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Veterans’ Group Says “No” to Emmy for PBS Vietnam War Series

Nowhere in 18 hours of programming does the G.I. resistance movement merit mention and “instead of honoring the civilian peace movement for its accomplishments, activists are generally belittled as self-interested and self-indulgent, with stress on its supposed deep antagonism toward American soldiers,” the ad protests.

The Greanville Post • Vol. VIII | Et Tu, Frontline?

It’ clear that from the start—and I would really like to know how this program was incubated, who proposed it and why—the idea was to present Putin as a ruthless opportunistic climber; an autocrat (they call his government a “reign”), bent on personal aggrandizement, saddled with a pathetic Napoleonic complex that propels him to see himself as the savior of Russia, and therefore a believer in the logic of authoritarianism.

Did Public Television Commit Self-Censorship to Appease Billionaire Funder David Koch? Parts 1 & 2

 democracynow  Published on May 30, 2013 http://www.democracynow.org – Filmmakers Tia Lessin and Carl Deal say plans for their new documentary to air on public television have been quashed after billionaire Republican David Koch complained about the PBS broadcast of another film critical of him, “Park Avenue: Money, Power and the American Dream,” by acclaimed filmmaker Alex Gibney. Lessin […]

Nygaard Notes> Independent Periodic News and Analysis Number 497, December 14, 2011

Nygaard Notes Independent Periodic News and Analysis Number 497, December 14, 2011 This Week:  A Stroll Through the News with Nygaard ****** 1.  “Quote” of the Week: “The global war on drugs has failed…”  2.  Steve Jobs in China 3.  News for the One Percent 4.  “War on Drugs” Ever More Warlike 5.  Fracking and the […]

PBS NewsHour and the One Percent

PBS newscast presents the upside of inequality Blatantly Biased Tabloids and Clueless Mainstream Media Keep Missing the Obvious Big Story at OWS Fairness in Accuracy and Reporting (FAIR) With protesters around the country speaking out against income inequality, public television’s flagship newscast made time on October 26 for the pro-inequality side to be heard, featuring […]

Groundbreaking documentary “Lost in Detention” on PBS October 18

A very powerful documentary will air on PBS next week and we have a sneak peak. On Tuesday, October 18th, award-winning journalist Maria Hinojosa presents the groundbreaking documentary Lost in Detention. It’s an exposé that reveals the devastating consequences of the mass incarceration of immigrants, and the harsh toll it takes on families, women and children. Hinojosa sat […]