Feb 27, 2003
Pubcasters are again calling on FCC Chairman Michael Powell to require cable to carry both public TV's analog and digital signals during the DTV transition. The new request follows a similar appeal made in June 2001. Read the letter to Powell (PDF).
Posted by Dan at 3:29 PM
Fred Rogers died of cancer early today at the age of 74. There's additional information at the Family Communications website. Current covered his retirement in 2000. And in a Current commentary, media scholar George Gerbner explained how Rogers' storytelling addresssed childrens' needs. "In this world of too many manufactured dreams, Fred Rogers is hand-crafting--for us as well as for our children--the dreams that heal," he wrote.
Posted by Mike at 9:11 AM