manseau is the author of " The Apparitionists: A Tale of Phantoms, Fraud, Photography, and the Man Who Captured Lincoln's Ghost," which traces the rise and fall of spirit photographer William Mumler.
Monday, January 22
12:00 AM ESTApprox. 1 hr.The Presidency U.S. & Soviet Union Relations Post-World War IIThe University of Virginia's Miller Center convened scholars for a two-day conference looking at ... The University of Virginia's Miller Center convened scholars for a two-day conference looking at the complicated history between U.S. and Russian leaders over the last century. The discussions included assessments of Franklin D. Roosevelt, John Kennedy, Richard Nixon, George H.W. Bush and Bill Clinton -- as well as their Russian counterparts. The focus of this program is the post-World War II relationship. 1:00 AM ESTApprox. 1 hr.1774 Dunmore's War & The Battle of Point PleasantMilitary historian Glenn Williams talked about his book, "Dunmore's War: The Last Conflict of ... Military historian Glenn Williams talked about his book, "Dunmore's War: The Last Conflict of America's Colonial Era." In this illustrated talk, Mr. Williams detailed the 1774 Battle of Point Pleasant between a Virginia militia led by that colony's royal governor Lord Dunmore, and an Indian coalition led by the Shawnee tribe. The senior historian at the U.S. Army's Center of Military History argued that as a result of their victory over Native Americans, the confident colonists turned their attention to revolution. 2:00 AM ESTApprox. 30 min.Reel America Drug Abuse - Meeting the Challenge - 1987This film was produced in 1987 by the National Institute on Drug Abuse to highlight their most ... This film was produced in 1987 by the National Institute on Drug Abuse to highlight their most recent findings regarding the causes, treatment and prevention of drug abuse. The National Institute on Drug Abuse was established in 1974 with a mission to use science and research to better understand drug abuse and addiction. It also focuses on educating the public about the risks and costs to society associated with drug abuse.
2:30 AM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 28 min.Free Speech on CampusHistorians and university leaders discussed free speech and academic freedom on college campuses, ... Historians and university leaders discussed free speech and academic freedom on college campuses, and the responsibility of administrators, faculty and students when sharing ideas. They also talked about how social media has changed the nature of discourse in university settings. This was a panel at the American Historical Association annual meeting held in Washington, DC. 3:58 AM ESTApprox. 2 hr. 2 min.American History TVPeople and events that help document the American Story. People and events that help document the American Story. 6:00 AM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 10 min.Lectures in History Colonial America Before the RevolutionLebanon Valley College professor James Broussard taught a class on the lead-up to the American ... Lebanon Valley College professor James Broussard taught a class on the lead-up to the American Revolution. He described actions by the British government, such as the Stamp Act and stationing British troops Boston, that American colonists began to view as an overreach of power.
7:10 AM ESTApprox. 50 min.Origins of PBS DocumentariesTo mark the 50th anniversary of the Public Broadcasting Act of 1967, the Library of Congress and ... To mark the 50th anniversary of the Public Broadcasting Act of 1967, the Library of Congress and WGBH-TV co-hosted a panel discussion on PBS documentary programming. Participants included Clayborne Carson, who was senior adviser to the "Eyes on the Prize" civil rights series, David Fanning, founder and executive producer of "Frontline," and Margaret Drain, former executive producer of "American Experience."