Examine WAMU’s budget and “there are no thousand-dollar designer trash cans lurking in the numbers, no junkets to Caribbean islands, nothing that smacks of illegality or unethical spending,” reports the Washington Post. Instead the numbers reveal how an ambitious strategic … Continue reading
German public television is defending two of its cultural channels from politicians’ proposal that they be merged to save money, the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung reported. Public TV is seeking to increase the tax on TV sets 6 percent to 17 … Continue reading
Some Vermonters want their state public radio network to carry Democracy Now!, but the network’s president says the show won’t air because of its brand of advocacy journalism, reports the Rutland Herald. Other public radio managers say their listeners have … Continue reading
Virginia and the District of Columbia have begun to compete for the site of PBS headquarters, the Washington Business Journal reported. PBS’s lease in Alexandria, Va., expires in 2006.
The Berkshire Eagle criticizes Bill Moyers for his Nov. 28 interview with Jim Bouton, former major league baseball pitcher and author who battled the newspaper over preservation of an old baseball park in Pittsfield, Mass. During the same broadcast, Moyers … Continue reading
New York’s WNET is looking for a few good donors, reports the Daily News. The station needs cash to digitally restore some of its most valuable programming, including “American Family” (1973) and “The Great American Dream Machine” (1971-72).
The Annenberg Foundation has given $3.5 million to the Metropolitan Opera to help keep the company’s weekly broadcasts on the air, reports the New York Times (reg. req.). ChevronTexaco withdrew its support for the Met earlier this year.