American History TV Schedule

Week of November 22 through November 29

All times and durations are subject to change

Saturday, November 28
8:01 AM ESTApprox. 21 min.Reel America "The Pilgrims" - 1955This classroom film dramatizes the Pilgrim's flight from religious persecution in England to the ... This classroom film dramatizes the Pilgrim's flight from religious persecution in England to the Netherlands, then twelve years later their ocean voyage on the Mayflower, and the founding of Plymouth Colony in 1620. The Encyclopaedia Britannica film was produced in Merton Park Studios in London, England. 8:22 AM ESTApprox. 16 min.Reel America "Plymouth Colony - The First Year" - 1980This Coronet educational film dramatizes the Pilgrims' journey from England to Holland, and to New ... This Coronet educational film dramatizes the Pilgrims' journey from England to Holland, and to New England in 1620, and ends with a depiction of the first Thanksgiving in Massachusetts. Much of the narration is taken from the book "Of Plymouth Plantation" written by Pilgrim William Bradford. 8:38 AM ESTApprox. 11 min.Reel America "Early Settlers of New England, Salem, 1626-1629" - 1940This 1940 classroom film depicts the basics of colonial life, from household cooking and crafts, ... This 1940 classroom film depicts the basics of colonial life, from household cooking and crafts, to farming, fishing, game hunting, and home construction methods.
8:49 AM ESTApprox. 12 min.Reel America "The Beginning at Plymouth Colony" - 1954This Cold War classroom lecture film argues that the Pilgrims' early collectivist economic system ... This Cold War classroom lecture film argues that the Pilgrims' early collectivist economic system failed, leading to a more successful capitalist system based on individual responsibility and private ownership. This is one of a series of lectures by historian Clifton Ganus, Jr. on the American system produced in the mid-1950s by the National Education Program at Harding College in Searcy, Arkansas. 9:01 AM ESTApprox. 9 min.Reel America "The Voyage of the Mayflower II" - 1957This Castle Films newsreel documents the 1957 Atlantic crossing of the Mayflower II, a replica of ... This Castle Films newsreel documents the 1957 Atlantic crossing of the Mayflower II, a replica of the ship that brought the Pilgrims to Plymouth, Massachusetts in 1620. 9:10 AM ESTApprox. 35 min.Virtual Mayflower ProjectDirector Robert Stone talked about the Virtual Mayflower Project which uses virtual reality to ... Director Robert Stone talked about the Virtual Mayflower Project which uses virtual reality to recreate the ship that travelled from Plymouth, England to America in 1620 and the harbor from which it set sail. Using avatars and 360-degree images of the virtual world, professor Stone described what life might have been like for the Pilgrims and crew in the 17th-century English port, and narrated the walk a Pilgrim might have taken through the streets before boarding the ship.
9:45 AM ESTApprox. 45 min.Pilgrim Story & Mayflower II TourPlimoth Patuxet deputy executive director Richard Pickering told the story of the Pilgrims' ... Plimoth Patuxet deputy executive director Richard Pickering told the story of the Pilgrims' Atlantic crossing in 1620 from Plymouth, England to Plymouth, Massachusetts and the origins of the Mayflower Compact. On Mayflower II, a reproduction of the original ship, Mr. Pickering and Plimoth Patuxet's maritime preservation director Whit Perry described the living conditions on the Mayflower for the Pilgrims and crew. 10:30 AM ESTApprox. 55 min.Wampanoag PeopleDarius Coombs, Wampanoag & Eastern Woodlands director at Plimoth Patuxet discussed the culture of ... Darius Coombs, Wampanoag & Eastern Woodlands director at Plimoth Patuxet discussed the culture of the Wampanoag people who lived in the Plymouth area prior to the arrival of the Pilgrims. He explained how they adapted to the presence of the English and how the remaining members, including him, live today. The Nantucket Historical Association hosted this event and provided this video. 11:25 AM ESTApprox. 1 hr.The Presidency Harry S. Truman - The Accidental PresidentUniversity of Mary Washington history professor William Crawley gave a talk titled: "Harry S. ... University of Mary Washington history professor William Crawley gave a talk titled: "Harry S. Truman: The Accidental President and the Triumph of True Grit." Professor Crawley argued that many at the time underestimated Truman -- thinking he was not up to the job. This video is courtesy of the university -- it's from their "Great Lives" lecture series.
12:25 PM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 4 min.Slavery & the ConstitutionIn a discussion hosted by the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, a law professor and two actors who ... In a discussion hosted by the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, a law professor and two actors who portray free and enslaved blacks at Williamsburg discussed the role compromises over slavery played in drafting of the U.S. Constitution and the enduring legacy of those compromises. This program includes two performances by Colonial Williamsburg actors portraying African Americans in the 1780s. Colonial Williamsburg provided the video of this event. 1:29 PM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 2 min.Theodore Roosevelt on Race and Women 2:31 PM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 12 min.Theodore Roosevelt and the Navy
3:43 PM ESTApprox. 17 min.Reel America "Plymouth Colony - The First Year" - 1980This Coronet educational film dramatizes the Pilgrims' journey from England to Holland, and to New ... This Coronet educational film dramatizes the Pilgrims' journey from England to Holland, and to New England in 1620, and ends with a depiction of the first Thanksgiving in Massachusetts. Much of the narration is taken from the book "Of Plymouth Plantation" written by Pilgrim William Bradford. 4:00 PM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 1 min.History Bookshelf Nathaniel Philbrick, "Mayflower"Nathaniel Philbrick talked about his book Mayflower: A Story of Courage, Community, and War, ... Nathaniel Philbrick talked about his book Mayflower: A Story of Courage, Community, and War, published by Viking. He read from his book and talked about the history of Plymouth Colony, founded in the west of present-day Massachusetts in 1620. Mr. Philbrick detailed the complex relationship between the English settlers and the Wampanaog Indians, describing the first Thanksgiving celebration and the early years in New England as peaceful. He explained that over 50 years after the Pilgrims settled, the Indians waged war against them beginning with the burning of Springfield and King Philip's War. After his presentation he responded to audience members' questions. 5:01 PM ESTApprox. 1 hr.William Bradford & Plymouth ColonyMillersville University history professor Francis Bremer discussed William Bradford, one of the ... Millersville University history professor Francis Bremer discussed William Bradford, one of the first governors of Plymouth Colony in the 1620s. He focused on how perceptions of Bradford and the Pilgrims have changed in the four hundred years since their arrival in North America. The Boston Public Library and New England Historic Genealogical Society hosted this event and provided the video.
6:01 PM ESTApprox. 59 min.The Civil War Labor, Money & Manpower During the Civil WarGettysburg College Civil War Institute hosted a online discussion with Brian Luskey, author of ... Gettysburg College Civil War Institute hosted a online discussion with Brian Luskey, author of "Men is Cheap: Exposing the Frauds of Free Labor in Civil War America." Mr. Luskey talked about the relationship of money, the labor market and manpower needs for the Union and Confederate armies. Gettysburg College Civil War Institute provided the video. 7:00 PM ESTApprox. 49 min.Former Secretary of State James Baker on Leadership & His CareerFormer Secretary of State James Baker talks about leadership and his career with attorney and ... Former Secretary of State James Baker talks about leadership and his career with attorney and historian Talmage Boston. Mr. Baker served as secretary of state for President George H.W. Bush, and as Ronald Reagan's White House chief of staff and Treasury secretary. Baylor University Law School hosted the conversation and provided the video. 7:49 PM ESTApprox. 11 min.Morehead Planetarium & Science CenterThe Morehead Planetarium was the first built in the south and is located on the campus of the ... The Morehead Planetarium was the first built in the south and is located on the campus of the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill. Todd Boyette, Director of the Morehead Planetarium & Science Center, explained how NASA used the facility to train over 60 astronauts for space missions.
8:00 PM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 3 min.Lectures in History James Buchanan & William Rufus King RelationshipEastern Connecticut State University professor Thomas Balcerski taught a class on the relationship ... Eastern Connecticut State University professor Thomas Balcerski taught a class on the relationship between two prominent mid-19th century politicians: James Buchanan, elected the nation's 15th president in 1856, and William Rufus King, who served briefly as vice president under Buchanan's predecessor, Franklin Pierce. Both men were lifelong bachelors and Professor Balcerski explored the gossip of the time that the two close confidants might have been more than friends -- an notion that persists to this day. Eastern Connecticut State University provided this video. 9:03 PM ESTApprox. 59 min.Mayflower Compact & Religious LibertyThe Heritage Foundation hosts a discussion about the Mayflower Compact, the document signed by the ... The Heritage Foundation hosts a discussion about the Mayflower Compact, the document signed by the Mayflower passengers shortly before their arrival in North America 400 years ago. Scholars talk about its role as a political agreement and as an inspiration for later documents and arguments for religious liberty. The Heritage Foundation provided this video. 10:02 PM ESTApprox. 31 min.Reel America "Crisis in Levittown, PA" - 1957This film explores the attitudes of homeowners after an African American family moves into the ... This film explores the attitudes of homeowners after an African American family moves into the all-white suburban development of 60,000. Located about 25 miles from Philadelphia, Levittown was the second of seven post-World War II developments geared towards veterans. Levittown management prohibited the sale of homes directly to African Americans, although it allowed private owners to do so.
10:33 PM ESTApprox. 30 min.Reel America "All the Way Home" - 1957This film dramatizes the prejudice and rumors that arise in a fictional white suburb when a black ... This film dramatizes the prejudice and rumors that arise in a fictional white suburb when a black family is seen visiting a home with a "For Sale" sign on the front lawn. Written by poet and political activist Muriel Rukeyser, the film was supported by over a dozen civic groups including the NAACP, National Council of Churches, Anti-Defamation League, United Auto Workers, and National Urban League. 11:03 PM ESTApprox. 19 min.Reel America "In the Suburbs" - 1957This Redbook Magazine film shows how young adults with children are a booming demographic and ... This Redbook Magazine film shows how young adults with children are a booming demographic and argues that the magazine can help them navigate a new way of life. It uses photographs, magazine text, and color and black and white film to show families engaged in leisure activities at home and at the new hub of suburban activity - the shopping center. 11:22 PM ESTApprox. 38 min.Reel America "American Look" - 1958This vivid color film highlights the work of interior, industrial, product, and auto designers who ... This vivid color film highlights the work of interior, industrial, product, and auto designers who create stylish new looks for mass-produced consumer goods. The narrator states that "the greatest freedom of the American people is the freedom of individual choice," and the film celebrates American abundance. It ends by showing designers at work on the 1959 Chevrolet Impala at General Motors' colorful Technical Center in Warren, Michigan.
Sunday, November 29
12:00 AM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 5 min.Lectures in History James Buchanan & William Rufus King RelationshipEastern Connecticut State University professor Thomas Balcerski taught a class on the relationship ... Eastern Connecticut State University professor Thomas Balcerski taught a class on the relationship between two prominent mid-19th century politicians: James Buchanan, elected the nation's 15th president in 1856, and William Rufus King, who served briefly as vice president under Buchanan's predecessor, Franklin Pierce. Both men were lifelong bachelors and Professor Balcerski explored the gossip of the time that the two close confidants might have been more than friends -- an notion that persists to this day. Eastern Connecticut State University provided this video. 1:05 AM ESTApprox. 57 min.Mayflower Compact & Religious LibertyThe Heritage Foundation hosts a discussion about the Mayflower Compact, the document signed by the ... The Heritage Foundation hosts a discussion about the Mayflower Compact, the document signed by the Mayflower passengers shortly before their arrival in North America 400 years ago. Scholars talk about its role as a political agreement and as an inspiration for later documents and arguments for religious liberty. The Heritage Foundation provided this video. 2:02 AM ESTApprox. 58 min.History Bookshelf Nathaniel Philbrick, "Mayflower"Nathaniel Philbrick talked about his book Mayflower: A Story of Courage, Community, and War, ... Nathaniel Philbrick talked about his book Mayflower: A Story of Courage, Community, and War, published by Viking. He read from his book and talked about the history of Plymouth Colony, founded in the west of present-day Massachusetts in 1620. Mr. Philbrick detailed the complex relationship between the English settlers and the Wampanaog Indians, describing the first Thanksgiving celebration and the early years in New England as peaceful. He explained that over 50 years after the Pilgrims settled, the Indians waged war against them beginning with the burning of Springfield and King Philip's War. After his presentation he responded to audience members' questions.
3:00 AM ESTApprox. 1 hr.William Bradford & Plymouth ColonyMillersville University history professor Francis Bremer discussed William Bradford, one of the ... Millersville University history professor Francis Bremer discussed William Bradford, one of the first governors of Plymouth Colony in the 1620s. He focused on how perceptions of Bradford and the Pilgrims have changed in the four hundred years since their arrival in North America. The Boston Public Library and New England Historic Genealogical Society hosted this event and provided the video. 4:00 AM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 5 min.The Civil War Labor, Money & Manpower During the Civil WarGettysburg College Civil War Institute hosted a online discussion with Brian Luskey, author of ... Gettysburg College Civil War Institute hosted a online discussion with Brian Luskey, author of "Men is Cheap: Exposing the Frauds of Free Labor in Civil War America." Mr. Luskey talked about the relationship of money, the labor market and manpower needs for the Union and Confederate armies. Gettysburg College Civil War Institute provided the video. 5:05 AM ESTApprox. 50 min.Former Secretary of State James Baker on Leadership & His CareerFormer Secretary of State James Baker talks about leadership and his career with attorney and ... Former Secretary of State James Baker talks about leadership and his career with attorney and historian Talmage Boston. Mr. Baker served as secretary of state for President George H.W. Bush, and as Ronald Reagan's White House chief of staff and Treasury secretary. Baylor University Law School hosted the conversation and provided the video.
5:55 AM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 3 min.Lectures in History James Buchanan & William Rufus King RelationshipEastern Connecticut State University professor Thomas Balcerski taught a class on the relationship ... Eastern Connecticut State University professor Thomas Balcerski taught a class on the relationship between two prominent mid-19th century politicians: James Buchanan, elected the nation's 15th president in 1856, and William Rufus King, who served briefly as vice president under Buchanan's predecessor, Franklin Pierce. Both men were lifelong bachelors and Professor Balcerski explored the gossip of the time that the two close confidants might have been more than friends -- an notion that persists to this day. Eastern Connecticut State University provided this video. 6:58 AM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 2 min.Mayflower Compact & Religious LibertyThe Heritage Foundation hosts a discussion about the Mayflower Compact, the document signed by the ... The Heritage Foundation hosts a discussion about the Mayflower Compact, the document signed by the Mayflower passengers shortly before their arrival in North America 400 years ago. Scholars talk about its role as a political agreement and as an inspiration for later documents and arguments for religious liberty. The Heritage Foundation provided this video. 8:00 AM ESTApprox. 55 min.History Bookshelf Lawrence Kudlow & Brian Domitrovic, "JFK and the Reagan Revolution"Lawrence Kudlow and Brian Domitrovic talked about their book "JFK and the Reagan Revolution: A ... Lawrence Kudlow and Brian Domitrovic talked about their book "JFK and the Reagan Revolution: A Secret History of American Prosperity," in which they examine the conservative economic initiatives of President John F. Kennedy and report on how his reduction of tax rates and his faith in Republican Treasury Secretary Douglas Dillon refuted his party's longstanding economic principles.
8:55 AM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 5 min.Historical Research in Fiction & NonfictionTwo best-selling authors discussed how they use historical research in their work. Novelist ... Two best-selling authors discussed how they use historical research in their work. Novelist Kathleen Rooney's latest is the World War I story "Cher Ami and Major Whittlesey" and Miles Harvey focused on his new nonfiction book, "The King of Confidence." The conversation was moderated by DePaul history professor Amy Tyson, and the University's English and History departments co-hosted this event and provided the video. Kathleen Rooney and Miles Harvey both teach in the DePaul English department. 10:00 AM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 15 min.Civil War Veterans & Opiate AddictionJonathan Jones of Penn State University talked about widespread opiate addiction among Civil War ... Jonathan Jones of Penn State University talked about widespread opiate addiction among Civil War veterans. He explained how prescribing opium and morphine -- common treatments used for wartime injuries -- grew into lifelong drug dependence for many. Virginia Tech's Center for Civil War Studies hosted this event and provided the video. 11:15 AM ESTApprox. 35 min.Veterans and Nuclear Radiation ExposureNational World War II Museum oral historian Hannah Dailey talked about "atomic veterans" -- ... National World War II Museum oral historian Hannah Dailey talked about "atomic veterans" -- servicemen assigned to nuclear bomb tests and clean-up -- many of whom suffered long-term health issues from radiation exposure. The program included interview clips with four of these veterans. The National World War II Museum hosted this discussion and provided the video.
11:50 AM ESTApprox. 55 min.Lectures in History New Deal Politics & Public OpinionUniversity of Maryland, Baltimore County professor William Blake taught a class about New Deal-era ... University of Maryland, Baltimore County professor William Blake taught a class about New Deal-era politics and the role of public opinion on issues such as court packing and executive power. Professor Blake argued that while many of President Roosevelt's policies had broad support, the general public -- fearing an upset to the balance of power -- swayed Congress to block some of FDR's initiatives, such as increasing the number of Supreme Court justices. This class took place online and the University of Maryland, Baltimore County provided the video. 12:45 PM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 5 min.Leprosy Treatment & StigmaAuthor and National Public Radio correspondent Pam Fessler discussed her book, "Carville's Cure: ... Author and National Public Radio correspondent Pam Fessler discussed her book, "Carville's Cure: Leprosy, Stigma, and the Fight for Justice." It looks at the history of the residential hospital for Americans with leprosy in Carville, Louisiana which began operation in 1894 and closed in 1999. The Kansas City Library Public Library hosted the program and provided the video. 1:50 PM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 9 min.U.S. Domestic Politics & Treaty of VersaillesWilliam Jewell College professor Gary Armstrong discussed the U.S. Senate's rejection of the 1919 ... William Jewell College professor Gary Armstrong discussed the U.S. Senate's rejection of the 1919 Treaty of Versailles to end World War I, which President Woodrow Wilson had spent seven months overseas negotiating. Professor Armstrong argued Wilson had hoped the treaty would vault the U.S. into a leading position in the global order, but that U.S. domestic political divisions -- combined with turmoil created by a flu pandemic, a "Red Scare," racial unrest and Wilson suffering a stroke - all contributed to his failure to achieve Senate ratification. The National World War I Museum and Memorial in Kansas City, Missouri hosted this event and provided the video.
2:59 PM ESTApprox. 35 min.National Army Museum Opening CeremonyOn November 11, 2020, the National Museum of the United States Army opened its doors. Its purpose ... On November 11, 2020, the National Museum of the United States Army opened its doors. Its purpose is to preserve and showcase over 245 years of U.S. Army history. Due to Coronavirus, the museum and the Army Historical Foundation held an online ceremony to commemorate the opening. The Army's Multimedia and Visual Information Directorate provided the video of the event. 3:34 PM ESTApprox. 26 min.American Artifacts Arlington National Cemetery 1915 Memorabilia BoxIn 1915, President Woodrow Wilson placed a memorabilia box in the cornerstone of the Memorial ... In 1915, President Woodrow Wilson placed a memorabilia box in the cornerstone of the Memorial Amphitheater at Arlington National Cemetery. In April 2020, 105 years later, it was opened to discover what was inside. American History TV visited Arlington to see the contents with cemetery historian Tim Frank and conservator Caitlin Smith, who talked about their significance and why the previous cemetery caretakers felt they were important to highlight at that moment in history. 4:00 PM ESTApprox. 31 min.Reel America "Crisis in Levittown, PA" - 1957This film explores the attitudes of homeowners after an African American family moves into the ... This film explores the attitudes of homeowners after an African American family moves into the all-white suburban development of 60,000. Located about 25 miles from Philadelphia, Levittown was the second of seven post-World War II developments geared towards veterans. Levittown management prohibited the sale of homes directly to African Americans, although it allowed private owners to do so.
4:31 PM ESTApprox. 30 min.Reel America "All the Way Home" - 1957This film dramatizes the prejudice and rumors that arise in a fictional white suburb when a black ... This film dramatizes the prejudice and rumors that arise in a fictional white suburb when a black family is seen visiting a home with a "For Sale" sign on the front lawn. Written by poet and political activist Muriel Rukeyser, the film was supported by over a dozen civic groups including the NAACP, National Council of Churches, Anti-Defamation League, United Auto Workers, and National Urban League. 5:01 PM ESTApprox. 19 min.Reel America "In the Suburbs" - 1957This Redbook Magazine film shows how young adults with children are a booming demographic and ... This Redbook Magazine film shows how young adults with children are a booming demographic and argues that the magazine can help them navigate a new way of life. It uses photographs, magazine text, and color and black and white film to show families engaged in leisure activities at home and at the new hub of suburban activity - the shopping center. 5:20 PM ESTApprox. 29 min.Reel America "American Look" - 1958This vivid color film highlights the work of interior, industrial, product, and auto designers who ... This vivid color film highlights the work of interior, industrial, product, and auto designers who create stylish new looks for mass-produced consumer goods. The narrator states that "the greatest freedom of the American people is the freedom of individual choice," and the film celebrates American abundance. It ends by showing designers at work on the 1959 Chevrolet Impala at General Motors' colorful Technical Center in Warren, Michigan.
5:49 PM ESTApprox. 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. 6:00 PM ESTApprox. 30 min.American Artifacts JFK Assassination RecordsMartha Murphy, head of the Special Access and Freedom of Information Act staff at the National ... Martha Murphy, head of the Special Access and Freedom of Information Act staff at the National Archives at College Park, Maryland, talked about the collection of artifacts related to the President John F. Kennedy assassination and the Warren Commission. She spoke about how records are preserved, including the so-called "magic bullet," Lee Harvey Oswald's rifle, and the Zapruder film. 6:30 PM ESTApprox. 50 min.Former Secretary of State James Baker on Leadership & His CareerFormer Secretary of State James Baker talks about leadership and his career with attorney and ... Former Secretary of State James Baker talks about leadership and his career with attorney and historian Talmage Boston. Mr. Baker served as secretary of state for President George H.W. Bush, and as Ronald Reagan's White House chief of staff and Treasury secretary. Baylor University Law School hosted the conversation and provided the video.
7:20 PM ESTApprox. 39 min.National Army Museum Opening CeremonyOn November 11, 2020, the National Museum of the United States Army opened its doors. Its purpose ... On November 11, 2020, the National Museum of the United States Army opened its doors. Its purpose is to preserve and showcase over 245 years of U.S. Army history. Due to Coronavirus, the museum and the Army Historical Foundation held an online ceremony to commemorate the opening. The Army's Multimedia and Visual Information Directorate provided the video of the event. 7:59 PM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 1 min.The Presidency Ronald Reagan Presidential Library & MuseumRonald Reagan Presidential Library & Museum director Duke Blackwood provided a virtual tour of the ... Ronald Reagan Presidential Library & Museum director Duke Blackwood provided a virtual tour of the library and museum that showcases the legacy of the nation's 40th president. He then took questions from viewers and National Archives Foundation executive director Patrick Madden. The National Archives Foundation hosted this event and provided the video. 9:00 PM ESTApprox. 1 hr.African American Women's Activism & SuffrageMartha Jones, author of "Vanguard: How Black Women Broke Barriers, Won the Vote, and Insisted on ... Martha Jones, author of "Vanguard: How Black Women Broke Barriers, Won the Vote, and Insisted on Equality For All" talked about the various ways African American women became involved in the women's suffrage movement and other political movements in the first half of the twentieth century. She focused on how they advocated for their communities in the face of voting restrictions by white state governments.
10:00 PM ESTApprox. 30 min.American Artifacts JFK Assassination RecordsMartha Murphy, head of the Special Access and Freedom of Information Act staff at the National ... Martha Murphy, head of the Special Access and Freedom of Information Act staff at the National Archives at College Park, Maryland, talked about the collection of artifacts related to the President John F. Kennedy assassination and the Warren Commission. She spoke about how records are preserved, including the so-called "magic bullet," Lee Harvey Oswald's rifle, and the Zapruder film. 10:30 PM ESTApprox. 50 min.Former Secretary of State James Baker on Leadership & His CareerFormer Secretary of State James Baker talks about leadership and his career with attorney and ... Former Secretary of State James Baker talks about leadership and his career with attorney and historian Talmage Boston. Mr. Baker served as secretary of state for President George H.W. Bush, and as Ronald Reagan's White House chief of staff and Treasury secretary. Baylor University Law School hosted the conversation and provided the video. 11:20 PM ESTApprox. 34 min.National Army Museum Opening CeremonyOn November 11, 2020, the National Museum of the United States Army opened its doors. Its purpose ... On November 11, 2020, the National Museum of the United States Army opened its doors. Its purpose is to preserve and showcase over 245 years of U.S. Army history. Due to Coronavirus, the museum and the Army Historical Foundation held an online ceremony to commemorate the opening. The Army's Multimedia and Visual Information Directorate provided the video of the event.
11:54 PM ESTApprox. 6 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.
Monday, November 30
12:00 AM ESTApprox. 1 hr.The Presidency Ronald Reagan Presidential Library & MuseumRonald Reagan Presidential Library & Museum director Duke Blackwood provided a virtual tour of the ... Ronald Reagan Presidential Library & Museum director Duke Blackwood provided a virtual tour of the library and museum that showcases the legacy of the nation's 40th president. He then took questions from viewers and National Archives Foundation executive director Patrick Madden. The National Archives Foundation hosted this event and provided the video. 1:00 AM ESTApprox. 1 hr.African American Women's Activism & SuffrageMartha Jones, author of "Vanguard: How Black Women Broke Barriers, Won the Vote, and Insisted on ... Martha Jones, author of "Vanguard: How Black Women Broke Barriers, Won the Vote, and Insisted on Equality For All" talked about the various ways African American women became involved in the women's suffrage movement and other political movements in the first half of the twentieth century. She focused on how they advocated for their communities in the face of voting restrictions by white state governments. 2:00 AM ESTApprox. 31 min.Reel America "Crisis in Levittown, PA" - 1957This film explores the attitudes of homeowners after an African American family moves into the ... This film explores the attitudes of homeowners after an African American family moves into the all-white suburban development of 60,000. Located about 25 miles from Philadelphia, Levittown was the second of seven post-World War II developments geared towards veterans. Levittown management prohibited the sale of homes directly to African Americans, although it allowed private owners to do so.
2:31 AM ESTApprox. 30 min.Reel America "All the Way Home" - 1957This film dramatizes the prejudice and rumors that arise in a fictional white suburb when a black ... This film dramatizes the prejudice and rumors that arise in a fictional white suburb when a black family is seen visiting a home with a "For Sale" sign on the front lawn. Written by poet and political activist Muriel Rukeyser, the film was supported by over a dozen civic groups including the NAACP, National Council of Churches, Anti-Defamation League, United Auto Workers, and National Urban League. 3:01 AM ESTApprox. 19 min.Reel America "In the Suburbs" - 1957This Redbook Magazine film shows how young adults with children are a booming demographic and ... This Redbook Magazine film shows how young adults with children are a booming demographic and argues that the magazine can help them navigate a new way of life. It uses photographs, magazine text, and color and black and white film to show families engaged in leisure activities at home and at the new hub of suburban activity - the shopping center. 3:20 AM ESTApprox. 28 min.Reel America "American Look" - 1958This vivid color film highlights the work of interior, industrial, product, and auto designers who ... This vivid color film highlights the work of interior, industrial, product, and auto designers who create stylish new looks for mass-produced consumer goods. The narrator states that "the greatest freedom of the American people is the freedom of individual choice," and the film celebrates American abundance. It ends by showing designers at work on the 1959 Chevrolet Impala at General Motors' colorful Technical Center in Warren, Michigan.
3:48 AM ESTApprox. 12 min.Indigenous People of the Great PlainsBill Mercer, Associate Director of Curatorial Affairs at the Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum, ... Bill Mercer, Associate Director of Curatorial Affairs at the Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum, guided us through the Native Lifeways of the Plains exhibition which showcases items from the indigenous people of the Great Plains. 4:00 AM ESTApprox. 30 min.American Artifacts JFK Assassination RecordsMartha Murphy, head of the Special Access and Freedom of Information Act staff at the National ... Martha Murphy, head of the Special Access and Freedom of Information Act staff at the National Archives at College Park, Maryland, talked about the collection of artifacts related to the President John F. Kennedy assassination and the Warren Commission. She spoke about how records are preserved, including the so-called "magic bullet," Lee Harvey Oswald's rifle, and the Zapruder film. 4:30 AM ESTApprox. 50 min.Former Secretary of State James Baker on Leadership & His CareerFormer Secretary of State James Baker talks about leadership and his career with attorney and ... Former Secretary of State James Baker talks about leadership and his career with attorney and historian Talmage Boston. Mr. Baker served as secretary of state for President George H.W. Bush, and as Ronald Reagan's White House chief of staff and Treasury secretary. Baylor University Law School hosted the conversation and provided the video.
5:20 AM ESTApprox. 40 min.National Army Museum Opening CeremonyOn November 11, 2020, the National Museum of the United States Army opened its doors. Its purpose ... On November 11, 2020, the National Museum of the United States Army opened its doors. Its purpose is to preserve and showcase over 245 years of U.S. Army history. Due to Coronavirus, the museum and the Army Historical Foundation held an online ceremony to commemorate the opening. The Army's Multimedia and Visual Information Directorate provided the video of the event. 6:00 AM ESTApprox. 1 hr.The Presidency Ronald Reagan Presidential Library & MuseumRonald Reagan Presidential Library & Museum director Duke Blackwood provided a virtual tour of the ... Ronald Reagan Presidential Library & Museum director Duke Blackwood provided a virtual tour of the library and museum that showcases the legacy of the nation's 40th president. He then took questions from viewers and National Archives Foundation executive director Patrick Madden. The National Archives Foundation hosted this event and provided the video. 7:00 AM ESTApprox. 59 min.African American Women's Activism & SuffrageMartha Jones, author of "Vanguard: How Black Women Broke Barriers, Won the Vote, and Insisted on ... Martha Jones, author of "Vanguard: How Black Women Broke Barriers, Won the Vote, and Insisted on Equality For All" talked about the various ways African American women became involved in the women's suffrage movement and other political movements in the first half of the twentieth century. She focused on how they advocated for their communities in the face of voting restrictions by white state governments.