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STAR WARS™:THE LEGACY REVEALED



World Premiere Monday, May 28, at 9pm ET/PT



Thirty years ago, an unheralded film known as Star Wars opened in theaters and took audiences on a groundbreaking journey to a galaxy far, far away. It instantly seized the public's imagination, and three decades later still claims that grasp.

On Memorial Day Monday, May 28th @ 9pm, The History Channel premieres STAR WARS: THE LEGACY REVEALED, a 2-hour special exploring why the emotional impact of the Star Wars Saga remains as relevant as ever.

Through interviews with politicians, academics, journalists and critics, we'll learn about the similarities between the tales of Luke Skywalker and King Arthur and Buddha and Yoda. We'll see how Star Wars' intensely compelling stories - borrowed from diverse traditions, from Greek mythology and American westerns to the Bible and even Vaudeville - force us to explore some of the biggest questions of our time.

Uncover the Legend Monday, May 28th @ 9pm and watch how Lucas re-introduced the world to the modern myth.



Interviewees:

J.J. ABRAMS Filmmaker

TOM BROKAW Journalist

STEPHEN COLBERT Political Satirist

DR. JOAN BRETON CONNELLY Associate Prof. of Fine Arts, NYU

LINDA ELLERBEE Journalist

STEVEN GALIPEAU Author, "The Journey of Luke Skywalker"

NEWT GINGRICH Speaker, U.S. House of Representatives 1995-1999

MARY HENDERSON Author, "Star Wars: The Magic of Myth"

EDWARD L. HUDGINS Executive Director, The Atlas Society

PETER JACKSON Filmmaker

DR. JOHN C. LYDEN Prof. of Religion, Dana College

ELVIS MITCHELL Film Critic

DR. CAMILLE PAGLIA Prof. of Humanities and Media Studies, Univ. of the Arts

NANCY PELOSI Speaker, U.S. House of Representatives

DAN RATHER Journalist

DR. CARL A. RUBINO Prof. of Classics, Hamilton College

DR. CARL SILVIO Co-Editor, "Culture Identities and Technologies in the Star Wars Films"

KEVIN SMITH Filmmaker

DR. KEVIN J. WETMORE, Jr Author, The Empire Triumphant: Race, Religion and Rebellion in the Star Wars Films

JOSS WHEDON Filmmaker

LEON WIESELTIER Literary Editor, "The New Republic"

DR. JONATHAN YOUNG Founding Curator, Joseph Campbell Archives


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