American History TV Schedule

Week of December 1 through December 8

All times and durations are subject to change

Saturday, December 5
8:01 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. 8:32 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. 9:02 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.
9:21 AM ESTApprox. 34 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. 9:55 AM ESTApprox. 29 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. 10:24 AM ESTApprox. 57 min.The Presidency Herbert Hoover Presidential LibraryHerbert Hoover Presidential Library director Thomas Schwartz talked about how the library explores ... Herbert Hoover Presidential Library director Thomas Schwartz talked about how the library explores the life of the thirty-first chief executive. Mr. Schwartz explained that the facility takes a broad look at Hoover's career before, during and after his time in the White House. The National Archives Foundation hosted this event and provided the video.
11:21 AM 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. 11:55 AM ESTApprox. 48 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. 12:43 PM ESTApprox. 12 min.Route 66 in AmarilloWe rode along with Nick Gerlich, author of, "A Matter of Time- Route 66 Through the Lens of ... We rode along with Nick Gerlich, author of, "A Matter of Time- Route 66 Through the Lens of Change", as he talked about landmarks from the highway that still exist today.
12:55 PM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 4 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. 1:59 PM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 6 min.Boston Red Sox & World War IIBoston Red Sox historian Gordon Edes led a panel discussion on the team's home front and ... Boston Red Sox historian Gordon Edes led a panel discussion on the team's home front and battlefield contributions during World War II. Through the stories of Hall of Famer Ted Williams and others, they gave insight into the athletes training, combat experience, and reception when they returned home. This event was hosted by the Massachusetts Historical Society, and they provided the video. 3:05 PM ESTApprox. 55 min.Remembering the 1963 March on WashingtonAs part of their Cabinet Conversations series, Ford's Theatre hosted a panel discussion titled, ... As part of their Cabinet Conversations series, Ford's Theatre hosted a panel discussion titled, "Remembering the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom." Moderated by Jonathan White of Christopher Newport University, author George Derek Musgrove and 1963 march participant Edith Lee-Payne discussed the significance of the event and the state of the civil rights movement today.
4:00 PM ESTApprox. 40 min.History Bookshelf Adrian Miller, "The President's Kitchen Cabinet''Adrian Miller talked about his book "The President's Kitchen Cabinet: The Story of the African ... Adrian Miller talked about his book "The President's Kitchen Cabinet: The Story of the African Americans Who Have Fed Our First Families, from the Washingtons to the Obamas," in which he recalls the many African-Americans who worked in food service at the White House. He spoke at the Roosevelt Reading Festival. 4:40 PM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 19 min.Politics of the Founding Era & TodayPanelists compare Founding Era politics to today's. They stress that while government size and ... Panelists compare Founding Era politics to today's. They stress that while government size and voting demographics have changed, many issues that concern Americans today worried those in the republic's early years, as well. The Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the U.S. Senate hosted the event. 5:59 PM ESTApprox. 56 min.The Civil War Remembering the Civil War in the 1930sGettysburg College Civil War Institute hosted a online discussion with Nina Silber, author of ... Gettysburg College Civil War Institute hosted a online discussion with Nina Silber, author of "This War Ain't Over: Fighting the Civil War in New Deal America." Ms. Silber talked about the ways individuals and groups remembered the war and utilized it in their own political fights during the 1930s. Gettysburg College Civil War Institute provided the video.
6:55 PM ESTApprox. 15 min.American History TV Visits HawaiiThe C-SPAN Citiies Tour visited Hawaii to learn about the history of the state from local experts ... The C-SPAN Citiies Tour visited Hawaii to learn about the history of the state from local experts and historians. 7:10 PM ESTApprox. 49 min.The Presidency Thomas Jefferson's White HouseJames Conroy discussed his book, "Jefferson's White House: Monticello on the Potomac," which ... James Conroy discussed his book, "Jefferson's White House: Monticello on the Potomac," which examines the physical state of the White House during Thomas Jefferson's presidency and how he utilized the White House as a social and political tool. 7:59 PM ESTApprox. 31 min.Lectures in History 20th-Century Roadside AttractionsAs part of a course on the American road trip, University of Mary Washington professor Christine ... As part of a course on the American road trip, University of Mary Washington professor Christine Henry talked about the history of roadside attractions and her own experience travelling to a freshwater pond in Ohio called the Blue Hole.
8:30 PM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 30 min.The Presidency Lincoln, Douglass & EmancipationHistorians Harold Holzer, Edna Greene Medford and David Blight talked about the views of Abraham ... Historians Harold Holzer, Edna Greene Medford and David Blight talked about the views of Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass on emancipating those held in slavery. They tracked their evolution on the issue from early in their careers through the Civil War. The New-York Historical Society hosts the event. 10:00 PM ESTApprox. 11 min.Reel America "Man Against Microbe" - 1932This Metropolitan Life insurance Company film -- part of a health education series -- sketches 300 ... This Metropolitan Life insurance Company film -- part of a health education series -- sketches 300 years of research in public health and dramatizes discoveries by notable scientists. Beginning with a 1665 plague outbreak, the film ends expressing hope that science might one day conquer polio and cancer. This film is from the National Film Preservation Foundation and Library of Congress "Online Screening Room." 10:11 PM ESTApprox. 14 min.Reel America "A Special Report on Polio" - 1955This June 1955 broadcast by the radio and television networks in cooperation with the U.S. Public ... This June 1955 broadcast by the radio and television networks in cooperation with the U.S. Public Health Service hoped to dispel fears about the safety of the new Salk vaccine. U.S. Department of Health, Education, and Welfare Secretary Oveta Culp Hobby - who resigned a month later - introduces Surgeon General Leonard Scheele, who details efforts to insure the vaccine's safety. In May of 1955, the Surgeon General of the United States temporarily shut down the distribution of the Salk vaccine. In what is known as the "Cutter Incident," about 200,000 children had received a defective vaccine manufactured by Cutter Laboratories resulting in 40,000 cases of polio, 200 children with paralysis and 10 deaths. The problem led to congressional hearings, reforms, and the resignations of the National Institutes of Health director and Secretary Hobby. This film is part of the Library of Congress motion picture collections.
10:25 PM ESTApprox. 23 min.Reel America "Babies and Breadwinners - A Documentation of the 1961 Polio Vaccination Campaign"Produced by the Communicable Disease Center of the U.S. Public Health Service, this film documents ... Produced by the Communicable Disease Center of the U.S. Public Health Service, this film documents the effort to immunize every citizen living in Columbus, Georgia. In 1961 the polio vaccine had been in existence for more than six years, but many at-risk members of this Georgia population had not yet been immunized. The community-wide effort is detailed from planning and surveys to vaccination shots. 10:48 PM ESTApprox. 16 min.Reel America " Miracle in Tonga" - 1965This film tells the story of a group of CDC doctors who traveled to the island nation of Tonga to ... This film tells the story of a group of CDC doctors who traveled to the island nation of Tonga to immunize the population against smallpox using a new jet injection gun. The population of approximately 70,000 had no experience with smallpox epidemics, but in the 1960s, it was feared that increased world travel and tourism put the population at risk. Produced by the Communicable Disease Center in Atlanta, this film comes to us courtesy of the U.S. National Library of Medicine. 11:04 PM ESTApprox. 31 min.Reel America "Plagues and Politics - The Story of the United States Public Health Service" - 1998This film chronicles the Public Health Service from its 1798 authorization as the Marine Hospital ... This film chronicles the Public Health Service from its 1798 authorization as the Marine Hospital Service to its fight against AIDS in the 1990s. The U.S. Public Health Service is headed by the Surgeon General, and falls under the authority of the U.S. Health and Human Services Department, which produced this program to mark the service's bicentennial.
11:35 PM ESTApprox. 25 min.American Artifacts WWII U.S. Army Battalion Aid StationPhysician and living history hobbyist Jack Moody portrayed a World War II U.S. Army battalion ... Physician and living history hobbyist Jack Moody portrayed a World War II U.S. Army battalion surgeon at the annual Army Heritage Days in Carlisle, Pennsylvania. Dr. Moody's medical tent was set up as a 101st Airborne battalion aid station, a mobile emergency room that would have been located close to the front lines.
Sunday, December 6
12:00 AM ESTApprox. 30 min.Lectures in History 20th-Century Roadside AttractionsAs part of a course on the American road trip, University of Mary Washington professor Christine ... As part of a course on the American road trip, University of Mary Washington professor Christine Henry talked about the history of roadside attractions and her own experience travelling to a freshwater pond in Ohio called the Blue Hole. 12:30 AM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 30 min.The Presidency Lincoln, Douglass & EmancipationHistorians Harold Holzer, Edna Greene Medford and David Blight talked about the views of Abraham ... Historians Harold Holzer, Edna Greene Medford and David Blight talked about the views of Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass on emancipating those held in slavery. They tracked their evolution on the issue from early in their careers through the Civil War. The New-York Historical Society hosts the event. 2:00 AM ESTApprox. 40 min.History Bookshelf Adrian Miller, "The President's Kitchen Cabinet''Adrian Miller talked about his book "The President's Kitchen Cabinet: The Story of the African ... Adrian Miller talked about his book "The President's Kitchen Cabinet: The Story of the African Americans Who Have Fed Our First Families, from the Washingtons to the Obamas," in which he recalls the many African-Americans who worked in food service at the White House. He spoke at the Roosevelt Reading Festival.
2:40 AM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 20 min.Politics of the Founding Era & TodayPanelists compare Founding Era politics to today's. They stress that while government size and ... Panelists compare Founding Era politics to today's. They stress that while government size and voting demographics have changed, many issues that concern Americans today worried those in the republic's early years, as well. The Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the U.S. Senate hosted the event. 4:00 AM ESTApprox. 57 min.The Civil War Remembering the Civil War in the 1930sGettysburg College Civil War Institute hosted a online discussion with Nina Silber, author of ... Gettysburg College Civil War Institute hosted a online discussion with Nina Silber, author of "This War Ain't Over: Fighting the Civil War in New Deal America." Ms. Silber talked about the ways individuals and groups remembered the war and utilized it in their own political fights during the 1930s. Gettysburg College Civil War Institute provided the video. 4:57 AM ESTApprox. 13 min.American History TV Visits HawaiiThe C-SPAN Citiies Tour visited Hawaii to learn about the history of the state from local experts ... The C-SPAN Citiies Tour visited Hawaii to learn about the history of the state from local experts and historians.
5:10 AM ESTApprox. 50 min.The Presidency Thomas Jefferson's White HouseJames Conroy discussed his book, "Jefferson's White House: Monticello on the Potomac," which ... James Conroy discussed his book, "Jefferson's White House: Monticello on the Potomac," which examines the physical state of the White House during Thomas Jefferson's presidency and how he utilized the White House as a social and political tool. 6:00 AM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 1 min.Boston Red Sox & World War IIBoston Red Sox historian Gordon Edes led a panel discussion on the team's home front and ... Boston Red Sox historian Gordon Edes led a panel discussion on the team's home front and battlefield contributions during World War II. Through the stories of Hall of Famer Ted Williams and others, they gave insight into the athletes training, combat experience, and reception when they returned home. This event was hosted by the Massachusetts Historical Society, and they provided the video. 7:01 AM ESTApprox. 59 min.Remembering the 1963 March on WashingtonAs part of their Cabinet Conversations series, Ford's Theatre hosted a panel discussion titled, ... As part of their Cabinet Conversations series, Ford's Theatre hosted a panel discussion titled, "Remembering the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom." Moderated by Jonathan White of Christopher Newport University, author George Derek Musgrove and 1963 march participant Edith Lee-Payne discussed the significance of the event and the state of the civil rights movement today.
8:00 AM ESTApprox. 1 hr.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. 9:00 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. 10:00 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.
11:05 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. 11:55 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. 1:00 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.
1:59 PM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 1 min.World War I & the Birth of Communism in ChinaMilitary historian Geoff Babb discussed the influence of the United States, Europe; Japan, and ... Military historian Geoff Babb discussed the influence of the United States, Europe; Japan, and Russia in early 20th century China. Babb argued that the Chinese communist movement was largely a consequence of World War I -- born in May of 1919 with student movements against several issues -- including what they saw as unfair terms and imperial bias in the Treaty of Versailles. Geoff Babb traces this history and the unintended consequences of western influence up until the 1949 founding of communist China. The National World War I Museum & Memorial hosted this event and provided the video. 3:00 PM 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. 4:00 PM ESTApprox. 11 min.Reel America "Man Against Microbe" - 1932This Metropolitan Life insurance Company film -- part of a health education series -- sketches 300 ... This Metropolitan Life insurance Company film -- part of a health education series -- sketches 300 years of research in public health and dramatizes discoveries by notable scientists. Beginning with a 1665 plague outbreak, the film ends expressing hope that science might one day conquer polio and cancer. This film is from the National Film Preservation Foundation and Library of Congress "Online Screening Room."
4:11 PM ESTApprox. 14 min.Reel America "A Special Report on Polio" - 1955This June 1955 broadcast by the radio and television networks in cooperation with the U.S. Public ... This June 1955 broadcast by the radio and television networks in cooperation with the U.S. Public Health Service hoped to dispel fears about the safety of the new Salk vaccine. U.S. Department of Health, Education, and Welfare Secretary Oveta Culp Hobby - who resigned a month later - introduces Surgeon General Leonard Scheele, who details efforts to insure the vaccine's safety. In May of 1955, the Surgeon General of the United States temporarily shut down the distribution of the Salk vaccine. In what is known as the "Cutter Incident," about 200,000 children had received a defective vaccine manufactured by Cutter Laboratories resulting in 40,000 cases of polio, 200 children with paralysis and 10 deaths. The problem led to congressional hearings, reforms, and the resignations of the National Institutes of Health director and Secretary Hobby. This film is part of the Library of Congress motion picture collections. 4:25 PM ESTApprox. 24 min.Reel America "Babies and Breadwinners - A Documentation of the 1961 Polio Vaccination Campaign"Produced by the Communicable Disease Center of the U.S. Public Health Service, this film documents ... Produced by the Communicable Disease Center of the U.S. Public Health Service, this film documents the effort to immunize every citizen living in Columbus, Georgia. In 1961 the polio vaccine had been in existence for more than six years, but many at-risk members of this Georgia population had not yet been immunized. The community-wide effort is detailed from planning and surveys to vaccination shots. 4:49 PM ESTApprox. 16 min.Reel America " Miracle in Tonga" - 1965This film tells the story of a group of CDC doctors who traveled to the island nation of Tonga to ... This film tells the story of a group of CDC doctors who traveled to the island nation of Tonga to immunize the population against smallpox using a new jet injection gun. The population of approximately 70,000 had no experience with smallpox epidemics, but in the 1960s, it was feared that increased world travel and tourism put the population at risk. Produced by the Communicable Disease Center in Atlanta, this film comes to us courtesy of the U.S. National Library of Medicine.
5:05 PM ESTApprox. 30 min.Reel America "Plagues and Politics - The Story of the United States Public Health Service" - 1998This film chronicles the Public Health Service from its 1798 authorization as the Marine Hospital ... This film chronicles the Public Health Service from its 1798 authorization as the Marine Hospital Service to its fight against AIDS in the 1990s. The U.S. Public Health Service is headed by the Surgeon General, and falls under the authority of the U.S. Health and Human Services Department, which produced this program to mark the service's bicentennial. 5:35 PM ESTApprox. 25 min.Lectures in History 20th-Century Roadside AttractionsAs part of a course on the American road trip, University of Mary Washington professor Christine ... As part of a course on the American road trip, University of Mary Washington professor Christine Henry talked about the history of roadside attractions and her own experience travelling to a freshwater pond in Ohio called the Blue Hole. 6:00 PM ESTApprox. 29 min.American Artifacts Tenement MuseumKira Garcia talked about New York City's Lower East Side Tenement Museum, including an exhibit on ... Kira Garcia talked about New York City's Lower East Side Tenement Museum, including an exhibit on how immigrant families coped with poverty and crowded conditions in the 19th and early 20th centuries.
6:29 PM ESTApprox. 56 min.Presidential Leadership During the Cold WarUniversity of Virginia history professor William Hitchcock discussed presidential leadership ... University of Virginia history professor William Hitchcock discussed presidential leadership during the Cold War era and the Cold War's lasting impact. He is the author of "The Age of Eisenhower: America and the World in the 1950s." The Georgia Historical Society and UVA Club of Savannah co-hosted this event. 7:25 PM ESTApprox. 11 min.Reel America "Man Against Microbe" - 1932This Metropolitan Life insurance Company film -- part of a health education series -- sketches 300 ... This Metropolitan Life insurance Company film -- part of a health education series -- sketches 300 years of research in public health and dramatizes discoveries by notable scientists. Beginning with a 1665 plague outbreak, the film ends expressing hope that science might one day conquer polio and cancer. This film is from the National Film Preservation Foundation and Library of Congress "Online Screening Room." 7:36 PM ESTApprox. 24 min.Reel America "Plagues and Politics - The Story of the United States Public Health Service" - 1998This film chronicles the Public Health Service from its 1798 authorization as the Marine Hospital ... This film chronicles the Public Health Service from its 1798 authorization as the Marine Hospital Service to its fight against AIDS in the 1990s. The U.S. Public Health Service is headed by the Surgeon General, and falls under the authority of the U.S. Health and Human Services Department, which produced this program to mark the service's bicentennial.
8:00 PM ESTApprox. 59 min.The Presidency Herbert Hoover Presidential LibraryHerbert Hoover Presidential Library director Thomas Schwartz talked about how the library explores ... Herbert Hoover Presidential Library director Thomas Schwartz talked about how the library explores the life of the thirty-first chief executive. Mr. Schwartz explained that the facility takes a broad look at Hoover's career before, during and after his time in the White House. The National Archives Foundation hosted this event and provided the video. 8:59 PM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 1 min.James Madison & George Mason Constitutional DebateThe Constitutional Convention began in 1787 in Philadelphia. Virginians James Madison and George ... The Constitutional Convention began in 1787 in Philadelphia. Virginians James Madison and George Mason found themselves on opposing sides regarding key components of the document. In an event hosted by the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, these Founding Fathers debated issues from the Bill of Rights to slavery. 10:00 PM ESTApprox. 30 min.American Artifacts Tenement MuseumKira Garcia talked about New York City's Lower East Side Tenement Museum, including an exhibit on ... Kira Garcia talked about New York City's Lower East Side Tenement Museum, including an exhibit on how immigrant families coped with poverty and crowded conditions in the 19th and early 20th centuries.
10:30 PM ESTApprox. 55 min.Presidential Leadership During the Cold WarUniversity of Virginia history professor William Hitchcock discussed presidential leadership ... University of Virginia history professor William Hitchcock discussed presidential leadership during the Cold War era and the Cold War's lasting impact. He is the author of "The Age of Eisenhower: America and the World in the 1950s." The Georgia Historical Society and UVA Club of Savannah co-hosted this event. 11:25 PM ESTApprox. 11 min.Reel America "Man Against Microbe" - 1932This Metropolitan Life insurance Company film -- part of a health education series -- sketches 300 ... This Metropolitan Life insurance Company film -- part of a health education series -- sketches 300 years of research in public health and dramatizes discoveries by notable scientists. Beginning with a 1665 plague outbreak, the film ends expressing hope that science might one day conquer polio and cancer. This film is from the National Film Preservation Foundation and Library of Congress "Online Screening Room." 11:36 PM ESTApprox. 24 min.Reel America "Plagues and Politics - The Story of the United States Public Health Service" - 1998This film chronicles the Public Health Service from its 1798 authorization as the Marine Hospital ... This film chronicles the Public Health Service from its 1798 authorization as the Marine Hospital Service to its fight against AIDS in the 1990s. The U.S. Public Health Service is headed by the Surgeon General, and falls under the authority of the U.S. Health and Human Services Department, which produced this program to mark the service's bicentennial.
Monday, December 7
12:00 AM ESTApprox. 1 hr.The Presidency Herbert Hoover Presidential LibraryHerbert Hoover Presidential Library director Thomas Schwartz talked about how the library explores ... Herbert Hoover Presidential Library director Thomas Schwartz talked about how the library explores the life of the thirty-first chief executive. Mr. Schwartz explained that the facility takes a broad look at Hoover's career before, during and after his time in the White House. The National Archives Foundation hosted this event and provided the video. 1:00 AM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 1 min.James Madison & George Mason Constitutional DebateThe Constitutional Convention began in 1787 in Philadelphia. Virginians James Madison and George ... The Constitutional Convention began in 1787 in Philadelphia. Virginians James Madison and George Mason found themselves on opposing sides regarding key components of the document. In an event hosted by the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, these Founding Fathers debated issues from the Bill of Rights to slavery. 2:01 AM ESTApprox. 10 min.Reel America "Man Against Microbe" - 1932This Metropolitan Life insurance Company film -- part of a health education series -- sketches 300 ... This Metropolitan Life insurance Company film -- part of a health education series -- sketches 300 years of research in public health and dramatizes discoveries by notable scientists. Beginning with a 1665 plague outbreak, the film ends expressing hope that science might one day conquer polio and cancer. This film is from the National Film Preservation Foundation and Library of Congress "Online Screening Room."
2:11 AM ESTApprox. 15 min.Reel America "A Special Report on Polio" - 1955This June 1955 broadcast by the radio and television networks in cooperation with the U.S. Public ... This June 1955 broadcast by the radio and television networks in cooperation with the U.S. Public Health Service hoped to dispel fears about the safety of the new Salk vaccine. U.S. Department of Health, Education, and Welfare Secretary Oveta Culp Hobby - who resigned a month later - introduces Surgeon General Leonard Scheele, who details efforts to insure the vaccine's safety. In May of 1955, the Surgeon General of the United States temporarily shut down the distribution of the Salk vaccine. In what is known as the "Cutter Incident," about 200,000 children had received a defective vaccine manufactured by Cutter Laboratories resulting in 40,000 cases of polio, 200 children with paralysis and 10 deaths. The problem led to congressional hearings, reforms, and the resignations of the National Institutes of Health director and Secretary Hobby. This film is part of the Library of Congress motion picture collections. 2:26 AM ESTApprox. 23 min.Reel America "Babies and Breadwinners - A Documentation of the 1961 Polio Vaccination Campaign"Produced by the Communicable Disease Center of the U.S. Public Health Service, this film documents ... Produced by the Communicable Disease Center of the U.S. Public Health Service, this film documents the effort to immunize every citizen living in Columbus, Georgia. In 1961 the polio vaccine had been in existence for more than six years, but many at-risk members of this Georgia population had not yet been immunized. The community-wide effort is detailed from planning and surveys to vaccination shots. 2:49 AM ESTApprox. 16 min.Reel America " Miracle in Tonga" - 1965This film tells the story of a group of CDC doctors who traveled to the island nation of Tonga to ... This film tells the story of a group of CDC doctors who traveled to the island nation of Tonga to immunize the population against smallpox using a new jet injection gun. The population of approximately 70,000 had no experience with smallpox epidemics, but in the 1960s, it was feared that increased world travel and tourism put the population at risk. Produced by the Communicable Disease Center in Atlanta, this film comes to us courtesy of the U.S. National Library of Medicine.
3:05 AM ESTApprox. 25 min.Reel America "Plagues and Politics - The Story of the United States Public Health Service" - 1998This film chronicles the Public Health Service from its 1798 authorization as the Marine Hospital ... This film chronicles the Public Health Service from its 1798 authorization as the Marine Hospital Service to its fight against AIDS in the 1990s. The U.S. Public Health Service is headed by the Surgeon General, and falls under the authority of the U.S. Health and Human Services Department, which produced this program to mark the service's bicentennial. 3:30 AM ESTApprox. 5 min.Bush Family GravesiteWarren Finch, Director of the George H.W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum, took a walk to the ... Warren Finch, Director of the George H.W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum, took a walk to the burial site of President George H.W. Bush at his Presidential Library and Museum in College Station, Texas. The 41st President was laid to rest next to his wife Barbara, and their daughter Robin. 3:35 AM ESTApprox. 25 min.Lectures in History 20th-Century Roadside AttractionsAs part of a course on the American road trip, University of Mary Washington professor Christine ... As part of a course on the American road trip, University of Mary Washington professor Christine Henry talked about the history of roadside attractions and her own experience travelling to a freshwater pond in Ohio called the Blue Hole.
4:00 AM ESTApprox. 1 hr.The Presidency Herbert Hoover Presidential LibraryHerbert Hoover Presidential Library director Thomas Schwartz talked about how the library explores ... Herbert Hoover Presidential Library director Thomas Schwartz talked about how the library explores the life of the thirty-first chief executive. Mr. Schwartz explained that the facility takes a broad look at Hoover's career before, during and after his time in the White House. The National Archives Foundation hosted this event and provided the video. 5:00 AM ESTApprox. 1 hr.James Madison & George Mason Constitutional DebateThe Constitutional Convention began in 1787 in Philadelphia. Virginians James Madison and George ... The Constitutional Convention began in 1787 in Philadelphia. Virginians James Madison and George Mason found themselves on opposing sides regarding key components of the document. In an event hosted by the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, these Founding Fathers debated issues from the Bill of Rights to slavery. 6:00 AM ESTApprox. 30 min.American Artifacts Tenement MuseumKira Garcia talked about New York City's Lower East Side Tenement Museum, including an exhibit on ... Kira Garcia talked about New York City's Lower East Side Tenement Museum, including an exhibit on how immigrant families coped with poverty and crowded conditions in the 19th and early 20th centuries.
6:30 AM ESTApprox. 54 min.Presidential Leadership During the Cold WarUniversity of Virginia history professor William Hitchcock discussed presidential leadership ... University of Virginia history professor William Hitchcock discussed presidential leadership during the Cold War era and the Cold War's lasting impact. He is the author of "The Age of Eisenhower: America and the World in the 1950s." The Georgia Historical Society and UVA Club of Savannah co-hosted this event. 7:24 AM ESTApprox. 11 min.Reel America "Man Against Microbe" - 1932This Metropolitan Life insurance Company film -- part of a health education series -- sketches 300 ... This Metropolitan Life insurance Company film -- part of a health education series -- sketches 300 years of research in public health and dramatizes discoveries by notable scientists. Beginning with a 1665 plague outbreak, the film ends expressing hope that science might one day conquer polio and cancer. This film is from the National Film Preservation Foundation and Library of Congress "Online Screening Room." 7:35 AM ESTApprox. 25 min.Reel America "Plagues and Politics - The Story of the United States Public Health Service" - 1998This film chronicles the Public Health Service from its 1798 authorization as the Marine Hospital ... This film chronicles the Public Health Service from its 1798 authorization as the Marine Hospital Service to its fight against AIDS in the 1990s. The U.S. Public Health Service is headed by the Surgeon General, and falls under the authority of the U.S. Health and Human Services Department, which produced this program to mark the service's bicentennial.