We seem to be back on track with WWI programming this week, including a few talks from the symposium held at the National World War I Museum and Memorial in November.  Remember–all times listed here are Central.


Douglas Mastriano:  Thunder in the Argonne.  Airs at 11:00 p.m. Saturday evening, December 15th.

Neal Bascomb:  The Escape Artists.  Airs at 1:00 p.m., Sunday afternoon, December 16th.


American Artifacts:  U.S. Army World War I Exhibit.  Airs at 9:00 a.m. Saturday morning, December 15th.  Repeats at 6:20 a.m. Sunday morning, December 16th.

The Presidency:  Woodrow Wilson’s Vision for Global Relations.  Airs at 11:10 a.m. on Saturday morning, December 15th.

American Women in World War I France.  Airs at 4:00 p.m. Saturday afternoon, December 15th.  Repeats at 2:00 a.m. Sunday morning, December 16th.

World War I Fighter Pilot Culture.  Airs at 8:05 p.m. Sunday evening, December 16th.  Repeats at 12:05 a.m.  and 6:05 a.m. Monday morning, December 17th.

This isn’t WWI related–at least as far as I know–but Kansans reading this may be interested in it.  At 1:00 p.m. Sunday afternoon, December 16th and again at 3:00 a.m Monday morning, December 17th, C-SPAN3 will run American History TV Visits Lawrence, KS.  this is a two-hour program.  I don’t know this for certain, but they usually run short segments from these programs between the main programs.  It’s a good opportunity to find out if Lawrencians know their history as well as they think they do!  (Just kidding . . .)

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.