C-SPAN3’s programming this weekend includes three World War I presentations, two which are repeating and one talk airing for the first time.

First up is “World War I Combat Artists,” which is repeating from last weekend.  The talk is by National Archives volunteer Jan Hodges, and discusses the photos of WWI artwork housed in the Archives.  It airs Saturday morning February 4th at 8:25 a.m. CT.

Next is the new talk to air, “World War I Newspapers’ Effects on Soldier Morale.”  This talk is delivered by Robert Nelson and looks at British, French, and German newspapers in 1916.  This talk was originally given at the National World War I Museum and Memorial in early November.  It airs on Saturday, February 4th at 6:00 p.m. CT.

Last is the repeat of “Peace Coalition Against U.S. Entry into World War I,” delivered by Michael Kazin and also given at the National World War I Museum and Memorial in early November.  It airs on Sunday, February 5th at 9:45 a.m. CT.


Just as a reminder–once these programs air on C-SPAN they are usually available for viewing on the C-SPAN website.

Also–these talks–and many more delivered at the National World War I Museum and Memorial, can be seen on the Museum’s You Tube channel.   https://www.youtube.com/user/NationalWWIMuseum


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.