Bob O’Rourke, 72, developed pubcasting science shows

Posted: January 17, 2012

Bob O’Rourke, a former v.p. for public relations at the California Institute of Technology who helped develop several pubcasting science features, died Dec. 27 [2011] of complications following a lung transplant several years ago. He was 72. O’Rourke conceived AirTalk: … Continue reading

Jim Fellows: diplomat at center of pubTV

Posted: January 17, 2012

James A. Fellows, 77, an advocate of high ideals, strategic planning and executive training for public television, died in his sleep Friday, Jan. 6, at a nursing home in Millville, N.J. He had been besieged by Parkinson’s disease and the … Continue reading

As NBC partners, pubmedia may expand reporting, visibility

Posted: January 17, 2012

NBC will share stories, resources and content distribution with two public broadcasters, ProPublica and two local nonprofit newsrooms under the FCC agreement clearing Comcast’s 2011 takeover of NBC Universal. If the preexisting, five-year collaboration between NBC-owned KNSD in San Diego … Continue reading

WGBH puts listings on an iPad

Posted: January 17, 2012

WGBH has begun distributing its monthly program guide, Explore!, in a package that brings video and audio promos along with it to iPad tablets. It can also use Wi-Fi to pull in updated “live listings” from the Web even after it’s in the viewers’ hands. Continue reading

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