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KIXE Airs Popular Civil War Segment

The Battle of Gettysburg, considered the turning point in the Civil War, is the focus of a special program airing at 8 p.m. tonight (Aug. 5) on north state public television station KIXE.

"The Universe of Battle," from Ken Burns’ celebrated documentary on the Civil War, chronicles the three-day battle where some 150,000 men fought to the death in the Pennsylvania countryside. The program includes the fall of Vicksburg, the New York draft riots and the first use of black troops. It closes with Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address.

Viewers will have the opportunity to call in to support public television as the program coincides with a pledge drive. For more information, visit kixe.org .