I don’t know about you, but I don’t think I’m going to be able to stomach watching the President on TV tonight, announcing why he’s sending more troops to Iraq against the recommendations of the Iraq Study Group, most of Congress and the apparent wishes of the American people.
I know he’s going to do it because he thinks he’s right and the rest of us are wrong, but I don’t need to spend my few precious “free” Wednesday evening hours listening to him tell me that.
So, if you’re like me, and you’re looking for an alternative, I’m suggesting PBS (always a good fallback when the networks are carrying politicians on their airwaves)!
There’s a show that looks great called China From the Inside.
It’s a four-part documentary, with the first two episodes on tonight. One of the episodes is called, Women of the Country, and it will focus on the plight of Chinese women, especially those who live outside the major cities, their extraordinarily high suicide rate and what women are trying to do to change their lives and empower themselves.
Of course it would easier to tune into The Daily Show or a Scrubs re-run, but as the mother of a daughter born in China, I know I’m going to be watching to see what PBS has to say about Rachel’s birth country and why we ought to be interested and concerned about a country with almost two billion people.