Tuesday, December 2, 2008

TV Tax Dollars at Work

We interrupt our regularly scheduled broadcast to bring you this odd little item from PBS. Showing this week, so TV Guide says,

"A team of experts seeks to determine what causes the deaths of mountain climbers at extreme altitudes."

Er, we need a team of experts for this? It's very, very cold. The air is very, very thin. Rocks are sharp and hard and it's a long way down when you fall.

Aren't you glad we pay for this with our tax money?

In general, I'm pretty fond of PBS programs, which in my neighborhood are predominantly well-done science documentaries, 50s TV series, and British dramas. Still, I have to hope this description is a little bit askew.

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