A Brief History Of The History Channel

About Kylie Sturgess

Kylie Sturgess is a Philosophy teacher, media and psychology student, blogger at Patheos and podcaster at Token Skeptic. She has conducted over a hundred interviews including artists, scientists, politicians and activists, worldwide.
She’s the author of the ‘Curiouser and Curiouser‘ column at the Committee for Skeptical Inquiry website and travels internationally lecturing on feminism, skepticism, and science.

  • michaelgreen

    The recent South Park episode “A History Channel Thanksgiving” really takes them to task for this descent into woo.

    Also, being South Park, there were a lot of jokes about stuffing.

  • furtivezoog

    A similar tragic decline has happened, to varying degrees, with The Learning Channel (TLC), Discovery Channel, and A&E. With the History Channel, these were touted, at one time, as replacements for the quality educational and cultural programming of public broadcasting.

  • ‘Tis Himself, OM

    I stopped watching The History Channel when it became The Hitler Channel so I’m not really aware of it becoming The Woo Channel.

  • michaelcross

    Add Nat Geo to the list. They’ve become little more than a network for stroking people in uniform and drug war mania pieces. Terrible.

  • carolw

    Sad but true. There’s little to no educational programming on TV any more. Our local PBS station has cooking, sewing, and painting. Happy little trees.