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American History on Film

Everyone knows Sam Houston said, "Remember the Alamo" to rally his troops after hearing the news from San Antonio. After all, we saw it at the movies. How much has Hollywood shaped our collective memory? Join NPR's Neal Conan to explore the intertwining of U.S. history and film.

Guest:

Peter Rollins
*Professor of English and American film studies at Oklahoma State University
*Editor and chief of the Journal Film and History
*Author and editor of many books on film. The latest is The Columbia Companion to America History on Film: How the Movies Have Portrayed the American Past

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Neal Conan
Award winning journalist Neal Conan was the final host of Talk of the Nation, which broadcast its final show on June 27, 2013.