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Texas Rising

Join us as we present a special series of shows that feature our discussion of the History Channel mini-series event Texas Rising. From their site:

In 1836, west of the Mississippi was considered the Wild West and the Texas frontier was viewed as hell on earth. Crushed from the outside by Mexican armadas and attacked from within by ferocious Comanche tribes—no one was safe. But this was a time of bravery, a time to die for what you believed in and a time to stand tall against the cruel rule of the Mexican General Santa Anna (Martinez). The heroic General Sam Houston (Paxton), the rag tag Rangers and the legendary “Yellow Rose of Texas” lead this story of the human will to win against insurmountable odds. At the end, the Texas flags stood tall and victorious, claiming a piece of history for all eternity.

How accurate is it? Is it still fun to watch? Does Bill Paxton pull off the role of a lifetime as Texas icon Sam Houston? Check with us next Monday, May 25, as we discuss the first four hours, and then each following Monday for discussion about the previous week’s show.

In the meantime, you can check out several of our previous episodes that cover some of the same material:

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