By now we’ve all heard about how TV Land pulled The Dukes of Hazzard from its television lineup. I imagine that’s the most attention the series got in years, and, if we are to believe some of the wailing and crying, it’s as TV Land had scheduled a Cosby Show marathon for a week. Now comes an analysis of one episode that touched on Civil War history.
For those of you who want to judge for yourself, here’s the episode. BTW, this means devoted fans of the show can still watch it, just not on TV Land.
Then again, there’s nothing like The E! True Hollywood Story on the show:
Go to 36:30 to see a debate about the Confederate flag …
From the John L. Nau III Center for Civil War History at the University of Virginia comes the following:
Announcement of The Bobbie and John Nau Book Prize in American Civil War Era History
The John L. Nau III Center for Civil War History at the University of Virginia invites nominations for the first Bobbie and John Nau Book Prize in American Civil War Era History. Titles published in 2015 will be eligible. The $25,000 prize focuses primarily on scholarship devoted to the war itself but is also open to works on the background and consequences of the conflict. Collections of essays or primary documents, works of fiction, and poetry should not be submitted.
Publishers should submit copies of nominated books directly to members of the judging committee by February 1, 2016. The winner will be announced by July 1, 2016, and the award presented at an event sponsored by the Center.