Scott Hardie | January 15, 2002
Is anybody else out there watching Ken Burns's documentary about Mark Twain that is currently airing on PBS? It's damn good. I heard lots of funny lines from Twain, but only one made me laugh out loud (read it slowly). "Imagine you're an idiot. Now, imagine you're a member of Congress. Wait, I've just repeated myself."

Anna Gregoline | January 15, 2002
Yeah, Scott. We're all watching a thing about Mark Twain that's airing at 1:30 A.M. on PBS. All of us.

Scott Hardie | January 16, 2002
It aired in prime time on Monday and Tuesday night. I guess the overnight broadcast was a rerun. Maybe there are more rebroadcasts to come. I thought PBS programming execs were better than those at MTV and VH1 ("if it gets good ratings once, rebroadcast it constantly for a month"), but maybe not.

Also, it got a lot of national attention. Ken Burns documentaries always do, and should. I know I'm unplugged from the national culture in some ways, but this is one where I'm certain I'm not the only person who knows about it. :-\


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