December 8, 1993 |
The Public Broadcasting Service today will announce a large new commitment to children's programming, expanding it to nine hours a day and encouraging parents to make better use of the hours youngsters spend in front of the television. Beginning in July, in 10 cities across the country, including Los Angeles, local PBS stations will broadcast about three more hours of children's shows every day and repackage all educational programming to give it a hip, new image.
August 21, 1991 |
Los Angeles public-television station KCET will air the short film, "Stop the Church"--which the Public Broadcasting Service pulled from its schedule last week--as part of a documentary about the controversy surrounding the program. "The differences of opinion on this have created a story in itself that is larger than just the film, and we want to produce a program that looks at the controversy," said Barbara Goen, KCET vice president for public information.
February 5, 1995
We thank Sen. Larry Pressler for revealing the real reason behind the efforts of some politicians to scuttle federal support for public broadcasting. Forget all the high-minded rhetoric about privatization and deficit reduction. What is really going on is something like a witch hunt against public broadcasting employees considered too liberal.
May 20, 2013 |
Fans of National Public Radio and the Public Broadcasting Service can meet the people behind the broadcasts on the seven-night “Newsmakers and Tastemakers” tour of Washington and New York City . Notables (subject to change) are expected to include Gwen Ifill, moderator and managing editor of “Washington Week” on PBS and senior correspondent for “PBS NewsHour”; Scott Simon, host of NPR's “Weekend Edition Saturday”; filmmaker Ric Burns, whose series “New York: A Documentary Film” premiered nationally on PBS; and Charlie Cook, publisher of “The Cook Political Report.” In D.C., participants will meet Ifill and other staff at PBS studios and tour NPR's new national headquarters.
May 25, 2005 |
PBS President Pat Mitchell maintained Tuesday that the taxpayer-supported network is independent and free of political bias, rejecting Republican arguments that there is a need for more conservative programming to balance the content of public television. In her first public response to criticism that PBS suffers from a liberal reputation, Mitchell cited public polls that have repeatedly found that a majority of Americans view the network as objective and fair.
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July 10, 2013 |
James L. Loper, a founder and former president of KCET Channel 28 who helped build the public broadcasting station into one of the nation's leading noncommercial outlets, has died. He was 81. Loper, who went on to oversee the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences , died Monday at his Pasadena home, his family said. No cause was announced. An Arizona transplant, Loper was a doctoral student at USC in the early 1960s when he joined a small group, the Committee for Educational Television, that was trying to establish a public broadcasting station in Los Angeles.
January 17, 2005 |
Bowing again to the specter of government censure, the Public Broadcasting Service has decided to edit out the scene of a nude woman in the upcoming television movie "Dirty War" rather than expose its member stations to complaints of indecency and FCC fines. The film, co-produced by HBO and BBC Films, depicts a fictional terrorist attack on central London. The scene in question shows a woman being scrubbed down after exposure to a chemical "dirty bomb."
November 20, 1990 |
The long-running children's series "Wonderworks" and "Newton's Apple" have failed to receive PBS funding for fiscal year 1991, meaning they will leave the noncommercial network in December, 1991.
November 6, 2001 |
With the slowing economy affecting corporate underwriting, the Public Broadcasting Service trimmed its staff by more than 10%, or about 59 positions, its second round of cost-cutting in the past year. The cuts, to be made through a combination of 27 layoffs and the rest in unfilled positions, follow a 9% staffing reduction, or 60 positions, in March, and will bring PBS' total number of employees to just over 500.
June 8, 2006 |
PUBLIC television and radio broadcasters are preparing themselves for another difficult budget season after a key House Appropriations subcommittee voted Wednesday to cut $115 million from station operations, system upgrades and grants for children's programs such as "Reading Rainbow" and "Sesame Street."