Wednesday, June 17, 2009

PBS Gets All Grandfatherly

Looks like the Public Broadcasting System has relented and won't yank its affiliation from six PBS stations, including KBYU in Utah, that choose to broadcast shows with religious content as well as nationally-produced PBS shows. They still will enforce the ban on ews PBS stations, but granted a grandfater exception to six stations that aired religious programming, ranging from Catholic masses for shut-ins to excerpts from Mormon conferences and devotionals.

As I wrote before, I had to wonder at the time who PBS thought the public was in their name. The ban on religious programming seemed odd, especially as the ban on political broadcasting on PBS is so widely circumvented. Good to hear reason won out in this case.

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