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Entries from June 2005

Monkeying with Public Broadcasting Again

June 21st, 2005 · No Comments

The current attack on public broadcasting is like 1972 all over again. That is, like Nixon’s White House, this administration wants to intimidate and silence news and public affairs programs that are sometimes critical of them. And this time, the White House has an insider – CPB chairman Kenneth Tomlinson – on their side, as Tomlinson injects partisan politics into the very entity he is supposed protect. At the top of his list is NOW, a weekly news program that until this year was one hour long and hosted by veteran reporter Bill Moyers.

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Tags: Public Broadcasting