A New Documentary Drives Home the Historical Importance of the War of 1812Amherst, MA(2011-09-16)PBS has broadcast comprehensive documentaries on just about all of this nation's wars but one dropped off the radar - until now. Documentary producer Larry Hott and co producer Diane Garey who live in Florence, Massachusetts , spent the last seven years making "The War of 1812." Hott told NEPR's Jill Kaufman, because this war was so complicated and without a clear victor, it's not even thought about by most Americans or Europeans.
Morning Edition Extra for Sept. 16, 2011Amherst, MA(2011-09-16)Voices in the news from the week of 9/16/11-- Jill Kaufman talks to local producer Larry Hott about the new PBS documentary on the war of 1812 and takes a closer look at Massachusetts' proposed casino bill. Commentator Mira Bartok takes a walk near the Quabbin Reservoir and 'Extreme Makeover Home Edition' visits Springfield.