Sunday, November 26, 2017

The week in review with Bill Katz, the editor of The Urgent Agenda

Guest: Bill Katz, the editor of Urgent Agenda...........what is happening with the Mueller investigation..........The GOP and the tax bill goes into full gear.........Baltimore 3 years after the shooting of Freddie Gray....Moore vs Jones in Alabama...........less babies in the UK and Europe in general.......Casablanca released in 1942......and other stories.............

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June 2008: Tim Russert's death was a shock!

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Back in June 2008, we were shocked to hear about Tim Russert's death.

For years, we had watched Tim Russert, host of "Meet the Press" conduct outstanding interviews on Sunday mornings.  

I loved his interviews. He was tough but fair.

We really miss him today, specially at NBC.  He was one of the best journalists in the country.

Tim Russert wrote a couple of books about fatherhood. He loved his dad (Big Russ) and his hometown of Buffalo:

I like NPR and PBS but.....

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NPR is one of my favorite radio networks.  I grew up listening to "Morning Edition" and live congressional hearings.  PBS does good TV work, such as "American Experience" and "News Hour".

However, it's time to take NPR and PBS to the market. It's time to end taxpayers' subsidies.

Years ago, PBS and NPR had a very special place in the American media landscape.  Today, it makes no sense. There are 200 stations in my cable system, including 3 CSPAN's, several local public service channels and lots of others.  Talk radio provides ample political coverage.

Small towns are served by cable systems, too.  Also, people have satellite dishes. PBS programming could easily be diverted into any of these channels.

According to a report I read years ago, "The News Hour" has millions of viewers. Therefore, it won't have any trouble finding a commercial network to pick up its broadcast. No one is going to give up millions of loyal viewers. ("The News Hour" is one of my daily habits)

Sorry Big Bird but the subsidy has to end!

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