Posted: November 14, 2003

“Public radio is riding high,” writes devoted fan William Powers in the National Journal. “These days, my most powerful media experiences, the stuff I can’t forget, are public radio experiences.”

Posted: November 12, 2003

Ira Glass talks TV and much more with The Onion: “With a lot of shows, whatever my girlfriend is watching, that becomes my taste. I know everything that’s happening on Gilmore Girls.”

Posted: November 12, 2003

Joan Kroc’s gift to NPR ought to inspire other donors to step up rather than shy away, editorializes the Indianapolis Star.

Posted: November 11, 2003

Conservative columnist Brent Bozell informs us that NPR didn’t really need the $200 million gift from Joan “Mommy Peacebucks” Kroc. The Media Research Center also scoffs at the idea that Kroc saw NPR as “objective.”

Posted: November 11, 2003

Ken Stern, NPR’s executive v.p., tells the New York Daily News much of the income from Joan Kroc’s $200 million gift will fund programming. “We see moving from an era of limitations to an era of possibilities,” he says.

Posted: November 10, 2003

Kentucky’s Georgetown College sold public station WRVG-FM, as Current reported, but got a permit last week to start a low-power FM station, reports the Lexington Herald-Leader.

Posted: November 10, 2003

PBS will add a public affairs show featuring Tucker Carlson, conservative cohost of CNN’s Crossfire, to its line-up by next June, reports Television Week and the Washington Post [scroll down].

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