I hate the disastrous train wreck that THC has become. What do truckers, pawn shops, junk dealers and swamp people have to do with history? What does corporate propaganda about how things are made have to do with history? Quoting: Eponymous Coward
If they wanna put a channel on and call it the Boring White People Channel, that would be fine. Let us just call it what it is.
In two years, Wolfe has gone from describing American Pickers like this:
"Each item we pick has a history all its own and the people we meet are a breed all their own. We make a living telling the history of America...one piece at a time."
[link to en.wikipedia.org
"With the American Pickers cult flourishing, Wolfe's passions are going mainstream. Collectors are clamoring for the Americana curiosities and oddities that make up the bulk of what he and Fritz pick each week, and their mud-caked, sunbaked aesthetic is shaping interior design trends as well.
"I've always bought what I liked, and I've made a living off of my eye and my gut and what I think is cool," Wolfe says. "On Monday nights, I have an hour-long commercial on what I think is hot. Imagine being in business and having that opportunity.
Whatever we're finding, people are like, ‘Wow, that's cool. I love it. I want to buy one of those.'""
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An hour-long commercial to showcase his business and wares to interior designers. The History Channel can drop the pretense that American Pickers, Pawn Stars, American Restoration or any of this type of programming is about history.