When I lived in Oregon there was a routine for watching LIVE TV on a Sunday Morning. First it was CBS Sunday Morning with Charles OsGood followed by NBC’s Meet The Press. Well now that I’m living in Cuenca the routine has changed but the content has only got richer.
Before I go any further I should say that I have two streaming media boxes (Roku & Apple TV) connected to a VPN router so that my presence on the Internet is somewhere in the U.S.
I start the morning off with CBS Sunday Morning. This Sunday there were two especially interesting stores.
- Top Secret World War II POW housed in Alexandria Va.
- The history of the Queen Mary Cruise Liner and the role it played in WW II
The great part of viewing TV programs on the Streaming boxes is that I can go back several weeks and view programs I may have missed.
After watching Meet The Press. I viewed the week’s new TED TALKS. TED is a nonprofit devoted to spreading ideas, usually in the form of short, powerful talks (18 minutes or less). This week’s winners were:
- Underground Parks in New York City
- Children’s Literature
- Amazon Rain Forest
The last two hours were devoted to watching the PBS Ken Burns Series “The Roosevelts”. An intimate story about Ted, Eleanor and Franklin Roosevelt. I did not know that Ted was shot while making a speech and went on for an hour with a bullet in his chest.
I highly recommend owning a media box and a VPN in Ecuador. I discuss media boxes and VPN on my blog. You can conduct two different searches by using the terms “VPN” and “Roku”.