Apr 20, 2005

Two network news vets — Don Hewitt of CBS News and Tom Bettag of ABC's Nightline — are thinking of news programs to produce for PBS, according to the New York Observer. (Via Romenesko.)
The Campaign for Commercial-free Childhood organized a campaign to urge local public TV stations not to affiliate with PBS Kids Sprout, the ad-supported digital cable channel launching this fall. "Just because PBS has abandoned its commitment to commercial-free programming for children doesn’t mean your local station has to do so," CCFC says in a call-to-action on its website. A San Jose Mercury News article about the inescapability of ads targeted to kids points parents to CCFC's website.