Skip to comments.title:Europe's debt: America's Crisis (on PBS)
Posted on 11/01/2012 3:04:21 PM PDT by RatSlayer
Four investigative reports, shot on location in Greece, Brussels, California and Washington DC, highlight this in depth examination of Europe's current debt crisis and its connection to the U.S. economy. Narrated by Swedish author Johan Norberg, and George Mason University professor, Don Boudreaux, the investigative reports ask: "Where did Europe go wrong" and "is the United States now repeating the same mistakes?" In a conference center and restaurant in Malmo, Sweden young thinkers from around the world react to the presentations. Their age makes them inheritors of the problems and the solutions around the corner.
But you could have knocked me over with a feather when I realized that PBS was actually running a a show with a right of center viewpoint.
What happened to lefty gatekeepers at PBS headquarters? Were they too busy sucking up to Odumbo at some fundraiser and this one snuck through whike they were distracted?
Anyway, this one is worth the viewing just because you'll never see anything like it on PBS. Everyone here is already familiar with all the arguments so it's not really compelling from that standpoint.
Here's the trailer:
Went into a big name video store many years ago, on their screens they had the BEST trailer for a syfy/horror type film, made me rent the movie, which turned out to be,(Wait for it.) “THE WORST MOVIE IN THE HISTORY OF MOVIES!” (The movie is so bad I won’t tell you the title because NO ONE should have to endure it.)
I hope you are right and this turns out to be a great show, PBS may be changing their stripes, and starting to go in a whole new direction,(for them). Maybe all this deufnd PBS thing is getting to them and they are turning over a new leaf with non-dems.
However be prepared that you may have seen the BEST parts of it already in the trailer. (ESPECIALLY since it’s from P(ure)BS.)
You didn’t read my post very carefully. I saw the full show on PBS but only posted a link to the trailer since the full show is not up on the web,
As I mentioned in my original post, they didn’t really bring up anything that’s not already well known to everyone in this forum. So it’s NOT compelling viewing from that perspective. It’s just the novelty of seeing a right of center based show on PBS that makes it worth viewing.
With the exception of one British twit in the middle of the program pushing the usual Keynsian print more money crap, all the other people were pushing anti-Keynsian, less government spending arguments.