Friday roundup: This American Doodle, troubles at KCETLink

Posted: February 14, 2014

• Nothing spells love quite like This American Life. For a Valentine’s Day Doodle, Google has enlisted the Public Radio International program to present five love-themed stories from the series, complete with animations. Host Ira Glass provides an introduction. Time has a … Continue reading

WNET responds to report on funding for pension series

Posted: February 13, 2014

New York’s WNET issued a statement responding to a PandoDaily article that scrutinized funding for its topical reporting series, The Pension Peril.  In the article, published Wednesday, reporter and columnist David Sirota argued that the WNET production was ethically tainted by undisclosed … Continue reading

Gerdeman named new senior v.p. of development at PBS

Posted: February 12, 2014

Betsy Gerdeman, former senior v.p. of development at KLRU-TV in Austin, Texas, has been named PBS’s senior v.p. of development services. She replaces John Wilson, a veteran PBS program executive who resigned Jan. 3. PBS President Paula Kerger announced the hiring Wednesday. “For … Continue reading