Archive for January, 2012

January 22nd, 2012

Hobos, Youth Movements, & the Warner Bros. Archive

If the embed won’t work for you, watch Riding the Rails on the PBS website.

Welcome back, Recessionistas, I hope you all had a brilliant holiday and an entrance into 2012 worthy of Nick & Nora.  I might as well tell you that I somewhat unexpectedly received a television for Christmas (courtesy of Mama Fierce, who apparently reads the blog!  Hi Mom!), and while as of yet do not have cable, am very happy that my Golden Age viewing is no longer restricted to a laptop screen.

Over the past few months, I have watched many things, but been unbelievably lazy about committing the experiences to paper.  Hopefully I can rectify that, New Year’s Resolution style.  But in the meantime, I’d like to share with you a happy discovery I made last month:  PBS’s American Experience has a smattering of documentaries available for online viewing.  Moreover, their entire series on the 1930s is part of that offering!

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