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Thursday, June 23, 2005

 

Moyers defends public TV

-----by Bill Moyers
A Moral Transaction

I am of course just one fish in the ocean of public television. This is a big, sprawling, polymorphic community: in our best days an extended family; in our worst days, a dysfunctional one. Right now, however, we're facing some hard choices. Competitive forces are razing the landscape around us and turf wars are breaking out the way they once did between sheepherders and cattlemen. Funds for new programming are hard to come by. And fevered agents of an angry ideology wage war on all things public, including public broadcasting.

Full Moyers article.

Related story, "Public Broadcasters Face 'the Fight of Our Lives,'" By Matea Gold, LA Times Staff Writer.

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