Jan 11, 2008
"Persuasion, the first production from PBS' Complete Jane Austen, badly overadjusts, adding so many fussy modern flourishes and out-of-place romantic gestures it almost undermines the inherent beauty of Austen's work," writes Robert Bianco in USA Today. Laurence Vittes of the Hollywood Reporter disagrees: "Persuasion, the first installment in the new Jane Austen cycle...finds an excellent, demographic-widening middle road between the stiff, formal attempts of 20 and 30 years ago and flights of cinematic fancy like Patricia Rozema's Mansfield Park from 1999."
Posted by Katy June-Friesen at 2:12 PM
Food for thought on the future of radio: Rob Paterson blogs about the arrival of Wi-fi to the car and Mark Ramsey describes how RCA's Infinite Radio--a table-top unit integrating AM/FM, Wi-Fi, and Slacker Personal Radio--blows HD Radio away.
Posted by Karen at 9:04 AM
Pubradio marketing consultant John Sutton summarizes conclusions from the first study to use Arbitron Personal People Meter data to analyze pledge-drive listening.
Posted by Karen at 8:50 AM
Public Radio International has apologized for a recent skit on Fair Game with Faith Salie that recommended an imaginary “Huckabee family recipe” for “Deep-Fried Body of Christ — boring holy wafers no more,” the Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights said yesterday. The recipe skit was one of several based on weight problems of the preacher/presidential candidate (here’s another), but this one was pulled from the nightly comic interview show’s website, the league said, concluding: “We are satisfied with this outcome — it effectively ends this issue.”
Posted by Steve at 6:43 AM