there ARE some great things about these televised committee hearings on cnbc. here they are:
it's fun to watch crazily-dressed protesters hold up their signs for the camera;
it's fun to listen to the absolutely ridiculous questions of the senators and representatives to realize just how stupid they are;
but best of all, it's great fun to watch the people (on camera) in back of whoever's speaking at the time giggle, put their fingers in their mouths, and blink and bob their head as they're falling asleep!