I came across an episode of the BBC program Simon Schama's Power of Art on my local PBS station the other night. It was about Jean-Louis David's famous painting of Marat dead in his bathtub. I knew the painting, but didn't really know much about it - just some half-forgotten high school knowledge of the aftermaths of the French revolution, and that it was a young woman named Charlotte Corday who killed him with a knife. I didn't expect to get such a thorough history of the French revolution along with information about the painting and its creator. I enjoyed it very very much. The next episode is up tonight, about J.M.W. Turner. I set up a season pass for this series on my Tivo, so I won't miss any episodes.