American History TV Schedule

Week of June 14 through June 21

All times and durations are subject to change

Saturday, June 16
8:00 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr.Reel America CBS News Robert F. Kennedy, 1925-1968This CBS News special report covers the life and assassination of Sen. Robert F. Kennedy (D-New ... This CBS News special report covers the life and assassination of Sen. Robert F. Kennedy (D-New York) who was shot and killed at the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles after winning the California presidential primary on June 5, 1968. The report is anchored by Walter Cronkite. 9:00 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 29 min.Robert F. Kennedy Assassination 50th AnniversaryNot long after midnight on June 5, 1968, Sen. Robert F. Kennedy (D-New York) was shot and mortally ... Not long after midnight on June 5, 1968, Sen. Robert F. Kennedy (D-New York) was shot and mortally wounded in the Los Angeles Ambassador Hotel. He'd just delivered a victory speech after winning the California presidential primary. He died the next day. This June 6, his family gathered at Arlington National Cemetery to mark the 50th anniversary of his assassination. Former President Bill Clinton spoke, along with other dignitaries. The organization founded in 1968 to honor Kennedy's memory - Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights - hosted this event. 10:29 AM EDTApprox. 21 min.American Artifacts Museum of Early Southern Decorative ArtsThe Museum of Early Southern Decorative Arts features furniture, paintings, textiles and ceramics ... The Museum of Early Southern Decorative Arts features furniture, paintings, textiles and ceramics made and used by people in the southern states. Curator Daniel Ackerman highlighted objects that help tell the history of the area from the colonial through the Antebellum era.
10:50 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 9 min.The Civil War Reconstruction, Race & Andrew JohnsonHistorian Allen Guelzo talked about his book, "Reconstruction: A Concise History." He argued that ... Historian Allen Guelzo talked about his book, "Reconstruction: A Concise History." He argued that despite the ratification of the 14th and 15th Amendments, the Reconstruction period failed to solidify the promise of African American equality, in part due to the poor leadership of President Andrew Johnson. The Midtown Scholar Bookstore and National Civil War Museum in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania co-hosted this event. 11:59 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr.The Presidency 200 Years of British & Irish White House RelationsThis program is the opening session of a day-long symposium focused on the history of British and ... This program is the opening session of a day-long symposium focused on the history of British and Irish connections with the White House. The British and Irish ambassadors to the United States spoke first, and then were followed by Kathleen Burk of University College London. The White House Historical Association hosted this event. 12:59 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 1 min.Dwight Eisenhower & World War IJoint Forces Staff College professor Keith Dickson talked about the early military career of ... Joint Forces Staff College professor Keith Dickson talked about the early military career of Dwight Eisenhower, his stateside training of World War I troops, his extensive work with tanks, and his numerous requests for an overseas assignment near the fighting in France. The MacArthur Memorial hosted this event as a part of a day-long symposium on the World War I experiences of World War II leaders.
2:00 PM EDTApprox. 53 min.Douglas MacArthur's Leadership from World War I to World War IIMacArthur Memorial Archivist James Zobel talked about Douglas MacArthur's early military career; ... MacArthur Memorial Archivist James Zobel talked about Douglas MacArthur's early military career; his combat service during the First World War, his time as Superintendent at West Point and his role as Army Chief of Staff. He also explored the impact each experience had on General MacArthur's World War II command style. The MacArthur Memorial hosted this event as part of a day-long symposium on the World War I experiences of World War II leaders. 2:53 PM EDTApprox. 49 min.George C. Marshall & World War IJeffrey Kozak explores how George C. Marshall's First World War experiences with military ... Jeffrey Kozak explores how George C. Marshall's First World War experiences with military logistics helped prepare him for his assignment as Army Chief of Staff during World War II. Mr. Kozak is the George C. Marshall Foundation Library and Archives director. The MacArthur Memorial hosted this event as part of a day-long symposium on the World War I experiences of World War II leaders. It's just under an hour. 3:42 PM EDTApprox. 17 min.New Orleans CuisineNew Orleans is known for its mix of Creole and Cajun cuisines. Host of "Louisiana Eats!" and ... New Orleans is known for its mix of Creole and Cajun cuisines. Host of "Louisiana Eats!" and author of "Tujague's Cookbook", Poppy Tooker visited Tujagues, one of the city's oldest restaurants and talked about some of the dishes most associated with New Orleans cuisine and their origins.
3:59 PM EDTApprox. 49 min.History Bookshelf Sarah Vowell, Lafayette in the Somewhat United StatesSarah Vowell talked about her book "Lafayette in the Somewhat United States," in which she looks ... Sarah Vowell talked about her book "Lafayette in the Somewhat United States," in which she looks at the American Revolution through the eyes of the French-born Marquis de Lafayette. She spoke on the History and Biography Stage at the 16th annual National Book Festival, held at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C. 4:48 PM EDTApprox. 12 min.Battle of New OrleansThe Battle of New Orleans was the last ground battle of the War of 1812. Chalmette Battlefield ... The Battle of New Orleans was the last ground battle of the War of 1812. Chalmette Battlefield National Park Service Guide Chad Hoing explained why the battle was such a devastating loss for British troops, and how the Battle helped launch the political career of Andrew Jackson. 5:00 PM EDTApprox. 59 min.The Presidency 200 Years of British & Irish White House RelationsThis program is the opening session of a day-long symposium focused on the history of British and ... This program is the opening session of a day-long symposium focused on the history of British and Irish connections with the White House. The British and Irish ambassadors to the United States spoke first, and then were followed by Kathleen Burk of University College London. The White House Historical Association hosted this event.
5:59 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 39 min.The Civil War Race, Citizenship & the 14th AmendmentThe 14th Amendment was ratified in 1868 in the aftermath of the Civil War during the ... The 14th Amendment was ratified in 1868 in the aftermath of the Civil War during the Reconstruction era. The amendment's first clause, known as the "Citizenship Clause," states that "All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the State wherein they reside." In this event, a panel of scholars looked at issues of race and citizenship and how the 14th Amendment has applied to African Americans, Chinese immigrants and Native Americans. This discussion was part of a symposium hosted by the U.S. Capitol Historical Society. 7:38 PM EDTApprox. 21 min.Tour of New OrleansTour the city of New Orleans with Tulane professor, author, and geographic historian Richard ... Tour the city of New Orleans with Tulane professor, author, and geographic historian Richard Campanella, as he took our cameras through the city to highlight the French Quarter, Treme', and other Big Easy neighborhoods. 7:59 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 16 min.Lectures in History Public Lands & the Law in the Early RepublicDuke University professor Laura Edwards taught a class on public lands and the law in the early ... Duke University professor Laura Edwards taught a class on public lands and the law in the early American Republic. She looked at competing visions for westward expansion among the Founders, particularly Alexander Hamilton and Thomas Jefferson. She also talked about the multiple federal laws aimed at controlling land distribution, and discussed the role of the law in usurping Native American lands.
9:15 PM EDTApprox. 14 min.Mardi Gras WorldMardi Gras World is a New Orleans company that provides hundreds of floats for the many parades of ... Mardi Gras World is a New Orleans company that provides hundreds of floats for the many parades of Mardi Gras. Owner Barry Kern, whose grandfather started the business, talked about the history of Mardi Gras in New Orleans and the economic impact of the celebrations on the city. 9:29 PM EDTApprox. 18 min.FBI Surveillance of White Southern Students-1960sUniversity of Texas at San Antonio history professor Gregg Michel described how the FBI's covert ... University of Texas at San Antonio history professor Gregg Michel described how the FBI's covert surveillance program, COINTELPRO, targeted student organizations during the civil rights movement. He is the author of "Struggle for a Better South: The Southern Student Organizing Committee, 1964-1969." 9:47 PM EDTApprox. 12 min.Battle of New OrleansThe Battle of New Orleans was the last ground battle of the War of 1812. Chalmette Battlefield ... The Battle of New Orleans was the last ground battle of the War of 1812. Chalmette Battlefield National Park Service Guide Chad Hoing explained why the battle was such a devastating loss for British troops, and how the Battle helped launch the political career of Andrew Jackson.
9:59 PM EDTApprox. 42 min.Reel America Memphis Belle - A Story of a Flying Fortress - 1944Created for the Office of War Information by director William Wyler and a crew of photographers, ... Created for the Office of War Information by director William Wyler and a crew of photographers, this film documents several missions of the Memphis Belle B-17 bomber in 1943. In May of that year, Memphis Belle became one of the first B-17s to complete 25 missions in Europe and return from the war under its own power, where she and her crew toured the United States. The documentary was selected for preservation by the National Film Registry. 10:41 PM EDTApprox. 18 min.Historic New Orleans CollectionsNew Orleans celebrates its tricentennial in 2018. To commemorate the anniversary, the Historic New ... New Orleans celebrates its tricentennial in 2018. To commemorate the anniversary, the Historic New Orleans Collection highlights its exhibit "New Orleans, the Founding Era." Marketing Associate Lauren Noel toured the exhibit which talks about the city's founding and explored what life would have been like in New Orleans 300 years ago. 10:59 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 1 min.World War II Ace Fighter PilotWorld War II triple ace fighter pilot Clarence "Bud" Anderson served two combat tours in Europe ... World War II triple ace fighter pilot Clarence "Bud" Anderson served two combat tours in Europe and flew 116 missions in his P-51 Mustang. In this program, he talked about how he became a military pilot and recounted his combat experiences in kill-or-be-killed situations. The Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum hosted this event.
Sunday, June 17
12:00 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 16 min.Lectures in History Public Lands & the Law in the Early RepublicDuke University professor Laura Edwards taught a class on public lands and the law in the early ... Duke University professor Laura Edwards taught a class on public lands and the law in the early American Republic. She looked at competing visions for westward expansion among the Founders, particularly Alexander Hamilton and Thomas Jefferson. She also talked about the multiple federal laws aimed at controlling land distribution, and discussed the role of the law in usurping Native American lands. 1:16 AM EDTApprox. 14 min.Mardi Gras WorldMardi Gras World is a New Orleans company that provides hundreds of floats for the many parades of ... Mardi Gras World is a New Orleans company that provides hundreds of floats for the many parades of Mardi Gras. Owner Barry Kern, whose grandfather started the business, talked about the history of Mardi Gras in New Orleans and the economic impact of the celebrations on the city. 1:30 AM EDTApprox. 16 min.FBI Surveillance of White Southern Students-1960sUniversity of Texas at San Antonio history professor Gregg Michel described how the FBI's covert ... University of Texas at San Antonio history professor Gregg Michel described how the FBI's covert surveillance program, COINTELPRO, targeted student organizations during the civil rights movement. He is the author of "Struggle for a Better South: The Southern Student Organizing Committee, 1964-1969."
1:46 AM EDTApprox. 14 min.New Orleans Jazz MuseumNew Orleans is considered the birthplace of jazz music. The New Orleans Jazz Museum houses the ... New Orleans is considered the birthplace of jazz music. The New Orleans Jazz Museum houses the largest collection of jazz music related materials in the world. Curator David Kunian talked about the origins of jazz in the city, and Director Greg Lambousy highlighted some of the collection's most important artifacts including Louis Armstrong's first cornet and a Fats Domino piano that survived Hurricane Katrina. 2:00 AM EDTApprox. 48 min.History Bookshelf Sarah Vowell, Lafayette in the Somewhat United StatesSarah Vowell talked about her book "Lafayette in the Somewhat United States," in which she looks ... Sarah Vowell talked about her book "Lafayette in the Somewhat United States," in which she looks at the American Revolution through the eyes of the French-born Marquis de Lafayette. She spoke on the History and Biography Stage at the 16th annual National Book Festival, held at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C. 2:48 AM EDTApprox. 12 min.Battle of New OrleansThe Battle of New Orleans was the last ground battle of the War of 1812. Chalmette Battlefield ... The Battle of New Orleans was the last ground battle of the War of 1812. Chalmette Battlefield National Park Service Guide Chad Hoing explained why the battle was such a devastating loss for British troops, and how the Battle helped launch the political career of Andrew Jackson.
3:00 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr.The Presidency 200 Years of British & Irish White House RelationsThis program is the opening session of a day-long symposium focused on the history of British and ... This program is the opening session of a day-long symposium focused on the history of British and Irish connections with the White House. The British and Irish ambassadors to the United States spoke first, and then were followed by Kathleen Burk of University College London. The White House Historical Association hosted this event. 4:00 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 10 min.The Civil War Reconstruction, Race & Andrew JohnsonHistorian Allen Guelzo talked about his book, "Reconstruction: A Concise History." He argued that ... Historian Allen Guelzo talked about his book, "Reconstruction: A Concise History." He argued that despite the ratification of the 14th and 15th Amendments, the Reconstruction period failed to solidify the promise of African American equality, in part due to the poor leadership of President Andrew Johnson. The Midtown Scholar Bookstore and National Civil War Museum in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania co-hosted this event. 5:10 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 1 min.Dwight Eisenhower & World War IJoint Forces Staff College professor Keith Dickson talked about the early military career of ... Joint Forces Staff College professor Keith Dickson talked about the early military career of Dwight Eisenhower, his stateside training of World War I troops, his extensive work with tanks, and his numerous requests for an overseas assignment near the fighting in France. The MacArthur Memorial hosted this event as a part of a day-long symposium on the World War I experiences of World War II leaders.
6:11 AM EDTApprox. 54 min.Douglas MacArthur's Leadership from World War I to World War IIMacArthur Memorial Archivist James Zobel talked about Douglas MacArthur's early military career; ... MacArthur Memorial Archivist James Zobel talked about Douglas MacArthur's early military career; his combat service during the First World War, his time as Superintendent at West Point and his role as Army Chief of Staff. He also explored the impact each experience had on General MacArthur's World War II command style. The MacArthur Memorial hosted this event as part of a day-long symposium on the World War I experiences of World War II leaders. 7:05 AM EDTApprox. 47 min.George C. Marshall & World War IJeffrey Kozak explores how George C. Marshall's First World War experiences with military ... Jeffrey Kozak explores how George C. Marshall's First World War experiences with military logistics helped prepare him for his assignment as Army Chief of Staff during World War II. Mr. Kozak is the George C. Marshall Foundation Library and Archives director. The MacArthur Memorial hosted this event as part of a day-long symposium on the World War I experiences of World War II leaders. It's just under an hour. 7:52 AM EDTApprox. 8 min.Reel America President Reagan Radio Address of Free & Fair Trade - 1988June 11, 1988 President Ronald Reagan Radio Address on Free and Fair Trade. June 11, 1988 President Ronald Reagan Radio Address on Free and Fair Trade.
8:00 AM EDTApprox. 45 min.History Bookshelf Patrick O'Donnell, Dog CompanyMilitary historian Patrick O'Donnell talked about his book, Dog Company: The Boys of Pointe du Hoc ... Military historian Patrick O'Donnell talked about his book, Dog Company: The Boys of Pointe du Hoc - The Rangers Who Accomplished D-Day's Toughest Mission and Led the Way Across Europe. He recounted the U.S. Army's 2nd Ranger Battalion's D Company, "Dog Company," composed of sixty-eight men whose military campaigns during World War II included landing on the beaches of Normandy and the ascent of Pointe du Hoc. Patrick O'Donnell spoke at the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, D.C. and responded to questions from the audience. 8:45 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 5 min.Naval History of World War IIU.S. Naval Academy historian emeritus Craig Symonds talked about his book, " World War II at Sea: ... U.S. Naval Academy historian emeritus Craig Symonds talked about his book, " World War II at Sea: A Global History." Professor Symonds discussed the strategies and battles that took place on a massive scale between 1939 and 1945 on all the world's oceans and seas. 9:50 AM EDTApprox. 9 min.Reel America President Reagan Remarks Following G-7 Summit in Canada - 1988President Ronald Reagan made remarks to the Empire Club of Canada on June 21, 1988 at the ... President Ronald Reagan made remarks to the Empire Club of Canada on June 21, 1988 at the conclusion of the G-7 Summit in Toronto. This is an edited portion of an event courtesy of the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library & Museum.
9:59 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 17 min.Oral Histories James and Tuy-Cam Bullington on the Vietnam WarU.S. State Department foreign service officer James Bullington was assigned to Vietnam during the ... U.S. State Department foreign service officer James Bullington was assigned to Vietnam during the war. It was there he met his future wife, Tuy-Cam, a foreign service national, who served as his translator. In this interview conducted by the Witness to War Foundation, the Bullingtons talked about their time in Vietnam, including the 1966 burning of the U.S. consulate in Hue. They also described how Mr. Bullington disguised himself as a French priest when they were trapped behind enemy lines during the first days of the 1968 Tet Offensive. 11:16 AM EDTApprox. 4 min.Lt. Governor Billy Nungesser on New Orleans TourismLouisiana Lieutenant Governor Billy Nungesser explained how the New Orleans tourism industry ... Louisiana Lieutenant Governor Billy Nungesser explained how the New Orleans tourism industry affects the entire state, and how the city's tourism bounced back after Hurricane Katrina. 11:20 AM EDTApprox. 40 min.The Civil War Abolitionist Rep. James Ashley R-OHAuthor and law professor Rebecca Zietlow looked at the life and work of James Mitchell Ashley, an ... Author and law professor Rebecca Zietlow looked at the life and work of James Mitchell Ashley, an abolitionist and Republican congressman from Ohio during the Civil War and early Reconstruction period. She talked about the influences that shaped his views against slavery as a young man and described his role as one of the leading proponents of the 13th Amendment, which abolished slavery and involuntary servitude. This talk was part of a symposium hosted by the U.S. Capitol Historical Society.
12:00 PM EDTApprox. 51 min.Lectures in History 1970s Conservative Movement & Foreign PolicyOn "Lectures in History," Princeton University professor Julian Zelizer taught a class on the ... On "Lectures in History," Princeton University professor Julian Zelizer taught a class on the growth of conservative influence over U.S. foreign policy in the 1970s. Following the Vietnam War, American presidents from Richard Nixon to Jimmy Carter favored an easing of relations, called "detente," with the Soviet Union and communist China. The rising conservative movement, professor Zelizer explained, pushed for a more hawkish approach to communism, and ultimately found a champion in Ronald Reagan. He challenged the centrist policies of Republican incumbent Gerald Ford in the 1976 presidential campaign, and won the presidency in 1980 on a pro-defense, anti-communist platform. 12:51 PM EDTApprox. 14 min.New Orleans Jazz MuseumNew Orleans is considered the birthplace of jazz music. The New Orleans Jazz Museum houses the ... New Orleans is considered the birthplace of jazz music. The New Orleans Jazz Museum houses the largest collection of jazz music related materials in the world. Curator David Kunian talked about the origins of jazz in the city, and Director Greg Lambousy highlighted some of the collection's most important artifacts including Louis Armstrong's first cornet and a Fats Domino piano that survived Hurricane Katrina. 1:05 PM EDTApprox. 52 min.The Civil War Speeches and Writings of Frederick DouglassYale University professor David Blight talked about the political -- and often religious -- ... Yale University professor David Blight talked about the political -- and often religious -- rhetoric that Frederick Douglass used when writing or speaking about abolition and the Civil War. This talk was part of a conference hosted by the University of Virginia's Center for Civil War History.
1:57 PM EDTApprox. 2 hr. 3 min.American History TV Visits New Orleans, LAThe C-SPAN Cities Tour visited New Orleans, LA to learn about the history of the city from local ... The C-SPAN Cities Tour visited New Orleans, LA to learn about the history of the city from local experts and historians. 4:00 PM EDTApprox. 41 min.Reel America Memphis Belle - A Story of a Flying Fortress - 1944Created for the Office of War Information by director William Wyler and a crew of photographers, ... Created for the Office of War Information by director William Wyler and a crew of photographers, this film documents several missions of the Memphis Belle B-17 bomber in 1943. In May of that year, Memphis Belle became one of the first B-17s to complete 25 missions in Europe and return from the war under its own power, where she and her crew toured the United States. The documentary was selected for preservation by the National Film Registry. 4:41 PM EDTApprox. 19 min.Tour of New OrleansTour the city of New Orleans with Tulane professor, author, and geographic historian Richard ... Tour the city of New Orleans with Tulane professor, author, and geographic historian Richard Campanella, as he took our cameras through the city to highlight the French Quarter, Treme', and other Big Easy neighborhoods.
5:00 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr.World War II Ace Fighter PilotWorld War II triple ace fighter pilot Clarence "Bud" Anderson served two combat tours in Europe ... World War II triple ace fighter pilot Clarence "Bud" Anderson served two combat tours in Europe and flew 116 missions in his P-51 Mustang. In this program, he talked about how he became a military pilot and recounted his combat experiences in kill-or-be-killed situations. The Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum hosted this event. 6:00 PM EDTApprox. 46 min.American Artifacts Great War Exhibit, Part 1Library of Congress historian and curator Ryan Reft gave a tour of an exhibit tracing the history ... Library of Congress historian and curator Ryan Reft gave a tour of an exhibit tracing the history of U.S. participation in World War I using artwork, posters, photographs, films, sheet music, documents, and artifacts. This is the first of a two-part program and features the first two of the exhibit's four themes, detailing the lead-up to U.S. entry and subsequent preparations for war. 6:46 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 15 min.Oral Histories James and Tuy-Cam Bullington on the Vietnam WarU.S. State Department foreign service officer James Bullington was assigned to Vietnam during the ... U.S. State Department foreign service officer James Bullington was assigned to Vietnam during the war. It was there he met his future wife, Tuy-Cam, a foreign service national, who served as his translator. In this interview conducted by the Witness to War Foundation, the Bullingtons talked about their time in Vietnam, including the 1966 burning of the U.S. consulate in Hue. They also described how Mr. Bullington disguised himself as a French priest when they were trapped behind enemy lines during the first days of the 1968 Tet Offensive.
8:01 PM EDTApprox. 59 min.The Presidency White House Architect James HobanTwo Dublin architects talked about the Irish-born James Hoban, who worked with George Washington ... Two Dublin architects talked about the Irish-born James Hoban, who worked with George Washington to design the president's house. They discussed Hoban's architectural influences and how they translated to the executive mansion we know today. This session was part of a day-long symposium hosted by the White House Historical Association and focused on the history of British and Irish connections with the White House. 9:00 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr.Reel America CBS News Robert F. Kennedy, 1925-1968This CBS News special report covers the life and assassination of Sen. Robert F. Kennedy (D-New ... This CBS News special report covers the life and assassination of Sen. Robert F. Kennedy (D-New York) who was shot and killed at the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles after winning the California presidential primary on June 5, 1968. The report is anchored by Walter Cronkite. 10:00 PM EDTApprox. 46 min.American Artifacts Great War Exhibit, Part 1Library of Congress historian and curator Ryan Reft gave a tour of an exhibit tracing the history ... Library of Congress historian and curator Ryan Reft gave a tour of an exhibit tracing the history of U.S. participation in World War I using artwork, posters, photographs, films, sheet music, documents, and artifacts. This is the first of a two-part program and features the first two of the exhibit's four themes, detailing the lead-up to U.S. entry and subsequent preparations for war.
10:46 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 15 min.Oral Histories James and Tuy-Cam Bullington on the Vietnam WarU.S. State Department foreign service officer James Bullington was assigned to Vietnam during the ... U.S. State Department foreign service officer James Bullington was assigned to Vietnam during the war. It was there he met his future wife, Tuy-Cam, a foreign service national, who served as his translator. In this interview conducted by the Witness to War Foundation, the Bullingtons talked about their time in Vietnam, including the 1966 burning of the U.S. consulate in Hue. They also described how Mr. Bullington disguised himself as a French priest when they were trapped behind enemy lines during the first days of the 1968 Tet Offensive.
Monday, June 18
12:01 AM EDTApprox. 59 min.The Presidency White House Architect James HobanTwo Dublin architects talked about the Irish-born James Hoban, who worked with George Washington ... Two Dublin architects talked about the Irish-born James Hoban, who worked with George Washington to design the president's house. They discussed Hoban's architectural influences and how they translated to the executive mansion we know today. This session was part of a day-long symposium hosted by the White House Historical Association and focused on the history of British and Irish connections with the White House. 1:00 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr.Reel America CBS News Robert F. Kennedy, 1925-1968This CBS News special report covers the life and assassination of Sen. Robert F. Kennedy (D-New ... This CBS News special report covers the life and assassination of Sen. Robert F. Kennedy (D-New York) who was shot and killed at the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles after winning the California presidential primary on June 5, 1968. The report is anchored by Walter Cronkite. 2:00 AM EDTApprox. 42 min.Reel America Memphis Belle - A Story of a Flying Fortress - 1944Created for the Office of War Information by director William Wyler and a crew of photographers, ... Created for the Office of War Information by director William Wyler and a crew of photographers, this film documents several missions of the Memphis Belle B-17 bomber in 1943. In May of that year, Memphis Belle became one of the first B-17s to complete 25 missions in Europe and return from the war under its own power, where she and her crew toured the United States. The documentary was selected for preservation by the National Film Registry.
2:42 AM EDTApprox. 18 min.New Orleans CuisineNew Orleans is known for its mix of Creole and Cajun cuisines. Host of "Louisiana Eats!" and ... New Orleans is known for its mix of Creole and Cajun cuisines. Host of "Louisiana Eats!" and author of "Tujague's Cookbook", Poppy Tooker visited Tujagues, one of the city's oldest restaurants and talked about some of the dishes most associated with New Orleans cuisine and their origins. 3:00 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr.World War II Ace Fighter PilotWorld War II triple ace fighter pilot Clarence "Bud" Anderson served two combat tours in Europe ... World War II triple ace fighter pilot Clarence "Bud" Anderson served two combat tours in Europe and flew 116 missions in his P-51 Mustang. In this program, he talked about how he became a military pilot and recounted his combat experiences in kill-or-be-killed situations. The Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum hosted this event. 4:00 AM EDTApprox. 2 hr.American History TV Visits New Orleans, LAThe C-SPAN Cities Tour visited New Orleans, LA to learn about the history of the city from local ... The C-SPAN Cities Tour visited New Orleans, LA to learn about the history of the city from local experts and historians.
6:00 AM EDTApprox. 19 min.FBI Surveillance of White Southern Students-1960sUniversity of Texas at San Antonio history professor Gregg Michel described how the FBI's covert ... University of Texas at San Antonio history professor Gregg Michel described how the FBI's covert surveillance program, COINTELPRO, targeted student organizations during the civil rights movement. He is the author of "Struggle for a Better South: The Southern Student Organizing Committee, 1964-1969." 6:19 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 42 min.Interpreting the Bill of RightsConstitutional scholar Linda Monk explained the Bill of Rights, detailing each of the ten ... Constitutional scholar Linda Monk explained the Bill of Rights, detailing each of the ten amendments and how they were ratified. She also described how these rights are used by citizens and interpreted by the Supreme Court. The Smithsonian Associates hosted this event.