American History TV Schedule

Week of February 9 through February 16

All times and durations are subject to change

Saturday, February 10
8:00 AM ESTApprox. 59 min.The Presidency Nixon & BrezhnevThis program focused on what motivated President Richard Nixon and Soviet Premier Leonid Brezhnev ... This program focused on what motivated President Richard Nixon and Soviet Premier Leonid Brezhnev during the period known as D├ętente. It was part of a conference convened by the University of Virginia's Miller Center to look at the complicated history between U.S. and Russian leaders over the last century. The discussions included assessments of Franklin D. Roosevelt, JFK, George H.W. Bush and Bill Clinton -- as well as their Russian counterparts. 8:59 AM ESTApprox. 48 min.LIVE The Bible and the Founding of AmericaThe Museum of the Bible in Washington, DC hosts a symposium exploring the Bible's influence on the ... The Museum of the Bible in Washington, DC hosts a symposium exploring the Bible's influence on the American Revolution and the founding of the United States. 9:47 AM ESTApprox. 12 min.California Missions and Father Junipero SerraRuben Mendoza gave a tour of the Carmel Mission and talked about Father Junipero Serra, a Spanish ... Ruben Mendoza gave a tour of the Carmel Mission and talked about Father Junipero Serra, a Spanish priest of the Franciscan Order who founded the first nine missions in Spanish California. The missions were primarily designed to bring the Catholic faith to the indigenous community, but some argue they were used to suppress the native culture.
9:59 AM ESTApprox. 48 min.LIVE The Bible and the Founding of AmericaThe Museum of the Bible in Washington, DC hosts a symposium exploring the Bible's influence on the ... The Museum of the Bible in Washington, DC hosts a symposium exploring the Bible's influence on the American Revolution and the founding of the United States. 10:47 AM ESTApprox. 11 min.Washington Crossing the DelawareGeneral George Washington and over 2,000 of his troops crossed the Delaware River on a snowy ... General George Washington and over 2,000 of his troops crossed the Delaware River on a snowy Christmas night in 1776. Washington Crossing State Park Historian Clay Craighead describes the harrowing experience that began Washington's surprise assault on Trenton. 10:58 AM ESTApprox. 48 min.LIVE The Bible and the Founding of AmericaThe Museum of the Bible in Washington, DC hosts a symposium exploring the Bible's influence on the ... The Museum of the Bible in Washington, DC hosts a symposium exploring the Bible's influence on the American Revolution and the founding of the United States.
11:46 AM ESTApprox. 39 min.American Artifacts St. John's Church, the Church of the PresidentsSt. John's Church on Lafayette Square near the White House was designed by U.S. Capitol architect ... St. John's Church on Lafayette Square near the White House was designed by U.S. Capitol architect Benjamin Latrobe and opened in 1816. St. John's is known as the "Church of the Presidents," because every president since James Madison has attended at least one service there. Historian and church member Richard Grimmett gave American History TV a tour of the national historic landmark. 12:25 PM ESTApprox. 29 min.American Artifacts Jefferson's Bible 12:54 PM ESTApprox. 29 min.American Artifacts Arch Street Meeting House
1:23 PM ESTApprox. 7 min.It Happened in Wisconsin-Marian Apparition SiteMichael Bie, author of "It Happened in Wisconsin," a book about historical people and events in ... Michael Bie, author of "It Happened in Wisconsin," a book about historical people and events in the state, talked about the only site in the United States recognized by the Catholic Church as a Marian apparition site and the miracles some say have happened there. 1:30 PM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 2 min.LIVE The Bible and the Founding of AmericaThe Museum of the Bible in Washington, DC hosts a symposium exploring the Bible's influence on the ... The Museum of the Bible in Washington, DC hosts a symposium exploring the Bible's influence on the American Revolution and the founding of the United States. 2:32 PM ESTApprox. 56 min.James F. Byrnes & FDRUniversity of Virginia politics professor Sidney Milkis lectures on James F. Byrnes, who served in ... University of Virginia politics professor Sidney Milkis lectures on James F. Byrnes, who served in the U.S. House and Senate, as a Supreme Court Justice and in the Franklin D. Roosevelt administration. He explains how Byrnes, in the 1930s and '40s, was a key figure in the implementation of the New Deal and the management of the wartime economy. Mr. Milkis describes the relationship between FDR and Byrnes and how their work shaped the United States in a time of great uncertainty. Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer introduces the speaker. The Supreme Court Historical Society hosted the event in the Supreme Court chamber.
3:28 PM ESTApprox. 32 min.Reel America Island of Hope, Island of Tears - 1989"Island of Hope, Island of Tears" is a 1989 documentary that screens every 30 minutes at Ellis ... "Island of Hope, Island of Tears" is a 1989 documentary that screens every 30 minutes at Ellis Island National Museum of Immigration. Commissioned by the National Park Service, directed by Charles Guggenheim and narrated by actor Gene Hackman, the Academy Award-winning film explores how and why millions of immigrants traveled to America and passed by the Statue of Liberty and through Ellis Island. 4:00 PM ESTApprox. 59 min.History Bookshelf Brion McClanahan, The Founding Fathers Guide to the ConstitutionBrion McClanahan examines the U.S. Constitution and presented his thoughts on the authors of the ... Brion McClanahan examines the U.S. Constitution and presented his thoughts on the authors of the document's original intentions and whether its current interpretation should be rigid or flexible. Mr. McClanahan researched the public arguments of the founding generation beyond the Federalist Papers. He contended that the nation's Founders were in support of Congress as the dominant branch of the government, against a large, national government, and drafted the Constitution to support rather than weaken the states. Brion McClanahan spoke at Chattahoochee Valley Community College in Phenix City, Alabama. 4:59 PM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 1 min.1968 Poor People's CampaignThe National Museum of African American History & Culture opened an exhibit looking at the 1968 ... The National Museum of African American History & Culture opened an exhibit looking at the 1968 "Poor People's Campaign," which Martin Luther King Jr. organized to shift the focus of the civil rights movement to economic issues. Reverend King was assassinated weeks before the campaign got underway in Washington, D.C. A panel of civil rights activists and Smithsonian museum staff looked at the impact of the Poor People's Campaign as well as its legacy.
6:00 PM ESTApprox. 49 min.The Civil War Abraham Lincoln & Edwin StantonAuthor Walter Stahr talked about the relationship between Abraham Lincoln and his Secretary of War ... Author Walter Stahr talked about the relationship between Abraham Lincoln and his Secretary of War Edwin Stanton, starting from when they first met as attorneys before the Civil War through Lincoln's assassination in 1865. This discussion was part of the annual Lincoln Forum symposium in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. 6:49 PM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 10 min.History of the Kansas City MafiaRetired FBI agent William Ouseley sat down with Kansas City Public Broadcasting editor Jonathan ... Retired FBI agent William Ouseley sat down with Kansas City Public Broadcasting editor Jonathan Bender for an illustrated discussion of the city's gangland past, and a look at a newly discovered archive of police reports, mugshots, and other records from the Kansas City Star newspaper. The former FBI agent spent two decades investigating and prosecuting organized crime figures in Kansas City and is the author of " Mobsters in Our Midst: The Kansas City Crime Family" and "Open City: True Story of the KC Crime Family 1900-1950." 7:59 PM ESTApprox. 55 min.Lectures in History 1880s American Anarchist MovementJohns Hopkins University professor Ronald Walters taught a class about the 1880s anarchist ... Johns Hopkins University professor Ronald Walters taught a class about the 1880s anarchist movement in America. He talked about Albert Parson, a Confederate soldier who became a socialist and leader in the anarchist movement. He also used the 1886 Chicago Haymarket affair -- a bombing at a labor protest -- as a case study in describing anarchist violence and the government's response.
8:54 PM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 5 min.Events & Legacy of 1967 in AmericaAuthor Victor Brooks talked about his book, "1967: The Year of Fire and Ice." Mr. Brooks focused ... Author Victor Brooks talked about his book, "1967: The Year of Fire and Ice." Mr. Brooks focused on rapid changes in popular culture, the problems of the generation gap, and the growing political unrest caused by the Vietnam War. 9:59 PM ESTApprox. 27 min.Reel America Rebirth of Seoul - 1953This U.S. Army film covers major events of the Korean War and shows how Seoul was heavily damaged ... This U.S. Army film covers major events of the Korean War and shows how Seoul was heavily damaged by the fighting. It documents citizens returning to the city after the end of the war in 1953, and how with the help of the U.S. Army work began to provide the basic needs of life: health care, food, water, shelter and transportation. 10:26 PM ESTApprox. 28 min.Reel America Winter Olympics - 1960This is a U.S. Forest Service film about the 1960 Winter Olympic Games held in Squaw Valley, ... This is a U.S. Forest Service film about the 1960 Winter Olympic Games held in Squaw Valley, California. Narrated by writer and broadcaster Lowell Thomas, the film documents the construction of facilities at the largely undeveloped location in the Tahoe National Forest, and shows efforts by the Forest Service to prevent avalanches and maintain safety for the athletes. The film also includes highlights of the 1960 Winter Games.
10:54 PM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 6 min.The Life of Movie Studio Executive William FoxBiographer Vanda Krefft discussed the life and legacy of the founder of Fox Film Corporation in ... Biographer Vanda Krefft discussed the life and legacy of the founder of Fox Film Corporation in her book, "The Man Who Made the Movies: The Meteoric Rise and Tragic Fall of William Fox." In this illustrated conversation, she argued that Fox's contributions to the early motion picture industry were largely forgotten after the 1929 stock market crash resulted in a hostile takeover of his company; which later became Twentieth Century Fox. The Leon Levy Center for Biography at the Graduate Center for the City University of New York hosted this event.
Sunday, February 11
12:00 AM ESTApprox. 55 min.Lectures in History 1880s American Anarchist MovementJohns Hopkins University professor Ronald Walters taught a class about the 1880s anarchist ... Johns Hopkins University professor Ronald Walters taught a class about the 1880s anarchist movement in America. He talked about Albert Parson, a Confederate soldier who became a socialist and leader in the anarchist movement. He also used the 1886 Chicago Haymarket affair -- a bombing at a labor protest -- as a case study in describing anarchist violence and the government's response. 12:55 AM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 5 min.Events & Legacy of 1967 in AmericaAuthor Victor Brooks talked about his book, "1967: The Year of Fire and Ice." Mr. Brooks focused ... Author Victor Brooks talked about his book, "1967: The Year of Fire and Ice." Mr. Brooks focused on rapid changes in popular culture, the problems of the generation gap, and the growing political unrest caused by the Vietnam War. 2:00 AM ESTApprox. 1 hr.History Bookshelf Brion McClanahan, The Founding Fathers Guide to the ConstitutionBrion McClanahan examines the U.S. Constitution and presented his thoughts on the authors of the ... Brion McClanahan examines the U.S. Constitution and presented his thoughts on the authors of the document's original intentions and whether its current interpretation should be rigid or flexible. Mr. McClanahan researched the public arguments of the founding generation beyond the Federalist Papers. He contended that the nation's Founders were in support of Congress as the dominant branch of the government, against a large, national government, and drafted the Constitution to support rather than weaken the states. Brion McClanahan spoke at Chattahoochee Valley Community College in Phenix City, Alabama.
3:00 AM ESTApprox. 1 hr.1968 Poor People's CampaignThe National Museum of African American History & Culture opened an exhibit looking at the 1968 ... The National Museum of African American History & Culture opened an exhibit looking at the 1968 "Poor People's Campaign," which Martin Luther King Jr. organized to shift the focus of the civil rights movement to economic issues. Reverend King was assassinated weeks before the campaign got underway in Washington, D.C. A panel of civil rights activists and Smithsonian museum staff looked at the impact of the Poor People's Campaign as well as its legacy. 4:00 AM ESTApprox. 42 min.American Artifacts U.S. Diplomacy Center Museum Collections - Part 2 4:42 AM ESTApprox. 45 min.Benjamin Franklin's FaithBaylor University History Professor Thomas Kidd talked about Benjamin Franklin's faith. He argued ... Baylor University History Professor Thomas Kidd talked about Benjamin Franklin's faith. He argued that Franklin's exposure to skeptical writings underminded his confidence in Christianity, but did not erase his Puritanical core. He also read excerpts from Franklin's writings that address his faith. And, Mr. Kidd examined the religious influence of English clergyman George Whitfield, as well as Benjamin Franklin's sister. This talk was a part of a symposium hosted by the Museum of the Bible in Washington, D.C.
5:27 AM ESTApprox. 46 min.The Bible & the American Constitutional RepublicAmerican University public affairs professor Daniel Dreisbach argues that the Bible's ... American University public affairs professor Daniel Dreisbach argues that the Bible's contributions on the American constitutional republic should have widespread acknowledgment in scholarly circles. He also talks about the Bible's influence on the American judicial system, including due process and separation of powers. This talk was a part of a symposium hosted by the Museum of the Bible in Washington, D.C. 6:13 AM ESTApprox. 44 min.The Bible and the American RevolutionVanderbilt University divinity professor James Byrd talked the Bible's use by the founding fathers ... Vanderbilt University divinity professor James Byrd talked the Bible's use by the founding fathers to defend their patriotic convictions. He highligthed text focused on military battles and argued that the Bible was influential on the founders decision for war regardless of whether they believed it was the word of God. This talk was a part of a symposium hosted by the Museum of the Bible in Washington, D.C. 6:57 AM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 1 min.The Bible and the Founding of AmericaA panel of Historians answered audience questions about the Bible's influence on the American ... A panel of Historians answered audience questions about the Bible's influence on the American Founders. They also talked about the founders' views on religious liberty, as well as democracy and the nation as a republic. This discussion was a part of a symposium hosted by the Museum of the Bible in Washington, D.C.
7:58 AM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 2 min.Automation and the WorkforceThis National History Center congressional briefing on automation and the workforce was presented ... This National History Center congressional briefing on automation and the workforce was presented by three historians who specialize in the topic. Beginning with early twentieth century automation, the panelists discussed the pros and cons of technological developments in the workplace, and the increasingly rapid change of the digital age. 9:00 AM ESTApprox. 59 min.The Civil War Dreams of Civil War AmericansAuthor Jonathan White talked about the dreams of both soldiers and civilians during the American ... Author Jonathan White talked about the dreams of both soldiers and civilians during the American Civil War. He detailed the dreams of several individuals and reflected on the underlying emotions behind them, such as fear of death or hope of returning home. He also discussed how dreams became part of the wartime culture, reflected in such things as songs and poems. This discussion was part of the annual Lincoln Forum symposium in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. 9:59 AM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 39 min.Oral Histories Kenneth Carlson West Point InterviewU.S. Military Academy graduate Kenneth Carlson talked about growing up in a military family, ... U.S. Military Academy graduate Kenneth Carlson talked about growing up in a military family, including his time as a teen in Vietnam during the late 1950s. He also described his experiences as a West Point cadet, his Vietnam War service, his years teaching at military colleges and the time when Newt Gingrich audited his class. The interview is held by The West Point Center for Oral History.
11:38 AM ESTApprox. 22 min.History of the OzarksAuthor Brooks Blevins talked about his book, "History of the Ozarks, Vol. 1: The Old Ozarks". He ... Author Brooks Blevins talked about his book, "History of the Ozarks, Vol. 1: The Old Ozarks". He explores the history of the Ozark region and the people that inhabit it. 12:00 PM ESTApprox. 45 min.Benjamin Franklin's FaithBaylor University History Professor Thomas Kidd talked about Benjamin Franklin's faith. He argued ... Baylor University History Professor Thomas Kidd talked about Benjamin Franklin's faith. He argued that Franklin's exposure to skeptical writings underminded his confidence in Christianity, but did not erase his Puritanical core. He also read excerpts from Franklin's writings that address his faith. And, Mr. Kidd examined the religious influence of English clergyman George Whitfield, as well as Benjamin Franklin's sister. This talk was a part of a symposium hosted by the Museum of the Bible in Washington, D.C. 12:45 PM ESTApprox. 46 min.The Bible & the American Constitutional RepublicAmerican University public affairs professor Daniel Dreisbach argues that the Bible's ... American University public affairs professor Daniel Dreisbach argues that the Bible's contributions on the American constitutional republic should have widespread acknowledgment in scholarly circles. He also talks about the Bible's influence on the American judicial system, including due process and separation of powers. This talk was a part of a symposium hosted by the Museum of the Bible in Washington, D.C.
1:31 PM ESTApprox. 45 min.The Bible and the American RevolutionVanderbilt University divinity professor James Byrd talked the Bible's use by the founding fathers ... Vanderbilt University divinity professor James Byrd talked the Bible's use by the founding fathers to defend their patriotic convictions. He highligthed text focused on military battles and argued that the Bible was influential on the founders decision for war regardless of whether they believed it was the word of God. This talk was a part of a symposium hosted by the Museum of the Bible in Washington, D.C. 2:16 PM ESTApprox. 1 hr.The Bible and the Founding of AmericaA panel of Historians answered audience questions about the Bible's influence on the American ... A panel of Historians answered audience questions about the Bible's influence on the American Founders. They also talked about the founders' views on religious liberty, as well as democracy and the nation as a republic. This discussion was a part of a symposium hosted by the Museum of the Bible in Washington, D.C. 3:16 PM ESTApprox. 4 min.Reel America President Reagan Signing 1986 Immigration Reform & Control ActPresident Reagan's Remarks at the Signing Ceremony for the Immigration Reform and Control Act in ... President Reagan's Remarks at the Signing Ceremony for the Immigration Reform and Control Act in Roosevelt Room of the White House on November 6, 1986.
3:20 PM ESTApprox. 40 min.American Artifacts U.S. Diplomacy Center Museum Collections - Part 2 4:00 PM ESTApprox. 26 min.Reel America Rebirth of Seoul - 1953This U.S. Army film covers major events of the Korean War and shows how Seoul was heavily damaged ... This U.S. Army film covers major events of the Korean War and shows how Seoul was heavily damaged by the fighting. It documents citizens returning to the city after the end of the war in 1953, and how with the help of the U.S. Army work began to provide the basic needs of life: health care, food, water, shelter and transportation. 4:26 PM ESTApprox. 29 min.Reel America Winter Olympics - 1960This is a U.S. Forest Service film about the 1960 Winter Olympic Games held in Squaw Valley, ... This is a U.S. Forest Service film about the 1960 Winter Olympic Games held in Squaw Valley, California. Narrated by writer and broadcaster Lowell Thomas, the film documents the construction of facilities at the largely undeveloped location in the Tahoe National Forest, and shows efforts by the Forest Service to prevent avalanches and maintain safety for the athletes. The film also includes highlights of the 1960 Winter Games.
4:55 PM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 5 min.The Life of Movie Studio Executive William FoxBiographer Vanda Krefft discussed the life and legacy of the founder of Fox Film Corporation in ... Biographer Vanda Krefft discussed the life and legacy of the founder of Fox Film Corporation in her book, "The Man Who Made the Movies: The Meteoric Rise and Tragic Fall of William Fox." In this illustrated conversation, she argued that Fox's contributions to the early motion picture industry were largely forgotten after the 1929 stock market crash resulted in a hostile takeover of his company; which later became Twentieth Century Fox. The Leon Levy Center for Biography at the Graduate Center for the City University of New York hosted this event. 6:00 PM ESTApprox. 30 min.The Breakers & the Gilded AgeNewport became the summer home to many of the country's very wealthy of the Gilded Age, including ... Newport became the summer home to many of the country's very wealthy of the Gilded Age, including the Vanderbilts. Preservation Society of Newport County CEO Trudy Coxe explained the lavish lifestyle of the Vanderbilts at the Breakers. 6:30 PM ESTApprox. 28 min.Reel America Rebirth of Seoul - 1953This U.S. Army film covers major events of the Korean War and shows how Seoul was heavily damaged ... This U.S. Army film covers major events of the Korean War and shows how Seoul was heavily damaged by the fighting. It documents citizens returning to the city after the end of the war in 1953, and how with the help of the U.S. Army work began to provide the basic needs of life: health care, food, water, shelter and transportation.
6:58 PM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 1 min.1968 Poor People's CampaignThe National Museum of African American History & Culture opened an exhibit looking at the 1968 ... The National Museum of African American History & Culture opened an exhibit looking at the 1968 "Poor People's Campaign," which Martin Luther King Jr. organized to shift the focus of the civil rights movement to economic issues. Reverend King was assassinated weeks before the campaign got underway in Washington, D.C. A panel of civil rights activists and Smithsonian museum staff looked at the impact of the Poor People's Campaign as well as its legacy. 7:59 PM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 21 min.The Presidency Reagan, George H.W. Bush & GorbachevPhilip Zelikow (National Security Adviser to President George H.W. Bush) James Graham Wilson ... Philip Zelikow (National Security Adviser to President George H.W. Bush) James Graham Wilson (Office of the Historian, U.S. Department of State), William Taubman (Author "Gorbachev: His Life and Times"), and Robert Zoellick (Under Secretary of State for George H.W. Bush, Member of Reagan White House) discuss the relationships between Reagan and Gorbachev as well as the relationship between George H.W. Bush and Gorbachev. They debate how these three leaders brought about the end of the Cold War, built the structure of Modern Day Russia, and established the new American led World Order. 9:20 PM ESTApprox. 4 min.American Artifacts History of State Department BuildingA U.S. Diplomacy Center historian and curator used documents and artifacts associated with the ... A U.S. Diplomacy Center historian and curator used documents and artifacts associated with the State Department's headquarters to detail the locations, beginning in 1789 at Federal Hall in New York City, and ending with three different locations in the District of Columbia.
9:24 PM ESTApprox. 29 min.Reel America Island of Hope, Island of Tears - 1989"Island of Hope, Island of Tears" is a 1989 documentary that screens every 30 minutes at Ellis ... "Island of Hope, Island of Tears" is a 1989 documentary that screens every 30 minutes at Ellis Island National Museum of Immigration. Commissioned by the National Park Service, directed by Charles Guggenheim and narrated by actor Gene Hackman, the Academy Award-winning film explores how and why millions of immigrants traveled to America and passed by the Statue of Liberty and through Ellis Island. 9:53 PM ESTApprox. 31 min.The Breakers & the Gilded AgeNewport became the summer home to many of the country's very wealthy of the Gilded Age, including ... Newport became the summer home to many of the country's very wealthy of the Gilded Age, including the Vanderbilts. Preservation Society of Newport County CEO Trudy Coxe explained the lavish lifestyle of the Vanderbilts at the Breakers. 10:24 PM ESTApprox. 28 min.Reel America Rebirth of Seoul - 1953This U.S. Army film covers major events of the Korean War and shows how Seoul was heavily damaged ... This U.S. Army film covers major events of the Korean War and shows how Seoul was heavily damaged by the fighting. It documents citizens returning to the city after the end of the war in 1953, and how with the help of the U.S. Army work began to provide the basic needs of life: health care, food, water, shelter and transportation.
10:52 PM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 8 min.1968 Poor People's CampaignThe National Museum of African American History & Culture opened an exhibit looking at the 1968 ... The National Museum of African American History & Culture opened an exhibit looking at the 1968 "Poor People's Campaign," which Martin Luther King Jr. organized to shift the focus of the civil rights movement to economic issues. Reverend King was assassinated weeks before the campaign got underway in Washington, D.C. A panel of civil rights activists and Smithsonian museum staff looked at the impact of the Poor People's Campaign as well as its legacy.
Monday, February 12
12:00 AM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 22 min.The Presidency Reagan, George H.W. Bush & GorbachevPhilip Zelikow (National Security Adviser to President George H.W. Bush) James Graham Wilson ... Philip Zelikow (National Security Adviser to President George H.W. Bush) James Graham Wilson (Office of the Historian, U.S. Department of State), William Taubman (Author "Gorbachev: His Life and Times"), and Robert Zoellick (Under Secretary of State for George H.W. Bush, Member of Reagan White House) discuss the relationships between Reagan and Gorbachev as well as the relationship between George H.W. Bush and Gorbachev. They debate how these three leaders brought about the end of the Cold War, built the structure of Modern Day Russia, and established the new American led World Order. 1:22 AM ESTApprox. 8 min.American Artifacts History of State Department BuildingA U.S. Diplomacy Center historian and curator used documents and artifacts associated with the ... A U.S. Diplomacy Center historian and curator used documents and artifacts associated with the State Department's headquarters to detail the locations, beginning in 1789 at Federal Hall in New York City, and ending with three different locations in the District of Columbia. 1:30 AM ESTApprox. 30 min.Reel America Island of Hope, Island of Tears - 1989"Island of Hope, Island of Tears" is a 1989 documentary that screens every 30 minutes at Ellis ... "Island of Hope, Island of Tears" is a 1989 documentary that screens every 30 minutes at Ellis Island National Museum of Immigration. Commissioned by the National Park Service, directed by Charles Guggenheim and narrated by actor Gene Hackman, the Academy Award-winning film explores how and why millions of immigrants traveled to America and passed by the Statue of Liberty and through Ellis Island.
2:00 AM ESTApprox. 27 min.Reel America Rebirth of Seoul - 1953This U.S. Army film covers major events of the Korean War and shows how Seoul was heavily damaged ... This U.S. Army film covers major events of the Korean War and shows how Seoul was heavily damaged by the fighting. It documents citizens returning to the city after the end of the war in 1953, and how with the help of the U.S. Army work began to provide the basic needs of life: health care, food, water, shelter and transportation. 2:27 AM ESTApprox. 28 min.Reel America Winter Olympics - 1960This is a U.S. Forest Service film about the 1960 Winter Olympic Games held in Squaw Valley, ... This is a U.S. Forest Service film about the 1960 Winter Olympic Games held in Squaw Valley, California. Narrated by writer and broadcaster Lowell Thomas, the film documents the construction of facilities at the largely undeveloped location in the Tahoe National Forest, and shows efforts by the Forest Service to prevent avalanches and maintain safety for the athletes. The film also includes highlights of the 1960 Winter Games. 2:55 AM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 5 min.The Life of Movie Studio Executive William FoxBiographer Vanda Krefft discussed the life and legacy of the founder of Fox Film Corporation in ... Biographer Vanda Krefft discussed the life and legacy of the founder of Fox Film Corporation in her book, "The Man Who Made the Movies: The Meteoric Rise and Tragic Fall of William Fox." In this illustrated conversation, she argued that Fox's contributions to the early motion picture industry were largely forgotten after the 1929 stock market crash resulted in a hostile takeover of his company; which later became Twentieth Century Fox. The Leon Levy Center for Biography at the Graduate Center for the City University of New York hosted this event.
4:00 AM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 22 min.The Presidency Reagan, George H.W. Bush & GorbachevPhilip Zelikow (National Security Adviser to President George H.W. Bush) James Graham Wilson ... Philip Zelikow (National Security Adviser to President George H.W. Bush) James Graham Wilson (Office of the Historian, U.S. Department of State), William Taubman (Author "Gorbachev: His Life and Times"), and Robert Zoellick (Under Secretary of State for George H.W. Bush, Member of Reagan White House) discuss the relationships between Reagan and Gorbachev as well as the relationship between George H.W. Bush and Gorbachev. They debate how these three leaders brought about the end of the Cold War, built the structure of Modern Day Russia, and established the new American led World Order. 5:22 AM ESTApprox. 27 min.Reel America Rebirth of Seoul - 1953This U.S. Army film covers major events of the Korean War and shows how Seoul was heavily damaged ... This U.S. Army film covers major events of the Korean War and shows how Seoul was heavily damaged by the fighting. It documents citizens returning to the city after the end of the war in 1953, and how with the help of the U.S. Army work began to provide the basic needs of life: health care, food, water, shelter and transportation. 5:49 AM ESTApprox. 25 min.Reel America Winter Olympics - 1960This is a U.S. Forest Service film about the 1960 Winter Olympic Games held in Squaw Valley, ... This is a U.S. Forest Service film about the 1960 Winter Olympic Games held in Squaw Valley, California. Narrated by writer and broadcaster Lowell Thomas, the film documents the construction of facilities at the largely undeveloped location in the Tahoe National Forest, and shows efforts by the Forest Service to prevent avalanches and maintain safety for the athletes. The film also includes highlights of the 1960 Winter Games.
6:14 AM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 46 min.Oral Histories Kenneth Carlson West Point InterviewU.S. Military Academy graduate Kenneth Carlson talked about growing up in a military family, ... U.S. Military Academy graduate Kenneth Carlson talked about growing up in a military family, including his time as a teen in Vietnam during the late 1950s. He also described his experiences as a West Point cadet, his Vietnam War service, his years teaching at military colleges and the time when Newt Gingrich audited his class. The interview is held by The West Point Center for Oral History.