History lines up Alamo documentary

Produced by Thinkfactory Media, Avenging the Alamo: The Road to Texas Rising is a companion documentary to the network's scripted miniseries Texas Rising (pictured).
May 15, 2015

History will air a one-hour special about the Alamo narrated by Ray Liotta on May 18.

Produced by Thinkfactory Media, Avenging the Alamo: The Road to Texas Rising is a companion documentary to the network’s scripted miniseries Texas Rising (pictured).

The doc will examine the events preceding and surrounding the battle of the Alamo in 1836, during which the Mexican army wiped out Texans defending the Alamo mission.

The losses inspired many Texans to join what came to be known as the Texas Revolution, which in turn led to the defeat of the Mexican army during the Battle of San Jacinto. The film will also explore how these pivotal events are viewed today on both sides of the U.S.-Mexico border.

The U.S. cable net is also launching an educational outreach program around the doc to be distributed digitally to educators. The materials include documents from the Texas State Archives and the Library Commission, as well as first-person sources related to the Alamo and the Battle of San Jacinto.

Exec producers for Thinkfactory are Joanne Rubino, Adam Reed, Adam Freeman and Leslie Greif. Raymond Bridgers serves as co-executive producer. Julian Hobbs and Ed de Rivaz exec produced for History.

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