American History TV Schedule

Week of January 14 through January 21

All times and durations are subject to change

Saturday, January 16
7:18 AM ESTApprox. 43 min.1936 Berlin Olympics - Defying the "Master Race"The 1936 Olympic Games were held in Berlin, Germany despite concerns about the racist Nazi ... The 1936 Olympic Games were held in Berlin, Germany despite concerns about the racist Nazi government and Adolf Hitler. In an event hosted by the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum, participants discussed Hitler's objective to showcase the so-called "master race," and the experiences of black and Jewish athletes who decided to participate in the games. The U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum also provided the video for this online event. 8:01 AM ESTApprox. 20 min.Reel America President Reagan Farewell Remarks to Staff - 1989At the end of his second term, President Reagan and first lady Nancy Reagan said goodbye to staff ... At the end of his second term, President Reagan and first lady Nancy Reagan said goodbye to staff in the East Room of the White House. Chief of staff Kenneth Duberstein, the first lady's press secretary Elaine Crispen, and director of the presidential comments and greetings office Joan DeCain also made remarks. 8:21 AM ESTApprox. 5 min.Reel America President Reagan Final Weekly Radio Address - January 14, 1989In his final weekly radio broadcast, President Ronald Reagan reflected on the eight years he ... In his final weekly radio broadcast, President Ronald Reagan reflected on the eight years he served and the end of his administration.
8:26 AM ESTApprox. 17 min.Reel America President Carter Farewell Address - 1981On January 14, 1981, President Jimmy Carter delivered a farewell address to the nation, thanking ... On January 14, 1981, President Jimmy Carter delivered a farewell address to the nation, thanking his staff and the American people for the opportunity to serve, warning about the continuing threat of nuclear war, and expressing hope for the promotion of democracy and protection of human rights around the world. 8:43 AM ESTApprox. 15 min.The Presidency President Dwight Eisenhower Farewell AddressPresident Dwight Eisenhower spoke to the nation in a farewell address. The address, sometimes ... President Dwight Eisenhower spoke to the nation in a farewell address. The address, sometimes referred to as the "Military-Industrial Complex Speech", is considered by some to be one of the most significant speeches of the Eisenhower presidency. 8:58 AM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 2 min.Reel America "The President - January 1969"This is the final film in a monthly series produced by the Naval Photographic Unit to document the ... This is the final film in a monthly series produced by the Naval Photographic Unit to document the activities of President Lyndon B. Johnson between 1964 and 1969. LBJ reflects on his time in office in speeches, ceremonies and events. He honors the Apollo 8 astronauts, dedicates the Hirshhorn Museum of Art, awards several Medals of Honor, holds his final cabinet meeting, delivers a State of the Union address, and witnesses the inauguration of Richard Nixon. The film also covers the First Lady, including a speech on her conservation and beautification efforts.
10:00 AM ESTApprox. 33 min.American Artifacts U.S. Diplomacy Center Museum Collections - Part 1A curator and a historian from the State Department's U.S. Diplomacy Center used a selection of ... A curator and a historian from the State Department's U.S. Diplomacy Center used a selection of artifacts from their collection of more than 7,000 to tell the diplomatic history of the United States. The artifacts will be featured in the U.S. Diplomacy Center Museum, which is connected to the U.S. State Department. 10:33 AM ESTApprox. 42 min.American Artifacts U.S. Diplomacy Center Museum Collections - Part 2A curator and a historian from the State Department's U.S. Diplomacy Center used a selection of ... A curator and a historian from the State Department's U.S. Diplomacy Center used a selection of artifacts from their collection of more than 7,000 to tell the diplomatic history of the United States. The artifacts will be featured in the U.S. Diplomacy Center Museum, which is connected to the U.S. State Department. 11:15 AM ESTApprox. 45 min.The Civil War Fort Sumter and First Shots of the Civil WarLocated in Charleston harbor, Fort Sumter was still held by Union forces in April 1861, despite ... Located in Charleston harbor, Fort Sumter was still held by Union forces in April 1861, despite South Carolina's secession in 1860. National Park Service historian Mark Maloy described the events of April 12, 1861, when Confederate guns around the harbor opened fire on Fort Sumter. This talk was part of a symposium on "The War in the East" hosted by the "Emerging Civil War" blog.
12:00 PM ESTApprox. 45 min.The Presidency The Ford Family in the White HouseSusan Ford Bales, daughter of President Gerald Ford & Betty Ford, talks about the Ford family's ... Susan Ford Bales, daughter of President Gerald Ford & Betty Ford, talks about the Ford family's time in the White House with former ABC News White House correspondent Ann Compton. They focus on first lady Betty Ford and her impact on American society. The White House Historical Association hosted this event and provided the video. 12:45 PM ESTApprox. 45 min.The Presidency Jackie Kennedy's Style & SubstanceMiller Center presidential studies director Barbara Perry discussed Jackie Kennedy's time as first ... Miller Center presidential studies director Barbara Perry discussed Jackie Kennedy's time as first lady. Ms. Perry argued that as an ambassador and style icon Jackie Kennedy actively developed symbols and images of the Kennedy presidency, a crucial part of their legacy. The White House Historical Association hosted this event and provided the video. 1:30 PM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 20 min.How World War I Affected the U.S.Historian Garrett Peck talked about his book, "The Great War in America: World War I and Its ... Historian Garrett Peck talked about his book, "The Great War in America: World War I and Its Aftermath." He chronicled how the war impacted Americans as well as societal issues such as Prohibition, women's suffrage and race riots. The Smithsonian Associates hosted this event.
2:50 PM ESTApprox. 10 min.Reel America "The Third Inauguration of Franklin D. Roosevelt" - 1941This Castle Films newsreel summarizes the life of President Franklin Roosevelt up to and including ... This Castle Films newsreel summarizes the life of President Franklin Roosevelt up to and including his third inauguration ceremony and parade on January 20, 1941. 3:00 PM ESTApprox. 1 hr.Enslaved Women & the Antebellum Slave TradeAuthor Alexandra Finley spoke with the co-editors of the Journal of the Civil War Era about her ... Author Alexandra Finley spoke with the co-editors of the Journal of the Civil War Era about her book, "An Intimate Economy: Enslaved Women, Work, and America's Domestic Slave Trade." Ms. Finley detailed how she chose the enslaved women profiled in her book and how she researched their complicated relationships and work within the slave trade. The Journal of the Civil War Era provided this video. 4:00 PM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 25 min.History Bookshelf Jeffrey Engel, "When the World Seemed New"Jeffrey Engel talked about his book "When the World Seemed New," in which he examines George H.W. ... Jeffrey Engel talked about his book "When the World Seemed New," in which he examines George H.W. Bush's foreign policy initiatives at the start of the post-Cold War world.
5:25 PM 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. 6:00 PM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 19 min.The Civil War Ethnic & Immigrant Troops in the Civil WarHistorians discussed the role and reception of ethnic and immigrant troops during the Civil War. ... Historians discussed the role and reception of ethnic and immigrant troops during the Civil War. They talked about German, Irish, and African American soldiers as well as the newspapers that served these communities. This session was part an annual symposium on the 19th century press and the Civil War hosted by the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. The school provided this video. 7:19 PM ESTApprox. 41 min.American Artifacts Muscogee Creek Nation Council HouseMuscogee (Creek) Nation curator John Beaver showed us the restored 1878 council house in Okmulgee, ... Muscogee (Creek) Nation curator John Beaver showed us the restored 1878 council house in Okmulgee, Oklahoma, which was taken from the tribe in 1907 but reacquired in 2010. Mr. Beaver discussed the tribe's roots in Alabama and Georgia, their forced removal to the West, and the struggle to maintain their new lands and sovereign government.
8:00 PM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 15 min.Lectures in History First Ladies' MemoirsWashington University in St. Louis professor Peter Kastor led a discussion comparing several first ... Washington University in St. Louis professor Peter Kastor led a discussion comparing several first ladies' memoirs from Sarah Polk to Michelle Obama. He and his class talked about subjects covered in most first ladies' memoirs and how they differ from those written by presidents. 9:15 PM ESTApprox. 45 min.World War II War BridesOne million women from 50 different countries married American servicemen during and immediately ... One million women from 50 different countries married American servicemen during and immediately after World War II. Erin Coggins, a high school teacher from Alabama, talked about these war brides and their experiences both during the war and after moving to the U.S. The Friends of the National World War II Memorial hosted this discussion as part of its annual teachers conference and provided the video. 10:00 PM ESTApprox. 18 min.Reel America "The Inauguration of John F. Kennedy" - 1961Movietone News and the U.S. Information Agency produced this compilation of highlights for foreign ... Movietone News and the U.S. Information Agency produced this compilation of highlights for foreign audiences. Beginning with President-elect Kennedy's departure from his Georgetown home to meet President Eisenhower at the White House, the film shows portions of the inauguration ceremony, the parade, and ends with a fireworks display, scenes from an inaugural ball, and the swearing-in of President Kennedy's cabinet.
10:18 PM ESTApprox. 44 min.Reel America "The Inaugural Story 1969"This Joint Congressional Inaugural Committee and Naval Photographic Center film details the ... This Joint Congressional Inaugural Committee and Naval Photographic Center film details the time-honored events that take place on presidential inauguration day. Documenting the January 20, 1969 Richard Nixon inauguration, the film shows planning meetings and the construction of the ceremony platform, then chronicles the day beginning with the White House meeting between outgoing President Johnson and incoming President Nixon. The narrator describes the sequence of events, the order of guest arrivals, and includes extended portions of President Nixon's inaugural address. The film concludes with scenes of the inaugural parade. 11:02 PM ESTApprox. 17 min.President Truman InaugurationNewsreel footage of President Harry Truman's inaugural ceremony on January 20, 1949 was shown ... Newsreel footage of President Harry Truman's inaugural ceremony on January 20, 1949 was shown courtesy of the Truman Presidential Library. The U.S. Army film features highlights of President Truman's only inauguration ceremony. He became president in 1945 upon the death of Franklin Roosevelt. In 1948, he was elected, defeating Thomas Dewey in a race many thought he wouldn't win. 11:19 PM ESTApprox. 26 min.Reel America President Eisenhower 1957 InaugurationNewsreel coverage of the second inauguration of President Dwight D. Eisenhower in 1957 was shown ... Newsreel coverage of the second inauguration of President Dwight D. Eisenhower in 1957 was shown courtesy of the Eisenhower Presidential Library. The video, produced by the Senate Recording Studio, features highlights of President Eisenhower's second inauguration. The official oath was taken in private at the White House because January 20th fell on a Sunday in 1957. The next day, Monday January 21st, a public inaugural ceremony was held. This video also shows highlights of the parade and balls that evening.
11:45 PM ESTApprox. 15 min.Reel America "The Third Inauguration of Franklin D. Roosevelt" - 1941This Castle Films newsreel summarizes the life of President Franklin Roosevelt up to and including ... This Castle Films newsreel summarizes the life of President Franklin Roosevelt up to and including his third inauguration ceremony and parade on January 20, 1941.
Sunday, January 17
12:00 AM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 15 min.Lectures in History First Ladies' MemoirsWashington University in St. Louis professor Peter Kastor led a discussion comparing several first ... Washington University in St. Louis professor Peter Kastor led a discussion comparing several first ladies' memoirs from Sarah Polk to Michelle Obama. He and his class talked about subjects covered in most first ladies' memoirs and how they differ from those written by presidents. 1:15 AM ESTApprox. 45 min.World War II War BridesOne million women from 50 different countries married American servicemen during and immediately ... One million women from 50 different countries married American servicemen during and immediately after World War II. Erin Coggins, a high school teacher from Alabama, talked about these war brides and their experiences both during the war and after moving to the U.S. The Friends of the National World War II Memorial hosted this discussion as part of its annual teachers conference and provided the video. 2:00 AM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 25 min.History Bookshelf Jeffrey Engel, "When the World Seemed New"Jeffrey Engel talked about his book "When the World Seemed New," in which he examines George H.W. ... Jeffrey Engel talked about his book "When the World Seemed New," in which he examines George H.W. Bush's foreign policy initiatives at the start of the post-Cold War world.
3:25 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. 4:00 AM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 19 min.The Civil War Ethnic & Immigrant Troops in the Civil WarHistorians discussed the role and reception of ethnic and immigrant troops during the Civil War. ... Historians discussed the role and reception of ethnic and immigrant troops during the Civil War. They talked about German, Irish, and African American soldiers as well as the newspapers that served these communities. This session was part an annual symposium on the 19th century press and the Civil War hosted by the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. The school provided this video. 5:19 AM ESTApprox. 41 min.American Artifacts Muscogee Creek Nation Council HouseMuscogee (Creek) Nation curator John Beaver showed us the restored 1878 council house in Okmulgee, ... Muscogee (Creek) Nation curator John Beaver showed us the restored 1878 council house in Okmulgee, Oklahoma, which was taken from the tribe in 1907 but reacquired in 2010. Mr. Beaver discussed the tribe's roots in Alabama and Georgia, their forced removal to the West, and the struggle to maintain their new lands and sovereign government.
6:00 AM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 15 min.Lectures in History First Ladies' MemoirsWashington University in St. Louis professor Peter Kastor led a discussion comparing several first ... Washington University in St. Louis professor Peter Kastor led a discussion comparing several first ladies' memoirs from Sarah Polk to Michelle Obama. He and his class talked about subjects covered in most first ladies' memoirs and how they differ from those written by presidents. 7:15 AM ESTApprox. 45 min.World War II War BridesOne million women from 50 different countries married American servicemen during and immediately ... One million women from 50 different countries married American servicemen during and immediately after World War II. Erin Coggins, a high school teacher from Alabama, talked about these war brides and their experiences both during the war and after moving to the U.S. The Friends of the National World War II Memorial hosted this discussion as part of its annual teachers conference and provided the video. 8:00 AM ESTApprox. 50 min.History Bookshelf Lynne Cheney and Karl Rove on the Bush AdministrationFormer Second Lady Lynne Cheney and former presidential adviser Karl Rove reflected on the George ... Former Second Lady Lynne Cheney and former presidential adviser Karl Rove reflected on the George W. Bush administration.
8:50 AM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 10 min.1811 Espionage Trial of Gen. James WilkinsonJames Wilkinson fought in the American Revolution and later served as commanding general of the ... James Wilkinson fought in the American Revolution and later served as commanding general of the U.S. Army and first governor of the Louisiana Territory. Yet, in 1811, accused of spying for the Spanish Empire, he became the highest ranking official in U.S. history ever to face an espionage trial. Retired CIA investigator Howard Cox, who is writing a book on Wilkinson, detailed the controversial career of the accused, and recounted the trial's questionable proceedings, which saw Wilkinson acquitted. Heritage Frederick hosted this talk and provided the video. 10:00 AM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 42 min.The Civil War Commemorating Soldiers in the PressScholars discussed how the Civil War press commemorated soldiers in newspaper illustrations, ... Scholars discussed how the Civil War press commemorated soldiers in newspaper illustrations, obituaries, prisoner of war accounts and solicitations to fund monuments. This session was part of an annual symposium on the 19th-century press and the Civil War hosted by the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. The school provided this video. 11:42 AM ESTApprox. 18 min.American Artifacts National World War I Museum and MemorialWe travel to Kansas City, Missouri to learn about the National World War I Museum and Memorial, ... We travel to Kansas City, Missouri to learn about the National World War I Museum and Memorial, built to preserve the history of what was then called "The Great War" and to honor the Americans who served. Our guide is Matthew Naylor, president & CEO of the site. April 6, 2017, marks the centennial of U.S. entry into World War I.
12:00 PM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 5 min.Lectures in History Colonial Myths and MonumentsUniversity of Delaware professor Zara Anishanslin taught a class about how colonial history is ... University of Delaware professor Zara Anishanslin taught a class about how colonial history is remembered through historic sites and monuments, and sometimes contested. She argued that people's assumptions about Colonial America are influenced by material and popular culture, including paintings depicting early American history in the U.S. Capitol and statues of Columbus and Pocahontas. This video was provided by the University of Delaware. 1:05 PM ESTApprox. 55 min.Chinese American World War II Military ServiceThe National World War II Museum hosted an online panel discussion on efforts to document the more ... The National World War II Museum hosted an online panel discussion on efforts to document the more than 22,000 Chinese Americans who served in the U.S. armed forces in World War II. Speakers included an author of a book on the subject, a researcher who assisted her efforts, a Chinese American Vietnam War Veteran, and the daughter of one of the 22,000 veterans. They also discussed Chinese American contributions to the war effort and the impact of their service in integrating into broader American society after the war. The National World War II Museum provided this video. 2:00 PM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 15 min.Battle of Iwo JimaHistorian Mark DePue discussed the 1945 Battle of Iwo Jima and the strategic importance of the ... Historian Mark DePue discussed the 1945 Battle of Iwo Jima and the strategic importance of the island to both the American and Japanese forces during World War II. He recounted eyewitness soldier testimonies and detailed the military maneuvers of the month-long campaign. The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum hosted this event and provided the video.
3:15 PM ESTApprox. 45 min.History Bookshelf Chris DeRose, "Star Spangled Scandal".Chris DeRose talked about Star Spangled Scandal: Sex, Murder, and the Trial that Changed America. ... .Chris DeRose talked about Star Spangled Scandal: Sex, Murder, and the Trial that Changed America. In his book he recounted the murder of Francis Scott Key's son, Philip Barton Key, by New York U.S. Representative Daniel Sickles in 1859. 4:00 PM ESTApprox. 17 min.Reel America "The Inauguration of John F. Kennedy" - 1961Movietone News and the U.S. Information Agency produced this compilation of highlights for foreign ... Movietone News and the U.S. Information Agency produced this compilation of highlights for foreign audiences. Beginning with President-elect Kennedy's departure from his Georgetown home to meet President Eisenhower at the White House, the film shows portions of the inauguration ceremony, the parade, and ends with a fireworks display, scenes from an inaugural ball, and the swearing-in of President Kennedy's cabinet. 4:17 PM ESTApprox. 44 min.Reel America "The Inaugural Story 1969"This Joint Congressional Inaugural Committee and Naval Photographic Center film details the ... This Joint Congressional Inaugural Committee and Naval Photographic Center film details the time-honored events that take place on presidential inauguration day. Documenting the January 20, 1969 Richard Nixon inauguration, the film shows planning meetings and the construction of the ceremony platform, then chronicles the day beginning with the White House meeting between outgoing President Johnson and incoming President Nixon. The narrator describes the sequence of events, the order of guest arrivals, and includes extended portions of President Nixon's inaugural address. The film concludes with scenes of the inaugural parade.
5:01 PM ESTApprox. 18 min.President Truman InaugurationNewsreel footage of President Harry Truman's inaugural ceremony on January 20, 1949 was shown ... Newsreel footage of President Harry Truman's inaugural ceremony on January 20, 1949 was shown courtesy of the Truman Presidential Library. The U.S. Army film features highlights of President Truman's only inauguration ceremony. He became president in 1945 upon the death of Franklin Roosevelt. In 1948, he was elected, defeating Thomas Dewey in a race many thought he wouldn't win. 5:19 PM ESTApprox. 25 min.Reel America President Eisenhower 1957 InaugurationNewsreel coverage of the second inauguration of President Dwight D. Eisenhower in 1957 was shown ... Newsreel coverage of the second inauguration of President Dwight D. Eisenhower in 1957 was shown courtesy of the Eisenhower Presidential Library. The video, produced by the Senate Recording Studio, features highlights of President Eisenhower's second inauguration. The official oath was taken in private at the White House because January 20th fell on a Sunday in 1957. The next day, Monday January 21st, a public inaugural ceremony was held. This video also shows highlights of the parade and balls that evening. 5:44 PM ESTApprox. 16 min.Reel America "The Third Inauguration of Franklin D. Roosevelt" - 1941This Castle Films newsreel summarizes the life of President Franklin Roosevelt up to and including ... This Castle Films newsreel summarizes the life of President Franklin Roosevelt up to and including his third inauguration ceremony and parade on January 20, 1941.
6:00 PM ESTApprox. 59 min.American Artifacts First Half-Century of AviationOn "American Artifacts," we visit the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum located in ... On "American Artifacts," we visit the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum located in Washington, DC, just down the National Mall from from the U.S. Capitol. Our guide is curator Jeremy Kinney ("KEN"-ee), who shows us some of the museum's rare and one-of-a-kind artifacts to tell the story of the quest to go higher, faster and farther during the first half-century of aviation. 6:59 PM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 1 min.American Artifacts Space Exploration From the Moon to MarsOn American Artifacts, we visit the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum located on the ... On American Artifacts, we visit the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum located on the National Mall in Washington, DC. Our tour guide is Valerie Neal, head of the space history department at the museum, who shows us artifacts that tell the story of space exploration from the Moon to Mars. 8:00 PM ESTApprox. 12 min.The Presidency Persian Gulf Air War BeginsPresident George H.W Bush addressed the nation from the Oval Office following the joint military ... President George H.W Bush addressed the nation from the Oval Office following the joint military attacks against Iraq that had begun earlier in the evening. President Bush stated that the U.S. had no other choice than to attack Iraq to remove Saddam Hussein from Kuwait. He said no ground troops were involved in the current military conflict. The U.S.' objective in the Persian Gulf was, President Bush said, to restore the legitimate Kuwaiti government and allow freedom in Kuwait. An air attack by U.S. forces of Baghdad, Iraq, began at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday night EST, 2:30 a.m. Iraqi time Thursday morning. U.S., British and Saudi planes took part in the attack which targeted central Baghdad, including oil refineries and the Baghdad airport. The conflict ended months of speculation on the outcome of U.S. threats to remove Iraqi forces from their occupation of Kuwait according to the U.N. resolution allowing the use of force in the liberation of Kuwait.
8:12 PM ESTApprox. 53 min.The Presidency 1991 State of the Union AddressPresident George H.W. Bush delivered his State of the Union Address. President Bush tried to ... President George H.W. Bush delivered his State of the Union Address. President Bush tried to reassure Americans that the U.S. would win the war in the Persian Gulf and overcome domestic economic problems. On the domestic front, he promised to put the recession "behind us" and resume "the largest peacetime economic expansion in history." 9:05 PM ESTApprox. 55 min.Could We Do It Again?The Friends of the National World War II Memorial hosts an annual teachers conference where ... The Friends of the National World War II Memorial hosts an annual teachers conference where educators give presentations on World War II history and its impact. Florida high school teacher David Trail looked at the state of U.S. industry and society during World War II and explored whether the U.S. would be capable of such an effort today if faced with another global war. The Friends of the National World War II Memorial provided this video. 10:00 PM ESTApprox. 59 min.American Artifacts First Half-Century of AviationOn "American Artifacts," we visit the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum located in ... On "American Artifacts," we visit the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum located in Washington, DC, just down the National Mall from from the U.S. Capitol. Our guide is curator Jeremy Kinney ("KEN"-ee), who shows us some of the museum's rare and one-of-a-kind artifacts to tell the story of the quest to go higher, faster and farther during the first half-century of aviation.
10:59 PM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 1 min.American Artifacts Space Exploration From the Moon to MarsOn American Artifacts, we visit the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum located on the ... On American Artifacts, we visit the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum located on the National Mall in Washington, DC. Our tour guide is Valerie Neal, head of the space history department at the museum, who shows us artifacts that tell the story of space exploration from the Moon to Mars.
Monday, January 18
12:00 AM ESTApprox. 13 min.The Presidency Persian Gulf Air War BeginsPresident George H.W Bush addressed the nation from the Oval Office following the joint military ... President George H.W Bush addressed the nation from the Oval Office following the joint military attacks against Iraq that had begun earlier in the evening. President Bush stated that the U.S. had no other choice than to attack Iraq to remove Saddam Hussein from Kuwait. He said no ground troops were involved in the current military conflict. The U.S.' objective in the Persian Gulf was, President Bush said, to restore the legitimate Kuwaiti government and allow freedom in Kuwait. An air attack by U.S. forces of Baghdad, Iraq, began at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday night EST, 2:30 a.m. Iraqi time Thursday morning. U.S., British and Saudi planes took part in the attack which targeted central Baghdad, including oil refineries and the Baghdad airport. The conflict ended months of speculation on the outcome of U.S. threats to remove Iraqi forces from their occupation of Kuwait according to the U.N. resolution allowing the use of force in the liberation of Kuwait. 12:13 AM ESTApprox. 52 min.The Presidency 1991 State of the Union AddressPresident George H.W. Bush delivered his State of the Union Address. President Bush tried to ... President George H.W. Bush delivered his State of the Union Address. President Bush tried to reassure Americans that the U.S. would win the war in the Persian Gulf and overcome domestic economic problems. On the domestic front, he promised to put the recession "behind us" and resume "the largest peacetime economic expansion in history." 1:05 AM ESTApprox. 55 min.Could We Do It Again?The Friends of the National World War II Memorial hosts an annual teachers conference where ... The Friends of the National World War II Memorial hosts an annual teachers conference where educators give presentations on World War II history and its impact. Florida high school teacher David Trail looked at the state of U.S. industry and society during World War II and explored whether the U.S. would be capable of such an effort today if faced with another global war. The Friends of the National World War II Memorial provided this video.
2:00 AM ESTApprox. 17 min.Reel America "The Inauguration of John F. Kennedy" - 1961Movietone News and the U.S. Information Agency produced this compilation of highlights for foreign ... Movietone News and the U.S. Information Agency produced this compilation of highlights for foreign audiences. Beginning with President-elect Kennedy's departure from his Georgetown home to meet President Eisenhower at the White House, the film shows portions of the inauguration ceremony, the parade, and ends with a fireworks display, scenes from an inaugural ball, and the swearing-in of President Kennedy's cabinet. 2:17 AM ESTApprox. 44 min.Reel America "The Inaugural Story 1969"This Joint Congressional Inaugural Committee and Naval Photographic Center film details the ... This Joint Congressional Inaugural Committee and Naval Photographic Center film details the time-honored events that take place on presidential inauguration day. Documenting the January 20, 1969 Richard Nixon inauguration, the film shows planning meetings and the construction of the ceremony platform, then chronicles the day beginning with the White House meeting between outgoing President Johnson and incoming President Nixon. The narrator describes the sequence of events, the order of guest arrivals, and includes extended portions of President Nixon's inaugural address. The film concludes with scenes of the inaugural parade. 3:01 AM ESTApprox. 18 min.President Truman InaugurationNewsreel footage of President Harry Truman's inaugural ceremony on January 20, 1949 was shown ... Newsreel footage of President Harry Truman's inaugural ceremony on January 20, 1949 was shown courtesy of the Truman Presidential Library. The U.S. Army film features highlights of President Truman's only inauguration ceremony. He became president in 1945 upon the death of Franklin Roosevelt. In 1948, he was elected, defeating Thomas Dewey in a race many thought he wouldn't win.
3:19 AM ESTApprox. 25 min.Reel America President Eisenhower 1957 InaugurationNewsreel coverage of the second inauguration of President Dwight D. Eisenhower in 1957 was shown ... Newsreel coverage of the second inauguration of President Dwight D. Eisenhower in 1957 was shown courtesy of the Eisenhower Presidential Library. The video, produced by the Senate Recording Studio, features highlights of President Eisenhower's second inauguration. The official oath was taken in private at the White House because January 20th fell on a Sunday in 1957. The next day, Monday January 21st, a public inaugural ceremony was held. This video also shows highlights of the parade and balls that evening. 3:44 AM ESTApprox. 11 min.Reel America "The Third Inauguration of Franklin D. Roosevelt" - 1941This Castle Films newsreel summarizes the life of President Franklin Roosevelt up to and including ... This Castle Films newsreel summarizes the life of President Franklin Roosevelt up to and including his third inauguration ceremony and parade on January 20, 1941. 3:55 AM ESTApprox. 5 min.San Antonio River WalkThe San Antonio River Walk is a major attraction for the city. Historian Lewis Fisher talked about ... The San Antonio River Walk is a major attraction for the city. Historian Lewis Fisher talked about how this depression era project became an oasis in the in the heart of the city's downtown.
4:00 AM ESTApprox. 59 min.American Artifacts First Half-Century of AviationOn "American Artifacts," we visit the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum located in ... On "American Artifacts," we visit the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum located in Washington, DC, just down the National Mall from from the U.S. Capitol. Our guide is curator Jeremy Kinney ("KEN"-ee), who shows us some of the museum's rare and one-of-a-kind artifacts to tell the story of the quest to go higher, faster and farther during the first half-century of aviation. 4:59 AM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 1 min.American Artifacts Space Exploration From the Moon to MarsOn American Artifacts, we visit the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum located on the ... On American Artifacts, we visit the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum located on the National Mall in Washington, DC. Our tour guide is Valerie Neal, head of the space history department at the museum, who shows us artifacts that tell the story of space exploration from the Moon to Mars. 6:00 AM ESTApprox. 12 min.The Presidency Persian Gulf Air War BeginsPresident George H.W Bush addressed the nation from the Oval Office following the joint military ... President George H.W Bush addressed the nation from the Oval Office following the joint military attacks against Iraq that had begun earlier in the evening. President Bush stated that the U.S. had no other choice than to attack Iraq to remove Saddam Hussein from Kuwait. He said no ground troops were involved in the current military conflict. The U.S.' objective in the Persian Gulf was, President Bush said, to restore the legitimate Kuwaiti government and allow freedom in Kuwait. An air attack by U.S. forces of Baghdad, Iraq, began at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday night EST, 2:30 a.m. Iraqi time Thursday morning. U.S., British and Saudi planes took part in the attack which targeted central Baghdad, including oil refineries and the Baghdad airport. The conflict ended months of speculation on the outcome of U.S. threats to remove Iraqi forces from their occupation of Kuwait according to the U.N. resolution allowing the use of force in the liberation of Kuwait.
6:12 AM ESTApprox. 48 min.The Presidency 1991 State of the Union AddressPresident George H.W. Bush delivered his State of the Union Address. President Bush tried to ... President George H.W. Bush delivered his State of the Union Address. President Bush tried to reassure Americans that the U.S. would win the war in the Persian Gulf and overcome domestic economic problems. On the domestic front, he promised to put the recession "behind us" and resume "the largest peacetime economic expansion in history." 7:00 AM ESTApprox. 50 min.Could We Do It Again?The Friends of the National World War II Memorial hosts an annual teachers conference where ... The Friends of the National World War II Memorial hosts an annual teachers conference where educators give presentations on World War II history and its impact. Florida high school teacher David Trail looked at the state of U.S. industry and society during World War II and explored whether the U.S. would be capable of such an effort today if faced with another global war. The Friends of the National World War II Memorial provided this video. 7:50 AM ESTApprox. 10 min.Carolina Basketball MuseumThe Carolina Basketball Museum chronicles the history of UNC Basketball. Steve Kirshner, Director ... The Carolina Basketball Museum chronicles the history of UNC Basketball. Steve Kirshner, Director of Athletic Communications at the University of North Carolina, toured the museum and discussed the storied history of UNC's Basketball program, which dates back to 1910.