Oct 1, 2003

The Public Broadcasting Button Collection collects promotional buttons from public radio and TV over the years. Sample: "1980. The year NPR stops being a secret. (don't tell anybody)"
Richard Pearce discusses his film "The Road to Memphis," an installment in PBS's The Blues, on the Washington Post's website.
Twenty-three more public TV organizations received digital conversion funding in the year's second round of Public Telecommunications Facilities Program grants. Aid went to state networks in 10 states, Connecticut, Iowa, Montana, Nebraska, New Mexico, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Texas, Vermont and West Virginia, as well as to 13 stations in other states.
Gerald Boyd, the former New York Times editor who stepped down after the Jayson Blair flap, is talking with NPR's Tavis Smiley about becoming executive producer of Smiley's show, reports the New York Post's gossip column. (Via Romenesko.)