State aid to Virginia stations again in jeopardy

Posted: January 17, 2012

Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell (R) has proposed zeroing out the state’s $7.2 million in state funding for Virginia’s public television and radio stations and their educational telecommunications services for the next two years. Pubcasters hope to convince McDonnell to restore … Continue reading

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

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