American History TV Schedule

Week of November 17 through November 24

All times and durations are subject to change

Saturday, November 23
8:00 AM ESTApprox. 30 min.Reel America "Apollo 12, Pinpoint for Science" - 1969This NASA documentary tells the story of Apollo 12, the second manned mission to land on the moon. ... This NASA documentary tells the story of Apollo 12, the second manned mission to land on the moon. Commander Charles "Pete" Conrad, command module pilot Richard Gordon, and lunar module pilot Alan Bean blasted off on November 14 and returned to earth on November 24, 1969. "Pinpoint" refers to the successful landing very close to a 1967 unmanned spacecraft in an area of high scientific interest. 8:30 AM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 30 min.Defining the American WestThe Western History Association hosted this panel on defining the American West geographically, ... The Western History Association hosted this panel on defining the American West geographically, culturally and politically. The five scholars also investigated the role of regions in understanding the past and present of the United States. This was part of the organization's 2019 annual meeting. 10:00 AM ESTApprox. 35 min.American Artifacts "Votes for Women" Exhibit, Part 2Historian 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. Starting with the 1913 suffrage parade in Washington D.C., she talks about the tactics women used to get the vote including picketing the White House and publishing political cartoons. The exhibit also explores the period after ratification of the amendment up through the Voting Rights Act of 1965. This is the second of a two-part program.
10:35 AM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 24 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. 11:59 AM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 20 min.The Presidency Pat Oliphant's Political Cartoons - LBJ to ReaganPulitzer Prize-winning cartoonist Pat Oliphant and his work were the subjects of discussion at the ... Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonist Pat Oliphant and his work were the subjects of discussion at the University of Virginia, which has just acquired his cartoon collection. We heard from presidential scholars, including Ken Hughes and Kent Germany from UVA's Miller Center. They focused on the presidencies from Lyndon B. Johnson to Ronald Reagan. 1:19 PM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 16 min.Women's Suffrage and 19th Amendment LegacyThe year 2020 marks the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment's ratification, granting women the ... The year 2020 marks the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment's ratification, granting women the right to vote. Representatives from several institutions -- including the National Park Service, National Archives and Library of Congress -- talked about their plans for commemorating the centennial and teaching the public about the legacy of women's suffrage. This discussion took place in Denver at the National Trust for Historic Preservation's annual conference.
2:35 PM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 18 min.The Green Book & African American TourismThe film "Green Book" won the 2019 Academy Award for Best Picture and brought attention to issues ... The film "Green Book" won the 2019 Academy Award for Best Picture and brought attention to issues faced by African Americans when traveling during the Jim Crow era. A panel of historians and local officials talked about efforts to raise awareness about African American tourism and to preserve once popular sites. This discussion took place in Denver at the National Trust for Historic Preservation's annual conference. 3:53 PM ESTApprox. 6 min.West Virginia FolkloreThe West Virginia Humanities Council's state folklorist Emily Hilliard discussed the ways the West ... The West Virginia Humanities Council's state folklorist Emily Hilliard discussed the ways the West Virginia Folklife program is documenting traditional Appalachian culture in the Mountain State, and who gets included in the Appalachian identity. 3:59 PM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 5 min.History Bookshelf Dean Owen, "November 22, 1963" & Scott Farris, "Kennedy and Reagan"Dean Owen, author of "November 22, 1963: Reflections on the Life, Assassination, and Legacy of ... Dean Owen, author of "November 22, 1963: Reflections on the Life, Assassination, and Legacy of John F. Kennedy" and Scott Farris, author of "Kennedy and Reagan: Why Their Legacies Endure," talked about the presidency and assassination of President John F. Kennedy. Dean Owen and Scott Farris spoke at Powell's Books in Beaverton, Oregon.
5:04 PM ESTApprox. 56 min.Using Photographs to Study Western HistoryOutgoing Western History Association president Martha Sandweiss gave an illustrated talk about how ... Outgoing Western History Association president Martha Sandweiss gave an illustrated talk about how historians can use photographs, and the stories behind the photographs, to study and understand the American west. Professor Sandweiss has been studying and writing about photographs for forty years and argued that more historians should use photographic archives in their work. This was the 2019 Presidential Address at the Western History Association's annual meeting. 6:00 PM ESTApprox. 54 min.The Civil War 1864 Battle of Fort StevensNational Park Service ranger Steve Phan discussed the Union Army's initiative to build forts ... National Park Service ranger Steve Phan discussed the Union Army's initiative to build forts around Washington, D.C. The Battle of Fort Stevens, a campaign by Confederate Lieutenant General Jubal Early tested these defenses in July 1864. This program was part of a Emerging Civil War symposium on forgotten battles. 6:54 PM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 5 min.The U.S. & Middle East Oil Since 1945In this National History Center congressional briefing, speakers discussed the role of Middle East ... In this National History Center congressional briefing, speakers discussed the role of Middle East oil in American foreign policy since the end of World War II - especially the importance of Saudi Arabian oil.
7:59 PM ESTApprox. 56 min.Lectures in History Colonial Diplomacy & the Iroquois ConfederacyGettysburg College professor Timothy Shannon taught a class on Colonial-era diplomatic ties ... Gettysburg College professor Timothy Shannon taught a class on Colonial-era diplomatic ties between the Iroquois Confederacy of the eastern Great Lakes region and European settlers. He described what treaty meetings may have looked liked, the role of interpreters, and and the importance of exchanging gifts. 8:55 PM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 4 min.Spiro Agnew's Impact on the Republican PartyCo-authors Charles Holden and Zach Messitte talked about their book, "Republican Populist: Spiro ... Co-authors Charles Holden and Zach Messitte talked about their book, "Republican Populist: Spiro Agnew and the Origins of Donald Trump's America." The two analyzed the former vice president's political tactics and appeal to working class white Americans, which they compare to President Donald Trump. The Center for the Study of Democracy at St. Mary's College of Maryland hosted this event. 9:59 PM ESTApprox. 25 min.Reel America "The Distant Drummer, Bridge from No Place" - 1969This National Institute of Mental Health film produced by George Washington University surveys the ... This National Institute of Mental Health film produced by George Washington University surveys the problem of narcotics in the 1960s, and details efforts to study and implement new treatments for addiction. Narrated by actor Rod Steiger, the film is one in a four-part series narrated by Hollywood actors that argue for research and treatment rather than criminalization of drug use and possession.
10:24 PM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 36 min.Iran Hostage Crisis - 40 Years LaterFrom 1979 to 1981, 52 Americans were held hostage in the U.S. Embassy in Tehran. The Wilson Center ... From 1979 to 1981, 52 Americans were held hostage in the U.S. Embassy in Tehran. The Wilson Center hosted a panel discussing how the Iran Hostage Crisis has impacted U.S. foreign policy since then.
Sunday, November 24
12:00 AM ESTApprox. 55 min.Lectures in History Colonial Diplomacy & the Iroquois ConfederacyGettysburg College professor Timothy Shannon taught a class on Colonial-era diplomatic ties ... Gettysburg College professor Timothy Shannon taught a class on Colonial-era diplomatic ties between the Iroquois Confederacy of the eastern Great Lakes region and European settlers. He described what treaty meetings may have looked liked, the role of interpreters, and and the importance of exchanging gifts. 12:55 AM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 5 min.Spiro Agnew's Impact on the Republican PartyCo-authors Charles Holden and Zach Messitte talked about their book, "Republican Populist: Spiro ... Co-authors Charles Holden and Zach Messitte talked about their book, "Republican Populist: Spiro Agnew and the Origins of Donald Trump's America." The two analyzed the former vice president's political tactics and appeal to working class white Americans, which they compare to President Donald Trump. The Center for the Study of Democracy at St. Mary's College of Maryland hosted this event. 2:00 AM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 4 min.History Bookshelf Dean Owen, "November 22, 1963" & Scott Farris, "Kennedy and Reagan"Dean Owen, author of "November 22, 1963: Reflections on the Life, Assassination, and Legacy of ... Dean Owen, author of "November 22, 1963: Reflections on the Life, Assassination, and Legacy of John F. Kennedy" and Scott Farris, author of "Kennedy and Reagan: Why Their Legacies Endure," talked about the presidency and assassination of President John F. Kennedy. Dean Owen and Scott Farris spoke at Powell's Books in Beaverton, Oregon.
3:04 AM ESTApprox. 57 min.Using Photographs to Study Western HistoryOutgoing Western History Association president Martha Sandweiss gave an illustrated talk about how ... Outgoing Western History Association president Martha Sandweiss gave an illustrated talk about how historians can use photographs, and the stories behind the photographs, to study and understand the American west. Professor Sandweiss has been studying and writing about photographs for forty years and argued that more historians should use photographic archives in their work. This was the 2019 Presidential Address at the Western History Association's annual meeting. 4:01 AM ESTApprox. 54 min.The Civil War 1864 Battle of Fort StevensNational Park Service ranger Steve Phan discussed the Union Army's initiative to build forts ... National Park Service ranger Steve Phan discussed the Union Army's initiative to build forts around Washington, D.C. The Battle of Fort Stevens, a campaign by Confederate Lieutenant General Jubal Early tested these defenses in July 1864. This program was part of a Emerging Civil War symposium on forgotten battles. 4:55 AM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 5 min.The U.S. & Middle East Oil Since 1945In this National History Center congressional briefing, speakers discussed the role of Middle East ... In this National History Center congressional briefing, speakers discussed the role of Middle East oil in American foreign policy since the end of World War II - especially the importance of Saudi Arabian oil.
6:00 AM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 20 min.Women's Suffrage and 19th Amendment LegacyThe year 2020 marks the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment's ratification, granting women the ... The year 2020 marks the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment's ratification, granting women the right to vote. Representatives from several institutions -- including the National Park Service, National Archives and Library of Congress -- talked about their plans for commemorating the centennial and teaching the public about the legacy of women's suffrage. This discussion took place in Denver at the National Trust for Historic Preservation's annual conference. 7:20 AM ESTApprox. 40 min.U.S. Army Challenges, 1940s - TodayThe Association of the U.S. Army hosted a panel of authors that looked at challenges faced by the ... The Association of the U.S. Army hosted a panel of authors that looked at challenges faced by the Army from the 1940's through today. One of the topics they examined is the management of the expanded military presence in the Pacific after World War Two. 8:00 AM ESTApprox. 54 min.History Bookshelf Jean Edward Smith, "FDR"Jean Edward Smith talked about his biography "FDR," published by Random House. Professor Smith ... Jean Edward Smith talked about his biography "FDR," published by Random House. Professor Smith researched President Franklin Delano Roosevelt's private and public life which included his battle with polio, as well as the American economy and ways in which President Roosevelt changed the American citizenry's relations with their government. He responded to questions from members of the audience. This event was part of a year-long celebration of the 125th anniversary of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt's birth. The Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum hosted the Roosevelt Reading Festival IV in the Henry A. Wallace Visitor and Education Center. Authors of recently published works that drew upon the Roosevelt Library archives presented author talks
8:54 AM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 7 min.Winston Churchill in Washington, DCInternational Churchill Society trustee Lee Pollock described British Prime Minister Winston ... International Churchill Society trustee Lee Pollock described British Prime Minister Winston Churchill's visits to Washington, DC, and his relationships with U.S. elected officials throughout his political career. The U.S. Capitol Historical Society hosted this event. 10:01 AM ESTApprox. 51 min.The Civil War 1863 Battle of Mine RunChris Mackowski discussed the Battle of Mine Run, a small engagement in December 1863 between ... Chris Mackowski discussed the Battle of Mine Run, a small engagement in December 1863 between Union forces against better positioned Confederates near Fredericksburg, Virginia. Mr. Mackowski is a co-founder of the Emerging Civil War Blog, which hosted this symposium on forgotten battles. 10:52 AM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 8 min.World War II Fighter PilotsU.S. Army Air Corps veterans recounted their experiences as fighter pilots in the European theater ... U.S. Army Air Corps veterans recounted their experiences as fighter pilots in the European theater during World War II. Speakers included one "ace" fighter pilot as well as two members of the Tuskegee Airmen, a groundbreaking African American unit. This discussion was part of the 2019 American Veterans Center Conference in Washington, D.C.
12:00 PM ESTApprox. 50 min.Lectures in History Marijuana Regulation in U.S. HistoryColorado College professor Santiago Guerra taught a class on marijuana regulation in U.S. history. ... Colorado College professor Santiago Guerra taught a class on marijuana regulation in U.S. history. He compared views and laws on marijuana to other controlled substances such as alcohol, opiates and narcotics. He also outlined key drug legislation from early 1900s through today. 12:50 PM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 10 min.French Officers in the American RevolutionAuthor Christy Pichichero talked about French offficers in the American Revolution. She argued ... Author Christy Pichichero talked about French offficers in the American Revolution. She argued that their expereinces influenced French politics and perspectives. The American Revolution Institute hosted this event. 2:00 PM ESTApprox. 30 min.American Artifacts International Spy Museum Exhibit on Cold War BerlinAmerican History TV visited the International Spy Museum in Washington, D.C. to tour their exhibit ... American History TV visited the International Spy Museum in Washington, D.C. to tour their exhibit on Cold War Berlin. Our guide was lead curator Alexis Albion, who explained how the city came to be divided after World War II, and showed us artifacts used by the East Germans to spy on visitors and control their own citizens.
2:30 PM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 30 min.Role of Men in the Women's Suffrage MovementThree authors explored the role of men in the women's suffrage movement and the reasons why men ... Three authors explored the role of men in the women's suffrage movement and the reasons why men supported the 19th amendment. This National Archives event was one of a series associated with their exhibit, "Rightfully Hers: American Women and the Vote." 4:00 PM ESTApprox. 25 min.Reel America "The Distant Drummer, Bridge from No Place" - 1969This National Institute of Mental Health film produced by George Washington University surveys the ... This National Institute of Mental Health film produced by George Washington University surveys the problem of narcotics in the 1960s, and details efforts to study and implement new treatments for addiction. Narrated by actor Rod Steiger, the film is one in a four-part series narrated by Hollywood actors that argue for research and treatment rather than criminalization of drug use and possession. 4:25 PM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 34 min.Iran Hostage Crisis - 40 Years LaterFrom 1979 to 1981, 52 Americans were held hostage in the U.S. Embassy in Tehran. The Wilson Center ... From 1979 to 1981, 52 Americans were held hostage in the U.S. Embassy in Tehran. The Wilson Center hosted a panel discussing how the Iran Hostage Crisis has impacted U.S. foreign policy since then.
5:59 PM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 21 min.Laura Ingalls WilderPulitzer Prize-winner Caroline Fraser discussed the life and novels of Laura Ingalls Wilder. She ... Pulitzer Prize-winner Caroline Fraser discussed the life and novels of Laura Ingalls Wilder. She explained the differences between actual events in the author's life, the "Little House on the Prairie" books, and the television adaptation. The Jefferson County, Missouri Library hosted this event. 7:20 PM ESTApprox. 35 min.African American Women Army Corps BattalionVeterans of the 6888th Central Postal Directory Battalion of the Women's Army Corps, the only ... Veterans of the 6888th Central Postal Directory Battalion of the Women's Army Corps, the only African American all-female unit sent overseas during World War II, shared memories of their service. The unit processed millions of pieces of backlogged mail for troops in the European theater. 7:55 PM ESTApprox. 5 min.Appalachian Food History & CultureFrom a snack for coal miners to foraged vegetables, "The West Virginia Pepperoni Roll" author ... From a snack for coal miners to foraged vegetables, "The West Virginia Pepperoni Roll" author Candace Nelson explained how Appalachian food embodies the history and culinary culture of West Virginia.
8:00 PM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 17 min.The Presidency Pat Oliphant's Political Cartoons - Bush to ObamaFormer White House administration staff members analyzed the work of political cartoonist Pat ... Former White House administration staff members analyzed the work of political cartoonist Pat Oliphant. They focused on the presidencies of George H.W. Bush, Bill Clinton, and George W. Bush -- and included Barack Obama's 2008 election. The University of Virginia's Miller Center hosted the event. 9:17 PM ESTApprox. 43 min.Life & Career of Apollo Flight Director Gene KranzAir Force veteran and former NASA flight and mission director Gene Kranz discussed his life and ... Air Force veteran and former NASA flight and mission director Gene Kranz discussed his life and career, culminating with his work for the Apollo program. This talk marking the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11 was part of the American Veterans Center annual conference in Washington, D.C. 10:00 PM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 20 min.Laura Ingalls WilderPulitzer Prize-winner Caroline Fraser discussed the life and novels of Laura Ingalls Wilder. She ... Pulitzer Prize-winner Caroline Fraser discussed the life and novels of Laura Ingalls Wilder. She explained the differences between actual events in the author's life, the "Little House on the Prairie" books, and the television adaptation. The Jefferson County, Missouri Library hosted this event.
11:20 PM ESTApprox. 40 min.African American Women Army Corps BattalionVeterans of the 6888th Central Postal Directory Battalion of the Women's Army Corps, the only ... Veterans of the 6888th Central Postal Directory Battalion of the Women's Army Corps, the only African American all-female unit sent overseas during World War II, shared memories of their service. The unit processed millions of pieces of backlogged mail for troops in the European theater.
Monday, November 25
12:00 AM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 18 min.The Presidency Pat Oliphant's Political Cartoons - Bush to ObamaFormer White House administration staff members analyzed the work of political cartoonist Pat ... Former White House administration staff members analyzed the work of political cartoonist Pat Oliphant. They focused on the presidencies of George H.W. Bush, Bill Clinton, and George W. Bush -- and included Barack Obama's 2008 election. The University of Virginia's Miller Center hosted the event. 1:18 AM ESTApprox. 42 min.Life & Career of Apollo Flight Director Gene KranzAir Force veteran and former NASA flight and mission director Gene Kranz discussed his life and ... Air Force veteran and former NASA flight and mission director Gene Kranz discussed his life and career, culminating with his work for the Apollo program. This talk marking the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11 was part of the American Veterans Center annual conference in Washington, D.C. 2:00 AM ESTApprox. 25 min.Reel America "The Distant Drummer, Bridge from No Place" - 1969This National Institute of Mental Health film produced by George Washington University surveys the ... This National Institute of Mental Health film produced by George Washington University surveys the problem of narcotics in the 1960s, and details efforts to study and implement new treatments for addiction. Narrated by actor Rod Steiger, the film is one in a four-part series narrated by Hollywood actors that argue for research and treatment rather than criminalization of drug use and possession.
2:25 AM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 30 min.Iran Hostage Crisis - 40 Years LaterFrom 1979 to 1981, 52 Americans were held hostage in the U.S. Embassy in Tehran. The Wilson Center ... From 1979 to 1981, 52 Americans were held hostage in the U.S. Embassy in Tehran. The Wilson Center hosted a panel discussing how the Iran Hostage Crisis has impacted U.S. foreign policy since then. 3:55 AM ESTApprox. 5 min.Base Camp Printing Co.Base Camp Printing Co. is a design and letterpress studio that uses handmade techniques and ... Base Camp Printing Co. is a design and letterpress studio that uses handmade techniques and vintage printing presses. Co-owner Emily Sokolosky walked through the printing process, and also explained how the shop uses West Virginia University's 100-year-old Gramlee Collection letterpress plates in their work. 4:00 AM ESTApprox. 30 min.American Artifacts International Spy Museum Exhibit on Cold War BerlinAmerican History TV visited the International Spy Museum in Washington, D.C. to tour their exhibit ... American History TV visited the International Spy Museum in Washington, D.C. to tour their exhibit on Cold War Berlin. Our guide was lead curator Alexis Albion, who explained how the city came to be divided after World War II, and showed us artifacts used by the East Germans to spy on visitors and control their own citizens.
4:30 AM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 28 min.Role of Men in the Women's Suffrage MovementThree authors explored the role of men in the women's suffrage movement and the reasons why men ... Three authors explored the role of men in the women's suffrage movement and the reasons why men supported the 19th amendment. This National Archives event was one of a series associated with their exhibit, "Rightfully Hers: American Women and the Vote." 5:58 AM ESTApprox. 42 min.Life & Career of Apollo Flight Director Gene KranzAir Force veteran and former NASA flight and mission director Gene Kranz discussed his life and ... Air Force veteran and former NASA flight and mission director Gene Kranz discussed his life and career, culminating with his work for the Apollo program. This talk marking the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11 was part of the American Veterans Center annual conference in Washington, D.C. 6:40 AM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 20 min.The Green Book & African American TourismThe film "Green Book" won the 2019 Academy Award for Best Picture and brought attention to issues ... The film "Green Book" won the 2019 Academy Award for Best Picture and brought attention to issues faced by African Americans when traveling during the Jim Crow era. A panel of historians and local officials talked about efforts to raise awareness about African American tourism and to preserve once popular sites. This discussion took place in Denver at the National Trust for Historic Preservation's annual conference.