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[05/14/15 - 12:42 PM]
History(R) Premieres "Avenging the Alamo: The Road to Texas Rising" Narrated by Ray Liotta
The one-hour special premieres Monday, May 18 at 10:00/9:00c.

[via press release from History]

HISTORY(R) PREMIERES "AVENGING THE ALAMO: THE ROAD TO TEXAS RISING" NARRATED BY RAY LIOTTA

SPECIAL TAKES AN IN-DEPTH LOOK AT THE FALL OF THE ALAMO AND THE TEXAS REVOLUTION PREMIERING MONDAY, MAY 18 AT 10PM ET/PT

ONE-HOUR DOCUMENTARY SERVES AS A PRECURSOR TO THE HISTORY EVENT SERIES 'TEXAS RISING' PREMIERING MEMORIAL DAY

New York, NY - May 14, 2015 - Remember the Alamo! It's a rallying cry familiar to generations of Americans. But what is the real history behind it? On May 18, at 10PM ET/PT, Ray Liotta narrates, AVENGING THE ALAMO: THE ROAD TO TEXAS RISING, a one-hour special on HISTORY, presenting in-depth the events preceding and surrounding the defense of the Alamo and its legacy - including its impact on the outcome of the Texas Revolution and why it remains significant today. The documentary serves as a precursor to HISTORY'S event series TEXAS RISING, which premieres on Memorial Day.

A line up of notable historians and experts will detail the historical timeline and speak to the pivotal moments that define the Texas Revolution. Actors from the HISTORY event series TEXAS RISING - Bill Paxton (Sam Houston), Olivier Martinez (General Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna), Jeffrey Dean Morgan (Deaf Smith) and Cynthia Addai-Robinson (Emily West) - add a fresh and contemporary perspective to our understanding of the personalities and motivations - as well as the character strengths and flaws - of those who played crucial roles in this real-life drama.

The people and the events that shaped the Texas Revolution would ultimately contribute to the fabric of both U.S and Mexican history. Americans came to view the revolutionists as dedicated patriots, many of whom paid the ultimate price for freedom. South of the border, however, these same people are often seen as brazen interlopers, who introduced slavery to Texas before stealing the territory from Mexico. Perhaps not surprisingly, the truth lies somewhere in between. And it is that truth, which AVENGING THE ALAMO: THE ROAD TO TEXAS RISING strives to illuminate.

HISTORY is also launching an education outreach around the documentary, providing original sources and background context for students to explore the era of the Texas Revolution. ?These resources will feature documents from the Texas State Archives and Library Commission and first-person sources related to the Alamo and the Battle of San Jacinto and will be distributed digitally to HISTORY's nationwide network of educators.

AVENGING THE ALAMO: THE ROAD TO TEXAS RISING is produced by Thinkfactory Media for HISTORY. Executive Producers for Thinkfactory are Joanne Rubino, Adam Reed, Adam Freeman and Leslie Greif. Co-Executive Producer is Raymond Bridgers. Julian Hobbs and Ed de Rivaz serve as executive producers for HISTORY.

About HISTORY:?

HISTORY(R), now reaching more than 96 million homes, is the leading destination for award-winning original series and specials that connect viewers with history in an informative, immersive and entertaining manner across all platforms. The network's all-original programming slate, including scripted event programming, features a roster of hit series including American Pickers(R), American Restoration(TM), Ax Men(TM), Counting Cars(TM), Pawn Stars(R) and Swamp People(R) as well as HISTORY(R)'s first scripted series Vikings, and epic miniseries and special programming such as The Bible, The Men Who Built America and the Emmy(R) Award-winning Hatfields & McCoys, Gettysburg, Vietnam in HD, America The Story of Us(R) and 102 Minutes That Changed America. The HISTORY(R) website is the leading online resource for all things history, and in 2011, the United States Library of Congress selected HISTORY(R)'s Civil War 150 site for inclusion in the historic collection of Internet materials related to the American Civil War sesquicentennial. www.history.com.

About Thinkfactory Media:

Thinkfactory Media is a full-service production company that creates high-quality entertainment content. Renowned for award-winning productions, the company was the driving force behind the Emmy(R) and Golden Globe(R)-nominated hit mini-series Hatfields & McCoys (History), starring Kevin Costner. They are currently in production on numerous projects including the highly-anticipated eight-hour television event, Texas Rising (History). Other recent credits include: Marriage Boot Camp (We tv), Marriage Boot Camp: Reality Stars (We tv), Preachers' Daughters (Lifetime), R&B Divas: Atlanta (TV One), R&B Divas: Los Angeles (TV One), Strange Love (TLC), Big Giant Swords (Discovery), 4th and Loud (AMC), The Hook Up (MTV), Spell-Mageddon (ABC Family), Prank My Mom (Lifetime), Gene Simmons: Family Jewels (A&E), Tony Danza: Teach (A&E), among many others. Find out more about Thinkfactory Media and its projects at www.ThinkfactoryMedia.com and follow them on Twitter at @TFactoryMedia.





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