Apr 8, 2003

Educational TV can't exist without marketing tie-ins, but some toys teach better than others, reports the Christian Science Monitor.
The American Journalism Review profiles Jefferson Public Radio, an extensive regional network based in Ashland, Ore. "It's the tie that binds the region together," says a former news director.
New media staffers at Boston's WBUR-FM have created a weblog devoted to the war against Iraq.
Chicago police believe that Fe Corizon Cruz-Fabunan, the retired WTTW finance manager accused of embezzling $260,000 from the station, is on the lam, reports Chicago Business.
John Willis, WGBH's new national production chief, is returning to the U.K. to direct BBC's Factual and Learning programs, reports the Guardian. In a February speech to documentarians, he said an "infection of entertainment" dilutes news programs in the U.S.
Sesame Street launches its 34th season on PBS today. The long-running series is as "creative and vibrant as ever," writes Lynne Heffley in an LA Times review. Heffley also reviews three new preschool shows debuting today on Noggin, Nickelodeon's digital channel of kiddie edutaiment.
The New York Times reports on how war coverage has altered the TV habits of viewers in Millville, N.J.