Tuesday, March 8, 2011
Why We Need Public Broadcasting
Do you know what's happening in Kosovo? How about the Ivory Coast? Did you know that the American student reported missing in Madrid was found dead? If you watched any network or cable news today, you probably don't know any of these. That's because the biggest news story on all of our channels is about Charlie Sheen. Why is this news? Why is so much of our "news" centered on celebrities? Before Charlie Sheen, it was Lindsay Lohan, Paris Hilton, et al.
The best way to know what is really going on in the world is by listening to the news on Public Radio or Public Television. It frightens me that some Republicans in Congress are trying to defund public broadcasting. I don't want to see the "dumbing down" of America.