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Stanley McChrystal Calls Picking Military Spending Over PBS 'A False Choice’

The Huffington Post | Maxwell Strachan | Posted 04.05.2017 | Entertainment

Retired United States Army General Stanley McChrystal published an impassioned op-ed in The New York Times on Wednesday, pleading with Washington to t...

Trump's FCC Continues To Redefine The Public Interest As Business Interests

The Conversation US | Posted 03.29.2017 | Politics
The Conversation US

By Christopher Ali, University of Virginia The U.S. Senate voted last week to allow internet service providers to sell data about their customers’ ...

Trump’s Plan To Cut Public Broadcasting Funds Could Most Hurt Those Who Voted For Him

The Huffington Post | Michael Calderone | Posted 03.22.2017 | Media

President Donald Trump’s proposal to slash funding to the Corporation for Public Broadcasting wouldn’t threaten to reduce programming at RSU, a pu...

The Best Argument For Saving Public Media Was Made By Mr. Rogers In 1969

The Huffington Post | Maxwell Strachan | Posted 03.16.2017 | Politics

On May 1, 1969, Fred Rogers stepped before the U.S. Senate Subcommittee on Communication and explained what exactly his job entailed. Rogers, the man ...

Trump Burns Downton Abbey To The Ground (and worse)

Michael Rosenblum | Posted 03.23.2017 | Politics
Michael Rosenblum

The Trump Budget, which will be sent to Congress on Thursday, among many things, eviscerates funding for the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, The ...

White House Budget Director Says Single Moms Shouldn't Have To Pay For PBS

The Huffington Post | Alana Horowitz | Posted 03.16.2017 | Politics

The White House’s budget director justified proposed cuts to the Corporation for Public Broadcasting by saying that it’s not fair to ask a “sing...

Watch Mister Rogers Defend Public Programming In This Vintage Video

The Huffington Post | Taylor Pittman | Posted 02.02.2017 | Parents

Decades ago, Fred Rogers, host of the classic show “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood,” gave a moving speech to the U.S. Senate defending public progr...

Public Broadcasting Funds In Jeopardy As Donald Trump Takes Office

The Huffington Post | Michael Calderone | Posted 01.19.2017 | Media

For decades, Republican lawmakers have mounted efforts to end funding for public broadcasting and leveled accusations of liberal bias. Though Congress...

Where We Are

Richard C. Harwood | Posted 03.01.2015 | Impact
Richard C. Harwood

Our work is being scaled in local communities. There, we are developing a critical mass of public innovators and boundary-spanning groups that can collectively address local challenges and shift the civic culture of those communities.

GOP Budget: The Anti-Robin Hood Spending Plan

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 06.14.2014 | Politics
Leo W. Gerard

Rejecting dozens of heroic characters, from Captain America to Underdog, Republicans last week chose instead a villain for their figurehead.

PBS Finds A 'Lost Generation' Of Viewers, Thanks To 'Downton,' Romney And Mr. Rogers Remixed | Posted 10.07.2013 | Media

Here's a fact that may increase your faith in Americans' viewing habits: PBS is the only broadcast network that is steady in the key 18-49 demographic...

National Dialogue Falling Prey to Sesame Street Headlines

Carol Roth | Posted 12.10.2012 | Politics
Carol Roth

Does the suggestion of eliminating this funding mean that PBS, NPR and other public broadcasting isn't worthwhile? Absolutely not. But there are other ways to ensure their viability without adding to the debt burden of the government.

Big Bird, Jim Lehrer, Richard Nixon and Me

Reese Schonfeld | Posted 12.09.2012 | Media
Reese Schonfeld

Mitt Romney is not the first Republican to try to kill PBS, Sesame Street and Big Bird; forty years ago Richard Nixon tried to do the same thing.

FireBigBird T-Shirts Selling Like Crazy

The Huffington Post | Nate C. Hindman | Posted 10.08.2012 | Small Business

Two teens are on a mission to save Big Bird. On the heels of Mitt Romney’s statement last week during the presidential debate that he plans to p...

Why Big Bird Is Like the Guy Who Used to Deliver Ice in Brooklyn

Jon Hotchkiss | Posted 12.08.2012 | Politics
Jon Hotchkiss

Like a plumber, market forces should control the fate of artists, too. And publicly funded TV shows, as well as theater companies and people whose artistic medium is yarn.

What Big Bird Would Tell Mitt Romney If He Could

Lee Banville | Posted 12.08.2012 | Politics
Lee Banville

If you wanted to take on PBS there are lots of ways to do it. Threaten it all and the 2011 federal deficit would shrink from approximately $1,299,000,000,000 to $1,298,555,000,000. It's not nothing, but is it worth the cost?

Hey Mitt: Don't Mess With My PBS

Chris C. Anderson | Posted 10.15.2012 | Politics
Chris C. Anderson

Mitt, if you're elected and you lay one finger, just one finger on my PBS, there will be hell to pay.

NPR Hires Lobbyists

The Hill's Hillicon Valley | Posted 09.19.2012 | Media

National Public Radio has hired the lobbying firm Navigators Global, according to disclosure forms filed Thursday. NPR has come under fire from som...

The Indie on Demand Movie Review: Mister Rogers and Me

Dan Persons | Posted 06.05.2012 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

In the newest episode of my ongoing radio show, I review Mister Rogers and Me, a documentary from filmmaker Benjamin Wagner with a somewhat deceptive title.

The Real Problem With Media Today? The Audience

Larry Womack | Posted 03.18.2012 | Media
Larry Womack

Do traditional news outlets falter? Of course they do, all the time. And opinion does color the facts. But that is certainly no excuse to choose to expose yourself only to the work of journalists who you know share your political inclinations.

Where In Development Is The Carmen Sandiego Movie?

Posted 01.04.2012 | Travel

Where in the world is Carmen Sandiego? Potentially on a screen near you thanks to Jennifer Lopez. Walden Media has acquired rights to turn Where In...

Will Guzzardi

Latino Radio Station To Be Sold, But Youth Fight To Keep It | Will Guzzardi | Posted 07.20.2011 | Chicago

One of the nation's most innovative youth media projects could soon fall victim to withering budget cutbacks -- but the Latino community that the proj...

NPR: The Saga Continues

Bill Moyers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Bill Moyers

The modestly-paid but dedicated journalists at NPR are part of a forty year history that has given listeners a deeper and richer portrait of America and the world than any other broadcast news organization in the country.

In Defense of NPR

Bill Moyers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Bill Moyers

Come on now: Let's take a breath and put this NPR fracas into perspective. Just as public radio struggles against yet another assault from the its l...

Invest in Democracy, Don't Cut it

Carolyn Lukensmeyer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Carolyn Lukensmeyer

While our nation invests billions of dollars to promote democracy abroad, Congress is considering significant cuts that threaten democracy here at home.