Have you guys seen the show on Discovery Times Channel, Only in America? This show is great. Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times reporter, Charlie LeDuff travels around the country to discovery little-known cultures. The first episode I saw was TiVo’ed quite accidentally because he spent a week with an Arena Football team – the Amarillo Dusters. I have TiVo set up to record anytime it sees Arena Football. This was a great stroke of coincidence.
In the show, he worked out with the team, interviewed the players, and basically lived as one of the team – he even got to play in a game. Next up was the gay rodeo – another very interesting episode that looked behind the scenes at a huge underground culture of homosexuals to get together to bust broncs and bulls.
This current episode features the real-life fight clubs. Yes, they exist and have since long before the movie. I have to say it for Charlie LeDuff – he is not afraid to really get into it and experience what he covers. He steps in the ring against the toughest of the East Bay Rats – a 300lb slab of muscle and punching power. OUCH – rough way to earn a living.
If you get a chance, check out the show. You won’t be disappointed.