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Jonathan Hopkins




PostPosted: Tue 11 Oct, 2011 7:57 am    Post subject: "War of 1812" on PBS         Reply with quote

Last night PBS aired "War of 1812", a two hour program which provides a very enjoyable introduction and overview of the conflict. Having never studied the War of 1812, I found it very fascinating. The program offers multiple perspectives on the war--British, American, Canadian, and Native American. To my eyes, the reenactment scenes were well done and added to the production, and the experts that were interviewed were engaging. I recommend checking it out, especially if you are unfamiliar with the war. It is not often covered by typical documentaries (since there are no ice road truckers or pawn stores), so I think it is worth supporting this sort of programming!

http://www.pbs.org/wned/war-of-1812/

It is available on DVD and is also viewable online (maybe in the US only, not sure): http://video.pbs.org/video/2089393539
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Christian Henry Tobler
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PostPosted: Tue 11 Oct, 2011 9:20 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I caught this too, and purely by chance. I was also impressed with it.

Cheers,

CHT

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Glen A Cleeton




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PostPosted: Tue 11 Oct, 2011 10:28 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

This is running at least all week with another starting in a few minutes. As I am on my third viewing of the Sazuka race Sunday, I'll watch it today and again and again.

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GC
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Peter Remling





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PostPosted: Tue 11 Oct, 2011 5:14 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

After reading Jonathan's post earlier today, I found and taped it this afternoon. Just got through viewing it, Extremely well done compared to similar historic documentaries.
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Joe Fults




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PostPosted: Tue 11 Oct, 2011 7:01 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

To bad I missed it. Being in Ohio, the War of 1812 is in many ways a defining moment for the state, and a fairly significant portion of the conflict actually took place here, which is an oddity of sorts for the area.
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Christopher Gregg




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PostPosted: Tue 11 Oct, 2011 7:03 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Just caught the show on PBS2 in KY. It was rather entertaining and informative. I might have to buy this one Cool
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