We found out during our squabble with Cox Cable just how many of you are connected to cable to watch your favorite television programs. Do you have HBO? If you do, there's hardly any way you could have missed its spectacular "John Adams" which is going into its final repeats this week. The 7-part history miniseries started March 16th, and really brought the American Revolution to life. (David Morse plays General George Washington, and it looks like you're really hearing the words out of the mouth of the great man.)
The usual wisdom in network television is that no one will stop what they're doing, or pay attention long enough to follow a 7-part series on Sunday nights. The only mention of "Adams" on CBS was David Letterman's funny clips and skits about the show. And with a network like PBS, it's hard to tell from one city to the next when one of their special programs will be on from one week to the next. My questions to you are, first of all, did you watch any part or all seven segments of "John Adams?" Would you have watched it if it were on CBS once a week? Is there any chance one of the major networks would put up the money to produce such a special program as "JA?"
My whole family thoroughly enjoyed "John." HBO's gain was certainly CBS' loss. RH