B Movies & Bad History Turns to Chuck Norris

Program sheds historical light on famous Texas film and TV production

JANUARY 10, 2014 (AUSTIN, TX) – The Bullock Texas State History Museum's upcoming installment of B Movies and Bad History on January 16, 2014 will focus on Chuck Norris, with guests from the Walker Texas Ranger television series. At this free program, guests will watch clips from the series, which aired on CBS for eight years, and the 1983 action movie Lone Wolf McQuade, which was the inspiration for the popular TV show.

Special guests, Texas movie expert Tom Copeland and Joe Dishner, a member of the Walker, Texas Ranger production team, will reveal behind-the-scenes stories from the making of this legendary Texas series.

B Movies & Bad History is a program of the Bullock Museum that strives to shed historical light on Hollywood movies and television shows that involve depictions of Texas. Clips are shown, followed by discussion by historians, authors, academics and media experts who expose historical facts and fiction portrayed on-screen. Discussions center around contextual elements and reflections and representations of Texas history and culture.

This free program, which is open to the public, begins at 7 p.m. in the Texas Spirit Theater on the museum's second floor.

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The Bullock Texas State History Museum in downtown Austin includes three floors of exhibitions, an IMAX® theater, a special-effects theater, café and museum store. The Museum collaborates with more than 700 museums, libraries, archives and individuals to display original historical artifacts and produce exhibitions that illuminate and celebrate Texas history and culture. Named for the state's 38th Lieutenant Governor, Bob Bullock, the iconic building is at 1800 N. Congress Avenue. For more, visit TheStoryofTexas.com or call (512) 936-8746.