Fun Fact about Ira Glass No. 483: He is a vegetarian who sometimes gets “obsessed with meat,” reports The Oregonian.
WNED’s third annual Buffalo Niagara Guitar Festival opens June 15 with acts including the Yardbirds, Buddy Guy, Larry and Murali Coryell and Christopher Parkening. Why in Buffalo? The Buffalo News asks and answers the question.
KERA in Dallas may run a city-owned classical station under a plan being considered by city government, reports the Star-Telegram. An Observer columnist (5/29 , 6/5) questions whether the public station is up to the task.
Cartoonist Ted Rall has an idea for PBS’s next reality show.
NPR’s new deal with the online mag Slate to co-produce a daily newsmag uncomfortably smacks of commercialism, say Mark Glaser of the Online Journalism Review and others.
The Weekly Standard takes aim at Bill Moyers for failing to acknowledge that many of his Now interview subjects have received money from the Schumann Foundation, which Moyers heads. Moyers responds on the Now website.
Only NPR and PBS gave serious coverage to the FCC’s revision of media ownership rules in the weeks before the decision, says the Poynter Institute’s Al Tompkins.