American History TV Schedule

Week of April 22 through April 29

All times and durations are subject to change

Saturday, April 24
8:00 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 10 min.19th Century Irish ImmigrationWestfield State University history professor emerita Catherine Shannon discussed the large-scale ... Westfield State University history professor emerita Catherine Shannon discussed the large-scale Irish immigration to America in the mid-nineteenth century. She also talks about the relationship immigrants maintained with their home country. The Nantucket Historical Association hosted this event, provided the video, and retains copyright of this program. 9:10 AM EDTApprox. 50 min.Tribute to Walter MondaleFormer Vice President Walter Mondale joins President Jimmy Carter in a conversation moderated by ... Former Vice President Walter Mondale joins President Jimmy Carter in a conversation moderated by Richard Moe, former Chief of Staff to Vice President Mondale. That's followed by remarks by Vice President Joe Biden and several other speakers. 10:00 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.
10:30 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. 11:10 AM 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 AM 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.
12:00 PM EDTApprox. 39 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. 12:39 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. 1:25 PM 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.
1:46 PM EDTApprox. 14 min.Basque Culture in NevadaVisit the Jon Bilbao Basque Library at the University of Nevada, Reno to learn about the Basque ... Visit the Jon Bilbao Basque Library at the University of Nevada, Reno to learn about the Basque culture. IƱaki Arrieta Baro, Basque Librarian, showed items from the library's collections and talked about the contributions that the Basque people have made to Reno and other parts of Nevada. 2:00 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 25 min.Oral Histories Red Cross "Donut Dolly" Camilla MeyersonCamilla Meyerson recounted her time as a Red Cross "Donut Dolly" during the Vietnam War. "Donut ... Camilla Meyerson recounted her time as a Red Cross "Donut Dolly" during the Vietnam War. "Donut Dollies" were women tasked with boosting solldier morale in active war zones. They would help them write letters home, or sit next to their hospital beds and comfort them. This interview is from the Veterans History Project, and was conducted by the Atlanta History Center's Kenan Research Center. 3:25 PM EDTApprox. 35 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.
4:00 PM EDTApprox. 54 min.History Bookshelf Mona Charen, "Sex Matters"Syndicated columnist Mona Charen argued that the feminist agenda has upended the nuclear family ... Syndicated columnist Mona Charen argued that the feminist agenda has upended the nuclear family and how relationships between men and women are viewed. 4:54 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 6 min.The Iran Hostage Crisis & U.S. - Iran RelationsOn November 4, 1979, Iranian students stormed the U.S. Embassy in Tehran, taking more than 50 ... On November 4, 1979, Iranian students stormed the U.S. Embassy in Tehran, taking more than 50 Americans hostage - holding them for 444 days. Former hostages Barry Rosen and John Limbert recalled the siege as well as their captivity, and discussed the impact the crisis had on future U.S. relations with Iran. They were joined by Gary Sick, former National Security Council staff member during the Ford, Carter, and Reagan administrations. The State University of New York, Maritime College hosted this event and provided the video. 6:00 PM EDTApprox. 58 min.The Civil War Lives of Civil War VeteransBrian Matthew Jordan and Evan Rothera are the co-editors of "The War Went On: Reconsidering the ... Brian Matthew Jordan and Evan Rothera are the co-editors of "The War Went On: Reconsidering the Lives of Civil War Veterans," a collection of essays by 15 scholars which the editors said they hope provides a better understanding of the complexity of veterans' post-war experiences. They discussed some of the stories and themes featured in the book with Peter Carmichael and Ashley Whitehead Luskey of the Gettysburg College Civil War Institute, which provided this video.
6:58 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 1 min.Okinawa & Survival of China During World War IIThe Battle of Okinawa was the last major battle of World War II. Authors Saul David and Rana ... The Battle of Okinawa was the last major battle of World War II. Authors Saul David and Rana Mitter recounted the events leading up to the battle and the role it played in ending the war. They also discussed China's conflict with Japan before World War II, and how it impacted China's future. They are joined by historian Richard Frank, author of "Tower of Skulls: A History of the Asia-Pacific War, July 1937-May 1942." This discussion was part of an annual conference hosted by the National World War II Museum, which provided the video. 7:59 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 20 min.Lectures in History 1864 Presidential ElectionChristopher Newport University professor Jonathan White taught a class about the 1864 presidential ... Christopher Newport University professor Jonathan White taught a class about the 1864 presidential election pitting incumbent Abraham Lincoln against his former top general, Democrat George McClellan. With casualties mounting and Union armies stalemated in the field, professor White said by August 1864 Lincoln was unpopular with the electorate, leaving the commander-in-chief convinced he would lose. But a Democratic platform conciliatory to the Confederates -- viewed by many as traitorous -- coupled with the fall of Atlanta to Union forces, helped propel Lincoln to a landslide victory. 9:19 PM EDTApprox. 40 min.Women Artists in the White House CollectionThe first White House curator was hired during the Kennedy administration to oversee a growing art ... The first White House curator was hired during the Kennedy administration to oversee a growing art collection. Public history fellow Sarah Fling discussed the women artists whose work is part of the collection - as well as the first ladies who have made their own contributions. The White House Historical Association hosted this talk and provided the video.
9:59 PM EDTApprox. 2 hr. 6 min.Reel America "The Greatest Good - A Forest Service Centennial Film"This documentary tells the history of the U.S. Forest Service. Created in 1905 by President ... This documentary tells the history of the U.S. Forest Service. Created in 1905 by President Theodore Roosevelt and his Chief Forester Gifford Pinchot, the service sought to conserve disappearing natural resources but make them available in a sustainable way for logging, grazing, and mineral extraction. The film title comes from Pinchot's mission statement for the new service, "where conflicting interests must be reconciled, the question shall always be decided from the standpoint of the greatest good of the greatest number in the long run." Narrated by Charles Osgood, the film includes contrasting viewpoints and explores the persistent tension between conservation, preservation, and public use.
Sunday, April 25
12:05 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 20 min.Lectures in History 1864 Presidential ElectionChristopher Newport University professor Jonathan White taught a class about the 1864 presidential ... Christopher Newport University professor Jonathan White taught a class about the 1864 presidential election pitting incumbent Abraham Lincoln against his former top general, Democrat George McClellan. With casualties mounting and Union armies stalemated in the field, professor White said by August 1864 Lincoln was unpopular with the electorate, leaving the commander-in-chief convinced he would lose. But a Democratic platform conciliatory to the Confederates -- viewed by many as traitorous -- coupled with the fall of Atlanta to Union forces, helped propel Lincoln to a landslide victory. 1:25 AM EDTApprox. 40 min.Women Artists in the White House CollectionThe first White House curator was hired during the Kennedy administration to oversee a growing art ... The first White House curator was hired during the Kennedy administration to oversee a growing art collection. Public history fellow Sarah Fling discussed the women artists whose work is part of the collection - as well as the first ladies who have made their own contributions. The White House Historical Association hosted this talk and provided the video. 2:05 AM EDTApprox. 55 min.History Bookshelf Mona Charen, "Sex Matters"Syndicated columnist Mona Charen argued that the feminist agenda has upended the nuclear family ... Syndicated columnist Mona Charen argued that the feminist agenda has upended the nuclear family and how relationships between men and women are viewed.
3:00 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 5 min.The Iran Hostage Crisis & U.S. - Iran RelationsOn November 4, 1979, Iranian students stormed the U.S. Embassy in Tehran, taking more than 50 ... On November 4, 1979, Iranian students stormed the U.S. Embassy in Tehran, taking more than 50 Americans hostage - holding them for 444 days. Former hostages Barry Rosen and John Limbert recalled the siege as well as their captivity, and discussed the impact the crisis had on future U.S. relations with Iran. They were joined by Gary Sick, former National Security Council staff member during the Ford, Carter, and Reagan administrations. The State University of New York, Maritime College hosted this event and provided the video. 4:05 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr.The Civil War Lives of Civil War VeteransBrian Matthew Jordan and Evan Rothera are the co-editors of "The War Went On: Reconsidering the ... Brian Matthew Jordan and Evan Rothera are the co-editors of "The War Went On: Reconsidering the Lives of Civil War Veterans," a collection of essays by 15 scholars which the editors said they hope provides a better understanding of the complexity of veterans' post-war experiences. They discussed some of the stories and themes featured in the book with Peter Carmichael and Ashley Whitehead Luskey of the Gettysburg College Civil War Institute, which provided this video. 5:05 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr.Okinawa & Survival of China During World War IIThe Battle of Okinawa was the last major battle of World War II. Authors Saul David and Rana ... The Battle of Okinawa was the last major battle of World War II. Authors Saul David and Rana Mitter recounted the events leading up to the battle and the role it played in ending the war. They also discussed China's conflict with Japan before World War II, and how it impacted China's future. They are joined by historian Richard Frank, author of "Tower of Skulls: A History of the Asia-Pacific War, July 1937-May 1942." This discussion was part of an annual conference hosted by the National World War II Museum, which provided the video.
6:05 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 25 min.Oral Histories Red Cross "Donut Dolly" Camilla MeyersonCamilla Meyerson recounted her time as a Red Cross "Donut Dolly" during the Vietnam War. "Donut ... Camilla Meyerson recounted her time as a Red Cross "Donut Dolly" during the Vietnam War. "Donut Dollies" were women tasked with boosting solldier morale in active war zones. They would help them write letters home, or sit next to their hospital beds and comfort them. This interview is from the Veterans History Project, and was conducted by the Atlanta History Center's Kenan Research Center. 7:30 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. 8:00 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.
9:00 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. 10:00 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. 11:10 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.
12:00 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. 1:00 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. 2:00 PM EDTApprox. 20 min.American Artifacts Washington, DC Tidal Basin & Cherry BlossomsEvery spring, thousands of people visit the Washington, DC Tidal Basin to see the cherry blossoms. ... Every spring, thousands of people visit the Washington, DC Tidal Basin to see the cherry blossoms. Memorials to Thomas Jefferson, Franklin D. Roosevelt and Martin Luther King, Jr. stand on its banks. The Tidal Basin started as an engineering project, but has also served as a swimming hole, a protest ground, and the scene of a political scandal. Mike Litterst, National Mall and Memorial Parks communications chief, met us on site to talk about the area's history and famous Japanese cherry trees.
2:20 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 18 min.Telling America's StorySmithsonian Institution Secretary Lonnie Bunch and documentary filmmaker Ken Burns discussed the ... Smithsonian Institution Secretary Lonnie Bunch and documentary filmmaker Ken Burns discussed the complex challenge of telling America's story. They are joined by PBS NewsHour's Amna Nawaz. The University of Virginia's Democracy Initiative hosted this discussion and provided the video. 3:38 PM EDTApprox. 17 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. 3:55 PM EDTApprox. 2 hr. 5 min.Reel America "The Greatest Good - A Forest Service Centennial Film"This documentary tells the history of the U.S. Forest Service. Created in 1905 by President ... This documentary tells the history of the U.S. Forest Service. Created in 1905 by President Theodore Roosevelt and his Chief Forester Gifford Pinchot, the service sought to conserve disappearing natural resources but make them available in a sustainable way for logging, grazing, and mineral extraction. The film title comes from Pinchot's mission statement for the new service, "where conflicting interests must be reconciled, the question shall always be decided from the standpoint of the greatest good of the greatest number in the long run." Narrated by Charles Osgood, the film includes contrasting viewpoints and explores the persistent tension between conservation, preservation, and public use.
6:00 PM EDTApprox. 19 min.American Artifacts Washington, DC Tidal Basin & Cherry BlossomsEvery spring, thousands of people visit the Washington, DC Tidal Basin to see the cherry blossoms. ... Every spring, thousands of people visit the Washington, DC Tidal Basin to see the cherry blossoms. Memorials to Thomas Jefferson, Franklin D. Roosevelt and Martin Luther King, Jr. stand on its banks. The Tidal Basin started as an engineering project, but has also served as a swimming hole, a protest ground, and the scene of a political scandal. Mike Litterst, National Mall and Memorial Parks communications chief, met us on site to talk about the area's history and famous Japanese cherry trees. 6:19 PM EDTApprox. 11 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. 6:30 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 30 min.Oral Histories Vietnam War Nurse Virginia Lee DornheggenVirginia Lee Dornheggen recounted her time as a U.S. Army nurse during the Vietnam War.She ... Virginia Lee Dornheggen recounted her time as a U.S. Army nurse during the Vietnam War.She described injuries she treated, the night the hospital came under fire, and the job's impact on her life. This video is courtesy of the Veterans History Project and Atlanta History Center's Kenan Research Center.
8:00 PM EDTApprox. 59 min.The Presidency Renovated Truman Presidential Library & MuseumThe Harry S. Truman Presidential Library & Museum in Independence, Missouri has been renovated ... The Harry S. Truman Presidential Library & Museum in Independence, Missouri has been renovated with new exhibits telling the 33rd president's life story. Director Kurt Graham talked with the National Archives Foundation's Patrick Madden about what visitors can expect to find at the museum when it reopens. The National Archives Foundation hosted this event and provided the video. 8:59 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 1 min.The Presidency Lyndon B. Johnson & Lady Bird JohnsonLynda Johnson Robb and Luci Baines Johnson -- the daughters of Lyndon and Lady Bird Johnson -- ... Lynda Johnson Robb and Luci Baines Johnson -- the daughters of Lyndon and Lady Bird Johnson -- shared their White House memories with moderator and journalist Susan Page. They were joined by Lloyd Hand, who served as chief of protocol during the Johnson administration. The Lyndon B. Johnson Presidential Library and Museum co-hosted this event with the White House Historical Association, which provided the video. 10:00 PM EDTApprox. 19 min.American Artifacts Washington, DC Tidal Basin & Cherry BlossomsEvery spring, thousands of people visit the Washington, DC Tidal Basin to see the cherry blossoms. ... Every spring, thousands of people visit the Washington, DC Tidal Basin to see the cherry blossoms. Memorials to Thomas Jefferson, Franklin D. Roosevelt and Martin Luther King, Jr. stand on its banks. The Tidal Basin started as an engineering project, but has also served as a swimming hole, a protest ground, and the scene of a political scandal. Mike Litterst, National Mall and Memorial Parks communications chief, met us on site to talk about the area's history and famous Japanese cherry trees.
10:19 PM EDTApprox. 11 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. 10:30 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 30 min.Oral Histories Vietnam War Nurse Virginia Lee DornheggenVirginia Lee Dornheggen recounted her time as a U.S. Army nurse during the Vietnam War.She ... Virginia Lee Dornheggen recounted her time as a U.S. Army nurse during the Vietnam War.She described injuries she treated, the night the hospital came under fire, and the job's impact on her life. This video is courtesy of the Veterans History Project and Atlanta History Center's Kenan Research Center.
Monday, April 26
12:00 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr.The Presidency Renovated Truman Presidential Library & MuseumThe Harry S. Truman Presidential Library & Museum in Independence, Missouri has been renovated ... The Harry S. Truman Presidential Library & Museum in Independence, Missouri has been renovated with new exhibits telling the 33rd president's life story. Director Kurt Graham talked with the National Archives Foundation's Patrick Madden about what visitors can expect to find at the museum when it reopens. The National Archives Foundation hosted this event and provided the video. 1:00 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr.The Presidency Lyndon B. Johnson & Lady Bird JohnsonLynda Johnson Robb and Luci Baines Johnson -- the daughters of Lyndon and Lady Bird Johnson -- ... Lynda Johnson Robb and Luci Baines Johnson -- the daughters of Lyndon and Lady Bird Johnson -- shared their White House memories with moderator and journalist Susan Page. They were joined by Lloyd Hand, who served as chief of protocol during the Johnson administration. The Lyndon B. Johnson Presidential Library and Museum co-hosted this event with the White House Historical Association, which provided the video. 2:00 AM EDTApprox. 2 hr. 5 min.Reel America "The Greatest Good - A Forest Service Centennial Film"This documentary tells the history of the U.S. Forest Service. Created in 1905 by President ... This documentary tells the history of the U.S. Forest Service. Created in 1905 by President Theodore Roosevelt and his Chief Forester Gifford Pinchot, the service sought to conserve disappearing natural resources but make them available in a sustainable way for logging, grazing, and mineral extraction. The film title comes from Pinchot's mission statement for the new service, "where conflicting interests must be reconciled, the question shall always be decided from the standpoint of the greatest good of the greatest number in the long run." Narrated by Charles Osgood, the film includes contrasting viewpoints and explores the persistent tension between conservation, preservation, and public use.
4:05 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 1 min.The Presidency Renovated Truman Presidential Library & MuseumThe Harry S. Truman Presidential Library & Museum in Independence, Missouri has been renovated ... The Harry S. Truman Presidential Library & Museum in Independence, Missouri has been renovated with new exhibits telling the 33rd president's life story. Director Kurt Graham talked with the National Archives Foundation's Patrick Madden about what visitors can expect to find at the museum when it reopens. The National Archives Foundation hosted this event and provided the video. 5:06 AM EDTApprox. 54 min.The Presidency Lyndon B. Johnson & Lady Bird JohnsonLynda Johnson Robb and Luci Baines Johnson -- the daughters of Lyndon and Lady Bird Johnson -- ... Lynda Johnson Robb and Luci Baines Johnson -- the daughters of Lyndon and Lady Bird Johnson -- shared their White House memories with moderator and journalist Susan Page. They were joined by Lloyd Hand, who served as chief of protocol during the Johnson administration. The Lyndon B. Johnson Presidential Library and Museum co-hosted this event with the White House Historical Association, which provided the video. 6:00 AM EDTApprox. 15 min.History of the Black HillsConsidered sacred by many Native Americans, South Dakota's Black Hills have long been the source ... Considered sacred by many Native Americans, South Dakota's Black Hills have long been the source of contention over land claims between tribes and the U.S. government, as well as the controversial issue of carving into the mountains at Mount Rushmore and the Crazy Horse Memorial. We traveled there to hear about the history of and the current situation in the Black Hills with Native Americans, historians, and representatives at both Mount Rushmore and the Crazy Horse Memorial .
6:15 AM EDTApprox. 20 min.American Artifacts Washington, DC Tidal Basin & Cherry BlossomsEvery spring, thousands of people visit the Washington, DC Tidal Basin to see the cherry blossoms. ... Every spring, thousands of people visit the Washington, DC Tidal Basin to see the cherry blossoms. Memorials to Thomas Jefferson, Franklin D. Roosevelt and Martin Luther King, Jr. stand on its banks. The Tidal Basin started as an engineering project, but has also served as a swimming hole, a protest ground, and the scene of a political scandal. Mike Litterst, National Mall and Memorial Parks communications chief, met us on site to talk about the area's history and famous Japanese cherry trees. 6:35 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 16 min.Telling America's StorySmithsonian Institution Secretary Lonnie Bunch and documentary filmmaker Ken Burns discussed the ... Smithsonian Institution Secretary Lonnie Bunch and documentary filmmaker Ken Burns discussed the complex challenge of telling America's story. They are joined by PBS NewsHour's Amna Nawaz. The University of Virginia's Democracy Initiative hosted this discussion and provided the video. 7:51 AM EDTApprox. 9 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.