Public Broadcasting


Censorship for now


If public television producers are forced to not only bleep words but also to pixelate lips, most will simply cut the scenes, no matter how powerful or relevant, rather than see them turned into a joke.

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NAB/NPR on LPFM: Forked tongues again

by John Anderson,

REC Networks has collected and posted summaries of several "constituency comments" (those filed by groups representing communities of interest), doing the thankless job of weeding through the auto-file form-fill

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Forum on Public Broadcasting: Aug 2

 Aug 2

What does the "public" in public broadcasting mean? What range of opinions should find a home on PBS and NPR, and how should programming decisions be kept accountable (and to whom)? How should stations respond to accusations of liberal bias in public broadcasting? On August 2, Reclaim the Media hosts a public discussion featuring Ross Reynolds (KUOW), Robert Jefferson (KBCS), Ann Suter (SCAN), Randy Brinson and Stephanie Malone (KCTS), on the challenges facing public broadcasting today, and the relationship between public and community broadcasting. The free, public forum takes place Tuesday, August 2, from 6:30-8:30 pm at the Pritchard Island Beach House: 6400 55th Ave S. in Seattle.

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Media Politics - An Open Letter to NPR

by Jonathan Lawson

Dear Kevin Klose,

Let me congratulate you on National Public Radio���s receipt of a $200 million bequest from the estate of Louise Kroc. As President and CEO of NPR, you must have been pretty tickled to get the word.

As someone who has spent years working in the trenches of

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How Public is NPR?

Many of NPR's core listeners in Seattle and elsewhere depend on the network for daily in-depth news coverage which is - they have faith - more free from corporate bias and more diverse than commercial radio and TV news.

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The media's job is to interest the public in the public interest. -John Dewey