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Old 06-17-2023, 06:11 PM
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PBS Documentaries

Curious to know if anyone else enjoys these, and which are your favorites.

Personally, I love Ken Burns' masterpieces, but have to take the "darker" ones a little at the time. LOVE his Country Music !
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I like the series American Experience and American Masters.
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Old 06-17-2023, 07:53 PM
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Thanks for starting this thread. Iíve been watching Frontline PBS.
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Frontline is one of my favorites! Especially since they started putting episodes up on Youtube.
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Frontline is one of my favorites! Especially since they started putting episodes up on Youtube.
Yep. I subscribe to PBS on YT. They have something new quite often.
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I’m up watching this on Frontline PBS. This is the very reason why I won’t drive behind or around semi trucks if I don’t have to. So dangerous.
https://youtu.be/1LyaWzOesXk
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I love PBS! The Ken Burns series on the “History of Baseball” remains one of my favorites.
And cheerfulgreek, the series on the dangers of semi truck rigs has really hit home with me; I thought about it as we drove back and forth to Nashville, TN, over the weekend.
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I watch a lot of American history. I donít necessarily focus on PBS specifically, but Iím currently watching a series on the Ku Klux Klan that just happens to be by PBS. Itís really interesting.
https://youtu.be/D4ZF70ogq0I
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Iím up watching this on Frontline PBS. This is the very reason why I wonít drive behind or around semi trucks if I donít have to. So dangerous.
https://youtu.be/1LyaWzOesXk
CG, did you see this one? I thought youíd find it interesting knowing that you reside in Minnesota and subscribe to PBS.
https://youtu.be/XWQfDbbQv9E
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I mostly watch PBS, non-fiction and dramas. (I mostly watch on Passport, which comes with a donation to your local PBS station.)

I loved the American Experience about the origins of the game Monopoly. The US & the Holocaust was excellent (though I had to watch an episode of Mary Berry's Favorites after each one, since they made me angry.) And the Ben Franklin one was terrific.
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I watch a lot of American history. I donít necessarily focus on PBS specifically, but Iím currently watching a series on the Ku Klux Klan that just happens to be by PBS. Itís really interesting.
https://youtu.be/D4ZF70ogq0I
It looks interesting! I'll be watching it during the next baseball game...

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I mostly watch PBS, non-fiction and dramas. (I mostly watch on Passport, which comes with a donation to your local PBS station.)

I loved the American Experience about the origins of the game Monopoly. The US & the Holocaust was excellent (though I had to watch an episode of Mary Berry's Favorites after each one, since they made me angry.) And the Ben Franklin one was terrific.
Some of those Holocaust documentaries are crazy insane, and really disturbing to watch. They leave very little out.
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It looks interesting! I'll be watching it during the next baseball game...

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Youíll find it interesting, honeychile. A lot of facts were mentioned that I knew nothing about. Itís a two part series. When you watch the first part, the second part will also automatically show. I enjoyed it. I always love learning new things.
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I love PBS! The Ken Burns series on the ďHistory of BaseballĒ remains one of my favorites.
And cheerfulgreek, the series on the dangers of semi truck rigs has really hit home with me; I thought about it as we drove back and forth to Nashville, TN, over the weekend.
Iím so glad it was on your mind, that way youíre being extra careful, PGD-GRAD. I especially avoid being around them during the winter months because they can jack knife.
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CG, did you see this one? I thought youíd find it interesting knowing that you reside in Minnesota and subscribe to PBS.
https://youtu.be/XWQfDbbQv9E
I have not seen that one. Thank you for posting it, Phrozen. I will definitely watch it tonight. My daughter loves dinosaurs so she and I have been watching a PBS 4-part series on them. She wants to be a paleontologist and sheís only 6. ó she asked me onceÖ ďMom, if dinosaurs didnít die, would you be able to help them if they were sick?Ē lol
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My daughter loves dinosaurs so she and I have been watching a PBS 4-part series on them. She wants to be a paleontologist and she’s only 6. — she asked me once… “Mom, if dinosaurs didn’t die, would you be able to help them if they were sick?” lol
Lol she sounds like a cute, smart kid. That’s actually a good question. Did you tell her that you could? You’re a vet, so could you? Don’t reptiles get fleas, ticks and viruses??
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Lol she sounds like a cute, smart kid. That’s actually a good question. Did you tell her that you could? You’re a vet, so could you? Don’t reptiles get fleas, ticks and viruses.
Thank you, Phrozen. Yes, she is smart.

Well, a lot of the parasites that plagued the dinosaurs have gone extinct, so I’d only be able to go off of modern fleas/ticks and other present day parasites behavior. I mean, if we’re talking dinosaurs and fleas for example …. fleas can be enticed to take blood from lizards, but they generally will not seek out reptiles in nature, probably because there’s little place for concealment. But, if dinosaurs had permanent or semi-permanent resting areas, then I would think these areas made ideal domains for flea larvae. So, it’s possible that a few flea larvae actually developed under the skin of dinosaurs, just as some do today on mammals.

And back then, fleas could have also possibly mechanically transmitted viruses to dinosaurs just as present day fleas do the myxomatosis virus of rabbits. I’m just guessing though.

It’s hard to determine if I could or not, but I told her yes because she already thinks I’m Super Mom.

ETA: this is the series she’s been watching on PBS.
https://youtu.be/i5cXQj80PxM
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