This weekend’s World War I viewing on C-SPAN3.  As usual, all times listed here are Central.  Not responsible for schedule changes.

American Artifacts:  German World War I Soldiers.  Airs at 9:00 a.m. Saturday, August 4th.

The Presidency:  Woodrow Wilson’s Life & Politics.  Airs at 11:00 a.m Saturday, August 4th.

History Bookshelf:  James David Robenalt, The Harding Affair.  This took me aback as I wasn’t expecting a WWI connection, and I missed it when it first aired a few years ago. Here’s the description straight from the C-SPAN website:

“James David Robenalt talked about his book The Harding Affair: Love and Espionage During the Great War (Palgrave Macmillan (September 1, 2009). In his book he recounts the political and personal life of President Warren Harding, focusing on the then U.S. senator’s relationship with German sympathizer Carrie Phillips from 1905 to 1917. Mr. Robenalt provides new insight on the former president through previously unpublished love letters and journal entries. The correspondence consisted of eight hundred pages over a thirteen year period between President Harding and Carrie Phillips, a woman who would be investigated by the U.S. government for her friendship with purported German spies. At this event Mr. Rosenblat (sic) began with background information about President Harding and his excellencies as a president which he argued are unfairly disparaged. Mr. Robenalt showed photographs throughout his presentation. Afterward he responded to questions from members of the audience.”

Airs at 3:00 p.m. Saturday, August 4th.  Repeats at 1:00 a.m. Sunday, August 5th.

Reel America:  The St. Mihiel Drive – 1918 U.S. Army Silent Film.  Airs at 12:48 p.m. Sunday, August 5th.

-American Artifacts:   American World War I Soldiers.  Airs at 5:00 p.m. Sunday, August 5th.  Repeats at 9:00 p.m. Sunday, August 5th.

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.