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    America, The Story of Us

    I don't know how many of you are watching "America, The Story of US", on the History channel. It's a six week mini-series that is interesting and well shot. I was surprised to see how much I forgot over the years, this is a great refresher course.

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    Wife tevo'd it and when I went to watch it the "lecturer" in chief was doing the intro so I turned it off.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wwace
    Wife tevo'd it and when I went to watch it the "lecturer" in chief was doing the intro so I turned it off.
    That is why my remote has a mute button This week should be really interesting covering the Civil War.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spooky
    "America, the story of rewriting and altering history to be more PC, overemphasizing the contributions of a small percentage to fit the current political climate"
    That one?
    So far, it seems to be pretty broad in its coverage, at least the parts I have seen.

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    I agree spooky, I was uncomfortable with the new twist, and I know I'm not a racist. But the facts seemed somewhat over emphasized in some parts. I was also uncomfortable with the emphasis on the importance of banking. I KNOW banking is important, and played a great role, but it bothered me about this show. Very cool how it was filmed, it could have a great impact on viewers. Viewer beware, and think for yourself, as always.

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    I believe you, but I didn't see that part to be honest, I am a habitual channel jumper. I may have missed that episode, I saw the American Revolution scene in Brooklyn, and the British March down from Canada. Last week I was watching the Lewis and Clark segment. I haven't sen a show yet from beginning to end.. Remember it is on against "Family Guy", and "The Pacific' on HBO. I don't know about you, but I need my fix of Stewie once a week

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spooky
    Quote Originally Posted by naturegirl
    I was also uncomfortable with the emphasis on the importance of banking. I KNOW banking is important, and played a great role, but it bothered me about this show.
    I, noticed that as well..... thought it was odd, and then I looked at the SPONSOR, and then it all made sense.....

    http://open.salon.com/blog/william_e..._story_of_them

    "History, for sale to be altered by the highest bidder. Be it "social justice" or a bank....."
    Oh, yeah all of those "Bank of America" commercials where they have bought all of those smaller banks that actually did some good. I wonder, what have they done for us lately

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    You're right about that, but we must try and keep politics out of this, or I'll get moved to the political forum.

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    When I saw the POTUS/POS I turned it off.

    Don't sound like I missed much

    Why would you get moved to the the political forum Spart?

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    I had a post here on health care, and that turned political after a while. Sometimes it happens and subjects become political, and I have no problem with anything said, but someone must be crying to a moderator. I think that cry baby topic got covered a million times already. I am almost afraid to use that "P" word in a sentence.

    I have yet to see one show from beginning to end, but some of the segments I did see were interesting. That is not to say there are other segments that may be questionable.

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    yea, it's like everything else on today, Just endless chatter.

    Sorry, I am still bummed cause BBC cancelled Survivors and I never got to see what happened to Tom

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    Re: America, The Story of Us

    Quote Originally Posted by Jeep
    yea, it's like everything else on today, Just endless chatter.

    Sorry, I am still bummed cause BBC cancelled Survivors and I never got to see what happened to Tom



    I never saw that show, but I bet you can see it on youtube

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spooky

    I guess I am discouraged when I see such a blatantly twisted piece of propaganda put out and called 'history'
    Although, I am still trying to figure out how "Dirt" is a "Modern Marvel"

    You'll have to watch and see why it is a modern marvel For the most part, that is another interesting show, last night they had on the potato. It may have been a rerun but it was new to me. You can really learn some interesting trivia with that show. Hist and A&E are the 2 best stations.

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    Quote Originally Posted by spartacus53
    Hist and A&E are the 2 best stations.
    Bah!!! NatGeo & History International for the win!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mighty AP
    Quote Originally Posted by spartacus53
    Hist and A&E are the 2 best stations.
    Bah!!! NatGeo & History International for the win!
    I don't get NatGeo, but I've seen commercials for their programming, it looks awesome. Hist Intl shows too many of the old Hist programs.

 

 
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