Lest there be any doubt that PBS stands alone as the greatest channel on American television, I give you tonight’s prime-time kick-off program:
“Sandwiches That You Will Like.”
And lest you think there is some humorous trickery involved, here is the full program description:
It’s America between two slices of bread! It’s a slightly goofy celebration of some great sandwiches at some interesting places. Even when much of America seems ‘all the same,’ host Rick Sebak can still find some distinctive, delicious differences in several cities. Sebak and his crew traveled from Maine (lobster rolls) to New Orleans (po’boys and muffalettas) to San Jose (banh mi), talking to sandwich makers, sandwich eaters and sandwich lovers. The program is an explosion of American voices talking about tastes, traditions and toppings.
I was particularly happy to find that it was being broadcast in stereo (who can enjoy a tuna on rye in mono, eh?). No news on a hi-def version yet.