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    It just occurred to me, I haven't seen it mentioned here, PBS is airing the 8 part, 15 hour, Ken Burns special, The History of Country Music. First 2 episodes were very good. It should also be available online, streaming.
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    Ken Burns: A Living American Treasure.

    The Civil War (1990), Baseball (1994), Jazz (2001), The War (2007), The National Parks: America's Best Idea (2009), Prohibition (2011), The Roosevelts (2014), and The Vietnam War (2017) to name some of his most prominent work.
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    Ah, hes a flash in the pan hack.

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    YAWWWWWNNNNN!

    Another 2 hours of content spread over an entire week. Probably narrated by Peter coyote, with famous people reading quotations over a soundtrack that fills in the many dead spots. Nothing like a Ken Burns documentary to help you fall asleep in front of the TV.......
    "L'enfer, c'est les autres"

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    Couples were dancing stomach to stomach, cheek to cheek.

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    Quote Originally Posted by No Time Toulouse View Post
    YAWWWWWNNNNN!

    Another 2 hours of content spread over an entire week. Probably narrated by Peter coyote, with famous people reading quotations over a soundtrack that fills in the many dead spots. Nothing like a Ken Burns documentary to help you fall asleep in front of the TV.......
    one man's opinion.....and wrong in my opinion. I am enjoying it tremendously
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    Quote Originally Posted by Touch0Gray View Post
    It just occurred to me, I haven't seen it mentioned here, PBS is airing the 8 part, 15 hour, Ken Burns special, The History of Country Music. First 2 episodes were very good. It should also be available online, streaming.
    I keep missing it. Missed the first episode or two, but have managed to catch the last half hour of last night's and tonight's shows. Dang, Hank Williams died young.

    My documentary maker buddy can't stand Ken Burns' directing. I'm "meh" on Burns myself, but have been enjoying these shows. Maybe cause I like the music.

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    Only watched the first episode so far, but it's interesting as history to me even though I'm not a country music fan. I'm learning things that are new to me. Like the banjo came from Africa as a gourd with strings and is both a percussion and stringed instrument.

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    Ken Burns, rocking the "Moe" hair cut for 30 years!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Akirasho View Post
    Ken Burns, rocking the "Moe" hair cut for 30 years!!!
    I always get him confused with Steven King.....they look like twins!
    "L'enfer, c'est les autres"

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    Episode 3 referenced above and got through 4 and 5. Real America stuff. To think, ....NASCAR and anti feds taxation has to do with the beginnings. I'd rather listen to this then a Brit singing rock in "historical" in our America's past . Loved it.
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    I'm lovin' the show to death. I just wanna watch. The music. The history. And give Ken Burns full credit. Just for starters, he has the reputation to get almost every surviving major country star to sit in front of a camera for him. The guy is also the unquestioned champion at hunting down obscure photos, films, vids and audio recordings. His generosity and his narrative chops result in shows that work on both emotional and intellectual levels.
    Mapie is a conventional looking former Hollywood bon viveur, now leading a quiet life in a house made of wood by an isolated beach. He has cultivated a taste for culture, and is a celebrated raconteur amongst his local associates, who are artists, actors, and other leftfield/eccentric types. I imagine he has a telescope, and an unusual sculpture outside his front door. He is also a beach comber. The Rydster.

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    Promote it.

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    [QUOTE=Eretz;5347267]Promote it.


    I'll tell you what, I am thoroughly enjoying it.....I was born and raised in the heart of the appalachian mountains, I learned to ride a bike in those mountains, less than 45 miles as the crow flies from West VA. I earned my Hillbilly stripes!
    Of course I'm sure...that doesn't mean I'm right.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eretz View Post
    Promote it.

    Quote Originally Posted by Touch0Gray View Post
    I'll tell you what, I am thoroughly enjoying it.....I was born and raised in the heart of the appalachian mountains, I learned to ride a bike in those mountains, less than 45 miles as the crow flies from West VA. I earned my Hillbilly stripes
    I love this series, and anybody can watch each episode on YouLube The music is a history all of us should listen to and understand. I think this broadcast is brilliant and the narrative is two thumbs up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eretz View Post
    I love this series, and anybody can watch each episode on YouLube The music is a history all of us should listen to and understand. I think this broadcast is brilliant and the narrative is two thumbs up.

    I'll check those Youtube episodes out when I get a chance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eretz View Post
    I love this series, and anybody can watch each episode on YouLube The music is a history all of us should listen to and understand. I think this broadcast is brilliant and the narrative is two thumbs up.
    I concur....cultural history of our country
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    The music may have been recorded and produced for profit, but it was written and performed from the heart.........




    Just got a chance to watch the final episode, missed it on air, driving to a funeral in Kansas.........


    I have little else to say,
    Of course I'm sure...that doesn't mean I'm right.....

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