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TV Show Critic

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Hi,all you fellow Whyvillians. Each week, I will be watching one or some of the shows that MediaWiz has recommended. For those of you who don??t watch them, you might be interested in this, just to see how cool some of the shows really are.

This week,there really only was one show that interested me,so I watched it. That show was "Amelia Earhart-Final Flight. " I've always admired her for her dreams, one of which she was unable to achieve. So, here goes. If you're interested on the subject of her, please read on.

All right, just in case some of you don't know who or what I'm talking about, I'll explain. Amelia Earhart was a pilot. I'll put emphasis on WAS. Okay? I'll give you some base information about her, then move on.

Amelia Mary Earhart was born on July 24, 1897, in Atchison, Kansas. She glimpsed her first airplane at the tender age of 10, as airplanes were less common back in the early 1900's. When she first saw the airplane, she didn't think much of it at all. She was much more interested in a paper hat which she purchased at the fair that she was at.

During the next decade or so, she purchased a few airplanes, having only a few accidents. Then on April 27, 1926, her life changed forever. It was changed by a phone call which said, "How would you like to be the first woman to fly across the Atlantic?"

All right. . . I'll have to wrap this up, so. . . .

On her flight across the world, on July 2, at 8:45 a.m., the final message from Amelia Earhart was recieved, her tone of voice sounding frantic.

The United States Navy searched thoroughly, but never found a trace of Amelia Earhart, the plane, or the aviators. This mysterious disappearance of Earhart has caused rumors to fly throughout the years. I suppose what really happened could be uncovered, or something could be found out someday, but for now we'll just have to play it by ear.

Now for the show. . . .

I found it all right, but I have seen better, more detailed shows before. I mean, if you like history and mysteries, you would probably like it. It would really depend on your taste for this show. It's either something you'd really like or wouldn't really understand. To understand, you'd kind of need to know some stuff or something about Amelia's background before jumping to the final flight. All in all, I did like the show. It was something that kept me watching until the end.

If you would like to find out more about Amelia Earhart, just go to http://www.google.com. Type in Amelia Earhart, and there you have it. See you around!

This is Amanda signing off.



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