American History TV Schedule

Week of February 14 through February 21

All times and durations are subject to change

Saturday, February 17
8:00 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. 8:27 AM ESTApprox. 26 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. 8:53 AM ESTApprox. 12 min.Dr. Robert Johnson & Tennis DesegregationDr. Robert Johnson hosted a tennis camp at his home in Lynchburg, Virginia starting in the 1940s ... Dr. Robert Johnson hosted a tennis camp at his home in Lynchburg, Virginia starting in the 1940s where he coached young African Americans including Althea Gibson and Arthur Ashe. Lange Johnson talked about his grandfather's work to integrate tennis and his own experiences at the camp.
9:05 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. 10:10 AM ESTApprox. 26 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. 10:36 AM ESTApprox. 14 min.Lynchburg Transportation and ManufacturingFounded on the banks of the James River, the city of Lynchburg has a rich transportation and ... Founded on the banks of the James River, the city of Lynchburg has a rich transportation and manufacturing history. Curator Laura Wilson highlighted the early importance of tobacco and described how the city later developed mills, a shoe factory, and produced medical supplies..
10:50 AM ESTApprox. 58 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. 11:48 AM ESTApprox. 12 min.Poplar Forest ArchaeologyJack Gary, Director of Archaeology and Landscapes, talked about some of the items found at Thomas ... Jack Gary, Director of Archaeology and Landscapes, talked about some of the items found at Thomas Jefferson's Poplar Forest including pieces that tell the story of slave life, trades practiced, and how Jefferson envisioned the site. 12:00 PM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 25 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.
1:25 PM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 10 min.Lectures in History 20th Century Fundamentalism and PentecostalismUniversity of North Carolina at Chapel Hill professor Molly Worthen taught a class about the ... University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill professor Molly Worthen taught a class about the history and the intellectual underpinnings of Protestant fundamentalism in 20th century America. She began with the 1925 Scopes Monkey Trial, which pitted the teaching of evolution versus creationism in public schools and gained national attention. Later she delved into the origins and growth of Pentecostalism, which strives for a personal connection with the Divine and includes such aspects as faith healing and speaking in tongues. 2:35 PM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 20 min.Revisiting Founding Era DocumentsHistorians Carol Berkin and Denver Brunsman, community leader Farah Jimenez, and the ... Historians Carol Berkin and Denver Brunsman, community leader Farah Jimenez, and the Constitutional Sources Project Executive Director Julie Silverbrook highlighted two lesser known documents from the founding era. The documents were a September 1787 letter by anti-federalist Mercy Otis Warren, and a 1790 report on public credit by Alexander Hamilton. The National Constitution Center and the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History co-hosted this event. 3:55 PM ESTApprox. 5 min.Representative Bob Goodlatte on Lynchburg EconomicsRepresentative Bob Goodlatte (R-VA) described the economic drivers of Virginia's sixth ... Representative Bob Goodlatte (R-VA) described the economic drivers of Virginia's sixth congressional district and the issues that are important to his constituents.
4:00 PM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 11 min.History Bookshelf Danny Glover, The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975Danny Glover, Kathleen Cleaver, and Brian Jones talked about the Black Power Movement and key ... Danny Glover, Kathleen Cleaver, and Brian Jones talked about the Black Power Movement and key participants like Stokley Carmichael, Angela Davis, Eldridge Cleaver, Bobby Seale, and Huey P. Newton. Mr. Glover co-produced the documentary, The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975, which provided the basis for the book. This event was hosted by The New School in New York City. 5:11 PM ESTApprox. 49 min.Amy Shively Hawk, Six Years in the Hanoi HiltonAmy Shively Hawk talked about her stepfather, James Shively, and his imprisonment after his plane ... Amy Shively Hawk talked about her stepfather, James Shively, and his imprisonment after his plane was shot down and he was captured by the North Vietnamese in 1967. Ms. Shively is the author of "Six Years in the Hanoi Hilton: An Extraordinary Story of Courage and Survival in Vietnam." The National Archives hosted this event in conjunction with the opening of their "Remembering Vietnam" exhibit. 6:00 PM ESTApprox. 1 hr.The Civil War Military Rivals Ulysses S. Grant & Robert E. LeeHistorians John Marszalek and Craig Symonds looked at the military rivalry between Civil War ... Historians John Marszalek and Craig Symonds looked at the military rivalry between Civil War Generals Ulysses S. Grant and Robert E. Lee. They compared Grant and Lee's childhoods, their experiences at West Point, their actions during the Mexican-American War, and their battles as commanders of Union and Confederate armies. The New-York Historical Society hosted this discussion.
7:00 PM ESTApprox. 53 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. 7:53 PM ESTApprox. 6 min.Lynchburg During World War ILynchburg Museum curator Laura Wilson talked about the city of Lynchburg during World War I. The ... Lynchburg Museum curator Laura Wilson talked about the city of Lynchburg during World War I. The site of a train station and a Red Cross post, soldiers and residents contributed to the war effort. She also described how, after the war, the city built its now iconic Monument Terrace in honor of local World War I soldiers. 7:59 PM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 16 min.Lectures in History Modern Richmond, Virginia PoliticsDouglas Wilder was the first African American elected as governor in U.S. history, serving ... Douglas Wilder was the first African American elected as governor in U.S. history, serving Virginia from 1990 to 1994. Mr. Wilder was a guest speaker in a Virginia Commonwealth University class looking at the political history of the state capitol of Richmond. He reflected on five decades of involvement in state and local politics, which also included terms as a state senator, lieutenant governor and Richmond's mayor.
9:15 PM ESTApprox. 45 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. 10:00 PM ESTApprox. 30 min.Reel America President Reagan on the State of the Conservative MovementPresident Ronald Reagan delivered the keynote address at the Conservative Political Action ... President Ronald Reagan delivered the keynote address at the Conservative Political Action Conference on February 11, 1988. In an address titled, "The State of the Conservative Movement," he contrasted what he saw as conservatives' accomplishments with what he argued were the outdated and ineffective liberal ideas of the Democratic party. CPAC has been held every year since 1974, when Ronald Reagan delivered the first keynote address when he was California governor. 10:30 PM ESTApprox. 7 min.Reel America President Reagan February 13, 1988 Radio AddressPresident Ronald Reagan discusses his upcoming trip to Mexico and the importance of good US. - ... President Ronald Reagan discusses his upcoming trip to Mexico and the importance of good US. - Mexico relations from the Oval Office. This radio address was recorded by White House television and is available courtesy the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library.
10:37 PM ESTApprox. 12 min.Jerry Falwell's Liberty UniversityPastor Jerry Falwell founded Liberty University in his hometown of Lynchburg, Virginia in 1971, ... Pastor Jerry Falwell founded Liberty University in his hometown of Lynchburg, Virginia in 1971, after building a national following through Christian radio and television broadcasts. Jerry Falwell Jr. became Chancellor at Liberty University in 2007 after his father's death. Mr. Falwell talked about the origins of the University, the role evangelicals play in politics, and the impact the University has had on Lynchburg. 10:49 PM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 11 min.Ernest Hemingway, John Dos Passos and World War ISteve Paul and James McGrath Morris discussed the deeds of authors Ernest Hemingway and John Dos ... Steve Paul and James McGrath Morris discussed the deeds of authors Ernest Hemingway and John Dos Passos during World War I, and how the War effected their writing. Both writers served in the American Volunteer Motor Ambulance Corps, which brought wounded Allied soldiers from the front lines in France to hospitals for treatment.
Sunday, February 18
12:00 AM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 15 min.Lectures in History Modern Richmond, Virginia PoliticsDouglas Wilder was the first African American elected as governor in U.S. history, serving ... Douglas Wilder was the first African American elected as governor in U.S. history, serving Virginia from 1990 to 1994. Mr. Wilder was a guest speaker in a Virginia Commonwealth University class looking at the political history of the state capitol of Richmond. He reflected on five decades of involvement in state and local politics, which also included terms as a state senator, lieutenant governor and Richmond's mayor. 1:15 AM ESTApprox. 45 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. 2:00 AM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 11 min.History Bookshelf Danny Glover, The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975Danny Glover, Kathleen Cleaver, and Brian Jones talked about the Black Power Movement and key ... Danny Glover, Kathleen Cleaver, and Brian Jones talked about the Black Power Movement and key participants like Stokley Carmichael, Angela Davis, Eldridge Cleaver, Bobby Seale, and Huey P. Newton. Mr. Glover co-produced the documentary, The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975, which provided the basis for the book. This event was hosted by The New School in New York City.
3:11 AM ESTApprox. 49 min.Amy Shively Hawk, Six Years in the Hanoi HiltonAmy Shively Hawk talked about her stepfather, James Shively, and his imprisonment after his plane ... Amy Shively Hawk talked about her stepfather, James Shively, and his imprisonment after his plane was shot down and he was captured by the North Vietnamese in 1967. Ms. Shively is the author of "Six Years in the Hanoi Hilton: An Extraordinary Story of Courage and Survival in Vietnam." The National Archives hosted this event in conjunction with the opening of their "Remembering Vietnam" exhibit. 4:00 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. 4:27 AM ESTApprox. 26 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.
4:53 AM ESTApprox. 12 min.Slavery to Freedom at AppomattoxAppomattox Courthouse is commonly known as the site of General Lee's surrender to General Grant ... Appomattox Courthouse is commonly known as the site of General Lee's surrender to General Grant and the end of the Civil War. Chief of Education Ernie Price talked about life after the war, highlighting the local African American experience transitioning from slavery to freedom. He also shared the story of John Robinson, a cobbler who was instrumental in starting the first freedman's church and school. 5:05 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. 6:10 AM ESTApprox. 25 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.
6:35 AM ESTApprox. 57 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. 7:32 AM ESTApprox. 23 min.Thomas Jefferson's Poplar ForestThomas Jefferson built Poplar Forest as a secluded retreat from public life. Travis McDonald, ... Thomas Jefferson built Poplar Forest as a secluded retreat from public life. Travis McDonald, Director of Architectural Restoration,talked about the site's history and goes behind the scenes of the current renovation project to show the historic trades of plastering and joinery. 7:55 AM ESTApprox. 58 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.
8:53 AM ESTApprox. 7 min.Lynchburg During World War ILynchburg Museum curator Laura Wilson talked about the city of Lynchburg during World War I. The ... Lynchburg Museum curator Laura Wilson talked about the city of Lynchburg during World War I. The site of a train station and a Red Cross post, soldiers and residents contributed to the war effort. She also described how, after the war, the city built its now iconic Monument Terrace in honor of local World War I soldiers. 9:00 AM ESTApprox. 44 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. 9:44 AM ESTApprox. 16 min.Historic SanduskyLocated just outside the town, the Sandusky house served as Union headquarters during the battle ... Located just outside the town, the Sandusky house served as Union headquarters during the battle of Lynchburg. Director Greg Starbuck revealed how the house got its name and about Ada Hutter's diary who was a teenager when her house was occupied by soldiers.
10:00 AM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 13 min.Oral Histories Hank Thomas West Point InterviewHenry "Hank" Thomas, a founding member of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, recounted ... Henry "Hank" Thomas, a founding member of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, recounted his experiences as one of the original 13 Freedom Riders, civil rights activists who traveled on interstate buses into the Deep South to challenge racial segregation. He also described his combat medic service during the Vietnam War, racial tension among the soldiers, and being wounded during battle. The interview is held by The West Point Center for Oral History. 11:13 AM ESTApprox. 12 min.Dr. Robert Johnson & Tennis DesegregationDr. Robert Johnson hosted a tennis camp at his home in Lynchburg, Virginia starting in the 1940s ... Dr. Robert Johnson hosted a tennis camp at his home in Lynchburg, Virginia starting in the 1940s where he coached young African Americans including Althea Gibson and Arthur Ashe. Lange Johnson talked about his grandfather's work to integrate tennis and his own experiences at the camp. 11:25 AM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 9 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."
12:34 PM ESTApprox. 11 min.Slavery to Freedom at AppomattoxAppomattox Courthouse is commonly known as the site of General Lee's surrender to General Grant ... Appomattox Courthouse is commonly known as the site of General Lee's surrender to General Grant and the end of the Civil War. Chief of Education Ernie Price talked about life after the war, highlighting the local African American experience transitioning from slavery to freedom. He also shared the story of John Robinson, a cobbler who was instrumental in starting the first freedman's church and school. 12:45 PM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 7 min.Lectures in History 20th Century Fundamentalism and PentecostalismUniversity of North Carolina at Chapel Hill professor Molly Worthen taught a class about the ... University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill professor Molly Worthen taught a class about the history and the intellectual underpinnings of Protestant fundamentalism in 20th century America. She began with the 1925 Scopes Monkey Trial, which pitted the teaching of evolution versus creationism in public schools and gained national attention. Later she delved into the origins and growth of Pentecostalism, which strives for a personal connection with the Divine and includes such aspects as faith healing and speaking in tongues. 1:52 PM ESTApprox. 8 min.American Artifacts George Mason's Gunston HallGunston Hall, a National Historic Landmark in Virginia, was home to one of the lesser-known ... Gunston Hall, a National Historic Landmark in Virginia, was home to one of the lesser-known Founding Fathers, George Mason. We toured the property along the Potomac River with education manager Lacey Villiva to learn about his political life and his time as a slaveowner on the 5,000 acre plantation. George Mason drafted the 1776 Virginia Declaration of Rights, was a delegate to the Federal Convention in Philadelphia, and refused to sign the Constitution because it did not include a Bill of Rights.
2:00 PM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 50 min.American History TV in Lynchburg, VirginiaThe C-SPAN Cities Tour visited Lynchburg, Virginia on American History TV to learn about the area ... The C-SPAN Cities Tour visited Lynchburg, Virginia on American History TV to learn about the area history from historians and local experts. 3:50 PM ESTApprox. 10 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. 4:00 PM ESTApprox. 29 min.Reel America President Reagan on the State of the Conservative MovementPresident Ronald Reagan delivered the keynote address at the Conservative Political Action ... President Ronald Reagan delivered the keynote address at the Conservative Political Action Conference on February 11, 1988. In an address titled, "The State of the Conservative Movement," he contrasted what he saw as conservatives' accomplishments with what he argued were the outdated and ineffective liberal ideas of the Democratic party. CPAC has been held every year since 1974, when Ronald Reagan delivered the first keynote address when he was California governor.
4:29 PM ESTApprox. 7 min.Reel America President Reagan February 13, 1988 Radio AddressPresident Ronald Reagan discusses his upcoming trip to Mexico and the importance of good US. - ... President Ronald Reagan discusses his upcoming trip to Mexico and the importance of good US. - Mexico relations from the Oval Office. This radio address was recorded by White House television and is available courtesy the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library. 4:36 PM ESTApprox. 14 min.Jerry Falwell's Liberty UniversityPastor Jerry Falwell founded Liberty University in his hometown of Lynchburg, Virginia in 1971, ... Pastor Jerry Falwell founded Liberty University in his hometown of Lynchburg, Virginia in 1971, after building a national following through Christian radio and television broadcasts. Jerry Falwell Jr. became Chancellor at Liberty University in 2007 after his father's death. Mr. Falwell talked about the origins of the University, the role evangelicals play in politics, and the impact the University has had on Lynchburg. 4:50 PM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 10 min.Ernest Hemingway, John Dos Passos and World War ISteve Paul and James McGrath Morris discussed the deeds of authors Ernest Hemingway and John Dos ... Steve Paul and James McGrath Morris discussed the deeds of authors Ernest Hemingway and John Dos Passos during World War I, and how the War effected their writing. Both writers served in the American Volunteer Motor Ambulance Corps, which brought wounded Allied soldiers from the front lines in France to hospitals for treatment.
6:00 PM ESTApprox. 31 min.American Artifacts George Mason's Gunston HallGunston Hall, a National Historic Landmark in Virginia, was home to one of the lesser-known ... Gunston Hall, a National Historic Landmark in Virginia, was home to one of the lesser-known Founding Fathers, George Mason. We toured the property along the Potomac River with education manager Lacey Villiva to learn about his political life and his time as a slaveowner on the 5,000 acre plantation. George Mason drafted the 1776 Virginia Declaration of Rights, was a delegate to the Federal Convention in Philadelphia, and refused to sign the Constitution because it did not include a Bill of Rights. 6:31 PM ESTApprox. 14 min.Lynchburg Transportation and ManufacturingFounded on the banks of the James River, the city of Lynchburg has a rich transportation and ... Founded on the banks of the James River, the city of Lynchburg has a rich transportation and manufacturing history. Curator Laura Wilson highlighted the early importance of tobacco and described how the city later developed mills, a shoe factory, and produced medical supplies.. 6:45 PM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 14 min.Oral Histories Hank Thomas West Point InterviewHenry "Hank" Thomas, a founding member of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, recounted ... Henry "Hank" Thomas, a founding member of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, recounted his experiences as one of the original 13 Freedom Riders, civil rights activists who traveled on interstate buses into the Deep South to challenge racial segregation. He also described his combat medic service during the Vietnam War, racial tension among the soldiers, and being wounded during battle. The interview is held by The West Point Center for Oral History.
7:59 PM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 5 min.The Presidency George H.W. Bush, Clinton & YeltsinA look at the relationships between Presidents George H.W. Bush and Bill Clinton and Russian ... A look at the relationships between Presidents George H.W. Bush and Bill Clinton and Russian President Boris Yeltsin, and how they influenced the new Russia after the dissolution of the U.S.S.R. The University of Virginia's Miller Center convened scholars for a conference looking at the complicated history between U.S. and Russian leaders over the last century. The discussions included assessments of Franklin D. Roosevelt, JFK, Richard Nixon and Ronald Reagan-- as well as their Russian counterparts. 9:04 PM ESTApprox. 51 min.Mark Twain and His Virginia RootsAuthor Alan Pell Crawford talked about American literary icon Mark Twain and his ties to the state ... Author Alan Pell Crawford talked about American literary icon Mark Twain and his ties to the state of Virginia. Crawford also discussed Twain's finances as they are the subject of his latest book, "How Not to Get Rich: The Financial Misadventures of Mark Twain." 9:55 PM ESTApprox. 5 min.Representative Bob Goodlatte on Lynchburg EconomicsRepresentative Bob Goodlatte (R-VA) described the economic drivers of Virginia's sixth ... Representative Bob Goodlatte (R-VA) described the economic drivers of Virginia's sixth congressional district and the issues that are important to his constituents.
10:00 PM ESTApprox. 29 min.American Artifacts George Mason's Gunston HallGunston Hall, a National Historic Landmark in Virginia, was home to one of the lesser-known ... Gunston Hall, a National Historic Landmark in Virginia, was home to one of the lesser-known Founding Fathers, George Mason. We toured the property along the Potomac River with education manager Lacey Villiva to learn about his political life and his time as a slaveowner on the 5,000 acre plantation. George Mason drafted the 1776 Virginia Declaration of Rights, was a delegate to the Federal Convention in Philadelphia, and refused to sign the Constitution because it did not include a Bill of Rights. 10:29 PM ESTApprox. 17 min.Historic SanduskyLocated just outside the town, the Sandusky house served as Union headquarters during the battle ... Located just outside the town, the Sandusky house served as Union headquarters during the battle of Lynchburg. Director Greg Starbuck revealed how the house got its name and about Ada Hutter's diary who was a teenager when her house was occupied by soldiers. 10:46 PM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 14 min.Oral Histories Hank Thomas West Point InterviewHenry "Hank" Thomas, a founding member of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, recounted ... Henry "Hank" Thomas, a founding member of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, recounted his experiences as one of the original 13 Freedom Riders, civil rights activists who traveled on interstate buses into the Deep South to challenge racial segregation. He also described his combat medic service during the Vietnam War, racial tension among the soldiers, and being wounded during battle. The interview is held by The West Point Center for Oral History.
Monday, February 19
12:00 AM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 5 min.The Presidency George H.W. Bush, Clinton & YeltsinA look at the relationships between Presidents George H.W. Bush and Bill Clinton and Russian ... A look at the relationships between Presidents George H.W. Bush and Bill Clinton and Russian President Boris Yeltsin, and how they influenced the new Russia after the dissolution of the U.S.S.R. The University of Virginia's Miller Center convened scholars for a conference looking at the complicated history between U.S. and Russian leaders over the last century. The discussions included assessments of Franklin D. Roosevelt, JFK, Richard Nixon and Ronald Reagan-- as well as their Russian counterparts. 1:05 AM ESTApprox. 55 min.Mark Twain and His Virginia RootsAuthor Alan Pell Crawford talked about American literary icon Mark Twain and his ties to the state ... Author Alan Pell Crawford talked about American literary icon Mark Twain and his ties to the state of Virginia. Crawford also discussed Twain's finances as they are the subject of his latest book, "How Not to Get Rich: The Financial Misadventures of Mark Twain." 2:00 AM ESTApprox. 29 min.Reel America President Reagan on the State of the Conservative MovementPresident Ronald Reagan delivered the keynote address at the Conservative Political Action ... President Ronald Reagan delivered the keynote address at the Conservative Political Action Conference on February 11, 1988. In an address titled, "The State of the Conservative Movement," he contrasted what he saw as conservatives' accomplishments with what he argued were the outdated and ineffective liberal ideas of the Democratic party. CPAC has been held every year since 1974, when Ronald Reagan delivered the first keynote address when he was California governor.
2:29 AM ESTApprox. 8 min.Reel America President Reagan February 13, 1988 Radio AddressPresident Ronald Reagan discusses his upcoming trip to Mexico and the importance of good US. - ... President Ronald Reagan discusses his upcoming trip to Mexico and the importance of good US. - Mexico relations from the Oval Office. This radio address was recorded by White House television and is available courtesy the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library. 2:37 AM ESTApprox. 13 min.Lynchburg Transportation and ManufacturingFounded on the banks of the James River, the city of Lynchburg has a rich transportation and ... Founded on the banks of the James River, the city of Lynchburg has a rich transportation and manufacturing history. Curator Laura Wilson highlighted the early importance of tobacco and described how the city later developed mills, a shoe factory, and produced medical supplies.. 2:50 AM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 10 min.Ernest Hemingway, John Dos Passos and World War ISteve Paul and James McGrath Morris discussed the deeds of authors Ernest Hemingway and John Dos ... Steve Paul and James McGrath Morris discussed the deeds of authors Ernest Hemingway and John Dos Passos during World War I, and how the War effected their writing. Both writers served in the American Volunteer Motor Ambulance Corps, which brought wounded Allied soldiers from the front lines in France to hospitals for treatment.
4:00 AM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 50 min.American History TV in Lynchburg, VirginiaThe C-SPAN Cities Tour visited Lynchburg, Virginia on American History TV to learn about the area ... The C-SPAN Cities Tour visited Lynchburg, Virginia on American History TV to learn about the area history from historians and local experts. 5:50 AM ESTApprox. 10 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. 6:00 AM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 9 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."
7:09 AM ESTApprox. 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.