I talked with Chris George about the show and what he thought about it. Generally he thought that the show was good overall, mostly for novice historians and the general public, and considering it only took into account the Washington-Baltimore theatre of operations, but he had a few qualms about some of the graphics displayed that weren't quite accurate, and a few errant statements made by a non-historian who was also featured on the program. It isn't easy producing a program that is 100 percent accurate AND that will satisfy 100 percent of the audience. The History Channel is, afterall, into entertainment more so than education (my words).
Mr. George is currently involved in another production concerning Fells Point, Baltimore and the original USS Constellation. He is not aware at the present of any further History Channel programs in the War of 1812 series, at least none that he has been asked to be involved in.
Mr. George is the author of "Terror on the Chesapeake: The War of 1812 on the Bay" (White Mane Pub., 2000), and the editor of "Journal of the War of 1812" (War of 1812 Consortium).
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