Tom Rieland Archives For August 2013

ESPN Drops Out of FRONTLINE Project on Concussions in NFL

Frontline ESPN Concussion Watch
FRONTLINE and ESPN had created a Concussion Watch database that tracks concussions and other head injuries in the NFL.
August 23, 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.

NPR’s President Resigns

NPR President Gary Knell has resigned after two years of leading the public radio organization.
August 19, 2013

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.

PBS Press Tour a Big Hit!

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Five actresses from PBS's hit period drama — Michelle Dockery (Mary), Laura Carmichael (Edith), Phyllis Logan (Mrs. Hughes), Joanne Froggatt (Anna), and Sophie McShera (Daisy) — stepped out in Beverly Hills for a "Downton Abbey" event at the Television Critics Association summer press tour.
12, 2013

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.

Emergency Communications from an Old Standby – Radio!

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Radio was a key communications source during Hurricane Sandy in 2012.
August 6, 2013

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?  [...]

The Future of TV

2, 2013

Charlie Rose recently had an interesting conversation with David Carr of the New York Times talking about the current and future state of television this week which aired on WOSU TV/PBS. It’s about 25 minutes worth watching to learn about what is coming next.