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  • 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...
  • 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,...
  • NPR president's resignation fuels foes of public broadcasting funding

    NPR president's resignation fuels foes of public broadcasting funding
    — Vivian Schiller's resignation as president and chief executive of National Public Radio comes at a perilous time for the public broadcaster, as Republicans in Congress press ahead with plans to slice its federal lifeline. Schiller's exit on...
  • Book review: 'Reality Is Broken'

    Book review: 'Reality Is Broken'
    Reality Is Broken Why Games Make Us Better and How They Can Change the World Jane McGonigal Penguin Press: 388 pp., $26.95 As a nongamer, avowed Luddite and mother of a 7-year-old who is mesmerically attracted to anything with a screen, I was...
  • 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...
  • 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....
  • As Obamas host Broadway stars, Culture Monster commenters invoke Nero and Marie Antoinette

     
    President Obama and wife Michelle are set to host an evening of Broadway performers in the East Room, to be taped for an October broadcast in the PBS "In Performance at the White House" series, and streamed live at whitehouse.gov......