Tag Archives: PBS

WGBH Herald Hostage, Day 2

The Kochheads are here! Defenders of conservative billionaire David Koch are going after the liberal activists going after Koch for giving a reported $18.6 to local public broadcaster WGBH over the past three decades. From [Saturday's] Boston Herald: Koch foes blasted … Continue reading

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Free The Bill Mauldin One!

From our Late to the Party desk The Boston Sunday Globe featured this book review (dead-tree version) of The Deserters: A Hidden History of World War II, by Charles Glass: WILLIE AND JOE GO AWOL ‘The Guns at Last Light,’’ the … Continue reading

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Our ‘Beat The Press Party’ Bakeoff (PBS=Panel’s Big Sneer Edition)

A nice little crisscross in this week’s Great Boston MediaWatch Dogfight: The tabloid went after a public broadcasting star journalist, while the public broadcaster cuffed around the tabloid’s star columnist. Start, as usual, with the Underdog: The Boston Herald’s Press Party webcast … Continue reading

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WNET’s UnReality Ad Campaign

The hardtracking staff has no problem with this new ad campaign for New York PBS station WNET. We just think it’s an interesting misdirection play. From the New York Times: An Ad Campaign at WNET Uses Reality TV as a Punchline … Continue reading

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Dead Blogging The Fender Bender In Denver

Ads ‘n’ ends from last night’s Barack Obama/Mitt Romney bakeoff in the Mile High/Low Expectations City: • If you picked “crushed” for your drinking game, you were knee-walking by 9:14. • The first half hour of this thing was strictly … Continue reading

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It’s Good To Live In A Two-Daily Town (Fred Willard PBS Backlash Edition)

The Boston Globe gets some payback.  

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Grand Old Potemkin Pillage

You can set your election-year calendar by this House Republican budget kabuki (via the Boston Globe): Republican bill aims ax at NPR, public TV WASHINGTON — House Republicans unveiled legislation Tuesday to get rid of AmeriCorps, the national service program championed … Continue reading

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Downton Crabby: Brits Bash PBS Over Knockoff Merch

As the New York Times recently reported, the PBS hit Downton Abbey has spawned a cottage industry of  spinoffs for booksellers and publishers. Oh yes – and jewelry makers. From the U.K. Daily Mail: Downton Shabby: Unofficial collection of jewellery unveiled … Continue reading

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Let The $4 Billion Rumpus Begin! (Iowapalooza Edition)

The TV spots are airing fast and furious in Iowa’s GOP presidential bakeoff. Here’s a handy Des Moines sampler. Let’s start out on a positive note with this Mitt Romney ad:   About that “getting rid of programs” part? Romney … Continue reading

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Romney Wants To NASCAR Big Bird

Mediabistro’s FishbowlDC passes along this C-Span video from this afternoon in which Mitt Romney (R-Oscar the Grouch) says that he’d defund PBS if elected president.  “We’re not going to kill Big Bird, but Big Bird has to have advertisers,” he said, explaining … Continue reading

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