The Blue and the Gray: Volume 1: From the Nomination of Lincoln to the Eve of Gettysburg by Henry Steele Commager
The Blue and the Gray
The eight-hour production of ''The Blue and the Gray,'' getting underway tonight at 8 and continuing on Tuesday and Wednesday, has been described by one CBS executive as ''the most ambitious project the network has ever undertaken. In addition, the executive producers, Larry White and Lou Reda, have carefully enlisted the participation of noted historians. We are assured that the story is based on the ''personal views and impressions'' of Bruce Catton, the Pulitizer Prize-winning writer who died in The original story is credited to Mr. Catton and John Leekley, the editor of his final, posthumously published book. The project is indeed ambitious. Unfortunately, there is a fatal flaw.
An ambitious miniseries re-creating the scope of the War Between the States. Based partly on a concept by historian Bruce Catton, it blends fact with fiction and battle scenes with personal drama that turns kin against kin. The plot unfolds mainly through the interwoven actions of a sensitive teenage artist named John Peyser, who breaks from his Vi more… An ambitious miniseries re-creating the scope of the War Between the States. The plot unfolds mainly through the interwoven actions of a sensitive teenage artist named John Peyser, who breaks from his Virginia roots to become a war correspondent; and enigmatic Union officer Jonas Steele, who falls in love with John's Pennsylvania cousin. Luke: Dan Shor. Kathy Reynolds: Kathleen Beller.
Using Osark Mountain locations to depict events of the Civil War in six states, Columbia Pictures Television is attempting to recreate the passions that fueled that bitterest and bloodiest of all American conflicts. The finished production is scheduled to be shown as an eight-hour mini-series on CBS in the fall season.
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The title refers to the colors of the uniforms worn by United States Army and Confederate States Army soldiers respectively. The plot revolves around the families of two sisters; Maggie Geyser and Evelyn Hale. The Geysers are farmers who reside near Charlottesville, Virginia , and the Hales own a small newspaper in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. The Geysers are generally indifferent to the issue of slavery, but are sympathetic to the Southern cause. The lone exception in the family is son John, an artistic young man who becomes sympathetic to the plight of Southern slaves and free Negroes. The Hales are pro-Union and anti-slavery , but, like many Northerners at the time, they hope for a peaceful solution to the nation's problems.