Flow plan would push spots deeper into PBS hours

Posted: May 31, 2011

The traditional pledge-drive mantra brags about a piece of public television’s ancestral DNA: “PBS — your home for quality, uninterrupted programming.” So the public reacted fairly predictably when PBS announced at this month’s annual meeting in Orlando that it’s considering … Continue reading

Escape of the Grannies

Posted: February 7, 2011

… The two Grannies and their tour group of 14 were, for the moment, safely ensconced in comfortable floating quarters as mobs paraded through Cairo demanding the ouster of President Hosni Mubarak…. Continue reading

Newman’s own way: ‘speak up and do things’

Posted: December 13, 2010

In June 2007, when conservative publisher Rupert Murdoch purchased the venerable Wall Street Journal, actor and philanthropist Paul Newman was upset. Wary of Murdoch’s reputation for buying up and sensationalizing news outlets, Newman sensed trouble ahead for American newspapers. Soon … Continue reading

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