American History TV Schedule

Week of January 27 through February 3

All times and durations are subject to change

Saturday, February 1
8:00 AM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 16 min.Reel America "Nuremberg"- 1948This 1948 U.S. Army documentary of the Nuremberg trials was first screened in Germany in November, ... This 1948 U.S. Army documentary of the Nuremberg trials was first screened in Germany in November, 1948 and was not released in the U.S. until a restored version was completed by a team in 2016. Using Nazi and allied films, documents, and testimony, "Nuremberg" chronicles the rise of Nazi Germany, its annexation of neighboring countries, military invasions, war crimes, and death camps. This version has English language narration recorded over the trial sound, and contains many scenes of war and death that some viewers may find disturbing. 9:16 AM ESTApprox. 44 min.War of 1812 Hero Stephen Decatur's DuelU.S. Naval Academy superintendent Sean Buck talked about the life and career of Stephen Decatur, a ... U.S. Naval Academy superintendent Sean Buck talked about the life and career of Stephen Decatur, a War of 1812 hero later killed in a duel with disgraced fellow naval officer James Barron. Two naval officers then read the increasingly tense correspondence between the two men leading up to their March 22, 1820 face-off. The White House Historical Association hosted this event to commemorate the duel's 200th anniversary. 10:00 AM ESTApprox. 30 min.American Artifacts Civil War Surgery & EmbalmingAt the annual Gettysburg Civil War Battle Reenactment, we visited a camp surgeon and embalmer in ... At the annual Gettysburg Civil War Battle Reenactment, we visited a camp surgeon and embalmer in the living history village and spoke to reenactors about medical practices during the war.
10:30 AM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 20 min.June 6, 1944 - D-DayMany people think of commanders like Eisenhower and soldiers storming the beaches of France when ... Many people think of commanders like Eisenhower and soldiers storming the beaches of France when they think of D-Day. However, the full picture of the massive operation is much larger than that. Panelists discuss the lesser recognized contributions of women, multiple governments, and other military members in ensuring the success of the crucial landing. This event was part of the National World War II Museum's annual conference. 11:50 AM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 54 min.The Presidency Creating the Iraq Surge StrategyFormer George W. Bush administration officials talked about the planning leading up to the 2007 ... Former George W. Bush administration officials talked about the planning leading up to the 2007 surge of American troop levels in Iraq, including what they described as myths and misunderstandings about the strategy. This was the second of three programs on "the surge" hosted by the Center for Presidential History at Southern Methodist University in Dallas. 1:44 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.
2:54 PM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 5 min.The Civil War 1863 Battle of Champion HillCivil War scholar Timothy Smith explored the 1863 Battle of Champion Hill, part of the Vicksburg ... Civil War scholar Timothy Smith explored the 1863 Battle of Champion Hill, part of the Vicksburg campaign. He discussed how General Grant's leadership contributed to a Union victory in this Mississippi engagement. This event was part of Pamplin Historical Park's "Small Battles, Big Results" symposium. 3:59 PM ESTApprox. 52 min.History Bookshelf Rebecca Erbelding, "Rescue Board"Rebecca Erbelding of the Holocaust Museum provided a history of the War Refugee Board, created in ... Rebecca Erbelding of the Holocaust Museum provided a history of the War Refugee Board, created in 1944 by President Franklin D. Roosevelt with the objective of assisting Jewish refugees. 4:51 PM ESTApprox. 8 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.
4:59 PM ESTApprox. 45 min.Remembering the HolocaustThe United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C. hosted a commemorative ceremony to ... The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C. hosted a commemorative ceremony to remember those who perished and to mark International Holocaust Remembrance Day - observed every January 27 on the anniversary of the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp liberation during World War II. Among the speakers are two survivors who offered their memories and a prayer. 5:44 PM ESTApprox. 16 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. 3 min.The Civil War What Caused the Civil War?Historians Joan Waugh and Gary Gallagher answered - what caused the Civil War? Ms. Waugh and Mr. ... Historians Joan Waugh and Gary Gallagher answered - what caused the Civil War? Ms. Waugh and Mr. Gallagher co-authored, " The American War: A History of the Civil War Era." Their remarks were part of the annual Lincoln Forum symposium in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.
7:03 PM ESTApprox. 56 min.Legacy of Financial Reformer Sen. Carter Glass D-VirginiaMatthew Fink talked about the legacy of U.S. Senator Carter Glass (D-Virginia), and how key ... Matthew Fink talked about the legacy of U.S. Senator Carter Glass (D-Virginia), and how key financial reform laws he advocated changed American banking. Mr. Fink is the author of, " The Unlikely Reformer: Carter Glass and Financial Regulation." This event was hosted by the U.S. Capitol Historical Society. Glass was an eight-term U.S. Representative, Secretary of the Treasury, and four-term U.S. Senator. 7:59 PM ESTApprox. 1 hr.Lectures in History Civil War WeaponryGuilford Technical Community College professor Jeff Kinard taught a class about Civil War weaponry ... Guilford Technical Community College professor Jeff Kinard taught a class about Civil War weaponry and shared artifacts such as muskets, carbines and revolvers. He described technological advances, such as breech loading and rifled barrels, that allowed soldiers to fire faster and with more accuracy. 8:59 PM ESTApprox. 1 hr.Q&A Iowa Caucuses HistoryDavid Yepsen talked about the history of the "First-in-the-Nation" Iowa caucuses, which are held ... David Yepsen talked about the history of the "First-in-the-Nation" Iowa caucuses, which are held this year on February 3, 2020. The discussion included a look at the current state of politics in Iowa. Mr. Yepsen was the longtime chief political writer for the Des Moines Register, where he covered politics for 34 years. He's now the host of "Iowa Press" on Iowa PBS.
9:59 PM ESTApprox. 33 min.Reel America "Election 1976 - Presidential Elections"During the bicentennial year of 1976, the U.S. Information Agency produced a series of eight ... During the bicentennial year of 1976, the U.S. Information Agency produced a series of eight programs about the election process for foreign audiences. This first episode includes a short documentary on presidential election history since the first party convention in 1831, a discussion with three political analysts about how the system has evolved, and profiles of each of the major candidates in 1976. 10:32 PM ESTApprox. 30 min.Reel America "Election 1976 - The Primaries"Three political analysts discuss the presidential primary system as it existed in 1976, the race ... Three political analysts discuss the presidential primary system as it existed in 1976, the race between incumbent President Gerald Ford and challenger Ronald Reagan, and their ideas for reforming the nomination system. This U.S. Information Agency program was produced for international audiences. 11:02 PM ESTApprox. 59 min.Eastern Europe After World War IUniversity of Kansas professor Nathan Wood looked at the state of Eastern European countries in ... University of Kansas professor Nathan Wood looked at the state of Eastern European countries in the aftermath of World War I and following the collapse of the German, Austro-Hungarian and Russian empires. He discussed the reasons for the violence and chaos that continued in countries such as Bolshevik Russia and in newly formed states such as Poland and Hungary. The National World War I Museum & Memorial in Kansas City, Missouri hosted this talk as part of their annual symposium.
Sunday, February 2
12:01 AM ESTApprox. 59 min.Lectures in History Civil War WeaponryGuilford Technical Community College professor Jeff Kinard taught a class about Civil War weaponry ... Guilford Technical Community College professor Jeff Kinard taught a class about Civil War weaponry and shared artifacts such as muskets, carbines and revolvers. He described technological advances, such as breech loading and rifled barrels, that allowed soldiers to fire faster and with more accuracy. 1:00 AM ESTApprox. 1 hr.Q&A Iowa Caucuses HistoryDavid Yepsen talked about the history of the "First-in-the-Nation" Iowa caucuses, which are held ... David Yepsen talked about the history of the "First-in-the-Nation" Iowa caucuses, which are held this year on February 3, 2020. The discussion included a look at the current state of politics in Iowa. Mr. Yepsen was the longtime chief political writer for the Des Moines Register, where he covered politics for 34 years. He's now the host of "Iowa Press" on Iowa PBS. 2:00 AM ESTApprox. 55 min.History Bookshelf Rebecca Erbelding, "Rescue Board"Rebecca Erbelding of the Holocaust Museum provided a history of the War Refugee Board, created in ... Rebecca Erbelding of the Holocaust Museum provided a history of the War Refugee Board, created in 1944 by President Franklin D. Roosevelt with the objective of assisting Jewish refugees.
2:55 AM ESTApprox. 45 min.Remembering the HolocaustThe United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C. hosted a commemorative ceremony to ... The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C. hosted a commemorative ceremony to remember those who perished and to mark International Holocaust Remembrance Day - observed every January 27 on the anniversary of the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp liberation during World War II. Among the speakers are two survivors who offered their memories and a prayer. 3:40 AM ESTApprox. 20 min.Drinking in the Antebellum CongressProfessor Thomas Balcerski talked about the prevalence of drinking in both the political and ... Professor Thomas Balcerski talked about the prevalence of drinking in both the political and social life of congressional representatives before the Civil War. This interview was recorded at the annual meeting of the American Historical Association in New York City. 4:00 AM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 5 min.The Civil War What Caused the Civil War?Historians Joan Waugh and Gary Gallagher answered - what caused the Civil War? Ms. Waugh and Mr. ... Historians Joan Waugh and Gary Gallagher answered - what caused the Civil War? Ms. Waugh and Mr. Gallagher co-authored, " The American War: A History of the Civil War Era." Their remarks were part of the annual Lincoln Forum symposium in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.
5:05 AM ESTApprox. 1 hr.Legacy of Financial Reformer Sen. Carter Glass D-VirginiaMatthew Fink talked about the legacy of U.S. Senator Carter Glass (D-Virginia), and how key ... Matthew Fink talked about the legacy of U.S. Senator Carter Glass (D-Virginia), and how key financial reform laws he advocated changed American banking. Mr. Fink is the author of, " The Unlikely Reformer: Carter Glass and Financial Regulation." This event was hosted by the U.S. Capitol Historical Society. Glass was an eight-term U.S. Representative, Secretary of the Treasury, and four-term U.S. Senator. 6:05 AM ESTApprox. 55 min.Lectures in History Civil War WeaponryGuilford Technical Community College professor Jeff Kinard taught a class about Civil War weaponry ... Guilford Technical Community College professor Jeff Kinard taught a class about Civil War weaponry and shared artifacts such as muskets, carbines and revolvers. He described technological advances, such as breech loading and rifled barrels, that allowed soldiers to fire faster and with more accuracy. 7:00 AM ESTApprox. 59 min.Eastern Europe After World War IUniversity of Kansas professor Nathan Wood looked at the state of Eastern European countries in ... University of Kansas professor Nathan Wood looked at the state of Eastern European countries in the aftermath of World War I and following the collapse of the German, Austro-Hungarian and Russian empires. He discussed the reasons for the violence and chaos that continued in countries such as Bolshevik Russia and in newly formed states such as Poland and Hungary. The National World War I Museum & Memorial in Kansas City, Missouri hosted this talk as part of their annual symposium.
7:59 AM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 11 min.The Rise & Fall of ProhibitionThe Smithsonian Associates hosted this event in commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the ... The Smithsonian Associates hosted this event in commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the beginning of Prohibition enforcement in January of 1920. Historian, author, and tour guide Garrett Peck discussed the rise and fall of the 13 year experiment in America. He is the author of, "The Prohibition Hangover: Alcohol in America from Demon Rum to Cult Cabernet" and "Prohibition in Washington, D.C.: How Dry We Weren't." Prohibition was a constitutional amendment banning the manufacture, sale, or transportation of intoxicating liquors in the United States. 9:10 AM ESTApprox. 50 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. 10:00 AM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 39 min.The Civil War Fall 1863 Virginia CampaignsCivil War scholar Jeffrey Hunt detailed the movements of General George Meade and Union forces ... Civil War scholar Jeffrey Hunt detailed the movements of General George Meade and Union forces from July to December 1863 as they followed Confederates through Virginia. This event was part of Pamplin Historical Park's "Small Battles, Big Results" symposium.
11:39 AM ESTApprox. 21 min.Medicaid and Medicare Since the 1960sGeorge Aumoithe, a Postdoctoral Research Associate at Princeton University, discussed the history ... George Aumoithe, a Postdoctoral Research Associate at Princeton University, discussed the history of universal healthcare in the United States. Beginning in the 1960s, he explained the rise of Medicaid and Medicare, and how the debate surrounding healthcare has evolved. This interview was recorded at the annual American Historical Association meeting. 12:00 PM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 5 min.Lectures in History Neutrality & World War I AmericaUniversity of Minnesota professor Saje Mathieu taught a class about "neutrality" and what that ... University of Minnesota professor Saje Mathieu taught a class about "neutrality" and what that concept meant in World War I America. She explained how neutrality did not mean inactivity, as the U.S. sold materials to both the Allied and Central Powers, helping both sides continue the fight. She also talked about how the U.S. viewed itself as the defender of democracy and sought to police certain nations and ethnic groups, yet faced criticism for how it treated its own dissenters and minorities. 1:05 PM ESTApprox. 55 min.Black Cowboys in the American WestHistorian Michael Searles talked about his book, "Black Cowboys in the American West: On the ... Historian Michael Searles talked about his book, "Black Cowboys in the American West: On the Range, on the Stage, Behind the Badge." Using images of black cowboys, Professor Searles discussed their experiences in the 19th and 20th centuries. The Tesoro Cultural Center in Morrison, Colorado hosted this event.
2:00 PM ESTApprox. 38 min.Road to the White House 1992 Bill Clinton Campaign AppearanceOn Road to the White House Rewind, we look back to the 1992 campaign of Arkansas Governor Bill ... On Road to the White House Rewind, we look back to the 1992 campaign of Arkansas Governor Bill Clinton. He announced his candidacy on October 3, 1991, and five days later visited Franklin High School in New Hampshire, where he ate lunch, played basketball and took questions from students. 2:38 PM ESTApprox. 27 min.Road to the White House 2000 Road to the White HouseEach week until the 2016 presidential election, American History TV brings you archival coverage ... Each week until the 2016 presidential election, American History TV brings you archival coverage of presidential races. On Road to the White House Rewind, we look back to the 2000 campaign of Republican George W. Bush on his first trip to New Hampshire after announcng his candidacy. The Texas Governor went on to win the Republican nomination and defeated Vice President Al Gore in the general election. The race was among the most highly contested in U.S. history and was not decided until five weeks after voters went to the polls, when the U.S. Supreme Court stopped a Florida recount. This ultimately awarded the state's electoral votes -- and the presidency -- to Governor Bush. 3:05 PM ESTApprox. 9 min.Road to the White House 2000 George W. Bush Campaign EventEach week until the 2016 presidential election, American History TV brings you archival coverage ... Each week until the 2016 presidential election, American History TV brings you archival coverage of presidential races. On Road to the White House Rewind, we look back to the 2000 campaign of Republican George W. Bush as he meets with citizens and takes questions from reporters in Keene, New Hampshire. The Texas Governor went on to win the Republican nomination and then defeated Vice President Al Gore in the general election. The race was among the most highly contested in U.S. history and was not decided until five weeks after voters went to the polls, when the U.S. Supreme Court stopped a Florida recount. This ultimately awarded the state's electoral votes -- and the presidency -- to Governor Bush.
3:14 PM ESTApprox. 21 min.Road to the White House 2000 George W. Bush Campaign EventEach week until the 2016 presidential election, American History TV brings you archival coverage ... Each week until the 2016 presidential election, American History TV brings you archival coverage of presidential races. On Road to the White House Rewind, we look back to the 2000 campaign of Republican George W. Bush. In Keene, New Hamphsire in October, 1999 he meets with citizens and learns about the town's pumpkin festival. The Texas Governor went on to win the Republican nomination and then defeated Vice President Al Gore in the general election. The race was among the most highly contested in U.S. history and was not decided until five weeks after voters went to the polls, when the U.S. Supreme Court stopped a Florida recount. This ultimately awarded the state's electoral votes -- and the presidency -- to Governor Bush. 3:35 PM ESTApprox. 19 min.Drinking in the Antebellum CongressProfessor Thomas Balcerski talked about the prevalence of drinking in both the political and ... Professor Thomas Balcerski talked about the prevalence of drinking in both the political and social life of congressional representatives before the Civil War. This interview was recorded at the annual meeting of the American Historical Association in New York City. 3:54 PM ESTApprox. 6 min.Reel America January 1945 United NewsreelThis 1945 Office of War Information United Newsreel includes five stories: President Franklin ... This 1945 Office of War Information United Newsreel includes five stories: President Franklin Roosevelt is inaugurated for a fourth term in a ceremony at the White House, a Coast Guard helicopter demonstrates a sea rescue, a Japanese airbase on Puerto Princesa Island in the Philippines is bombed, ice breakers work on Lake Michigan, and fighting in Burma (Myanmar) is shown.
4:00 PM ESTApprox. 32 min.Reel America "Election 1976 - Presidential Elections"During the bicentennial year of 1976, the U.S. Information Agency produced a series of eight ... During the bicentennial year of 1976, the U.S. Information Agency produced a series of eight programs about the election process for foreign audiences. This first episode includes a short documentary on presidential election history since the first party convention in 1831, a discussion with three political analysts about how the system has evolved, and profiles of each of the major candidates in 1976. 4:32 PM ESTApprox. 32 min.Reel America "Election 1976 - The Primaries"Three political analysts discuss the presidential primary system as it existed in 1976, the race ... Three political analysts discuss the presidential primary system as it existed in 1976, the race between incumbent President Gerald Ford and challenger Ronald Reagan, and their ideas for reforming the nomination system. This U.S. Information Agency program was produced for international audiences. 5:04 PM ESTApprox. 2 hr. 47 min.75th Anniversary of Auschwitz LiberationForeign dignitaries and Holocaust survivors gathered to mark the 75th anniversary of the ... Foreign dignitaries and Holocaust survivors gathered to mark the 75th anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp run by Nazis during World War II. The ceremony concluded with a candle vigil held in memory of those killed at the concentration camp.
7:51 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. 8:00 PM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 25 min.The Presidency 1999 State of the Union AddressPresident Bill Clinton delivered a State of the Union address on January 19, 1999. At the time of ... President Bill Clinton delivered a State of the Union address on January 19, 1999. At the time of this speech, his Senate impeachment trial was underway. 9:25 PM ESTApprox. 35 min.Reel America "Election 1976 - Presidential Elections"During the bicentennial year of 1976, the U.S. Information Agency produced a series of eight ... During the bicentennial year of 1976, the U.S. Information Agency produced a series of eight programs about the election process for foreign audiences. This first episode includes a short documentary on presidential election history since the first party convention in 1831, a discussion with three political analysts about how the system has evolved, and profiles of each of the major candidates in 1976.
10:00 PM ESTApprox. 39 min.Road to the White House 1992 Bill Clinton Campaign AppearanceOn Road to the White House Rewind, we look back to the 1992 campaign of Arkansas Governor Bill ... On Road to the White House Rewind, we look back to the 1992 campaign of Arkansas Governor Bill Clinton. He announced his candidacy on October 3, 1991, and five days later visited Franklin High School in New Hampshire, where he ate lunch, played basketball and took questions from students. 10:39 PM ESTApprox. 26 min.Road to the White House 2000 Road to the White HouseEach week until the 2016 presidential election, American History TV brings you archival coverage ... Each week until the 2016 presidential election, American History TV brings you archival coverage of presidential races. On Road to the White House Rewind, we look back to the 2000 campaign of Republican George W. Bush on his first trip to New Hampshire after announcng his candidacy. The Texas Governor went on to win the Republican nomination and defeated Vice President Al Gore in the general election. The race was among the most highly contested in U.S. history and was not decided until five weeks after voters went to the polls, when the U.S. Supreme Court stopped a Florida recount. This ultimately awarded the state's electoral votes -- and the presidency -- to Governor Bush. 11:05 PM ESTApprox. 9 min.Road to the White House 2000 George W. Bush Campaign EventEach week until the 2016 presidential election, American History TV brings you archival coverage ... Each week until the 2016 presidential election, American History TV brings you archival coverage of presidential races. On Road to the White House Rewind, we look back to the 2000 campaign of Republican George W. Bush as he meets with citizens and takes questions from reporters in Keene, New Hampshire. The Texas Governor went on to win the Republican nomination and then defeated Vice President Al Gore in the general election. The race was among the most highly contested in U.S. history and was not decided until five weeks after voters went to the polls, when the U.S. Supreme Court stopped a Florida recount. This ultimately awarded the state's electoral votes -- and the presidency -- to Governor Bush.
11:14 PM ESTApprox. 21 min.Road to the White House 2000 George W. Bush Campaign EventEach week until the 2016 presidential election, American History TV brings you archival coverage ... Each week until the 2016 presidential election, American History TV brings you archival coverage of presidential races. On Road to the White House Rewind, we look back to the 2000 campaign of Republican George W. Bush. In Keene, New Hamphsire in October, 1999 he meets with citizens and learns about the town's pumpkin festival. The Texas Governor went on to win the Republican nomination and then defeated Vice President Al Gore in the general election. The race was among the most highly contested in U.S. history and was not decided until five weeks after voters went to the polls, when the U.S. Supreme Court stopped a Florida recount. This ultimately awarded the state's electoral votes -- and the presidency -- to Governor Bush. 11:35 PM ESTApprox. 20 min.Drinking in the Antebellum CongressProfessor Thomas Balcerski talked about the prevalence of drinking in both the political and ... Professor Thomas Balcerski talked about the prevalence of drinking in both the political and social life of congressional representatives before the Civil War. This interview was recorded at the annual meeting of the American Historical Association in New York City. 11:55 PM ESTApprox. 5 min.Reel America January 1945 United NewsreelThis 1945 Office of War Information United Newsreel includes five stories: President Franklin ... This 1945 Office of War Information United Newsreel includes five stories: President Franklin Roosevelt is inaugurated for a fourth term in a ceremony at the White House, a Coast Guard helicopter demonstrates a sea rescue, a Japanese airbase on Puerto Princesa Island in the Philippines is bombed, ice breakers work on Lake Michigan, and fighting in Burma (Myanmar) is shown.
Monday, February 3
12:00 AM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 25 min.The Presidency 1999 State of the Union AddressPresident Bill Clinton delivered a State of the Union address on January 19, 1999. At the time of ... President Bill Clinton delivered a State of the Union address on January 19, 1999. At the time of this speech, his Senate impeachment trial was underway. 1:25 AM ESTApprox. 5 min.Reel America January 1945 United NewsreelThis 1945 Office of War Information United Newsreel includes five stories: President Franklin ... This 1945 Office of War Information United Newsreel includes five stories: President Franklin Roosevelt is inaugurated for a fourth term in a ceremony at the White House, a Coast Guard helicopter demonstrates a sea rescue, a Japanese airbase on Puerto Princesa Island in the Philippines is bombed, ice breakers work on Lake Michigan, and fighting in Burma (Myanmar) is shown. 1:30 AM ESTApprox. 30 min.American Artifacts Civil War Surgery & EmbalmingAt the annual Gettysburg Civil War Battle Reenactment, we visited a camp surgeon and embalmer in ... At the annual Gettysburg Civil War Battle Reenactment, we visited a camp surgeon and embalmer in the living history village and spoke to reenactors about medical practices during the war.
2:00 AM ESTApprox. 31 min.Reel America "Election 1976 - The Primaries"Three political analysts discuss the presidential primary system as it existed in 1976, the race ... Three political analysts discuss the presidential primary system as it existed in 1976, the race between incumbent President Gerald Ford and challenger Ronald Reagan, and their ideas for reforming the nomination system. This U.S. Information Agency program was produced for international audiences. 2:31 AM ESTApprox. 34 min.Reel America "Election 1976 - Presidential Elections"During the bicentennial year of 1976, the U.S. Information Agency produced a series of eight ... During the bicentennial year of 1976, the U.S. Information Agency produced a series of eight programs about the election process for foreign audiences. This first episode includes a short documentary on presidential election history since the first party convention in 1831, a discussion with three political analysts about how the system has evolved, and profiles of each of the major candidates in 1976. 3:05 AM 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.
3:55 AM ESTApprox. 5 min.Reel America January 27, 1964 Universal NewsreelThis newsreel covers Sen. Margaret Chase Smith (R-Maine) announcing her candidacy for the 1964 ... This newsreel covers Sen. Margaret Chase Smith (R-Maine) announcing her candidacy for the 1964 Republican presidential nomination, and a story about a Defense Department experimental vehicle. 4:00 AM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 10 min.The Rise & Fall of ProhibitionThe Smithsonian Associates hosted this event in commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the ... The Smithsonian Associates hosted this event in commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the beginning of Prohibition enforcement in January of 1920. Historian, author, and tour guide Garrett Peck discussed the rise and fall of the 13 year experiment in America. He is the author of, "The Prohibition Hangover: Alcohol in America from Demon Rum to Cult Cabernet" and "Prohibition in Washington, D.C.: How Dry We Weren't." Prohibition was a constitutional amendment banning the manufacture, sale, or transportation of intoxicating liquors in the United States. 5:10 AM ESTApprox. 2 hr. 50 min.75th Anniversary of Auschwitz LiberationForeign dignitaries and Holocaust survivors gathered to mark the 75th anniversary of the ... Foreign dignitaries and Holocaust survivors gathered to mark the 75th anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp run by Nazis during World War II. The ceremony concluded with a candle vigil held in memory of those killed at the concentration camp.