WQED COMMEMORATES THE 150TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE CIVIL WAR
WQED COMMEMORATES THE 150th ANNIVERSARY OF THE CIVIL WAR
PITTSBURGH –To commemorate the 150th Anniversary of the United States Civil War, WQED-TV will air several programs in April.
• Civil War – Sunday, April 3 – Thursday, April 7 at 8:00 pm
This award-winning five-part documentary from filmmaker Ken Burns provides viewers with a closer look at the devastation and destruction this war created and the impact it continues to have on America. This 1990s landmark series holds the highest ratings for a series in PBS history.
• Robert E. Lee: American Experience – Sunday, April 3 at 10:00 pm
Robert E. Lee has been one of the most revered figures in the history of the American South. He is admired for his character and his military ability. This film examines the life and reputation of the general, whose military successes made him the scourge of the Union and the hero of the Confederacy. Almost 150 years after his death, Robert E. Lee, the Confederate general of the American Civil War, remains a compelling figure.
• Gettysburg: Stories from the Battlefield – Wednesday, April 6 at 10:30 pm
The Battle of Gettysburg was a major turning point in the American Civil War. The well-known Gettysburg National Military Park in Pennsylvania receives millions of visitors who view the monuments and tour the battlefield. However, there is much more to the battle and statues which most visitors will never see. Don’t miss the WQED documentary which takes viewers behind the scenes to show the good deeds that were quietly done by battlefield volunteers.
• Stone Soldiers: Saving the Gettysburg Monuments – Thursday, April 7 at 10:30 pm
This WQED documentary examines the individuals working to protect, repair, and raise funds for these “stone soldiers.” The program also showcases the monuments which have unique and touching connections to Western Pennsylvania.
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