Our family has switched from Cox Cable for TV in Oklahoma to Dish Network, and have opted for the “DISHFamily” lineup. This evening for the first time, I watched several amazing documentaries on the Discovery Times channel. What superb documentaries! These included:
Addicted to Oil – A documentary about alternative fuel options to oil by Thomas Friedman (famous author of The
World Is Flat: A Brief History of the Twenty-first Century)
- Women of the Holy Kingdom – An amazing documentary about the role of women in modern-day Saudi Arabia (this was a real eye opener)
- Battle of Chernobyl – The best documentary I’ve ever seen about the Chernobyl disaster, including many interviews with Soviet/Russian leaders (like Mikhail Gorbachev) as well as soldiers who put their lives on the line to contain the radioactivity.
Another reason I probably blog more than some other edubloggers is that I don’t watch much TV– but with great programming like this available (esp on the DVR we now have) those TV habits may be changing a bit! 🙂
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