|Thomas Jefferson's Beloved Monticello|
Tuesday, August 24, 2010 -- Prime Time, 8 pm, ET -- Don't Miss It!
The Inn at Sugar Hollow Farm. If you are a previous guest or a soon-to-be guest, you will find the following of great interest!
The History Channel will feature the world premiere of the original documentary, "Jefferson" with scenes shot at Monticello and interviews with numerous Monticello scholars.
Following is the commentary offered by the Monticello Foundation and the History Channel about their film featuring this American icon.
"Monticello and Jefferson Experts Featured in History Channel Film
Tune in next Tuesday to view the world premiere of "Jefferson," a History Channel documentary featuring scenes shot at Monticello and interviews with our scholars.
This original film is set to air in prime time, Tuesday, August 24, 2010 at 8:00 p.m., ET. "Jefferson" features scenes filmed at Monticello and interviews with Monticello scholars Susan Stein, Andrew Jackson O'Shaughnessy and Lucia (Cinder) Stanton as well as Pulitzer Prize winner Annette Gordon-Reed and other scholars.
The History Channel's Synopsis of the Film
Embrace and celebrate Thomas Jefferson's complicated life and legacy. Thomas Jefferson is the most researched, most written about, most referenced, and most quoted of our Founding Fathers. And yet, somehow, he remains the most stubbornly inscrutable. His life is a seemingly impenetrable thicket of contradictions: he enshrined the words "All Men are Created Equal," and yet was a lifelong slave-owner; he was simultaneously a "man of the people," and the personification of the Virginia aristocrat; he was a die-hard American revolutionary who was also a dedicated lover of European culture and art; he advocated ruthless fiscal responsibility as President, yet his own finances were mired in debt.
This two-hour documentary embraces and celebrates Thomas Jefferson's complicated life and legacy. It is the story of an American icon who remains, in historian Joseph Ellis' memorable phrase, "a great American Sphinx." "