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OscarV
11-16-2008, 14:24
The Modern Age of Bourbon will be featured on "CBS News Sunday Morning", November 23, 2008.
A CBS reporter and a three person news crew spent several days in KY learning about bourbon's past, present and what the future may bring.
The segment will focus on the anniversary of the repeal of prohibition and how today's bourbon has evolved.
The show airs 9-10:30 am eastern.


I tried to start a new thread about this in the "Industry News" section but I was not allowed and I see all the threads there now are locked, even new ones that were started less than a year.

GOCOUGS2002
11-16-2008, 14:27
Thanks for the heads up Oscar, I'll be sure to check it out.

polyamnesia
11-17-2008, 14:49
gotta get my wife to DVR this...she records ALL the sunday morning talk/political shows...i hope there isn't a 'conflict' !

pepcycle
11-19-2008, 10:45
Your wife can operate a DVR????

Is she married??

Darn.

SBOmarc
11-19-2008, 13:22
Thanks for the heads up on this also. Just for kicks, My wife is a DVR expert.

RM High
11-22-2008, 18:47
Thanks for the heads up on this also. Just for kicks, My wife is a DVR expert.

Our DVR is on the fritz. Needs a new power supply.

fishnbowljoe
11-22-2008, 20:34
Haven't got a DVR yet, but my VCR is set and ready to go. Joe

polyamnesia
11-22-2008, 21:37
my wife SAID it's set to record....i plan to watch it live anyways while sipping somethin'!

Virus_Of_Life
11-23-2008, 03:01
I was given a DVR/HD box even though I had only asked for HD, cable companies are bastards but that's a story for another thread, thus far I have used it to only record Jim Cramer's Mad Money, Fast Money and my new favorite Whale Wars; however I guess I'll now figure out an even better use for it and probably have to start paying for it... I just hate it when technology overtakes my shallow beliefs and stubbornness. :shocked:

Whale Wars by the way is a great show, I'd encourage everyone to watch it and research the facts of how few whales exist of certain species and how certain countries plan to begin hunting them again regardless. :hot:

... My cable box list a show from 7-830, I wonder if that is it?

Gillman
11-23-2008, 06:48
I just caught the show and unless I missed part of it, it was 10 minutes long. An accurate but rather short, and therefore generalist, history. The part I liked best was when Bill Samuels was showing historical bottles in his family's collection. One bottle, unopened and nearly full, contained a dark-coloured liquid he said was from the 1870's. He also showed a T.W. Samuels bottle made by an ancestor not long before Prohibition, and the first bottle of Maker's Mark.

Gary

OscarV
11-23-2008, 07:07
yeah, it was pretty weak, just another re-read of the MM myth.

ThomasH
11-23-2008, 07:11
They spent more of the show's time talking about the Caesar salad beinf invented in Tijuana!

Thomas

funknik
11-23-2008, 07:23
They spent more of the show's time talking about the Caesar salad beinf invented in Tijuana!

Thomas

True! And honestly, this was almost more interesting than the MM segment. The coolest part was seeing the old bottles and photos, but this was pretty lame and definitely played like a Maker's commercial. Better than nothing, I guess.

BourbonJoe
11-23-2008, 08:06
I was dissapointed.
Joe :usflag:

fishnbowljoe
11-23-2008, 08:19
I was disappointed too. I thought it would be more about bourbon in general. Even though I like MM, the same old song and dance gets old. Joe

ILLfarmboy
11-23-2008, 08:30
I was disappointed too. I thought it would be more about bourbon in general. Even though I like MM, the same old song and dance gets old. Joe


You said it, Joe

But its CBS, what did we expect? Probably someone working in the news room orders a Maker's and Coke while everyone else orders their chocolatiny. So they figure Maker's must be the "shiznit." (new word I learned from Slob) :cool:

callmeox
11-23-2008, 08:33
Did you all expect an in-depth expose in 10 minutes based on a three day stay in Kentucky?

OscarV
11-23-2008, 08:51
Did you all expect an in-depth expose in 10 minutes based on a three day stay in Kentucky?

In the original post I made about this story I got all that info from their press release.
I did lead me to belive that it was going to be somewhat in-depth.

I do regret missing Fox News' account of the current bourbon revival titled,...Liberal Conspiracy: First Floride, Now Bourbon!

fricky
11-23-2008, 08:52
I was a bit disappointed. I expected more; however, it is probably a good introduction to someone that knows little about bourbon.
Doug

ILLfarmboy
11-23-2008, 09:12
...I do regret missing Fox News' account of the current bourbon revival titled,...Liberal Conspiracy: First Floride, Now Bourbon!

:rolleyes: Oscar, I mentioned "CBS" by name not because I wanted you to think of Fox News. I was thinking of the recent program by The Discovery Chanel, "Modern Marvels" on whisk(e)y. and their other program "Rum runners, Moonshiners and Bootleggers". Both are pretty good programs, very much unlike what I just saw.

ThomasH
11-23-2008, 09:39
Rumrunner, bootleggers, and moonshiners was on last night and was a really good show. The show this morning was also basically a commercial for that guy on the show, The Top Chef. I need to eat a 175.00 per person (not including tip or drinks) dinner in one of his restaurants like I need a hole in my head. I also have the Thanksgiving menu thing down too, I don't need any more recipe ideas. I think our own Chuck C. could do a miles better job on a show about the bourbon industry and in fact already has!

Thomas

polyamnesia
11-23-2008, 10:44
i haven't seen it...but i am EXPECTING more...probaby should've watched it first. nonetheless, if not to what i expected, i will les CBS know. if needed. all should do the same.

smokinjoe
11-23-2008, 11:23
Well, you guys must have not watched to the end where they did a beautiful, albeit short, pictorial on Wild Turkey. ;)

On the other hand, I could have watched an hour on the "Heart Attack Grill" and their waitresses :o

Skunk
11-23-2008, 11:40
On the other hand, I could have watched an hour on the "Heart Attack Grill" and their waitresses :o

I missed the bourbon fluff piece, but this was on when I got up. Watching the customers eat 2 pound burgers on lard dipped buns (?) almost made me lose my Stagg from the night before.

OscarV
11-23-2008, 11:44
Well, you guys must have not watched to the end where they did a beautiful, albeit short, pictorial on Wild Turkey. ;)


yeah, I guess I missed that.

I did like when they mentioned that the used bourbon barrels were sold to scotch distilleries and she said you scotch drinkers are getting a little bit of bourbon.
This might be bad with the current shortage if they recruited new bourbon drinkers with that info.
But the old line still stands,....the more the merrier.

smokinjoe
11-23-2008, 15:29
Actually ya'll, the piece on the "Wild Turkey", was just a about a minute spot at the very end showing real wild turkeys walking around and gobbling. :p Plus, watching to the end got me to see Bob Schieffer up next.

Back to the piece we're all concerned with. Even though it was short. And, directed at the masses, and not us in Bourbonia. I'm still cool with anything that pops up on mainstream media about our favorite libation. And, I gotta tell ya, my heart gets to fluttering whenever I see a barrel getting dumped, and the amber liquid is pouring out....:thankyousign:

cowdery
11-23-2008, 18:32
You can read it on the CBS News web site here (http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2008/11/23/sunday/main4628091.shtml). It appears from past practice that they'll probably post the video in a week or two.