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Mon Nov 19, 2012, 09:10 PM

Has anyone been watching Oliver Stone's "Untold History of the United States" on Showtime?

I haven't seen anything so far that wasn't covered in my freshman college American history class 20 years ago. Any thoughts?

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Reply Has anyone been watching Oliver Stone's "Untold History of the United States" on Showtime? (Original post)
DJWBlue Nov 2012 OP
mzteaze Nov 2012 #1
DJWBlue Nov 2012 #3
ProudProgressiveNow Nov 2012 #2
DJWBlue Nov 2012 #4
haikugal Nov 2012 #6
ProudProgressiveNow Nov 2012 #7
haikugal Nov 2012 #5

Response to DJWBlue (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 09:30 PM

1. Trying to watch now

This is almost like a primer for CURRENT students.

Not bad but not awesome either.

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Response to mzteaze (Reply #1)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 09:39 PM

3. I agree. It's pretty pedestrian. Certainly not "eye-opening" or "groundbreaking" as it has been

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Response to DJWBlue (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 09:38 PM

2. It had a big buildup....

comes on in 90 minutes MST, is it worth watching?

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Response to ProudProgressiveNow (Reply #2)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 09:42 PM

4. It's worth watching, but there is nothing controversial about it, as it has been described on

various sites.

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Response to ProudProgressiveNow (Reply #2)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 09:48 PM

6. Yes, in my view it is worth watching.

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Response to haikugal (Reply #6)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 10:21 PM

7. Thank you both....

They played it up as being somewhat groundbreaking. I am a history buff and will watch for sure.

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Response to DJWBlue (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 09:47 PM

5. I think...

He highlights how Russia beat the Nazi war machine in a way that is normally overlooked...at least in my education it was glossed over. I knew the Russian people suffered but I wasn't really aware of all that they did, all that they sacrificed to fight back and win on that huge front. I've heard, watched and listened to much about America and England and their efforts but never very much about Russia. It's probably just me. I've been enjoying it and I'm glad to see anything good that's about history.

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