Looking forward to tomorrow night's 'Desperate Crossing'
on the History Channel. Sounds like it borrows heavily from Nathanial Philbrick's new book 'Mayflower,' which I read earlier this year
and really liked. Here's an article
on tomorrow's show. ... P.S. - I fully expect, judging by past reviews
of Philbrick's book and the last lines of the article above, that we'll get one of those obligatory downer lectures at the end of the show about how the Pilgrims weren't very nice to the Indians, sort of the way some newspapers regularly run depressing editorials on Columbus Day and Thanksgiving that all but tell us we shouldn't be enjoying the holiday out of guilt. To which you want to say: 'All true. Thanks for the uplifting words. Now shut the hell up and pass the stuffing.' ...Update
- 11.20.06 -- After all that, I missed the show. I'll catch it on reruns, perhaps later this week. Still looking forward to the happy Thanksgiving morning editorials. ...