American History TV Schedule

Week of October 18 through October 25

All times and durations are subject to change

Saturday, October 24
8:00 AM EDTApprox. 47 min.Road to the White House John F. Kennedy Address on Church & State1960 Democratic presidential nominee Sen. John F. Kennedy appears in Texas before a meeting of ... 1960 Democratic presidential nominee Sen. John F. Kennedy appears in Texas before a meeting of Houston ministers to address the topic of church and state, religious freedom, and tolerance. Paid for by the Kennedy-Johnson Texas Campaign Committee, the broadcast includes an extended question and answer session. John F. Kennedy was the first Catholic to be elected president of the United States. During the 1960 campaign, many Protestant groups publicly opposed Senator Kennedy, fearing the influence of the Pope and Catholic Church on his presidency. 8:47 AM EDTApprox. 43 min.Reel America "The Myth of the Great Society" - 1966Ronald Reagan delivered a critique of the growth of government and President Lyndon Johnson's ... Ronald Reagan delivered a critique of the growth of government and President Lyndon Johnson's policies in this speech called "The Myth of the Great Society." The film was donated to the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library, and the exact date and location of Mr. Reagan's remarks are unknown, but the library believes it was in New York in 1966 -- the same year that Ronald Reagan won his campaign for California governor. 9:30 AM EDTApprox. 30 min.Reel America "Election 1976 - The Candidates & the Campaign"Three political scientists discuss the 1976 presidential campaign between incumbent Republican ... Three political scientists discuss the 1976 presidential campaign between incumbent Republican Gerald Ford and Democratic challenger Jimmy Carter. The program includes video highlights from presidential debates and campaign events. The U.S. Information Agency produced this program to explain the U.S. election system to international audiences.
10:00 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr.American Artifacts Jacob Riis ExhibitWe tour a Library of Congress exhibit on the life and work of journalist, social reformer and ... We tour a Library of Congress exhibit on the life and work of journalist, social reformer and photographer Jacob Riis with exhibition director Cheryl Regan and curator Barbara Bair. Author Bonnie Yochelson is interviewed about her companion book. The exhibit includes Library of Congress documents and photographs from the Museum of the City of New York and is titled, "Jacob Riis: Revealing "How the Other Half Lives." 11:00 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr."Dogfight Over Tokyo"Author John Wukovits discussed his book "Dogfight Over Tokyo: The Final Air Battle of the Pacific, ... Author John Wukovits discussed his book "Dogfight Over Tokyo: The Final Air Battle of the Pacific, and the Last Four Men to Die in World War II." The book tells the story of a group of American aviators who took off on a bombing mission from the carrier USS Yorktown on August 15, 1945, and were attacked over Japan shortly after receiving word that the war had ended. The National World War II Museum hosted this online event and provided the video. 12:00 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr.The Presidency Woodrow Wilson's Presidential LegacyUniversity of Mary Washington history professor William Crawley discussed Woodrow Wilson's ... University of Mary Washington history professor William Crawley discussed Woodrow Wilson's political career and legacy, focusing on his presidency. The University of Mary Washington hosted this event and provided the video.
1:00 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 30 min.Presidential Debates 1992 Presidential Candidates DebatePresident George H.W. Bush, Governor Bill Clinton (D-AR), and H. Ross Perot met at the University ... President George H.W. Bush, Governor Bill Clinton (D-AR), and H. Ross Perot met at the University of Richmond for the second of three presidential debates prior to the 1992 presidential election. They answered questions from the audience about their campaigns and their policy preferences. They focused primarily on economic issues. The audience consisted of 209 undecided voters from the Richmond, Virginia, area. 2:30 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 30 min.African American Soldiers in World Wars I & IIThree historians looked at the struggle by black troops in two World Wars to overcome racism and ... Three historians looked at the struggle by black troops in two World Wars to overcome racism and earn the right to fight as combat soldiers. Speakers included John Morrow Jr. and Jeffrey Sammons, co-authors of "Harlem's Rattlers and the Great War," and Robert Jefferson, author of "Fighting for Hope." The National World War II Museum in New Orleans hosted this discussion and provided the video. 4:00 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 15 min.History Bookshelf Ian Buruma, "Year Zero"Ian Buruma, professor of democracy, human rights, and journalism at Bard College, talked about his ... Ian Buruma, professor of democracy, human rights, and journalism at Bard College, talked about his book, Year Zero: A History of 1945, in which he examines the world following the end of World War II. In his book, the author looks at the transformative nature of the war, from the displacement of people in battle worn cities throughout Europe and Japan to the creation of the United Nations and the continued rise of communism in the Soviet Union and China. Ian Buruma spoke with author Martin Amis at the New York Public Library in New York City
5:15 PM EDTApprox. 45 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. 6:00 PM EDTApprox. 52 min.The Civil War Interpreting AppomattoxGettysburg College Civil War Institute hosted a online discussion about how interpretation has ... Gettysburg College Civil War Institute hosted a online discussion about how interpretation has changed over the years at the Appomattox Court House National Historical Park. Guest Beth Parnicza talked about her experience working for the National Park Service at Fredericksburg then Appomattox and what she highlights to visitors. Gettysburg College Civil War Institute provided the video for this event. 6:52 PM EDTApprox. 7 min.Spanish Governor's PalaceThe Spanish Governor's Palace in San Antonio is the last visual remnants of the Presidio San ... The Spanish Governor's Palace in San Antonio is the last visual remnants of the Presidio San Antonio de Bejar. Colleen Swain, Director of the San Antonio World Heritage Office and Museum Assistant Charlotte Boord shared the story.
6:59 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 1 min.The Civil War Civil War MonumentsThomas Brown is the author of "Civil War Monuments & the Militarization of America." He discussed ... Thomas Brown is the author of "Civil War Monuments & the Militarization of America." He discussed his book with Gregory Downs and Kate Masur, co-editors of the Journal of the Civil War Era. They examined the artistic, social and political movements that influenced Civil War monument designs, particularly the development of a national desire to celebrate the experience and sacrifice of the common soldier. The Journal of the Civil War Era hosted this event and provided the video. 8:00 PM EDTApprox. 59 min.Lectures in History Presidential DebatesUniversity of Utah political science professor David Buhler taught a class about presidential ... University of Utah political science professor David Buhler taught a class about presidential debates and their influence on voters. He used examples from previous debates such as John F. Kennedy and Richard Nixon in 1960 and outlines strategies campaigns might use depending on whether a candidate is ahead or behind in the polls. Professor Buhler taught the class prior to this year's vice presidential debate, which took place October 7 at the University of Utah. 8:59 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 1 min.Speaker of the House ElectionsCharles Stewart, co-author of "Fighting for the Speakership: The House & the Rise of Party ... Charles Stewart, co-author of "Fighting for the Speakership: The House & the Rise of Party Government," discussed the history of electing the Speaker of the U.S. House in a new Congress. Mr. Stewart examined how the process has changed since 1789, and the influence of partisanship on those changes. The National Archives's Center for Legislative Archives hosted this event and provided the video.
10:00 PM EDTApprox. 16 min.Reel America U.S. Information Service Film, "San Francisco 1945"This Office of War Information film documents the founding United Nations conference of April to ... This Office of War Information film documents the founding United Nations conference of April to June 1945 in which the U.N. Charter was created, debated, and signed by all 50 participating nations. This documentary is directed by noted photographer and filmmaker Willard van Dyke. 10:16 PM EDTApprox. 21 min.Reel America "The United Nations and World Disputes" - 1950This U.S. Army film shows the June, 1945 founding of the United Nations and documents how the ... This U.S. Army film shows the June, 1945 founding of the United Nations and documents how the international body responded to world crises in its first five years. Highlighted conflicts include those associated with Indonesian independence, border struggles between newly-independent India and Pakistan, territorial conflicts over the founding of Israel, and the Korean War. 10:37 PM EDTApprox. 20 min.Reel America "Seeds of Destiny" - 1946This Academy Award-winning short U.S. Army film depicts the crisis of millions of refugees and ... This Academy Award-winning short U.S. Army film depicts the crisis of millions of refugees and orphans at the end of World War II. Showing many graphic scenes of traumatized, hungry, and poorly clothed children recorded by the U.S. Signal Corps, the film was responsible for helping to raise millions of dollars for relief efforts led by the United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Administration (UNRRA).
10:57 PM EDTApprox. 28 min.Reel America "Army in Action - The Cobra Strikes" - 1965The final episode in a ten-part U.S. Army history series tells the story of the 1950 to 1953 ... The final episode in a ten-part U.S. Army history series tells the story of the 1950 to 1953 Korean War, when the U.S. military joined other countries to fight communist forces under the direction of the United Nations. 11:25 PM EDTApprox. 15 min.Reel America "World Charter Signed" - 1945This United Newsreel documents the founding meeting of the United Nations. The UN Charter was ... This United Newsreel documents the founding meeting of the United Nations. The UN Charter was signed on June 26, 1945 in San Francisco by over forty nations. 11:40 PM EDTApprox. 20 min.The Presidency Lou Hoover's 1921 Cross Country Road TripArchivist Craig Wright talked about a fall 1921 road trip that future first lady Lou Hoover took ... Archivist Craig Wright talked about a fall 1921 road trip that future first lady Lou Hoover took with her newly widowed father -- traveling from California to Washington, D.C., long before there was an interstate highway system. Her father documented the September 12 to October 16 trip down to how much they spent on gas. His four page summary is in the collection of the Herbert Hoover Presidential Library and Museum, and is quoted during this talk. The Hoover Presidential Foundation provided this video.
Sunday, October 25
12:00 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr.Lectures in History Presidential DebatesUniversity of Utah political science professor David Buhler taught a class about presidential ... University of Utah political science professor David Buhler taught a class about presidential debates and their influence on voters. He used examples from previous debates such as John F. Kennedy and Richard Nixon in 1960 and outlines strategies campaigns might use depending on whether a candidate is ahead or behind in the polls. Professor Buhler taught the class prior to this year's vice presidential debate, which took place October 7 at the University of Utah. 1:00 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr.Speaker of the House ElectionsCharles Stewart, co-author of "Fighting for the Speakership: The House & the Rise of Party ... Charles Stewart, co-author of "Fighting for the Speakership: The House & the Rise of Party Government," discussed the history of electing the Speaker of the U.S. House in a new Congress. Mr. Stewart examined how the process has changed since 1789, and the influence of partisanship on those changes. The National Archives's Center for Legislative Archives hosted this event and provided the video. 2:00 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 15 min.History Bookshelf Ian Buruma, "Year Zero"Ian Buruma, professor of democracy, human rights, and journalism at Bard College, talked about his ... Ian Buruma, professor of democracy, human rights, and journalism at Bard College, talked about his book, Year Zero: A History of 1945, in which he examines the world following the end of World War II. In his book, the author looks at the transformative nature of the war, from the displacement of people in battle worn cities throughout Europe and Japan to the creation of the United Nations and the continued rise of communism in the Soviet Union and China. Ian Buruma spoke with author Martin Amis at the New York Public Library in New York City
3:15 AM EDTApprox. 45 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. 4:00 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr.The Civil War Interpreting AppomattoxGettysburg College Civil War Institute hosted a online discussion about how interpretation has ... Gettysburg College Civil War Institute hosted a online discussion about how interpretation has changed over the years at the Appomattox Court House National Historical Park. Guest Beth Parnicza talked about her experience working for the National Park Service at Fredericksburg then Appomattox and what she highlights to visitors. Gettysburg College Civil War Institute provided the video for this event. 5:00 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr.The Civil War Civil War MonumentsThomas Brown is the author of "Civil War Monuments & the Militarization of America." He discussed ... Thomas Brown is the author of "Civil War Monuments & the Militarization of America." He discussed his book with Gregory Downs and Kate Masur, co-editors of the Journal of the Civil War Era. They examined the artistic, social and political movements that influenced Civil War monument designs, particularly the development of a national desire to celebrate the experience and sacrifice of the common soldier. The Journal of the Civil War Era hosted this event and provided the video.
6:00 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr.Lectures in History Presidential DebatesUniversity of Utah political science professor David Buhler taught a class about presidential ... University of Utah political science professor David Buhler taught a class about presidential debates and their influence on voters. He used examples from previous debates such as John F. Kennedy and Richard Nixon in 1960 and outlines strategies campaigns might use depending on whether a candidate is ahead or behind in the polls. Professor Buhler taught the class prior to this year's vice presidential debate, which took place October 7 at the University of Utah. 7:00 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr.Speaker of the House ElectionsCharles Stewart, co-author of "Fighting for the Speakership: The House & the Rise of Party ... Charles Stewart, co-author of "Fighting for the Speakership: The House & the Rise of Party Government," discussed the history of electing the Speaker of the U.S. House in a new Congress. Mr. Stewart examined how the process has changed since 1789, and the influence of partisanship on those changes. The National Archives's Center for Legislative Archives hosted this event and provided the video. 8:00 AM EDTApprox. 40 min.History Bookshelf Chris Dodd, "Letters From Nuremberg"Senator Chris Dodd talked about his book, Letters from Nuremberg: My Father's Narrative of a Quest ... Senator Chris Dodd talked about his book, Letters from Nuremberg: My Father's Narrative of a Quest for Justice, published by Crown. In the book he chronicles the Nuremberg trials of Nazi leaders after WWII through his father's letters to his mother. Thomas J. Dodd was a prosecuter on the Nuremberg trials and wrote to his wife about the trial and the many people involved from a personal perspective. This is Senator Dodd's first book, written with Larry Bloom. Thomas Justin Dodd opened the program by reading excerpts from the letters. Yoni Battat provided a short musical interlude on the violin. Then Whitney Harris, one of only three surviving prosecutors of the Nuremburg Trials, made remarks. The event, co-sponsored by R.J. Julia Booksellers of Madison, Connecticut, was held in the Alumni Hall of Quinnipiac University. The letters are a portion of restricted materials in the Thomas J. Dodd Papers held in the university archives.
8:40 AM EDTApprox. 20 min.Reel America U.S. Information Service Film, "San Francisco 1945"This Office of War Information film documents the founding United Nations conference of April to ... This Office of War Information film documents the founding United Nations conference of April to June 1945 in which the U.N. Charter was created, debated, and signed by all 50 participating nations. This documentary is directed by noted photographer and filmmaker Willard van Dyke. 9:00 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 15 min.The Civil War Black Prisoners of War in the ConfederacyCaroline Wood Newhall, a postdoctoral fellow at the Virginia Center for Civil War Studies, ... Caroline Wood Newhall, a postdoctoral fellow at the Virginia Center for Civil War Studies, discussed her research on black prisoners of war in the Confederacy. She talked about the misconception that all captured U.S. Colored Troops were executed and describes how many were instead enslaved, including those born free in the North. The Center for Civil War Studies at Virginia Tech hosted this online talk and provided the video. 10:15 AM EDTApprox. 45 min.The Civil War Disease, Death and Civil War MedicineHistoric site manager Paige Gibbons Backus talked about the state of medical knowledge at the ... Historic site manager Paige Gibbons Backus talked about the state of medical knowledge at the beginning of the Civil War, including surgical practices and diseases common among the soldiers. She also described advances later in the war such as sterilization and reconstructive surgery that drastically improved a soldier's chance of survival. This talk was part of a symposium on "The War in the East" hosted by the "Emerging Civil War" blog.
11:00 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 45 min.Presidential Debates 1992 Presidential Debate - Bush v. Clinton v. PerotPresident George H.W. Bush, Governor Bill Clinton (D-AR), and H. Ross Perot met at Washington ... President George H.W. Bush, Governor Bill Clinton (D-AR), and H. Ross Perot met at Washington University in St. Louis for the first of three presidential debates prior to the 1992 presidential election. The debate was moderated by Jim Lehrer and questions were asked by three journalists. The three candidates, standing at separate podia, responded to the questions and rebutted their opponents' statements. Following the debate, they shook hands and mingled with the correspondents and their families. President Bush began his statement by criticizing Governor Clinton's participation in demonstrations abroad when he was a student at Oxford 23 years ago. Governor Clinton responded that this was a "questioning of his patriotism." He compared it to "McCarthyism" and referred to how President Bush's father opposed McCarthy's tactics. Ross Perot responded that one's actions as a "senior official in the federal government" were more important than one's actions in "formative years." 12:45 PM EDTApprox. 55 min.Lectures in History Presidents & Campaign Communications Since 1900Rider University professor Myra Gutin taught a class on presidents and communications in both ... Rider University professor Myra Gutin taught a class on presidents and communications in both their campaigns and while in office. Starting with Teddy Roosevelt in the early 20th century and continuing to the present day, she assessed the effectiveness of presidential communications based on six categories: vision, charisma, pragmatism, consensus-building, credibility, luck and speaking ability. Due to the coronavirus pandemic this class took place online and Rider University provided the video. 1:40 PM EDTApprox. 20 min.The Presidency Lou Hoover's 1921 Cross Country Road TripArchivist Craig Wright talked about a fall 1921 road trip that future first lady Lou Hoover took ... Archivist Craig Wright talked about a fall 1921 road trip that future first lady Lou Hoover took with her newly widowed father -- traveling from California to Washington, D.C., long before there was an interstate highway system. Her father documented the September 12 to October 16 trip down to how much they spent on gas. His four page summary is in the collection of the Herbert Hoover Presidential Library and Museum, and is quoted during this talk. The Hoover Presidential Foundation provided this video.
2:00 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 34 min.Presidential Debates 1996 Presidential Debate - Clinton v. DolePresident Bill Clinton and former Senator Bob Dole (R-KS) met in Hartford, Connecticut, for the ... President Bill Clinton and former Senator Bob Dole (R-KS) met in Hartford, Connecticut, for the first of two presidential debates prior to the 1996 presidential election. The debate was moderated by Jim Lehrer, who questioned the candidates. He asked the candidates questions in the following manner: the candidate had 90 seconds to respond, the opponent had 60 seconds to rebut and the candidate had 30 seconds to respond to the rebuttal. There were two minute opening and closing statements. Following the debate, the candidates shook hands with their families and friends and members of the selected audience. The audience in the Bushnell Theater remained quiet throughout the debate. The debate focused on domestic issues, especially the role of the federal government in citizens' lives, who should get a tax cut and for what reason, and drug abuse, especially among young people. 3:34 PM EDTApprox. 26 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. 4:00 PM EDTApprox. 17 min.Reel America U.S. Information Service Film, "San Francisco 1945"This Office of War Information film documents the founding United Nations conference of April to ... This Office of War Information film documents the founding United Nations conference of April to June 1945 in which the U.N. Charter was created, debated, and signed by all 50 participating nations. This documentary is directed by noted photographer and filmmaker Willard van Dyke.
4:17 PM EDTApprox. 20 min.Reel America "The United Nations and World Disputes" - 1950This U.S. Army film shows the June, 1945 founding of the United Nations and documents how the ... This U.S. Army film shows the June, 1945 founding of the United Nations and documents how the international body responded to world crises in its first five years. Highlighted conflicts include those associated with Indonesian independence, border struggles between newly-independent India and Pakistan, territorial conflicts over the founding of Israel, and the Korean War. 4:37 PM EDTApprox. 20 min.Reel America "Seeds of Destiny" - 1946This Academy Award-winning short U.S. Army film depicts the crisis of millions of refugees and ... This Academy Award-winning short U.S. Army film depicts the crisis of millions of refugees and orphans at the end of World War II. Showing many graphic scenes of traumatized, hungry, and poorly clothed children recorded by the U.S. Signal Corps, the film was responsible for helping to raise millions of dollars for relief efforts led by the United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Administration (UNRRA). 4:57 PM EDTApprox. 29 min.Reel America "Army in Action - The Cobra Strikes" - 1965The final episode in a ten-part U.S. Army history series tells the story of the 1950 to 1953 ... The final episode in a ten-part U.S. Army history series tells the story of the 1950 to 1953 Korean War, when the U.S. military joined other countries to fight communist forces under the direction of the United Nations.
5:26 PM EDTApprox. 14 min.Reel America "World Charter Signed" - 1945This United Newsreel documents the founding meeting of the United Nations. The UN Charter was ... This United Newsreel documents the founding meeting of the United Nations. The UN Charter was signed on June 26, 1945 in San Francisco by over forty nations. 5:40 PM EDTApprox. 20 min.The Presidency Lou Hoover's 1921 Cross Country Road TripArchivist Craig Wright talked about a fall 1921 road trip that future first lady Lou Hoover took ... Archivist Craig Wright talked about a fall 1921 road trip that future first lady Lou Hoover took with her newly widowed father -- traveling from California to Washington, D.C., long before there was an interstate highway system. Her father documented the September 12 to October 16 trip down to how much they spent on gas. His four page summary is in the collection of the Herbert Hoover Presidential Library and Museum, and is quoted during this talk. The Hoover Presidential Foundation provided this video. 6:00 PM EDTApprox. 53 min.American Artifacts Jim Crow Museum of Racist MemorabiliaMuseum founder and director David Pilgrim and museum educator Cyndi Tiedt show a selection of ... Museum founder and director David Pilgrim and museum educator Cyndi Tiedt show a selection of artifacts from their collections and argue that ordinary objects have dehumanized African Americans since the 1840s.
6:53 PM 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. 7:00 PM EDTApprox. 59 min.Nazi Persecution & Murder of the DisabledDuring World War II, a secret Nazi "euthanasia" program code-named T4 systematically murdered an ... During World War II, a secret Nazi "euthanasia" program code-named T4 systematically murdered an estimated 250,000 people with mental and physical disabilities. Most were native-born Germans and many were children. Patricia Heberer Rice of the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum detailed the atrocities and perpetrators of T4. She focused on an institute in Hadamar, Germany, one of several facilities used for the mass murder of individuals the Nazis viewed as undesirable. The National World War II Museum in New Orleans hosted this online discussion and provided the video. 7:59 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr.The Presidency The Presidency as an InstitutionStanford University history professor emeritus David Kennedy talked about the history of the ... Stanford University history professor emeritus David Kennedy talked about the history of the presidency as an institution. He explained how the presidency has functioned and changed since the Framers created the office in the Constitution. The Stanford Alumni Association hosted this event and provided the video.
8:59 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 1 min.The Vice PresidencyThe University of Utah's Hinckley Institute of Politics hosted a discussion on the vice presidency ... The University of Utah's Hinckley Institute of Politics hosted a discussion on the vice presidency and how the position and its responsibilities have changed over time. Speakers include University of Utah political science professors James Curry and Juliet Carlisle and journalists Boyd Matheson and Jennifer Napier-Pearce. This was held in advance of the debate between Vice President Mike Pence and Democratic vice presidential nominee Kamala Harris, which took place at the University on October 7, 2020. 10:00 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr.American Artifacts Jim Crow Museum of Racist MemorabiliaMuseum founder and director David Pilgrim and museum educator Cyndi Tiedt show a selection of ... Museum founder and director David Pilgrim and museum educator Cyndi Tiedt show a selection of artifacts from their collections and argue that ordinary objects have dehumanized African Americans since the 1840s. 11:00 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr.Speaker of the House ElectionsCharles Stewart, co-author of "Fighting for the Speakership: The House & the Rise of Party ... Charles Stewart, co-author of "Fighting for the Speakership: The House & the Rise of Party Government," discussed the history of electing the Speaker of the U.S. House in a new Congress. Mr. Stewart examined how the process has changed since 1789, and the influence of partisanship on those changes. The National Archives's Center for Legislative Archives hosted this event and provided the video.
Monday, October 26
12:00 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr.The Presidency The Presidency as an InstitutionStanford University history professor emeritus David Kennedy talked about the history of the ... Stanford University history professor emeritus David Kennedy talked about the history of the presidency as an institution. He explained how the presidency has functioned and changed since the Framers created the office in the Constitution. The Stanford Alumni Association hosted this event and provided the video. 1:00 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr.The Vice PresidencyThe University of Utah's Hinckley Institute of Politics hosted a discussion on the vice presidency ... The University of Utah's Hinckley Institute of Politics hosted a discussion on the vice presidency and how the position and its responsibilities have changed over time. Speakers include University of Utah political science professors James Curry and Juliet Carlisle and journalists Boyd Matheson and Jennifer Napier-Pearce. This was held in advance of the debate between Vice President Mike Pence and Democratic vice presidential nominee Kamala Harris, which took place at the University on October 7, 2020. 2:00 AM EDTApprox. 2 min.Reel America U.S. Information Service Film, "San Francisco 1945"This Office of War Information film documents the founding United Nations conference of April to ... This Office of War Information film documents the founding United Nations conference of April to June 1945 in which the U.N. Charter was created, debated, and signed by all 50 participating nations. This documentary is directed by noted photographer and filmmaker Willard van Dyke.
2:02 AM EDTApprox. 14 min.Presidential Debates 1976 Presidential Debate - Jimmy Carter v. Gerald FordFormer Governor Jimmy Carter (D-GA) and President Ford met in Philadelphia for the first of three ... Former Governor Jimmy Carter (D-GA) and President Ford met in Philadelphia for the first of three presidential debates prior to the 1976 presidential election. While standing at separate podia, the two candidates responded to questions on domestic issues and economic policy from a panel of journalists. The debate took place before a live audience in the Walnut Street Theater, and ended abruptly after the loss of pool audio from the debate. The two candidates continued to stand at their podia as correspondents interviewed campaign officials and discussed the progress of the debate. The debate was moderated by Edwin Newman. Other panelists included Frank Reynolds, James Gannon, and Elizabeth Drew. Each candidate was questioned in turn and given three minutes to respond. Panelists were allowed one follow-up question. The candidates were given two minutes for rebuttals and three minutes for closing statements. 2:16 AM EDTApprox. 21 min.Reel America "The United Nations and World Disputes" - 1950This U.S. Army film shows the June, 1945 founding of the United Nations and documents how the ... This U.S. Army film shows the June, 1945 founding of the United Nations and documents how the international body responded to world crises in its first five years. Highlighted conflicts include those associated with Indonesian independence, border struggles between newly-independent India and Pakistan, territorial conflicts over the founding of Israel, and the Korean War. 2:37 AM EDTApprox. 1 min.Reel America "Seeds of Destiny" - 1946This Academy Award-winning short U.S. Army film depicts the crisis of millions of refugees and ... This Academy Award-winning short U.S. Army film depicts the crisis of millions of refugees and orphans at the end of World War II. Showing many graphic scenes of traumatized, hungry, and poorly clothed children recorded by the U.S. Signal Corps, the film was responsible for helping to raise millions of dollars for relief efforts led by the United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Administration (UNRRA).
2:38 AM EDTApprox. 19 min.Presidential Debates 1976 Presidential Debate - Jimmy Carter v. Gerald FordFormer Governor Jimmy Carter (D-GA) and President Ford met in Philadelphia for the first of three ... Former Governor Jimmy Carter (D-GA) and President Ford met in Philadelphia for the first of three presidential debates prior to the 1976 presidential election. While standing at separate podia, the two candidates responded to questions on domestic issues and economic policy from a panel of journalists. The debate took place before a live audience in the Walnut Street Theater, and ended abruptly after the loss of pool audio from the debate. The two candidates continued to stand at their podia as correspondents interviewed campaign officials and discussed the progress of the debate. The debate was moderated by Edwin Newman. Other panelists included Frank Reynolds, James Gannon, and Elizabeth Drew. Each candidate was questioned in turn and given three minutes to respond. Panelists were allowed one follow-up question. The candidates were given two minutes for rebuttals and three minutes for closing statements. 2:57 AM EDTApprox. 29 min.Reel America "Army in Action - The Cobra Strikes" - 1965The final episode in a ten-part U.S. Army history series tells the story of the 1950 to 1953 ... The final episode in a ten-part U.S. Army history series tells the story of the 1950 to 1953 Korean War, when the U.S. military joined other countries to fight communist forces under the direction of the United Nations. 3:26 AM EDTApprox. 1 min.Reel America "World Charter Signed" - 1945This United Newsreel documents the founding meeting of the United Nations. The UN Charter was ... This United Newsreel documents the founding meeting of the United Nations. The UN Charter was signed on June 26, 1945 in San Francisco by over forty nations.
3:27 AM EDTApprox. 34 min.Presidential Debates 1976 Presidential Debate - Jimmy Carter v. Gerald FordFormer Governor Jimmy Carter (D-GA) and President Ford met in Philadelphia for the first of three ... Former Governor Jimmy Carter (D-GA) and President Ford met in Philadelphia for the first of three presidential debates prior to the 1976 presidential election. While standing at separate podia, the two candidates responded to questions on domestic issues and economic policy from a panel of journalists. The debate took place before a live audience in the Walnut Street Theater, and ended abruptly after the loss of pool audio from the debate. The two candidates continued to stand at their podia as correspondents interviewed campaign officials and discussed the progress of the debate. The debate was moderated by Edwin Newman. Other panelists included Frank Reynolds, James Gannon, and Elizabeth Drew. Each candidate was questioned in turn and given three minutes to respond. Panelists were allowed one follow-up question. The candidates were given two minutes for rebuttals and three minutes for closing statements. 4:01 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 30 min.Presidential Debates 1976 Presidential Debate - Jimmy Carter & President FordFormer Governor Jimmy Carter (D-GA) and President Ford met in San Francisco for the second of ... Former Governor Jimmy Carter (D-GA) and President Ford met in San Francisco for the second of three presidential debates prior to the 1976 presidential election. The two men stood at separate podia to respond to questions from a panel of correspondents. Topics included defense and international relations issues. The debate was moderated by Pauline Frederick. Other panelists included Max Frankel, Henry L. Trewhitt, and Richard Valeriani. Professor Stephen Wayne and Joel Swerdlow briefly introduced the debate by describing its historical context. The candidates were questioned in turn and given three minutes to respond. The panelists were permitted one follow-up question. The candidates were given two minutes for rebuttals and three minutes for closing statements. 5:31 AM EDTApprox. 28 min.Reel America "Election 1976 - The Candidates & the Campaign"Three political scientists discuss the 1976 presidential campaign between incumbent Republican ... Three political scientists discuss the 1976 presidential campaign between incumbent Republican Gerald Ford and Democratic challenger Jimmy Carter. The program includes video highlights from presidential debates and campaign events. The U.S. Information Agency produced this program to explain the U.S. election system to international audiences.
5:59 AM EDTApprox. 55 min.The Presidency Jimmy Carter 1976 Democratic National ConventionAt the 1976 Democratic National Convention, Governor Carter delivered his acceptance speech as the ... At the 1976 Democratic National Convention, Governor Carter delivered his acceptance speech as the Democratic presidential nominee. 6:54 AM EDTApprox. 42 min.Road to the White House Gerald Ford 1976 Republican National ConventionPresident Gerald Ford accepted the nomination to be the 1976 Republican candidate for president at ... President Gerald Ford accepted the nomination to be the 1976 Republican candidate for president at the Republican National Convention held in Kemper Arena in Kansas City, Missouri. Following his speech there was extended applause and demonstrations at the convention. 7:36 AM EDTApprox. 28 min.Reel America "Assignment Washington, The Correspondent Marino de Medici" - 1977This U.S. Information Agency film profiles an Italian newspaper journalist as he describes his ... This U.S. Information Agency film profiles an Italian newspaper journalist as he describes his day-to-day duties in Washington, and travels to cover several presidential campaign events in 1976. President Gerald Ford is seen campaigning in the South on a Mississippi riverboat, and the correspondent rides an Amtrak train on challenger Jimmy Carter's whistle-stop tour in the Northeast.