Not about the popular righty blog. As we were saying, it was a movie of the week, inspired by events of the 70’s where farmers were tipping over powerline towers here in Minnesota.
The movie was “Ohms”, starring Ralph Waite, and it aired on CBS in 1980. I was 11 or so, 5th grade. I remember some things about it fairly vividly. I recall in climactic scene the farmer protester guys sneak into the Governor’s mansion and erect a mini power tower in the lobby or the big great room. Governor encounters this tower in the morning and has a change of heart about the big power line. The end. i think that’s how it went anyway.
IMDB alludes to “Ohms” being a buddy movie of a sort, and I guess I recall that too. Waite was a farmer, and say irascible and conservative, but he had a sidekick who was maybe liberal and radical, and a teacher. I bet teacher character was loosely inspired by then Prof. Paul Wellstone.