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Thread #108772 Message #2275875
Posted By: Don Firth
29-Feb-08 - 01:17 PM
Thread Name: Pete Seeger's Power of Song-PBS, Feb 27
Subject: RE: Pete Seeger's Power of Song-PBS, Feb 27
Just a point. I don't think there has ever been a television program relating to folk music that many Mudcatters didn't find something to complain about, usually, "they didn't cover this," or "they hardly mentioned that."
The program had to fit into a 90 minute time slot. There simply was not sufficient time to cover everything that everybody would like to have seen covered. I recall a few years back, there was a whole mini-series—several nights in a row of two-hour shows—on blues. I was amazed at the number of people who, rather than being glad that the subject was covered at all, bitched, complained, and nit-picked.
There was a whole lot more that could have been covered about Pete Seeger, his work, and his life. But it would have taken a whole season of two-hour shows to really do justice to the man. I'm just grateful that he was include—and rightfully so—in the PBS "American Masters" series.
By the way, how is the campaign to have Pete awarded the Nobel Peace Prize coming?