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2007/6/16-19 [Reference/History/WW2/Germany] UID:46981 Activity:high
6/16    It's been over 50 years. Why the hell are we still fascinated
        by Hitler? 1/2 of History Channel's programs are on Hitler.
        \_ We won WW2. Mission Accomplished! Happy ending.
        \_ It's also known as "The Hitler Channel"
           The most despised man in the entire history history of mankind,
           is also one of the most popular persons to talk about today.
           Ironic isn't it?
        \_ Apparently THC has a preference for WWII footage because it's out
           of copyright, so they don't have to pay royalties for news tapes
           and such. Footage from newer wars is more expensive, and there's no
           video from older wars, so war shows focus on what they've got. If
           you're asking why THC shows so many war shows, that's a different
           matter.
        \_ Defeating Hitler was America's biggest rah-rah moment.  Everything
           else is ambiguous.  World War I did not have a clear reason or
           moral basis, and the ending was unsatisfying.  Japan had the moral
           question of the use of nuclear weapons.  Vietnam was the darkest
           era in American history since the Civil War.  (Possibly now
           eclipsed by the Dubya era).  Bottom line; no one wants to be
           depressed by their TV.  -tom
           \_ may be they should run a special on Operation Desert Storm.
              We totally kicked ass on that one!   :D
        \_ I think it's the old man market.  also they show
           MAIL CALL.
        \_ MAIL CALL.  HOO-RAH.
           \_ Except most of the actual work, from breaking Wehrmacht's back
              in the East, to actually storming Berlin was done by Russia.
              \_ GOOOOOO JOE!
              \_ I don't watch the history channel much, but I'm pretty sure
                 they don't emphasize Russia's role.  -tom
                 \_ "I don't watch much but ...".  Yes they do.  Sheesh.
                    \_ they mentioned it, but I think it's not to the
                       proportion which USSR deserves.
                       \_ On what?  One show?  I've seen entire programs
                          devoted to single battles between the Germans and
                          Russians in WWII.  Oh no, boo hoo, the poor Russians
                          don't get enough credit for WWII on THC!  Anyone
                          watching THC knows what the Russians did, even if
                          THC is their only source of WWII information.
        \_ I talked to some tv people.  it's about 50 percent
           lack of royalties needed for ww2 footage, 40 percent
           old man market, maybe 10 percent war is depressing.
        \_ Because it isn't every day that there's a world war which includes
           huge troop movements, fighting on land/sea/air, the destruction of
           entire countries, genocide on an industrial scale, and enough
           quality film to make a worth while documentary on it.  As far as
           THC goes, I've had THC on all day/evening for the last few days
           and haven't seen a single word about Hitler or WWII.  So what are
           you talking about?  But if you want to know about Ice Road Truckers,
           (in HIGH DEF!) I'm with you, Brother!
           \_ Personally, I prefer Strawberry Cough to Diesel for my THC.
              \_ I prefer Dogfights.  Cool animation.
                 \_ E_TOOSHORT
                    \_ Care to elaborate?
        \_ Snazzy dresser, liked dogs & children, sexy mustache.  -John
        \_ I think ther Germans today are more obsessed with Hitler's sins
           than us.
           than we are.
           \_ Rightly so.  Why do you think that might be, hmmm?
           \_ "The fault, dear Brutus, is not in our stars,
              But in ourselves, that we are underlings." -- ilyas
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