Apr 22, 2005

Christopher Lydon is keeping a blog that looks ahead to the launch of his new show, Open Source.
NPR and Court TV will collaborate on producing hourlong quarterly specials about legal issues, reports MediaWeek.
This Washington Post piece polls pubcasting observers about whether CPB's recent moves to add ombudsmen, bring on former Michael Powell adviser Ken Ferree and replace President Kathleen Cox is part of an effort to exert political pressure on the system. According to an unnamed FCC official, CPB "is engaged in a systematic effort not just to sanitize the truth, but to impose a right-wing agenda on PBS. It's almost like a right-wing coup." But CPB Board Chairman Ken Tomlinson refutes all conspiracy theories and advises the agency's critics to"grow up."