It appears we’re getting closer to the anniversary of the Armistice.  The C-SPAN networks are piling on the World War I programming.  Let’s hope it keeps up!

As usual, all times are Central, and we’re not responsible for schedule changes (not that anyone is really blaming us . . . )


Neal Bascomb, The Escape Artists.  Airs at 12:00 midnight, and to clarify, this is the midnight that separates October 14 and 15.


SS-Merak & Diamond Shoals Lightship Shipwreck.  Airs at 7:00 p.m. Thursday, October 11.  Repeats at 11:22 p.m. Thursday, October 11 and 3:45 a.m. Friday, October 12.

1918 U.S. Coast Guard Rescue Mission.  Airs at 7:55 p.m. Thursday, October 11.  Repeats at 12:18 a.m. and 4:41 a.m. Friday, October 12.

-Lessons Learned From WWI German U-Boat Attacks.  Airs at 8:41 p.m. Thursday, October 11.  Repeats at 1:04 a.m. and 5:27 a.m. Friday, October 12.

German World War I U-Boat Campaigns, 1914-1918.  Airs at 9:44 p.m. Thursday, October 11.  Repeats at 2:07 a.m. and 6:30 a.m. Friday, October 12.

German U-Boat North America Campaign, 1918.  Airs at 10:36 p.m. Thursday, October 11.  Repeats at 2:59 a.m. Friday, October 12.

American Artifacts:  U.S. Army World War I Posters.  Airs at 9:00 a.m. Saturday, October 13.

-Alvin York Medal of Honor Centennial.  Airs at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, October 13.

Alvin York World War I Battle Location.  Airs at 10:37 a.m. Saturday, October 13.

American Artifacts:  Quentin Roosevelt Memorial.  Airs at 10:55 a.m. Saturday, October 13.

-History Bookshelf:  Andrew Carroll, My Fellow Soldiers.  Airs at 3:00 p.m. Saturday, October 13.  Repeats at 1:00 a.m. Sunday, October 14.

American Artifacts:  The Lost Battalion.  Airs at 5:00 p.m. Sunday, October 14.  Repeats at 9:00 p.m Sunday, October 14.


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.