American History TV Schedule

Week of December 3 through December 10

All times and durations are subject to change

Saturday, December 7
8:01 AM ESTApprox. 19 min.Reel America "Fallen Eagle" - 1950This Lorillard Tobacco Company film profiles the Sioux people of the Rosebud Reservation in South ... This Lorillard Tobacco Company film profiles the Sioux people of the Rosebud Reservation in South Dakota. According to a 1952 advertising magazine, the company featured a Native American theme to highlight their Old Gold cigarette brand's wooden Indian trademark, and to pay tribute to the Native American origins of tobacco. Lorillard, founded in 1760, was purchased by Reynolds American in 2015. This 1950 documentary is part of the Library of Congress online collection of the National Film Preservation Foundation. Portions of the original audio track in this film are damaged, so there are occasional gaps in the sound. 8:20 AM ESTApprox. 8 min.Reel America "Winter Count" - 1975A "winter count" is a Plains Indian tradition of recording a tribe's history with symbols drawn on ... A "winter count" is a Plains Indian tradition of recording a tribe's history with symbols drawn on buffalo hide or other material. In this short film funded by the U.S. Information Agency, Lydia Fire Thunder Bluebird, an Oglala Sioux woman, uses her great uncle's winter count to explain the tradition and the history of her people. 8:28 AM ESTApprox. 12 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.
8:40 AM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 19 min.Justice Joseph Bradley & the Fourteenth AmendmentUniversity of Michigan politics professor Pamela Brandwein discusses Justice Bradley's dissent in ... University of Michigan politics professor Pamela Brandwein discusses Justice Bradley's dissent in the "Slaughter-house Cases," which concerned New Orleans butchers' right to practice their trade and a regulatory law by the Louisiana state legislature. She explains how Bradley's broad interpretation of protections conferred by the Fourteenth Amendment influenced later landmark cases. This event is part of a lecture series of the Supreme Court Historical Society on dissent in the Supreme Court. 9:59 AM ESTApprox. 16 min.History of the Black HillsConsidered sacred by many Native Americans, South Dakota's Black Hills have long been the source ... Considered sacred by many Native Americans, South Dakota's Black Hills have long been the source of contention over land claims between tribes and the U.S. government, as well as the controversial issue of carving into the mountains at Mount Rushmore and the Crazy Horse Memorial. We traveled there to hear about the history of and the current situation in the Black Hills with Native Americans, historians, and representatives at both Mount Rushmore and the Crazy Horse Memorial . 10:15 AM ESTApprox. 45 min.Oral Histories Hillary Clinton on Nixon Impeachment InquiryHillary Rodham Clinton discussed her time as a lawyer on the staff of the House Judiciary ... Hillary Rodham Clinton discussed her time as a lawyer on the staff of the House Judiciary Committee during the impeachment inquiry of President Richard Nixon in 1974. The interview is from the Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum oral history collection, and was conducted by former library director Timothy Naftali on July 9, 2018.
11:00 AM ESTApprox. 32 min.Oral Histories William WeldBill Weld recalled his time as a lawyer on the staff of the House Judiciary Committee impeachment ... Bill Weld recalled his time as a lawyer on the staff of the House Judiciary Committee impeachment inquiry of President Richard Nixon. The interview is from the Richard Nixon Presidential Library oral history collection. 11:32 AM ESTApprox. 18 min.Paleontology in MontanaThe Museum of the Rockies, a Smithsonian Affiliate, features many paleontological discoveries made ... The Museum of the Rockies, a Smithsonian Affiliate, features many paleontological discoveries made in Montana. Amy Atwater, Paleontology Collections Manager, showed some of the fossilized dinosaur bones on display, including a Tyrannosaurus Rex. 11:50 AM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 5 min.The Presidency Remembering George WashingtonMatthew Costello talked about his new book "The Property of the Nation: George Washington's Tomb, ... Matthew Costello talked about his new book "The Property of the Nation: George Washington's Tomb, Mount Vernon, and the Memory of the First President." He discussed the ways that Americans remembered and celebrated George Washington in the 19th century. And he talked about how the freed and enslaved people on Washington's Mount Vernon estate helped shape the historical narrative about the first president. Mr. Costello is a historian at the White House Historical Association, which hosted this event.
12:55 PM ESTApprox. 55 min.American Aid in Post-World War I Europe, 1919-1924World War I scholar Tammy Proctor gave an illustrated talk titled: "The Myth of Isolation: ... World War I scholar Tammy Proctor gave an illustrated talk titled: "The Myth of Isolation: American Intervention in Postwar Europe, 1919 - 1924." This presentation was part of the National World War I Museum and Memorial's annual symposium. 1:50 PM ESTApprox. 2 hr. 10 min.Battle of Leyte Gulf 75th AnniversarySix panelists who have studied the October 1944 Battle of Leyte Gulf participated in a 75th ... Six panelists who have studied the October 1944 Battle of Leyte Gulf participated in a 75th anniversary discussion hosted by the Naval Historical Foundation. Following the panel, retired admiral James Winnefeld, discussed the legacy of the battle. Fought in waters around the Philippines, the Battle of Leyte Gulf is considered the largest naval battle in history, and was a decisive victory over the Japanese Imperial Navy for the United States and her allies. 4:00 PM ESTApprox. 2 hr. 1 min.History Bookshelf Jeffrey Haas, "The Assassination of Fred HamptonJeffrey Haas talked about his book "The Assassination of Fred Hampton: How the FBI and the Chicago ... Jeffrey Haas talked about his book "The Assassination of Fred Hampton: How the FBI and the Chicago Police Murdered a Black Panther." On December 4, 1969, Fred Hampton, the 21-year-old chairman of the Illinois Black Panther Party, was shot dead in his bed during a police raid in which Mark Clark was also killed. In his book Jeffrey Haas recounts how he and Flint Taylor, his law partner, attempted to prove that Fred Hampton's death was not self-defense, as the police advocates claimed, but was premeditated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the Chicago police department.
6:01 PM ESTApprox. 54 min.The Civil War 1864 Confederate Maryland CampaignAuthor Marc Leepson discussed Confederate General Jubal Early's summer 1864 campaign into Maryland ... Author Marc Leepson discussed Confederate General Jubal Early's summer 1864 campaign into Maryland and the outskirts of Washington, D.C. The offensive was part of a larger strategy by General Robert E. Lee to draw the Union Army's attention and resources away from targeting the Confederate capital of Richmond, Virginia. The Mosby Heritage Area Association hosted the event. 6:55 PM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 5 min.Norman Mineta's Experiences Living in a World War II Japanese Internment CampAndrea Warren talked about her book, "Enemy Child: The Story of Norman Mineta, a Boy Imprisoned in ... Andrea Warren talked about her book, "Enemy Child: The Story of Norman Mineta, a Boy Imprisoned in a Japanese American Internment Camp During World War II." Mr. Mineta joined the discussion to share his experiences before, during and after his time at the Heart Mountain War Relocation Center, located in Wyoming. The Library of Congress hosted this event. 8:00 PM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 5 min.Lectures in History Public Opinion, Radio & Entry into World War IIWofford College professor Mark Byrnes taught a class about U.S. public opinion, the rise of radio ... Wofford College professor Mark Byrnes taught a class about U.S. public opinion, the rise of radio as a national media, and the debate about whether to enter World War II. He outlined the arguments both for and against intervention and used radio clips to demonstrate the role it played in shaping American views and foreign policy.
9:05 PM ESTApprox. 55 min.A Life in Military and Foreign ServiceRobert Traister described his career serving in the U.S. Army and for the U.S. Agency for ... Robert Traister described his career serving in the U.S. Army and for the U.S. Agency for International Development during the Vietnam War. He served as province senior adviser in Sa Dec, South Vietnam, working with Military Assistance Command Vietnam (MACV) teams 60 and 65, who hosted this event. MACV teams were small groups of Americans often assigned to remote areas and supported only by Vietnamese forces. 10:00 PM ESTApprox. 50 min.Reel America "Europe - Two Decades" - 1965This film documents the first two decades in Europe after World War II and the many confrontations ... This film documents the first two decades in Europe after World War II and the many confrontations between nations aligned with the Soviet Union and western European countries. The film details the Marshall Plan, origins of the Cold War, Soviet influence in Eastern Europe, the Berlin Airlift, and the construction of the Berlin Wall. Produced by the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), the film argues that NATO is vital for preventing another war in Europe. 10:50 PM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 10 min.World War I, African Americans & Civil RightsThe National Museum of African American History and Culture recently released a book called " We ... The National Museum of African American History and Culture recently released a book called " We Return Fighting: World War I and the Shaping of Modern Black Identity." In conjunction, the museum also has a temporary exhibit focusing on African Americans during the war. Museum curator and book contributor Krewasky Salter joined Howard University professor Greg Carr to talk about the collection of essays that inspired the book and exhibit. The two also discussed how the African American experience during what was then called "the Great War" served as a catalyst for the civil rights movement.
Sunday, December 8
12:00 AM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 5 min.Lectures in History Public Opinion, Radio & Entry into World War IIWofford College professor Mark Byrnes taught a class about U.S. public opinion, the rise of radio ... Wofford College professor Mark Byrnes taught a class about U.S. public opinion, the rise of radio as a national media, and the debate about whether to enter World War II. He outlined the arguments both for and against intervention and used radio clips to demonstrate the role it played in shaping American views and foreign policy. 1:05 AM ESTApprox. 50 min.A Life in Military and Foreign ServiceRobert Traister described his career serving in the U.S. Army and for the U.S. Agency for ... Robert Traister described his career serving in the U.S. Army and for the U.S. Agency for International Development during the Vietnam War. He served as province senior adviser in Sa Dec, South Vietnam, working with Military Assistance Command Vietnam (MACV) teams 60 and 65, who hosted this event. MACV teams were small groups of Americans often assigned to remote areas and supported only by Vietnamese forces. 1:55 AM ESTApprox. 15 min.Tournament of Roses ParadeThe Tournament of Roses Parade is one of Pasadena's oldest and most celebrated traditions. What ... The Tournament of Roses Parade is one of Pasadena's oldest and most celebrated traditions. What began as way to promote the new city's mild winters and beautiful scenery has turned into an event seen by millions and a major economic boost for the Southern California region. David Eads, executive director, and Laura Farber, executive committee president, shared this piece of Pasadena's history with us.
2:10 AM ESTApprox. 2 hr.History Bookshelf Jeffrey Haas, "The Assassination of Fred HamptonJeffrey Haas talked about his book "The Assassination of Fred Hampton: How the FBI and the Chicago ... Jeffrey Haas talked about his book "The Assassination of Fred Hampton: How the FBI and the Chicago Police Murdered a Black Panther." On December 4, 1969, Fred Hampton, the 21-year-old chairman of the Illinois Black Panther Party, was shot dead in his bed during a police raid in which Mark Clark was also killed. In his book Jeffrey Haas recounts how he and Flint Taylor, his law partner, attempted to prove that Fred Hampton's death was not self-defense, as the police advocates claimed, but was premeditated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the Chicago police department. 4:10 AM ESTApprox. 20 min.Wyoming Territorial Prison State Historic SiteBuilt in 1872, the Wyoming Territorial Prison was a federal government prison near Laramie, ... Built in 1872, the Wyoming Territorial Prison was a federal government prison near Laramie, Wyoming. It became a symbol of law and order during the turmoil of the wild west. For 30 years it held violent and dangerous outlaws including the notorious Butch Cassidy. Superintendent Deborah Cease gave a tour of the site and shared stories of people from the Prison's past. 4:30 AM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 8 min.Norman Mineta's Experiences Living in a World War II Japanese Internment CampAndrea Warren talked about her book, "Enemy Child: The Story of Norman Mineta, a Boy Imprisoned in ... Andrea Warren talked about her book, "Enemy Child: The Story of Norman Mineta, a Boy Imprisoned in a Japanese American Internment Camp During World War II." Mr. Mineta joined the discussion to share his experiences before, during and after his time at the Heart Mountain War Relocation Center, located in Wyoming. The Library of Congress hosted this event.
5:38 AM ESTApprox. 12 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. 5:50 AM ESTApprox. 2 hr. 10 min.Battle of Leyte Gulf 75th AnniversarySix panelists who have studied the October 1944 Battle of Leyte Gulf participated in a 75th ... Six panelists who have studied the October 1944 Battle of Leyte Gulf participated in a 75th anniversary discussion hosted by the Naval Historical Foundation. Following the panel, retired admiral James Winnefeld, discussed the legacy of the battle. Fought in waters around the Philippines, the Battle of Leyte Gulf is considered the largest naval battle in history, and was a decisive victory over the Japanese Imperial Navy for the United States and her allies. 8:00 AM ESTApprox. 1 hr.History Bookshelf Bill Yenne, "Operation Long Jump"Bill Yenne talked about his book, "Operation Long Jump: Stalin, Roosevelt, Churchill, and the ... Bill Yenne talked about his book, "Operation Long Jump: Stalin, Roosevelt, Churchill, and the Greatest Assassination Plot in History," about the Nazi plot to assassinate Roosevelt, Stalin, and Churchill at the Eureka Conference in Tehran in 1943.
9:00 AM ESTApprox. 1 hr.Iran Hostage Crisis 40th AnniversaryIn November 1979, Iranian students seized the U.S. Embassy in Tehran and took sixty-six Americans ... In November 1979, Iranian students seized the U.S. Embassy in Tehran and took sixty-six Americans hostage. Kathryn Koob, one of two females held captive for the full 444 days and Kathleen Stafford, one of the hostages able to escape in the CIA Argo mission, talked about their experiences during the Iran Hostage crisis 40 years later. The Chicago Council on Global Affairs hosted this event. 10:00 AM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 4 min.The Civil War 1862 Battle of AntietamAuthor Daniel Vermilya discussed the facts and myths surrounding the Civil War's bloodiest day of ... Author Daniel Vermilya discussed the facts and myths surrounding the Civil War's bloodiest day of battle. He drew on research from his book, "That Field of Blood: The Battle of Antietam." The Pry House Field Hospital Museum, part of the National Museum of Civil War Medicine, hosted the event. 11:04 AM ESTApprox. 56 min.Ottoman Empire After World War IYiit Akin is the author of "When the War Came Home: The Ottomans' Great War and the Devastation of ... Yiit Akin is the author of "When the War Came Home: The Ottomans' Great War and the Devastation of an Empire." He discussed his book, which looks at the impact of World War I on ordinary Ottomans and details the factors leading to the fall of the empire in war's aftermath. The National World War I Museum & Memorial in Kansas City, Missouri hosted this talk as part of their annual symposium.
12:00 PM ESTApprox. 50 min.Lectures in History U.S. Expansion & HawaiiJohnson County Community College professor Tai Edwards taught a class about the expansion of the ... Johnson County Community College professor Tai Edwards taught a class about the expansion of the United States during the Spanish-American War and the acquisition of Hawaii. She examined the goals of the U.S. in gaining new territory and the debates at the time about having an overseas empire. 12:50 PM ESTApprox. 10 min.Detroit Border CrossingThe United States and Canada are the two biggest trade partners in the world, and the border ... The United States and Canada are the two biggest trade partners in the world, and the border crossings from Detroit to Windsor, Ontario are worth $16 billion in trade a year for both countries. Bailey Isgro, Executive Director of Detroit History Tours explained the history of this border crossing and the impact of building the Ambassador Bridge in 1929 and the Detroit Windsor Tunnel in 1930. 1:00 PM ESTApprox. 58 min.U.S. Military Assistance Command, Vietnam MACVDrawing upon their own experiences in Military Assistance Command, Vietnam (MACV) teams, two ... Drawing upon their own experiences in Military Assistance Command, Vietnam (MACV) teams, two Vietnam Veterans gave talks on efforts to assist the South Vietnamese people in economic and agricultural redevelopment. At the time, officials hoped this would draw local support towards U.S. backed forces and away from the communist North. Military Assistance Command, Vietnam (MACV) was often small groups of U.S. Army teams assigned to remote areas, supported only by South Vietnamese forces. MACV teams 60 and 65 recently held a 50th anniversary reunion in Charleston, South Carolina, and they organized these talks.
1:58 PM ESTApprox. 2 hr. 3 min.History of the Black HillsConsidered sacred by many Native Americans, South Dakota's Black Hills have long been the source ... Considered sacred by many Native Americans, South Dakota's Black Hills have long been the source of contention over land claims between tribes and the U.S. government, as well as the controversial issue of carving into the mountains at Mount Rushmore and the Crazy Horse Memorial. We traveled there to hear about the history of and the current situation in the Black Hills with Native Americans, historians, and representatives at both Mount Rushmore and the Crazy Horse Memorial . 4:01 PM ESTApprox. 49 min.Reel America "Europe - Two Decades" - 1965This film documents the first two decades in Europe after World War II and the many confrontations ... This film documents the first two decades in Europe after World War II and the many confrontations between nations aligned with the Soviet Union and western European countries. The film details the Marshall Plan, origins of the Cold War, Soviet influence in Eastern Europe, the Berlin Airlift, and the construction of the Berlin Wall. Produced by the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), the film argues that NATO is vital for preventing another war in Europe. 4:50 PM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 10 min.World War I, African Americans & Civil RightsThe National Museum of African American History and Culture recently released a book called " We ... The National Museum of African American History and Culture recently released a book called " We Return Fighting: World War I and the Shaping of Modern Black Identity." In conjunction, the museum also has a temporary exhibit focusing on African Americans during the war. Museum curator and book contributor Krewasky Salter joined Howard University professor Greg Carr to talk about the collection of essays that inspired the book and exhibit. The two also discussed how the African American experience during what was then called "the Great War" served as a catalyst for the civil rights movement.
6:00 PM ESTApprox. 40 min.Oral Histories Trent Lott on Nixon Impeachment InquiryFormer House Judiciary Committee member Trent Lott discusses his experiences as a new congressman ... Former House Judiciary Committee member Trent Lott discusses his experiences as a new congressman in the early 1970s, focusing on the impeachment inquiry into President Richard Nixon. The interview is from the Richard Nixon Presidential Library oral history collection and was conducted by library director Timothy Naftali. 6:40 PM ESTApprox. 55 min.Oral Histories Elizabeth HoltzmanElizabeth Holtzman (D-NY) talked about the impeachment of President Nixon from her perspective as ... Elizabeth Holtzman (D-NY) talked about the impeachment of President Nixon from her perspective as a freshman in Congress and described the impeachment hearing process. In 1973 she became the youngest woman ever elected to Congress and as a freshman was appointed to the House Judiciary Committee. In 1974, the committee passed three articles of impeachment against President Nixon. This is a portion of an oral history interview conducted by Timothy Naftali on April 5, 2007, in New York, New York, for the Nixon Presidential Materials Staff at the National Archives and Records Administration, soon to be part of the Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum. 7:35 PM ESTApprox. 25 min.Life and Career of Peter RodinoRep. Rodino talked about his life and political career. Topics included the U.S. Constitution, his ... Rep. Rodino talked about his life and political career. Topics included the U.S. Constitution, his Italian background, his retirement after 40 years in Congress, and his feelings about politics and citizenship. He told many stories about his experiences.
8:00 PM ESTApprox. 2 hr.President Bill Clinton Impeachment - House Judiciary Commitee DebateIn the first of a three-part program, we look back to the 1998-99 impeachment of President Bill ... In the first of a three-part program, we look back to the 1998-99 impeachment of President Bill Clinton with Alexis Simendinger. She covered the impeachment for National Journal, and is now national political correspondent for The Hill newspaper. We then show a portion of the December 11, 1998, House Judiciary Committee debate on one of the four articles they passed: Article III, related to obstruction of justice. We also see a debate about the impeachment process and the different roles of the House and the Senate. 10:00 PM ESTApprox. 40 min.Oral Histories Trent Lott on Nixon Impeachment InquiryFormer House Judiciary Committee member Trent Lott discusses his experiences as a new congressman ... Former House Judiciary Committee member Trent Lott discusses his experiences as a new congressman in the early 1970s, focusing on the impeachment inquiry into President Richard Nixon. The interview is from the Richard Nixon Presidential Library oral history collection and was conducted by library director Timothy Naftali. 10:40 PM ESTApprox. 55 min.Oral Histories Elizabeth HoltzmanElizabeth Holtzman (D-NY) talked about the impeachment of President Nixon from her perspective as ... Elizabeth Holtzman (D-NY) talked about the impeachment of President Nixon from her perspective as a freshman in Congress and described the impeachment hearing process. In 1973 she became the youngest woman ever elected to Congress and as a freshman was appointed to the House Judiciary Committee. In 1974, the committee passed three articles of impeachment against President Nixon. This is a portion of an oral history interview conducted by Timothy Naftali on April 5, 2007, in New York, New York, for the Nixon Presidential Materials Staff at the National Archives and Records Administration, soon to be part of the Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum.
11:35 PM ESTApprox. 25 min.Life and Career of Peter RodinoRep. Rodino talked about his life and political career. Topics included the U.S. Constitution, his ... Rep. Rodino talked about his life and political career. Topics included the U.S. Constitution, his Italian background, his retirement after 40 years in Congress, and his feelings about politics and citizenship. He told many stories about his experiences.
Monday, December 9
12:00 AM ESTApprox. 2 hr.President Bill Clinton Impeachment - House Judiciary Commitee DebateIn the first of a three-part program, we look back to the 1998-99 impeachment of President Bill ... In the first of a three-part program, we look back to the 1998-99 impeachment of President Bill Clinton with Alexis Simendinger. She covered the impeachment for National Journal, and is now national political correspondent for The Hill newspaper. We then show a portion of the December 11, 1998, House Judiciary Committee debate on one of the four articles they passed: Article III, related to obstruction of justice. We also see a debate about the impeachment process and the different roles of the House and the Senate. 2:00 AM ESTApprox. 45 min.Reel America "Europe - Two Decades" - 1965This film documents the first two decades in Europe after World War II and the many confrontations ... This film documents the first two decades in Europe after World War II and the many confrontations between nations aligned with the Soviet Union and western European countries. The film details the Marshall Plan, origins of the Cold War, Soviet influence in Eastern Europe, the Berlin Airlift, and the construction of the Berlin Wall. Produced by the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), the film argues that NATO is vital for preventing another war in Europe. 2:45 AM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 15 min.World War I, African Americans & Civil RightsThe National Museum of African American History and Culture recently released a book called " We ... The National Museum of African American History and Culture recently released a book called " We Return Fighting: World War I and the Shaping of Modern Black Identity." In conjunction, the museum also has a temporary exhibit focusing on African Americans during the war. Museum curator and book contributor Krewasky Salter joined Howard University professor Greg Carr to talk about the collection of essays that inspired the book and exhibit. The two also discussed how the African American experience during what was then called "the Great War" served as a catalyst for the civil rights movement.
4:00 AM ESTApprox. 2 hr. 4 min.History of the Black HillsConsidered sacred by many Native Americans, South Dakota's Black Hills have long been the source ... Considered sacred by many Native Americans, South Dakota's Black Hills have long been the source of contention over land claims between tribes and the U.S. government, as well as the controversial issue of carving into the mountains at Mount Rushmore and the Crazy Horse Memorial. We traveled there to hear about the history of and the current situation in the Black Hills with Native Americans, historians, and representatives at both Mount Rushmore and the Crazy Horse Memorial . 6:04 AM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 56 min.President Bill Clinton Impeachment - House Judiciary Commitee DebateIn the first of a three-part program, we look back to the 1998-99 impeachment of President Bill ... In the first of a three-part program, we look back to the 1998-99 impeachment of President Bill Clinton with Alexis Simendinger. She covered the impeachment for National Journal, and is now national political correspondent for The Hill newspaper. We then show a portion of the December 11, 1998, House Judiciary Committee debate on one of the four articles they passed: Article III, related to obstruction of justice. We also see a debate about the impeachment process and the different roles of the House and the Senate.