American History TV Schedule

Week of May 17 through May 24

All times and durations are subject to change

Saturday, May 22
8:01 AM EDTApprox. 34 min.Reel America "The Bridge" - 1944This film explores the mineral and agricultural riches as well as the problems of poverty and poor ... This film explores the mineral and agricultural riches as well as the problems of poverty and poor transportation in South America, and argues that air travel can be a "bridge" linking the U.S. with neighbors to the South. Funded by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, the film reflects President Franklin D. Roosevelt's "Good Neighbor Policy," which attempted to improve relations with Central and South America by emphasizing trade and cooperation rather than military force. "The Bridge" is part of the National Film Preservation Foundation's online screening room. 8:35 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 25 min.U.S., Germany & Memorializing Racial TraumaSusan Neiman is the author of "Learning from the Germans: Race and the Memory of Evil," which ... Susan Neiman is the author of "Learning from the Germans: Race and the Memory of Evil," which describes Germany's reconciliation with its past -- particularly World War II. She discussed what Americans can learn from Germany's experience as we confront our Civil War past and the nation's Confederate monuments. She was joined by Michele Norris, columnist for the Washington Post. The University of Virginia's Democracy Initiative's Memory Project hosted this discussion and provided the video. 10:00 AM EDTApprox. 35 min.American Artifacts Richard Nixon Birthplace MuseumDocent Darlene Sky talked about the house where President Richard Nixon was born and his life ... Docent Darlene Sky talked about the house where President Richard Nixon was born and his life there. The house is on the grounds of the Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum. The 37th president was born there in 1913, and he was laid to rest near the house in 1994. A video clip was shown of his funeral in front of the house in Yorba Linda, California.
10:35 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 25 min.1916-17 World War I Peace TalksPhilip Zelikow talked about his book, "The Road Less Traveled: The Secret Battle to End the Great ... Philip Zelikow talked about his book, "The Road Less Traveled: The Secret Battle to End the Great War, 1916-1917." It examines a five-month period during which the United States, United Kingdom, and Germany attempted to negotiate a peaceful end to World War I almost two years before Germany would sign an armistice agreement. The Wilson Center hosted this event and provided the video. 12:00 PM EDTApprox. 43 min.The Presidency Thomas Jefferson and EducationThomas Jefferson has been called the Sage of Monticello. Historical interpreter Bill Barker talked ... Thomas Jefferson has been called the Sage of Monticello. Historical interpreter Bill Barker talked from Mr. Jefferson's own Virginia porch to discuss education -- and Mr. Jefferson's views of lifelong learning in creating an educated citizenry capable of self-government. Thomas Jefferson's Monticello hosted this event and provided the video. 12:43 PM EDTApprox. 46 min.The Presidency Thomas Jefferson and Abigail AdamsHistorical interpreters Bill Barker and Abigail Schumann brought Thomas Jefferson and Abigail ... Historical interpreters Bill Barker and Abigail Schumann brought Thomas Jefferson and Abigail Adams to life in a candid conversation ranging from the personal to the political. Thomas Jefferson's Monticello hosted this program and provided the video.
1:29 PM EDTApprox. 30 min.Monticello's Historic GardensMonticello gardeners and plant curators talked about how Thomas Jefferson planned his gardens and ... Monticello gardeners and plant curators talked about how Thomas Jefferson planned his gardens and how they recreate those gardens now. They also provided demonstrations of various steps in the gardening process. Thomas Jefferson's Monticello hosted this event and provided the video. 1:59 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 41 min.Ruth Bader Ginsburg & VMI Supreme Court CaseIn 1996, the Supreme Court heard oral argument in United States v. Virginia, a case challenging ... In 1996, the Supreme Court heard oral argument in United States v. Virginia, a case challenging Virginia Military Institute's male-only admissions policy. To commemorate the 25th anniversary, the two appellate attorneys recalled how they prepared and their strategies. Also, former clerks of the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg discussed her role in the decision and her fight for gender equality. The American College of Trial Lawyers and Supreme Court Historical Society co-hosted this event and provided the video. 3:40 PM EDTApprox. 20 min.Reel America "A Day in Congress" - 1949This is a 1949 educational film that explains how Capitol Hill worked during the 80th Congress. ... This is a 1949 educational film that explains how Capitol Hill worked during the 80th Congress. The narrator traces the progress of the Agricultural Act of 1948 through committees, House and Senate compromise, and the signature of President Harry Truman that made the bill a law.
4:00 PM EDTApprox. 55 min.History Bookshelf Julia Cooke, "Come Fly the World"Julia Cooke recounted the lives and careers of Pan Am stewardesses in the 1960's and 70's. This ... Julia Cooke recounted the lives and careers of Pan Am stewardesses in the 1960's and 70's. This was a virtual event hosted by Books and Books Bookstore in Coral Gables, Florida. 4:55 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 5 min.History Bookshelf Karen Cox, "No Common Ground"University of North Carolina Charlotte history professor Karen Cox recounts the creation of ... University of North Carolina Charlotte history professor Karen Cox recounts the creation of Confederate monuments and the generations of protestors and defenders who have debated their presence. The Abraham Lincoln Bookshop in Chicago, Illinois hosted this event and provided the video. 6:00 PM EDTApprox. 55 min.The Civil War U.S. Colored TroopsSome 180,000 African Americans -- both free and formerly enslaved -- served in the United States ... Some 180,000 African Americans -- both free and formerly enslaved -- served in the United States Colored Troops during the Civil War. Steward Henderson told the story of these men who by the end of the war would ultimately make up 10 percent of the Union Army. Mr. Henderson is a park ranger and historian at Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park as well as a living historian with two different colored troop regiments. This talk was part of a symposium hosted by the "Emerging Civil War" blog.
6:55 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 5 min.1942 Battles of Midway & El AlameinThe National World War II Museum hosted a discussion with the authors of books on two key 1942 ... The National World War II Museum hosted a discussion with the authors of books on two key 1942 battles: Midway in the Pacific and El Alamein in North Africa. The historians detailed the battles and discussed the concept of World War II "turning points" - and how these battles may have changed the course of the war. This talk is part of the National World War II Museum's international conference, and they provided the video. 8:00 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr.Lectures in History Mary Church Terrell & the Black "Mammy" StatueUniversity of Delaware professor Alison Parker taught a class about activist Mary Church Terrell ... University of Delaware professor Alison Parker taught a class about activist Mary Church Terrell and her 1923 fight against the United Daughters of the Confederacy's attempt to erect a black "Mammy" statue in Washington, D.C. She described how Terrell, a civil rights activist and suffragist, organized opposition and successfully prevented this "Lost Cause" monument from being built. 9:00 PM EDTApprox. 59 min.USS Peacock & U.S. Trade in the EastIn March 1832, the USS Peacock left Portsmouth, New Hampshire on a secret mission for the U.S. ... In March 1832, the USS Peacock left Portsmouth, New Hampshire on a secret mission for the U.S. government. Its objective was to set up trade agreements in the East. Andrew Jampoler related the history of this two-year mission and the role it played in the future of U.S. trade. He is the author of "Embassy to the Eastern Courts: America's Secret First Pivot Toward Asia, 1832-37." The National Archives hosted this program and provided the video.
9:59 PM EDTApprox. 36 min.Reel America "The Cry of Jazz" - 1959This film sets out to define jazz by looking critically at white America and arguing that the ... This film sets out to define jazz by looking critically at white America and arguing that the music form could only have been invented by blacks as an expression of African American life. This independent work by composer and first-time filmmaker Edward Bland was shot in Chicago by a crew of volunteers and includes a soundtrack by influential jazz artist Sun Ra. This documentary was selected in 2010 for the Library of Congress's National Film Registry, an annual list of 25 films deemed "culturally, historically or aesthetically significant." 10:35 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 25 min.Frederick Douglass & Abraham LincolnJohn Stauffer talked about his book "Giants: The Parallel Lives of Frederick Douglass and Abraham ... John Stauffer talked about his book "Giants: The Parallel Lives of Frederick Douglass and Abraham Lincoln" in this January 2009 program. And he compared the two men to the recently inaugurated Barack Obama. The National Archives hosted this event and provided the video.
Sunday, May 23
12:00 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr.Lectures in History Mary Church Terrell & the Black "Mammy" StatueUniversity of Delaware professor Alison Parker taught a class about activist Mary Church Terrell ... University of Delaware professor Alison Parker taught a class about activist Mary Church Terrell and her 1923 fight against the United Daughters of the Confederacy's attempt to erect a black "Mammy" statue in Washington, D.C. She described how Terrell, a civil rights activist and suffragist, organized opposition and successfully prevented this "Lost Cause" monument from being built. 1:00 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr.USS Peacock & U.S. Trade in the EastIn March 1832, the USS Peacock left Portsmouth, New Hampshire on a secret mission for the U.S. ... In March 1832, the USS Peacock left Portsmouth, New Hampshire on a secret mission for the U.S. government. Its objective was to set up trade agreements in the East. Andrew Jampoler related the history of this two-year mission and the role it played in the future of U.S. trade. He is the author of "Embassy to the Eastern Courts: America's Secret First Pivot Toward Asia, 1832-37." The National Archives hosted this program and provided the video. 2:00 AM EDTApprox. 55 min.History Bookshelf Julia Cooke, "Come Fly the World"Julia Cooke recounted the lives and careers of Pan Am stewardesses in the 1960's and 70's. This ... Julia Cooke recounted the lives and careers of Pan Am stewardesses in the 1960's and 70's. This was a virtual event hosted by Books and Books Bookstore in Coral Gables, Florida.
2:55 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 5 min.History Bookshelf Karen Cox, "No Common Ground"University of North Carolina Charlotte history professor Karen Cox recounts the creation of ... University of North Carolina Charlotte history professor Karen Cox recounts the creation of Confederate monuments and the generations of protestors and defenders who have debated their presence. The Abraham Lincoln Bookshop in Chicago, Illinois hosted this event and provided the video. 4:00 AM EDTApprox. 55 min.The Civil War U.S. Colored TroopsSome 180,000 African Americans -- both free and formerly enslaved -- served in the United States ... Some 180,000 African Americans -- both free and formerly enslaved -- served in the United States Colored Troops during the Civil War. Steward Henderson told the story of these men who by the end of the war would ultimately make up 10 percent of the Union Army. Mr. Henderson is a park ranger and historian at Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park as well as a living historian with two different colored troop regiments. This talk was part of a symposium hosted by the "Emerging Civil War" blog. 4:55 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 4 min.1942 Battles of Midway & El AlameinThe National World War II Museum hosted a discussion with the authors of books on two key 1942 ... The National World War II Museum hosted a discussion with the authors of books on two key 1942 battles: Midway in the Pacific and El Alamein in North Africa. The historians detailed the battles and discussed the concept of World War II "turning points" - and how these battles may have changed the course of the war. This talk is part of the National World War II Museum's international conference, and they provided the video.
5:59 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 41 min.Ruth Bader Ginsburg & VMI Supreme Court CaseIn 1996, the Supreme Court heard oral argument in United States v. Virginia, a case challenging ... In 1996, the Supreme Court heard oral argument in United States v. Virginia, a case challenging Virginia Military Institute's male-only admissions policy. To commemorate the 25th anniversary, the two appellate attorneys recalled how they prepared and their strategies. Also, former clerks of the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg discussed her role in the decision and her fight for gender equality. The American College of Trial Lawyers and Supreme Court Historical Society co-hosted this event and provided the video. 7:40 AM EDTApprox. 20 min.Reel America "A Day in Congress" - 1949This is a 1949 educational film that explains how Capitol Hill worked during the 80th Congress. ... This is a 1949 educational film that explains how Capitol Hill worked during the 80th Congress. The narrator traces the progress of the Agricultural Act of 1948 through committees, House and Senate compromise, and the signature of President Harry Truman that made the bill a law. 8:00 AM EDTApprox. 49 min.History Bookshelf Irene Khan, "The Unheard Truth"Irene Khan, secretary general of Amnesty International, talked about her book The Unheard Truth: ... Irene Khan, secretary general of Amnesty International, talked about her book The Unheard Truth: Poverty and Human Rights (W.W. Norton & Co.; October 15, 2009). She argues that human rights and poverty are directly connected and that improving human rights around the world is necessary to eradicate global poverty which is perpetuated by corruption, disenfranchisement and other social ills.
8:49 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 11 min.The Slave Ship "Creole" RevoltIn the fall of 1841, the slave ship "Creole" left Richmond, Virginia en route to New Orleans with ... In the fall of 1841, the slave ship "Creole" left Richmond, Virginia en route to New Orleans with just over 130 slaves on-board. When it arrived, the ship's captain was gone as well as most of the slaves. Jeffrey Kerr-Ritchie told the story of the "Creole" revolt and the insight it gives into the domestic U.S. slave trade. He is the author of "Rebellious Passage: The Creole Revolt and America's Coastal Slave Trade." The Virginia Museum of History and Culture hosted this program and provided the video. 10:00 AM EDTApprox. 30 min.The Civil War 1864 Battle of Fort HarrisonIn September 1864, with his army stalemated in a siege at Petersburg, Virginia, Ulysses S. Grant ... In September 1864, with his army stalemated in a siege at Petersburg, Virginia, Ulysses S. Grant approved of a plan by Gen. Benjamin Butler to take two Union corps north of the James River for an attack on Richmond. While Union troops succeeded in capturing a key Confederate defensive position in the Battle of Fort Harrison, their leaders failed to press their gains and perhaps missed an opportunity to seize the Confederate capitol, and Richmond remained in Confederate hands for the next six months. Author Doug Crenshaw recount\ed the planning, execution and fighting that lead to Fort Harrison's fall. This talk was part of a symposium hosted by the "Emerging Civil War" blog. 10:30 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 30 min.U.S. Military Relationship with the PhilippinesFilipinos have fought alongside U.S. troops since the occupation of the Philippines in 1898. ... Filipinos have fought alongside U.S. troops since the occupation of the Philippines in 1898. Christopher Capozzola gave the history of this partnership and described the importance of a Pacific base for U.S. military expansion into Asia. He is the author of the book, "Bound by War: How the United States and the Philippines Built America's First Pacific Century." This program was hosted by the Wilson Center and the National History Center, who also provided the video.
12:00 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 5 min.Lectures in History Native American & English Trade in Colonial VirginiaVirginia Tech professor Jessica Taylor taught a class about trade relationships between English ... Virginia Tech professor Jessica Taylor taught a class about trade relationships between English colonists and Native peoples in Virginia. She talked about the trade networks between tribes prior to European contact, periods of conflict between colonists and Native Americans, and how slavery impacted the economy. Virginia Tech provided this video. 1:05 PM EDTApprox. 42 min.Quest for Justice after the HolocaustIn a 1961 televised proceeding seen around the world, Nazi war criminal Adolf Eichmann was put on ... In a 1961 televised proceeding seen around the world, Nazi war criminal Adolf Eichmann was put on trial in Israel for his role in the Holocaust. Historians Edna Friedberg and Elizabeth White discussed how the trial brought to light crimes against the Jews as well as the lack of punishment for the perpetrators. They also talked about the continuing pursuit of justice for Holocaust victims and their families. The U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum hosted this program as well as provided the video. 1:47 PM EDTApprox. 13 min.History of GamblingThe American Gaming Archives at the Nevada Historical Society tells the history of gambling ... The American Gaming Archives at the Nevada Historical Society tells the history of gambling through archival materials as well as artifacts. Howard Herz, Curator of Gaming, showed items in the collection including cheating devices and slot machines.
2:00 PM EDTApprox. 54 min.Japanese Immigrants in NebraskaIn the early 1900s, Japanese immigrants arrived in Nebraska having followed the railroad from the ... In the early 1900s, Japanese immigrants arrived in Nebraska having followed the railroad from the west coast. Soon after, many railroad workers became farmers, owning their own land. Sandra Reddish, a historian and Nebraska Folklife Network board member, gave insight into their lives in rural Nebraska, and how it changed after Pearl Harbor. This talk was hosted the Dwight D. Eisenhower Presidential Library & Museum, who also provided the video. 2:54 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 6 min.Teaching the HolocaustThe National World War II Museum hosted a panel discussion on Holocaust denial and the importance ... The National World War II Museum hosted a panel discussion on Holocaust denial and the importance on continued education and scholarship of World War II history. This talk was part of the museum's international conference, and they provided the video. 4:00 PM EDTApprox. 35 min.Reel America "The Cry of Jazz" - 1959This film sets out to define jazz by looking critically at white America and arguing that the ... This film sets out to define jazz by looking critically at white America and arguing that the music form could only have been invented by blacks as an expression of African American life. This independent work by composer and first-time filmmaker Edward Bland was shot in Chicago by a crew of volunteers and includes a soundtrack by influential jazz artist Sun Ra. This documentary was selected in 2010 for the Library of Congress's National Film Registry, an annual list of 25 films deemed "culturally, historically or aesthetically significant."
4:35 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 24 min.Frederick Douglass & Abraham LincolnJohn Stauffer talked about his book "Giants: The Parallel Lives of Frederick Douglass and Abraham ... John Stauffer talked about his book "Giants: The Parallel Lives of Frederick Douglass and Abraham Lincoln" in this January 2009 program. And he compared the two men to the recently inaugurated Barack Obama. The National Archives hosted this event and provided the video. 5:59 PM EDTApprox. 36 min.American Artifacts Shaw MemorialThe Robert Gould Shaw Memorial at the National Gallery of Art was profiled. The memorial honors ... The Robert Gould Shaw Memorial at the National Gallery of Art was profiled. The memorial honors Robert Gould Shaw and the 54th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, one of the Civil War's first black units. The museum exhibit, "Tell It with Pride," looks at the soldiers of the 54th and the people who recruited the regiment, and includes photographs, documents, and artifacts from the time. 6:35 PM EDTApprox. 19 min.Queen Elizabeth II Address to CongressQueen Elizabeth II of Great Britain addressed a joint meeting of Congress during her 13-day visit ... Queen Elizabeth II of Great Britain addressed a joint meeting of Congress during her 13-day visit to the United States, her first trip to the U.S. since 1976. The Queen discussed "the spirit of democracy" that is shared by the U.S. and Great Britain and mentioned several instances during the 20th century in which the U.S. and Great Britain fought for the same cause, calling for the two countries to continue to fight for common values through the "social instrument" of the United Nations.
6:54 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr.Holocaust Survivor Peter FeiglDuring the summer of 1942, Nazis and French collaborators began rounding up Jews living in the ... During the summer of 1942, Nazis and French collaborators began rounding up Jews living in the unoccupied region of France and deporting them to concentration camps in Poland. While he was away at a Quaker summer camp, Peter Feigl's parents were arrested and sent to Auschwitz and killed. He recalled his journey to a rural French village where he was sheltered for a time, and his daring escape to neutral Switzerland - all while hoping to one day reunite with his parents. The U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum hosted this program, and provided the video. 7:54 PM EDTApprox. 6 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. 8:00 PM EDTApprox. 58 min.The Presidency George H.W. BushWarren Finch, director of the George H.W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum in College Station, ... Warren Finch, director of the George H.W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum in College Station, Texas, talked about the complex entering a new phase since the deaths of the 41st president and his wife Barbara. We saw old film of their honeymoon, heard about Mrs. Bush's family scrapbooks, discovered which Oval Office desk drawer held Mr. Bush's Yale baseball glove, and learned the story behind his funeral train. He spoke with Patrick Madden of the National Archives Foundation, which hosted this event and provided the video.
8:58 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 2 min.The Presidency Dolley Madison, Lucy Hayes & Betty FordKatherine Jellison of Ohio University explained that scholars, and even the general public, tend ... Katherine Jellison of Ohio University explained that scholars, and even the general public, tend to narrowly categorize first ladies. She showed that they are more complicated than that, using Dolley Madison, Lucy Hayes and Betty Ford as examples. Of the three, she believes Betty Ford to be the most difficult to put into one neat category. The National Archives Foundation hosted this event and provided the video. 10:00 PM EDTApprox. 35 min.American Artifacts Shaw MemorialThe Robert Gould Shaw Memorial at the National Gallery of Art was profiled. The memorial honors ... The Robert Gould Shaw Memorial at the National Gallery of Art was profiled. The memorial honors Robert Gould Shaw and the 54th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, one of the Civil War's first black units. The museum exhibit, "Tell It with Pride," looks at the soldiers of the 54th and the people who recruited the regiment, and includes photographs, documents, and artifacts from the time. 10:35 PM EDTApprox. 20 min.Queen Elizabeth II Address to CongressQueen Elizabeth II of Great Britain addressed a joint meeting of Congress during her 13-day visit ... Queen Elizabeth II of Great Britain addressed a joint meeting of Congress during her 13-day visit to the United States, her first trip to the U.S. since 1976. The Queen discussed "the spirit of democracy" that is shared by the U.S. and Great Britain and mentioned several instances during the 20th century in which the U.S. and Great Britain fought for the same cause, calling for the two countries to continue to fight for common values through the "social instrument" of the United Nations.
10:55 PM EDTApprox. 59 min.Holocaust Survivor Peter FeiglDuring the summer of 1942, Nazis and French collaborators began rounding up Jews living in the ... During the summer of 1942, Nazis and French collaborators began rounding up Jews living in the unoccupied region of France and deporting them to concentration camps in Poland. While he was away at a Quaker summer camp, Peter Feigl's parents were arrested and sent to Auschwitz and killed. He recalled his journey to a rural French village where he was sheltered for a time, and his daring escape to neutral Switzerland - all while hoping to one day reunite with his parents. The U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum hosted this program, and provided the video. 11:54 PM EDTApprox. 6 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.
Monday, May 24
12:00 AM EDTApprox. 58 min.The Presidency George H.W. BushWarren Finch, director of the George H.W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum in College Station, ... Warren Finch, director of the George H.W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum in College Station, Texas, talked about the complex entering a new phase since the deaths of the 41st president and his wife Barbara. We saw old film of their honeymoon, heard about Mrs. Bush's family scrapbooks, discovered which Oval Office desk drawer held Mr. Bush's Yale baseball glove, and learned the story behind his funeral train. He spoke with Patrick Madden of the National Archives Foundation, which hosted this event and provided the video. 12:58 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 2 min.The Presidency Dolley Madison, Lucy Hayes & Betty FordKatherine Jellison of Ohio University explained that scholars, and even the general public, tend ... Katherine Jellison of Ohio University explained that scholars, and even the general public, tend to narrowly categorize first ladies. She showed that they are more complicated than that, using Dolley Madison, Lucy Hayes and Betty Ford as examples. Of the three, she believes Betty Ford to be the most difficult to put into one neat category. The National Archives Foundation hosted this event and provided the video. 2:00 AM EDTApprox. 35 min.Reel America "The Cry of Jazz" - 1959This film sets out to define jazz by looking critically at white America and arguing that the ... This film sets out to define jazz by looking critically at white America and arguing that the music form could only have been invented by blacks as an expression of African American life. This independent work by composer and first-time filmmaker Edward Bland was shot in Chicago by a crew of volunteers and includes a soundtrack by influential jazz artist Sun Ra. This documentary was selected in 2010 for the Library of Congress's National Film Registry, an annual list of 25 films deemed "culturally, historically or aesthetically significant."
2:35 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 25 min.Frederick Douglass & Abraham LincolnJohn Stauffer talked about his book "Giants: The Parallel Lives of Frederick Douglass and Abraham ... John Stauffer talked about his book "Giants: The Parallel Lives of Frederick Douglass and Abraham Lincoln" in this January 2009 program. And he compared the two men to the recently inaugurated Barack Obama. The National Archives hosted this event and provided the video. 4:00 AM EDTApprox. 30 min.American Artifacts Shaw MemorialThe Robert Gould Shaw Memorial at the National Gallery of Art was profiled. The memorial honors ... The Robert Gould Shaw Memorial at the National Gallery of Art was profiled. The memorial honors Robert Gould Shaw and the 54th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, one of the Civil War's first black units. The museum exhibit, "Tell It with Pride," looks at the soldiers of the 54th and the people who recruited the regiment, and includes photographs, documents, and artifacts from the time. 4:30 AM EDTApprox. 20 min.Queen Elizabeth II Address to CongressQueen Elizabeth II of Great Britain addressed a joint meeting of Congress during her 13-day visit ... Queen Elizabeth II of Great Britain addressed a joint meeting of Congress during her 13-day visit to the United States, her first trip to the U.S. since 1976. The Queen discussed "the spirit of democracy" that is shared by the U.S. and Great Britain and mentioned several instances during the 20th century in which the U.S. and Great Britain fought for the same cause, calling for the two countries to continue to fight for common values through the "social instrument" of the United Nations.
4:50 AM EDTApprox. 59 min.Holocaust Survivor Peter FeiglDuring the summer of 1942, Nazis and French collaborators began rounding up Jews living in the ... During the summer of 1942, Nazis and French collaborators began rounding up Jews living in the unoccupied region of France and deporting them to concentration camps in Poland. While he was away at a Quaker summer camp, Peter Feigl's parents were arrested and sent to Auschwitz and killed. He recalled his journey to a rural French village where he was sheltered for a time, and his daring escape to neutral Switzerland - all while hoping to one day reunite with his parents. The U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum hosted this program, and provided the video. 5:49 AM EDTApprox. 11 min.Mount Rushmore National MemorialSettled deep in the Black Hills of western South Dakota, Mount Rushmore teaches visitors about the ... Settled deep in the Black Hills of western South Dakota, Mount Rushmore teaches visitors about the birth, growth, development, and preservation of the United States through the four Presidents depicted in the mountain carving. Maureen McGee-Ballinger, Chief of interpretation & Education with the National Park Service, shared the history of this iconic site. 6:00 AM EDTApprox. 55 min.Japanese Immigrants in NebraskaIn the early 1900s, Japanese immigrants arrived in Nebraska having followed the railroad from the ... In the early 1900s, Japanese immigrants arrived in Nebraska having followed the railroad from the west coast. Soon after, many railroad workers became farmers, owning their own land. Sandra Reddish, a historian and Nebraska Folklife Network board member, gave insight into their lives in rural Nebraska, and how it changed after Pearl Harbor. This talk was hosted the Dwight D. Eisenhower Presidential Library & Museum, who also provided the video.
6:55 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 5 min.Teaching the HolocaustThe National World War II Museum hosted a panel discussion on Holocaust denial and the importance ... The National World War II Museum hosted a panel discussion on Holocaust denial and the importance on continued education and scholarship of World War II history. This talk was part of the museum's international conference, and they provided the video.