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  • Lies, damn lies, and Big Bird

    Two of the more memorable observations to come out of Mitt Romney during the first presidential debate had to do with fibs and Big Bird. The candidate said that as the father of sons, he knows that repeating a lie doesn't make it true. As to the latter?...
  • Move over, Big Bird

    A recent editorial states that the Corporation for Public Broadcasting "gets all of $450 million" in federal funding, as if this amount were peanuts ("Big lies and Big Bird," Oct 8). But $450 million could hire 9,000 teachers at $50,000 per year. Surely,...
  • Television Pioneer CPTV Turns 50

    Half a century ago, Connecticut Public Television wasn't the award-winning TV producer and presenter it is today. It wasn't even "Public Television." It was Connecticut Educational Television. Located in the basement of Trinity College's library, Channel...
  • The Crowd: And the winner for Best Entree is ...

    The Crowd: And the winner for Best Entree is ...
    It is the Oscar celebration for the culinary world. Known as the Friends of James Beard Benefit Dinner, an annual tribute to the culinary arts named for the late famous American chef was presented May 1 in Costa Mesa at the incomparable AnQi by...
  • Denzel Washington takes graduation crusade to ‘PBS NewsHour’

     
    The news program and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting are tackling the dropout problem through an 18-month reporting project called American Graduate: Let's Make It Happen. Viewers will see "NewsHour" correspondents looking at the dropout probem...
  • Tom Petty on lending a hand to underdog radio station KCSN-FM* [Updated]

     
    Tom Petty discusses lending a hand to radio station KCSN-FM (88.5) at Cal State Northridge, where he and his band the Heartbreakers will play at an Oct. 29 benefit....
  • WMFE: 90.7 FM will continue if TV station isn’t sold

     
    He noted that WMFE-FM has had two successful fund drives since announcing in April that it would sell WMFE-TV and concentrate on radio. "In June, we raised over $240,000 against a $230,000 goal, and just a few weeks ago, we raised just over $130,000...
  • Mitt Romney would cut federal cultural agencies by half

     
    Mitt Romney says he would cut funding in half for the NEA and NEH if elected. He also sought to restrain cultural spending as Massachusetts governor....
  • Carole Nolan, 1932-2012

     
    Former WBEZ-FM 91.5 PR director Merillee Clark Redmond has sent over this remembrance Carole Nolan, who transformed the station from a sleepy, part-time classroom-of-the-air outlet to a full-service public radion station, died early this morning at age...
  • Big Bird gets the big bucks

     
    Carroll Spinney, who has played Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch since (Sesame Street's) inception, earned more than $314,000 in compensation in 2011, according to the organization's 990 form.....Jonathan Berr, MSN Money The column puts the Big Bird issue...
  • WUCF TV: Heads of PBS, CPB recommended new boss

     
    THIS POST HAS BEEN UPDATED: A TV executive named last week to oversee WUCF TV drew enthusiastic recommendations, although she did have detractors for her work in New Mexico. Polly Anderson will join Orlando's PBS station as executive director in February....