American History TV Schedule

Week of April 17 through April 24

All times and durations are subject to change

Saturday, April 17
8:01 AM 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. 8:29 AM EDTApprox. 31 min.Reel America "Cuba, Bay of Pigs" - 1964Originally broadcast as an NBC "White Paper," this Encyclopaedia Britannica edited classroom ... Originally broadcast as an NBC "White Paper," this Encyclopaedia Britannica edited classroom version of the report tells the story of the failed April 17-19, 1961 Bay of Pigs invasion. The documentary examines various exiled groups opposed to the Castro government, the CIA's role in helping to train, equip, and organize an invasion force, and President Kennedy's decision not to deploy the U.S. military when the plan faltered. 9:00 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr.LIVE Bay of Pigs 60th AnniversaryAmerican History TV & Washington Journal are LIVE to look back 60 years on the failed Bay of Pigs ... American History TV & Washington Journal are LIVE to look back 60 years on the failed Bay of Pigs invasion of Cuba by CIA-backed exiles. Joining us is former CIA historian Nicholas Dujmovic, who'll respond to viewer calls and tweets.
10:00 AM EDTApprox. 25 min.American Artifacts Japanese American National MuseumBill Shishima gave a tour of the Japanese American National Museum in Los Angeles' Little Tokyo. ... Bill Shishima gave a tour of the Japanese American National Museum in Los Angeles' Little Tokyo. Mr. Shishima was born in Little Tokyo in 1930 and spent three years at Heart Mountain Relocation Center in Wyoming during World War II. Located near downtown Los Angeles, Little Tokyo is one of three remaining "Japantowns" in California, where as many as forty thrived prior to World War II. 10:25 AM EDTApprox. 35 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. 11:00 AM EDTApprox. 55 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.
11:55 AM EDTApprox. 5 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. 12:00 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. 1:00 PM 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.
1:59 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 31 min.Oral Histories Vietnam War Nurse Donna RoweDonna Curtis Rowe served as aU.S. Armynurse during the Vietnam War. She described her training, ... Donna Curtis Rowe served as aU.S. Armynurse during the Vietnam War. She described her training, experiences, and interactions with the Vietnamese people in this interview from the Veterans History Project which was conducted by the Atlanta History Center's Kenan Research Center. 3:30 PM EDTApprox. 31 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. 4:01 PM EDTApprox. 58 min.History Bookshelf Linda Greenhouse, "The Burger Court and the Rise of the Judicial Right"Linda Greenhouse talked about her book The Burger Court and the Rise of the Judicial Right, in ... Linda Greenhouse talked about her book The Burger Court and the Rise of the Judicial Right, in which she looks at the Supreme Court from 1969 to 1986, which was presided over by Chief Justice Warren Burger. In her book, she examines the cases that marked Chief Justice Burger's tenure and how his time marked a transition from the liberal Warren Court to the conservative Rehnquist and Roberts Courts.
4:59 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 1 min.James Baker & the End of the Cold WarDiana Villiers Negroponte talked about her book "Master Negotiator: The Role of James A. Baker, ... Diana Villiers Negroponte talked about her book "Master Negotiator: The Role of James A. Baker, III at the End of the Cold War." It looks at how Baker - as Secretary of State - worked to create what President George H.W. Bush called a "new world order" as the Soviet Union collapsed and new international relationships emerged between 1989 and 1992. The Wilson Center hosted this event and provided the video. 6:00 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 9 min.The Civil War Reflections on Civil War HistoryGary Gallagher has written or edited more than 30 books on Civil War history. His latest, "The ... Gary Gallagher has written or edited more than 30 books on Civil War history. His latest, "The Enduring Civil War: Reflections on the Great American Crisis," collects more than 70 essays written for "Civil War Times" magazine containing his thoughts on topics ranging from the direction of contemporary Civil War scholarship to the common notion of Gettysburg as a turning point in the conflict. He discussed these and other subjects featured in the book with Peter Carmichael and Ashley Whitehead Luskey of the Gettysburg College Civil War Institute, which provided this video. 7:09 PM EDTApprox. 51 min.Novelist Horatio Alger, Jr.Horatio Alger, Jr. was a 19th century writer and novelist. He is best known for his "rags to ... Horatio Alger, Jr. was a 19th century writer and novelist. He is best known for his "rags to riches" stories centered around young boys working their way out of poverty. Historian Jack Bales recounted his life story and explained how he has been misrepresented in history. Mr. Bales is the co-author of "The Lost Life of Horatio Alger, Jr." This was part of the Great Lives Lecture Series at the University of Mary Washington, which provided the video.
8:00 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr.Bay of Pigs 60th AnniversarySixty years ago, on April 17, 1961, a force of more than 1,400 CIA-trained Cuban exiles launched ... Sixty years ago, on April 17, 1961, a force of more than 1,400 CIA-trained Cuban exiles launched an invasion at the Bay of Pigs on the southern coast of Cuba. Called Brigade 2506, their goal was the overthrow of communist leader Fidel Castro, who had taken power only two years earlier in the Cuban Revolution. The invasion disintegrated in a matter of days, with 118 killed and more than 1,100 captured. The fiasco cast a pall over President John F. Kennedy's three-month-old administration and set the stage a year later for the nuclear showdown with the Soviet Union known as the Cuban Missile Crisis. American History TV and Washington Journal were LIVE on April 17 to look back at the failed invasion and its consequences. Joining us was former CIA historian Nicholas Dujmovic, who now heads Catholic University's Intelligence Studies Program. 9:00 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr.Hispanic American Soldiers in World War IIDave Gutierrez discussed his book "Patriots from the Barrio: The Story of Company E, 141st ... Dave Gutierrez discussed his book "Patriots from the Barrio: The Story of Company E, 141st Infantry: The Only All Mexican American Army Unit in World War II." This talk was part of a National World War II Museum International Conference, and they provided the video. 10:00 PM EDTApprox. 29 min.Reel America "Cuba, Bay of Pigs" - 1964Originally broadcast as an NBC "White Paper," this Encyclopaedia Britannica edited classroom ... Originally broadcast as an NBC "White Paper," this Encyclopaedia Britannica edited classroom version of the report tells the story of the failed April 17-19, 1961 Bay of Pigs invasion. The documentary examines various exiled groups opposed to the Castro government, the CIA's role in helping to train, equip, and organize an invasion force, and President Kennedy's decision not to deploy the U.S. military when the plan faltered.
10:29 PM EDTApprox. 13 min.John F. Kennedy Speech to American Society of Newspaper EditorsPresident Kennedy spoke to the Society of Newspaper Editors about events in Cuba, which later ... President Kennedy spoke to the Society of Newspaper Editors about events in Cuba, which later became known as the Bay of Pigs Invasion. He emphasized that Cuban "patriots" had taken up arms against Fidel Castro's Revolutionary Government and that the U.S. armed forces were not involved, despite sympathizing with their cause. He also talked about the greater threat of global communist expansion and the American role in resisting such expansion. 10:42 PM EDTApprox. 17 min.Reel America Universal Newsreels on Cuba, 1959-1961This compilation of Universal Newsreels from January 1959 to April 1961 covers the Cuban ... This compilation of Universal Newsreels from January 1959 to April 1961 covers the Cuban Revolution to the aftermath of the failed Bay of Pigs invasion. 10:59 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 1 min.Reel America "Cuba - The Battle of America" - 1960Educational television pioneer Albert Burke hosts a broadcast exploring the causes of the Cuban ... Educational television pioneer Albert Burke hosts a broadcast exploring the causes of the Cuban Revolution. He argues that poverty, racism, and economic exploitation by U.S. corporate interests in pre-revolutionary Cuba led to the popularity of Fidel Castro, who promised to make life better for peasants. Mr. Burke also contends that until the problems of racism and poverty are faced, communism will grow in popularity.
Sunday, April 18
12:00 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr.Bay of Pigs 60th AnniversarySixty years ago, on April 17, 1961, a force of more than 1,400 CIA-trained Cuban exiles launched ... Sixty years ago, on April 17, 1961, a force of more than 1,400 CIA-trained Cuban exiles launched an invasion at the Bay of Pigs on the southern coast of Cuba. Called Brigade 2506, their goal was the overthrow of communist leader Fidel Castro, who had taken power only two years earlier in the Cuban Revolution. The invasion disintegrated in a matter of days, with 118 killed and more than 1,100 captured. The fiasco cast a pall over President John F. Kennedy's three-month-old administration and set the stage a year later for the nuclear showdown with the Soviet Union known as the Cuban Missile Crisis. American History TV and Washington Journal were LIVE on April 17 to look back at the failed invasion and its consequences. Joining us was former CIA historian Nicholas Dujmovic, who now heads Catholic University's Intelligence Studies Program. 1:00 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr.Hispanic American Soldiers in World War IIDave Gutierrez discussed his book "Patriots from the Barrio: The Story of Company E, 141st ... Dave Gutierrez discussed his book "Patriots from the Barrio: The Story of Company E, 141st Infantry: The Only All Mexican American Army Unit in World War II." This talk was part of a National World War II Museum International Conference, and they provided the video. 2:00 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr.History Bookshelf Linda Greenhouse, "The Burger Court and the Rise of the Judicial Right"Linda Greenhouse talked about her book The Burger Court and the Rise of the Judicial Right, in ... Linda Greenhouse talked about her book The Burger Court and the Rise of the Judicial Right, in which she looks at the Supreme Court from 1969 to 1986, which was presided over by Chief Justice Warren Burger. In her book, she examines the cases that marked Chief Justice Burger's tenure and how his time marked a transition from the liberal Warren Court to the conservative Rehnquist and Roberts Courts.
3:00 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr.James Baker & the End of the Cold WarDiana Villiers Negroponte talked about her book "Master Negotiator: The Role of James A. Baker, ... Diana Villiers Negroponte talked about her book "Master Negotiator: The Role of James A. Baker, III at the End of the Cold War." It looks at how Baker - as Secretary of State - worked to create what President George H.W. Bush called a "new world order" as the Soviet Union collapsed and new international relationships emerged between 1989 and 1992. The Wilson Center hosted this event and provided the video. 4:00 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 10 min.The Civil War Reflections on Civil War HistoryGary Gallagher has written or edited more than 30 books on Civil War history. His latest, "The ... Gary Gallagher has written or edited more than 30 books on Civil War history. His latest, "The Enduring Civil War: Reflections on the Great American Crisis," collects more than 70 essays written for "Civil War Times" magazine containing his thoughts on topics ranging from the direction of contemporary Civil War scholarship to the common notion of Gettysburg as a turning point in the conflict. He discussed these and other subjects featured in the book with Peter Carmichael and Ashley Whitehead Luskey of the Gettysburg College Civil War Institute, which provided this video. 5:10 AM EDTApprox. 50 min.Novelist Horatio Alger, Jr.Horatio Alger, Jr. was a 19th century writer and novelist. He is best known for his "rags to ... Horatio Alger, Jr. was a 19th century writer and novelist. He is best known for his "rags to riches" stories centered around young boys working their way out of poverty. Historian Jack Bales recounted his life story and explained how he has been misrepresented in history. Mr. Bales is the co-author of "The Lost Life of Horatio Alger, Jr." This was part of the Great Lives Lecture Series at the University of Mary Washington, which provided the video.
6:00 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 30 min.Oral Histories Vietnam War Nurse Donna RoweDonna Curtis Rowe served as aU.S. Armynurse during the Vietnam War. She described her training, ... Donna Curtis Rowe served as aU.S. Armynurse during the Vietnam War. She described her training, experiences, and interactions with the Vietnamese people in this interview from the Veterans History Project which was conducted by the Atlanta History Center's Kenan Research Center. 7:30 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. 8:00 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.
9:25 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. 10:00 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. 11:15 AM EDTApprox. 45 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.
12:00 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr.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. 1:00 PM 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. 1:59 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 43 min.Oral Histories Vietnam War Correspondent Joseph GallowayJoseph Galloway was a correspondent for United Press International during the Vietnam War. He ... Joseph Galloway was a correspondent for United Press International during the Vietnam War. He described his time in the war zone including his first day in country. In 1998, Mr. Galloway received the Bronze Star Medal with V for valor - the only American civilian to be awarded the medal for his actions during the Vietnam War. This interview is from the Veterans History Project, and was conducted by the Atlanta History Center's Kenan Research Center.
3:42 PM EDTApprox. 18 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 . 4:00 PM EDTApprox. 28 min.Reel America "Cuba, Bay of Pigs" - 1964Originally broadcast as an NBC "White Paper," this Encyclopaedia Britannica edited classroom ... Originally broadcast as an NBC "White Paper," this Encyclopaedia Britannica edited classroom version of the report tells the story of the failed April 17-19, 1961 Bay of Pigs invasion. The documentary examines various exiled groups opposed to the Castro government, the CIA's role in helping to train, equip, and organize an invasion force, and President Kennedy's decision not to deploy the U.S. military when the plan faltered. 4:28 PM EDTApprox. 14 min.John F. Kennedy Speech to American Society of Newspaper EditorsPresident Kennedy spoke to the Society of Newspaper Editors about events in Cuba, which later ... President Kennedy spoke to the Society of Newspaper Editors about events in Cuba, which later became known as the Bay of Pigs Invasion. He emphasized that Cuban "patriots" had taken up arms against Fidel Castro's Revolutionary Government and that the U.S. armed forces were not involved, despite sympathizing with their cause. He also talked about the greater threat of global communist expansion and the American role in resisting such expansion.
4:42 PM EDTApprox. 17 min.Reel America Universal Newsreels on Cuba, 1959-1961This compilation of Universal Newsreels from January 1959 to April 1961 covers the Cuban ... This compilation of Universal Newsreels from January 1959 to April 1961 covers the Cuban Revolution to the aftermath of the failed Bay of Pigs invasion. 4:59 PM EDTApprox. 51 min.Reel America "Cuba - The Battle of America" - 1960Educational television pioneer Albert Burke hosts a broadcast exploring the causes of the Cuban ... Educational television pioneer Albert Burke hosts a broadcast exploring the causes of the Cuban Revolution. He argues that poverty, racism, and economic exploitation by U.S. corporate interests in pre-revolutionary Cuba led to the popularity of Fidel Castro, who promised to make life better for peasants. Mr. Burke also contends that until the problems of racism and poverty are faced, communism will grow in popularity. 5:50 PM EDTApprox. 10 min.Crazy Horse MemorialStarted in 1948, the Crazy Horse Monument in the Black Hills of South Dakota honors the Oglala ... Started in 1948, the Crazy Horse Monument in the Black Hills of South Dakota honors the Oglala Lakota Warrior and is the centerpiece of the campus that seeks to preserve the culture and tradition of all North American Indians. Jadwiga Ziolkowski, Director of Public Affairs of the Crazy Horse Memorial, and Monique Ziolkowski, Director of Mountain Carving, shared the history of the site and talked about their family's connection to the memorial.
6:00 PM EDTApprox. 30 min.American Artifacts The House Where Lincoln DiedJames Swanson, author of Manhunt: The 12-Day Chase for Lincoln's Killer, gave a tour of the ... James Swanson, author of Manhunt: The 12-Day Chase for Lincoln's Killer, gave a tour of the Petersen House, where President Lincoln died after being shot by John Wilkes Booth. Mr. Swanson's book details events inside the boarding house on April 14 and 15, 1865. 6:30 PM EDTApprox. 40 min.Young Americans' Reponse to the Nazi ThreatThe U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum hosted an online panel discussion titled, "How Did Young ... The U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum hosted an online panel discussion titled, "How Did Young Americans Respond to the Nazi Threat?" Museum historians Edna Friedberg and Rebecca Erbelding were joinedby University of Michigan doctoral candidte Leila Braun to discuss reactions during the 1930s and 1940s, and various efforts to help Jews escape Europe. The U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum provided the video for this program. 7:10 PM EDTApprox. 37 min.Frederick Douglass in IrelandIrish historian Christine Kinealy discussed Frederick Douglass's time in Ireland during an ... Irish historian Christine Kinealy discussed Frederick Douglass's time in Ireland during an eighteen month trip to promote abolitionism abroad in 1845 and 1846. She argued that Douglass was moved by his time in Ireland, particularly the respectful treatment he recieved as a formerly enslaved African American. The Nantucket Historical Association hosted this event, provided the video, and retains copyright of this program.
7:47 PM EDTApprox. 13 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. 8:00 PM EDTApprox. 37 min.The Presidency Dwight D. Eisenhower and the HolocaustGeneral Dwight D. Eisenhower ordered that the horrors of the Holocaust be documented as World War ... General Dwight D. Eisenhower ordered that the horrors of the Holocaust be documented as World War II came to an end, determined that the evidence be preserved for future generations. It was a signature move by the man who later occupied the White House. His granddaughter, Susan Eisenhower, talked about what led Ike to this decision. She's the author of "How Ike Led: The Principles Behind Eisenhower's Biggest Decisions." The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum hosted this conversation and provided the video. 8:37 PM EDTApprox. 46 min.The Presidency Dwight D. Eisenhower - "Champion of Peace"Dwight D. Eisenhower engaged in diplomatic and peacemaking efforts throughout his military career ... Dwight D. Eisenhower engaged in diplomatic and peacemaking efforts throughout his military career and presidency. This was the focus of a program featuring curatorial team members Troy Elkins and Jeff Nelson of the Dwight D. Eisenhower Presidential Library and Museum, which hosted this event and provided the video.
9:23 PM EDTApprox. 22 min.The Presidency President Nixon Address on Vietnam WarPresident Nixon addressed the nation from the Oval Office on April 7, 1971 to announce progress in ... President Nixon addressed the nation from the Oval Office on April 7, 1971 to announce progress in military operations that justified an accelerated withdrawal of American troops from Vietnam. 9:45 PM EDTApprox. 15 min.Rufus Edmisten & Richard Nixon's ImpeachmentRufus Edmisten served as the deputy chief counsel on the Senate Watergate Committee, which was ... Rufus Edmisten served as the deputy chief counsel on the Senate Watergate Committee, which was chaired by North Carolina Senator Sam Ervin. In his book, "That's Rufus: A Memoir of Tar Hell Politics, Watergate and Public Life," Mr. Edmisten talked about delivering a subpoena to President Nixon in 1973. 10:00 PM EDTApprox. 30 min.American Artifacts The House Where Lincoln DiedJames Swanson, author of Manhunt: The 12-Day Chase for Lincoln's Killer, gave a tour of the ... James Swanson, author of Manhunt: The 12-Day Chase for Lincoln's Killer, gave a tour of the Petersen House, where President Lincoln died after being shot by John Wilkes Booth. Mr. Swanson's book details events inside the boarding house on April 14 and 15, 1865.
10:30 PM EDTApprox. 40 min.Young Americans' Reponse to the Nazi ThreatThe U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum hosted an online panel discussion titled, "How Did Young ... The U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum hosted an online panel discussion titled, "How Did Young Americans Respond to the Nazi Threat?" Museum historians Edna Friedberg and Rebecca Erbelding were joinedby University of Michigan doctoral candidte Leila Braun to discuss reactions during the 1930s and 1940s, and various efforts to help Jews escape Europe. The U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum provided the video for this program. 11:10 PM EDTApprox. 37 min.Frederick Douglass in IrelandIrish historian Christine Kinealy discussed Frederick Douglass's time in Ireland during an ... Irish historian Christine Kinealy discussed Frederick Douglass's time in Ireland during an eighteen month trip to promote abolitionism abroad in 1845 and 1846. She argued that Douglass was moved by his time in Ireland, particularly the respectful treatment he recieved as a formerly enslaved African American. The Nantucket Historical Association hosted this event, provided the video, and retains copyright of this program. 11:47 PM EDTApprox. 13 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.
Monday, April 19
12:00 AM EDTApprox. 37 min.The Presidency Dwight D. Eisenhower and the HolocaustGeneral Dwight D. Eisenhower ordered that the horrors of the Holocaust be documented as World War ... General Dwight D. Eisenhower ordered that the horrors of the Holocaust be documented as World War II came to an end, determined that the evidence be preserved for future generations. It was a signature move by the man who later occupied the White House. His granddaughter, Susan Eisenhower, talked about what led Ike to this decision. She's the author of "How Ike Led: The Principles Behind Eisenhower's Biggest Decisions." The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum hosted this conversation and provided the video. 12:37 AM EDTApprox. 46 min.The Presidency Dwight D. Eisenhower - "Champion of Peace"Dwight D. Eisenhower engaged in diplomatic and peacemaking efforts throughout his military career ... Dwight D. Eisenhower engaged in diplomatic and peacemaking efforts throughout his military career and presidency. This was the focus of a program featuring curatorial team members Troy Elkins and Jeff Nelson of the Dwight D. Eisenhower Presidential Library and Museum, which hosted this event and provided the video. 1:23 AM EDTApprox. 21 min.The Presidency President Nixon Address on Vietnam WarPresident Nixon addressed the nation from the Oval Office on April 7, 1971 to announce progress in ... President Nixon addressed the nation from the Oval Office on April 7, 1971 to announce progress in military operations that justified an accelerated withdrawal of American troops from Vietnam.
1:44 AM EDTApprox. 17 min.Rufus Edmisten & Richard Nixon's ImpeachmentRufus Edmisten served as the deputy chief counsel on the Senate Watergate Committee, which was ... Rufus Edmisten served as the deputy chief counsel on the Senate Watergate Committee, which was chaired by North Carolina Senator Sam Ervin. In his book, "That's Rufus: A Memoir of Tar Hell Politics, Watergate and Public Life," Mr. Edmisten talked about delivering a subpoena to President Nixon in 1973. 2:01 AM EDTApprox. 29 min.Reel America "Cuba, Bay of Pigs" - 1964Originally broadcast as an NBC "White Paper," this Encyclopaedia Britannica edited classroom ... Originally broadcast as an NBC "White Paper," this Encyclopaedia Britannica edited classroom version of the report tells the story of the failed April 17-19, 1961 Bay of Pigs invasion. The documentary examines various exiled groups opposed to the Castro government, the CIA's role in helping to train, equip, and organize an invasion force, and President Kennedy's decision not to deploy the U.S. military when the plan faltered. 2:30 AM EDTApprox. 13 min.John F. Kennedy Speech to American Society of Newspaper EditorsPresident Kennedy spoke to the Society of Newspaper Editors about events in Cuba, which later ... President Kennedy spoke to the Society of Newspaper Editors about events in Cuba, which later became known as the Bay of Pigs Invasion. He emphasized that Cuban "patriots" had taken up arms against Fidel Castro's Revolutionary Government and that the U.S. armed forces were not involved, despite sympathizing with their cause. He also talked about the greater threat of global communist expansion and the American role in resisting such expansion.
2:43 AM EDTApprox. 17 min.Reel America Universal Newsreels on Cuba, 1959-1961This compilation of Universal Newsreels from January 1959 to April 1961 covers the Cuban ... This compilation of Universal Newsreels from January 1959 to April 1961 covers the Cuban Revolution to the aftermath of the failed Bay of Pigs invasion. 3:00 AM EDTApprox. 51 min.Reel America "Cuba - The Battle of America" - 1960Educational television pioneer Albert Burke hosts a broadcast exploring the causes of the Cuban ... Educational television pioneer Albert Burke hosts a broadcast exploring the causes of the Cuban Revolution. He argues that poverty, racism, and economic exploitation by U.S. corporate interests in pre-revolutionary Cuba led to the popularity of Fidel Castro, who promised to make life better for peasants. Mr. Burke also contends that until the problems of racism and poverty are faced, communism will grow in popularity. 3:51 AM 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.
4:00 AM EDTApprox. 30 min.American Artifacts The House Where Lincoln DiedJames Swanson, author of Manhunt: The 12-Day Chase for Lincoln's Killer, gave a tour of the ... James Swanson, author of Manhunt: The 12-Day Chase for Lincoln's Killer, gave a tour of the Petersen House, where President Lincoln died after being shot by John Wilkes Booth. Mr. Swanson's book details events inside the boarding house on April 14 and 15, 1865. 4:30 AM EDTApprox. 40 min.Young Americans' Reponse to the Nazi ThreatThe U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum hosted an online panel discussion titled, "How Did Young ... The U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum hosted an online panel discussion titled, "How Did Young Americans Respond to the Nazi Threat?" Museum historians Edna Friedberg and Rebecca Erbelding were joinedby University of Michigan doctoral candidte Leila Braun to discuss reactions during the 1930s and 1940s, and various efforts to help Jews escape Europe. The U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum provided the video for this program. 5:10 AM EDTApprox. 40 min.Frederick Douglass in IrelandIrish historian Christine Kinealy discussed Frederick Douglass's time in Ireland during an ... Irish historian Christine Kinealy discussed Frederick Douglass's time in Ireland during an eighteen month trip to promote abolitionism abroad in 1845 and 1846. She argued that Douglass was moved by his time in Ireland, particularly the respectful treatment he recieved as a formerly enslaved African American. The Nantucket Historical Association hosted this event, provided the video, and retains copyright of this program.
5:50 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 41 min.Oral Histories Vietnam War Correspondent Joseph GallowayJoseph Galloway was a correspondent for United Press International during the Vietnam War. He ... Joseph Galloway was a correspondent for United Press International during the Vietnam War. He described his time in the war zone including his first day in country. In 1998, Mr. Galloway received the Bronze Star Medal with V for valor - the only American civilian to be awarded the medal for his actions during the Vietnam War. This interview is from the Veterans History Project, and was conducted by the Atlanta History Center's Kenan Research Center. 7:31 AM 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. 7:35 AM EDTApprox. 25 min.The Presidency President Nixon Address on Vietnam WarPresident Nixon addressed the nation from the Oval Office on April 7, 1971 to announce progress in ... President Nixon addressed the nation from the Oval Office on April 7, 1971 to announce progress in military operations that justified an accelerated withdrawal of American troops from Vietnam.