American History TV Schedule

Week of October 12 through October 19

All times and durations are subject to change

Saturday, October 13
7:15 AM EDTApprox. 45 min.The White House in Film & TVFilmmakers and former White House officials described their work on productions depicting the ... Filmmakers and former White House officials described their work on productions depicting the White House and the presidency. The discussion hosted by the White House Historical Association was recorded at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, DC. 8:00 AM EDTApprox. 30 min.Reel America Soldier in Hawaii - 1956This U.S. Army "Big Picture" episode profiles the 50th state when it was still a territory, and ... This U.S. Army "Big Picture" episode profiles the 50th state when it was still a territory, and looks at soldier life for the Army and National Guard, and work and leisure activity of nurses at an Army medical center on the Hawaiian islands. 8:30 AM EDTApprox. 25 min.The Presidency Theodore Roosevelt DescendantDescendants of presidents from James Monroe to Gerald R. Ford convened in Washington, D.C. for the ... Descendants of presidents from James Monroe to Gerald R. Ford convened in Washington, D.C. for the Presidential Sites Summit hosted by the White House Historical Association. American History TV interviewed Tweed Roosevelt, the great-grandson of Theodore Roosevelt.
8:55 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 5 min.American Frontiersman Kit CarsonHampton Sides is the author of "Blood and Thunder: The Epic Story of Kit Carson and the Conquest ... Hampton Sides is the author of "Blood and Thunder: The Epic Story of Kit Carson and the Conquest of the American West." He described the American frontiersman as a controversial figure, often portrayed as either a mythological American hero or a cruel killer of Native Americans. Mr. Sides unpacked this dispute and explored Carson's complex relationship with the Navajo Indians. The Aspen Institute organized this event. 10:00 AM EDTApprox. 30 min.American Artifacts U.S. Army World War I PostersU.S. Army Heritage & Education Center art curator Jim McNally discussed the design, objectives and ... U.S. Army Heritage & Education Center art curator Jim McNally discussed the design, objectives and artists of World War I posters. With goals ranging from recruitment to fundraising to food conservation, the posters were widely distributed and a fixture of American life during the Great War. The center's collection includes more than 3000 posters from World War I and II. 10:30 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 7 min.Alvin York Medal of Honor CentennialAlvin York biographer Douglas Mastriano talked about the life of the Tennessee native including ... Alvin York biographer Douglas Mastriano talked about the life of the Tennessee native including his early years growing up on a farm, his religious conversion and pacifism, and his World War I actions that led to the capture of 132 German prisoners in the Argonne forest of France. On October 8, 1918, Alvin York earned a Medal of Honor while fighting the German army during the Meuse Argonne offensive. He would later be portrayed by Academy Award winner Gary Cooper in the 1941 film, "Sergeant York."
11:37 AM EDTApprox. 17 min.Alvin York World War I Battle LocationMilitary historian Brad Posey is interviewed about the book "Hero on the Western Front - ... Military historian Brad Posey is interviewed about the book "Hero on the Western Front - Discovering Alvin York's WWI Battlefield," and competing projects that have claimed to locate the site where Alvin York earned a Medal of Honor on October 8, 1918. Mr. Posey argued that the findings of the Sergeant York Discovery Expedition founded by York biographer Douglas Mastriano are flawed. 11:54 AM EDTApprox. 6 min.American Artifacts Quentin Roosevelt MemorialU.S. Army Lieutenant Quentin Roosevelt, Theodore Roosevelt's youngest son, was shot down and ... U.S. Army Lieutenant Quentin Roosevelt, Theodore Roosevelt's youngest son, was shot down and killed near the village of Chamery, France during World War I. American History TV visited a memorial fountain in the village with historian Mitchell Yockelson to learn about the death of the young aviator on July 14, 1918. 12:00 PM EDTApprox. 55 min.The Presidency Pat Nixon & Betty FordHistorian Carl Sferrazza Anthony looked at how the fashion choices of Pat Nixon and Betty Ford ... Historian Carl Sferrazza Anthony looked at how the fashion choices of Pat Nixon and Betty Ford reflected the politics and culture of their times. Mr. Anthony is the author of a book on first ladies and fashion, and this talk was one of a series. The Richard Nixon Foundation hosted this event.
12:55 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 1 min.The Three Branches & Separation of PowersA panel of historians discussed how the Founders envisioned the three branches of government and ... A panel of historians discussed how the Founders envisioned the three branches of government and why the idea of a separation of powers has been important for the survival and success of the American Republic. The speakers also evaluated the ways in which powers have shifted between the branches over time. This event was part of a conference hosted by the U.S. Capitol Historical Society and American University's Center for Congressional and Presidential Studies. 1:56 PM EDTApprox. 59 min.Separation of Powers & Civil RightsA discussion on how the Executive, Judicial and Legislative branches have dealt with civil rights. ... A discussion on how the Executive, Judicial and Legislative branches have dealt with civil rights. Panelists argued that Congress has relinquished its designated powers, leaving the Supreme Court to make the ultimate decisions on civil rights questions. This event was part of a day-long conference on Congress and the separation of powers co-hosted by the U.S. Capitol Historical Society and American University. 2:55 PM EDTApprox. 50 min.The President, Congress & Party PolarizationA panel of scholars and media members discussed how party polarization impacts the relationship ... A panel of scholars and media members discussed how party polarization impacts the relationship between the legislative and executive branches. The panelists also talked about how power has shifted between the president and Congress in recent years. This event was part of a conference hosted by the U.S. Capitol Historical Society and American University's Center for Congressional and Presidential Studies.
3:45 PM EDTApprox. 15 min.The Presidency Harry Truman DescendantDescendants of presidents from James Monroe to Gerald R. Ford convened in Washington, D.C. for the ... Descendants of presidents from James Monroe to Gerald R. Ford convened in Washington, D.C. for the Presidential Sites Summit hosted by the White House Historical Association. American History TV interviewed Clifton Truman Daniel, Harry Truman's grandson. 4:00 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr.History Bookshelf Andrew Carroll, My Fellow SoldiersAndrew Carroll talked about his book "My Fellow Soldiers: General John Pershing and the Americans ... Andrew Carroll talked about his book "My Fellow Soldiers: General John Pershing and the Americans Who Helped Win the Great War," in which he looks at World War I through the eyes of General John Pershing, U.S. Commander in Europe. 5:00 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr.Alice Paul & the 1913 Women's Suffrage ParadeAuthor Rebecca Roberts told the story of women suffragists, led by Alice Paul, who marched from ... Author Rebecca Roberts told the story of women suffragists, led by Alice Paul, who marched from Capitol Hill to the White House in 1913. The parade, which took place the day before Woodrow Wilson's inauguration and attracted huge crowds, caused an uproar along Pennsylvania Avenue. Many marchers were harassed and injured. While the march earned the suffragists national attention, it took them seven more years to earn the right to vote with passage of the 19th amendment in 1920. The Daughters of the American Revolution Museum hosted this event.
6:00 PM EDTApprox. 55 min.The Civil War Ulysses S. Grant as Union Army General in ChiefHistorian Chris Kolakowski talked about the events leading up to President Abraham Lincoln naming ... Historian Chris Kolakowski talked about the events leading up to President Abraham Lincoln naming Ulysses S. Grant as general in chief of the Union Army in 1864 and how Grant's command style differed from his predecessors. This talk was part of a symposium hosted by the "Emerging Civil War" blog. 6:55 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 5 min.The Civil War Dwight Eisenhower & GettysburgGettysburg College professor Michael Birkner looked at Dwight Eisenhower's interest in the Civil ... Gettysburg College professor Michael Birkner looked at Dwight Eisenhower's interest in the Civil War, particularly Robert E. Lee, Abraham Lincoln and the Battle of Gettysburg. Dwight Eisenhower was stationed for training at Gettysburg during World War I and later retired there after his presidency. This talk was part of the annual summer conference hosted by the Gettysburg College Civil War Institute. 8:00 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 25 min.Lectures in History Conspiracy Culture in American HistoryIndiana University Bloomington professor Stephen Andrews taught a class about conspiracy culture ... Indiana University Bloomington professor Stephen Andrews taught a class about conspiracy culture in American history. He described how conspiracy theories have changed over time, but often include involvement of groups such as the Illuminati, Freemasons, and Skull and Bones. He talked about how in the 1950s a prominent aspect of conspiracy theories was the threat of communism, but in later decades a global "New World Order" was a more common feature. This is the first of a two-part seminar hosted by the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History.
9:25 PM EDTApprox. 35 min.American Artifacts Herblock Political CartoonsThe Library of Congress houses the largest collection of political cartoons by Herbert Block, best ... The Library of Congress houses the largest collection of political cartoons by Herbert Block, best known as Herblock. His career spanned 72 years and he covered presidents from Herbert Hoover to George W. Bush. Sara Duke, curator of Popular and Applied Graphic Arts, talked to us about his influence and legacy and showed us many of his cartoons, some on exhibit in the library's Herblock Gallery. 10:00 PM EDTApprox. 29 min.Reel America The Army's First - 1960This U.S. Army "Big Picture" episode is a history of the First Army from World War I to 1960. The ... This U.S. Army "Big Picture" episode is a history of the First Army from World War I to 1960. The First Army was formed by General John Pershing in the summer of 1918, just prior to independent offensives by the American Expeditionary Force in France. Over half the film documents the First Army in World War II, from training, to the D-Day invasion, to the liberation of Nazi concentration camps. 10:29 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 31 min.The Constitution & Persons with DisabilitiesIn 1990, Congress passed the Americans with Disabilities Act, a civil rights law introduced by ... In 1990, Congress passed the Americans with Disabilities Act, a civil rights law introduced by former Iowa Senator Tom Harkin. In this program, Mr. Harkin explored the history of laws that have impacted Americans with disabilities, including several key Supreme Court cases. And he talked about the eugenics movement of the late 19th and early 20th centuries which led to the compulsory sterilization of thousands of Americans with disabilities. The Byrd Center for Congressional History and Education hosted this event.
Sunday, October 14
12:00 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 25 min.Lectures in History Conspiracy Culture in American HistoryIndiana University Bloomington professor Stephen Andrews taught a class about conspiracy culture ... Indiana University Bloomington professor Stephen Andrews taught a class about conspiracy culture in American history. He described how conspiracy theories have changed over time, but often include involvement of groups such as the Illuminati, Freemasons, and Skull and Bones. He talked about how in the 1950s a prominent aspect of conspiracy theories was the threat of communism, but in later decades a global "New World Order" was a more common feature. This is the first of a two-part seminar hosted by the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History. 1:25 AM EDTApprox. 35 min.American Artifacts Herblock Political CartoonsThe Library of Congress houses the largest collection of political cartoons by Herbert Block, best ... The Library of Congress houses the largest collection of political cartoons by Herbert Block, best known as Herblock. His career spanned 72 years and he covered presidents from Herbert Hoover to George W. Bush. Sara Duke, curator of Popular and Applied Graphic Arts, talked to us about his influence and legacy and showed us many of his cartoons, some on exhibit in the library's Herblock Gallery. 2:00 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr.History Bookshelf Andrew Carroll, My Fellow SoldiersAndrew Carroll talked about his book "My Fellow Soldiers: General John Pershing and the Americans ... Andrew Carroll talked about his book "My Fellow Soldiers: General John Pershing and the Americans Who Helped Win the Great War," in which he looks at World War I through the eyes of General John Pershing, U.S. Commander in Europe.
3:00 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr.Alice Paul & the 1913 Women's Suffrage ParadeAuthor Rebecca Roberts told the story of women suffragists, led by Alice Paul, who marched from ... Author Rebecca Roberts told the story of women suffragists, led by Alice Paul, who marched from Capitol Hill to the White House in 1913. The parade, which took place the day before Woodrow Wilson's inauguration and attracted huge crowds, caused an uproar along Pennsylvania Avenue. Many marchers were harassed and injured. While the march earned the suffragists national attention, it took them seven more years to earn the right to vote with passage of the 19th amendment in 1920. The Daughters of the American Revolution Museum hosted this event. 4:00 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 5 min.American Frontiersman Kit CarsonHampton Sides is the author of "Blood and Thunder: The Epic Story of Kit Carson and the Conquest ... Hampton Sides is the author of "Blood and Thunder: The Epic Story of Kit Carson and the Conquest of the American West." He described the American frontiersman as a controversial figure, often portrayed as either a mythological American hero or a cruel killer of Native Americans. Mr. Sides unpacked this dispute and explored Carson's complex relationship with the Navajo Indians. The Aspen Institute organized this event. 5:05 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 2 min.The Three Branches & Separation of PowersA panel of historians discussed how the Founders envisioned the three branches of government and ... A panel of historians discussed how the Founders envisioned the three branches of government and why the idea of a separation of powers has been important for the survival and success of the American Republic. The speakers also evaluated the ways in which powers have shifted between the branches over time. This event was part of a conference hosted by the U.S. Capitol Historical Society and American University's Center for Congressional and Presidential Studies.
6:07 AM EDTApprox. 59 min.Separation of Powers & Civil RightsA discussion on how the Executive, Judicial and Legislative branches have dealt with civil rights. ... A discussion on how the Executive, Judicial and Legislative branches have dealt with civil rights. Panelists argued that Congress has relinquished its designated powers, leaving the Supreme Court to make the ultimate decisions on civil rights questions. This event was part of a day-long conference on Congress and the separation of powers co-hosted by the U.S. Capitol Historical Society and American University. 7:06 AM EDTApprox. 54 min.The President, Congress & Party PolarizationA panel of scholars and media members discussed how party polarization impacts the relationship ... A panel of scholars and media members discussed how party polarization impacts the relationship between the legislative and executive branches. The panelists also talked about how power has shifted between the president and Congress in recent years. This event was part of a conference hosted by the U.S. Capitol Historical Society and American University's Center for Congressional and Presidential Studies. 8:00 AM EDTApprox. 45 min.History Bookshelf Steve Twomey, Countdown to Pearl HarborSteve Twomey talked about his book Countdown to Pearl Harbor: The Twelve Days to the Attack, in ... Steve Twomey talked about his book Countdown to Pearl Harbor: The Twelve Days to the Attack, in which he provides a history of the twelve days leading up to the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. He spoke at the Roosevelt Reading Festival.
8:45 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 14 min.Reconsidering U.S. Military Strategy in VietnamThree military historians reconsidered a variety of perspectives on Vietnam War strategy. This ... Three military historians reconsidered a variety of perspectives on Vietnam War strategy. This program was part of a day-long conference hosted by the Virginia Military Institute titled: "The Vietnam War at 50: Critical Reappraisals." 9:59 AM EDTApprox. 56 min.The Civil War 1864 Presidential ElectionRea Andrew Redd talked about the presidential election of 1864. He outlined the Republican and ... Rea Andrew Redd talked about the presidential election of 1864. He outlined the Republican and Democratic platforms, the different candidates and the logistics of getting soldiers to vote. This talk was part of a symposium hosted by the "Emerging Civil War" blog. 10:55 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 5 min.The Civil War Confederate Battle Flag DebatesAmerican Civil War Museum historian John Coski talked about the history of the Confederate battle ... American Civil War Museum historian John Coski talked about the history of the Confederate battle flag and how its perception has changed in the years since the war. Mr. Coski also looked at how the battle flag has been used over time, including in pop culture and advertising. This talk was a part of a conference on Confederate icons hosted by the Shenandoah Valley Battlefields Foundation.
12:00 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 25 min.Lectures in History 19th-Century Artist Winslow HomerWake Forest University professor David Lubin taught a class on 19th-century artist Winslow Homer. ... Wake Forest University professor David Lubin taught a class on 19th-century artist Winslow Homer. Homer served as an artist-correspondent for Harper's Weekly during the Civil War, and first gained notice for his paintings of war-related scenes. In his post-war career, Homer depicted various aspects of American life with a focus on frontier and marine themes. Professor Lubin explored the symbolism found in Homer's work, including commentary about Gilded Age society as well as meditations on nature. 1:25 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 4 min.American Frontiersman Kit CarsonHampton Sides is the author of "Blood and Thunder: The Epic Story of Kit Carson and the Conquest ... Hampton Sides is the author of "Blood and Thunder: The Epic Story of Kit Carson and the Conquest of the American West." He described the American frontiersman as a controversial figure, often portrayed as either a mythological American hero or a cruel killer of Native Americans. Mr. Sides unpacked this dispute and explored Carson's complex relationship with the Navajo Indians. The Aspen Institute organized this event. 2:29 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 31 min.1968 San Francisco State College Student StrikeHistory professor William Issel talked about a 1968 student protest that made national headlines. ... History professor William Issel talked about a 1968 student protest that made national headlines. San Francisco State College's Black Student Union and Third World Liberation Front led a strike to campaign against the lack of diversity in admissions, the administration and in course curriculum. Mr. Issel discussed how Catholic priests, led by Bishop Mark J. Hurley, joined the students' efforts and mediated between the students and the university administration to settle the strike in 1969. The San Francisco Museum and Historical Society and University of San Francisco co-hosted the event.
4:00 PM EDTApprox. 30 min.Reel America The Army's First - 1960This U.S. Army "Big Picture" episode is a history of the First Army from World War I to 1960. The ... This U.S. Army "Big Picture" episode is a history of the First Army from World War I to 1960. The First Army was formed by General John Pershing in the summer of 1918, just prior to independent offensives by the American Expeditionary Force in France. Over half the film documents the First Army in World War II, from training, to the D-Day invasion, to the liberation of Nazi concentration camps. 4:30 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 30 min.The Constitution & Persons with DisabilitiesIn 1990, Congress passed the Americans with Disabilities Act, a civil rights law introduced by ... In 1990, Congress passed the Americans with Disabilities Act, a civil rights law introduced by former Iowa Senator Tom Harkin. In this program, Mr. Harkin explored the history of laws that have impacted Americans with disabilities, including several key Supreme Court cases. And he talked about the eugenics movement of the late 19th and early 20th centuries which led to the compulsory sterilization of thousands of Americans with disabilities. The Byrd Center for Congressional History and Education hosted this event. 6:00 PM EDTApprox. 21 min.American Artifacts The Lost BattalionFrench battlefield guide Guillaume Moizan and historian Mitchell Yockelson visited a memorial and ... French battlefield guide Guillaume Moizan and historian Mitchell Yockelson visited a memorial and remnants of World War I trenches in France's Argonne Forest to tell the story of the "Lost Battalion." From October 2-7, 1918, about 550 soldiers from the U.S. Army's 77th division were surrounded by Germans during the Meuse-Argonne offensive.
6:21 PM EDTApprox. 8 min.American Artifacts World War I Soldier Alvin YorkWe visited a memorial to World War I soldier Alvin York in a French village near the Argonne ... We visited a memorial to World War I soldier Alvin York in a French village near the Argonne Forest. Historian Mitchell Yockelson and French battlefield guide Guillaume Moizan told the story of the American from Tennessee whose actions on October 8, 1918 earned him the Medal of Honor. 6:29 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 31 min.The Fugitive Slave Act & ImmigrationDickinson College history professor Matthew Pinsker moderated a discussion on the 1850 Fugitive ... Dickinson College history professor Matthew Pinsker moderated a discussion on the 1850 Fugitive Slave Act, which required free states to return runaway slaves. Panelists drew parallels between the Fugitive Slave Act and today's immigration issues, including the handling of undocumented persons and the separation of families. Dickinson College hosted this event. 8:00 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 31 min.The Presidency Richard Nixon's 1968 VictoryFifty years after Richard Nixon's victorious 1968 presidential election, senior campaign aides ... Fifty years after Richard Nixon's victorious 1968 presidential election, senior campaign aides gathered at the National Archives and recounted behind-the-scenes stories. The National Archives and Richard Nixon Foundation hosted this event.
9:31 PM EDTApprox. 14 min.The Presidency Harry Truman DescendantDescendants of presidents from James Monroe to Gerald R. Ford convened in Washington, D.C. for the ... Descendants of presidents from James Monroe to Gerald R. Ford convened in Washington, D.C. for the Presidential Sites Summit hosted by the White House Historical Association. American History TV interviewed Clifton Truman Daniel, Harry Truman's grandson. 9:45 PM EDTApprox. 14 min.The Presidency Calvin Coolidge DescendantDescendants of presidents from James Monroe to Gerald R. Ford convened in Washington, D.C. for the ... Descendants of presidents from James Monroe to Gerald R. Ford convened in Washington, D.C. for the Presidential Sites Summit hosted by the White House Historical Association. American History TV interviewed Jennifer Harville, great-granddaughter of Calvin Coolidge. 9:59 PM EDTApprox. 21 min.American Artifacts The Lost BattalionFrench battlefield guide Guillaume Moizan and historian Mitchell Yockelson visited a memorial and ... French battlefield guide Guillaume Moizan and historian Mitchell Yockelson visited a memorial and remnants of World War I trenches in France's Argonne Forest to tell the story of the "Lost Battalion." From October 2-7, 1918, about 550 soldiers from the U.S. Army's 77th division were surrounded by Germans during the Meuse-Argonne offensive.
10:20 PM EDTApprox. 8 min.American Artifacts World War I Soldier Alvin YorkWe visited a memorial to World War I soldier Alvin York in a French village near the Argonne ... We visited a memorial to World War I soldier Alvin York in a French village near the Argonne Forest. Historian Mitchell Yockelson and French battlefield guide Guillaume Moizan told the story of the American from Tennessee whose actions on October 8, 1918 earned him the Medal of Honor. 10:28 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 32 min.The Fugitive Slave Act & ImmigrationDickinson College history professor Matthew Pinsker moderated a discussion on the 1850 Fugitive ... Dickinson College history professor Matthew Pinsker moderated a discussion on the 1850 Fugitive Slave Act, which required free states to return runaway slaves. Panelists drew parallels between the Fugitive Slave Act and today's immigration issues, including the handling of undocumented persons and the separation of families. Dickinson College hosted this event.
Monday, October 15
12:00 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 32 min.The Presidency Richard Nixon's 1968 VictoryFifty years after Richard Nixon's victorious 1968 presidential election, senior campaign aides ... Fifty years after Richard Nixon's victorious 1968 presidential election, senior campaign aides gathered at the National Archives and recounted behind-the-scenes stories. The National Archives and Richard Nixon Foundation hosted this event. 1:32 AM EDTApprox. 14 min.The Presidency Harry Truman DescendantDescendants of presidents from James Monroe to Gerald R. Ford convened in Washington, D.C. for the ... Descendants of presidents from James Monroe to Gerald R. Ford convened in Washington, D.C. for the Presidential Sites Summit hosted by the White House Historical Association. American History TV interviewed Clifton Truman Daniel, Harry Truman's grandson. 1:46 AM EDTApprox. 14 min.The Presidency Calvin Coolidge DescendantDescendants of presidents from James Monroe to Gerald R. Ford convened in Washington, D.C. for the ... Descendants of presidents from James Monroe to Gerald R. Ford convened in Washington, D.C. for the Presidential Sites Summit hosted by the White House Historical Association. American History TV interviewed Jennifer Harville, great-granddaughter of Calvin Coolidge.
2:00 AM EDTApprox. 30 min.Reel America The Army's First - 1960This U.S. Army "Big Picture" episode is a history of the First Army from World War I to 1960. The ... This U.S. Army "Big Picture" episode is a history of the First Army from World War I to 1960. The First Army was formed by General John Pershing in the summer of 1918, just prior to independent offensives by the American Expeditionary Force in France. Over half the film documents the First Army in World War II, from training, to the D-Day invasion, to the liberation of Nazi concentration camps. 2:30 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 30 min.The Constitution & Persons with DisabilitiesIn 1990, Congress passed the Americans with Disabilities Act, a civil rights law introduced by ... In 1990, Congress passed the Americans with Disabilities Act, a civil rights law introduced by former Iowa Senator Tom Harkin. In this program, Mr. Harkin explored the history of laws that have impacted Americans with disabilities, including several key Supreme Court cases. And he talked about the eugenics movement of the late 19th and early 20th centuries which led to the compulsory sterilization of thousands of Americans with disabilities. The Byrd Center for Congressional History and Education hosted this event. 4:00 AM EDTApprox. 2 hr. 12 min.American & Vietnamese Wartime PerspectivesA panel of scholars and authors looked at the Vietnam War from the American, North and South ... A panel of scholars and authors looked at the Vietnam War from the American, North and South Vietnamese perspectives. Topics include South Vietnamese nationalism, why American intervention failed, and how the North Vietnamese accomplished their goal of reunifying the country. This discussion was part of a day-long symposium on the Vietnam War hosted by the National Archives in Washington, DC.
6:12 AM EDTApprox. 18 min.Hawaii State Capitol StatehoodState Senator J. Kalani English (D-7th District) and Senate Majority Leader provided us with a ... State Senator J. Kalani English (D-7th District) and Senate Majority Leader provided us with a tour of the Hawaii State Capitol. Senator English talked about the process of Hawaii's statehood and its complicated relationship with the U.S. Government. 6:30 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 30 min.The Fugitive Slave Act & ImmigrationDickinson College history professor Matthew Pinsker moderated a discussion on the 1850 Fugitive ... Dickinson College history professor Matthew Pinsker moderated a discussion on the 1850 Fugitive Slave Act, which required free states to return runaway slaves. Panelists drew parallels between the Fugitive Slave Act and today's immigration issues, including the handling of undocumented persons and the separation of families. Dickinson College hosted this event.