American History TV Schedule

Week of February 23 through March 2

All times and durations are subject to change

Saturday, February 27
8:01 AM ESTApprox. 39 min.Reel America 1934 "Newsreels" - California Governor's CampaignAuthor and journalist Greg Mitchell discussed three MGM Studios "newsreels" produced for the ... Author and journalist Greg Mitchell discussed three MGM Studios "newsreels" produced for the successful 1934 campaign to defeat Democratic gubernatorial candidate Upton Sinclair. Mr. Mitchell screened the five-minute newsreels, which he argued were the first modern attack ads, and described the campaign issues. He discovered these films in the early 1990s while researching his book, "The Campaign of the Century: Upton Sinclair's Race for Governor of California and the Birth of Media Politics." 8:40 AM ESTApprox. 11 min.Reel America "Emergency Conservation Work in Great Smoky Mountains National Park" - 1936This Interior Department film highlights infrastructure and conservation work by young men during ... This Interior Department film highlights infrastructure and conservation work by young men during the Great Depression and promotes the President Franklin Roosevelt administration Civilian Conservation Corps program. 8:51 AM ESTApprox. 16 min.Reel America "Outdoors in the Garden State" - 1937This U.S. Interior Department film shows young men in the Civilian Conservation Corps doing ... This U.S. Interior Department film shows young men in the Civilian Conservation Corps doing infrastructure and maintenance work in New Jersey state parks. The conservation work was part of a Great Depression-era program to develop a nationwide system of state parks and to expand and improve public open spaces in the United States.
9:07 AM ESTApprox. 36 min.Reel America "Rebuilding Indian Country" - 1934This U.S. Interior Department film documents efforts to improve housing and living conditions on ... This U.S. Interior Department film documents efforts to improve housing and living conditions on Native American reservations, and shows how tribes are preserving cultural practices while adapting to modern times. The film also outlines the Indian Reorganization Act of 1934 and celebrates the variety of tribes and tribal lands throughout the country. 9:43 AM ESTApprox. 17 min.History of Ellsworth Air Force BaseEstablished in 1941 as a training ground for B-17 crews, Ellsworth Air Force Base would go on to ... Established in 1941 as a training ground for B-17 crews, Ellsworth Air Force Base would go on to play a major role in the United States' Cold War nuclear defenses. 10:00 AM ESTApprox. 30 min.American Artifacts Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Visitor CenterWe learn about the life of escaped slave, abolitionist, Civil War spy, and suffragist Harriet ... We learn about the life of escaped slave, abolitionist, Civil War spy, and suffragist Harriet Tubman on a tour with Angela Crenshaw, a ranger with the Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad State Park. The Visitor Center opened in 2017 and is located approximately one hundred miles from Washington, DC on the eastern shore of the Chesapeake Bay.
10:30 AM ESTApprox. 1 hr.Tuskegee Airman Charles McGeeBrigadier General Charles McGee looked back at his military career, particularly his time with the ... Brigadier General Charles McGee looked back at his military career, particularly his time with the Tuskegee Airmen - African American military pilots who served in segregated Army Air Corps units during World War II. McGee later served with the Air Force in Korea and Vietnam and, in total, flew more than 400 combat missions across three wars. He received a post-service promotion from colonel to brigadier general in 2020 at the age of 100. The Friends of the National World War II Memorial hosted this discussion and provided the video. 11:30 AM ESTApprox. 30 min.Walt Whitman & WashingtonWalt Whitman went to Washington, D.C. in 1863 in search of his brother, a Union officer who had ... Walt Whitman went to Washington, D.C. in 1863 in search of his brother, a Union officer who had been injured in battle. He remained in the nation's capital for the next decade, working as a clerk and composing some of his most memorable poetry. Kenneth Price examined the impact the city had on Whitman's writing and his outlook on a nation amid a tumultuous transition. His book is titled "Whitman in Washington: Becoming the National Poet in the Federal City." He was joined by Caterina Bernardini, contributing editor at the Walt Whitman Archive. The National Archives Foundation provided the video for this program. 12:00 PM ESTApprox. 50 min.The Presidency Benjamin Franklin and Thomas Jefferson in ConversationThomas Jefferson's Monticello hosted a conversation between Benjamin Franklin and Thomas Jefferson ... Thomas Jefferson's Monticello hosted a conversation between Benjamin Franklin and Thomas Jefferson as portrayed by Bill Robling and Bill Barker. They revisited their lifelong association, especially their roles in shaping Revolutionary War-era America and the constitutional government it produced. Monticello provided this video.
12:50 PM ESTApprox. 45 min.The Presidency Thomas Jefferson & Benjamin Franklin FriendshipPhilipp Ziesche, associate editor at Yale University's Papers of Benjamin Franklin project, talked ... Philipp Ziesche, associate editor at Yale University's Papers of Benjamin Franklin project, talked about the friendship between Franklin and Thomas Jefferson. Thomas Jefferson's Monticello hosted this discussion and provided the video. 1:35 PM ESTApprox. 24 min.A War Orphan's Search for Her FatherJanice Crandell Powers was an infant when her father, World War II B-24 bomber pilot Leonard ... Janice Crandell Powers was an infant when her father, World War II B-24 bomber pilot Leonard Crandell, was shot down over Germany on March 24, 1945. In her memoir "Pieces of Us," she chronicled her journey to learn more about the man she never knew, and how the experience shaped her life. In this Friends of the World War II Memorial program, Powers used photographs and artifacts to tell the story. 1:59 PM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 31 min.Preserving Presidential Papers and ArchivesA panel of historians and archivists discussed how presidential papers are preserved and the ... A panel of historians and archivists discussed how presidential papers are preserved and the process of turning them over to the National Archives. They explained the history of the 1978 Presidential Records Act and the evolving role of presidential libraries. This program was hosted by the American Historical Association and they provided the video.
3:30 PM ESTApprox. 30 min.American Artifacts Plymouth Colony PilgrimsAt Plimoth Patuxet in Plymouth, Massachusetts, we explored the recreated 17th-century colonial ... At Plimoth Patuxet in Plymouth, Massachusetts, we explored the recreated 17th-century colonial village and spoke with interpreters about what daily life was like for the Pilgrims. The year the town depicts is 1627, seven years after the Mayflower landed, when about 160 Pilgrims lived there. 4:00 PM ESTApprox. 39 min.History Bookshelf Gretchen Sorin, "Driving While Black"Historian Gretchen Sorin looked at how the introduction of the automobile impacted the lives of ... Historian Gretchen Sorin looked at how the introduction of the automobile impacted the lives of African Americans, providing a new freedom that was supported by black-owned businesses and travel guides. 4:39 PM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 7 min.Sex, Sexuality & SuffrageA panel of scholars talked about how suffragists, as a group, outwardly adhered to traditional ... A panel of scholars talked about how suffragists, as a group, outwardly adhered to traditional ideas of marriage & heterosexuality to demonstrate the suffrage movement's respectability, yet many privately engaged in non-traditional relationships. The California Historical Society hosted this event and provided the video.
5:46 PM ESTApprox. 14 min.Basque Culture in NevadaVisit the Jon Bilbao Basque Library at the University of Nevada, Reno to learn about the Basque ... Visit the Jon Bilbao Basque Library at the University of Nevada, Reno to learn about the Basque culture. IƱaki Arrieta Baro, Basque Librarian, showed items from the library's collections and talked about the contributions that the Basque people have made to Reno and other parts of Nevada. 6:00 PM ESTApprox. 59 min.The Civil War John Brown and Abraham LincolnIn October 1859 -- just 18 months before the first shots of the Civil War -- militant abolitionist ... In October 1859 -- just 18 months before the first shots of the Civil War -- militant abolitionist John Brown lead a raid on the U.S. arsenal at Harper's Ferry, Virginia, hoping to arm the area's slaves and start an insurrection. That same fall, Abraham Lincoln -- then a prospective presidential candidate -- made a speaking tour of Midwestern states in which he called for more measured, political solutions to the problem of slavery. H.W. Brands talked about his book, "The Zealot and the Emancipator: John Brown, Abraham Lincoln, and the Struggle for American Freedom," which compares and contrasts the stories of these two men and their radically different approaches to the era's greatest question. The Lincoln Forum hosted this discussion and provided the video. 6:59 PM ESTApprox. 43 min.Black Civil War Soldiers in PhotographsWhile photographs of earlier conflicts exist, the Civil War was the first to be extensively ... While photographs of earlier conflicts exist, the Civil War was the first to be extensively documented through this then-nascent medium. Deborah Willis shared dozens of images of African American troops and their families she collected for her book, "The Black Civil War Soldier: A Visual History of Conflict and Citizenship." The book shows how African Americans used photography to document for history their role in the war and to project stories of courage, family and citizenship to counteract prevailing stereotypes. The National Archives hosted this talk and provided the video.
7:42 PM ESTApprox. 18 min.Nevada MiningMining is the largest industry in rural Nevada. Garrett Barmore, Museum Curator at the W.M. Keck ... Mining is the largest industry in rural Nevada. Garrett Barmore, Museum Curator at the W.M. Keck Earth Science and Mineral Engineering Museum shares its history and the impact mining had on the city of Reno and the state. 8:00 PM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 14 min.Lectures in History Playwright August Wilson & "Fences"Tulane University professor John "Ray" Proctor taught a class about playwright August Wilson, his ... Tulane University professor John "Ray" Proctor taught a class about playwright August Wilson, his contribution to African American theatre and his Pulitzer Prize-winning play, "Fences." 9:14 PM ESTApprox. 46 min.U.S. Policy Towards American IndiansDavid Wilkins discussed 18th and 19th century U.S. policy towards American Indians and explains ... David Wilkins discussed 18th and 19th century U.S. policy towards American Indians and explains their impact on them today. Mr. Wilkins is a University of Richmond leadership studies professor and a Lumbee Nation citizen. Thomas Jefferson's Monticello provided the video.
10:00 PM ESTApprox. 29 min.Reel America "USO - 30 Years of Service" - 1971Hosted by entertainer Bob Hope, this U.S. Army "Big Picture" episode outlines the history of ... Hosted by entertainer Bob Hope, this U.S. Army "Big Picture" episode outlines the history of United Services Organizations, or USO. It shows scenes of services provided for military personnel in the United States and around the world, including New York City, Paris, Frankfurt, and Saigon. When it was founded on February 4, 1941, the USO was composed of the Salvation Army, Young Men's Christian Association (YMCA), Young Women's Christian Association (YWCA), National Catholic Community Service, National Travelers Aid Association and the National Jewish Welfare Board. 10:29 PM ESTApprox. 25 min.Reel America "Peace, Togetherness & Sammy - Sammy Davis Jr.'s Tour of Vietnam" - 1972This film documents entertainer Sammy Davis Jr.'s 1972 trip to Vietnam. Traveling at the request ... This film documents entertainer Sammy Davis Jr.'s 1972 trip to Vietnam. Traveling at the request of President Nixon's Special Action Office for Drug Abuse Prevention, Mr. Davis discusses drug abuse and race issues with the troops, and performs in several USO shows. 10:54 PM ESTApprox. 36 min.Reel America "Religious Emphasis Day in Philadelphia" - 1958This U.S. Army "Big Picture" film documents an April 20, 1958 USO program to bring more than 6,000 ... This U.S. Army "Big Picture" film documents an April 20, 1958 USO program to bring more than 6,000 military personnel to the "City of Brotherly Love" for religious services, meals, sightseeing, and entertainment. The United Service Organizations was founded on February 4, 1941, and provides a variety of services to military personnel at home and abroad.
11:30 PM ESTApprox. 30 min.A War Orphan's Search for Her FatherJanice Crandell Powers was an infant when her father, World War II B-24 bomber pilot Leonard ... Janice Crandell Powers was an infant when her father, World War II B-24 bomber pilot Leonard Crandell, was shot down over Germany on March 24, 1945. In her memoir "Pieces of Us," she chronicled her journey to learn more about the man she never knew, and how the experience shaped her life. In this Friends of the World War II Memorial program, Powers used photographs and artifacts to tell the story.
Sunday, February 28
12:00 AM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 15 min.Lectures in History Playwright August Wilson & "Fences"Tulane University professor John "Ray" Proctor taught a class about playwright August Wilson, his ... Tulane University professor John "Ray" Proctor taught a class about playwright August Wilson, his contribution to African American theatre and his Pulitzer Prize-winning play, "Fences." 1:15 AM ESTApprox. 45 min.U.S. Policy Towards American IndiansDavid Wilkins discussed 18th and 19th century U.S. policy towards American Indians and explains ... David Wilkins discussed 18th and 19th century U.S. policy towards American Indians and explains their impact on them today. Mr. Wilkins is a University of Richmond leadership studies professor and a Lumbee Nation citizen. Thomas Jefferson's Monticello provided the video. 2:00 AM ESTApprox. 40 min.History Bookshelf Gretchen Sorin, "Driving While Black"Historian Gretchen Sorin looked at how the introduction of the automobile impacted the lives of ... Historian Gretchen Sorin looked at how the introduction of the automobile impacted the lives of African Americans, providing a new freedom that was supported by black-owned businesses and travel guides.
2:40 AM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 6 min.Sex, Sexuality & SuffrageA panel of scholars talked about how suffragists, as a group, outwardly adhered to traditional ... A panel of scholars talked about how suffragists, as a group, outwardly adhered to traditional ideas of marriage & heterosexuality to demonstrate the suffrage movement's respectability, yet many privately engaged in non-traditional relationships. The California Historical Society hosted this event and provided the video. 3:46 AM ESTApprox. 14 min.Brinton MuseumOnce a 620 acre ranch in the foothills of the Bighorn Mountains, the Brinton Museum now displays ... Once a 620 acre ranch in the foothills of the Bighorn Mountains, the Brinton Museum now displays Western and American Indian art from the last three centuries. Museum Director Kenneth Schuster showed items from the Bradford Brinton collection and talked about how the museum interprets the history of the west. 4:00 AM ESTApprox. 1 hr.The Civil War John Brown and Abraham LincolnIn October 1859 -- just 18 months before the first shots of the Civil War -- militant abolitionist ... In October 1859 -- just 18 months before the first shots of the Civil War -- militant abolitionist John Brown lead a raid on the U.S. arsenal at Harper's Ferry, Virginia, hoping to arm the area's slaves and start an insurrection. That same fall, Abraham Lincoln -- then a prospective presidential candidate -- made a speaking tour of Midwestern states in which he called for more measured, political solutions to the problem of slavery. H.W. Brands talked about his book, "The Zealot and the Emancipator: John Brown, Abraham Lincoln, and the Struggle for American Freedom," which compares and contrasts the stories of these two men and their radically different approaches to the era's greatest question. The Lincoln Forum hosted this discussion and provided the video.
5:00 AM ESTApprox. 42 min.Black Civil War Soldiers in PhotographsWhile photographs of earlier conflicts exist, the Civil War was the first to be extensively ... While photographs of earlier conflicts exist, the Civil War was the first to be extensively documented through this then-nascent medium. Deborah Willis shared dozens of images of African American troops and their families she collected for her book, "The Black Civil War Soldier: A Visual History of Conflict and Citizenship." The book shows how African Americans used photography to document for history their role in the war and to project stories of courage, family and citizenship to counteract prevailing stereotypes. The National Archives hosted this talk and provided the video. 5:42 AM ESTApprox. 18 min.History of Ellsworth Air Force BaseEstablished in 1941 as a training ground for B-17 crews, Ellsworth Air Force Base would go on to ... Established in 1941 as a training ground for B-17 crews, Ellsworth Air Force Base would go on to play a major role in the United States' Cold War nuclear defenses. 6:00 AM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 15 min.Lectures in History Playwright August Wilson & "Fences"Tulane University professor John "Ray" Proctor taught a class about playwright August Wilson, his ... Tulane University professor John "Ray" Proctor taught a class about playwright August Wilson, his contribution to African American theatre and his Pulitzer Prize-winning play, "Fences."
7:15 AM ESTApprox. 45 min.U.S. Policy Towards American IndiansDavid Wilkins discussed 18th and 19th century U.S. policy towards American Indians and explains ... David Wilkins discussed 18th and 19th century U.S. policy towards American Indians and explains their impact on them today. Mr. Wilkins is a University of Richmond leadership studies professor and a Lumbee Nation citizen. Thomas Jefferson's Monticello provided the video. 8:00 AM ESTApprox. 50 min.History Bookshelf Kent Garrett & Jeanne Ellsworth, "The Last Negroes at Harvard"Ken Garrett and Jeanne Ellsworth looked back at the journeys of 18 black men who were admitted ... Ken Garrett and Jeanne Ellsworth looked back at the journeys of 18 black men who were admitted into Harvard in 1959 during the civil rights movement. 8:50 AM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 10 min.Thomas Nast's Political CartoonsFiona Deans Halloran, author of "Thomas Nast: The Father of Modern Political Cartoons" & Salt Lake ... Fiona Deans Halloran, author of "Thomas Nast: The Father of Modern Political Cartoons" & Salt Lake Tribune editorial cartoonist Pat Bagley talked about the life and work of the 19th-century Harper's Weekly political cartoonist. They discussed the political issues Nast engaged with and the symbols he popularized such as the Democratic donkey, Republican elephant, and Santa Claus. The Massachusetts Historical Society hosted this event and provided the video.
10:00 AM ESTApprox. 1 hr.The Civil War Harriet Tubman's Life & LegacyHarriet Tubman escaped from slavery in 1849 and later went on to serve as an Underground Railroad ... Harriet Tubman escaped from slavery in 1849 and later went on to serve as an Underground Railroad conductor, an abolitionist, a Union spy, a Civil War nurse, and a suffragist. The Lincoln Forum hosted a discussion with scholars Catherine Clinton and Manisha Sinha about Harriet Tubman's life and legacy. The program also included with a performance by Tubman interpreter Kathryn Harris. The Lincoln Forum provided this video. 11:00 AM ESTApprox. 1 hr.The Civil War Illinois Civil War Soldiers' LettersMark's Flotow book "In Their Letters, in Their Words: Illinois Civil War Soldiers Write Home," ... Mark's Flotow book "In Their Letters, in Their Words: Illinois Civil War Soldiers Write Home," features the writings of 165 troops from Abraham Lincoln's home state and covers the war from the earliest enlistees through final muster. Mr. Flotow shared a few of those letters and talked about what they reveal about the daily lives, cares and motivations of those who fought the conflict. He's interviewed by Mark DePue of the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum, which hosted this discussion and provided the video. 12:00 PM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 5 min.Lectures in History National Intelligence Under President KennedyCatholic University professor and former CIA historian Nicholas Dujmovic teaches a class about ... Catholic University professor and former CIA historian Nicholas Dujmovic teaches a class about national intelligence during President Kennedy's administration. He talks about the Bay of Pigs, the Cuban Missile Crisis and other covert operations during the Cold War.
1:05 PM ESTApprox. 55 min.Stories from a U.S. Capitol Tour GuideCapitol tour guide Robert Pohl shared some of his favorite unconventional stories with the U.S. ... Capitol tour guide Robert Pohl shared some of his favorite unconventional stories with the U.S. Capitol Historical Society. He talked about the late-19th century fad of honeymooners visiting the Capitol, the electric car that traversed the underground passages and a violent episode on the Capitol's mini-subway system. Mr. Pohl is the author of, "Wicked Capitol Hill: An Unruly History of Behaving Badly." The U.S. Capitol Historical Society hosted this talk and provided the video. 2:00 PM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 4 min.Future of American History EducationPanelists from Harvard University, the American Enterprise Institute and the Los Angeles County ... Panelists from Harvard University, the American Enterprise Institute and the Los Angeles County Office of Education discussed how U.S. history should be taught in schools. The Commonwealth Club of California hosted this event and provided the video. 3:04 PM ESTApprox. 56 min.Conversation with Sitting Bull's Great-GrandsonErnie LaPointe, Sitting Bull's great-grandson, spoke about his Lakota heritage and the influence ... Ernie LaPointe, Sitting Bull's great-grandson, spoke about his Lakota heritage and the influence of his great-grandfather's legacy. He talked about the repatriation of some of Sitting Bull's artifacts to his family and his work to teach the Lakota language to the next generation. The Buffalo Bill Center of the West in Cody, Wyoming hosted this event in 2012 and provided the video.
4:00 PM ESTApprox. 28 min.Reel America "USO - 30 Years of Service" - 1971Hosted by entertainer Bob Hope, this U.S. Army "Big Picture" episode outlines the history of ... Hosted by entertainer Bob Hope, this U.S. Army "Big Picture" episode outlines the history of United Services Organizations, or USO. It shows scenes of services provided for military personnel in the United States and around the world, including New York City, Paris, Frankfurt, and Saigon. When it was founded on February 4, 1941, the USO was composed of the Salvation Army, Young Men's Christian Association (YMCA), Young Women's Christian Association (YWCA), National Catholic Community Service, National Travelers Aid Association and the National Jewish Welfare Board. 4:28 PM ESTApprox. 25 min.Reel America "Peace, Togetherness & Sammy - Sammy Davis Jr.'s Tour of Vietnam" - 1972This film documents entertainer Sammy Davis Jr.'s 1972 trip to Vietnam. Traveling at the request ... This film documents entertainer Sammy Davis Jr.'s 1972 trip to Vietnam. Traveling at the request of President Nixon's Special Action Office for Drug Abuse Prevention, Mr. Davis discusses drug abuse and race issues with the troops, and performs in several USO shows. 4:53 PM ESTApprox. 37 min.Reel America "Religious Emphasis Day in Philadelphia" - 1958This U.S. Army "Big Picture" film documents an April 20, 1958 USO program to bring more than 6,000 ... This U.S. Army "Big Picture" film documents an April 20, 1958 USO program to bring more than 6,000 military personnel to the "City of Brotherly Love" for religious services, meals, sightseeing, and entertainment. The United Service Organizations was founded on February 4, 1941, and provides a variety of services to military personnel at home and abroad.
5:30 PM ESTApprox. 30 min.A War Orphan's Search for Her FatherJanice Crandell Powers was an infant when her father, World War II B-24 bomber pilot Leonard ... Janice Crandell Powers was an infant when her father, World War II B-24 bomber pilot Leonard Crandell, was shot down over Germany on March 24, 1945. In her memoir "Pieces of Us," she chronicled her journey to learn more about the man she never knew, and how the experience shaped her life. In this Friends of the World War II Memorial program, Powers used photographs and artifacts to tell the story. 6:00 PM ESTApprox. 50 min.American Artifacts "Nutshell Studies of Unexplained Death"Bruce Goldfarb, author of "18 Tiny Deaths: The Untold Story of Frances Glessner Lee and the ... Bruce Goldfarb, author of "18 Tiny Deaths: The Untold Story of Frances Glessner Lee and the Invention of Modern Forensics," showed several dollhouse-sized crime scenes that are used for training classes in the Chief Medical Examiner's Office of Maryland. He also tells the story of Frances Glessner Lee, who constructed the scenes in the mid-1940s at Harvard University, and who helped pioneer the science of crime scene investigation. 6:50 PM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 10 min.Exploring American Identity Through CostumePravina Shukla, author of "Costume: Performing Identities Through Dress" discussed the personal ... Pravina Shukla, author of "Costume: Performing Identities Through Dress" discussed the personal motivations and objectives of living history professionals and hobbyists. Using examples from Colonial Williamsburg and Civil War battlefield reenactments, she explored how history is interpreted through period costumes. The Library of Congress American Folklife Center hosted this 2016 event and provided the video.
8:00 PM ESTApprox. 53 min.The Presidency Elizabeth Powel - George Washington's Political ConfidanteElizabeth Powel's political salons attracted, among others, constitutional convention delegates to ... Elizabeth Powel's political salons attracted, among others, constitutional convention delegates to her Philadelphia home. A surviving eight-page letter provides a glimpse into her role as confidante to her friend George Washington: She implored him to stand for a second term as president, though he had expressed his own doubts. Mount Vernon reference librarian Samantha Snyder and Kayla Anthony, Philadelphia Society for the Preservation of Landmarks executive director, talked about her influence within the young nation's elite political circles. George Washington's Mount Vernon hosted this program and provided the video. 8:53 PM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 1 min.The Presidency Abraham Lincoln's LegendIn this program from the 2009 bicentennial year of Abraham Lincoln's birth, Philip Kunhardt III ... In this program from the 2009 bicentennial year of Abraham Lincoln's birth, Philip Kunhardt III talked about "the story of the story" -- how the slain president's legend took shape from the time of his 1865 assassination to the 1926 death of his eldest son, Robert Todd Lincoln. Mr. Kunhardt is a co-author of "Looking for Lincoln: The Making of an American Icon." The National Archives hosted this event and provided the video. 9:54 PM ESTApprox. 6 min.Wyoming Economy and InfrastructureCyrus Western, Representative, House District 51, Wyoming State Legislature talked about the ... Cyrus Western, Representative, House District 51, Wyoming State Legislature talked about the economy and infrastructure of the area.
10:00 PM ESTApprox. 50 min.American Artifacts "Nutshell Studies of Unexplained Death"Bruce Goldfarb, author of "18 Tiny Deaths: The Untold Story of Frances Glessner Lee and the ... Bruce Goldfarb, author of "18 Tiny Deaths: The Untold Story of Frances Glessner Lee and the Invention of Modern Forensics," showed several dollhouse-sized crime scenes that are used for training classes in the Chief Medical Examiner's Office of Maryland. He also tells the story of Frances Glessner Lee, who constructed the scenes in the mid-1940s at Harvard University, and who helped pioneer the science of crime scene investigation. 10:50 PM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 10 min.Exploring American Identity Through CostumePravina Shukla, author of "Costume: Performing Identities Through Dress" discussed the personal ... Pravina Shukla, author of "Costume: Performing Identities Through Dress" discussed the personal motivations and objectives of living history professionals and hobbyists. Using examples from Colonial Williamsburg and Civil War battlefield reenactments, she explored how history is interpreted through period costumes. The Library of Congress American Folklife Center hosted this 2016 event and provided the video.
Monday, March 1
12:00 AM ESTApprox. 54 min.The Presidency Elizabeth Powel - George Washington's Political ConfidanteElizabeth Powel's political salons attracted, among others, constitutional convention delegates to ... Elizabeth Powel's political salons attracted, among others, constitutional convention delegates to her Philadelphia home. A surviving eight-page letter provides a glimpse into her role as confidante to her friend George Washington: She implored him to stand for a second term as president, though he had expressed his own doubts. Mount Vernon reference librarian Samantha Snyder and Kayla Anthony, Philadelphia Society for the Preservation of Landmarks executive director, talked about her influence within the young nation's elite political circles. George Washington's Mount Vernon hosted this program and provided the video. 12:54 AM ESTApprox. 1 hr.The Presidency Abraham Lincoln's LegendIn this program from the 2009 bicentennial year of Abraham Lincoln's birth, Philip Kunhardt III ... In this program from the 2009 bicentennial year of Abraham Lincoln's birth, Philip Kunhardt III talked about "the story of the story" -- how the slain president's legend took shape from the time of his 1865 assassination to the 1926 death of his eldest son, Robert Todd Lincoln. Mr. Kunhardt is a co-author of "Looking for Lincoln: The Making of an American Icon." The National Archives hosted this event and provided the video. 1:54 AM ESTApprox. 7 min.Wyoming Economy and InfrastructureCyrus Western, Representative, House District 51, Wyoming State Legislature talked about the ... Cyrus Western, Representative, House District 51, Wyoming State Legislature talked about the economy and infrastructure of the area.
2:01 AM ESTApprox. 28 min.Reel America "USO - 30 Years of Service" - 1971Hosted by entertainer Bob Hope, this U.S. Army "Big Picture" episode outlines the history of ... Hosted by entertainer Bob Hope, this U.S. Army "Big Picture" episode outlines the history of United Services Organizations, or USO. It shows scenes of services provided for military personnel in the United States and around the world, including New York City, Paris, Frankfurt, and Saigon. When it was founded on February 4, 1941, the USO was composed of the Salvation Army, Young Men's Christian Association (YMCA), Young Women's Christian Association (YWCA), National Catholic Community Service, National Travelers Aid Association and the National Jewish Welfare Board. 2:29 AM ESTApprox. 25 min.Reel America "Peace, Togetherness & Sammy - Sammy Davis Jr.'s Tour of Vietnam" - 1972This film documents entertainer Sammy Davis Jr.'s 1972 trip to Vietnam. Traveling at the request ... This film documents entertainer Sammy Davis Jr.'s 1972 trip to Vietnam. Traveling at the request of President Nixon's Special Action Office for Drug Abuse Prevention, Mr. Davis discusses drug abuse and race issues with the troops, and performs in several USO shows. 2:54 AM ESTApprox. 30 min.Reel America "Religious Emphasis Day in Philadelphia" - 1958This U.S. Army "Big Picture" film documents an April 20, 1958 USO program to bring more than 6,000 ... This U.S. Army "Big Picture" film documents an April 20, 1958 USO program to bring more than 6,000 military personnel to the "City of Brotherly Love" for religious services, meals, sightseeing, and entertainment. The United Service Organizations was founded on February 4, 1941, and provides a variety of services to military personnel at home and abroad.
3:24 AM 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. 3:30 AM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 5 min.Future of American History EducationPanelists from Harvard University, the American Enterprise Institute and the Los Angeles County ... Panelists from Harvard University, the American Enterprise Institute and the Los Angeles County Office of Education discussed how U.S. history should be taught in schools. The Commonwealth Club of California hosted this event and provided the video. 4:35 AM ESTApprox. 54 min.Conversation with Sitting Bull's Great-GrandsonErnie LaPointe, Sitting Bull's great-grandson, spoke about his Lakota heritage and the influence ... Ernie LaPointe, Sitting Bull's great-grandson, spoke about his Lakota heritage and the influence of his great-grandfather's legacy. He talked about the repatriation of some of Sitting Bull's artifacts to his family and his work to teach the Lakota language to the next generation. The Buffalo Bill Center of the West in Cody, Wyoming hosted this event in 2012 and provided the video.
5:29 AM ESTApprox. 15 min.History of the Black HillsConsidered sacred by many Native Americans, South Dakota's Black Hills have long been the source ... Considered sacred by many Native Americans, South Dakota's Black Hills have long been the source of contention over land claims between tribes and the U.S. government, as well as the controversial issue of carving into the mountains at Mount Rushmore and the Crazy Horse Memorial. We traveled there to hear about the history of and the current situation in the Black Hills with Native Americans, historians, and representatives at both Mount Rushmore and the Crazy Horse Memorial . 5:44 AM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 5 min.Paper Money in Antebellum AmericaJoshua Greenberg discussed his book, "Bank Notes and Shinplasters: The Rage for Paper Money in the ... Joshua Greenberg discussed his book, "Bank Notes and Shinplasters: The Rage for Paper Money in the Early Republic," which examines the design and use of paper money in the antebellum era. He explained that before the federal government began to regularly issue a national paper currency during the Civil War, Americans navigated a vast and complex system of bank and business-produced notes. The Massachusetts Historical Society hosted this event and provided the video. 6:49 AM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 11 min.Politics & the Space RaceOn July 20, 1969, Neil Armstrong took mankind's first steps onto the lunar surface with millions ... On July 20, 1969, Neil Armstrong took mankind's first steps onto the lunar surface with millions around the world watching. In her book "Operation Moonglow: A Political History of Project Apollo," Teasel Muir-Harmony chronicles the events leading up to that historic day as well as gives insight into the U.S. government's true Cold War-related motives. She spoke at an event hosted by the Commonwealth Club of California, which provided this video.