No direction home? Get up, stand up!
To show a Scorsese documentary about Bob Dylan on Kunskapskanalen must be part of the SVT-strategy promoting the new, so-far-not-so-popular Public Service stations. To air West Wing on SVT24 would also be part of that strategy, something Jonas Morian has written about.
Until we can see Scorsese’s documentary on Swedish TV, I strongly recommend the documentary series about pop and politics, called “Get up, stand up” and aired on Monday nights (fourth episode tonight on SVT2 at 22:30). You will find a related link about the documentary here. I think the series have been excellent so far, as have fellow blogger Ali Esbati. To hear Bobby Muller (founded Vietnam Veterans of America – VVA; co-founder of the International Campaign to Ban Landmines that won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1997,) thank Bruce Springsteen for saving the VVA with his concert donations just underlines the important links between politics and music. The more historic episodes about Joe Hill and the trade union movement have also been extremely inspiring if you truly believe that it is not a coincidence that pop and rock most often ends up to the left on the political spectrum.