Kevin Hershberger

Kevin Hershberger >

22
Videos
Loading...
Witchcraft
Part of the Series: Monsters Among Us Series
Witches in popular culture have a particularly insidious origin - religious persecution. In later years, the image of a witch has evolved - both through pop culture, and greater religious freedom.
The Walking Dead
Part of the Series: Monsters Among Us Series
The idea of the dead coming back to life haunted stories for centuries. Differing takes on the myth led to different monsters - resurrection through science created Frankenstein's monster, Egyptian mythology and mummified pharaohs led to reanimated mummies, and external…
Indochina to U.S. Involvement
Part of the Series: Vietnam: 50 Years Remembered
French colonies in Indochina fell to the Imperial Japanese after Nazi Germany occupied France during World War II. After the Japanese were defeated, the power vacuum left in the Indochina region set the stage for a major conflict.
Demons
Part of the Series: Monsters Among Us Series
Humans have always sought justification for the presence of evil in the world. Demons, in their various incarnations through religious descriptions, folklore, and literature, are often cited as the source.
Vampires Part I
Part of the Series: Monsters Among Us Series
The presence of vampires throughout history, culminating in the writing of Bram Stoker's Dracula, literature's most famous bloodsucker.
The Spirit World
Part of the Series: Monsters Among Us Series
The idea of a parallel world of the spirits has persisted since the beginning of civilization. Ghosts returning to earth, or remaining as echoes of the past, are explored in this episode.
Vampires Part II
Part of the Series: Monsters Among Us Series
The popularity of Dracula cemented the vampire into fiction and popular culture, and was supplemented by the invention of cinema. Between Dracula and its not-so-subtle clone Nosferatu, vampires became a horror movie staple.
Patton and World War II
Part of the Series: The U.S. Cavalry: History of America's Mounted Forces
Join the General who will revolutionize the cavalry and lead it from the last battle fought on horses to modern tanks and inventions that will win WWII and be the next generation of armored cavalry
Werewolves and Shapeshifters
Part of the Series: Monsters Among Us Series
In this final episode, the role shapeshifters have played in stories and legends is explored. The evolution of the concept eventually brought us Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde and The Wolf Man.
War is Hell
Part of the Series: Vietnam: 50 Years Remembered
As troop morale declined, US generals began to advocate for a more aggressive strategy to take the war to the NLF, abandoning the idea that South Vietnam could take back the North without US assistance.
The Tet Offensive
Part of the Series: Vietnam: 50 Years Remembered
A truce normally marked the Lunar New Year (Tet), but in 1968, the NLF broke the truce in order to launch the largest battle of the war: The Tet Offensive.
The Rough Riders
Part of the Series: The U.S. Cavalry: History of America's Mounted Forces
Charge into the fight with Teddy Roosevelt as he leads troops into Cuba and the battlefield begins to change with a new invention of war
Boots on the Ground
Part of the Series: Vietnam: 50 Years Remembered
As it became clear the South Vietnamese security forces would not provide adequate security for the US Air Force bases in Southeast Asia, President Lyndon Johnson authorized the beginning of the ground war.
Custer and the West
Part of the Series: The U.S. Cavalry: History of America's Mounted Forces
Go west as the United States expands and pushes into new territories in detailed accounts of Wounded Knee, the Battle of Little Bighorn, and the creation of the Buffalo Soliders
The Origins
Part of the Series: The U.S. Cavalry: History of America's Mounted Forces
Learn about the first cavalries assembled by the Greeks and their historical importance, leading to the formation of the first regiments in the New World that will fight for independence and win the Civil War
Prisoners of War
Part of the Series: Vietnam: 50 Years Remembered
During the course of the war, the NLF captured thousands of US soldiers, some of whom were never recovered. Their recovery was used as part of Nixon's justification for continuing the war.
The War Remembered
Part of the Series: Vietnam: 50 Years Remembered
The political costs for the war began to add up for the Nixon Administration, and the South Vietnamese were now on their own. The American troops were home, but there was little celebration. The scars of the war would linger…
Vietnam: 50 Years Remembered
In 1965, the United States officially became involved in the conflict in Southeast Asia where decades of turmoil had been building since the beginning of World War II. The fall of French Indochina and the spread of Communism, catapulted the…
7 videos
Vietnamization
Part of the Series: Vietnam: 50 Years Remembered
The Nixon Doctrine called for the bolstering of the Army of the Republic of Vietnam in order for them to take over the defense of South Vietnam. However, their efforts eventually prove to be in vain, leading to the evacuation…
Monsters Among Us Series
Monsters. Ghosts. Zombies. From horror movies to Halloween, we see the creatures that go bump in the night everywhere, but where did they come from? The primal fears of our ancestors fueled the stories that lived on through legend, page,…
7 videos