Revisiting the heyday of department stores and five-and-dimes


OVERRATED The History Channel: We suppose everyone needs to attract viewers these days, but this network's seemingly easy-to-peg focus seems to be losing its way. The recent "WWII in HD" (pictured) makes sense, but how are sensationalist, faux-factual shows like "UFO Hunters" and myriad Bigfoot and Freemason documentaries tied into history? C'mon, guys, it's not like you have a shortage of material.
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