After a decade of failed efforts to reverse the tide and rescue the system, PBS is in crisis mode, reports Television Week.
“I don’t like the East Coast,” says roving public radio reporter Scott Carrier in The Salt Lake Tribune. “There’s too many people, it’s too flat and there’s too many trees.” A show of Carrier’s photographs has opened in Salt Lake … Continue reading
KOCE will remain a public TV station, it appears. Its operator, a community college district in Orange County, Calif., rejected bids from religious broadcasters and accepted one from the KOCE Foundation last night, the Los Angeles Times reported. With strong … Continue reading
Coast Community College District, operator of KOCE in Orange County, Calif., will decide whether to sell the public TV station at a board meeting tonight. Two religious broadcasters remain as bidders along with the KOCE Foundation, which would keep the … Continue reading
NPR’s Terry Gross was unfair to Bill O’Reilly in her much-discussed interview with the Fox News host, writes NPR Ombudsman Jeffrey Dvorkin. And he says her resorting to an “empty chair” interview approach was “an unethical technique and should not … Continue reading
The National Association of Broadcasters is trying to discredit a MITRE study of low-power FM, claiming it is technically flawed and falls short of its congressional mandate. NPR also questions MITRE’s methodology but, breaking from precedent, suggests ways the FCC … Continue reading
A contributor to DIYmedia.net describes a recent confrontation with NPR President Kevin Klose over low-power FM. “It almost seems like if [former FCC Chairman Bill] Kennard would have shown him some personal deference, Klose might have swung the other way … Continue reading