The other day I'm listening to Day to Day on NPR on earphones while at a coffe shop.
The anchor was introducing an interview with Ted Koppel & I could have sworn he said "Koppel's upcoming talkumentary on the Discovery Channel".
Thinking it over I thought I must have misheard, cheap earphones & a noisy coffee shop.
But I still thought it was a useful term for describing the all too common PBS Front Line style of documentary.
Wall to wall narration, broken only by the talking heads. It's documentary as illustrated lecture.
I listened to the beginning of the story again prior to writing this and I'm now certain the anchor said "talkumentary".
PBS Front Line
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