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6:59 am ET Approx. 54 min. LIVE Open Phones Telephone lines were open for comments on Tropical Storm Isaac delaying the start of the ... Telephone lines were open for comments on Tropical Storm Isaac delaying the start of the Republican National Convention.  5:28 am ET Approx. 1 hr. 33 min. Book Discussion on Gilded Lives, Fatal Voyage In his book Hugh Brewster profiles several of the first-class passengers aboard the RMS ... In his book Hugh Brewster profiles several of the first-class passengers aboard the RMS Titanic. The ship with 2,209 on-board included passengers such as Major Archibald Butt, close adviser to President William Howard Taft, millionaire John Jacob Astor, and silent film actress Dorothy Gibson. When the Titanic sank on April 15, 1912, there were only 712 survivors. Mr. Brewster used slides as he talked about the history of interest in the Titanic and the discovery of the wreck. Topics included the intersections of many lives touched by the ship, including Edwin Austin Abbey, whose painting were in the historic Abbey Room of the Boston Public Library where the talk was given. Mr. Brewster responded to questions from members of the audience. 5:31 am ET Approx. 1 hr. 56 min. Nixon Administration Middle East Policy Former National Security Adviser Bud McFarlane and Former Ambassador to Israel Sam Lewis are among ... Former National Security Adviser Bud McFarlane and Former Ambassador to Israel Sam Lewis are among the panelists at an event examining Richard Nixon’s Middle East policy. They look at the role of President Nixon, and his Secretary of State Henry Kissinger, in negotiations between Israel and the Arab world. The National Archives and the Richard Nixon Foundation co-hosted this Nixon Legacy Forum. It’s about two hours.
7:57 am ET Approx. 32 min. LIVE William March on the Republican National Convention ; William March previewed the Republican National Convention, the start of which was delayed for one ... William March previewed the Republican National Convention, the start of which was delayed for one day because of Tropical Storm Isaac. Mr. March participated from Tampa. 7:02 am ET Approx. 57 min. Book Discussion on Treacherous Beauty ; Mark Jacob and Stephen Case recount the role that Philadelphia socialite Peggy Shippen ... Mark Jacob and Stephen Case recount the role that Philadelphia socialite Peggy Shippen (1760-1804), Benedict Arnold’s second wife, played in the Revolutionary War. The authors report that Ms. Shippen was integral in connecting her husband with British officer John Andre and assisted in their conspiracy to harm George Washington’s forces. Mark Jacob and Stephen Case responded to questions from members of the audience at Politics and Prose Bookstore. 7:28 am ET Approx. 2 min. Mary McLeod Bethune Memorial Historian Richard Norton Smith talked about the statue in Washington, D.C., of Mary McLeod ... Historian Richard Norton Smith talked about the statue in Washington, D.C., of Mary McLeod Bethune. Topics included her career and the history of the statue by sculptor Robert Berks. When it was dedicated July 10, 1974, on what would have been her 99th birthday, was the first memorial in the nation’s capital to honor an African-American leader.
8:30 am ET Approx. 57 min. LIVE Politico Playbook Breakfast with Karl Rove ; Karl Rove analyzed campaign strategy in the 2012 presidential election. Among other topics he ... Karl Rove analyzed campaign strategy in the 2012 presidential election. Among other topics he talked about electoral votes and “swing” states, and what Mitt Romney needs to do at the convention. Some of the topics covered during questions from the audience included Representative Paul Ryan, the influence of the tea party movement, Latino voters, and the similarities between the 2012 and the 1980 and 1996 elections. 8:00 am ET Approx. 28 min. Communicators with Katie Harbath and Adam Conner ; ; Facebook managers Katie Harbath and Adam Conner talked about the role of social media in 2012 ... Facebook managers Katie Harbath and Adam Conner talked about the role of social media in 2012 political campaigns. The two advise presidential campaigns, the Republican and Democratic National Committees, and congressional, state, and local candidates on shaping their Facebook walls and messages. 7:31 am ET Approx. 20 min. 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom The 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom was on August 28, 1963. The march was organized ... The 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom was on August 28, 1963. The march was organized to push for comprehensive civil rights including public school desegregation, voting rights protections, and a federal program to train and place unemployed workers. It was at this march that civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his “I Have a Dream” speech.
This 20-minute U.S. Information Agency Film on the march was courtesy of the National Archives.
9:32 am ET Approx. 30 min. LIVE Governor Rick Synder on the Role of Digital and Social Media in Campaigns ; ; Michigan Governor Rick Snyder (R) talked about his use of digital and social media at his town ... Michigan Governor Rick Snyder (R) talked about his use of digital and social media at his town hall meetings. Topics included direct interaction with constituents versus digital communication, challenges associated with blogging and tweeting, and the use of technology in education, and his state’s role in the 2012 presidential election. He also answered questions from the audience. 8:29 am ET Approx. 56 min. After Words with Liza Mundy ; Ms. Mundy argues that what she describes as a new economic order - a growing percentage of ... Ms. Mundy argues that what she describes as a new economic order - a growing percentage of women earning more than their husbands - is having an effect on the social order. More men are looking at marriage as a means of economic stability or staying home with the children, choices previously reserved for women. She discussed the long-term implications of this and other role reversals with April Ryan. 7:52 am ET Approx. 7 min. Abraham Lincoln at Farmington Plantation Terry Pyle talked about Abraham Lincoln’s three-week visit to Farmington Plantation in 1841. ... Terry Pyle talked about Abraham Lincoln’s three-week visit to Farmington Plantation in 1841. His friend Joshua Speed and his family owned the plantation and the 60 slaves Lincoln met and talked to while there. This visit where he encounters slavery firsthand as a young man is noted by historians as one of the keys to understanding Lincoln’s views on the topic of slavery. Here Lincoln was also exposed to the manners of high society.
C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles (LCVs) made a stop in their “2012 LCV Cities Tour” in Louisville, Kentucky, on June 8-13 to feature the history and literary life of the community. Working with the Time Warner Cable local affiliate, they visited literary and historic sites where local historians, authors, and civic leaders were interviewed. The history segments air on American History TV (AHTV) on C-SPAN3 and the literary events/non-fiction author segments air on BookTV on C-SPAN2.
10:05 am ET Approx. 55 min. LIVE Role of Digital and Social Media in Campaigns Panelists talked about the role of digital and social media in the 2012 election. They ... Panelists talked about the role of digital and social media in the 2012 election. They discussed social media usage by the the Obama and Romney campaigns, the significance of a candidates' number of Facebook and Twitter followers, the growth of social media since 2008, and the durability and persuasiveness of social media. 9:28 am ET Approx. 1 min. Summer Reading with Tom Brokaw Tom Brokaw answered the question “What are you reading this summer?”
He was ...
Tom Brokaw answered the question “What are you reading this summer?”
He was interviewed in the C-SPAN studios on May 6, 2012.
8:02 am ET Approx. 26 min. Old Sturbridge Village ; In the Fall of 2011, American History TV visited Old Sturbridge Village, Massachusetts, a ... In the Fall of 2011, American History TV visited Old Sturbridge Village, Massachusetts, a “living history” museum that depicts early New England life from 1790 to 1840. Now, on American Artifacts, we hear from costumed historians who present what is was like to live and work in 19th-century New England. 
Curator Tom Kelleher serves as our guide.
11:00 am ET Approx. 30 min. LIVE Ken Jones on the Republican National Convention ; Ken Jones talked about the work of the 2012 Tampa Bay Host Committee in preparing for the ... Ken Jones talked about the work of the 2012 Tampa Bay Host Committee in preparing for the Republican National Convention, and the spending that went into the event. He also responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. Topics included federal funds for both parties' conventions, and fundiraising by the host committee. 9:30 am ET Approx. 42 min. Book Discussion on Final Victory Historian Stanley Weintraub recounts Franklin D. Roosevelt’s last presidential campaign in ... Historian Stanley Weintraub recounts Franklin D. Roosevelt’s last presidential campaign in 1944, which secured his fourth term. The author recalls that President Roosevelt was unsure that his health would allow him to continue to serve the country. He suffered from polio that he hid from the populace. Mr. Weintraub examines the issues that marked the war-time election, from the Democrats' choice of Harry Truman as vice president to the concerns of the Republican Party and their ticket of New York Governor Thomas Dewey and his running mate, Ohio Governor John Bricker. Professor Weintraub responded to questions from members of the audience at the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, D.C. 8:29 am ET Approx. 1 min. Underground Railroad and Slavery Promotion Button Farm Living History Center is a work-in-progress dedicated to depicting 19th century slave ... Button Farm Living History Center is a work-in-progress dedicated to depicting 19th century slave plantation life. Through their programs and activities they strive to give visitors the experience of working as a slave, and also experiencing the perils of escaping to freedom on the Underground Railroad. American History TV traveled thirty miles northwest of the nation’s Capitol to visit the farm and learn about the non-profit Menare Foundation.
Our tourguide is historian Anthony Cohen, founder of the Menare Foundation.
11:31 am ET Approx. 29 min. LIVE Homelessness in Tampa ; Vicki Sokolik talked about her Starting Right, Now, program that aims to meet the needs of the ... Vicki Sokolik talked about her Starting Right, Now, program that aims to meet the needs of the homeless in Tampa’s Hillsborough County. She also responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. Topics included the number of homeless in Tampa, the types of assistance the organization offers, and poverty in Tampa.
Some of the speakers at an Occupy Wall Street protest at the Republican National Convention were shown at the beginning of the program.
10:16 am ET Approx. 13 min. Book Discussion on American Grown First lady Michelle Obama made brief remarks before signing copies of her first book, American ... First lady Michelle Obama made brief remarks before signing copies of her first book, American Grown: The Story of the White House Kitchen Garden and Gardens Across America at Barnes and Noble in Washington, D.C. In attendance were the ten local children from Bancroft Elementary School and Tubman Elementary School who worked in the garden. 8:30 am ET Approx. 58 min. Clara Barton Missing Soldiers Office ; Between 1861 and 1868, Clara Barton lived in a Washington, D.C., boarding house and employed as ... Between 1861 and 1868, Clara Barton lived in a Washington, D.C., boarding house and employed as many as twelve clerks in her “Missing Soldiers Office.” In 1996 the General Services Administration was preparing the building for demolition when they discovered artifacts eventually proving that this was the lost office of the founder of the American Red Cross. 

Susan Rosenvold, superintendent and historian of the Clara Barton Missing Soldiers Office gave a tour and talked about the life and work of humanitarian Clara Barton.
12:00 pm ET Approx. 16 min. Politico Playbook Breakfast with Karl Rove ; Karl Rove analyzed campaign strategy in the 2012 presidential election. Among other topics he ... Karl Rove analyzed campaign strategy in the 2012 presidential election. Among other topics he talked about electoral votes and “swing” states, and what Mitt Romney needs to do at the convention. Some of the topics covered during questions from the audience included Representative Paul Ryan, the influence of the tea party movement, Latino voters, and the similarities between the 2012 and the 1980 and 1996 elections. 10:30 am ET Approx. 1 hr. 18 min. Book Discussion on The Riot Within: My Journey From Rebellion to Redemption ; Rodney King talked about his childhood as well as his life in the days and years following the ... Rodney King talked about his childhood as well as his life in the days and years following the video recording of his beating by the Los Angeles police on March 3, 1991. Mr. King recalled the riots in Los Angeles following the acquittal of four officers in the case and reported on his own legal problems and alcohol addiction. Some slides were shown as Rodney King was interviewed by Mr. Muhammad. He also responded to questions from members of the audience. This event was part of the new “Word Rapport” series at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture in New York City. 9:30 am ET Approx. 1 min. Underground Railroad and Slavery Promotion Button Farm Living History Center is a work-in-progress dedicated to depicting 19th century slave ... Button Farm Living History Center is a work-in-progress dedicated to depicting 19th century slave plantation life. Through their programs and activities they strive to give visitors the experience of working as a slave, and also experiencing the perils of escaping to freedom on the Underground Railroad. American History TV traveled thirty miles northwest of the nation’s Capitol to visit the farm and learn about the non-profit Menare Foundation.
Our tourguide is historian Anthony Cohen, founder of the Menare Foundation.
12:18 pm ET Approx. 2 min. LIVE March on the Republican Convention Protest Protesters marched on the Republican National Convention in Tampa on the first day of the ... Protesters marched on the Republican National Convention in Tampa on the first day of the convention.  12:00 pm ET Approx. 52 min. Book Discussion on Those Who Have Borne the Battle ; James Wright talked about the experiences of U.S. veterans going back to the Revolutionary ... James Wright talked about the experiences of U.S. veterans going back to the Revolutionary War. Mr. Wright responded to questions submitted by members of the audience at the Marines' Memorial Club and Hotel in San Francisco. 9:32 am ET Approx. 29 min. War of 1812 Shipwreck In 1812, Joshua Barney, a retired Revolutionary War naval hero, proposed creating a fleet of ... In 1812, Joshua Barney, a retired Revolutionary War naval hero, proposed creating a fleet of American barges to defend the Chesapeake Bay against British ships. In August 1814, Commodore Barney was forced to destroy and sink his fleet of 15 vessels in Maryland’s Patuxent River to prevent their capture. One of these barges was discovered in 1979 under the river mud and partially excavated. Now, underwater archaeologist Robert Neyland of the Navy History and Heritage Command is leading a team to further study the wreck. American History TV traveled up the river to learn about the project and visited the Navy’s Underwater Archaeology lab in the Washington Navy Yard where artifacts from the ship are studied.
12:21 pm ET Approx. 10 min. LIVE Paul Ryan Remarks at Send-Off Rally ; Representative Paul Ryan (R-WI) spoke at a send-off rally in his home town before going to the ... Representative Paul Ryan (R-WI) spoke at a send-off rally in his home town before going to the Republican National Convention where he would be nominated for vice president of the United States. The rally was held in the gymnasium of Craig High School in Janesville, Wisconsin. 1:00 pm ET Approx. 26 min. Book Discussion on The Untold War ; Nancy Sherman talked about her latest book, The Untold War: Inside the Hearts, Minds, and Souls ... Nancy Sherman talked about her latest book, The Untold War: Inside the Hearts, Minds, and Souls of Our Soldiers. Professor Sherman was interviewed at Georgetown University as part of Book TV’s College Series. 10:02 am ET Approx. 26 min. Magna Carta Restoration and Display Archivist David Ferreiro held a press conference to announce the return to public display of a ... Archivist David Ferreiro held a press conference to announce the return to public display of a copy of the 1297 version of the Magna Carta after a year of conservation treatments. One of only four known 1297 originals, the document is on permanent loan by its owner David Rubenstein. They unveiled the restored document to the press. Mr. Rubenstein responded to questions about how he came to own a copy of the Magna Carta, the history of the Magna Carta, and how his early work on Capitol Hill as chief counsel to the Senate subcommittee on constitutional amendments influenced his interests.
Video was shown as Kitty Nicholson talked about the conservation process and Jay Brandenburg described the process of encasing the Magna Carta.
Then Marvin Pinkert showed reporters the spot in the rotunda where the document would be displayed and its new interactive exhibit.
12:32 pm ET Approx. 3 min. Ken Jones on the Republican National Convention ; Ken Jones talked about the work of the 2012 Tampa Bay Host Committee in preparing for the ... Ken Jones talked about the work of the 2012 Tampa Bay Host Committee in preparing for the Republican National Convention, and the spending that went into the event. He also responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. Topics included federal funds for both parties' conventions, and fundiraising by the host committee. 1:30 pm ET Approx. 1 hr. 33 min. Book Discussion on Gilded Lives, Fatal Voyage In his book Hugh Brewster profiles several of the first-class passengers aboard the RMS ... In his book Hugh Brewster profiles several of the first-class passengers aboard the RMS Titanic. The ship with 2,209 on-board included passengers such as Major Archibald Butt, close adviser to President William Howard Taft, millionaire John Jacob Astor, and silent film actress Dorothy Gibson. When the Titanic sank on April 15, 1912, there were only 712 survivors. Mr. Brewster used slides as he talked about the history of interest in the Titanic and the discovery of the wreck. Topics included the intersections of many lives touched by the ship, including Edwin Austin Abbey, whose painting were in the historic Abbey Room of the Boston Public Library where the talk was given. Mr. Brewster responded to questions from members of the audience. 10:30 am ET Approx. 1 min. Underground Railroad and Slavery Promotion Button Farm Living History Center is a work-in-progress dedicated to depicting 19th century slave ... Button Farm Living History Center is a work-in-progress dedicated to depicting 19th century slave plantation life. Through their programs and activities they strive to give visitors the experience of working as a slave, and also experiencing the perils of escaping to freedom on the Underground Railroad. American History TV traveled thirty miles northwest of the nation’s Capitol to visit the farm and learn about the non-profit Menare Foundation.
Our tourguide is historian Anthony Cohen, founder of the Menare Foundation.
12:35 pm ET Approx. 30 min. Paul Ryan Remarks at Send-Off Rally ; Representative Paul Ryan (R-WI) spoke at a send-off rally in his home town before going to the ... Representative Paul Ryan (R-WI) spoke at a send-off rally in his home town before going to the Republican National Convention where he would be nominated for vice president of the United States. The rally was held in the gymnasium of Craig High School in Janesville, Wisconsin. 3:04 pm ET Approx. 57 min. Book Discussion on Treacherous Beauty ; Mark Jacob and Stephen Case recount the role that Philadelphia socialite Peggy Shippen ... Mark Jacob and Stephen Case recount the role that Philadelphia socialite Peggy Shippen (1760-1804), Benedict Arnold’s second wife, played in the Revolutionary War. The authors report that Ms. Shippen was integral in connecting her husband with British officer John Andre and assisted in their conspiracy to harm George Washington’s forces. Mark Jacob and Stephen Case responded to questions from members of the audience at Politics and Prose Bookstore. 10:32 am ET Approx. 57 min. White House of the Confederacy During the Civil War, Confederate President Jefferson Davis and his family lived in a Richmond, ... During the Civil War, Confederate President Jefferson Davis and his family lived in a Richmond, Virginia mansion. Now referred to as “the White House of the Confederacy,” the residence was saved from demolition in 1896 and since 1988 has been restored to it’s wartime appearance. American History TV visited to learn about the Mexican War veteran and U.S. Senator who became leader of the Confederate States of America. Our tour guide is Dean Knight of the Museum of the Confederacy, a non-profit organization which owns and operates the White House.
1:06 pm ET Approx. 13 min. Open Phones on Paul Ryan Speech Telephone lines were open for Republican presidential running mate and Representative Paul ... Telephone lines were open for Republican presidential running mate and Representative Paul Ryan’s (R-WI) speech in Janesville, Wisconsin.  4:02 pm ET Approx. 56 min. After Words with Liza Mundy ; Ms. Mundy argues that what she describes as a new economic order - a growing percentage of ... Ms. Mundy argues that what she describes as a new economic order - a growing percentage of women earning more than their husbands - is having an effect on the social order. More men are looking at marriage as a means of economic stability or staying home with the children, choices previously reserved for women. She discussed the long-term implications of this and other role reversals with April Ryan. 11:31 am ET Approx. 28 min. American Antiquarian Society In this tour of the American Antiquarian Society in Worcester, Massachusetts, we look at materials ... In this tour of the American Antiquarian Society in Worcester, Massachusetts, we look at materials dating from the first European settlement of America - including the first Bible printed in the colonies. The bible dates to 1662 and is written in the Algonquin language of New England Native Americans. The Antiquarian Society was founded in 1812 by Revolutionary War patriot and printer Isaiah Thomas.
1:20 pm ET Approx. 38 min. Ron Paul Campaign Rally ; Representative Ron Paul (R-TX) spoke at a campaign rally the day before the start of the 2012 ... Representative Ron Paul (R-TX) spoke at a campaign rally the day before the start of the 2012 Republican National Convention. Other participants and officials spoke in favor of his candidacy, and bands played to entertain the crowd. Representative Paul was introduced by his son, Senator Rand Paul (R-KY).
Approximately 30 minutes into the live telecast the program was briefly interrupted by the loss of a satellite signal due to interference from Tropical Storm Isaac. Representative Amash (R-MI), whose remarks were interrupted by the loss are repeated in full on program number 307786-2.
5:01 pm ET Approx. 42 min. Book Discussion on Final Victory Historian Stanley Weintraub recounts Franklin D. Roosevelt’s last presidential campaign in ... Historian Stanley Weintraub recounts Franklin D. Roosevelt’s last presidential campaign in 1944, which secured his fourth term. The author recalls that President Roosevelt was unsure that his health would allow him to continue to serve the country. He suffered from polio that he hid from the populace. Mr. Weintraub examines the issues that marked the war-time election, from the Democrats' choice of Harry Truman as vice president to the concerns of the Republican Party and their ticket of New York Governor Thomas Dewey and his running mate, Ohio Governor John Bricker. Professor Weintraub responded to questions from members of the audience at the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, D.C. 12:01 pm ET Approx. 28 min. Slavery and the Underground Railroad Button Farm Living History Center is a work-in-progress dedicated to depicting 19th century slave ... Button Farm Living History Center is a work-in-progress dedicated to depicting 19th century slave plantation life. Through their programs and activities they strive to give visitors the experience of working as a slave, and also experiencing the perils of escaping to freedom on the Underground Railroad. American History TV traveled thirty miles northwest of the nation’s Capitol to visit the farm and learn about the non-profit Menare Foundation.
Our tour guide is historian Anthony Cohen, founder of the Menare Foundation.
1:58 pm ET Approx. 10 min. LIVE 2012 Republican National Convention, Day One ; The 2012 Republican National Convention opened. Because of Tropical Storm Isaac threatening ... The 2012 Republican National Convention opened. Because of Tropical Storm Isaac threatening to gather strength and make landfall somewhere along the Gulf of Mexico, the convention convened and quickly recessed until the following day. Following the invocation led by Reverend Russell Levenson, a Mitt Romney campaign video was shown. 5:45 pm ET Approx. 37 min. Book Discussion on American Emperor: Aaron Burr's Challenge to Jefferson's America ; David Stewart talked about his book, American Emperor: Aaron Burr’s Challenge to ... David Stewart talked about his book, American Emperor: Aaron Burr’s Challenge to Jefferson’s America. In this recounting of the political career of the vice president of the United States who killed a former secretary of the Treasury in a duel, he focused on plans to create an empire on the Gulf of Mexico comprised of America’s western territories. He responded to questions from members of the audience.
This presentation was in the James Michener Non-Fiction Pavilion on the grounds of City Hall at the 3rd annual Gaithersburg Book Festival.
12:30 pm ET Approx. 57 min. Captain Frederick Pabst Mansion This is a tour of the 1892 mansion of Captain Frederick Pabst in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The ... This is a tour of the 1892 mansion of Captain Frederick Pabst in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The sea captain not only founded the world famous Pabst Brewery, he was a philanthropist and real estate developer and had a great influence on the growth of this Midwestern city on Lake Michigan. Historian John Eastberg showed us examples of craftsmanship, original furnishings and art which teach us about Pabst’s German heritage, Milwaukee’s history, and America’s Gilded Age.
2:08 pm ET Approx. 15 min. LIVE Republican National Convention Day 1 Open Phones After the opening of the Republican National Convention, viewers called in with their comments as ... After the opening of the Republican National Convention, viewers called in with their comments as live video from the convention floor played.  6:30 pm ET Approx. 1 hr. 18 min. Book Discussion on The Riot Within: My Journey From Rebellion to Redemption ; Rodney King talked about his childhood as well as his life in the days and years following the ... Rodney King talked about his childhood as well as his life in the days and years following the video recording of his beating by the Los Angeles police on March 3, 1991. Mr. King recalled the riots in Los Angeles following the acquittal of four officers in the case and reported on his own legal problems and alcohol addiction. Some slides were shown as Rodney King was interviewed by Mr. Muhammad. He also responded to questions from members of the audience. This event was part of the new “Word Rapport” series at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture in New York City. 1:29 pm ET Approx. 1 min. Underground Railroad and Slavery Promotion Button Farm Living History Center is a work-in-progress dedicated to depicting 19th century slave ... Button Farm Living History Center is a work-in-progress dedicated to depicting 19th century slave plantation life. Through their programs and activities they strive to give visitors the experience of working as a slave, and also experiencing the perils of escaping to freedom on the Underground Railroad. American History TV traveled thirty miles northwest of the nation’s Capitol to visit the farm and learn about the non-profit Menare Foundation.
Our tourguide is historian Anthony Cohen, founder of the Menare Foundation.
2:24 pm ET Approx. 1 hr. 11 min. Campaign Financing and Political Ads Panelists talked about campaign spending by and political ads of the Obama and Romney ... Panelists talked about campaign spending by and political ads of the Obama and Romney campaign. Topics included super political action committees (super PACs) and the Citizens United case, and the impact of negative campaign ads. At the end of the program the panelists talked about some of their favorite ads from previous campaigns. 7:50 pm ET Approx. 9 min. Book Discussion on The Oath ; Jeffrey Toobin talked about his book, The Oath: The Obama White House v. The Supreme ... Jeffrey Toobin talked about his book, The Oath: The Obama White House v. The Supreme Court.
He was interviewed while at the annual book publishing trade show, Book Expo America, held June 4-7, 2012, at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York City.
1:31 pm ET Approx. 27 min. Presidential Campaign Memorabilia ; We take you behind-the-scenes at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History for a ... We take you behind-the-scenes at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History for a look at presidential campaign memorabilia dating from the time of George Washington’s inauguration up to the 2012 campaign. Our tour guides are political curators Harry Rubenstein and Larry Bird who scout the Democratic and Republican national conventions every four years, looking for just the right buttons, signs and novelty hats that will someday open a window for future historians into our times and politics.
3:38 pm ET Approx. 1 min. Politico Playbook Breakfast with Karl Rove ; Karl Rove analyzed campaign strategy in the 2012 presidential election. Among other topics he ... Karl Rove analyzed campaign strategy in the 2012 presidential election. Among other topics he talked about electoral votes and “swing” states, and what Mitt Romney needs to do at the convention. Some of the topics covered during questions from the audience included Representative Paul Ryan, the influence of the tea party movement, Latino voters, and the similarities between the 2012 and the 1980 and 1996 elections. 8:00 pm ET Approx. 28 min. Communicators with Katie Harbath and Adam Conner ; ; Facebook managers Katie Harbath and Adam Conner talked about the role of social media in 2012 ... Facebook managers Katie Harbath and Adam Conner talked about the role of social media in 2012 political campaigns. The two advise presidential campaigns, the Republican and Democratic National Committees, and congressional, state, and local candidates on shaping their Facebook walls and messages. 1:58 pm ET Approx. 1 min. Underground Railroad and Slavery Promotion Button Farm Living History Center is a work-in-progress dedicated to depicting 19th century slave ... Button Farm Living History Center is a work-in-progress dedicated to depicting 19th century slave plantation life. Through their programs and activities they strive to give visitors the experience of working as a slave, and also experiencing the perils of escaping to freedom on the Underground Railroad. American History TV traveled thirty miles northwest of the nation’s Capitol to visit the farm and learn about the non-profit Menare Foundation.
Our tourguide is historian Anthony Cohen, founder of the Menare Foundation.
3:40 pm ET Approx. 22 min. 2004 Republican National Convention, Day 2 On the second day of the Republican National Convention in New York’s Madison Square Garden, ... On the second day of the Republican National Convention in New York’s Madison Square Garden, party leaders and others talked about the Republican agenda, the Bush administration’s record in office, and compassionate messages put forward by the Republican Party. During the meeting activities from the floor of the convention, entertainment, and motivational videos were shown. 8:30 pm ET Approx. 54 min. Book Discussion on A Man and His Ship ; Historian Steven Ujifusa recounts the life of naval architect William Francis Gibbs and his ... Historian Steven Ujifusa recounts the life of naval architect William Francis Gibbs and his creation of the SS United States, a passenger liner that carried more than one million people across the Atlantic over two decades. The ship, completed in 1952, was viewed as a technological advancement in sea travel with speeds of 35 knots 41 miles per hour and as an achievement for America’s engineering and manufacturing sectors. Steven Ujifusa was interviewed by Matt Golas and also responded to questions from members of the audience at the Independence Seaport Museum in Philadelphia. Topics included the state of efforts to conserve the ship. This was the official book launch by Simon & Schuster, co-sponsored by the museum. 2:00 pm ET Approx. 29 min. Civil War Defenses of Washington, D.C. Each week American Artifacts takes viewers into archives, museums and historic sites around the ... Each week American Artifacts takes viewers into archives, museums and historic sites around the country. 

At the outbreak of the Civil War in the spring of 1861, Washington, D.C., was lightly defended and vulnerable to attack, with only one fort located 12 miles south of the city and the Confederate state of Virginia just across the Potomac River. By 1865, the nation’s capital arguably had become the most fortified city in the world, with about 70 armed forts and batteries encircling the city. We visited three of the surviving forts with Dale Floyd, author of a study on the Civil War Defenses of Washington for the National Park Service.
4:03 pm ET Approx. 22 min. Cindy McCain 2008 Convention Speech Cindy McCain told her life story and talked about her husband, Senator John McCain. Cindy McCain told her life story and talked about her husband, Senator John McCain. 9:25 pm ET Approx. 4 min. Anna Quindlen on Writing Anna Quindlen talked about her writing process. She was interviewed in her house in New York ... Anna Quindlen talked about her writing process. She was interviewed in her house in New York City. This program was aired during the live program ID 305881-1 on June 3, 2012, “In Depth with Anna Quindlen.” 2:31 pm ET Approx. 55 min. Congressional Cemetery Rebecca Roberts gave a tour of Washington’s Congressional Cemetery as she talked about its ... Rebecca Roberts gave a tour of Washington’s Congressional Cemetery as she talked about its history and some of the people buried there. Located 18 blocks from the U.S. Capitol, for much of the 19th century it was the traditional burial site for members of Congress who died in office. It is the final resting place for many military and government officials and other prominent Americans as well as the local residents and some notable people forgotten by history.
4:28 pm ET Approx. 27 min. Governor Christie Remarks Governor Chris Christie (R-NJ), a day before he gave the Republican National Convention keynote ... Governor Chris Christie (R-NJ), a day before he gave the Republican National Convention keynote address, made remarks to the California delegation breakfast. He called on west coast Republicans to reject President Obama’s “Chicago ward politics” and compared his election as a fiscal conservative to the election of Democratic California Governor Jerry Brown. 9:30 pm ET Approx. 1 hr. Book Discussion on A Difficult Woman Alice Kessler-Harris recounts the life of playwright and political activist Lillian Hellman ... Alice Kessler-Harris recounts the life of playwright and political activist Lillian Hellman (1905-1984). She was the author of numerous politically and socially infused plays, including The Children’s Hour and Little Foxes. The author reports that Ms. Hellman was an unapologetic leftist who refused to supply names upon her testimony to the House Un-American Activities Committee; she wrote to the Committee in 1952, “I cannot and will not cut my conscience to fit the year’s fashion.” Alice Kessler-Harris responded to questions from members of the audience at Books & Books in Coral Gables, Florida. 3:28 pm ET Approx. 1 min. Underground Railroad and Slavery Promotion Button Farm Living History Center is a work-in-progress dedicated to depicting 19th century slave ... Button Farm Living History Center is a work-in-progress dedicated to depicting 19th century slave plantation life. Through their programs and activities they strive to give visitors the experience of working as a slave, and also experiencing the perils of escaping to freedom on the Underground Railroad. American History TV traveled thirty miles northwest of the nation’s Capitol to visit the farm and learn about the non-profit Menare Foundation.
Our tourguide is historian Anthony Cohen, founder of the Menare Foundation.
4:56 pm ET Approx. 7 min. Interview with Republican National Convention Delegate Kevin Fulton C-SPAN talked with Republican National Convention delegate Kevin Fulton (TX). He talked about the ... C-SPAN talked with Republican National Convention delegate Kevin Fulton (TX). He talked about the reasons he is a Republican, his background, and ways that the party can appeal to more minorities.  10:31 pm ET Approx. 1 hr. 13 min. Book Discussion on The Wildness Within Kenneth Brower talked about his father, Sierra Club founder David Brower (1912-2000). The ... Kenneth Brower talked about his father, Sierra Club founder David Brower (1912-2000). The Wildness Within is a collection of interviews Kenneth Brower did with well-known environmentalists who were influenced by his father. He was interviewed by Malcolm Margolin and responded to questions from members of the audience in the David Brower Center in Berkeley, California. Colleagues of David Brower in the audience who were interviewed for the book also spoke. 3:29 pm ET Approx. 26 min. George Washington's Distillery ; ; An authentic working replica of George Washington’s distillery and gristmill were ... An authentic working replica of George Washington’s distillery and gristmill were reconstructed on the original foundations at Mount Vernon. Whiskey and other spirits are made there as it was done two centuries ago. Dennis Pogue, author of Founding Spirits: George Washington and the Beginnings of the American Whiskey Industry, Steve Boshare, and consultant David Pickerell gave a tour as an apple brandy was being made. They talked about the archeological reconstruction process, distillery operations, and the role of the distillery in George Washington’s life. He was the only Founding Father to commercially operate a whiskey distillery and, one of the largest of its time, it was one of the most successful economic components of Mount Vernon.
5:04 pm ET Approx. 23 min. Paul Ryan Remarks at Send-Off Rally ; Representative Paul Ryan (R-WI) spoke at a send-off rally in his home town before going to the ... Representative Paul Ryan (R-WI) spoke at a send-off rally in his home town before going to the Republican National Convention where he would be nominated for vice president of the United States. The rally was held in the gymnasium of Craig High School in Janesville, Wisconsin. 11:46 pm ET Approx. 11 min. Book Discussion on My American Revolution ; Robert Sullivan talks about his book, My American Revolution: Crossing the Delaware and ... Robert Sullivan talks about his book, My American Revolution: Crossing the Delaware and I-78.
He was interviewed while at the annual book publishing trade show, Book Expo America, held June 4-7, 2012, at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York City.
3:58 pm ET Approx. 1 min. Underground Railroad and Slavery Promotion Button Farm Living History Center is a work-in-progress dedicated to depicting 19th century slave ... Button Farm Living History Center is a work-in-progress dedicated to depicting 19th century slave plantation life. Through their programs and activities they strive to give visitors the experience of working as a slave, and also experiencing the perils of escaping to freedom on the Underground Railroad. American History TV traveled thirty miles northwest of the nation’s Capitol to visit the farm and learn about the non-profit Menare Foundation.
Our tourguide is historian Anthony Cohen, founder of the Menare Foundation.
5:33 pm ET Approx. 47 min. House Speaker Boehner News Conference House Speaker John Boehner spoke with reporters at a local restaurant in Tampa. He criticized ... House Speaker John Boehner spoke with reporters at a local restaurant in Tampa. He criticized President Obama’s economic policies, spoke about vice presidential pick Paul Ryan, and signaled his preference for a shorter convention schedule in the future.
This “Monitor Breakfast” was a lunch held by the Christian Science Monitor at Roy’s Restaurant in Tampa, Florida, during the Republican National Convention.
11:57 pm ET Approx. 1 min. Summer Reading with Senator Mitch McConnell Senator Mitch McConnell (R-KY) answered the question “What are you reading this ... Senator Mitch McConnell (R-KY) answered the question “What are you reading this summer?”
The date and location of this interview are not known.
3:59 pm ET Approx. 26 min. Old Sturbridge Village ; In the Fall of 2011, American History TV visited Old Sturbridge Village, Massachusetts, a ... In the Fall of 2011, American History TV visited Old Sturbridge Village, Massachusetts, a “living history” museum that depicts early New England life from 1790 to 1840. Now, on American Artifacts, we hear from costumed historians who present what is was like to live and work in 19th-century New England. 
Curator Tom Kelleher serves as our guide.
6:22 pm ET Approx. 7 min. 2012 Republican National Convention, Day One ; The 2012 Republican National Convention opened. Because of Tropical Storm Isaac threatening ... The 2012 Republican National Convention opened. Because of Tropical Storm Isaac threatening to gather strength and make landfall somewhere along the Gulf of Mexico, the convention convened and quickly recessed until the following day. Following the invocation led by Reverend Russell Levenson, a Mitt Romney campaign video was shown. 12:00 am ET Approx. 54 min. Book Discussion on A Man and His Ship ; Historian Steven Ujifusa recounts the life of naval architect William Francis Gibbs and his ... Historian Steven Ujifusa recounts the life of naval architect William Francis Gibbs and his creation of the SS United States, a passenger liner that carried more than one million people across the Atlantic over two decades. The ship, completed in 1952, was viewed as a technological advancement in sea travel with speeds of 35 knots 41 miles per hour and as an achievement for America’s engineering and manufacturing sectors. Steven Ujifusa was interviewed by Matt Golas and also responded to questions from members of the audience at the Independence Seaport Museum in Philadelphia. Topics included the state of efforts to conserve the ship. This was the official book launch by Simon & Schuster, co-sponsored by the museum. 4:27 pm ET Approx. 1 min. Underground Railroad and Slavery Promotion Button Farm Living History Center is a work-in-progress dedicated to depicting 19th century slave ... Button Farm Living History Center is a work-in-progress dedicated to depicting 19th century slave plantation life. Through their programs and activities they strive to give visitors the experience of working as a slave, and also experiencing the perils of escaping to freedom on the Underground Railroad. American History TV traveled thirty miles northwest of the nation’s Capitol to visit the farm and learn about the non-profit Menare Foundation.
Our tourguide is historian Anthony Cohen, founder of the Menare Foundation.
6:30 pm ET Approx. 1 hr. 30 min. LIVE C-SPAN Convention Preview C-SPAN previewed the Democratic and Republican National Conventions. Guests included Major ... C-SPAN previewed the Democratic and Republican National Conventions. Guests included Major Garrett, Representative Debbie Wasserman-Schultz (D-FL) and former Governor John Sununu (R-NH). 1:00 am ET Approx. 1 hr. Book Discussion on A Difficult Woman Alice Kessler-Harris recounts the life of playwright and political activist Lillian Hellman ... Alice Kessler-Harris recounts the life of playwright and political activist Lillian Hellman (1905-1984). She was the author of numerous politically and socially infused plays, including The Children’s Hour and Little Foxes. The author reports that Ms. Hellman was an unapologetic leftist who refused to supply names upon her testimony to the House Un-American Activities Committee; she wrote to the Committee in 1952, “I cannot and will not cut my conscience to fit the year’s fashion.” Alice Kessler-Harris responded to questions from members of the audience at Books & Books in Coral Gables, Florida. 4:29 pm ET Approx. 58 min. Clara Barton Missing Soldiers Office ; Between 1861 and 1868, Clara Barton lived in a Washington, D.C., boarding house and employed as ... Between 1861 and 1868, Clara Barton lived in a Washington, D.C., boarding house and employed as many as twelve clerks in her “Missing Soldiers Office.” In 1996 the General Services Administration was preparing the building for demolition when they discovered artifacts eventually proving that this was the lost office of the founder of the American Red Cross. 

Susan Rosenvold, superintendent and historian of the Clara Barton Missing Soldiers Office gave a tour and talked about the life and work of humanitarian Clara Barton.
8:03 pm ET Approx. 23 min. Paul Ryan Remarks at Send-Off Rally ; Representative Paul Ryan (R-WI) spoke at a send-off rally in his home town before going to the ... Representative Paul Ryan (R-WI) spoke at a send-off rally in his home town before going to the Republican National Convention where he would be nominated for vice president of the United States. The rally was held in the gymnasium of Craig High School in Janesville, Wisconsin. 2:01 am ET Approx. 26 min. Bernice King on Desert Rose ; Bernice King, daughter of civil rights leaders Martin Luther King, Jr., and Coretta Scott King, ... Bernice King, daughter of civil rights leaders Martin Luther King, Jr., and Coretta Scott King, discussed a recently published biography of her mother, Desert Rose: The Life and Legacy of Coretta Scott King. Ms. King, who wrote the afterword for the book, was interviewed while at the annual book publishing trade show, BookExpo America, held June 4-7, 2012, at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York City. 5:28 pm ET Approx. 1 min. Underground Railroad and Slavery Promotion Button Farm Living History Center is a work-in-progress dedicated to depicting 19th century slave ... Button Farm Living History Center is a work-in-progress dedicated to depicting 19th century slave plantation life. Through their programs and activities they strive to give visitors the experience of working as a slave, and also experiencing the perils of escaping to freedom on the Underground Railroad. American History TV traveled thirty miles northwest of the nation’s Capitol to visit the farm and learn about the non-profit Menare Foundation.
Our tourguide is historian Anthony Cohen, founder of the Menare Foundation.
8:27 pm ET Approx. 3 min. 2012 Republican National Convention, Day One ; The 2012 Republican National Convention opened. Because of Tropical Storm Isaac threatening ... The 2012 Republican National Convention opened. Because of Tropical Storm Isaac threatening to gather strength and make landfall somewhere along the Gulf of Mexico, the convention convened and quickly recessed until the following day. Following the invocation led by Reverend Russell Levenson, a Mitt Romney campaign video was shown. 2:29 am ET Approx. 1 min. Summer Reading with Bay Buchanan Bay Buchanan answered the question “What are you reading this summer?”
The date ...
Bay Buchanan answered the question “What are you reading this summer?”
The date and location of this interview are not known.
5:30 pm ET Approx. 29 min. War of 1812 Shipwreck In 1812, Joshua Barney, a retired Revolutionary War naval hero, proposed creating a fleet of ... In 1812, Joshua Barney, a retired Revolutionary War naval hero, proposed creating a fleet of American barges to defend the Chesapeake Bay against British ships. In August 1814, Commodore Barney was forced to destroy and sink his fleet of 15 vessels in Maryland’s Patuxent River to prevent their capture. One of these barges was discovered in 1979 under the river mud and partially excavated. Now, underwater archaeologist Robert Neyland of the Navy History and Heritage Command is leading a team to further study the wreck. American History TV traveled up the river to learn about the project and visited the Navy’s Underwater Archaeology lab in the Washington Navy Yard where artifacts from the ship are studied.
8:33 pm ET Approx. 56 min. Politico Playbook Breakfast with Karl Rove ; Karl Rove analyzed campaign strategy in the 2012 presidential election. Among other topics he ... Karl Rove analyzed campaign strategy in the 2012 presidential election. Among other topics he talked about electoral votes and “swing” states, and what Mitt Romney needs to do at the convention. Some of the topics covered during questions from the audience included Representative Paul Ryan, the influence of the tea party movement, Latino voters, and the similarities between the 2012 and the 1980 and 1996 elections. 2:30 am ET Approx. 1 hr. 13 min. Book Discussion on The Wildness Within Kenneth Brower talked about his father, Sierra Club founder David Brower (1912-2000). The ... Kenneth Brower talked about his father, Sierra Club founder David Brower (1912-2000). The Wildness Within is a collection of interviews Kenneth Brower did with well-known environmentalists who were influenced by his father. He was interviewed by Malcolm Margolin and responded to questions from members of the audience in the David Brower Center in Berkeley, California. Colleagues of David Brower in the audience who were interviewed for the book also spoke. 6:01 pm ET Approx. 27 min. Magna Carta Restoration and Display Archivist David Ferreiro held a press conference to announce the return to public display of a ... Archivist David Ferreiro held a press conference to announce the return to public display of a copy of the 1297 version of the Magna Carta after a year of conservation treatments. One of only four known 1297 originals, the document is on permanent loan by its owner David Rubenstein. They unveiled the restored document to the press. Mr. Rubenstein responded to questions about how he came to own a copy of the Magna Carta, the history of the Magna Carta, and how his early work on Capitol Hill as chief counsel to the Senate subcommittee on constitutional amendments influenced his interests.
Video was shown as Kitty Nicholson talked about the conservation process and Jay Brandenburg described the process of encasing the Magna Carta.
Then Marvin Pinkert showed reporters the spot in the rotunda where the document would be displayed and its new interactive exhibit.
9:31 pm ET Approx. 3 min. First Ladies Promotion A look at C-SPAN’s new series, "First Ladies Influences & Image", starting in February 2013. A look at C-SPAN’s new series, "First Ladies Influences & Image", starting in February 2013. 3:45 am ET Approx. 14 min. America, You Sexy Bitch ; ; Meghan McCain and Michael Ian Black talked about their book, America, You Sexy Bitch: A Love ... Meghan McCain and Michael Ian Black talked about their book, America, You Sexy Bitch: A Love Letter to Freedom. They were interviewed while at the annual book publishing trade show, Book Expo America, held June 4-7, 2012, at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York City. 6:29 pm ET Approx. 1 min. Underground Railroad and Slavery Promotion Button Farm Living History Center is a work-in-progress dedicated to depicting 19th century slave ... Button Farm Living History Center is a work-in-progress dedicated to depicting 19th century slave plantation life. Through their programs and activities they strive to give visitors the experience of working as a slave, and also experiencing the perils of escaping to freedom on the Underground Railroad. American History TV traveled thirty miles northwest of the nation’s Capitol to visit the farm and learn about the non-profit Menare Foundation.
Our tourguide is historian Anthony Cohen, founder of the Menare Foundation.
9:34 pm ET Approx. 1 hr. 11 min. Campaign Financing and Political Ads Panelists talked about campaign spending by and political ads of the Obama and Romney ... Panelists talked about campaign spending by and political ads of the Obama and Romney campaign. Topics included super political action committees (super PACs) and the Citizens United case, and the impact of negative campaign ads. At the end of the program the panelists talked about some of their favorite ads from previous campaigns. 4:00 am ET Approx. 1 hr. 2 min. Book Discussion on Pax Ethnica: Where and How Diversity Succeeds ; ; Karl Meyer and Shareen Blair Brysac look at places around the world where people of diverse ... Karl Meyer and Shareen Blair Brysac look at places around the world where people of diverse ethnicities, races, and religions co-exist in peace to find out what can be learned and applied to troubled areas of the world. They responded to questions from members of the audience at the New York Society Library in New York City.  6:30 pm ET Approx. 57 min. White House of the Confederacy During the Civil War, Confederate President Jefferson Davis and his family lived in a Richmond, ... During the Civil War, Confederate President Jefferson Davis and his family lived in a Richmond, Virginia mansion. Now referred to as “the White House of the Confederacy,” the residence was saved from demolition in 1896 and since 1988 has been restored to it’s wartime appearance. American History TV visited to learn about the Mexican War veteran and U.S. Senator who became leader of the Confederate States of America. Our tour guide is Dean Knight of the Museum of the Confederacy, a non-profit organization which owns and operates the White House.
10:47 pm ET Approx. 8 min. Interview with Republican National Convention Delegate Kevin Fulton C-SPAN talked with Republican National Convention delegate Kevin Fulton (TX). He talked about the ... C-SPAN talked with Republican National Convention delegate Kevin Fulton (TX). He talked about the reasons he is a Republican, his background, and ways that the party can appeal to more minorities.  5:03 am ET Approx. 1 hr. 20 min. Book Discussion on The Good Food Revolution ; ; Will Allen recounts his career change from a former professional basketball player and executive ... Will Allen recounts his career change from a former professional basketball player and executive at Proctor and Gamble to urban farmer. In 1993, Mr. Allen bought a two-acre plot of land in close proximity to Milwaukee’s biggest housing project. From this initial purchase, Mr. Allen created an urban farm that now grows forty tons of vegetables and raises 100,000 fish that can feed ten thousand people a year. Will Allen talked about the work of his organization, Growing Power, in developing community food systems to allow everyone access to fresh, safe, affordable and nutritious foods. The program opened with a video. Mr. Allen showed slides during his presentation and then responded to questions from members of the audience at Boswell Book Company in Milwaukee. 7:29 pm ET Approx. 1 min. Underground Railroad and Slavery Promotion Button Farm Living History Center is a work-in-progress dedicated to depicting 19th century slave ... Button Farm Living History Center is a work-in-progress dedicated to depicting 19th century slave plantation life. Through their programs and activities they strive to give visitors the experience of working as a slave, and also experiencing the perils of escaping to freedom on the Underground Railroad. American History TV traveled thirty miles northwest of the nation’s Capitol to visit the farm and learn about the non-profit Menare Foundation.
Our tourguide is historian Anthony Cohen, founder of the Menare Foundation.
10:56 pm ET Approx. 28 min. Governor Christie Remarks Governor Chris Christie (R-NJ), a day before he gave the Republican National Convention keynote ... Governor Chris Christie (R-NJ), a day before he gave the Republican National Convention keynote address, made remarks to the California delegation breakfast. He called on west coast Republicans to reject President Obama’s “Chicago ward politics” and compared his election as a fiscal conservative to the election of Democratic California Governor Jerry Brown. 6:24 am ET Approx. 5 min. Publisher Interview with Carolyn Coleburn ; Carolyn Coleburn talked about recent and forthcoming books from Viking Press.
She was ...
Carolyn Coleburn talked about recent and forthcoming books from Viking Press.
She was interviewed at her booth at Book Expo America, the annual book publishing trade show held June 4-7, 2012, at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York City.
7:31 pm ET Approx. 29 min. American Antiquarian Society In this tour of the American Antiquarian Society in Worcester, Massachusetts, we look at materials ... In this tour of the American Antiquarian Society in Worcester, Massachusetts, we look at materials dating from the first European settlement of America - including the first Bible printed in the colonies. The bible dates to 1662 and is written in the Algonquin language of New England Native Americans. The Antiquarian Society was founded in 1812 by Revolutionary War patriot and printer Isaiah Thomas.
11:25 pm ET Approx. 48 min. House Speaker Boehner News Conference House Speaker John Boehner spoke with reporters at a local restaurant in Tampa. He criticized ... House Speaker John Boehner spoke with reporters at a local restaurant in Tampa. He criticized President Obama’s economic policies, spoke about vice presidential pick Paul Ryan, and signaled his preference for a shorter convention schedule in the future.
This “Monitor Breakfast” was a lunch held by the Christian Science Monitor at Roy’s Restaurant in Tampa, Florida, during the Republican National Convention.
6:31 am ET Approx. 26 min. Publishing News with Sarah Weinman ; Sarah Weinman, news director for Publishers Marketplace, talked about the book business, including ... Sarah Weinman, news director for Publishers Marketplace, talked about the book business, including the settlement of the Google lawsuit and electronic books. She was interviewed while at the annual book publishing trade show, Book Expo America, held June 4-7, 2012, at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York City. 8:01 pm ET Approx. 28 min. Slavery and the Underground Railroad Button Farm Living History Center is a work-in-progress dedicated to depicting 19th century slave ... Button Farm Living History Center is a work-in-progress dedicated to depicting 19th century slave plantation life. Through their programs and activities they strive to give visitors the experience of working as a slave, and also experiencing the perils of escaping to freedom on the Underground Railroad. American History TV traveled thirty miles northwest of the nation’s Capitol to visit the farm and learn about the non-profit Menare Foundation.
Our tour guide is historian Anthony Cohen, founder of the Menare Foundation.
12:14 am ET Approx. 1 hr. 32 min. C-SPAN Convention Preview C-SPAN previewed the Democratic and Republican National Conventions. Guests included Major ... C-SPAN previewed the Democratic and Republican National Conventions. Guests included Major Garrett, Representative Debbie Wasserman-Schultz (D-FL) and former Governor John Sununu (R-NH). 6:59 am ET Approx. 53 min. Book Discussion on Neptune's Inferno: The U.S. Navy at Guadalcanal ; James Hornfischer discussed his book, Neptune’s Inferno: The U.S. Navy at ... James Hornfischer discussed his book, Neptune’s Inferno: The U.S. Navy at Guadalcanal. He used maps during his presentation, and responded to questions from members of the audience. This talk was part of the 2012 Colby Military Writers' Symposium, held annually at Norwich University in Northfield, Vermont. 8:30 pm ET Approx. 57 min. Captain Frederick Pabst Mansion This is a tour of the 1892 mansion of Captain Frederick Pabst in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The ... This is a tour of the 1892 mansion of Captain Frederick Pabst in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The sea captain not only founded the world famous Pabst Brewery, he was a philanthropist and real estate developer and had a great influence on the growth of this Midwestern city on Lake Michigan. Historian John Eastberg showed us examples of craftsmanship, original furnishings and art which teach us about Pabst’s German heritage, Milwaukee’s history, and America’s Gilded Age.
1:47 am ET Approx. 23 min. Paul Ryan Remarks at Send-Off Rally ; Representative Paul Ryan (R-WI) spoke at a send-off rally in his home town before going to the ... Representative Paul Ryan (R-WI) spoke at a send-off rally in his home town before going to the Republican National Convention where he would be nominated for vice president of the United States. The rally was held in the gymnasium of Craig High School in Janesville, Wisconsin. 9:29 pm ET Approx. 1 min. Underground Railroad and Slavery Promotion Button Farm Living History Center is a work-in-progress dedicated to depicting 19th century slave ... Button Farm Living History Center is a work-in-progress dedicated to depicting 19th century slave plantation life. Through their programs and activities they strive to give visitors the experience of working as a slave, and also experiencing the perils of escaping to freedom on the Underground Railroad. American History TV traveled thirty miles northwest of the nation’s Capitol to visit the farm and learn about the non-profit Menare Foundation.
Our tourguide is historian Anthony Cohen, founder of the Menare Foundation.
2:12 am ET Approx. 56 min. Politico Playbook Breakfast with Karl Rove ; Karl Rove analyzed campaign strategy in the 2012 presidential election. Among other topics he ... Karl Rove analyzed campaign strategy in the 2012 presidential election. Among other topics he talked about electoral votes and “swing” states, and what Mitt Romney needs to do at the convention. Some of the topics covered during questions from the audience included Representative Paul Ryan, the influence of the tea party movement, Latino voters, and the similarities between the 2012 and the 1980 and 1996 elections. 9:31 pm ET Approx. 27 min. Presidential Campaign Memorabilia ; We take you behind-the-scenes at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History for a ... We take you behind-the-scenes at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History for a look at presidential campaign memorabilia dating from the time of George Washington’s inauguration up to the 2012 campaign. Our tour guides are political curators Harry Rubenstein and Larry Bird who scout the Democratic and Republican national conventions every four years, looking for just the right buttons, signs and novelty hats that will someday open a window for future historians into our times and politics.
3:37 am ET Approx. 19 min. Governor Christie Remarks Governor Chris Christie (R-NJ), a day before he gave the Republican National Convention keynote ... Governor Chris Christie (R-NJ), a day before he gave the Republican National Convention keynote address, made remarks to the California delegation breakfast. He called on west coast Republicans to reject President Obama’s “Chicago ward politics” and compared his election as a fiscal conservative to the election of Democratic California Governor Jerry Brown. 10:00 pm ET Approx. 1 min. Underground Railroad and Slavery Promotion Button Farm Living History Center is a work-in-progress dedicated to depicting 19th century slave ... Button Farm Living History Center is a work-in-progress dedicated to depicting 19th century slave plantation life. Through their programs and activities they strive to give visitors the experience of working as a slave, and also experiencing the perils of escaping to freedom on the Underground Railroad. American History TV traveled thirty miles northwest of the nation’s Capitol to visit the farm and learn about the non-profit Menare Foundation.
Our tourguide is historian Anthony Cohen, founder of the Menare Foundation.
3:57 am ET Approx. 30 min. Governor Rick Synder on the Role of Digital and Social Media in Campaigns ; ; Michigan Governor Rick Snyder (R) talked about his use of digital and social media at his town ... Michigan Governor Rick Snyder (R) talked about his use of digital and social media at his town hall meetings. Topics included direct interaction with constituents versus digital communication, challenges associated with blogging and tweeting, and the use of technology in education, and his state’s role in the 2012 presidential election. He also answered questions from the audience. 10:01 pm ET Approx. 29 min. Civil War Defenses of Washington, D.C. Each week American Artifacts takes viewers into archives, museums and historic sites around the ... Each week American Artifacts takes viewers into archives, museums and historic sites around the country. 

At the outbreak of the Civil War in the spring of 1861, Washington, D.C., was lightly defended and vulnerable to attack, with only one fort located 12 miles south of the city and the Confederate state of Virginia just across the Potomac River. By 1865, the nation’s capital arguably had become the most fortified city in the world, with about 70 armed forts and batteries encircling the city. We visited three of the surviving forts with Dale Floyd, author of a study on the Civil War Defenses of Washington for the National Park Service.
4:27 am ET Approx. 53 min. Role of Digital and Social Media in Campaigns Panelists talked about the role of digital and social media in the 2012 election. They ... Panelists talked about the role of digital and social media in the 2012 election. They discussed social media usage by the the Obama and Romney campaigns, the significance of a candidates' number of Facebook and Twitter followers, the growth of social media since 2008, and the durability and persuasiveness of social media. 10:32 pm ET Approx. 56 min. Congressional Cemetery Rebecca Roberts gave a tour of Washington’s Congressional Cemetery as she talked about its ... Rebecca Roberts gave a tour of Washington’s Congressional Cemetery as she talked about its history and some of the people buried there. Located 18 blocks from the U.S. Capitol, for much of the 19th century it was the traditional burial site for members of Congress who died in office. It is the final resting place for many military and government officials and other prominent Americans as well as the local residents and some notable people forgotten by history.
5:22 am ET Approx. 22 min. Paul Ryan Remarks at Send-Off Rally ; Representative Paul Ryan (R-WI) spoke at a send-off rally in his home town before going to the ... Representative Paul Ryan (R-WI) spoke at a send-off rally in his home town before going to the Republican National Convention where he would be nominated for vice president of the United States. The rally was held in the gymnasium of Craig High School in Janesville, Wisconsin. 11:29 pm ET Approx. 1 min. Underground Railroad and Slavery Promotion Button Farm Living History Center is a work-in-progress dedicated to depicting 19th century slave ... Button Farm Living History Center is a work-in-progress dedicated to depicting 19th century slave plantation life. Through their programs and activities they strive to give visitors the experience of working as a slave, and also experiencing the perils of escaping to freedom on the Underground Railroad. American History TV traveled thirty miles northwest of the nation’s Capitol to visit the farm and learn about the non-profit Menare Foundation.
Our tourguide is historian Anthony Cohen, founder of the Menare Foundation.
5:46 am ET Approx. 1 hr. 11 min. Campaign Financing and Political Ads Panelists talked about campaign spending by and political ads of the Obama and Romney ... Panelists talked about campaign spending by and political ads of the Obama and Romney campaign. Topics included super political action committees (super PACs) and the Citizens United case, and the impact of negative campaign ads. At the end of the program the panelists talked about some of their favorite ads from previous campaigns. 11:31 pm ET Approx. 27 min. George Washington's Distillery ; ; An authentic working replica of George Washington’s distillery and gristmill were ... An authentic working replica of George Washington’s distillery and gristmill were reconstructed on the original foundations at Mount Vernon. Whiskey and other spirits are made there as it was done two centuries ago. Dennis Pogue, author of Founding Spirits: George Washington and the Beginnings of the American Whiskey Industry, Steve Boshare, and consultant David Pickerell gave a tour as an apple brandy was being made. They talked about the archeological reconstruction process, distillery operations, and the role of the distillery in George Washington’s life. He was the only Founding Father to commercially operate a whiskey distillery and, one of the largest of its time, it was one of the most successful economic components of Mount Vernon.
11:59 pm ET Approx. 1 min. Underground Railroad and Slavery Promotion Button Farm Living History Center is a work-in-progress dedicated to depicting 19th century slave ... Button Farm Living History Center is a work-in-progress dedicated to depicting 19th century slave plantation life. Through their programs and activities they strive to give visitors the experience of working as a slave, and also experiencing the perils of escaping to freedom on the Underground Railroad. American History TV traveled thirty miles northwest of the nation’s Capitol to visit the farm and learn about the non-profit Menare Foundation.
Our tourguide is historian Anthony Cohen, founder of the Menare Foundation.
12:01 am ET Approx. 26 min. Old Sturbridge Village ; In the Fall of 2011, American History TV visited Old Sturbridge Village, Massachusetts, a ... In the Fall of 2011, American History TV visited Old Sturbridge Village, Massachusetts, a “living history” museum that depicts early New England life from 1790 to 1840. Now, on American Artifacts, we hear from costumed historians who present what is was like to live and work in 19th-century New England. 
Curator Tom Kelleher serves as our guide.
12:28 am ET Approx. 1 min. Underground Railroad and Slavery Promotion Button Farm Living History Center is a work-in-progress dedicated to depicting 19th century slave ... Button Farm Living History Center is a work-in-progress dedicated to depicting 19th century slave plantation life. Through their programs and activities they strive to give visitors the experience of working as a slave, and also experiencing the perils of escaping to freedom on the Underground Railroad. American History TV traveled thirty miles northwest of the nation’s Capitol to visit the farm and learn about the non-profit Menare Foundation.
Our tourguide is historian Anthony Cohen, founder of the Menare Foundation.
12:30 am ET Approx. 58 min. Clara Barton Missing Soldiers Office ; Between 1861 and 1868, Clara Barton lived in a Washington, D.C., boarding house and employed as ... Between 1861 and 1868, Clara Barton lived in a Washington, D.C., boarding house and employed as many as twelve clerks in her “Missing Soldiers Office.” In 1996 the General Services Administration was preparing the building for demolition when they discovered artifacts eventually proving that this was the lost office of the founder of the American Red Cross. 

Susan Rosenvold, superintendent and historian of the Clara Barton Missing Soldiers Office gave a tour and talked about the life and work of humanitarian Clara Barton.
1:29 am ET Approx. 29 min. War of 1812 Shipwreck In 1812, Joshua Barney, a retired Revolutionary War naval hero, proposed creating a fleet of ... In 1812, Joshua Barney, a retired Revolutionary War naval hero, proposed creating a fleet of American barges to defend the Chesapeake Bay against British ships. In August 1814, Commodore Barney was forced to destroy and sink his fleet of 15 vessels in Maryland’s Patuxent River to prevent their capture. One of these barges was discovered in 1979 under the river mud and partially excavated. Now, underwater archaeologist Robert Neyland of the Navy History and Heritage Command is leading a team to further study the wreck. American History TV traveled up the river to learn about the project and visited the Navy’s Underwater Archaeology lab in the Washington Navy Yard where artifacts from the ship are studied.
2:00 am ET Approx. 1 min. Underground Railroad and Slavery Promotion Button Farm Living History Center is a work-in-progress dedicated to depicting 19th century slave ... Button Farm Living History Center is a work-in-progress dedicated to depicting 19th century slave plantation life. Through their programs and activities they strive to give visitors the experience of working as a slave, and also experiencing the perils of escaping to freedom on the Underground Railroad. American History TV traveled thirty miles northwest of the nation’s Capitol to visit the farm and learn about the non-profit Menare Foundation.
Our tourguide is historian Anthony Cohen, founder of the Menare Foundation.
2:02 am ET Approx. 27 min. Magna Carta Restoration and Display Archivist David Ferreiro held a press conference to announce the return to public display of a ... Archivist David Ferreiro held a press conference to announce the return to public display of a copy of the 1297 version of the Magna Carta after a year of conservation treatments. One of only four known 1297 originals, the document is on permanent loan by its owner David Rubenstein. They unveiled the restored document to the press. Mr. Rubenstein responded to questions about how he came to own a copy of the Magna Carta, the history of the Magna Carta, and how his early work on Capitol Hill as chief counsel to the Senate subcommittee on constitutional amendments influenced his interests.
Video was shown as Kitty Nicholson talked about the conservation process and Jay Brandenburg described the process of encasing the Magna Carta.
Then Marvin Pinkert showed reporters the spot in the rotunda where the document would be displayed and its new interactive exhibit.
2:30 am ET Approx. 57 min. White House of the Confederacy During the Civil War, Confederate President Jefferson Davis and his family lived in a Richmond, ... During the Civil War, Confederate President Jefferson Davis and his family lived in a Richmond, Virginia mansion. Now referred to as “the White House of the Confederacy,” the residence was saved from demolition in 1896 and since 1988 has been restored to it’s wartime appearance. American History TV visited to learn about the Mexican War veteran and U.S. Senator who became leader of the Confederate States of America. Our tour guide is Dean Knight of the Museum of the Confederacy, a non-profit organization which owns and operates the White House.
3:28 am ET Approx. 1 min. Underground Railroad and Slavery Promotion Button Farm Living History Center is a work-in-progress dedicated to depicting 19th century slave ... Button Farm Living History Center is a work-in-progress dedicated to depicting 19th century slave plantation life. Through their programs and activities they strive to give visitors the experience of working as a slave, and also experiencing the perils of escaping to freedom on the Underground Railroad. American History TV traveled thirty miles northwest of the nation’s Capitol to visit the farm and learn about the non-profit Menare Foundation.
Our tourguide is historian Anthony Cohen, founder of the Menare Foundation.
3:30 am ET Approx. 29 min. American Antiquarian Society In this tour of the American Antiquarian Society in Worcester, Massachusetts, we look at materials ... In this tour of the American Antiquarian Society in Worcester, Massachusetts, we look at materials dating from the first European settlement of America - including the first Bible printed in the colonies. The bible dates to 1662 and is written in the Algonquin language of New England Native Americans. The Antiquarian Society was founded in 1812 by Revolutionary War patriot and printer Isaiah Thomas.
4:01 am ET Approx. 28 min. Slavery and the Underground Railroad Button Farm Living History Center is a work-in-progress dedicated to depicting 19th century slave ... Button Farm Living History Center is a work-in-progress dedicated to depicting 19th century slave plantation life. Through their programs and activities they strive to give visitors the experience of working as a slave, and also experiencing the perils of escaping to freedom on the Underground Railroad. American History TV traveled thirty miles northwest of the nation’s Capitol to visit the farm and learn about the non-profit Menare Foundation.
Our tour guide is historian Anthony Cohen, founder of the Menare Foundation.
4:30 am ET Approx. 57 min. Captain Frederick Pabst Mansion This is a tour of the 1892 mansion of Captain Frederick Pabst in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The ... This is a tour of the 1892 mansion of Captain Frederick Pabst in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The sea captain not only founded the world famous Pabst Brewery, he was a philanthropist and real estate developer and had a great influence on the growth of this Midwestern city on Lake Michigan. Historian John Eastberg showed us examples of craftsmanship, original furnishings and art which teach us about Pabst’s German heritage, Milwaukee’s history, and America’s Gilded Age.
5:29 am ET Approx. 27 min. Presidential Campaign Memorabilia ; We take you behind-the-scenes at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History for a ... We take you behind-the-scenes at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History for a look at presidential campaign memorabilia dating from the time of George Washington’s inauguration up to the 2012 campaign. Our tour guides are political curators Harry Rubenstein and Larry Bird who scout the Democratic and Republican national conventions every four years, looking for just the right buttons, signs and novelty hats that will someday open a window for future historians into our times and politics.
5:57 am ET Approx. 2 min. Paintings of the 19th Century White House The White House Historical Association commissioned artist Peter Waddell to make 14 paintings of ... The White House Historical Association commissioned artist Peter Waddell to make 14 paintings of the White House as it appeared throughout the 19th century. The thoroughly researched and highly detailed paintings took six years to create. The paintings depict the President’s House from construction in 1792 to Theodore Roosevelt’s major renovation in 1902 and include changes to the out buildings and grounds as well as the interior rooms.
Mr. Waddell gave a tour of the paintings on exhibit at the White House Visitor Center through November 28, 2011. The exhibit, “An Artist Visits the White House Past: The Paintings of Peter Waddell,” was organized by the White House Historical Association and the Office of the Curator of the White House in cooperation with the National Park Service.
6:01 am ET Approx. 29 min. Civil War Defenses of Washington, D.C. Each week American Artifacts takes viewers into archives, museums and historic sites around the ... Each week American Artifacts takes viewers into archives, museums and historic sites around the country. 

At the outbreak of the Civil War in the spring of 1861, Washington, D.C., was lightly defended and vulnerable to attack, with only one fort located 12 miles south of the city and the Confederate state of Virginia just across the Potomac River. By 1865, the nation’s capital arguably had become the most fortified city in the world, with about 70 armed forts and batteries encircling the city. We visited three of the surviving forts with Dale Floyd, author of a study on the Civil War Defenses of Washington for the National Park Service.
6:32 am ET Approx. 56 min. Congressional Cemetery Rebecca Roberts gave a tour of Washington’s Congressional Cemetery as she talked about its ... Rebecca Roberts gave a tour of Washington’s Congressional Cemetery as she talked about its history and some of the people buried there. Located 18 blocks from the U.S. Capitol, for much of the 19th century it was the traditional burial site for members of Congress who died in office. It is the final resting place for many military and government officials and other prominent Americans as well as the local residents and some notable people forgotten by history.