American History TV Schedule

Week of September 24 through October 1

All times and durations are subject to change

Saturday, September 26
7:45 AM EDTApprox. 16 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. 8:01 AM 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. 8:32 AM 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.
9:01 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. 9:19 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. 10:05 AM 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.
11:00 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). 12:35 PM EDTApprox. 15 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. 12:50 PM EDTApprox. 50 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.
1:40 PM EDTApprox. 40 min.Conversations with SuffragistsOn August 18, 1920, women won the right to vote with the ratification of the 19th Amendment. To ... On August 18, 1920, women won the right to vote with the ratification of the 19th Amendment. To comemerate this anniversary, the National Archives hosted a conversation with interpreters from American Historical Theatre portraying Susan B. Anthony, Sojourner Truth and Alice Paul as they discussed the history of women's sufferage and the challenges they faced along the way. 2:20 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 40 min.C-SPAN Cities Tour- Music of a NationThe C-SPAN Cities Tour explores the American story as we take you across the United States to ... The C-SPAN Cities Tour explores the American story as we take you across the United States to examine the music of a nation, visiting historic venues, and cities that spawned their own unique style of music. 4:00 PM EDTApprox. 55 min.History Bookshelf David Pietrusza, "1960, LBJ vs. JFK vs. Nixon"David Pietrusza talked about 1960: LBJ vs. JFK vs. Nixon: The Epic Campaign That Forged Three ... David Pietrusza talked about 1960: LBJ vs. JFK vs. Nixon: The Epic Campaign That Forged Three Presidencies (Union Square Press; September 2, 2008). In his book he recounts the presidential campaign and election of 1960 from the contest for the Democratic nomination between John F. Kennedy and Lyndon Johnson to the presidential election pitting Kennedy against Richard Nixon. Mr. Pietrusza profiles each politician and examines how the onset of television and the rising influence of presidential primaries impacted the election. Following his remarks he responded to questions from members of the audience. David Pietrusza is the author of several books, including 1920: The Year of the Six Presidents and Rothstein: The Life, Times and Murder of the Criminal Genius Who Fixed the 1919 World Series.
4:55 PM 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. 4:59 PM EDTApprox. 6 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. 5:05 PM EDTApprox. 55 min.America the IngeniousNovelist, historian, and journalist Kevin Baker discussed his book, "America the Ingenious: How a ... Novelist, historian, and journalist Kevin Baker discussed his book, "America the Ingenious: How a Nation of Dreamers, Immigrants, and Tinkerers Changed the World." In an online event hosted by the Falmouth, Massachusetts Historical Society's Museum on the Green, Mr. Baker showed examples from the span of American history and described what he thinks are the key factors in the nation's innovative spirit.
6:00 PM EDTApprox. 44 min.The Civil War 1862 Loudoun Valley CampaignAbout a month after the Battle of Antietam, Union forces under Gen. George McClellan crossed the ... About a month after the Battle of Antietam, Union forces under Gen. George McClellan crossed the Potomac River in pursuit of Gen. Robert E. Lee and the Army of Northern Virginia. Author Kevin Pawlak talked about the Loudoun Valley Campaign, a series of skirmishes starting at the end of October 1862 between Confederate forces under J.E.B. Stuart and various units of the Union Army of the Potomac. On November 5, President Abraham Lincoln ordered McClellan's removal from command. This talk was part of a symposium on "The War in the East" hosted by the "Emerging Civil War" blog. 6:44 PM EDTApprox. 15 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. 6:59 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 1 min.Henry Kissinger & American Power, A Political BiographyVanderbilt University history professor Thomas Schwartz talked about his book, "Henry Kissinger ... Vanderbilt University history professor Thomas Schwartz talked about his book, "Henry Kissinger and American Power: A Political Biography." After his talk, Professor Schwartz took questions from a panel of three foreign policy scholars. The Wilson Center and National History Center hosted this online event and provided the video.
8:00 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 9 min.Lectures in History Women in the Late-19th CenturyProfessor Heather Cox Richardson talked about the new roles women assumed in the workforce and in ... Professor Heather Cox Richardson talked about the new roles women assumed in the workforce and in politics during the late-19th century. She described the gains women made in fields such as nursing, teaching, and social work. She also spoke about the growth of political organizations run by women that focused on issues such as Prohibition and women's suffrage. 9:09 PM EDTApprox. 50 min.The Chautauqua Movement & Women's SuffrageScholar Sarah Bell talked about the relationship between the Chautauqua movement and women's ... Scholar Sarah Bell talked about the relationship between the Chautauqua movement and women's suffrage in the late nineteenth century. She explained how the educational movement evolved from avoiding women speakers in its early days to reguarly including pro-suffrage talks at its branches in Kansas and New York by the early 1900s. The Dwight D. Eisenhower Library and Museum hosted this event and provided the video. 9:59 PM EDTApprox. 25 min.Reel America "The Roswell Reports" - 1997In 1995 and 1997, the U.S. Air Force published reports on the so-called Roswell Incident in 1947 ... In 1995 and 1997, the U.S. Air Force published reports on the so-called Roswell Incident in 1947 in the New Mexico desert. The alleged sightings of aliens and UFOs have led to numerous books, conferences, documentaries, Hollywood films, and several museums alleging a U.S. government cover-up. This video companion to the Air Force reports argues that experiments involving high altitude balloons, parachute-dropped crash test dummies, NASA test flights, and several Air Force accidents were behind the public sightings.
10:24 PM EDTApprox. 22 min.Reel America "Angels in Paradise, Development of the U-2 at Area 51" - 1960According to the CIA, this film was made for family members of those working on the U-2 spy plane ... According to the CIA, this film was made for family members of those working on the U-2 spy plane to inform them about the remote location and difficulty of working at Area 51, a U.S. military installation in Nevada. The film tells the story of the design, manufacture, and testing of the top secret U-2 plane between 1954 and 1960. "Angel" was a code word for the plane, which could fly at over 70,000 feet, and "Paradise" was a nickname for Area 51, which was a harsh desert setting with hot summers and cold winters. It is believed that sightings of the secret U-2 flights in Nevada were the source of many 1950s and 1960s UFO stories. 10:46 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 14 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.
Sunday, September 27
12:00 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 10 min.Lectures in History Women in the Late-19th CenturyProfessor Heather Cox Richardson talked about the new roles women assumed in the workforce and in ... Professor Heather Cox Richardson talked about the new roles women assumed in the workforce and in politics during the late-19th century. She described the gains women made in fields such as nursing, teaching, and social work. She also spoke about the growth of political organizations run by women that focused on issues such as Prohibition and women's suffrage. 1:10 AM EDTApprox. 50 min.The Chautauqua Movement & Women's SuffrageScholar Sarah Bell talked about the relationship between the Chautauqua movement and women's ... Scholar Sarah Bell talked about the relationship between the Chautauqua movement and women's suffrage in the late nineteenth century. She explained how the educational movement evolved from avoiding women speakers in its early days to reguarly including pro-suffrage talks at its branches in Kansas and New York by the early 1900s. The Dwight D. Eisenhower Library and Museum hosted this event and provided the video. 2:00 AM EDTApprox. 55 min.History Bookshelf David Pietrusza, "1960, LBJ vs. JFK vs. Nixon"David Pietrusza talked about 1960: LBJ vs. JFK vs. Nixon: The Epic Campaign That Forged Three ... David Pietrusza talked about 1960: LBJ vs. JFK vs. Nixon: The Epic Campaign That Forged Three Presidencies (Union Square Press; September 2, 2008). In his book he recounts the presidential campaign and election of 1960 from the contest for the Democratic nomination between John F. Kennedy and Lyndon Johnson to the presidential election pitting Kennedy against Richard Nixon. Mr. Pietrusza profiles each politician and examines how the onset of television and the rising influence of presidential primaries impacted the election. Following his remarks he responded to questions from members of the audience. David Pietrusza is the author of several books, including 1920: The Year of the Six Presidents and Rothstein: The Life, Times and Murder of the Criminal Genius Who Fixed the 1919 World Series.
2:55 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. 2:59 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. 3:06 AM EDTApprox. 54 min.America the IngeniousNovelist, historian, and journalist Kevin Baker discussed his book, "America the Ingenious: How a ... Novelist, historian, and journalist Kevin Baker discussed his book, "America the Ingenious: How a Nation of Dreamers, Immigrants, and Tinkerers Changed the World." In an online event hosted by the Falmouth, Massachusetts Historical Society's Museum on the Green, Mr. Baker showed examples from the span of American history and described what he thinks are the key factors in the nation's innovative spirit.
4:00 AM EDTApprox. 44 min.The Civil War 1862 Loudoun Valley CampaignAbout a month after the Battle of Antietam, Union forces under Gen. George McClellan crossed the ... About a month after the Battle of Antietam, Union forces under Gen. George McClellan crossed the Potomac River in pursuit of Gen. Robert E. Lee and the Army of Northern Virginia. Author Kevin Pawlak talked about the Loudoun Valley Campaign, a series of skirmishes starting at the end of October 1862 between Confederate forces under J.E.B. Stuart and various units of the Union Army of the Potomac. On November 5, President Abraham Lincoln ordered McClellan's removal from command. This talk was part of a symposium on "The War in the East" hosted by the "Emerging Civil War" blog. 4:44 AM EDTApprox. 16 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. 5:00 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr.Henry Kissinger & American Power, A Political BiographyVanderbilt University history professor Thomas Schwartz talked about his book, "Henry Kissinger ... Vanderbilt University history professor Thomas Schwartz talked about his book, "Henry Kissinger and American Power: A Political Biography." After his talk, Professor Schwartz took questions from a panel of three foreign policy scholars. The Wilson Center and National History Center hosted this online event and provided the video.
6:00 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 10 min.Lectures in History Women in the Late-19th CenturyProfessor Heather Cox Richardson talked about the new roles women assumed in the workforce and in ... Professor Heather Cox Richardson talked about the new roles women assumed in the workforce and in politics during the late-19th century. She described the gains women made in fields such as nursing, teaching, and social work. She also spoke about the growth of political organizations run by women that focused on issues such as Prohibition and women's suffrage. 7:10 AM EDTApprox. 48 min.The Chautauqua Movement & Women's SuffrageScholar Sarah Bell talked about the relationship between the Chautauqua movement and women's ... Scholar Sarah Bell talked about the relationship between the Chautauqua movement and women's suffrage in the late nineteenth century. She explained how the educational movement evolved from avoiding women speakers in its early days to reguarly including pro-suffrage talks at its branches in Kansas and New York by the early 1900s. The Dwight D. Eisenhower Library and Museum hosted this event and provided the video. 7:58 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 4 min.Presidential Debates 1960 Presidential Debate - John F. Kennedy & Richard NixonSenator John F. Kennedy (D-MA) and Vice President Richard Nixon met via remote link for the third ... Senator John F. Kennedy (D-MA) and Vice President Richard Nixon met via remote link for the third of four presidential debates prior to the 1960 presidential election. Vice President Nixon was in Los Angeles and Senator Kennedy was in New York. The candidates responded to questions from a panel of correspondents. The debate was moderated by Bill Shadel. Other panelists included Frank McGee, Charles Von Fremd, Douglass Cater, and Roscoe Drummond. The candidates were questioned in turn and given two-and-a-half minutes to respond.
9:02 AM EDTApprox. 58 min.LIVE 1960 Presidential DebatesWe look back at the first-ever televised presidential debates in 1960 between incumbent Vice ... We look back at the first-ever televised presidential debates in 1960 between incumbent Vice President Richard NIxon and Sen. John F. Kennedy of Massachusetts with Barbara Perry, University of Virginia Miller Center presidential studies director. 10:00 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr.Presidential Debates 1960 Presidential Debate - John F. Kennedy & Richard NixonSenator John F. Kennedy (D-MA) and Vice President Richard Nixon met in New York City for the last ... Senator John F. Kennedy (D-MA) and Vice President Richard Nixon met in New York City for the last of four presidential debates prior to the 1960 presidential election. The debate focused on foreign policy issues, and the candidates debated questions introduced by a panel of correspondents. The debate was moderated by Quincy Howe. Other panelists included Frank Singiser, John Edwards, Walter Cronkite, and John Chancellor. The candidates were given eight minutes for opening statements. Each candidate was questioned in turn and given two-and-a-half minutes to respond. The candidates were given three minutes for closing statements. 11:00 AM 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.
12:00 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. 1:00 PM EDTApprox. 49 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. 1:49 PM EDTApprox. 11 min.Texas A&M Corps of CadetsTexas A&M University Corp of Cadets is a student military organization established in 1876. Col. ... Texas A&M University Corp of Cadets is a student military organization established in 1876. Col. Byron Stebbins, Chief of Staff and Deputy Commandant, and Cadet Colonel Daniel Strong, Deputy Corps Commander shared the history of one of the university's oldest traditions, the Corp of Cadets.
2:00 PM EDTApprox. 24 min.End of World War II 75th AnniversaryOn September 2, 1945, government and military officials from the Empire of Japan signed surrender ... On September 2, 1945, government and military officials from the Empire of Japan signed surrender documents in a ceremony aboard the USS Missouri in Tokyo Bay, formally bringing the Pacific War and the hostilities of World War II to a close. Japanese Emperor Hirohito had announced Japan's unconditional surrender 18 days earlier on August 15, 1945. To mark the 75th anniversary, the Friends of the National World War II Memorial hosted an online commemorative program, including remarks by Joint Chiefs of Staff chair Gen. Mark Milley and former NBC News anchor and author Tom Brokaw. 2:24 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 11 min.End of World War II 75th AnniversaryOn September 2, 1945, government and military officials from the Empire of Japan signed surrender ... On September 2, 1945, government and military officials from the Empire of Japan signed surrender documents aboard the USS Missouri in Tokyo Bay, formally bringing the Pacific War and World War II to a close. The USS Missouri is now a memorial and museum docked at Pearl Harbor in Honolulu, Hawaii. The 75th World War II Commemoration Committee hosted this ceremony aboard the ship marking the 75th anniversary of the surrender. Speakers included Defense Secretary Mark Esper, Joint Chiefs of Staff chair Gen. Mark Milley and Hawaii Gov. David Ige. The Defense Department provided the video. 3:35 PM EDTApprox. 23 min.National Museum of American History Coronavirus ArtifactsAlexandra Lord, Medicine & Science director and curator at the Smithsonian National Museum of ... Alexandra Lord, Medicine & Science director and curator at the Smithsonian National Museum of American History, talked about the museum's coronavirus pandemic artifacts collection.
3:58 PM EDTApprox. 25 min.Reel America "The Roswell Reports" - 1997In 1995 and 1997, the U.S. Air Force published reports on the so-called Roswell Incident in 1947 ... In 1995 and 1997, the U.S. Air Force published reports on the so-called Roswell Incident in 1947 in the New Mexico desert. The alleged sightings of aliens and UFOs have led to numerous books, conferences, documentaries, Hollywood films, and several museums alleging a U.S. government cover-up. This video companion to the Air Force reports argues that experiments involving high altitude balloons, parachute-dropped crash test dummies, NASA test flights, and several Air Force accidents were behind the public sightings. 4:23 PM EDTApprox. 21 min.Reel America "Angels in Paradise, Development of the U-2 at Area 51" - 1960According to the CIA, this film was made for family members of those working on the U-2 spy plane ... According to the CIA, this film was made for family members of those working on the U-2 spy plane to inform them about the remote location and difficulty of working at Area 51, a U.S. military installation in Nevada. The film tells the story of the design, manufacture, and testing of the top secret U-2 plane between 1954 and 1960. "Angel" was a code word for the plane, which could fly at over 70,000 feet, and "Paradise" was a nickname for Area 51, which was a harsh desert setting with hot summers and cold winters. It is believed that sightings of the secret U-2 flights in Nevada were the source of many 1950s and 1960s UFO stories. 4:44 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 11 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.
5:55 PM EDTApprox. 30 min.American Artifacts Slavery & Freedom Exhibit TourMuseum Specialist & Co-Curator Mary Elliott gives a tour of the "Slavery & Freedom: 1400-1877" ... Museum Specialist & Co-Curator Mary Elliott gives a tour of the "Slavery & Freedom: 1400-1877" exhibit inside the History Galleries of the National Museum of African American History & Culture. 6:25 PM EDTApprox. 36 min.American Artifacts Segregation Through Freedom Exhibits 1877-2000sNational Museum of African American History & Culture Senior Curator William Pretzer gives a tour ... National Museum of African American History & Culture Senior Curator William Pretzer gives a tour of exhibits that cover the period from 1877 through the Civil Rights Era. 7:01 PM EDTApprox. 59 min.Presidential Debates 1960 Presidential Debate - John F. Kennedy & Richard NixonSenator John F. Kennedy (D-MA) and Vice President Richard Nixon met via remote link for the third ... Senator John F. Kennedy (D-MA) and Vice President Richard Nixon met via remote link for the third of four presidential debates prior to the 1960 presidential election. Vice President Nixon was in Los Angeles and Senator Kennedy was in New York. The candidates responded to questions from a panel of correspondents. The debate was moderated by Bill Shadel. Other panelists included Frank McGee, Charles Von Fremd, Douglass Cater, and Roscoe Drummond. The candidates were questioned in turn and given two-and-a-half minutes to respond.
8:00 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 2 min.1960 Presidential DebatesWe looked back 60 years at the first-ever televised presidential debates in the fall of 1960 ... We looked back 60 years at the first-ever televised presidential debates in the fall of 1960 between incumbent Vice President Richard Nixon and Sen. John F. Kennedy of Massachusetts. Barbara Perry, presidential studies director at the University of Virginia's Miller Center, talked about how the debates came to be, the issues, the candidates and how the debates created public expectations for later presidential campaigns. This was a co-production of American History TV and the Washington Journal. 9:02 PM EDTApprox. 59 min.Presidential Debates 1960 Presidential Debate - John F. Kennedy & Richard NixonSenator John F. Kennedy (D-MA) and Vice President Richard Nixon met in New York City for the last ... Senator John F. Kennedy (D-MA) and Vice President Richard Nixon met in New York City for the last of four presidential debates prior to the 1960 presidential election. The debate focused on foreign policy issues, and the candidates debated questions introduced by a panel of correspondents. The debate was moderated by Quincy Howe. Other panelists included Frank Singiser, John Edwards, Walter Cronkite, and John Chancellor. The candidates were given eight minutes for opening statements. Each candidate was questioned in turn and given two-and-a-half minutes to respond. The candidates were given three minutes for closing statements. 10:01 PM EDTApprox. 30 min.American Artifacts Slavery & Freedom Exhibit TourMuseum Specialist & Co-Curator Mary Elliott gives a tour of the "Slavery & Freedom: 1400-1877" ... Museum Specialist & Co-Curator Mary Elliott gives a tour of the "Slavery & Freedom: 1400-1877" exhibit inside the History Galleries of the National Museum of African American History & Culture.
10:31 PM EDTApprox. 35 min.American Artifacts Segregation Through Freedom Exhibits 1877-2000sNational Museum of African American History & Culture Senior Curator William Pretzer gives a tour ... National Museum of African American History & Culture Senior Curator William Pretzer gives a tour of exhibits that cover the period from 1877 through the Civil Rights Era. 11:06 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr.Presidential Debates 1960 Presidential Debate - John F. Kennedy & Richard NixonSenator John F. Kennedy (D-MA) and Vice President Richard Nixon met via remote link for the third ... Senator John F. Kennedy (D-MA) and Vice President Richard Nixon met via remote link for the third of four presidential debates prior to the 1960 presidential election. Vice President Nixon was in Los Angeles and Senator Kennedy was in New York. The candidates responded to questions from a panel of correspondents. The debate was moderated by Bill Shadel. Other panelists included Frank McGee, Charles Von Fremd, Douglass Cater, and Roscoe Drummond. The candidates were questioned in turn and given two-and-a-half minutes to respond.
Monday, September 28
12:06 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 2 min.1960 Presidential DebatesWe looked back 60 years at the first-ever televised presidential debates in the fall of 1960 ... We looked back 60 years at the first-ever televised presidential debates in the fall of 1960 between incumbent Vice President Richard Nixon and Sen. John F. Kennedy of Massachusetts. Barbara Perry, presidential studies director at the University of Virginia's Miller Center, talked about how the debates came to be, the issues, the candidates and how the debates created public expectations for later presidential campaigns. This was a co-production of American History TV and the Washington Journal. 1:08 AM EDTApprox. 59 min.Presidential Debates 1960 Presidential Debate - John F. Kennedy & Richard NixonSenator John F. Kennedy (D-MA) and Vice President Richard Nixon met in New York City for the last ... Senator John F. Kennedy (D-MA) and Vice President Richard Nixon met in New York City for the last of four presidential debates prior to the 1960 presidential election. The debate focused on foreign policy issues, and the candidates debated questions introduced by a panel of correspondents. The debate was moderated by Quincy Howe. Other panelists included Frank Singiser, John Edwards, Walter Cronkite, and John Chancellor. The candidates were given eight minutes for opening statements. Each candidate was questioned in turn and given two-and-a-half minutes to respond. The candidates were given three minutes for closing statements. 2:07 AM EDTApprox. 26 min.Reel America "The Roswell Reports" - 1997In 1995 and 1997, the U.S. Air Force published reports on the so-called Roswell Incident in 1947 ... In 1995 and 1997, the U.S. Air Force published reports on the so-called Roswell Incident in 1947 in the New Mexico desert. The alleged sightings of aliens and UFOs have led to numerous books, conferences, documentaries, Hollywood films, and several museums alleging a U.S. government cover-up. This video companion to the Air Force reports argues that experiments involving high altitude balloons, parachute-dropped crash test dummies, NASA test flights, and several Air Force accidents were behind the public sightings.
2:33 AM EDTApprox. 21 min.Reel America "Angels in Paradise, Development of the U-2 at Area 51" - 1960According to the CIA, this film was made for family members of those working on the U-2 spy plane ... According to the CIA, this film was made for family members of those working on the U-2 spy plane to inform them about the remote location and difficulty of working at Area 51, a U.S. military installation in Nevada. The film tells the story of the design, manufacture, and testing of the top secret U-2 plane between 1954 and 1960. "Angel" was a code word for the plane, which could fly at over 70,000 feet, and "Paradise" was a nickname for Area 51, which was a harsh desert setting with hot summers and cold winters. It is believed that sightings of the secret U-2 flights in Nevada were the source of many 1950s and 1960s UFO stories. 2:54 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 11 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. 4:05 AM EDTApprox. 30 min.American Artifacts Slavery & Freedom Exhibit TourMuseum Specialist & Co-Curator Mary Elliott gives a tour of the "Slavery & Freedom: 1400-1877" ... Museum Specialist & Co-Curator Mary Elliott gives a tour of the "Slavery & Freedom: 1400-1877" exhibit inside the History Galleries of the National Museum of African American History & Culture.
4:35 AM EDTApprox. 34 min.American Artifacts Segregation Through Freedom Exhibits 1877-2000sNational Museum of African American History & Culture Senior Curator William Pretzer gives a tour ... National Museum of African American History & Culture Senior Curator William Pretzer gives a tour of exhibits that cover the period from 1877 through the Civil Rights Era. 5:09 AM EDTApprox. 44 min.President Eisenhower & InfrastructureThe U.S. Capitol Historical Society hosted a discussion about President Eisenhower's work to build ... The U.S. Capitol Historical Society hosted a discussion about President Eisenhower's work to build up the nation's infrastructure in the post-World War II years with an interstate highway system, construction of the St. Lawrence Seaway, and the creation of what became the Federal Aviation Administration. 5:53 AM EDTApprox. 35 min.C-SPAN Cities Tour- The Atomic BombThe C-SPAN Cities Tour explores the American story with a look at the creation and use of the ... The C-SPAN Cities Tour explores the American story with a look at the creation and use of the first atomic weapon by the United States on Japan in 1945.
6:28 AM EDTApprox. 25 min.End of World War II 75th AnniversaryOn September 2, 1945, government and military officials from the Empire of Japan signed surrender ... On September 2, 1945, government and military officials from the Empire of Japan signed surrender documents in a ceremony aboard the USS Missouri in Tokyo Bay, formally bringing the Pacific War and the hostilities of World War II to a close. Japanese Emperor Hirohito had announced Japan's unconditional surrender 18 days earlier on August 15, 1945. To mark the 75th anniversary, the Friends of the National World War II Memorial hosted an online commemorative program, including remarks by Joint Chiefs of Staff chair Gen. Mark Milley and former NBC News anchor and author Tom Brokaw. 6:53 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 11 min.End of World War II 75th AnniversaryOn September 2, 1945, government and military officials from the Empire of Japan signed surrender ... On September 2, 1945, government and military officials from the Empire of Japan signed surrender documents aboard the USS Missouri in Tokyo Bay, formally bringing the Pacific War and World War II to a close. The USS Missouri is now a memorial and museum docked at Pearl Harbor in Honolulu, Hawaii. The 75th World War II Commemoration Committee hosted this ceremony aboard the ship marking the 75th anniversary of the surrender. Speakers included Defense Secretary Mark Esper, Joint Chiefs of Staff chair Gen. Mark Milley and Hawaii Gov. David Ige. The Defense Department provided the video.