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Radio Smart Talk: author Jeff Shaara and filmmaker Jake Boritt live from Gettysburg

Written by Scott LaMar, Smart Talk Host/Executive Producer | Jun 13, 2013 2:11 PM

Radio Smart Talk for Friday, June 14:

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On June 14, 1863, Gen. Robert E. Lee's Confederate troops drove a small Union army garrison out of Winchester, Virginia.  Lee's Army of Northern Virginia was in the Shenandoah Valley, on its way to Pennsylvania as part of the Gettysburg Campaign.  The Battle of Gettysburg would be fought two weeks later.

One-hundred-fifty years later to the day, witf's Radio Smart Talk will broadcast live from Gettysburg as part of the commemoration of the historic battle.

The program will be produced at the American Civil War Wax Museum and Gift Shop at 297 Steinwehr Avenue in Gettysburg.

Special guest on the program will be New York Times best-selling novelist Jeff Shaara.  His latest book, A Chain of Thunder, is about the siege of Vicksburg.  Last week, the book was at #9 on the Times' best-seller list.

Also joining us will be filmmaker Jake Boritt.  His documentary, The Gettysburg Story, will premiere at the Majestic Theater in Gettysburg at 3 p.m. Sunday.

Gen. Lee will make an appearance on the program as well.

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  • Elizabeth S. Trach-Gnazzo img 2013-06-14 08:57

    Really enjoyed hearing about the movie and looking forward to seeing it! Great guest spot with General and Mrs. Lee also--really an enjoyable show with all the guests today, thank you all for working so hard to make such a great show today!

  • Michael img 2013-06-14 09:34

    I turned the program off after listening to Mr Shaara for a few minutes, what a hyper self-promotor! It was all about him, his best seller list standings and his books past present and future. Please a little less self-promotion from guests. I am starting to fear that NPR/PBS are beginning to morph into a "infomercial" network.

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