Mar 26, 2004
In an online poll, 84 percent of 1,300 Seattle Times readers favor keeping Bob Edwards at the Morning Edition microphone; though he is actually a young stud, one calls him "fatherly" and another compares him to Walter Cronkite. In USA Today, CBS News star Charles Osgood says of Edwards: "If it were me, I'd have him do it forever. Every time I hear him, I think how terrific he is." SaveBobEdwards.com, established March 24, suggests sending protest e-mails to NPR exec Jay Kernis. More than 1,400 people protest Edwards' reassignment at Petitiononline.com.
Posted by Steve at 8:19 PM
Newspapers are finding public TV producers at work all over: investigating an old bayonet in Carlisle, Pa., for History Detectives, shooting historical sites in Boston for American Experience, documenting reading problems in El Paso for Children of the Code: The Code and the Challenge of Learning to Read It.
Posted by Steve at 8:08 PM
Jefferson Public Radio may take on management of its second old movie palace in the northern-California / southern Oregon region: the Loew's State in Eureka, Calif., according to the Eureka Reporter. JPR already runs the Cascade in Redding, Calif.
Posted by Steve at 7:52 PM