Carol Platt Liebau: PBS - It's About Time

Wednesday, June 15, 2005

PBS - It's About Time

It looks like PBS will start attempting to provide, on the whole, a balanced menu of programming, thanks to the work of PBS Chairman Kenneth Tomlinson. And balance is appropriate, given that PBS is funded by taxpayer money -- in a country that is not overwhelmingly liberal . . . as PBS' programming has predominantly been for some time.

PBS Chairman Tomlinson has been unfairly maligned by critics on the left who have no clue. They need to understand that in an age where communication options are exploding, there is a shrinking rationale even for PBS' actual existence. That rationale diminishes exponentially if it's merely Air America on television. By requiring PBS to broaden up a little bit, Tomlinson is actually doing more to save it than the hot-headed left wing commentators who, for too long, have treated PBS like their clubhouse.


Blogger Bachbone said...

My local PBS station has been running periodic commercial ads for several months. I say, "Hooray!" To me, it signals the beginning of the end for government subsidies. A long row to hoe, to be sure, but the beginning is here.

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