Take it or leave it

There’s a wonderful miniseries running on PBS right now — “The National Parks: America’s Best Idea.” I just want to mention it for the benefit of those who are interested in such things but might have overlooked this program. Those of you who aren’t interested in such things, move along. I understand it’s not everyone’s … Continue reading Take it or leave it

PBS scores with ‘Judgment Day: Intelligent Design on Trial’

This evening PBS aired “Judgment Day: Intelligent Design on Trial.” I sat riveted for the entire two hours. Fascinating looks at the people and testimony in the Kitzmiller vs. Dover case in Pennsylvania a few years ago, where the judge had to decide whether an effort to inject Intelligent Design (ID) into the school’s science curriculum was … Continue reading PBS scores with ‘Judgment Day: Intelligent Design on Trial’

Run, Barack, run

Charlie Rose interviewed Barack Obama (D-IL) last night on PBS. I caught the last half of the show, and once again was spellbound by the Senator. Articulate, thoughtful, low-key but confident. It wasn’t so much Obama’s position on issues as his thought process that impressed me. He’s analytical, open-minded, seems to consider broad options and … Continue reading Run, Barack, run