This may say it all now that the centennial of the Great War moves towards its end. On C-SPAN, the Civil War and the Second World War continue to find programming, but the First World War recedes back into the anonymity it does not deserve.

In any case, we have a couple of programs this week to announce. All times Central as usual.


Jeremy Brown, “Influenza.” The program which we announced last week as airing tonight at 8:00 p.m. and again at 1:15 a.m., will air again at Noon on Saturday, April 20.


History of USS Olympia. The ship that brought the Unknown Soldier of World War I back to the country for burial at Arlington. The program will air at 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 20, and repeat at 2:00 a.m Sunday morning, April 21.

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.