Manny P. here…
The HISTORY CHANNEL will spend the next week honoring the soldiers and political leaders who participated in the Civil War, which began 150 years ago. Documentary specials and reality shows will commemorate the War between the States, including Pawn Stars and American Pickers.
A landmark docudrama will feature a remarkably graphic look at the Battle of Gettysburg. Produced by Tony and Ridley Scott, Gettysburg will premiere at 9pm on Memorial Day. Actor Sam Rockwell will narrate this landmark production. The Scott Brothers are known for high-budget films as Top Gun, Blackhawk Down, and Gladiator.
The stars of American Pickers have also engaged in a campaign to salvage Civil War sites by asking viewers to donate $1.50 to a charity website designed to help in the restoration. Mike Wolfe and Frank Fritz (from Antique Archeology based in LeClaire, Iowa) are the driving force behind this charity endeavor.
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The HISTORY CHANNEL will match funds up to $150,000. According to respected sources, Civil War sites are being lost at an acre an hour.
To round out a great week of cable programming, HISTORY will air a documentary entitled Lee and Grant. The program will focus on the two adversaries who fought on opposite sides of the Civil War. One would eventually become President, the other a pioneer in the fight for Civil Rights. Both are important American figures. This documentary premieres on Tuesday.
Until next time> “never forget”