The End of the History Channel as We Know It?

It has been a few years since the History Channel actually wanted anything to do with history. They swapped out serious programming for Pawn Stars, American Pickers, Swamp People, Ax Men, and the like a long time ago. However, their sister network H2 still remained with a tiny shred of credibility, as most history-oriented shows…

History Channel’s “Chasing Tail”: Are You Kidding Me?

The only thing more prevalent on television nowadays than sexual innuendo is stupidity, or in the case of the History Channel, irrelevance…or maybe both? Just when you thought the network may have been turning over a new leaf with scripted dramas such as The Bible and Vikings, and a powerful documentary series, The Men Who…

What History is Left on the History Channel?

It seems that the History Channel has been the brunt of jokes since time immemorial, whether it was when people dubbed it the “Hitler Channel”, due to their seemingly 24-hours-a-day broadcasting of all things Adolf, or in more recent years, their featuring of endless specials on the Mayan Doomsday and how aliens are responsible for…

Travesty to History: Gettysburg Documentary Wins Four Emmys

When I read that the History’s Gettysburg documentary from this past May was nominated for six Emmy Awards, I wanted to laugh. Today, when I found out that they actually won four, I wanted to cry. Okay, so maybe tears did not really well up in my eyes, but that does not make me any…