April 2014 marks the 150th anniversary of Union General William Tecumseh Sherman’s 1864 march into Georgia. Georgia Public Broadcasting and the Atlanta History Center are commemorating this event with the launch of a new original series, “37 Weeks: Sherman on the March.”
Each of the 90-second “37 Weeks” segments will air multiple times on GPB’s television and radio platforms during the week paralleling the same week in Shermanʼs campaign and tell a story that brings an understanding to the human dimension of war. What did it feel like when Shermanʼs army - 100 thousand strong - was bearing down on your city? What was motivating Shermanʼs fateful decisions? What was it like for the foot solider on either side of the battlefield? What were some of those twists of fate or ironic moments that war inevitably produces? These are among the stories “37 Weeks” will explore.