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Suggested Viewing/Listening

   MeiDei  My book swapping friend and I have been unable to meet for the past year. Today I received her suggested book list for consideration:
The Story of Arthur Trulove by Elizabeth Berg (loved this one )
The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah (On the best seller list. She wrote The Nightingale. )
Winter Garden also by Kristin Hannah (An American mom who lived through the siege of Leningrad. Also excellent )
The Other Einstein by Marie Benedict ( Mixed feelings about this one about Einstein’s first wife. He does not come across well in this version. )
The Chillbury Ladies Choir by Jennifer Ryan (Wonderful! They are making this into a TV series in Britain. )
The Tower, The Zoo and the Tortoise by Julia Stuart (One of my all-time favorites. Very quirky. )
She very much disliked "The Hate U Give" - loved by liberals and put in her State's public schools. Teach kids how bad we are and when they grow up they won't have any reason to fight to keep our nation free. I pray the teacher's have more sense.
March 12 at 10:25 EST .

   7 people like this.

   Gram77  PBS had a special last night (1/9/18 ) about Teddy Roosevelt's very difficult trip down The River of Doubt. I slogged my way through a book written about this about a year ago. The PBS special was excellent. Any one else watch it?
January 10 at 07:54 EST .

   9 people like this.

   StormCnter  My husband did, Gram, and he is still telling me what Roosevelt experienced.
January 31 at 08:05 EST .

  9 people like this.

   MeiDei  Sir Nicholas Winton who organised the rescue and passage to Britain of about 669 mostly Jewish Czechoslovakian children destined for the Nazi death camps before World War II in an operation known as the Czech Kindertransport. This video is the BBC Programme "That's Life" aired in 1988.

November 13 at 10:42 EST .

   8 people like this.

   MeiDei  He and Irene Sandler are heroes. He died at age 106.
November 13 at 10:44 EST .

  6 people like this.

   GO3  If you haven't been to The Archive of American Television I highly recommend it. It has interviews with actors, directors, creators, etc. of all of your favorite TV shows. It's a wealth of historical information.
October 10 at 05:37 EST .

   8 people like this.

   GO3  Last November I talked about the Guy Martin Special on The Last Flight of the Vulcan Bomber. The full episode has been out on youtube for..I don't know how long, but here is the link:

Lot of good historical details on the Cold War and the Falklands War.
August 3 at 00:52 EST .

   11 people like this.

   MeiDei  Is anyone watching Game of Thrones (? ) and if so I'm interested in hearing your impression.
July 24 at 11:46 EST .

   11 people like this.

   Mike PHX  Mei, I tried watching that. It was beyond dreck.
You know how Hollywood pitches like "Star Wars Meets Battlestar Galactica" and all that crap?
This is "History Channel 2 Meets Syfy"
July 26 at 03:16 EST .

  11 people like this.

   MeiDei  I watched initially because Sean Bean had a leading role & I became invested in the story (then read all the books ). I stayed with it through all. This year, however, I just can't get an interest up & was wondering if others felt the same. Thx much for your response.
July 27 at 20:17 EST .

  10 people like this.

   GO3  Please movie makers, no more Medieval fantasy, women-wielding sword and battleaxe, dragon, sorcerer crap. Even Jeff Bridges got roped into one of these stinkers
Just. please. stop.
August 3 at 03:08 EST .

  11 people like this.

   Gram77  Boy, did I get lucky last night! I don't venture much into the odd channels on TV but in poking around last night looking for something that wasn't a rerun I clicked on PBS+ and the opera Turandot was just starting. I don't see much posted here about opera but I cut my teeth on classical and opera so this was a real treat. Poor hubby retreated to the bedroom where there was another TV.
July 2 at 07:17 EST .

   9 people like this.

   Jerico  My brother and I have been watching British shows. The last is LINE OF DUTY. We are on the 4th season and it has been great. Of course their season might only be 6 or 8 episodes. Just mystery with language that doesn't sound as bad in a British accent.
June 30 at 19:37 EST .

   13 people like this.

   NotaBene  I will watch this. Looks interesting. I love British shows.
July 1 at 13:32 EST .

  9 people like this.

   Jerico  Well sadly its over for us and we need to find something new.
July 4 at 19:45 EST .

  14 people like this.

   NotaBene  Season 4 of Velvet is on Netflix. I remember there were some Ldotters that watched it.
May 24 at 12:02 EST .

   8 people like this.

   Jerico  Does anyone watch Scorpion or Bull on network tv? I think both are quite funny and entertaining. Better than tv has been in awhile.
March 10 at 13:18 EST .

   8 people like this.

   Tulsa  Yes. I like Weatherly better in Bull than NCIS, don't you.

Finally, Page? Paige? and Walter admit their love and they're 'Marooned'. It's Gilligan's Island all over again. heh.
May 2 at 12:35 EST .

  15 people like this.

   Jerico  Yep. Both are fun shows I think and nothing shocking or embarrassing. My brother is living with me and we watch these together.
June 30 at 19:33 EST .

  13 people like this.

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