Five things worth knowing today
- After months of patient waiting, it’s back: Discovery Channel’s Man vs. Wild has its fourth season premiere tonight, sending rugged Everyman (okay, maybe a little tougher than Everyman) Bear Grylls to the Arctic Circle.
- We don’t usually get in the habit of recommending local shows, but Bob Dylan and Willie Nelson together in L.A. is too good to miss. These guys have been everywhere—probably just short of the Arctic Circle—and have got the weathered croons to show for it.
- That takes care of respect due to age. On to youth: The U.N. has declared today International Youth Day, this year dedicated to addressing sustainability.
- Today in 1981, the first IBM Personal Computer—that’s “PC” to you—was released.
- And today in 1881, motion picture legend Cecil B. DeMille was born. DeMille’s specialty was the cast-of-thousands epic, a form that was well suited to tackling the big stories like, say, The Ten Commandments. Don’t give Charlton Heston the credit. DeMille parts the Red Sea, below.