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    Ken Burn's The War

    Has anyone been watching this series? It started Sunday night, continued
    last night & will be followed by two more chapters tonight & Thursday. I
    have been watching & find it totally mesmerizing.


    http://www.pbs.org/thewar/
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    What about all the hoopla from the black and brown "activists" saying that Burns did not interview any minorities for the series?

    NOw Burns has to go out and recut and re-edit the whole series to satisfy them.

    If you like documentaries and stuff about war check out the Military Channel.
    I just got it and find that it's heads and shoulders above anything I have watched on any other channels- Matter of fact I watched it for 6 hours straight when it first showed up on my cable.
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    I saw it Sunday night. I missed all but the last few minutes of last night because of a meeting at church. I didn't know that the U.S. fought in the Pacific before Europe, I thought it was the other way around. I also didn't realize the extent of the fighting in northern Africa. I'm going to miss it again tomorrow night because of my rehearsal. My VCR isn't connected to my TV correctly. I hope it will be made available on DVD eventually and then I can get it from the library. This one seems to have more narration and interviews than his series about the Civil War. Very mesmerizing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RICHARD
    What about all the hoopla from the black and brown "activists" saying that Burns did not interview any minorities for the series?

    NOw Burns has to go out and recut and re-edit the whole series to satisfy them.

    I believe he already edited & added interviews with Mexican/American
    soldiers who were in the war. Burns was critized for "pasteing in" those
    interviews after the series had been filmed.

    I love his take on historical events.
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    Watched Sunday night - fascinating series. Recording all the rest of them. I can't give up Dancing With The Stars and Boston Legal.

    Plan a weekend WWII marathon.

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    I don't have a way to record them so I'll be watching again tonight.
    This is shown without commercial intervention so I'll pray the pups don't
    need to go outside for that 2+ hours.

    It made me feel so sad for the Japanese Americans who were deprived of
    their rights because of the war.
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    I found it interesting the other night when it was said the Japanese thought the American POW's were cowards because they were captured and didn't die for their country.

    All I could think of were current events. The Japanese from WWII remind me of the people who strap bombs on their backs today and die for either their country or their relegion.

    I also thought it was interesting that in Alabama, here we are in WWII and they're thinking of segregation! It's like...helllloooo...we're at war. Now's not the time (nor is there ever a time) to talk about segregation! But in the middle of WWII? Amazing.
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    To get a glimpse of what American POWs went thru read the book "Flyboys".


    Interesting and shocking!
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    Another 'must read" is Hiroshima by John Hershey.

    Intense and a good reason for not letting anyone use nukes again.
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    INteresting fact about Wednesday's program.

    I think the total loss for one Pacific campaign was 16,000 men-
    I forgot what the newspaper headline in the series said about the Japanese losses.

    That was over several weeks?

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    It made me think about the same kind of war and the same kind of numbers should a 'global' was be fought today.

    We's have to dress the enemy up in uniforms so we would know who we were fighting and then pull out of the conflict because of all the soldiers lost.


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    Unfortunately I missed the entire series. Ken Burns' documentaries are excellent. I went to the PBS website to see if the series was available on DVD, and it is........yours for only $129!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lady's Human
    Unfortunately I missed the entire series. Ken Burns' documentaries are excellent. I went to the PBS website to see if the series was available on DVD, and it is........yours for only $129!
    No, the series isn't over. There are three more new episodes, tonight, Monday and Tuesday. If you have a VCR or some sort of recording system, check out the PBS listings. This series has been repeating episodes left and right, so you may be in luck.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lady's Human
    Unfortunately I missed the entire series. Ken Burns' documentaries are excellent. I went to the PBS website to see if the series was available on DVD, and it is........yours for only $129!
    a 365 dollar donation to PBS gets you the top ten songs of the era, the companion book and the entire series.......

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    Burns did the Boob Mahrer show on HBO.

    Mahrer asked him about the newest Hollowwood movies to be released about the Iraqi war....The Boob asked him if he would tackle the current war.

    Burns replied that he thought WWII was a "necessary war" and the Iraq conflict wasn't

    Straight from the mouth of a Hollow wood moron.

    As if war was necessary.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grace
    No, the series isn't over. There are three more new episodes, tonight, Monday and Tuesday. If you have a VCR or some sort of recording system, check out the PBS listings. This series has been repeating episodes left and right, so you may be in luck.

    Thank you for mentioning that because I posted incorrectly before. There
    are three left & one is being shown here at 8pm.

    Oh, LH, you can buy the book for $38.00.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RICHARD

    Burns replied that he thought WWII was a "necessary war" and the Iraq conflict wasn't

    Straight from the mouth of a Hollow wood moron.

    As if war was necessary.

    Unfortunately, it was Richard. Don't you remember the air raid sirens
    from the drills we did in grade school & at home? Maybe not.
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    If I added another book to my WW2 collection LOH would hang me.

    I like Burns' work on film, not in writing.
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