Tuesday, February 19, 2008

What I’m Hearing…Fun Stuff

It doesn’t have to be all work all the time. During the long President’s Day holiday, I took some time to enjoy TV!

I enjoy learning more about location specific history. You know, things like “on the site where there’s now a Wal-Mart, in 1829 it was the site of a working farm.” There were two interesting programs on this weekend which are worth viewing online.

First, First Look New York, a program broadcast on WNBC in New York, ran a story about President Theodore Roosevelt’s home. Comedian Mo Rocca takes us on a tour of the President’s home and shares interesting trivia. Be sure to watch for the segment regarding President Roosevelt watching President Lincoln’s cortège for an “it happened here” moment.

Second, PBS’s American Experience ran a fascinating story about the history of New York’s Grand Central Station. Who knew the building that so many of us take for granted today had such a past?

Lastly, for some chuckles, Fox’s Family Guy ran an amusing, if impractical, approach to combating identity theft. The show aired Sunday, February 17th.

Happy viewing!

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