What Jon Rice gave to viewers and to friends

Posted: October 8, 2001

Jon might say that his prime legacy is this television station. What Jim Day and Jon Rice created from nothing more than a dream is an enviable monument. He loved KQED without reservation. He loved it with a passion that didn’t waver for 47 years. Continue reading

Geller to FCC: scrap the rules, try a spectrum fee

Posted: October 30, 2000

More than three years after promising digital channels to broadcasters, the FCC held a hearing Oct. 16, 2000, about what the broadcasters should do in exchange for the spectrum. Most of the testimony was about possible FCC rules requiring political … Continue reading

Will Senate loosen definition of ‘educational’ channels?

Posted: July 3, 2000

Public broadcasters are ramping up efforts to secure support of their position in the Senate after the House of Representatives overwhelmingly approved legislation that could force the FCC to permit religious broadcasters to use reserved noncommercial educational channels without determining … Continue reading

Seize the diversity market: a pragmatic view

Posted: November 1, 1999

With the search for Ervin Duggan’s successor now underway, public broadcasting has an opportunity to reflect on how the next PBS president should deal with the many controversial issues facing the system — 30-second spots, leasing of the digital spectrum, … Continue reading