Of course, everyone knows WAVE has the opening ceremonies of the Olympics tonight. So, I thought I’d check out what the other stations are offering in opposition.
WLKY is running “Ghost Whisperer” – the typical Friday night program, so nothing too crazy there.
WDRB is showing “Hellboy.” Okay, I can see that too. They are shooting for a totally different audience than the Olympics Opening Ceremony.
But “War of the Worlds” on WHAS?!? WOW! Isn’t the Olympics a time of international brotherhood/sisterhood (would that be “humanhood?”)…a spectacle of global comradery…a beacon of light in the darkness that is the current state of the world? And the programming choice against that is a film about the destruction of the earth? Well, I guess that kind of makes sense.
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The year was 1909. The US Army bought the first military aircraft from the Wright Brothers, Sigmund Freud lectured in NYC, and the Manhattan Bridge