Mudcat Café message #1510672 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #79071   Message #1510672
Posted By: Don Firth
26-Jun-05 - 10:13 PM
Thread Name: Review: Celtic Women on PBS
Subject: RE: Review: Celtic Women on PBS
Dork yourself!

I've been a member of my local PBS station for decades now, and I intend to continue supporting them (and my local NPR station) despite their occasional warts. And tin ear? I don't think so.

What I said stands. These "Pledge Break Specials" amount to false advertising. My guess is that the people who tune in to watch this sort of thing are not particularly interested in Masterpiece Theatre, Nova, or Live from Lincoln Center, or other standard offerings and rarely actually join, and those who are interested in the best PBS has to offer do go ahead and send in their check--but how many times can you turn on the TV to watch something you regularly watch, only to find Wayne Dyer holding forth--yet again!--before you just don't bother to watch during pledge breaks?

When they offer a new special, such as Celtic Woman, I usually watch, hoping against hope, but all too often these shows are pure pap. Andre Rieu, anybody? How about Yanni? Every damned pledge break. Give me a break!

'Smatter, you got the hots for the harpist or something?

Don Firth