Keyword: pbs

Brevity: Headers | « Text »
  • Time to Stop Taxpayer-Funded Propaganda

    03/22/2017 6:11:24 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 22, 2017 | Brent Bozell
    The defunding of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting is long past overdue. No president, including Ronald Reagan, has seriously pushed an immediate winding down of this corrupt and outdated waste of taxpayer funds. Who would have ever imagined that Donald Trump would be the first to do it? His first budget proposal takes that step, not just to save of ton of taxpayer money ($450 million is a lot of money) but also to establish a principle about our leftist media. It's simply not appropriate for the federal government to fund Democrat propaganda badly disguised as news. Is it any...
  • Big Bird Is Rich, So Why Does He Need Taxpayer Money?

    03/17/2017 12:28:58 PM PDT · by IBD editorial writer · 30 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 4/17/2017 | John Merline
    As night follows day, defenders of big government trotted out "Sesame Street's" Big Bird as the poster child of President Trump's terrible spending cuts. The Daily Beast story on Trump's budget proposal to cut taxpayer funding to the Corporation for Public Broadcasting features an ax-wielding man about to chop Big Bird's head off. Politico has a story titled "Can Big Bird Survive Trump?" In a "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" segment mocking Trump's budget, Donald Trump fires Big Bird. These folks would do well to find a new mascot. Big Bird is big business, and doesn't need taxpayer money to survive. First,...
  • Trump Budget Proposes Killing All Funding for PBS, NPR and National Endowment for the Arts

    03/16/2017 5:16:56 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 169 replies
    The Wrap ^ | 03/16/17 | Thom Geier
    President Donald Trump made good on a long-time conservative goal in his first proposed budget Thursday morning, targeting the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and the National Endowments for the Arts and Humanities for complete elimination. Trump’s budget would zero out the $445 million budget for the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, a substantial source of funding for programming and broadcast operations on public TV stations and NPR radio stations nationwide, per the Washington Post. The budget would also eliminate the budgets for both national endowments, which stood at $148 million each in 2016, as well as $230 million for the Institute...
  • Trump wants $1.5 BILLION for the wall and cash for the military but will ... infuriate liberals

    03/15/2017 9:58:10 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 19 replies
    (UK) Daily Mail ^ | March 16, 2017 | Francesca Chambers
    Complete Headline: Trump wants $1.5 BILLION for the wall and cash for the military but will slash foreign aid and eliminate funding for PBS and NPR in budget designed to infuriate liberals Trump will release a budget blueprint today that makes cuts to discretionary spending to fund his border wall and the military build-up he's been promising State Department is cut deepest with a 28% reduction to its foreign aid division The Environmental Protection Agency and the Housing and Urban Development Department are also expected to suffer The Corporation for Public Broadcasting, which provides support to NPR and PBS, will...
  • Homeland Security Rationing Ammo to Agents in the Field

    03/13/2017 1:53:31 PM PDT · by Whenifhow · 35 replies
    WND ^ | March 12 2017 | STEVE PEACOCK
    U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement says it possesses a “limited amount” of 9mm bullets for agents in the field as well as for training purposes, and it is rationing its ammunition based on internal requests until it can award a new contract. [ ] The apparent role poor planning, or another agenda, played in the issue came to light when ICE said it would have run out of 9mm ammo by June 2017 in the absence of a modified contract with its supplier, Vista Outdoor Inc. So, the agency last month approved a $363,307 ceiling increase to contract No. HSCEMS-11-D-00002....
  • PBS, NEA, AmeriCorps on the chopping block in Trump’s first budget

    02/18/2017 9:42:14 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 80 replies
    Hotair ^ | 02/18/2017 | John Sexton
    The New York Times reported yesterday that the White House budget office has prepared a list of programs that could be eliminated in Trump’s first budget proposal. Among those programs are the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, the National Endowment for the Arts and Humanities and AmeriCorps. From the NY Times: Work on the first Trump administration budget has been delayed as the budget office awaited Senate confirmation of former Representative Mick Mulvaney, a spending hard-liner, as budget director. Now that he is in place, his office is ready to move ahead with a list of nine programs to eliminate,...
  • PBS Comes Under Fire For Anti-Gun, Anti-Campus Carry Film

    02/15/2017 10:40:09 AM PST · by rktman · 11 replies
    bearingarms.com ^ | 2/14/2017 | PBS Comes Under Fire For Anti-Gun, Anti-Campus Carry Film
    PBS has produced a new short documentary called “Guns on Campus,” a look at campus carry at the University of Texas at Austin (UTA). The film is set to air in conjunction with another PBS short film called “Tower,” about the 1966 sniper attack at the University of Texas at Austin. While the documentary is made out to be a fair and balanced reporting of the facts, Students for Concealed Carry (SCC) are claiming otherwise. According to the activist organization, PBS had very little interest in hearing the pro-campus carry stance. “How does someone produce a documentary on Texas’ campus...
  • Lamborn Introduces Bills to Defund the Corporation for Public Broadcasting

    02/06/2017 10:50:33 AM PST · by Drango · 47 replies
    House.Gov ^ | Jan 31 2017
    Congressman Lamborn released the following statement following his introduction of two bills, H.R. 726 and H.R. 727, to defund the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) and National Public Radio (NPR): “Republicans and the new Administration need to demonstrate that we take our fiscal responsibility seriously. American taxpayers do not want their hard-earned dollars funding superfluous government programs just because that is the way things have always been done. That’s why I have reintroduced two pieces of legislation to permanently defund the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and National Public Radio. CPB received $445 million during Fiscal Year 2016, and this money...
  • PBS - your tax dollars at work

    02/05/2017 3:55:31 PM PST · by CardCarryingMember.VastRightWC · 12 replies
    Rocky Mountain PBS ^ | 2/5/2017 | N/A
    Screen-capture of "Videos" page at Rocky Mtn PBS Photo on top titled "Rural Rebellion" of Trump doing a Thumbs-Up, with half his thumb obscured by the title, making it look almost like a closed-fist gesture. Photo at bottom of Trump, Pence, etc marching (Inauguration parade?) And in between is a 3rd photo of some "other marchers". Photo placement & themes are purely coincidental, d'ya think?
  • PBS/NPR In Panic: Trump Administration To Defund/Privatize

    01/24/2017 5:49:11 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 171 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | January 24,2017 | Lucian Wintrich
    Currently, a half-billion dollars in taxpayer money is given to National Public Radio (NPR) and Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) each year. Trump plans to do away with that. The Hill has reported: “The Trump Administration needs to reform and cut spending dramatically, and targeting waste like the National Endowment for the Arts and National Endowment for the Humanities would be a good first step in showing that the Trump Administration is serious about radically reforming the federal budget,” said Brian Darling, a former aide to Paul and a former staffer at the Heritage Foundation. The Regan Administration attempted something similar...
  • Trump Targets 3 Agencies With Ambitious Budget Cuts

    01/23/2017 8:33:45 AM PST · by Perseverando · 79 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | January 23, 2017 | Thomas Pippen
    President Donald Trump’s reported plan to gut federal spending by $10.5 trillion over the next decade includes eliminating three of iconic agencies defended as cultural mainstays by many Democrats. The next administration is working on plans to eliminate the National Endowment for the Arts, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and privatize the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, The Hill reported Thursday. Combined, the three departments cost around $741 million in 2016, and is a small part of a host of budget reforms needed to cut more than a trillion a year from the federal budget. Eliminating funding to the Corporation...
  • What if Public Radio disappeared?

    12/20/2016 1:26:29 PM PST · by Makana · 173 replies
    WGBH Public Broadcast Network in Boston ^ | December 20, 2016 | WGBH Website
    "What would the past year have been like without public television and radio? Imagine it — a year without Morning Edition and All Things Considered. What if FRONTLINE halted its latest investigation? No Nature, NOVA, or Masterpiece?"
  • As power shifts in Washington, pubcasting has allies in key posts (NPR/PBS)

    12/02/2016 11:23:35 AM PST · by Drango · 28 replies
    current ^ | November 30, 2016 | Patrick Butler
    The election of Donald Trump as president of the United States promises sweeping change in Washington, D.C., and members of the public broadcasting community are naturally asking what that may mean for us. Let’s start with what hasn’t changed. Three powerful congressional chairmen who support public broadcasting will continue in their key roles in both the House and Senate. Sen. Thad Cochran (R-Miss.), a champion of public broadcasting since his father served as chairman of the Mississippi Public Broadcasting Commission in the 1960s, continues as chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee. Sen. Roy Blunt (R-Mo.), who has helped us secure...
  • Donald Trump’s media summit was a ‘ f—ing firing squad’

    11/21/2016 2:17:56 PM PST · by conservative98 · 719 replies
    NY Post ^ | November 21, 2016 | Emily Smith and Daniel Halper
    President-elect Donald Trump exploded at media bigs in an off-the-record Trump Tower powow on Monday, sources told The Post. “It was like a f—ing firing squad,” said one source. “Trump started with Jeff Zucker and said I hate your network, everyone at CNN is a liar and you should be ashamed…. “The meeting was a total disaster. The TV execs and anchors went in there thinking they would be discussing the access they would get to the Trump administration, but instead they got a Trump-style dressing down,” the source added. A second source confirmed the encounter. “The meeting took place...
  • Garrison Keillor's wisdom shines through

    11/16/2016 11:36:45 AM PST · by From The Deer Stand · 74 replies
    November 16, 2016 | From The Deer Stand
    From the wisdom of Keillor: "So he won. The nation takes a deep breath. Raw ego and proud illiteracy have won out, and a severely learning-disabled man with a real character problem will be president. We are so exhausted from thinking about this election, millions of people will take up leaf-raking and garage cleaning with intense pleasure. We liberal elitists are wrecks. The Trumpers had a whale of a good time, waving their signs, jeering at the media, beating up protesters, chanting “Lock her up” — we elitists just stood and clapped. Nobody chanted “Stronger Together.” It just doesn’t chant....
  • Wikileaks: HRC’s Campaign Has Power Over When PBS Airs Its Stories

    11/03/2016 9:07:03 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 30 replies
    thegatewaypundit.com ^ | Nov 3rd, 2016 10:30 am | Jim Hoft
    Wikileaks: HRC’s Campaign Has Power Over When PBS Airs Its Stories Jim Hoft Nov 3rd, 2016 10:30 am 17 Comments Your tax dollars at work— Via Wikileaks — The Hillary Campaign calls the shots at PBS.Public television and radio stations like PBS and NPR got $445 million from the government in 2012.Via Wikileaks documents:
  • PBS Star Ken Burns: Trump Playbook from 'National Socialist Party in Germany'

    10/22/2016 4:09:10 PM PDT · by drewh · 81 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | October 22, 2016 | 1:23 PM EDT | Tim Graham
    Josh Feldman at Mediaite pointed out that star PBS filmmaker Ken Burns is out on cable television ranting the liberal line again. The program was Amanpour on CNN International after the debate on Thursday. Christiane Amanpour, his fellow Obama enthusiast, was interviewing him about his latest PBS documentary on saving Jews from the Nazis, which they both naturally thought offered Republican parallels. First, they freaked out about Trump refusing to concede defeat 20 days before the voting ends and before anyone knows who won: AMANPOUR: What do you make first and foremost of the major Republican candidate refusing to accept...
  • PBS Introduces Lesson Plan To Indoctrinate Students Against Trump

    09/14/2016 9:16:24 AM PDT · by combat_boots · 44 replies
    iheart ^ | 9/14/2016 | Eric Owens
    Just in time for the 2016 election, San Francisco PBS affiliate KQED is offering a Common Core-ready lesson plan designed for public school teachers who want to indoctrinate students with a love for open borders and a deep suspicion of anyone who favors the immigration restrictions proposed by Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump. The lesson plan — which comes complete with “safe space” suggestions — is offered by way of a section of the taxpayer-funded television station’s website called “The Lowdown” (“connecting newsroom to classroom”). The lesson, released this week, centers around a graphic comic entitled “Fear of Foreigners: A...
  • Facebook Censors Video Exposing PBS Cutting Hillary/TPP Criticism From Jill Stein Interview

    08/29/2016 8:04:00 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 8 replies
    2016: The Race (Breitbart) ^ | August 27, 2016 | Dustin Stockton
    Facebook is censoring a video created by Green candidate Dr. Jill Stein supporter Matt Orfalea that exposes PBS Newshour cutting Stein’s criticism of Hillary Clinton, the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), and Obamacare. Breitbart News reported on the Orfalea’s video exposing the Hillary bias and now it appears Facebook is censoring the exposure of censorship. Orfalea told Breitbart News: “It’s insane.”
  • WOW! PBS Chopped Out Green Party Nominee Jill Stein’s Criticism of Hillary! (VIDEO)

    08/28/2016 8:54:14 AM PDT · by Leaning Right · 26 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | Aug 26th, 2016 | Jim Hoft
    MEDIA CORRUPTION REACHES NEW LOW! PBS Censors Green Party Candidate Jill Stein – Deletes all of her criticism of Hillary Clinton!
  • PBS NewsHour Cuts Anti-Hillary Portions of Judy Woodruff's Jill Stein Interview

    08/27/2016 1:35:23 PM PDT · by grundle · 13 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | August 27, 2017 | Tom Blumer
    On Tuesday, PBS's Judy Woodruff did a live interview with Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein which was carried on Facebook. The entire interview, plus questions asked by viewers is present at the network's Facebook page. That interview without the Facebook questions was also broadcast on PBS's NewsHour — but not quite all of it. For some reason, key portions of Stein's answer to Woodruff's final question about whether "literally ... Hillary Clinton is every bit as bad for the country as Donald Trump" are not present. Based on what was edited out, it would appear that the cutouts, at...
  • ‘Sesame Street’ axes one, two, three favorite human characters

    07/28/2016 2:29:14 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 42 replies
    MSN NY Daily News ^ | July 28, 2016
    “Sesame Street” is brought to you today by the letters F-I-R-E-D. Three beloved human characters from the 45-year-old children’s show have been given the Sesame Sweep. Bob the music teacher, Gordon the science teacher and Luis the “Mr. Fix-It,” played by Bob McGrath, Roscoe Orman and Emilio Delgado respectively, have all been axed. “They let all of the original cast members go, with the exception of Alan Muraoka — who is probably 20 years younger than the rest of us — and Chris Knowings, who is also young,” McGrath, 84, said at a Florida Supercon Q&A on July 2.
  • PBS' Decision to Air Taped Fireworks Display Angers Viewers

    07/05/2016 5:50:17 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 20 replies
    ABC News ^ | July 5, 2016
    TV viewers vented on social media after PBS aired a pre-taped July 4 fireworks display Monday in lieu of live footage. The sky was overcast Monday night in Washington, D.C., so PBS chose instead to air what it called "a combination of the best fireworks from this year and previous years," a decision greeted with mostly derision by its audience.
  • PBS Memorial Day Concert Leaves Out Korea ? (Vanity)

    05/29/2016 11:14:27 PM PDT · by llevrok · 20 replies
    5/30/2016 | me
    I just watched the annual National Memorial Day Concert broadcast on PBS. As always, moving and, at times, up lifting. Each war from today's Iraq and Afghanistan back to WW2 were honored with profiles of those who served. One glaring exception : Korea. Anyone know if there is a good reason for this? Some military protocol I missed?
  • Audio Shows Katie Couric Documentary Deceptively Edited Interview with Pro-Gun Activists

    05/25/2016 4:20:24 PM PDT · by RKBA Democrat · 23 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 5-25-16 | Stephen Gutowski
    The makers of a new Katie Couric documentary on gun violence deceptively edited an interview between Couric and a group of gun rights activists in an apparent attempt to embarrass the activists, an audio recording of the full interview shows. At the 21:48 mark of Under the Gun a scene of Katie Couric interviewing members of the Virginia Citizens Defense League, a gun rights organization, is shown. Couric can be heard in the interview asking activists from the group, “If there are no background checks for gun purchasers, how do you prevent felons or terrorists from purchasing a gun?” The...
  • Dishonest PBS Can't Describe How Obscene These Dirty Mapplethorpe Pictures Are

    05/07/2016 3:26:27 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 38 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | May 7, 2016 | Tim Graham
    PBS correspondent Jeffrey Brown explained “Mapplethorpe was best known for his homoerotic photographs and explicit sadomasochistic imagery, and the political and legal battles around them. Even now, we’ve chosen not to present his most controversial work.” But PBS didn’t just censor the art. They couldn’t even bring themselves to describe it. We’re not told about Mapplethorpe’s naked self-portrait with a bullwhip us his anus. We’re not told about his pornification of a little boy and a little girl. We’re not told about “Jim and Tom, Sausalito” – a photo in which one man urinates into another’s mouth. So when the...
  • ‘Sesame Street’ Unveils Hijab-Clad Muppet: ‘Zari’ Is A Feminist From Afghanistan

    04/08/2016 9:29:40 AM PDT · by MarchonDC09122009 · 43 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 04/07/2016 | Jerome Hudson
    ‘Sesame Street’ Unveils Hijab-Clad Muppet: ‘Zari’ Is A Feminist From Afghanistan by Jerome Hudson 7 Apr 2016 Sesame Street unveiled a fresh face Thursday: a hijab-wearing Afghani Muppet named Zari who will teach kids about “girl empowerment, social and emotional wellbeing.” Zari will first appear in season five of Baghch-e-Simsim, which is the Afghan version of Sesame Street. The popular children show’s Twitter account was abuzz with Zari content Thursday.
  • gitprop: PBS’ ‘Black Panthers’ Film Lies to Incite Race Hatred

    04/07/2016 7:23:33 AM PDT · by rktman · 6 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 4/7/2016 | Lee Stranahan
    Because the film contains so many blatant falsehoods and deceptive filmmaking techniques, Breitbart News is taking the unusual step of thoroughly debunking the movie and letting our readers know exactly what’s being lied about, and the impact it’s having.
  • Farewell to “Downton Abbey”

    03/07/2016 9:15:02 AM PST · by C19fan · 48 replies
    Ricochet ^ | March 5, 2016 | Jack Dunphy
    If you were to draw a Venn diagram of two sets, with one representing male police officers and the other representing fans of “Downton Abbey,” I suspect the overlap would be vanishingly small. Some might consider this unmanly, but I’m proud to admit my membership in that sliver of humanity, and I will be a bit downcast Sunday evening as the show fades to black for the last time. Equally downcast will be Mrs. Dunphy, who perhaps represents a more typical demographic among the millions of people who today wonder how they will spend their wintertime Sunday evenings from now...
  • Brilliant' Ifill Cousin Scours Palin As 'Offensive to Black Women'

    02/26/2016 7:40:59 AM PST · by MarvinStinson · 77 replies
    newsbusters ^ | October 2, 2008 | Tim Graham
    Here are more signs Sarah Palin could face an uphill battle with PBS host Gwen Ifill. Professor Sherrilyn Ifill of the University of Maryland Law School, whom Gwen Ifill has lauded as "my brilliant baby cousin," has written that black women are not buying Sarah Palin's "false claims to feminism" and is portrayed as too perfect: "when women who are privileged present as though they have it all together, it's offensive to black women." The Community Times, a suburban Maryland newspaper, found Professor Ifill was ardently opposed to the Alaska governor when they did an e-mail interview: "From the first...
  • The Black Panthers are back -- and never really went away

    02/21/2016 1:05:48 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    CNN ^ | February 17, 2016 | John Blake
    Beyoncé didn't bring back the Black Panthers when she and an Afro-frizzed dance team donned black leather jackets and berets during Super Bowl 50's halftime show. That's because the Black Panthers never actually left. The Panthers were more than militants; they were pioneers in American pop and political culture. The Black Lives Matter movement, the rise of social media, music and sports, even Donald Trump -- all were shaped by the Panthers in some way, historians and ex-Panthers say. On the 50th anniversary of the founding of the Black Panther Party, people are taking a second look at the group....
  • FIX IS IN: PBS Moderators Ignore Clinton Scandals

    02/12/2016 8:02:31 AM PST · by safetysign · 52 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 02/11/2016 | Peter Schweizer
    So let me get this straight: on the same day that the Washington Post reports that the State Department issued subpoenas to a family foundation bearing Hillary Clinton’s name as part of a federal investigation, the PBS debate moderators didn’t ask her about it.
  • Live Thread Democrat Debate on PBS (keep your enemies close)

    02/11/2016 6:05:32 PM PST · by Yaelle · 264 replies
    PBS ^ | 02/11/16 | Self
    Anyone have strong enough stomach and information junkie brain to dare watch with me?
  • PBS: Ted Cruz and His Father Are ‘Satanic’

    01/10/2016 9:15:47 AM PST · by Isara · 54 replies
    National Review ^ | January 10, 2016 | Tom S. Elliott
    PBS: Ted Cruz and His Father Are 'Satanic' (Video) New York Times columnist David Brooks said Sen. Ted Cruz's "dark and satanic tones" are now being copied elsewhere in the Republican primary. Appearing on PBS's Newshour this weekend, Brooks said, "Cruz is somehow beginning to get some momentum from Iowa and elsewhere. And so people are either mimicking him, which Rubio is doing a little by adopting some of the dark and satanic tones that Cruz has, and so -" At which point host Betsy Woodruff quickly interjected, "What did you just say?" "If you watch a Cruz speech,...
  • The Conservative-Media Revolution Forced the MSM to Abandon Any Pretense of Objectivity

    11/04/2015 10:40:25 AM PST · by Beave Meister · 11 replies
    The National Review ^ | 11/4/2015 | RUSH LIMBAUGH
    When I arrived in New York City 28 years ago to begin my national radio program, my objective was to have the most-listened-to show in the country. At that time, the national broadcast media included three television networks and CNN. That was it. There were 125 radio stations doing talk radio, and I started on 56 of them. No one had ever succeeded in syndicating a national daytime radio show, and I was predicted to fail, too. But I didn’t. What was different about my show was that I was the only conservative voice in national broadcast media. I was...
  • Rupert Murdoch just bought National Geographic [media up in arms]

    09/10/2015 11:38:18 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 59 replies
    Salon ^ | September 10, 2015 | Jack Mirkinson
    Rupert Murdoch just bought National Geographic. Here’s the problem everybody should be talking about. The media was up in arms yesterday at news of Murdoch's high-profile acquisition. Here's what you should know. The news that National Geographic has now been placed in the hands of Rupert Murdoch prompted a predictable outcry, roughly akin to what happens in the movies when the clearly evil tycoon takes the orphans away. A bastion of popular science is now controlled by a very prominent climate change denier who, despite his company’s assurances of editorial integrity, has spent decades interfering with the independence of his...
  • PBS Ombudsman Calls Gwen Ifil "Self Inflicted Wound"

    09/03/2015 8:46:21 AM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 36 replies
    PBS ^ | Sept. 2, 2015 | By Michael Getler
    I’m the ombudsman at PBS and I don’t want to be glib or dash off something on Twitter that I would quickly regret, or that could easily be misunderstood, or could be used to either discredit me and my work or PBS. I had the same policy about pre-social media venues when I was the ombudsman at The Washington Post. So that brings me to the real self-inflicted wound, which was a tweet by PBS NewsHour co-anchor Gwen Ifill on Wednesday—after it became known that President Obama had secured the necessary number of Democratic backers in the Senate to ensure...
  • PBS Ombudsman: More Self-Inflicted Wounds. Gwen Ifill’s “Take that, Bibi” tweet was inexcusable

    09/03/2015 8:36:46 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    PBS ^ | 09/03/2015 | Michael Getler
    More Self-Inflicted Wounds By Michael GetlerSept. 2, 2015This column is not about me, but I start by acknowledging that I am something of a technological dinosaur. I still read printed newspapers and I don’t have a Twitter account or Facebook page. But the reason I don’t engage in social media is only in part because I’m a little challenged technologically. The real reason is that I’m the ombudsman at PBS and I don’t want to be glib or dash off something on Twitter that I would quickly regret, or that could easily be misunderstood, or could be used to...
  • Sesame Street Move Should Mean End of Government TV

    08/14/2015 4:51:37 PM PDT · by RightGeek · 14 replies
    Commentary ^ | 8/13/2015 | Jonathan Tobin
    Every time Republicans have threatened to end funding for the Public Broadcasting System and its radio cousin at National Public Radio, we all knew what to expect. Liberal supporters of the networks would trot out Big Bird, Elmo, Kermit, and the rest of the adorable “Sesame Street” gang of Muppets. Generations of Americans children have grown up with the PBS show. Rather than being forced to defend the indefensible notion of a taxpayer-funded government broadcasting system in the age of cable and the Internet, the argument instead turned into one about mean conservatives trying to pull the plug on a...
  • Sesame Street Moving From PBS to HBO [Big Bird Still Alive!]

    08/14/2015 2:18:57 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 48 replies
    InvestorPlace ^ | 08/14/2015 | By William White
    Sesame Street will be showing up on HBO first for the next five years. HBO will be financially backing Sesame Street for the next five seasons. The next season will see the show’s episodes reduced from one hour to a half-hour. The number of episodes in a season will increase from 18 to 35 as part of the deal, reports NBC News. Sesame Street fans that still look to watch the show on PBS can, but they’ll have to wait nine months after the episodes air on HBO for them to reach the network. Until then, PBS will be airing...
  • New Photos Show Bush Administration Reaction to 9/11 Attacks

    In never-before-released photographs taken on Sept. 11, 2001, the shock, horror and gravity of the terrorist attacks can be read on the faces of President George Bush, Vice President Dick Cheney, their wives Laura and Lynne, National Security Adviser Condoleezza Rice, CIA Director George Tenet and other senior Bush and Cheney staffers. The photos were released in response to a Freedom of Information Act request filed by Colette Neirouz Hanna, coordinating producer for the Kirk Documentary Group, which covered the Bush administration in many films for FRONTLINE, including Bush’s War, Cheney’s Law and The Dark Side. The photographs, which were...
  • Wisconsin’s new budget cuts funds to state pubcasters, educational media

    07/24/2015 9:54:45 AM PDT · by Drango · 9 replies
    Current ^ | July 24th '15 | Henry Schneider
    Wisconsin public broadcasters lost almost $1.6 million in state funding in the budget signed by Gov. Scott Walker July 12. The cuts affect two organizations, the University of Wisconsin-Extension and the Wisconsin Educational Communications Board, which support Wisconsin Public Television and Wisconsin Public Radio and provide other services. The ECB was hit hardest by state cuts, losing $1.1 million, while university-based support was reduced by about $460,000. The cut to ECB funds specifically targeted Wisconsin Media Lab, which curates free K-12 multimedia educational content tailored to the state’s academic standards. Lawmakers eliminated state funding for the program, which has a...
  • Study Proves Koch-Addicted Media Are Big Fat Liars About Outside Money In Politics

    07/13/2015 9:26:23 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 6 replies
    b ^ | 07/13/2015 | John Nolte
    As we all remember, the media completely freaked out after the Supreme Court decided Citizens United in favor of free speech. Taking aim primarily at the right-leaning Koch Brothers, the media posed as defenders of democracy against the corrupting influence of outside money in politics. As usual, the facts prove that the media are big fat liars. Although legions of left-wing corporations like NBC News, Politico, MSNBC, CNN, CBS News, ABC News, The Washington Post, LA Times, NPR, PBS, Univision, Comedy Central, MTV, HBO, and ESPN spend billions of dollars pushing a political agenda 24/7, the left-wing media want a...
  • Pundit's Death Marks End of An Era for Democrats

    07/03/2015 7:25:32 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 3, 2015 | Jonah Goldberg
    Ben Wattenberg died this week at the age of 81. He gave me my first job in Washington, as his research assistant at the American Enterprise Institute, a Washington think tank. (I returned to AEI as a fellow a few years ago, my office just a few doors down from where Ben used to work.) Ben was one of the last star pundits of what might be called the Old Order, before cable news and the Internet transformed the landscape. When everyone was rushing to CNN to shout at each other on "Crossfire," he launched a PBS show called "Think...
  • House and Senate spending bills propose level support for CPB, but no interconnect funds

    06/27/2015 8:41:54 AM PDT · by Drango · 3 replies
    Current ^ | 6/25/15 | Ben Mook
    The House and Senate Appropriations Committees this week approved $445 million in funding for CPB, but both proposals lacked earmarked funding of $40 million for PBS’s planned V6 Interconnection project. The Senate Appropriations Committee approved a bill Thursday that includes $445 million in advance funding for CPB and $25.7 million for PBS’s Ready to Learn program. The House Appropriations Committee approved its spending bill Wednesday. “The committee’s vote today represents an extraordinary endorsement of public television's work by both the Republican majority and the Democratic minority,” Association of Public Television Stations CEO Patrick Butler said in a prepared statement. “This...
  • Ben Affleck's Ego Causes PBS Show Delay/Cancellation

    06/24/2015 6:19:23 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 14 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | June 24, 2015 | P.J. Gladnick
    Congratulations Ben Affleck! Your bloated ego has caused the delay and very possible cancellation of the PBS show Finding Your Roots according to a Daily Variety article by Brian Steinburg. The fact that your precious ego couldn't handle the revelation that one of your ancestors of many generations in the past and over 150 years ago was a slave owner has ultimately led to a bunch of production people to be deprived of a show to work on for the near future and maybe permanently. Brent Bozell and Tim Graham revealed the initial consequences of Affleck's out of control ego in a Newsbusters column...
  • PBS: 'Finding Your Roots' Affleck episode violated standards

    06/24/2015 1:35:59 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 12 replies
    kvoa ^ | 6-24-2015 | ap
    PBS says an episode of "Finding Your Roots" that omitted references to Ben Affleck's ancestor as a slave owner violated public TV standards. In a statement Wednesday, PBS said it's postponing the show's third season and delaying a commitment to a fourth year until it's satisfied with improvement in the show's editorial standards. The public TV service launched an investigation after it was reported that Affleck requested the 2014 episode not reveal his ancestor was a slaveholder. The review found that co-producers violated PBS standards by allowing improper influence on the show's editorial process and failed to inform PBS or...
  • Sesame Street’s educational impact is comparable to preschool, study finds

    06/08/2015 11:57:07 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 25 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | June 7, 2015 | Jim Tankersley The Washington Post
    ...After “Sesame Street” was introduced, children living in places where its broadcast could be more readily received saw a 14 percent drop in their likelihood of being behind in school. Levine and Kearney note in their paper that a wide body of previous research has found that Head Start, the pre-kindergarten program for low-income Americans, delivers a similar benefit.The researchers also say those effects probably come from “Sesame Street’s” focus on presenting viewers with an academic curriculum, heavy on reading and math, that would appear to have helped prepare children for school.While it might seem implausible that a TV show...
  • Taxpayer-Funded PBS Pushes Teaching Sex Ed to 4-Year-Olds (Barf)

    05/30/2015 5:43:54 PM PDT · by Morgana · 9 replies
    newsbusters ^ | May 30, 2015 | Katie Yoder
    Watching PBS? Might want to ask the kindergartners to leave the room. In a May 27 piece for tax-funded PBS, NewsHour producer Saskia de Melker argued “The case for starting sex education in kindergarten.” In her piece, she held up the Netherlands as an example for the United States in “sexuality education” – for those as young as 4-years-old to learn “honest conversations about love and relationships.”
  • PBS Buries Stephanopoulos Scandal; ‘NewsHour’ Anchor Woodruff Exposed as Clinton Donor

    05/22/2015 5:43:20 PM PDT · by T Ruth · 12 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 22 May 2015 | John Nolte
    [PBS] now admits to burying the $75,000 Clinton Cash scandal involving ABC News senior anchor George Stephanopoulos. Friday, as though anything will ever change, PBS ombudsman Michael Getler stepped up and pretty much pled guilty on both counts: The following evening, May 15, Woodruff closed the NewsHour broadcast with a “short editor’s note before we go.” She said: “There have been questions this week about journalists’ contributions to the Clinton Foundation and my name has come up. I want to clarify what happened. In 2010, after the massive earthquake in Haiti, I made a gift of $250 to the Haiti...