What do you guys think about PBS? Do you ever watch it?

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  1. Guestx

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    I aim to eventually see all of Ken Burns's films, but I have not yet seen The Dustbowl.

    Of his documentaries, I've seen:

    The War
    Empire of the Air
    Prohibition
    Lewis & Clark
    Frank Lloyd Wright
    The National Parks
    The Central Park Five

    I would recommend them all.
     
  2. Grrrr

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    Damn, one thread in the berry and one in the war room talking about PBS. Popular topic today.

    Anyhow, I'm always down for watching a good documentary.
     
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    Why are you asking for money?
     
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    LOL whoops. Meant "they."

    Though if anyone wants to give me money, they can.
     
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    I hesitate to even ask what they're discussing in the War Room. My guess is it has to do with Federal funding for Public Broadcasting.
     
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    Frontline is awesome. I love Frontline.
     
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    Its probably the best mainstream news station that is 'fair and balanced' and its free.
     
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    I watch PBS quite often. They used to have a lot of BBC content before the BBC America channel started. Many of the types of programs they used to have went to other networks like The Learning Channel when it first started, Discovery, History, Science, Animal Planet and Smithsonian Channel. PBS should just start using sponsors like regular television does but I do enjoy being able to watch a program without interruption. When they have pledge drives it's basically very long commercials.
     
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    I don't watch news on television very much anymore because I can go online and see things I'm interested in without having to watch things I don't care about.
     
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    Lol at not mentioning NOVA the best science shit on tv ever.
     
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    What's Frontline about?

    I like NOVA, American Experience and anything Ken Burns. Used to watch Austin City Limits back when they had guys like Stevie Ray Vaughn on there but now I don't really recognize any of the music artists.
     
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    Sure beats watching Bravo...which is now full of shit programming.
     
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    Will have to check that out. I love docs but haven't had much time to watch any lately.
     
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    There actually was a story several years ago from UCLA that said the PBS NewsHour was the most centrist news program on television. Considering that they are publicly-funded, they really need to be.

    It is interesting to watch the NewsHour and then compare it to the other news programs out there because the approach does feel pretty different, on a number of levels.
     
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    @shadow_priest_x didn’t you vote for the guy that is going to eliminate federal funding for public media?
     
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    Thanks I just checked it out. Looks like I have a new doc series to throw in the rotation.
     
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    It's some of the best journalism being done today.

    Since you said you watch American Experience, have you seen Oklahoma City yet?
     

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