Must-see TV

Posted by Anonymous
on Thursday, April 03, 2008

PBSI have something to look forward to on the idiot box.  OK, Battlestar Galactica returns this week with the launch of season four, so two things, actually. The other: PBS will rerun Timothy Ferris’ 60-minute masterpiece on stargazing, Seeing in the Dark, June 11 (check your local listing for times). When the special first ran last November, I didn’t know PBS aired a high-definition broadcast.

Imagine, scanning deep-sky images on a crystal-clear, big-screen HDTV.

Oops, one problem: I still have the old-style television. The kind Homer Simpson once compared to HDTV as “like watching television after rubbing sand in your eyes.”

The Milwaukee Brewers are off to a good start this baseball season and will play a night game June 11. It might be difficult to ask a corner bar to tune their HDTV from the Brewers to PBS. Maybe I’ll invest that upcoming $600 stimulus check from Uncle Sam into a big-screen HDTV.

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