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No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-23-13 10:13 AM
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I feel as though I've been under assault.
PBS has been complicit. I've had no choice.
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formercia Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-23-13 02:35 PM
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1. PBS is the victim of a Coup
thanks to Bush Gang.

They got their wish about controlling the Media.
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No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-24-13 11:01 AM
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2. Like any lady, PBS had the ability to say "no."
It could have spent less on programming for a while. It has a huge backlog of fantastic programs that no one has seen in 20 year or more. I could have dusted them off and re-run them.

It could have been a little less lavish in its new programs. For one thing, Meryl Streep and celebrities of her magnitude don't have to be off screen announcers. They could give some up and coming actors a break.

It could have pushed harder on fundraising from the public. It could have done a lot of things, IMO. Remember, it has little to no competition.

Instead, it chose to sell its soul.
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Enthusiast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-24-13 11:03 AM
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3. Right you are! nt
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formercia Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-09-13 09:52 AM
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4. I agree
The Bean-Counters said they need more revenue, so spend more on talent to attract viewers. The reason it didn't work, is the PBS base viewers are walking away and not donating. Why should we donate to a commercial station. If they want to play the free market game, let them do it and fail.

I never watch PBS except on rare occasions. I never watch TV, except on rare occasion. It stresses me out, with all of the obvious propaganda and spin control.

Screw the media.

I'm going to work in the garden..Later, folks. :)
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Enthusiast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-10-13 09:00 AM
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5. Obvious propaganda causes stress.
I used to enjoy NPR. No longer!
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