‘There was so much history left out’

Aaron Barnhart talks about HISTORY IS POWER on KCPT
TV’s most important interview show treated MLK shabbily

TV’s most important interview show treated MLK shabbily

“Meet the Press” regarded him lightly, when it regarded him at all.
Abigail Adams might've made a better president than her husband

Abigail Adams might've made a better president than her husband

And other revelations from reading the second First Lady's mail.
The right way to deal with dishonest Confederate monuments

The right way to deal with dishonest Confederate monuments

Tell the truth.
True/False Film Fest, day by day

True/False Film Fest, day by day

The films that matter at one of the country’s leading nonfiction festivals.
Kansas imprisoned more than 5,000 women and girls for having STDs

Kansas imprisoned more than 5,000 women and girls for having STDs

It was the original war on women.
60 years before ‘Black Panther,’ there was Lorraine Hansberry

60 years before ‘Black Panther,’ there was Lorraine Hansberry

Her masterpiece “A Raisin in the Sun” showed the power of black storytelling.
‘Get out of my country’ has been our policy for 135 years

‘Get out of my country’ has been our policy for 135 years

Racially profiling immigrants is as American as cherry pie.
How we changed our minds about Presidents Grant and Eisenhower

How we changed our minds about Presidents Grant and Eisenhower

Americans changed their minds about other things first.
The founders of Black History Month fought a lonely uphill battle for decades

The founders of Black History Month fought a lonely uphill battle for decades

White historians had a blind spot.
Henry George was Bernie Sanders 130 years ago

Henry George was Bernie Sanders 130 years ago

He’s the reason we talk about the “99 per cent.”
Kansas City Black History highlights

Kansas City Black History highlights

(Every month is Black History Month.)
Are we really “remembering the Holocaust”?

Are we really “remembering the Holocaust”?

Recent events suggest we’re forgetting how people were trained to hate and kill.

Picks: PBS's answer to Netflix (at half the price)

Picks: PBS's answer to Netflix (at half the price)

Is public TV the best value in streaming today?
Is DACA the new Japanese internment?

Is DACA the new Japanese internment?

“We’re charged with wanting to get rid of the Japs for selfish reasons. We might as well be honest. We do.”
Pay attention to the footnotes

Pay attention to the footnotes

“Not until years later did I grasp the real intent of this conspiracy between my dad and Rev. Trout.”
The force behind ‘Marvelous Mrs. Maisel’

The force behind ‘Marvelous Mrs. Maisel’

Joan Rivers was a pivotal figure in the acceptance of politically incorrect speech and weaponization of comedy.
Another president who was winning

Another president who was winning

A sex scandal. A president peddling laughable falsehoods. A nation distracted. Sound familiar?
When government breaks and you don’t want to fix it

When government breaks and you don’t want to fix it

You still have to fix it.
Why we must always demythologize Martin Luther King Jr.

Why we must always demythologize Martin Luther King Jr.

The civil rights movement made MLK, not the other way around.
‘Two Towns of Jasper’ and the ‘veil’ between the races

‘Two Towns of Jasper’ and the ‘veil’ between the races

W.E.B. DuBois’ description of racial division holds true today.
"Longford" starring Jim Broadbent and Samantha Morton, from "The Crown" creator Peter Morgan (2007) - HBO

“The Crown’ creator wrote a forgotten gem about a murder scandal

‘Longford’ won more Golden Globes than ‘Mad Men.’
"Casting JonBenet" on Netflix - several girls trying out for JonBenet on the set - History Is Power

’Casting JonBenet’ and the year of ‘alternative facts’

There’s something very human about believing the false report.

David Letterman in image from book "Letterman: Last King of Late Night"

David Letterman in the 1980s was as good as it gets

HIP’s video companion to the new “Late Night” history.
Late-night talk shows: a man’s world since 1954

Late-night talk shows: a man’s world since 1954

More than entertainers, they shape hearts and minds — even elections.
Errol Morris’s Cold War ‘conspiracy’ isn’t

Errol Morris’s Cold War ‘conspiracy’ isn’t

Frank Olson was no innocent.
Wildly popular 1920s KKK gave us the alt-right

Wildly popular 1920s KKK gave us the alt-right

Its political legacy is with us today.
Military dogs have a long history of saving U.S. lives in war zones. Pictured here are Marine Lance Cpl. Nick Lacarra, and Coot, an IED detection dog, on patrol in Afghanistan in 2012.

The battle for military dogs

They saved thousands of lives — then our military threw them away.

John Kelly addresses a gala in 2017, prior to being named White House chief of staff

Today's generals need to study the Civil War better

That’s a lot of bad history packed into one sound bite.
Fountains at the Kansas City Vietnam Memorial Fountain

The powerful message of this Vietnam memorial

And what our divided country can learn from it.
He predicted Las Vegas would be attacked — by a Muslim

He predicted Las Vegas would be attacked — by a Muslim

The “counterterrorism expert” didn’t see the angry white American coming.
A ‘Nazis vs. Jews’ drinking game is even worse than you think

A ‘Nazis vs. Jews’ drinking game is even worse than you think

With schools de-emphasizing history, why are we surprised?