Feb 25, 2008
"You know, this is not a forum that gives us usable research," WYPR President Tony Brandon says in a Baltimore Sun column on the Feb. 20 community meeting that drew some 300 supporters of fired host Marc Steiner. Brandon sat "at the front of the auditorium, with his back to the crowd, and didn't speak during the meeting," the Sun reported. The new mid-day show hosted by Steiner's replacement, former Sun columnist Dan Rodricks, debuts today at noon.
Posted by Karen at 10:02 AM
PBS Ombudsman Michael Getler, the NewsHour's Jim Lehrer and NewsHour viewers respond to the recent New York Times column, "Is PBS Still Necessary?" Lehrer tells the New York Observer: "I read that and I said, my god, this guy doesn't know what he's talking about. I don't know where he got his position. But it wasn't based on any reporting."
Posted by Karen at 9:28 AM