American History TV Schedule

Week of February 11 through February 18

All times and durations are subject to change

Saturday, February 16
8:00 AM ESTApprox. 29 min.Reel America We'll Never Turn Back - 1963This film was produced by the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee for their voter ... This film was produced by the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee for their voter registration campaign in the South. The documentary includes interviews with black farmers and sharecroppers in rural Mississippi who describe violence, harassment, and intimidation they experienced when attempting to register to vote. Julian Bond, Fannie Lou Hamer, and SNCC leaders appear in the documentary. 8:29 AM ESTApprox. 11 min.Old State CapitolThe Old State Capitol served as Illinois 5th capitol building from 1840 to 1876. Troy Gilmore, ... The Old State Capitol served as Illinois 5th capitol building from 1840 to 1876. Troy Gilmore, with State Historic Sites, gave a tour of the building as well as where Abraham Lincoln gave his "House Divided" speech in Representative Hall. 8:40 AM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 4 min.The Battle of ManilaAuthor James Scott described General Douglas MacArthur's return to the Philippines during World ... Author James Scott described General Douglas MacArthur's return to the Philippines during World War II, the Japanese resistance and the atrocities committed against the Filipino civilians. Mr. Scott is the author of "Rampage: MacArthur, Yamashita, and the Battle of Manila." This talk was part of a three-day conference hosted by the National World War II Museum in New Orleans.
9:44 AM ESTApprox. 16 min.Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library & Museum - Lincoln VaultThe Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library & Museum contains over 52,000 original items pertaining ... The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library & Museum contains over 52,000 original items pertaining to the 16th President. Archives Director Samuel Wheeler went inside the Lincoln Vault to showcase some of the museum's rarest items. 10:00 AM ESTApprox. 30 min.American Artifacts 1876 Synagogue in Washington, DCWe see artifacts related to Jewish history, tour the interior of the oldest synagogue in ... We see artifacts related to Jewish history, tour the interior of the oldest synagogue in Washington, D.C. and learn how the 1876 building was moved 800 feet to be incorporated into a soon-to-be-built Capital Jewish Museum. 10:30 AM ESTApprox. 30 min.1876 Synagogue & Capital Jewish MuseumThe historic 1876 synagogue, Washington, D.C.'s oldest, was moved about one block to a permanent ... The historic 1876 synagogue, Washington, D.C.'s oldest, was moved about one block to a permanent home at 3rd and F streets NW where it will be incorporated into a new Capital Jewish Museum currently under construction. Museum staff, rabbis, elected officials, and the National Endowment for the Humanities chairman spoke about the project while the synagogue's move could be seen in the background.
11:00 AM ESTApprox. 1 hr.U.S. Supreme Court & Free Speech During World War IUniversity of Chicago law professor Laura Weinrib talked about how the U.S. Supreme Court ... University of Chicago law professor Laura Weinrib talked about how the U.S. Supreme Court addressed free speech cases during World War I. She is the author of the book, "The Taming of Free Speech: America's Civil Liberties Compromise." The Supreme Court Historical Society hosted this event. 12:00 PM ESTApprox. 24 min.Green Book Travel Guide for African AmericansUniversity of Delaware professor Tiffany Gill talked about the Green Book, a travel guide for ... University of Delaware professor Tiffany Gill talked about the Green Book, a travel guide for African Americans produced during the Jim Crow era. First published in the 1930s, the books listed businesses around the country that accepted African American customers, when so many hotels, restaurants and other travel destinations would refuse to serve them. This interview was recorded at the American Historical Association annual meeting in Chicago. 12:24 PM ESTApprox. 49 min.LIVE 93rd Annual Black History LuncheonAmerican History TV is live with the 93rd annual Black History Luncheon hosted by the Association ... American History TV is live with the 93rd annual Black History Luncheon hosted by the Association for the Study of African American Life and History. Speakers discuss this year's theme: Black migrations.
1:13 PM ESTApprox. 34 min.Reel America We'll Never Turn Back - 1963This film was produced by the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee for their voter ... This film was produced by the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee for their voter registration campaign in the South. The documentary includes interviews with black farmers and sharecroppers in rural Mississippi who describe violence, harassment, and intimidation they experienced when attempting to register to vote. Julian Bond, Fannie Lou Hamer, and SNCC leaders appear in the documentary. 1:47 PM ESTApprox. 48 min.LIVE 93rd Annual Black History LuncheonAmerican History TV is live with the 93rd annual Black History Luncheon hosted by the Association ... American History TV is live with the 93rd annual Black History Luncheon hosted by the Association for the Study of African American Life and History. Speakers discuss this year's theme: Black migrations. 2:35 PM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 25 min.Sculptor Vinnie Ream, Daniel Sickles & Andrew Johnson's ImpeachmentCivil War scholar Patrick Hickey presented a program titled, "The Devil vs. the Hummingbird: The ... Civil War scholar Patrick Hickey presented a program titled, "The Devil vs. the Hummingbird: The Midnight Confrontation on Capitol Hill that Determined the Fate of a Presidency and Ensured the Survival of Constitutional Government." Mr. Hickey's illustrated talk featured controversial Civil War General Daniel Sickles (The Devil), and 21 year-old sculptor Vinnie Ream (The Hummingbird), and described how the two were involved in the political fight over the 1868 impeachment of President Andrew Johnson. Vinnie Ream sculpted the statue of President Lincoln that stands in the U.S. Capitol Rotunda. This was a Lincoln Group of the District of Columbia program.
4:00 PM ESTApprox. 43 min.History Bookshelf Candice Shy Hooper, Lincoln's Generals' WivesCandice Shy Hooper talked about her book "Lincoln's Generals' Wives: Four Women Who Influenced the ... Candice Shy Hooper talked about her book "Lincoln's Generals' Wives: Four Women Who Influenced the Civil War for Better and for Worse," in which she profiles the wives of Lincoln's generals, Ellen Sherman, Julia Grant, Jessie Fremont, and Nelly McClellan, and how their relationships with their respective husbands and President Lincoln affected the Civil War. 4:43 PM ESTApprox. 17 min.Illinois State CapitolThe Illinois State Capitol is the 6th building to serve as the capitol since Illinois became a ... The Illinois State Capitol is the 6th building to serve as the capitol since Illinois became a state. Illinois State Archives Director David Joens explained how Springfield became the capital and the role a young Abraham Lincoln played. 5:00 PM ESTApprox. 59 min.Stephen Decatur's Naval Career & LegacyThe 240th anniversary of early naval war hero Stephen Decatur's birth is in 2019. U.S. Naval ... The 240th anniversary of early naval war hero Stephen Decatur's birth is in 2019. U.S. Naval Academy representatives discussed Decatur's military career, including the recapture of the USS Philadelphia and the capture of the HMS Macedonian, and explored his legacy for the 21st century navy. The White House Historical Association hosted this event at the historic Decatur House in Washington, D.C.'s Lafayette Square.
5:59 PM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 15 min.The Civil War Women Soldiers in the Civil WarHistorical interpreters told stories of some of the women who disguised themselves as young men ... Historical interpreters told stories of some of the women who disguised themselves as young men and fought in the Civil War. They outlined how and why these women disguised themselves, what battles they fought in and how they were discovered. The Frederick County Civil War Roundtable hosted this discussion. 7:14 PM ESTApprox. 21 min.Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library & Museum - Life of LincolnThe Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library & Museum opened in 2005 with the purpose of the telling ... The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library & Museum opened in 2005 with the purpose of the telling the life story and legacy of Abraham Lincoln. Museum Director Alan Lowe gave a tour of the museum and recounts some of the most pivotal moments in Lincoln's life. 7:35 PM ESTApprox. 24 min.Apollo ProgramFormer NASA chief historian Roger Launius talked about the history of the Apollo program. He ... Former NASA chief historian Roger Launius talked about the history of the Apollo program. He described how the Cold War influenced early space missions and the excitement over the moon landing in 1969. He also explored Apollo's legacy and speculated about the future of space travel. We recorded the interview at the annual American Historical Association meeting in Chicago.
7:59 PM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 16 min.Lectures in History Johnson & Nixon Supreme Court NominationsBrooklyn College professor KC Johnson taught a class on Presidents Lyndon Johnson and Richard ... Brooklyn College professor KC Johnson taught a class on Presidents Lyndon Johnson and Richard Nixon's Supreme Court nominations. He described Johnson's plan to fill the bench with liberal justices and the difficulties he ran into getting them confirmed. He outlined the pushback from conservative senators in the confirmation hearings and concluded with background on some of Nixon's nominations to the court. 9:15 PM ESTApprox. 14 min.1908 Race RiotIn 1908, 5,000 white citizens stormed into the black neighborhood of Springfield resulting in the ... In 1908, 5,000 white citizens stormed into the black neighborhood of Springfield resulting in the lynching of black citizens and the burning of businesses. Kathryn Harris recounted the events leading up to the riot and the effects it has had on the city. 9:29 PM ESTApprox. 20 min.James Shepard & North Carolina CollegeIn the early 1900s, James Edward Shepard founded North Carolina College in Durham, which evolved ... In the early 1900s, James Edward Shepard founded North Carolina College in Durham, which evolved into what is now North Carolina Central University. Florida A&M professor Reginald Ellis is the author of "Between Washington and Du Bois: The Racial Politics of James Edward Shepard." In this interview recorded at the annual American Historical Association meeting he talked about Shepard's involvement in education and politics, his impact on North Carolina, and how he navigated the Jim Crow era.
9:49 PM ESTApprox. 11 min.Old State CapitolThe Old State Capitol served as Illinois 5th capitol building from 1840 to 1876. Troy Gilmore, ... The Old State Capitol served as Illinois 5th capitol building from 1840 to 1876. Troy Gilmore, with State Historic Sites, gave a tour of the building as well as where Abraham Lincoln gave his "House Divided" speech in Representative Hall. 10:00 PM ESTApprox. 34 min.Reel America Booker T. Washington, The Life and the Legacy - 1986Directed by William Greaves for the National Park Service, this film portrays the life of Booker ... Directed by William Greaves for the National Park Service, this film portrays the life of Booker T. Washington through reenactments, archival photographs and interviews with actors portraying Washington and his contemporaries. The film documents the establishment of Tuskegee Institute and other notable events in the civil rights leader's life. 10:34 PM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 4 min.Recovering Soldiers' Remains on TarawaOn November 20, 1943, 18,000 U.S. Marines landed on the Pacific island of Tarawa, occupied by ... On November 20, 1943, 18,000 U.S. Marines landed on the Pacific island of Tarawa, occupied by Japan. After 3 days of combat, more than 1,000 U.S. troops had died and about 2,000 were wounded. Clay Bonnyman Evans, author of "Bones of My Grandfather: Reclaiming a Lost Hero of WWII," detailed his grandfather's experience as a soldier in the Battle of Tarawa, and his journey to recover his remains. Rebecca Taylor, a forensic anthropologist for the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency, explained the current efforts to excavate the remains of unidentified soldiers there. This talk was part of a three-day conference hosted by the National World War II Museum in New Orleans.
11:38 PM ESTApprox. 22 min.Reel America With the Marines at Tarawa - 1944This documentary about the November 1943 Battle of Tarawa was filmed by U.S. Marine cameramen and ... This documentary about the November 1943 Battle of Tarawa was filmed by U.S. Marine cameramen and won the 1944 Academy Award for best documentary short. About 18,000 Marines made an amphibious assault on the small, Japanese-occupied island of Tarawa in the central Pacific. More than 1000 were killed and 2000 injured in one of the most difficult battles in U.S. Marine history. This twenty-minute film includes graphic language and scenes of death that may be disturbing to some viewers.
Sunday, February 17
12:00 AM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 16 min.Lectures in History Johnson & Nixon Supreme Court NominationsBrooklyn College professor KC Johnson taught a class on Presidents Lyndon Johnson and Richard ... Brooklyn College professor KC Johnson taught a class on Presidents Lyndon Johnson and Richard Nixon's Supreme Court nominations. He described Johnson's plan to fill the bench with liberal justices and the difficulties he ran into getting them confirmed. He outlined the pushback from conservative senators in the confirmation hearings and concluded with background on some of Nixon's nominations to the court. 1:16 AM ESTApprox. 14 min.Tour of Springfield, ILTour the city of Springfield, Illinois with former First Lady Mary Lincoln. Mary Todd Lincoln ... Tour the city of Springfield, Illinois with former First Lady Mary Lincoln. Mary Todd Lincoln Interpreter Pam Brown took our cameras through the city to highlight locations that were important to the former First Lady. 1:30 AM ESTApprox. 20 min.James Shepard & North Carolina CollegeIn the early 1900s, James Edward Shepard founded North Carolina College in Durham, which evolved ... In the early 1900s, James Edward Shepard founded North Carolina College in Durham, which evolved into what is now North Carolina Central University. Florida A&M professor Reginald Ellis is the author of "Between Washington and Du Bois: The Racial Politics of James Edward Shepard." In this interview recorded at the annual American Historical Association meeting he talked about Shepard's involvement in education and politics, his impact on North Carolina, and how he navigated the Jim Crow era.
1:50 AM ESTApprox. 10 min.Old State CapitolThe Old State Capitol served as Illinois 5th capitol building from 1840 to 1876. Troy Gilmore, ... The Old State Capitol served as Illinois 5th capitol building from 1840 to 1876. Troy Gilmore, with State Historic Sites, gave a tour of the building as well as where Abraham Lincoln gave his "House Divided" speech in Representative Hall. 2:00 AM ESTApprox. 44 min.History Bookshelf Candice Shy Hooper, Lincoln's Generals' WivesCandice Shy Hooper talked about her book "Lincoln's Generals' Wives: Four Women Who Influenced the ... Candice Shy Hooper talked about her book "Lincoln's Generals' Wives: Four Women Who Influenced the Civil War for Better and for Worse," in which she profiles the wives of Lincoln's generals, Ellen Sherman, Julia Grant, Jessie Fremont, and Nelly McClellan, and how their relationships with their respective husbands and President Lincoln affected the Civil War. 2:44 AM ESTApprox. 16 min.1908 Race RiotIn 1908, 5,000 white citizens stormed into the black neighborhood of Springfield resulting in the ... In 1908, 5,000 white citizens stormed into the black neighborhood of Springfield resulting in the lynching of black citizens and the burning of businesses. Kathryn Harris recounted the events leading up to the riot and the effects it has had on the city.
3:00 AM ESTApprox. 55 min.Stephen Decatur's Naval Career & LegacyThe 240th anniversary of early naval war hero Stephen Decatur's birth is in 2019. U.S. Naval ... The 240th anniversary of early naval war hero Stephen Decatur's birth is in 2019. U.S. Naval Academy representatives discussed Decatur's military career, including the recapture of the USS Philadelphia and the capture of the HMS Macedonian, and explored his legacy for the 21st century navy. The White House Historical Association hosted this event at the historic Decatur House in Washington, D.C.'s Lafayette Square. 3:55 AM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 15 min.The Civil War Women Soldiers in the Civil WarHistorical interpreters told stories of some of the women who disguised themselves as young men ... Historical interpreters told stories of some of the women who disguised themselves as young men and fought in the Civil War. They outlined how and why these women disguised themselves, what battles they fought in and how they were discovered. The Frederick County Civil War Roundtable hosted this discussion. 5:10 AM ESTApprox. 20 min.Illinois State CapitolThe Illinois State Capitol is the 6th building to serve as the capitol since Illinois became a ... The Illinois State Capitol is the 6th building to serve as the capitol since Illinois became a state. Illinois State Archives Director David Joens explained how Springfield became the capital and the role a young Abraham Lincoln played.
5:30 AM ESTApprox. 16 min.Apollo ProgramFormer NASA chief historian Roger Launius talked about the history of the Apollo program. He ... Former NASA chief historian Roger Launius talked about the history of the Apollo program. He described how the Cold War influenced early space missions and the excitement over the moon landing in 1969. He also explored Apollo's legacy and speculated about the future of space travel. We recorded the interview at the annual American Historical Association meeting in Chicago. 5:46 AM ESTApprox. 13 min.Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library & Museum - Lincoln VaultThe Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library & Museum contains over 52,000 original items pertaining ... The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library & Museum contains over 52,000 original items pertaining to the 16th President. Archives Director Samuel Wheeler went inside the Lincoln Vault to showcase some of the museum's rarest items. 5:59 AM ESTApprox. 2 hr. 1 min.Anti-Monopoly Laws and Attitudes Past and PresentTwo historians and a legal scholar discussed anti-monopoly laws and attitudes towards large ... Two historians and a legal scholar discussed anti-monopoly laws and attitudes towards large corporations in U.S. history from 1788 to the present day. The University of Florida's Bob Graham Center for Public Service hosted this event as part of a series on the history of capitalism.
8:00 AM ESTApprox. 50 min.History Bookshelf David Grann, Killers of the Flower MoonDavid Grann talked about his book "Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of ... David Grann talked about his book "Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI," in which he recalls the murders of members of the Osage Indian nation in the 1920s. Mr. Grann reports that the Osage, wealthy from oil reserves on their land in Oklahoma, became murder targets. After twenty-four deaths, the newly formed FBI launched one of its first investigations. 8:50 AM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 10 min.The Suffrage Movement & the 19th AmendmentThis program was about women's struggles to win the vote and about the lead up to the ratification ... This program was about women's struggles to win the vote and about the lead up to the ratification of the 19th Amendment. Speakers were Dawn Langan Teele, author of "Forging the Franchise: The Political Origins of the Women's Vote," and Elaine Weiss, author of "The Woman's Hour: The Great Fight to Win the Vote." The National Constitution Center and Drexel University's Vision 2020 co-hosted this event. 10:00 AM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 10 min.The Civil War Women During the Civil WarA group of historians discussed the different ways women experienced the Civil War, depending on ... A group of historians discussed the different ways women experienced the Civil War, depending on class, race and geography. They examined the relationship between Union generals and their wives, the additional burdens for women on the home front, and the difficult choices faced by enslaved women in their quest for freedom. This was part of the annual Lincoln Forum symposium.
11:10 AM ESTApprox. 35 min.Portraits of Capitol Architect William ThorntonIn 1793, President George Washington selected physician, painter, and architect Dr. William ... In 1793, President George Washington selected physician, painter, and architect Dr. William Thornton's design for the U.S. Capitol building. National Portrait Gallery curator emerita Ellen Miles gave an illustrated talk about the artists who painted portraits of William Thornton and his wife Anna Maria during their lifetimes. Ms. Miles also discussed the couples lifelong interest in the arts and artists. This event was part of a Thornton symposium hosted by the U.S. Capitol Historical Society and the University of Aberdeen in Scotland. 11:45 AM ESTApprox. 15 min.Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library & Museum - Lincoln VaultThe Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library & Museum contains over 52,000 original items pertaining ... The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library & Museum contains over 52,000 original items pertaining to the 16th President. Archives Director Samuel Wheeler went inside the Lincoln Vault to showcase some of the museum's rarest items. 12:00 PM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 17 min.Lectures in History 19th-Century Politics & SocietyVassar College professor Rebecca Edwards taught a class about the differences between 19th-century ... Vassar College professor Rebecca Edwards taught a class about the differences between 19th-century political parties and their views on gender roles, racial equality and family dynamics. She described the transition from a patriarchal family unit before the Civil War to a Reconstruction-era ideal of a nuclear family comprised of a husband as breadwinner and a wife in charge of the domestic sphere.
1:17 PM ESTApprox. 18 min.Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library & Museum - Life of LincolnThe Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library & Museum opened in 2005 with the purpose of the telling ... The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library & Museum opened in 2005 with the purpose of the telling the life story and legacy of Abraham Lincoln. Museum Director Alan Lowe gave a tour of the museum and recounts some of the most pivotal moments in Lincoln's life. 1:35 PM ESTApprox. 25 min.The Cold War, CIA and Radio Free EuropeIn the 1950s and 60s, the CIA secretly funded Radio Free Europe, which broadcast anti-Communist ... In the 1950s and 60s, the CIA secretly funded Radio Free Europe, which broadcast anti-Communist propaganda behind the Iron Curtain. Kenneth Osgood, author of "Total Cold War," talked about the program's U.S. operations, which sought funds and support from politicians, corporations, and American citizens. This interview was recorded at the American Historical Association's annual meeting in Chicago. 2:00 PM ESTApprox. 2 hr.American History TV visits Springfield, ILThe C-SPAN Cities Tour visited Springfield, Illinois to learn about the city's history from local ... The C-SPAN Cities Tour visited Springfield, Illinois to learn about the city's history from local experts and historians.
4:00 PM ESTApprox. 35 min.Reel America Booker T. Washington, The Life and the Legacy - 1986Directed by William Greaves for the National Park Service, this film portrays the life of Booker ... Directed by William Greaves for the National Park Service, this film portrays the life of Booker T. Washington through reenactments, archival photographs and interviews with actors portraying Washington and his contemporaries. The film documents the establishment of Tuskegee Institute and other notable events in the civil rights leader's life. 4:35 PM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 3 min.Recovering Soldiers' Remains on TarawaOn November 20, 1943, 18,000 U.S. Marines landed on the Pacific island of Tarawa, occupied by ... On November 20, 1943, 18,000 U.S. Marines landed on the Pacific island of Tarawa, occupied by Japan. After 3 days of combat, more than 1,000 U.S. troops had died and about 2,000 were wounded. Clay Bonnyman Evans, author of "Bones of My Grandfather: Reclaiming a Lost Hero of WWII," detailed his grandfather's experience as a soldier in the Battle of Tarawa, and his journey to recover his remains. Rebecca Taylor, a forensic anthropologist for the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency, explained the current efforts to excavate the remains of unidentified soldiers there. This talk was part of a three-day conference hosted by the National World War II Museum in New Orleans. 5:38 PM ESTApprox. 22 min.Reel America With the Marines at Tarawa - 1944This documentary about the November 1943 Battle of Tarawa was filmed by U.S. Marine cameramen and ... This documentary about the November 1943 Battle of Tarawa was filmed by U.S. Marine cameramen and won the 1944 Academy Award for best documentary short. About 18,000 Marines made an amphibious assault on the small, Japanese-occupied island of Tarawa in the central Pacific. More than 1000 were killed and 2000 injured in one of the most difficult battles in U.S. Marine history. This twenty-minute film includes graphic language and scenes of death that may be disturbing to some viewers.
6:00 PM ESTApprox. 25 min.American Artifacts U.S. Army Medical AdvancesWe toured the U.S. Army Medical Department Museum at Fort Sam Houston in San Antonio to see ... We toured the U.S. Army Medical Department Museum at Fort Sam Houston in San Antonio to see several advances made by Army medics in the past 200 years. Director George Wunderlich showed us a Civil War-era electrotherapy machine, transport helicopters used during the Vietnam War, and a unique contraption to combat hypothermia built in an Baghdad field hospital. 6:25 PM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 34 min.TV's Influence on Race & Politics in the 1990sPanelists discussed the impact of television on race and politics in the 1990s. Topics included ... Panelists discussed the impact of television on race and politics in the 1990s. Topics included the 1992 presidential election, Bill Clinton and his relations with the African American community, and the 1999 Seattle World Trade Organization protests. This discussion was part of the American Historical Association's annual meeting in Chicago. 7:59 PM ESTApprox. 28 min.George Washington & Designing the Capital CityMatthew Costello reached back to 1790s politics to explain George Washington's vision for the ... Matthew Costello reached back to 1790s politics to explain George Washington's vision for the capital city later named for him. Washington's influence extended not only to the city's design, but also to the building of the White House and U.S. Capitol. Mr. Costello is the senior historian at the White House Historical Association. His talk was part of a conference co-hosted by the U.S. Capitol Historical Society that highlighted the work of William Thornton, who is known as the Capitol's first architect.
8:27 PM ESTApprox. 12 min.Tour of Springfield, ILTour the city of Springfield, Illinois with former First Lady Mary Lincoln. Mary Todd Lincoln ... Tour the city of Springfield, Illinois with former First Lady Mary Lincoln. Mary Todd Lincoln Interpreter Pam Brown took our cameras through the city to highlight locations that were important to the former First Lady. 8:39 PM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 4 min.Conflicting Memories of World War IIKeith Lowe discussed the different ways in which the public remembers World War II, and what we ... Keith Lowe discussed the different ways in which the public remembers World War II, and what we can learn from conflicting historic interpretations. Mr. Lowe is the author of "The Fear and the Freedom: How the Second World War Changed Us." This talk was part of a three-day conference hosted by the National World War II Museum in New Orleans. 9:43 PM ESTApprox. 17 min.Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library & Museum - Life of LincolnThe Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library & Museum opened in 2005 with the purpose of the telling ... The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library & Museum opened in 2005 with the purpose of the telling the life story and legacy of Abraham Lincoln. Museum Director Alan Lowe gave a tour of the museum and recounts some of the most pivotal moments in Lincoln's life.
10:00 PM ESTApprox. 25 min.American Artifacts U.S. Army Medical AdvancesWe toured the U.S. Army Medical Department Museum at Fort Sam Houston in San Antonio to see ... We toured the U.S. Army Medical Department Museum at Fort Sam Houston in San Antonio to see several advances made by Army medics in the past 200 years. Director George Wunderlich showed us a Civil War-era electrotherapy machine, transport helicopters used during the Vietnam War, and a unique contraption to combat hypothermia built in an Baghdad field hospital. 10:25 PM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 35 min.TV's Influence on Race & Politics in the 1990sPanelists discussed the impact of television on race and politics in the 1990s. Topics included ... Panelists discussed the impact of television on race and politics in the 1990s. Topics included the 1992 presidential election, Bill Clinton and his relations with the African American community, and the 1999 Seattle World Trade Organization protests. This discussion was part of the American Historical Association's annual meeting in Chicago.
Monday, February 18
12:00 AM ESTApprox. 27 min.George Washington & Designing the Capital CityMatthew Costello reached back to 1790s politics to explain George Washington's vision for the ... Matthew Costello reached back to 1790s politics to explain George Washington's vision for the capital city later named for him. Washington's influence extended not only to the city's design, but also to the building of the White House and U.S. Capitol. Mr. Costello is the senior historian at the White House Historical Association. His talk was part of a conference co-hosted by the U.S. Capitol Historical Society that highlighted the work of William Thornton, who is known as the Capitol's first architect. 12:27 AM ESTApprox. 13 min.Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library & Museum - Lincoln VaultThe Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library & Museum contains over 52,000 original items pertaining ... The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library & Museum contains over 52,000 original items pertaining to the 16th President. Archives Director Samuel Wheeler went inside the Lincoln Vault to showcase some of the museum's rarest items. 12:40 AM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 2 min.Conflicting Memories of World War IIKeith Lowe discussed the different ways in which the public remembers World War II, and what we ... Keith Lowe discussed the different ways in which the public remembers World War II, and what we can learn from conflicting historic interpretations. Mr. Lowe is the author of "The Fear and the Freedom: How the Second World War Changed Us." This talk was part of a three-day conference hosted by the National World War II Museum in New Orleans.
1:42 AM ESTApprox. 18 min.Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library & Museum - Life of LincolnThe Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library & Museum opened in 2005 with the purpose of the telling ... The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library & Museum opened in 2005 with the purpose of the telling the life story and legacy of Abraham Lincoln. Museum Director Alan Lowe gave a tour of the museum and recounts some of the most pivotal moments in Lincoln's life. 2:00 AM ESTApprox. 35 min.Reel America Booker T. Washington, The Life and the Legacy - 1986Directed by William Greaves for the National Park Service, this film portrays the life of Booker ... Directed by William Greaves for the National Park Service, this film portrays the life of Booker T. Washington through reenactments, archival photographs and interviews with actors portraying Washington and his contemporaries. The film documents the establishment of Tuskegee Institute and other notable events in the civil rights leader's life. 2:35 AM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 3 min.Recovering Soldiers' Remains on TarawaOn November 20, 1943, 18,000 U.S. Marines landed on the Pacific island of Tarawa, occupied by ... On November 20, 1943, 18,000 U.S. Marines landed on the Pacific island of Tarawa, occupied by Japan. After 3 days of combat, more than 1,000 U.S. troops had died and about 2,000 were wounded. Clay Bonnyman Evans, author of "Bones of My Grandfather: Reclaiming a Lost Hero of WWII," detailed his grandfather's experience as a soldier in the Battle of Tarawa, and his journey to recover his remains. Rebecca Taylor, a forensic anthropologist for the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency, explained the current efforts to excavate the remains of unidentified soldiers there. This talk was part of a three-day conference hosted by the National World War II Museum in New Orleans.
3:38 AM ESTApprox. 22 min.Reel America With the Marines at Tarawa - 1944This documentary about the November 1943 Battle of Tarawa was filmed by U.S. Marine cameramen and ... This documentary about the November 1943 Battle of Tarawa was filmed by U.S. Marine cameramen and won the 1944 Academy Award for best documentary short. About 18,000 Marines made an amphibious assault on the small, Japanese-occupied island of Tarawa in the central Pacific. More than 1000 were killed and 2000 injured in one of the most difficult battles in U.S. Marine history. This twenty-minute film includes graphic language and scenes of death that may be disturbing to some viewers. 4:00 AM ESTApprox. 2 hr.American History TV visits Springfield, ILThe C-SPAN Cities Tour visited Springfield, Illinois to learn about the city's history from local ... The C-SPAN Cities Tour visited Springfield, Illinois to learn about the city's history from local experts and historians. 6:00 AM ESTApprox. 26 min.George Washington & Designing the Capital CityMatthew Costello reached back to 1790s politics to explain George Washington's vision for the ... Matthew Costello reached back to 1790s politics to explain George Washington's vision for the capital city later named for him. Washington's influence extended not only to the city's design, but also to the building of the White House and U.S. Capitol. Mr. Costello is the senior historian at the White House Historical Association. His talk was part of a conference co-hosted by the U.S. Capitol Historical Society that highlighted the work of William Thornton, who is known as the Capitol's first architect.
6:26 AM ESTApprox. 14 min.1908 Race RiotIn 1908, 5,000 white citizens stormed into the black neighborhood of Springfield resulting in the ... In 1908, 5,000 white citizens stormed into the black neighborhood of Springfield resulting in the lynching of black citizens and the burning of businesses. Kathryn Harris recounted the events leading up to the riot and the effects it has had on the city. 6:40 AM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 2 min.Conflicting Memories of World War IIKeith Lowe discussed the different ways in which the public remembers World War II, and what we ... Keith Lowe discussed the different ways in which the public remembers World War II, and what we can learn from conflicting historic interpretations. Mr. Lowe is the author of "The Fear and the Freedom: How the Second World War Changed Us." This talk was part of a three-day conference hosted by the National World War II Museum in New Orleans. 7:42 AM ESTApprox. 18 min.Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library & Museum - Life of LincolnThe Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library & Museum opened in 2005 with the purpose of the telling ... The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library & Museum opened in 2005 with the purpose of the telling the life story and legacy of Abraham Lincoln. Museum Director Alan Lowe gave a tour of the museum and recounts some of the most pivotal moments in Lincoln's life.