American History TV Schedule

Week of March 6 through March 13

All times and durations are subject to change

Saturday, March 6
8:00 AM ESTApprox. 9 min.Marion Cheek Jackson CenterMembers of the Marian Cheek Jackson Center discussed Chapel Hill's Civil Rights history, including ... Members of the Marian Cheek Jackson Center discussed Chapel Hill's Civil Rights history, including the Chapel Hill Nine sit-in on February 28, 1960. 8:09 AM ESTApprox. 50 min.Mikhail Gorbachev on End of Cold WarFormer Soviet Union President Mikhail Gorbachev delivered the 46th John Findley Green Foundation ... Former Soviet Union President Mikhail Gorbachev delivered the 46th John Findley Green Foundation Lecture on global foreign policy at Westminster College in Fulton, Missouri, one of several stops on Mr. Gorbachev's tour of the United States. 8:59 AM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 1 min.LIVE Winston Churchill's "Iron Curtain" SpeechFrom Fulton, Missouri's Westminster College, National Churchill Museum director Timothy Riley ... From Fulton, Missouri's Westminster College, National Churchill Museum director Timothy Riley talks about Winston Churchill's iconic Cold War "Iron Curtain" speech, delivered there in 1946.
10:00 AM ESTApprox. 51 min.50th Anniversary of Winston Churchill's Iron Curtain SpeechIn honor of the 50th anniversary of Winston Churchill's famous "Iron Curtain" speech, former ... In honor of the 50th anniversary of Winston Churchill's famous "Iron Curtain" speech, former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher compared the international situations in 1946 and 1996. She emphasized the duality between optimism and uncertainty in the post World War Two world and the post Cold War world. 10:51 AM ESTApprox. 9 min.Toledo WarIn the early 19th century both Ohio and the territory of Michigan fought over the right to claim ... In the early 19th century both Ohio and the territory of Michigan fought over the right to claim Toledo. Historian Tedd Long explained what led to the boundary dispute over the city and why the area was so hotly contested. 11:00 AM 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.
11:50 AM 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. 1:00 PM ESTApprox. 55 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. 1:55 PM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 4 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.
2:59 PM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 1 min.World Wars I & II FirearmsFirearms expert George Dillman explained the evolution of rifles and carbines ("CAR"-"beans)" used ... Firearms expert George Dillman explained the evolution of rifles and carbines ("CAR"-"beans)" used during World Wars I & II. He discussed more than 20 firearms of the era, detailing the manufacturing history and innovations of each weapon. The Buffalo Bill Center of the West in Cody, Wyoming hosted this event and provided the video. 4:00 PM ESTApprox. 1 hr.Booknotes Mary Soames, "Winston and Clementine"Ms. Soames talked about her book, Winston and Clementine: The Personal Letters of the Churchills, ... Ms. Soames talked about her book, Winston and Clementine: The Personal Letters of the Churchills, published by Houghton Mifflin. The book examines the personal letters of the Churchills evoking the times, places and people they were surrounded by and provides intimate insights to the great political and social changes of the times. 5:00 PM ESTApprox. 46 min.Madeleine Albright on Democracy in the 21st CenturyOn March 5, 1946, former British Prime Minister Winston Churchill gave his "Iron Curtain" speech ... On March 5, 1946, former British Prime Minister Winston Churchill gave his "Iron Curtain" speech at Westminster College in Fulton, Missouri. It was part of the college's Green Foundation lecture series. In 2019, former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright delivered the 59th Green Foundation lecture on challenges to democracies in the 21st century. Westminster College provided the video.
5:46 PM ESTApprox. 14 min.Glass CityToledo, Ohio is known as the Glass Capital of the World. Julie McMaster, Archivist at the Toledo ... Toledo, Ohio is known as the Glass Capital of the World. Julie McMaster, Archivist at the Toledo Museum of Art, explained the role businessman Edward Libbey played in bringing the glass industry to Toledo. Diane Wright, the Museum's Curator of Glass and Decorative Arts, highlighted some of the historic glass pieces in the Museum of Arts' collections. 6:00 PM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 20 min.The Civil War Teaching Abraham Lincoln and the Civil WarThe Lincoln Forum hosted a discussion among current and former college professors on their ... The Lincoln Forum hosted a discussion among current and former college professors on their approaches to teaching Abraham Lincoln and the Civil War era. Speakers included Craig Symonds of the U.S. Naval Academy, Jack Davis of Virginia Tech, Caroline Janney of the University of Virginia, Tamika Nunley of Oberlin College and Jonathan White of Christopher Newport University. The Lincoln Forum provided this video. 7:20 PM ESTApprox. 40 min.Legacy of Herman Melville's "Moby-Dick""Moby-Dick" was a written by Herman Melville and published in 1851. Nathaniel Philbrick, author of ... "Moby-Dick" was a written by Herman Melville and published in 1851. Nathaniel Philbrick, author of "Why Read Moby-Dick?," discussed his love of the classic novel and its lasting legacy. The Nantucket Historical Association hosted this event, provided the video, and retains copyright of this program.
8:00 PM ESTApprox. 1 hr.Winston Churchill's "Iron Curtain" SpeechFulton, Missouri's Westminster College invited Winston Churchill to speak in March, 1946 -- not ... Fulton, Missouri's Westminster College invited Winston Churchill to speak in March, 1946 -- not long after the British prime minister, who guided England through World War II, was voted out of office. Townspeople welcomed Churchill and President Harry Truman with a parade. And 2,700 of them gathered in the college gym and heard Churchill declare, "An Iron Curtain has descended across the Continent." This look back - 75 years later - at one of the Cold War's most iconic speeches was a joint production of American History TV and C-SPAN's Washington Journal. Our guest was Timothy Riley, Fulton's National Churchill Museum director and chief curator. 9:00 PM ESTApprox. 52 min.50th Anniversary of Winston Churchill's Iron Curtain SpeechIn honor of the 50th anniversary of Winston Churchill's famous "Iron Curtain" speech, former ... In honor of the 50th anniversary of Winston Churchill's famous "Iron Curtain" speech, former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher compared the international situations in 1946 and 1996. She emphasized the duality between optimism and uncertainty in the post World War Two world and the post Cold War world. 9:52 PM ESTApprox. 8 min.Reno Divorce IndustryReno played a transformative role in the history of divorce in the United States. Nevada ... Reno played a transformative role in the history of divorce in the United States. Nevada legislation shortened the time required to establish state residency making the city an ideal place for many to file for divorce. Reno Historian , Alicia Barber, shared the history and impact the divorce industry had on the city's cultural and economic development.
10:00 PM ESTApprox. 8 min.Reel America "Winston Churchill's Epic 'Iron Curtain' Speech" PortionThis eight-minute portion of a half-hour film produced in 2013 by the National Churchill Museum ... This eight-minute portion of a half-hour film produced in 2013 by the National Churchill Museum tells the story of former British Prime Minister Winston Churchill's March 5, 1946 "Sinews of Peace" speech at Westminster College in Fulton, Missouri. It is best known for his declaration that "An Iron Curtain has descended across the Continent." 10:08 PM ESTApprox. 52 min.Reel America Winston Churchill "Iron Curtain" Speech - 1946This is an audio recording of former British Prime Minister Winston Churchill's entire March 5, ... This is an audio recording of former British Prime Minister Winston Churchill's entire March 5, 1946 "Iron Curtain" speech, accompanied by still images and some brief motion picture segments. The recording begins with President Harry Truman's introduction. No complete film recording of the speech is known to exist, but several minutes were captured by newsreel photographers and the audio was broadcast on radio and has been preserved. 11:00 PM ESTApprox. 34 min.Reel America "Communist Imperialism" - 1962This Pepperdine College Cold War film documents Soviet territorial expansion between 1917 and ... This Pepperdine College Cold War film documents Soviet territorial expansion between 1917 and 1962, and warns of the threat of international communism. Primarily focused on the increase of Soviet global influence following World War II, the film details how Poland, Hungary, China, North Korea, Cuba, and North Vietnam were influenced by leaders in Moscow.
11:34 PM ESTApprox. 15 min.Reel America "The Children and the Bear" - 1959This animated anti-communist film tells the story of a bear, representing the Soviet Union. The ... This animated anti-communist film tells the story of a bear, representing the Soviet Union. The bear eats children, who represent small communist nations, until some children band together to defend themselves. The Southeast Asia Treaty Organization (SEATO) produced and promoted the film. SEATO was an Eisenhower-era initiative modeled after NATO, designed to defend countries against Soviet expansion and influence. 11:49 PM ESTApprox. 11 min.Stratobowl Balloon FlightHear about the launch of the first manned high altitude balloon. Reaching a height of over ... Hear about the launch of the first manned high altitude balloon. Reaching a height of over seventy-two thousand feet, the Stratobowl balloon brought back the first images showing the Earth's curvature. Corey Christianson, Administration, Exhibits, and Curation Coordinator at the Journey Museum and Learning Center, talked about this unique piece of Rapid City History.
Sunday, March 7
12:00 AM ESTApprox. 1 hr.Winston Churchill's "Iron Curtain" SpeechFulton, Missouri's Westminster College invited Winston Churchill to speak in March, 1946 -- not ... Fulton, Missouri's Westminster College invited Winston Churchill to speak in March, 1946 -- not long after the British prime minister, who guided England through World War II, was voted out of office. Townspeople welcomed Churchill and President Harry Truman with a parade. And 2,700 of them gathered in the college gym and heard Churchill declare, "An Iron Curtain has descended across the Continent." This look back - 75 years later - at one of the Cold War's most iconic speeches was a joint production of American History TV and C-SPAN's Washington Journal. Our guest was Timothy Riley, Fulton's National Churchill Museum director and chief curator. 1:00 AM ESTApprox. 1 hr.50th Anniversary of Winston Churchill's Iron Curtain SpeechIn honor of the 50th anniversary of Winston Churchill's famous "Iron Curtain" speech, former ... In honor of the 50th anniversary of Winston Churchill's famous "Iron Curtain" speech, former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher compared the international situations in 1946 and 1996. She emphasized the duality between optimism and uncertainty in the post World War Two world and the post Cold War world. 2:00 AM ESTApprox. 1 hr.Booknotes Mary Soames, "Winston and Clementine"Ms. Soames talked about her book, Winston and Clementine: The Personal Letters of the Churchills, ... Ms. Soames talked about her book, Winston and Clementine: The Personal Letters of the Churchills, published by Houghton Mifflin. The book examines the personal letters of the Churchills evoking the times, places and people they were surrounded by and provides intimate insights to the great political and social changes of the times.
3:00 AM ESTApprox. 48 min.Madeleine Albright on Democracy in the 21st CenturyOn March 5, 1946, former British Prime Minister Winston Churchill gave his "Iron Curtain" speech ... On March 5, 1946, former British Prime Minister Winston Churchill gave his "Iron Curtain" speech at Westminster College in Fulton, Missouri. It was part of the college's Green Foundation lecture series. In 2019, former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright delivered the 59th Green Foundation lecture on challenges to democracies in the 21st century. Westminster College provided the video. 3:48 AM ESTApprox. 12 min.Sheridan WYO RodeoSince 1932 the Sheridan WYO Rodeo has been providing entertainment through bull riding, calf ... Since 1932 the Sheridan WYO Rodeo has been providing entertainment through bull riding, calf roping, and Indian relay race events. Tom Ringley, rodeo historian, and Nick Siddle, Sheridan WYO Rodeo President, shared the history and current state of the rodeo. 4:00 AM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 15 min.The Civil War Teaching Abraham Lincoln and the Civil WarThe Lincoln Forum hosted a discussion among current and former college professors on their ... The Lincoln Forum hosted a discussion among current and former college professors on their approaches to teaching Abraham Lincoln and the Civil War era. Speakers included Craig Symonds of the U.S. Naval Academy, Jack Davis of Virginia Tech, Caroline Janney of the University of Virginia, Tamika Nunley of Oberlin College and Jonathan White of Christopher Newport University. The Lincoln Forum provided this video.
5:15 AM ESTApprox. 45 min.Legacy of Herman Melville's "Moby-Dick""Moby-Dick" was a written by Herman Melville and published in 1851. Nathaniel Philbrick, author of ... "Moby-Dick" was a written by Herman Melville and published in 1851. Nathaniel Philbrick, author of "Why Read Moby-Dick?," discussed his love of the classic novel and its lasting legacy. The Nantucket Historical Association hosted this event, provided the video, and retains copyright of this program. 6:00 AM ESTApprox. 1 hr.World Wars I & II FirearmsFirearms expert George Dillman explained the evolution of rifles and carbines ("CAR"-"beans)" used ... Firearms expert George Dillman explained the evolution of rifles and carbines ("CAR"-"beans)" used during World Wars I & II. He discussed more than 20 firearms of the era, detailing the manufacturing history and innovations of each weapon. The Buffalo Bill Center of the West in Cody, Wyoming hosted this event and provided the video. 7:00 AM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 1 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.
8:01 AM 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. 8:40 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. 9:46 AM ESTApprox. 14 min.Col. James M. SchoonmakerThe lake freighter Col. James M. Schoonmaker launched in 1911. At the time, it was the largest ... The lake freighter Col. James M. Schoonmaker launched in 1911. At the time, it was the largest ship on the Great Lakes. Christopher Gillcrist, Executive Director at the National Museum of the Great Lakes, took us on a tour of the 617 foot-long ship that carried materials like coal, steel and grain across the Great Lakes.
10:00 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. 11:00 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. 11:42 AM ESTApprox. 18 min.History of GamblingThe American Gaming Archives at the Nevada Historical Society tells the history of gambling ... The American Gaming Archives at the Nevada Historical Society tells the history of gambling through archival materials as well as artifacts. Howard Herz, Curator of Gaming, showed items in the collection including cheating devices and slot machines.
12:00 PM 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 PM 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 PM ESTApprox. 37 min.Winston Churchill & Harry Truman LegaciesFormer British Prime Minister Winston Churchill delivered his "Iron Curtain" speech at Westminster ... Former British Prime Minister Winston Churchill delivered his "Iron Curtain" speech at Westminster College in Fulton, Missouri on March 5, 1946. He was accompanied by President Harry S. Truman. On the 75th anniversary, the college hosted two grandchildren of Churchill and Truman: artist Edwina Sandys and author Clifton Truman Daniel. Their discussion was livestreamed from the Harry S. Truman Presidential Library in Independence, Missouri.
2:37 PM ESTApprox. 22 min.Former President Reagan Dedicates "Breakthrough" Sculpture at Westminster CollegeFormer President Ronald Reagan spoke at Westminster College in Fulton, Missouri, where Winston ... Former President Ronald Reagan spoke at Westminster College in Fulton, Missouri, where Winston Churchill delivered his "Iron Curtain" speech on March 5, 1946. President Reagan's remarks were at the dedication of "Breakthrough," a sculpture created from pieces of the Berlin Wall by artist Edwina Sandys, granddaughter of Winston Churchill. Westminster College provided this video. 2:59 PM ESTApprox. 39 min.George Will on "Iron Curtain" Speech 75th AnniversaryWestminster College and America's National Churchill Museum in Fulton, Missouri hosted events to ... Westminster College and America's National Churchill Museum in Fulton, Missouri hosted events to commemorate the anniversary of former British Prime Minister Winston Churchill's "Iron Curtain" speech at the college on March 5, 1946. Author and Pulitzer Prize-winning Washington Post columnist George Will delivered the keynote. 3:38 PM ESTApprox. 22 min.US Senator Paul Laxalt and Ronald ReaganPaul Laxalt served as U.S. Senator for Nevada from 1974-1987. He would become an influential ... Paul Laxalt served as U.S. Senator for Nevada from 1974-1987. He would become an influential figure within the national Republican Party and was one of Ronald Reagan's closest political friends often referred to as "the First Friend". Edan Strekal, archivist at the University of Nevada, Reno, showed items from Senator Laxalt's political papers.
4:00 PM ESTApprox. 8 min.Reel America "Winston Churchill's Epic 'Iron Curtain' Speech" PortionThis eight-minute portion of a half-hour film produced in 2013 by the National Churchill Museum ... This eight-minute portion of a half-hour film produced in 2013 by the National Churchill Museum tells the story of former British Prime Minister Winston Churchill's March 5, 1946 "Sinews of Peace" speech at Westminster College in Fulton, Missouri. It is best known for his declaration that "An Iron Curtain has descended across the Continent." 4:08 PM ESTApprox. 52 min.Reel America Winston Churchill "Iron Curtain" Speech - 1946This is an audio recording of former British Prime Minister Winston Churchill's entire March 5, ... This is an audio recording of former British Prime Minister Winston Churchill's entire March 5, 1946 "Iron Curtain" speech, accompanied by still images and some brief motion picture segments. The recording begins with President Harry Truman's introduction. No complete film recording of the speech is known to exist, but several minutes were captured by newsreel photographers and the audio was broadcast on radio and has been preserved. 5:00 PM ESTApprox. 34 min.Reel America "Communist Imperialism" - 1962This Pepperdine College Cold War film documents Soviet territorial expansion between 1917 and ... This Pepperdine College Cold War film documents Soviet territorial expansion between 1917 and 1962, and warns of the threat of international communism. Primarily focused on the increase of Soviet global influence following World War II, the film details how Poland, Hungary, China, North Korea, Cuba, and North Vietnam were influenced by leaders in Moscow.
5:34 PM ESTApprox. 15 min.Reel America "The Children and the Bear" - 1959This animated anti-communist film tells the story of a bear, representing the Soviet Union. The ... This animated anti-communist film tells the story of a bear, representing the Soviet Union. The bear eats children, who represent small communist nations, until some children band together to defend themselves. The Southeast Asia Treaty Organization (SEATO) produced and promoted the film. SEATO was an Eisenhower-era initiative modeled after NATO, designed to defend countries against Soviet expansion and influence. 5:49 PM ESTApprox. 11 min.Fort MeigsFort Meigs is the largest wooden, walled Fort in North America. Interim Director Ashley Phlipot ... Fort Meigs is the largest wooden, walled Fort in North America. Interim Director Ashley Phlipot explained that General William Henry Harrison ordered the Fort built during the War of 1812 to help fight back against British troops, who were pushing their way into Ohio from the north. 6:00 PM ESTApprox. 29 min.American Artifacts American World War I SoldiersMichael McCloskey, a reenactor portraying a World War I American soldier discussed his equipment, ... Michael McCloskey, a reenactor portraying a World War I American soldier discussed his equipment, the life of the common soldier, and U.S. participation in the Great War. Mr. McCloskey is a history professor at Harrisburg Community College, Gettysburg campus and was a participant in a living history event hosted each year by the U.S. Army Heritage and Education Center in Carlisle, Pennsylvania.
6:29 PM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 31 min.Partisan Violence & American ElectionsHistorian Joanne Freeman talked about violence in American politics from the early republic ... Historian Joanne Freeman talked about violence in American politics from the early republic through the antebellum era, examining how it compares to modern partisan conflicts. This keynote was part of the John Jay Papers conference hosted by Columbia University, who provided the video. 8:00 PM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 22 min.The Presidency Heartland Presidents - Harry Truman & Dwight EisenhowerHarry S. Truman and Dwight D. Eisenhower grew up within 180 miles of each other in America's ... Harry S. Truman and Dwight D. Eisenhower grew up within 180 miles of each other in America's heartland. But these two-term presidents and one-time allies diverged politically during the contentious 1952 presidential campaign, when Ike declared his intention to be the Republican standard-bearer. Their meeting at President Kennedy's 1963 funeral provided a chance for reconciliation. This overview of their life stories and political careers featured Samuel Rushay, Harry S. Truman Presidential Library supervisory archivist, and Tim Rives, Dwight D. Eisenhower Presidential Library deputy director. The Truman Library Institute provided the video. 9:22 PM ESTApprox. 38 min.The Presidency Franklin D. Roosevelt & George H.W. Bush LibrariesThe presidential library tradition began in 1940 with the completion of the Franklin D. Roosevelt ... The presidential library tradition began in 1940 with the completion of the Franklin D. Roosevelt library in Hyde Park, New York. Since then, former presidents have built libraries to house their presidential and personal papers, artifacts, and memorabilia -- including George H.W. Bush, whose library opened in 1997.William Harris of the FDR library and William Holzweiss, from the George H.W. Bush library, talked about the important role they continue to play. The Franklin D. Roosevelt Library and Museum provided the video.
10:00 PM ESTApprox. 30 min.American Artifacts American World War I SoldiersMichael McCloskey, a reenactor portraying a World War I American soldier discussed his equipment, ... Michael McCloskey, a reenactor portraying a World War I American soldier discussed his equipment, the life of the common soldier, and U.S. participation in the Great War. Mr. McCloskey is a history professor at Harrisburg Community College, Gettysburg campus and was a participant in a living history event hosted each year by the U.S. Army Heritage and Education Center in Carlisle, Pennsylvania. 10:30 PM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 30 min.Partisan Violence & American ElectionsHistorian Joanne Freeman talked about violence in American politics from the early republic ... Historian Joanne Freeman talked about violence in American politics from the early republic through the antebellum era, examining how it compares to modern partisan conflicts. This keynote was part of the John Jay Papers conference hosted by Columbia University, who provided the video.
Monday, March 8
12:00 AM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 23 min.The Presidency Heartland Presidents - Harry Truman & Dwight EisenhowerHarry S. Truman and Dwight D. Eisenhower grew up within 180 miles of each other in America's ... Harry S. Truman and Dwight D. Eisenhower grew up within 180 miles of each other in America's heartland. But these two-term presidents and one-time allies diverged politically during the contentious 1952 presidential campaign, when Ike declared his intention to be the Republican standard-bearer. Their meeting at President Kennedy's 1963 funeral provided a chance for reconciliation. This overview of their life stories and political careers featured Samuel Rushay, Harry S. Truman Presidential Library supervisory archivist, and Tim Rives, Dwight D. Eisenhower Presidential Library deputy director. The Truman Library Institute provided the video. 1:23 AM ESTApprox. 39 min.The Presidency Franklin D. Roosevelt & George H.W. Bush LibrariesThe presidential library tradition began in 1940 with the completion of the Franklin D. Roosevelt ... The presidential library tradition began in 1940 with the completion of the Franklin D. Roosevelt library in Hyde Park, New York. Since then, former presidents have built libraries to house their presidential and personal papers, artifacts, and memorabilia -- including George H.W. Bush, whose library opened in 1997.William Harris of the FDR library and William Holzweiss, from the George H.W. Bush library, talked about the important role they continue to play. The Franklin D. Roosevelt Library and Museum provided the video. 2:02 AM ESTApprox. 8 min.Reel America "Winston Churchill's Epic 'Iron Curtain' Speech" PortionThis eight-minute portion of a half-hour film produced in 2013 by the National Churchill Museum ... This eight-minute portion of a half-hour film produced in 2013 by the National Churchill Museum tells the story of former British Prime Minister Winston Churchill's March 5, 1946 "Sinews of Peace" speech at Westminster College in Fulton, Missouri. It is best known for his declaration that "An Iron Curtain has descended across the Continent."
2:10 AM ESTApprox. 52 min.Reel America Winston Churchill "Iron Curtain" Speech - 1946This is an audio recording of former British Prime Minister Winston Churchill's entire March 5, ... This is an audio recording of former British Prime Minister Winston Churchill's entire March 5, 1946 "Iron Curtain" speech, accompanied by still images and some brief motion picture segments. The recording begins with President Harry Truman's introduction. No complete film recording of the speech is known to exist, but several minutes were captured by newsreel photographers and the audio was broadcast on radio and has been preserved. 3:02 AM ESTApprox. 34 min.Reel America "Communist Imperialism" - 1962This Pepperdine College Cold War film documents Soviet territorial expansion between 1917 and ... This Pepperdine College Cold War film documents Soviet territorial expansion between 1917 and 1962, and warns of the threat of international communism. Primarily focused on the increase of Soviet global influence following World War II, the film details how Poland, Hungary, China, North Korea, Cuba, and North Vietnam were influenced by leaders in Moscow. 3:36 AM ESTApprox. 15 min.Reel America "The Children and the Bear" - 1959This animated anti-communist film tells the story of a bear, representing the Soviet Union. The ... This animated anti-communist film tells the story of a bear, representing the Soviet Union. The bear eats children, who represent small communist nations, until some children band together to defend themselves. The Southeast Asia Treaty Organization (SEATO) produced and promoted the film. SEATO was an Eisenhower-era initiative modeled after NATO, designed to defend countries against Soviet expansion and influence.
3:51 AM ESTApprox. 10 min.Mount Rushmore National MemorialSettled deep in the Black Hills of western South Dakota, Mount Rushmore teaches visitors about the ... Settled deep in the Black Hills of western South Dakota, Mount Rushmore teaches visitors about the birth, growth, development, and preservation of the United States through the four Presidents depicted in the mountain carving. Maureen McGee-Ballinger, Chief of interpretation & Education with the National Park Service, shared the history of this iconic site. 4:01 AM ESTApprox. 30 min.American Artifacts American World War I SoldiersMichael McCloskey, a reenactor portraying a World War I American soldier discussed his equipment, ... Michael McCloskey, a reenactor portraying a World War I American soldier discussed his equipment, the life of the common soldier, and U.S. participation in the Great War. Mr. McCloskey is a history professor at Harrisburg Community College, Gettysburg campus and was a participant in a living history event hosted each year by the U.S. Army Heritage and Education Center in Carlisle, Pennsylvania. 4:31 AM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 30 min.Partisan Violence & American ElectionsHistorian Joanne Freeman talked about violence in American politics from the early republic ... Historian Joanne Freeman talked about violence in American politics from the early republic through the antebellum era, examining how it compares to modern partisan conflicts. This keynote was part of the John Jay Papers conference hosted by Columbia University, who provided the video.
6:01 AM ESTApprox. 1 hr. 22 min.The Presidency Heartland Presidents - Harry Truman & Dwight EisenhowerHarry S. Truman and Dwight D. Eisenhower grew up within 180 miles of each other in America's ... Harry S. Truman and Dwight D. Eisenhower grew up within 180 miles of each other in America's heartland. But these two-term presidents and one-time allies diverged politically during the contentious 1952 presidential campaign, when Ike declared his intention to be the Republican standard-bearer. Their meeting at President Kennedy's 1963 funeral provided a chance for reconciliation. This overview of their life stories and political careers featured Samuel Rushay, Harry S. Truman Presidential Library supervisory archivist, and Tim Rives, Dwight D. Eisenhower Presidential Library deputy director. The Truman Library Institute provided the video. 7:23 AM ESTApprox. 37 min.The Presidency Franklin D. Roosevelt & George H.W. Bush LibrariesThe presidential library tradition began in 1940 with the completion of the Franklin D. Roosevelt ... The presidential library tradition began in 1940 with the completion of the Franklin D. Roosevelt library in Hyde Park, New York. Since then, former presidents have built libraries to house their presidential and personal papers, artifacts, and memorabilia -- including George H.W. Bush, whose library opened in 1997.William Harris of the FDR library and William Holzweiss, from the George H.W. Bush library, talked about the important role they continue to play. The Franklin D. Roosevelt Library and Museum provided the video.