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By Orrin G. Hatch
Procedural changes impede the chamber's traditional deliberative function
Topic - John Baick
The list of television shows about hunting for elusive treasure amid mountains of discarded stuff keeps growing like a suburban landfill. At least three new entries are premiering this summer, adding to the already double-digit roster of shows about "pickers" and pawn shop owners and people who bid for the contents of storage containers.
"Like the hunt for the Holy Grail, in all the accounts it ends up being a humble cup of tremendous value," he says.
"More choices means less shared history," says John Baick, associate professor of history at Western New England University, in Springfield, Mass.