Feb 25, 2011

PBS: Doing something right ... or left?

"The conventional tag that I often see applied to PBS is 'liberal,'" writes PBS Ombudsman Michael Getler in his column today (Feb. 25). "I get a fair amount of mail from critics who say they are viewers and who say they see public broadcasting that way."

But wait:

"I also get probably an equal amount from viewers, or from people who claim to be viewers, that think PBS has moved to the right, that the service has increasingly sold out to the right-wing and corporate interests. I'm not trying to invoke, here, the idea that when one is criticized by both sides it must mean it is doing something right and in the broader public's interest."

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