Time once again to preview C-SPAN’S World War I programming.  As usual, all times given here are Central, and most shows can be found on the C-SPAN website after their first viewing.

First, on C-SPAN2 on Sunday, May 21st, some repeat programming.  At 4:00 p.m. Andrew Carroll talks on his book, My Fellow Soldiers, that was taped in April at the National World War I Museum and Memorial.  It is followed at 5:00 p.m by Robert Dalessandro’s talk about his book, Over There:  America in the Great War.

C-SPAN 3 on Saturday May 20th will air the  Career of General George Marshall at 4:00 p.m.  It sounds like it will focus mainly on World War II, but since he was on Pershing’s staff in World War I, perhaps there will be some discussion about his service then.  The show repeats at 2:00 a.m. Sunday morning.

Sunday brings repeats of apreviously aired show.  At 10:40 a.m. there will be Elizabeth Cobbs speaking on U.S. Women Soldiers During World War I, which will repeat at 6:10 a.m. Monday morning.

A new show airs at 8:03 p.m. Sunday evening–historians discussing Reflections on U.S. Entry into World War I.  This will repeat at 12:03 a.m. Monday morning.


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.