Posted: March 12, 2003

“Let’s call it what it is: It’s ‘state television,’ with all that implies,” writes Roger Smith in a harsh critique of public TV at TomPaine.com (a website edited by John Moyers–son of Bill).

Posted: March 12, 2003

PBS is negotiating deals for distribution of its kids and primetime programming via cable’s video-on-demand platforms, according to Deron Triff, PBS’s v.p. of digital ventures, in an interview with Tracy Swedlow’s Interactive TV Today.

Posted: March 11, 2003

Newsday‘s Noel Holston compares public TV pledge drives to black-velvet Elvis portraits.

Posted: March 10, 2003

More public radio stations than ever could change hands this year, reports an Associated Press article spurred by KQED’s recent acquisition in Sacramento.

Posted: March 10, 2003

Frontline‘s producers objected to similarities between their PBS public affairs documentary series and the ABC reality show, Profiles From the Front Line, reports the Boston Globe. [scroll down to third story]

Posted: March 10, 2003

“What Mr. Rogers could have taught Michael Jackson” in Sunday’s New York Times.

Posted: March 10, 2003

J.J. Yore, new v.p. of programming at Marketplace Productions, hopes to collaborate with L.A. station KPCC on projects such as a series about pop culture, reports the L.A. Times.

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