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History Channel Ticking Me Off!!!
« on: October 09, 2004, 10:35:55 AM »
Once again the History Channel made me yell at the TV! (my husband probably thinks I'm an idiot!) Last night I was channel surfing and on History International I found a program called "World Justice" and it was about the Revolutionaries overthrowing the Czar. So many things were so inaccurate I was disgusted!
This has got to be one of the most well know pics of OTMA

They identified it as
Maria, Olga, Anastasia & Tatiana!
They said Anastasia was the youngest daughter which is correct, but then the kept showing her pic and calling her Marie!!!!
They said the Czar's son was named Alexander!! Don't these shows have fact checkers? There is a big difference between Alexander & Alexei! If there wasn't why did Alexander II name 2 of his sons Alexander & Alexei!?
They described Rasputin as some evil genius who wormed his way into the palace and absolutely swayed every opinion of Alexandra. Never once did they mention Alexei's hemophilia!!! not once!!
The only thing I did like about the program was all of the motion films they showed of the family. One that actually made me laugh was of the girls and some young men (I think I recognized Dimitri Pavlovich) in a field holding races. One of the girls and a young man were running and it looked like they were purposely running into each other to knock each other down. The Grand Duchess lost!
It just ticks me off that this channel is called The History Channel and their facts are so off base!!!
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Re: History Channel Ticking Me Off!!!
« Reply #1 on: October 09, 2004, 10:42:25 AM »
Glad to hear I wasnt the only one hollering at the that show last night.
The very FIRST line was incorrect: "The empire held by Nicholas II was founded in the 17th century by Peter the Great...."
HUH?
Bob and I howled with laughter at the stuff they said. (he, to be fair was in other room watching the debate...I already know my vote. So I would go in and tell him the stuff they said.)

I agreed, the only thing useful was the old film footage. but I got so disgusted with the lack of accuracy I turned the channel. I think we all should write the History channel...Ive been planning my email all morning. Any basic book of Russian history would have helped them.

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« Reply #2 on: October 09, 2004, 11:38:24 AM »
  Wow-- I am delighted that you were also watching that documentary...What a small world! ;)
  I don't know if the History channel vets every documentary it shows ... many "pop docs" have mistakes which would be noticed only by the "rivet counters" like the good people here!
 FA--  I think that I saw you on one of the documentaries shown there recently!
Smile youre on the telly!
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Re: History Channel Ticking Me Off!!!
« Reply #3 on: October 09, 2004, 12:19:01 PM »
I am always amazed how time and money will be spent by producers and no energy expended on facts. I have often donated my time to such projects because I get so aggravated myself. Many times producers think that we won't know the difference. Bless you guys - all of you. We do!

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Re: History Channel Ticking Me Off!!!
« Reply #4 on: October 09, 2004, 05:25:13 PM »
Rob,
If you have an email address for the history channel I'm sure a bunch of us here would be glad to write some strongly worded emails about the inaccuracies of that program.It seems like a lot of us were tuned into it last night.
When I was yelling at the tv my hubby was looking at me like I had lost it.When I explained why I was yelling all he would say was you and your Romanovs lol.

You'd think these people would pick up a book or something and check their facts first before they broadcast something.Nothing makes me madder than when shows like this screw up basic facts that are easyily knowable if they would take the time and do a little research.Some people's stupidity never ceases to amaze me. :-/
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Re: History Channel Ticking Me Off!!!
« Reply #5 on: October 10, 2004, 10:44:44 AM »
Here is the way to contact The History Channel, is a bit awkward, but they seem not to have an email address (Modified just now, I should have followed the link first, sorry). I have to start a discussion thread on their forum, then you all can join in. I will start one now, and post the link.

You did not see "me" on History Channel or A&E, ...you saw Bob. He has been interviewed on camera for two different programs; "The Lost Fortune of the Tsars" and "History's Mysteries...Anastasia".
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Re: History Channel Ticking Me Off!!!
« Reply #6 on: October 10, 2004, 11:02:16 AM »
Thank you for that info FA.I was looking about on the History channels website last night and I couldnt find an email address either.So I thought you might have a better idea of where one could send an email.I'll try the link you mentioned and see what happens.
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Re: History Channel Ticking Me Off!!!
« Reply #7 on: October 10, 2004, 11:14:25 AM »
OK
Here is the thread I started, it took some doing...you will have to register to post

http://boards.historychannel.com/thread.jsp?forum=30029&thread=300027044


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Re: History Channel Ticking Me Off!!!
« Reply #8 on: October 10, 2004, 11:45:20 AM »
Thank you very much for this FA.I just posted there and I hope by us doing this it does some good.
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Re: History Channel Ticking Me Off!!!
« Reply #9 on: October 10, 2004, 11:46:29 AM »
I wish I could work for the History Channel so I could make sure the info they air is correct

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« Reply #10 on: October 10, 2004, 11:54:05 AM »
This is not the only program that has been done like that.  The major Russia Land of The Tsars was a disgrace for a network of that type.

I only really watched the final part about Nicholas ii. They made one reference that showed NObody had done any research at all.

One remark was.  The Tsars daughters were going to have to learn to do without the luxurious life style they had become accustomed to.

Most of the so called authorities they used I had never heard of and they were mostly university and college professors

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Re: History Channel Ticking Me Off!!!
« Reply #11 on: October 10, 2004, 11:58:24 AM »
They really should consult Bob,Rob and most of us before they air this crap,We could get their facts straight for them.
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Re: History Channel Ticking Me Off!!!
« Reply #12 on: October 10, 2004, 02:32:44 PM »
Is this the same crap that says that Queen Victoria was NII's grandmother?   As bad as it is, I can't help but watching it every time it comes on, LOL.  It seems to me like the narrator is reading over the original language, and maybe gets confused during translation.

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Re: History Channel Ticking Me Off!!!
« Reply #13 on: October 10, 2004, 03:13:33 PM »
YES! They said that stupid thing too! I'd forgotten...

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« Reply #14 on: October 10, 2004, 03:35:01 PM »
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Is this the same crap that says that Queen Victoria was NII's grandmother?


Maybe they think that because Nicholas II married a granddaugther of Queen Victoria, she was his grandmother!  ;D