Monday, June 12, 2006

Public Broadcast Shit

Why is it that I contribute to PBS and WTTW every year but when they decide to run their pledge drive they pull all the good progrmming and run non-stop shit? Instead of Frontline they run a fucking Chubby Checker concert. Instead of Nova, they have some bitch talking about skin treatments. What the fuck?!

8 comments:

Michael J. Harrington said...

Michael, I'm with you. We put the kids to bed and, as I always do, I clicked on WTTW just to see if there was anything good on. I saw that "younger skin" infomercial last night and their sales lady with the heavy accent (Swedish, German?) and was shocked. I couldn't believe it was broadcast. A new low for sure.

Instead of WTTW, the SciFi channel got me for the next two hours.

Michael K said...

There is a fantastic program on tonight. It chronicles the struggle between homosexuals and the church. I am an atheist so I have problems with the idea of gay men and women trying to bring the bible in line with their beliefs but it is nice to see people who have found comfort. I also have problems with gay Republicans but what do I know. I'm not gay.

Thomas Westgard said...

Mary Cheney was on NPR today, talking about her new book. She just seems to think that her dad is a great guy who cares, and that justifies everything.

Michael K said...

Well, you know thos Cheney's. They show their affection for people by shooting them in the face.

Thomas Westgard said...

I think I'll skip the "Cheney facial."

Sorry. Just couldn't pass it up. Republicans think having sex is obscene, but shooting people with guns isn't?

DMG said...

What made my jaw drop was seeing that Channel 11 was carrying the ?Chicago SKY WNBA team (women's basketball).
I know the PBS channels have caried high school b-ball, but the pros? Get thee to Comcast

Michael K said...

I know. I hurry home from the grocery store in time to watch Chicago tonight while I make dinner and I gotta watch basketball? Boring.

DMG said...

However, this wasn't the first time WTTW broadcast pro sports. Back in the seventies, they carried the Canadian Football League.
(Please resist the temptation to say that Doug Flutie hosted the pledge breaks between quarters.. He isn't THAT old.)
Also 'TTW carried Chicago Blackhawk games, briefly. It was the pre-ONTV era, I think.
Keith Manguson and Bobby Hull hosted the pledge breaks between periods.
( I keed, I keed...)