Public TV? It Would Be a Good Idea

Public TV? It Would Be a Good Idea

Asked by a reporter what he thought of Western civilization, Mahatma Gandhi supposedly replied, “I think it would be a good idea.” The same could be said about U.S. public television. Public TV was created 40 years ago because the public understood that...

Coming Face to Face with Obama and the Vanishing American Dream

It arrived in my inbox — an invitation to participate in a Town Hall forum with President Barack Obama in Washington, D.C. I excitedly sent in the requisite information for the security clearance, together with my question. A few days later, I was informed that...

Private Broadcasting Service

PBS, which has often refused to broadcast films it deemed to be suffering from conflicts of interest, is now distributing a work that violates its own policies, according to the media watchdog Fairness & Accuracy in Reporting (FAIR). PBS is running in three...

I Play an Objective Expert on TV

When you’re cruising past the cable news channels, do you ever find yourself wondering who are those folks pontificating on TV chat shows? A new investigation provides some answers—along with lots of questions about what the cable channels are hiding from...