The final rounds of the National Spelling Bee will be broadcast tonight (Thursday) on ESPN. It starts at 5 PM Los Angeles time, or 8 PM in the East.
I've never been able to make it through a huge amount of the broadcast, but always have enjoyed times I did sit through it.
In the words of E.T. -- Bee Good.
By the way, even if you don't watch much of the coverage -- or even none of it -- I highly recommend the wonderful documentary, Spellbound, which follows eight contestants in the 2001 competition. The joyous film received an Oscar nomination as Best Documentary Feature. It has a stunning 98% critics rating on Rotten Tomatoes (though the viewer rating there is a "just" 83%...) It's available on Netflix. Here's the trailer --
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Robert J. Elisberg is a political commentator, screenwriter, novelist, tech writer and also some other things that I just tend to keep forgetting.
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