Downton Upper

A few million of us have been, sort of, introduced to Lloyd George thanks to the PBS import of Downton Abbey, the Masterpiece series that...

The Architect

Idaho Public Television in the late 1970’s and early 1980’s, Peter Morrill was behind the camera making me look as good as was humanly...

New – and Old – Lows

Rush Limbaugh apologized over the weekend for a choice of words that he admitted “was not the best,” a reference to his radio show...

Symbolic Cuts

Noted documentary filmmaker Ken Burns has waded into the fray over eliminating federal funding for the Corporation for Public...

More Assaults on Public TV

I wrote yesterday about Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell’s hasty retreat from a controversial Confederate History Month proclamation. Some how...

Six Degrees of Separation

Valentin Berezhkov – that’s his photo at the top of this post – had quite a life and I’m confident my interview wasn’t on his Top Ten...

Killing Off Big Bird…

Combined with other holdbacks, the reduction will be more like 33% in the first year. Otter’s idea has received extensive media attention...