I'm quite certain that The Sword in the Stone ride (the ride I would create were I an Imagineer and given the chance) could be a smash hit. And I think a lot of that hangs on the carriers that the people ride in. Think about the Peter Pan ride — that ride is fantastic, and it's not just the storytelling, it's the fact that you go up in the air and look down on the ride. As my people will be on horses, we can't quite do that look, but we need to do something special. Read below for more.
Sunday, August 3
8:00 - 9:00PM
Nature – "Horse and Rider." There's a certain bond that has to exist between horses and their riders, or, if you prefer, riders and their horses. That's actually an interesting question. Does the horse choose the rider or the rider the horse? I don't know if the show will answer that question, but it should.
9:00PM – 11:00PM The Forgetting: A Portrait of Alzheimer's. Though this look at Alzheimer's originally aired in the beginning of 2004, the final half hour tonight will be a new panel discussion hosted by David Hyde Pierce. The show itself won an Emmy for its examination of the disease. And things have changed in the research over the last four years, which is why the last half-hour is new.
Monday, August 4:
8:00 - 9:00PM
Antiques Roadshow – "Providence (Hour One)". I have a special fondness for the Providence episodes. The second time this set of episodes aired was for my first "PBS in Primetime." Well, I started writing these pieces for the second hour, I didn't to do all three of them. Even so, I feel a certain kinship to them.
9:00 – 10:00PM
History Detectives. This show may be the most fascinating show ever, it really may, but its title leave a lot to be desired. Seriously, aren't all historians more or less detectives? The title simply isn't descriptive or exciting enough. I much prefer a title like Josh Lasser, You’ve Been Hired as an Imagineer.
10:00 – 11:00PM