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10 Things you don't know about... TV show on H2

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by spikechiquet, Mar 26, 2012.

  1. spikechiquet

    spikechiquet Well-Known Member

    Anyone seen this show?
    Wow, what utter crap!

    Hosted by David Eisenbach, this is the historical equivalent to reading the Enquirer for solid journalism.
    They take the smallest morsel of truth and blow it out of proportion to make it sound scandalous.

    Example: J. Edgar Hoover got caught using his telescope as a child to look into his neighbor's windows.
    This show turns this "factoid" into: Did you know J. Edgar was a Peeping Tom?

    Now watching the show on FDR and his wife.
    The question was: Did you know that The Roosevelts defended the White House against a British Invasion?
    The whole "fact" was that 2 weeks after WWII started, Winston Churchill stayed 3 weeks at the White House and he made a mess of the place.


    I know H2 (History Channel 2, FYI) is more about Bigfoot and UFO searches, but wow...this crap was quickly deleted from my DVR record list.
  2. SoCalScribe

    SoCalScribe Member

    Generally speaking, if it wasn't produced by the British at least 20 years ago, and it's on History Channel, it isn't of historical value. The Military Channel has a lot of good documentary programming, but it's obviously focused on military history.
  3. Buck

    Buck Well-Known Member

    The show sucks; however, if it tricks people into learning something about history it could have value.
    That said, I watched half an episode and won't watch again.
  4. MTM

    MTM Well-Known Member

    I haven't seen it, but my 14-year-old son watched it and asked me if I knew Abraham Lincoln had a realtionship with a man.
    I told him there were rumors of such, and he told me the show reported Abe shared a bed with a man and he was sad when his friend moved away.
    If that's all they had, it's a pretty large leap from he was sad his friend moved to he was gay.
  5. spikechiquet

    spikechiquet Well-Known Member

    Everything in that show is a huge leap. They also said how FDR used coke.
    Yeah...so did everyone in the 1920s...it was medicine at the time.
  6. dooley_womack1

    dooley_womack1 Well-Known Member

    Some famous writer (name escapes me) had a short story positing an affair between Abraham Lincoln and a black man.
  7. imjustagirl

    imjustagirl Active Member

    We were all born way too late.
  8. Shoeless Joe

    Shoeless Joe Active Member

    Another episode said Ben Franklin was a serial killer.
  9. imjustagirl

    imjustagirl Active Member

    This show is doing the impossible: It's making history interesting!
  10. dooley_womack1

    dooley_womack1 Well-Known Member

    Carrie Nation did the baked chicken!
  11. 93Devil

    93Devil Well-Known Member

    Is it really worse than...

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