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  •  What's Masterpiece? (1+ / 0-)
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    trillian

    Sounds like WaPo was just trying to get a PBS shot in,  and really built a huge construct to do it.

    The revolution will not be privatized.

    by Bush Bites on Thu Dec 08, 2011 at 04:57:02 AM PST

    •  Ah, nevermind. (2+ / 0-)
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      nonnie9999, JBL55

      It's been so long, I didn't even know they changed the name from Masterpiece Theatre.

      MSNBC really killed my PBS-watching habits.

      The revolution will not be privatized.

      by Bush Bites on Thu Dec 08, 2011 at 05:27:32 AM PST

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      •  It's more than that. (0+ / 0-)

        "Masterpiece" also now encompasses "Mystery" (with a new lead-in by Alan Cumming) and includes both classics (hosted by Laura Linney) and contemporary works (hosted by David Tennant), all under the aegis of The Masterpiece Trust which (with any luck at all) puts great programming like that beyond the reach of those who would de-fund public television out of existence.

        Last month there were some great one-act plays, one of which starred Emma Thompson and Alan Rickman, and the new mysteries are terrific.

        Mr. L and I lurve "Masterpiece!"

        "The fears of one class of men are not the measure of the rights of another." ~ George Bancroft (1800-1891)

        by JBL55 on Thu Dec 08, 2011 at 12:21:47 PM PST

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