America: the history of us

Discussion in 'Life After Brown' started by rod, Apr 25, 2010.

  1. rod

    rod retired and happy

    A 6 part series starting tonight on the History Channel------Looks like some good viewing. 9:00-8:00 central time.
  2. moreluck

    moreluck golden ticket member

    WHAT, and miss Gene Simmons Family Jewels !!!!!!!
  3. bigbrownhen

    bigbrownhen New Member

    It does look good, and just checked it won't conflict with our regular Sunday night shows, so we will try to catch it. Hope they play reruns of the rest of the series, might miss Tuesday night. NCIS is back on.
  4. fethrs

    fethrs Well-Known Member

    More, don't tell me you watch that show.....I do sometimes, it's a hoot and I love the way the kids tease Gene and make fun of him.
  5. moreluck

    moreluck golden ticket member

    I've never missed an episode !! He is not your normal drugs, no booze and loves his little Jewish mom. Seems like a good dad too. He just has this hang up about marriage.
  6. rod

    rod retired and happy

    The 1st episode was excellent. I'm hooked. The 2nd episode is next Sunday. Being on the History Channel I'm sure it will be repeated many times.
  7. ups1990

    ups1990 Well-Known Member

    Excellent show! We should make all children of all racial makeups sit down and watch this program. A great lesson is American history, outstanding.
  8. Just Numbers

    Just Numbers Retired

    I totally agree. Most high school kids don't even know who we fought in the revolutionary war. I know some adults also have the same problem. I guess you really can't fix stupid.
  9. MaryE

    MaryE Guest

    I love our country's history. A did you know?
    On the aluminum cap, atop the Washington Monument in Washington , D.C. , are displayed two words: Laus Deo.
    No one can see these words. In fact, most visitors to the monument are totally unaware they are even there.
    These words have been there for many years; they are 555 feet, 5.125 inches high, perched atop the monument.
    Though construction of this giant obelisk began in 1848, when James Polk was President of the United States , it was not until 1888 that the monument was inaugurated and opened to the public. It took twenty-five years to finally cap the memorial with a tribute to the Father of our nation, Laus Deo 'Praise be to God!'
    When the cornerstone of the Washington Monument was laid on July 4th, 1848 deposited within it were many items including the Holy Bible presented by the Bible Society.

  10. moreluck

    moreluck golden ticket member

    You learn a lot of little odd facts by reading the Dan Brown books.....the last one was set in D.C.