Please be aware, I'm going to take another week off from the Sword in the Stone ride this week. I am aware that this is the second week in a row that we'll not be discussing the ride, but never fear, we will get back to it eventually. The ride is something, I believe, that will live on forever; not discussing it for a week won't weaken that. Instead, just a thought or two on Mr. Bond.
Sunday, November 9
8:00 - 9:00PM
Nature – "Clever Monkeys.” Those monkeys are some smart creatures. They have a lot of similar traits to humans. I like to think that makes them clever instead of us simple. This week Nature is going to follow along baby monkeys from two different species to see just what monkeys teach to little ones and how they go about it.
9:00 – 10:30PM
Masterpiece Contemporary – "God on Trial.” In this drama some prisoners in Auschwitz opt to put God on trial for abandoning his "chosen people." Over the course of the piece the prisoners actually hear evidence in their attempt to determine God's guilt or innocence. Me? I foresee letters being sent to PBS.
10:30 – 11:30PM
Secrets of the Dead – "Escape from Auschwitz". Rudolph Vrba and Alfred Wetzler were two young Jewish men who managed to escape Auschwitz during World War II. They tried to warn the world about what the Nazis were doing but for various and sundry reasons their messages were delayed. Watch and find out why.
Monday, November 10:
8:00 - 9:00PM
Antiques Roadshow - “Milwaukee (Hour One).” Wow, Milwaukee. This repeat episode has the show going to the land of beer. I imagine that's what people bring in too, old beer that no one really wants to drink. I promise you people, in at least one of these three episodes beer will come up. Wanna bet?
9:00 – 10:00PM
American Experience - “The Berlin Airlift”. How egocentric of us. This is part of the “American” experience, not, you know, the German experience, or the European experience. It’s funny, because I always thought Berlin was in Germany. Oh, I don’t disagree that the U.S. played a major roll in the airlift, but it still seems odd.
10:00 – 11:30PM
The Journey to Palomar. There once was a man named Hale. He had this pretty fancy-shmancy idea for building a million-pound telescope on Palomar Mountain. It actually took him about 20 years to get it done. Learn exactly how he went about it.