News and Documentary Emmys, 2011

Posted: October 17, 2011

It’s been a very good Emmy season for indie documentaries on PBS. POV received four of the six statuettes credited to PBS in the National Academy of Television Arts and Science’s Sept. 26 Emmy announcement. Two went to Food Inc., … Continue reading

Party backs GOP nomination debate at OPB in March

Posted: October 17, 2011

Oregon Public Broadcasting will produce and provide to NPR and PBS stations exclusive coverage of a Republican presidential debate from its Portland studios March 19, 2012. The 90-minute debate “will come at a critical time in the campaign” before anyone … Continue reading

Democracy Now! claims vindication in arrests settlement

Posted: October 17, 2011

Producers of the progressive pubradio/TV news program Democracy Now! are receiving $100,000 to settle their federal lawsuit against police authorities over their arrests while reporting on demonstrations outside the 2008 Republican National Convention in St. Paul, Minn. Host Amy Goodman … Continue reading

WVIA leaders plot revival of donated jazz recording label

Posted: October 17, 2011

The pubcaster serving Scranton/Wilkes-Barre plans to bolster Chiaroscuro’s collection of some 200 master recordings dating back four decades with new sessions recorded in its 5.1-channel Dolby Surround Sound studio/theater. Possibilities include a jazz show for NPR and PBS stations, and an HD channel dedicated to the musical library. Continue reading

Correction: More than five in Hidden World of Girls

Posted: October 17, 2011

In producing The Hidden World of Girls, the new documentary specials offered during NPR newsmags this month, producers Davia Nelson and Nikki Silva — the Kitchen Sisters — didn’t limit themselves to following the lives of five girls, as indicated … Continue reading

Mission: aid at-risk stations to prevent loss of spectrum

Posted: October 17, 2011

Should preserving noncommercial television licenses be the top priority for public broadcasters, or should financially unstable public TV stations be sold, become unstaffed repeaters or allowed to die off to right-size an extensive system of stations? Independent Public Media says: … Continue reading

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