American History TV Schedule

Week of September 16 through September 23

All times and durations are subject to change

Saturday, September 21
8:01 AM EDTApprox. 28 min.Reel America 1972 McGovern for President Campaign FilmThis 1972 campaign film paid for by the McGovern for President Committee features Democratic ... This 1972 campaign film paid for by the McGovern for President Committee features Democratic nominee Sen. George McGovern (D-South Dakota) as he meets a variety of voters across the United States who are struggling with economic problems. Profiled are senior citizens, a Baltimore steelworker, a Wisconsin dairy farmer, an unemployed engineer, and Vietnam veterans. 8:29 AM EDTApprox. 30 min.Reel America "Ronald Reagan, Citizen Governor" - 1968This Citizens for Reagan Committee film promotes the California governor for the 1968 Republican ... This Citizens for Reagan Committee film promotes the California governor for the 1968 Republican presidential nomination. The film traces Reagan's post-war activities as a labor leader and spokesperson for General Electric, then uses clips of speeches to celebrate his accomplishments in office and his conservative approach to government. Ronald Reagan lost the 1968 nomination to the eventual winner of the general election, Richard Nixon. 8:59 AM EDTApprox. 11 min.Secret Lives of Michigan ObjectsThe "Secret Lives of Michigan Objects" Exhibit highlights Michigan-related artifacts and ... The "Secret Lives of Michigan Objects" Exhibit highlights Michigan-related artifacts and experiments with new and different ways to present these objects in a museum setting. Michigan History Center's Museum Director Suzanne Fischer explained how the exhibit encourages people to look at old objects in a new way.
9:10 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 5 min.Shakespeare & U.S. PoliticsShakespeare enthusiast and U.S. Senate Finance Committee Democratic Chief Counsel Michael Evans ... Shakespeare enthusiast and U.S. Senate Finance Committee Democratic Chief Counsel Michael Evans discussed how the Bard has been invoked in historic congressional debates, and the political lessons that might be learned from his plays, especially the tragedies. The U.S. Capitol Historical Society hosted this program. 10:15 AM EDTApprox. 46 min.American Artifacts "Rockwell, Roosevelt, & the Four Freedoms" ExhibitIn his 1941 State of the Union address, President Franklin D. Roosevelt outlined what became known ... In his 1941 State of the Union address, President Franklin D. Roosevelt outlined what became known as the "Four Freedoms": freedom of speech, freedom of worship, freedom from want, and freedom from fear. To represent these ideals, Norman Rockwell created paintings which became highly successful promotional posters for World War II war bonds. George Washington University Museum director and art historian John Wetenhall led us on tour of a Norman Rockwell Museum traveling exhibit which explores these paintings, Rockwell's career, the 75th anniversary of World War II, and contemporary works by artists reinterpreting the Four Freedoms. 11:01 AM EDTApprox. 14 min.R.E. Olds & Lansing's Automobile IndustryRansom E. Olds is credited for the growth of the automobile industry in Lansing, Michigan, which ... Ransom E. Olds is credited for the growth of the automobile industry in Lansing, Michigan, which at one time was the home for Olds Motor Works and REO Motor Car Company. R.E. Olds Transportation Museum Executive Director Bill Adcock talked about R.E. Olds' contributions.
11:15 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 7 min.Oak Ridge, Tennessee After the Manhattan ProjectOak Ridge National Laboratory veteran Al Ekkebus talked about the World War II nuclear weapons ... Oak Ridge National Laboratory veteran Al Ekkebus talked about the World War II nuclear weapons program known as the Manhattan Project, the program's aftermath and the impact on the main developmental facility in Oak Ridge, Tennessee. He focused on the years 1945 to 1950. The American Museum of Science and Energy in Oak Ridge hosted this event. 12:22 PM EDTApprox. 13 min.Michigan History MuseumThe Michigan History Center tells the story of the state's growth from its indigenous peoples to ... The Michigan History Center tells the story of the state's growth from its indigenous peoples to the success of Detroit's auto industry. Community Engagement Director Tobi Voigt gave a tour of the museum and explained how the state's natural resources helped build Michigan's economic success. 12:35 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr.The Presidency FDR & Presidential Adviser Robert JacksonWilliam Casto talked about FDR's relationship with Robert Jackson, who served during his ... William Casto talked about FDR's relationship with Robert Jackson, who served during his administration as solicitor general, attorney general and as a Supreme Court justice. Mr. Casto is the author of, "Advising the President: Attorney General Robert H. Jackson and Franklin D. Roosevelt." The Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum hosted this program.
1:35 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 7 min.Library of Congress in the Digital AgeLibrarian of Congress Carla Hayden talked with journalist Ray Suarez about running the library in ... Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden talked with journalist Ray Suarez about running the library in the digital age. New York University's John Brademas Center in Washington, D.C. hosted this program. 2:42 PM EDTApprox. 8 min.James Turner & the Origins of LansingLansing became Michigan's capital city in 1847. In her book, "Pioneers, Reformers, & ... Lansing became Michigan's capital city in 1847. In her book, "Pioneers, Reformers, & Millionaires," author Elizabeth Homer explained how the city was chosen and the role pioneer James Turner played in getting the city ready for the legislatures' arrival. 2:50 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 10 min.Pioneer Mother Statues & MonumentsUniversity of North Dakota history professor Cynthia Culver Prescott talked about her book, ... University of North Dakota history professor Cynthia Culver Prescott talked about her book, "Pioneer Mother Monuments: Constructing Cultural Memory." She highlighted some of the Kansas City area statues and monuments of pioneer mothers at this event at the Kansas City Public Library.
4:00 PM EDTApprox. 54 min.History Bookshelf Jan Van Meter, "Tippecanoe and Tyler Too"Jan Van Meter talked about the historical context of several catchphrases and slogans that have ... Jan Van Meter talked about the historical context of several catchphrases and slogans that have been used throughout American history. From the 1775 proclamation during the American Revolution to "don't fire until you see the whites of their eyes" to Union Admiral David Farragut's 1864 direction at the Battle of Mobile Bay to "damn the torpedoes, full speed ahead" and the plea from a young boy to baseball player Joe Jackson following his testimony for fixing the 1919 World Series, "Say It Ain't So Joe." Jan Van Meter discusses his book with communications strategist Alan Ampolsk at the Book Culture bookstore in New York City. Mr. Meter answered questions from the audience. Jan Van Meter is the author of "Tippecanoe and Tyler Too: Famous Slogans and Catchphrases in American History." 4:54 PM EDTApprox. 56 min.Researching the 1948 Lizzie Borden BalletLibrary of Congress archivist and dance curator Libby Smigel delivered an illustrated talk on how ... Library of Congress archivist and dance curator Libby Smigel delivered an illustrated talk on how to utilize the library's resources and collections. Her presentation focused on Fall River Legend, a 1948 ballet that interprets the sensational murder case of Lizzie Borden, who on June 20, 1893 was acquitted of killing her father and stepmother with a hatchet; though the ballet finds her guilty as charged. The U.S. Capitol Historical Society hosted this event as part of a series on Congress and the arts. 5:50 PM EDTApprox. 10 min.Tour of Lansing, MichiganTour Michigan's capital city with Lori Lanspeary of the Greater Lansing Convention and Visitors ... Tour Michigan's capital city with Lori Lanspeary of the Greater Lansing Convention and Visitors Bureau as she took our cameras through the city to highlight the downtown and university neighborhoods.
6:00 PM EDTApprox. 45 min.The Civil War Cumberland Valley RailroadScott Mingus, co-author of "Targeted Tracks," talked about the importance of the Cumberland Valley ... Scott Mingus, co-author of "Targeted Tracks," talked about the importance of the Cumberland Valley Railroad during the Civil War. This was a one-track railroad running from Hagerstown, Maryland to Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. It was used to move Union troops, ammunition and supplies and was often under attack by Confederate forces. The Gettysburg Heritage Center in Pennsylvania hosted this talk. 6:45 PM EDTApprox. 11 min.R.E. Olds & Lansing's Automobile IndustryRansom E. Olds is credited for the growth of the automobile industry in Lansing, Michigan, which ... Ransom E. Olds is credited for the growth of the automobile industry in Lansing, Michigan, which at one time was the home for Olds Motor Works and REO Motor Car Company. R.E. Olds Transportation Museum Executive Director Bill Adcock talked about R.E. Olds' contributions. 6:56 PM EDTApprox. 3 min.Rep. Elissa Slotkin on Michigan's 8th Congressional DistrictRepresentative Elissa Slotkin (D-MI) talked about the 8th Congressional District including its ... Representative Elissa Slotkin (D-MI) talked about the 8th Congressional District including its history and economic drivers.
6:59 PM EDTApprox. 43 min.The Civil War Union Seventh West Virginia Infantry After the WarMark Snell, co-author of "The Seventh West Virginia Infantry," talked about the activities of the ... Mark Snell, co-author of "The Seventh West Virginia Infantry," talked about the activities of the Union regiment both during the war and after, including the dedication of a monument at Gettysburg. 7:42 PM EDTApprox. 17 min.Secret Lives of Michigan ObjectsThe "Secret Lives of Michigan Objects" Exhibit highlights Michigan-related artifacts and ... The "Secret Lives of Michigan Objects" Exhibit highlights Michigan-related artifacts and experiments with new and different ways to present these objects in a museum setting. Michigan History Center's Museum Director Suzanne Fischer explained how the exhibit encourages people to look at old objects in a new way. 7:59 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 16 min.Lectures in History Playwright August Wilson & "Fences"Tulane University professor John "Ray" Proctor taught a class about playwright August Wilson, his ... Tulane University professor John "Ray" Proctor taught a class about playwright August Wilson, his contribution to African American theatre and his Pulitzer Prize-winning play, "Fences."
9:15 PM EDTApprox. 45 min.History Bookshelf Margaret Creighton, "The Electrifying Fall of Rainbow City"Professor Margaret Creighton talked about her book "The Electrifying Fall of Rainbow City: ... Professor Margaret Creighton talked about her book "The Electrifying Fall of Rainbow City: Spectacle and Assassination at the 1901 World's Fair," in which she recalls the assassination of President William McKinley at the 1901 World's Fair in Buffalo. 10:00 PM EDTApprox. 35 min.Reel America "Motor Convoy" 1919 Silent Army FilmMichael Owen, author of "After Ike: On the Trail of the Century-Old Journey that Changed America," ... Michael Owen, author of "After Ike: On the Trail of the Century-Old Journey that Changed America," provides commentary for a 1919 U.S. Army silent film documenting a transcontinental motor convoy. The 81 vehicles started near the White House and traveled to San Francisco on sometimes nearly impassable roads. The convoy's mission was to assess road conditions for large trucks driving from coast to coast. The journey of about 300 military personnel, including Lt. Col. Dwight Eisenhower, took place from July 7 to September 7, 1919. The 1919 Army film is part of the National Archives collections. 10:35 PM EDTApprox. 14 min.Michigan History MuseumThe Michigan History Center tells the story of the state's growth from its indigenous peoples to ... The Michigan History Center tells the story of the state's growth from its indigenous peoples to the success of Detroit's auto industry. Community Engagement Director Tobi Voigt gave a tour of the museum and explained how the state's natural resources helped build Michigan's economic success.
10:49 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 11 min.Alexander Hamilton's Military CareerHistorian Damien Cregeau talked about Alexander Hamilton's military career and his relationship ... Historian Damien Cregeau talked about Alexander Hamilton's military career and his relationship with George Washington. The Dey Mansion in Wayne, New Jersey -- the site of Washington's 1780 headquarters -- hosted this event.
Sunday, September 22
12:00 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 15 min.Lectures in History Playwright August Wilson & "Fences"Tulane University professor John "Ray" Proctor taught a class about playwright August Wilson, his ... Tulane University professor John "Ray" Proctor taught a class about playwright August Wilson, his contribution to African American theatre and his Pulitzer Prize-winning play, "Fences." 1:15 AM EDTApprox. 45 min.History Bookshelf Margaret Creighton, "The Electrifying Fall of Rainbow City"Professor Margaret Creighton talked about her book "The Electrifying Fall of Rainbow City: ... Professor Margaret Creighton talked about her book "The Electrifying Fall of Rainbow City: Spectacle and Assassination at the 1901 World's Fair," in which she recalls the assassination of President William McKinley at the 1901 World's Fair in Buffalo. 2:00 AM EDTApprox. 55 min.History Bookshelf Jan Van Meter, "Tippecanoe and Tyler Too"Jan Van Meter talked about the historical context of several catchphrases and slogans that have ... Jan Van Meter talked about the historical context of several catchphrases and slogans that have been used throughout American history. From the 1775 proclamation during the American Revolution to "don't fire until you see the whites of their eyes" to Union Admiral David Farragut's 1864 direction at the Battle of Mobile Bay to "damn the torpedoes, full speed ahead" and the plea from a young boy to baseball player Joe Jackson following his testimony for fixing the 1919 World Series, "Say It Ain't So Joe." Jan Van Meter discusses his book with communications strategist Alan Ampolsk at the Book Culture bookstore in New York City. Mr. Meter answered questions from the audience. Jan Van Meter is the author of "Tippecanoe and Tyler Too: Famous Slogans and Catchphrases in American History."
2:55 AM EDTApprox. 55 min.Researching the 1948 Lizzie Borden BalletLibrary of Congress archivist and dance curator Libby Smigel delivered an illustrated talk on how ... Library of Congress archivist and dance curator Libby Smigel delivered an illustrated talk on how to utilize the library's resources and collections. Her presentation focused on Fall River Legend, a 1948 ballet that interprets the sensational murder case of Lizzie Borden, who on June 20, 1893 was acquitted of killing her father and stepmother with a hatchet; though the ballet finds her guilty as charged. The U.S. Capitol Historical Society hosted this event as part of a series on Congress and the arts. 3:50 AM EDTApprox. 10 min.Secret Lives of Michigan ObjectsThe "Secret Lives of Michigan Objects" Exhibit highlights Michigan-related artifacts and ... The "Secret Lives of Michigan Objects" Exhibit highlights Michigan-related artifacts and experiments with new and different ways to present these objects in a museum setting. Michigan History Center's Museum Director Suzanne Fischer explained how the exhibit encourages people to look at old objects in a new way. 4:00 AM EDTApprox. 42 min.The Civil War Cumberland Valley RailroadScott Mingus, co-author of "Targeted Tracks," talked about the importance of the Cumberland Valley ... Scott Mingus, co-author of "Targeted Tracks," talked about the importance of the Cumberland Valley Railroad during the Civil War. This was a one-track railroad running from Hagerstown, Maryland to Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. It was used to move Union troops, ammunition and supplies and was often under attack by Confederate forces. The Gettysburg Heritage Center in Pennsylvania hosted this talk.
4:42 AM EDTApprox. 18 min.Michigan State CapitolMichigan moved its capital from Detroit to Lansing in 1847. Matthew VanAcker, Director of the ... Michigan moved its capital from Detroit to Lansing in 1847. Matthew VanAcker, Director of the Michigan Capitol Tour Service, explained why Lansing was chosen and gave a tour of the House and Senate Chambers. 5:00 AM EDTApprox. 45 min.The Civil War Union Seventh West Virginia Infantry After the WarMark Snell, co-author of "The Seventh West Virginia Infantry," talked about the activities of the ... Mark Snell, co-author of "The Seventh West Virginia Infantry," talked about the activities of the Union regiment both during the war and after, including the dedication of a monument at Gettysburg. 5:45 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 5 min.New Research on Alexander HamiltonHistorian Michael Newton talked about his book, "Discovering Hamilton: New Discoveries in the ... Historian Michael Newton talked about his book, "Discovering Hamilton: New Discoveries in the Lives of Alexander Hamilton, His Family, Friends, and Colleagues, From Various Archives Around the World." The Fraunces Tavern Museum hosted this event.
6:50 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 6 min.Oak Ridge, Tennessee After the Manhattan ProjectOak Ridge National Laboratory veteran Al Ekkebus talked about the World War II nuclear weapons ... Oak Ridge National Laboratory veteran Al Ekkebus talked about the World War II nuclear weapons program known as the Manhattan Project, the program's aftermath and the impact on the main developmental facility in Oak Ridge, Tennessee. He focused on the years 1945 to 1950. The American Museum of Science and Energy in Oak Ridge hosted this event. 7:56 AM EDTApprox. 4 min.Rep. Elissa Slotkin on Michigan's 8th Congressional DistrictRepresentative Elissa Slotkin (D-MI) talked about the 8th Congressional District including its ... Representative Elissa Slotkin (D-MI) talked about the 8th Congressional District including its history and economic drivers. 8:00 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr.History Bookshelf Pete Hegseth, "In the Arena"Pete Hegseth talked about his book, "In the Arena: Good Citizens, a Great Republic, and How One ... Pete Hegseth talked about his book, "In the Arena: Good Citizens, a Great Republic, and How One Speech Can Reinvigorate America," in which he discussed Theodore Roosevelt's "Citizenship in a Republic" address and offers his own updated version of the address.
9:00 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 5 min.1960s Black Freedom MovementFour civil rights activists discussed their experiences as part of the 1960s black freedom ... Four civil rights activists discussed their experiences as part of the 1960s black freedom movement. Panelists also talked about race relations in modern times and how lessons learned in the 1960s might be applied today. This was part of the Association of African American Museums annual conference. 10:05 AM EDTApprox. 55 min.The Civil War 1863 Tullahoma CampaignAuthor Chris Kolakowski talked about the 1863 Tullahoma Campaign in Tennessee. He argued that the ... Author Chris Kolakowski talked about the 1863 Tullahoma Campaign in Tennessee. He argued that the power struggles between the Confederate leaders in the Army of Tennessee resulted in their unpreparedness for battle. This talk was part of a symposium on "Forgotten Battles of the Civil War" hosted by the "Emerging Civil War" blog. 11:00 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 5 min.The Civil War Civil War ViolenceLouisiana State University professor Aaron Sheehan-Dean discussed violence in the Civil War. Mr. ... Louisiana State University professor Aaron Sheehan-Dean discussed violence in the Civil War. Mr. Sheehan-Dean is the author of "The Calculus of Violence: How Americans Fought the Civil War." This talk was part of the annual summer conference hosted by the Gettysburg College Civil War Institute.
12:05 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 1 min.Shakespeare & U.S. PoliticsShakespeare enthusiast and U.S. Senate Finance Committee Democratic Chief Counsel Michael Evans ... Shakespeare enthusiast and U.S. Senate Finance Committee Democratic Chief Counsel Michael Evans discussed how the Bard has been invoked in historic congressional debates, and the political lessons that might be learned from his plays, especially the tragedies. The U.S. Capitol Historical Society hosted this program. 1:06 PM EDTApprox. 9 min.Secret Lives of Michigan ObjectsThe "Secret Lives of Michigan Objects" Exhibit highlights Michigan-related artifacts and ... The "Secret Lives of Michigan Objects" Exhibit highlights Michigan-related artifacts and experiments with new and different ways to present these objects in a museum setting. Michigan History Center's Museum Director Suzanne Fischer explained how the exhibit encourages people to look at old objects in a new way. 1:15 PM EDTApprox. 44 min.History Bookshelf Bradley Birzer, "Russell Kirk"Bradley Birzer talked about Russell Kirk: American Conservative, his biography of influential ... Bradley Birzer talked about Russell Kirk: American Conservative, his biography of influential conservative writer Russell Kirk. He spoke at Jones College Prep High School at the 2016 Chicago Tribune Printers Row Lit Fest.
1:59 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 5 min.American History TV Visits Lansing, MichiganThe C-SPAN Cities Tour visited Lansing, Michigan on American History TV to learn about the history ... The C-SPAN Cities Tour visited Lansing, Michigan on American History TV to learn about the history of the city from local experts and historians. 3:04 PM EDTApprox. 56 min.The Presidency FDR & Presidential Adviser Robert JacksonWilliam Casto talked about FDR's relationship with Robert Jackson, who served during his ... William Casto talked about FDR's relationship with Robert Jackson, who served during his administration as solicitor general, attorney general and as a Supreme Court justice. Mr. Casto is the author of, "Advising the President: Attorney General Robert H. Jackson and Franklin D. Roosevelt." The Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum hosted this program. 4:00 PM EDTApprox. 35 min.Reel America "Motor Convoy" 1919 Silent Army FilmMichael Owen, author of "After Ike: On the Trail of the Century-Old Journey that Changed America," ... Michael Owen, author of "After Ike: On the Trail of the Century-Old Journey that Changed America," provides commentary for a 1919 U.S. Army silent film documenting a transcontinental motor convoy. The 81 vehicles started near the White House and traveled to San Francisco on sometimes nearly impassable roads. The convoy's mission was to assess road conditions for large trucks driving from coast to coast. The journey of about 300 military personnel, including Lt. Col. Dwight Eisenhower, took place from July 7 to September 7, 1919. The 1919 Army film is part of the National Archives collections.
4:35 PM EDTApprox. 15 min.R.E. Olds & Lansing's Automobile IndustryRansom E. Olds is credited for the growth of the automobile industry in Lansing, Michigan, which ... Ransom E. Olds is credited for the growth of the automobile industry in Lansing, Michigan, which at one time was the home for Olds Motor Works and REO Motor Car Company. R.E. Olds Transportation Museum Executive Director Bill Adcock talked about R.E. Olds' contributions. 4:50 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 9 min.Alexander Hamilton's Military CareerHistorian Damien Cregeau talked about Alexander Hamilton's military career and his relationship ... Historian Damien Cregeau talked about Alexander Hamilton's military career and his relationship with George Washington. The Dey Mansion in Wayne, New Jersey -- the site of Washington's 1780 headquarters -- hosted this event. 5:59 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 16 min.First Enslaved Africans 400th AnniversaryThe Congressional Black Caucus hosted a ceremony marking the 400th anniversary of the first ... The Congressional Black Caucus hosted a ceremony marking the 400th anniversary of the first enslaved Africans to arrive in British North America. Participants included House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, actress Alfre Woodard and historian Annette Gordon-Reed. This was held in Emancipation Hall in the Capitol Visitor Center.
7:15 PM EDTApprox. 40 min.400th Anniversary of Virginia General Assembly - Part 2A commemoration of the 400th anniversary of the first Virginia General Assembly. This is the ... A commemoration of the 400th anniversary of the first Virginia General Assembly. This is the second of two parts. 7:55 PM EDTApprox. 4 min.Rep. Elissa Slotkin on Michigan's 8th Congressional DistrictRepresentative Elissa Slotkin (D-MI) talked about the 8th Congressional District including its ... Representative Elissa Slotkin (D-MI) talked about the 8th Congressional District including its history and economic drivers. 7:59 PM EDTApprox. 45 min.The Presidency Herbert Hoover's World War I Relief WorkHerbert Hoover's biographer George Nash recalled his World War I relief work, which saved the ... Herbert Hoover's biographer George Nash recalled his World War I relief work, which saved the lives of millions caught up in the war and its aftermath -- and which set the stage for his White House run. This talk at Hoover's presidential library in West Branch, Iowa opened a day-long conference on his humanitarian efforts.
8:44 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 16 min.African American Activism Since 1619The Massachusetts Historical Society hosted a panel discussion titled, "Legacies of 1619: ... The Massachusetts Historical Society hosted a panel discussion titled, "Legacies of 1619: Recognition & Resilience." Four scholars explored how African American activism, culture and institutions have survived and thrived despite the long history of slavery and discrimination. This program was part of a Massachusetts Historical Society series titled "Legacies of 1619." 10:00 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 15 min.First Enslaved Africans 400th AnniversaryThe Congressional Black Caucus hosted a ceremony marking the 400th anniversary of the first ... The Congressional Black Caucus hosted a ceremony marking the 400th anniversary of the first enslaved Africans to arrive in British North America. Participants included House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, actress Alfre Woodard and historian Annette Gordon-Reed. This was held in Emancipation Hall in the Capitol Visitor Center. 11:15 PM EDTApprox. 41 min.400th Anniversary of Virginia General Assembly - Part 2A commemoration of the 400th anniversary of the first Virginia General Assembly. This is the ... A commemoration of the 400th anniversary of the first Virginia General Assembly. This is the second of two parts.
11:56 PM EDTApprox. 4 min.Rep. Elissa Slotkin on Michigan's 8th Congressional DistrictRepresentative Elissa Slotkin (D-MI) talked about the 8th Congressional District including its ... Representative Elissa Slotkin (D-MI) talked about the 8th Congressional District including its history and economic drivers.
Monday, September 23
12:00 AM EDTApprox. 45 min.The Presidency Herbert Hoover's World War I Relief WorkHerbert Hoover's biographer George Nash recalled his World War I relief work, which saved the ... Herbert Hoover's biographer George Nash recalled his World War I relief work, which saved the lives of millions caught up in the war and its aftermath -- and which set the stage for his White House run. This talk at Hoover's presidential library in West Branch, Iowa opened a day-long conference on his humanitarian efforts. 12:45 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 15 min.African American Activism Since 1619The Massachusetts Historical Society hosted a panel discussion titled, "Legacies of 1619: ... The Massachusetts Historical Society hosted a panel discussion titled, "Legacies of 1619: Recognition & Resilience." Four scholars explored how African American activism, culture and institutions have survived and thrived despite the long history of slavery and discrimination. This program was part of a Massachusetts Historical Society series titled "Legacies of 1619." 2:00 AM EDTApprox. 35 min.Reel America "Motor Convoy" 1919 Silent Army FilmMichael Owen, author of "After Ike: On the Trail of the Century-Old Journey that Changed America," ... Michael Owen, author of "After Ike: On the Trail of the Century-Old Journey that Changed America," provides commentary for a 1919 U.S. Army silent film documenting a transcontinental motor convoy. The 81 vehicles started near the White House and traveled to San Francisco on sometimes nearly impassable roads. The convoy's mission was to assess road conditions for large trucks driving from coast to coast. The journey of about 300 military personnel, including Lt. Col. Dwight Eisenhower, took place from July 7 to September 7, 1919. The 1919 Army film is part of the National Archives collections.
2:35 AM EDTApprox. 15 min.R.E. Olds & Lansing's Automobile IndustryRansom E. Olds is credited for the growth of the automobile industry in Lansing, Michigan, which ... Ransom E. Olds is credited for the growth of the automobile industry in Lansing, Michigan, which at one time was the home for Olds Motor Works and REO Motor Car Company. R.E. Olds Transportation Museum Executive Director Bill Adcock talked about R.E. Olds' contributions. 2:50 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 9 min.Alexander Hamilton's Military CareerHistorian Damien Cregeau talked about Alexander Hamilton's military career and his relationship ... Historian Damien Cregeau talked about Alexander Hamilton's military career and his relationship with George Washington. The Dey Mansion in Wayne, New Jersey -- the site of Washington's 1780 headquarters -- hosted this event. 3:59 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 6 min.American History TV Visits Lansing, MichiganThe C-SPAN Cities Tour visited Lansing, Michigan on American History TV to learn about the history ... The C-SPAN Cities Tour visited Lansing, Michigan on American History TV to learn about the history of the city from local experts and historians.
5:05 AM EDTApprox. 55 min.The Presidency FDR & Presidential Adviser Robert JacksonWilliam Casto talked about FDR's relationship with Robert Jackson, who served during his ... William Casto talked about FDR's relationship with Robert Jackson, who served during his administration as solicitor general, attorney general and as a Supreme Court justice. Mr. Casto is the author of, "Advising the President: Attorney General Robert H. Jackson and Franklin D. Roosevelt." The Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum hosted this program. 6:00 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 15 min.First Enslaved Africans 400th AnniversaryThe Congressional Black Caucus hosted a ceremony marking the 400th anniversary of the first ... The Congressional Black Caucus hosted a ceremony marking the 400th anniversary of the first enslaved Africans to arrive in British North America. Participants included House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, actress Alfre Woodard and historian Annette Gordon-Reed. This was held in Emancipation Hall in the Capitol Visitor Center. 7:15 AM EDTApprox. 35 min.Reel America "Motor Convoy" 1919 Silent Army FilmMichael Owen, author of "After Ike: On the Trail of the Century-Old Journey that Changed America," ... Michael Owen, author of "After Ike: On the Trail of the Century-Old Journey that Changed America," provides commentary for a 1919 U.S. Army silent film documenting a transcontinental motor convoy. The 81 vehicles started near the White House and traveled to San Francisco on sometimes nearly impassable roads. The convoy's mission was to assess road conditions for large trucks driving from coast to coast. The journey of about 300 military personnel, including Lt. Col. Dwight Eisenhower, took place from July 7 to September 7, 1919. The 1919 Army film is part of the National Archives collections.
7:50 AM EDTApprox. 10 min.Secret Lives of Michigan ObjectsThe "Secret Lives of Michigan Objects" Exhibit highlights Michigan-related artifacts and ... The "Secret Lives of Michigan Objects" Exhibit highlights Michigan-related artifacts and experiments with new and different ways to present these objects in a museum setting. Michigan History Center's Museum Director Suzanne Fischer explained how the exhibit encourages people to look at old objects in a new way.