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    HISTORY channel

    Why do they always show things from the future. Shows like "Life After People" , and
    "2012" or whatever it is. Shows that show disasters that will "end" the world. I don't really get why they have shows that are based around the FUTURE when it is called the HISTORY channel. Yeah, most of there shows are about history but there are those few that aren't. I understand that the event of the world ending would be a HUGE event in history, but it won't matter if there is nobody around to call it history will it?



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    Re: HISTORY channel

    And what about the "Ax Man" show or whatever it is that they have... doesn't seem like it belongs. They are going the way of MTV, in that their programming is much different now than it used to be.



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    Re: HISTORY channel

    The world ending wouldn't be history because their wouldn't be anything or anyone to remember it.



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    Re: HISTORY channel

    It seems like they are trying to compete with the Discovery channel, based on some of their programming.


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    Re: HISTORY channel

    there is only so much interesting history before you have that whole bit of history memorized.


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    Re: HISTORY channel

    I don't know about you guys, but I'm getting REALLY tired of all this doom and gloom programming. Can't turn on these channels (which I usually love) without something about the end of the world. Nostradamus, 2012, Mayan calendar predictions, yada yada yada.

    Not only are they depressing (whether you believe them or not), but they are on all the dang time.



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    Re: HISTORY channel

    Quote Originally Posted by DaddyMac View Post
    I don't know about you guys, but I'm getting REALLY tired of all this doom and gloom programming. Can't turn on these channels (which I usually love) without something about the end of the world. Nostradamus, 2012, Mayan calendar predictions, yada yada yada.

    Not only are they depressing (whether you believe them or not), but they are on all the dang time.
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    Re: HISTORY channel

    I call it the Nostradamus Channel.


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    Re: HISTORY channel

    Quote Originally Posted by DaddyMac View Post
    I don't know about you guys, but I'm getting REALLY tired of all this doom and gloom programming. Can't turn on these channels (which I usually love) without something about the end of the world. Nostradamus, 2012, Mayan calendar predictions, yada yada yada.

    Not only are they depressing (whether you believe them or not), but they are on all the dang time.
    I agree totally!

    Give me some WW2 or WW1 programming, or ancient Rome, or Revolutionary America, or Elizabethan England, or the Crusades, particularly both sides of that conflict. Or Latin American history, or even the history of Mexico, or Russia from the Tsars to today.

    That would be some great stuff that I would watch, and I am sure others would too. It also looks like enough programming for at least a good 3 months. Maybe they should call me up?

    Heck, even the history of eastern Europe would be fascinating, particularly Vlad Ţepeş. Now there is some material for them.

    Oh, and I believe History Channel is owned by NBC now, so that is why you are getting all that doom and gloom stuff about the future. Unless we change the way we live, we are doomed!


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    Re: HISTORY channel

    I personally think that they need to start making some more shows. Its getting pathetic. That is why we keep getting the same old doom shows. They are repeats. Sure they had their time and I tuned in to watch it.........ONCE! It makes me sick that we are making celebrities out of those Nostradamous losers. I am about to grow a nasty beard and make up some wild *** prediction from a quantraine too. Seems like there is a healthy career in it.



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    Re: HISTORY channel

    They have to put shows like that on to keep the ratings up. I would like to see some more interesting stories about history, but stuff on the renaissance or Latin American history probably wouldn't draw huge crowds. I think I heard them say this week was 'Apocolypse Week' or something like that, which may explain the number of doomsday shows.

    While the entire 'Life After People' show is about the future, they do incorporate a bit of history into it using real life examples of towns and buildings that have been started to decay. I actually find it very interesting and I think it sits decently in the programming. Why they have Ax-Men on is beyond me. That should be on discovery or similar.



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    Re: HISTORY channel

    Quote Originally Posted by joefrog View Post
    I agree totally!

    Give me some WW2 or WW1 programming, or ancient Rome, or Revolutionary America, or Elizabethan England, or the Crusades, particularly both sides of that conflict. Or Latin American history, or even the history of Mexico, or Russia from the Tsars to today.

    Heck, even the history of eastern Europe would be fascinating, particularly Vlad Ţepeş. Now there is some material for them.
    All that type of stuff is on History International.

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    It's Apocalypse Week. Did you buy one of those TV's that only gets the History channel? I would have researched more before doing that.



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    Re: HISTORY channel

    Quote Originally Posted by joefrog View Post
    I agree totally!

    Give me some WW2 or WW1 programming, or ancient Rome, or Revolutionary America, or Elizabethan England, or the Crusades, particularly both sides of that conflict. Or Latin American history, or even the history of Mexico, or Russia from the Tsars to today.

    That would be some great stuff that I would watch, and I am sure others would too. It also looks like enough programming for at least a good 3 months. Maybe they should call me up?

    Heck, even the history of eastern Europe would be fascinating, particularly Vlad Ţepeş. Now there is some material for them.

    Oh, and I believe History Channel is owned by NBC now, so that is why you are getting all that doom and gloom stuff about the future. Unless we change the way we live, we are doomed!
    You've never actually seen the History channel have you? They have shows on pretty much all of those topics.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Sousaclone View Post
    They have to put shows like that on to keep the ratings up. I would like to see some more interesting stories about history, but stuff on the renaissance or Latin American history probably wouldn't draw huge crowds. I think I heard them say this week was 'Apocolypse Week' or something like that, which may explain the number of doomsday shows.

    While the entire 'Life After People' show is about the future, they do incorporate a bit of history into it using real life examples of towns and buildings that have been started to decay. I actually find it very interesting and I think it sits decently in the programming. Why they have Ax-Men on is beyond me. That should be on discovery or similar.
    That show has to do with history though, as well. The trees they are cutting down and the ones they find in the river, are old trees that were grown awhile ago (history).


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