There was a frighting bit of video on the program Globe Trekker tonight on PBS. The presenter of the show was allowed to hand start a T. She used both hands wrapped around the handle and was on her knees with her face with in striking range if it had kicked back. I think this was at the Ford museum, not sure, but it was ghastly.
Yikes!! Gotta love our education system.
Correction- you gotta love our entertainment system. This has zero to do with school- Globe Trekker is about traveling around the work not about school, in case folks haven't seen it.
Actually, Wayne is partially correct, the Public Broadcasting System is part of the educational system, even the commercial networks are required to provide educational programing. To give you an idea of what is classified as educational TV, they banned cartoons such as the Roadrunner and Tom and Jerry because they were too violent for children. One of the programs that replaced these violent cartoons was an educational cartoon called Mutant Ninja Turtles. Now the only thing that could possibly be educational was the main characters were named after famous painter. Also, the violence was even worse, because I never saw a kid drop a one ton anvil from a child's helium balloon or launch an Acme rocket at a n opponent, but as soon as the educational TV programming was on, nearly every kid was whacking each other with sticks, but I guess that was good because it was ninja stye, thus introducing some Japanese culture. In Idaho at least, the PBS stations are part of the educational system, and tax breaks are given for those who make donations the same as making a donation to a school or university. We have some outstanding local produced programing, but a lot of the programing comes from the national providers, some good and some bad.
Thank you AGB! I will, however, refrain from elaborating much on what you said. Solely to avoid a major political drift. I did work much of my career on the edges of television. PBS is run almost entirely by educators and politicians. Neither of whom is really trying to educate anybody but the chosen few.
Okay, I have said too much.
Thank you, Gus, for the original post.
Drive carefully, and enjoy, W2