Quite a bit on WWI on C-SPAN3 this weekend, with one show on C-SPAN2.  All shows are available on the C-SPAN website after their first viewing on the air.  As usual–not responsible for last minute schedule changes, and all times given are Central Time!  Happy viewing!


Saturday, July 1, 2017–World War I.  Jennifer Keene talks about her book, World War I:  The American Soldier Experience.  9:15 a.m.


Saturday, July 1, 2017–Never Been a Time.  This is appropriate to the WWI-era.  Harper Barnes talks about his book. Never Been a Time:  The 1917 Race Riot That Sparked the Civil Rights Movement.  3:00 p.m.  Repeats at 1:00 a.m. Sunday, July 2.

Sunday, July 2, 2017–1917 Selective Service Act and the Draft.  Taped at the National World War I Museum and Memorial, discussion of the military draft by Richard Faulkner and Beth Bailey and moderated by Mark Adams.  5:45 p.m.  Airs again at 9:45 p.m. Sunday and 1:45 p.m. Monday.

Monday, July 3, 2017–The Ordeal of Woodrow Wilson.  Film from the early 1960s, hosted by Herbert Hoover.  1:20 p.m.

Home Front 1917-1919–Short film on changes brought about by World War I.  2:55 p.m.

Men of Bronze:  The Black American Heroes of World War I.  Interviews with members of the Harlem Hellfighters.  7:00 p.m.  Airs again at 10:00 p.m.

On the Firing Line with the Germans.  Restored 1915 film shot in the German lines.  Airs again at 11:00 p.m.

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.