The Daily Sandwich

"We have to learn the lesson that intellectual honesty is fundamental for everything we cherish." -Sir Karl Popper

Location: Boston, Massachusetts, United States


Thursday, October 14, 2004

Frontline Documentary

This week's Frontline is a two-hour biography of the presidential candidates. It's very even-handed, relying on actual footage and photos that are on the public record, as well as interviews with acquaintances of the two men. You can check your listings to see if it's being re-run, or you can watch the show online.

I was really impressed with it, and I have to admit that I have a heightened respect for Kerry now. Again, I thought that it was very fair. Not that it really matters-- as useful as this would be to the voting public, PBS is a hobgoblin to Republicans, and only regular viewers are even going to be aware that this show exists. Still, it's worth a look. Especially if you're in the camp that's never been too enthused about Kerry as a candidate. The audio of Nixon and Haldeman expressing grudging respectfor him in 1971 is impressive.