It’s a plan

Posted: March 24, 2010

Comic recreation of a gripping behind-the-scenes drama playing itself out at the Federal Communications Commission, animated using Xtranormal technology.

A proposal to abate viewer confusion

Posted: January 25, 2010

PBS Ombudsman Michael Getler wrote recently in his online column about what he views as a problem: that public television viewers are confused about where programs on public television come from and assume that everything on public TV originates at PBS. What … Continue reading

Disconnect ’twixt board and manager

Posted: December 14, 2009

Stations struggling with mounting deficits often cut jobs, but the shears rarely lop off the highest rank as they did at WHQR in Wilmington, N.C., a year ago. In December 2008 the Wilmington station’s board of directors cut staff from … Continue reading

‘Sloppiness,’ not wrongdoing, led to probe, says WNET chair

Posted: September 21, 2009

The leadership of WNET said a federal investigation into the station’s use of federal grants totaling almost $13 million is wrapping up, and the organization is financially sound. “There was sloppiness as opposed to real wrongdoing in terms of our accounting systems, which has been addressed,” said James Tisch, chairman of the WNET Board, in an interview. Continue reading