Mar 30, 2004

"It was Alistair Cooke's idiosyncratic mix of the momentous and the everyday that captivated his British audience and turned his Letter from America into an institution," wrote Karen McVeigh in The Scotsman after the BBC journalist died today. Cooke was 95 and had ceased his weekly BBC Letter from America in February.
Recent audience and membership declines at New Hampshire Public Television put the public TV network at a disadvantage against Boston powerhouse WGBH, reports the New Hampshire Sunday News.
NPR's home page has a new look and a note about it. Some inside pages display poorly in Mozilla Firefox for Windows but render well in IE. Update: This problem appears to be fixed.
The morning show on Air America, the forthcoming liberal talk radio network, will be called Morning Sedition, according to an XM Radio release.
While some execs at public radio stations support NPR's decision to find a new Morning Edition host, they are critical of the network's handling of the change, reports the New York Times (reg. req.) "There's a universal sense that this has been managed poorly," says one. The Los Angeles Times reports that Bob Edwards' resistance to having a co-host might have contributed to his fate.