BY BRIAN GODAR
Does anybody actually remember when the History Channel (I mean History, since they are trying to take over the entire genre of “things that happened before now”) did what its name implies and broadcast entertaining history-based TV shows? No? Don’t feel too bad, because those memories are fading for me as well. The onset of tangentially history-related reality shows like Pawn Stars and American Pickers brought an end to shows about Hitler, D-Day, and dogfights (don’t get too excited Mr. Vick, that’s planes, not actual dogs).