American History TV Schedule

Week of September 16 through September 23

All times and durations are subject to change

Saturday, September 19
7:44 AM EDTApprox. 17 min.The Presidency Dwight Eisenhower 1952 Republican National ConventionGeneral Eisenhower accepted the 1952 Republican Presidential Nomination. General Eisenhower accepted the 1952 Republican Presidential Nomination. 8:01 AM EDTApprox. 21 min.Reel America "The Eisenhower Years" - 1963This National Council for the Social Studies film covers significant events during the eight years ... This National Council for the Social Studies film covers significant events during the eight years of the Dwight D. Eisenhower administration. Designed for use in the classroom, the documentary emphasizes major domestic and international challenges between 1953 and 1960 including the 1954 Brown v. Board of Education Supreme Court decision and school integration, interstate highway construction, McCarthyism, Middle East conflicts, the Cuban Revolution, civil war in Vietnam, and relations with the Soviet Union after the death of Joseph Stalin. 8:22 AM EDTApprox. 29 min.Reel America "Famous Generals - Eisenhower" - 1963This U.S. Army "Big Picture" episode traces the military career of Gen. Dwight Eisenhower, from ... This U.S. Army "Big Picture" episode traces the military career of Gen. Dwight Eisenhower, from West Point to World War I, to his role as Supreme Allied Commander in World War II, and finally his efforts in organizing NATO. "Famous Generals" is a 1963 U.S. Army series broadcast on television as part of the Army's long-running "Big Picture." This film is narrated by Hollywood actor and World War I veteran Raymond Massey.
8:51 AM EDTApprox. 15 min.Reel America "Mister American, Dwight D. Eisenhower" 1952This biographical film was produced by Dwight D. Eisenhower's 1952 presidential campaign and ... This biographical film was produced by Dwight D. Eisenhower's 1952 presidential campaign and features his accomplishments during World War II and his role in the formation of NATO. This fourteen minute newsreel-style film was shown in movie theaters and distributed to civic organizations. 9:06 AM EDTApprox. 19 min.Reel America "From the Heart of America" - 1969Using excerpts from President Richard Nixon's eulogy, this film documents the funeral services of ... Using excerpts from President Richard Nixon's eulogy, this film documents the funeral services of former President Dwight D. Eisenhower. He died on March 28, 1969. The film includes scenes of the funeral caisson on Constitution Avenue, services in the U.S. Capitol Rotunda and Washington National Cathedral, and the funeral train from Washington, D.C. to Ike's boyhood home and final resting place in Abilene, Kansas. 9:25 AM EDTApprox. 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.
10:05 AM EDTApprox. 45 min.American Artifacts Dwight D. Eisenhower MemorialWe see the new Frank Gehry designed park and memorial to the 34th president, Dwight David ... We see the new Frank Gehry designed park and memorial to the 34th president, Dwight David Eisenhower, which occupies a four-acre location near the U.S. Capitol and the Smithsonian's National Air & Space Museum. Our guide is Eisenhower Memorial Commission Deputy Executive Director Victoria Tigwell. Washington Post art and architecture critic Philip Kennicott is also interviewed about the debates over the design, and gives his thoughts on the architect and the completed work. 10:50 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 10 min.The Civil War Confederate Monuments & MemorialsHistorians Edna Greene Medford and Vernon Burton discussed the debate over Confederate monuments ... Historians Edna Greene Medford and Vernon Burton discussed the debate over Confederate monuments and memorials and shared their opinions on when such statues should be removed and what to do with them. They also talked about how we remember slaveholders such as George Washington and Thomas Jefferson and the ways memorializing the Founding Fathers differs from Confederates. President Lincoln's Cottage in Washington, D.C. hosted this discussion and provided the video. 12:00 PM EDTApprox. 48 min.The Presidency Jacqueline Kennedy & Mona LisaMargaret Leslie Davis discussed first lady Jacqueline Kennedy's political and diplomatic coup in ... Margaret Leslie Davis discussed first lady Jacqueline Kennedy's political and diplomatic coup in bringing the Mona Lisa to the United States despite opposition on both sides of the Atlantic. Leonardo da Vinci's famed painting was seen as a symbol of the free world at the height of Cold War tensions, and President Kennedy used its exhibition to promote democracy and American relations with France. Two million people saw the Mona Lisa in Washington, D.C. and New York City during the winter of 1963. Ms. Davis is the author of "Mona Lisa in Camelot: How Jacqueline Kennedy & Da Vinci's Masterpiece Charmed & Cultivated a Nation." The White House Historical Association hosted this event and provided the video.
12:48 PM EDTApprox. 47 min.The Presidency John F. Kennedy & Women's RightsAlan Price, director of the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum in Boston, talked ... Alan Price, director of the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum in Boston, talked about the Kennedy Administration's efforts on women's rights. He explained that women's rights were a part of candidate Kennedy's platform and how that translated into the President's Commission on the Status of Women and the Equal Pay Act of 1963. The National Archives Foundation hosted this discussion and provided the video. 1:35 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 25 min.C-SPAN Cities Tour Visits National ParksThe C-SPAN Cities Tour explores the American story with a look at America's National Parks. They ... The C-SPAN Cities Tour explores the American story with a look at America's National Parks. They visited eight parks across the country, including Mount Rushmore National Memorial, Selma to Montgomery National Historic Trail, and Gateway Arch National Park, featuring a mixture of natural beauty and history. 3:00 PM EDTApprox. 15 min.Reel America "Victory" - 1945This U.S. Navy World War II combat bulletin begins with the successful test of an atomic bomb in ... This U.S. Navy World War II combat bulletin begins with the successful test of an atomic bomb in the New Mexico desert and ends with the Japanese surrender ceremony on September 2, 1945. The film also includes a look at the Soviet declaration of war on Japan, President Truman announcing peace terms, and scenes of victory celebrations in Washington, DC, Chicago, San Francisco, Seattle, and New York City.
3:15 PM EDTApprox. 45 min.Randi Samuelson-Brown, "The Bad Old Days of Colorado"In its early years, Colorado was inhabited by an eclectic group of people from lawmen to ranchers ... In its early years, Colorado was inhabited by an eclectic group of people from lawmen to ranchers to those looking to strike it rich in the gold mines. Randi Samuelson-Brown, author of "The Bad Old Days of Colorado," examined the unconventional beginnings of Colorado's history and the characters that helped shape this early frontier state. Golden History Museum & Park hosted this talk and provided the video. 4:00 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 5 min.History Bookshelf Ray Suarez, "Latino Americans"Ray Suarez talked about his book, Latino Americans: The 500-Year Legacy That Shaped a Nation, in ... Ray Suarez talked about his book, Latino Americans: The 500-Year Legacy That Shaped a Nation, in which he discusses the history of Latinos in America going back 500 years. The book is a companion volume to a PBS documentary series. Mr. Suarez spoke at an event hosted by the Council of the Americas. 5:05 PM EDTApprox. 55 min.Georgia's Milledgeville Asylum'The Georgia State Lunatic, Idiot, and Epileptic Asylum was founded in 1841 and would become the ... The Georgia State Lunatic, Idiot, and Epileptic Asylum was founded in 1841 and would become the largest mental institution in the world. In her book "Administrations of Lunacy: Racism and the Haunting of American Psychiatry at the Milledgeville Asylum," Mab Segrest looked at who was sent there and why, and how patients were treated, especially in the Civil War, Reconstruction, and Jim Crow eras. The Atlanta History Center hosted the talk.
6:00 PM EDTApprox. 45 min.The Civil War 1862 Confederate Raid on ChambersburgIn October 1862, Confederate cavalry under General J.E.B. Stuart pressed into Maryland and ... In October 1862, Confederate cavalry under General J.E.B. Stuart pressed into Maryland and Pennsylvania -- including the town of Chambersburg -- to raid for horses and other supplies. "Emerging Civil War" blog managing editor Sarah Kay Bierle talked about this first major Confederate movement north of the Mason-Dixon Line and the Union response. This talk was part of a symposium on "The War in the East" hosted by the "Emerging Civil War" blog. 6:45 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 15 min.National World War I MemorialSculptor Sabin Howard discusses the process behind creating a "A Soldier's Journey," the ... Sculptor Sabin Howard discusses the process behind creating a "A Soldier's Journey," the sculptural component of the new National World War I Memorial, which is being constructed on Pennsylvania Avenue in downtown Washington, DC. The National Civic Art Society hosted this event and provided the video. 8:00 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr.Lectures in History U.S. Refugee Policy Since World War IIProfessor Maria Cristina Garcia talked about the United States' refugee policy since World War II. ... Professor Maria Cristina Garcia talked about the United States' refugee policy since World War II. She spoke about qualifications to be a refugee and how those have changed as well as legislation governing quotas and procedures.
9:00 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr.1890s Colorado State Legislator Carrie Clyde HollyCarrie Clyde Holly served in the Colorado state legislature from 1895 to 1896 and was the first ... Carrie Clyde Holly served in the Colorado state legislature from 1895 to 1896 and was the first female legislator in the United States to have one of her bills become a law. Colorado State University - Pueblo history professor Judy Gaughan argued that while Ms. Holly's legislative career was brief, it was also impactful. History Colorado hosted this event and provided the video. 10:00 PM EDTApprox. 31 min.Reel America 1940 U.S. Census Training FilmsThe U.S. Census Bureau produced these three ten-minute films to help train the "enumerators" who ... The U.S. Census Bureau produced these three ten-minute films to help train the "enumerators" who knocked on doors in 1940 to record census information. The first film is a general overview of counting population. The second film describes how to record housing information, and the third film concentrates on agricultural statistics. 10:31 PM EDTApprox. 29 min.Reel America "The Big Count - The Story of the U.S. Census" - 1960This National Educational Television broadcast from 1960 details the results of the 1950 U.S. ... This National Educational Television broadcast from 1960 details the results of the 1950 U.S. Census. Host George Stone and acting director of the 1950 Census Phillip Hauser, also a University of Chicago professor, discuss statistics beyond population including housing, the mobility of the American people, education levels, and the general improvement in living standards since the Great Depression of the 1930s. This program was recorded at WTTW Chicago.
11:00 PM EDTApprox. 18 min.Reel America U.S. Census Bureau Promotional Films & Television AdsThis collection of U.S. Census Bureau films and television ads produced between 1930 and 2020 ... This collection of U.S. Census Bureau films and television ads produced between 1930 and 2020 encourage the public to participate in the constitutionally-mandated population count. Earlier messages concentrate on how the census works, while later ones often include appeals by popular athletes, celebrities and public figures. 11:18 PM EDTApprox. 46 min.1940-41 Buildup of U.S. ArmyIn September 1939 -- at the outbreak of World War II in Europe -- the U.S. Army had fewer than ... In September 1939 -- at the outbreak of World War II in Europe -- the U.S. Army had fewer than 200,000 men. Yet, by the time of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor in December 1941 this army would grow in size tenfold and see the rise of future military leaders such as George Marshall, Dwight Eisenhower and George S. Patton. Paul Dickson, author of "The Rise of the G.I. Army," explained how this transformation occurred and the impact it had on future wars. Heritage Frederick hosted this discussion and provided the video.
Sunday, September 20
12:04 AM EDTApprox. 59 min.Lectures in History U.S. Refugee Policy Since World War IIProfessor Maria Cristina Garcia talked about the United States' refugee policy since World War II. ... Professor Maria Cristina Garcia talked about the United States' refugee policy since World War II. She spoke about qualifications to be a refugee and how those have changed as well as legislation governing quotas and procedures. 1:03 AM EDTApprox. 57 min.1890s Colorado State Legislator Carrie Clyde HollyCarrie Clyde Holly served in the Colorado state legislature from 1895 to 1896 and was the first ... Carrie Clyde Holly served in the Colorado state legislature from 1895 to 1896 and was the first female legislator in the United States to have one of her bills become a law. Colorado State University - Pueblo history professor Judy Gaughan argued that while Ms. Holly's legislative career was brief, it was also impactful. History Colorado hosted this event and provided the video. 2:00 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 5 min.History Bookshelf Ray Suarez, "Latino Americans"Ray Suarez talked about his book, Latino Americans: The 500-Year Legacy That Shaped a Nation, in ... Ray Suarez talked about his book, Latino Americans: The 500-Year Legacy That Shaped a Nation, in which he discusses the history of Latinos in America going back 500 years. The book is a companion volume to a PBS documentary series. Mr. Suarez spoke at an event hosted by the Council of the Americas.
3:05 AM EDTApprox. 48 min.Georgia's Milledgeville Asylum'The Georgia State Lunatic, Idiot, and Epileptic Asylum was founded in 1841 and would become the ... The Georgia State Lunatic, Idiot, and Epileptic Asylum was founded in 1841 and would become the largest mental institution in the world. In her book "Administrations of Lunacy: Racism and the Haunting of American Psychiatry at the Milledgeville Asylum," Mab Segrest looked at who was sent there and why, and how patients were treated, especially in the Civil War, Reconstruction, and Jim Crow eras. The Atlanta History Center hosted the talk. 3:53 AM EDTApprox. 7 min.History of UNCUniversity of North Carolina Chapel Hill Archivist Nicholas Graham discussed the university's ... University of North Carolina Chapel Hill Archivist Nicholas Graham discussed the university's founding, as well as its role in the growth of the city of Chapel Hill. 4:00 AM EDTApprox. 46 min.The Civil War 1862 Confederate Raid on ChambersburgIn October 1862, Confederate cavalry under General J.E.B. Stuart pressed into Maryland and ... In October 1862, Confederate cavalry under General J.E.B. Stuart pressed into Maryland and Pennsylvania -- including the town of Chambersburg -- to raid for horses and other supplies. "Emerging Civil War" blog managing editor Sarah Kay Bierle talked about this first major Confederate movement north of the Mason-Dixon Line and the Union response. This talk was part of a symposium on "The War in the East" hosted by the "Emerging Civil War" blog.
4:46 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 13 min.National World War I MemorialSculptor Sabin Howard discusses the process behind creating a "A Soldier's Journey," the ... Sculptor Sabin Howard discusses the process behind creating a "A Soldier's Journey," the sculptural component of the new National World War I Memorial, which is being constructed on Pennsylvania Avenue in downtown Washington, DC. The National Civic Art Society hosted this event and provided the video. 5:59 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 6 min.Lectures in History U.S. Refugee Policy Since World War IIProfessor Maria Cristina Garcia talked about the United States' refugee policy since World War II. ... Professor Maria Cristina Garcia talked about the United States' refugee policy since World War II. She spoke about qualifications to be a refugee and how those have changed as well as legislation governing quotas and procedures. 7:05 AM EDTApprox. 55 min.1890s Colorado State Legislator Carrie Clyde HollyCarrie Clyde Holly served in the Colorado state legislature from 1895 to 1896 and was the first ... Carrie Clyde Holly served in the Colorado state legislature from 1895 to 1896 and was the first female legislator in the United States to have one of her bills become a law. Colorado State University - Pueblo history professor Judy Gaughan argued that while Ms. Holly's legislative career was brief, it was also impactful. History Colorado hosted this event and provided the video.
8:00 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr.History Bookshelf Jim Dwyer & Kevin Flynn, "102 Minutes"Jim Dwyer and Kevin Flynn talked about their book 102 Minutes: The Untold Story of the Fight to ... Jim Dwyer and Kevin Flynn talked about their book 102 Minutes: The Untold Story of the Fight to Survive Inside the Twin Towers, published by Times Books. It drew on interviews the two authors conducted with survivors, rescuers, and family members of victims who made last-minute contact with their friends and relatives. The authors detailed the events and obstacles faced by those in the towers that morning, such as assisting a wheelchair-bound colleague down more than fifty flights of stairs or attempting to open a jammed elevator. They also showed many slides of illustrations from their book. Following their remarks they answered questions from members of the audience. 9:00 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr.Science and Warcraft from the Civil War to WWIICongressional Research Services defense policy analyst Daniel Else explored the relationship ... Congressional Research Services defense policy analyst Daniel Else explored the relationship between government-supported scientific research and the U.S. military from the Civil War through World War II. This partnership would develop into what President Dwight D. Eisenhower called the military industrial complex. The Kluge Center at the Library of Congress hosted this event and provided the video. 10:00 AM EDTApprox. 43 min.The Civil War Elmira Union Prisoner of War Camp"Elmira, a Union prisoner of war camp located in New York, opened in July 1864 after many other ... Elmira, a Union prisoner of war camp located in New York, opened in July 1864 after many other Union prisons were at capacity. Almost 3,000 Confederate POWs died at the camp from disease, exposure to the elements or malnutrition during its one year in operation. Derek Maxfield, author of "Hellmira: The Union's Most Infamous POW Camp of the Civil War," talked about the conditions at the prison and some of the officers in charge. This talk was part of a symposium on "The War in the East" hosted by the "Emerging Civil War" blog.
10:43 AM EDTApprox. 17 min.American History TV Visits HawaiiThe C-SPAN Citiies Tour visited Hawaii to learn about the history of the state from local experts ... The C-SPAN Citiies Tour visited Hawaii to learn about the history of the state from local experts and historians. 11:00 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr.Presidential Debates 1960 Presidential Debate - John F. Kennedy & Richard NixonMassachusetts Democratic Senator John F. Kennedy and incumbent Republican Vice President Richard ... Massachusetts Democratic Senator John F. Kennedy and incumbent Republican Vice President Richard Nixon faced off in their second presidential debate in 1960. The candidates took questions from a panel of journalists on U.S. policy toward Cuba, relations with the Soviet Union, combating the spread of communism, and civil rights in America. Senator Kennedy defeated Vice President Nixon in a close general election, with less than one percent of the popular vote separating the two. The debate took place in Washington, D.C. 12:00 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 5 min.Lectures in History Culture of the Antebellum CongressEastern Connecticut State University professor Thomas Balcerski talked about the culture of ... Eastern Connecticut State University professor Thomas Balcerski talked about the culture of Congress in the antebellum era. He described how members of Congress in the early 1800s bonded across party lines through tobacco use, social clubs, and living together in boarding houses. However, leading up to the Civil War these friendships and alliances disintegrated, revealing the sectional divisions in national politics at the time.
1:05 PM EDTApprox. 54 min.World War I & the EnvironmentTait Keller, co-editor of "Environmental Histories of World War I" talked about the diverse ... Tait Keller, co-editor of "Environmental Histories of World War I" talked about the diverse ecological impacts the First World War had across the globe. He explained how these went far beyond physical changes to European battlefields, and included shifts in agricultural production and displacement of wildlife and humans. National World War I Museum and Memorial hosted this event and provided the video. 1:59 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 42 min.1918 Flu PandemicThe 1918 flu pandemic altered American life in ways that are familiar to those living through the ... The 1918 flu pandemic altered American life in ways that are familiar to those living through the 2020 coronavirus pandemic. Conflicting information left people wary and fearful, college classes were held outside, sports were cancelled, masks were challenged as un-American and fines imposed on those who refused to wear them. Christopher McKnight Nichols recounted how the country experienced the events of a century ago and the lessons we might learn. He directs Oregon State University's Center for the Humanities. The Center for Presidential History at Southern Methodist University in Dallas hosted this event and provided the video. 3:41 PM EDTApprox. 6 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.
3:47 PM EDTApprox. 13 min.American History TV Visits HawaiiThe C-SPAN Citiies Tour visited Hawaii to learn about the history of the state from local experts ... The C-SPAN Citiies Tour visited Hawaii to learn about the history of the state from local experts and historians. 4:00 PM EDTApprox. 32 min.Reel America 1940 U.S. Census Training FilmsThe U.S. Census Bureau produced these three ten-minute films to help train the "enumerators" who ... The U.S. Census Bureau produced these three ten-minute films to help train the "enumerators" who knocked on doors in 1940 to record census information. The first film is a general overview of counting population. The second film describes how to record housing information, and the third film concentrates on agricultural statistics. 4:32 PM EDTApprox. 29 min.Reel America "The Big Count - The Story of the U.S. Census" - 1960This National Educational Television broadcast from 1960 details the results of the 1950 U.S. ... This National Educational Television broadcast from 1960 details the results of the 1950 U.S. Census. Host George Stone and acting director of the 1950 Census Phillip Hauser, also a University of Chicago professor, discuss statistics beyond population including housing, the mobility of the American people, education levels, and the general improvement in living standards since the Great Depression of the 1930s. This program was recorded at WTTW Chicago.
5:01 PM EDTApprox. 18 min.Reel America U.S. Census Bureau Promotional Films & Television AdsThis collection of U.S. Census Bureau films and television ads produced between 1930 and 2020 ... This collection of U.S. Census Bureau films and television ads produced between 1930 and 2020 encourage the public to participate in the constitutionally-mandated population count. Earlier messages concentrate on how the census works, while later ones often include appeals by popular athletes, celebrities and public figures. 5:19 PM EDTApprox. 45 min.1940-41 Buildup of U.S. ArmyIn September 1939 -- at the outbreak of World War II in Europe -- the U.S. Army had fewer than ... In September 1939 -- at the outbreak of World War II in Europe -- the U.S. Army had fewer than 200,000 men. Yet, by the time of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor in December 1941 this army would grow in size tenfold and see the rise of future military leaders such as George Marshall, Dwight Eisenhower and George S. Patton. Paul Dickson, author of "The Rise of the G.I. Army," explained how this transformation occurred and the impact it had on future wars. Heritage Frederick hosted this discussion and provided the video. 6:04 PM EDTApprox. 56 min.American Artifacts Independence HallNational Park Service Park Ranger Matthew Ifill told the story of the Declaration of Independence ... National Park Service Park Ranger Matthew Ifill told the story of the Declaration of Independence and the Constitutional Convention from the room inside Independence Hall where the events took place.
7:00 PM EDTApprox. 59 min.Presidential Debates 1960 Presidential Debate - John F. Kennedy & Richard NixonMassachusetts Democratic Senator John F. Kennedy and incumbent Republican Vice President Richard ... Massachusetts Democratic Senator John F. Kennedy and incumbent Republican Vice President Richard Nixon faced off in their second presidential debate in 1960. The candidates took questions from a panel of journalists on U.S. policy toward Cuba, relations with the Soviet Union, combating the spread of communism, and civil rights in America. Senator Kennedy defeated Vice President Nixon in a close general election, with less than one percent of the popular vote separating the two. The debate took place in Washington, D.C. 7:59 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 31 min.Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial DedicationThe Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial was dedicated to the nation's 34th president, whose World War II ... The Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial was dedicated to the nation's 34th president, whose World War II leadership and two-term presidency are remembered at a site just off the National Mall and at the base of Capitol Hill. Speakers include memorial designer Frank Gehry, former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, family members David and Susan Eisenhower, and Eisenhower Memorial Commission chair Sen. Pat Roberts (R-Kansas). 9:30 PM EDTApprox. 17 min.Reel America News Magazine of the Screen "Summer Review 1955"This newsreel contains the following stories: Geneva Summit of 1955; continued civil war in ... This newsreel contains the following stories: Geneva Summit of 1955; continued civil war in Saigon; Allied occupation ends in West Germany; Big Four nations end occupation in Austria; national air raid drill "Operation Alert"; "Survival Town" atomic test; final run of the 3rd ave elevated rail in NY; and a story on the USS Constitution - Old Ironsides.
9:47 PM EDTApprox. 13 min.American History TV Visits HawaiiThe C-SPAN Citiies Tour visited Hawaii to learn about the history of the state from local experts ... The C-SPAN Citiies Tour visited Hawaii to learn about the history of the state from local experts and historians. 10:00 PM EDTApprox. 55 min.American Artifacts Independence HallNational Park Service Park Ranger Matthew Ifill told the story of the Declaration of Independence ... National Park Service Park Ranger Matthew Ifill told the story of the Declaration of Independence and the Constitutional Convention from the room inside Independence Hall where the events took place. 10:55 PM EDTApprox. 5 min.San Antonio River WalkThe San Antonio River Walk is a major attraction for the city. Historian Lewis Fisher talked about ... The San Antonio River Walk is a major attraction for the city. Historian Lewis Fisher talked about how this depression era project became an oasis in the in the heart of the city's downtown.
11:00 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr.Presidential Debates 1960 Presidential Debate - John F. Kennedy & Richard NixonMassachusetts Democratic Senator John F. Kennedy and incumbent Republican Vice President Richard ... Massachusetts Democratic Senator John F. Kennedy and incumbent Republican Vice President Richard Nixon faced off in their second presidential debate in 1960. The candidates took questions from a panel of journalists on U.S. policy toward Cuba, relations with the Soviet Union, combating the spread of communism, and civil rights in America. Senator Kennedy defeated Vice President Nixon in a close general election, with less than one percent of the popular vote separating the two. The debate took place in Washington, D.C.
Monday, September 21
12:00 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 35 min.Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial DedicationThe Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial was dedicated to the nation's 34th president, whose World War II ... The Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial was dedicated to the nation's 34th president, whose World War II leadership and two-term presidency are remembered at a site just off the National Mall and at the base of Capitol Hill. Speakers include memorial designer Frank Gehry, former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, family members David and Susan Eisenhower, and Eisenhower Memorial Commission chair Sen. Pat Roberts (R-Kansas). 1:35 AM EDTApprox. 5 min.Reel America August 25, 1960 Universal NewsreelThis newsreel includes stories about the Organization of American States debating action against ... This newsreel includes stories about the Organization of American States debating action against Cuba, flooding in the Philippines, and the nuclear sub "Seadragon" ventures into the Arctic Ocean. 1:40 AM EDTApprox. 20 min.Voting Rights March in SelmaIn March of 1965, civil rights activists and religious leaders marched from Selma to Montgomery to ... In March of 1965, civil rights activists and religious leaders marched from Selma to Montgomery to demand African Americans be given the right to vote. National Park Service Guide April Baldwin visited several sites in Selma that were integral to the movement including the Dallas County Courthouse, Brown Chapel AME Church and the Edmund Pettus Bridge.
2:00 AM EDTApprox. 32 min.Reel America 1940 U.S. Census Training FilmsThe U.S. Census Bureau produced these three ten-minute films to help train the "enumerators" who ... The U.S. Census Bureau produced these three ten-minute films to help train the "enumerators" who knocked on doors in 1940 to record census information. The first film is a general overview of counting population. The second film describes how to record housing information, and the third film concentrates on agricultural statistics. 2:32 AM EDTApprox. 28 min.Reel America "The Big Count - The Story of the U.S. Census" - 1960This National Educational Television broadcast from 1960 details the results of the 1950 U.S. ... This National Educational Television broadcast from 1960 details the results of the 1950 U.S. Census. Host George Stone and acting director of the 1950 Census Phillip Hauser, also a University of Chicago professor, discuss statistics beyond population including housing, the mobility of the American people, education levels, and the general improvement in living standards since the Great Depression of the 1930s. This program was recorded at WTTW Chicago. 3:00 AM EDTApprox. 18 min.Reel America U.S. Census Bureau Promotional Films & Television AdsThis collection of U.S. Census Bureau films and television ads produced between 1930 and 2020 ... This collection of U.S. Census Bureau films and television ads produced between 1930 and 2020 encourage the public to participate in the constitutionally-mandated population count. Earlier messages concentrate on how the census works, while later ones often include appeals by popular athletes, celebrities and public figures.
3:18 AM EDTApprox. 46 min.1940-41 Buildup of U.S. ArmyIn September 1939 -- at the outbreak of World War II in Europe -- the U.S. Army had fewer than ... In September 1939 -- at the outbreak of World War II in Europe -- the U.S. Army had fewer than 200,000 men. Yet, by the time of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor in December 1941 this army would grow in size tenfold and see the rise of future military leaders such as George Marshall, Dwight Eisenhower and George S. Patton. Paul Dickson, author of "The Rise of the G.I. Army," explained how this transformation occurred and the impact it had on future wars. Heritage Frederick hosted this discussion and provided the video. 4:04 AM EDTApprox. 56 min.American Artifacts Independence HallNational Park Service Park Ranger Matthew Ifill told the story of the Declaration of Independence ... National Park Service Park Ranger Matthew Ifill told the story of the Declaration of Independence and the Constitutional Convention from the room inside Independence Hall where the events took place. 5:00 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 30 min.Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial DedicationThe Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial was dedicated to the nation's 34th president, whose World War II ... The Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial was dedicated to the nation's 34th president, whose World War II leadership and two-term presidency are remembered at a site just off the National Mall and at the base of Capitol Hill. Speakers include memorial designer Frank Gehry, former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, family members David and Susan Eisenhower, and Eisenhower Memorial Commission chair Sen. Pat Roberts (R-Kansas).
6:30 AM EDTApprox. 7 min.Reel America "The Nixon-Lodge Ticket" July 28, 1960 NewsreelThis newsreel is a summary of the 1960 Republican National Convention in Chicago that nominated ... This newsreel is a summary of the 1960 Republican National Convention in Chicago that nominated Vice President Richard Nixon and his running mate Henry Cabot Lodge. 6:37 AM EDTApprox. 4 min.Reel America July 1960 Universal NewsreelThis newsreel includes stories about Texas Sen. Lyndon B. Johnson's nomination at the Democratic ... This newsreel includes stories about Texas Sen. Lyndon B. Johnson's nomination at the Democratic National Convention as John Kennedy's running mate, and the Republican National Convention starting in Chicago. 6:41 AM EDTApprox. 19 min.Neil Armstrong and Eugene Cernan ExhibitArchivist Tracy Grimm gave a tour of the Neil Armstrong and Eugene Cernan exhibit, "Steps to the ... Archivist Tracy Grimm gave a tour of the Neil Armstrong and Eugene Cernan exhibit, "Steps to the Moon," on display in the Stewart Center at Purdue University. She talked about the items in the exhibit and explained why the Purdue University was honoring these two men. Purdue graduates Neil Armstrong and Eugene Cernan were the first and last men on the moon.
7:00 AM EDTApprox. 59 min.Presidential Debates 1960 Presidential Debate - John F. Kennedy & Richard NixonMassachusetts Democratic Senator John F. Kennedy and incumbent Republican Vice President Richard ... Massachusetts Democratic Senator John F. Kennedy and incumbent Republican Vice President Richard Nixon faced off in their second presidential debate in 1960. The candidates took questions from a panel of journalists on U.S. policy toward Cuba, relations with the Soviet Union, combating the spread of communism, and civil rights in America. Senator Kennedy defeated Vice President Nixon in a close general election, with less than one percent of the popular vote separating the two. The debate took place in Washington, D.C.