I finally caught an episode of American Digger last night and I was appalled. This episode focused on the history of slavery in Aiken, South Carolina. It begins with a few rebuffs from folks who want nothing to do with this past; however, the boys finally come across a home owner who is more than happy to comply only after renegotiating the standard agreement on any profits resulting from the dig. The worst part of this show is its star. Former pro-wrestler Rick Savage is obnoxious and seems to know very little about the history of slavery. These guys basically go into a site, dig up relics, and split the proceeds with the highest bidder. The scenes where Savage gets emotional about what he uncovered are priceless. And what does this have to do with the preservation of history?
You will need a shower after watching just 3 minutes of this episode.