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PBS NEWSHOUR, FRONTLINE, NOVA, Charlie Rose Offer Extensive Coverage of Reaction to Osama bin Laden's Death and Issues Raised
As the world reacts to the news that that Osama bin Laden, long-hunted leader of the al-Qaeda terror group and mastermind of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, was killed in a firefight in Pakistan, news and public affairs programs on PBS are offering extensive coverage both online and on air about the years-long hunt, the operation and what’s next for the U.S. war on terror.PBS NEWSHOUR
– Jim Lehrer and Gwen Ifill will anchor a special edition of the PBS NEWSHOUR devoted entirely to the questions being raised after President Obama’s confirmation that the mastermind off the 9/11 attacks was killed. Senior Correspondent Margaret Warner reports from Washington on the details of Sunday’s Special Operations attack on bin Laden’s compound and Special Correspondent Saima Mohsin reports from the Pakistani town where the al-Qaeda leader was killed. Senior Correspondent Judy Woodruff looks at how Americans are reacting all around the country. Guests will include former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, journalist and author Steve Coll, and Farhana Qazi (formerly Ali), an international terrorism analyst. Read more →
by Friends of KSPS Bob Morrison and Mary Brown
Governments should be frugal with tax dollars. Sometimes, though, they get carried away with budget-cutting and people end up losing far more than they gain.
Recent proposals to eliminate federal funding for public broadcasting are a prime example of spending cuts that will hurt instead of help America. The Corporation for Public Broadcasting and its PBS and NPR networks provide enormous benefits to individuals, state and local governments, and the corporate and non-profit sectors. These benefits are reflected in the funding received from non-federal sources: most recently 81% of total revenue for PBS, 89% for NPR.
The benefits are also reflected in the positive view Americans have of public broadcasting. The evidence is conclusive: Read more →