The Mexican Revolution explores the defining event that shaped the destiny of America’s southern neighbor. The first great revolution of the twentieth century began as a revolt against a dictator and ended in civil war with action on both sides of the border. It lasted more than a decade and consumed hundreds of thousands of lives as Mexico struggled to live up to its ideals of land and liberty. Its heroes, including Pancho Villa and Emiliano Zapata, have become legends whose passionate beliefs, macho images and fearless leadership still inspire many today. Using rarely seen archival footage, reenactments shot in Mexico and interviews with American and Mexican historians, The Mexican Revolution brings to life an epic story of betrayal, blood and glory and in light of current events, offers a much needed historical perspective on American-Mexican relations.

Sunday 9/25, 8pm ET/7C