WEB EXCLUSIVE VIDEOS: War of 1812 film has deep connection with Plattsburgh
Authors and historians discuss the vital role that Plattsburgh, NY played at the end of the War of 1812. The following web exclusive videos make for an excellent and informative supplement to PBS' acclaimed War of 1812 documentary.
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For two and a half years, Americans fought Against the British, Canadian colonists, and native nations. In the years to come, the War of 1812 would be celebrated in some places and essentially forgotten in others. But it is a war worth remembering—a struggle that threatened the existence of Canada, then divided the United States so deeply that the nation almost broke apart. Some of its battles and heroes became legendary, yet its blunders and cowards were just as prominent. The film shows how the glories of war became enshrined in history – how failures are quickly forgotten – how inconvenient truths are ignored forever.
With stunning re-enactments, evocative animation and the incisive commentary of key experts, The War of 1812 presents the conflict that forged the destiny of a continent.
The War of 1812 premiered Monday, October 10, 2011. Be sure to check our TV schedule page to see when it re-airs on Mountain Lake PBS.
UPDATE: WATCH THIS PROGRAM AGAIN THURSDAY, JUNE 20TH ONLY ON MOUNTAIN LAKE PBS.
IF YOU ENJOYED THIS PROGRAM MAKE A DONATION TODAY AND WE'LL SAY THANK YOU WITH YOUR OWN COPY OF THE WAR OF 1812 2-DVD SET AND/OR THE BATTLE OF PLATTSBURGH BOOK WRITTEN BY LOCAL HISTORIAN KEITH HERKALO.