Archive for August, 2013
Just weeks from the national broadcast of a FRONTLINE program on PBS, ESPN has ended its association with the program – a two-part documentary about concussions in the NFL.
WOSU listeners – I’m passing on the unfortunate news of the resignation of Gary Knell as President and CEO of NPR. Gary has been a dynamic leader for NPR, but is leaving after two years with the network. He will be missed. I wanted to share a portion of his letter to NPR stations today.
Perhaps one of the most under the radar TV stories of recent times is the success of PBS national programming to draw eyeballs on stations like WOSU across the country. PBS President Paula Kerger just completed the annual August press tour and I thought you might be interested a direct quotes from her presentation.
We’re midway through hurricane season, which reminded me of the reports out of the east coast after Hurricane Sandy last year. The ability to provide timely emergency information to our citizens has been tested mightily in recent years. The clear winner are the broadcast radio stations across America. What about our smart phones you say? [...]