American History TV Schedule

Week of May 16 through May 23

All times and durations are subject to change

Saturday, May 18
8:00 AM EDTApprox. 27 min.Reel America "You Don't Have to Buy War, Mrs. Smith" - 1970This film of an anti-Vietnam War speech by Bess Myerson Grant was produced by Another Mother for ... This film of an anti-Vietnam War speech by Bess Myerson Grant was produced by Another Mother for Peace and recorded at the May 9, 1970 World Mother's Day Assembly in San Francisco. Ms. Grant was the New York City consumer affairs commissioner at the time, and was the first Jewish Miss America in 1945. This film is presented courtesy of the Another Mother for Peace records, Swarthmore College Peace Collection. Another Mother for Peace was a non-profit organization founded in 1967 with the stated purpose: "to educate women to take an active role in eliminating war as a means of solving disputes between nations, people and ideologies." They advocated for the creation of a Department of Peace and mailed thousands of anti-war post cards to members of Congress. 8:27 AM EDTApprox. 22 min.Reel America President Nixon Address on Vietnam War - 1969In his first address to the nation on Vietnam, President Richard Nixon proposed the withdrawal of ... In his first address to the nation on Vietnam, President Richard Nixon proposed the withdrawal of U.S. forces from South Vietnam as long as the North Vietnamese removed their forces as well. He delivered his address on May 14, 1969, a few months after his inauguration. 8:49 AM EDTApprox. 6 min.Milwaukee Pop CultureWe visited the Bronze Fonz statue and Lakefront Brewery to learn about depictions of Milwaukee in ... We visited the Bronze Fonz statue and Lakefront Brewery to learn about depictions of Milwaukee in pop culture.
8:55 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 5 min.African American Journalist Alice Allison DunniganThis talk was on Alice Allison Dunnigan - the first African American female White House ... This talk was on Alice Allison Dunnigan - the first African American female White House correspondent, and Senate and House of Representatives press galleries member. Panelists, including Ms. Dunnigan's granddaughter, discussed her life and legacy as a trailblazing journalist. The Harry S. Truman Presidential Library & Museum and the Truman Library Institute co-hosted this event. 10:00 AM EDTApprox. 24 min.American Artifacts Stonewall & the LGBTQ Rights MovementAmerican History TV visited the Newseum in Washington, D.C. to tour their "Rise Up" exhibit ... American History TV visited the Newseum in Washington, D.C. to tour their "Rise Up" exhibit looking back at the Stonewall riots, six days of protests considered to be the catalyst for the modern LGBTQ rights movement. Our guide was the exhibit's curator, Patty Rhule. The riots began on June 28, 1969, after police raided the Stonewall Inn, a gay bar in New York City's Greenwich Village. 10:24 AM EDTApprox. 11 min.Streets of Old MilwaukeeAlbert Muchka, Curator of American History Collections at the Milwaukee Public Museum, toured the ... Albert Muchka, Curator of American History Collections at the Milwaukee Public Museum, toured the "Streets of Old Milwaukee" exhibit to explore the impact this immigration had on the growth of Milwaukee.
10:35 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 30 min.District of Columbia Emancipation Act of 1862Historians discussed the District of Columbia Compensated Emancipation Act of April 16, 1862. The ... Historians discussed the District of Columbia Compensated Emancipation Act of April 16, 1862. The act freed about 3100 slaves in the Nation's Capital and compensated owners up to $300 for each former slave. The panel also talked about the influence the Act had on the Emancipation Proclamation, which was issued eight months later on January 1st, 1863. The National Archives hosted this ninety-minute event on April 16th, which marks the annual Emancipation Day holiday in the District of Columbia. 12:05 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 25 min.The Presidency White House Watergate TapesGeoff Shepard was the principal deputy to President Nixon's lead defense lawyer. He taught a ... Geoff Shepard was the principal deputy to President Nixon's lead defense lawyer. He taught a Temple University class called "Watergate Revisited: An Insider's View." In his White House role, he helped transcribe the White House Watergate tapes. In this lecture, he gave his views of those tapes and what they did and did not reveal. 1:30 PM EDTApprox. 14 min.Wisconsin African American Historical SocietyAfrican Americans make up about 40% of the population of Milwaukee. Clayborn Benson, Executive ... African Americans make up about 40% of the population of Milwaukee. Clayborn Benson, Executive Director of the Wisconsin Black Historical Society, discussed the history of voting rights and fair housing discrimination that have impacted the African American community in the city since the 1830s.
1:44 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 16 min.Manpower & Morale After the 1968 Tet OffensiveHistorians looked at military manpower and morale trends after the 1968 Tet Offensive. Topics ... Historians looked at military manpower and morale trends after the 1968 Tet Offensive. Topics included draft and enlistment rates of college graduates, the perspective of Army Chaplains, and Project 100,000 - Defense Secretary Robert McNamara's plan to recruit soldiers who previously did not meet some mental and physical standards. This discussion is part of an all-day conference titled "Manpower and Morale After Tet" hosted by the Center for Military, War, and Society Studies at the University of Kansas. 3:00 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr.Building an All-Volunteer Force After VietnamPresident Nixon ordered the end of the U.S. draft in 1971, but it did not officially end until ... President Nixon ordered the end of the U.S. draft in 1971, but it did not officially end until 1973. In this program, military historians discussed the transition into an all-volunteer force, and they questioned the president's reason for ending the draft and whether an all-volunteer military is better for wartime morale. This was part of an all-day conference hosted by the Center for Military, War, and Society Studies at the University of Kansas. 4:00 PM EDTApprox. 49 min.History Bookshelf Brad Meltzer, "Heroes for My Daughter"Brad Meltzer presents a collection of women (and some men) throughout history that he believes his ... Brad Meltzer presents a collection of women (and some men) throughout history that he believes his daughter, Lila, can look up to and derive strength from. The author profiles a range of historical figures, from astronaut Sally Ride to Civil Rights leader Rosa Parks and aviator Amelia Earhart. At this presentation Mr. Meltzer was introduced by his son, and his daughter read the entry about her mother. He told a story behind the photograph of actor Christopher Reeve that is included in the book and told how he developed an inspirational clothing line. Mr. Meltz responded to questions from members of the audience at Books and Books in Coral Gables, Florida.
4:49 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 10 min.George Marshall & Dwight EisenhowerHistorian David Mills discussed the World War II military partnership between the U.S. Army's ... Historian David Mills discussed the World War II military partnership between the U.S. Army's chief of staff George Marshall and General Dwight D. Eisenhower and examined their tactical decisions to win the war. Mr. Mills is a military history professor with the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College. The Kansas City Public Library hosted this event. 5:59 PM EDTApprox. 36 min.The Civil War The Civil War and Western Theater TacticsUniversity of Cincinnati professor Christopher Phillips talked about the way tactics and ... University of Cincinnati professor Christopher Phillips talked about the way tactics and ideologies from the Western theater, such as guerrilla fighting, influenced other theaters of the Civil War. This talk was part of a day-long conference hosted by the University of Virginia Center for Civil War History. 6:35 PM EDTApprox. 45 min.The Civil War Causes of the Civil WarPaul Quigley examined the various reasons for the outbreak of the Civil War and showed artifacts ... Paul Quigley examined the various reasons for the outbreak of the Civil War and showed artifacts from the period that represent some of the causes. Mr. Quigley is the editor of the book, "The Civil War and the Transformation of American Citizenship". This talk was part of the American Civil War Museum's annual symposium at the Library of Virginia and co-hosted by the University of Virginia Center for Civil War History.
7:20 PM EDTApprox. 19 min.Socialist Party & Victor BergerThe Socialist Party in America started in Milwaukee in 1897. Kevin Abing, Archivist at the ... The Socialist Party in America started in Milwaukee in 1897. Kevin Abing, Archivist at the Milwaukee County Historical Society, discussed why the movement took hold in the city and how Victor Berger became the first member of the Socialist party elected to Congress. 7:39 PM EDTApprox. 6 min.Alexandria, Virginia's Freedmen's CemeteryGenealogist Char McCargo Bah talked about the Alexandria, Virginia cemetery opened in 1864 for ... Genealogist Char McCargo Bah talked about the Alexandria, Virginia cemetery opened in 1864 for African American freedmen and slaves who escaped to Union Army lines during the Civil War. The cemetery fell into disrepair and was removed from maps, but was rediscovered in 1996. As a result of public awareness and archaeological investigations, a rededication ceremony was held in 2007 and a memorial park opened on the site in 2014. Ms. McCargo Bah is the author of "Alexandria's Freedmen's Cemetery: A Legacy of Freedom." We recorded the interview at an author event hosted by the Association for the Study of African American Life and History. 7:45 PM EDTApprox. 14 min.Promontory SummitDavid Kilton visited Promontory Summit, the site where the golden spike was struck completing ... David Kilton visited Promontory Summit, the site where the golden spike was struck completing construction on the Transcontinental Railroad. Construction of the Central Pacific Railroad and Union Pacific Railroad met at Promontory Summit, about an hour outside of Ogden, Utah on May 10, 1869. The railroad network made traveling across the country easier and greatly improved the process of transporting freight. In the 20th century, Ogden's logo read, "You can't get anywhere without coming to Ogden."
7:59 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 10 min.Lectures in History California Before the Mexican-American WarWhen Mexico gained its independence from Spain in 1821, the new country's northernmost holding was ... When Mexico gained its independence from Spain in 1821, the new country's northernmost holding was the sparsely populated territory of California. Rick Kennedy of Point Loma Nazarene University taught a class about Mexico's governance and plans for California in the decades leading-up to the 1848 Mexican-American War, in which Mexico lost California to the United States. 9:09 PM EDTApprox. 51 min.U.S. Soldier Morale 1971-1973A panel of historians examined the morale of U.S. soldiers in the final two years of the Vietnam ... A panel of historians examined the morale of U.S. soldiers in the final two years of the Vietnam War. This discussion was part of an all-day conference titled "Manpower and Morale After Tet" hosted by the Center for Military, War, and Society Studies at the University of Kansas. 10:00 PM EDTApprox. 26 min.Reel America "Apollo 10, To Sort Out The Unknowns" - 1969This NASA film documents the May 18 to May 26, 1969 Apollo mission with astronauts Thomas ... This NASA film documents the May 18 to May 26, 1969 Apollo mission with astronauts Thomas Stafford, Eugene Cernan and John Young. A rehearsal for the July, 1969 moon landing, the mission tested the undocking and docking of the lunar module, and its descent within nine miles of the moon's surface.
10:26 PM EDTApprox. 13 min.Reel America "The Preparation of Food - From Stone Age to Space Age" - 1969This promotional film for microwave ovens shows the development of cooking technology culminating ... This promotional film for microwave ovens shows the development of cooking technology culminating in the use of microwave ovens at NASA's Manned Spacecraft Center in Houston. The ovens first became available to the public in 1967. 10:39 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 21 min.Coping With Low Morale During the Vietnam WarA former U.S. Army psychiatrist and a retired U.S. Marine Lt. Colonel who both served in Vietnam ... A former U.S. Army psychiatrist and a retired U.S. Marine Lt. Colonel who both served in Vietnam joined two historians to discuss the problem of low morale in the final years of American participation in the Vietnam War. This discussion was part of an all-day conference titled "Manpower and Morale After Tet" hosted by the Center for Military, War, and Society Studies at the University of Kansas.
Sunday, May 19
12:00 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 10 min.Lectures in History California Before the Mexican-American WarWhen Mexico gained its independence from Spain in 1821, the new country's northernmost holding was ... When Mexico gained its independence from Spain in 1821, the new country's northernmost holding was the sparsely populated territory of California. Rick Kennedy of Point Loma Nazarene University taught a class about Mexico's governance and plans for California in the decades leading-up to the 1848 Mexican-American War, in which Mexico lost California to the United States. 1:10 AM EDTApprox. 50 min.U.S. Soldier Morale 1971-1973A panel of historians examined the morale of U.S. soldiers in the final two years of the Vietnam ... A panel of historians examined the morale of U.S. soldiers in the final two years of the Vietnam War. This discussion was part of an all-day conference titled "Manpower and Morale After Tet" hosted by the Center for Military, War, and Society Studies at the University of Kansas. 2:00 AM EDTApprox. 50 min.History Bookshelf Brad Meltzer, "Heroes for My Daughter"Brad Meltzer presents a collection of women (and some men) throughout history that he believes his ... Brad Meltzer presents a collection of women (and some men) throughout history that he believes his daughter, Lila, can look up to and derive strength from. The author profiles a range of historical figures, from astronaut Sally Ride to Civil Rights leader Rosa Parks and aviator Amelia Earhart. At this presentation Mr. Meltzer was introduced by his son, and his daughter read the entry about her mother. He told a story behind the photograph of actor Christopher Reeve that is included in the book and told how he developed an inspirational clothing line. Mr. Meltz responded to questions from members of the audience at Books and Books in Coral Gables, Florida.
2:50 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 10 min.George Marshall & Dwight EisenhowerHistorian David Mills discussed the World War II military partnership between the U.S. Army's ... Historian David Mills discussed the World War II military partnership between the U.S. Army's chief of staff George Marshall and General Dwight D. Eisenhower and examined their tactical decisions to win the war. Mr. Mills is a military history professor with the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College. The Kansas City Public Library hosted this event. 4:00 AM EDTApprox. 35 min.The Civil War The Civil War and Western Theater TacticsUniversity of Cincinnati professor Christopher Phillips talked about the way tactics and ... University of Cincinnati professor Christopher Phillips talked about the way tactics and ideologies from the Western theater, such as guerrilla fighting, influenced other theaters of the Civil War. This talk was part of a day-long conference hosted by the University of Virginia Center for Civil War History. 4:35 AM EDTApprox. 45 min.The Civil War Causes of the Civil WarPaul Quigley examined the various reasons for the outbreak of the Civil War and showed artifacts ... Paul Quigley examined the various reasons for the outbreak of the Civil War and showed artifacts from the period that represent some of the causes. Mr. Quigley is the editor of the book, "The Civil War and the Transformation of American Citizenship". This talk was part of the American Civil War Museum's annual symposium at the Library of Virginia and co-hosted by the University of Virginia Center for Civil War History.
5:20 AM EDTApprox. 20 min.Miller Beer & Brewing in MilwaukeeThe Miller Brewing Company has been a Milwaukee staple since its founding in 1855. Learn about ... The Miller Brewing Company has been a Milwaukee staple since its founding in 1855. Learn about Miller's journey from a small local brew house to becoming the second largest beer producer in the country from historian John Gurda, author of "Miller Time." 5:40 AM EDTApprox. 5 min.Alexandria, Virginia's Freedmen's CemeteryGenealogist Char McCargo Bah talked about the Alexandria, Virginia cemetery opened in 1864 for ... Genealogist Char McCargo Bah talked about the Alexandria, Virginia cemetery opened in 1864 for African American freedmen and slaves who escaped to Union Army lines during the Civil War. The cemetery fell into disrepair and was removed from maps, but was rediscovered in 1996. As a result of public awareness and archaeological investigations, a rededication ceremony was held in 2007 and a memorial park opened on the site in 2014. Ms. McCargo Bah is the author of "Alexandria's Freedmen's Cemetery: A Legacy of Freedom." We recorded the interview at an author event hosted by the Association for the Study of African American Life and History. 5:45 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 15 min.Manpower & Morale After the 1968 Tet OffensiveHistorians looked at military manpower and morale trends after the 1968 Tet Offensive. Topics ... Historians looked at military manpower and morale trends after the 1968 Tet Offensive. Topics included draft and enlistment rates of college graduates, the perspective of Army Chaplains, and Project 100,000 - Defense Secretary Robert McNamara's plan to recruit soldiers who previously did not meet some mental and physical standards. This discussion is part of an all-day conference titled "Manpower and Morale After Tet" hosted by the Center for Military, War, and Society Studies at the University of Kansas.
7:00 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr.Building an All-Volunteer Force After VietnamPresident Nixon ordered the end of the U.S. draft in 1971, but it did not officially end until ... President Nixon ordered the end of the U.S. draft in 1971, but it did not officially end until 1973. In this program, military historians discussed the transition into an all-volunteer force, and they questioned the president's reason for ending the draft and whether an all-volunteer military is better for wartime morale. This was part of an all-day conference hosted by the Center for Military, War, and Society Studies at the University of Kansas. 8:00 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 14 min.History Bookshelf Charles Mann, "1493 - Uncovering the New World Columbus Created"Charles Mann, author of 1491, about the Americas before the arrival of Christopher Columbus, ... Charles Mann, author of 1491, about the Americas before the arrival of Christopher Columbus, revisits the Americas afterward. The author reports on the European voyages that followed and the transportation of flora and fauna that reached portions of the globe they had never reached before, deemed the "Columbian Exchange." Mr. Mann recounted the economic and ecological impact of the exchange. He discussed his book with author Richard Rodriguez at the Los Angeles Central Library Mark Taper Auditorium. This program was a presentation of "ALOUD at Central Library" by the Los Angeles Library Foundation in association with the Los Angeles Public Library. 9:14 AM EDTApprox. 15 min.Pabst MansionThe Pabst Brewing Company, which started in Milwaukee, became the most successful beer brewer in ... The Pabst Brewing Company, which started in Milwaukee, became the most successful beer brewer in the world in 1890. Jody Rich-Bartz, Pabst Mansion Curator, talked about the origins of the company and tours the mansion, where Frederick Pabst and his wife Maria lived until their deaths.
9:29 AM EDTApprox. 11 min.Former Slaves of Cherokee IndiansDarnella Davis talked about former African slaves of the Cherokee Nation known as Cherokee ... Darnella Davis talked about former African slaves of the Cherokee Nation known as Cherokee Freedmen. She explained how the Indians were forced to absorb the freedmen after the Civil War, were forcibly removed from the South to Indian Territory in the West, and the legal actions concerning citizenship rights for the descendants of the enslaved people. Ms. Davis is the author of "Untangling a Red, White, and Black Heritage: A Personal History of the Allotment Era." We recorded the interview at an authors event hosted by the Association for the Study of African American Life and History. 9:40 AM EDTApprox. 14 min.Promontory SummitDavid Kilton visited Promontory Summit, the site where the golden spike was struck completing ... David Kilton visited Promontory Summit, the site where the golden spike was struck completing construction on the Transcontinental Railroad. Construction of the Central Pacific Railroad and Union Pacific Railroad met at Promontory Summit, about an hour outside of Ogden, Utah on May 10, 1869. The railroad network made traveling across the country easier and greatly improved the process of transporting freight. In the 20th century, Ogden's logo read, "You can't get anywhere without coming to Ogden." 9:54 AM EDTApprox. 6 min.History of PolkaFounder of the Milwaukee Polka Riot Festival Evan Maruszewski discussed the history of Milwaukee's ... Founder of the Milwaukee Polka Riot Festival Evan Maruszewski discussed the history of Milwaukee's polka scene and its modern-day evolution.
10:00 AM EDTApprox. 35 min.The Civil War General William RosecransWilliam Kurtz of the University of Virginia talks about General William Rosecrans' career, ... William Kurtz of the University of Virginia talks about General William Rosecrans' career, reputation and his clashes with superiors such as General Ulysses S. Grant and Secretary of War Edwin Stanton. This talk was part of a day-long conference hosted by the school's Center for Civil War History. 10:35 AM EDTApprox. 49 min.The Civil War Military History and the Civil WarVirginia Commonwealth University professor Kathryn Shively discussed the role of military history ... Virginia Commonwealth University professor Kathryn Shively discussed the role of military history in the modern study of the Civil War. She also talked about how analyzing different aspects of military history can help us understand the social changes that occurred during the Civil War period. This talk was part of the American Civil War Museum's annual symposium at the Library of Virginia and co-hosted by the University of Virginia Center for Civil War History. 11:24 AM EDTApprox. 31 min.American Artifacts "Fashioning the New Woman, 1890-1925"Curator Alden O'Brien gave a group a tour of the Daughters of the American Revolution Museum ... Curator Alden O'Brien gave a group a tour of the Daughters of the American Revolution Museum exhibit, "Fashioning the New Woman: 1890 to 1925," which detailed how women's clothing changed as women's roles in society changed during the progressive era. She also showed examples, beginning with elaborate 1890s bustle dresses and ending with flapper dresses and World War I Red Cross uniforms.
11:55 AM EDTApprox. 5 min.History of the Cheesehead HatWe visited Foamation, Inc., home of Wisconsin's iconic cheesehead hat, to learn about the hat's ... We visited Foamation, Inc., home of Wisconsin's iconic cheesehead hat, to learn about the hat's invention and manufacturing. 12:00 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 10 min.Lectures in History World War II Amphibious VehiclesWeber State University professor Branden Little taught a class about military vehicle innovations ... Weber State University professor Branden Little taught a class about military vehicle innovations and the role of American factories during World War II. He focused on types of amphibious vehicles used in the Pacific and describes the process of testing, production and battle application. 1:10 PM EDTApprox. 50 min.Lessons Learned at GuadalcanalTrent Hone, author of, "Learning War: The Evolution of Fighting Doctrine in the U.S. Navy, ... Trent Hone, author of, "Learning War: The Evolution of Fighting Doctrine in the U.S. Navy, 1898-1945", analyzed how U.S Naval strategies developed during the the Battle of Guadalcanal. Mr. Hone argued that these developments eventually led to victory in the Pacific War. 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 PM EDTApprox. 2 hr.Harley Davidson in MilwaukeeMotorcycle maker Harley-Davidson began in Milwaukee in 1903 and is still head quartered there ... Motorcycle maker Harley-Davidson began in Milwaukee in 1903 and is still head quartered there today. Jim Fricke, Curatorial Director at the Harley-Davidson Museum, discussed how the company has grew and changed through the 20th century. 4:00 PM EDTApprox. 26 min.Reel America "Apollo 10, To Sort Out The Unknowns" - 1969This NASA film documents the May 18 to May 26, 1969 Apollo mission with astronauts Thomas ... This NASA film documents the May 18 to May 26, 1969 Apollo mission with astronauts Thomas Stafford, Eugene Cernan and John Young. A rehearsal for the July, 1969 moon landing, the mission tested the undocking and docking of the lunar module, and its descent within nine miles of the moon's surface. 4:26 PM EDTApprox. 14 min.Reel America "The Preparation of Food - From Stone Age to Space Age" - 1969This promotional film for microwave ovens shows the development of cooking technology culminating ... This promotional film for microwave ovens shows the development of cooking technology culminating in the use of microwave ovens at NASA's Manned Spacecraft Center in Houston. The ovens first became available to the public in 1967.
4:40 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 20 min.Coping With Low Morale During the Vietnam WarA former U.S. Army psychiatrist and a retired U.S. Marine Lt. Colonel who both served in Vietnam ... A former U.S. Army psychiatrist and a retired U.S. Marine Lt. Colonel who both served in Vietnam joined two historians to discuss the problem of low morale in the final years of American participation in the Vietnam War. This discussion was part of an all-day conference titled "Manpower and Morale After Tet" hosted by the Center for Military, War, and Society Studies at the University of Kansas. 6:00 PM EDTApprox. 42 min.American Artifacts Omar Ibn Said CollectionLibrary of Congress curator Mary-Jane Deeb showed us the 1831 autobiography, written in Arabic, of ... Library of Congress curator Mary-Jane Deeb showed us the 1831 autobiography, written in Arabic, of Omar Ibn Said. He was a Muslim scholar from West Africa who was captured, sold into slavery, and shipped to South Carolina. He wrote the only known American slave narrative in Arabic. The collection of about 40 documents was acquired by the Library of Congress in 2017, and includes letters about Said and other texts from West Africa. 6:42 PM EDTApprox. 7 min.History of PolkaFounder of the Milwaukee Polka Riot Festival Evan Maruszewski discussed the history of Milwaukee's ... Founder of the Milwaukee Polka Riot Festival Evan Maruszewski discussed the history of Milwaukee's polka scene and its modern-day evolution.
6:49 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 10 min.U.S. Army Policy Changes After VietnamThe Assistant Army Secretary of Manpower & Reserve Affairs talked about the policy changes and the ... The Assistant Army Secretary of Manpower & Reserve Affairs talked about the policy changes and the lessons learned since the Vietnam War. He argued that the U.S. Army should remain an all-volunteer force for future wars. This discussion was part of an all-day conference hosted by the Center for Military, War, and Society Studies at the University of Kansas. 7:59 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 26 min.The Presidency Watergate Judicial & Prosecutorial ConductGeoff Shepard was principal deputy to President Nixon's lead defense lawyer. He made the case for ... Geoff Shepard was principal deputy to President Nixon's lead defense lawyer. He made the case for what he says was judicial and prosecutorial abuse in the Watergate scandal that ended Mr. Nixon's presidency. This lecture was from a Temple University course Mr. Shepard taught called "Watergate Revisited: An Insider's View." In his White House role, Mr. Shepard helped transcribe the Watergate tapes. 9:25 PM EDTApprox. 10 min.Streets of Old MilwaukeeAlbert Muchka, Curator of American History Collections at the Milwaukee Public Museum, toured the ... Albert Muchka, Curator of American History Collections at the Milwaukee Public Museum, toured the "Streets of Old Milwaukee" exhibit to explore the impact this immigration had on the growth of Milwaukee.
9:35 PM EDTApprox. 17 min.Pregnancy in the 19th CenturyShannon Withycombe, professor at the University of New Mexico, talked about pregnancy in the 19th ... Shannon Withycombe, professor at the University of New Mexico, talked about pregnancy in the 19th century. She described the experience of childbirth, which often occurred at home, and the varied perceptions of miscarriages. This 15-minute interview was recorded at the annual American Historical Association meeting. 9:52 PM EDTApprox. 8 min.North Point LighthouseMilwaukee became the largest port on the Great Lakes in the 19th century and it remains so today. ... Milwaukee became the largest port on the Great Lakes in the 19th century and it remains so today. Mark Kuehn, Curator of the North Point Lighthouse Museum, explained how the city's location made it a destination for immigrants and a source for much of the country's manufacturing. 10:00 PM EDTApprox. 42 min.American Artifacts Omar Ibn Said CollectionLibrary of Congress curator Mary-Jane Deeb showed us the 1831 autobiography, written in Arabic, of ... Library of Congress curator Mary-Jane Deeb showed us the 1831 autobiography, written in Arabic, of Omar Ibn Said. He was a Muslim scholar from West Africa who was captured, sold into slavery, and shipped to South Carolina. He wrote the only known American slave narrative in Arabic. The collection of about 40 documents was acquired by the Library of Congress in 2017, and includes letters about Said and other texts from West Africa.
10:42 PM EDTApprox. 8 min.History of PolkaFounder of the Milwaukee Polka Riot Festival Evan Maruszewski discussed the history of Milwaukee's ... Founder of the Milwaukee Polka Riot Festival Evan Maruszewski discussed the history of Milwaukee's polka scene and its modern-day evolution. 10:50 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 10 min.U.S. Army Policy Changes After VietnamThe Assistant Army Secretary of Manpower & Reserve Affairs talked about the policy changes and the ... The Assistant Army Secretary of Manpower & Reserve Affairs talked about the policy changes and the lessons learned since the Vietnam War. He argued that the U.S. Army should remain an all-volunteer force for future wars. This discussion was part of an all-day conference hosted by the Center for Military, War, and Society Studies at the University of Kansas.
Monday, May 20
12:00 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 25 min.The Presidency Watergate Judicial & Prosecutorial ConductGeoff Shepard was principal deputy to President Nixon's lead defense lawyer. He made the case for ... Geoff Shepard was principal deputy to President Nixon's lead defense lawyer. He made the case for what he says was judicial and prosecutorial abuse in the Watergate scandal that ended Mr. Nixon's presidency. This lecture was from a Temple University course Mr. Shepard taught called "Watergate Revisited: An Insider's View." In his White House role, Mr. Shepard helped transcribe the Watergate tapes. 1:25 AM EDTApprox. 10 min.Streets of Old MilwaukeeAlbert Muchka, Curator of American History Collections at the Milwaukee Public Museum, toured the ... Albert Muchka, Curator of American History Collections at the Milwaukee Public Museum, toured the "Streets of Old Milwaukee" exhibit to explore the impact this immigration had on the growth of Milwaukee. 1:35 AM EDTApprox. 17 min.Pregnancy in the 19th CenturyShannon Withycombe, professor at the University of New Mexico, talked about pregnancy in the 19th ... Shannon Withycombe, professor at the University of New Mexico, talked about pregnancy in the 19th century. She described the experience of childbirth, which often occurred at home, and the varied perceptions of miscarriages. This 15-minute interview was recorded at the annual American Historical Association meeting.
1:52 AM EDTApprox. 8 min.North Point LighthouseMilwaukee became the largest port on the Great Lakes in the 19th century and it remains so today. ... Milwaukee became the largest port on the Great Lakes in the 19th century and it remains so today. Mark Kuehn, Curator of the North Point Lighthouse Museum, explained how the city's location made it a destination for immigrants and a source for much of the country's manufacturing. 2:00 AM EDTApprox. 26 min.Reel America "Apollo 10, To Sort Out The Unknowns" - 1969This NASA film documents the May 18 to May 26, 1969 Apollo mission with astronauts Thomas ... This NASA film documents the May 18 to May 26, 1969 Apollo mission with astronauts Thomas Stafford, Eugene Cernan and John Young. A rehearsal for the July, 1969 moon landing, the mission tested the undocking and docking of the lunar module, and its descent within nine miles of the moon's surface. 2:26 AM EDTApprox. 14 min.Reel America "The Preparation of Food - From Stone Age to Space Age" - 1969This promotional film for microwave ovens shows the development of cooking technology culminating ... This promotional film for microwave ovens shows the development of cooking technology culminating in the use of microwave ovens at NASA's Manned Spacecraft Center in Houston. The ovens first became available to the public in 1967.
2:40 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 20 min.Coping With Low Morale During the Vietnam WarA former U.S. Army psychiatrist and a retired U.S. Marine Lt. Colonel who both served in Vietnam ... A former U.S. Army psychiatrist and a retired U.S. Marine Lt. Colonel who both served in Vietnam joined two historians to discuss the problem of low morale in the final years of American participation in the Vietnam War. This discussion was part of an all-day conference titled "Manpower and Morale After Tet" hosted by the Center for Military, War, and Society Studies at the University of Kansas. 4:00 AM EDTApprox. 2 hr.American History TV Visits Milwaukee, WisconsinThe C-SPAN Cities Tour visited Milwaukee, Wisconsin on American History TV to learn about the ... The C-SPAN Cities Tour visited Milwaukee, Wisconsin on American History TV to learn about the history of the city from local experts and historians. 6:00 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 18 min.Coping With Low Morale During the Vietnam WarA former U.S. Army psychiatrist and a retired U.S. Marine Lt. Colonel who both served in Vietnam ... A former U.S. Army psychiatrist and a retired U.S. Marine Lt. Colonel who both served in Vietnam joined two historians to discuss the problem of low morale in the final years of American participation in the Vietnam War. This discussion was part of an all-day conference titled "Manpower and Morale After Tet" hosted by the Center for Military, War, and Society Studies at the University of Kansas.
7:18 AM EDTApprox. 42 min.American Artifacts Omar Ibn Said CollectionLibrary of Congress curator Mary-Jane Deeb showed us the 1831 autobiography, written in Arabic, of ... Library of Congress curator Mary-Jane Deeb showed us the 1831 autobiography, written in Arabic, of Omar Ibn Said. He was a Muslim scholar from West Africa who was captured, sold into slavery, and shipped to South Carolina. He wrote the only known American slave narrative in Arabic. The collection of about 40 documents was acquired by the Library of Congress in 2017, and includes letters about Said and other texts from West Africa.