food for your brain: arte

arteWell, I´ve to say that the television-landscape in germany ist just a big katastrophy – it´s not the commercials which take longer than some films you want to watch, but it´s the qualitiy of the program itself. „Cheapy-creepy“ talkshows, so many people are just talking shit – sometimes I think they should just shut their mouth – piss off! No one wants to hear what you are saying. Whooo: you think what is wrong with you, Ingmar? It makes me angry:I see the problem in the fact that people are watching TV – I mean it´s ok, as long as they watch things which are a little-little bit intellectual, and are for their information. But TV seems to dry out the brains of our country, 1984 comes true, people are just watching clueless onto their screens, waiting for being said what they should do. In this context the german/french TV station arte is a bit of heaven in this hell: They have a real interesting program. For example: „mit offenen Karten“ („with open cards in english“, „le dessous des cartes“ en francais). This show tries to analyze political, cultural and economical circumstances by using geography. What consquences did 9/11 have? Who needs a warfare in afghanistan? Why is Kioto so important for our future? Very fascinating. I´ve just seen the preview and was blown away: I will definitely watch it on the next wednesday at 22.30. Here you can find all technical details for how to get arte. By the way, the design of their website is extraordinary good – and it fits perfectly to the TV screendesign. Thank you, arte…