I am a frequent viewer of History channel and generaly recommend the program to my friends and encourage my children to learn from it. I may differ in some interpretations and opinions,but rarely had a cause to write to you. What disturbed me was the above presentation.Filled with inaccuracies to the point that I believe it is blatant disregard for journalism and honesty in reporting.I am obviously not a Serb and may have somewhat less objective view ,but if you cared to check your references you will find a barrel of malicious propaganda. How could you let this happen?! The list of "errors" is too long to go over,they are continuous. So, I am not only distressed with this, but will be very reluctant in future spend my time with "H", let alone recommend it.
Thank you for your recent e-mail regarding programming on The History Channel. We take particular pride in our programming and were disappointed to learn that you were unhappy with the content of Balkan Tinderbox.
All of our programming is the result of a very deliberate and defined process. Our research department is continuously studying what interests our viewers and our current programming is a direct result of their findings.
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To: Sports@msnbc.com 16 Feb 2002 Subject: Olympics
Who ever decided where and when to put the commercials during the presentation of countries at the opening ceremonies of the Olympics ought to have his head examined! It was a monumental mistake, as NBC ought to realize that these countries, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Turkey and several others were badly slighted by such cavalier action.
Every country participating in the Olympics has the right to be acknowledged. It should not be too difficult to show the commercials, both, before the start of the ceremony and afterward, but never in between the parade. Cutting out any country is inexcusable. I hope this is the last time we see such unfairness.
Sincerely, but very annoyed,
Hilda Maria Foley
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