Skip to comments.Warts And Gall
Posted on 01/13/2011 6:10:00 AM PST by KaslinEdited on 01/13/2011 6:13:35 AM PST by Admin Moderator. [history]
Political Clout: The Kennedys no longer have a family member in Congress, but their undue influence can still pressure a high-profile cable channel to suppress an unflattering $25 million biopic.
Since 2007, A&E's History Channel has lured younger viewers and a bigger audience with reality series like "UFO Hunters." Sadly, the channel has axed a miniseries that was a cinch to give the History Channel its highest ratings ever.
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Preserving the Kennedy Myth.
What other group of politicians gets this kind of protection?
It think History Channel should update its name to Pop-history Channel. Other new names we should see are Pop-Discovery Channel, Pop-Documentary Channel and Pop-science Channel. Having said that, I’m afraid that Pop-military Channel is waiting in the wings.
Seriously, most documentaries these days are all the same. They show a fact or two, accompanied by a shot of some re-enactors brandishing swords or muskets. Then some talking heads come on and use language that is sprinkled with modern vernacular (e.g. "Caesar knew he was between a rock and a hard place") and add nothing relevant, etc. You can learn more from an old Classics Illustrated comic book.
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