KLRU-Q Civil War documentary night

KLRU-Q marks the 150th anniversary of the Civil War with a special theme night of programming on July 3 starting at 7 pm.

6 pm Augusta’s Master Plan: From Sherman’s March to Arnie’s Army
Tells the surprising story of Augusta, Georgia’s evolution from a small river
town to the center of the golf universe. The fascinating account,
based on the books of golf historian Stan Byrdy, begins with the Civil
War and General William Tecumseh Sherman’s March to the Sea. After 1865
, the influx of wealthy northerners brought with them a new game -
golf. Soon, Augusta would attract golf-playing U.S. Presidents William
Howard Taft, Warren G. Harding and Dwight D. Eisenhower, characters
like baseball great Ty Cobb, and later, a young Bobby Jones. This
documentary follows the twists and turns of the sport’s growing
popularity and concludes at the height of Arnold Palmer’s career in
the 1960s. (His dedicated fan base called themselves “Arnie’s Army.”)
Palmer, along with Bobby Jones IV and 98-year-old Ernie Ball, the only
surviving participant from the first Masters, give rare interviews
about the course’s unique qualities.

7 pm The Civil War “Universe of Battle”
The Battle of Gettysburg was the turning point of the war. For three
days, 150,000 fought to the death in the Pennsylvania countryside
culminating in Pickett’s legendary charge. This episode goes on to
chronicle the fall of Vicksburg, the New York draft riots, the first
use of black troops and the western battles at Chickamauga and
Chattanooga. At the dedication of a new Union cemetery at Gettysburg,
Abraham Lincoln struggles to put into words what is happening to his
country.

9 pm Gettysburg and Stories of Valor
Narrated by actor Keith Carradine, this program focuses on one of the most critical periods in United States history,
the Civil War. This documentary captures the scenic beauty of the
Gettysburg battlefield and examines rare Civil War artifacts. Segments
examine well-known and lesser-known stories from the battle: a war
photographer who controversially staged bodies of dead “Union”
soldiers five months following the actual battle; the assassination
attempt on Union General Winfield Scott Hancock; Pickett’s famous
charge, and the dramatic tale of Confederate General Lewis Armistead.
Exploring a wide variety of Civil War practices, GETTYSBURG AND
STORIES OF VALOR connects viewers with a past that remains relevant
today.

10 pm Tennessee Civil War
Secession would not only tear our nation apart, but also its states,
communities, even families. Nowhere was the debate more heated than
Tennessee. Some were willing to lay down their lives for what they saw
as a threat to their way of life, while others were equally willing to
die to preserve the Union they loved. The Civil War is figuratively
referred to as a conflict of brother against brother. In Tennessee, it
was a cold, hard fact.

10:30 pm Haunted Texas
A half hour visual exploration into the history of Peyton Colony,
Texas in the Texas Hill Country. Going back in time the program
introduces you to the people and places that existed in Peyton Colony
also known as Freedman’s Colony, a settlement established by former
slaves after the Civil war. As the story of this unique area unfolds,
HAUNTED TEXAS, reveals the mysterious nature of certain events
occurring today. New residents in the vicinity of this abandoned
community report visions of African Americans dressed in period
clothing, as if time never passed. The producers along with the show’s
host, Jeanine Plumer, interview current property owners and
descendants of those who established the colony. They investigate the
possibility of ghosts, spirits or angels that may exist in the area
with highly sensitive recording equipment during an eerie late cold
night. This is a revealing program about the possibility of spirits
remaining behind. Steeped in history and fact, HAUNTED TEXAS creates a
compelling approach to history that audiences young and old, from all
walks of life will find intriguing.