Posted: October 1, 2003

Richard Pearce discusses his film “The Road to Memphis,” an installment in PBS’s The Blues, on the Washington Post‘s website.

Posted: October 1, 2003

Twenty-three more public TV organizations received digital conversion funding in the year’s second round of Public Telecommunications Facilities Program grants. Aid went to state networks in 10 states, Connecticut, Iowa, Montana, Nebraska, New Mexico, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Texas, Vermont and … Continue reading

Posted: October 1, 2003

Gerald Boyd, the former New York Times editor who stepped down after the Jayson Blair flap, is talking with NPR’s Tavis Smiley about becoming executive producer of Smiley’s show, reports the New York Post‘s gossip column. (Via Romenesko.)

Posted: September 30, 2003

Noncommercial radio broadcasters can apply to the FCC to reserve certain vacant FM allotments. The deadline is Nov. 21. (PDF.)

Posted: September 30, 2003

As the number of TV channels grows, the number that the average household watches grows much more slowly, illustrating the squeeze on audience size. It’s now 15 out of 102. In terms of percentage, that’s a new low of 15 … Continue reading

Posted: September 30, 2003

KCET, Los Angeles, has backed out of a joint bid for the license of KOCE in Orange County, the Los Angeles Times reported. The public TV station’s licensee, Coast Community College District, is expected to choose a buyer Oct. 15. … Continue reading

Posted: September 29, 2003

“It wasn’t until I was 28 that I could write confidently,” says Ira Glass in ReadyMade. “I had been living with a woman for seven years who thought I was a moron. The day after she moved out, I wrote … Continue reading

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