American History TV Schedule

Week of January 14 through January 21

All times and durations are subject to change

Saturday, January 18
8:00 AM ESTApprox. 20 min.Reel America "Afghanistan, The Gallant Struggle" - 1981This CIA report created for President Ronald Reagan provides a general background of the December ... This CIA report created for President Ronald Reagan provides a general background of the December 1979 Soviet invasion of Afghanistan, the role of Islam in the country, and status of the fight against the Soviets. 8:20 AM ESTApprox. 10 min.Carolina Basketball MuseumThe Carolina Basketball Museum chronicles the history of UNC Basketball. Steve Kirshner, Director ... The Carolina Basketball Museum chronicles the history of UNC Basketball. Steve Kirshner, Director of Athletic Communications at the University of North Carolina, toured the museum and discussed the storied history of UNC's Basketball program, which dates back to 1910. 8:30 AM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 22 min.Classical Music & Politics in 20th Century AmericaAuthor and former classical musician Jonathan Rosenberg discussed his new book, "Dangerous ... Author and former classical musician Jonathan Rosenberg discussed his new book, "Dangerous Melodies: Classical Music in America from the Great War through the Cold War," which explores the intersection of politics and music in the first half of the 20th century. He describes how music could serve as a a tool of both outreach and xenophobia depending on the political climate of the era.
9:52 AM ESTApprox. 13 min.Rufus Edmisten & Richard Nixon's ImpeachmentRufus Edmisten served as the deputy chief counsel on the Senate Watergate Committee, which was ... Rufus Edmisten served as the deputy chief counsel on the Senate Watergate Committee, which was chaired by North Carolina Senator Sam Ervin. In his book, "That's Rufus: A Memoir of Tar Hell Politics, Watergate and Public Life," Mr. Edmisten talked about delivering a subpoena to President Nixon in 1973. 10:05 AM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 15 min.1944 Allied Defense of St. VithMilitary history scholar Mark Gerges explored the Allied defense of St. Vith in December 1944 on ... Military history scholar Mark Gerges explored the Allied defense of St. Vith in December 1944 on the 75th anniversary of the Battle of the Bulge. American forces eventually surrendered the Belgian town, but Mr. Gerges argued that the fighting caused a delay that frustrated the German counteroffensive. The Kansas City Public Library and U.S. Command and General Staff College held this event. 11:20 AM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 10 min.Planning for the Postwar EconomyHistorians discussed two wartime efforts to plan for the post-World War II economy: the 1944 ... Historians discussed two wartime efforts to plan for the post-World War II economy: the 1944 Bretton Woods Conference and the 1945 proposal put forth by U.S. Treasury Secretary Henry Morganthau Jr. While the Bretton Woods Conference aimed to build a strong global economy to stave off fascism like that which had engulfed Germany and Italy, the Morganthau plan focused more on punitive measures toward Germany as punishment for Nazism and its aggression in Europe. This event was part of the National World War II Museum's annual conference.
12:30 PM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 5 min.The Presidency Ronald Reagan, Conservatives & the Cold WarUniversity of Central Arkansas historian Marcus Witcher explored conservatives' criticism of ... University of Central Arkansas historian Marcus Witcher explored conservatives' criticism of President Reagan's foreign policy toward the Soviet Union during the 1980s. He also explained how conservatives gradually downplayed this criticism in later decades as they sought to reimagine their relationship with the 40th president. The Federalist Society's Montgomery, Alabama chapter hosted this event. 1:35 PM ESTApprox. 52 min.1944 Japanese Invasion of British IndiaWorld War II scholar Hiroyuki Shindo explored a key turning point of the war in Asia; a Japanese ... World War II scholar Hiroyuki Shindo explored a key turning point of the war in Asia; a Japanese defeat largely at the hands of British and Indian forces. The fighting took place in eastern British India, when forces under Japanese General Renya Mutaguchi launched an offensive from their stronghold in occupied Burma. This event was part of the National World War II Museum's annual conference. 2:27 PM ESTApprox. 12 min.Rufus Edmisten & Richard Nixon's ImpeachmentRufus Edmisten served as the deputy chief counsel on the Senate Watergate Committee, which was ... Rufus Edmisten served as the deputy chief counsel on the Senate Watergate Committee, which was chaired by North Carolina Senator Sam Ervin. In his book, "That's Rufus: A Memoir of Tar Hell Politics, Watergate and Public Life," Mr. Edmisten talked about delivering a subpoena to President Nixon in 1973.
2:39 PM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 10 min.Reinterpreting Southern HistoryHistorians who edited or wrote essays for the book "Reinterpreting Southern Histories" talked ... Historians who edited or wrote essays for the book "Reinterpreting Southern Histories" talked about new avenues for approaching and understanding the history of the South. Topics discussed included Native Americans, the Civil War, slavery, the environment and the Great Depression. This panel was part of the 2019 Southern Historical Association's annual conference. 3:49 PM ESTApprox. 11 min.Morehead Planetarium & Science CenterThe Morehead Planetarium was the first built in the south and is located on the campus of the ... The Morehead Planetarium was the first built in the south and is located on the campus of the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill. Todd Boyette, Director of the Morehead Planetarium & Science Center, explained how NASA used the facility to train over 60 astronauts for space missions. 4:00 PM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 15 min.History Bookshelf Lori Wallach, "Whose Trade Organization?"Lori Wallach talked about her book, "Whose Trade Organization?: A Comprehensive Guide to the WTO." ... Lori Wallach talked about her book, "Whose Trade Organization?: A Comprehensive Guide to the WTO." She talked about the creation of the World Trade Organization (WTO) and the trade agreements the organization enforces. Ms. Wallach argued that the biggest international trade agreements supported by the U.S. have very little to do with actual trade and do little to improve the lives of the general population in any country. In her talk, Ms. Wallach also discussed careers in public service. Ms. Wallach answered questions from members of the Everett Public Service Internship Program following her remarks.
5:15 PM ESTApprox. 30 min.Battle of the Bulge 75th AnniversaryOn December 16, 1944, Adolf Hitler launched a surprise counteroffensive against Allied forces in ... On December 16, 1944, Adolf Hitler launched a surprise counteroffensive against Allied forces in the Ardennes Forest region of Belgium, northeastern France, and Luxembourg. Known as the Battle of the Bulge, Hitler committed more than 1,000 tanks and 200,000 troops to this last Nazi effort, hoping to recapture the port city of Antwerp. Veterans, their families, and officials from the U.S. military and Allied nations marked the battle's 75th anniversary with a ceremony in Washington, D.C. Author Alex Kershaw gave the keynote address. The Friends of the National World War II Memorial hosted the event. 5:45 PM ESTApprox. 15 min.Former Chapel Hill Mayor Howard LeeHoward Lee, was the first African-American elected mayor in a majority-white southern city. Mr. ... Howard Lee, was the first African-American elected mayor in a majority-white southern city. Mr. Lee talked about serving as Chapel Hill's mayor from 1969 to 1975, and explained the challenges he faced during the election and while in office. 6:00 PM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 15 min.The Civil War Battle of Fort FisherCivil War scholar Rod Gragg discussed the Battle of Fort Fisher, which occured in December 1864 ... Civil War scholar Rod Gragg discussed the Battle of Fort Fisher, which occured in December 1864 and January 1865. Though beaten back at the first engagement, the Union Army remained determined to capture the fort and control the last remaining Confederate seaport - Wilmington, North Carolina. Mr. Gragg is author of, "Confederate Goliath: The Battle of Fort Fisher" and he spoke at Pamplin Park's "Small Battles, Big Results" symposium.
7:15 PM ESTApprox. 15 min.Carolina Basketball MuseumThe Carolina Basketball Museum chronicles the history of UNC Basketball. Steve Kirshner, Director ... The Carolina Basketball Museum chronicles the history of UNC Basketball. Steve Kirshner, Director of Athletic Communications at the University of North Carolina, toured the museum and discussed the storied history of UNC's Basketball program, which dates back to 1910. 7:30 PM ESTApprox. 20 min.Reel America "Afghanistan, The Gallant Struggle" - 1981This CIA report created for President Ronald Reagan provides a general background of the December ... This CIA report created for President Ronald Reagan provides a general background of the December 1979 Soviet invasion of Afghanistan, the role of Islam in the country, and status of the fight against the Soviets. 7:50 PM ESTApprox. 9 min.Marion Cheek Jackson CenterMembers of the Marian Cheek Jackson Center discussed Chapel Hill's Civil Rights history, including ... Members of the Marian Cheek Jackson Center discussed Chapel Hill's Civil Rights history, including the Chapel Hill Nine sit-in on February 28, 1960.
7:59 PM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 1 min.Lectures in History Cuban Missile CrisisGrove City College professor Paul Kengor explored the tense days of October 1962 when the United ... Grove City College professor Paul Kengor explored the tense days of October 1962 when the United States and the Soviet Union faced off over missiles in Cuba in one of the "hottest" episodes of the Cold War. He explained how the ideological militancy of Cuban leader Fidel Castro worried leaders in both Moscow and Washington who did not truly desire nuclear conflict despite their tough talk. 9:00 PM ESTApprox. 1 hr.American Relief Administration & 1921-22 Soviet FamineHistorian Douglas Smith gave an illustrated talk about his book: "The Russian Job: The Forgotten ... Historian Douglas Smith gave an illustrated talk about his book: "The Russian Job: The Forgotten Story of How America Saved the Soviet Union from Ruin." In 1921, millions of Soviet citizens faced starvation in one of the worst famines in history. Vladimir Lenin's new Soviet government asked Herbert Hoover's American Relief Administration for help, and Douglas Smith argued that this was one of the largest humanitarian efforts in history. Hillwood Estate, Museum and Gardens in Washington, DC hosted this event. 10:00 PM ESTApprox. 34 min.Reel America Manhoff Film Archive of 1950s Soviet UnionHistorian Douglas Smith viewed and discussed silent color film shot by U.S. Army Major Martin ... Historian Douglas Smith viewed and discussed silent color film shot by U.S. Army Major Martin Manhoff, including Joseph Stalin's 1953 Moscow funeral. The Manhoff Archive includes hundreds of color slides and film reels taken by Major Manhoff in the early 1950s while he was stationed at the U.S. Embassy in Moscow as a military attache.
10:34 PM ESTApprox. 10 min.Morehead Planetarium & Science CenterThe Morehead Planetarium was the first built in the south and is located on the campus of the ... The Morehead Planetarium was the first built in the south and is located on the campus of the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill. Todd Boyette, Director of the Morehead Planetarium & Science Center, explained how NASA used the facility to train over 60 astronauts for space missions. 10:44 PM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 16 min.U.S. World War II Bombing Operations - Matterhorn & FranticHistorians Tami Davis Biddle and Alexandra Richie talked about two lesser known World War II U.S. ... Historians Tami Davis Biddle and Alexandra Richie talked about two lesser known World War II U.S. Army Air Force initiatives: Operation Matterhorn, which targeted mainland Japan and Japanese territory from China and India, and Operation Frantic, which targeted German-held territory from Soviet bases. This event was part of the National World War II Museum's annual conference.
Sunday, January 19
12:00 AM ESTApprox. 56 min.Lectures in History Cuban Missile CrisisGrove City College professor Paul Kengor explored the tense days of October 1962 when the United ... Grove City College professor Paul Kengor explored the tense days of October 1962 when the United States and the Soviet Union faced off over missiles in Cuba in one of the "hottest" episodes of the Cold War. He explained how the ideological militancy of Cuban leader Fidel Castro worried leaders in both Moscow and Washington who did not truly desire nuclear conflict despite their tough talk. 12:56 AM ESTApprox. 4 min.Congressman David Price D-4thRep. David Price (D-NC-4th District) discussed his district's history and economy. Rep. David Price (D-NC-4th District) discussed his district's history and economy. 1:00 AM ESTApprox. 1 hr.American Relief Administration & 1921-22 Soviet FamineHistorian Douglas Smith gave an illustrated talk about his book: "The Russian Job: The Forgotten ... Historian Douglas Smith gave an illustrated talk about his book: "The Russian Job: The Forgotten Story of How America Saved the Soviet Union from Ruin." In 1921, millions of Soviet citizens faced starvation in one of the worst famines in history. Vladimir Lenin's new Soviet government asked Herbert Hoover's American Relief Administration for help, and Douglas Smith argued that this was one of the largest humanitarian efforts in history. Hillwood Estate, Museum and Gardens in Washington, DC hosted this event.
2:00 AM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 15 min.History Bookshelf Lori Wallach, "Whose Trade Organization?"Lori Wallach talked about her book, "Whose Trade Organization?: A Comprehensive Guide to the WTO." ... Lori Wallach talked about her book, "Whose Trade Organization?: A Comprehensive Guide to the WTO." She talked about the creation of the World Trade Organization (WTO) and the trade agreements the organization enforces. Ms. Wallach argued that the biggest international trade agreements supported by the U.S. have very little to do with actual trade and do little to improve the lives of the general population in any country. In her talk, Ms. Wallach also discussed careers in public service. Ms. Wallach answered questions from members of the Everett Public Service Internship Program following her remarks. 3:15 AM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 15 min.The Civil War Battle of Fort FisherCivil War scholar Rod Gragg discussed the Battle of Fort Fisher, which occured in December 1864 ... Civil War scholar Rod Gragg discussed the Battle of Fort Fisher, which occured in December 1864 and January 1865. Though beaten back at the first engagement, the Union Army remained determined to capture the fort and control the last remaining Confederate seaport - Wilmington, North Carolina. Mr. Gragg is author of, "Confederate Goliath: The Battle of Fort Fisher" and he spoke at Pamplin Park's "Small Battles, Big Results" symposium. 4:30 AM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 10 min.Planning for the Postwar EconomyHistorians discussed two wartime efforts to plan for the post-World War II economy: the 1944 ... Historians discussed two wartime efforts to plan for the post-World War II economy: the 1944 Bretton Woods Conference and the 1945 proposal put forth by U.S. Treasury Secretary Henry Morganthau Jr. While the Bretton Woods Conference aimed to build a strong global economy to stave off fascism like that which had engulfed Germany and Italy, the Morganthau plan focused more on punitive measures toward Germany as punishment for Nazism and its aggression in Europe. This event was part of the National World War II Museum's annual conference.
5:40 AM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 10 min.Reinterpreting Southern HistoryHistorians who edited or wrote essays for the book "Reinterpreting Southern Histories" talked ... Historians who edited or wrote essays for the book "Reinterpreting Southern Histories" talked about new avenues for approaching and understanding the history of the South. Topics discussed included Native Americans, the Civil War, slavery, the environment and the Great Depression. This panel was part of the 2019 Southern Historical Association's annual conference. 6:50 AM ESTApprox. 55 min.Lectures in History Cuban Missile CrisisGrove City College professor Paul Kengor explored the tense days of October 1962 when the United ... Grove City College professor Paul Kengor explored the tense days of October 1962 when the United States and the Soviet Union faced off over missiles in Cuba in one of the "hottest" episodes of the Cold War. He explained how the ideological militancy of Cuban leader Fidel Castro worried leaders in both Moscow and Washington who did not truly desire nuclear conflict despite their tough talk. 7:45 AM ESTApprox. 15 min.Former Chapel Hill Mayor Howard LeeHoward Lee, was the first African-American elected mayor in a majority-white southern city. Mr. ... Howard Lee, was the first African-American elected mayor in a majority-white southern city. Mr. Lee talked about serving as Chapel Hill's mayor from 1969 to 1975, and explained the challenges he faced during the election and while in office.
8:00 AM ESTApprox. 44 min.History Bookshelf Eric Burns, "1920"Eric Burns talked about his book, "1920: The Year That Made the Decade Roar," about the importance ... Eric Burns talked about his book, "1920: The Year That Made the Decade Roar," about the importance of the year 1920 in American history. 8:44 AM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 16 min.Studying the HolocaustHolocaust scholars discussed recent trends in scholarship as well as new findings. They stressed ... Holocaust scholars discussed recent trends in scholarship as well as new findings. They stressed the brutality of the Nazi regime, and that the Holocaust and military fighting of World War II were interelated events that should be understood that way in histories. This event was part of the National World War II Museum's annual conference. 10:00 AM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 15 min.The Civil War 1861 Battle of Ball's BluffCivil War scholar James Morgan discussed the October 1861 Battle of Ball's Bluff that occurred ... Civil War scholar James Morgan discussed the October 1861 Battle of Ball's Bluff that occurred near Leesburg, Virginia. Fought during the first year of the war, he argued that this Union loss was largely due to misinformation and miscommunication among the officers. This event was part of Pamplin Historical Park's "Small Battles, Big Results" symposium.
11:15 AM ESTApprox. 45 min.U.S. Army in Northern Russia, 1918-1919World War I scholar and author James Carl Nelson discussed his book, "The Polar Bear Expedition: ... World War I scholar and author James Carl Nelson discussed his book, "The Polar Bear Expedition: The Heroes of America's Forgotten Invasion of Russia, 1918 to 1919." In August of 1918, about five thousand soldiers of the 339th regiment of the U.S. Army sailed to a Russian city 1,000 miles northeast of Moscow. They would spend the next year in the frozen north fighting the Red Army in an attempt to aid anti-communist forces. This program was a part of the 2019 National World War I Museum & Memorial symposium. 12:00 PM ESTApprox. 49 min.Lectures in History 1960s African American Voter RegistrationEmory University professor Carol Anderson taught a class about efforts in the early 1960s to ... Emory University professor Carol Anderson taught a class about efforts in the early 1960s to register African American voters in Mississippi. She described some of the leaders of the movement, their tactics and the opposition they faced from segregationists. 12:49 PM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 10 min.The Girl in the Picture, Remembering VietnamAuthor Mark Bowden and jazz composer Hannibal Lokumbe joined United Nations Goodwill Ambassador ... Author Mark Bowden and jazz composer Hannibal Lokumbe joined United Nations Goodwill Ambassador Kim Phuc at the National Constitution Center to discuss the legacy of the Vietnam War in an event titled, "The Girl in the Picture: Remembering Vietnam." On June 8, 1972, Associated Press photographer Nick Ut snapped a Pulitzer Prize-winning image of nine-year-old Kim Phuc, who was severely injured in a friendly fire napalm attack by South Vietnamese jets. Hannibal Lokumbe composed "Children of the Fire" when he saw the image, and performed portions of the jazz music during this program.
1:59 PM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 6 min.C-SPAN Cities Tour Visits Chapel Hill, North CarolinaThe C-SPAN Cities Tour visited Chapel Hill, North Carolina to learn about the history of the city ... The C-SPAN Cities Tour visited Chapel Hill, North Carolina to learn about the history of the city from local experts and historians. 3:05 PM ESTApprox. 55 min.The Civil War 1864 Shenandoah Valley CampaignCivil War scholar Scott Patchan talked about operations in the Shenandoah Valley during July and ... Civil War scholar Scott Patchan talked about operations in the Shenandoah Valley during July and August 1864. Following a Confederate advance on Washington D.C. under Major General Jubal Early, Union and Confederate forces engaged in skirmishes throughout the Valley. The Mosby Area Heritage Association hosted the event. 4:00 PM ESTApprox. 34 min.Reel America Manhoff Film Archive of 1950s Soviet UnionHistorian Douglas Smith viewed and discussed silent color film shot by U.S. Army Major Martin ... Historian Douglas Smith viewed and discussed silent color film shot by U.S. Army Major Martin Manhoff, including Joseph Stalin's 1953 Moscow funeral. The Manhoff Archive includes hundreds of color slides and film reels taken by Major Manhoff in the early 1950s while he was stationed at the U.S. Embassy in Moscow as a military attache.
4:34 PM ESTApprox. 11 min.Morehead Planetarium & Science CenterThe Morehead Planetarium was the first built in the south and is located on the campus of the ... The Morehead Planetarium was the first built in the south and is located on the campus of the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill. Todd Boyette, Director of the Morehead Planetarium & Science Center, explained how NASA used the facility to train over 60 astronauts for space missions. 4:45 PM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 14 min.U.S. World War II Bombing Operations - Matterhorn & FranticHistorians Tami Davis Biddle and Alexandra Richie talked about two lesser known World War II U.S. ... Historians Tami Davis Biddle and Alexandra Richie talked about two lesser known World War II U.S. Army Air Force initiatives: Operation Matterhorn, which targeted mainland Japan and Japanese territory from China and India, and Operation Frantic, which targeted German-held territory from Soviet bases. This event was part of the National World War II Museum's annual conference. 5:59 PM ESTApprox. 40 min.American Artifacts World War II M4 Sherman TankRetired U.S. Army Colonel and living history hobbyist Alexander Kose explains the history of the ... Retired U.S. Army Colonel and living history hobbyist Alexander Kose explains the history of the M4 Sherman tank and demonstrates how it works. The most commonly used American tank in World War II, there were more than 49,000 manufactured. They were also used by the British, Chinese, and Soviet allies, and were used by the U.S. Army until the mid 1950s.
6:39 PM ESTApprox. 6 min.History of UNCUniversity of North Carolina Chapel Hill Archivist Nicholas Graham discussed the university's ... University of North Carolina Chapel Hill Archivist Nicholas Graham discussed the university's founding, as well as its role in the growth of the city of Chapel Hill. 6:45 PM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 14 min.Nazi Execution of Canadian POW's & Saipan SuicidesHistorians James Holland and Richard Frank discussed two grim events that took place in June and ... Historians James Holland and Richard Frank discussed two grim events that took place in June and July of 1944; a Hitler Youth division's execution of Canadian POW's at an 11th century Abbey in Normandy, France, and the mass suicide of Japanese civilians who jumped off cliffs to avoid capture by U.S. forces during the Battle of Saipan. This event was part of the National World War II Museum's annual conference. 7:59 PM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 26 min.The Presidency George W. Bush & the Iraq SurgeThis was a discussion about President George W. Bush's 2007 decision to increase American troop ... This was a discussion about President George W. Bush's 2007 decision to increase American troop levels in Iraq. Former Bush administration officials Meghan O'Sullivan and Peter Feaver recounted their roles in the decision-making, and their subsequent efforts to document these events in an oral history titled "The Last Card: Inside George W. Bush's Decision to Surge in Iraq." This is the first of three programs on "the surge" hosted by the Center for Presidential History at Southern Methodist University in Dallas.
9:25 PM ESTApprox. 10 min.Carolina Basketball MuseumThe Carolina Basketball Museum chronicles the history of UNC Basketball. Steve Kirshner, Director ... The Carolina Basketball Museum chronicles the history of UNC Basketball. Steve Kirshner, Director of Athletic Communications at the University of North Carolina, toured the museum and discussed the storied history of UNC's Basketball program, which dates back to 1910. 9:35 PM ESTApprox. 16 min.American Artifacts Sex & Marriage During the Civil WarAt the annual Gettysburg Civil War Battle Reenactment, we visited a camp brothel in the living ... At the annual Gettysburg Civil War Battle Reenactment, we visited a camp brothel in the living history village and spoke to reenactors about Victorian-era marriage expectations and Civil War camp life. 9:51 PM ESTApprox. 9 min.Marion Cheek Jackson CenterMembers of the Marian Cheek Jackson Center discussed Chapel Hill's Civil Rights history, including ... Members of the Marian Cheek Jackson Center discussed Chapel Hill's Civil Rights history, including the Chapel Hill Nine sit-in on February 28, 1960.
10:00 PM ESTApprox. 38 min.American Artifacts World War II M4 Sherman TankRetired U.S. Army Colonel and living history hobbyist Alexander Kose explains the history of the ... Retired U.S. Army Colonel and living history hobbyist Alexander Kose explains the history of the M4 Sherman tank and demonstrates how it works. The most commonly used American tank in World War II, there were more than 49,000 manufactured. They were also used by the British, Chinese, and Soviet allies, and were used by the U.S. Army until the mid 1950s. 10:38 PM ESTApprox. 7 min.History of UNCUniversity of North Carolina Chapel Hill Archivist Nicholas Graham discussed the university's ... University of North Carolina Chapel Hill Archivist Nicholas Graham discussed the university's founding, as well as its role in the growth of the city of Chapel Hill. 10:45 PM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 15 min.Nazi Execution of Canadian POW's & Saipan SuicidesHistorians James Holland and Richard Frank discussed two grim events that took place in June and ... Historians James Holland and Richard Frank discussed two grim events that took place in June and July of 1944; a Hitler Youth division's execution of Canadian POW's at an 11th century Abbey in Normandy, France, and the mass suicide of Japanese civilians who jumped off cliffs to avoid capture by U.S. forces during the Battle of Saipan. This event was part of the National World War II Museum's annual conference.
Monday, January 20
12:00 AM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 26 min.The Presidency George W. Bush & the Iraq SurgeThis was a discussion about President George W. Bush's 2007 decision to increase American troop ... This was a discussion about President George W. Bush's 2007 decision to increase American troop levels in Iraq. Former Bush administration officials Meghan O'Sullivan and Peter Feaver recounted their roles in the decision-making, and their subsequent efforts to document these events in an oral history titled "The Last Card: Inside George W. Bush's Decision to Surge in Iraq." This is the first of three programs on "the surge" hosted by the Center for Presidential History at Southern Methodist University in Dallas. 1:26 AM ESTApprox. 14 min.Former Chapel Hill Mayor Howard LeeHoward Lee, was the first African-American elected mayor in a majority-white southern city. Mr. ... Howard Lee, was the first African-American elected mayor in a majority-white southern city. Mr. Lee talked about serving as Chapel Hill's mayor from 1969 to 1975, and explained the challenges he faced during the election and while in office. 1:40 AM ESTApprox. 16 min.American Artifacts Sex & Marriage During the Civil WarAt the annual Gettysburg Civil War Battle Reenactment, we visited a camp brothel in the living ... At the annual Gettysburg Civil War Battle Reenactment, we visited a camp brothel in the living history village and spoke to reenactors about Victorian-era marriage expectations and Civil War camp life.
1:56 AM ESTApprox. 4 min.Congressman David Price D-4thRep. David Price (D-NC-4th District) discussed his district's history and economy. Rep. David Price (D-NC-4th District) discussed his district's history and economy. 2:00 AM ESTApprox. 34 min.Reel America Manhoff Film Archive of 1950s Soviet UnionHistorian Douglas Smith viewed and discussed silent color film shot by U.S. Army Major Martin ... Historian Douglas Smith viewed and discussed silent color film shot by U.S. Army Major Martin Manhoff, including Joseph Stalin's 1953 Moscow funeral. The Manhoff Archive includes hundreds of color slides and film reels taken by Major Manhoff in the early 1950s while he was stationed at the U.S. Embassy in Moscow as a military attache. 2:34 AM ESTApprox. 11 min.Morehead Planetarium & Science CenterThe Morehead Planetarium was the first built in the south and is located on the campus of the ... The Morehead Planetarium was the first built in the south and is located on the campus of the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill. Todd Boyette, Director of the Morehead Planetarium & Science Center, explained how NASA used the facility to train over 60 astronauts for space missions.
2:45 AM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 15 min.U.S. World War II Bombing Operations - Matterhorn & FranticHistorians Tami Davis Biddle and Alexandra Richie talked about two lesser known World War II U.S. ... Historians Tami Davis Biddle and Alexandra Richie talked about two lesser known World War II U.S. Army Air Force initiatives: Operation Matterhorn, which targeted mainland Japan and Japanese territory from China and India, and Operation Frantic, which targeted German-held territory from Soviet bases. This event was part of the National World War II Museum's annual conference. 4:00 AM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 5 min.C-SPAN Cities Tour Visits Chapel Hill, North CarolinaThe C-SPAN Cities Tour visited Chapel Hill, North Carolina to learn about the history of the city ... The C-SPAN Cities Tour visited Chapel Hill, North Carolina to learn about the history of the city from local experts and historians. 5:05 AM ESTApprox. 55 min.The Civil War 1864 Shenandoah Valley CampaignCivil War scholar Scott Patchan talked about operations in the Shenandoah Valley during July and ... Civil War scholar Scott Patchan talked about operations in the Shenandoah Valley during July and August 1864. Following a Confederate advance on Washington D.C. under Major General Jubal Early, Union and Confederate forces engaged in skirmishes throughout the Valley. The Mosby Area Heritage Association hosted the event.
6:00 AM ESTApprox. 38 min.American Artifacts World War II M4 Sherman TankRetired U.S. Army Colonel and living history hobbyist Alexander Kose explains the history of the ... Retired U.S. Army Colonel and living history hobbyist Alexander Kose explains the history of the M4 Sherman tank and demonstrates how it works. The most commonly used American tank in World War II, there were more than 49,000 manufactured. They were also used by the British, Chinese, and Soviet allies, and were used by the U.S. Army until the mid 1950s. 6:38 AM ESTApprox. 7 min.Marion Cheek Jackson CenterMembers of the Marian Cheek Jackson Center discussed Chapel Hill's Civil Rights history, including ... Members of the Marian Cheek Jackson Center discussed Chapel Hill's Civil Rights history, including the Chapel Hill Nine sit-in on February 28, 1960. 6:45 AM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 15 min.Nazi Execution of Canadian POW's & Saipan SuicidesHistorians James Holland and Richard Frank discussed two grim events that took place in June and ... Historians James Holland and Richard Frank discussed two grim events that took place in June and July of 1944; a Hitler Youth division's execution of Canadian POW's at an 11th century Abbey in Normandy, France, and the mass suicide of Japanese civilians who jumped off cliffs to avoid capture by U.S. forces during the Battle of Saipan. This event was part of the National World War II Museum's annual conference.