Gen. THOM HARTMANN... Why can I NOT get your program “THE BIG PICTURE” to play on my laptop?
Monday, July 28, 2014 Beverly Hills, CA
Attention: Gen. Thom Hartmann,
I am a serious news junkie scholar and I am very disappointed that of all the free newsy Podcasts I subscribe to, month after month, week after week... your Podcast THE BIG PICTURE, my favorite of them all, by far... is the only one that I have difficulty playing on my MacBook Pro laptop.. and I do have the most current software for it (10.6.8) and iTunes (11.3)! Why does it take 4-8 hours to download THE BIG PICTURE and then, when the Download List says “DONE”, I have not been able to get it to play one program for the past week?!
With my second favorite THE RACHAEL MADDOW SHOW... my third favorite NBC NIGHTLY NEWS WITH BRIAN WILLIAMS...my forth favorite MEET THE PRESS WITH DICK GREGORY... and my fifth favorite THE MCLAUGHLIN GROUP I have no difficulty downloading each show in only an hour, and when I doubleclick the blue dot...they all play... everytime!
My favorite other shows are all only Audio, but I have no difficulty downloading them in around an hour each, and when I doubleclick the blue dot... they play... everytime, also! They are...THIS WEEK (ABC), FACE THE NATION (CBS), 60 MINUTES, RING OF FIRE, and REAL TIME WITH BILL MAHER et al. [I wish Jon Stewart had a Podcast!]
ITUNES SUPPORT has advised my that the problem is probably at your end. You may need to acquire a new software Administrator or process. Even when I try to play THE BIG PICTURE directly on the iTunes Subscription List spot on the iTunes Store... it does NOT play. And why do you list only one show, the current day’s show? Why not list at least a weeks worth? MCLAUGHLIN GROUP lists more than two years worth of past shows on iTunes and they all play!
Perhaps, G.O.D. forbid, the Tea Party wing of the RapePubliCon Party NSA et al are sabotaging your show’s connection to my ISP address! Could this be happening this soon in our present-day Oligarchy/Plutocracy?! How many other subscribers to your THE BIG PICTURE Podcast are having difficulty playing your show?
If any of you who are reading this Blog of mine out there... are having difficulty downloading in a timely manner, and/or playing THE BIG PICTURE... please email me and let ME and THOM know so we can correct this situation. Having the power to prevent or postpone CIVIL WAR II may depend on it! After all, Thom, you may very well be the most articulate and, potentially, the most powerful progressive voice on Planet Earth!
Arthur J. Earthmann
P. S. Thom, thanks for having "The Latest from THE BIG PICTURE" on your Home Page. I'll watch it there for now. Suggestion: please add one more video box that says... "The Rest of Today's Show (on The Big Picture) for those of us who cannot play it at home. Also, why not just have your complete show of the current day in sequencial order including all of your imaginative scenes? And furthermore, below that have a list of your most recent complete five shows for those, like me, who are having problems downloading or playing them?
I have an appointment at the Genius Bar at the Beverly Hills Apple Store tomorrow 7-29-2014 to see if they can find out why I cannot play THE BIG PICTURE.
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