Wednesday, September 24, 2008

My MonsterQuest debut

Not bad. History Channel (or just History, as they now style themselves) has just run the "Giant Bear Attack" episode of MonsterQuest. It had the expected breathless reports and descriptions of bear attacks, but they kept the science in there. We were all a bit disappointed that MacFarlane's bear from 1864 was proclaimed "definitely just a brown bear" by a modern expert, and the detour into a New Jersey town overrun with black bears seemed unnecessary, but overall, a good job. They took out more of my interviews than they left in (normal practice, of course, with TV), but I thought most of my good points made it in.

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