posted on Nov, 19 2013 @ 05:12 PM
The two best things I've ever seen on TV I only saw once, and can't find copies of either of them. Please talk about the best shows or events you've
ever seen on television, and if you can help me find mine, you will be able to see them too!
The two things:
Long time back I turned on PBS one day, and a show was just coming on: Meryl Streep in a one-man performance of "Alice in Wonderland". For the next
hour I watched her play every character! It was amazing. Years later I tried to find it, and the closest I got was a PBS employee who looked it up and
found it was her college thesis tape. Apparently she had to perform and film something to graduate, and that's what she decided to do! This isn't the
"Alice in Wonderland" with other people she performed in later, this was a one-woman show.
The second one is long long ago, and I saw a tape. During the 1968 Democratic Convention (anyone hear of that one? Nah, me neither) they were going to
do a tribute to Robert Kennedy, who'd been killed a couple of months before. When a film on his life was played - I think this was the sequence - and
it ended, the delegates and guests began singing the Battle Hymn of the Republic (I think that's what it was), and they kept singing it, and after a
while the chair tried to gavel for quiet, and they kept on singing, and he gaveled and gaveled, and this went on for 45 minutes!!! All the emotion of
how much that man was loved at the time of his death came out at the convention. I would love to see the full 45 minute excerpt again, or even part of
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