StoryCorps, the latest project of independent producer David Isay, has drawn 300 people to its Grand Central Station booth for interviews since opening two months ago, reports the Chicago Tribune. Isay appeared recently on NPR’s Morning Edition to share excerpts … Continue reading
New York Times Magazine profiles Anne Wood, creator of Teletubbies and now Boohbah, who studies videos of kids watching the programs in their homes to add to her considerable understanding of what moves 3-year-olds (not excluding flatulent sounds). Tabloids say … Continue reading
Common Cause last week criticized the appointment of big Republican donors Cheryl Halpern and Gay Hart Gaines to the CPB Board. Chair of the Republican Jewish Coalition, Halpern, with her family, has given more than $324,000 to GOP candidates and … Continue reading
The public TV operation in Richmond, Va., Community Idea Stations, will devote the early afternoon of its second over-the-air channel to state Senate coverage starting in mid-January. WCVW, which would ordinarily air PBS Kids, will return to the air in … Continue reading
Starting in January NPR will distribute Creators at Carnegie — a 13-part “genre-busting” series based on a concert series of Nonesuch Records artists performing at Carnegie Hall. Artists range from the Kronos Quartet to Emmylou Harris and Youssou N’Dour.
After accepting the KOCE Foundation’s bid for the Orange County public TV station, Coast Community College District greatly reduced the effective price, forgiving 30 years of interest payments and making other concessions, the Los Angeles Times reported. (Via AP.)
The Village Voice declares Now with Bill Moyers one of television’s top achievements in 2003. (Via randomWalks.)