American History TV Schedule

Week of October 27 through November 3

All times and durations are subject to change

Saturday, October 31
8:01 AM 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. 8:17 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. 8:38 AM 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).
8:58 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. 9:27 AM EDTApprox. 13 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. 9:40 AM 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.
10:00 AM EDTApprox. 55 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. 10:55 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 40 min.Presidential Debates 2000 Presidential Debate - George W. Bush v. Al GoreGovernor George W. Bush (R-TX) and Vice President Al Gore met at the University of Massachusetts ... Governor George W. Bush (R-TX) and Vice President Al Gore met at the University of Massachusetts Boston for the first of three presidential debates prior to the 2000 presidential election. The candidates stood at separate podia and answered questions selected by moderator Jim Lehrer. The agreed upon rules allowed closing statements but not opening statements. The candidates did not question each other directly but were able to respond to each other's statements. Much of the debate focused on Social Security and tax cuts but included questions on Yugoslavia, Supreme Court justices, abortion, and education. The audience consisted of candidate supporters and guests of the commission sponsors. This airing of the debate uses the switched, pool video feed that was provided to all networks. 12:35 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.
1:35 PM 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. 1:55 PM EDTApprox. 38 min.Kenneth Gibson, Newark's First Black MayorA panel of scholars discussed the tenure and impact of Kenneth Gibson, elected in 1970 as Newark's ... A panel of scholars discussed the tenure and impact of Kenneth Gibson, elected in 1970 as Newark's first black mayor and the first black mayor of any major Northeastern city. The examined the impact this election had on the broader civil rights movement and how Gibson did and did not meet the expectations of the black voters who elected him. This event was part of the Association for the Study of African American Life and History's annual conference and they provided the video. 2:33 PM EDTApprox. 37 min.20th Century African American Activism in DetroitA panel of scholars talked about Detriot's history of African American activism in the 20th ... A panel of scholars talked about Detriot's history of African American activism in the 20th century. They discussed in detail the work of longtime Detriot residents Rosa Parks and Representative John Conyers. This event was part of the Association for the Study of African American Life and History's annual conference and they provided the video.
3:10 PM EDTApprox. 50 min.African American Businessman John Hervey WheelerAuthor Brandon Winford discussed his book "John Hervey Wheeler, Black Banking, and the Economic ... Author Brandon Winford discussed his book "John Hervey Wheeler, Black Banking, and the Economic Struggle for Civil Rights" with a panel of scholars. They examined the role Wheeler played in the civil rights movement in North Carolina through his position as the president of Mechanics & Farmers Bank in the 1950s & 60s. This event was part of the Association for the Study of African American Life and History's annual conference and they provided the video. 4:00 PM EDTApprox. 45 min.History Bookshelf Jonathan Darman,"Landslide" & Chase Untermeyer, "When Things Went Right"Chase Untermeyer, author of When Things Went Right: The Dawn of the Reagan-Bush Administration, ... Chase Untermeyer, author of When Things Went Right: The Dawn of the Reagan-Bush Administration, and Jonathan Darman, author of Landslide: LBJ and Ronald Reagan at the Dawn of a New America, talked about their books. They spoke in the C-SPAN 2/BookTV tent at the 2014 Texas Book Festival. The festival was held from October 25-26 at the State Capitol and surrounding grounds in Austin. 4:45 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.
6:00 PM EDTApprox. 55 min.The Civil War Black Religious Politics After EmancipationNicole Myers Turner, author of "Soul Liberty: The Evolution of Black Religious Politics in ... Nicole Myers Turner, author of "Soul Liberty: The Evolution of Black Religious Politics in Postemancipation Virginia," discussed her book with Gregory Downs and Kate Masur, co-editors of the Journal of the Civil War Era who hosted this event and provided the video. 6:55 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 5 min.The Civil War Little Round Top & Union Col. Joshua Lawrence ChamberlainChris Gwinn, Gettysburg National Military Park Interpretation and Education Chief talked about the ... Chris Gwinn, Gettysburg National Military Park Interpretation and Education Chief talked about the evolving interpretation of Little Round Top during the battle of Gettysburg and the role of Union Colonel Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain. Gettysburg College Civil War Institute provided the video for this event. 8:00 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 14 min.Lectures in History Presidential Campaign AdvertisingMary Ellen Pethel and Jennifer Duck of Belmont University taught a class on the history of ... Mary Ellen Pethel and Jennifer Duck of Belmont University taught a class on the history of presidential campaign advertising, from the print and cartoon ads of the 19th century, to the television commercials of the mid-20th century, to the Internet and social media content of the present day. Belmont University is located in Nashville, Tennessee, and the class took place a week prior to the school hosting this year's second presidential debate.
9:14 PM EDTApprox. 46 min.Kenneth Gibson, Newark's First Black MayorA panel of scholars discussed the tenure and impact of Kenneth Gibson, elected in 1970 as Newark's ... A panel of scholars discussed the tenure and impact of Kenneth Gibson, elected in 1970 as Newark's first black mayor and the first black mayor of any major Northeastern city. The examined the impact this election had on the broader civil rights movement and how Gibson did and did not meet the expectations of the black voters who elected him. This event was part of the Association for the Study of African American Life and History's annual conference and they provided the video. 10:00 PM EDTApprox. 16 min.Reel America "Tuesday in November" - 1945Tuesday in November is a 1945 United States Office of War Information - Overseas Division film ... Tuesday in November is a 1945 United States Office of War Information - Overseas Division film detailing the process of voting during the 1944 election, in which President Franklin Roosevelt was opposed by New York Governor Thomas Dewey. The seventeen minute film includes animated sequences detailing the structure of American government, and is part of the online Prelinger Archives. 10:16 PM EDTApprox. 18 min.Reel America "The Election of John F. Kennedy, President of the United States" - 1960This newsreel-style film for the U.S. Information Agency by Hearst Movietone News documents the ... This newsreel-style film for the U.S. Information Agency by Hearst Movietone News documents the 1960 presidential election from the nominating conventions through the concession and victory speeches by Richard Nixon and JFK. The film focuses primarily on the electoral process and was distributed in many languages.
10:34 PM EDTApprox. 30 min.Reel America "Richard M. Nixon - the New President" - 1968Produced for international audiences, this U.S. Information Agency film tells the life story of ... Produced for international audiences, this U.S. Information Agency film tells the life story of President-Elect Nixon shortly after his 1968 victory but before his inauguration. The film was distributed in many languages overseas, but by law could not be shown in the United States for at least twelve years. 11:04 PM EDTApprox. 56 min.Reel America "Election 1976 - Day of Decision"Using a map and portions of NBC's election night coverage, three political scientists dissect the ... Using a map and portions of NBC's election night coverage, three political scientists dissect the results of a presidential contest that saw Jimmy Carter narrowly defeat incumbent President Gerald Ford. "Election 1976" is a series of eight programs produced by the U.S. Information Agency during the country's bicentennial year. Intended for international audiences, the program describes the U.S. presidential election system, and follows the campaign's progress.
Sunday, November 1
12:00 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 15 min.Lectures in History Presidential Campaign AdvertisingMary Ellen Pethel and Jennifer Duck of Belmont University taught a class on the history of ... Mary Ellen Pethel and Jennifer Duck of Belmont University taught a class on the history of presidential campaign advertising, from the print and cartoon ads of the 19th century, to the television commercials of the mid-20th century, to the Internet and social media content of the present day. Belmont University is located in Nashville, Tennessee, and the class took place a week prior to the school hosting this year's second presidential debate. 1:15 AM EDTApprox. 30 min.Kenneth Gibson, Newark's First Black MayorA panel of scholars discussed the tenure and impact of Kenneth Gibson, elected in 1970 as Newark's ... A panel of scholars discussed the tenure and impact of Kenneth Gibson, elected in 1970 as Newark's first black mayor and the first black mayor of any major Northeastern city. The examined the impact this election had on the broader civil rights movement and how Gibson did and did not meet the expectations of the black voters who elected him. This event was part of the Association for the Study of African American Life and History's annual conference and they provided the video. 1:45 AM EDTApprox. 12 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.
1:57 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 3 min.American History TVPeople and events that help document the American Story. People and events that help document the American Story. 2:00 AM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 4 min.History BookshelfThe country's best-known American history writers of the past decade talk about their books. The country's best-known American history writers of the past decade talk about their books. 3:04 AM ESTApprox. 56 min."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.
4:00 AM ESTApprox. 55 min.The Civil War Black Religious Politics After EmancipationNicole Myers Turner, author of "Soul Liberty: The Evolution of Black Religious Politics in ... Nicole Myers Turner, author of "Soul Liberty: The Evolution of Black Religious Politics in Postemancipation Virginia," discussed her book with Gregory Downs and Kate Masur, co-editors of the Journal of the Civil War Era who hosted this event and provided the video. 4:55 AM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 5 min.The Civil War Little Round Top & Union Col. Joshua Lawrence ChamberlainChris Gwinn, Gettysburg National Military Park Interpretation and Education Chief talked about the ... Chris Gwinn, Gettysburg National Military Park Interpretation and Education Chief talked about the evolving interpretation of Little Round Top during the battle of Gettysburg and the role of Union Colonel Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain. Gettysburg College Civil War Institute provided the video for this event. 6:00 AM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 15 min.Lectures in History Presidential Campaign AdvertisingMary Ellen Pethel and Jennifer Duck of Belmont University taught a class on the history of ... Mary Ellen Pethel and Jennifer Duck of Belmont University taught a class on the history of presidential campaign advertising, from the print and cartoon ads of the 19th century, to the television commercials of the mid-20th century, to the Internet and social media content of the present day. Belmont University is located in Nashville, Tennessee, and the class took place a week prior to the school hosting this year's second presidential debate.
7:15 AM ESTApprox. 45 min.Kenneth Gibson, Newark's First Black MayorA panel of scholars discussed the tenure and impact of Kenneth Gibson, elected in 1970 as Newark's ... A panel of scholars discussed the tenure and impact of Kenneth Gibson, elected in 1970 as Newark's first black mayor and the first black mayor of any major Northeastern city. The examined the impact this election had on the broader civil rights movement and how Gibson did and did not meet the expectations of the black voters who elected him. This event was part of the Association for the Study of African American Life and History's annual conference and they provided the video. 8:00 AM ESTApprox. 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 9:15 AM ESTApprox. 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.
10:00 AM ESTApprox. 54 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. 10:54 AM ESTApprox. 54 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. 11:48 AM ESTApprox. 12 min.Reel America "The Vote" - 1963In this Defense Department film, actor E. G. Marshall describes the history of military voting and ... In this Defense Department film, actor E. G. Marshall describes the history of military voting and how soldiers in the past often could not vote, then he explains how the Federal Voting Assistance Act of 1955 provides for absentee ballots for service members.
12:00 PM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 34 min.Presidential Debates 2000 Presidential Debate - Al Gore v. George W. BushGovernor George W. Bush (R-TX) and Vice President Al Gore met at Washington University in St. ... Governor George W. Bush (R-TX) and Vice President Al Gore met at Washington University in St. Louis for the last of three presidential debates prior to the 2000 presidential election. They debated in a town-hall format, with both candidates taking questions from an audience of undecided voters chosen by the Gallup organization. The debate opened with a moment of silence to mark the death of Missouri Governor Carnahan. In sometimes antagonistic exchanges, the candidates addressed various issues including health care, tax cuts, education, and Affirmative Action. Both tended to agree, however, on policy toward the Middle East. 1:34 PM ESTApprox. 56 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. 2:30 PM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 30 min.Presidential Debates 2004 Presidential Debate - George W. Bush v. John KerryPresident George W. Bush and Senator John Kerry (D-MA) met at the University of Miami for the ... President George W. Bush and Senator John Kerry (D-MA) met at the University of Miami for the first of three presidential debates prior to the 2004 presidential election. They answered questions from Jim Lehrer about foreign policy. Among the topics they addressed were operations in Iraq, efforts to combat terrorism, America's standing with various allies, nuclear weapons proliferation, and which candidate was more qualified to lead the country through war. The debate was presented in a full-screen format provided by the network pool showing candidates as they spoke with few shots as they reacted to their opponents' remarks. The debate format featured candidates standing behind podia with lights indicating time limitations for answers to the single moderator's questions. Additionally candidates gave no opening statements and were not allowed to directly question one another.
4:00 PM ESTApprox. 17 min.Reel America "Tuesday in November" - 1945Tuesday in November is a 1945 United States Office of War Information - Overseas Division film ... Tuesday in November is a 1945 United States Office of War Information - Overseas Division film detailing the process of voting during the 1944 election, in which President Franklin Roosevelt was opposed by New York Governor Thomas Dewey. The seventeen minute film includes animated sequences detailing the structure of American government, and is part of the online Prelinger Archives. 4:17 PM ESTApprox. 18 min.Reel America "The Election of John F. Kennedy, President of the United States" - 1960This newsreel-style film for the U.S. Information Agency by Hearst Movietone News documents the ... This newsreel-style film for the U.S. Information Agency by Hearst Movietone News documents the 1960 presidential election from the nominating conventions through the concession and victory speeches by Richard Nixon and JFK. The film focuses primarily on the electoral process and was distributed in many languages. 4:35 PM ESTApprox. 29 min.Reel America "Richard M. Nixon - the New President" - 1968Produced for international audiences, this U.S. Information Agency film tells the life story of ... Produced for international audiences, this U.S. Information Agency film tells the life story of President-Elect Nixon shortly after his 1968 victory but before his inauguration. The film was distributed in many languages overseas, but by law could not be shown in the United States for at least twelve years.
5:04 PM ESTApprox. 56 min.Reel America "Election 1976 - Day of Decision"Using a map and portions of NBC's election night coverage, three political scientists dissect the ... Using a map and portions of NBC's election night coverage, three political scientists dissect the results of a presidential contest that saw Jimmy Carter narrowly defeat incumbent President Gerald Ford. "Election 1976" is a series of eight programs produced by the U.S. Information Agency during the country's bicentennial year. Intended for international audiences, the program describes the U.S. presidential election system, and follows the campaign's progress. 6:00 PM ESTApprox. 35 min.American Artifacts Congress HallNational Park Service Ranger Matthew Ifill tells the story of Congress Hall, the meeting place of ... National Park Service Ranger Matthew Ifill tells the story of Congress Hall, the meeting place of the U.S. House and Senate between 1790 and 1800. Located next to Philadelphia's Independence Hall, Congress Hall was also the location of the inaugurations of George Washington and John Adams. 6:35 PM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 25 min.African American Voting RightsA panel of public historians talked about the history of African American voting rights. They ... A panel of public historians talked about the history of African American voting rights. They explained how their historic sites and organizations share this history in various ways. This event was part of the Association for the Study of African American Life and History's annual conference and they provided the video.
8:00 PM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 20 min.The Presidency Franklin D. RooseveltUniversity of Mary Washington history professor William Crawley talked about Franklin Roosevelt's ... University of Mary Washington history professor William Crawley talked about Franklin Roosevelt's personality, New Deal programs, World War II leadership, and his admirers and critics in this talk from the university's "Great Lives" lecture series. The university provided the video. 9:20 PM ESTApprox. 40 min.Reel America President Richard Nixon "Silent Majority" Speech on Vietnam WarPresident Nixon talked to the nation about the prospects for peace in Vietnam. He outlined a ... President Nixon talked to the nation about the prospects for peace in Vietnam. He outlined a program of "Vietnamization" in which the U.S. military would gradually turn over operations to South Vietnam forces. This speech is often referred to as the "silent majority" speech because he said that despite protests against the war, a majority of Americans supported his policies. 10:00 PM ESTApprox. 35 min.American Artifacts Congress HallNational Park Service Ranger Matthew Ifill tells the story of Congress Hall, the meeting place of ... National Park Service Ranger Matthew Ifill tells the story of Congress Hall, the meeting place of the U.S. House and Senate between 1790 and 1800. Located next to Philadelphia's Independence Hall, Congress Hall was also the location of the inaugurations of George Washington and John Adams.
10:35 PM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 25 min.African American Voting RightsA panel of public historians talked about the history of African American voting rights. They ... A panel of public historians talked about the history of African American voting rights. They explained how their historic sites and organizations share this history in various ways. This event was part of the Association for the Study of African American Life and History's annual conference and they provided the video.
Monday, November 2
12:00 AM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 19 min.The Presidency Franklin D. RooseveltUniversity of Mary Washington history professor William Crawley talked about Franklin Roosevelt's ... University of Mary Washington history professor William Crawley talked about Franklin Roosevelt's personality, New Deal programs, World War II leadership, and his admirers and critics in this talk from the university's "Great Lives" lecture series. The university provided the video. 1:19 AM ESTApprox. 32 min.Reel America President Richard Nixon "Silent Majority" Speech on Vietnam WarPresident Nixon talked to the nation about the prospects for peace in Vietnam. He outlined a ... President Nixon talked to the nation about the prospects for peace in Vietnam. He outlined a program of "Vietnamization" in which the U.S. military would gradually turn over operations to South Vietnam forces. This speech is often referred to as the "silent majority" speech because he said that despite protests against the war, a majority of Americans supported his policies. 1:51 AM ESTApprox. 10 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.
2:01 AM ESTApprox. 16 min.Reel America "Tuesday in November" - 1945Tuesday in November is a 1945 United States Office of War Information - Overseas Division film ... Tuesday in November is a 1945 United States Office of War Information - Overseas Division film detailing the process of voting during the 1944 election, in which President Franklin Roosevelt was opposed by New York Governor Thomas Dewey. The seventeen minute film includes animated sequences detailing the structure of American government, and is part of the online Prelinger Archives. 2:17 AM ESTApprox. 18 min.Reel America "The Election of John F. Kennedy, President of the United States" - 1960This newsreel-style film for the U.S. Information Agency by Hearst Movietone News documents the ... This newsreel-style film for the U.S. Information Agency by Hearst Movietone News documents the 1960 presidential election from the nominating conventions through the concession and victory speeches by Richard Nixon and JFK. The film focuses primarily on the electoral process and was distributed in many languages. 2:35 AM ESTApprox. 30 min.Reel America "Richard M. Nixon - the New President" - 1968Produced for international audiences, this U.S. Information Agency film tells the life story of ... Produced for international audiences, this U.S. Information Agency film tells the life story of President-Elect Nixon shortly after his 1968 victory but before his inauguration. The film was distributed in many languages overseas, but by law could not be shown in the United States for at least twelve years.
3:05 AM ESTApprox. 50 min.Reel America "Election 1976 - Day of Decision"Using a map and portions of NBC's election night coverage, three political scientists dissect the ... Using a map and portions of NBC's election night coverage, three political scientists dissect the results of a presidential contest that saw Jimmy Carter narrowly defeat incumbent President Gerald Ford. "Election 1976" is a series of eight programs produced by the U.S. Information Agency during the country's bicentennial year. Intended for international audiences, the program describes the U.S. presidential election system, and follows the campaign's progress. 3:55 AM ESTApprox. 50 min.African American Businessman John Hervey WheelerAuthor Brandon Winford discussed his book "John Hervey Wheeler, Black Banking, and the Economic ... Author Brandon Winford discussed his book "John Hervey Wheeler, Black Banking, and the Economic Struggle for Civil Rights" with a panel of scholars. They examined the role Wheeler played in the civil rights movement in North Carolina through his position as the president of Mechanics & Farmers Bank in the 1950s & 60s. This event was part of the Association for the Study of African American Life and History's annual conference and they provided the video. 4:45 AM ESTApprox. 10 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.
4:55 AM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 35 min.Presidential Debates 2000 Presidential Debate - Al Gore v. George W. BushGovernor George W. Bush (R-TX) and Vice President Al Gore met at Washington University in St. ... Governor George W. Bush (R-TX) and Vice President Al Gore met at Washington University in St. Louis for the last of three presidential debates prior to the 2000 presidential election. They debated in a town-hall format, with both candidates taking questions from an audience of undecided voters chosen by the Gallup organization. The debate opened with a moment of silence to mark the death of Missouri Governor Carnahan. In sometimes antagonistic exchanges, the candidates addressed various issues including health care, tax cuts, education, and Affirmative Action. Both tended to agree, however, on policy toward the Middle East. 6:30 AM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 30 min.Presidential Debates 2004 Presidential Debate - George W. Bush v. John KerryPresident George W. Bush and Senator John Kerry (D-MA) met at the University of Miami for the ... President George W. Bush and Senator John Kerry (D-MA) met at the University of Miami for the first of three presidential debates prior to the 2004 presidential election. They answered questions from Jim Lehrer about foreign policy. Among the topics they addressed were operations in Iraq, efforts to combat terrorism, America's standing with various allies, nuclear weapons proliferation, and which candidate was more qualified to lead the country through war. The debate was presented in a full-screen format provided by the network pool showing candidates as they spoke with few shots as they reacted to their opponents' remarks. The debate format featured candidates standing behind podia with lights indicating time limitations for answers to the single moderator's questions. Additionally candidates gave no opening statements and were not allowed to directly question one another.