|View single post by Michael F. Blake|
|Posted: Fri Apr 6th, 2012 06:49 am||
Michael F. Blake
|Is it me, or does it seem that the 150th anniversary of the Civil War is getting the short end of the stick?
Now I KNOW follks like us, and the magazines that cater to our interest, are doing what they can. But it sure as hell seems to me that the media, especially TV, is all but ignoring the 150th.
Remember in 1976 when we had Bicentennial minutes on CBS, with various stars, historians who talked about a certain event or person? yeah, it was only a minute, but it was designed to spark interest in history.
Why hasn't one of the major networks done that with the Civil War's 150th?
Oh! Right! Networks are run by a bunch of fender-heads who know next to nothing about history, nor do they care to promote such things.
Where's the History Channel? Oh, yeah, they're too busy with ice road truckers and American pickers....
It bothers me, on the eve of the Battle of Shiloh's 150th anniversary, the networks are not doing their job. They'd rather fan the flames of discord in Florida or offer us some other puff piece.