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The Sixties on CNN

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by cwerdna, Jul 27, 2014.

  1. Steveknj

    Steveknj Lost in New Joisey

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    Me being an avid sports fan and my mom, not wanting to watch sports every night, my dad figured I could watch my games on my own TV. Of course we had to do our homework and chores before we could watch and they had to be off by bed time.
     
  2. Rob Helmerichs

    Rob Helmerichs I am Groot! TCF Club

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    Whoops, they did it again.

    Last night's episode was cut off halfway through for coverage of the Iraq air strikes authorization. I happened to be watching, so I scheduled an overnight airing...and the air strike coverage was still going on. I suspect this will be like last time, when they just showed it next week. Fortunately, last time TiVo somehow new to record it despite having "recorded" it before, so knock on wood, but we should probably keep an eye out to make sure.
     
  3. Steveknj

    Steveknj Lost in New Joisey

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    The last time they didn't show ANY of it, this time it was about half. So I suspect they will show the whole thing in a future airing and repeat it again next week. I have it set to pick up later tonight, but I'll keep an eye on it. Fortunately, it wasn't the most exciting topic of the series (for me anyway).
     
  4. mattack

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    ...yeah, I really can't blame a NEWS channel for actually preempting a show to show, you know, NEWS..
     
  5. Rob Helmerichs

    Rob Helmerichs I am Groot! TCF Club

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    I wasn't blaming them, just pointing out what happened...

    I also don't blame them for preempting all the reruns, since that would just be confusing. Better to put it off and hope next Thursday will be a slow news night. ;)
     
  6. Rob Helmerichs

    Rob Helmerichs I am Groot! TCF Club

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    And I was wrong! The scheduled "rerun" that's on right now is the half-missing episode.

    We'll see what they do on Thursday...
     
  7. Steveknj

    Steveknj Lost in New Joisey

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    I'm guessing that they put on what was originally scheduled figuring that people will watch one of their many reruns of this past Thursday's episode. I think I counted 6 times before the new episode next Thursday.
     
  8. cwerdna

    cwerdna Proud Tivolutionary

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    After so many episodes got pre-empted/guide data was wrong, I finally got a good batch of eps recorded.

    I just started watching the "World on the Brink". Wow... those must've been interesting and scary times to be an adult or at least a teenager. I've only gotten to the point where the Berlin wall began construction.
     
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    I gave up entirely due to too many pre-empted episodes.
     
  10. cwerdna

    cwerdna Proud Tivolutionary

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    World on the Brink, JFK assassination, Vietnam War and Long March to Freedom eps were pretty good.

    I watched a bit of TV Comes of Age and didn't really like it much, so I switched to another ep. Maybe it's because I didn't watch most of those TV shows. So, that's the weakest ep for me, by far.

    I learned quite a bit from the eps I listed and watched in their entirety. It sure beats what I vaguely remember from US history class ages ago.

    Too bad it doesn't look like there will be any reruns in the next 2 weeks, for those who still want to catch it.
     
  11. mattack

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    I liked TV Comes of Age, but seemed like a zillion other documentaries about old TV I've watched.
     
  12. cwerdna

    cwerdna Proud Tivolutionary

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    It looks like there will be a rerun of a bunch of eps on 12/19/14.

    I wonder if they'll stick to their schedule.
     
  13. That Don Guy

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    The schedule I see has a mistake; it says that "The Assassination of JFK" runs from 9-10 Eastern, with "1968" from 10-11, but I'm pretty sure it was a 2-hour episode (the second hour dealt with the Warren Commission Report).
     
  14. scandia101

    scandia101 Just the facts ma'am

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    Yes, the JFK ep is 2 hours. Maybe they're only going to show the first half.
     
  15. cwerdna

    cwerdna Proud Tivolutionary

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    Looks like more reruns are scheduled for the end of December.
     
  16. That Don Guy

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    Apparently, they're showing seven episodes on the 28th - the same six they are airing on the 19th, plus "The World on the Brink" (Cuban missile crisis)

    The six airing both dates:
    Television Becomes of Age
    The British Invasion
    The Assassination of President Kennedy (scheduled for 1 hour both days)
    Sex, Drugs & Rock & Roll
    1968
    The Times, They Are A-Changin'

    The three not being aired:
    The War in Vietnam
    The Space Race
    A Long March to Freedom (the only other 2-hour episode, IIRC)
     
  17. deli99

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  18. Steveknj

    Steveknj Lost in New Joisey

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    Got the SP already set. I love these types of shows
     
  19. Rob Helmerichs

    Rob Helmerichs I am Groot! TCF Club

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    Let's just hope no major breaking news happens on a Thursday the next few weeks. I remember what a pain it was getting certain episodes of The Sixties... :D
     
  20. Steveknj

    Steveknj Lost in New Joisey

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    Was thinking the same thing. I might go back and schedule each episode a couple of times just in case.
     

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