Apr 19, 2005

The FCC has announced Auction 62, scheduled for Nov. 1 and set to include 173 FM construction permits. Only one noncommercial station, Boston's WGBH, walked away from the last auction with a new channel.
Tonight's rebroadcast of "Death of a Princess," which Frontline first presented on PBS in 1980 despite objections from the State Department and Mobil Oil, asks whether the condition of women in Saudi Arabia has improved since the film first aired. A New York Times critic observes that one change seems indisputable: "pressure from Christian fundamentalists and conservatives has all but emasculated PBS."