May 2, 2007

Where are PBS's liberal defenders now?

PBS and its star filmmaker Ken Burns "have just been mugged by censors and pressure groups demanding changes" to The War, writes National Review Online columnist Garrett Moewe, and the silence from pubTV's "self-appointed protectors" on the left is deafening.

Showtime renews video "The American Life"

Phil Rosenthal reported in the Chicago Tribune that the Showtime cable net has ordered an additional six-episode run of the TV spinoff of PRI's This American Life. (That's all Rosenthal writes, so don't bother registering for more.) With the first run, more than a few critics, including AP's Frazier Moore, gave fans the good news that Ira Glass and company had succeeded in developing a visual version that lives up to the aural original.