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gatorboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 10:58 AM
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Two Conservatives Elected to Top Positions for Public Broadcasting
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/20...

A leading Republican donor and fundraiser was elected chairman of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting yesterday, tightening conservative control over the agency that oversees National Public Radio and the Public Broadcasting Service.

Cheryl F. Halpern, a New Jersey lawyer and real estate developer, won approval from the CPB's board. She succeeds a close board ally, Kenneth Y. Tomlinson, who stirred controversy earlier this year by contending that public broadcasting favors liberal views. Tomlinson's term as chairman had expired, but he will remain a member of the board.

The board also elected another conservative, Gay Hart Gaines, as its vice chairman. Gaines, an interior decorator by training, was a charter member and a chairman of GOPAC, a Republican fundraising group that then-Rep. Newt Gingrich (R-Ga.) used to engineer the GOP takeover of the House in 1994.

With the changes, conservatives with close ties to the Bush administration have assumed control of every important position at the agency, which distributes about $400 million in federal funds to noncommercial radio and TV stations and is supposed to act as a buffer against outside political influence.
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buff2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 11:04 AM
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1. I don't think we'll ever get out of the noose around our necks
that republicans have us in. Nothing ever changes for the better,it just keeps getting worse.The fascist nazis and the Dick-tator of the United states are in full control. I'm glad I don't have that many more years to live in this republican ruled hell hole.
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Mr_Jefferson_24 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 11:09 AM
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2. PBS has been captured...
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KharmaTrain Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 11:10 AM
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3. More Reason To Cut Them Loose...
This is what the "Conservative" GOOPies want to do to pay for the Gulf reconstruction.

Honestly...why not take a look at some of the purposes of the 1967 bill that created the Corporation For Public Broadcasting that oversees PBS and NPR and the right wing has threatened to destroy for years. Look like they're about to get their wish.

But the communications world has changed a lot since 1967. PBS is no longer the only source for "educational" or "public" programming...or childrens shows. Many of the largest PBS stations are high budget operations that can survive quite well without a government subsidy and the political and editorial content that goes with it.

The real losers would be the people the Repugnicans represent...surprise, surprise. Those areas rely more on CPB and PBS funding/programming than do the major cities and blue states.
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mahatmakanejeeves Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 11:12 AM
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4. "... Gay ..., interior decorator ...[elected to CPB board]...."
Well, it's about time.

"The board also elected another conservative, Gay Hart Gaines, as its vice chairman. Gaines, an interior decorator by training, was a charter member and a chairman of GOPAC, a Republican fundraising group that then-Rep. Newt Gingrich (R-Ga.) used to engineer the GOP takeover of the House in 1994."
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KoKo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 11:19 AM
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5. Log Cabin Repug?
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madrchsod Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 11:21 AM
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6. look out garrison they`ll be coming after you!
well that`s one program they won`t touch...maybe car talk...i`m sure those guys are terrorists http://www.cartalk.com /
think i`m joking ? check this out
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http://v-dac.com/cartalk /
Car Talk Vehicle Donation Program Home

need i say more?
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