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American Experience; Remember the Alamo

09/11/2003

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Series
American Experience
Program
Remember the Alamo
Program Number

1605B1

Series Description

Premiered October 1988 As television's longest-running, most-watched history series, American Experience brings to life the incredible characters and epic stories that helped form this nation. Now in its eighteenth season, the series has produced over 180 programs and garnered every major broadcast award. Series release date: 10/1988

Program Description

Long before the Alamo made heroes of Jim Bowie and Davy Crockett and spawned the well-known battle cry, Jose Antonio Navarro and a group of Tejanos - Mexicans of Texas who had lived there for generations - started the battle for Texas. This program explores the life of the famed Tejano leader and his efforts to protect the sovereignty of his homeland as it passed through the hands of multiple governments. Hector Elizondo narrates. "Remember the Alamo" shows how Tejanos, far from being passive onlookers, actively changed the course of Texas history--on the battlefield and in the political arena. It recasts the war for Texas independence as a natural extension of the Tejano fight for self-determination and economic freedom.

Duration

00:56:46

Asset Type

Broadcast program

Media Type

Video

Genres
Documentary
Topics
History
Citation
Chicago: “American Experience; Remember the Alamo,” 09/11/2003, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed January 19, 2017, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_21552562AD614A87A1B4BB9E5257E678.
MLA: “American Experience; Remember the Alamo.” 09/11/2003. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. January 19, 2017. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_21552562AD614A87A1B4BB9E5257E678>.
APA: American Experience; Remember the Alamo. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_21552562AD614A87A1B4BB9E5257E678
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