Schedule banner

Biography of America, A

A Biography of America presents history not simply as a series of irrefutable facts to be memorized, but as a living narrative. Prominent historians -- Donald L. Miller, Pauline Maier, Louis P. Masur, Waldo E. Martin, Jr., Douglas Brinkley, and Virginia Scharff -- present America's story as something that is best understood from a variety of perspectives. Thought-provoking debates and lectures encourage critical analysis of the forces that have shaped America. First-person narratives, photos, film footage, and documents reveal the human side of American history -- how historical figures affected events, and the impact of these events on citizens' lives.

Visit the Biography of America, A website

Episode Description
Thursday, May 24, 2018 - 4:00 AM    "New System of Government" After the War for Independence, the struggle for a new system of government begins. Professor Maier looks at the creation of the Constitution of the United States. The Republic survives a series of threats to its union, and the program ends with the deaths of John Adams and Thomas Jefferson on the Fourth of July, 1826. D
Show Is Closed Captioned

Mountain Time

View Pacific


More Biography of America, A on IDAHO (MT)
Thursday, May 24, 2018 - 4:00 AM "New System of Government" (IDAHO)
Show Is Closed Captioned
Friday, May 25, 2018 - 4:00 AM "Westward Expansion" (IDAHO)
Show Is Closed Captioned
Monday, May 28, 2018 - 4:00 AM "Rise of Capitalism" (IDAHO)
Show Is Closed Captioned
Tuesday, May 29, 2018 - 4:00 AM "Reform Impulse" (IDAHO)
Show Is Closed Captioned
Wednesday, May 30, 2018 - 4:00 AM "Slavery" (IDAHO)
Show Is Closed Captioned
Thursday, May 31, 2018 - 4:00 AM "Coming of the Civil War" (IDAHO)
Show Is Closed Captioned
Friday, Jun 1, 2018 - 4:00 AM "Civil War" (IDAHO)
Show Is Closed Captioned
Monday, Jun 4, 2018 - 4:00 AM "Reconstruction" (IDAHO)
Show Is Closed Captioned
Tuesday, Jun 5, 2018 - 4:00 AM "America at Its Centennial" (IDAHO)
Show Is Closed Captioned
Wednesday, Jun 6, 2018 - 4:00 AM "Industrial Supremacy" (IDAHO)
Show Is Closed Captioned
Idaho PTV Homepage Idaho PTV Homepage