Posted: May 15, 2003

The FCC has fined WCVE in Richmond, Va., $10,000 for illegally constructing and operating a new antenna site. The station started broadcasting from the site before it requested FCC permission to do so. The commission later denied WCVE’s petition. Read … Continue reading

Posted: May 15, 2003

Fortune magazine profiles Christina Cooks, the public TV show from Christina Pirello and her husband/partner Robert. Her combination of macrobiotic cooking and flavor makes a business that grosses $300,000 from underwriters and $350,000 from books, workshops and other sources. See … Continue reading

Posted: May 9, 2003

White Teeth, a television adaptation of the best-selling book, “captures a more complicated and satisfying aspect of the novel: the poignancy and redemptive sweetness of the losers who populate [Zadie] Smith’s comic vision,” writes a New York Times reviewer. The … Continue reading

Posted: May 9, 2003

David Isay will unveil StoryCorps, a national oral history project, later this year. As he tells the New York Times, “This is our beachhead against ‘The Bachelor.’”

Posted: May 7, 2003

Walter Cronkite and CNN anchor Aaron Brown are the latest TV journalists to agree to appear on public TV stations in infomercials paid for by manufacturers. The New York Times put the spotlight on American Review and other series of … Continue reading

Posted: May 5, 2003

A Star Tribune review of Studio 360 calls PRI “public radio’s equivalent of HBO in terms of turning out cutting-edge programming.”

Posted: May 1, 2003

Astronomers have named asteroid #26858 “Misterrogers” in honor of the late children’s TV host, reports NEPA News. (Via randomWalks.) PBS will distribute a live broadcast of Rogers’ memorial service May 3.

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