We have a few programs of WWI interest upcoming on C-SPAN3 and Turner Classics that may be of interest:
Beginning the New Year on January 1st C-SPAN3 is airing America Goes Over 1918. As of this post they are not offering any description of the program, but from its 59-minute length it must be the 1918 silent film described on the Internet Database (IMDB.com). This film was prepared by the U.S. Army Signal Corps to educate the American public about the causes of the war. Included are scenes with General John J. Pershing; Secretary of War Newton Baker; President Woodrow Wilson; and former President Theodore Roosevelt. IMDB indicates filming locations in France and Belgium. It airs for the first time at 3:00 p.m. CT on Sunday, January 1st; it repeats later that night at 1:00 a.m. CT.
CORRECTION: In addition to the above viewing times, America Goes Over will air on Saturday, December 31st, at 9:00 p.m. CT. We regret the oversight, and Happy New Year!
C-SPAN3 will also re-broadcast the program by author William Hazelgrove on his book, Madam President: The Secret Presidency of Edith Wilson. This takes place on Saturday, December 31st at 10:55 a.m. CT.
Turner Classic Movies will air two WWI-themed movies during the month of January, and they are both classics that should need little introduction. First up is Sergeant York on Thursday, January 5th at 11:15 a.m. CT. The 1941 film stars Gary Cooper and Walter Brennan.
On Wednesday, January 25th it’s the tale set against the Russian Revolution, Doctor Zhivago. The 1965 stars Omar Sharif and Julie Christie for starters, and airs at 3:30 p.m. CT.
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