Re:Pardon my rant against CBS
Well, the "Can't Broadcast worth a Sh.er, System" has joined the ranks of so many once great institutions that seem not to care much about this country and its heritage. And we used to think the Bob Newhart sketch about advising Lincoln how to re-write the Gettysburg Address was funny. Today, it might actually be...."Abe, baby, ya gotta narrow it down to 2 sound bites. Keep We the People and By the People. Blow the For the People!"
Although the 1812 overture has nothing to do with the US, it was Fiedler Masterpiece by a man who also gave Bostonians free concerts on the esplanade every summer. I was crazy enough to be RIGHT THERE in 1976 when the maestro blew away all of Boston and most of the US with that stirring rendition. One of my fondest memories ever. They say we tend to imprint well on bad things (Where were you when JFK got shot?, The Challenger went down?, 9/11, etc). This is one of the GREAT memories that I will cherish. However, I guess my grandkids will have to see a truncated version on TV