American History TV Schedule

Week of May 23 through May 30

All times and durations are subject to change

Saturday, May 23
8:00 AM EDTApprox. 22 min.Reel America "The Eternal Fight" - 1948This United Nations film briefly documents the history of human diseases and describes how the ... This United Nations film briefly documents the history of human diseases and describes how the newly-founded World Health Organization planned to coordinate efforts to fight disease. The film argues that because of ever- increasing human travel, epidemics will increase unless nations work together to identify outbreaks and limit the spread of contagious diseases. 8:22 AM EDTApprox. 23 min.Reel America "The Fight Against the Communicable Diseases" - 1950This film describes the work of the Communicable Disease Center (CDC) in Atlanta, Georgia, which ... This film describes the work of the Communicable Disease Center (CDC) in Atlanta, Georgia, which was founded in 1946. The film surveys the CDC's work with state health departments to combat the most serious threats to U.S. health at the time including malaria, influenza, polio, Rocky Mountain spotted fever, ringworm, and typhus. 8:45 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 5 min.Race & the Vietnam WarUniversity of Kansas professor Beth Bailey discussed how issues of race affected the U.S. military ... University of Kansas professor Beth Bailey discussed how issues of race affected the U.S. military -- and its self-perception of being color blind -- during the Vietnam War. She focused on how African Americans were viewed by white soldiers, and how African American soldiers protested mistreatment. This video is courtesy of the National World War I Museum and Memorial in Kansas City, Missouri.
9:50 AM EDTApprox. 11 min.Reel America May 1945 United NewsreelThis U.S. Office of War Information newsreel reports on a May Day parade in Moscow, the capture of ... This U.S. Office of War Information newsreel reports on a May Day parade in Moscow, the capture of several top Nazi leaders, the liberation and destruction of the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp, a message to Japanese leaders from President Truman, and tank battles on Okinawa in the Pacific. 10:01 AM EDTApprox. 22 min.Thomas Jefferson on Declaring IndependenceTo mark Patriots' Day, a Massachusetts state holiday commemorating the Battles of Lexington, ... To mark Patriots' Day, a Massachusetts state holiday commemorating the Battles of Lexington, Concord and Menotomy in April, 1775, Monticello hosted a conversation with President Thomas Jefferson, portrayed by Bill Barker. He recounted the events from the time of the battles to July, 1776 -- events that led to the decision of the thirteen colonies to break with Great Britain. He then explained how he was involved in creating the Declaration of Independence, and what he hopes Americans might learn from it. 10:23 AM EDTApprox. 27 min.Gardening at MonticelloThomas Jefferson, portrayed by Bill Barker, discussed his love of gardening from the West Lawn of ... Thomas Jefferson, portrayed by Bill Barker, discussed his love of gardening from the West Lawn of Monticello. He talked about his planting methods, experiments, and the enslaved people who tended and maintained his gardens. He also recounted how he learned about new plants in his travels to Europe and from Lewis & Clark's travels across the West, and how he introduced those plants to American society. This video is courtesy of Thomas Jefferson's Monticello in Charlottesville, Virginia.
10:50 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 15 min.1919 "Black Sox" World Series FixHistorian David Pietrusza discussed the 1919 World Series fix by members of the Chicago White Sox ... Historian David Pietrusza discussed the 1919 World Series fix by members of the Chicago White Sox in what came to be known as the "Black Sox" scandal. He talked about how book and film portrayals of the fix shaped public perceptions of what happened. He is the author of two books on the subject: "Rothstein: The Life, Times, and Murder of the Criminal Genius who Fixed the 1919 World Series" and "Judge and Jury: The Life and Times of Judge Kenesaw Mountain Landis" about baseball's first commissioner. 12:05 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 15 min.Brian Lamb, Susan Swain, James Traub, Peter Drummey, "The Presidents"This was a conversation about C-SPAN's book "The Presidents: Noted Historians Rank America's Best ... This was a conversation about C-SPAN's book "The Presidents: Noted Historians Rank America's Best -- And Worst -- Chief Executives." The focus of this Massachusetts Historical Society program was on father and son -- John Adams and John Quincy Adams. Featured speakers were author James Traub and historical society librarian Peter Drummey. John Adams ranks 19th in C-SPAN's most recent Historians Survey of Presidential Leadership; his son, Quincy, came in at 21st place. 1:20 PM EDTApprox. 49 min.Controversial and Unconventional U.S. Army LeadersThe Association of the U.S. Army hosted a book forum with three authors titled "Controversial and ... The Association of the U.S. Army hosted a book forum with three authors titled "Controversial and Unconventional Leaders in the U.S. Army." The generals profiled in three recently published books are George Patton, Edward Almond, and John Shalikashvili.
2:09 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 10 min.Stalin's Correspondence with Roosevelt & ChurchillDavid Reynolds, co-editor of "The Kremlin Letters: Stalin's Wartime Correspondence with Churchill ... David Reynolds, co-editor of "The Kremlin Letters: Stalin's Wartime Correspondence with Churchill and Roosevelt" talked about the messages sent between theses Allied leaders during World War II. He explained how they used the communication to build relationships with one another and advance wartime goals without extensive bureaucratic interference. The National World War II Museum hosted this event in January 2020. 3:19 PM EDTApprox. 41 min.American Artifacts 101st Airborne World War II Living History CampWe toured a reconstructed World War II U.S. Army Airborne Division barracks with living history ... We toured a reconstructed World War II U.S. Army Airborne Division barracks with living history enthusiast Greg Henesy, who showed us vehicles and detailed the 150 lbs of equipment worn by paratroopers who participated in the Normandy invasion on D-Day and other battles. 4:00 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr.History Bookshelf Stephen Coss, "The Fever of 1721"Stephen Coss talked about his book The Fever of 1721: The Epidemic That Revolutionized Medicine ... Stephen Coss talked about his book The Fever of 1721: The Epidemic That Revolutionized Medicine and American Politics, in which he recalls a smallpox outbreak in Boston in April 1721 that resulted in 844 deaths, a tenth of Boston's population at the time. In his book, Mr. Coss reports on the early use of inoculations to temper the fever. This effort was supported by Puritan leader Cotton Mathers, but was met with great resistance in spite of its success rate.
5:00 PM EDTApprox. 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. 6:00 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 4 min.The Civil War Ulysses S. GrantTo mark the 198th anniversary of Ulysses S. Grant's birthday, the Grant Monument Association ... To mark the 198th anniversary of Ulysses S. Grant's birthday, the Grant Monument Association hosted a discussion between retired Gen. David Petraeus and Elizabeth Samet, editor of an annotated edition of Grant's memoirs. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, this event was took place online. 7:04 PM EDTApprox. 55 min.Origins of Woodrow Wilson's Foreign PolicyHarvard professor Erez Manela talked about how Woodrow Wilson's American upbringing and education ... Harvard professor Erez Manela talked about how Woodrow Wilson's American upbringing and education shaped his outlook on foreign policy as president, particularly his vision for the League of Nations in the aftermath of World War I. Mr. Manela discussed how Wilson championed self-determination and reform as "bulwarks" against both concentrated power and disorder. This video is courtesy of the National World War I Museum and Memorial in Kansas City, Missouri.
7:59 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 16 min.Lectures in History Nixon, Ford & the ConstitutionDuquesne University president Ken Gormley taught a class looking at constitutional issues that ... Duquesne University president Ken Gormley taught a class looking at constitutional issues that arose during the presidencies of Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford. He gave particular focus to the Watergate investigation and questions of control over Nixon's secretly recorded White House tapes, as well as issues surrounding Ford's pardon of Nixon following the 37th president's resignation in August 1974. Duquesne University moved its classes online due to the coronavirus pandemic, and video of the class is courtesy of the school. 9:15 PM EDTApprox. 9 min.Wyoming Women's SuffrageWyoming's territorial assembly passed the Women's Suffrage Act on December 10, 1869, which opened ... Wyoming's territorial assembly passed the Women's Suffrage Act on December 10, 1869, which opened avenues for the state's first woman bailiff, their first women voter and eventually America's first female governor, Nellie Tayloe Ross. Laramie Plains Museum Executive Director Mary Mountain gave a tour of the museum's Suffrage exhibit and highlighted the women of Wyoming who became some of the most prominent pioneers in history. 9:24 PM EDTApprox. 20 min.Reel America "Welcome Home" - 1945Anticipating the return home of millions of service men and women after World War II, this film ... Anticipating the return home of millions of service men and women after World War II, this film surveys the challenges they faced during years of war, their creative methods of coping, the new skills they acquired, and their hopes and dreams for future peacetime jobs.
9:44 PM EDTApprox. 15 min.Reel America "Victory Round-Up" - May 1945 United NewsreelThis U.S. Office of War Information newsreel reports on events relating to VE Day - the May 8, ... This U.S. Office of War Information newsreel reports on events relating to VE Day - the May 8, 1945 surrender of Nazi Germany. German generals are shown signing the unconditional surrender with Soviet, American, French, and British generals in attendance. Nazi leaders are taken into custody and celebrations are shown in Paris, Belgium, and Denmark. 9:59 PM EDTApprox. 46 min.Reel America "Discover America" - 1967This United Airlines film narrated by actor Burgess Meredith takes a bird's eye journey across the ... This United Airlines film narrated by actor Burgess Meredith takes a bird's eye journey across the United States from the Atlantic to the Pacific. "Discover America" was also the name of a public-private Johnson administration initiative which encouraged Americans to explore their country and foreigners to travel to the United States. 10:45 PM EDTApprox. 45 min.Reel America "Wonderful World" - 1959This film funded by Coca-Cola takes a journey around the world celebrating cultures and tourist ... This film funded by Coca-Cola takes a journey around the world celebrating cultures and tourist sites on six continents while also suggesting that people everywhere drink coke. This film from the Prelinger Archives was produced by Detroit's Jam Handy Organization, which made thousands of industrial and educational films from the 1930s through the 1970s.
11:30 PM EDTApprox. 30 min.American Artifacts The Road to Berlin Part 1Keith Huxen gave a tour of the National World War II Museum in New Orleans, Louisiana, and talked ... Keith Huxen gave a tour of the National World War II Museum in New Orleans, Louisiana, and talked about the "Road to Berlin" exhibit. Beginning with the Allied invasion of North Africa, this first of a two-part program tells the story of the American experience in the European theater up until D-Day, June 6, 1944.
Sunday, May 24
12:00 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 25 min.Lectures in History Nixon, Ford & the ConstitutionDuquesne University president Ken Gormley taught a class looking at constitutional issues that ... Duquesne University president Ken Gormley taught a class looking at constitutional issues that arose during the presidencies of Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford. He gave particular focus to the Watergate investigation and questions of control over Nixon's secretly recorded White House tapes, as well as issues surrounding Ford's pardon of Nixon following the 37th president's resignation in August 1974. Duquesne University moved its classes online due to the coronavirus pandemic, and video of the class is courtesy of the school. 1:25 AM EDTApprox. 20 min.Reel America "Welcome Home" - 1945Anticipating the return home of millions of service men and women after World War II, this film ... Anticipating the return home of millions of service men and women after World War II, this film surveys the challenges they faced during years of war, their creative methods of coping, the new skills they acquired, and their hopes and dreams for future peacetime jobs. 1:45 AM EDTApprox. 15 min.Reel America "Victory Round-Up" - May 1945 United NewsreelThis U.S. Office of War Information newsreel reports on events relating to VE Day - the May 8, ... This U.S. Office of War Information newsreel reports on events relating to VE Day - the May 8, 1945 surrender of Nazi Germany. German generals are shown signing the unconditional surrender with Soviet, American, French, and British generals in attendance. Nazi leaders are taken into custody and celebrations are shown in Paris, Belgium, and Denmark.
2:00 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr.History Bookshelf Stephen Coss, "The Fever of 1721"Stephen Coss talked about his book The Fever of 1721: The Epidemic That Revolutionized Medicine ... Stephen Coss talked about his book The Fever of 1721: The Epidemic That Revolutionized Medicine and American Politics, in which he recalls a smallpox outbreak in Boston in April 1721 that resulted in 844 deaths, a tenth of Boston's population at the time. In his book, Mr. Coss reports on the early use of inoculations to temper the fever. This effort was supported by Puritan leader Cotton Mathers, but was met with great resistance in spite of its success rate. 3:00 AM EDTApprox. 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. 4:00 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 5 min.The Civil War Ulysses S. GrantTo mark the 198th anniversary of Ulysses S. Grant's birthday, the Grant Monument Association ... To mark the 198th anniversary of Ulysses S. Grant's birthday, the Grant Monument Association hosted a discussion between retired Gen. David Petraeus and Elizabeth Samet, editor of an annotated edition of Grant's memoirs. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, this event was took place online.
5:05 AM EDTApprox. 55 min.Origins of Woodrow Wilson's Foreign PolicyHarvard professor Erez Manela talked about how Woodrow Wilson's American upbringing and education ... Harvard professor Erez Manela talked about how Woodrow Wilson's American upbringing and education shaped his outlook on foreign policy as president, particularly his vision for the League of Nations in the aftermath of World War I. Mr. Manela discussed how Wilson championed self-determination and reform as "bulwarks" against both concentrated power and disorder. This video is courtesy of the National World War I Museum and Memorial in Kansas City, Missouri. 6:00 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 25 min.Lectures in History Nixon, Ford & the ConstitutionDuquesne University president Ken Gormley taught a class looking at constitutional issues that ... Duquesne University president Ken Gormley taught a class looking at constitutional issues that arose during the presidencies of Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford. He gave particular focus to the Watergate investigation and questions of control over Nixon's secretly recorded White House tapes, as well as issues surrounding Ford's pardon of Nixon following the 37th president's resignation in August 1974. Duquesne University moved its classes online due to the coronavirus pandemic, and video of the class is courtesy of the school. 7:25 AM EDTApprox. 20 min.Reel America "Welcome Home" - 1945Anticipating the return home of millions of service men and women after World War II, this film ... Anticipating the return home of millions of service men and women after World War II, this film surveys the challenges they faced during years of war, their creative methods of coping, the new skills they acquired, and their hopes and dreams for future peacetime jobs.
7:45 AM EDTApprox. 15 min.Reel America "Victory Round-Up" - May 1945 United NewsreelThis U.S. Office of War Information newsreel reports on events relating to VE Day - the May 8, ... This U.S. Office of War Information newsreel reports on events relating to VE Day - the May 8, 1945 surrender of Nazi Germany. German generals are shown signing the unconditional surrender with Soviet, American, French, and British generals in attendance. Nazi leaders are taken into custody and celebrations are shown in Paris, Belgium, and Denmark. 8:00 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 10 min.Jean Baker, "Margaret Sanger, A Life of Passion"Jean Baker recounts the life of birth control advocate Margaret Sanger (1879-1966). Ms. Sanger, ... Jean Baker recounts the life of birth control advocate Margaret Sanger (1879-1966). Ms. Sanger, schooled as a nurse, became a vocal proponent of educating women on the concepts of contraception after watching a woman die of a self-induced abortion in 1912. Margaret Sanger founded the American Birth Control League in 1921, a predecessor to Planned Parenthood. Jean Baker read from her book before being interviewed by Cristina Page and responding to questions from members of the audience at the Tenement Museum in New York City. 9:10 AM EDTApprox. 50 min.Reel America "All Star Party for Dutch Reagan" - 1985Hollywood celebrities participate in a Variety Club International televised tribute to President ... Hollywood celebrities participate in a Variety Club International televised tribute to President Ronald Reagan. This 10th annual tribute party was hosted by Frank Sinatra, and includes appearances and performances by Nancy Reagan, Vince Scully, Dean Martin, Charlton Heston, Burt Reynolds, Ben Vereen, Emmanuel Lewis, Steve Lawrence and Eydie Gorme, and Variety Clubs chairman Monty Hall.
10:00 AM EDTApprox. 50 min.The Civil War The Union Army's Irish BrigadeGettysburg National Military Park ranger Angie Atkinson talked about the formation and combat ... Gettysburg National Military Park ranger Angie Atkinson talked about the formation and combat experience of the Union Army's Irish Brigade. She described the standing of recent Irish immigrants in U.S. society before the war, and discussed the goals of the brigade's commanders and its battlefield actions from First Manassas through Gettysburg. The National Park Service recorded this outdoor evening program in 2014. 10:50 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr.Leaders Facing Crises After World Wars I and IIThe National World War II Museum hosted an online discussion with historian Michael Neiberg about ... The National World War II Museum hosted an online discussion with historian Michael Neiberg about the crises world leaders faced at the end of World Wars I and II. In a conversation with the museum's Jason Dawsey, Mr. Neiberg talked about the visions and strategies debated by leaders as they tried to decide how to deal with destroyed economies, failed empires, and competing political ideologies. 11:50 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 5 min.Lectures in History Free Speech Laws & Court CasesUniversity of Tennessee College of Law professor Glenn Harlan Reynolds taught a class about free ... University of Tennessee College of Law professor Glenn Harlan Reynolds taught a class about free speech and legal cases that have impacted the courts' interpretation of this part of the First Amendment. The class was taught online due to the coronavirus pandemic.
12:55 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr.Using Photographs to Study Western HistoryOutgoing Western History Association president Martha Sandweiss gave an illustrated talk about how ... Outgoing Western History Association president Martha Sandweiss gave an illustrated talk about how historians can use photographs, and the stories behind the photographs, to study and understand the American west. Professor Sandweiss has been studying and writing about photographs for forty years and argued that more historians should use photographic archives in their work. This was the 2019 Presidential Address at the Western History Association's annual meeting. 1:55 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 27 min.Free Enterprise & the New DealCornell University history professor Lawrence Glickman described how the modern concept of free ... Cornell University history professor Lawrence Glickman described how the modern concept of free enterprise formed in the 1930's, during the rise of the New Deal. He is the author of, "Free Enterprise: An American History." 3:22 PM EDTApprox. 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.
4:00 PM EDTApprox. 46 min.Reel America "Discover America" - 1967This United Airlines film narrated by actor Burgess Meredith takes a bird's eye journey across the ... This United Airlines film narrated by actor Burgess Meredith takes a bird's eye journey across the United States from the Atlantic to the Pacific. "Discover America" was also the name of a public-private Johnson administration initiative which encouraged Americans to explore their country and foreigners to travel to the United States. 4:46 PM EDTApprox. 44 min.Reel America "Wonderful World" - 1959This film funded by Coca-Cola takes a journey around the world celebrating cultures and tourist ... This film funded by Coca-Cola takes a journey around the world celebrating cultures and tourist sites on six continents while also suggesting that people everywhere drink coke. This film from the Prelinger Archives was produced by Detroit's Jam Handy Organization, which made thousands of industrial and educational films from the 1930s through the 1970s. 5:30 PM EDTApprox. 30 min.American Artifacts The Road to Berlin Part 1Keith Huxen gave a tour of the National World War II Museum in New Orleans, Louisiana, and talked ... Keith Huxen gave a tour of the National World War II Museum in New Orleans, Louisiana, and talked about the "Road to Berlin" exhibit. Beginning with the Allied invasion of North Africa, this first of a two-part program tells the story of the American experience in the European theater up until D-Day, June 6, 1944.
6:00 PM EDTApprox. 48 min.American Artifacts Mobile, Alabama African American Heritage Trail - Part 1American History TV joined tour guide Eric Finley to learn about the early history of Mobile, ... American History TV joined tour guide Eric Finley to learn about the early history of Mobile, Alabama, and to visit Africatown, a National Historic Landmark neighborhood north of the city founded by former slaves who were captives on the ship Clotilda. Recently discovered under the mud of the Mobile River, the Clotilda smuggled approximately 110 kidnapped West Africans to Mobile in 1860. This is part one of a two-part tour. 6:48 PM EDTApprox. 42 min.Clotilda Slave Ship Descendants' ReunionDescendants of the Clotilda, the last ship to bring slaves to North America, participated in a ... Descendants of the Clotilda, the last ship to bring slaves to North America, participated in a reunion called the "Spirit of Our Ancestors" festival in Africatown, near Mobile, Alabama. American History recorded portions of the reunion, interviews with attendees, and an interview with the organizer via Zoom. 7:30 PM EDTApprox. 23 min.American Artifacts Meuse-Argonne American CemeteryA French battlefield guide and an American historian toured the Meuse-Argonne American Cemetery in ... A French battlefield guide and an American historian toured the Meuse-Argonne American Cemetery in northeastern France. The last resting place of 14, 246 Americans who died in the region during and just after World War I, Meuse-Argonne is the largest military cemetery outside of the United States. The tour guides showed the graves of several Medal of Honor recipients and several nurses and civilians.
7:53 PM EDTApprox. 7 min.Reel America "All-American News" March 1944This newsreel was part of a series produced in the 1940s and 1950s and designed for African ... This newsreel was part of a series produced in the 1940s and 1950s and designed for African American audiences. Stories in this episode include segments about Harry McAlpin, the first African American reporter to be given White House press credentials; athletes in competition at a track and field championship event in Chicago; and black troops fighting in the Pacific to take the Admiralty Islands with Gen. MacArthur. 8:00 PM EDTApprox. 55 min.Jacqueline Kennedy Televised White House TourThen White House curator William Allman talked about first lady Jacqueline Kennedy's extensive ... Then White House curator William Allman talked about first lady Jacqueline Kennedy's extensive White House restoration and the evolution of the Executive Mansion's collection. This 2012 presentation at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum marked the 50th anniversary of her televised February 14, 1962 guided tour, which was watched by millions and later awarded an honorary Emmy. This video is courtesy of the Kennedy library. 8:55 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 5 min.Suffragist Elizabeth Cady StantonThe National Constitution Center hosted a conversation with historian Lori Ginzberg on the life ... The National Constitution Center hosted a conversation with historian Lori Ginzberg on the life and legacy of suffragist Elizabeth Cady Stanton. Professor Ginzberg is the author of "Elizabeth Cady Stanton: An American Life." The program began with a brief overview of the National Constitution Center's forthcoming exhibit, "The 19th Amendment: How Women Won the Vote," scheduled to open in June of 2020.
10:00 PM EDTApprox. 48 min.American Artifacts Mobile, Alabama African American Heritage Trail - Part 1American History TV joined tour guide Eric Finley to learn about the early history of Mobile, ... American History TV joined tour guide Eric Finley to learn about the early history of Mobile, Alabama, and to visit Africatown, a National Historic Landmark neighborhood north of the city founded by former slaves who were captives on the ship Clotilda. Recently discovered under the mud of the Mobile River, the Clotilda smuggled approximately 110 kidnapped West Africans to Mobile in 1860. This is part one of a two-part tour. 10:48 PM EDTApprox. 42 min.Clotilda Slave Ship Descendants' ReunionDescendants of the Clotilda, the last ship to bring slaves to North America, participated in a ... Descendants of the Clotilda, the last ship to bring slaves to North America, participated in a reunion called the "Spirit of Our Ancestors" festival in Africatown, near Mobile, Alabama. American History recorded portions of the reunion, interviews with attendees, and an interview with the organizer via Zoom. 11:30 PM EDTApprox. 23 min.American Artifacts Meuse-Argonne American CemeteryA French battlefield guide and an American historian toured the Meuse-Argonne American Cemetery in ... A French battlefield guide and an American historian toured the Meuse-Argonne American Cemetery in northeastern France. The last resting place of 14, 246 Americans who died in the region during and just after World War I, Meuse-Argonne is the largest military cemetery outside of the United States. The tour guides showed the graves of several Medal of Honor recipients and several nurses and civilians.
11:53 PM EDTApprox. 7 min.Reel America "All-American News" March 1944This newsreel was part of a series produced in the 1940s and 1950s and designed for African ... This newsreel was part of a series produced in the 1940s and 1950s and designed for African American audiences. Stories in this episode include segments about Harry McAlpin, the first African American reporter to be given White House press credentials; athletes in competition at a track and field championship event in Chicago; and black troops fighting in the Pacific to take the Admiralty Islands with Gen. MacArthur.
Monday, May 25
12:00 AM EDTApprox. 55 min.Jacqueline Kennedy Televised White House TourThen White House curator William Allman talked about first lady Jacqueline Kennedy's extensive ... Then White House curator William Allman talked about first lady Jacqueline Kennedy's extensive White House restoration and the evolution of the Executive Mansion's collection. This 2012 presentation at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum marked the 50th anniversary of her televised February 14, 1962 guided tour, which was watched by millions and later awarded an honorary Emmy. This video is courtesy of the Kennedy library. 12:55 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 5 min.Suffragist Elizabeth Cady StantonThe National Constitution Center hosted a conversation with historian Lori Ginzberg on the life ... The National Constitution Center hosted a conversation with historian Lori Ginzberg on the life and legacy of suffragist Elizabeth Cady Stanton. Professor Ginzberg is the author of "Elizabeth Cady Stanton: An American Life." The program began with a brief overview of the National Constitution Center's forthcoming exhibit, "The 19th Amendment: How Women Won the Vote," scheduled to open in June of 2020. 2:00 AM EDTApprox. 46 min.Reel America "Discover America" - 1967This United Airlines film narrated by actor Burgess Meredith takes a bird's eye journey across the ... This United Airlines film narrated by actor Burgess Meredith takes a bird's eye journey across the United States from the Atlantic to the Pacific. "Discover America" was also the name of a public-private Johnson administration initiative which encouraged Americans to explore their country and foreigners to travel to the United States.
2:46 AM EDTApprox. 44 min.Reel America "Wonderful World" - 1959This film funded by Coca-Cola takes a journey around the world celebrating cultures and tourist ... This film funded by Coca-Cola takes a journey around the world celebrating cultures and tourist sites on six continents while also suggesting that people everywhere drink coke. This film from the Prelinger Archives was produced by Detroit's Jam Handy Organization, which made thousands of industrial and educational films from the 1930s through the 1970s. 3:30 AM EDTApprox. 30 min.American Artifacts The Road to Berlin Part 1Keith Huxen gave a tour of the National World War II Museum in New Orleans, Louisiana, and talked ... Keith Huxen gave a tour of the National World War II Museum in New Orleans, Louisiana, and talked about the "Road to Berlin" exhibit. Beginning with the Allied invasion of North Africa, this first of a two-part program tells the story of the American experience in the European theater up until D-Day, June 6, 1944. 4:00 AM EDTApprox. 48 min.American Artifacts Mobile, Alabama African American Heritage Trail - Part 1American History TV joined tour guide Eric Finley to learn about the early history of Mobile, ... American History TV joined tour guide Eric Finley to learn about the early history of Mobile, Alabama, and to visit Africatown, a National Historic Landmark neighborhood north of the city founded by former slaves who were captives on the ship Clotilda. Recently discovered under the mud of the Mobile River, the Clotilda smuggled approximately 110 kidnapped West Africans to Mobile in 1860. This is part one of a two-part tour.
4:48 AM EDTApprox. 42 min.Clotilda Slave Ship Descendants' ReunionDescendants of the Clotilda, the last ship to bring slaves to North America, participated in a ... Descendants of the Clotilda, the last ship to bring slaves to North America, participated in a reunion called the "Spirit of Our Ancestors" festival in Africatown, near Mobile, Alabama. American History recorded portions of the reunion, interviews with attendees, and an interview with the organizer via Zoom. 5:30 AM EDTApprox. 23 min.American Artifacts Meuse-Argonne American CemeteryA French battlefield guide and an American historian toured the Meuse-Argonne American Cemetery in ... A French battlefield guide and an American historian toured the Meuse-Argonne American Cemetery in northeastern France. The last resting place of 14, 246 Americans who died in the region during and just after World War I, Meuse-Argonne is the largest military cemetery outside of the United States. The tour guides showed the graves of several Medal of Honor recipients and several nurses and civilians. 5:53 AM EDTApprox. 8 min.George H.W. Bush Memorial ExhibitAfter the passing of President George H.W. Bush in 2018, his Presidential Library and Museum ... After the passing of President George H.W. Bush in 2018, his Presidential Library and Museum opened an exhibit honoring the 41st President displaying items from his memorial services. Warren Finch, Director of the George H.W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum, gave a tour of the exhibit.
6:01 AM EDTApprox. 54 min.Jacqueline Kennedy Televised White House TourThen White House curator William Allman talked about first lady Jacqueline Kennedy's extensive ... Then White House curator William Allman talked about first lady Jacqueline Kennedy's extensive White House restoration and the evolution of the Executive Mansion's collection. This 2012 presentation at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum marked the 50th anniversary of her televised February 14, 1962 guided tour, which was watched by millions and later awarded an honorary Emmy. This video is courtesy of the Kennedy library. 6:55 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 5 min.Suffragist Elizabeth Cady StantonThe National Constitution Center hosted a conversation with historian Lori Ginzberg on the life ... The National Constitution Center hosted a conversation with historian Lori Ginzberg on the life and legacy of suffragist Elizabeth Cady Stanton. Professor Ginzberg is the author of "Elizabeth Cady Stanton: An American Life." The program began with a brief overview of the National Constitution Center's forthcoming exhibit, "The 19th Amendment: How Women Won the Vote," scheduled to open in June of 2020.