Thursday, April 19, 2007

Yesterday's Truth Applies to Today

How oddly fitting is this blast from the past of an episode of "To Tell The Truth" that weaves together two seemingly unrelated tragic headlines of this week -- the Virginia Tech incident and the passing of Kitty Carlisle. Ms. Carlisle's statements on the impact of guns in Nixon-era society are completely fitting for today.

Often looking back at old TV shows or movies from my childhood, I am sorely disappointed that they lack the intelligence that I thought was there at the time. The opposite is true of this little gem, and it's hard to imagine any debate like this happening today on network TV. We have, in fact, dipped far below the depths predicted in the film "Network."


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