Tag: media

Rahm Emanuel and the Chicago media debate

Rahm Emanuel and the Chicago media debate
Mayor Rahm Emanuel is to make regular appearances on Chicago Tonight, the news program of public television station WTTW. The discussions, which began on May 13 and are due to be held every 4-6 weeks, are to look at city issues with various reporters with the program. The topics decided are at the discretion of... Read more »

Public broadcasting funding preserved, for the moment

Earlier this week, I wrote an op-ed for this blog advocating for the funding of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, which provides federal funding for the nation’s public television and public radio stations. Last Thursday, the Senate had approved a joint resolution outlying the federal budget for the 2016 fiscal year, which included funding for... Read more »

Why America is better with public broadcasting

Why America is better with public broadcasting
It was 46 years ago this month. In a hearing room at the US Capitol, Fred Rogers appeared before the Senate Subcommittee on Communications. The subcommittee, chaired by Senator John Pastore of Rhode Island, was examining the funding for the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, the organization that provides federal grants to public television and radio stations... Read more »
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