What? The History Channel is showing history?

I haven’t watched the History Channel in years, since I have little interest in UFOs, Hitler, or pawn shops, but I may have to see if the tuner on my television works tonight. In celebration of Memorial Day, they’re showing a documentary on US Grant, based on the Chernow biography (which is very good), that is getting good reviews.

I wouldn’t mind seeing the Confederacy getting a good whuppin’. Again.


  1. thelastholdout says

    I saw the ad for this on Twitter and was excited! Unfortunately I don’t have cable, so I may have to spring for something like YouTube TV in order to watch it. Knowing it’s based on the Chernow biography, which I just started, makes me even more interested.
    Side note: conservatives are big mad that this even exists. They’re already howling in the comments of that Twitter ad about “revisionist history” regarding the Civil War and how it’ll portray liberals as heroes or some nonsense.

  2. says

    I have seen good history on the HC, just as Discovery does air good science programs. But it’s more like a few gems in a large pile of steaming shaite.

  3. slithey tove (twas brillig (stevem)) says

    Yes, I am inventing a nickname for this channel,
    1st attempt is –> Fistory Channel (blending Fiction and History)
    2nd attemp –> Phistory (to share pronunciation while keepeing the correct spelling embedded)

    hmmm back to drawing board BRB

  4. blf says

    I assume General Grant will be whisked away by — or perhaps is (or is replaced by?) — ancient astronauts in a flying saucer to help some boys from brazil spread plague, having been hired by teh pawn shoppe trokia based in the Great Pyramid to increase their businessprofits.