As usually happens, the video had not been rewound after the last viewing. So, while we were waiting for the video to finish rewinding, I turned on the TV. Usually all I get is a blank screen, but this time the TV had some reception, and Good Morning America was on.
This story was on when I turned on the TV. The entire class was mesmerized. I had silence and attention. The video finished rewinding, but instead of interrupting I left the show on. I was not about to ruin that wonderful moment of them focused on something other than acting out.
But the story eventually ended, and a commercial came on. It was time to start the video. All I got were groans. And they proceeded to ignore the video for the remainder of the period (not even bothering to take the required notes).