[Mgs] Reality TV

Rick Lindsay richardolindsay at gmail.com
Tue Feb 17 10:39:55 MST 2015

Guys, I've followed part of this thread and can share a thought or two.

In the early '90s, I worked in Russia. Not cosmopolitan Moscow, mind you. I was in Murmansk and later, on Sakhalin Island. While there I talked with locals about TV. Most importantly, they couldn't understand western TV. In '90s Russia, TV was an information system, intended to communicate important information (a.k.a. propaganda). Using it for entertainment was never imagined, and western programming, once understood, was considered squandering a valuable resource. American, and most of British TV, is entertainment. Even the so-called news networks are entertainment. Have you looked at Headline News Network lately?  Gack!

And while Top Gear is partially scripted, it includes a random factor. But in no case should it be considered a source of serious practical information. It is entertainment. I wonder what the '90s era Russians would think of it?!

Happy Connecting. Sent from my Sprint Samsung Galaxy S® 5

-------- Original message --------
From: Mike Duvall via Mgs <mgs at autox.team.net> 
Date:02/17/2015  11:15 AM  (GMT-06:00) 
To: PaulHunt73 <paulhunt73 at virginmedia.com> 
Cc: mgs at autox.team.net 
Subject: Re: [Mgs] Reality TV 

If you mean the criteria I posted eliminates Top Gear,  that was my point. 

On Feb 17, 2015, at 2:13 AM, PaulHunt73 <paulhunt73 at virginmedia.com> wrote:

> Still doesn't apply to Top Gear.
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> I guess several of you were confused by my posting.
> ....


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