American History TV Schedule

Week of October 10 through October 17

All times and durations are subject to change

Saturday, October 12
7:38 AM EDTApprox. 22 min.American Artifacts Motor City ExhibitDetroit's auto industry began in the 1890s, and by the early 1900s the city was attracting workers ... Detroit's auto industry began in the 1890s, and by the early 1900s the city was attracting workers from around the world looking for high paying factory jobs. Joel Stone, Senior Curator at the Detroit Historical Museum, toured the "America's Motor City" Exhibit to talk about how Detroit became known as the "Motor City". 8:00 AM EDTApprox. 30 min.Reel America "Desert Venture" - 1948This film produced by Standard Oil Company of California, now Chevron Corporation, documents oil ... This film produced by Standard Oil Company of California, now Chevron Corporation, documents oil exploration and well-drilling efforts in Saudi Arabia from 1932 until about 1948. The Arabia American Oil Company (Aramco), now Saudi Aramco, has been 100% owned by the Saudi government since 1980, and is now one of the most profitable companies in the world. 8:30 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 30 min.20th Century Social Insurance & Public AssistanceOutgoing Economic History Association president Price Fishback presented an illustrated talk ... Outgoing Economic History Association president Price Fishback presented an illustrated talk titled "Social Insurance and Public Assistance in the 20th Century." Professor Fishback traced the history of spending on social insurance programs from their early 20th century beginnings at the local and state level, to 1930s New Deal federal programs, to more recent trends in policy, spending, and outcomes. This event was the presidential address for the Economic History Association's annual meeting.
10:00 AM EDTApprox. 35 min.American Artifacts "Votes for Women" ExhibitHistorian Kate Clarke Lemay gave American History TV a guided tour of a National Portrait Gallery ... Historian Kate Clarke Lemay gave American History TV a guided tour of a National Portrait Gallery exhibit marking the centennial of the 19th Amendment. Using images of early suffrage leaders, Lemay showed how the movement intersected with the abolitionist and temperance movements. This was the first of a two-part program. 10:35 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 25 min.American DemocracySophia Rosenfeld is the author of "Democracy and Truth: A Short History." She talked about the ... Sophia Rosenfeld is the author of "Democracy and Truth: A Short History." She talked about the long-held tensions among citizens in a democracy to determine what the truth is -- rather than relying on an elite class to determine the truth for them. The Robert C. Byrd Center for Congressional History and Education hosted this event. 12:00 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 4 min.The Presidency Herbert Hoover, FDR & World War II Relief AidThis program was part of a conference on Herbert Hoover's humanitarian efforts during the two ... This program was part of a conference on Herbert Hoover's humanitarian efforts during the two world wars. Hal Elliott Wert, a Kansas City Art Institute professor emeritus talked about the views and policies of President Franklin D. Roosevelt and former President Hoover on war-torn Europe in the 1930s and 40s -- and the question of what to do about the plight of war victims, especially women and children. He illustrated his remarks with a selection of wartime posters. He's followed by a Q&A session with all four conference speakers.
1:04 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 10 min.The Battle of AttuJournalist Mark Obmascik talked about his book, " The Storm on Our Shores: One Island, Two ... Journalist Mark Obmascik talked about his book, " The Storm on Our Shores: One Island, Two Soldiers, and the Forgotten Battle of World War II." On May 11, 1943, 12,500 U.S. soldiers landed on Attu Island, Alaska in an effort to force out a Japanese army that had occupied the area for almost a year. Fought in the harsh climate and terrain of the Aleutian Islands, the Battle of Attu was one of the bloodiest engagements in the Pacific theater. Mr. Obmascik told the story through the experiences of a Japanese medic and an American officer. The Denver Eclectics hosted this event. 2:14 PM EDTApprox. 45 min.Reel America "Report from the Aleutians" - 1943War Department film directed and narrated by John Huston. The documentary tells the story of the ... War Department film directed and narrated by John Huston. The documentary tells the story of the early stages of the Aleutian Islands Campaign during World War II and depicts the harsh weather and living conditions faced by U.S. forces. . 2:59 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 1 min.The Lost Soldier - The Ordeal of a World War II GI from the Home Front to the Hürtgen ForestThe National World War II Museum hosted a conversation with author Chris Hartley about his book, ... The National World War II Museum hosted a conversation with author Chris Hartley about his book, "The Lost Soldier: The Ordeal of a World War II GI from the Home Front to the Hrtgen Forest." Using letters, diaries, and official war records, Mr. Hartley told the story of Pete Lynn and his wife Ruth in an event marking the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Hrtgen Forest.
4:00 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 10 min.History Bookshelf Nathaniel Philbrick, "Valiant Ambition"Nathaniel Philbrick talked about his book Valiant Ambition: George Washington, Benedict Arnold, ... Nathaniel Philbrick talked about his book Valiant Ambition: George Washington, Benedict Arnold, and the Fate of the American Revolution, in which he examines the relationship between Revolutionary War generals George Washington and Benedict Arnold. In his book, the author asserts that Benedict Arnold, one of Washington's most trusted generals, became disenchanted with the revolution due to opportunistic politicians, which resulted in his decision to switch his allegiance. 5:10 PM EDTApprox. 42 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. 5:52 PM EDTApprox. 7 min.National History Day - "Tinker v. Des Moines 1969, Up in Armbands" ExhibitThree high school students from Kamehameha Schools in Honolulu use a National History Day exhibit ... Three high school students from Kamehameha Schools in Honolulu use a National History Day exhibit to tell the story of a landmark Supreme Court case and how it relates to political protests and actions by young people today.
5:59 PM EDTApprox. 56 min.The Civil War Battle of Wilson's CreekKristen Pawlak talked about the Battle of Wilson's Creek, fought between Union and Confederate ... Kristen Pawlak talked about the Battle of Wilson's Creek, fought between Union and Confederate forces in southwest Missouri in August 1861. She explained that the conflict, while not widely known, is significant because it was the first major battle west of the Mississippi River. This talk was a part of a symposium on "Forgotten Battles of the Civil War" hosted by the "Emerging Civil War" blog. 6:55 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 5 min.The Civil War Slave Refugee CampsAmy Murrell Taylor talked about her book, "Embattled Freedom: Journeys Through the Civil War's ... Amy Murrell Taylor talked about her book, "Embattled Freedom: Journeys Through the Civil War's Slave Refugee Camps." This was part of the Gettysburg College Civil War Institute's annual conference. 8:00 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 15 min.Lectures in History Native Americans & Colonial-Era Power StrugglesDaniel Richter of the University of Pennsylvania taught a class on 18th century power struggles ... Daniel Richter of the University of Pennsylvania taught a class on 18th century power struggles among Native Americans, colonial settlers and European empires. The class was part of a seminar for high school teachers hosted by the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History in partnership with the Library Company of Philadelphia.
9:15 PM EDTApprox. 44 min.The Presidency World War I-Era German HungerMary Elisabeth Cox documented the depth of hunger among German women and children between 1914 and ... Mary Elisabeth Cox documented the depth of hunger among German women and children between 1914 and 1924. This talk was from a day-long conference at the Herbert Hoover Presidential Library in West Branch, Iowa. The conference explored Hoover's reputation as the "Great Humanitarian" during both world wars. It was his World War I work which provided the foundation for his White House run. 9:59 PM EDTApprox. 30 min.Reel America "The Whole World is Watching" - 1971This film by the Washington, DC Metropolitan Police Department documents a series of anti-Vietnam ... This film by the Washington, DC Metropolitan Police Department documents a series of anti-Vietnam War actions by about 45,000 protesters in 1971. Blocking access to government buildings and disrupting traffic, activists sought to "shut down the federal government" as stated in their widely-circulated "May Day Tactical Manual." On May 3, 1971, more than 7,000 protesters were arrested for failing to leave their campsites in West Potomac Park - the largest mass arrest in U.S. history. The film is shown courtesy of the International Association of Chiefs of Police, the distributor and copyright holder. 10:29 PM EDTApprox. 56 min.Arlington Cemetery Dedication of USS Thresher MemorialUSS Thresher was a nuclear-powered submarine which broke up underwater on April 10, 1963 ... USS Thresher was a nuclear-powered submarine which broke up underwater on April 10, 1963 approximately 220 miles east of Boston. All 129 people on board died: 16 officers, 96 enlisted men, and 17 civilian technicians. This ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery was to dedicate the USS Thresher Commemorative Memorial. Speakers include former Chief of Naval Operations John Richardson; Thomas Wiley, brother of USS Thresher crewmember John Wiley; and Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-New Hampshire).
11:25 PM EDTApprox. 35 min.American Artifacts "Votes for Women" ExhibitHistorian Kate Clarke Lemay gave American History TV a guided tour of a National Portrait Gallery ... Historian Kate Clarke Lemay gave American History TV a guided tour of a National Portrait Gallery exhibit marking the centennial of the 19th Amendment. Using images of early suffrage leaders, Lemay showed how the movement intersected with the abolitionist and temperance movements. This was the first of a two-part program.
Sunday, October 13
12:00 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 15 min.Lectures in History Native Americans & Colonial-Era Power StrugglesDaniel Richter of the University of Pennsylvania taught a class on 18th century power struggles ... Daniel Richter of the University of Pennsylvania taught a class on 18th century power struggles among Native Americans, colonial settlers and European empires. The class was part of a seminar for high school teachers hosted by the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History in partnership with the Library Company of Philadelphia. 1:15 AM EDTApprox. 45 min.The Presidency World War I-Era German HungerMary Elisabeth Cox documented the depth of hunger among German women and children between 1914 and ... Mary Elisabeth Cox documented the depth of hunger among German women and children between 1914 and 1924. This talk was from a day-long conference at the Herbert Hoover Presidential Library in West Branch, Iowa. The conference explored Hoover's reputation as the "Great Humanitarian" during both world wars. It was his World War I work which provided the foundation for his White House run. 2:00 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 9 min.History Bookshelf Nathaniel Philbrick, "Valiant Ambition"Nathaniel Philbrick talked about his book Valiant Ambition: George Washington, Benedict Arnold, ... Nathaniel Philbrick talked about his book Valiant Ambition: George Washington, Benedict Arnold, and the Fate of the American Revolution, in which he examines the relationship between Revolutionary War generals George Washington and Benedict Arnold. In his book, the author asserts that Benedict Arnold, one of Washington's most trusted generals, became disenchanted with the revolution due to opportunistic politicians, which resulted in his decision to switch his allegiance.
3:09 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 41 min.Wartime Violence Against Women & CensorshipWest Point history professor Jennie Kiesling discussed the ways military historians romanticize ... West Point history professor Jennie Kiesling discussed the ways military historians romanticize and censor their research, and how they are less likely to address violence against women. The New York Military Affairs Symposium hosted this event. 4:50 AM EDTApprox. 55 min.The Civil War Battle of Wilson's CreekKristen Pawlak talked about the Battle of Wilson's Creek, fought between Union and Confederate ... Kristen Pawlak talked about the Battle of Wilson's Creek, fought between Union and Confederate forces in southwest Missouri in August 1861. She explained that the conflict, while not widely known, is significant because it was the first major battle west of the Mississippi River. This talk was a part of a symposium on "Forgotten Battles of the Civil War" hosted by the "Emerging Civil War" blog. 5:45 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 5 min.The Civil War Slave Refugee CampsAmy Murrell Taylor talked about her book, "Embattled Freedom: Journeys Through the Civil War's ... Amy Murrell Taylor talked about her book, "Embattled Freedom: Journeys Through the Civil War's Slave Refugee Camps." This was part of the Gettysburg College Civil War Institute's annual conference.
6:50 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 10 min.The Battle of AttuJournalist Mark Obmascik talked about his book, " The Storm on Our Shores: One Island, Two ... Journalist Mark Obmascik talked about his book, " The Storm on Our Shores: One Island, Two Soldiers, and the Forgotten Battle of World War II." On May 11, 1943, 12,500 U.S. soldiers landed on Attu Island, Alaska in an effort to force out a Japanese army that had occupied the area for almost a year. Fought in the harsh climate and terrain of the Aleutian Islands, the Battle of Attu was one of the bloodiest engagements in the Pacific theater. Mr. Obmascik told the story through the experiences of a Japanese medic and an American officer. The Denver Eclectics hosted this event. 8:00 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr.History Bookshelf Bryan Burrough, "Days of Rage"Bryan Burrough talked about his book, "Days of Rage: America's Radical Underground, the FBI, and ... Bryan Burrough talked about his book, "Days of Rage: America's Radical Underground, the FBI, and the Forgotten Age of Revolutionary Violence." He spoke with Rick Perlstein, author of "The Invisible Bridge: The Fall of Nixon and the Rise of Reagan." Clarence Page contributed from the audience. "Days of Rage: Bryan Burrough in conversation with Rick Perlstein" took place in the north auditorium of Jones College Prep High School at the 2015 Chicago Tribune Printers Row Lit Fest. The program concluded with scenes of the book festival and schedule information. 9:00 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 5 min.The Lost Soldier - The Ordeal of a World War II GI from the Home Front to the Hürtgen ForestThe National World War II Museum hosted a conversation with author Chris Hartley about his book, ... The National World War II Museum hosted a conversation with author Chris Hartley about his book, "The Lost Soldier: The Ordeal of a World War II GI from the Home Front to the Hrtgen Forest." Using letters, diaries, and official war records, Mr. Hartley told the story of Pete Lynn and his wife Ruth in an event marking the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Hrtgen Forest.
10:05 AM EDTApprox. 50 min.The Civil War 1861 Battle of PhilippiJon-Erik Gilot examined the Battle of Philippi, fought in West Virginia in June 1861. He argued ... Jon-Erik Gilot examined the Battle of Philippi, fought in West Virginia in June 1861. He argued that although the action was brief, it is significant because it was the first organized land engagement of the war and brought national recognition to key figures. This talk was a part of a "Forgotten Battles of the Civil War" Symposium hosted by the "Emerging Civil War" blog. 10:55 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 7 min.The Civil War 1864 Atlanta CampaignLincoln Memorial University professor Earl Hess talked about the tactics, terrain, and trenches in ... Lincoln Memorial University professor Earl Hess talked about the tactics, terrain, and trenches in the 1864 Atlanta Campaign. This talk was part of the annual summer conference hosted by the Gettysburg College Civil War Institute. 12:02 PM EDTApprox. 53 min.Lectures in History Nixon, Kissinger and U.S. Withdrawal From VietnamU.S. Air Force Academy professor Stephen Randolph taught a class about President Richard Nixon, ... U.S. Air Force Academy professor Stephen Randolph taught a class about President Richard Nixon, his National Security Adviser Henry Kissinger, and their strategy for the U.S. withdrawal from Vietnam.
12:55 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 5 min.Fostering Civic Knowledge & EngagementThe U.S. Capitol Historical Society hosted a Constitution Day program celebrating their "We the ... The U.S. Capitol Historical Society hosted a Constitution Day program celebrating their "We the People" educational initiative, followed by a panel discussion on how schools and institutions can foster civic knowledge and engagement. 2:00 PM EDTApprox. 55 min.National Native American Veterans Memorial DesignArtist Harvey Pratt shared his vision for the National Native American Veterans memorial in a ... Artist Harvey Pratt shared his vision for the National Native American Veterans memorial in a conversation with Kevin Gover, the director of the National Museum of the American Indian. Mr. Pratt discussed his background as an artist, as well as his own experience as a former U.S. Marine in Vietnam. This event was hosted by the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian. 2:55 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 5 min.Native American Activist Vine DeloriaPhilip Deloria talked about the work and activism of his father, Vine Deloria Jr. He described how ... Philip Deloria talked about the work and activism of his father, Vine Deloria Jr. He described how his father's work was influential on Native American activism and culture in the 1960s. This event was hosted by the University of Colorado Boulder's Center of the American West.
4:00 PM EDTApprox. 30 min.Reel America "The Whole World is Watching" - 1971This film by the Washington, DC Metropolitan Police Department documents a series of anti-Vietnam ... This film by the Washington, DC Metropolitan Police Department documents a series of anti-Vietnam War actions by about 45,000 protesters in 1971. Blocking access to government buildings and disrupting traffic, activists sought to "shut down the federal government" as stated in their widely-circulated "May Day Tactical Manual." On May 3, 1971, more than 7,000 protesters were arrested for failing to leave their campsites in West Potomac Park - the largest mass arrest in U.S. history. The film is shown courtesy of the International Association of Chiefs of Police, the distributor and copyright holder. 4:30 PM EDTApprox. 55 min.Arlington Cemetery Dedication of USS Thresher MemorialUSS Thresher was a nuclear-powered submarine which broke up underwater on April 10, 1963 ... USS Thresher was a nuclear-powered submarine which broke up underwater on April 10, 1963 approximately 220 miles east of Boston. All 129 people on board died: 16 officers, 96 enlisted men, and 17 civilian technicians. This ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery was to dedicate the USS Thresher Commemorative Memorial. Speakers include former Chief of Naval Operations John Richardson; Thomas Wiley, brother of USS Thresher crewmember John Wiley; and Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-New Hampshire). 5:25 PM EDTApprox. 16 min.Invention of RumWidener University history professor Jordan Smith talked about the invention of rum and its impact ... Widener University history professor Jordan Smith talked about the invention of rum and its impact on the Atlantic world during the 17th and 18th centuries. This interview was recorded at the Organization of American Historians annual meeting in Philadelphia.
5:41 PM EDTApprox. 4 min.Bear Butte Native American Sacred MountainHistorian Donovin Sprague took us to the sacred Native American site of Bear Butte, South Dakota. Historian Donovin Sprague took us to the sacred Native American site of Bear Butte, South Dakota. 5:45 PM EDTApprox. 14 min.National History Day - "Dimes over Disease"Three students from Classical Scholars school in Mills River, North Carolina perform in the ... Three students from Classical Scholars school in Mills River, North Carolina perform in the National History Day competition in College Park, Maryland. Their topic was the March of Dimes fundraising effort to cure polio in the 1930s, '40s, and '50s. 5:59 PM EDTApprox. 10 min.Reel America "Operation Vittles" - 1948This U.S. Air Force film nominated for an Academy Award tells the story of the Berlin Airlift, one ... This U.S. Air Force film nominated for an Academy Award tells the story of the Berlin Airlift, one of the opening events of the Cold War.
6:09 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 33 min.Berlin Airlift 70th AnniversaryFrom June 26, 1948 to May 12, 1949, the Soviet Union blockaded West Berlin, Germany, preventing ... From June 26, 1948 to May 12, 1949, the Soviet Union blockaded West Berlin, Germany, preventing shipments of food, heating fuel, and other necessary goods. This program marked the 70th anniversary of the Berlin Airlift; the allied operation that used cargo planes to bypass the Soviet blockade. Two historians presented an illustrated history of the crisis, and they were then joined on stage by 92 year-old Berlin Airlift veteran Ralph Dionne, who was a C-54 flight engineer. The International Spy Museum and the Allied Museum in Berlin, Germany co-hosted this event. 7:42 PM EDTApprox. 8 min.Reel America "Hunger Blockade" - 1948The U.S. Office of Military Government for occupied West Germany produced this film to tell the ... The U.S. Office of Military Government for occupied West Germany produced this film to tell the story of the Berlin airlift from Germany's perspective. Originally in German, this English language version was produced for distribution to military personnel and audiences in Europe. 7:50 PM EDTApprox. 9 min.Black HillsThe United States Army's expedition to the Black Hills of South Dakota brought significant change ... The United States Army's expedition to the Black Hills of South Dakota brought significant change to the region, displacing the Native Americans who consider the land sacred. Mark Slocum, Executive Director, Minnilusa Historical Association and Pioneer Museum and Troy Kilpatrick, Executive Director of the Journey Museum, talked about the expedition and how it led to the birth of Rapid City.
7:59 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 6 min.The Presidency Secret Service Agent Rufus YoungbloodRebecca Vaughn talked about her father Rufus Youngblood and the 20 years he served as a Secret ... Rebecca Vaughn talked about her father Rufus Youngblood and the 20 years he served as a Secret Service agent during the administration's of Harry Truman, Dwight Eisenhower, John F. Kennedy, Lyndon B. Johnson and Richard Nixon. Among the stories she told was her father's actions on November 22, 1963, when he was protecting Vice President Johnson in JFK's Dallas motorcade. The Jimmy Carter Presidential Library and Museum hosted this event. 9:05 PM EDTApprox. 55 min.National Native American Veterans Memorial DesignArtist Harvey Pratt shared his vision for the National Native American Veterans memorial in a ... Artist Harvey Pratt shared his vision for the National Native American Veterans memorial in a conversation with Kevin Gover, the director of the National Museum of the American Indian. Mr. Pratt discussed his background as an artist, as well as his own experience as a former U.S. Marine in Vietnam. This event was hosted by the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian. 10:00 PM EDTApprox. 10 min.Reel America "Operation Vittles" - 1948This U.S. Air Force film nominated for an Academy Award tells the story of the Berlin Airlift, one ... This U.S. Air Force film nominated for an Academy Award tells the story of the Berlin Airlift, one of the opening events of the Cold War.
10:10 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 32 min.Berlin Airlift 70th AnniversaryFrom June 26, 1948 to May 12, 1949, the Soviet Union blockaded West Berlin, Germany, preventing ... From June 26, 1948 to May 12, 1949, the Soviet Union blockaded West Berlin, Germany, preventing shipments of food, heating fuel, and other necessary goods. This program marked the 70th anniversary of the Berlin Airlift; the allied operation that used cargo planes to bypass the Soviet blockade. Two historians presented an illustrated history of the crisis, and they were then joined on stage by 92 year-old Berlin Airlift veteran Ralph Dionne, who was a C-54 flight engineer. The International Spy Museum and the Allied Museum in Berlin, Germany co-hosted this event. 11:42 PM EDTApprox. 9 min.Reel America "Hunger Blockade" - 1948The U.S. Office of Military Government for occupied West Germany produced this film to tell the ... The U.S. Office of Military Government for occupied West Germany produced this film to tell the story of the Berlin airlift from Germany's perspective. Originally in German, this English language version was produced for distribution to military personnel and audiences in Europe. 11:51 PM EDTApprox. 9 min.Crazy Horse MemorialStarted in 1948, the Crazy Horse Monument in the Black Hills of South Dakota honors the Oglala ... Started in 1948, the Crazy Horse Monument in the Black Hills of South Dakota honors the Oglala Lakota Warrior and is the centerpiece of the campus that seeks to preserve the culture and tradition of all North American Indians. Jadwiga Ziolkowski, Director of Public Affairs of the Crazy Horse Memorial, and Monique Ziolkowski, Director of Mountain Carving, shared the history of the site and talked about their family's connection to the memorial.
Monday, October 14
12:00 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 5 min.The Presidency Secret Service Agent Rufus YoungbloodRebecca Vaughn talked about her father Rufus Youngblood and the 20 years he served as a Secret ... Rebecca Vaughn talked about her father Rufus Youngblood and the 20 years he served as a Secret Service agent during the administration's of Harry Truman, Dwight Eisenhower, John F. Kennedy, Lyndon B. Johnson and Richard Nixon. Among the stories she told was her father's actions on November 22, 1963, when he was protecting Vice President Johnson in JFK's Dallas motorcade. The Jimmy Carter Presidential Library and Museum hosted this event. 1:05 AM EDTApprox. 55 min.National Native American Veterans Memorial DesignArtist Harvey Pratt shared his vision for the National Native American Veterans memorial in a ... Artist Harvey Pratt shared his vision for the National Native American Veterans memorial in a conversation with Kevin Gover, the director of the National Museum of the American Indian. Mr. Pratt discussed his background as an artist, as well as his own experience as a former U.S. Marine in Vietnam. This event was hosted by the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian. 2:00 AM EDTApprox. 30 min.Reel America "The Whole World is Watching" - 1971This film by the Washington, DC Metropolitan Police Department documents a series of anti-Vietnam ... This film by the Washington, DC Metropolitan Police Department documents a series of anti-Vietnam War actions by about 45,000 protesters in 1971. Blocking access to government buildings and disrupting traffic, activists sought to "shut down the federal government" as stated in their widely-circulated "May Day Tactical Manual." On May 3, 1971, more than 7,000 protesters were arrested for failing to leave their campsites in West Potomac Park - the largest mass arrest in U.S. history. The film is shown courtesy of the International Association of Chiefs of Police, the distributor and copyright holder.
2:30 AM EDTApprox. 55 min.Arlington Cemetery Dedication of USS Thresher MemorialUSS Thresher was a nuclear-powered submarine which broke up underwater on April 10, 1963 ... USS Thresher was a nuclear-powered submarine which broke up underwater on April 10, 1963 approximately 220 miles east of Boston. All 129 people on board died: 16 officers, 96 enlisted men, and 17 civilian technicians. This ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery was to dedicate the USS Thresher Commemorative Memorial. Speakers include former Chief of Naval Operations John Richardson; Thomas Wiley, brother of USS Thresher crewmember John Wiley; and Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-New Hampshire). 3:25 AM EDTApprox. 15 min.Invention of RumWidener University history professor Jordan Smith talked about the invention of rum and its impact ... Widener University history professor Jordan Smith talked about the invention of rum and its impact on the Atlantic world during the 17th and 18th centuries. This interview was recorded at the Organization of American Historians annual meeting in Philadelphia. 3:40 AM EDTApprox. 4 min.Bear Butte Native American Sacred MountainHistorian Donovin Sprague took us to the sacred Native American site of Bear Butte, South Dakota. Historian Donovin Sprague took us to the sacred Native American site of Bear Butte, South Dakota.
3:44 AM EDTApprox. 11 min.National History Day - "Dimes over Disease"Three students from Classical Scholars school in Mills River, North Carolina perform in the ... Three students from Classical Scholars school in Mills River, North Carolina perform in the National History Day competition in College Park, Maryland. Their topic was the March of Dimes fundraising effort to cure polio in the 1930s, '40s, and '50s. 3:55 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr.The Lost Soldier - The Ordeal of a World War II GI from the Home Front to the Hürtgen ForestThe National World War II Museum hosted a conversation with author Chris Hartley about his book, ... The National World War II Museum hosted a conversation with author Chris Hartley about his book, "The Lost Soldier: The Ordeal of a World War II GI from the Home Front to the Hrtgen Forest." Using letters, diaries, and official war records, Mr. Hartley told the story of Pete Lynn and his wife Ruth in an event marking the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Hrtgen Forest. 4:55 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 5 min.The Presidency Secret Service Agent Rufus YoungbloodRebecca Vaughn talked about her father Rufus Youngblood and the 20 years he served as a Secret ... Rebecca Vaughn talked about her father Rufus Youngblood and the 20 years he served as a Secret Service agent during the administration's of Harry Truman, Dwight Eisenhower, John F. Kennedy, Lyndon B. Johnson and Richard Nixon. Among the stories she told was her father's actions on November 22, 1963, when he was protecting Vice President Johnson in JFK's Dallas motorcade. The Jimmy Carter Presidential Library and Museum hosted this event.
6:00 AM EDTApprox. 10 min.Reel America "Operation Vittles" - 1948This U.S. Air Force film nominated for an Academy Award tells the story of the Berlin Airlift, one ... This U.S. Air Force film nominated for an Academy Award tells the story of the Berlin Airlift, one of the opening events of the Cold War. 6:10 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 32 min.Berlin Airlift 70th AnniversaryFrom June 26, 1948 to May 12, 1949, the Soviet Union blockaded West Berlin, Germany, preventing ... From June 26, 1948 to May 12, 1949, the Soviet Union blockaded West Berlin, Germany, preventing shipments of food, heating fuel, and other necessary goods. This program marked the 70th anniversary of the Berlin Airlift; the allied operation that used cargo planes to bypass the Soviet blockade. Two historians presented an illustrated history of the crisis, and they were then joined on stage by 92 year-old Berlin Airlift veteran Ralph Dionne, who was a C-54 flight engineer. The International Spy Museum and the Allied Museum in Berlin, Germany co-hosted this event. 7:42 AM EDTApprox. 10 min.Reel America "Hunger Blockade" - 1948The U.S. Office of Military Government for occupied West Germany produced this film to tell the ... The U.S. Office of Military Government for occupied West Germany produced this film to tell the story of the Berlin airlift from Germany's perspective. Originally in German, this English language version was produced for distribution to military personnel and audiences in Europe.
7:52 AM EDTApprox. 8 min.Rapid City Flood of 1972Regarded as the worst recorded flood in South Dakota's history, the 1972 flood would alter the ... Regarded as the worst recorded flood in South Dakota's history, the 1972 flood would alter the look of Rapid City and help change how the federal government responds to natural disasters. Corey Christianson, Administration, Exhibits, and Curation Coordinator at the Journey Museum and Learning Center, talked about the impact the flood had on the city.