History Matters

Tuesday Mornings at 7:35 a.m.

Join Dr. Gary Joiner every Tuesday morning as he talks about history - from the ancient Greeks to World War II; from the Civil War to Louisiana history and much more.

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7:35am

Tue March 4, 2014
Commentary

History Matters: Sarah Knox Taylor died young and in love

Commentator Gary Borders has a portrait of Sarah Knox Taylor, the daughter of Zachary Taylor, who was a career military officer during her lifetime and later became president. Sarah Knox Taylor is buried near St. Francisville, La., at Locust Grove State Historic Site.

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7:35am

Tue February 25, 2014
Commentary

History Matters: '12 Years a Slave' puts uncomfortable American history in focus

With the 86th Academy Awards ceremony less than a week away, commentator Gary Joiner is pleased with the Oscar buzz surrounding "12 Years a Slave" that closely examines an undeniable chapter in American history.

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7:35am

Tue February 4, 2014
Commentary

History Matters: The Beatles' birth in America seems like yesterday

The Beatles appeared on "The Ed Sullivan Show" on Feb. 9, 1964, 50 years ago this month. Commentator Gary Joiner explains how they changed America and why their history matters.

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7:35am

Tue January 28, 2014
Commentary

History Matters: Draw out stories from aging soldiers, for tomorrow it may be too late

Commentator Gary Joiner considers the legacy of each passing generation that has served in war time, and how important it is to capture the stories of aging soldiers who quietly fade away.

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7:35am

Tue January 21, 2014

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