Feb 17, 2005

"We feel strongly that the language of war should not be sanitized and that there is nothing indecent about its use in this context." In a memo to public TV stations, producers of Frontline ask them to take a stand for the First Amendment by airing a documentary that includes the real language of soldiers in combat [via Romenesko].
The New York Times reports that PBS's identity crisis goes far deeper than the announcement by Pat Mitchell that she would step down next year as the beleaguered network's president.
"I just wanted to make clear that I've got 15 months left on this job and let's make this as constructive as we can," says PBS President Pat Mitchell in a Washington Post column that links her announcement that she'll leave PBS next year to her handling of the Buster "two mommies" program.