The War of 1812: Been There, Won That premieres October 4 on CBC

From a media release:

THE WAR OF 1812: BEEN THERE, WON THAT on October 4 at 8 p.m. (8:30 NT) on CBC-TV

CBC tells the story of this “forgotten” war with a quirky, modern take in a two-hour documentary special. Accomplished Canadian comedic actor Peter Keleghan, brings his unique perspective to this colourful and unconventional look at a turning point in Canadian history, revisiting key moments with his band of modern day redcoats.. And finally, a show that sets the record straight – who really won the War of 1812? (Spoiler Alert: We Did! But someone forgot to tell the Americans…)

Explore the myths and mysteries of the War of 1812.

  • What were Sir Isaac Brock’s dying words?
  • Where is the final resting place of First Nations leader Tecumseh?
  • Peek into Washington, DC’s hallowed halls and see what the British torched in 1814
  • Scuba dive to the long lost site of the battle that saved Canada

THE WAR OF 1812: BEEN THERE, WON THAT airs Thursday, October 4 at 8 p.m. (8:30 NT) on CBC-TV.

Join THE WAR OF 1812: BEEN THERE, WON THAT team at an exclusive, première screening at the Fort York National Historic Site, on Wednesday, October 3 at 7 p.m., with host Peter Keleghan, the star of Canadian comedy classics like The Newsroom, the Red Green Show, 18 to Life and Made in Canada.

THE WAR OF 1812: BEEN THERE, WON THAT is part of CBC’s Canada Celebrates program. Canada Celebrates is a series of unique programming initiatives that honour the historically significant events and people that have shaped the Canadian experience.

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One thought on “The War of 1812: Been There, Won That premieres October 4 on CBC”

  1. Great! Wish there was more if these when I was in school. I remember the teacher taped Louis riel rebellion. That was cutting edge docudrama!

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