Saturday, April 14, 2007

HCTV week

Everyone ought to make a point of watching "America at a Crossroads" on PBS this week. Robin McNeil, a sober, serious journalist late of the McNeil-Lehrer news hour, has tried to paint a portrait of America and the world after 9-11. KYVE website describes the series thus:

AMERICA AT A CROSSROADS explores the challenges confronting the world post 9/11. The series of eleven documentaries over twelve hours will examine the war on terrorism; the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan; the experience of American troops; the struggle for balance within the Islamic world and Muslim life in America; and America's role in the world. Hosted by PBS journalist Robert MacNeil, the programs feature discussions with United States military personnel, leading policy experts, leaders of the Muslim American community, scholars from across the country as well as members of the public.

If you watch this series, and then attend the Leroy Ashby lecture on 4-25 at WSUTC, you will have a start on understanding the era in which we are all now living, i.e. the "new normal(?!)."

1 comment:

mishdiaz said...

Will do! Did anyone see the documentary about Gorge Bush's run toward the white house? I had to watch it when I saw that Alexandra Pelosi was the author. It was her home video of the press bus ride during an entire year. Very interesting! A funny part was when she says on camera, "I do not like this man!" laughing... obviously a joke aimed at the Democrats in her family. Coming from a politically mixed family myself, I found it pretty amusing!