Monday, August 6, 2012

"10 Things You Don't Know About" Mission Statement

This is my first post in "10 Things You Don't Know About." I am starting this blog because I really enjoyed the CONCEPT of the History Channel show by the same name..."10 Things You Don't About." I enjoyed much, but not everything, about that show and this blog is an attempt to hopefully convince the History Channel to do more episodes of "10 Things You Don't Know About" because I haven't seen any information about any more shows they have planned in addition to the episodes they produced several months ago.

One suggestion is to ditch interviewing people on the street to ask if they knew about this or that as well as to give the percentage of people who didn't know about a certain fact. To me that was just a waste of time and cut into the meat of the show. Also some of the episodes tried to play to sensationalism and were inaccurate such as how Abraham Lincoln enjoyed going to taverns and drinking. Yes, Lincoln did sell liquor but was himself  (unusual for his time) a teetotaler.

I will soon begin posting my own version of "10 Things You Don't Know About" on events and people from history that I hope you will find informative and interesting. And, of course, I will concentrate on researching things that most of you don't know about.

Stay tuned...And History Channel---I sure hope you resurrect "10 Things You Don't Know About." And if everybody notices something inaccurate in what I post in "10 Things You Don't Know About," please feel free to correct me. Hey, even your humble correspondent can be fallible.

1 comment:

  1. I enjoyed the show very much also and feel they could do away with the interviews and stats as well. Seems like he could have told more information on the pieces instead of the interviews and stats.