American History TV Schedule

Week of August 1 through August 8

All times and durations are subject to change

Saturday, August 1
8:01 AM EDTApprox. 14 min.Reel America "Mob and Riot Control" - 1964This police training film on how to properly handle protests and civil disturbances covers ... This police training film on how to properly handle protests and civil disturbances covers techniques for mob control and the use of equipment such as tear gas, smoke, and batons. The film is co-presented by educational film company Charles Cahill and Associates and Federal Laboratories, Inc., which was a manufacturer of a popular riot gun used to fire tear gas. 8:15 AM EDTApprox. 30 min.Reel America "A Great and Honorable Duty" - 1965This introduction to police service is a training film made in Ohio with the cooperation of ... This introduction to police service is a training film made in Ohio with the cooperation of several city departments and the Ohio State Highway Patrol. After showing a group of new officers sworn in, the film depicts a variety of circumstances and the proper way to respond to each. The film outlines duties such as knowledge of the laws and protection of the U.S. Constitution, and also argues that police are expected to exhibit model behavior on and off the job. 8:45 AM EDTApprox. 26 min.Reel America "Tear Gas in Law Enforcement" - 1962Tear gas manufacturer Lake Erie Chemical Company created this training film to instruct law ... Tear gas manufacturer Lake Erie Chemical Company created this training film to instruct law enforcement in the correct use of its products. After a classroom session describing the properties of tear gas and its potential use in a variety of situations, the film shows dramatized scenes including a labor protest, a prison riot, and a shoot-out with a gang of thieves.
9:11 AM EDTApprox. 19 min.Reel America "Use of Force Model" - 1993This U.S. Justice Department instructional video uses a dramatized protest to show police how and ... This U.S. Justice Department instructional video uses a dramatized protest to show police how and when to respond. The "Use of Force Model" is a scale that shows the proper level of force to be used in various scenarios. 9:30 AM EDTApprox. 30 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. 10:00 AM EDTApprox. 45 min.American Artifacts Ellis Island Immigration MuseumNational Park Service Ranger Peter Urban gives a tour of the Ellis Island Immigration Museum in ... National Park Service Ranger Peter Urban gives a tour of the Ellis Island Immigration Museum in New York City and shows how some 12 million immigrants were processed in the facility. The tour includes archival photographs and films of the immigrant experience.
10:45 AM EDTApprox. 14 min.Reel America News Magazine of the Screen - 1950This 1950 newsreel covers the 5th anniversary of the June, 1945 signing of the United Nations ... This 1950 newsreel covers the 5th anniversary of the June, 1945 signing of the United Nations World Charter and shows scenes of UN meetings during the Korean conflict. Other stories include a premature 1950 declaration of victory in Korea, President Truman meeting Gen. MacArthur at Wake Island, Marshall Plan progress in Europe, and a look at historic U.S. Patent Office models. 10:59 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 1 min.Debating & Removing MonumentsHistorians David Blight & Annette Gordon-Reed talked about recent debates over historical ... Historians David Blight & Annette Gordon-Reed talked about recent debates over historical monuments, discussing how people could make decisions about removing or contextualizing them based on historical information and public sentiment.The American Historical Association hosted and recorded this event. 12:00 PM EDTApprox. 28 min.The Presidency Herbert Hoover & FDR TransitionThe directors of the Herbert Hoover and Franklin D. Roosevelt presidential libraries talked about ... The directors of the Herbert Hoover and Franklin D. Roosevelt presidential libraries talked about the 1932 campaign for the White House in the midst of the Great Depression -- and the tense transition that followed from a Hoover to FDR administration. The Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library provided this video.
12:28 PM EDTApprox. 25 min.The Presidency Roosevelts & Kennedys - Political RelationshipsThe directors of the Franklin D. Roosevelt and John F. Kennedy presidential libraries talked about ... The directors of the Franklin D. Roosevelt and John F. Kennedy presidential libraries talked about the political relationships between members of the Roosevelt and Kennedy families -- in particular, the alliance between Eleanor Roosevelt and JFK. The Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library provided this video. 12:53 PM EDTApprox. 7 min.History of the Brazos ValleyDeborah Cowman, Director of the Brazos Valley Museum in Bryan, Texas, walked through the museum's ... Deborah Cowman, Director of the Brazos Valley Museum in Bryan, Texas, walked through the museum's exhibits that tell the story of the area from prehistoric times to settlement in the late 1800's. 1:00 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr.Jefferson & the Federalists in Washington, DCU.S. Capitol Historical Society Chief Historian William "Chuck" diGiacomantonio discussed the ... U.S. Capitol Historical Society Chief Historian William "Chuck" diGiacomantonio discussed the tumultuous interactions between Democratic-Republican President Thomas Jefferson and Federalist members of the Seventh Congress, the first to have a full session in the new capital of Washington, D.C. He explained how political differences between the two parties led them to politicize many aspects of daily life, including food, socializing, and science. The U.S. Capitol Historical Society provided video of this event.
2:00 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr.Separation of Powers & Civil RightsA discussion on how the Executive, Judicial and Legislative branches have dealt with civil rights. ... A discussion on how the Executive, Judicial and Legislative branches have dealt with civil rights. Panelists argued that Congress has relinquished its designated powers, leaving the Supreme Court to make the ultimate decisions on civil rights questions. This event was part of a day-long conference on Congress and the separation of powers co-hosted by the U.S. Capitol Historical Society and American University. 3:00 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr.1975 Saigon EvacuationsRetired Colonel Thomas Holden, a former Marine Corps pilot, talked about his participation in ... Retired Colonel Thomas Holden, a former Marine Corps pilot, talked about his participation in Operation Frequent Wind - the 1975 evacuation of Americans and South Vietnamese allies from Saigon after it fell to the North Vietnamese. The National World War I Museum and Memorial provided this January 2020 video. 4:00 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 15 min.Stephen Walker, Shockwave - Countdown to HiroshimaStephen Walker talked about his book "Shockwave: Countdown to Hiroshima," which begins with the ... Stephen Walker talked about his book "Shockwave: Countdown to Hiroshima," which begins with the first atomic bomb test in New Mexico on July 16, 1945, and documents the key events of the next three weeks leading up to August 6, 1945, the day Little Boy was detonated above Hiroshima. He used the personal stories of individuals to illuminate the historic events. C-SPAN recorded this event in August 2005.
5:15 PM EDTApprox. 45 min.Oral Histories Korean War Veteran George DixonThis oral history interview with Army veteran George Dixon was recorded in Overland Park, Kansas ... This oral history interview with Army veteran George Dixon was recorded in Overland Park, Kansas by the Korean War Legacy Foundation. He talked about how he was drafted into the war and fought as an infantryman despite his training as a machinist. The interview project was underwritten by South Korea's Ministry of Patriots and Veterans Affairs. 6:00 PM EDTApprox. 44 min.The Civil War Harold Holzer on Civil War ObjectsHistorian Harold Holzer and Valerie Paley of the New-York Historical Society talked about ... Historian Harold Holzer and Valerie Paley of the New-York Historical Society talked about artifacts featured in their joint publication "The Civil War in 50 Objects." In this program, they discussed objects related soldiers' uniforms and accoutrements. This conversation took place online and the New-York Historical Society provided the video. 6:44 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 16 min.Oral Histories Kay TillowKay Tillow talked about her involvement with the civil rights movement, starting with her ... Kay Tillow talked about her involvement with the civil rights movement, starting with her participation in the 1963 desegregation sit-ins in Atlanta, Georgia and her later work to organize health care worker unions. This interview is part of an oral history project on the civil rights movement initiated by Congress in 2009, conducted by the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress, and the Southern Oral History Program at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.
8:00 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 20 min.Lectures in History 1920s Culture & SocietyMichael Kazin talked about culture and society in the 1920s. He spoke about Prohibition and the ... Michael Kazin talked about culture and society in the 1920s. He spoke about Prohibition and the exploits of the gangster Al Capone, who eventually went to prison on tax evasion charges, the motion picture industry and the new production codes that sought to reduce sexuality in films, and the 1925 State of Tennessee v. John Thomas Scopes trial, in which a high school teacher faced charges of unlawfully teaching evolution in a state-funded school. 9:20 PM EDTApprox. 39 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. 9:59 PM EDTApprox. 56 min.Reel America "The Spirit of Hiroshima" - 1996This documentary looks at the August 6, 1945 atomic bombing of Hiroshima, Japan through the ... This documentary looks at the August 6, 1945 atomic bombing of Hiroshima, Japan through the stories of several survivors. The film also features a young family in Hiroshima, born after the bombing, who are trying to make sense of the tragedy during the 50th anniversary. This independent film was produced and directed by Geoffrey Poister has been restored and updated to mark the 75th anniversary.
10:55 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 5 min.Oral Histories Eugene DiSabatinoWorld War II Army veteran Eugene DiSabatino talked about his assignment to the Manhattan Project, ... World War II Army veteran Eugene DiSabatino talked about his assignment to the Manhattan Project, which included being stationed at Los Alamos and accompanying the second bomb to Japan. This interview was recorded in 2012 by the National World War II Museum.
Sunday, August 2
12:00 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 20 min.Lectures in History 1920s Culture & SocietyMichael Kazin talked about culture and society in the 1920s. He spoke about Prohibition and the ... Michael Kazin talked about culture and society in the 1920s. He spoke about Prohibition and the exploits of the gangster Al Capone, who eventually went to prison on tax evasion charges, the motion picture industry and the new production codes that sought to reduce sexuality in films, and the 1925 State of Tennessee v. John Thomas Scopes trial, in which a high school teacher faced charges of unlawfully teaching evolution in a state-funded school. 1:20 AM EDTApprox. 40 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. 2:00 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 16 min.Stephen Walker, Shockwave - Countdown to HiroshimaStephen Walker talked about his book "Shockwave: Countdown to Hiroshima," which begins with the ... Stephen Walker talked about his book "Shockwave: Countdown to Hiroshima," which begins with the first atomic bomb test in New Mexico on July 16, 1945, and documents the key events of the next three weeks leading up to August 6, 1945, the day Little Boy was detonated above Hiroshima. He used the personal stories of individuals to illuminate the historic events. C-SPAN recorded this event in August 2005.
3:16 AM EDTApprox. 44 min.Oral Histories Korean War Veteran George DixonThis oral history interview with Army veteran George Dixon was recorded in Overland Park, Kansas ... This oral history interview with Army veteran George Dixon was recorded in Overland Park, Kansas by the Korean War Legacy Foundation. He talked about how he was drafted into the war and fought as an infantryman despite his training as a machinist. The interview project was underwritten by South Korea's Ministry of Patriots and Veterans Affairs. 4:00 AM EDTApprox. 45 min.The Civil War Harold Holzer on Civil War ObjectsHistorian Harold Holzer and Valerie Paley of the New-York Historical Society talked about ... Historian Harold Holzer and Valerie Paley of the New-York Historical Society talked about artifacts featured in their joint publication "The Civil War in 50 Objects." In this program, they discussed objects related soldiers' uniforms and accoutrements. This conversation took place online and the New-York Historical Society provided the video. 4:45 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 10 min.Oral Histories Kay TillowKay Tillow talked about her involvement with the civil rights movement, starting with her ... Kay Tillow talked about her involvement with the civil rights movement, starting with her participation in the 1963 desegregation sit-ins in Atlanta, Georgia and her later work to organize health care worker unions. This interview is part of an oral history project on the civil rights movement initiated by Congress in 2009, conducted by the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress, and the Southern Oral History Program at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.
5:55 AM EDTApprox. 5 min.Reel America August 18, 1960 Universal NewsreelThis newsreel includes stories about the trial of U-2 spy pilot Francis Gary Powers, who was shot ... This newsreel includes stories about the trial of U-2 spy pilot Francis Gary Powers, who was shot down over the Soviet Union on May 1, 1960. Scenes of the trial are followed by President Eisenhower commenting at a news conference. An Air Force balloonist who performed a record setting flight and jump is also featured. 6:00 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 20 min.Lectures in History 1920s Culture & SocietyMichael Kazin talked about culture and society in the 1920s. He spoke about Prohibition and the ... Michael Kazin talked about culture and society in the 1920s. He spoke about Prohibition and the exploits of the gangster Al Capone, who eventually went to prison on tax evasion charges, the motion picture industry and the new production codes that sought to reduce sexuality in films, and the 1925 State of Tennessee v. John Thomas Scopes trial, in which a high school teacher faced charges of unlawfully teaching evolution in a state-funded school. 7:20 AM EDTApprox. 40 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.
8:00 AM EDTApprox. 55 min.History Bookshelf DaMaris Hill, "A Bound Woman Is a Dangerous Thing"University of Kentucky Professor DaMaris Hill chronicled the lives of African-American women in ... University of Kentucky Professor DaMaris Hill chronicled the lives of African-American women in social and political movements, from Harriet Tubman to today. 8:55 AM EDTApprox. 56 min.Women's Roles in World War IAuthor Lynn Dumenil talked about her book "The Second Line of Defense: American Women and World ... Author Lynn Dumenil talked about her book "The Second Line of Defense: American Women and World War I." She examined the different roles women played during the conflict, including their participation in the workforce and their use in media and propaganda. The National World War I Museum and Memorial in Kansas City, Missouri hosted this event and provided the video. 9:51 AM EDTApprox. 9 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.
10:00 AM EDTApprox. 45 min.The Civil War Harold Holzer on Civil War ObjectsHistorian Harold Holzer and Valerie Paley of the New-York Historical Society talked about ... Historian Harold Holzer and Valerie Paley of the New-York Historical Society talked about artifacts featured in their joint publication, "The Civil War in 50 Objects." In this program, they discussed objects related to military technology including cipher codes and ironclad naval vessels. This conversation took place online due to the coronavirus pandemic and the New-York Historical Society provided the video. 10:45 AM EDTApprox. 16 min.The Presidency "Mrs. Roosevelt - Her Life in Pictures"In this 1958 film, McCall's magazine interviews Eleanor Roosevelt on the occasion of the former ... In this 1958 film, McCall's magazine interviews Eleanor Roosevelt on the occasion of the former first lady's 74th birthday. She looked through family photographs and told the stories behind them. This film is in the holdings of the Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library. 11:01 AM EDTApprox. 59 min.The Presidency Eleanor Roosevelt's Advice ColumnMary Jo Binker talked about and read excerpts from Eleanor Roosevelt's advice column written for ... Mary Jo Binker talked about and read excerpts from Eleanor Roosevelt's advice column written for more than 20 years for "Ladies' Home Journal" and "McCall's Magazine." Ms. Binker is editor of the book, "If You Ask Me: Essential Advice From Eleanor Roosevelt." The Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library & Museum hosted this event.
12:00 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 47 min.Lectures in History Modern Conservative MovementPhyllis Schlafly - founder of the Eagle Forum and author or editor of more than 20 books - talked ... Phyllis Schlafly - founder of the Eagle Forum and author or editor of more than 20 books - talked about the roots and development of the modern conservative movement, as well as the role of women's issues in conservative politics. Phyllis Schlafly was a guest lecturer at The Citadel Military College in Charleston, South Carolina, in a course called "The Conservative Intellectual Tradition in America" taught by Professor Mallory Factor. 1:47 PM EDTApprox. 13 min.Southwest Voter Registration Education ProjectFounded by Willie Velasquez in 1974, the Southwest Voter Registration Education Project was ... Founded by Willie Velasquez in 1974, the Southwest Voter Registration Education Project was created to increase minority participation in elections. Amy Rushing, Head of Special Collections at the University of Texas at San Antonio, showed items from the collection and explained the impact the organization had on Latinos across the Southwestern U.S. 2:00 PM EDTApprox. 2 hr.Chinese Americans in CaliforniaA historian and a philanthropist looked at the struggles and discrimination faced by Chinese ... A historian and a philanthropist looked at the struggles and discrimination faced by Chinese immigrants in nineteenth and early twentieth century California. First, historian Beth Lew-Williams talked about her book "The Chinese Must Go: Violence, Exclusion and the Making of the Alien in America." She was followed by philanthropist David Lei, who gave an illustrated talk showing items in the California Historical Society's collections that illustrate systematic discrimination against the Chinese. The California Historical Society and the Chinese Historical Society of America co-hosted this event.
4:00 PM EDTApprox. 55 min.Reel America "The Spirit of Hiroshima" - 1996This documentary looks at the August 6, 1945 atomic bombing of Hiroshima, Japan through the ... This documentary looks at the August 6, 1945 atomic bombing of Hiroshima, Japan through the stories of several survivors. The film also features a young family in Hiroshima, born after the bombing, who are trying to make sense of the tragedy during the 50th anniversary. This independent film was produced and directed by Geoffrey Poister has been restored and updated to mark the 75th anniversary. 4:55 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 5 min.Oral Histories Eugene DiSabatinoWorld War II Army veteran Eugene DiSabatino talked about his assignment to the Manhattan Project, ... World War II Army veteran Eugene DiSabatino talked about his assignment to the Manhattan Project, which included being stationed at Los Alamos and accompanying the second bomb to Japan. This interview was recorded in 2012 by the National World War II Museum. 6:00 PM EDTApprox. 38 min.American Artifacts Hiroshima-Nagasaki Atomic Bomb ExhibitPeter Kuznick gave a tour of an exhibit marking the 70th anniversary of the bombing of Hiroshima ... Peter Kuznick gave a tour of an exhibit marking the 70th anniversary of the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. In cooperation with the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum and the Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum, American University Museum marked the 70th anniversary of the bombing of those cities with an exhibit. The exhibit included artifacts from the ruins, photographs, drawings by surviving children, and six large folding screen paintings by Japanese artists Ira and Toshi Maruki.
6:38 PM EDTApprox. 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. 7:00 PM EDTApprox. 59 min.Baseball & American CitiesAuthor Paul Goldberger discussed his book "Ballpark: Baseball in the American City." He explored ... Author Paul Goldberger discussed his book "Ballpark: Baseball in the American City." He explored the relationship between American cities and the growth of baseball, looking at the changing architecture and locations of ballparks over the years and what those reveal about society and culture at-large. The Kansas City Public Library hosted this event and provided the video. 7:59 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 1 min.The Presidency Portraying Abraham LincolnThis was a conversation about portraying Abraham Lincoln on the stage. Ford's Theatre director ... This was a conversation about portraying Abraham Lincoln on the stage. Ford's Theatre director Paul Tetreault talked with playwright Richard Hellesen who wrote "Necessary Sacrifices" -- a Ford's commissioned play about two meetings between Lincoln and abolitionist Frederick Douglass. They were joined by actors David Selby and Craig Wallace who played Lincoln and Douglass, respectively. Ford's Theatre provided this video.
9:00 PM EDTApprox. 5 min.Reel America August 1945 Universal NewsreelThis 1945 Universal Newsreel includes stories about the Potsdam Declaration of Joseph Stalin, ... This 1945 Universal Newsreel includes stories about the Potsdam Declaration of Joseph Stalin, Winston Churchill, and President Harry Truman, the science behind the atom bomb, and Truman's speech announcing the August 6, 1945 bombing of Hiroshima, Japan. 9:05 PM EDTApprox. 55 min.Researching the USS IndianapolisThis program was about the critical World War II role -- and ultimately tragic story -- of the USS ... This program was about the critical World War II role -- and ultimately tragic story -- of the USS Indianapolis, which sank in shark-infested waters after it was torpedoed by a Japanese submarine on July 30, 1945. The ship had just completed a secret mission delivering parts used in the atomic bomb that was dropped on Hiroshima, Japan. Lynn Vincent and Sara Vladic, co-authors of "Indianapolis: The True Story of the Worst Sea Disaster in U.S. Naval History and the Fifty-Year Fight to Exonerate an Innocent Man," spoke at the National Archives in Washington, D.C. 10:00 PM EDTApprox. 30 min.American Artifacts Hiroshima-Nagasaki Atomic Bomb ExhibitPeter Kuznick gave a tour of an exhibit marking the 70th anniversary of the bombing of Hiroshima ... Peter Kuznick gave a tour of an exhibit marking the 70th anniversary of the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. In cooperation with the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum and the Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum, American University Museum marked the 70th anniversary of the bombing of those cities with an exhibit. The exhibit included artifacts from the ruins, photographs, drawings by surviving children, and six large folding screen paintings by Japanese artists Ira and Toshi Maruki.
10:30 PM EDTApprox. 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. 10:39 PM EDTApprox. 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. 11:00 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr.Debating & Removing MonumentsHistorians David Blight & Annette Gordon-Reed talked about recent debates over historical ... Historians David Blight & Annette Gordon-Reed talked about recent debates over historical monuments, discussing how people could make decisions about removing or contextualizing them based on historical information and public sentiment.The American Historical Association hosted and recorded this event.
Monday, August 3
12:00 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 5 min.The Presidency Portraying Abraham LincolnThis was a conversation about portraying Abraham Lincoln on the stage. Ford's Theatre director ... This was a conversation about portraying Abraham Lincoln on the stage. Ford's Theatre director Paul Tetreault talked with playwright Richard Hellesen who wrote "Necessary Sacrifices" -- a Ford's commissioned play about two meetings between Lincoln and abolitionist Frederick Douglass. They were joined by actors David Selby and Craig Wallace who played Lincoln and Douglass, respectively. Ford's Theatre provided this video. 1:05 AM EDTApprox. 55 min.Researching the USS IndianapolisThis program was about the critical World War II role -- and ultimately tragic story -- of the USS ... This program was about the critical World War II role -- and ultimately tragic story -- of the USS Indianapolis, which sank in shark-infested waters after it was torpedoed by a Japanese submarine on July 30, 1945. The ship had just completed a secret mission delivering parts used in the atomic bomb that was dropped on Hiroshima, Japan. Lynn Vincent and Sara Vladic, co-authors of "Indianapolis: The True Story of the Worst Sea Disaster in U.S. Naval History and the Fifty-Year Fight to Exonerate an Innocent Man," spoke at the National Archives in Washington, D.C. 2:00 AM EDTApprox. 55 min.Reel America "The Spirit of Hiroshima" - 1996This documentary looks at the August 6, 1945 atomic bombing of Hiroshima, Japan through the ... This documentary looks at the August 6, 1945 atomic bombing of Hiroshima, Japan through the stories of several survivors. The film also features a young family in Hiroshima, born after the bombing, who are trying to make sense of the tragedy during the 50th anniversary. This independent film was produced and directed by Geoffrey Poister has been restored and updated to mark the 75th anniversary.
2:55 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 5 min.Oral Histories Eugene DiSabatinoWorld War II Army veteran Eugene DiSabatino talked about his assignment to the Manhattan Project, ... World War II Army veteran Eugene DiSabatino talked about his assignment to the Manhattan Project, which included being stationed at Los Alamos and accompanying the second bomb to Japan. This interview was recorded in 2012 by the National World War II Museum. 4:00 AM EDTApprox. 30 min.American Artifacts Hiroshima-Nagasaki Atomic Bomb ExhibitPeter Kuznick gave a tour of an exhibit marking the 70th anniversary of the bombing of Hiroshima ... Peter Kuznick gave a tour of an exhibit marking the 70th anniversary of the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. In cooperation with the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum and the Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum, American University Museum marked the 70th anniversary of the bombing of those cities with an exhibit. The exhibit included artifacts from the ruins, photographs, drawings by surviving children, and six large folding screen paintings by Japanese artists Ira and Toshi Maruki. 4:30 AM EDTApprox. 9 min.Military Aviation HistoryOnce known as the "Showplace of the Air Force", Randolph Air Force Base is located in the ... Once known as the "Showplace of the Air Force", Randolph Air Force Base is located in the northeast corner of San Antonio. Gary Boyd, Command Historian, and Bill Manchester, Director of the Airman Heritage Museum, gave a tour the base and shared the history of military aviation in the area.
4:39 AM EDTApprox. 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. 5:00 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr.Baseball & American CitiesAuthor Paul Goldberger discussed his book "Ballpark: Baseball in the American City." He explored ... Author Paul Goldberger discussed his book "Ballpark: Baseball in the American City." He explored the relationship between American cities and the growth of baseball, looking at the changing architecture and locations of ballparks over the years and what those reveal about society and culture at-large. The Kansas City Public Library hosted this event and provided the video. 6:00 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr.The Presidency Portraying Abraham LincolnThis was a conversation about portraying Abraham Lincoln on the stage. Ford's Theatre director ... This was a conversation about portraying Abraham Lincoln on the stage. Ford's Theatre director Paul Tetreault talked with playwright Richard Hellesen who wrote "Necessary Sacrifices" -- a Ford's commissioned play about two meetings between Lincoln and abolitionist Frederick Douglass. They were joined by actors David Selby and Craig Wallace who played Lincoln and Douglass, respectively. Ford's Theatre provided this video.
7:00 AM EDTApprox. 5 min.Reel America August 18, 1960 Universal NewsreelThis newsreel includes stories about the trial of U-2 spy pilot Francis Gary Powers, who was shot ... This newsreel includes stories about the trial of U-2 spy pilot Francis Gary Powers, who was shot down over the Soviet Union on May 1, 1960. Scenes of the trial are followed by President Eisenhower commenting at a news conference. An Air Force balloonist who performed a record setting flight and jump is also featured. 7:05 AM EDTApprox. 55 min.Researching the USS IndianapolisThis program was about the critical World War II role -- and ultimately tragic story -- of the USS ... This program was about the critical World War II role -- and ultimately tragic story -- of the USS Indianapolis, which sank in shark-infested waters after it was torpedoed by a Japanese submarine on July 30, 1945. The ship had just completed a secret mission delivering parts used in the atomic bomb that was dropped on Hiroshima, Japan. Lynn Vincent and Sara Vladic, co-authors of "Indianapolis: The True Story of the Worst Sea Disaster in U.S. Naval History and the Fifty-Year Fight to Exonerate an Innocent Man," spoke at the National Archives in Washington, D.C.