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  • Conservative Lawmakers Call for End of Taxpayer Funding for Public Broadcasting

    05/14/2012 10:47:05 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 18 replies
    CNSNews ^ | May 14, 2012 | Elizabeth Harrington
    ( – Two conservative lawmakers are teaming up to urge appropriation leaders in the House and Senate to defund the Corporation of Public Broadcasting (CPB), which is asking for $445 million advance for FY 2015. This week, Sen. Jim Demint (R-S.C.) and Rep. Doug Lamborn (R-Colo.) each sent letters to the heads of the appropriation committees, saying defunding the entity “should be one of the easiest decisions to make,” while searching for cuts in a government $15 trillion in debt. “CPB’s requested appropriation represents no reduction from its prior year appropriation level,” Demint and Lamborn write. “While so many Americans...
  • 'Johnny Carson: King of Late Night' takes in-depth look [PBS "Carson's Cellar" Airs 5/14]

    05/13/2012 5:19:39 AM PDT · by fight_truth_decay · 35 replies
    LATimes ^ | May 13, 2012 | Greg Braxton
    A PBS 'American Masters' documentary investigates the mystique of the elusive 'Tonight Show' host, 20 years after he left TV. Barbara Walters, Peter Jennings and Diane Sawyer all made their best pitch but were turned down. Johnny Carson, the man who changed forever the world of late-night talk, wasn't talking. The network news powerhouses had separately attempted to secure interviews with Carson to get him to speak about his life and his place as one of the most influential figures in TV history. But from his 1992 retirement after 30 years on"The Tonight Show"until his death in 2005 at age...
  • DeMint Takes Aim at Axing CPB One More Time

    05/09/2012 6:46:19 PM PDT · by Drango · 18 replies
    broadcasting & cable ^ | 5/9/2012 | John Eggerton
    DeMint Takes Aim at Axing CPB One More Time Argues that the $445 million in advance appropriation that CPB is seeking for 2015 is an "enormous" sum Sen. James DeMint (R-S.C.) is collecting colleague signatures on a letter asking Senate Appropriations Committee and Education Subcommittee leaders to defund the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB). That is according to a source familiar with the letter, as well as a copy posted online by a group critical of CPB. DeMint is a veteran critic of CPB funding, fighting to defund the organization in the last Congress and penning op eds in opposition...
  • Why do US TaxPayers finance Arab lobby [on WLRN]?

    04/15/2012 2:48:22 AM PDT · by PRePublic · 7 replies
    Why do US TaxPayers finance Arab lobby [on WLRN]?J. Zogby is propagating on (PBS') WLRN with his so-called: Viewpoint aaiusa[DOT]org, pushing his "Palestiniansm" of (self-inflicted) "victimhood" upon the American people. No matter on what subject he tries to begin with, he always makes a poisonous "turn" to his obsessive Arab anti-Israel bashing.For eaxmple, tpday's title was about [massacres of oppressive dictatorship] Syria... yet, he had to bring up Netanyahu...My question is, why do you and I have to give money to an Arab lobby before giving to an: Irish, Italian, etc. lobby?--- branch:305-995-1717. e-mail: readytolearn@wlrn.orgSouth FloridaWLRN Public Radio and Television 172...
  • U.S. ban on political ads on public TV struck down

    04/12/2012 12:38:07 PM PDT · by raccoonradio · 12 replies
    Chicago Tribube/Reuters ^ | 4/12/12 | Terry Baynes and Jonathan Stempel
    (Reuters) - A divided U.S. appeals court struck down a federal ban on political advertising on public TV and radio stations, a decision that could open the public airwaves to a heavy dose of campaign ads leading up to the November elections. By a 2-1 vote, a panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco said the Federal Communications Commission violated the First Amendment's free speech clause by blocking public broadcasters from running political and public issue ads. The court said the ban was over broad and that lifting it would not threaten to undermine the...
  • Please Won’t You Be My Inspiration?

    03/18/2012 2:10:23 PM PDT · by the invisib1e hand · 4 replies
    NYT ^ | March 16, 2012 | By KRISTIN HOHENADEL
    [snip] For one serendipitous weekend he was Mr. Rogers’s actual neighbor. [snip] He asked about the young man’s job at MTV and got him talking about his parents’ divorce two decades MTV senior vice president with a shrine of Mr. Rogers mementos above his desk...a self-described “PBS mind in a jump-cut, sound-bit MTV world.” Mr. Rogers listened, then offered, “I feel so strongly that deep and simple is far more essential than shallow and complex,”... [snip] He took that suggestion to heart after Mr. Rogers’s death in 2003, teaming up with his brother, Christofer, 43, a television editor, to...
  • ABC, not PBS, first aired Obama’s 1991 Derrick Bell love-fest

    03/11/2012 11:39:19 AM PDT · by Nachum · 27 replies
    The Daily Calle6 ^ | 3/11/12 | Jeff Poor
    Whether or not it was the bombshell many hoped it would be, footage emerged last week — most notably on Fox News Channel’s “Hannity” – from a 1991 speech by then-Harvard Law School student Barack Obama, asking an audience to “open [their] hearts and minds” to the controversial Harvard professor and Derrick Bell. That footage included an embrace between Bell and Obama in a portion that was cut out of the PBS “Frontline” documentary called “The Choice 2008.” Some have made the case that that editing was proof of a media campaign to protect then-Democratic presidential nominee Obama and hide...
  • 'Honest' PBS Clinton Documentary Lies About the Economy

    03/01/2012 4:10:36 AM PST · by Kaslin · 27 replies · 3+ views ^ | March 1, 2012 | Larry Elder
    Public Television touted the Bill Clinton documentary as a long-awaited warts-and-all piece. USA Today called the two-parter a "solid and even-handed account ... of a remarkably skillful politician with an immense intellect." While calling it "tedious and predictable," The Washington Post described the documentary as "honest." In the first hour, the documentary stumbled out of the gate. If it were a racehorse, they'd have to put it down. The whopper we get hit with right away and again and again is this: Clinton inherited a recession -- not an economy that long ago came out of a recession. Never mind...
  • PBS Show 'To The Contrary' 02/17/2012 : “Republicans are coming to take your birth control”

    02/21/2012 10:20:32 AM PST · by sickoflibs · 58 replies
    PBS ^ | 02/17/2012 | Bonnie Erbe
    On Sunday's show host Bonnie Erbe takes the Obama-care mandate on contraceptives, which is not even in effect yet, and characterizes ANY opposition to it as ‘ debating issues that were decided decades ago.‘ These NEW mandates don’t even go into effect until January 2013 and these libs claim it’s settled decades ago. She also claims that all of the Republican candidates want to overturn the 1965 SCOTUS birth control decision (Griswold v. Connecticut,) and are coming for ‘your’ birth control. While making this new mandate their primary issue of concern they hand wring and complain about how Republicans are...
  • Ali al'Amin Mazrui = Jihadi racist

    01/26/2012 8:01:55 AM PST · by PRePublic · 1 replies
    Ali al'Amin Mazrui Another Islamic fanatic, Afro-ARAB racist Infamous for wish washing[1] the Goliath Arab-Muslim Slave Trade while 'criticizing' the West. His allegiance are with his Arab ancestors. He writes approvingly on the Arab-Islamic genocide in the Sudan (2.5 million deaths[2]), as well as sympathizing with the Hausa-Fulani Islamic ethnic cleansing and genocide of the Igbo ethnic non-Muslims in Nigeria (100,000 Igbo/Biafraians died[3][4]). Served as chief adviser for the infamous butcher, Islamic leader Idi Amin.(the 'Butcher of Uganda,'[5] responsible for the genocide of between 300,000 [6] and a half a Million Ugandans,[7]. He went on a 'crusade against Whites,'[8] has...
  • Berkeley Professor Assigns Students To Dig Up Dirt On FOX News For Taxpayer-Funded PBS Hit Piece

    01/11/2012 6:55:32 PM PST · by Nachum · 11 replies
    Pat Dollard ^ | 1/12/11 | fox news, Geraldo Rivera
    Sitting at the bar in Paolo’s Restaurant at 92nd Street and Madison Avenue in Manhattan Saturday afternoon, December 10th, I was shocked by the tone the conversation with my old ABC News colleague Lowell Bergman had taken. He was heading to London and had urgently requested that we get together before his afternoon flight from JFK. I remembered Lowell as a brave, competent, but hugely self-righteous old school investigative reporter, who famously produced the Mike Wallace expose of the major tobacco companies for ’60 Minutes.’ Al Pacino played him in the movie version of the saga, ‘The Insider.’ Although I...
  • Masterpiece Theater - Downton Abbey 2 (Season 2 starts tomorrow night)

    01/07/2012 5:12:32 PM PST · by randita · 137 replies
    PBS ^ | 1/7/12 | PBS
    Program: Masterpiece Episode: Downton Abbey 2: The Critics Can't Stop Talking The critics can't stop talking about Downton Abbey season 2 on MASTERPIECE! Watch the season premiere, Sunday, Jan. 8, 2012 at 9/8C. See why USA Today's Robert Bianco said "Lightning can strike twice" and US Weekly declared "With six Emmys and an endorsement from Will and Kate, the delicious period drama returns, and is even more grandly addictive." Duration: (1:00) Premiere Date: 01/08/2012 Episode Expires: Never TV Rating: NR
  • Merry Christmas Give To PBS!

    12/06/2011 12:09:53 AM PST · by zippythepinhead · 12 replies
    Wisdom of Dave ^ | 12/06/2011 | Dave
    Its the Christmas Season. A recession has long been on. And if those humbugs on PBS get their way, Your money will soon be gone. It is for you that they the all knowing claim, They make these droll shows of glory and shame. The News Hour will debrief you each day, One look at Gwen Ifil will scare any man away. Sesame Street has been on forty plus years, And Elmo that little fluffy tard will reduce all to tears.
  • A brilliant interview with New York University law professor Richard Epstein

    10/30/2011 9:11:34 AM PDT · by ventanax5 · 11 replies
    NewsHour anchor Jeffrey Brown explained that in the segment correspondent Paul Solman "gets a contrarian view, suggesting inequality in a free market system may not be as bad as advertised." The guest was New York University law school professor Richard Epstein.
  • Prohibition is an Awful Flop, We Like It

    10/27/2011 1:18:00 PM PDT · by PBRCat · 24 replies
    The Chicago Daily Observer ^ | October 27, 2011 | Daniel J. Kelley
    [T]he film is beautifully composed. There are seductive inserts of bottling machinery and a perfect whiskey old fashioned cocktail being made. Some sequences border upon being high quality advertising agency pornography produced for a liquor industry client. There are no laborers ordering Boilermakers in the final cut... Burns knows his real audience, his business partners at the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (your tax dollars at work) prefer sophisticated cocktails rather than canned beer and pork rinds. The documentary praises Frances Willard of the Women’s Christian Temperance Union as a feminist heroine while ignoring...
  • Diane Sawyer: "Moderate" Islamists government in Tunisia - What the heck is that?

    10/24/2011 4:46:46 PM PDT · by Righting · 12 replies
    Newsround: ABC TV / PBS NewsHour
    Diane Sawyer: "Moderate Islamists" government in Tunisia - What the heck is that? This ("moderate Islamists") was D. Sawyer's invented language today [Oct. 24, 2011]. (World News With Diane Sawyer - ABC) --- PBS NewsHour - Oct. 24, 2011 Gwen Ifill had guests: Michelle Dunn (Atlantic Journal) and Hisham Melhem, Washington bureau chief for Al-Arabiya TV. Surprisingly, it was Michelle Dunn that typically was caught up in the media romance-with-Arab-spring frenzy and lied/said that defended the 'Sharia' legalization in Tunisia. Whereas the Arab Muslim Hisham of al-Arabiya that was more defining it in clarity, 'Islamic law' being the main Vs...
  • The Catholic Revolution Will Be Televised

    09/24/2011 9:32:19 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies ^ | September 24, 2011 | Kathryn Lopez
    "I'd like you to convert Chicago," Father Robert Barron remembers his boss, Francis Cardinal George, archbishop of the Windy City, telling him about six years ago. The result of that charge will be airing on many PBS stations, starting this week. Barron, a Chicago priest and professor, has created a remarkable book and TV series called "Catholicism" -- which, in reintroducing a 2,000-year-old tradition, manages to be both elaborate and humble. It's self-conscious as a work of evangelization (complete with available study guides and a prayer card for those who care for such things), yet welcoming to a wide potential...
  • PBS alters transcript to hide Obama gaffe

    Barack Obama has gone to Congress asking for more money to spend. The President, in a rambling and tedious exercise mixing blame with demands, made quite a few dubious statements in laying out the case for Congress to vote for the plan which as yet does not exist. Much like Obamacare, Congress must ultimately vote for the bill to know what is in it. At one point Mr. Obama made a major gaffe; he identified Abraham Lincoln as the founder of the Republican Party. Lincoln did not join the Republicans until 1856, over two years after the party was founded....
  • PBS alters transcript to hide Obama gaffe

    09/10/2011 5:28:35 AM PDT · by radioone · 104 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 9-10-11 | Timothy Birdnow
    Barack Obama has gone to Congress asking for more money to spend. The President, in a rambling and tedious exercise mixing blame with demands, made quite a few dubious statements in laying out the case for Congress to vote for the plan which as yet does not exist. Much like Obamacare, Congress must ultimately vote for the bill to know what is in it. At one point Mr. Obama made a major gaffe; he identified Abraham Lincoln as the founder of the Republican Party. Lincoln did not join the Republicans until 1856, over two years after the party was founded....
  • Bert and Ernie: best buddies in an over-sexualized culture

    08/29/2011 2:41:07 PM PDT · by NYer · 47 replies
    Life Site News ^ | August 29, 2011 | CHUCK COLSON
    Bert & Ernie from Sesame Street August 29, 2011 ( - Sesame Workshop, the company that produces the kid’s show “Sesame Street,” announced last week the Bert and Ernie will not be getting married. Bert and Ernie, two of the show’s Muppets, are best buddies. They live in the same house and sleep in the same room — in separate twin beds. They bicker, they share, they enjoy a bedtime cookie together every night. They’re such good friends that some assume they must be gay. And one group used an online petition to ask “Sesame Street” to let the truth...