Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Dan Rather and HDNet

Check out this interesting and inspiring article about Dan Rather, who's doing his thing at age 79 for a small audience on an obscure cable channel...and apparently having the time of his life. It's yet another example of the sort of thinking described in my "Explaining Salinger" article.

I've been checking out that channel (HDNet), and find it nowhere near as cheesy as the writer describes. I caught one episode of their series of "Baltic Coasts" documentaries and found it spectacularly good. The series focuses on the work of a variety of "nobodies" doing ordinary things with extraordinary grounded happiness in faraway places. Thoroughly transportive, with loving writing and cinematography - just great television, not to be missed.

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