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  •  PBS is honestly stuck between a rock and a hard (2+ / 0-)
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    Lily O Lady, Quequeg

    Place. Relying on big corporations for production funding has its cost. And I agree that it's not only sad, but dangerous that our public television system is so at the mercy of big business for its sustainability.

    If you think the show was bad, google America's Heartland whose sponsor is Monsanto.

    I encourage you to check out my soon-to-launched non-profit http://ppptv.org, formed because many many producers cannot find funding to produce great shows. This hurts PBS in many ways but hurts the American public exponentially.

    You'll notice that we have a show in our "under consideration" line up that is all about fresh, local, sustainable cooking and agriculture. It's called Let's Eat Freshand had a great line up of guests for the discussion part of the show. But the show lacked the funding necessary to get produced.

    Hopefully, ppptv can change that. It's long overdue and unless something changes, America will lose its public television network. Viewers just have so many options for eduction and entertainment now. If PBS cannot begin to attract the under 40 set with any regularity, and give them programming they like and value enough to contribute financially to stations to support, they're toast.

    •  Wow! Thanks for doing something to help (2+ / 0-)
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      mdmslle, Quequeg

      Public Television! Agree that PBS is between a rock and a hard place--just where Republicans and coporate America want it. So Democrats need to work to get more public funding for Public TV. If my tax dollars can pay for faith-based abstence only sex ed in schools, why can't go to public TV?

      "The object of persecution is persecution. The object of torture is torture. The object of power is power. Now do you begin to understand me?" ~Orwell, "1984"

      by Lily O Lady on Thu Apr 12, 2012 at 08:43:03 AM PDT

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