Friday, February 1, 2013
Two Things I Never Knew Existed...and a Third
Thing the First: I never knew that the Christian Science Monitor had a cable TV channel. It would have been a bit hard to have spotted it, because it only lasted eleven months before shutting down.
Thing the Second: I didn't know that Mort Sahl had monthly comedy specials on the CSM. The shows reek of non-interference by a network. Most of them consist of him talking about politics and culture, an analysis of the news as only he could do it, special guests and a theme song and incidental music provided by a sizable Jazz ensemble! The producer of these specials, Bob Burns, has uploaded five of these specials to YouTube. If you are a fan of Sahl's you would do well to see them.
Thing the Third: One of the shows had a "new feature", which I will not divulge the name of, however, I was astonished who he brought out as a guest in the embedded video, so take a look at 17:00.
Your jaw may hit the floor; mine did.