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  1. interview
    PBS’s Tavis Smiley on What’s Wrong (and Right) With the Media“In many ways, I think corporate media is obsolete.”
  2. PandoDaily Shames WNET Into Returning $3.5 Million Grant“We made a mistake, pure and simple.”
  3. stand clear of the closing doors
    PBS Wants You to Stop Being So StupidOr at least have better taste in television.
  4. protests
    Big Bird and His Muppet Army Will March on WashingtonOn November 3rd. 
  5. in other news
    Jim Lehrer Steps Down After 36 Years at PBS NewsHourHe’ll leave as the longest-serving national anchor ever.
  6. stunt bubbles
    GOP: EMERGENCY, EMERGENCY, NPR Is Funded by the GOVERNMENTRepublicans in the House will do something about this!
  7. james o’keefe
    James O’Keefe Also Duped PBSNPR, you’re not alone!
  8. bbc
    England Does Not Trust Us to Cover Our Own NewsBBC plans to expand coverage in the U.S.
  9. juan williams
    Hundreds of Angry E-mailers Complain to PBS About the Juan Williams FiringBecause all public broadcasters look the same.
  10. the greatest depression
    Andrew Ross Sorkin to Hit the AirwavesWhy is this so exciting? you might ask.
  11. in other news
    Breaking: Oprah Apparently Has African Heritage!It’s a red-letter week for Oprah Winfrey. Not only did we learn that her Book Club is returning, tonight brings the PBS special Oprah’s Roots, the blazing coda to the popular African American Lives series, in which Harvard professor Henry Louis Gates Jr. examines prominent black people’s background through both historical records and DNA testing and has determined that, in fact, no one he’s profiled is descended from an Indian chief. A sneak peak at the romp through Oprah’s DNA reveals that the talk-show host, who explains that she has a passion for “education and land,” has links to both an educational fund-raiser and a former slave who when freed acquired 80 acres. Unconfirmed: Oprah may also have had a self-righteous great-aunt, a nosy great-grandmother, and a distant cousin who gave tin lizzies to an entire town. Oprah’s Roots [PBS] ‘Oprah’s Roots’ Is Part Biography, Part Genealogy [Chicago Tribune]