OK Guys and Gals, Oxford Project, CBS Sunday Morning, Tomorrow,
Sunday, November 16th. Finally
UPDATE: I've never watched "Sunday Morning" before, and it turns out to be a long but pleasant program, hosted by an engaging, avuncular man named Charles, which (remembering Charles Kuralt) seems to be de rigueur for the time slot. Naturally, because it's what I tuned in to see, the segment about the Oxford Project aired dead last—but I enjoyed some of the pieces that preceeded it, especially the ones about the superannuated dancers and the profile of Steve Miller, whose music I have involuntarily listened to to such excess that his very name gives me a sort of shudder. I had to listen to all those old chestnuts yet again in the course of the segment, but, mercifully, in brief snippets, which wasn't too bad. Steve Miller, too, turns out to be engaging and avuncular, as well as refreshingly unpretentious.
I already knew a lot about the Oxford Project, but I learned more about it anyway. They painted Oxford as idyllic, which seems to be in keeping with the reassuring tone of the TV show. I like the fact that the project was originally a way for Peter Feldstein to simply get to know his neighbors. I used to fantasize about living in a small town, until I realized that, in most small towns, you have to be born there to belong. (I now live in a small town near a big city, which is not quite the same thing.) I also liked the fact that Peter had a hard time getting his project started, but eventually had a hard time turning it off. Lots of photographic ambitions are like that, I suspect.
Well worth the time invested, I think. I hope a video shows up online. If it does, and you find out about it, let me know, will you please? I'll post a link.
And thanks to Stan Banos for reminding us of this. —MJ