American History TV Schedule

Week of October 21 through October 28

All times and durations are subject to change

Saturday, October 26
8:00 AM EDTApprox. 13 min.Reel America "Hell-Bent for Election" - 1944This United Auto Workers animated campaign film for President Franklin Roosevelt was directed by ... This United Auto Workers animated campaign film for President Franklin Roosevelt was directed by Chuck Jones, who helped create Bugs Bunny and other characters for Warner Brothers, and later produced and directed "How the Grinch Stole Christmas." In this film, FDR is depicted as a modern steam engine -- the "Win the War Special," while his Republican opponent Gov. Thomas E. Dewey (R-NY) is depicted as an dilapidated steam engine -- the "Defeatist Limited." 8:13 AM EDTApprox. 8 min.Reel America Republicans Nominate Dewey - 1944 United NewsreelThis June 1944 U.S. Office of War Information newsreel includes four stories: "Republicans ... This June 1944 U.S. Office of War Information newsreel includes four stories: "Republicans Nominate Dewey," "New Government Installed in Rome," "Roosevelt Signs Soldiers Bill," and "China Builds Airfields for B-29 Bombers." The "Soldier's Bill" was signed on June 22, 1944 and is more commonly known as the GI Bill. 8:21 AM EDTApprox. 4 min.Reel America "Roosevelt Wins!" - 1944 United NewsreelThis U.S. Office of War Information newsreel is on the 1944 presidential election results, when ... This U.S. Office of War Information newsreel is on the 1944 presidential election results, when FDR defeated Gov. Thomas Dewey (R-New York) for an unprecedented fourth term.
8:25 AM EDTApprox. 20 min.Reel America "We the People" - 1940 Campaign FilmThis campaign film supporting 1940 Republican presidential candidate Wendell Willkie includes ... This campaign film supporting 1940 Republican presidential candidate Wendell Willkie includes scenes at historic locations in Philadelphia where the nominating convention was held. It also includes convention speeches, direct appeals by Willkie to viewers, and dramatic scenes with actors portraying Founding Fathers. 8:45 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 15 min.Sandra Day O'Connor - First Woman on Supreme CourtIn 1981, President Ronald Reagan nominated Sandra Day O'Connor to be the first woman to serve on ... In 1981, President Ronald Reagan nominated Sandra Day O'Connor to be the first woman to serve on the Supreme Court. Panelists including author Evan Thomas and one of O'Connor's sons discussed the factors, characteristics and qualifications that led to her appointment. This talk was part of an all-day conference commemorating the 38th anniversary of O'Connor's Senate confirmation. The Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Institute hosted the event. 10:00 AM EDTApprox. 24 min.American Artifacts WWII U.S. Army Battalion Aid StationPhysician and living history hobbyist Jack Moody portrayed a World War II U.S. Army battalion ... Physician and living history hobbyist Jack Moody portrayed a World War II U.S. Army battalion surgeon at the annual Army Heritage Days in Carlisle, Pennsylvania. Dr. Moody's medical tent was set up as a 101st Airborne battalion aid station, a mobile emergency room that would have been located close to the front lines.
10:24 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 26 min.Race, Gender, and GovernmentA panel of three scholars discussed four aspects of the year 1619: the beginnings of ... A panel of three scholars discussed four aspects of the year 1619: the beginnings of representative government, the arrival of the first enslaved Africans, the experiences of women, and the enslavement of Native Americans. Northern Virginia Community college and the Office of Historic Alexandria co-hosted this event. 11:50 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 14 min.The Presidency First Lady Pat NixonPat Nixon entered the White House as first lady 50 years ago in January 1969. A panel discussed ... Pat Nixon entered the White House as first lady 50 years ago in January 1969. A panel discussed her work, interests and contributions to the Nixon administration. The White House Historical Association and Richard Nixon Foundation co-hosted this event. 1:04 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 21 min.Lead-Up to 1783 Treaty of ParisUniversity of New Hampshire professor Eliga Gould delivered an address called "Making Peace in ... University of New Hampshire professor Eliga Gould delivered an address called "Making Peace in Britain, Ireland, and America: 1778 to 1783." He described the efforts of several peace commissions to end the Revolutionary War, and the events leading up to the 1783 Treaty of Paris. This keynote talk was part of a three-day conference co-hosted by the Museum of the American Revolution, Pritzker Military Museum & Library, and Richard C. von Hess Foundation.
2:25 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 35 min.Scotland & the American RevolutionScottish historian Andrew Mackillop explored his homeland's role during the American Revolution. ... Scottish historian Andrew Mackillop explored his homeland's role during the American Revolution. He argued that despite fighting for the losing side in the war, many Scots gained land and increased their social status after the war. The Museum of the American Revolution, Pritzker Military Museum & Library, and Richard C. von Hess Foundation co-hosted this event as part of a three-day international conference. 4:00 PM EDTApprox. 45 min.History Bookshelf Stacy Schiff, "The Witches"Stacy Schiff talked about her book "The Witches: Suspicion, Betrayal, and Hysteria in 1692 Salem," ... Stacy Schiff talked about her book "The Witches: Suspicion, Betrayal, and Hysteria in 1692 Salem," in which she recalls the Salem Witch Trials. She spoke on the History and Biography Stage at the 16th annual National Book Festival, held at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C. 4:45 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 7 min.The Presidency History of ImpeachmentThe co-authors of "Impeachment: An American History" discussed the only three presidential ... The co-authors of "Impeachment: An American History" discussed the only three presidential impeachment proceedings ever conducted: Those involving Andrew Johnson, Richard Nixon and Bill Clinton. Participants were historians Jon Meacham and Timothy Naftali, New York Times Chief White House Correspondent Peter Baker, and Jeffrey Engel, director of the Center for Presidential History at Southern Methodist University in Dallas.
5:52 PM EDTApprox. 8 min.Toledo WarIn the early 19th century both Ohio and the territory of Michigan fought over the right to claim ... In the early 19th century both Ohio and the territory of Michigan fought over the right to claim Toledo. Historian Tedd Long explained what led to the boundary dispute over the city and why the area was so hotly contested. 6:00 PM EDTApprox. 50 min.The Civil War 1864 New Market CampaignSarah Kay Bierle talked about 1864 New Market Campaign, which she argued resulted in the last ... Sarah Kay Bierle talked about 1864 New Market Campaign, which she argued resulted in the last major Confederate victory in the Shenandoah Valley and had a strategic importance far beyond the relatively small number of forces engaged. Ms. Bierle is the author of "Call Out the Cadets: The Battle of New Market, May 15, 1864." This talk was a part of symposium on "Forgotten Battles of the Civil War" hosted by the "Emerging Civil War" blog. 6:50 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 10 min.The Civil War The Common Civil War SoldierGettysburg College Civil War Institute director Peter Carmichael talked about his book, "The War ... Gettysburg College Civil War Institute director Peter Carmichael talked about his book, "The War for the Common Soldier: How Men Thought, Fought, and Survived in Civil War Armies."
8:00 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 10 min.Lectures in History Jean Harris & Scarsdale Diet Doctor Murder TrialUniversity of Colorado Denver professor Sarah Fields taught a class about the 1981 Jean Harris ... University of Colorado Denver professor Sarah Fields taught a class about the 1981 Jean Harris trial, who was accused of murdering the "Scarsdale Diet" doctor. Professor Fields described Harris' background, her long relationship with Dr. Herman Tarnower, and her conviction for the doctor's murder. 9:10 PM 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. 9:56 PM EDTApprox. 3 min.Representative Marcy Kaptur on the 9th DistrictRepresentative Marcy Kaptur (D-OH) discussed her district's economic drivers and use of federal ... Representative Marcy Kaptur (D-OH) discussed her district's economic drivers and use of federal funding.
9:59 PM EDTApprox. 33 min.Reel America President Richard Nixon "Silent Majority" Speech on Vietnam WarPresident Nixon talked to the nation about the prospects for peace in Vietnam. He outlined a ... President Nixon talked to the nation about the prospects for peace in Vietnam. He outlined a program of "Vietnamization" in which the U.S. military would gradually turn over operations to South Vietnam forces. This speech is often referred to as the "silent majority" speech because he said that despite protests against the war, a majority of Americans supported his policies. 10:32 PM EDTApprox. 17 min.Reel America "The Silent Majority" - 1969This U.S. Information Agency report examines the meaning of the term "Silent Majority" as used by ... This U.S. Information Agency report examines the meaning of the term "Silent Majority" as used by President Nixon in his November 3, 1969 address on Vietnam War policy. Anchored by Baltimore TV journalist Wiley Daniels, the film includes an interview with pollster George Gallup, comments from President Nixon and Senator Hubert Humphrey, and scenes of anti-war protests. 10:49 PM EDTApprox. 10 min.Col. James M. SchoonmakerThe lake freighter Col. James M. Schoonmaker launched in 1911. At the time, it was the largest ... The lake freighter Col. James M. Schoonmaker launched in 1911. At the time, it was the largest ship on the Great Lakes. Christopher Gillcrist, Executive Director at the National Museum of the Great Lakes, took us on a tour of the 617 foot-long ship that carried materials like coal, steel and grain across the Great Lakes.
10:59 PM EDTApprox. 12 min.Orlando Letelier & Ronni Moffitt MemorialAuthor & historian Alan McPherson told the story of a car bomb assassination in Washington, D.C. ... Author & historian Alan McPherson told the story of a car bomb assassination in Washington, D.C. on September 21, 1976. It killed Orlando Letelier, former Chilean ambassador to the United States, and his colleague Ronni Moffitt. 11:11 PM EDTApprox. 49 min.Alan McPherson, "Ghosts of Sheridan Circle"On September 21, 1976, a car bomb exploded at Sheridan Circle on Embassy Row in Washington, D.C., ... On September 21, 1976, a car bomb exploded at Sheridan Circle on Embassy Row in Washington, D.C., just over a mile from the White House. Historian Alan McPherson discussed his book, "Ghosts of Sheridan Circle: How a Washington Assassination Brought Pinochet's Terror State to Justice." His illustrated talk at Busboys and Poets Books detailed the politics in Chile at the time, and the consequences for the Chilean government following the assassination.
Sunday, October 27
12:00 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 10 min.Lectures in History Jean Harris & Scarsdale Diet Doctor Murder TrialUniversity of Colorado Denver professor Sarah Fields taught a class about the 1981 Jean Harris ... University of Colorado Denver professor Sarah Fields taught a class about the 1981 Jean Harris trial, who was accused of murdering the "Scarsdale Diet" doctor. Professor Fields described Harris' background, her long relationship with Dr. Herman Tarnower, and her conviction for the doctor's murder. 1:10 AM EDTApprox. 50 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. 2:00 AM EDTApprox. 45 min.History Bookshelf Stacy Schiff, "The Witches"Stacy Schiff talked about her book "The Witches: Suspicion, Betrayal, and Hysteria in 1692 Salem," ... Stacy Schiff talked about her book "The Witches: Suspicion, Betrayal, and Hysteria in 1692 Salem," in which she recalls the Salem Witch Trials. She spoke on the History and Biography Stage at the 16th annual National Book Festival, held at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C.
2:45 AM EDTApprox. 50 min.The Civil War 1864 New Market CampaignSarah Kay Bierle talked about 1864 New Market Campaign, which she argued resulted in the last ... Sarah Kay Bierle talked about 1864 New Market Campaign, which she argued resulted in the last major Confederate victory in the Shenandoah Valley and had a strategic importance far beyond the relatively small number of forces engaged. Ms. Bierle is the author of "Call Out the Cadets: The Battle of New Market, May 15, 1864." This talk was a part of symposium on "Forgotten Battles of the Civil War" hosted by the "Emerging Civil War" blog. 3:35 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 20 min.Race, Gender, and GovernmentA panel of three scholars discussed four aspects of the year 1619: the beginnings of ... A panel of three scholars discussed four aspects of the year 1619: the beginnings of representative government, the arrival of the first enslaved Africans, the experiences of women, and the enslavement of Native Americans. Northern Virginia Community college and the Office of Historic Alexandria co-hosted this event. 4:55 AM EDTApprox. 10 min.Battle of Fallen TimbersThe Battle of Fallen Timbers was the final battle of the Indian War in the Northwest. Shannon ... The Battle of Fallen Timbers was the final battle of the Indian War in the Northwest. Shannon Hughes, Director of Programming at Metroparks Toledo, explained that this battle led to the signing of the Treaty of Greenville, which opened America's west for European American settlement.
5:05 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 20 min.Lead-Up to 1783 Treaty of ParisUniversity of New Hampshire professor Eliga Gould delivered an address called "Making Peace in ... University of New Hampshire professor Eliga Gould delivered an address called "Making Peace in Britain, Ireland, and America: 1778 to 1783." He described the efforts of several peace commissions to end the Revolutionary War, and the events leading up to the 1783 Treaty of Paris. This keynote talk was part of a three-day conference co-hosted by the Museum of the American Revolution, Pritzker Military Museum & Library, and Richard C. von Hess Foundation. 6:25 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 35 min.Scotland & the American RevolutionScottish historian Andrew Mackillop explored his homeland's role during the American Revolution. ... Scottish historian Andrew Mackillop explored his homeland's role during the American Revolution. He argued that despite fighting for the losing side in the war, many Scots gained land and increased their social status after the war. The Museum of the American Revolution, Pritzker Military Museum & Library, and Richard C. von Hess Foundation co-hosted this event as part of a three-day international conference. 8:00 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr.History Bookshelf Laurence Tribe and Joshua Matz," To End a Presidency"Harvard Law professor Laurence Tribe and lawyer Joshua Matz explored the history of impeachment ... Harvard Law professor Laurence Tribe and lawyer Joshua Matz explored the history of impeachment and its potential role in the 21st century.
9:00 AM EDTApprox. 49 min.1970 Kent State PhotographsHoward Ruffner talked about the photos he took on May 4, 1970 when National Guard troops shot and ... Howard Ruffner talked about the photos he took on May 4, 1970 when National Guard troops shot and killed four students at Kent State University in Ohio during an anti-Vietnam War protest. A student and photographer for the college newspaper at the time, one of his photos was used on the cover of Life magazine. His book about his experience is titled, "Moments of Truth: A Photographer's Experience of Kent State 1970." 9:49 AM EDTApprox. 11 min.Museum of the Great LakesThe Museum of the Great Lakes is dedicated to telling the boating history of the Great Lakes. It's ... The Museum of the Great Lakes is dedicated to telling the boating history of the Great Lakes. It's located on the Maumee River, just downstream of Lake Erie. Carrie Sowden, the Museum's Archeological Director, explained how the lakes have had a cultural and economic impact on North America. 10:00 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 15 min.The Civil War Ulysses S. Grant's Second Petersburg OffensiveA. Wilson Greene analyzed Ulysses S. Grant's lesser-known second Petersburg offensive, which took ... A. Wilson Greene analyzed Ulysses S. Grant's lesser-known second Petersburg offensive, which took place in June 1864 as Union forces attempted to capture Petersburg, Virginia, before Confederate General Robert E. Lee could reinforce his lines around the city. Mr. Greene is the author of "A Campaign of Giants: The Battle for Petersburg, Volume 1 - From the Crossing of the James to the Crater." The "Emerging Civil War" blog hosted this talk as part of a symposium on "Forgotten Battles of the Civil War."
11:15 AM EDTApprox. 45 min.Boston & the Road to Revolution, 1770-1775Historian, park ranger, and author Phillip Greenwalt gave an illustrated talk on Boston's role in ... Historian, park ranger, and author Phillip Greenwalt gave an illustrated talk on Boston's role in the origins of the Revolutionary War. Mr. Greenwalt organized his talk around three pivotal events: the Boston Massacre, the Boston Tea Party and the Battles of Lexington and Concord. This talk is a part of a symposium co-hosted by the "Emerging Revolutionary War" blog, Gadsby's Tavern Museum and the Lyceum of Alexandria, Virginia. 12:00 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 23 min.Lectures in History American Cartoons in World War IIPace University professor Durahn Taylor taught a class on American cartoons in World War II and ... Pace University professor Durahn Taylor taught a class on American cartoons in World War II and the ways they supported - and even influenced - the war effort. He shows superhero comics that urged kids to do their part by recycling paper and buying savings bonds and stamps. 1:23 PM EDTApprox. 7 min.Toledo WarIn the early 19th century both Ohio and the territory of Michigan fought over the right to claim ... In the early 19th century both Ohio and the territory of Michigan fought over the right to claim Toledo. Historian Tedd Long explained what led to the boundary dispute over the city and why the area was so hotly contested.
1:30 PM EDTApprox. 11 min.Orlando Letelier & Ronni Moffitt MemorialAuthor & historian Alan McPherson told the story of a car bomb assassination in Washington, D.C. ... Author & historian Alan McPherson told the story of a car bomb assassination in Washington, D.C. on September 21, 1976. It killed Orlando Letelier, former Chilean ambassador to the United States, and his colleague Ronni Moffitt. 1:41 PM EDTApprox. 47 min.Alan McPherson, "Ghosts of Sheridan Circle"On September 21, 1976, a car bomb exploded at Sheridan Circle on Embassy Row in Washington, D.C., ... On September 21, 1976, a car bomb exploded at Sheridan Circle on Embassy Row in Washington, D.C., just over a mile from the White House. Historian Alan McPherson discussed his book, "Ghosts of Sheridan Circle: How a Washington Assassination Brought Pinochet's Terror State to Justice." His illustrated talk at Busboys and Poets Books detailed the politics in Chile at the time, and the consequences for the Chilean government following the assassination. 2:28 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 32 min.Korean War Interrogation RoomsMonica Kim, author of "The Interrogation Rooms of the Korean War: The Untold Story," explained the ... Monica Kim, author of "The Interrogation Rooms of the Korean War: The Untold Story," explained the controversial tactics used by the U.S. and its allies during the war. The Wilson Center and the National History Center co-hosted this event.
4:00 PM EDTApprox. 33 min.Reel America President Richard Nixon "Silent Majority" Speech on Vietnam WarPresident Nixon talked to the nation about the prospects for peace in Vietnam. He outlined a ... President Nixon talked to the nation about the prospects for peace in Vietnam. He outlined a program of "Vietnamization" in which the U.S. military would gradually turn over operations to South Vietnam forces. This speech is often referred to as the "silent majority" speech because he said that despite protests against the war, a majority of Americans supported his policies. 4:33 PM EDTApprox. 16 min.Reel America "The Silent Majority" - 1969This U.S. Information Agency report examines the meaning of the term "Silent Majority" as used by ... This U.S. Information Agency report examines the meaning of the term "Silent Majority" as used by President Nixon in his November 3, 1969 address on Vietnam War policy. Anchored by Baltimore TV journalist Wiley Daniels, the film includes an interview with pollster George Gallup, comments from President Nixon and Senator Hubert Humphrey, and scenes of anti-war protests. 4:49 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 10 min.1919 "Black Sox" World Series FixHistorian David Pietrusza discussed the 1919 World Series fix by members of the Chicago White Sox ... Historian David Pietrusza discussed the 1919 World Series fix by members of the Chicago White Sox in what came to be known as the "Black Sox" scandal. He talked about how book and film portrayals of the fix shaped public perceptions of what happened. He is the author of two books on the subject: "Rothstein: The Life, Times, and Murder of the Criminal Genius who Fixed the 1919 World Series" and "Judge and Jury: The Life and Times of Judge Kenesaw Mountain Landis" about baseball's first commissioner.
5:59 PM EDTApprox. 15 min.Oral Histories Former Iran Hostage John LimbertFormer U.S. foreign service officer John Limbert talked about his experience as a hostage in Iran ... Former U.S. foreign service officer John Limbert talked about his experience as a hostage in Iran from 1979 to 1981, including a memorable visit from an Iranian clergyman. This interview is from the Association for Diplomatic Studies and Training oral history collection. 6:14 PM EDTApprox. 15 min.Glass CityToledo, Ohio is known as the Glass Capital of the World. Julie McMaster, Archivist at the Toledo ... Toledo, Ohio is known as the Glass Capital of the World. Julie McMaster, Archivist at the Toledo Museum of Art, explained the role businessman Edward Libbey played in bringing the glass industry to Toledo. Diane Wright, the Museum's Curator of Glass and Decorative Arts, highlighted some of the historic glass pieces in the Museum of Arts' collections. 6:29 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 30 min.U.S.-Irish Relations Since the American RevolutionIrish Ambassador to the United States Daniel Mulhall and historian Martin Mansergh talked about ... Irish Ambassador to the United States Daniel Mulhall and historian Martin Mansergh talked about the connections between the Irish and American revolutions, and the relationship between the two countries ever since. The Museum of the American Revolution in Philadelphia hosted this event in conjunction with their first international loan exhibition, "Cost of Revolution: The Life and Death of an Irish Soldier." Mr. Mansergh's ancestor, Richard St. George, is the exhibit's subject.
7:59 PM EDTApprox. 2 hr. 6 min.The Presidency Ronald Reagan's Presidential CampaignsRonald Reagan's White House political affairs director, Frank Donatelli, sat down with historian ... Ronald Reagan's White House political affairs director, Frank Donatelli, sat down with historian Craig Shirley to go behind-the-scenes of the 40th president's campaigns for the White House. This conversation, which picked up with the 1976 Republican contest against incumbent Gerald Ford, took place as part of Mr. Shirley's University of Virginia course called "Reagan on Leadership." He is the author of "Reagan's Revolution: The Untold Story of the Campaign That Started It All." 10:05 PM EDTApprox. 15 min.Oral Histories Former Iran Hostage John LimbertFormer U.S. foreign service officer John Limbert talked about his experience as a hostage in Iran ... Former U.S. foreign service officer John Limbert talked about his experience as a hostage in Iran from 1979 to 1981, including a memorable visit from an Iranian clergyman. This interview is from the Association for Diplomatic Studies and Training oral history collection. 10:20 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.
10:30 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 30 min.U.S.-Irish Relations Since the American RevolutionIrish Ambassador to the United States Daniel Mulhall and historian Martin Mansergh talked about ... Irish Ambassador to the United States Daniel Mulhall and historian Martin Mansergh talked about the connections between the Irish and American revolutions, and the relationship between the two countries ever since. The Museum of the American Revolution in Philadelphia hosted this event in conjunction with their first international loan exhibition, "Cost of Revolution: The Life and Death of an Irish Soldier." Mr. Mansergh's ancestor, Richard St. George, is the exhibit's subject.
Monday, October 28
12:00 AM EDTApprox. 2 hr. 3 min.The Presidency Ronald Reagan's Presidential CampaignsRonald Reagan's White House political affairs director, Frank Donatelli, sat down with historian ... Ronald Reagan's White House political affairs director, Frank Donatelli, sat down with historian Craig Shirley to go behind-the-scenes of the 40th president's campaigns for the White House. This conversation, which picked up with the 1976 Republican contest against incumbent Gerald Ford, took place as part of Mr. Shirley's University of Virginia course called "Reagan on Leadership." He is the author of "Reagan's Revolution: The Untold Story of the Campaign That Started It All." 2:03 AM EDTApprox. 32 min.Reel America President Richard Nixon "Silent Majority" Speech on Vietnam WarPresident Nixon talked to the nation about the prospects for peace in Vietnam. He outlined a ... President Nixon talked to the nation about the prospects for peace in Vietnam. He outlined a program of "Vietnamization" in which the U.S. military would gradually turn over operations to South Vietnam forces. This speech is often referred to as the "silent majority" speech because he said that despite protests against the war, a majority of Americans supported his policies. 2:35 AM EDTApprox. 17 min.Reel America "The Silent Majority" - 1969This U.S. Information Agency report examines the meaning of the term "Silent Majority" as used by ... This U.S. Information Agency report examines the meaning of the term "Silent Majority" as used by President Nixon in his November 3, 1969 address on Vietnam War policy. Anchored by Baltimore TV journalist Wiley Daniels, the film includes an interview with pollster George Gallup, comments from President Nixon and Senator Hubert Humphrey, and scenes of anti-war protests.
2:52 AM 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. 3:00 AM EDTApprox. 11 min.Orlando Letelier & Ronni Moffitt MemorialAuthor & historian Alan McPherson told the story of a car bomb assassination in Washington, D.C. ... Author & historian Alan McPherson told the story of a car bomb assassination in Washington, D.C. on September 21, 1976. It killed Orlando Letelier, former Chilean ambassador to the United States, and his colleague Ronni Moffitt. 3:11 AM EDTApprox. 49 min.Alan McPherson, "Ghosts of Sheridan Circle"On September 21, 1976, a car bomb exploded at Sheridan Circle on Embassy Row in Washington, D.C., ... On September 21, 1976, a car bomb exploded at Sheridan Circle on Embassy Row in Washington, D.C., just over a mile from the White House. Historian Alan McPherson discussed his book, "Ghosts of Sheridan Circle: How a Washington Assassination Brought Pinochet's Terror State to Justice." His illustrated talk at Busboys and Poets Books detailed the politics in Chile at the time, and the consequences for the Chilean government following the assassination.
4:00 AM EDTApprox. 2 hr. 5 min.The Presidency Ronald Reagan's Presidential CampaignsRonald Reagan's White House political affairs director, Frank Donatelli, sat down with historian ... Ronald Reagan's White House political affairs director, Frank Donatelli, sat down with historian Craig Shirley to go behind-the-scenes of the 40th president's campaigns for the White House. This conversation, which picked up with the 1976 Republican contest against incumbent Gerald Ford, took place as part of Mr. Shirley's University of Virginia course called "Reagan on Leadership." He is the author of "Reagan's Revolution: The Untold Story of the Campaign That Started It All." 6:05 AM EDTApprox. 15 min.Oral Histories Former Iran Hostage John LimbertFormer U.S. foreign service officer John Limbert talked about his experience as a hostage in Iran ... Former U.S. foreign service officer John Limbert talked about his experience as a hostage in Iran from 1979 to 1981, including a memorable visit from an Iranian clergyman. This interview is from the Association for Diplomatic Studies and Training oral history collection. 6:20 AM EDTApprox. 10 min.Fort MeigsFort Meigs is the largest wooden, walled Fort in North America. Interim Director Ashley Phlipot ... Fort Meigs is the largest wooden, walled Fort in North America. Interim Director Ashley Phlipot explained that General William Henry Harrison ordered the Fort built during the War of 1812 to help fight back against British troops, who were pushing their way into Ohio from the north.
6:30 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 30 min.U.S.-Irish Relations Since the American RevolutionIrish Ambassador to the United States Daniel Mulhall and historian Martin Mansergh talked about ... Irish Ambassador to the United States Daniel Mulhall and historian Martin Mansergh talked about the connections between the Irish and American revolutions, and the relationship between the two countries ever since. The Museum of the American Revolution in Philadelphia hosted this event in conjunction with their first international loan exhibition, "Cost of Revolution: The Life and Death of an Irish Soldier." Mr. Mansergh's ancestor, Richard St. George, is the exhibit's subject.