Posted: December 8, 2003

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

Posted: December 8, 2003

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

Posted: December 8, 2003

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.

Posted: December 5, 2003

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

Posted: December 4, 2003

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).

Posted: December 4, 2003

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.

Posted: December 3, 2003

KGNU-FM in Boulder, Colo., is working with Public Radio Capital to help buy an AM signal in Denver.

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