Weekly Press Digest

June 27th, 2008

Selected press items featuring WNET, its programs, projects and services from the period Friday, June 20 through Thursday, June 26.

  • “What a difference a new Congress makes,” observes B&C. “A House Appropriations Subcommittee has not only continued to grant the Corporation for Public Broadcasting advance funding, it has agreed to a $430 million appropriation for FY 2011 that is $10 million more than 2010.”
  • A special section in TV Week dedicated to this year’s Peabody Award winners offers a look at Nature’s Silence of the Bees (watch online!).
  • Playbill highlights SundayArts‘ Il Trittico, Ballet Biarritz and more.
  • Reel13’s presentation of Go for Broke gets a plug in Newsday and a blogger solicits votes for a Reel13 short.
  • Critic Aaron Barnhart raves about P.O.V. in the Kansas City Star.
  • The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer will once more be true to its name,” reports B&C. “Jim Lehrer will return to the show Thursday for the first time in two months. Lehrer exited the show in late April to undergo heart-valve surgery.”
  • PBS.org now claims a larger share of Web-site traffic than any of the commercial broadcast-network sites,” reports B&C.