Something is happening this weekend–I think it’s the Steelers – Ravens game on Sunday–but if that doesn’t take you away from your Christmas cheer, perhaps some WWI programming on C-SPAN3 will. There is one new WWI-era program and several repeats this holiday weekend that if you really need a WWI fix, it’s there.
Starting on Friday evening, December 23rd, there is a 25-minute program which is a tour of WWI artifacts at the Woodrow Wilson House in Washington, D.C. This show will air at 8:59 p.m. CT, and will air again in the wee hours of the 24th at 1:01 a.m. CT and 4:58 a.m. CT.
Sunday evening the 25th is the new program where William Hazelgrove will discuss his book, Madam President: The Secret Presidency of Edith Wilson. This airs at 7:00 p.m. CT and again at 11:00 p.m CT.
Monday morning the 26th at 7:00 a.m. CT there will be a repeat of George Nash’s talk on Herbert Hoover the Humanitarian. It was first delivered at the National World War I Museum and Memorial in Kansas City this past September.
Finally, on Monday evening C-SPAN3 will show the short silent film from 1921 about the return of the Unknown Soldier to the United States. It will first air at 9:30 p.m. CT and later at 12:30 a.m. CT.
It’s not exactly “Frosty the Snowman,” “Suzy Snowflake,” or “Hardrock, Coco, and Joe,” but you may find them of interest. Merry Christmas!