Post by Charles Traynor on Feb 3, 2022 21:18:31 GMT
Thanks for posting those links to the series, Hal. I have watched the Holocaust miniseries twice before in my life. The first time was when it was originally broadcast back in the late 70s (I can’t even remember if I even saw all the episodes), but a vaguely positive memory of the series had stuck in my mind and so I watched the entire thing again around 12 years ago. Although the series is anti-German propaganda designed to make the viewing public feel sorry for the fate of the Jews during WW2 I couldn't help being mildly amused because of the subject matter.
One thing I can still recall from my original viewing of the series with 100% clarity is the beginning of my lifelong dislike of actress Meryl Streep. It turns out I am a pretty good judge of character because that bitch has given her public support to (((Roman Polanski))), an on the run convicted paedophile who plied a 13 year old minor with drugs before raping her at Jack Nicholson’s house in Los Angeles back in 1977.
I guess a third viewing of this classic will be coming soon as I still have a high quality version of the series in digital format.
Post by Charles Traynor on Feb 19, 2022 16:02:09 GMT
One can’t but have the greatest respect for those who stood up and were counted in the war against evil all those years ago. Perhaps Scott knows more about this story?
New York Times: March 31, 1979, Page 24
WASHINGTON, March 30 — The Federal Communications Commission dismissed today a complaint by a New York organization called the Ridgewood Group that had asked for equal time to refute the “Holocaust” television series. The complaint, which had been filed against WNBC‐TV in New York, had been lodged by Friedrich P. Berg, corresponding secretary of the Ridgewood Group. The F.C.C.'s broadcast bureau had denied the complaint, and today it was appealed to the commissioners. The commission, in a quick and routine action today, asserted that the NBC producers had not engaged in controversy by asserting that the Nazi regime killed millions of Jews, and thus the New York group had no grounds for demanding that its opporing view be aired.