Thursday Night On WLRN-TV! The Amish Shunned And Civil War: The Untold Story!

May 9, 2014

Tune in Thursday, May 22 at 8:00 p.m., for a two-hour American Experience special on the Amish and the struggle of making difficult choices, then join us for Civil War: The Untold Story

The Amish Shunned: American Experience (8:00 PM)

The Amish Shunned

What is it like to be cut off from your faith and your family? The Amish: Shunned follows seven people who have chosen to leave their closed and tightly-knit communities for the outside world, knowing they can never return. Each has paid deeply for their decision. Estranged from loved ones, these former Amish find themselves struggling to make their way in modern America.

Civil War: The Untold Story (9:30 PM

Civil War: The Untold Story

In the disaster at Shiloh, Union General Ulysses S. Grant sees victory. On the night of April 6, 1862, Grant’s beleaguered army along the Tennessee River is reinforced. The next morning, Grant’s counterattack leads to victory. The defeated Confederate force of 40-thousand retreats south to Corinth, Mississippi. At Shiloh, the Confederates lose arguably their best opportunity to change the outcome of the war. The shocking combined casualties of 24-thousand men is more than in all the wars fought to that date in the United States. Many of the nearly 4 million slaves across the South see the war as an opportunity to seize their own destiny.