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« Reply #240 on: September 26, 2011, 11:55:52 PM »
On a sitcom- no.. But the subject has been handled on  dramas.  Maude & All In The Family  dealt with just about everythibg else thoigh.

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« Reply #241 on: December 21, 2011, 11:16:04 AM »
There is a show on History now, Brad Meltzer's Decoded.  It's quite good. It follows a team of investigators who try to determine the meanings behind various symbolism, alleged secret codes and conspiracies. 

They did a fascinating episode on D.B. Cooper, the famous 1971 skyjacker that vanished into history.  They made a good case against the guy profiled, Kenneth Christiansen (who died in 1994).  He worked for the same company that ran the plane Cooper hijacked, he suddenly came into some money after the hijacking (he paid cash for a new house).  In his former house, the team found a hidden compartment above his old bedroom, although now empty, it could have been used to hold money.  I'm surprised the FBI hasn't taken an interest in this.  Of course, since Kenneth Christiansen is now deceased, he can't be prosecuted, but it would be nice to close the case.

This show belongs on History more than Ice Road Morons and Ax men.
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« Reply #242 on: December 28, 2011, 05:09:33 AM »
Just came across this thread and last month I spent 12 nights in a hotel which had pay tv.  History channel was on and of course WWII was a great highlight Hiroshima, Pearl Harbour,  Nazi's this, Hitler that blah blah blah.  

Made me think of a quote from Australian Kath and Kim when the family gets paytv.  Kath grabs the tv guide and highlights what programs there is and she says "What's on the history channel:  Hitler,WWII,  Churchehill, WWII, Hitler, Hitler, Okay put down Hitler."
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« Reply #243 on: December 28, 2011, 05:52:58 AM »
I wish the History channel would show programs other than WW2 or things like 'Pawn Stars' etc. There are so many great eras of History that are just aching to be made into documentaries.
The Yesterday channel is better for these programs. At lunch time, there are sometimes Medieval documentaries, once even a David Starkey one! They do, alas, show ridiculous programs too, but sometimes you can get lucky.

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« Reply #244 on: December 28, 2011, 11:17:05 AM »
History 2 is much better for this sort of thing, IMO. I have been watching a documentary [Channel 4 I presume] that has a great deal of archival film with the royals of the era. Major as well as minor. Most of the kaiser images I have seen before, mostly in print though. But  by reverse, very little of the  Habsburgs had I seen before.

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« Reply #245 on: December 29, 2011, 12:21:14 AM »
There was one non WWII epsiode I did see and that was about Vlad the impaler which was funny as an hour before on TLC there was a travel episode about the region of Translivanya (sp) and it was about Vlad the Impaler.

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« Reply #246 on: January 11, 2012, 07:54:22 PM »
Which one of you made this?  ; )

http://www.youtube.com/watch?NR=1&v=utDHcbiOfKY&feature=endscreen

I completely agree!!

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« Reply #247 on: January 12, 2012, 01:15:05 AM »
I agree too.  Wish I could take credit, but it wasn't me.
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« Reply #248 on: January 12, 2012, 09:54:47 AM »
I love it!

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« Reply #249 on: February 16, 2012, 05:20:52 PM »
Decoded recently did an episode on the Billy The Kid mystery.  There is a good case that Brushy Bill, who came forward in 1950, may have indeed been the Kid.  Until DNA testing can be done on the remains of the supposed Kid, the case remains open (not likely since the state of New Mexico won't let them).
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« Reply #250 on: February 16, 2012, 07:03:46 PM »
At least they have done the DNA on Jesse James and his mother and know that he is dead and gone. There was some guy who thought he looked enough like the outlaw to be a descendant, but no match.

Bill Richardson was still governor of New Mexico when the case to open the Kid's grave was dropped (with prejudice) and that was in 2004.  Are they still going at it?

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« Reply #251 on: February 17, 2012, 12:02:36 AM »
From what I hear, yes, but now it's tied up in legal stuff, so I don't expect it to be resolved anytime soon.
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« Reply #252 on: March 16, 2012, 12:01:07 AM »
The History Channel continues to redeem itself.

They recently premiered a fascinating show called Battle Castles. Hosted by British Historian Dan Snow, this show takes a look at various medieval castles and the battles that took place at them. A nice show for someone like me, who likes history.

Now THIS is History, not Ax Men or Pawn Stars, or Ice Road Morons.
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« Reply #253 on: October 16, 2012, 04:57:36 PM »
I've seen a few episodes of Ancient Aliens.  What a bunch of pseudo-science.  This show should be on SyFy, not History.

They treat these ideas like they're new, they had an episode which said:  "What if the Greek Gods were really aliens?" and went on and on about this radical idea.  I want to e-mail them and say:  "Hey, Star Trek did this almost fifty years ago, get a clue!"
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« Reply #254 on: October 16, 2012, 06:18:59 PM »
Cute :-)