May 7, 2004

San Francisco Chronicle TV critic Tim Goodman marks the 50th anniversary of KQED with a column excoriating PBS and its local member station: "Rarely has a media outlet lost pace with the needs and wants of its audience and been more in denial about it than PBS."
A teacher in Utah was suspended after showing Frontline's "Merchants of Cool" to middle school students. A school official told the Associated Press that the documentary, which examines marketing strategies used to target teenagers, is "clearly inappropriate."