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Why Is Public Television Against Public Schools?

Peter Dreier | Posted 04.11.2014 | Education
Peter Dreier

You'd think that that public television would support public education, but you'd be wrong. The Public Broadcasting System (PBS) has gotten in bed with the billionaires and conservatives who want to privatize our public schools.

Ready for Obamacare? Tuned In, and Ticked Off

Rick Horowitz | Posted 11.28.2013 | Politics
Rick Horowitz

Hey, PBS! What's the big idea?! ...

Your Story Belongs in Latino-American History

Virginia Sanchez-Korrol | Posted 11.13.2013 | Latino Voices
Virginia Sanchez-Korrol

More than any other media project in recent memory, Latino Americans makes a monumental effort to engage public discourse.

Friday Talking Points -- PBS, Citizen Koch, and Obama's Press Conference

Chris Weigant | Posted 10.09.2013 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Love him or hate him, call him "patriot" or "traitor" -- it is now absolutely impossible to argue that Edward Snowden's leaks weren't effective, meaningful, and will actually cause the federal government to have a national conversation with its citizens about what it feels it is legally able to do.

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

www.thewrap.com | 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...

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...

Republicans Try to Convert America Into Pottersville

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 02.25.2012 | Politics
Leo W. Gerard

Republicans are attempting to impose a selfish belief system on a selfless American people, people like the citizens of Bedford Falls who rush to the rescue of neighbors. It won't work, just like it didn't in It's a Wonderful Life.

Up With Stereotypes! Is Defining a Real Man Today Really Politically Incorrect?

Janet Carlson | Posted 01.09.2012 | Home
Janet Carlson

At pivotal times, stereotypes serve as just the platform we need -- something solid and obvious against which to rebel. Lucille Ball's antics on I Love Lucy were that funny because they were so not the proper behavior of a proper housewife in the 1950s.

Amanda Terkel

Public Broadcasting Groups Denounce Debt Commission's Recommendation

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) and NPR are denouncing the recommendation of the co-chairs of President Obama's Fiscal Com...

Not Just Kid Stuff: From Kidz Bop to The Fuzzy Stones

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Read More: Kenny Loggins, Linda Ronstadt, Jason & the Scorchers, Gorillaz, Lisa Loeb, Janis Ian, The Fuzzy Stones, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Dan Zanes, Kelly Clarkson, James Blunt, The Music Man, John Mayer, The Wizard of Oz, The Sound of Music, Bette Midler, Mary Poppins, Hans Christian Anderson, Timbaland, How the Grinch Stole Christmas, Robert B. Sherman, Van Hunt, Tom CHapin, Peter Paul & Mary, The Jackson 5, Daughtry, Fleischer Brothers, Millie Jackson, Pbs, Teddy Pendegrass, Black Eyed Peas, Think Tree, Barney & Friends, Fergie, George Benson, Dr. John, Elmo, Pete Fitzpatrick, Gwen Stefani, Teddy Geiger, Todd Tobias, The Adventures of Ozzie & Harriet, They Might Be Giants, Al Jarreau, Tracy Bonham, Taylor Swift, Smash Mouth, Laurie Berkner, Cobra Verde, Pink, Jack Johnson, The New Zoo Review, David Seville, Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, The Monkees, Justin Timerblake, Barenaked Ladies, Barney, Laurel & Hardy, Buck Howdy, Rankin & Bass, Miley Cyrus, Sesame Street, The Original P, National Geographic, The Wiggles, Britney Spears, Clem Snide, The Blue Man Group, Brad Robinson, Harry Chapin, Judy Garland, Billy Joel, The Beatles, Douglas "Truth" Smith, Lou Rawls, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Robert Pollard, Peanuts, Carly Simon, Public Broadcasting System, Ohio, Plain White T’S, Nikka Costa, Count Zero, Naftule's Dream, Cleveland Scene, Jim Henson, Bing Crosby, The Partridge Family, Rhianna, Dr. Suess, Green Day, Beyoncé, Texas, Looney Tunes, Fat Albert, Justin Roberts, Kidz Bop, Marlo Thomas, Kate Taylor, The Sippycups, Farmer Jason, Josie & the Pussycats, Guided by Voices, Gang of Four, The Chipmunks, The Doobie Brothers, Nelly, Alicia Keys, The Simon Sisters, Richard M. Sherman, Eric Paul, James Taylor, The Archies, Bruce Springsteen, Putumayo, How I Met Your Mother, Sony Wonder, Neil Patrick Harris, Fall Out Boy, Raffi, Baby Einstein, Robert Louis Stevenson, William Blake, Robert Burns, Edward Lear, Lewis Carroll, Veggie Tales, Red Skelton, The Red Skelton Show, Jackie Gleason, Lawrence Welk, The Jackie Gleason Show, The Lawrence Welk Show, Itunes, Fraggle Rock, Entertainment News
Mike Ragogna

When did children's music get so awful? It wasn't always as painful to listen to. Some historic recordings, though not exactly classified as "children's," have been cherished forever.