All Weekend, Every Weekend. On C-SPAN3.

Encore Q&A: Douglas Brinkley (Part 2)

Shepherdstown, West Virginia
Saturday, May 26, 2012

Author and historian Douglas Brinkley talks about his book "The Wilderness Warrior: Theodore Roosevelt and the Crusade for America." The book tells the story of Theodore Roosevelt's contribution to the early days of the conservation movement. Between 1901 and 1909, TR was responsible for 230 million acres of land being set aside as wilderness. Mr. Brinkley sees this as the most important initiative by a U.S. President between the Civil War and World War I. The interview was conducted at the National Conservation Training Center in Shepherdstown, West Virginia. The Center is part of the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service. This is Part Two of a two-part Q&A.

Updated: Thursday, May 10, 2012 at 2:24pm (ET)

Related Events

The Presidency:Theodore Roosevelt and Conservation - University of Virginia
Saturday, December 3, 2011     

President Roosevelt created national park system, set restrictions on the use of natural resources and his approach was considered to be a very progressive domestic policy in its time. This discussion is part of a series of programs from the Miller Center on Theodore Roosevelt and the modern Presidency.

Theodore Roosevelt in the Dakota Territories
Saturday, February 19, 2011     

Actor Mark Klemetsrud portrays Theodore Roosevelt, the 26th president, as a young rancher in the Dakota Territory. This event took place at Dickinson State University in Dickinson, North Dakota.

History Bookshelf: "Theodore Rex"
Saturday, June 11, 2011     

On History Bookshelf, Edmund Morris discusses Theodore Rex, which is a sequel to his earlier biography, "The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt."

"Theodore Roosevelt's History of the U.S."
Sunday, August 29, 2010     

Daniel Ruddy presents a selection of historical writing by former president Theodore Roosevelt. The book is titled "Theodore Roosevelt’s History of the United States." An avid student of history, Roosevelt's writing spans America's past from the Revolutionary War to the early 20th century.

Theodore Roosevelt: A Strenuous Life
Sunday, August 15, 2010     

"Theodore Roosevelt: A Strenuous Life" is Kathleen Dalton’s revisionist history of our 26th president. She describes Roosevelt's accomplishments, including receiving a Nobel Peace Prize, brokering a peace between Russia and Japan, and leading numerous land preservation efforts.

The Lion's Pride: Theodore Roosevelt and His Family in Peace and War
Sunday, August 1, 2010     

In “The Lion’s Pride,” Edward Renehan talked about the relationship between Theodore Roosevelt and his four sons. He focuses on the role of Theodore Roosevelt's idealization of combat on the life choices of his children. All four sons fought in World War I.

AHTV: Melanie Gustafson on the Children of Theodore Roosevelt
Sunday, February 14, 2010     

Melanie Gustafson speaks about the children of Theodore Roosevelt, noting the death of his first wife, his second marriage to a childhood sweetheart, and his various homes. The symposium, "In the Shadow of Greatness: The Lives of Presidential Children," was held at Hildene, the historic summer home of Robert Todd Lincoln.

Tour of Theodore Roosevelt's Sagamore Hill
Monday, February 16, 2004     

Historian Richard Norton Smith leads a tour of Pres. Theodore Roosevelt's home & gravesite at Sagamore Hill. Part one in a five part series this week.

White House Correspondents' Association
Sunday     

We hear from journalists and historians about the evolution of the White House Correspondents’ Association, which is marking its centennial. The organization was founded in 1914 after President Woodrow Wilson threatened to limit the access of White House reporters. The panel also discusses how social media has affected coverage of the president.

Recorded History of the U.S. Congress
Sunday     

2014 marks the 225th anniversary of the first meeting of the U.S. Congress at Federal Hall in New York City. As part of the annual meeting of the Society for History in the Federal Government, past and present House and Senate historians came together to discuss the state of congressional history. They explored current projects to retrieve old records from individual members of Congress as well as the many differences between the first Congress and Congress today. 

Share This Event Via Social Media
C-SPAN on Facebook (late 2012)
Questions? Comments? Email us at AmericanHistoryTV@c-span.org