We have a few World War I programs airing this weekend on two of the three C-SPAN networks.  As usual, all times are Central, and we’re not responsible for schedule changes.

On C-SPAN2 this Friday evening the 5th, there will be a repeat of Andrew Carroll’s talk on his book, My Fellow Soldiers, which looks at the war through the eyes of General John J. Pershing.  It airs at 8:02 p.m.

On Sunday the 7th we have two short programs with staff members of the National World War I Museum and Memorial.  At 5:00 p.m. we have American Artifacts:  World War I with the Museum’s Curator of Education, Lora Vogt.  She will be talking about uniforms and gas masks in the collection.  The program will repeat at 9:00 p.m.

Following that program at 5:12 p.m., the Museum’s Senior Curator, Doran Cart, will talk on World War I Posters.  This program will repeat at 9:12 p.m.


Hopefully we’ve done a little better this week in checking the C-SPAN schedule than we did last week.  We missed two programs, which we mention now because they can still be seen at the C-SPAN website–as any program that airs on the networks can be seen,

First was Georgians and the Birth of the Soviet Union, by Erik Scott.  This was part of the 1917 Conference at the National World War I Museum and Memorial this past November.

The other program was America’s Road to War, 1914-1917, by Michael Neiberg.  This was a keynote at the same conference.

Blair Tarr is the Museum Curator of the Kansas State Historical Society. He oversees the three-dimensional collections of the Society, but has special interests in the Civil War, Wichita-made Valentine diners, and Leavenworth's Abernathy Furniture. In the last few years he has also done a lot of cramming on The Great War. He is a past president of the Kansas Museums Association and the Civil War Round Tables of both Kansas City and Eastern Kansas. He is currently a board member of the Heritage League of Greater Kansas City.