American History TV Schedule

Week of August 14 through August 21

All times and durations are subject to change

Saturday, August 17
8:00 AM EDTApprox. 30 min.Reel America "Open Arms" - 1980This 1980 film on immigration was directed by Robert Newman and funded by the United Church Board ... This 1980 film on immigration was directed by Robert Newman and funded by the United Church Board for Homeland Ministries, which was associated with the United Church of Christ. It includes audio recordings of Americans expressing opinions in favor of and against immigration, and scenes of the U.S.- Mexico border, immigrants in New York City, and a Cuban refugee camp in Pennsylvania. 8:30 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 29 min.Declaration of Independence Global LegacyUniversity of Maryland history professor Richard Bell talked about the Declaration of Independence ... University of Maryland history professor Richard Bell talked about the Declaration of Independence -- its origins, purpose, and global significance during and after the American Revolution. The Smithsonian Associates hosted this event. 9:59 AM EDTApprox. 16 min.Paleontology in MontanaThe Museum of the Rockies, a Smithsonian Affiliate, features many paleontological discoveries made ... The Museum of the Rockies, a Smithsonian Affiliate, features many paleontological discoveries made in Montana. Amy Atwater, Paleontology Collections Manager, showed some of the fossilized dinosaur bones on display, including a Tyrannosaurus Rex.
10:15 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 31 min.Nixon White House Apollo 11 EyewitnessesNixon administration officials described events inside the White House in the days before the ... Nixon administration officials described events inside the White House in the days before the Apollo 11 moon landing. We heard from two former presidential aides who were in the Oval Office when President Nixon placed a call to astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin, who were on the moon. The Richard Nixon Foundation co-hosted this event for the moon landing's 50th anniversary. 11:46 AM EDTApprox. 9 min.Extreme History of Bozeman, MontanaCrystal Alegria shared some of Bozeman's lesser known history through the Extreme History Project ... Crystal Alegria shared some of Bozeman's lesser known history through the Extreme History Project including a a visit to the now defunct red light district. 11:55 AM EDTApprox. 5 min.Woodstock Music Festival Historic SiteIn August, 1969, Woodstock attracted nearly half a million people to a dairy farm in upstate New ... In August, 1969, Woodstock attracted nearly half a million people to a dairy farm in upstate New York. Wade Lawrence, director and senior curator of the Bethel Woods Center for the Arts Museum, described how the three-day rock concert ended up in Bethel, 60 miles from the town of Woodstock, and how it became a historic site.
12:00 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr.The Presidency Secret Service ProtectionFormer Secret Service agents talked about protecting the first family and the challenges they ... Former Secret Service agents talked about protecting the first family and the challenges they faced. Speakers included Larry Buendorf, who prevented a 1975 assassination attempt on President Gerald Ford. The George W. Bush Presidential Center hosted this event. 1:00 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 20 min.Suffragists & the 19th AmendmentAuthor Rebecca Roberts talked about the decade leading up to the passage of the 19th Amendment and ... Author Rebecca Roberts talked about the decade leading up to the passage of the 19th Amendment and how women gained their right to vote through marching, picketing, and persistence. Ms. Roberts is the author of "Suffragists in Washington, D.C.: The 1913 Parade and the Fight for the Vote." The White House Historical Association hosted this discussion. 2:20 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 34 min.Geoscience Lessons from Apollo 11This was a discussion about geoscience and how lunar samples from the Apollo missions helped ... This was a discussion about geoscience and how lunar samples from the Apollo missions helped scientists understand our moon and solar system. The National Archives and American Geophysical Union co-hosted this event.
3:54 PM EDTApprox. 6 min.Corps of Discovery at the Missouri HeadwatersSee where the Missouri River forms in Western Montana. Missouri Headwaters State Park tells the ... See where the Missouri River forms in Western Montana. Missouri Headwaters State Park tells the story of Lewis and Clark as their expedition passes through on the way to the Pacific Ocean. Dave Andrus, Park Manager, shared how their Indian guide, Sacagawea, helped the explorers navigate through the area. 4:00 PM EDTApprox. 45 min.History Bookshelf Michael Lang, "The Road to Woodstock"Michael Lang talked about his memoir "The Road to Woodstock: From the Man Behind the Legendary ... Michael Lang talked about his memoir "The Road to Woodstock: From the Man Behind the Legendary Festival." A co-founder of the Woodstock music festival, he recounts the creation and execution of the concert including the booking of the acts, several of whom were unknown at the time, and the procurement of Max Yasgur's farm in upstate New York that would be used as the concert venue. He talked with his co-writer, Holly George-Warren, and then they both responded to questions from members of the audience. Michael Lang was the co-creator of the Woodstock Music and Art Fair. He is currently the head of the Michael Lang Organization, which manages live-event and film and theater productions. Mr. Lang has produced several other festivals, including the concert at the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989 and Woodstock '94. 4:45 PM EDTApprox. 53 min.The Vietmam War - Politics & Music
5:38 PM EDTApprox. 22 min.Nelson StoryAuthor John Russell talked about his book, "Treasure State Tycoon: Nelson Story and the Making of ... Author John Russell talked about his book, "Treasure State Tycoon: Nelson Story and the Making of Montana". Story contributed heavily to the growth of Bozeman and Western Montana. In 1866, he led the first major cattle drive from Texas into Montana along the Bozeman Trail. 6:00 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 35 min.The Civil War Battle of Fort Stevens 155th AnniversaryThe Battle of Fort Stevens was fought in the northwest section of Washington, D.C. in July 1864, ... The Battle of Fort Stevens was fought in the northwest section of Washington, D.C. in July 1864, when Confederate forces under Gen. Jubal Early probed the capital city's defenses before turning back. The National Park Service and the Alliance to Preserve the Civil War Defenses of Washington commemorated the battle's 155th anniversary with speakers, interpreters, and musical tributes. 7:35 PM EDTApprox. 25 min.Vice President Remarks at Neil Armstrong's Apollo 11 Spacesuit UnveilingVice President Pence delivered remarks at the unveiling ceremony for Neil Armstrong's Apollo 11 ... Vice President Pence delivered remarks at the unveiling ceremony for Neil Armstrong's Apollo 11 spacesuit at the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum in Washington, DC. The spacesuit went on display for the first time in 13 years to mark the 50th anniversary of the launch of the Apollo 11 mission to the moon.
8:00 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 15 min.Lectures in History 1960s & '70s Popular Music and FeminismIndiana University professor Michael McGerr talked about women and feminism in 1960s and 1970s ... Indiana University professor Michael McGerr talked about women and feminism in 1960s and 1970s popular music. The class was from his course titled "Rock, Hip Hop and Revolution: Popular Music in the Making of Modern America, 1940 to the Present." This program contains language and images some viewers may find offensive. 9:15 PM EDTApprox. 45 min.Innovations in Food RationingTexas high school teacher Karyn Cabana gave an illustrated talk about World War II food rationing, ... Texas high school teacher Karyn Cabana gave an illustrated talk about World War II food rationing, including troop field ration innovations that led to modern-day processed food. Ms. Cabana also discussed government policies addressing farm labor shortages and food rationing on the home front. Friends of the National World War II Memorial hosted this talk as part of their annual teacher's conference. 10:00 PM EDTApprox. 55 min.Reel America "Communists on Campus" - 1970Hosted by former U.S. Representative Walter Judd (R-Minnesota), this film takes a critical look at ... Hosted by former U.S. Representative Walter Judd (R-Minnesota), this film takes a critical look at a July 1969 Revolutionary Conference held in Oakland, California, and other protests that Judd argues are seeking a "socialist-communist overthrow of the U.S. government." The film shows the activities of Students for a Democratic Society, the Black Panthers, and Vietnam War protesters, and includes numerous statements by notable leaders including Bernardine Dohrn, H. Rap Brown, Angela Davis, Mario Savio, Bobby Seale, Huey Newton, and Mark Rudd. The National Education Program at Harding College produced the film.
10:55 PM EDTApprox. 26 min.Reel America "Distant Drummer, A Movable Scene" - 1970Narrated by actor Robert Mitchum, this documentary takes a sympathetic yet critical look at the ... Narrated by actor Robert Mitchum, this documentary takes a sympathetic yet critical look at the late 1960s counterculture movement. With scenes in San Francisco, London, Nepal, Rome, and Istanbul, the film argues that hippies' excessive drug use is dangerous, and that "dropping out" won't solve the problems of society. George Washington University and the National Institute of Mental Health produced the film. 11:21 PM EDTApprox. 8 min.Extreme History of Bozeman, MontanaCrystal Alegria shared some of Bozeman's lesser known history through the Extreme History Project ... Crystal Alegria shared some of Bozeman's lesser known history through the Extreme History Project including a a visit to the now defunct red light district. 11:29 PM EDTApprox. 31 min.WWII Clothes Rationing & Fashion InnovationsPoquoson High School, Virginia history teacher Becky Morrison and social studies teacher Irene ... Poquoson High School, Virginia history teacher Becky Morrison and social studies teacher Irene Winchester gave an illustrated talk about World War II and clothes rationing. They explored government restrictions on styles and colors, and its impact on innovations in fashion such as cork wedge heels, shorter hemlines, and glow in the dark buttons. Friends of the National World War II Memorial hosted this talk as a part of their annual teacher's conference.
Sunday, August 18
12:00 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 15 min.Lectures in History 1960s & '70s Popular Music and FeminismIndiana University professor Michael McGerr talked about women and feminism in 1960s and 1970s ... Indiana University professor Michael McGerr talked about women and feminism in 1960s and 1970s popular music. The class was from his course titled "Rock, Hip Hop and Revolution: Popular Music in the Making of Modern America, 1940 to the Present." This program contains language and images some viewers may find offensive. 1:15 AM EDTApprox. 45 min.Innovations in Food RationingTexas high school teacher Karyn Cabana gave an illustrated talk about World War II food rationing, ... Texas high school teacher Karyn Cabana gave an illustrated talk about World War II food rationing, including troop field ration innovations that led to modern-day processed food. Ms. Cabana also discussed government policies addressing farm labor shortages and food rationing on the home front. Friends of the National World War II Memorial hosted this talk as part of their annual teacher's conference. 2:00 AM EDTApprox. 45 min.History Bookshelf Michael Lang, "The Road to Woodstock"Michael Lang talked about his memoir "The Road to Woodstock: From the Man Behind the Legendary ... Michael Lang talked about his memoir "The Road to Woodstock: From the Man Behind the Legendary Festival." A co-founder of the Woodstock music festival, he recounts the creation and execution of the concert including the booking of the acts, several of whom were unknown at the time, and the procurement of Max Yasgur's farm in upstate New York that would be used as the concert venue. He talked with his co-writer, Holly George-Warren, and then they both responded to questions from members of the audience. Michael Lang was the co-creator of the Woodstock Music and Art Fair. He is currently the head of the Michael Lang Organization, which manages live-event and film and theater productions. Mr. Lang has produced several other festivals, including the concert at the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989 and Woodstock '94.
2:45 AM EDTApprox. 5 min.Woodstock Music Festival Historic SiteIn August, 1969, Woodstock attracted nearly half a million people to a dairy farm in upstate New ... In August, 1969, Woodstock attracted nearly half a million people to a dairy farm in upstate New York. Wade Lawrence, director and senior curator of the Bethel Woods Center for the Arts Museum, described how the three-day rock concert ended up in Bethel, 60 miles from the town of Woodstock, and how it became a historic site. 2:50 AM EDTApprox. 55 min.The Vietmam War - Politics & Music 3:45 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 30 min.The Civil War Battle of Fort Stevens 155th AnniversaryThe Battle of Fort Stevens was fought in the northwest section of Washington, D.C. in July 1864, ... The Battle of Fort Stevens was fought in the northwest section of Washington, D.C. in July 1864, when Confederate forces under Gen. Jubal Early probed the capital city's defenses before turning back. The National Park Service and the Alliance to Preserve the Civil War Defenses of Washington commemorated the battle's 155th anniversary with speakers, interpreters, and musical tributes.
5:15 AM EDTApprox. 20 min.Conversation on Yellowstone National ParkLee Whittlesey, Yellowstone National Park historian and author, shared some of his experiences ... Lee Whittlesey, Yellowstone National Park historian and author, shared some of his experiences from a long career working in the park and provided insight into Yellowstone's impact on the region, including Western Montana. 5:35 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 19 min.Suffragists & the 19th AmendmentAuthor Rebecca Roberts talked about the decade leading up to the passage of the 19th Amendment and ... Author Rebecca Roberts talked about the decade leading up to the passage of the 19th Amendment and how women gained their right to vote through marching, picketing, and persistence. Ms. Roberts is the author of "Suffragists in Washington, D.C.: The 1913 Parade and the Fight for the Vote." The White House Historical Association hosted this discussion. 6:54 AM EDTApprox. 6 min.Woodstock Music Festival Historic SiteIn August, 1969, Woodstock attracted nearly half a million people to a dairy farm in upstate New ... In August, 1969, Woodstock attracted nearly half a million people to a dairy farm in upstate New York. Wade Lawrence, director and senior curator of the Bethel Woods Center for the Arts Museum, described how the three-day rock concert ended up in Bethel, 60 miles from the town of Woodstock, and how it became a historic site.
7:00 AM EDTApprox. 44 min.History Bookshelf Michael Lang, "The Road to Woodstock"Michael Lang talked about his memoir "The Road to Woodstock: From the Man Behind the Legendary ... Michael Lang talked about his memoir "The Road to Woodstock: From the Man Behind the Legendary Festival." A co-founder of the Woodstock music festival, he recounts the creation and execution of the concert including the booking of the acts, several of whom were unknown at the time, and the procurement of Max Yasgur's farm in upstate New York that would be used as the concert venue. He talked with his co-writer, Holly George-Warren, and then they both responded to questions from members of the audience. Michael Lang was the co-creator of the Woodstock Music and Art Fair. He is currently the head of the Michael Lang Organization, which manages live-event and film and theater productions. Mr. Lang has produced several other festivals, including the concert at the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989 and Woodstock '94. 7:44 AM EDTApprox. 23 min.Reel America "Distant Drummer, A Movable Scene" - 1970Narrated by actor Robert Mitchum, this documentary takes a sympathetic yet critical look at the ... Narrated by actor Robert Mitchum, this documentary takes a sympathetic yet critical look at the late 1960s counterculture movement. With scenes in San Francisco, London, Nepal, Rome, and Istanbul, the film argues that hippies' excessive drug use is dangerous, and that "dropping out" won't solve the problems of society. George Washington University and the National Institute of Mental Health produced the film. 8:07 AM EDTApprox. 53 min.The Vietmam War - Politics & Music
9:00 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr.LIVE Woodstock Festival 50th AnniversaryAmerican History TV and C-SPAN's Washington Journal look back at the 1969 Woodstock Music & Art ... American History TV and C-SPAN's Washington Journal look back at the 1969 Woodstock Music & Art Fair, a three-day rock concert historic in size and influence. Historian David Farber joins us LIVE to answer viewer questions. 10:00 AM EDTApprox. 31 min.Oral Histories Artie Kornfeld Interview on the 1969 Woodstock FestivalThe 1969 Woodstock Festival co-creator Artie Kornfeld talked about the historic three-day concert ... The 1969 Woodstock Festival co-creator Artie Kornfeld talked about the historic three-day concert that attracted nearly half a million people to a dairy farm in upstate New York. He recounted details of how Woodstock came together, signing the musical artists, and the concept and business arrangements for the documentary film. Mr. Kornfeld is the author of "The Pied Piper of Woodstock." The Robert H. Jackson Center co-founder Greg Peterson conducted the interview. 10:31 AM EDTApprox. 44 min.History Bookshelf Michael Lang, "The Road to Woodstock"Michael Lang talked about his memoir "The Road to Woodstock: From the Man Behind the Legendary ... Michael Lang talked about his memoir "The Road to Woodstock: From the Man Behind the Legendary Festival." A co-founder of the Woodstock music festival, he recounts the creation and execution of the concert including the booking of the acts, several of whom were unknown at the time, and the procurement of Max Yasgur's farm in upstate New York that would be used as the concert venue. He talked with his co-writer, Holly George-Warren, and then they both responded to questions from members of the audience. Michael Lang was the co-creator of the Woodstock Music and Art Fair. He is currently the head of the Michael Lang Organization, which manages live-event and film and theater productions. Mr. Lang has produced several other festivals, including the concert at the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989 and Woodstock '94.
11:15 AM EDTApprox. 5 min.Woodstock Music Festival Historic SiteIn August, 1969, Woodstock attracted nearly half a million people to a dairy farm in upstate New ... In August, 1969, Woodstock attracted nearly half a million people to a dairy farm in upstate New York. Wade Lawrence, director and senior curator of the Bethel Woods Center for the Arts Museum, described how the three-day rock concert ended up in Bethel, 60 miles from the town of Woodstock, and how it became a historic site. 11:20 AM EDTApprox. 24 min.Reel America "Distant Drummer, A Movable Scene" - 1970Narrated by actor Robert Mitchum, this documentary takes a sympathetic yet critical look at the ... Narrated by actor Robert Mitchum, this documentary takes a sympathetic yet critical look at the late 1960s counterculture movement. With scenes in San Francisco, London, Nepal, Rome, and Istanbul, the film argues that hippies' excessive drug use is dangerous, and that "dropping out" won't solve the problems of society. George Washington University and the National Institute of Mental Health produced the film. 11:44 AM EDTApprox. 11 min.Extreme History of Bozeman, MontanaCrystal Alegria shared some of Bozeman's lesser known history through the Extreme History Project ... Crystal Alegria shared some of Bozeman's lesser known history through the Extreme History Project including a a visit to the now defunct red light district.
11:55 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 10 min.Lectures in History Gender & 1960s ActivismStevenson University professor Jamie Goodall taught a class about female activists and the 1960s ... Stevenson University professor Jamie Goodall taught a class about female activists and the 1960s civil rights movement. She focused on several women in the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee who held leadership roles and the challenges they faced. 1:05 PM EDTApprox. 54 min.World War II and Innovations in ArtLycée Français de New York bilingual school history teacher Rachelle Friedman gave an ... Lycée Français de New York bilingual school history teacher Rachelle Friedman gave an illustrated talk about innovations in art during World War II. She discussed and showed examples of propaganda cartoons, Norman Rockwell paintings, and Abstract Expressionist works - a 1940s and 1950s art movement that included American painters Jackson Pollock and Mark Rothko. Friends of the National World War II Memorial hosted this talk as a part of their annual teacher's conference. 1:59 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 26 min.C-SPAN Cities Tour Visits Bozeman, MontanaThe C-SPAN Cities Tour visited Bozeman, Montana to learn about the history of the city from local ... The C-SPAN Cities Tour visited Bozeman, Montana to learn about the history of the city from local experts and historians.
3:25 PM EDTApprox. 35 min.WWII Clothes Rationing & Fashion InnovationsPoquoson High School, Virginia history teacher Becky Morrison and social studies teacher Irene ... Poquoson High School, Virginia history teacher Becky Morrison and social studies teacher Irene Winchester gave an illustrated talk about World War II and clothes rationing. They explored government restrictions on styles and colors, and its impact on innovations in fashion such as cork wedge heels, shorter hemlines, and glow in the dark buttons. Friends of the National World War II Memorial hosted this talk as a part of their annual teacher's conference. 4:00 PM EDTApprox. 55 min.Reel America "Communists on Campus" - 1970Hosted by former U.S. Representative Walter Judd (R-Minnesota), this film takes a critical look at ... Hosted by former U.S. Representative Walter Judd (R-Minnesota), this film takes a critical look at a July 1969 Revolutionary Conference held in Oakland, California, and other protests that Judd argues are seeking a "socialist-communist overthrow of the U.S. government." The film shows the activities of Students for a Democratic Society, the Black Panthers, and Vietnam War protesters, and includes numerous statements by notable leaders including Bernardine Dohrn, H. Rap Brown, Angela Davis, Mario Savio, Bobby Seale, Huey Newton, and Mark Rudd. The National Education Program at Harding College produced the film. 4:55 PM EDTApprox. 35 min.Oral Histories Artie Kornfeld Interview on the 1969 Woodstock FestivalThe 1969 Woodstock Festival co-creator Artie Kornfeld talked about the historic three-day concert ... The 1969 Woodstock Festival co-creator Artie Kornfeld talked about the historic three-day concert that attracted nearly half a million people to a dairy farm in upstate New York. He recounted details of how Woodstock came together, signing the musical artists, and the concept and business arrangements for the documentary film. Mr. Kornfeld is the author of "The Pied Piper of Woodstock." The Robert H. Jackson Center co-founder Greg Peterson conducted the interview.
5:30 PM EDTApprox. 14 min.National History Day - "The Glowing Girls, The Triumph & Tragedy of the Radium Women"Three students from Ralston Middle School in Nebraska present a performance about radium poisoning ... Three students from Ralston Middle School in Nebraska present a performance about radium poisoning suffered by women working in factories during World War II. They were competing in National History Day in College Park, Maryland. 5:44 PM EDTApprox. 16 min.Paleontology in MontanaThe Museum of the Rockies, a Smithsonian Affiliate, features many paleontological discoveries made ... The Museum of the Rockies, a Smithsonian Affiliate, features many paleontological discoveries made in Montana. Amy Atwater, Paleontology Collections Manager, showed some of the fossilized dinosaur bones on display, including a Tyrannosaurus Rex. 6:00 PM EDTApprox. 38 min.American Artifacts African American History, 1619 Through the Civil WarWe visited the Virginia Museum of History and Culture in Richmond to look at their exhibit on 400 ... We visited the Virginia Museum of History and Culture in Richmond to look at their exhibit on 400 years of African American history. Curator Karen Sherry focused on the period between 1619 and the Civil War, sharing stories about individuals who led slave revolts, educated fellow freed people, and participated in abolitionist John Brown's raid on Harpers Ferry. This was the first of a two-part tour.
6:38 PM EDTApprox. 22 min.Reel America "Distant Drummer, A Movable Scene" - 1970Narrated by actor Robert Mitchum, this documentary takes a sympathetic yet critical look at the ... Narrated by actor Robert Mitchum, this documentary takes a sympathetic yet critical look at the late 1960s counterculture movement. With scenes in San Francisco, London, Nepal, Rome, and Istanbul, the film argues that hippies' excessive drug use is dangerous, and that "dropping out" won't solve the problems of society. George Washington University and the National Institute of Mental Health produced the film. 7:00 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr.Woodstock Festival 50th AnniversaryAmerican History TV and C-SPAN's Washington Journal looked back at the 1969 Woodstock Music & Art ... American History TV and C-SPAN's Washington Journal looked back at the 1969 Woodstock Music & Art Fair, a three-day rock concert that attracted nearly half a million people to a dairy farm in upstate New York. Historian David Farber joined us to talk about the social movements of the 60s leading up to the event, how the unexpected cultural phenomenon unfolded, and the music festival's legacy. Mr. Farber is the author of "The Age of Great Dreams: America in the 1960s." 8:00 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 10 min.The Presidency Secret Presidential RecordingsHistorians analyzed the secret White House tapes of John F. Kennedy, Lyndon B. Johnson, and ... Historians analyzed the secret White House tapes of John F. Kennedy, Lyndon B. Johnson, and Richard Nixon. This was an inside look into how presidents conducted their day-to-day business and we heard their candid assessments. The University of Virginia's Miller Center hosted this event.
9:10 PM EDTApprox. 45 min.Apollo Recovery OperationsFour former Apollo-era landing and recovery division members discussed the some of the operations ... Four former Apollo-era landing and recovery division members discussed the some of the operations for bringing astronauts to safety from command module splashdown to quarantine. This panel was part of an event hosted by Space Center Houston to mark Apollo 11's 50th anniversary. 9:55 PM EDTApprox. 5 min.Woodstock Music Festival Historic SiteIn August, 1969, Woodstock attracted nearly half a million people to a dairy farm in upstate New ... In August, 1969, Woodstock attracted nearly half a million people to a dairy farm in upstate New York. Wade Lawrence, director and senior curator of the Bethel Woods Center for the Arts Museum, described how the three-day rock concert ended up in Bethel, 60 miles from the town of Woodstock, and how it became a historic site. 10:00 PM EDTApprox. 38 min.American Artifacts African American History, 1619 Through the Civil WarWe visited the Virginia Museum of History and Culture in Richmond to look at their exhibit on 400 ... We visited the Virginia Museum of History and Culture in Richmond to look at their exhibit on 400 years of African American history. Curator Karen Sherry focused on the period between 1619 and the Civil War, sharing stories about individuals who led slave revolts, educated fellow freed people, and participated in abolitionist John Brown's raid on Harpers Ferry. This was the first of a two-part tour.
10:38 PM EDTApprox. 22 min.Reel America "Distant Drummer, A Movable Scene" - 1970Narrated by actor Robert Mitchum, this documentary takes a sympathetic yet critical look at the ... Narrated by actor Robert Mitchum, this documentary takes a sympathetic yet critical look at the late 1960s counterculture movement. With scenes in San Francisco, London, Nepal, Rome, and Istanbul, the film argues that hippies' excessive drug use is dangerous, and that "dropping out" won't solve the problems of society. George Washington University and the National Institute of Mental Health produced the film. 11:00 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr.Woodstock Festival 50th AnniversaryAmerican History TV and C-SPAN's Washington Journal looked back at the 1969 Woodstock Music & Art ... American History TV and C-SPAN's Washington Journal looked back at the 1969 Woodstock Music & Art Fair, a three-day rock concert that attracted nearly half a million people to a dairy farm in upstate New York. Historian David Farber joined us to talk about the social movements of the 60s leading up to the event, how the unexpected cultural phenomenon unfolded, and the music festival's legacy. Mr. Farber is the author of "The Age of Great Dreams: America in the 1960s."
Monday, August 19
12:00 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 10 min.The Presidency Secret Presidential RecordingsHistorians analyzed the secret White House tapes of John F. Kennedy, Lyndon B. Johnson, and ... Historians analyzed the secret White House tapes of John F. Kennedy, Lyndon B. Johnson, and Richard Nixon. This was an inside look into how presidents conducted their day-to-day business and we heard their candid assessments. The University of Virginia's Miller Center hosted this event. 1:10 AM EDTApprox. 50 min.Apollo Recovery OperationsFour former Apollo-era landing and recovery division members discussed the some of the operations ... Four former Apollo-era landing and recovery division members discussed the some of the operations for bringing astronauts to safety from command module splashdown to quarantine. This panel was part of an event hosted by Space Center Houston to mark Apollo 11's 50th anniversary. 2:00 AM EDTApprox. 55 min.Reel America "Communists on Campus" - 1970Hosted by former U.S. Representative Walter Judd (R-Minnesota), this film takes a critical look at ... Hosted by former U.S. Representative Walter Judd (R-Minnesota), this film takes a critical look at a July 1969 Revolutionary Conference held in Oakland, California, and other protests that Judd argues are seeking a "socialist-communist overthrow of the U.S. government." The film shows the activities of Students for a Democratic Society, the Black Panthers, and Vietnam War protesters, and includes numerous statements by notable leaders including Bernardine Dohrn, H. Rap Brown, Angela Davis, Mario Savio, Bobby Seale, Huey Newton, and Mark Rudd. The National Education Program at Harding College produced the film.
2:55 AM EDTApprox. 33 min.Oral Histories Artie Kornfeld Interview on the 1969 Woodstock FestivalThe 1969 Woodstock Festival co-creator Artie Kornfeld talked about the historic three-day concert ... The 1969 Woodstock Festival co-creator Artie Kornfeld talked about the historic three-day concert that attracted nearly half a million people to a dairy farm in upstate New York. He recounted details of how Woodstock came together, signing the musical artists, and the concept and business arrangements for the documentary film. Mr. Kornfeld is the author of "The Pied Piper of Woodstock." The Robert H. Jackson Center co-founder Greg Peterson conducted the interview. 3:28 AM EDTApprox. 17 min.John BozemanPioneer John Bozeman is best known for blazing a trail through the Wyoming Territory and into the ... Pioneer John Bozeman is best known for blazing a trail through the Wyoming Territory and into the gold fields of Western Montana. He would also help found the town of Bozeman, Montana which is named after him. Michael Fox, Curator of History at the Museum of the Rockies, shared the story of John Bozeman and showed some of his personal belongings that were with him when he was shot and killed in 1867. 3:45 AM EDTApprox. 14 min.National History Day - "The Glowing Girls, The Triumph & Tragedy of the Radium Women"Three students from Ralston Middle School in Nebraska present a performance about radium poisoning ... Three students from Ralston Middle School in Nebraska present a performance about radium poisoning suffered by women working in factories during World War II. They were competing in National History Day in College Park, Maryland.
3:59 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 23 min.C-SPAN Cities Tour Visits Bozeman, MontanaThe C-SPAN Cities Tour visited Bozeman, Montana to learn about the history of the city from local ... The C-SPAN Cities Tour visited Bozeman, Montana to learn about the history of the city from local experts and historians. 5:22 AM EDTApprox. 32 min.WWII Clothes Rationing & Fashion InnovationsPoquoson High School, Virginia history teacher Becky Morrison and social studies teacher Irene ... Poquoson High School, Virginia history teacher Becky Morrison and social studies teacher Irene Winchester gave an illustrated talk about World War II and clothes rationing. They explored government restrictions on styles and colors, and its impact on innovations in fashion such as cork wedge heels, shorter hemlines, and glow in the dark buttons. Friends of the National World War II Memorial hosted this talk as a part of their annual teacher's conference. 5:54 AM EDTApprox. 6 min.Corps of Discovery at the Missouri HeadwatersSee where the Missouri River forms in Western Montana. Missouri Headwaters State Park tells the ... See where the Missouri River forms in Western Montana. Missouri Headwaters State Park tells the story of Lewis and Clark as their expedition passes through on the way to the Pacific Ocean. Dave Andrus, Park Manager, shared how their Indian guide, Sacagawea, helped the explorers navigate through the area.
6:00 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 32 min.Geoscience Lessons from Apollo 11This was a discussion about geoscience and how lunar samples from the Apollo missions helped ... This was a discussion about geoscience and how lunar samples from the Apollo missions helped scientists understand our moon and solar system. The National Archives and American Geophysical Union co-hosted this event. 7:32 AM EDTApprox. 8 min.Extreme History of Bozeman, MontanaCrystal Alegria shared some of Bozeman's lesser known history through the Extreme History Project ... Crystal Alegria shared some of Bozeman's lesser known history through the Extreme History Project including a a visit to the now defunct red light district. 7:40 AM EDTApprox. 19 min.National History Day - The Ghost Army ExhibitLakeridge Junior High student Madeline Christianson talks about her award-winning exhibit on the ... Lakeridge Junior High student Madeline Christianson talks about her award-winning exhibit on the Ghost Army of World War II at National History Day in College Park, Maryland.