Your WWI viewing pleasure on the C-SPAN networks this weekend.  All times Central, and no responsibility here for any schedule changes.  Programs can usually be viewed on the C-SPAN website after their first viewing on the networks.


Sunday, June 18–2:00 p.m.  Why Wilson Matters.  Tony Smith of Tufts University speaks of the impact of Woodrow Wilson on American foreign policy.  Repeats at 5:30 a.m. Monday morning the 19th.

Monday, June 19th–4:30 a.m.  World War I.  Jennifer Keene of Chapman University speaks on her book, World War I:  The American Soldier Experience.


Saturday, June 17–1:00 p.m. World War I Navy.  James Rentfrow of the U.S. Naval Academy speaks on how the Navy evolved between the Spanish-American War and World War I.

-6:20 p.m. Syrian Immigrants During World War I.  Stacy Farenthold talks on Syrian immigrant and what they did during WWI.

-9:00 p.m.  Home Front 1917-1919.  Educational film that discusses the effect of WWI on the United States.  Repeats at 3:00 p.m. Sunday afternoon and 1:00 a.m. Monday morning.

Sunday, June 18–7:00 a.m.  Woodrow Wilson’s Legacy.  Panel discussion about Wilson’s impact on the country.

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.