May 23, 2007

OPB catches a hot documentary

CPB and Oregon Public Broadcasting said today that OPB will distribute the hot-potato documentary Islam vs. Islamists to pubTV stations, relieving public TV of complaints that pubcasting was bottling up the documentary funded by CPB but rejected by PBS. (American Public Television also rejected the film, the syndicator told Current.)

Sac Bee: Morning Edition is "more relevant" with co-hosts

In the three years since Bob Edwards was ousted as host of NPR's Morning Edition, the morning newsmag has gained 3 million listeners, according to the Sacramento Bee. Reporter Sam McManis writes that the show is "a better, newsier, more nimble and relevant program with Renee Montagne and Steve Inskeep as co-hosts."