Skip to comments."The War" (by Ken Burns) Part 3 of 7; Airing on PBS @ 7PM Central 9-24-07
Posted on 09/25/2007 4:18:57 PM PDT by VOA
This is a "heads-up" for the airing of "The War", the Ken Burns
(Florentine Films) production on PBS.
For discussions on prior parts of “The War”
URL for thread on Part 1
URL for thread on Part 2 (Monday 9-24-07)
and to check for airing times of “The War” on local PBS stations...
URL to check listing for local PBS stations:
DO BE FOREWARNED:
One poster on the West Coast last night said that when they tuned into
their PBS station...SEAN PENN was on the air!
So, maybe put your welder glasses on and turn down the volume in
case your local station is putting somebody like Sean Penn on...”for balance”.
You have been warned!
And how PBS handles it,that sean penn interview prior to, was classic PBS.
On at leasst some PBS stations, each part of “The War” has been rebroadcast,
i.e., here in Mid-Missouri, Part 1 aired at 7PM Central, then was rebroadcast
This might help late-arrivers or folks with VCRs.
I’ve only seen a couple of Ken Burns doc*s but what i did see i liked the Civil War was a good one i thought and i can’t remember the other one i think it was about a great flood here in the U.S. somewhere ...
“i cant remember the other one i think it was about a great flood here
in the U.S. somewhere”
If Burns did a documentary on a large US flood, I’m afraid I missed it.
But...maybe you are thinking about the episode “Fatal Flood” on PBS’s
“American Experience” series.
It was a pretty decent documentary; plenty amazing how widespread it was.
Burns may be a bit PC at times, but imo thusfar the documentary has been both well done and fair. ....and he leaves no doubt whatsoever about who the good guys were. The footage from Guadalcanal was tremendous. Tonight I suspect we'll see some footage of P-51 Mustangs taking on the Luftwaffe while escorting B-17s in their daytime bomb over Germany.
bombing raids, that is.
last heads-up bump before Part 3 airs...
but VOA will be back later!
I give it a 9.
My dad was an Aviation Machinists Mate,never talked about it,found that out in a news clip when my Parents were engaged.
OOPS...let’s do the time-warp again!
Yes, Part 3 is airing tonight, TUESDAY September 25, 2007!!!
What amazes me is anyone who understands what the hell WWII was about should be extra supportive of fighting islamo facism today. Sure the names change, the methods, but it’s the same kind of evil.
Sorry to bother you...IF you can do it AND have time, please correct my
typo on the date of the title for this thread! AS VOA GOOFED and didn’t
put the proper date of 9-25-07 in the title!
If you can fix it without too much bother...
Thanks In Advance!
Thread Title should read:
“The War” (by Ken Burns) Part 3 of 7; Airing on PBS @ 7PM Central 9-25-07
Wasn’t his daddy involved with subversives in the 1940s, and a strong supporter of the murderous Joseph Stalin?
By the way....Eff U Sean Penn!
“My dad was an Aviation Machinists Mate,never talked about it,...”
You do have to pry the past/truth out of some of The Greatest Generation,
that is for sure.
Sometimes, I think it is just innate modesty, not wanting to stand out
too much from “the other guy”.
Sometimes, I think it’s from religional training (and I’m NOT bashing
religional/moral sentiment). You do hear in “The War” and other documentaries
how some recruits had to get over a general church-born ethos about
“Thou Shalt Not Kill” and get their heads wrapped around
“Thou Shalt Not MURDER” as the more accurate bit of theology.
I do really like the old “Sergeant York” for how it dealt with this
dilemma, albeit in WWI.
Also, I suspect some of the returning veterans weren’t ready to tell their
small children and wives what “the real deal” was during their service.
Too bad some President or other moral figure (Billy Graham?) didn’t
tell them: Set a date when you are going to come clean with your loved ones.
(Provided the veteran thought that s/he and the family could handle the
stress of the mental imagery)
Maybe when all your children have been married at least 10 years.
Or when you want to make sure they do their duty...and don’t repeat
some of your “wrong turns”.
The Civil War was without a doubt the best documentary on that war I have ever seen.
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