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    DonOct 29, 2012 at 1:59 pm

    I agree the article was somewhat of a rant, but I don’t really get your point. “The Men Who Made America” wasn’t advertised as a documentary, it was promoted as if it was a scripted drama. Also do you consider reality programing such as “Ax Men” or “Pawn Stars” to be documentaries? If so then we do have something to argue about. History Channel playing actual documentaries I don’t have a problem with that at all and is a paticular creative and quality niche the channel can serve. Instead The History Channel claiming that reality show are documentaries, or promoting documentaries as if they are original scripted programing is false advertising and the result of lowest common denominator thinking on a medium and a channel that has the potential to do so much more. Appreciate you reading the article but if you think my talents are better served flipping burgers I incourage you not to check out my column next week because you will have to be strain yourself creatively to think of an even lower occupation for which I am qualified for. Thanks for reading my column at all and at least being passionate enough to comment. -Don

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    JamesOct 28, 2012 at 11:35 am

    How is this an article at all? all this is is some guy ranting about how he doesn’t like documentaries. You compare a Documentary with actual television, and of course the television will always win. its like comparing Mac to PC, it can’t be done. they are so different that you can’t put an accurate rating on the both of them. Go back to your day job at McDonald and leave writing to those who can make an interesting comparison.

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