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The Time Chris Christie Shut Down a Public Television Station That Did a Tough Story on Him

"At the time, it sounded far-fetched that a governor would care so much about being burned by state television that he’d shut it down. But then again, with the news last week, anything seems possible.”

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The Time Chris Christie Shut Down a Public Television Station That Did a Tough Story on Him

"At the time, it sounded far-fetched that a governor would care so much about being burned by state television that he’d shut it down. But then again, with the news last week, anything seems possible.”

(via quickhits)

11:42 // 9 months ago
November 3, 2012
pbsthisdayinhistory:

November 3, 1969: PBS is Founded
On November 3, 1969, PBS was created to provide educational televisionprogramming and services that reflect the diverse interests of theAmerican people.Today, nearly 90% of U.S. television households tune into PBS memberstations, and we are expanding our public service mission to digitalmedia. In September 2012, Americans watched more than 150 millionvideos across all of PBS’ web and mobile platforms.See how PBS is serving all Americans at valuepbs.org.
Image: Vintage PBS logo


A very happy 43rd birthday to PBS. Still going strong after all these years, and getting flung around in election-year political banter to boot.

pbsthisdayinhistory:

November 3, 1969: PBS is Founded

On November 3, 1969, PBS was created to provide educational television
programming and services that reflect the diverse interests of the
American people.

Today, nearly 90% of U.S. television households tune into PBS member
stations, and we are expanding our public service mission to digital
media. In September 2012, Americans watched more than 150 million
videos across all of PBS’ web and mobile platforms.

See how PBS is serving all Americans at valuepbs.org.

Image: Vintage PBS logo

A very happy 43rd birthday to PBS. Still going strong after all these years, and getting flung around in election-year political banter to boot.

(via newshour)

19:03 // 1 year ago
August 12, 2011
nprfreshair:

nprdigitalsvcs:

NPR <3 PBS.
Our new designer Dan shows his love for our public television buddies.

Yes, that is a PBS tattoo. Hardcore. See you Monday, Tumblr.

Sure, this is hardcore. But if you want to be really hardcore, get a NET tattoo instead. Or possibly CBC.

nprfreshair:

nprdigitalsvcs:

NPR <3 PBS.

Our new designer Dan shows his love for our public television buddies.

Yes, that is a PBS tattoo. Hardcore. See you Monday, Tumblr.

Sure, this is hardcore. But if you want to be really hardcore, get a NET tattoo instead. Or possibly CBC.

16:25 // 3 years ago
July 5, 2011
17:12 // 3 years ago
June 6, 2011
We need to have robust New Jersey public broadcasting, but we need to have it in a way that is not continuing to cost the taxpayers and can be perceived as truly independent from state government.
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie • Describing his plan to have WNET take over public television coverage in New Jersey, as well as to offer up public radio coverage to stations in Pennsylvania and New York. A deal’s already in place. The decision is controversial to say the least — some New Jersey residents are concerned about losing local programming as a result of the plan, and over 100 people will lose their jobs — though they have the opportunity to reapply for similar jobs with WNET. Though officials reassure that donaations raised for public broadcasting “will stay in New Jersey,” this is kind of a crap move if you ask us. These services cost the state relatively little and their benefits are pretty high. And the state wouldn’t be able to get away with this move at all if they weren’t relatively small and adjacent to states with large public broadcasters already. source (viafollow)
20:33 // 3 years ago
May 12, 2011
Public television icon Jim Lehrer&#8217;s leaving his anchor post: The guy&#8217;s been the anchor or co-anchor of a program like &#8220;Newshour&#8221; for 36 years. He&#8217;ll still remain on the show, but will mostly stay behind-the-scenes. Big ups, man. source Follow ShortFormBlog

Public television icon Jim Lehrer’s leaving his anchor post: The guy’s been the anchor or co-anchor of a program like “Newshour” for 36 years. He’ll still remain on the show, but will mostly stay behind-the-scenes. Big ups, man. source

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11:06 // 3 years ago
February 26, 2011

bobeda:

studentjournalist:

WHEN MR. ROGERS WENT TO CONGRESS: It would have been hard to move men in Senate in 1969 the way Mr. Rodgers did. When President Nixon’s administration wanted to cut spending to the Corporation for Public Broadcasting at its infancy, Rodgers approached the senators the only way he knew how.

Mr. Rogers goes to Washington. Viva public media!

If only Mr. Rogers was around today to talk the GOP back into their senses.

(via bobeda)

17:25 // 3 years ago