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PBS Primetime Programming for the Week of March 7

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Sometimes I wonder about our society.  Okay, that's not exactly true, I always wonder about our society, always.  I don't know why I do, it can't really do good to sit there and ponder that which cannot be changed but truly ought to be, but it's the sort of thing that makes me wonder anyway.  Let me ask you this – if you could change something about our world, anything at all, what would it be?

 

Sunday, March 7:

8:00 – 9:00PM

National Geographic Magazine's Top 10 Photos of the Year.  Those of you out there who think that any top 10 photos deal with swimsuit models will be sorely disappointed.  That's just not the sort of thing that National Geographic does.  Instead you'll get some far more impressive photographs.  We'd tell you what they are but assume you'd rather be surprised.

9:00 – 10:30PM

The Priests in Concert at Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral.  Oh yes, they are priests, they are unquestionably priests.  That means that if you're a woman and attracted to them you ought not show that attraction by tossing your skivvies on the stage.  It's just not the sort of thing they appreciate.  They prefer more pious representations of affection.

 

Monday, March 8:

8:00 – 10:00PM

The T.A.M.I. Show – Rock 'n' Roll's First Concert Film.  Though this is – we're told – a PBS premiere it is by no means new.  No, this was filmed eight months after the Beatles appeared on The Ed Sullivan Show.  It features people you may have heard before, you know, people like the Rolling Stones, James Brown, Chuck Berry, the Beach Boys, and a whole heck of a lot more.

10:00 – 11:30PM

The Best of Daniel O'Donnell on Film.  That's right, Daniel O'Donnell.  You know him – he's an Irish singer, born in the early 1960s.  No?  Singer?  Irish?  Really, you don't recollect anything?  Okay, well, in that case you'll probably be interested in learning something about him, and what better way to do it than watching this.

 

Tuesday, March 9:

8:00 – 10:00PM

Dr. Christiane Northrup:  Menopause and Beyond.  Christiane Northrup is "a leading pioneer in mind/body health."  She'll be talking all about menopause tonight, because not only is she a pioneer, menopause is her strength, it's her forte, it's her thing.  Learn all about how she sees it, unless you already did when this originally aired, in which case you can refresh your memories.

 10:00 – 11:00PM

Independent Lens – "Young@Heart." Do you know how you know this Young@Heart is about a bunch of people who aren't so much young? It's because those who are young would never, ever, put out such a cheesy name. This Young@Heart is a senior citizens chorus who will perform songs written by just any group/artist.

 

Wednesday, March 10:

8:00 – 9:30PM

When Irish Eyes are Smiling:  An Irish Parade of Stars (My Music).  There have been plenty of great songs sung by Irish singers.  There have been plenty of great songs about Ireland.  There have been plenty of great songs that have been inspired by Ireland.  Some of those songs are from the 1950s and 1960s and you can learn about a slice of that segment of songs here.

9:30 – 11:00PM

Rounder Records 40th Anniversary Concert.  Rounder Records has been around for 40 years.  You probably could have guessed that because this is their 40th anniversary concert.  Of course, it could be like Papa John's.  When I started college they were celebrating their fifth anniversary.  I graduated four years later and they were celebrating their 10th.  Less than 10 years after that they claimed it was their 25th anniversary.  I don't think that's what's going on here, but it could be.

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Josh has deftly segued from a life of being pre-med to film school to television production to writing about the media in general. And by 'deftly' he means with agonizing second thoughts and the formation of an ulcer.