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 November 12, 2013
Commentary

History Matters: On the origin of the holiday honoring veterans

Commentator Gary Joiner has a look back at the holiday honoring veterans on Nov. 11, and how it has changed over time.

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7:35am

Tue November 5, 2013
Commentary

History Matters: 50 years ago, a look at the ousting of South Vietnam's president

The president of South Vietnam, Ngo Dinh Diem, was ousted in a coup by his generals and murdered on Nov. 2, 1963. President Kennedy had given his tacit approval to Diem’s removal. Commentator Gary Joiner recounts the events leading up to a military coup that went horribly wrong.

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7:35am

Tue October 29, 2013
Commentary

History Matters: Young Spanish military leader got the job done

Spanish military leader Don Bernardo de Gàlvez was heralded by French Creoles as one of the greatest Frenchmen of colonial times. Commentator Gary Joiner says nationality aside, Louisiana owes Gàlvez a debt of gratitude.

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7:35am

Tue October 8, 2013
Commentary

History Matters: Author Tom Clancy made military history matter

Sometimes a person can become a part of history without playing a central role. Commentator Gary Joiner has this appreciation for the late Tom Clancy who penned best sellers of international intrigue and espionage and forever changed the military thriller genre.

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7:35am

Tue October 1, 2013
Commentary

History Matters: Buildings, artwork, oral histories all hallmarks of WPA

Among the lasting legacies of the Great Depression are works of the WPA, the Works Progress Administration. Commentator Gary Joiner examines the WPA accomplishments close to home and farther afield across the nation.

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