Remember the Alamo! It's a rallying cry familiar to generations of Americans. But what is the real history behind the phrase? Ray Liotta narrates this one-hour documentary that presents an accurate rendition of the events preceding and surrounding the defense of the Alamo, and its legacy. Notable experts (including author H.W. Brands; historian Albert Camarillo; author Andres Tijerina; David Wilkinson, historical consultant on Texas Rising) will detail the historical timeline and speak to the pivotal moments that define the Texas Revolution. Actors from Texas Rising--Bill Paxton (Sam Houston), Olivier Martinez (General Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna), Jeffrey Dean Morgan (Deaf Smith) and Cynthia Addai-Robinson (Emily West)--add a fresh and contemporary perspective to our understanding of the personalities and motivations of those who played crucial roles in this real-life drama.
Aired: 18 May 2015