Sunday, September 14, 2014

I gave $20!

Does that count?

I'm watching the latest Ken Burns documentary, The Roosevelts: An Intimate History, on PBS. I do love my American history, and I do admire Ken Burns' work. So I'm completely jacked about this. I learned, just now, that as a boy Teddy Roosevelt watched Abraham Lincoln's funeral procession when it went through New York. I find this historic convergence very moving.

The only dark cloud on my gloriously geeky horizon is that it's PBS. They have a way of making me feel I haven't done enough to support the channel and pay for the program I'm watching. I have contributed to my local station, but it was only $20. Is that enough?

5 comments:

  1. I'm watching it too! I know a fair amount about Eleanor and FDR but not much about Theodore. I had no idea his wife and mother died on the same day in the same house. Really interesting so fAr!

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  2. I'm recording the series... can't wait to watch it!

    My local branch of public broadcasting has been calling me lately but I've been dodging their calls because I donated $25 a while ago and can't really afford to do more.

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  3. Thats more than I've ever donated! I am glad that the PBS program was made possible by viewers like you.

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  4. oh how i am loving this story..plus i am recording it on my DVR. This winter it will be a good watch for a long cold, snowy weekend!
    I am afraid to send money because they will drive me nuts wanting more!!! ugh

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  5. I've been loving the series, too. I think $20 is a fair amount.

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