FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 4, 2014
CONTACT: Lindsey Thompson
Public Information Officer
MARIETTA – The City of Marietta is pleased to announce that the Georgia Public Broadcasting television station will air a five-part series entitled Civil War: The Untold Story from Great Divide Pictures beginning on April 6, 2014. Chris Wheeler, the writer, producer and director of the series also created Kennesaw: One Last Mountain, which premiered at the Strand Theatre on September 22, 2013, and is currently airing at Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park.
Civil War: The Untold Story realistically traces the military progress of the Western campaign by which General Ulysses S. Grant eventually bisected the Confederacy. The five part series will air from 7 p.m. to midnight on Sunday, April 6 with the final hour focusing on the local battles around Marietta, including Kennesaw Mountain.
Narrated by Elizabeth McGovern, star of PBS's Downton Abbey, the five-part series seeks to accurately tell the story of the Western Theater. The series highlights the causes of war, the home front, the politics of war and the impact of war on Southern civilians and women.