PTV Weekend proposal by Lawrence Grossman, 1997

Posted: May 12, 1997

In May 1997, former PBS President Lawrence K. Grossman put forth results of a study backed by the Markle Foundation. He proposed a compromise on corporate support: Public TV would be permitted to raise needed production money by selling on-air … Continue reading

Reservation of noncomm DBS channels upheld, 1996

Posted: August 30, 1996

This 1996 Circuit Court opinion upholds a provision of the 1992 Cable Act that mandates noncommercial educational or informational programming on 4-7 percent of Direct Broadcast Satellite operators’ channel capacity (DBS provision). The law was not challenged by DBS operators … Continue reading