Thursday, October 11, 2007

The War

So I've TiVo'd Ken Burns's documentary "The War" on my local PBS channel the last couple of times it's been on. I've missed a couple of episodes so I'm not sure if this is a "new" (or new-ish) documentary or if PBS is just airing the complete series again. Anyway, some of the footage is very difficult to watch but some of the footage is extraordinary considering the situation the film was shot and the technology available. I love the way Burns adds the human element with interviews, soundtrack and voice overs. Taylor and I watched a couple episodes of The Civil War documentary not too long ago and learned a lot. I've always been fascinated with history and really feel that most people today don't know as much about American history as they should. It's very embarrassing to me and I get really annoyed when Jay Leno asks people on the street questions about politics or current events and some of these people can't name the Vice President of our country.
OK. I'll step down from my soapbox now.

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