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The First Thing You Do in War Is Take Over the Communications System, or Why I Love Sheffield Doc Fest

Vivian Norris | Posted 08.20.2014 | Media
Vivian Norris

Money and the enormous wealth gap has lead to a non-democratic representation in the media sphere and that now extends to so-called public television.

Acts of Art: An Antidote for What Ails Us

Dawn Morais | Posted 06.11.2014 | Hawaii
Dawn Morais

Sometimes timing drives home a message better than words possibly can. The tragic shooting yet again at Fort Hood and news of more random violence at schools, underline the very real urgency of the message Lulani Arquette had for the young audience she addressed in Honolulu recently.

A True Leader Is Not The Same As A Brand

Sara DeWitt | Posted 02.10.2014 | TED Weekends
Sara DeWitt

Some business leaders inspire our work. But some unique individuals inspire our vocation.

40,000 Hours Of Radio,TV Broadcasts Preserved

AP | Brett Zongker | Posted 11.14.2013 | Media

WASHINGTON (AP) — A collection of public broadcast recordings from radio and television dating to the 1950s will be preserved at the Library of Cong...

From Duck Dynasty to the Ivory Tower

Robert J. Spitzer | Posted 11.03.2013 | Media
Robert J. Spitzer

Now if the idea of political scientists, historians, and a lawyer discussing and dissecting the week's news prompts you to pull out your pillows and blankets, here's the shocker: People started watching.

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...

The ERT Shock: Pulling the Plug on the Public in Greece

Elizabeth Filippouli | Posted 06.12.2013 | World
Elizabeth Filippouli

Is this going to prove another 'mea culpa' on behalf of the troika and the IMF? Are they going to lament, admit yet another 'misjudgment' - when it will be too late again?

WATCH: If PBS Stars Were Superheroes

Posted 05.01.2013 | Comedy

What if PBS legends Mr. Rogers, Bill Nye the Science Guy, Bob Ross and Carl Sagan joined forces to save the world from brain-rotten, soul-crushing tel...

From The Voice to PBS: Reality TV Might Save Arts Education in America

Chris Mann | Posted 04.30.2013 | Entertainment
Chris Mann

I was halfway through the press line answering questions like, "What's your favorite Christmas song? What was it like singing with Christina Aguilera? What's your favorite holiday memory?" Then I was hit with an unexpected question: "Do you think there are too many singing competition shows on television?"

Don't Throw Big Bird Over the Fiscal Cliff

Marcy Syms | Posted 01.16.2013 | Media
Marcy Syms

Not only do American families want government-supported public broadcasting, they need it now more than ever.

'Million Muppet March' Planned To Protest Romney Over PBS

Reuters | Posted 12.13.2012 | Media

By Daniel Trotta Oct 12 (Reuters) - Plans to save Big Bird, the fuzzy yellow character on U.S. public television's "Sesame Street," fr...

Big Bird is Proxy for a Golden Goose

David Kleeman | Posted 12.05.2012 | Politics
David Kleeman

I'm concerned that the comic edge may obscure the truth: Big Bird is an avian proxy -- what Romney really proposes is to kill a golden goose. Crippling public broadcasting would result in devastating cultural and educational losses.

Attack on Big Bird Tells You Everything You Need to Know About Romney's Approach to Government

Rep. Earl Blumenauer | Posted 12.04.2012 | Politics
Rep. Earl Blumenauer

People may not understand the vagaries of Medicare and tax reform, but 170 million Americans know and understand Big Bird and public broadcasting.

NPR Gets Big Bucks To Form Race, Ethnicity Coverage Team

AP | SUZANNE GAMBOA | Posted 08.03.2012 | Black Voices

LAS VEGAS -- National Public Radio, criticized in recent years for a lack of diversity of its staff and coverage, is using a $1.5 million grant from t...

Senator Rubio Just Doesn't Get Why Public Broadcasting Is Vital to America

Rep. Earl Blumenauer | Posted 09.23.2012 | Media
Rep. Earl Blumenauer

Once again, fringe elements of the Republican Party are moving in coming weeks to revoke funding from our nation's public broadcasting system.

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...

House GOP Seeks To Crush NPR, PBS, AmeriCorps In One Fell Swoop

AP | ANDREW TAYLOR | Posted 09.16.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Republicans Tuesday unveiled legislation to get rid of AmeriCorps, the national service program, and cut off federal funding for N...

WATCH: Fox News Hosts Passionate Concern About Sesame Street

Posted 04.13.2012 | Media

"Fox & Friends" hosts shared a deep concern after they reported on a judicial ruling that allows NPR and PBS to run political ads: how will this new r...

Political Ads May Be Coming To A PBS Station Near You

Reuters | Posted 06.12.2012 | Politics

* 9th Circuit says FCC political ad ban too broad * Dissent fears for future of public broadcasting * FCC ban on ads for...

Alhurra and the Arab Spring

Hussain Abdul-Hussain | Posted 04.17.2012 | Media
Hussain Abdul-Hussain

There is one thing in common between Congress-funded Arabic TV, Alhurra, and countries of the Arab Spring. Both have unaccountable leaders, who have been in place since forever, and who look like they are staying indefinitely.

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.

PBS Chief Calls For Viewers To Oppose Romney

AP | LYNN ELBER | Posted 03.05.2012 | Media

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — The head of PBS wants viewers to oppose Mitt Romney's call to end funding of public broadcasting. PBS chief P...

PBS Launching New Reality Show

AP | Posted 03.05.2012 | Media

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — PBS is giving the genteel "Antiques Roadshow" a fierce partner with "Market Wars," an antiques-hunt reality competition show...

More Media: What Does It Mean for America's Kids?

Lesli Rotenberg | Posted 12.26.2011 | Media
Lesli Rotenberg

A new study from Common Sense Media confirms what we all know -- our kids spend a lot of time with media.

Watch: How Will PBS Hack Affect Journalism?

Posted 08.01.2011 | Media