Wednesday, January 10, 2007

big bird and buster win the long game

last year, ken tomlinson, former chair of the CPB, who went on a crusade to "eliminate liberal bias" at PBS, hiring right-wingers as ombudsmen, hired a mysterious hoosier to monitor bill moyers, and tried to cut funding for children's programming (like sesame street), resigned from the CPB board. he resigned presumably to protect his other job (which also has oversight over PBS) as head of the broadcasting board of governors.

now, tomlinson is leaving the board of governors, asking president bush to withdraw his nomination. but does this mean PBS is finally safe? could tomlinson's replacement possibly be worse?

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