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"Horatio's Drive", a Ken Burns documentary on the first across-the-US drive in 1903. Check your local PBS station for air time - it plays at 9pm here in Dayton. This oughtta be good -- imagine a dirt rally 3000 miles long, no service crew, in an open vehicle...

Check the listings - if you miss the first time, it's usually rerun a time or two in the same week.
 

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It was real interesting. You know you are a rally nut when you look at the footage trying to make a determination of whether the road in the shot would make a good rally road.

Some of the southeast Oregon footage looked great. Maybe someone needs to call Ken Burns and find out where all the roads were that he filmed.

And a true rally with the addition of Packard and Oldsmobuick.

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I liked this show.
It was too long (of course I work in commercial TV news).
But I was fascinated by the effort...going 3,000 miles in those rigs with only 150 miles of paved roads in the entire country and no gas stations.

And I must admit I'd never heard of Horatio Nelson Jackson.


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>I liked this show.
>It was too long (of course I work in commercial TV news).

Too long perhaps for commercial TV, but not long enough for me. I would have liked it extended several more hours with more detail.
 

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truth, war, and consequences

night, Thursday 9 October:

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/truth/

[blockquote]FRONTLINE traces the roots of the Iraqi war back to the days immediately following September 11, when Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld ordered the creation of a special intelligence operation to quietly begin looking for evidence that would justify the war. The intelligence reports soon became a part of a continuing struggle between civilians in the Pentagon on one side and the CIA, State Department, and uniformed military on the other-a struggle that would lead to inadequate planning for the aftermath of the war, continuing violence, and mounting political problems for the president.[/blockquote]

This show got a great review in the tabloid newspaper I picked up today, while reading about the Sox-Yankees series. When the tabloids are raving about a PBS documentary, I suspect it's worth watching!

-Isaac
 
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