Apr 16, 2010

FCC adviser to depart for post at Aspen Institute

Blair Levin, President Obama's National Broadband Plan adviser, is leaving his work at the FCC for the Aspen Institute, Broadcasting & Cable reports. His new title there: Communications & Society Fellow. CPB has long worked with the institute, participating in think-ins including its Roundtables on Public Service Media in March 2009 (PDF). CPB President Pat Harrison credited that work in her announcement last month of CPB's $10 million local journalism initiative (Current, April 5). Levin's last day with the FCC will be May 7.

PBS ombudsman's weekly Mailbag tackles World War II bombing campaign

Michael Getler, PBS ombudsman, is warning readers that this week's column is long. But if you're interested in the history of America's aerial bombing campaign against Nazi Germany, check it out. It's a continuing discussion going back to the American Experience doc "The Bombing of Germany" in February.