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Commemorating the First World War Centennial in Kansas

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Turner Classic Movies for February

My apologies if anyone reading this finds it useful to know of World War I movies coming up on Turner Classic Movies for being late.  You haven’t missed much, and there are still movies yet to air this month.  I think most have been mentioned before.  TCM is in their annual 31 Days of Oscar, meaning all movies have won an Oscar for some aspect of film. ...read more

C-SPAN3, February 19-20

The coming Presidents Day weekend does not offer a lot of World War I viewing on the C-SPAN networks.  In fact, just one program, shown three times on Monday, February 19th, and the wee hours of Tuesday, February 20th.

World War I & Legacy of President Woodrow Wilson airs at 1:35 p.m. Central on Monday afternoon, and repeats at 8:55 p.m. that evening, and again at 3:10 a.m Tuesday morning. ...read more

A New Look at Quentin Roosevelt

Perhaps you may remember the 1980’s TV detective Thomas Magnum, who used to step out of character and say this voice-over at the change of a scene: “I know what you’re thinking”.

“Yet another (yawn) piece about Quentin Roosevelt”. Indeed, there have been quite a few – I’ve even written one myself, posted about two years ago in another venue. ...read more

The Annals of Kansas, #36

100 years ago in Kansas, January 29 – February 3, 1918:

January 29, 1918 — Kansas Day

  • Uniform rules for saving coal were issued by Emerson Carey, State Fuel Administrator.  He fixed the hours during which various stores would be open; curtailed street lighting and banned dancing.  Drugs could be sold any time.
  • The Native Sons and Daughters of Kansas met at Topeka for the first joint annual meeting of the two societies.
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    C-SPAN3, January 27-28

    Once again, we only have one World War I program airing this weekend on C-SPAN3, although after a show airs, it can be seen anytime on the network’s website.  As usual–all times are Central.

    The program that airs is American Artifacts:  World War I & American Art.  Art and film historian David Lubin discusses the images featured in his book, Grand Illusions:  American Art & the First World War.  It airs at 6:15 p.m. Saturday, January 27th, and repeats at 5:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. Sunday the 28th. ...read more

    C-SPAN3, January 21

    This weekend C-SPAN3’s American History TV does not give us much WWI to view.  The only program has been shown the last two weekends–American Artifacts World War I, with National World War I Museum and Memorial Curator of Education Lora Vogt discussing artifacts in the collections. ...read more

    The Annals of Kansas, #35

    100 years ago in Kansas, January 22-28, 1918:

    January 22, 1918

  • “Kickless Thursday” was added to the weekly schedule by the State Food Administrator to make Kansans “forget to grumble about meatless, wheatless, sugarless days, save footpower, and help whip the Kaiser.”
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    C-SPAN3, January 13

    Not a lot of World War I programming scheduled on the C-SPAN networks this weekend–just two shows that have aired previously.  The usual reminders:  all times Central, not responsible for schedule changes, and apologies if we miss anything.  All shows available of the C-SPAN website once they air. ...read more

    The Annals of Kansas, #34

    100 years ago in Kansas, January 14 – 19, 1918:

    January 14, 1918

    -The State Fuels Administrator ordered a three-day embargo on coal shipments from Kansas to Missouri (Blogger’s note:  Insert your own Border War joke here!)

    January 16, 1918

    -The Kansas crop lost from insects in 1917 was about $8,000,000 as compared with $40,000,000 in 1916, according to K.S.A.C.  (Kansas State Agricultural College.) ...read more

    Ernst Udet’s Tail Art – The Original Bumper Sticker?

    Here’s an example of a way to teach some history. Picture a man, wearing the Ernst Udet “Du Doch Nicht!” t-shirt, who comes upon a boy young enough not to see any value to tact.

    The T-Shirt ©Ewan Tallentire Great War Stories Gift Shop

    Tactless Boy: Duh doc night? What’s that?

    History Guy: (in perfect German accent) Du doch nicht means, ‘no you don’t’, except stronger than that. Maybe like, ‘No way José!’ You know who said it? ...read more

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