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Tuesday, January 13, 2009

There's a World Going On Underground: Creepy S.F. Tunnels Latest Fodder For History Channel

Posted By on Tue, Jan 13, 2009 at 11:58 AM

Amidst the deluge of End-of-Days, Nostradamus junk that seems to take up the lion's share of the History Channel's programming these days (whatever happened to The Hitler Channel?) San Francisco made an appearance -- not that you'd recognize it.

The weapons depots, nuclear missile silos, and the vast network of tunnels beneath our feet are the current stamping ground for "Cities of the Underground" hosted by Don Wildman (Don, do you need to still note that you were the Sprint Dime-a-Minute Guy and an Oreo pitchman in your bio? You have a show on quasi-basic cable crawling around in subterranean tunnels! How cool is that?).

Local blog Laughing Squid notes that its contributor, John Law, serves as Wildman's tour guide.

According to The History Channel's Web site, the San Francisco episode next airs on Thursday, Jan. 15 at 11 p.m. on local channel 62.

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Joe Eskenazi was born in San Francisco, raised in the Bay Area, and attended U.C. Berkeley. He never left. "Your humble narrator" was a staff writer and columnist for SF Weekly from 2007 to 2015. He resides in the Excelsior with his wife, 4.3 miles from his birthplace and 5,474 from hers.


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