Mar 6, 2007
Marines and their supporters refuted criticism of the Feb. 21 program that PBS Ombudsman Michael Getler recently described as a "very well done testimonial and recruiting film masquerading as a documentary." Getler's critique was lost on one viewer who wrote: "Documentary or recruiting — whatever you want to call it, it was a pretty good show. I want to say 'thank you' in advance for the new ones who might sign with the Marine Corps just because they saw this show."
Posted by Karen at 4:11 PM
Jesse Thorn promotes the Public Radio Talent Quest and comments on public radio's approach to creating shows and cultivating talent. "New programming in public media is largely driven by pre-existing funding, which turns the development process backwards," he writes. "Instead of having a great idea, or a great host, or a great producer and feeding it resources, we find a need or niche we decide to fill, then look for money, then actually build the creative elements. It's anti-entrepreneurial and rewards sameness"
Posted by Mike at 10:49 AM