Battle of 'Sesame Street': Political fight over PBS has long historyWhen Mitt Romney vowed to cut government funding for the Corporation for Public Broadcasting during Wednesday night's presidential debate, PBS chief Paula Kerger says she "just about fell off the sofa" out of shock. Romney's remarks - and in particular ...
Former PBS anchor Jim Lehrer's philosophy on debate moderation testedNEW YORK, N.Y. - Former PBS anchor Jim Lehrer says a debate moderator should be like a baseball umpire - get out of the way and let the candidates play.
Romney's 'Big Bird' comment stirs social mediaAbout 30 minutes into the verbal contest between President Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney, the former governor explained that he would cut what he considers non-essential items in the budget, including cuts to PBS, which employs debate ...
Gwen's Take: How Do You Solve A Problem Like Todd Akin?Rep. Todd Akin speaks to supporters during a fundraiser September 24 in Kirkwood, Missouri. Photo by Whitney Curtis/Getty Images. One of the most enduring tropes in political language is the use of the term "trickle-down.
Antagonized by Border Violence, Turkey Shells Military Targets Inside SyriaAfter a stray shell fired by the Syrian government hit a house in a border town in Turkey, Syria's neighbor retaliated and fired back, killing several Syrian soldiers.
Romney's casual dismissal of the PBS star shows how deeply we need our ...Before the debate was even over, the sputtery, passive performance by PBS's stalwart star Jim Lehrer as debate moderator was already being panned as the worst thing to happen to television this year that didn't involve a Kardashian.
PBS Off Book video: What Are Indie Video Games[Video Link] As I've mentioned before, I love PBS's Off Book video series about Internet culture. The videos are intelligent, well produced, and often reveal things that surprise me.
Paula Kerger, president and CEO, PBSKerger has led a resurgent PBS to new heights of ratings and kudos. Under her leadership, the pubcaster was nominated for 58 primetime Emmy awards this year, a record for public media.
Syria's Transition: It's Happening NowA Syrian rebel runs for cover during a firefight in the area of the Zacharias mosque in the old city of Aleppo on Oct. 1. Photo by Miguel Medina/AFP/Getty Images.
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In the battle over Big Bird, Schlingensiepen defends PBS; Jenkins says taxes ...Schlingensiepen said he grew up watching Channel 11 in Topeka and praised PBS for its news, educational and cultural programming.
Medicaid: Your Questions AnsweredOn Monday's PBS NewsHour broadcast, Hari Sreenivasan looked at both presidential candidates' proposals for the program.
Debating Our Destiny: Reflections on the Impact of Presidential DebatesWith that in mind, MacNeil-Lehrer Productions (the producer of the PBS NewsHour) has developed Debating Our Destiny. It began with documentaries in 2000 and 2008.
PBS demands Nazri clarify 'insensitive' statement on illegalsPBS secretary general Datuk Henrynus Amin said PBS regretted the minister's statement which he said was politically insensitive to grassroots sentiments in Sabah, especially their fears and concerns for their future well-being posed by the huge ...
Debate Was 'Watershed' Moment of Multiple Screen Use by ViewersDaily Download's Lauren Ashburn and Howard Kurtz talk with Margaret Warner about the explosion of Twitter use during the first presidential debate, the use of Google by viewers to research aspects of the candidates' arguments, the most frequently ...
PBS, the Henry Ford looking for innovative teachersA total of 30 teachers will receive prizes, with the top 10 winners receiving a professional development package that includes a week-long, all-expenses-paid "Innovation Immersion Experience" at the Henry Ford in Dearborn, Mich.
Ifill And Woodruff To Anchor 'PBS NewsHour' Debate CoveragePresidential debate coverage for "PBS NewsHour" will be led by Gwen Ifill and Judy Woodruff, and will be joined by analysts Mark Shields, David Brooks and political editor Christina Bellantoni.
PBS wins most News and Documentary Emmy AwardsPBS had the most wins with nine, followed by ABC and CBS with seven; NBC got three awards. Read the complete list of winners below, and a breakdown of the awards here.
Experts Debate Facts, Outcomes of the Candidates' Approaches to TaxesJeffrey Brown gets two political perspectives on the candidates' tax plans from Center on Budget and Policy Priorities' Jared Bernstein, former economist for Vice President Joe Biden, and American Action Forum's Douglas Holtz-Akin, former economics ...
Turkey-Syria Clashes Reflect Greater Frustration, Larger Regional ConflagrationThe shell that killed five civilians on the Turkish border is not the only source of tension between that country and warring Syria -- the Syrian government is also upset at Turkey for sheltering rebels.