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  •  they gave him (none)
    and some editor from the Wall Street Journal a show at the same time that NOW was reduced from an hour to a half hour.  ive unfortunately known about this since the summer. sigh

    crossfire getting cancelled because it sucks, not just about ratings is a great thing.  i wonder what GW is going to do w/that studio?  they built a studio into a building on campus just to house crossfire.

    •  i am listening to FAIR right now (3.33)
      and they reminded me of an important point.  two major Bush donors were appointed to the Corporation for Public Broadcasting Board.  they have been increasingly funding right leaning shows like Tucker's.   they are the source for tax payers dollars going to public broadcasting.  NOW on the other hand is not among the shows recieving public dollars.
    •  Which is why PBS will never see another dime (none)
      from me.

      "Our slogan shall be a rotten candidate for a rotten borough." -Edmund Blackadder, from Blackadder III

      by WussGawd on Thu Jan 06, 2005 at 04:30:14 AM PST

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      •  Not So Fast... (none)
        Your dollars go to your local PBS station.  They need your support, and they don't make the programming decisions at the national level.  As someone who for the last four years worked at a local PBS station, I can tell you that the general managers were not at all thrilled with this programming decision.  

        You aren't going to like every single show on your PBS station, but don't throw the baby out with the bath water.  Remember that your contribution supports The News Hour, Frontline, Independent Lens, awesome documentaries like last night's Robert McNeil program on American English.

        I could go on and on.  Yes, Carlson is a schmo who doesn't deserve his own show on PBS.  I'm guessing that show won't last past this season, based on my knowledge of PBS-land. But I implore you to continue supporting your local PBS station.

        Respectfully yours....

        •  I worked at UNC-TV in North Carolina (none)
          for years and have finally cut them totally out of my philanthropy. Public broadcasting is slowly going the way of commercial broadcasting . . . selling out to corporate interests and all but abandoning their watchdog responsibilities. If local stations have a problem with national decisions, they should say so loudly and publicly. But they don't. They just go along. Because of the money.

          So I say let them take that tainted money and run themselves into the ground. They've lost me and my funding for good.

          Do good. Be nice. Have fun.

          by ElizabethJames on Thu Jan 06, 2005 at 06:42:09 AM PST

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        •  Sorry (none)
          It's hard to think of a function of PBS.

          Covering Wal-Mart 15 years after it's too late to matter. A cultural universe that contains almost nothing but 1930's and 1970's England, investment advice, and commercial new age music.

          We are called to speak for the weak, for the voiceless, for victims of our nation and for those it calls enemy....--ML King, "Beyond Vietnam"

          by Gooserock on Thu Jan 06, 2005 at 09:19:43 AM PST

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