First, it was not, nor is, my intention to denigrate "liberals". Half the country is liberal. I consider myself either conservative or liberal depending upon the particular issue. My intention was to describe the conduct and attitude of those exposed to the extremely liberal institutions of higher learning of which Ken Burns is a product. Your definition of liberal, which I agree with, does not seem to exist in today's college campus environment if current news reports are correct.
Hampshire College, Smith College, and Mount Holyoke College are in this category.
I have friends and relatives who were in law enforcement at those institutions who were forbidden and even punished for performing proper police duties up to and including making arrests for sexual or domestic abuse. But, we are completely off topic.
As far as Your Book, it is a monumental work which I am proud to be quoted in. I believe your book is evaluated on its content not the political views of the author.
I don't think Ken Burns being liberal had anything to do with whether Jim Reeves would be included in the documentary or not. I do believe that his educational environment had everything to do with not entertaining input regarding the content of the documentary.
I agree totally with your Eddy Arnold history.
Now to the things I forgot to mention in my first posting.
While attending a function at my grandchildren's high school library, I discovered "The Encyclopedia of Country Music" compiled by the staff of the Country Music Hall of Fame. I had my grandchildren get me a copy as it is very comprehensive and Jim Reeves gets very good coverage. I wonder if Burns had used this work as a guide in his documentary if Jim Reeves would get proper coverage?
A check of Jim Reeves on YouTube shows strong and growing current interest and appreciation of Jim Reeves music, by younger generations. Did Burns take note?
No mention of the movie "Kimberly Jim" that we know of, or Reeves contribution to the expansion of Country Music world wide.
My wife and I were surfing the web a few years ago. We discovered the obituary of a woman from Chicopee Massachusetts, a neighboring town to us. She mentions the effect Jim Reeves music had on her life in her obituary. Impressive. I haven't been able to find it again.
Finally, it is true that we don't know for sure whether Jim Reeves will get adequate mention in the Burns 8 part documentary or not.
It is for sure that the indicators are not good
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