Jun 9, 2006

Louisville Courier-Journal: New team running public radio stations

Board members and senior staffers are running the Public Radio Partnership in Louisville, Ky., in the absence of a permanent president, reports the Courier-Journal. The article details further strife among staff and members of the board, with one member resigning last month and two others stirring up controversy.

Who's fighting for rightward balance at CPB?

As pubcasting girds for another fight over federal funding, the Washington Times asks "public TV insiders of a conservative bent" whether the rightward cause they championed has been lost.

Major pubTV history series backed by NEH

National Endowment for the Humanities announced yesterday $5 million in TV grants to projects including WETA's four-hour The Jewish Americans; WGBH's We Shall Remain, a five-parter on Native American history; and KCET's three-hour In the Name of God and King: The Spanish Empire. The broadcast projects were among 171 receiving aid. Details were posted online, organized by grantees' states: Alabama to Illinois (10-page PDF), Indiana to New Mexico (9-page), and New York to Wyoming (11-page).