American History TV Schedule

Week of April 8 through April 15

All times and durations are subject to change

Saturday, April 10
8:01 AM EDTApprox. 28 min.Reel America "The U.S. Overseas Information Program" - 1954This film produced at the height of the Cold War shows examples of Soviet anti-American ... This film produced at the height of the Cold War shows examples of Soviet anti-American propaganda, and outlines U.S. efforts to promote American values around the globe using radio, print, motion pictures, and humanitarian aid. Introduced by U.S. Information Agency director Theodore Streibert, the film shows Soviet newsreel footage, remarks by President Eisenhower, and segments about global information centers that sponsor libraries, lectures, and concerts. This film is from the National Archives. 8:29 AM EDTApprox. 40 min.African American Soldiers & World War IIDuring World War II, over one million African Americans served in the armed forces. Washington ... During World War II, over one million African Americans served in the armed forces. Washington Post writer DeNeen Brown and education consultant Lynn Williams discussed the challenges these soldiers faced. The U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum hosted this discussion titled, "Fighting on Two Fronts: Black Americans Who Served." The museum provided the video. 9:09 AM EDTApprox. 51 min.Women Spies of World War IIEntertainer Josephine Baker, Baltimore resident Virginia Hall, and Muslim pacifist Noor Khan were ... Entertainer Josephine Baker, Baltimore resident Virginia Hall, and Muslim pacifist Noor Khan were recruited as spies during World War II. CIA Museum Deputy Director Janelle Neises and professor Elizabeth Baer discussed the important role these women played and how they were able to use prejudice and sexism to their advantage. This event was hosted by the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum, and they provided the video.
10:00 AM EDTApprox. 30 min.American Artifacts U.S. Botanic Garden HistoryU.S. Botanic Garden Executive Director Ari Novy talked about the history of the oldest botanic ... U.S. Botanic Garden Executive Director Ari Novy talked about the history of the oldest botanic garden in North America, originally proposed by President Washington in a 1796 letter. 10:30 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 10 min.Reagan Assassination Attempt 40th AnniversaryForty years ago, on March 30, 1981, John Hinckley, Jr. fired shots at President Ronald Reagan ... Forty years ago, on March 30, 1981, John Hinckley, Jr. fired shots at President Ronald Reagan outside the Washington Hilton, including one that ricocheted off the limousine and struck the president. Former staffers and Secret Service agents who were there that day talked with Del Quentin Wilber, author of "Rawhide Down: The Near Assassination of Ronald Reagan." The Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Institute hosted this event and provided the video. 11:40 AM EDTApprox. 20 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.
12:00 PM EDTApprox. 47 min.The Presidency President Ronald Reagan Economic Address to CongressPresident Ronald Reagan delivered his economic address to a joint session of Congress. This was ... President Ronald Reagan delivered his economic address to a joint session of Congress. This was President Reagan's first speech before the House and Senate. 12:47 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 12 min.The Presidency President Bill Clinton Economic Address to CongressPresident Bill Clinton announced his economic program in his first address to a joint session of ... President Bill Clinton announced his economic program in his first address to a joint session of Congress. He proposed a stringent system of tax increases and spending cuts intended to reduce the federal deficit by 38 percent over four years while revitalizing the nation's economy. The president's remarks were interrupted by applause numerous times. Federal Reserve Chair Alan Greenspan was seated next to the president's wife, Hillary, in the gallery. The White House described the speech as an address to the Congress rather than a State of the Union address. 1:59 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 30 min.Oral Histories Vietnam War POW Leon EllisLeon Ellis served in the U.S. Air Force during the Vietnam War. His plane was shot down during a ... Leon Ellis served in the U.S. Air Force during the Vietnam War. His plane was shot down during a bombing run and he was held in North Vietnam as a prisoner of war for five years. Mr. Ellis recounted his years in captivity including the torture he endured. This interview is part of the Veterans History Project conducted by the Atlanta History Center's Kenan Research Center.
3:29 PM EDTApprox. 31 min.Lynching in the Early 20th CenturyAlex Tresniowski talked about his book, "The Rope: A True Story of Murder, Heroism, and the Dawn ... Alex Tresniowski talked about his book, "The Rope: A True Story of Murder, Heroism, and the Dawn of the NAACP." He looked back at an Asbury Park, New Jersey murder case against an African American man - arguing there was little evidence against him. He recounted the case in the context of widespread lynching and other crimes against African Americans in the early 20th century. The National Archives hosted this event and provided the video. 4:00 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 24 min.History Bookshelf Claire Gaudiani "Generosity Unbound"Claire Gaudiani looked at the history of philanthropy in the U.S. and argues that Americans would ... Claire Gaudiani looked at the history of philanthropy in the U.S. and argues that Americans would benefit more if there was less government regulation of private foundations. She discussed her book with Mr. Blankenhorn and responded to members of the audience at The Institute for American Values in New York City. 5:24 PM EDTApprox. 36 min.George Washington & Washington, D.C.Robert Watson talked about his book, "George Washington's Final Battle: The Epic Struggle to Build ... Robert Watson talked about his book, "George Washington's Final Battle: The Epic Struggle to Build a Capital City and a Nation." He explained why Washington saw the creation of a successful capital city as key to the new nation's future. The National Archives hosted this event and provided the video.
6:00 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 14 min.The Civil War Confederate Boat Burners on the MississippiSouthern Utah University professor Laura June Davis talked about Confederate boat burners and ... Southern Utah University professor Laura June Davis talked about Confederate boat burners and naval guerrilla action on the lower Mississippi River during the last years of the Civil War. She described how after the fall of Vicksburg in 1863, clandestine Confederate forces targeted commercial steamboats in order to disrupt Union supplies and cause panic in the North. Virginia Tech's Center for Civil War Studies hosted this event and provided the video. 7:14 PM EDTApprox. 46 min.Early 20th Century Women ExplorersJayne Zanglein talked about her book, "The Girl Explorers: The Untold Story of the Globetrotting ... Jayne Zanglein talked about her book, "The Girl Explorers: The Untold Story of the Globetrotting Women Who Trekked, Flew, and Fought Their Way Around the World.'' We hear the story of the early members of the Society of Woman Geographers. They founded the group after women were banned from male-dominated geography and explorer clubs. The National Archives Foundation hosted this event and provided the video. 8:00 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 4 min.Lectures in History Vietnam, Walter Cronkite & Public OpinionOn February 27, 1968, CBS News anchor Walter Cronkite closed a special report on Vietnam with a ... On February 27, 1968, CBS News anchor Walter Cronkite closed a special report on Vietnam with a pessimistic assessment of the U.S. war effort. Mr. Cronkite's remarks are often cited as a turning point in American public opinion against the war and credited with playing a role in President Lyndon Johnson's surprise decision a month later not to run for a second term. But American University professor Joseph Campbell, who taught a class about what's known as the "Cronkite Moment," argued the impact of Mr. Cronkite's comments has been vastly overstated and is merely a media myth.
9:04 PM EDTApprox. 57 min.Churchill, Truman & the "Iron Curtain" SpeechAuthor Candice Millard and Institute of Museum and Library Services Director Crosby Kemper III ... Author Candice Millard and Institute of Museum and Library Services Director Crosby Kemper III talked about Winston Churchill's 1946 "Iron Curtain" speech with Washington Post columnist David Von Drehle. They examined his motivations for giving the speech and his relationship with Harry Truman as both men looked towards the future of the West and the Soviet Union. The Truman Library Institute hosted this event and provided the video. 10:01 PM EDTApprox. 30 min.Reel America "Where Dreams Come True" - 1979Directed by African American William Greaves and narrated by actor Ricardo Montalban, "Where ... Directed by African American William Greaves and narrated by actor Ricardo Montalban, "Where Dreams Come True" is a 1979 NASA film highlighting the contributions of women and minorities and encouraging more to consider a career at the agency. The documentary includes interviews with astronaut-scientists Kathryn Sullivan and Ronald McNair, research psychologist Patricia Cowings, engineer Ruben Ramos, and former astronaut and deputy administrator Frederick Gregory. Much of the work depicted in this film relates to the fledgling Space Shuttle program - which was 2 years away from its first mission. 10:31 PM EDTApprox. 28 min.Reel America "Space Shuttle - Mission to the Future" - 1981Narrated by actor James Doohan, best known for his role as Star Trek's "Scotty," this NASA film ... Narrated by actor James Doohan, best known for his role as Star Trek's "Scotty," this NASA film also includes appearances by writers Isaac Asimov and James Michener. Produced prior to the first shuttle mission on April 12, 1981, the film explains the shuttle program by showing a simulated flight of Columbia, and emphasizes the global effort - especially in payloads and in constructing, supplying, and occupying the International Space Station.
10:59 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 1 min.Reel America The 25th Year" - 1983This 1983 NASA film marks its 25th anniversary by documenting the space agency's achievements from ... This 1983 NASA film marks its 25th anniversary by documenting the space agency's achievements from the October 1, 1958 founding through several early Space Shuttle missions. The film begins with an account of the manned space program beginning with Mercury, and touches on many other aspects of NASA's work including exploration of the solar system, satellites, and aeronautics. The closing 20 minutes of this 50-minute documentary features the Space Shuttle program.
Sunday, April 11
12:00 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 1 min.Lectures in History Vietnam, Walter Cronkite & Public OpinionOn February 27, 1968, CBS News anchor Walter Cronkite closed a special report on Vietnam with a ... On February 27, 1968, CBS News anchor Walter Cronkite closed a special report on Vietnam with a pessimistic assessment of the U.S. war effort. Mr. Cronkite's remarks are often cited as a turning point in American public opinion against the war and credited with playing a role in President Lyndon Johnson's surprise decision a month later not to run for a second term. But American University professor Joseph Campbell, who taught a class about what's known as the "Cronkite Moment," argued the impact of Mr. Cronkite's comments has been vastly overstated and is merely a media myth. 1:01 AM EDTApprox. 59 min.Churchill, Truman & the "Iron Curtain" SpeechAuthor Candice Millard and Institute of Museum and Library Services Director Crosby Kemper III ... Author Candice Millard and Institute of Museum and Library Services Director Crosby Kemper III talked about Winston Churchill's 1946 "Iron Curtain" speech with Washington Post columnist David Von Drehle. They examined his motivations for giving the speech and his relationship with Harry Truman as both men looked towards the future of the West and the Soviet Union. The Truman Library Institute hosted this event and provided the video. 2:00 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 25 min.History Bookshelf Claire Gaudiani "Generosity Unbound"Claire Gaudiani looked at the history of philanthropy in the U.S. and argues that Americans would ... Claire Gaudiani looked at the history of philanthropy in the U.S. and argues that Americans would benefit more if there was less government regulation of private foundations. She discussed her book with Mr. Blankenhorn and responded to members of the audience at The Institute for American Values in New York City.
3:25 AM EDTApprox. 35 min.George Washington & Washington, D.C.Robert Watson talked about his book, "George Washington's Final Battle: The Epic Struggle to Build ... Robert Watson talked about his book, "George Washington's Final Battle: The Epic Struggle to Build a Capital City and a Nation." He explained why Washington saw the creation of a successful capital city as key to the new nation's future. The National Archives hosted this event and provided the video. 4:00 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 15 min.The Civil War Confederate Boat Burners on the MississippiSouthern Utah University professor Laura June Davis talked about Confederate boat burners and ... Southern Utah University professor Laura June Davis talked about Confederate boat burners and naval guerrilla action on the lower Mississippi River during the last years of the Civil War. She described how after the fall of Vicksburg in 1863, clandestine Confederate forces targeted commercial steamboats in order to disrupt Union supplies and cause panic in the North. Virginia Tech's Center for Civil War Studies hosted this event and provided the video. 5:15 AM EDTApprox. 44 min.Early 20th Century Women ExplorersJayne Zanglein talked about her book, "The Girl Explorers: The Untold Story of the Globetrotting ... Jayne Zanglein talked about her book, "The Girl Explorers: The Untold Story of the Globetrotting Women Who Trekked, Flew, and Fought Their Way Around the World.'' We hear the story of the early members of the Society of Woman Geographers. They founded the group after women were banned from male-dominated geography and explorer clubs. The National Archives Foundation hosted this event and provided the video.
5:59 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 1 min.U.S. Air Power in AsiaAuthors Sam Kleiner and James M. Scott talked about the use of U.S. air power in Asia at both the ... Authors Sam Kleiner and James M. Scott talked about the use of U.S. air power in Asia at both the beginning and end of World War II. Mr. Kleiner looked at the First American Volunteer Group -- better known as the Flying Tigers -- who battled the Japanese in China even before the Pearl Harbor attack. Mr. Scott detailed the B-29 air campaigns against mainland Japan, including the March 1945 firebombing of Tokyo -- considered the single most destructive bombing raid in history. This discussion was part of an annual conference hosted by the National World War II Museum, which provided this video. 7:00 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr.Churchill, Truman & the "Iron Curtain" SpeechAuthor Candice Millard and Institute of Museum and Library Services Director Crosby Kemper III ... Author Candice Millard and Institute of Museum and Library Services Director Crosby Kemper III talked about Winston Churchill's 1946 "Iron Curtain" speech with Washington Post columnist David Von Drehle. They examined his motivations for giving the speech and his relationship with Harry Truman as both men looked towards the future of the West and the Soviet Union. The Truman Library Institute hosted this event and provided the video. 8:00 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr.History Bookshelf Ethan Chorin, "Exit the Colonel"Ethan Chorin, a diplomat who served as an economic and commercial attache in Tripoli from 2004 to ... Ethan Chorin, a diplomat who served as an economic and commercial attache in Tripoli from 2004 to 2006, talked about his book, Exit the Colonel: The Hidden History of the Libyan Revolution, in which he traces the background to the 2011 uprisings in Libya. He also responded to questions from the audience. This event was hosted by the Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs in New York City.
9:00 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr.George Kennan and U.S. Cold War Containment PolicyAuthor and journalist Evan Thomas talks about the impact and legacy of U.S. diplomat George Kennan ... Author and journalist Evan Thomas talks about the impact and legacy of U.S. diplomat George Kennan and his "Long Telegram" with Truman Presidential Library director Kurt Graham. On February 22, 1946, U.S. diplomat George Kennan sent a cable from Moscow to the State Department outlining his assessment of the Soviet Union's post-World War II expansionist aims. The message outlined his ideas to contain the spread of communism, and became known as the "Long Telegram" because of its unusual length - thousands of words. This containment strategy dominated U.S. foreign policy throughout the decades of the Cold War. . 10:00 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 15 min.The Civil War Slavery Depictions in CinemaHampden-Sydney College professor Matthew Hulbert looked at depictions of slavery in Hollywood ... Hampden-Sydney College professor Matthew Hulbert looked at depictions of slavery in Hollywood films ranging from "Birth of a Nation" and "Gone with the Wind" to "Django Unchained" and "Free State of Jones." He talked about how early films glorified the Lost Cause and argued that while recent films show the horrors of the slave trade and resistance by enslaved people, the idea of the white savior is often still central to the narrative. Virginia Tech's Center for Civil War Studies hosted this event and provided the video. 11:15 AM EDTApprox. 45 min.Madam C.J. Walker's Life in FilmA'Lelia Bundles talked about "Self Made," a 2020 Netflix limited series starring Octavia Spencer. ... A'Lelia Bundles talked about "Self Made," a 2020 Netflix limited series starring Octavia Spencer. The series is an adaptation of her book "On Her Own Ground: The Life and Times of Madam C.J. Walker," which profiles her great-great grandmother -- the creator of the first African American hair care empire. The National Archives Foundation hosted this event and provided the video.
12:00 PM EDTApprox. 55 min.Lectures in History Notable Speakers of the HouseSouthern Illinois University Edwardsville professor Kenneth Moffett taught a class about notable ... Southern Illinois University Edwardsville professor Kenneth Moffett taught a class about notable speakers of the U.S. House, from Henry Clay and Joseph Cannon to Newt Gingrich and Nancy Pelosi. He described how various speakers wielded power, the procedural rules and norms they enacted, and the balance of power between the legislative and executive branches in different eras. The Southern Illinois University Edwardsville provided the video for this class. 12:55 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 6 min.511th Parachute Infantry Regiment & 1945 Los Baños RaidJeremy Holm talked about his book, "When Angels Fall: From Toccoa to Tokyo: The 511th Parachute ... Jeremy Holm talked about his book, "When Angels Fall: From Toccoa to Tokyo: The 511th Parachute Infantry Regiment in World War II, MacArthur's Secret Weapon & Heroes of Los Baños." He chronicled the regiment's 1945 liberation of over 2,100 Allied civilian and military personnel from the Japanese military's Los Baños internment camp in the Philippines. The MacArthur Memorial hosted this event and provided the video. 2:01 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 20 min.Oral Histories Vietnam War Veteran David TaylorDavid Vassar Taylor recounted his time as a clerk in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. He ... David Vassar Taylor recounted his time as a clerk in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. He described the segregation of black and white troops as well as the discrimination he experienced at the hands of his commanding officers. This interview is part of the Veterans History Project conducted by the Atlanta History Center's Kenan Research Center.
3:21 PM EDTApprox. 39 min.Humorist Art Buchwald & Political SatireArt Buchwald was a humorist who frequently satirized politics. His Pulitzer Prize winning column ... Art Buchwald was a humorist who frequently satirized politics. His Pulitzer Prize winning column was syndicated in over 500 newspapers. Author and historical researcher Michael Hill told the story of Buchwald's life, career and legacy. The University of Mary Washington hosted this talk as part of their Great Lives Lecture Series and provided the video. 4:00 PM EDTApprox. 30 min.Reel America "Where Dreams Come True" - 1979Directed by African American William Greaves and narrated by actor Ricardo Montalban, "Where ... Directed by African American William Greaves and narrated by actor Ricardo Montalban, "Where Dreams Come True" is a 1979 NASA film highlighting the contributions of women and minorities and encouraging more to consider a career at the agency. The documentary includes interviews with astronaut-scientists Kathryn Sullivan and Ronald McNair, research psychologist Patricia Cowings, engineer Ruben Ramos, and former astronaut and deputy administrator Frederick Gregory. Much of the work depicted in this film relates to the fledgling Space Shuttle program - which was 2 years away from its first mission. 4:30 PM EDTApprox. 27 min.Reel America "Space Shuttle - Mission to the Future" - 1981Narrated by actor James Doohan, best known for his role as Star Trek's "Scotty," this NASA film ... Narrated by actor James Doohan, best known for his role as Star Trek's "Scotty," this NASA film also includes appearances by writers Isaac Asimov and James Michener. Produced prior to the first shuttle mission on April 12, 1981, the film explains the shuttle program by showing a simulated flight of Columbia, and emphasizes the global effort - especially in payloads and in constructing, supplying, and occupying the International Space Station.
4:57 PM EDTApprox. 58 min.Reel America The 25th Year" - 1983This 1983 NASA film marks its 25th anniversary by documenting the space agency's achievements from ... This 1983 NASA film marks its 25th anniversary by documenting the space agency's achievements from the October 1, 1958 founding through several early Space Shuttle missions. The film begins with an account of the manned space program beginning with Mercury, and touches on many other aspects of NASA's work including exploration of the solar system, satellites, and aeronautics. The closing 20 minutes of this 50-minute documentary features the Space Shuttle program. 5:55 PM EDTApprox. 31 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. 6:26 PM EDTApprox. 30 min.American Artifacts Little TokyoBill Shishima, a docent at the Japanese American National Museum, gave a tour of Little Tokyo. Mr. ... Bill Shishima, a docent at the Japanese American National Museum, gave a tour of Little Tokyo. Mr. Shishima was born in Little Tokyo in 1930 and during World War II was interned for three years in Wyoming at Heart Mountain Relocation Center. Declared a National Historic Landmark District in 1995, Little Tokyo near downtown Los Angeles has been the center of Japanese culture in southern California since the early 1900s.
6:56 PM EDTApprox. 3 min.Willard-Dempsey FightToledo hosted the heavyweight boxing match between Jack Dempsey and Jess Willard in 1919. ... Toledo hosted the heavyweight boxing match between Jack Dempsey and Jess Willard in 1919. Historian Tedd Long explained what happened at the fight that was billed as the match of the century. 6:59 PM EDTApprox. 52 min.Editorial Cartoonist Bill Mauldin's Life & WorkBill Mauldin served in the 45th Infantry Division during World War II and gained fame and the ... Bill Mauldin served in the 45th Infantry Division during World War II and gained fame and the Pulitzer Prize for his "Willie and Joe" cartoons chronicling the everyday experiences of American troops at the front. Mauldin biographer Todd DePastino talked about the editorial cartoonist's life and work, including his postwar career during which he received a second Pulitzer. This conversation was part of annual conference hosted by the National World War II Museum, which provided this video. 7:51 PM EDTApprox. 9 min.Battle of Fallen TimbersThe Battle of Fallen Timbers was the final battle of the Indian War in the Northwest. Shannon ... The Battle of Fallen Timbers was the final battle of the Indian War in the Northwest. Shannon Hughes, Director of Programming at Metroparks Toledo, explained that this battle led to the signing of the Treaty of Greenville, which opened America's west for European American settlement.
8:00 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr.The Presidency President George W. Bush Economic Address to CongressIn his first address to a joint session of Congress, President Bush outlined his budget and ... In his first address to a joint session of Congress, President Bush outlined his budget and economic goals. He offered a plan that would provide a $1.6 trillion tax cut, pay off $2 trillion of the national debt over the next 10 years, and leave a portion of the projected surplus for emergency measures. He also talked about education policy, Social Security, and his philosophy of limited government. 9:00 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 26 min.The Presidency President Barack Obama Economic Address to CongressIn his first address to a joint session of Congress, President Obama outlined his budget and ... In his first address to a joint session of Congress, President Obama outlined his budget and economic goals. In his remarks he urged the nation to remain hopeful as it confronted the economic challenges ahead and outlined recovery plans that included health care reform, revised tax policies to assist those whose incomes were below $250,000 per year, and a new commitment to education. He also spoke about fiscal responsibility and his plan to cut the budget deficit in half by the end of his term. Additionally, he spoke briefly about foreign policy challenges and recognized people in the House Gallery whose stories had inspired him. 10:26 PM EDTApprox. 30 min.American Artifacts Little TokyoBill Shishima, a docent at the Japanese American National Museum, gave a tour of Little Tokyo. Mr. ... Bill Shishima, a docent at the Japanese American National Museum, gave a tour of Little Tokyo. Mr. Shishima was born in Little Tokyo in 1930 and during World War II was interned for three years in Wyoming at Heart Mountain Relocation Center. Declared a National Historic Landmark District in 1995, Little Tokyo near downtown Los Angeles has been the center of Japanese culture in southern California since the early 1900s.
10:56 PM EDTApprox. 4 min.Willard-Dempsey FightToledo hosted the heavyweight boxing match between Jack Dempsey and Jess Willard in 1919. ... Toledo hosted the heavyweight boxing match between Jack Dempsey and Jess Willard in 1919. Historian Tedd Long explained what happened at the fight that was billed as the match of the century. 11:00 PM EDTApprox. 51 min.Editorial Cartoonist Bill Mauldin's Life & WorkBill Mauldin served in the 45th Infantry Division during World War II and gained fame and the ... Bill Mauldin served in the 45th Infantry Division during World War II and gained fame and the Pulitzer Prize for his "Willie and Joe" cartoons chronicling the everyday experiences of American troops at the front. Mauldin biographer Todd DePastino talked about the editorial cartoonist's life and work, including his postwar career during which he received a second Pulitzer. This conversation was part of annual conference hosted by the National World War II Museum, which provided this video. 11:51 PM EDTApprox. 9 min.Battle of Fallen TimbersThe Battle of Fallen Timbers was the final battle of the Indian War in the Northwest. Shannon ... The Battle of Fallen Timbers was the final battle of the Indian War in the Northwest. Shannon Hughes, Director of Programming at Metroparks Toledo, explained that this battle led to the signing of the Treaty of Greenville, which opened America's west for European American settlement.
Monday, April 12
12:00 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr.The Presidency President George W. Bush Economic Address to CongressIn his first address to a joint session of Congress, President Bush outlined his budget and ... In his first address to a joint session of Congress, President Bush outlined his budget and economic goals. He offered a plan that would provide a $1.6 trillion tax cut, pay off $2 trillion of the national debt over the next 10 years, and leave a portion of the projected surplus for emergency measures. He also talked about education policy, Social Security, and his philosophy of limited government. 1:00 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr.The Presidency President Barack Obama Economic Address to CongressIn his first address to a joint session of Congress, President Obama outlined his budget and ... In his first address to a joint session of Congress, President Obama outlined his budget and economic goals. In his remarks he urged the nation to remain hopeful as it confronted the economic challenges ahead and outlined recovery plans that included health care reform, revised tax policies to assist those whose incomes were below $250,000 per year, and a new commitment to education. He also spoke about fiscal responsibility and his plan to cut the budget deficit in half by the end of his term. Additionally, he spoke briefly about foreign policy challenges and recognized people in the House Gallery whose stories had inspired him. 2:00 AM EDTApprox. 30 min.Reel America "Where Dreams Come True" - 1979Directed by African American William Greaves and narrated by actor Ricardo Montalban, "Where ... Directed by African American William Greaves and narrated by actor Ricardo Montalban, "Where Dreams Come True" is a 1979 NASA film highlighting the contributions of women and minorities and encouraging more to consider a career at the agency. The documentary includes interviews with astronaut-scientists Kathryn Sullivan and Ronald McNair, research psychologist Patricia Cowings, engineer Ruben Ramos, and former astronaut and deputy administrator Frederick Gregory. Much of the work depicted in this film relates to the fledgling Space Shuttle program - which was 2 years away from its first mission.
2:30 AM EDTApprox. 27 min.Reel America "Space Shuttle - Mission to the Future" - 1981Narrated by actor James Doohan, best known for his role as Star Trek's "Scotty," this NASA film ... Narrated by actor James Doohan, best known for his role as Star Trek's "Scotty," this NASA film also includes appearances by writers Isaac Asimov and James Michener. Produced prior to the first shuttle mission on April 12, 1981, the film explains the shuttle program by showing a simulated flight of Columbia, and emphasizes the global effort - especially in payloads and in constructing, supplying, and occupying the International Space Station. 2:57 AM EDTApprox. 57 min.Reel America The 25th Year" - 1983This 1983 NASA film marks its 25th anniversary by documenting the space agency's achievements from ... This 1983 NASA film marks its 25th anniversary by documenting the space agency's achievements from the October 1, 1958 founding through several early Space Shuttle missions. The film begins with an account of the manned space program beginning with Mercury, and touches on many other aspects of NASA's work including exploration of the solar system, satellites, and aeronautics. The closing 20 minutes of this 50-minute documentary features the Space Shuttle program. 3:54 AM EDTApprox. 32 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.
4:26 AM EDTApprox. 34 min.American Artifacts Little TokyoBill Shishima, a docent at the Japanese American National Museum, gave a tour of Little Tokyo. Mr. ... Bill Shishima, a docent at the Japanese American National Museum, gave a tour of Little Tokyo. Mr. Shishima was born in Little Tokyo in 1930 and during World War II was interned for three years in Wyoming at Heart Mountain Relocation Center. Declared a National Historic Landmark District in 1995, Little Tokyo near downtown Los Angeles has been the center of Japanese culture in southern California since the early 1900s. 5:00 AM EDTApprox. 51 min.Editorial Cartoonist Bill Mauldin's Life & WorkBill Mauldin served in the 45th Infantry Division during World War II and gained fame and the ... Bill Mauldin served in the 45th Infantry Division during World War II and gained fame and the Pulitzer Prize for his "Willie and Joe" cartoons chronicling the everyday experiences of American troops at the front. Mauldin biographer Todd DePastino talked about the editorial cartoonist's life and work, including his postwar career during which he received a second Pulitzer. This conversation was part of annual conference hosted by the National World War II Museum, which provided this video. 5:51 AM EDTApprox. 9 min.Rapid City Flood of 1972Regarded as the worst recorded flood in South Dakota's history, the 1972 flood would alter the ... Regarded as the worst recorded flood in South Dakota's history, the 1972 flood would alter the look of Rapid City and help change how the federal government responds to natural disasters. Corey Christianson, Administration, Exhibits, and Curation Coordinator at the Journey Museum and Learning Center, talked about the impact the flood had on the city.
6:00 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr.The Presidency President George W. Bush Economic Address to CongressIn his first address to a joint session of Congress, President Bush outlined his budget and ... In his first address to a joint session of Congress, President Bush outlined his budget and economic goals. He offered a plan that would provide a $1.6 trillion tax cut, pay off $2 trillion of the national debt over the next 10 years, and leave a portion of the projected surplus for emergency measures. He also talked about education policy, Social Security, and his philosophy of limited government. 7:00 AM EDTApprox. 59 min.The Presidency President Barack Obama Economic Address to CongressIn his first address to a joint session of Congress, President Obama outlined his budget and ... In his first address to a joint session of Congress, President Obama outlined his budget and economic goals. In his remarks he urged the nation to remain hopeful as it confronted the economic challenges ahead and outlined recovery plans that included health care reform, revised tax policies to assist those whose incomes were below $250,000 per year, and a new commitment to education. He also spoke about fiscal responsibility and his plan to cut the budget deficit in half by the end of his term. Additionally, he spoke briefly about foreign policy challenges and recognized people in the House Gallery whose stories had inspired him.