Grassley renews feud with History Channel over lack of history programming

Grassley renews feud with History Channel over lack of history programming
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Sen. Chuck GrassleyCharles (Chuck) Ernest GrassleyOvernight Defense: Pompeo blames Iran for oil tanker attacks | House panel approves 3B defense bill | Trump shares designs for red, white and blue Air Force One On The Money: Pelosi says no debt ceiling hike until deal on spending caps | McConnell pressures White House to strike budget deal | Warren bill would wipe out billions in student debt | Senate passes IRS reform bill On The Money: Pelosi says no debt ceiling hike until deal on spending caps | McConnell pressures White House to strike budget deal | Warren bill would wipe out billions in student debt | Senate passes IRS reform bill MORE (R-Iowa) renewed his feud with the History Channel in a tweet Saturday, blasting the network over the lack of history programming.

“Turned to History Channel 'The Curse of Oak Island '. Again no history Change name of channel to'ETC,' ” Grassley tweeted.

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Grassley is no stranger to taking swipes at the network, previously slamming them for airing the show “Pawn Stars,” which follows a family-run pawn shop in Las Vegas. 

The top Republican’s Twitter feud with the network dates back to at least 2012, bemoaning the channel’s lack of “real, old-fashioned history program[s].”

The History Channel finished 2016 ranked eighth in ratings out of all basic cable networks.