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Why Can't US History Work On Television?

It's July 4th tomorrow, an important day - the most important? - for America, but one that's been curiously untouched for the most part by movies or television. It's not as if historical fiction/retellings are an unpopular genre in other media, so why don't we see that much of it onscreen?

Do We Prefer Comfort TV To Good TV?

Every now and again, you'll see something on television that will stop you in your tracks and make everything else you've seen recently pale in comparison. Which raises the question: Why does television so often fail to live up to its potential?