American History TV Schedule

Week of March 15 through March 22

All times and durations are subject to change

Saturday, March 16
8:01 AM EDTApprox. 21 min.Reel America "Mission, Measles - The Story of a Vaccine" - 1964This documentary details the history of the highly contagious virus that causes measles and the ... This documentary details the history of the highly contagious virus that causes measles and the development of the measles vaccine in the 1950s and early 1960s. The pharmaceutical company Merck with help from the U.S. Public Health Service produced the film. Measles was declared eliminated from the United States in the year 2000, but there have been several outbreaks in recent years. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention attributes the rising number of cases to unvaccinated international travelers who bring the disease to the U.S. and its spread in pockets of unvaccinated people. 8:22 AM EDTApprox. 8 min.Mother Mosque of AmericaBuilt in 1934, the Mother Mosque of America is the oldest, purpose built mosque in the United ... Built in 1934, the Mother Mosque of America is the oldest, purpose built mosque in the United States. Imam Taha Tawil shared the history of the mosque and explained how the Muslim immigrants were received by the local community. 8:30 AM EDTApprox. 21 min.American Artifacts U.S. Army Medical Department Museum Director's Favorite ItemsU.S. Army Medical Department Museum director George Wunderlich took us behind the scenes to see ... U.S. Army Medical Department Museum director George Wunderlich took us behind the scenes to see some of his favorite items in the collection. He showed us models of a Civil War-era ambulance train, a doll made by a POW nurse in World War II, and a 1960 dummy used to train army medical professionals.
8:51 AM EDTApprox. 14 min.The Origins of the Qur'anThe Qur'an is a sacred book used in the practice of Islam. Imam Taha Tawil explained the orgins of ... The Qur'an is a sacred book used in the practice of Islam. Imam Taha Tawil explained the orgins of this religious text and addressed misconceptions about its teachings. 9:05 AM EDTApprox. 59 min.LIVE Ford's Theatre Lincoln SymposiumThe Abraham Lincoln Institute & Ford's Theatre Society host their annual Abraham Lincoln Symposium ... The Abraham Lincoln Institute & Ford's Theatre Society host their annual Abraham Lincoln Symposium to highlight the 16th president's life & legacy. Featured speakers are David Blight, Michael Burlingame, Richard Carwardine, Nina Silber & James Tackach. 10:04 AM EDTApprox. 21 min.Journalist James Lynch on Iowa PoliticsThe first votes in the 2020 primary season will be cast in the Iowa caucuses scheduled for Feb. 3, ... The first votes in the 2020 primary season will be cast in the Iowa caucuses scheduled for Feb. 3, 2020. James Lynch, Political Reporter for The Gazette, talked about the history of Iowa's first in the nation status, and the importance of the Iowa Caucus.
10:25 AM EDTApprox. 51 min.LIVE Ford's Theatre Lincoln SymposiumThe Abraham Lincoln Institute & Ford's Theatre Society host their annual Abraham Lincoln Symposium ... The Abraham Lincoln Institute & Ford's Theatre Society host their annual Abraham Lincoln Symposium to highlight the 16th president's life & legacy. Featured speakers are David Blight, Michael Burlingame, Richard Carwardine, Nina Silber & James Tackach. 11:16 AM EDTApprox. 19 min.National Czech & Slovak Museum & LibraryEstablished in 1974, the National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library tells the history of these two ... Established in 1974, the National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library tells the history of these two nations through artifacts, books, and archives. Curator Stefanie Kohn gave a tour of museum's exhibits and explained what brought the Czechs and Slovaks to the United States and, in particular, eastern Iowa. 11:35 AM EDTApprox. 52 min.LIVE Ford's Theatre Lincoln SymposiumThe Abraham Lincoln Institute & Ford's Theatre Society host their annual Abraham Lincoln Symposium ... The Abraham Lincoln Institute & Ford's Theatre Society host their annual Abraham Lincoln Symposium to highlight the 16th president's life & legacy. Featured speakers are David Blight, Michael Burlingame, Richard Carwardine, Nina Silber & James Tackach.
12:27 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 18 min.The Presidency Dwight D. Eisenhower's Life and LegacyUniversity of Virginia professor William Hitchcock talked about his book, "The Age of Eisenhower: ... University of Virginia professor William Hitchcock talked about his book, "The Age of Eisenhower: America and the World in the 1950s." Later, Mr. Hitchcock sat down with former ABC News White House correspondent Ann Compton for a conversation on the life and legacy of the nation's 34th President. The White House Historical Association hosted this event. 1:45 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 2 min.LIVE Ford's Theatre Lincoln SymposiumThe Abraham Lincoln Institute & Ford's Theatre Society host their annual Abraham Lincoln Symposium ... The Abraham Lincoln Institute & Ford's Theatre Society host their annual Abraham Lincoln Symposium to highlight the 16th president's life & legacy. Featured speakers are David Blight, Michael Burlingame, Richard Carwardine, Nina Silber & James Tackach. 2:47 PM EDTApprox. 19 min.African American Museum of IowaBuilt in 2003, the African American Museum of Iowa was established to teach and preserve the ... Built in 2003, the African American Museum of Iowa was established to teach and preserve the African American history of Iowa. Curator Felicite Wolfe highlighted the museum's "Driven By Hope" exhibit and shared the story of black migration into the state.
3:06 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 38 min.LIVE Ford's Theatre Lincoln SymposiumThe Abraham Lincoln Institute & Ford's Theatre Society host their annual Abraham Lincoln Symposium ... The Abraham Lincoln Institute & Ford's Theatre Society host their annual Abraham Lincoln Symposium to highlight the 16th president's life & legacy. Featured speakers are David Blight, Michael Burlingame, Richard Carwardine, Nina Silber & James Tackach. 4:44 PM EDTApprox. 14 min.Mother Mosque of AmericaBuilt in 1934, the Mother Mosque of America is the oldest, purpose built mosque in the United ... Built in 1934, the Mother Mosque of America is the oldest, purpose built mosque in the United States. Imam Taha Tawil shared the history of the mosque and explained how the Muslim immigrants were received by the local community. 4:58 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 1 min.History Bookshelf Luis Fleischman, "Latin America in the Post-Chávez Era"Luis Fleischman talked about his book, "Latin America in the Post-Chávez Era: The Security Threat ... Luis Fleischman talked about his book, "Latin America in the Post-Chávez Era: The Security Threat to the United States," in which he argues that former Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez laid the groundwork for the emergence of a socialist, authoritarian takeover of South and Central America that will eventually become a serious problem for the United States. This event was hosted by The Fund for American Studies in Washington, DC.
5:59 PM EDTApprox. 59 min.The Civil War Clara Barton Missing Soldiers OfficeJake Wynn is the director of interpretation at the Clara Barton Missing Soldiers Office Museum in ... Jake Wynn is the director of interpretation at the Clara Barton Missing Soldiers Office Museum in Washington, DC. He talked about the life of Clara Barton, whose work as a field nurse during the Civil War earned her the nickname "Angel of the Battlefield." Mr. Wynn also discussed Barton's inspiration for creating the Missing Soldiers Office as a way to help families locate their loved ones who had gone missing in service during the war. This talk was part of a day-long seminar co-hosted by Longwood University in Farmville, Virginia, and Appomattox Court House National Historical Park. 6:58 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 2 min.History of Congressional Reform & Rule ChangesThe National History Center hosted a briefing on the history of congressional reform and rule ... The National History Center hosted a briefing on the history of congressional reform and rule changes since 1789. A panel of three historians presented perspectives on how these modifications have changed the way congress works over time, and they explore some of the unintended consequences of reform. 8:00 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 15 min.Lectures in History 1970s Culture & EconomicsUniversity of Massachusetts Boston professor Vincent Cannato taught a class about the culture and ... University of Massachusetts Boston professor Vincent Cannato taught a class about the culture and economics of the 1970s. He talked about the 1973 oil crisis, demographic changes in different regions, and the rise of new types of music such as disco.
9:15 PM EDTApprox. 15 min.Tour of Cedar Rapids, IowaTour the city of Cedar Rapids, Iowa with historian Mark Stoffer-Hunter, as he took our cameras ... Tour the city of Cedar Rapids, Iowa with historian Mark Stoffer-Hunter, as he took our cameras through the city to highlight some of its historic sites. 9:30 PM EDTApprox. 18 min.1969 Stonewall RiotsThe New School history professor Claire Potter talked about the 1969 Stonewall Riots and rise of ... The New School history professor Claire Potter talked about the 1969 Stonewall Riots and rise of the gay rights movement. She described the uprising and reflected on the legacy of the Stonewall Inn, now a national monument in New York City. We recorded the interview in Chicago at the annual American Historical Association meeting. 9:48 PM EDTApprox. 12 min.The Origins of the Qur'anThe Qur'an is a sacred book used in the practice of Islam. Imam Taha Tawil explained the orgins of ... The Qur'an is a sacred book used in the practice of Islam. Imam Taha Tawil explained the orgins of this religious text and addressed misconceptions about its teachings.
10:00 PM EDTApprox. 45 min.Reel America "Uncle Sam Watching the Mexican Border" - 1916Historian Julie Prieto provides commentary for a silent 1916 U.S. Army film documenting the ... Historian Julie Prieto provides commentary for a silent 1916 U.S. Army film documenting the Mexican expedition of 1916-1917 to police the border with Mexico. 10:45 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 15 min.Influence of the 1920s KKK on Politics & CultureHistorian Linda Gordon talked about her book, "The Second Coming of the KKK: The Ku Klux Klan of ... Historian Linda Gordon talked about her book, "The Second Coming of the KKK: The Ku Klux Klan of the 1920s and the American Political Tradition." She described a resurgence of the white supremacist group in the 1920s, and its influence on politics, government, religion and American culture. The University of Denver hosted this event.
Sunday, March 17
12:00 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 15 min.Lectures in History 1970s Culture & EconomicsUniversity of Massachusetts Boston professor Vincent Cannato taught a class about the culture and ... University of Massachusetts Boston professor Vincent Cannato taught a class about the culture and economics of the 1970s. He talked about the 1973 oil crisis, demographic changes in different regions, and the rise of new types of music such as disco. 1:15 AM EDTApprox. 15 min.Grant Wood StudioIn 1930, inside a small studio in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, artist Grant Wood painted his most famous ... In 1930, inside a small studio in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, artist Grant Wood painted his most famous work, "American Gothic". Katherine Kunau with the Cedar Rapids Museum of Art, gave a tour of the studio and explained how this iconic painting came to be and its impact on people's perception of the Midwest. 1:30 AM EDTApprox. 20 min.1969 Stonewall RiotsThe New School history professor Claire Potter talked about the 1969 Stonewall Riots and rise of ... The New School history professor Claire Potter talked about the 1969 Stonewall Riots and rise of the gay rights movement. She described the uprising and reflected on the legacy of the Stonewall Inn, now a national monument in New York City. We recorded the interview in Chicago at the annual American Historical Association meeting.
1:50 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 5 min.History Bookshelf Luis Fleischman, "Latin America in the Post-Chávez Era"Luis Fleischman talked about his book, "Latin America in the Post-Chávez Era: The Security Threat ... Luis Fleischman talked about his book, "Latin America in the Post-Chávez Era: The Security Threat to the United States," in which he argues that former Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez laid the groundwork for the emergence of a socialist, authoritarian takeover of South and Central America that will eventually become a serious problem for the United States. This event was hosted by The Fund for American Studies in Washington, DC. 2:55 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 5 min.History of U.S. National Security WhistleblowingThe University of Missouri's Kinder Institute on Constitutional Democracy hosted a conversation on ... The University of Missouri's Kinder Institute on Constitutional Democracy hosted a conversation on the history of national security whistleblowing in the United States. East Anglia University American studies lecturer Kaeten Mistry argued that the act of revealing national security secrets began around the time of the 1917 Espionage Act, increased dramatically during the Vietnam War, and is a natural byproduct of long-term military engagements and increased state secrets. The Kinder Institute's chair Jay Sexton participated in the discussion. 4:00 AM EDTApprox. 20 min.National Czech & Slovak Museum & LibraryEstablished in 1974, the National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library tells the history of these two ... Established in 1974, the National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library tells the history of these two nations through artifacts, books, and archives. Curator Stefanie Kohn gave a tour of museum's exhibits and explained what brought the Czechs and Slovaks to the United States and, in particular, eastern Iowa.
4:20 AM EDTApprox. 58 min.The Civil War Clara Barton Missing Soldiers OfficeJake Wynn is the director of interpretation at the Clara Barton Missing Soldiers Office Museum in ... Jake Wynn is the director of interpretation at the Clara Barton Missing Soldiers Office Museum in Washington, DC. He talked about the life of Clara Barton, whose work as a field nurse during the Civil War earned her the nickname "Angel of the Battlefield." Mr. Wynn also discussed Barton's inspiration for creating the Missing Soldiers Office as a way to help families locate their loved ones who had gone missing in service during the war. This talk was part of a day-long seminar co-hosted by Longwood University in Farmville, Virginia, and Appomattox Court House National Historical Park. 5:18 AM EDTApprox. 12 min.Mother Mosque of AmericaBuilt in 1934, the Mother Mosque of America is the oldest, purpose built mosque in the United ... Built in 1934, the Mother Mosque of America is the oldest, purpose built mosque in the United States. Imam Taha Tawil shared the history of the mosque and explained how the Muslim immigrants were received by the local community. 5:30 AM EDTApprox. 45 min.Reel America "Uncle Sam Watching the Mexican Border" - 1916Historian Julie Prieto provides commentary for a silent 1916 U.S. Army film documenting the ... Historian Julie Prieto provides commentary for a silent 1916 U.S. Army film documenting the Mexican expedition of 1916-1917 to police the border with Mexico.
6:15 AM EDTApprox. 15 min.Grant Wood StudioIn 1930, inside a small studio in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, artist Grant Wood painted his most famous ... In 1930, inside a small studio in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, artist Grant Wood painted his most famous work, "American Gothic". Katherine Kunau with the Cedar Rapids Museum of Art, gave a tour of the studio and explained how this iconic painting came to be and its impact on people's perception of the Midwest. 6:30 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 15 min.Influence of the 1920s KKK on Politics & CultureHistorian Linda Gordon talked about her book, "The Second Coming of the KKK: The Ku Klux Klan of ... Historian Linda Gordon talked about her book, "The Second Coming of the KKK: The Ku Klux Klan of the 1920s and the American Political Tradition." She described a resurgence of the white supremacist group in the 1920s, and its influence on politics, government, religion and American culture. The University of Denver hosted this event. 7:45 AM EDTApprox. 15 min.Tour of Cedar Rapids, IowaTour the city of Cedar Rapids, Iowa with historian Mark Stoffer-Hunter, as he took our cameras ... Tour the city of Cedar Rapids, Iowa with historian Mark Stoffer-Hunter, as he took our cameras through the city to highlight some of its historic sites.
8:00 AM EDTApprox. 54 min.History Bookshelf Riki Ott, "Not One Drop"Riki Ott talked about her book "Not One Drop: Betrayal and Courage in the Wake of the Exxon Valdez ... Riki Ott talked about her book "Not One Drop: Betrayal and Courage in the Wake of the Exxon Valdez Oil Spill," which follows the story of the Exxon Valdez oil spill from the time of the spill on March 24, 1989, through the residents' pursuit of punitive damages from Exxon. The story is told from the perspective of the residents of Cordova, Alaska, the town most directly affected by the accident. Ms. Ott used slides, graphics, and music in her presentation, and following her remarks she responded to audience members' questions. Riki Ott is a marine biologist who holds a commercial fishing license and has written two books about the Exxon Valdez oil spill. She had been a resident of Cordova, Alaska, for more than 20 years. 8:54 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 5 min.Benedict ArnoldLaw professor and author Joyce Lee Malcolm discussed Benedict Arnold's triumphs as an American ... Law professor and author Joyce Lee Malcolm discussed Benedict Arnold's triumphs as an American army general in the Revolutionary War and questioned whether his legacy as a notorious American traitor is entirely accurate. Malcolm is the author of, "The Tragedy of Benedict Arnold: An American Life". This one hour talk was hosted by the University of Mary Washington as part of their Great Lives Lecture Series. 9:59 AM EDTApprox. 49 min.The Civil War USS Monitor's Wartime Service, Sinking & RecoveryJohn Quarstein is director emeritus of the USS Monitor Center and author of "The Monitor Boys: The ... John Quarstein is director emeritus of the USS Monitor Center and author of "The Monitor Boys: The Crew of the Union's First Ironclad." He discussed the Monitor's famous battle against the CSS Virginia - the first-ever clash of ironclads - at Hampton Roads, Virginia in March 1862. He also talked about the sinking of the Monitor in heavy seas off North Carolina later that year, and detailed recovery and conservation efforts of the ship since the 1970s. This talk was part of a day-long seminar co-hosted by Longwood University in Farmville, Virginia, and Appomattox Court House National Historical Park.
10:48 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 12 min.The Presidency Humor in the White HouseHistorian H.W. Brands talked about humor in the White House -- and the role it plays in ... Historian H.W. Brands talked about humor in the White House -- and the role it plays in presidential politics. From George Washington to Donald Trump, he considered how funny our chief executives have been -- or not -- and whether they have used humor to their advantage. The Hauenstein Center for Presidential Studies, the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Foundation, and the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Library and Museum co-hosted this event. 12:00 PM EDTApprox. 55 min.Lectures in History Early 1800s Abolition & Pro-Slavery MovementsUniversity of Alabama professor Joshua Rothman taught a class on abolition and pro-slavery ... University of Alabama professor Joshua Rothman taught a class on abolition and pro-slavery movements in the early 1800s. He highlighted the way that both sides used printing presses and mailing literature to spread their ideas. 12:55 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 5 min.History of U.S. National Security WhistleblowingThe University of Missouri's Kinder Institute on Constitutional Democracy hosted a conversation on ... The University of Missouri's Kinder Institute on Constitutional Democracy hosted a conversation on the history of national security whistleblowing in the United States. East Anglia University American studies lecturer Kaeten Mistry argued that the act of revealing national security secrets began around the time of the 1917 Espionage Act, increased dramatically during the Vietnam War, and is a natural byproduct of long-term military engagements and increased state secrets. The Kinder Institute's chair Jay Sexton participated in the discussion.
2:00 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 34 min.American History TV visits Cedar Rapids, IowaThe C-SPAN Cities Tour visited Cedar Rapids, Iowa to learn about its history from local experts ... The C-SPAN Cities Tour visited Cedar Rapids, Iowa to learn about its history from local experts and historians. 3:34 PM EDTApprox. 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. 3:50 PM EDTApprox. 10 min.Reel America January 1943 United NewsreelU.S. Office of War Information newsreel from January 1943 includes these stories: burning and ... U.S. Office of War Information newsreel from January 1943 includes these stories: burning and sunken Japanese ships near Guadalcanal; Navajo women make gifts for Red Cross packages; tests of a new large Constellation cargo plane; a new steel mill is opened; motorcycle dispatch carriers ride a training course; an amphibious landing in North Africa & German prisoners board ships en route to prison camps; Cordell Hull signs a treaty with China while Chinese troops are carried by U.S. transport planes; and in the U.S. Capitol President Roosevelt addresses Congress.
4:00 PM EDTApprox. 45 min.Reel America "Uncle Sam Watching the Mexican Border" - 1916Historian Julie Prieto provides commentary for a silent 1916 U.S. Army film documenting the ... Historian Julie Prieto provides commentary for a silent 1916 U.S. Army film documenting the Mexican expedition of 1916-1917 to police the border with Mexico. 4:45 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 15 min.Influence of the 1920s KKK on Politics & CultureHistorian Linda Gordon talked about her book, "The Second Coming of the KKK: The Ku Klux Klan of ... Historian Linda Gordon talked about her book, "The Second Coming of the KKK: The Ku Klux Klan of the 1920s and the American Political Tradition." She described a resurgence of the white supremacist group in the 1920s, and its influence on politics, government, religion and American culture. The University of Denver hosted this event. 6:00 PM EDTApprox. 36 min.American Artifacts Harry Truman's Presidential LibraryHarry Truman became President in April 1945 after the death of Franklin Roosevelt. Curator Clay ... Harry Truman became President in April 1945 after the death of Franklin Roosevelt. Curator Clay Bauske toured the Harry S. Truman Presidential Library and Museum and explained Truman's role in bringing the end to World War II as well as his decision to send American troops into Korea, which he said was the most difficult decision of his presidency.
6:36 PM EDTApprox. 8 min.The Origins of the Qur'anThe Qur'an is a sacred book used in the practice of Islam. Imam Taha Tawil explained the orgins of ... The Qur'an is a sacred book used in the practice of Islam. Imam Taha Tawil explained the orgins of this religious text and addressed misconceptions about its teachings. 6:44 PM EDTApprox. 15 min.Historians & Social MediaPrinceton University professor Kevin Kruse talked about the role of historians on social media and ... Princeton University professor Kevin Kruse talked about the role of historians on social media and what he feels is their duty to provide context to current issues. He also discussed how media consumption has changed since the 1970s. This interview was recorded in Chicago at the annual American Historical Association meeting. 6:59 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr.Lonnie Bunch on Public History & LeadershipLonnie Bunch, founding director of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and ... Lonnie Bunch, founding director of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, discusses leadership and public history with Jason Grumet of the Bipartisan Policy Center. Mr. Bunch talked about the challenges he has faced in his career and the importance of presenting African American history to the public. This event is part of the Bipartisan Policy Center's Bob and Elizabeth Dole Series on Leadership.
7:59 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 11 min.The Presidency History of ImpeachmentThe co-authors of "Impeachment: An American History" discussed the only three presidential ... The co-authors of "Impeachment: An American History" discussed the only three presidential impeachment proceedings ever conducted: Those involving Andrew Johnson, Richard Nixon and Bill Clinton. Participants were historians Jon Meacham and Timothy Naftali, New York Times Chief White House Correspondent Peter Baker, and Jeffrey Engel, director of the Center for Presidential History at Southern Methodist University in Dallas. 9:10 PM EDTApprox. 50 min.U.S. Dive-Bombers at GuadalcanalStephen Moore gave an illustrated talk on the importance of American dive bombers during the ... Stephen Moore gave an illustrated talk on the importance of American dive bombers during the Battle of Guadalcanal and their role in the fight against Japan between August 7, 1942 and February 9, 1943. Mr. Moore also detailed the personal stories of several pilots and their experiences fighting for the U.S against Japanese forces. Moore is the author of, "The Battle for Hell's Island: How a Small Band of Carrier Dive-Bombers Helped Save Guadalcanal". This talk was part of a day-long symposium on the Battle of Guadalcanal hosted by the National World War II Museum in New Orleans. 10:00 PM EDTApprox. 33 min.American Artifacts Harry Truman's Presidential LibraryHarry Truman became President in April 1945 after the death of Franklin Roosevelt. Curator Clay ... Harry Truman became President in April 1945 after the death of Franklin Roosevelt. Curator Clay Bauske toured the Harry S. Truman Presidential Library and Museum and explained Truman's role in bringing the end to World War II as well as his decision to send American troops into Korea, which he said was the most difficult decision of his presidency.
10:33 PM EDTApprox. 12 min.Tour of Cedar Rapids, IowaTour the city of Cedar Rapids, Iowa with historian Mark Stoffer-Hunter, as he took our cameras ... Tour the city of Cedar Rapids, Iowa with historian Mark Stoffer-Hunter, as he took our cameras through the city to highlight some of its historic sites. 10:45 PM EDTApprox. 15 min.Historians & Social MediaPrinceton University professor Kevin Kruse talked about the role of historians on social media and ... Princeton University professor Kevin Kruse talked about the role of historians on social media and what he feels is their duty to provide context to current issues. He also discussed how media consumption has changed since the 1970s. This interview was recorded in Chicago at the annual American Historical Association meeting. 11:00 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr.Lonnie Bunch on Public History & LeadershipLonnie Bunch, founding director of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and ... Lonnie Bunch, founding director of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, discusses leadership and public history with Jason Grumet of the Bipartisan Policy Center. Mr. Bunch talked about the challenges he has faced in his career and the importance of presenting African American history to the public. This event is part of the Bipartisan Policy Center's Bob and Elizabeth Dole Series on Leadership.
Monday, March 18
12:00 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 10 min.The Presidency History of ImpeachmentThe co-authors of "Impeachment: An American History" discussed the only three presidential ... The co-authors of "Impeachment: An American History" discussed the only three presidential impeachment proceedings ever conducted: Those involving Andrew Johnson, Richard Nixon and Bill Clinton. Participants were historians Jon Meacham and Timothy Naftali, New York Times Chief White House Correspondent Peter Baker, and Jeffrey Engel, director of the Center for Presidential History at Southern Methodist University in Dallas. 1:10 AM EDTApprox. 50 min.U.S. Dive-Bombers at GuadalcanalStephen Moore gave an illustrated talk on the importance of American dive bombers during the ... Stephen Moore gave an illustrated talk on the importance of American dive bombers during the Battle of Guadalcanal and their role in the fight against Japan between August 7, 1942 and February 9, 1943. Mr. Moore also detailed the personal stories of several pilots and their experiences fighting for the U.S against Japanese forces. Moore is the author of, "The Battle for Hell's Island: How a Small Band of Carrier Dive-Bombers Helped Save Guadalcanal". This talk was part of a day-long symposium on the Battle of Guadalcanal hosted by the National World War II Museum in New Orleans. 2:00 AM EDTApprox. 45 min.Reel America "Uncle Sam Watching the Mexican Border" - 1916Historian Julie Prieto provides commentary for a silent 1916 U.S. Army film documenting the ... Historian Julie Prieto provides commentary for a silent 1916 U.S. Army film documenting the Mexican expedition of 1916-1917 to police the border with Mexico.
2:45 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 15 min.Influence of the 1920s KKK on Politics & CultureHistorian Linda Gordon talked about her book, "The Second Coming of the KKK: The Ku Klux Klan of ... Historian Linda Gordon talked about her book, "The Second Coming of the KKK: The Ku Klux Klan of the 1920s and the American Political Tradition." She described a resurgence of the white supremacist group in the 1920s, and its influence on politics, government, religion and American culture. The University of Denver hosted this event. 4:00 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 34 min.American History TV visits Cedar Rapids, IowaThe C-SPAN Cities Tour visited Cedar Rapids, Iowa to learn about its history from local experts ... The C-SPAN Cities Tour visited Cedar Rapids, Iowa to learn about its history from local experts and historians. 5:34 AM EDTApprox. 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.
5:50 AM EDTApprox. 10 min.Reel America January 1943 United NewsreelU.S. Office of War Information newsreel from January 1943 includes these stories: burning and ... U.S. Office of War Information newsreel from January 1943 includes these stories: burning and sunken Japanese ships near Guadalcanal; Navajo women make gifts for Red Cross packages; tests of a new large Constellation cargo plane; a new steel mill is opened; motorcycle dispatch carriers ride a training course; an amphibious landing in North Africa & German prisoners board ships en route to prison camps; Cordell Hull signs a treaty with China while Chinese troops are carried by U.S. transport planes; and in the U.S. Capitol President Roosevelt addresses Congress. 6:00 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 10 min.The Presidency History of ImpeachmentThe co-authors of "Impeachment: An American History" discussed the only three presidential ... The co-authors of "Impeachment: An American History" discussed the only three presidential impeachment proceedings ever conducted: Those involving Andrew Johnson, Richard Nixon and Bill Clinton. Participants were historians Jon Meacham and Timothy Naftali, New York Times Chief White House Correspondent Peter Baker, and Jeffrey Engel, director of the Center for Presidential History at Southern Methodist University in Dallas. 7:10 AM EDTApprox. 50 min.U.S. Dive-Bombers at GuadalcanalStephen Moore gave an illustrated talk on the importance of American dive bombers during the ... Stephen Moore gave an illustrated talk on the importance of American dive bombers during the Battle of Guadalcanal and their role in the fight against Japan between August 7, 1942 and February 9, 1943. Mr. Moore also detailed the personal stories of several pilots and their experiences fighting for the U.S against Japanese forces. Moore is the author of, "The Battle for Hell's Island: How a Small Band of Carrier Dive-Bombers Helped Save Guadalcanal". This talk was part of a day-long symposium on the Battle of Guadalcanal hosted by the National World War II Museum in New Orleans.