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Drax 12-02-2007 09:15 PM

What was the most recent documentary you watched on TV?
 
Hippies on The History Channel

Like, far out, man. :rasta:

SteveDallas 12-02-2007 10:23 PM

"Word Wars"--about the US Scrabble Championships a few years back.

Shawnee123 12-03-2007 08:57 AM

The War, of course. Didn't see all of it.

And if they count, recently saw specials about Carol Burnett (rerun) and Lucille Ball (rerun.)

Cloud 12-03-2007 09:05 AM

I watched Hippies, too. I've seen it before. Pretty accurate description of both the good and the bad, although I did not agree with some of the asshole "expert" commentators on there.

Pretty much all of my core beliefs spring from hippie philosophy, for good or for ill. I was nodding my head through most of it, yeah, that's what I believe.

Cloud 12-03-2007 05:17 PM

An additional thought: One thing I picked up this time watching was the division between hippies and politicos. Most hippies weren't really interested in political activism ala Abbie Hoffman until much later.

This made sense to me, thinking about it, since I have never been too interested in politics.

and, I watch LOTS of documentaries on the History Channel, Discover Channel, et al. all the time.

Cicero 12-03-2007 06:38 PM

I keep watching the one about musicians from Athens, GA. on the documentary channel. I can't help it...If I see that it's on...I have to watch it...This has happened at least 3 and a half times over the past 4 months.

Drax 12-04-2007 05:00 PM

When Metallica Ruled The World on VH1Classic for the umpteenth time

SteveDallas 12-04-2007 06:25 PM

So, uh.. when was that?

Drax 12-04-2007 09:48 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by SteveDallas (Post 413157)
So, uh.. when was that?

Today? 4:00pm.

Drax 12-04-2007 10:22 PM

Download it here.

Cloud 12-04-2007 10:58 PM

You mean Metallica ruled the world today and I missed it? Shucks!

Shawnee123 12-05-2007 07:10 AM

Shoulda been 4:20

SteveDallas 12-05-2007 07:55 AM

No, no, no, I mean, when was it, that Metallica was ruling the world?

Cloud 12-05-2007 08:38 AM

Apparently, you missed it too. ;)

Shawnee123 12-05-2007 09:55 AM

I slept through it.

smoothmoniker 12-05-2007 11:40 AM

How Art Changed the World, BBC documentary. Excellent stuff.

Sundae 12-05-2007 03:31 PM

Am watching The Secret Millionaire - it's a series rather than a proper documentary but it always makes me cry.

They send a real millionaire undercover to meet real people (usually doing charity/ volunteer/ community work). The idea is they donate some of their own money to someone they meet. Sounds cheesy and of course it is carefully edited but it changes their life and perspective. People who have worked hard to succeed meet people who work hard for no gain, it's heartwarming.

Drax 12-09-2007 02:31 AM

E! True Hollywood Story: Will Smith on E! Entertainment Television

Drax 12-11-2007 09:41 PM

This past Sunday:

The Lost Book Of Nostradamus followed by 1968 on The History Channel

Drax 12-11-2007 09:57 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Cloud (Post 413259)
You mean Metallica ruled the world today and I missed it? Shucks!

According to TV Guide.com, it's on again December 20th @ 9:00pm, and December 22nd @ 12:00am.

Cicero 12-12-2007 06:03 PM

"Plagues and Pleasures on the Salton Sea."
Link to what looks like the official website...
http://www.saltonseadoc.com/

It was pretty good...some of it was funny..bittersweet.


I saw the Nostradamus one too...The book really looks fake. (I was excited too) More than fake...like an overt lie.......
:(

Drax 12-12-2007 06:53 PM

It was fake. They proved it.

Drax 12-16-2007 03:25 AM

E! True Hollywood Story: Traci Lords on E! Entertainment Television

Drax 12-17-2007 08:57 PM

Seven Ages Of Rock (Episode 1): The Birth Of Rock on VH1Classic

Drax 12-19-2007 12:19 AM

Seven Ages Of Rock (Episode 2): White Light, White Heat on VH1Classic

Drax 12-19-2007 10:30 PM

Seven Ages Of Rock (Episode 3): Blank Generation: Punk Rock on VH1Classic

classicman 12-19-2007 10:34 PM

There was something on PBS last night about Ralph Nader and his impact on the 2000 election. Talked about how Michael Moore, Susan Sarandan and some others were total traitors in 2004. I'd love to know what the name of it was or if it was coming on again - I missed most of it.
If anyone knows - pm me please.

Drax 12-19-2007 11:07 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by classicman (Post 417947)
There was something on PBS last night about Ralph Nader and his impact on the 2000 election. Talked about how Michael Moore, Susan Sarandan and some others were total traitors in 2004. I'd love to know what the name of it was or if it was coming on again - I missed most of it.
If anyone knows - pm me please.

http://www.tvguide.com/detail/tv-sho...sodeid=7283358

classicman 12-19-2007 11:15 PM

Thanks - looks like that was the last airing for the year - just my luck.

Drax 12-19-2007 11:18 PM

no prob. :)

Drax 12-22-2007 09:11 PM

Seven Ages Of Rock (Episode 4): Never Say Die: Heavy Metal on VH1Classic
Seven Ages Of Rock (Episode 5): We Are The Champions: Stadimm Rock on VH1Classic
Seven Ages Of Rock (Episode 6): Left Of The Dial: American Alternative Rock on VH1Classic

Drax 12-23-2007 09:07 PM

Seven Ages Of Rock (Episode 7): What The World Is Waiting For: British Indie on VH1Classic

JuancoRocks 12-24-2007 12:58 AM

The History Channel, "Cold Cuts" the history of meat.

It was enlightening. There's meat then there's other stuff that looks like meat. Sort of pseudo meat.:headshake

Drax 12-25-2007 10:08 PM

I dunno if this counts as a documentary, but I just saw the first 3 eps of Cosmos on The Science Channel.

Drax 12-27-2007 01:11 AM

History's Mysteries: Secret Societies on History International

Drax 12-27-2007 06:56 PM

History's Mysteries: Samurai on History International

classicman 12-27-2007 09:20 PM

Planet Earth - BBC 1st two segments
Got it for xmas and I love it so far.

Drax 12-27-2007 11:14 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by classicman (Post 419608)
Got it for xmas

This would indicate a DVD, in which case your post belongs here.

classicman 12-28-2007 10:38 AM

You're right, my bad.

rockerreds 01-03-2008 11:12 AM

Andrew Jackson(narrated by Martin Sheen)

vivant 01-05-2008 12:21 PM

Merchants of Cool

Drax 01-20-2008 08:12 PM

Death Devices on History International

bluecuracao 01-21-2008 04:39 PM

I don't remember the exact name of it, but it looked like a school film of U.S. Vice Presidents, ending at Ford (and seemingly right before Watergate, unless they just didn't want to get into that). For some reason, it was in black and white, which led me to think at first that it was an older film than it was. So naturally, I was a little thrown off when it kept going after Lyndon Johnson. A slightly surreal documentary-watching experience, especially at 3 or 4-ish in the AM.

Cicero 01-21-2008 08:04 PM

History Channel: Crime Wave.

It was about bonnie and clyde, the great depression era criminals, etc, etc. Hoover's beginning of the FBI (failed miserably at first). Awesome!!

The depression era (the masses) actually supported gangs because the banks were not trusted and hated......So people actually (the masses)supported the robbers position. Interesting. Some police made deals with the gangs in written statements of negotiation....interesting. (harbouring them for protection from robbery) Hoover exacted justice with dead or alive notifications without trials. Orders to shoot to kill on sight. Wow . Crazy stuff back then...I thought it was enlightening.
:)

Radar 01-22-2008 01:04 AM

It was either Outfoxed, Who Killed the Electric Car, An Inconvenient Truth, or Born Into Brothels. They were all good, but I can't remember the order in which I watched them.

wolf 01-22-2008 05:43 PM

Caught one over the weekend on Jim Jones and The People's Temple on History Channel. I've been fascinated with this since high school.

Today I watched a free DVD I got with a magazine subscription called A Nation Adrift, which seemed to be saying that America has gone to Hell in a Handbasket because we're straying from our Christian roots.

Drax 04-29-2008 05:06 AM

Vampire Secrets (again) on the History Channel

glatt 04-29-2008 07:44 AM

I caught about 20 minutes of the Nimitz Aircraft Carrier documentary on PBS that's going to run over several days. They don't make it look glamorous. All I can say is thank God I didn't join the Navy. I wouldn't fit in, and I'd be miserable.

DanaC 05-04-2014 02:13 PM

Watched this:

The First Georgians: The German Kings Who Made Britain. I love Lucy Worsley, she's one of the best presenting historians on tv to my mind.

If you want to understand the modern British state, this is the starting point.


Gravdigr 05-05-2014 05:07 PM

The last documentary I can remember watching is "White Falcon, White Wolf" on PBS.

Watch it here.

Gravdigr 05-05-2014 05:24 PM

PBS has like eighty-some odd full episodes of "Nature" online.

Watch them anywhere, anytime.

DanaC 05-15-2014 10:41 AM

I like Nature series.

wolf 05-18-2014 01:35 AM

Bronies. Oh dear god in heaven.

BigV 05-19-2014 04:03 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by wolf (Post 899212)
Bronies. Oh dear god in heaven.

FUCK YEAH!

I'm going to SakuraCon next year as Pinkie Pie!

wolf 05-24-2014 01:12 AM

Pandora ' s Promise.

Just on case you missed the memo, nuclear power isn't evil.

DanaC 03-12-2015 03:07 PM

I just watched the most recent episode of Nature's Weirdest Events - I think it's on it's fourth series now.

It's not a 'When Insects Attack!!!' type show - but a look at some really weird and marvellous shit in nature, by one of my favourite nature presenters, Chris Packham. It has quite a light and quirky tone; fun and informative.

Here's the first ep from the first series (2011)



(some of the stuff has been in the Cellar IotD, so it's nice to get a closer look)



As an aside: Packham drew controversy a couple years ago through his stance on pandas and the conservation movement:



BigV 03-13-2015 10:23 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by DanaC (Post 923398)
I just watched the most recent episode of Nature's Weirdest Events - I think it's on it's fourth series now.

It's not a 'When Insects Attack!!!' type show -
--snip

Right.

**THIS** is "When Insects Attack!!!"


elSicomoro 03-13-2015 06:58 PM

I watched one on Fusion the other night called Black, White & Blue...it looked at policing in the aftermath of Mike Brown, Tamir Rice, Eric Garner, etc. Interesting watch.

Griff 10-12-2015 08:18 AM

I haven't seen this one yet but it features a friend who build his house a little after us. The Sustainable

http://www.saratogian.com/general-ne...ew-documentary

xoxoxoBruce 10-12-2015 09:11 AM

I'm surprised how small their solar array is, especially with ten year old panels.


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