First, my apologies to anyone who missed these C-SPAN updates on WWI programming the last two weekends.  The blogger has been on vacation, and as he prefers, he takes the word “vacation” very seriously.

Quite a bit of programming this weekend, however, and as usual, all times are Central and we’re not responsible for any schedule changes.  The upcoming programming:

Psychiatry & World War I Shell Shock.  Rachel Levandoski discusses lessons learned and not learned about shell shock in WWI.  Airs at 8:00 a.m. Saturday, August 25th.

-Dwight D. Eisenhower at Camp Colt.  Eisenhower’s first command, the training camp for tanks at Gettysburg during WWI.  Airs at 8:11 p.m. Saturday, August 25th.  Repeats at 12:11 a.m. Sunday, August 26th and again at 6:10 a.m Sunday, August 26th.

-American Soldiers on the Western Front.  Edward Lengel talks about the soldiers’ experiences on the Western Front during the war.  Airs at 9:55 p.m. Saturday, August 25th.  Repeats at 3:55 p.m. Sunday, August 26th and 1:55 a.m. Monday, August 27th.

Centennial of Quentin Roosevelt’s Death.  David Pietrucza discusses the life of Theodore Roosevelt’s youngest son, killed in action during WWI.  Airs at 12:10 p.m. Sunday, August 26th.

Gettysburg National Park, 1917-1918.  Mark Snell discusses the effect that Camp Colt had on the Civil War battlefield during WWI.  Airs at 1:00 p.m. Sunday, August 26th.  repeats at 4:20 a.m. Monday, August 27th.

Woodrow Wilson & World War I.  Will Englund discusses Wilson’s views on issues during WWI.  Airs at 2:20 p.m. Sunday, August 26th.

Happy viewing!

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.