Wednesday, September 26, 2007

"The "War" and "Babe"

Ken Burns got to me last night in episode # 3 of his documentary on World War II. I saw it coming in episode I, on Sunday night, but that didn't diminish the power of the segment . The segment was "Babe's" sister reading a letter she wrote to him in Italy on his birthday and was in my opinion one of the most powerful things I have seen on TV in a long time. Her voice says it all. "Babe" was an American soldier fighting his way up the Italian boot. He was from Waterbury Connecticut and from an Italian-American family. The set up to the segment was the reading of "Babe's" letters home through out episode's I, 2 and 3. Thanks Ken.