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Old October 13th, 2013, 07:22 PM   #51

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It seems like the battle is lost. In addition to Pawn Stars, they have Axe Men, Ancient Aliens, American Pickers and scads of other similar "reality" shows where they justify a History Channel location because those guys do something with something that might be old. Oh, well, just tell yourself, "It's only TV...It's only TV...It's only TV". I just wish the would change the network ID to something like The Fixin'-and-Sellin' Old **** Channel.
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Old October 13th, 2013, 07:29 PM   #52
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I truly haven't watched it since the Hatfields & McCoys mini series a couple years back (I think). All it is now is reality based television.
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Old October 14th, 2013, 12:02 AM   #53
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I believe it is possible to make a channel for those interested in actual history.

Mix up with other science programs if history is believed to bring not enough viewers.
In Europe we do have a real history channel - Viasat History. I don't know if it's available in the US. It's a Swedish channel which doesn't produce any of its own content, as far as I know, but it buys history themed programs from other broadcasters around the world. Not all the programs are great, but they are all history. Looking at this evening, the lineup is:

Time Team
In the Steps of Hannibal
Weather that Changed the World
History of Russia Revealed
Instruments of Death (a crap documentary about old-fashioned weaponry)
Second World War in Colour

Not an alien in sight.
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Old October 14th, 2013, 12:08 AM   #54
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In Europe we do have a real history channel - Viasat History. I don't know if it's available in the US. It's a Swedish channel which doesn't produce any of its own content, as far as I know, but it buys history themed programs from other broadcasters around the world. Not all the programs are great, but they are all history. Looking at this evening, the lineup is:

Time Team
In the Steps of Hannibal
Weather that Changed the World
History of Russia Revealed
Instruments of Death (a crap documentary about old-fashioned weaponry)
Second World War in Colour

Not an alien in sight.
I switched to this channel too after two days with History channel..
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