Been rewatching both The West Wing and Sports Night. It’s fascinating to watch shows about sports and politics from two decades ago and see what’s become dated and what hasn’t.
In particular, discussions on TWW about gays in the military and gay marriage are blissfully outdated now.
And yet, the “Mary Pat Shelby” episode of SN about sexual harassment of female reporters by men in sports remains just as relevant now as it was in 1998, as seen just last week with the Mets and their now-ex-general manager Jared Porter.
Plus ça change, plus c’est la même chose…
Sigh. The thing about progress is that it’s slow and doesn’t ever end………..