Journalist Heather Lende has been writing obituaries in the small town of Haines, Alaska, for 20 years.
“Summer TV really used to be all about reruns, but now you get sort of a mix of them burning off shows that didn’t make it in the regular season, and attempts to launch something that’s genuinely interesting. And then you just get a lot of really silly and frivolous stuff,” NPR’s Monkey See blogger Linda Holmes told Here & Now’s Robin Young.
“The summer season changed a lot in the early part of the 2000s,” Holmes said. “Particularly after ‘Survivor’ premiered in the summer, they started to try to make new shows, but there also is a lot of stuff that feels like time filling.”
Peter O’Dowd follows the route of Abraham Lincoln's funeral train 150 years ago, to look at modern-day race relations and Lincoln's legacy.