Jul 10, 2002

The L.A. Times profiles public radio's Studio 360, which host Kurt Andersen says goes beyond high culture to show us the art "on TV and in our bathrooms." [Current profiled the show last summer.]
Staci Kramer of the Online Journalism Review supports NPR's new linking policy—with a few reservations. [Read the Current story about the debate.]
LA Times critic Howard Rosenberg describes PBS's American Family as the best of television's new Latino family dramas: "It's rich and atmospheric, witty and a major tug on your heartstrings, all with no trace of phoniness. Your loss if you're missing it."
The conflict between NPR and the Traditional Values Coalition is on the agenda of the House Energy and Commerce Committee hearing today at 10 on Capitol Hill. [Current report on the affair.] It's unlikely the committee will avoid the topic with both Andrea Lafferty of the conservative group and NPR President Kevin Klose as witnesses. Also up: the heads of CPB, PBS, APTS, WNYC and cable exec Michael Willner of Insight Communications, who has in the past objected to extensive DTV carriage demands by broadcasters.