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Series produced by BackStory with the American History Guys

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Promos for stations airing upcoming episodes of BackStory with the American History Guys.

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182 Pieces

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Caption: "Houdini and the ghost of Abraham Lincoln," ca. 1920, Credit: Library of Congress
With Halloween coming up, and vampires or zombies regularly topping the box office, it seems Americans can't get enough of all things spooky. This ...

Bought by Louisville Public Media


  • Added: Oct 16, 2013
  • Length: :30
  • Purchases: 1
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30-second promo for "Best Of BackStory Pt. 2” with 5-second music bed at end for station-specific time/date tag

  • Added: Jan 24, 2017
  • Length: :30
Caption: BackStory with the American History Guys logo
30-second promo for "Best Of BackStory Pt. 1” with 5-second music bed at end for station-specific time/date tag

  • Added: Jan 17, 2017
  • Length: :30
Caption: President Grant taking the oath of office, March 4, 1873., Credit: Source: Library of Congress
30-second promo for "Four More Years: Presidential Inaugurations [rebroadcast]” with 5-second music bed at end for station-specific time/date tag

  • Added: Jan 10, 2017
  • Length: :30
Caption: Student nurses being trained in nutrition, New York, 1942 – photographed by Fritz Henle , Credit: Source: Library of Congress
30-second promo for "Health Nuts: A History of Nutritional Advice [rebroadcast]” with 5-second music bed at end for station-specific time/date tag

  • Added: Jan 03, 2017
  • Length: :30
Caption: Group reading newspapers with news of death of Woodrow Wilson, Feb. 1924, Credit: Source: Library of Congress
30-second promo for "History For The Headlines: 2016 In Review” with 5-second music bed at end for station-specific time/date tag

Bought by WPCA-LP


  • Added: Dec 27, 2016
  • Length: :30
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Boy in prayer shawl, 1911., Credit: Source: Library of Congress
30-second promo for "Judaism In America [rebroadcast]” with 5-second music bed at end for station-specific time/date tag

  • Added: Dec 20, 2016
  • Length: :30
Caption: 1899 illustration from Puck magazine, reading "The greatest department store on Earth; —and every day a bargain day.", Credit: Source: Library of Congress
30-second promo for "Counter Culture: A History Of Shopping [rebroadcast]” with 5-second music bed at end for station-specific time/date tag

Bought by 90.1 WFYI Public Radio


  • Added: Dec 13, 2016
  • Length: :30
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: “Church and state – No Union upon any terms” by Thomas Nast in Harper’s Weekly, Feb. 25, 1871. , Credit: Source: Library of Congress
30-second promo for "Separation Anxiety: Church & State In America” with 5-second music bed at end for station-specific time/date tag

  • Added: Dec 06, 2016
  • Length: :30
Caption: 'Toward Los Angeles, Calif.,' by Dorothea Lange, 1937., Credit: Source: Library of Congress.
30-second promo for "New & Improved: Advertising In America [rebroadcast]” with 5-second music bed at end for station-specific time/date tag

Bought by 90.1 WFYI Public Radio


  • Added: Nov 29, 2016
  • Length: :30
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Thanksgiving turkey., Credit: Source: Library of Congress.
30-second promo for "American As Pumpkin Pie: A History Of Thanksgiving [rebroadcast]” with 5-second music bed at end for station-specific time/dat...

Bought by 90.1 WFYI Public Radio and Northeast Indiana Public Radio


  • Added: Nov 22, 2016
  • Length: :30
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Utopia Ltd., a poster by Dietmar R. Winkler. , Credit: Source: Library of Congress.
30-second promo for "A Whole New World: A History of Utopias” with 5-second music bed at end for station-specific time/date tag

Bought by 90.1 WFYI Public Radio


  • Added: Nov 15, 2016
  • Length: :30
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Only an emigrant. 1879, Credit: Source: Library of Congress.
30-second promo for "American Exodus: A History of Emigration [rebroadcast]” with 5-second music bed at end for station-specific time/date tag

Bought by 90.1 WFYI Public Radio


  • Added: Nov 08, 2016
  • Length: :30
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Source: Library of Congress, Credit: Voting in Washington, D.C., 1938
30-second promo for "Pulling the Curtain: Voting in America [rebroadcast]” with 5-second music bed at end for station-specific time/date tag

Bought by WXDU and 90.1 WFYI Public Radio


  • Added: Nov 01, 2016
  • Length: :30
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Promotional photo of Boris Karloff from The Bride of Frankenstein as Frankenstein’s monster. , Credit: Source: Wikimedia Commons
30-second promo for "American Horror Story” with 5-second music bed at end for station-specific time/date tag

Bought by KREV-LP


  • Added: Oct 25, 2016
  • Length: :30
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: A version of Barnum's Feejee Mermaid., Credit: Source: Unknown
30-second promo for "Bridge For Sale: Deception In America [rebroadcast]” with 5-second music bed at end for station-specific time/date tag

Bought by 90.1 WFYI Public Radio


  • Added: Oct 18, 2016
  • Length: :30
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Best Coat and Apron Mfg. Company : Attaching trouser buttons with automatic button-fastening machine , Credit: Source: Library of Congress
30-second promo for "A History of Manufacturing in 5 Objects” with 5-second music bed at end for station-specific time/date tag.

  • Added: Oct 11, 2016
  • Length: :30
Caption: President Gerald Ford and Jimmy Carter meet at the Walnut Street Theater in Philadelphia to debate domestic policy during the first of the three Ford-Carter Debates. , Credit: Source: Wikimedia Commons
30-second promo for "Fighting Words: A History of Debate in America” with 5-second music bed at end for station-specific time/date tag.

  • Added: Oct 04, 2016
  • Length: :30
Caption: Photo credit: Uncle Sam wants your privacy. , Credit: Source: Jeff Schuler via Flickr (https://secure.flickr.com/photos/jeffschuler/2585181312/in/set-72157604249628154)
30-second promo for "Keeping Tabs: Data & Surveillance in America [rebroadcast]“ with 5-second music bed at end for station-specific time/date tag.

Bought by 90.1 WFYI Public Radio


  • Added: Sep 27, 2016
  • Length: :30
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: "Quiet! Loose talk can cost lives." Office of War information 1943. , Credit: Source: National Archives
30-second promo for "Banned: A History of Censorship [rebroadcast]” with 5-second music bed at end for station-specific time/date tag

Bought by KUHF


  • Added: Sep 20, 2016
  • Length: :30
  • Purchases: 1