NPR Board hires counsel to probe what went wrong

Posted: November 15, 2010

Reacting to NPR’s abrupt image makeover — from ascendant news organization to partisan punching bag  — the network’s board last week hired an outside firm to investigate the decisions that invited the comedown, the dismissal of news analyst Juan Williams.Dave … Continue reading

Frontline’s producer on pledge shows and online ads

Posted: October 21, 2010

… This is our deepest embarrassment as public broadcasters. I have heard the arguments, and I understand the imperatives, but to think that, hucksters aside, we spend more of our energy and on-air promotional time, pushing programs that have nothing to do with our mission, is shameful…. Continue reading

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