- Additional Details
- Format: Color, DVD-Video, NTSC
- Rating: Not Rated
- Number of Discs: 1
- Run Time: 70 Minutes
- Region: Region 1
- Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
- Language: English
- Studio: History Channel
- DVD Release Date: August 29, 2004
Historians, re-enactors and descendants of the combatants shed light on the fatal encounter of Hamilton and Burr.
- Examine the background of the fatal exchange through letters and diaries of the combatants.
- Hosted by Richard Dreyfuss.
- An objective look that filters fact from fiction.
Did Hamilton really fire his shot in the air? Did Burr really intend to kill his long-time rival? Why did these two statesmen end up targeting each other on a bluff overlooking the Hudson River in 1804?
Long a touchstone of American history, the duel between Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr has taken on mythic proportions. This revealing special strips the facts from the fictions surrounding their fateful encounter. Hosted by Richard Dreyfuss, THE DUEL features a wide-ranging, round-table discussion in which Dreyfuss, novelist Gore Vidal, biographer Ron Chernow, journalist Richard Brookhiser, historian Joanne Freeman and other Burr-Hamilton experts debate the many facets of the deadly exchange.