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Inecom Entertainment's ''Lincoln and Lee at Antietam - the Cost of Freedom'' Told by Ronald F. Maxwell to Air on Public Television.

PITTSBURGH -- Inecom Entertainment Company announces today that its latest film "Lincoln and Lee at Antietam - The Cost of Freedom," part of the MINUTES OF HISTORY(R) series, will be distributed to public broadcasting stations nationwide by America Public Television (APT) in May 2006. Narrated by Ronald F. Maxwell, director of "Gettysburg" and "Gods and Generals," the feature documentary is presented by Penn State Public Broadcasting (PSPB). The special will air on stations beginning in May 2006, and will be broadcast in standard and high definition formats. (Check local listings for dates/times in your area).

Written, directed and produced by multiple-award winner Robert Child ("Gettysburg: Three Days of Destiny," "Gettysburg: The Boys in Blue and Gray"), "Lincoln and Lee at Antietam - The Cost of Freedom" vividly brings to life the story of America's fight for freedom in a battle that changes the course of the Civil War. It's September 17, 1862, and President Abraham Lincoln needs a victory in order to issue the Emancipation Proclamation. But General Robert E. Lee has other plans - invade the North. When Lee's strategy, known as Special Order 191, falls into the hands of the Union Army, the result is the single bloodiest day in American history at the Battle of Antietam in Sharpsburg, Maryland.

Scholars contributing to this DVD include Pulitzer Prize winning author James M. McPherson ("Battle Cry of Freedom" and "Crossroads of Freedom: Antietam"); Allen C. Guelzo, a recent nominee by the President of the United States to the National Council on the Humanities and two-time Lincoln Prize recipient; and Stanley Wernz, featured in "Time" magazine (July 4, 2005) and current president of the Association of Lincoln Presenters.

Inecom's newest title will be on sale at video stores, Internet retailers, educational and institutional distributors and large retail chains like Borders stores on January 31, 2006. Many retailers are currently accepting pre-orders as well.

About Penn State Public Broadcasting

Penn State Public Broadcasting, WPSU TV/FM, is licensed to The Pennsylvania State University. Other PSPB productions distributed nationally to the PBS system include the series "Legendary Lighthouses," "Small Ball: A Little League Story" and its Emmy-award winning production of "The Grange Fair: An American Tradition."

About American Public Television

For 44 years, American Public Television (APT) has been a prime source of programming for the nation's public television stations. APT distributes more than 10,000 hours of programming including "JFK: Breaking the News," "Simply Ming," "Globe Trekker," "Rick Steves' Europe," "Julia and Jacques Cooking at Home," "Battlefield Britain," "Jungle," "America's Test Kitchen," "Lidia's Family Table" and classic movies. APT is known for identifying innovative programs and developing creative distribution techniques for producers. In four decades, it has established a tradition of providing public television stations nationwide with program choices that enable them to strengthen and customize their schedules. Press should contact Donna Hardwick at 617-338-4455 ext. 129 or via email to For more information about APT's programs and services visit

About Inecom Entertainment Company

Inecom Entertainment Company is an independent movie studio focusing on documentary and instructional films. In addition to "Lincoln and Lee at Antietam - The Cost of Freedom," the company has produced "EXPO - Magic of the White City" narrated by Gene Wilder, "Gettysburg and Stories of Valor" narrated by Keith Carradine and "Johnstown Flood" narrated by Richard Dreyfuss. Both "Gettysburg and Stories of Valor" and "Johnstown Flood" currently appear on public television. "EXPO - Magic of the White City" is a top seller on and at Borders stores nationwide. Inecom's next title scheduled for release is "Horses of Gettysburg" narrated by Ronald F. Maxwell, available May 2006.


For more information or to receive a free press screening copy, press kit or product photographs for any of Inecom Entertainment Company's films, contact Julie Halapchuk at or 1.888.258.5164 or visit Images for "Lincoln and Lee at Antietam - The Cost of Freedom" may be downloaded by visiting
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