War, our most destructive and tragic behavior, fascinates us. We cannot help but study it, and yet, remain seemingly unmoved by its consequences. Just as battle weary soldiers can become numb to their experience, later generations can lose perspective.
The Heartland Series with Bill Landy looks at this phenomenon as it applies to the Civil War in East Tennessee. No part of the country was more bitterly divided than East Tennessee. The war separated many families, churches and communities. This program explores what happened here; how healing took place when it seemed impossible; and why the reasons behind the conflict should never be lost in The Fog of War.