I watched the "Senator No" documentary on WUNC and strongly recommend it.
It aired last night at 9:00 pm but I believe it will air again, as most UNC shows do, maybe in another time slot this weekend.
It's pretty even-handed -- probably won't change anyone's mind about Helms' legacy, but it is interesting. It's always interesting to me to see people fleshed out a bit. At times Helms did seem human.
I wish the split between Helms and the Congressional Club had been given more time; was suprised at how frank Carter Wrenn was about the race-baiting tactics he and Helms used in the Gantt/Helms races; I also wish more time had been given to just how foul Helms had been (and still is) about victims of AIDS while they were covering what many saw as a turn-around in his attitude in recent years.
Maybe the producers didn't think they could get away with a two hour documentary. In any event, they made good use of the hour and a half.
--bumped because this was one of the diaries I lost yesterday. The daughter of John Wilson, the man behind the documentary, is a friend of my daughter's. I really meant to have this up yesterday, as I think it is an interesting documentary. Robert P.
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