Sam Houston: American Statesman, Soldier, And Pioneer
This three-part series airs July 11, 18 and 25 at 9 pm
He remains the only person in American history to have served as governor of two states. As if that were not résumé building enough, he was also a U.S. Representative, a U.S. Senator, president of a republic he helped found; became a citizen of, married into and held leadership positions in the Cherokee Nation, taught at the first and oldest school in Tennessee, was a protégé of an American President and in line for that office as well as the General of an Army that won one of the most
decisive and historically significant battles in American History. “It’s an epic life, worthy of an epic telling, and the documentary Sam Houston does just that — told in a beautiful way that is historically dead on” says Mac Woodward, Huntsville Mayor and Director of The Sam Houston Memorial Museum in that city. He was an 1800s American statesman, politician, soldier, provocateur and rabble-rouser of enormous stature, even by the outsized standards of early Texas. Yet remarkably little is known about him. Texas school children are exposed to his life and accomplishments in the 4th and 7th grades but there have been few modern resources to bring these events to life … until now.
With never before seen images, original works of art, dozens of scenes filmed on location, period reenactments, interviews with governors, senators,
historians and family members and consistently compelling story-telling, Sam Houston: American Statesman, Soldier, And Pioneer tells the epic story of
the life of Sam Houston from his birth in Virginia to his death in Texas. Sam Houston is the first full-length documentary on the life of this towering political,
military and frontier leader and comes to KLRU for three consecutive Thursday nights, July 11, 18 and 25th at 9pm.