This weekend C-SPAN 3 airs a couple of WWI programs.

First up is “The Peace Coalition That Almost Prevented U.S. Entry,” airing at 6:00 p.m. CT Saturday, January 28th, and again at 5:00 a.m. CT Sunday morning the 29th.  The online schedule doesn’t give a description, but we believe this must be Michael Kazin’s talk at the National World War I Museum and Memorial’s symposium in early November.

The other is a 23-minute program, “World War I Combat Artists.”  This will air at 5:00 p.m. CT on Sunday, January 29th, and again that evening at 9:00 p.m. CT.  The online schedule does not give a description of this program, either, and we won’t make a guess.

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.