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Zeroing Out Public Broadcasting Does Not Add up

Paula Kerger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Paula Kerger

To disregard the immense value of public broadcasting at this decisive moment in our history would be an object lesson in "penny wise and pound foolish."

Growing Bolder: A Deadline Unlike Any Other

Marc Middleton | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Marc Middleton

Documentary filmmaker Tim Gray knows all about deadlines. But he's now working against the most imposing, most important, deadline of his career. The men and women whose stories he tells are dying at the rate of 1,000 a day.

How to Save Ourselves From the 'Save PBS' Routine

Peter Hart | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Peter Hart

If the energy behind the campaigns to "save" the CPB were dedicated to building support for an independent public trust, we could build the kind of public media system the country deserves.

House Votes to Reverse Net Neutrality; Set to Zero Out NPR

Josh Silver | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Josh Silver

Public media, now on the chopping block, is one of the only places you can find critical journalism and trustworthy educational programming, and it costs less than $1.50 per person per year.

Hands Off Big Bird

Rick Jacobs | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Rick Jacobs

I've been watching PBS for I don't know how many years. When I was a kid, I watched Sesame Street. When I got a little older, NOVA. When I turned an a...

Congress: Leave NPR Alone

Megan Tady | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Megan Tady

If you remember learning to count from Sesame Street, you should be ready to howl like the Count if the show gets killed.

Defunding the Corporation for Public Broadcasting

Alan Chartock | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Alan Chartock

Colorado Representative Doug Lamborn's op-ed, calling for the defunding of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, is truly one of the most disingenuous pieces of propaganda I have ever read.

Why Public Media Matters

Paula Skaggs | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Paula Skaggs

Einstein once said, "Intellectual growth should commence at birth and cease only at death." By keeping public broadcasting funded, we ensure that Americans have access to this education right in their own homes.

Why to Save Public Media: It's Yours

Farai Chideya | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Farai Chideya

I disagree with a lot of the ways people are framing why and how to "save" public media. We can talk all we want about saving NPR and PBS, but really what we are saving is our own access to information and community.

On Michelle Rhee, Cyber Bullies and Teacher Pay

John Merrow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
John Merrow

Dear Friends, This is a big week for us at Learning Matters, because of the unofficial release of The Influence of Teachers. It has received some won...

Why Commercial Media and Its Fans Should Support Public Broadcasting

David Kleeman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
David Kleeman

Imagine if Barney had never proved that it's possible to do well by doing good. What if Fred Rogers had never convinced Senator John Pastore that TV need not be a vast wasteland?

Required Reading: Six Education Titles Not to be Missed

John Merrow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
John Merrow

February is a great month for books about education, with very readable releases from John Seely Brown, Richard Whitmire, Ron Dietel, Alexander Russo, and Gene Maeroff.

'Death Panel' For Elmo?

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

House Republicans called for cuts in hundreds of programs across the face of government Friday night in a $61 billion savings package toughened at the...

AOL CEO Tim Armstrong: 'The Next Phase Of The Internet Is About Content'

Huff TV | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Huff TV

"The next phase of the internet is about content," AOL CEO Tim Armstrong said on Monday's PBS NewsHour. His company had just acquired The Huffington ...

Funding for public service media in trouble

Craig Newmark | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Craig Newmark

It turns out that large and small stations alike along with NPR and PBS are in danger of losing the public support that they've received since 1967. T...

PBS, NPR Under Greatest Threat Ever

thewrap.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Massive budget shortfalls, vicious in-fighting and a power shift in Washington. Make no mistake, public media is facing the biggest ever threat to its...

Are Elementary School Children Underserved by Educational Media?

Gary Knell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Gary Knell

When do parents stop caring about the educational value of the television shows their children watch?

Leonardo Was A Transhumanist

Ann Reynolds | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Ann Reynolds

Now that Da Vinci has graduated from the receivership of art historians to scientists, technologists, and physicians, it's a runaway train with no wreck in sight.

Paul Newman's Foundation Gives $2.2 Million To PBS

nytimes.com | BILL CARTER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

PBS and nine of its local stations will benefit from a $2.2 million grant announced Wednesday by the Newman's Own Foundation, a charitable arm of the ...

The State Of The (Teachers) Union

John Merrow | Posted 08.16.2012 | Education
John Merrow

The story is not how much the school has improved; it's how. Union rules were in the way, and so teachers took on their union.

WATCH: Clyde Butcher's Wild Everglades At Annenberg Space For Photography

Steven Crandell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Steven Crandell

Clyde Butcher is one of America's acclaimed environmental artists. Some people call him the Ansel Adams of the Everglades. But his technique is so lar...

What if Jeff Bridges Were a Woman?

Ann Daly, PhD | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Ann Daly, PhD

Hollywood narratives simply cannot accommodate women beyond the marriage plot. Once she passes Dora the Explorer's age, a woman's story (note the singular) revolves around sex and romance.

Energy Innovations at a Big Apple Icon

Frank Sesno | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Frank Sesno

Who thought America's most iconic skyscraper could change the way engineers thought about green building?

Haiti Double Feature

Amanda Lin Costa | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Amanda Lin Costa

According to documentary filmmaker Daniel Reed, whose film deals with the fact that during the earthquake, many prisoners escaped, "The Haitians I met were all desperate for security. It's their number one priority."

Haiti Double Feature

Amanda Lin Costa | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Amanda Lin Costa

Tonight on PBS, two really strong documentaries dig deep into issues in Haiti that not only provide insight into the situation now post earthquake but...