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1967 Public Broadcasting Act

1967 Public Broadcasting Act of 1967

An Act to amend the Communications Act of 1934 by extending and improving the provisions thereof relating to grants for construction of educational television broadcasting facilities, by authorizing assistance in the construction of non-commercial educational radio broadcasting facilities, by establishing a nonprofit corporation to assist in establishing innovative educational programs, to facilitate educational program availability, and to aid the operation of educational broadcasting facilities; and to authorize a comprehensive study of instructional television and radio; and for other purposes.


A Case for Defunding Public Broadcasting

(Re-Blogged from Cato Institute, by Trevor Burrus)

Public broadcasting has been in critics’ crosshairs since its creation in 1967. Assailed from all sides with allegations of bias, charges of political influence, and threats to defund their operations, public broadcasters have responded with everything from outright denial to personnel changes, but never have they squarely faced the fundamental problem: government-funded media companies are inherently problematic and impossible to reconcile with either the First Amendment or a government of constitutionally limited powers. 146 more words


What needs to happen to save and rebuild the CBC

The CBC, and particularly CBC Radio, is easily Canada’s most important cultural and public interest institution. I say this not so much as someone who worked at the Corporation during the glory days of the 1970s and 1980s but, like so many other people, a kid who was brought up in a home that was always watching and listening to the CBC. 1,504 more words


The (un)informed public

The midterm elections are just behind us, and with the abysmal 36.4% turnout, there has been a lot of discussion about a functioning democracy (as in, can this really be one?). 1,688 more words

Peter Gzowski and Jian Ghomeshi

Vive Peter!

À bas Jian!

Vive la différence!

Peter (who died in 2002) was an idealist about Canada. Jian – we are told by CBC management – was a narcissist. 597 more words

This Day in the Secret History: November 10, 2014

SECRET HISTORY: Originally, secret histories were designed as non-fictional, revealing or claiming to reveal the truth behind the “spin”: one such example is the… 483 more words


1980s manipulation of public broadcasting to blame for present weaknesses in sector

5th November 2014 / By John Cordina

The government’s manipulation of public broadcasting in the 1980s is largely at the root of the present weaknesses in Malta’s broadcasting sector, according to a report published by the Today Public Policy Institute today. 775 more words