American History TV Schedule

Week of February 14 through February 21

All times and durations are subject to change

Saturday, February 15
8:00 AM ESTApprox. 20 min.Reel America "The Yalta Conference" - 1945The U.S. War Department produced this documentary on the final meeting of the "Big Three" - Soviet ... The U.S. War Department produced this documentary on the final meeting of the "Big Three" - Soviet Premier Joseph Stalin, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill, and President Franklin Roosevelt, which took place at a Crimean resort in Ukraine. The film begins with a preliminary meeting on the Mediterranean island of Malta, and ends with FDR making his final address to a joint session of Congress on March 1, 1945. He died a little over a month later on April 12. 8:20 AM ESTApprox. 10 min.Pantex- WWII through the Cold WarSince 1942, the Pantex Plant in Amarillo, Texas has contributed to the defense of the United ... Since 1942, the Pantex Plant in Amarillo, Texas has contributed to the defense of the United States. Katie Braughton, Cultural Resources Senior Associate at Pantex Plant, shared the history of the plant, from building conventional bombs and artillery in World War II, to developing nuclear weapons during the Cold War and still today. 8:30 AM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 22 min.Oral Histories Hershel "Woody" WilliamsWoody Williams was interviewed about his life and military service. He was awarded the Medal of ... Woody Williams was interviewed about his life and military service. He was awarded the Medal of Honor for his service with the 3rd Marine Division in the 1945 Battle of Iwo Jima. The National World War II Museum in New Orleans conducted oral history interviews to record the experiences of World War II veterans and those Americans living and working on the Home Front. The location of the interview is not known. The interview was conducted November 16, 2006.
9:52 AM ESTApprox. 13 min.Route 66 in AmarilloWe rode along with Nick Gerlich, author of, "A Matter of Time- Route 66 Through the Lens of ... We rode along with Nick Gerlich, author of, "A Matter of Time- Route 66 Through the Lens of Change", as he talked about landmarks from the highway that still exist today. 10:05 AM ESTApprox. 55 min.World War I & the Origins of the Fossil Fuel EraHistory and environmental studies professor Brian Black detailed how World War I led to a dramatic ... History and environmental studies professor Brian Black detailed how World War I led to a dramatic world-wide increase in the production and use of fossil fuels; especially petroleum. Professor Black also discussed the experiences of a young U.S. Army Colonel named Dwight Eisenhower during a 1919 cross-country motor convoy and how it influenced his later support for a national highway system. The National World War I Museum and Memorial co-hosted this event with the Linda Hall Library, and the Dwight D. Eisenhower Presidential Library, Museum & Boyhood Home. 11:00 AM ESTApprox. 1 hr.Civilians & World War II Intelligence GatheringUniversity of Pennsylvania history professor Kathy Peiss talked about her book "Information ... University of Pennsylvania history professor Kathy Peiss talked about her book "Information Hunters: When Librarians, Soldiers, and Spies Banded Together in World War II Europe." She detailed how ordinary citizens collected books, newspapers and other documents to aid U.S. military intelligence. The National Archives in Washington, DC hosted this event.
12:00 PM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 59 min.The Presidency Evaluating the Iraq SurgeThis is the third and last program that looked back at President George W. Bush's 2007 Iraq surge ... This is the third and last program that looked back at President George W. Bush's 2007 Iraq surge decision to increase American troop levels. A panel of scholars responded to previous observations by former Bush administration officials and offered comparisons to similar military decisions by other presidents. The Center for Presidential History at Southern Methodist University in Dallas hosted this event. 1:59 PM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 41 min.Holocaust Scholarship EvolutionThis was a discussion about how our understanding of the Holocaust has evolved since the end of ... This was a discussion about how our understanding of the Holocaust has evolved since the end of World War II. Scholars talked about the many ways in which people engage with and learn about the Holocaust -- on the Internet, and in classrooms, historic sites and museums. The Lepage Center for History in the Public Interest at Villanova University in Pennsylvania hosted the event. 3:40 PM ESTApprox. 20 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.
4:00 PM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 15 min.History Bookshelf Richard Carwardine, "Lincoln's Sense of Humor"Richard Carwardine talked about his book "Lincoln's Sense of Humor," in which he examines Abraham ... Richard Carwardine talked about his book "Lincoln's Sense of Humor," in which he examines Abraham Lincoln's sense of humor and his ability to invoke it throughout his life and presidential tenure. 5:15 PM ESTApprox. 14 min.Palo Duro CanyonJust outside of Amarillo a gash in the Earth interrupts the rolling plains of the Texas Panhandle. ... Just outside of Amarillo a gash in the Earth interrupts the rolling plains of the Texas Panhandle. Jeff Davis, Assistant Park Superintendent at the Palo Duro Canyon State Park, shared the history of Palo Duro Canyon, the second largest canyon in the United States. 5:29 PM ESTApprox. 17 min.NRA Origins & 1930s PoliticsA discussion on the National Rifle Association. Patrick Charles, Senior Historian for the United ... A discussion on the National Rifle Association. Patrick Charles, Senior Historian for the United States Airforce, talked about the history of the NRA, including changes in gun control and views on the Second Amendment. This interview was recorded at the annual American Historical Association meeting.
5:46 PM ESTApprox. 14 min.Indigenous People of the Great PlainsBill Mercer, Associate Director of Curatorial Affairs at the Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum, ... Bill Mercer, Associate Director of Curatorial Affairs at the Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum, guided us through the Native Lifeways of the Plains exhibition which showcases items from the indigenous people of the Great Plains. 6:00 PM ESTApprox. 1 hr.The Civil War The Union's Moral Motivations in the WarAuthor Elizabeth Varon talkcd about political rhetoric used in the Union during the Civil War, ... Author Elizabeth Varon talkcd about political rhetoric used in the Union during the Civil War, which, she argued made Northerners believe they were saving the South. She explored the motivations of Union soldiers, the 1864 election, and steps toward emancipation. The Lincoln Forum symposium hosted the event. 7:00 PM ESTApprox. 59 min.Q&A Presidential Press CoverageThe Newseum's Patty Rhule talked about presidential press coverage: the inherent tension between ... The Newseum's Patty Rhule talked about presidential press coverage: the inherent tension between American presidents and the press, presidents who were the focus of critical and even acrimonious coverage, and how that plays out today. She is the Newseum's vice president of content and exhibit development, and a founding editor of USA Today.
7:59 PM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 21 min.Lectures in History Rural America after the Civil WarJames Madison University professor Andrew Witmer taught a class about the evolution of rural areas ... James Madison University professor Andrew Witmer taught a class about the evolution of rural areas after the Civil War. Using his own hometown of Monson, Maine as a case study, he examined rural industry such as slate mining and the rise of country tourism aided by the expansion of railroad networks. 9:20 PM ESTApprox. 39 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. 9:59 PM ESTApprox. 31 min.Reel America "George Washington - The Courage that Made a Nation" - 1968A film documenting George Washington's life, family, education and military career. It also covers ... A film documenting George Washington's life, family, education and military career. It also covers Washington's appointment as commander of continental army, his success in the Revolutionary War, the Constitutional Convention, his Presidency and last days at Mount Vernon. This U.S. Information Agency program was produced for international audiences.
10:30 PM ESTApprox. 21 min.Reel America President of the United States" - 1948This biographical film on the life of President Harry Truman was made during his first term and ... This biographical film on the life of President Harry Truman was made during his first term and includes a visit to his hometown in Missouri, scenes in Washington, D.C., New York City, and San Francisco during the conference that founded the United Nations. 10:51 PM ESTApprox. 24 min.Reel America "The Life of President Eisenhower" - 1953This short biography concentrates primarily on Dwight Eisenhower's activities after World War II, ... This short biography concentrates primarily on Dwight Eisenhower's activities after World War II, and concludes with a portion of his first State of the Union address. The fledgling U.S. Information Agency, which was founded in 1953 as a Cold War initiative to show foreign audiences a positive view of America, produced the documentary. 11:15 PM 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.
Sunday, February 16
12:00 AM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 20 min.Lectures in History Rural America after the Civil WarJames Madison University professor Andrew Witmer taught a class about the evolution of rural areas ... James Madison University professor Andrew Witmer taught a class about the evolution of rural areas after the Civil War. Using his own hometown of Monson, Maine as a case study, he examined rural industry such as slate mining and the rise of country tourism aided by the expansion of railroad networks. 1:20 AM 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. 2:00 AM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 14 min.History Bookshelf Richard Carwardine, "Lincoln's Sense of Humor"Richard Carwardine talked about his book "Lincoln's Sense of Humor," in which he examines Abraham ... Richard Carwardine talked about his book "Lincoln's Sense of Humor," in which he examines Abraham Lincoln's sense of humor and his ability to invoke it throughout his life and presidential tenure.
3:14 AM ESTApprox. 16 min.Historic Amarillo Santa Fe DepotTour the historic Santa Fe Railroad Depot in Amarillo. Jerry Danforth, Director of Facilities with ... Tour the historic Santa Fe Railroad Depot in Amarillo. Jerry Danforth, Director of Facilities with the City of Amarillo, talked about the impact the railroad had on the city and the plans to restore the structure. 3:30 AM ESTApprox. 16 min.NRA Origins & 1930s PoliticsA discussion on the National Rifle Association. Patrick Charles, Senior Historian for the United ... A discussion on the National Rifle Association. Patrick Charles, Senior Historian for the United States Airforce, talked about the history of the NRA, including changes in gun control and views on the Second Amendment. This interview was recorded at the annual American Historical Association meeting. 3:46 AM ESTApprox. 14 min.Route 66 in AmarilloWe rode along with Nick Gerlich, author of, "A Matter of Time- Route 66 Through the Lens of ... We rode along with Nick Gerlich, author of, "A Matter of Time- Route 66 Through the Lens of Change", as he talked about landmarks from the highway that still exist today.
4:00 AM ESTApprox. 1 hr.The Civil War The Union's Moral Motivations in the WarAuthor Elizabeth Varon talkcd about political rhetoric used in the Union during the Civil War, ... Author Elizabeth Varon talkcd about political rhetoric used in the Union during the Civil War, which, she argued made Northerners believe they were saving the South. She explored the motivations of Union soldiers, the 1864 election, and steps toward emancipation. The Lincoln Forum symposium hosted the event. 5:00 AM ESTApprox. 55 min.Q&A Presidential Press CoverageThe Newseum's Patty Rhule talked about presidential press coverage: the inherent tension between ... The Newseum's Patty Rhule talked about presidential press coverage: the inherent tension between American presidents and the press, presidents who were the focus of critical and even acrimonious coverage, and how that plays out today. She is the Newseum's vice president of content and exhibit development, and a founding editor of USA Today. 5:55 AM ESTApprox. 20 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.
6:15 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. 6:20 AM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 40 min.Holocaust Scholarship EvolutionThis was a discussion about how our understanding of the Holocaust has evolved since the end of ... This was a discussion about how our understanding of the Holocaust has evolved since the end of World War II. Scholars talked about the many ways in which people engage with and learn about the Holocaust -- on the Internet, and in classrooms, historic sites and museums. The Lepage Center for History in the Public Interest at Villanova University in Pennsylvania hosted the event. 8:00 AM ESTApprox. 50 min.History Bookshelf Craig Shirley, "Reagan Rising"Craig Shirley talked about his book, "Reagan Rising: The Decisive Years, 1976-1980." He spoke from ... Craig Shirley talked about his book, "Reagan Rising: The Decisive Years, 1976-1980." He spoke from the James Michener Pavilion at the 2017 Gaithersburg Book Festival, held on the grounds of City Hall in Gaithersburg, Maryland.
8:50 AM 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. 9:55 AM ESTApprox. 1 hr.The Civil War The Soldier ExperienceAuthor Peter Carmichael used letters written by Union and Confederate soldiers to examine their ... Author Peter Carmichael used letters written by Union and Confederate soldiers to examine their battle experience, mental state and political outlook. He argued that the daily life of a Civil War soldier required adaptability to survive the brutal environment of wartime. The Lincoln Forum symposium hosted this event. 10:55 AM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 5 min.Painting Abraham LincolnIn a multi-media presentation, artist Wendy Allen showed examples of her own and other artist's ... In a multi-media presentation, artist Wendy Allen showed examples of her own and other artist's works and talked about her influences and reasons for painting Abraham Lincoln. Since the early 1980s, Allen has made use of a variety of art styles to paint over 400 portraits of Lincoln. Ms. Allen concluded the program by discussing, "One Hundred Nights of Taps," a summer-long daily tribute to veterans held at Gettysburg National Cemetery. The Lincoln Group of the District of Columbia hosted this event.
12:00 PM ESTApprox. 1 hr.Lectures in History Power in Antebellum Slave SocietiesUniversity of Maryland professor Christopher Bonner taught a class about the concept of "power" in ... University of Maryland professor Christopher Bonner taught a class about the concept of "power" in antebellum slave societies. He explored the different ways owners and enslaved people exerted or expressed their will and looks at how these dynamics played out in the context of individual plantations. He also discussed how the invention of the cotton gin and resulting expansion of both slavery and the cotton industry impacted the relationship between owners and the enslaved. 1:00 PM ESTApprox. 1 hr.Reel America "We Heard the Bells, The Influenza of 1918"Commissioned by the U.S. Health and Human Services Department, this 2010 documentary includes ... Commissioned by the U.S. Health and Human Services Department, this 2010 documentary includes survivors of the 1918 flu telling their stories, a history of the pandemic, and a look at the science of flu and the genetic sequencing of the 1918 strain based on remnants of the virus extracted from frozen bodies under Alaskan permafrost. The 1918 influenza pandemic killed an estimated 50 million people worldwide, including more than 600,000 Americans. 2:00 PM ESTApprox. 1 min.C-SPAN Cities Tour Visits Amarillo, TexasThe C-SPAN Cities Tour visited Amarillo, Texas to learn about the history of the city from local ... The C-SPAN Cities Tour visited Amarillo, Texas to learn about the history of the city from local experts and historians.
2:01 PM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 9 min.Palo Duro CanyonJust outside of Amarillo a gash in the Earth interrupts the rolling plains of the Texas Panhandle. ... Just outside of Amarillo a gash in the Earth interrupts the rolling plains of the Texas Panhandle. Jeff Davis, Assistant Park Superintendent at the Palo Duro Canyon State Park, shared the history of Palo Duro Canyon, the second largest canyon in the United States. 3:10 PM ESTApprox. 50 min.The Civil War Ulysses S. Grant & Union Military LeadershipTexas Christian University professor Steven Woodworth discussed Ulysses S. Grant's leadership ... Texas Christian University professor Steven Woodworth discussed Ulysses S. Grant's leadership style and how it compared to other Union generals. He argued that characteristics such as Grant's calmness helped bring the Civil War to a close. This talk was hosted by Kennesaw State University's Civil War Center. 4:00 PM ESTApprox. 30 min.Reel America "George Washington - The Courage that Made a Nation" - 1968A film documenting George Washington's life, family, education and military career. It also covers ... A film documenting George Washington's life, family, education and military career. It also covers Washington's appointment as commander of continental army, his success in the Revolutionary War, the Constitutional Convention, his Presidency and last days at Mount Vernon. This U.S. Information Agency program was produced for international audiences.
4:30 PM ESTApprox. 22 min.Reel America President of the United States" - 1948This biographical film on the life of President Harry Truman was made during his first term and ... This biographical film on the life of President Harry Truman was made during his first term and includes a visit to his hometown in Missouri, scenes in Washington, D.C., New York City, and San Francisco during the conference that founded the United Nations. 4:52 PM ESTApprox. 23 min.Reel America "The Life of President Eisenhower" - 1953This short biography concentrates primarily on Dwight Eisenhower's activities after World War II, ... This short biography concentrates primarily on Dwight Eisenhower's activities after World War II, and concludes with a portion of his first State of the Union address. The fledgling U.S. Information Agency, which was founded in 1953 as a Cold War initiative to show foreign audiences a positive view of America, produced the documentary. 5:15 PM 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.
6:00 PM ESTApprox. 29 min.American Artifacts Presidents' HeadsInspired by Mount Rushmore, sculptor David Adickes created 42 giant busts of American presidents ... Inspired by Mount Rushmore, sculptor David Adickes created 42 giant busts of American presidents for a Williamsburg, Virginia "Presidents Park" that opened in 2004. After the park closed in 2010, the 15-18 foot, 18,000-20,000 pound statues were transported twelve miles to private property, where they have been decaying ever since. We met photographer, author and storyteller John Plashal, who leads walking tours and photography clinics at the location, to learn more. 6:29 PM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 19 min.World War II POW & Concentration Camp Escapes & RescuesCo-authors David Mills and Kayla Westra talked about their book, "Great Wartime Escapes and ... Co-authors David Mills and Kayla Westra talked about their book, "Great Wartime Escapes and Rescues." In an illustrated talk, they focused on World War II prisoners of war and concentration camps. 7:48 PM ESTApprox. 11 min.Palo Duro CanyonJust outside of Amarillo a gash in the Earth interrupts the rolling plains of the Texas Panhandle. ... Just outside of Amarillo a gash in the Earth interrupts the rolling plains of the Texas Panhandle. Jeff Davis, Assistant Park Superintendent at the Palo Duro Canyon State Park, shared the history of Palo Duro Canyon, the second largest canyon in the United States.
7:59 PM ESTApprox. 54 min.The Presidency White House East RoomFormer White House Curator William Allman talked about the long history of the White House East ... Former White House Curator William Allman talked about the long history of the White House East Room, and how presidents have used it for political and ceremonial purposes. We joined the program as Richard Nixon Foundation President Hugh Hewitt discussed renovations to their "East Room West" event space at the Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum in Yorba Linda, California. 8:53 PM ESTApprox. 12 min.Indigenous People of the Great PlainsBill Mercer, Associate Director of Curatorial Affairs at the Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum, ... Bill Mercer, Associate Director of Curatorial Affairs at the Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum, guided us through the Native Lifeways of the Plains exhibition which showcases items from the indigenous people of the Great Plains. 9:05 PM ESTApprox. 55 min.Influenza Pandemic & World War IHistorian Nancy Bristow talked about the 1918 influenza pandemic and how it devastated American ... Historian Nancy Bristow talked about the 1918 influenza pandemic and how it devastated American civilians and soldiers during the final year of World War I and beyond. She also explained why the epidemic isn't memorialized like the war itself, despite causing a higher number of deaths. Ms. Bristow is the author of "American Pandemic: The Lost Worlds of the 1918 Influenza Epidemic." The National World War I Museum & Memorial in Kansas City, Missouri hosted this talk as part of their annual symposium.
10:00 PM ESTApprox. 30 min.American Artifacts Presidents' HeadsInspired by Mount Rushmore, sculptor David Adickes created 42 giant busts of American presidents ... Inspired by Mount Rushmore, sculptor David Adickes created 42 giant busts of American presidents for a Williamsburg, Virginia "Presidents Park" that opened in 2004. After the park closed in 2010, the 15-18 foot, 18,000-20,000 pound statues were transported twelve miles to private property, where they have been decaying ever since. We met photographer, author and storyteller John Plashal, who leads walking tours and photography clinics at the location, to learn more. 10:30 PM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 20 min.World War II POW & Concentration Camp Escapes & RescuesCo-authors David Mills and Kayla Westra talked about their book, "Great Wartime Escapes and ... Co-authors David Mills and Kayla Westra talked about their book, "Great Wartime Escapes and Rescues." In an illustrated talk, they focused on World War II prisoners of war and concentration camps. 11:50 PM ESTApprox. 10 min.Pantex- WWII through the Cold WarSince 1942, the Pantex Plant in Amarillo, Texas has contributed to the defense of the United ... Since 1942, the Pantex Plant in Amarillo, Texas has contributed to the defense of the United States. Katie Braughton, Cultural Resources Senior Associate at Pantex Plant, shared the history of the plant, from building conventional bombs and artillery in World War II, to developing nuclear weapons during the Cold War and still today.
Monday, February 17
12:00 AM ESTApprox. 51 min.The Presidency White House East RoomFormer White House Curator William Allman talked about the long history of the White House East ... Former White House Curator William Allman talked about the long history of the White House East Room, and how presidents have used it for political and ceremonial purposes. We joined the program as Richard Nixon Foundation President Hugh Hewitt discussed renovations to their "East Room West" event space at the Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum in Yorba Linda, California. 12:51 AM ESTApprox. 14 min.Historic Amarillo Santa Fe DepotTour the historic Santa Fe Railroad Depot in Amarillo. Jerry Danforth, Director of Facilities with ... Tour the historic Santa Fe Railroad Depot in Amarillo. Jerry Danforth, Director of Facilities with the City of Amarillo, talked about the impact the railroad had on the city and the plans to restore the structure. 1:05 AM ESTApprox. 55 min.Influenza Pandemic & World War IHistorian Nancy Bristow talked about the 1918 influenza pandemic and how it devastated American ... Historian Nancy Bristow talked about the 1918 influenza pandemic and how it devastated American civilians and soldiers during the final year of World War I and beyond. She also explained why the epidemic isn't memorialized like the war itself, despite causing a higher number of deaths. Ms. Bristow is the author of "American Pandemic: The Lost Worlds of the 1918 Influenza Epidemic." The National World War I Museum & Memorial in Kansas City, Missouri hosted this talk as part of their annual symposium.
2:00 AM ESTApprox. 30 min.Reel America "George Washington - The Courage that Made a Nation" - 1968A film documenting George Washington's life, family, education and military career. It also covers ... A film documenting George Washington's life, family, education and military career. It also covers Washington's appointment as commander of continental army, his success in the Revolutionary War, the Constitutional Convention, his Presidency and last days at Mount Vernon. This U.S. Information Agency program was produced for international audiences. 2:30 AM ESTApprox. 22 min.Reel America President of the United States" - 1948This biographical film on the life of President Harry Truman was made during his first term and ... This biographical film on the life of President Harry Truman was made during his first term and includes a visit to his hometown in Missouri, scenes in Washington, D.C., New York City, and San Francisco during the conference that founded the United Nations. 2:52 AM ESTApprox. 23 min.Reel America "The Life of President Eisenhower" - 1953This short biography concentrates primarily on Dwight Eisenhower's activities after World War II, ... This short biography concentrates primarily on Dwight Eisenhower's activities after World War II, and concludes with a portion of his first State of the Union address. The fledgling U.S. Information Agency, which was founded in 1953 as a Cold War initiative to show foreign audiences a positive view of America, produced the documentary.
3:15 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. 4:00 AM ESTApprox. 1 min.C-SPAN Cities Tour Visits Amarillo, TexasThe C-SPAN Cities Tour visited Amarillo, Texas to learn about the history of the city from local ... The C-SPAN Cities Tour visited Amarillo, Texas to learn about the history of the city from local experts and historians. 4:01 AM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 9 min.Palo Duro CanyonJust outside of Amarillo a gash in the Earth interrupts the rolling plains of the Texas Panhandle. ... Just outside of Amarillo a gash in the Earth interrupts the rolling plains of the Texas Panhandle. Jeff Davis, Assistant Park Superintendent at the Palo Duro Canyon State Park, shared the history of Palo Duro Canyon, the second largest canyon in the United States.
5:10 AM ESTApprox. 50 min.The Civil War Ulysses S. Grant & Union Military LeadershipTexas Christian University professor Steven Woodworth discussed Ulysses S. Grant's leadership ... Texas Christian University professor Steven Woodworth discussed Ulysses S. Grant's leadership style and how it compared to other Union generals. He argued that characteristics such as Grant's calmness helped bring the Civil War to a close. This talk was hosted by Kennesaw State University's Civil War Center. 6:00 AM ESTApprox. 51 min.The Presidency White House East RoomFormer White House Curator William Allman talked about the long history of the White House East ... Former White House Curator William Allman talked about the long history of the White House East Room, and how presidents have used it for political and ceremonial purposes. We joined the program as Richard Nixon Foundation President Hugh Hewitt discussed renovations to their "East Room West" event space at the Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum in Yorba Linda, California. 6:51 AM ESTApprox. 9 min.Kansas City's Influence on AmarilloThe Panhandle-Plains Museum's "Cattle, Cowboys & Culture: Kansas City and Amarillo, Building an ... The Panhandle-Plains Museum's "Cattle, Cowboys & Culture: Kansas City and Amarillo, Building an Urban West" exhibit showcases the shared heritage between Amarillo, Texas and Kansas City. Amy Von Lintel, exhibit co-curator, talked about how trains hauling cattle and cowboys from Amarillo to Kansas City led to transportation of material goods and the development of the two cities.
7:00 AM ESTApprox. 55 min.Influenza Pandemic & World War IHistorian Nancy Bristow talked about the 1918 influenza pandemic and how it devastated American ... Historian Nancy Bristow talked about the 1918 influenza pandemic and how it devastated American civilians and soldiers during the final year of World War I and beyond. She also explained why the epidemic isn't memorialized like the war itself, despite causing a higher number of deaths. Ms. Bristow is the author of "American Pandemic: The Lost Worlds of the 1918 Influenza Epidemic." The National World War I Museum & Memorial in Kansas City, Missouri hosted this talk as part of their annual symposium. 7:55 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.